University of Minnesota Class of 2015

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2015)
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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby brommanderinchief » Mon May 21, 2012 5:45 pm

Can't wait to meet everyone. When is everyone planning on moving to Minneapolis and where are you living?

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby Nova » Mon May 21, 2012 8:49 pm

Beginning of August and IDK :|

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby ThreeRivers » Mon May 21, 2012 9:50 pm

beginning of August, and Dinkytown

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Mon May 21, 2012 11:43 pm

Anyone looking for a roommate?

I haven't heard back from Gamma House.... total radio silence.

So, I am now looking for roomies, either 2, 3, or even 4 bedroom apartment to keep costs down.

Shoot me a PM.... :P

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby brommanderinchief » Tue May 22, 2012 12:03 pm

Awesome. I'm moving in mid-August, also in Dinkytown.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby whatismylife » Tue May 22, 2012 5:06 pm

Hi everyone!

After several months of sleepless nights, constant anxiety, and serious soul-searching, I have finally decided on Minnesota!!! Looking forward to meeting all of you and please count me in for the TLS pub crawl!!!

P.S. I got an apartment on top of the bar "The Republic" right across the street from the lawl school :D

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby Nova » Tue May 22, 2012 6:26 pm

whatismylife wrote:Hi everyone!

After several months of sleepless nights, constant anxiety, and serious soul-searching, I have finally decided on Minnesota!!! Looking forward to meeting all of you and please count me in for the TLS pub crawl!!!

P.S. I got an apartment on top of the bar "The Republic" right across the street from the lawl school :D



Thats great!!! I followed your choosing a law school thread, and you sure did have a tough choice. Glad you will be joining the class!!

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby minnbills » Wed May 23, 2012 10:47 am

whatismylife wrote:
Swent88 wrote:Current student, just finished 1L year -- happy to answer any questions yall have about anything. I LOVE the U and hope you all choose to attend. Post a reply or PM.


What are your plans for the summer???? Did you land a SA??


+1 Would love to hear what's going on regarding employment

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby whatismylife » Wed May 23, 2012 12:19 pm

Sooo I don't think UMN has ever submitted a video to the Law Revue contest on abovethelaw.com
I would REALLY like to participate in this!! anyone with me???

example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQsPC2n4T6Q

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby Nova » Wed May 23, 2012 1:48 pm

That sounds like a lot of fun. That video had several really funny moments. Thanks for sharing :lol:

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby Swent88 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:21 pm

Full blown summer associate positions are generally not offered to 1Ls. The only firms that offer 1L SAs are through diversity positions, so a few minority students scored some positions, but that's it. However, other than SAs, there are REALLY great job opportunities for 1Ls. If you do well the first year (top quartile) you'll almost certainly get a paid position, e.g. as a paid intern for a smaller law firm, or for a twin cities corporation (tons of positions posted) which pay pretty well. There are also many listings for 1L research assistants for professors. If you're in the top half, decent, but less likely chance of paid work. AND no matter your quartile, The U offers an excellent externship program, which GUARANTEES a position externing with a judge in the twin cities no matter your grades, including federal district court, courts of appeals, and various state courts (although the better grades, the better chance of getting a good court). Obviously that is unpaid (actually have to pay tuition) but you get class credit.

If ended up around the first quartile, and this summer i have a paid internship with a twin cities company part time, other half of the time I'm also doing that externship program. Luckily a managed to score federal court

In terms of general job prospects for 2Ls, and graduates, the Twin Cities is doing really great now. Obviously things were bleak during the downturn, but now things a pretty much back to normal. From what I've heard, the big firms are back to normal hiring numbers.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby Swent88 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:31 pm

whatismylife wrote:Hi everyone!

After several months of sleepless nights, constant anxiety, and serious soul-searching, I have finally decided on Minnesota!!! Looking forward to meeting all of you and please count me in for the TLS pub crawl!!!

P.S. I got an apartment on top of the bar "The Republic" right across the street from the lawl school :D


Good call. definitely the most popular hang out for students. I've probably been to republic about 20 times my first year.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby brommanderinchief » Wed May 23, 2012 6:39 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:beginning of August, and Dinkytown


@ThreeRivers: Where in Dinkytown are you living?

