University of Minnesota 2013

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby rodewan » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:28 pm

dvd wrote:In off the waitlist, with a full tuition scholarship!


congrats! that gives hope to the rest of us on the waitlist. just curious, howd you hear about it, did they call you? and do you think you were yp'ed previously? thanks!

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby rodewan » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:54 pm

oh boy, texas and minn, now thats a doozy. at least you have two stellar schools to choose from. good luck on your decision, i'm sure you will have a great time and receive a quality education at whichever one you choose!

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby JOThompson » Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:39 am

dvd wrote:In off the waitlist, with a full tuition scholarship!

Congrats, that's a great offer. I would take Minnesota at this point. Think of how much you'd be paying just to move up a few ranking spots with Texas. Of course, if you want to live and work in Texas, it's hard to turn down UT.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby JCougar » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:35 am

I haven't gotten a decision yet either way, but as every day passes by, Minnesota looks better and better to me. I'm going to try writing up a LOCI this weekend or early next week.

My targets are WUSTL/UIUC/Minnesota/Wisconsin, but I think I want to live in a big city. They're all pretty equal placement-wise, so I'm just trying to weigh scholarship offers with where I would feel most comfortable living. WUSTL was my top choice, but their CSO is being a bit shifty with their placement statistics and word is they're out of scholarship money.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Mon May 03, 2010 12:09 am

Just got home from looking at apartments in Minneapolis all weekend. Found an awesome place in uptown; pumped to move to the Twin Cities in a few weeks!

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby gmstbfla » Mon May 03, 2010 12:26 am

Thomas Jefferson wrote:Just got home from looking at apartments in Minneapolis all weekend. Found an awesome place in uptown; pumped to move to the Twin Cities in a few weeks!


Which apartments did you like and dislike, if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Mon May 03, 2010 12:32 pm

gmstbfla wrote:
Thomas Jefferson wrote:Just got home from looking at apartments in Minneapolis all weekend. Found an awesome place in uptown; pumped to move to the Twin Cities in a few weeks!


Which apartments did you like and dislike, if you don't mind me asking?


I looked in the Uptown area (CARAG, ECCO, East Isles, the area on the southern border of Uptown by the cemetery, Loring Park, and northeast of Uptown between it and Loring Park (in Whittier, I think)). I looked at one bedrooms and studios.

In general, the places south of Uptown by the cemetery were very nice and very quiet. However, there wasn't really anything to do down there within walking distance. It was a very quiet and nice residential area, but grocery, bars, etc. are a bus ride away.

I didn't really like Loring Park or the area in between it and Uptown, which I think is Whittier. The rents were cheaper in these areas, but there wasn't much within walking distance and the neighborhoods and apartments weren't as nice.

Most of the places I looked at were in Uptown. I highly recommend the area, especially any places west of Hennepin. I also advise against going east of Lyndale.

Feel free to PM me for more specific questions or recommendations of properties.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby jayn3 » Mon May 03, 2010 11:08 pm

Thomas Jefferson wrote:pumped to move to the Twin Cities in a few weeks!


same! what are your plans for this summer?

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Jenno » Tue May 04, 2010 3:43 am

I looked in the Uptown area (CARAG, ECCO, East Isles, the area on the southern border of Uptown by the cemetery, Loring Park, and northeast of Uptown between it and Loring Park (in Whittier, I think)). I looked at one bedrooms and studios.

In general, the places south of Uptown by the cemetery were very nice and very quiet. However, there wasn't really anything to do down there within walking distance. It was a very quiet and nice residential area, but grocery, bars, etc. are a bus ride away.

I didn't really like Loring Park or the area in between it and Uptown, which I think is Whittier. The rents were cheaper in these areas, but there wasn't much within walking distance and the neighborhoods and apartments weren't as nice.

Most of the places I looked at were in Uptown. I highly recommend the area, especially any places west of Hennepin. I also advise against going east of Lyndale.

