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JOThompson
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Re: William & Mary

Postby JOThompson » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:35 am

Waitlisted via email. Didn't expect much better than that, since I'd been waiting several months at DP.

romanholiday
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Re: William & Mary

Postby romanholiday » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:21 am

wait listed today :(

For reals, do people get off the wait list or is it time I cut my losses and reapply next year?

romanholiday
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Re: William & Mary

Postby romanholiday » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:22 am

cbliang wrote:Didn't expect a WL. Expected a straight rejection. Applied only cause they sent me an a e-mail and I had a fee waiver. some of you said, "soft reject" ? :) (2.86/158)


WHOAA, what kind of softs do you have?

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quadsixm
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Re: William & Mary

Postby quadsixm » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:36 am

WL'ed and likely to withdraw... already in at W&L and it's not a big enough deal to wait it out

MDPSteve
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Re: William & Mary

Postby MDPSteve » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:15 am

smartblonde87 wrote:
anonis wrote:Wl'd as well - planning to withdraw but not sure how, what's the easiest way?


Email! :)


I think this is even easier, straight from the how to withdrawl from waitlist FAQs:

http://law.wm.edu/admissions/waitlist/waitlistform.php

darklighter13
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Re: William & Mary

Postby darklighter13 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:10 am

Waitlisted yesterday too. (2.5/173)

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APHill
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Re: William & Mary

Postby APHill » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:11 pm

akili wrote:What do you think about W&M vs. W&L? Are they comparable?


W&M has historically been overall comparable but slightly less respected than W&L. But with W&L's new 3L legal practice program, which most people think is a joke (dean who got the idea for the program actually left W&L for presidency at Furman), W&M rose in rankings over W&L. W&M average private practice salary and job placement % are much higher than those of W&L now.

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T14_Scholly
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Re: William & Mary

Postby T14_Scholly » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:25 pm

APHill wrote:
W&M has historically been...slightly less respected than W&L.


I'll take your word for it.

APHill wrote:
W&L's new 3L legal practice program, which most people think is a joke...


I'll take your word for it.

APHill wrote:
But with W&L's new 3L legal practice program...W&M rose in rankings over W&L.


I'll take your word for it (that there was a cause and effect).

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starrydecisus
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Re: William & Mary

Postby starrydecisus » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:29 pm

catharsis wrote:i will be withdrawing from W&M Monday and also giving up my scholarship. i hope my seat and $ can go to one of you guys. best wishes!


+1! Graduate fellowship + scholarship. Good luck!

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Mickey Quicknumbers
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Re: William & Mary

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:37 pm

I shall be withdrawing on Monday as well, good luck everybody!

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starrydecisus
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Re: William & Mary

Postby starrydecisus » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:41 pm

adh07d wrote:I shall be withdrawing on Monday as well, good luck everybody!


How are you withdrawing?

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Re: William & Mary

Postby cbliang » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:42 pm

romanholiday wrote:
cbliang wrote:Didn't expect a WL. Expected a straight rejection. Applied only cause they sent me an a e-mail and I had a fee waiver. some of you said, "soft reject" ? :) (2.86/158)


WHOAA, what kind of softs do you have?



I don't have super great softs.. just some non-profit volunteer work and part-time work. I am also working part-time right now at a health center. I am Asian... maybe not that many asians attend W&M?

MDPSteve
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Re: William & Mary

Postby MDPSteve » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:44 pm

Does anyone know when seat deposits are due?

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APHill
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Re: William & Mary

Postby APHill » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:45 pm

Phat 14, I am not sure what you are trying to say - we are all jsut sharing opinions here, thats all.

It is a fact that W&L plunged in rankings because of scepticism from judges and academia on their 3L program.

