DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CPM723 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:47 pm

nickjive wrote:Not yet. I heard the facilities were not the greatest...


But I also heard they were renovated? I am interested to see how I do with scholarship, and see if it sways me from Loyola.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby puremorning » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:54 am

Got official acceptance in the mail last night with a $25k scholarship offer. Gave me more than John Marshall, made me pretty happy.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CPM723 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:56 am

That's awesome. Way to go. I'm really hoping mine comes today.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby puremorning » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:11 am

CPM723 wrote:That's awesome. Way to go. I'm really hoping mine comes today.


Thanks! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CPM723 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:04 am

Appreciate it. Did DePaul move up on your list after that?

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby puremorning » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:36 am

CPM723 wrote:Appreciate it. Did DePaul move up on your list after that?


It definitely did. I went to Lolla this summer and walked past the building so many times and my bf fell in love with Chicago. I really want to be somewhere that I have friends and family, and Chicago fits that bill. It's also a major US city that I haven't lived in, and I love jumping around and trying new places. I was freaking out about the job market but then my bf reminded me that I will have an LSW so I can always use that as a backup. Who wouldn't hire a social worker with a JD?!

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CPM723 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:43 am

Yeah. That's a great combo. I'm pretty confident I'm going to end up in Chicago, just don't know what school yet.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby puremorning » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:55 am

CPM723 wrote:Yeah. That's a great combo. I'm pretty confident I'm going to end up in Chicago, just don't know what school yet.


Same. Even though I've only had 2 acceptances, it's looking much better than staying in the Cleveland area.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CPM723 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:09 pm

Where else have you been accepted?

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby puremorning » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:11 pm

John Marshall. Figured I'd look at it. Of course DePaul offered me more money and the stipulations aren't as stringent, AND DePaul is a better school, so it kind of knocks John Marshall off the list.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CPM723 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:20 pm

Yeah definitely. I just want to see movement from Loyola.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby puremorning » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:32 pm

Same. They said mid-November, we've passed that point. Hopefully any day now...

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CPM723 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:34 pm

Yeah, but getting the DePaul packet will help me forget for a little.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby puremorning » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:36 pm

It does help! I just sat there and poked through it for awhile last night. It also wouldn't fit in my mailbox so it sat on the floor for all my neighbors to see :-) Since we got acceptances the same day I'm sure you'll be getting it soon.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CPM723 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:37 pm

Yeah, I had it sent to my house so I'll have to wait a few days, but I'd love to see the scholarship info. Today will be the two weeks they mentioned on the dot.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby mrtoren » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:39 pm

I wouldn't worry too much about the facilities. As long as there is a desk, a chair, and a power outlet for my computer, I'll be satisfied. The important thing to consider is the employment data. Last year, DePaul reported a median PP salary of $66,500. That seems low compared to its competitors...but DePaul had a shockingly high salary response rate of 76%. Kent only managed to get 48% of grads to report salaries and Loyola received 29%. I think its a fair assumption to say that those with higher salaries are much more likely to report them, so schools with lower response rates may not be portraying accurate statistics. DePaul's placement seems sound, but no guarantees exist. Its a tough call. Do you guys have connections that could land you a job? Or will you be applying on your own?
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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CPM723 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:42 pm

I agree with that info. However, I am not looking for BigLaw. My goal is to find a job as an ADA. I have some connections in Chicago, but also have fallback options in TX and NY.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby puremorning » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:11 pm

I'm not looking for BigLaw either, of course that's where my connections lie. Oh well. I'm hoping to end up in prosecution.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CPM723 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:00 pm

Just got the packet. 60k over 3 years. Same stipulations as everyone else.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby nickjive » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:10 pm

CPM723 wrote:Just got the packet. 60k over 3 years. Same stipulations as everyone else.


Congrats!

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CPM723 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:12 pm

Thanks! Their new GPA stipulations are a really encouraging sign. I will definitely have to check out the school soon.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby mrtoren » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:28 pm

I think I'm going this coming Wednesday, 11/23. I'll update you guys with my impressions of the facilities afterwards. Congrats CPM!

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby CPM723 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:52 pm

Thanks! Yeah, please do. I would love to hear how they match up to my expectations.

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby mattviphky » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:32 pm

so what is a 3.2 at depaul? what does that stip mean, top half, top third?

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Re: DePaul 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby puremorning » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:58 pm

CPM723 wrote:Just got the packet. 60k over 3 years. Same stipulations as everyone else.


Congrats! Yeah, the stipulations are really appealing. Could be a deal maker, but I still want to hear from some others and go look.




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