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star10
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Re: Southwestern

Postby star10 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:46 pm

I did a phone interview for the Wildman/Schumacher. It was a lot more informal than I thought it was going to be. I was asked to tell a bit about myself, asked a few questions about my family, what I'm looking for in a law school, and if I had any questions. I don't really remember everything they asked, but it was very mellow and conversational vs. a hardcore drilling of questions.

It seemed like they were looking for someone who was a hard worker and had interesting life experience/worked against adversity. Someone who is going to use their law degree in a way that will help society rather than someone who is iffy about the profession or just wants lots of money.

In my mind, the interview seemed more of a formality...like they had already picked out the people based on strong #'s and just wanted to do a quick interview to make sure the person wasn't a sociopath before they gave them thousands of dollars. I could be wrong though.

Hope that helps...

db004
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Re: Southwestern

Postby db004 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:54 pm

What is the latest anyone has heard of Southwestern admitting someone off of their waitlist? I've been in review since 11/24 and would have thought I'd have heard some sort of word by now.

GeesesAintTeethes
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Re: Southwestern

Postby GeesesAintTeethes » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:44 pm

GoodToBeTheKing wrote:
chango wrote:
Danteshek wrote:Barrister's Ball tonight at Mountain Gate Country Club :) (law school prom)
My date looks fantastic.


Wow. Debating the significance of an apostrophe. Insert your own lawyer joke here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barristers'_Ball


A lawyer and a priest walk into a bar...



How do you know when a lawyer is lying?

sd1967
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Re: Southwestern

Postby sd1967 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:20 pm

I have a 3.7 GPA and a 151 LSAT. The LSAT is terribly low, I know. What are my chances at Southwestern. I just turned my application in mid-February.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Danteshek » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:34 pm

sd1967 wrote:I have a 3.7 GPA and a 151 LSAT. The LSAT is terribly low, I know. What are my chances at Southwestern. I just turned my application in mid-February.


Hard to say. Expect a denial or waitlist.

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Birdman
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Re: Southwestern

Postby Birdman » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:12 am

Hey I went complete in September with a 154/ 3.12. I've been at "pending decision" since 1/20, anyone have any idea of how long it takes for a decision to be made?

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Danteshek » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:30 am

Birdman wrote:Hey I went complete in September with a 154/ 3.12. I've been at "pending decision" since 1/20, anyone have any idea of how long it takes for a decision to be made?


Varies quite a bit. You should expect a long haul on the wait-list with those numbers.

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swiard
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Re: Southwestern

Postby swiard » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:17 am

Accepted today to the SCALE program with the Wildman/Schumacher Scholarship for Full Tuition, renewable w/2.5 GPA


....Ecstatic :D

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Danteshek » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:52 am

swiard wrote:Accepted today to the SCALE program with the Wildman/Schumacher Scholarship for Full Tuition, renewable w/2.5 GPA


....Ecstatic :D



Wow. Congratulations. This is a big deal. Go celebrate.

Btw, I change my advice. I think you should come to Southwestern instead of Chapman. :wink:

sd1967
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Re: Southwestern

Postby sd1967 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:17 pm

Danteshek wrote:
sd1967 wrote:I have a 3.7 GPA and a 151 LSAT. The LSAT is terribly low, I know. What are my chances at Southwestern. I just turned my application in mid-February.


Hard to say. Expect a denial or waitlist.



Where do you think I would fall on the waitlist? I was hoping my GPA would carry me, but with my crappy LSAT you never know I guess. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby JKRN » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:00 pm

sd1967 wrote:I have a 3.7 GPA and a 151 LSAT. The LSAT is terribly low, I know. What are my chances at Southwestern. I just turned my application in mid-February.


I got in with a 151 and a 3.56 to the part time evening program. Do you have any work experience?

sd1967
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Re: Southwestern

Postby sd1967 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:57 pm

JKRN wrote:
sd1967 wrote:I have a 3.7 GPA and a 151 LSAT. The LSAT is terribly low, I know. What are my chances at Southwestern. I just turned my application in mid-February.


I got in with a 151 and a 3.56 to the part time evening program. Do you have any work experience?


Thanks, this is encouraging. I wouldn't mind doing part-time. I was an intern at Inner City Law Center for a year, thats about it for work in the legal field. I am currently working for a pretty big non-profit in LA as a volunteer coordinator. Nothing too spectacular, but for my age I think my resume is relatively impressive.

I ranked part-time evening on my application as third. Will they still offer me part-time even if it isn't my first choice? Thanks for your help.

