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WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:38 am
by TexasENG
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Welcome to WUSTL Class of 2020. Enjoy Your Stay

References

Class of 2019 Applicants
Class of 2018 Applicants
Class of 2017 Applicants
Class of 2016 Applicants
Recent Grad (and others) Taking Questions

Law School Transparency
Law School Numbers

WUSTL c/o 2019 Profile

Number of Applications: 4,613
Newly Enrolled 1L's: 210

GPA 75th / Median / 25th percentiles: 3.80 / 3.67 / 3.18
LSAT 75th / Median / 25th percentiles: 169 / 168 / 161

The Interview
The interview process is relatively new, and fairly straight-forward. You have the option to interview in person, over Skype, or over the phone. The interview is generally low-key and all of the adcomms are very friendly, and during the past application cycle, interviews are essentially an acceptance, with most applicants either getting an offer at the end of the interview or an allusion to such an offer. Here are a list of reported questions/topics that other students have fielded:

- If you are a splitter, be prepared to address the lower number.
- Why law school? Why WUSTL?
- Why did you choose your undergraduate institution?
- Why did you choose that major?
- Be prepared to discuss your personal statement and resume.
- Have you ever been to St. Louis?
- Have you ever lived outside of <your hometown>?
- How do you feel your second BA/master/professional degree compliments your first?
- What area of law interests you?

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Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:38 am
by TexasENG
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Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:18 am
by m052310
Checking in. Actually have an interview with them in an hour. I'll let you all know how it goes.

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:05 pm
by beenoparte125
First time applying. Do you have to have all FAFSA information submitted in order to apply? Or can you simply select "yes" when asked if you will be applying for financial aid, then submit your application and address the FAFSA forms later?

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:06 pm
by TexasENG
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Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:06 pm
by TexasENG
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Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:08 pm
by beenoparte125
TexasENG wrote:
beenoparte125 wrote:First time applying. Do you have to have all FAFSA information submitted in order to apply? Or can you simply select "yes" when asked if you will be applying for financial aid, then submit your application and address the FAFSA forms later?


You can apply prior to submitting FAFSA. Like you said just say you will be applying for fin. aid. FAFSA doesn't go live til October 1.


Thank you!

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:26 pm
by m052310
My interview was relaxed. Started off with tell me a little about yourself especially why the law NOW (I'm old and have a full on career I'm leaving after a decade and change, so that was something I knew would come up). Do I know what kind of law I'm interested in? Have I been to St. Louis/why WashU? Why did I go to undergrad where I did? I think that was most of it. I asked a few questions. It was pretty pleasant. Hopefully I hear good news. Seems like a cool place.

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:34 pm
by elcamino4
did you all apply right when the app opened? I waited until about 9/6. Also WashU is a bit of a stretch for me and I'm a splitter so I will probably have to wait awhile.

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:40 pm
by m052310
elcamino4 wrote:did you all apply right when the app opened? I waited until about 9/6. Also WashU is a bit of a stretch for me and I'm a splitter so I will probably have to wait awhile.


I applied on day one (I'm also a splitter, though).

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:43 pm
by 20170322
Checking in.

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:45 pm
by Mikey
Think I may apply here, so checking in

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:46 pm
by RamTitan
I live in the Midwest, so Washu is a great choice for me; hoping they reward high LSAT scores with lots of money

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:49 pm
by 20170322
Will WUSTL give a stipend to visit if you're above both 75ths?

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:51 pm
by PDX4343
Checking in. Likely applying in a few days.

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:04 pm
by futago
SweetTort wrote:Will WUSTL give a stipend to visit if you're above both 75ths?


Yes, WashU does give travel stipends.

eta: And welcome to all the new applicants. I'm a 3L here and happy to answer questions if I can.

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:26 am
by alpha kenny body
Interview does not necessarily imply acceptance, nor is it an indicator. Countless people interviewed and were waitlisted then rejected.

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:29 am
by acr
Current WUSTL 2L who was accepted the first year they offered the ED/full scholarship option. I can answer general questions about ED, the application process, the school in general, and St. Louis.

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:55 am
by TAD
SweetTort wrote:Will WUSTL give a stipend to visit if you're above both 75ths?


I got a snail mail from them saying they'd give me a stipend to come visit

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:49 am
by proteinshake
checking in!

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:29 am
by Mikey
acr wrote:Current WUSTL 2L who was accepted the first year they offered the ED/full scholarship option. I can answer general questions about ED, the application process, the school in general, and St. Louis.

Did the majority of 1Ls obtain their desired summer position? Was it difficult for you or anyone you know?

General questions: how is the school, the student body environment, professors?

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:50 am
by ponderingmeerkat
Checking in...non-trad splitter. So, WUSTL will be in play along with Texas/Vandy/Emory/UCLA for a T20 street-fight in the event I get blanked at the T14. Not opposed to attending if they show me the money.

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:06 am
by meeseeks
Checking in.

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:09 am
by Mikey
ponderingmeerkat wrote:Checking in....

Mr. Meeseeks wrote:Checking in.


You two <3

Re: WUSTL C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:14 am
by meeseeks
TheMikey wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:Checking in....

Mr. Meeseeks wrote:Checking in.


You two <3


I just wander around the different school threads and check in every where that Meerkat does