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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Pozzo » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:09 pm

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principalagent wrote:Has anyone submitted yet for the schools that are open? I'm waiting a few more weeks, but last cycle some people were quick on the jump.


ASU and Stanford done. Waiting for the rest to open. I've been waiting a long time for applications to open. I'm retiring from the Military next year and off to school. I'll be the old dude in class if you're lookin for me :P

Well done! Thanks for your service. What's the ASU draw for you? Local?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby AvatarMeelo » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:10 pm

Ntp73821 wrote:So I think my LOR writers forgot about me... I asked them in early June and initially asked for the letters by the first few weeks of August (when I was still optimistic that I would apply with my June score). August is almost over and I still have no LORs... it's time to send a follow up email, right? :oops:


Omg yes!! Follow up now with maybe an update on your summer!!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby principalagent » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:20 pm

Ntp73821 wrote:So I think my LOR writers forgot about me... I asked them in early June and initially asked for the letters by the first few weeks of August (when I was still optimistic that I would apply with my June score). August is almost over and I still have no LORs... it's time to send a follow up email, right? :oops:


This happened to me word for word with one of my LOR writers. I plan to follow up this week.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Rllesueur » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:28 pm

Pozzo wrote:
Rllesueur wrote:
principalagent wrote:Has anyone submitted yet for the schools that are open? I'm waiting a few more weeks, but last cycle some people were quick on the jump.


ASU and Stanford done. Waiting for the rest to open. I've been waiting a long time for applications to open. I'm retiring from the Military next year and off to school. I'll be the old dude in class if you're lookin for me :P

Well done! Thanks for your service. What's the ASU draw for you? Local?


Thank you! I'm an AZ resident and all my family is there. The Post-911 GI Bill is a full ride to any public law school I get into. I spent most of my time stationed in San Diego, and the wife loves it. So applying to UCI, UCLA, Berkley, and Stanford. Stanford is obviously not public, but their yellow ribbon program is quite nice. 10k from school/10k from VA per year. So I'd still need loans but not much.

Best of luck to you!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby InterLaw » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:09 pm

Fee waiver situation:
Unsolicited: W&M
Solicited and granted: UVA, Michigan, GULC, UCLA, UofWashington
Solicited but denied: NYU, Cornell
No need (free app for everyone): USC, GWU
Still waiting from other 3...

Question: is it a thing to ask fee waivers to t5? Will they just say "no LOL"? Is it worth a try or do you just sound ridiculous? I'm above medians at least for H C C...

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby chargers21 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:14 pm

InterLaw wrote:Fee waiver situation:
Unsolicited: W&M
Solicited and granted: UVA, Michigan, GULC, UCLA, UofWashington
Solicited but denied: NYU, Cornell
No need (free app for everyone): USC, GWU
Still waiting from other 3...

Question: is it a thing to ask fee waivers to t5? Will they just say "no LOL"? Is it worth a try or do you just sound ridiculous? I'm above medians at least for H C C...

I am 99% sure Chicago and Columbia offer them (I know Chicago does, and I'm pretty sure I got one from Columbia last cycle as well)

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Pozzo » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:17 pm

chargers21 wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Fee waiver situation:
Unsolicited: W&M
Solicited and granted: UVA, Michigan, GULC, UCLA, UofWashington
Solicited but denied: NYU, Cornell
No need (free app for everyone): USC, GWU
Still waiting from other 3...

Question: is it a thing to ask fee waivers to t5? Will they just say "no LOL"? Is it worth a try or do you just sound ridiculous? I'm above medians at least for H C C...

I am 99% sure Chicago and Columbia offer them (I know Chicago does, and I'm pretty sure I got one from Columbia last cycle as well)

Yes, they both offer fee waivers. HYS only offer need-based waivers, and I believe you need to qualify through LSAC to get them.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby chewinggum » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:31 pm

chargers21 wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Fee waiver situation:
Unsolicited: W&M
Solicited and granted: UVA, Michigan, GULC, UCLA, UofWashington
Solicited but denied: NYU, Cornell
No need (free app for everyone): USC, GWU
Still waiting from other 3...

Question: is it a thing to ask fee waivers to t5? Will they just say "no LOL"? Is it worth a try or do you just sound ridiculous? I'm above medians at least for H C C...

I am 99% sure Chicago and Columbia offer them (I know Chicago does, and I'm pretty sure I got one from Columbia last cycle as well)

How do you solicit the waivers?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby InterLaw » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:47 pm

chewinggum wrote:
chargers21 wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Fee waiver situation:
Unsolicited: W&M
Solicited and granted: UVA, Michigan, GULC, UCLA, UofWashington
Solicited but denied: NYU, Cornell
No need (free app for everyone): USC, GWU
Still waiting from other 3...

Question: is it a thing to ask fee waivers to t5? Will they just say "no LOL"? Is it worth a try or do you just sound ridiculous? I'm above medians at least for H C C...

I am 99% sure Chicago and Columbia offer them (I know Chicago does, and I'm pretty sure I got one from Columbia last cycle as well)

How do you solicit the waivers?


I just sent e-mails with my stats and a kind request!

Pozzo wrote:Yes, they both offer fee waivers. HYS only offer need-based waivers, and I believe you need to qualify through LSAC to get them.


Got it!
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby chewinggum » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:51 pm

InterLaw wrote:I just sent e-mails with my stats and a kind request!

To the general admissions email?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby InterLaw » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:53 pm

chewinggum wrote:
InterLaw wrote:I just sent e-mails with my stats and a kind request!

To the general admissions email?


