UNC Waiting Room

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eye
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UNC Waiting Room

Postby eye » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:41 pm

UNC is my #1. Submitted application 11/18. Just read that decisions start rolling out right after January. I need some place to lounge to help the crazy long wait.

Quick facts:

*40% of lawyers in NC are UNC alumni (strong market for networking)
*In-State tuition has risen by $3,000 over the last 3 years
*All scholarship notifications are sent out by the end of June

USN Ranking:
2000: #22
2001: #23
2008: #38
2009: #30

Anyone else have UNC at the top of their list?

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby PirateCap'n » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:58 pm

eye wrote:UNC is my #1. Submitted application 11/18. Just read that decisions start rolling out right after January. I need some place to lounge to help the crazy long wait.

Quick facts:

*40% of lawyers in NC are UNC alumni (strong market for networking)
*In-State tuition has risen by $3,000 over the last 3 years
*All scholarship notifications are sent out by the end of June

USN Ranking:
2000: #22
2001: #23
2008: #38
2009: #30

Anyone else have UNC at the top of their list?


You can add me to the list. At least in the top 3 and probably #1 on my list.

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby NatSec » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:11 pm

top three for me

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby BlueHeel » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:54 pm

Great thread, was thinking of doing one myself. Can't wait to start hearing from them!

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby lml09 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:40 pm

I have a home now! Thanks for making this thread. Just got the "gone complete" email this morning. It was nice hearing from them finally, now I don't have to keep stalking by the law school building to see if there is anyone inside.

UNC is my #1.

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby mytwocents » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:43 pm

UNC is my #1. Got the complete email this morning, too (after submitting a month and a half ago...boo). OP, are you in state?

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby BlueHeel » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:45 pm

I also received the complete E-mail this morning, with a note that I had also been accepted as in-state for tuition purposes, which was awesome news.

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby The Zeppelin » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:46 pm

In my top 3.

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby hhg » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:57 pm

from the sound of it, we're all in for a very long wait. glad to know they're at least sending completion notifications. hopefully i'll get mine soon!

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby jerzgrl630 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:59 pm

UNC is my #1!! I went complete yesterday. Of course, I am out of state with median numbers, so I don't expect a favorable decision. At any rate, it looks like we're in for a looooooong wait. Let's be friends!!

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby DNAgent » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:45 pm

Top 3 for me as well, probably #1 in reality. Hard to beat their networking capabilities in NC, and for the price...well, I'd have to get some very lucrative offers from other NC schools to even compare.

Anyone know how the UNC alumni network in the RTP area compares to Wake's?

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby eye » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:15 pm

Nice to meet other UNC hopefuls! Just got the complete email, considered as an in-state applicant.


ntzsch wrote:like others said, Carolina isn't known for their early start on rolling admissions, so hopefully if I get my app in in the next week, I wont be at a disadvantage. i think LSN has the first decisions coming out on Feb 12.


I'd caution you on putting it off for too long. It takes about 1-2 months to go complete. Based on last years cycle, the trend seems like they review applications based on complete dates. Just something to keep in mind when considering potential $$$, as most of their offers are made by end of March.

quote from 2009 UNC cycle wrote:I just called the Admissions Office. The guy I spoke to had just gotten an email about scholarships. He said that all decisions abou merit based scholarships "for those already admitted" had been made and the emails are going out today (March 30th, 2009), "probably after 5 PM". So I clarified and said, "So if I don't get an email by tomorrow morning (Tuesday), can I assume I didn't get a scholarship?" He said Yes. Hope this info helps!

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby NatSec » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:18 pm

did anyone else catch that they average the LSAT scores for those that have more than one?

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby eye » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:21 pm

NatSec wrote:did anyone else catch that they average the LSAT scores for those that have more than one?


What is your policy regarding LSAT scores from applicants who have taken the test multiple times?

We consider the highest of two scores for admissions purposes.

http://www.law-school.ws/carolina/

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby mytwocents » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:22 pm

NatSec wrote:did anyone else catch that they average the LSAT scores for those that have more than one?



I've always heard the opposite...?

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby NatSec » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:26 pm

eye wrote:
NatSec wrote:did anyone else catch that they average the LSAT scores for those that have more than one?


What is your policy regarding LSAT scores from applicants who have taken the test multiple times?

We consider the highest of two scores for admissions purposes.

http://www.law-school.ws/carolina/


Thank you Eye! that helps as I saw this:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/unc-law-school.html

Multiple LSAT scores: averaged

and freaked the F*** out.

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby NatSec » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:28 pm

somebody needs to tell Ken to change the school's profile.

