Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

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Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:23 pm

Got a big look book in the mail yesterday-- applied back in September. Pretty much a safety for me, but it's Ole Miss... :D Acceptances should start coming out towards the end of this month! Anyone else out there apply?

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby rjma88 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:52 pm

I'm not applying here but am an undergrad at Ole Miss and live with a current 1L. Shoot me a PM if you have any questions about the campus or student life or anything. I may be able to help with more specific law school stuff but can't make any promises.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby swmswm2011 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:11 pm

I applied to Ole Miss. It is one of my safeties as well, I figure it is a pretty awesome safety to have on hold. I applied in September too, hopefully I'll hear back soon.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby JDLaf » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:45 am

i applied as well but its not a safety for me, haha. I would love to go here though! I applied in early September as well. 153/3.36...5 years active duty military officer, which I'm hoping will help me out alot. anyways, best of luck to everyone!

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:26 pm

Good luck as well! I've never even been to Mississippi, but I have a lot of friends at Ole Miss for undergrad. They LOVE IT.

Anyways, I went UR on 10/2. I got a big package in the mail from them that was decieving! It was just a look book and other information.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby uwgbluedevil » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:40 pm

Safety school as well, but I've heard its a great college atmosphere so I wouldn't mind going there if I had to

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Ginj » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:46 pm

Barbie wrote:Good luck as well! I've never even been to Mississippi, but I have a lot of friends at Ole Miss for undergrad. They LOVE IT.

Anyways, I went UR on 10/2. I got a big package in the mail from them that was decieving! It was just a look book and other information.


Where did you grow up, Barbie? If you haven't lived in the deep South before, you might be in for some culture shock.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:48 pm

Ginj wrote:
Barbie wrote:Good luck as well! I've never even been to Mississippi, but I have a lot of friends at Ole Miss for undergrad. They LOVE IT.

Anyways, I went UR on 10/2. I got a big package in the mail from them that was decieving! It was just a look book and other information.


Where did you grow up, Barbie? If you haven't lived in the deep South before, you might be in for some culture shock.


I'm from north Georgia and now I live in Florida. I'm a fan of southern culture :)

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby General Tso » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:50 pm

Barbie wrote:Good luck as well! I've never even been to Mississippi, but I have a lot of friends at Ole Miss for undergrad. They LOVE IT.

Anyways, I went UR on 10/2. I got a big package in the mail from them that was decieving! It was just a look book and other information.


It is a fun place to go to school (at least for a few years)...but more importantly you should be looking at the career prospects. My brother went there, and I can tell you that if you arent top 5%, you won't be getting a job in any major city, and you will probably be making in the neighborhood of 40-50k. I grew up in MS and that is still good money to me, but if that's not okay with you, you should reconsider.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby sknowl01 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:53 pm

Applied 9/10/2010
Accepted 10/15/2010

I am interested in the criminal law program, but we will have to see how the rest of my cycle goes.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:57 pm

General Tso wrote:
Barbie wrote:Good luck as well! I've never even been to Mississippi, but I have a lot of friends at Ole Miss for undergrad. They LOVE IT.

Anyways, I went UR on 10/2. I got a big package in the mail from them that was decieving! It was just a look book and other information.


It is a fun place to go to school (at least for a few years)...but more importantly you should be looking at the career prospects. My brother went there, and I can tell you that if you arent top 5%, you won't be getting a job in any major city, and you will probably be making in the neighborhood of 40-50k. I grew up in MS and that is still good money to me, but if that's not okay with you, you should reconsider.


For the price of Ole Miss, that wouldn't be SO bad. Plus, isn't the cost of living in Mississippi pretty darn cheap?

Also, I've heard Ole Miss is pretty stingy on scholarship (prob bc of the low cost anyways)-- does anyone know what one could expect?

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby General Tso » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:35 pm

Barbie wrote:For the price of Ole Miss, that wouldn't be SO bad. Plus, isn't the cost of living in Mississippi pretty darn cheap?

Also, I've heard Ole Miss is pretty stingy on scholarship (prob bc of the low cost anyways)-- does anyone know what one could expect?


in the past they havent given out much scholarship $$

It is cheap, and students of higher ranked, more expensive schools (myself included) are not facing much better job prospects anyway.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:42 pm

General Tso wrote:
Barbie wrote:For the price of Ole Miss, that wouldn't be SO bad. Plus, isn't the cost of living in Mississippi pretty darn cheap?

Also, I've heard Ole Miss is pretty stingy on scholarship (prob bc of the low cost anyways)-- does anyone know what one could expect?


in the past they havent given out much scholarship $$

It is cheap, and students of higher ranked, more expensive schools (myself included) are not facing much better job prospects anyway.


Where do you go? Do they give out any money? Or how hard is it to get in state tuition? Sorry for all the questions haha

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby General Tso » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:59 pm

sent you a private message....don't want to clog up the Ole Miss thread

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby deadpanic » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:08 pm

i'm a 1L here if anyone has any questions. ole miss admissions can be pretty slow because they have a committee that meets just once a week or so.

