Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

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angiej
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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby angiej » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:00 am

Notor wrote:Just FYI, if you are offered any $$$, the notification comes via small white letter about a week after you receive the acceptance letter.


No matter how early you get the decision? I read somewhere financial aid isn't considered until after the first of the year.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby Notor » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:06 am

tram988 wrote:Where is the status checker? I've been complete for a long time with no status checker email.

Should be a link in the complete email

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby tram988 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:11 am

Notor wrote:
tram988 wrote:Where is the status checker? I've been complete for a long time with no status checker email.

Should be a link in the complete email



Weird! Nothing.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby riburn3 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:53 pm

Went to decision processed yesterday. Hoping to find out soon.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby Dayton » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:03 pm

Did anyone's mailing description change but status didn't? Mine's still says complete as of 10/26 but under the mailing descriptions there's now a row for 12/02 but no description. I hope it's a weird happening in a good way and not a bad way.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby carman1880 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:27 pm

In via e-mail today!!! :D

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby riburn3 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:38 pm

Same here, e-mail notification. Nice.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby angiej » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:43 pm

Congrats!

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby angiej » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:31 pm

And be sure to update with scholly info when known!

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:32 pm

Scholly letter yesterday, $10k/yr. I don't have all the details since someone got my mail for me and just told me over the phone. I'll find out for sure later this weekend.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby starshine456 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:45 pm

Dayton wrote:Did anyone's mailing description change but status didn't? Mine's still says complete as of 10/26 but under the mailing descriptions there's now a row for 12/02 but no description. I hope it's a weird happening in a good way and not a bad way.


Mine says the same thing under mailings. Have you received a letter yet or have you heard anything?

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby carman1880 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:32 pm

Received Scholarship letter in the mail today. $20k a year, renewable with 3.30 G.P.A or higher, but must remain classified as non-resident student for all three years. According to the website 3.30 is about top 25%.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby riburn3 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:37 pm

carman1880 wrote:Received Scholarship letter in the mail today. $20k a year, renewable with 3.30 G.P.A or higher, but must remain classified as non-resident student for all three years. According to the website 3.30 is about top 25%.



Wow that's kinda lame. Great if you can keep it all 3 years but it comes with pretty strict requirements that might add to the stress of law school. I'll be interested to see if I get something similar.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby riburn3 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:46 pm

Got my scholarship info. 10k a year over all four years (I'm PT). Also need to maintain the 3.3 GPA to keep the scholarship. Kinda surprised by how crappy the scholarship is considering how strong a candidate I am for their PT program. The GPA requirement makes it even worse. Even if they gave me a full ride, I still likely wouldn't attend due to the steep requirement.

All that said, I withdrew today letting them know the reasons why. Hope that opens up a spot and a little money for someone else.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby angiej » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:21 am

riburn3 wrote:Got my scholarship info. 10k a year over all four years (I'm PT). Also need to maintain the 3.3 GPA to keep the scholarship. Kinda surprised by how crappy the scholarship is considering how strong a candidate I am for their PT program. The GPA requirement makes it even worse. Even if they gave me a full ride, I still likely wouldn't attend due to the steep requirement.

All that said, I withdrew today letting them know the reasons why. Hope that opens up a spot and a little money for someone else.


I think 10k a year for part time is pretty good - but I hope regardless you get in where you want to go.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby Renee » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:45 pm

I received my acceptance in late December. I am very excited and happy to be starting this August. Anyone else starting the full time program this summer? I would really love to get to know you.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby angiej » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:35 pm

Renee wrote:I received my acceptance in late December. I am very excited and happy to be starting this August. Anyone else starting the full time program this summer? I would really love to get to know you.


Congrats Renee! What are your numbers?

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby chitown825 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:54 pm

IU-Indianapolis 1L taking questions

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby angiej » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:58 pm

chitown825 wrote:IU-Indianapolis 1L taking questions


Hello and thanks for taking q's.


What sort of loan repayment assistance programs are offered?
What is available in the way of trial advocacy?
How accessible are professors?

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby chitown825 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:07 pm

angiej wrote:
chitown825 wrote:IU-Indianapolis 1L taking questions


Hello and thanks for taking q's.


What sort of loan repayment assistance programs are offered?
What is available in the way of trial advocacy?
How accessible are professors?


