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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby SaintClarence27 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:04 pm

Pless wrote:
JCougar wrote:
anthropologieaddict wrote:
JCougar wrote:Still hanging around. Hasn't been any whiff of any activity at all so far. I'm guessing if there's going to be any activity, it's going to be in the next week or two -- after that, things pretty much start settling in.


Just wondering why you think this? Especially since there has been little movement on other schools waitlists yet, which would limit any withdraws from Illinois until this happens.


It's just a guess, but now that most schools' second deposit deadlines have passed, and after the double deposit report is issued in a week or so, I'm not sure there will be many more spots opening up anywhere en masse after that.


The multiple deposit report (with names) was available on May 15th this year, schools have had this information for a couple of weeks now. I am surprised at the lack of attrition here at Illinois, maybe it was the USB drive? :o


So how hosed are you with the lack of attrition? Is this going to be a large class?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby JCougar » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:24 pm

Pless wrote:
JCougar wrote:
anthropologieaddict wrote:
JCougar wrote:Still hanging around. Hasn't been any whiff of any activity at all so far. I'm guessing if there's going to be any activity, it's going to be in the next week or two -- after that, things pretty much start settling in.


Just wondering why you think this? Especially since there has been little movement on other schools waitlists yet, which would limit any withdraws from Illinois until this happens.


It's just a guess, but now that most schools' second deposit deadlines have passed, and after the double deposit report is issued in a week or so, I'm not sure there will be many more spots opening up anywhere en masse after that.


The multiple deposit report (with names) was available on May 15th this year, schools have had this information for a couple of weeks now. I am surprised at the lack of attrition here at Illinois, maybe it was the USB drive? :o


Hmmm...somebody else told me it was June 15th. Probably even less reason to get my hopes up....but either way, I think I'll be okay.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby MBZags » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:35 pm

SaintClarence27 wrote:So how hosed are you with the lack of attrition? Is this going to be a large class?


Yeah, that's something I'd like to know: how many people are in the class so far?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Luis Gomez » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:27 pm

JCougar wrote:
Illinois admits got USB drives? I got a pen from W&L and that's it...I'm definitely wishing I had some more law school schwag. If we don't get in to Illinois but there are still USB drives left over, can the waitlisters still get one? :-D


U can probably have mine. I didn't get a usb drive :(
Oh well, it probably wouldn't have made it trough customs anyways.

If my student visa doesn't get approved tomorrow, u might also get my spot in the class.

Other than some unexpected reason like not getting student visas, family problems or the like, I can't envision any of the admitted students withdrawing. Every one on the FB group is pretty hyped about attending.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby TCScrutinizer » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:40 pm

Regionality wrote:
Pless wrote:
The multiple deposit report (with names) was available on May 15th this year, schools have had this information for a couple of weeks now. I am surprised at the lack of attrition here at Illinois, maybe it was the USB drive? :o


Illinois admits got USB drives? I got a pen from W&L and that's it...I'm definitely wishing I had some more law school schwag. If we don't get in to Illinois but there are still USB drives left over, can the waitlisters still get one? :-D


W&L gave you a pen?!? I didn't get a pen.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby as stars burn » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:12 pm

Luis Gomez wrote:
JCougar wrote:
Illinois admits got USB drives? I got a pen from W&L and that's it...I'm definitely wishing I had some more law school schwag. If we don't get in to Illinois but there are still USB drives left over, can the waitlisters still get one? :-D


U can probably have mine. I didn't get a usb drive :(
Oh well, it probably wouldn't have made it trough customs anyways.

If my student visa doesn't get approved tomorrow, u might also get my spot in the class.

Other than some unexpected reason like not getting student visas, family problems or the like, I can't envision any of the admitted students withdrawing. Every one on the FB group is pretty hyped about attending.


oh man :-/ I hope you get approved! Yeah, I don't see anyone withdrawing either unless there are unforeseen circumstances. Sigh.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby MBZags » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:30 pm

Luis Gomez wrote:Other than some unexpected reason like not getting student visas, family problems or the like, I can't envision any of the admitted students withdrawing. Every one on the FB group is pretty hyped about attending.


Best of luck, man, I hope I see ya in August!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:56 am

Our class size is right on the money at the moment.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:57 am

JCougar wrote:Hmmm...somebody else told me it was June 15th. Probably even less reason to get my hopes up....but either way, I think I'll be okay.


