WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

Why are you applying to WUSTL?

Dream School
11
7%
Reach
19
12%
Safety App
50
31%
Super Splitter & applying everywhere (lolfml)
41
25%
For Scholarship Negotiation
41
25%
 
Total votes: 162

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WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby twiix » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:44 am

Welcome WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants!

Starting this thread over since the first was locked.


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References

Class of 2020 Applicants
Class of 2019 Applicants
Class of 2018 Applicants
Class of 2017 Applicants

Recent Grad (and others) Taking Questions

Law School Transparency

Law School Numbers

WUSTL c/o 2019 Profile (Will update with 2020 when available)

c/o 2019 Stats :

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 (stolen from last years post, please let me know if this is no longer correct or needs updated)

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 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby twiix » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:46 am

reserved

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby principalagent » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:15 am

Potentially checking in. Haven't decided if I'm going to actually throw an app their way.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:41 am

Checking in, did one of the early skype interviews and was very impressed. Mainly a safety/scholly negotiation app for me, but I could see myself there if I get the full + stipend that they're famous for. Above both 75ths so I should have a shot at it.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby twiix » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:16 am

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Checking in, did one of the early skype interviews and was very impressed. Mainly a safety/scholly negotiation app for me, but I could see myself there if I get the full + stipend that they're famous for. Above both 75ths so I should have a shot at it.


I know 2 people who were in the same boat as you, had a bunch of acceptances in the mid T14, but ended up at WUSTL because they loved the campus and the vibes they got when they visited. It's a pretty awesome school, highly recommend visiting if you get the chance.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby rowdy » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:01 am

Checking in, my SO said she's never moving to Missouri, so I guess in a way, this is the biggest "reach school" for me 8)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby Jack_Kelly » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:48 am

Checking in! Probably my most likely outcome given splitterness and debt aversion. Really impressed by the interview.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby DaydreamNation » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:56 am

Jack_Kelly wrote:Checking in! Probably my most likely outcome given splitterness and debt aversion. Really impressed by the interview.

All of this applies to me too, checking in

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby Pewpew » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:41 pm

Checking in!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby abujabal » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:53 pm

Checking in!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby waldorf » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:01 pm

I'm a current 1L who went through the application process twice (ended up deciding to retake + took a year off for personal reasons) so if any of y'all have questions or need advice, feel free to PM me! I'm really happy about my choice and also turned down T14 acceptances, some with money, to come here. :)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby jjdude14 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:17 pm

Checking in (hopefully for the $$$)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby GotLost » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:39 pm

Checking in. Just got an interview request on Friday.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby DaydreamNation » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:19 am

Thought I posted in here before but apparently not. A generous scholly from WUSTL would be a pretty great outcome for me given my extreme splitterness. We shall see!

edit: Interviewed what feels like forever ago back in July and seemed to have gone well.

edit #2: just saw that I did post in here already lol I'm a total moron.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby AaronCarter » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:32 pm

Checking in!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby jjdude14 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:42 am

Just got a fee waiver by replying to a random email that they sent me, don't even have my lsat score yet!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby twiix » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:05 am

jjdude14 wrote:Just got a fee waiver by replying to a random email that they sent me, don't even have my lsat score yet!


damn thanks for posting. I totally skipped over that email. Gonna send them a response and hope for a waiver as well.

How does applying before getting an LSAT work? What if you get a bad score that keeps you from admission and then you want to retake in december? Will they hold the decision if you ask them to?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:21 am

Checking in!

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby AaronCarter » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:04 pm

GotLost wrote:Checking in. Just got an interview request on Friday.



How was the interview?
What'd they ask?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby GotLost » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:23 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
GotLost wrote:Checking in. Just got an interview request on Friday.



How was the interview?
What'd they ask?


I think it was pretty laid back and basic. It didn't very from the list of the questions in the OP. I got why law, why WUSTL, what area of law I'm interested in, and a question about a C&F issue on my app. Then asked what questions I had.

She was also really enthusiastic and hyped the school a lot.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby cubswin16 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:28 pm

Unsolicited fee waiver, wasn't there last week but checked today and it was waived

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby AaronCarter » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:47 am

GotLost wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
GotLost wrote:Checking in. Just got an interview request on Friday.



How was the interview?
What'd they ask?


I think it was pretty laid back and basic. It didn't very from the list of the questions in the OP. I got why law, why WUSTL, what area of law I'm interested in, and a question about a C&F issue on my app. Then asked what questions I had.

She was also really enthusiastic and hyped the school a lot.


That's awesome. good stuff.
What are your stats? Trying to figure out why I haven't been contacted yet ha

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby doglawin » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:46 am

Checking in!

Campus looks gorgeous. Have any of you guys been to St. Louis yet? :D

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby GotLost » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:50 am

AaronCarter wrote:
GotLost wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
GotLost wrote:Checking in. Just got an interview request on Friday.



How was the interview?
What'd they ask?


I think it was pretty laid back and basic. It didn't very from the list of the questions in the OP. I got why law, why WUSTL, what area of law I'm interested in, and a question about a C&F issue on my app. Then asked what questions I had.

She was also really enthusiastic and hyped the school a lot.


That's awesome. good stuff.
What are your stats? Trying to figure out why I haven't been contacted yet ha


171/3.32

I applied on the first so that might have something to do with it.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2021 Applicants ('17-'18 Cycle)

Postby AvatarMeelo » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:07 pm

Wasn't really considering applying because I need a school that will let me come back home to NYC and wasn't sure whether WUSTL will allow it... but I got a fee waiver code so I'll definitely research this some!




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