Catholic University 2011

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jessi419
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby jessi419 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:52 pm

Ahhhh. Still at complete 12/14. I'm not strongly considering it any more, but I'd still like to have my ducks in a row.

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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby gcraggs » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:19 pm

For those of you that got scholarships, did you receive an email within the same day? Or was the scholarship info in your packet? Or in the email admitting you? Just got an email admitting me, and just wasn't sure what to expect money wise.

Thanks!

dinamika
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby dinamika » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:43 pm

For those of you that got scholarships, did you receive an email within the same day? Or was the scholarship info in your packet? Or in the email admitting you? Just got an email admitting me, and just wasn't sure what to expect money wise.

Thanks!


I'm curious too. It's basically CUA vs AU for me and the only thing I can think of that would tip it to CUA's favor is a big pile of money.

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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby wm2009 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:46 pm

In!!!! After complete since 12/2. Hang in there to those still waiting.

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smartblonde87
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby smartblonde87 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:51 pm

accepted by email a few weeks ago w $$. interview thurs for full $$$.

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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby Iceman389 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:48 pm

About how long were you complete for those of you who recently have been given a decision?

Agent Bartowski
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby Agent Bartowski » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:43 pm

1L @ Catholic... I can answer questions.

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YankeesFan
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby YankeesFan » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:44 pm

A bunch of us are interviewing to increase our scholarship money. Have you heard of people getting near or full rides after these interviews?

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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby Agent Bartowski » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:51 pm

Yes, All of the full rides I have heard of came after the interview process. If you are considering CUA you should go. Unless you are a total moron the cost of the visit will be easily offset by a scholly increase.
I went through the process, and was given an increase twice.

I have only heard of a few people who didnt have a 25% requirement to retain from 1L to 2L, so congrats to anyone who gets that.

Dress was formal for the meeting last year.

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YankeesFan
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby YankeesFan » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:52 pm

Thanks! That info is huge. What kind of questions do they ask in the interview, any tips, etc?

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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby YankeesFan » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:57 pm

Are you happy with your decision to attend Catholic?

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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby Agent Bartowski » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:04 pm

They ask typical interview questions. What do you want to do, why you want Law School, why CUA, "Tell me about yourself"

I approached it very casually, and it worked for me... But the experience seems to vary based on who interviews.

My only tips on the interviews is not to flub the basic questions. I dunno if you guys are right out of UG, but if you are use Google and reread your personal statement.

My decision came down to AU and CUA, so if anyone else is struggling between them, I got money at both and visited like 5 times.

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YankeesFan
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby YankeesFan » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:18 pm

What does the 1L summer situation look like for the people you know?

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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby Agent Bartowski » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:28 pm

Of my friends 3 have paid internships, 2 have judicial internships, and the rest have random stuff. Not too many people without anything yet, but I am among them. (Sad face)

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YankeesFan
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby YankeesFan » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:32 pm

One of the things I have heard about CUA Law is that the administration is terrible. Is that true or is it written by a bunch of bitter people?

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TheTopBloke
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby TheTopBloke » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:34 pm

Rejected from the cookie cutter Feb 16, 2011. Woohoo!

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YankeesFan
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby YankeesFan » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:35 pm

Is anyone at the school worried about it slipping into the 3rd Tier this year?

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TheTopBloke
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby TheTopBloke » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:36 pm

They probably should be.

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oreo3405
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby oreo3405 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:04 pm

anyone still stuck at 1/24?

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JDeterminedF
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby JDeterminedF » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:10 pm

oreo3405 wrote:anyone still stuck at 1/24?


yup

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kartal
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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby kartal » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:24 am

YankeesFan wrote:Is anyone at the school worried about it slipping into the 3rd Tier this year?


It is a good chance that they would slip into T3.

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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby fiupike24 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:09 pm

I applied 12/27 and my status just changed from "complete" to "desicion rendered" on friday 2/25. However, I am worried now because I read that some of you received an email... =x making me wonder if I am expecting a rejection letter =/ I scored a 155 with a 3.4 GPA. Is the acceptance always announced through email?

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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby YankeesFan » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:22 pm

Yes but I did not get my email until the next day.

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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby Agent Bartowski » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:16 pm

Regarding dropping into T3- I am hugely concerned, and actually my class discussed it with the Dean.
I have done my own research into the rankings. The scores that are the biggest indicators of school prestige are LSAT/GPA, and reputation scores. We actually fare pretty well in all three.
We lag in some areas to be sure, but there should be some significant fluctuation from year to year. My best guess is that we hover in the 90's for the next few years, and possibly drop out for a year or two (not too unlikely that it will be this year).

It shouldnt be too disastrous- Some of the schools we compete with in the low 90's have had some awful bar passage troubles, and some huge employment problems (since it is trailing, it will keep hitting schools that compete in big areas [Depaul, Catholic, Many NY schools] harder than the Iowa's or Michigan States of the world)

If your sole concern is ranking, dont go to CUA. If it is a concern, but you are willing to consider lower 90s, i wouldnt freak.

A final tip- Take a look at the Helmholtz(sp?) rankings from last year. They can help figure out the parts to rankings that are meaningful to you.

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Re: Catholic University 2011

Postby Agent Bartowski » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:20 pm

There was a question about the administration I dont know if I answered.

Administration is mixed. I would say most of them are awesome, responsive, and very open to working with students (even the registrar). A few of them are cranky folks, but you can generally work around them. My biggest knock would be the staff- they suck. The staff includes security guards, cafeteria workers, maintenance folks, janitorial staff, and even some of the secretary type folks.

Overall I would actually says the administration is student oriented and reasonably responsive. The staff is really quite bad.




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