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

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
frank617
Posts: 76
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:32 pm

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

Postby frank617 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:20 pm

mu13ski wrote:
frank617 wrote:Thanks again to all current students answering questions.

If you choose to live in Fischer or O'Hara-Grace, are you paying the rent for 12 months or just during the school year?



Just the school year. That is one of the main reasons why I did FOG. A lot of other places I looked at wanted a 12 month lease.

In regards to the Overlook (or whatever that new place is called for grad students)... it looks nice. It is a little bit further of a walk than FOG. And too expensive IMO. Everything is included at FOG and it is fully furnished.


Awesome, thanks. Fischer actually sounds like a pretty fun setup as well.

mu13ski
Posts: 177
Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:43 pm

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

Postby mu13ski » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:25 pm

frank617 wrote:
mu13ski wrote:
frank617 wrote:Thanks again to all current students answering questions.

If you choose to live in Fischer or O'Hara-Grace, are you paying the rent for 12 months or just during the school year?



Just the school year. That is one of the main reasons why I did FOG. A lot of other places I looked at wanted a 12 month lease.

In regards to the Overlook (or whatever that new place is called for grad students)... it looks nice. It is a little bit further of a walk than FOG. And too expensive IMO. Everything is included at FOG and it is fully furnished.


Awesome, thanks. Fischer actually sounds like a pretty fun setup as well.


Ya, it's really not that bad at all. A lot of people live there and if you don't want to be with law students 24/7, you can live with different grad students

User avatar
frank617
Posts: 76
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:32 pm

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

Postby frank617 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:37 pm

mu13ski wrote:
frank617 wrote:
mu13ski wrote:
frank617 wrote:Thanks again to all current students answering questions.

If you choose to live in Fischer or O'Hara-Grace, are you paying the rent for 12 months or just during the school year?



Just the school year. That is one of the main reasons why I did FOG. A lot of other places I looked at wanted a 12 month lease.

In regards to the Overlook (or whatever that new place is called for grad students)... it looks nice. It is a little bit further of a walk than FOG. And too expensive IMO. Everything is included at FOG and it is fully furnished.


Awesome, thanks. Fischer actually sounds like a pretty fun setup as well.


Ya, it's really not that bad at all. A lot of people live there and if you don't want to be with law students 24/7, you can live with different grad students


Is the atmosphere in those pretty social?

Also, how are roommates figured out for Fischer? Sorry if this has been addressed, I'm at work right now and haven't been able to read through all the responses.

kyle010723
Posts: 1135
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:55 pm

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

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:37 pm

mu13ski wrote:Ya, it's really not that bad at all. A lot of people live there and if you don't want to be with law students 24/7, you can live with different grad students


Oh come on, law students are not that scary, I promise we dont bite.

mu13ski
Posts: 177
Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:43 pm

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

Postby mu13ski » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:41 pm

frank617 wrote:
Is the atmosphere in those pretty social?

Also, how are roommates figured out for Fischer? Sorry if this has been addressed, I'm at work right now and haven't been able to read through all the responses.


On football weekends they are social. Otherwise they tend to be quieter. There are a fair number of events that are planned for just FOG residents that usually center around free food.

You can get random roommates or request your roommates. The admitted students FB page is good for finding potential roommates

mu13ski
Posts: 177
Joined: Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:43 pm

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

Postby mu13ski » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:42 pm

kyle010723 wrote:
mu13ski wrote:Ya, it's really not that bad at all. A lot of people live there and if you don't want to be with law students 24/7, you can live with different grad students


Oh come on, law students are not that scary, I promise we dont bite.



Not that law students are scary, but having friends outside the law school is helpful to maintain sanity.

boosane
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:37 am

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

Postby boosane » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:00 pm

Hey guys, my application has been on "Application Complete" for exactly a month now. Should I give them a call or something? I have no idea why I haven't heard back for more than a month now.

mx23250
Posts: 638
Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 3:44 pm

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

Postby mx23250 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:04 pm

boosane wrote:Hey guys, my application has been on "Application Complete" for exactly a month now. Should I give them a call or something? I have no idea why I haven't heard back for more than a month now.


I'd wait at least two months before checking in. Few applicants seem to hear back within a month and those that do seem to have very strong applications. It was about 7 weeks for me and it seems like most take between 1-2 months to hear back.

