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 slayer47 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:42 am

Thorcogan wrote:
jen6886 wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:
Thorcogan wrote:In today.

165/3.45

Complete 2/27
In 3/9

Can't really explain the short turn around since I don't believe my numbers are that amazing, but I am not complaining at all. Waiting to hear about a potential scholarship or not.



You'll get it in the mail in a few days.


Congrats! Did you receive an email when you were admitted or did you check the application status website?


I received an email. I actually haven't gone back to the status checker since I got the email because I don't much see a point in it lol. I had been checking the status every couple days before I got the email though.


So does this mean that acceptances are going out via email now? Or should I still be obsessively checking my mailbox?

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

Postby pauly_biegler » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:27 pm

W&M up 9 spots in the rankings to 24 in this year's USNWR rankings. WOW.

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

Postby LEparalegal » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:31 pm

pauly_biegler wrote:W&M up 9 spots in the rankings to 24 in this year's USNWR rankings. WOW.


Link? Thought rankings come out tomorrow, no?

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

Postby pauly_biegler » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:33 pm

LEparalegal wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:W&M up 9 spots in the rankings to 24 in this year's USNWR rankings. WOW.


Link? Thought rankings come out tomorrow, no?



Check out Mike Spivey's twitter (@spiveyconsult) he's a legal ed. consultant who posts quite often around here and got his hands on the rankings a day early.

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

Postby LEparalegal » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:39 pm

pauly_biegler wrote:
LEparalegal wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:W&M up 9 spots in the rankings to 24 in this year's USNWR rankings. WOW.


Link? Thought rankings come out tomorrow, no?



Check out Mike Spivey's twitter (@spiveyconsult) he's a legal ed. consultant who posts quite often around here and got his hands on the rankings a day early.


Thanks. That's quite the jump. I'm sure Admissions is pleased.

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

Postby Marquis » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:45 pm

That is an impressive jump! W&M kicking all kinds of ass!

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

Postby The Dark Shepard » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:32 pm

That is quite the jump!

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

Postby amohiuddin » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:40 pm

my status is still on hold for further review since january. :,(

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

Postby LEparalegal » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:15 pm

I had already accepted at W&M and sent in the seat deposit before those rankings leaked. Decision was between W&M and W&L. Rankings weren't a huge factor in my decision but yikes!

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

Postby pauly_biegler » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:16 pm

LEparalegal wrote:I had already accepted at W&M and sent in the seat deposit before those rankings leaked. Decision was between W&M and W&L. Rankings weren't a huge factor in my decision but yikes!


hahaha pretty wild eh? W&M went from a consideration to a strong consideration today

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

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:22 pm

Hey guys, I don't know if I was 'held' or what ... maybe someone could shed some light?

This is what my page looks like, with dates modified for privacy:

Current Status: File is Complete and in Review Process
Current Status Date: 3/01/2014
Decision Status: Review Complete-Hold for Further Reviews
Decision Status Date: 3/08/2014


ETA: Looking through this thread, I see this is a popular "decision status." My numbers aren't anything special, so, is this better than an outright WL ... or, what? Would be interested in knowing fellow held-student LSAT/GPAs.
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Re: William and Mary c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby vanburenboys » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:26 pm

pauly_biegler wrote:
LEparalegal wrote:I had already accepted at W&M and sent in the seat deposit before those rankings leaked. Decision was between W&M and W&L. Rankings weren't a huge factor in my decision but yikes!


hahaha pretty wild eh? W&M went from a consideration to a strong consideration today



Just be careful letting this news strongly dictate your choice. You know it is a relatively screwed up system if a school is able to jump that much in one year. I'm guessing they probably got some massive donation, drastically raising their money spent per student.

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

Postby LEparalegal » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:30 pm

vanburenboys wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:
LEparalegal wrote:I had already accepted at W&M and sent in the seat deposit before those rankings leaked. Decision was between W&M and W&L. Rankings weren't a huge factor in my decision but yikes!


hahaha pretty wild eh? W&M went from a consideration to a strong consideration today



Just be careful letting this news strongly dictate your choice. You know it is a relatively screwed up system if a school is able to jump that much in one year. I'm guessing they probably got some massive donation, drastically raising their money spent per student.


The system is nowhere near perfect, definitely, but it is the system. W&M was also in the 20s for a while up until a few years ago when they dipped into the 30s.

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

Postby Thorcogan » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:49 pm

Thorcogan wrote:In today.

165/3.45

Complete 2/27
In 3/9

Can't really explain the short turn around since I don't believe my numbers are that amazing, but I am not complaining at all. Waiting to hear about a potential scholarship or not.


Hey guys, I'm just going to edit like this so that the info stays in one post. I got the mail today and was offered 12K per year, so there is definitely a some money still left. Don't lose hope.

As for the people wondering whether to wait on an email or status checker, I can't really help because I don't know which came first. I just woke up Sunday morning to an email telling me I was in.

