Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS- resized!!)

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Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS- resized!!)

Postby Barbie » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:00 pm

Welcome to Barbie’s full assessment of the University of Illinois College of Law. I spent three days in Champaign-Urbana and captured most of my trip on my camera for your enjoyment. Here you will find photos of the law school as well as the University and surrounding area. This is what I gathered from my experience :).
The law school has everything a student would need, including a self-contained book store, café featuring Starbucks, a large library, a locker room that provides each student with a locker and mailbox, as well as a lounge with a pool table and fooze-ball machine. Dean Pless and the admissions office are friendly and helpful, and the professors are out in the hallways greeting and speaking with students between classes.
The law school is located on the gorgeous University of Illinois main campus, which intertwines mature trees and beautiful brick buildings. There is a bar and Asian restaurant seemingly on every street corner (both of which I consider to be huge advantages!) and almost everything you could ask for is within walking distance.
Despite the consequences from venturing to Illinois at -6 degrees from sunny Florida, my experience was nothing short of wonderful and featured the kindness of Dean Pless and his admissions staff as well as 1L and 2L students. I ate at some unique restaurants and enjoyed a beer at some local bars, including Flat Top, Joe’s, The Blind Big, Oishi, and more.
I hope these photos help those considering the University of Illinois in making their decision!

Note: I tried to not get many people in these photos. If you or someone you know is in one and would like me to take it down, just send me a message!


First and most importantly, the law school:
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classroom:
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library:
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cafe/student lounge:
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bookstore/locker room:
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Athletic center:
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Around campus/student union/stadium/bars:
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Inside the student union (I thought this was unique!)
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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby romothesavior » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:04 pm

Great thread Barbie! Sounds like you had fun, so I'm glad to hear it.

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby SherlockHolmes » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:05 pm

Thanks for the pics Barbie! Glad your visit went well.

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Postby Deuce » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:10 pm

"Joe's- Go Bears"

womp womp womp

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Postby Barbie » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:11 pm

Glad you like the pics!

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby Grizz » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:12 pm

Looks nice, but I'll be honest, I'd go to school in a cardboard box if it gave me a 75% shot at $160k.

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Postby Deuce » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:13 pm

Really, really nice looking law school and overall campus/facilities... the union has an extremely similar setup to ours too

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby samfii » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:16 pm

:D totally made my day, thanks for the pics barbie!
I can't wait to see all of it in real life at the April open house
p.s. looks coooold

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby RMstratosphere » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:16 pm

HA @ all the guys on Ellipticals behind all the girls.

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby samfii » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:20 pm

RMstratosphere wrote:HA @ all the guys on Ellipticals behind all the girls.


haha!!! totally didn't even see that. hilarious

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby anti-phronimos » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:21 pm

RMstratosphere wrote:HA @ all the guys on Ellipticals behind all the girls.


That's gotta be intentional. Hilarious.

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby NancyBotwin » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:31 pm

Wow, you must have been there early. The pavilion is usually pretty full, not empty like that. Probably would have caught me there though if I hadn't been super sick Friday.

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby rman1201 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:33 pm

Creeps me out because it looks too much like UF... just a nicer bigger version.

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Postby Hannibal » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:34 pm

I LOVE YOU BARBIE. AND I LOVE YOU UIUC.

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Postby Barbie » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:35 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:Wow, you must have been there early. The pavilion is usually pretty full, not empty like that. Probably would have caught me there though if I hadn't been super sick Friday.


I actually was sick on Friday myself so went back Saturday to take photos. This turned out better because I didn't want students getting mad about being in my pictures--> on the internet

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby Barbie » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:36 pm

rman1201 wrote:Creeps me out because it looks too much like UF... just a nicer bigger version.


I've toured both and agree the outside does a bit. The blue and orange helps :)

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby kk19131 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:36 pm

Is that a Nintendo 64?

:lol:

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Postby Deuce » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:37 pm

rman1201 wrote:Creeps me out because it looks too much like UF... just a nicer bigger version.


Was gonna say, the union looks identical to the Reitz.

Also, the guys/girls eliptical picture is almost too funny to be true

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby Deuce » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:38 pm

kk19131 wrote:Is that a Nintendo 64?

:lol:


I'd take a round of smash/mario kart in between classes over many things... and that is definitely mario kart in the system.

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Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:39 pm

Firehaus > Joes

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby Lwoods » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:48 pm

Thanks for posting!

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby JenDarby » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:21 pm

Somehow I didn't notice the gender separation in that elliptical picture first, too funny. Thanks for the pictures Barbie!!

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby ArchRoark » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:30 pm

Thanks Barbie! Awesome pics

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby gdane » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:30 pm

Wow! These are great! That rec center looks amazing!

I shouldve sent in an app. :(

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Re: Barbie's Visit to UIUC (w/ PICS!)

Postby Pleasye » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:58 pm

This is awesome Barbie! If you get a chance you should re-size the pictures. They were a little hard to look at because I had to keep scrolling back and forth.

How was the cooold?

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