Notre Dame Class of 2011

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Miler
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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby Miler » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:40 pm

I'm at Hurwich Farms as well.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby Mihalikem » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:30 pm

I received a bunch of offers for help with the move so disregard my previous post about that. thanks everyone!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby LauraMarie » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:00 pm

Sooo-- I just moved all of my stuff out to South Bend this weekend!!! It is finally starting to feel real!!! :) I'm still back in the suburbs this week working, but will most likely be there for good next week if anyone else is there and wants to meet up

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby LTF » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:39 pm

I'm leaving tomorrow, be there Thursday

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby hopefulmeg » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:45 pm

hi guys...i have bellia, blakely, and cox too like a few of you who have already posted. i'm interested to see what the TRs are like. 8 is going to seem awfully early!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby edgarderby » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:13 pm

Starting the 10 day countdown here!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby gioangles » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:50 pm

Y'know how they say you should sit back and relax the summer before 1L? I am so not doing that. My last day of work was supposed to be this Friday, but I decided to work through Saturday to get some last second overtime. I plan on leaving sometime Sunday so I can make it to South Bend by Tuesday morning to sign the lease on my apartment and meet the movers.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby jaliebs » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:55 pm

I'm in town if anyone wants to get together. I have nothing to do before class starts so I'm going to try to enjoy a few nights out. Let me know.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby adkhu55 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:24 pm

Does anyone know anything about the Tuesday Thursday schedule? I have only figured out that the three main classes I have are MWF.

And who else out there is a college football fan? I am excited about season tickets and tailgating! (We should be able to not study for 1 day a week, right?)

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby edgarderby » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:09 am

adkhu55 wrote:Does anyone know anything about the Tuesday Thursday schedule? I have only figured out that the three main classes I have are MWF.

And who else out there is a college football fan? I am excited about season tickets and tailgating! (We should be able to not study for 1 day a week, right?)


If you can't learn enough from studying 5-6 days a week, I don't think 7 is going to make it happen...

At least, that's my theory, which is why I'm reserving all my fridays and saturdays for fun up until it comes down to the wire!

As far as tuesday/thursday, maybe they're still balancing all that stuff out?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby gengar » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:38 am

edgarderby wrote:If you can't learn enough from studying 5-6 days a week, I don't think 7 is going to make it happen...

At least, that's my theory, which is why I'm reserving all my fridays and saturdays for fun up until it comes down to the wire!


Same - I certainly don't plan on studying on days I don't have class. Or Fridays, either. Well in undergrad, I didn't study at all, but that probably is why my ugpa sucks as much as it does. ;)

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby LauraMarie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:56 am

Soooo with all the excitement of moving to South Bend, is anyone else freaking out that we are actually going to be sitting in a classroom in less than two weeks! Summer is almost over!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby jzaragoza21 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:24 pm

Two questions:

1) What are my chances on being admitted to Notre Dame or a couple schools within the 17- 25 range?

3.23 GPA
LSAT- received 165-170 on pre-tests. Plan on taking prep course as well.
URM
4 years WE (non-related)
Few good softs and EC's
Major- Political Science, Minor- Economics
Big state school
first generation college graduate

2) As you see my GPA falls under the 25 percentile for most schools I want to get into, but my first few semesters of college I only passed a few classes. Subsequently I dropped out of college for four years and worked. Excelled in my position at work but due to the "market" eventually got laid off (subprime lender). Realized I wanted to go to law school and since my return to school my GPA has been 3.8 (3.93 for major). How much do adcomms take this into consideration and look the other way on my "true GPA"?

I know this thread is geared towards admitted students, but any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby maruchan » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:33 pm

jzaragoza21 wrote:Two questions:

1) What are my chances on being admitted to Notre Dame or a couple schools within the 17- 25 range?


2) As you see my GPA falls under the 25 percentile for most schools I want to get into, but my first few semesters of college I only passed a few classes. Subsequently I dropped out of college for four years and worked. Excelled in my position at work but due to the "market" eventually got laid off (subprime lender). Realized I wanted to go to law school and since my return to school my GPA has been 3.8 (3.93 for major). How much do adcomms take this into consideration and look the other way on my "true GPA"?

