International Applicants 2017-2018

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YES!
35
71%
No (waiting for evaluations/LORs/...)
8
16%
No (waiting for December LSAT)
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12%
 
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InterLaw
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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:38 am

tsf wrote:Finally got some good news this cycle! In at Columbia!!
Also JS1 in December, but nothing else so far from Harvard, so I'm guessing that's probably not happening...


Columbia's great! Congrats!

I got WL by UPenn

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tsf
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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby tsf » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:11 am

InterLaw wrote:
tsf wrote:Finally got some good news this cycle! In at Columbia!!
Also JS1 in December, but nothing else so far from Harvard, so I'm guessing that's probably not happening...


Columbia's great! Congrats!

I got WL by UPenn


Thanks! And congrats to you too!!

lqyzoe
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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby lqyzoe » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:30 pm

Hi guys,

I'm wondering if any of you are applying for AJD programs (like Emory, ASU, etc.) and have heard back from law schools?

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby feralflamingo » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:08 pm

tsf wrote:Finally got some good news this cycle! In at Columbia!!
Also JS1 in December, but nothing else so far from Harvard, so I'm guessing that's probably not happening...

Congrats!!! and no worries there, it's better than having a jsnone (me). Would you actually consider going to Columbia at sticker though? I got in as well, and I honestly can't even think of doing 300k (at least) in debt.
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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:46 am

feralflamingo wrote:
tsf wrote:Finally got some good news this cycle! In at Columbia!!
Also JS1 in December, but nothing else so far from Harvard, so I'm guessing that's probably not happening...

Congrats!!! and no worries there, it's better than having a jsnone (me). Would you actually consider going to Columbia at sticker though? I got in as well, and I honestly can't even think of doing 300k (at least) in debt.


Congrats to both!! I still did not hear anything from Columbia and, even though it would be one of my first choices no brainer, the very small chance of getting in with a scholarship makes me think that should I be admitted at sticker I'd use it mainly for scholly negotiation...

I reeeeeeeaaaally don't see myself going into 300k debt.

Also, since we are not eligible for public loans and we need a co-signer for a private one, how would you do it? Do you have some American friend who would be fine in co-sign a loan for 300k? Or even just 150? :shock:

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby feralflamingo » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:41 am

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby Flowerchomper » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:46 pm

VanillaSalt wrote:Just wondering, are there any applicants from Singapore here?


Hi! A little late but I’m from Sg but have been living abroad for some time. PM me!

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby pitter » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:48 am

I am not faring well this cycle and have been ghosted by most schools. Applied to 14 schools.

IN at Cornell ( only$), G’town, WUSTL (full ride) and Vanderbilt
DINGED at Berkeley
Ghosted by UMich, NU since November, UVA, Duke, Harvard, Columbia, UChi, NYU, Penn since December / January ( Duke: non-Pt and still queued for review , and for other schools still UR1)

Applied to some schools in November and the rest of the higher T14s after I got my Dec score back in December. After two 168s and and a 167, I landed at 17[x] , x : 0 to 2,national, K-JD,very good GPA in a top undergrad in China.( please don’t quote!)

I know that the number of applicants this cycle has increased compared to previous years and patience is an important virtue, but I wouldn’t be surprised to burst out crying after a few months. I would really like to work for public interest so minimizing debt while aiming for PI focused T14 schools like UMich and NYU is currently my goal. I hoped higher LSAT score would help me in admission so I feel really bummed :(

I was pretty confident with my public interest focused experience and personal statement, but I guess admission is harder for international applicants:(
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EnglishApplicant2017
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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby EnglishApplicant2017 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:23 am

pitter wrote:I am not faring well this cycle and have been ghosted by most schools. Applied to 14 schools.


I wouldn't feel too discouraged if I were you. I felt like I was being ghosted by most schools and was getting v down about it but somehow got into Harvard and Columbia this week! It only takes a couple of pieces of good news (or even just one) to turn around your entire perspective. A lot of schools have been v slow in getting back to students this year, due to the increase in apps. I applied in October but am still yet to hear back from NYU, Michigan and Penn amongst others. As I understand it, most domestic Dec/Jan applicants are still UR1 at NYU etc. Remember: not hearing back =/= getting dinged.

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby magic » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:36 am

InterLaw wrote:
Well, I heard back from 4/16 (Mich, GULC, WUSTL and GWU).


pitter wrote:IN at Cornell ( only$), G’town, WUSTL (full ride) and Vanderbilt



Congrats on the acceptances, @InterLaw and @pitter! How did GULC send your acceptance letter? FedEx/UPS?

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby InterLaw » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:49 pm

magic wrote:
InterLaw wrote:
Well, I heard back from 4/16 (Mich, GULC, WUSTL and GWU).


pitter wrote:IN at Cornell ( only$), G’town, WUSTL (full ride) and Vanderbilt



Congrats on the acceptances, @InterLaw and @pitter! How did GULC send your acceptance letter? FedEx/UPS?


I honestly have no idea... it was just a letter from GULC with no further envelopment!

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby twtwtwtw » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:06 pm

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pezberri
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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby pezberri » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:05 pm

Has anyone else been having problems with T30 schools? Have a 166/AA. Applied to GW and UC Davis in Oct - got WLd at GW. Still haven't heard back from UC Davis and am worried about the same outcome. From what I can see, this year is even more tough and unpredictable for intl apps as last year :/

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby saraduboi1995 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:54 pm

EnglishApplicant2017 wrote:
pitter wrote:I am not faring well this cycle and have been ghosted by most schools. Applied to 14 schools.


I wouldn't feel too discouraged if I were you. I felt like I was being ghosted by most schools and was getting v down about it but somehow got into Harvard and Columbia this week! It only takes a couple of pieces of good news (or even just one) to turn around your entire perspective. A lot of schools have been v slow in getting back to students this year, due to the increase in apps. I applied in October but am still yet to hear back from NYU, Michigan and Penn amongst others. As I understand it, most domestic Dec/Jan applicants are still UR1 at NYU etc. Remember: not hearing back =/= getting dinged.


Which uni did you go to? I take it you got a first-class honours? with a 172 LSAT was it?

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Re: International Applicants 2017-2018

Postby andychen » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:15 pm

pezberri wrote:Has anyone else been having problems with T30 schools? Have a 166/AA. Applied to GW and UC Davis in Oct - got WLd at GW. Still haven't heard back from UC Davis and am worried about the same outcome. From what I can see, this year is even more tough and unpredictable for intl apps as last year :/



you are very likely get off from wl of gw. so just wait and do not go to uc davis. obviously Gw is much better than UC DAvis, especially for you are politics
background.




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