U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

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Jerome
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:07 pm

jaskat wrote:Congrats to the recent admits.

+1.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby adonai » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:08 pm

Congrats to today's admits. I'm jealous, I really am. Wonder when they're gonna start second review...

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby taw856 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:14 pm

Thanks for the congrats.

sebastian0622 wrote:How long has it been taking for you all to hear back?


FWIW, I applied 1/9, went complete 1/22 and heard today.

EDIT: To correct dates.
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby texasforever » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:02 pm

went complete on 11/30; heard back today.. reverse splitters are always on the silet waitlist: we boost the GPA signifcantly but don't really hurt the LSAT medians if they let 10 or so 3.9+'s in; scholarships are all LSAT though unfortunately

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby extempore88 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:06 pm

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby dt22 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:16 pm

for the new admits, here's slimpee's thread on the admitted students' day. join us.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby robin600 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:04 pm

Congrats to new admits!

Nobody for partial schollys? anyone? Bueller? When I talked to Mr. Byrd in Feb. he said I was nominated but I have yet to hear, but from what I've seen on LSN and here, nobody has...right?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:08 pm

dt22 wrote:for the new admits, here's slimpee's thread on the admitted students' day. join us.


Post fail :D . Here's the thread...

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby dt22 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:36 pm

Slimpee wrote:
dt22 wrote:for the new admits, here's slimpee's thread on the admitted students' day. join us.


Post fail :D . Here's the thread...



hahahaha it's 3am where I am!!!
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby jaskat » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:36 am

How does one find out if one is nominated for a scholarship? (I don't think I am because of my low stats, but one can hope)

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:47 am

jaskat wrote:How does one find out if one is nominated for a scholarship? (I don't think I am because of my low stats, but one can hope)


Call and ask

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:13 pm

I was told that it's unlikely they will be giving out many new scholarships as they have handed out about all they have. They said I'd very likely have gotten a full ride two months ago, but now it is "probably not going to happen". They didn't close the door, but made it sound like I'd have to deposit and ride that out until late May to have a better chance.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:12 pm

Slimpee wrote:
jaskat wrote:How does one find out if one is nominated for a scholarship? (I don't think I am because of my low stats, but one can hope)


Call and ask


While I was not told that I would likely have been given a full-ride (I wish), I did call and was told that they are unlikely to give out more scholarships prior to late April/early May, once they have a better idea of how many students to whom they have awarded money will actually attend. Now, the lady I spoke to was very nice and may have just told me that to soften the blow, but I doubt it.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby thepcv » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:31 pm

Jerome wrote:
Slimpee wrote:
jaskat wrote:How does one find out if one is nominated for a scholarship? (I don't think I am because of my low stats, but one can hope)


Call and ask


While I was not told that I would likely have been given a full-ride (I wish), I did call and was told that they are unlikely to give out more scholarships prior to late April/early May, once they have a better idea of how many students to whom they have awarded money will actually attend. Now, the lady I spoke to was very nice and may have just told me that to soften the blow, but I doubt it.


That actually makes sense, since we have to contact them and let them know if we're accepting the scholarship before April 1st. For those of you still waiting for $$, good luck!!!!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby itsmytime10 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:28 pm

Iowa at full ride vs Illinois at 50%..any advice?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby brickman » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:03 pm

itsmytime10 wrote:Iowa at full ride vs Illinois at 50%..any advice?



Preference and finance should obviously be the determining factors. Both schools are very closely ranked, and their difference in ability to get jobs in the Chicago market is negligible (so I hear). Both campuses are absolutely beautiful, both campuses have world class facilities, both colleges have excellent clinics and other opportunities.

If you attend one or the other university for undergraduate study and have friends or family around that college, obviously this should be a big factor in attending that particular university. Also, as you mentioned, you've received sizable scholarships from both colleges, Iowa being more generous in their offer. Not knowing your personal financial situation (including your parents willingness to finance your study) or what field of law you plan on going into, it is hard to make a suggest one way or another. One thing you should consider is Illinois' LRAP as well as federal LRAP's if you choose to go to U of I.

Personally, as an Illinois undergraduate, I loved it, but the decision is yours...good luck!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby traehekat » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:16 pm

brickman wrote:
itsmytime10 wrote:Iowa at full ride vs Illinois at 50%..any advice?
Both schools are very closely ranked, and their difference in ability to get jobs in the Chicago market is negligible (so I hear).


