American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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futurelawyer616
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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby futurelawyer616 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:51 pm

I can't believe people are saying things like "WTF" to someone simply based on their LSAT score. No wonder lawyers get a bad rap. Remember that semblance of humanity that you once had? Yeah, don't throw that all out the window now. You all disgust me. Just be happy for them instead of shooting them down. Congrats Baylor17!

Baylor17 wrote:
jkong wrote:
Baylor17 wrote:In as well.


3.48/154

Several very strong softs. See profile.


Three EDs.. is it allowed? Do you mean EA or binding ED?

Anyway, congrats.
I am in, too.





None of the EDs I applied for were binding. EA/ED whatever- the point is that I submitted my applications by the early deadline.

To those saying WTF: I was in the Honors College and earned my Bachelors in 5 semesters- I started taking senior level courses my freshman year and conducted undergraduate research. My UGPA was 3.59 and LSDAS GPA was 3.65 but I was sick my last semester so my GPA dropped considerably.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby RNDC4162 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:57 pm

Well said

futurelawyer616 wrote:I can't believe people are saying things like "WTF" to someone simply based on their LSAT score. No wonder lawyers get a bad rap. Remember that semblance of humanity that you once had? Yeah, don't throw that all out the window now. You all disgust me. Just be happy for them instead of shooting them down. Congrats Baylor17!

Baylor17 wrote:
jkong wrote:
Baylor17 wrote:In as well.


3.48/154

Several very strong softs. See profile.


Three EDs.. is it allowed? Do you mean EA or binding ED?

Anyway, congrats.
I am in, too.





None of the EDs I applied for were binding. EA/ED whatever- the point is that I submitted my applications by the early deadline.

To those saying WTF: I was in the Honors College and earned my Bachelors in 5 semesters- I started taking senior level courses my freshman year and conducted undergraduate research. My UGPA was 3.59 and LSDAS GPA was 3.65 but I was sick my last semester so my GPA dropped considerably.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FreeLolita » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:03 pm

Okay, fair enough. I guess I am that transparent. But should applicants be at a disadvantage for the simple fact that they come from more priviledged backgrounds? Many of us studied hard and played by the rules, but just happened to be born and raised in environments more conducive to academic success. And some of these individuals have significantly higher that a 154 and 3.3

futurelawyer616 wrote:I can't believe people are saying things like "WTF" to someone simply based on their LSAT score. No wonder lawyers get a bad rap. Remember that semblance of humanity that you once had? Yeah, don't throw that all out the window now. You all disgust me. Just be happy for them instead of shooting them down. Congrats Baylor17!

Baylor17 wrote:
jkong wrote:
Baylor17 wrote:In as well.


3.48/154

Several very strong softs. See profile.


Three EDs.. is it allowed? Do you mean EA or binding ED?

Anyway, congrats.
I am in, too.





None of the EDs I applied for were binding. EA/ED whatever- the point is that I submitted my applications by the early deadline.

To those saying WTF: I was in the Honors College and earned my Bachelors in 5 semesters- I started taking senior level courses my freshman year and conducted undergraduate research. My UGPA was 3.59 and LSDAS GPA was 3.65 but I was sick my last semester so my GPA dropped considerably.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby futurelawyer616 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:13 pm

I understand that. But, that's why law schools take a mix of students who have faced socio-economic diversity and candidates that haven't. You know how most law schools have a diversity essay? That's because law schools need someone who can bring diverse viewpoints to their community. If you played by the rules and worked hard, then the fact that those from disadvantaged backgrounds or those that are URMs are being accepted won't affect your chances. I don't know what your numbers are, but if they are that much better, you should be confident you will be accepted. Just know that when people read about competitive sharks in law school, you exude all the qualities of them by commenting like that. Try to remember that you aren't a robot. Law school is a community, so you should learn how to be a part of it, not ostracize yourself from it.

