University of Maryland c/o 2016

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby muskies970 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:47 pm

hoogs23 wrote:which school do people think is the best to negotiate against maryland with?


Probably any other T1.

Although Baltimore is much lower in the rankings they are the only other law school in Maryland and that may help?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby Wyse » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:27 pm

Was anyone in this thread waitlisted last cycle but released once the school year began? Curious to see if any of you got in or were waitlisted a second time. I was waitlisted last cycle but haven't heard anything since I submitted in November.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby hoogs23 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:43 pm

Wyse wrote:Was anyone in this thread waitlisted last cycle but released once the school year began? Curious to see if any of you got in or were waitlisted a second time. I was waitlisted last cycle but haven't heard anything since I submitted in November.


just curious, did you retake or do anything else to improve your app from last year?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby Wyse » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:36 pm

Yeah I retook but don't think it will help much. I applied in March last time which is extremely late of course. Not getting rejected was a victory for me because my numbers are middle of the road. The other two schools that waitlisted me let me in but Maryland is really making me sweat.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby hoogs23 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:39 pm

they have been slow but im thinking yours is longer than usual

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby h2oplyer7 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:58 pm

Hey guys. Sorry I've been kinda busy. I applied to 23 different schools with the intention of going to the highest ranked school I got into with the most money. I graduated undergrad in 2003 and have a pretty decent resume. That said I was originally Waitlisted at Maryland. They accepted me in April with no money. I decided in June not to go to Maryland since I received more money elsewhere. I called to withdraw and left a message. I was called the next day with a very generous offer though not a full scholarship. They gave me 48 hours to think it over. However the next day they called and offered me a full scholly. I was very surprised.

The important thing to realize is that school applications are way down this year and schools are desperate to keep their LSAT medians. I say this because law school is a massive investment and if you are going to do it you should be smart about it. I got the money I believe because they were desperate last summer to maintain their LSAT median. I only had a 162 but that was enough. There are plenty of smart and great students here so have much higher scores than I but they did not negotiate.

Maryland is a great school but obviously it is not Yale. Therefore, if Yale charges over 45k for tuition a year you should figure every other school should cost less due to opportunity loss. Every one of you need to figure out how much you are willing to go in debt to be a lawyer knowing most new lawyers don't have jobs. I set my number at no debt from tuition, and to live thriftily.

Anyways, I will try to write more later if you have more questions. It's a tough market out there according to my friends who are lawyers. Being 150k in debt with a 43% chance of landing a legal job (ex Maryland - though everyone is equally as bad outside the top 20 and some worse) is too big a risk to me. Heck I don't even think Yale is worth 220k they say it costs. Go where you get money.

All that said I do love Maryland.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby muskies970 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:29 pm

I just received an e-mail about interviewing for a financial aid award with Maryland, is this new this year?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby slawww » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:37 pm

muskies970 wrote:I just received an e-mail about interviewing for a financial aid award with Maryland, is this new this year?


I read through last year's thread and it seems like they did this last year, too.

Did the e-mail seem generic or did it look like it was personally sent to you?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby WisemanAEKDB » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:10 pm

muskies970 wrote:I just received an e-mail about interviewing for a financial aid award with Maryland, is this new this year?


I just got that email as well. My numbers are good enough to get merit based, so I don't think it's too much of a form email. That being said, I'm stoked to get an interview!

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby slawww » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:56 pm

No email for me :(

I spoke with admissions last week, and they told me to expect an email this week regarding scholly info. Kinda disappointed since it's pretty much 5 and still no email.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby Granfalloon12 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:11 pm

I got the email too. I'm only 10 minutes away so it'll be easy -- I wasn't expecting anything substantial (they seem a little stingy in past years) but if they offer me something nice Maryland will definitely hop up my list of schools.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby hoogs23 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:55 pm

i got the email too. do you think it would hurt to do the interview through a webcam? (i am about 3 hours away and i still have classes)

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby espressocream » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:19 pm

No email for me either. Frantically checked spam/trash. :|

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby Granfalloon12 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:44 pm

Scheduled my interview for next Monday... curious to hear how others' went!

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby lookingin » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:23 pm

I also got an email invite to interview for scholarships. I have a full schedule though from 8 to 5 and can't interview in their timeframe :/ I also think Maryland's poor legal employment stats and declining bar passage rates are a little concerning and I have other offers on the table, so I just emailed them notice that I'd like to withdraw my app... Hopefully that opens a seat and some money up for others :) Good luck all!

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby sergiokun16 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:41 pm

Second UR today. THose already accepted, how many changes in date for UR did you get before hearing a decision?

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby SoJerz13 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:14 pm

Updated to my third UR date today

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby zbenson » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:16 pm

sergiokun16 wrote:Second UR today. THose already accepted, how many changes in date for UR did you get before hearing a decision?


+1 UR #2 as of today

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby nmlf16 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:15 pm

zbenson wrote:
sergiokun16 wrote:Second UR today. THose already accepted, how many changes in date for UR did you get before hearing a decision?


+1 UR #2 as of today


Same.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby espressocream » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:52 pm

Called admissions to find out about ASW (reimbursements and what not)-- they told me they're planning right now and that I'd have to wait for more emails -- it's in about a month and I'm kind of panicking.


To those UR, I never really checked my status -- I also received a decision within two weeks (though I'm 50% LSAT, below 25% gpa). You'll hear soon enough! Hopefully all good news :)

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby WisemanAEKDB » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:45 pm

Scholly interview Friday. Better brush up on my Skype skills. Maybe I'll introduce my cat to the dean.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby dynamic28 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:56 am

What do you guys think of their ATL profile? I was really surprised no student or alumni gave them an "A" in anything. Are there any current students or alumni on this board that had a *positive* experience at Maryland?

http://abovethelaw.com/schools/universi ... yland-law/

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby CAteacherguy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:17 am

I'm wondering what's up with UMd's scholarship interviewing situation. I received the when-can-you-interview-for-a-merit-scholarship email about a week and a half ago and responded quickly and enthusiastically with several days/times. The day after I responded, I received an email thanking me for sending my availability and telling me that they'll be in touch shortly to schedule the interview. I haven't heard anything from them since then and it's been nine days (and I've been checking my spam folder religiously, so I know nothing from them ended up there). My stats are pretty far above median (LSAT several points above 75%ile and uGPA at median).

Anyone have any insight or ideas/suggestions?

-CAtg

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby h2oplyer7 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:29 am

I like Maryland, but I have to admit I scored Maryland between a C+ and B on ATL. Overall, it is a good school, but I am mainly disappointed in student services and the area the law school is in.

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Re: University of Maryland c/o 2016

Postby hoogs23 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:24 pm

Has anyone done the interview over skype yet? I have mine this afternoon, and want to know if there is any tips or anything I should know




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