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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:01 pm
by KENYADIGG1T
Incrementalist wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:Getting this thread back on track...

I got into Berkeley and NYU over the past few days and I'm absolutely shocked and I still don't believe it. It feels amazing that the adcomms see and support the vision I outlined in my essays.

I know there has been a lot of other movement for many other URMs and I just wanted to congratulate each of you, y'all inspire me <3


Aye!!! Cue the twerk team!!! That's a big deal. Congratulations!!!
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Can't take y'all NOWHERE

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:43 pm
by soca_dancer
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
Incrementalist wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:Getting this thread back on track...

I got into Berkeley and NYU over the past few days and I'm absolutely shocked and I still don't believe it. It feels amazing that the adcomms see and support the vision I outlined in my essays.

I know there has been a lot of other movement for many other URMs and I just wanted to congratulate each of you, y'all inspire me <3


Aye!!! Cue the twerk team!!! That's a big deal. Congratulations!!!
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Can't take y'all NOWHERE


Issa function lolol

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:55 pm
by Mikey
congrats on Berk and NYU, soca!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:59 pm
by chewinggum
Mikey wrote:congrats on Berk and NYU, soca!

Yes congrats!! You're having a great cycle :D

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:53 pm
by soca_dancer
Thank you all!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:16 pm
by andysimbi
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
hopefullya1L wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
anacabana wrote:For those of you applying to Harvard, do you think URM status will influence the timing of JS1s? For example, might the admissions committee send them out to URMs around the same time?



Someone told me that this is usually true and happens in Jan/Feb, not time to freak out yet


~ Prays this is true after consistently missing every JS1 wave ~



Hard af same here


How many URMs have gotten JS1s so far?

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:12 pm
by It's All Thurgood
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Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:36 am
by principalagent
No JS1 or NYU love (CC interview requests though). Trying to tell myself that it's okay until January is over.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:32 am
by selmangh
It's All Thurgood wrote:*steps out after lurking for several weeks*

Bumping the above, have any URMs received JS1s? (No interest in joining the ongoing debate, but it would be helpful to indicate if you are AA/MA/PR/etc. if you received a JS1)


I had a JS1 in November! LSAT is median, GPA a teeny bit below median. I’m AA.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:40 am
by andysimbi
Nice!!! Fingers crossed for you!!

(Box of tissues for the rest of us...)

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:20 am
by soca_dancer
It's All Thurgood wrote:*steps out after lurking for several weeks*

Bumping the above, have any URMs received JS1s? (No interest in joining the ongoing debate, but it would be helpful to indicate if you are AA/MA/PR/etc. if you received a JS1)


Had a JS1 in early Nov, below both 25ths. AA and Central American

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:33 am
by andysimbi
Fingers crossed for you, Soca!!!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:01 am
by rac310
Acceptance packet came in today from UVA. I've been given a Dillard!!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:09 am
by anacabana
rac310 wrote:Acceptance packet came in today from UVA. I've been given a Dillard!!


That is absolutely amazing! With full tuition!! Congrats!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:39 am
by soca_dancer
rac310 wrote:Acceptance packet came in today from UVA. I've been given a Dillard!!


Congrats on this accomplishment!!!!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:13 am
by saffles
Congratulations to every person here getting into law schools!
And for those of you who are still waiting on your first acceptance, WE GOT THIS! >:D

As someone with a lower gpa (3.56), I’m wondering if there’s any data on that. Any rejections or waitlists??? I think all this information is valuable and could be turned into something positive if anyone is willing to share. Unfortunately, I haven’t applied to a school yet and won’t be able to until January when I get my first lsat score...(so I can’t share anything -_- ), but I want to know for what schools I should be extra careful with in terms of the components of my application. I’m retaking the lsat in february, and I’m still working on “Why X”, diversity statement and personal statement essays.

What do you think made your application weaker or what did it lack? I’m planning to apply to Loyola Los Angeles, UCLA, USC, Michigan, UVA, UC Berkeley and WUSTL
If you’d be more comfortable just pm’ing me, please do!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:18 am
by principalagent
rac310 wrote:Acceptance packet came in today from UVA. I've been given a Dillard!!


Ayyyyy nothing better than law school FOR *clap-emoji* FREE *clap-emoji*

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:45 am
by FIFTYFIVE
For those of you getting into great schools: First off, congratulations! What's the best piece of advice you have for us? I'm still working on my applications. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:44 pm
by AlPastor
FIFTYFIVE wrote:For those of you getting into great schools: First off, congratulations! What's the best piece of advice you have for us? I'm still working on my applications. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Apply as early as possible without compromising the quality of your app!

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:51 pm
by FN-2187
saffles wrote:Congratulations to every person here getting into law schools!
And for those of you who are still waiting on your first acceptance, WE GOT THIS! >:D

As someone with a lower gpa (3.56), I’m wondering if there’s any data on that. Any rejections or waitlists??? I think all this information is valuable and could be turned into something positive if anyone is willing to share. Unfortunately, I haven’t applied to a school yet and won’t be able to until January when I get my first lsat score...(so I can’t share anything -_- ), but I want to know for what schools I should be extra careful with in terms of the components of my application. I’m retaking the lsat in february, and I’m still working on “Why X”, diversity statement and personal statement essays.

