University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

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AVSexton
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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby AVSexton » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:48 pm

I'm still not sure if I'm going to go to the ASW in March or April. Part of me wants to wait until the April one, so that (hopefully) a scholarship decision will have been made.

I'm not even positive if I want to go to an ASW at all. I already visited the school, and I grew up in Madison, so I'm not sure there would be much of a benefit for me.

I'm also debating whether I should RSVP for the LEO banquet or not. I'm under the impression that it gives people a good 'in' with some of the professors, even if you aren't actually a minority.

ltmcknight
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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby ltmcknight » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:00 pm

Hey everyone,

I received the admitted student packet of info from UW law on friday, but they accidentaly gave me 2 copies of the 3rd page and did not include the 2nd page. I am assuming the 2nd page had deadlines and other important info on it. Could someone hwo also received this packet of info please let me know what info was on the 2nd page?

Thanks!

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby paisley » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:11 am

my envelope was also missing this page. anyone care to share what it covered?

AVSexton
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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby AVSexton » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:30 am

This could explain why there are so few people registered on the admitted students' forum. You should contact Madison about it. I don't have the letter anymore- there weren't any really important deadlines.

It basically said that in Mid-March, you would get another letter directing you to an online page where you click attending, withdrawing, or ask for more time. You have to make the decision by mid/early April, unless you ask for more time, in which case the deadline is extended to May.

Madison has no seat deposit.

Aside from that, it was all information that you can find on the admitted students' website (ASW dates, Leo/QLaw banquets, etc) and that username/password for the forums, which is generic and you should be able to get from the admissions office.

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby cubs214 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:05 pm

I created a Facebook site for Wisconsin Class of 2011: http://facebook.com/group.php?gid=10616305996

Hope to see you either at ASW in April or in the Fall.

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby cubs214 » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:39 pm

Thoughts on ASW? I will be going in April and would love to hear how it went. Also, did the ASW seal the deal for anyone?

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby paisley » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:51 pm

bump bump bump

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby AVSexton » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:31 pm

What I found interesting from ASW:

The first scholarship offers are being sent out this week.

The prof that does a lot of the work on the clinicals is really, really passionate about what she does, and sold me on the idea of doing a clinical that isn't even necesarily related to what I anticipate doing with law. The school is apparently decent about giving stipends to people who do PI stuff during 1L summer, including clinics that you get credit for, as well as what amounts to short-term clerkship opportunities.

Only 25% of students get jobs offers through OCI; that number was much, much lower than I would have expected, and has me a bit concerned.

The high during both days was only 14 degrees. Wisconsin sucks.

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby paisley » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:59 pm

Only 25% of students get jobs offers through OCI; that number was much, much lower than I would have expected, and has me a bit concerned.

this is not good...

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby ltmcknight » Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:24 pm

http://law.wisc.edu/career/oci_firms.htm

As with most non T14 law schools yet still T1 law schools, being in the top half/top third is necessary for getting an interview opportunity (of course, the Skadden's of the world will require top 10%)...should not really be a surprise to anyone here.

Also, while 25% may be lower than many people expected, we need to take into account the % of students who actively seek biglaw jobs via OCI's. UW Law does produce a lot of lawyers who opt to not go into corp law, and therefore would cause this % to appear low. Just some thoughts.

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby mplsdbc » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:10 am

Any other thoughts from the ASW? Besides the OCI prospects, which are somewhat scary...

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby paisley » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:16 am

good news folks, we're looking for good news here...anyone...

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby paisley » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:25 am

since no one has much to report i will offer the following. this will be of interest to you only if you are a drinker:

having visited a few weekends ago i can vouch for a handful of good bars, none of which were overrun by undergrads and other undesirables, all of which get my seal of approval:

1. great dane pub. had lunch here. fantastic beer brewed on site. tried 4 or 5 different beers and they were all great. for those of us who have graduated from pbr, old style, budweiser and the like, this is a wonderful bar.

2. brocach (sp?) as a person of irish heritage coming from a city with forty-feckin-thousand irish bars, i can tell you that this one is good. no tv, serious whiskey list, solid music = thumbs up.

3. i wanna say it was called genna's. my favorite of the bunch. right on the capital. solid drinks, good mix of people, good music. good bar.
now if only someone would share something about the actual asw.
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Darth Topher
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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby Darth Topher » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:26 am

25% OCI does seem low...Suddenly I want to know how U of Iowa compares?

