Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

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Panther7
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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Panther7 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:42 am

BigFatPanda wrote:The campus is impressive and the law building is ok. However, by talking to 1L and 2L, the distinct impression that i have is that the majority of them do not have summer employment and are usually doing clinics (with $2000 stipend from the school or local county). Also, those 3L who are at the median are more likely to be unemploy upon graduation than not (at least for this year). And the focus of how UW market itself revolves around its clinics and its influence on the state government.


I dunno about median not being employed, the majority of students I talked to had jobs lined up. But to be fair I didn't pry into what they paid or anything like that, so it's hard to tell. And tbf, almost nobody gets paid employment during your 1L year, so clinics imo are a much better option than an unpaid internship or summer program. Although that kind of flips around during second year summer. I also liked the flexibility you have after your first year, in regards to time to graduate and options, etc. If you find a sweet winter internship or gig, there are absolutely no issues with just sitting out a semester or just doing class part time.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Panther7 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:43 am

Cookie1234 wrote:just got in! where are people livinggg???



That seems to be the hard part for me, trying to find a roommate and a place.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby coolkatz321 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:03 pm

Panther7 wrote:
Cookie1234 wrote:just got in! where are people livinggg???



That seems to be the hard part for me, trying to find a roommate and a place.


I'm going to be living on Bassett next year with both of my roommates from this year...close to the capitol, nice neighborhood and it's not far from State Street. If you scour CL, you can definitely find some nice apartments at great prices.

Fwiw, I've lived in Vilas all year and have loved it. You really can't beat living just three blocks from the zoo.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby BigFatPanda » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:47 am

Panther7 wrote:
BigFatPanda wrote:The campus is impressive and the law building is ok. However, by talking to 1L and 2L, the distinct impression that i have is that the majority of them do not have summer employment and are usually doing clinics (with $2000 stipend from the school or local county). Also, those 3L who are at the median are more likely to be unemploy upon graduation than not (at least for this year). And the focus of how UW market itself revolves around its clinics and its influence on the state government.


I dunno about median not being employed, the majority of students I talked to had jobs lined up. But to be fair I didn't pry into what they paid or anything like that, so it's hard to tell. And tbf, almost nobody gets paid employment during your 1L year, so clinics imo are a much better option than an unpaid internship or summer program. Although that kind of flips around during second year summer. I also liked the flexibility you have after your first year, in regards to time to graduate and options, etc. If you find a sweet winter internship or gig, there are absolutely no issues with just sitting out a semester or just doing class part time.


Haha, hey Panther7, i think we had lunch together and i only realize it on the way driving back to Virginia.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby kcocemag10 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:01 am

I'm also in at UW and wondering about roommates/places to live.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby lawcycle2010 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:37 am

hey everyone,

although i'm still on the WL, my best friend's parents are landlords in Madison.

I was asked to post on the site, in her apartment complex they have some singles available for $520 a month. They ONLY rent to grad students and its in a super quiet area about 15-20 min walking from the law school.

PM me if you want more details, i can give you her contact info.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby sooh579 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:42 pm

I just got off the waitlist via email!!
I sent my LOCI two days ago, and wasn't expecting an acceptance this soon!!

Never give up your hopes~^^

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Kitzhof » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:07 pm

sooh579 wrote:I just got off the waitlist via email!!
I sent my LOCI two days ago, and wasn't expecting an acceptance this soon!!

Never give up your hopes~^^


Congrats! Do you mind sharing your numbers?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Panther7 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:31 am

sooh579 wrote:I just got off the waitlist via email!!
I sent my LOCI two days ago, and wasn't expecting an acceptance this soon!!

Never give up your hopes~^^



grats, will we be classmates in the fall?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Simpler Times » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:16 am

BigFatPanda wrote:The campus is impressive and the law building is ok. However, by talking to 1L and 2L, the distinct impression that i have is that the majority of them do not have summer employment and are usually doing clinics (with $2000 stipend from the school or local county). Also, those 3L who are at the median are more likely to be unemploy upon graduation than not (at least for this year). And the focus of how UW market itself revolves around its clinics and its influence on the state government.


I don't know about 3Ls, but I think you're a bit wrong on our clincicals. 1) it's a 2500 stipend PLUS credits PLUS tuition remission for credits 2) Clinicals provide better job experience than 9 out of 10 1L summer positions.

I'm not saying this as a 1L in a clinical, I'm saying this as a 1L who is pissed that he didn't get into the clinicals.

That said, of the 1 and 2Ls that I know, there is generally some employment. Most people aren't working in their first or second choice, but by this stage most people have lined something up for the summer.

Again, unless you get into a T14, Wisconsin is probably one of your best bets for employment due to location, academic reputation and diploma privilege.

If you plan on attending next year make sure to start working out for Dean's Cup now.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby sooh579 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:18 am

Kitzhof wrote:
sooh579 wrote:I just got off the waitlist via email!!
I sent my LOCI two days ago, and wasn't expecting an acceptance this soon!!

