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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby jag13 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:33 am

Anybody already successfully negotiated scholarships?

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby SHESREADY4LAW » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:13 pm

Just checking in....I applied January 9th, Accepted Feb 1st. Waiting on more offers so that I can negotiate for a higher scholarship. LSAT 25th, GPA 75th :D

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby SHESREADY4LAW » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:01 pm

WakeLaw16 wrote:Recent graduate here. Happy to answer any questions.


Hi, is it pretty easy getting into big law firms after graduating from Wake? I love NC but I probably want to work close to family in Los Angeles, Orange County or San Francisco. What are your thoughts on this?

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby cml731 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:45 pm

Did anyone's requirements list change to deposits and such? was it always like that or does that mean something?

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Shirosham » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:58 pm

SHESREADY4LAW wrote:
WakeLaw16 wrote:Recent graduate here. Happy to answer any questions.


Hi, is it pretty easy getting into big law firms after graduating from Wake? I love NC but I probably want to work close to family in Los Angeles, Orange County or San Francisco. What are your thoughts on this?

Are you from California? It can be somewhat difficult to break into the market, especially for SF>

If you have the grades, you have a good shot.

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby WakeLaw16 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:24 pm

SHESREADY4LAW wrote:
WakeLaw16 wrote:Recent graduate here. Happy to answer any questions.


Hi, is it pretty easy getting into big law firms after graduating from Wake? I love NC but I probably want to work close to family in Los Angeles, Orange County or San Francisco. What are your thoughts on this?


I can pretty safely say that there is no one in my class working Cali biglaw. There were some people that moved back to the West Coast after graduation though. I'd recommend against Wake if you aren't fine with staying in NC after in graduation, especially if you want to move to California. Biglaw in general is really hard to get from Wake (likely need to be in the top 10-15%). Not a lot of the mega-firms make it down to Winston for OCI. There are firms like Womble Carlyle, some regional firms and some firms from Charlotte in Raleigh that might qualify as Biglaw, depending on your definition.

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Shirosham » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:33 am

WakeLaw16 wrote:
SHESREADY4LAW wrote:
WakeLaw16 wrote:Recent graduate here. Happy to answer any questions.


Hi, is it pretty easy getting into big law firms after graduating from Wake? I love NC but I probably want to work close to family in Los Angeles, Orange County or San Francisco. What are your thoughts on this?


I can pretty safely say that there is no one in my class working Cali biglaw. There were some people that moved back to the West Coast after graduation though. I'd recommend against Wake if you aren't fine with staying in NC after in graduation, especially if you want to move to California. Biglaw in general is really hard to get from Wake (likely need to be in the top 10-15%). Not a lot of the mega-firms make it down to Winston for OCI. There are firms like Womble Carlyle, some regional firms and some firms from Charlotte in Raleigh that might qualify as Biglaw, depending on your definition.

Sorry, when I meant grades I meant Top 10%ish to have a shot.
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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby cricketlove00 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:17 pm

WakeLaw16 wrote:
SHESREADY4LAW wrote:
WakeLaw16 wrote:Recent graduate here. Happy to answer any questions.


Hi, is it pretty easy getting into big law firms after graduating from Wake? I love NC but I probably want to work close to family in Los Angeles, Orange County or San Francisco. What are your thoughts on this?


I can pretty safely say that there is no one in my class working Cali biglaw. There were some people that moved back to the West Coast after graduation though. I'd recommend against Wake if you aren't fine with staying in NC after in graduation, especially if you want to move to California. Biglaw in general is really hard to get from Wake (likely need to be in the top 10-15%). Not a lot of the mega-firms make it down to Winston for OCI. There are firms like Womble Carlyle, some regional firms and some firms from Charlotte in Raleigh that might qualify as Biglaw, depending on your definition.


I agree. I don't think it is super smart to go to a law school in an area you aren't comfortable residing in. It's just how the majority of regions work. That being said, I think about 1/2 of graduates stay in NC and the other half are scattered, but mostly still on the east coast.

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby pyramidenergy888 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:17 pm

Anyone else get an unsolicited scholarship bump this morning?

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby lawof11 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:38 pm

Yeah I think a lot of people did, from glancing LSN. Have to say, that was an extremely awesome email to get.

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby pyramidenergy888 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:16 pm

pyramidenergy888 wrote:Anyone else get an unsolicited scholarship bump this morning?

Yes it was! :)

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby pyramidenergy888 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:17 pm

lawof11 wrote:Yeah I think a lot of people did, from glancing LSN. Have to say, that was an extremely awesome email to get.

