University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

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lambert8
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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby lambert8 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:08 am

Got letter in mail today saying they will give me $2k more per year for scholly if I give my seat deposit by April 1

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby schmoxy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:28 pm

Aroldis105 wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
eas09d wrote:
schmoxy wrote:I haven't heard back from Miami Scholars, but it seems like lhanvt13 did...that's what I took from the post anyway! Because people have been getting phone calls this week from Miami Scholars.


Oh got it. Yeah the calls are preliminary phone interviews, which are follows by a Skype interview. I was told by the recruitment office that they were hoping to have the first batch of acceptances out by today so we'll see I guess!


nope it was my misunderstanding . IGNORE EVERYTHING


I got a call today from the head of MS this afternoon, unfortunately I was visiting another school at the time and couldn't take the call : / . I had already done my skype and phone interview so based on what people have said on here I assume it was to offer me acceptance to the program. MS with the scholarship would be a perfect fit for me, but I can't accept it with that GPA stipulation, especially since Miami just lowered the value of all their +/- grades! I'll do my best to fight it, but I'm doubtful I'll see any results.


when did you apply to UM? the Miami Scholars Program?
and when did you hear back from both?

Trying to figure out a time frame since applications are rolling!

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby Aroldis105 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:11 pm

^

I applied to Miami and Miami Scholars on December first. It's possible I applied to MS a little bit later but definitely before Winter break. I was admitted to Miami in mid-December, I was called about Miami scholars last week and skyped this week.

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby schmoxy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:39 pm

Aroldis105 wrote:^

I applied to Miami and Miami Scholars on December first. It's possible I applied to MS a little bit later but definitely before Winter break. I was admitted to Miami in mid-December, I was called about Miami scholars last week and skyped this week.



Thanks for the reply! and Congrats! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby Aroldis105 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:34 pm

Are there any L1s, L2s, L3s, or grads who can comment on the difficulty/ease of hitting the GPA stipulations, finding summer internship work, or finding post grad employment?

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby Law911 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:58 pm

lambert8 wrote:Got letter in mail today saying they will give me $2k more per year for scholly if I give my seat deposit by April 1


I got the same thing... Do you think it's smart to try to leverage for more money?

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby grantev » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:50 am

Got the call this morning--accepted to the Miami Scholars Program! This is going to make my decision really difficult, but I'm looking forward to the scholarship weekend. Anyone else?! It'll actually be my first time in Miami...

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby Aroldis105 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:06 pm

grantev wrote:Got the call this morning--accepted to the Miami Scholars Program! This is going to make my decision really difficult, but I'm looking forward to the scholarship weekend. Anyone else?! It'll actually be my first time in Miami...


I got the call as well. Its Miami Scholars vs William & Mary....
If we can find a way to lower or rid ourselves of that GPA stipulation then I'll be going to Miami.
Unfortunately I don't think I can go to the weekend retreat, I have to work (DAMN YOU PROLETARIAT LIFESTYLE). But I'd be real interested in hearing how it goes.

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby lambert8 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:57 pm

Law911 wrote:
lambert8 wrote:Got letter in mail today saying they will give me $2k more per year for scholly if I give my seat deposit by April 1


I got the same thing... Do you think it's smart to try to leverage for more money?


Before I ever got the letter I tried leveraging for more money with a better offer at a better ranked school and they replied saying that the Dean handles scholarships and if I were to get more money I should hear back in February. And then I heard back with the $2k more so I doubt they'd go higher. What do you think?

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby chomp » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:19 pm

Just got an email saying the gpa stipulation on my scholarship is being changed from top third to top half. Sounds a lot better!

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby DML13 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:31 pm

chomp wrote:Just got an email saying the gpa stipulation on my scholarship is being changed from top third to top half. Sounds a lot better!


Same here. Much better deal!

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby lambert8 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:47 pm

Same here...I think its definitely back in the running now..

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby JXander » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:29 am

lambert8 wrote:Got letter in mail today saying they will give me $2k more per year for scholly if I give my seat deposit by April 1

I got the same thing...despite my request to withdraw like two months ago.

