U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

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lawschooliseasy
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby lawschooliseasy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:06 am

Has anybody in the last month or two gotten a partial scholly from Iowa?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby traehekat » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:30 am

lawschooliseasy wrote:Has anybody in the last month or two gotten a partial scholly from Iowa?


Don't think it is going to happen, I'm afraid.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby webbylu87 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:55 am

I was told by financial aid that there weren't/aren't going to be any partial scholarships this year.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JCougar » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:58 am

webbylu87 wrote:I was told by financial aid that there weren't/aren't going to be any partial scholarships this year.


That's fucked up.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby webbylu87 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:59 am

JCougar wrote:
webbylu87 wrote:I was told by financial aid that there weren't/aren't going to be any partial scholarships this year.


That's fucked up.


Exactly my thoughts.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby traehekat » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:15 pm

webbylu87 wrote:
JCougar wrote:
webbylu87 wrote:I was told by financial aid that there weren't/aren't going to be any partial scholarships this year.


That's fucked up.


Exactly my thoughts.


Yuuuup. Just about the only thing Iowa has done to really turn me off. I mean, not the fact that I, myself, am not receiving a partial scholarship, but that NO ONE is receiving one. Just seems kinda wrong.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby webbylu87 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:19 pm

traehekat wrote:
webbylu87 wrote:
JCougar wrote:
webbylu87 wrote:I was told by financial aid that there weren't/aren't going to be any partial scholarships this year.


That's fucked up.


Exactly my thoughts.


Yuuuup. Just about the only thing Iowa has done to really turn me off. I mean, not the fact that I, myself, am not receiving a partial scholarship, but that NO ONE is receiving one. Just seems kinda wrong.


+1

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:42 pm

Weak sauce. I gave up on a partial scholarship from them weeks ago, but still, uber-lame.

On to another question: any current Iowa residents know if Stone, Lagunitas, or Odell breweries distribute in Iowa? This is seriously important.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JCougar » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:45 pm

Lagunitas is awesome.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby texasforever » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:31 pm

withdrew today, good luck to everyone waiting it out

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby scott82 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:01 pm

Xanadu wrote:Hey everyone (possibly future classmates!)

I'm seriously consider Iowa for the fall. I am from California but went to UG in North Carolina. I visited Iowa last week (during a road trip dedicated to visiting law schools). I had a really good feeling about it, especially after talking to several really enthusiastic 1L's and taking a long tour with a current 3L. I was also impressed with the programs that the school offers, the RA program (I found out some current law students TA for undergrad classes in areas they might have majored in in UG...I, for example, could TA a spanish class). Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had thoughts about the kind of dismal looking law building. It just seemed like a tough place to spend hours and hours on end. Furthermore, I sat in on a constitutional law class and I was a little disappointed...especially because I had heard such great things about the faculty. He read from a book and had a kind of monotonous voice. On my tour of other schools I sat in on two other con law classes and I was sitting on the edge of my seat. I just want to know if anyone had really great experiences sitting in on other Iowa law classes...

And I wanted to address what someone said about being worried about making friends. I was contacted by a current 1L (from CA actually) a week after I was accepted (around Feb.) and when I visited Iowa she offered to meet me for coffee and introduce me to some of her friends. They all said that they came to school not knowing a single person and after a couple months, they felt a strong connection with not only the people in their section but the entire 1L class. Overall, they were really happy with their peers and felt supported by them.

Oh, I was also really intrigued with the Summer of Arts festival that Iowa hosts every summer.

Which prof did you sit in with, if you remember?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby MoS » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:37 pm

So Iowa stays at 26. But did you see their reputation rank from lawyers and judges. Iowa has a higher score than UCLA, they would be 17 based on that alone. And that seems to matter more than LSAT median to me.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:18 pm

MoS wrote:So Iowa stays at 26. But did you see their reputation rank from lawyers and judges. Iowa has a higher score than UCLA, they would be 17 based on that alone. And that seems to matter more than LSAT median to me.

