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 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:50 am

MidwestJosh wrote:Congrats to applicants receiving admissions this week. I'd love to answer questions if you have them. I'm very happy at UMN.

Best,

--Josh (3L)

I haven't seen anyone on tls say they've gotten in this week lol

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

Postby MidwestJosh » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:55 am

Right. But i know the first batch of admissions went out this past week, so I'm speaking to whoever stumbles across this. :-)

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

Postby ThreeRivers » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:06 am

I'm still a hopeful, but if you don't mind me asking...

What do you feel the job prospects would be for someone who finishes at median?

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

Postby MidwestJosh » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:19 am

ThreeRivers wrote:I'm still a hopeful, but if you don't mind me asking...

What do you feel the job prospects would be for someone who finishes at median?


Well, we report by a quartile system. If you're in the top half, you'll have a solid crack at a big law, corps, government jobs, small/medium firms, JAG... you name it. If you're in one of the bottom quartiles, things will of course be more limited. I have several friends who have graduated around the median and have great jobs; I can even think of one who was in the 4th quartile who got a gig in DC working for the government... but I also know a couple graduates who are still looking. With that said, we really do dominate this market. I know many more people who graduated from one of the other three local schools that are still unemployed than I do UMN graduates without jobs.

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

Postby uofm26 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:20 am

I'm in!
I'm just wondering about housing-where do most law students live? Other than the library ha ha
Do you know anything about GrandMarc (the one right across the street?)

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

Postby neeko » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:26 am

uofm26 wrote:I'm in!
I'm just wondering about housing-where do most law students live? Other than the library ha ha
Do you know anything about GrandMarc (the one right across the street?)


Congrats! Did you just get in today?

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

Postby uofm26 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:29 am

neeko wrote:
uofm26 wrote:I'm in!
I'm just wondering about housing-where do most law students live? Other than the library ha ha
Do you know anything about GrandMarc (the one right across the street?)


Congrats! Did you just get in today?


Thanks! Early decision actually-December 1

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

Postby MidwestJosh » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:31 am

uofm26 wrote:I'm in!
I'm just wondering about housing-where do most law students live? Other than the library ha ha
Do you know anything about GrandMarc (the one right across the street?)


Congratulations! A few things:

First of all, don't even JOKE about living at the library. :-) Have a life in law school - despite what anyone says, it is perfectly possible to do while maintaining good grades. ;-)

Most students live in Uptown or Dinkytown. Dinkytown is very undergrad-ish and I'd suggest avoiding it for that reason - but it is very close. Uptown has some great express busses that zip to the law school in less than 10 minutes. There's also a good nightlife, coffee shop, and artsy scene there. I'm not a huge fan of the traffic and parking situation in Uptown though. I live downtown; I LOVE where I'm at and I have a 8 minute drive to school (I could take the bus, but I don't).

My personal opinion is that if you live at GrandMarc, you live at the law school. I'd really recommend living elsewhere. But, I do know several people who lived at GrandMarc and liked it. I guess it's a personal preference thing. I think it's also ridiculously overpriced for what you get, but I know a lot of people really liked that convenience.

Here's the rest of my advice: Avoid most suburbs unless you have a car and are used to driving in all kinds of weather/traffic. Also avoid St. Paul unless its along Como Ave and you have a car. Avoid North Mpls for lots of reasons. Northeast Mpls (tight to the river, especially) is pretty awesome. You should definitely look into that whether you have a car or will be taking the bus.

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

Postby DonnaDraper » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:48 am

How does U of M do decisions? Snail mail?

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

Postby MidwestJosh » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:53 am

DonnaDraper wrote:How does U of M do decisions? Snail mail?


As a follow-up, yes. Our Admissions Director, Nick Wallace, generally calls every admit.

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

Postby Lilberkie » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:12 pm

When can RD applicants expect to hear a decision? Thanks!

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

Postby MidwestJosh » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:17 pm

Lilberkie wrote:When can RD applicants expect to hear a decision? Thanks!



First batch of those decisions should start going out this week. Best of luck!

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:20 pm

Still in review 11/09

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

Postby neeko » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:23 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Still in review 11/09


Same here.

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

Postby MidwestJosh » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:54 pm

neeko wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Still in review 11/09


Same here.


ha. patience is a virtue ;-) I say that jokingly. I remember obsessively refreshing status checkers and stalking the mailman.

Like I said, they should start rolling out the door this week. NIce work on getting the apps in so early.

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

Postby DonnaDraper » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:01 pm

My status updated from 11/09 to 12/02....but nothing. NOTHING!

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

Postby aten2080 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:29 pm

Hey Josh,

I was just wondering about the social/bar scene in Minnesota. Also, I got in ED and I'm coming from California, so do you have any tips for adjusting to the weather?

Thanks.

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

Postby MidwestJosh » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:37 pm

aten2080 wrote:Hey Josh,

I was just wondering about the social/bar scene in Minnesota. Also, I got in ED and I'm coming from California, so do you have any tips for adjusting to the weather?

Thanks.


Congrats on the ED Admission! Believe it or not, something like 20% of my class is from California. I know many people from there who love this place so much they're staying. Sure, it can be an adjustment to deal with the winter weather in December-February, but this is easily one of the most gorgeous areas of the country for most of the year. There's a LOT to keep you warm and occupied in the winter, not to mention the hundreds of things you can do the rest of the year. Grab a show at one of the dozens of theaters (the coolest is the Guthrie: http://www.guthrietheater.org/), catch a game at Target field (where I actually have season tickets) or one of the other professional sports housed here. If you'd like, Ill PM you the name and email addresses of a few Californians who've not only survived a few years here, but like it. :-)

The social scene is truly phenomenal and, truth be told, the reason I live downtown. I regularly hang out with lawyers, law students and others at all types of bars, restaurants and various other venues. I met my current roommate at a bar while studying for Con Law, actually. :-) What kind of places are you interested in? Here are a few of my favorites/hotspots, but once you give me a better idea of what kind of places you like, I can give you a better answer.

http://thelivingroom-prohibition.com/
http://www.bar508.com/
http://www.theloopmpls.com/
http://haute-dish.com/
http://www.elisfoodandcocktails.com/
http://www.startribune.com/entertainmen ... 94703.html
http://www.the-local.com/
http://www.7mpls.com/

Again, these are my kind of places, let me know what you're thinking.

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

Postby minnbills » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:08 pm

Status updated today, hoping for a decision tomorrow!

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:13 pm

minnbills wrote:Status updated today, hoping for a decision tomorrow!

me too

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

Postby neeko » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:18 pm

Mine is stuck at 11/9. Anyone else?

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

Postby Lilberkie » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:48 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
minnbills wrote:Status updated today, hoping for a decision tomorrow!

me too

And me..... nervous!

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

Postby DonnaDraper » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:00 am

Mine did not update today, but updated on 12/2. I hope that means I am involved in hearing back soon. Probs not tho. According to LSN, above a 169 at U of M means most likely Waitlist :?

http://minnesota.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1011/

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

Postby fltanglab » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:58 am

I haven't updated since 10/13...so not sure what that means.

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

Postby Ernert » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:04 am

DonnaDraper wrote:According to LSN, above a 169 at U of M means most likely Waitlist :?

http://minnesota.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1011/


wow... rampant YP. UR 12/2, but guess i can look forward to a WL too then.




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