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Notre Dame Law School c/o 2018 (2014-2015 applicants)

Postby kyle010723 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:25 pm

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Application Instructions: http://www3.nd.edu/~ndlaw/admissions/Ap ... ctions.pdf
TLS School Profile: http://www.top-law-schools.com/notre-dame-law.html

Class Profile

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2013-2014 Admission Outcomes:

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Admission Requirements wrote:Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university
LSAC Credential Assembly Service subscription
Application form
$75 Application fee
Personal Statement
Resume
2 Letters of Recommendation (must use LSAC CAS)
LSAT

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Essay addressing your specific interest in Notre Dame Law School
Diversity Statement

Frequently Asked Questions wrote:Frequently Asked Questions
When can I apply?
You can submit your application beginning October 1 for the following Fall entering class.

What is your application deadline?
It is March 15.

What is the last LSAT you consider for the fall entering class?
February.

How many letters of recommendation do you require?
We require two letters of recommendation, though up to four are welcome.

How do you evaluate multiple LSAT scores?
All LSAT scores will be considered; however, more consideration may be given to the highest or most recent score.

When are scholarships awarded?
Scholarships are typically awarded at the time of admission. If an applicant is awarded scholarship, it will be included in the admission letter.

Cost of Attendance

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Class of 2013 Employment Outlook

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Regarding Religion and Politics
TLS School Profile wrote:Some non-Catholics, atheists, and agnostics are apprehensive about attending the nation’s most famously Catholic university. While the proportions of Catholic students and faculty have declined in recent decades, Notre Dame still stresses its religious roots and mission. Social politics in line with Catholic doctrine are also prominent. But according to NDLS students on TLS, non-Catholics need not fear being isolated or ostracized. One “Double Domer” (someone who attended Notre Dame for undergrad and law school) who is “not religious at all” reports:

Religion doesn't play a role at all in the first year courses, except that some professors do the sign of the cross before class and there is a crucifix in every classroom….I’ve been here for four years and I’ve never had a problem with the religious environment. I think it makes us distinctive, which I actually like despite the fact I've never really participated in it. I don't believe the religious aspect should be a huge part of the decision making process, unless it is positive for you.

Another student advises potential worriers:

For virtually all non-Catholics at Notre Dame, it's never been an issue. You let the 10-second prayer at the start of a few professors' class roll past. You won't even know when or where weekly mass is. You will never set foot in the chapel in the law school. You just live your life and accept that there might be people of faith taking their faith seriously around you.

Still another, addressing the political side of things, writes:

You'd actually be surprised at the range of views and events they have—a month or so ago, they had LGBT awareness week at the law school with speakers all week, which was extremely well-attended, [including] a con law professor talking about gay marriage and the first openly gay judge in Illinois talking about his experiences (and openly criticizing the Catholic Church and its stance on homosexuality to boot). I've had one professor who prayed before one class, but it was a small seminar class and the only class he prayed before was the last class of the semester, which he had at his house as a semi-Christmas party/discussion. Don't worry; there are definitely people who think like you.

To be sure, Catholicism is a constant part of life at NDLS, and law school candidates who are particularly uncomfortable with public displays of religiosity may want to look elsewhere. But on the whole, non-Catholics should not write off Notre Dame if it is a good fit along most dimensions.


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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:29 pm

Checking in! Got in last cycle. Loved the campus and the faculty.

Hopefully I'll dominate this December for some $$$. Would love to attend.

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Would love to attend with $$$. Checking in.

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Postby AAJD2B » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:59 am

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Postby jk148706 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:46 am

Checking in. Hoping to get some $$ and I'm open to South Bend.

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Postby jk148706 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:22 pm

Wondering if my not being Catholic will affect my application? Anyone have info on that?

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Postby blink » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:38 am

In.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby kyle010723 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:22 pm

jk148706 wrote:Wondering if my not being Catholic will affect my application? Anyone have info on that?


I really doubt it will affect your application in any way. If you have the credential, they will not deny you because you're not catholic.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Bond » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:26 pm

jk148706 wrote:Wondering if my not being Catholic will affect my application? Anyone have info on that?

It won't, but be sure to write the "Why Notre Dame" essay (whether you're Catholic or not).

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:59 pm

Reminder: Notre Dame starts accepting applications on October 1. Good luck all!

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Postby BentleyLittle » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:13 pm

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:33 pm

Bond wrote:
jk148706 wrote:Wondering if my not being Catholic will affect my application? Anyone have info on that?

It won't, but be sure to write the "Why Notre Dame" essay (whether you're Catholic or not).


I have spoke with more than one ND admissions office staffer who stringently emphasized that this essay is "mandatory."

Obviously some will get in without it, but just do it, seriously.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby hephaestus » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:35 pm

jk148706 wrote:Wondering if my not being Catholic will affect my application? Anyone have info on that?

It wont have any impact at all.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:19 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:I have spoke with more than one ND admissions office staffer who stringently emphasized that this essay is "mandatory."
Obviously some will get in without it, but just do it, seriously.


Credited.

Notre Dame is not exactly a big market school--located in middle of no where Indiana. You need to convey why you want to come here. Either for preventing yourself from getting yield protected or to push yourself from on the verge to accepted.

Also, they are implementing interviews this year. Do it. It is another way for you to sell why ND.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby kyle010723 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:42 am

Application starts today! Good luck!

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby hos9903 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:44 am

does anybody know anything about the interviews?

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Postby kyle010723 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:27 pm

hos9903 wrote:does anybody know anything about the interviews?


They just implemented it this year. Questions are quite typical from what you would expect: Why ND, why you, and a few behavior questions I think.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby TirantMartorell » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:45 pm

hos9903 wrote:does anybody know anything about the interviews?


I would do it. Also do the "Why ND essay"

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Postby littlegiant » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:13 pm

Checking in. First I have heard about the interview, interesting. Good Luck to everyone

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:07 pm

UMich11 wrote:http://www.businessinsider.com/best-law-schools-in-america-2013-9?op=1

take it as you will


The moment I saw American UniversiTTTTy at # 23, this report lost its credibility.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:52 pm

From another thread for the incoming class:

Median GPA: 3.60
Median LSAT: 163
LSAT Range: 160-165
class size: 163

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby kyle010723 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:44 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:From another thread for the incoming class:

Median GPA: 3.60
Median LSAT: 163
LSAT Range: 160-165
class size: 163


Ouch, a -3... I sure hope we hold on to the 20s...

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:43 pm

kyle010723 wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:From another thread for the incoming class:

Median GPA: 3.60
Median LSAT: 163
LSAT Range: 160-165
class size: 163


Ouch, a -3... I sure hope we hold on to the 20s...


It's unlikely they'll drop out of the 20s. Minnesota dropped 3 points as well and GW dropped 2. Fewer apps means lower #s for everybody.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2017 (2013-2014 applicants)

Postby kyle010723 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:40 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:It's unlikely they'll drop out of the 20s. Minnesota dropped 3 points as well and GW dropped 2. Fewer apps means lower #s for everybody.


IU dropped to 162 with 3.8 gpa, this is going to be interesting. I would be interested to see where WUSTL stands, USC is at 166 and UCLA edged out with 167. So those are not really affected. I suspect WUSTL probably bought enough high LSAT to jump UMN.

In the end of the day, not that it really matters, but its very interesting.




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