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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:43 pm

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yo! wrote:I doubt there will be any straight answer for the bolded questions. My guess is that those answers will just be school talking points (we have a great school, great faculty blah blah blah). I can't ask all of them because I don't want the super-gunner status before classes even start, but maybe we can all try to help out the people that weren't able to attend. I'll ask one or two of them at least.....

Also, congrats Barkley, although I wish you would stay off my television.


I suspect 5 and 6 will get the answer that everything is fine. The law school is financially sound, and most of it isn't paid for with state money. I was in a club meeting with some of my philosophy professors last night, and they said that when the 'mandatory 8% cuts in each department order came down, the law school could only lay off administrative and service workers.' It was a bad day to be, say, a librarian, but since professors and whatnot don't get paid out of state funds, they were fine.

I don't expect the financial troubles of the university, or the state at large, to really affect the law school based upon all the information I've been hearing. That should extend to the clinics and such as well.


That is sort of what they told me, but I didn't get a completely straight answer. It was always something like " We are hoping for/expecting no layoffs, program cuts, tuition increases etc. Obviously I'm very skeptical after seeing the UC law schools pay for the budget shortfall off the backs of the law students. Anyway, I'm leaving for vegas in about an hour. Hopre to see you all there!

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Nat1018 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:07 pm

It seems like everyone that's gotten in so far has gotten a full ride...this makes me worried...has anyone else been thinking about this?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby BruinsFan » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:12 pm

Nat1018 wrote:It seems like everyone that's gotten in so far has gotten a full ride...this makes me worried...has anyone else been thinking about this?


I applied part time and got the email on wend. I'm out of state and haven't received my packet yet, so I don't know if they offered me any money. It would be great if they did!

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:49 pm

Nat1018 wrote:It seems like everyone that's gotten in so far has gotten a full ride...this makes me worried...has anyone else been thinking about this?


I suspect it might be a bit of self selection bias. Certainly all the people accepted to UNLV aren't on this site, and one might imagine that many of the people on a "Top Law Schools" website might have better numbers than the average UNLV applicant. It also looks like they've only accepted people above their usual numbers thus far, or at least the people reporting on LSN all have higher than normal numbers.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Nat1018 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:55 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
Nat1018 wrote:It seems like everyone that's gotten in so far has gotten a full ride...this makes me worried...has anyone else been thinking about this?


I suspect it might be a bit of self selection bias. Certainly all the people accepted to UNLV aren't on this site, and one might imagine that many of the people on a "Top Law Schools" website might have better numbers than the average UNLV applicant. It also looks like they've only accepted people above their usual numbers thus far, or at least the people reporting on LSN all have higher than normal numbers.


Probably true...I'm just worried about how likely it's going to be for me to keep the full ride throughout all 3 years with the gpa stipulation and also the number of people that have received full tuition scholarships.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:00 pm

Nat1018 wrote:Probably true...I'm just worried about how likely it's going to be for me to keep the full ride throughout all 3 years with the gpa stipulation and also the number of people that have received full tuition scholarships.


I dunno. It concerns me too. But the Dean said outright that they award less than 1/3rd of the class with full ride scholarships, so in theory no one need lose them.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby usuaggie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:01 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
Nat1018 wrote:Probably true...I'm just worried about how likely it's going to be for me to keep the full ride throughout all 3 years with the gpa stipulation and also the number of people that have received full tuition scholarships.


I dunno. It concerns me too. But the Dean said outright that they award less than 1/3rd of the class with full ride scholarships, so in theory no one need lose them.


I didn't get a full ride, and I didnt expect to. I get residency because I graduated high school from nevada though.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:07 am

Have fun this weekend you guys!! Wish I could be there :) Don't worry about asking the questions for me, I got permission from Dean Neely to call him and bug him for an hour or so since I'm so far away. he even offered to give me an extra week or so on my deposit if it will help me get to go out there. Actually, if someone can just size up the jobs situation for my fiancee, that would be super fantastic!!! Pretty much there is a 90% chance I'll be there this fall whether I get to visit before orientation or not. I'm just nervous about the fiancee finding a job there. Sadly, that's the only concern I've got, heh.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Charles Barkley » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:59 am

-crosses fingers for full ride-

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:14 am

Charles Barkley wrote:-crosses fingers for full ride-

*Crosses toes*

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Charles Barkley » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:26 am

roguey wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:-crosses fingers for full ride-

*Crosses toes*

Lol, a full ride would definitely move UNLV to the top of my list. As it is currently, I'm not seriously considering it. Waiting to see what type of scholly I get and then decide from there.

