Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby nelaw2010 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:09 pm

Does the school reimburse your for travel costs for Spring Law Day? I'm flying from Los Angeles.

I went to the school's website, but couldn't find any info.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby sab0tage » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:58 am

nelaw2010 wrote:Does the school reimburse your for travel costs for Spring Law Day? I'm flying from Los Angeles.

I went to the school's website, but couldn't find any info.


They should, I received an email like a week ago specifying a travel stipend was part of the scholarship award. The amounts they are throwing out are less then what it is actually going to cost me to fly out (I am in Phoenix), but it’s enough that I don’t have a problem forking out the difference.

How many in this thread are going to Spring Law Day? Any good ideas for identifying fellow TLSers? I guess that’s assuming you want to be identified.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cerulean87 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:07 am

sab0tage wrote:
nelaw2010 wrote:Does the school reimburse your for travel costs for Spring Law Day? I'm flying from Los Angeles.

I went to the school's website, but couldn't find any info.


They should, I received an email like a week ago specifying a travel stipend was part of the scholarship award. The amounts they are throwing out are less then what it is actually going to cost me to fly out (I am in Phoenix), but it’s enough that I don’t have a problem forking out the difference.

How many in this thread are going to Spring Law Day? Any good ideas for identifying fellow TLSers? I guess that’s assuming you want to be identified.


I'll be going and don't mind being identified. I suppose an easy way is for people to PM if they want to meet up with fellow TLSers and maybe share fb info?

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:43 am

Im going and I think it'd be cool to meet some people while I'm there. I've definitely decided to go to IUB, I just haven officially confirmed my attendance or notified the other schools. It would be neat to meet some future classmates while Im there, because I dont know anyone in or anything about Indiana, or the rest of the Midwest for that matter. PM or FB is definitely the best option. Maybe we can go to a bar or a restaurant or something.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby LeDique » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:53 am

I'll be there - if more concrete plans get developed, let me know. I have a family friend in the area, so I'll probably hang out with her a bit too. As long as the two don't conflict!

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby beidoun » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:00 am

I will also be there. I have no problem being identified.

Maybe we can get together Friday night at a bar or a restaurant.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cerulean87 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:03 am

cowgirl_bebop wrote:Im going and I think it'd be cool to meet some people while I'm there. I've definitely decided to go to IUB, I just haven officially confirmed my attendance or notified the other schools. It would be neat to meet some future classmates while Im there, because I dont know anyone in or anything about Indiana, or the rest of the Midwest for that matter. PM or FB is definitely the best option. Maybe we can go to a bar or a restaurant or something.


I think that sounds like a great idea. I'll be there with my SO. I don't know anything about the area or anyone either. I think a TLS dinner out is in the making here :)

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cerulean87 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:07 am

beidoun wrote:I will also be there. I have no problem being identified.

Maybe we can get together Friday night at a bar or a restaurant.

Beidoun are you from MI? I ask because I am and your avatar.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby beidoun » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:09 am

cerulean87 wrote:
beidoun wrote:I will also be there. I have no problem being identified.

Maybe we can get together Friday night at a bar or a restaurant.

Beidoun are you from MI? I ask because I am and your avatar.


Yes, I am from a suburb of Detroit. What area in Michigan are you from?

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cerulean87 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:11 am

beidoun wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:
beidoun wrote:I will also be there. I have no problem being identified.

Maybe we can get together Friday night at a bar or a restaurant.

Beidoun are you from MI? I ask because I am and your avatar.


Yes, I am from a suburb of Detroit. What area in Michigan are you from?


Shiawassee County, small area. I'm only about 40 minutes from Lansing or Flint or 1 1/2 hrs from Detroit. I will be glad to move ANYWHERE that has a population higher than 20,000 :)

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby beidoun » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:18 am

cerulean87 wrote:
beidoun wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:
beidoun wrote:I will also be there. I have no problem being identified.

Maybe we can get together Friday night at a bar or a restaurant.

Beidoun are you from MI? I ask because I am and your avatar.


Yes, I am from a suburb of Detroit. What area in Michigan are you from?


