University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nickb285 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:10 am

Surprisingly good breakfast! Although I felt like an awkward douchenozzle being the dude who bolted straight for the food while everyone else was waiting for their cue to grab bacon. So go me.

Impressed with the school overall though. Facilities are old but not as run-down as I expected, and the plans for the new building are pretty awesome. I like their emphasis on clinical programs, and the professors seem pretty cool. I suppose I'll see how it goes in Arizona and Colorado next week.

buddytyler, that kind of sucks, but it sounds like you've got some solid options not playing the YP game so good luck with those.

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WisemanAEKDB » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:25 pm

Missed breakfast cause I had some items of business I couldn't avoid that morning. Roar beef sandwich = awesome. I liked the mock lecture and the student panel the most. New building looks sweet, but is it worth 2 years of unorganized construction hell for a cool 3L? Don't know. I overall thought the day went very well. Everyone was kind and could answer the questions I had. If I end up going to Utah, I'll need to get better at ping pong apparently. Also, I'm mildly upset there were no tshirts. I totally would rock a "Utah law" shirt, haha.

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nickb285 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:24 pm

Yeah, the mock class was pretty sweet--more interesting than I'd been led to believe that civ pro would be (though in fairness they probably picked one of the more interesting segments). Student panel wasn't bad, thought it was pretty funny when that one girl clearly wanted to make sure she could keep smoking weed during law school. Super subtle. The construction stuff concerns me a little as well, I'm not super sensitive to outside noises or anything so it probably won't be a big factor, but I can definitely see that being an annoyance around finals time.

And yeah, they definitely take their ping pong pretty seriously.

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby elcee1987 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:06 pm

I was also at the admitted students day, good food! The new building looks amazing, too bad we would only get to be in it for the first year. I agree though, the current building wasn't quite as bad as I expected. Dean Aguilar was really nice and helpful in getting an appointment for me with one of the professors in my area, and I also really enjoyed the mock law class. Too bad Amy is probably nearly impossible to get a class with, because I would definitely stay awake with her teaching! Overall, U of U is a much better school than I was expecting. I think I'm still leaning toward U of Arizona simply because I don't anticipate settling in Utah, but this weekend made it a bit harder to choose!

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WisemanAEKDB » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:07 pm

nickb285 wrote:Student panel wasn't bad, thought it was pretty funny when that one girl clearly wanted to make sure she could keep smoking weed during law school. Super subtle..


Easily the top moment of ASD.

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby mewalke1 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:24 am

buddytyler wrote:Way above 75th LSAT, above median GPA, and I just got the rejection letter in the mail. YP much, UofU? Oh well; with a full ride to a state school and a half scholly to BYU, there was literally no amount of money they could've offered me to get me to go. I only wanted them for scholarship leverage. Good luck to everyone else.



No rhyme or reason to pretty much any of it.

also what does YP mean?

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jimmy_dean » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:22 am

mewalke1 wrote:
buddytyler wrote:Way above 75th LSAT, above median GPA, and I just got the rejection letter in the mail. YP much, UofU? Oh well; with a full ride to a state school and a half scholly to BYU, there was literally no amount of money they could've offered me to get me to go. I only wanted them for scholarship leverage. Good luck to everyone else.



No rhyme or reason to pretty much any of it.

also what does YP mean?


yield protection. it means that rankings systems (and by extension law schools) like those who are accepted to matriculate. if a school has some reason to believe that a student would not matriculate, they may ding/wl them in order to protect the percentage of accepted students who join the class.

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WisemanAEKDB » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:36 am

To accept the scholarship, or to accept an offer at a higher ranked school that's more expensive and where i want to work. THAT IS THE QUESTION.

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby mewalke1 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:09 pm

jimmy_dean wrote:
mewalke1 wrote:
buddytyler wrote:Way above 75th LSAT, above median GPA, and I just got the rejection letter in the mail. YP much, UofU? Oh well; with a full ride to a state school and a half scholly to BYU, there was literally no amount of money they could've offered me to get me to go. I only wanted them for scholarship leverage. Good luck to everyone else.



No rhyme or reason to pretty much any of it.

also what does YP mean?


yield protection. it means that rankings systems (and by extension law schools) like those who are accepted to matriculate. if a school has some reason to believe that a student would not matriculate, they may ding/wl them in order to protect the percentage of accepted students who join the class.



Ok yea I get that. thanks

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WisemanAEKDB » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:24 pm

Anyone on TLS submit a deposit yet?

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nickb285 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:20 pm

Filled out the paperwork, sending it in tomorrow. Officially U of U C/O 2016!

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nickb285 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:14 pm

Just in case anyone hasn't seen it, the official Utah C/O 2106 thread: viewtopic.php?f=33&t=202867

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby MNTCAT » Wed May 01, 2013 5:27 pm

Anyone else on the WL?

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby MNTCAT » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:33 am

Really??? I'm the only one? I don't believe that. Misery loves company ... right? Any other wait-list brother or sisters? For me, it's U of U or bust. As a father to a beautiful daughter I cant move from SLC and my destiny as a potential attorney rests with the decision of the admissions committee at S.J. Quinney.

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Re: University of Utah c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WisemanAEKDB » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:08 am

MNTCAT wrote:Really??? I'm the only one? I don't believe that. Misery loves company ... right? Any other wait-list brother or sisters? For me, it's U of U or bust. As a father to a beautiful daughter I cant move from SLC and my destiny as a potential attorney rests with the decision of the admissions committee at S.J. Quinney.


I met a girl the other day who was selected off of the waitlist, so there's definitely hope. I don't know much more, and I don't know anyone currently waitlisted.




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