Feel free to PM me for more specific questions or recommendations of properties.[/quote]

How much were the studios uptown? I've settled on a studio near the school at seven corners.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby brose002 » Tue May 04, 2010 10:54 am

How much were the studios uptown? I've settled on a studio near the school at seven corners.


I did seven corners also. Did you do Seven Corners Apartments of Studios at Seven Corners? I did the apartments which are right across the street from the law school.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Tue May 04, 2010 1:32 pm

jayn3 wrote:
Thomas Jefferson wrote:pumped to move to the Twin Cities in a few weeks!


same! what are your plans for this summer?


Moving out to Minneapolis in mid-June. I'll probably try to find some volunteering thing or something for 10-20 hours a week. Beyond that, just taking it easy until law school starts. You?

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Tue May 04, 2010 1:34 pm

Jenno wrote:How much were the studios uptown? I've settled on a studio near the school at seven corners.


Most of the studios I looked at in Uptown were around $600 or $650 per month, with all utilities except electric and cable/internet included.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby jayn3 » Tue May 04, 2010 4:39 pm

Thomas Jefferson wrote:
jayn3 wrote:
Thomas Jefferson wrote:pumped to move to the Twin Cities in a few weeks!


same! what are your plans for this summer?


Moving out to Minneapolis in mid-June. I'll probably try to find some volunteering thing or something for 10-20 hours a week. Beyond that, just taking it easy until law school starts. You?



mm volunteering probably is a good idea....my plan right now is to bartend, read a lot, explore the city....temporarily replenish my savings account =\

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Lonagan » Thu May 06, 2010 3:22 am

A smidge late noting it, but deposited. I am very excited to be headed to the Twin Cities!

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby jayn3 » Thu May 20, 2010 11:11 pm

so admissions posted our laptop specs yesterday:

For those of you wondering - here are the specs for your laptops:
IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T410
2.53 Ghz Intel i5-540M processor, 4 GB of Ram, 250 GB hard drive, DVD recordable 8x Max Dual layer optical drive, 802.11n internal wireless card, 14.1" WXGA+ monitor (1440 x 900) w/LED backlight, 13" x 9" x 1.5" weighing approximately 6 pounds
Pre-configured with: Windows 7 Professional, Microsoft Office 2010, Symantec Antivirus 10, other basic software to help you in your Law School career.

**Please note that this is just for your reference and you do not/should not take any additional action to order your laptop. You will receive additional information about your laptop in the coming weeks. Thanks!!


while the laptop program is a really nice perk of minn.....is anyone else freaking out about the six pounds of bulk we'll be carting around? my current laptop weighs about five pounds and is still too heavy to carry every day.....

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Fri May 21, 2010 11:16 pm

jayn3 wrote:so admissions posted our laptop specs yesterday:

For those of you wondering - here are the specs for your laptops:
IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T410
2.53 Ghz Intel i5-540M processor, 4 GB of Ram, 250 GB hard drive, DVD recordable 8x Max Dual layer optical drive, 802.11n internal wireless card, 14.1" WXGA+ monitor (1440 x 900) w/LED backlight, 13" x 9" x 1.5" weighing approximately 6 pounds
Pre-configured with: Windows 7 Professional, Microsoft Office 2010, Symantec Antivirus 10, other basic software to help you in your Law School career.

**Please note that this is just for your reference and you do not/should not take any additional action to order your laptop. You will receive additional information about your laptop in the coming weeks. Thanks!!


while the laptop program is a really nice perk of minn.....is anyone else freaking out about the six pounds of bulk we'll be carting around? my current laptop weighs about five pounds and is still too heavy to carry every day.....