Woaah, where exactly did you hear that? My impression has always been UIUC places pretty damn well in Chicago compared to Iowa, IUB, Wisconsin, even Notre Dame.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby brickman » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:41 pm

traehekat wrote:
brickman wrote:
itsmytime10 wrote:Iowa at full ride vs Illinois at 50%..any advice?
Both schools are very closely ranked, and their difference in ability to get jobs in the Chicago market is negligible (so I hear).


Woaah, where exactly did you hear that? My impression has always been UIUC places pretty damn well in Chicago compared to Iowa, IUB, Wisconsin, even Notre Dame.


Obviously my sources are less good then yours! What I had heard was the UIUC was 3rd in placing graduates in BIGLAW jobs, but in other categories, I had read that they were similarly reputable. My eyes are now open to new sources, present them.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby traehekat » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:07 pm

brickman wrote:
traehekat wrote:
brickman wrote:
itsmytime10 wrote:Iowa at full ride vs Illinois at 50%..any advice?
Both schools are very closely ranked, and their difference in ability to get jobs in the Chicago market is negligible (so I hear).


Woaah, where exactly did you hear that? My impression has always been UIUC places pretty damn well in Chicago compared to Iowa, IUB, Wisconsin, even Notre Dame.


Obviously my sources are less good then yours! What I had heard was the UIUC was 3rd in placing graduates in BIGLAW jobs, but in other categories, I had read that they were similarly reputable. My eyes are now open to new sources, present them.


Haha well like I said, it was just the impression I have gotten from other posts around here. I think most people have seemed to believe UIUC places considerably better than Iowa, but perhaps most people have specifically referred to biglaw placement, which wouldn't surprise me since most people on this board are interested in biglaw.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby brickman » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:14 pm

traehekat wrote:
Haha well like I said, it was just the impression I have gotten from other posts around here. I think most people have seemed to believe UIUC places considerably better than Iowa, but perhaps most people have specifically referred to biglaw placement, which wouldn't surprise me since most people on this board are interested in biglaw.


I think we are in an informational vacuum regarding any other type of law on TLS...or so it seems. In any case, I think I would be perfectly thrilled to go to either school, who doesn't have Midwest love?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby traehekat » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:01 am

brickman wrote:In any case, I think I would be perfectly thrilled to go to either school, who doesn't have Midwest love?


The freaks out there who don't like corn, that's who! :lol:

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby itsmytime10 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:02 am

I am hoping to get into biglaw in Chicago. Iowa's offer means i will graduate with less than 10k in debt. Illinois however seems to be superior in placing grads in the Chicago firms.....

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Jerome » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:35 am

itsmytime10 wrote:I am hoping to get into biglaw in Chicago. Iowa's offer means i will graduate with less than 10k in debt. Illinois however seems to be superior in placing grads in the Chicago firms.....

Illinois is better at placing in biglaw firms than Iowa. Presumably, grads from each are competing at the same Chicago firms.

See: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby traehekat » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:40 am

itsmytime10 wrote:I am hoping to get into biglaw in Chicago. Iowa's offer means i will graduate with less than 10k in debt. Illinois however seems to be superior in placing grads in the Chicago firms.....


Did you receive any scholarship for UIUC? The difference in BigLaw placement isn't too much, and certainly not enough to make up for a difference in 50-60k in debt. Go to Iowa!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Undergradut » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:25 pm

Jerome wrote:
itsmytime10 wrote:I am hoping to get into biglaw in Chicago. Iowa's offer means i will graduate with less than 10k in debt. Illinois however seems to be superior in placing grads in the Chicago firms.....

Illinois is better at placing in biglaw firms than Iowa. Presumably, grads from each are competing at the same Chicago firms.

See: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1



Illinois placed a higher percentage of grads than Iowa into BigLaw, generally speaking. I am sure it placed an even higher percentage of grads than Iowa into BigLaw in Chicago.

I wonder what percentage of Iowa grads who get BigLaw jobs are getting those in Chicago. I imagine it is a higher percentage than grads going to any other city. When I looked over the 2009 summer associates list, though, I was surprised by how many were working for BigLaw firms outside of Chicago, especially noticeable was Minneapolis, but also cities like Kansas City, Omaha, and Milwaukee were represented.




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