Notre Dame admissions


beachbunny
Hi guys! I received an email yesterday from Notre Dame that they will start emailing admission decisions after April 1. Isn't that too late already? Has anybody heard from Notre Dame?

Thanks!
Hi guys! I received an email yesterday from Notre Dame that they will start emailing admission decisions after April 1. Isn't that too late already? Has anybody heard from Notre Dame?

Thanks!
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Stagista11
I'm eager to know whether or not I got admitted to their JSD program...have you applied for the LLM or JSD program?
I'm eager to know whether or not I got admitted to their JSD program...have you applied for the LLM or JSD program?
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beachbunny
Hi Stagista11! I applied to their LLM program. I'm quite anxious because other people in this forum who applied in 2010 reported having received their admission decisions in February.
Hi Stagista11! I applied to their LLM program. I'm quite anxious because other people in this forum who applied in 2010 reported having received their admission decisions in February.
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Stagista11
May I ask whether you have also applied for financial aid? My admission is linked to whether or not I deserve a scholarship, for I won't be able to attend without...
May I ask whether you have also applied for financial aid? My admission is linked to whether or not I deserve a scholarship, for I won't be able to attend without...
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beachbunny
^ Yup, I applied for financial aid. I asked a friend who did her LLM in Notre Dame, she said she got her notification of admission in April.
^ Yup, I applied for financial aid. I asked a friend who did her LLM in Notre Dame, she said she got her notification of admission in April.
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Stagista11
April, I guess it will take far too long than I expected... I thought to have a feedback before the end of this month... let's wait and see when they will notify me on my admission. hope to see you in South Bend next fall
April, I guess it will take far too long than I expected... I thought to have a feedback before the end of this month... let's wait and see when they will notify me on my admission. hope to see you in South Bend next fall
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grizzly
people, I am currently doing my LLM at ND. They admit people through Feb (in my case) all through August in other cases. That's just the way it is. Usually they offer financial aid to international students first, then they look at US applications. 2 Americans had full scholarships this year, out of 5. They have a first list of people they want, then they have their waiting list. This is why in some cases they admit people as late as July or August! My friend from Nepal had her notice 2 weeks prior to coming here. For the JSDs, well, I dunno. If I hear anything I'll let you know. Good luck! This is a great program!
people, I am currently doing my LLM at ND. They admit people through Feb (in my case) all through August in other cases. That's just the way it is. Usually they offer financial aid to international students first, then they look at US applications. 2 Americans had full scholarships this year, out of 5. They have a first list of people they want, then they have their waiting list. This is why in some cases they admit people as late as July or August! My friend from Nepal had her notice 2 weeks prior to coming here. For the JSDs, well, I dunno. If I hear anything I'll let you know. Good luck! This is a great program!
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Stagista11
Thanks so much for your insight, Grizzly. keep us posted as soon as new rumors spread out of the admissions office!
Thanks so much for your insight, Grizzly. keep us posted as soon as new rumors spread out of the admissions office!
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beachbunny
people, I am currently doing my LLM at ND. They admit people through Feb (in my case) all through August in other cases. That's just the way it is. Usually they offer financial aid to international students first, then they look at US applications. 2 Americans had full scholarships this year, out of 5. They have a first list of people they want, then they have their waiting list. This is why in some cases they admit people as late as July or August! My friend from Nepal had her notice 2 weeks prior to coming here. For the JSDs, well, I dunno. If I hear anything I'll let you know. Good luck! This is a great program!


I guess the top applicants get the notifications early. Now, I'm getting more anxious. :(

Grizzly, thanks for your reply. You said that this is a great program. I hope you can elaborate a bit more. What do you like about the program? How is the curriculum? Thanks so much!
<blockquote>people, I am currently doing my LLM at ND. They admit people through Feb (in my case) all through August in other cases. That's just the way it is. Usually they offer financial aid to international students first, then they look at US applications. 2 Americans had full scholarships this year, out of 5. They have a first list of people they want, then they have their waiting list. This is why in some cases they admit people as late as July or August! My friend from Nepal had her notice 2 weeks prior to coming here. For the JSDs, well, I dunno. If I hear anything I'll let you know. Good luck! This is a great program!</blockquote>

I guess the top applicants get the notifications early. Now, I'm getting more anxious. :(

