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Title: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on March 03, 2007, 08:22:40 PM
i'm still waiting on a few schools, but i'm leaning towards miami. just wanted to know if anyone else is making the same decision, and if it's worth visiting on March 30th. i honestly don't know much about the city itself or the law school, so any key info would be very helpful...i made enough mistakes with undergrad, don't want to repeat <sigh>.

also, any housing advice? i might need to think about a roommate too. so much to think about! exciting though.  :)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: iahurricane on March 04, 2007, 05:42:26 PM
I'm an undergrad at Miami. I think you should definetly visit here if yu are thinking about coming. It really is different that any other city in the country. Have you already gotten into the law school? If you don't get a scholarship its pretty expensive. The housing will cost about 700-800 a month with a roomate. The houses aren't that great, but you can find some pretty nice aparments and condos here. Message me for anymore questions.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: rnumiami on March 13, 2007, 10:14:39 PM
I just graduated from there and am headed to Emory for law.  I have a ton of law school friends and can answer any questions you have about the city.  I love Miami and it will absolutely kill me to leave here.  I have a small apartment 2 miles from campus and I pay 980/month but it was built in 2000 and is gated so I probably pay more for that.  Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. I know a few students who will be attending in the fall also.  Good luck on your decision and I would visit if you can.  Many people say that Miami is full of crime but Coral Gables is one of the nicest places you live.  Every city has its ghettos but south Miami is amazing and you will love it.  GO CANES!!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: marlinspike on March 13, 2007, 10:46:01 PM
I'm not, but I know somebody who might be. Not sure why I bothered post this...well, I found it interesting anyways.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on March 13, 2007, 11:31:41 PM
i'm still waiting on a few schools, but i'm leaning towards miami. just wanted to know if anyone else is making the same decision, and if it's worth visiting on March 30th. i honestly don't know much about the city itself or the law school, so any key info would be very helpful...i made enough mistakes with undergrad, don't want to repeat <sigh>.

also, any housing advice? i might need to think about a roommate too. so much to think about! exciting though.  :)

I'm leaning towards UM also and don't think you'd make a "mistake" by deciding to attend.  Just about everyone loves the weather, beautiful people, diversity, and the fact that Miami is sort of the gateway to Latin America.  I heard somewhere that Miami is, after NYC and Charlotte, one of the better cities on the East Coast for International Banking and Finance, and has many opportunities for those wanting to work in the Sports and/or Entertainment industries.  Also, I'm assuming that a large part of the economy revolves around the Restaurant, Tourism, and Hospitality industries.  If you're from NYC, LA, Chicago, or Houston, I don't know if this will impress you a whole lot b/c those cities are "arguably" better in all areas I mentioned above.

In terms of what people don't like, high cost-of-living, drugs, crime, and the club culture definitely top the list.  I'm told from current and former residents that you really have to be involved with the wrong crowd to really get caught up in all of this.  That being said, as law students, I don't think we'd have to worry about this much.  I'd say that the city lacks a good public transportation system so you'd definitely need a car.  I'm not sure where most of the firms reside, but if they're located in the financial district, which is pretty much downtown Miami, I'd peel out of the parking lot as soon as I punch the clock.  In my experience that area of the city pretty much empties at five and becomes a scary ghost town, similar to a Hartford, St. Louis, or Ft. Worth.
***I apologize to anyone living in those cities that may have been offended!

I actually don't know a whole lot about the Law School itself, so am hoping to gain more insight if/when I go for ASD this month.   From what I hear, housing in Coconut Grove and Coral Gables is on the high side, but affordable places are available if you look hard enough. Friends tell me that guest houses around the law school are frequently advertised at "affordable" prices (btw $700-$1000) dollars/month. The higher side of that range is more than I want to pay, but for me, proximity to campus is key- especially as a 1L.  I emailed Emily Burr requesting housing information and she responded with about 8 or 9 helpful links.

For what its worth, I went to FSU for UG and wouldn't mind settling in the state.  In my opinion, West Palm, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, and to a lesser extent, the nicer side of Orlando are all decent cities.  I've lived up and down the east coast and would put Florida up against any other state on that side of the country (NC, and DC- although not a state, might have it beat though).

So much for being concise, but I hope this helps you out a bit.  I guess I wrote so much in an effort to have others reading this speak to what they know and/or correct any wrong assumptions I've made.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on March 14, 2007, 06:03:58 AM
bittersweet I'm really leaning towards Miami unless I get into UF , but I won't be going to the openhouse because plane tickets are way too much during that time. My friend is going to a wedding at the end of april in Miami and flights are going to be cheaper so I plan on going down and taking a look at the school and hopefully finding some housing down there, I know if your looking for a roommate they have that roommate referral service but I don't know how helpful it's going to be, but I'll put my name in there to see what they find.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on March 21, 2007, 06:35:41 PM
i'm still waiting on a few schools, but i'm leaning towards miami. just wanted to know if anyone else is making the same decision, and if it's worth visiting on March 30th. i honestly don't know much about the city itself or the law school, so any key info would be very helpful...i made enough mistakes with undergrad, don't want to repeat <sigh>.

also, any housing advice? i might need to think about a roommate too. so much to think about! exciting though.  :)

I'm leaning towards UM also and don't think you'd make a "mistake" by deciding to attend.  Just about everyone loves the weather, beautiful people, diversity, and the fact that Miami is sort of the gateway to Latin America.  I heard somewhere that Miami is, after NYC and Charlotte, one of the better cities on the East Coast for International Banking and Finance, and has many opportunities for those wanting to work in the Sports and/or Entertainment industries.  Also, I'm assuming that a large part of the economy revolves around the Restaurant, Tourism, and Hospitality industries.  If you're from NYC, LA, Chicago, or Houston, I don't know if this will impress you a whole lot b/c those cities are "arguably" better in all areas I mentioned above.

In terms of what people don't like, high cost-of-living, drugs, crime, and the club culture definitely top the list.  I'm told from current and former residents that you really have to be involved with the wrong crowd to really get caught up in all of this.  That being said, as law students, I don't think we'd have to worry about this much.  I'd say that the city lacks a good public transportation system so you'd definitely need a car.  I'm not sure where most of the firms reside, but if they're located in the financial district, which is pretty much downtown Miami, I'd peel out of the parking lot as soon as I punch the clock.  In my experience that area of the city pretty much empties at five and becomes a scary ghost town, similar to a Hartford, St. Louis, or Ft. Worth.
***I apologize to anyone living in those cities that may have been offended!

I actually don't know a whole lot about the Law School itself, so am hoping to gain more insight if/when I go for ASD this month.   From what I hear, housing in Coconut Grove and Coral Gables is on the high side, but affordable places are available if you look hard enough. Friends tell me that guest houses around the law school are frequently advertised at "affordable" prices (btw $700-$1000) dollars/month. The higher side of that range is more than I want to pay, but for me, proximity to campus is key- especially as a 1L.  I emailed Emily Burr requesting housing information and she responded with about 8 or 9 helpful links.

For what its worth, I went to FSU for UG and wouldn't mind settling in the state.  In my opinion, West Palm, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, and to a lesser extent, the nicer side of Orlando are all decent cities.  I've lived up and down the east coast and would put Florida up against any other state on that side of the country (NC, and DC- although not a state, might have it beat though).

So much for being concise, but I hope this helps you out a bit.  I guess I wrote so much in an effort to have others reading this speak to what they know and/or correct any wrong assumptions I've made.

thanks for the info  :)

i've actually started looking for housing already, contacted a realtor. already have a few properties i'm going to check out when i'm down there next week. i'm thinking maybe going for a condo instead of just an apartment.

and i've definitely heard good things about the law school so all in all, i'm pretty steady on my decision. wasn't a few weeks ago, but lots of helpful people have told me what i needed to know.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bsl241 on March 21, 2007, 06:47:43 PM
bittrsweet...

I'm going to the ASW next weekend also and I was wondering if you were paired up with someone from Miami or if you are getting a place by yourself or whatever your situation is because I wanted to look for places while I was there also but I don't know any people there yet...thanks
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on March 21, 2007, 07:02:15 PM
bittrsweet...

I'm going to the ASW next weekend also and I was wondering if you were paired up with someone from Miami or if you are getting a place by yourself or whatever your situation is because I wanted to look for places while I was there also but I don't know any people there yet...thanks

well i'm going to ASW with my mommy. lol. so we're obviously staying together. i know another person attending the event contacted me and said we should get a few other people together and meet beforehand. i thought that was a cool idea, if you're interested i can put you in contact with her and we can all hang out. my plan is to look for condos with the realtor we contacted on thursday, then friday is taken up with tours. there's a housing tour and talk on saturday (don't know if you guys knew about that) which i'm also going to attend. they also have a realtor come and talk to you then. and then i guess i'll look at more housing all that day too. sunday i head out. we're doing the early housing tour on saturday if you're interested.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bsl241 on March 22, 2007, 11:36:03 AM
Oh I see yeah my parents are coming as well, but when I referred to you living alone I meant during the school year in like a 1 bedroom apartment.  Um yeah I would def be interested in meeting up with some people because I will only be there with my parents and little sister and would like to meet some of my future classmates possibly.  Thanks for the info...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on March 22, 2007, 07:39:34 PM
Oh I see yeah my parents are coming as well, but when I referred to you living alone I meant during the school year in like a 1 bedroom apartment.  Um yeah I would def be interested in meeting up with some people because I will only be there with my parents and little sister and would like to meet some of my future classmates possibly.  Thanks for the info...

ohhh, sorry about the misunderstanding. i know i read something about UM finding students going to ASW alone a roommate for the night and i think i was going off that...

about the roommate thing...my parents think a 2 bedroom condo is the best way to go because i can keep it for three years, rent out the place when i'm not there, and easily resell it later. my plan was to maybe not get a roommate right away, but after meeting someone living-compatible, have them move in. i have a verrrrrry bad living situation with my current roommate right now and i'm just a little scared to jump into something again, especially when i don't even know the person well.

i'll PM you when i get more info about meeting up at ASW.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: iahurricane on March 23, 2007, 04:41:42 PM
You guys should definetly look at the Valencia. They're nice condos that goes for 700-800 a month depending o how many people you room with. Its about a 2 minute drive or 15-20 minute walk to the school. Compared to university village or any other apartments in the area for the price they are nice as hell.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on March 23, 2007, 05:14:41 PM
I'm definitely interested in hearing about any condos and/or apartments any of you find out about.  I'm going to ASD this week too so will be able to let y'all know what I find out.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on March 24, 2007, 07:47:30 AM
i am leaning towards miami. i won't be able to make it to the asw, so i will be really curious to hear what everyone who goes thinks.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on March 25, 2007, 05:28:21 PM
interesting article on the UM school of law website.

http://www.law.miami.edu/news/645.html
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: iahurricane on March 26, 2007, 10:43:58 AM
You guys should definetly look at the Valencia. They're nice condos that goes for 700-800 a month depending o how many people you room with. Its about a 2 minute drive or 15-20 minute walk to the school. Compared to university village or any other apartments in the area for the price they are nice as hell.

I lived in Valencia for 2 years - stay away at all costs.  Terrible management, overpriced, lots of crime (both in and around the building), and the building, although new, is very poorly constructed.  The only redeeming quality is its proximity to campus.  You can find much better for a lot less money.

Are you serious? I visited it and it way nicer, bigger, and cheaper than university village. If there is a place anywhere near as nice for 700 I would love to see it.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: SophistAKAted on March 26, 2007, 11:09:03 AM
You guys should definetly look at the Valencia. They're nice condos that goes for 700-800 a month depending o how many people you room with. Its about a 2 minute drive or 15-20 minute walk to the school. Compared to university village or any other apartments in the area for the price they are nice as hell.

I lived in Valencia for 2 years - stay away at all costs.  Terrible management, overpriced, lots of crime (both in and around the building), and the building, although new, is very poorly constructed.  The only redeeming quality is its proximity to campus.  You can find much better for a lot less money.

Are you serious? I visited it and it way nicer, bigger, and cheaper than university village. If there is a place anywhere near as nice for 700 I would love to see it.

I'm telling you, I lived there for 2 years and it was hell.  People getting robbed at gunpoint in the parking garage, my best friend's car was stolen, my husband's motorcycle was stolen, my next door neighbor's apartment was broken into, an old lady was robbed...all of this in the building, and within the span of a few months.  And these are just the incidents that I heard about because they happened to me and people I knew.

Trust me on this one.  It's not worth it.

Damn, that's scary. Don't judge a book by it's cover I see. Any suggestions on any other places to live that are nice and cheap?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ctg31 on March 26, 2007, 11:11:02 AM
I'm telling you, I lived there for 2 years and it was hell.  People getting robbed at gunpoint in the parking garage, my best friend's car was stolen, my husband's motorcycle was stolen, my next door neighbor's apartment was broken into, an old lady was robbed...all of this in the building, and within the span of a few months.  And these are just the incidents that I heard about because they happened to me and people I knew.

Trust me on this one.  It's not worth it.

Ahhhh... Miami     ;)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: AspenLizzy on March 28, 2007, 12:36:17 PM
I am 90% certain this is my choice.  Does anyone know what campus parking is like?  My car was totaled a month ago, and I'm not sure if I should buy another one.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on March 28, 2007, 03:12:32 PM
I am 90% certain this is my choice.  Does anyone know what campus parking is like?  My car was totaled a month ago, and I'm not sure if I should buy another one.

i don't know how easy parking is, but everyone else tells me that you need a car to get around miami because public transportation doesn't cut it...so i'd buy the car.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: J Five on March 31, 2007, 12:50:50 PM
I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up at Miami at this point.  You're probably attending law day as I post this, but please let us know if they share any important info.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: juliemccoy on March 31, 2007, 03:51:15 PM
How was ASW?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: broyle99 on March 31, 2007, 05:29:21 PM
Here's a link to a UM ASW thread: http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,85652.msg2112819/topicseen.html#new
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on March 31, 2007, 08:50:28 PM
my opinion on UM's ASW:

the campus looks like some sort of resort. it's huge and absolutely gorgeous. i felt like i was in the bahamas. their transportation system around campus looks great too for those who are groaning at the idea of trekking across campus. the buses come every 3 minutes and seem like they can get you anywhere. they're also have a/c and even a tv inside. muuuuuch more than i'm used to at case western. i've seen other campuses such as american, george washington, georgetown, nyu, columbia, princeton, and case western (my undergrad), and UM far surpassed all of them.

the wellness center (rec center) is fabulous. i can't imagine having to ever wait for a  machine because there are SO MANY. it's ridiculous. the place was just absolutely huge and state-of-the-art. it's about a 10-15 minute walk at a moderate pace from the law school.

i guess maybe the law school building/library isn't amazingly impressive, but it's very open which goes with the weather there. definitely not bad, just maybe not the best thing you've ever seen. it is equipped with wireless and plugs for everyone. i thought it was fine. library too. the law buildings are four sides of the law quadrangle which is a nice place to sit outside and study/hang out. there's also a subway right there so you don't have to walk all the way to the food court (sounded like it was a ways away).

we heard five professors speak. i was very impressed with professor vasquez and the tax law prof, and another woman who had to do with the litigation skills class (she was the last to speak if anyone remembers a name). prof vasquez is the criminal procedure prof so i'm very excited about having him 2nd semester. definitely intelligent and funny; you want to listen to this man talk. the tax law prof was also very entertaining, too bad i'm not interested in that type of law. the last lady struck me as very intelligent and logical as well. the other two professors, one of which was the dean, seemed fine, but they were overshadowed by these three. if this is a good representation of UM's faculty, i'm happy =)

we also were able to question a panel of current students. they were very happy about UM (obviously, or they wouldn't be on the panel). all of them mentioned that UM has a very close-knit community. no cutthroatedness here. also, they all seemed to think that as long as you were proactive, UM had the resources to get you a good job out of florida if you so desired. honestly, i can't remember much else of what they said because it was all stuff i already knew. i can only tell you that they all seemed like cool people i'd want to be around. very normal, very smart, very down-to-earth.

i don't remember much about the career center panel. i just ate a wonderful lunch and they weren't the most interesting folks. nice people, i'm sure, but i can't remember a thing. sorry.

other random things i can think of right now: the metrorail station is right on campus and looks great. parking is an absolute nightmare and expensive (don't know how much though, should have asked). of the admitted students who actually came to ASW, i was relieved to see they weren't the perfect barbie doll people i expected in miami. this is most likely because some 60% of students who come to UM law are out-of-staters. everyone seemed pretty normal-looking and acting, yay.

so, to sum up, THUMBS WAY UP for UM law. in fact, i turned in my acceptance letter and deposit at the end of the day.

BUT....housing is a different story. "affordable" is the key word. for a very standard, small 1 bedroom condo across from the school, the owner is asking 1500 a month (only sewer, water, and basic cable included). basically, after talking to a realtor, if you want to live in a secure complex within walking distance of UM, there are only three complexes. i would contact a realtor and go through them because it's easier for them to set up with the owners of these condos than you on your own. sure, you can find 700-1000 a month places within walking distance, but those are little cottages or house-like places. as a girl i'm not sure i would feel safe walking to or living in such isolated quarters. maybe it's fine, someone else who knows the area i'm talking about can elaborate (streets off SW 57th along the UM campus near the law school quadrangle). also, the isolation bothers me because i want to be around other UM law students since it would be nice to make friends and know a few people. i'm definitely going to decide on a complex rather than one of those, even if they are cheap in comparison. plus, complexes have pools/spas and sometimes exercise facilities.

another option, if you're looking to walk to class, is the university village. i didn't see the inside, but they're brand new and they look really nice on the outside. best yet, they're very close to the law school and have their own parking garage. a 1 bedroom is 1325 a month. there are three other types of apartments, but they require roommates. one type is a separate room and private bath even though two people are sharing the apartment. i don't remember the exact prices but they were somewhere from 700-900. however, from what i can make out, there are very few available for law students. someone threw out the number 37 spaces, but i don't know how reliable that info is. i also can't say how noisy, etc. these apartments are. that's why i'm still on the fence about doing dorm-living again in my first year of law school.

now, if you want a short drive, you have many more nice options. it sounds like for the first year, STAY CLOSE. short drive is fine, but not more than 5-10 minutes because you're going to be on campus much more than 2L's or 3L's. in south miami, check out places near Sunset Place, which is a cute shopping area a little further down US1 than UM. don't go too far south though because otherwise traffic is going to be a HUGE problem. i got more of a taste than i wanted of miami traffic. if possible, live to the north of UM and DRIVE SOUTH (away from downtown miami). that way traffic in the morning is going the opposite direction of you, while when you're driving home in the evening (if you're not in the library studying...) you're driving north while everyone else working in miami is trying to come south AWAY from downtown. the previous area i mentioned is south of UM, but so close that traffic won't matter very much. north-ish of UM is coconut grove (stay away from certain areas like grand ave) and more downtown coral gables. we drove around and saw a lot of signs with for rent signs, but i'm really set on staying close enough to walk so i didn't check out many places. if anyone went on the housing tour on saturday, maybe they could fill in some of these blanks.

basically, everything is extremely over-priced. i'm glad i have a big scholarship because a lot of it's going to go to living.

hope this is helpful, and others who went please add your input. i definitely want to know what other people's experiences were like.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Nimmy on April 01, 2007, 11:58:50 PM
I'm turning down Miami to stay in Milwaukee and go to Marquette.  I'm worried that I'll regret this decision, but the difference in debt is HUUUUUUUGE.  $150k vs. potentially nothing.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: broyle99 on April 03, 2007, 05:00:07 PM
I'm turning down Miami to stay in Milwaukee and go to Marquette.  I'm worried that I'll regret this decision, but the difference in debt is HUUUUUUUGE.  $150k vs. potentially nothing.

That's fair.. good enough reason.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 03, 2007, 07:37:31 PM
to further the housing search:

i've turned in a deposit for a condo. i'll be living at university inn condos which is directly across US1 from the garage on ponce de leon where we all parked for ASW. i'm paying 1475 a month for a 1 bedroom and the lease starts on July 1st. yeah, this seems like a rip-off. on the other hand, it's a 24 hour secure building, right across UM so you don't have to pay for parking or worry about traffic, just have to walk. as i'm out of state and don't have a heck of a lot of time to fly to miami and wander around trying to find a safe, cheap place to live within walking distance, we took it. next year i'll try for cheap. this year, convenient.

but i've been researching the area even more and there are ONLY THREE condo building within walking distance: university inn condos (mine), royal caribbean, and villa capri. the last two are older buildings and unless the particular condo you rent has been updated, it ain't going to be so hot. university inn was built in 1990, it looks really nice on the outside, and it's not bad on the inside. really like the pool area, and the apartments are fine, if not brilliant. all three of these are very close to each other across US 1 from UM.

there's a realtor right in the middle of all three of these buildings called EWM. we worked with a woman named SUSAN FIX and she was very nice and very honest about real estate and condo rents, etc. she was even willing to send us to another realtor she knew if it helped us find the right apartment.