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby The Zeppelin » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:34 pm

DNAgent wrote:Top 3 for me as well, probably #1 in reality. Hard to beat their networking capabilities in NC, and for the price...well, I'd have to get some very lucrative offers from other NC schools to even compare.

Anyone know how the UNC alumni network in the RTP area compares to Wake's?

UNC should pretty much hold the entire state. In addition to its reputation, UNC has a larger alumni network.

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby tarheel87 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:10 pm

Did anyone go to their open house today? The student panel was a little down on job prospects from the impression I got but the tour was great. Definitely in my top 3.

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby jss1100 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:30 am

Top 3 for me and most likely destination.

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby eye » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:38 pm

tarheel87 wrote:Did anyone go to their open house today? The student panel was a little down on job prospects from the impression I got but the tour was great. Definitely in my top 3.


When is the next open house scheduled?

I'm a little concerned with the job prospects in NC. The state pumps out roughly 1,265 new graduates each year:

Duke: 228 (only 19 co 2008 students stayed in NC)
UNC: 261
Wake Forest: 154
Campbell: 122
Charlotte: 210
NC Central: 169
Elon: 121

UNC is probably the Creme De La Creppe in NC considering that Duke grads go elsewhere, but I can't help but feel that the NC market might be a bit saturated with 1000 new graduates looking for work every year.

Continuing with the research, any links or insight into the NC legal market would be appreciated!

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby tarheel87 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:27 pm

eye wrote:
tarheel87 wrote:Did anyone go to their open house today? The student panel was a little down on job prospects from the impression I got but the tour was great. Definitely in my top 3.


When is the next open house scheduled?

I'm a little concerned with the job prospects in NC. The state pumps out roughly 1,265 new graduates each year:

Duke: 228 (only 19 co 2008 students stayed in NC)
UNC: 261
Wake Forest: 154
Campbell: 122
Charlotte: 210
NC Central: 169
Elon: 121

UNC is probably the Creme De La Creppe in NC considering that Duke grads go elsewhere, but I can't help but feel that the NC market might be a bit saturated with 1000 new graduates looking for work every year.

Continuing with the research, any links or insight into the NC legal market would be appreciated!


Actually I'm an undergrad at UNC and they said at a thingie last year (kinda pre-ITE though) that NC has a shortage of lawyers, especially in relation to other states.

As for your concerns- UNC is generally number one in NC. If you want to work in NC it's pretty unbeatable. Duke and half of Wake leave the state. Elon and Charlotte law degrees don't seem to mean too much yet. NC Central grads tend to look for local level jobs. Campbell and half of Wake are your only REAL competition for jobs out of UNC. Not to say you'll find something easily, but it isn't nearly as bad as it looks with so many schools in the state.

Open House dates are on their site, I don't particularly feel like looking right now myself. i'd suggest trying to go if you can, definitely made me feel better about UNC, which IF I am admitted, would be my most likely destination.
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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby eye » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:22 pm

From UNC's website regarding open house:

"Are you thinking about applying to Carolina Law? Do you have questions about the application process? Do you want to hear from current Carolina Law students or learn about financing a legal education? If you are interested, join us on Friday, January 15th, 2010 for the Office of Admissions Open House for Prospective Students."

http://www.law.unc.edu/calendar/event.aspx?cid=20476

Who's in?

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby jss1100 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:27 pm

eye wrote:
tarheel87 wrote:Did anyone go to their open house today? The student panel was a little down on job prospects from the impression I got but the tour was great. Definitely in my top 3.


When is the next open house scheduled?

I'm a little concerned with the job prospects in NC. The state pumps out roughly 1,265 new graduates each year:

Duke: 228 (only 19 co 2008 students stayed in NC)
UNC: 261
Wake Forest: 154
Campbell: 122
Charlotte: 210
NC Central: 169
Elon: 121

UNC is probably the Creme De La Creppe in NC considering that Duke grads go elsewhere, but I can't help but feel that the NC market might be a bit saturated with 1000 new graduates looking for work every year.

Continuing with the research, any links or insight into the NC legal market would be appreciated!


Here is a link of interest: http://www.popecenter.org/acrobat/Pope_LawSchool.pdf

May or may not be helpful.

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Re: UNC Waiting Room

Postby eye » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:51 am

jss1100 wrote:

May or may not be helpful.


Thanks! Definitely helpful. A very informative and well-structured report.

But it was written before the economy took a nosedive, considering the report mentioned a 'shortage' of lawyers. Also I don't agree with the authors argument of reducing legal barriers into the NC market, we need the jobs!




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