William & Mary 2013

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mhernton
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William & Mary 2013

Postby mhernton » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:07 pm

Anybody else in at William & Mary??

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danidancer
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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby danidancer » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:19 pm

Me! Assuming I don't get into any of my reaches, it's looking like my decision will be between W&M with a hefty scholly and Fordham with who knows what money at this point.

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Rowinguy2009
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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:19 pm

There's a very good chance I'm in....I'm still waiting to hear back from one last school before I decide 100% for sure. Can fence sitters join this thread?

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juevonate
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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby juevonate » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:42 am

I'm in--they're the only one I've gotten into so far. Getting waitlisted at ND and held at Illinois doesn't bode well for my chances at higher tier law schools, so it's looking increasingly likely that I'll go to William and Mary.

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omega_watts
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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby omega_watts » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:46 pm

I'm in at WM. Also got in at Ohio State and my safety (DePaul). I have a couple of reach schools that I'm waiting to hear from but I am leaning towards WM, especially over any other T30/T20's

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sikwitt
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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby sikwitt » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:57 pm

Just got my acceptance today. Still waiting to hear from 20 other schools, but WM is a viable option.

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby msbeautifulbasham » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:43 pm

sikwitt wrote:Just got my acceptance today. Still waiting to hear from 20 other schools, but WM is a viable option.


How did the contact you? Was it through e-mail or snail mail?

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omega_watts
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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby omega_watts » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:10 pm

msbeautifulbasham wrote:
sikwitt wrote:Just got my acceptance today. Still waiting to hear from 20 other schools, but WM is a viable option.


How did the contact you? Was it through e-mail or snail mail?

I saw the status checker updated to "Congratulations! Acceptance letter sent", then I got the package in the mail, and the email was the last to arrive.

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby goblue2010 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:00 am

i'm very much considering WM - i wish they had more than one admitted student day! two of my top choices - WM and BC, each only have one and it is the same day... major bummer.

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby dark » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:09 pm

goblue2010 wrote:WM and BC, each only have one and it is the same day... major bummer.


It was the same last year. I went to the WM admit. day and now I'm at WM. Go figure :)

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby hiromoto45 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:34 pm

Current Status: Application Ready for Review
Current Status Date: 1/13/2010
Decision Status: Review Complete
Decision Status Date: 1/19/2010

Did you guys have this also? Or did it just say Congratulations? If so I'm guessing im waitlisted or out.

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby JMBrown32 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:54 am

hiromoto45 wrote:Current Status: Application Ready for Review
Current Status Date: 1/13/2010
Decision Status: Review Complete
Decision Status Date: 1/19/2010

Did you guys have this also? Or did it just say Congratulations? If so I'm guessing im waitlisted or out.


I had the same thing. Check under "Mailings". Mine said "Congratulations. Admit Packet in the Mail" or something like that.

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SweetrollStealer
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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby SweetrollStealer » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:56 am

JMBrown32 wrote:
hiromoto45 wrote:Current Status: Application Ready for Review
Current Status Date: 1/13/2010
Decision Status: Review Complete
Decision Status Date: 1/19/2010

Did you guys have this also? Or did it just say Congratulations? If so I'm guessing im waitlisted or out.


I had the same thing. Check under "Mailings". Mine said "Congratulations. Admit Packet in the Mail" or something like that.



It took a few hours for the message under mailings to appear, but I had the exact same thing yesterday. First acceptance woooo!!!

Now waiting to hear back from everyone else :shock:

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby flowerpot » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:21 pm

My status just changed from "Under Review" to "Decision Pending." Does anyone know what that means?

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby waxloaf » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:54 am

anyone know how difficult it is to establish VA residency?

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby kbeth18 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:49 pm

flowerpot wrote:My status just changed from "Under Review" to "Decision Pending." Does anyone know what that means?



Mine says the same. Did anyone who actually got accepted ever go through the "Decision Pending" phase?

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby OneSixtySix » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:41 am

waxloaf wrote:anyone know how difficult it is to establish VA residency?


I have heard that it is difficult, but also that it actually depends on institution in question. Apparantly its harder to gain residency at UVA than other VA state schools since UVA is independent from the state.

