URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby freddieb » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:58 pm

SuperCool23 wrote:I'll be taking the Sept test but I'll be more than happy to post my my stats and cycle when I apply. African American male, aiming for Columbia, NYU, Harvard, Yale, UPen, and GT(these are just my top picks). Undergrad GPA: 3.32, several different on campus leadership positions and I have work experience. I wish everyone luck and a dope cycle. For the Sept test takers, study your ass off!


I'm looking at Columbia and NYU as well. :D Those are my top schools. Good luck!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:00 pm

xnsch wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
xnsch wrote:Checking in. MA male from socal. Thankfully took the LSAT last year so I've just been spending the summer writing my essays. Just have the Yale 250 left... ugh.

Aiming for HYS, fingers crossed!



Nice! Good luck. Do you mind if I ask what your LSAT/GPA was. Approximately? Aiming for the same schools myself.


They're in my profile but I'm 174/4.1. Good luck to you, too!

Have fun at whichever you choose LOL

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby SuperCool23 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:18 am

Yeah !!! Good luck ! I'm really about to beast on this fuckn LSAT!

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:44 pm

Have any of you guys started on your apps?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby beantheshadow » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:48 pm

PrezRand wrote:Have any of you guys started on your apps?


Been working on my PS for about a month now and I hate every single word I've written. :( I have every other part of my application done except for the PS and the Yale 250. :(

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby TAD » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:50 pm

PrezRand wrote:Have any of you guys started on your apps?


Got LOR,
Got ps 90% done
Contemplating on whether to do "why x'"
Still gotta do ds and flesh out resume still
But ya I guess I started

Eta: oh gotta do yale 250 too

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby PinkDaffodil » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:14 pm

Hi all and good luck this cycle! AA female, can post stats if anyone wants them. My apps will be sent in Oct.

I have been prepping for the LSAT since late Feb, gearing up to take the test in Sep (and possibly again in Dec depending on the score). Absolutely terrified but hoping to score north of 160.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:46 pm

PrezRand wrote:Have any of you guys started on your apps?


Got my LoRs in motion at least...
Transcript requests have been sent. All transcripts have been received by LSAC except one that I intentionally am holding off on because it's not yet complete.
Want to start my PS/DS but not sure where I want to start/what I want to write about.
Resume is ... possibly done. Not sure though.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby freddieb » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:14 pm

PrezRand wrote:Have any of you guys started on your apps?


I've started on everything, I think I'm just about done with my PS. Unfortunately I just got done teaching and competing in a pageant so LSAT studying for September has been...a bit lackluster lol. I'm crossing my fingers that I don't have to retake in Dec.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby SuperCool23 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:33 pm

I've started writing my PS and I allowed at least 6 people to read it for feed back. So far, very positive responses across the board. I am almost done with it but transcripts, and LOR are completed. I started my prep class with Blueprint this past Saturday. I wrote out my schedule to study and I'll at least be studying 35hours a week, not including the classes. But chance are high I'll be studying 45 hours a week outside of class. I'm not trying to retake this test in December .

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby PinkDaffodil » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:49 am

Save a few edits on my resume and PS, everything is done. All that is left is this test, which is going to determine which apps may have to be dropped.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:23 pm

Do any of you plan on writing "Why X" essays/if so, how are you deciding which apps to include a "Why X" essay with

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby PinkDaffodil » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:22 pm

brinicolec wrote:Do any of you plan on writing "Why X" essays/if so, how are you deciding which apps to include a "Why X" essay with


I wrote "why x" for my top 3.

Is anyone using/has used MyLSN?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:23 pm

PinkDaffodil wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Do any of you plan on writing "Why X" essays/if so, how are you deciding which apps to include a "Why X" essay with


I wrote "why x" for my top 3.

Is anyone using/has used MyLSN?


Using it for what? To look @ stats?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby PinkDaffodil » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:32 pm

brinicolec wrote:
PinkDaffodil wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Do any of you plan on writing "Why X" essays/if so, how are you deciding which apps to include a "Why X" essay with


I wrote "why x" for my top 3.

