Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
geoanthem
Posts: 430
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:32 am

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby geoanthem » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:52 pm

Jwatson, do you think I have a decent shot with gpa above 3.4 and 164? Wisconsin is one of my top choices even though I'm out of state.

Anonymous0L

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby Anonymous0L » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:53 pm

Archon wrote:
Jwatson wrote:
Archon wrote:From the looks of it, the diversity Wisconsin is seeking from non-URMs is 162 or higher with a solid UGPA. I'm not sure they really pay much attention to the rest.


If you're the average kid, then yes you would need a 162+high GPA.


You aren't looking very closely at LSN, my friend.


You aren't reading my reply very closely, my friend.

Anonymous0L

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby Anonymous0L » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:54 pm

geoanthem wrote:Jwatson, do you think I have a decent shot with gpa above 3.4 and 164? Wisconsin is one of my top choices even though I'm out of state.



Yes I think you have a very good chance. Just make sure you stand out somehow or you may end up on the WL.

geoanthem
Posts: 430
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:32 am

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby geoanthem » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:56 pm

Thanks man. I have hit a lull after my first acceptance. I didn't realize it would be this difficult. I check TLS and my bberry all day...

User avatar
mikeytwoshoes
Posts: 1117
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:45 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:18 pm

First, best of luck to all of the recent dings and waitlists in the rest of your cycle. Also, good luck to those still hanging on.

Madison, I love ya' but c'mon. Y'all startin' to freak me out here. I've been sitting here thinking my 164/3.5 and the diversity of being a brain injured prospective law student would get me in for sure. Now, I'm not feeling secure.

boone
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:28 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby boone » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:54 pm

How long have you been waiting? Madison's usually pretty quick.

User avatar
mikeytwoshoes
Posts: 1117
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:45 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:56 pm

boone wrote:How long have you been waiting? Madison's usually pretty quick.

Since early December.

geoanthem
Posts: 430
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:32 am

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby geoanthem » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:57 pm

sent in my wisc app 1/07 but didnt go complete until end of last week. When should I expect to hear something?

Anonymous0L

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby Anonymous0L » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:59 pm

geoanthem wrote:sent in my wisc app 1/07 but didnt go complete until end of last week. When should I expect to hear something?


Allow 6-8 weeks.

User avatar
coolkatz321
Posts: 436
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:31 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby coolkatz321 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:03 pm

Just got my decision today... waitlisted! I thought I'd be rejected, especially judging by the others' decisions on here. I'll get my LOCI out immediately, and then hope for the best!

BobDole34
Posts: 76
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:03 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby BobDole34 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:29 pm

Jwatson wrote:
Archon wrote:From the looks of it, the diversity Wisconsin is seeking from non-URMs is 162 or higher with a solid UGPA. I'm not sure they really pay much attention to the rest.


If you're the average kid, then yes you would need a 162+high GPA.


Thoughts on 161s? I feel like I'm starting to be a 161/Wisco Law troll and believe me, lol, that's not my intention. Just nervous as I read LSN data.

Seems like last year and the year prior, 161s with above medians GPAs always got in. Non URMs or anything. 161s below about 3.5 seemed to fare poorly.

boone
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:28 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby boone » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:48 am

Seems like they're WL a lot of people in their 25-50 range. I bet they are using a wall. I reckon a 160 with a good gpa will get in ultimately simply because a lot of those higher LSATs (especially the out-of-state ones) will bounce to Minnesota, Duke, etc.

Stiff upper lip, homies.

By the by, I suspect Wisconsin has a high in-state ratio because they basically give you perma in-state status if you graduated from a state high school. I've spent about 8 days there since 2004 -- still a resident by statute. I doubt it really means anything as far as quotas.

User avatar
hoffb86
Posts: 313
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:11 am

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby hoffb86 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:56 am

BobDole34 wrote:
Jwatson wrote:
Archon wrote:From the looks of it, the diversity Wisconsin is seeking from non-URMs is 162 or higher with a solid UGPA. I'm not sure they really pay much attention to the rest.


If you're the average kid, then yes you would need a 162+high GPA.


Thoughts on 161s? I feel like I'm starting to be a 161/Wisco Law troll and believe me, lol, that's not my intention. Just nervous as I read LSN data.

Seems like last year and the year prior, 161s with above medians GPAs always got in. Non URMs or anything. 161s below about 3.5 seemed to fare poorly.


