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

Postby yossarian » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:02 am

ManoftheHour wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:Ricky bobby when were you admitted. I'm irrationally hoping it's the timing of the letters now. Retread mine tho. It does say they need extra time in order to give me the 'maximum and most competitive award'. But the context says to it situation. Not like the most ND can give


I was admitted back in November, I believe. Are you looking at the admissions email? Because my letter says that about the maximum and most competitive, but the email I got first says the bit about most attractive.


No. My email doesn't say anything about $. Looks like Man of the Hour didn't have that in his email either. He said it was in his packet. Hm.. All very interesting.


Nope. My email didn't mention anything about $. I was starting to worry until I got the packet. I'd be pretty damn happy with $25k/yr. Just crossing my fingers.


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

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:26 pm

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kyle010723 wrote:Dropping 3pt on LSAT was just unacceptable. Albeit that we do not need to get in an arms race with WUSTL (that is really the only peer school), not because we cannot afford it (ND cannot afford something? HA), but merely because as a school, that is not our culture (giving out money like candies). That being said, some changes in personnel might change how scholarship is being evaluated this year, that is why it is taking a while, and hopefully that means you guys will get better offers.


We don't really need to chase WUSTL in numbers. Placement is not going to change much either way.


Interested in this. Outside of California, where USC and UCLA throw a wrench into things, it seems that really the only schools that operate differently than a regional T1 are WUSTL, ND, and Vandy. I know Vandy is consistently (slightly) higher than WUSTL/ND in both ranking and placement, but it seems to me that they are all peer schools. They are the only non-t14s that have good national-ish placement. For all 3, it seems the national placement is due to their general and lay and prestige drawing people from all over the country and sending them back to their regions. That said, their local regions are also bigger than a typical T1 region.

I've viewed all three as peer schools during my admissions process. Any reason either one of you (irish or kyle) wouldn't include Vandy as a peer school? To me, it seems as though Vandy is sort of the ND/WUSTL of the South. And, does it matter? Because as irish said, placement probably won't change as a result of minor changes in USNWR for any of these three?

This question is more hypothetical than practical. But, it will matter slightly as all three are strong options for me.


I think Vandy is a half-step above ND/WUSTL. However, it would depend on the market you're trying to break into. I think for NYC and probably most east coast markets, Vandy might be better, but for the midwest that wouldn't be the case. If you're from, say, Minneapolis, I would guess that all three would be equally good for trying to get back there.

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

Postby RollingthruLawSchool » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:25 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:
kyle010723 wrote:Dropping 3pt on LSAT was just unacceptable. Albeit that we do not need to get in an arms race with WUSTL (that is really the only peer school), not because we cannot afford it (ND cannot afford something? HA), but merely because as a school, that is not our culture (giving out money like candies). That being said, some changes in personnel might change how scholarship is being evaluated this year, that is why it is taking a while, and hopefully that means you guys will get better offers.


We don't really need to chase WUSTL in numbers. Placement is not going to change much either way.


Interested in this. Outside of California, where USC and UCLA throw a wrench into things, it seems that really the only schools that operate differently than a regional T1 are WUSTL, ND, and Vandy. I know Vandy is consistently (slightly) higher than WUSTL/ND in both ranking and placement, but it seems to me that they are all peer schools. They are the only non-t14s that have good national-ish placement. For all 3, it seems the national placement is due to their general and lay and prestige drawing people from all over the country and sending them back to their regions. That said, their local regions are also bigger than a typical T1 region.

I've viewed all three as peer schools during my admissions process. Any reason either one of you (irish or kyle) wouldn't include Vandy as a peer school? To me, it seems as though Vandy is sort of the ND/WUSTL of the South. And, does it matter? Because as irish said, placement probably won't change as a result of minor changes in USNWR for any of these three?

This question is more hypothetical than practical. But, it will matter slightly as all three are strong options for me.


I think Vandy is a half-step above ND/WUSTL. However, it would depend on the market you're trying to break into. I think for NYC and probably most east coast markets, Vandy might be better, but for the midwest that wouldn't be the case. If you're from, say, Minneapolis, I would guess that all three would be equally good for trying to get back there.



I always thought that Vanderbilt was strictly a southern school with high placement in cities like Atlanta; I'm pretty sure it's called "the Harvard of the South". As for Midwestern peers, would you throw Minnesota in with ND and WUSTL?

