Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby willio » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:45 am

Based on the graph at LSN and the fact that applications are down again this year it looks like Minnesota is trying to maintain its medians, at least for the LSAT, by cutting class size. Perhaps when they find out December exams aren't what they hoped and people get into higher ranked schools they'll dip deeply into the wait list. I still wouldn't go, though.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby lovejopd » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:31 am

In a couple of days ago via e-mail :D
with sweet scholarship money Pumped!
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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby kd5 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:19 pm

UMN 2L here. I can confirm that a lot of transfers get in here. Something like 40 joined my class (2014) for 2L year.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:58 pm

kd5 wrote:UMN 2L here. I can confirm that a lot of transfers get in here. Something like 40 joined my class (2014) for 2L year.


yes the new strategy seems to be to decrease initial class size then let in more transfers. Disappointing that they let in so many but I'd rather have this then go down in the rankings.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:00 pm

minnbills wrote:
kd5 wrote:UMN 2L here. I can confirm that a lot of transfers get in here. Something like 40 joined my class (2014) for 2L year.


yes the new strategy seems to be to decrease initial class size then let in more transfers. Disappointing that they let in so many but I'd rather have this then go down in the rankings.

Do you feel like transfers could affect your employment outcomes in a significant way? That's something like a 15% increase in class size.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Nova » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:01 pm

Dat revenue

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:02 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
minnbills wrote:
kd5 wrote:UMN 2L here. I can confirm that a lot of transfers get in here. Something like 40 joined my class (2014) for 2L year.


yes the new strategy seems to be to decrease initial class size then let in more transfers. Disappointing that they let in so many but I'd rather have this then go down in the rankings.

Do you feel like transfers could affect your employment outcomes in a significant way? That's something like a 15% increase in class size.


I don't know, I hope not. I think the U is admitting more and more foreign students though, particularly from Korea and China, and they all seem to want to go back, so that helps.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:03 pm

minnbills wrote:I don't know, I hope not. I think the U is admitting more and more foreign students though, particularly from Korea and China, and they all seem to want to go back, so that helps.

Interesting and intelligent strategy.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:07 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
minnbills wrote:I don't know, I hope not. I think the U is admitting more and more foreign students though, particularly from Korea and China, and they all seem to want to go back, so that helps.

Interesting and intelligent strategy.


The administration is pretty savvy, I have to say.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby poichi » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:22 pm

In with a full ride for three years, 2.5 GPA stip. My cycle just got interesting.

168 LSAT/International.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:52 pm

Also in with a full ride! Awesome! (numbers a little worse than coldweather's for those wondering.)

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby CJ007 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:53 pm

Rejected via email & status checker.

Honestly, I was a long shot.

3.1 GPA (Cell bio major) / 159 LSAT

(Background: Grad school - 1 year of med school-class rep-founded community service organization - Undergrad - genetic research-4 years of community service-activities director - Work - 4 years full time-hospital-tutor-law firm)

Sent 11/29/12
Received 11/30/12
Complete 11/30/12
1st Update 12/3/12
2nd Update 12/7/12
Rejection 12/20/12

Best of luck to everyone this cycle. And Happy Holidays!

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Elle002 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:01 pm

Just got my acceptance letter in the mail and was offered full tuition and university fees with the 2.5 GPA stipend. So excited!

My numbers are LSAT: 170 and GPA: 3.9 for anyone who's interested.

Good luck everyone

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby kd5 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:23 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Do you feel like transfers could affect your employment outcomes in a significant way? That's something like a 15% increase in class size.
It really depends on demographics of the incoming transfers, which I'm not privy to. A lot of the international students I know do plan to return to their home countries. Some transfers are from the other three Twin Cities law schools (Hamline, St. Thomas, & William Mitchell), but some are surely students who really wanted to stay in (or return to) the Twin Cities but had to go to other states for 1L and are now back and back to stay.

