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University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Postby J Mack » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:20 pm

Got my undergrad here, the law school facilities right now are terrible, but they are moving in 2009 to a way nice building downtown, and I am sure this will boost them in the rankings over the next few years. Very fun town to live in. Crime around the school and that area is a problem. Housing is very affordable, main campus is maybe 10 minutes from downtown Memphis, law school will be moving to downtown Memphis in '09. With exception of the crime, loved being an undergrad at Memphis.

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Postby Nashville86 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:58 pm

The law school will not be moving downtown this year. They are "anticipating" that some classes will be in the new building by Spring 2010. I hope people do not choose Memphis for the facilities, because you aren't even guaranteed to be in the downtown building your first year. That being said, I applied there after seeing how nice the law school facility will be, but its Tier 4 ranking overshadows any positives in my mind.

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Postby J Mack » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:42 pm

thats too bad. i moved in spring from memphis, took the tour and thats all they talked about, was moving there in '09, bummer. now there are people on this board that might not have many schools to choose from. i would say this is a nicer tier 3-4 school, and will definitely move up in the future.

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Postby Nashville86 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:12 am

J Mack wrote:thats too bad. i moved in spring from memphis, took the tour and thats all they talked about, was moving there in '09, bummer. now there are people on this board that might not have many schools to choose from. i would say this is a nicer tier 3-4 school, and will definitely move up in the future.



Were you planning on enrolling this fall? I am just saying I hope people dont think they will, from the start, get to spend all of their time at the new law building downtown. It could be that only some classes are housed their in the Spring of 2010, but other classes you have to go to the main campus. I do not know this for sure, but I would be skeptical based on the wording of "we anticipate to start having classes" in spring 2010. Not trying to dissuade anyone from attending Memphis, but the only thing appealing to me was the new building, maybe it will go up in rankings, but right now its locked in Tier 4. Which really sucks, because I am a TN resident, and wish the school had some more respect.


-Oh and as far as crime goes, people really over exaggerate the crime issue in Memphis. Either way, the new law school building is in a very nice part of downtown, nothing to worry about down there, it just gets a little fishy on the outskirts IMO.

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Postby Nashville86 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:03 pm

J Mack wrote:-no i was not planning on enrolling to law school in memphis, in fact i didn't even apply. i'm looking to go somewhere in the northwest, i.e. seattle, lewis & clark

-i will say that memphis has a lot of shady areas, and crime will not be as bad in the immediate area of the law school.

-i also do not think the crime is over exaggerated. while i was an undergrad i had a friend murdered on campus(carpenter complex), i saw a student get stabbed on campus(behind the library), and i saw a student get robbed at gun point, all on campus(by wilder tower).

-that being said about the crime, there are some really nice, safe parts of memphis a lot of students choose to live in and commute 10-15 minutes to school.




I am very sorry to hear about your friend, that truly is horrible. However, do you honestly believe that the safety concerns on the campus of a university such as Memphis are indicative to the overall crime issue of an entire city? I said the crime is over exaggerated for the city of Memphis in my opinion. College campuses are full of dumb 20 something year olds, and in Memphis's case there is gang involvement possibly on the campus itself, therefore I find it highly irrelevant to cite crime statistics/concerns from the campus alone. Especially here where people will eventually spend the entirety of their time in a very safe downtown area.

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Postby Bikeflip » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:04 pm

Concerning the new building, gotta give credit where credit is due:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/amiev/2608942650/

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Postby scizo409 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:28 am

I am a 1L at Memphis right now and they tell us we will be in the new building for Spring 2010 now. Apparently there were some difficulties with the previous occupants of the building taking their sweet time moving out which has put construction behind schedule. I'm not sure how much credence should be lent to that, but the new building looks awesome ( I live downtown and drive by it everyday). The current building sucks though and I will be glad to move. For anyone worried about crime, the new building is near touristy areas so the cops keep the crime in check.

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Postby LoriBelle » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:09 pm

I'm a 1L at Memphis, and I just wanted to update this thread by noting that we did move to the downtown campus in Spring 2010. The new building is amazing - it is like night and day compared to the old building! I'm loving my time at Memphis.

The area around the school is pretty safe. There are students, lawyers, and other professionals coming and going on a regular basis. The University has discounted parking contracts with Central Parking; for the record, I recommend City Garage (at Monroe and Front) over the Shoppers' Garage (at Jefferson and Front) because Confederate Park, which is located between the Shoppers' Garage and the law school, gets a little bit sketchy after dark. There are police escorts available if you need one at night. Security in the building itself is pretty strict. Students and professors must wear their University IDs on lanyards at all times. No one is permitted to enter the building without an ID; guests of students must be signed in by the student and receive a temporary badge at the security desk. I am a pretty vulnerable, paranoid person, but I do feel safe.

I agree with the person above who anticipated Memphis moving up in the rankings. It is currently a Tier 3 (not a Tier 4, as stated above) school, but with the new building, we will have better access to the courts and develop a better relationship with the legal community in general. A new broom sweeps clean.

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Postby scrills108 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:37 am

Memphis is really moving up. The new building is right on the Mississippi River and in the center of downtown Memphis. Here is a link for photos and fun facts: http://www.hydefoundation.org/news/2010/01/11/university-of-memphis-law-school-opens-today-in-former-us-customs-house.111398

Some sources have the law school moving into the top 100 in the next three years. That combined with its great in-state tuition make it an ideal place to go to law school in the Southeast.

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Re: University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Postby ishberry14 » Thu May 13, 2010 2:30 am

scrills108 wrote:Memphis is really moving up. The new building is right on the Mississippi River and in the center of downtown Memphis. Here is a link for photos and fun facts: http://www.hydefoundation.org/news/2010/01/11/university-of-memphis-law-school-opens-today-in-former-us-customs-house.111398

Some sources have the law school moving into the top 100 in the next three years. That combined with its great in-state tuition make it an ideal place to go to law school in the Southeast.



THIS. if in fact memphis does move up into the top 100 in its rankings, that would be huge for the school and definitely a major plus for the city to have a law school in the top 100. i visited the new building just a couple of days ago and it is marvelous. going back next week to visit again, since a couple of law students are giving prospective students a grand tour all of next week




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