Shiawassee County, small area. I'm only about 40 minutes from Lansing or Flint or 1 1/2 hrs from Detroit. I will be glad to move ANYWHERE that has a population higher than 20,000 :)


Haha yeah I do not blame you, I do not know how I would handle living in a town like that. I am glad to finally get out of Livonia, I have lived there all my life.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cerulean87 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:27 am

Haha yeah I do not blame you, I do not know how I would handle living in a town like that. I am glad to finally get out of Livonia, I have lived there all my life.[/quote]

A lot of trips to Detroit for food, the museums and the symphony actually haha. Except the DSO is driving me nuts this year with the strike. Same here, a born and raised situation. I am glad to stay in the midwest area with IU though. I love the outdoors here and Indiana seems very similar. Except Bloomington actually seems to offer a sense of culture :)

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby beidoun » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:41 am

cerulean87 wrote:Haha yeah I do not blame you, I do not know how I would handle living in a town like that. I am glad to finally get out of Livonia, I have lived there all my life.


A lot of trips to Detroit for food, the museums and the symphony actually haha. Except the DSO is driving me nuts this year with the strike. Same here, a born and raised situation. I am glad to stay in the midwest area with IU though. I love the outdoors here and Indiana seems very similar. Except Bloomington actually seems to offer a sense of culture :)[/quote]

Downtown Detroit is underrated, I worked downtown for two years and I loved being downtown.

Livonia offers no culture or diversity, so it will be nice to experience some of that. I am a midwest person and would not want to move out of the area, so IU-B works great for me in that aspect.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cerulean87 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:49 am

beidoun wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:Haha yeah I do not blame you, I do not know how I would handle living in a town like that. I am glad to finally get out of Livonia, I have lived there all my life.


A lot of trips to Detroit for food, the museums and the symphony actually haha. Except the DSO is driving me nuts this year with the strike. Same here, a born and raised situation. I am glad to stay in the midwest area with IU though. I love the outdoors here and Indiana seems very similar. Except Bloomington actually seems to offer a sense of culture :)


Downtown Detroit is underrated, I worked downtown for two years and I loved being downtown.

Livonia offers no culture or diversity, so it will be nice to experience some of that. I am a midwest person and would not want to move out of the area, so IU-B works great for me in that aspect.[/quote]

I know! Everyone thinks its a run down crime spree. I LOVE Greektown. One of my favorite things to do is go down there and get a ton of food, wine etc. then hit up the bakery and a show or the casino. The Fox is still the best venue I've ever been to. I saw Buddy Guy and BB King there last year. It was awesome.
P.S. I PM'd you my info.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:12 pm

cerulean87 wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:Im going and I think it'd be cool to meet some people while I'm there. I've definitely decided to go to IUB, I just haven officially confirmed my attendance or notified the other schools. It would be neat to meet some future classmates while Im there, because I dont know anyone in or anything about Indiana, or the rest of the Midwest for that matter. PM or FB is definitely the best option. Maybe we can go to a bar or a restaurant or something.


I think that sounds like a great idea. I'll be there with my SO. I don't know anything about the area or anyone either. I think a TLS dinner out is in the making here :)


I was trying to bring someone with me, but my mom has to fly to FL and my sister simply does not want to go. I may try to snag a friend to travel with, but I'll most likely be on the solo. Im coming all the way from DC.

Oh, and I am REALLY going to try to book my own hotel room. IDK how I feel about sharing a room with a stranger :?

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cerulean87 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:23 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:Im going and I think it'd be cool to meet some people while I'm there. I've definitely decided to go to IUB, I just haven officially confirmed my attendance or notified the other schools. It would be neat to meet some future classmates while Im there, because I dont know anyone in or anything about Indiana, or the rest of the Midwest for that matter. PM or FB is definitely the best option. Maybe we can go to a bar or a restaurant or something.


I think that sounds like a great idea. I'll be there with my SO. I don't know anything about the area or anyone either. I think a TLS dinner out is in the making here :)


I was trying to bring someone with me, but my mom has to fly to FL and my sister simply does not want to go. I may try to snag a friend to travel with, but I'll most likely be on the solo. Im coming all the way from DC.

Oh, and I am REALLY going to try to book my own hotel room. IDK how I feel about sharing a room with a stranger :?


Oh yeah own room. With the SO sharing isn't an option though even if I was on my own I'm not comfortable sharing with a stranger either. I'm excited to see Bloomington and the campus though!

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby beidoun » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:29 pm

cerulean87 wrote:
beidoun wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:Haha yeah I do not blame you, I do not know how I would handle living in a town like that. I am glad to finally get out of Livonia, I have lived there all my life.


A lot of trips to Detroit for food, the museums and the symphony actually haha. Except the DSO is driving me nuts this year with the strike. Same here, a born and raised situation. I am glad to stay in the midwest area with IU though. I love the outdoors here and Indiana seems very similar. Except Bloomington actually seems to offer a sense of culture :)


Downtown Detroit is underrated, I worked downtown for two years and I loved being downtown.

