University of Minnesota Class of 2014

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weber35
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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby weber35 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:15 pm

Any idea when classes actually start? When does orientation usually take place?

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby kjadkins » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:32 pm

weber35 wrote:Any idea when classes actually start? When does orientation usually take place?


http://www.law.umn.edu/current/academiccalendar.html

Here's the academic calendar. Orientation doesn't start till Aug 30. Seems like we start/finish fall semester kind of late. Last day of exams is only two days before Christmas Eve.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby Tim0thy222 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:24 pm

eve2490 wrote:For my 1st year, I really want to make it my priority to be as close to campus as possible but I am not really feeling GrandMarc/Seven Corners for various reasons. Are there any feasible options that are short walking distance (<15 minutes) to the Law School?


+1

I'm thinking a cheap studio/1br.

Have you seen PadMapper? A current student at the U told me about it, and it's awesome. It takes all the craigslist apartment listings and plots them out on Google maps. You might have some luck there.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby jbjlaw » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:25 am

Tropicalpeach- I got a studio at the Lake Calhoun City Apartments as well and will be moving in around the beginning of August. I really liked the feel of these apartments and the location.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby tropicalpeach » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:00 pm

jbjlaw wrote:Tropicalpeach- I got a studio at the Lake Calhoun City Apartments as well and will be moving in around the beginning of August. I really liked the feel of these apartments and the location.


That's great! I haven't visited them yet, but plan to come to Minneapolis in July sometime to sign the lease, etc. I'm putting down a reservation soon, though. I'm excited to see Minneapolis for the first time without snow!

Are you buying a Murphy bed somewhere or are you going with the regular bed in the studio?

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby krame245 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:55 pm

I'm looking for a female roommate who is interested in joining me and 3 other girls in a 5 bedroom house about a 15 minute walk from the law school. 2 of the girls in the house are my current roommates (who will not be at the law school). I've already talked to another law student about the fourth spot, but we really need to find a fifth person. It's a really pretty house in a nice, quiet and safe neighborhood. Rent is $540 a month each, plus heat and electric. Internet, cable, water and garbage are paid by the landlord. Message me if you're interested!

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby walk » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:15 am

+1

I am an international student from China. Glad to meet you guys!! I'm looking forward to seeing you in fall!!

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby thinktankdonahue » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:10 pm

Sent in my deposit. I'm in Southern Oregon. Excited for the fall in the Twin Cities!

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby weber35 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:24 pm

kjadkins wrote:
http://www.law.umn.edu/current/academiccalendar.html

Here's the academic calendar. Orientation doesn't start till Aug 30. Seems like we start/finish fall semester kind of late. Last day of exams is only two days before Christmas Eve.


Thanks for the link - certainly does seem late. I wouldn't mind getting, or 'purchasing,' my laptop prior than the week before classes. Oh well, I guess.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby kjadkins » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:55 am

eve2490 wrote:
weber35 wrote:
kjadkins wrote:
http://www.law.umn.edu/current/academiccalendar.html

Here's the academic calendar. Orientation doesn't start till Aug 30. Seems like we start/finish fall semester kind of late. Last day of exams is only two days before Christmas Eve.


Thanks for the link - certainly does seem late. I wouldn't mind getting, or 'purchasing,' my laptop prior than the week before classes. Oh well, I guess.


I am curious, will you guys be holding on to your personal laptops?? I don't want to let go of my beloved Macbook Pro just yet, but I don't need to have 2 laptops. Selling my Mac will help level out the cost of getting the Lenovo anyway


I'm probably going to keep mine and use it for personal stuff, it already has all of my music and stuff so it'll just be easier to keep using that to sync my iphone and such. It's been kind of on the fritz lately so I'll be using the school one for anything semi-important. It's a 4 year old bottom-of-the-line macbook, so I doubt anyone would buy it anyway.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby tropicalpeach » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:51 am

I'm definitely keeping mine. I'm going to use it for class, etc. I'm only bringing the ibm brick for exams. No need to carry that thing back and forth every day

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby FourOnTheFloor » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:31 am

The class schedule has been posted for next year (although I haven't seen any information about sections, and am guessing we won't until orientation). http://law.umn.edu/current/courseschedules.html

Looks like we have 15 credits in the fall (Civ Pro, Contracts, Con Law, Torts) and 17 in the spring (Property, Crim, elective, Practice & Professionalism, Legal Writing and Statutory Interpretation). Kind of surprised it was split up this way as I expected them to split the 6 required doctrinal classes evenly between the two semesters. Seems like fall will be tougher than I expected, while spring will probably be a bit easier.

Edit: Actually, it looks like legal writing is offered both semesters. Not sure what to make of that.
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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby superdesai » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:18 am

Looks like I'll be headed to Minnesota as well in the fall. Male from Chicago, will be looking for roommates. Message me if you're interested.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby weber35 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:23 pm

My current laptop is six years old, putting me in a tight spot right now. Under normal circumstances, I would have replaced it by now, but now I'm just waiting till Aug. 30 to scrap it.

@FourOnTheFloor: The way I under stand it, Legal Writing in the fall is a pass/fail one credit class. I believe the spring is a full three credit class (not sure about P/F). It should make for an even 16/16 split between the semesters though. That's assuming they haven't changed it.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby geoduck » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:56 pm

weber35 wrote:My current laptop is six years old, putting me in a tight spot right now. Under normal circumstances, I would have replaced it by now, but now I'm just waiting till Aug. 30 to scrap it.

@FourOnTheFloor: The way I under stand it, Legal Writing in the fall is a pass/fail one credit class. I believe the spring is a full three credit class (not sure about P/F). It should make for an even 16/16 split between the semesters though. That's assuming they haven't changed it.


Yeah that's the way I understood it as well. 16/16 with a 1 credit pass/fail legal writing class first semester.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby tessakate6 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:45 pm

Just got my place in Uptown! Looking forward to the Minnesota summer before I shut myself indoors for 9 months!

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby kjadkins » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:30 pm

tessakate6 wrote:Just got my place in Uptown! Looking forward to the Minnesota summer before I shut myself indoors for 9 months!


When are you moving in? I'll be there in about three weeks! :)

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby geoduck » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:37 pm

Wow! I thought I was going to be getting in early moving on the first of August. We'll definitely need a TLS meetup sometime in August. A pre-orientation orientation.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby tessakate6 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:36 pm

When are you moving in? I'll be there in about three weeks!


I will be moving in June 1st. You'll be downtown, right?

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby kjadkins » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:48 am

tessakate6 wrote:
When are you moving in? I'll be there in about three weeks!


I will be moving in June 1st. You'll be downtown, right?


Yep! We should get coffee or something over the summer. I'd love to get to know some classmates before the school year starts.

Also, my boyfriend and I would definitely be willing to host a TLS social at our apartment if you all want to have a few drinks and get to know each other sometime in Aug before school starts!

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby loblaw » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:18 am

I'm planning to come on August 1st. Did anyone look at apartments downtown at all? I'm looking for recommendations in that area.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby tessakate6 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:40 am

Yep! We should get coffee or something over the summer. I'd love to get to know some classmates before the school year starts.

Also, my boyfriend and I would definitely be willing to host a TLS social at our apartment if you all want to have a few drinks and get to know each other sometime in Aug before school starts!


Sounds great! My boyfriend is at Northwestern Law now but will be working in the Cities, so it would be nice to meet some other couples going through the grind...

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby athenian » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:48 pm

I'm hoping on moving up there at least a couple weeks beofre the start of school.

As much as I'd love to up and quit my job(s) and move there now, it's simply not feasible.




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