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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:39 pm
by hoosier1508
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
Whitty wrote:
greentrees wrote:The law school's original location was actually right across the street from the Pentacrest in Gilmore Hall:

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Geez why couldn't they just keep the LS in that building????

Technology issues, Whitteh. Can't have a classroom building without internet these days and you can't retrofit those old buildings.

Why couldn't they build a replica?


I don't see why not. There are quite a few law schools in older buildings that have revamped classrooms with internet access. I'm certain Iowa regrets the design of Boyd to some extent, it certainly doesn't help them in recruiting.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:44 pm
by Whitty
hoosier1508 wrote:
I don't see why not. There are quite a few law schools in older buildings that have revamped classrooms with internet access. I'm certain Iowa regrets the design of Boyd to some extent, it certainly doesn't help them in recruiting.


Indeed, the building is certainly an eye sore but the rest of the campus looks really nice ( at least during the warmer seasons) and it seems like Boyd sticks out like a sore thumb.


Maybe they should let ivy cover the building or just give it a little facelift!

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:02 am
by greentrees
Both Gilmore Hall and the International Center (formerly Law Commons and now nonexistent) ended up being too small for the law library...

http://www.law.uiowa.edu/library/history.php

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:18 pm
by mikeytwoshoes
greentrees wrote:Both Gilmore Hall and the International Center (formerly Law Commons and now nonexistent) ended up being too small for the law library...

http://www.law.uiowa.edu/library/history.php

Half of the law library should be digitized now anyway.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:20 pm
by rainmaker614
Anyone get a chance to see the rare book room? I totally forgot when I went...

I'm surprised they didn't show us on the tour considering that those rooms are usually the most kick ass parts of any library.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:31 pm
by mikeytwoshoes
rainmaker614 wrote:Anyone get a chance to see the rare book room? I totally forgot when I went...

I'm surprised they didn't show us on the tour considering that those rooms are usually the most kick ass parts of any library.

I'm sure they didn't want 50 people traipsing through their collection of irreplaceable volumes. I would expect that they won't even show individual people those books unless they have a legitimate interest in researching them. At my undergrad school, they have a massive collection of rare Irish books. To get information from them, you have to submit a request and the librarians will show you the books or photocopy relevant sections (I can't remember but I'm leaning toward the former because of the light used in photocopying).

It definitely would have been the highlight of the tour and second to the mock class for the day.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:04 pm
by rainmaker614
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
rainmaker614 wrote:Anyone get a chance to see the rare book room? I totally forgot when I went...

I'm surprised they didn't show us on the tour considering that those rooms are usually the most kick ass parts of any library.

I'm sure they didn't want 50 people traipsing through their collection of irreplaceable volumes. I would expect that they won't even show individual people those books unless they have a legitimate interest in researching them. At my undergrad school, they have a massive collection of rare Irish books. To get information from them, you have to submit a request and the librarians will show you the books or photocopy relevant sections (I can't remember but I'm leaning toward the former because of the light used in photocopying).

It definitely would have been the highlight of the tour and second to the mock class for the day.


Valid point of course but I still find it odd because all of the other law schools (and undergrad schools, several years ago) that I have been to and toured made it a point to show students the room (any decent law school should have a great rare book room). Rare Irish books? Interesting. Take a look at Yale's rare book LIBRARY.... nice....

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Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:11 pm
by stuffnuff
rainmaker614 wrote:Take a look at Yale's rare book LIBRARY.... nice....

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...Damn.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:25 pm
by Anonymous0L
Beinecke is awesome. 8)

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:15 pm
by uncle mike
Waitlisted today - 164/3.2/OOS/non-URM

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:24 pm
by mikeytwoshoes
uncle mike wrote:Waitlisted today - 164/3.2/OOS/non-URM

I'm sorry to hear that. You should send a letter detailing your interest and any new academic information.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:32 pm
by uncle mike
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
uncle mike wrote:Waitlisted today - 164/3.2/OOS/non-URM

I'm sorry to hear that. You should send a letter detailing your interest and any new academic information.


