Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

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Charlindrea
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Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby Charlindrea » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:02 pm

Anyone else still waiting for a response from Samford?

Anyone get in and want to share their scholarship numbers?

JerichoJohnny
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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby JerichoJohnny » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:57 pm

I'm in. My understanding is that few, if any, admitted individuals can share their scholarship numbers right now. For me, at least, I have been told I will not hear back until later in March and to even get to that point I had to attend a scholarship interview day that was mostly a sales pitch, but with a personal interview mixed in.

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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby JerichoJohnny » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:36 pm

I will say that after actually visiting Samford Law (I got the feeling they really prefer the Cumberland brand actually, and who can blame them?) the school moved up a lot on my list. It's got a small atmosphere that feels like it would be tight-knit, and the overall campus is beautiful (though not breathtaking or anything) and in one of Alabama's best areas for work AND play.

I have read and heard they place decently in their region of Alabama (competing with UA's grads however) and maybe a select few can go to bigger markets, namely Atlanta.

The law school's facilities were less impressive, but the library was a nice three-story open area. It looks like Samford provides everything you would need to be successful.

All considered, I could definitely see myself at Samford, but not without some serious scholarship money. It's just too small and regional to pay such a high sticker. At this point I think that if for some reason I decide to bite the bullet and go to an extremely expensive school, it might as well be Miami, as it is much higher ranked and in my home state (the latter being more important).

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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby arigoldwannabe » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:44 pm

Charlindrea wrote:Anyone else still waiting for a response from Samford?

Anyone get in and want to share their scholarship numbers?


Last year, I got 75% w/ a 159 3.6.

Hlstaggs
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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby Hlstaggs » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:42 pm

I have my SCI interview for a scholarship this Thursday. I'm hoping to get more than St. Louis gave me.......they offered me half tuition.

JerichoJohnny
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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby JerichoJohnny » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:22 pm

Good luck. There's really nothing to it other than a personal interview with an alum and a faculty member.

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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby law900 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:37 pm

Has anyone been taken off the waitlist yet?

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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby ser983 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:01 pm

I've been on the waitlist since 5/30 and haven't been informed of a final decision yet. I expect to hear something in July. I sent a LOCI and requested via e-mail (last Thursday) to schedule a tour/meeting with an admissions officer and have yet to receive a reply about that.

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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby law900 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:54 pm

do you think they are still taking people off the waitlist?

ser983
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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby ser983 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:58 am

I'm sure they are. The e-mail I received from them on 5/30 said that decisions will be made up until early August.

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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby abc12345675 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:00 am

JerichoJohnny wrote:I will say that after actually visiting Samford Law (I got the feeling they really prefer the Cumberland brand actually, and who can blame them?) the school moved up a lot on my list. It's got a small atmosphere that feels like it would be tight-knit, and the overall campus is beautiful (though not breathtaking or anything) and in one of Alabama's best areas for work AND play.

I have read and heard they place decently in their region of Alabama (competing with UA's grads however) and maybe a select few can go to bigger markets, namely Atlanta.

The law school's facilities were less impressive, but the library was a nice three-story open area. It looks like Samford provides everything you would need to be successful.

All considered, I could definitely see myself at Samford, but not without some serious scholarship money. It's just too small and regional to pay such a high sticker. At this point I think that if for some reason I decide to bite the bullet and go to an extremely expensive school, it might as well be Miami, as it is much higher ranked and in my home state (the latter being more important).


I had a professor at NYU undergrad who was a proud Cumberland grad. Tried pushing it on me, actually. Had nothing but good things to say.

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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby law900 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:04 pm

I am starting to worry it's getting too late for the Waitlist

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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby ser983 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:08 pm

I don't think it's too late. I just think they're waiting to see how many people are going to withdraw. They may not make offers until August.

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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby ser983 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:15 pm

Anyone on the waitlist heard anything final from Admissions yet? Also, does anyone know about scholarship $$ for applicants admitted off the waitlist?

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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby hopefulforthebest » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:32 pm

In off the waitlist.

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Re: Samford (Cumberland School of Law) 2012 applicants

Postby ser983 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:16 pm

Would you mind sharing your numbers and when you submitted your application? Also, did you have any contact with the admissions office while you were waiting? Did they offer you any scholarship money? Thanks!




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