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Bluben
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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Bluben » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:54 am

columbia86 wrote:Anyone In Review 2/11?


I've been in review 2/4, no changes thus far

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby mlbennani » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:02 pm

Bluben wrote:
columbia86 wrote:Anyone In Review 2/11?


I've been in review 2/4, no changes thus far


same here... in review since 2/4. Changed to 2/11 a week later. No changes since. Just being patient. In review is better than a quick rejected response. :)

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby qhryder32 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:13 pm

mlbennani wrote:
Bluben wrote:
columbia86 wrote:Anyone In Review 2/11?


I've been in review 2/4, no changes thus far


same here... in review since 2/4. Changed to 2/11 a week later. No changes since. Just being patient. In review is better than a quick rejected response. :)


Sure hope you're right! Been IR since 1/31...

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby mss455 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:04 pm

When will hear about schollys - March is next week !!!!

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby columbia86 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:28 pm

Another round of decisions this Friday?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby red_alertz » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:41 pm

columbia86 wrote:Another round of decisions this Friday?

how do u know?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby columbia86 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:33 pm

red_alertz wrote:
columbia86 wrote:Another round of decisions this Friday?

how do u know?


I don't, I am asking a question.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Rmdxthx » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:38 am

Completed on February 4th. Accepted on February 18th. I love the speed.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby columbia86 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:39 am

Rmdxthx wrote:Completed on February 4th. Accepted on February 18th. I love the speed.


Stats?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:19 pm

mss455 wrote:When will hear about schollys - March is next week !!!!


They're sending emails today.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby twairlines » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:25 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
mss455 wrote:When will hear about schollys - March is next week !!!!


They're sending emails today.

How do you know this? Did you receive one today? thanks for any info!!

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:08 pm

twairlines wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
mss455 wrote:When will hear about schollys - March is next week !!!!


They're sending emails today.

How do you know this? Did you receive one today? thanks for any info!!


Yes, I did receive an email. It is a very generous offer. At the beginning of my cycle, UW was my top "realistic" choice; however, because I've made it into a couple of my reaches, I have to reassess things.

This makes things interesting.

Good luck all!

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby stlisforlovers » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:11 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
Yes, I did receive an email. It is a very generous offer. At the beginning of my cycle, UW was my top "realistic" choice; however, because I've made it into a couple of my reaches, I have to reassess things.

This makes things interesting.

Good luck all!

If you weren't totally nice/ deserving, I would really hate you. :D

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby columbia86 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:12 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
twairlines wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
mss455 wrote:When will hear about schollys - March is next week !!!!


They're sending emails today.

How do you know this? Did you receive one today? thanks for any info!!


Yes, I did receive an email. It is a very generous offer. At the beginning of my cycle, UW was my top "realistic" choice; however, because I've made it into a couple of my reaches, I have to reassess things.

This makes things interesting.

Good luck all!


Care to reveal the content of the email?

Also, do you know if admission decisions are being posted today?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:15 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
twairlines wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
mss455 wrote:When will hear about schollys - March is next week !!!!


They're sending emails today.

How do you know this? Did you receive one today? thanks for any info!!


Yes, I did receive an email. It is a very generous offer. At the beginning of my cycle, UW was my top "realistic" choice; however, because I've made it into a couple of my reaches, I have to reassess things.

This makes things interesting.

Good luck all!

If you don't mind, what were your numbers, when were you admitted, and what was the offer? PM is probably best

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby twairlines » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:28 pm

Flips88 hopefully at least either you or I find out soon, because we'll probably get around, if not exact, scholarship offer.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:34 pm

Nightrunner wrote:Before everyone freaks out:

Wisconsin does several waves of financial aid, and the first wave is almost always an AOF (Advanced Opportunity Fellowship). The AOFs are full-tuition fellowships for a small group of URM admitted students. I'm willing to bet good money that most (if not all) people reporting financial aid offers so far received AOF offers.

