W&L 2011 Applicants

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hipstermafia
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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:49 pm

Barbie wrote:So uh.. how long were you guys under review? a week??

one week, applied mid september. gl barbs!

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Barbie » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:50 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
Barbie wrote:So uh.. how long were you guys under review? a week??

one week, applied mid september. gl barbs!



I have literally no chance, but thanks :) Keepin the dream alive!! haha

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby ran12 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:52 pm

They'll waitlist anyone that is near the 25th percentile so if that happens your best shot is visiting campus and essentially state how much you wanna go there.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Barbie » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:57 pm

ran12 wrote:They'll waitlist anyone that is near the 25th percentile so if that happens your best shot is visiting campus and essentially state how much you wanna go there.


Weren't there 2 dings today with great #s?

and what are the 25th percentiles? The website only has medians... and I'm below both!

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby ran12 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:00 pm

They don't post the percentiles on their website but lawschoolnumbers.com has a rough estimate under the school profile and it seems like a lot of people below the medians got waitlisted according to that site.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Barbie » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:04 pm

I am absolutely barely above both 25th percentiles.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby crossingforHYS » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:02 am

admitted today

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby vegenator » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:54 am

crossingforHYS wrote:admitted today



CONGRATS!!

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby theavrock » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:04 am

ran12 wrote:They'll waitlist anyone that is near the 25th percentile so if that happens your best shot is visiting campus and essentially state how much you wanna go there.


I disagree :)

I was outright dinged with a 3.34 166 + 2 years of legitimate work experience post undergrad with a Fortune 20, good LOR's and I wrote the optional ethical dilemma essay.

Pretty surprised I wasn't even able to muster a WL.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby kch3684 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:52 am

In review as of yesterday...fingers crossed!

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Barbie » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:56 am

theavrock wrote:
ran12 wrote:They'll waitlist anyone that is near the 25th percentile so if that happens your best shot is visiting campus and essentially state how much you wanna go there.


I disagree :)

I was outright dinged with a 3.34 166 + 2 years of legitimate work experience post undergrad with a Fortune 20, good LOR's and I wrote the optional ethical dilemma essay.

Pretty surprised I wasn't even able to muster a WL.


That surprises me a lot. I'm expecting the same result, but with a 166 I wouldn't have. I wonder if something went wrong with your application-- a bad LOR or something? Seems bizarre to me.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Trip Coker » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:13 pm

I got placed on the waitlist with 3.7/164, military experience and three years of tax law experience with the IRS. Apparently this whole law school application process is pretty competitive. W&L??? More like WL. Am I right? COME ON!!!!

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Jackson Pollock » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:21 pm

Sorry about the dings and the waitlists guys. Law school apps are a crapshoot for sure. Keep your heads up, though.

For those that were accepted, did you all write the optional ethical dilemma essay?

I wrote it because I thought it would show I was sincerely interested in W&L.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby oscodasa » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:23 pm

Jackson Pollock wrote:Sorry about the dings and the waitlists guys. Law school apps are a crapshoot for sure. Keep your heads up, though.

For those that were accepted, did you all write the optional ethical dilemma essay?

I wrote it because I thought it would show I was sincerely interested in W&L.


I did not.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby vegenator » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:25 pm

oscodasa wrote:
Jackson Pollock wrote:Sorry about the dings and the waitlists guys. Law school apps are a crapshoot for sure. Keep your heads up, though.

For those that were accepted, did you all write the optional ethical dilemma essay?

I wrote it because I thought it would show I was sincerely interested in W&L.


I did not.



I didn't either, but I included a solid why W&L paragraph in my PS. Hope that helps!

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby theavrock » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:05 pm

Barbie wrote:
theavrock wrote:
ran12 wrote:They'll waitlist anyone that is near the 25th percentile so if that happens your best shot is visiting campus and essentially state how much you wanna go there.


I disagree :)

I was outright dinged with a 3.34 166 + 2 years of legitimate work experience post undergrad with a Fortune 20, good LOR's and I wrote the optional ethical dilemma essay.

Pretty surprised I wasn't even able to muster a WL.


That surprises me a lot. I'm expecting the same result, but with a 166 I wouldn't have. I wonder if something went wrong with your application-- a bad LOR or something? Seems bizarre to me.

Yea that was my thought but if it's a bad LOR I am screwed because I used the same two for all of my apps. I wish there was a why field so they could tell me why I got dinged.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby snapdragon » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:16 pm

Jackson Pollock wrote:Sorry about the dings and the waitlists guys. Law school apps are a crapshoot for sure. Keep your heads up, though.

For those that were accepted, did you all write the optional ethical dilemma essay?

I wrote it because I thought it would show I was sincerely interested in W&L.


I did not, but my PS sort of addresses an ethical dilemma anyway.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Kchuck » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:01 pm

I was accepted and did not write the optional essay

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Jackson Pollock » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:05 pm

Hmmm.

Well, since most admits did not write the essay, I guess it doesn't factor much into the decision.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby asuusa » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:22 pm

I was admitted and I did write the essay. It was only a page or so, but it also functioned as a "Why W&L?"

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby crossingforHYS » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:23 pm

vegenator wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:admitted today



CONGRATS!!


THANK YOU! You too!!!! and congrats on Mich. Finally...we know we couldnt have messed up on our apps :). :P

oh and did not write the essay

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:24 pm

Jackson Pollock wrote:Hmmm.

Well, since most admits did not write the essay, I guess it doesn't factor much into the decision.

I did not write the optional essay either, but I thought my numbers were pretty good for W&L. If you're borderline numbers-wise I would absolutely write the optional essay.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby jeff5170 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:57 pm

I was accepted yesterday (excited) and did not write the optional essay.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby ZachOda » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:01 pm

Ditto

Anyone else join the FB group yet?

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby dreakol » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:28 pm

IN!!!!!! first of the cycle.

The whole process took about one week and I did not turn in any of the optional essays. Makes me wonder why other schools cant be as quick.

I was thinking about joining the admitted students page of FB and probably will eventually.




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