William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby AP-375 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:58 am

goCATSgo wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
AP-375 wrote:Hey folks,
Current W&M 2L here. Happy to take questions here or via PM, just to help anyone out if you're evaluating W&M. Just trying to "pay it forward" after a lot of folks have helped me, etc.


Well I guess the #1 thing will be what would you say to people who are looking at both W&L and W&M and hope to not be in VA at end (for the sake of this question there are no other options and the person cannot retake and go to a different school). Thanks!



+1

Also, how are the job prospects if go to W&M but want to work in a different city (Boston, NYC, Chicago?)

Thanks!


I only know that it is doable. I do know someone going to Boston, who got there through their own hustle. The school also has a small Boston interview program, that I don't know much about. I really don't know much about Chicago, but the school did cancel its interview program there in the last couple years. New York on the other hand is the second most common state bar taken by W&M grads, and the New York interview program is both robust and successful, in my opinion.

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby racmyers23 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:13 pm

In with 30k. Got the call from the dean on Sunday. Pretty sure this is where I'll be going!
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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ks2499 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:21 pm

Just withdrew - good luck everyone! Hope this opens up a spot for someone still waiting.

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby JayJones78 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:22 pm

racmyers23 wrote:In with 30k. Got the call from the dean on Sunday. Pretty sure this is where I'll be going!

161/3.78


They called you on a Sunday? :shock:

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:25 pm

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby JayJones78 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:26 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
racmyers23 wrote:In with 30k. Got the call from the dean on Sunday. Pretty sure this is where I'll be going!

161/3.78


They called you on a Sunday? :shock:

Law schools are known to call at any time. As a lawyer you must be prepared for anything at anytime. So naturally you should expect the same as an applicant. I got a call at 3:32 am last night from a school.


Was it a booty call?

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:30 pm

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby teiswei » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:31 pm

JayJones78 wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:Law schools are known to call at any time. As a lawyer you must be prepared for anything at anytime. So naturally you should expect the same as an applicant. I got a call at 3:32 am last night from a school.


Was it a booty call?

I think of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0Hzoh6y6JQ

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby JayJones78 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:31 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
Was it a booty call?

It's was kinda just a drunken slur. Something along the lines of "you my boy. You my boy. I love you man. You've been admitted for fall 2013 with a 5k scholarship contingent on a 3.2 gpa. You have until Feb 1 to send your $150 seat deposit."


Sounds valid.

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nba101790 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:46 pm

Received a nice solicitous email this morning with some further information on the school. Frankly it hasn't been on my radar but I'm impressed with most everything besides the location. Hopefully I'm not too late in the game though.

3.6/164...competitive enough hopefully.

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby FallingHigher » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:44 pm

I got a little swag bag today with a key-chain, post-it notes, and some information.

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby talesofyore » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:14 am

So did anyone end up trying to negotiate for more merit aid?

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby tony2167 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:11 pm

racmyers23 wrote:In with 30k. Got the call from the dean on Sunday. Pretty sure this is where I'll be going!

161/3.78


30K/year or 30k total? Are you a URM?

I've been under review for more than 2 months now. I kind of want to withdraw my application just because the school is pissing me off at this point. I've already heard back from 12/13 schools I applied to.

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby lookingin » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:28 pm

talesofyore wrote:So did anyone end up trying to negotiate for more merit aid?


I did. I forwarded them my scholarship offers from UVA and Florida. I emailed the dean and literally 30 minutes later she emailed me right back increasing my offer. I have been so impressed with how prompt, attentive, and friendly W&M has been so far :)

I also got the key chain and notepad. First package of little goodies received from any of the law schools I've applied to so far.

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby lookingin » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:29 pm

tony2167 wrote:
racmyers23 wrote:In with 30k. Got the call from the dean on Sunday. Pretty sure this is where I'll be going!

161/3.78


30K/year or 30k total? Are you a URM?

I've been under review for more than 2 months now. I kind of want to withdraw my application just because the school is pissing me off at this point. I've already heard back from 12/13 schools I applied to.


Oh and I think it's really strange you haven't heard anything yet. I heard back after a week... If you don't mind me asking, are your numbers competitive? Maybe you should give them a call and see if they're waiting on something before deciding on your file?

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby FortunaGubernans » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:29 pm

lookingin wrote:
tony2167 wrote:
racmyers23 wrote:In with 30k. Got the call from the dean on Sunday. Pretty sure this is where I'll be going!

161/3.78


30K/year or 30k total? Are you a URM?

I've been under review for more than 2 months now. I kind of want to withdraw my application just because the school is pissing me off at this point. I've already heard back from 12/13 schools I applied to.


