Southwestern 2011

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condor87
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby condor87 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:17 pm

Denied via email today.

adonai
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby adonai » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:18 pm

condor87 wrote:Denied via email today.

Wow, with your stats you should have gotten in with money. When did you apply? The only possible reason for ding I could imagine is a late application + sub 3.0 gpa

condor87
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby condor87 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:25 pm

adonai wrote:
condor87 wrote:Denied via email today.

Wow, with your stats you should have gotten in with money. When did you apply? The only possible reason for ding I could imagine is a late application + sub 3.0 gpa


I applied in late December and received my status checker email on January 6. I did have to submit two extra statements explaining being disciplined in college for plagiarism (used my roommates homework assignment as my own as a last minute submission) and getting arrested for a drunk in public on my 21st birthday. That is the only thing I can think of that would have caused the ding. Oh well.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Oblivion_08 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:12 pm

Still waiting for this, my cousin is on the alumni board and knows the dean, and the commissioner I intern for is married to a commissioner who went to SW law and has connections, I have a 150 and 3.2 with 5 years work experience and clean record i hope I get in.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby am0rfati » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:46 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


More women pass the bar their first try. Boo-YA! 8)

To add to this discussion, I think being cognizant of the low passage rate will be beneficial. We will likely be more on top of it than past classes who probably just assumed they would be adequately prepared. And, SW is making changes. At the ASD they seemed all over this issue. I'm confident they will turn it around.

balkibartakamoose
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby balkibartakamoose » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:39 pm

LSN shows an acceptance for someone who has 147/2.78. Congratulations to him, but seriously?

adonai
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby adonai » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:56 pm

balkibartakamoose wrote:LSN shows an acceptance for someone who has 147/2.78. Congratulations to him, but seriously?

And it was for FT too. Really, really weird cycle.

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zla2014
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby zla2014 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:59 pm

Just admitted via status checker

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zla2014
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby zla2014 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:59 pm

adonai wrote:
balkibartakamoose wrote:LSN shows an acceptance for someone who has 147/2.78. Congratulations to him, but seriously?

And it was for FT too. Really, really weird cycle.


User verified? Also maybe a URM but he didn't indicate it on his acct? I'm hoping.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby adonai » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:16 pm

zla2014 wrote:
adonai wrote:
balkibartakamoose wrote:LSN shows an acceptance for someone who has 147/2.78. Congratulations to him, but seriously?

And it was for FT too. Really, really weird cycle.


User verified? Also maybe a URM but he didn't indicate it on his acct? I'm hoping.

Even with URM it would still be a long shot for both programs...

btw, congrats on acceptance!

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zla2014
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby zla2014 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:19 pm

adonai wrote:
zla2014 wrote:
adonai wrote:
balkibartakamoose wrote:LSN shows an acceptance for someone who has 147/2.78. Congratulations to him, but seriously?

And it was for FT too. Really, really weird cycle.


User verified? Also maybe a URM but he didn't indicate it on his acct? I'm hoping.

Even with URM it would still be a long shot for both programs...

btw, congrats on acceptance!


Thanks! Yea, you're right, those numbers are pretty pitiful. Maybe they're lying. lol. They do seem to be YPing alot though with all these low 160 rejects.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby RAB » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:34 pm

What are you guys going to do if they don't offer you any scholarship money? I got my fin aid letter, and it kind of gave me an anxiety attack.

And zla, congrats on your acceptance!

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zla2014
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby zla2014 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:36 pm

RAB wrote:What are you guys going to do if they don't offer you any scholarship money? I got my fin aid letter, and it kind of gave me an anxiety attack.

And zla, congrats on your acceptance!


Thanks! And SW gives merit based schollys too. You interview for it. Call the school to ask more about it. I've heard they give pretty hefty schollys based on those interviews.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby RAB » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:09 pm

I know they interview for them, but I feel like hardly anyone has been asked as of yet. Did you receive an email asking you to interview for one?

