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TruckerD
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Re: Alabama

Postby TruckerD » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:22 am

Hey everyone

Just got back from family Christmas vacation, and the week before, a visit to Alabama. The admissions staff and everyone from the professors to the students we met with solidified my decision. I have decided to go to Alabama. ROLL TIDE! They went above and beyond my expectations, even sweetening the pot to where I just could not say no. So, my cycle is over, but have no fear, my wife will be on here to give everyone encouragement still. I encourage all of you who are considering Alabama to visit the school, let Claude and Page and Dean Randall work their magic on you, and join me in T-town to continue the Tide's march up the rankings.

Happy New Year to all!

D

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Re: Alabama

Postby bissey » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:25 am

TruckerD wrote:Hey everyone

Just got back from family Christmas vacation, and the week before, a visit to Alabama. The admissions staff and everyone from the professors to the students we met with solidified my decision. I have decided to go to Alabama. ROLL TIDE! They went above and beyond my expectations, even sweetening the pot to where I just could not say no. So, my cycle is over, but have no fear, my wife will be on here to give everyone encouragement still. I encourage all of you who are considering Alabama to visit the school, let Claude and Page and Dean Randall work their magic on you, and join me in T-town to continue the Tide's march up the rankings.

Happy New Year to all!

D


you better be getting free housing, food, tutors, and your least favorite professor to do your laundry.

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Re: Alabama

Postby TruckerD » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:36 am

bissey wrote:
TruckerD wrote:Hey everyone

Just got back from family Christmas vacation, and the week before, a visit to Alabama. The admissions staff and everyone from the professors to the students we met with solidified my decision. I have decided to go to Alabama. ROLL TIDE! They went above and beyond my expectations, even sweetening the pot to where I just could not say no. So, my cycle is over, but have no fear, my wife will be on here to give everyone encouragement still. I encourage all of you who are considering Alabama to visit the school, let Claude and Page and Dean Randall work their magic on you, and join me in T-town to continue the Tide's march up the rankings.

Happy New Year to all!

D


you better be getting free housing, food, tutors, and your least favorite professor to do your laundry.


LOL... I would prefer not to say the specifics on the offer, but let me just say that it was above and beyond what any other school has offered, and with our family situation, my wife and I believed it was the best for us. :D

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Re: Alabama

Postby wired » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:38 am

TruckerD wrote:Hey everyone

Just got back from family Christmas vacation, and the week before, a visit to Alabama. The admissions staff and everyone from the professors to the students we met with solidified my decision. I have decided to go to Alabama. ROLL TIDE! They went above and beyond my expectations, even sweetening the pot to where I just could not say no. So, my cycle is over, but have no fear, my wife will be on here to give everyone encouragement still. I encourage all of you who are considering Alabama to visit the school, let Claude and Page and Dean Randall work their magic on you, and join me in T-town to continue the Tide's march up the rankings.

Happy New Year to all!

D



Good for you D! I am glad to see someone who takes the impact that law school will have on his life (not just his checking account) so seriously. God bless you and your wife.

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Re: Alabama

Postby bissey » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:41 am

TruckerD wrote:
bissey wrote:
TruckerD wrote:Hey everyone

Just got back from family Christmas vacation, and the week before, a visit to Alabama. The admissions staff and everyone from the professors to the students we met with solidified my decision. I have decided to go to Alabama. ROLL TIDE! They went above and beyond my expectations, even sweetening the pot to where I just could not say no. So, my cycle is over, but have no fear, my wife will be on here to give everyone encouragement still. I encourage all of you who are considering Alabama to visit the school, let Claude and Page and Dean Randall work their magic on you, and join me in T-town to continue the Tide's march up the rankings.

Happy New Year to all!

D


you better be getting free housing, food, tutors, and your least favorite professor to do your laundry.


LOL... I would prefer not to say the specifics on the offer, but let me just say that it was above and beyond what any other school has offered, and with our family situation, my wife and I believed it was the best for us. :D


unless they offered you the assistant dean position, bama got a good deal.

btw i'm visiting in a couple of weeks.i got 60k, but with the top third requirement. should i try to convince them to give me more scholly money or reduce the req? too soon/not likely?

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Re: Alabama

Postby TruckerD » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:44 am

wired wrote:
TruckerD wrote:Hey everyone

Just got back from family Christmas vacation, and the week before, a visit to Alabama. The admissions staff and everyone from the professors to the students we met with solidified my decision. I have decided to go to Alabama. ROLL TIDE! They went above and beyond my expectations, even sweetening the pot to where I just could not say no. So, my cycle is over, but have no fear, my wife will be on here to give everyone encouragement still. I encourage all of you who are considering Alabama to visit the school, let Claude and Page and Dean Randall work their magic on you, and join me in T-town to continue the Tide's march up the rankings.

