University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ariadne328 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:42 pm

annet wrote:I feel your pain, this was me earlier in this thread. Except you guys have the added fun of other school's deposit deadlines. UW Madison really does seem to get the award for slowest law school in at least the top 100. Even though I'm sitting at a good outcome most of the process was ridiculous and unprofessional.

I would email them and indicate that if you don't hear before X or Y deadline you plan to withdraw. I imagine that should get some movement because if you're in at MN then WI absolutely needs/wants your numbers.

I second this. I was "under review" for 10 weeks until I finally emailed them asking if something was up. I had an acceptance two days later. Contacting them seems to be a way to get some response.

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby reyals » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:50 pm

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basketball law guy wrote:under review 1/23 and still no response so it looks like a reject and I need to move on. Withdrew from Iowa and down to Minnesota and Indiana- deadlines approaching.


I'm under review as of the same date. I should be an easy admit here.


In today via email. If I get scholly info next week I will no longer complain about wisconsin being slow.

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ironbmike » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:59 pm

Honestly I think BC is winning the "slowest responses" competition right now. But hang in there guys, I love Madison. You better all start cheering for the Packers.

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby GoldHattedGatsby » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:32 pm

In via email on Friday. What's the situation regarding scholly notification?

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby annet » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:00 pm

GoldHattedGatsby wrote:In via email on Friday. What's the situation regarding scholly notification?


Just as slow as the rest of the process, unfortunately. If the last two weeks are a good indication the scholarship committee is meeting every Thursday and emails are going out either late Thursday or on Friday.

Let them know if you're working with an April 1 deadline from another school but, unfortunately, it seems like if the scholarship committee hasn't reviewed your file there isn't a lot Dean Scheller can do.

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby boris78 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:28 pm

just booked a flight from dc to madison. anyone else coming this weekend?

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby annet » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:54 pm

boris78 wrote:just booked a flight from dc to madison. anyone else coming this weekend?


Technically already here, but I'll be there with bells on :)

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby boris78 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:03 am

annet wrote:
boris78 wrote:just booked a flight from dc to madison. anyone else coming this weekend?


Technically already here, but I'll be there with bells on :)



Awesome! I see from your profile you will be a non-traditional. me also, i'm 12 years out of grad school now (ouch, hurts to say it!)

I was just on the phone with someone at the doubletree. I have to say, the midwesterner accents are really cute. All the $109 rooms are gone though, boo

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Postby ndel21 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:29 am

Im flying out on friday from Texas.

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby annet » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:43 am

boris78 wrote:
annet wrote:
boris78 wrote:just booked a flight from dc to madison. anyone else coming this weekend?


Technically already here, but I'll be there with bells on :)



Awesome! I see from your profile you will be a non-traditional. me also, i'm 12 years out of grad school now (ouch, hurts to say it!)

I was just on the phone with someone at the doubletree. I have to say, the midwesterner accents are really cute. All the $109 rooms are gone though, boo


If you decide to stay not on campus look to the west side/Middleton so I can drop you off on my way home :)

My sister tried to cheer me up, "but even when you suit up and look all professional you still look like a 17 year old trying really hard!" Who knew that looking young would come in handy so soon? I figured I wouldn't enjoy it until at least my 50s.

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:48 am

are you guys primarily using padmapper/craigslist to search for housing?

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ariadne328 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:48 am

ndel21 wrote:Im flying out on friday from Texas.

Me too! :)

Also, I feel a little silly asking, but what are people wearing? Is this business casual or just general casual?

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Postby luxurylawyer » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:53 am

cusenation wrote:are you guys primarily using padmapper/craigslist to search for housing?


Try these. They are good resources.

Campus Area Housing - Run by the university, this site lets you pick a specific area, price range, etc. It's very specific and helpful.

Campus/Downtown Living - Essentially every rental in Madison, separated by area. This is great if you don't mind sifting.

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ndel21 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:53 am

ariadne328 wrote:
ndel21 wrote:Im flying out on friday from Texas.

Me too! :)

Also, I feel a little silly asking, but what are people wearing? Is this business casual or just general casual?



Nice where from?

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby annet » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:54 am

ariadne328 wrote:
ndel21 wrote:Im flying out on friday from Texas.

Me too! :)

Also, I feel a little silly asking, but what are people wearing? Is this business casual or just general casual?


So not a silly question, but be warned, if you ask outside of these threads the mocking seems to be swift and merciless.

It looks like business casual for Friday and general casual (but still nice) for Saturday except for that banquet thingy. For those coming from the east coast - take whatever is in your head and then go one or two steps more casual. WI is a very casual place :)

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ariadne328 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:54 am

ndel21 wrote:
Nice where from?

Dallas. You?

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:58 am

luxurylawyer wrote:
cusenation wrote:are you guys primarily using padmapper/craigslist to search for housing?


Try these. They are good resources.

Campus Area Housing - Run by the university, this site lets you pick a specific area, price range, etc. It's very specific and helpful.

Campus/Downtown Living - Essentially every rental in Madison, separated by area. This is great if you don't mind sifting.


Thanks!

