Southwestern 2011

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swilson215
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby swilson215 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:12 pm

Waitlisted yesterday (really?) via email. Sent an email withdrawing today. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby LegallyPumpkin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:38 pm

swilson215 wrote:Waitlisted yesterday (really?) via email. Sent an email withdrawing today. Good luck everyone!


Must be YP.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby justright157 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:45 pm

I was wait listed last year as well... This is my second year applying. Last year I was told that wait list had 500 or more people on it. I'm not sure why a school would want to keep such a large wait list but nonetheless the vast majority never got off it.

My advice..... Have a back up plan and work on it asap

thedream21 wrote:I have been wait-listed what are my odds?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby justright157 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:47 pm

Sorry to hear sweetie. U had a great LSAT too. Best of luck!

swilson215 wrote:Waitlisted yesterday (really?) via email. Sent an email withdrawing today. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Kurt Cobain » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:15 pm

I got in today! :D

I'm actually in CA right now to visit Whittier, Western State, and Southwestern, so I'm gonna be checking out the school later. For you guys/girls that are local, how do they compare in your opinions?
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby ashle484 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:22 pm

go to southwestern, it just has a little bit more pull then the other two schools. i mean my uncle went to western state and has done well for himself, is a partner in his firm in orange county and what not, but overall I would say that southwestern is the better choice.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby zla2014 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:23 pm

Kurt Cobain wrote:I got in today! :D

I'm actually in CA right now to visit Whittier, Western State, and Southwestern, so I'm gonna be checking out the school later. For you guys/girls that are local, how do they compare in your opinions?


Southwestern has a much better reputation and is much more well known in CA. Hands down SW is better than Whittier and Western State. A lot of ppl actually compare SW more to Loyola and San Diego. I've lived in LA my whole life and there is no question SW is more respected and produces more successful lawyers and judges than Whittier and Western State.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby chango » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:38 pm

RAB wrote:At the asd on saturday did they discuss the bar passage rate and why its so low? I know the california bar is tough, but their passage rate worries me.


From an email SWL students received today:

We have found that students who participate in Southwestern’s Early Bar and Bar Advantage Programs pass at higher rates than students who do not participate in those programs. One of the school’s strategies therefore to improving bar pass rates is to have all students complete Southwestern’s Early Bar Program in their last year of law school and then take the school’s Bar Advantage program combined with BarBri. To that end, Southwestern has developed a new relationship with BarBri that will allow students to pair the Bar Advantage Program with a customized BarBri course offered at Southwestern at a significant discount. When asked, the school recommends taking those programs (the Southwestern programs combined with BarBri).

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby mediation_86 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:40 pm

Have been in review since 1/13 stuck with this date since the beginning, has never changed since.

From what I have heard, it should at least change once or twice...I am wondering what is going on with my app. Should I call them?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby zla2014 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:44 pm

mediation_86 wrote:Have been in review since 1/13 stuck with this date since the beginning, has never changed since.

From what I have heard, it should at least change once or twice...I am wondering what is going on with my app. Should I call them?


Yes. Have you been contacted to do a SCALE interview yet?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby mediation_86 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:47 pm

zla2014 wrote:
mediation_86 wrote:Have been in review since 1/13 stuck with this date since the beginning, has never changed since.

From what I have heard, it should at least change once or twice...I am wondering what is going on with my app. Should I call them?


Yes. Have you been contacted to do a SCALE interview yet?


I did not apply for SCALE, but I remember I had to rank something on the app.

But regardless, do FT applicants have SCALE interviews??

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby swilson215 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:51 pm

zla2014 wrote:
Kurt Cobain wrote:I got in today! :D

I'm actually in CA right now to visit Whittier, Western State, and Southwestern, so I'm gonna be checking out the school later. For you guys/girls that are local, how do they compare in your opinions?


Southwestern has a much better reputation and is much more well known in CA. Hands down SW is better than Whittier and Western State. A lot of ppl actually compare SW more to Loyola and San Diego. I've lived in LA my whole life and there is no question SW is more respected and produces more successful lawyers and judges than Whittier and Western State.


