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Kilpatrick
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:31 pm

TCScrutinizer wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:Dean Pless (or anyone else who knows),

I'm not sure if this has been answered before but what is the process for students who do not have laptops? Do we take out extra loan money? If so, how do we go about applying for that?

Thanks!


Tuition $40,000.00
Fees $3,476.00
Room and Board $12,058.00
Books and Supplies $1,800.00
Other Expenses $2,760.00
Total: $60,094.00


You can't squeeze a laptop into that somewhere?

Sorry, I'm snarky first thing in the morning.


I could if my significant other that's coming with me is able to get a job. But if not I'm going to be on a really tight budget and would rather have the extra money to get a laptop with.

I don't mind your snarkiness though :)

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby TCScrutinizer » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:43 am

Pless wrote:
servinDizzert wrote:
P.S. I just looked over at ur bio on the Illinois website. Undefeated softball season? Nice. If im admitted, can i audition for the team?



oh in that case, I forgot a soft factor that could help me get off the waitlist.

I am a power-hitting center fielder with blazing speed that WILL ensure your undefeated record this fall. Should I promptly write a LOCI to inform you!?!?!?!

...or you can just PM me and ill out myself so you can check my application :lol:


Yeah, we don't let students play on our team so I try to stock the school with bad softball players, not good ones.


All of a sudden I understand why I got admitted to UIUC.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby emorystud2010 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:47 am

might improve...
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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby blurbz » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:27 am

Dean Pless,

I got the impression that last year there were five sections as a result of over-enrollment...How many sections do you anticipate having this year? Are there noticeable differences for us, as students, with five sections versus four? Thanks!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby SaintClarence27 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:43 pm

Just an FYI for those still looking for a law school laptop. This staples laptop can be had for around $380 including taxes. While pretty basic, it fits all of the Illinois law computer requirements, and you can add a second coupon code (66802 for laptops) for an additional $50 off:


Compaq Presario CQ62-225NR 15.6" Laptop
http://www.staples.com/Compaq-Presario- ... uct_885796

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby SaintClarence27 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:48 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:
TCScrutinizer wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:Dean Pless (or anyone else who knows),

I'm not sure if this has been answered before but what is the process for students who do not have laptops? Do we take out extra loan money? If so, how do we go about applying for that?

Thanks!


Tuition $40,000.00
Fees $3,476.00
Room and Board $12,058.00
Books and Supplies $1,800.00
Other Expenses $2,760.00
Total: $60,094.00


You can't squeeze a laptop into that somewhere?

Sorry, I'm snarky first thing in the morning.


I could if my significant other that's coming with me is able to get a job. But if not I'm going to be on a really tight budget and would rather have the extra money to get a laptop with.

I don't mind your snarkiness though :)


I have that situation PLUS debt. Ugh.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby TrackTony88 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:09 pm

Any idea when we will receive information on orientation/class schedules/required books?

(I know the dates are Aug 18-20, but that's about all).

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby TCScrutinizer » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:43 pm

SaintClarence27 wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:
TCScrutinizer wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:Dean Pless (or anyone else who knows),

I'm not sure if this has been answered before but what is the process for students who do not have laptops? Do we take out extra loan money? If so, how do we go about applying for that?

Thanks!


Tuition $40,000.00
Fees $3,476.00
Room and Board $12,058.00
Books and Supplies $1,800.00
Other Expenses $2,760.00
Total: $60,094.00


You can't squeeze a laptop into that somewhere?

Sorry, I'm snarky first thing in the morning.


I could if my significant other that's coming with me is able to get a job. But if not I'm going to be on a really tight budget and would rather have the extra money to get a laptop with.

I don't mind your snarkiness though :)


I have that situation PLUS debt. Ugh.


Yeah. Dealing with personal debt in LS is going to be a bitch. My plan is to front load it and live like a pauper first year. It remains to be seen if this is feasible; I'm still not sure what the CoL difference from where I live now will do to my budget.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby SaintClarence27 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:39 pm

TCScrutinizer wrote:
SaintClarence27 wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:
I could if my significant other that's coming with me is able to get a job. But if not I'm going to be on a really tight budget and would rather have the extra money to get a laptop with.

I don't mind your snarkiness though :)


I have that situation PLUS debt. Ugh.


Yeah. Dealing with personal debt in LS is going to be a bitch. My plan is to front load it and live like a pauper first year. It remains to be seen if this is feasible; I'm still not sure what the CoL difference from where I live now will do to my budget.


Let's put it this way - I don't know if I can make it work at ALL, much less front load it to kill it. Unemployment was pretty rough on my debt. I seriously hope I don't have to drop out for money reasons. COL barely covers my debt obligations each month.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby TCScrutinizer » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:11 pm

SaintClarence27 wrote:
TCScrutinizer wrote:
SaintClarence27 wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:
I could if my significant other that's coming with me is able to get a job. But if not I'm going to be on a really tight budget and would rather have the extra money to get a laptop with.

I don't mind your snarkiness though :)


I have that situation PLUS debt. Ugh.


Yeah. Dealing with personal debt in LS is going to be a bitch. My plan is to front load it and live like a pauper first year. It remains to be seen if this is feasible; I'm still not sure what the CoL difference from where I live now will do to my budget.