My thoughts, too.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:28 pm

MoS wrote:So Iowa stays at 26. But did you see their reputation rank from lawyers and judges. Iowa has a higher score than UCLA, they would be 17 based on that alone. And that seems to matter more than LSAT median to me.


And it has a good peer assessment score. I've heard people say it before, and this confirms it: if Iowa weren't in...Iowa, it'd be much more popular.

I'm glad I deposited here! :lol:

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby ylee0331 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:42 pm

so what'd y'all think about Iowa @ 26? Did you guys know Iowa's avg rank is at 22 (based on the past 20years)?
I like its peer/judges' assessments.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby jaskat » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:51 pm

Where do you find these assessments?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:53 pm

jaskat wrote:Where do you find these assessments?


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A 3.9 rocks. Assume a margin of error or .2 or so though, just to be legit.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby traehekat » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:57 pm

Ugh, so I knew a pure ranking change wouldn't change my decision, but this assessment score is making me second guess choosing WFU over Iowa. Although WFU's assessment score of 3.6 is solid relative to it's rank, a 3.9 is pretty stellar. Only a handful of schools outside the T14 have as good of a score or better.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:58 pm

jaskat wrote:Where do you find these assessments?


The '00-'08 rankings are here

There are also the rankings listed from '87-'99

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby robin600 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:01 pm

traehekat wrote:Ugh, so I knew a pure ranking change wouldn't change my decision, but this assessment score is making me second guess choosing WFU over Iowa. Although WFU's assessment score of 3.6 is solid relative to it's rank, a 3.9 is pretty stellar. Only a handful of schools outside the T14 have as good of a score or better.

remember the difference between a 3.6 and a 3.9 could be a super shitty last in the class law student(s)/doesn't give a shit student(s) and/or some angry old man.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby webbylu87 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:11 pm

my decision between illinois and iowa is still just as difficult as it was before. ugh.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby robin600 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:23 pm

Anyone know what these are?
Law Foundation Loan
Federal Perkins Loan

Found them on ISIS, but not under federal loans, did everyone else get these? I don't have this for OSU

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:27 pm

robin600 wrote:
traehekat wrote:Ugh, so I knew a pure ranking change wouldn't change my decision, but this assessment score is making me second guess choosing WFU over Iowa. Although WFU's assessment score of 3.6 is solid relative to it's rank, a 3.9 is pretty stellar. Only a handful of schools outside the T14 have as good of a score or better.

remember the difference between a 3.6 and a 3.9 could be a super shitty last in the class law student(s)/doesn't give a shit student(s) and/or some angry old man.


Maybe, but peer and lawyer/judge assessment scores should be "sticky," meaning that even one year of relatively bad students wont shift the scores too much one way or the other.

But also keep in mind, as awesome as 3.9 is, the response rate from lawyers and judges sucks, those that do respond are likely in or near the school's region, and that many respondents are alums. Of course, these are true for all schools, so that should even the scores out. That written, I'm stoked about a 3.9! I'll take cognitive dissonance.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby robin600 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:31 pm

Jerome wrote:
robin600 wrote:
traehekat wrote:Ugh, so I knew a pure ranking change wouldn't change my decision, but this assessment score is making me second guess choosing WFU over Iowa. Although WFU's assessment score of 3.6 is solid relative to it's rank, a 3.9 is pretty stellar. Only a handful of schools outside the T14 have as good of a score or better.

remember the difference between a 3.6 and a 3.9 could be a super shitty last in the class law student(s)/doesn't give a shit student(s) and/or some angry old man.


Maybe, but peer and lawyer/judge assessment scores should be "sticky," meaning that even one year of relatively bad students wont shift the scores too much one way or the other.

If they keep working for them/or leave a bad taste in the mouth on an employer it can. A 3.9 is awesome though

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:35 pm

robin600 wrote:Anyone know what these are?
Law Foundation Loan
Federal Perkins Loan

Found them on ISIS, but not under federal loans, did everyone else get these? I don't have this for OSU


Law Foundation is through the school, and has its own LRAP. Low interest rate, too. Perkins is 5% as opposed to Stafford 6.8%. We get them because we show lots of need.




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