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Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby badgerlawstudent » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:46 pm

Shoot

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby ZachOda » Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:29 pm

What is the life like in Madison, is the class close?

How are employment prospects, where do most graduates go?

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby Panther7 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:00 pm

ZachOda wrote:What is the life like in Madison, is the class close?

How are employment prospects, where do most graduates go?



Awesome, yes.

Not sure, but most stay in wi/midwest (mostly by choice)

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby nphsbuckeye » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:12 am

What will the Ohio State/Wisconsin line be? And by how many points will Ohio State win? TIA.

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby Panther7 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:48 am

nphsbuckeye wrote:What will the Ohio State/Wisconsin line be? And by how many points will Ohio State win? TIA.


I have no idea, we get zero respect from the media (really, 11?). But I have tickets to the game, so it's going to be fun! Both teams should be undefeated going into it.

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby nphsbuckeye » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:20 pm

Panther7 wrote:
nphsbuckeye wrote:What will the Ohio State/Wisconsin line be? And by how many points will Ohio State win? TIA.


I have no idea, we get zero respect from the media (really, 11?). But I have tickets to the game, so it's going to be fun! Both teams should be undefeated going into it.

Power running isn't sexy. Wisconsin uses power running. Therefore, Wisconsin is not sexy. Conversely, Oregon, which has no defense comparable to yours, ours (Ok, my UG, not necessarily my future law school's), or Iowa's, has sky rocketed.

Yeah, I think you guys ought to beat MSU; but it should be a game, even if D'antonio is not on the field.

Um, pertaining to this thread.... Hoping for a 165ish or higher for a good chance of admission!

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby Panther7 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:11 pm

dood wrote:between mondays or the KK, which do u prefer?


I've been to monday's once (but was blackout drunk), and i'm not sure I've been to the KK.

I don't think I can answer this one fairly.

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:47 pm

You are not a real Wisconsin law student if you've never been to the KK. Sorry.

/s former Wisconsin law student

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby Panther7 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:33 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:You are not a real Wisconsin law student if you've never been to the KK. Sorry.

/s former Wisconsin law student


I've been here a little over a month, cut me some slack...

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:49 pm

Panther7 wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:You are not a real Wisconsin law student if you've never been to the KK. Sorry.

/s former Wisconsin law student


I've been here a little over a month, cut me some slack...


Sorry, thought you were a 2L.

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby Panther7 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:03 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Panther7 wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:You are not a real Wisconsin law student if you've never been to the KK. Sorry.

/s former Wisconsin law student


I've been here a little over a month, cut me some slack...


Sorry, thought you were a 2L.


I am but a lowly 1L, I just hijacked someone's thread.

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby gmtelon » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:45 pm

If you are not an athlete or someone trying to hook up with an athlete, there's not much of a reason to go to KK instead of somewhere else :)

edit: Assuming, of course, we are talking about Kollege Klub and not Karaoke Kid.

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby akahn2 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:28 am

UG here at UW Madison but happy to weigh in on factors not directly related to the rigors of the law school. First off Madison is an incredible place, brimming with activity and energy! State street provides an array of restaurants, ranging from the mundane staples of college dining-subway, chipotle, potbelly's, etc.-to the more exciting (make sure you try Rising Son's deli or Fresco restaurant, a particularly good date spot with a breathtaking view of the capital). Those willing to venture beyond State Street will find incredible restaurants in Madison; try Sardine for brunch!

The UG bar scene and football Super Saturdays contribute to weekend social agendas (try Tuesday Flip Night at State Street Brats, Monday Bacon Night at Wandos or Wednesday Beer and Shot night at the KK if you are looking for some typical UG fun). For the more mature crowd still seeking potent potables ventures out towards the Capital, where bars are free of sophomores toting fake IDs and ordering rounds of Long Islands. Try the Great Dane, a casual restaurant/bar featuring local Wisconsin beers. Before you arrange an intervention on my behalf, know that there is way more to do in Madison than just frequent bars. The weekly Farmer's Market provides excellent people watching and incredible eats! If you are a jogger, or merely enjoy a scenic view, I suggest running along the Lake Shore Path to Picnic point (weather permitting). Art Museums and concerts at the Orphium or Overture Center offer variety and culture. And you simply can't beat the view at the Union-right on the water!

Congratulations on joining the Wisconsin Community! Again, I am not a law student here, but I adore my undergraduate university and would be happy to answer questions about daily life here!

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby Stringer6 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:50 pm

the KK sucks

have to go toward the Capital for good bars

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby brickman » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:55 pm

ZachOda wrote:
How are employment prospects, where do most graduates go?

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby shadeswrinkle » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:21 pm

Where do most law students live? Is there a forum on which incoming 1L's find one another to get a place?

