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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:19 am
by Ntp73821
texasreznikoff wrote:got an interview offer! excited but also vaguely stressed about the fact that they didn't just admit me from the jump...


I think they interview everyone now. Except maybe if the person has already met an admissions officer somewhere or something like that.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:25 am
by Platopus
texasreznikoff wrote:got an interview offer! excited but also vaguely stressed that they didn't just admit me from the jump...


Me too, especially when I applied the same day as OakBrook :lol: perhaps its just yield protect and/or a way to gauge interest

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:26 am
by Platopus
OakBrook2021 wrote:In via email! Now comes the wait for that scholly letter


Did you interview or previously meet with admissions staff?

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:32 am
by Jack_Kelly
Platopus wrote:
texasreznikoff wrote:got an interview offer! excited but also vaguely stressed that they didn't just admit me from the jump...


Me too, especially when I applied the same day as OakBrook :lol: perhaps its just yield protect and/or a way to gauge interest

99% sure WUSTL's whole enrollment strategy is to never ever yield protect.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:47 am
by Platopus
Jack_Kelly wrote:
Platopus wrote:
texasreznikoff wrote:got an interview offer! excited but also vaguely stressed that they didn't just admit me from the jump...


Me too, especially when I applied the same day as OakBrook :lol: perhaps its just yield protect and/or a way to gauge interest

99% sure WUSTL's whole enrollment strategy is to never ever yield protect.


Yeah, that makes sense. Do they just interview everyone then?

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:02 pm
by twtwtwtw
Were all admitted folks' first deposit and second deposit boxes checked after receiving the admission email? I was in via email only last Friday and of course haven't paid anything, but they're both checked. Secretly hoping it's a sign of receiving scholarship... :P

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:11 pm
by GotLost
twtwtwtw wrote:Were all admitted folks' first deposit and second deposit boxes checked after receiving the admission email? I was in via email only last Friday and of course haven't paid anything, but they're both checked. Secretly hoping it's a sign of receiving scholarship... :P


Both of mine are checked.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:11 pm
by Ntp73821
Platopus wrote:
Yeah, that makes sense. Do they just interview everyone then?


During my interview I thanked her for interviewing me and she said “of course! We interview everyone” so yes, I believe so

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:45 pm
by InterLaw
Since I'm totally naive, what do they ask and how much does the interview last?

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:57 pm
by Jack_Kelly
InterLaw wrote:Since I'm totally naive, what do they ask and how much does the interview last?

It was really casual. Just things you'd expect, why law school, what you know about WUSTL, areas of interest. They expect you to have questions too.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:22 pm
by twiix
InterLaw wrote:Since I'm totally naive, what do they ask and how much does the interview last?


read the OP. I have some of their interview questions highlighted there. Just know your resume well and don't be awkward. This means pausing while you think and not just stammering. Also, come prepared with intelligent questions to ask them to show you care about their school and that you've researched it.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:37 pm
by heyduchess
Interviewing soon and grateful for these tips!

Those of you who interviewed after applying, did they ask about your PS or app components?

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:15 pm
by GotLost
heyduchess wrote:Interviewing soon and grateful for these tips!

Those of you who interviewed after applying, did they ask about your PS or app components?


They didn't ask me about my ps but I did get a question that I could tell was based on a C&F issue with my app.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:21 pm
by TheDuke0fEarl
heyduchess wrote:Interviewing soon and grateful for these tips!

Those of you who interviewed after applying, did they ask about your PS or app components?

Short answer for me is no.

I interviewed before and after applying, both times with Asst. Dean Mary Ann Clifford. The first time (on-campus) it was more in depth about my background, interest in law, career goals, and why I applied to WashU. It also included a healthy dose of her discussing the school's offerings and how they aligned with the interests and goals I have. The second interview was more of a check-in to see if my situation had changed and to refresh her on my reasons for law school/WashU.

The second interview she also emphasized WashU and the opportunity to pursue federal clerkships even though I had not mentioned them as part of my goals in any of my application materials. This may be a bold statement, but I interpreted this as a sign that WashU wants to increase their Fed. Clerkship placement and is specifically pitching that as an option early on in the process like Duke did when Dean Levi took the reigns. That may not be the case, but it seemed like a very specific endeavor to emphasize if not.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:36 pm
by OakBrook2021
Platopus wrote:Did you interview or previously meet with admissions staff?


Yeah I interviewed back in July when they mass mailed the June takers. It takes like 20 minutes and it was more of a conversation

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:31 pm
by Slippin' Jimmy
TheDuke0fEarl wrote:
heyduchess wrote:Interviewing soon and grateful for these tips!

Those of you who interviewed after applying, did they ask about your PS or app components?

Short answer for me is no.

I interviewed before and after applying, both times with Asst. Dean Mary Ann Clifford. The first time (on-campus) it was more in depth about my background, interest in law, career goals, and why I applied to WashU. It also included a healthy dose of her discussing the school's offerings and how they aligned with the interests and goals I have. The second interview was more of a check-in to see if my situation had changed and to refresh her on my reasons for law school/WashU.

The second interview she also emphasized WashU and the opportunity to pursue federal clerkships even though I had not mentioned them as part of my goals in any of my application materials. This may be a bold statement, but I interpreted this as a sign that WashU wants to increase their Fed. Clerkship placement and is specifically pitching that as an option early on in the process like Duke did when Dean Levi took the reigns. That may not be the case, but it seemed like a very specific endeavor to emphasize if not.


I got the same feel re: gunning for clerkships. I mentioned that is my primary goal and my interviewer jumped all over it, and talked about how that is an area they want to improve over the next few years.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:19 pm
by InterLaw
They waived my app fee three times (hidden + automatic e-mail + personal e-mail with ass. dean after an inquiry)... How could I say no? 8)

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

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:45 am
by magic
Checking in! Just submitted my app. Had my interview over Skype before apps opened as well.

Congrats to everyone with acceptances & best of luck to the rest of us!

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

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:16 pm
by BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?)
So, they are accepting GRE scores too.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:01 am
by Jack_Kelly
I doubt (and hope) this has too big an effect on our cycle, but it for sure will in the next few years.

Proud to be in the last generation of worthless apathetic people who are good test-takers to have a chance to get into a top law school.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:04 am
by Slippin' Jimmy
Jack_Kelly wrote:Proud to be in the last generation of worthless apathetic people who are good test-takers to have a chance to get into a top law school.

+180.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:12 pm
by texasreznikoff
interview went really well and the questions didn't deviate from those posted here. ended with an allusion to admission and scholarships but no specifics. interviewer also mentioned that they're trying to interview everyone.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:25 pm
by Sprout
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:So, they are accepting GRE scores too.

wait what

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

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:36 pm
by Platopus
Jack_Kelly wrote:
Proud to be in the last generation of worthless apathetic people who are good test-takers to have a chance to get into a top law school.


This. Just happy I was able to game the system while it still mattered

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

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:46 am
by BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?)
Sprout wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:So, they are accepting GRE scores too.

wait what


Well yeah. They become the 6th school.