UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:44 am

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
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.

I am so glad you guys liked it when you visited. That makes me feel so much better. So far I have only had terrific interactions with the administration, which helps a lot. I was thinking of finding a cheap junket to hop out there in the next few weeks, but I'm not good enough at poker to play for 5 hours a day without losing my shirt, so I guess that's not going to work. I'm thinking about pricelining a trip for the fiancee and I by the end of March. I have to accept the scholarship by April 1st. Who is planning on attending now? Has anyone decided for sure?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:20 am

roguey wrote:Who is planning on attending now? Has anyone decided for sure?


I'm in for sure. I withdrew from everywhere else yesterday.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby PhantaManta » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:28 pm

They have a class about gaming law? Does that mean I can be the equivolent of Robert DeNiro in the film Casino after I graduate?

I couldn't make it for the 27th, I don't really want to spend a lot of money on trips until I have a better idea of what is going on. Right now my primary concern is to graduate, which I am now constantly worrying about due to a mistrust of my school's handling of paperwork, and hardcore senioritus in all my classes.

I will still probably be at the next ASD in April.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:06 pm

PhantaManta wrote:They have a class about gaming law? Does that mean I can be the equivolent of Robert DeNiro in the film Casino after I graduate?

I couldn't make it for the 27th, I don't really want to spend a lot of money on trips until I have a better idea of what is going on. Right now my primary concern is to graduate, which I am now constantly worrying about due to a mistrust of my school's handling of paperwork, and hardcore senioritus in all my classes.

I will still probably be at the next ASD in April.


Haha. Sort of. Gaming Law seems to focus more on getting licensed, vetting the future owners, navigating the administrative rules involved in running the casino and whatnot. Gaming Management is probably closer to DeNiro, and is a UG option in the business college.

They actually have several (four or five) classes about Gaming Law - far more than any law school I've seen. They also have a dedicated gaming law journal, and there is talk about adding an LLM in gaming several years from now.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby PhantaManta » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:07 pm

Daaamn. I like how that just ties my interests together. I can help legalize poker! (on the internet) =)

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby bleedcubbieblue » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:41 pm

I have been "In Review" since 1/5. What's the deal UNLV???

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:04 pm

bleedcubbieblue wrote:I have been "In Review" since 1/5. What's the deal UNLV???


It seems like they sent out a batch of acceptances in late January and shut down the admissions office for the following month......

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:24 pm

Does anyone know when school begins? I'm too lazy to search for it.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:30 pm

I don't see that the exact date is set yet.

It must be somewhere, but I can't find it.

Edit: Looking around, it looks like probably Aug 23rd, or the 30th at the latest.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:01 pm

I'm scared that we don't get financial aid disbursements until the first day of classes... I'm scared I won't have the money to move :(

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:09 pm

roguey wrote:I'm scared that we don't get financial aid disbursements until the first day of classes... I'm scared I won't have the money to move :(


I wonder if they mean that. In UG we usually get them the week before, but even that wouldn't leave much money to move. If it were me, I'd just put everything on credit and pay it off when the lump sum disbursement hits.

They may be able to work something out, however. I'm sure it's a common enough request.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby roguey » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:19 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
roguey wrote:I'm scared that we don't get financial aid disbursements until the first day of classes... I'm scared I won't have the money to move :(


I wonder if they mean that. In UG we usually get them the week before, but even that wouldn't leave much money to move. If it were me, I'd just put everything on credit and pay it off when the lump sum disbursement hits.

They may be able to work something out, however. I'm sure it's a common enough request.

Very true. Unfortunately... I don't have any credit. That's kinda the problem, lol. I don't want to take out a title loan!!!!

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:37 am

I don't know how applicable this is to UNLV, but I thought this thread was interesting:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=109789

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:24 am

yo! wrote:I don't know how applicable this is to UNLV, but I thought this thread was interesting:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=109789


Probably quite. If I remember correctly, Wolfpack goes to UNR, which is our sister school up north. I don't know that the programs cut will be identical at UNLV, but something similar happening is basically inevitable.

