Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Application and scholarship record for this cycle:

Accepted
10
11%
Accepted with $
20
22%
Accepted with $$$
30
33%
Waitlisted
23
25%
Rejected
8
9%
 
Total votes: 91

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:31 pm

My envelope was as underwhelming as my $105k offer. At/above both 75ths. I'm thankful, but based on last cycle my stats consistently got $120k. It looks like the application cycle might be stronger relative to last year. I'm looking on LSN, and I only see two $120k+ offers that aren't URM. One of them has worse stats than mine (marginally). I could be wrong about the cycle being stronger though. Maybe I just missed out on the $120k, because I didn't write the DKL essay/show high enough interest.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Long shot hero » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:37 pm

RedPurpleBlue wrote:My envelope was as underwhelming as my $105k offer. At/above both 75ths. I'm thankful, but based on last cycle my stats consistently got $120k. It looks like the application cycle might be stronger relative to last year. I'm looking on LSN, and I only see two $120k+ offers that aren't URM. One of them has worse stats than mine (marginally). I could be wrong about the cycle being stronger though. Maybe I just missed out on the $120k, because I didn't write the DKL essay/show high enough interest.

I follow you on LSN I'm slUgh rly surprised you even care about ND. Your cycle has been sick

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby vcap180 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:49 pm

vcap180 wrote:So if the seat deposit boxes don't show immediately when the decision is made, does that mean ding/WL? Is there ever a slight delay? Looks like not writing those supplementals may have cost me!

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:20 pm

Long shot hero wrote:
RedPurpleBlue wrote:My envelope was as underwhelming as my $105k offer. At/above both 75ths. I'm thankful, but based on last cycle my stats consistently got $120k. It looks like the application cycle might be stronger relative to last year. I'm looking on LSN, and I only see two $120k+ offers that aren't URM. One of them has worse stats than mine (marginally). I could be wrong about the cycle being stronger though. Maybe I just missed out on the $120k, because I didn't write the DKL essay/show high enough interest.

I follow you on LSN I'm slUgh rly surprised you even care about ND. Your cycle has been sick


Yeah, you're definitely right (changed username to PurplePumpkin btw, because I didn't want it to exactly match my TLS username). My cycle has been amazing, but I'm exceptionally debt-adverse and don't know what my goals (i.e. PI or firm) are, which is perhaps the worst combo. That means I'm carefully considering all the schools I've applied to.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby hoy456 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:37 am

trmckenz wrote:
hoy456 wrote:With a 35k per year scholarship and a bunch of other soft factors, NDLS is probably where I will end up - does anyone have any perspective on the best housing options? Especially info on rent/quality?


As far as South Bend housing goes, there is:

1. FOG (Fischer / O'Hara-Grace), which is on campus and for graduate students only. FOG lacks a dishwasher, no in-unit laundry, must share a bathroom, can be furnished, and no covered parking. $630/mo., all-inclusive.
2. Overlook at ND, which is off campus (but adjacent) and for graduate students/faculty only. Relatively new, SS appliances, in-unit laundry, private bathroom (or shared if you want a roommate), can be furnished, and no covered parking. $900-$1500/mo., all inclusive.
3. Foundry, which is off campus (but adjacent) and for all people 21+. Relatively new, SS appliances, in-unit laundry, private bathroom, unfurnished, and covered parking. $1300+/mo., utilities not included.
4. Lots of apartments nearby
5. Lots of rental houses nearby

I looked hard and chose #2.


Hey thanks a lot! Is your Overlook lease year round/do they allow subletting in the summer? Same question for on campus/Foundry if you happen to know? My own research leads me to believe the answer is you are on the hook for summer in off-campus housing, and for the nicer buildings there is no subletting but I'm not totally sure.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:13 am

Just came home to my scholarship letter and aieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it's better than I was hoping for. Still waiting on Vandy and UCLA's offers, but ND is definitely in the driver's seat right now pending my ASW visit.

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Postby anrf1225 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:58 am

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Postby SNightHighlights » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:05 pm

When is a good time to start the negotiation process? IU Maurer just upped me to full tuition after negotiating and I've got full tuition from UIUC and Iowa so I think I can at least get 5-15k more from NDLS. I am still waiting on WUSTL admissision/offer but I'm not entirely sure it will be higher than the offer I have already from NDLS (although I know WUSTL would be a better negotiating tool than UIUC or Iowa). Is it fine to send the online negotiation form in this week or should I hold off?

