LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

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rachelac
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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by rachelac » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:29 pm

calicolombia wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:55 pm
rachelac wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:52 pm
Lankhs wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:05 pm
Enough complaining though, on to another topic -- not sure if I asked this before, but will you guys be applying even if schools haven't done their fee waiver waves yet? I really want to apply asap so I'll be asking but then if it doesn't happen, think I'll just go ahead with applying and dig deep into my pockets.
I would really advise against this - almost everyone will get their waivers out by the end of September so you'll still be ahead of the curve! I get wanting to just get it over with especially with all the time you've put into your apps, but it's a pointlessly large amount of money for minimal-to-no returns. The only school that sent waivers after September last year was Columbia, so I did just suck it up and turn that one in.
If you don't mind me asking, which schools gave you waivers during September? I plan to wait per your suggestion.
I don't mind at all! I got waivers from everywhere in the T14 (+Texas) by the end of September EXCEPT HYS (they don't send them) and Columbia. A few of those were based on my time in TFA or solicited based on scores but most of them were automatically sent.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by calicolombia » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:16 pm

Thanks! And did you have to solicit NYU and Penn? I'm looking to apply to T7 plus Duke and Cal

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by rachelac » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:29 pm

calicolombia wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:16 pm
Thanks! And did you have to solicit NYU and Penn? I'm looking to apply to T7 plus Duke and Cal
I solicited NYU but didn't apply to Penn - I just went back in my email and got one from them on 9/14 though.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by limelacroix » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:16 am

Michigan app is live! Does anyone know when they start sending fee waivers?

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by ajordan » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:47 am

Vanderbilt app is also live.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by ajordan » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:32 pm

NDLS fee waiver email

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by CBratter » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:00 pm

limelacroix wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:16 am
Michigan app is live! Does anyone know when they start sending fee waivers?
I had a hidden waiver when I opened the app. No email or anything though.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by pioneer1234 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:20 pm

CBratter wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:00 pm
limelacroix wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:16 am
Michigan app is live! Does anyone know when they start sending fee waivers?
I had a hidden waiver when I opened the app. No email or anything though.
Just checked mine. :(

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by DOT » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:25 pm

Tsuga wrote:
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You guys know how resume advice is big on measurables and accomplishments, rather than general responsibilities? Would you say that's true for law school resumes too, or should general responsibilities take a larger role? E.g. "managed social media pages" vs. "grew social media following by x%"

Harvard's three resume examples seem to be pretty big on general responsibilities:
https://hls.harvard.edu/content/uploads ... esume2.pdf
https://hls.harvard.edu/content/uploads ... esume3.pdf
https://hls.harvard.edu/content/uploads ... resume.pdf

Also, is this like a job resume where you should only include the stuff that's relevant to your application, or should you include everything? E.g. I worked for 2 months at an administrative job while between jobs in my actual field. It's not really relevant to my career goals or personal history, except for the basic fact that I was employed.
A couple points on this (note: this is just my experience):

-Try to find resumes from people who have the job you want and use similar language to theirs. Don't rely on templates from career services, try to seek out people who are in the field to give you pointers on what kind of stuff will stand out. Part of this process is "fake it til you make it" and if you have a resume that suggests that you know what you're doing (whether within the job role or within the industry generally) / you've *had a job* before, people will be more likely to consider you or at the very least will think of you as less of an implosion risk if/when they do hire you. When I was applying for my job, I had a brief list of Internal Revenue Code sections I had previously worked with as a line on my resume. Interviewers seemed to appreciate this and said stuff like oh so you've dug deep into the Code before, huh?


-If you have a decent sized "gap" in your resume, some prospective employers will notice it and/or ask about it. They may couch it as "we just want to make sure this isn't a typo/we get the full picture/whatever" but you do want to be prepared for that. I'm not sure a 2 month interval would really raise eyebrows, but you'll want to have a good reason to justify any employment gap.


Overall, I'd lean towards specifying what you did whenever possible, so long as it doesn't make your experience sound low stakes/dilapidated.