Oh and I think it's really strange you haven't heard anything yet. I heard back after a week... If you don't mind me asking, are your numbers competitive? Maybe you should give them a call and see if they're waiting on something before deciding on your file?


I didn't hear back for like three months and I eventually got in (with 13k/yr), so it may not be what you think. If you like the school you should just hold out.

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby JayJones78 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:41 pm

FortunaGubernans wrote:
lookingin wrote:
tony2167 wrote:
racmyers23 wrote:In with 30k. Got the call from the dean on Sunday. Pretty sure this is where I'll be going!

161/3.78


30K/year or 30k total? Are you a URM?

I've been under review for more than 2 months now. I kind of want to withdraw my application just because the school is pissing me off at this point. I've already heard back from 12/13 schools I applied to.


Oh and I think it's really strange you haven't heard anything yet. I heard back after a week... If you don't mind me asking, are your numbers competitive? Maybe you should give them a call and see if they're waiting on something before deciding on your file?


I didn't hear back for like three months and I eventually got in (with 13k/yr), so it may not be what you think. If you like the school you should just hold out.


I agree. I think just withdrawing becaused they are 'pissing you off' will accomplish nothing. They won't care and you will have one less option to choose from. If you already spent money (or even just a report fee) on them, what's the logic behind it?

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby talesofyore » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:11 pm

lookingin wrote:
talesofyore wrote:So did anyone end up trying to negotiate for more merit aid?


I did. I forwarded them my scholarship offers from UVA and Florida. I emailed the dean and literally 30 minutes later she emailed me right back increasing my offer. I have been so impressed with how prompt, attentive, and friendly W&M has been so far :)

I also got the key chain and notepad. First package of little goodies received from any of the law schools I've applied to so far.


Nice! What was your before and after?

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby lookingin » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:49 am

talesofyore wrote:
lookingin wrote:
talesofyore wrote:So did anyone end up trying to negotiate for more merit aid?


I did. I forwarded them my scholarship offers from UVA and Florida. I emailed the dean and literally 30 minutes later she emailed me right back increasing my offer. I have been so impressed with how prompt, attentive, and friendly W&M has been so far :)

I also got the key chain and notepad. First package of little goodies received from any of the law schools I've applied to so far.


Nice! What was your before and after?


15k per year to 20k per year. And all it took was like 30 minutes of my time. So that's another $15,000 towards law school :) I would suggest everyone try because there is nothing to lose and $ to gain!

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby talesofyore » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:35 am

lookingin wrote:
talesofyore wrote:
lookingin wrote:
talesofyore wrote:So did anyone end up trying to negotiate for more merit aid?


I did. I forwarded them my scholarship offers from UVA and Florida. I emailed the dean and literally 30 minutes later she emailed me right back increasing my offer. I have been so impressed with how prompt, attentive, and friendly W&M has been so far :)

I also got the key chain and notepad. First package of little goodies received from any of the law schools I've applied to so far.


Nice! What was your before and after?


15k per year to 20k per year. And all it took was like 30 minutes of my time. So that's another $15,000 towards law school :) I would suggest everyone try because there is nothing to lose and $ to gain!



Very nice!

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby racmyers23 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:42 pm

Nope! I'm not a URM, but my softs were quite strong, and I am an Alaskan resident which probably helps me out a lot since very very few Alaskans apply for schools not on the west coast. [quote="tony2167"][quote="racmyers23"]. Got the call from the dean on Sunday. Pretty sure this is where I'll be going!
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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby lampshade0520 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:21 pm

in via status checker. no phone call yet...wondering if they're going to throw me some $$$. went complete 1/25 lol

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Rolltide52 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:44 pm

Got an email of acceptance today... not very fun. I was hoping for a little suspense. Waking up to "You've been admitted to William and Mary" in the tagline isn't exactly exciting, but still stoked on it either way. Bummed I didn't get a scholarship offer though. Does anyone know if they wait for you to get other acceptances or something? At the risk of sounding arrogant I really expected a scholarship offer from them.

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dirtrida2 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:47 pm

Numbers you 2?

I wouldn't mind a PM if you don't want to share publicly, thanks!

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Re: William & Mary c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Ned Racine » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:50 pm

Rolltide52 wrote:Got an email of acceptance today... not very fun. I was hoping for a little suspense. Waking up to "You've been admitted to William and Mary" in the tagline isn't exactly exciting, but still stoked on it either way. Bummed I didn't get a scholarship offer though. Does anyone know if they wait for you to get other acceptances or something? At the risk of sounding arrogant I really expected a scholarship offer from them.


Scholarship info comes in the packet.




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