University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby ThreeRivers » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:29 pm

MidwestJosh wrote:
Jaeger wrote:Hey, I just realized that I may have a schedule conflict with the April ASW. If I can't make it, but am able to schedule a tour on another week(end?), would I miss out tremendously?


I think so, but maybe this question is better answered by those who attended March.

I thought ASW was helpful but I'm not really sure how much you get to see / do / communicate with others during a LS visit.

In general I'd try to go.. within reason, all depends what your conflict is (if your brother is getting married that weekend or if you can't get off work under penalty of being fired.. then yea don't go).

Another + about ASW is $300 reimbursement

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby ThreeRivers » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:30 pm

minnbills wrote:For any current students:

so I sat in on a class recently and was really impressed with the professor and atmosphere- I was surprised how much the students and prof were joking around with each other and it seemed like a great environment.

I was surprised though that no one in the class was using a laptop. I'm guessing that professor doesn't allow them. How common is that at UMN?

Also, how typical is that kind of camaraderie? I usually hear lots of horror stories about law students but this group seemed awesome.

Just to add to what Josh stated it seemed like almost every student had a laptop in the 2 classes I observed

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby minnbills » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:59 pm

Yes it was Cribari's class- loved it.

I was wondering though: the figure for tuition+fees is different on the law school profile page than on the admitted students site. The first says ~34,000 for 1L year and the 2nd is ~37,000. Does anyone know which one is correct? Neither includes laptop and books as far as I know.

edit: my esitmated COA sheet they sent with the admit packet says 34,793 for tuition and fees

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby MidwestJosh » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:29 pm

minnbills wrote:Yes it was Cribari's class- loved it.

I was wondering though: the figure for tuition+fees is different on the law school profile page than on the admitted students site. The first says ~34,000 for 1L year and the 2nd is ~37,000. Does anyone know which one is correct? Neither includes laptop and books as far as I know.

edit: my esitmated COA sheet they sent with the admit packet says 34,793 for tuition and fees




I believe the 37K is a high estimate, as the Regents doesn't set tuition until the Summer. The 34 is the current 1L tuition.

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby minnbills » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:33 pm

MidwestJosh wrote:
I believe the 37K is a high estimate, as the Regents doesn't set tuition until the Summer. The 34 is the current 1L tuition.


Got it- forgot about the regents. Thanks for getting back to me.

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby Munchkin318 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:14 pm

Hola! I'm new to this thread. Just applied at the beginning of the week after they sent me a fee waiver. Hadn't considered it previously because of location but I've kind of fallen in love since researching it more. Not sure if I have any shot at all with my late app but I guess we'll see!

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby Jaeger » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:19 pm

Munchkin318 wrote:Hola! I'm new to this thread. Just applied at the beginning of the week after they sent me a fee waiver. Hadn't considered it previously because of location but I've kind of fallen in love since researching it more. Not sure if I have any shot at all with my late app but I guess we'll see!



Good luck!
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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby Jaeger » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:21 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:
MidwestJosh wrote:
Jaeger wrote:Hey, I just realized that I may have a schedule conflict with the April ASW. If I can't make it, but am able to schedule a tour on another week(end?), would I miss out tremendously?


I think so, but maybe this question is better answered by those who attended March.

I thought ASW was helpful but I'm not really sure how much you get to see / do / communicate with others during a LS visit.

In general I'd try to go.. within reason, all depends what your conflict is (if your brother is getting married that weekend or if you can't get off work under penalty of being fired.. then yea don't go).

Another + about ASW is $300 reimbursement



I can get a tour, and have a admissions officer field questions, but just won't get to sit in a class. Still worth going?

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby MidwestJosh » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:46 am

Jaeger wrote:
ThreeRivers wrote:
MidwestJosh wrote:
Jaeger wrote:Hey, I just realized that I may have a schedule conflict with the April ASW. If I can't make it, but am able to schedule a tour on another week(end?), would I miss out tremendously?


I think so, but maybe this question is better answered by those who attended March.

