Illinois 2010!

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pertristis
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby pertristis » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:48 pm

If all law schools had UIUC's online presence, I'd wager that the law school admissions cycle would be far less stressful for most involved. Kudos to Dean Pless for making this process as transparent as possible.

Of course, I could be biased at present, as I'm one of the lucky 41 applicants who got accepted today. Thanks for making my day!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby phoenix323 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:50 pm

pertristis wrote:If all law schools had UIUC's online presence, I'd wager that the law school admissions cycle would be far less stressful for most involved. Kudos to Dean Pless for making this process as transparent as possible.

Of course, I could be biased at present, as I'm one of the lucky 41 applicants who got accepted today. Thanks for making my day!


+1

And CONGRATS!!!!! I am hoping to get in off of the waitlist.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Luis Gomez » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:32 pm

cavebat2000 wrote:
Pless wrote:
DeSilentio2728 wrote:Haven't heard yet, but obviously, to come to a decision on nearly 300 applicants in 3.5 business days, they must not have looked much beyond the numbers for the majority of the applicants.


Actually I read files all weekend and in the evenings as well as during the ten to eleven hours a day I am in the office. I started reviewing this batch on February 26th. We do try to give applicants a quick turnaround on decisions however, usually that is appreciated. At this point in the cycle, after decisions have been made on over 3,300 applications, it becomes very difficult to be admitted.



How refreshing it is to find a Dean of Admissions communicating directly with applicants. You, sir, are amazing.


The rest of the admissions team is just as helpful. :mrgreen:

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:11 pm

Pless is a great guy, but he roots for the wrong team (all about the Niners). Illinois is a great school, and every admitted student should try to visit Champaign-Urbana. All of the students and professors are chill, and it would be a great place to spend the next 3 years.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby clwilson6 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:01 pm

Does anyone know when UIUC starts looking at waitlisters?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby itsmytime10 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:45 pm

Dean Pless,

How long is the JD/MCS program. I have not been able to find this information on your website.

Thank you.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby brickman » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:46 pm

clwilson6 wrote:Does anyone know when UIUC starts looking at waitlisters?


I believe Dean Pless said at the earliest April 1, but most likely after the deposit deadline on April 30th.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby adk6 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:02 pm

clwilson6 wrote:Does anyone know when UIUC starts looking at waitlisters?


There is a waitlist discussion thread here for any new WLers: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=109182

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby itsmytime10 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:07 am

Any predictions on us news ranking for illinois this year?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:15 pm

itsmytime10 wrote:Dean Pless,

How long is the JD/MCS program. I have not been able to find this information on your website.

Thank you.


Typically 4 years.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:53 pm

I wanted to let you all know that there will be no decisions out this week. I will be in DC on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Olive » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:00 pm

brickman wrote:
DeSilentio2728 wrote:Haven't heard yet, but obviously, to come to a decision on nearly 300 applicants in 3.5 business days, they must not have looked much beyond the numbers for the majority of the applicants.


As others have noted, you must have a very uninformed view of the admissions office at UIUC. Dean Pless has been unbelievably helpful and thorough in reviewing both my own application as well as thousands of others. I would hope that you get some more information before you come to such a hasty conclusion.

Further, his presence on this board, something that is not done by many other Admissions offices is a testament to his commitment to a comprehensive and transparent admissions process.


+1


Thank you, Dean Pless, for your frequent and helpful communication here!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby bananasinpajamas » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:45 pm

Just wanted to say what a wonderful time I had at the Admitted Students weekend. Dean Smith, Pless, the entire faculty and students were more than welcoming. :-). Great job Illinois!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Acedeuce » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:54 pm

bananasinpajamas wrote:Just wanted to say what a wonderful time I had at the Admitted Students weekend. Dean Smith, Pless, the entire faculty and students were more than welcoming. :-). Great job Illinois!


I second that sentiment. It was fantastic and all the faculty were friendly and brilliant (especially Dean Smith via his mock class). I will also say, the current students were both friendly and forthcoming with their honest answers. Anyone looking for more specifics can PM for any other information. If you are thinking about checking Illinois out, I cannot stress enough that this was a great experience for me.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby MBZags » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:47 am

Did any of you guys happen to snap some pictures of the law school/Urbana-Champaign?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:18 am

MBZags wrote:Did any of you guys happen to snap some pictures of the law school/Urbana-Champaign?

+1

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Acedeuce » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:26 pm

FunkyJD wrote:
MBZags wrote:Did any of you guys happen to snap some pictures of the law school/Urbana-Champaign?

+1


I have a few, I have to run to work shortly, but will try to get them posted tonight. They are nothing that terrific, but I have some pictures of different areas of the law building if that is what you are interested in.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby blurbz » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:07 pm

+1 to Illinois.

I meant to post this a few days ago, but it slipped my mind. I emailed the admissions office early last week to set up a visit. Someone got back to me within 5 minutes (I had emailed the wrong person, she was forwarding my note to the person who schedules visits). Then, the person to whom she forwarded my message wrote me within 5 minutes with some options. I responded and she wrote back again quite quickly. The whole process of scheduling a visit, even though I originally emailed the wrong person, took less than 15 minutes. I am incredibly impressed.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:10 am

I agree, they come across as running a first-class operation when it comes to recruiting students.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby lawschoolornothing » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:30 pm

How long does it take to receive the username and password to check application status online? Thanks.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:30 pm

lawschoolornothing wrote:How long does it take to receive the username and password to check application status online? Thanks.


Just a couple of days normally. If it has been longer than that just send me an email and I can check on it for you.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby lawschoolornothing » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:41 pm

I just received the email containing the username and password. Thank you very much. You are fast like everyone on here says you are. :)

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby msbeautifulbasham » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:36 pm

The acceptance e-mail mentioned that the law school would be sending out videos of the campus. Does everyone get this? Or just some people.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby MBZags » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:36 pm

msbeautifulbasham wrote:The acceptance e-mail mentioned that the law school would be sending out videos of the campus. Does everyone get this? Or just some people.


Some people have reported getting a flash drive with a bunch of admissions stuff on it. I haven't gotten mine yet, though I am anxious to see everything on there.




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