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« on: April 30, 2005, 02:57:29 PM »
Yeah, I'm from Miss. but attended undergrad at Rockford College. Wierd choice, I know, but they offered me a great scholarship and also gave me a great year studying abroad in London. Back then, I just wanted to get out of the South and see the rest of the country, but I'm surprised how much I've missed it down here. Anyway, back to the apartments, I have a nice place at Old Taylor Place Apartments, on Old Taylor Road just south of the school, across Highway 6. I've already signed a lease there for a two bedroom apartment at $595 a month, which includes full cable. It seems like a nice quiet place that caters mainly to grad students.
« on: April 27, 2005, 09:21:01 PM »
History from Rockford College (northern IL)
No money either...but I'm in state so all is good!
Good to hear from you guys.
« on: April 12, 2005, 11:18:03 PM »
I will be attending Ole Miss next year. I also attended the Open House. There were around 150 admitted students there, and from my conversations with many of them I would say about half of them are definitely coming. We all met in one of the main classrooms on the first floor, met the dean and two law professors, watched a mock class discussion with current 1Ls and were then marched all the way to the football stadium for lunch. Everyone, including the current students, professors, and prospective students seemed very down to earth. Several current students who were not affiliated with the Open House made it a point to congratulate me on being accepted. Overall it was a great experience and I look forward to August. If you have any more questions, please feel free to e-mail me. If you need any more help or advice on Oxford or Mississippi ( i live in northern Miss., an hour from Oxford) just ask.
« on: April 30, 2005, 08:56:30 PM »
Memphis isn't all that bad; I live there! It's got its ups and downs like any large-ish city, but the downtown area is going through a magor renovation, with a new NBA team, great downtown mall and movie theater, and, of course, Beale Street! I have many friends who attend Memphis, including one friend at the law school. The facilities, especially the library, are pretty bad and prone to frequent flooding, but there are definite plans to relocate the entire law school downtown, as a previous poster mentioned. A law degree from Memphis will get you a decent job anywhere in the Mid-South, so don't worry about being stuck in Memphis the rest of your life!
« on: April 30, 2005, 08:46:23 PM »
Yeap, Oxford is amazing. I really can't wait until August. It's funny; I only live an hour from Oxford but I can't seem to find a reason to go visit! A friend of mine did ask me to come down and party with him at one of the fraternities, and although I'm certainly not the frat boy type, I am seriously considering the offer!
« on: April 12, 2005, 10:40:45 PM »
I will be joining you at Ole Miss next year, and I think I might know where you're coming from. Even though I was raised in nearby Memphis, I went to undergrad at Rockford College, just west of Chicago, a town I spent many a weekends in. I can tell you that Oxford will be a big change from Chicago; in many ways, it might remind you of some of the nicer towns in the west suburbs of Chicago, or even Evanston in north Chicago.
Keep in mind that Memphis is only an hour away, so you can still get a bit of the big city feel, not to mention great blues and bbq. The campus is absolutely beautiful; the law school isn't as bad as you have probably heard; it is one of the larger buildings on campus, right across from the Grove (heard of it?) and all of the classrooms are fully wired for internet with plugins for laptops. They are finalizing plans at Ole Miss for a new law school; unfortunately, it won't be complete until after we graduate.
The Oxford Square, just east of the campus, has a great small town feel to it, with one-way streets, a big court house at the center and lots of great places to eat and shop. There are plenty of apartments throughout town, with many complexes clustered to the south on Old Taylor Road (where I just got a place) and to the north of the campus. Coming from Chicago, you will be amazed at how cheap apartments run in Oxford; there are several two bedroom places for under $500.
I went to the Open House; you didn't miss much, just an introduction by two faculty members, a few current students, the Dean, and a tour of the school and lunch at the top of the football stadium. If you need any more information, please feel free to e-mail me. firstname.lastname@example.org
. Hope some of this helps, and I look forward to meeting you!