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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby NYVA311 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:04 pm

apper123 goes to Richmond, they could probably shed some light on the scholarship process.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby crysmissmichelle » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:38 pm

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


I'm wondering the same thing, and they don't have a status checker, right?

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby Zojirushi » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:47 pm

Correct, no checker.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby apper123 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:05 pm

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby lawapp99 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:04 am

I got accepted and the package that came in the mail had a statement to the effect that my acceptance is based on receipt of the certification form, a form which I my UG has already been through twice because they don't know who is supposed to sign it.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby UTaylor526 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:46 am

apper123 wrote:1L at Richmond here. I answered some scholarship questions (to the best of my knowledge) over PM. I'm more than willing to help or answer any questions. Ask away.


I can vouch for Apper, very helpful!

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby RichmondAdmissions » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:00 pm

Hey everyone,

Thought I would jump in and answer some of your questions on behalf of Richmond Law's Admissions office. Scholarship offers go out around March, which reflects the fact that our scholarship budget generally isn't set until February/March. As for the John Marshall Scholarship (worth $25,000/year), we invite applicants to apply based on the strength of their undergraduate record - high LSATs/UGPAs. The applicant writes a short essay based on a topic we provide. The process is fairly selective - in the past, we've had around 12 John Marshall Scholars per year, but are considering increasing that number. John Marshall Scholars meet for a weekly seminar over lunch with a Virginia Supreme Court justice, who runs the program. It is quite a unique educational opportunity.

To confirm answers to other questions - we will contact you if your file is incomplete, but we do not maintain a "status checker" - we prefer a more personal approach to admissions, and encourage you to contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

I'm happy to answer other questions on this board - ask away. If you'd like to discuss your personal application, please contact me directly: jrosen2@richmond.edu, or 804-289-8189.

Good luck to everyone!

Jenn Rosen - Associate Director of Admissions, Richmond Law

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby Philaw » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:25 pm

RichmondAdmissions wrote:Hey everyone,

Thought I would jump in and answer some of your questions on behalf of Richmond Law's Admissions office. Scholarship offers go out around March, which reflects the fact that our scholarship budget generally isn't set until February/March. As for the John Marshall Scholarship (worth $25,000/year), we invite applicants to apply based on the strength of their undergraduate record - high LSATs/UGPAs. The applicant writes a short essay based on a topic we provide. The process is fairly selective - in the past, we've had around 12 John Marshall Scholars per year, but are considering increasing that number. John Marshall Scholars meet for a weekly seminar over lunch with a Virginia Supreme Court justice, who runs the program. It is quite a unique educational opportunity.

To confirm answers to other questions - we will contact you if your file is incomplete, but we do not maintain a "status checker" - we prefer a more personal approach to admissions, and encourage you to contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

I'm happy to answer other questions on this board - ask away. If you'd like to discuss your personal application, please contact me directly: jrosen2@richmond.edu, or 804-289-8189.

Good luck to everyone!

Jenn Rosen - Associate Director of Admissions, Richmond Law



Wow, thank you so much! I'll most likely be contacting you shortly.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby Unadilla Kayaker » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:27 pm

Quite nice to see another admissions representative on TLS. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby UTaylor526 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:06 pm

Ms. Rosen,

Thank you for taking the time to watch and post on this board. It is a huge relief to hear directly from the schools.

I have two questions if you don't mind.

First is about the scholarships. Are they awarded on the basis of our application or is a separate form/application required? I know there is one for the John Marshall Scholarship, but what about for the remaining ones.

Second is about visiting the school. I am aware that Richmond does not have an ASD, but does the school offer any assistance in the form of travel reimbursements (partial or full) for students coming to visit the school?

Thank you once again for your time and help.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby RichmondAdmissions » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:01 pm

Scholarships are awarded based on the law school application, yes. There is no separate application for scholarships (except for the John Marshall Scholarship, for which applicants are invited to apply, as previously mentioned).

Instead of an ASD, Richmond has a Deposited Students' Day, usually held in early June, for those who've deposited with Richmond Law and plan on attending that fall. Your question regarding travel stipends is timely; we've not had stipends in the past, but the plan is to offer them this year. The amount will likely be up to $200 depending on geographical distance, offered as travel reimbursements to admitted students who matriculate.

I know there must be more questions out there! Ask away...

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby UTaylor526 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:20 pm

RichmondAdmissions wrote:Scholarships are awarded based on the law school application, yes. There is no separate application for scholarships (except for the John Marshall Scholarship, for which applicants are invited to apply, as previously mentioned).

Instead of an ASD, Richmond has a Deposited Students' Day, usually held in early June, for those who've deposited with Richmond Law and plan on attending that fall. Your question regarding travel stipends is timely; we've not had stipends in the past, but the plan is to offer them this year. The amount will likely be up to $200 depending on geographical distance, offered as travel reimbursements to admitted students who matriculate.

I know there must be more questions out there! Ask away...


