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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Girls, Let's Talk Laptop Bags
« on: May 05, 2005, 02:49:58 PM »
I know! and it is super stylish. If you go to google, and type in MOBILE EDGE MADISON TOTE it will send you to a shady looking website that sells it for $115. Its not shady though, because i got mine two days after i ordered it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: May 05, 2005, 02:48:07 PM »
I got my stafford loans taken care of but I dont know how to go about getting the $30 grand loan, when I click on the link that says "other loans" it takes me to another login page that says my password is wrong. I will have to call them tomorrow.

I am officially living in Brickell. My lease begins at the end of june. I am moving down there July 15. Will anyone else be there then? For those of you considering places to live and want some input, send me a PM and I can tell you prices, etc.

I had no idea there was so much stuff to figure out when you move across the country. I need a new bank, a new doctor, a new vet, etc. Thats really annoying.

Does anyone that lives in Miami know a good place to get a haircut??

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Girls, Let's Talk Laptop Bags
« on: May 05, 2005, 02:39:16 PM »
I bought the Mobile Edge Madison tote bag. It was like $200. I got it in the mail and was surprised at how big it is. It's HUGE, but in a good way because it will fit my laptop, power cord, notebooks, textbooks, etc.

I got the all black one.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: May 02, 2005, 09:36:22 AM »
I did both. I looked at a bunch of places online,,, etc. I called to set up appointments to view the apartments and to get complete rental information. I also called to see what was available. I stoped at a CVS and picked up a free apartment guide. That helped, but there are not so many places in there. (I had a harder time because I have a dog). If you are do not know your way around, do not go down and just drive around- research places on the net and call for appointments, otherwise its a waste of a day.

Mapquest where these addresses are, and put in the law school address 1311 miller rd (i think) coral gables, 33146. It will give you driving directions and a map, but most importantly it will tell you exactly how many miles away from school the place is. Remember the traffic on US-1 is heavy, especially during peak times, so if you get a place further from campus expect to spend a while commuting each day to school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: May 01, 2005, 09:13:22 PM »
From what i have been experiencing looking at places i'll give you guys some heads up:

 Kendall - not so safe. There is a reason why this area is cheaper. Traffic is bad and it will take you forever to get to school.

 Coral Gables- Close to school. Some of the places are nice, but outrageously priced. That stupid online apartment guide from the website- prices have gone up even higher than is written in it. I found a condo to rent near school, its small and expensive but its close to school and i convinced the owner to allow my dog. I think i might sign the lease tomorrow.

 Brickell- ten minute drive to campus. Nice safe secure buildings. Look online at or something like that, or They have the pictures and phone numbers of these buildings and floorplans, etc. Most of these places ask for a $200 non-refundable application fee just to get on the waiting list. I found a nice place on the bay but it is really expensive, like $1200 a month. I am on the waiting list and they probably wont tell me until last minute if they have a unit available for me - IF they have a unit available. I dont want to wait until the last minute to get a place. I'm moving from Michigan and I dont want to be coming down here with my whole life packed into boxes without a place to live.

 South Beach- further away from school and even more expensive. Studios start at $1050 a month.

 Honestly I am used to high rent prices - I lived in ann arbor and the prices are outrageous, but this is worse. Do not expect to find a decent place for less than $800, unless you get a roomate. I am assuming most of you are living alone like I am. Don't just take my word for it though, really look around. I am so tired of calling places and dealing with these leasing offices. They are really busy right now and have bad attitudes.

 If you are expecting to find a place close to school I encourage you to look now. Keep in mind that there is a huge amount of undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students looking for places all at the same time in the same areas. I dont want to stress anyone out now, but then again, if you wait until the last minute you will be stressed out when you do it.

 HOWEVER, a LOT of places, especially in Brickell, told me that they will not know what is available to rent in july and august until two weeks before that time. They do not require their current tennants to notify them of lease renewals until 30 days in advance. This means that a lot of places could/will have openings for rentals, but you will have to wait until the last minute. So those of you that wait until the last minute will get places, dont worry. It just might not be the nicest or cheapest or closest to campus that is out there.

 Personally I like to do things ahead of time, but maybe it is smart to wait. All I know is that the places directly across from campus are already filled for next year, with waiting lists 30 people long. So obviously a lot of people are looking in advance.For example - University Inn is directly across from campus. It is in a safe area, super close to school, and it is really nice. There is a gate to park and security to get into the building, but a one bedroom apartment is renting for $1395!!! I think that is completly outrageous, especially because it is only 600 square feet.

 I hope this helps, but I dont want to stress anyone out.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: April 26, 2005, 12:24:51 PM »
ok i'm done with finals, and gaduation was on sat....I'm flying to Miami tonight, I'm on a mission to find a place....

Again people have been talking about the housing info they got in the mail. I never recieved this, and I printed the apartment guide off the website, but is there anything else in the housing packet I missed??

Does anyone have ANY suggestions for me to look into??

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Tablet PC's for Law School
« on: April 18, 2005, 10:53:08 PM »
Last year I bought an Averatec Tablet and I love it. I spent about $1500 when it was all said and done. My favorite feature of it is the electronic pen - not only can you use it to write with, but it also functions as a mouse. My brother bought an apple laptop for the same amount of money. When I first considered buying my tablet I thought it was shady to buy from a company I had never heard of, but at the time it was rated the highest and blah blah blah. Point is, I had two Dells before, and always got viruses and had other problems. So, a well known brand doesnt mean it isnt a quality computer.

Like other people said earlier, my tablet functions the same way as any other laptop, it just has the extra features of a rotating screen that flips and folds down for you to write on. My memory is enormous. I dont know anything about computers except everyone who sees my tablet loves it. Its a little heavier than my brothers apple but it has a small screen. I do not regret buying this computer, in fact, it was the smartest impulse purchase that I have ever made. The only down fall to it is that the battery only lasts for two hours, but you can buy a longer one. It also heats up a little bit if you use it for a long time, but all laptops do that.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: April 18, 2005, 10:35:42 PM »
I have been having a hard time finding a place to live....I have a dog, but she is under 20 lbs (she actually only wieghs 7 lbs) and I wanted to live close to campus. I am willing to pay more money if there is security ie, an alarm system, gates, etc. Does anyone have any suggestions? I was just there recently and we went to dinner at this place called Houstons...there were some really nice apartment/condos in that area. I am not familiar with southern florida at all, and I want to live close to campus but not in a shady area. I was thinking about Brickell as well, although its further it has a lot of appeal...

Where are you guys looking? Someone mentioned that they recieved apartment information in the mail. I didn't! Did anyone else??

Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: April 02, 2005, 12:50:02 PM »
I got a plane ticket to go to law day, and came to Miami...I just didnt want to get up so early to go to it, plus all the people who are 1Ls and 2Ls told me no one goes to it and made me feel like a dork (my boyfriend is a 1L at Miami so I already know a lot of people). So I didnt go. Went shopping instead. What I miss??

Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL "I am going to ______ in the Fall" Thread
« on: March 30, 2005, 07:01:48 PM »
University of Miami fo sho!

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