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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: May 16, 2005, 07:49:57 PM »
With a higher than usual hurricane season expected:

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2005/hurricanes/

Do the high rise apartments in Miami experience any problems? I dont really mind being stuck in my apartment for a few days, but I would really hate to pack and evacuate - it seems like a big pain.  I have lived in MD all my life (btw - I went to UofMD, College Park) and really had to only deal with snow storms - which arent that bad as long as you stay indoors.

Side note: I visited the Law School in 2003.  One of the admissions staff told me that they were expecting around 410 incoming students and that this number was a little high, but they were prepared.  I think they said they were shooting for around 370.  I imagine with them not going to the waitlist this year, that they are expecting around 400 or higher.  I was also told that they were a few part-timers in the mix, but Miami is trying to phase out their part-time program.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: May 14, 2005, 09:01:51 PM »
anyone planning on biking to school?  is this even possible?  i dont even know how many books 1Ls have to carry with them at all times. I am guessing the August - October weather also makes this somewhat difficult - i really dont want to be sweating in class.  not to mention the safety in biking through the busy traffic.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: May 12, 2005, 08:50:00 PM »
so what would be the commute time from brickell to the university in the morning and from the university in the evening?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: May 11, 2005, 01:30:06 PM »
i watch control/caliente on telemundo - they always are doing something in miami.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: May 10, 2005, 05:43:45 PM »
looking quickly through all the posts on this section of the site - it looks like the threads for yale, stanford, and harvard are the only ones that have more activity than Miami - very interesting.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: May 10, 2005, 05:39:13 PM »
i am about half way through buffalo creek - and it is a good read.  i was trying to think of what the professors would want me to get out of it.  so far, i know a little about the requirements needed to sue in federal court as opposed to state. someone could probably read this book in one weekend.

--just wanted to add that the only reason i am reading buffalo creek is because someone was selling it for a quarter and so i bought it.  the thing about where to sue was only a couple of sentences - nothing major.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: May 07, 2005, 09:45:02 PM »
i know alot of people were planning on renting, but for those who were planning on buying www.ewm.com is a pretty good site.  they have pictures and comparable price listings.  plus, they also advertise some very expensive Miami homes - for those of us that would like to dream.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: May 07, 2005, 09:41:32 PM »
In terms of entertainment, are there other places other than South Beach to hang out at (places that are'nt so touristy) like bars and lounges.


Also whats the deal with the grade curve at Miami?  I know it was mentioned somewhere before.  I think at Miami, it is something like a B+ or B.  What does it mean to have a B+/B grade curve?



I believe it is offically a B curve but a student I talked to said everybody thinks it is actually more like a C+.

so if it is a C+, what does this mean?  does it mean the highest grade anyone can get is a C+? i know some schools limit the number of A's, B's, and C's assigned in a class.  So how would this work at Miami?  For example, for a class of 50 people, would that translate only to 5 to 8 A's?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Miami
« on: May 06, 2005, 01:27:21 AM »
In terms of entertainment, are there other places other than South Beach to hang out at (places that are'nt so touristy) like bars and lounges.


Also whats the deal with the grade curve at Miami?  I know it was mentioned somewhere before.  I think at Miami, it is something like a B+ or B.  What does it mean to have a B+/B grade curve?


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Wait List / Re: Hold at Maryland
« on: April 25, 2005, 05:40:04 AM »
OH MY GOSH I just got off hold and I'm in at UMaryland!!! I received the phone call 10 minutes ago, and I have a seat in the fall 2005 class. I can't believe it, UMaryland here I come!! Good Luck to everyone, and I'll be withdrawing my applications from UConn, Temple, Rutgers, Ohio State, Hofstra and Northeastern. To those on the UMaryland hold list - you can do it!! :)

KirbytheWhite, just wondering what exactly did you say to the Director of Admssions?  I am not on hold at MD, but I am on hold elsewhere.  I also havent been able to get a hold of the Director of Admissions - so I guess I will have to write a letter.

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