Last year was June 15, we moved it up one month this year.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby miamiman » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:58 am

Dean Pless, how is the overall competitiveness of the Class of 13 profile forecasting?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby SaintClarence27 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:59 am

Pless wrote:Our class size is right on the money at the moment.


Sounds like you did a great job, then. Of course, I'm biased, but it seems like for me it would be a lot of guesswork and dart-throwing.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:57 am

miamiman wrote:Dean Pless, how is the overall competitiveness of the Class of 13 profile forecasting?

I am not sure what you mean.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby blurbz » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:00 am

Pless wrote:
miamiman wrote:Dean Pless, how is the overall competitiveness of the Class of 13 profile forecasting?

I am not sure what you mean.



I suspect that (s)he is asking about how LSAT/GPA statistics stack up against previous classes at Illinois.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby miamiman » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:02 am

blurbz wrote:
Pless wrote:
miamiman wrote:Dean Pless, how is the overall competitiveness of the Class of 13 profile forecasting?

I am not sure what you mean.



I suspect that (s)he is asking about how LSAT/GPA statistics stack up against previous classes at Illinois.


Precisely. any other metrics you want to use too.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby cr073137 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:29 am

Luis Gomez wrote:
JCougar wrote:
Illinois admits got USB drives? I got a pen from W&L and that's it...I'm definitely wishing I had some more law school schwag. If we don't get in to Illinois but there are still USB drives left over, can the waitlisters still get one? :-D


U can probably have mine. I didn't get a usb drive :(
Oh well, it probably wouldn't have made it trough customs anyways.

If my student visa doesn't get approved tomorrow, u might also get my spot in the class.

Other than some unexpected reason like not getting student visas, family problems or the like, I can't envision any of the admitted students withdrawing. Every one on the FB group is pretty hyped about attending.


I haven't even started any of my visa process, you will be fine.... Immigration offices loveee F-1 students, I think they secretly wish we all stay here.

Also, W&L gave me no pen!

I'm glad there is "talk" again in this forum, I've been coming every day and being disappointed on the lack of talk here. I'm glad I ended up choosing Illinois, it looks like our class is going to be a really strong pool. And this only speaks about the future of Illinois, Dean Pless + Dean Smith = success.

Btw: those someone knows what's the cheapest way to ship a box to champaign?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby blurbz » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:32 am

cr073137 wrote:
I haven't even started any of my visa process, you will be fine.... Immigration offices loveee F-1 students, I think they secretly wish we all stay here.

Also, W&L gave me no pen!

I'm glad there is "talk" again in this forum, I've been coming every day and being disappointed on the lack of talk here. I'm glad I ended up choosing Illinois, it looks like our class is going to be a really strong pool. And this only speaks about the future of Illinois, Dean Pless + Dean Smith = success.

Btw: those someone knows what's the cheapest way to ship a box to champaign?



I'm also glad this thread is starting to pick up again...

I hope we have a strong class, but more than that I hope we have a friendly class!

What size box?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:44 am

I don't like to give away too much information to our competition, but the Class of 2013 will be the most talented class the College has ever enrolled.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby blurbz » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:58 am

Pless wrote:I don't like to give away too much information to our competition, but the Class of 2013 will be the most talented class the College has ever enrolled.



Top 20, here we come.

I stand by what I said, though: I want to like my classmates. That's all I ask.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby cr073137 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:12 am

Pless wrote:I don't like to give away too much information to our competition, but the Class of 2013 will be the most talented class the College has ever enrolled.


Competition??? I thought we were all "PEERS" hahaha just kidding, I love some fun, non-backstabbing competition.

These are great news, perhaps, maybe next year Illinois will reclaim its rightful place among the top 20 schools. Not that it matters much, but saying, "a top 20 school" has a better ring than "top 21 school."

I agree with blurbz, one of the selling points for Illinois is that their students, AND STAFF, are super nice and dont give you a bullshit answer when you ask tough questions. Make sure you dont take that away. And Blubrz, I'm a very likable person (at least my mommy told me so)

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby JCougar » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:17 am

miamiman wrote:Dean Pless, how is the overall competitiveness of the Class of 13 profile forecasting?


I'm not Dean Pless, but...

