Southwestern 2011

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Kurt Cobain
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Kurt Cobain » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:45 pm

ashle484 wrote:did anyone have a blank mailing show up for the 21st and have the diversity mailing listed as the 29th?


I have a blank mailing from the 20th. I live on the east coast so I might not get it for a while. Anyone know what it is?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby mar32310 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:06 am

Kurt Cobain wrote:
ashle484 wrote:did anyone have a blank mailing show up for the 21st and have the diversity mailing listed as the 29th?


I have a blank mailing from the 20th. I live on the east coast so I might not get it for a while. Anyone know what it is?


Mine was blank on 1/20/11 as well, but then it changed to "diversity day 1.29.11 invitation", which I received in an e-mail. This might be what yours are?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby sanjola » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:14 am

They need to fire whichever admin updates these things. Showing a mailing date without a description is not funny. :evil:

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Kurt Cobain » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:41 am

mar32310 wrote:
Kurt Cobain wrote:
ashle484 wrote:did anyone have a blank mailing show up for the 21st and have the diversity mailing listed as the 29th?


I have a blank mailing from the 20th. I live on the east coast so I might not get it for a while. Anyone know what it is?


Mine was blank on 1/20/11 as well, but then it changed to "diversity day 1.29.11 invitation", which I received in an e-mail. This might be what yours are?


Haha, yep, mine changed to that as well.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby gokickrocks » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:35 pm

mar32310 wrote:
Kurt Cobain wrote:
ashle484 wrote:did anyone have a blank mailing show up for the 21st and have the diversity mailing listed as the 29th?


I have a blank mailing from the 20th. I live on the east coast so I might not get it for a while. Anyone know what it is?


Mine was blank on 1/20/11 as well, but then it changed to "diversity day 1.29.11 invitation", which I received in an e-mail. This might be what yours are?


Same here. Freakin' ridiculous.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby ashle484 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:40 pm

Ha has anyone rsvp'd and now have a blank mailing on the 21st?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Phatslice » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:17 pm

sanjola wrote:I submitted 9/22, went "Complete" 10/17, went "Complete and In Review" on 12/13 and I still haven't gotten a decision.

I've applied to all CA schools and finally heard back from one yesterday. Do all California schools work this slowly?



Yeah California schools seem to take forever. I have been accepted to 12 out of state schools, but only heard back from 3 California schools (and I only heard back from UCLA because I applied early decision).

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby sanjola » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:28 pm

Phatslice wrote:
sanjola wrote:I submitted 9/22, went "Complete" 10/17, went "Complete and In Review" on 12/13 and I still haven't gotten a decision.

I've applied to all CA schools and finally heard back from one yesterday. Do all California schools work this slowly?



Yeah California schools seem to take forever. I have been accepted to 12 out of state schools, but only heard back from 3 California schools (and I only heard back from UCLA because I applied early decision).


I guess the laid back attitude applies to everyone in CA. McGeorge recently changed my "Complete" status date from 12/15 to 1/19. Who do they put in charge of these status checkers? It's not that hard to maintain.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby ballboy899 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:20 pm

anyone who has been accepted get a call to set up a SCALE interview? anyone have any idea what they're like or if anyone has seen a thread from a previous year discussing them?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby meh3884 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:25 pm

Sigh. Been in review for nearly 3 weeks now. I think what they meant was "In the pile of apps we're going to review as soon as we're done with these 3 piles of apps that we're going to review pretty soon."

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby LegallyPumpkin » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:02 pm

ballboy899 wrote:anyone who has been accepted get a call to set up a SCALE interview? anyone have any idea what they're like or if anyone has seen a thread from a previous year discussing them?


I got accepted 3 years ago into the SCALE program and had a interview prior to that. I met with Professor Rolnick - a REALLY sweet lady. In my case there was nothing to be afraid of! The interview was in a cafeteria where we had coffee. Mrs. Rolnick was asking me some questions, primarily about my life, and she was actually trying to make me feel better about the SCALE program, since I had certain doubts that I should do it (I am foreign and English is my second language, so I was not sure that SCALE was the right choice for me in the first place). She gave me a lot of time to think it over (like 2-3 weeks, I think). Eventually I wrote her back saying that I was interested in the SCALE program, and several days later I received an acceptance package. I didn't go to school that year through some personal reasons, that's why I am applying again :-).

