WUSTL Class of 2013

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby fl0w » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:02 am

AgentSCo wrote:On another note, I'll continue working full-time until I move to St. Louis in August. Are a lot of people quitting their jobs early so they have some time to take trips, etc., before law school? I'm kind of regretting not planning to do something before the fall semester begins.


I'm going to work through most of the summer, but I am going to stop early. I'll be using vacation time while i'm still employed to go on trips. Then when I quit early, I'm going to focus on some personal hobbies and self-improvement that I don't have enough time for while working (dance and learning chinese specifically).

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:32 am

fl0w wrote:
AgentSCo wrote:On another note, I'll continue working full-time until I move to St. Louis in August. Are a lot of people quitting their jobs early so they have some time to take trips, etc., before law school? I'm kind of regretting not planning to do something before the fall semester begins.


I'm going to work through most of the summer, but I am going to stop early. I'll be using vacation time while i'm still employed to go on trips. Then when I quit early, I'm going to focus on some personal hobbies and self-improvement that I don't have enough time for while working (dance and learning chinese specifically).


I'll be working until like a week before orientation, then moving down there so I can get acclimated. but taking time off to go look at apartments and take long-weekend trips, etc.

but... I think I'm going to GW. 98%, because I fear commitment. I'm thinking I'll withdraw from WashU today. very hard, because it's beautiful and was generous and all of that jazz. I emailed Cardozo to make sure I got my travel stipend and they were very rude because I didn't submit my deposit... I guess they do that after they don't need to woo..woe... you anymore. Good to know.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby Sauer Grapes » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:37 am

I'll be working until mid to late July. I'll have about a month of vacation time saved up, so that will result in a lump sum payment, which will be nice. My lease is up July 30, so I'll move the last couple days of July to wherever I end up.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby najumobi » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:52 am

sibley wrote:
fl0w wrote:
AgentSCo wrote:On another note, I'll continue working full-time until I move to St. Louis in August. Are a lot of people quitting their jobs early so they have some time to take trips, etc., before law school? I'm kind of regretting not planning to do something before the fall semester begins.


I'm going to work through most of the summer, but I am going to stop early. I'll be using vacation time while i'm still employed to go on trips. Then when I quit early, I'm going to focus on some personal hobbies and self-improvement that I don't have enough time for while working (dance and learning chinese specifically).


I'll be working until like a week before orientation, then moving down there so I can get acclimated. but taking time off to go look at apartments and take long-weekend trips, etc.

but... I think I'm going to GW. 98%, because I fear commitment. I'm thinking I'll withdraw from WashU today. very hard, because it's beautiful and was generous and all of that jazz. I emailed Cardozo to make sure I got my travel stipend and they were very rude because I didn't submit my deposit... I guess they do that after they don't need to woo..woe... you anymore. Good to know.
lol...in what way were they rude?...just curious...

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby najumobi » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:54 am

Sauer Grapes wrote:I'll be working until mid to late July. I'll have about a month of vacation time saved up, so that will result in a lump sum payment, which will be nice. My lease is up July 30, so I'll move the last couple days of July to wherever I end up.
will you be going to one of the housing days?

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby Sauer Grapes » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:04 am

najumobi wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:I'll be working until mid to late July. I'll have about a month of vacation time saved up, so that will result in a lump sum payment, which will be nice. My lease is up July 30, so I'll move the last couple days of July to wherever I end up.
will you be going to one of the housing days?

Probably not, but I'd like to. Since I'm pretty familiar with STL, I'm not sure if the benefit would be worth the plane ticket cost. I think my wife and I will either live in Clayton, Dogtown or a bit farther out (but not too far). I'd love to live within walking distance, but realize it probably won't happen. Biking distance is my next chioce, but I'm OK with a short drive.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby najumobi » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:13 am

Sauer Grapes wrote:
najumobi wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:I'll be working until mid to late July. I'll have about a month of vacation time saved up, so that will result in a lump sum payment, which will be nice. My lease is up July 30, so I'll move the last couple days of July to wherever I end up.
will you be going to one of the housing days?