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby kalede » Thu May 24, 2012 2:37 am

whatismylife wrote:Sooo I don't think UMN has ever submitted a video to the Law Revue contest on abovethelaw.com
I would REALLY like to participate in this!! anyone with me???

example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQsPC2n4T6Q


I think most of the effort goes into TORT (Theatre of the Relatively Talentless), so there aren't shorter clips to send in for the ATL Law Revue contest.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby whatismylife » Thu May 24, 2012 10:24 am

kalede wrote:
whatismylife wrote:Sooo I don't think UMN has ever submitted a video to the Law Revue contest on abovethelaw.com
I would REALLY like to participate in this!! anyone with me???

example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQsPC2n4T6Q


I think most of the effort goes into TORT (Theatre of the Relatively Talentless), so there aren't shorter clips to send in for the ATL Law Revue contest.


Can't we have a separate group do the ATL thing? I think at other schools it's really only like 4 or 5 people who participate, so it shouldn't be too hard to put something together.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby woodscommaL » Thu May 24, 2012 10:51 am

brommanderinchief wrote:Can't wait to meet everyone. When is everyone planning on moving to Minneapolis and where are you living?


I'll probably move up late July/early August and I'll be living the dream in suburbia.

Ps. I enjoy your screen name.

whatismylife wrote:Sooo I don't think UMN has ever submitted a video to the Law Revue contest on abovethelaw.com
I would REALLY like to participate in this!! anyone with me???

example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQsPC2n4T6Q


Hell. Yes. This is happening. And we will win.

Would anybody be interested in doing a weekend up north sometime in August? Lake, bonfires, beer...the usual cabin stuff haha. That way any out-of-state-ers can experience the authentic Minnesota experience.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby Nova » Thu May 24, 2012 2:05 pm

UMN wrote: After careful consideration, the Law School has elected to discontinue its mandatory laptop program. Beginning with the Class of 2015, students are free to choose their own laptops.


YAY :D

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby whatismylife » Thu May 24, 2012 2:07 pm

Nova wrote:
UMN wrote: After careful consideration, the Law School has elected to discontinue its mandatory laptop program. Beginning with the Class of 2015, students are free to choose their own laptops.


YAY :D


I JUST READ THIS TOOO AND AM ECSTATICCCCCC

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby ThreeRivers » Thu May 24, 2012 3:13 pm

Haha, definitely a good thing. Kind of funny in my case though, I need a laptop and my mom wanted to buy me 1 as a graduation present and I told her not to. O well

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby woodscommaL » Thu May 24, 2012 3:17 pm

The U ending their laptop requirement is like Christmas came early this year haha. Already shopping for Macs. :)

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby kalede » Thu May 24, 2012 3:50 pm

woodscommaL wrote:Would anybody be interested in doing a weekend up north sometime in August? Lake, bonfires, beer...the usual cabin stuff haha. That way any out-of-state-ers can experience the authentic Minnesota experience.


Yes! That is definitely something i'm down for.

Also, in response to the laptop program being discontinued: AWWWWW YEAH.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby ThreeRivers » Thu May 24, 2012 3:58 pm

woodscommaL wrote:Would anybody be interested in doing a weekend up north sometime in August? Lake, bonfires, beer...the usual cabin stuff haha. That way any out-of-state-ers can experience the authentic Minnesota experience.

I think my 2nd favorite thing in life (behind the beach) is drinking by a campfire lol. Definitely down

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby whatismylife » Thu May 24, 2012 4:20 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:
woodscommaL wrote:Would anybody be interested in doing a weekend up north sometime in August? Lake, bonfires, beer...the usual cabin stuff haha. That way any out-of-state-ers can experience the authentic Minnesota experience.

I think my 2nd favorite thing in life (behind the beach) is drinking by a campfire lol. Definitely down


Count me in too! Pre-law school TLS party in the woods sounds legit.

Btw my parents have a cabin =D

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby brommanderinchief » Thu May 24, 2012 6:01 pm

@woodscommaL: haha thanks, and count me in. Really need to get the authentic Minnesota experience since I've lived in California my whole life.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2015

Postby minnbills » Thu May 24, 2012 6:04 pm

Happy to see the laptop program ditched, now I have no idea what I'm going to get though.

Not sure I want to make the switch to mac... I'm not convinced they're worth the cost, but they are really cool.




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