Wake 2011

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jdemmitt
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Re: Wake 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:05 pm

Is anyone going to do the Smith/Shaver scholarship?

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby boom_cs » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:50 pm

jdemmitt wrote:Is anyone going to do the Smith/Shaver scholarship?


I am going to spend some time on this. Have not heard back yet about any scholly from the school so I am looking for any option. And growing up in Winston Salem might actually help me for once in my life

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby NCtoDC » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:57 pm

akak179 wrote:This may have already been discussed, but does Wake offer travel stipends for those wishing to attend one of the open houses?


I believe they offer 200, but you only get it if you matriculate to Wake. You would turn in receipts at orientation.

red_alertz wrote:how long did it take for you guys to receive letters/packages in mailing after you were admitted? does it say anything under "mailing" in status checker?


Wake is very environmentally friendly...they do not send you a bunch of stuff in the mail. As another poster mentioned you will get a congratulations letter from Dean Morant in the mail after your acceptance, but the majority of your dealings will be through email.

red_alertz wrote:what do you guys think or know about wake's rep? I never heard much about this school


Wake is considered a great law school in the southeast. About half of its graduates stay in NC. They have a strong litigation/trial advocacy focus. If you look on page 62 of this thread you can see their USNWR statistics a TLSer posted for us.

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:10 pm

You're welcome.

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby NCtoDC » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:02 pm

boom_cs wrote:
jdemmitt wrote:Is anyone going to do the Smith/Shaver scholarship?


I am going to spend some time on this. Have not heard back yet about any scholly from the school so I am looking for any option. And growing up in Winston Salem might actually help me for once in my life


I wonder if it is only awarded to one person????

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby ktg808 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:03 pm

Just withdrew, good luck to everyone!

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby nillumin » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:49 pm

attend admitted students day today and i actually think i really liked it. coming from a reasonably big school, never thought i'd like the idea of smaller classes, but i bought into it today...plus the opportunity to live in a place like crowne apts seems almost too good to pass up....hopefully i'll be attending the house hunt to see if i can find a roommate or 2 with similar interests.

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby red_alertz » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:01 pm

nillumin wrote:attend admitted students day today and i actually think i really liked it. coming from a reasonably big school, never thought i'd like the idea of smaller classes, but i bought into it today...plus the opportunity to live in a place like crowne apts seems almost too good to pass up....hopefully i'll be attending the house hunt to see if i can find a roommate or 2 with similar interests.


i am interested, pick me! pick me!

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby DubPoker » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:59 pm

nillumin wrote:attend admitted students day today and i actually think i really liked it. coming from a reasonably big school, never thought i'd like the idea of smaller classes, but i bought into it today...plus the opportunity to live in a place like crowne apts seems almost too good to pass up....hopefully i'll be attending the house hunt to see if i can find a roommate or 2 with similar interests.


Yeah I went today also. I was actually really impressed with the facilities. The class my group sat in on was actually interesting and enjoyable, wasn't boring at all!
Also I checked out downtown, while Winston-Salem isn't NYC, I was surprised that there was actually a skyline and a decent amount of bars. Maybe I had low expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby placencia » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:46 am

I received the Smith/Shaver Scholarship last year. I would definitely recommend applying for it, if you are a qualified resident. If there are any questions, feel free to ask and I'll be happy to help in any way I can. Best of luck to everyone, and if you show up, we look forward to seeing you in the Fall.

As to the one person question, it depends on the year. Usually it's just one person, but I have seen years when two were awarded.

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby girlonfire » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:24 pm

Just out of my own curiousity, does anybody goin to wake play poker?

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby DubPoker » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:59 pm

girlonfire wrote:Just out of my own curiousity, does anybody goin to wake play poker?


Not sure if I'm going yet, but my name might give away the other part ;)

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby TheFactor » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:12 pm

girlonfire wrote:Just out of my own curiousity, does anybody goin to wake play poker?

probably not going to Wake, but I play poker

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby girlonfire » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:25 pm

DubPoker wrote:Not sure if I'm going yet, but my name might give away the other part ;)


TheFactor wrote: probably not going to Wake, but I play poker


well if u guys end up going, i'll be looking to start a poker club!
I have a casino style table.. padded outer-ring, speed cloth on hard foam table top, sunk-in cupholders, the whole nine yards.. thats coming w me :D
(SO built if for me a few years back!)

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby MattThiessen » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:37 pm

girlonfire wrote:well if u guys end up going, i'll be looking to start a poker club!
I have a casino style table.. padded outer-ring, speed cloth on hard foam table top, sunk-in cupholders, the whole nine yards.. thats coming w me :D
(SO built if for me a few years back!)

I'm pretty sure I am attending (let's say 90% at this point), so you can count me in. Haven't played too much recently but love a good game of Hold 'em!

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby Sir Pink » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:32 am

DUBPOKER: I went to the admitted day on the 25th as well, i actually liked it as well which shocked me. i am against going to nc but i think wake is going to be a good school and the people seem genuienly nice. great law building as well



DubPoker wrote:
nillumin wrote:attend admitted students day today and i actually think i really liked it. coming from a reasonably big school, never thought i'd like the idea of smaller classes, but i bought into it today...plus the opportunity to live in a place like crowne apts seems almost too good to pass up....hopefully i'll be attending the house hunt to see if i can find a roommate or 2 with similar interests.


Yeah I went today also. I was actually really impressed with the facilities. The class my group sat in on was actually interesting and enjoyable, wasn't boring at all!
Also I checked out downtown, while Winston-Salem isn't NYC, I was surprised that there was actually a skyline and a decent amount of bars. Maybe I had low expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby Sir Pink » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:33 am

For the people who have already paid their seat deposit: how did you pay it? do you have to mail wake a money order/check? or can i just call their financial aid office and give them my credit card number to charge?

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:01 am

You have to mail a check or money order. I specifically asked about this.

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby NCtoDC » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:02 am

mizzjasmine07 wrote:For the people who have already paid their seat deposit: how did you pay it? do you have to mail wake a money order/check? or can i just call their financial aid office and give them my credit card number to charge?


This is what was in my scholarship notification email: "Please mail check with letter of intent to : Wake Forest Law School, PO Box 7206, Winston-Salem, NC 27109"

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby YankeesFan » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:43 am

I just wrote a check. Do you think they would still want a letter of intent?

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby NCtoDC » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:11 pm

YankeesFan wrote:I just wrote a check. Do you think they would still want a letter of intent?


I think the money speaks for itself, honestly. lol

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:18 pm

I don't recall that in my letter, but then again I have a short attention- ooh a flower!

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby kjadkins » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:19 pm

Just withdrew and freed up $22k/year. Good luck, all!

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby amasingama » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:41 pm

YankeesFan wrote:I just wrote a check. Do you think they would still want a letter of intent?


I didn't send a letter of intent, but they acknowledged the intent....unless I've been sitting here this whole time wrongly thinking that I was enrolled at Wake Law! That would suck.

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Re: Wake 2011

Postby nillumin » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:20 pm

I play poker as well....more in high school than college...i always seem to lose money but i like to play, especially on a nice table.

*My decision is going to come down to wake/villanova, i have similar scholarships at both...not sure what i'm going to do as of yet, i'm leaning towards wake and will be sending my check on tomorrow.




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