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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby mez06 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:54 pm

Hey,

Those of you with the premium version would you mind posting the salary averages and any other useful info related to employment? Thanks!

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby zdayar » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:02 am

mez06 wrote:Hey,

Those of you with the premium version would you mind posting the salary averages and any other useful info related to employment? Thanks!


Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NC
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 88.9% - Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 76.8%
Class of 2008 Graduates

Total graduates 227
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 65.2% - Low
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 90.7% - Low
Class of 2008 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 1.3%
Graduates whose employment status is known 98.7%
Graduates known to be employed 66.1%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 0.9%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 32.1%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 0.9%
Class of 2008 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 2.2%
Graduates whose employment status is known 97.8%
Graduates known to be employed 92.8%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.8%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 2.3%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 3.2%
Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2008)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $87,000
Median private sector starting salary $130,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $152,500
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 53%
Median public service starting salary $50,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)

Percent employed in academia 2.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 11.0%
Percent employed in government 9.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 9.0%
Percent employed in law firms 55.0%
Percent employed in public interest 14.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 5.0%
Employment Location (Class of 2008)

Graduates employed in-state 66%
Graduates employed out-of-state 34.0%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 22
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 1.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 7.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 2.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 83.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 2.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 1.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 2.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services

Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 84.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 13.0%
J.D. preferred - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 3.0%
Professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 0.0%
Non-professional other - percent employed in full-time positions

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby Jeffro » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:11 am

borntorun86 wrote:
beccabea wrote:
Jeffro wrote:Oh no you only reminded me borntorun. AD is one of those things you can enjoy anew again and again, which I will now be doing. Goodnight LEPinBOS.

(To jerseygirl, please remove "hard boiled eggs," insert "admissions decisions from UNC that I dared to dream might be arriving")


I know you guys are angry, but Jerseygirl reads this too, and she was only trying to help. :/


Yeah, I harbor no hard feelings against Jerseygirl. I remember that when I took my LSAT in October, EVERYONE told me the results would be available on a Friday. Friday came, the scores weren't there, and I chose to head down to Carrboro instead of sit at my computer and wait. When I woke up the next morning (and what a night that was), my LSAT score was in my inbox.

Patience, young Jedis.
+1

That was all meant in good fun, I really do appreciate jerseygirl having the inside scoop and dropping us lines. So, my apologies if that was taken the wrong way. Now back to rankings mayhem...

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby borntorun86 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:05 am

innernetp wrote:
borntorun86 wrote:I'm biased as a UNC student, but for what it's worth US News rankings are relatively meaningless and certainly don't matter as much as how well you do in classes. Yeah, we're not Harvard, but who wants to be Harvard? Damn Crimson couldn't even beat Princeton. Laaaame. Seriously though, just as with undergraduate, if you focus too much on the rankings at the expense of how well the school fits you you're missing the point of school.


Yeah. Y'all are all making very valid points. I should have actually thought about things for longer than thirty seconds before complaining on an internet forum where people can figure out who I am. What bugs me is that I'm actually a gigantic advocate for Carolina for undergrad and I could not give a crap what our ranking is, and the same things that draw me to the school for undergrad seem alive and well at the law school... This is so corny, but when I went on the tour and they showed me the little pro-bono chart where people are competing against each other in hours was pretty much when I was like, okay, Carolina is not kidding when it says it is committed to public service. That is the type of intangible that really impresses me.

Still, I think it's my love for the school that hates to see it drop at all. I was hoping it would move up but perhaps what beccabea says is true. They really, really don't fudge the numbers.

Also, I don't have a premium account so I wasn't aware about those evaluations. Good stuff.


About rankings...

I grew up in a very type-a household with type-a parents who wanted (and still want) me to do very well. So I got put on the smart kid track and wound up in a high school ([deleted] Park in Charlotte, for those from the area) that fit me very well in terms of academic rigor but left me cold and isolated socially and intellectually. Part of this was my politics (I'm a died-in-the-wool liberal while MP was a hotbed of neoconservatism, right as GWB was elected) but part of this was the fact that my classes were filled with kids whose sole goal in life was to get into Duke, or Harvard, or Yale, because they would consider it a failure to go anywhere else. I couldn't deal with it and ended up burning out in my junior year. Didn't get into Carolina for undergrad but wound up at a small North Carolina liberal arts school that, after a rocky first semester, allowed me to be myself and flourish in ways that the stifling environment of a type A, goal-focused meritocratic elitism.

