Marquette University Class of 2012

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chitown825
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Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby chitown825 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:46 pm

Anybody going to Milwaukee next year? I think I'm going to take my scholarship.

Some thoughts:
- Great school (great undergraduate institution as well, which really helps the reputation)
- Brand new, incredible law building for 2L and 3L years (the current one isn't bad either)
- Job prospects good*
- Bar privilege
- Great basketball
- Great city, low cost of living (I don't plan to live near campus)
- Catholic

*Milwaukee has the home office of FIVE firms from the NLJ 250. Not a huge number, until you consider that there are only two law schools in Wisconsin. While UW-Madison is first pick, Marquette is actually IN downtown Milwaukee and places pretty well if you can graduate near the top of the class. It's downtown Milwaukee location also provides the opportunity to work part-time during the school year. If law firms aren't your thing, Milwaukee is a large city with many big companies to work for as an in-house attorney (Miller, Harley Davidson, Kohl's to name a few...). If you are looking for government work, Madison is only an hour away.

I grew up in Chicago and have always enjoyed visiting Milwaukee. Everyone in Chicago knows Marquette is a great school, and I've had a really good experience with everyone who works in the admissions office and teaches. The faculty all have JD's from HYS just like at any top school. I think Marquette is underrated, and it has a lot of potential if you do well in class.

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby TolentinoCifar » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:36 pm

Hello,

I am a white male, 164, 3.33

Recently accepted at Marquette.

Any opinions on what my expectations should be regarding money?

Thanks

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zonkadonk
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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby zonkadonk » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:45 pm

hey guys,

i'm actually at MU right now and would love to answer questions about the city/school/housing/whatever. I actually came to MU as an undergrad sight unseen to follow my SO, so I didn't have a great idea of what the school was about, but I have had an incredible experience here. they've been the best four years of my life and i'm going to miss this place like crazy. the only problem now is our garbage six seed in the tourney. how in the hell does illinois get a five seed and we get a six? ridiculous.

chitown825
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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby chitown825 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:44 pm

Visited the school again today. Love the city. Love the school. Very, very seriously considering.

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zonkadonk
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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby zonkadonk » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:48 pm

can't hurt how nice it was today. milwaukee is basically like throughout the year :)

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby vealoscar » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:51 pm

I'm an UG at MU too. I love Milwaukee and would love to answer any questions. I'm moving to Chicago next year.

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby dresden doll » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:23 pm

I was in Milwaukee for UG too. Loved the city. I've missed it like crazy since I left. I never could say what it was about it that I loved but I just did.

That said, I definitely don't miss the weather.

chitown825
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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby chitown825 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:20 am

Meh, I'm from north side Chicago, the weather isn't really going to be any different.

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby chitown825 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:23 am

TolentinoCifar wrote:Hello,

I am a white male, 164, 3.33

Recently accepted at Marquette.

Any opinions on what my expectations should be regarding money?

Thanks


160/3.4 - they gave me $8,000/year (stingy considering SLU gave me $17,000). I've been trying to get them to increase but sounds like they are out of money. I wouldn't expect much this late in the game, even though your numbers are great.

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby zonkadonk » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:26 am

vealoscar, lovin the tar. although he has been AHEM flaky on defense lately. i think he's been psyching himself out now since dom went down. my own personal tournament prediction: lazar hayward leads the golden eagles to the elite eight.

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby vealoscar » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:02 am

zonkadonk wrote:vealoscar, lovin the tar. although he has been AHEM flaky on defense lately. i think he's been psyching himself out now since dom went down. my own personal tournament prediction: lazar hayward leads the golden eagles to the elite eight.


I dunno; Lazar was playing some equally uninspired ball in that Villanova game. Jerel's clearly the leader-by-example on this team and some good ball from him will go farther than anything. Since we lost DJ, I can't say we lost much in production because of how Jimmy Butler and MoAck have stepped up (lost a little defense). It can really all be blamed on the psychological fart that Jerel has laid down and which has been really difficult for me to watch. Like a lot of people, 22's been my man since day one and the things I admire him for are his psychological toughness, hard work, and self-reflection. I think Marquette's only hope is that Jerel emerges from this crucible-of-sorts--between the 'nova game and the tournament--after thinking long and hard about his legacy at Marquette, ready and prepared to loosen up and put on a show.

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby vealoscar » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:04 am

dresden doll wrote:I was in Milwaukee for UG too. Loved the city. I've missed it like crazy since I left. I never could say what it was about it that I loved but I just did.

That said, I definitely don't miss the weather.


The weather is awful, but that should always be qualified by the fact that Milwaukee is beautiful and really fun in the summer. The breeze from lake goes wonderfully with the incredible amounts of beer that are consumed.

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby belladona » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:36 am

Anyone going to the admitted students thing on April 4th?


Where is everyone staying? I am out of state and have no clue about the area. :)

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby goblue84 » Fri May 01, 2009 2:44 pm

Has anyone heard where to live in Milwaukee? I heard around Marquette is pretty rough but the east-side is cool.

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby blackacre » Sat May 02, 2009 3:38 am

bump

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vealoscar
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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby vealoscar » Sat May 02, 2009 4:34 am

Feel free to shoot questions my way. Almost all MU students live around campus. It's very easy to get to the east side, but most find that MU and downtown provide the best bars. East Side is very much a "hipster" crowd. It's a cool area, but I would just never live there.

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby chitown825 » Sat May 02, 2009 12:27 pm

Probably sad to hear since I'm the thread starter, but I'm not going to MU any longer.

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby Teapot » Sat May 02, 2009 12:35 pm

chitown825 wrote:Probably sad to hear since I'm the thread starter, but I'm not going to MU any longer.

where did you choose?

yeahlawschool
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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby yeahlawschool » Sat May 02, 2009 12:48 pm

Could those that aren't going to be attending please withdraw, I really would like to go andim currently waitlisted. Thanks and best of luck to everyone!!

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Re: Marquette University Class of 2012

Postby QW3R7Y » Wed May 06, 2009 11:56 pm

I'll be attending Marquette as of right now. Finally made up my mind between here and another school offering a lot more money but of fairly lower rank. Only way I see my attendance status changing is if I get into one of my two remaining schools... and as late as it is, that's doubtful. Congrats to anyone else who has received an acceptance thus far and good luck to all wait-list candidates!




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