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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby cjr1298 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:01 pm

moandersen wrote:
cjr1298 wrote:has it been determined whether the status disappearing signals acceptance or just decision rendered? My status disappeared yesterday and I am taking that as a bad sign given that I only completed about four and a half weeks ago. 163, 3.4, CT resident


quite honestly, I dont know if they ever had anything listed under their "Status" section, but the consensus seems to be that once your requirement list vanishes, a decision has been reached. and judging by your numbers, you have little to worry about.


You were right! Accepted today, another vanishing requirements list ends in acceptance! :D
Best of luck to everyone still waiting.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby Chelios » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:04 pm

Just withdrew, and freed up a good chunk of scholarship money :D

Goodluck all

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby moandersen » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:05 pm

cjr1298 wrote:
moandersen wrote:
cjr1298 wrote:has it been determined whether the status disappearing signals acceptance or just decision rendered? My status disappeared yesterday and I am taking that as a bad sign given that I only completed about four and a half weeks ago. 163, 3.4, CT resident


quite honestly, I dont know if they ever had anything listed under their "Status" section, but the consensus seems to be that once your requirement list vanishes, a decision has been reached. and judging by your numbers, you have little to worry about.


You were right! Accepted today, another vanishing requirements list ends in acceptance! :D
Best of luck to everyone still waiting.


congrats, i went complete about the same time as you (2/3). hopefully that means my requirements disappear soon!

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby hotdoglaw » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:21 pm

I haven't yet visited Uconn, but would you all say it is a diverse sort of community or more homogeneous, not only in terms of race, but politically, socially, religiously, etc. etc.?

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby nycparalegal » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:50 pm

Just out of curiosity and before I contact career services, does anyone know if UCONN provides an opportunity to do an externship with the USAO (SDNY)?

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby kalvano » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:44 am

I was browsing around the UConn site, and found this. Thought it would be of interest to several of you.


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Semester in Washington D.C.
Overview

The University of Connecticut Law School Semester in D.C Program places selected students in key federal agencies, legislative offices or non-profit groups for one semester of service as unpaid legal interns. The goal is to expand our students’ career horizons and give them a better understanding of how law and policy is made and enforced, while providing host institutions with energetic, capable and reliable assistants along the way.

Students meeting program requirements will earn the full complement of 12 academic credits for the term:

• 7 credits for the agency internship (30 hours a week);
• 3 credits for Advanced Topics in Agency Regulation, a graded evening seminar in which students gain the basic knowledge and tools they need to succeed, and share insights and experiences they have gained on the job; and
• 2 credits for Agencies in Action, a non-graded evening seminar in which students meet on-site with senior staff at a range of federal agencies and major non-profit groups to learn about the legal and policy challenges they face, the strategies they have developed for meeting such challenges, their life and work, and career opportunities in government and/or the public interest sector.

Enrollment is open to both 2Ls and 3Ls. There are no academic prerequisites, though completion of Administrative Law and/or a law school course relevant to the subject matter of the host agency is helpful.





Externship Clinics

Externship Clinics combine classroom instruction with field work.
How to register

Students register for externship clinics via the PeopleSoft system, in the same manner as registering for a conventional course. Because there is limited space, you may want to use a preference to insure your spot. Externship clinics may be graded completely pass/fail or may have a graded and an ungraded component.


Course Listing

* LGT Civil Rights - Jamie Mills
* Judicial Clerkship - Lewis Kurlantzick
* Legislative Clerkship - Cornelius O'Leary
* Administrative Clerkship - Elliot Prescott
* Environmental Law - Roger Reynolds
* State's Attorney's Clinic - Michael Gailor and James Turcotte




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In-House Legal Clinics

Connecticut's Clinical Programs give students the opportunity to work in client-based, in-house law firms where they gain real-life experience in state and federal court rooms.

Because Connecticut has one of the most liberal student practice rules in the country, student attorneys are permitted to represent clients in an unlimited array of civil and criminal cases in all courts and administrative agencies in the jurisdiction.

Full-year Criminal (both trial and appellate), Civil Appellate, and Tax Clinics and one-semester Mediation and Asylum and Human Rights Clinics give students hands-on experience across a broad spectrum of real-life legal challenges. All clinical education is based upon an intensive course of study, simulation, and preparation offered by full-time professors who are also practice specialists.

