U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Bless » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:02 pm

Justathought wrote:My honest opinion is that most sports law programs, including the highly regarded ones, are shams. From my understanding there are two legitimate ways to break into sports law:

1. Go to a T14 program, get into a biglaw firm that represents clients in the sports world, and then make your way over to them after a few years of associate work. Of course, this could be accomplished from another law school, but you would not only need to get biglaw, you would need to be able to select a firm that dealt with specific clients in your area of interest. This is not an easy task when you don't have tons of biglaw options like people coming out of Harvard.

2. Have legitimate connections to the industry. Such as - knowing an owner/GM/higher up in the organization, being friends with professional athletes, or being a former athlete.

Now, with that being said, I don't know the specifics of Miami's program. Do they offer a myriad of externships and summer employment options with professional sports clubs? If so, and only if so, maybe its worth it.

While this is true, you have to consider that #2 is very relevant to UM and the Miami networking.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby beachviolet11 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:15 pm

So I was looking over the financial aid site and it looks like there are a bunch of specific merit awards given out other than the random amounts of merit scholarship, but obviously if someone was awarded one of these and declines to go then that money has to go to someone since it has to be someone actually going who gets them (like the law school scholars). so maybe there is still hope...

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby drummerboy » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:33 pm

waiting for scholly but doubt its coming.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby bookofcarpetsamples » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:39 pm

anyone not able to make the asd still interested in touring the campus and/or meeting some future classmates? i'm going to another asd on the same day, but i think seeing the campus and some of the people you might be spending the next three years with is an important part of the decision making process...

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby drummerboy » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:34 pm

im going to asd on the 10th. already confirmed. have lived in s fl all my life and have never visited the campus once. imagine that.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Chants » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:30 pm

When is the first seat deposit due? April 1st?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby snakebones » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:51 am

Chants wrote:When is the first seat deposit due? April 1st?


April 15th

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby risktaker » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:19 pm

Just got my packet. $0 aid. I will be withdrawing right away. Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby rman1201 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:19 pm

risktaker wrote:Just got my packet. $0 aid. I will be withdrawing right away. Good luck to everyone else!


Aid comes after the packet.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:21 pm

They are "all out of money." I called and asked. Its ok, I'll save $120,00 and go to a better school.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby risktaker » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:31 pm

rman1201 wrote:
risktaker wrote:Just got my packet. $0 aid. I will be withdrawing right away. Good luck to everyone else!


Aid comes after the packet.


I need to know asap because I have to make a decision. How long does it take for aid mail to come in? Should I call and ask if I got anything?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby bpiercea1 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:34 pm

Applied 1/29 and was hold listed 2/17 and I'm still on it. I saw they made some decisions on their hold list at the end of Feb. Anyone else in my position on their hold list still?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby flgator10 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:39 pm

bpiercea1 wrote:Applied 1/29 and was hold listed 2/17 and I'm still on it. I saw they made some decisions on their hold list at the end of Feb. Anyone else in my position on their hold list still?


You are not alone. I have been on hold since 1/20

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby SixStrings11 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:42 pm

risktaker wrote:
rman1201 wrote:
risktaker wrote:Just got my packet. $0 aid. I will be withdrawing right away. Good luck to everyone else!


Aid comes after the packet.


I need to know asap because I have to make a decision. How long does it take for aid mail to come in? Should I call and ask if I got anything?


Chances are you're not going to get anything. They've stated that their out of scholarship money to give out.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby gothamm » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:35 pm

was anybody on the miami alum chat tonight? I missed it :?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby trayball23 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:37 pm

I was on it

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby risktaker » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:51 pm

I was retarded and tried to log on PST. Fail! Don't know it it could have been that helpful though.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby gothamm » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:02 am

so...anything worth mentioning about the chat?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby trayball23 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:51 am

ya i thought it was great it was nice to see how many different types of law UM grads get into and in so many diff cities.... really helped refute this whole if your not top 14 you can only find regional jobs

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby gothamm » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:42 am

trayball23 wrote:ya i thought it was great it was nice to see how many different types of law UM grads get into and in so many diff cities.... really helped refute this whole if your not top 14 you can only find regional jobs


when did these alum graduate? Are you taking into account ITE?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby LawyersGunsAndMoney » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:41 am

gothamm wrote:was anybody on the miami alum chat tonight? I missed it :?


You can view transcripts of the chat on the admitted students site (or so I was told by a chat administrator).

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby trayball23 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:13 am

ya idk what ITE is so i cant help ya

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby yepyep » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:17 am

FeelTheHeat wrote:They are "all out of money." I called and asked. Its ok, I'll save $120,00 and go to a better school.


You keep saying that, so why are you still on the thread? Some people don't have that option for one reason or another, so it truly sucks to go into debt and have to listen to people like you who are jaded.

For the record, I'm not actually angry, just gets annoying when someone has already stated that they are not going to said school for one reason or another but stay on the thread and dog it while others are looking at it as a feasible option. You're either a fucking loser or your just pissed the Heat suck balls right now.

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby LawBound11 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:47 am

I'm still on the hold list too. My letter said that I'd be reviewed again by April 30; was that the norm for everyone else?

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Re: U. Miami Applicants c/o 2014

Postby flgator10 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:01 pm

LawBound11 wrote:I'm still on the hold list too. My letter said that I'd be reviewed again by April 30; was that the norm for everyone else?


Some people have already gotten in off the hold list, but I am still on hold too and would really like to attend Miami. Hopefully we'll hear something soon.




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