FreeLolita wrote:Okay, fair enough. I guess I am that transparent. But should applicants be at a disadvantage for the simple fact that they come from more priviledged backgrounds? Many of us studied hard and played by the rules, but just happened to be born and raised in environments more conducive to academic success. And some of these individuals have significantly higher that a 154 and 3.3

futurelawyer616 wrote:I can't believe people are saying things like "WTF" to someone simply based on their LSAT score. No wonder lawyers get a bad rap. Remember that semblance of humanity that you once had? Yeah, don't throw that all out the window now. You all disgust me. Just be happy for them instead of shooting them down. Congrats Baylor17!



Three EDs.. is it allowed? Do you mean EA or binding ED?

Anyway, congrats.
I am in, too.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dream Machine » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:37 pm

I have to empathize with Free Lolita somewhat. If you look on LSN, there are a lot of people who had upwards of 3.7 for UGPA and in the 160s for LSAT and were rejected from American. Kind of makes you question the fairness of the entire thing. As for me, I have 3.81 (LSDAS) and 162 and I have stood at complete for over a month, meaning they haven't even looked at me yet. This school is my first choice; as such, I can't say I am totally thrilled with what I have read thus far. I didn't want to have to take the LSAT again, but a February sitting is looking more probable for me each day if it augments my chances of getting in here.

futurelawyer616 wrote:I understand that. But, that's why law schools take a mix of students who have faced socio-economic diversity and candidates that haven't. You know how most law schools have a diversity essay? That's because law schools need someone who can bring diverse viewpoints to their community. If you played by the rules and worked hard, then the fact that those from disadvantaged backgrounds or those that are URMs are being accepted won't affect your chances. I don't know what your numbers are, but if they are that much better, you should be confident you will be accepted. Just know that when people read about competitive sharks in law school, you exude all the qualities of them by commenting like that. Try to remember that you aren't a robot. Law school is a community, so you should learn how to be a part of it, not ostracize yourself from it.

FreeLolita wrote:Okay, fair enough. I guess I am that transparent. But should applicants be at a disadvantage for the simple fact that they come from more priviledged backgrounds? Many of us studied hard and played by the rules, but just happened to be born and raised in environments more conducive to academic success. And some of these individuals have significantly higher that a 154 and 3.3

futurelawyer616 wrote:I can't believe people are saying things like "WTF" to someone simply based on their LSAT score. No wonder lawyers get a bad rap. Remember that semblance of humanity that you once had? Yeah, don't throw that all out the window now. You all disgust me. Just be happy for them instead of shooting them down. Congrats Baylor17!



Three EDs.. is it allowed? Do you mean EA or binding ED?

Anyway, congrats.
I am in, too.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby neeko » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:58 pm

Guys, that person is a URM. Its going to be a long cycle if you don't come to terms with URM admissions. And as far as high scorers getting rejected this school YPs like crazy.

And complete means in review if you look at the words across the top it says it's been sent to the committee.

They have been slow waking me, too. I'm equally as annoyed but it's not that persons fault.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dream Machine » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:37 pm

neeko wrote:Guys, that person is a URM. Its going to be a long cycle if you don't come to terms with URM admissions. And as far as high scorers getting rejected this school YPs like crazy.

And complete means in review if you look at the words across the top it says it's been sent to the committee.

They have been slow waking me, too. I'm equally as annoyed but it's not that persons fault.


When did that person say anything about being a URM?

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kmokeefe » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:55 pm

Dream Machine wrote:
neeko wrote:Guys, that person is a URM. Its going to be a long cycle if you don't come to terms with URM admissions. And as far as high scorers getting rejected this school YPs like crazy.

And complete means in review if you look at the words across the top it says it's been sent to the committee.

They have been slow waking me, too. I'm equally as annoyed but it's not that persons fault.


When did that person say anything about being a URM?

I think it's mentioned in his/her TLS Profile?

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby neeko » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:14 am

Dream Machine wrote:
neeko wrote:Guys, that person is a URM. Its going to be a long cycle if you don't come to terms with URM admissions. And as far as high scorers getting rejected this school YPs like crazy.

