IOWA 2011

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hawkeye22
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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby hawkeye22 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:13 am

miazdc wrote:Thanks you two, for answering my questions! I might be back with more later :)


Stepping in to confirm that our journals are 100% write-on, grades are not considered.

If you want to participate in the clinic you are guaranteed to get it, but aren't guaranteed your first choice of which semester you participate.

Regarding what sets Iowa apart: our library is abysmal and the people are fantastic.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby tea_drinker » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:56 am

A question for 1Ls: Do you (or people) usually fly in to Eastern Iowa Airport or Quad City Airport? Do you recommend one over the other? What is the cost for shuttle between either airport to campus? I am out of state and planning my visit to the school sometimes this spring. Any insights are much appreciated.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby traehekat » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:03 am

80884 wrote:What do you guys think about people saying that IOWA will fall off the rankings in the near future?


Irrelevant, and probably not true.

What most 0Ls understand, correctly I might add, is that ranking matters. What most 0Ls don't understand, however, is that fluctuations in rankings are nearly meaningless. Generally speaking, the same schools have been ranked in the same spots for all of eternity. A law school has a certain reputation with an employer, and that reputation is pretty much set in stone. If something is going to change that reputation, it certainly isn't going to be because the school moved up or down 3-5 spots in the rankings. Employers don't start hiring from a school all of a sudden just because they are ranked a little higher.

The release of the new USNews rankings has to be THE most over-hyped thing that happens on here. All it means is now you may or may not get to say you go to a T20, T30, T50, etc.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby hawkeye22 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:34 am

traehekat wrote:
80884 wrote:What do you guys think about people saying that IOWA will fall off the rankings in the near future?


Irrelevant, and probably not true.

What most 0Ls understand, correctly I might add, is that ranking matters. What most 0Ls don't understand, however, is that fluctuations in rankings are nearly meaningless. Generally speaking, the same schools have been ranked in the same spots for all of eternity. A law school has a certain reputation with an employer, and that reputation is pretty much set in stone. If something is going to change that reputation, it certainly isn't going to be because the school moved up or down 3-5 spots in the rankings. Employers don't start hiring from a school all of a sudden just because they are ranked a little higher.

The release of the new USNews rankings has to be THE most over-hyped thing that happens on here. All it means is now you may or may not get to say you go to a T20, T30, T50, etc.


+1, but I'm still hoping we move up a spot so I can say we go to a T25.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby hawkeye22 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:35 am

tea_drinker wrote:A question for 1Ls: Do you (or people) usually fly in to Eastern Iowa Airport or Quad City Airport? Do you recommend one over the other? What is the cost for shuttle between either airport to campus? I am out of state and planning my visit to the school sometimes this spring. Any insights are much appreciated.


Eastern Iowa Airport is significantly closer (25 minutes as opposed to a little over an hour). Not sure how much a cab costs, I think somewhere around $30. Its not too far though, and people will be able to give yo a ride. I don't know what a cab costs from MLI, but it would probably be prohibitively expensive.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby sques001 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:24 am

A cab is $25-30 dollars from the Eastern Iowa Airport to Iowa City. Also there is this really good (cheap) airline that flies directly to this airport but just from specific cities.. This is the airline that I take every time I go home. The website is http://www.allegiantair.com

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby purplebulldogs » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:34 am

tea_drinker wrote:A question for 1Ls: Do you (or people) usually fly in to Eastern Iowa Airport or Quad City Airport? Do you recommend one over the other? What is the cost for shuttle between either airport to campus? I am out of state and planning my visit to the school sometimes this spring. Any insights are much appreciated.


you could also fly into des moines (largest airport in iowa) and either rent a car or take the megabus (for usually less than $5) to iowa city. the drive is just under 2 hours, and is a straight shot on I-80.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby bookofcarpetsamples » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:19 pm

i used to only fly into moline because it was significantly cheaper...until airtran discontinued service. :( if you want convenience, cedar rapids is the best bet by far...but sometimes if you're willing to rent a car/travel, flying into des moines on the right day can be super cheap.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby TheOcho » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:44 pm

Full tuition scholarship in the mail today (OOS). This makes things interesting.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby tea_drinker » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:47 pm

Thanks all for the traveling tips. I never realize how expensive flying to Iowa city is until I looked at flight tickets last night.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby JenDarby » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:05 pm

TheOcho wrote:Full tuition scholarship in the mail today (OOS). This makes things interesting.

What are your stats if you don't mind? (PM if you do?)

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby buchy2009 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:13 pm

JenDarby wrote:
TheOcho wrote:Full tuition scholarship in the mail today (OOS). This makes things interesting.

