Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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Moonlight
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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moonlight » Fri May 02, 2014 8:29 pm

My committee date changed once. It went from Complete to In Committee to Admitted.

Basically they are waiting to see who has committed and who hasn't. I know one wave had their deadline on May 1st to deposit. So now that people have either accepted their spot or denied it, they will move down the list and accept the next best candidate I would imagine.

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby missjables16 » Fri May 02, 2014 9:08 pm

Moonlight wrote:My committee date changed once. It went from Complete to In Committee to Admitted.

Basically they are waiting to see who has committed and who hasn't. I know one wave had their deadline on May 1st to deposit. So now that people have either accepted their spot or denied it, they will move down the list and accept the next best candidate I would imagine.


Thanks Moonlight!

I just finished lurking through older threads, specifically the posts at the end of each cycle and it appears SCU is notoriously slow. One poster waited 7 months for a WL decision! Absolutely ridiculous.

Would it be wrong to let this admissions process sway my overall opinion of this school? Cause right now it totally is!!

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby DerekZoolander » Sat May 03, 2014 1:55 am

missjables16 wrote:
Moonlight wrote:My committee date changed once. It went from Complete to In Committee to Admitted.

Basically they are waiting to see who has committed and who hasn't. I know one wave had their deadline on May 1st to deposit. So now that people have either accepted their spot or denied it, they will move down the list and accept the next best candidate I would imagine.


Thanks Moonlight!

I just finished lurking through older threads, specifically the posts at the end of each cycle and it appears SCU is notoriously slow. One poster waited 7 months for a WL decision! Absolutely ridiculous.

Would it be wrong to let this admissions process sway my overall opinion of this school? Cause right now it totally is!!


While Admissions Committees change in composition and positioning across schools, it seems to me that they're generally pretty "external" in comparison to the rest of the school. Think of them as similar to a sales department at a company, which are also pretty much "on an island" away from the rest of the team. The average faculty member who will be actually educating you has little to no contact or relation to the admissions people.

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moonlight » Sat May 03, 2014 6:54 pm

missjables16 wrote:
Moonlight wrote:My committee date changed once. It went from Complete to In Committee to Admitted.

Basically they are waiting to see who has committed and who hasn't. I know one wave had their deadline on May 1st to deposit. So now that people have either accepted their spot or denied it, they will move down the list and accept the next best candidate I would imagine.


Thanks Moonlight!

I just finished lurking through older threads, specifically the posts at the end of each cycle and it appears SCU is notoriously slow. One poster waited 7 months for a WL decision! Absolutely ridiculous.

Would it be wrong to let this admissions process sway my overall opinion of this school? Cause right now it totally is!!


You're welcome! And I agree with the poster above. They're a pretty separate department from the rest of the school. It is easy to feel swayed by it but still leaves a bad taste in one's mouth.

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby paayter » Sat May 03, 2014 7:12 pm

Is this school good?

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moonlight » Sat May 03, 2014 10:18 pm

paayter wrote:Is this school good?


In what sense? Be more specific.

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby jstellini » Wed May 07, 2014 12:34 pm

anyone heard anything last couple of weeks regarding an exact decision date?

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby cherrytee » Wed May 07, 2014 11:25 pm

For scholarships and scholarship bumps, who in the deans and admins' office did you guys email?

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moonlight » Fri May 09, 2014 5:23 pm

cherrytee wrote:For scholarships and scholarship bumps, who in the deans and admins' office did you guys email?


No use. You won't get anything unless you're overqualified to be at their school to begin with and by a large margin.

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby laurvb » Mon May 12, 2014 4:25 pm

Been " In Committee" for a while now... I need to deposit to my other schools by May 29th-June 1st so I hope I get a decision soon!

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moonlight » Mon May 12, 2014 5:28 pm

laurvb wrote:Been " In Committee" for a while now... I need to deposit to my other schools by May 29th-June 1st so I hope I get a decision soon!


What schools you considering?