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ariadne328 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:01 am

annet wrote:So not a silly question, but be warned, if you ask outside of these threads the mocking seems to be swift and merciless.

It looks like business casual for Friday and general casual (but still nice) for Saturday except for that banquet thingy. For those coming from the east coast - take whatever is in your head and then go one or two steps more casual. WI is a very casual place :)

Thanks! That is more or less what I was thinking, but it's good to get another opinion. :)

And WI is much more casual than cities on the east coast, but not too far off my college experience in upstate NY. (Although Ithaca and Madison are almost the same place...)

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ndel21 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:01 am

ariadne328 wrote:
ndel21 wrote:
Nice where from?

Dallas. You?


El Paso.

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby boris78 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:34 pm

annet wrote:
boris78 wrote:
annet wrote:
boris78 wrote:just booked a flight from dc to madison. anyone else coming this weekend?


Technically already here, but I'll be there with bells on :)



Awesome! I see from your profile you will be a non-traditional. me also, i'm 12 years out of grad school now (ouch, hurts to say it!)

I was just on the phone with someone at the doubletree. I have to say, the midwesterner accents are really cute. All the $109 rooms are gone though, boo


If you decide to stay not on campus look to the west side/Middleton so I can drop you off on my way home :)

I got a decent room at the Hyatt ($125), best I could do. I'm gonna keep trying that doubletree though throughout the week.

My sister tried to cheer me up, "but even when you suit up and look all professional you still look like a 17 year old trying really hard!" Who knew that looking young would come in handy so soon? I figured I wouldn't enjoy it until at least my 50s.


ha! it's a good thing. do you get carded in madison?

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby annet » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:37 pm

boris78 wrote:
ha! it's a good thing. do you get carded in madison?


All the time, even when my younger (but older looking) sis doesn't.

I don't drink but also get carded when I'm designating "just in case" because some places around campus are twitchy about carding everyone at the table.

Ahh well. I'm still trying to decide what to wear to look hip and happening like the kids these days. Or I'll just wear pants and a cardigan because that's pretty much all I own :)

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby luxurylawyer » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:40 pm

annet wrote: I'm still trying to decide what to wear to look hipster like the kids these days. Or I'll just wear pants and a cardigan because that's pretty much all I own :)


Fixed that for you. It's Madison.

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby GoldHattedGatsby » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:45 pm

ariadne328 wrote:
annet wrote:So not a silly question, but be warned, if you ask outside of these threads the mocking seems to be swift and merciless.

It looks like business casual for Friday and general casual (but still nice) for Saturday except for that banquet thingy. For those coming from the east coast - take whatever is in your head and then go one or two steps more casual. WI is a very casual place :)

Thanks! That is more or less what I was thinking, but it's good to get another opinion. :)

And WI is much more casual than cities on the east coast, but not too far off my college experience in upstate NY. (Although Ithaca and Madison are almost the same place...)



I hope you meant that last bit sarcastically, because I wholeheartedly disagree.

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby annet » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:52 pm

luxurylawyer wrote:
annet wrote: I'm still trying to decide what to wear to look hipster like the kids these days. Or I'll just wear pants and a cardigan because that's pretty much all I own :)


Fixed that for you. It's Madison.


Hrm... I am allergic to hipster. I think I'll just have to go with slightly less frumpy than usual business casual.

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ariadne328 wrote:
annet wrote:So not a silly question, but be warned, if you ask outside of these threads the mocking seems to be swift and merciless.

It looks like business casual for Friday and general casual (but still nice) for Saturday except for that banquet thingy. For those coming from the east coast - take whatever is in your head and then go one or two steps more casual. WI is a very casual place :)

Thanks! That is more or less what I was thinking, but it's good to get another opinion. :)

And WI is much more casual than cities on the east coast, but not too far off my college experience in upstate NY. (Although Ithaca and Madison are almost the same place...)



I hope you meant that last bit sarcastically, because I wholeheartedly disagree.


How so? I ask only because I spent an afternoon in Ithaca and it struck me as very much like Madison. It kind of had the same vibe except with a tinge of East Coast Cool rather than Midwestern folksiness. Their downtown had a similar vibe to State Street, etc.

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Re: University of Wisconsin Madison c/o 2016 (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby ariadne328 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:42 pm

GoldHattedGatsby wrote:
ariadne328 wrote:
And WI is much more casual than cities on the east coast, but not too far off my college experience in upstate NY. (Although Ithaca and Madison are almost the same place...)



I hope you meant that last bit sarcastically, because I wholeheartedly disagree.

No, I didn't mean it sarcastically. I don' know and can't comment on your experiences, but as someone who has lived in both places for extended periods of time I honestly do see many similarities in the cultural interests and general lifestyle of both cities. Of course there are differences, Ithaca is much smaller than Madison and so has fewer opportunities and just a... smaller feeling. There are certainly parts of Madison that I don't see parallels for in Ithaca. However, I have found it's hard to come from one location and spend much time in the other without being stuck by things that feel like home. As annet said, they have a similar vibe.

I would be interested to hear (really) why you disagree so strongly. :)




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