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby allstar87120 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:32 pm

so consensus is decision made with no seat deposits= WL or ding?

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby amta » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:35 pm

allstar87120 wrote:so consensus is decision made with no seat deposits= WL or ding?


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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Pinkpanda24 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:36 pm

SNightHighlights wrote:When is a good time to start the negotiation process? IU Maurer just upped me to full tuition after negotiating and I've got full tuition from UIUC and Iowa so I think I can at least get 5-15k more from NDLS. I am still waiting on WUSTL admissision/offer but I'm not entirely sure it will be higher than the offer I have already from NDLS (although I know WUSTL would be a better negotiating tool than UIUC or Iowa). Is it fine to send the online negotiation form in this week or should I hold off?

It should be okay to hold off. They said they don't start scholarship appeal processes until March. I would wait for WUSTL at least. They gave me more than 3 times what ND gave me.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:58 pm

SNightHighlights wrote:When is a good time to start the negotiation process? IU Maurer just upped me to full tuition after negotiating and I've got full tuition from UIUC and Iowa so I think I can at least get 5-15k more from NDLS. I am still waiting on WUSTL admissision/offer but I'm not entirely sure it will be higher than the offer I have already from NDLS (although I know WUSTL would be a better negotiating tool than UIUC or Iowa). Is it fine to send the online negotiation form in this week or should I hold off?


Definitely wait for WUSTL. I've seen current NDLS students say WUSTL was an effective negotiation tool for them with Notre Dame.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby PattyKane88 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:10 pm

What hotel are people booking at for the March 24th ASW?

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Postby Long shot hero » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:17 pm

PattyKane88 wrote:What hotel are people booking at for the March 24th ASW?

I'm not sure yet but we should get a poll going on who is going to which ASW and whatnot.

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Postby JD_Kingfish » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:54 pm

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:
SNightHighlights wrote:When is a good time to start the negotiation process? IU Maurer just upped me to full tuition after negotiating and I've got full tuition from UIUC and Iowa so I think I can at least get 5-15k more from NDLS. I am still waiting on WUSTL admissision/offer but I'm not entirely sure it will be higher than the offer I have already from NDLS (although I know WUSTL would be a better negotiating tool than UIUC or Iowa). Is it fine to send the online negotiation form in this week or should I hold off?


Definitely wait for WUSTL. I've seen current NDLS students say WUSTL was an effective negotiation tool for them with Notre Dame.

Do you know anything about the effectiveness of USC offers?

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Postby Lexigator » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:26 pm

PattyKane88 wrote:What hotel are people booking at for the March 24th ASW?

I'm staying at Waterford estates, or something like that. I let Priceline choose with a price I found acceptable.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby trmckenz » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:54 pm

hoy456 wrote:
trmckenz wrote:
hoy456 wrote:With a 35k per year scholarship and a bunch of other soft factors, NDLS is probably where I will end up - does anyone have any perspective on the best housing options? Especially info on rent/quality?


As far as South Bend housing goes, there is:

1. FOG (Fischer / O'Hara-Grace), which is on campus and for graduate students only. FOG lacks a dishwasher, no in-unit laundry, must share a bathroom, can be furnished, and no covered parking. $630/mo., all-inclusive.
2. Overlook at ND, which is off campus (but adjacent) and for graduate students/faculty only. Relatively new, SS appliances, in-unit laundry, private bathroom (or shared if you want a roommate), can be furnished, and no covered parking. $900-$1500/mo., all inclusive.
3. Foundry, which is off campus (but adjacent) and for all people 21+. Relatively new, SS appliances, in-unit laundry, private bathroom, unfurnished, and covered parking. $1300+/mo., utilities not included.
4. Lots of apartments nearby
5. Lots of rental houses nearby

I looked hard and chose #2.


Hey thanks a lot! Is your Overlook lease year round/do they allow subletting in the summer? Same question for on campus/Foundry if you happen to know? My own research leads me to believe the answer is you are on the hook for summer in off-campus housing, and for the nicer buildings there is no subletting but I'm not totally sure.


My lease is a one-year lease that extends through the summer, even though I plan on working outside of South Bend during 1L summer. I'm unsure about subletting, as it wasn't really a factor in my decision. Some off-campus housing options do allow for 9-month leases, but it's becoming increasingly rare, especially at this stage in the cycle. Maybe make a few quick calls tomorrow - good luck.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby hoy456 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:18 pm

trmckenz wrote:
hoy456 wrote:
trmckenz wrote:
hoy456 wrote:With a 35k per year scholarship and a bunch of other soft factors, NDLS is probably where I will end up - does anyone have any perspective on the best housing options? Especially info on rent/quality?


