University of Illinois Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Which open house will you attend?

Friday, March 20
13
45%
Friday, April 3
8
28%
Undecided
0
No votes
Not attending an open house
8
28%
 
Total votes: 29

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WichitaShocker
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby WichitaShocker » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:53 pm

bugsy33 wrote:1L here, ready to answer Qs.


What is it looking like you will be doing this summer? Do there seem to be many opportunities for the summer between your 1L and 2L?

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:59 pm

WichitaShocker wrote:
bugsy33 wrote:1L here, ready to answer Qs.


What is it looking like you will be doing this summer? Do there seem to be many opportunities for the summer between your 1L and 2L?


Yes, although understand that you most likely will not be paid (though you can get externship credit in most instances).

Most students end up working for judges, both federal and state. I know some students worked for various legal/government entities (e.g., A.G.'s office, state rep). Very few (most likely IP students) will be able to find something that pays.

During OCI, most employers use it as a talking point, so be prepared to show enthusiasm for what you did, what you learned/liked most, etc.... It also helps if you work in a geographic location where you want to settle, but this isn't necessarily a universal truth (some folks worked out of Chicago but landed biglaw gigs there, but grades helped quite a bit).

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WichitaShocker
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby WichitaShocker » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:13 pm

Chardee_MacDennis wrote:
WichitaShocker wrote:
bugsy33 wrote:1L here, ready to answer Qs.


What is it looking like you will be doing this summer? Do there seem to be many opportunities for the summer between your 1L and 2L?


Yes, although understand that you most likely will not be paid (though you can get externship credit in most instances).

Most students end up working for judges, both federal and state. I know some students worked for various legal/government entities (e.g., A.G.'s office, state rep). Very few (most likely IP students) will be able to find something that pays.

During OCI, most employers use it as a talking point, so be prepared to show enthusiasm for what you did, what you learned/liked most, etc.... It also helps if you work in a geographic location where you want to settle, but this isn't necessarily a universal truth (some folks worked out of Chicago but landed biglaw gigs there, but grades helped quite a bit).


Thank you for replying. I didn't think there would be many paid 1L summer gigs, but it is nice to know there are opportunities to build your resume.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby sprinky07 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:46 pm

bugsy33 wrote:1L here, ready to answer Qs.


If you don't mind me asking, where are you living?

Personally, I think I'd like to live in a 1 bedroom and have looked at The Village (seems to be a pretty popular option). Just not sure whether I can afford the rent while relying completely on student loans!

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby bugsy33 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:44 pm

sprinky07 wrote:
bugsy33 wrote:1L here, ready to answer Qs.


If you don't mind me asking, where are you living?

Personally, I think I'd like to live in a 1 bedroom and have looked at The Village (seems to be a pretty popular option). Just not sure whether I can afford the rent while relying completely on student loans!


I live in a 2 bedroom at the Village. I know a few people that live in 1 bedrooms and make it work on student loans, it'll be tight though. As we get closer to spring, there will eventually be a facebook group and an admitted students forum where you can try to find a roommate. I would recommend living with someone else to keep the cost as low as possible.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby sprinky07 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:02 am

bugsy33 wrote:
sprinky07 wrote:
bugsy33 wrote:1L here, ready to answer Qs.


If you don't mind me asking, where are you living?

Personally, I think I'd like to live in a 1 bedroom and have looked at The Village (seems to be a pretty popular option). Just not sure whether I can afford the rent while relying completely on student loans!


I live in a 2 bedroom at the Village. I know a few people that live in 1 bedrooms and make it work on student loans, it'll be tight though. As we get closer to spring, there will eventually be a facebook group and an admitted students forum where you can try to find a roommate. I would recommend living with someone else to keep the cost as low as possible.


What's your overall impression of the Village? I've seen some great reviews as well as some poor ones. Specifically, how timely are the shuttles? Do they run to/from the bars/downtown areas on weekends?

