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
60
22%
T10 named full scholarship
39
14%
Sub-T10 full
40
15%
T10 partial scholarship
87
32%
Sub-T10 partial scholarship
35
13%
retake (aka sub-T10 partial scholarship)
10
4%
 
Total votes: 271

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:50 pm

urmlaw17 wrote:Who is helping y'all with your applications?

I have no one to read my essays. :(

Each T14 wants a different essay and seems to much to ask 1-2 people to read through all of them .

My friend who is an English minor and writing tutor and my Mom (yeah I’m serious) who is an English teacher.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby subpoenacolada » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:01 pm

Congrats to everyone with acceptances this week!
Here's a question- this early in the cycle, is it basically expected that any news is good news? It doesn't seem like there have been dings yet on any of the T14 threads. Do they just hold off on the reject piles until later in the cycle?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby subpoenacolada » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:05 pm

subpoenacolada wrote:Congrats to everyone with acceptances this week!
Here's a question- this early in the cycle, is it basically expected that any news is good news? It doesn't seem like there have been dings yet on any of the T14 threads. Do they just hold off on the reject piles until later in the cycle?


I spoke too soon, just saw there was a ding wave today for Cornell. This is the first one though, unless I'm wrong?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby PostNihilist » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:21 pm

subpoenacolada wrote:
subpoenacolada wrote:Congrats to everyone with acceptances this week!
Here's a question- this early in the cycle, is it basically expected that any news is good news? It doesn't seem like there have been dings yet on any of the T14 threads. Do they just hold off on the reject piles until later in the cycle?


I spoke too soon, just saw there was a ding wave today for Cornell. This is the first one though, unless I'm wrong?

I think that may have been a one-off. Although I'm sure dings are underreported on LSN, the graphs for T13 on mylsn.info show most dings come later in the cycle

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby DorkothyParker » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:25 pm

clueless801 wrote:Aii Imma ask again if anyone can help - I'm going to ask my boss to write me a letter but since I draft all her communications anyway and bc I hear from others, I'm expecting to draft the letter for her. I'm going to go in with a draft ready at hand. Can anyone who mightve been in this situation point me in the direction of the resources they used - or provide some tips to make sure it sounds like its the boss writing and not me? Everything in the letter is going to be genuine because she has praised me time and again so those are the examples i'm using, it's just a matter of putting pen to paper for her :/ waghh helppppp.


It's been several years, but I penned my own recommendation from the director of the English academy I taught at in Korea and had her sign it to use upon my return stateside.

I don't have any specific resources, but you have probably already Googled and used the same pages that I used then. If you know you have a very distinct writing voice, I would just aim to be as plain in your language as possible while maintaining a professional tone. If you haven't already sent the LSAC request, I would choose the option to waive your access rights. You will print the letter, she will read, sign, and scan into a PDF to attach per the instructions she receives in the email. But, since you have waived your rights, certainly if the voices do align, no one will think you wrote it yourself. I mean, it's not something worth worrying about too much as she is signing off on it. But, if you are paranoid, there is that.

I can probably find a letter my current boss wrote when I was looking for another job (he's really nice like that) and I might be able to dig around for a copy of my K-boss letter as well. Neither are extraordinary, but they are fine. Otherwise, all my actual LSAC letter really are waived access and I have no idea how they turned out.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby urmlaw17 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:51 pm

Should I submit apps now or after I go to the LSAC forum and that way add that I met with their school?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby wmbuff » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:53 pm

urmlaw17 wrote:Should I submit apps now or after I go to the LSAC forum and that way add that I met with their school?


I would hold off if you don't have a fee waiver or you want to write a Why X. Some schools give out fee waivers at the forum (UVA, for instance, plus several top-40 types), and material you learn at the forum can inform a Why X essay.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby urmlaw17 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:56 pm

wmbuff wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Should I submit apps now or after I go to the LSAC forum and that way add that I met with their school?


I would hold off if you don't have a fee waiver or you want to write a Why X. Some schools give out fee waivers at the forum (UVA, for instance, plus several top-40 types), and material you learn at the forum can inform a Why X essay.



I have an LSAC Fee waiver.

I already submitted some apps. I guess I can hold off submitting more until after the LSAC forum.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby wmbuff » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:59 pm

urmlaw17 wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Should I submit apps now or after I go to the LSAC forum and that way add that I met with their school?


I would hold off if you don't have a fee waiver or you want to write a Why X. Some schools give out fee waivers at the forum (UVA, for instance, plus several top-40 types), and material you learn at the forum can inform a Why X essay.



I have an LSAC Fee waiver.

I already submitted some apps. I guess I can hold off submitting more until after the LSAC forum.


I mean, having them in gives you multiple advantages, so if neither of the situations I described applies, I'd submit them sooner rather than later.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby urmlaw17 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:02 pm

wmbuff wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Should I submit apps now or after I go to the LSAC forum and that way add that I met with their school?


I would hold off if you don't have a fee waiver or you want to write a Why X. Some schools give out fee waivers at the forum (UVA, for instance, plus several top-40 types), and material you learn at the forum can inform a Why X essay.



I have an LSAC Fee waiver.

I already submitted some apps. I guess I can hold off submitting more until after the LSAC forum.


I mean, having them in gives you multiple advantages, so if neither of the situations I described applies, I'd submit them sooner rather than later.


Thanks for the advice. I truly appreciate it :)

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:11 pm

urmlaw17 wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Should I submit apps now or after I go to the LSAC forum and that way add that I met with their school?


