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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calicolombia
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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by calicolombia » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:43 pm

tada77 wrote:
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.
I'm leaning towards this as well

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by UnionThug » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:55 am

calicolombia wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:43 pm
tada77 wrote:
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.
I'm leaning towards this as well
I have always heard to make sure your LSAC number is on every page of everything included in your application. Probably not required but it keeps everything uniform

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Prudent_Jurist » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:30 pm

UnionThug wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:55 am
calicolombia wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:43 pm
tada77 wrote:
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.
I'm leaning towards this as well
I have always heard to make sure your LSAC number is on every page of everything included in your application. Probably not required but it keeps everything uniform
I kept the header for all my apps. It seems like schools either (a) want the header, or (b) don't care. So, I just keep the header. It looks good, in my opinion, and it saves me from having to go in and format documents differently for different schools. Not a huge detail, but it's the little things, people.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by ChaimtheGreat » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:31 pm

Just reformatted all of my materials with headers. I am starting to feel like my LSAC number is the key to my soul lol.

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George Marshall
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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by George Marshall » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:16 am

For schools that want us to fill out FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for financial aid - Do they mean the 2019-2020 FAFSA form? So we'd need to wait until the form becomes available before we can fill it out & be considered for aid?

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by tada77 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:24 am

George Marshall wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:16 am
For schools that want us to fill out FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for financial aid - Do they mean the 2019-2020 FAFSA form? So we'd need to wait until the form becomes available before we can fill it out & be considered for aid?
Well, yeah, but it opens October 1st.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Jack_Kelly » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:07 pm

If anyone wants my LSN username, PM me. I imagine I'm a pretty interesting datapoint as a reapplicant/>175/<3.5.

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Post by app » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:51 pm

checking in

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George Marshall
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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by George Marshall » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:24 pm

Not sure where the Michigan thread is, but wave happening today. Got in about an hour ago!

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Stranger » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:29 pm

George Marshall wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Not sure where the Michigan thread is, but wave happening today. Got in about an hour ago!
Well, there doesn't appear to be one yet, but as we saw last year, getting into a school is a great excuse to go start that school's thread if it's missing. Congratulations!

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George Marshall
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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by George Marshall » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:54 pm

LSAC's updated this cycle's data. Applicants this year have increased by 20.3% from last cycle. Welp. *upside-down smiley face* https://report.lsac.org/VolumeSummary.aspx

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by tada77 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:20 pm

George Marshall wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:54 pm
LSAC's updated this cycle's data. Applicants this year have increased by 20.3% from last cycle. Welp. *upside-down smiley face* https://report.lsac.org/VolumeSummary.aspx
Right, but we expected this to be a more "front-loaded" cycle, right? So this looks a little scary, but we have to remember that it doesn't mean the total number of applicants this cycle will increase that much (or even at all). It's still early!

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by George Marshall » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:34 pm

tada77 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:20 pm
George Marshall wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:54 pm
LSAC's updated this cycle's data. Applicants this year have increased by 20.3% from last cycle. Welp. *upside-down smiley face* https://report.lsac.org/VolumeSummary.aspx
Right, but we expected this to be a more "front-loaded" cycle, right? So this looks a little scary, but we have to remember that it doesn't mean the total number of applicants this cycle will increase that much (or even at all). It's still early!
Yeah, that's true. It says this time last year only 12-13% of applications were submitted. I'm hoping that this increase is sort of reflecting the 23.5% increase in June/July takers relative to last year ( https://blog.spiveyconsulting.com/june- ... 8-lsat-da/) and it's just too early for the decreased amount of September takers to be reflected in the totals. I guess it's really out of our control though, we have to just hope for the best.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by tada77 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:59 pm

George Marshall wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:34 pm
tada77 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:20 pm
George Marshall wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:54 pm
LSAC's updated this cycle's data. Applicants this year have increased by 20.3% from last cycle. Welp. *upside-down smiley face* https://report.lsac.org/VolumeSummary.aspx
Right, but we expected this to be a more "front-loaded" cycle, right? So this looks a little scary, but we have to remember that it doesn't mean the total number of applicants this cycle will increase that much (or even at all). It's still early!
Yeah, that's true. It says this time last year only 12-13% of applications were submitted. I'm hoping that this increase is sort of reflecting the 23.5% increase in June/July takers relative to last year ( https://blog.spiveyconsulting.com/june- ... 8-lsat-da/) and it's just too early for the decreased amount of September takers to be reflected in the totals. I guess it's really out of our control though, we have to just hope for the best.
Totally. And that seems like a plausible hypothesis!