Thank you! Coming from Texas that is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby Zojirushi » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:00 pm

RichmondAdmissions wrote:
I know there must be more questions out there! Ask away...

Thank you so much for taking these questions; I am truly excited about the University of Richmond School of Law. When speaking to Dean Rahman at a law school fair, she mentioned approximately 25% of the class is put into some form of judicial clerkships. Have you noticed these becoming more competitive due to the economic downturn? Also, I remember the University of Richmond making an intensive effort to be transparent in published employment statistics. I can't seem to find these on the school's website any longer. Are they still published?

Thank you.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby Au lait-olé » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:19 pm

Ms. Rosen,

I have a question about the Univ. of Richmond Information Session on January 16th. What kind of topics will be discussed? Will there be any law professors presenting that day?

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby RichmondAdmissions » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:01 pm

Zojirushi wrote:
RichmondAdmissions wrote:
I know there must be more questions out there! Ask away...

Thank you so much for taking these questions; I am truly excited about the University of Richmond School of Law. When speaking to Dean Rahman at a law school fair, she mentioned approximately 25% of the class is put into some form of judicial clerkships. Have you noticed these becoming more competitive due to the economic downturn? Also, I remember the University of Richmond making an intensive effort to be transparent in published employment statistics. I can't seem to find these on the school's website any longer. Are they still published?

Thank you.


Richmond Law places about 20% of every graduating class in clerkships - double the national average for law schools. Surprise fact: Richmond has more courts than anywhere in the country outside of Boston and D.C. This year, Richmond has 5 alums in prestigious federal appellate (U.S. Circuit Court) clerkships. Like the rest of the legal sector in this economy, I expect competition for judicial clerkships this year will be higher than normal. Our clerkship rate for 2009 grads held steady, though, which is great.

To my knowlege, Richmond has always been transparent in published employment statistics - we hand out this information (bar passage rates, employment type, location, percent employed, etc.) at law fairs and forums, and to everyone who visits us at the law school. Our website is actually undergoing a renovation to bring it in line and style with the brand new undergraduate UR website, so it's possible the employment statistics we currently hand out will become available on the web. In the interim, I can mail you the handout - just email me at jrosen2@richmond.edu.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby ec2xs » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:04 pm

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

No. I didn't have mind finished, which is ironic considering I did my undergrad there. I guess I was just hoping that they would be able to bring me up on a computer and overlook it. Oh, well.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby RichmondAdmissions » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:25 pm

Au lait-olé wrote:Ms. Rosen,

I have a question about the Univ. of Richmond Information Session on January 16th. What kind of topics will be discussed? Will there be any law professors presenting that day?

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.


Thank you for asking. We'll host two information sessions in January - on Saturday the 16th from 10-12, and on Friday the 29th from 2:15-4:15 (with an optional class visit immediately beforehand from 1-2). We'll discuss topics such as the admissions process, financial aid, curriculum, clinical opportunities and life at Richmond Law, and leave time for Q&A. Part of the session time will include tours of the law school as well. We'll gladly meet with individuals afterwards to make sure all questions are addressed. Current students will be on hand to chat, and possibly a professor (still working out details).

If you'd like to attend but haven't RSVP'd, just let me know. Thanks and hope to see you there!

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby apper123 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:37 pm

Good to see someone from admissions on here. Now we just gotta do something about that awful and inaccurate write-up TLS has on Richmond on their rankings page... Paging Ken :-P.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby macattaq » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:39 pm

If you get the opportunity, or are lucky enough to be put into his section, do take criminal law with Professor Strong. Great guy, wonderful professor. He was a visiting prof at my school over the summer, and he's the standard by which those of us who started in the summer judge our professors.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby Zojirushi » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:12 pm

Did anyone else get the call from Dean Rahman? She has given UR by far the most personable admissions office this cycle. I see why others spoke so highly of her last year.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby oberlin08 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:15 am

Went to the open house yesterday and was pretty much blown away. Keeping my fingers crossed..

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby UTaylor526 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:52 pm

oberlin08 wrote:Went to the open house yesterday and was pretty much blown away. Keeping my fingers crossed..


Why so? I will be making a personal visit up in mid-March and am interested to hear your opinions.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby Thunder Jones » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:12 pm

I just got the acceptance phone call. Nice!

160/3.45

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby ec2xs » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:09 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
oberlin08 wrote:Went to the open house yesterday and was pretty much blown away. Keeping my fingers crossed..


Why so? I will be making a personal visit up in mid-March and am interested to hear your opinions.

Beautiful campus, well funded facilities, very friendly staff. I did my undergrad at UR.

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Re: Univ. of Richmond

Postby UTaylor526 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:12 pm

ec2xs wrote:
UTaylor526 wrote:
oberlin08 wrote:Went to the open house yesterday and was pretty much blown away. Keeping my fingers crossed..


Why so? I will be making a personal visit up in mid-March and am interested to hear your opinions.

Beautiful campus, well funded facilities, very friendly staff. I did my undergrad at UR.


Good to hear. The only thing I am worried about is the job placement rates before graduation.




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