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby laurvb » Tue May 13, 2014 1:13 am

Moonlight wrote:
laurvb wrote:Been " In Committee" for a while now... I need to deposit to my other schools by May 29th-June 1st so I hope I get a decision soon!


What schools you considering?


Well I live in NY so I'm basically torn geographically... Right now I'm between Stetson & South Carolina as they offered me decent amounts of $$ and cost of living is a lot less expensive than up here. I have a job lined up here after graduation, but I went to undergrad in NY and I'm simply dying to get out. At the same time, I can't justify graduating with over 150k in debt especially if I already have a plan after graduation.

On that note, California is looking very appealing! I applied at Southwestern and San Diego, but pretty late in the process so I'm waiting on them as well.

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moonlight » Tue May 13, 2014 10:57 am

laurvb wrote:Well I live in NY so I'm basically torn geographically... Right now I'm between Stetson & South Carolina as they offered me decent amounts of $$ and cost of living is a lot less expensive than up here. I have a job lined up here after graduation, but I went to undergrad in NY and I'm simply dying to get out. At the same time, I can't justify graduating with over 150k in debt especially if I already have a plan after graduation.

On that note, California is looking very appealing! I applied at Southwestern and San Diego, but pretty late in the process so I'm waiting on them as well.


You have a job for post law school graduation lined up there already? If that's the case it may be worth it to go to a school in that area. But I suppose it depends on where you want to practice ultimately. I don't know much about Stetson and South Carolina but I'm guessing they're regional schools as well?

Southwestern isn't worth attending just fyi. San Diego is arguably worth attending because I hear they're offering a ton of scholarships this year with minimal to no stip. Plus San Diego has its own market so it's kinda unique in that way. So how much scholarship did you get from SCU? Any other Nor Cal schools you waiting on?

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby laurvb » Wed May 14, 2014 2:39 pm

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby mikedimery1987 » Wed May 14, 2014 7:05 pm

@laurvb: what are your numbers?

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby missjables16 » Thu May 15, 2014 1:24 pm

Accepted via status checker yesterday afternoon, followed by the strangest acceptance email yet at 1:20 am.

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Shirosham » Tue May 20, 2014 2:02 am

Anyone successful in getting rid of the stip / getting more money?

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby MsAvocadoPit » Fri May 23, 2014 12:34 am

Welcome new admits! I just finished my last final on Tuesday, I guess I can officially call myself a rising 2L now. Crazy! I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have... here or in PM if it's too specific for me to post publicly. All in all - I am happy here. Go where you will be happy (which is largely dependent on your goals, which may not be the same as mine) 8)


To address what some of you asked above:
I couldn't get my stip removed, but they lowered it to 3.0 minimum for anyone entering last fall. I wasn't successful in an increase. SCU is on a 4.33 scale, so 3.0 is actually a B- (for what it's worth, that makes it a bit easier to keep). I also received an additional $5k summer grant from their Center for Social Justice because I will be working in an unpaid position with a non-profit clinic.

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby mikedimery1987 » Fri May 23, 2014 6:11 pm

@msavocado: PMed you. Congrats on finishing your first year of law school!

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Shirosham » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:55 pm

Withdrew today, wasn't successful in negotiating. 90k back in, gl!

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moonlight » Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:31 am

Shirosham wrote:Withdrew today, wasn't successful in negotiating. 90k back in, gl!


Where you going Shirosham?

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Shirosham » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:57 pm

Most likely Wakeforest. Their offer was too tempting.

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moonlight » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:47 pm

Shirosham wrote:Most likely Wakeforest. Their offer was too tempting.


Nice, so you got like what, 80% to 100% covered?

Are you thinking of practicing in that area?

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Shirosham » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:59 pm

Just a little under that, and not permanently. Will be returning to Cali at some time.

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Re: Santa Clara c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moonlight » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:18 pm

Shirosham wrote:Just a little under that, and not permanently. Will be returning to Cali at some time.


That's cool. Best of luck! Cali rules :)




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