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

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

Postby cuboxing25 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:49 am

kyle010723 wrote:
cuboxing25 wrote:@kyle010723 hows the campus at ND? I heard it can get kind of boring outside of football season.


Depend on what you are looking for I suppose. Fall is dominated by Football, during the Spring, well, most people probably do not want to go outside anyway. The campus is gorgeous, but that is very different from "fun." I would consider ND comparable with most college town school, and with Chicago just a short drive away, that is a big added bonus.


hows the COL? I imagine its gotta be semi-decent but not ideal.

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Postby kyle010723 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:55 pm

cuboxing25 wrote:hows the COL? I imagine its gotta be semi-decent but not ideal.


It's Indiana, things are very affordable here. Though I would highly recommend bringing your own car.

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

Postby zhongxiaozhui » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:59 am

Plan to submit my application tomorrow. Just curious, does ND conduct interviews?

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Postby kyle010723 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:00 pm

zhongxiaozhui wrote:Plan to submit my application tomorrow. Just curious, does ND conduct interviews?


They did last year. But not everyone I don't think.

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Postby superpatton » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:11 pm

I think I will be submitting my app either late this week, or early next. Did anybody else write the why ND? If so, how long did make it? I am working on my draft right now and its sitting at 1 page double spaced. Super excited to finally be applying, Notre Dame is a top choice for me.

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

Postby Westofeden » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:36 pm

superpatton wrote:I think I will be submitting my app either late this week, or early next. Did anybody else write the why ND? If so, how long did make it? I am working on my draft right now and its sitting at 1 page double spaced. Super excited to finally be applying, Notre Dame is a top choice for me.



From what I have gathered, the essay is essential and can make or break and applicant. My complete why ND essay was exactly 1 page. I just drilled a few points and kept it short and sweet.
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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2018 (2014-2015 applicants)

Postby superpatton » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:00 pm

Westofeden wrote:
superpatton wrote:I think I will be submitting my app either late this week, or early next. Did anybody else write the why ND? If so, how long did make it? I am working on my draft right now and its sitting at 1 page double spaced. Super excited to finally be applying, Notre Dame is a top choice for me.



From what I have gathered, the essay is essential and can make or brake and applicant. My complete why ND essay was exactly 1 page. I just drilled a few points and kept it short and sweet.


Hmmm well I will have to reread my essay before submission ha... Yea I've got pretty strong connections to the areas, so I'm hoping that i can use the essay to boost my chances, but I guess we'll see how the cycle plays out!

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

Postby kyle010723 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:07 am

Westofeden wrote:
superpatton wrote:I think I will be submitting my app either late this week, or early next. Did anybody else write the why ND? If so, how long did make it? I am working on my draft right now and its sitting at 1 page double spaced. Super excited to finally be applying, Notre Dame is a top choice for me.



From what I have gathered, the essay is essential and can make or break and applicant. My complete why ND essay was exactly 1 page. I just drilled a few points and kept it short and sweet.


This is correct. The why ND essay is crucial. As said before, South Bend is not an area many people think about when considering somewhere to spend 3 years in. So it is essential that you sell to the admission how you are connected to the school or the area. Or why you think ND is a good fit for you. While I understand that many "why our school" essays are essentially boilerplate copy and paste, ND does place a much heavier weigh on recruiting students that actually want to be here instead of just someone that applies to every school they can.

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

Postby cuboxing25 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:52 am

kyle010723 wrote:
Westofeden wrote:
superpatton wrote:I think I will be submitting my app either late this week, or early next. Did anybody else write the why ND? If so, how long did make it? I am working on my draft right now and its sitting at 1 page double spaced. Super excited to finally be applying, Notre Dame is a top choice for me.



From what I have gathered, the essay is essential and can make or break and applicant. My complete why ND essay was exactly 1 page. I just drilled a few points and kept it short and sweet.


This is correct. The why ND essay is crucial. As said before, South Bend is not an area many people think about when considering somewhere to spend 3 years in. So it is essential that you sell to the admission how you are connected to the school or the area. Or why you think ND is a good fit for you. While I understand that many "why our school" essays are essentially boilerplate copy and paste, ND does place a much heavier weigh on recruiting students that actually want to be here instead of just someone that applies to every school they can.