It's depressing :(

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:28 pm

If anyone didn't get this in their email, there is a new fellowship offered to incoming students:

--LinkRemoved--

Looks good for those who are / have been / will be interested in public interest work.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby BruinsFan » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:29 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:If anyone didn't get this in their email, there is a new fellowship offered to incoming students:

--LinkRemoved--

Looks good for those who are / have been / will be interested in public interest work.


You shouldn't have posted the link! More competition! lol JK! kind of.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:30 pm

BruinsFan wrote:
Vegas_Rebel wrote:If anyone didn't get this in their email, there is a new fellowship offered to incoming students:

--LinkRemoved--

Looks good for those who are / have been / will be interested in public interest work.


You shouldn't have posted the link! More competition! lol JK! kind of.


Haha.

I'll atone by not applying. I don't think I could even pretend to have a historical commitment to public service.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby dibs » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:34 pm

came here just to see if anyone else received the public interest fellowship annoucnement.

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby BruinsFan » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:36 pm

dibs wrote:came here just to see if anyone else received the public interest fellowship annoucnement.


See Vegas_Rebel! At least it as fellows in the email. If I were to get this I'd go to UNLV 110%!

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Philaw » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:50 pm

I've always been unclear about this....does one pursuing criminal prosecution qualify as a public interest student?

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby usuaggie » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:50 pm

dibs wrote:came here just to see if anyone else received the public interest fellowship annoucnement.


got it. considered it, then changed my mind. I wouldn't get it, i have no public interest history

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Zoomba200 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:33 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:If anyone didn't get this in their email, there is a new fellowship offered to incoming students:

--LinkRemoved--

Looks good for those who are / have been / will be interested in public interest work.


At first this appeared to be better than the top 1/3 scholarship because it mentioned being renewed simply by remaining in good academic standing. Upon closer reading it seems that it is renewed for 2nd semester, but you must re-apply each year for it. Nah...

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby yo! » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:41 pm

Zoomba200 wrote:
Vegas_Rebel wrote:If anyone didn't get this in their email, there is a new fellowship offered to incoming students:

--LinkRemoved--

Looks good for those who are / have been / will be interested in public interest work.


At first this appeared to be better than the top 1/3 scholarship because it mentioned being renewed simply by remaining in good academic standing. Upon closer reading it seems that it is renewed for 2nd semester, but you must re-apply each year for it. Nah...


I thought the same thing....tricky wording :?

PS: I think I may be able to get it, but I wouldn't want to tie myself into PI work. Even though I plan on PI, I don't want to limit my options. It would feel a bit unethical to take the scholarship only to work at a law firm upon graduation.....

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:44 pm

Zoomba200 wrote:
Vegas_Rebel wrote:If anyone didn't get this in their email, there is a new fellowship offered to incoming students:

--LinkRemoved--

Looks good for those who are / have been / will be interested in public interest work.


At first this appeared to be better than the top 1/3 scholarship because it mentioned being renewed simply by remaining in good academic standing. Upon closer reading it seems that it is renewed for 2nd semester, but you must re-apply each year for it. Nah...


I think it does seem to be better in terms of paying you for the summer via stipend, but not in terms of renewing the fellowship.

I wonder if renewing would entail competing against the next incoming class, or just showing satisfactory progress in one's commitment to public service.

Of course, having both would be clutch ;)

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Re: UNLV 2010 waiting room.....

Postby Zoomba200 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:53 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
Zoomba200 wrote:
Vegas_Rebel wrote:If anyone didn't get this in their email, there is a new fellowship offered to incoming students:

--LinkRemoved--

Looks good for those who are / have been / will be interested in public interest work.


At first this appeared to be better than the top 1/3 scholarship because it mentioned being renewed simply by remaining in good academic standing. Upon closer reading it seems that it is renewed for 2nd semester, but you must re-apply each year for it. Nah...


I think it does seem to be better in terms of paying you for the summer via stipend, but not in terms of renewing the fellowship.

I wonder if renewing would entail competing against the next incoming class, or just showing satisfactory progress in one's commitment to public service.

Of course, having both would be clutch ;)


It might be worth checking on. That $5000 summer stipend and the travel stiped are both pretty cool.




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