Alabama 2010

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tarheel87
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby tarheel87 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:09 pm

hombredulce wrote:
tarheel87 wrote:I got an unexpected email today raising my scholarship to $22,500 a year, right after I'd kinda decided on Wake Forest. Back to square one. Alabama vs. Wake Forest for my law school tuition dollars. I'm as torn as I could possibly be.



I'm guessing you're from NC. Is the Wake scholly a full ride?


Nope as of right now its only half-tuition. Wake is $18k a year and Bama would be about $4k BUT I probably want to go back to NC so it muddles things a bit.

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rcharles
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby rcharles » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:18 pm

tarheel87 wrote:
hombredulce wrote:
tarheel87 wrote:I got an unexpected email today raising my scholarship to $22,500 a year, right after I'd kinda decided on Wake Forest. Back to square one. Alabama vs. Wake Forest for my law school tuition dollars. I'm as torn as I could possibly be.



I'm guessing you're from NC. Is the Wake scholly a full ride?


Nope as of right now its only half-tuition. Wake is $18k a year and Bama would be about $4k BUT I probably want to go back to NC so it muddles things a bit.


Yes that does complicate the situation. Why not leverage the bama offer to get more from Wake?

Dear Wake,

I really really like you but economically it will be difficult to LOVE you. Bama has offered me.....

You get the idea. This is a common tactic that has been proven effective.

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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby Aqualibrium » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:51 pm

rcharles wrote:
tarheel87 wrote:
hombredulce wrote:
tarheel87 wrote:I got an unexpected email today raising my scholarship to $22,500 a year, right after I'd kinda decided on Wake Forest. Back to square one. Alabama vs. Wake Forest for my law school tuition dollars. I'm as torn as I could possibly be.



I'm guessing you're from NC. Is the Wake scholly a full ride?


Nope as of right now its only half-tuition. Wake is $18k a year and Bama would be about $4k BUT I probably want to go back to NC so it muddles things a bit.


Yes that does complicate the situation. Why not leverage the bama offer to get more from Wake?

Dear Wake,

I really really like you but economically it will be difficult to LOVE you. Bama has offered me.....

You get the idea. This is a common tactic that has been proven effective.


Yeah , do what that guy suggested. Another thing I'd do if I were you is contact bama grads in NC firms to ask what their experience has been like, and to put yourself on their radar screen.

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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby PirateCap'n » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:01 pm

rcharles wrote:
Yes that does complicate the situation. Why not leverage the bama offer to get more from Wake?

Dear Wake,

I really really like you but economically it will be difficult to LOVE you. Bama has offered me.....

You get the idea. This is a common tactic that has been proven effective.


Just so you know, this is not terribly effective for Wake. It might help you a little, but they are unwilling to drop class-rank requirements and aren't very open to "matching."

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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby atfarmer » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:08 pm

Everybody who visits Bama seems to positively glow about their experience. I hope I hear from them soon (applied 2/10 & went complete & ready for review on 2/22). Has anybody else who applied at a similar time heard back from them yet?

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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby hellokitty » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:00 am

atfarmer wrote:Everybody who visits Bama seems to positively glow about their experience. I hope I hear from them soon (applied 2/10 & went complete & ready for review on 2/22). Has anybody else who applied at a similar time heard back from them yet?


I applied 2/1 and got in 2/26, but it seems like I'm the exception and not the rule.

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hwstewart
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby hwstewart » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:28 pm

Tarheel- I completely agree about asking for references. Just ask Claude et al to put you in touch with someone in the markets you're interested. I'm sure they'll be able to help you pretty quickly. Alabama's an amazing place, so I would strongly encourage you taking the time to evaluate it as thoroughly as you can.

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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby bama9388 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:10 pm

What LSAT score and GPA do all of you who have been accepted have?

I'm pending with a 163 and 3.5 GPA.

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hotdog123
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby hotdog123 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:30 pm

Anybody else kind of puzzled why such a good school seems to have so little chat going on about it compared to all the other threads?

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hwstewart
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby hwstewart » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:48 pm

I certainly do! DonnyMost, are you going to attend in the Fall?

