UIUC Class of 2016

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DoveBodyWash
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:06 pm

AMilfordMan wrote:
You're not totally wrong. It just doesn't apply to UIUC. UIUC wasn't in the realm of UChicago, Northwestern, and Michigan before any rankings drop and will always place better than the t2/t3 Illinois schools just because of much stronger regional prestige.

Even if UIUC's 2016 medians were to drop again, UIUC would still have the same mediocre overall placement it had before the drop and better biglaw placement than the closest in-state, lower ranked school.


TITCR.

UIUC will always draw a stable group of firms to OCI just by virtue of being UIUC. Its ranking could drop to friggin #60 and it would still be several levels higher than schools like John Marshall or Chicago-Kent. No hate for those schools or anything, but people need to understand just how well UIUC is regarded within Illinois.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby manofjustice » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:19 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:I don't care about the substance of what you have to say, you're just terrible


I hate you too. Go fuck yourself.

Maybe other people care about the substance of what I say and care not-a-bit for your petty penis-size-motivated internet rivalries, so shut the fuck up while I talk about law schools and the legal market.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Ludo! » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:29 pm

manofjustice wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:I don't care about the substance of what you have to say, you're just terrible


I hate you too. Go fuck yourself.

Maybe other people care about the substance of what I say and care not-a-bit for your petty penis-size-motivated internet rivalries, so shut the fuck up while I talk about law schools and the legal market.


Nobody cares what you have to say. Also you're a stupid 1l and you don't know anything about the legal market, especially not in Chicago

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby manofjustice » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:35 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:
manofjustice wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:I don't care about the substance of what you have to say, you're just terrible


I hate you too. Go fuck yourself.

Maybe other people care about the substance of what I say and care not-a-bit for your petty penis-size-motivated internet rivalries, so shut the fuck up while I talk about law schools and the legal market.


Nobody cares what you have to say. Also you're a stupid 1l and you don't know anything about the legal market, especially not in Chicago


Weird that you assume I know nothing about the legal market "in Chicago."

Anyway, I agree with cusenation...it'll take a lot for a firm to just abandon a school altogether. But a firm could move to preselect or move up their cutoffs.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:43 pm

So how's the weather guys?

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby manofjustice » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:30 am

lhanvt13 wrote:So how's the weather guys?


I like Spring.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:37 am

Ludovico Technique wrote:
manofjustice wrote:
You can leave instead.


I actually go to this school


LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

MoJ do you need ice for that burn, bro? Also, paging jadewest to the lounge. Ludo is spoken for but I am not.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby JadeWest » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:21 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:
manofjustice wrote:
You can leave instead.


I actually go to this school


LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

MoJ do you need ice for that burn, bro? Also, paging jadewest to the lounge. Ludo is spoken for but I am not.


LOLOLOLOL. i can't!!!! the lounge is a vortex. if i post even once, i'll be at 5000+ post by the next week. :shock: :shock:

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Ludo! » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:24 pm

Mel has summoned you, theres no resisting

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby JadeWest » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:53 pm

DAMAGE CONTROL

Dear JADEWEST:
Earlier this week, as you know, U.S. News & World Report published its 2014 rankings of top law schools. This year, the College of Law was ranked 47th, having been ranked 35th in the prior rankings cycle.
Although we are disappointed by this assessment, we know that the current rankings fail to capture many of the College’s most important institutional achievements and values: the College’s new Chicago Program; the best bar passage rate (98%) in the state of Illinois in summer 2012; the College’s ranking of 17th in terms of alumni ascending to partnership in the nation’s largest and most prestigious law firms; and our fundamental commitment to accessibility, affordability, and transparency – including tuition and scholarship guarantees. It is also important to note that the current rankings rely on employment data for the Class of 2011 – a class that faced a particularly challenging legal market, including in the state of Illinois. Externally verified placement data for the College of Law’s Class of 2012, which will be submitted to external bodies later this week and reported in the upcoming U.S. News cycle, show a significantly higher percentage of Illinois Law graduates in long-term jobs after nine months. You will receive a follow-up email when the Class of 2012 nine-month placement data is available on our website. We believe that this significant, positive development reflects the considerable investments made by the College in its Career Services Office, as well as in clinics and externships that help students become even more practice-ready.
As you make your decision to attend the University of Illinois College of Law, please know that we will remain focused on our chief task: to prepare students to excel as lawyers, from day one and throughout their careers. In the coming weeks, deans, faculty members, and students will be reaching out to you and our other admitted students to address your questions and convey what Illinois Law has meant to them. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me.