Probably not, but I'd like to. Since I'm pretty familiar with STL, I'm not sure if the benefit would be worth the plane ticket cost. I think my wife and I will either live in Clayton, Dogtown or a bit farther out (but not too far). I'd love to live within walking distance, but realize it probably won't happen. Biking distance is my next chioce, but I'm OK with a short drive.
is rent significantly cheaper in areas are far from wustl as dogtown?

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby Sauer Grapes » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:18 am

najumobi wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:
najumobi wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:I'll be working until mid to late July. I'll have about a month of vacation time saved up, so that will result in a lump sum payment, which will be nice. My lease is up July 30, so I'll move the last couple days of July to wherever I end up.
will you be going to one of the housing days?

Probably not, but I'd like to. Since I'm pretty familiar with STL, I'm not sure if the benefit would be worth the plane ticket cost. I think my wife and I will either live in Clayton, Dogtown or a bit farther out (but not too far). I'd love to live within walking distance, but realize it probably won't happen. Biking distance is my next chioce, but I'm OK with a short drive.
is rent significantly cheaper in areas are far from wustl as dogtown?

Maybe not THAT familiar with STL. :mrgreen:

Judging from craigslist, it wouldn't be significant in my mind, but you'd be looking at a two-Bd house for possibly the same price as a 2Bd condo closer to school. There really isn't too much room for rents to go lower when they are already cheap, but they are a bit lower. I think you can get to where you might call it significantly cheaper by doing a little leg work an being willing to drive 20 minutes, but it's probably not worth the savings.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby najumobi » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:24 am

Sauer Grapes wrote:
najumobi wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:
najumobi wrote:will you be going to one of the housing days?

Probably not, but I'd like to. Since I'm pretty familiar with STL, I'm not sure if the benefit would be worth the plane ticket cost. I think my wife and I will either live in Clayton, Dogtown or a bit farther out (but not too far). I'd love to live within walking distance, but realize it probably won't happen. Biking distance is my next chioce, but I'm OK with a short drive.
is rent significantly cheaper in areas are far from wustl as dogtown?

Maybe not THAT familiar with STL. :mrgreen:

Judging from craigslist, it wouldn't be significant in my mind, but you'd be looking at a two-Bd house for possibly the same price as a 2Bd condo closer to school. There really isn't too much room for rents to go lower when they are already cheap, but they are a bit lower. I think you can get to where you might call it significantly cheaper by doing a little leg work an being willing to drive 20 minutes, but it's probably not worth the savings.

yeah rent in the area overall seems pretty low.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby dayang84 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:25 am

Regarding housing, anybody know of a good way to find a roommate? I won't be able to make it to any of the housing days, and don't anticipate making it to STL until a few days before 1L orientation. I'm looking to find a place within walking distance; ideally fully furnished. :|

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby JCougar » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:26 am

If I get in, I'm living in the loop and getting rid of my car. I might look into i-go in case I need to do grocery shopping or something, but I'm going to try and live as cheap as I can. It's close enough to the train stop where I can travel downtown or to the CWE for going out, and I can walk to school. Otherwise, the loop seems to have everything I would need within walking distance.

I have enough savings where I won't have to do COL loans if I can cut expenses enough.

Also, I'm quitting my job at the end of June, moving out of my place, getting a monthly car rental, and taking a month-long road trip from FL to DC to Cali to Austin and back. I can't wait. My job sucks.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby stratocophic » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:04 pm

dayang84 wrote:Regarding housing, anybody know of a good way to find a roommate? I won't be able to make it to any of the housing days, and don't anticipate making it to STL until a few days before 1L orientation. I'm looking to find a place within walking distance; ideally fully furnished. :|
There's a roommate search form on the admitted students bulletin board, but I think it still says coming soon. Maybe they're waiting for the first housing day or after finals to post it?

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby llfurby » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:13 pm

On the Facebook page, someone has started a roommate finder survey.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby jman77 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:04 pm

Guys, on a different tangent... Do any of you think that doing the TLP will result in disadvantages RE: obtaining employment post-graduation?

