BYU 2011

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If admitted will you likely attend?

yes
29
40%
no
44
60%
 
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Re: BYU 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:23 pm

bellamy wrote:
teleste wrote:Does anyone else feel like this is just plain disrespectful on the part of BYU?

Either they have all these decisions made and won't send them out...or they have a bunch of applications piled up and refuse to review them.

I'm getting really tired of the waiting game.

What a sick joke.

If you check threads for other schools you will see that applicants to Stanford and to a lesser extent CLS and Chicago have the same complaint. Its is the nature of the process unless you are an autoadmit which obviously most aren't


To be fair, those schools have significantly more applicants than byu.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby teleste » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:44 pm

Oh my.
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Re: BYU 2011

Postby trace30 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:15 pm

teleste wrote:If you check threads for other schools you will see that applicants to Stanford and to a lesser extent CLS and Chicago have the same complaint. Its is the nature of the process unless you are an autoadmit which obviously most aren't

Stanford gets 4,000 applications each year.
http://www.law.stanford.edu/school/fact ... admissions

BYU gets fewer than 800 on a typical year.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/brigham-young-law.html

At best BYU is terribly slow. At worst they are malicious in their stalling tactics. Why stick up for 'em?


It's cultural; it's called Mormon Standard Time.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby teleste » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:16 pm

Oh my.
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Re: BYU 2011

Postby bsm909 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:07 pm

Sorry you guys are still waiting. A few pages back someone said that they heard they had gone through all of the applications and put them into different categories and now are going back through those that weren't in the first round of admits and reviewing those for admission. Maybe it just takes more time going through a second time?

I still haven't heard from three schools that I applied to in November. It really does get frustrating. Especially when seat deposits are coming up! Though, that should open up more spots for those waiting!

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sabenser » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:10 pm

bsm909 wrote:Sorry you guys are still waiting. A few pages back someone said that they heard they had gone through all of the applications and put them into different categories and now are going back through those that weren't in the first round of admits and reviewing those for admission. Maybe it just takes more time going through a second time?

I still haven't heard from three schools that I applied to in November. It really does get frustrating. Especially when seat deposits are coming up! Though, that should open up more spots for those waiting!


If I go to BYU, I hope you're there too. You're always so positive :)

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby bsm909 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:50 pm

sabenser wrote:
bsm909 wrote:Sorry you guys are still waiting. A few pages back someone said that they heard they had gone through all of the applications and put them into different categories and now are going back through those that weren't in the first round of admits and reviewing those for admission. Maybe it just takes more time going through a second time?

I still haven't heard from three schools that I applied to in November. It really does get frustrating. Especially when seat deposits are coming up! Though, that should open up more spots for those waiting!


If I go to BYU, I hope you're there too. You're always so positive :)


Haha, thanks! I try :) Are you going to the ASD?

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby sabenser » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:39 pm

Most likely. I have an exam that day but will try to take it on Saturday instead.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby zonto » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:46 pm

You guys staying for the Civ Pro class at the end too?

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby hrourke » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:25 pm

While you guys are there, will you ask them what they did with my application? Thanks. :wink:

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:34 pm

I hope we all make it to byu. It would be awesome.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby bsm909 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:50 pm

hrourke wrote:While you guys are there, will you ask them what they did with my application? Thanks. :wink:


Now this would be funny :) We can do a BYU/Utah swap and you can find out where mine went up there. Check to see if it is being used as a dart board, etc....haha

I'm aiming to stay for the Civ Pro class, but not sure how the rest of my work day will pan out. I have RSVP'd to everything through lunch, but don't know about the last class yet. I sat in on one class already and liked it a lot.

EDIT: To jdemmitt's post- I agree, you guys seem like a good bunch!

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:55 pm

Because I don't know if I will be accepted, and if there will be an asd after, I am considering setting up my own visit. What classes have you guys attended?

Edit: what is wrong with us? Go jimmer. Keep him in your prayers tonight, tomorrow is a big day!

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby bsm909 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:12 pm

jdemmitt wrote:Because I don't know if I will be accepted, and if there will be an asd after, I am considering setting up my own visit. What classes have you guys attended?