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GATORTIM
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Re: Southwestern

Postby GATORTIM » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:33 pm

in review since 2/19, if the wifey's job transfer doesnt work out, SW is a definite possibility. I just need this decision rendered ASAP so I can make some life-changin decisions

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SwollenMonkey
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Re: Southwestern

Postby SwollenMonkey » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:15 pm

I'm waiting for Southwestern. I've been in review since 2-05 and have a feeling that I am going to be waitlisted.

haylie
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Re: Southwestern

Postby haylie » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:36 pm

Decision mailed out today! *crosses fingers*

For those accepted, how were you notified? Just snail mail?

koehn2
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Re: Southwestern

Postby koehn2 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:42 pm

What is like trying to find an apartment? Are there apartments close to campus? Would I want an apartment close to campus? I imagine the cost for apartments is high, but are they pretty nice? Do you get what you pay is what I am asking because I live in your standard college town and rent is outrageous with crappy amenities.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby chango » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:54 pm

haylie wrote:Decision mailed out today! *crosses fingers*

For those accepted, how were you notified? Just snail mail?



Big envelope. Snail mail.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby SwollenMonkey » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:03 pm

koehn2 wrote:What is like trying to find an apartment? Are there apartments close to campus? Would I want an apartment close to campus? I imagine the cost for apartments is high, but are they pretty nice? Do you get what you pay is what I am asking because I live in your standard college town and rent is outrageous with crappy amenities.



I will show you this..
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chango
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Re: Southwestern

Postby chango » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:07 pm

koehn2 wrote:What is like trying to find an apartment? Are there apartments close to campus? Would I want an apartment close to campus? I imagine the cost for apartments is high, but are they pretty nice? Do you get what you pay is what I am asking because I live in your standard college town and rent is outrageous with crappy amenities.


[url]
http://www.city-data.com/county/Los_Ang ... ty-CA.html[/url]


Rents have been coming down, as far as I can tell, for most of LA County. You'll be getting more for you money than in a typical college town. Rent in LA County is much higher than the national average, but lower than the state average (see link).

There are MANY cool and affordable places to live within a reasonable commute to Southwestern. My favorites include Downtown, South Park, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Echo Park, Little Tokyo and Chinatown. The area surrounding Southwestern (Koreatown) is great, but some people (Danteshek, for example) suggest living further away for buffer/sanity reasons.

star10
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Re: Southwestern

Postby star10 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:19 am

I got my acceptance in a small white envelope. also had an invite to interview for wildman/schumacher. big packet came like a week or two later.

i thought i got rejected at first...

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Temka » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:59 am

chango wrote:
koehn2 wrote:What is like trying to find an apartment? Are there apartments close to campus? Would I want an apartment close to campus? I imagine the cost for apartments is high, but are they pretty nice? Do you get what you pay is what I am asking because I live in your standard college town and rent is outrageous with crappy amenities.


[url]
http://www.city-data.com/county/Los_Ang ... ty-CA.html[/url]


Rents have been coming down, as far as I can tell, for most of LA County. You'll be getting more for you money than in a typical college town. Rent in LA County is much higher than the national average, but lower than the state average (see link).

There are MANY cool and affordable places to live within a reasonable commute to Southwestern. My favorites include Downtown, South Park, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Echo Park, Little Tokyo and Chinatown. The area surrounding Southwestern (Koreatown) is great, but some people (Danteshek, for example) suggest living further away for buffer/sanity reasons.


I was told by many SW students that the main and best spot to live for a SW student is miracle mile. I am more troubled about whether or not to have a housemate or not. Privacy and your own place is cool, but with a housemate you can afford a nicer place.

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Re: Southwestern

Postby Danteshek » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:15 am

Miracle Mile is THE place to be with two caveats:
1) If you must have a car (which I don't recommend - you should ride the bus) make sure you have a private parking space. Parking is an absolute nightmare if you don't have one.
2) Don't live in Park La Brea. There are lots of much nicer multi family buildings that cost less.

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Birdman
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Re: Southwestern

Postby Birdman » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:24 pm

Yep, my status checker says waitlist offer has been sent...

savesthedayajb
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Re: Southwestern

Postby savesthedayajb » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:31 pm

Withdrew today, good luck to those who are waiting!

koehn2
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Re: Southwestern

Postby koehn2 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:31 pm

Birdman wrote:Yep, my status checker says waitlist offer has been sent...



Me too :(

We have identical numbers as well, which I guess explains both waitlists.
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