William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby DonnaDraper » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:41 am

ThreeRivers wrote:
DonnaDraper wrote:
ThreeRivers wrote:unless me listing all 16 schools I applied to on my app was a mistake.... lol)


ummmm......

When it asked what schools I'm applying to I was honest as I feel one should be on an application / in a professional setting... if that hurts me than so be it

I'm probably over analyzing but how would I defend that if C&F notices that I didn't list schools that I applied to before I W&M, even beyond that I just feel it is right, but I understand those who say it was a dumb move


Sorry for my somewhat obnoxious reply. I understand where you are coming from. When I was applying to colleges I think I listed all the schools I applied to but didn't do it this time because I had second thoughts about it then. As far as the C&F goes, that question is optional. It is completely within your right not to answer it, and in my opinion, it is rude of law schools to put it on their application because it is not their business. I would never lie and tell a school that they were my top choice when they clearly were not, but I feel like listing all your schools is giving them way to much information.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby mrmojojak » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:04 am

DonnaDraper wrote:
Sorry for my somewhat obnoxious reply. I understand where you are coming from. When I was applying to colleges I think I listed all the schools I applied to but didn't do it this time because I had second thoughts about it then. As far as the C&F goes, that question is optional. It is completely within your right not to answer it, and in my opinion, it is rude of law schools to put it on their application because it is not their business. I would never lie and tell a school that they were my top choice when they clearly were not, but I feel like listing all your schools is giving them way to much information.


I listed peer schools whenever a school asked me this. I was thinking it might show them to push a little more money my way. Maybe I should have jut left it blank so the school would have felt like the prettiest girl at the dance. But, I can't help it I'm going to be grinding with Michigan also. She's no better, she plays the field just as much as me.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby thelong » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:14 am

I put down one over Mich, two peer BU/BC and one under UC B.

To be fair, these are the colleges I most had my eye on in addition to WM. But I don't think giving the whole laundry list is necessary.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JPudding » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:30 am

In as of 11/17! So relieved to get my first acceptance of the cycle!!

Applied 11/7 went complete 11/10 for those wondering

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby thelong » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:31 am

JPudding wrote:In as of 11/17! So relieved to get my first acceptance of the cycle!!

Applied 11/7 went complete 11/10 for those wondering

Congrats.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby emcoast32 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:51 am

IN via status checker. applied 10/31, complete 11/3, updated 11/17 (still showing yesterday's date).

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Opie » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:10 am

I'm looking at my checker and there is no status. It just says:

Term: Fall
Year: 2012
Program Time: Full Time
Degree: JD

What does that mean???

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JoeMo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:12 am

lrslayer wrote:The more I research W&M, the more I am in love with the school and area. I want, I want!


I'm going to visit on Wednesday, so so so excited! I hope I get admitted immediately after.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JoeMo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:14 am

ScrabbleChamp wrote:Here is my theory for those of us with great numbers that still have not heard back yet:

W&M is waiting to decide on our files until after 15 December. The reason for this is they think, because of our numbers, we have probably applied ED somewhere and admitting us prior to the ED decision notification would almost assuredly result in us saying "Thanks, but no thanks" and hurting their yield. However, once a week or so after 15 December rolls around and we haven't withdrawn, full rides will be coming our way.

Probably not, but it's a nice thought.


Hahahahahahah yeah right! My numbers are not as strong as yours, however, I haven't even gone complete so you probably weren't even talking to me. LOL

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JoeMo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:16 am

skirkland wrote:I'm beginning to place more value on going through the law school experience with a group of capable peers, a group which might very well be of inferior quality at many of the lower ranked schools. We will be discussing the law and helping each other through the process, and it would be nice to be among people who can enhance the experience and contribute to the learning process.


TITCR - Seriously, visit a few schools and sit in on a few classes or talk to a few students. You'll see there are miles and miles of differences between one school and another. Some kids you'll be like "you're going to be a lawyer? *head scratch*" and others will have you thinking "no wonder you're in law school". Personally, I'd rather go to school with the latter.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JoeMo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:22 am

I just went complete and now I officially begin freaking out!

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby butchcassidy » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:23 am

WHOOOO! In via status checker. First acceptance of the cycle :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Opie » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:25 am

JoeMo wrote:
skirkland wrote:I'm beginning to place more value on going through the law school experience with a group of capable peers, a group which might very well be of inferior quality at many of the lower ranked schools. We will be discussing the law and helping each other through the process, and it would be nice to be among people who can enhance the experience and contribute to the learning process.


TITCR - Seriously, visit a few schools and sit in on a few classes or talk to a few students. You'll see there are miles and miles of differences between one school and another. Some kids you'll be like "you're going to be a lawyer? *head scratch*" and others will have you thinking "no wonder you're in law school". Personally, I'd rather go to school with the latter.


+1

I sat in on an Antitrust class taught by probably the greatest antitrust scholar in America, and I was baffled by some people's lack of rudimentary economics and finance knowledge. Maybe my bar is too high, but my thinking is that it's a 2L/3L class in a fairly specialized field and you don't understand at all what is going on beside the legal situation? Why did you take this class?

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Opie » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:26 am

Wow! My status literally just changed to "Complete/Will Send Decision By April 1."

So apparently if you don't have a status, it means that they're updating it. :mrgreen:

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby franklyscarlet » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:30 am

butchcassidy wrote:WHOOOO! In via status checker. First acceptance of the cycle :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby thelong » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:31 am

butchcassidy wrote:WHOOOO! In via status checker. First acceptance of the cycle :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Congrats Butch! We'll probably see each other in Boston when the whole thing shakes out, but it feels good to get that first acceptance!

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Opie » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:41 am

What does it say when you're in?

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby DonnaDraper » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:42 am

IN! Can't wait to get my acceptance packet! Soooo excited!

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby DonnaDraper » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:42 am

Opie wrote:What does it say when you're in?


It is slightly hidden. You have to look in the Mailings section, not right up top.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby franklyscarlet » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:43 am

DonnaDraper wrote:IN! Can't wait to get my acceptance packet! Soooo excited!


woohoo!!

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby minnbills » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:44 am

Opie wrote:I'm looking at my checker and there is no status. It just says:

Term: Fall
Year: 2012
Program Time: Full Time
Degree: JD

What does that mean???


Make sure to check the mailings section.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby stillwater » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:46 am

This has been a very festive thread thus far. W&M is just pumping out decisions this year.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby JoeMo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:49 am

Opie wrote:I sat in on an Antitrust class taught by probably the greatest antitrust scholar in America, and I was baffled by some people's lack of rudimentary economics and finance knowledge. Maybe my bar is too high, but my thinking is that it's a 2L/3L class in a fairly specialized field and you don't understand at all what is going on beside the legal situation? Why did you take this class?


I totally agree, and unlike some people, I don't think it has all that much to do with rankings (outside of the T14). I think it just shows you the value of the institution. I mean, from 20-40 they might as well be ranked the same anyway but you will probably notice a multitude of differences based on the quality of the faculty etc...

I also find it really telling when you talk to the people in the admissions office. Some of them definitely seem better adjusted than others. LOL

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby cogitoergosum » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:53 am

Admitted via status checker!!! Says "Congratulations! Admit Packet Mailed" as of 11-17.
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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby butchcassidy » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:56 am

thelong wrote:
butchcassidy wrote:WHOOOO! In via status checker. First acceptance of the cycle :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Congrats Butch! We'll probably see each other in Boston when the whole thing shakes out, but it feels good to get that first acceptance!


Wouldn't mind that at all. It certainly does




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