Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

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Slimpee
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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:16 pm

I think it's pretty sweet that Dean Hall meets with people who visit.

Anyone have any experience with one of these meetings? I'm meeting him next week so any observations/advice is appreciated!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby sconnielaw13 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:41 pm

Slimpee wrote:I think it's pretty sweet that Dean Hall meets with people who visit.

Anyone have any experience with one of these meetings? I'm meeting him next week so any observations/advice is appreciated!


I met with him a few weeks ago. More or less you are going to go and make small talk for a little bit then he will ask you if you have any questions at which point you ask hiim a series of thoughtful questions that show you are really truely curious about some things at the school. He is a nice guy and not very intimidating so don't worry. Just be prepared with some questions so you don't like you came all this way for a tour but have no idea what to ask him. I hope that helps to give you a better idea. Oh ya he will have no idea who you are when you walk in. He does not review your file before hand, at least he did not for me or other people I have talked to.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby jml8756 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:55 pm

vlienj24 wrote:Oh ya he will have no idea who you are when you walk in. He does not review your file before hand, at least he did not for me or other people I have talked to.


He had clearly reviewed my file beforehand. When I asked him if he could tell me anything that wasn't in the brochures, he gave me some extraordinarily helpful information that was specifically tailored to my interests and abilities which I probably would never have discovered on my own.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby sconnielaw13 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:06 pm

jml8756 wrote:
vlienj24 wrote:Oh ya he will have no idea who you are when you walk in. He does not review your file before hand, at least he did not for me or other people I have talked to.


He had clearly reviewed my file beforehand. When I asked him if he could tell me anything that wasn't in the brochures, he gave me some extraordinarily helpful information that was specifically tailored to my interests and abilities which I probably would never have discovered on my own.


In all honesty with your very impressive numbers it does not surprise me that he reviewed your file before hand. He was attempting to make every effort he could to entice you to become a student. Whereas us waitlisted individuals don't get the same treatment, at least I don't think so. Again that is simply the impression that I got, not that it really matters all that much. If you have questions you ask them.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Modian » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:54 pm

Panther7 wrote:
Texasboundanddown wrote:
Panther7 wrote:from what i know about previous years, it is extremely possible to get off the waitlist if you show sincere interest (not just, "hey i'm still interested in possibly coming to wisconsin, so let me know and maybe i'll let you know")


What can a person do after writing a kick ass letter?


visit if you can, then wait, maybe send another letter stressing your desire to attend.

worked for me.

i'm just saying, a WL from UW doesn't seem to be like the WL you get from other schools. Wisc seems to use the WL as a soft accept in some situations.


Panther, your splitter WL->Acceptance is my inspiration. Maybe they'll throw some of that love my way, over here on the west coast.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:03 pm

Panther7 wrote:
also, if you bike, madison will be heaven. they bike year round there, and have very biker friendly road setups.


This is fantastic! I currently live in MPLS, on the consensus best bike cities in the country...I dig a good bike culture!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:18 pm

Slimpee wrote:
Panther7 wrote:
also, if you bike, madison will be heaven. they bike year round there, and have very biker friendly road setups.


This is fantastic! I currently live in MPLS, on the consensus best bike cities in the country...I dig a good bike culture!

Slimpee.. you, me, and Nightrunner all know damn well where you will be going to school next year.

Give in to the dark side, my friend. :D

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Simpler Times » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:59 am

next time you one of you is going to come to town send me a private message, i'll hit a bar with you and talk to you for a little while.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Panther7 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:55 am

Simpler Times wrote:next time you one of you is going to come to town send me a private message, i'll hit a bar with you and talk to you for a little while.


I'll actually be in town today to check out apartments (leaving now), however I'll be with the parents, so I think I'll have to pass on a meetup. I'll be down there for ASW in two weeks though.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby coolkatz321 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:40 pm

Slimpee wrote:
Panther7 wrote:
also, if you bike, madison will be heaven. they bike year round there, and have very biker friendly road setups.


This is fantastic! I currently live in MPLS, on the consensus best bike cities in the country...I dig a good bike culture!