RollingthruLawSchool
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:02 am

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

Postby RollingthruLawSchool » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:41 pm

mx23250 wrote:
kyle010723 wrote:
mx23250 wrote:Probably both. A jump from #26 to #20 is pretty impressive, but it's hard to know how well ND did relative to the other schools it jumped ahead of until we know the % from #21+. I'd imagine most other schools only increased a couple % at best and didn't enjoy the 8% climb that ND did.


Last year the 20th was UCI with 23.2%, and the first one that broke 30% was 14th with Yale, whereas this year 20th is 24.46% and 18th USC has 29.55%. So I'd like to think the economy is improving. Although the engineer in me tells me we need more data to run some regressions, but I will pass for now.


+1. Comparing each school with last year there definitely seems to be a growing trend, albeit small for some. I'd agree it appears the economy is improving. As a biochemist, I will also pass on running some regression analyses.


law school transparency as both 2012 and 2011. Yale is also probably so low because so many of their students go on to clerk, and therefore do not enter the big law scene until after they're done with their clerkship.

http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/20 ... tatistics/
http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/20 ... tatistics/

boosane
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:37 am

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

Postby boosane » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:42 pm

mx23250 wrote:
boosane wrote:Hey guys, my application has been on "Application Complete" for exactly a month now. Should I give them a call or something? I have no idea why I haven't heard back for more than a month now.


I'd wait at least two months before checking in. Few applicants seem to hear back within a month and those that do seem to have very strong applications. It was about 7 weeks for me and it seems like most take between 1-2 months to hear back.


Thanks for the informative response Mx. I'm definitely not a strong applicant with a 170 LSAT etc, so would this imply that I'm possibly be considered instead of being an auto-reject?

mx23250
Posts: 638
Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 3:44 pm

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

Postby mx23250 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:50 pm

boosane wrote:
mx23250 wrote:
boosane wrote:Hey guys, my application has been on "Application Complete" for exactly a month now. Should I give them a call or something? I have no idea why I haven't heard back for more than a month now.


I'd wait at least two months before checking in. Few applicants seem to hear back within a month and those that do seem to have very strong applications. It was about 7 weeks for me and it seems like most take between 1-2 months to hear back.


Thanks for the informative response Mx. I'm definitely not a strong applicant with a 170 LSAT etc, so would this imply that I'm possibly be considered instead of being an auto-reject?


For the record, I'm not a strong candidate at all and clearly got in based on my strong softs (below one 25% and ~25% of the other). Good luck!

kyle010723
Posts: 1135
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:55 pm

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

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:46 pm

mx23250 wrote:For the record, I'm not a strong candidate at all and clearly got in based on my strong softs (below one 25% and ~25% of the other). Good luck!


Ph.D is like an auto-admit, the superb grad GPA helps too.

User avatar
anna8506
Posts: 226
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:47 pm

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

Postby anna8506 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:39 am

kyle010723 wrote:
mx23250 wrote:For the record, I'm not a strong candidate at all and clearly got in based on my strong softs (below one 25% and ~25% of the other). Good luck!


Ph.D is like an auto-admit, the superb grad GPA helps too.

They do not use grad GPA as much an indication of academic performance...sadly... I sure wish they do though.

mx23250
Posts: 638
Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 3:44 pm

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

Postby mx23250 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:40 am

kyle010723 wrote:
mx23250 wrote:For the record, I'm not a strong candidate at all and clearly got in based on my strong softs (below one 25% and ~25% of the other). Good luck!


Ph.D is like an auto-admit, the superb grad GPA helps too.


Yeah, I think that's what saved me. Had a poor undergrad GPA but got a 4.0 with my PhD and masters. Probably won't help with scholly $$ but I feel fortunate to have gotten into such an amazing law school.

User avatar
John Everyman
Posts: 517
Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:20 pm

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

Postby John Everyman » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:50 am

mx23250 wrote:
kyle010723 wrote:
mx23250 wrote:For the record, I'm not a strong candidate at all and clearly got in based on my strong softs (below one 25% and ~25% of the other). Good luck!


Ph.D is like an auto-admit, the superb grad GPA helps too.