I don't think transfers were much of a presence at our OCI - I was at almost all of the receptions and initial screenings (they put up lists with students' names/times next to the interview rooms during initial screenings), and I recognized pretty much everybody. For jobs at smaller firms, PI, etc. I think they'd be more of a factor.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bettercallsaul91 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:23 am

$16,000/yr, just need to keep up above a 2.5 GPA. Surprised, as I am below both medians. I love you, UMN.

Edit: 162, 3.76, non-URM.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:28 am

bettercallsaul91 wrote:$16,000/yr, just need to keep up above a 2.5 GPA. Surprised, as I am below both medians. I love you, UMN.

Edit: 162, 3.76, non-URM.

Woah, weren't you just admitted this week? Now I'm going to be waiting for the mailman in the bushes on Monday.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby dproduct » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:54 am

Oh and whoops. Just checked my voicemail. In!

Looks like it was left Friday around 2pm PST.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Nova » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:40 am

bettercallsaul91 wrote:$16,000/yr, just need to keep up above a 2.5 GPA. Surprised, as I am below both medians. I love you, UMN.

Edit: 162, 3.76, non-URM.


~3.75 may very well be their median target for next year, with the app decline and all. Hope to see you in the fall!

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bettercallsaul91 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:31 am

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
bettercallsaul91 wrote:$16,000/yr, just need to keep up above a 2.5 GPA. Surprised, as I am below both medians. I love you, UMN.

Edit: 162, 3.76, non-URM.

Woah, weren't you just admitted this week? Now I'm going to be waiting for the mailman in the bushes on Monday.


Yup! I was just admitted three days ago. But I live in San Francisco ... mail tends to get here very quickly.

And thanks Nova! Current UMN students all seem so friendly and I just love the vibe of the school so far. I've heard great things about the faculty, too. UMN has EXACTLY clinics I'm looking for, my favorite journal, like 8 student orgs I want join ... yeah, I'm totally in love. It would be nice to have a change of pace, too ... I love California and all, but I wouldn't mind having some seasons ... and feeling like I'm making more of an impact with political activism than I do here.

Also, I think it's fate. My SO's nickname for me for the last four years has been 'Dinky.' I hear there is this place near UMN called 'Dinkytown' lol.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Charlie.Home » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:32 pm

In via phone, did you find out about scholly in snail mail?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:12 pm

Charlie.Home wrote:In via phone, did you find out about scholly in snail mail?

Yeah. It seems, at least according to the one person who report this week, that they were snail mailed right away this time. Expect it soon. I'm assuming the reason I haven't gotten mine yet is because our mail runs really early in the morning, so everything gets here a day later than usual. :?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:36 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Charlie.Home wrote:In via phone, did you find out about scholly in snail mail?

Yeah. It seems, at least according to the one person who report this week, that they were snail mailed right away this time. Expect it soon. I'm assuming the reason I haven't gotten mine yet is because our mail runs really early in the morning, so everything gets here a day later than usual. :?


My packet came exactly a week after the acceptance phone call.

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:38 pm

BigZuck wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Charlie.Home wrote:In via phone, did you find out about scholly in snail mail?

Yeah. It seems, at least according to the one person who report this week, that they were snail mailed right away this time. Expect it soon. I'm assuming the reason I haven't gotten mine yet is because our mail runs really early in the morning, so everything gets here a day later than usual. :?


My packet came exactly a week after the acceptance phone call.

The person A few posts above only waited three days. I'm hoping this means I get my letter Monday before I leave town. Are you going to ASD?

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby minnbills » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:00 pm

If any of you guys want to grab a drink when you're in town let me know

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Re: Minnesota c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:04 pm

Sunny- I would like to, but both their ASWs overlap with other ASWs that I would like to attend so I'm not sure. I'm also really poor right now so I need to decide how many of these things I can attend. Are you going? I hope you get a good scholarship, I'm sure they are going to want that LSAT!




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