I know that graduating from the program will create a host of different opportunities; but in terms of getting summer jobs, jobs after graduation, etc., the fact that you are on another continent while your classmates are busy networking would have to create some hurdles, right?

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby dayang84 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:15 pm

jman77 wrote:Guys, on a different tangent... Do any of you think that doing the TLP will result in disadvantages RE: obtaining employment post-graduation?

I know that graduating from the program will create a host of different opportunities; but in terms of getting summer jobs, jobs after graduation, etc., the fact that you are on another continent while your classmates are busy networking would have to create some hurdles, right?


Good question. I had the same thoughts about doing a semester abroad, but the TLP involve even more time out of the states. Then again the TLP should open a lot more doors... I'd be interested in hearing from some current students on this.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:17 pm

I found my roommate via the Facebook group. Just posted something on the discussion board and a guy messaged me and we've gotten the ball rolling.

Someone in the FB group also just posted a roommate survey, since the one on WUSTL isn't up yet. I'd recommend giving that a try as well.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby fl0w » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:30 pm

so i'm in at wustl with 114k.
Am I dumb for sitting on the following waitlists and hoping something good will happen?

ND
Columbia
Chicago
USC
UCLA
Cornell

I spoke with a random guy on the plane one the way back home from work last week (he's a pathologist, about 55 yrs old) and in conversation law school came up. I told him my situation and he said take the money and run.

Maybe the opinion ITT will be slanted, but just curious of everyone's thoughts.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:32 pm

fl0w wrote:so i'm in at wustl with 114k.
Am I dumb for sitting on the following waitlists and hoping something good will happen?

ND
Columbia
Chicago
USC
UCLA
Cornell

I spoke with a random guy on the plane one the way back home from work last week (he's a pathologist, about 55 yrs old) and in conversation law school came up. I told him my situation and he said take the money and run.

Maybe the opinion ITT will be slanted, but just curious of everyone's thoughts.


I'll break them down one by one:

Where do you want to practice? That's an important consideration when looking at USC/UCLA. If not the west coast, then there is no reason to stay on their waitlists.

I would take Chicago and Columbia at sticker over WUSTL.

I personally picked WUSTL with 75k over Cornell at sticker. I don't see any reason to take Cornell at sticker over WUSTL with 114k, unless you REALLY want NYC.

Unless ND matches with scholly money, no reason to go there either.

Bottom line: WUSTL sounds like it is your best bet, unless CC comes through or you get a significantly scholly from one of the other places.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby jks289 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:34 pm

fl0w wrote:so i'm in at wustl with 114k.
Am I dumb for sitting on the following waitlists and hoping something good will happen?

[strike]ND[/strike]
Columbia
Chicago
[strike]USC[/strike]
UCLA
Cornell

I spoke with a random guy on the plane one the way back home from work last week (he's a pathologist, about 55 yrs old) and in conversation law school came up. I told him my situation and he said take the money and run.

Maybe the opinion ITT will be slanted, but just curious of everyone's thoughts.


I fixed the list for you. But no, you aren't crazy for waiting to see if you're in somewhere else. It isn't like you've turned down the money already. Just seeing your options.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby meddlingkid » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:37 pm

If I were in your position I would stay on the list for Columbia and Chicago and withdraw from the rest.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby stratocophic » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:37 pm

romothesavior wrote:
fl0w wrote:so i'm in at wustl with 114k.
Am I dumb for sitting on the following waitlists and hoping something good will happen?

ND
Columbia
Chicago
USC
UCLA
Cornell

I spoke with a random guy on the plane one the way back home from work last week (he's a pathologist, about 55 yrs old) and in conversation law school came up. I told him my situation and he said take the money and run.

Maybe the opinion ITT will be slanted, but just curious of everyone's thoughts.


I'll break them down one by one:

Where do you want to practice? That's an important consideration when looking at USC/UCLA. If not the west coast, then there is no reason to stay on their waitlists.

I would take Chicago and Columbia at sticker over WUSTL.

I personally picked WUSTL with 75k over Cornell at sticker. I don't see any reason to take Cornell at sticker over WUSTL with 114k, unless you REALLY want NYC.

