Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

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HellOnHeels
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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby HellOnHeels » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:05 am

sandy_M wrote:I found this thread only recently and I'm hoping Maryland offers three-year courses. I am mainly relying on a student loan so I'm hoping there's a way I could save up more. I heard that Three-year degrees reduce student financial burden so I might as well try it. I hope someone here could give me advises and opinions about it.

Sandy, if you go to Maryland full-time, it will take you three years. If you go part-time, it will take you four. Hope this helps!

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:12 am

pbfoot wrote:
diegoforlan10 wrote:
pbfoot wrote: I applied 12/12 and had a decision by 12/22, above 75th LSAT below 25th GPA. Going to withdraw my acceptance in the next two weeks though, good luck to the rest of y'all!


It would benefit all of those still waiting to hear from Maryland if you withdrew as soon as possible.


HLS worthy insight right here. It would benefit all those from Ghana if Luis Suarez weren't a cheater too.


I don't really understand your reaction. I was in no way criticizing you, just encouraging you to withdraw soon if you are 100% sure about doing it.

FWIW I am not even on Maryland's waitlist. Just thought you might like to help the others in this thread as much as possible. You've been in since last year. Two more weeks makes no difference to you, but they could potentially have a huge impact on the others in this thread.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby pbfoot » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:34 pm

diegoforlan10 wrote:
pbfoot wrote:
diegoforlan10 wrote:
pbfoot wrote: I applied 12/12 and had a decision by 12/22, above 75th LSAT below 25th GPA. Going to withdraw my acceptance in the next two weeks though, good luck to the rest of y'all!


It would benefit all of those still waiting to hear from Maryland if you withdrew as soon as possible.


HLS worthy insight right here. It would benefit all those from Ghana if Luis Suarez weren't a cheater too.


I don't really understand your reaction. I was in no way criticizing you, just encouraging you to withdraw soon if you are 100% sure about doing it.

FWIW I am not even on Maryland's waitlist. Just thought you might like to help the others in this thread as much as possible. You've been in since last year. Two more weeks makes no difference to you, but they could potentially have a huge impact on the others in this thread.

I have my reasons for not yet having withdrawn, but honestly I just wanted to use the Uruguay reference.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby Munchkin318 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:44 pm

Admitted via snail mail today! Pretty pleasantly surprised :)

So originally this wasn't one of my top contenders but it has become one and I was wondering if anyone could tell me a bit more about the school and its reach, etc. I'm a foreign student so I'm not as familiar with it but they seem to be solid in rankings, employment stats, etc. Any good feedback on Maryland?

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:30 pm

pbfoot wrote:I have my reasons for not yet having withdrawn, but honestly I just wanted to use the Uruguay reference.


Well, it's not Suarez's fault that Ghana can't make a simple penalty kick :twisted:

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby Munchkin318 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:11 pm

splitsplat wrote:Question for those who got in and received scholarship money, did it come in a separate mailing or together with the initial acceptance letter?


Same question. Need to know whether there is hope or not.

Anybody?

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby HellOnHeels » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:28 pm

Munchkin318 wrote:
splitsplat wrote:Question for those who got in and received scholarship money, did it come in a separate mailing or together with the initial acceptance letter?


Same question. Need to know whether there is hope or not.

Anybody?

An award does not come with the acceptance letter (that I know of). They contact you and ask you to interview for an award. I have read here that Maryland is somewhat stingy with their awards. There was a chat with admissions a few weeks ago, and I believe they said that they do awards through the summer (don't quote me on that).

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby splitsplat » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:46 pm

Hope it is a phone interview...

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby ach24 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:07 am

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby Burton8219 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:51 pm

As it's getting to close to seat deposit time for most schools I would assume that movement around now is probably a good thing, right? Just went under review yesterday.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby mrjohnsterman » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:20 pm

I received my "packet" by email today, deposit is coming up on 4/6.

Did anyone receive scholarship info in their "packet" who was recently accepted?

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby Kaylynn86 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:49 pm

mrjohnsterman wrote:I received my "packet" by email today, deposit is coming up on 4/6.

Did anyone receive scholarship info in their "packet" who was recently accepted?


I received my packet today too - no info on scholarships. (Idk? I'd think I would qualify?)

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby pret » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:16 am

Dear Maryland,

You waitlisted me last month. I hope you haven't forgotten about me.