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starrydecisus
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby starrydecisus » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:34 pm

Got an email increasing my scholarship offer to include a 1200 book stipend per year. Bama is definitely workin it!

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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby hotdog123 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:51 pm

hwstewart wrote:I certainly do! DonnyMost, are you going to attend in the Fall?


I applied, but it is my reach of all reaches.

So, unless I magically turn into a black woman in the next 3-4 weeks, no.

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hwstewart
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby hwstewart » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:54 pm

Yea, they're not afraid to let you know that they want you. Not paying for books = sweet. Congrats!


DonnyMost wrote:I applied, but it is my reach of all reaches.

So, unless I magically turn into a black woman in the next 3-4 weeks, no.


:lol:

Let me know how that process works out for you. You could defer and rework you PS to talk about it

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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby hotdog123 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:58 pm

hwstewart wrote:Yea, they're not afraid to let you know that they want you. Not paying for books = sweet. Congrats!


DonnyMost wrote:I applied, but it is my reach of all reaches.

So, unless I magically turn into a black woman in the next 3-4 weeks, no.


:lol:

Let me know how that process works out for you. You could defer and rework you PS to talk about it


Hey, it's happened before!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SgrD1xzHYY

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rcharles
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby rcharles » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:54 pm

3.9/164/white guy whose never turned into a black woman. Pending as well.

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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby hellokitty » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:57 pm

Lol, hey I personally know someone that got accepted in under a week and they happened to be a white male.

But they had a 4.1 and a 168 and went to UA too. I think they just process their own students faster for whatever reason.

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rcharles
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby rcharles » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:04 pm

hellokitty wrote:Lol, hey I personally know someone that got accepted in under a week and they happened to be a white male.

But they had a 4.1 and a 168 and went to UA too. I think they just process their own students faster for whatever reason.


Well I'm not a UA undergrad but I am in-state so hopefully that will help me. Bama is a top choice for me so I'm really hoping to get some good news soon!

Did your friend get a scholly?

hellokitty
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby hellokitty » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:08 pm

rcharles wrote:
hellokitty wrote:Lol, hey I personally know someone that got accepted in under a week and they happened to be a white male.

But they had a 4.1 and a 168 and went to UA too. I think they just process their own students faster for whatever reason.


Well I'm not a UA undergrad but I am in-state so hopefully that will help me. Bama is a top choice for me so I'm really hoping to get some good news soon!

Did your friend get a scholly?


Yes, full ride. I am pretty sure he is about to withdraw though.

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rcharles
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby rcharles » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:10 pm

hellokitty wrote:
rcharles wrote:
hellokitty wrote:Lol, hey I personally know someone that got accepted in under a week and they happened to be a white male.

But they had a 4.1 and a 168 and went to UA too. I think they just process their own students faster for whatever reason.


Well I'm not a UA undergrad but I am in-state so hopefully that will help me. Bama is a top choice for me so I'm really hoping to get some good news soon!

Did your friend get a scholly?


Yes, full ride. I am pretty sure he is about to withdraw though.


Congrats to him!

I hope I get lucky and get his slot and maybe a little bit of his $...

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jc631
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby jc631 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:59 pm

Just (at 11pm isn't that weird?) received my acceptance email! Would scholarship info be in the email?

hellokitty
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby hellokitty » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:00 pm

jc631 wrote:Just (at 11pm isn't that weird?) received my acceptance email! Would scholarship info be in the email?


No, it comes later. I think via snail mail.

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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby jc631 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:12 pm

hellokitty wrote:
jc631 wrote:Just (at 11pm isn't that weird?) received my acceptance email! Would scholarship info be in the email?


No, it comes later. I think via snail mail.


Great, thanks!

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rcharles
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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby rcharles » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:44 am

jc631 wrote:Just (at 11pm isn't that weird?) received my acceptance email! Would scholarship info be in the email?


I used to quit checking my e-mail at 8:00 p.m.

You've ruined that for me now...

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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby TruckerD » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:04 pm

REMINDER: For those who have already been admitted, the deadline for the seat deposit is April 1st. If you don't send it in, you may get a disapproving bun on your doorstep!

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Re: Alabama 2010

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:48 pm

I don't know if I missed this convo, but how did those of you who went enjoy the ASD?




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