There's nothing like riding through the UW Arboretum in the middle of Fall...it's absolutely beautiful. A 4-mile winding road that snakes through a forest and nature preserve...it really is incredible.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby nowinGA » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:55 pm

coolkatz321 wrote:
Slimpee wrote:
Panther7 wrote:
also, if you bike, madison will be heaven. they bike year round there, and have very biker friendly road setups.


This is fantastic! I currently live in MPLS, on the consensus best bike cities in the country...I dig a good bike culture!


There's nothing like riding through the UW Arboretum in the middle of Fall...it's absolutely beautiful. A 4-mile winding road that snakes through a forest and nature preserve...it really is incredible.


How about for us runners (like, high mileage runners, not just casual joggers)...I have heard good things about that as well. Any examples?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby coolkatz321 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:01 pm

nowinGA wrote:
coolkatz321 wrote:
Slimpee wrote:
Panther7 wrote:
also, if you bike, madison will be heaven. they bike year round there, and have very biker friendly road setups.


This is fantastic! I currently live in MPLS, on the consensus best bike cities in the country...I dig a good bike culture!


There's nothing like riding through the UW Arboretum in the middle of Fall...it's absolutely beautiful. A 4-mile winding road that snakes through a forest and nature preserve...it really is incredible.


How about for us runners (like, high mileage runners, not just casual joggers)...I have heard good things about that as well. Any examples?


Exercise is huge in Madison--I always see people running through the Arboretum, too. However, most runners take the bike path along Lake Menona, which offers spectacular views of the water and is gorgeous in the spring/summer. I just did my inaugural run this past week--can't argue with 75 degrees and sunny!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby donzoli » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:24 pm

Is there still an ASW coming up this year?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:30 pm

Its still a possibility. You never know I could get mugged or something at Chicago asw. That's actually a high probability. :)
Nightrunner wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:
Slimpee wrote:
Panther7 wrote:
also, if you bike, madison will be heaven. they bike year round there, and have very biker friendly road setups.


This is fantastic! I currently live in MPLS, on the consensus best bike cities in the country...I dig a good bike culture!

Slimpee.. you, me, and Nightrunner all know damn well where you will be going to school next year.

Give in to the dark side, my friend. :D


you're coming to Wisco, JGG. Just admit it.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Snwboarder78 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:53 pm

nowinGA wrote:
coolkatz321 wrote:
Slimpee wrote:
Panther7 wrote:
also, if you bike, madison will be heaven. they bike year round there, and have very biker friendly road setups.


This is fantastic! I currently live in MPLS, on the consensus best bike cities in the country...I dig a good bike culture!


There's nothing like riding through the UW Arboretum in the middle of Fall...it's absolutely beautiful. A 4-mile winding road that snakes through a forest and nature preserve...it really is incredible.


How about for us runners (like, high mileage runners, not just casual joggers)...I have heard good things about that as well. Any examples?


If you want a nice 13 mile run you can run around some of the lakes. Also the bike paths are great for marked mile trails. Otherwise you can link up to the trails in arboretum for some softer footing. There is no shortage of good long runs around town. I have plenty of 15 mile plus routes that keep me from getting bored doing the same ones. Plus there are a ton of groups at the local shoe stores that meet up for runs as well that you could find additional trails from. Also, the Madison marathon is a great race in May every year. You will not be starved for good running partners or routes in Madison.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Panther7 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:31 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
donzoli wrote:Is there still an ASW coming up this year?

Yes, one later in April (I want to say the third weekend or so? Don't quote me on that).


16/17 Was looking at apartments today in Madison, found I really liked the apartments between Kohl Center, Law School, and Camp Randall. Short walking distance to law school (only a block or two) and it seems like it's a short distance to anything substantial. Biggest negative is that there isn't anywhere for a car, but I might just not bring mine with me. Maybe get a moped instead or something. What are the rest of you thinking?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby BigFatPanda » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:07 pm

If you want a nice 13 mile run you can run around some of the lakes. Also the bike paths are great for marked mile trails. Otherwise you can link up to the trails in arboretum for some softer footing. There is no shortage of good long runs around town. I have plenty of 15 mile plus routes that keep me from getting bored doing the same ones. Plus there are a ton of groups at the local shoe stores that meet up for runs as well that you could find additional trails from. Also, the Madison marathon is a great race in May every year. You will not be starved for good running partners or routes in Madison.


