UIUC Class of 2016

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Gracie94
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Gracie94 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:50 pm

Withdrew. Good luck!

illini22
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby illini22 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:51 pm

This may be of interest to you guys:

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 0316224459


http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 0127225923

FYI, this gives you a good way to compare not only the percentage, but also what law firms are hiring from U of I and its closest competitors (aka, take a look at Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, etc).

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Xs20
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Xs20 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:04 pm

illini22 wrote:This may be of interest to you guys:

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 0316224459


http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 0127225923

FYI, this gives you a good way to compare not only the percentage, but also what law firms are hiring from U of I and its closest competitors (aka, take a look at Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, etc).


This data is awesome, thanks for posting this

jhertirac
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby jhertirac » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:10 am

AMilfordMan wrote:Do you have a link to the group? Too lazy to search on my phone...



lol

the joys of technology.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1211866 ... 2/?fref=ts

wannabelawstudent
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:20 am

Can waitlisted people join?

jhertirac
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby jhertirac » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:34 am

wannabelawstudent wrote:Can waitlisted people join?



Sure thing. I honestly do not see why not.

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AMilfordMan
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby AMilfordMan » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:08 am

wannabelawstudent wrote:Can waitlisted people join?


Wait a minute. I think you've applied to every school that I did at this point. Now I'm wondering how many class of 2016 fb groups you're a part of?!

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AMilfordMan
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby AMilfordMan » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:11 am

AMilfordMan wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:Can waitlisted people join?


Wait a minute. I think you've applied to every school that I did at this point. Now I'm wondering how many class of 2016 fb groups you're a part of?!


And now that I've looked at the group, how many is Cuse a part of?!

dewdawn
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby dewdawn » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:50 am

AMilfordMan wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:Can waitlisted people join?


Wait a minute. I think you've applied to every school that I did at this point. Now I'm wondering how many class of 2016 fb groups you're a part of?!


haha, I think wannabelawstudent is networking in advance...

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AMilfordMan
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby AMilfordMan » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:54 am

dewdawn wrote:
AMilfordMan wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:Can waitlisted people join?


Wait a minute. I think you've applied to every school that I did at this point. Now I'm wondering how many class of 2016 fb groups you're a part of?!


haha, I think wannabelawstudent is networking in advance...


Social gunner. I like it.

Wannabe, please tell me have business cards made already for each school that has accepted you.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:58 am

AMilfordMan wrote:
AMilfordMan wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:Can waitlisted people join?


Wait a minute. I think you've applied to every school that I did at this point. Now I'm wondering how many class of 2016 fb groups you're a part of?!


And now that I've looked at the group, how many is Cuse a part of?!


:D

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:05 pm

No I legitimately applied to UIUC. I value schools that give flash drives to admitted students VERY HIGHLY.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Xs20 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:09 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:No I legitimately applied to UIUC. I value schools that give flash drives to admitted students VERY HIGHLY.

You would LOVE Cleveland-Marshall bro.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:10 pm

Xs20 wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:No I legitimately applied to UIUC. I value schools that give flash drives to admitted students VERY HIGHLY.

You would LOVE Cleveland-Marshall bro.


dat iPad

illiniguy1551
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby illiniguy1551 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:29 pm

I think the FB group would be more successful if you had someone from Admissions email it out to admitted students. Right now it it is just TLS'ers lol.

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby dewdawn » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:35 pm

illiniguy1551 wrote:I think the FB group would be more successful if you had someone from Admissions email it out to admitted students. Right now it it is just TLS'ers lol.


wish to meet more classmates :D

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby illiniguy1551 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:32 am

dewdawn wrote:
illiniguy1551 wrote:I think the FB group would be more successful if you had someone from Admissions email it out to admitted students. Right now it it is just TLS'ers lol.


wish to meet more classmates :D


Right?! jhertirac you are screwing up everything!

