W&L c/o 2015

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josh43299
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby josh43299 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:10 pm

T00L wrote:
kroakstool wrote:
beezy08 wrote: I need to call Brett Twitty and discuss these things. Did you get any type of vibe that at this school leverage isn't as important as is a genuine interest in the school and a delicate financial situation? W&L seems like that type of place to me so I was thinking about going about it in that fashion (and cuz my leverage is only mediocre-same scholly at a school ranked slightly below but that scholly is a larger proportion of tuition). They honestly just seem more personal than most schools.


I got the vibe that he understood how the law school admissions process feels for students and that finances plays a big role. He seemed to like that I was so interested in the school and wanted me to come to admitted student weekend with my fiancee. I understand that they have a lot of offers out and that they can't promise too much to too many people. He seemed sincere and just really nice. That's the vibe I got.


Their yield is like 10%. That must be having a HUGE impact on their ranking


Only 2.5% of the ranking is selectivity. W&L remedies this by making it free to apply (I am assuming this was how it was in the past?). It is probably unlikely that it has a HUGE impact on their ranking.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby BKCentral » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:28 pm

This might be a dumb question (and doesn't impact my decision, I'm just curious), but any idea why W&L fell in the rankings by about 10 spots since 2000-2008 and has stayed there?

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby T00L » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:32 pm

josh43299 wrote:
T00L wrote:
kroakstool wrote:
beezy08 wrote: I need to call Brett Twitty and discuss these things. Did you get any type of vibe that at this school leverage isn't as important as is a genuine interest in the school and a delicate financial situation? W&L seems like that type of place to me so I was thinking about going about it in that fashion (and cuz my leverage is only mediocre-same scholly at a school ranked slightly below but that scholly is a larger proportion of tuition). They honestly just seem more personal than most schools.


I got the vibe that he understood how the law school admissions process feels for students and that finances plays a big role. He seemed to like that I was so interested in the school and wanted me to come to admitted student weekend with my fiancee. I understand that they have a lot of offers out and that they can't promise too much to too many people. He seemed sincere and just really nice. That's the vibe I got.


Their yield is like 10%. That must be having a HUGE impact on their ranking


Only 2.5% of the ranking is selectivity. W&L remedies this by making it free to apply (I am assuming this was how it was in the past?). It is probably unlikely that it has a HUGE impact on their ranking.


Maybe not HUGE, but 2.5% can be significant, esp with all these schools vying for the same thing

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ashley12 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:33 pm

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby skolks » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:35 pm

ashley12 wrote:Alright friends it's official. I'm depositing. Hope to see a lot of you in the fall! I'm very excited, but above all just relieved to have a plan!


Congrats!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby kroakstool » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:36 pm

ashley12 wrote:Alright friends it's official. I'm depositing. Hope to see a lot of you in the fall! I'm very excited, but above all just relieved to have a plan!


How I envy you!

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby Jsa725 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:42 pm

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ashley12
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ashley12 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:57 pm

kroakstool wrote:
ashley12 wrote:Alright friends it's official. I'm depositing. Hope to see a lot of you in the fall! I'm very excited, but above all just relieved to have a plan!


How I envy you!


I'm envious of myself! It came out of nowhere but I've sat down and thought about it for two days and I'm sure it's what I want to do. What you shouldn't envy is the $750 that just came out of my bank account. Ouch. Steep deposit.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby goldeneye » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:05 pm

ashley12 wrote:
kroakstool wrote:
ashley12 wrote:Alright friends it's official. I'm depositing. Hope to see a lot of you in the fall! I'm very excited, but above all just relieved to have a plan!


How I envy you!


I'm envious of myself! It came out of nowhere but I've sat down and thought about it for two days and I'm sure it's what I want to do. What you shouldn't envy is the $750 that just came out of my bank account. Ouch. Steep deposit.


Yeah it is pretty high. I think they want people to really second guess depositing and waiting on a waitlist.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby CwallXC322 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:15 pm

ashley12 wrote:Alright friends it's official. I'm depositing. Hope to see a lot of you in the fall! I'm very excited, but above all just relieved to have a plan!


Congratulations. Will most likely see you in the fall!

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kroakstool
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby kroakstool » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:21 pm

I randomly checked the status checker even though I am already admitted. My mailings were updated with three letters. One each from Deans Grunewald, Danforth, and Evans. Does anybody else have that going on?

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby CwallXC322 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:28 pm

kroakstool wrote:I randomly checked the status checker even though I am already admitted. My mailings were updated with three letters. One each from Deans Grunewald, Danforth, and Evans. Does anybody else have that going on?


Yeah once you're admitted they send out a letter from each of the deans.

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kroakstool
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby kroakstool » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:31 pm

CwallXC322 wrote:
kroakstool wrote:I randomly checked the status checker even though I am already admitted. My mailings were updated with three letters. One each from Deans Grunewald, Danforth, and Evans. Does anybody else have that going on?


