TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

What is your ideal realistic outcome?

Y/S/H
66
21%
T10 named full scholarship
42
13%
Sub-T10 full
49
16%
T10 partial scholarship
98
31%
Sub-T10 partial scholarship
45
14%
retake (aka sub-T10 partial scholarship)
15
5%
 
Total votes: 315

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Platopus » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:37 am

playmaker093 wrote:So I completely dropped the ball when it comes to "why X" essays. I figured if they asked for them I would write one but didn't get the sense most schools I applied to would need them. I wrote a why Duke, Michigan, and Cornell. Out of the rest of these schools where should I submit one if it's possible. I've gotten into Vandy thus far

Penn
NYU
Texas
NW
Uchi
Emory
Georgetown
WUSTL
USC
UCLA

I'm a 168 3.94 so not worried about YP, just getting in lol.


Definitely Penn, and probably Texas and any other schools you have an actual interest in. No need for Chicago or NYU. I also don't think it's necessary for Northwestern, since you can always sign up for an optional interview, which shows a good level of interest.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby demos9 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:54 pm

Platopus wrote:
Definitely Penn, and probably Texas and any other schools you have an actual interest in. No need for Chicago or NYU. I also don't think it's necessary for Northwestern, since you can always sign up for an optional interview, which shows a good level of interest.


Seconding Penn here but I would say definitely Texas if you are out of state and also UCLA for sure if you're interested.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:29 pm

Anyone else getting somewhat nervous based on TLS lol?

I have been accepted to NYU, WashU, Vandy, and Duke already, which is wonderful, but I've also applied to a bunch more law schools, and it's making me anxious to realize that people are getting invites for interviews (to say, Cornell and Columbia) that I have not received or getting into schools that I have yet to hear back from despite having applied prior to them (e.g., Michigan & UVA)... I got JS1, which I'm really elated about, and I don't mean to be a party-pooper, but I'm just nervous that I won't be considered for scholarships or I might get YP'ed, etc....

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby maybeman » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:34 pm

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:Anyone else getting somewhat nervous based on TLS lol?

I have been accepted to NYU, WashU, Vandy, and Duke already, which is wonderful, but I've also applied to a bunch more law schools, and it's making me anxious to realize that people are getting invites for interviews (to say, Cornell and Columbia) that I have not received or getting into schools that I have yet to hear back from despite having applied prior to them (e.g., Michigan & UVA)... I got JS1, which I'm really elated about, and I don't mean to be a party-pooper, but I'm just nervous that I won't be considered for scholarships or I might get YP'ed, etc....

At this point in the cycle you're the "TLS" that others are nervous about :lol: relax

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:37 pm

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:Anyone else getting somewhat nervous based on TLS lol?

I have been accepted to NYU, WashU, Vandy, and Duke already, which is wonderful, but I've also applied to a bunch more law schools, and it's making me anxious to realize that people are getting invites for interviews (to say, Cornell and Columbia) that I have not received or getting into schools that I have yet to hear back from despite having applied prior to them (e.g., Michigan & UVA)... I got JS1, which I'm really elated about, and I don't mean to be a party-pooper, but I'm just nervous that I won't be considered for scholarships or I might get YP'ed, etc....


You've been accepted to more schools and better schools than pretty much anyone else so far. Most of us are just grateful to have gotten in to a safety school at this point.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:40 pm

rowdy wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:Anyone else getting somewhat nervous based on TLS lol?

I have been accepted to NYU, WashU, Vandy, and Duke already, which is wonderful, but I've also applied to a bunch more law schools, and it's making me anxious to realize that people are getting invites for interviews (to say, Cornell and Columbia) that I have not received or getting into schools that I have yet to hear back from despite having applied prior to them (e.g., Michigan & UVA)... I got JS1, which I'm really elated about, and I don't mean to be a party-pooper, but I'm just nervous that I won't be considered for scholarships or I might get YP'ed, etc....


You've been accepted to more schools and better schools than pretty much anyone else so far. Most of us are just grateful to have gotten in to a safety school at this point.


Point taken: sorry, didn't mean to come off in an annoying way or anything. I'm pretty much navigating this solo and don't personally know anyone else from my college who has been pre-law to ask about timeline, etc., so when I see things on TLS re: schools I've applied to and learned after applying, for example, that they want a "Why XYZ?" essay, I do worry about having done something wrong.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Platopus » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:37 pm

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:Anyone else getting somewhat nervous based on TLS lol?

I have been accepted to NYU, WashU, Vandy, and Duke already, which is wonderful, but I've also applied to a bunch more law schools, and it's making me anxious to realize that people are getting invites for interviews (to say, Cornell and Columbia) that I have not received or getting into schools that I have yet to hear back from despite having applied prior to them (e.g., Michigan & UVA)... I got JS1, which I'm really elated about, and I don't mean to be a party-pooper, but I'm just nervous that I won't be considered for scholarships or I might get YP'ed, etc....


Yes, TLS makes me anxious for many of the same reasons as you, although for different schools. I just keep telling myself that it's very early, and much of the T-6 (my real target schools) are still quiet this at this point. Don't stress it; trust that it'll work out.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby urmlaw17 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:46 pm

Do you reply to acceptance emails?

What do you say?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby amta » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:14 pm

urmlaw17 wrote:Do you reply to acceptance emails?