Best regards

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby snapdragon25 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:54 pm

Whoa that email whoa

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Ludo! » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:56 pm

LOL that's basically the same email they sent to us minus that last paragraph. Don't trust any of the students they got to tell people how great the school is. Only a gunner weirdo would volunteer for that

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby AMilfordMan » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:15 pm

The only important part of that email: I'll be very interested to see those new employment numbers.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Jake Wyler » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:29 pm

AMilfordMan wrote:The only important part of that email: I'll be very interested to see those new employment numbers.


+1

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby OfficialWheelman » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:13 pm

To address some of the concerns about employers being worried about a drop in ranking or the admissions scandal in general, I went through OCI with only OK grades and still ended up with a summer position at a firm in my secondary market.

Two of the mid-size firms I interviewed with seemed a little worried about the admissions scandal. I should note, however, that they never had a UIUC student summer with them before.

A bunch of the interviewers at other firms (including two firms that gave me offers) made light of the scandal and rankings drop from 23 to 35. These firms either recruited from UIUC in the past or had Illinois alum. I specifically remember one partner telling me that he couldn't really gauge my GPA because UIUC doctors all of its numbers, so I told him I really had a 1.8 but was trending upward. He loved it. It was a completely light-hearted exchange.

Hurt egos aside, the only thing that matters at the end of the day is getting an offer. It's still 100% possible to get an offer as an Illinois student.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:51 pm

Anyone receive an email from a law professor recently? I got one at midnight yesterday.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby PRgradBYU » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:04 pm

JadeWest wrote:DAMAGE CONTROL

Dear JADEWEST:
Earlier this week, as you know, U.S. News & World Report published its 2014 rankings of top law schools. This year, the College of Law was ranked 47th, having been ranked 35th in the prior rankings cycle.
Although we are disappointed by this assessment, we know that the current rankings fail to capture many of the College’s most important institutional achievements and values: the College’s new Chicago Program; the best bar passage rate (98%) in the state of Illinois in summer 2012; the College’s ranking of 17th in terms of alumni ascending to partnership in the nation’s largest and most prestigious law firms; and our fundamental commitment to accessibility, affordability, and transparency – including tuition and scholarship guarantees. It is also important to note that the current rankings rely on employment data for the Class of 2011 – a class that faced a particularly challenging legal market, including in the state of Illinois. Externally verified placement data for the College of Law’s Class of 2012, which will be submitted to external bodies later this week and reported in the upcoming U.S. News cycle, show a significantly higher percentage of Illinois Law graduates in long-term jobs after nine months. You will receive a follow-up email when the Class of 2012 nine-month placement data is available on our website. We believe that this significant, positive development reflects the considerable investments made by the College in its Career Services Office, as well as in clinics and externships that help students become even more practice-ready.
As you make your decision to attend the University of Illinois College of Law, please know that we will remain focused on our chief task: to prepare students to excel as lawyers, from day one and throughout their careers. In the coming weeks, deans, faculty members, and students will be reaching out to you and our other admitted students to address your questions and convey what Illinois Law has meant to them. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me.

Best regards


It would seem UIUC is in panic mode.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby blurbz » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:34 pm

Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Anyone receive an email from a law professor recently? I got one at midnight yesterday.


Which professor is emailing?

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Ludo! » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:48 pm

blurbz wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Anyone receive an email from a law professor recently? I got one at midnight yesterday.


Which professor is emailing?


I hope its Boyle

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby blurbz » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:12 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:
blurbz wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Anyone receive an email from a law professor recently? I got one at midnight yesterday.


Which professor is emailing?


I hope its Boyle



Hahahahahah I think I would know if that were the case....

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby blackie5 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:05 pm

blurbz wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:
blurbz wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Anyone receive an email from a law professor recently? I got one at midnight yesterday.


Which professor is emailing?


I hope its Boyle



Hahahahahah I think I would know if that were the case....



Did you request a mentor.... or was it regarding something completely different?

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:15 pm

blackie5 wrote:Did you request a mentor.... or was it regarding something completely different?


Did not request a mentor. Completely unsolicited.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby illiniguy1551 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:53 am

Does anyone know when the next wave of decisions might be released? Really hoping to get in off wait list with new Feb LSAT score...

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby mosquito » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:41 am

Is there anyone who has known something about the interview schedule for Morrill Scholar application? I haven't heard back from UIUC since I submitted my application.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Burne182 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:56 am

mosquito wrote:Is there anyone who has known something about the interview schedule for Morrill Scholar application? I haven't heard back from UIUC since I submitted my application.


I asked last week when I was visiting and she said there would be an email coming this week or next setting up the interviews. Also that said interviews would likely be done via skype or phone (since scheduling them in-person would be a bit of a nightmare...)

Hope this helps!




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