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

Postby RollingthruLawSchool » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:49 pm

yossarian71 wrote:
thywizardofwit wrote:Congrats to all the admits. Has anyone heard about scholarship $$$ yet? They said early February if I remember correctly.


Read through the last few pages for more specifics. But yes, they said early February. Apparently, some people have recently been told early March. It's a mystery. No one knows and everyone is still waiting.


talked to a classmate at school yesterday who also was accepted and curious about scholarships; she was told by admiss office when she called they started emailing them out this week and would continue to do so until the end of the month. there you have it... scholarship are coming out

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

Postby John Everyman » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:57 pm

RollingthruLawSchool wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
thywizardofwit wrote:Congrats to all the admits. Has anyone heard about scholarship $$$ yet? They said early February if I remember correctly.


Read through the last few pages for more specifics. But yes, they said early February. Apparently, some people have recently been told early March. It's a mystery. No one knows and everyone is still waiting.


talked to a classmate at school yesterday who also was accepted and curious about scholarships; she was told by admiss office when she called they started emailing them out this week and would continue to do so until the end of the month. there you have it... scholarship are coming out


Great news, thanks for the update.

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

Postby Viklaw » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:02 pm

Hi all, checking in here. Any thoughts on chances? GPA slightly above median, LSAT median, engineering undergrad. I read somewhere they recently announced a new IP program.

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

Postby magjag » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:06 pm

Does anybody know how they think of international GPAs? I did well in undergrad, but my grade has been reported as "superior" even though I was consistently at the top of my class....

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

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:12 pm

RollingthruLawSchool wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
thywizardofwit wrote:Congrats to all the admits. Has anyone heard about scholarship $$$ yet? They said early February if I remember correctly.


Read through the last few pages for more specifics. But yes, they said early February. Apparently, some people have recently been told early March. It's a mystery. No one knows and everyone is still waiting.


talked to a classmate at school yesterday who also was accepted and curious about scholarships; she was told by admiss office when she called they started emailing them out this week and would continue to do so until the end of the month. there you have it... scholarship are coming out


That's 180, bro.

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:14 pm

Viklaw wrote:Hi all, checking in here. Any thoughts on chances? GPA slightly above median, LSAT median, engineering undergrad. I read somewhere they recently announced a new IP program.


I would say you probably have a pretty good chance if you are at or above medians.

magjag wrote:Does anybody know how they think of international GPAs? I did well in undergrad, but my grade has been reported as "superior" even though I was consistently at the top of my class....


Superior sounds like a good thing, dude. Just relax and wait for the decision. You've been freaking out since you submitted. Chill out.

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:16 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
Viklaw wrote:Hi all, checking in here. Any thoughts on chances? GPA slightly above median, LSAT median, engineering undergrad. I read somewhere they recently announced a new IP program.


I would say you probably have a pretty good chance if you are at or above medians.

magjag wrote:Does anybody know how they think of international GPAs? I did well in undergrad, but my grade has been reported as "superior" even though I was consistently at the top of my class....


Superior sounds like a good thing, dude. Just relax and wait for the decision. You've been freaking out since you submitted. Chill out.


magjag was probably looking for "most-superiorest" though. more than 1 can be "superior".

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:17 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
magjag was probably looking for "most-superiorest" though. more than 1 can be "superior".


#LogicLife

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

Postby kyle010723 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:23 pm

This should be the new grading scale for all law school:

Most-superior-est
Superior-est
Very-Superior
Extra-Superior
Superior

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

Postby mx23250 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:27 pm

kyle010723 wrote:This should be the new grading scale for all law school:

Most-superior-est
Superior-est
Very-Superior
Extra-Superior
Superior


I propose 1 minor adjustment to this scale:

Chuck Norris
Most-superior-est
Superior-est
Very-Superior
Extra-Superior
Superior

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

Postby kyle010723 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:31 pm

I mean, YHS already do like a HH, H, S system, why cant we do a S S^2 S^3 system...

