TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby hannah87 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:44 am

tintin wrote:i had a pretty good cycle. i've only been rejected by university of washington so far (probably stanford too though!). 3.9/168. Definitely got into some unexpected reaches. i think there are probably quite a few people like me though who squeaked into their reaches with some good luck, etc.

lsn link in my profile if anyone is interested.


i meant to nominate you, too! we have the same stats. you're an inspiration :)

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby TTH » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:46 am

tintin wrote:i had a pretty good cycle. i've only been rejected by university of washington so far (probably stanford too though!). 3.9/168. Definitely got into some unexpected reaches. i think there are probably quite a few people like me though who squeaked into their reaches with some good luck, etc.

lsn link in my profile if anyone is interested.


Did you get caught screwing the UW Dean of Admissions' daughter or something?

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:49 am

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gymboree

3.45/167 at Boalt. Crazy.

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby BioEBear2010 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:08 pm

Desert Fox wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gymboree

3.45/167 at Boalt. Crazy.

Yeah Gymboree killed it.

I can't complain, either :D

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Postby AngryAvocado » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:17 pm

lunu wrote:nope. i disagree with this thread in principle. why are we giving the people who have so much already anything? does the person with the best cycle really need any more validation??

stop it.


That's why I'm more curious about people who outperformed their numbers, not just people who had great cycles. If nothing else, this thread might help identify what softs actually seem to matter.

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby amputatedbrain » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:22 pm

Desert Fox wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gymboree

3.45/167 at Boalt. Crazy.


If we're going to nominate people who snuck into Boalt, I nominate myself :D

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby texaspecial88 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:24 pm

Word. I am surprised how much my softs helped my numbers this semester. LS is not entirely a numbers game like TLS users say.

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby pikalove » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:33 pm

Yup, I should not have gotten into NYU (ED) non-urm with 3.3 and 172..... softs count!

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Postby amputatedbrain » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:36 pm

Someone on TLS (I can't remember who, so take credit if you see this) once pointed out something really insightful: It's not that softs don't matter, it's that most people who think they have great softs on TLS really don't. For example, there's tons of people who think their leadership position in the anime-watching club is this tremendous soft, and when it doesn't help them, get convinced that softs don't matter at all.

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby weee » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:37 pm

amputatedbrain wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gymboree

3.45/167 at Boalt. Crazy.


If we're going to nominate people who snuck into Boalt, I nominate myself :D


4.0 (or even close) = no sneak, I do not second the motion.

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby amputatedbrain » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:39 pm

weee wrote:
amputatedbrain wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gymboree

3.45/167 at Boalt. Crazy.


If we're going to nominate people who snuck into Boalt, I nominate myself :D


4.0 (or even close) = no sneak, I do not second the motion.


I'll grant you it's not as impressive as the 167/3.45 acceptance, but go to LSN and look at the 4/164 column throughout the years, and you don't see much green

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby Olive » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:44 pm

tintin wrote:i had a pretty good cycle. i've only been rejected by university of washington so far (probably stanford too though!). 3.9/168. Definitely got into some unexpected reaches. i think there are probably quite a few people like me though who squeaked into their reaches with some good luck, etc.

lsn link in my profile if anyone is interested.


I was going to nominate you, tintin! Congratulations on your cycle.

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby quetzalcoatl » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:54 pm

Crackberry and Kretzy, no doubt

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Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:56 pm

amputatedbrain wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gymboree

3.45/167 at Boalt. Crazy.


If we're going to nominate people who snuck into Boalt, I nominate myself :D


Boalt was a reach for you, but they take plenty of people like every year.

Gymboree's GPA made her a presumption auto reject.

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Postby adameus » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:25 pm

quetzalcoatl wrote:Crackberry and Kretzy, no doubt



What's your reasoning for thinking crackberry should get the cycle of the year award? I've got nothing against Crack, and he's got an acceptance in Stanford that I badly want, but I just don't see what's so great about his cycle. He got into Stanford with somewhat of a low LSAT but he has stanford UG and a huge GPA. Once again, no offense to Crackberry, I just think his cycle is going as expected, which to me doesn't really qualify someone for a theoretical "cycle of the year" award. Now if he got in at Yale, Harvard and Columbia that would definetely make him a candidate...

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby tintin » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:01 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:
Did you get caught screwing the UW Dean of Admissions' daughter or something?


yep. she was worth it though. :D

thanks for the congrats guys.

i was impressed by crackberry and kretzy's cycles too.

if anything, i agree with whomever said that this thread could be useful for explaining how people seemed to outperform what their #s would suggest. i for one am curious to know what others seemed to think gave them that extra oomph.

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby smov_operator » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:57 pm

I think I had a pretty damn good cycle, considering my numbers. Must be the good luck charm.

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby lawyering » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:11 pm

I applied this year thinking I needed BU, USC, UT Austin, etc, because they'd probably be the only schools I had a chance of getting into. Call me pessimistic, but I'd say I've completely outperformed my 170 LSAT, having gotten into HYS, CCN, PBVD, etc. =)

edit: I've deleted all schools from my profile that I've already withdrawn from.

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Postby hannah87 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:13 pm

lawyering wrote:I applied this year thinking I needed BU, USC, UT Austin, etc, because they'd probably be the only schools I had a chance of getting into. Call me pessimistic, but I'd say I've completely outperformed my 170 LSAT, having gotten into HYS, CCN, PBVD, etc. =)


i second your nomination! wow, that is impressive.

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Postby lawyering » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:18 pm

thanks, hannah87! :D

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Postby BioEBear2010 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:21 pm

lawyering wrote:I applied this year thinking I needed BU, USC, UT Austin, etc, because they'd probably be the only schools I had a chance of getting into. Call me pessimistic, but I'd say I've completely outperformed my 170 LSAT, having gotten into HYS, CCN, PBVD, etc. =)

edit: I've deleted all schools from my profile that I've already withdrawn from.

You beast! Go to Y, you know you want to :D

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby lawyering » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:26 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
lawyering wrote:I applied this year thinking I needed BU, USC, UT Austin, etc, because they'd probably be the only schools I had a chance of getting into. Call me pessimistic, but I'd say I've completely outperformed my 170 LSAT, having gotten into HYS, CCN, PBVD, etc. =)

edit: I've deleted all schools from my profile that I've already withdrawn from.

You beast! Go to Y, you know you want to :D



...how'd you guess? :D ..and also, i second BioBear's nomination! :)

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Re: TLS' "Best Cycle of the Year" Award

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:49 pm

Many of the posters in this thread make me feel insignificant. Reading some of the LSN profiles makes me realize what good softs actually are. Congrats to all y'all!

As an aside- I would be very interested in reading the personal statements of people who absolutely crushed their cycle. I would think that would be of great benefit to TLS posters. Is anyone comfortable posting theirs (and if some info is too personal, just have it censored out)? If someone wants to create a new thread for this purpose and link it here, I think this would be a huge benefit for future applicants.

As for my votes- Kretzy and his wall of T14 acceptances, BioEbear for landing Yale, Gymboree for Berkeley....actually I'm going to stop b/c all I'm doing is repeating nominations and being redundant. Okay, maybe just one more who hasn't been mentioned yet- Shaggier for getting Berkeley.

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