In at Miami!

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nvoight911
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby nvoight911 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:50 pm

midrangejumper wrote:chat room going on now, someone already asked the question we've been dying to know:

"i heard a wild rumor that miami lumps everyone that got a scholarship, regardless of how much $, all in the same section. is that true?"

UMLaw Student Rob: That scholarship lumping rumor is not true

that's good to hear for all your scholly kids


Thanks! I signed up for the chat, but am sick and totally lost track of the time :(

midrangejumper
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby midrangejumper » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:05 pm

nvoight911 wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:chat room going on now, someone already asked the question we've been dying to know:

"i heard a wild rumor that miami lumps everyone that got a scholarship, regardless of how much $, all in the same section. is that true?"

UMLaw Student Rob: That scholarship lumping rumor is not true

that's good to hear for all your scholly kids


Thanks! I signed up for the chat, but am sick and totally lost track of the time :(


i accidentally gave myself a tipper earlier so im just getting back to the chat now lol

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Rocky Estoppel
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Rocky Estoppel » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:06 am

If anyone could post the full chat I'd love to read it, I was at work tonight.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby jamaicanjynx » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:55 am

kak23 wrote:If anyone could post the full chat I'd love to read it, I was at work tonight.


+1

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby bella16 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:57 am

jamaicanjynx wrote:
kak23 wrote:If anyone could post the full chat I'd love to read it, I was at work tonight.


+1

+2 I missed it and was chatting with w&l.

midrangejumper
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby midrangejumper » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:01 am

on the last chat didn't they send another email posting it? either that or id just ask them for it!

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby holmesNYC » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:07 am

:| Upset I missed the chat. I was so busy at work I forgot all about it.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby dreman510 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:09 am

Anything interesting in the chat?
Did they say how much tuition is going up?

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby js87 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:11 pm

They did debunk the rumor about stacking all scholly students in the same section, which is nice.

My biggest concern is finding a job if you're not bilingual. For BigLaw it isn't a problem, but for mid and small sized firms, and maybe even government agencies, I'm afraid I'll have a hard time without knowing Spanish. I read that roughly 2/3 of Miami is Hispanic.

To be blunt, I'm also concerned that it may be hard to get involved in local politics if I'm not Hispanic, and I was hoping to maybe pursue that one day.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Blakkout » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:43 pm

midrangejumper wrote:"i heard a wild rumor that miami lumps everyone that got a scholarship, regardless of how much $, all in the same section. is that true?"

UMLaw Student Rob: That scholarship lumping rumor is not true



If I knew this to be true, it would certainly make it much more likely I'd be attending, but I've just heard it from too many people. It's going to be hard to turn down that $23k/yr, but I just can't afford to lose that scholarship one year into this.

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project40
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby project40 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:47 pm

lol i logged into my caneid just now, it had been a while and saw this message

You have made a great choice in deciding to join the University of Miami School of Law. The faculty, administration and students at UM look forward to welcoming you this fall.



i was like wait..what? i accepted the offer? haha

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby geoanthem » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:49 pm

Blakkout wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:"i heard a wild rumor that miami lumps everyone that got a scholarship, regardless of how much $, all in the same section. is that true?"

UMLaw Student Rob: That scholarship lumping rumor is not true



If I knew this to be true, it would certainly make it much more likely I'd be attending, but I've just heard it from too many people. It's going to be hard to turn down that $23k/yr, but I just can't afford to lose that scholarship one year into this.


I agree. I find it hard to believe that a student or administrator in the chat would admit to this because it wouldn't reflect well on the school.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby VAGATOR » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:40 pm

geoanthem wrote:
Blakkout wrote:
midrangejumper wrote:"i heard a wild rumor that miami lumps everyone that got a scholarship, regardless of how much $, all in the same section. is that true?"

UMLaw Student Rob: That scholarship lumping rumor is not true



If I knew this to be true, it would certainly make it much more likely I'd be attending, but I've just heard it from too many people. It's going to be hard to turn down that $23k/yr, but I just can't afford to lose that scholarship one year into this.


I agree. I find it hard to believe that a student or administrator in the chat would admit to this because it wouldn't reflect well on the school.


It's kinda like asking somebody if they are a crackhead. Even if its true, they aren't going to admit to it, even if you have plenty of evidence to suggest otherwise.
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby VAGATOR » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:52 pm

js87 wrote:They did debunk the rumor about stacking all scholly students in the same section, which is nice.

My biggest concern is finding a job if you're not bilingual. For BigLaw it isn't a problem, but for mid and small sized firms, and maybe even government agencies, I'm afraid I'll have a hard time without knowing Spanish. I read that roughly 2/3 of Miami is Hispanic.

