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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by lhanvt13 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:20 pm

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DML13 wrote:Anyone else going to be at Law Day on April 5? I also, got an e-mail about scholarship student day which will be similar, but it's next weekend and with such short notice I won't be going.
do they do travel reimbursements??
I don't know. I didn't ask
I'm not in admissions so I can't be sure, but I don't think they do. There is a scholarship conference this week for Miami Scholars and others who I believe received titled scholarships (like full rides), which offers travel compensation, I'm pretty sure ASW and this other weekend do not. I remember in past threads people saying that Miami doesn't comp travel because too many people who weren't going to enroll wold take the free trip so that they could spend the weekend in Miami.
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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by Honey_Badger » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:04 pm

In @ The U, but no big money, yet, so may have to pass...
Congrats to everyone who got MS money!

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by cortland55 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:34 pm

anyone else on hold?

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Post by kjb » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:12 am

sent 2/7
accepted 2/21

haven't received anything regarding scholarship money but didn't apply for Miami Scholars

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by Aroldis105 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:18 am

kjb wrote:sent 2/7
accepted 2/21

haven't received anything regarding scholarship money but didn't apply for Miami Scholars
You're still within the window of time where initial scholarship offers are sent out. If nothing comes through by the end of next week, then there may not be any word for awhile, if it all. Numbers?

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by Mj23la » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:02 pm

In on 2/27...going to be at Law Day (April 5th)...

Strongly considering at this point!

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by cortland55 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:40 pm

does anyone know when they will notify people on hold? and is being on hold better or worse then waitlist?....Just trying to gauge my chances

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Post by schmoxy » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:32 pm

Does Miami ever increase the scholarship amount you are offered? For example, if others decline scholarships or admission or something like that...Anyone have experience with this?

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Post by Aroldis105 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:52 pm

schmoxy wrote:Does Miami ever increase the scholarship amount you are offered? For example, if others decline scholarships or admission or something like that...Anyone have experience with this?
Miami has already done their "Random 2k Increase" and will not be increasing scholarships in such a widespread manner again. You are however more than welcome to try to negotiate for more money. It is my understanding that in the coming weeks (based on previous trends) Miami will soon begin telling students that their scholarship funds are tapped out. As such, the sooner you begin this process, the better.
As I understand all the money that was allocated for rising 1Ls that was not taken is transferred to an account for scholarship increases for 2L/3Ls.

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by Aroldis105 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:15 pm

Also, I started a thread for anyone who has committed/will be committing/or is strongly considering attending Miami next August. Hell, even if you still aren't close to making a decision feel free to drop by and post something because right now I'm the only one who has posted anything and it feels like prom night all over again :cry:

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Post by NikiShiz » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:30 am

Ah U of Miami is now ranked 76th (new rankings just released) and still no scholarship! I got much better offers from higher ranked schools....hmmmm What do you guys think about the rankings this year?

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Post by Law911 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:22 am

Their nose diving employment stats are what scares me... not the ranking. Anyone else have thoughts on the new rankings?

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Post by CMJdoeslawschool » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:49 pm

Law911 wrote:Their nose diving employment stats are what scares me... not the ranking. Anyone else have thoughts on the new rankings?
I have many thoughts on this new development. Not very positive ones, though...

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by schmoxy » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:00 pm

Law911 wrote:Their nose diving employment stats are what scares me... not the ranking. Anyone else have thoughts on the new rankings?

the new ranking was a little disconcerting... especially with respect to the scholarship money i've been offered....might end up at FSU or UF after all!! Its hard to justify such a high cost with a really mediocre scholarship when higher ranked schools are offering me more! come on miami...

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Post by Username123 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:03 pm

schmoxy wrote:
Law911 wrote:Their nose diving employment stats are what scares me... not the ranking. Anyone else have thoughts on the new rankings?

the new ranking was a little disconcerting... especially with respect to the scholarship money i've been offered....might end up at FSU or UF after all!! Its hard to justify such a high cost with a really mediocre scholarship when higher ranked schools are offering me more! come on miami...
Yeah I was offered 0$ from Miami, but I've been offered around half tuition $ from schools ranked ten to fifteen spots higher than UM. I don't get it.

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by glenndf » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:20 pm

NikiShiz wrote:Ah U of Miami is now ranked 76th (new rankings just released)....hmmmm What do you guys think about the rankings this year?
USNWR has flawed methodology, but people still care about it for some reason, so I'm just gonna have to as well :x

As an earlier poster said, the employment # is what concerns me. I won't have any debt, but I'm wondering if it would be worth the opportunity cost.

I still have about a dozen apps out elsewhere, so I don't have to think about it quite yet. Also going to a job fair on Sat to see if I can drum up a plan b to law school there.

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by Aroldis105 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:13 am

I'm sure everyone has seen the new rankings. I'm not trying to be woefully optimistic, but the numbers are based on 2009 employments statistics (the year after the crash, florida hit especially hard). Secondly, Miami had a large number of students pursue LLM's that year (about 7%), all of those students were idiotically counted as "unemployed". You can look at UF or FSU's small rise and try to discount what I'm saying, and if you were deciding what law school to attend in 2010 you'd have good reason to do so. However, LST shows that UF & UM are still very compatible schools.

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by steph7691 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:11 pm

cortland55 wrote:anyone else on hold?
Do you mind posting your UGPA and LSAT score?

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by cortland55 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:49 pm

steph7691 wrote:
cortland55 wrote:anyone else on hold?
Do you mind posting your UGPA and LSAT score?

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by Stillwaiting6192 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:03 pm

Anyone heard anything about financial aid? or scholly money?

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Post by NoMistakes » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:03 pm

has anyone who has sent in additional documents while on the "hold" status get a return email saying they have been recieved?

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by CMJdoeslawschool » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:14 pm

Stillwaiting6192 wrote:Anyone heard anything about financial aid? or scholly money?
I emailed a while back and was told that they were going to start releasing that soon but....tick tock...nothing yet

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Post by Chief Littlebighead » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:49 pm

I called and asked when we'd receive financial aids info and they said it would be end of this month.

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Post by glenndf » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:56 pm

Aroldis105 wrote:I'm sure everyone has seen the new rankings. I'm not trying to be woefully optimistic, but the numbers are based on 2009 employments statistics (the year after the crash, florida hit especially hard). Secondly, Miami had a large number of students pursue LLM's that year (about 7%), all of those students were idiotically counted as "unemployed". You can look at UF or FSU's small rise and try to discount what I'm saying, and if you were deciding what law school to attend in 2010 you'd have good reason to do so. However, LST shows that UF & UM are still very compatible schools.

Ah, thanks for the clarification! :)

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Re: University of Miami Law Applicants 2012-2013 Cycle

Post by schmoxy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:20 pm

Chief Littlebighead wrote:I called and asked when we'd receive financial aids info and they said it would be end of this month.
I talked to them today too and they said that an option (but not a guarantee) to get an idea of your financial aid package is to call the financial aid office and ask them for the historical data for scholarships for your individual range of scores. Also, another bit of advice I received today was to contact Wendi Owens in the financial aid office and ask (if you submitted your FAFSA early enough) what your projected need based financial aid will be for your 2L and 3L years since Miami doesn't award need-based aid for 1Ls.

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