William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jac101689 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:45 pm

It says in mine that I will be assigned to work "within the Law School administration and Law Library departments."

Good question; I'm also curious about the answer.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby AT9 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:53 pm

jac101689 wrote:It says in mine that I will be assigned to work "within the Law School administration and Law Library departments."

Good question; I'm also curious about the answer.


Ah, good catch, mine does as well. But because it says "within" those two departments, I don't know that it necessarily means you'll wind up working in the library. I bet the give out more specific roles once they know who's enrolling. FYI: I was pm'ing with a grad fellow at W&M a while back and s/he worked in the library and loved it. Said it was basically paid study time with a little work.

EDIT: Sorry, just re-read my conversation with that person. Grad fellows split the 8 hrs. per week into 4 with the library and 4 with the law school administration in some fashion.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wsparker » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:36 am

AT9 wrote:
jac101689 wrote:Those who've gotten fellowships: which did you get? They offered me Library!


Did they actually offer a specific position? In my letter they just mentioned that, at least in the first year, I would work either in the law school administration or law school library. They didn't say exactly what I'd be doing.

To anyone familiar with W&M: how important is it to have ties to the area if you're shooting for DC metro or the other large cities in VA? Is the W&M degree portable to other areas where you have stronger ties?

I like the idea of studying at a school/area with so much history and having a shot to practice in the DC area, but I'm worried about my lack of ties to that part of the country.


I am interested in this too. I want to work in Atlanta (and have all my ties in Atlanta), but am worried W&M won't give me as many options as UGA or Emory.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby angels2fly » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:44 am

I think if you rank well enough you can snag some good jobs in DC or even NY. At least this is the impression the dean gave when he called me. Seemed corroborated with research.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby AT9 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:37 am

wsparker wrote:
AT9 wrote:
jac101689 wrote:Those who've gotten fellowships: which did you get? They offered me Library!


Did they actually offer a specific position? In my letter they just mentioned that, at least in the first year, I would work either in the law school administration or law school library. They didn't say exactly what I'd be doing.

To anyone familiar with W&M: how important is it to have ties to the area if you're shooting for DC metro or the other large cities in VA? Is the W&M degree portable to other areas where you have stronger ties?

I like the idea of studying at a school/area with so much history and having a shot to practice in the DC area, but I'm worried about my lack of ties to that part of the country.


I am interested in this too. I want to work in Atlanta (and have all my ties in Atlanta), but am worried W&M won't give me as many options as UGA or Emory.


If you're certain you want to work in ATL, I don't think W&M over UGA/Emory makes much sense. If you want to work in ATL but would be ok working elsewhere, then it may not be a bad option. I just spoke to an alumna of W&M who graduated around top 1/3 and got back to her home city in the South without much trouble (in 2009 no less). In reference to my question above, she was 100% sure that having no ties to VA wouldn't be a problem if you're coming from W&M, UVA, W&L, GWU, or Georgetown with reasonable grades. And, much like I thought, it's more of a problem when you graduate one place (say, W&M) and try to get to some other market without ties (say, Arizona).

While I'm impressed with W&M's transparency with employment info (the list of job locations with the admissions packet was great), I'm a little concerned with their 40ish grads who were employed by the school for like a $20K/yr stipend... I wonder if those grads wind up landing something decent after the fellowship ends?

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby altoline115 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:19 pm

Admitted at 5pm today via a call from the Admissions Dean! No $$$ info yet.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wsparker » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:17 pm

AT9 wrote:
wsparker wrote:
AT9 wrote:
jac101689 wrote:Those who've gotten fellowships: which did you get? They offered me Library!


Did they actually offer a specific position? In my letter they just mentioned that, at least in the first year, I would work either in the law school administration or law school library. They didn't say exactly what I'd be doing.

To anyone familiar with W&M: how important is it to have ties to the area if you're shooting for DC metro or the other large cities in VA? Is the W&M degree portable to other areas where you have stronger ties?

I like the idea of studying at a school/area with so much history and having a shot to practice in the DC area, but I'm worried about my lack of ties to that part of the country.


I am interested in this too. I want to work in Atlanta (and have all my ties in Atlanta), but am worried W&M won't give me as many options as UGA or Emory.


If you're certain you want to work in ATL, I don't think W&M over UGA/Emory makes much sense. If you want to work in ATL but would be ok working elsewhere, then it may not be a bad option. I just spoke to an alumna of W&M who graduated around top 1/3 and got back to her home city in the South without much trouble (in 2009 no less). In reference to my question above, she was 100% sure that having no ties to VA wouldn't be a problem if you're coming from W&M, UVA, W&L, GWU, or Georgetown with reasonable grades. And, much like I thought, it's more of a problem when you graduate one place (say, W&M) and try to get to some other market without ties (say, Arizona).

