TLS c/o 2020 - In #Squad We Trust

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby tofuspeedstar » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:40 am

Hi.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:06 am

EnfieldTennisChamp wrote:When I finally hit 100 posts...and it feels so good.
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Yesssssssssssssssssssss Twigs yes, you are bringing love and light to this thread

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:10 am

EnfieldTennisChamp wrote:
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Serious disclaimer - I'm like the least Top Law School kid here, and I have no idea how my LORs are being received right now by the admissions committees.

Agreeing with Jeeves, I included the request in the subject. If i hadn't interacted with the prof recently, I would start the email something like -


Dear Dr. X,
Hope you are doing well. I am applying for law school and as I was compiling my personal statement/writing sample/etc I had the chance to look back at some of the work/some of the reading/whatever from your course in Fall/Spring 20__. Topic/Lesson/Project/Paper A, B, and C from your course were influential in motivating me to look towards law as a field of study. I feel that my performance in these areas in your course are demonstrative of my abilities to succeed in law school. In light of that, I am writing to ask if you would be willing to write a LOR. I am hoping to have my application package completed by __/__/2016 [4-6 weeks out, minimum]. [Briefly explain the process of electronically submitting the LOR to LSAC in a way that makes it sound easy haha]. I am applying to Harvard, Yale, and Stanford. Please let me know if there is any other information that I can provide to facilitate this request.

Thanks for your consideration.

Love,
____ X0XO

One of my recommenders was the director of the honors program, and so had never actually taught a course that I took. For her, I compiled a list, basically an annotated bibliography, of the major projects, presentations, and papers that I had done in my other upper level classes. This actually turned out to be a really handy document to have on hand for the rest of the process, and for writing cover letters and stuff like that. I just scrolled through my dropbox and reviewed the relevant coursework so I could summarize it.

My other recommender was a former boss who had hired me for my first job after graduation. She asked me what I would like her to focus on, which was kind of awkward, but I realized she wasn't saying, "I can't think of anything good to say," she was really just looking to narrow it down. So, since I had my academic bases covered, I asked her to write about my ability to handle complex real-world problems, adapt to change, deal with ambiguity, interact with professionals, and apply my education to new situations. blah blah blah.


R. Jeeves wrote:
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yeah you can (and probably should) be pretty direct about it. sending them an email asking them how theyre doing looks disingenuous when you follow it up with a LOR request right after.

I put "letter of rec request" as the subject of my email. you can start the body of the email with a couple sentences of "hey how are you" kind of stuff, and then politely ask for a LOR in the next paragrph. Concisely explain your circumstances and offer to provide a resume or other info they might want. professors do this all the time, they know the drill

Thank you so much Enfield and Jeeves! I really appreciate it, you guys are dabes ;D I will be writing up a nice email later on today and sending it to my professor. The worst she can say is no if she doesn't remember me, but I'm hoping she does, and if she does, I know for sure she will write me one!

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby HaveMercy » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:20 am

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:22 am

HaveMercy wrote:How long does it usually take LSAC or my school to send in my transcript? That post about UChi apps coming out so soon just killed me

Don't quote me on this but I believe it takes about 1 week or so.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Baby Gaga » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:23 am

HaveMercy wrote:How long does it usually take LSAC or my school to send in my transcript? That post about UChi apps coming out so soon just killed me


Mine were 9 and 10 days

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:25 am

Baby Gaga wrote:
HaveMercy wrote:How long does it usually take LSAC or my school to send in my transcript? That post about UChi apps coming out so soon just killed me


Mine were 9 and 10 days


Yeah you're fine. Just take care of everything - transcripts LORs etc - ASAP so you don't have to worry about it later.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:27 am

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby TexasENG » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:27 am

HaveMercy wrote:How long does it usually take LSAC or my school to send in my transcript? That post about UChi apps coming out so soon just killed me


I think mine was about 20 days. 7 of those were my school fumbling around with my transcript because there was another student with the same first and last name / middle initial as me at the school at the same time. So from shipment from the school to LSAC it was about 2 weeks.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby TexasENG » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:29 am

pretzeltime wrote:Tried to pull a meerkat method last night writing my PS. Somehow the whole bottle of wine disappeared and I ended up googling various driving distances in middle America. I had NO IDEA that Cleveland's on Lake Eerie. Drive times from Cleveland to places like Toronto and Chicago and Buffalo and Pittsburgh are just ASTOUNDING yall


As someone who grew up in the Cleveland area and has traveled from there to all of those places, is the drive time astoundingly long or short to you?

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:32 am

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:33 am

pretzeltime wrote:Tried to pull a meerkat method last night writing my PS. Somehow the whole bottle of wine disappeared and I ended up googling various driving distances in middle America. I had NO IDEA that Cleveland's on Lake Eerie. Drive times from Cleveland to places like Toronto and Chicago and Buffalo and Pittsburgh are just ASTOUNDING yall

O_O

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:35 am

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby TexasENG » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:37 am

pretzeltime wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:Tried to pull a meerkat method last night writing my PS. Somehow the whole bottle of wine disappeared and I ended up googling various driving distances in middle America. I had NO IDEA that Cleveland's on Lake Eerie. Drive times from Cleveland to places like Toronto and Chicago and Buffalo and Pittsburgh are just ASTOUNDING yall


As someone who grew up in the Cleveland area and has traveled from there to all of those places, is the drive time astoundingly long or short to you?


