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Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:40 am
by Mulliganstew
Here I thought I'd be hosting the Drexel 1L thread. There are plenty of IUB 1L's on the forums so I'm sure most any question will have someone qualified to answer it.

In the interest of openness, I got off the wait list late at IUB, and it was the best ranked school to take me. That said, I love it here in Bloomington so far.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:18 am
by Veritas
How mobile is the degree?

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:20 am
by Mulliganstew
A majority of the students come from different states, and I believe a majority leave the state. The biggest states mentioned in orientation are Illinois, California, Indiana (obviously), Michigan, and some others I can't remember off the top of my head because I stopped listening after California and Illinois.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:23 am
by Veritas
Mulliganstew wrote:A majority of the students come from different states, and I believe a majority leave the state. The biggest states mentioned in orientation are Illinois, California, Indiana (obviously), Michigan, and some others I can't remember off the top of my head because I stopped listening after California and Illinois.

oh, that's cool that it comes back to CA.

I'm not asking just to be nice, btw. I'm seriously considering an application.

Do you think to get back to CA I would have to be in the top?

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:27 am
by Carlisle
Mulliganstew wrote:Here I thought I'd be hosting the Drexel 1L thread. There are plenty of IUB 1L's on the forums so I'm sure most any question will have someone qualified to answer it.

In the interest of openness, I got off the wait list late at IUB, and it was the best ranked school to take me. That said, I love it here in Bloomington so far.

i have similar numbers to you, and i watched your cycle closely last year. i'm hoping i too can get into schools like indiana, but what specifically did you like about the school, apart from rankings. what convinced you to go there?

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:33 am
by Mulliganstew
Veritas wrote:oh, that's cool that it comes back to CA.

I'm not asking just to be nice, btw. I'm seriously considering an application.

Do you think to get back to CA I would have to be in the top?


I'm sure it wouldn't hurt, but as far as I know, it's mainly networking with alumni in California that's most important. I talked to a 2L who said that being specific on where you want to live is vital to interview success. He mentioned that someone who came from out of state will have to convince in-state law firms that they intend to stay since the first few years are a loss for most firms on new hires. So, you'd actually have a decent time convincing California firms that you'd want to move back since you've lived there before and have history.

Carlisle wrote:i have similar numbers to you, and i watched your cycle closely last year. i'm hoping i too can get into schools like indiana, but what specifically did you like about the school, apart from rankings. what convinced you to go there?


I put Indiana up there with Illinois and Iowa because it was a strong Midwest school that had a good quality of life and strong placement in regions that you wouldn't expect from a Midwestern school. The scholarship helped a ton though to be brutally honest.


Edit: This wasn't as important to me, but Indiana recently added one of the top IP professors in the nation in Professor Janis.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:08 pm
by kings84_wr
Veritas wrote:
Mulliganstew wrote:A majority of the students come from different states, and I believe a majority leave the state. The biggest states mentioned in orientation are Illinois, California, Indiana (obviously), Michigan, and some others I can't remember off the top of my head because I stopped listening after California and Illinois.

oh, that's cool that it comes back to CA.

I'm not asking just to be nice, btw. I'm seriously considering an application.

Do you think to get back to CA I would have to be in the top?


I know there about 8 of us from CA that are 1l's this year.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:21 pm
by Mulliganstew
That, and Michael Uslan, the executive producer of the Batman films and an Indiana law grad was telling us about a group called the Hollywood Hoosiers. Apparently there's a huge grass roots networking movement among Indiana grads in southern Cali.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:42 pm
by kings84_wr
Mulliganstew wrote:That, and Michael Uslan, the executive producer of the Batman films and an Indiana law grad was telling us about a group called the Hollywood Hoosiers. Apparently there's a huge grass roots networking movement among Indiana grads in southern Cali.


I was pretty pissed that I missed him speak, I heard it was pretty awesome.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:38 pm
by Spoonmanners
kings84_wr wrote:
Mulliganstew wrote:That, and Michael Uslan, the executive producer of the Batman films and an Indiana law grad was telling us about a group called the Hollywood Hoosiers. Apparently there's a huge grass roots networking movement among Indiana grads in southern Cali.


I was pretty pissed that I missed him speak, I heard it was pretty awesome.


I missed it too, and I make a point to never miss out on free pizza.

To touch on a few things, IU tied with the quickest response, scholarship in all, within a month of sending my app out late in the cycle.

I know that about a third of the 2012 class is from Indiana; the rest, like me, are from out of state.

