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 sammyk » Wed May 16, 2012 12:32 pm

PolySuyGuy wrote:Time to move the waitlist more.


agreed

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

Postby lawyerinwaiting » Thu May 17, 2012 9:36 am

sammyk wrote:
PolySuyGuy wrote:Time to move the waitlist more.


agreed


+1

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

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Fri May 18, 2012 4:33 pm

Well, I officially withdrew from every other school. Minnesota it is!

I'm pretty pumped about joining you guys in the Fall! Minnesota is so cool, I actually get goose bumps. Love the city and love the school.

So, I have an app out for Gamma, but if that doesn't go my way, would anyone here be interested in sharing an apartment? I should know about Gamma next week, and I'm open to a 2,3, or 4 bedroom deal with fellow TLSers.

So, yeah. Excited. Anyone get their Law T-Shirt yet? I deposited awhile ago and haven't received it yet?

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

Postby Nova » Fri May 18, 2012 4:43 pm

Awesome!!

Living at Gamma would be cool, glwt.

Have not gotten a shirt yet :P

C/O thread: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=180738

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

Postby Swent88 » Sat May 19, 2012 7:34 pm

shredderrrrrr wrote:daniel3.14: I think you make great points and as a 0L I appreciate their candid nature.

I completely understand your frustration about the exams. I just have to wonder if this experience is skewing your view towards the school in unrelated aspects. Would you have been this critical in the first semester before finals? Your comments, whether this is actually the case or not, appear to be rants stemming from resentment over getting screwed in your first semester.

It seems like you are pissed at UMN and all of a sudden you think the bathrooms are terrible, their program is fucked, the building is dilapidated, and it is the scum of the earth.

I suppose the point of this comment is to ask whether or not you are saying these things in objectivity ... I am just trying to determine if your complaints are legitimate or if you are like the kids in my undergrad classes who get an F on a test after not studying and claim the teachers are biased and grade unfairly.


As rising 2L, I agree. In my opinion much of that student's (clearly exaggerated) criticism stems from his disgruntled attitude about handwriting his exams. I've never had issues with insulation or wiring in the ceiling or spiders (wtf lol). The poop in the library has got to be a joke. Nor have I had issues with the bathrooms. Yes, the big lecture rooms don't have windows, but all of the smaller rooms do (which is where most of your classes will be), and the library is covered in windows. Personally, I don't choose a law school based on it's architecture; as long as it's comfortable (which it is), that's all that matters in terms of aesthetics.

Furthermore, although I don't want to cast blame for this unfortunate situation, I want to point out how incredibly unlikely (almost impossible) it is for students to miss downloading exams and hand write. I've taken eight exams, and never seen a hand writer. They send like six emails, starting a like 5 weeks before exams, with warnings, bold, all capitals etc. IF YOU DON'T DOWNLOAD YOU MUST HAND WRITE. And, if the system finds that the deadline is approaching and you still haven't downloaded, you get MORE personally directed emails warning you that you must download. You'd basically have to not check your email for a MONTH, which is unimaginable as many important communications from the administration and professors come by email. At a certain level, some personal responsibility needs to be taken here.

I'd also like to echo the response from the other 2L (page 1); my experience at the U has been excellent. Choosing to go to Minnesota Law is one of the best decisions of my educational life. I've met some of my best friends, and I've loved ALL of my classes and professors. The reputation of this school, which has always been great, seems to grow every year, and it's very highly respected in the Twin Cities, even if you aren't in the top quartiles. Although I'm above the median, I'm not "top of the class", and I got two legal jobs for the summer, one of them paid.

I just finished my 1L year, and I can assure everyone that P&P remains P/F class, and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. I actually enjoyed the program a great deal and echo the positive comments below. That debacle last year actually demonstrates a great thing about the Administration -- they are responsive to student needs and complaints. It's a new program (started 3-4 years ago), and mistakes happen -- it has since been fixed.

Also, shout out to all the waitlist people out there, don't give up hope -- I got accepted in August :)

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

Postby PolySuyGuy » Mon May 21, 2012 1:17 pm

Swent88 wrote:
shredderrrrrr wrote:daniel3.14: I think you make great points and as a 0L I appreciate their candid nature.

I completely understand your frustration about the exams. I just have to wonder if this experience is skewing your view towards the school in unrelated aspects. Would you have been this critical in the first semester before finals? Your comments, whether this is actually the case or not, appear to be rants stemming from resentment over getting screwed in your first semester.

It seems like you are pissed at UMN and all of a sudden you think the bathrooms are terrible, their program is fucked, the building is dilapidated, and it is the scum of the earth.

I suppose the point of this comment is to ask whether or not you are saying these things in objectivity ... I am just trying to determine if your complaints are legitimate or if you are like the kids in my undergrad classes who get an F on a test after not studying and claim the teachers are biased and grade unfairly.


As rising 2L, I agree. In my opinion much of that student's (clearly exaggerated) criticism stems from his disgruntled attitude about handwriting his exams. I've never had issues with insulation or wiring in the ceiling or spiders (wtf lol). The poop in the library has got to be a joke. Nor have I had issues with the bathrooms. Yes, the big lecture rooms don't have windows, but all of the smaller rooms do (which is where most of your classes will be), and the library is covered in windows. Personally, I don't choose a law school based on it's architecture; as long as it's comfortable (which it is), that's all that matters in terms of aesthetics.