Short! I honestly didn't know about the Lake Eerie set up until I just examined it. Didn't know Rochester was so close to Eerie.

And Buffalo is a 5 hr drive to Detroit through Canada?? This is wild


Yeah, after growing up in NE Ohio and being able to get to all sorts of places in a few hours its really weird being in Texas where everything is insanely spread out.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby TexasENG » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:50 am

And here's a plug to something I had put together earlier this year. I compiled all of the self-reported TLS data from the last three cycles for the T14 (admittances / scholarships) and put them into an excel workbook. If you are interested its linked here. Additionally there is a page that allows you to enter in your GPA / LSAT and get a handle on how other TLSers with similar stats have done.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/w9wo8eibhc54jyq/TLS%20Admissions%20Data%20Spreadsheet%203.0.xlsx?dl=0

If you find something broken let me know and I'll try to fix it!

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Baby Gaga » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:08 am

TexasENG wrote:And here's a plug to something I had put together earlier this year. I compiled all of the self-reported TLS data from the last three cycles for the T14 (admittances / scholarships) and put them into an excel workbook. If you are interested its linked here. Additionally there is a page that allows you to enter in your GPA / LSAT and get a handle on how other TLSers with similar stats have done.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/w9wo8eibhc54jyq/TLS%20Admissions%20Data%20Spreadsheet%203.0.xlsx?dl=0

If you find something broken let me know and I'll try to fix it!


Thanks! This is really good!

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby cadejcl » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:10 am

Hey everyone! Checking in :D

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby R. Jeeves » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:17 am

TexasENG wrote:And here's a plug to something I had put together earlier this year. I compiled all of the self-reported TLS data from the last three cycles for the T14 (admittances / scholarships) and put them into an excel workbook. If you are interested its linked here. Additionally there is a page that allows you to enter in your GPA / LSAT and get a handle on how other TLSers with similar stats have done.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/w9wo8eibhc54jyq/TLS%20Admissions%20Data%20Spreadsheet%203.0.xlsx?dl=0

If you find something broken let me know and I'll try to fix it!


i cant access any doc sharing platforms at work, but this sounds dank. ill add it to the OP after i get a chance to look at it later this evening.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:23 am

pretzeltime wrote:Tried to pull a meerkat method last night writing my PS. Somehow the whole bottle of wine disappeared and I ended up googling various driving distances in middle America. I had NO IDEA that Cleveland's on Lake Eerie. Drive times from Cleveland to places like Toronto and Chicago and Buffalo and Pittsburgh are just ASTOUNDING yall


I should've mentioned that The Meerkat Method involves shutting off the computer and writing with pen and ink to prevent distractions. Otherwise I also start googling random shit like "which gulfstream jet has the luxury options that meet my needs" and "how much fiber is contained in a serving of Metamucil".

What can I say? Olds gunna old.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:26 am

EnfieldTennisChamp wrote: Serious disclaimer - I'm like the least Top Law School kid here, and I have no idea how my LORs are being received right now by the admissions committees.

Agreeing with Jeeves, I included the request in the subject. If i hadn't interacted with the prof recently, I would start the email something like -


Dear Dr. X,
Hope you are doing well. I am applying for law school and as I was compiling my personal statement/writing sample/etc I had the chance to look back at some of the work/some of the reading/whatever from your course in Fall/Spring 20__. Topic/Lesson/Project/Paper A, B, and C from your course were influential in motivating me to look towards law as a field of study. I feel that my performance in these areas in your course are demonstrative of my abilities to succeed in law school. In light of that, I am writing to ask if you would be willing to write a LOR. I am hoping to have my application package completed by __/__/2016 [4-6 weeks out, minimum]. [Briefly explain the process of electronically submitting the LOR to LSAC in a way that makes it sound easy haha]. I am applying to Harvard, Yale, and Stanford. Please let me know if there is any other information that I can provide to facilitate this request.

Thanks for your consideration.

Love,
____ X0XO



I really appreciate the effort you are putting into becoming TLS Class of 2020's press secretary. :D

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:27 am

TexasENG wrote:And here's a plug to something I had put together earlier this year. I compiled all of the self-reported TLS data from the last three cycles for the T14 (admittances / scholarships) and put them into an excel workbook. If you are interested its linked here. Additionally there is a page that allows you to enter in your GPA / LSAT and get a handle on how other TLSers with similar stats have done.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/w9wo8eibhc54jyq/TLS%20Admissions%20Data%20Spreadsheet%203.0.xlsx?dl=0

If you find something broken let me know and I'll try to fix it!


wow this is tight. thanks!

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:28 am

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:29 am

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby R. Jeeves » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:30 am

pretzeltime wrote:It's sort of like when I was in middle school or something and realized that North Africa is on the Mediterranean. WOAH. Things will never be the same again


and like how russia like wraps around and hits alaska in the face, mind blown

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby R. Jeeves » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:35 am

pretzeltime wrote:It's okay bb I google fiber related questions all the damn time

this def makes sense in light of your post history



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