W&L c/o 2016

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sl5uw13
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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby sl5uw13 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:34 am

seancris wrote:What's the interview for? I haven't been asked to interview, as far as I know.

If it's for regular admissions, just the usual questions. Why the interest in law, Why W&L, maybe a few questions related to the honor code.

Best of luck.



I wasn't asked. I went and visited to get face time and they interview you when you visit campus

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby JXander » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:24 pm

The interview went relatively well, but there were definitely some tough and unexpected questions asked. Be sure you research the law school well and have a truly solid understanding of why you want to attend this one in particular.

Best of luck to you all.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby sl5uw13 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:27 pm

were you asked to interview?

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby dirtrida2 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:35 pm

With their increased selectivity this cycle do you guys think they are dropping class size or just waiting to see how many students with above median numbers admit?

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby Circlewave » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:07 am

this thread is flipping my stomach :(

sitting at a 163/3.5x...sounds like it's a flip of the coin at this point

those who were admitted/waitlisted, what were your softs like? i'm hoping mine could get me over the bubble, though they're no olympic athlete-caliber stuff

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby FallingHigher » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:13 am

Circlewave wrote:this thread is flipping my stomach :(

sitting at a 163/3.5x...sounds like it's a flip of the coin at this point

those who were admitted/waitlisted, what were your softs like? i'm hoping mine could get me over the bubble, though they're no olympic athlete-caliber stuff


I got waitlisted and I my softs entailed:

I started and ran a few school organizations
Speech and Debate team
presented research at conferences
minor work experience as RA
Other misc awards, leadership summits, etc.

Hope this helps and hope you fare better than I did!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:58 am

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby mh33 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:20 am

2012Lsatscore wrote:Just got the e-mail. My decision is today. Good luck everyone!


+1

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby FortunaGubernans » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:23 am

Happy Thursday :)

Good luck all!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby clyde13 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:10 pm

Me too!! So much for my finals studying. New plan for the day-- check email and status every 10 min...

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby booknook » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:12 pm

Ahh...still haven't gotten the email. Mine went under review Nov. 30th though, so I'm hoping that's why. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:29 pm

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby MJLE16 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:32 pm

Admitted via status checker---No email yet

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby clyde13 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:49 pm

In via email :)

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby seancris » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:27 pm

In via email. W&L was my top choice for months, feels good to finally be admitted.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby mh33 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:32 pm

In via status checker.

Anyone else looked at W & L's employment statistics? I was expecting much better from a school ranked #24. Do people have any more insight to share?

Also, anyone know if we will be receiving merit info in this first admission packet?
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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby ashockofpink » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:41 pm

In :) congrats to all other admits!!!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby jaysgirl42671 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:41 pm

Congrats everyone!! Looks like this was a good day so far.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby seancris » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:41 pm

mh33 wrote:In via status checker.

Anyone else looked at W & L's employment statistics? I was expecting much better from a school ranked #24. Do people have any more insight to share?


No insight here, just rampant speculation. One person essential equals roughly one percent at W&L, so a very small amount of otherwise qualified folks deciding to pursue non-legal careers could take the number down from 60 to 55 percent employment. There might also be very limited networking opportunities in Lexington, which is one of my top concerns.

Realistically though, I think that W&L is over-ranked at the moment. Two years ago I think it was ranked in the mid-thirties, which is likely more appropriate. And I would speculate that the medians dropped last year due to the over-enrollment (lots of 3.6/160 types were admitted with schollies and attended last cycle based on LSN and TLS), so they may very well be headed for a correction in the rankings.

I'd be surprised if W&L is ranked higher than 30 or the very high 20's when the new rankings come out. Once W&L is back ranked amongst peer schools at #30 or so, the employment numbers will make more sense. I'd consider it a peer with W&M, and the employment numbers are practically identical.

Not knocking the school, I love W&L, just nerding out about law school rankings. :lol:

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby anteater1 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:22 pm

Admitted via email.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby talesofyore » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:35 pm

seancris wrote:
mh33 wrote:In via status checker.