(http://img.ewm.com/associates/0611126.jpg)
fix.s@ewm.com (http://fix.s@ewm.com)
305-667-8871 ext. 373 (office)
305-333-3823 (cell)

i happen to know she has two listings right now in villa capri and university condo. i looked at an updated 1 bedroom in villa capri. it was, i thought, very nice. my mom didn't like the older building though, but otherwise the condo is much bigger than the one i actually ended up with at university inn and has built in shelving and 1.5 baths. it's going for 1500 as well, but at least space-wise, is more worth it. as far as i now, it's still on the market.

ms. fix also had us look at a university condo on the 2nd floor, although we ended up settling on one two floors up. this one is on the second floor, it's a 1 bedroom, we did a walk-through and it looked like it was in good shape. tile floor. bathtub not just shower. clean. it's going for 1500 starting june 1st. i would try negotiating the lease date if you're like me and not moving in til late july/early august. and see if you can get the price down. apparently these apartments go very quickly, although that may be a gimmick to get people to sign an agreement quickly. ms. fix seemed to think that more condos would open up, it's just not guaranteed so she didn't want to leave us in a bind if nothing became free.

hope that helps. and if anyone actually does take the university condo apartment, i'll be the apartment exactly two floors above you...come knock on my door! lol.
Title: Re: Miami Admitted Students Weekend
Post by: bittrsweet on April 03, 2007, 07:40:11 PM
to further the housing search:

i've turned in a deposit for a condo. i'll be living at university inn condos which is directly across US1 from the garage on ponce de leon where we all parked for ASW. i'm paying 1475 a month for a 1 bedroom and the lease starts on July 1st. yeah, this seems like a rip-off. on the other hand, it's a 24 hour secure building, right across UM so you don't have to pay for parking or worry about traffic, just have to walk. as i'm out of state and don't have a heck of a lot of time to fly to miami and wander around trying to find a safe, cheap place to live within walking distance, we took it. next year i'll try for cheap. this year, convenient.

but i've been researching the area even more and there are ONLY THREE condo building within walking distance: university inn condos (mine), royal caribbean, and villa capri. the last two are older buildings and unless the particular condo you rent has been updated, it ain't going to be so hot. university inn was built in 1990, it looks really nice on the outside, and it's not bad on the inside. really like the pool area, and the apartments are fine, if not brilliant. all three of these are very close to each other across US 1 from UM.

there's a realtor right in the middle of all three of these buildings called EWM. we worked with a woman named SUSAN FIX and she was very nice and very honest about real estate and condo rents, etc. she was even willing to send us to another realtor she knew if it helped us find the right apartment.

(http://img.ewm.com/associates/0611126.jpg)
fix.s@ewm.com (http://fix.s@ewm.com)
305-667-8871 ext. 373 (office)
305-333-3823 (cell)

i happen to know she has two listings right now in villa capri and university condo. i looked at an updated 1 bedroom in villa capri. it was, i thought, very nice. my mom didn't like the older building though, but otherwise the condo is much bigger than the one i actually ended up with at university inn and has built in shelving and 1.5 baths. it's going for 1500 as well, but at least space-wise, is more worth it. as far as i now, it's still on the market.

ms. fix also had us look at a university condo on the 2nd floor, although we ended up settling on one two floors up. this one is on the second floor, it's a 1 bedroom, we did a walk-through and it looked like it was in good shape. tile floor. bathtub not just shower. clean. it's going for 1500 starting june 1st. i would try negotiating the lease date if you're like me and not moving in til late july/early august. and see if you can get the price down. apparently these apartments go very quickly, although that may be a gimmick to get people to sign an agreement quickly. ms. fix seemed to think that more condos would open up, it's just not guaranteed so she didn't want to leave us in a bind if nothing became free.

hope that helps. and if anyone actually does take the university condo apartment, i'll be the apartment exactly two floors above you...come knock on my door! lol.

i posted this elsewhere...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on April 03, 2007, 08:21:26 PM
Do you recall the square footage of the condos that are within walking distance?  Or at least can we ask the size of yours? 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on April 03, 2007, 08:29:53 PM
For those that are attending, when are you planning on actually moving to miami, Im thinking early July so I can get a feel for the town before I start school and have no time
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on April 04, 2007, 06:45:50 AM
jump did you look at housing at asw or are you going to go look another time?
I didn't go and am planning on a serious housing hunt around the end of april, I've gotten mixed responses on how helpful they were at asw
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 04, 2007, 07:48:32 AM
Do you recall the square footage of the condos that are within walking distance?  Or at least can we ask the size of yours? 

i can't remember exactly but i'll be heading home this weekend and i'll find the info on the apartment and let you guys know.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 04, 2007, 04:10:26 PM
For those that are attending, when are you planning on actually moving to miami, Im thinking early July so I can get a feel for the town before I start school and have no time

I live about 3 hrs from Miami so I plan on looking now- until July. I work for my parents and wont be able to make the move until the end of July or August- but as long as I have a place to stay I don't care.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 04, 2007, 05:21:53 PM
I'm in the Tampa Bay area. Orlando is like 2 hours away from Miami- they are lucky- a different highway
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lite90 on April 04, 2007, 06:24:51 PM
Hi guys,

I'm still undecided, but Miami looks great.  One thing though - it seems like everyone has to commute in order to get to campus.  I know there are a few condos for a small ransom to rent which are close by, but is the only economical option to live a drive away?  Or am I just totally off?

In UG I could get to class every day by walking as opposed to driving on campus (then again, i went UG in a very rural area) - and isn't the parking on campus a bit rough too?  If i'm wrong I'd love to know so.  I guess i just have this ideal in my head that after class on the random Friday or whatever i can get a beer with my classmates, shoot the sh*t, and not have to worry about commuting home after a long week of working in the library.  Thanks for your thoughts.

On a side note, all you guys seem really cool on this site - it'd be fun to be classmates.  Thanks,

-J

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lite90 on April 04, 2007, 06:27:38 PM
I'm from Seattle, that's why my head is in the clouds.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: iahurricane on April 04, 2007, 06:35:47 PM
Look on craigslist for rooms and shares under housing. they have a ton a places for rent and new every day, thats where i found my place to live for next year.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on April 04, 2007, 06:51:25 PM
I'm from Seattle, that's why my head is in the clouds.

I'm actually in Seattle this week...its my first time and its pretty awesome....Miami will definitely be alot different from what you're used to.


In terms of your question about getting beer with your classmates....The students I spoke to party pretty hard and I know a few kids from UG that went to grad school and UM and said the Law Students definitely party....The night of ASW was there Barrister's Ball (law prom) and I ran into a few people in formal attire at some of the bars in the grove.  It seemed like everyone knew how to relax and have a good time....
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 04, 2007, 11:01:55 PM
Hi guys,

I'm still undecided, but Miami looks great.  One thing though - it seems like everyone has to commute in order to get to campus.  I know there are a few condos for a small ransom to rent which are close by, but is the only economical option to live a drive away?  Or am I just totally off?

In UG I could get to class every day by walking as opposed to driving on campus (then again, i went UG in a very rural area) - and isn't the parking on campus a bit rough too?  If i'm wrong I'd love to know so.  I guess i just have this ideal in my head that after class on the random Friday or whatever i can get a beer with my classmates, shoot the sh*t, and not have to worry about commuting home after a long week of working in the library.  Thanks for your thoughts.

On a side note, all you guys seem really cool on this site - it'd be fun to be classmates.  Thanks,

-J



nono, there are places within walking distance for 650-1000 a month. they aren't in complexes though. they're cottages, or little houses, etc. also, if you get a roommate, even in the expensive complexes, it'll be about 850 a month. you just have to be willing to compromise. i don't want a roommate i don't know, so that's where the issue comes in. i think if you have the time to look, if you live nearby, then you're in a position to find inexpensive nearby housing. i live in ohio, i'm still in school, i won't be in the country for most of the summer; hence, i had to scramble and take whatever i found in three days.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lite90 on April 04, 2007, 11:05:12 PM
Hey thanks guys,

I will miss Seattle - except for the constant rain, clouds, etc.  I hope Miami has a cool music scene.  Like the typical Seattle guy I'm not a fan of the "club" thing.  Nothing against em, just not my flavor.  But I'll take the sun and a beach any day.  Guess it doesn't matter too much though, seeming as how we'll be staring into a book most of the time.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 05, 2007, 05:48:00 AM
Hi guys,

I'm still undecided, but Miami looks great.  One thing though - it seems like everyone has to commute in order to get to campus.  I know there are a few condos for a small ransom to rent which are close by, but is the only economical option to live a drive away?  Or am I just totally off?

In UG I could get to class every day by walking as opposed to driving on campus (then again, i went UG in a very rural area) - and isn't the parking on campus a bit rough too?  If i'm wrong I'd love to know so.  I guess i just have this ideal in my head that after class on the random Friday or whatever i can get a beer with my classmates, shoot the sh*t, and not have to worry about commuting home after a long week of working in the library.  Thanks for your thoughts.

On a side note, all you guys seem really cool on this site - it'd be fun to be classmates.  Thanks,

-J



We all do seem cool dont we? I think in August we should get together after orienation and go out to celebrate before we officially start the madness!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 05, 2007, 08:05:36 AM
Hi guys,

I'm still undecided, but Miami looks great.  One thing though - it seems like everyone has to commute in order to get to campus.  I know there are a few condos for a small ransom to rent which are close by, but is the only economical option to live a drive away?  Or am I just totally off?

In UG I could get to class every day by walking as opposed to driving on campus (then again, i went UG in a very rural area) - and isn't the parking on campus a bit rough too?  If i'm wrong I'd love to know so.  I guess i just have this ideal in my head that after class on the random Friday or whatever i can get a beer with my classmates, shoot the sh*t, and not have to worry about commuting home after a long week of working in the library.  Thanks for your thoughts.

On a side note, all you guys seem really cool on this site - it'd be fun to be classmates.  Thanks,

-J



We all do seem cool dont we? I think in August we should get together after orienation and go out to celebrate before we officially start the madness!


i'm in  ;D
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lite90 on April 05, 2007, 08:19:28 AM
I'd be down :)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on April 05, 2007, 08:36:41 AM
I'll be in once I finally pony up and pay the deposit....
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jumpyoulikeabattery on April 05, 2007, 10:49:22 AM
sounds like fun!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: AspenLizzy on April 05, 2007, 03:17:13 PM
Would any of you coose UF over Miami if the cost for each was the same?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Booyakasha2 on April 05, 2007, 03:18:49 PM
yes
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 05, 2007, 03:49:20 PM
nope. i like miami's location. good place to be while i'm still young, plus i'm sure i can get a job after graduation in the city.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on April 05, 2007, 06:21:52 PM
I have to boycott uf since they rejected me and embarassed my school in two championship games, but I think I'll prefer miami anyways. Oh I'd be in for the post orientation celebration
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: broyle99 on April 05, 2007, 11:30:23 PM
I worry about UF because the head of admission doesn't seem to edit any of the info before he sends it to applicants.  Anybody else get those crazy emails and pdf's chalk full of spelling and grammatical errors from Nomar Castro? To me, it speaks volumes to the schools recruiting efforts.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on April 06, 2007, 12:01:10 AM
I have to boycott uf since they rejected me and embarassed my school in two championship games, but I think I'll prefer miami anyways. Oh I'd be in for the post orientation celebration

and i had to boycott a certain school that beat my alma mater 42-39.  sigh.  i briefly considered applying because i don't hate the midwest (i'm from california).  but right now, i'd say miami is my #1 choice.  so, if i do end up there, expect to see some dude decked out in maize and blue.  haha.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 06, 2007, 06:50:00 AM
boo michigan, donvito.  i am from ohio, so by definition, i have to despise michigan.

today it is cold (30's with windchill in the single digits) and possible snow.  i think it's time to choose miami.  everyday i look at the weather in miami.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on April 06, 2007, 07:22:47 AM
Yeah donvito, but that was only one game, we had to deal with it twice in one year, heartbreaking I tell you. You would probably be happier in Miami Spring and Fall are good at osu but the winter is absolutely awful and depressing.

Lifewasted where are you at? Are you definately going to Miami?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 06, 2007, 07:44:40 AM
boo michigan, donvito.  i am from ohio, so by definition, i have to despise michigan.

today it is cold (30's with windchill in the single digits) and possible snow.  i think it's time to choose miami.  everyday i look at the weather in miami.

ugh, i'm at case western until i graduate in may, and let me tell how excited i am to get away from the bipolar weather up here. it was 81 degrees this past tuesday until 9pm at night. by the next day, it had dropped 55 degrees and was snowing out. i can't deal with it  >:( hell yes miami.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 06, 2007, 08:14:43 AM
mason, i live in cleveland.  i am 90% sure miami is where i will end up.  i am still waiting for a few decisions.  do you live in columbus?  go bucks!

bittrsweet, i cannot wait to put this weather in my rearview mirror.  during the winter, i kept thinking "this is my last winter."  it became my mantra.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jumpyoulikeabattery on April 06, 2007, 08:16:16 AM
Seriously, I don't know what all this talk about the weather being great is all about.  Seriously. I mean, I live in Florida, and it got down to like, 60 this winter  :P
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 06, 2007, 08:21:45 AM
60? oh my...it's time to break out the thermal underwear.  are you okay?

for a 60 in cleveland, we have to wait until april/may.  winter is single digits with negative windchill, lake effect snow, and months of hibernation.  man, i am going to miss that.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Yankees Fan on April 06, 2007, 08:22:32 AM
Seriously, I don't know what all this talk about the weather being great is all about.  Seriously. I mean, I live in Florida, and it got down to like, 60 this winter  :P

ihatechew
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 06, 2007, 08:33:43 AM
Seriously, I don't know what all this talk about the weather being great is all about.  Seriously. I mean, I live in Florida, and it got down to like, 60 this winter  :P

oh that was just mean!! lol.

lifewasted: i think cleveland knows we're leaving and it's throwing its worst at us in these last few months...the weather's really been nutso this past winter.

i really do feel like i'm hibernation. in fact, i'm probably going to starve because it's so cold out i don't want to get groceries. i have bread but nothing to put on it. i have cereal but no milk. i have some rotting fruit. about six packs of jello. butter. twizzlers. two choc chip cookies. argh.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 06, 2007, 08:43:44 AM
bittrsweet, maybe you're right. it's our last hurrah.  it's only going to make the sun, surf, and south beach that much sweeter. 

i really like your "bipolar" description of the weather.  it's perfect.  you never know what you're going to get.

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on April 06, 2007, 12:50:13 PM
Yeah donvito, but that was only one game, we had to deal with it twice in one year, heartbreaking I tell you. You would probably be happier in Miami Spring and Fall are good at osu but the winter is absolutely awful and depressing.

Lifewasted where are you at? Are you definately going to Miami?

yeah i hear it's pretty bad out there.  i still have a lot of friends in ann arbor.  i mean...30 degrees in april?!?  that's nuts.

im still mulling over a few other schools.  im in at miami, loyola-chicago, and san diego.  san diego probably has the best weather, at least for me.  im not a big fan of the humid weather like in miami.  but im still waiting to hear back from a few more schools--wisconsin and cardozo are two im very keen on.  but i still like miami i think.  i just think it has better job prospects.  i'll probably visit at the end of the month.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: broyle99 on April 06, 2007, 04:56:53 PM
Yeah donvito, but that was only one game, we had to deal with it twice in one year, heartbreaking I tell you. You would probably be happier in Miami Spring and Fall are good at osu but the winter is absolutely awful and depressing.

Lifewasted where are you at? Are you definately going to Miami?

yeah i hear it's pretty bad out there.  i still have a lot of friends in ann arbor.  i mean...30 degrees in april?!?  that's nuts.

im still mulling over a few other schools.  im in at miami, loyola-chicago, and san diego.  san diego probably has the best weather, at least for me.  im not a big fan of the humid weather like in miami.  but im still waiting to hear back from a few more schools--wisconsin and cardozo are two im very keen on.  but i still like miami i think.  i just think it has better job prospects.  i'll probably visit at the end of the month.

If/when you visit, keep me posted on the housing prospects.  I'm going to go down there in July and try to find housing in a weeks time- I'm a little worried that it's going to be much harder than I anticipate. However, financially and with regard to time it's my only option.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jumpyoulikeabattery on April 07, 2007, 12:28:04 AM
60? oh my...it's time to break out the thermal underwear.  are you okay?

for a 60 in cleveland, we have to wait until april/may.  winter is single digits with negative windchill, lake effect snow, and months of hibernation.  man, i am going to miss that.

like, longjohns and everything. lol

just trying to lighten things up a bit.  but really,  after you spend a few months in fla you really can't handle cold weather anymore... you'll see.  it's like anything under 50 is like the end of the world.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 07, 2007, 05:50:01 AM
60? oh my...it's time to break out the thermal underwear.  are you okay?

for a 60 in cleveland, we have to wait until april/may.  winter is single digits with negative windchill, lake effect snow, and months of hibernation.  man, i am going to miss that.

like, longjohns and everything. lol

just trying to lighten things up a bit.  but really,  after you spend a few months in fla you really can't handle cold weather anymore... you'll see.  it's like anything under 50 is like the end of the world.

very true. I wear my flip flops all year round and if it gets 60 outside the heat is on.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 07, 2007, 06:46:33 AM
60? oh my...it's time to break out the thermal underwear.  are you okay?

for a 60 in cleveland, we have to wait until april/may.  winter is single digits with negative windchill, lake effect snow, and months of hibernation.  man, i am going to miss that.

like, longjohns and everything. lol

just trying to lighten things up a bit.  but really,  after you spend a few months in fla you really can't handle cold weather anymore... you'll see.  it's like anything under 50 is like the end of the world.

jump, i was just kidding with you ;D.  i cannot wait until 50 feels cold.  i was fully prepared to give away my sweaters, coats, and gloves.  maybe i should hang on to a few.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: powerdrop326 on April 07, 2007, 09:34:22 PM
Seriously, I don't know what all this talk about the weather being great is all about.  Seriously. I mean, I live in Florida, and it got down to like, 60 this winter  :P

oh that was just mean!! lol.

lifewasted: i think cleveland knows we're leaving and it's throwing its worst at us in these last few months...the weather's really been nutso this past winter.

i really do feel like i'm hibernation. in fact, i'm probably going to starve because it's so cold out i don't want to get groceries. i have bread but nothing to put on it. i have cereal but no milk. i have some rotting fruit. about six packs of jello. butter. twizzlers. two choc chip cookies. argh.



Yeeeahh.....I'm in Boston and the calendar says April but, from the weather outside, it might as well be January. Overcast, windy, in the 30's. The sun's been out for about 5 hours in the past week. We had snow last Wed. This week we are supposed to get more snow and not one day over 45 degrees. I wonder if this is a sign that Miami is the place I should be.  ;D 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on April 08, 2007, 02:15:05 PM
While weather is a definite plus for UMiami, we all know cost is not.  I'm sure some of you have probably seen this, but for those that haven't and may be concerned about the hefty price tag, I thought this may help.  Basically think of it as an incentive to work that much harder as a 1L.

http://www.lawfirmdiscussion.com/compensation/miami07salary.php


hopefully getting one of these will help us pay back our loans asap!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: J Five on April 08, 2007, 05:58:57 PM
other random things i can think of right now: the metrorail station is right on campus and looks great. parking is an absolute nightmare and expensive (don't know how much though, should have asked). of the admitted students who actually came to ASW, i was relieved to see they weren't the perfect barbie doll people i expected in miami. this is most likely because some 60% of students who come to UM law are out-of-staters. everyone seemed pretty normal-looking and acting, yay.
I'm somewhat disappointed to hear this.  :D
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 08, 2007, 06:18:05 PM
other random things i can think of right now: the metrorail station is right on campus and looks great. parking is an absolute nightmare and expensive (don't know how much though, should have asked). of the admitted students who actually came to ASW, i was relieved to see they weren't the perfect barbie doll people i expected in miami. this is most likely because some 60% of students who come to UM law are out-of-staters. everyone seemed pretty normal-looking and acting, yay.
I'm somewhat disappointed to hear this.  :D

Dont worry, a lot of those telenovela and spanish channel shows are shot in Miami so I'm sure you will see plently.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 08, 2007, 06:53:52 PM
other random things i can think of right now: the metrorail station is right on campus and looks great. parking is an absolute nightmare and expensive (don't know how much though, should have asked). of the admitted students who actually came to ASW, i was relieved to see they weren't the perfect barbie doll people i expected in miami. this is most likely because some 60% of students who come to UM law are out-of-staters. everyone seemed pretty normal-looking and acting, yay.
I'm somewhat disappointed to hear this.  :D

hahaha. yeah there was a lot of male consternation at the lack of south floridian blondes...but just because they're not many in the law school doesn't mean you can't pick on some clueless undergrads.

of interest to us girls, i saw some cuties sweatin in up in the wellness center. this may well be where i hang out when not studying  :)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: broyle99 on April 08, 2007, 07:31:51 PM
While weather is a definite plus for UMiami, we all know cost is not.  I'm sure some of you have probably seen this, but for those that haven't and may be concerned about the hefty price tag, I thought this may help.  Basically think of it as an incentive to work that much harder as a 1L.

http://www.lawfirmdiscussion.com/compensation/miami07salary.php


hopefully getting one of these will help us pay back our loans asap!

A question regarding this post: does the "# Miami Associates" mean grads of UM or associates from Miami? 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on April 08, 2007, 08:38:35 PM
While weather is a definite plus for UMiami, we all know cost is not.  I'm sure some of you have probably seen this, but for those that haven't and may be concerned about the hefty price tag, I thought this may help.  Basically think of it as an incentive to work that much harder as a 1L.

http://www.lawfirmdiscussion.com/compensation/miami07salary.php


hopefully getting one of these will help us pay back our loans asap!


