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Acceptances / Re: University of Minnesota - Deferred, Accepted
« on: March 25, 2008, 10:51:22 PM »
Deferred in late December, still waiting to hear back. I'm really hoping to hear back before April 1.

Also deferred in December. Haven't heard a word from them since. A little frustrating because I was accepted there last year with the same numbers, but decided to take the year off.

Last year I got deferred and then accepted like two weeks later. Weird school as far as deferrals/holds are concerned.

I wouldn't be surprised if they are waiting for their first round of deposits and then reevaluating from there. Might be a while still...

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Cornucopia.

I know that the pic isn't a cornucopia but that's what it reminded me of; and I love that word.

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Law School Applications / Re: how to send deposit?
« on: March 19, 2008, 09:17:03 AM »
As far as I know, and I sent in deposits to two schools last year, there isn't necessarily a form for the seat deposit. So I would suggest writing them a check, noting that it is the seat deposit on the memo line, maybe even enclosing a short letter (if only to hide that you are sending a check in the mail), and sending them an email to let them know that your seat deposit is on the way.

And remember that you're going to law school now, you need to be able to make grown up decisions and solve grown up problems like "how do I send in my seat deposit?"

HTH

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Wait List / Re: Notre Dame's provisional list for Fall '08
« on: March 17, 2008, 02:55:19 AM »
On the list as well. Put on in early January, also heard from admissions that we'd get word sometime in April.

If someone gets in off the waitlist what do you think the chances of getting some scholarship money? Probably pretty low, right?

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If that's the case, I would say you could make a pretty strong case for in state tuition. Which is one of the major factors in my decision to stay at UW.

Earlier comments about the difficulty of getting in state tuition at UW are right on though. I have a friend who spent four years at UW for undergrad (out of state) and doesn't think he'll get in state tuition for law school. Ahhh sometimes it's awesome to be from Wisconsin...

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Law School Applications / Re: Chinese and law
« on: March 14, 2008, 08:47:08 AM »
waitlisted...

Turns out we have something else in common besides UW. I'm currently living and working in China (also teaching) and am working on my Mandarin. A valuable resource that's been cited before:

chinalawblog.com

It's got some useful info about this kind of stuff. And as an anecdote about Mandarin and the legal profession: A friend of mine who is a first year at Skadden in Chicago told me that they are looking for anyone who speaks Mandarin, regardless of where they the went to law school. Seems like speaking Mandarin might open up some doors that might be otherwise closed.

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The comment was that firms recruit deeper into the class at Wisconsin than at Marquette. For example:

Whyte Hyrshboeck Dudek (a medium/largish Milwaukee firm) prefers top 1/3 of the class from UW but might only go into the top 10-15% at Marquette.

OCI recruiting at UW definitely focuses on the top 30-40% of students. But I suspect that's the way that it will be at almost all t1 schools outside t14. Most students will have to do some legwork to get their jobs, but that's the way it works for us damned souls that won't be going to a t14.

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That would be for the whole season, don't worry. The most I ever sold a single ticket for a game was like $120, and that was for Michigan. I got way too wasted before and couldn't even walk to the game so I had to sell it... oops.

Anyway, I agree with Bucky 1Ls comments, but stand by my statement that UW and Marquette are often seen as peers by lay people. Which gets annoying, because most people aren't lawyers.

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Some of this information is inaccurate.  Wisconsin has produced 1 SCOTUS clerk (Cecilia Klingle) that I have found.  If you know of more, please post their names. 

In Milwaukee, Marquette and Wisconsin ARE considered in the same league by many.  This is because there are literally thousands of Marquette alumni in the area, and many are in positions of power.  It is strange, but those who went to Marquette still hold their grads in high regard, though Wisconsin is much more competitive.  As for your contention that "a very large" portion of students here are interested in Public Interest (PI is NOT used as an acronym for public interest in the legal field, it is usually reserved for Personal Injury lawyers by the way):  while many wanna be law students list that they want to do pubic interest law on their applications, most don't go into it after graduation, or even pursue this part of the profession much in law school.  NALP and LSAC both have good statistics on this. 

titcr
I've been stalking this thread for awhile, and as a UW undergrad and probable (barring a miracle) law student I thought I'd jump in here. I'm from Milwaukee and many lay people in the area definitely consider Marquette and UW as peer schools (unjustifiably so IMHO). But I know for a fact that big firms in Milwaukee will recruit deeper into the class than at Marquette. Legal professionals know that UW is the better school, but Marquette alumni still hold their graduates in high regard. I guess I didn't really add anything new to this discussion, just a vent because I constantly get asked "Oh, did you apply to Marquette too?" And I've gotten sick of trying to tactfully say that I wouldn't go there even if they gave me a full ride. Just my .02

That being said, if you are coming to UW you should be very excited. It's a great place to go to school and a great place to live. I've already lived there for four years and am excited about coming back for another three. I know there are a couple of other UW undergrads here but if there are any more questions I'll jump in with any answers that I can give.

PS-
Get your football tickets ASAP, game days are ridiculous. *uck'em Bucky!

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Law School Applications / Re: Held at UIUC
« on: March 04, 2008, 04:30:28 AM »
I had my application in review until mid to late April last year before they finally rejected me. I wasn't planning on going there anyway, but it could be awhile. Hopefully you won't have to wait as long.

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