I'll say it again: in the end, what school you get into doesn't matter so much as what you do once you get to that school. One of my classmates in high school did all kinds of extracurriculars, sports, and the like solely to get into Duke. She wound up with a Robertson Scholarship (it gives you full ride to Duke and UNC) and went off to college. I never kept up with her, but found her on facebook (damn, technology is scary) the other week and saw that she was getting her JD at...

wait for it...

Charlotte School of Law!!! Need I say more?

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby innernetp » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:22 am

borntorun86 wrote:
innernetp wrote:
borntorun86 wrote:I'm biased as a UNC student, but for what it's worth US News rankings are relatively meaningless and certainly don't matter as much as how well you do in classes. Yeah, we're not Harvard, but who wants to be Harvard? Damn Crimson couldn't even beat Princeton. Laaaame. Seriously though, just as with undergraduate, if you focus too much on the rankings at the expense of how well the school fits you you're missing the point of school.


Yeah. Y'all are all making very valid points. I should have actually thought about things for longer than thirty seconds before complaining on an internet forum where people can figure out who I am. What bugs me is that I'm actually a gigantic advocate for Carolina for undergrad and I could not give a crap what our ranking is, and the same things that draw me to the school for undergrad seem alive and well at the law school... This is so corny, but when I went on the tour and they showed me the little pro-bono chart where people are competing against each other in hours was pretty much when I was like, okay, Carolina is not kidding when it says it is committed to public service. That is the type of intangible that really impresses me.

Still, I think it's my love for the school that hates to see it drop at all. I was hoping it would move up but perhaps what beccabea says is true. They really, really don't fudge the numbers.

Also, I don't have a premium account so I wasn't aware about those evaluations. Good stuff.


About rankings...

I grew up in a very type-a household with type-a parents who wanted (and still want) me to do very well. So I got put on the smart kid track and wound up in a high school ([deleted] Park in Charlotte, for those from the area) that fit me very well in terms of academic rigor but left me cold and isolated socially and intellectually. Part of this was my politics (I'm a died-in-the-wool liberal while MP was a hotbed of neoconservatism, right as GWB was elected) but part of this was the fact that my classes were filled with kids whose sole goal in life was to get into Duke, or Harvard, or Yale, because they would consider it a failure to go anywhere else. I couldn't deal with it and ended up burning out in my junior year. Didn't get into Carolina for undergrad but wound up at a small North Carolina liberal arts school that, after a rocky first semester, allowed me to be myself and flourish in ways that the stifling environment of a type A, goal-focused meritocratic elitism.

I'll say it again: in the end, what school you get into doesn't matter so much as what you do once you get to that school. One of my classmates in high school did all kinds of extracurriculars, sports, and the like solely to get into Duke. She wound up with a Robertson Scholarship (it gives you full ride to Duke and UNC) and went off to college. I never kept up with her, but found her on facebook (damn, technology is scary) the other week and saw that she was getting her JD at...

wait for it...

Charlotte School of Law!!! Need I say more?


I have a really similar background to you. When I went and excitedly told one of my teachers in high school that I'd won a full tuition scholarship to Carolina for UG he rolled his eyes and told me to tell him when I got into a real school. I'm not exaggerating one bit. What makes me angry is that I didn't think what he said was absolutely ridiculous at the time.

That's nuts about your friend. Ironically I was a finalist for the Robertson but didn't end up getting it. Obviously I would have taken it if I had gotten it but in retrospect I don't mind at all. I hate Dook and I changed majors late in the game and had to do summer school to get that done. That just wouldn't've been possible with the Robertson.

What's scary is I know Moreheads who have done well at Carolina who can't get into a single med school. I'm kind of taking this as a teachable moment for myself. Getting a scholarship is an incredible opportunity for debt aversion but not to be overestimated. "Potential means you haven't done anything yet" as the saying goes...

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby borntorun86 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:30 am

innernetp wrote:
I have a really similar background to you. When I went and excitedly told one of my teachers in high school that I'd won a full tuition scholarship to Carolina for UG he rolled his eyes and told me to tell him when I got into a real school. I'm not exaggerating one bit. What makes me angry is that I didn't think what he said was absolutely ridiculous at the time.