While I'm impressed with W&M's transparency with employment info (the list of job locations with the admissions packet was great), I'm a little concerned with their 40ish grads who were employed by the school for like a $20K/yr stipend... I wonder if those grads wind up landing something decent after the fellowship ends?


Thanks for the response! Yeah, I am not sure it makes much sense either (esp for the same cost), just checking ha. For what its worth, I also talked to an alum who works in atl now with no ties. In regards to the grads who are employed by the school, i wonder how many are post grad fellowships?

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Nucky » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:21 pm

Status check says "Review Complete-Hold for Further Reviews" ... Does this mean I am now officially on the dreaded waitlist? :(

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby couchpizza » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:35 pm

Checking in. Just applied here, think it's a great school, good luck everyone.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby burtmacklin » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:40 pm

Got my acceptance call two days ago and the email today! Really surprised it came this quick as I only completed the app on 11/18 and was kinda expecting waitlist from W&M lol but I'm pumped

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby gobears!! » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:46 pm

The admin team is great. they keep being so cordial! Campus seems beautiful

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby maplecai » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:10 am

For you guys in via email, do you reply the acceptance email to express gratitude or something? It's my first acceptance email, and I literally don't know what to do about it.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby dust_shaker » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:26 am

In via email this morning!

I'm wondering about scholarship money or fellowship acceptance, would that have arrived in the email also? I'm not as well versed on the process as I probably should be.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby angels2fly » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:43 am

maplecai wrote:For you guys in via email, do you reply the acceptance email to express gratitude or something? It's my first acceptance email, and I literally don't know what to do about it.


they should call you and you can thank them then

dust_shaker wrote:In via email this morning!

I'm wondering about scholarship money or fellowship acceptance, would that have arrived in the email also? I'm not as well versed on the process as I probably should be.


it will be in the mailed letter

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby gbelle » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:25 am

Nucky wrote:Status check says "Review Complete-Hold for Further Reviews" ... Does this mean I am now officially on the dreaded waitlist? :(


No. Your app will go under review again, and then they will make a final decision, which could be admit, reject, or waitlist.

I'm in the same position. Welcome to the partayyyy

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Grant976 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:42 am

In via email! Complete 11/21. Accepted 12/11. Awaiting details in the mailed package. 166, 3.4x.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby chingwoo » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:13 pm

gbelle wrote:
Nucky wrote:Status check says "Review Complete-Hold for Further Reviews" ... Does this mean I am now officially on the dreaded waitlist? :(


No. Your app will go under review again, and then they will make a final decision, which could be admit, reject, or waitlist.

I'm in the same position. Welcome to the partayyyy


This party is about to be a wild ride.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby altoline115 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:51 pm

Scholarship info arrived today! $84,000 over three years, almost completely financing my education! Very impressed with the personal touches of the phone call and the note on the letter of admission.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jac101689 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:23 pm

altoline115 wrote:Scholarship info arrived today! $84,000 over three years, almost completely financing my education! Very impressed with the personal touches of the phone call and the note on the letter of admission.


Congrats and yeah--they're really nice!

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby altoline115 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:33 pm

So it says you have to maintain out-of-state residency to keep the Fellowship...but that it becomes a "prorated scholarship" if you become a VA resident after your first year. Anybody know anything about this scholarship? Does it go down?

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby HYSenberg » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:40 pm

altoline115 wrote:Scholarship info arrived today! $84,000 over three years, almost completely financing my education! Very impressed with the personal touches of the phone call and the note on the letter of admission.

Nice. In surprised that they only offered me the basic fellowship when my LSAT is so far above their median. I definitely won't realistically consider attending with their first offer.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby angels2fly » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:50 pm

HYSenberg wrote:
altoline115 wrote:Scholarship info arrived today! $84,000 over three years, almost completely financing my education! Very impressed with the personal touches of the phone call and the note on the letter of admission.

Nice. In surprised that they only offered me the basic fellowship when my LSAT is so far above their median. I definitely won't realistically consider attending with their first offer.


What are your numbers?

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby HYSenberg » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:02 pm

3.61/168.

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby angels2fly » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:43 pm

yeah thats odd

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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mx23250 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:30 pm

"held for further review". oh well, it was a reach for me anyhow. congrats to all who got in!




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