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

Postby bound » Fri May 16, 2014 12:32 pm

Dredd_2017 wrote:A bit surprised but I just received an email about my continued interest yesterday followed by an interview request for tomorrow. I'm already deposited at WUSTL, but ND is an excellent school as well so if they beat my current merit scholarship there's a good chance I'll be seeing some of you in the fall :)

Any tips on the interview? If anyone remembers what questions came up / how long it lasted / any misc advice I'd be most appreciative. Went through the first ~30 pages of this thread looking for interview info and didn't find much.



ND does interviews? News to me.

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

Postby peaches9848 » Fri May 16, 2014 1:08 pm

bound wrote:
Dredd_2017 wrote:A bit surprised but I just received an email about my continued interest yesterday followed by an interview request for tomorrow. I'm already deposited at WUSTL, but ND is an excellent school as well so if they beat my current merit scholarship there's a good chance I'll be seeing some of you in the fall :)

Any tips on the interview? If anyone remembers what questions came up / how long it lasted / any misc advice I'd be most appreciative. Went through the first ~30 pages of this thread looking for interview info and didn't find much.



ND does interviews? News to me.



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

Postby Dredd_2017 » Fri May 16, 2014 4:31 pm

bound wrote:ND does interviews? News to me.

Turns out it wasn't an interview, but an offer of admission coupled with a merit scholarship. I have to say I was completely thrown off as I expected the usual law school interview and then a few days of radio silence before an email decision, but it was a pretty great surprise!

The merit scholarship is a fair bit below what I've been offered at WUSTL, but they seemed open to reconsidering in light of my current offer. We'll have to see where the chips fall as after reading up on all the employment stats I'm pretty focused on contingency plans and maximal flexibility, but if they match WUSTL I'll have to take a few days to deeply consider it / talk to family.

If they beat WUSTL, go Irish :D

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

Postby yossarian » Fri May 16, 2014 4:41 pm

Dredd_2017 wrote:
bound wrote:ND does interviews? News to me.

Turns out it wasn't an interview, but an offer of admission coupled with a merit scholarship. I have to say I was completely thrown off as I expected the usual law school interview and then a few days of radio silence before an email decision, but it was a pretty great surprise!

The merit scholarship is a fair bit below what I've been offered at WUSTL, but they seemed open to reconsidering in light of my current offer. We'll have to see where the chips fall as after reading up on all the employment stats I'm pretty focused on contingency plans and maximal flexibility, but if they match WUSTL I'll have to take a few days to deeply consider it / talk to family.

If they beat WUSTL, go Irish :D


The initial offer is worded this way, but fair warning, I don't think there has been a single successful negotiation reported on TLS.

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

Postby Dredd_2017 » Fri May 16, 2014 4:58 pm

yossarian71 wrote:The initial offer is worded this way, but fair warning, I don't think there has been a single successful negotiation reported on TLS.

Here's to hoping I am the specialist of snowflakes! I saw a handful of 120K+ offers on lawschoolnumbers for ND so I know they have changed their tune this year and do give out money from time to time.

Conspiracy Theory - They do bump schollies but you can't talk about it to other candidates / on TLS? Something something Illuminati

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

Postby peaches9848 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:33 pm

When is the second deposit deadline?

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

Postby ManoftheHour » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:42 am

peaches9848 wrote:When is the second deposit deadline?


I think it's June 15. Think. Not completely sure.

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

Postby tweetybird » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:16 pm

Does anyone know when orientation will be? I cannot find the dates anywhere...

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

Postby yossarian » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:00 am

tweetybird wrote:Does anyone know when orientation will be? I cannot find the dates anywhere...

Yeah, they haven't announced yet. Based on last year, it looks like it should be Thursday 8/21?

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

Postby tweetybird » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:05 am

yossarian71 wrote:Yeah, they haven't announced yet. Based on last year, it looks like it should be Thursday 8/21?



Hmmm...okay, thanks! :D

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

Postby balewis3 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:29 pm

Has anyone heard anything new from the waitlist? This wait is killing me!!

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

Postby SparkyZZZ » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:57 pm

Do they ever bump up scholarships unsolicitedly? For instance, as more money is put back in the pot due to withdrawals?