* The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic provides students with the unique opportunity to counsel Connecticut's innovators on an extensive range of intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret) and related business law issues.
* Students in the Criminal Clinic assume primary litigation responsibility for virtually every type of serious felony case on the trial level. They have argued dozens of cases to the Connecticut Supreme Court and Appellate Courts.
* In the Tax Clinic, students provide legal services to low-income tax payers. Clinic students represent clients in a wide range of administrative and tax court proceedings.
* In the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, students represent refugees who have fled persecution abroad and are seeking political asylum in the U.S. Students handle all aspects of hearings before the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration Courts.
* The Mediation Clinic trains students to serve as mediators in community and court-annexed disputes, under the supervision of clinic faculty and experienced professional mediators.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby kalvano » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:45 am

nycparalegal wrote:Just out of curiosity and before I contact career services, does anyone know if UCONN provides an opportunity to do an externship with the USAO (SDNY)?



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United States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
Deadline
February 2, 2010
Description

United States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut, Connecticut Financial Center, 157 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Michael McGarry, AUSA, New Haven (203) 821-3700, FAX (203) 773-5376

Lisa Perkins, AUSA, Hartford (860) 947-1101, FAX (860) 240-3291

Harold Chen, AUSA, Bridgeport (203) 696-3000, FAX (860) 579-5550

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut is responsible for civil and criminal federal prosecutions. The district has three offices located in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport and there are approximately sixty Assistant U.S. Attorneys who serve with the Criminal and Civil Divisions throughout the district.

The office is seeking approximately 18 externs: 10 in New Haven, 4 in Hartford and 4 in Bridgeport. To apply, send a cover letter stating preferred location, resume, transcript with GPA and writing sample. Applicants must have completed at least one full year of full-time law school before the start of the internship. Current first- and second-year students are encouraged to apply for full-time summer positions. For positions during the academic year, preference will be given to third-year and second-year students with strong academic backgrounds and relevant legal experience. All applicants must be U.S. citizens and will be subject to background investigation.

Application deadlines: For Summer of 2010: February 2, 2010. For Fall 2010, May 15, 2010, and for Spring 2011, October 15, 2010. A minimum of 10 weeks of work, full-time in the summer and part-time during the academic year, is required.

Externs can expect to research and write motions in pending cases, to research legal issues of indictments and investigations, to assemble exhibits for trial, to observe hearings and trials of cases on which they are working or in which they are interested. In addition, the office attempts to identify appropriate matters for the intern to handle in court under the supervision of Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby Lighthouse28 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:52 am

Thanks Kalvano. I knew about the semester in DC program. I just hope I will have a chance to participate and that it leads to some career opportunities in DC.

I'm also wondering the same thing as Hotdog. How diverse is Hartford? I see online that it has a lot of people of Latino ethnicity. But how about South Asian, Middle Eastern, etc? Anyone know?

Is anyone here going to the admitted students day on April 10? I plan on attending... But so far have no info about it except that it's on April 10.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby cjr1298 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:20 pm

Lighthouse28 wrote:Thanks Kalvano. I knew about the semester in DC program. I just hope I will have a chance to participate and that it leads to some career opportunities in DC.

I'm also wondering the same thing as Hotdog. How diverse is Hartford? I see online that it has a lot of people of Latino ethnicity. But how about South Asian, Middle Eastern, etc? Anyone know?

Is anyone here going to the admitted students day on April 10? I plan on attending... But so far have no info about it except that it's on April 10.


I know, not even a time!! Can't go, I have a wedding. I would say Hartford is pretty diverse- it depends what you're accustomed to, it's not Manhattan . . .

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby Lighthouse28 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:28 pm

I called them. The ASD starts at 9AM and goes until 2PM. So it's pretty short, and she said you don't have to stay for the whole time. They are working on the schedule right now.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby hotdog123 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:44 pm

I'm going to attend rejected students day.

It starts in the parking lot.

Punch and pie will be served.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby Emma1 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:26 pm

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby mhd08 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:28 pm

Ding :( I thought I was at least a WL with 3.3x and 161.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby statusobsesser » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:34 pm

What is the rejection letter like vs. acceptance? ie envelope size & number of papers in them

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby Great Satchmo » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:37 pm

DonnyMost wrote:I'm going to attend rejected students day.