Yeah something a tad lighter would have been nice, but I'm hoping it won't be that bad. I'm just relieved it has Windows 7 and not Vista.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Sat May 22, 2010 1:06 am

dvd wrote:
jayn3 wrote:so admissions posted our laptop specs yesterday:

For those of you wondering - here are the specs for your laptops:
IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T410
2.53 Ghz Intel i5-540M processor, 4 GB of Ram, 250 GB hard drive, DVD recordable 8x Max Dual layer optical drive, 802.11n internal wireless card, 14.1" WXGA+ monitor (1440 x 900) w/LED backlight, 13" x 9" x 1.5" weighing approximately 6 pounds
Pre-configured with: Windows 7 Professional, Microsoft Office 2010, Symantec Antivirus 10, other basic software to help you in your Law School career.

**Please note that this is just for your reference and you do not/should not take any additional action to order your laptop. You will receive additional information about your laptop in the coming weeks. Thanks!!


while the laptop program is a really nice perk of minn.....is anyone else freaking out about the six pounds of bulk we'll be carting around? my current laptop weighs about five pounds and is still too heavy to carry every day.....


Wow, I didn't see that on the admitted student site. Where did you find that?


It was posted on the admitted students' facebook group page.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby gmstbfla » Sat May 22, 2010 11:20 am

Thomas Jefferson wrote:
jayn3 wrote:so admissions posted our laptop specs yesterday:

For those of you wondering - here are the specs for your laptops:
IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T410
2.53 Ghz Intel i5-540M processor, 4 GB of Ram, 250 GB hard drive, DVD recordable 8x Max Dual layer optical drive, 802.11n internal wireless card, 14.1" WXGA+ monitor (1440 x 900) w/LED backlight, 13" x 9" x 1.5" weighing approximately 6 pounds
Pre-configured with: Windows 7 Professional, Microsoft Office 2010, Symantec Antivirus 10, other basic software to help you in your Law School career.

**Please note that this is just for your reference and you do not/should not take any additional action to order your laptop. You will receive additional information about your laptop in the coming weeks. Thanks!!


while the laptop program is a really nice perk of minn.....is anyone else freaking out about the six pounds of bulk we'll be carting around? my current laptop weighs about five pounds and is still too heavy to carry every day.....


Yeah something a tad lighter would have been nice, but I'm hoping it won't be that bad. I'm just relieved it has Windows 7 and not Vista.


Lenovo sells a T410s model that is under 4 pounds, but I suppose they felt it was too expensive.

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby jayn3 » Sun May 23, 2010 2:17 am

gmstbfla wrote:
Thomas Jefferson wrote:
jayn3 wrote:so admissions posted our laptop specs yesterday:

For those of you wondering - here are the specs for your laptops:
IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T410
2.53 Ghz Intel i5-540M processor, 4 GB of Ram, 250 GB hard drive, DVD recordable 8x Max Dual layer optical drive, 802.11n internal wireless card, 14.1" WXGA+ monitor (1440 x 900) w/LED backlight, 13" x 9" x 1.5" weighing approximately 6 pounds
Pre-configured with: Windows 7 Professional, Microsoft Office 2010, Symantec Antivirus 10, other basic software to help you in your Law School career.

**Please note that this is just for your reference and you do not/should not take any additional action to order your laptop. You will receive additional information about your laptop in the coming weeks. Thanks!!


while the laptop program is a really nice perk of minn.....is anyone else freaking out about the six pounds of bulk we'll be carting around? my current laptop weighs about five pounds and is still too heavy to carry every day.....


Yeah something a tad lighter would have been nice, but I'm hoping it won't be that bad. I'm just relieved it has Windows 7 and not Vista.


Lenovo sells a T410s model that is under 4 pounds, but I suppose they felt it was too expensive.


i'd trade in the dvd recordable drive for a lighter model any day.....but maybe it's worth it to just suck it up and buy a netbook. windows 7 over vista was a good catch though, i'm kind of excited for that

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Re: University of Minnesota 2013

Postby Jenno » Mon May 24, 2010 2:32 am

Does anyone know if we get to keep this at the end of the 3 years or have to give it back and get a portion of our money back?




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