And complete means in review if you look at the words across the top it says it's been sent to the committee.

They have been slow waking me, too. I'm equally as annoyed but it's not that persons fault.


When did that person say anything about being a URM?


They didn't say it, which is what caused all this backlash. But it is in their profile.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby doceydoe » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:27 pm

so i hope i don't get eaten alive for posting this here, but what are AU WCL housing options like? I understand the law school is slightly removed from the campus....what are some popular neighborhoods amongst WCL students?

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dink3500 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:27 pm

doceydoe wrote:so i hope i don't get eaten alive for posting this here, but what are AU WCL housing options like? I understand the law school is slightly removed from the campus....what are some popular neighborhoods amongst WCL students?


I am a 1L at WCL,

People tend to live all around, it depends on personal preferences. Most 1L's tend to stay near campus, Tenley Town, Van Ness and N.Bethesda seems to be the most popular. Upper years tend to move further away because it tends to be cheaper. PM me you preferences and I can tell you some more locations.

Also, I'll take any question about the school or the area. PM me or post and I'll answer them.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby puremorning » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:55 pm

My complete date changed to today...I'm assuming like most schools I shouldn't really take that to mean much except that they're closer to a decision?

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kmokeefe » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:13 pm

my status has been complete since early december, but my application status date just changed to todays date. i hope this means i'll hear something soon!!!

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cph4life » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:15 pm

kmokeefe wrote:my status has been complete since early december, but my application status date just changed to todays date. i hope this means i'll hear something soon!!!


This happened to me last month, and then I got my acceptance the same day. Good luck!

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kmokeefe » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:17 pm

cph4life wrote:
kmokeefe wrote:my status has been complete since early december, but my application status date just changed to todays date. i hope this means i'll hear something soon!!!


This happened to me last month, and then I got my acceptance the same day. Good luck!

Thank you! I feel like I recall some people say they were notified by email. Is this how you received your decision?

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby z0rk » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:36 pm

kmokeefe wrote:
cph4life wrote:
kmokeefe wrote:my status has been complete since early december, but my application status date just changed to todays date. i hope this means i'll hear something soon!!!


This happened to me last month, and then I got my acceptance the same day. Good luck!

Thank you! I feel like I recall some people say they were notified by email. Is this how you received your decision?


My status also changed to today's date with application complete. I am curious about how decisions were sent out as well.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cph4life » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:41 pm

kmokeefe wrote:
cph4life wrote:
kmokeefe wrote:my status has been complete since early december, but my application status date just changed to todays date. i hope this means i'll hear something soon!!!


This happened to me last month, and then I got my acceptance the same day. Good luck!

Thank you! I feel like I recall some people say they were notified by email. Is this how you received your decision?


Yea I noticed the e-mail before the status checker

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby z0rk » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:40 pm

kmokeefe wrote:my status has been complete since early december, but my application status date just changed to todays date. i hope this means i'll hear something soon!!!


Just noting, we have simillar numbers and both applied part time. I reviewed AU-WCL's websiteand found the following in their FAQ:

When will I receive a decision?
Decisions are made on a weekly basis late October –-May. Not all applicants who applied early in the process will receive the first decisions. If your academic record places you towards the middle of our applicant pool, our admissions committee may hold your file to compare it with more of our applicants.


Our numbers, according to their indexing formula, are at the middle of their applicant pool.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby PersuasiveCharm » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:07 pm

Got the date change and it says application complete as well.

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kmokeefe » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:05 pm

Admitted today!

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mathlawcombo » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:11 pm

how did the decision come? email, status checker, snail mail?

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby alevin » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:13 pm

Admitted! Saw via status checker. Says its not official until the letter arrives in 5-7 days. Good luck everyone!

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby alevin » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:24 pm

Does anyone know their scholarship timeline?

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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby PersuasiveCharm » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:26 pm

In. Via status checker first.. Then E-mail came about 15 minutes later.
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Re: American c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kmokeefe » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:29 pm

Via status checker for me as well. Congrats to everyone on your acceptances :]




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