A question regarding this post: does the "# Miami Associates" mean grads of UM or associates from Miami? 


pretty sure its number of associates in the Miami office...so, yeah, some of these satellite offices are pretty small...The largest one, Greenberg Traurig, was well represented at ASW and seems like it really likes UM alums.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: powerdrop326 on April 08, 2007, 09:40:32 PM
While weather is a definite plus for UMiami, we all know cost is not.  I'm sure some of you have probably seen this, but for those that haven't and may be concerned about the hefty price tag, I thought this may help.  Basically think of it as an incentive to work that much harder as a 1L.

http://www.lawfirmdiscussion.com/compensation/miami07salary.php


hopefully getting one of these will help us pay back our loans asap!

A question regarding this post: does the "# Miami Associates" mean grads of UM or associates from Miami? 


It means the # of associates in the Miami-based office. Look at the other cities and you'll see "# of Boston Associates" and "# of Washington DC Associates" and so forth. If you want to see how many Miami grads are at the various law firms go to their sites and do a school search.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: broyle99 on April 09, 2007, 03:27:49 AM
Yeah, duh... hungover and not thinking on a lazy Sunday.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 09, 2007, 03:00:24 PM
It's official- sent in the deposit today!  ;D
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on April 09, 2007, 04:34:46 PM
i sent in my deposit on saturday--i'm about 60% sure i'll be at miami.  i'm still waiting to hear back from wisconsin and cardozo though.   :-\
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 09, 2007, 04:38:36 PM
i sent in my deposit on saturday--i'm about 60% sure i'll be at miami.  i'm still waiting to hear back from wisconsin and cardozo though.   :-\

it's funny- it seems like everyone is still waiting on wisconsin- myself included
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on April 09, 2007, 04:50:38 PM
i sent in my deposit on saturday--i'm about 60% sure i'll be at miami.  i'm still waiting to hear back from wisconsin and cardozo though.   :-\

it's funny- it seems like everyone is still waiting on wisconsin- myself included

yeah i don't know what's up with them.  judging by LSN, there's tons of people who havent heard back.  i'll probably go visit them in 2 weeks since i plan on going to Loyola-Chicago's ASW...but yeah, i still like miami more, even though the humid weather and the law school's modest facilities don't really appeal to me too much.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on April 09, 2007, 05:42:02 PM
It's official- sent in the deposit today!  ;D

Congrats!!!! Good choice.  Whatever decision you make we all hope it works out well for you.  Although, all of us are really hoping you choose UM
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on April 09, 2007, 05:43:05 PM
i sent in my deposit on saturday--i'm about 60% sure i'll be at miami.  i'm still waiting to hear back from wisconsin and cardozo though.   :-\


We gotta push that 60 to like a 80 or 90.....Hope you hear back soon so you can eventually decide against them and come to UM.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on April 09, 2007, 06:39:34 PM
Why would anyone want to live in Wisconsin, Cold, Snowy, and you might pick up that awful awful accent  :)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: powerdrop326 on April 09, 2007, 06:41:35 PM
Why would anyone want to live in Wisconsin, Cold, Snowy, and you might pick up that awful awful accent  :)


 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on April 09, 2007, 10:01:05 PM
Why would anyone want to live in Wisconsin, Cold, Snowy, and you might pick up that awful awful accent  :)

i went to michigan for 4 years and i came back to the bay area unscathed-i still say "like" and "dude" way too much.  ;D

i dont really care about the cold weather.  i obviously wouldnt stay in wisconsin after graduation--probably chicago since i have lots of college buddies who live out there.  but we'll see.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 10, 2007, 06:46:22 AM
It's official- sent in the deposit today!  ;D

congrats jillibean.  i mailed my deposit yesterday.  it's nice to know where you will end up.....however, i am still waiting on a few decisions, but i am 82% sure miami is for me.

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 10, 2007, 07:01:15 AM
How many of you did the housing lottery?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lite90 on April 10, 2007, 09:56:49 AM
Sent in my deposit today :D

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on April 10, 2007, 12:39:09 PM
im kinda worried that my deposit won't arrive. haha.  i sent it on saturday, but im having doubts it will get there in one piece.  :-[
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on April 10, 2007, 01:20:21 PM
haha, yeah I thought about that too, I'm a little confused about the postcard thingy they put along with it are we supposed to mail that too?

Also, anyone going to be around the Miami area around the end of April? I'll be looking for housing and it would be nice to meet some potential classmates and enjoy the city together haha
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lize54216 on April 10, 2007, 02:13:18 PM
I sent my seat deposit in last week. So I'll be there :)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: broyle99 on April 10, 2007, 02:27:02 PM
I sent my seat deposit in last week. So I'll be there :)

Me too....
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Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on April 10, 2007, 05:32:28 PM
I sent my seat deposit in last week. So I'll be there :)

Me too....


Sent mine today....cycle over.....now i can breathe.
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Post by: Booyakasha2 on April 10, 2007, 07:00:59 PM
I sent my seat deposit in last week. So I'll be there :)

i send mine via certified mail so I KNOW it got there.
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Post by: donvito on April 10, 2007, 08:22:30 PM
I sent my seat deposit in last week. So I'll be there :)

i send mine via certified mail so I KNOW it got there.

i shouldve done that.  doh.  i just dropped it at the post office last saturday, so hopefully it gets there.  haha.  i mean, the mail system here works for the most part so i don't know why im getting all paranoid.

i'm not sure if i should just email them on thursday morning to ask if they have gotten my letter yet.  haha.  they probably have too much stuff to deal with i guess to worry about a paranoid soon-to-be 1L.
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Post by: Booyakasha2 on April 11, 2007, 03:38:00 AM
well all the places i send deposits to so far (Miami not one of them) sent me a confirmation email.
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Post by: jillibean on April 11, 2007, 05:45:40 AM
I sent mine certified. This way they can't say they didn't get it- because they probably really don't want me but said "What the heck". I know their game.
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Post by: bittrsweet on April 11, 2007, 08:37:24 AM
i've noticed some confusion about the deposit and postcard---you sign the postcard and send it in with a check. when they've marked you as complete, they send the postcard back to you and that's your confirmation. that's it. no email.
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Post by: AspenLizzy on April 11, 2007, 01:00:28 PM
I've sent mine and am 75% sure I will be uhaulin it there late june.
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Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on April 11, 2007, 05:11:52 PM
I've sent mine and am 75% sure I will be uhaulin it there late june.

Mid to late May for me....figured I'd stake my claim at the beach before the rest of you kids get there....cheers!

Honestly, how great is knowing we can study hard, and when we need a break, be surrounded by such beautiful scenary?
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Post by: OSU_Fiji on April 11, 2007, 05:46:03 PM
I'm attending weddings in state all summer and going to try and work, so I'm moving down late July/early Aug. 

I believe Orientation is on Aug 13th so I'm giving myself about two weeks to get acclimated with the area.

I plan on studying on the beach if thats what it takes to get there!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 11, 2007, 06:14:57 PM
I'm attending weddings in state all summer and going to try and work, so I'm moving down late July/early Aug. 

I believe Orientation is on Aug 13th so I'm giving myself about two weeks to get acclimated with the area.

I plan on studying on the beach if thats what it takes to get there!

weddings?! it always creeps me out to hear people my age getting married.

then again, i think i'm a very young 22. but still.
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Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on April 11, 2007, 06:22:59 PM
I'm attending weddings in state all summer and going to try and work, so I'm moving down late July/early Aug. 

I believe Orientation is on Aug 13th so I'm giving myself about two weeks to get acclimated with the area.

I plan on studying on the beach if thats what it takes to get there!

weddings?! it always creeps me out to hear people my age getting married.

then again, i think i'm a very young 22. but still.

im 23 and don't see marriage coming for awhile...my roommate is 27 and already divorced...how creepy is that?  She got to keep all of the furniture so, at least our house is nice.
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Post by: OSU_Fiji on April 11, 2007, 09:09:12 PM
Don't worry, it freaks me out too.  And I am going to 9 weddings this summer of friends my age....22!!!  :o  And it seems like each week someone else gets added to the list!

Thats what happens when you live in Stillwater, Oklahoma....it is the norm here and I am more of the odd ball.   ???
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Post by: bittrsweet on April 12, 2007, 08:44:27 AM
Don't worry, it freaks me out too.  And I am going to 9 weddings this summer of friends my age....22!!!  :o  And it seems like each week someone else gets added to the list!

Thats what happens when you live in Stillwater, Oklahoma....it is the norm here and I am more of the odd ball.   ???

haha, and the move to miami makes sense  :P
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Post by: mason338 on April 12, 2007, 09:17:33 AM
alot of ppl from my hs are getting married. but that's more of arural area like osu_fiji said I think it's more common there.
Of my college friends I don't know of anyone my age getting married anytime soon (myself included). I wonder how many of these young marriages will end up in divorce by 27 like Forget money said? My guess, a high percentage
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Post by: lifewasted on April 12, 2007, 10:25:54 AM
Don't worry, it freaks me out too.  And I am going to 9 weddings this summer of friends my age....22!!!  :o  And it seems like each week someone else gets added to the list!

Thats what happens when you live in Stillwater, Oklahoma....it is the norm here and I am more of the odd ball.   ???

alot of ppl from my hs are getting married. but that's more of arural area like osu_fiji said I think it's more common there.

what goes on these rural areas?  if you're bored, you just get married...early?  9 weddings in 1 summer? 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: internetuser on April 12, 2007, 02:13:01 PM
this is a good group.

someone sell me on miami. :)

why miami over rutgers?

and don't just say sun.

*&^%, by the looks of things on this thread, i'll be the oldest guy in the class.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Yankees Fan on April 12, 2007, 02:24:10 PM
this is a good group.

someone sell me on miami. :)

why miami over rutgers?

and don't just say sun.

sh*t, by the looks of things on this thread, i'll be the oldest guy in the class.

Most of this is subjective, but:

better weather
better location
better school overall
better job prospects
cheaper cost of living
with the right LSAT, much cheaper given typical scholarship
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on April 12, 2007, 07:06:26 PM
Have you visited User? From what I understand that's about all you need to sell yourself, besides look at all these fine classmates you'll have at miami, where's the rutgers thread?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on April 12, 2007, 07:08:22 PM
btw yanks, you decided btwn san diego and miami yet?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Yankees Fan on April 12, 2007, 07:13:54 PM
btw yanks, you decided btwn san diego and miami yet?

I have not made a definite decision, but right now I'm actually leaning heavily towards San Diego.  It has nothing to do with the schools, I think they're both awesome.  I just see San Diego (the city) being a better fit for me and my personality as compared to Miami.

That said, there's still a chance I'll go to Miami, albeit a very small one.  I might make another trip down to visit Miami and the school once more before I make a final decision... we'll see.  I did send in my deposit in the meantime.
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Post by: What_Now? on April 12, 2007, 08:37:15 PM
this is a good group.

someone sell me on miami. :)

why miami over rutgers?

and don't just say sun.

sh*t, by the looks of things on this thread, i'll be the oldest guy in the class.

All right, I did my Masters degree at Miami.  Not going to law school there, but only because I live in Cleveland now (boo!), and it would be nothing short of moronic for me to move back to Miamiland.  Anyway, UM is a great school, and the law school is perhaps the most respected school in southern Florida.  (And don't female dog about lack of competition--there are plenty of UF law grads trying to work in Miami).  While I wasn't involved in the law school during my graduate work, I did meet a lot of law students on campus.  The law students are fiercely competitive, but they're also quite friendly.  The faculty at UM is highly regarded in the area, and all of the students I knew had excellent internships lined up for their first summers.

And yeah, the weather kicks the ever-loving sh!t out of Rutgers.

BTW--anyone looking for a great place to live...check out Nob Hill apartments on N. Kendall Dr.  I lived there for two years, and the rent was under $800/month for a NICE 1-bedroom, with incredible amenities.  There's a palm tree-lined driveway, tennis courts, pool, hot tub, etc.  Great location, too--one block from Publix, tons of restaurants, hotels, etc...I miss that apartment SO MUCH!

Also, if anyone has any questions about UM in general, or Nob Hill Apartments in particular, feel free to PM me.

Good luck!!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on April 12, 2007, 08:49:53 PM
btw yanks, you decided btwn san diego and miami yet?

I have not made a definite decision, but right now I'm actually leaning heavily towards San Diego.  It has nothing to do with the schools, I think they're both awesome.  I just see San Diego (the city) being a better fit for me and my personality as compared to Miami.

That said, there's still a chance I'll go to Miami, albeit a very small one.  I might make another trip down to visit Miami and the school once more before I make a final decision... we'll see.  I did send in my deposit in the meantime.

i have to send my San Diego deposit by the 18th, but i don't think i will.  i really don't have the means of getting down there to check out the campus in time.  in addition, i feel more comfortable just going to miami blindly over san diego.  i just think the miami area, for me, has more potential than southern california. but i am pretty bummed that i wont be able to visit USD.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 12, 2007, 09:37:02 PM
this is a good group.

someone sell me on miami. :)

why miami over rutgers?

and don't just say sun.

sh*t, by the looks of things on this thread, i'll be the oldest guy in the class.

All right, I did my Masters degree at Miami.  Not going to law school there, but only because I live in Cleveland now (boo!), and it would be nothing short of moronic for me to move back to Miamiland.  Anyway, UM is a great school, and the law school is perhaps the most respected school in southern Florida.  (And don't female dog about lack of competition--there are plenty of UF law grads trying to work in Miami).  While I wasn't involved in the law school during my graduate work, I did meet a lot of law students on campus.  The law students are fiercely competitive, but they're also quite friendly.  The faculty at UM is highly regarded in the area, and all of the students I knew had excellent internships lined up for their first summers.

And yeah, the weather kicks the ever-loving sh!t out of Rutgers.

BTW--anyone looking for a great place to live...check out Nob Hill apartments on N. Kendall Dr.  I lived there for two years, and the rent was under $800/month for a NICE 1-bedroom, with incredible amenities.  There's a palm tree-lined driveway, tennis courts, pool, hot tub, etc.  Great location, too--one block from Publix, tons of restaurants, hotels, etc...I miss that apartment SO MUCH!

Also, if anyone has any questions about UM in general, or Nob Hill Apartments in particular, feel free to PM me.

Good luck!!

wow i'm doing the opposite of you. i go to case undergrad right now, and i'm heading to UM law. i HATE cleveland with a passion. hate it hate it.

...enjoy...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 12, 2007, 09:41:32 PM
regarding my previous comment--some people know how to have a good time anywhere. cleveland may work for you. gray weather really gets me down to the point that i don't and won't go outside. plus i work downtown and it's depressing because it's as if the entire city is dying. and it feels like all the people who go to case (at least undergrad) are really homogeneous.

this was supposed to sound more positive but that didn't really work out. hmmm.
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Post by: What_Now? on April 13, 2007, 12:06:12 AM
It's all good, bittersweet--that's why people like me need to go to Case--to break up that homogeneity.  I've noticed that Cleveland people tend to stay in Cleveland, but I'm hoping Case takes me away....

Having not grown up here, I'm not sucked into the vortex of the lousiest economy in the US.  Can't wait to get out...

As for Miami--it was 82 degrees today.  In Cleveland, we had just enough cold rain to melt away the most significant piles of snow.  How friggin' exciting :P
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Post by: lifewasted on April 13, 2007, 06:46:13 AM
i kind of hate to bag on cleveland since i've live here most of my life, but i cannot help it.  it just seems to end up toward the bottom in a lot of things (economy, public education funding, housing market, etc).  today, i read about the high incidents of gonorrhea.  it's time to get out of here.  i wonder if in a few years i will miss it?!?!?!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: What_Now? on April 13, 2007, 08:18:36 AM
i kind of hate to bag on cleveland since i've live here most of my life, but i cannot help it.  it just seems to end up toward the bottom in a lot of things (economy, public education funding, housing market, etc).  today, i read about the high incidents of gonorrhea.  it's time to get out of here.  i wonder if in a few years i will miss it?!?!?!

Yes.  Get out of Cleveland.  Especially if you grew up here.  I've never lived somewhere where SO many middle-aged people grew up there as well.  I'm not sure why people get stuck in Cleveland, but it's pretty depressing.

My situation is different, so I don't really mind Cleveland that much.  Didn't grow up here, and don't plan to stay more than I have to.  Hopefully Case will open up some opportunities elsewhere.

But this is a thread for UM, so enough about Cleveland, right?  You should all be talking about sun and palm trees and having a drink at the Rathskeller :)
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Post by: bittrsweet on April 13, 2007, 08:32:32 AM
yeah the rathskellar looked so cute! why, oh why is august so far away??

last comment on cleveland: there's actually sun out today. it's pretty crazy. yesterday i almost got blown into a construction hole from the horrible wind. today there's a blue sky and everything. i think it's interesting that the weather always gets better just as i'm LEAVING the city, ie i'm going to toronto today for the weekend.

have a nice weekend!
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Post by: What_Now? on April 13, 2007, 09:21:36 AM
yeah the rathskellar looked so cute! why, oh why is august so far away??

last comment on cleveland: there's actually sun out today. it's pretty crazy. yesterday i almost got blown into a construction hole from the horrible wind. today there's a blue sky and everything. i think it's interesting that the weather always gets better just as i'm LEAVING the city, ie i'm going to toronto today for the weekend.

have a nice weekend!

Have fun in Canadia!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on April 13, 2007, 09:33:37 AM
I'm attending weddings in state all summer and going to try and work, so I'm moving down late July/early Aug.  

I believe Orientation is on Aug 13th so I'm giving myself about two weeks to get acclimated with the area.

I plan on studying on the beach if thats what it takes to get there!

Ditto, ditto and ditto. Actually I don't finish UG until the end of July  :P
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Post by: bittrsweet on April 13, 2007, 11:19:11 AM
orientation starts the 15th actually, so you'll have two more days, yay.

i'm heading down the 4th of august, but i'll also be down in june sometime to furnish the apartment. by then i hope i know my way around.  :)
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Post by: internetuser on April 13, 2007, 11:50:58 AM
thanks for the info guys.

i am also a NE ohio native - worst place ever.  when you are there  it really does have the feeling that you are in a dying area. people wear the gloom on their faces.

I have moved around a lot. i am moving for good when i start law school. when I decided on law school, my goals were NYC or somewhere warm. i lived in ny/nj before and loved it. despite the cold, you can't beat ny energy.

what about miami - is it a growing city? i am not trading rust belt blight for southeastern blight am I?

from xoxo

Date: March 29th, 2007 10:27 AM
Author: PoopMcGee
Subject: Miamuh

hey peeps

im a 1L at miami (miamuh, as some of the old school coral gables residents call it here). couple things:

1. there is a terrible course here called 'elements' that you have to take. we lifted it (along with a bunch of faculty from u-chicago when soia mentschikoff (one of the drafters of the UCC) came down here in the early 70s). this course sucks.

2. the grade curve is C+. Ostensibly, this is a function of our dogshit rank, basically to make our top people look better.

3. people who think you cant get a job outside of miami/SE from here are total idiots whose entire knowledge of law school is based on distillations on these dumb message boards. i, for one, will be in boston this summer with the Atty Gen's Office and have friends that will be in NY, DC, Chi, SF, and LA this summer. as the song goes 'dont believe the hype.'

4. if you like being outdoors, running, biking, surfing, sailing rather than turning into a pasty white overweight BigLaw android in NYC who thinks that this is some kind of 'accomplishment,' go to Miami. Be a lawyer.

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 13, 2007, 05:06:12 PM
I got an e-mail today acknowledging my seat deposit.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: broyle99 on April 13, 2007, 05:07:16 PM
btw yanks, you decided btwn san diego and miami yet?

I have not made a definite decision, but right now I'm actually leaning heavily towards San Diego.  It has nothing to do with the schools, I think they're both awesome.  I just see San Diego (the city) being a better fit for me and my personality as compared to Miami.

That said, there's still a chance I'll go to Miami, albeit a very small one.  I might make another trip down to visit Miami and the school once more before I make a final decision... we'll see.  I did send in my deposit in the meantime.

One other thing yanks, did you figure out what to do with the lady friend?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on April 13, 2007, 08:37:29 PM
I got an e-mail today acknowledging my seat deposit.

did you send it via fedex or priority mail?  i sent mine out last saturday so i think it shouldve arrived by now.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 14, 2007, 06:22:30 AM
I got an e-mail today acknowledging my seat deposit.

did you send it via fedex or priority mail?  i sent mine out last saturday so i think it shouldve arrived by now.

I just sent it certified through the post office- it went to their post office box not their actual physical address.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on April 14, 2007, 10:50:07 AM
Just so everyone knows, this is the updated Calendar for UM Law School next year.  The link above is from last year.

http://www.law.miami.edu/calendar/academic/2007-2008/index.html

I sent my seat deposit on Tuesday and I called Friday and they had received it, and I just sent it regular United States Postal Service ground. 

If you haven't already joined and you have facebook, join the Miami Law Class of 2010 group:

http://okstate.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2254474629

I already posted this on there as well, but I was curious if the Recreation Center has only one basketball court (as it appears in the pictures) or if there is more than one??  We have about 12 courts here at OSU!!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on April 14, 2007, 12:26:07 PM
Just so everyone knows, this is the updated Calendar for UM Law School next year.  The link above is from last year.

http://www.law.miami.edu/calendar/academic/2007-2008/index.html

I sent my seat deposit on Tuesday and I called Friday and they had received it, and I just sent it regular United States Postal Service ground. 