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zla2014
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby zla2014 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:16 pm

RAB wrote:I know they interview for them, but I feel like hardly anyone has been asked as of yet. Did you receive an email asking you to interview for one?


No, but I just got admitted today. I'll probably give them a call next week to ask about them.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby ocplaytime » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:52 pm

Accepted into the SCALE today!

Still waiting on a few more applications but leaning towards SW pretty heavily. good luck to the rest of you guys still waiting

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby sanjola » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:49 pm

I inquired about the wait list decision with the admissions office and basically you have show a strong interest in SW and L.A., on top of the numbers. I guess this is more important than I thought.

debili123
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby debili123 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:49 pm

How do you have to show "Strong Interest"?
sanjola wrote:I inquired about the wait list decision with the admissions office and basically you have show a strong interest in SW and L.A., on top of the numbers. I guess this is more important than I thought.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby balkibartakamoose » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:01 pm

Don't believe that crap. U think the majority of these 160+ people expressed a string interest in 3rd tier southwestern? Yeah right. Southwestern is fucking up big this year and they are just trying to make excuses

sanjola wrote:I inquired about the wait list decision with the admissions office and basically you have show a strong interest in SW and L.A., on top of the numbers. I guess this is more important than I thought.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby sanjola » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:39 pm

debili123 wrote:How do you have to show "Strong Interest"?
sanjola wrote:I inquired about the wait list decision with the admissions office and basically you have show a strong interest in SW and L.A., on top of the numbers. I guess this is more important than I thought.


They indicated that they put stronger emphasis on soft factors and interest in the school rather than GPA/LSAT. I found that hard to believe.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby sanjola » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:48 pm

balkibartakamoose wrote:LSN shows an acceptance for someone who has 147/2.78. Congratulations to him, but seriously?


:? It seems CA residents get preference, but are they serious?

adonai
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby adonai » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:31 am

sanjola wrote:
debili123 wrote:How do you have to show "Strong Interest"?
sanjola wrote:I inquired about the wait list decision with the admissions office and basically you have show a strong interest in SW and L.A., on top of the numbers. I guess this is more important than I thought.


They indicated that they put stronger emphasis on soft factors and interest in the school rather than GPA/LSAT. I found that hard to believe.

Considering I had average soft factors and expressed no interest in the school, I too find it hard to believe. Didn't do the optional essay either.

debili123
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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby debili123 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:35 am

We had applied, called them a bunch of time, waisted our precious time and nerves on forums, threads, finding out this and that, I say that it is a strong interest, and especially when you see that someone did not worked hard in school and for lsat, and they get in and you are hanging from a thin string, not knowing whats gone happen, and still are interests in school, thats again a strong interest.

adonai wrote:
sanjola wrote:
debili123 wrote:How do you have to show "Strong Interest"?
sanjola wrote:I inquired about the wait list decision with the admissions office and basically you have show a strong interest in SW and L.A., on top of the numbers. I guess this is more important than I thought.


They indicated that they put stronger emphasis on soft factors and interest in the school rather than GPA/LSAT. I found that hard to believe.

Considering I had average soft factors and expressed no interest in the school, I too find it hard to believe. Didn't do the optional essay either.

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby Chants » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:55 am

[quote="debili123"]We had applied, called them a bunch of time, waisted our precious time and nerves on forums, threads, finding out this and that, I say that it is a strong interest, and especially when you see that someone did not worked hard in school and for lsat, and they get in and you are hanging from a thin string, not knowing whats gone happen, and still are interests in school, thats again a strong interest.[quote="debili123"]

Um..what?

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Re: Southwestern 2011

Postby dtl » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:37 pm

Hate to sound like a broken record but I was accepted into Scale a month ago and still have no scholarship information. Has anyone in Scale gotten any?

I got some money into much better schools and am curious is Southwestern is just known not to sweeten the pot or something.




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