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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby heyduchess » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:28 pm

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:29 pm

Platopus wrote:
rowdy wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Both of my LOR Profs have been MIA all month and aren't returning emails so I'm reaching out to my backup. One of them I know won't have a problem writing sometime before Sept. 1st but the other is a bit more aloof and is known to take a really long time to write LORs.


I have yet to email mine. It's the only component of my App that I haven't done. SOS

FELLOW NON-TRADS: How are you approaching reaching out to professors who haven't physically seen you in years?


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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby InterLaw » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:22 am

Come on Rowdy, from the height of your score, start the H Y S threads... I'd feel pathetic being the OP for those schools :mrgreen:

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:44 am

InterLaw wrote:Come on Rowdy, from the height of your score, start the H Y S threads... I'd feel pathetic being the OP for those schools :mrgreen:


Lmao there is such a thing as a GPA floor my friend. I'm not even applying to HYS.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby InterLaw » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:23 pm

rowdy wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Come on Rowdy, from the height of your score, start the H Y S threads... I'd feel pathetic being the OP for those schools :mrgreen:


Lmao there is such a thing as a GPA floor my friend. I'm not even applying to HYS.


Well I was joking, but you actually should apply to those schools! Especially H, after their LSAT drop last year!
I'm willing to waive you the burden of OP though, due to hard splitter situation :wink:

Still, who's so self-confident to open those threads? I really don't want to :lol:

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby AvatarMeelo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:46 pm

heyduchess wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Both of my LOR Profs have been MIA all month and aren't returning emails so I'm reaching out to my backup. One of them I know won't have a problem writing sometime before Sept. 1st but the other is a bit more aloof and is known to take a really long time to write LORs.


I have yet to email mine. It's the only component of my App that I haven't done. SOS

FELLOW NON-TRADS: How are you approaching reaching out to professors who haven't physically seen you in years?


How many years out we talking? I last physically saw my teachers fall of 15, but thankfully they remembered me. I offered to meet in person since that's always helpful. Maybe you can start emailing and see which professors are open to meeting in person to get an idea of who could write your rec? That is if you're willing to go back to those schools and when you want everything in I guess.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby heyduchess » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:57 pm

clueless801 wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Both of my LOR Profs have been MIA all month and aren't returning emails so I'm reaching out to my backup. One of them I know won't have a problem writing sometime before Sept. 1st but the other is a bit more aloof and is known to take a really long time to write LORs.


I have yet to email mine. It's the only component of my App that I haven't done. SOS

FELLOW NON-TRADS: How are you approaching reaching out to professors who haven't physically seen you in years?


How many years out we talking? I last physically saw my teachers fall of 15, but thankfully they remembered me. I offered to meet in person since that's always helpful. Maybe you can start emailing and see which professors are open to meeting in person to get an idea of who could write your rec? That is if you're willing to go back to those schools and when you want everything in I guess.


I went to school on the east coast and live in California now.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby AvatarMeelo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:59 pm

heyduchess wrote:
clueless801 wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Both of my LOR Profs have been MIA all month and aren't returning emails so I'm reaching out to my backup. One of them I know won't have a problem writing sometime before Sept. 1st but the other is a bit more aloof and is known to take a really long time to write LORs.


I have yet to email mine. It's the only component of my App that I haven't done. SOS

FELLOW NON-TRADS: How are you approaching reaching out to professors who haven't physically seen you in years?


How many years out we talking? I last physically saw my teachers fall of 15, but thankfully they remembered me. I offered to meet in person since that's always helpful. Maybe you can start emailing and see which professors are open to meeting in person to get an idea of who could write your rec? That is if you're willing to go back to those schools and when you want everything in I guess.


I went to school on the east coast and live in California now.


Maybe a phone call in your sitch

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:45 pm

InterLaw wrote:
rowdy wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Come on Rowdy, from the height of your score, start the H Y S threads... I'd feel pathetic being the OP for those schools :mrgreen:


Lmao there is such a thing as a GPA floor my friend. I'm not even applying to HYS.


Well I was joking, but you actually should apply to those schools! Especially H, after their LSAT drop last year!
I'm willing to waive you the burden of OP though, due to hard splitter situation :wink:

Still, who's so self-confident to open those threads? I really don't want to :lol:


I could OP the Harvard thread - feeling pretty confident on my chances. Not gonna touch S or Y OP with a 10 ft pole though (still applying to both)

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:06 pm

Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
InterLaw wrote:
rowdy wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Come on Rowdy, from the height of your score, start the H Y S threads... I'd feel pathetic being the OP for those schools :mrgreen:


Lmao there is such a thing as a GPA floor my friend. I'm not even applying to HYS.


Well I was joking, but you actually should apply to those schools! Especially H, after their LSAT drop last year!
I'm willing to waive you the burden of OP though, due to hard splitter situation :wink:

Still, who's so self-confident to open those threads? I really don't want to :lol:


I could OP the Harvard thread - feeling pretty confident on my chances. Not gonna touch S or Y OP with a 10 ft pole though (still applying to both)


I just OP'd the NU thread. I figure that fulfills my civic duty.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby principalagent » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:16 pm

Taking care of Columbia's thread now!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby InterLaw » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:30 pm

rowdy wrote:
Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
InterLaw wrote:
rowdy wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Come on Rowdy, from the height of your score, start the H Y S threads... I'd feel pathetic being the OP for those schools :mrgreen:


Lmao there is such a thing as a GPA floor my friend. I'm not even applying to HYS.


