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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby kjones0127 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:02 pm

zoomzoom88 wrote:In via phone call today


Congrats! :mrgreen:

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby kjones0127 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:27 pm

And I got an email from admissions with scholarship info around 3 PM EST.
Just to let everybody know that they're starting to release that info.

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby joshuajsmith » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:47 pm

I got a waitlist email around 10:30 am. Was previously a "hold."

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby msowins » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:30 pm

joshuajsmith wrote:I got a waitlist email around 10:30 am. Was previously a "hold."


Same here! Pretty disappointed, I assumed I would get in...Guess you never can really assume.

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby zoomzoom88 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:44 pm

20000 a yr

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby OscarVeal » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:47 pm

zoomzoom88 wrote:20000 a yr


Did you get that info via email or snail mail?

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby zoomzoom88 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:50 pm

Email

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby magp90 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:36 am

Been under review since 12/21... Hopefully soon...

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby phlmar » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:01 am

fingers crossed for some movement today.

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby elc414 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:15 pm

In via phone call today! Woo!

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby cartejul » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:58 pm

Accepted via phone call today!

158/3.36/non URM
Applied 12/21, complete 1/3

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby magp90 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:40 pm

In via phone this morning!

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scaredredpanda
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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby scaredredpanda » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:14 pm

Congrats to all the new admits!

I got my scholly offer emailed to me yesterday. $30K/year with a 2.0 GPA requirement. I would also be matched with a faculty and an alumni mentor in the area of law in the area of law in which I am interested. Also, guaranteed registration in certain specialty courses. I think that the mentor and guaranteed registration sound like great opportunities, and they are unique among my law school offers thus far, but I would still be paying almost $10K/year in tuition. After getting a full ride from Penn State and almost full rides from Wake and William and Mary, I don't know if Villanova would be worth the extra money.

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby beach_terror » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:54 pm

scaredredpanda wrote:Congrats to all the new admits!

I got my scholly offer emailed to me yesterday. $30K/year with a 2.0 GPA requirement. I would also be matched with a faculty and an alumni mentor in the area of law in the area of law in which I am interested. Also, guaranteed registration in certain specialty courses. I think that the mentor and guaranteed registration sound like great opportunities, and they are unique among my law school offers thus far, but I would still be paying almost $10K/year in tuition. After getting a full ride from Penn State and almost full rides from Wake and William and Mary, I don't know if Villanova would be worth the extra money.

It's not. Either get a full ride or go elsewhere.

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby elc414 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:57 pm

beach_terror wrote:
scaredredpanda wrote:Congrats to all the new admits!

I got my scholly offer emailed to me yesterday. $30K/year with a 2.0 GPA requirement. I would also be matched with a faculty and an alumni mentor in the area of law in the area of law in which I am interested. Also, guaranteed registration in certain specialty courses. I think that the mentor and guaranteed registration sound like great opportunities, and they are unique among my law school offers thus far, but I would still be paying almost $10K/year in tuition. After getting a full ride from Penn State and almost full rides from Wake and William and Mary, I don't know if Villanova would be worth the extra money.

It's not. Either get a full ride or go elsewhere.


Honest question, is this still the case if Scaredredpanda knows they want to work in Philly?

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby beach_terror » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:32 am

elc414 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
scaredredpanda wrote:Congrats to all the new admits!

I got my scholly offer emailed to me yesterday. $30K/year with a 2.0 GPA requirement. I would also be matched with a faculty and an alumni mentor in the area of law in the area of law in which I am interested. Also, guaranteed registration in certain specialty courses. I think that the mentor and guaranteed registration sound like great opportunities, and they are unique among my law school offers thus far, but I would still be paying almost $10K/year in tuition. After getting a full ride from Penn State and almost full rides from Wake and William and Mary, I don't know if Villanova would be worth the extra money.

It's not. Either get a full ride or go elsewhere.


Honest question, is this still the case if Scaredredpanda knows they want to work in Philly?

If he/she has strong ties to Philly, then yeah. If not, then coming to Philly may not be the best idea anyway.

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby scaredredpanda » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:42 pm

beach_terror wrote:
elc414 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
scaredredpanda wrote:Congrats to all the new admits!

I got my scholly offer emailed to me yesterday. $30K/year with a 2.0 GPA requirement. I would also be matched with a faculty and an alumni mentor in the area of law in the area of law in which I am interested. Also, guaranteed registration in certain specialty courses. I think that the mentor and guaranteed registration sound like great opportunities, and they are unique among my law school offers thus far, but I would still be paying almost $10K/year in tuition. After getting a full ride from Penn State and almost full rides from Wake and William and Mary, I don't know if Villanova would be worth the extra money.

It's not. Either get a full ride or go elsewhere.


Honest question, is this still the case if Scaredredpanda knows they want to work in Philly?

If he/she has strong ties to Philly, then yeah. If not, then coming to Philly may not be the best idea anyway.


I've been working in Philly for 3.5 years and have lived here for 7.5 years including UG, so my strongest connection is with my current employer (a federal agency), where I am a paralegal. I would like to return to my current employer as an attorney after I finish law school, and my employer has implied that this would be possible as long as I meet their GPA requirement, do internships, and there is funding to hire me. I also have some connections to attorneys in private practice and to the Philly DA's office, so if the job I want doesn't work out, I could probably find some other type of employment. My main concern is avoiding a ton of debt since my employer doesn't offer loan repayment. I am also considering attending Temple in the evening and working part-time, but I have to see if Temple offers me any money. If not, I may try to negotiate with Villanova to see if they'll increase my scholarship. I really have no desire to leave PA for law school.