Unless ND matches with scholly money, no reason to go there either.

Bottom line: WUSTL sounds like it is your best bet, unless CC comes through or you get a significantly scholly from one of the other places.
I'm thinking along similar lines. I'd take Columbia if it came through, but the other T14s that WLed me would have to offer me $ off of the WL to tempt me away. I'd go CC or else stick with WUSTL in the same situation. Like romo said, depends on where you wanna end up, too.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby fl0w » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:41 pm

Thanks for some of that input guys, it helps. Let me add something to complicate the scenario:

Part of the reason I'm so spread out is because my GF is applying to MBA programs.

She got an interview at UCLA which is why USC and UCLA are still on the list.
She's on the waitlist at Columbia.
She's in at ND.

So how should I narrow my list based on this (and desire to be in proximity of possible)?

Columbia (see if we both get in off of waitlist, but even if she didn't it'd be hard for me to pass up)
Chicago (would be hard to justify passing this up especially since i currently live in CHI)
ND (if they match wustl scholly and she goes to ND)
Cornell (if she gets columbia and I dont)
USC / UCLA (if she gets UCLA)

1) If i were just worrying about me, i'd get rid of everything except CC and WUSTL
2) It's not just me. So i'm keeping Cali options open in case she gets UCLA, and aggressively pursuing ND in case she attends there.

In either case it looks like I keep CC.
Special considerations add USC,UCLA [I'm hesitant to just keep one or the other because who knows what would happen]
Maybe I can get Cornell off the list then? Cornell at sticker over WUSTL seems meh.

So final list looks like:
WUSTL (in) - 114k
Columbia (WL)
Chicago (WL)
ND (WL) - will take if they bring me in off of WL and match WUSTL scholly
USC (WL) - only on my list in case she gets UCLA
UCLA (WL) - only on my list in case she gets UCLA
Cornell (withdraw) - can't seem to justify Cornell given wustl situation.

Does that make sense for now? Thanks for any updated thoughts you have after hearing more information :)
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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby Sauer Grapes » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:44 pm

MBA is two years... have her move to STL and apply to WUSTL next year. They are ranked #19 in that as well.

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby fl0w » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:45 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:MBA is two years... have her move to STL and apply to WUSTL next year. They are ranked #19 in that as well.


sadly, she didn't get into WUSTL

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Re: WUSTL Class of 2013

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:46 pm

fl0w wrote:Thanks for some of that input guys, it helps. Let me add something to complicate the scenario:

Part of the reason I'm so spread out is because my GF is applying to MBA programs.

She got an interview at UCLA which is why USC and UCLA are still on the list.
She's on the waitlist at Columbia.
She's in at ND.

So how should I narrow my list based on this (and desire to be in proximity of possible)?

Columbia (see if we both get in off of waitlist, but even if she didn't it'd be hard for me to pass up)
Chicago (would be hard to justify passing this up especially since i currently live in CHI)
ND (if they match wustl scholly and she goes to ND)
Cornell (if she gets columbia and I dont)
USC / UCLA (if she gets UCLA)

1) If i were just worrying about me, i'd get rid of everything except CC and WUSTL
2) It's not just me. So i'm keeping Cali options open in case she gets UCLA, and aggressively pursuing ND in case she attends there.

In either case it looks like I keep CC.
Special considerations add USC,UCLA [I'm hesitant to just keep one or the other because who knows what would happen]
Maybe I can get Cornell off the list then? Cornell at sticker over WUSTL seems meh.

Thanks for any updated thoughts you have after hearing more information :)


How serious are things with this girl? They sound serious enough to warrant consideration of where she is at. Why didn't she apply to the Olin business school at WUSTL?

If she goes to ND and you get off the WL at Chicago, that would be doable. Chicago and South Bend aren't too far away.

Do you think a long distance relationship is manageable? If she went to ND and you went to WUSTL, would that be something you could manage?

If it were me, I'd tell the girl to come with me to WUSTL and she could work while I'm in LS. Then we could switch it up and she could do the MBA and I'd support her.




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