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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Minnesota 2011 -- The real U of M...
« on: July 02, 2008, 03:04:35 PM »
Uptown's where it's at! Dinkytown is not so much where it's at.

Live in Dinkytown if you: are under 23; were a member of a Greek organization in Undergrad; plan to never cook and always eat out (i.e. no grocery stores); Don't mind being surrounded by 90% Undergrads and all that that entails; Want to be within walking distance of college bars & restaurants.

Live in Uptown if you: are 23 and over, or mature for your age; Want to be surrounded by a diverse type group of people i.e. Young yuppies, Young hippies, Young blue-collar workers, Young artists and musicians, Grad students, non-white people, etc.; Want to be within walking distance of an enormous variety of bars & restaurants and shopping.

Pros of Dinkytown: Walking distance to class, or a 5 minute ride on the Campus Connector.
Cons of Dinkytown: Overpriced. Surrounded by Undergrads (some will consider that a Pro)

Pros of Uptown: Better value for your money, 10 minute express bus ride nearly directly to the law school's door (I think grad students can get reduced bus passes as well). Wide diversity amongst night-life options and neighbors.
Cons of Uptown: Maybe some people are averse to taking the bus? Other than that, there's really no cons to Uptown.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Wisconsin, Class of '11
« on: June 29, 2008, 07:33:26 PM »
There's no seat deposit at UW They simply ask you to fill out a short form online saying whether or not you will be attending in the Fall.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Do I need to purchase a suit?
« on: June 16, 2008, 07:55:43 PM »
Fo Sho. One for every day of the week!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Wisconsin, Class of '11
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:23:33 PM »
Finally found an apartment! It's seeming a bit more real now that I've actually signed a lease...

Anyone else receive the information packet in the mail today? Pretty informative stuff!

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Transferring / Re: transfer - William Mitchell or Hamline?
« on: June 16, 2008, 03:08:39 PM »
No problem. I currently work at a big-ish firm in Minneapolis and have many friends at all 4 law schools in the Cities, so while my advice might not be 100% accurate, it's a pretty fair estimation I would think :)

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Transferring / Re: transfer - William Mitchell or Hamline?
« on: June 15, 2008, 07:53:28 PM »
People in the Twin Cities who are in a position to hire graduates don't care about the U.S. News rankings. WM grads will always hire WM grads and Hamline grads will always hire Hamline grads. There are way more WM grads in positions to hire, so they have that advantage. Additionally, anyone else in the Twin Cities who is in a position to hire, will "generally" prefer WM grads to Hamline ones, based purely on name recognition and nothing else.

If money and everything else is equal, I would say go to WM.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Don't forgets for Monday...
« on: June 15, 2008, 07:51:12 PM »
Good luck to you all!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Chicago Kent
« on: June 05, 2008, 03:12:11 PM »
You can definitely get by without a car in Chicago. In fact, it's more convenient to take public transp. unless the trains go off the tracks. But for the most part you should be good. Do take a good look at some of the info on this site about Kent though, re: job prospects. Although I would say the same for St. John's too.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Do visits help?
« on: June 05, 2008, 03:10:10 PM »
In my experience, they were extremely helpful, and I cannot imagine making that sort of decision without seeing where you will be spending the next 3 years at!

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SMU for Texax, hands down. Minn. has no pull in TX.

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