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
47
23%
T10 named full scholarship
31
15%
Sub-T10 full
30
15%
T10 partial scholarship
63
31%
Sub-T10 partial scholarship
25
12%
retake (aka sub-T10 partial scholarship)
10
5%
 
Total votes: 206

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby principalagent » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:09 pm

InterLaw wrote:Would you keep us updated on that?


I'll PM

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby InterLaw » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:31 pm

principalagent wrote:
InterLaw wrote:Would you keep us updated on that?


I'll PM


That'd be great!

So, when should we start sharing numbers, expectations, goals, application lists, favorite cocktails?

I've always been for Long Island but guys... I recently felt in love with Moscow Mule... Amazing.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Jack_Kelly » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:44 pm

Checking in
3.45 (from a lower T13)/171
Applying everywhere 5-18 minus UCLA I think+W&M+UNC.

I also got the WUSTL email asking for interview. Unsure if they mean for this cycle or next one/if I should respond. It's actually one of my top schools due to wariness of debt, but their 2021 process hasn't started yet, has it? Would also appreciate PM on this.


This is what I should be looking at but think I might underperform a bit (Terrible first LSAT I didn't study for+downward GPA trend after transferring+weak softs)
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby principalagent » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:56 pm

Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in
3.45 (from a lower T13)

downward GPA trend after transferring


Does the 3.45 include your grades before transferring too? LSAC counts everything, so maybe yours will go up a little?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Jack_Kelly » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:01 pm

principalagent wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in
3.45 (from a lower T13)

downward GPA trend after transferring


Does the 3.45 include your grades before transferring too? LSAC counts everything, so maybe yours will go up a little?

Yeah, that's my LSAC GPA. Degree GPA is 3.33 IIRC. Ironically might have been better off remaining at my (terrible) first school.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby InterLaw » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:09 pm

International (many transcripts - the "degree" one is superior, the others are shitty + graduate program) / 172

T6+UVA/Mich/NU/Cornell/GULC+ a bunch of t15-30 (UCLA/USC/BU/BC/UW/GWU/W&L?) +W&M

I'll have a totally unpredictable cycle, so yeah, I'm applying broadly (and I'll throw off money for Y and S, I know that). I'll probably underperform my LSAT due to a couple of weak points in my file, trying to compensate with great letters and PS!

Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in
3.45 (from a lower T13)/171
Applying everywhere 5-18 minus UCLA I think+W&M+UNC.


Can I ask you why W&M?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Jack_Kelly » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:12 pm

InterLaw wrote:International (many transcripts - the "degree" one is superior, the others are shitty + graduate program) / 172

T6+UVA/Mich/NU/Cornell/GULC+ a bunch of t15-30 (UCLA/USC/BU/BC/UW/GWU/W&L?) +W&M

I'll have a totally unpredictable cycle, so yeah, I'm applying broadly (and I'll throw off money for Y and S, I know that). I'll probably underperform my LSAT due to a couple of weak points in my file, trying to compensate with great letters and PS!

Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in
3.45 (from a lower T13)/171
Applying everywhere 5-18 minus UCLA I think+W&M+UNC.


Can I ask you why W&M?

If everything goes impossibly wrong, I like the school's vibe and live in VA. It's very much a safety though, if WUSTL and Vanderbilt really hate me. Essentially, I want an in-state safety and prefer W&M to GMU and W&L.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:40 pm

Have a consultation with Karen from Spivey Consulting Monday, I'm considering a full cycle package. I don't have the $$ for it so would have to take out extra undergrad loans but I think it might be a "profitable" decision. Outcomes at my goal schools vary from waitlist to near full ride with everything in between, and I also have an outside chance at Harvard. If I can ensure an optimal outcome it would probably be worth a couple thousand dollars.

Edit to add: Here are my chances
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Delano » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:45 pm

Anyone know of any guides / resources / examples on how to write Why X essays? Been searching but I haven't found much.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby principalagent » Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:03 pm

Super splitter URM/LGBT and top undergrad. Applying from 1-18 and my strong regionals. mylsn shows basically nothing for my stat range so I've no real idea where I'll land.
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby dm1683 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:52 pm

Checking in guys!

4.0/173 from a no name public university. History major.

LGBT, K-JD (although I graduate in Dec and will get a job for the eight months in between)

Below average softs except I have a unique personal situation (won't go into more detail bc it will out me) that I can write a strong PS about.

Applying to Stanford, CCN, Michigan, Penn and Northwestern.

Looking forward to a good cycle.


Also, what is a "counter-cycle" and why was there such a visceral reaction to mentioning it?

Edit: chances
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:58 pm

dm1683 wrote:Checking in guys!

4.0/173 from a no name public university. History major.

LGBT, K-JD (although I graduate in Dec and will get a job for the eight months in between)

Below average softs except I have a unique personal situation (won't go into more detail bc it will out me) that I can write a strong PS about.
Looking forward to a good cycle.


Also, what is a "counter-cycle" and why was there such a visceral reaction to mentioning it?