That's nuts about your friend. Ironically I was a finalist for the Robertson but didn't end up getting it. Obviously I would have taken it if I had gotten it but in retrospect I don't mind at all. I hate Dook and I changed majors late in the game and had to do summer school to get that done. That just wouldn't've been possible with the Robertson.

What's scary is I know Moreheads who have done well at Carolina who can't get into a single med school. I'm kind of taking this as a teachable moment for myself. Getting a scholarship is an incredible opportunity for debt aversion but not to be overestimated. "Potential means you haven't done anything yet" as the saying goes...


Honestly I'm not surprised she ended up where she is. She was an idiot in HS and she's an idiot now. She simply did well at that stage in life because she (and her parents) knew how to "play the game" to her advantage and grease wheels. It infuriated me to no end when I was 16, but that's the kind of thing that pisses you off when you're an idiot teenager.

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby pokerlaw » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:50 am

Maybe this week.

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby borntorun86 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:36 am

Today is the beginning of the best 3-4 weeks of the year, and it starts at 6:40 tonight when my alma mater takes on Arkansas-Little Rock in Dayton. Yeah, I'm pretty much letting admissions people know who I am (They're smart people, they could probably figure it out anyways). Don't really care. I may be a Tar Heel, but today belongs to UNC Asheville. Go Bulldogs!

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby jb11 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:57 am

Where's jerseygirl? Got any new info?

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby DubPoker » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:04 am

borntorun86 wrote:Today is the beginning of the best 3-4 weeks of the year, and it starts at 6:40 tonight when my alma mater takes on Arkansas-Little Rock in Dayton. Yeah, I'm pretty much letting admissions people know who I am (They're smart people, they could probably figure it out anyways). Don't really care. I may be a Tar Heel, but today belongs to UNC Asheville. Go Bulldogs!


Yeah, I may support the Tarheels but if UNCW ever makes the tournament again, I would have to show them the love

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby IBThatGuy » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:13 am

borntorun86 wrote:About rankings...

I grew up in a very type-a household with type-a parents who wanted (and still want) me to do very well. So I got put on the smart kid track and wound up in a high school ([deleted] Park in Charlotte, for those from the area) that fit me very well in terms of academic rigor but left me cold and isolated socially and intellectually. Part of this was my politics (I'm a died-in-the-wool liberal while MP was a hotbed of neoconservatism, right as GWB was elected) but part of this was the fact that my classes were filled with kids whose sole goal in life was to get into Duke, or Harvard, or Yale, because they would consider it a failure to go anywhere else. I couldn't deal with it and ended up burning out in my junior year. Didn't get into Carolina for undergrad but wound up at a small North Carolina liberal arts school that, after a rocky first semester, allowed me to be myself and flourish in ways that the stifling environment of a type A, goal-focused meritocratic elitism.

I'll say it again: in the end, what school you get into doesn't matter so much as what you do once you get to that school. One of my classmates in high school did all kinds of extracurriculars, sports, and the like solely to get into Duke. She wound up with a Robertson Scholarship (it gives you full ride to Duke and UNC) and went off to college. I never kept up with her, but found her on facebook (damn, technology is scary) the other week and saw that she was getting her JD at...

wait for it...

Charlotte School of Law!!! Need I say more?


First, politics don't generally matter that much when it comes to making friends in high school. Second, [deleted] Park is large enough that it wasn't the politics that kept you from making friends; there were plenty of liberals. Nope. You were a geek. That's why you didn't have friends in high school, and that's why you went to UNCSA. Own it!

Also: Can the basketball talk go to the off-topic forums? I'm subscribed to this thread!

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby Moral_Midgetry » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:22 am

IBThatGuy wrote:Also: Can the basketball talk go to the off-topic forums? I'm subscribed to this thread!


Oh no you didn't.

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby borntorun86 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:25 am

Moral_Midgetry wrote:
IBThatGuy wrote:Also: Can the basketball talk go to the off-topic forums? I'm subscribed to this thread!


Oh no you didn't.


Why dignify that question with an answer when I can just do this:
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Edit: Is it just me, or do we have an incredibly difficult bracket? Kentucky's a 4 seed? They beat Florida 2 if not 3 times this year and UF's a 2 seed in the southeast.