Not sure if anybody can verify that or how hard it would be to get instate at W&M. 21k a year with a low CoL ($500/month for graduate housing?!) makes W&M a very attractive option.

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2010law
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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby 2010law » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:48 pm

I'm in and very excited - this is my top pick school ---didn't have strongest #'s in the world, but some solid and unusual softs.

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SportsFanatic
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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby SportsFanatic » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:57 pm

I'm in!! Got the package today, very excited for my first acceptance.

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby tkicker182 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:16 pm

I'm in! I applied on 1/7 and status checker changed to Congrats under mailings on 1/29. They sent a nice scholarship offer a few days later via snail mail. Congrats to everyone else, I'm still waiting to hear from other places but this is the top of my list.

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby unbeknownst » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:31 pm

Count me in! Anyone going to the admit weekend?

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby richmondguy3000 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:05 am

In - Class of '13, yeah! My LSAT was not very high -162, but I had a 3.94 GPA and awesome softs and I got only 6K per year, kind of disappointed considering I am working full time and making very good money if I am not going to law school. I have to maintain 2.0 to keep scholly. I read a guy with 167/3.4 got 20K a year, and he is in-state.. I wish I could increase the scholly to a kind that requires 3.0 TO keep if i could get a bit more money. They obviously do not believe I can make 3.0. Even considering that .1 GPA usually equals 1 point LSAT they are obviously preferring LSAT. And sure enough admissions are maintaining the principles of Stonewall Jackson when it comes to aid negotiation. I do not know though, I have a good job, making good money, thinking about taking 3 more tries at LSAT and moving towards class of '14 game...Call me stupid but I just feel unrespected and disappointed -even though maybe I should be just happy I got in.

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby unbeknownst » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:06 pm

Have you thought about talking to them about upping your offer, or is that not kosher??

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby richmondguy3000 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:01 pm

It is kosher to me, I spoke to the dean and wrote a 500 word essay on why they should consider upping the offer and they told me that my request has been reviewed and no additional scholarship funds were identified. I also applied for a specific fellowship program with an essay and have not heard anything yet ("fellows should be decided by march 1st..."). She softened the blow by saying that scholarships/fellowships will continue to be distributed throughout the summer as people withdraw, but with my lsat score I am not holding my breath.

At the same time, the other day they had a 2L student call me at 8 PM on my cell and inquire if I had any questions (my offer is like 45 days old at this point, which is probably why).

I heard that W&M's biggest scholarships are half-tuition, but I also heard of in-state people with 3.4/167 getting 20K a year (out of 22K in-state tuition). So if 15 incoming students out of 220 get half tuition and thats all downhill from there, I do not feel too bad, but if they give 90% tuition to a dude with 3.4/167 and take a hard stand against a dude with 3.94/162, then I kind of feel bad because these numbers are really equivalent overall.

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Re: William & Mary 2013

Postby tkicker182 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:59 pm

richmondguy3000 wrote:It is kosher to me, I spoke to the dean and wrote a 500 word essay on why they should consider upping the offer and they told me that my request has been reviewed and no additional scholarship funds were identified. I also applied for a specific fellowship program with an essay and have not heard anything yet ("fellows should be decided by march 1st..."). She softened the blow by saying that scholarships/fellowships will continue to be distributed throughout the summer as people withdraw, but with my lsat score I am not holding my breath.

At the same time, the other day they had a 2L student call me at 8 PM on my cell and inquire if I had any questions (my offer is like 45 days old at this point, which is probably why).

I heard that W&M's biggest scholarships are half-tuition, but I also heard of in-state people with 3.4/167 getting 20K a year (out of 22K in-state tuition). So if 15 incoming students out of 220 get half tuition and thats all downhill from there, I do not feel too bad, but if they give 90% tuition to a dude with 3.4/167 and take a hard stand against a dude with 3.94/162, then I kind of feel bad because these numbers are really equivalent overall.


I would disagree. GPA's are vary greatly depending on the difficulty of the school, the major, the courses, etc. There is a reason why most law schools give much more weight to the LSAT score; it is the closest thing they can get to an unbiased comparison between students.




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