Good luck to everyone else

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby lt0826 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:25 am

Saying farewell to UNLV :-(. I hope my scholly goes to someone on this list. Saddened by not going to law school in Vegas (I <3 poker) but am very impressed with some of my offers so far. Good luck everyone!

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:15 am

lt0826 wrote:Saying farewell to UNLV :-(. I hope my scholly goes to someone on this list. Saddened by not going to law school in Vegas (I <3 poker) but am very impressed with some of my offers so far. Good luck everyone!

When you withdraw, can you ask them to send your scholly to Charles? I think that would be awesome :)

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:16 am

Charles Barkley wrote:
roguey wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:-crosses fingers for full ride-

*Crosses toes*

Lol, a full ride would definitely move UNLV to the top of my list. As it is currently, I'm not seriously considering it. Waiting to see what type of scholly I get and then decide from there.

Good luck to everyone else

Oh, I forgot to ask. What are your stats? (if you don't mind me asking)

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:02 pm

where my TLS peeps at? Bright red unlv sweatshirt here.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Charles Barkley » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:03 pm

roguey wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:
roguey wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:-crosses fingers for full ride-

*Crosses toes*

Lol, a full ride would definitely move UNLV to the top of my list. As it is currently, I'm not seriously considering it. Waiting to see what type of scholly I get and then decide from there.

Good luck to everyone else

Oh, I forgot to ask. What are your stats? (if you don't mind me asking)

3.4 / 162 / URM

What's your top choice?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:01 pm

Charles Barkley wrote:
roguey wrote:Oh, I forgot to ask. What are your stats? (if you don't mind me asking)

3.4 / 162 / URM

What's your top choice?

At the moment UNLV is my top choice, but my next ones are New Mexico, LSU, Miami, and San Diego. UNLV has given me the best offer by far. There wouldn't be a question in my mind about going there if it weren't for the 33% requirement and my fiancee finding a job.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Charles Barkley » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:03 pm

roguey wrote:
Charles Barkley wrote:
roguey wrote:Oh, I forgot to ask. What are your stats? (if you don't mind me asking)

3.4 / 162 / URM

What's your top choice?

At the moment UNLV is my top choice, but my next ones are New Mexico, LSU, Miami, and San Diego. UNLV has given me the best offer by far. There wouldn't be a question in my mind about going there if it weren't for the 33% requirement and my fiancee finding a job.

We've applied to like the exact same schools. I went to LSU for undergrad and just got a full ride there. My top 3 choices are Tulane, Miami and San Diego. I haven't gotten into San Diego yet.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby usuaggie » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:54 pm

I just got back from ASD. As I was walking out, a random 3L who wasn't even part of the presentation asked if I wanted to take a look around his clinic. We walked into the Juvenile Justice Clinic, where I talked to 2 professors and 4 students for 45ish minutes. The main thing UNLV seems to offer is the writing program. A lot of older students. The people in the clinic estimated less than 50% come straight from undergrad and that a good chunk are out of school 8 years or longer when they go back.

The building is about 10 times nicer than I expected. The campus overall looks rundown, significantly more than my school which is 80 years older than UNLV. However, the insides are all nice. The surrounding area is a bit dodgy, but doesn't feel unsafe. I took a look in the law library. There weren't very many students in there. I should have taken some pictures, but it didn't feel like a great place to study. With all that said, I feel 10 times more comfortable with UNLV than I did even this morning. Gaming law would be pretty interesting, and they seem to have a very hands-on approach on education.

If anybody has specific questions, you can PM me or reply on here

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby lt0826 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:33 am

roguey wrote:
lt0826 wrote:Saying farewell to UNLV :-(. I hope my scholly goes to someone on this list. Saddened by not going to law school in Vegas (I <3 poker) but am very impressed with some of my offers so far. Good luck everyone!

When you withdraw, can you ask them to send your scholly to Charles? I think that would be awesome :)


Since you asked so nicely :-). Hope you get it.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby lt0826 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:34 am

roguey wrote:[
Oh, I forgot to ask. What are your stats? (if you don't mind me asking)


172/3.5 out of stater

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby lt0826 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:36 am

lt0826 wrote:
roguey wrote:
lt0826 wrote:Saying farewell to UNLV :-(. I hope my scholly goes to someone on this list. Saddened by not going to law school in Vegas (I <3 poker) but am very impressed with some of my offers so far. Good luck everyone!

