Iowa Class of 2014

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby smiller1 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:02 pm

Anyone know what the parking situation is like at the law school? Open lot? Pay-per-semester permit?


There is a few metered spots in the law school parking lot, but most the area is reserved for faculty. If you are going to drive, the closest option is a parking garage about a half block away. It costs about 60 cents an hour and is free after midnight (the same time the law library closes, conveniently enough.)

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby smiller1 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:10 pm

cmiller1: are you a 0L? your profile says c/o 2013?


Good catch! I'm a OL. Class of 2014...guess I must have rushed a little too quickly in creating my profile.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:24 pm

smiller1 wrote:There is a few metered spots in the law school parking lot, but most the area is reserved for faculty. If you are going to drive, the closest option is a parking garage about a half block away. It costs about 60 cents an hour and is free after midnight (the same time the law library closes, conveniently enough.)


That's not too awful... Do they sell monthly or semester passes instead? If you pay per day, that comes out to almost $500/semester...

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby tea_drinker » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:58 pm

chrisbru wrote:It's been a few pages so...

Join the Iowa Law Class of 2014 FB Group here:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/hom ... 87342&ap=1


Thanks for adding me. Does this group only open to TLS? If so, should we send the link to the admission office asking them to circulate around for all?

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:00 pm

tea_drinker wrote:
chrisbru wrote:It's been a few pages so...

Join the Iowa Law Class of 2014 FB Group here:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/hom ... 87342&ap=1


Thanks for adding me. Does this group only open to TLS? If so, should we send the link to the admission office asking them to circulate around for all?


It can be for anyone. If you'd like to email admissions, feel free!

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby tea_drinker » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:50 pm

chrisbru wrote:
It can be for anyone. If you'd like to email admissions, feel free!


Sure. I will also post the link to the school page, so people know it exists.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:08 pm

tea_drinker wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
It can be for anyone. If you'd like to email admissions, feel free!


Sure. I will also post the link to the school page, so people know it exists.



School page? Wait, there's a school page? :-)

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby smiller1 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:45 pm

That's not too awful... Do they sell monthly or semester passes instead? If you pay per day, that comes out to almost $500/semester...


As far as I know there aren't any semester pass options available on campus for students.

From the law school website: "The Boyd Law Building offers very limited meter parking spaces for visitors, and the law school parking lot is reserved for faculty and staff parking. Public parking is available at the Field House Lot, which is the closest to the law school."

Though, if you want to save money and plan on being downtown past 5 p.m., you can always move your car to a metered spot a few blocks away (all metered spots are free after 5 p.m.)

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby theghostofDrewTate » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:00 pm

For the person looking to buy - there are some condos on Oakcrest Street and on Woodside Drive that are about a $6-8 cab ride from downtown that you should be able to buy for under $150k. There is always turnover in the condos due to graduations. You can easily walk to the LS from those and they are very convenient for football games, too.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby theghostofDrewTate » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:03 pm

smiller1 wrote:
That's not too awful... Do they sell monthly or semester passes instead? If you pay per day, that comes out to almost $500/semester...


As far as I know there aren't any semester pass options available on campus for students.

From the law school website: "The Boyd Law Building offers very limited meter parking spaces for visitors, and the law school parking lot is reserved for faculty and staff parking. Public parking is available at the Field House Lot, which is the closest to the law school."

Though, if you want to save money and plan on being downtown past 5 p.m., you can always move your car to a metered spot a few blocks away (all metered spots are free after 5 p.m.)


The LS lot is decent sized, but a cheaper lot across Myrtle in a church parking lot is another option and you don't have to go out and plug the meters. They obviously won't let you park there on football Saturdays or on Sundays, but it is WAY better than getting nickeled and dimed by the University. Of course, the school ain't gonna tell you about it.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:13 pm

theghostofDrewTate wrote:
The LS lot is decent sized, but a cheaper lot across Myrtle in a church parking lot is another option and you don't have to go out and plug the meters. They obviously won't let you park there on football Saturdays or on Sundays, but it is WAY better than getting nickeled and dimed by the University. Of course, the school ain't gonna tell you about it.



Brilliant. Do they sell semester passes, or charge by the day? I don't play on being at the school much on weekends anyway, and when I do, I'll just pay the meters.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby tea_drinker » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:19 pm

chrisbru wrote:
tea_drinker wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
It can be for anyone. If you'd like to email admissions, feel free!


Sure. I will also post the link to the school page, so people know it exists.



School page? Wait, there's a school page? :-)


Yeah, there is one, but I don't know if it is an official page. Here you go http://www.facebook.com/#!/IowaLawSchool?sk=wall

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby hawkeye22 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:40 am

chrisbru wrote:
theghostofDrewTate wrote:
The LS lot is decent sized, but a cheaper lot across Myrtle in a church parking lot is another option and you don't have to go out and plug the meters. They obviously won't let you park there on football Saturdays or on Sundays, but it is WAY better than getting nickeled and dimed by the University. Of course, the school ain't gonna tell you about it.