Yeah once you're admitted they send out a letter from each of the deans.


O ok. Thanks

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby noleknight16 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:32 pm

Jsa725 wrote:
kroakstool wrote:
ashley12 wrote:Alright friends it's official. I'm depositing. Hope to see a lot of you in the fall! I'm very excited, but above all just relieved to have a plan!


How I envy you!


+1 congrats!


Congrats Ashley!!! Are you going to upload those pictures still?

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ashley12
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ashley12 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:36 pm

noleknight16 wrote:
Jsa725 wrote:
kroakstool wrote:
ashley12 wrote:Alright friends it's official. I'm depositing. Hope to see a lot of you in the fall! I'm very excited, but above all just relieved to have a plan!


How I envy you!


+1 congrats!


Congrats Ashley!!! Are you going to upload those pictures still?


Yeah. I'll get on it eventually. My phone is having issues right now and I have a paper to finish tonight, so tomorrow or the next day I'll go back and update. They aren't anything special anyways.

wskbarrett
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby wskbarrett » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:09 pm

has anybody had success negotiating scholarships?

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby skolks » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:11 pm

wskbarrett wrote:has anybody had success negotiating scholarships?


Read everything posted yesterday....

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby hadisious » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:11 pm

wskbarrett wrote:has anybody had success negotiating scholarships?

Look back a page or two.

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby wskbarrett » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:22 pm

thanks guys, in the words of the great one, "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby skolks » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:25 pm

wskbarrett wrote:thanks guys, in the words of the great one, "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take."


I disagree. you actually miss 0% of the shots you don't take. I never understood that quote, regardless of its "inspirational" message. The way I see it, if you don't take any shots, you can't possibly miss a shot.... That said... yes.. try negotiating! (I suppose this is what trolling feels like)

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby ap613 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:33 pm

Tough that W&L's ASW was the first one I went to because they set the bar pretty high and I think other schools will have a hard time matching. All the students I met were great and one took me all around Sat. night at Jazzy nights and the bar afterwards. I was surprised that they came from all over and there were not as many from Virginia as I would have thought. Also really thought the whole "community" thing was BS at first but by the end I was totally buying it, its really something you have to see for yourself.

Things I really liked: personal study carrels, small sections 1L, Friday football, the 3L curriculum, honor code (being able to buy stuff and pay later, etc.)

As for the building it seemed a little outdated and isn't nearly as nice looking as the rest of campus but its not awful either. Pretty nice on the inside and the classrooms seemed more homely than others I've seen (smaller, nicer chairs). Plenty of parking which is nice. It's a bit segregated from the undergrad campus, but you just have to walk across a bridge. The gym is probably a 5 min walk.

I really liked Lexington and my GF who came expected to hate it and ended up liking it as well. Definitely small town but the way everything is condensed downtown is really neat. Also seems like the food options are really great considering how small it is. The bar, Macado's, everyone goes to is a lot of fun and its kind of cool having the entire law school go out to one place.

For the record I only met one TLSer over the weekend

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby jerichosm » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:36 pm

ap613 wrote:Tough that W&L's ASW was the first one I went to because they set the bar pretty high and I think other schools will have a hard time matching. All the students I met were great and one took me all around Sat. night at Jazzy nights and the bar afterwards. I was surprised that they came from all over and there were not as many from Virginia as I would have thought. Also really thought the whole "community" thing was BS at first but by the end I was totally buying it, its really something you have to see for yourself.

Things I really liked: personal study carrels, small sections 1L, Friday football, the 3L curriculum, honor code (being able to buy stuff and pay later, etc.)

As for the building it seemed a little outdated and isn't nearly as nice looking as the rest of campus but its not awful either. Pretty nice on the inside and the classrooms seemed more homely than others I've seen (smaller, nicer chairs). Plenty of parking which is nice. It's a bit segregated from the undergrad campus, but you just have to walk across a bridge. The gym is probably a 5 min walk.

I really liked Lexington and my GF who came expected to hate it and ended up liking it as well. Definitely small town but the way everything is condensed downtown is really neat. Also seems like the food options are really great considering how small it is. The bar, Macado's, everyone goes to is a lot of fun and its kind of cool having the entire law school go out to one place.

For the record I only met one TLSer over the weekend


Thanks for the feedback -- I'm planning on attending ASW March 17

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CwallXC322
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby CwallXC322 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:46 pm

Has anyone else committed? Or very close to committing? I'm going to ASW on March 30th I think I may deposit after the weekend, assuming I enjoy the weekend.

jaysgirl42671
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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby jaysgirl42671 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:57 pm

It's my number 1 so I'm really leaning towards it.

In other news, I just realized that my ASW is St. Patrick's Day... and I have to leave after dinner Saturday night for my red-eye flight back home on Sunday. No partying for me. :(

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Re: W&L c/o 2015

Postby allmodcons » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:10 pm

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