Idly Waitlisted,

pret

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby HellOnHeels » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:41 am

pret wrote:Dear Maryland,

You waitlisted me last month. I hope you haven't forgotten about me.

Idly Waitlisted,

pret

did you send them a LOCI?

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby ama004 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:38 am

pret wrote:Dear Maryland,

You waitlisted me last month. I hope you haven't forgotten about me.

Idly Waitlisted,

pret


+1

Seat deposit deadline in a week...here we go open spots!

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby pret » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:25 pm

stephinmd wrote:
pret wrote:Dear Maryland,

You waitlisted me last month. I hope you haven't forgotten about me.

Idly Waitlisted,

pret

did you send them a LOCI?

Not yet. I have one written but I don't want to send it now in case it becomes outdated if/when I land a job.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:15 pm

pret wrote:
stephinmd wrote:
pret wrote:Dear Maryland,

You waitlisted me last month. I hope you haven't forgotten about me.

Idly Waitlisted,

pret

did you send them a LOCI?

Not yet. I have one written but I don't want to send it now in case it becomes outdated if/when I land a job.


Unless you're sure you'll find out about that job over the weekend I would send it that LOCI now.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby pret » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:25 pm

diegoforlan10 wrote:
pret wrote:
stephinmd wrote:
pret wrote:Dear Maryland,

You waitlisted me last month. I hope you haven't forgotten about me.

Idly Waitlisted,

pret

did you send them a LOCI?

Not yet. I have one written but I don't want to send it now in case it becomes outdated if/when I land a job.


Unless you're sure you'll find out about that job over the weekend I would send it that LOCI now.

But the adcomm told me I shouldn't rush since they won't even start looking later into our files until a few more weeks.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby HellOnHeels » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:05 pm

I started this a while back, if you know you're coming to Maryland, come join me!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=179117

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:22 pm

I'm still on "Application received, 3/5"

So, yeah. Nothing yet.... waiting.

BTW, how are job prospects for the DC market... I'm curious for any current students. Baltimore is good, no? I think I could live in B-more....

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:44 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:I'm still on "Application received, 3/5"

So, yeah. Nothing yet.... waiting.

BTW, how are job prospects for the DC market... I'm curious for any current students. Baltimore is good, no? I think I could live in B-more....


It's tough, man. Do some research in the employment forums here on TLS. I'm just a 0L but from what I understand, the stiff competition from Georgetown, George Washington and to a lesser extend American and George Mason makes it difficult for UMD grads to place into DC.

UMD does do well in the state of Maryland, but our market is very small and as such highly competitive.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby tennisking88 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:56 pm

diegoforlan10 wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:I'm still on "Application received, 3/5"

So, yeah. Nothing yet.... waiting.

BTW, how are job prospects for the DC market... I'm curious for any current students. Baltimore is good, no? I think I could live in B-more....


It's tough, man. Do some research in the employment forums here on TLS. I'm just a 0L but from what I understand, the stiff competition from Georgetown, George Washington and to a lesser extend American and George Mason makes it difficult for UMD grads to place into DC.

UMD does do well in the state of Maryland, but our market is very small and as such highly competitive.


Maryland placed 38 grads in DC in 2011. That's about 14% of the class. That ain't bad. Also placed 61 (!) in fed/state/local clerkships. Also quote solid.

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/prospectiv ... index.html

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby pret » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:15 pm

diegoforlan10 wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:I'm still on "Application received, 3/5"

So, yeah. Nothing yet.... waiting.

BTW, how are job prospects for the DC market... I'm curious for any current students. Baltimore is good, no? I think I could live in B-more....


It's tough, man. Do some research in the employment forums here on TLS. I'm just a 0L but from what I understand, the stiff competition from Georgetown, George Washington and to a lesser extend American and George Mason makes it difficult for UMD grads to place into DC.

UMD does do well in the state of Maryland, but our market is very small and as such highly competitive.

Is the MD market very small and competitive? I was thinking the MD market is nice since the areas are small yet populated, the law schools are few and the state's one of the richest in the union.
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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby tennisking88 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:22 pm

Just look at the stats. 181/297 grads placed in MD.

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Re: Maryland Applicants c/o 2015

Postby Lindsey4468 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:06 am

WL at 3.25/156. Withdrawing tomorrow. Good Luck to all!




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