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Law School Applications / Chances of Xferring from T3 to UNC?
« on: December 30, 2009, 06:55:02 PM »
I recognize most of my answers will come from talking directly with admissions people from UNC, but seeing as how I have to wait before my grades come back anyway, I figured I'd see what yall had to say.

I just finished my first semester at university of missouri kansas city (T3).  I feel good about it, and I have only gotten one final grade back so far but it was an A, and I am pretty confident on my other courses as well.

I am looking to move back to NC, and UNC is the most economical and most prestigious school (Duke is simply out of the question, too much $$$ and a definite long shot).  UNC only accepted 7 students last year but 1) they dont accept transfer students from NC universities and 2) priority goes to NC residents attending out of state schools like myself.

Granted there are a lot of ifs, but assuming I do finish in the top 10 or 15 percent (big assumption!) - is going through the transfer application even worth it?  How hard would this transfer be?

Thanks

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Where should I go next fall? / Louisville worth losing deposit at T3?
« on: April 30, 2009, 09:21:33 AM »
I've put my seat deposit down at Missouri Kansas City as well as a deposit on a apartment.  I was deferred at Louisville, one of my top choices, and will be getting a yay or nay very soon.  I am happy with UMKC, but it keeps bugging me rather or not its worth it to make a last minute switch to Louisville if they come through.  Considering my lease at my current place ends any day now, I kind of need to be prepared to move at a seconds notice if I do get in to U of L.

I am interested in UMKC's family law, and the fact that KC has a larger hispanic community as I speak spanish.  And KC is only 2 hours away, which would make for an easier move.  I am not completely set on one concentration or geographical location.

So my question is this - is U of L that much better to warrant last minute chaos, losing ~$800 in deposits, and paying about 10k more over three years?  My instinct is no, and I think they are both essentially regional schools (#94 versus T3).  Any words of wisdom?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / New Nebraska Rankings are Wrong?
« on: April 23, 2009, 05:08:47 PM »
I just got this email from Nebraska.  I guess they are trying to make sure late deciders don't let the new rankings sway them away.  I thought the rankings were perfect?! ::)
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Dear Admitted Student,

If you follow the U.S. News and World Reports rankings, you might have noticed that the most recent ranking places the University of Nebraska College of Law much lower than it has been in recent years.  Before I go any further, I want to alert you to the fact that this ranking is wrong and was based on incorrect data used by U.S. News.

Last year, Nebraska ranked in the top tier of law schools in the U.S. News rankings.  U.S. News recognizes that it used incorrect data in ranking the University of Nebraska College of Law this year, and we are working to get an estimate of where we would have been if the correct data had been used.  We have no doubt the estimate will place us in the top tier again. 

Unfortunately, despite the mistake, the ranking has been published.  But, again, our ranking in that list is simply wrong.  And while we continue to work with U.S. News to get more information on our corrected, estimated ranking, we want you to know the University of Nebraska College of Law is the same great place it was last year and that we will be next year.

We understand how this incorrect information could be confusing and very much encourage those with questions to feel free to contact us.  As always, we would be happy to personally answer any questions you may have about these rankings or other questions at the Law College.

 

Very truly yours,
Sarah Gloden, J.D.   
Assistant Dean
402-472-1526
gloden@unl.edu 

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Where should I go next fall? / When is transferring worth it?
« on: April 23, 2009, 09:29:42 AM »
At what point is it worth it to transfer out of a Tier 3?  I've heard that the pain of transferring and starting over in a new location is only worth it if you transfer to a top 20 school.  What about top 50?  T2?

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Where should I go next fall? / University Insurance
« on: April 22, 2009, 04:51:42 PM »
Do all Universities pretty much offer the same health coverage?  Is health insurance required?  I looked at mine and the coverage wasn't very stellar.

What do you all do for health insurance?  Better to go through university or try to buy your own?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / T3 & T4 Rankings?
« on: April 21, 2009, 09:17:28 AM »
Anybody have an idea of how the lower tiered schools are doing with the new rankings?  I saw some post that actually broke down the numerical rankings of T3 (100 - 120ish).  Not that it makes a huge difference, but inquiring minds what to know!

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Where should I go next fall? / Upcoming 1L's - Summer Preperations
« on: April 08, 2009, 12:57:58 PM »
I've read a few posts talking about some things upcoming law students can do over the summer to be more prepared for the rigorous first year.  Anyone want to share their plans for summer, or if there are any 2L's or 3L's that can offer some advice on the best way to spend this down time?

I've heard 1000 days to the Bar is a great book to read.  I've also been advised by a dean of admissions to read the paper from a national source to become more aware of current events. 

I personally am taking the summer off from my job, catching up on reading, and volunteering as a court advocate for a non profit.  Anybody else want to share?

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Where should I go next fall? / UMKC '12
« on: April 02, 2009, 05:57:46 PM »
Anyone attending admitted student's weekend or have decided on Kansas City for the fall?

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Is there any particular schools that are renowned for an emphasis in this subject?  Are there rankings for this by Us News?

I have read that there is really no such thing as a "Best Law School for ________" and that all schools pretty much have the same curriculum.  Is that true?

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Where should I go next fall? / Waitlist at Kentucky
« on: March 27, 2009, 11:40:46 AM »
Anyone still on the waitlist at Kentucky?  They reviewed apps yesterday and I am patiently waiting!

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