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby illiniguy1551 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:34 am

Although, if the group stays at only 9 members, maybe that will significantly boost our chances of employment at graduation. Just maybe.

dewdawn
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby dewdawn » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:22 pm

illiniguy1551 wrote:Although, if the group stays at only 9 members, maybe that will significantly boost our chances of employment at graduation. Just maybe.


if there were only 9 kids this year...

jhertirac
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby jhertirac » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:38 pm

Lol... Screwing up? Oh ok. I'll end it then :)
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AMilfordMan
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby AMilfordMan » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:41 pm

dewdawn wrote:
illiniguy1551 wrote:Although, if the group stays at only 9 members, maybe that will significantly boost our chances of employment at graduation. Just maybe.


if there were only 9 kids this year...


Imagine it. 9 kids, but still 3 sections. That curve would be ridiculous. But hey, we'd all make law review!

dewdawn
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby dewdawn » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:07 pm

AMilfordMan wrote:
dewdawn wrote:
illiniguy1551 wrote:Although, if the group stays at only 9 members, maybe that will significantly boost our chances of employment at graduation. Just maybe.


if there were only 9 kids this year...


Imagine it. 9 kids, but still 3 sections. That curve would be ridiculous. But hey, we'd all make law review!


lol

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abduction12
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby abduction12 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:35 pm

Hey all,

Just put down my deposit and am trying to figure out where to live...I heard a lot of law students live down in Savoy in a place called the Village. Would those familiar with U-C recommend living down there? It seems a little out of the way and I don't want it to be too much of a hassle to get to school everyday. Thoughts on living there/elsewhere? Would you suggest living alone during your 1L year?

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Ludo!
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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby Ludo! » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:02 pm

abduction12 wrote:Hey all,

Just put down my deposit and am trying to figure out where to live...I heard a lot of law students live down in Savoy in a place called the Village. Would those familiar with U-C recommend living down there? It seems a little out of the way and I don't want it to be too much of a hassle to get to school everyday. Thoughts on living there/elsewhere? Would you suggest living alone during your 1L year?


A ton of people live in the Village, some love it and stay there all three years, some hate it and move out after 1l year. Disadvantages that I know of - far from campus, (there is a shuttle but it's not always the most reliable. If you're the kind of person who likes to stay on campus all day it's not a big deal, but if you like to study at home I could see it being annoying), I know people who have fought with management over various things, the set up of some of the apartments are kind of annoying, my friend who lives there has to share a back balcony with her neighbors. It's also far from any cool bars or restaurants but there's a lot of law school parties there so it might balance out. I think you need a roomate to live there too but I'm not sure.

I live near downtown Champaign with a company called Royse & Brinkmeyer and have been here all 3 years. I love them and love the apartment and couldn't imagine living anywhere else.

Whatever you do make sure you look up the rental company with the Tenant Union. It's a free campus service that will tell you all the complaints about a company. They'll also review your lease for you before you sign it.

I think living with a roomate is fine if it's something you are used to and comfortable with. I've never really heard too many roomate horror stories. But if you're doing it just to save money and then live in a place like the Village or Indigo Place etc, it seems kind of silly to me. I'd rather live by myself in a cheaper and less fancy place. But it's personal preference, I doubt it would have any effect on your grades or anything.

e: also here's a good post from a current 3l about the Village:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=60995&p=3942210#p3942210

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Re: UIUC Class of 2016

Postby AMilfordMan » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:26 pm

abduction12 wrote:Hey all,

Just put down my deposit and am trying to figure out where to live...I heard a lot of law students live down in Savoy in a place called the Village. Would those familiar with U-C recommend living down there? It seems a little out of the way and I don't want it to be too much of a hassle to get to school everyday. Thoughts on living there/elsewhere? Would you suggest living alone during your 1L year?


I've need lived in a big complex like the village, but the above comments seem correct.

Personally, I like being able to walk/bike to class and bars. I've had good experiences or heard good things about Barr, Weiner companies, and green st. realty just to name a few. Definitely trust the tenant union more than my advice, this is just one person's experience and word of mouth.

Feel free to PM me a property you look at online and I can tell you more about the landlord/location.




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