What are your stats if you don't mind? (PM if you do?)


Yes, can you PM me too?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:21 pm

typ3 wrote:

Chris, you're a splitter. I'm sure you know that you'll be waiting until April or May for scholarship information. TBH candidates with a 167-170 with a 3.6+ seem to be safer picks for schools than a 171 2.9x.



April or May? Then Iowa has ZERO chance of getting me to go there, despite in-state tuition. If for nothing else, solely on the principle alone that TELLING me scholarship information will come in 7-10 days and then waiting 4-5 MONTHS is absurd.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:52 pm

PM me stats too for your OOS full tuition.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:54 pm

chrisbru wrote:
typ3 wrote:

Chris, you're a splitter. I'm sure you know that you'll be waiting until April or May for scholarship information. TBH candidates with a 167-170 with a 3.6+ seem to be safer picks for schools than a 171 2.9x.



April or May? Then Iowa has ZERO chance of getting me to go there, despite in-state tuition. If for nothing else, solely on the principle alone that TELLING me scholarship information will come in 7-10 days and then waiting 4-5 MONTHS is absurd.


Maybe you'll hear earlier since you're an Iowa resident and they need 50% to attend from in-state. Who knows.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:05 pm

typ3 wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
typ3 wrote:

Chris, you're a splitter. I'm sure you know that you'll be waiting until April or May for scholarship information. TBH candidates with a 167-170 with a 3.6+ seem to be safer picks for schools than a 171 2.9x.



April or May? Then Iowa has ZERO chance of getting me to go there, despite in-state tuition. If for nothing else, solely on the principle alone that TELLING me scholarship information will come in 7-10 days and then waiting 4-5 MONTHS is absurd.


Maybe you'll hear earlier since you're an Iowa resident and they need 50% to attend from in-state. Who knows.


I hope so. I'd go if the scholarship was worthwhile... Like $12-$15k a year. Full in-state and I'll send in my deposit the second my gf gets her acceptance to the Physical Therapy program at St. Ambrose or Clarke.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby TommyK » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:14 pm

chrisbru wrote:
typ3 wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
typ3 wrote:

Chris, you're a splitter. I'm sure you know that you'll be waiting until April or May for scholarship information. TBH candidates with a 167-170 with a 3.6+ seem to be safer picks for schools than a 171 2.9x.



April or May? Then Iowa has ZERO chance of getting me to go there, despite in-state tuition. If for nothing else, solely on the principle alone that TELLING me scholarship information will come in 7-10 days and then waiting 4-5 MONTHS is absurd.


Maybe you'll hear earlier since you're an Iowa resident and they need 50% to attend from in-state. Who knows.


I hope so. I'd go if the scholarship was worthwhile... Like $12-$15k a year. Full in-state and I'll send in my deposit the second my gf gets her acceptance to the Physical Therapy program at St. Ambrose or Clarke.



If you were promised scholarship information in 7-10 days and have been waiting substantially longer than that, I would call and see the status. I'm not sure why people are so hesitant of calling the adcomms and speaking live. As long as you're not an asshat and not pestering them with the same question every day, I'm sure they'd be amenable to speak with you.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jayman6 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:25 pm

I heard Iowa stacks their sections by putting all scholarship recipients into one section. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby JenDarby » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:07 pm

everyday there's no scholarship info or acceptances in my mailbox, I hate the postal service/schools a little bit more.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:11 pm

JenDarby wrote:everyday there's no scholarship info or acceptances in my mailbox, I hate the postal service/schools a little bit more.


+1. Grrr... I need to know so I can rule out schools to visit... Or I will be taking a LOT of weekend trips and vacation hours at work during March/April.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby anniebelle330 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:20 pm

I got a OOS full ride from Iowa as well, but also got wait-listed from Minnesota today. Confused about how random this whole process is.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby amers73 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:23 pm

anniebelle330 wrote:I got a OOS full ride from Iowa as well, but also got wait-listed from Minnesota today. Confused about how random this whole process is.


Congrats! Are you in the 167+/3.6+ crowd as well?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby traehekat » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:37 pm

jayman6 wrote:I heard Iowa stacks their sections by putting all scholarship recipients into one section. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this?


Zero evidence of this, and many people think it is a myth that ANY school does this.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby 80884 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:41 am

amers73 wrote:
anniebelle330 wrote:I got a OOS full ride from Iowa as well, but also got wait-listed from Minnesota today. Confused about how random this whole process is.


Congrats! Are you in the 167+/3.6+ crowd as well?


Congrats! is iowa your best option now?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby 80884 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:42 am

When is the best time to visit IOWA?




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