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

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:58 am

Some crazy W&M movement this morning.

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

Postby minnbills » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:02 pm

Congrats to today's acceptances!

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

Postby Opie » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:12 pm

DonnaDraper wrote:
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.


That helps! Thanks! Nothing yet, but maybe soon since the status did change today. If you look at LSN, I'm right below the line of green that is forming, so I'm hoping they are just moving that south a bit.

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

Postby Cornelius » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:18 pm

You're killing me W&M.

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:20 pm

Cornelius wrote:You're killing me W&M.


+1

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

Postby Cornelius » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:28 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
Cornelius wrote:You're killing me W&M.


+1

The lack of a W&M acceptance is really stressing me out.

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

Postby 6thbackstreetboy » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:47 pm

Accepted!!! Yes my cycle starts off with an acceptance! 3.8/169. Went complete last week. Hopefully there is some scholarship info in the packet. I am starting to really consider going to W&M depending on how the rest of the cycle goes.

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:50 pm

grtbooks91 wrote:As someone else who just got in (first acceptance this cycle) how do the rest of you who have been admitted feel about W&M? Do you see yourself ending up there or is your heart basically set somewhere else?


I would have had a stronger desire to attend if the scholarship (aka fellowship) didn't require me to work in their library/administration offices for 8 hours a week. Seems like a strange stip. Also I had a pretty high GPA stip as well and I'm a little worried about the possibility of section stacking. Will likely be withdrawing after Thanksgiving. Good luck everyone!

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

Postby 20130312 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:01 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
Cornelius wrote:You're killing me W&M.


+1


+another1

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

Postby T00L » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:08 pm

Hopefully2012 wrote:
I would have had a stronger desire to attend if the scholarship (aka fellowship) didn't require me to work in their library/administration offices for 8 hours a week. Seems like a strange stip. Also I had a pretty high GPA stip as well and I'm a little worried about the possibility of section stacking. Will likely be withdrawing after Thanksgiving. Good luck everyone!


I hear you on this. W&M was a safety for me, and though I know ill probably be in the library a lot anyway, it doesn't mean I want to sit behind the desk.

Besides, I feel like it doesn't have the job-getting clout of some other peer schools...thoughts on this? I think they'd have to throw me a few more bones to go there over their peers.

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

Postby minnbills » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:09 pm

T00L wrote:I hear you on this. W&M was a safety for me, and though I know ill probably be in the library a lot anyway, it doesn't mean I want to sit behind the desk.

Besides, I feel like it doesn't have the job-getting clout of some other peer schools...thoughts on this? I think they'd have to throw me a few more bones to go there over their peers.


They sent employment info (very detailed, which is commendable) with their admit package, it didn't look too pretty.

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

Postby top30man » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:49 pm

minnbills wrote:
T00L wrote:I hear you on this. W&M was a safety for me, and though I know ill probably be in the library a lot anyway, it doesn't mean I want to sit behind the desk.

Besides, I feel like it doesn't have the job-getting clout of some other peer schools...thoughts on this? I think they'd have to throw me a few more bones to go there over their peers.


They sent employment info (very detailed, which is commendable) with their admit package, it didn't look too pretty.

I was worried by the percentage of grads that get jobs in small firms. Much lower than Fordham or BC. Then again, 70k in southern Virgina is worth as much as 120k in NY.

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

Postby JPudding » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:50 pm

minnbills wrote:
T00L wrote:I hear you on this. W&M was a safety for me, and though I know ill probably be in the library a lot anyway, it doesn't mean I want to sit behind the desk.

Besides, I feel like it doesn't have the job-getting clout of some other peer schools...thoughts on this? I think they'd have to throw me a few more bones to go there over their peers.


They sent employment info (very detailed, which is commendable) with their admit package, it didn't look too pretty.


Was it from the dreaded class of 2010? Because supposedly 2008 OCI was pretty bad across the board
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Re: William and Mary c/o 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby skirkland » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:59 pm

EMZE 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.