If you haven't already joined and you have facebook, join the Miami Law Class of 2010 group:

http://okstate.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2254474629

I already posted this on there as well, but I was curious if the Recreation Center has only one basketball court (as it appears in the pictures) or if there is more than one??  We have about 12 courts here at OSU!!

where did you find the phone number?  on the admissions site?  i'll probably call on monday.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Yankees Fan on April 14, 2007, 02:07:56 PM
btw yanks, you decided btwn san diego and miami yet?

I have not made a definite decision, but right now I'm actually leaning heavily towards San Diego.  It has nothing to do with the schools, I think they're both awesome.  I just see San Diego (the city) being a better fit for me and my personality as compared to Miami.

That said, there's still a chance I'll go to Miami, albeit a very small one.  I might make another trip down to visit Miami and the school once more before I make a final decision... we'll see.  I did send in my deposit in the meantime.

One other thing yanks, did you figure out what to do with the lady friend?

I wish.  Quite a dilemma right now...  :-\


I got an email acknowledging they received my seat deposit too.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: What_Now? on April 14, 2007, 03:21:09 PM
Just so everyone knows, this is the updated Calendar for UM Law School next year.  The link above is from last year.

http://www.law.miami.edu/calendar/academic/2007-2008/index.html

I sent my seat deposit on Tuesday and I called Friday and they had received it, and I just sent it regular United States Postal Service ground. 

If you haven't already joined and you have facebook, join the Miami Law Class of 2010 group:

http://okstate.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2254474629

I already posted this on there as well, but I was curious if the Recreation Center has only one basketball court (as it appears in the pictures) or if there is more than one??  We have about 12 courts here at OSU!!

No, there's probably four or so courts.  It's been three years since I was at school there, but you go into the recreation center, go upstairs, and I'm pretty sure there's at least four full courts, with a raised track around the courts.  They've got a great facility, too--sometimes Jason Taylor and Zack Thomas (Dolphins) would come work out.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Ali on April 14, 2007, 05:20:38 PM
When is 2nd seat deposit due?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Yankees Fan on April 14, 2007, 06:53:25 PM
Is anyone going to the Alumni Event in New York on Monday?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 15, 2007, 07:33:33 AM
When is 2nd seat deposit due?


??? I don't know. I don't think there is one considering I was never told about it and it's not in any of the stuff on the acceptance letter. All I know is I need to turn in my transcripts and proof that I've had my MMR shots.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 15, 2007, 07:40:00 AM
Just so everyone knows, this is the updated Calendar for UM Law School next year.  The link above is from last year.

http://www.law.miami.edu/calendar/academic/2007-2008/index.html


oops....sorry to post the wrong calendar.  thanks for the correction. 

i don't remember seeing anything about a 2nd seat deposit either.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 16, 2007, 07:56:21 AM
quick freak out:  i called the admissions office this morning, and my seat deposit check has yet to be received.  i mailed it certified last monday from cleveland.  today is going to be a long day.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lize54216 on April 16, 2007, 08:59:59 AM
yea ...I'm slightly worried myself I called this morning and they said they haven't received my seat deposit either...and I mailed it on April 5th  :-\
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 16, 2007, 09:48:06 AM
i was promptly told that i would lose my spot if not received by 5:00 today. damned usps.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: internetuser on April 16, 2007, 01:14:13 PM
they haven't recieved mine either. I mailed it express early friday.

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on April 16, 2007, 02:10:51 PM
i called them today and they received my deposit. thankfully.

i sent it on saturday the 7th from the SF Bay Area and they got it on Friday.  so that's a relief because i was worried.

best of luck to you guys who still are waiting.  :-\
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: AspenLizzy on April 16, 2007, 03:19:49 PM
Is there a second seat deposit.  I haven't heard anything about this.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on April 16, 2007, 04:46:48 PM
When is 2nd seat deposit due?


??? I don't know. I don't think there is one considering I was never told about it and it's not in any of the stuff on the acceptance letter. All I know is I need to turn in my transcripts and proof that I've had my MMR shots.
Is there a special form for the shots?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 16, 2007, 05:02:05 PM
When is 2nd seat deposit due?


??? I don't know. I don't think there is one considering I was never told about it and it's not in any of the stuff on the acceptance letter. All I know is I need to turn in my transcripts and proof that I've had my MMR shots.
Is there a special form for the shots?



Hope this link works. It's a PDF. https://www6.miami.edu/student-health/Forms/ImmunizationForm120104.pdf
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: SophistAKAted on April 16, 2007, 09:15:38 PM
'm starting to get nervous, I did not get an email confirmation for my deposit...I sent it out Sat April 7th, anyone else in the same situation?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: tenderhooligan on April 16, 2007, 11:05:55 PM
Hey guys should I attend UM? Or save $100k and attend the University of Kansas? What would you guys do in my situation? any opinions in general? I appreciate the help.

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 17, 2007, 05:42:24 AM
'm starting to get nervous, I did not get an email confirmation for my deposit...I sent it out Sat April 7th, anyone else in the same situation?

I hope all you guys who sent it out and haven't heard anything put your L# on the check or at least inclosed the card along with it. I would call today and ask. I sent mine last monday certified and got an e-mail 2 days later (I live in FL so it's didn't take 3 days) and yesterday I got the card back in the mail.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Yankees Fan on April 17, 2007, 06:25:21 AM
People... you always send something of such importance certified, and even return receipt.  You should always have a record that proves you sent whatever it is you're sending.

It's obviously too late this time, but it's a good lesson for the future.  If there's a deadline, pay the $4 for certified, return receipt. 

Any of you who sent it without some sort of confirmation and still have not been told it's been received, I suggest you let them know exactly the situation and insist they accept a signed fax stating your desire to attend with a photocopy of the check you plan to put in the mail, certified today!  If they are seriously willing to revoke your seat, this is not something to take lightly...

Okay, I'm done lecturing.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 17, 2007, 06:53:49 AM
i absolutely sent it certified.  from my conversation yesterday, the admissions office was more concerned about receiving it than when it was mailed.  i fully explained my situation, but at the time, it did not seem to matter.

i promptly used fedex to send a letter with explaination and the certified mail receipt last evening.  if miami is unwilling to be slighty flexible, maybe it's not the right school for me.

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Yankees Fan on April 17, 2007, 07:08:53 AM
i absolutely sent it certified.  from my conversation yesterday, the admissions office was more concerned about receiving it than when it was mailed.  i fully explained my situation, but at the time, it did not seem to matter.

i promptly used fedex to send a letter with explaination and the certified mail receipt last evening.  if miami is unwilling to be slighty flexible, maybe it's not the right school for me.



Good.  I was just commenting in general, because it seemed like everyone was relying on UM to tell them it was received when they can also confirm on USPS.com if it was sent certified.  I assumed at least one of the people who are in this predicament didn't send it certified.

And I completely agree with the 2nd statement.  If they give you trouble after proof you sent it with ample time to get there, that is quite a turn off.  My one experience with the admissions office left me less than impressed with it.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: letsgoblue2007 on April 17, 2007, 07:36:14 AM
bump

i was in the same boat - mailed in regular deposit at the beginning of last week and was forced to next day something on friday for them to receive it yesterday - i emailed the dean and goodnight about it just to be safe in case it wasnt processed by the 5 PM deadline yesterday.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on April 17, 2007, 10:36:00 AM
Hey guys should I attend UM? Or save $100k and attend the University of Kansas? What would you guys do in my situation? any opinions in general? I appreciate the help.



Tender, where do you want to end up living/practicing??  We need a little bit more background on you to fully answer your question. 

I personally passed up saving the $100K by attending OU to go to UM.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on April 17, 2007, 11:45:41 AM

Is there a special form for the shots?



Hope this link works. It's a PDF. https://www6.miami.edu/student-health/Forms/ImmunizationForm120104.pdf

It did--thanks!!!!!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lize54216 on April 17, 2007, 02:48:46 PM
Miami received my seat deposit today, and thankfully since I had applied for Miami Scholars my seat deposit deadline was extended to next Monday. I hope everyone else was able to get theirs received on time as well :)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on April 17, 2007, 02:57:11 PM
Culture tip for those who are moving to Miami for the first time: it is customary to kiss somebody of the opposite sex on the cheek hello, even if you have never met them and even in professional settings. I know a lot of people get wierded it out by this at first, but that's how it works in Miami. To some, not kissing hello is interpreted as being rude (as in "she doesn't look like she's nice", or "we wouldn't make good friends"). You'll get used to it. When I moved away from Miami when I was in high school, it was very difficult to adjust to not doing it!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 17, 2007, 05:30:00 PM
Culture tip for those who are moving to Miami for the first time: it is customary to kiss somebody of the opposite sex on the cheek hello, even if you have never met them and even in professional settings. I know a lot of people get wierded it out by this at first, but that's how it works in Miami. To some, not kissing hello is interpreted as being rude (as in "she doesn't look like she's nice", or "we wouldn't make good friends"). You'll get used to it. When I moved away from Miami when I was in high school, it was very difficult to adjust to not doing it!

That's not going to work with me. I have a "comfort zone" and I don't want people getting all up in it. I think that may be the latin influence. If they think I'm rude then I'll just let them think that. I really don't want herpes on my cheek  :P
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on April 17, 2007, 06:21:37 PM
Culture tip for those who are moving to Miami for the first time: it is customary to kiss somebody of the opposite sex on the cheek hello, even if you have never met them and even in professional settings. I know a lot of people get wierded it out by this at first, but that's how it works in Miami. To some, not kissing hello is interpreted as being rude (as in "she doesn't look like she's nice", or "we wouldn't make good friends"). You'll get used to it. When I moved away from Miami when I was in high school, it was very difficult to adjust to not doing it!

That's not going to work with me. I have a "comfort zone" and I don't want people getting all up in it. I think that may be the latin influence. If they think I'm rude then I'll just let them think that. I really don't want herpes on my cheek  :P

That's what everyone says when they first move to Miami. After a year in Miami, you won't even give it a second thought. It's an essential part of being a Miamian.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 17, 2007, 07:28:13 PM
i took that as a joke...are you serious? i'm very gullible, don't take advantage  >:(

i'm not very huggie-kissyface in public, so that's definitely not going to work.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on April 17, 2007, 07:34:00 PM
i took that as a joke...are you serious? i'm very gullible, don't take advantage  >:(

i'm not very huggie-kissyface in public, so that's definitely not going to work.

No, I am not joking.

You guys will get used to it, as awkward as it's sound. It is just a part of Miami culture that everyone adapts to eventually.

Until then, you guys might want to join the group "I'm From Miami, But I Hate Uncomfortable Cheek Kisses" on Facebook.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on April 17, 2007, 07:47:17 PM
Culture tip for those who are moving to Miami for the first time: it is customary to kiss somebody of the opposite sex on the cheek hello, even if you have never met them and even in professional settings. I know a lot of people get wierded it out by this at first, but that's how it works in Miami. To some, not kissing hello is interpreted as being rude (as in "she doesn't look like she's nice", or "we wouldn't make good friends"). You'll get used to it. When I moved away from Miami when I was in high school, it was very difficult to adjust to not doing it!

then i will fight right in.  ;D

we do this all the time in brazil.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on April 17, 2007, 07:59:28 PM
By "professional settings", you certainly will not be kissing everyone hello at a board meeting. But if you are working one-on-one with a client who you already know, you will typically kiss them hello. If you are walking into the office and greeting a co-worker, you will typically kiss them hello as well. Also, in a professional setting, is far less likely for a stranger to kiss you hello than if you were at, say, a party. It does happen, particularly with foreign clients.

It isn't that big of a deal. The most awkard thing is, as mentioned, when you go in for a handshake and somebody else goes in for your cheek.

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on April 17, 2007, 11:59:49 PM
in russia, don't the guys kiss or something?  at least that's what ive seen in the movies--not that that's accurate or anything.  ???

that's pretty weird to me.  haha.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on April 18, 2007, 06:44:33 AM
Culture tip for those who are moving to Miami for the first time: it is customary to kiss somebody of the opposite sex on the cheek hello, even if you have never met them and even in professional settings. I know a lot of people get wierded it out by this at first, but that's how it works in Miami. To some, not kissing hello is interpreted as being rude (as in "she doesn't look like she's nice", or "we wouldn't make good friends"). You'll get used to it. When I moved away from Miami when I was in high school, it was very difficult to adjust to not doing it!

then i will fight right in.  ;D

we do this all the time in brazil.

Yeah, it's not so strange to me as an Italian either. However, the women also kiss other women (but the men only kiss women). Keele, are you saying that the women don't do that?

Thanks for the cultural tip-- keep em comming!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on April 18, 2007, 07:38:58 AM
Culture tip for those who are moving to Miami for the first time: it is customary to kiss somebody of the opposite sex on the cheek hello, even if you have never met them and even in professional settings. I know a lot of people get wierded it out by this at first, but that's how it works in Miami. To some, not kissing hello is interpreted as being rude (as in "she doesn't look like she's nice", or "we wouldn't make good friends"). You'll get used to it. When I moved away from Miami when I was in high school, it was very difficult to adjust to not doing it!

then i will fight right in.  ;D

we do this all the time in brazil.

Yeah, it's not so strange to me as an Italian either. However, the women also kiss other women (but the men only kiss women). Keele, are you saying that the women don't do that?

Thanks for the cultural tip-- keep em comming!

Yes, of course, I forgot to mention it, but that is also the norm in Miami.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: What_Now? on April 18, 2007, 08:00:50 AM
Culture tip for those who are moving to Miami for the first time: it is customary to kiss somebody of the opposite sex on the cheek hello, even if you have never met them and even in professional settings. I know a lot of people get wierded it out by this at first, but that's how it works in Miami. To some, not kissing hello is interpreted as being rude (as in "she doesn't look like she's nice", or "we wouldn't make good friends"). You'll get used to it. When I moved away from Miami when I was in high school, it was very difficult to adjust to not doing it!

That's not going to work with me. I have a "comfort zone" and I don't want people getting all up in it. I think that may be the latin influence. If they think I'm rude then I'll just let them think that. I really don't want herpes on my cheek  :P

Don't worry about it.  Not EVERYONE in Miami does this, mostly the Cubans.  In fact, if you get to campus and walk up to somebody you don't know and try to kiss them on the cheek, they'll probably do to you what you'd do to them if they tried the same.  Yes, you'll SEE a lot of people doing this, but it doesn't mean you have to.  And yeah, it's almost exclusively the middle-aged Cuban women who do it.

No worries :)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on April 18, 2007, 10:08:56 AM
Culture tip for those who are moving to Miami for the first time: it is customary to kiss somebody of the opposite sex on the cheek hello, even if you have never met them and even in professional settings. I know a lot of people get wierded it out by this at first, but that's how it works in Miami. To some, not kissing hello is interpreted as being rude (as in "she doesn't look like she's nice", or "we wouldn't make good friends"). You'll get used to it. When I moved away from Miami when I was in high school, it was very difficult to adjust to not doing it!

That's not going to work with me. I have a "comfort zone" and I don't want people getting all up in it. I think that may be the latin influence. If they think I'm rude then I'll just let them think that. I really don't want herpes on my cheek  :P

Don't worry about it.  Not EVERYONE in Miami does this, mostly the Cubans.  In fact, if you get to campus and walk up to somebody you don't know and try to kiss them on the cheek, they'll probably do to you what you'd do to them if they tried the same.  Yes, you'll SEE a lot of people doing this, but it doesn't mean you have to.  And yeah, it's almost exclusively the middle-aged Cuban women who do it.

No worries :)

It isn't even a Cuban thing. It's a South American thing. Saying it's only the middle-aged Cuban women that do this is ridiculous. It isn't. It's common through all age groups, throughout the entire city. It is most definitley less common on say, UM's campus, where students come from all over, but kissing hello on the cheek is the traditional greeting in Miami, and people eventually adapt to it. When someone doesn't kiss hello, that's usually the first sign to a local that they aren't from here.

"Kiss Hello" article on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheek_kissing

Quote from a quick blog entry:
"This being Miami, land of the kiss-hello, there was plenty of lip-smacking going on all night."
http://allpurposedark.blogspot.com/2006/04/patrick-mcmullan-kiss-kiss-party.html

And it's common enough that if you pick up a Miami travel guide, they'll often mention this practice in the "local customs" section of the guide.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jumpyoulikeabattery on April 18, 2007, 12:05:59 PM
Culture tip for those who are moving to Miami for the first time: it is customary to kiss somebody of the opposite sex on the cheek hello, even if you have never met them and even in professional settings. I know a lot of people get wierded it out by this at first, but that's how it works in Miami. To some, not kissing hello is interpreted as being rude (as in "she doesn't look like she's nice", or "we wouldn't make good friends"). You'll get used to it. When I moved away from Miami when I was in high school, it was very difficult to adjust to not doing it!

That's not going to work with me. I have a "comfort zone" and I don't want people getting all up in it. I think that may be the latin influence. If they think I'm rude then I'll just let them think that. I really don't want herpes on my cheek  :P

That's what everyone says when they first move to Miami. After a year in Miami, you won't even give it a second thought. It's an essential part of being a Miamian.

It's still very weird to me, even though around some circles of friends that's how we say hi to each other.   :-\
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bsl241 on April 18, 2007, 05:59:23 PM
Is anyone going to the NYC Alumni event?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: tenderhooligan on April 23, 2007, 06:04:17 PM
Hey. has anyone seen the University Village on-campus apartments? I was offered one today, and I was just wondering if they are decent places to live. Are they are furnished? How far are they from the school of law? Do they mostly consist of grad students or undergrads? I would appreciate any info you might have.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on April 23, 2007, 06:11:00 PM
Hey. has anyone seen the University Village on-campus apartments? I was offered one today, and I was just wondering if they are decent places to live. Are they are furnished? How far are they from the school of law? Do they mostly consist of grad students or undergrads? I would appreciate any info you might have.

don't know all the answers but they are pretty close and mostly consist of UG's...I think they said they reserve 40 spaces for Law Students.  Congrats!  What are they running like, $1300/room?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: tenderhooligan on April 23, 2007, 06:42:51 PM
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I think they said they reserve 40 spaces for Law Students

wow. i feel feel special (seriously). The 1Bed/1Bath runs 1350 a month with parking, and wireless included. I just really really want to know if the things have furniture or not.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: VTMercutio on April 23, 2007, 07:06:51 PM
Anyone know how far of a walk it is from the metrorail stop to the section of the campus that houses the law school.  From what I see, it looks like the metrorail stop is on the Southeast side, and the law school is on the northwest side.

Anyone have any thoughts on the metrorail there?  From what I have seen, if I live near the dadeland south station, it is only like a six minute ride to the campus; to make the deal even sweeter, you can take your normal bike on the metrorail.  I worked in D.C. for a time and the only bikes you can bring on the Virginia Railway Express are foldable bikes, huge plus Miami doesn't require that...although they do require some sort of bike permit which I am going to mail out for soon.  The way I figure it, the metrorail seems to be a viable option to expand the area that I can be with minimal effort to get to campus.

Also, from a cost perspective; $400 for a year long parking pass and having to fight for a space; or $56 a month for unlimited rides on the metrorail, and then free rides on any buses from there.  I frankly could buy a car, but would rather go this route since my girlfriend is bringing her car and I don't see needing a car very often.  Also it seems that without a car, the ride from Dadeland South to Miami Beach, with only one transfer from metrorail to bus, is roughly 40 minutes.  That might seem long, but last time I was in Miami Beach, it was impossible to find a parking space, so 40 minutes without any cares doesn't seem bad.

Anyone from the area, or that has visited, have anything to say about commuting with the metrorail to campus?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 23, 2007, 07:59:50 PM
i didn't actually ride the metrorail, but i did see the university stop. it's in a very public, safe-seeming place. it is on the other side of campus from the law school, but it's not a very long walk from the metro stop to where the campus buses stop at the ponce de leon garage. there may even be a closer bus stop.

the campus buses run every three minutes and take you to a stop right outside the law school so if you wanted to forgo the walk, you could definitely make it there fast.

hope that helps.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on April 23, 2007, 08:37:37 PM
Trains in Miami are very reliable. There are three - Metrorail (the eleveated train/subway), Metromover (the monorail - it's free), and TriRail (commuter train, runs all the way to Palm Beach).

Busses however, are not. And sadly, the trains only cover limited ground. The nice thing, though, is that a huge amount of bus service in the city is 24-hours.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 23, 2007, 09:53:22 PM
Trains in Miami are very reliable. There are three - Metrorail (the eleveated train/subway), Metromover (the monorail - it's free), and TriRail (commuter train, runs all the way to Palm Beach).

Busses however, are not. And sadly, the trains only cover limited ground. The nice thing, though, is that a huge amount of bus service in the city is 24-hours.

i'm not sure if you're harking back to my comment on buses, but to clarify, the buses i was talking about were the university of miami shuttles. if you weren't, ignore this  :P
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on April 23, 2007, 11:05:08 PM
Hey. has anyone seen the University Village on-campus apartments? I was offered one today, and I was just wondering if they are decent places to live. Are they are furnished? How far are they from the school of law? Do they mostly consist of grad students or undergrads? I would appreciate any info you might have.

