W&L c/o 2016

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Post by FallingHigher » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:48 pm

I feel like I had strong numbers and what should be considered impressive softs (PM me for details). Yet, I was waitlisted. I did not do an optional essay about why x-school for any application (probably a horrible move). I just wasn't able to write a very strong one without it sounding like it was formulaic.
Looking at previous years of cycles individuals with my stats got in with quite a bit $$$$. I think that maybe last year they looked beyond the numbers and thus accepted a lot more people under the median in LSAT and/or GPA... which is probably why they over-enrolled and have a significant portion of the class for this cycle already filled.
We just missed the window. W&L is like all schools in which the most important factor is defending and when possible increasing their ranking, and like all law schools they let individuals below their medians in so they can say they don't just look at numbers. Statistically speaking though... they do. All law schools do.

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Post by 2012Lsatscore » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:17 pm

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Post by seancris » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:07 am

2012Lsatscore wrote:Did everyone write the optional ethical dilemma essay?
I did.

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Post by TheThriller » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:36 am

seancris wrote:
2012Lsatscore wrote:Did everyone write the optional ethical dilemma essay?
I did.
Nope

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Post by Presidentjlh » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:50 am

Hi everyone. Sent mine in last week, got put in review really quickly. 166/3.51. Hoping for good news.

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Post by FortunaGubernans » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:23 am

I wrote the optional essay, too, and got in. Also, just a fun fact that I gleaned from my crazy research that will do you all more good than it will do me now: last year it looks like they habitually gave out decisions on Thursdays, and my acceptance was on a Thursday as well, so they may be repeating the pattern this cycle. So cross your fingers extra hard on Thursdays, guys!

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Post by seancris » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:03 pm

FortunaGubernans wrote:I wrote the optional essay, too, and got in. Also, just a fun fact that I gleaned from my crazy research that will do you all more good than it will do me now: last year it looks like they habitually gave out decisions on Thursdays, and my acceptance was on a Thursday as well, so they may be repeating the pattern this cycle. So cross your fingers extra hard on Thursdays, guys!
Good point! I won't worry about W&L again until Thursday, lol.

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Post by JLR » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:57 pm

Does anyone know when those who chose to defer from last year must commit to attending this year?

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Post by Lulu_O » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:07 pm

They've all already committed. Note of advice to everyone: don't let the admissions process drive you crazy. I certainly went a little crazy listening to what everyone else had to say and comparing my numbers to others. Every year is different. Every class is different. I know W&L definitely looks at having students who are different from the norm and not necessarily students who fit the numbers. Maybe you just aren't a good fit at the moment or maybe they don't see something in you that they want for their law school community. That's life.
JLR wrote:Does anyone know when those who chose to defer from last year must commit to attending this year?

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Post by teachmehowtoraji » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:07 am

In via email this morning!

Submitted 11/28
Under review 11/30
Accepted 12/5

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Post by hookem7 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:30 am

Hi all. I was committed to W&L until UT (dream school) snatched me up last minute and I just wanted to pass along that the reason W&L might give out a lot more WL this year is because they we're having to try pretty hard to get people to defer last year and still way overenrolled. I think a lot of this had to do with the old (now promoted apparently) Dean of Admissions, Twitty, and the fact that everything they do at W&L is personalized and always first class. Because of last years situation, W&L is in the position to be really picky so don't panic... They just don't want to accidentally get 50 more kids than usual again, therefore more liberal use of the WL.

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Post by danitt » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:41 am

Do they send some kind of letter and package after the email acceptance?

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Post by FortunaGubernans » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:39 am

danitt wrote:Do they send some kind of letter and package after the email acceptance?
They said they sent something the day they sent the email, but I still haven't gotten mine, and it's been almost a week. I check anxiously every day. If/when I do get it, though, I'll let you know.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Post by danitt » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:41 am

FortunaGubernans wrote:
danitt wrote:Do they send some kind of letter and package after the email acceptance?
They said they sent something the day they sent the email, but I still haven't gotten mine, and it's been almost a week. I check anxiously every day. If/when I do get it, though, I'll let you know.
The same for me. I was wondering if I'd misread or something! Especially because I'm in DC and it's not exactly that far away.

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Post by 2012Split177 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:08 pm

teachmehowtoraji wrote:In via email this morning!

Submitted 11/28
Under review 11/30
Accepted 12/5
Daaaang that was fast - how'd you pull that off? Congratulations!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Post by gator13 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:56 pm

Anyone who has been accepted: have you received scholarship offers already as well?

Just curious, sitting at 167/3.8 and hoping for some aid. Been under review since 11/27

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Post by slawww » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:49 am

Just got an e-mail saying a decision will be posted by the day's end.

Unless they're URM friendly, I'm anticipating a ding, but who knows, this cycle has been pretty unpredictable so far.

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Post by patricksouthern » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:03 pm

slawww wrote:Just got an e-mail saying a decision will be posted by the day's end.

Unless they're URM friendly, I'm anticipating a ding, but who knows, this cycle has been pretty unpredictable so far.
Just got the same email. Good luck.

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Post by blueruditio » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:10 pm

patricksouthern wrote:
slawww wrote:Just got an e-mail saying a decision will be posted by the day's end.

Unless they're URM friendly, I'm anticipating a ding, but who knows, this cycle has been pretty unpredictable so far.
Just got the same email. Good luck.
Also refreshing my page all day after receiving this email.

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Post by slawww » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:19 pm

patricksouthern wrote:
slawww wrote:Just got an e-mail saying a decision will be posted by the day's end.

Unless they're URM friendly, I'm anticipating a ding, but who knows, this cycle has been pretty unpredictable so far.
Just got the same email. Good luck.
Likewise!
blueruditio wrote:
patricksouthern wrote:
slawww wrote:Just got an e-mail saying a decision will be posted by the day's end.

Unless they're URM friendly, I'm anticipating a ding, but who knows, this cycle has been pretty unpredictable so far.
Just got the same email. Good luck.
Also refreshing my page all day after receiving this email.
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Post by The-Specs » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:20 pm

slawww wrote:Just got an e-mail saying a decision will be posted by the day's end.
Got the same e-mail. The way things have been going i am hopeful for a WL but expecting the worst. I would love to be surprised. :)

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Post by slawww » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:38 pm

The-Specs wrote:
slawww wrote:Just got an e-mail saying a decision will be posted by the day's end.
Got the same e-mail. The way things have been going i am hopeful for a WL but expecting the worst. I would love to be surprised. :)
Good luck either way! Without a scholly, which I'm not expecting if admitted, I'm not sure I could afford W&L, but I do love the school!

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Post by Kaytei » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:46 pm

The-Specs wrote:
slawww wrote:Just got an e-mail saying a decision will be posted by the day's end.
Got the same e-mail. The way things have been going i am hopeful for a WL but expecting the worst. I would love to be surprised. :)
I feel the same. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Post by patricksouthern » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:15 pm

Waitlisted. Hope others get better news.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Post by edwardt1988 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:16 pm

when did you all go under review?

Seriously? What are you waiting for?

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