University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby abbottsbar » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:00 am

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abbottsbar wrote:For those of you accepted, where does Richmond fall on your list? Will it all depend on the scholarships awarded?


I'm currently deciding between Richmond and two (possibly three) other schools. I imagine a lot of it will come down to scholarship. Because I plan on going into public interest, I don't want to take on a lot of law school debt if I can help it. I've been given significant money at W&L, so if Richmond doesn't match or beat it, I don't think it would make sense to attend.


I've also got it narrowed down a just a couple, but if Richmond comes through with the scholarship money that Dean Rahman said they would it will be hard to walk away from U of R. This is especially true for me since I want to stay in the Richmond area after graduation.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby milljp02 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:06 am

abbottsbar wrote:For those of you accepted, where does Richmond fall on your list? Will it all depend on the scholarships awarded?



For me Richmond is near the top. Colorado-Boulder is my #1 because I get in-state and my wife and I love it here in CO, but we still haven't heard from CU other than to be bumped from ED to Regular Admission. That being said, Richmond is basically second barring a fluke acceptance from W&M. I'm tempted to work my way off the W&L wait list, but even if I do I'd probably be paying sticker and the wife (who I agree with) thinks Lexington is just too small.

The top reasons I'd take Richmond over other schools I've been accepted to (specifically Maryland and Denver), their clerkship numbers are great, their job placement is pretty good (especially compared to DU), wife has family in the area and Richmond is definitely a place we could see ourselves long-term, I'd like to get into PD/DA work and it seems like their clinical placement program would be very useful in that pursuit. Also, Richmond is almost $15k cheaper /year than Maryland, as much as I'd love to experience The Wire in real life, Baltimore doesn't make a lot of sense (barring a meaningful scholarship offer).

Hope that helped a little? Helped me to write it out, thanks! #'s - 164/2.3

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby abbottsbar » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:11 am

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abbottsbar wrote:For those of you accepted, where does Richmond fall on your list? Will it all depend on the scholarships awarded?



For me Richmond is near the top. Colorado-Boulder is my #1 because I get in-state and my wife and I love it here in CO, but we still haven't heard from CU other than to be bumped from ED to Regular Admission. That being said, Richmond is basically second barring a fluke acceptance from W&M. I'm tempted to work my way off the W&L wait list, but even if I do I'd probably be paying sticker and the wife (who I agree with) thinks Lexington is just too small.

The top reasons I'd take Richmond over other schools I've been accepted to (specifically Maryland and Denver), their clerkship numbers are great, their job placement is pretty good (especially compared to DU), wife has family in the area and Richmond is definitely a place we could see ourselves long-term, I'd like to get into PD/DA work and it seems like their clinical placement program would be very useful in that pursuit. Also, Richmond is almost $15k cheaper /year than Maryland, as much as I'd love to experience The Wire in real life, Baltimore doesn't make a lot of sense (barring a meaningful scholarship offer).

Hope that helped a little? Helped me to write it out, thanks! #'s - 164/2.3


It does help, and it solidifies why I'm leaning towards Richmond. Having worked in the legal field in Richmond for the last 7+ years I've seen the placement rates that U of R has around here, and it's pretty good.

Best of luck with CU, if not I'll see you in the Fall.

edit: It also appears you are a non-traditional, glad I'm not the only one.

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Postby crysmissmichelle » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:26 am

llachans wrote:I applied in November but still no decision. Should I send a letter about my continued interest or wait it out?


If Richmond is your first choice, send the letter, tell them why. Comes visit, talk to an admissions rep. Take a tour, tell the LSAR why you're interested. Make it clear you want to be at Richmond. They take that stuff seriously.

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Postby asmith5 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:12 am

el William wrote:Ok so my phone has been off since yesterday, turned it on tonight at 830 and saw that I had a text message from the admissions dean at Richmond. I decided I would call back just to see if anyone answered the phone at 830...

Well they did! Dean Rahman just offered me admission to the school and I'd that I should expect between 15,000 and 18,000 in scholarship money.

My app went complete on 1/19. This is the first school I have heard back from and I am sooooooo excited right now!


congrats! Richmond is a great school, so the excitement is understandable! :)

abbottsbar wrote:For those of you accepted, where does Richmond fall on your list? Will it all depend on the scholarships awarded?


at this point, it is top on my list. i'm from the area, so its in a convenient location. taking that along with how impressed i've been with the school, its a winner for me.

plus, it seems that since i've applied i've met tons of people who have graduated from UR and are doing quite well, so i'm more convinced of what a great school it is.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ap613 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:50 am

abbottsbar wrote:For those of you accepted, where does Richmond fall on your list? Will it all depend on the scholarships awarded?