I spoke with several advisers at my school about my resume and got really conflicting opinions and ultimately began to gravitate towards the alumni network for this type of advice, which I think helped me tremendously in my job search.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by calicolombia » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:31 pm

limelacroix wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:16 am
Michigan app is live! Does anyone know when they start sending fee waivers?
Also found a hidden fee waiver!

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by limelacroix » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:40 pm

calicolombia wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:31 pm
limelacroix wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:16 am
Michigan app is live! Does anyone know when they start sending fee waivers?
Also found a hidden fee waiver!
:(

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by ajordan » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:13 am

Duke App Live. Had a hidden fee waiver though it may be a carryover from last year's cycle when I did not apply.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Lankhs » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:19 am

Finished my Duke App, had hidden fee waiver. Weird thing to note is that despite apps being open, you can't submit yet.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by limelacroix » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:24 am

ajordan wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:13 am
Duke App Live. Had a hidden fee waiver though it may be a carryover from last year's cycle when I did not apply.
Also had a hidden waiver but I did not receive one last cycle when I didn't apply.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by pioneer1234 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:57 am

Vandy app has a hidden waiver too fyi

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Jack_Kelly » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:22 pm

I had the hidden Duke waiver as well.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by ChaimtheGreat » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:39 pm

rachelac wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:29 pm
calicolombia wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:16 pm
Thanks! And did you have to solicit NYU and Penn? I'm looking to apply to T7 plus Duke and Cal
I solicited NYU but didn't apply to Penn - I just went back in my email and got one from them on 9/14 though.
What did NYU say when you did?

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by rachelac » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:40 pm

ChaimtheGreat wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:39 pm
rachelac wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:29 pm
calicolombia wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:16 pm
Thanks! And did you have to solicit NYU and Penn? I'm looking to apply to T7 plus Duke and Cal
I solicited NYU but didn't apply to Penn - I just went back in my email and got one from them on 9/14 though.
What did NYU say when you did?
They just granted it but it was based on TFA service, not numbers.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by morgman » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:10 am

Stupidly hadn't activated my CRS (took me a good hour to figure out how), so I did that on Saturday, and now I have a waiver from Michigan (probably one of the top 2 or 3 schools I want to attend next year)! So excited to start this whole process

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by desertbb » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:23 pm

Just got Duke Priority Track invite this morning!

As an aside, I've decided not to apply this year and updated my start year preferences over the weekend. Would I be able to use this PT invite next year? Should I let Duke know?

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by pioneer1234 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:55 pm

desertbb wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:23 pm
Just got Duke Priority Track invite this morning!

As an aside, I've decided not to apply this year and updated my start year preferences over the weekend. Would I be able to use this PT invite next year? Should I let Duke know?
Fwiw I received PT invite last year after taking my LSAT, but the email I got from Duke today said nothing about PT, only the fee waiver and ED info.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by ajordan » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:40 pm

My Duke "Fee Waiver and Accelerated Early Decision" email from last year came September 21st. I did not receive an email again this year but I do have a hidden fee waiver. I'd love to get that email again and am going to wait a few weeks to see if they offer it again. No harm waiting until October 1st to apply.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Kiskeya » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:16 pm

How do I know if I have a hidden fee-waiver? (prior to applying that is)

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by ajordan » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:51 pm

Kiskeya wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:16 pm
How do I know if I have a hidden fee-waiver? (prior to applying that is)
Start an application. Once you do that you'll see a page that gives you a checklist of the required items. There will be two fees listed, the "amount" and "report". Next to the amount fee there will be either an amount or the word "waived". Don't worry about starting an app you don't plan on completing. You can always delete it.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Kiskeya » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:22 am

ajordan wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:51 pm
Kiskeya wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:16 pm
How do I know if I have a hidden fee-waiver? (prior to applying that is)
Start an application. Once you do that you'll see a page that gives you a checklist of the required items. There will be two fees listed, the "amount" and "report". Next to the amount fee there will be either an amount or the word "waived". Don't worry about starting an app you don't plan on completing. You can always delete it.
Thanks!

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