ScrabbleChamp wrote:To me, the main problem with iLeap is that you screw yourself if you don't get in to Illinois, because by not taking the LSAT, you rule out any other school. If you put all your eggs in the iLeap basket and you don't get in, you are waiting a year before you can apply again.
I believe they do inform you of your acceptance to the program either during spring of your junior year or the summer thereafter, giving you plenty of time to take the LSAT and apply to any other school during the normal cycle. I don't think there's any "eggs-in-one-basket" issue, at least in terms of having to wait a year. There is still the issue of committing to an option early, without seeing how you would've fared in any other school's application process, but I know at least a few iLeapers whose preferences seemed to be, from most to least desirable 1) Go to UIUC COL, 2) Find a job, 3) Live at home and look for a job, and then 4) Go to another Law School. The program definitely worked without issue for those people.