CLEO 2011?

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby maqkitty214 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:13 am

mez06 wrote:Sunny beaches vs. complete concentration....hard sell man. Hard sell! lol


My boyfriend was trying to console me with this logic, but it did not work. I can always find funner things to do than study. :mrgreen:

Let's start scouting places now! I'm sure the 1Ls who are hosting us will have the inside scoop on the good places, but we can check some out in the mean time.

Top Bars: http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=ba ... moines,+IA

Also, I am a big fan of Man vs. Food and Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, and the places they've visited in Chicago have never led me astray. Looks like Adam has been to these in Des Moines:
High Life Lounge -- http://www.yelp.com/biz/high-life-lounge-des-moines
and
Jethro's BBQ -- http://www.jethrosdesmoines.com/
(Home of the 5lbs Sandwich in 15 min challenge... anyone game?)

I hope the SDers have fun at the beach! Meanwhile we'll absorb the sites of small town America. :)

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby melboat7000 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:55 pm

Out of the people going to Iowa has anyone received any travel info? Specifically where we'll be staying and what time we should get to Iowa and when we can leave?

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby Flett » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:19 pm

melboat7000 wrote:Out of the people going to Iowa has anyone received any travel info? Specifically where we'll be staying and what time we should get to Iowa and when we can leave?


I've been waiting on this info for a while. Hopefully we'll hear about it sooner rather than later.

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby sceva31st » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:05 pm

just put 1800 dollars in the mail...one of the most painful things I have ever done :cry:

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby melboat7000 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:21 pm

I felt the same way!!

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby maqkitty214 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:26 pm

Out of the people going to Iowa has anyone received any travel info? Specifically where we'll be staying and what time we should get to Iowa and when we can leave?


From what I remember, the people last year got travel info and program info via email on March 31, and the 2009 group got travel info before April 10.

I went out on a limb and bought my ticket on the bus so I'll be there Sunday June 5 around 3:30pm. Apparently the bus stops like 2 miles from the campus. It was $10 for the ticket, so I won't be too upset if they change the date/time on me.

I did some digging on Drake, and they have a few residence halls http://www.drake.edu/life/residencelife/halls/ Looks like the law students stay in off-campus apartments, but I'm sure we'll be in dorms.

I'm also hoping they'll let us use the gym: http://www.drake.edu/life/recservices/ From what I read last year, they give us student IDs for the school, so hopefully that gets us into the gym. :D

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby melboat7000 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:23 pm

thanks for the info!! so excited can't wait to meet all of you!!

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby sceva31st » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:08 am

Idaho here I come....

I haven't decided which of the following applies yet... :!: :D :cry: :x :shock: :?: :|

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby Gaucho » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:22 pm

sceva31st wrote:just put 1800 dollars in the mail...one of the most painful things I have ever done :cry:


+1

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby sceva31st » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:43 pm

melboat7000 wrote:Out of the people going to Iowa has anyone received any travel info? Specifically where we'll be staying and what time we should get to Iowa and when we can leave?


In the email I received after making the final payment it stated:

Please book your airline flights or make other travel arrangements as soon as possible to take advantage of good rates. You should plan to arrive no later than 3pm CST on June 5, 2011. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at bernetta.hayes@americanbar.org. Please fill out the form that is attached and fax to CLEO at 202.828.1009 upon receipt.


So at least you know when to arrive :D

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby liltay357 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:04 pm

In today!

Unfortunately I applied late and they are out of low income seats. Anyone have 2000 buck I can borrow till 2014?

I promise I'm good for it :-) haha

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby sceva31st » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:01 pm

Yeah I kinda get the impression that the cheap seats went with the people who applied early. Fortunately, from what I've read, the return on your investment of $2000 will come back in spades.

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby mez06 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:08 pm

sceva31st wrote:Idaho here I come....

I haven't decided which of the following applies yet... :!: :D :cry: :x :shock: :?: :|


No need.they'd never send us to a middle of nowhere location like Idaho! They're actually sending us to the other sprawling, vibrant, and worldly metropolitan of Des Moines, IA. All those rabbit feet worked after all :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby sceva31st » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:11 pm

One thing we will not have to worry about in Iowa is all of this earthquake craziness going on all around the Pacific. :shock:

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby maqkitty214 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:19 pm

sceva31st wrote:One thing we will not have to worry about in Iowa is all of this earthquake craziness going on all around the Pacific. :shock:


Radioactive ocean water!! :shock:

Oh PS: sceva31st, did I see you in the SMU 2011 thread? You headed to Dallas in the fall?

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby sceva31st » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:38 pm

maqkitty214 wrote:
sceva31st wrote:One thing we will not have to worry about in Iowa is all of this earthquake craziness going on all around the Pacific. :shock:


Radioactive ocean water!! :shock:

Oh PS: sceva31st, did I see you in the SMU 2011 thread? You headed to Dallas in the fall?


You did and 95% certain you will see me there in the fall...

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby liltay357 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:49 am

Im sure the investment will be worth it. I just wish they gave you more than a week to get it together. I may see whats up with pockets around that time and see what I can work out. Apparently I've been placed on a "rather lengthy" low income seat wait list.

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby socraticmethodman » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:53 am

liltay357 wrote:Im sure the investment will be worth it. I just wish they gave you more than a week to get it together. I may see whats up with pockets around that time and see what I can work out. Apparently I've been placed on a "rather lengthy" low income seat wait list.


Theres a waitlist? When I asked if there was any possible way I could receive a low income seat, I was told no.

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby liltay357 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:56 am

Once I recieved my email I immediately told her there was no way I could afford it and I outright asked if there was a waitlist. She said it was lengthy so I doubt I will come off of it or whatever. Last hope is to win a scratch off lottery card before the sessions begin.

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby Jayb327 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:18 pm

yea that 2G's is kinda steep...especially if you gotta get it together in a week. I thought the later you got a response, would be the longer you had to get the money up

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby Burrito Enthusiast » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:10 pm

I was accepted last week but they haven't received my check yet, so I was told they cannot reveal which location I will be placed in. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby POSERmyLOVE » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:04 pm

So I just got accepted into CLEO! woooo!


So I live in San Diego and really don't have the money to go to Iowa or want to (im married and would prefer staying in San Diego)

I'm going to send the check tomorrow with the full 2000 so that I can know where I get placed!


uff i hope I can stay in San diego :(

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby sceva31st » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:15 pm

POSERmyLOVE wrote:So I just got accepted into CLEO! woooo!


So I live in San Diego and really don't have the money to go to Iowa or want to (im married and would prefer staying in San Diego)

I'm going to send the check tomorrow with the full 2000 so that I can know where I get placed!


uff i hope I can stay in San diego :(

According to the information they place you in the school closest to your home so I'm thinking it is a pretty safe bet you will stay in San Diego. :)

Congrats and good luck!

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby POSERmyLOVE » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:03 pm

sceva31st wrote:
POSERmyLOVE wrote:So I just got accepted into CLEO! woooo!


So I live in San Diego and really don't have the money to go to Iowa or want to (im married and would prefer staying in San Diego)

I'm going to send the check tomorrow with the full 2000 so that I can know where I get placed!


uff i hope I can stay in San diego :(

According to the information they place you in the school closest to your home so I'm thinking it is a pretty safe bet you will stay in San Diego. :)

Congrats and good luck!


Thanks, I really hope so!

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Re: CLEO 2011?

Postby mez06 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:55 am

FYI these plane tickets to Iowa are far from cheap :shock: . Looking like $500. You might want to wait around for the decrease in global oil prices or do like me and possibly consider on making it a road trip event! Hah I think driving thru the "random" midwest states should be interesting.




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