Is anyone using/has used MyLSN?


Using it for what? To look @ stats?


Yes. Looking at the two previous cycles is making me a bit more hopeful about my chances at certain top14s. But I don't want to get my hopes up too much.

Your avi is killing me, btw lol.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby brinicolec » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:38 pm

PinkDaffodil wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
PinkDaffodil wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Do any of you plan on writing "Why X" essays/if so, how are you deciding which apps to include a "Why X" essay with


I wrote "why x" for my top 3.

Is anyone using/has used MyLSN?


Using it for what? To look @ stats?


Yes. Looking at the two previous cycles is making me a bit more hopeful about my chances at certain top14s. But I don't want to get my hopes up too much.

Your avi is killing me, btw lol.


I've been looking but I, like you, don't want to get too excited because I know it's a self-reported sample so there's probably error (though people that lie about where they get accepted to mess up the stats are assholes).

& lol Joanne the Scammer gives me life.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby PrezRand » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:48 pm

Anybody here doing a joint/dual degree?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby xnsch » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:23 pm

PrezRand wrote:Anybody here doing a joint/dual degree?


I'd really like to be able to do a JD/MPP at Harvard with the Kennedy school. I haven't done much research into how that process works but it's definitely something that I think would fit my interests

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby youngwarrior » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:33 pm

PrezRand wrote:Anybody here doing a joint/dual degree?


I'm very interested in doing a JD/MBA at Harvard or Stanford. I've already written the LSAT and am in the process of studying for the GMAT. I am really hoping I can replicate the success I had with the LSAT on the GMAT, only time will tell.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby rav17 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:11 am

AA male checking in. Interested primarily in HYS.

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Postby rav17 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:12 am

young warrior wrote: I'm very interested in doing a JD/MBA at Harvard or Stanford. I've already written the LSAT and am in the process of studying for the GMAT. I am really hoping I can replicate the success I had with the LSAT on the GMAT, only time will tell.


With your numbers you're going to get into Yale. Why not just do a Yale J.D and a Harvard M.B.A, get the best of both worlds? :lol:

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby youngwarrior » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:08 pm

rav17 wrote:With your numbers you're going to get into Yale. Why not just do a Yale J.D and a Harvard M.B.A, get the best of both worlds? :lol:


Hahaha you're not the first person to suggest this to me believe it or not. In my opinion it'd be more practical to just do a dual degree at the same institution. Yale is arguably the best law school in the country but apart from what in my opinion are a few negligible differences such as : class size, Pass or Fail 1st semester grades, I don't really think it offers any advantages or opportunities that Harvard and Stanford do not. More, Harvard and Stanford definitely have more reputable business schools than Yale.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby bgt1995 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:38 pm

Hi, everyone! I'm a Mexican female aiming for HYS.

Question... is anyone else struggling to differentiate their PS from diversity? It just seems like every PS I write touches on my moving to the US because, hey, it was a pretty major life experience. So now idk whether it's even worth it to do a separate diversity statement. Any thoughts?

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby Barack O'Drama » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:44 pm

bgt1995 wrote:Hi, everyone! I'm a Mexican female aiming for HYS.

Question... is anyone else struggling to differentiate their PS from diversity? It just seems like every PS I write touches on my moving to the US because, hey, it was a pretty major life experience. So now idk whether it's even worth it to do a separate diversity statement. Any thoughts?



Same problem with ps and ds... idk what to do to be honest.

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Re: URM 2016-2017 Cycle Thread

Postby bgt1995 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:27 pm

Barack O'Drama wrote:
bgt1995 wrote:Hi, everyone! I'm a Mexican female aiming for HYS.

Question... is anyone else struggling to differentiate their PS from diversity? It just seems like every PS I write touches on my moving to the US because, hey, it was a pretty major life experience. So now idk whether it's even worth it to do a separate diversity statement. Any thoughts?



Same problem with ps and ds... idk what to do to be honest.


Glad to know I'm not the only one struggling with this... I just made an appointment to talk to my pre-law advisor about this tomorrow, so I'll report back with her thoughts.




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