Southwestern 2011

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ballboy899
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby ballboy899 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:45 am

thanks..and yup i did
i still have to decide whether or not i want to be on the east or west coast and need to see if i get any kind of scholly from miami..im expecting to get at least some from southwestern so that could be the higher choice depending on that

LegallyPumpkin
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby LegallyPumpkin » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:53 pm

ballboy899 wrote:Just got an acceptance email a couple days ago!


Congrats! I am still in review since 12/01 :-(

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CmonSD
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby CmonSD » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:33 pm

Just applied! Super excited!

meh3884
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby meh3884 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:21 am

In review as of 1/7, complete 12/15. Hopefully answer comes soon!

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby RAB » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:04 pm

Does anyone know if you put the full-time program as your first choice and one of the part-time programs as your second. Will they waitlist you for the full-time program, or will they just accept you into the part-time program?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby justright157 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:38 pm

It depends on your numbers. If your numbers are not good enough for full time but good enough for part time plus they like you, then yeah maybe. But if your numbers are average, and they have better candidates for the part time program they might just waitlist you entirely.

From what I learned, the students who list part time as 1st choice, always have the priority in that program, while people who list it second go to the bottom of the list for that.

Im getting anxious too, i haven't heard anything back yet. Good luck!

RAB wrote:Does anyone know if you put the full-time program as your first choice and one of the part-time programs as your second. Will they waitlist you for the full-time program, or will they just accept you into the part-time program?

stargazer3620
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby stargazer3620 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:46 pm

meh3884 wrote:In review as of 1/7, complete 12/15. Hopefully answer comes soon!


same exact dates for me too! ahhh, I can't stand the anticipation!! :|

littlepiggie818
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby littlepiggie818 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:47 pm

Hello all, I am currently a 1L here at Southwestern. This forum was very useful to me last year so I figured I would return the favor. If you have any question, feel free to ask.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby RAB » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:53 pm

littlepiggie818 wrote:Hello all, I am currently a 1L here at Southwestern. This forum was very useful to me last year so I figured I would return the favor. If you have any question, feel free to ask.


How do you like Southwestern? I remember you from last year as I am reapplying to southwestern. When did you apply last year/get a decision?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby littlepiggie818 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:06 pm

RAB wrote:
littlepiggie818 wrote:Hello all, I am currently a 1L here at Southwestern. This forum was very useful to me last year so I figured I would return the favor. If you have any question, feel free to ask.


How do you like Southwestern? I remember you from last year as I am reapplying to southwestern. When did you apply last year/get a decision?


I applied before Thanksgiving and heard back from them before Christmas, so it was a fairly quick process. It was the first school I actually heard from.

I love Southwestern, mainly because it has so many valuable resources and help is always available. They have the writing center which helps me edit my legal writing memo. There are TA/Dean's Fellow for every 1L courses who gave invaluable advices/tips. They are also very accommodating to the students' needs. Because I actually utilized these resources, I felt that they really helped me through the first semester.

justright157
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby justright157 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:47 pm

Any part time applicants hear anything yet?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby swilson215 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:55 pm

littlepiggie818 wrote:Hello all, I am currently a 1L here at Southwestern. This forum was very useful to me last year so I figured I would return the favor. If you have any question, feel free to ask.


I know you're a 1L, so won't have too much experience at all with the actual job hunting/prospects, but what's the mood like among 2Ls looking for summer employment and 3Ls getting ready for their last semester?

Also, how is first semester of 1L? Is there any insane pressure? What's the attrition rate look like so far?

Thanks!

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby littlepiggie818 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:30 pm

swilson215 wrote:
littlepiggie818 wrote:Hello all, I am currently a 1L here at Southwestern. This forum was very useful to me last year so I figured I would return the favor. If you have any question, feel free to ask.


I know you're a 1L, so won't have too much experience at all with the actual job hunting/prospects, but what's the mood like among 2Ls looking for summer employment and 3Ls getting ready for their last semester?

Also, how is first semester of 1L? Is there any insane pressure? What's the attrition rate look like so far?