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

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:31 pm

I would not place Minnesota in the same category. I would place it a half step below ND/WUSTL.

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Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:32 pm

There are a lot of schools that claim to be called the "Harvard of the South," including one in Durham.

I would not place Minnesota in the same category. I would place it a half step below ND/WUSTL.

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Postby boosane » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:30 am

Hey all,

My status has been "Application Complete" for about a month now. Should I assumed I got dinged?

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Postby yossarian » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:42 am

boosane wrote:Hey all,

My status has been "Application Complete" for about a month now. Should I assumed I got dinged?


It's not over til it's over. Several have taken over a month before their acceptance. Realistically, yeah, ND has moved fast for a lot of accepted people, so your chances are a bit diminished if you're waiting a while, but there is no reason to count yourself out yet!

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Postby boosane » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:18 am

yossarian71 wrote:
boosane wrote:Hey all,

My status has been "Application Complete" for about a month now. Should I assumed I got dinged?


It's not over til it's over. Several have taken over a month before their acceptance. Realistically, yeah, ND has moved fast for a lot of accepted people, so your chances are a bit diminished if you're waiting a while, but there is no reason to count yourself out yet!

Cool thanks. My numbers are below the school's median, so I guess they saw my LSAT score and said "why would I even waste my time?" and pushed it aside, leaving my app to pile up dust right?

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

Postby LyricsToLitigation » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:44 am

boosane wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
boosane wrote:Hey all,

My status has been "Application Complete" for about a month now. Should I assumed I got dinged?


It's not over til it's over. Several have taken over a month before their acceptance. Realistically, yeah, ND has moved fast for a lot of accepted people, so your chances are a bit diminished if you're waiting a while, but there is no reason to count yourself out yet!

Cool thanks. My numbers are below the school's median, so I guess they saw my LSAT score and said "why would I even waste my time?" and pushed it aside, leaving my app to pile up dust right?


I'm above their 75th LSAT and at median gpa... I'm still complete too so I think it has a lot more to do with their restructuring and such with scholly and things of that nature (they are REALLY trying to avoid another -3 LSAT drop)

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

Postby brrrrcat » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:26 am

LyricsToLitigation wrote:
boosane wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
boosane wrote:Hey all,

My status has been "Application Complete" for about a month now. Should I assumed I got dinged?


It's not over til it's over. Several have taken over a month before their acceptance. Realistically, yeah, ND has moved fast for a lot of accepted people, so your chances are a bit diminished if you're waiting a while, but there is no reason to count yourself out yet!

Cool thanks. My numbers are below the school's median, so I guess they saw my LSAT score and said "why would I even waste my time?" and pushed it aside, leaving my app to pile up dust right?


I'm above their 75th LSAT and at median gpa... I'm still complete too so I think it has a lot more to do with their restructuring and such with scholly and things of that nature (they are REALLY trying to avoid another -3 LSAT drop)


Above both 75ths and sitting complete since 1/9. Actually didn't realize how much the medians dropped for class of 2016. Show me the money ND and I will glaaaadly contribute to bringing them back up!

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Postby kyle010723 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:06 am

ndirish2010 wrote:I would not place Minnesota in the same category. I would place it a half step below ND/WUSTL.


I would agree with this sentiment. UMN is a great school, but that is if you want to practice in MN or the states in surrounding MN.

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Postby mx23250 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:23 am

boosane wrote:Hey all,

My status has been "Application Complete" for about a month now. Should I assumed I got dinged?


I'm below the medium and 25% and got admitted. It was probably ~6 weeks after initially going complete. I submitted early Nov though.

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Postby yossarian » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:24 am

mx23250 wrote:
boosane wrote:Hey all,

My status has been "Application Complete" for about a month now. Should I assumed I got dinged?


I'm below the medium and 25% and got admitted. It was probably ~6 weeks after initially going complete. I submitted early Nov though.


Aren't you from IN? It seems to me this is making a difference.

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Postby mx23250 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:29 am

yossarian71 wrote:
mx23250 wrote:
boosane wrote:Hey all,

My status has been "Application Complete" for about a month now. Should I assumed I got dinged?


I'm below the medium and 25% and got admitted. It was probably ~6 weeks after initially going complete. I submitted early Nov though.


