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nshapkar
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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby nshapkar » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:55 pm

It's official, just put in my seat deposit, I'll be attending Illinois this fall. I look forward to meeting many of you!

I wasn't able to visit the school, am I in for a surprise? When it comes to cities/campuses I'm not too hard to please(and based on the pictures I've seen of campus it seems nice), and I could care less if it gets cold.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby hoosierball » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:33 pm

nshapkar wrote:
mattviphky wrote:
nshapkar wrote:
mattviphky wrote:I love all these success stories. I submitted 2 emails, no success



Same here.


what are your numbers? I feel it has something to do with my 164/3.05.



3.3 GPA, based on what I've seen from other successful negotiation stories, they're more interested in higher LSAT scores than GPA.


Mine was quite easy, bumped from a paltry nothing to nearly 50%

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby blurbz » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:37 pm

nshapkar wrote:It's official, just put in my seat deposit, I'll be attending Illinois this fall. I look forward to meeting many of you!

I wasn't able to visit the school, am I in for a surprise? When it comes to cities/campuses I'm not too hard to please(and based on the pictures I've seen of campus it seems nice), and I could care less if it gets cold.


It's perfectly fine. A typical college town and no, it doesn't get particularly cold.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby nshapkar » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:41 pm

blurbz wrote:
nshapkar wrote:It's official, just put in my seat deposit, I'll be attending Illinois this fall. I look forward to meeting many of you!

I wasn't able to visit the school, am I in for a surprise? When it comes to cities/campuses I'm not too hard to please(and based on the pictures I've seen of campus it seems nice), and I could care less if it gets cold.


It's perfectly fine. A typical college town and no, it doesn't get particularly cold.



Yeah I wasn't too worried about not visiting simply because I want to get the hell out of Phoenix as soon as possible.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby blurbz » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:45 pm

nshapkar wrote:
blurbz wrote:
nshapkar wrote:It's official, just put in my seat deposit, I'll be attending Illinois this fall. I look forward to meeting many of you!

I wasn't able to visit the school, am I in for a surprise? When it comes to cities/campuses I'm not too hard to please(and based on the pictures I've seen of campus it seems nice), and I could care less if it gets cold.


It's perfectly fine. A typical college town and no, it doesn't get particularly cold.



Yeah I wasn't too worried about not visiting simply because I want to get the hell out of Phoenix as soon as possible.



Yeah, no worries. It won't blow you away but it doesn't sound like you'll be disappointed, either. Coming from Phoenix, Champaign's relatively mild winters might be a little tough....but not too bad!

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby EMAW12 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:29 pm

So is there any sense riding out this WL? By that, I mean, it seems my numbers were good enough for a lot of auto-admits according to LSN, but if C&F is what's put me on the WL, am I more or less "untouchable" for UIUC? Is it weird to call and ask if this is the case?


EMAW12 wrote:
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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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tmon » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:32 pm

EMAW12 wrote:So is there any sense riding out this WL? By that, I mean, it seems my numbers were good enough for a lot of auto-admits according to LSN, but if C&F is what's put me on the WL, am I more or less "untouchable" for UIUC? Is it weird to call and ask if this is the case?

They may not directly answer you, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:32 pm

Seat deposit is in. When are we having the TLS get together in Champaign?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby nshapkar » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:42 pm

givemea170 wrote:Seat deposit is in. When are we having the TLS get together in Champaign?



August?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:44 pm

nshapkar wrote:
givemea170 wrote:Seat deposit is in. When are we having the TLS get together in Champaign?



August?


Sounds good, time and place to be named later.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby northside » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:37 am

nshapkar wrote:

3.3 GPA, based on what I've seen from other successful negotiation stories, they're more interested in higher LSAT scores than GPA.


I negotiated with a not so high LSAT and high GPA to 75% (non URM). Stats are at LSN: lifeinpencil

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:55 am

northside wrote:
nshapkar wrote:

3.3 GPA, based on what I've seen from other successful negotiation stories, they're more interested in higher LSAT scores than GPA.


I negotiated with a not so high LSAT and high GPA to 75% (non URM). Stats are at LSN: lifeinpencil


Your 164 is probably above the median this year for Illinois... being above both medians gave you an excellent negotiating position. Good job.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:37 pm

Can anyone guess as to what the medians this year will be? Will our class be dolts compared to those before us?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby blurbz » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:40 pm

diegoforlan10 wrote:Can anyone guess as to what the medians this year will be? Will our class be dolts compared to those before us?



I can't imagine it'll be worse than the current 1L class. At least, I'm hoping it's not!

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Ludo! » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:47 pm

In case you guys haven't seen this yet, the ABA has released some really detailed employment stats for the Class of 2010:

http://placementsummary.abaquestionnaire.org/home.aspx

This is the one of the classes hit the absolute hardest by the recession so I don't think it's nearly this bad now, but very interesting to see how many people actually got legal jobs out of Illinois that year.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby droctii » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:26 pm

Withdrew today. Hope that helps someone. Good luck!

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby thatjuanguy » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:31 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:In case you guys haven't seen this yet, the ABA has released some really detailed employment stats for the Class of 2010:

http://placementsummary.abaquestionnaire.org/home.aspx

This is the one of the classes hit the absolute hardest by the recession so I don't think it's nearly this bad now, but very interesting to see how many people actually got legal jobs out of Illinois that year.



that data does not seem anywhere near as doomsdayish as i had expected...

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Ludo! » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:00 pm

Yeah it could be a lot worse. I think Illinois is definitely a step above "peer" schools like Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, etc.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby diegoforlan10 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:49 am

thatjuanguy wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:In case you guys haven't seen this yet, the ABA has released some really detailed employment stats for the Class of 2010:

http://placementsummary.abaquestionnaire.org/home.aspx

This is the one of the classes hit the absolute hardest by the recession so I don't think it's nearly this bad now, but very interesting to see how many people actually got legal jobs out of Illinois that year.



that data does not seem anywhere near as doomsdayish as i had expected...


I wish they would have included some salary information.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby mattviphky » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:01 am

How hard was the class of 2010 hit? I know the class of 2011 was killed, but how much worse were they than 2010?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby confusedlaw » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:21 am

just withdrew

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Mizz » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:24 am

mattviphky wrote:How hard was the class of 2010 hit? I know the class of 2011 was killed, but how much worse were they than 2010?



I'm more interested in the class of 2012

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Wart » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:23 am

diegoforlan10 wrote:
thatjuanguy wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:In case you guys haven't seen this yet, the ABA has released some really detailed employment stats for the Class of 2010:

http://placementsummary.abaquestionnaire.org/home.aspx

This is the one of the classes hit the absolute hardest by the recession so I don't think it's nearly this bad now, but very interesting to see how many people actually got legal jobs out of Illinois that year.



that data does not seem anywhere near as doomsdayish as i had expected...


I wish they would have included some salary information.

I think it's safe to assume that all the people at the 250 or greater firms are getting paid at or close to market. After that, salary drops quickly.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:10 pm

anyone know how to access your email? This is good timing as my undergrad email address just expired.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Ludo! » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:39 pm

mattviphky wrote:How hard was the class of 2010 hit? I know the class of 2011 was killed, but how much worse were they than 2010?


As far as the biglaw numbers, those should be relatively unaffected because OCI was already over before the recession really hit. But the placement for people who missed/didn't want biglaw is probably a lot lower than it was in years past. Class of 11 is likely worse all around, '12 a little better and '13 I think will end up a little better than that.




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