Last year, the AOF went out nearly a month before any other financial aid offers were made.

tl;dr - just because a small handful of people are posting vague comments about financial aid doesn't mean Wisconsin skipped over you. The odds are very, very strong that they haven't moved on to the large pile yet.

Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz killlllllllllllll

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby stlisforlovers » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:37 pm

Flips88 wrote:Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz killlllllllllllll

At least this means we weren't necessarily forgotten!!
(assuming you're also non-URM)

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:40 pm

stlisforlovers wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz killlllllllllllll

At least this means we weren't necessarily forgotten!!
(assuming you're also non-URM)

I'm non-URM. Hopefully they'll get me some scholly info before I visit in a couple weeks. So weird that some seat deposits are due in basically a month or 6 weeks. Ahhhhhhhh

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby bucky0486 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:24 am

For those on the waiting list, I went back to the 2010 forum and found that applicants were being accepted from the WL starting on April 15:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=95377&hilit=wisconsin+2010&start=925

Looks like we've got a while left...

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Shanker626 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:21 pm

bucky0486 wrote:For those on the waiting list, I went back to the 2010 forum and found that applicants were being accepted from the WL starting on April 15:

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... &start=925

Looks like we've got a while left...




Which is just great since that is when my none refundable deposit is due to Marquette. FML

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby badgerprotests » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:15 pm

I'm a current 3L and would be happy to answer any questions ya'll might have.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Flips88 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:17 pm

badgerprotests wrote:I'm a current 3L and would be happy to answer any questions ya'll might have.

Obviously the job market will be different in 3 years (god willing), but how is it for 3Ls looking for post-grad employment now?

Also, how is UW's placement in Chicago?

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby badgerprotests » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:29 pm

Flips88 wrote:
badgerprotests wrote:I'm a current 3L and would be happy to answer any questions ya'll might have.

Obviously the job market will be different in 3 years (god willing), but how is it for 3Ls looking for post-grad employment now?

Also, how is UW's placement in Chicago?



It is very tough for 3Ls looking for post-grad work now. There are 37 jobs posted on the job bank right now. The majority of these are fellowships, unpaid internships, etc...There are a few attorney positions posted, but they are looking for a very specific type of applicant. Other than that job bank, it's all about who you know, I guess. A very large number of the 3L class is still looking for work.
UW's placement in Chicago is, quite honestly, very bad. According to the self-reported spreadsheet we get that shows where students are working each summer, there were 3 students from the current 3L class in Chicago "biglaw" last summer. There were a few others at firms, but I'm not sure how big those firms are or what they do. The NLJ list is indicative, I think, of UW's placement. For 2010 grads, something like 12% went to those firms. I think it'll be even lower for 2011 grads.

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Re: UW-Madison 2011

Postby Flips88 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:36 pm

badgerprotests wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
badgerprotests wrote:I'm a current 3L and would be happy to answer any questions ya'll might have.

Obviously the job market will be different in 3 years (god willing), but how is it for 3Ls looking for post-grad employment now?

Also, how is UW's placement in Chicago?



It is very tough for 3Ls looking for post-grad work now. There are 37 jobs posted on the job bank right now. The majority of these are fellowships, unpaid internships, etc...There are a few attorney positions posted, but they are looking for a very specific type of applicant. Other than that job bank, it's all about who you know, I guess. A very large number of the 3L class is still looking for work.
UW's placement in Chicago is, quite honestly, very bad. According to the self-reported spreadsheet we get that shows where students are working each summer, there were 3 students from the current 3L class in Chicago "biglaw" last summer. There were a few others at firms, but I'm not sure how big those firms are or what they do. The NLJ list is indicative, I think, of UW's placement. For 2010 grads, something like 12% went to those firms. I think it'll be even lower for 2011 grads.

See I'm not necessarily interested in Big Law. PI/Government work is more what I'm aiming for so I don't know how that affects possibilities.

Thanks for being brutally honest though. It's nice not having the school stringing you along with fudged statistics like every school does.




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