What do you say?


no, fucking boomer.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby chandhi » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:48 pm

amta wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Do you reply to acceptance emails?

What do you say?


no, fucking boomer.

that's how i replied too!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby urmlaw17 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:15 pm

Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews?

I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you!
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Piggy11 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:24 pm

urmlaw17 wrote:Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews?

I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you?


What's your budget for "cheap"? I'm sure all my suits would be considered "cheap" by the majority of attorneys at my firm, but my aspiring attorney budget would disagree :D

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby urmlaw17 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:28 pm

Piggy11 wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews?

I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you?


What's your budget for "cheap"? I'm sure all my suits would be considered "cheap" by the majority of attorneys at my firm, but my aspiring attorney budget would disagree :D


Less than $100 ideally?

Or less than $200?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby TedBuckland » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:36 pm

Anyone else really hoping for some contact from schools before the end of the day? Because if it doesn't come today, we're probably not hearing until next week.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Bojack93 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:56 pm

urmlaw17 wrote:
Piggy11 wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews?

I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you?


What's your budget for "cheap"? I'm sure all my suits would be considered "cheap" by the majority of attorneys at my firm, but my aspiring attorney budget would disagree :D


Less than $100 ideally?

Or less than $200?


Depending on sales, you might be able to find something for $200-$250 at Men's Wearhouse or Jos. A. Banks. You could shoot for black friday sales, but unless you fit perfectly into something off the rack it might not be ready for Sunday.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby TedBuckland » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:00 pm

urmlaw17 wrote:
Piggy11 wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews?

I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you?


What's your budget for "cheap"? I'm sure all my suits would be considered "cheap" by the majority of attorneys at my firm, but my aspiring attorney budget would disagree :D


Less than $100 ideally?

Or less than $200?


I don't know about a full suit, but you can probably find just the coat/jacket for around $100 and throw regular slacks with it. It's not ideal, but it works. I have a black coat that looks fine (I think) and I got it for about 100 from Dillards. I think Kohls would have something cheap too.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby wmbuff » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:08 pm

TedBuckland wrote:Anyone else really hoping for some contact from schools before the end of the day? Because if it doesn't come today, we're probably not hearing until next week.


Yeah, I've been checking email pretty regularly today.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Piggy11 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:22 pm

urmlaw17 wrote:
Piggy11 wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews?

I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you?


What's your budget for "cheap"? I'm sure all my suits would be considered "cheap" by the majority of attorneys at my firm, but my aspiring attorney budget would disagree :D


Less than $100 ideally?

Or less than $200?


Seems like Macy's has a deal on some suits for $99 (discounted from $375).
Lord and Taylor has deals on suits for $179 - pretty nice looking ones, I'd say.
Banana Republic has a 50% off sale going on - a full wool suit would still run ~$280, but a wool suit would have more lasting power than something made of a cheaper material.
Express also has a 50% sale going on and looks like pants and matching jacket could be had for ~200 depending on material.

Black Friday might be a good time to shop, but I don't know how many of the sizes are going to be in stock.

Good luck with your shopping and interview!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby wmbuff » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:30 pm

I am displeased with Lewis & Clark for sending a gigantic envelope with the word "Northwestern" prominently displayed.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:35 pm

wmbuff wrote:I am displeased with Lewis & Clark for sending a gigantic envelope with the word "Northwestern" prominently displayed.


In their defense, they have been named that since 1915 - just a couple decades after NU.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby andysimbi » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:35 am

Anyone want to speculate on which schools might start releasing decisions this week?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby FN-2187 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:05 am

urmlaw17 wrote:
Piggy11 wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Where did you buy a decent, cheap suit for interviews?

I have an interview on Sunday and would like to dress nice. Thank you?


What's your budget for "cheap"? I'm sure all my suits would be considered "cheap" by the majority of attorneys at my firm, but my aspiring attorney budget would disagree :D


Less than $100 ideally?

Or less than $200?


K&G Fashion Superstores often have buy two suits for $200 deals.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby MrAdultman » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:15 am

andysimbi wrote:Anyone want to speculate on which schools might start releasing decisions this week?


My guess (hope?) is that we'll have a new round of interviews for Columbia and/or Chicago, and possibly new admits for Cornell or UVA. I'm still thinking the first JS2s will be in 2-3 weeks, with Penn and Stanford potentially having their first round of admits the week before Christmas. Anyone else consulting their crystal balls?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby AJordan » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:25 am

The key with any suit is to make sure you get it tailored. Buying a suit off the rack can work if you absolutely need it but it's going to have limited utility without proper tailoring. IANAL so I can't speak from the profession but I can tell you that in my profession the way your clothes fit is often considered indicative of your general awareness and attention to detail. Yes, the composition of the material matters to a certain extent, but a 200 buck suit tailored to you is going to look way better, even if it's not of great quality, than a $1,200 suit off a rack.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rachelac » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:28 am

MrAdultman wrote:
andysimbi wrote:Anyone want to speculate on which schools might start releasing decisions this week?


My guess (hope?) is that we'll have a new round of interviews for Columbia and/or Chicago, and possibly new admits for Cornell or UVA. I'm still thinking the first JS2s will be in 2-3 weeks, with Penn and Stanford potentially having their first round of admits the week before Christmas. Anyone else consulting their crystal balls?


I agree with these predictions and also expect decisions from Northwestern, Texas, and Berk within the next 2-3 weeks, though probably not this week.




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