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Tulsa / Re: Anyone considering or decided on the Univ of Tulsa?
« on: June 17, 2008, 11:56:27 AM »
The apartments are NOT furnished.

Tulsa / Re: Anyone considering or decided on the Univ of Tulsa?
« on: June 13, 2008, 11:11:32 AM »
Hi, I'm not sure but I'm going to the enrollment fair on Sat. 6/14 so I will find out and let you know.

Tulsa / Re: Anyone considering or decided on the Univ of Tulsa?
« on: April 25, 2008, 01:53:05 PM »
Just wanted to let anyone who may be interested in Tulsa know that they have decided to improve the grading curve for the 2008 matriculating class.  The curve, I am told, will be a B- curve.

Tulsa / Re: Anyone considering or decided on the Univ of Tulsa?
« on: April 05, 2008, 09:53:27 AM »
What is the rent like in that area. I am used to a 1-2hr commute so anything within 30 min will be a blessing. Also you may not be able to help with this question, but what is the job market like in the medical industry in Tulsa? My wife will be looking for a job next december.

One of the many great things about Tulsa is that you don't have to deal with a commute like that.  Compared to the major cities, traffic is a breeze and if you drive 30 minutes you can be in the country surrounded by cows.  :)  As far as rentals, have you checked into the apartments that Tulsa has on campus?  They look like they would be really nice and then you'd be right there by classes, the gym, the library, etc.  They don't allow animals so that might be a limitation for you.  I live in a nice suburb of Tulsa and my commute to the school is about 20 minutes.  You can be just about anywhere you want in Tulsa and be a quick drive to the school.  If I didn't have kids and was just moving to the area (and had rejected the on-campus apartments) I would try to find a rental near the school in one of the cute little gingerbread cottage looking houses.  There are a bunch of those in the mid-town area where the college is located.

What does your wife do in the medical industry?  If she is a nurse she will have no trouble at all finding a job.  I have several friends who are nurses and the demand for nurses is very high in Tulsa.  St. John's and Hillcrest are both just a couple of miles from the school but St. Francis is the largest hospital in Tulsa and its about 8 miles from the campus I would guesstimate.  Like I said, nothing is very far when you're used to an hour or two commute as you said you've been doing. Hope this info. helps.

Tulsa / Re: ASD Pre-law day this saturday...
« on: April 03, 2008, 08:06:52 AM »
Oops.  I was there but I haven't gotten on LSD in a couple of weeks so I just now saw this.  I responded to your post on the Tulsa specific thread.  Is Tulsa one of your top choices?  What are your other top contenders?

Tulsa / Re: Anyone considering or decided on the Univ of Tulsa?
« on: April 03, 2008, 07:57:21 AM »
I am so happy to see at least one and possibly two future classmates on LSD!  I live in Tulsa (well, actually a suburb of Tulsa) so if you have any questions about the area just let me know.

Happy - I'm impressed with how much investigation you did at Pre-law Day.  Did the students that you talked with seem happy to be there, despite the harsh grading curve?  I already knew about the harsh grading curve so I'm prepared for that.  As Gambooler says, its really more important where you fall in the ranking since its a grading curve.  If you find the TU policy handbook on their website the grading curve is in there.  If I recall correctly it seems like the top 25-35% make above a 3.0 so anyone with a scholarship has to be in the top 25-25% of the class in order to keep their scholarship.

Gambooler - I look forward to meeting you and hopefully sharing classes with you.  What's your story?  I mean, are you coming straight from UG?  Or a non-traditional?  Just looking to get to know my classmates.  :)

Tulsa / Anyone considering or decided on the Univ of Tulsa?
« on: March 14, 2008, 08:19:55 AM »
I will be attending the Univ of Tulsa this fall and just looking for my future classmates.

Law School Admissions / Re: The Law School Laptop
« on: March 21, 2008, 01:13:03 PM »
Yeah they said its free under Applecare so that is good.  I have a Dell Laptop right now that is 6 or 7 lbs through work and I can't wait to get something light.  That has turned into an obsession to get the MOST lightweight laptop I can find.  I need to reign myself in and just be happy with a 4 lb laptop that will also be so much better than the Dell I'm lugging around right now.

Law School Admissions / Re: The Law School Laptop
« on: March 21, 2008, 12:52:48 PM »
What is everyone's opinion on the new Macbook Air?  It is so darn sexy, I am dying to get one, despite the built-in battery.  I called my local Apple store and they said that if/when the battery goes bad, they'll replace it in-store for $128. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law Students: Which laptop do you recommend????
« on: March 20, 2008, 01:26:11 PM »
Anyone have any experience yet with the new Macbook Air or Lenovo X300?  I am trying to decide between the two.  the x300 gets better performance reviews on cnet but its $1,000 more.  The only things I don't like about the Macbook Air is that there's no Disc drive, only 1 usb port, and no removable battery.  However, I'm not sure I want to pay 1,000 more for the extra features which are just luxuries that I would consider less important than the size and performance, which are about equal.

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