UIUC 2015

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tmon
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tmon » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:09 am

givemea170 wrote:
tmon wrote:Recommendations for stuff to do/see on Saturday before I head back home? ...is there anything to do? :lol:


You're in Champaign?

Nah, not yet. Coming in tomorrow, staying for the open house on Friday, leaving Saturday.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:12 am

tmon wrote:
givemea170 wrote:
tmon wrote:Recommendations for stuff to do/see on Saturday before I head back home? ...is there anything to do? :lol:


You're in Champaign?

Nah, not yet. Coming in tomorrow, staying for the open house on Friday, leaving Saturday.


Go to the John Groce press conference that should be tomorrow.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby in2win » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:37 am

strip club

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tmon » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:38 am

:lol: Looks like "heading home in time to watch the Final Four" is in the lead.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:43 am

tmon wrote::lol: Looks like "heading home in time to watch the Final Four" is in the lead.


oh well shit of course. This should be a good final four.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby LST » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:37 pm

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:09 pm

Yeah... I'm not too happy about those particular trustees demanding that a black coach be hired. I agree that a black coach should have been hired at some point in Illinois' history, but they can't just say 'Okay, we can only look at black candidates.' Their first candidate was black and he turned down 21 million to coach here so I'm not sure what else Illinois is really supposed to do.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby leafs1315 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:59 pm

I have currently been accepted into UIUC for fall 2012 with a scholarship. I would like to get some input to help me make a decision on whether I should attend UIUC. I am about to complete my MS in engineering in June and I plan to work in the IP field when I graduate from law school. Also, I would like to work for a big patent firm in NYC, but wouldn't mind working in Chicago.

I'm still waiting to hear back from a couple other schools that are ranked higher, but I'm not too optimistic. Currently UIUC is the best school that I have gotten into to.

What are your opinions on the IP program/classes? Also, given than IP is a fairly specific field, is it necessary for me to finish in the top 10% to get a big law job?

Other schools: WL at fordham and wustl, in at cardozo, uga and temple

Thanks for your time

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Ludo! » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:07 pm

The IP kids in my class ('13) did extremely well. One of the big advantages is that you can go to patent fairs which start earlier in the summer, so a lot of the IP people had offers before OCI even started. One of my good friends who was an engineer before law school got tons of callbacks in almost every market imaginable and ended up going with a firm in Chicago that pays above market. You can be outside the top 10%. How far outside the top 10% though I'm not sure. You probably still need to be at least in the top third. But it's definitely an advantage.

As far as IP classes, I haven't heard any complaints. I've taken copyright and it's a great class. But I wouldn't let specific programs or classes influence your decision. I think Illinois is a clear winner over the other schools you're in at so far.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby leafs1315 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:16 pm

Thanks for the response, it's nice to know that Illinois is a good option.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby hoosierball » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:36 pm

What sort of public interest clinics are offered, I really want to do public interest

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tmon » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:40 pm

hoosierball wrote:What sort of public interest clinics are offered, I really want to do public interest

Here's the list of all the clinics, including the PI ones:
http://www.law.illinois.edu/clinical-programs/

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby LST » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:03 pm

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Tyeger87 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:31 am

withdrew today
half tuition

good luck all

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby EMAW12 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:08 pm

WL'd.

Can't believe it. Very disappointed.

Mine is the lone yellow dot in the sea of green hovering around 164/3.7 on LSN.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:39 pm

EMAW12 wrote:WL'd.

Can't believe it. Very disappointed.

Mine is the lone yellow dot in the sea of green hovering around 164/3.7 on LSN.


Jeez, that's hard to believe. Did you apply late in the cycle? With that many people accepted in your range my only guess is that they've simply met their quota at this point.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby lawgeekgrl » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:51 pm

EMAW12 wrote:WL'd.

Can't believe it. Very disappointed.

Mine is the lone yellow dot in the sea of green hovering around 164/3.7 on LSN.


That is a very lonely dot. Hope you get in.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby kennethellenparcell » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:24 am

Tyeger87 wrote:withdrew today
half tuition

good luck all


Me too. Hope one of you guys gets the spot and the money!

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby in2win » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:18 am

Waitlisted as of yesterday. Can't say im that surprised though I had a huge issue with my app

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:50 am

in2win wrote:Waitlisted as of yesterday. Can't say im that surprised though I had a huge issue with my app


What was the issue?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby in2win » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:14 pm

Character and fitness

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Gail » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:52 pm

in2win wrote:Character and fitness


If this were the issue you'd probably be rejected and not just WL.

If your C&F is so bad that it makes a difference, then schools wouldn't even consider you even if they needed one more seat to fill. More than likely this just means that you either weren't attractive enough, or they just don't have enough room.

UIUC extended itself pretty far this cycle. I think the office probably panicked, thought that they'd have a tougher time convincing students to come because of the scandal and didn't bother thinking about their yield.


Don't take it too hard. Every person I've met applying this cycle had to disclose something on their C&F. We live in a society that is struggling to balance last century's criminal system with this century's societal norms. Fact is that few people have squeaky clean records. I don't think that this was why you were WL.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:56 pm

Gail wrote:
in2win wrote:Character and fitness


If this were the issue you'd probably be rejected and not just WL.

If your C&F is so bad that it makes a difference, then schools wouldn't even consider you even if they needed one more seat to fill. More than likely this just means that you either weren't attractive enough, or they just don't have enough room.

UIUC extended itself pretty far this cycle. I think the office probably panicked, thought that they'd have a tougher time convincing students to come because of the scandal and didn't bother thinking about their yield.


Don't take it too hard. Every person I've met applying this cycle had to disclose something on their C&F. We live in a society that is struggling to balance last century's criminal system with this century's societal norms. Fact is that few people have squeaky clean records. I don't think that this was why you were WL.


Hey Gail, where can I find more info on how liberal UIUC has been with acceptances?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Gail » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:14 pm

diegoforlan10 wrote:Hey Gail, where can I find more info on how liberal UIUC has been with acceptances?


I talked to admissions and that's what I came away with.

It makes sense to me though. Look at LSN between this year and the last couple of years. It's almost a completely different school. I think they may have gone in some order with reviews. That's why there was some massive "hold list" and they just accepted a lot of people when they could get around to it.


This is an inference though. I could be wrong.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby EMAW12 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:14 pm

diegoforlan10 wrote:
EMAW12 wrote:WL'd.

Can't believe it. Very disappointed.

Mine is the lone yellow dot in the sea of green hovering around 164/3.7 on LSN.


Jeez, that's hard to believe. Did you apply late in the cycle? With that many people accepted in your range my only guess is that they've simply met their quota at this point.


Didn't apply very late. Early December.

I drove to UIUC from Kansas last week, which is not a short drive at all, to meet with them and get a tour. I was expecting to get in off the hold, especially considering my numbers relative to others' on LSN. When I met with them, they said that C and F was an issue with me (no felonies or drug charges or anything like that). I explained myself and she told me to send a LOCI addressing that to the rest of the admissions council, which I did.

Like I said, I really can't believe it. Very disappointing. I really wanted to go there.




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