W&L 2011 Applicants

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Spinozist21
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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:16 pm

Deuce wrote:Clearly your name needs to be something along the lines of JD/BigLaw hopeful for anyone to take you and your life goals seriously on this board.


I thought it was 4.33/180...maybe I will come back and reconfigure my identity as "Mr. Perfect: 4.33/180" That'd make me all the rave.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby tea_drinker » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:20 pm

FWIW, when I talked to the Dean of Admission, he said that he will take a more conservative approach on the first couple waves of decision. Although from what happened last week, I think you will get rejected without the numbers unless you have a compelling story like Barbie ( I read her PS). So, people don't get disappointed if you don't hear back until December, and if you get rejected, remember W&L has a very small class size (only about 130, I think), don't get discouraged.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby kch3684 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:24 pm

Got the email...now just hoping I get a second one and don't have to check the status checker to find out I didn't get in!

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:28 pm

tea_drinker wrote:FWIW, when I talked to the Dean of Admission, he said that he will take a more conservative approach on the first couple waves of decision. Although from what happened last week, I think you will get rejected without the numbers unless you have a compelling story like Barbie ( I read her PS). So, people don't get disappointed if you don't hear back until December, and if you get rejected, remember W&L has a very small class size (only about 130, I think), don't get discouraged.


Discouragement would mean that you had some initial, prior-held feeling of hope. I have already taken up the mantra of "Abandon Hope Ye (Spinozist21) Who Apply Here" :lol:

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Deuce » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:28 pm

Will have my decision by 5:00. Huzzah

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby snapdragon » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:29 pm

Good luck guys :)

Enjoy the next 2.5 hours of constant status check refreshing.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby jim » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:30 pm

Just got the 5pm decision email. :shock: Now how am I gonna be productive until then?

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby tea_drinker » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:31 pm

Spinozist21 wrote:
tea_drinker wrote:FWIW, when I talked to the Dean of Admission, he said that he will take a more conservative approach on the first couple waves of decision. Although from what happened last week, I think you will get rejected without the numbers unless you have a compelling story like Barbie ( I read her PS). So, people don't get disappointed if you don't hear back until December, and if you get rejected, remember W&L has a very small class size (only about 130, I think), don't get discouraged.


Discouragement would mean that you had some initial, prior-held feeling of hope. I have already taken up the mantra of "Abandon Hope Ye (Spinozist21) Who Apply Here" :lol:


whatever floats your boat, man (or woman) :D

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby tea_drinker » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:31 pm

jim wrote:Just got the 5pm decision email. :shock: Now how am I gonna be productive until then?


Taking a nap will be the most productive thing you can do IMO :D

Question: when do you and others got your UR e-mail? Last thursday? Friday? Monday?etc?

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:33 pm

tea_drinker wrote:
Spinozist21 wrote:
tea_drinker wrote:FWIW, when I talked to the Dean of Admission, he said that he will take a more conservative approach on the first couple waves of decision. Although from what happened last week, I think you will get rejected without the numbers unless you have a compelling story like Barbie ( I read her PS). So, people don't get disappointed if you don't hear back until December, and if you get rejected, remember W&L has a very small class size (only about 130, I think), don't get discouraged.


Discouragement would mean that you had some initial, prior-held feeling of hope. I have already taken up the mantra of "Abandon Hope Ye (Spinozist21) Who Apply Here" :lol:


whatever floats your boat, man (or woman) :D


YEESH! I understand that my hair in the picture is long and needs trimmed, but I am clearly a man. Sorry...I like to joke. :lol:

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Barbie » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:40 pm

Deuce wrote:Will have my decision by 5:00. Huzzah


+1. I got the email twice haha. First reject officially on its way to meeee <3 At least I know my buddy Deuce will get a nice acceptance <3 <3

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:43 pm

Barbie wrote:
Deuce wrote:Will have my decision by 5:00. Huzzah


+1. I got the email twice haha. First reject officially on its way to meeee <3 At least I know my buddy Deuce will get a nice acceptance <3 <3


I thought two emails were good?

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Lwoods » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:44 pm

Spinozist21 wrote:
Lwoods wrote:I have my fingers crossed for you, Barbie! I definitely think you have a compelling story that makes you more than your numbers.


What about me? I need fingers and toes crossed...where's Spinoza love? :lol: :lol: :lol:


I'll cross my toes for you. ;)

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Deuce » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:44 pm

Barbie wrote:
Deuce wrote:Will have my decision by 5:00. Huzzah


+1. I got the email twice haha. First reject officially on its way to meeee <3 At least I know my buddy Deuce will get a nice acceptance <3 <3


I'm calling it- you're getting in :D

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby ericas386 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:45 pm

Just got an email saying I won't be getting a decision until after Thanksgiving? Anybody else get this? Gotta be a ding :( W&L is a reach for me.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:45 pm

Lwoods wrote:
Spinozist21 wrote:
Lwoods wrote:I have my fingers crossed for you, Barbie! I definitely think you have a compelling story that makes you more than your numbers.


What about me? I need fingers and toes crossed...where's Spinoza love? :lol: :lol: :lol:


I'll cross my toes for you. ;)

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Well I am for sure in now.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby kch3684 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:45 pm

I got the email twice too...lets hope we get a third accepting us!

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:46 pm

ericas386 wrote:Just got an email saying I won't be getting a decision until after Thanksgiving? Anybody else get this? Gotta be a ding :( W&L is a reach for me.


How does that mean its a ding? They are putting out their last pre-Thanksgiving decisions now. That means they likely do not have a decision on your app yet.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Barbie » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:46 pm

ericas386 wrote:Just got an email saying I won't be getting a decision until after Thanksgiving? Anybody else get this? Gotta be a ding :( W&L is a reach for me.


weird.. sounds like a hold

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Flett » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:46 pm

Mine's the same as Ericas386.

"I hope this email finds you well! As you know, your file is currently under review at our law school, and I'm sure you are eagerly awaiting a decision. Consequently, we wanted to provide you with a quick update regarding the timing of your decision.

Due to the holiday break, our office will be closed for most of next week. As a result, you will not receive a decision on your file until after the Thanksgiving holiday. Please note that it could be a few weeks after Thanksgiving before you have a decision, and due to the busy nature of this time of year, we are unable to provide a more definitive date by which you might hear from us at this time.

We know this timeline is still very general, but we felt it was important to share this information with you so you might have a better idea as to when you would hear from us and so you could relax and enjoy the holiday with your family and friends."

So... I'm thinking this is bad? :(

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby oscodasa » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:47 pm

Good luck y'all!

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:48 pm

I dont understand how it can be bad. If they were going to reject you they would just have rejected you...if you aren't notified 'til after Thanksgiving then it means you weren't part of this groups decisions...which would indicate to me that they haven't yet made a decision on your application.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby maxm2764 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:48 pm

I got the after Thanksgiving e-mail too. I'm thinking it may be a "hey, we're going to wait a little longer to reject you" type of deal.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby Jackson Pollock » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:50 pm

Good luck, people at decision.

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Re: W&L 2011 Applicants

Postby tea_drinker » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:50 pm

maxm2764 wrote:I got the after Thanksgiving e-mail too. I'm thinking it may be a "hey, we're going to wait a little longer to reject you" type of deal.


Got the same e-mail as well, and I will try to be positive to not let this ruin my holiday break.




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