I was also offered an apartment at the University Village.  They do come fully furnished, even with a washer and dryer.  Here is the link to the Village website:

http://universityvillageatum.com/templates/template_university_miami/default2.asp?w=universityvillage-miami&c=jpi.onesite.realpage.com&e=1049405&s=1093427&t=template_university_miami

It is 10 minutes from the Law School and there is a Canes speedy bus or something that runs all the time, taking students to the campus.  There is also free parking and the only undergrads that have the possibility to live there are jrs and srs but from what they told me, mostly law students and grad students live there and maybe only a few ug.  I hope that better answers some of you questions
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: VTMercutio on April 23, 2007, 11:59:25 PM
I suppose I am going to do this soon, but has anyone talked to the University yet about health insurance?  I know my undergrad offered some at a decent...but not incredible rate.

Also, has anyone talked, or know if students get a discounted monthly rate on the metrorail unlimited ride price?  I know that it is $56 a month for other, which is pretty affordable, but hey...every little bit helps.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on April 24, 2007, 12:46:02 AM
I suppose I am going to do this soon, but has anyone talked to the University yet about health insurance?  I know my undergrad offered some at a decent...but not incredible rate.

Also, has anyone talked, or know if students get a discounted monthly rate on the metrorail unlimited ride price?  I know that it is $56 a month for other, which is pretty affordable, but hey...every little bit helps.


$56.25 is the student rate. It is $75 otherwise.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: VTMercutio on April 24, 2007, 12:48:13 AM
Nevermind about the health insurance, I was doing some digging on the email and MyUM system and found the informations.  Looks like it's just built into the tuition from the get go...Here is a link if anyone else is interested.

http://www6.miami.edu/UMH/CDA/UMH_Main/0,1770,2553-1;31032-2,00.html
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 24, 2007, 05:41:37 AM
About student housing- I am a little confused. Do we just fax in the sheet or do we also send in the $450 for app. and security deposits.
The application said they all need to be in at the time of the application but the e-mail I got said that they application needs to be by Monday and at a later date everything else would be due.
Hmmm... I guess I should just call.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on April 24, 2007, 05:44:47 AM
About student housing- I am a little confused. Do we just fax in the sheet or do we also send in the $450 for app. and security deposits.
The application said they all need to be in at the time of the application but the e-mail I got said that they application needs to be by Monday and at a later date everything else would be due.
Hmmm... I guess I should just call.

Are you talking about University housing or just housing in general? Either way I don't know the answer to your question.  :D
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 24, 2007, 05:46:36 AM
About student housing- I am a little confused. Do we just fax in the sheet or do we also send in the $450 for app. and security deposits.
The application said they all need to be in at the time of the application but the e-mail I got said that they application needs to be by Monday and at a later date everything else would be due.
Hmmm... I guess I should just call.

Are you talking about University housing or just housing in general? Either way I don't know the answer to your question.  :D

I was talking about University Housing.
Thats okay, at least your thought about it
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on April 24, 2007, 05:47:02 AM
Nevermind about the health insurance, I was doing some digging on the email and MyUM system and found the informations.  Looks like it's just built into the tuition from the get go...Here is a link if anyone else is interested.

http://www6.miami.edu/UMH/CDA/UMH_Main/0,1770,2553-1;31032-2,00.html

OK so if we don't have other health ins, we have to fork over an additional $1390/ year? And what constitutes other insurance, how about just catastrophic insurance? Anybody researched this?

If not, I'll research it myself and let y'all know what I find out  8)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on April 24, 2007, 05:49:48 AM
About student housing- I am a little confused. Do we just fax in the sheet or do we also send in the $450 for app. and security deposits.
The application said they all need to be in at the time of the application but the e-mail I got said that they application needs to be by Monday and at a later date everything else would be due.
Hmmm... I guess I should just call.

Are you talking about University housing or just housing in general? Either way I don't know the answer to your question.  :D

I was talking about University Housing.
Thats okay, at least your thought about it

Good Morning "Jilli" my favorite, fellow early bird!!! So, it seems like a large percentage of posters here who applied for UM housing got it. I should have applied  >:( I just thought I read that you couldn't move in until orientation so I decided not to apply. But heck, I could have just rented a hotel room for 2 weeks! Dammit I'm so stupid! Anybody need a roommate?  :P
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 24, 2007, 05:53:08 AM
Well hey- if you join the facebook group there are people looking for roomates on there and I also put my name on the roomate refferal list (back before I got UV housing).
from what I understand 88 people applied and there were only 20 spots for girls and 20 for guys so it's not that bad when you think about it.
And there is already a waiting list so maybe you could be on it. It wouldn't hurt I suppose
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: VTMercutio on April 24, 2007, 12:11:09 PM
That 1390 a year is built into your tuition, so beyond normal tuition, you won't have to pay any additional amount...at least that is how I read the statement there.  I looked into getting the catastrophic insurance...and it was still like $70 a month.  That is with roughly a $5000 deductible for surgeries and such, and with no payment for anything else.  At least with the university system, when you go into their health clinic you pay for nothing.  Just from experience with university health systems, I'm sticking with what Miami gives us.  My girlfriend got mono and I got an appointment and checked for nothing, with no hassle and paperwork at my undergrad.  If I lose a limb with my current insurance...which is quite good as insurance goes, it would take me a week to see a doctor, then be referred to a specialist, to have to wait till he was available, only to tell me gangrene had set in and I was going to die because I had waited so long to see him...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 24, 2007, 03:54:00 PM
If you already have adequate insurance you have until July to prove it to the school or else you automatically get billed for it. It isn't so much in tuition as it is in the Fee's portion. On the table they give you it isn't included- you have to add it.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bayareabobby on April 24, 2007, 05:10:40 PM
When can you move into the University housing...Im on waitlist.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 24, 2007, 05:14:48 PM
I dunno yet. Good question. I'm just trying to figure out how I'm going to pay $450 in a week- maybe I won't eat? Hmmm....I'll go on a  Sanjaya hunger strike.
Someone on this bored said you can't move in until Orientation but I'm not sure.

BTW, I was looking at the fourplans of the 4/4 and the least expensive one is much better the the one with more room.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lize54216 on April 25, 2007, 01:52:00 AM
I don't think we can move in the the UV until August 12th
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 25, 2007, 05:48:17 AM
I don't think we can move in the the UV until August 12th

Which is funny because rent starts August 1st- we have to pay like we are there the entire month but in reality....
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on April 25, 2007, 08:46:51 AM
I don't think we can move in the the UV until August 12th

Which is funny because rent starts August 1st- we have to pay like we are there the entire month but in reality....

Surely they'd pro-rate it...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on April 25, 2007, 11:39:38 AM
How did you guys find out that we can't move in until Aug 12th??

That really sux cuz I was hoping to move down a couple weeks before orientation, so I could get acquainted with the area!  I'm gonna be lost for a little bit lol 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lize54216 on April 25, 2007, 02:05:07 PM
I had called the University Village and asked when we could move in and they said August 18th, but then a friend of mine called Therese Lambert and she said that we could probably move in on the 12th. I don't know if they were 100% sure tho
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 25, 2007, 02:36:34 PM
So basically we can move in during the week of orientation- which sucks. I wanted that week to be as carefree as possible, but then again I guess I could only take the minimum of clothes I  needed because I doubt  the closets are big enough for all my crap I never wear
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lize54216 on April 25, 2007, 07:34:49 PM
Just wanted to let you know that I called Charmaine Carter today and asked about the check and she said to mail 2 seperate checks 1 for $300 dollars for your seat deposit and the other for $150 for administrative/processing fees.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on April 25, 2007, 10:24:47 PM
Anyone on here NOT living in the UV housing? Im headed down to Miami tomorrow (err today I suppose) and will be looking at housing, Anyone else in the same boat, or did everyone luck out and get the UV housing that I didn't apply for?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on April 26, 2007, 05:48:30 AM
Anyone on here NOT living in the UV housing? Im headed down to Miami tomorrow (err today I suppose) and will be looking at housing, Anyone else in the same boat, or did everyone luck out and get the UV housing that I didn't apply for?

I am with you...No Univ housing...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 26, 2007, 08:17:42 AM
Anyone on here NOT living in the UV housing? Im headed down to Miami tomorrow (err today I suppose) and will be looking at housing, Anyone else in the same boat, or did everyone luck out and get the UV housing that I didn't apply for?

mason, i'm in the same boat--no university housing.  i've been looking like crazy online and trying to find a balance between proximity and price.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: AspenLizzy on April 26, 2007, 08:33:33 AM
Does anyone know what direction from the Gables you should live in to avoid traffic?  I've been thinking about Kendall or anything west.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on April 26, 2007, 08:53:19 AM
Does anyone know what direction from the Gables you should live in to avoid traffic?  I've been thinking about Kendall or anything west.

North of Gables. South of Gables = traffic. Traffic goes northbound to downtown during the morning rush hour. West/East of Gables should be fine. Kendall is asking for bumper-to-bumper traffic on US-1 unless you leave super early or take MetroRail.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: AspenLizzy on April 26, 2007, 09:58:47 AM
Thanks.  This seems a little counter-intuitive though.  Isn't most of the affordable housing to the north?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: broyle99 on April 26, 2007, 07:54:09 PM


Good Morning "Jilli" my favorite, fellow early bird!!! So, it seems like a large percentage of posters here who applied for UM housing got it. I should have applied  >:( I just thought I read that you couldn't move in until orientation so I decided not to apply. But heck, I could have just rented a hotel room for 2 weeks! Dammit I'm so stupid! Anybody need a roommate?  :P
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Roommate?  I do!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on April 26, 2007, 08:20:26 PM
Thanks.  This seems a little counter-intuitive though.  Isn't most of the affordable housing to the north?

Most affordable housing in Miami is way north...north of downtown, in the North Miami Beach/Little Haiti area, as well as west and in Broward county. Other affordable housing is south, in the Kendall area, and the area around Coral Gables is relatively affordable.

Rush hour traffic heads towards downtown. If you are south of downtown, which is where Coral Gables is, you want to drive south in the morning/north in the afternoon to avoid traffic.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: VTMercutio on April 27, 2007, 02:21:54 AM
Anyone know how bad the metrorail is in the morning?  I'm thinking of perhaps getting a place that I can bike to the Dadeland South stop and then ride it to the university.

I'm headed down to Miami to find a place in the first couple of weeks in May, I'll give my two cents when I get back from that on what I saw as far as housing.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 27, 2007, 05:48:34 AM
Does anyone know a good site for learning the streets of Miami and Gables? My google searches don't end so well.My mom told me that I would need to learn the streets because there are a lot of one way streets and if you get lost there are a lot of spanish speakers- so I need to learn those streets because I don't know a lick of spanish other than "I like to clean my kitchen and walk my dog".
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on April 27, 2007, 06:45:49 AM
Does anyone know a good site for learning the streets of Miami and Gables? My google searches don't end so well.My mom told me that I would need to learn the streets because there are a lot of one way streets and if you get lost there are a lot of spanish speakers- so I need to learn those streets because I don't know a lick of spanish other than "I like to clean my kitchen and walk my dog".

lol! I know how to introduce 'my wife'...But I'm female and unmarried...

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on April 27, 2007, 08:11:35 AM
Does anyone know a good site for learning the streets of Miami and Gables? My google searches don't end so well.My mom told me that I would need to learn the streets because there are a lot of one way streets and if you get lost there are a lot of spanish speakers- so I need to learn those streets because I don't know a lick of spanish other than "I like to clean my kitchen and walk my dog".


two options:

1) go to google maps, keep zooming in until you get the really detailed street maps. the negatives with this is that you can only look at small areas at the time. the best way to do this would be to divide UM and the nearby area into four zoomed in quadrants, and then print out each part and paste it together...this sounds like a lot of work, but i did it before i went down and i pretty much knew exactly where we were going. soooo helpful because people aren't kind about you driving slow and there's a lot of "no left turns here" to screw you up.

2) if you're part of AAA, stop by and get a map from them, it's free. or visit a realtor and not only get info on what complexes have apartments for rent, but get a whole folder of maps and coupons. and it's all for free, you don't pay the realtor unless you book something through him/her.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on April 27, 2007, 03:13:42 PM
Does anyone know a good site for learning the streets of Miami and Gables? My google searches don't end so well.My mom told me that I would need to learn the streets because there are a lot of one way streets and if you get lost there are a lot of spanish speakers- so I need to learn those streets because I don't know a lick of spanish other than "I like to clean my kitchen and walk my dog".


If you get lost, I promise that you will have no problem finding someone to give you directions in English. Spanish might be the dominant language, but everybody speaks English.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on April 27, 2007, 05:16:14 PM
Im in Miami for the weekend, I looked at a few houses pretty close to campus that weren't too expensive. You can talk to a car rental place or something and get a good map of miami and the area, or they also have a housing packet they give out when you visit here that has alot of good info on it. The campus was great today,

Life, what kind of housing are you looking at? Apts or houses, and with how many people, honestly, for myself moving down here I'm taking the more the merrier approach just to help out with the area and meeting people and so forth.

Im looking at some other places tomorrow as well so I'll keep you guys updated.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 28, 2007, 07:08:28 AM
mason, i have been looking at 1 bedroom apartments.  i figure the first year i should have my own space and look to go the roommate route in the future.  i'm going to assess my financial situation to be sure.

i will definitely share as much info as possible. keep us posted on what you find out.  i think you should walk the streets about 1:00 am to get a real feel for the area. 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on April 28, 2007, 01:36:48 PM
mason, i have been looking at 1 bedroom apartments.  i figure the first year i should have my own space and look to go the roommate route in the future.  i'm going to assess my financial situation to be sure.

i will definitely share as much info as possible. keep us posted on what you find out.  i think you should walk the streets about 1:00 am to get a real feel for the area. 


I think you may have a better chance at seeing what the place is like at 3 in the morning. 1 seems a little too early for Miami


Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: VTMercutio on April 29, 2007, 04:22:01 AM
Perhaps run around yelling that you have no clue what to do with all of the money in your wallet at 3am could be the gold standard?  Someone try that and get back to us?  ;D

On another note; I don't think that the summer movie list is going to have any bearing on our studies, but has anyone else started watching these movies?  I've watched Brazil, The Sweet Hereafter, and Double Indemnity; I have and am planning on watching The Thin Blue Line; Lastly, I've seen A Civil Action, Twelve Angry Men, and Bladerunner.  The last one is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence; anyone seen this yet?

As far as the movies I'll assume most haven't seen before.  Double Indemnity was a great 40's flick (try and make a drinking game out of taking a shot everytime the main character says 'Baby'...you'll die trying...), The Sweet Hereafter was really a great movie about how if you become a lawyer everyone will hate you and your life will be in ruins (Speaking of which...isn't it great that everyone...even the law schools tell you not to go to law school...and yet you take out a billion dollars in loans and still go...I wish I could come up with a product to sell that easily...), and lastly Brazil (extremely Kafkaesque, and if you don't know what Kafkaesque is...that is why the law school has put this on the list).

Lastly, I'm headed down to Miami earlier now...start of May; I'll make sure and give everyone my impressions of the different areas around the school to look for housing.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on April 29, 2007, 07:32:05 AM
mason, i have been looking at 1 bedroom apartments.  i figure the first year i should have my own space and look to go the roommate route in the future.  i'm going to assess my financial situation to be sure.

i will definitely share as much info as possible. keep us posted on what you find out.  i think you should walk the streets about 1:00 am to get a real feel for the area. 


I think you may have a better chance at seeing what the place is like at 3 in the morning. 1 seems a little too early for Miami




damn....maybe i am getting old.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on April 29, 2007, 02:04:04 PM
Funny you would bring up the 1 in the morning thing, I got drug down to downtown miami by these girls I knew from the area that supposedly "knew" where they were going. You don't want to be where I was at 1 in the morning, very bad. However I talked to some other people and they said around campus (grove, gables, south miami,) is fine as long as you have some common sense.
South Beach was fantastic although it would be a long drive to school that I don't plan on making my first year. I'll prob live somewhere in the grove or south miami, I looked at a few places that weren't too bad and were less than 15 minutes driving.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: iahurricane on April 29, 2007, 05:48:50 PM
Thanks.  This seems a little counter-intuitive though.  Isn't most of the affordable housing to the north?

Most affordable housing in Miami is way north...north of downtown, in the North Miami Beach/Little Haiti area, as well as west and in Broward county. Other affordable housing is south, in the Kendall area, and the area around Coral Gables is relatively affordable.

Rush hour traffic heads towards downtown. If you are south of downtown, which is where Coral Gables is, you want to drive south in the morning/north in the afternoon to avoid traffic.

No one going the the U shoud be living anywhere north of downtown.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: MiamiHurricane on April 29, 2007, 06:34:14 PM
I think common sense means not being out by yourself at 1 a.m., anywhere in Miami.  It's a city, even if you aren't downtown.

My experience has been that students generally live in Coconut Grove, the Gables, South Miami and Kendall.  Kendall is kind of a schlep, (I wouldn't really want to live west of 117th Ave.), but now, being almost done with two years of law school in a city where I do have to do a significant commute, it really isn't that big of a deal to even have an hour commute. 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: AspenLizzy on April 30, 2007, 08:48:33 AM
This definately clears things up.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: VTMercutio on May 07, 2007, 02:17:54 PM
This Just In!!!!

Miami is Sweet!!!


Oh Yeah...TAG
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on May 08, 2007, 05:38:29 PM
Hey- just wanted to tell you guys that the admitted student page has been updated with FAQ's. It has answers to questions I didn't even know I cared about like Cane Cards. Hmmm.. and also our pictures will be in a New Faces book for all the law school to see- so get excited. I'm the worst picture taker ever so that should be fun

http://www.law.miami.edu/admitted/faq.html
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on May 08, 2007, 09:06:45 PM
well i finally bought my ticket to visit miami.  i shall be there for part of the memorial day weekend and i have already arranged for some sort of tour of the law school.  i was also surprised that it only cost me $250 total with taxes...and this is for a cross-country flight too!

i am still on the fence about miami and it's driving me nuts.  i called up admissions today and they said that all the scholarship money was gone or something and that they were unable to match the 42k that my local school, Santa Clara, is offering me.   :-\

so yeah, i don't know what to do, but hopefully the visit will clarify things, although i suspect that i will have to cough up the deposit for santa clara, since it is due next week.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: SophistAKAted on May 11, 2007, 01:06:31 AM
Hey where did you get a ticket that cheap??? I'm also going to be going out there from Cali on May 27th, but for the 5-week institute. Not that i'm paying for the ticket, but I think this important to know for future flights to Miami...wait is that one way? No that must be one way, right???
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on May 11, 2007, 05:50:00 AM
My roomate contacted me on facebook and told me the names of my other 2 roomates. Luckily 2 out of the 3 are on facebook so I can see who they are beforehand. If you are in the UV also you may want to call and ask so you can figure it out too
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on May 11, 2007, 10:36:20 AM
Hey where did you get a ticket that cheap??? I'm also going to be going out there from Cali on May 27th, but for the 5-week institute. Not that i'm paying for the ticket, but I think this important to know for future flights to Miami...wait is that one way? No that must be one way, right???

no it's round trip on jet blue.  oakland-fort lauderdale non-stop.  oakland is a bit out of the way for me...it's almost 40 mins away for me.  san jose would be better, but whatever.  and i've heard that fort lauderdale is like 20 miles away from miami.  but yeah, you should check it out.  if you're in socal, i think long beach is the airport that jet blue uses.  i just checked and their flight on the 27th is 130 before taxes.  you're probably better off waiting a week or two from the 27th to buy the return ticket to ensure you get the best deal.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on May 13, 2007, 03:13:35 PM
Hey where did you get a ticket that cheap??? I'm also going to be going out there from Cali on May 27th, but for the 5-week institute. Not that i'm paying for the ticket, but I think this important to know for future flights to Miami...wait is that one way? No that must be one way, right???

Cheapest way from Cali to FL are jetBlue and Spirit Airlines. JetBlue flies non-stop to Oakland and Long Beach; Spirit non-stop to LAX. Spirit fares start at ridiculously low prices. During fare sales, you can get non-stops for less than $100 round-trip. I once paid $250 on Spirit for a round-trip from Miami to LAX in business class. The thing is that JetBlue and Spirit fly to Ft. Lauderdale airport, which is in the north suburbs.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: letsgoblue2007 on May 13, 2007, 04:50:10 PM
i flew into FLL when i came to visit for ASW - heres a piece of advice - don't spend the $90  on the cab ride - take the tri-rail train from the FLL airport to the Metrorail transfer station (a $3 ride) and then take the metrorail (another $3 ride) to University stop - it'll take you around an hour or so (maybe more or less depending on when you are going and whatnot), but if you don't mind taking a little while longer, you can save yourself some cash for when you go out in coconut grove or south beach.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on May 14, 2007, 06:56:20 PM
Hey where did you get a ticket that cheap??? I'm also going to be going out there from Cali on May 27th, but for the 5-week institute. Not that i'm paying for the ticket, but I think this important to know for future flights to Miami...wait is that one way? No that must be one way, right???

