Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby udlordly » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:44 pm

i applied 3/12 and heard via mail last friday

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby sapereaude2012 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:48 pm

udlordly wrote:i applied 3/12 and heard via mail last friday


Thanks! Where are you leaning right now? Do you think your phone call had anything to do with the quick turnaround from IU-B?

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby emc217 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:19 am

Well, I've committed - Bloomington, here I come!

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby thisbigolclub » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:45 pm

sapereaude2012 wrote:
udlordly wrote:i applied 3/12 and heard via mail last friday


Thanks! Where are you leaning right now? Do you think your phone call had anything to do with the quick turnaround from IU-B?


Sapereaude, your avatar is great. Thomas Sowell is amazing. Are you a fan?

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby sapereaude2012 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:53 pm

thisbigolclub wrote:
sapereaude2012 wrote:
udlordly wrote:i applied 3/12 and heard via mail last friday


Thanks! Where are you leaning right now? Do you think your phone call had anything to do with the quick turnaround from IU-B?


Sapereaude, your avatar is great. Thomas Sowell is amazing. Are you a fan?


I definitely am. I try to read all of his columns, but I have fallen behind since Spring Break. I also have copies of his The Quest for Cosmic Justice and Applied Economics .

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby latelatelate » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:16 pm

Do we have a facebook group yet? :D

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby WSULeifJ » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:30 pm

latelatelate wrote:Do we have a facebook group yet? :D


http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5 ... 456&ref=ts

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby WSULeifJ » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:49 am

So...we're a top 25 school now. That's a pretty cool and unexpected piece of news.

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby angiej » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:37 am

WSULeifJ wrote:So...we're a top 25 school now. That's a pretty cool and unexpected piece of news.


According to whose rankings?

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby coolkatz321 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:38 am

angiej wrote:
WSULeifJ wrote:So...we're a top 25 school now. That's a pretty cool and unexpected piece of news.


According to whose rankings?


Where the hell have you been? The 2010 USNWR: Indiana is 23.

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby angiej » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:47 am

coolkatz321 wrote:
angiej wrote:
WSULeifJ wrote:So...we're a top 25 school now. That's a pretty cool and unexpected piece of news.


According to whose rankings?


Where the hell have you been? The 2010 USNWR: Indiana is 23.

:shock: The 2010 USNWR are out already? Sorry, I feel like a caveman now!

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby coolkatz321 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:48 am

angiej wrote:
coolkatz321 wrote:
angiej wrote:
WSULeifJ wrote:So...we're a top 25 school now. That's a pretty cool and unexpected piece of news.


According to whose rankings?


Where the hell have you been? The 2010 USNWR: Indiana is 23.

:shock: The 2010 USNWR are out already? Sorry, I feel like a caveman now!


:lol:
Knock yourself out: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=69263

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby angiej » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:51 am

coolkatz321 wrote:Where the hell have you been? The 2010 USNWR: Indiana is 23.

angiej wrote: :shock: The 2010 USNWR are out already? Sorry, I feel like a caveman now!


coolkatz321 wrote::lol:
Knock yourself out: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=69263


Holy crap! ND and IU are tied for 23rd!!! This is awesome . . . except I'm not applying for 2 years . . . do you think this will now mean IU will be even harder to get into?

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby bgc » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:54 am

Congratulations, hoosiers! I was very happy to see IU climb in the rankings. It is a great place.

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby superflush » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:28 pm

angiej wrote:Holy crap! ND and IU are tied for 23rd!!! This is awesome . . . except I'm not applying for 2 years . . . do you think this will now mean IU will be even harder to get into?


Not quite sure. I held off putting my apps in late this year. (I'm retaking in June and applying early next cycle). But, IU was definitely a school I was looking seriously at, and I considered myself having very high chances of getting in. So, we'll see what happens. Although, I think its worth noting that schools that are ranked a bit lower but it more prominent locations (like GW or Fordham) are still going to be harder to get into than the Midwest state schools above them. Thats just the way it is. So, I wouldn't put too much concern into it, but it might be slightly tougher to get into next cycle.