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby ballboy899 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:39 pm

LegallyPumpkin wrote:
ballboy899 wrote:anyone who has been accepted get a call to set up a SCALE interview? anyone have any idea what they're like or if anyone has seen a thread from a previous year discussing them?


I got accepted 3 years ago into the SCALE program and had a interview prior to that. I met with Professor Rolnick - a REALLY sweet lady. In my case there was nothing to be afraid of! The interview was in a cafeteria where we had coffee. Mrs. Rolnick was asking me some questions, primarily about my life, and she was actually trying to make me feel better about the SCALE program, since I had certain doubts that I should do it (I am foreign and English is my second language, so I was not sure that SCALE was the right choice for me in the first place). She gave me a lot of time to think it over (like 2-3 weeks, I think). Eventually I wrote her back saying that I was interested in the SCALE program, and several days later I received an acceptance package. I didn't go to school that year through some personal reasons, that's why I am applying again :-).



Thanks a lot for that. I'm having a phone interview with Professor Rolnick because I live on the east coast. Do you remember in your acceptance package if you got a scholarship offer then? Because I haven't received any information on a scholarship yet, and from my understand, only some people are chosen for the SCALE interview so I hope a have a decent shot at some $

If you did, how much did you get and what are your numbers if you don't mind saying?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby LegallyPumpkin » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:51 pm

ballboy899 wrote:
Thanks a lot for that. I'm having a phone interview with Professor Rolnick because I live on the east coast. Do you remember in your acceptance package if you got a scholarship offer then? Because I haven't received any information on a scholarship yet, and from my understand, only some people are chosen for the SCALE interview so I hope a have a decent shot at some $

If you did, how much did you get and what are your numbers if you don't mind saying?


My LSAT was 158, and GPA - 3.84 (from a foreign university). I am a little bit non-traditional, because I already have 2 Master degrees, and I am older than the majority of applicants. I didn't get any scholarship, and I think that one of the factors could be that in my application I indicated that I was also applying to Loyola, USC and UCLA. All these schools have a much higher ranking than Southwestern, and at SW they see that even if (big IF) these other schools accept me, they won't give me any scholarship. So they think that they don't have to do it either :-(!

BTW, good luck with your interview!!!

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby ballboy899 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:46 pm

LegallyPumpkin wrote:
ballboy899 wrote:
Thanks a lot for that. I'm having a phone interview with Professor Rolnick because I live on the east coast. Do you remember in your acceptance package if you got a scholarship offer then? Because I haven't received any information on a scholarship yet, and from my understand, only some people are chosen for the SCALE interview so I hope a have a decent shot at some $

If you did, how much did you get and what are your numbers if you don't mind saying?


My LSAT was 158, and GPA - 3.84 (from a foreign university). I am a little bit non-traditional, because I already have 2 Master degrees, and I am older than the majority of applicants. I didn't get any scholarship, and I think that one of the factors could be that in my application I indicated that I was also applying to Loyola, USC and UCLA. All these schools have a much higher ranking than Southwestern, and at SW they see that even if (big IF) these other schools accept me, they won't give me any scholarship. So they think that they don't have to do it either :-(!

BTW, good luck with your interview!!!


Thanks a lot! And I really hope I can get something, although after what you said I'm not too confident now because I have similar numbers. But we'll just have to see I guess. If anyone else hears anything about this and wants to pm me or post on here I would greatly appreciate it!

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby LegallyPumpkin » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:58 pm

I also forgot to mention that my friend was accepted to SW (3 years ago) with LSAT 156, GPA almost 4.0 from UC Berkley, and a stellar recommendation from his professor. He got some $$, though I don't know how much exactly.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby chango » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:05 pm

LegallyPumpkin wrote:
ballboy899 wrote:
Thanks a lot for that. I'm having a phone interview with Professor Rolnick because I live on the east coast. Do you remember in your acceptance package if you got a scholarship offer then? Because I haven't received any information on a scholarship yet, and from my understand, only some people are chosen for the SCALE interview so I hope a have a decent shot at some $

If you did, how much did you get and what are your numbers if you don't mind saying?