For those of you that are on hold pending further review. I obviously do not have any inside information so take my word with a grain of salt, but it seems likely that they have many good candidates for not as many positions, and are going to do another round of looking through anything.

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

Postby pauly_biegler » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:50 pm

vanburenboys wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:
LEparalegal wrote:I had already accepted at W&M and sent in the seat deposit before those rankings leaked. Decision was between W&M and W&L. Rankings weren't a huge factor in my decision but yikes!


hahaha pretty wild eh? W&M went from a consideration to a strong consideration today



Just be careful letting this news strongly dictate your choice. You know it is a relatively screwed up system if a school is able to jump that much in one year. I'm guessing they probably got some massive donation, drastically raising their money spent per student.


buzzkill.

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

Postby sl5uw13 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:59 pm

vanburenboys wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:
LEparalegal wrote:I had already accepted at W&M and sent in the seat deposit before those rankings leaked. Decision was between W&M and W&L. Rankings weren't a huge factor in my decision but yikes!


hahaha pretty wild eh? W&M went from a consideration to a strong consideration today



Just be careful letting this news strongly dictate your choice. You know it is a relatively screwed up system if a school is able to jump that much in one year. I'm guessing they probably got some massive donation, drastically raising their money spent per student.



they started having school funded positions.

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

Postby gerrydawg » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:41 am

sl5uw13 wrote:
vanburenboys wrote:
pauly_biegler wrote:
LEparalegal wrote:I had already accepted at W&M and sent in the seat deposit before those rankings leaked. Decision was between W&M and W&L. Rankings weren't a huge factor in my decision but yikes!


hahaha pretty wild eh? W&M went from a consideration to a strong consideration today



Just be careful letting this news strongly dictate your choice. You know it is a relatively screwed up system if a school is able to jump that much in one year. I'm guessing they probably got some massive donation, drastically raising their money spent per student.



they started having school funded positions.


they did not just start having school-funded positions this year. Unless there was a huge uptick in school-funded positions, I think that there had to be an increase in something else. I'm very eager to look at their employment stats when they're released (I think March 15th) to see what the year over year differences are. I know you all are overachievers and may do this anyway, but I highly recommend looking at the ABA required disclosures for employment stats for all of the schools you're considering. Outside of the somewhat arbitrary rankings, looking at those ABA disclosures is a great way to actually get a sense of where the school's grads are going.

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

Postby anan » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:05 am

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they did not just start having school-funded positions this year. Unless there was a huge uptick in school-funded positions, I think that there had to be an increase in something else. I'm very eager to look at their employment stats when they're released (I think March 15th) to see what the year over year differences are. I know you all are overachievers and may do this anyway, but I highly recommend looking at the ABA required disclosures for employment stats for all of the schools you're considering. Outside of the somewhat arbitrary rankings, looking at those ABA disclosures is a great way to actually get a sense of where the school's grads are going.[/quote]




Yes, they did just start having school funded positions. I go there.

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

Postby sl5uw13 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:46 am

I don't when it starts to affect the rankings but 2011 http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=wm&class=2011 they didn't have any and the next year 2012 http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=wm they did.

eta: this year's ranking use 2012 stats because 2013 stats aren't out yet.

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

Postby pauly_biegler » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:00 pm

anan wrote:


they did not just start having school-funded positions this year. Unless there was a huge uptick in school-funded positions, I think that there had to be an increase in something else. I'm very eager to look at their employment stats when they're released (I think March 15th) to see what the year over year differences are. I know you all are overachievers and may do this anyway, but I highly recommend looking at the ABA required disclosures for employment stats for all of the schools you're considering. Outside of the somewhat arbitrary rankings, looking at those ABA disclosures is a great way to actually get a sense of where the school's grads are going.[/quote]




Yes, they did just start having school funded positions. I go there.[/quote]


What's your general opinion on W&M then

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

Postby anan » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:38 am

What's your general opinion on W&M then[/quote]


I am glad that I picked it over the other Virginia schools (sans UVA). Its laid back, and i have no real complaints. Still job searching as a 3L, but that is really because I want specific things and have been willing to forego other options. I dont hear many people freaking out about jobs. I think most people are turning out just fine. I like the people, and the town is nice. I wasnt really looking for a city.

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

Postby Marquis » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:07 am

Meursault wrote:Trying to negotiate scholarship $$. Has anyone had any luck so far this year?


I just sent a negotiation request today. Fingers crossed!

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

Postby RonBurgundy » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:40 am

For all of us in the "held for further review" party, is the consensus that we hear back mid march? Maybe the end of this week? Or are we looking at later?

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

Postby adbuckley » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:26 am

Marquis wrote:
Meursault wrote:Trying to negotiate scholarship $$. Has anyone had any luck so far this year?


I just sent a negotiation request today. Fingers crossed!



Sent mine last weekend, and got an email that I should hear back by Friday. Super quick turnaround.




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