UW Madison c/o 2015

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minnbills
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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby minnbills » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:20 pm

So who else is going to be in Madison this weekend?

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby flyingduck » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:40 pm

Just withdrew. That should put some money back into the pool for all of you. Good luck!

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby lilsheeba » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:49 pm

Hello peeps! Is anyone else still under review? My file was complete 1/03/12 and has been under review since 1/24/12. I am out of state.

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby WannaGo » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:52 pm

lilsheeba wrote:Hello peeps! Is anyone else still under review? My file was complete 1/03/12 and has been under review since 1/24/12. I am out of state.


I'm still under review. Would love to hear who is in, who is out and what everyone's numbers are, if they are willing to share.

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby ashley12 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:31 pm

lilsheeba wrote:Hello peeps! Is anyone else still under review? My file was complete 1/03/12 and has been under review since 1/24/12. I am out of state.


UR since the second week of Dec

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby BearsGrl » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:34 pm

ashley12 wrote:
lilsheeba wrote:Hello peeps! Is anyone else still under review? My file was complete 1/03/12 and has been under review since 1/24/12. I am out of state.


UR since the second week of Dec


+1

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby btw384 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:21 am

minnbills wrote:So who else is going to be in Madison this weekend?

I'll be there! Looking forward to it.

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby Panther7 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:42 pm

vaguephoenix wrote:
Panther7 wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:Hey, tww....

Do you mind telling us about other aspects of your time while at UW? For example, were you on a journal and in what capacity? Stuff like that...

Thanks!


I do journal/moot if you have any questions on that stuff, I'd be happy to answer.


How did you decide which activities to get involved with? How did you select journal over, say, a clinical? Is one more beneficial than the other?


Well, Journals have a tryout at the end of 1L year (it's your first two weeks of summer vacation). Moot Court is a mid-spring try-out (we just finished the 1L tryouts a few weeks ago).

Clinicals are different, they are more like job applications, you submit your resume and the application form and wait. Some have interviews. No idea how the selection process works though, they don't have any grades when you turn them in. No interview, it might be random. 2L clinicals have interviews and such. I'm also doing a clinical, there are plenty of opportunities if you wish to do a clinical while you are at UW. I opted not to try out for Mock Trial, which also has tryouts.

Personally, Moot Court is probably the most useful to a future lawyer. Journals really don't matter unless you want to a.) be a professor, or b.) get biglaw (in which case it's law review or bust). You are free slave labor and don't really learn much of anything -- it's a resume booster, essentially. Mock Trial would also be beneficial, I can imagine, as you learn evidence inside-out. Clinicals give you practice doing the office/client work, moot gives you the skills for oral arguments, mock trial gives skills for courtroom presence, journal gives(?) skills for academic research. The first three are most relevant to a practicing attorney, the last really isn't.

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BarcaCrossesTheAlps
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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:23 pm

Went from 3/5 to 3/21 today on status.... C'mon Wisconsin!

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby MentalGopher » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:33 am

Applied RD and got an affirmative 2 weeks later. (Fastest of my apps so far, and the one I submitted most recently, to boot. If only Minnesota were this fast....)

I'm out-of-state, but I was above the medians on both LSAT and GPA.

Good luck to those who are waiting, and congrats to those who got in!

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby tyro » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:10 am

MentalGopher wrote:Applied RD and got an affirmative 2 weeks later. (Fastest of my apps so far, and the one I submitted most recently, to boot. If only Minnesota were this fast....)

I'm out-of-state, but I was above the medians on both LSAT and GPA.

Good luck to those who are waiting, and congrats to those who got in!

Congrats! For others who are still waiting, it looks like it might be a while because of the updated deadline. I doubt they will start looking at the watilist pool until late April or early May.

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby Dick Dastardly » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:44 pm

btw384 wrote:
minnbills wrote:So who else is going to be in Madison this weekend?

I'll be there! Looking forward to it.

We'll meet you at the KK.

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby iamsparticus » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:48 pm

Can anyone who was admitted already comment on when they have to make a commitment by? How much the deposit is? I thought I saw somewhere on the thread it was $0...honor system. Thanks!

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:28 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:Went from 3/5 to 3/21 today on status.... C'mon Wisconsin!



3/5 to 3/21 to 3/28.... something is happening!

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby WannaGo » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:37 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:Went from 3/5 to 3/21 today on status.... C'mon Wisconsin!



3/5 to 3/21 to 3/28.... something is happening!


....some of us are still waiting. Knowing other people are too makes me feel better.

Wisconsin - I love you. Just love me back...please...pretty please :cry:

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby btw384 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:12 pm

iamsparticus wrote:Can anyone who was admitted already comment on when they have to make a commitment by? How much the deposit is? I thought I saw somewhere on the thread it was $0...honor system. Thanks!

It is a $0 deposit. Mine was originally due on (I think) April 23. They give you an option to defer your decision date until May 14 if you need more time. Once admitted, they will email a simple online form that you can submit if you want to matriculate, defer until May 14, or reject admission.

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby DportIA » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:39 pm

Did anyone else get an email about being a candidate for the Godfrey and Kahn fellowship?

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby gfj90 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:29 am

DportIA wrote:Did anyone else get an email about being a candidate for the Godfrey and Kahn fellowship?


No, congrats though.

URM?

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby DportIA » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:07 am

Yes. After doing some research, it is apparently only URM. G&K gives you an attorney mentor, sets you up with a 1L summer associate gig, and then invites you for a 2L associate stint if you are successful at your 1L job.

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby SoltiBichon » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:15 pm

DportIA wrote:Did anyone else get an email about being a candidate for the Godfrey and Kahn fellowship?


Yup. I got one yesterday. Sucks they only give one award! Wonder how many people got nominated.

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:01 pm

Been "in review" for a few weeks now....

anyone know how long the average "in review" period lasts..? I have deposits coming up.... Really interested in Wisky.

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby Heretofore » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:43 pm

in today via email

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:45 pm

Congratulations! :D

Hey, what are your dates, if you don't mind...

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby laduper » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:01 am

Few questions for y'all, since UW is on spring break and I'm hoping the collective mind has some answers for me:

Has anyone who already "reserved their place" received MyUW login information, or know when we should get that by?

I'm 99% certain on Madison, but don't want to let the other acceptances go by the wayside if I can't get the necessary loans from UW... has anyone received financial aid info?

Also, just to be clear: there's no deposit for Madison, right?

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Re: UW Madison c/o 2015

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:16 am

I have not been notified yet, but...

I was given my.wisc info on the 29th of March...

And no deposit at UW.




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