I would hold off if you don't have a fee waiver or you want to write a Why X. Some schools give out fee waivers at the forum (UVA, for instance, plus several top-40 types), and material you learn at the forum can inform a Why X essay.



I have an LSAC Fee waiver.

I already submitted some apps. I guess I can hold off submitting more until after the LSAC forum.

While I'm a huge advocate for attending the forums, I still think it's more important to apply early. I guess if the forum is in the next couple weeks you could wait, but if any longer than that I'd say get those apps in.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby chargers21 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:21 pm

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Should I submit apps now or after I go to the LSAC forum and that way add that I met with their school?


I would hold off if you don't have a fee waiver or you want to write a Why X. Some schools give out fee waivers at the forum (UVA, for instance, plus several top-40 types), and material you learn at the forum can inform a Why X essay.



I have an LSAC Fee waiver.

I already submitted some apps. I guess I can hold off submitting more until after the LSAC forum.

While I'm a huge advocate for attending the forums, I still think it's more important to apply early. I guess if the forum is in the next couple weeks you could wait, but if any longer than that I'd say get those apps in.

At this point, anything from now to the last day of November will bestow equal benefits. That's when Northwestern stops accepting ED apps. Then anytime Christmas is on time for most places. Mid January starts the undeniably late season

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby urmlaw17 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:38 pm

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Should I submit apps now or after I go to the LSAC forum and that way add that I met with their school?


I would hold off if you don't have a fee waiver or you want to write a Why X. Some schools give out fee waivers at the forum (UVA, for instance, plus several top-40 types), and material you learn at the forum can inform a Why X essay.



I have an LSAC Fee waiver.

I already submitted some apps. I guess I can hold off submitting more until after the LSAC forum.

While I'm a huge advocate for attending the forums, I still think it's more important to apply early. I guess if the forum is in the next couple weeks you could wait, but if any longer than that I'd say get those apps in.


I decided to just submit my apps now, attend LSAC forum, and email the people I meet and the general admissions email. Hopefully my emails get noted on my applications.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby principalagent » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:45 am

Anyone have last minute advice on how to make the most of the LSAC fair?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby amta » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:59 am

i think getting fee waivers is the best thing that can come from an LSAC forum unless you are targeting regional schools that love taking kids from the region (i.e. TX).

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Mikey » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:01 am

principalagent wrote:Anyone have last minute advice on how to make the most of the LSAC fair?

fee waivers

I've heard all they really do is give you info that is available with a basic google search

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby 38981928 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:27 am

principalagent wrote:Anyone have last minute advice on how to make the most of the LSAC fair?


I went to the Miami one and I asked a lot of people about what specifically they were looking for beyond the numbers and how they personally view the student culture. Obviously you can get a lot of this info online, but I wanted to see how they actually spoke about the law school. A lot of the stuff posted online is polished marketing stuff, and I wanted to see what people who actually represent the school have to say about it to get a feel for what the culture actually is like (I only bothered if I saw that the people were deans/actual admissions people). I've been reviewing resumes/cover letters and interviewing a bunch of people with my boss and another manager at my job for an entry level position we're looking to fill, and it's amazing to me how something comes across totally differently written down versus when you actually talk to a person. Even if they give the same info that's available online, I noticed some people spoke about certain factors significantly more than others (example: Texas rep kept talking about employability, Michigan rep kept talking about fit/being part of a community, Duke rep talked about numbers and seeing in application why you want to go to Duke specifically, etc.)

Also fee waivers!!!!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby wmbuff » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:51 pm

Mikey wrote:
principalagent wrote:Anyone have last minute advice on how to make the most of the LSAC fair?

fee waivers

I've heard all they really do is give you info that is available with a basic google search


The head of admissions for my state school interviewed me at the table, which I take to be part of the quick turnaround on my application there. She also gave me a fee waiver, but an automatic one was on my account, too. I think Slippin Jimmy noted a number of similar conversations, though with higher caliber schools. I don't think I prepared as extensively as he did, though.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby sabraph » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:28 pm

I have an #OverheardAtTheHoustonForum

Was at the Houston forum yesterday, got to talk to all of the schools on my list, met some other applicants who were cool. But this girl. She was standing in the line to talk to UT which naturally was incredibly long at a Texas forum, and starts bashing Boston College as "not being a top100 school", and saying all of this stuff about how the rep had been lying (I talked to that rep, so nice and everything they said was consistent with my previous research) not at all quietly, while standing maybe 5 FEET from the BC law table. :roll:

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby principalagent » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:30 pm

sabraph wrote:I have an #OverheardAtTheHoustonForum

Was at the Houston forum yesterday, got to talk to all of the schools on my list, met some other applicants who were cool. But this girl. She was standing in the line to talk to UT which naturally was incredibly long at a Texas forum, and starts bashing Boston College as "not being a top100 school", and saying all of this stuff about how the rep had been lying (I talked to that rep, so nice and everything they said was consistent with my previous research) not at all quietly, while standing maybe 5 FEET from the BC law table. :roll:


Omg I think I overheard snippets of this convo

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby BronxToBoston » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:30 pm

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby TheKingLives » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:08 am

Finally took the GRE! Going into this cycle blind is intimidating but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby amta » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:38 am

hows everyones cycle going?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Mikey » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:44 am

TheKingLives wrote:Finally took the GRE! Going into this cycle blind is intimidating but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

have you taken the LSAT already too? or just the GRE?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby wmbuff » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:04 am

amta wrote:hows everyones cycle going?


It's still early, and I'm not done submitting apps, but I'd say I've met with about as much success as I could reasonably expect this soon after receiving my LSAT score, and I feel like there's more good news to come soon.




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