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby paisley » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:27 am

Darth Topher wrote:25% OCI does seem low...Suddenly I want to know how U of Iowa compares?


as do i.

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby Rhett08 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:36 am

Well I guess if its only 25%, you'll see me hopping on a plane to travel to off-campus fairs in NYC/DC/LA.

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby paisley » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:42 am

Rhett08 wrote:Well I guess if its only 25%, you'll see me hopping on a plane to travel to off-campus fairs in NYC/DC/LA.


this illuminates an important point. that only 25% get jobs thru oci does not mean everyone else is unemployed; it just means that people may have to search for a job and hustle a little...the same way everyone else in the free world does.

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby Darth Topher » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:52 am

that is very true :D

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby cej13 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:52 am

25% seems okay to me. Don't disregard the importance of networking and the broader selection of firms which result from it. I found this article below, a little old, but insightful.

http://www.abanet.org/lsd/stulawyer/sept99/jobs.html

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby Rhett08 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:10 am

Don't get me wrong, I'm submitting my resume to UW OCI's if one of the participating Chicago or Minneapolis firms catches my eye, but I enjoy the fact that Wisconsin gets invited to a number of off-campus interview fairs across the country.

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby mplsdbc » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:51 am

Rhett08 wrote:Don't get me wrong, I'm submitting my resume to UW OCI's if one of the participating Chicago or Minneapolis firms catches my eye, but I enjoy the fact that Wisconsin gets invited to a number of off-campus interview fairs across the country.



Which ones do they get invited to?

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Re: University of Wisconsin '11 Admitted Student Weekend

Postby ltmcknight » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:28 am

mplsdbc wrote:
Rhett08 wrote:Don't get me wrong, I'm submitting my resume to UW OCI's if one of the participating Chicago or Minneapolis firms catches my eye, but I enjoy the fact that Wisconsin gets invited to a number of off-campus interview fairs across the country.



Which ones do they get invited to?


Below are the regional off campus interviews. There are also off campus interviews for minority students, public interest, and specialized recruiting conferences (ie Patent Law). All of them can be found at
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New York/Northeast Off-Campus Recruitment Program: This program offers students an opportunity to interview with a variety of New York and Northeast employers. The participating schools are the University of Wisconsin, the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota, UCLA, and the University of Southern California.

The 2008 program is scheduled for Friday, August 22, 2008, at the Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square, 1568 Broadway, in New York City.

Employers who are registered to interview at this program in 2008, as of March 1, included: Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider; Baker & McKenzie; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Chadbourne & Parke; Cravath Swaine and Moore; Davis Polk Wardwell; Dechert LLP; Fried Frank; Hogan & Hartson; Jones Day; Kaye Scholer; Mintz Levin; Moses & Singer; the New York County District Attorney's Office; O'Melveny & [deleted]; Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland Perretti; Ropes & Gray; Seward & Kissel; Sidley Austin; Skadden Arps; Weil Gotshal & Manges; White & Case; and Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Washington, D.C. Off-Campus Recruitment Program: This program is designed to expand interviewing opportunities for our students who are interested in summer clerkships and permanent positions with government agencies and law firms in the D.C. area.

The 2008 program will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1250 22nd Street NW, Washington, D.C. Five law schools will be participating (University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, UCLA and USC, as well as University of Wisconsin Law School).

The following employers have registered to participate in this program in 2008, as of March 1: Arent Fox; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Covington & Burling; Goodwin Procter; Hogan & Hartson; Mintz Levin; Richards Layton & Finger (Wilmington, Delaware); Ropes & Gray; Sutherland Asbill; the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives; the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office; Potter Anderson & Corroon; Patton Boggs; and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

West Coast Recruitment Program: Through this program, students can submit their resumes for pre-screened interviews with West Coast employers. Four law schools are participating: University of Iowa Law School, University of Minnesota Law School, Washington University Law School, and University of Wisconsin Law School.

The program is scheduled for Friday, August 15, 2008, at the Wilshire Grand, 930 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. As of March 1, participating employers in the 2008 program included Best Best & Krieger; Christie, Parker & Hale; Downey Brand LLP; Fennemore Craig; Ford & Harrison; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; McDonald Carano Wilson; Morgan Lewis & Bockius; O'Melveny & [deleted]; San Diego County Office of the Public Defender; Santoro, Driggs Walch Kearney Holley & Thompson; Sheppard Mullin; Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Skadden Arps; and Snell & Wilmer.




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