LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

General admissions strategy questions, what are my chances, discussion of specific application materials like financial aid and scholarships.

Highest level school you have a reasonable shot at?

HYS
37
40%
CCN
23
25%
Lower T13
15
16%
T19
4
4%
T30
5
5%
T50
2
2%
TT
3
3%
TTT
3
3%
 
Total votes: 92

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RichardMilhousNixon
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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by RichardMilhousNixon » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:25 pm

rachelac wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:24 am
RichardMilhousNixon wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:46 pm
How are folks doing "Why Penn" essays? It seems like we need to use the "core strengths" essay option and turn it into a Why Penn of some sort?
This is not helpful at all so I apologize for getting your hopes up with a notification but the unnecessary complexity of that essay prompt coupled with a sense of obligation to write all optional essays available is the reason I did not apply to Penn.
Hahaha, fair enough. It is pretty annoying.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by RichardMilhousNixon » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:16 pm

Did a few classes at a CC over the summers during UG - Anyone know if this needs to be listed on my resume for law school apps?

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by ajordan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:36 pm

Resume can reflect degree-granting institution only. However, the CC classes are going to be submitted through your LSAC report so definitely include them in the education section of the application.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by coffeeandbagels » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:00 pm

Anyone else feel like there aren't many threads for specific schools so far? I feel like that this time last year all the threads were poppin.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Stranger » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:04 pm

coffeeandbagels wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Anyone else feel like there aren't many threads for specific schools so far? I feel like that this time last year all the threads were poppin.
The solution to that is to start a thread for a school you like. That's what I did last year (and again when we moved to the new site).

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by RichardMilhousNixon » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:22 pm

rachelac wrote:
Call-in. If you don't mind me asking - did you use an 11-pt font and/or go over 2 pages on your PS (which is phenomenal btw)? I'm having trouble keeping mine within 2 pages and noticed the word count on yours is a fair bit higher.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by rachelac » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:59 pm

RichardMilhousNixon wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:22 pm
rachelac wrote:
Call-in. If you don't mind me asking - did you use an 11-pt font and/or go over 2 pages on your PS (which is phenomenal btw)? I'm having trouble keeping mine within 2 pages and noticed the word count on yours is a fair bit higher.
Hi! I used an 11pt font - last year I don't think any school in the T13 required 12pt (the only app I looked at that did was UCLA) and 11 is standard enough that it's fine.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by RichardMilhousNixon » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:33 am

rachelac wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:59 pm
RichardMilhousNixon wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:22 pm
rachelac wrote:
Call-in. If you don't mind me asking - did you use an 11-pt font and/or go over 2 pages on your PS (which is phenomenal btw)? I'm having trouble keeping mine within 2 pages and noticed the word count on yours is a fair bit higher.
Hi! I used an 11pt font - last year I don't think any school in the T13 required 12pt (the only app I looked at that did was UCLA) and 11 is standard enough that it's fine.
Thanks! I think that's what I'll opt to do.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by tada77 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:44 am

Damn, I was all over TLS wondering where all the 2022 threads were...didn't realize everyone jumped ship. I recognize some of you from the LSAT prep days (June 2017). Applying to the top ten, glad to have this thread!

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Tsuga » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:53 am

tada77 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:44 am
Damn, I was all over TLS wondering where all the 2022 threads were...didn't realize everyone jumped ship. I recognize some of you from the LSAT prep days (June 2017). Applying to the top ten, glad to have this thread!
Welcome tada!

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by tada77 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:35 am

Tsuga wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:53 am
tada77 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:44 am
Damn, I was all over TLS wondering where all the 2022 threads were...didn't realize everyone jumped ship. I recognize some of you from the LSAT prep days (June 2017). Applying to the top ten, glad to have this thread!
Welcome tada!
Thanks!

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by coffeeandbagels » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:40 am

Stranger wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:04 pm
coffeeandbagels wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Anyone else feel like there aren't many threads for specific schools so far? I feel like that this time last year all the threads were poppin.
The solution to that is to start a thread for a school you like. That's what I did last year (and again when we moved to the new site).
True! I just feel like I'm reaching for so many of the schools I like, so I felt odd being the one to make a thread for a school I will likely get denied from hahaha. But thanks!

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by tada77 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:54 am

rachelac wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:24 am
RichardMilhousNixon wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:46 pm
How are folks doing "Why Penn" essays? It seems like we need to use the "core strengths" essay option and turn it into a Why Penn of some sort?
This is not helpful at all so I apologize for getting your hopes up with a notification but the unnecessary complexity of that essay prompt coupled with a sense of obligation to write all optional essays available is the reason I did not apply to Penn.
I also didn't feel like turning a "Why Penn" into a response to that more specific prompt, but I just wove it into my Personal Statement. I did that with every school I applied to, which left me free to write any optional essays I wanted.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by morgman » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:06 am

Pleasantly surprised to receive a fee waiver from Chicago yesterday! Wasn't even planning on applying there, but why not now? 172/3.87 here, aiming for lower half of T14 hopefully with some scholarship

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Platopus » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:39 pm

morgman wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:06 am
Pleasantly surprised to receive a fee waiver from Chicago yesterday! Wasn't even planning on applying there, but why not now? 172/3.87 here, aiming for lower half of T14 hopefully with some scholarship
Not sure if you weren't planning on applying to Chicago for other reasons, but you are certainly very competitive. You might even have a shot at Harvard. Although, I definitely think you'll find the best value in MVP

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by CMac86 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:11 pm

I've submitted all of my applications except one (it opens Oct 1st). I'm applying to five schools total-two target, two safety, and one that is right between them. I wrote a "Why X?" essay for my top choice, visited two of the schools, used to live down the street from another one of them.