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:40 pm

mx23250 wrote:
kyle010723 wrote:This should be the new grading scale for all law school:

Most-superior-est
Superior-est
Very-Superior
Extra-Superior
Superior


I propose 1 minor adjustment to this scale:

Chuck Norris
Most-superior-est
Superior-est
Very-Superior
Extra-Superior
Superior

kyle010723 wrote:I mean, YHS already do like a HH, H, S system, why cant we do a S S^2 S^3 system...


"Aww man, I got an Extra Superior in CivPro. Looks like it's academic probation for me."


Sorry, magjag. I know you're nervous and excited about your decision, but everybody waits. I'm sure the good news will come soon.

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

Postby magjag » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:43 pm

ha. easy for you guys to say. A 4.0 is far far better than a 3.0 ? but the same grades with a non US degree will probably get the same LSAC grade-"superior".
It not fair, but I guess it is what it is

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:54 pm

magjag wrote:ha. easy for you guys to say. A 4.0 is far far better than a 3.0 ? but the same grades with a non US degree will probably get the same LSAC grade-"superior".
It not fair, but I guess it is what it is


From http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=154655:

tvt86 wrote:Yes. I was in the same situation with my English transcript. All of the grades you achieved throughout your time in undergrad will be used by LSAC in evaluating your transcripts.

Don't worry too much about it, though. LSAC won't give you a GPA anyway; they'll just classify you as below average, average, above average, or superior. Unless there's a really big difference, your first year grades are unlikely to negatively affect which category you fall into.


There are no super-special-superiors in LSAC's mind.

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

Postby magjag » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:57 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
magjag wrote:ha. easy for you guys to say. A 4.0 is far far better than a 3.0 ? but the same grades with a non US degree will probably get the same LSAC grade-"superior".
It not fair, but I guess it is what it is


From http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=154655:

tvt86 wrote:Yes. I was in the same situation with my English transcript. All of the grades you achieved throughout your time in undergrad will be used by LSAC in evaluating your transcripts.

Don't worry too much about it, though. LSAC won't give you a GPA anyway; they'll just classify you as below average, average, above average, or superior. Unless there's a really big difference, your first year grades are unlikely to negatively affect which category you fall into.


There are no super-special-superiors in LSAC's mind.

And that is precisely my point. The evaluation standard is different as the reports are not granular enough.

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:07 pm

magjag wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:
magjag wrote:ha. easy for you guys to say. A 4.0 is far far better than a 3.0 ? but the same grades with a non US degree will probably get the same LSAC grade-"superior".
It not fair, but I guess it is what it is


From http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=154655:

tvt86 wrote:Yes. I was in the same situation with my English transcript. All of the grades you achieved throughout your time in undergrad will be used by LSAC in evaluating your transcripts.

Don't worry too much about it, though. LSAC won't give you a GPA anyway; they'll just classify you as below average, average, above average, or superior. Unless there's a really big difference, your first year grades are unlikely to negatively affect which category you fall into.


There are no super-special-superiors in LSAC's mind.

And that is precisely my point. The evaluation standard is different as the reports are not granular enough.


So let me get this straight: You are complaining because LSAC assigned the highest mark possible to your undergrad transcript? You are upset about the foreign equivalent of a 4.0?

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:11 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
magjag wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:
magjag wrote:ha. easy for you guys to say. A 4.0 is far far better than a 3.0 ? but the same grades with a non US degree will probably get the same LSAC grade-"superior".
It not fair, but I guess it is what it is


From http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=154655:

tvt86 wrote:Yes. I was in the same situation with my English transcript. All of the grades you achieved throughout your time in undergrad will be used by LSAC in evaluating your transcripts.

Don't worry too much about it, though. LSAC won't give you a GPA anyway; they'll just classify you as below average, average, above average, or superior. Unless there's a really big difference, your first year grades are unlikely to negatively affect which category you fall into.


There are no super-special-superiors in LSAC's mind.

And that is precisely my point. The evaluation standard is different as the reports are not granular enough.


So let me get this straight: You are complaining because LSAC assigned the highest mark possible to your undergrad transcript? You are upset about the foreign equivalent of a 4.0?