It starts in the parking lot.

Punch and pie will be served.

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Best. Post. Ever.


Sorry about the ding.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby markie » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:18 pm

guys, i know most of you have decided on uconn if you've gotten in or you are leaning toward it and there is no uconn class of 2013 thread that I can find, so I am going to ask your opinions here. i am a CT resident, love CT, and have a fiance working outside hartford who i am marrying in June and who is not leaving his job- if I went to school out of state I would probably come back to CT as many weekends as I could until I graduated. i have gotten into NYU and uconn. everyone is telling me NYU is better, but I know for sure that after law school I will be coming back to CT to look for work, most likely looking for a government position. I got a $5,000 dean's scholarship from UCONN and was expecting more, especially since it is non-renewable! I am not sure what to do, whether I will have just as good luck getting a job in the hartford area out of Uconn as NYU or what. Do any of you have thoughts on this, or are any of you in a similar position? i've asked this question elsewhere, but no one really seems to know what job prospects look like in CT. Any advice? I'm a wreck over this decision.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby cjr1298 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:22 pm

statusobsesser wrote:What is the rejection letter like vs. acceptance? ie envelope size & number of papers in them


acceptance is a standard envelope with three or four sheets inside- it's visibly thick enough that you know immediately it's not a rejection.


Two or three days prior to my letter, the requirements list disappeared on my online status- not sure if the same also happens with a rejection.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby statusobsesser » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:26 pm

Thanks! I have a letter waiting at home my room mate said was thicker than just one sheet of paper. Could it be awaitlist? Does anyone know what those letters are like?

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby Great Satchmo » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:31 pm

statusobsesser wrote:Thanks! I have a letter waiting at home my room mate said was thicker than just one sheet of paper. Could it be awaitlist? Does anyone know what those letters are like?


Tell your roommate to open it!

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby mikcou » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:35 pm

Chelios wrote:Just withdrew, and freed up a good chunk of scholarship money :D

Goodluck all


As did I. Good luck to anyone hoping for money :D

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby moandersen » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:42 pm

markie wrote:guys, i know most of you have decided on uconn if you've gotten in or you are leaning toward it and there is no uconn class of 2013 thread that I can find, so I am going to ask your opinions here. i am a CT resident, love CT, and have a fiance working outside hartford who i am marrying in June and who is not leaving his job- if I went to school out of state I would probably come back to CT as many weekends as I could until I graduated. i have gotten into NYU and uconn. everyone is telling me NYU is better, but I know for sure that after law school I will be coming back to CT to look for work, most likely looking for a government position. I got a $5,000 dean's scholarship from UCONN and was expecting more, especially since it is non-renewable! I am not sure what to do, whether I will have just as good luck getting a job in the hartford area out of Uconn as NYU or what. Do any of you have thoughts on this, or are any of you in a similar position? i've asked this question elsewhere, but no one really seems to know what job prospects look like in CT. Any advice? I'm a wreck over this decision.


flame? I know this is a forum, but the poor sentence structure and the bizzare question leave me baffled. Why did you apply to NYU? Didnt you and your fiance talk ahead of time of what would happen if you got admitted? Obviously NYU is the better school by far, but this is something you and your fiance need to discuss. If you got into NYU, you are smart enough to figure this one out.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby cjr1298 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:50 pm

statusobsesser wrote:Thanks! I have a letter waiting at home my room mate said was thicker than just one sheet of paper. Could it be awaitlist? Does anyone know what those letters are like?


I would assume two sheets of paper, one with the fact that you have been WL, the other to check the box if you want to remain on the WL, but I would also have the RM open it and just find out.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby kalvano » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:32 pm

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


No scholarship money or offer at all.

This is totally baffling to me.

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby hotdog123 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:35 pm

OK so rejected students day... who else is down??

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Re: UConn waiting thread

Postby moandersen » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:04 pm

kalvano wrote::evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


No scholarship money or offer at all.

This is totally baffling to me.


is that so far? or are you 100% sure you arent getting any? Doesnt bode well for me as I was praying for them to give me in-state my first year... I guess i should pray I get accepted first though. haha.




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