So do we think that a out of state, 161 / 3.61 has a shot at breaking through that wall? It seems that 161's seem to fair well, but I'm curious as to everyone else thinks. (sorry, this is kinda a "what are my chances?" type request)

User avatar
coolkatz321
Posts: 436
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:31 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby coolkatz321 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:59 am

Time to solicit some LOCI help-- although my LSAT is below the median (I will disregard the wall), I cannot stress enough how badly I want to go to Wisconsin. Is there a level of emotion/emphasis I should be putting into this letter? I feel like it'd be hard to translate how I feel about the school onto paper without sounding like a total buffoon.

BobDole34
Posts: 76
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:03 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby BobDole34 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:10 am

Katz- This is a bit much but seriously: re-take the LSAT in June. Get a 161+. I don't think there is much historical evidence on LSN to back up a 157 getting in off the WL.

BobDole34
Posts: 76
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:03 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby BobDole34 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:18 am

hoffb86 wrote:
BobDole34 wrote:
Jwatson wrote:
Archon wrote:From the looks of it, the diversity Wisconsin is seeking from non-URMs is 162 or higher with a solid UGPA. I'm not sure they really pay much attention to the rest.


If you're the average kid, then yes you would need a 162+high GPA.


Thoughts on 161s? I feel like I'm starting to be a 161/Wisco Law troll and believe me, lol, that's not my intention. Just nervous as I read LSN data.

Seems like last year and the year prior, 161s with above medians GPAs always got in. Non URMs or anything. 161s below about 3.5 seemed to fare poorly.


So do we think that a out of state, 161 / 3.61 has a shot at breaking through that wall? It seems that 161's seem to fair well, but I'm curious as to everyone else thinks. (sorry, this is kinda a "what are my chances?" type request)


Last year one person was waitlisted with those numbers but many others (although slightly higher GPAs, like 3.65-4.0) got in. The guy waitlisted had terrible luck according to LSN with other WLs so I think he might be fudging some numbers or had some application problem. Either way, looking at last year, there is a WALL of 161 admits above about 3.5. This year, and every single site shows the same thing, there hasn't been a single 161 reported. Go look now at LSN: tons of 160s and 162s. Nothing on 161.

Obviously a bunch of the 164 and up will end up going elsewhere, so I can't see them keeping it as strict, but for my 161 brothers, I wish I had some better answers.

lawrunner313
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:12 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby lawrunner313 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:41 pm

For those who are waitlisted: I sent in an LOCI today, but they mention in the letter to email them if you want; should I email as well, or is the letter enough? Thanks!

kiwislug
Posts: 102
Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:05 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby kiwislug » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:42 pm

I applied start of December and still haven't heard anything, gahh

geoanthem
Posts: 430
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:32 am

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby geoanthem » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:44 pm

kiwislug wrote:I applied start of December and still haven't heard anything, gahh

Have you gone complete yet or nothing? I applied mid-December and went complete last week.

robi0468
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:15 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby robi0468 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:03 pm

kiwislug wrote:I applied start of December and still haven't heard anything, gahh


I did too and hadn't heard anything as of the beginning of January, so I sent them an e-mail. They replied saying my file was complete blah blah sorry they forgot to send me the e-mail. Anyways, maybe you could ask? I guess it would never hurt.

User avatar
AlyoshaKmz
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:11 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby AlyoshaKmz » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:35 pm

kiwislug wrote:I applied start of December and still haven't heard anything, gahh


I hear ya...applied at the end of November and haven't heard anything!

User avatar
mikeytwoshoes
Posts: 1117
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:45 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:26 pm

Anyone hear from Madison today?

User avatar
hoffb86
Posts: 313
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:11 am

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby hoffb86 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:28 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:Anyone hear from Madison today?


While I dont think anyone heard today, it looks like someone created a second thread you could also check... http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=58004

rainmaker614
Posts: 157
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:07 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby rainmaker614 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:35 pm

I heard from them today (talked to admissions office by phone). I'm guessing they finished another batch of decisions because she said they reached a decision on my file today (I went complete on 1/7). She wouldn't say what it was but judging by their commitment to diversity and quick turn-around, I'm guessing acceptance.

boone
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:28 pm

Re: Wisconsin-Madison 2012!!!

Postby boone » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:57 pm

"judging by their commitment to diversity"

Yes, especially since they got caught photoshopping a black guy on to a mailing cover. (That was the school in general, not the law school).




Return to “TLS Class of 2012 Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest