WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soccerfreak » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:06 pm

WUSTL 1L here. Just FYI, there's a thread a current 2L (then 1L) started last year for prospective students to ask questions, which is actually still going fairly strong. It has gobs of relevant information about both admissions about law school life, I'd advise going through it.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soccerfreak » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:11 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
80eight wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
edit: question number 2, although it's a stupid one: One of my letters is from my thesis adviser, who is a WUSTL law professor. Is that ok? Is it going to seem weird?


I would think that this would be a positive...


Thoughts on mentioning him in my why wustl (along the lines of my work with dr. X demonstrating the commitment to students and excellence of wustl law professors)? Wustl was my undergrad and I'm struggling with writing something other than "I know you're awesome, you know I know,so let me in, k?"

Don't overthink it. Having a law professor as your thesis adviser is one of the most powerful "Why X's" I can imagine, so yes, absolutely put it in, as well as going to undergrad here. "Why X" essays don't have to be elaborate, it's really more the thought that matters than anything else.

Wash U isn't a school that cares terribly much about a why essay anyways, don't overthink it.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby franklyscarlet » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:13 pm

soccerfreak wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
80eight wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
edit: question number 2, although it's a stupid one: One of my letters is from my thesis adviser, who is a WUSTL law professor. Is that ok? Is it going to seem weird?


I would think that this would be a positive...


Thoughts on mentioning him in my why wustl (along the lines of my work with dr. X demonstrating the commitment to students and excellence of wustl law professors)? Wustl was my undergrad and I'm struggling with writing something other than "I know you're awesome, you know I know,so let me in, k?"

Don't overthink it. Having a law professor as your thesis adviser is one of the most powerful "Why X's" I can imagine, so yes, absolutely put it in, as well as going to undergrad here. "Why X" essays don't have to be elaborate, it's really more the thought that matters than anything else.

Wash U isn't a school that cares terribly much about a why essay anyways, don't overthink it.


Thanks. In a silver lining from my terrible October test, no way wustl will YP me at 3.5/168 :D I just want to make sure they know i want to come back.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:21 pm

Submitted a few days ago, good luck everyone!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hopefully2012 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:54 pm

Looks like the first acceptance of the cycle is out according to LSN: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/killingly/jd (it's not me)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Ernert » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:03 pm

great, another status checker to check compulsively...

went UR on 10/20 apparently. no idea if that means i will hear back soon or three months from now.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hopefully2012 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:19 pm

Ernert wrote:great, another status checker to check compulsively...

went UR on 10/20 apparently. no idea if that means i will hear back soon or three months from now.

In the same boat but luckily, according to WUSTL's status checker, decisions will be emailed and not posted on the status checker so I won't be too obsessive about it.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Killingly » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:58 am

Hopefully2012 wrote:Looks like the first acceptance of the cycle is out according to LSN: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/killingly/jd (it's not me)


NOPE! Sorry, that was a mistake on my part that I didn't catch until reading this. Didn't mean to freak anyone out!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Schang1 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:33 pm

So there are two questions on the app:
1. Please list any diversity characteristics that you would like to provide: (maximum characters 300)
2. The Admissions Committee often likes to know whether an applicant has a specific reason for his or her interest in Washington University School of Law. If you have any comments that would be helpful to the Admissions Commitee, please include them below. (maximum characters 1000)

For the first one, do you think I could just copy & paste my diversity statement?

For the second one, does it have to be specifically about the a program/clinic in the school? Can it just be something like "I visited my friend and she showed me around WUSL and I loved it"? lol

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UMiamiCane » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:15 pm

Hello! I'm submitting my app tonight. I'm hoping they don't raise the LSAT wall above 168 (I'm a splitter).

How portable is a WUSTL JD? Not to say I wouldn't stay in STL, but how difficult is it to get a job in say FL? CO? DC? Other big cities?

Thanks!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:17 pm

My last letter (from wustl law thesis advisor) came in and my app is sent!! C'mon, wustl, you know you want me back... We were good to each other those 4 years...

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Ernert » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:20 pm

Hopefully2012 wrote:
Ernert wrote:great, another status checker to check compulsively...

went UR on 10/20 apparently. no idea if that means i will hear back soon or three months from now.

