TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

What is your ideal realistic outcome?

Y/S/H
48
23%
T10 named full scholarship
31
15%
Sub-T10 full
30
14%
T10 partial scholarship
64
31%
Sub-T10 partial scholarship
25
12%
retake (aka sub-T10 partial scholarship)
10
5%
 
Total votes: 208

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:14 pm

principalagent wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:This honestly is a really poor reason.


I know it would be for normal goals and that you shouldn't go to law school to chase environmental or entertainment or health law programs, but if they're writing their dissertation for a PhD in a specific area of legal philosophy, wouldn't it be to their benefit to be at a law school where they have faculty to draw from and do research under? If their goal is legal academia in legal philosophy and they have the PhD in progress (which I'm assuming is the grad program. Otherwise my point is moot), then I don't see this as being all that bad a reason to put Stanford lower down on the priority list.


Yup I'm doing my PhD now. Again, it's not that the lack of a legal philosopher is a deal breaker, but if i'm shooting for an SLS-caliber school, Harvard and Yale have the added benefit of having more robust law and philosophy programs. Plus, I want to be open to a faculty member at my JD program being part of my dissertation committee.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby tuna_wasabi » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:48 pm

Anyone received an email from YHSCCN?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Platopus » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:56 pm

tuna_wasabi wrote:Anyone received an email from YHSCCN?


Nope, so far only a fee waiver from UCLA and an email from Berk about their new ED program. Everything else has been TTT emails from obscure schools I've never heard of

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:00 pm

tuna_wasabi wrote:Anyone received an email from YHSCCN?

If the C stands for Cooley.... Yes

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Jack_Kelly » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:03 pm

rowdy wrote:
tuna_wasabi wrote:Anyone received an email from YHSCCN?

If the C stands for Cooley.... Yes

Yeshiva Hamden Samford Cooley Charlotte Northern-Illinois

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:08 pm

Jack_Kelly wrote:
rowdy wrote:
tuna_wasabi wrote:Anyone received an email from YHSCCN?

If the C stands for Cooley.... Yes

Yeshiva Hamden Samford Cooley Charlotte Northern-Illinois


Yeshiva is actually a decent choice if you want to practice in NY, especially for free. Superior employment to a lot of state/regional flagships around the country, such as U of Washington.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Jack_Kelly » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:10 pm

rowdy wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:
rowdy wrote:
tuna_wasabi wrote:Anyone received an email from YHSCCN?

If the C stands for Cooley.... Yes

Yeshiva Hamden Samford Cooley Charlotte Northern-Illinois


Yeshiva is actually a decent choice if you want to practice in NY, especially for free. Superior employment to a lot of state/regional flagships around the country, such as U of Washington.

Yeah, I know Cardozo really doesn't deserve that company :lol: There just aren't many schools that start with Y.
Y goals in this case means actual legal employment.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:18 pm

Jack_Kelly wrote:
rowdy wrote:
tuna_wasabi wrote:Anyone received an email from YHSCCN?

If the C stands for Cooley.... Yes

Yeshiva Hamden Samford Cooley Charlotte Northern-Illinois


As an Alabama resident currently, it is painful how many people ask if I want to go to Samford for LS. I'm like wtf yo it's awful.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby clueless801 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:09 pm

tuna_wasabi wrote:Anyone received an email from YHSCCN?


From the second C - yea, got something about an info session tomorrow. Pretty sure it was a mass mailing to anyone in the NYC area.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby heyduchess » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:03 pm

Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:
rowdy wrote:
tuna_wasabi wrote:Anyone received an email from YHSCCN?

If the C stands for Cooley.... Yes

Yeshiva Hamden Samford Cooley Charlotte Northern-Illinois


As an Alabama resident currently, it is painful how many people ask if I want to go to Samford for LS. I'm like wtf yo it's awful.


Same here for Loyola/Pepperdine/Southwestern.

But same to the emails. And that WashU St. Louis one we all got about interviews.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Platopus » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:23 pm

What's the consensus on a "Why X" for Chicago? I'm looking at their website, and they specifically mention additional essays for LSAT addendum and diversity statements, but have nothing mentioning a "Why X" or similar essay.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby littlewing67 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:05 pm

Checking in
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Jack_Kelly » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:08 pm

What is the advice on when to apply for someone who is retaking in September? 3.45/171 right now, retaking without too much confidence in improvement.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Pozzo » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:28 pm

Platopus wrote:What's the consensus on a "Why X" for Chicago? I'm looking at their website, and they specifically mention additional essays for LSAT addendum and diversity statements, but have nothing mentioning a "Why X" or similar essay.

Little reason to do one, IMO. The school is good enough that no one needs to convince them they'd actually attend. It could come up on the interview, so that would be your opportunity to explain why you want to attend.

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Postby chargers21 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:01 pm

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby OakBrook2021 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:02 pm

chargers21 wrote:negotiations are VERY EFFECTIVE


iyo is $$$ from WUSTL or UCLA useful at all for leverage with "lower" T13 schools?

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Postby chargers21 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:22 pm

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby OakBrook2021 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:30 pm

thanks for the anecdata!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:49 am

Someone should make a Duke applicants thread, priority track invites should be coming out in the next week or two. I'd do it but I already have the UVA thread.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby dietcoke1 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:58 pm

Chiming in to agree with others about negotiating. Apply broadly because schools will listen to other offers and you never know when one school you don't plan on attending offers you big $$$. Also, I know Berkeley gets a bad rap but I was able to negotiate with them. Schools that say they don't negotiate, like Michigan, do negotiate. It never hurts to ask. Just be nice.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby heyduchess » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:28 pm

Jack_Kelly wrote:What is the advice on when to apply for someone who is retaking in September? 3.45/171 right now, retaking without too much confidence in improvement.


I'd like to second this. Is it worth it to submit if your app is otherwise complete and you're just waiting on a score?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:38 pm

heyduchess wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:What is the advice on when to apply for someone who is retaking in September? 3.45/171 right now, retaking without too much confidence in improvement.


I'd like to second this. Is it worth it to submit if your app is otherwise complete and you're just waiting on a score?

You can request that schools hold your application until they receive your new score. They won't start reviewing anything until your file is complete, but they get all of your other materials right away and you probably get a small jumpstart on other September takers who haven't done this.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:46 pm

LSAT/GPA medians and quartiles are starting to roll out now, with Berkeley going first.

Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

Thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=280617&p=10115624#p10115624

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby chargers21 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:11 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:Chiming in to agree with others about negotiating. Apply broadly because schools will listen to other offers and you never know when one school you don't plan on attending offers you big $$$. Also, I know Berkeley gets a bad rap but I was able to negotiate with them. Schools that say they don't negotiate, like Michigan, do negotiate. It never hurts to ask. Just be nice.

Sorry for being salty about Berk :oops: I was above median and above 75th, and they decided to accept me and offer $0 while I was legitimately considering going if they gave me something decent. It seems like their class is built more of people who have great stats and get scholarships, URMs, and California-or-bust people who are willing to pay sticker for the location incentives. Just not a good fit for me, I suppose. Congrats on your success with them, though!

I agree that Michigan probably would negotiate in spite of their emails specifying that they won't. I didn't get anything out of them, but they gave me a very fair offer right out of the gate without me having to pester them, and I ultimately owe my success in negotiating to them. They were great leverage.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby abujabal » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:57 pm

Re: scholarships. If the ultimate goal is to maximize money at my regional (UW), is there a "best approach" or something similar for both targeting schools to apply to/timing apps etc? Was under the impression that if I can get anything from a T-13, it'd help my chances for a higher scholarship at UW, but I'm not sure how that works




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