St. John's 2011 Cycle

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby RW65 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:34 am

rocon7383 wrote:
justhockey31 wrote:in with $35k/yr scholarship...what is the consensus on st johns? how does it place compared to bls or cardozo? Anyone have any idea how it compares to american? I was really leaning there but this big scholarship is really tempting...



Not that big of a difference between Cardozo bklyn and stjohns. Gotta finish top 10-15% for big law jobs (if you want them) at those schools. Brooklyn is my preference of the three only because I love the area and I know they have a great record of job placement due to a great alumni network. I know nothing about American so I don't want to give you advice out of thin air on that.



And make law review. There are enough people in the top 10% that aren't on law review and don't have jobs to make this a concern.

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby justhockey31 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:33 pm

RW65 wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:
justhockey31 wrote:in with $35k/yr scholarship...what is the consensus on st johns? how does it place compared to bls or cardozo? Anyone have any idea how it compares to american? I was really leaning there but this big scholarship is really tempting...



Not that big of a difference between Cardozo bklyn and stjohns. Gotta finish top 10-15% for big law jobs (if you want them) at those schools. Brooklyn is my preference of the three only because I love the area and I know they have a great record of job placement due to a great alumni network. I know nothing about American so I don't want to give you advice out of thin air on that.



And make law review. There are enough people in the top 10% that aren't on law review and don't have jobs to make this a concern.


That's terrifying

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby BrownBears09 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:49 am

justhockey31 wrote:
RW65 wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:
justhockey31 wrote:in with $35k/yr scholarship...what is the consensus on st johns? how does it place compared to bls or cardozo? Anyone have any idea how it compares to american? I was really leaning there but this big scholarship is really tempting...



Not that big of a difference between Cardozo bklyn and stjohns. Gotta finish top 10-15% for big law jobs (if you want them) at those schools. Brooklyn is my preference of the three only because I love the area and I know they have a great record of job placement due to a great alumni network. I know nothing about American so I don't want to give you advice out of thin air on that.



And make law review. There are enough people in the top 10% that aren't on law review and don't have jobs to make this a concern.

That's terrifying


Just because you get good grades doesn't mean you're handed a job at graduation. This is true for most schools.

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby Peekay80 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:48 am

In with 20k a year with same class position requirements as everybody else. With new gi bill and yellow ribbon program, it would be free and the SO already has a job here. Then why am I nervous about going here over Pitt, Cincinnati?

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby Perplexed Penguin » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:13 pm

I applied Monday and decision was mailed Wednesday, so I am hoping the quick turn around is a good sign. Can someone tell me if they send the letter out as regular mail or is it express? I'm in Alaska and regular mail takes forever to get up here, but knowing when to expect to receive the letter will put my waiting at ease.

Thanks.

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:18 pm

Perplexed Penguin wrote:I applied Monday and decision was mailed Wednesday, so I am hoping the quick turn around is a good sign. Can someone tell me if they send the letter out as regular mail or is it express? I'm in Alaska and regular mail takes forever to get up here, but knowing when to expect to receive the letter will put my waiting at ease.

Thanks.


Mine came regular 1st class mail in a standard sized envelope stuffed the the gills. It was also pretty beat up upon arrival, lol

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby lawfreak » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:32 pm

2 quesions:

A) Can I get accepted with scholarship to the p/t program with 158/3.95? If so how much?

B) Is it worth going to St. John's period? How well do you have to do in order to get a decent job?

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby bnc2010 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:16 pm

I was looking at LSN and noticed that the only people who heard back so far were the ones who were offered scholarships. Has anyone else on here (no scholarship) gotten a decision from the school yet? The status checker says that it will take 8-12 weeks after your app goes complete. Well I've been complete since early November.

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby AlphaIncipiens » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:04 pm

Status checker changed 1/30 to A Decision Has Been Made

Didn't hear anything about the decision via e-mail, but I did get an e-mail invite to a St. John's Law info session at the school. Good sign?