In the same boat but luckily, according to WUSTL's status checker, decisions will be emailed and not posted on the status checker so I won't be too obsessive about it.


good call! i hate status checking. i wish they could consolidate all the schools you apply to since they pretty much all use the same lsac template.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby simpson89 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:48 pm

I'm applying here! It's my top choice.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dr. Filth » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:12 pm

I'm thinking about taking a year off, but I'm not sure yet. Would it hurt me for the 12-13 cycle to apply this cycle, get accepted, and turn them down?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Kabuo » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:18 pm

You guys can probably afford to relax about the medians. There's no way it is going to 169 unless we get an IUB type donation and throw full rides at everyone. Pretty good chance it doesn't even stay at 168 with the drop in test takers.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soccerfreak » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:29 pm

Schang1 wrote:So there are two questions on the app:
1. Please list any diversity characteristics that you would like to provide: (maximum characters 300)
2. The Admissions Committee often likes to know whether an applicant has a specific reason for his or her interest in Washington University School of Law. If you have any comments that would be helpful to the Admissions Commitee, please include them below. (maximum characters 1000)

For the first one, do you think I could just copy & paste my diversity statement?

For the second one, does it have to be specifically about the a program/clinic in the school? Can it just be something like "I visited my friend and she showed me around WUSL and I loved it"? lol

Diversity--as long as it's within the word limit, they don't care. I wrote like two sentences.
Why Wustl--Doesn't matter, you can include anything as long as it's rationally related to an actual interest in the school. Doesn't have to be academic.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby citykitty » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:36 pm

Ernert wrote:great, another status checker to check compulsively...

went UR on 10/20 apparently. no idea if that means i will hear back soon or three months from now.



I think a lot of us went UR on 10/20. That seems to be the first batch of applications under review. I would love a decision by Thanksgiving. :mrgreen: Last year they sent out quite a few acceptances in Nov and then made other people wait forever. /sigh

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soccerfreak » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:46 pm

UMiamiCane wrote:Hello! I'm submitting my app tonight. I'm hoping they don't raise the LSAT wall above 168 (I'm a splitter).

How portable is a WUSTL JD? Not to say I wouldn't stay in STL, but how difficult is it to get a job in say FL? CO? DC? Other big cities?

Thanks!

As far as portability, if you already know the area you would like to work, go to school there. Geography matters.

If, however, you're unsure which part of the country you want to end up, Wash U isn't a bad choice. Since such a tiny fraction of the people here are either from St. Louis or want to work here, there is not a huge target market that most students want to end up. That means that students here are from, and want to return to, a large variety of places. Our alumni network is pretty spread out.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby srrrrh » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:31 am

got a fee waiver! definitely applying; i think this'll end up being my top choice if my LSAT doesn't improve in december..hopefully my 167 won't be too low

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby chem » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:42 am

citykitty wrote:
Ernert wrote:great, another status checker to check compulsively...

went UR on 10/20 apparently. no idea if that means i will hear back soon or three months from now.



I think a lot of us went UR on 10/20. That seems to be the first batch of applications under review. I would love a decision by Thanksgiving. :mrgreen: Last year they sent out quite a few acceptances in Nov and then made other people wait forever. /sigh


+1

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:54 am

chem wrote:
citykitty wrote:
Ernert wrote:great, another status checker to check compulsively...

went UR on 10/20 apparently. no idea if that means i will hear back soon or three months from now.



I think a lot of us went UR on 10/20. That seems to be the first batch of applications under review. I would love a decision by Thanksgiving. :mrgreen: Last year they sent out quite a few acceptances in Nov and then made other people wait forever. /sigh


+1


Grrrr. Wish I had applied earlier...

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:31 pm

Got solicited and unsolicited fee waivers from them today. Definitely applying with my 3.3/169. Hopefully this cycle is easier due to dropping applicants, and thus they accept me/give me more money.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:32 pm

UnamSanctam wrote: Hopefully this cycle is easier due to dropping applicants, and thus they accept me/give me more money.


We can only hope

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:33 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:Got solicited and unsolicited fee waivers from them today. Definitely applying with my 3.3/169. Hopefully this cycle is easier due to dropping applicants, and thus they accept me/give me more money.


:D

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:06 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:Got solicited and unsolicited fee waivers from them today. Definitely applying with my 3.3/169. Hopefully this cycle is easier due to dropping applicants, and thus they accept me/give me more money.

http://washu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats ... Cycle=1112

You'll get in...looks like probably with ~$75,000 <3 :mrgreen:




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