Cheapest way from Cali to FL are jetBlue and Spirit Airlines. JetBlue flies non-stop to Oakland and Long Beach; Spirit non-stop to LAX. Spirit fares start at ridiculously low prices. During fare sales, you can get non-stops for less than $100 round-trip. I once paid $250 on Spirit for a round-trip from Miami to LAX in business class. The thing is that JetBlue and Spirit fly to Ft. Lauderdale airport, which is in the north suburbs.

i hate spirit.  never am flying them again.  i went to michigan for undergrad and i bought a detroit-oakland flight round-trip ticket for the semester.  well, they cancelled the entire route before my return leg so they basically ate my money.  bastards.  >:(

i know it's just my experience, but it's enough for me to never fly them again.  haha.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on May 14, 2007, 06:58:45 PM
ugh.  now i am more confused than ever.  i just visited santa clara and with the 42k they are giving me, it just might be too much to turn down.  i am still going to visit miami at the end of the month, so maybe my mere presence their will convince them to at least throw some money at me.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on May 15, 2007, 11:23:26 AM
Anybody know when 2nd seat deposit is due?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on May 15, 2007, 01:11:39 PM
Anybody know when 2nd seat deposit is due?

there's a 2nd deposit? i did not see that on the admitted letter or on the site.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on May 15, 2007, 04:53:20 PM
Anybody know when 2nd seat deposit is due?

there's a 2nd deposit? i did not see that on the admitted letter or on the site.

I don't think there is one
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on May 15, 2007, 05:46:31 PM
I'm pretty sure that there isn't one as well
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on May 15, 2007, 06:07:21 PM
i havent heard of a second deposit, but im beginning to wonder why there isnt one considering that basically everyone other school as a second deposit.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on May 16, 2007, 03:22:25 PM
Got my T-shirt in the mail today. A little plain but still a nice gesture. Size-M, I wonder how they assumed that was my size. Most places play it safe like L
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on May 16, 2007, 07:27:34 PM
Got my t-shirt the other day as well and they played it safe with me, meaning they gave me a L.  Too bad I wear a M lol 

I agree though, pretty plain, but a nice gesture.  Just heightening my excitement to get there!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on May 16, 2007, 08:47:26 PM
is anyone going to be in coral gables at the end of the month?  i need someone to go to the bar with.  haha.  im gonna be checking out the campus and the area and whatnot.  i need to decide if miami is worth 42k for me, which is the amount of money i'd be leaving on the table if i turn down santa clara.  decisions decisions.  :-\
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: SophistAKAted on May 18, 2007, 03:32:57 PM
I'll be there at the end of the month. I fly in on the 27th, not sure if i'll have time to go to the bar though, based on the amount of work they already sent to me in the mail today to do before I even get down there...geesh!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on May 18, 2007, 03:41:31 PM
I'll be there at the end of the month. I fly in on the 27th, not sure if i'll have time to go to the bar though, based on the amount of work they already sent to me in the mail today to do before I even get down there...geesh!

like what??? I'm intrested to know what they want you to know already
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on May 22, 2007, 09:23:39 AM
When I was in miami visiting I ran into Theresa and she asked me what size tshirt I wore, then I asked why and she told me she was sending the shirts and I told her just please don't get XL's like most places that order lots of t shirts get. So that's probably why she went large for guys I'm assuming and Med for girls. Although i haven't received my shirt so idk lol
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on May 23, 2007, 06:08:54 PM
so i got an email from florida coastal.  they're giving me 20k a year.  funny thing is i didnt even apply.  haha.   ;)

i think i'll pass.  ;D
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on May 23, 2007, 06:36:01 PM
so i got an email from florida coastal.  they're giving me 20k a year.  funny thing is i didnt even apply.  haha.   ;)

i think i'll pass.  ;D


Got the same email....funny thing is that I replied to ask questions (not cause I was interested) and state I had an offer from UM....guy replies back and says,  the UM offer sounds better, I should go there.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: SophistAKAted on May 23, 2007, 10:49:37 PM



Got the same email....funny thing is that I replied to ask questions (not cause I was interested) and state I had an offer from UM....guy replies back and says,  the UM offer sounds better, I should go there.
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WoW! haha, that's hella funny!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: AspenLizzy on May 24, 2007, 07:50:59 AM
Ok this is funny.  I actually applied...

but wait, there's more

They offered my $12k/ yr and expressed their shock and dissappointment when I withdrew.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on May 24, 2007, 09:13:45 AM
See my email said that based on my 155 LSAT (I think it said 155, which is incorrect) and a blank GPA (yes, it said blank), I qualified for 12k too. LOL!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on May 24, 2007, 02:16:56 PM
who is gonna be around on sunday-wednesday at UM?

im gonna be traveling there to check out the campus and city and i don't know anyone.  who wants to get a drink or something?  quick bio: my parents are brazilian, im from the SF Bay Area, and i attended Michigan for undergrad.  haha. 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on May 24, 2007, 03:41:48 PM
Florida Coastal sent me an e-mail, and it was wrong also about my LSAT but right about my GPA. I had to go check LSAC to make sure that they knew something I didn't know. Then the guy, I think his name is Steve, wrote back and said that he was sorry for the mistake and instead of 10K, I could get 12K. Amazing!

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on May 25, 2007, 04:51:17 AM
i'm going to be down June 12-17th to furnish the apartment and bring (if i'm lucky) half of the gargantuan amount of stuff i apparently can't live without. anyone around then? the parentals are coming too, but i could sneak away (please!!) for a little.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on May 25, 2007, 06:16:49 AM
I'll be there June 1-3...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lite90 on May 25, 2007, 01:23:44 PM
I'll be there like 3 days before orientation, running around like a chicken with my head cut off.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on May 25, 2007, 03:06:55 PM
I'll be there June 1-3...

we're going to miss each other again. before orientation maybe...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on May 25, 2007, 03:19:55 PM
if i like miami, which likely will happen, i will have to come back in mid-july to find a place.  ugh i probably should start looking already...and perhaps look for some room mates too.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: SophistAKAted on May 30, 2007, 06:59:53 PM
I'm out here and will be here till June 30th. I might get some time to hang out on the wknd, other than that it's all bad. Miami....well the campus at least is beautiful. Besides the fact that I almost got bit by an alligator on the way to classtoday, everything is all good. I'm feeling the campus a lot. I can go outside to study right in front of the lake, it's really off the hook. I'm not feeling the roaches though!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on May 30, 2007, 07:59:14 PM
I'm out here and will be here till June 30th. I might get some time to hang out on the wknd, other than that it's all bad. Miami....well the campus at least is beautiful. Besides the fact that I almost got bit by an alligator on the way to classtoday, everything is all good. I'm feeling the campus a lot. I can go outside to study right in front of the lake, it's really off the hook. I'm not feeling the roaches though!

nothing can match indian roaches. those things have wings. i'll deal.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on May 31, 2007, 12:13:43 AM
well i just got back from visiting UM and Miami.  i will be honest...i wasnt particularly blown away.  the law quad is nice, but the building itself is a bit decrepit.  in fact, all of the buildings at UM are really unimpressive...and well, ugly.  i would understand if this was a public university--but a private one?  i just find it weird that the architects didnt follow the trends from Coral Gables--just some nice spanish style buildings.  the law quad really has a 2 star hotel resort kind of feel.  the hallways, stairwells, and bathrooms werent particularly pleasant...although i am sure that the bathrooms in the library are nice.  i actually rather liked the library.  hopefully, if i decide upon miami (which will have to be in a day), the school will get some sort of minor face lift.  just some new paint or whatever.  they actually were painting a bit when i was there.

while all the benches and tables are nice, i just can't see myself ever using them with the humidity.  i was dying during some parts of the day--and apparently, it's "cold" for miami right about now.  i'll take the nice air conditioned library any day.

i was pretty disappointed with the surrounding area.  whatever, it's not the end of the world.  even stanford has a crappy area right outside of campus (i live in palo alto).  but i really liked coconut grove.  the place had some great restaurants and bars--but no clubs from what i could tell.  coral gables was really dead when i was there--must have been bc of memorial day.  it was a cute town, but there doesnt seem to be anything to do there.

as for miami, the city--south beach was ok.  it was different for memorial day--hip hop festival and whatever.  so, a different crowd...but it was nice to see the area packed.  but the dining around there wasnt too special.  i guess i dont care if i end up living there, but as a tourist, it left a lot to be desired.  the same with the hotels.  but i found most of the locals to be very friendly.  lots of families out late at night, which i thought was cool.  and miami seems to really be booming.  so much construction going on everywhere.

i guess overall, my trip didnt really change my mind.  i kind of expected to not like miami or UM all that much.  i have to literally decide by tomorrow where i want to go.  it's just that it's soooooooo different for me.  the climate, the campus.  i mean, i had to make a similar decision in undergrad when I picked Michigan, but for some reason, picking Miami is a bit tougher.  it just seems more different.  hah.  but i was pleased with what i got out of the career person.  she was very helpful and at least for what i want to do, miami will be the best option for me.

i think i will go with miami in the end, but i definitely still have my doubts.  then again, i will have some doubts regardless of the school i pick.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Yankees Fan on May 31, 2007, 05:23:02 AM
well i just got back from visiting UM and Miami.  i will be honest...i wasnt particularly blown away.  the law quad is nice, but the building itself is a bit decrepit.  in fact, all of the buildings at UM are really unimpressive...and well, ugly.  i would understand if this was a public university--but a private one?  i just find it weird that the architects didnt follow the trends from Coral Gables--just some nice spanish style buildings.  the law quad really has a 2 star hotel resort kind of feel.  the hallways, stairwells, and bathrooms werent particularly pleasant...although i am sure that the bathrooms in the library are nice.  i actually rather liked the library.  hopefully, if i decide upon miami (which will have to be in a day), the school will get some sort of minor face lift.  just some new paint or whatever.  they actually were painting a bit when i was there.

while all the benches and tables are nice, i just can't see myself ever using them with the humidity.  i was dying during some parts of the day--and apparently, it's "cold" for miami right about now.  i'll take the nice air conditioned library any day.

i was pretty disappointed with the surrounding area.  whatever, it's not the end of the world.  even stanford has a crappy area right outside of campus (i live in palo alto).  but i really liked coconut grove.  the place had some great restaurants and bars--but no clubs from what i could tell.  coral gables was really dead when i was there--must have been bc of memorial day.  it was a cute town, but there doesnt seem to be anything to do there.

as for miami, the city--south beach was ok.  it was different for memorial day--hip hop festival and whatever.  so, a different crowd...but it was nice to see the area packed.  but the dining around there wasnt too special.  i guess i dont care if i end up living there, but as a tourist, it left a lot to be desired.  the same with the hotels.  but i found most of the locals to be very friendly.  lots of families out late at night, which i thought was cool.  and miami seems to really be booming.  so much construction going on everywhere.

i guess overall, my trip didnt really change my mind.  i kind of expected to not like miami or UM all that much.  i have to literally decide by tomorrow where i want to go.  it's just that it's soooooooo different for me.  the climate, the campus.  i mean, i had to make a similar decision in undergrad when I picked Michigan, but for some reason, picking Miami is a bit tougher.  it just seems more different.  hah.  but i was pleased with what i got out of the career person.  she was very helpful and at least for what i want to do, miami will be the best option for me.

i think i will go with miami in the end, but i definitely still have my doubts.  then again, i will have some doubts regardless of the school i pick.

Not to knock UM or Miami, I'm sure those who go will love it... but I felt exactly the same as you did.  I wrote my review somewhere around here after I got back, and other than a few added things I wasn't impressed with, I wrote the same things about UM itself and its surrounding areas.  Even the heat and humidity, as you mentioned, were a deterrent for me.  That's why I ultimately ended up choosing not to go there, despite it being the best choice financially.  I really think everyone needs to choose the school that will make them happiest (assuming somewhat equal job prospects, of course), and that'll be different for different people.

Good luck.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on May 31, 2007, 08:46:07 AM
Mee-ami is great, just soooooooooooooooooooooo $$$
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jumpyoulikeabattery on May 31, 2007, 08:51:38 AM

as for miami, the city--south beach was ok.  it was different for memorial day--hip hop festival and whatever.  so, a different crowd...but it was nice to see the area packed.

I was in Miami this weekend too!  I expected to party in South Beach but was surprised to find out about this urban beach weekend deal.  I ended up going to the Grove all weekend and one international club on Sunday.

The Grove was nice, but it reminded me of any standard college bar scene.  The other club I went to was crazy-- I can't believe the clubs in Miami don't stop serving alcohol at 2... I was there until 5am! And $20 cover... for a girl??

But to get to the point, I guess the whole party atmosphere worries me.  I hope I won't be too distracted.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on May 31, 2007, 11:54:29 AM

as for miami, the city--south beach was ok.  it was different for memorial day--hip hop festival and whatever.  so, a different crowd...but it was nice to see the area packed.

I was in Miami this weekend too!  I expected to party in South Beach but was surprised to find out about this urban beach weekend deal.  I ended up going to the Grove all weekend and one international club on Sunday.

The Grove was nice, but it reminded me of any standard college bar scene.  The other club I went to was crazy-- I can't believe the clubs in Miami don't stop serving alcohol at 2... I was there until 5am! And $20 cover... for a girl??

But to get to the point, I guess the whole party atmosphere worries me.  I hope I won't be too distracted.

yeah the grove definitely seems to be your typical college/twentysomething scene.  green street, sand bar, the bars in cocowalk.  i guess it's ok.  i mean, theyre the kind of bars i went to when i was an undergrad at michigan.  there are some swankier places too--this one new orleans restaurant (christobelle's quarter) and lounge that just opened last friday seems to be a nice change of scene.

my tour person at the law school said that he'd usually go out about once a week--in addition to watching tons of college football on saturday.  he said that people go out a lot up until thanksgiving and then everyone buckles down and studies a ton for finals.  also, he said that he would usually go to a south beach club with a group of friends like once a month and would go all out.  like chip in $100 to get bottle service and stuff.








Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: tenderhooligan on May 31, 2007, 04:38:40 PM
South Beach is GHETTOFIED regardless of what weekend it is. Seems like once 8pm rolls around every African American in the state of Florida feels the need to cruise Ocean Avenue with their subwoofers blasting at full volume. Also Don Vito, if you didn't like the law school and you didn't like the area that sorrounds the law school why in the hell are you even still considering matriculating? You have other options...utilize them.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 31, 2007, 04:55:58 PM

as for miami, the city--south beach was ok.  it was different for memorial day--hip hop festival and whatever.  so, a different crowd...but it was nice to see the area packed.

I was in Miami this weekend too!  I expected to party in South Beach but was surprised to find out about this urban beach weekend deal.  I ended up going to the Grove all weekend and one international club on Sunday.

The Grove was nice, but it reminded me of any standard college bar scene.  The other club I went to was crazy-- I can't believe the clubs in Miami don't stop serving alcohol at 2... I was there until 5am! And $20 cover... for a girl??

But to get to the point, I guess the whole party atmosphere worries me.  I hope I won't be too distracted.


Cover?...whats that?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on May 31, 2007, 05:41:44 PM
cover is the cost to get into the club. Like an admission fee
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on May 31, 2007, 11:42:56 PM
South Beach is GHETTOFIED regardless of what weekend it is. Seems like once 8pm rolls around every African American in the state of Florida feels the need to cruise Ocean Avenue with their subwoofers blasting at full volume. Also Don Vito, if you didn't like the law school and you didn't like the area that sorrounds the law school why in the hell are you even still considering matriculating? You have other options...utilize them.

miami offers the best job prospects for me.  that's really why i'm picking it.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on June 01, 2007, 05:38:01 AM
South Beach is GHETTOFIED regardless of what weekend it is. Seems like once 8pm rolls around every African American in the state of Florida feels the need to cruise Ocean Avenue with their subwoofers blasting at full volume. Also Don Vito, if you didn't like the law school and you didn't like the area that sorrounds the law school why in the hell are you even still considering matriculating? You have other options...utilize them.


wow, someone is a little grumpy.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on June 01, 2007, 02:08:59 PM
well miami it is.  8)

still have some doubts about my decision, but that's expected.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on June 04, 2007, 01:17:02 PM
I was in Miami this weekend too! We went to Fat Tuesdays one night and I lost my purse there. Would you believe that someone TURNED IT IN with all my stuff still in it?  :P I'm an idiot...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bayareabobby on June 04, 2007, 02:23:36 PM
Man people on this board are scaring me...comlaining about south beach because alot of african-americans are walking around at night??? Where do yall come from? Ghettofied..what does that mean? Hope none of yall that feel that way end up working in criminal law...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on June 04, 2007, 02:31:09 PM
Man people on this board are scaring me...comlaining about south beach because alot of african-americans are walking around at night??? Where do yall come from? Ghettofied..what does that mean? Hope none of yall that feel that way end up working in criminal law...

please don't take a comment from one person as  being representative of all of us
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bayareabobby on June 04, 2007, 02:38:53 PM
Its not just some comments on this board. It the general vibe I get from the majority of law students, and prospective law students...Im not reading to much into it, it is disappointing though.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: AspenLizzy on June 04, 2007, 02:52:07 PM
Why do you worry they would end up in criminal law?  Is it because most criminals are...



Get over yourself.  Everyone is racially conscious (even you!), and Miami is a very diverse town.  This might scare some people enough to classify an area saturated with night clubs as "ghettofied."
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on June 04, 2007, 03:32:00 PM
Let me help change the vibe of the board. 

I am a middle class white male coming from a predominately white state, that is extremely excited about embracing the Latin American and African American culture that makes up most of Miami!!  I have even been working on my salsa dancing skills (or lack there of).
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: tenderhooligan on June 04, 2007, 04:53:04 PM
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Ghettofied..what does that mean?

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Im not reading to much into it

You strike me as a dishonest person. I would appreciate it if you didn't post here anymore.

With that being said..let the kind-heartedness begin.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on June 04, 2007, 07:20:50 PM
Its not just some comments on this board. It the general vibe I get from the majority of law students, and prospective law students...Im not reading to much into it, it is disappointing though.

well i only talked to once student there, so it's just one person, but he was from michigan and really liked it there.  i dunno.

i think for me, it's just a reaction because i'm leaving a place i love in the bay area.  it's generally clean and the weather here is better.  of course, i also DO want to leave here bc i want to experience something new.  grass is greener on the other side, right?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: SophistAKAted on June 05, 2007, 10:39:05 AM

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well i only talked to once student there, so it's just one person, but he was from michigan and really liked it there.  i dunno.

i think for me, it's just a reaction because i'm leaving a place i love in the bay area.  it's generally clean and the weather here is better.  of course, i also DO want to leave here bc i want to experience something new.  grass is greener on the other side, right?
[/quote]

I agree with you 100%, coming to Miami I expected so much more by the way everyone talks about it. But i failed to realize that the people that are so amazed with Miami come from places like Michigan, or Deleware or other places where the the weather is not all that or where there is not much to do. For us who are from the Bay or Ca, it's really not all that. In fact in my opinion, I don't think there is a better place to be than Ca, but that's just my opinion. I'm here b/c I want to experience something new, don't get me wrong, the campus is beautiful but it's really not better than the Bay in my opinion. I was homesick the first day I was out here.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: SophistAKAted on June 05, 2007, 10:44:25 AM
...Delaware, typo....I'm in class trying to pay attention and type on here at the same time so excuse the typos
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bayareabobby on June 05, 2007, 11:07:56 AM
You homesick already??? Damn Ima miss the bay
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on June 05, 2007, 03:18:42 PM
...Delaware, typo....I'm in class trying to pay attention and type on here at the same time so excuse the typos

Ms. SophistAKAted, you need to get back to class...

I'm from FL but it will be a big difference for me basically because I live in a mostly-white area where my family is the diversity. It will be nice to see others who look like me around
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on June 05, 2007, 03:35:33 PM
You homesick already??? Damn Ima miss the bay

well you'll have a few people from the bay at UM.  :)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on June 05, 2007, 03:44:16 PM


well i only talked to once student there, so it's just one person, but he was from michigan and really liked it there.  i dunno.

i think for me, it's just a reaction because i'm leaving a place i love in the bay area.  it's generally clean and the weather here is better.  of course, i also DO want to leave here bc i want to experience something new.  grass is greener on the other side, right?
[/quote]

I agree with you 100%, coming to Miami I expected so much more by the way everyone talks about it. But i failed to realize that the people that are so amazed with Miami come from places like Michigan, or Deleware or other places where the the weather is not all that or where there is not much to do. For us who are from the Bay or Ca, it's really not all that. In fact in my opinion, I don't think there is a better place to be than Ca, but that's just my opinion. I'm here b/c I want to experience something new, don't get me wrong, the campus is beautiful but it's really not better than the Bay in my opinion. I was homesick the first day I was out here.
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pretty much sums it up.  so i guess we can expect some sort of rebel bay area crew at UM that will always complain about the humidity and 90 degree summer weather.  haha.

i was actually really homesick in my first year of undergrad at michigan.  the main difference was that i knew that i would return home upon graduation.  for law school, i likely won't return home for good until maybe 5 years after graduation.  so yeah, i will probably move to coral gables early enough so that i can adjust to the humidity and homesickness.  haha.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on June 06, 2007, 06:05:42 AM
would your decision to attend mee-ami change if it gets Andrewed again this year?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on June 06, 2007, 07:51:36 AM
yeah, so i heard it was going to be a bad hurricane season this year. i'm going to live right across the street from the university, so i figure i'd just run over there. but how bad do things get?

nothing in terms of nature's fury happens where i live.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on June 06, 2007, 08:37:32 AM
yeah, so i heard it was going to be a bad hurricane season this year. i'm going to live right across the street from the university, so i figure i'd just run over there. but how bad do things get?

nothing in terms of nature's fury happens where i live.

well, if you get andrewed, it aint pretty...

http://www.floridadisaster.org/bpr/Response/Plans/Nathaz/Brochure/vulnerable/andrew_aftermath2.jpg

http://images.google.com/images?um=1&tab=wi&client=firefox-a&hl=en&hs=2hc&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=andrew%20aftermath
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on June 06, 2007, 08:46:03 AM
yeah, so i heard it was going to be a bad hurricane season this year. i'm going to live right across the street from the university, so i figure i'd just run over there. but how bad do things get?

nothing in terms of nature's fury happens where i live.

well, if you get andrewed, it aint pretty...

http://www.floridadisaster.org/bpr/Response/Plans/Nathaz/Brochure/vulnerable/andrew_aftermath2.jpg

http://images.google.com/images?um=1&tab=wi&client=firefox-a&hl=en&hs=2hc&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=andrew%20aftermath

oh joy. this would be information i'd best not share with the parentals.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on June 06, 2007, 08:59:47 AM
yeah, so i heard it was going to be a bad hurricane season this year. i'm going to live right across the street from the university, so i figure i'd just run over there. but how bad do things get?

nothing in terms of nature's fury happens where i live.

well, if you get andrewed, it aint pretty...

http://www.floridadisaster.org/bpr/Response/Plans/Nathaz/Brochure/vulnerable/andrew_aftermath2.jpg

http://images.google.com/images?um=1&tab=wi&client=firefox-a&hl=en&hs=2hc&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=andrew%20aftermath

oh joy. this would be information i'd best not share with the parentals.

im sure they must know.

hurricanes have been in the news a bit the past few years...    :-\
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jumpyoulikeabattery on June 06, 2007, 09:38:22 AM
I live in Florida, and the news always says it's going to be a bad hurricane season.  My sentiment is that it's only bad if one hits you...

