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 BentleyLittle » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:04 pm

So I'm held for a second review. Is this some sort of soft wait list? Can't find anything definitive through the search function.

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

Postby The Dark Kite » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:31 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:So I'm held for a second review. Is this some sort of soft wait list? Can't find anything definitive through the search function.

Wish I could be of service. I've been complete since mid-November with no word... so it's crazy to think that you're already in your second review and I haven't even gotten a pass around yet lol.

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

Postby Nucky » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:35 pm

The Dark Kite wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:So I'm held for a second review. Is this some sort of soft wait list? Can't find anything definitive through the search function.

Wish I could be of service. I've been complete since mid-November with no word... so it's crazy to think that you're already in your second review and I haven't even gotten a pass around yet lol.


I went complete around the same time as you and went under review a few days ago. If you aren't UR already, I am sure you will be soon. Good luck!

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

Postby The Dark Kite » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:47 pm

Nucky wrote:
The Dark Kite wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:So I'm held for a second review. Is this some sort of soft wait list? Can't find anything definitive through the search function.

Wish I could be of service. I've been complete since mid-November with no word... so it's crazy to think that you're already in your second review and I haven't even gotten a pass around yet lol.


I went complete around the same time as you and went under review a few days ago. If you aren't UR already, I am sure you will be soon. Good luck!

Thank you! Here's to hoping. And good luck with your review.

On an unrelated note: Anyone have any idea about how UIUC fares in the Chitown big law market?

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

Postby mx23250 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:48 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:So I'm held for a second review. Is this some sort of soft wait list? Can't find anything definitive through the search function.


How long before you were "held" did your status turn to "in review"? I submitted early Dec. and it changed to "in review" last week. I'm expecting to be held too since it's a bit of a reach for me.

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

Postby BentleyLittle » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:50 pm

mx23250 wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:So I'm held for a second review. Is this some sort of soft wait list? Can't find anything definitive through the search function.


How long before you were "held" did your status turn to "in review"? I submitted early Dec. and it changed to "in review" last week. I'm expecting to be held too since it's a bit of a reach for me.


I went UR on 12/2 and just updated to held today. I'm above median and have been accepted at other schools so I'm not sure what the deal is.

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

Postby mx23250 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:58 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:
mx23250 wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:So I'm held for a second review. Is this some sort of soft wait list? Can't find anything definitive through the search function.


How long before you were "held" did your status turn to "in review"? I submitted early Dec. and it changed to "in review" last week. I'm expecting to be held too since it's a bit of a reach for me.


I went UR on 12/2 and just updated to held today. I'm above median and have been accepted at other schools so I'm not sure what the deal is.


Yeah, that is very strange and I doubt it would be a YP move?

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

Postby BentleyLittle » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:03 pm

I'm just hoping that they can't decide how much $ to offer or something like that.

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

Postby Winston1984 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:12 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:I'm just hoping that they can't decide how much $ to offer or something like that.


Definitely strange considering you are above both medians and a URM. You should be a hot commodity for them. Keep up hope, I bet you get in with $$$

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

Postby BentleyLittle » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:27 pm

Winston1984 wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:I'm just hoping that they can't decide how much $ to offer or something like that.


Definitely strange considering you are above both medians and a URM. You should be a hot commodity for them. Keep up hope, I bet you get in with $$$


True. Thanks! Guess we'll see what happens.

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

Postby mx23250 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:53 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:I'm just hoping that they can't decide how much $ to offer or something like that.


That's kind of what I'm thinking. Maybe they hold full scholarship contenders for review/approval of full scholarships. Either way I'm guessing you'll get in with some good $$.

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

Postby wyo_pbp » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:36 am

Finally went UR today!

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

Postby chingwoo » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:56 am

Anyone know how the falsified data has affected OCI? Reduction in firms?

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

Postby ZGr88n » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:59 am

Checking in!

Application sent late November, accepted 1/08 via email with $$.

Good luck everybody!

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

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:12 pm

Hey guys, congrats to all the admits. I'm a current 1L, so if you have any Qs, just ask.

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

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:31 pm

Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Hey guys, congrats to all the admits. I'm a current 1L, so if you have any Qs, just ask.


Love the tar. So as far as the scholarship goes, does the amount stay the same if you are able to obtain residency 2nd year? I know some schools either eliminate the scholarship if you become instate, reduce it, or it is basically impossible to obtain it. What kind of grades/rank are needed to do well at OCI? LST has about a quarter of the grads working in biglaw/fed clerkship, but I always assume LST is a little on the high side.

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

Postby rollbirds » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:51 pm

Checking in, as this cycle goes along its looking more and more likely that I will end up at U of I, which I don't think is a bad thing!

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

Postby Chardee_MacDennis » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:07 pm

Winston1984 wrote:
Chardee_MacDennis wrote:Hey guys, congrats to all the admits. I'm a current 1L, so if you have any Qs, just ask.


Love the tar. So as far as the scholarship goes, does the amount stay the same if you are able to obtain residency 2nd year? I know some schools either eliminate the scholarship if you become instate, reduce it, or it is basically impossible to obtain it. What kind of grades/rank are needed to do well at OCI? LST has about a quarter of the grads working in biglaw/fed clerkship, but I always assume LST is a little on the high side.


Not sure re: scholarship Q, so you'd have to check with admissions. It's incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to earn residency if you're here for only school purposes. Schollys generally, though, don't come with stips so long as you maintain good academic standing. Tuition is also locked in for all three years.

Re: OCI, from what 2Ls have said, if you're top 10%, you're in good shape. The further you are from there, though, things get dicey. If you have a hard-science background, you can be a bit lower, top 1/4-1/3, and still get some good interviews.

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

Postby illiniguy1551 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:01 am

http://www.law.illinois.edu/prospective ... s-profiles

New medians if current applicants haven't seen them yet. My class's LSAT dropped 3 points, but drop seems to be similar to other schools like ND.

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

Postby leib10 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Waitlisted via email, 1/21.

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

Postby wyo_pbp » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:25 pm

leib10 wrote:Waitlisted via email, 1/21.


Ditto.

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

Postby ltrego » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:45 pm

In via email.

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

Postby Attax » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:46 pm

Still just In Review. Congrats to the new admits!

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

Postby isuperserial » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:48 pm

In via email, 23k/yr scholarship! My parents went to UIUC for undergrad and I have a lot of family in the area, plus Chicago is pretty much my ideal place to work. With a scholarship like that for a school that seems to do reasonably well in the Chicago area, UIUC definitely is a serious contender.

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

Postby ltrego » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:59 pm

Also, just noticed "full tuition scholarship." Okay.




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