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UTaylor526
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Univ. of Richmond

Postby UTaylor526 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:48 pm

Got the call yesterday. In at Richmond. I really like the phone call method for acceptances.

The only thing is I was too scared to ask about money. Anyone know their scholarship trends?

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby SeymourShowz » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:44 pm

I'm sending in my app tomorrow.. how long did it take to hear back?

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby UTaylor526 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:02 pm

I can't remember exactly when I applied, but it was within a week of when the application became available and I heard back Thursday night.

So that long. Good luck!

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby txnatheart » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:33 pm

Hey I'm in too! I got the call less than a month after I applied, 10/02. Good luck to those waiting!
I was too excited to even think about asking about fin aid/scholarships...although the Dean did recommend that I apply for the John Marshall Program. When I received my acceptance via snail mail it mentioned the program and said that all qualified students would be send an app but the app wasn't included.
Any info in regards to the John Marshall program or fin aid/scholarships at Richmond in general?

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby UTaylor526 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:39 pm

txnatheart wrote:Hey I'm in too! I got the call less than a month after I applied, 10/02. Good luck to those waiting!
I was too excited to even think about asking about fin aid/scholarships...although the Dean did recommend that I apply for the John Marshall Program. When I received my acceptance via snail mail it mentioned the program and said that all qualified students would be send an app but the app wasn't included.
Any info in regards to the John Marshall program or fin aid/scholarships at Richmond in general?


I would love to know the same. I got the feeling she suggested the scholarship to everyone. From their website, it looks like more information will be coming in the Spring.

Good luck to all of those still waiting.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby SeymourShowz » Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:54 pm

quick question... did you guys ever get an e-mail from Richmond saying your application was complete?

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:03 pm

Sounds like we all got the same information regarding the scholarships and financial aid. FWIW I don't remember getting a "complete" e-mail althought Richmond was the first school to give me a decision.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby SeymourShowz » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:51 am

got the call tonight.. applied early decision. see yall next year!

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby Zojirushi » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:56 pm

Went complete on 11/18. Hopefully, I will hear something by Christmas. Congrats to everyone already in.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby txnatheart » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:53 pm

I didn't get an email saying my app was complete; just the call telling me I was accepted. However, I did call them to make sure they had received everything; if you're worried I'd suggest calling them.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby Unadilla Kayaker » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:56 am

I can't speak to the law school specifically, but I did my UG at Richmond and everyone who works there is nice (EVERYONE). I can't imagine they would be upset with you for calling and asking about your file, unless it was a busy day and they were flustered. The school is small and I did take a class or two in the law school, and I didn't think it was any less friendly than the rest of the school.

I'd wait until Monday (since the office is likely closed on Friday or people will take a vacation day), but then no harm in calling IMO.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby ec2xs » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:33 am

I was accepted prior to Thanksgiving via phone call (she said written confirmation would come later). No mention of financial aid, but she was great to talk to. I did my undergraduate at Richmond, so if anyone has any questions about the school or area feel free to message me.

It's not rated as highly as some of the schools I'm applying to, but there are several variables that have put it as one of my top choices.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby UTaylor526 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:37 am

ec2xs wrote:I was accepted prior to Thanksgiving via phone call (she said written confirmation would come later). No mention of financial aid, but she was great to talk to. I did my undergraduate at Richmond, so if anyone has any questions about the school or area feel free to message me.

It's not rated as highly as some of the schools I'm applying to, but there are several variables that have put it as one of my top choices.


Such as? Just curious, not dissing the school. I really enjoyed talking with the Dean both on the phone and when she came to our law fair a couple of weeks before. However, it is the lowest ranked school that I applied to and I have a full ride offer from a higher ranked school (though not in Virginia)

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby SeymourShowz » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:49 am

I think the big one is location. Where do you want to practice? For instance, George Mason is ranked much higher than Richmond. But I want to practice in Newport News / Hampton or maybe Norfolk. If you look at the websites of all the firms in Hampton Roads, there are far more lawyers that went to Richmond than George Mason. And maybe it's just because my father went to Richmond, but it still seems like Richmond has a better reputation down here than George Mason, regardless of the U.S. News rankings. People still seem to think Mason is a bullshit school, notwithstanding the huge improvements it's made over the past decade or so. William and Mary would be a different matter, but unfortunately I just didn't have the GPA to pull that off.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby ec2xs » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:34 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
ec2xs wrote:I was accepted prior to Thanksgiving via phone call (she said written confirmation would come later). No mention of financial aid, but she was great to talk to. I did my undergraduate at Richmond, so if anyone has any questions about the school or area feel free to message me.

It's not rated as highly as some of the schools I'm applying to, but there are several variables that have put it as one of my top choices.


Such as? Just curious, not dissing the school. I really enjoyed talking with the Dean both on the phone and when she came to our law fair a couple of weeks before. However, it is the lowest ranked school that I applied to and I have a full ride offer from a higher ranked school (though not in Virginia)


As Seymour mentioned, location. It helps being in the capital, depending on what you want to do. More specifically, it's a very intimate school and arguably the prettiest campus you'll ever see in your life. It has a lot of cash and spends it wisely, constantly doing renovations and updating buildings. Every professor I had during my undergrad there was both warm and receptive to meeting out of class. Socially, Richmond is an amazing place to live with plenty to do.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby Zojirushi » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:40 pm

Richmond has more courts than any city save DC. This corroborates Dean Rahman's statement that they put over 25% of their students into judicial clerkships.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby SeymourShowz » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:05 pm

ec2xs wrote:It has a lot of cash and spends it wisely


hopefully on my scholarship

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby UTaylor526 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:17 pm

SeymourShowz wrote:
ec2xs wrote:It has a lot of cash and spends it wisely


hopefully on my scholarship


+1. Thanks for the other responses.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:35 pm

SeymourShowz wrote:got the call tonight.. applied early decision. see yall next year!



Congrats!

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby crysmissmichelle » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:46 pm

SeymourShowz wrote:quick question... did you guys ever get an e-mail from Richmond saying your application was complete?


I got an email from Richmond saying it was received, and it went complete on LSAC. They write very friendly emails and respond quickly if you send them questions. I'm probably going to try to plan a visit soon.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby NYVA311 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:53 pm

Congrats to everyone who's been accepted! They're my top choice but I'm a very borderline candidate so I've been getting a bit nervous. Applied in late October, got the email saying they received my app, now just waiting for a phone call....

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby UTaylor526 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:41 pm

NYVA311 wrote:Congrats to everyone who's been accepted! They're my top choice but I'm a very borderline candidate so I've been getting a bit nervous. Applied in late October, got the email saying they received my app, now just waiting for a phone call....


Good luck!

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby Zojirushi » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:15 am

Do they wait on your Dean's certificates to make a decision?

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby SeymourShowz » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:57 pm

Can anyone tell me anything about the competition for being selected as a John Marshall scholar? I assume I'll have to write some kind of essay.. Does anyone know what past topics were?

I received my admission packet today. It said little more than that I'll be sent more information concerning the competition and that selection means an additional $10,000 per year..

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby UTaylor526 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:48 pm

SeymourShowz wrote:Can anyone tell me anything about the competition for being selected as a John Marshall scholar? I assume I'll have to write some kind of essay.. Does anyone know what past topics were?

I received my admission packet today. It said little more than that I'll be sent more information concerning the competition and that selection means an additional $10,000 per year..


I'd like to know as well. Surely in all of the TLS board there is a Richmond 1L somewhere!




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