Could you post a list of those shoe stores? Are there like running clubs or something or do you just go there and meet up with people? BTW, anyone interested in a running club of TLSers?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Panther7 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:32 pm

BigFatPanda wrote:
If you want a nice 13 mile run you can run around some of the lakes. Also the bike paths are great for marked mile trails. Otherwise you can link up to the trails in arboretum for some softer footing. There is no shortage of good long runs around town. I have plenty of 15 mile plus routes that keep me from getting bored doing the same ones. Plus there are a ton of groups at the local shoe stores that meet up for runs as well that you could find additional trails from. Also, the Madison marathon is a great race in May every year. You will not be starved for good running partners or routes in Madison.


Could you post a list of those shoe stores? Are there like running clubs or something or do you just go there and meet up with people? BTW, anyone interested in a running club of TLSers?


i hate running. i'll stick to flag football or something.

however i did see people running and biking EVERYWHERE this weekend.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby ajrm116 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:47 pm

nowinGA wrote:How about for us runners (like, high mileage runners, not just casual joggers)...I have heard good things about that as well. Any examples?

I run about 50 a week these days, not quite high mileage, but I have no trouble finding nice runs. I spend the vast majority of my time on the Arb trails, which are soft, beautiful and apparently full of turkeys these days. The Military Ridge Trail is also a nice forgiving surface that isn't too far out of town. And of course if you don't mind pounding the concrete, the bike paths in Madison are extensive. If you have doubts about Madison as a running town, just remember that UW has a baller XC and distance team, and they've gotta run somewhere!

BigFatPanda wrote:Could you post a list of those shoe stores? Are there like running clubs or something or do you just go there and meet up with people? BTW, anyone interested in a running club of TLSers?

Berkeley, Movin' Shoes and Fleet Feet off the top of my head have running clubs. Their websites should all have info about when and how regularly they meet. They are good opportunities to socialize and some solid runners come out. I think the university has track/running clubs too. If all else fails, go out on a sunny day and sidle up beside somebody running the same direction. Note: Women don't always react well to that, especially when they have earbuds in.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:12 am

Just rolled into Madison tonight. I'll be visiting tomorrw and then driving back to MPLS but I look forward to exploring a little!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby BigFatPanda » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:15 am

ajrm116 wrote:I run about 50 a week these days, not quite high mileage, but I have no trouble finding nice runs.

:shock: . Just to compare notes, whats your running routine like? I remember pulling 4-4-4-4-7-7-7 last summer and my legs hurt like hell. What kind of running shoes do you have? Nowadays, i am keeping it to 4-4-4-4-break on friday-7-7.

ajrm116 wrote: If all else fails, go out on a sunny day and sidle up beside somebody running the same direction.

If that doesn't creep other people out, it certainly would creep me out.

ajrm116 wrote: Note: Women don't always react well to that, especially when they have earbuds in.


I agree; obviously the females find fat smelly panda repulsive :mrgreen: . Remind me to brush my teeth and lose 500 lbs.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Texasboundanddown » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:47 pm

Anyone hear anything? Doesn't seem to be any movement lately.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Chiglaw » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:29 pm

Texasboundanddown wrote:Anyone hear anything? Doesn't seem to be any movement lately.


Nope. Still anxiously waiting for any sort of action. My life needs to be planned out and Wisconsin is really making that difficult.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby lawcycle2010 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:30 am

Question for people who got off the waitlist...

What did your timeline look like (i.e.: Waitlist email on Thurs, LOCI sent Fri, Off waitlist on Weds??)

Thanks for your help!!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:07 am

lawcycle2010 wrote:Question for people who got off the waitlist...

What did your timeline look like (i.e.: Waitlist email on Thurs, LOCI sent Fri, Off waitlist on Weds??)

Thanks for your help!!


I can't answer this specifically but Dean Hall recently indicated that the process is very fluid and they are continuously looking at the WL...things can happen quickly




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