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 notrub14 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:13 pm

I am starting to think I should have written a why Notre Dame essay. I thought, foolishly apparently, that checking my religion would be enough to answer the question. I guess when I saw that "plus catholique que le pape" wasn't one of the choices, I should have written the essay.

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

Postby The Jackal » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:42 pm

So, for those of you that have gotten your acceptance packages, how do you feel about the scholarship dollars you've been awarded? I've heard that NDLS is being rather generous this year (probably because they're trying to raise one or both medians).


I'm above median but <75 on both and I'm trying to estimate what kind of money I can expect--if I get in, of course. I went complete on January 20th and my last date change was February 18th.

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

Postby Bilka » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:47 pm

The Jackal wrote:So, for those of you that have gotten your acceptance packages, how do you feel about the scholarship dollars you've been awarded? I've heard that NDLS is being rather generous this year (probably because they're trying to raise one or both medians).


I'm above median but <75 on both and I'm trying to estimate what kind of money I can expect--if I get in, of course. I went complete on January 20th and my last date change was February 18th.



According to LSN, applicants between 50th and 75th percentiles for both are getting about 75k.

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Postby Wingtip88 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:51 pm

The Jackal wrote:So, for those of you that have gotten your acceptance packages, how do you feel about the scholarship dollars you've been awarded? I've heard that NDLS is being rather generous this year (probably because they're trying to raise one or both medians).


I'm above median but <75 on both and I'm trying to estimate what kind of money I can expect--if I get in, of course. I went complete on January 20th and my last date change was February 18th.


I was surprised a bit at the $120k offer, although that still leaves me with more debt than I necessarily want to have. I do not want to work in Biglaw and am heavily skeptical of borrowing, so the prospect of owing ~40K tuition, plus COL/fees/books is still looking undesirable. We'll see what happens. It would be an incredible experience, I'm sure.

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

Postby GoBills » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:44 am

Bilka wrote:
The Jackal wrote:So, for those of you that have gotten your acceptance packages, how do you feel about the scholarship dollars you've been awarded? I've heard that NDLS is being rather generous this year (probably because they're trying to raise one or both medians).


I'm above median but <75 on both and I'm trying to estimate what kind of money I can expect--if I get in, of course. I went complete on January 20th and my last date change was February 18th.



According to LSN, applicants between 50th and 75th percentiles for both are getting about 75k.


This is where I ended up. Hoping that I can negotiate upwards because if not, unfortunately I won't be borrowing 75k+ to attend next fall.

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

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:42 am

I'm a GPA < 25th LSAT > 75th splitter and I got 75k btw. A little disappointed tbh

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

Postby cafecreme15 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:24 pm

I'm really disappointed with my package. I'm 25<LSAT>50 and GPA>75 and they gave me 30k.

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

Postby jerrycallo » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:44 pm

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

Postby irish921 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:57 pm

jerrycallo wrote:How long has it taken people to hear back? I submitted 1/12 went complete 1/14 and had a date change 2/16. Im thinking its a ding because Im a splitter GPA=25th last>75th or because I didn't write the apparently mandatory "why ND"


It's insane how imperative the why ND is. It catches people off guard every cycle.

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Postby Renate300 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:58 pm

jerrycallo wrote:How long has it taken people to hear back? I submitted 1/12 went complete 1/14 and had a date change 2/16. Im thinking its a ding because Im a splitter GPA=25th last>75th or because I didn't write the apparently mandatory "why ND"



Same boat. I submitted 1/5 went complete 1/8 and had 1 date change 2/2. I also wrote the why ND essay. I think we just have to wait it out....

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Postby cafecreme15 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:08 pm

irish921 wrote:
jerrycallo wrote:How long has it taken people to hear back? I submitted 1/12 went complete 1/14 and had a date change 2/16. Im thinking its a ding because Im a splitter GPA=25th last>75th or because I didn't write the apparently mandatory "why ND"


It's insane how imperative the why ND is. It catches people off guard every cycle.


