In at Miami!

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miamihope1
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby miamihope1 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:23 pm

kbigs wrote:Anyone living in Red Road Commons? It looks pretty sweet. Kind of pricey for single 1BRs, but 2BRs are reasonable.


Its full. It seems like the Valencia is the favorite place of law students.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby SilverE2 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:28 pm

miamihope1 wrote:
kbigs wrote:Anyone living in Red Road Commons? It looks pretty sweet. Kind of pricey for single 1BRs, but 2BRs are reasonable.


Its full. It seems like the Valencia is the favorite place of law students.


For a moment I thought your name was "miamihoe1". Oops.

miamihope1
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby miamihope1 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:29 pm

SilverE2 wrote:
miamihope1 wrote:
kbigs wrote:Anyone living in Red Road Commons? It looks pretty sweet. Kind of pricey for single 1BRs, but 2BRs are reasonable.


Its full. It seems like the Valencia is the favorite place of law students.


For a moment I thought your name was "miamihoe1". Oops.



lmao, i aw one hoe on my visit. She was like a cuban model kissing on a 70 year old black guy. I guess her suger daddy.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby nightlight » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:28 am

mrman17 wrote:
miamihope1 wrote:
mrman17 wrote:
eddieg803 wrote:Guys, trust me, you don't want to live in Miami without a car. Do whatever you can to make sure you have a car. The metro is awful and goes nowhere useful aside from the UM stop. Also, the UM metro stop is completely on the opposite side of campus from the law school. It's a real pain in the ass. Especially during the rainy season, during which sudden torrential downpours occur without warning almost daily.


Yeah, I've lived in the tropics before (in the Philippines), and monsoons are no picnic. My wife will have the car, but we'll be living very close to the South Miami metro station. I plan on getting a good umbrella, and wrapping my textbooks/laptop in plastic bags. A little walking from the UM stop to the law school will be good exercise.



This is not true at all. Living in Miami without a car is next to impossible. I visited on May 22 at the coral gables inn. That is on US1. Maybe 10 tens minutes from the campus. It was a terrrible 3 days. I was sweating like Kevin Garnett the first day i walked.My clothes were 100 percent wet like i jumped into a pool. Fell a sleep because i was so tired.

Day 2 was my visit. It was nice walking. On my way back there was a downpour. I had to protect my expensive headphones and walk to the CVS near by until it stopped.

On day 3 i was very hungry at night and walked to dennys near the school. 3 mexican bloods were looking at me funny. I had to shake them and walk behind the bushes.


I planned on not taking my car. I was a 100 percent convinced you need a car. There was no metro buses like we have here in Maryland/DC. No grocery store near by the campus ( on US1)


The 3 days sucked.

It had me thinking twice about going to Miami. But then i said with a car it would have been totally different.


Of course it's way better to have a car in Miami, but it's not necessary to commute by car if you live close to a metro-rail line, or only ten minutes away from campus. A ten minute walk is nothing- man evolved legs that are capable of walking for much longer than ten minutes. Also, you need to remember to dress differently in the tropics (i.e. loose clothing, canvas shoes instead of leather, etc.).


I'm sorry to hear about your bad experience, miamihope. For the record, this is the WORST summer we've had in a long time. 96 degrees by noon, godknowswhat by 4:30, still 91 at 10pm. You walk outside and get slammed with a friggin steam bath. It's awful. Hopefully none of us will have to endure this next year.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby mrman17 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:55 am

Apparently, congress just passed a "clunkers for cash" bill that would allow you to trade in an old car for $3500-$4500 credit towards a new car (depending on the mileage). I'm not sure what all of the catches are, but it might help some of those who are interested in buying a car for law school.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby geoanthem » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:59 am

If you guys want a nice place to live close to campus, check out the Valencia. I lived there while doing a semester ug there after hurricane Katrina. Nice place, good amenities, sweet pool, mostly grad students. One downside is there is a sketchy neighborhood right behind the building. Any other questions about the area let me know.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby tknlacrosse » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:10 pm

I seriously considered Valencia but I chose to live in University Inn. Moving in in mid-July. PM me if you're interested in more details about either places!

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby geoanthem » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:18 pm

tknlacrosse wrote:I seriously considered Valencia but I chose to live in University Inn. Moving in in mid-July. PM me if you're interested in more details about either places!

My sister lived in University Inn while she was there for UG. Small world

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby miamihope1 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:45 pm

I hear the University inn is over priced for what you get. People don't like it and say its swarming with undergraduates.

The red commons or whatever is the best followed by the valencia as a close second.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby keg411 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:52 pm

miamihope1 wrote:I hear the University inn is over priced for what you get. People don't like it and say its swarming with undergraduates.

The red commons or whatever is the best followed by the valencia as a close second.


The stuff about University Inn is 100% true. It's nice, it's super super expensive and there are a ton more places to live that are less. Although it's not terrible if you have the money. Just be forewarned, a lot of undergrads like to have parties there so don't live there if you don't like noise.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby miamihope1 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:07 pm

Has anyone been accepted into that Miami summer insitute? i never heard back from them.

It looks like i will just sign up for a law preview class. Also is anyone going to Miami with the thoughts of transfering? I know its hard to get a 3.5 or whatever it takes to get into a T14 but i plan on doing nothing but studying 12 hours a day.