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby bizjunkie4 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:55 pm

superflush wrote:
angiej wrote:Holy crap! ND and IU are tied for 23rd!!! This is awesome . . . except I'm not applying for 2 years . . . do you think this will now mean IU will be even harder to get into?


Not quite sure. I held off putting my apps in late this year. (I'm retaking in June and applying early next cycle). But, IU was definitely a school I was looking seriously at, and I considered myself having very high chances of getting in. So, we'll see what happens. Although, I think its worth noting that schools that are ranked a bit lower but it more prominent locations (like GW or Fordham) are still going to be harder to get into than the Midwest state schools above them. Thats just the way it is. So, I wouldn't put too much concern into it, but it might be slightly tougher to get into next cycle.



This may offer some indication for the level of competition in future cycles (cut and paste from my acceptance email)

"I am pleased to inform you that you have been admitted to the Class of 2012 of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law — Bloomington. You should be very proud of your selection in this, the most competitive admissions year in the School’s history."

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby superflush » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:12 pm

bizjunkie4 wrote:"You should be very proud of your selection in this, the most competitive admissions year in the School’s history."


Ah, so its like a landmark cycle. But, they could keep saying that every year if it keeps getting more competitive.

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby canadaar » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:17 pm

I spoke with a current student at an ASD a while back. She said that the Dean was giving a speech about the the large donations they have recently received and something to the effect of, "now we'll finally be able to recruit the type of students we've always wanted." I took that to mean admissions will become more competitive as they're more able to "buy" their classes. So, unfortunately I could see it being harder in 2 years.

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby udlordly » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:19 pm

canadaar wrote: "now we'll finally be able to recruit the type of students we've always wanted." .


That's a great thing to tell your current students..."we didn't really want you, but now that we have money, we can get people better than you."

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby Aqualibrium » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:26 pm

udlordly wrote:
canadaar wrote: "now we'll finally be able to recruit the type of students we've always wanted." .


That's a great thing to tell your current students..."we didn't really want you, but now that we have money, we can get people better than you."



I don't think that is what he meant. A school like IU gets better by being able to throw big money at those in state or mid west kids who applied just as a saftey. That kid with the 170 might be willing to take a full scholarship and some familiarity over pennies at G-tow, duke, nd, etc...The more of those small battles they can win the better the overall quality of their classes. I don't think wanting to improve overall quality is the same as discounting the ability of current and former students.

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby danquayle » Fri May 01, 2009 5:12 am

I'm a currently 3L at IU, and the calibre of student has increased every year I've attended here. I have my qualms with the current administration, but I took no offense to that statement. I know some who did, but honestly - we know the score when it comes to law schools: numbers are everything. Increasing the perceivable quality of the student body increases the value of my degree by increasing the school's reputation. This in turn has the residual benefit of attracting better professors who want a strong reputation and student body. This again increases our reputation. Its a massive positive feedback loop. Do rankings matter in and of themselves? No. But the positive feedback they instigate does.

I know most of my criticisms were silenced once I knew I'd be graduating from a top 25 law school. There are many in my class with a similar opinion.

So no, I don't think it'd be far of us to take offense to it. Particularly since many of us would have taken #23 over #36 when we initially were choosing law schools.

And to get back to your question about it becoming increasingly difficult to get into IU... I'd say yes. I know I'd probably be a borderline candidate now (163/3.0) and I received a scholarship way back in 2006.

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby cheezbrgr » Sun May 03, 2009 10:11 am

See you all in the fall!

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby sapereaude2012 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:47 pm

I just withdrew from Indiana and will be attending GW in the fall. Hopefully my little scholarship goes to a TLSer! Best of luck to you all.

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby Bankhead » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:18 am

Just committed to IU! Any other IU people still around?

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Re: Maurer School of Law-Indiana University Bloomington 2012

Postby WSULeifJ » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:39 pm

Welcome aboard nits. I'm in Bloomington for summer start (starting Monday) and just got moved in.




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