Thanks!


I don't know that many 2Ls. I know of one 2L who is in SCALE and is graduating this summer, who has a job line up already. But from what he told me, plenty of his classmates are still looking for jobs. But that's the extent of my knowledge.

I worked extremely hard during my first semester, but a lot of classmates didn't seem to take the same attitude. From classroom interactions, it seems to me that a lot didn't seem to care that much about their grades, but just work enough to be in good academic standing (which is a 2.33 requirement here). One of my TAs even told me of students who went up to him and ask him what they should do to get a C+ on the final. However, from talking with a lot of my classmates, they all seem very smart and capable. So I don't want to make any assumption on how competitive my classmates were, but I think the interaction differs from section to section. Everyone was generally mellow in my section.

So far, no one has dropped out yet. But not all of our grades have come in yet. My section is still waiting for two more classes.

The main thing everyone told me when I entered was, "Work hard. Don't follow 2Ls' advice of taking short cuts and using other people's outline. Make your own outline. Don't fall behind. And take practice exam." And I followed this advice. I will let you know how that works out once I receive all of my grades. But I am quite happy with the grades that I do have right now and I am glad I followed those advice.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby chango » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:54 am

Also, how is first semester of 1L? Is there any insane pressure? What's the attrition rate look like so far?


The pressure wasn't as insane as I thought it would be. I was expecting to work an average of 60 hours a week, and I'm finding it's more like 50.

I've been very impressed by the caliber of students in my Section, and almost everyone seems to be taking his or her studies seriously, but I wouldn't say it's particularly cut-throat.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby justright157 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:27 pm

anyone hear anything lately?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby RAB » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:03 pm

No, I mean I only submitted my app in dec, but as of 1/6 says pending future lsat score. A little hard to believe as schools I applied to after I am complete and under review already.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby stargazer3620 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:49 pm

Nope, I've been complete and in review since 1/7, submitted 12/16. I just want to know!

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby sanjola » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:08 pm

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?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby lsatextreme » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:17 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?


man i hope not because i submitted 19 CA schools just one week ago...though mine went complete and in review in 2-3 days or so after I submitted.

meh3884
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby meh3884 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:33 pm

Wow, so it seems like they haven't put any decisions out. This pace, I'm not going to hear back until April.

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sanjola
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby sanjola » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:11 pm

I just searched on the Southwestern site and it stated that decisions will be going out early February.

I'm assuming the people who received admission already we're auto admits/rejections :?:

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby gokickrocks » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:29 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?


It looks like I'm not the only one that thought this way. Except for my ED app (deferred to the regular pool), I have not heard from any in CA :|

EDIT: My status checker updated to yesterday's date, but apparently something was sent out today. The thing is, under mailings, it's blank; just today's date.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby LegallyPumpkin » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:26 pm

Guys, has anybody received an invite to the Annual Diversity Day on 01/29? I've RSVP-ed online, but haven't received any confirmation yet. Also - is it free? I am asking because they are offering breakfast and lunch there.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby chango » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:58 pm

LegallyPumpkin wrote:Guys, has anybody received an invite to the Annual Diversity Day on 01/29? I've RSVP-ed online, but haven't received any confirmation yet. Also - is it free? I am asking because they are offering breakfast and lunch there.


It's definitely free. Last year, RSVP confirmations went out on the Tuesday before the event, so if you don't hear by Wednesday, it couldn't hurt to give the admissions office a call.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby meh3884 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:58 pm

chango wrote:
LegallyPumpkin wrote:Guys, has anybody received an invite to the Annual Diversity Day on 01/29? I've RSVP-ed online, but haven't received any confirmation yet. Also - is it free? I am asking because they are offering breakfast and lunch there.


It's definitely free. Last year, RSVP confirmations went out on the Tuesday before the event, so if you don't hear by Wednesday, it couldn't hurt to give the admissions office a call.



Got the invite, too. Why do they do this to us!? Anyways, would love to go, but unfortunately flying across the country 3 weeks into the semester is a bit of a stretch...especially since I haven't been accepted yet!




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