Grizzly, thanks for your reply. You said that this is a great program. I hope you can elaborate a bit more. What do you like about the program? How is the curriculum? Thanks so much!
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grizzly
This is a great program for many reasons - which I chose over Columbia and other big names. Mainly the scholarship helps. Also, it's a very small program, this year we are only 22 students. We all know eachother very well. Human rights classes are usually very small since not that many JDs join our classes. This program is designed to train de best human rights defender out there. If you want to practice law in a big NY law firm after this program, don't come here. If you want to learn how to litigate human rights cases in a sound strategic way and be an excellent advocate, this is for you. Professors are available and you are well supervised for your thesis (which I really need to start writing asap!!!). If you want to work before the Inter-American system or any other international or regional HRs system, a Human rights NGO or even start your own HRs consulting office, this program is for you. I am from Canada and so far ND has changed my life. I hope it will have the same impact on you. Keep me posted!
This is a great program for many reasons - which I chose over Columbia and other big names. Mainly the scholarship helps. Also, it's a very small program, this year we are only 22 students. We all know eachother very well. Human rights classes are usually very small since not that many JDs join our classes. This program is designed to train de best human rights defender out there. If you want to practice law in a big NY law firm after this program, don't come here. If you want to learn how to litigate human rights cases in a sound strategic way and be an excellent advocate, this is for you. Professors are available and you are well supervised for your thesis (which I really need to start writing asap!!!). If you want to work before the Inter-American system or any other international or regional HRs system, a Human rights NGO or even start your own HRs consulting office, this program is for you. I am from Canada and so far ND has changed my life. I hope it will have the same impact on you. Keep me posted!
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grizzly
I forgot to mention the downsides. Well, living in South Bend Indiana is pretty shitty. Seriously. But you manage and it is nice not to have too many distractions. If you don't have a car it is problematic to go shopping for food etc. So don't come here for the culture and their culinary, it is very disappointing. I suffer on that side, a lot. But I think it is worth it. All LLMs live together in the same building which is fun, but it can also be problematic if some people don't get along. We are always together! Just thought I needed to be honest on that point.....
I forgot to mention the downsides. Well, living in South Bend Indiana is pretty shitty. Seriously. But you manage and it is nice not to have too many distractions. If you don't have a car it is problematic to go shopping for food etc. So don't come here for the culture and their culinary, it is very disappointing. I suffer on that side, a lot. But I think it is worth it. All LLMs live together in the same building which is fun, but it can also be problematic if some people don't get along. We are always together! Just thought I needed to be honest on that point.....
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Stagista11
I already thought of it... still, after having studied at Northwestern, which is in Chicago downtown, a real campus experience is what I'm looking for. the scary part is when you wrote about buying groceries...
I already thought of it... still, after having studied at Northwestern, which is in Chicago downtown, a real campus experience is what I'm looking for. the scary part is when you wrote about buying groceries...
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beachbunny
Thanks grizzly! :)

I'm getting more and more anxious waiting for the results.
Thanks grizzly! :)

I'm getting more and more anxious waiting for the results.
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beachbunny
Has anybody received an admission decision already?
Has anybody received an admission decision already?
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Stagista11
Getting anxious too... Hopefully we will soon hear back something from their admissions office...I guess it's taking longer than I expected 'cause they might decide on admissions and financial time at once...
Getting anxious too... Hopefully we will soon hear back something from their admissions office...I guess it's taking longer than I expected 'cause they might decide on admissions and financial time at once...
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Stagista11
Jeez...I feel like it's taking far too long to get a decision...any clues on ND admissions timing? I've read from February all through August, but it seems to me now it could be the right time, for it's plenty of stuff to do and bureaucracy to comply with before taking off to the US with a F1/J1 visa...
Jeez...I feel like it's taking far too long to get a decision...any clues on ND admissions timing? I've read from February all through August, but it seems to me now it could be the right time, for it's plenty of stuff to do and bureaucracy to comply with before taking off to the US with a F1/J1 visa...
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canada40
I deferred my admission from last year. I have until March 31 to confirm that I will attend or my admission will go to someone else. All the best to all of you.
I deferred my admission from last year. I have until March 31 to confirm that I will attend or my admission will go to someone else. All the best to all of you.
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Stagista11
May I ask whether you received information regarding financial aid along with your admission offer? Did you apply to the LL.M. os SJD program? Thank you for sharing.
May I ask whether you received information regarding financial aid along with your admission offer? Did you apply to the LL.M. os SJD program? Thank you for sharing.
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canada40
I applied for the LLM's programme. With respect to scholarship, I have only been offered partial scholarship ($ 12,500) even if I requested twice to have full scholarship (tuition = $ 40,000 + living stipend: $ 12,500). For your information, I find it difficult to attend a school when I have to pay $ 40,000 in tuition when most student are admitted for free (full scholarship and living stipend). It is, in my view, a question of equity and justice.
I applied for the LLM's programme. With respect to scholarship, I have only been offered partial scholarship ($ 12,500) even if I requested twice to have full scholarship (tuition = $ 40,000 + living stipend: $ 12,500). For your information, I find it difficult to attend a school when I have to pay $ 40,000 in tuition when most student are admitted for free (full scholarship and living stipend). It is, in my view, a question of equity and justice.
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Stagista11
I deem it will be difficult for me to attend their SJD program without a generous scholarship. As you did, I've applied for scholarship + living stipend, for all my savings were spent into my LL.M program at Northwestern, for which I received no scholarship whatsoever...wish you the best of luck
I deem it will be difficult for me to attend their SJD program without a generous scholarship. As you did, I've applied for scholarship + living stipend, for all my savings were spent into my LL.M program at Northwestern, for which I received no scholarship whatsoever...wish you the best of luck
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