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 clemenza » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:42 pm

Any movement on the waitlist?

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

Postby guilingangsta » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:18 pm

Does anyone know how big this 1L class is supposed to be?

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

Postby Nova » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:21 pm

guilingangsta wrote:Does anyone big this 1L class is supposed to be?

they are only going to have 4 sections instead of 5 next semester, so they are probably expecting a smaller class

probably between 170 minimum, & 200 tops.

my guess is 180-190

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

Postby minnbills » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:08 pm

I heard from a Professor as low as 140.

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

Postby Nova » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:15 pm

minnbills wrote:I heard from a Professor as low as 140.

wow. well that's a good thing imo. Gotta keep admissions standards high.

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

Postby snagglepuss » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:29 pm

I definitely think the time has come for Minnesota to go Iowa-mode with the class size (I think Iowa went from 203 all the way down to 94 in a few years) if they want to save face.

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

Postby minnbills » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:40 pm

It's good for ranking and for job prospects. It's just a good thing for us all-around.

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

Postby The Dark Shepard » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:15 pm

140? That's exciting for me as a 0L

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

Postby The Dark Shepard » Thu May 01, 2014 1:37 pm

Admitted students FB page is already down to 173 :)

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

Postby atwardow » Thu May 01, 2014 4:53 pm

snagglepuss wrote:I definitely think the time has come for Minnesota to go Iowa-mode with the class size (I think Iowa went from 203 all the way down to 94 in a few years) if they want to save face.


Oh but how could this financially sustain all those important law professors?

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

Postby mx23250 » Thu May 01, 2014 5:01 pm

Nova wrote:
guilingangsta wrote:Does anyone big this 1L class is supposed to be?

they are only going to have 4 sections instead of 5 next semester, so they are probably expecting a smaller class

probably between 170 minimum, & 200 tops.

my guess is 180-190

They're really trying to maintain their rankings, aren't they? They graduated 274 in 2013 and had an entering class of 221 last fall. Do you think they would really cut class size by another 10-25%?

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

Postby minnbills » Thu May 01, 2014 5:11 pm

Absolutely. Dean Wippman said so in a memo to faculty last semester.

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

Postby Nova » Thu May 01, 2014 5:23 pm

TOP TWENTY, GUYZ


When I brag to lay people I usually go with TOP SIX PUBLIC LAW SCHOOL

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

Postby minnbills » Thu May 01, 2014 5:41 pm

Nova wrote:
When I brag to lay people I usually go with TOP SIX PUBLIC LAW SCHOOL


I've done that too.

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

Postby kevincgustafson » Mon May 05, 2014 5:19 pm

I applied 4/2/14, my last date change was 4/14. When do you think I will hear something?

GPA - 3.6
LSAT - 160

Any idea on my chances? I'm a MN native and have worked for almost 5 years in the legal field.

Thanks!

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

Postby desrea777 » Mon May 05, 2014 6:28 pm

kevincgustafson wrote:I applied 4/2/14, my last date change was 4/14. When do you think I will hear something?

GPA - 3.6
LSAT - 160

Any idea on my chances? I'm a MN native and have worked for almost 5 years in the legal field.

Thanks!


Unfortunately your chances are likely to be somewhat low. Both of those numbers are below median, and they will strive to keep their median where it's at (164, 3.8 ). If you've been waitlisted and you don't get pulled off the WL by the time school starts, you can very likely transfer in as a 2L. MN native and work history will help, but aren't likely to overcome numbers that aren't where the U wants them to be. That said, it could happen. It's a crazy year, and it will take awhile for things to play out. Ride the waitlist til the end to maximize your chances, and to possibly get an offer to transfer in next year.

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

Postby atwardow » Tue May 06, 2014 12:35 am

kevincgustafson wrote:I applied 4/2/14, my last date change was 4/14. When do you think I will hear something?

GPA - 3.6
LSAT - 160

Any idea on my chances? I'm a MN native and have worked for almost 5 years in the legal field.

Thanks!


I am sorry to say, but your chances are likely low. The U is planning on a significantly smaller class next year for the explicit purpose of keeping these two numbers high. I strongly advise you to withdraw your applications, retake the LSAT, and apply next year. As you undoubtedly know from your experience and MN roots, the U has a very strong foothold in the local job market and so waiting another year would be reap benefits for many years to come.

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Wed May 07, 2014 11:11 am

minnbills wrote:
Nova wrote:
When I brag to lay people I usually go with TOP SIX PUBLIC LAW SCHOOL


I've done that too.


That's TTT, bro.


kevincgustafson wrote:I applied 4/2/14, my last date change was 4/14. When do you think I will hear something?

GPA - 3.6
LSAT - 160

Any idea on my chances? I'm a MN native and have worked for almost 5 years in the legal field.

Thanks!


If you had applied in October I would say your chances are not great, but not infinitesimally small. Applying as late as you did, with numbers below median, I don't think it's anything to hold your breath for.

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

Postby desichhori » Thu May 08, 2014 11:46 am

In :D :D :D off the wait-list with scholarship!

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

Postby guilingangsta » Thu May 08, 2014 12:10 pm

desichhori wrote:In :D :D :D off the wait-list with scholarship!



How did they contact you?

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

Postby desichhori » Fri May 09, 2014 12:49 pm

well apparently she (ad counselor) called me (but I didn't receive any calls cuz I live overseas now, it probably got mixed up) so she mailed me too asking if I had made any finals plans for the FALL.

I replied, we set a time to speak and she offered me the spot. No interview.

guilingangsta wrote:
desichhori wrote:In :D :D :D off the wait-list with scholarship!



How did they contact you?

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

Postby Nova » Thu May 15, 2014 2:48 am

kevincgustafson wrote:I applied 4/2/14, my last date change was 4/14. When do you think I will hear something?

GPA - 3.6
LSAT - 160

Any idea on my chances? I'm a MN native and have worked for almost 5 years in the legal field.

Thanks!

take a full ride at one of the local schools now or retake for the U. 165 would definitely get you in

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

Postby frank brown » Sat May 31, 2014 9:29 am

Has there been any recent movement on the waitlist? When is the second deposit deadline?

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

Postby desichhori » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:34 pm

WHY UMN? I GOT ACCEPTED AT FEW OTHER PLACES.. SCHOLARSHIP PRETTY EQUAL..WHY UMN?

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

Postby Serett » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:56 pm

desichhori wrote:WHY UMN? I GOT ACCEPTED AT FEW OTHER PLACES.. SCHOLARSHIP PRETTY EQUAL..WHY UMN?


Because this and this.




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