I thought ASW was helpful but I'm not really sure how much you get to see / do / communicate with others during a LS visit.

In general I'd try to go.. within reason, all depends what your conflict is (if your brother is getting married that weekend or if you can't get off work under penalty of being fired.. then yea don't go).

Another + about ASW is $300 reimbursement



I can get a tour, and have a admissions officer field questions, but just won't get to sit in a class. Still worth going?


tell ya what. message me about lunch. that'll make up for it! :-)

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:38 pm

Withdrew my application...I hope someone else can take my spot!

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:59 pm

minnbills wrote:
MidwestJosh wrote:
I believe the 37K is a high estimate, as the Regents doesn't set tuition until the Summer. The 34 is the current 1L tuition.


Got it- forgot about the regents. Thanks for getting back to me.

Just realizing that its 9 k more expensive for OOS :(

Damn lol

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby BattleshipDon » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:49 pm

So, I just got my response from Minnesota. Waitlisted. Its odd, I'm in with 1/2 tuition at W&M and full tuition at Wake...is Minnesota that much farther ahead or super-saturated with applicants? 167 3.7 ugrad 3.9 grad fwiw

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby minnbills » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:52 pm

ThreeRivers wrote:Just realizing that its 9 k more expensive for OOS :(


Tell me about it :?

BattleshipDon wrote:So, I just got my response from Minnesota. Waitlisted. Its odd, I'm in with 1/2 tuition at W&M and full tuition at Wake...is Minnesota that much farther ahead or super-saturated with applicants? 167 3.7 ugrad 3.9 grad fwiw


I'm surprised, when did you apply?

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:05 pm

BattleshipDon wrote:So, I just got my response from Minnesota. Waitlisted. Its odd, I'm in with 1/2 tuition at W&M and full tuition at Wake...is Minnesota that much farther ahead or super-saturated with applicants? 167 3.7 ugrad 3.9 grad fwiw

My guess is this definitely has to do with a later app (have amount of offers they need / feeling secure on LSAT median). Id imagine you'd be one of first to get off wl (with $ probably)

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:06 pm

BattleshipDon wrote:So, I just got my response from Minnesota. Waitlisted. Its odd, I'm in with 1/2 tuition at W&M and full tuition at Wake...is Minnesota that much farther ahead or super-saturated with applicants? 167 3.7 ugrad 3.9 grad fwiw


Just my opinion.... and I agree with the above

I think schools such as Minnesota, Indiana, et al., being state schools with a commitment to diversity, stage their acceptances. So, they may have tons of people already offered in your range. If you look at their 25%-75% you see a greater width of numbers. That is why I am not surprised to see people with 155/3.56 already have acceptances.

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby Phantom314 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:05 pm

I've appreciated all the responses so far so I registered to chime with my own experience for others still waiting. I just got the voicemail today that I'd been accepted. 171/3.43. Softs are Minnesota resident, military, and a math/IT background (not sure how much that helped). Looking forwarding to seeing you all this fall.

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:08 pm

Congratulations! And I always find military experience to a compelling "soft."

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby thatjuanguy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:45 pm

I was waitlisted as well.

Does anyone know what the U's preferred protocol is for a LOCI?

Meaning body of email, attachment, snail mail?

Thanks

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby geoduck » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:50 pm

UMN 1L here if anyone is looking for a different perspective on anything (though Josh seems to be doing a fine job of it).

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby Jaeger » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:00 pm

geoduck wrote:UMN 1L here if anyone is looking for a different perspective on anything (though Josh seems to be doing a fine job of it).



How do you feel about your job prospects? Where are you in your class? Any summer gigs?

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby amantedevie » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:15 pm

In via phone call today- I'm super excited! Surprised also, as I only went complete 5 days ago, 167/3.2. Good news for sure.

I'd like to make it for the April ASW but not sure I can afford it... looking through this thread I saw something about a $300 reimbursement. Can anyone elaborate on how that works, ie, do you just submit receipts for cost of flight, etc., and they reimburse it? Also, is there some place on-campus available to stay, or are people just finding a nearby hotel?