My LSAT was 158, and GPA - 3.84 (from a foreign university). I am a little bit non-traditional, because I already have 2 Master degrees, and I am older than the majority of applicants. I didn't get any scholarship, and I think that one of the factors could be that in my application I indicated that I was also applying to Loyola, USC and UCLA. All these schools have a much higher ranking than Southwestern, and at SW they see that even if (big IF) these other schools accept me, they won't give me any scholarship. So they think that they don't have to do it either :-(!

BTW, good luck with your interview!!!


My LSAT was 157, my GPA was 3.55. I also have 2 Masters degrees and am older than the majority of applicants. I also indicated that I applied to Loyola and USC and I got a half ride from Southwestern.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby sanjola » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:09 pm

Status went from "File Complete and In Review: 12/13/10" to "File Complete and In Review : 1/26/11".

Does this mean they finally picked up my file and I will be receiving a decision by next week?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby stargazer3620 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:10 pm

I had my Wildman/ Schumacher Scholarship interview today, it was very laid back and more like a conversation which was nice. I talked to Robert Mena who is the Assistant Director of Student Affairs and he was really, really nice. He basically asked why law school/why Southwestern/asked some stuff about my personal statement/talked about the school for a while and then asked if I had any questions.

I think I'm going to schedule a trip to go visit the campus/LA in general, has anyone visited yet?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby stargazer3620 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:11 pm

sanjola wrote:Status went from "File Complete and In Review: 12/13/10" to "File Complete and In Review : 1/26/11".

Does this mean they finally picked up my file and I will be receiving a decision by next week?


That's what happened for me, I went from complete and in review on 1/7/11 to complete and in review on 1/20/11 and then got accepted the next day.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby sanjola » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:23 pm

stargazer3620 wrote:
sanjola wrote:Status went from "File Complete and In Review: 12/13/10" to "File Complete and In Review : 1/26/11".

Does this mean they finally picked up my file and I will be receiving a decision by next week?


That's what happened for me, I went from complete and in review on 1/7/11 to complete and in review on 1/20/11 and then got accepted the next day.


Great, now my anxiety has reached new levels. :)

Seriously though, thanks for the response stargazer.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby adonai » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:26 pm

sanjola wrote:
stargazer3620 wrote:
sanjola wrote:Status went from "File Complete and In Review: 12/13/10" to "File Complete and In Review : 1/26/11".

Does this mean they finally picked up my file and I will be receiving a decision by next week?


That's what happened for me, I went from complete and in review on 1/7/11 to complete and in review on 1/20/11 and then got accepted the next day.


Great, now my anxiety has reached new levels. :)

Seriously though, thanks for the response stargazer.

I am going to ease your anxiety and say I went complete early October and in review since mid-December with nothing. :)

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby LegallyPumpkin » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:33 pm

chango wrote:
My LSAT was 157, my GPA was 3.55. I also have 2 Masters degrees and am older than the majority of applicants. I also indicated that I applied to Loyola and USC and I got a half ride from Southwestern.


Then you probably had some other talents or did something that they considered important :-)!

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby MrMisiu » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:33 am

ballboy899 wrote:Thanks a lot for that. I'm having a phone interview with Professor Rolnick because I live on the east coast. Do you remember in your acceptance package if you got a scholarship offer then? Because I haven't received any information on a scholarship yet, and from my understand, only some people are chosen for the SCALE interview so I hope a have a decent shot at some $

If you did, how much did you get and what are your numbers if you don't mind saying?


Since you're setting up an interview; did you get new mailings on the status checker page?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby chango » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:53 am

LegallyPumpkin wrote:
chango wrote:
My LSAT was 157, my GPA was 3.55. I also have 2 Masters degrees and am older than the majority of applicants. I also indicated that I applied to Loyola and USC and I got a half ride from Southwestern.


Then you probably had some other talents or did something that they considered important :-)!


Exactly my point. Stats don't tell the whole story, so applicants shouldn't despair prematurely just because they think their stats don't measure up.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby LegallyPumpkin » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:43 am

chango wrote:
Exactly my point. Stats don't tell the whole story, so applicants shouldn't despair prematurely just because they think their stats don't measure up.


That's why above I posted a story about my friend who got $$ with LSAT 156 :wink:




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