Livonia offers no culture or diversity, so it will be nice to experience some of that. I am a midwest person and would not want to move out of the area, so IU-B works great for me in that aspect.


I know! Everyone thinks its a run down crime spree. I LOVE Greektown. One of my favorite things to do is go down there and get a ton of food, wine etc. then hit up the bakery and a show or the casino. The Fox is still the best venue I've ever been to. I saw Buddy Guy and BB King there last year. It was awesome.
P.S. I PM'd you my info.[/quote]

Yeah, I love going to concerts at the State Theater/Fillmore and going to MGM. And as you can see by my avatar, lions games.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby nelaw2010 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:42 pm

Travel Info

Decent Hotels in Bloomington aren't cheap. I found a 3 star room on Hotwire for $101. It turned out to be the Hilton Garden Inn near campus.

I'm flying into Chicago, since flying into IND or Bloomington is either cost prohibitive or impossible.

You can rent a car for like 14 per day on Hotwire.

I'm flying from LA to Chicago for $350 RT on American.

Also, make sure to get ur hotel room early on. As the hotels see the rooms getting booked up, they will jack up the rates (the whole supply/demand capitalism thing).

PM me if u want more info.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby sab0tage » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:44 pm

It does sound like we have the makings of a TLS dinner on our hands here. If anybody wants my info, PM me I'd be happy to exchange. I should be buying my ticket today. The hotels close to campus aren't cheap, anybody got any suggestions? Seems like a major inconvenience to have a hotel at a distance from campus on such a short trip.

I am in that "95% sure I am going to attend" category. I got into my top choice with some money but IUB came out of left field with this crazy scholarship bonanza. This is not a bad situation to be in, though. I have a pretty strong feeling that I am going to get sold by my visit to campus.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cerulean87 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:49 pm

sab0tage wrote:It does sound like we have the makings of a TLS dinner on our hands here. If anybody wants my info, PM me I'd be happy to exchange. I should be buying my ticket today. The hotels close to campus aren't cheap, anybody got any suggestions? Seems like a major inconvenience to have a hotel at a distance from campus on such a short trip.

I am in that "95% sure I am going to attend" category. I got into my top choice with some money but IUB came out of left field with this crazy scholarship bonanza. This is not a bad situation to be in, though. I have a pretty strong feeling that I am going to get sold by my visit to campus.


Pm'd you. I haven't checked out hotels yet but since I'm driving down anyhow a short drive from the hotel shouldn't matter for me. More so for those who fly in though :/

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:50 pm

cerulean87 wrote:Oh yeah own room. With the SO sharing isn't an option though even if I was on my own I'm not comfortable sharing with a stranger either. I'm excited to see Bloomington and the campus though!

I've been to Bloomington once about a year and a half ago. I work for the men's basketball team here on campus and we traveled out there last season to get destroyed by the IU team. I honestly dont remember much about the town, but the campus seemed very nice (at least the part we saw). We spent most of our time in the hotel. I remember thinking that Bloomington was in the middle of nowhere, because the town seemed to just pop up out of the corn. And the team managers for IU kept telling us about some tornado and it kind of freaked me out, LOL

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby nelaw2010 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:51 pm

sab0tage wrote:The hotels close to campus aren't cheap, anybody got any suggestions? Seems like a major inconvenience to have a hotel at a distance from campus on such a short trip.


If you don't mind a 2 star hotel or something further from Campus, you can find a great deal. It seems like the hotels close to campus (3 star), are no less than $100 per night.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:25 pm

I will also be attending SLD and would be in for a meet-up. Not sure if i'll be bringing my SO or coming alone.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby tlabrum3 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:42 pm

Can't make it SLD. Just so happens that it coincides with another vacation my wife and I have been planning for a while. However, I did get a response back from Dani saying that they would pay for my travel expenses on another weekend if I scheduled a private visit. Has anyone done one of those? How long do they typically take and how structured is it?

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby athenian » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:15 pm

tlabrum3 wrote:Can't make it SLD. Just so happens that it coincides with another vacation my wife and I have been planning for a while. However, I did get a response back from Dani saying that they would pay for my travel expenses on another weekend if I scheduled a private visit. Has anyone done one of those? How long do they typically take and how structured is it?



I did one a while back. I met with an admissions officer for about 20 minutes and she answered any questions I had, then a current student took me on a tour of the law-school. After that, I sat in on a class, followed by a sit in with the admissions dean.




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