Iowa 2012

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rainmaker614
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:35 pm

scott82 wrote:Congrats! I'm hoping to hear soon; been 3 weeks since I got accepted.

What was your LSAT, if you don't mind sharing?


PM if you'd like to know. I don't think it would do any good though as I'm URM and my app file is based primarily on my softs.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby IpunchedCharlieRose » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:25 pm

Congrats, Rainmaker. That's awesome.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:29 pm

rainmaker614 wrote:So I just got my scholarship offer via snail mail for Iowa. FULL Tuition Law Opportunity Fellowship for the entire 3 years plus a Research Assistant job for 2L and 3L. This is probably the happiest moment of my life lol. Wow, to think I was just about to stop considering Iowa because how high the price would be considering my other options. This changes everything!

What sort of grades do you need to maintain to keep the scholarship?

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:38 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:
rainmaker614 wrote:So I just got my scholarship offer via snail mail for Iowa. FULL Tuition Law Opportunity Fellowship for the entire 3 years plus a Research Assistant job for 2L and 3L. This is probably the happiest moment of my life lol. Wow, to think I was just about to stop considering Iowa because how high the price would be considering my other options. This changes everything!

What sort of grades do you need to maintain to keep the scholarship?


The fellowship doesn't have any stipulations. Since it isn't only based on merit, but also socioeconomic background, work experience, and contribution to diversity, it shouldn't have any stipulations. Plus, its technically a fellowship, not a scholarship, which again would mean no grade requirements from what I gathered. The full ride merit-only based scholarships might be different but I think Iowa generally doesn't follow the whole 3.25 GPA or bust attitude that other schools have in regards to scholarships.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby DCDeckard » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:20 pm

I am sending in my Iowa application today and I have two questions for you lucky acceptances:

1. I noticed that the PS instructions for the Iowa app. have specific questions to be addressed in the PS (e.g. why do you want to study law, what is your most significant accomplishment, etc.). Did you tailor your PS to address these questions or did you basically submit the PS you submitted to other schools?

2. The app. asks for class rank. I don't believe my university (I went to a UC for undergrad) ranks students. Should I write "not known" in the question space?

Thanks!

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby pomona » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:34 pm

DCDeckard wrote:I am sending in my Iowa application today and I have two questions for you lucky acceptances:

1. I noticed that the PS instructions for the Iowa app. have specific questions to be addressed in the PS (e.g. why do you want to study law, what is your most significant accomplishment, etc.). Did you tailor your PS to address these questions or did you basically submit the PS you submitted to other schools?

2. The app. asks for class rank. I don't believe my university (I went to a UC for undergrad) ranks students. Should I write "not known" in the question space?

Thanks!

1. I addressed everything they asked for on the PS instructions. My PS for Iowa was probably the most customized of the schools I applied to.
2. My UG does not rank as well. I had my UG send a letter to confirm it doesn't rank, although I don’t think it was necessary as I was accepted right around the time my UG told me they sent the letter. I think that information is generally included on university transcripts.

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crystalhawkeye
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:55 pm

1. I addressed a few things with my PS, but not all of them. I think they're more suggestions that guidelines or necessities. I did add a "Why Iowa?" section, and I highly suggest you add that one at least.

2. My UG doesn't rank. I just put N/A. Easy enough.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby scott82 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:04 pm

1. I didn't tailor my PS to the "Why Iowa?" question, but I'm also a resident and did my UG at Iowa, so I wouldn't recommend it for everyone; I just hoped it would be self-explanatory.

2. I don't remember putting my class rank on it. They probably had access to it anyway, being my alma mater.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby pomona » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:06 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:1. I addressed a few things with my PS, but not all of them. I think they're more suggestions that guidelines or necessities. I did add a "Why Iowa?" section, and I highly suggest you add that one at least.

2. My UG doesn't rank. I just put N/A. Easy enough.

I disagree; I just went back to look at my app and I think the instructions are pretty clear: "Write a personal statement (limited to two or three pages) that addresses the following questions."

However, upon re-review of my app just now I realized I made a mistake, which goes to show you can still get in despite a mistake on your app. :D

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:46 pm

1. I just sent in the same generic PS I used for other schools, no alterations. Iowa ended up being the last app I sent and was very last minute because they sent a fee waiver. Who would've thought I'd end up going to a school I didn't even originally apply to haha!

2. I just put N/A for rank

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Lawguru » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:49 pm

Write about what makes you want to go to Iowa, or what drives you to go to law school. You'll be fine.

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DCDeckard
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby DCDeckard » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:25 pm

Thanks guys, I just submitted my application. Hopefully in a few weeks I can join this thread as a prospective Iowa student.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Lawguru » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:21 pm

Hey Have you guys submitted your IVF yet?? Am I way behind or way ahead?

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby hoosier1508 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:23 pm

Lawguru wrote:Hey Have you guys submitted your IVF yet?? Am I way behind or way ahead?



My FAFSA just finally showed as being received today.

So, no I haven't sent mine in yet.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:32 pm

Lawguru wrote:Hey Have you guys submitted your IVF yet?? Am I way behind or way ahead?

Still waiting on my FAFSA as well.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Lawguru » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:19 pm

My Fafsa is in. They told me I was WAY agead of the game, so I'm just going to send the IVF, and watch my full ride need based scholly roll in :twisted:

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby hoosier1508 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:27 pm

Lawguru wrote:My Fafsa is in. They told me I was WAY agead of the game, so I'm just going to send the IVF, and watch my full ride need based scholly roll in :twisted:


Good luck with that. They mention them on the website, but I'm curious as to whether they actually exist.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:06 am

hoosier1508 wrote:
Lawguru wrote:My Fafsa is in. They told me I was WAY agead of the game, so I'm just going to send the IVF, and watch my full ride need based scholly roll in :twisted:


Good luck with that. They mention them on the website, but I'm curious as to whether they actually exist.

Ditto. Or if they do, in what capacity. I might be banking on this for any aid, so I'm hoping something is out there.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby pomona » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:09 am

Booked my flight to ASW last night!

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Re: Iowa 2012

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:26 pm

Video tour of the Law building: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm3WVZneeuU

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby New Madrid » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:48 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:Video tour of the Law building: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm3WVZneeuU


I am officially seasick after watching this.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:51 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:Video tour of the Law building: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm3WVZneeuU


"I'm going to put this on the internet so my people can see the building"
"OH COOL WHERE ARE YOUR PEOPLE FROM (obviously expecting some remote ethnic group by the guys accent)"
"San Francisco...."

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:57 pm

Also of equal importance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xXc9AV_ ... re=related

And here I thought moving to Iowa would help keep me studying all the time...

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:07 pm

rainmaker614 wrote:Also of equal importance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xXc9AV_ ... re=related

And here I thought moving to Iowa would help keep me studying all the time...

Haha, I had a feeling someone else would notice that. I'm proud of you, rainmaker. Not that she's all that great-looking...




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