University of Oklahoma 2010!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby cuzco2000 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:07 am

They only have one meeting a month and it was just held on Friday the 22nd, so probably about a month or so. I received a phone call on Friday letting me know I was in :) but I'm not sure if they do that for everyone. Hope this helps!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Brac1681 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:21 am

Congrats to you! Do you mind my asking your GPA/LSAT? If you don't want to share I understand. Are you from Oklahoma?

Thanks for the info!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:07 am

Brac1681 wrote:Does anyone mind sharing the timeframe it took OU to give them an answer? I live in Oklahoma and just recently applied. I'm just wondering how long of a wait I've got on my hands. Also, do they only notify you via phone call? Thanks in advance for any information guys!

Craig


I sent mine on Oct. 25th and was accepted on Nov. 12th. So, pretty quick in my experience.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:25 am

Just found this thread. First, congrats to those of you who have been accepted. To those who haven't yet, be persistent, go visit, and be professional. At OU (and, I suspect, many other schools) that can go a long way to nabbing one of the remaining spots.

Second, I'm a 1L at OU. If you have any general or specific questions about life at the law school, Norman, employment prospects, etc. feel free to ask. I'll try to give you as candid an answer possible given the semi-anonymity of this forum. Also, we're about to start our (limited) 1L OCI, so if there are any questions about that process, I'll be happy to help best I can.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:19 pm

patrickd139 wrote:Just found this thread. First, congrats to those of you who have been accepted. To those who haven't yet, be persistent, go visit, and be professional. At OU (and, I suspect, many other schools) that can go a long way to nabbing one of the remaining spots.

Second, I'm a 1L at OU. If you have any general or specific questions about life at the law school, Norman, employment prospects, etc. feel free to ask. I'll try to give you as candid an answer possible given the semi-anonymity of this forum. Also, we're about to start our (limited) 1L OCI, so if there are any questions about that process, I'll be happy to help best I can.


how do you feel about your employment prospects?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:27 pm

Brac1681 wrote:Does anyone mind sharing the timeframe it took OU to give them an answer? I live in Oklahoma and just recently applied. I'm just wondering how long of a wait I've got on my hands. Also, do they only notify you via phone call? Thanks in advance for any information guys!

Craig

They called me. I'm in OK too. I applied Sept. 1 - first day they were taking applications. Those decisions came out in November. It's hard to judge now though. I would say they won't take very long, but that's just a hunch. You could call or visit.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:20 pm

isaiah6v8 wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:Just found this thread. First, congrats to those of you who have been accepted. To those who haven't yet, be persistent, go visit, and be professional. At OU (and, I suspect, many other schools) that can go a long way to nabbing one of the remaining spots.

Second, I'm a 1L at OU. If you have any general or specific questions about life at the law school, Norman, employment prospects, etc. feel free to ask. I'll try to give you as candid an answer possible given the semi-anonymity of this forum. Also, we're about to start our (limited) 1L OCI, so if there are any questions about that process, I'll be happy to help best I can.


how do you feel about your employment prospects?

+1 I'd like to know the answer to this as well.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:08 pm

Stephanie13 wrote:
isaiah6v8 wrote:how do you feel about your employment prospects?

+1 I'd like to know the answer to this as well.


In the state of Oklahoma, I feel very positive. Am I going to land a biglaw job in New York? Probably not. Has something like that happened here in the past? Yes. If you have any specific questions about employment, feel free to ask and I'll be as candid as I can answering them.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby cmorrow5 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:04 pm

Accepted last Friday via phone call, I didn't make it to the phone in time so they left a voice-mail. Waiting on package in the mail to see if any scholarship money was offered.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby washed out » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:45 pm

I got a call from Susan, the recruiting specialist, last Friday to let me know I'm admitted. There was no mention of scholarship info or anything I should be expecting in the mail. I've been on vacation and won't be home until Monday, Feb. 1, though.

I sent my application in Dec. 28.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby cmorrow5 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:45 pm

I didn't hear anything either, just wishful thinking.

But from what I heard is they call you when you are admitted and then your application goes to the scholarship committee. Then you get the packet in the mail after that. Of course, that is all hearsay.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:22 pm

cmorrow5 wrote:I didn't hear anything either, just wishful thinking.

But from what I heard is they call you when you are admitted and then your application goes to the scholarship committee. Then you get the packet in the mail after that. Of course, that is all hearsay.


IIRC, that's the process by which I was accepted.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:36 pm

I heard about my scholly about 2 weeks after my acceptance. You can always call and ask Susan, she is really helpful.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:37 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:
isaiah6v8 wrote:how do you feel about your employment prospects?

+1 I'd like to know the answer to this as well.