Thanks for any info, hope to meet some of you next month!

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:34 pm

amantedevie wrote:In via phone call today- I'm super excited! Surprised also, as I only went complete 5 days ago, 167/3.2. Good news for sure.

I'd like to make it for the April ASW but not sure I can afford it... looking through this thread I saw something about a $300 reimbursement. Can anyone elaborate on how that works, ie, do you just submit receipts for cost of flight, etc., and they reimburse it? Also, is there some place on-campus available to stay, or are people just finding a nearby hotel?

Thanks for any info, hope to meet some of you next month!

Receipts / fill out form that came in your packet and mail it to them... apparently won't get refunded until July / August though

People just found nearby hotel

I just stayed at the Holiday Inn that is a 15 second walk away from the law school. It worked out well, took the light rail from the airport to the metro-station which was about .7 mile walk away from the hotel.

If you look under UMN's admitted student site they give a list of nearby hotels

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby geoduck » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:11 am

Jaeger wrote:
geoduck wrote:UMN 1L here if anyone is looking for a different perspective on anything (though Josh seems to be doing a fine job of it).



How do you feel about your job prospects? Where are you in your class? Any summer gigs?


Job prospects: I have an unpaid internship lined up in California, so pretty good right now. Wish it was paid, but I'm only a 1L and times are tough. There are summer gigs for 1Ls, especially for URM, but right now it seems like not enough to go around. I know several people planning on taking summer classes and volunteering (for instance with the MJF (Minnesota Justice Foundation)) in order to have done something 'legal' with their summer.

Class Rank: They actually don't tell us the quartiles. If a clerkship needs to know, they tell the clerkship. I guess you find out when you graduate? That said, I know that I'm above the curve. I just am not sure on which side of the 1st-2nd quartile line I fall.

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby geoduck » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:15 am

ThreeRivers wrote:
amantedevie wrote:In via phone call today- I'm super excited! Surprised also, as I only went complete 5 days ago, 167/3.2. Good news for sure.

I'd like to make it for the April ASW but not sure I can afford it... looking through this thread I saw something about a $300 reimbursement. Can anyone elaborate on how that works, ie, do you just submit receipts for cost of flight, etc., and they reimburse it? Also, is there some place on-campus available to stay, or are people just finding a nearby hotel?

Thanks for any info, hope to meet some of you next month!

Receipts / fill out form that came in your packet and mail it to them... apparently won't get refunded until July / August though

People just found nearby hotel

I just stayed at the Holiday Inn that is a 15 second walk away from the law school. It worked out well, took the light rail from the airport to the metro-station which was about .7 mile walk away from the hotel.

If you look under UMN's admitted student site they give a list of nearby hotels


The holiday inn is the most convenient and what I did, but I know people who got far better deals last year by just using Priceline. From there you can bus or light rail to the school easily.

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Re: University of Minnesota applicants 2011-12 cycle (c/o 2015)

Postby Jaeger » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:21 am

geoduck wrote:
Jaeger wrote:
geoduck wrote:UMN 1L here if anyone is looking for a different perspective on anything (though Josh seems to be doing a fine job of it).



How do you feel about your job prospects? Where are you in your class? Any summer gigs?


Job prospects: I have an unpaid internship lined up in California, so pretty good right now. Wish it was paid, but I'm only a 1L and times are tough. There are summer gigs for 1Ls, especially for URM, but right now it seems like not enough to go around. I know several people planning on taking summer classes and volunteering (for instance with the MJF (Minnesota Justice Foundation)) in order to have done something 'legal' with their summer.

Class Rank: They actually don't tell us the quartiles. If a clerkship needs to know, they tell the clerkship. I guess you find out when you graduate? That said, I know that I'm above the curve. I just am not sure on which side of the 1st-2nd quartile line I fall.


What are your plans for your career? If you wanted biglaw, especially in a market like DC, would you think that's attainable?




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