UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby usuaggie » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:01 pm

BruinsFan wrote:
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lol I was referring to the way you spelled "hear" actually. But that is still a good idea.

"I don't know much aboot what you are talking aboot, eh, but I do know aboot the canadiens win over them Rangers eh."


I'm impressed by your spelling! My name refers to the Boston Bruins, not the UCLA Bruins. I didn't really think about this being a "college forum" before making my name.

The B's suck this year. I even turned off my text updates.


I have a canadian friend who is obsessed with the canadiens, eh, so that's how i knew how to spell it that way, eh.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:52 pm

YAY!!!! I just got accepted to UNLV via email!!! Those who were accepted and got scholarships, was there any mention of scholarships in the email? Mine didn't mention the word "scholarship" anywhere.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby littleconcerned » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:49 pm

I was also curious about UNLV's financial trouble. Hearsay, UNLV Law is a separate entity than UNLV main campus. UNLV main campus is in trouble, UNLV Law is not. Don't know how much truth there is to that, but that is what I have been told.

Also, everyone should keep in mind that Nevada's economy is one of the worst in the nation right now. Hopefully that means that things will get better while you are there, but you never know....great opportunity to buy cheap real estate though!

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:55 pm

littleconcerned wrote:I was also curious about UNLV's financial trouble. Hearsay, UNLV Law is a separate entity than UNLV main campus. UNLV main campus is in trouble, UNLV Law is not. Don't know how much truth there is to that, but that is what I have been told.

Also, everyone should keep in mind that Nevada's economy is one of the worst in the nation right now. Hopefully that means that things will get better while you are there, but you never know....great opportunity to buy cheap real estate though!


That's one of the things my fiancee and I are planning on :)

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby usuaggie » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:19 pm

roguey wrote:YAY!!!! I just got accepted to UNLV via email!!! Those who were accepted and got scholarships, was there any mention of scholarships in the email? Mine didn't mention the word "scholarship" anywhere.



No. It comes in the snailmail.


I doubt that the main campus is in trouble without the law school feeling the effects too. Also, house prices are bottoming out in Vegas, but it is still nowhere near as cheap as where I live (Utah). My apartment is 335/month but in vegas, it would probably be around 600.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby littleconcerned » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:31 pm

I also live in Utah, and attempted to move to Vegas, and for someone who would be interested in purchasing real estate, Vegas is SOOOO much cheaper. Look at the house prices in Vegas vs nearly anywhere in Utah (other than Beaver or Fillmore.) I can get an almost brand new house in Vegas for around 100k.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Zoomba200 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:49 pm

Real Estate is different than rent prices. Rent in Utah IS very cheap, but the housing market in Utah is doing better than that of Vegas.


P.S. My e-mail said the word "scholarship". It said that the admissions packet would contain scholarship information.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:19 pm

Zoomba200 wrote:Real Estate is different than rent prices. Rent in Utah IS very cheap, but the housing market in Utah is doing better than that of Vegas.


P.S. My e-mail said the word "scholarship". It said that the admissions packet would contain scholarship information.


:( My email just says that financial aid information will be in the packet :( Are you sure yours says "scholarship"?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby MixedGirl2009 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:39 pm

roguey wrote:
Zoomba200 wrote:Real Estate is different than rent prices. Rent in Utah IS very cheap, but the housing market in Utah is doing better than that of Vegas.


P.S. My e-mail said the word "scholarship". It said that the admissions packet would contain scholarship information.


:( My email just says that financial aid information will be in the packet :( Are you sure yours says "scholarship"?


My email said nothing about a scholarship, i just double checked, and i got a full ride, don't worry esp with your numbers :) p.s. sorry i haven't written back, been working a lot will reply soon :)

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Zoomba200 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:36 pm

You are right. I checked again and it only says Financial Aid. My mistake.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:52 pm

Woot! That makes me feel so better, Zoomba. MixedGirl, not a problem. I completely understand being overworked, lol. Hopefully they aren't out of the full scholarships. If not, then there's a 95% chance I will be seeing you guys at UNLV in August!!

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Postby yo! » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:24 am

I just got back from my trip to Vegas. I had a great time visiting the school, checking out housing, watching shows, playing poker, and getting shitfaced :P Whenever I get some time, I will write a report of my observations. Stay tuned for that..... Is anyone else attending the ASD on the 27th?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:05 am

yo! wrote:I just got back from my trip to Vegas. I had a great time visiting the school, checking out housing, watching shows, playing poker, and getting shitfaced :P Whenever I get some time, I will write a report of my observations. Stay tuned for that..... Is anyone else attending the ASD on the 27th?

Sounds awesome. Depending on my admissions packet, I just might be there on the 27th. Any news about the money crisis?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby usuaggie » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:43 am

yo! wrote:I just got back from my trip to Vegas. I had a great time visiting the school, checking out housing, watching shows, playing poker, and getting shitfaced :P Whenever I get some time, I will write a report of my observations. Stay tuned for that..... Is anyone else attending the ASD on the 27th?


I'll probably be there.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:56 am

Ok.... how long has it been taking for people to get their packets after they are admitted???? I'm gonna be a nervous wreck until mine comes in the mail!!!