He's upset because other people with lesser grades get the same mark, and although he has the highest possible LSAC foreign designation, the schools won't know just how much better he is than those other half-brained slackers who just barely inched into his superior category. :lol:

Edit: but overall, yes, RB, I think you got it and your avatar is a perfect reaction

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

Postby magjag » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:20 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
magjag wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:
magjag wrote:ha. easy for you guys to say. A 4.0 is far far better than a 3.0 ? but the same grades with a non US degree will probably get the same LSAC grade-"superior".
It not fair, but I guess it is what it is


From http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=154655:

tvt86 wrote:Yes. I was in the same situation with my English transcript. All of the grades you achieved throughout your time in undergrad will be used by LSAC in evaluating your transcripts.

Don't worry too much about it, though. LSAC won't give you a GPA anyway; they'll just classify you as below average, average, above average, or superior. Unless there's a really big difference, your first year grades are unlikely to negatively affect which category you fall into.


There are no super-special-superiors in LSAC's mind.

And that is precisely my point. The evaluation standard is different as the reports are not granular enough.


So let me get this straight: You are complaining because LSAC assigned the highest mark possible to your undergrad transcript? You are upset about the foreign equivalent of a 4.0?

I am complaining about being clubbed in the same group as someone with a 3.2!

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

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:23 pm

magjag wrote:I am complaining about being clubbed in the same group as someone with a 3.2!


That's pretty TTT man. That is bullshit. Someone with a 3.2 will have a better GPA than most applicants...

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

Postby magjag » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:29 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:
magjag wrote:I am complaining about being clubbed in the same group as someone with a 3.2!


That's pretty TTT man. That is bullshit. Someone with a 3.2 will have a better GPA than most applicants...

Agreed.
but what would you rather have, a 3.2 or 4?

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

Postby bound » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:32 pm

magjag wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
magjag wrote:I am complaining about being clubbed in the same group as someone with a 3.2!


That's pretty TTT man. That is bullshit. Someone with a 3.2 will have a better GPA than most applicants...

Agreed.
but what would you rather have, a 3.2 or 4?



Why does it matter? They aren't going to look at your "superior" ranking and be like, "Ya know, I bet you this guy would technically have a 3.2 if it weren't for this superior ranking. So lets reject him."


....you are bugging everyone. And you're offending people with 3.2 GPA's. So shuttup.

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

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:34 pm

magjag wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
magjag wrote:I am complaining about being clubbed in the same group as someone with a 3.2!


That's pretty TTT man. That is bullshit. Someone with a 3.2 will have a better GPA than most applicants...

Agreed.
but what would you rather have, a 3.2 or 4?


4. Duh. But from our point of view, it doesn't matter because you have a 4. Idk what you're complaining about.

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:35 pm

Austinbound wrote:
magjag wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
magjag wrote:I am complaining about being clubbed in the same group as someone with a 3.2!


That's pretty TTT man. That is bullshit. Someone with a 3.2 will have a better GPA than most applicants...

Agreed.
but what would you rather have, a 3.2 or 4?



Why does it matter? They aren't going to look at your "superior" ranking and be like, "Ya know, I bet you this guy would technically have a 3.2 if it weren't for this superior ranking. So lets reject him."


....you are bugging everyone. And you're offending people with 3.2 GPA's. So shuttup.


:lol: 180

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

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:36 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
Austinbound wrote:
Why does it matter? They aren't going to look at your "superior" ranking and be like, "Ya know, I bet you this guy would technically have a 3.2 if it weren't for this superior ranking. So lets reject him."


....you are bugging everyone. And you're offending people with 3.2 GPA's. So shuttup.


:lol: 180

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

Postby LyricsToLitigation » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:38 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:
magjag wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:
magjag wrote:I am complaining about being clubbed in the same group as someone with a 3.2!


That's pretty TTT man. That is bullshit. Someone with a 3.2 will have a better GPA than most applicants...

Agreed.
but what would you rather have, a 3.2 or 4?


4. Duh. But from our point of view, it doesn't matter because you have a 4. Idk what you're complaining about.


lol i think we're all just a bit anxious waiting for admissions and scholly... lets put the claws away and all play nice like good 0L's :-D




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