U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby mx23250 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:48 pm

AceDeuces wrote:What are your guys' feelings re: WUSTL or ND vs. U of Minn.?


You could easily argue that each of these three is the "better choice" depending on your career goals and where you want to practice law.
It depends on where you want to practice along with whether you want a judicial clerkship and/or big law. If you want the best chances at a judicial clerkship, then ND>>>>WUSTL/UMN. If big law, then ND>WUSTL>>>UMN. If you want to work in MN, then UMN>>>>>>>>>WUSTL/ND; etc. The same might be true for the specific type of law you want to practice. Perhaps one of the schools has a program/area of law you're interested in with better opportunities for externships/networking than the other schools.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby ponyboy7 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:49 pm

In through phone call!
Sent 2/12
IR 2/24

167 2.9 URM

I had no idea how to react on the phone. :oops:

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby nyenina » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:51 pm

Just got my acceptance call!!! Complete 2/5, UR 2/10. 3.9 GPA but LSAT is <<25%. I'm so excited but I also think I might have hallucinated... Did accepted people get an email/status checker change? I want to see it in writing so I know it's real haha.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Threezus » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:51 pm

159/3.2 strong softs/letters but I know I'm in the lower end of the bell curve here and I was a little surprised I did receive an outright denial.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby nyenina » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:52 pm

ponyboy7 wrote:In through phone call!
Sent 2/12
IR 2/24

167 2.9 URM

I had no idea how to react on the phone. :oops:


I second that. I tried so hard not to scream lol.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby PhenomenalWoman » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:56 pm

Congrats to all the admits!

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby snagglepuss » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:22 pm

Accepted earlier today. Applied ~1/31.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby calle_25 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:19 pm

Threezus wrote:Waitlisted today, applied 2/3 UR 2/11 Waitlist 2/25

does the quick turn around mean anything? Also has anyone who was waitlisted earlier heard anything from UMN since the initial email? Pretty bummed out, have a full ride at UST and WM but really wanted UMN, I'm assuming schollys off the waitlist are nonexistent.


Check last year's thread. I believe some people got off the WL with significant scholly money (even some full rides). Depending on your numbers, and assuming you're willing to ride out the WL, you could potentially get some good $ if they don't meet their median targets right away. Check me on this though.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Nova » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:21 pm

calle_25 wrote:
Threezus wrote:Waitlisted today, applied 2/3 UR 2/11 Waitlist 2/25

does the quick turn around mean anything? Also has anyone who was waitlisted earlier heard anything from UMN since the initial email? Pretty bummed out, have a full ride at UST and WM but really wanted UMN, I'm assuming schollys off the waitlist are nonexistent.


Check last year's thread. I believe some people got off the WL with significant scholly money (even some full rides). Depending on your numbers, and assuming you're willing to ride out the WL, you could potentially get some good $ if they don't meet their median targets right away. Check me on this though.

Yeah that's right. They don't run out of money and make offers almost completely based on numbers.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby nyenina » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:46 pm

Still reeling from the excitement of getting in :). Is there an Admitted Students Facebook page yet?

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Serett » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:48 pm

nyenina wrote:Still reeling from the excitement of getting in :). Is there an Admitted Students Facebook page yet?


There definitely is. I'm not sure when or in what they send the link, but you also might be able to locate it by searching.


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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Attax » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:59 pm

Nova wrote:https://www.facebook.com/groups/UMNLawSchoolClassof2017/


Thanks! After seeing that I check my inbox and there it was.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby AceDeuces » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:02 am

nyenina wrote:Still reeling from the excitement of getting in :). Is there an Admitted Students Facebook page yet?


Yeah. There is a link to it on the admitted students page.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby havermayer » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:19 pm

Nova wrote:
calle_25 wrote:
Threezus wrote:Waitlisted today, applied 2/3 UR 2/11 Waitlist 2/25

does the quick turn around mean anything? Also has anyone who was waitlisted earlier heard anything from UMN since the initial email? Pretty bummed out, have a full ride at UST and WM but really wanted UMN, I'm assuming schollys off the waitlist are nonexistent.


Check last year's thread. I believe some people got off the WL with significant scholly money (even some full rides). Depending on your numbers, and assuming you're willing to ride out the WL, you could potentially get some good $ if they don't meet their median targets right away. Check me on this though.

Yeah that's right. They don't run out of money and make offers almost completely based on numbers.


Just found out I got waitlisted this morning. Semi heartening to see that scholly money is still potentially on the table off the WL. Don't know if my numbers will put me at the top but I guess having a shot is better than nothing.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Nova » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:36 pm

Attax wrote:
Nova wrote:https://www.facebook.com/groups/UMNLawSchoolClassof2017/


Thanks! After seeing that I check my inbox and there it was.

Attax, I want to steal you from UT

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby checkin2014 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:31 pm

In+full ride. :D :D :D

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Attax » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:07 am

Nova wrote:
Attax wrote:
Nova wrote:https://www.facebook.com/groups/UMNLawSchoolClassof2017/


Thanks! After seeing that I check my inbox and there it was.

Attax, I want to steal you from UT

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Call up someone at admissions and tell them I need $! "If you give them money, they will come."
:mrgreen:

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby jk148706 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:50 pm

In with $120k wondering about 2.5 stip though...typical ?

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Nova » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:11 pm

Typical.

2.5 is like dead last in the class.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby georgej » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:40 pm

Another big scholarship for me here, too. Minnesota seems exceedingly generous this cycle.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby ender235 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:40 pm

Hey guys, got in with a full ride??? I'm pleasantly surprised by this - while my LSAT is above the 75th my GPA is sub 3.0. I am seriously beginning to consider this school now but was hoping a knowledgeable admitted student or current student could alleviate some of my concerns about this school. One of my main concerns stems largely from the numerous posts on TLS that say to stay away from this school unless you have connections in Minnesota. I have no problem working in Minnesota after I graduate but will I be essentially dooming myself, coming from the Boston region and having gone to undergrad in the South?

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Nova » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:43 pm

About 60% of the class is usually OOS

idk abt hiring but as far as general inclusiveness, the cities seem welcoming to OOSers

As long as youre not a packers fan, youre fine.
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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby AceDeuces » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:46 pm

Full-ride here as well. I have some very good connections in the Twin-Cities so it could be very hard to pass up.

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Re: U of Minnesota c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Attax » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:27 pm

Glad to hear about big money for LSAT>75th and GPA<25th! This bodes well for me!




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