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Zoomba200 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:14 pm

roguey wrote:Ok.... how long has it been taking for people to get their packets after they are admitted???? I'm gonna be a nervous wreck until mine comes in the mail!!!


After the e-mail came (on a Monday), I think I waited about 4 days. I can't remember if it was Thursday or Friday when it came. I am in Utah. Hopefully you'll have it for the weekend!!!

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:18 pm

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roguey wrote:Ok.... how long has it been taking for people to get their packets after they are admitted???? I'm gonna be a nervous wreck until mine comes in the mail!!!


After the e-mail came (on a Monday), I think I waited about 4 days. I can't remember if it was Thursday or Friday when it came. I am in Utah. Hopefully you'll have it for the weekend!!!

I soooo hope I do. I am in Nashville, so that's a little bit of a distance... BUT there are no longer snow storms!! Maybe I'll have it tomorrow or Saturday. That would be a great way to end a grueling work week :)

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:22 pm

roguey wrote:
yo! wrote:I just got back from my trip to Vegas. I had a great time visiting the school, checking out housing, watching shows, playing poker, and getting shitfaced :P Whenever I get some time, I will write a report of my observations. Stay tuned for that..... Is anyone else attending the ASD on the 27th?

Sounds awesome. Depending on my admissions packet, I just might be there on the 27th. Any news about the money crisis?


Yes I talked to them about the financial problems, I'm at work so I don't have time to be specific. However, I was told that Nathan Neely (Director of Admissions/ Financial Aid) will be sending out an email to update admitted students pretty soon. Basically, the law school will be affected, but minimally compared to the rest of NSHE.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:03 pm

Well... looks like I might be seeing you guys in Vegas!!! I just got my admit packet with full tuition scholarship... By far this is the best offer. It really overshadowed the little letter from San Diego with a 25k scholly. I'm sooo gonna try to make it to the next ASD!

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:19 pm

roguey wrote:Well... looks like I might be seeing you guys in Vegas!!! I just got my admit packet with full tuition scholarship... By far this is the best offer. It really overshadowed the little letter from San Diego with a 25k scholly. I'm sooo gonna try to make it to the next ASD!


Awesome! It looks like we will probably be classmates. My wife is staying home to work, so it looks like I will be making the drive by myself. If any non-creepy people in Northern California want to carpool down on Friday, let me know. Also, if any TLSers want to get together for some drinks on Fri or Sat night, we can set something up. I will be staying at the MGM, which is very close to the school.

I actually wrote this long report about my visit the other day, but I accidentally clicked it off and lost it :( . I haven't decided whether to redo it. If anyone has questions about my opinion of the school, feel free to ask. As far as the financial crisis goes, things don't look terrible, but I'm still a little woried about it. They basically said that the law school is in a much better position than the rest of NSHE because it makes more money than any other program and relies on donors for most of its funding. The cirisis will affect the law school in the form of furloughs for faculty (already happening), but hopefully not much more. When I asked about tution increases, the answer went something like this: "We already made our big increase two years ago, which was a necessary step for any up and coming law school. We are hoping that there won't be any significant increases in the future, but obviously I can't guarantee that." They also said that the governor is now planning on larger tax increases to avoid major cuts to education. Sounds like BS to me, but take it for what its worth. As I already said, they are sending an email to update admitted students and I'm sure they will address the budget issue at the ASD.

Also, for those seeking residency, I have some good news for you. This is pretty much a direct quote: "We will generally give blanket residency to any 2/3Ls that apply for it."

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby darknightbegins » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:45 am

yo! wrote:
roguey wrote:Well... looks like I might be seeing you guys in Vegas!!! I just got my admit packet with full tuition scholarship... By far this is the best offer. It really overshadowed the little letter from San Diego with a 25k scholly. I'm sooo gonna try to make it to the next ASD!


Awesome! It looks like we will probably be classmates. My wife is staying home to work, so it looks like I will be making the drive by myself. If any non-creepy people in Northern California want to carpool down on Friday, let me know. Also, if any TLSers want to get together for some drinks on Fri or Sat night, we can set something up. I will be staying at the MGM, which is very close to the school.

I actually wrote this long report about my visit the other day, but I accidentally clicked it off and lost it :( . I haven't decided whether to redo it. If anyone has questions about my opinion of the school, feel free to ask. As far as the financial crisis goes, things don't look terrible, but I'm still a little woried about it. They basically said that the law school is in a much better position than the rest of NSHE because it makes more money than any other program and relies on donors for most of its funding. The cirisis will affect the law school in the form of furloughs for faculty (already happening), but hopefully not much more. When I asked about tution increases, the answer went something like this: "We already made our big increase two years ago, which was a necessary step for any up and coming law school. We are hoping that there won't be any significant increases in the future, but obviously I can't guarantee that." They also said that the governor is now planning on larger tax increases to avoid major cuts to education. Sounds like BS to me, but take it for what its worth. As I already said, they are sending an email to update admitted students and I'm sure they will address the budget issue at the ASD.

