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U of Toledo / Re: Any thoughts on Toledo?
« on: May 24, 2005, 03:25:14 PM »
I am 25 and moving from Michigan (about 1 3/4 hrs away) around August 1, after I get married the week before.  We will be looking for a two bedroom appartment, probably somewhere to the west of the school since this seems like the nicest area.  I will also attend the BBQ this Friday.  I am curious who else is going, anyone?

U of Toledo / Re: Any thoughts on Toledo?
« on: May 14, 2005, 01:02:54 PM »
I am definately excited about the prospect of paying less than $500 a month for rent!  It is odd, I was accepted on April 14, but still have not recieved housing list or May 27 info.  I knew about the 27th from LSD and called them and they told me about it.  I have recieved 4 mailings, 1) acceptance, 2) fin aid, 3) seat deposit rec'd, 4) car sticker and faculty advisor info, all mailings were one page and somewhat brief.  Also, Carol E. Frendt's signature looks different on each one, I almost think different people signed her name.  Anyway, just thought I would share this tidbit of oddness, and say that when I did call they were more than happy to fill me in on everything.

U of Toledo / Re: Any thoughts on Toledo?
« on: May 09, 2005, 04:57:24 PM »
Just visited Toledo on Sunday....  nice little campus they have there.  It seemed like anything Northwest of the school was a nice area to live.  To the East seems less favorable.  Rents seem to be quite cheap, many 2 bedrooms under 500.  Sylvania seemed like a pretty nice area.  Downtown was a lot smaller than I expected though.

The Law building is right on the edge of campus (nice - no fighting UG traffic).  The classrooms and courtroom seemed real nice, but the library was a little small with so so chairs.  Overall it was better than I expected though.

Also, UT sent me a little window decal today and info about a faculty advisor to contact with any questions.

U of Toledo / Re: Any thoughts on Toledo?
« on: May 05, 2005, 03:09:06 PM »
yeah, I just got the letter yesterday and sent it back.  All I recieved was the statement, no additional letters, or pamphlets, or anything.  I think UT is trying to save paper.  Anyway, I'm heading down on the 27th, anyone else going? 

rocket- where in Michigan are you from (obviously SE MI)?

I'm from Oxford, just finished up my UG from Oakland University.  graduated Oxford High 97'.

U of Toledo / Re: Any thoughts on Toledo?
« on: April 30, 2005, 02:37:46 PM »
Can't help you here.  I will get in-state due to the fact that I live in a qualifying Michigan county.  I would call them and ask on Monday. 

I have a question as well, I was accepted on April 14, sent my seat deposit on April 19, and still haven't heard a peep.  I want some info, you know the typical BS schools send with the acceptance.  My acceptance letter was one page with more info to come.  Well, I'm waiting...... 

U of Toledo / Re: Any thoughts on Toledo?
« on: April 28, 2005, 11:53:21 PM »
yep, it's pretty much a lock now.  I'll withdraw from PSU in the next few days and I'm pretty much all set.  Deposit is in at Toledo, going to admitted students day, may even visit when there finals are over.  I'm only about 1 hr 45 min away so it's an easy trip for me.  I have declined all my other schools, have no apps pending, and that will be it.

U of Toledo / Re: Any thoughts on Toledo?
« on: April 28, 2005, 03:59:33 PM »
Paperback- I like how despite having to create a new username you cordinated your avitar.

U of Toledo / Re: Any thoughts on Toledo?
« on: April 27, 2005, 02:38:22 PM »
I am going to visit on the May 27 admitted students day.  My cousin (1990 grad) really liked the area.  He said the area around the University is safe and quite nice.  I live less than two hours away and may check it out sooner, if so I'll post something.

U of Toledo / Re: Any thoughts on Toledo?
« on: April 25, 2005, 11:40:02 PM »
I was originally headed to PSU, but decided to go to Toledo for the in-state tuition (I'm from Michigan).  Toledo is a grat school, good profs, small classes, great campus.  I admit the city sucks a little, but if you look hard enough for a job and don't finish in the bottom 1/4 of your class you'll be fine.  My cousing went to Toledo and he did fine comming out of there.  Initially he went to the Upper Peninsula (MI) to work for a prosecutors office.  He now has his own practice, makes pretty decent money, already paid for his house, makes his own schedule, never working during deer season etc.  He has quite the life and several of his class mates went out of state with their UT degrees.  Of course he was smart and probably did well in his class, not Law Review though.  I think the regional sh!t is way overblown on this board.  It totally depends on the person.  If you don't work to make contacts and look a little harder for a job of course you'll end up in the same city at any school below USNWR #40.  As for working as a teacher after law school that means the person wants to do that or is a little pathetic.  For sh!t's sake even Cooley grads find work for 40-50K.  This person may have their head deposited in their asspipe to be teaching after getting a JD from a very good T3 school.  You were right in that I doubt Toledo will go much above 80 or 90 though, rankings just don't change that much, and they have to deal with people being like - Toledo WTF?  But rankings are BS anyway, look at what happened to good schools like Detroit College of Law and Dickinson, they were forced to find a Big 10 name to help them out.  Toledo will never find this, but they are well respected in Ohio and SE Michigan.  Regardless with a little effort you can take MOST JD's anywhere, except, the big markets ARE tough to crack - NYC, DC, Chicago, maybe a few others.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Toledo?
« on: January 04, 2007, 07:25:17 PM »
I am a 2L at Toledo.

When she said part time day, she probably meant you had been accepted to the part time transitional program.  What this means is that you will take 3 classes, instead of 5, for your first semester, then you will have the option to go full time.

Toledo now admits about 1/3 - 1/2 of the incomming class into the transitional program.  I was actually admitted as transitional and am now full time.  The two classes that you don't take first semester can be made up durring the summer, or as you go along.  I decidied to make them up as I go along since last summer I wanted to work and my job was not near Toledo.  The whole thing is an attempt to increase Toledo's USNEWS ranking (part timers LSAT and GPA not counted).  I personally think that the program is a pain in the ass, having to make up the classes, but I also think Toledo is an excellent school.  I have really liked it here and Toledo was not my first choice, but was my most economical choice.  The Profs here are great, they are very approachable and willing to help.  The students here are easy to get along with and I have enjoyed getting to know most of them.  The one thing that isn't so bad about being a transitional student is that there are many students in the same boat as you, also many upper classman like myself have been through it.  It also give you plenty of time to get adjusted and have some fun first semester, but prepare yourself becasue second semester is probably the busiest semester of law school (6 classes and an appelate brief).

Anyway, I just popped onto LSD for the first time in quite a while (guess I'm board on break or something), but I'll check back for a few days before the semester starts if you or anyone else has any specific Toledo questions.

Again - Toledo was not my first choice, BUT now I couldn't imagine going anywhere else, it has been great. 

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