I know this thread is geared towards admitted students, but any input would be appreciated. Thanks!


1) I don't think you will have any trouble getting into at least a few of the 15 and below ranked schools, presuming you reach an LSAT at or above the 165ish range. URM goes a long way in the admissions process, and if you check out lawschoolnumbers.com, you'll see evidence of this in ND's admission figures for URM candidates. Depending on your URM, your chances could be from borderline to virtually outright guaranteed acceptance.

2) I had a lousy first semester that required an addendum attached to my application, but I knew that I couldn't expect my overall GPA to be overlooked, but rather simply hoped that my capabilities as a student wouldn't be underestimated. I think this is the approach you'll have to take. Don't expect it to change the way they look at your GPA, except to the degree that your GPA doesn't make you look like an idiot. In other words, your less than stellar GPA won't boost their numbers anymore by them knowing the circumstances in which it was achieved.

Best of luck.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby mace03 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:17 am

LauraMarie wrote:Soooo with all the excitement of moving to South Bend, is anyone else freaking out that we are actually going to be sitting in a classroom in less than two weeks! Summer is almost over!


Yep, I was walking around campus yesterday when it hit me that I was going to be sitting in class for the first time in three years. A bit scary, but hey, it's better than work.

Marc

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby ktg2011 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:07 pm

did anyone else get their t/th schedule?

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby LauraMarie » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:22 pm

Yupp- and someone must hate me because I have 8 am class 4 days a week!!

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby mace03 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:22 pm

LauraMarie wrote:Yupp- and someone must hate me because I have 8 am class 4 days a week!!


I have 8 AM's Mon, Tue, Wed. I get too sleep in a bit on Thurs/Fri (~11 AM).
History has proven that I fail miserably at 8am's. Ah well, at least it's a fairly consistent schedule.
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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby jaliebs » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:24 pm

LauraMarie wrote:Yupp- and someone must hate me because I have 8 am class 4 days a week!!


I think they hate us equally, I have 8 AM, MTWF. Ugh.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby adkhu55 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:08 pm

Someone mentioned above that they found all their books, *previous editions*, on Amazon for around $61. Has anyone contacted a prof and verified that previous editions are OK - I can't imagine that they change much, if at all, but I am a bit wary.

For example the Studies in Contracts book is $144 at the ND bookstore, $130 on amazon, or if you get the 6th edition instead of 7th, you can get a used copy for $3.50!

What is everyone doing? Amazon or ND bookstore? My schedule looked like approx $580 from the ND bookstore...

11 days and counting...

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby edgarderby » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:57 pm

adkhu55 wrote:Someone mentioned above that they found all their books, *previous editions*, on Amazon for around $61. Has anyone contacted a prof and verified that previous editions are OK - I can't imagine that they change much, if at all, but I am a bit wary.

For example the Studies in Contracts book is $144 at the ND bookstore, $130 on amazon, or if you get the 6th edition instead of 7th, you can get a used copy for $3.50!

What is everyone doing? Amazon or ND bookstore? My schedule looked like approx $580 from the ND bookstore...

11 days and counting...


Profs always say to get the latest editions. I never did this in undergrad, and never once did I regret not having a new edition. Most of the editions come out annually...if there was that recent of a case assigned, I'm sure you could just read it in the library. Most of the basics of law have been the same since the 19th century, so there's isn't that much that is going to differ from an edition that came out in 2005 instead of 2008.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby LTF » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:21 am

jaliebs wrote:
LauraMarie wrote:Yupp- and someone must hate me because I have 8 am class 4 days a week!!


I think they hate us equally, I have 8 AM, MTWF. Ugh.



I hate you, equally.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby hopefulmeg » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:28 am

8 AMs MTWF also. how did one of us luck out and get off starting at 11 on thursday and friday?! i'm jealous...

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby gengar » Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:50 pm

I guess I'm one of the "lucky" ones that starts at 11am TR, but I'd rather start at the same time every day, to be honest.

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Re: Notre Dame Class of 2011

Postby gioangles » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:50 pm

8am MTW
1pm TR
10:50am F

I guess I can't complain. :D




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