Happy New Year to all!

D



Good for you D! I am glad to see someone who takes the impact that law school will have on his life (not just his checking account) so seriously. God bless you and your wife.


Thank you Wired. Yes, it is a big impact on our lives, and the fact that they treated my wife so great made a huge impression on me. They understand that it's not just me they are getting, but my wife as well. We had a wonderful time there, and although I know everyone's decision should be their own, I would like to encourage everyone to at least visit. Alabama definitely shows you southern hospitality at its best!

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Re: Alabama

Postby TruckerD » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:47 am

bissey wrote:
TruckerD wrote:
bissey wrote:
TruckerD wrote:Hey everyone

Just got back from family Christmas vacation, and the week before, a visit to Alabama. The admissions staff and everyone from the professors to the students we met with solidified my decision. I have decided to go to Alabama. ROLL TIDE! They went above and beyond my expectations, even sweetening the pot to where I just could not say no. So, my cycle is over, but have no fear, my wife will be on here to give everyone encouragement still. I encourage all of you who are considering Alabama to visit the school, let Claude and Page and Dean Randall work their magic on you, and join me in T-town to continue the Tide's march up the rankings.

Happy New Year to all!

D


you better be getting free housing, food, tutors, and your least favorite professor to do your laundry.


LOL... I would prefer not to say the specifics on the offer, but let me just say that it was above and beyond what any other school has offered, and with our family situation, my wife and I believed it was the best for us. :D


unless they offered you the assistant dean position, bama got a good deal.

btw i'm visiting in a couple of weeks.i got 60k, but with the top third requirement. should i try to convince them to give me more scholly money or reduce the req? too soon/not likely?


Hey man, go for it! It never hurts to ask. They definitely worked with me on multiple fronts. Heck, you might even go for the laundry ;) They were prepared to have someone watch our rabbit while we visited!

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Re: Alabama

Postby bissey » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:52 am

Hey man, go for it! It never hurts to ask. They definitely worked with me on multiple fronts. Heck, you might even go for the laundry ;) They were prepared to have someone watch our rabbit while we visited!


that's what i think as well, but i don't want to be too forward (as would be the case with the laundry) :D i was thinking of maybe waiting for other offers to have some leverage as 60k is a good deal, but the top third req isn't (even though i, like everyone, plan to be in top of the class, but you never know).

i'm going to buy and bring a rabbit to see if they like me as much as you.

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Re: Alabama

Postby doubled99 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:54 am

I took the Dec. test and scored a 156. With my score and a gpa of 3.62, do I even have a shot at Bama. It's a school I have been interested in quite some time and I am planning on sending my applications out the first week of Jan.

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Re: Alabama

Postby TruckerD » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:55 am

bissey wrote:
Hey man, go for it! It never hurts to ask. They definitely worked with me on multiple fronts. Heck, you might even go for the laundry ;) They were prepared to have someone watch our rabbit while we visited!


that's what i think as well, but i don't want to be too forward (as would be the case with the laundry) :D i was thinking of maybe waiting for other offers to have some leverage as 60k is a good deal, but the top third req isn't (even though i, like everyone, plan to be in top of the class, but you never know).

i'm going to buy and bring a rabbit to see if they like me as much as you.


LOL They all do seem to be animal friendly there. :D Having other offers helped me when negotiating.

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Re: Alabama

Postby bissey » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:59 am

TruckerD wrote:
bissey wrote:
Hey man, go for it! It never hurts to ask. They definitely worked with me on multiple fronts. Heck, you might even go for the laundry ;) They were prepared to have someone watch our rabbit while we visited!


that's what i think as well, but i don't want to be too forward (as would be the case with the laundry) :D i was thinking of maybe waiting for other offers to have some leverage as 60k is a good deal, but the top third req isn't (even though i, like everyone, plan to be in top of the class, but you never know).

i'm going to buy and bring a rabbit to see if they like me as much as you.


LOL They all do seem to be animal friendly there. :D Having other offers helped me when negotiating.


hopefully uga will let me know about some money. i think i'll just wait til then.

doubled- i'm gonna say you have little to no shot. good gpa, but i think that lsat is too low for bama (then again, what do i know)

edit: just checked lsn, and maybe you do have a small chance. i'd apply and pray :)

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Re: Alabama

Postby doubled99 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:04 am

I think I am going to try either way, I'm really hoping for Arizona State right now, which has slightly lower admission numbers.

