UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby vikingrunner » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:01 pm

Didn't see a thread.

Submitted this morning, won't be complete until my LSAT score is reported. I visited in October and enjoyed it. Only drawback was that the Law School building is a bit of a maze and there is a bunch of construction on that side of campus (practice facility for the football team, I think).

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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wombythewombat » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:40 pm

Thanks for making this thread! I submitted 10/24 but didn't complete the full residency form until mid-November so I don't think I was considered complete until then.

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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Delta887 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:42 pm

Checking in. Went complete on 10/31. Really hoping we hear something this week. UNC is one of my top choices!

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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby LYNZE985 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:39 am

When does UNC typically start notifying of acceptance?

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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Jack_Kelly » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:20 pm

LYNZE985 wrote:When does UNC typically start notifying of acceptance?

before now

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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:50 pm

Checking in!

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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby hipcatdaddio » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:11 am

2017 UNC grad here (also went to UNC for UG). if anybody has any questions, please feel free to ask. I do have a job that actually requires me to do work (bit of a drag), so I can't guarantee a prompt response, but I'll do my best.

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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:29 am

hipcatdaddio wrote:2017 UNC grad here (also went to UNC for UG). if anybody has any questions, please feel free to ask. I do have a job that actually requires me to do work (bit of a drag), so I can't guarantee a prompt response, but I'll do my best.



What are you doing now (career-wise)? How was/is the culture at UNC? What did you do summer 1L and 2L? Thank you for answering questions! :)

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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby hipcatdaddio » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:19 pm

wolfonlawstreet wrote:
hipcatdaddio wrote:2017 UNC grad here (also went to UNC for UG). if anybody has any questions, please feel free to ask. I do have a job that actually requires me to do work (bit of a drag), so I can't guarantee a prompt response, but I'll do my best.



What are you doing now (career-wise)? How was/is the culture at UNC? What did you do summer 1L and 2L? Thank you for answering questions! :)


I work for a mid-market branch for a V100 firm in NC as a lit associate. I'm a NC native, so the goal was always to stay in NC.

The culture at UNC is pretty congenial. It's not a cut-throat environment and there are people with a bunch of different interests. It definitely leans liberal, but there are a handful of conservative pockets within the school. I will say that there is a general pressure to engage in pro bono, but it's by no means a requirement.

During 1L summer, I split between an RA position at the law school and a boutique real estate firm. During 2L summer, I split between my current firm and a different, but similar, firm in NC. 1L SA positions aren't easy to come by unless your first semester 1L grades put you at a 3.7 or higher (roughly Top 10%). 2L SA is more forgiving, but you still need to be in the top 1/3 of the class to be a competitive applicant for most firms. Raleigh and Greensboro firms care more about NC ties than Charlotte firms do (but they're still helpful to have). I had several classmates end up in NY, DC, Atlanta as well. While the vast majority of UNC grads stay in NC, it's not impossible to end up in a major market, but you need great grades (top 10-20%).

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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:56 pm

hipcatdaddio wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
hipcatdaddio wrote:2017 UNC grad here (also went to UNC for UG). if anybody has any questions, please feel free to ask. I do have a job that actually requires me to do work (bit of a drag), so I can't guarantee a prompt response, but I'll do my best.



What are you doing now (career-wise)? How was/is the culture at UNC? What did you do summer 1L and 2L? Thank you for answering questions! :)


I work for a mid-market branch for a V100 firm in NC as a lit associate. I'm a NC native, so the goal was always to stay in NC.

The culture at UNC is pretty congenial. It's not a cut-throat environment and there are people with a bunch of different interests. It definitely leans liberal, but there are a handful of conservative pockets within the school. I will say that there is a general pressure to engage in pro bono, but it's by no means a requirement.

During 1L summer, I split between an RA position at the law school and a boutique real estate firm. During 2L summer, I split between my current firm and a different, but similar, firm in NC. 1L SA positions aren't easy to come by unless your first semester 1L grades put you at a 3.7 or higher (roughly Top 10%). 2L SA is more forgiving, but you still need to be in the top 1/3 of the class to be a competitive applicant for most firms. Raleigh and Greensboro firms care more about NC ties than Charlotte firms do (but they're still helpful to have). I had several classmates end up in NY, DC, Atlanta as well. While the vast majority of UNC grads stay in NC, it's not impossible to end up in a major market, but you need great grades (top 10-20%).


Thank you! Definitely good to know :)

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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby 1994lawapplicant » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:06 pm

According to LSN, UNC has not, since 2010-2011, taken this long to release its first wave. What's going on?

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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby littlewing67 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:35 pm

1994lawapplicant wrote:According to LSN, UNC has not, since 2010-2011, taken this long to release its first wave. What's going on?


Seriously???

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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby fastfretxfingers » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:41 pm

littlewing67 wrote:
1994lawapplicant wrote:According to LSN, UNC has not, since 2010-2011, taken this long to release its first wave. What's going on?


Seriously???


Did anyone hear anything?




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