University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby thebobs1987 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:29 pm

AMilfordMan wrote:
Yanky91 wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:What do you want to do and where do you want to be: those should be the two most important questions you ask yourself as you visit and decide which school is better suited to get you there.

The rise in rank is nice, but it should be a marginal factor in your decision.

I agree. I am from Maryland. I have never been to Illinois. I am going to the ASD to see if I like the area. I do not know where I want to be. I can say that after visiting NC, I don't think I would like to work there. But Wake is a regional school that covers more than just NC. I want as little debt as possible. I don't care about biglaw, but I do think the fact that such a large percentage of grads work in biglaw out of UIUC says something positive about their reputation. My brother is in biglaw in D.C. and I think I would have a better shot at D.C. from Wake than Illinois. However, I have never been to Chicago, and from what I hear it's a great place to be a lawyer. It's also only a two hour flight from MD, so if I want to see my fam, it won't be such a trek. I am also a traditional Jew, and there are far more Jews in Champaign than Winston-Salem (but this is not a major factor or consideration).


Assuming you are flying into Chicago and have the time, try to at least make it to some of the key places in the city. You have a better chance at securing good employment in Chicago than anywhere else, so it better be a place you like to live.

As far as DC goes, I know UIUC has a few really well connected alums in DC, but otherwise not a tremendous presence there. That being said, LST only shows 5.8% of Wake grads working in DC.


+1 to what MilfordMan said. I came from DC and I met several of our really successful alums there and they are some of our most committed alumni and very helpful. But whether it is UIUC or WF, I wouldn't plan on going straight to DC from either unless you network really hard. Feel free to PM me about DC or the Jewish stuff if you want

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:57 pm

Is there anything after "ready for review"? Been sitting on that for awhile now. (Okay, only a few weeks.)

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby thywizardofwit » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:02 am

Does anyone know how much the first seat deposit is? I see it's due on 4/15 but can't seem to find how much it is.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Psy123 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:41 am

thywizardofwit wrote:Does anyone know how much the first seat deposit is? I see it's due on 4/15 but can't seem to find how much it is.


Each of the 2 deposits are $250

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby komoro » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:43 am

thywizardofwit wrote:Does anyone know how much the first seat deposit is? I see it's due on 4/15 but can't seem to find how much it is.


Did you get accepted?
Mine is still under review since 3/11 and I can only see the 1st deposit due on 4/15.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:25 am

komoro wrote:
thywizardofwit wrote:Does anyone know how much the first seat deposit is? I see it's due on 4/15 but can't seem to find how much it is.


Did you get accepted?
Mine is still under review since 3/11 and I can only see the 1st deposit due on 4/15.


Same boat as me. When did you apply?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby komoro » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:34 am

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
komoro wrote:
thywizardofwit wrote:Does anyone know how much the first seat deposit is? I see it's due on 4/15 but can't seem to find how much it is.


Did you get accepted?
Mine is still under review since 3/11 and I can only see the 1st deposit due on 4/15.


Same boat as me. When did you apply?


Applied in 1/31

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby RLowry23 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:24 pm

Is anyone going to ASD next Friday (3/21)?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby janesdoe » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:14 pm

Accepted on 1/9. I'm pretty sure I will be attending. Hopefully I will get some schools money though. Does anyone know of good neighborhoods around the area to live in? Sadly, I am not able to visit the school.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Ditka747 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:59 am

RLowry23 wrote:Is anyone going to ASD next Friday (3/21)?


I'm going. Looking forward to this "Savor the Flavor" event.

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Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:07 pm

Ditka747 wrote:
RLowry23 wrote:Is anyone going to ASD next Friday (3/21)?


I'm going. Looking forward to this "Savor the Flavor" event.


Deetz?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby RLowry23 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:50 pm

Ditka747 wrote:
RLowry23 wrote:Is anyone going to ASD next Friday (3/21)?


I'm going. Looking forward to this "Savor the Flavor" event.


Is that where they buy us drinks?

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Ditka747 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:05 pm

RLowry23 wrote:
Ditka747 wrote:
RLowry23 wrote:Is anyone going to ASD next Friday (3/21)?


I'm going. Looking forward to this "Savor the Flavor" event.


Is that where they buy us drinks?


