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
66
21%
T10 named full scholarship
42
13%
Sub-T10 full
49
16%
T10 partial scholarship
98
31%
Sub-T10 partial scholarship
45
14%
retake (aka sub-T10 partial scholarship)
15
5%
 
Total votes: 315

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby principalagent » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:49 pm

rowdy wrote:Which is cool with me, because I get to tell my grandkids about how I met Justice so-and-so on an internet forum.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby dm1683 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:57 pm

principalagent wrote:
rowdy wrote:Which is cool with me, because I get to tell my grandkids about how I met Justice so-and-so on an internet forum.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

"So you kiddies know him as Justice X, but to me he'll always be 'Platopus.'"

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby it's allgood » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:01 pm

rowdy wrote:
dm1683 wrote:
it's allgood wrote:
rowdy wrote:All y'all sitting here talking about Mordecais and Rubies like a bunch of international super villains and I'm just sitting here with my <<<25 GPA whistling

You're all in a great place. If you don't have a poison pill in your application you'll have plenty of options.


Ahhhhhhhem. What was your LSAT score again?????????? I think you forgot to add that part!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

yeah I was thinking this as well - someone is being bashful :D


Lol in the game of admissions, some of you are going to straight up clown on me and you know it. Which is cool with me, because I get to tell my grandkids about how I met Justice so-and-so on an internet forum.


I wouldn't underestimate the power of your LSAT score with admissions outcomes. You are a super splitter but the kind that will yield you many offers I am sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby it's allgood » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:02 pm

dm1683 wrote:
principalagent wrote:
rowdy wrote:Which is cool with me, because I get to tell my grandkids about how I met Justice so-and-so on an internet forum.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

"So you kiddies know him as Justice X, but to me he'll always be 'Platopus.'"



Totally!!!!!!!!!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby tuna_wasabi » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:31 pm

Checking in. We'll smash this cycle!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby NavyNuke » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:40 pm

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:40 pm

Inaugural poll is up! We will keep these results and compare with the destination thread in a year!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:41 pm

NavyNuke wrote:Quick question-- Do you all think that a why x essay that discusses why the area the school is in makes sense for you is a good idea or should they be more about the school itself (like a particularly strong program area or clinic that interests you)?


Both are acceptable. For my why X to UVA last year, I mentioned the proximity to the DC market since that's what my post-LS target is. They admitted me, so I can't help but think it was fine

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby NavyNuke » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:43 pm

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Delano » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:50 pm

Sick burn to the schools ranked 11th, 12th, and 13th this year.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:55 pm

Delano wrote:Sick burn to the schools ranked 11th, 12th, and 13th this year.


tbf, no one *chooses* Cornell and Berk doesn't have a named full right?

Duke/NU tied for 10, so everyone is happy right?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Alexandros » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:57 pm

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:02 pm

Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
Delano wrote:Sick burn to the schools ranked 11th, 12th, and 13th this year.


tbf, no one *chooses* Cornell and Berk doesn't have a named full right?

Duke/NU tied for 10, so everyone is happy right?


Idk a partial at Berkeley or UCLA is probably my ideal realistic outcome for the west coast placement and my stats

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:08 pm

Alexandros wrote:
Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
Delano wrote:Sick burn to the schools ranked 11th, 12th, and 13th this year.


tbf, no one *chooses* Cornell and Berk doesn't have a named full right?

Duke/NU tied for 10, so everyone is happy right?

What did Cornell and Berk do to you? :lol:

Too many special snowflakes at Berk. I thought the running joke was that Cornell was the red headed stepchild of the ivies? (maybe the office just made me think that)

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:09 pm

rowdy wrote:
Future Ex-Engineer wrote:
Delano wrote:Sick burn to the schools ranked 11th, 12th, and 13th this year.


tbf, no one *chooses* Cornell and Berk doesn't have a named full right?

Duke/NU tied for 10, so everyone is happy right?


Idk a partial at Berkeley or UCLA is probably my ideal realistic outcome for the west coast placement and my stats


Definitely retake then :lol: :lol:

I think hope we're all pleasantly surprised by how well your cycle goes

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby heyduchess » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:20 pm

Checking in!

Are you writing Why X for every school? My PS is pretty much done (I'll be revisiting it on a weekly basis for edits and revisions until September and it's already in the hands of people who offered to look over it) and I'm wanting to knock out as many essays as possible.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:23 pm

heyduchess wrote:Checking in!

Are you writing Why X for every school? My PS is pretty much done (I'll be revisiting it on a weekly basis for edits and revisions until September and it's already in the hands of people who offered to look over it) and I'm wanting to knock out as many essays as possible.


I'm writing for every school for which I have real and convincing material. If it's half-hearted I think it hurts you more than helps.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:23 pm

heyduchess wrote:Checking in!

Are you writing Why X for every school? My PS is pretty much done (I'll be revisiting it on a weekly basis for edits and revisions until September and it's already in the hands of people who offered to look over it) and I'm wanting to knock out as many essays as possible.


Probably only writing for those schools I'm legit likely to attend. Last cycle I did some extra essay stuff for MVD Gtown, uChi. This cycle probably will only put stuff up for MV

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Delano » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:33 pm

heyduchess wrote:Checking in!

Are you writing Why X for every school? My PS is pretty much done (I'll be revisiting it on a weekly basis for edits and revisions until September and it's already in the hands of people who offered to look over it) and I'm wanting to knock out as many essays as possible.

Probably most of the t14 except for a couple that I'm a bit less interested in, and HYS since I'm under the impression Why X is a no no there (?).

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Platopus » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:47 pm

NavyNuke wrote:Quick question-- Do you all think that a why x essay that discusses why the area the school is in makes sense for you is a good idea or should they be more about the school itself (like a particularly strong program area or clinic that interests you)?


Ideally both, but geography alone certainly can be a very motivating factor to attend a school. Be cautious though, wanting to attend Stanford because it's sunny is different than wanting to attending Stanford to be closer to silicon valley as a patent attorney or to be closer to family, etc.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:52 pm

heyduchess wrote:Checking in!

Are you writing Why X for every school? My PS is pretty much done (I'll be revisiting it on a weekly basis for edits and revisions until September and it's already in the hands of people who offered to look over it) and I'm wanting to knock out as many essays as possible.

I'm planning on writing one for UVA, Duke and Cornell.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby dm1683 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:30 pm

heyduchess wrote:Checking in!

Are you writing Why X for every school? My PS is pretty much done (I'll be revisiting it on a weekly basis for edits and revisions until September and it's already in the hands of people who offered to look over it) and I'm wanting to knock out as many essays as possible.

Nope, just SLS, Chicago and Michigan, and maybe NU.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Delano » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:45 pm

dm1683 wrote:
heyduchess wrote:Checking in!

Are you writing Why X for every school? My PS is pretty much done (I'll be revisiting it on a weekly basis for edits and revisions until September and it's already in the hands of people who offered to look over it) and I'm wanting to knock out as many essays as possible.

Nope, just SLS, Chicago and Michigan, and maybe NU.

Is a Why X a good idea for SLS? It's definitely one of my #1s but idk what TLS common wisdom is on that.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby principalagent » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:54 pm

I was under the impression that Why X is pretty much a no-go for HYS and even CCN, just because the reasons to go to those schools are a little obvious. They also don't really yield protect, so you're not protecting your application against that kind of scrutiny by writing one. I feel as if I've seen them associated a little with Chicago, but mostly with MVP and, somewhat generally, the rest of the T15 down through Texas/Georgetown.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby NavyNuke » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:58 pm

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