University of Illinois a good school?

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ANoor
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University of Illinois a good school?

Postby ANoor » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:16 pm

Is the University of Illinois a good school to go to? I've seen stats claiming $100k starting salaries for the middle third.

I'm on the waitlist and just sent a LOCI.

Thoughts?

GPA 3.3 LSAT 155 URM (Mexican) 31yrs, Male.
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Re: University of Illinois a good school?

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:20 pm

Your chance of getting a $100k/year job if you're the bottom 1/4 at UI-UC is very low. Their dean resigned after lying about all their stats. Don't trust the numbers.

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Re: University of Illinois a good school?

Postby Nova » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:26 pm

LST wrote:•10.3% of graduates were employed in school-funded jobs. 4.6% were in long-term, school-funded jobs (i.e. the job had a fixed duration of at least one year or the job had no definite duration).
•71.8% of graduates were known employed in full-time legal jobs. This figure includes an unknown number of temporary jobs and school-funded jobs.
•74.4% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
•81.5% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.
•39.5% of this school's graduates were employed and reported a salary.
•At least 19.7% of this school's graduates made $130,000 or more.


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The 25th percentile of reported salaries is 65k.
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Re: University of Illinois a good school?

Postby kyle010723 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:26 pm

If you dont know anything about U of I, why did you apply...?

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Re: University of Illinois a good school?

Postby Ludo! » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:26 pm

Just to clarify - the admissions dean resigned after lying about GPA/LSAT numbers.

I think it's an ok school in the right circumstances but you are definitely not getting a six figure job in the bottom quarter. That is ridiculous. Maybe 20-25% get biglaw.

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Re: University of Illinois a good school?

Postby DreamsInDigital » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:38 pm

Is there really ANY school where you have a good chance getting 100k+ jobs in the bottom 25%?

Depending on your goals, Illinois may be a good choice (I love it here).

There are a few really good threads on here with current students answering questions, so you should browse through those and you might get a better feel for the school.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=60995

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Re: University of Illinois a good school?

Postby BarbellDreams » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:01 am

Its a pretty solid school, though somewhat scary at anything close to sticker. I'm from Chicago and it is very well regarded there, but you're still competing with a bunch of others and plenty will outplace UoI.

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Re: University of Illinois a good school?

Postby nekha123 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:39 am

ANoor wrote:Is the University of Illinois a good school to go to? I've seen stats claiming $100k starting salaries for the middle third.

I'm on the waitlist and just sent a LOCI.

Thoughts?

GPA 3.3 LSAT 155 URM (Mexican) 31yrs, Male.


Never believe the numbers or stats. All the information/news we see are manipulated. So research on anything you want to find. And personally I don't think that someone at bottom quarter would get a 6 figures salary. You have to think about it.

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Re: University of Illinois a good school?

Postby rayiner » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:59 am

DreamsInDigital wrote:Is there really ANY school where you have a good chance getting 100k+ jobs in the bottom 25%?

Depending on your goals, Illinois may be a good choice (I love it here).

There are a few really good threads on here with current students answering questions, so you should browse through those and you might get a better feel for the school.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=60995


Yale, Stanford. Probably Harvard except for C/O 2011. Nothing below that.

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Re: University of Illinois a good school?

Postby locthebloke » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:09 pm

ANoor wrote:I've seen stats claiming $100k starting salaries for the middle third.


Never believe what the law school slimeballs say in their reported "statistics." The ABA just accredits these places without even requiring an independent audit of these stats. 45,000 JDs every year, 29,000 jobs. How, as an Illinois grad, do you ever expect to compete with U of Chicago and Northwestern grads? You have a fighting chance if you're top 10% of your class at Illinois. Don't go to Illinois.

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Re: University of Illinois a good school?

Postby Birdnals » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:25 pm

locthebloke wrote:
ANoor wrote:I've seen stats claiming $100k starting salaries for the middle third.


Never believe what the law school slimeballs say in their reported "statistics." The ABA just accredits these places without even requiring an independent audit of these stats. 45,000 JDs every year, 29,000 jobs. How, as an Illinois grad, do you ever expect to compete with U of Chicago and Northwestern grads? You have a fighting chance if you're top 10% of your class at Illinois. Don't go to Illinois.


I wouldn't go that far. Illinois has the benefit of not only being the state's flagship, but also the best school where 90% of the grads stay in Illinois (UChicago and NU grads spread out all over). Its alumni network in Chicago mid-law is unparalleled, and having the largest alumni network (from both undergrad and JD) in the 4th largest legal market is not bad.

I would by no means advise somebody to go on full tuition, even in-state, but if you get 25-50% off tuition and aren't BIGLAW or bust, it is a very solid school. (even then, I am pretty sure more than just the top 10% does well for themselves, this is John Marshall we are talking about...)




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