IOWA 2011

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:27 pm

tropicalpeach wrote:In via status checker today! Complete Jan 20th, UR 1/21 AND 2/3, admitted 2/14. OOS, 2.90, 167. I'm excited!!


Blah,

I submitted before that and I'm still not in.

3.6/170 OOS. Argh!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby tropicalpeach » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:29 pm

Sorry to hear that :( My PS was about INTL LAW experience and I tailored my last paragraph to be about the Iowa intl law program...maybe that's why I heard relatively quickly.
Good luck!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:37 pm

tropicalpeach wrote:Sorry to hear that :( My PS was about INTL LAW experience and I tailored my last paragraph to be about the Iowa intl law program...maybe that's why I heard relatively quickly.
Good luck!


Yea, my interest isn't exactly the best fit for Iowa. They have 1 professor who teaches my specific area of interest and he is a visiting professor. Iowa seems to be behind in cyber law and patent law so I wouldn't be super bummed about not getting in. Though I do have family in the area who I would've used as a resource.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby alexb » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:37 pm

One month and a day until they start taking a second look at us prelim. waitlisters. Just sayin'.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jam88 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:13 pm

What kind of International law are you interested in?

tropicalpeach wrote:Sorry to hear that :( My PS was about INTL LAW experience and I tailored my last paragraph to be about the Iowa intl law program...maybe that's why I heard relatively quickly.
Good luck!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby DocHawkeye » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:06 pm

alexb wrote:One month and a day until they start taking a second look at us prelim. waitlisters. Just sayin'.


When I spoke with admissions, they told me thqt they would have some sort of decision by March 15 - admi, deny or regular (ranked) waitlist.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby bbermud » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:13 pm

so since i don't have a snow balls chance in hell of being awarded a merit-based scholarship of any kind, has anyone heard if iowa is generous with need-based grants?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby tropicalpeach » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:07 pm

Does anyone know if they offer a travel stipend to attend an ASW?

Thanks!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby alexb » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:10 pm

DocHawkeye wrote:
alexb wrote:One month and a day until they start taking a second look at us prelim. waitlisters. Just sayin'.


When I spoke with admissions, they told me thqt they would have some sort of decision by March 15 - admi, deny or regular (ranked) waitlist.


Oh, I must have understood that backwards. I thought they would start making decisions then. Cool, thanks!

Edit: reading comprehension fail :P

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:14 pm

tropicalpeach wrote:Does anyone know if they offer a travel stipend to attend an ASW?

Thanks!


Scholarship recipients are allotted $300 for documented travel expenses including airfare, mileage on a personal vehicle (but not a rental), and hotel only. Receipts or credit card statements must be shown, and the amount is only awarded if you matriculate.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby brupe » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:04 am

I was prelim waitlisted 12/17. I've given up (with a 3.67 and 151) and accepted a better paying job that expects a year commitment. I start March 7. If I find out a week after I start that I get in by some freak accident, I'll freak the eff ouuuuuuuuuuuut and probably go on a murder spree.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jayman6 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:12 pm

brupe wrote:I was prelim waitlisted 12/17. I've given up (with a 3.67 and 151) and accepted a better paying job that expects a year commitment. I start March 7. If I find out a week after I start that I get in by some freak accident, I'll freak the eff ouuuuuuuuuuuut and probably go on a murder spree.


Okay I've seen an increase in the weirdos using TLS lately. Is this normal at this point in the cycle?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:45 pm

brupe wrote:I was prelim waitlisted 12/17. I've given up (with a 3.67 and 151) and accepted a better paying job that expects a year commitment. I start March 7. If I find out a week after I start that I get in by some freak accident, I'll freak the eff ouuuuuuuuuuuut and probably go on a murder spree.


Is the year commitment really so solid that you can't get out of it to go to school? That seems odd to me... The only jobs I've been in that are a "one-year minimum commitment" are just ones that paid relocation, and if you quit before a year you just pay back the relocation assistance.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:02 pm

Class of 2014 Facebook Page!

For those of you attending, please join :-)

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby 80884 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:49 pm

chrisbru wrote:Class of 2014 Facebook Page!

For those of you attending, please join :-)

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/home.p ... 87342&ap=1


thank you chrisbru

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby clintone88 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:17 pm

I got a nice semi-personal email today about my previous experience and my personal statement that definitely boosted Iowa way up in the schools I'm considering. Even if it was something everyone received it's a nice touch to let me know I'm not just receiving the exact same mass emails as everyone else.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby brupe » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:44 pm

It's probably not that solid that I can't get out of it. It'd be just my luck though.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby dreakol » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:24 pm

clintone88 wrote:I got a nice semi-personal email today about my previous experience and my personal statement that definitely boosted Iowa way up in the schools I'm considering. Even if it was something everyone received it's a nice touch to let me know I'm not just receiving the exact same mass emails as everyone else.