I'm a first year student, so try to ask questions I can reasonably answer.

1. I've never heard of such a concept except for LRAP for those who go to work in public service.
2. While I don't have personal experience (1Ls just read a lot, the fun stuff is off limits until later), I know this is the "practical" school. Legal writing and trial advocacy are our specialty, and many of my professors moved from IU-B to IU-I because of complaints in this area. There are a lot of options in Indianapolis to get experience as well, as our school has a lock on the market
3. Very, very accessible. I have no complaints at all in this area.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby angiej » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:18 pm

chitown825 wrote:
angiej wrote:
chitown825 wrote:IU-Indianapolis 1L taking questions


Hello and thanks for taking q's.


What sort of loan repayment assistance programs are offered?
What is available in the way of trial advocacy?
How accessible are professors?


I'm a first year student, so try to ask questions I can reasonably answer.

1. I've never heard of such a concept except for LRAP for those who go to work in public service.
2. While I don't have personal experience (1Ls just read a lot, the fun stuff is off limits until later), I know this is the "practical" school. Legal writing and trial advocacy are our specialty, and many of my professors moved from IU-B to IU-I because of complaints in this area. There are a lot of options in Indianapolis to get experience as well, as our school has a lock on the market
3. Very, very accessible. I have no complaints at all in this area.


Thanks for the info! I was actually referring to LRAP for public service work. Can you tell me more about that?

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby chitown825 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:19 pm

I will also make a general comment about the "two school" system.

History:
Bloomington is the main campus of the IU system, but they operate two law schools. IU-B was the first, but they later wanted to add a part time program. Indianapolis being the big city, and Bloomington being a country college town, they established it here. Indianapolis then developed a full time program.

Rank disparity:
IU-B is only slightly harder to get into than IU-I's full time program. The part-time night program at IU-I admits nearly everybody. I have never seen or met a night student, they come in long after I have left. This year USNWR started including part time program data in rankings, and as a result IU-B moved from mid-thirties to low twenties while IU-I took the hit and moved from mid-sixties to mid-eighties. We're all pissed about it, but it's not like the job outlook changed as a result.

My full-time classmates are very capable and many turned down IU-B to stay closer to home or for IU-I's legal writing program.

Placement:
IU-I has a virtual lock on Indianapolis, and Indiana in general. IU-B attracts more out-of-state recruiters. I've been told by Indiana employers that they prefer to hire IU-I grads because they are more likely to stay, and have more practical experience. Indianapolis is also a great city to be a lawyer in... the school is steps away from megafirms like Baker & Daniels or Barnes & Thornburg, and directly across the street from the Indiana state capitol, Indiana Supreme Court, etc.

Residency:
Don't even try. If you're from Indiana, congrats. If not, don't come without a scholarship. I'm an Illinois resident on a 1/2 tuition scholarship.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby chitown825 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:20 pm

angiej wrote:
chitown825 wrote:
angiej wrote:
chitown825 wrote:IU-Indianapolis 1L taking questions


Hello and thanks for taking q's.


What sort of loan repayment assistance programs are offered?
What is available in the way of trial advocacy?
How accessible are professors?


I'm a first year student, so try to ask questions I can reasonably answer.

1. I've never heard of such a concept except for LRAP for those who go to work in public service.
2. While I don't have personal experience (1Ls just read a lot, the fun stuff is off limits until later), I know this is the "practical" school. Legal writing and trial advocacy are our specialty, and many of my professors moved from IU-B to IU-I because of complaints in this area. There are a lot of options in Indianapolis to get experience as well, as our school has a lock on the market
3. Very, very accessible. I have no complaints at all in this area.


Thanks for the info! I was actually referring to LRAP for public service work. Can you tell me more about that?


I'd call the financial aid office at any law school. Students don't know anything about this. Also, I plan to work private sector.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby Threepeat » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:38 pm

Status checker changed to "in review" today. I was complete 11/23. I'm kind of surprised I haven't heard back yet actually considering I'm instate, but it looks like on LSN most of their activity comes after December.

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Re: Indiana University- Indianapolis 2010

Postby kittyfur » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:40 pm

I'm just waiting impatiently on my decision. How long did it take to get the email/ call on your acceptance once the status went to “decision letter mailed”? I’m still “In review” but curious. Thanks!!!




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