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

Postby yossarian » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:52 pm

SparkyZZZ wrote:Do they ever bump up scholarships unsolicitedly? For instance, as more money is put back in the pot due to withdrawals?

No. Sorry

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

Postby janetdoe » Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:39 am

Are there any other places akin to The Foundry near ND???

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

Postby yossarian » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:17 pm

Akin to the Foundry in what way?

New finishes, modern: The Overlook studios and 1BR. Several in this thread are living there. Furnished. All utilities (including internet and cable) for $795. Also very near campus. Just on the other side of the practice fields. As close a walk to the law school as The Foundry.

For all the amenities of the Foundry: University Edge. Free tanning. Pools and shit. It's across the highway though and seems to require one to bike or take the bus.

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

Postby janetdoe » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:56 pm

yossarian71 wrote:Akin to the Foundry in what way?

New finishes, modern: The Overlook studios and 1BR. Several in this thread are living there. Furnished. All utilities (including internet and cable) for $795. Also very near campus. Just on the other side of the practice fields. As close a walk to the law school as The Foundry.

For all the amenities of the Foundry: University Edge. Free tanning. Pools and shit. It's across the highway though and seems to require one to bike or take the bus.


I was looking for something new and with a doorman, like the Foundry. I had a hard time hunting down places with a doorman that also allows pets.

Thank you for the info. I left a message with The Overlook, and it is all booked up :( I need to be on a WL. It seemed like a great deal for the price... apparently, everyone else thought so too. Since the Overlook is booked up, do I have no choice other than the Foundry? (Edge is a little too far for me; I want to be within walking distance to school, etc)

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

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:20 pm

A quick public service announcement for fellow/future Domers. Because ND is switching supplier from Adidas to Under Armors starting July 1st, all Adidas gears are on sale for deep discounts. You can get them online from the bookstore even if you are not in South Bend! Great opportunity to stock up on ND gear before school starts.

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

Postby yossarian » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:23 pm

Thanks Kyle! Anyone else having problems w/ specific items? When I go to details on certain items it provides the description but not size options or an add to cart button.

For instance, the climalite polo: http://www.bkstr.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&categoryId=530761&storeId=10900&productId=70456292&langId=-1

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

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:44 pm

yossarian71 wrote:Thanks Kyle! Anyone else having problems w/ specific items? When I go to details on certain items it provides the description but not size options or an add to cart button.

For instance, the climalite polo: http://www.bkstr.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&categoryId=530761&storeId=10900&productId=70456292&langId=-1


I think that is because it is completely sold out. $5 for an Adidas polo is a steal.

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

Postby yossarian » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:10 am

I know. Tryina brand my golf game.

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

Postby cach22 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:00 am

Got off the waiting list just this past thursday...waiting to get official letter from ND w/ more info

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

Postby irish921 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:46 pm

cach22 wrote:Got off the waiting list just this past thursday...waiting to get official letter from ND w/ more info


Congrats!

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

Postby Calbears123 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:31 am

Highly considering ND but what do you think my chances are with these numbers. I'm apply next cycle with a 3.5x from Berkeley and a 163 LSAT (retaking in sept)

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

Postby yossarian » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:36 am

You're question would be better posed in the "What Are My Chances?" forum or the forum for next years application cycle.

That said, happy to address it.

It seems like you should be in a pretty solid range but nowhere near a guarantee.
FYI, it sucks but the fact that your undergrad is prestigious matters very little.
If you have another year at school, (1) get your GPA up and (2) consider working for 1-3 years post UG pre-lawschool, only take the LSAT when you are 100% sure you've studied all you can.
If your GPA is already locked in, then you definitely need to make sure you are as prepared for the LSAT as you can be. Cancel and reschedule if necessary.

You're in a good place for ND, but when admission isn't even guaranteed, it's doubtful you'll get good money. ND is expensive. All schools are. You need to focus on getting your #s up so that you can have your choice of great schools with great money.

Good luck!

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

Postby kyle010723 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:06 am

Calbears123 wrote:Highly considering ND but what do you think my chances are with these numbers. I'm apply next cycle with a 3.5x from Berkeley and a 163 LSAT (retaking in sept)


Probable, but most likely little money if any. Consider retaking if you would like more options or more $$.




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