I figured I'd chime in...The post about Marquette and UW being in the same league is way off... I'm quite familiar with many of the mid/large-sized firms in Milwaukee and know it's not true. Certainly Marquette is respected more than in other places in the country, but as someone else stated, firms go much deeper into the UW class. There's no question that students from UW tend to be "smarter" than those from Marquette (evidenced by higher LSAT scores and GPA's). The quality of education is likely similar (I'd be willing to say many T4 schools have and excellent QOE's too), but the difference in students is large enough that almost no one considers the schools "equals". The same could be said about students at UW Law (me) compared to those at the University of Chicago or Northwestern - we aren't as smart as them (and less likely to be recruited, even in Madison). I'm certainly not dumb, but have the humility to realize there are a ton of people who are much more intelligent than I.About football tickets - don't worry, it's a lottery and it doesn't matter when you sign up as long as you meet the deadline. That's why I really don't believe "HippieLawChick" knows what she's talking about with respect to UW. You'll likely get some as a grad student, if not, you can buy them for about $250 (well worth it). I went to every game last fall and it was a blast... I mean, unlike any other Big 10 school. The students are crazy fun. Nothing like doing a 30 foot beer bong at 9:30 in the morning off a second floor patio for $1.
MILWAUKEE has tons and tons of alums from Marquette, and they don't consider those students to be less than UW's at all. I am sure your 6 months of law school have taught you a lot, but they haven't informed you about how to NOT run your mouth off without some facts to back you up. Consult a hiring partner who went to Marquette at any medium sized firm in Milwaukee, and you will find that there is no hesitation to hire Marquette grads.
i was at the ASW this weekend, if anyone has any questions feel free to ask here or PM me. the dinner friday night was fun. had the chance to eat with a few current students who were very nice and seemed like they'd be good classmates. the dean was there, as was the dean of admissions who basically ran the entire weekend, mike hall. mike hall was hilarious. then saturday basically consisted of mike hall, a few faculty members, a lady from career services, and a panel of students each talking about a different aspect of the school. again, they all seemed like great, smart people. then there was a lunch and finally law school tours. i really liked the law building, and could definitely see myself studying there. not really sure what else to write about here. seemed to be a fair # of cute girls amongst the admitted students...like i said, any questions feel free to ask.
What kind of things did you find out about the clinicals that gave you a better understanding of them? Just about the different types and when you can take them or other stuff? Any info on them would be helpful, thanks!Did you find the building to be as confusing and maze-like as we have heard? How is it's location on campus, easy to get to? Did you get a chance to talk to any students about their employment prospects?
There is no seat deposit at Wisconsin. Instead, they will send a link sometime in March where you can either Accept or Decline your seat in the upcoming class. Not sure of when or if there is a due date to respond to the link though..The mailings I have received have just been one on financial aid info and one which basically just has all this info: http://www.law.wisc.edu/prospective/admittedstudents1.htmlWhen did you receive your campus ID #?