Brilliant. Do they sell semester passes, or charge by the day? I don't play on being at the school much on weekends anyway, and when I do, I'll just pay the meters.


Parking:

There are a few 15 minute spots and a couple normal meters right outside of Boyd. Otherwise, almost everyone that drives regularly parks in the Myrtle lot. Its $0.60 an hour, or alternatively they sell year passes but its very expensive ($600-700). Most people just live close to campus and walk, bike or take the bus. I have a car, but I've driven to school like three times this year.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby hawkeye22 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:41 am

theghostofDrewTate wrote:
smiller1 wrote:

Though, if you want to save money and plan on being downtown past 5 p.m., you can always move your car to a metered spot a few blocks away (all metered spots are free after 5 p.m.)



Downtown isn't really close enough to park there and walk. Imminently possible, but not something you'd want to do on any sort of regular basis.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby bbermud » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:55 am

hawkeye22 wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
theghostofDrewTate wrote:
The LS lot is decent sized, but a cheaper lot across Myrtle in a church parking lot is another option and you don't have to go out and plug the meters. They obviously won't let you park there on football Saturdays or on Sundays, but it is WAY better than getting nickeled and dimed by the University. Of course, the school ain't gonna tell you about it.



Brilliant. Do they sell semester passes, or charge by the day? I don't play on being at the school much on weekends anyway, and when I do, I'll just pay the meters.


Parking:

There are a few 15 minute spots and a couple normal meters right outside of Boyd. Otherwise, almost everyone that drives regularly parks in the Myrtle lot. Its $0.60 an hour, or alternatively they sell year passes but its very expensive ($600-700). Most people just live close to campus and walk, bike or take the bus. I have a car, but I've driven to school like three times this year.




does anyone happen to know how late the buses run?

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby qhryder32 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:24 pm

Just RSVP'd for ASW!! Really looking forward to meeting everyone!! :lol:

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby goodgrief » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:26 am

I've rsvp'd to ASW - anyone know what the dress code expectations will be like? Casual, business casual, business? Any ideas?

Thanks! Can't wait to meet y'all!

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby smiller1 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:55 pm

I've rsvp'd to ASW - anyone know what the dress code expectations will be like? Casual, business casual, business? Any ideas?


Good question. I was wondering this too!

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby typ3 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:16 pm

smiller1 wrote:
I've rsvp'd to ASW - anyone know what the dress code expectations will be like? Casual, business casual, business? Any ideas?


Good question. I was wondering this too!



Just don't start a thread on this. There are already 10's of them on TLS. Search button is your friend.

However, the best advice given on TLS is

"Dress like you would for meeting your girlfriend's parents the first time at a Cheesecake Factory"

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby goodgrief » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:48 pm

typ3 wrote:
smiller1 wrote:
I've rsvp'd to ASW - anyone know what the dress code expectations will be like? Casual, business casual, business? Any ideas?


Good question. I was wondering this too!



Just don't start a thread on this. There are already 10's of them on TLS. Search button is your friend.

However, the best advice given on TLS is

"Dress like you would for meeting your girlfriend's parents the first time at a Cheesecake Factory"


I did like that post. :D

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby smiller1 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:45 pm

"Dress like you would for meeting your girlfriend's parents the first time at a Cheesecake Factory"


Haha :lol:

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby tea_drinker » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:57 pm

smiller1 wrote:
"Dress like you would for meeting your girlfriend's parents the first time at a Cheesecake Factory"


Haha :lol:


What if I never got to meet my girlfriend's parents? :oops:

But I was hoping the administration staff will send something out the week of regarding check-in procedures, dress code, etc.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:44 pm

typ3 wrote:
Just don't start a thread on this. There are already 10's of them on TLS. Search button is your friend.

However, the best advice given on TLS is

"Dress like you would for meeting your girlfriend's parents the first time at a Cheesecake Factory"



I hate Cheesecake Factory. Their menu is too big for my indecisiveness. Trim it down a bit, please, and maybe I'll eat there (in Iowa, since there are ONLY chain restaurants).

/tangent.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby typ3 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:39 pm

chrisbru wrote:
typ3 wrote:
Just don't start a thread on this. There are already 10's of them on TLS. Search button is your friend.

However, the best advice given on TLS is

"Dress like you would for meeting your girlfriend's parents the first time at a Cheesecake Factory"



I hate Cheesecake Factory. Their menu is too big for my indecisiveness. Trim it down a bit, please, and maybe I'll eat there (in Iowa, since there are ONLY chain restaurants).

/tangent.


bahah this is so true of Iowa. Although, there are some good local bars esp in Okoboji. Let me know if anyone is in the lakes area this summer and is looking for someone to boat and go out drinking with.

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Re: Iowa Class of 2014

Postby chrisbru » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:38 pm

typ3 wrote:
bahah this is so true of Iowa. Although, there are some good local bars esp in Okoboji. Let me know if anyone is in the lakes area this summer and is looking for someone to boat and go out drinking with.



I'll be out there once I'm back from Seattle... The girlyfriend's parents have a house up there, so there's a lot of time spent in Boji.




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