Not sure if they are buying, but I think we're going to have the chance to socialize/drink with current students.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby AMilfordMan » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:21 pm

Ditka747 wrote:
RLowry23 wrote:
Ditka747 wrote:
RLowry23 wrote:Is anyone going to ASD next Friday (3/21)?


I'm going. Looking forward to this "Savor the Flavor" event.


Is that where they buy us drinks?


Not sure if they are buying, but I think we're going to have the chance to socialize/drink with current students.


They give you a few tickets that are good for select food/drinks at certain downtown restaurants. I went last year and had a good experience. The only downside to the upcoming ASD is that it is the friday that spring break starts, so a lot of students will be leaving town that afternoon. There will for sure still be current students going out, but I would expect the April ASD to have a bigger student presence.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:12 pm

AMilfordMan wrote:
Ditka747 wrote:
RLowry23 wrote:
Ditka747 wrote:
I'm going. Looking forward to this "Savor the Flavor" event.


Is that where they buy us drinks?


Not sure if they are buying, but I think we're going to have the chance to socialize/drink with current students.


They give you a few tickets that are good for select food/drinks at certain downtown restaurants. I went last year and had a good experience. The only downside to the upcoming ASD is that it is the friday that spring break starts, so a lot of students will be leaving town that afternoon. There will for sure still be current students going out, but I would expect the April ASD to have a bigger student presence.


Be honest: why would a 1L+ want to drink with a 0L? (OK, I can see one or two exceptions.)

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby AMilfordMan » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:43 pm

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:Be honest: why would a 1L+ want to drink with a 0L? (OK, I can see one or two exceptions.)


1. I'm pretty sure current students get drink/food tickets as well. So, it's free.
2. Something you will hear about 100 times in the CSO networking presentations: lawyers (and law students) love to talk about themselves. You can't find a better audience than a group of 0Ls.
3. Again, free food and drinks.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Ditka747 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:13 pm

In town tonight for ASW. PM me if you're in town and up for grabbing a drink.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby isuperserial » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:28 pm

Anyone have any success stories of negotiating scholarships? If you could share what you did and what they responded with, that would be great! Also moar fotos of admitted student weekends and the law school!!

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby RLowry23 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:43 am

ASW was unbelievably good!

Will almost definitely be attending in the fall!

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Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:20 pm

RLowry23 wrote:ASW was unbelievably good!

Will almost definitely be attending in the fall!


Details? If I get in, I'm mixed on going in April.

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Postby RLowry23 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:37 pm

Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
RLowry23 wrote:ASW was unbelievably good!

Will almost definitely be attending in the fall!


Details? If I get in, I'm mixed on going in April.


The Dean's were just very open and honest, they provided a ton of incredible information on the school and it's job prospects. It seems like they are really doing alll they can to adapt to the current legal environment and make a real play for UIUC to be moved up the rankings. You have lunch at assigned tables with faculty and Dean's (I think they match them to your interests, at least they all matched mine).

Everyone is very friendly, open and awesome.

It was just a great time.

Also, the "Savor the Flavor" event is awesome and a great way to meet people.

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Ditka747 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:49 pm

RLowry23 wrote:
Baby_Got_Feuerbach wrote:
RLowry23 wrote:ASW was unbelievably good!

Will almost definitely be attending in the fall!


Details? If I get in, I'm mixed on going in April.


The Dean's were just very open and honest, they provided a ton of incredible information on the school and it's job prospects. It seems like they are really doing alll they can to adapt to the current legal environment and make a real play for UIUC to be moved up the rankings. You have lunch at assigned tables with faculty and Dean's (I think they match them to your interests, at least they all matched mine).

Everyone is very friendly, open and awesome.

It was just a great time.

Also, the "Savor the Flavor" event is awesome and a great way to meet people.


Sure was. The drink coupons were a better deal than I thought they were going to be too. Just about every bar offered 16oz drafts per ticket (they give you six).

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby femmefatale » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:46 pm

1e4 wrote:Accepted on 3/20 via email! Planning on attending the ASD on 4/11. Anyone else going to be there?? :)


Also accepted via e-mail on 3/20. I plan on being there!

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Re: University of Illinois UIUC c/o '17 Applicants (13-14 cycle)

Postby Baby_Got_Feuerbach » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:10 pm

The "April 15th" First Deposit date has disappeared off my status checker. Hoping that isn't a bad sign :|




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