W&L's approach towards new program smacks off a Cooley type ranking system. W&L says: "100 years ago Harvard U developed an approach towards legal education that has become a standard for all law schools. Today, W&L insititutes the first revision to this approach which we expect to be appreciated and emulated by other institutions". Basically, they are on track to be the new HLS. What a load of ____
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Re: William & Mary

Postby mhernton » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:48 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:
cbliang wrote:Didn't expect a WL. Expected a straight rejection. Applied only cause they sent me an a e-mail and I had a fee waiver. some of you said, "soft reject" ? :) (2.86/158)


It seems like the only options this year are W/L or acceptance...well not really....I wonder what the people who got outright rejected are thinking when they see someone with your stats (seriously NO offense/you musta done something great in your app to get there in the first place) ....


2.2/155 admit here, must be a lot of pissed off people...

autoding
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Re: William & Mary

Postby autoding » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:52 pm

mhernton wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
cbliang wrote:Didn't expect a WL. Expected a straight rejection. Applied only cause they sent me an a e-mail and I had a fee waiver. some of you said, "soft reject" ? :) (2.86/158)


It seems like the only options this year are W/L or acceptance...well not really....I wonder what the people who got outright rejected are thinking when they see someone with your stats (seriously NO offense/you musta done something great in your app to get there in the first place) ....


2.2/155 admit here, must be a lot of pissed off people...



I'm assuming you're an URM, you should include that fact if you are going to post your stats because it changes everything.


And sorry if I sound pissed off in this thread, I'm just starting to worry that I'm not going to get into a single school, really thought I would at least get WLed at W&M.

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2010law
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Re: William & Mary

Postby 2010law » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:07 pm

My seat deposit is due by May 1st.

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starrydecisus
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Re: William & Mary

Postby starrydecisus » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:15 pm

FYI: If you want to withdraw, log into the Admitted Students site and fill out the online Statement of Intention form. It's really easy.

MDPSteve
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Re: William & Mary

Postby MDPSteve » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:16 pm

2010law wrote:My seat deposit is due by May 1st.


Thanks. I looked all over but could only find last years deadline.

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BriaTharen
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Re: William & Mary

Postby BriaTharen » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:16 pm

W/L on Friday (3.4/160)- I'll be riding it out

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Re: William & Mary

Postby hunkydory » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:48 pm

Wait listed Friday also

I <3 you, William and Mary. Why don't you <3 me?

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T14_Scholly
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Re: William & Mary

Postby T14_Scholly » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:01 pm

APHill wrote:
It is a fact that W&L plunged in rankings because of scepticism from judges and academia on their 3L program.


Pulling that out of your ass? W&L has been declining since before the new 3L program. Not that US News reveals the reasons for rank changes anyway.

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Re: William & Mary

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:01 pm

T14_Scholly wrote:
APHill wrote:
It is a fact that W&L plunged in rankings because of scepticism from judges and academia on their 3L program.


Pulling that out of your ass? W&L has been declining since before the new 3L program. Not that US News reveals the reasons for rank changes anyway.


Well, their Judge/Lawyer academic rating did fall from 3.9 to 3.8. While a minor drop, it very much could have been the reason they fell from 25 to 30. However, their previous decline was also minor, and really within the realm of what could/should be expected given their numerical point score.

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gatorlion
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Re: William & Mary

Postby gatorlion » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:12 pm

WL on Friday. I've been WLed by almost the entire DC metro area (GW, American, W&M, UVA)!

mhernton
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Re: William & Mary

Postby mhernton » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:16 pm

autoding wrote:
mhernton wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
cbliang wrote:Didn't expect a WL. Expected a straight rejection. Applied only cause they sent me an a e-mail and I had a fee waiver. some of you said, "soft reject" ? :) (2.86/158)


It seems like the only options this year are W/L or acceptance...well not really....I wonder what the people who got outright rejected are thinking when they see someone with your stats (seriously NO offense/you musta done something great in your app to get there in the first place) ....


2.2/155 admit here, must be a lot of pissed off people...



I'm assuming you're an URM, you should include that fact if you are going to post your stats because it changes everything.


And sorry if I sound pissed off in this thread, I'm just starting to worry that I'm not going to get into a single school, really thought I would at least get WLed at W&M.


You may assume whatever you wish. My admission to W&M and consideration at Cornell means that the adcoms actually do look past numbers...You have to think about what I had in my package to make them even consider admitting me with my stats...




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