Yes ma'm!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Pozzo » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:54 pm

InterLaw wrote:
Got it!


No, does not impact.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby chewinggum » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:54 pm

InterLaw wrote:
chewinggum wrote:
InterLaw wrote:I just sent e-mails with my stats and a kind request!

To the general admissions email?


Yes ma'm!

Nice. Do you just include your lsac number or wait for a response?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Ntp73821 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:11 pm

chewinggum wrote:Nice. Do you just include your lsac number or wait for a response?


In all of the waivers I solicited, I included my lsac number.
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby chargers21 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:11 pm

chewinggum wrote:
InterLaw wrote:
chewinggum wrote:
InterLaw wrote:I just sent e-mails with my stats and a kind request!

To the general admissions email?


Yes ma'm!

Nice. Do you just include your lsac number or wait for a response?

Include the LSAC number and only official stats (no personal estimations of gpa, that can land you in hot water)

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby chewinggum » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:26 pm

chargers21 wrote:Include the LSAC number and only official stats (no personal estimations of gpa, that can land you in hot water)

Ntp73821 wrote:In all of the waivers I solicited, I included my lsac number.

So then def wait until you have a score on file? I'm taking Sept so I won't have a score to send over until at least one month into the cycle.

Do you think they'll still be willing to give out waivers after the cycle begins?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby chargers21 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:39 pm

chewinggum wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Include the LSAC number and only official stats (no personal estimations of gpa, that can land you in hot water)

Ntp73821 wrote:In all of the waivers I solicited, I included my lsac number.

So then def wait until you have a score on file? I'm taking Sept so I won't have a score to send over until at least one month into the cycle.

Do you think they'll still be willing to give out waivers after the cycle begins?

The week your Sept. LSAT score comes back you will be flooded with waivers. I don't think any of the top schools will extend them through solicitation without a score.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby twiix » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:58 am

hi friends

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby chewinggum » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:32 am

twiix wrote:hi friends

Twiix!!! I hope your prep is going well :) you've been MIA

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby twiix » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:45 am

chewinggum wrote:
twiix wrote:hi friends

Twiix!!! I hope your prep is going well :) you've been MIA


Yeah I realized that spending time in that thread did more harm than good lol. Instead of trolling tls I've decided to actually use that time to study. Crazy, I know :lol:

It has been well for the most part! Seen some serious RC improvement so trying to wrap up some more LR consistency in the next 3 weeks and then we will be smooth sailing. How has yours been going?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby NavyNuke » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:46 am

Fee waiver requests for Berkeley are up.
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:05 am

Does anyone have thoughts on UCI now that Dean Chemerinsky is leaving? On paper it looks like it could be great value for a west-coaster who isn't willing to pay sticker at UCLA or Berkeley. But I don't know how much of a dive in clerkship placement / job outcomes is likely without Chem.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby blackmamba8 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:29 am

principalagent wrote:
Ntp73821 wrote:So I think my LOR writers forgot about me... I asked them in early June and initially asked for the letters by the first few weeks of August (when I was still optimistic that I would apply with my June score). August is almost over and I still have no LORs... it's time to send a follow up email, right? :oops:


This happened to me word for word with one of my LOR writers. I plan to follow up this week.

Same thing happened to me. I replied to his last email to me and sent something along the lines of:
"Dear Professor X.

Good morning. I hope you have had a good summer. I wanted to thank you again for being willing to write me a letter of recommendation. I am taking the September LSAT, and then plan on applying to schools a few weeks after that. Is there anything else you would like me to send you to help with writing the letter?

Thank you for your time and effort.

Blackmamba8"

I tried finding a way of urging him without seeming like a pushy asshole. Maybe it didn't work, but fuck it. He got it submitted a few days later lol.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby InterLaw » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:34 am

rowdy wrote:Does anyone have thoughts on UCI now that Dean Chemerinsky is leaving? On paper it looks like it could be great value for a west-coaster who isn't willing to pay sticker at UCLA or Berkeley. But I don't know how much of a dive in clerkship placement / job outcomes is likely without Chem.


Personally, I believe that it could be a good option if you aim for small gov't / local clerkship / PI and you get full tuition. However, it has absolutely no impact outside California and little impact outside LA area, which is still noticeably behind UCLA and USC... They need some years to consolidate their position. I mean, they did great recently but I think that compared to other tied schools (GWU for DC area or UofW in Seattle) they are fairly behind. In 5-7 years... Who knows!

Where is the Dean directed?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby NavyNuke » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:40 am

blackmamba8 wrote:
principalagent wrote:
Ntp73821 wrote:So I think my LOR writers forgot about me... I asked them in early June and initially asked for the letters by the first few weeks of August (when I was still optimistic that I would apply with my June score). August is almost over and I still have no LORs... it's time to send a follow up email, right? :oops:


This happened to me word for word with one of my LOR writers. I plan to follow up this week.

Same thing happened to me. I sent him something along the lines of:
"Dear Professor X.

Good morning. I hope you have had a good summer. I wanted to thank you again for being willing to write me a letter of recommendation. I am taking the September LSAT, and then plan on applying to schools a few weeks after that. Is there anything else you would like me to send you to help with writing the letter?

Thank you for your time and effort.

Blackmamba8"

I tried finding a way of urging him without seeming like a pushy asshole.


Had the same thing happen to me. Sent a polite reminder weeks ago and the professor said he would get on it. That letter is still not submitted. Fortunately, I had other professors I could go to. I think if they don't get it done fairly quickly it may be best to go with someone else. How stellar of a LOR are they gonna write if you have to keep asking them to do it?



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