Well I was joking, but you actually should apply to those schools! Especially H, after their LSAT drop last year!
I'm willing to waive you the burden of OP though, due to hard splitter situation :wink:

Still, who's so self-confident to open those threads? I really don't want to :lol:


I could OP the Harvard thread - feeling pretty confident on my chances. Not gonna touch S or Y OP with a 10 ft pole though (still applying to both)


I just OP'd the NU thread. I figure that fulfills my civic duty.


Good guys!
Coming to chek in both!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby DorkothyParker » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:43 pm

I know it's premature, but what are everyone's thoughts on Early Decision applications? I have a very strong #1 choice, but my GPA is a <25% median and my LSAT is right above median. I am a URM and I think I am a good candidate for acceptance, but I need $$ because I am poor and have existing debt and family obligations. Should only very strong candidates, 75%+ on both, do ED?

Original plan was to just apply to top 4 schools in/by October and then gauge response before deciding if I should retake in December as I have very, very little money.

I obviously have a goodly amount of time to stress over this, but I like to get started early. ^^

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby the lsat failure » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:52 pm

checking in, hoping for a great cycle for everyone this year. :D

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby DorkothyParker » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:54 pm

Platopus wrote:
DorkothyParker wrote:I know it's premature, but what are everyone's thoughts on Early Decision applications? I have a very strong #1 choice, but my GPA is a <25% median and my LSAT is right above median. I am a URM and I think I am a good candidate for acceptance, but I need $$ because I am poor and have existing debt and family obligations. Should only very strong candidates, 75%+ on both, do ED?

Original plan was to just apply to top 4 schools in/by October and then gauge response before deciding if I should retake in December as I have very, very little money.

I obviously have a goodly amount of time to stress over this, but I like to get started early. ^^


Going to depend on the school and your goals. If I'm not mistaken, many ED programs DO NOT offer $$$, in many cases you are going to pay sticker. I would suggest applying RD in most cases.



Yeah, this school specifically states that it won't impact how the application is evaluated (though compared against other ED applicants) but they do offer early evaluation for merit-based scholarships. This happens after the offer, in January. ED applicants will thus know the minimum scholarship they will receive, but it won't necessarily reflect the full amount.

Hmm, it might be too risky. I'd hate to lose what little leverage I might have to negotiate money toward the tail end of the cycle.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby NavyNuke » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:36 pm

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby tuna_wasabi » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:48 am

I hope none of us has to make vengeful post here: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=103945

Anyone else attending the LSAC forum in DC next week?

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Postby rowdy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:52 am

tuna_wasabi wrote:I hope none of us has to make vengeful post here: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=103945

Anyone else attending the LSAC forum in DC next week?


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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby InterLaw » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:13 am

Silly question: how much time do you have normally to accept a school offer? For what I could find so far it seems that some school gives you a response as early as September, while others nothing before christmas... Does that mean that you could have to decide whether to accept an offer before knowing if you got into other schools? (I'm speaking of early cycle time)

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby it's allgood » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:02 am

heyduchess wrote:
rowdy wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Both of my LOR Profs have been MIA all month and aren't returning emails so I'm reaching out to my backup. One of them I know won't have a problem writing sometime before Sept. 1st but the other is a bit more aloof and is known to take a really long time to write LORs.


I have yet to email mine. It's the only component of my App that I haven't done. SOS

FELLOW NON-TRADS: How are you approaching reaching out to professors who haven't physically seen you in years?


I've been sliding up out of a sewer grate while they walk their dogs at 6AM


brb. moving to the east coast to stalk my professors.



It may be helpful to send a request over email and attach a resume and a list of bullet points that reminds the professor of your specific qualities/characteristics (related to success in law school) and how you exemplified those in the professor's course by giving specific examples.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby InterLaw » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:16 pm

Just secured a big recommender! (Dean at top Ivy)... I know that this is mainly a numbers game and that the "prestige" of the recommender is not so important but considering that I run with just one number everything else gains some importance, and I believe that his letter will add some weight, at least for the law school of his institution... In any case, he offered to help me without me asking so it won't hurt! 8) 8)

Does someone of you already started in preparing applications?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:25 pm

For anyone interested, David from 7sage admissions is doing a PS webinar tonight at 9, details here https://7sage.com/discussion/#/discussion/11775


If I can't get my PS to a respectable point this weeks I'll probably have to get some outside help.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:29 pm

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:For anyone interested, David from 7sage admissions is doing a PS webinar tonight at 9, details here https://7sage.com/discussion/#/discussion/11775


If I can't get my PS to a respectable point this weeks I'll probably have to get some outside help.


Feel free to PM me if you just need to bounce ideas off of someone.

Thanks for the webinar tip.



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