Never give up your hopes~^^


Congrats! Do you mind sharing your numbers?



My numbers are 163. (I got my undergraduate outside of US).
Worked for 8 years. Good soft.
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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby sconnielaw13 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:58 am

sooh579 wrote:
Kitzhof wrote:
sooh579 wrote:I just got off the waitlist via email!!
I sent my LOCI two days ago, and wasn't expecting an acceptance this soon!!

Never give up your hopes~^^


Congrats! Do you mind sharing your numbers?



My numbers are 163, 4.0/4.5 (I got my undergraduate outside of US).
Worked for 8 years. Good soft.


I am not surprised at all that you got in, those are good numbers for UW they were simply waiting to make sure you would attend. Thus you were accepted right after sending in your LOCI. Either way CONGRATS! I wish I was off the wait list. Show me some love Madison come on!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby klussy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:17 pm

...nvm
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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Panther7 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:40 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
Simpler Times wrote:If you plan on attending next year make sure to start working out for Dean's Cup now.

College football player and HS Basketball coach, checking in. :mrgreen:


Two-time state champs baseball player here, two sport all-area in HS. Can't wait to kick around some poor med students...



And yes panda, we definitely talked at some point, from what I read in your profile. :D You said you were debating between George Mason and UW?





I'm still looking at going in on an apartment if anyone's interested. I'd much prefer to find random 1L's to share an apartment with than random undergrads. I'm an ok guy, I swear.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby robin600 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:57 pm

Panther7 wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:
Simpler Times wrote:If you plan on attending next year make sure to start working out for Dean's Cup now.

College football player and HS Basketball coach, checking in. :mrgreen:


Two-time state champs baseball player here, two sport all-area in HS. Can't wait to kick around some poor med students...



And yes panda, we definitely talked at some point, from what I read in your profile. :D You said you were debating between George Mason and UW?





I'm still looking at going in on an apartment if anyone's interested. I'd much prefer to find random 1L's to share an apartment with than random undergrads. I'm an ok guy, I swear.

STALKER! just kidding!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby robin600 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:01 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:Withdrawing today. I'll miss you all so very very much. Do not fret my dears, because I shall be in Madison for Mifflin the first week of May!

HATE


:mrgreen:

:(

My mind kicked in and told my heart to stfu. You will still manage to have a blast in Wisco without me. I mean, lawl school is all about the fun amirite?

Where you off to then?

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby lawcycle2010 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:42 am

So i've written a LOCI, visited, and i'm still on the WL.

Anyone hear anymore info? Anyone else still on the WL?

I feel like its a numbers game still, even with an LOCI...ALthough my numbers fall within range, they are right below UW's avg.....so does that mean i'm almost certainly stuck on the WL?

i need a UW WL support group!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby jules1389 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:52 am

I too am on the WL. I sent my LOCI about three weeks ago. I am hoping that this week will bring news, I really just need closure.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby sconnielaw13 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:07 pm

I also need a support group! I am starting to feel like I have no chance! It really is seeming like quite the numbers game. Like the other posters, I have sent in a LOCI (actually two) and I also visited the law school. I am really hoping that come May we will hear something back. I think May will probably be when we hear back because I think the people that requested an extension have to respond in May sometime.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby sconnielaw13 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:12 pm

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=115838

there we go a support group!

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby sooh579 » Sat May 01, 2010 12:17 am

Panther7 wrote:
sooh579 wrote:I just got off the waitlist via email!!
I sent my LOCI two days ago, and wasn't expecting an acceptance this soon!!

Never give up your hopes~^^



grats, will we be classmates in the fall?


yes! Will be visiting the school next week.
See you this fall~^^

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Panther7 » Mon May 03, 2010 2:16 pm

sooh579 wrote:
Panther7 wrote:
sooh579 wrote:I just got off the waitlist via email!!
I sent my LOCI two days ago, and wasn't expecting an acceptance this soon!!

Never give up your hopes~^^



grats, will we be classmates in the fall?


yes! Will be visiting the school next week.
See you this fall~^^



which day? I'm heading down wednesday to find an apartment (again)...

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby sooh579 » Tue May 04, 2010 6:17 pm

Panther7 wrote:
sooh579 wrote:
Panther7 wrote:
sooh579 wrote:I just got off the waitlist via email!!
I sent my LOCI two days ago, and wasn't expecting an acceptance this soon!!

Never give up your hopes~^^



grats, will we be classmates in the fall?


yes! Will be visiting the school next week.
See you this fall~^^



which day? I'm heading down wednesday to find an apartment (again)...


Monday and Tuesday.
Are you looking for an apartment in Madison downtown?
I've been searching for weeks, but not easy..
I wish I can find the right one during my visit.

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Kitzhof » Wed May 05, 2010 2:21 pm

Just got off the wait list! :D

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Re: Wisconsin 2010 Application Cycle

Postby Snwboarder78 » Wed May 05, 2010 2:39 pm

Just got off the wait list too. Pretty exciting.




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