I think a countercycle is more or less a cycle where it's beneficial to apply later because of the applicant pool and how the cycle is playing out.

Dyebri has been harassing Spivey & co about asking whether it's a countercycle all year, making dozens of alt accounts here and Reddit, etc. As I understand it, Dyebri was personally attacking them and other people and being generally unpleasant. Joking about asking if it's a countercycle has become a meme in and of itself now, but people are sick of this particular person.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby dm1683 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:02 pm

rowdy wrote:
dm1683 wrote:Checking in guys!

4.0/173 from a no name public university. History major.

LGBT, K-JD (although I graduate in Dec and will get a job for the eight months in between)

Below average softs except I have a unique personal situation (won't go into more detail bc it will out me) that I can write a strong PS about.
Looking forward to a good cycle.


Also, what is a "counter-cycle" and why was there such a visceral reaction to mentioning it?


I think a countercycle is more or less a cycle where it's beneficial to apply later because of the applicant pool and how the cycle is playing out.

Dyebri has been harassing Spivey & co about asking whether it's a countercycle all year, making dozens of alt accounts here and Reddit, etc. As I understand it, Dyebri was personally attacking them and other people and being generally unpleasant. Joking about asking if it's a countercycle has become a meme in and of itself now, but people are sick of this particular person.

Interesting. Never heard the term before.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Charlie802 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:26 pm

Checking in! I will be reapplying after taking the lsat (3rd time) in December!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby R. Jeeves » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:16 pm

checking in to haze the young'ns

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby R. Jeeves » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:20 pm

wait why hasnt rigo checked in yet?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby sabraph » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:32 pm

Checking in!

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:32 am

dm1683 wrote:Checking in guys!

4.0/173 from a no name public university. History major.

LGBT, K-JD (although I graduate in Dec and will get a job for the eight months in between)

Below average softs except I have a unique personal situation (won't go into more detail bc it will out me) that I can write a strong PS about.

Applying to Stanford, CCN, Michigan, Penn and Northwestern.

Looking forward to a good cycle.


Also, what is a "counter-cycle" and why was there such a visceral reaction to mentioning it?

Edit: chances
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Damn didn't know you had a 4.0! I know you posted in the LSAT thread that you're targeting Chicago (maybe a Ruby is possible??) but would you to go Y/S over money at CCN? Also, does LGBT get an URM boost? I've seen people claim that it doesn't make any difference while others say its almost as big of a boost as being a "traditional" URM.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby principalagent » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:39 am

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Also, does LGBT get an URM boost? I've seen people claim that it doesn't make any difference while others say its almost as big of a boost as being a "traditional" URM.


My understanding is that it's a soft that helps on the margins. It's definitely not the level of an AA boost. Perhaps the level of a non-MA/PR Latino or other non-traditional URM. But it does give good reason to write a DS and further make a case for yourself.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Mikey » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:41 am

R. Jeeves wrote:wait why hasnt rigo checked in yet?

I think he's still on his vacation. At least that's what I remember shaka saying.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby uion1715 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:28 am

Time to dive in! Just going to apply and see what happens. My background is... fairly interesting (Undocumented/LGBT) so should be a bit interesting to see what happens with my stats (3.75/172) especially at the T3/T6 level.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby dm1683 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:02 pm

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
dm1683 wrote:Checking in guys!

4.0/173 from a no name public university. History major.

LGBT, K-JD (although I graduate in Dec and will get a job for the eight months in between)

Below average softs except I have a unique personal situation (won't go into more detail bc it will out me) that I can write a strong PS about.

Applying to Stanford, CCN, Michigan, Penn and Northwestern.

Looking forward to a good cycle.


Also, what is a "counter-cycle" and why was there such a visceral reaction to mentioning it?

Edit: chances
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Damn didn't know you had a 4.0! I know you posted in the LSAT thread that you're targeting Chicago (maybe a Ruby is possible??) but would you to go Y/S over money at CCN? Also, does LGBT get an URM boost? I've seen people claim that it doesn't make any difference while others say its almost as big of a boost as being a "traditional" URM.

Honestly it depends on how much financial aid I would get from Y/S and how big my scholarship is at Chicago. I want Chicago biglaw and it's not like Y/S would provide much of an advantage in that department.

As far as LGBT, this

principalagent wrote:
My understanding is that it's a soft that helps on the margins. It's definitely not the level of an AA boost. Perhaps the level of a non-MA/PR Latino or other non-traditional URM. But it does give good reason to write a DS and further make a case for yourself.


is pretty much dead on. Although I think there are probably "tiers" within LGBT AFA how much it impacts you. For example, being trans would probably have a bigger impact than being bi. But IDK for sure.

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:03 pm

Working on my law school resume today... Is "does dope shit" more of a skill, or would it go under interests?

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby Delano » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:51 pm

Anyone started their Why X essays? :)

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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread

Postby rowdy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:54 pm

Delano wrote:Anyone started their Why X essays? :)


Just for my top choice so far. It's probably a good thing I have way more reasons for there than anywhere else.




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