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Panther7
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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Panther7 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:27 pm

gregw8705 wrote:
84Sunbird2000 wrote:I'm now, especially in the emotion of the scholarship aftermath, leaning towards W and L. I still have a few schools to wait on, and a few more possible scholarships at current admits to consider, but this is pretty big. My only worry is that the community and school will be too conservative for my liking. I do love everything else about the school.


I'm a 1L at W&L now, and I can assure you it's not that conservative. I'm a libertarian, and found that most of those who consider themselves Republicans or conservatives are more in line with my views than the moral majority types. I can't think of too many I'd consider socially conservative. There are also plenty of very liberal students. The undergrad's conservative reputation doesn't really apply to the law school.


this is what i meant.... most "conservative" law students are usually more libertarian in thought than social conservatives... not that those don't exist.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:47 pm

That's somewhat reassuring. I'm more like a Noam Chomsky libertarian (European definition of libertarian), in that I'm for radical individualism and radical egalitarianism, though I guess I can't really call myself an anarchist and go to law school :). Because I'm lgbT (T capitalized on purpose), American libertarians will still be tolerant and supportive of individual expression, so that's good. The moral majority conservatives are definitely the ones I'm worried about. I was also worried about the atmosphere of the area, with VMI being right next door, but then again I'm guessing the law students don't really just randomly fraternize with any and everybody.

I'm starting to think this will be the school, and I'm hoping to make the April 2-3 ASD. By then, I should have all my points of data for comparison, and be ready to possibly throw down the $750.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby itzbouttime » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:33 pm

Haven't committed, but W&L will most likely be where I end up. Will be at the March/April Open House. I'm just waiting on one more school to get back to me, but W&L seems to be it. FYI, I'm Independent.

statuscheckerssuck wrote:
84Sunbird2000 wrote:I'm now, especially in the emotion of the scholarship aftermath, leaning towards W and L. I still have a few schools to wait on, and a few more possible scholarships at current admits to consider, but this is pretty big. My only worry is that the community and school will be too conservative for my liking. I do love everything else about the school.


If it helps...I am very libreral...and already committed to W&L.

Aside from that, I am going to continue to shamelessly advertise the facebook group we created for those that or definitely going (or pretty sure).


Statuscheckerssuck: Is that the Admitted Students Facebook page your talking about or something else?

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby goingoingone » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:05 pm

I'm leaning toward Washington and Lee and I'm pretty damn liberal. This is the first I've heard of W&L having any sort of conservative reputation.

While I'm posting on here--has anyone who went DR on 2/12 heard anything about scholarship info? I'm not really expecting anything, but I would certainly appreciate it!

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby NYVA311 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:54 pm

The date of my complete application status was updated to 2/28 today - first update since I went complete 11/13. Assuming this means a decision will be rendered within the next few days. Anyone else?

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby eandy » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:06 pm

NYVA311 wrote:The date of my complete application status was updated to 2/28 today - first update since I went complete 11/13. Assuming this means a decision will be rendered within the next few days. Anyone else?

You didn't retake your LSAT in February, did you? I've heard of people's statuses changing with the receipt of the updated score.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:07 pm

I am set on W&L for next year and I am a slightly left leaning moderate. As mentioned elsewhere I think the undergrad population is a lot more conservative than the law school, and for the most part I doubt we have a huge amount of interaction with them.

"Itsabouttime": I think statuschecker is talking about the class of 2013 group for people that are sure or almost sure. If you type in "washington and lee law 2013" it should come up, only has about eight members so far.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby JR00576 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:10 pm

Hey all! I am currently a 1L at Washington and Lee and just wanted to say, the law school is NOT Conservative! The student body is something out of a new england liberal arts college! Trust me, I went to one as an undergrad. I will admit, the undergrads (who we really don't interact with much) lean Conservative, but the law school is JUST as Liberal as any other place. Just wanted to put it out there, and PM me if you have any questions!

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby NYVA311 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:16 pm

eandy wrote:
NYVA311 wrote:The date of my complete application status was updated to 2/28 today - first update since I went complete 11/13. Assuming this means a decision will be rendered within the next few days. Anyone else?

You didn't retake your LSAT in February, did you? I've heard of people's statuses changing with the receipt of the updated score.