Furthermore, although I don't want to cast blame for this unfortunate situation, I want to point out how incredibly unlikely (almost impossible) it is for students to miss downloading exams and hand write. I've taken eight exams, and never seen a hand writer. They send like six emails, starting a like 5 weeks before exams, with warnings, bold, all capitals etc. IF YOU DON'T DOWNLOAD YOU MUST HAND WRITE. And, if the system finds that the deadline is approaching and you still haven't downloaded, you get MORE personally directed emails warning you that you must download. You'd basically have to not check your email for a MONTH, which is unimaginable as many important communications from the administration and professors come by email. At a certain level, some personal responsibility needs to be taken here.

I'd also like to echo the response from the other 2L (page 1); my experience at the U has been excellent. Choosing to go to Minnesota Law is one of the best decisions of my educational life. I've met some of my best friends, and I've loved ALL of my classes and professors. The reputation of this school, which has always been great, seems to grow every year, and it's very highly respected in the Twin Cities, even if you aren't in the top quartiles. Although I'm above the median, I'm not "top of the class", and I got two legal jobs for the summer, one of them paid.

I just finished my 1L year, and I can assure everyone that P&P remains P/F class, and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. I actually enjoyed the program a great deal and echo the positive comments below. That debacle last year actually demonstrates a great thing about the Administration -- they are responsive to student needs and complaints. It's a new program (started 3-4 years ago), and mistakes happen -- it has since been fixed.

Also, shout out to all the waitlist people out there, don't give up hope -- I got accepted in August :)



too long. Can I get the crib note version? Maybe a few pretty pictures.

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

Postby Nova » Tue May 22, 2012 7:55 pm

Danial 3.14 is a bitter troll.

PSG, You have got to be kidding...

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

Postby Nammertat » Thu May 24, 2012 2:07 pm

SO happy they got rid of the mandatory laptop purchase!

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

Postby Nammertat » Tue May 29, 2012 1:32 pm

Withdrew today with $$. Good luck to those on the WL!

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

Postby Jaeger » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:16 am

Nammertat wrote:SO happy they got rid of the mandatory laptop purchase!



Ditto. That was majorly bringing me down.

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

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:02 pm

I posted this in the CO 2015 thread, but you wait listers...

I deffered till next Fall, so good luck and hope a TLSer gets my 2012 spot!

See ya'll next cycle!!!

8)

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

Postby PolySuyGuy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:35 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:I posted this in the CO 2015 thread, but you wait listers...

I deffered till next Fall, so good luck and hope a TLSer gets my 2012 spot!

See ya'll next cycle!!!

8)


That was a sudden change, a couple of days ago you were looking for an apartment.

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

Postby thatjuanguy » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:37 am

Anyone know when the U's second deposit is or is there only one?

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

Postby PolySuyGuy » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:17 pm

thatjuanguy wrote:Anyone know when the U's second deposit is or is there only one?



How much was the first deposit? I am a waitlister.

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

Postby minnbills » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:20 pm

PolySuyGuy wrote:

How much was the first deposit? I am a waitlister.


750, I don't think there is a second deposit.

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

Postby Jinomas » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:32 pm

I thought the laptop program was a good idea. I'm sad to see it go.

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

Postby Jaeger » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:54 pm

Jinomas wrote:I thought the laptop program was a good idea. I'm sad to see it go.


You're the only one.

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

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:12 am

PolySuyGuy wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:I posted this in the CO 2015 thread, but you wait listers...

I deffered till next Fall, so good luck and hope a TLSer gets my 2012 spot!

See ya'll next cycle!!!

8)


That was a sudden change, a couple of days ago you were looking for an apartment.



Yep! Life throws crazy shit at you sometimes...

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

Postby Jinomas » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:12 am

Jaeger wrote:
Jinomas wrote:I thought the laptop program was a good idea. I'm sad to see it go.

You're the only one.


I saw it as a symbolic gesture--an equalizer--if everyone in the same class had to make it work with the same computer.

(And I felt relieved of having to make one extra decision during what has been chaotic and taxing period of life change.)

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

Postby PolySuyGuy » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:16 pm

Any movement on the waitlist? I feel like this guy right now.


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

Postby BlondieNYC » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:39 pm

PolySuyGuy wrote:Any movement on the waitlist? I feel like this guy right now.


Image



I feel you buddy. I'm on the same boat as you.
Hopefully we'll get that call soon.
I feel like Hulk sometimes, so I have to keep reminding myself to tame the beast.


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

Postby Nova » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:48 am

Jinomas wrote:http://www.startribune.com/featuredColumns/162300916.html


Nice article. Thanks for sharing.

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

Postby PolySuyGuy » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:59 am

Jinomas wrote:http://www.startribune.com/featuredColumns/162300916.html



"At the University of Minnesota, the reduction is from 245 last year to about 220 this year."

I think I am number 221.

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

Postby PolySuyGuy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:00 pm

In like Flynn. Enough money to cover out of state.




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