Let's put it this way - I don't know if I can make it work at ALL, much less front load it to kill it. Unemployment was pretty rough on my debt. I seriously hope I don't have to drop out for money reasons. COL barely covers my debt obligations each month.



Wow. I went 6K in the toilet and I thought I had it bad.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby SaintClarence27 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:28 pm

TCScrutinizer wrote:
SaintClarence27 wrote:
TCScrutinizer wrote:
Yeah. Dealing with personal debt in LS is going to be a bitch. My plan is to front load it and live like a pauper first year. It remains to be seen if this is feasible; I'm still not sure what the CoL difference from where I live now will do to my budget.


Let's put it this way - I don't know if I can make it work at ALL, much less front load it to kill it. Unemployment was pretty rough on my debt. I seriously hope I don't have to drop out for money reasons. COL barely covers my debt obligations each month.



Wow. I went 6K in the toilet and I thought I had it bad.


In all fairness, a chunk of that monthly obligation goes towards car payment and insurance.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:34 pm

blurbz wrote:Dean Pless,

I got the impression that last year there were five sections as a result of over-enrollment...How many sections do you anticipate having this year? Are there noticeable differences for us, as students, with five sections versus four? Thanks!


Actually, last year the class was split into 4 sections (A-D) and 6 sections (1-6). Half of your classes are in the larger sections, half in the smaller sections. That is the way it will be again this year. We have grown the faculty over the past three years that we can have a larger enrollment and still have small classes. It worked very well last year, as there was a little more intermingling of the class.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Pless » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:36 pm

TrackTony88 wrote:Any idea when we will receive information on orientation/class schedules/required books?

(I know the dates are Aug 18-20, but that's about all).


We will section the class during the first week of August and schedules/books will go out after that.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Tenth Usher » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:27 pm

Is anyone reading a summer book that they would recommend, law related or not? I'm reading LS Confidential, and so far it's been a worthwhile overview.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby fl0w » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:08 pm

Tenth Usher wrote:Is anyone reading a summer book that they would recommend, law related or not? I'm reading LS Confidential, and so far it's been a worthwhile overview.


The Big Short.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby webbylu87 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:45 pm

FYI, some lovely anonymous person posted UIUC OCI stats in the OCI thread.

Anonymous User wrote:
webbylu87 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Illinois OCI:
40 unique employers on campus
6 more at an off-campus interview program in Indy
21 resume collects
Class Size ~210


How is this comparing to last year? Any idea?


Not sure on the exact numbers but Career Services mentioned that some of the employers they lost last year have "come back". Interpret that how you will.


Discuss.

Edit: TrackTony, I can thoroughly appreciate the Legends of the Hidden Temple reference. With that said, everyone knows it's all about the Red Jaguars.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby blurbz » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:59 pm

I guess it's good that they've gotten some employers to come back....

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby MBZags » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:26 pm

webbylu87 wrote:Edit: TrackTony, I can thoroughly appreciate the Legends of the Hidden Temple reference. With that said, everyone knows it's all about the Red Jaguars Orange Iguanas.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby sixburgher » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:29 pm

fl0w wrote:
Tenth Usher wrote:Is anyone reading a summer book that they would recommend, law related or not? I'm reading LS Confidential, and so far it's been a worthwhile overview.


The Big Short.


Nice, I've read some of his other books, I'll have to check this out.

Also wasn't there a recommended reading list? I remember seeing something like this

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby domeafavor » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:06 pm

sixburgher wrote:
fl0w wrote:
Tenth Usher wrote:Is anyone reading a summer book that they would recommend, law related or not? I'm reading LS Confidential, and so far it's been a worthwhile overview.


The Big Short.


Nice, I've read some of his other books, I'll have to check this out.

Also wasn't there a recommended reading list? I remember seeing something like this


I'm reading this right now. It's pretty mind-boggling.

I can't believe summer has gone by so quickly. In just a few short weeks I'll be moving; I can't wait!

Just curious, what's the gender breakdown in this thread? I'm sure there are other girls on here, but TLS seems so male-dominated, it can be hard to tell.

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Kilpatrick » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:11 pm

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Tenth Usher » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:34 pm

I'm liking the $5 deal for Office 2010

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Luis Gomez » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:14 pm

Tenth Usher wrote:I'm liking the $5 deal for Office 2010


Me too. :D

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby blurbz » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:46 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:^^ I'm a man.

Did everyone get the newsletter today. It says class schedules will be sent the first week of August! I can't wait, I'm so excited to start school.

When are we going to find out about our GradPlus loans? I thought they said mid-July? My credit is terrible and I'm really worried I might get denied. I wish we would hear something already.



I didn't apply for Gplus loans, so I haven't done too much research on them, but from everything that I have read, it seems pretty hard to be rejected. If I remember correctly, you need to have current outstanding claims on your record to keep from being accepted.

Good luck!

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Re: Illinois 2010!

Postby Tenth Usher » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:11 pm

I know we're getting schedules in early August, but does anyone have a rough idea of how late in the day the orientation events run? I think I will still have some moving to do late that week/weekend, unfortunately




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