Yes it was! :)[/quote]

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby jag13 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:42 am

lawof11 wrote:Yeah I think a lot of people did, from glancing LSN. Have to say, that was an extremely awesome email to get.


How much were the bumps?

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby 88234 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:47 am

I went from 37k a year to full ride+ small stipend.

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby jag13 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:54 am

88234 wrote:I went from 37k a year to full ride+ small stipend.


That's awesome, I didn't receive the bump unfortunately. But hoping to maybe see an increase soon

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby emilycc1026 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:27 am

jag13 wrote:
88234 wrote:I went from 37k a year to full ride+ small stipend.


That's awesome, I didn't receive the bump unfortunately. But hoping to maybe see an increase soon


Same

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby CKBirdLawyer » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:40 pm

Is there an admitted students Facebook page?

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby pyramidenergy888 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:29 pm

Anyone applying for the two scholarships that require extra essays?

It says the deadline is 12:59 AM on Sunday. I guess that means last night? But that doesn't make any sense. They probably meant 12:59 AM on Monday right? Why would they set the deadline in the middle of the week end? Any hope for submitting the apps today and still having them considered?

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby beforethelaw » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:30 am

Blech. Anyone else get waitlisted on Monday morning? What a great start to my week, thanks Deacs... If I do end up getting in, are my odds for getting scholarship money pretty low? I would guess so.

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby lawdog2017 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:39 pm

beforethelaw wrote:Blech. Anyone else get waitlisted on Monday morning? What a great start to my week, thanks Deacs... If I do end up getting in, are my odds for getting scholarship money pretty low? I would guess so.


+1

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby vlj1994 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:54 am

Hey everyone! I went UR for Wake on 3/1 (submitted early-Jan, but went complete after Feb LSAT score).

How long should I expect to stay UR for? Getting nervous since it's late in the game, and I know scholarship availability is decreasing by the minute! Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby WakeLawAdmDean » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:01 pm

Greetings TLSers~

As we approach April I thought I'd drop a note of encouragement and information.

We continue to review files but probably won't release any more decisions before our April 5 deposit deadline passes. We are committed to maitaining the small classes that define the Wake Law experience and in years our ranking goes up, especially as to our closest competitors, we worry that our yield projections may not be accurate.

We are sincerely interested in many of the applications currently under review but will most likely be unable to make offers until we see how the offers we've already made pan out. In previous years scholarship awards have remained consistent throughout the cycle even if we've made offers to waitlist candidates. So, being waitlisted or waiting until after the April 5 deadline shouldn't impact the scholarship support we're able to offer.

As always, please contact me directly with questions that arise. We want this process to be as transparent as possible.

Warm regards,
Jay Shively
Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Wake Forest University | School of Law
jayshively@wfu.edu
www.law.wfu.edu
(336) 758-5705 direct

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Legallylawyer2020 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:46 pm

WakeLawAdmDean wrote:Greetings TLSers~

As we approach April I thought I'd drop a note of encouragement and information.

We continue to review files but probably won't release any more decisions before our April 5 deposit deadline passes. We are committed to maitaining the small classes that define the Wake Law experience and in years our ranking goes up, especially as to our closest competitors, we worry that our yield projections may not be accurate.

We are sincerely interested in many of the applications currently under review but will most likely be unable to make offers until we see how the offers we've already made pan out. In previous years scholarship awards have remained consistent throughout the cycle even if we've made offers to waitlist candidates. So, being waitlisted or waiting until after the April 5 deadline shouldn't impact the scholarship support we're able to offer.

As always, please contact me directly with questions that arise. We want this process to be as transparent as possible.

Warm regards,
Jay Shively
Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Wake Forest University | School of Law
jayshively@wfu.edu
http://www.law.wfu.edu
(336) 758-5705 direct


Dean Shively,

I (along with other applicants that are still awaiting a decision, I'm sure) greatly appreciate that you took the time to let us know what is happening with the upcoming timeline of admission decisions at Wake Forest. Thank you for your candidness! I look forward to hearing back from Wake Forest sometime after April 5th!

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Legallylawyer2020 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:04 am

Got an email from Wake this morning reiterating what Dean Shively posted here last week but specifically saying that at worst I'll be wait listed and I'll know by mid-April. Keep an eye on your email if you're looking for any kind of update!

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Re: Wake Law c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby sfr295 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:14 pm

AT9 wrote:I'm another current 3L and happy to answer questions. Congrats to you admits!


Hi! I was wondering if you could tell me about where students live off campus? I've seen a few places online but am sure you could tell me far more than google can!




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