First round of admissions cycle is over

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askhos
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First round of admissions cycle is over

Postby askhos » Fri May 07, 2010 10:32 pm

I'm writing this more for myself in order to reflect, but I'd like to hear what the TLS community thinks about my cycle.

LSAT 167, UGPA 3.63. URM status, decent softs.

School I've decided to go to for the time being:
USC with a sizable scholarship. Turned down Fordham and Davis.

Schools that waitlisted me:
1. Boalt, in 2nd quartile on the list (i.e. 75th to 150th person on the list);
2. Michigan;
3. Hastings (probably because of YP).

Schools that put me on reserve:
1. Columbia;
2. Cornell.

Rejection list:
1. Yale;
2. Harvard;
3. Stanford;
4. NYU;
5. Chicago;
6. Penn;
7. Georgetown;
8. UCLA.

Will wait out the summer to see if there is a chance that Cornell, Columbia, Michigan, or Boalt give me a shot. Not banking on it, but won't start setting up in L.A. for at least another month. I would be happy to attend USC--it's just not where I saw myself going.

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Re: First round of admissions cycle is over

Postby februaryftw » Fri May 07, 2010 11:47 pm

What kind of URM? One of the ones that get a real boost (AA, PR, Mex, Nat-AM)?

It really depends on your URM status. If your Cuban (which aren't really URM for law school purposes), this is a decent cycle--USC with lots of money is a good situation to be in. If you are an AA male, something is wrong with your application.

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Re: First round of admissions cycle is over

Postby askhos » Fri May 07, 2010 11:53 pm

Nat-AM. I'm also half Middle Eastern, but I doubt that helped much.




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