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Re: Alabama

Postby bissey » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:07 am

ask for a fee waiver. they're pretty liberal with those. maybe your gpa will get you one.

good luck.

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Re: Alabama

Postby MBZags » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:44 am

Is there another Admitted Students Day besides the one in January?

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Re: Alabama

Postby isaiah6v8 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:38 pm

got my packet delivered, and my t-shirt, while I was visiting family in Florida. Very pleased with their offer, this is only going to make our decision tougher... We are excited to go in January and see what the school "feels" like. Congrats on your decision TruckerD, I am getting the feeling that Bama does not like to lose admitted students!

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Re: Alabama

Postby theonemind » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:46 pm

Has anyone had success negotiating down/away the GPA requirement on their scholly? If so, how did you go about doing that? I am very seriously considering Alabama and the GPA requirement is my main concern.

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Re: Alabama

Postby Luis Gomez » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:11 pm

theonemind wrote:Has anyone had success negotiating down/away the GPA requirement on their scholly? If so, how did you go about doing that? I am very seriously considering Alabama and the GPA requirement is my main concern.


I am also very intersted in this.

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Re: Alabama

Postby guardgrl2013 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:53 pm

MBZags wrote:Is there another Admitted Students Day besides the one in January?



I was told there will be one March 5 and April 9 by Page at the admissions office.

I also just wanted to chime in that I was offered 22k per year, and the info came in my acceptance letter (and also through the e-mail I received before I got the packet). I too am hoping that I can at least get the strings dropped from the scholly.

Oh and I also got a Large t-shirt, so sad it's too big.

I'm going to the ASW in January and just an FYI to anyone within driving distance, they offered to reimburse me for gas money so I will be driving there vs. flying/renting a car.

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Re: Alabama

Postby MBZags » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:25 pm

Nice, maybe I'll be able to make it to the one in April then.

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Re: Alabama

Postby robin600 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:12 am

so I have a 163/3.65 and Alabama is creeping up my list of top choices and I'd really like to attend. Do you think I have a good shot of getting in even if they said they want their LSAT median at 164 and I'm out of state?

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Re: Alabama

Postby rcharles » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:28 pm

robin600 wrote:so I have a 163/3.65 and Alabama is creeping up my list of top choices and I'd really like to attend. Do you think I have a good shot of getting in even if they said they want their LSAT median at 164 and I'm out of state?


Is that purely hypothetical?

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Re: Alabama

Postby robin600 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:08 pm

rcharles wrote:
robin600 wrote:so I have a 163/3.65 and Alabama is creeping up my list of top choices and I'd really like to attend. Do you think I have a good shot of getting in even if they said they want their LSAT median at 164 and I'm out of state?


Is that purely hypothetical?


Someone posted awhile back on this thread that they talked with an admissions rep and she said they'd like their median to be 164 this year. That's what I'm basing that on. Do you think my chances are OK?

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Re: Alabama

Postby isaiah6v8 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:34 am

robin600 wrote:
rcharles wrote:
robin600 wrote:so I have a 163/3.65 and Alabama is creeping up my list of top choices and I'd really like to attend. Do you think I have a good shot of getting in even if they said they want their LSAT median at 164 and I'm out of state?


Is that purely hypothetical?


Someone posted awhile back on this thread that they talked with an admissions rep and she said they'd like their median to be 164 this year. That's what I'm basing that on. Do you think my chances are OK?


well, just to state the obvious, just because their target is a 164 median, doesn't mean you are out, there will have to be numbers on either side of the median. Like I said, just stating the obvious, not really stating anything all that helpful, but maybe encouraging?

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Re: Alabama

Postby rjp88 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:34 pm

I'm kind of in the same situation as the previous poster. Alabama is creeping up in my personal rankings, and I'd like the chance to attend. I have a 164/3.5 and was informed yesterday by the admissions office that my file has been "held for further review". While this is better than rejection, it does not help the sneaking queasiness in my gut that this might be the preface to a rejection?

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Re: Alabama

Postby lawhawk » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:15 pm

rjp88 wrote:I'm kind of in the same situation as the previous poster. Alabama is creeping up in my personal rankings, and I'd like the chance to attend. I have a 164/3.5 and was informed yesterday by the admissions office that my file has been "held for further review". While this is better than rejection, it does not help the sneaking queasiness in my gut that this might be the preface to a rejection?


hmm this stinks. I have a 164 3.5 too and I (maybe ignorantly) considered bama to be more of a lock. From the looks of LSN it looks like they are targeting 165's before they let in 164's though.




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