Yeah, I think that's what saved me. Had a poor undergrad GPA but got a 4.0 with my PhD and masters. Probably won't help with scholly $$ but I feel fortunate to have gotten into such an amazing law school.


I like your attitude mx

mx23250
Posts: 638
Joined: Mon May 20, 2013 3:44 pm

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

Postby mx23250 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:47 pm

John Everyman wrote:
mx23250 wrote:
kyle010723 wrote:
mx23250 wrote:For the record, I'm not a strong candidate at all and clearly got in based on my strong softs (below one 25% and ~25% of the other). Good luck!


Ph.D is like an auto-admit, the superb grad GPA helps too.


Yeah, I think that's what saved me. Had a poor undergrad GPA but got a 4.0 with my PhD and masters. Probably won't help with scholly $$ but I feel fortunate to have gotten into such an amazing law school.


I like your attitude mx


Thank you, Sir.

User avatar
Kanye West
Posts: 205
Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:44 pm

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

Postby Kanye West » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:58 pm

Decision mDemwith seat deposit numbers alskdbfjdxjfnsjabebd

Mitchellcar
Posts: 127
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:23 pm

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

Postby Mitchellcar » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:03 pm

Kanye West wrote:Decision mDemwith seat deposit numbers alskdbfjdxjfnsjabebd


Congrats! You went complete again in 2/11 right? Doesn't look good for me then since I didn't have any change in my status yet and went 2nd complete on the same day as you.

User avatar
Kanye West
Posts: 205
Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:44 pm

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

Postby Kanye West » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:05 pm

Mitchellcar wrote:
Kanye West wrote:Decision mDemwith seat deposit numbers alskdbfjdxjfnsjabebd


Congrats! You went complete again in 2/11 right? Doesn't look good for me then since I didn't have any change in my status yet and went 2nd complete on the same day as you.


Yes

Mitchellcar
Posts: 127
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:23 pm

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

Postby Mitchellcar » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:36 pm

I'm gonna be refreshing that status check l day now. My nails are already gone.

magjag
Posts: 90
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:04 pm

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

Postby magjag » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:38 pm

Mitchellcar wrote:I'm gonna be refreshing that status check l day now. My nails are already gone.

called them. a handful of decisions already went out today. Nothing for me yet.

User avatar
Ditka747
Posts: 95
Joined: Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:02 pm

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

Postby Ditka747 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:40 pm

magjag wrote:
Mitchellcar wrote:I'm gonna be refreshing that status check l day now. My nails are already gone.

called them. a handful of decisions already went out today. Nothing for me yet.


I told myself I'm not going to check any statuses until noon today. This is going to be a rough 20 mins.

Mitchellcar
Posts: 127
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:23 pm

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

Postby Mitchellcar » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:42 pm

magjag wrote:
Mitchellcar wrote:I'm gonna be refreshing that status check l day now. My nails are already gone.

called them. a handful of decisions already went out today. Nothing for me yet.


Well shit. Hopefully they didn't send out all the acceptances and those of us waiting are the deny/waitlist.... :( Thanks for the info though.

Mitchellcar
Posts: 127
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:23 pm

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

Postby Mitchellcar » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:43 pm

Ditka747 wrote:
magjag wrote:
Mitchellcar wrote:I'm gonna be refreshing that status check l day now. My nails are already gone.

called them. a handful of decisions already went out today. Nothing for me yet.


I told myself I'm not going to check any statuses until noon today. This is going to be a rough 20 mins.


You have a lot more will power than me haha I couldn't wait. Guess I'm not getting this history paper done for at least a few more hours....

magjag
Posts: 90
Joined: Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:04 pm

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

Postby magjag » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:44 pm

Mitchellcar wrote:
Ditka747 wrote:
magjag wrote:
Mitchellcar wrote:I'm gonna be refreshing that status check l day now. My nails are already gone.

called them. a handful of decisions already went out today. Nothing for me yet.


I told myself I'm not going to check any statuses until noon today. This is going to be a rough 20 mins.


You have a lot more will power than me haha I couldn't wait. Guess I'm not getting this history paper done for at least a few more hours....


In other news. I got wait listed by Kent. what the.....




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: canafsa, carlos_danger, KeYe88, lillawyer2, notsolawful, TudoBem and 15 guests