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby Panther7 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:24 pm

They live all over. A number live near the capital, others live right next to the law school, others live 5 miles away and take a bus to the school (the public transportation is good here, free bus pass with tuition, bus stop right next to school). It really depends on how far you want to be in winter (and how far from the bars!!!!) and how much you're willing to pay for that. I know several people found roommates either on here, craiglist (etc.) or on the incoming class facebook group (a lot of this went on there: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=483301220264 Not sure if you can see it or not). And despite what you may hear, living with a fellow law student is not bad at all, even a 2L or 3L. Only bad thing is that your apartment is a mess during finals since nobody wants to take time to clean.

As for employment, most people stay in Wisconsin (no bar, and this state is awesome). Some go to bordering states, and I think it's like 83% or something really high stay in the Midwest. The rest most likely represents those who came to school here from the coasts who wanted to go back despite our awesomeness. From what I gather, most people who go the big firm route from Wisconsin stick to Minneapolis/Milwaukee/Chicago markets. But I don't know much about this yet, maybe someone else knows better than me.

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby 37duncan » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:15 pm

Seems WI doesn't give a lot of $
I know residency is impossible to establish, but do OOS applicants ever receive scholarship so that they pay instate tuition?

upper 160s lsat and 3.4+ gpa

what are 2-3 strengths/weaknesses of the school?
thoughts on the rest of the class? what do WI grads want to do when graduate?

Thanks!!

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby Panther7 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:42 pm

37duncan wrote:Seems WI doesn't give a lot of $
I know residency is impossible to establish, but do OOS applicants ever receive scholarship so that they pay instate tuition?

upper 160s lsat and 3.4+ gpa

what are 2-3 strengths/weaknesses of the school?
thoughts on the rest of the class? what do WI grads want to do when graduate?

Thanks!!


I don't believe they offer schollys like that, they just award money from whatever your going rate is. And they do give money, just not a lot to instates. I know plenty of people who have some money.

Strengths:
Wisconsin Law, along with no bar exam requirement to practice in WI.
Criminal Law
They teach you practical lawyering

Weakness:
Clerkships (although school is trying to address this, seems to be more of a self selecting thing than inability to get)
Writing Program (only one semester and in the spring, while some love this idea, kinda leaves you behind)

WI grads are just like grads from every other law school in the country, they want to get a job doing what they love, and what that is varies from student to student.

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby lawschooliseasy » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:44 pm

Did you go to the game?

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby Panther7 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:58 am

lawschooliseasy wrote:Did you go to the game?

may dad was going to come down and go with me, but tickets were going for around 100 a few days ago so we decided to pass. i watched it on tv.

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby 17ShortFuse » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:49 pm

Panther7 wrote:
37duncan wrote:Seems WI doesn't give a lot of $
I know residency is impossible to establish, but do OOS applicants ever receive scholarship so that they pay instate tuition?

upper 160s lsat and 3.4+ gpa

what are 2-3 strengths/weaknesses of the school?
thoughts on the rest of the class? what do WI grads want to do when graduate?

Thanks!!


I don't believe they offer schollys like that, they just award money from whatever your going rate is. And they do give money, just not a lot to instates. I know plenty of people who have some money.

Strengths:
Wisconsin Law, along with no bar exam requirement to practice in WI.
Criminal Law
They teach you practical lawyering

Weakness:
Clerkships (although school is trying to address this, seems to be more of a self selecting thing than inability to get)
Writing Program (only one semester and in the spring, while some love this idea, kinda leaves you behind)

WI grads are just like grads from every other law school in the country, they want to get a job doing what they love, and what that is varies from student to student.


The writing program continues in the Fall. We will get 2 semesters of it.

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby Panther7 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:18 pm

17ShortFuse wrote:
Panther7 wrote:
37duncan wrote:Seems WI doesn't give a lot of $
I know residency is impossible to establish, but do OOS applicants ever receive scholarship so that they pay instate tuition?

upper 160s lsat and 3.4+ gpa

what are 2-3 strengths/weaknesses of the school?
thoughts on the rest of the class? what do WI grads want to do when graduate?

Thanks!!


I don't believe they offer schollys like that, they just award money from whatever your going rate is. And they do give money, just not a lot to instates. I know plenty of people who have some money.

Strengths:
Wisconsin Law, along with no bar exam requirement to practice in WI.
Criminal Law
They teach you practical lawyering

Weakness:
Clerkships (although school is trying to address this, seems to be more of a self selecting thing than inability to get)
Writing Program (only one semester and in the spring, while some love this idea, kinda leaves you behind)

WI grads are just like grads from every other law school in the country, they want to get a job doing what they love, and what that is varies from student to student.


The writing program continues in the Fall. We will get 2 semesters of it.


Wasn't aware of that, I guess it won't matter much in the long run. I still feel behind par with this though, wish we had it first semester, despite the work.

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Re: Wisconsin 2L Taking Questions

Postby Hippononymous » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:01 pm

Does anyone know anything about the University Apartments (Eagle Heights/University Houses/Harvey Street Apartments)? I'm worried about:

A) Lots of kids running around,
B) Lots of undergrads stumbling around, and
C) Tiny-ass kitchens

Harvey Street is grad students only, but they're furnished (not necessary, or even desired) and they just don't sound that nice. Anyone have experience with these? Seen them? Advice?




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