Pending acceptance, I'll be attending via Post 9/11 GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and then should receive at least 30-40% (could as high as 80-90% depending on how a few issues get rated) in DOD/VA disability. So, GI Bill Housing Allowance (about $1900/month) and disability ($750-2250/month) will make up the bulk of my cost of living fund, if I get on the higher end of the disability rating range, I won't need to take out loans for living expenses.

I'm relieved to be onto the waiting game. No more reading and editing my essays every few weeks (I wrote the bulk of them in January/February). The admission results determine if I'm going to be transitioning straight from active duty to law school or if I will be job hunting, studying for an LSAT retake, and applying again next year. Actually submitting the applications has made it hit a lot harder that I am getting out in less than a year.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Lankhs » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:52 pm

CMac86 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:11 pm
I'm relieved to be onto the waiting game. No more reading and editing my essays every few weeks (I wrote the bulk of them in January/February).
Totally feel you on this. Everyone talked about the difficulty of waiting for admissions results, but honestly, this is nothing compared to the agony of waiting two years to finish undergrad to apply to law school; or the pain of waiting for LSAT results and et cetera. For me personally I think it's the not knowing when results will come out that makes me kind of shrug and say fuck it, guess I'll just chill and wait. On the other hand, I just had my Duke PT response and that turned me into a ball of anxiety because I knew it was coming by Friday night.

I'm just happy I no longer spend hours staring at my personal statement deciding if one word should be replaced by another, or if a sentence should be shortened to flow better, etc. Bless.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by HRHTDW » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:07 am

Hi All,

Quick Q. I'm above median at a HYS with a Harvard Undergrad. But my class rank is only like 80th Percentile. Does that count against me?

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by morgman » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:52 am

Platopus wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:39 pm
morgman wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:06 am
Pleasantly surprised to receive a fee waiver from Chicago yesterday! Wasn't even planning on applying there, but why not now? 172/3.87 here, aiming for lower half of T14 hopefully with some scholarship
Not sure if you weren't planning on applying to Chicago for other reasons, but you are certainly very competitive. You might even have a shot at Harvard. Although, I definitely think you'll find the best value in MVP
I'm K-JD and don't have amazing softs (three years of on-campus leadership and an academic internship), so I was trying to be realistic about chances for admission + (potentially any) scholarship. I really don't think I have a shot at HYS. Not super interested in NYU or Columbia because NYC isn't a great fit for me personally, but I will definitely be applying to Chicago now (officially my reach school for my cycle!)

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by rachelac » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:16 am

HRHTDW wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:07 am
Hi All,

Quick Q. I'm above median at a HYS with a Harvard Undergrad. But my class rank is only like 80th Percentile. Does that count against me?
It does not, they mostly care about GPA as a ranking metric and a sign that you are academically capable, so class rank doesn't factor in.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Stranger » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:17 am

morgman wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:52 am
Platopus wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:39 pm
morgman wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:06 am
Pleasantly surprised to receive a fee waiver from Chicago yesterday! Wasn't even planning on applying there, but why not now? 172/3.87 here, aiming for lower half of T14 hopefully with some scholarship
Not sure if you weren't planning on applying to Chicago for other reasons, but you are certainly very competitive. You might even have a shot at Harvard. Although, I definitely think you'll find the best value in MVP
I'm K-JD and don't have amazing softs (three years of on-campus leadership and an academic internship), so I was trying to be realistic about chances for admission + (potentially any) scholarship. I really don't think I have a shot at HYS. Not super interested in NYU or Columbia because NYC isn't a great fit for me personally, but I will definitely be applying to Chicago now (officially my reach school for my cycle!)
Are you familiar with myLSN?

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This shows results for substantially similar candidates to you the past two cycles. It's not quite predictive, but it should give you some idea of the landscape. You've got really solid numbers. Chicago isn't exactly a reach for you.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by calicolombia » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:27 pm

Have you guys figured out a way to include your LSAC number on your resumes without disturbing the standard formatting?

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by UnionThug » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:16 pm

calicolombia wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Have you guys figured out a way to include your LSAC number on your resumes without disturbing the standard formatting?
I added it as a header that repeats on the top left corner of each page. That way it won't move when I move things around

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by tada77 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:53 pm

UnionThug wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:16 pm
calicolombia wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Have you guys figured out a way to include your LSAC number on your resumes without disturbing the standard formatting?
I added it as a header that repeats on the top left corner of each page. That way it won't move when I move things around
I didn’t do this anywhere but NYU, also as a header. Have you guys run into anywhere else it’s required? I certainly didn’t feel the need to do it unsolicited.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by ajordan » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:22 am

Notre Dame wants it as a header

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