The general is right in that you will not be working in any major city if you consider that to be NYC/CHI/LA/DC. There will be a handful that get DC & ATL, and a lot of others will go to memphis, nashville, birmingham, dallas, houston, new orleans, or their little hometowns, it is doubtful that you will land the big firms in the major markets. BUT, you won't land that from most other SEC schools either. there is a lot of out-of-staters here, especially this year.

ole miss is pretty stingy on scholarship $, but tuition is cheap and it is real easy to get in-state after the first year. if anyone has anymore specific questions i can try to answer them.

best of luck y'all.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby uwgbluedevil » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:19 pm

Applied today 11/15. Hope to go complete within a week after my LOR's are all uploaded. Any idea on when to expect a decision after I go complete?

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby bendtheslurry » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:45 pm

I finished my app on friday and got an email saturday that my transcripts do not show my degree conferred...which really confuses me because my academic summary reports indicate otherwise. Anyway, I haven't gotten a response from them on how to address whatever it is that needs to be fixed :(

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:36 pm

deadpanic wrote:
There will be a handful that get ATL, memphis, nashville, birmingham, dallas, houston, new orleans.


ftfy

About 10-15 or so people are gonna get legit (i.e. secondary market equivalent of big/mid law) firm jobs in those cities every year from Ole Miss. Don't mislead people. It's not a bad school by any means, and Oxford is really a fantastic college town.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby General Tso » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:40 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:
deadpanic wrote:
There will be a handful that get ATL, memphis, nashville, birmingham, dallas, houston, new orleans.


ftfy

About 10-15 or so people are gonna get legit (i.e. secondary market equivalent of big/mid law) firm jobs in those cities every year from Ole Miss. Don't mislead people. It's not a bad school by any means, and Oxford is really a fantastic college town.


Well, that's true, but I would still think small firms in bigger cities might be an option. And contrary to popular belief, small firms are "legit". In this economy I wouldn't have many qualms about going to Ole Miss on the cheap and making 40k at a small firm (if I wanted to live in the South that is).

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:44 pm

General Tso wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:
deadpanic wrote:
There will be a handful that get ATL, memphis, nashville, birmingham, dallas, houston, new orleans.


ftfy

About 10-15 or so people are gonna get legit (i.e. secondary market equivalent of big/mid law) firm jobs in those cities every year from Ole Miss. Don't mislead people. It's not a bad school by any means, and Oxford is really a fantastic college town.


Well, that's true, but I would still think small firms in bigger cities might be an option. And contrary to popular belief, small firms are "legit". In this economy I wouldn't have many qualms about going to Ole Miss on the cheap and making 40k at a small firm (if I wanted to live in the South that is).


You and I have had the discussion about the 40k thing previously. From Ole Miss, I agree it's not such a bad idea. I also agree that small firms can certainly be legit. My comment was really aimed at clarifying what I saw as a 1L whose choice of words inflated the prospects of Ole Miss students for jobs that hover around market salary in those cities.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby General Tso » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:55 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:You and I have had the discussion about the 40k thing previously. From Ole Miss, I agree it's not such a bad idea. I also agree that small firms can certainly be legit. My comment was really aimed at clarifying what I saw as a 1L whose choice of words inflated the prospects of Ole Miss students for jobs that hover around market salary in those cities.


Fair enough...I too try to warn people about being overly optimistic about the careers out of Ole Miss. It is a fine school for 40-50k job right out the gate, but be aware that only 10-15% of the class (at most) is earning the 70-80k they post on their website. And as Aquilibrium rightly points out, you will be fairly confined geographically. There won't be any NYC/DC/Chicago. It'll be medium sized southern cities at best (Memphis/B-ham/New Orleans/Dallas/Jackson) and tiny MS towns at worst (Booneville/Laurel/Meridian/Natchez).

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby mpj_3050 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:02 pm

I will throw mine in - applied 8/31 and got a letter/packet dated 9/3. From the Midwest, like the residency stipulations and low tuition, plus I can adapt to anywhere. I know they are not giving out much on scholarships but at least the cost of living is cheap. Anyone know if a school can waive your first year of out of state tuition? Probably not, but that would be awesome if they can. Waiting on other apps but I know I will at least visit Ole Miss when the new building opens in January.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby Barbie » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:24 pm

mpj_3050 wrote:I will throw mine in - applied 8/31 and got a letter/packet dated 9/3. From the Midwest, like the residency stipulations and low tuition, plus I can adapt to anywhere. I know they are not giving out much on scholarships but at least the cost of living is cheap. Anyone know if a school can waive your first year of out of state tuition? Probably not, but that would be awesome if they can. Waiting on other apps but I know I will at least visit Ole Miss when the new building opens in January.


You were accepted 9/3? Mind sharing #s? :)

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby deadpanic » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:17 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:
deadpanic wrote:
There will be a handful that get ATL, memphis, nashville, birmingham, dallas, houston, new orleans.


ftfy

About 10-15 or so people are gonna get legit (i.e. secondary market equivalent of big/mid law) firm jobs in those cities every year from Ole Miss. Don't mislead people. It's not a bad school by any means, and Oxford is really a fantastic college town.


I wasn't trying to mislead anyone. you made the inference that those people were getting biglaw or even midlaw jobs there. they aren't. it is just that a lot of the kids that attend ole miss are from there, so they return to those markets. there will not be any NYC/DC/Chi. i'm not sure anyone would really think that coming to ole miss. i was in no way trying to imply that. any "biglaw" jobs may be the top 5 students (not even top 5%) in secondary markets.

General Tso is spot on.

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Re: Ole Miss Applicants c/o 2014

Postby swilson215 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:40 pm

Applied and went complete on 11/4, in review on 11/29. Review doesn't last too long, does it?




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