seanbodonovan wrote:So, I’m probably way overthinking this, but... according to LSN first decisions were December 8th last year, which fell on a Thursday. I went back to 2015 on LSN to see if they went out on a Thursday that year as well, and instead I found that they apparently went out on December 8th of that year as well, which was a Wednesday.
With my day of the week theory out the window, I started pondering the significance of December 8th. Being catholic myself, and with the understanding that Notre Dame is technically a private catholic school, my mind turned to feast days of saints. I thought maybe they sent them out on the feast of Saint Nick to give us a little gift in the spirit of the season, but when I looked it up I found that it fell on December 6th. HOWEVER, upon looking up the catholic significance of December 8th I realized that it is not just a feast day, but a holy day of obligation: THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. Notre Dame translates to “our lady” in French. The feast of the immaculate conception is our lady’s big day. Coincidence? I think not.
Well, actually it probably is.
This was entertaining.
I am a 1L at NDLS. I received my decision last year on 12/8 after EDing. Happy to answer any questions you all may have, or show you around campus if you come up for a visit. I had a really nice alum on TLS do that for me last year.
The school is pretty awesome. We have a great faculty - three of my five professors next semester clerked on the Supreme Court. The students are smart and fun. There are many opportunities to get out of South Bend for a bit. There is excellent comradery within my class and with the upperclassmen, despite us seeing a lot of each other every day. The football season was better than I imagined, and ND's basketball team is looking competitive too. It is starting to get really cold right about now (I am from the South).
To settle the housing dispute, the hierarchy is, at least for walkable apartments, as follows:
Foundry (10 min) > Overlook (15 min) > Irish Crossings/Campus View/Irish Row/FOG/etc. (15-20 min)... there are also some houses and townhomes within walking distance, though most are privately owned.
Plenty of people live off campus, and there are a couple of nice options downtown or close to it. If you drive, there is still a 7-10 minute walk from the parking lot to the law school.