When you withdraw, can you ask them to send your scholly to Charles? I think that would be awesome :)


Since you asked so nicely :-). Hope you get it.


And to think RC was my strength on the LSAT. . .was thinking your real name was Charles. Nice of you to ask for $$ for someone else - hope UNLV respects that and gives Charles my scholarship :-)

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Charles Barkley » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:17 am

lt0826 wrote:
lt0826 wrote:
roguey wrote:
lt0826 wrote:Saying farewell to UNLV :-(. I hope my scholly goes to someone on this list. Saddened by not going to law school in Vegas (I <3 poker) but am very impressed with some of my offers so far. Good luck everyone!

When you withdraw, can you ask them to send your scholly to Charles? I think that would be awesome :)


Since you asked so nicely :-). Hope you get it.


And to think RC was my strength on the LSAT. . .was thinking your real name was Charles. Nice of you to ask for $$ for someone else - hope UNLV respects that and gives Charles my scholarship :-)

Thanks :lol:

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:28 pm

The admitted student reception was pretty helpful. I had a good conversation with a 3L who was very upfront about the employment situation for this year's class. He had a job lined up at a big firm, (by Vegas standards) but said that there were many in the top of his class who hadn't found anything yet. He also said that paid summer work for the 1L year was pretty rare (most do externships). Basically, most of the people who landed jobs did it with their networking and interviewing skills; class rank does not guarantee a decent offer. I also spoke with Dean White and he genuinely sems like a really cool guy. As far as the school itself, I would definitely be happy attending there. After talking with current students and some of the professors, it seems like an environment that I would fit into pretty well. As usuaggie said, there are certain parts of the campus that appear run-down, but the law building is not one of them. Actually, most of the UNLV facilities were pretty nice, but two things bring down the asthetics of the campus IMO: there are some complete shithole apartments that are located almost inside the campus, and there is a lot of brown grass. On the bright side, the new fitness center is amazing and the UG library is equally awesome, but I guess those facilities only matter if you plan on using them. I have visited twice this month a learned quite a bit on both occasions, so I can try to answer questions for those who couldn't make it. Feel free to ask.....

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:08 pm

yo! wrote:The admitted student reception was pretty helpful. I had a good conversation with a 3L who was very upfront about the employment situation for this year's class. He had a job lined up at a big firm, (by Vegas standards) but said that there were many in the top of his class who hadn't found anything yet. He also said that paid summer work for the 1L year was pretty rare (most do externships). Basically, most of the people who landed jobs did it with their networking and interviewing skills; class rank does not guarantee a decent offer. I also spoke with Dean White and he genuinely sems like a really cool guy. As far as the school itself, I would definitely be happy attending there. After talking with current students and some of the professors, it seems like an environment that I would fit into pretty well. As usuaggie said, there are certain parts of the campus that appear run-down, but the law building is not one of them. Actually, most of the UNLV facilities were pretty nice, but two things bring down the asthetics of the campus IMO: there are some complete shithole apartments that are located almost inside the campus, and there is a lot of brown grass. On the bright side, the new fitness center is amazing and the UG library is equally awesome, but I guess those facilities only matter if you plan on using them. I have visited twice this month a learned quite a bit on both occasions, so I can try to answer questions for those who couldn't make it. Feel free to ask.....


Just as an aside:

The UG library provides some more quiet and comfy study sessions than the law library. Unless you need books on the shelf, studying there is probably a better idea. Plus you can mingle with the undergrads, if you so desire.

The campus varies wildly in terms of niceness. The student union, UG library, Gym, and Law School are some of the nicest buildings on campus. The English building, business college, and chem building are some of the dumpiest.

The neighborhood is fairly shady, though not the worst of what Vegas has to offer. Vegas is an odd town: You might have mansions within a couple blocks of places like UNLV. Some of the largest law firms are located within about five miles of UNLV, though the surrounding neighborhood there isn't much better.

The brown grass will change come summer, though living in the middle of the desert we do have watering restrictions. There's a move to make the campus more water-friendly, and brown grass sometimes comes as a result of that.

I hope most of the folks who went to the ASD were able to stay for Sunday, as the weather got much better. The dean emailed me today and said there will be another ASD April 24th for those who are yet to be admitted or want to come back.




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