Thanks Mikey. I had sent two interim letters with updates but I came up a bit short.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:39 pm
by mikeytwoshoes
uncle mike wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
uncle mike wrote:Waitlisted today - 164/3.2/OOS/non-URM

I'm sorry to hear that. You should send a letter detailing your interest and any new academic information.


Thanks Mikey. I had sent two interim letters with updates but I came up a bit short.

Then write about your interest in University of Iowa College of Law. Your LSAT is very competitive at Iowa. Good luck.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:41 pm
by uncle mike
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
uncle mike wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
uncle mike wrote:Waitlisted today - 164/3.2/OOS/non-URM

I'm sorry to hear that. You should send a letter detailing your interest and any new academic information.


Thanks Mikey. I had sent two interim letters with updates but I came up a bit short.

Then write about your interest in University of Iowa College of Law. Your LSAT is very competitive at Iowa. Good luck.


Will do, thanks.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:07 pm
by uncle mike
[quote="kollegekid"]So I talked to admissions yesterday via email because I am on hold and I was curious about the whole on hold process, and they basically told me that nobody before April 1st comes off the hold list, in rare instances they do, and after April 1st everyone is moved to the waiting list. After April they go through the waitlist and "cut it down"(rejections) and then later on possibly even as late as May they take approximately 10-15 people of the waitlist. The point being that it is a long process as they have to wait for applicants to withdraw and to see the applicant pool. UGGGG. I hope this answers a few questions for those of us on hold.


Waitlist info for all.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:23 pm
by Whitty
uncle mike wrote:
kollegekid wrote: nobody before April 1st comes off the hold list, in rare instances they do, and after April 1st everyone is moved to the waiting list. After April they go through the waitlist and "cut it down"(rejections) and then later on possibly even as late as May they take approximately 10-15 people of the waitlist.

Waitlist info for all.


Wow, really? This can't be right, I know they have let a few people off of the hold list in the past few weeks. Don't lose hope umike! :wink:

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:33 pm
by Rocky Estoppel
"Officially" Waitlisted from the hold category.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:38 pm
by Whitty
kak23 wrote:"Officially" Waitlisted from the hold category.


LOCI time kak!

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:53 am
by chris888777
Just withdrew. One of the most difficult decisions i've made regarding law school. Hopefully I open up a spot for those of you on the waitlist.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:54 am
by Anonymous0L
chris888777 wrote:Just withdrew. One of the most difficult decisions i've made regarding law school. Hopefully I open up a spot for those of you on the waitlist.


why is everyone suddenly all withdrawing from iowa?

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:57 am
by Whitty
Jwatson wrote:
chris888777 wrote:Just withdrew. One of the most difficult decisions i've made regarding law school. Hopefully I open up a spot for those of you on the waitlist.


why is everyone suddenly all withdrawing from iowa?


Deposit time watson..this is when it gets ugly. :(

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:59 am
by Anonymous0L
Whitty wrote:
Jwatson wrote:
chris888777 wrote:Just withdrew. One of the most difficult decisions i've made regarding law school. Hopefully I open up a spot for those of you on the waitlist.


why is everyone suddenly all withdrawing from iowa?


Deposit time watson..this is when it gets ugly. :(


4 people + this chris guy all in one day.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:09 am
by chris888777
I think Iowa is a great school. I just simply got a better financial offer from a very similar school. Plus, Iowa is too far away from my family.

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:11 am
by Anonymous0L
chris888777 wrote:I think Iowa is a great school. I just simply got a better financial offer from a very similar school. Plus, Iowa is too far away from my family.


Where are you going instead?

Re: IN at University of Iowa

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:13 am
by Whitty
Jwatson wrote:
4 people + this chris guy all in one day.


Its not like this is the only school people are having to make tough choices with. Like I said, April 1st is just the nudge to get people to commit/withdraw.

Im not worried. :lol: