Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

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Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby TheProdigal » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:40 am

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Its about time this appeared. Edits forthcoming. Your illustrious OP went through Emory admissions last year before being forced to withdraw just before classes began (and is still bitter about losing the apartment he had lined up). But what that means for you is that OP had conversations with the administration about questions, concerns and curiosities. Let's help each other out and open up the floor to your own questions, comments, thoughts and the general stress of the application wait without a status checker.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Maplesyrup » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:58 am

Thanks for making the thread, went complete 10-2. Live in Atlanta and want to stay, will likely be making a decision between UGA and Emory.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:27 am

International applicant checking in here. Going to try and solicit a fee waiver after October LSAT score is released.

OP, lets get some great pics of Atlanta up soon.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby OLitch » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:29 am

I applied the first week of Sep. I have not heard a peep from Emory. Nothing.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby TheProdigal » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:06 am

James.K.Polk wrote:
OLitch wrote:I applied the first week of Sep. I have not heard a peuep from Emory. Nothing.


Ditto here - I applied in August. Where do you guys find the status checker?

Unless something has changed, there isn't one. You'll get emails when complete and when under review, and that's about it.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Maplesyrup » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:22 am

I don't think there is a status checker.

This is what i got from emory one day after applying:

"Thank you for applying to Emory Law’s Class of 2019. We have received your application, and we are currently preparing it for review for our admission committee. If all parts of your application are complete, you will receive an additional note from us shortly that your file has entered the review phase."

and then:

Thank you for submitting your application to Emory University School of Law. This email confirms that your application is complete.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby 20171203 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:03 am

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby TheProdigal » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:04 am

Looking at LSN it seems first acceptances went out around the middle of January last cycle. Personally, I was a rather late applicant, and my turnaround was about two weeks, if memory serves.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby OLitch » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:54 am

James.K.Polk wrote:I sent a personalized email to an ad com I had been speaking with, and they responded with:

"Thanks. We will place it in your file. Decisions will start being made in early 2017. Good luck!"

I said, "Hopefully I hear back a little sooner than that!" but apparently they didn't think that was funny....


Haha!

Emory is losing points.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby janderson821 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:09 pm

Checking in. My app has been complete since 9/10.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby TheProdigal » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:48 pm

If anyone has some good pictures of the building, library, or Atlanta in general, send them my way!

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Scalvert » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:05 pm

That graph - solid green to the right of a wall of waitlisted 164s, with more green to the left. Seems odd. If your GPA is over 3.7 you're in! (unless you got a 164, then screw you!)

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Maplesyrup » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:12 pm

that does seem odd... and several of them have above median gpa's

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:20 pm

Scalvert wrote:That graph - solid green to the right of a wall of waitlisted 164s, with more green to the left. Seems odd. If your GPA is over 3.7 you're in! (unless you got a 164, then screw you!)


I think its more interesting to note that as long as your LSAT is at median, then you are good to go, provided that your GPA is above 3.0. Checking the actual graph on My LSN, it seems as if most of the lower GPA applicants who were accepted with median LSATs (165) were also non-URM. Interesting.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Scalvert » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:42 pm

Harry_Pluxen wrote:
Scalvert wrote:That graph - solid green to the right of a wall of waitlisted 164s, with more green to the left. Seems odd. If your GPA is over 3.7 you're in! (unless you got a 164, then screw you!)


I think its more interesting to note that as long as your LSAT is at median, then you are good to go, provided that your GPA is above 3.0. Checking the actual graph on My LSN, it seems as if most of the lower GPA applicants who were accepted with median LSATs (165) were also non-URM. Interesting.


I didn't look at the actual graph on LSN. It could be that URM accounts for the high GPA, sub-165 green. I've just never seen a graph where everyone (except for, apparently, one lucky person) who had a score just one point under median was waitlisted.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:22 am

Scalvert wrote:
Harry_Pluxen wrote:
Scalvert wrote:That graph - solid green to the right of a wall of waitlisted 164s, with more green to the left. Seems odd. If your GPA is over 3.7 you're in! (unless you got a 164, then screw you!)


I think its more interesting to note that as long as your LSAT is at median, then you are good to go, provided that your GPA is above 3.0. Checking the actual graph on My LSN, it seems as if most of the lower GPA applicants who were accepted with median LSATs (165) were also non-URM. Interesting.


