Whittier 2011 Applicants

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youngblood
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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby youngblood » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:28 pm

Always sooner. Never hurts!

Applied 1/25/2011 (late LOR, stupid boss)
3.3/156
Accepted via status checker,
scholly 21,000
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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby youngblood » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:47 pm

Ive been in comittee review since 1/27
How long does that usually take?

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby swilson215 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:26 pm

youngblood wrote:Ive been in comittee review since 1/27
How long does that usually take?


I applied the first week of November and heard back 12/24, FWIW. I think they're averaging about 8 weeks.

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby youngblood » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:13 pm

In via status checker today! Weee!

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby Howdy! » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:49 pm

Congratulations!!

So is Whittier where you plan on going or are you waiting on other acceptance letters?

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby youngblood » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:05 pm

I will be going there if I do not get in at Chapman. :-)

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby MrMisiu » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:59 pm

How long did it take to get a status checker?? I applied on the 24th and I haven't even gotten an email back.
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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby youngblood » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:34 pm

I received mine the next day.

Just received my scholarship information. :-)

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby swilson215 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:01 pm

MrMisiu wrote:How long did it take to get a status checker?? I applied on the 24th (on a whim) and I haven't even gotten an email back.


I received mine two days later.

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby MrMisiu » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:03 pm

There was a problem with my email address, it's happened with a couple of schools this cycle. I called admissions, had my email switched, and turns out I was admitted a few days ago. Great turn-around time, I have to give them that!

Did everyone admitted, who got the scholly email, call about it?

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby youngblood » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:39 pm

No, I received my admittance via status checker yesterday and my scholly email and admittance email this morning.

Are you planning on attending?

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby MrMisiu » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:54 pm

If the money's right, I'd definitely consider it.
60k a year is a lot to pay for a T4. Especially since I've gotten into T2s with money.

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby lsatextreme » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:56 pm

youngblood wrote:No, I received my admittance via status checker yesterday and my scholly email and admittance email this morning.

Are you planning on attending?


wow talk about fast turnaround. Are they usually this fast or do you think there was a reason

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby swilson215 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:26 pm

MrMisiu wrote:There was a problem with my email address, it's happened with a couple of schools this cycle. I called admissions, had my email switched, and turns out I was admitted a few days ago. Great turn-around time, I have to give them that!

Did everyone admitted, who got the scholly email, call about it?


congrats, MrMisiu! I called about the scholly email, got $26k a year.

But, FWIW, I have a few friends who graduated from Whittier this past May. All of them passed the bar, but only one out of my FOUR friends that just finished 3L has an actual law job right now. I'm definitely looking at going to a T2 with a little less money but a lot better job prospects ITE.

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby MrMisiu » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:38 pm

Thanks a lot!
And thanks for that info. It looks like I won't be wasting their time with a phone call. Now... Had I only not wasted that application money :cry:

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby swilson215 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:42 pm

MrMisiu wrote:Thanks a lot!
And thanks for that info. It looks like I won't be wasting their time with a phone call. Now... Had I only not wasted that application money :cry:


I mean, if you can get a JD for a good price, then it's not that bad of a deal, right? I wouldn't rule it out. The one guy that I do know that got a job got a GOOD one. It's up to the individual. I would at least call and see what you can get...

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby Phatslice » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:43 pm

swilson215 wrote:
MrMisiu wrote:Thanks a lot!
And thanks for that info. It looks like I won't be wasting their time with a phone call. Now... Had I only not wasted that application money :cry:


I mean, if you can get a JD for a good price, then it's not that bad of a deal, right? I wouldn't rule it out. The one guy that I do know that got a job got a GOOD one. It's up to the individual. I would at least call and see what you can get...


That is what is strange about Whittier. I got like a 28k scholly but to get about that much for 2L year I would have to finish top 10%...... that is an absolutely ridiculous stipulation (full tuition if I finish top 5%). I think I will do well in law school but I am not foolish enough to think that just because Whittier is a tier 4 school I will automatically finish top 5-10%. I have gotten large scholarships from several T3's and a few T2's that have much more reasonable stipulations.

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby MrMisiu » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:45 pm

I just feel bad because the email made me feel guilty if I didn't go hah. Something about how once merit is awarded and if you don't take it, then it disappears into thin air. And though, not to sound cocky, I don't think I'd be happy with anything under full; which I can admit is not likely, since my numbers aren't HYS-like. If I got 26k, that still leaves 14k for tuition and another 20k for the year. So after 3 years, 102k for T4... Just doesn't sit right with me (mostly because of everything I've read on these board for the past 6 months).

I have to give it to the lower tier schools for innovation though. That may seem like a ridiculous stipulation, and one you definitely can't count on, but it's not a bad idea. And I really like their idea of a mentor program- at least what I imagine it to be from the admission email.

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby youngblood » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:52 pm

Whittier is not 60k per year, more like 32k from my last check.

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby lawmantentwo » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:53 pm

I would totally pay sticker price for Whittier Law School.

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby Phatslice » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:57 pm

youngblood wrote:Whittier is not 60k per year, more like 32k from my last check.



He is correctly factoring in cost of living ... also I think tuition is 36k not 32k.

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby MrMisiu » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:17 am

Yeah, I meant 60k after cost of living and everything added in.

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby youngblood » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:38 pm

Yeah, that makes sense. I am lucky to have an apartment at my father's house for free rent.

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby Howdy! » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:31 pm

Is anyone going to the open house?

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Re: Whittier 2011 Applicants

Postby youngblood » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:04 pm

Nope. I was going to do the tour and lunch that is going on for a while. Just haven't decided when.




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