To be blunt, I'm also concerned that it may be hard to get involved in local politics if I'm not Hispanic, and I was hoping to maybe pursue that one day.


You're pretty much right on with your assessment. But keep in mind 20 miles up 95 in Fort Lauderdale, the situation is totally different.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby gdizz01 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:55 pm

How long has it taken for people to hear from them generally?..I applied 1/20, and haven't heard a single thing from them.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby VAGATOR » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:57 pm

gdizz01 wrote:How long has it taken for people to hear from them generally?..I applied 1/20, and haven't heard a single thing from them.


For a lot of people, they have a pretty quick turn over. For me, it was two and half weeks, but I have heard of shorter times.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby krs387 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:01 pm

I applied mid-January and got in via online status checker in about a week.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby Jones, Dow » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:04 pm

krs387 wrote:I applied mid-January and got in via online status checker in about a week.


I emailed them and asked if I was complete, and they said yes. My status checker has the link that says view admission documents needed, or whatever. Is that was yours said until you were admitted?

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project40
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby project40 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:07 pm

Jones, Dow wrote:
krs387 wrote:I applied mid-January and got in via online status checker in about a week.


I emailed them and asked if I was complete, and they said yes. My status checker has the link that says view admission documents needed, or whatever. Is that was yours said until you were admitted?


yeah thats what mine said...i took a little while to get my app complete cuz i had to send over some documents but i had that for a while until i sent all that over and then it changed to congratulations one day

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby kbigs » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:14 pm

Took a campus tour today and met with an admissions counselor. They completely debunked the scholarship section grouping rumors. It's a really nice campus with the law school having its own building/quad. All in all I'm happy I visited. It'll make deciding easier when time comes for a decision.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby mrman17 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:19 pm

kbigs wrote:Took a campus tour today and met with an admissions counselor. They completely debunked the scholarship section grouping rumors. It's a really nice campus with the law school having its own building/quad. All in all I'm happy I visited. It'll make deciding easier when time comes for a decision.


Thanks for the heads up! I'm excited to visit on law day next month. So far, Miami is on my short list.

nvoight911
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Re: In at Miami!

Postby nvoight911 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:22 pm

kbigs wrote:Took a campus tour today and met with an admissions counselor. They completely debunked the scholarship section grouping rumors. It's a really nice campus with the law school having its own building/quad. All in all I'm happy I visited. It'll make deciding easier when time comes for a decision.



Same here. I visited in January and am glad I did so. I'm pretty much deciding between here and York (in Toronto).

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby SpencerPratt » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:31 pm

How long should it take to hear back? I received an email yesterday saying they have received my app from LSAC but need 10-12 days to receive the hard app.

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby dreman510 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:45 pm

kbigs wrote:Took a campus tour today and met with an admissions counselor. They completely debunked the scholarship section grouping rumors. It's a really nice campus with the law school having its own building/quad. All in all I'm happy I visited. It'll make deciding easier when time comes for a decision.

Hey, can you tell us more about the school/campus/what you learned?
Thanks!

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Re: In at Miami!

Postby kbigs » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:57 pm

dreman510 wrote:
kbigs wrote:Took a campus tour today and met with an admissions counselor. They completely debunked the scholarship section grouping rumors. It's a really nice campus with the law school having its own building/quad. All in all I'm happy I visited. It'll make deciding easier when time comes for a decision.

Hey, can you tell us more about the school/campus/what you learned?
Thanks!


I'm still in Miami, and typing on my phone, but I'll do my best.

I left my hotel in south beach at 12:15ish. It took me about 30 min to get to campus. I parked, went to the law building to get my parking permit from the recruiting/admissions office then ran back to my car. In the 15 minutes it took me to get back to my rental car I had already gotten a parking ticket. I got back to the office and the tour got underway. The guides were knowledgeble about the campus as you'd expect them to be. They showed us the career counseling office, the library, classrooms, and student organizations offices. After about an hour the tour ended and I then met with an admissions counselor and like I posted earlier, she went to great lengths to refute the section grouping rumor - apparently groupings are completely random. She said the south Florida legal market hasn't been hit so hard by the recession as to result in any offers being rescinded to grads entering the market after this year's graduation. She invited me to check out a symposium hosted at the school today on sports and entertainment law, but I wasn't able to make it.

The UMiami campus is pretty big, but very scenic. The school of law's building is right next to the main campus' library. It has three floors and wraps around a quad. It had a real good atmosphere and vibe.

And it was 85 on Thursday, for those making a decision based solely on consideration of climate. Gotta love Miami in February.




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