What do you think made your application weaker or what did it lack? I’m planning to apply to Loyola Los Angeles, UCLA, USC, Michigan, UVA, UC Berkeley and WUSTL
If you’d be more comfortable just pm’ing me, please do!


So far I've been waitlisted at GW and Iowa. I worked very hard on my PS, DS, and supplemental essays—I think everyone does. I'm not sure people on here would submit "weak" essays. However, if I have to say something was weak or lacking, it's my LSAT, a 164, or my GPA, 3.4. As the mantra on TLS goes, retake until you get a score that meets or exceeds your potential/desired goals. I will also probably retake in February or June.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:43 pm
by D1toTier1
FN-2187 wrote:
saffles wrote:Congratulations to every person here getting into law schools!
And for those of you who are still waiting on your first acceptance, WE GOT THIS! >:D

As someone with a lower gpa (3.56), I’m wondering if there’s any data on that. Any rejections or waitlists??? I think all this information is valuable and could be turned into something positive if anyone is willing to share. Unfortunately, I haven’t applied to a school yet and won’t be able to until January when I get my first lsat score...(so I can’t share anything -_- ), but I want to know for what schools I should be extra careful with in terms of the components of my application. I’m retaking the lsat in february, and I’m still working on “Why X”, diversity statement and personal statement essays.

What do you think made your application weaker or what did it lack? I’m planning to apply to Loyola Los Angeles, UCLA, USC, Michigan, UVA, UC Berkeley and WUSTL
If you’d be more comfortable just pm’ing me, please do!


So far I've been waitlisted at GW and Iowa. I worked very hard on my PS, DS, and supplemental essays—I think everyone does. I'm not sure people on here would submit "weak" essays. However, if I have to say something was weak or lacking, it's my LSAT, a 164, or my GPA, 3.4. As the mantra on TLS goes, retake until you get a score that meets or exceeds your potential/desired goals. I will also probably retake in February or June.



Hello,

May I ask what specific URM group(s) you identify with?

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:31 pm
by FN-2187
D1toTier1 wrote:
FN-2187 wrote:
saffles wrote:Congratulations to every person here getting into law schools!
And for those of you who are still waiting on your first acceptance, WE GOT THIS! >:D

As someone with a lower gpa (3.56), I’m wondering if there’s any data on that. Any rejections or waitlists??? I think all this information is valuable and could be turned into something positive if anyone is willing to share. Unfortunately, I haven’t applied to a school yet and won’t be able to until January when I get my first lsat score...(so I can’t share anything -_- ), but I want to know for what schools I should be extra careful with in terms of the components of my application. I’m retaking the lsat in february, and I’m still working on “Why X”, diversity statement and personal statement essays.

What do you think made your application weaker or what did it lack? I’m planning to apply to Loyola Los Angeles, UCLA, USC, Michigan, UVA, UC Berkeley and WUSTL
If you’d be more comfortable just pm’ing me, please do!


So far I've been waitlisted at GW and Iowa. I worked very hard on my PS, DS, and supplemental essays—I think everyone does. I'm not sure people on here would submit "weak" essays. However, if I have to say something was weak or lacking, it's my LSAT, a 164, or my GPA, 3.4. As the mantra on TLS goes, retake until you get a score that meets or exceeds your potential/desired goals. I will also probably retake in February or June.



Hello,

May I ask what specific URM group(s) you identify with?


Idk about Saffles but I am PR.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:34 pm
by saffles
FN-2187 wrote:
D1toTier1 wrote:Hello,

May I ask what specific URM group(s) you identify with?


Idk about Saffles but I am PR.

I’m AA.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:57 pm
by soca_dancer
I would say

1. Apply early, it is a strategy that works in our favor.
2. If you're a URM with borderline numbers write both the DS and Why X essays, I believe both are required to push you over the edge and are useful.
3. Take your time putting your application together, I took a year to make it the best possible.
4. a) Especially if you don't perform on standardized tests well, try your hardest and then thank yourself for what you eventually get. b) If you have the opportunity to retake for better scores and you believe you can get it and have the time, go for it!
5. Do your research on schools/programs/professors...just try to read and ask others as much as you can.
6. Have a team of reviewers, I asked about 5-6 people (my best friends and my mom) to review my essays and they were literally so helpful, esp for the supplemental essays. But there will be instances to go with your gut and disagree with their review, trust yourself.
7. Ask for letters of recommendation like 4-5 months early if possible.

Re: URM 2017-2018 Cycle Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:48 pm
by D1toTier1
saffles wrote:
FN-2187 wrote:
D1toTier1 wrote:Hello,

May I ask what specific URM group(s) you identify with?


Idk about Saffles but I am PR.

I’m AA.





Thanks. I meant to send that as a PM.