NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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How long would you wait on the waitlist?

Forever until I die
49
35%
Until a few days before classes start somewhere else
27
19%
A few weeks
23
17%
I wouldn't wait on the waitlist because I can't take waiting anymore
30
22%
I didn't even apply
10
7%
 
Total votes: 139

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby tinycatfriend » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:16 pm

Also went UR2. UR1 since 11/16. LSAT in 50th

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawlzschool » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:24 pm

I was also part of the UR2 1/1 group after being UR1 since 10/25...

25<GPA<50; GPA=25; non-URM hispanic female

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:27 pm

Hopefully this means we will see some movement on median applicants! UR2 since 10/31 here. 3.7x and median LSAT

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:31 pm

ashrice13 wrote:Still in UR1 hell over here.

Not sure if it's worse to be stuck in UR1 forever or UR2 forever.


+1. UR1 forever apparently.

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Daydreamer15 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:33 pm

UR2 since yesterday. Uncertainty...

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby kiwi50 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:20 pm

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TexasENG » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:23 pm

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Chipotle85 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:51 pm

Also UR 2 1/1. UR 11/7 LSAT 25<X<Median GPA median< X

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:07 pm

Still UR1 :roll: oh well lol

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sigree » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:20 pm

When you refer to UR1, does that mean complete? I sent in 11/28, went complete 11/29 and now it says 12/28, what does that mean?
Someone help!

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ad34964n » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:23 pm

sigree wrote:When you refer to UR1, does that mean complete? I sent in 11/28, went complete 11/29 and now it says 12/28, what does that mean?
Someone help!


Just means that your application is now under review. UR1 means the first date that your status checker read "Under Review". UR2 is the same status with an updated date. All good :)

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sigree » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:46 pm

ad34964n wrote:
sigree wrote:When you refer to UR1, does that mean complete? I sent in 11/28, went complete 11/29 and now it says 12/28, what does that mean?
Someone help!


Just means that your application is now under review. UR1 means the first date that your status checker read "Under Review". UR2 is the same status with an updated date. All good :)


OK - thanks. Do they ever reject anyone after "UR 1"? So I would be considered UR2 right?

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ad34964n » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:49 pm

sigree wrote:
ad34964n wrote:
sigree wrote:When you refer to UR1, does that mean complete? I sent in 11/28, went complete 11/29 and now it says 12/28, what does that mean?
Someone help!


Just means that your application is now under review. UR1 means the first date that your status checker read "Under Review". UR2 is the same status with an updated date. All good :)


OK - thanks. Do they ever reject anyone after "UR 1"? So I would be considered UR2 right?


We can't be sure as to whether you're UR1 or 2 because it isn't quite clear if your 12/28 date was the first or second change since you went complete. Either way, there have been no rejections yet (that I know of), so we can't be quite sure if any of this really means anything.

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:04 pm

ad34964n wrote:
sigree wrote:
ad34964n wrote:
sigree wrote:When you refer to UR1, does that mean complete? I sent in 11/28, went complete 11/29 and now it says 12/28, what does that mean?
Someone help!


Just means that your application is now under review. UR1 means the first date that your status checker read "Under Review". UR2 is the same status with an updated date. All good :)


OK - thanks. Do they ever reject anyone after "UR 1"? So I would be considered UR2 right?


We can't be sure as to whether you're UR1 or 2 because it isn't quite clear if your 12/28 date was the first or second change since you went complete. Either way, there have been no rejections yet (that I know of), so we can't be quite sure if any of this really means anything.


There were some acceptances without UR2 though.

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20171lhopeful » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:09 pm

kkdk wrote:
tomgirl wrote:
kkdk wrote:Hey folks. Happy 2017. NYU 3L RTK here. Happy to answer any questions on NYU, if that's helpful!


Do you feel like getting the RTK is a Herculean task?



Not really. Somewhere on this forum I posted a massive Interview Prep thing for RTK interviewees. Search my posts for it, if you like.

I think the "Herculean" part of the RTK is a moot point, because it's what you've done upto this point that will count. So if you're RTK material, 80-90% of that effort is already in your past and in your resume/PS/transcript.

I think what is tough is establishing 'fit', but that's true of anything. Sometimes, your interests will just make you a great candidate. For example, RTK almost always has one environmental person. Rarely more than one. So if you're that one person who happened to dedicate their whole life to that cause, you tick a special x-factor box simply by virtue of that interest. Distinguishing amongst the dime-a-dozen direct services or public defender types is harder. That's where things like diversity come into play, interesting stories, compelling personal narratives.