Also, for those seeking residency, I have some good news for you. This is pretty much a direct quote: "We will generally give blanket residency to any 2/3Ls that apply for it."


Nice! The fact they are so much more responsive for in state tuition after the first year puts them at the top of my list. My application is still under review but if I get in I will likely attend, baring me hearing back from W&M or IU-B, since I can get in state tuition and would like to stay in Nevada/Arizona/New Mexico area.

What were your impressions of the law library and faculty?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:08 am

darknightbegins wrote:
yo! wrote:
roguey wrote:Well... looks like I might be seeing you guys in Vegas!!! I just got my admit packet with full tuition scholarship... By far this is the best offer. It really overshadowed the little letter from San Diego with a 25k scholly. I'm sooo gonna try to make it to the next ASD!


Awesome! It looks like we will probably be classmates. My wife is staying home to work, so it looks like I will be making the drive by myself. If any non-creepy people in Northern California want to carpool down on Friday, let me know. Also, if any TLSers want to get together for some drinks on Fri or Sat night, we can set something up. I will be staying at the MGM, which is very close to the school.

I actually wrote this long report about my visit the other day, but I accidentally clicked it off and lost it :( . I haven't decided whether to redo it. If anyone has questions about my opinion of the school, feel free to ask. As far as the financial crisis goes, things don't look terrible, but I'm still a little woried about it. They basically said that the law school is in a much better position than the rest of NSHE because it makes more money than any other program and relies on donors for most of its funding. The cirisis will affect the law school in the form of furloughs for faculty (already happening), but hopefully not much more. When I asked about tution increases, the answer went something like this: "We already made our big increase two years ago, which was a necessary step for any up and coming law school. We are hoping that there won't be any significant increases in the future, but obviously I can't guarantee that." They also said that the governor is now planning on larger tax increases to avoid major cuts to education. Sounds like BS to me, but take it for what its worth. As I already said, they are sending an email to update admitted students and I'm sure they will address the budget issue at the ASD.

Also, for those seeking residency, I have some good news for you. This is pretty much a direct quote: "We will generally give blanket residency to any 2/3Ls that apply for it."


Nice! The fact they are so much more responsive for in state tuition after the first year puts them at the top of my list. My application is still under review but if I get in I will likely attend, baring me hearing back from W&M or IU-B, since I can get in state tuition and would like to stay in Nevada/Arizona/New Mexico area.

What were your impressions of the law library and faculty?


The law library was pretty nice, but not terribly impressive. It had a big computer lab, which appeared to be used much more than the collection itself. I didn't talk to any of the librarians because they seemed busy helping students. As far as the faculty goes, the people in the student services office were very friendly and helpful. Professor Rapoport's class was great. The class were very well prepared and almost everyone seemed to participate. She didn't really have to pick on anyone, since there were more than enough volunteers. She kept the class entertained and effectively explained the cases. If I attend, hopefully I can get into one of her classes.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby MixedGirl2009 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:45 pm

roguey wrote:Well... looks like I might be seeing you guys in Vegas!!! I just got my admit packet with full tuition scholarship... By far this is the best offer. It really overshadowed the little letter from San Diego with a 25k scholly. I'm sooo gonna try to make it to the next ASD!


Im so happy for you!!! I knew it meant so much to you, you need to celebrate! I even want to celebrate for you haha ... Im still torn between UNLV and one other school, it all comes down to living costs at this point.

After your visit if someone could provide their impressions that would be grrreaaaaat! Ive been to UNLV before but not to the law school itself and i'm currently overseas so no can do at the moment, booo!

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Zoomba200 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:49 pm

roguey wrote:Well... looks like I might be seeing you guys in Vegas!!! I just got my admit packet with full tuition scholarship... By far this is the best offer. It really overshadowed the little letter from San Diego with a 25k scholly. I'm sooo gonna try to make it to the next ASD!


What were the stipulations with your USD scholarship? Mine was a slightly smaller offer, but the stipulation was top 50% of class. Which makes me less nervous than a top 1/3 requirement.


And thanks for the info Yo!. Sounds like you got some good information. I am going down for a visit the week of March 18th. The financial situation down there makes me a little nervous. I have in-state tuition at Utah, which is guaranteed. Right now I have pretty much narrowed it down to those two choices, similar situation to MixedGirl.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:22 pm

Zoomba200 wrote:
roguey wrote:Well... looks like I might be seeing you guys in Vegas!!! I just got my admit packet with full tuition scholarship... By far this is the best offer. It really overshadowed the little letter from San Diego with a 25k scholly. I'm sooo gonna try to make it to the next ASD!


What were the stipulations with your USD scholarship? Mine was a slightly smaller offer, but the stipulation was top 50% of class. Which makes me less nervous than a top 1/3 requirement.


And thanks for the info Yo!. Sounds like you got some good information. I am going down for a visit the week of March 18th. The financial situation down there makes me a little nervous. I have in-state tuition at Utah, which is guaranteed. Right now I have pretty much narrowed it down to those two choices, similar situation to MixedGirl.


I'm with both of you. I've narrowed it down to 2 schools, but for me its UNLV and Arizona. However, a solid offer from Utah or Davis could change everything.




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