I never got anything personal from Iowa...feel special.

FWIW I emailed them asking them about scholarships and they send to email them back in two weeks.

Was accepted 12/10 w/ 3.67 169

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:34 pm

dreakol wrote:
clintone88 wrote:I got a nice semi-personal email today about my previous experience and my personal statement that definitely boosted Iowa way up in the schools I'm considering. Even if it was something everyone received it's a nice touch to let me know I'm not just receiving the exact same mass emails as everyone else.


I never got anything personal from Iowa...feel special.

FWIW I emailed them asking them about scholarships and they send to email them back in two weeks.

Was accepted 12/10 w/ 3.67 169


Yea, email them back then because that's when the deadline is so they will index every candidate and likely go from there.

The only additional bumps you get to your index is 1. URM or 2. In-state.

It looks like it'll be close for you to get a full merit. If you are URM or In-State I'd say you're a lock for one.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby bbermud » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:15 pm

typ3 wrote:
dreakol wrote:
clintone88 wrote:I got a nice semi-personal email today about my previous experience and my personal statement that definitely boosted Iowa way up in the schools I'm considering. Even if it was something everyone received it's a nice touch to let me know I'm not just receiving the exact same mass emails as everyone else.


I never got anything personal from Iowa...feel special.

FWIW I emailed them asking them about scholarships and they send to email them back in two weeks.

Was accepted 12/10 w/ 3.67 169


Yea, email them back then because that's when the deadline is so they will index every candidate and likely go from there.

The only additional bumps you get to your index is 1. URM or 2. In-state.

It looks like it'll be close for you to get a full merit. If you are URM or In-State I'd say you're a lock for one.



so what are the chances that iowa would be nice be and give me any sort of money??

1) in state 2) hispanic (colombian)/ URM? 3) EFC is $0 4) my LSAT score is no where near ne thing to merit me a merit-scholarship.

i'm thinking no posssible way....but maybe grants????

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:26 pm

bbermud wrote:

so what are the chances that iowa would be nice be and give me any sort of money??

1) in state 2) hispanic (colombian)/ URM? 3) EFC is $0 4) my LSAT score is no where near ne thing to merit me a merit-scholarship.

i'm thinking no posssible way....but maybe grants????


We can't answer this without your numbers.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby dreakol » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:30 pm

typ3 wrote:
dreakol wrote:
clintone88 wrote:I got a nice semi-personal email today about my previous experience and my personal statement that definitely boosted Iowa way up in the schools I'm considering. Even if it was something everyone received it's a nice touch to let me know I'm not just receiving the exact same mass emails as everyone else.


I never got anything personal from Iowa...feel special.

FWIW I emailed them asking them about scholarships and they send to email them back in two weeks.

Was accepted 12/10 w/ 3.67 169


Yea, email them back then because that's when the deadline is so they will index every candidate and likely go from there.

The only additional bumps you get to your index is 1. URM or 2. In-state.

It looks like it'll be close for you to get a full merit. If you are URM or In-State I'd say you're a lock for one.



not URM(if I was a urm...man o man would I be sitting pretty) or In-State but I want to see what/if they offer something.

deadline? application deadline, right?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Prairie » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:43 pm

so, i got home from a work meeting today and had a FULL TUITION Merit Scholar award in the mailbox! :shock: game changer. also, did not think that i warranted a full ride with my numbers, so i am guessing something is up with their applicant pool this year or they really liked my work experience.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:48 pm

Prairie wrote:so, i got home from a work meeting today and had a FULL TUITION Merit Scholar award in the mailbox! :shock: game changer. also, did not think that i warranted a full ride with my numbers, so i am guessing something is up with their applicant pool this year or they really liked my work experience.


You are in-state correct?

If not, don't say it out loud. JenDarby might lose it ;)

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Prairie » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:49 pm

typ3 wrote:
Prairie wrote:so, i got home from a work meeting today and had a FULL TUITION Merit Scholar award in the mailbox! :shock: game changer. also, did not think that i warranted a full ride with my numbers, so i am guessing something is up with their applicant pool this year or they really liked my work experience.


You are in-state correct?



no. oos.




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