St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

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TT09
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St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby TT09 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:20 pm

How many of us are out there? I sent my app. off the 10th of November and just went complete today. Anyone else?

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby natedavis333 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:28 pm

I am still waiting on a recommendation letter to come in, but as soon as that does I'm sending mine in as well. Good luck to you! Do you feel competitive to be accepted? Also, I don't think they begin sending out decisions until the first of December

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby Capitol A » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:30 pm

I submitted on 9/15 and haven't heard a thing from them. Their website says that they send out their first decisions on 12/1.

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby Underground404 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:32 pm

I've been complete since 11/15. Natedavis, I think you're right, on their website it says December 1 for the first round of notifications.

Good luck you guys!!!

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby jtb00711 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:19 pm

Went complete 9/27, haven't heard a peep since then.

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby TT09 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:01 pm

Went under review today...

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby beachbum » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:02 pm

I'm a current SLU undergrad (and a lifelong resident of St. Louis) if you all have any questions. Good luck.

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby Underground404 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:04 pm

TT09 wrote:Went under review today...


Me too. Glad to see that something changed in the status checker. :D

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby Underground404 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:06 pm

beachbum wrote:I'm a current SLU undergrad (and a lifelong resident of St. Louis) if you all have any questions. Good luck.


As an undergrad, I obviously don't know how much contact you have with the law students, but do you know how they are doing in terms of job placement in St. Louis and across the Midwest?

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby beachbum » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:25 pm

Underground404 wrote:
beachbum wrote:I'm a current SLU undergrad (and a lifelong resident of St. Louis) if you all have any questions. Good luck.


As an undergrad, I obviously don't know how much contact you have with the law students, but do you know how they are doing in terms of job placement in St. Louis and across the Midwest?


I don't know too many law students, but I've been able to talk to a handful (one of my good friends is actually a current 1L, and one of my gf's friends is a 2L), so take this for what it's worth. First, SLU places almost exclusively in St. Louis and the surrounding regions (i.e. southern Illinois). If St. Louis is not where you want to practice for the foreseeable future, then SLU is not the school for you. Second, job prospects from SLU have taken a tumble ITE. I'm not sure how many employers came to OCI, but my impression is not too many. I spoke with an IP-secure 2L who is still scrambling to find summer employment. I also talked with a recent grad who is doing doc review for $10/hour at a local firm.

However, there are still (solid) jobs to be had in St. Louis. Do your absolute best to land in the top of your class. St. Louis is not exactly a Biglaw hub, but you'll still find gainful (and well-compensated) employment at the top ~10%. Since St. Louis is a secondary market, networking counts for A LOT. Seriously. If you come to SLU, hit the ground running and go to all the social/professional events you can. Meet a lot of people, and use your connections. There's a fairly robust small/midlaw market here, and knowing the right people is a great way to break into this market.

I hope this helps. I don't wanna be all doom-and-gloom, but I think it's important to carefully weigh your options relative to the cost of attendance. I wouldn't recommend attending at sticker, but SLU can be a decent option (with a significant scholarship) for those who want to live and practice in St. Louis.

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby Underground404 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:31 pm

Thank you so much for providing some insight! I really appreciate it!

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby beachbum » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:37 pm

Underground404 wrote:Thank you so much for providing some insight! I really appreciate it!


Np. If you have anymore questions about SLU/St. Louis, I'd be happy to answer them.

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby molazapuku » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:12 pm

Just get an email with a scan of my decision letter, in at SLU for 2011.

Status checker changed to "Decision made, letter to follow soon" two days ago, and saw they had assigned an @SLU email yesterday.

Thought it was worth mentioning, seems like they notified by snail mail in previous cycles.,

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby TT09 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:14 pm

molazapuku wrote:Just get an email with a scan of my decision letter, in at SLU for 2011.

Status checker changed to "Decision made, letter to follow soon" two days ago, and saw they had assigned an @SLU email yesterday.

Thought it was worth mentioning, seems like they notified by snail mail in previous cycles.,


Nice. Congratulations.

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby bafanahoy » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:21 pm

molazapuku wrote:Just get an email with a scan of my decision letter, in at SLU for 2011.

Status checker changed to "Decision made, letter to follow soon" two days ago, and saw they had assigned an @SLU email yesterday.

Thought it was worth mentioning, seems like they notified by snail mail in previous cycles.,


+1

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby Capitol A » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:31 pm

Those who have been accepted, would you mind sharing your stats?
I applied to SLU on 9/15. Never got so much as an acknowledgement. When I emailed last week they said I was under review.

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby Capitol A » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:00 pm

Just got the acceptance email.

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby molazapuku » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:07 pm

Congrats. My understanding with SLU is that this was the first round of admissions, so it shouldn't be a surprise that you went complete so long ago and hadn't heard anything.

as far as stats go...3.21, 163

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby jtb00711 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:27 pm

No email, but decision rendered and letter to follow shortly. !@#$

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby LSAT Taker » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:48 pm

In via email. The scanned letter with a student ID and a pre-assigned email address was a nice touch.

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby natedavis333 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:02 am

Once your file went under review, about how long did it take for them to make a decision?

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby halah1 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:33 am

natedavis333 wrote:Once your file went under review, about how long did it take for them to make a decision?


+1. I'd like to know this too.

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby LSAT Taker » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:57 pm

halah1 wrote:
natedavis333 wrote:Once your file went under review, about how long did it take for them to make a decision?


+1. I'd like to know this too.


I really didn't monitor SLU's status checker, so can't answer your question -- sorry. I can tell you, however, that the only email I had received from the school prior to the one regarding their decision was to confirm the receipt of my application (10/1). HTH

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby Capitol A » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:11 am

halah1 wrote:
natedavis333 wrote:Once your file went under review, about how long did it take for them to make a decision?


+1. I'd like to know this too.

Sorry. I can't answer this either. I never got any communication from them after submitting until I got the admit email. I submitted around 9/15.

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Re: St. Louis U. 2011 Applicants

Postby jtb00711 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:08 pm

Waitlisted today @ SLU. LOCI to follow in the next couple of days.




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