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TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:02 pm
by R. Jeeves
Shameless plagiarism of xylo's thread from back in the day. Will update/add to it as the cycle goes on.

ITT we talk about personal statements, LORs, transcripts, and anything else related to the 2016-2017 law school application cycle. Figured this would be a good place to talk about general concerns related to getting app materials together, before we start applying to specific schools, etc.

Q&A with Former Admissions Officers — a lot of the questions you may have about the application process have probably been answered here (there's a link to a PDF with a lot of the answers in the OP). It is a Q&A with Mike Spivey, who worked at Vandy and WUSTL and Colorado, and Karen Buttenbaum, who was Director of Admissions at Harvard Law.

Check out Spivey's blog - super helpful blog about everything related to law school admissions.

Is applying on X date late? Early? Etc.?

As a general guideline — pre-Halloween is very early, pre-Thanksgiving is early, pre-Christmas is on time, and anything after New Years is on the late side.


Do I have a hidden fee waiver?

Check out the hidden fee waiver thread


Where can I find **legit** employment stats?

Law School Transparency


What are my chances at X school?

Check out myLSN!

Additionally, you can check out this compilation of self-reported admissions/scholarship data of TLS users from the last 3 cycles:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/w9wo8eibhc54j ... .xlsx?dl=0
Thank you, TexasENG, for putting this together!

When do apps open?

T14 Quick Reference:

August 15 - U Chicago

September 1 - NYU, U Penn, Columbia, Berkeley

September 15 - Georgetown


When/how will I get my decisions?

See What to Expect When You're Expecting (will be updated with current cycle thread if/when one is created)


How can I figure out what my law school COL will be?

Law School COA Calculator and Comparison Spreadsheet

How much will applications cost me? Use the Application Fee Calculator spreadsheet linked below:
TexasENG wrote:So for anyone interested I put together a quick spreadsheet with all application fees for this year for the top 20(the raw data is below). It will allow you to pick if you are applying / have a fee waiver and calculate your out of pocket cost with Application Fees + LSAC Fees.

Application Fee Calculator

School Applications Open Application Fee
Yale 10/1/2016 $60
Harvard 9/15/2016 $85
Stanford 9/1/2016 $100
Chicago 8/15/2016 $75
Columbia 9/1/2016 $85
New York 9/1/2016 $85
Penn 9/1/2016 $80
Berkeley 9/1/2016 $75
Virginia 9/1/2016 $80
Michigan 9/1/2016 $75
Duke 9/1/2016 $70
Northwestern 9/15/2016 $75
Cornell 9/1/2016 $80
Georgetown 9/15/2016 $85
Texas 9/15/2016 $75
Vanderbilt 9/1/2016 $50
UCLA 9/1/2016 $75
WashU
USC 9/1/2016 $75
Boston 9/1/2016 $85



INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL THREADS

Yale

Harvard

Stanford

Columbia

U Chicago

NYU

Penn

Berkeley

UVA

Duke

Michigan

Northwestern

Cornell

Texas

WUSTL

Boston University

Notre Dame

Admissions data spreadsheet for individual school OPs: Blank Admissions Workbook (make a copy then fill in the schools name / medians)

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:05 pm
by Mikey
Ayy checking in

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:11 pm
by pretzeltime
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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:14 pm
by TAD
Wassup...just got my first fee waiver...from GULC..hope it continues like this

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:15 pm
by proteinshake
TAD wrote:Wassup...just got my first fee waiver...from GULC..hope it continues like this

damn already?!

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:16 pm
by dodint
I'm technically a class of 2020 applicant because I applied to a four year part time program. I was accepted while pretz and Jeeves were waiting for their scores even though we all took the June 2016 LSAT at the same time.

So, first congrats go to me.

*pats self on back*

Best of luck everyone!

*never returns to thread*

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:20 pm
by pretzeltime
TAD wrote:Wassup...just got my first fee waiver...from GULC..hope it continues like this


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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:21 pm
by poptart123
I got GW last week and GULC this week. Seems like GULC got the hint that they need to get moving on the competition.