But seriously, hurricanes aren't anything to be too scared about.  It just causes a lot of property damage b/c of high winds and minor flooding.  But I guess I'm not an expert, I've only been in a category 3 (and 2 and 1 and 1....) before in the '05 storm season.

Plus, hurricane parties rock. 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on June 06, 2007, 10:18:50 AM
I live in Florida, and the news always says it's going to be a bad hurricane season.  My sentiment is that it's only bad if one hits you...

But seriously, hurricanes aren't anything to be too scared about.  It just causes a lot of property damage b/c of high winds and minor flooding.  But I guess I'm not an expert, I've only been in a category 3 (and 2 and 1 and 1....) before in the '05 storm season.

Plus, hurricane parties rock. 

as you said, youve never been in a bad one

hurricanes suck, esp when you lose power for days (or weeks)

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on June 06, 2007, 12:13:34 PM
i figure when it comes to odds, i've already lived through one catastrophic disaster--the loma prieta earthquake in 1989.  so i think i'm in the clear.  haha.  :)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on June 06, 2007, 12:56:01 PM
I'm leaving Tornado alley, so I figure I know what to expect as well.  I mean aren't hurricanes just large tornadoes with some water added to them?! lol

http://www.weather.com/newscenter/specialreports/tornado/may3rd/may3_1999.html
video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJH4rylVATU

Sounds like we are almost all susceptible to natures disasters no matter where we are.  Might as well be enjoying our time on the beach while worrying about them.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bayareabobby on June 06, 2007, 02:56:22 PM
I have heard that hurricanes negatively impact studying and preparing for exams.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on June 06, 2007, 04:45:06 PM
Everyone is welcome to come to my house in case of a hurricane- actually that wouldnt be good seeing as how I live on the water, but you can all come to my husband's parents house. We can all carpool and arrive alive back at school
But honestly, all waves are pointing to a really active season this year- it may not be bad but El Nino/Nina isn't around to help so it will probably be bad. Advice: gas in FL runs out 2 days before the hurricane- keep your car on F until November
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jumpyoulikeabattery on June 06, 2007, 07:37:43 PM
I live in Florida, and the news always says it's going to be a bad hurricane season.  My sentiment is that it's only bad if one hits you...

But seriously, hurricanes aren't anything to be too scared about.  It just causes a lot of property damage b/c of high winds and minor flooding.  But I guess I'm not an expert, I've only been in a category 3 (and 2 and 1 and 1....) before in the '05 storm season.

Plus, hurricane parties rock. 

as you said, youve never been in a bad one

hurricanes suck, esp when you lose power for days (or weeks)



We didn't have power for weeks after Charley.  I would consider that a major hurricane.

I'm just saying it's nothing to be scared about.  There are plenty of natural disasters that are more fatal.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on June 07, 2007, 12:20:07 AM
After Hurricane Andrew hit, the tri-county area (Miami-Dade/Broward/Palm Beach) began to enforce ridiculously strict building codes that make buildings much stronger than they used to be. An attempt to make these codes state-wide failed in the mid-1990s after successful lobbying from the construction industry.

Long story short: Miami will not suffer anywhere near the damage other areas do/will by a hurricane of the same strength. The buidling codes here are extremely, ridiculously strict. Many buildings can resist a 7.0 earthquake, let alone a hurricane.

When hurricanes come to Miami, it is basiclly an issue of falling trees and signs, broken windows, some flooding, and no electricty. A month later, things are back to normal.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on June 07, 2007, 05:38:34 AM
its the flooding and lack of power that sucks.

as stated, the winds are bad, but not that big a deal.

although, they do shake the building...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on June 07, 2007, 05:43:20 AM
I just think its funny that people think that just because of stricter building codes another Andrew sized storm won't be as bad. Sure, not as many places will collapse but it doesn't take much for the entire city to be under water.
And there are still some places that don't have power, I was reading about it yesterday.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on June 07, 2007, 05:51:20 AM
I just think its funny that people think that just because of stricter building codes another Andrew sized storm won't be as bad. Sure, not as many places will collapse but it doesn't take much for the entire city to be underWATER.
And there are still some places that don't have power, I was reading about it yesterday.

true dat  :(
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on June 07, 2007, 06:08:58 AM
I live in Florida, and the news always says it's going to be a bad hurricane season.  My sentiment is that it's only bad if one hits you...

But seriously, hurricanes aren't anything to be too scared about.  It just causes a lot of property damage b/c of high winds and minor flooding.  But I guess I'm not an expert, I've only been in a category 3 (and 2 and 1 and 1....) before in the '05 storm season.

Plus, hurricane parties rock. 

TITCR

It's really not that big of a deal. Yeah, the power being out sucks when it's hot out but you've never HAD pizza till you've cooked a (previously)  frozen one a charcoal grill  ;D

If you are worried about the power going out, try to get a place near the hospital (forget the name of the one near UM) since they are always the first to get their power back.

The advice somebody gave about gas is good but I'd add that things like batteries tend to sell out quick too. Also, you might consider getting a good weather radio with SAME technology (allows you to program only specific counties for which you want an alert so the thing isn't going off all the time).
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on June 07, 2007, 09:49:34 AM
I just think its funny that people think that just because of stricter building codes another Andrew sized storm won't be as bad. Sure, not as many places will collapse but it doesn't take much for the entire city to be under water.
And there are still some places that don't have power, I was reading about it yesterday.

Actually, thanks to the storm draining systems in the counties, it takes a lot for the city to be underwater.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on June 07, 2007, 04:46:13 PM
I just think its funny that people think that just because of stricter building codes another Andrew sized storm won't be as bad. Sure, not as many places will collapse but it doesn't take much for the entire city to be under water.
And there are still some places that don't have power, I was reading about it yesterday.

Actually, thanks to the storm draining systems in the counties, it takes a lot for the city to be underwater.

right. But where does it drain to?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: VTMercutio on June 08, 2007, 03:25:31 AM
The middle of UM campus  :)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: SophistAKAted on June 08, 2007, 06:33:02 PM
Aside from all the Hurricane predictions, I was scared out my ass today in class just off the thunder and lightening. The trees looked like they were going to fly in the classroom! It didn't seem to surprise anyone else, except for the only other student from Cali. My friend said not to worry about it, and that lightning is normal out here and a few people have gotten struck but it's something you'll get use to...sheeet not me! Not only that but the rain is very odd. It rains in some spots and not in others. Today we were walking and it began to rain, my friend said "stand right here"(about 2 feet to the right) "it's not raining right here" haha this is crazy. It was funny cuz the right side of my outfit was wet but the left side wasn't, how crazy it that?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: SophistAKAted on June 08, 2007, 06:51:12 PM


pretty much sums it up.  so i guess we can expect some sort of rebel bay area crew at UM that will always complain about the humidity and 90 degree summer weather.  haha.

i was actually really homesick in my first year of undergrad at michigan.  the main difference was that i knew that i would return home upon graduation.  for law school, i likely won't return home for good until maybe 5 years after graduation.  so yeah, i will probably move to coral gables early enough so that i can adjust to the humidity and homesickness.  haha.
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Yea we already have a rebel crew, but it's more of a Cali crew. We tend to come together and stick together for some odd reason, no matter how different we are from each other. It's like we understand each other better than everyone else. Don't get me wrong, I think everyone up here is coo too, especially the one's from Florida. I'm still homesick tho :-[ but I think it has a lot to do with the fact that i'm sitting in this jail cell looking dorm in this awful weather, and I can't leave cuz I don't have a car out here. While my friends in Cali are all enjoying the Cali sun.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on June 09, 2007, 10:38:32 AM
I just wanted to make sure you all knew about the discussion board on the UM site for incoming 1L's:

http://messageboard.chatuniversity.com/law%5Fmiami/

and give you the link to the facebook group incase you haven't joined it yet:

http://okstate.facebook.com/p.php?i=17102137&k=4f2b37c819
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on June 11, 2007, 07:35:37 AM
I just wanted to make sure you all knew about the discussion board on the UM site for incoming 1L's:
http://messageboard.chatuniversity.com/law%5Fmiami/

and give you the link to the facebook group incase you haven't joined it yet:

http://okstate.facebook.com/p.php?i=17102137&k=4f2b37c819

Does anybody post to it tho?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on June 11, 2007, 10:06:43 AM
I just think its funny that people think that just because of stricter building codes another Andrew sized storm won't be as bad. Sure, not as many places will collapse but it doesn't take much for the entire city to be under water.
And there are still some places that don't have power, I was reading about it yesterday.

Actually, thanks to the storm draining systems in the counties, it takes a lot for the city to be underwater.

right. But where does it drain to?

The Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. There's a reason Miami is not prone to major flooding despite being a mecca for heavy rain.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on June 11, 2007, 11:19:08 AM
I just wanted to make sure you all knew about the discussion board on the UM site for incoming 1L's:
http://messageboard.chatuniversity.com/law%5Fmiami/

and give you the link to the facebook group incase you haven't joined it yet:

http://okstate.facebook.com/p.php?i=17102137&k=4f2b37c819

Does anybody post to it tho?

There are a about 20 people posting things about housing, but other than that...nothing.  I just thought I'd throw it out there for you guys though, keep everyone in the loop on everything. 
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Post by: jillibean on June 11, 2007, 02:49:39 PM
I just think its funny that people think that just because of stricter building codes another Andrew sized storm won't be as bad. Sure, not as many places will collapse but it doesn't take much for the entire city to be under water.
And there are still some places that don't have power, I was reading about it yesterday.

Actually, thanks to the storm draining systems in the counties, it takes a lot for the city to be underwater.

right. But where does it drain to?

The Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. There's a reason Miami is not prone to major flooding despite being a mecca for heavy rain.

That's not accurate. I thought common sense of geography would kick in at some point but I guess not.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on June 11, 2007, 07:01:40 PM
what are some good inexpensive! areas for an anglo to live that speaks zero spanish?
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Post by: tenderhooligan on June 11, 2007, 08:24:10 PM
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what are some good inexpensive! areas for an anglo to live that speaks zero spanish?

oh ya know..they pretty much don't exist. hahaha
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on June 12, 2007, 05:29:04 AM
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what are some good inexpensive! areas for an anglo to live that speaks zero spanish?

oh ya know..they pretty much don't exist. hahaha

bummer
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Post by: jillibean on June 12, 2007, 05:42:31 AM
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what are some good inexpensive! areas for an anglo to live that speaks zero spanish?

oh ya know..they pretty much don't exist. hahaha

bummer

are you intrested in Miami blue?
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Post by: ->Soon on June 12, 2007, 06:11:16 AM
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what are some good inexpensive! areas for an anglo to live that speaks zero spanish?

oh ya know..they pretty much don't exist. hahaha

bummer

are you intrested in Miami blue?

perhaps FIU.  miami is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too $$$ for what i need...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on June 12, 2007, 02:43:45 PM
So is anyone going to defer until 2008? I found the e-mail to be intresting especially the fact that so many people chose Miami this year.
Ah, well. More friends. More competition
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Post by: mason338 on June 12, 2007, 06:31:28 PM
I'm not deferring, I wonder just how over enrolled (not the right word combo but I'm lazy right now) they are
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Post by: Reesespbcup on June 13, 2007, 08:17:20 AM
So is anyone going to defer until 2008? I found the e-mail to be intresting especially the fact that so many people chose Miami this year.
Ah, well. More friends. More competition

I thought seriously about writing back, "Sure, I'll defer, if you give me some money!"
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Post by: jillibean on June 13, 2007, 03:59:37 PM
So is anyone going to defer until 2008? I found the e-mail to be intresting especially the fact that so many people chose Miami this year.
Ah, well. More friends. More competition

I thought seriously about writing back, "Sure, I'll defer, if you give me some money!"

I thought the same thing!!! I was like-- well, maybe if you give me enough to make it matter than we can work something out. But I am too far deep to defer now- loan, housing, etc. I guess all that stuff can be reversed but I keep telling myself I'm too far deep as to say "there's no backing out now"
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Post by: superrob-rp7 on June 13, 2007, 07:13:29 PM
So is anyone going to defer until 2008? I found the e-mail to be intresting especially the fact that so many people chose Miami this year.
Ah, well. More friends. More competition

I thought the timing of the e-mail was also interesting.  A lot of schools have 6/15 second deposit dates, so some may have withdrawn had they waited a little longer.  That they didn't indicates the level of over-enrollment I guess - very.   
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on June 14, 2007, 09:07:04 AM
Realistically, for all we know they send this out every year as a way to get people to withdraw if they aren't attending. If it is unusual, I just hope it doesn't cause the section sizes to be much bigger-- I didn't sign up for a 100-person-section-size!

Jilli, I keep saying the same thing about not backing out. I am freaking out a bit now...I mean I've had a job since I was 15! I don't think I've ever lived on 7k a year! (7k is what is left over after tuition and assuming 12k/year for housing).  :P
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on June 14, 2007, 10:05:02 AM
Realistically, for all we know they send this out every year as a way to get people to withdraw if they aren't attending. If it is unusual, I just hope it doesn't cause the section sizes to be much bigger-- I didn't sign up for a 100-person-section-size!

Jilli, I keep saying the same thing about not backing out. I am freaking out a bit now...I mean I've had a job since I was 15! I don't think I've ever lived on 7k a year! (7k is what is left over after tuition and assuming 12k/year for housing).  :P

with an acceptance rate near 39%, I'm sure they do it frequently....what blows is that most can't receive scholarships because there are so many admits and people dying to get in off the waiting list....I'm also pretty sure that one wouldn't keep a scholarship if he/she deferred.
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Post by: OSU_Fiji on June 18, 2007, 11:05:21 AM
Has anyone already purchased their all sports pass??  Being only $52 I figured I would go ahead and purchase it but I'm not sure how I go about doing that or if it is automatically added to my tuition unless I request otherwise or what.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on June 18, 2007, 06:46:21 PM
I'm deferring.  I hope I'm making the right decision, but I wish all of you good luck this fall!

why?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on June 19, 2007, 08:21:11 AM
Well, to be honest I need to get my finances and life straightened out before I move down.  I was going to have my parents help me out but it would have put a huge strain on them.  Taking the time to work and make some extra cash/pay my debts seems like the right thing to do.  I really wasn't thinking about deferring until they sent the email, but after considering my options it started to make a lot of sense.  Plus, I'm only 21--I'm in no rush.

smart girl!

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on June 19, 2007, 10:56:22 AM
Well, to be honest I need to get my finances and life straightened out before I move down.  I was going to have my parents help me out but it would have put a huge strain on them.  Taking the time to work and make some extra cash/pay my debts seems like the right thing to do.  I really wasn't thinking about deferring until they sent the email, but after considering my options it started to make a lot of sense.  Plus, I'm only 21--I'm in no rush.

so your request was approved???
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: donvito on June 19, 2007, 02:03:25 PM
and im withdrawing.  gotta call up admissions so i can get my partial deposit refund.

i got a last second acceptance to brooklyn.  they're giving me 15k/yr, whereas miami was giving me none.  for me to turn down a 3rd school with a hefty scholarship over miami with no money would be just stupid.  in addition, i was never blown away with the area.  i just got back from NYC and loved the city.  i do eventually plan to end up in S FL...but maybe 5-6 years from now.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Forget Money, Read a Book on June 19, 2007, 03:32:38 PM
and im withdrawing.  gotta call up admissions so i can get my partial deposit refund.

i got a last second acceptance to brooklyn.  they're giving me 15k/yr, whereas miami was giving me none.  for me to turn down a 3rd school with a hefty scholarship over miami with no money would be just stupid.  in addition, i was never blown away with the area.  i just got back from NYC and loved the city.  i do eventually plan to end up in S FL...but maybe 5-6 years from now.

fair enough....good luck to ya!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: swarty on June 19, 2007, 04:33:15 PM
Hey guys, my name is Ryan, and I'll be joining you all the U this fall.  I recognize some of you from facebook. Did everybody get a postcard reminding us to send in our final transcript from our undergrad schools? I lost my postcard, so I'm just curious what the deadline is for sending in the transcript.  Thanks for the help, and I'm stoked to meet you guys soon. 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on June 19, 2007, 07:16:23 PM
Ryan, I went to my undergrad registrar's office today and had them send the transcript, but I think you're fine any time up until school starts but don't quote me on that.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on June 20, 2007, 05:45:55 AM
BTW, swarty I recommend that you just delete  your last name on that post
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Post by: jillibean on June 20, 2007, 04:52:01 PM
So I got the health plan thingie in the mail today- it went up $200 dollars or so but I'm a little confused about why they consider it aqequate coverage- they dont really cover anything except basic basics like a physical and mostly stuff you can get from the health center at the school. God forbid I get in an accident and need to get a CT scan or something because they don't cover that.
Also, is anyone going to the pre-orienation event., Its this Friday I think. If guess you would already have to be in Miami to go.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on June 22, 2007, 09:31:49 AM
Hey guys, my name is Ryan, and I'll be joining you all the U this fall.  I recognize some of you from facebook. Did everybody get a postcard reminding us to send in our final transcript from our undergrad schools? I lost my postcard, so I'm just curious what the deadline is for sending in the transcript.  Thanks for the help, and I'm stoked to meet you guys soon. 

You have until orientation (whenever that is...)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on June 23, 2007, 09:08:18 PM
Something to look at:
http://www.lawfirmdiscussion.com/compensation/miami07salary.php
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on June 24, 2007, 12:33:11 PM
Something to strive for
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Post by: bittrsweet on June 25, 2007, 08:38:25 AM
i'll be poking along on my $40,000 for public interest law. oh well.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on June 25, 2007, 10:54:13 AM
i'll be poking along on my $40,000 for public interest law. oh well.

with meeami debt?

 :o :o :o :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on June 25, 2007, 05:10:04 PM
i'll be poking along on my $40,000 for public interest law. oh well.

with meeami debt?

 :o :o :o :'( :'( :'(

I think she got a full scholarship so she probably will have very little debt
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on June 25, 2007, 06:23:13 PM
no debt, luckily.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on June 25, 2007, 06:24:52 PM
By the way, I'm in Section D.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on June 25, 2007, 08:27:31 PM
wait--how do you know? i thought we didn't get that info until the last day of orientation...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on June 25, 2007, 09:46:17 PM
wait--how do you know? i thought we didn't get that info until the last day of orientation...

if you havnet already joined the facebook group, then you should do so and if you have then one of the discussion topics tells you how to find out what section you are in.  There are also a lot of other people posting what section they are in on the same board.  I am section G!  Did any of you guys get to attend the pre-orientation event?
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Post by: OkieAaron on June 26, 2007, 09:52:25 AM
Big Daddy, you better get back to work!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on June 26, 2007, 02:19:35 PM
so blackboard would be down for updating when i want to look for my section  :'(
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on June 29, 2007, 06:38:28 AM
So, if we know what section we are in, do we know what classes we will have? Anyway, I thought section was determined alphabetically by last name usually, no?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on June 29, 2007, 09:22:33 AM
So, if we know what section we are in, do we know what classes we will have? Anyway, I thought section was determined alphabetically by last name usually, no?

