Missouri Class of 2015

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby CPM723 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:59 pm

What kind of tech upgrades will they be doing?

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:13 pm

CPM723 wrote:What kind of tech upgrades will they be doing?

Not entirely sure. I know they're improving the wifi in-building, because it's been...well, it's been awful at times.

It would be great if they added some new outlets in the classrooms, but that's not likely to happen.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby CPM723 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:14 pm

Ford Prefect wrote:
CPM723 wrote:What kind of tech upgrades will they be doing?

Not entirely sure. I know they're improving the wifi in-building, because it's been...well, it's been awful at times.

It would be great if they added some new outlets in the classrooms, but that's not likely to happen.


Why no outlets?

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:19 pm

CPM723 wrote:
Ford Prefect wrote:
CPM723 wrote:What kind of tech upgrades will they be doing?

Not entirely sure. I know they're improving the wifi in-building, because it's been...well, it's been awful at times.

It would be great if they added some new outlets in the classrooms, but that's not likely to happen.


Why no outlets?

To upgrade the classrooms would be wicked expensive. There are a few in each room, but no one is allowed to use them during finals. It honestly hasn't really been an issue, so long as you have a spare battery for your laptop. My computer has only died once during class, and that's because I forgot to charge it from the day before. During finals, I think I only saw two instances where someone had to switch from taking exam on computer to bluebook. One of those was because his computer completely stopped working and not because of battery issue. If it's a real concern, just get a computer with a long battery life - mine gets upwards of 9 hours, even when connected to the internet.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby molazapuku » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:49 am

Avoided this thread for a bit, I have been in St. Louis for the holidays and did some short intern things.

Upgrades...Ford hit it pretty well. It would be capitol intensive, and Mizzou runs lean and mean financially. The way the building is designed it would just be difficult to simple run power strips. A lot of structural changes would have to be made. Unfortunately, the building was built just a bit before the use of laptops was something that was clearly going to dominate. I think at this point, they figure the battery technology is just going to catch up anyway. I think they are probably right...really didnt see THAT many people have to battery swap. I suspect that number gets smaller each semester.

Earlier posts of mine indicated that I would update on whether I felt my rather loose "law school shouldnt consume your life here" approach was working. Midterms indicated it was ok. Final grades are in, I am pretty dad-gum happy. I did pretty good across the board and *very* good in a couple. Which, ironically, is making me rethink the strategy because I cant help but go "wow...if I actually tried a bit harder I might have REALLY kicked some doors down." So next semester I am modifying the strategy...instead of avoiding campus like the plague (I avoided campus like the plague unless I was in class, and frankly missed a lot of classes). New plan is to designate hours like a job...something like 8-4:30pm...and avoid bringing ANYTHING home. I figure being home was great, but reading casebooks with kids running around the house like a heard of elephants probably wasn't the best quality time at home for me or for them. Plus they got a kinect for christmas and dangit I am a little too tempted to play with them...=)

I will update if this works better or worse...sounds good, but I am high enough in the class (estimated) that I have room to fail here too. Plus I think EVERYONE is doing this kind of after-action analysis and will come back stronger next semester.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby ADks » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:09 pm

Admitted today via Phone Call from Ms. Heck. She is a very nice lady! Haha

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:23 pm

ADks wrote:Admitted today via Phone Call from Ms. Heck. She is a very nice lady! Haha



Congratulations! And, yes, everyone at Mizzou has been more than friendly about everything!

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby ADks » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:32 pm

Does Mizzou negotiate scholarships?

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby punkyg0608 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:51 pm

ADks wrote:Does Mizzou negotiate scholarships?


From what I've heard, Mizzou gives very little scholarship money in the first place because their tuition is so low. It can't hurt to try, but I wouldn't count on much.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:03 pm

punkyg0608 wrote:
ADks wrote:Does Mizzou negotiate scholarships?


From what I've heard, Mizzou gives very little scholarship money in the first place because their tuition is so low. It can't hurt to try, but I wouldn't count on much.

This is correct. The scholarships you can potentially get, though, go a long way. I'm paying barely more per year for Mizzou law than I did at my private undergrad in the late '90s. Which is nice.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby checkster » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:24 pm

Accepted last week via phone, which was a nice touch.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ginj » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:02 pm

Withdrew my acceptance. Good luck all!

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby checkster » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:45 pm

Visiting tomorrow, definitely going to make checking out the tech limitations a priority...

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:15 pm

checkster wrote:Visiting tomorrow, definitely going to make checking out the tech limitations a priority...

It really isn't that bad. Just make sure you have a newer computer with a reasonable battery life. The issue is only in classrooms, and really only comes up if you have a battery that gets less than 4 hours of life or you forgot to charge up before class. There are outlets aplenty in the library. What time is your visit?

And ginj, you've broken my heart.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:16 pm

stupid internet making me double post.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby checkster » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:17 pm

I'm gonna get there in the morning, supposed to sit in on a class at 11:30 then go on a tour in the afternoon.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:22 pm

checkster wrote:I'm gonna get there in the morning, supposed to sit in on a class at 11:30 then go on a tour in the afternoon.

You'll most likely be sitting in on my class then. Fantastic.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ginj » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:23 pm

Ford Prefect wrote:
checkster wrote:Visiting tomorrow, definitely going to make checking out the tech limitations a priority...

It really isn't that bad. Just make sure you have a newer computer with a reasonable battery life. The issue is only in classrooms, and really only comes up if you have a battery that gets less than 4 hours of life or you forgot to charge up before class. There are outlets aplenty in the library. What time is your visit?

And ginj, you've broken my heart.


But I <3 you.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby juicyj » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:06 pm

How hott are the girls in the law school?

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:07 pm

It's an all-boys school.

ETA: Checkster, what did you think of the school today?
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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby checkster » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:08 pm

Ha. ^^Was your 11:30 class crim law?

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:08 pm

checkster wrote:Ha. ^^Was your 11:30 class crim law?

dammit I just edited my response.

Yes, that was my class. It was a good class today.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby checkster » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:12 pm

Yeah, I enjoyed that class. What professor is that?

The school was alright, I'm finishing undergrad at Truman and grew up a Mizzou fan, so I knew the campus pretty well already. Not the best facilities I've visited, but not bad. The lack of outlets in the classrooms still baffles me. But overall I had a good visit. My problem is I've gotten into schools ranked significantly higher, but I don't know that I can turn down the huge difference that in-state tuition makes...

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Ford Prefect » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:17 pm

That was Prof. Litton. He's fantastic. Both times I visited I sat in on his class. I feel pretty lucky to have gotten him this semester.

I completely understand the issue of higher rank v. lower tuition. It's a tough call but you'll certainly make the right one. If you have any other questions about the school, feel free to ask me here in the thread or send me a message.

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Re: Missouri Class of 2015

Postby Andrews989 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:39 pm

According to their e-mail late last week, scholarship information will be sent out this week. Does anyone know how they typically notify scholarship recipients? (mail vs email)




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