In the state of Oklahoma, I feel very positive. Am I going to land a biglaw job in New York? Probably not. Has something like that happened here in the past? Yes. If you have any specific questions about employment, feel free to ask and I'll be as candid as I can answering them.


what about getting a prosecutor job in Texas or Florida, or even a JAG appointment? Just wondering if you have heard of any of your friends doing something like this. Are you from OK originally?

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:53 pm

isaiah6v8 wrote:what about getting a prosecutor job in Texas or Florida, or even a JAG appointment? Just wondering if you have heard of any of your friends doing something like this. Are you from OK originally?


I'm from Texas. I'm unsure about Florida, so this may or may not apply to that state. My gut reaction is that if you want to practice in Florida, you would be better served going to one of the regional schools that service the state, or to a national school, to ensure optimal job prospects. That said, there are at least two people in my section (which is ~ 1/4 of the total entering class) from Florida, both of whom are planning to return. Both have lots of cultivated contacts in the area, so take that with a grain of salt.

As for the prosecutor's job in Texas: is it possible? Yes. Is it easier because one graduated from OU? Maybe. OU's largest job market is obviously Oklahoma. Second, we send lots of our grads (statistically I'm uncertain, but 25% seems about right) out of state, mainly to Texas and Arkansas. Tarrant County DA's office is recruiting 1Ls this semester, but that's the only one I know of off-hand. My advice here is the same as for Florida: if you want to be a prosecutor in Texas, go to a Texas school or a national school.

JAG: it's absolutely possible. I know a handful of people who are going this route, spanning all of the branches. I am currently going through the GLP program for the Air Force and will find out in March whether I will be offered a commission. There is a great thread on here about military law (also the name of the thread, I believe) that I would highly recommend checking out. Long story short, it matters far less where you go to law school for JAG applicants than your desire to serve/prior military service, physical fitness and speaking skills.

Edit: Military Law thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=31543

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby washed out » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:31 pm

Just got home and opened up the sent package.

Basically says the 'scholarship committee' automatically reviews any accepted person's application for scholarship opportunities. They'll send me something if I qualify. Yay.

Now on to FAFSA.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:34 pm

congrats on all the new acceptances!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby babyt8_99 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:56 pm

First, congrats to all the new acceptances!! Like, the previous poster, I am a current 1L (c/o 2012!!) :D

i'd be willing to answer questions too. I think Patrick covered the job prospects question. I did want to point out that those of you who do not receive an initial scholarship offer, NEVER FEAR. You will get a secondary chance for scholarship money shortly after the semester begins. I received no scholarship originally but qualified for one in the second round of selections.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:22 am

babyt8_99 wrote:First, congrats to all the new acceptances!! Like, the previous poster, I am a current 1L (c/o 2012!!) :D

i'd be willing to answer questions too. I think Patrick covered the job prospects question. I did want to point out that those of you who do not receive an initial scholarship offer, NEVER FEAR. You will get a secondary chance for scholarship money shortly after the semester begins. I received no scholarship originally but qualified for one in the second round of selections.


Additional pro-tip: admissions committee has been known to be open to scholarship negotiations. If you have a legit need for scholarships, let them know and they'll try to work with you.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:30 am

patrickd139 wrote:
babyt8_99 wrote:First, congrats to all the new acceptances!! Like, the previous poster, I am a current 1L (c/o 2012!!) :D

i'd be willing to answer questions too. I think Patrick covered the job prospects question. I did want to point out that those of you who do not receive an initial scholarship offer, NEVER FEAR. You will get a secondary chance for scholarship money shortly after the semester begins. I received no scholarship originally but qualified for one in the second round of selections.


Additional pro-tip: admissions committee has been known to be open to scholarship negotiations. If you have a legit need for scholarships, let them know and they'll try to work with you.


from experience I was able to wiggle a few more K out of them by showing them the amount Alabama is offering me. However, because tuition is so low, it appears they do not go very high on the money. Susan did say the opportunities next year should be pretty good, though.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby planopal » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:10 pm

Does anyone have any suggestions on places to live in Norman? Advice on 2br apartments would be much appreciated!

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:51 pm

planopal wrote:Does anyone have any suggestions on places to live in Norman? Advice on 2br apartments would be much appreciated!


Have you checked out the on-capmus housing? It seemed like there were some nice options.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:03 pm

If someone can find the OU thread for last year's cycle I posted quite a bit about housing options in Norman since I went there for undergrad.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby planopal » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:13 pm

Thanks! I will definitely give both of those a try.

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Re: University of Oklahoma 2010!

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:06 pm

isaiah6v8 wrote:what about getting a prosecutor job in Texas or Florida, or even a JAG appointment? Just wondering if you have heard of any of your friends doing something like this. Are you from OK originally?


Update: though my advice remains the same as the last post on this, I was just offered a summer internship with the US Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Texas. Moral of the story: it's possible.




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