I think for me it's going to take the John Marshall which I'm sure I have a pretty slim chance of getting. I went to undergrad at UR and want to work in Richmond after so it's really tempting but I'm leaning towards W&M. Still expect to go to the ASW though to check it out.

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Postby el William » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:50 am

I am thinking that Richmond will not be my first choice if I get accepted at WFU or UNC. I live in NC so even with the scholarship offer from Richmond UNC will close to the same price. I have always seen Wake as my first choice, mainly because I am a Winston-Salem native and My girlfriend has a great job here. It would be a really easy transition.

If I do not get into these schools then Richmond moves to the top of the list. I am still waiting to hear from PennState though and I have heard that employment prospects might be a little better coming out of PSU. Major legal markets like Philly and DC do recruit from PSU and I have not heard the same about Richmond. That being said, I am really impressed by the personal nature of the admissions process at Richmond, which I am sure carries over into the law school in general. I went to a really smal lib arts school for undergrad and the small personalized feel has always really appealed to me.

Also, for all those non traditional applicants out there, you are not alone. I am 27 and have been working as a retail manager for the last 7 years. I would loe to hear from other nontrad applicants as well as anyone who can shed some light on what it's like to be an older student at any of the law schools I just mentioned.

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Postby abbottsbar » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:57 am

el William wrote:I am thinking that Richmond will not be my first choice if I get accepted at WFU or UNC. I live in NC so even with the scholarship offer from Richmond UNC will close to the same price. I have always seen Wake as my first choice, mainly because I am a Winston-Salem native and My girlfriend has a great job here. It would be a really easy transition.

If I do not get into these schools then Richmond moves to the top of the list. I am still waiting to hear from PennState though and I have heard that employment prospects might be a little better coming out of PSU. Major legal markets like Philly and DC do recruit from PSU and I have not heard the same about Richmond. That being said, I am really impressed by the personal nature of the admissions process at Richmond, which I am sure carries over into the law school in general. I went to a really smal lib arts school for undergrad and the small personalized feel has always really appealed to me.

Also, for all those non traditional applicants out there, you are not alone. I am 27 and have been working as a retail manager for the last 7 years. I would loe to hear from other nontrad applicants as well as anyone who can shed some light on what it's like to be an older student at any of the law schools I just mentioned.


I'd also love to hear from some of the non-traditionals at U of R. I'm sure I'll be one of the older students in the Fall, seeing as how I'll turn 33 as the school year starts.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby RunninRoo » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:00 pm

Richmond will be high up for me.. Love the campus and Richmond.. the scholly helps too, have to apply for the John Marshal (Dean said you can still submit after the 31st deadline they say in the email).. suppose i better get to work on that and not dilly dally!!!

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Postby milljp02 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:37 pm

el William wrote:I am thinking that Richmond will not be my first choice if I get accepted at WFU or UNC. I live in NC so even with the scholarship offer from Richmond UNC will close to the same price. I have always seen Wake as my first choice, mainly because I am a Winston-Salem native and My girlfriend has a great job here. It would be a really easy transition.

If I do not get into these schools then Richmond moves to the top of the list. I am still waiting to hear from PennState though and I have heard that employment prospects might be a little better coming out of PSU. Major legal markets like Philly and DC do recruit from PSU and I have not heard the same about Richmond. That being said, I am really impressed by the personal nature of the admissions process at Richmond, which I am sure carries over into the law school in general. I went to a really smal lib arts school for undergrad and the small personalized feel has always really appealed to me.

Also, for all those non traditional applicants out there, you are not alone. I am 27 and have been working as a retail manager for the last 7 years. I would loe to hear from other nontrad applicants as well as anyone who can shed some light on what it's like to be an older student at any of the law schools I just mentioned.


I went to Wake for undergrad, loved it. Great school, good people, the city was in trouble when I was there, though (98-01). Wachovia was bought and moved, RJR was in trouble, young people were leaving town in a hurry. I've heard most of that has changed now and it should be a nice (and inexpensive) place to live. Wake was #2 on my list, but I got dinged (I basically drank my way out of Wake back then, so I'm not surprised they said "this asshole again? No thanks"). Oh well, wasn't meant to be! Richmond looks to be a better fit for me anyway.

I'll turn 32 during 1L (Sept) and I'm newly married, so definitely count me in the Non-Trad group!
Good luck

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby abbottsbar » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:05 pm

Having lived in the Richmond area for the last 7+ years, if anybody coming in isn't from the area and has any questions just let me know.

