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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:07 pm

foxylaxy wrote:
givemea170 wrote:Looking at LSN, it looks like the majority of their accepted applicants fall between 159-167 LSAT... I'm hoping they'll accept me and my mediocre GPA and 171 LSAT. They should want to bump up their median LSAT number you'd think because it is looking like it'll be somewhat mediocre.


They accepted me with a 171 (took twice) and a 3.52 :)
I will be withdrawing soon as well...after I figure out a proper way to write the letter.


Well it only makes sense they replace a 171 withdrawn with a 171 who is still waiting to hear. 8)

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tmon » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:30 pm

Submitted today. Unlikely that I'd attend given UIUC news from a few months ago, but we'll see.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:51 pm

tmon wrote:Submitted today. Unlikely that I'd attend given UIUC news from a few months ago, but we'll see.


boooo withdraw then. The news just means they were caught doing what most law schools do. :lol:

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby BKCentral » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:57 pm

givemea170 wrote:
tmon wrote:Submitted today. Unlikely that I'd attend given UIUC news from a few months ago, but we'll see.


boooo withdraw then. The news just means they were caught doing what most law schools do. :lol:


Probably true but then again that's also true of a lot of people who get arrested for alcohol related incidents. They don't get a freebee just because "most people probably do it."

Not trying to start an argument or anything, just sayin. Already been accepted to UIUC with some $$, and I'm definitely considering coming here, but what happened is certainly on my mind (meaning its possible effects on the school's reputation).

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Gail » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:28 pm

BKCentral wrote:
givemea170 wrote:
tmon wrote:Submitted today. Unlikely that I'd attend given UIUC news from a few months ago, but we'll see.


boooo withdraw then. The news just means they were caught doing what most law schools do. :lol:


Probably true but then again that's also true of a lot of people who get arrested for alcohol related incidents. They don't get a freebee just because "most people probably do it."

Not trying to start an argument or anything, just sayin. Already been accepted to UIUC with some $$, and I'm definitely considering coming here, but what happened is certainly on my mind (meaning its possible effects on the school's reputation).


I'm totally with you, banana dude.

So I propose everybody in this thread without a G in their name withdraw immediately. Show the lying bastards that we won't stand being lied to. :lol:

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby tmon » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:43 pm

BKCentral wrote:
givemea170 wrote:
tmon wrote:Submitted today. Unlikely that I'd attend given UIUC news from a few months ago, but we'll see.


boooo withdraw then. The news just means they were caught doing what most law schools do. :lol:


Probably true but then again that's also true of a lot of people who get arrested for alcohol related incidents. They don't get a freebee just because "most people probably do it."

Not trying to start an argument or anything, just sayin. Already been accepted to UIUC with some $$, and I'm definitely considering coming here, but what happened is certainly on my mind (meaning its possible effects on the school's reputation).

Yep, this.

To be honest, a couple years ago I would've been thrilled to get UIUC, but between realizing the state of legal hiring and the numbers scandal I'm very hesitant to go. On the one hand, I'd like to work in Chicago. My other option with my current numbers would likely be WUSTL. But on the other hand, I'm not sure it's worth the uncertainty to go here. We'll see. I certainly wont hold on to an acceptance long if I decide I don't want to go.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby STLMizzou » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:47 pm

tmon wrote:To be honest, a couple years ago I would've been thrilled to get UIUC, but between realizing the state of legal hiring and the numbers scandal I'm very hesitant to go. On the one hand, I'd like to work in Chicago. My other option with my current numbers would likely be WUSTL. But on the other hand, I'm not sure it's worth the uncertainty to go here. We'll see. I certainly wont hold on to an acceptance long if I decide I don't want to go.


+1

I have ties to both STL and Chicago, but with the recent events + Chicago legal market i will have to wait and see where all I get in and weigh if it is worth the likely cheaper tuition @IL but have to worry about summer subleases and such.

I will still be thrilled if IL would just accept me so I can have a tough decision to make!! :|

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:55 pm

tmon wrote:
BKCentral wrote:
givemea170 wrote:
tmon wrote:Submitted today. Unlikely that I'd attend given UIUC news from a few months ago, but we'll see.


boooo withdraw then. The news just means they were caught doing what most law schools do. :lol:


Probably true but then again that's also true of a lot of people who get arrested for alcohol related incidents. They don't get a freebee just because "most people probably do it."

Not trying to start an argument or anything, just sayin. Already been accepted to UIUC with some $$, and I'm definitely considering coming here, but what happened is certainly on my mind (meaning its possible effects on the school's reputation).

Yep, this.

