Iowa 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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crystalhawkeye
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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:44 pm

rainmaker614 wrote:They probably only send it to Iowa residents. Crystal, you should have received similar mailings from MSU (to meet at various Cottage Inns lol) which were only sent to in-state admits.

Ah, yes, indeed I did. Ironically in Ann Arbor, home of UofM.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:39 pm

Well just checked ISIS and finally received my financial aid reward (I pretty much knew exactly what it was gonna be before though). My file was reviewed on March 27th so it ended up taking less than the 3 weeks that ISIS states it will take the financial aid office to complete a final review. Was a little worried I wouldn't receive the full subsidized loan amount but glad to see that I did. No Perkins though.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:10 pm

They finally sent the housing information.


Edit: Discuss

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:34 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:They finally sent the housing information.


Edit: Discuss


Rooming with another random law school student from a list=last resort.


Please oh please god, let me find decent housing!

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:51 pm

Whitty wrote:Rooming with another random law school student from a list=last resort.


Please oh please god, let me find decent housing!

Ditto. I'll more quickly take a place that is "just ok" than live with person X.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:13 am

crystalhawkeye wrote:
Whitty wrote:Rooming with another random law school student from a list=last resort.


Please oh please god, let me find decent housing!

Ditto. I'll more quickly take a place that is "just ok" than live with person X.


+1. If I had to, I would work at taco bell in between classes to make sure I didn't have to live with some random person.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:16 am

rainmaker614 wrote:
+1. If I had to, I would work at taco bell in between classes to make sure I didn't have to live with some random person.



Haha that's a little extreme for me, but I will live in a studio/efficiency like a sardine to avoid shacking up with a random person.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:22 am

Whitty wrote:
rainmaker614 wrote:
+1. If I had to, I would work at taco bell in between classes to make sure I didn't have to live with some random person.



Haha that's a little extreme for me, but I will live in a studio/efficiency like a sardine to avoid shacking up with a random person.


lol there's plenty of nice one bedrooms out there in IC for cheap, so you'll be fine... no worries. ;)

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:26 am

rainmaker614 wrote:
lol there's plenty of nice one bedrooms out there in IC for cheap, so you'll be fine... no worries. ;)


Oh good, I'm going to look for housing this month and I'd rather not have to sign a lease for an apartment so squished that my bed is next to the fridge.

Yet now that I think about it, that could have its advantages. :lol:

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:05 pm

Whitty wrote:
rainmaker614 wrote:
lol there's plenty of nice one bedrooms out there in IC for cheap, so you'll be fine... no worries. ;)


Oh good, I'm going to look for housing this month and I'd rather not have to sign a lease for an apartment so squished that my bed is next to the fridge.

Yet now that I think about it, that could have its advantages. :lol:

...makes getting the beer easier. Seriously though, there are some nice/big studios out there. If you find a cheap and big studio, it's almost better than a 1 bedroom.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:28 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:...makes getting the beer easier. Seriously though, there are some nice/big studios out there. If you find a cheap and big studio, it's almost better than a 1 bedroom.


I don't know about that. I really enjoy walls every now and then. :?

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:05 pm

Whitty wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:...makes getting the beer easier. Seriously though, there are some nice/big studios out there. If you find a cheap and big studio, it's almost better than a 1 bedroom.


I don't know about that. I really enjoy walls every now and then. :?

I agree about the walls.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:18 pm

Trying to get appointments for housing has been a nightmare.

Oy vey, the woes of craigslist.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:26 pm

Whitty wrote:Trying to get appointments for housing has been a nightmare.

Oy vey, the woes of craigslist.

There are other "appointments" on craigslist that are apparently much easier to get. :mrgreen: :arrow: :twisted:

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:27 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:
Whitty wrote:Trying to get appointments for housing has been a nightmare.

Oy vey, the woes of craigslist.

There are other "appointments" on craigslist that are apparently much easier to get. :mrgreen: :arrow: :twisted:


Ewwww mikey! :shock:

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:30 pm

Whitty wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
Whitty wrote:Trying to get appointments for housing has been a nightmare.

Oy vey, the woes of craigslist.

There are other "appointments" on craigslist that are apparently much easier to get. :mrgreen: :arrow: :twisted:


Ewwww mikey! :shock:

Oh c'mon, everyone knows Whitteh has bear mace.

You're right though, ewwww - very ewwww. :wink:

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby tigerl » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:17 pm

hey guys. it's been a great ride along this thread. but it seems like i'm passing on iowa anyway as i knuckle under the power of 25k offered by tulane. just sent my deposit today. unless some miraculous enlightening moment downed on me, new orleans would be the place i guess.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:07 am

tigerl wrote:hey guys. it's been a great ride along this thread. but it seems like i'm passing on iowa anyway as i knuckle under the power of 25k offered by tulane. just sent my deposit today. unless some miraculous enlightening moment downed on me, new orleans would be the place i guess.

I will miss your flamboyant tank tops.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby CLM » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:09 am

rainmaker614 wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:
Whitty wrote:Rooming with another random law school student from a list=last resort.


Please oh please god, let me find decent housing!

Ditto. I'll more quickly take a place that is "just ok" than live with person X.


+1. If I had to, I would work at taco bell in between classes to make sure I didn't have to live with some random person.



First year Iowa student here. Just wanted to tell you guys that for the most part there are some pretty intelligent, motivated, and most of all rational students at the Univ. of Iowa Law, so you stand a good chance at being paired with a pretty decent and sane human being. I chose to live by myself thinking the same thing: it's better to live alone than live with a strange fellow law student, and now I wish I would have not made this mistake. First, you will go nuts in law school living by yourself with all the time in the world to stare at your books and your four walls peering back at you. Second, living with another law student puts you in a distinct advantage most of the time, you will have a built-in connection/friendship with another 1st year. I know a few students who made this decision to get paired with a law student they did not initially know, and come finals time they had immediate access to someone else to help them resolve matters they did not understand concerning the material.

Third, it's my personal theory that whenever you see someone else studying, it puts the thought into your head that "I am wasting my time right now, I should be studying also."

All said, there's a lot of benefits to living with a fellow law student, even one you don't know very well, and the students at Iowa are top notch.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby IpunchedCharlieRose » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:41 am

I've lived with a fair share of random roommates over the years. It's not that bad.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:35 pm

IpunchedCharlieRose wrote:I've lived with a fair share of random roommates over the years. It's not that bad.


Let me take a guess..you lived with random guys?? It makes all the difference, trust me.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:03 pm

Whitty wrote:
IpunchedCharlieRose wrote:I've lived with a fair share of random roommates over the years. It's not that bad.


Let me take a guess..you lived with random guys?? It makes all the difference, trust me.

I'm sure they can find a random guy for you too, Whitty. :mrgreen:

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:56 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:I'm sure they can find a random guy for you too, Whitty. :mrgreen:


I'm sure that would work out well. :lol:

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:02 pm

Whitty wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:I'm sure they can find a random guy for you too, Whitty. :mrgreen:


I'm sure that would work out well. :lol:

I don't know about well but it would be inteesting.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:10 pm

Back from Iowa. Found me an apartment :mrgreen:

Now I just need the approval...




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