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Postby thementor31337 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:39 pm

So I got an email today from U of R about Mock Law School Admissions being held in the area and if I visited their booth I would get a fee waiver...too bad I already applied several weeks ago and have already contacted the office to add an addendum...LOL. When I first read the email I glanced over it and I almost thought they were mocking my admissions process, because Mock Law School Admissions is in bold....but alas, just inviting me to something that at this point won't really be helpful. It's killing me not to have a status checker for U of R, what's everyone's average wait times so far?

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Postby abbottsbar » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:31 pm

thementor31337 wrote:So I got an email today from U of R about Mock Law School Admissions being held in the area and if I visited their booth I would get a fee waiver...too bad I already applied several weeks ago and have already contacted the office to add an addendum...LOL. When I first read the email I glanced over it and I almost thought they were mocking my admissions process, because Mock Law School Admissions is in bold....but alas, just inviting me to something that at this point won't really be helpful. It's killing me not to have a status checker for U of R, what's everyone's average wait times so far?


I had a quick turn-around from them. I went complete on 1/23 and got the call from Dean Rahman on 1/31.

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Postby jaysgirl42671 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:36 pm

Whereas I applied 11/17 and still nothing.

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Postby abbottsbar » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:06 pm

jaysgirl42671 wrote:Whereas I applied 11/17 and still nothing.


Your numbers are good, I'm shocked you haven't heard anything.

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Postby seahawk32 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:15 pm

Whether or not I get in the JMS program pretty much makes or breaks UR for me. Love the campus and the school though, and Richmond is a place I could see myself living.

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Postby sumtimesuwonder » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:09 am

I've been complete since mid november...come on richmond let me know so I know to visit you or not!

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby el William » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:19 am

abbottsbar wrote:
thementor31337 wrote:So I got an email today from U of R about Mock Law School Admissions being held in the area and if I visited their booth I would get a fee waiver...too bad I already applied several weeks ago and have already contacted the office to add an addendum...LOL. When I first read the email I glanced over it and I almost thought they were mocking my admissions process, because Mock Law School Admissions is in bold....but alas, just inviting me to something that at this point won't really be helpful. It's killing me not to have a status checker for U of R, what's everyone's average wait times so far?


I had a quick turn-around from them. I went complete on 1/23 and got the call from Dean Rahman on 1/31.



Mine was pretty quick too. Complete 1/9 accepted 1/30.

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Postby pret » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:35 pm

According to LSN, Richmond has hardly rejected anyone and all the decisions rendered up to now were admissions, disheartening news for those of us who haven't heard back.

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Postby abbottsbar » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:45 pm

Best of luck to all who haven't heard anything yet. From looking at LSN, it appears that people were accepted with significant scholarship money as late as March 7 last year.

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Postby josh43299 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:53 pm

el William wrote:
abbottsbar wrote:
thementor31337 wrote:So I got an email today from U of R about Mock Law School Admissions being held in the area and if I visited their booth I would get a fee waiver...too bad I already applied several weeks ago and have already contacted the office to add an addendum...LOL. When I first read the email I glanced over it and I almost thought they were mocking my admissions process, because Mock Law School Admissions is in bold....but alas, just inviting me to something that at this point won't really be helpful. It's killing me not to have a status checker for U of R, what's everyone's average wait times so far?


I had a quick turn-around from them. I went complete on 1/23 and got the call from Dean Rahman on 1/31.



Mine was pretty quick too. Complete 1/9 accepted 1/30.


I have been complete since 11/28. The more I read about the school, the more I like it. My numbers are fairly competitive I think, so I am not sure why there is such a hold up.

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Postby thementor31337 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:03 pm

I just saw they cashed my app fee check today so hopefully next week I'll hear something. If I get dinged I'll be kinda upset given all of the positive promotional material I've gotten so far.

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Postby abbottsbar » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:48 am

thementor31337 wrote:I just saw they cashed my app fee check today so hopefully next week I'll hear something. If I get dinged I'll be kinda upset given all of the positive promotional material I've gotten so far.


Best of luck, and thank you for your service. Hopefully the Marine aspect will put you over the top.

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Re: University of Richmond c/o 2015 (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mcdeeremitch » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:00 am

Just got a phone call from the dean....IN!!! 154/3.19....nice safety for me

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Postby abbottsbar » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:56 am

mcdeeremitch wrote:Just got a phone call from the dean....IN!!! 154/3.19....nice safety for me


Richmond was your safety school with your numbers below the 25th for both GPA and LSAT??




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