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby PublicInterest2018 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:30 pm

I'm an admitted student checking in. Looking forward to the open house on the 20th.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby Okie25 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:33 pm

If I fly to Chicago, can i get away without renting a car? There's a bus that goes from the airport to champaign but is there good transportation in champaign or will I need a car to get from the school to my hotel and around champaign if I want to see apartments

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby sprinky07 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:30 pm

Okie25 wrote:If I fly to Chicago, can i get away without renting a car? There's a bus that goes from the airport to champaign but is there good transportation in champaign or will I need a car to get from the school to my hotel and around champaign if I want to see apartments


You can get away with it, but it would probably make more sense from both a practical and financial standpoint to just rent a car.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby Ms4life » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:54 pm

Checking in. Thinking of attending on the 20th, but flights out of LAX are so damn expensive even with the travel assistance. What amount equates to full scholarship? I got full at Iowa, so I want to further negotiate once that packet comes in.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby TLawannabe » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:07 pm

Just got accepted yesterday! As of now I'm 90% sure i'll be attending. Coming all the way from Florida, if anyone is attending the April 3rd open house let me know.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby thatguy12 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:02 pm

Can the current students shed some light on the school culture? I value some competition but I'm fearful of a cut throat environment where you can't trust most of your peers, throws a tantrum about notes a day you get sick or purposely hide books in the library. Sounds stupid, I know, just want to know how I'll fit in?

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:56 pm

thatguy12 wrote:Can the current students shed some light on the school culture? I value some competition but I'm fearful of a cut throat environment where you can't trust most of your peers, throws a tantrum about notes a day you get sick or purposely hide books in the library. Sounds stupid, I know, just want to know how I'll fit in?


The absolute worst instance of which I have heard has been someone refusing to share an outline. Otherwise, everyone is pretty chill. You'll be fine.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby Wingtip88 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:46 pm

I've worked under/been friends with several UIUC attorneys and they all have had really positive things to say about the school/culture.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby Okie25 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:25 pm

Is admissions going to start a FB group

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby bugsy33 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:58 pm

Okie25 wrote:Is admissions going to start a FB group


Negative. If one of ya'll is 100% sure that you're going here, feel free to make a closed group and send the link to Rebecca Ray, she'll send it out in the admitted students newsletter.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby thatguy12 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:13 am

Does anyone know what the average commute time via shuttle from the village is? I think I saw someone mention waiting at most 15 minutes for the shuttle to arrive, but not much else. Any other opinions about them would be extremely helpful!

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:22 am

thatguy12 wrote:Does anyone know what the average commute time via shuttle from the village is? I think I saw someone mention waiting at most 15 minutes for the shuttle to arrive, but not much else. Any other opinions about them would be extremely helpful!


It's about a 15-min ride from The Village to campus during the week. It runs pretty regularly, every 15-30 mins (less reliably lately, from what I've heard). The Village has some sort of app/web tracker that allows you to see where the shuttle is at any given time.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby Iwanttolawschool » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:23 pm

Attending the April 3rd Admitted Student Day. Wondering which Hotel to book, the suggestions they give us are..
I Hotel and Conference Center
Hilton Garden Inn Champaign-Urbana
Homewood Suites by Hilton Champaign-Urbana
Illini Union

I won't have a car there, so convenience is going to be the main factor. Any thoughts are appreciated

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby KMart » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:30 pm

Who is attending the 20th?

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby Mustafa5 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:41 pm

imKMart wrote:Who is attending the 20th?

I'm probably going to be there.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby bugsy33 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:28 pm

Iwanttolawschool wrote:Attending the April 3rd Admitted Student Day. Wondering which Hotel to book, the suggestions they give us are..
I Hotel and Conference Center
Hilton Garden Inn Champaign-Urbana
Homewood Suites by Hilton Champaign-Urbana
Illini Union

I won't have a car there, so convenience is going to be the main factor. Any thoughts are appreciated


I'd stay at the Union. It's closest to the bars, and about a 10-15 minute walk to the law building.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby WichitaShocker » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:36 pm

imKMart wrote:Who is attending the 20th?

I'll be there.

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby Ms4life » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:12 pm

WichitaShocker wrote:
imKMart wrote:Who is attending the 20th?

I'll be there.


I'll be there as well. Coming from Chicago with a friend who lives there (I'm from CA).

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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2018

Postby jerrycallo » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:36 pm

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