Anyone else looked at W & L's employment statistics? I was expecting much better from a school ranked #24. Do people have any more insight to share?


No insight here, just rampant speculation. One person essential equals roughly one percent at W&L, so a very small amount of otherwise qualified folks deciding to pursue non-legal careers could take the number down from 60 to 55 percent employment. There might also be very limited networking opportunities in Lexington, which is one of my top concerns.

Realistically though, I think that W&L is over-ranked at the moment. Two years ago I think it was ranked in the mid-thirties, which is likely more appropriate. And I would speculate that the medians dropped last year due to the over-enrollment (lots of 3.6/160 types were admitted with schollies and attended last cycle based on LSN and TLS), so they may very well be headed for a correction in the rankings.

I'd be surprised if W&L is ranked higher than 30 or the very high 20's when the new rankings come out. Once W&L is back ranked amongst peer schools at #30 or so, the employment numbers will make more sense. I'd consider it a peer with W&M, and the employment numbers are practically identical.

Not knocking the school, I love W&L, just nerding out about law school rankings. :lol:


What do you think caused it to rise so rapidly in the rankings? I've been trying to figure that out.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby seancris » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:41 pm

talesofyore wrote:
seancris wrote:No insight here, just rampant speculation. One person essential equals roughly one percent at W&L, so a very small amount of otherwise qualified folks deciding to pursue non-legal careers could take the number down from 60 to 55 percent employment. There might also be very limited networking opportunities in Lexington, which is one of my top concerns.

Realistically though, I think that W&L is over-ranked at the moment. Two years ago I think it was ranked in the mid-thirties, which is likely more appropriate. And I would speculate that the medians dropped last year due to the over-enrollment (lots of 3.6/160 types were admitted with schollies and attended last cycle based on LSN and TLS), so they may very well be headed for a correction in the rankings.

I'd be surprised if W&L is ranked higher than 30 or the very high 20's when the new rankings come out. Once W&L is back ranked amongst peer schools at #30 or so, the employment numbers will make more sense. I'd consider it a peer with W&M, and the employment numbers are practically identical.

Not knocking the school, I love W&L, just nerding out about law school rankings. :lol:


What do you think caused it to rise so rapidly in the rankings? I've been trying to figure that out.


I think W&L was tied with a bunch of schools for #30 last year. And if you'd otherwise be part of a tie, you only have to gain a single point in the rating system to move up a bunch of spots. So W&L realistically only had to gain one point or so in the USNWR rating system to jump from 30 to 24.

Conversely, W&M had a bad year for employment last year and was bumped down from #28 or so to #35. Seems like a big jump, but it's only a one point drop in the rating system and likely isn't indicative of any long-term movement in either direction.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby JXander » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:24 pm

sl5uw13 wrote:were you asked to interview?

Not directly, no. I was reading my waitlist letter and it said that they encourage an interview for waitlisted applicants. So I scheduled the interview with them and they replied rather promptly.

It was definitely a good idea, but a couple of their questions were a little tricky. Good luck to anyone who decides to take part in this.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby FallingHigher » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:03 pm

JakeAsch wrote:
sl5uw13 wrote:were you asked to interview?

Not directly, no. I was reading my waitlist letter and it said that they encourage an interview for waitlisted applicants. So I scheduled the interview with them and they replied rather promptly.

It was definitely a good idea, but a couple of their questions were a little tricky. Good luck to anyone who decides to take part in this.


Any specific advice about the interview? I am planning on scheduling one after finals week.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby JXander » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:07 pm

FallingHigher wrote:
JakeAsch wrote:
sl5uw13 wrote:were you asked to interview?

Not directly, no. I was reading my waitlist letter and it said that they encourage an interview for waitlisted applicants. So I scheduled the interview with them and they replied rather promptly.

It was definitely a good idea, but a couple of their questions were a little tricky. Good luck to anyone who decides to take part in this.


Any specific advice about the interview? I am planning on scheduling one after finals week.

Yes: be sure to research the school and be very specific as to why you would like to attend W&L should you be admitted.




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