To be honest, a couple years ago I would've been thrilled to get UIUC, but between realizing the state of legal hiring and the numbers scandal I'm very hesitant to go. On the one hand, I'd like to work in Chicago. My other option with my current numbers would likely be WUSTL. But on the other hand, I'm not sure it's worth the uncertainty to go here. We'll see. I certainly wont hold on to an acceptance long if I decide I don't want to go.


I was just being sarcastic anyway. Hope we both get in! I will probably negotiate 1/4th more in scholarship and then attend UIUC if accepted.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby freaknroll » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:13 am

Has anyone received any info regarding ASW's?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby northside » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:27 am

From the admit email:

"You will also soon be receiving more information about how to register for one of our Admitted Student Open Houses, which we will be hosting on March 30th and April 13th, or Alumni and Admitted Student Receptions, which will occur in March in Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Washington, D.C. and New York. These events offer a great opportunity to see for yourself what makes Illinois such a special place to study law and meet other members of the Illinois Law community."

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby STLMizzou » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:34 am

northside wrote:From the admit email:

"You will also soon be receiving more information about how to register for one of our Admitted Student Open Houses, which we will be hosting on March 30th and April 13th, or Alumni and Admitted Student Receptions, which will occur in March in Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Washington, D.C. and New York. These events offer a great opportunity to see for yourself what makes Illinois such a special place to study law and meet other members of the Illinois Law community."


That is pretty cool that you can go to admitted students’ weekend in your area, so you can meet people from around you that are thinking about going to UofI. I live in Chicago but am from St. Louis, I wonder if I could go to both if they are on separate weekends?

(Assuming I even get in, come on IL, throw me an acceptance please! Or at least let me know where I stand. In Review purgatory is the worst! In review since 12/22!)

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Englander742 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:25 pm

Withdrew. Best of luck to those waiting.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby mattviphky » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:49 pm

yeah, i don't know about Illinois. All you people who have been admitted should probably just withdraw. :wink:

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:02 pm

mattviphky wrote:yeah, i don't know about Illinois. All you people who have been admitted should probably just withdraw. :wink:


Agreed. Only a fool would consider Illinois. 8)

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby naw » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:55 pm

Top choice after 3/4 tuition scholly. Any current/former law students out there fielding questions about about the school and life in the area?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby STLMizzou » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:33 pm

naw wrote:Top choice after 3/4 tuition scholly. Any current/former law students out there fielding questions about about the school and life in the area?



Congrats! When I grow up (aka get a decision), I want to be in your position.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Ludo! » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:35 pm

naw wrote:Top choice after 3/4 tuition scholly. Any current/former law students out there fielding questions about about the school and life in the area?


Sure. I'm a 2l here

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby burndtscorcho » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:56 pm

I just got held yesterday with fairly lackluster numbers. How realistic do you guys think it will be to get accepted off a hold?

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby hoosierball » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:01 am

burndtscorcho wrote:I just got held yesterday with fairly lackluster numbers. How realistic do you guys think it will be to get accepted off a hold?


Can you give all those out there wondering what your numbers are....

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby burndtscorcho » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:15 am

sure, 3.37 and 156.
Also a vet, have a legit job at Apple Inc., worked at HLS and other have good softs.

Heading down there tomorrow to meet with the Director of Admissions

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby blurbz » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:05 pm

naw wrote:Top choice after 3/4 tuition scholly. Any current/former law students out there fielding questions about about the school and life in the area?



Sure. 2L here.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby somewherewarm » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:37 pm

This may have been answered but I didn't see it in the previous few pages, does anyone know if Illinois negotiates scholarships? Thank you guys and good luck to everyone still waiting for a decision.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby givemea170 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:39 pm

burndtscorcho wrote:sure, 3.37 and 156.
Also a vet, have a legit job at Apple Inc., worked at HLS and other have good softs.

Heading down there tomorrow to meet with the Director of Admissions


To be honest, you're below both medians... this year I think they will be more worried about their numbers because of the scandals so softs might not matter as much as they would have in the past.

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby Ludo! » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:18 pm

somewherewarm wrote:This may have been answered but I didn't see it in the previous few pages, does anyone know if Illinois negotiates scholarships? Thank you guys and good luck to everyone still waiting for a decision.


Hard to know for sure since its a different admissions person now, but they used to and I don't see why they wouldn't continue to do so

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Re: UIUC 2015

Postby naw » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:53 pm

blurbz wrote:Sure. 2L here.

Ludovico Technique wrote:Sure. I'm a 2l here

How competitive are the classes? Where and in what type of law are y'all looking to work after graduation? Any good music in Champaign?




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