W&L c/o 2015

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ThatGuyWithTheFace
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ThatGuyWithTheFace » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:04 pm

westinghouse60 wrote:In as of today. Got an email too about the scholarship timeline that says "...our second round of scholarship awards will be mailed on Friday, December 16th, and you will be included in this group." Not trying to be stupid, but does this mean I'm already in line for a scholly? Sorry if that's a stupid question, wording seems obvious but certainty/confirmation is an amazing thing.


My understanding is that the mailings go out to everyone, informing them as to whether they are receiving a scholarship or not.

EDIT: Although with your numbers, I'd be shocked if you didn't get at least 20k/yr

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby SFLawSchooler » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:46 pm

Anyone on the west coast receive scholarship info yet? On the status checker it looks like a few things have been mailed out to me since the 12th(when the scholarship info was supposed to be sent) but none are noted as scholarship information. Although they probably don't tell you in the status checker about scholarship information...

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby 20130312 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:47 pm

SFLawSchooler wrote:Anyone on the west coast receive scholarship info yet? On the status checker it looks like a few things have been mailed out to me since the 12th(when the scholarship info was supposed to be sent) but none are noted as scholarship information. Although they probably don't tell you in the status checker about scholarship information...


Same here, but I'm on the east coast. Also, Twitty says the only time you'll get scholly info is via snail mail (never status checker or email).

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby whoevencares » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:48 pm

SFLawSchooler wrote:Anyone on the west coast receive scholarship info yet? On the status checker it looks like a few things have been mailed out to me since the 12th(when the scholarship info was supposed to be sent) but none are noted as scholarship information. Although they probably don't tell you in the status checker about scholarship information...


In California.. got mine today

$15,500.. 3.15 stip

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PrincetonLaw
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby PrincetonLaw » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:00 pm

In Texas and still nothing as of my lunch break...

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ganggreen » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:09 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:She received 22 k a year
There have been two 40 ks a year posted (wit 3.25 stip)
One 15 k a year

The rest have been all 20 k (what I received as well)

All stips besides the 40 k's have been 3.15 (which is in top 70 % of class).

I'd predict a 20 k for you, that seems to be very popular


Thanks -- 20k would put tuition at the same price as W&M's, after scholarship. Fingers crossed it's something a little more...

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby allmodcons » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:11 pm

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby DonnaDraper » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:19 pm

Got mine just now! 20k with same stipulation. I withdrew my application tho, so hope the money and acceptance goes to someone here!

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Cornelius
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby Cornelius » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:31 pm

Haven't received mine yet. :( Oh well, probably tomorrow. Slow USPS.

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Flappy Scribbleneck
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby Flappy Scribbleneck » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:28 pm

PrincetonLaw wrote:In Texas and still nothing as of my lunch break...

Same

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby chrisk » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:44 pm

Got mine today in Abilene, TX. 20k/yr

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby vissidarte27 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:54 pm

My wonderful, wonderful girlfriend surprised me and drove from my training in NOVA to our apartment in Charlottesville today because she knew I was stressing about scholarship. She called me after I got out of work and gave me some good news -- $20k/year with the 3.15 stipulation.

WOOOO!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby stillwater » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:22 pm

I got 20k/year as well with the 3.15 stipulation.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby mcr2011 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:23 pm

In with 163, 3.5!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby charliep » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:35 pm

am i the only one to receive a 3.25 stipulation? this worries me

cmd72215
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby cmd72215 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:42 pm

charliep wrote:am i the only one to receive a 3.25 stipulation? this worries me


Nope, i got the same stipulation on mine

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T00L
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby T00L » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:01 pm

Slow mail finally came through!!

40k x 3.25

Pretty stoked!

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PrincetonLaw
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby PrincetonLaw » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:42 pm

25k/yr with same stips

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby airbear1012 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:40 pm

$40 a year w/ 3.25. Completely shocked!!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby JDizzle2015 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:58 pm

$20k/year with 3.15 stip. Will be withdrawing after Christmas. I hope someone on TLS gets my spot! :D!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby game6 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:41 pm

Got my scholarship info today. 40K, 3.25 stipulation.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby vto35 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:48 pm

40K/year 3.25 gpa required. just came today and i'm in CA

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby Flappy Scribbleneck » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:42 pm

wl1l wrote:Hey guys, I'm a current 1L at W&L. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have, whether specific to W&L or about applications in general. Feel free to post here or shoot me a PM.


The above was posted over a month ago, but if poster, or anyone else, would like to discuss VA Law markets I would be interested. Where in VA does W&L place? Are there markets in the surrounding areas that are worth looking at (WV, Maryland, NC, PA)? Is Washington DC even a possibility? Judicial Clerkships? Is the Texas OCI thing for real (I am from Dallas)?

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby btw384 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:52 pm

Flappy Scribbleneck wrote:
wl1l wrote:Hey guys, I'm a current 1L at W&L. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have, whether specific to W&L or about applications in general. Feel free to post here or shoot me a PM.


The above was posted over a month ago, but if poster, or anyone else, would like to discuss VA Law markets I would be interested. Where in VA does W&L place? Are there markets in the surrounding areas that are worth looking at (WV, Maryland, NC, PA)? Is Washington DC even a possibility? Judicial Clerkships? Is the Texas OCI thing for real (I am from Dallas)?


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wl1l
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby wl1l » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:18 pm

Flappy Scribbleneck wrote:
wl1l wrote:Hey guys, I'm a current 1L at W&L. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have, whether specific to W&L or about applications in general. Feel free to post here or shoot me a PM.


The above was posted over a month ago, but if poster, or anyone else, would like to discuss VA Law markets I would be interested. Where in VA does W&L place? Are there markets in the surrounding areas that are worth looking at (WV, Maryland, NC, PA)? Is Washington DC even a possibility? Judicial Clerkships? Is the Texas OCI thing for real (I am from Dallas)?


I'd probably defer to the 2Ls/3Ls on this thread in reference to OCI, since I haven't been through the process yet. I know there are several regional OCIs you can sign up to attend, but again, I don't know much about them. But yes, they are real.

My impression is that W&L does very well in the VA market. I remember reading in some OCP (Office of Career Planning) brochure that about 20% of graduates find jobs in DC, although I'm not sure if these are firms jobs, clerkships, or government gigs. Either way, DC is definitely possibility, and I know people do well there. I am probably headed there this summer myself.

We also place well with clerkships, particularly in the VA/NOVA/DC area. When you get to campus in the fall there are TONS of OCP workshops where you can speak with 2Ls/3Ls and alumni about different prospects. W&L is also super transparent about placement statistics, so I'd be sure to check out those documents on the admissions website to really get a sense of where you could realistically end up. Our alumni network is also incredibly strong, and every alumni I've reached out to so far has been very nice and helpful.

Overall, W&L degrees are obviously going to most marketable on the east coast. The school has an excellent reputation, and I get the impression that people like to hire W&L graduates (sometimes over grads from more highly ranked schools in the area...)

However, I know people who have gone on to jobs in other regions. It helps a lot if you are actually FROM the area in which you want to practice. In interviews you would just make it clear that you went to W&L for the education, but plan to return to wherever you're from to practice. If you can demonstrate a compelling reason (i.e., your entire family is there) for practicing in a city, I think a W&L degree can definitely get you there.

I realize I just painted a really rosy picture. The fact remains that it is still REALLY difficult to get a job. But, if you work hard and get decent grades, the jobs are out there. You just have to know where to look!




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