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby magp90 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:47 pm

In with the Dean's Merit Scholarship (full tuition for three years; 2.0 stip)!

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby elc414 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:04 pm

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby beach_terror » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:10 pm

scaredredpanda wrote:I've been working in Philly for 3.5 years and have lived here for 7.5 years including UG, so my strongest connection is with my current employer (a federal agency), where I am a paralegal. I would like to return to my current employer as an attorney after I finish law school, and my employer has implied that this would be possible as long as I meet their GPA requirement, do internships, and there is funding to hire me. I also have some connections to attorneys in private practice and to the Philly DA's office, so if the job I want doesn't work out, I could probably find some other type of employment. My main concern is avoiding a ton of debt since my employer doesn't offer loan repayment. I am also considering attending Temple in the evening and working part-time, but I have to see if Temple offers me any money. If not, I may try to negotiate with Villanova to see if they'll increase my scholarship. I really have no desire to leave PA for law school.

Yeah then those are significant ties. I went straight through but have lived in the area my entire life. Ties are important, and a lot of class mates had trouble at OCI and on interviews trying to articulate why they want to be in Philly.

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby magp90 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:25 pm

elc414 wrote:
magp90 wrote:In with the Dean's Merit Scholarship (full tuition for three years; 2.0 stip)!


Congrats! I just got the e-mail as well! Yay Nova! :)


Thank you!! Congratulations to you too!

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby elc414 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:37 pm

beach_terror wrote:
scaredredpanda wrote:I've been working in Philly for 3.5 years and have lived here for 7.5 years including UG, so my strongest connection is with my current employer (a federal agency), where I am a paralegal. I would like to return to my current employer as an attorney after I finish law school, and my employer has implied that this would be possible as long as I meet their GPA requirement, do internships, and there is funding to hire me. I also have some connections to attorneys in private practice and to the Philly DA's office, so if the job I want doesn't work out, I could probably find some other type of employment. My main concern is avoiding a ton of debt since my employer doesn't offer loan repayment. I am also considering attending Temple in the evening and working part-time, but I have to see if Temple offers me any money. If not, I may try to negotiate with Villanova to see if they'll increase my scholarship. I really have no desire to leave PA for law school.

Yeah then those are significant ties. I went straight through but have lived in the area my entire life. Ties are important, and a lot of class mates had trouble at OCI and on interviews trying to articulate why they want to be in Philly.



Thanks for the response ScaredRedPanda and Beach_Terror. I'm Philly born and raised and also have been working in the area for five years. I'm accepted to a T20, with a good chance for a few more acceptances in the T30 range. But I really want to be in Philly, which is why I asked.

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby beach_terror » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:43 pm

elc414 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
scaredredpanda wrote:I've been working in Philly for 3.5 years and have lived here for 7.5 years including UG, so my strongest connection is with my current employer (a federal agency), where I am a paralegal. I would like to return to my current employer as an attorney after I finish law school, and my employer has implied that this would be possible as long as I meet their GPA requirement, do internships, and there is funding to hire me. I also have some connections to attorneys in private practice and to the Philly DA's office, so if the job I want doesn't work out, I could probably find some other type of employment. My main concern is avoiding a ton of debt since my employer doesn't offer loan repayment. I am also considering attending Temple in the evening and working part-time, but I have to see if Temple offers me any money. If not, I may try to negotiate with Villanova to see if they'll increase my scholarship. I really have no desire to leave PA for law school.

Yeah then those are significant ties. I went straight through but have lived in the area my entire life. Ties are important, and a lot of class mates had trouble at OCI and on interviews trying to articulate why they want to be in Philly.



Thanks for the response ScaredRedPanda and Beach_Terror. I'm Philly born and raised and also have been working in the area for five years. I'm accepted to a T20, with a good chance for a few more acceptances in the T30 range. But I really want to be in Philly, which is why I asked.

I'm a 3L here right now and things are very bad for anyone not in the top 15-20% of the class. No signs of improvement either, so don't bank on it. By very bad, I mean likely/high-likely of no legal employment at graduation. There are 220 kids in my class, that's something like 175 not getting a job in the legal industry when we walk. Just as a preface, nobody outside of that class rank range, AFAIK, is getting interviews. Maybe 30 or 40 will snag something after graduation, but that's still a lot of unemployed/not employed in law. If you want to work in Philly, going elsewhere and maintaining ties might be a smart thing to consider.

I'm not trying to be doomy/gloomy - just trying to let you all know what it's like right now. I don't want to bog down the thread with everyone being excited, so you all are free to PM to follow up if you're so inclined. FWIW, there's a 90% chance I'll be employed at graduation.

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby elc414 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:39 am

beach_terror wrote:I'm a 3L here right now and things are very bad for anyone not in the top 15-20% of the class. No signs of improvement either, so don't bank on it. By very bad, I mean likely/high-likely of no legal employment at graduation. There are 220 kids in my class, that's something like 175 not getting a job in the legal industry when we walk. Just as a preface, nobody outside of that class rank range, AFAIK, is getting interviews. Maybe 30 or 40 will snag something after graduation, but that's still a lot of unemployed/not employed in law. If you want to work in Philly, going elsewhere and maintaining ties might be a smart thing to consider.

I'm not trying to be doomy/gloomy - just trying to let you all know what it's like right now. I don't want to bog down the thread with everyone being excited, so you all are free to PM to follow up if you're so inclined. FWIW, there's a 90% chance I'll be employed at graduation.


PMing you.

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Re: Villanova 2016

Postby penguinbrah » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:38 pm

161/3.8 ...waitlisted lol




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