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I was relieved to get the same email. I was concerned that they would push back the decision date for the actual awards because the original plan was to have semi-finalists come to campus for an interview, and being notified this week would leave very little time to schedule interviews for however many semif-finalists there are. Guess the phone interviews solve that problem.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Moritz Scholarship
« on: March 18, 2005, 04:54:55 PM »
Sorry, forgot to ask this earlier. Has anyone ever mentioned how many applicants they usually get for the Moritz?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: OSU Moritz
« on: March 18, 2005, 04:51:33 PM »
  • The classrooms that I have seen have all had power and ethernet outlets. The rooms were nice for the most part and tecnologically up to date.
  • The LS does not have its own gym but students have access to the University's. It is, I hear, on the other side of campus though, which is no short distance at THE Ohio State University.
  • I haven't seen that much of campus, but from what I understand, it's not anything to write home about one way or another. It is big, but that shouldn't matter considering the LS is in its own little place in the SW corner. A current student told me you only have to brave campus to get things like IDs or parking passes. The LS is right across the street from the student union, which is nice for the food court. The location on High Street is optimal, as the street features countless restaurants and a number of banks and shops.
  • My fiance and I have seen a few apartments, but none extrememly close to campus. We have mostly looked at townhouses in medium and large apartment complexes in the Northwest area of town. Nice places, and rent is decent (we've seen a couple 2BRs with finished basements for less than $650). Spefically, we've looked at developments on Kenny Road because the COTA bus runs straight down Kenny into campus. I believe the same thing is true for Route 23 (which is High Street near and on campus. I'm not sure what it's named farther north.

Hope that helps. :)
Anyone else waiting on the Moritz?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Moritz Scholarship
« on: March 18, 2005, 04:37:32 PM »
Thanks for the info. I hadn't realized that.

Best of luck to you. Are you resting your decision on whether or not you get it?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Moritz Scholarship
« on: March 18, 2005, 04:23:39 PM »
I'm waiting too. I don't think they're actually awarding them yet, but inviting "semi-finalists" down for an interview. The wait is killing me.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / OSU Moritz
« on: March 17, 2005, 05:01:56 PM »
Visted March 11-13. Very nice program. Put us up in a decent hotel for 2 nights, fun social mixer type thing at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe, presentations all day Saturday and then a great dinner at the Ohio Statehouse.

The Moritz people impressed me the most. Admissions officers, professors, and current students were all very smart people who were at the same time quite down to earth. I could definitely see myself working with those people every day.

Job placement is my biggest concern. While OSU has a placement rate in the mid 90% range, I get the impression that you'll have a rough time outside of Ohio if you're not near the top of your class. Of course there are exceptions. Morit's national reputation is starting to improve (the school is one of the best in alternative dispute resolution and houses the ABA's official journal on ADR, according to the presentations).

The law building is kind of funny. I believe half of it is an older building and the other half is a more recent addition. The new moot court room is beautiful and technologically loaded.

Columbus seems like a cool city. Tons of stuff to do on high street (where the law school is), but you also have the arena district near downtown if you want to get away from the college bar type thing. Cost of living pretty low. Plus, the COTA bus system (free for students) is pretty extensive, so you can live a little ways from campus and still ride right to Moritz. My fiance and I have seen some very nice places northwest of the campus area.

If anyone else has impressions of OSU Moritz, please post. I'm also willing to answer questions if you have 'em.

I also thought it was very nice. The dinner on Saturday was great. Love the statehouse.

I got the same impression about job placement murky. I think if anyone goes in expecting ease finding a job in DC or NY, they will be disappointed. I'm in-state and actually interested in practicing in Columbus, so Moritz seems like it's going to be a good deal.

What did you think of the weekend program? Did it help convince you one way or the other?

Choosing the Right Law School / U Mich and UVa
« on: March 05, 2005, 04:53:23 PM »
Anyone still waiting on these two? My apps at both places were complete back in mid-November. The only thing preventing me from completely assuming rejections is the fact that my numbers are right in the middle for both.  :-\

Choosing the Right Law School / OSU Moritz Scholarship Weekend
« on: March 05, 2005, 04:38:01 PM »
Anybody going next weekend?

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