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Lwschkmabe11
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Applications for next cycle

Postby Lwschkmabe11 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:39 pm

When do applications open for those of use applying for the 2018 cycle? I already took my LSAT and am wondering how to get a head start on applications. Already have one LOR in, will request transcripts after this semester, and already paid for CAS. Any other way to start prepping for my cycle?
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btruj777
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Re: Applications for next cycle

Postby btruj777 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:46 pm

Almost certain it is early September or late August

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guynourmin
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Re: Applications for next cycle

Postby guynourmin » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:52 pm

Is your PS done? That's the big thing. You could knock out a dozen applications in a few hours if everything else was ready. The actual applications are pretty easy and they autofill almost everything after you finish the first one.

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amta
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Re: Applications for next cycle

Postby amta » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:06 pm

2019?

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dietcoke1
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Re: Applications for next cycle

Postby dietcoke1 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:16 pm

start your why x essays. find specific reasons you want to attend each school your applying to

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Re: Applications for next cycle

Postby twiix » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:20 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:start your why x essays. find specific reasons you want to attend each school your applying to



"Because your school is ranked X on USNWR" is an acceptable reason by the way :o

Lwschkmabe11
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Re: Applications for next cycle

Postby Lwschkmabe11 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:43 pm

amta wrote:2019?

meant 2018. obvs I'm not prepping 2 years in advance

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The_Pluviophile
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Re: Applications for next cycle

Postby The_Pluviophile » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:37 am

Definitely not a bad idea to start on your PS. I started mine late, thinking it would be a quick turn around but I ended up writing a ton of different drafts before I liked it and it delayed my cycle a bit. Start it early with low stress, get lots of other eyes on it, plenty of time to revise or shape to particular school.

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Re: Applications for next cycle

Postby bigchiefhoho » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:25 pm

The_Pluviophile wrote:Definitely not a bad idea to start on your PS. I started mine late, thinking it would be a quick turn around but I ended up writing a ton of different drafts before I liked it


Seconded. I did probably half a dozen outlines and first drafts before I actually settled on a topic and approach that I really liked, and then it took me another six drafts of that before I was satisfied with it. You can also spend your time researching which schools you're applying to and really killing the optional essays (diversity essays, "Why X," etc).

Once you've got all that done (and your transcripts, LSATs, LORs of course, but it sounds like you're on top of that), the actual applications take no time at all. I did all of mine in an afternoon.

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Re: Applications for next cycle

Postby goldenbear2020 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:57 pm

Research and apply to schools offering generous scholarships for your stats for negotiation purposes.

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Re: Applications for next cycle

Postby brinicolec » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:32 am

I second starting personal statement stuff if you can (and any other statements you might need), as well as Why X essays... which ties into what I would suggest to do also: research schools! Find out what kind of things are generally considered important to think about, as well as things that you consider important to think about. I'd recommend considering things that have a general consensus of being important because there are some things that I definitely wasn't even considering when I first started applying that actually have some importance to me now; TLS is a great place to get an idea of what kind of things you should be looking into at schools. But also consider what kind of things you feel like you need to be able to gain from your experience at LS (How important is location to you? What kind of community are you looking for? If you're a URM, how important is it to have a tight-knit community of your minority group? etc etc). Basically, think about what kind of things you think you need to have around you to help contribute to your success during law school and what kind of opportunities you want throughout your experience to help you achieve whatever career path and see where schools you're considering line up on those things.




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