Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby hawkeyelaw » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:57 pm

Hey all. I haven't seen a thread yet for 2020, so here we go....

Finally got my second LOR back and submitted my app on 11/09. Still waiting to hear from Iowa for the login to check my status. Who else wants to go to Iowa?

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby acr » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:04 pm

Former Iowa undergrad here. Willing to answer any questions about the school in general or Iowa City.

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby UltimateSplitter » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:52 pm

I wondered how long it would take for Iowa to pop up. I applied in early September and still no movement. I believe on my visit they said they begin to review in mid November. Does anyone know if this is about right?

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Postby UltimateSplitter » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:53 pm

acr wrote:Former Iowa undergrad here. Willing to answer any questions about the school in general or Iowa City.

What'd you think about living there? I was really surprised at how great it seemed for a smaller Midwest city. It had the college town feel with a great looking campus.

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Postby mojomeltdown » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:58 pm

UltimateSplitter wrote:I wondered how long it would take for Iowa to pop up. I applied in early September and still no movement. I believe on my visit they said they begin to review in mid November. Does anyone know if this is about right?


My status checker changed to "In Review" on the 9th.

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby acr » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:45 pm

UltimateSplitter wrote:
acr wrote:Former Iowa undergrad here. Willing to answer any questions about the school in general or Iowa City.

What'd you think about living there? I was really surprised at how great it seemed for a smaller Midwest city. It had the college town feel with a great looking campus.


There were pros and cons. It really sucks between like Halloween and Spring Break because of the weather. It's horrendous, and walking to class (or anywhere) during those months can be awful. It's really frigid. My other complaint was the size of the town. I really enjoyed the downtown area while I was there, but after a year or two you start going to the same bars and the same restaurants and the same stores and kind of want "more" I guess. The good news is that it's a short drive (2 hours) to Des Moines (which actually has pretty good nightlife/social scene) and not a bad drive (4 hours) to Chicago. There are cool things going on in the city - especially during Fall during the football/tailgate season, but if you're not into college football or the tailgating scene then it won't mean anything to you. Also, some graduate students I met didn't like the undergrad presence. The school, and Iowa City in general, is basically dominated by the undergrads, and some grad students were ready to "move on" from that experience. I really think having a great time in Iowa City comes down to finding an awesome group of friends. If you can find a solid group of buddies to go downtown with and take advantage of what's available, then Iowa City's great.

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby hawkeyelaw » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:24 pm

How long after submitting my app via LSAC should I expect to see an email from UIowa for login and tracking purposes? I submitted via LSAC on the 9th.

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Kimmysradscreenname » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:43 am

Hi Hawkeye-

I applied 31 Oct, went complete 1 Nov, got my Hawk ID 2 Nov, and went under review 9 Nov.

FYSA, the HAWK ID I think doesn't come into play until you get a decision (I could be missing something). Your application tracker is going tell you more about what's going on with your app, especially when you go into review.

Also, I didn't get my app received/app tracker email and pword until 8 Nov. If you've applied somewhere else already, you'll have your username, and then if you want you can go to the tracking system via their website and get your password early. I'd wait at least until they send you a Hawk ID, if this happens to you too.

Cheers and good luck!

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TheRedViper » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:46 pm

I'm a current 1L at Iowa Law. I'll do my best to log on regularly and answer questions if anyone has any.

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby carasrook » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:24 pm

TheRedViper wrote:I'm a current 1L at Iowa Law. I'll do my best to log on regularly and answer questions if anyone has any.


Thanks for your availability! If you know - how do Iowa students place in Chicago?

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby carasrook » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:55 pm

i'm in as of today! received an email from the dean. no scholly info or anything - hoping that comes in the mail?

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby UltimateSplitter » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:00 pm

carasrook wrote:i'm in as of today! received an email from the dean. no scholly info or anything - hoping that comes in the mail?

Congrats! Did you have any status changes this week? I went complete on 9/7.

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby carasrook » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:20 pm

UltimateSplitter wrote:
carasrook wrote:i'm in as of today! received an email from the dean. no scholly info or anything - hoping that comes in the mail?

Congrats! Did you have any status changes this week? I went complete on 9/7.


i didn't notice anything, i think my last update was 'complete' - today it changed to admitted.

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby UltimateSplitter » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:22 pm

carasrook wrote:
UltimateSplitter wrote:
carasrook wrote:i'm in as of today! received an email from the dean. no scholly info or anything - hoping that comes in the mail?

Congrats! Did you have any status changes this week? I went complete on 9/7.


i didn't notice anything, i think my last update was 'complete' - today it changed to admitted.

That helps with the eagerness. Thanks.

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mojomeltdown » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:39 pm

carasrook wrote:i'm in as of today! received an email from the dean. no scholly info or anything - hoping that comes in the mail?


Congrats! I'm in as well. Status checker changed late afternoon yesterday, and received the dean's email a little later.

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TheRedViper » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:29 pm

carasrook wrote:
TheRedViper wrote:I'm a current 1L at Iowa Law. I'll do my best to log on regularly and answer questions if anyone has any.


Thanks for your availability! If you know - how do Iowa students place in Chicago?


Hey, I'm sorry to say I actually don't know any specific figures that detail our placement in Chicago but I've heard that we do pretty well there. I know many of my classmates plan on working there. I think you can find that information somewhere online.

In regards to scholly info, unless you're an absolutely phenomenal candidate, in which case they'll offer you a scholly simultaneously with your admission letter, admissions at Iowa usually chooses to wait until January-early March to notify all admitted students if they've received a scholly and how much it is.

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby rpalmer13 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:00 pm

Congrats to those accepted! When did you all apply? I haven't heard anything, but I don't know if it was because I applied later.

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby carasrook » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:07 am

rpalmer13 wrote:Congrats to those accepted! When did you all apply? I haven't heard anything, but I don't know if it was because I applied later.


i applied at the very end of october

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby UltimateSplitter » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:14 am

rpalmer13 wrote:Congrats to those accepted! When did you all apply? I haven't heard anything, but I don't know if it was because I applied later.

I applied in the second week of September.

carasrook wrote:i applied at the very end of october

Would this mean that there is some kind of wait stack of already-reviewed apps since I applied before you and they do rolling? I'm definitely a coin flip at most law schools.

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby mojomeltdown » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:36 am

rpalmer13 wrote:Congrats to those accepted! When did you all apply? I haven't heard anything, but I don't know if it was because I applied later.


I submitted my application on October 22nd, went "Complete" October 25th, went "In Review" November 9th, and was accepted November 28th.

Maybe you are already familiar with it, but if not, check out the following link to see others' timelines.

http://iowa.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby rpalmer13 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:53 am

mojomeltdown wrote:
rpalmer13 wrote:Congrats to those accepted! When did you all apply? I haven't heard anything, but I don't know if it was because I applied later.


I submitted my application on October 22nd, went "Complete" October 25th, went "In Review" November 9th, and was accepted November 28th.

Maybe you are already familiar with it, but if not, check out the following link to see others' timelines.

http://iowa.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants


Oh cool! I knew about the LSAT/GPA graph on Law School Numbers, but not the timeline. Thanks so much!!

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:11 pm

Anyone hear anything lately?

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby votebuilder1 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:27 pm

Got in about 2 weeks ago :D

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:02 pm

votebuilder1 wrote:Got in about 2 weeks ago :D


Ahh Congrats!!!!

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Re: Iowa Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby rpalmer13 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:38 am

Got in on Monday (12/5) by email! Good luck and congrats to everyone!




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