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby Mdenis1 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:02 am

lambert8 wrote:Got letter in mail today saying they will give me $2k more per year for scholly if I give my seat deposit by April 1


+1

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby Mdenis1 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:02 am

JXander wrote:
lambert8 wrote:Got letter in mail today saying they will give me $2k more per year for scholly if I give my seat deposit by April 1

I got the same thing...despite my request to withdraw like two months ago.


LOL

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby Mdenis1 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:05 am

chomp wrote:Just got an email saying the gpa stipulation on my scholarship is being changed from top third to top half. Sounds a lot better!


I got it to! I was wondering if I was the only one, but seems to be all scholly recipients.

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby Mdenis1 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:13 am

Aroldis105 wrote:
Mdenis1 wrote:
Aroldis105 wrote:Looks like I'm not making the cut for MS based on some of the recent posts. Unfortunately, Miami hasn't responded to my scholarship negotiation e-mails either. Guess I'm heading to UF. :/


Really? What were you negotiating about, the stip or the amount?


I won't go unless the stip is lowered or eliminated...but at this point I'm looking to push my 15k up to something like 20k. Two e-mails (the second was a result of another offer at a peer school, not aggressiveness), and no response at all. We'll see, but as of now, it's a no go at the U.


Aw, I see. Sorry to hear you had no luck. Did you get an email from them telling you the tip had been changed to 1/3 of the class to 1/2 half?

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby Mdenis1 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:18 am

bajafresk wrote:
Why are you in Myanmar? I'm Burmese and a 1L at Miami!


Sorry for the late reply. I am currently travelling through South-East Asia. I was doing volunteer work in Myanmar for a little while :) How long have you been living in the US ?

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby Aroldis105 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:19 pm

Mdenis1 wrote:
Aroldis105 wrote:
Mdenis1 wrote:
Aroldis105 wrote:Looks like I'm not making the cut for MS based on some of the recent posts. Unfortunately, Miami hasn't responded to my scholarship negotiation e-mails either. Guess I'm heading to UF. :/


Really? What were you negotiating about, the stip or the amount?


I won't go unless the stip is lowered or eliminated...but at this point I'm looking to push my 15k up to something like 20k. Two e-mails (the second was a result of another offer at a peer school, not aggressiveness), and no response at all. We'll see, but as of now, it's a no go at the U.


Aw, I see. Sorry to hear you had no luck. Did you get an email from them telling you the tip had been changed to 1/3 of the class to 1/2 half?


Yeah, well I got accepted into the Miami Scholars program so the money was automatically increased and the stipulation is now at 1/2. I'm much happier with that deal, that being said my other top choice doesn't have any sort of GPA stipulation so that's something I have to think over.

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby Law911 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:09 pm

Has anyone noticed that the Miami Law School website is down? I'm trying to schedule a visit, but none of the websites ending in miami.law.edu are functioning.

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby zniha » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:49 pm

http://www.law.miami.edu is the website so maybe thats your problem?

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby DML13 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:15 pm

Anyone else going to be at Law Day on April 5? I also, got an e-mail about scholarship student day which will be similar, but it's next weekend and with such short notice I won't be going.

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:20 pm

DML13 wrote:Anyone else going to be at Law Day on April 5? I also, got an e-mail about scholarship student day which will be similar, but it's next weekend and with such short notice I won't be going.

do they do travel reimbursements??

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby DML13 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:18 am

lhanvt13 wrote:
DML13 wrote:Anyone else going to be at Law Day on April 5? I also, got an e-mail about scholarship student day which will be similar, but it's next weekend and with such short notice I won't be going.

do they do travel reimbursements??


I don't know. I didn't ask

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Postby Aroldis105 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:37 am

DML13 wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
DML13 wrote:Anyone else going to be at Law Day on April 5? I also, got an e-mail about scholarship student day which will be similar, but it's next weekend and with such short notice I won't be going.

do they do travel reimbursements??


I don't know. I didn't ask


I'm not in admissions so I can't be sure, but I don't think they do. There is a scholarship conference this week for Miami Scholars and others who I believe received titled scholarships (like full rides), which offers travel compensation, I'm pretty sure ASW and this other weekend do not. I remember in past threads people saying that Miami doesn't comp travel because too many people who weren't going to enroll wold take the free trip so that they could spend the weekend in Miami.




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