I am sure you didn't mean it as such, but the way you phrased all that is borderline offensive.

Or maybe I am just being sensitive about being among the not yet accepted bourgeoisie.


I definitely didn't mean to be offensive. I should have clarified. I am applying to some T3 schools with much lower LSAT/GPA medians, so William and Mary should have a group of with higher GPAs and LSAT scores, who in my opinion, would be better to study with. Hopefully that doesn't sound arrogant, it's just a point I've started considering with weighing my options.

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

Postby thelong » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:10 pm

Just got my W&M packet in the mail. I'm pretty okay with the working in the library bit, and I'm glad they are offering me some money. I'm not ready to commit at all (considering that I have an ED in elsewhere) but if worse comes to worse it'll make moving to Williamsburg a little less harsh not having to pay sticker.

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

Postby EMZE » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:16 pm

skirkland wrote:
EMZE 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.


I am sure you didn't mean it as such, but the way you phrased all that is borderline offensive.

Or maybe I am just being sensitive about being among the not yet accepted bourgeoisie.


I definitely didn't mean to be offensive. I should have clarified. I am applying to some T3 schools with much lower LSAT/GPA medians, so William and Mary should have a group of with higher GPAs and LSAT scores, who in my opinion, would be better to study with. Hopefully that doesn't sound arrogant, it's just a point I've started considering with weighing my options.


No harm no foul, I understand your point and it is valid in its meaning. I also don't believe you meant it this way, but I just personally don't like the idea that people with lower number are inferior or not able to contribute to my learning process. We all know exceptionally gifted and smart people with a low gpa or LSAT for whatever reason who unfortunately won't get a shot at HYS, as well as those who will attend those schools that will sooner or later fail miserably in law because they lack the ability to communicate well.

But again, this is coming from the guy still lacking an admit.

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

Postby emkay625 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:21 pm

In!!!!! first acceptance and it feels really good. : )

3.23/173

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

Postby skirkland » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:25 pm

6thbackstreetboy wrote:Accepted!!! Yes my cycle starts off with an acceptance! 3.8/169. Went complete last week. Hopefully there is some scholarship info in the packet. I am starting to really consider going to W&M depending on how the rest of the cycle goes.


Congrats! I'm assuming there will be scholarship info for you. I got my scholarship information with the initial acceptance letter via USPS 2 day envelope.

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

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:20 pm

emkay625 wrote:In!!!!! first acceptance and it feels really good. : )

3.23/173


yay, i got in a few weeks ago too! now I will have to seriously consider it if you go <3

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

Postby Schang1 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:39 pm

Just got my acceptance packet in mail today! Did not expect any scholarship at all but was shocked to see one! Curious to know what impact OOS vs. having residency has on schollys. Is one more likely to receive greater $$ than the other?

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

Postby top30man » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:44 pm

Schang1 wrote:Just got my acceptance packet in mail today! Did not expect any scholarship at all but was shocked to see one! Curious to know what impact OOS vs. having residency has on schollys. Is one more likely to receive greater $$ than the other?

Not really. Most oos get a tuition waiver for 10k and if they get other money it's similar by numbers in state or oos.

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

Postby Leighmak » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:08 pm

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

Postby top30man » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:12 pm

Leighmak wrote:For those of you who received scholarships, what were your stats? I had been really hoping my 4.0 GPA would grant me something, but I guess the 164 LSAT did me in. No scholarships for me in my admit packet.

169/median gpa for me. About a 2/3 ride. I feel like you'll be able to get money via negotiating later in the cycle.

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

Postby Leighmak » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:19 pm

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

Postby Schang1 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:20 pm

Leighmak wrote:For those of you who received scholarships, what were your stats? I had been really hoping my 4.0 GPA would grant me something, but I guess the 164 LSAT did me in. No scholarships for me in my admit packet.


169/below 25th GPA for me. I'm OOS and got $8000 per year.




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