Looks like from LSN, the LSAT median is still going to be 166 again, but my guess is that the GPA median has gone up even more, and the 25th percentile numbers have probably significantly improved on both ends. What I'm wondering is if the LSAT 75th was bumped up to 168. That would be pretty incredible.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby blurbz » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:20 am

cr073137 wrote:
Pless wrote:I don't like to give away too much information to our competition, but the Class of 2013 will be the most talented class the College has ever enrolled.


Competition??? I thought we were all "PEERS" hahaha just kidding, I love some fun, non-backstabbing competition.

These are great news, perhaps, maybe next year Illinois will reclaim its rightful place among the top 20 schools. Not that it matters much, but saying, "a top 20 school" has a better ring than "top 21 school."

I agree with blurbz, one of the selling points for Illinois is that their students, AND STAFF, are super nice and dont give you a bullshit answer when you ask tough questions. Make sure you dont take that away. And Blubrz, I'm a very likable person (at least my mommy told me so)


Well, if your mommy told you so, I suppose I'll give you a shot. :-)

Good call on the faculty/admin/staff being great, too: I was sold after my visit where I not only got good, solid answers from Dean Pless but also from the person working in the bookstore, a random student in the atrium, and the guy working at starbucks. Nothing beats getting a good feeling from everyone at a place...

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby JCougar » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:27 am

cr073137 wrote:I agree with blurbz, one of the selling points for Illinois is that their students, AND STAFF, are super nice and dont give you a bullshit answer when you ask tough questions. Make sure you dont take that away.


This is what makes Illinois stand out to me (other than its placement). Other schools can be so full of it, and for the casual law school applicant, they probably won't even notice how their expectations are being massaged and twisted until a few years into school. But there's a growing group of people who are seeking to really inform themselves about the decision they are making (thanks, TLS), and to this group, the typical admissions office/CSO BS is much more transparent.
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby blurbz » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:32 am

JCougar wrote:
cr073137 wrote:
Pless wrote:I agree with blurbz, one of the selling points for Illinois is that their students, AND STAFF, are super nice and dont give you a bullshit answer when you ask tough questions. Make sure you dont take that away.


This is what makes Illinois stand out to me (other than its placement). Other schools can be so full of it, and for the casual law school applicant, they probably won't even notice how their expectations are being massaged and twisted until a few years into school. But there's a growing group of people who are seeking to really inform themselves about the decision they are making (thanks, TLS), and to this group, the typical admissions office/CSO BS is much more transparent.



Exactly. How's the waitlist wait going? Any news at all? I know you have WUSTL (that's right, right?)...have you sent LOCI and etc. to Illinois yet?

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby JCougar » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:08 pm

blurbz wrote:
JCougar wrote:
cr073137 wrote:I agree with blurbz, one of the selling points for Illinois is that their students, AND STAFF, are super nice and dont give you a bullshit answer when you ask tough questions. Make sure you dont take that away.


This is what makes Illinois stand out to me (other than its placement). Other schools can be so full of it, and for the casual law school applicant, they probably won't even notice how their expectations are being massaged and twisted until a few years into school. But there's a growing group of people who are seeking to really inform themselves about the decision they are making (thanks, TLS), and to this group, the typical admissions office/CSO BS is much more transparent.



Exactly. How's the waitlist wait going? Any news at all? I know you have WUSTL (that's right, right?)...have you sent LOCI and etc. to Illinois yet?


Yeah, I got WUSTL with a small scholarship, but it's still expensive. Their tuition's $3K more than Illinois' in the first place, so I really feel that if spots eventually open up, Illinois has the potential to come through. I know applying late kind of handcuffed me at a few places, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. Being a splitter doesn't help either. This was a bad cycle to rely on a February LSAT score. Especially at Illinois, which seems to be having zero problems with yield.

I'll be at a good school regardless, but I was hoping for the lowest-priced option that places well in Chicago.
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby webbylu87 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:47 pm

blurbz wrote:
Pless wrote:I don't like to give away too much information to our competition, but the Class of 2013 will be the most talented class the College has ever enrolled.



Top 20, here we come.

I stand by what I said, though: I want to like my classmates. That's all I ask.


+1

I hear you. If I have to spend the next three years with all of you, you better be awesome. That's all I'm saying. But so far I've gotten an "awesome" vibe so this looks promising.




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