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yo!
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Re: Southwestern

Postby yo! » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:59 pm

Want2Go2LawSchool wrote:
yo! wrote:
Want2Go2LawSchool wrote:I got in last week with 153 LSAT and 3.5 GPA. Really avoiding going there, last resort.


Why? The school has a pretty good reputation and with your weak numbers (no offense, of course), you probably shouldn't be too picky.


Well I am hoping that a 3.5 gpa from UCLA has a little more weight than that. Major gpa was 3.7


It doesn't

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Danteshek » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:30 pm

^^^ This person was lucky to get into Southwestern.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby chango » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:59 pm

Want2Go2LawSchool wrote:
yo! wrote:
Want2Go2LawSchool wrote:I got in last week with 153 LSAT and 3.5 GPA. Really avoiding going there, last resort.


Why? The school has a pretty good reputation and with your weak numbers (no offense, of course), you probably shouldn't be too picky.


Well I am hoping that a 3.5 gpa from UCLA has a little more weight than that. Major gpa was 3.7



Most of us went to good undergrad schools. My hunch is a 3.5 from UCLA is weighted the same as any other accredited undergrad.

Are you an URM? Otherwise, various law school calculators put your chances at about 50/50, so I'd rethink that whole "last resort" attitude. The coin toss clearly worked in your favor.
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Re: Southwestern

Postby Temka » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:22 pm

Want2Go2LawSchool wrote:I got in last week with 153 LSAT and 3.5 GPA. Really avoiding going there, last resort.


No offense, but should be happy you got in. I don't know any other school in Cali that would take some with 3.5 153 (not even splitter status because the gpa is average), except Golden Gate and San Joaquin Valley

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Want2Go2LawSchool » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:36 pm

DELETE!
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Re: Southwestern

Postby littlepiggie818 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:36 pm

Danteshek wrote:
littlepiggie818 wrote:
Danteshek wrote:littlepiggie818 you should come to UCLA on Feb 6 with copies of your resume and see if you can get an internship for this summer. Also come for the networking. There will be 50+ public interest organizations and tables.


Would they consider someone who is not in law school yet? I would love to have some on hand experience before I start school.


It probably depends on the organization. Just go for the networking. You never know what will happen if you just go talk to the people there. A lot of those organizations can use free help for the summer.


It's too bad I am going out of town this weekend. But if things change, I'll definitely be there. Good luck!

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Re: Southwestern

Postby haylie » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:37 pm

STILL WAITING!! been "complete" since November!

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Re: Southwestern

Postby haylie » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:39 pm

meddlingkid wrote:Hi all, I got accepted today but there was no info about scholarships or other dollars--for those of you who have been accepted, does scholarship info come with the acceptance packet or later on?

Thanks!



what were your numbers meddling? I'm still waiting. 156/2.5

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Re: Southwestern

Postby chango » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:43 pm

Want2Go2LawSchool wrote:Thanks for the reality check guys. Probably going to avoid posting on this site anymore.




I've heard rumors that law school (as well as practicing law) might require a somewhat thick skin. Consider this site a sort of romper room.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby yo! » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:15 pm

Want2Go2LawSchool wrote:Thanks for the reality check guys. Probably going to avoid posting on this site anymore.


There is really no need to be a baby about it. You came into a thread full of people that want to go to Southwestern and basically bashed the school. If you had great stats, you would just be a douchebag; but with yours, you look like a moron. If you want to get into a higher ranked school, you need to retake the LSAT. A 3.5 at UCLA isn't anywhere near impressive enough to carry a 153 into a T1 school.

EDIT: Or most T2 schools for that matter.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Temka » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:37 pm

yo! wrote:
Want2Go2LawSchool wrote:Thanks for the reality check guys. Probably going to avoid posting on this site anymore.


There is really no need to be a baby about it. You came into a thread full of people that want to go to Southwestern and basically bashed the school. If you had great stats, you would just be a douchebag; but with yours, you look like a moron. If you want to get into a higher ranked school, you need to retake the LSAT. A 3.5 at UCLA isn't anywhere near impressive enough to carry a 153 into a T1 school.

EDIT: Or most T2 schools for that matter.


Exactly. I have a 155 and 3.4 GPA (also at a UC), and I was ecstatic to get into SW, felt sorta lucky. Even for end of T2 schools like USF and Santa Clara my chances are dim, so I cant imagine a 153 getting in unless the GPA is 4.0

Dont be upset about people telling you the truth, that is the point of the forum!

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Danteshek » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:07 pm

Just got notified of selection for US Army JAG interview on Southwestern campus Feb. 8.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby swiard » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:31 pm

ooo very exciting. I heard they have a great summer program. Congrats Dante!

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Temka » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:03 pm

Danteshek wrote:Just got notified of selection for US Army JAG interview on Southwestern campus Feb. 8.

Congrats!

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Re: Southwestern

Postby GATORTIM » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:06 pm

status checker change : "In Review"

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meddlingkid
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Re: Southwestern

Postby meddlingkid » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:12 pm

haylie wrote:
meddlingkid wrote:Hi all, I got accepted today but there was no info about scholarships or other dollars--for those of you who have been accepted, does scholarship info come with the acceptance packet or later on?

Thanks!



what were your numbers meddling? I'm still waiting. 156/2.5


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/meddlingkid

Good luck!

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Birdman » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:02 pm

I've been at "pending decision" since 1/20 and still haven't received anything.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby amorfati42 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:17 am

My status changed today to 'pending decision, 2/4'. Would like to think that means something will happen in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby zeth006 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:42 am

Got accepted a few weeks back, but no notice of money offers. I'm guessing judging from what LSN shows, they don't hand them out until later?

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Re: Southwestern

Postby haylie » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:38 am

amorfati42 wrote:My status changed today to 'pending decision, 2/4'. Would like to think that means something will happen in a couple of weeks.


I got the same thing... except mine said "Pending Decision" on 2/5.... hopefully we'll hear soon!

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Re: Southwestern

Postby chango » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:42 am

Anyone else notice how Miss "I'm too good for Southwestern" deleted all her posts?

Anyway, good luck to everyone.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby yo! » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:36 pm

chango wrote:Anyone else notice how Miss "I'm too good for Southwestern" deleted all her posts?

Anyway, good luck to everyone.


haha, I had always thought she was a he.

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amorfati42
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Re: Southwestern

Postby amorfati42 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:23 pm

My status is still 'decision pending', but I got a letter from them in the mail yesterday saying they wanted to interview me for the SCALE program. Did anyone else get this, or know what to make of it?

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Soul Minded » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:08 pm

Hey I got a letter saying to schedule an interview for the Wildman/Schumacher scholarship. Does anybody know if this means you are actually going to get one?

For those who go to Southwest what besides diversity would you touch on in an interview?

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Re: Southwestern

Postby littlepiggie818 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:39 pm

Soul Minded wrote:Hey I got a letter saying to schedule an interview for the Wildman/Schumacher scholarship. Does anybody know if this means you are actually going to get one?

For those who go to Southwest what besides diversity would you touch on in an interview?


I got the same letter in December and had my interview in January. It means you are going to get a scholarship but the interview will help them determine how much to give you. Good luck!




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