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i am going to the u of illinois in the fall.  the dean of admissions, grant keener, sent a letter to all of the applicants reminding them of the option to defer for a year because they had overadmitted the class.  talking with people at the college of law, i know that they have 306 deposits for 225 seats.  i know that some people will not attend despite paying the deposit, but i am concerned by the fact that the admissions office sent a letter basically seeking deferral candidates.

what are the implications that i should be aware of if attending a school that overenrolls its first year class?

thanks...

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Law School Applications / landing judicial clerkships
« on: April 27, 2004, 08:53:18 PM »
what are the best schools for landing judicial clerships?  i was just looking over washington and lee's employment numbers and they seem like they are geared toward this.  are any other schools this way?  thanks.

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Where should I go next fall? / what do i do for financial aid?
« on: April 21, 2004, 11:42:56 AM »
i am confused as to whether the application for financial aid begins or ends with the fafsa.  i know my need, and i know i need the 18,500 plus some in loans.  what do i need to do?

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from people who have already visited their campuses, is there anything else you wish you did while you were there?

from people who are planning on visiting campuses, what do you think the most valuable use of your time there will be?

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self-explanatory thread:

how soon after seat deposits are due will schools make more admissions offers?

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Law School Rankings / 2005 USNWR Rankings... are out...
« on: March 31, 2004, 05:19:16 PM »
the leaked copy in the Rankings thread was correct.  the magazine came out today.

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Law School Applications / best summer/semester abroad programs?
« on: March 30, 2004, 10:42:18 AM »
does anybody know which schools are known for their summer or semester abroad programs?  i would love the opportunity to study in Japan one semester.  i know that Temple offers such a program, and that the university of illinois is starting one next year.  any other information would be appreciated.   thanks.

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Law School Applications / opinions on bargaining for money
« on: March 29, 2004, 10:35:10 AM »
i have been accepted to the university of illinois, and i recently wrote them an e-mail comparing my financial aid from illinois with several other schools.  at first, i had a $5000 scholarship per year to illinois, but they have now given me $7500.  would it be too much of a stretch (ie, unreasonable) for me to attempt to receive more money?  any opinions would be appreciated.  thanks in advance. 

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