Loyola LA 2011

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Danteshek » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:39 am

I CAN speak to the safety of walking around LLS late at night. I do it all the time. I walk to Alvarado/Wilshire around 11pm on a regular basis to catch the 720 bus. I often stop and get a taco. It is not dangerous. But if I were a woman I might feel differently.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby lulumore » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:32 am

Does anyone know that if joining the online information chat would help leave an impression of "continuous interest"?

I am abroad and wonders what is the good way to express continuous interest because I can't visit the campus or join the forum...

Thanks!

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby gothamm » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:28 am

lulumore wrote:Does anyone know that if joining the online information chat would help leave an impression of "continuous interest"?

I am abroad and wonders what is the good way to express continuous interest because I can't visit the campus or join the forum...

Thanks!


I highly doubt it. I was actually on the information chat today, and it was an absolute mess. There were about 100 people throwing questions to a staff of about 8, with only 3 of the staff members actively answering questions. I doubt they were taking notes on the students...the group consists of a variety of students who have and have not applied.

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Judge Philip Banks
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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:01 pm

gothamm wrote:
lulumore wrote:Does anyone know that if joining the online information chat would help leave an impression of "continuous interest"?

I am abroad and wonders what is the good way to express continuous interest because I can't visit the campus or join the forum...

Thanks!


I highly doubt it. I was actually on the information chat today, and it was an absolute mess. There were about 100 people throwing questions to a staff of about 8, with only 3 of the staff members actively answering questions. I doubt they were taking notes on the students...the group consists of a variety of students who have and have not applied.

Sounds like a clusterfuck... Too bad. I thought those things had potential to be useful (at least somewhat).

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby JJDancer » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:35 pm

in with 87K. top 30% stipulation. :)

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Pleasye » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:11 pm

Congrats JJ!!

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby JJDancer » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:25 pm

Thanks Pleasye!

It's the only CA school that's gotten back to me yet

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Pleasye » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:53 pm

JJDancer wrote:Thanks Pleasye!

It's the only CA school that's gotten back to me yet

You're very welcome :). CA schools are freaking slow apparently :?

You have a nice scholly to Illinois! What schools are you leaning towards right now?

Mind posting/PMing your numbers? I'm not applying this cycle but I'm curious

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby JenDarby » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:29 am

Congrats JJ!!!! I'm glad you have gotten into at least one CA school, hopefully more to come!

Would you PM me your stats as well? I think we applied to a large number of the same schools/have gotten some similar scholarships.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby gothamm » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:20 am

Phew...my file finally went complete today. I must have checked at least thrice a day for the past week. I guess there is nothing to do, other than sit back and pray i get in...really really hope they accept me, and that i will see some of you guys there :)

162/3.16

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby WonkyPanda » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:52 am

JJDancer wrote:in with 87K. top 30% stipulation. :)


Same, congrats! We seem to be rollin' so far. *knocks on wood*

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Judge Philip Banks
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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:33 am

gothamm wrote:Phew...my file finally went complete today. I must have checked at least thrice a day for the past week. I guess there is nothing to do, other than sit back and pray i get in...really really hope they accept me, and that i will see some of you guys there :)

162/3.16

Awesome! Now you get to wait even more! Good luck though!

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby JJDancer » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:37 pm

WonkyPanda wrote:
JJDancer wrote:in with 87K. top 30% stipulation. :)


Same, congrats! We seem to be rollin' so far. *knocks on wood*

Thanks! Congrats to you too!

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby dangerousminds » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:40 pm

Decision Mailed today.. finally!

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby alexandra » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:41 pm

dangerousminds wrote:Decision Mailed today.. finally!


Good luck! When did you apply?

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby 2011Cycle » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:14 pm

As of yet, have any of the "Decision Letter Sent" recipients received any response decision other than acceptance? Thanks

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby dangerousminds » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:06 pm

alexandra wrote:
dangerousminds wrote:Decision Mailed today.. finally!


Good luck! When did you apply?


Thank you. I applied November 15.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby samfii » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:50 pm

does anyone know what the curve is at Loyola?