Would a solid way to structure the essay be to mention the programs at NDLS and why they interest me so much? Thats what I've done in my Why NLDS essay.

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

Postby kyle010723 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:14 pm

cuboxing25 wrote:Would a solid way to structure the essay be to mention the programs at NDLS and why they interest me so much? Thats what I've done in my Why NLDS essay.


If you think you can pull it off without sounding generic, the more specific the program is the better. I.e. if you just mention "because ND has a program in business law," that would be generic because most law schools have programs in business law.

I would also sprinkle in some high ethical standards and being an ethical lawyer, and if you have any Midwest or ND ties, put that in too.

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

Postby smile0751 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:17 pm

So it seems last year the first acceptances went out today. Are we thinking some acceptances being sent today?

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

Postby cuboxing25 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:18 pm

kyle010723 wrote:
cuboxing25 wrote:Would a solid way to structure the essay be to mention the programs at NDLS and why they interest me so much? Thats what I've done in my Why NLDS essay.


If you think you can pull it off without sounding generic, the more specific the program is the better. I.e. if you just mention "because ND has a program in business law," that would be generic because most law schools have programs in business law.

I would also sprinkle in some high ethical standards and being an ethical lawyer, and if you have any Midwest or ND ties, put that in too.


awesome thanks

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

Postby cuboxing25 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:47 pm

anyone hear anything?

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Postby Username123 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:49 pm

cuboxing25 wrote:anyone hear anything?


Nope :/ been complete since 10/31.

Btw... what prompted the use of the 2013 thread instead of starting a new 2014 thread (I apologize if this has been covered already...)?

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Postby cuboxing25 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:51 pm

Uschoolqb10 wrote:
cuboxing25 wrote:anyone hear anything?


Nope :/ been complete since 10/31.

Btw... what prompted the use of the 2013 thread instead of starting a new 2014 thread (I apologize if this has been covered already...)?



I just went complete today, but not sure, I havent seen it addressed actually.

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

Postby smile0751 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:23 pm

I submitted the very first day Notre Dame's application opened, and I'm still sitting at complete. I'm a bit bummed since last year the first decisions went out 11/12.

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

Postby cuboxing25 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:16 pm

Not sure why but the prospect of going here is enticing me more and more.

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

Postby kyle010723 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:06 pm

To all the 0Ls visiting the law school this weekend, feel free to stop and talk to law students. Most of us don't bite!

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

Postby Username123 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:08 pm

Status is still "Application Complete" but the date changed to today. Also, I am pretty confident that the paragraph at the top of the SC page is different than what it used to be - thought I would mention that.

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

Postby kinseyjo » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:17 pm

Uschoolqb10 wrote:Status is still "Application Complete" but the date changed to today. Also, I am pretty confident that the paragraph at the top of the SC page is different than what it used to be - thought I would mention that.


Yes, I just noticed the same things. Decisions this week maybe?

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

Postby cuboxing25 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:19 pm

kinseyjo wrote:
Uschoolqb10 wrote:Status is still "Application Complete" but the date changed to today. Also, I am pretty confident that the paragraph at the top of the SC page is different than what it used to be - thought I would mention that.


Yes, I just noticed the same things. Decisions this week maybe?


strange... mines still on 11/17

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

Postby Irish11 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:20 pm

The language actually seems less definite... It went from "the typical applicant receives a decision in three to five weeks" to "rolling admissions allows for extending the review process."

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

Postby 90convoy » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:23 pm

Im about to apply soon hopefully I get a quick turnaround

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

Postby Neyoung » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:51 pm

kinseyjo wrote:
Uschoolqb10 wrote:Status is still "Application Complete" but the date changed to today. Also, I am pretty confident that the paragraph at the top of the SC page is different than what it used to be - thought I would mention that.


Yes, I just noticed the same things. Decisions this week maybe?


I saw the same thing, I have to think that they will start sending out decisions soon....hopefully




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