As far as South Bend housing goes, there is:

1. FOG (Fischer / O'Hara-Grace), which is on campus and for graduate students only. FOG lacks a dishwasher, no in-unit laundry, must share a bathroom, can be furnished, and no covered parking. $630/mo., all-inclusive.
2. Overlook at ND, which is off campus (but adjacent) and for graduate students/faculty only. Relatively new, SS appliances, in-unit laundry, private bathroom (or shared if you want a roommate), can be furnished, and no covered parking. $900-$1500/mo., all inclusive.
3. Foundry, which is off campus (but adjacent) and for all people 21+. Relatively new, SS appliances, in-unit laundry, private bathroom, unfurnished, and covered parking. $1300+/mo., utilities not included.
4. Lots of apartments nearby
5. Lots of rental houses nearby

I looked hard and chose #2.


Hey thanks a lot! Is your Overlook lease year round/do they allow subletting in the summer? Same question for on campus/Foundry if you happen to know? My own research leads me to believe the answer is you are on the hook for summer in off-campus housing, and for the nicer buildings there is no subletting but I'm not totally sure.


My lease is a one-year lease that extends through the summer, even though I plan on working outside of South Bend during 1L summer. I'm unsure about subletting, as it wasn't really a factor in my decision. Some off-campus housing options do allow for 9-month leases, but it's becoming increasingly rare, especially at this stage in the cycle. Maybe make a few quick calls tomorrow - good luck.


Thanks! Really appreciate it!

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby PattyKane88 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:59 pm

Anyone know if that travel stipend can be used for a non-ASW visit?

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Postby snowball17 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:15 pm

PattyKane88 wrote:Anyone know if that travel stipend can be used for a non-ASW visit?


Yep! There is a link on the admitted students site for campus visits. Fridays are designated visit days.

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Re: Notre Dame Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Long shot hero » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:25 pm

Still haven't gotten my scholarship letter...have numbers to get at least a semi solid scholarship. Got trolled with the insider's guide package but still waiting on scholly.. meh

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Postby helpmedecide222 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:04 pm

Went UR1 2/7. How much time between UR1 and UR2 for most people? Also how much time between UR2 and letter of acceptence/denial?

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Postby amta » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:10 pm

helpmedecide222 wrote:Went UR1 2/7. How much time between UR1 and UR2 for most people? Also how much time between UR2 and letter of acceptence/denial?


2/3 weeks to UR2 for me. then another two weeks to decision.

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Postby Charlie802 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:34 pm

helpmedecide222 wrote:Went UR1 2/7. How much time between UR1 and UR2 for most people? Also how much time between UR2 and letter of acceptence/denial?


Similar timeline here. Haven't heard anything yet.

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Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:35 pm

Pinkpanda24 wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
Kangaroo_Court wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
Kangaroo_Court wrote:
Pinkpanda24 wrote:
Kangaroo_Court wrote:BY THE WAY until I opened it I thought y'all were serious about the glitter in the scholly letter :?

I was serious!!! I got it all over me! I'll send y'all a picture when I get home today.


Well now I don't feel as dumb, just a little bit jealous :P


If I don't get glitter, Notre Dame can forget about me attending there. Would rather attend Appalachian Law over a school that skimps on the glitter.


YEAH! You've got to stand up to injustice!! Although a handsome scholly letter really does have a way of making up for other... deficiencies like a glorious speckling of golden sprinkles


YEAH!

"Dear Notre Dame,

I appreciate the full scholarship, but what the heck was the point in my applying there when I didn't even get glitter with my acceptance package. With that in mind, I would like to withdraw my name from being considered for the entering JD class of 2020 at your school. I will be attending John Marshall Law because they gave me a healthy serving of glitter with their acceptance postcard- truly a Different Kind of Law School."

Love,
Thomas."

Ok here's my proof!! Most of the glitter ended up on my face, bed, and cats, but there are still a couple of specks left! :P also, that letter seems reasonable. Hahaha

http://imgur.com/jgDNtvH


Guess what I got in the mail yesterday?? My acceptance package! Guess what it had?? A very generous scholarship offer! Guess what it didn't have??


Glitter.



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