Edit: what is wrong with us? Go jimmer. Keep him in your prayers tonight, tomorrow is a big day!


I attended a Criminal Law class. I really liked it and liked the professor a lot.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby hrourke » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:22 am

bsm909 wrote:
hrourke wrote:While you guys are there, will you ask them what they did with my application? Thanks. :wink:


Now this would be funny :) We can do a BYU/Utah swap and you can find out where mine went up there. Check to see if it is being used as a dart board, etc....haha


I like this idea. And, even if they are using your app as a dart board, at least someone is looking at it.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:34 am

hrourke wrote: And, even if they are using your app as a dart board, at least someone is looking at it.

Lol. That is quote of the day.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby JLJ » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:39 pm

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:50 pm

Timduncanformvp provided me with the US News info on BYU:


BYU

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2009 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar UT
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 90.1% - Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 88.9%
Class of 2009 Graduates
Total graduates 150
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 76.0% - Medium
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 93.3% - Medium
Class of 2009 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 17.3%
Graduates whose employment status is known 82.7%
Graduates known to be employed 76.0%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 1.3%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 4.7%
Class of 2009 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months
Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.0%
Graduates whose employment status is known 100.0%
Graduates known to be employed 93.3%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 1.3%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 4.7%
Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2009)
25th percentile private sector starting salary $92,500
Median private sector starting salary $120,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 61%
Median public service starting salary $53,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2009)
Percent employed in academia 2.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 16.0%
Percent employed in government 9.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 9.0%
Percent employed in law firms 64.0%
Percent employed in public interest 0.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 3.0%
Employment Location (Class of 2009)
Graduates employed in-state 44%
Graduates employed out-of-state 56.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 22
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 1.4%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 5.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.9%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) N/A
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 12.9%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.7%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 4.3%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 19.3%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 53.5%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The Career Services Office organizes on and off campus interviewing events and produces the Professional Development Handbook, the Job Hunt Book for second and third year students, the Judicial Clerkship Handbook, and the Public Service Handbook to assist students in finding clerkships and permanent employment. It also sponsors a web page with links to several regional and national databases.
Job Type
Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 82.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated - percent employed in full-time positions 88.7%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 4.0%
J.D. preferred - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 9.0%
Professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 69.2%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 3.0%
Non-professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 0.0%

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby bsm909 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:02 pm

JLJ wrote:Does anyone know if BYU always calls the accepted applicants? Has anyone ever been accepted via mail?


I could be wrong, but I think everyone has some type of interview usually set up by email. Then whether its an interview over the phone or in person- thats usually when the good news comes.

Jdemmintt- thanks for being the one to post that! I didn't even think of doing that. Pretty amazing how many people go out of state. I'd really like to get the average starting salary figures for the individuals who stay in Utah.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby zonto » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:24 pm

That information can be found on the back of the double-sided factsheet for the current year. Most of the info from that US News post is there actually. BYU seems to be very transparent with their employment figures.

Don't have it with me, but somewhere between $80-90,000 seems about right. (Don't quote me on it!)

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby bsm909 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:52 pm

I do remember a page like that! I'll have to check my papers when I get home. Not sure how I would have missed that! Thanks!

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby Adamofthewest » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:19 pm

I emailed Gaelyn yesterday to try to get an ETA on my decision so I don't fork out a seat on April 1st to my second school of choice. This was her reply:

"The committee has reviewed your application. They really liked you, but couldn't make a decision just yet. We will be reviewing that hold list in the next couple of weeks hoping to make some decisions. I can't promise getting a decision out by April 1, but we will have everything out by April 15."

I'm laying off the obsession for a while. :)

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:02 pm

Oh boy. I am just going to send my seat deposit to WF.

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby zonto » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:07 pm

jdemmitt wrote:Oh boy. I am just going to send my seat deposit to WF.


You still have nearly four weeks my friend. Hold out until at least the week before deposits. :wink:

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Re: BYU 2011

Postby jdemmitt » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:17 pm

zonto wrote:
jdemmitt wrote:Oh boy. I am just going to send my seat deposit to WF.


You still have nearly four weeks my friend. Hold out until at least the week before deposits. :wink:


I have two weeks. Scholarship reciepients owe their deposit on April 1st.




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