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by merintil » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:26 am

Oof. I need to sacrifice more LSAT prep books to the law school gods/goddesses to pray that Spivey's predictions for this cycle come true.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by George Marshall » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:24 pm

Not sure if there's a thread, but reporting Berkeley wave! :)

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Kaziende » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:58 am

George Marshall wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:24 pm
Not sure if there's a thread, but reporting Berkeley wave! :)
Congrats!

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by Jack_Kelly » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:03 pm

Just received an email from lawadmissions@duq.edu while UR2 at Duke, thanks for that guys

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George Marshall
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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by George Marshall » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:49 pm

Super confused on fin aid stuff. Columbia wants us to complete FAFSA and CSS *prior* to acceptance in order to receive schollies, including Hammies and Butlers, correct? Is that the case for any other t14s? Are there any forms aside from FAFSA and CSS we should be filling out for CLS or any other t14s in order to be considered for $$$ - aside from the ones they'll email us after admission? Want to make sure I'm not missing anything here. I'd hate to miss out on schollies because I didn't fill something out when I was supposed to. (A thread or guide on this would be great. I feel like some of the schools don't make this stuff completely clear.)

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by rhythmofdevotion » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:18 pm

The Columbia financial aid site says that "grant applications are reviewed only after a student has been admitted." So to me that sounds like you can submit FAFSA and CSS after admission? Personally I've completed my FAFSA already but am waiting on CSS since that costs money per school. I agree that a financial aid application thread would be useful!

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by George Marshall » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:04 pm

rhythmofdevotion wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:18 pm
The Columbia financial aid site says that "grant applications are reviewed only after a student has been admitted." So to me that sounds like you can submit FAFSA and CSS after admission? Personally I've completed my FAFSA already but am waiting on CSS since that costs money per school. I agree that a financial aid application thread would be useful!
But don't hammies and butlers come with acceptance? Traditionally, at least.
Eta: I recall discussion of this on the old TLS - people not realizing they needed to fill out the fin aid forms to be considered for them. I'll try to find the source. I might be totally wrong and misremembering.

And yeah, I also don't really want to pay for CSS where it's not necessary.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by rhythmofdevotion » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:04 am

In this thread UVA2B says that Hammys/Butlers are offered contingent on your financial aid app: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=281848

Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by BetterCallDonna » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:04 pm

George Marshall wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:04 pm
rhythmofdevotion wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:18 pm
The Columbia financial aid site says that "grant applications are reviewed only after a student has been admitted." So to me that sounds like you can submit FAFSA and CSS after admission? Personally I've completed my FAFSA already but am waiting on CSS since that costs money per school. I agree that a financial aid application thread would be useful!
But don't hammies and butlers come with acceptance? Traditionally, at least.
Eta: I recall discussion of this on the old TLS - people not realizing they needed to fill out the fin aid forms to be considered for them. I'll try to find the source. I might be totally wrong and misremembering.

And yeah, I also don't really want to pay for CSS where it's not necessary.
Yeah, I don't want to fill out CSS before I get accepted either. Hopefully someone knows if filling out the FAFSA is sufficient.

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by George Marshall » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:16 pm

rhythmofdevotion wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:04 am
In this thread UVA2B says that Hammys/Butlers are offered contingent on your financial aid app: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=281848

Can anyone confirm this?
UVA2B wrote:
Call in. Thanks!

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Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

Post by George Marshall » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:40 pm

Anyone been following the cycle data? We're now down to a 6.4% increase in applicants and 1.1% increase in applications. Applicants in the 175-180 score band are down 20.1%. LSAT registrants are down 5.4%.

I think there's reason for very cautious optimism - It looks like we're gonna be close to - and perhaps less than - last year in terms of applicant #s/applications. And there looks to be a decrease in high scorers. That said, we are still way higher than the year before last and the year before that on basically every metric. So thus far this cycle looks like it might be slightly kinder than last year's, but still considerably more difficult than 2016-2017, 2015-2016, etc. Still too early to say much tho. Thoughts?

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