I know this is just one anecdote so it doesn't mean much in the statistical scheme of things, but I did not write Why ND essay and I was admitted. Don't lose hope!

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

Postby LawsRUs » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:13 pm

Checkin in !! :arrow:
complete yesterday; submitted early dec.
luv me ND :mrgreen:

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

Postby heyarnold » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:19 pm

In today via deposit amounts due in app status checker! I haven't gotten an email yet. PM for my (borderline) stats. No Why ND Essay, but some nice softs/diversity.

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

Postby 256986245 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:59 pm

Renate300 wrote:
jerrycallo wrote:How long has it taken people to hear back? I submitted 1/12 went complete 1/14 and had a date change 2/16. Im thinking its a ding because Im a splitter GPA=25th last>75th or because I didn't write the apparently mandatory "why ND"



Same boat. I submitted 1/5 went complete 1/8 and had 1 date change 2/2. I also wrote the why ND essay. I think we just have to wait it out....



Im the same here! One date change, 2/16 and nothing since. I didn't write a why ND statement and stats are just below both medians. I feel like for borderline applicants they will assess the recent applications from March 1st and then decide. Lets hope we all hear soon and get in :lol:

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

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:52 pm

Status date just changed to 3/4/15 but there is no 1st deposit $ up. Does this normally mean a denial of admission?

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

Postby Trojan18940 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:14 pm

Harry_Pluxen wrote:Status date just changed to 3/4/15 but there is no 1st deposit $ up. Does this normally mean a denial of admission?


No. The only time it would signal something other than an acceptance is if the deposit numbers were still zero after the status updated to "Decision Finalized".

Best of luck.

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

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:32 pm

Trojan18940 wrote:
Harry_Pluxen wrote:Status date just changed to 3/4/15 but there is no 1st deposit $ up. Does this normally mean a denial of admission?


No. The only time it would signal something other than an acceptance is if the deposit numbers were still zero after the status updated to "Decision Finalized".

Best of luck.


Is this the same across all schools status checkers? Some schools specify that it is, most do not, however.

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

Postby Bilka » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:09 pm

Harry_Pluxen wrote:
Trojan18940 wrote:
Harry_Pluxen wrote:Status date just changed to 3/4/15 but there is no 1st deposit $ up. Does this normally mean a denial of admission?


No. The only time it would signal something other than an acceptance is if the deposit numbers were still zero after the status updated to "Decision Finalized".

Best of luck.


Is this the same across all schools status checkers? Some schools specify that it is, most do not, however.


It's not the same across all schools. I dont know for how long, but the indicator for an NDLS acceptance has been the deposit numbers showing up.

Can you please PM stats and when you went complete?

Best of luck

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

Postby Calbears123 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:35 pm

Someone needs to write in bold letters for next cycle how much weight ND puts on the why ND paper. Mine was so simple, a few intro sentence about being a good role model, and example of how I fit that role, and then a 2 sentence conclusion about hoping to be at the football game in September. Took me 2 minutes to write it and was just about one page. I got accepted and those with better stats who didn't are getting wait listed

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

Postby 256986245 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:17 pm

I just checked and had my 3rd status change to 3/4 hopefully we will know soon - or a wave of decisions will be made! fingers crossed :mrgreen:

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

Postby jerrycallo » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:38 pm

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

Postby Renate300 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:10 pm

Status change on 3/4 as well. Good luck!

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

Postby smiles123 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:14 am

Hoping to visit at the end of the month. Anyone know good places to stay/eat/things to do in south bend?

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

Postby gilessanderson » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:57 pm

Hey ya'll, in via email as of this morning. Submitted mid-January.

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

Postby KMart » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:15 pm

So I'm writing a "Why" essay now that I'm waitlisted to articulate my reasons for why I'm interested in the school. Do you think 2 pages would be acceptable or should I keep it to the general one page?




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