I would like to transfer because i got no grant or money from Miami. I kind of see this as a 1 year to prove myself.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby lawboundscgal » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:36 pm

miamihope1 wrote:Has anyone been accepted into that Miami summer insitute? i never heard back from them.

It looks like i will just sign up for a law preview class. Also is anyone going to Miami with the thoughts of transfering? I know its hard to get a 3.5 or whatever it takes to get into a T14 but i plan on doing nothing but studying 12 hours a day.

I would like to transfer because i got no grant or money from Miami. I kind of see this as a 1 year to prove myself.


I contacted Prof. Stotszky and he said notices should be going out this week.He also said there were a lot of applicants this year that's why its taking so long to respond. So I'm not holding my breath for that one...

As far as transfering goes,I'm going to try my hardest and apply to top schools, but I'm confident I will be content at UM if I can't transfer. Just make sure you will be okay staying (and paying) at UM if transfering doesn't pan out. Good luck.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby tknlacrosse » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:22 pm

keg411 wrote:
miamihope1 wrote:I hear the University inn is over priced for what you get. People don't like it and say its swarming with undergraduates.

The red commons or whatever is the best followed by the valencia as a close second.


The stuff about University Inn is 100% true. It's nice, it's super super expensive and there are a ton more places to live that are less. Although it's not terrible if you have the money. Just be forewarned, a lot of undergrads like to have parties there so don't live there if you don't like noise.


I looked at one-bedroom places and University Inn was cheaper. I'm sharing a place w/ my boyfriend so parking spaces was an issue. We weren't willing to shell out an extra $150 a month for another parking space at Valencia. You really can't beat UInn's location either.. Walking should not be a problem at all with the shuttles, thinking about biking anyway... Not all too worried about noise. I've never been able to study at home. Plus, nothing can be worse than where I lived 3 years during undergrad.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby miamihope1 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:27 pm

tknlacrosse wrote:
keg411 wrote:
miamihope1 wrote:I hear the University inn is over priced for what you get. People don't like it and say its swarming with undergraduates.

The red commons or whatever is the best followed by the valencia as a close second.


The stuff about University Inn is 100% true. It's nice, it's super super expensive and there are a ton more places to live that are less. Although it's not terrible if you have the money. Just be forewarned, a lot of undergrads like to have parties there so don't live there if you don't like noise.


I looked at one-bedroom places and University Inn was cheaper. I'm sharing a place w/ my boyfriend so parking spaces was an issue. We weren't willing to shell out an extra $150 a month for another parking space at Valencia. You really can't beat UInn's location either.. Walking should not be a problem at all with the shuttles, thinking about biking anyway... Not all too worried about noise. I've never been able to study at home. Plus, nothing can be worse than where I lived 3 years during undergrad.



It seems like the location in terms of this school is overrated. Most of the places are with in a mile driving. I would rather pay the 450 for the permit and live in a better place then go on the cheap because i want to walk or bike. A couple of miles is nothing on gas.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby screamandyell » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:40 pm

Just got another letter enticing to defer till next year.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby nightlight » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:52 pm

screamandyell wrote:Just got another letter enticing to defer till next year.

+1 Slightly disappointing for those of us who aren't bad-economy fugitives.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby tknlacrosse » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:27 pm

nightlight wrote:
screamandyell wrote:Just got another letter enticing to defer till next year.

+1 Slightly disappointing for those of us who aren't bad-economy fugitives.


+2

Is anyone actually considering deferment now?

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby screamandyell » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:14 pm

tknlacrosse wrote:
nightlight wrote:
screamandyell wrote:Just got another letter enticing to defer till next year.

+1 Slightly disappointing for those of us who aren't bad-economy fugitives.


+2

Is anyone actually considering deferment now?


No.. been planning to go this year for a while.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby miamihope1 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:55 pm

nightlight wrote:
screamandyell wrote:Just got another letter enticing to defer till next year.

+1 Slightly disappointing for those of us who aren't bad-economy fugitives.



These letters are getting annoying. Its almost like they are warning you if you don't finish top ten percent you are screwed coming here.

It just more motivation for me to finish top ten and transfer most likely.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby mrman17 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:21 pm

That was the first deferment-oriented letter that I've received from UM, but I've been hearing about them for a while. There is no way that I am taking the bait. I've already got my moving truck reserved, and will be moving in just two weeks.

Oh, and I have been planning on law school since way before the recession (as I suspect many others have), so it doesn't make sense to defer.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby rambo de leon » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:41 pm

does anyone know when we are supposed to register for our fall classes?

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby mrman17 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:48 pm

rambo de leon wrote:does anyone know when we are supposed to register for our fall classes?


I was told that they will take care of registration for us, and then inform us of our class schedules during orientation.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby lawschlapplicant » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:15 pm

Can someone please provide some insight on loans available at Miami...Are the Stafford + GradPlus worth it?

..Or should I look into some private lenders? Thanks in advance.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby nightlight » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:06 pm

lawschlapplicant wrote:Can someone please provide some insight on loans available at Miami...Are the Stafford + GradPlus worth it?

..Or should I look into some private lenders? Thanks in advance.


The GradPlus loans have a higher interest rate than Stafford, but you're virtually guaranteed to pay even more with a private lender. The finaid crew recommended that we try negotiating, if and anywhere possible.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby nightlight » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:11 pm

Did everyone get the email re:Elements sections? Care to discuss?

The big question is: graded paper > graded exam?
The Supreme Court-focused section sounds pretty interesting, also.




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