Aren't you from IN? It seems to me this is making a difference.


No, I'm actually from Minnesota.

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Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:32 am

If anything, it seems like people from Indiana have been overrepresented lately. One glance at the current masthead for law review is crazy, almost everyone is from the Midwest. That was not the case in my class.

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Postby km34 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:49 pm

I submitted my application on January 9 and I got my admitted email February 7 (last Friday)...the email didn't say anything about scholarship info, though...anyone else in the same boat? Also, I'm still waiting on my packet!!! How long did it take to get your acceptance packets after receiving the email?

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Postby yossarian » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:54 pm

km34 wrote:I submitted my application on January 9 and I got my admitted email February 7 (last Friday)...the email didn't say anything about scholarship info, though...anyone else in the same boat? Also, I'm still waiting on my packet!!! How long did it take to get your acceptance packets after receiving the email?


Yeah. I've been trying to figure this out. There doesn't seem to be a pattern or a clear date cut off where things changed. I was admitted in December with no mention of scholarship in my email. The acceptance letter that came more than two weeks later (due to the holiday) mentioned scholarship. There have been different wordings and it is a bit unclear as to whether email mention v. letter mention & specific wording v. different wording mean anything.

So basically, we are all waiting. Your letter will hopefully have the word scholarship in it. From there it's a waiting game.

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Postby bound » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:55 pm

Got my acceptance package today! The Why ND book is pretty awesome. Also had mention of scholarship which would be coming out in early 2014....

..so yeah that didn't happen.

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Postby yossarian » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:56 pm

Austinbound wrote:Got my acceptance package today! The Why ND book is pretty awesome. Also had mention of scholarship which would be coming out in early 2014....

..so yeah that didn't happen.


Congrats!

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Postby cannibal ox » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:01 pm

Email acceptance didn't mention scholarship, admit package did. I wonder if the wording (seems like there are a couple versions) will correspond to scholarship amount at all. Doubtful it will, but I'm sure we're all going to read into it anyways, haha.

Submitted 1/23
Complete 1/24, 1/27, & 2/5
Decision Made 2/6 (updated on 2/5)

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Postby yossarian » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:04 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Email acceptance didn't mention scholarship, admit package did. I wonder if the wording (seems like there are a couple versions) will correspond to scholarship amount at all. Doubtful it will, but I'm sure we're all going to read into it anyways, haha.


Yeah. It would seem like it should, but I can't make sense of it. The few "most attractive options" reported have had good numbers, but others with good or better numbers have received different wording.

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Postby cannibal ox » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:14 pm

I got the "maximum and most competitive award" wording, and I'm above median GPA, above 75th LSAT. It could also correspond to the acceptance date, maybe they used one form letter for a while and then switched to another.

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Postby lovesthelaw » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:21 pm

cannibal ox wrote:I got the "maximum and most competitive award" wording, and I'm above median GPA, above 75th LSAT. It could also correspond to the acceptance date, maybe they used one form letter for a while and then switched to another.


I think it probably corresponds to the acceptance date. I was accepted on December 11th, am right at both medians, and had the "maximum and most competitive award" wording.

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Postby yossarian » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:22 pm

cannibal ox wrote:I got the "maximum and most competitive award" wording, and I'm above median GPA, above 75th LSAT. It could also correspond to the acceptance date, maybe they used one form letter for a while and then switched to another.


That's what I said, but Ricky Bobby got the "most competitive award" one in November. No one below either median has gotten the "competitive award" but I think AustinBound is >75, median GPA and got the same one I got "early 2014." (Full disclosure: I'm >75th LSAT but below 25th GPA, so I'm not surprised I didn't get the "competitive" one).

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Postby bound » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:41 pm

yossarian71 wrote:
cannibal ox wrote:I got the "maximum and most competitive award" wording, and I'm above median GPA, above 75th LSAT. It could also correspond to the acceptance date, maybe they used one form letter for a while and then switched to another.


That's what I said, but Ricky Bobby got the "most competitive award" one in November. No one below either median has gotten the "competitive award" but I think AustinBound is >75, median GPA and got the same one I got "early 2014." (Full disclosure: I'm >75th LSAT but below 25th GPA, so I'm not surprised I didn't get the "competitive" one).



>75th LSAT but <25th GPA. So who knows?? As long as its better than WUSTL's.... lol




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