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby northwood » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:05 pm

dont read into it. its an informational session, not an accepted student session

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby AlphaIncipiens » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:09 pm

Fair enough. Time to sit around and wait for the mail. :P

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby jdncu » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:39 pm

northwood wrote:dont read into it. its an informational session, not an accepted student session


Got the same email; thought it was finally a decision.

Still at complete for 9 weeks now. :(

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby hokie » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:32 pm

Just received my acceptance letter in the mail with fully scholly! My "decision made" status was 1/25 and I just received the letter today. I can't scoff at a free legal education so St. John's is near the top of the list as of now!

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby rocon7383 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:59 pm

hokie wrote:Just received my acceptance letter in the mail with fully scholly! My "decision made" status was 1/25 and I just received the letter today. I can't scoff at a free legal education so St. John's is near the top of the list as of now!


Congrats!

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby sabenser » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:07 pm

Decision rendered 31 Jan. Applied 24 Jan, Complete 25 Jan. 165/3.6

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby rocon7383 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:14 pm

sabenser wrote:Decision rendered 31 Jan. Applied 24 Jan, Complete 25 Jan. 165/3.6


full ride.

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby sabenser » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:32 pm

rocon7383 wrote:
sabenser wrote:Decision rendered 31 Jan. Applied 24 Jan, Complete 25 Jan. 165/3.6


full ride.


That would be awesome. I'm coming out of grad school with loads of debt so I'm hoping to keep it manageable.

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:32 pm

sabenser wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:
sabenser wrote:Decision rendered 31 Jan. Applied 24 Jan, Complete 25 Jan. 165/3.6


full ride.


That would be awesome. I'm coming out of grad school with loads of debt so I'm hoping to keep it manageable.


I have a 3.3/165 and I got a full ride, so I imagine you will definitely get one too, maybe even with no stipulations.

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby Woods, Elle » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:05 pm

^ I have 3.43/164 and it seems like all of the stipulations are the same (top 40/50).

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby rocon7383 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:12 pm

sabenser wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:
sabenser wrote:Decision rendered 31 Jan. Applied 24 Jan, Complete 25 Jan. 165/3.6


full ride.


That would be awesome. I'm coming out of grad school with loads of debt so I'm hoping to keep it manageable.



I got a full ride with top 40% stipulation with a 166/3.2

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:10 pm

Woods, Elle wrote:^ I have 3.43/164 and it seems like all of the stipulations are the same (top 40/50).

Someone earlier in the thread said they got one with no stipulations.. no idea how many of those they give out though.

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:21 pm

ilovesf wrote:
Woods, Elle wrote:^ I have 3.43/164 and it seems like all of the stipulations are the same (top 40/50).

Someone earlier in the thread said they got one with no stipulations.. no idea how many of those they give out though.


Mine only requires "good academic standing". Someone told me exactly what that meant, but its basically "dont fail out".

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby rocon7383 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:37 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
Woods, Elle wrote:^ I have 3.43/164 and it seems like all of the stipulations are the same (top 40/50).

Someone earlier in the thread said they got one with no stipulations.. no idea how many of those they give out though.


Mine only requires "good academic standing". Someone told me exactly what that meant, but its basically "dont fail out".


If I end up going to St. John's I'm going to ask them to decrease the stipulation to this. Although, I suppose if I'm out of the top 40% at St. John's I'm screwed to begin with.

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Re: St. John's 2011 Cycle

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:40 pm

rocon7383 wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:
ilovesf wrote:
Woods, Elle wrote:^ I have 3.43/164 and it seems like all of the stipulations are the same (top 40/50).

Someone earlier in the thread said they got one with no stipulations.. no idea how many of those they give out though.


Mine only requires "good academic standing". Someone told me exactly what that meant, but its basically "dont fail out".


If I end up going to St. John's I'm going to ask them to decrease the stipulation to this. Although, I suppose if I'm out of the top 40% at St. John's I'm screwed to begin with.

Which scholarship did you get? I got the Ron Brown, and that is what is automatically comes with. But yeah, try to get that removed, because the last thing you need to to mess up and end up paying sticker at SJU of all places :shock:

FWIW, St. John's is now my super-backup. I may end up withdrawing soon if I can find a way to finance another school. That'll free up my spot and my scholarship for others...




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