I managed to tell the school I accepted a few weeks before the rankings jump. The scholarship was too much to turn down, especially after I checked out the school and the town.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:42 pm
by chewdak
Could you draw comparisons with other Midwest schools?
I'm looking at Minn, Wisc, and Iowa.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:06 pm
by Spoonmanners
chewdak wrote:Could you draw comparisons with other Midwest schools?
I'm looking at Minn, Wisc, and Iowa.


Maybe someone else would be better to answer that, but that never stopped me from answering a question before.

I applied to Minnesota (deferred) and Wisconsin (wait listed, but who wasn't last cycle?) so I never visited. Wisconsin was more of a backup school for me, who put me on their wait list after I got nice offers from better schools. Madison is supposed to be a great place to live, but Bloomington has been great. I really didn't like how they handled their cycle last year, so I didn't jump onto their wait list or write the letter of intent THEY STRONGLY RECOMMENDED IN THIS FASHION.

The consensus on this board was Iowa has poor job placement into Chicago and such, and I read a few other things that made me not really want to apply.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:32 am
by Mulliganstew
chewdak wrote:Could you draw comparisons with other Midwest schools?
I'm looking at Minn, Wisc, and Iowa.


I can't say much about MN or WI, but I applied to Iowa and was waitlisted. I chose not to stay on it as it was my third choice behind Indiana and Illinois mainly for the reasons mentioned in the previous post. Iowa doesn't place as well as Indiana does in Chicago right now, and that's crucial in this economy. That said, Bloomington is a better place to live too. I could visit three different cities on a moment's notice: Indianapolis is only an hour and a few minutes away, same with Louisville, KY, and Cinci is only a little over 2 hours away. Not only does this lead to fun weekend trips, but it's great for interviews and possible internships.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:43 am
by anothernancydrew
1) I'm curious as to what you did to get in off the wait list? Anything special?

2) What do you think IUB is looking for in an applicant (above and beyond the obvious numbers)?

If you wouldn't mind, I'd be curious to know what your numbers were,but I understand if you aren't keen on posting that...

Thanks for answering questions!

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:15 pm
by Mulliganstew
anothernancydrew wrote:1) I'm curious as to what you did to get in off the wait list? Anything special?

2) What do you think IUB is looking for in an applicant (above and beyond the obvious numbers)?

If you wouldn't mind, I'd be curious to know what your numbers were,but I understand if you aren't keen on posting that...

Thanks for answering questions!


1. I actually didn't do anything. I was cold called by them. I'm sure a letter of continued interest would help a lot though.
2. I can't speak for their admissions office, obviously, but we have an extremely diverse class so I'm sure adding something special to the school through your experiences would help a lot.
2a. 166 LSAT and 2.85 GPA. I'm pretty sure I got in because they needed my LSAT score to balance things out. I'm an oddball in that I probably added very little diversity to the class.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:16 pm
by jms1987
As an Ohio resident, would it make sense for me to look at this school, even if I pay out of state tuition?

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:39 pm
by mpj_3050
jms1987 wrote:As an Ohio resident, would it make sense for me to look at this school, even if I pay out of state tuition?


Same boat as me. Best in Ohio is OSU but it is my undergrad institution and I really would like to go experience a different venue.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:42 pm
by Mulliganstew
I'm an Illinois resident for what it's worth. Indiana tends to give scholarships that give you the equivalent of in-state tuition to almost anyone who enters from out of state.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:16 am
by TarHeel11
How'd you like that 25% bump in tuition this summer?

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:05 am
by Mulliganstew
TarHeel11 wrote:How'd you like that 25% bump in tuition this summer?


It's rough, but nearly everyone got scholarships so it's hard to notice really.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:14 pm
by kings84_wr
I feel bad for some of the people that committed before they announced the increased tuition, but honestly they were so liberal with scholarships that it just doesn't make a difference.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:05 pm
by Mulliganstew
Yeah. As long as they keep adding scholarships, I don't see the school's tuition being a huge problem for anyone.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:09 pm
by Jay-Electronica
Whos your fav prof? Has to be Brown he's the shit

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:13 pm
by Mulliganstew
Professor Geyh might very well be the best professor I've ever had. Period.

Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:46 pm
by kings84_wr
Mulliganstew wrote:Professor Geyh might very well be the best professor I've ever had. Period.


Ha I dont think we have any of the same classes.

I think Boshkoff is my favorite, he's old and hilarious.