I didn't look at the actual graph on LSN. It could be that URM accounts for the high GPA, sub-165 green. I've just never seen a graph where everyone (except for, apparently, one lucky person) who had a score just one point under median was waitlisted.


True dat.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:23 am

Anyone writing a Why X essay for Emory?

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby The Abyss » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:58 pm

Checking in. Not having to move and my wife keeping her current job makes Emory an attractive option.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby jumbocolumbo » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:50 pm

Harry_Pluxen wrote:Anyone writing a Why X essay for Emory?


Interested in this as well. I haven't submitted my app yet and I'm wondering if its worth it/ could help during scholly negotiation.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby TheProdigal » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:54 pm

jumbocolumbo wrote:
Harry_Pluxen wrote:Anyone writing a Why X essay for Emory?


Interested in this as well. I haven't submitted my app yet and I'm wondering if its worth it/ could help during scholly negotiation.

I don't recall a Why Emory essay last year, but there was a very firm stance against negotiation by admissions. During ASW I mentioned the offer of a Dean's Fellowship from WUSTL complicating my decision of where to attend and received a congratulations and a reminder Emory doesn't negotiate. I do, however, believe someone claimed a scholarship bump due to their Woodruff app.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:54 am

TheProdigal wrote:
jumbocolumbo wrote:
Harry_Pluxen wrote:Anyone writing a Why X essay for Emory?


Interested in this as well. I haven't submitted my app yet and I'm wondering if its worth it/ could help during scholly negotiation.

I don't recall a Why Emory essay last year, but there was a very firm stance against negotiation by admissions. During ASW I mentioned the offer of a Dean's Fellowship from WUSTL complicating my decision of where to attend and received a congratulations and a reminder Emory doesn't negotiate. I do, however, believe someone claimed a scholarship bump due to their Woodruff app.


I actually called them after posing the original question. The admissions office informed me that they want to see an applicants' interest in Emory come through in their personal statement rather than a separate essay.

I'm still curious whether or not people have had success (ie. being admitted) after having written a why X essay.

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Scalvert » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:20 pm

Harry_Pluxen wrote:
TheProdigal wrote:
jumbocolumbo wrote:
Harry_Pluxen wrote:Anyone writing a Why X essay for Emory?


Interested in this as well. I haven't submitted my app yet and I'm wondering if its worth it/ could help during scholly negotiation.

I don't recall a Why Emory essay last year, but there was a very firm stance against negotiation by admissions. During ASW I mentioned the offer of a Dean's Fellowship from WUSTL complicating my decision of where to attend and received a congratulations and a reminder Emory doesn't negotiate. I do, however, believe someone claimed a scholarship bump due to their Woodruff app.


I actually called them after posing the original question. The admissions office informed me that they want to see an applicants' interest in Emory come through in their personal statement rather than a separate essay.

I'm still curious whether or not people have had success (ie. being admitted) after having written a why X essay.


I just submitted the same ps to Emory that I submitted with other apps. Don't they usually stipulate in the directions if they want something specific? (Perhaps they did and I overlooked it).

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Re: Emory Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:25 pm

Scalvert wrote:
Harry_Pluxen wrote:
TheProdigal wrote:
jumbocolumbo wrote:
Harry_Pluxen wrote:Anyone writing a Why X essay for Emory?


Interested in this as well. I haven't submitted my app yet and I'm wondering if its worth it/ could help during scholly negotiation.

I don't recall a Why Emory essay last year, but there was a very firm stance against negotiation by admissions. During ASW I mentioned the offer of a Dean's Fellowship from WUSTL complicating my decision of where to attend and received a congratulations and a reminder Emory doesn't negotiate. I do, however, believe someone claimed a scholarship bump due to their Woodruff app.


I actually called them after posing the original question. The admissions office informed me that they want to see an applicants' interest in Emory come through in their personal statement rather than a separate essay.

I'm still curious whether or not people have had success (ie. being admitted) after having written a why X essay.


I just submitted the same ps to Emory that I submitted with other apps. Don't they usually stipulate in the directions if they want something specific? (Perhaps they did and I overlooked it).


It was a pretty general PS prompt from what I remember. I'll check last years thread to see what people submitted. If there are any re-applicants ITT, please feel red to chime in.




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