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby PDL » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:08 pm

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby pokerlaw » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:16 pm

borntorun86 wrote:Edit: Is it just me, or do we have an incredibly difficult bracket? Kentucky's a 4 seed? They beat Florida 2 if not 3 times this year and UF's a 2 seed in the southeast.


Yeah it is the toughest. I'm probably the most worried about Syracuse, they always seem to do well in the tourney.

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby beccabea » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:27 pm

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby borntorun86 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:52 pm

beccabea wrote:I just called the admissions office to ask when the next round of admissions is coming out, and the lady said "We're hoping sometime this week, but we're doing what we can to get them out as soon as possible." So, not really much help for those of you who are cuddling with your inbox, but I thought I'd just let you know that I've called. I'm sure Dean States would be helpful if you called him, but I was afraid to do it myself in case he asked me something like when I needed to know by. "Oh, I'm not calling for myself. I just.. uh.. was curious.."


A thousand thanks. :)

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby IceQueen » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:41 pm

Moral_Midgetry wrote:
IBThatGuy wrote:Also: Can the basketball talk go to the off-topic forums? I'm subscribed to this thread!


Oh no you didn't.
--ImageRemoved--

Can't take the basketball out of the UNC...

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby LEPinBOS » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:01 pm

beccabea wrote:I just called the admissions office to ask when the next round of admissions is coming out, and the lady said "We're hoping sometime this week, but we're doing what we can to get them out as soon as possible." So, not really much help for those of you who are cuddling with your inbox, but I thought I'd just let you know that I've called. I'm sure Dean States would be helpful if you called him, but I was afraid to do it myself in case he asked me something like when I needed to know by. "Oh, I'm not calling for myself. I just.. uh.. was curious.."



I really hope they can tell us by tomorrow night. I have a refundable plane ticket and a hotel room booked for an admitted students day that I don't need to attend if I get into UNC. The money I'll save is my seat deposit at UNC plus some left over for a T-shirt and a foam finger. Because according to this board, I won't fit in at UNC if I don't have a UNC foam finger.

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby Capitalist » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:40 pm

IceQueen wrote:
Moral_Midgetry wrote:
IBThatGuy wrote:Also: Can the basketball talk go to the off-topic forums? I'm subscribed to this thread!


Oh no you didn't.
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Can't take the basketball out of the UNC...


/Thread...just kidding, of course. :wink:

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby SupraVln180 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:55 pm

Random question: We haven't gotten the RSVP e-mails for ASW yet right? I remember in the last e-mail Dean States said in the next e-mail we would get, we could choose the day we are attending, but that e-mail hasn't been sent out yet, correct?

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby Capitalist » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:13 pm

That picture of Dexter dunking all over Singler was, IMO, an incredibly critical play in that game. If the referees (cough, Karl Hess and Co., cough) would have removed Coach K's hand from their arses they might have made the proper call, a sick dunk plus an and one. At that point the Heels were down 7, add the dunk and the free throw and it's a 4 point game and a serious momentum swing on the Heels behalf. I'm not saying Carolina would have won the game, but you never know...

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby innernetp » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:22 pm

Should we start an Admitted to UNC thread? I feel like that'd be a good idea so we can talk about basketball and life at the thrill without annoying people who are understandably waiting by their inboxes.

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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby LEPinBOS » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:27 pm

innernetp wrote:Should we start an Admitted to UNC thread? I feel like that'd be a good idea so we can talk about basketball and life at the thrill without annoying people who are understandably waiting by their inboxes.


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Re: UNC 2011 Applicants

Postby sch0123 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:10 pm

Capitalist wrote:That picture of Dexter dunking all over Singler was, IMO, an incredibly critical play in that game. If the referees (cough, Karl Hess and Co., cough) would have removed Coach K's hand from their arses they might have made the proper call, a sick dunk plus an and one. At that point the Heels were down 7, add the dunk and the free throw and it's a 4 point game and a serious momentum swing on the Heels behalf. I'm not saying Carolina would have won the game, but you never know...


Carolina got outplayed for 40 straight minutes. That would not have changed a thing. I also like how a picture is posted of Dexter Strickland calling him a "god" when he is the team's starting 2 guard and he had exactly 0 field goals in the last two games of the ACC tournament.




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