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:26 pm
by R. Jeeves
pizza poll is up. tried to include all t14 but theres only 10 options allowed. left off Northwestern and UChi since they dont really eat pizza in Chicago. missing a couple other schools there too. choose other and do a write-in I guess.

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:29 pm
by pretzeltime
R. Jeeves wrote:pizza poll is up. tried to include all t14 but theres only 10 options allowed. left off Northwestern and UChi since they dont really eat pizza in Chicago. missing a couple other schools there too. choose other and do a write-in I guess.


thanks for indulging me

lol I love the shade you just threw at chicago deep dish

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:30 pm
by TAD
proteinshake wrote:
TAD wrote:Wassup...just got my first fee waiver...from GULC..hope it continues like this

damn already?!


Surprised me too

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:31 pm
by Mikey
pretzeltime wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:pizza poll is up. tried to include all t14 but theres only 10 options allowed. left off Northwestern and UChi since they dont really eat pizza in Chicago. missing a couple other schools there too. choose other and do a write-in I guess.


thanks for indulging me

lol I love the shade you just threw at chicago deep dish

Haha. I'm stuck between NYU and Columbia. Both are in NYC and we all know that we have the best damn pizza ever. Sooo I think I will go with NYU because why not

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:32 pm
by pretzeltime
TheMikey wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:pizza poll is up. tried to include all t14 but theres only 10 options allowed. left off Northwestern and UChi since they dont really eat pizza in Chicago. missing a couple other schools there too. choose other and do a write-in I guess.


thanks for indulging me

lol I love the shade you just threw at chicago deep dish

Haha. I'm stuck between NYU and Columbia. Both are in NYC and we all know that we have the best damn pizza ever. Sooo I think I will go with NYU because why not


NYU def wins out of those two

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:34 pm
by proteinshake
So I'm assuming it's too early to solicit fee waivers right?

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:08 pm
by forum_user
TAD wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
TAD wrote:Wassup...just got my first fee waiver...from GULC..hope it continues like this

damn already?!


Surprised me too

Yeah I had one sitting in my inbox too. Good way to start things off 8)

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:09 pm
by pretzeltime
I want to see someone vote pizza for Yale. I really think it's on NYU level not with quantity but quality for shuerrrrr

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:12 pm
by jfiaff
But actually though Chicago has the best pizza and if you don't think so you're wrong.

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:28 pm
by R. Jeeves
jfiaff wrote:But actually though Chicago has the best pizza and if you don't think so you're wrong.

get an avatar

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:32 pm
by proteinshake
Stanford, dat silicon valley style pizza

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:35 pm
by ponderingmeerkat
Checking in! It's nice to see the junk food obsession carrying over into the Applicant thread. I swear we are all going to be walking Fen-Phen ads by the end of lawl school. :lol:

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:37 pm
by R. Jeeves
ponderingmeerkat wrote:Checking in! It's nice to see the junk food obsession carrying over into the Applicant thread. I swear we are all going to be walking Fen-Phen ads by the end of lawl school. :lol:

yeee glad the fatty crew is back ITT

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:39 pm
by R. Jeeves
Ok there are more poll votes than posters in this thread. Lurkers need to check the F in.

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:15 pm
by Deardevil
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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:35 pm
by R. Jeeves
proteinshake wrote:So I'm assuming it's too early to solicit fee waivers right?


i think i would do it a few days or a week before a school's app opens up.

also for those that arent aware of hidden fee waivers, I added a link in the OP.

Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:48 pm
by brinicolec
R. Jeeves wrote:
proteinshake wrote:So I'm assuming it's too early to solicit fee waivers right?


i think i would do it a few days or a week before a school's app opens up.

also for those that arent aware of hidden fee waivers, I added a link in the OP.


I'm glad you brought up hidden fee waivers. Is the idea behind it that they connect the fee waiver to our L# or something? I'm just asking because I've gotten a few fee waivers via email already but it's not like they provided me a code. It was basically like "When you apply, it should be there."