+1. Western State has really abysmal bar passage, retention, and employment rates. Whittier isn't as bad as Western State (reputation-wise), but Southwestern is better.

Although, Whittier's been working to overhaul themselves since getting off of probation. I have several friends that have attended Whittier in the last few years or are currently attending, and more than one of them has told me, "I wouldn't have passed the bar if I hadn't gone to Whittier, they REALLY prepare you."

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby mediation_86 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:02 pm

zla2014 wrote:
mediation_86 wrote:Have been in review since 1/13 stuck with this date since the beginning, has never changed since.

From what I have heard, it should at least change once or twice...I am wondering what is going on with my app. Should I call them?


Yes. Have you been contacted to do a SCALE interview yet?


I just called them, they said it was normal have the status remain the same 'in review' and to not have any change in the date. I wonder if this is a bad thing or not

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby ashle484 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:04 pm

I was in review from 12/13 to 2/2, i think the date may have changed once to 1/19, but overall I would say that is normal and not a bad sign

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby zla2014 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:15 pm

mediation_86 wrote:
zla2014 wrote:
mediation_86 wrote:Have been in review since 1/13 stuck with this date since the beginning, has never changed since.

From what I have heard, it should at least change once or twice...I am wondering what is going on with my app. Should I call them?


Yes. Have you been contacted to do a SCALE interview yet?


I just called them, they said it was normal have the status remain the same 'in review' and to not have any change in the date. I wonder if this is a bad thing or not



I did the SCALE interview even though I put that I wanted traditional full day on my app. I was asking because if you do the SCALE interview, they tend to process ur app faster. They told me this before I interviewed. Now that I have interviewed I find this to be true. I hadn't had any movement on my status checker since 2/7. I interviewed on Friday and yesterday they updated my app to "in review" for the 2nd time.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Phatslice » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:09 pm

swilson215 wrote:Waitlisted yesterday (really?) via email. Sent an email withdrawing today. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby justright157 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:21 pm

your a million percent right

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby swilson215 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:26 pm

justright157 wrote:your a million percent right


I missed whatever was said! Want to PM me with the deets?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby lalalawya » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:35 pm

I have been in review since November. Jkljfdlkdjf.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Phatslice » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:59 pm

swilson215 wrote:
justright157 wrote:your a million percent right


I missed whatever was said! Want to PM me with the deets?

If justright was talking about me, I was talking about my thoughts on southwestern waitlisting people with your numbers. I deleted it though because i was kind of being a troll :) if you are interested just pm me, because I don't want to make people excited about attending SW to feel bad ( but I have several attorney friends doing big and mid law who have shared their "real thoughts" on southwestern)

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Phatslice » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:03 pm

Look at the results of the most recent bar for California law schools..... Find SW, then compare it with the other 3rd and 4th tier California schools. It will surprise some of you.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby ohhenry » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:26 pm

In via email today. My numbers in case anyone was curious:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/jbman

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby swilson215 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:43 pm

Phatslice wrote:Look at the results of the most recent bar for California law schools..... Find SW, then compare it with the other 3rd and 4th tier California schools. It will surprise some of you.


To those looking for a good breakdown: http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/LinkCli ... tabid=2269

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Phatslice » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:58 pm

swilson215 wrote:
Phatslice wrote:Look at the results of the most recent bar for California law schools..... Find SW, then compare it with the other 3rd and 4th tier California schools. It will surprise some of you.


To those looking for a good breakdown: http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/LinkCli ... tabid=2269

Yay! At least they beat Whittier and a provisionally accredited school ( la Verne)

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby swilson215 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:16 pm

Phatslice wrote:
swilson215 wrote:
Phatslice wrote:Look at the results of the most recent bar for California law schools..... Find SW, then compare it with the other 3rd and 4th tier California schools. It will surprise some of you.


To those looking for a good breakdown: http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/LinkCli ... tabid=2269

Yay! At least they beat Whittier and a provisionally accredited school ( la Verne)


:lol:




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