Nope. Been waiting since 11/13 - sort of odd it's taking so long, but I'm hoping this means I'll receive a decision sometime this week.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby D. H2Oman » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:16 pm

JR00576 wrote:Hey all! I am currently a 1L at Washington and Lee and just wanted to say, the law school is NOT Conservative! The student body is something out of a new england liberal arts college! Trust me, I went to one as an undergrad. I will admit, the undergrads (who we really don't interact with much) lean Conservative, but the law school is JUST as Liberal as any other place. Just wanted to put it out there, and PM me if you have any questions!



Oh no, now the conservatives aren't going to want to go.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby eandy » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:20 pm

NYVA311 wrote:
eandy wrote:
NYVA311 wrote:The date of my complete application status was updated to 2/28 today - first update since I went complete 11/13. Assuming this means a decision will be rendered within the next few days. Anyone else?

You didn't retake your LSAT in February, did you? I've heard of people's statuses changing with the receipt of the updated score.


Nope. Been waiting since 11/13 - sort of odd it's taking so long, but I'm hoping this means I'll receive a decision sometime this week.

Ok thanks! I was curious because I'm beginning to get impatient! Good luck!!!

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby NYVA311 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:26 pm

eandy wrote:
NYVA311 wrote:
eandy wrote:
NYVA311 wrote:The date of my complete application status was updated to 2/28 today - first update since I went complete 11/13. Assuming this means a decision will be rendered within the next few days. Anyone else?

You didn't retake your LSAT in February, did you? I've heard of people's statuses changing with the receipt of the updated score.


Nope. Been waiting since 11/13 - sort of odd it's taking so long, but I'm hoping this means I'll receive a decision sometime this week.

Ok thanks! I was curious because I'm beginning to get impatient! Good luck!!!


Thanks, you too! I'm getting impatient too haha. Maybe your status will change this week as well and we'll both get decisions. They can't wait TOO much longer at this point.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:56 pm

JR00576 wrote:Hey all! I am currently a 1L at Washington and Lee and just wanted to say, the law school is NOT Conservative! The student body is something out of a new england liberal arts college! Trust me, I went to one as an undergrad. I will admit, the undergrads (who we really don't interact with much) lean Conservative, but the law school is JUST as Liberal as any other place. Just wanted to put it out there, and PM me if you have any questions!


Awesome! I can't wait to visit! I really think this is the place for me. The location is possibly the best in the T1, at least as far as I'm concerned (with only Cornell and W and M being comparable). I love small towns, outdoor recreation, and collaborative environments, and this comment just adds the last piece of the puzzle: a progressive student body.

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby crm » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:23 pm

Still complete but date changed to 2/26...?

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Jerome » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:26 pm

crm wrote:Still complete but date changed to 2/26...?

Ditto. Originally UR 1/29. Any ideas? I'm counting on a ding, but I'll take a WL.

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby mango26 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:37 pm

crm wrote:Still complete but date changed to 2/26...?


+1

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Headybrah » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:39 pm

Still complete but date changed to 2/26...?


yeap me tooo

common good newses!

best of luck everyones

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby mshflyer » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:55 pm

Headybrah wrote:
Still complete but date changed to 2/26...?


yeap me tooo

common good newses!

best of luck everyones



me too. does that mean decisions are coming out or is it a second review?

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby NYVA311 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:26 pm

All of you have a 2/26 update? Hm, looks like I'm the only 2/28 update. Expecting it to say "Decision Mailed" sometime today?

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby MDPSteve » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:46 pm

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Bobalou » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:49 pm

I'm still sitting at complete as of 1/27. grrrrrr

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Modian » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:03 pm

Bobalou wrote:I'm still sitting at complete as of 1/27. grrrrrr

+1 :(:(:(:(

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby Bobalou » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:26 pm

Modian wrote:
Bobalou wrote:I'm still sitting at complete as of 1/27. grrrrrr

+1 :(:(:(:(


Right after I applied, I started reading the threads and people we boasting about 12 day turnarounds. I guess that's not the case for everyone...

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby cendien » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:25 pm

I went DR 2/10 and received a few days after that. Still haven't heard anything about a scholarship offer. Would it be inappropriate to call and ask about that?

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Re: Washington and Lee

Postby nol607 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:18 pm

so is it likely that complete 1/27 without any status update will be waitlist/reject? I ask as a concerned 1/27 complete/163/3.7




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