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby NoleinNY » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:30 pm

samfii wrote:does anyone know what the curve is at Loyola?


3.0 (B).

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby samfii » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:35 pm

NoleinNY wrote:
samfii wrote:does anyone know what the curve is at Loyola?


3.0 (B).


thanks! So that means getting top 30% to keep the scholarship is gonna be pretty tough then huh

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby NoleinNY » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:00 pm

samfii wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:
samfii wrote:does anyone know what the curve is at Loyola?


3.0 (B).


thanks! So that means getting top 30% to keep the scholarship is gonna be pretty tough then huh


Top 30% was approximately 3.4 last year IIRC. That equates to getting straight B+s and maybe an A- in LRW, or some odd combination of Bs and As. It is not impossible, because as DS pointed out earlier we don't section stack (i.e. putting all scholarship people in the same section to ensure a large chunk will lose them). It isn't a cake walk, though. You have approximately 85 people in your section who the school deemed as qualified as you. You need to out perform at least 60 of those people to keep your scholarship.

Like any law school, you need to have a plan for doing well on the exams. I've noticed the ones with plans both here at LLS and on TLS were the ones who did better. Do you have to live in the library for 10 hours a day? No. Do you need to work hard and strategize? Hells yes.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby gothamm » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:00 pm

NoleinNY wrote:
samfii wrote:does anyone know what the curve is at Loyola?


3.0 (B).


is this before or after the grade inflation?

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby NoleinNY » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:09 pm

gothamm wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:
samfii wrote:does anyone know what the curve is at Loyola?


3.0 (B).


is this before or after the grade inflation?


B is the current curve. All changing the curve did was a) make our curve like that of other schools (UCLA did the same thing a while back...) and b) attract finger pointing. It is honestly not that big of a deal, since the main thing employers care about is RANK and not GPA; changing everyone's GPA .33 points doesn't affect where people are ranked.

All changing GPAs does is make our transcripts look like other schools' transcripts.

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby samfii » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:08 pm

NoleinNY wrote:
samfii wrote:
NoleinNY wrote:
samfii wrote:does anyone know what the curve is at Loyola?


3.0 (B).


thanks! So that means getting top 30% to keep the scholarship is gonna be pretty tough then huh


Top 30% was approximately 3.4 last year IIRC. That equates to getting straight B+s and maybe an A- in LRW, or some odd combination of Bs and As. It is not impossible, because as DS pointed out earlier we don't section stack (i.e. putting all scholarship people in the same section to ensure a large chunk will lose them). It isn't a cake walk, though. You have approximately 85 people in your section who the school deemed as qualified as you. You need to out perform at least 60 of those people to keep your scholarship.

Like any law school, you need to have a plan for doing well on the exams. I've noticed the ones with plans both here at LLS and on TLS were the ones who did better. Do you have to live in the library for 10 hours a day? No. Do you need to work hard and strategize? Hells yes.


Having to beat out 60 out of 85 people sounds like a terrible time to me.
I mean, of course I'm planning on working hard and being organized and having everything planned out, but from what i've learned from tons of people on TLS is that even if you're super smart and study a lot, that doesn't necessarily mean you know how to take a law school exam. I'm kind of hesitant to take such a risk and end up paying sticker after a year :/

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Re: Loyola LA 2011

Postby NoleinNY » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:33 pm

samfii wrote:Having to beat out 60 out of 85 people sounds like a terrible time to me.
I mean, of course I'm planning on working hard and being organized and having everything planned out, but from what i've learned from tons of people on TLS is that even if you're super smart and study a lot, that doesn't necessarily mean you know how to take a law school exam. I'm kind of hesitant to take such a risk and end up paying sticker after a year :/


Just to clarify, I was not saying that if you plan and study a lot then you will get As; just that those who got As all planned properly and mastered the exams. That doesn't conflict with the TLS consensus... Regardless, I can understand being hesitant of the riskiness of trying to beat out 60 equally qualified people. It is a scary thing.

On that note, I'm off to finish my LRW memo for the rest of the day.




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