W&L c/o 2015

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Preferred ASW Weekend

February 17-18
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35%
March 16-17
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36%
March 30-31
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30%
 
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coldshoulder
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby coldshoulder » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:27 am

26k/year with 3.15 stip. Do you think 70% really are above 3.15?

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby hadisious » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:46 am

coldshoulder wrote:26k/year with 3.15 stip. Do you think 70% really are above 3.15?

It's statistics, I doubt they would outright lie about them. I don't find it hard to believe that, at a top30 law school, only 30% of students have less than a 3.15.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby btw384 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:54 am

coldshoulder wrote:26k/year with 3.15 stip. Do you think 70% really are above 3.15?

I know this is pretty outdated, but it gives an idea of the grade distribution.

http://law.wlu.edu/admissions/student_r ... E3.S06.pdf

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ganggreen » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:24 pm

40k/year 3.25 stip. Really excited!!

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T00L
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby T00L » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:37 pm

Congrats to all recent scholly winners/acceptances!

what is the general consensus of the best ASW to attend? It looks like there are three....

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby auburnbelle89 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:55 pm

T00L wrote:Congrats to all recent scholly winners/acceptances!

what is the general consensus of the best ASW to attend? It looks like there are three....


I don't know what the best one is, but I think I'm going to the second one--March 16&17.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby T00L » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:07 pm

thats what i was thinking too. The Feb one is too soon, and there are a billion other schools having one on that last weekend in march...

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby game6 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:13 am

I'm planning on going down in February.

Really leaning towards attending W&L and I'm hoping that the ASW will seal the deal for me.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby overkillhsc » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:10 am

ganggreen wrote:40k/year 3.25 stip. Really excited!!

Do you think you'll end up attending? I got the same offer and it's coming down to either w&l or w&m for me.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ganggreen » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:22 pm

overkillhsc wrote:
ganggreen wrote:40k/year 3.25 stip. Really excited!!

Do you think you'll end up attending? I got the same offer and it's coming down to either w&l or w&m for me.


Too early to say but it's definitely at the top of my list -- depends on if I get $ from BC, BU, or Fordham (but not expecting much from them). I love W&M but I only got $12k/year, plus W&L's employment stats are arguably better...

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby wl1l » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:29 pm

btw384 wrote:
coldshoulder wrote:26k/year with 3.15 stip. Do you think 70% really are above 3.15?

I know this is pretty outdated, but it gives an idea of the grade distribution.

http://law.wlu.edu/admissions/student_r ... E3.S06.pdf


Not sure if you can access this page if you aren't a current student... but here's a much more recent reference for grade distributions:

http://law.wlu.edu/students/page.asp?pageid=106

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:33 pm

wl1l wrote:
btw384 wrote:
coldshoulder wrote:26k/year with 3.15 stip. Do you think 70% really are above 3.15?

I know this is pretty outdated, but it gives an idea of the grade distribution.

http://law.wlu.edu/admissions/student_r ... E3.S06.pdf


Not sure if you can access this page if you aren't a current student... but here's a much more recent reference for grade distributions:

http://law.wlu.edu/students/page.asp?pageid=106


The 3.25 stip for 40k/yr is not all that bad just gotta be in the top 60%. great find.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby coldshoulder » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:57 pm

Damn, 40k is amazing! I'm thinking the second ASW myself, and also hoping to look for housing at that point. I wonder if I'll be able to negotiate for more moneyz...

Also, thanks for the grade distributions! Very comforting.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby skirkland » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:50 am

overkillhsc wrote:
ganggreen wrote:40k/year 3.25 stip. Really excited!!

I got the same offer and it's coming down to either w&l or w&m for me.


+1

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby overkillhsc » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:27 am

For those of you who are in my situation or a similar one (should be plenty of va residents, at least), this should prove interesting:

http://www.prelawhandbook.com/law_schoo ... _1987_1999

My family's lawyer, a UGA law grad, told me w & m's reputation is greater nationally, but at least according to this site, w & l has actually been ranked higher in general in the last couple of decades.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby nshapkar » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:38 pm

overkillhsc wrote:For those of you who are in my situation or a similar one (should be plenty of va residents, at least), this should prove interesting:

http://www.prelawhandbook.com/law_schoo ... _1987_1999

My family's lawyer, a UGA law grad, told me w & m's reputation is greater nationally, but at least according to this site, w & l has actually been ranked higher in general in the last couple of decades.




You shouldn't be deciding on a law school based on its ranking.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby tennisking88 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:54 pm

ganggreen wrote:
overkillhsc wrote:
ganggreen wrote:40k/year 3.25 stip. Really excited!!

Do you think you'll end up attending? I got the same offer and it's coming down to either w&l or w&m for me.


Too early to say but it's definitely at the top of my list -- depends on if I get $ from BC, BU, or Fordham (but not expecting much from them). I love W&M but I only got $12k/year, plus W&L's employment stats are arguably better...

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I wouldn't use LST as a barometer for placement statistics, as they are out of date. Their latest stats are from 2009, when the market was in much better shape. WL and WM are definitely peer schools, though, so I would take the cheaper of the two. These are the latest placement stats from WL class of 2010: http://law.wlu.edu/deptimages/Career%20 ... howPGF.pdf

Notice that while most did find jobs, only ~20/111 got jobs that paid 90k+.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby tennisking88 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:59 pm

Edit: these are the placement stats for WM c/o 2010: http://law.wm.edu/careerservices/docume ... ofile1.pdf

Median salary: 60k, with only 81% of class reporting income. Yikes. If the choice was between the two, I would def. take the cheaper option.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby westinghouse60 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:39 pm

So their email said they mailed scholarship info on December 16th...no sign of it at my temporary or permanent address. Should I give the admissions office a call?

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby beezy08 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:17 pm

Finally got back to my mailbox and got the scholarship letter...25k/year with the 3.15 stip. I am pretty happy!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby hookem7 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:48 pm

Just got to check my mailbox in Austin, 40k w/ the 3.25 stip. If you're going to the Feb. ASW, I'll be the guy wearing cowboy boots

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ashley12 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:49 pm

Looks like next Thursday will be the day for those of us still waiting. Same day the last other three I'm waiting on gave me. F5 prepare

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:53 pm

ashley12 wrote:Looks like next Thursday will be the day for those of us still waiting. Same day the last other three I'm waiting on gave me. F5 prepare

They send you an e-mail on the exact day they will inform you your decision ... on that day they will then send you the time they will release decisions

No real reason for F5

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby Flappy Scribbleneck » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:30 pm

hookem7 wrote:Just got to check my mailbox in Austin, 40k w/ the 3.25 stip. If you're going to the Feb. ASW, I'll be the guy wearing cowboy boots


There will probably be two of us wearing cowboy boots. You will probably be the good looking one, though.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby Flappy Scribbleneck » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:40 pm

tennisking88 wrote:Edit: these are the placement stats for WM c/o 2010: http://law.wm.edu/careerservices/docume ... ofile1.pdf

Median salary: 60k, with only 81% of class reporting income. Yikes. If the choice was between the two, I would def. take the cheaper option.


I am a little skeptical that everyone with a great salary reports
That being said - the statistics are very similar: about 60% of each class with "good employment" and about 20-25% of the class at big firms or A3 Judicial clerkships
Also, is looks like both of these schools put about 25% of their students in judicial clerkships which should skew the salaries down a bit, shouldn't it?




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