Yes, once blackboard is back up, you can see what classes you have and the names of the professors.  I think blackboards down for atleast a few more days though. 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on July 06, 2007, 10:34:15 AM
so blackboard was supposed to back up yesterday. it's "momentarily" still out two days later. coming from a major technology school, UM is worrying me a bit.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on July 06, 2007, 10:50:27 AM
I got on this morning.  :-\
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on July 06, 2007, 04:11:02 PM
maybe it doesn't like me  ???
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Reesespbcup on July 06, 2007, 04:19:52 PM
Try this:

1. Log onto myUM (if you have not done this yet, you'll have set up a password, etc but it's very straightforward)

2. On the top row of tabs, click on Student, then Academic from the drop-down menu

3.Under Online Resources on the right, click on Blackboard

4. To log into Blackboard, your username is your UMiami e-mail alias (found on the myUM homescreen when you log in) and you need to choose a password

5. INSTEAD of going to the "courses" tab, click the little pencil at the top of the My Current Courses box.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on July 06, 2007, 04:39:13 PM
Try this:

1. Log onto myUM (if you have not done this yet, you'll have set up a password, etc but it's very straightforward)

2. On the top row of tabs, click on Student, then Academic from the drop-down menu

3.Under Online Resources on the right, click on Blackboard

4. To log into Blackboard, your username is your UMiami e-mail alias (found on the myUM homescreen when you log in) and you need to choose a password

5. INSTEAD of going to the "courses" tab, click the little pencil at the top of the My Current Courses box.


well, and maybe this is only happening to me, but as soon as i click on blackboard, i get that blackboard is momentarily unavailable. so it doesn't even let me log-in.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on July 06, 2007, 04:51:27 PM
<sigh> i swear i didn't do anything differently, except this time it worked. lol. i feel very intelligent...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on July 12, 2007, 09:37:38 PM
hey, is anyone going to any of the pre-orientation events or are we too cool for that...
http://www.law.miami.edu/orientation/pre-orientation_events.html (http://www.law.miami.edu/orientation/pre-orientation_events.html)

oh, and i'm tentatively in section E.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on July 13, 2007, 11:32:24 AM
WAAAAY too cool for that stuff!! haha jk  I'm not in MIA yet but I plan on attending the events when I do get there August 4th, 8th and 11th.  They sound pretty fun anyway, a beach party, a night no South Beach and bowling all sounds like a good time.  Plus, I talked to a couple of people who went to the first event and they said it was actually a pretty good time and good to meet people.  But hey, maybe I'm just a nerd.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on July 15, 2007, 06:59:11 PM
has anyone going to Miami calculated out what their debt is going to be?

care to share?  and whats your living situation?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on July 17, 2007, 05:48:47 AM
has anyone going to Miami calculated out what their debt is going to be?

care to share?  and whats your living situation?

My debt will be huge. I'm getting an inheritance soon but I'm just saving all of that until after graduation. Since I don't have a scholarship I'm borrowing 52K this year plus 2 for my computer. I figure next year when my husband comes down I will only need to borrow enough for tuition for 2 years since both he and I will be working. So for 3 years my debt will be around 130-140 K I suppose.

Also, a question about the whole Canecard thing? I uploaded a picture (A horrible one by the way) yesterday from the e-mail we all got but It didn't ask me any questions like who I was or anything. Isn't that a tad bit strange?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on July 17, 2007, 05:53:49 AM
has anyone going to Miami calculated out what their debt is going to be?

care to share?  and whats your living situation?

My debt will be huge. I'm getting an inheritance soon but I'm just saving all of that until after graduation. Since I don't have a scholarship I'm borrowing 52K this year plus 2 for my computer. I figure next year when my husband comes down I will only need to borrow enough for tuition for 2 years since both he and I will be working. So for 3 years my debt will be around 130-140 K I suppose.

Also, a question about the whole Canecard thing? I uploaded a picture (A horrible one by the way) yesterday from the e-mail we all got but It didn't ask me any questions like who I was or anything. Isn't that a tad bit strange?


 :o :o :o

ouch!
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on July 18, 2007, 03:42:33 PM
ouch is right, but its what the majority of the kids here are taking out (myself included), just look at it as an investment Yo Da Blue.

Jillibean, I thought it was a little strange as well but I guess the links in the email were personalized for each person they were sent to. So you got a different link than me and so forth. At least I hope so, I think I'm going to email them to make sure my picture was within their standards.

Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on July 19, 2007, 02:17:17 PM
Quote
Also, a question about the whole Canecard thing? I uploaded a picture (A horrible one by the way) yesterday from the e-mail we all got but It didn't ask me any questions like who I was or anything. Isn't that a tad bit strange?

I too thought it was stranged but called them the other day to make sure that I sent in the correct size and all that jazz and they said it was ready to be picked up.  So, I assume that Josh is correct in that each of us had an individualized link, or something along those lines.

Has anyone bought books or study aids yet???

Hows the weather been in Miami, for any of you who are already there?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: broyle99 on July 19, 2007, 05:23:41 PM
I suspect that your section number is the letter denoted in your course number (Ex: LAW014E - PROPERTY) meaning that I'm in section "E", is that true?

Thanx
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on July 19, 2007, 06:16:38 PM
yes, thats true
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on July 19, 2007, 06:39:47 PM
for those of you that got scholarships, how much and what were your numbers?
any special circumstances?
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Post by: J Five on July 25, 2007, 12:58:38 PM
Just out of curiosity, how much are you guys paying monthly for rent?  I'll be paying $950 and living with one other person.  :-\
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on July 26, 2007, 05:45:18 AM
Just out of curiosity, how much are you guys paying monthly for rent?  I'll be paying $950 and living with one other person.  :-\

I'm living in the University Village and I pay 800 a month.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jer on July 26, 2007, 06:27:09 AM
i was seriously thinking about miami, but i applied late and didn't get any scholarship money.  so i'm going to smu.
just closed on a 2 bed, 2 bath condo a mile from the law school parking garage.  mortgage will come to about $1100 a month, but that includes the HOA dues (which covers all utilities).  i'll just have to pay for cable/internet/cell phone.  i just tell myself it's an investment and i won't be wasting money on rent.  and no yardwork! yay!

enjoy the sun in miami.  tons of stuff to do when you do have free time
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on July 27, 2007, 06:56:50 AM
for those of you going to miami

are you planning on staying and working in miami?

if so, how will you handle spanish?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on July 27, 2007, 04:24:02 PM
for those of you going to miami

are you planning on staying and working in miami?

if so, how will you handle spanish?

I started to just browse through aftercollege.com and there are good legal jobs for attorneys in Miami-- some even paid 160K-- but ALL of the ones I look at REQUIRED you to know Spanish or at least Porteguese or Creole. I'm going to invest in a Rosetta Stone program. It's only like $200 for both sets
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on July 27, 2007, 04:40:18 PM
for those of you going to miami

are you planning on staying and working in miami?

if so, how will you handle spanish?

I started to just browse through aftercollege.com and there are good legal jobs for attorneys in Miami-- some even paid 160K-- but ALL of the ones I look at REQUIRED you to know Spanish or at least Porteguese or Creole. I'm going to invest in a Rosetta Stone program. It's only like $200 for both sets


so, your planning on staying?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on July 28, 2007, 01:05:51 PM
for those of you going to miami

are you planning on staying and working in miami?

if so, how will you handle spanish?

I started to just browse through aftercollege.com and there are good legal jobs for attorneys in Miami-- some even paid 160K-- but ALL of the ones I look at REQUIRED you to know Spanish or at least Porteguese or Creole. I'm going to invest in a Rosetta Stone program. It's only like $200 for both sets


so, your planning on staying?

No, but if I get a great job then I will. It just seems like it's better to be prepared just in case right?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: billthethrill on July 29, 2007, 08:29:01 PM
I'm going to invest in a Rosetta Stone program. It's only like $200 for both sets


Good luck with that.  Not much time to learn a foreign language in law school.  Many more important things to do.  I will acknowledge that many of the clerking jobs want spanish, but there are a lot of jobs that don't and for the ones that do you will be competing with all the native spanish speakers who will blow you out of the water.

I worked for a firm where none of the partners spoke spanish, all the secretaries did so it was never a problem.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on July 29, 2007, 11:25:34 PM
In the 80s and 90s you could get away with getting a good legal job in Miami without speaking Spanish or Portuguese. Today, no way. If you can't speak Spanish or Portuguese (or French Creole for some firms), it is extremely difficult to get a good legal job in Miami. Spanish is the primary language spoken in Miami, not English. Just like you can't find a good legal job in Montreal if you don't speak French.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on July 30, 2007, 02:43:33 PM
In the 80s and 90s you could get away with getting a good legal job in Miami without speaking Spanish or Portuguese. Today, no way. If you can't speak Spanish or Portuguese (or French Creole for some firms), it is extremely difficult to get a good legal job in Miami. Spanish is the primary language spoken in Miami, not English. Just like you can't find a good legal job in Montreal if you don't speak French.

Yep- and it seems like it from all those job postings. Regardless of how much time I may not have I can still put some aside to learn a language. Something is better than nothing I assume.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on July 30, 2007, 03:47:04 PM
In the 80s and 90s you could get away with getting a good legal job in Miami without speaking Spanish or Portuguese. Today, no way. If you can't speak Spanish or Portuguese (or French Creole for some firms), it is extremely difficult to get a good legal job in Miami. Spanish is the primary language spoken in Miami, not English. Just like you can't find a good legal job in Montreal if you don't speak French.

Yep- and it seems like it from all those job postings. Regardless of how much time I may not have I can still put some aside to learn a language. Something is better than nothing I assume.

more than likely, youll end up north of aventura
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on July 30, 2007, 06:42:23 PM
In the 80s and 90s you could get away with getting a good legal job in Miami without speaking Spanish or Portuguese. Today, no way. If you can't speak Spanish or Portuguese (or French Creole for some firms), it is extremely difficult to get a good legal job in Miami. Spanish is the primary language spoken in Miami, not English. Just like you can't find a good legal job in Montreal if you don't speak French.

Yep- and it seems like it from all those job postings. Regardless of how much time I may not have I can still put some aside to learn a language. Something is better than nothing I assume.

more than likely, youll end up north of aventura

Or north of Boca Raton, becuase Spanish is just as important in Fort Lauderdale these days.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on August 01, 2007, 05:47:57 AM
WAAAAY too cool for that stuff!! haha jk  I'm not in MIA yet but I plan on attending the events when I do get there August 4th, 8th and 11th.  They sound pretty fun anyway, a beach party, a night no South Beach and bowling all sounds like a good time.  Plus, I talked to a couple of people who went to the first event and they said it was actually a pretty good time and good to meet people.  But hey, maybe I'm just a nerd.

eh, then i'm a nerd too...anyway, probably can't make anything until after mother dearest leaves, so maybe i'll come to the event on the 8th, and definitely south beach sounds great.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: J Five on August 02, 2007, 01:32:12 PM
Seeing as how Spanish is going to be a major hurdle for those of us hoping to eventually work in Miami, would it be possible to take undergrad Spanish courses during the summer?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on August 02, 2007, 01:38:49 PM
prob be better to try and go for an immersion course...
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: J Five on August 02, 2007, 02:15:22 PM
In the 80s and 90s you could get away with getting a good legal job in Miami without speaking Spanish or Portuguese. Today, no way. If you can't speak Spanish or Portuguese (or French Creole for some firms), it is extremely difficult to get a good legal job in Miami. Spanish is the primary language spoken in Miami, not English. Just like you can't find a good legal job in Montreal if you don't speak French.
If this truly is the case, then I feel that I've been lied to by UM Law's office of admissions.  I outright asked a law admissions officer if Spanish would be required to get a good job out of law school, and while I was informed that it would be to my benefit to have at least a moderate level of competency, I was outright told that it is absolutely not necessary to know Spanish/Portuguese and a lack of understanding of either language shouldn't be of major concern in landing a good legal job.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on August 02, 2007, 02:49:12 PM
In the 80s and 90s you could get away with getting a good legal job in Miami without speaking Spanish or Portuguese. Today, no way. If you can't speak Spanish or Portuguese (or French Creole for some firms), it is extremely difficult to get a good legal job in Miami. Spanish is the primary language spoken in Miami, not English. Just like you can't find a good legal job in Montreal if you don't speak French.
If this truly is the case, then I feel that I've been lied to by UM Law's office of admissions.  I outright asked a law admissions officer if Spanish would be required to get a good job out of law school, and while I was informed that it would be to my benefit to have at least a moderate level of competency, I was outright told that it is absolutely not necessary to know Spanish/Portuguese and a lack of understanding of either language shouldn't be of major concern in landing a good legal job.

did they say it wouldnt be a problem in miami, or just it wouldnt be a problem?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: keelee on August 02, 2007, 08:48:04 PM
In the 80s and 90s you could get away with getting a good legal job in Miami without speaking Spanish or Portuguese. Today, no way. If you can't speak Spanish or Portuguese (or French Creole for some firms), it is extremely difficult to get a good legal job in Miami. Spanish is the primary language spoken in Miami, not English. Just like you can't find a good legal job in Montreal if you don't speak French.
If this truly is the case, then I feel that I've been lied to by UM Law's office of admissions.  I outright asked a law admissions officer if Spanish would be required to get a good job out of law school, and while I was informed that it would be to my benefit to have at least a moderate level of competency, I was outright told that it is absolutely not necessary to know Spanish/Portuguese and a lack of understanding of either language shouldn't be of major concern in landing a good legal job.

Well, the definition of "good legal job" is pretty vague. When I used it, I should have said BigLaw, because that was what I was referring to, so sorry I did not make that clear. If you don't speak Spanish or Portuguese, BigLaw in Miami is difficult to get if you don't have something extraordinary to make up for it. Though it is still possible to get BigLaw in Fort Lauderdale, and certainly possible to get it in West Palm Beach, which pays identical to Miami (and has a cheaper cost of living).

I would assume any public interest law in Miami would absolutely require Spanish, Portuguese, or French Creole, because those are the native languages of the people you would mainly be working with.

I would definitely call up some firms in Miami or go to their websites to get definite answers. I personally did look at some, and everything said "Spanish or Portuguese fluency required" or "strongly preferred" (which is basically a nice way of saying "required"). Some firms even listed Hebrew, Italian, and French (all three which are pretty widely spoken in parts of Miami, especially in Miami's business circles), though in general, I didn't see one that didn't ask for a second language. 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: bittrsweet on August 09, 2007, 08:15:10 AM
hey, not to do away with these more serious subjects, but is anyone going to the pre-orientation south beach thing this saturday night? i met a very nice girl at law day and we're definitely going to meet up, and i have my best friend visiting so we're going to go. i was just wondering if anyone else would be interesting in meeting up beforehand, possibly i could host some sort of pre-gaming event at my apartment since it's right across from campus, and we could all head down to this club jazid afterwards. i have a car, albeit a very teeny sporty-ish one. maybe the metrorail (does it go to south beach?) or splitting cab fair would be more practical.

i'm a little wary of posting my cell on here, but here's my AIM sn: bittrsweet27. little easier to communicate than on here.

anyway, hope everyone is settled in and getting used to the heat! i suppose i'll be seeing all of you very soon =)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on August 09, 2007, 11:08:02 AM
From what I've heard everone I have spoken to is definately going to the south beach thing. So it will be good to meet alot of other 1Ls.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: OSU_Fiji on August 09, 2007, 01:10:40 PM
I'll be going to the South Beach thing and the other event tonight sponsored by APALSA.  So I'm getting excited for the awkwardness of not knowing a soul when I walk in! lol

*Sonali I got your fb message today as well and think it would be awesome to get a group together before hand at your place or wherever.  I'll call you tomorrow to make sure its still on.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on August 09, 2007, 04:50:53 PM
I got your message on facebook today too. sounds like a great idea except I wont be down until the next day-- I've been spending the last days of my life packing and packing and packing.
See ya'll at orientation.

BTW, anyone else doing the HOPE thing?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: law-school graduate on August 11, 2007, 10:26:33 PM
Keelee,

You are misinformed.  Proficiency in Spanish--and Portuguese, to a lesser extent--is important in Miami.  But you don't need to be able to speak them to land job in a large firm.  The most important factors that large South Florida law firms take into account are top grades or a top school or both and ties to South Florida.  Many students with ties to South Florida speak Spanish.  But language proficiency is not a prerequisite to landing a job in a large firm.       
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: lifewasted on August 12, 2007, 02:54:22 PM
jillibean, i will be doing the HOPE activity tomorrow.

to those who went, how was the south beach night?  i was not able to make it...kind of a bummer.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: AspenLizzy on August 15, 2007, 08:36:47 PM
I'm having a really tough time rooting y'all out.  I've been asking people if they used this site and they have no idea what I'm talking about.  On the plus side it makes me feel like I might know a thing or two more about what to expect in 1L, but I feel a little guily (and nerdy) that I know too much.  OMG could this be a violation of the honor code?  ;D  Come say hi to me if you spot me.

<--- White girl with big red hair.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on August 18, 2007, 05:59:07 PM
anyone have an idea how long it takes to learn spanish if your in a spanish dominant area? (like mee-ami)

if dating a smoking hot latina will help, ill do it...  (http://fotos.subefotos.com/547a52c764893e3df620c688e20a6ddex.jpg)
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on August 18, 2007, 09:01:20 PM
Aspenlizza me and OSUFIJI hang out.. im in section F what section are you in
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on August 19, 2007, 06:54:45 PM
Aspenlizza me and OSUFIJI hang out.. im in section F what section are you in


So does section F not have any work to do? because I have been reading like crazy all weekend. I just finished....
And how come I haven't seen any of you except for bittersweet?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on August 22, 2007, 06:00:13 PM
how yall liking it so far?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on August 26, 2007, 10:43:32 AM
hey

what language are the movies at the theater in? 
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: mason338 on August 29, 2007, 05:17:03 PM
Yoda, your views on miami are a little exaggerated. Granted if you goto the grocery store or something of the like the people are going to be speaking spanish, big deal. If it is really that much of a problem you can usually find someone there that can speak english as well, and the movies are in English.  Jillibean the work has been sort of slow for us, but I am sure it will all even out as we progress throughout the year? If you've been reading constantly I'm assuming you are in A or B. If B I truly feel sorry for you.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: AspenLizzy on September 05, 2007, 12:41:15 PM
I'm in A.  That may have something to do with why I haven't checked this page in two weeks.  I just cut my big red hair and I can usually be found smoking in front of the law library, but today I'm rockin it in the Cuban Collection on the 2nd floor of Richter.  This place is awesome to study, super quiet, surrounded by priceless works of art and historical artifacts and they give you a locker at the desk.  I kind of miss everyone stressing in the law library, though, it's such a motivator.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on September 06, 2007, 12:24:58 PM
http://www.city-data.com/forum/miami/80922-20-reasons-south-florida-doesn-t.html

2. Every night is Skinny Coke Girl Night

No matter how many trends fly through the Magic City, Skinny Coke Girl will forever be a classic Miami look. Think Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface, only bonier and more obnoxious. On weekends, Skinny Coke Girls can be spotted balancing their strawlike legs atop 5-inch Christian Louboutins. A 4-ounce plastic cup of Grey Goose and tonic looks like a Big Gulp in their slender, shaking yet perfectly manicured hands. Skinny Coke Girls are so efficient at partying that some nightclubs pay them just to hang out and recruit more of their kind. All they have to do is act as if they're having a killer time by blowing air kisses and randomly texting people on their T-Mobile Sidekicks. Men in shiny shirts and sugar daddies tend to be drawn to this look, perhaps because the more emaciated your date is, the more room you have to show off your loud Versace shirt.

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: jillibean on September 07, 2007, 04:09:17 PM
I'm in A.  That may have something to do with why I haven't checked this page in two weeks.  I just cut my big red hair and I can usually be found smoking in front of the law library, but today I'm rockin it in the Cuban Collection on the 2nd floor of Richter.  This place is awesome to study, super quiet, surrounded by priceless works of art and historical artifacts and they give you a locker at the desk.  I kind of miss everyone stressing in the law library, though, it's such a motivator.
I have CivPro with you then. I'll look for you
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Butters Stotch on September 08, 2007, 02:10:12 PM
51-13  :D
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on October 08, 2007, 05:49:23 AM
have you people jinxed their football team?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: ->Soon on March 08, 2008, 08:15:05 PM
so, for those in Miami now, do you find it worth the cost?
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: Just_Chexin on March 08, 2008, 09:38:36 PM
tag.

I would also be interested in hearing everyone's opinion on this institution - I'm seriously looking into it.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: vjm on March 08, 2008, 09:45:15 PM
moi aussi.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: thejacker112 on March 12, 2008, 04:38:29 PM
bump
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: vjm on March 12, 2008, 05:13:00 PM
Good chat with the public interest folks today. Some awesome opportunities, and they seem very focused on finding something that suits your interests. One or two programs really seemed perfect for me. The more I look into it, the more I love this school.

Some other LSDers used the NALP directory to contact alums and ask them about job prospects/ impressions, etc. I will probably have to put it off until next week, but am planning on doing this.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: El_Che on March 12, 2008, 08:23:28 PM
Did the Public Interest chat discuss salaries or career prospects at all? It's hard to break in to and/or survive....
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: steuby on March 12, 2008, 08:43:02 PM
Miami is one of my top choices, if I receive a large scholarship from them. Their beaches don't compensate for the huge tuition rate compared to UF/FSU in-state tuition.
Title: Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
Post by: vjm on March 12, 2008, 09:01:29 PM
Did the Public Interest chat discuss salaries or career prospects at all? It's hard to break in to and/or survive....

Some. Mainly directed at "Holy poo! We aren't going to make anything when we graduate, and you are waaaaaay expensive." It was pretty boilerplate. "We are dedicated to making sure every student is OK...career services...local alums in public service...LRAP"

Miami is one of my top choices, if I receive a large scholarship from them. Their beaches don't compensate for the huge tuition rate compared to UF/FSU in-state tuition.

Amen to that. I would much rather be in Miami for clinics and other opportunities, but UF is so much cheaper. I am hoping for schollys as well.