I think we review about 200 applications, and interview around 60 students, and award 20. The first set of cuts are massive, but after that, it's literally a coin-flip situation. I've done two cycles of evaluations now, and I can safely say that when we call you for an interview, it's because we think you can get the RTK. The 20 that get it weren't more qualified. They just had that x-factor, which is really an element of luck. My own example: We saw Bryan Stevenson speak and he made an interesting point, the day before my interview (it was during ASW). The next day I quoted him twice (I was genuinely moved by his speech), and it so happened that one of my faculty interviewers was a huge fan of his work. I won her over. Similarly, the representative from the sponsoring organization that covers part of my scholarship happened to have the same engineering major as me. He asked me about my science background, and we clicked. Things like that. Impossible to prepare for. But I can tell you we do assign interviewees to panels we think will best judge their abilities. So every interviewee has a chance to make those connections during the interview.


How many Human rights/ international focused RTK are there? Would you say that it's as common as the public defender route?

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jonofalltrades » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:58 pm

kkdk wrote:Hey folks. Happy 2017. NYU 3L RTK here. Happy to answer any questions on NYU, if that's helpful!


Thanks for posting. RTK people we get as interns and volunteers where I work are great. I would be so excited to be a part of that group. And thanks for all the work you put into making the world better. No, really.

My questions: 1. You mentioned resumes, people with work experience. When you review apps, is it one's overall package (resume, essays, recommendations, etc.) that carries more weight as to whom you call back for an interview, or is it the strength of one's numbers (LSAT/GPA), or both? Obviously admission is gonna care about both, and come down a lot to the latter. But I wonder if RTK thinks, "hey, you're already in, I don't care if you are a 180/4.0 or a 160/3.0, I care what you've done and what you're going to do for this program." Comments?

2. Is the quality, breadth, or depth of work experience most important in your collective mind, or all three? For example, does it look better to have varied, interesting experiences across, public, private, and non-profit sectors, or does it look better to have a proven track record of devotion to a particular issue and a commitment to practicing it in the future (like Mr. Environmentalism)?

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RParadela » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:36 pm

Alright folks, can finally join in this thread in earnest. 170 on my LSAT, and at the 25% for GPA. Gonna be an anxious wait :o

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ashrice13 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:47 pm

RParadela wrote:Alright folks, can finally join in this thread in earnest. 170 on my LSAT, and at the 25% for GPA. Gonna be an anxious wait :o

Welcome to the suck

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thelaw23 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:54 pm

Now that the December LSAT score are out, I can't make up excuses for why NYU isn't giving me an answer.

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:01 pm

Thelaw23 wrote:Now that the December LSAT score are out, I can't make up excuses for why NYU isn't giving me an answer.


Lol, it's been less than a day.

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thelaw23 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:04 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Now that the December LSAT score are out, I can't make up excuses for why NYU isn't giving me an answer.


Lol, it's been less than a day.



I mean in general, like I can't make that excuse anymore in the upcoming weeks.

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:05 pm

Thelaw23 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Now that the December LSAT score are out, I can't make up excuses for why NYU isn't giving me an answer.


Lol, it's been less than a day.



I mean in general, like I can't make that excuse anymore in the upcoming weeks.


Oh I see. That's all of us left behind from last year lol. Here's to hoping for a wave this week :lol:

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jonofalltrades » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:19 pm

RParadela wrote:Alright folks, can finally join in this thread in earnest. 170 on my LSAT, and at the 25% for GPA. Gonna be an anxious wait :o



Same stats. It's a gut-wrencher.

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RParadela » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:20 pm

jonofalltrades wrote:
RParadela wrote:Alright folks, can finally join in this thread in earnest. 170 on my LSAT, and at the 25% for GPA. Gonna be an anxious wait :o



Same stats. It's a gut-wrencher.


Yeah, we've got good enough stats to possibly get in, but not good enough to be confident in it.

Ugh

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Re: NYU c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby kkdk » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:28 pm

brinicolec wrote:
kkdk wrote:Hey folks. Happy 2017. NYU 3L RTK here. Happy to answer any questions on NYU, if that's helpful!


Thanks for answering questions!

Would you say that NYU is a good school to go to for those interested in entertainment law? (based on resources, internship opps, placement that you know of)


Based on my (limited) understanding, the answer is no. There are a couple of entertainment law classes (obviously the trademark and patent stuff, but also Art Law, Mass Media Law, etc.). But there are no, IIRC, clinical offerings and few recruiters that come to NYU. I suspect this is a self-selecting thing that reduces interest. I do believe we have a journal that does look at IP and Entertainment Law, but one journal a worthy school does not make. I also think geography plays a big role. Many people just go to CA schools (Pepperdine has a great entertainment law focus) and the jobs are right there, you can get into the agencies and firms that represent production companies, etc.

Disclaimer: I'm not even remotely interested in this field, so it's possible I just coasted through LS without bothering to see the opportunities. Someone else on this thread might be able to correct me...



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