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Affirmative Action / Re: Illinois Status Checker
« on: January 05, 2008, 12:12:33 AM »
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Well, LSN only shows a small percentage of the applicants, so it really isn't good evidence of anything.

True, but it's fairly accurate sample of the applicant pool as a whole. 

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Affirmative Action / Re: Illinois Status Checker
« on: January 05, 2008, 12:06:55 AM »
Sad but true, though.  Check out LSN...the ONLY people admitted with numbers outside of the median were those who identified themselves as a URM...I don't mean to be a flame here, but I think it's ridiculous to be admitted solely because you were born non-white...it's quite unfair when we've all worked the same to get the LSAT and GPA numbers that we did...

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Law School Applications / Re: Illinois Status Checker
« on: January 04, 2008, 01:40:05 PM »
I did manage to call the Admissions Office today to receive word of my decision over the phone.  I am leaving the country tomorrow for an extended period of time, so Admissions was nice enough to tell me over the phone...that I was denied.  Apparently they do start rejections this early!  Best of luck to everyone else.  I went to Illinois for undergrad and loved every minute of it!

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Law School Applications / Re: Illinois Status Checker
« on: January 04, 2008, 08:52:49 AM »
Are you a URM?

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Law School Applications / Re: Illinois Status Checker
« on: January 03, 2008, 04:34:19 PM »
Mine changed to "Decision, Letter Mailed" today.  I live in Miami, so I probably won't get it for about a week.  I think this status checker is only useful for creating anxiety!

My status checker changed to "Decision, Letter mailed" yesterday.  Based on last year's LSN accounts, it's probably good news.  Only a couple of rejections went out in January and the waitlists didn't start going out until March.  Best of luck rsieg10!
Thanks for the info--that's great news!  I thought Illinois was going to be a long shot for me, but I feel slightly more confident now  :)  Best of luck to you too, and let us know the result!

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Law School Applications / Re: Illinois Status Checker
« on: January 03, 2008, 04:32:25 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement :)

At the bottom of the status checker, it says "No Decisions Will Be Given Over The Phone.  There Are No Exceptions To This Policy."  Has anyone ACTUALLY gotten their decision over the phone?

Plenty.
Interesting.  From my experience last cycle, not a single school would release my decision over the phone (believe me, I tried EVERYTHING).

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Law School Applications / Re: Illinois Status Checker
« on: January 03, 2008, 04:28:09 PM »
Illinois will send the decision via e-mail?!  I have not heard of this.

If you call, they will tell you the decision.  I'm sure you're in.

Thanks for the encouragement :)

At the bottom of the status checker, it says "No Decisions Will Be Given Over The Phone.  There Are No Exceptions To This Policy."  Has anyone ACTUALLY gotten their decision over the phone?

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Law School Applications / Re: Illinois Status Checker
« on: January 03, 2008, 02:50:45 PM »
Illinois will send the decision via e-mail?!  I have not heard of this.

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Law School Applications / Re: Illinois Status Checker
« on: January 03, 2008, 12:40:32 PM »
Mine changed to "Decision, Letter Mailed" today.  I live in Miami, so I probably won't get it for about a week.  I think this status checker is only useful for creating anxiety!

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Low LSAT High GPA
« on: July 13, 2007, 01:24:47 PM »
I went through the cycle last year and was in the same boat--terribly low LSAT, high GPA from a top 10 public University.  I thought I was totally screwed because of my LSAT and the fact that I'm not a minority...and I was.  A lot of schools I applied to bluntly told me they had an LSAT cut-off, where the applicant must have at least a certain score.  I think most schools had this, but didn't outwardly say so.  But anyway, I applied to over 30 schools and got into a couple T4 schools that were garbage.  Luckily, I got some of those "summer conditional program" offers and accepted the one at Saint Louis University.  I just finished the program and should find out the result next week, but I feel confident about it.  Anyway, my point is that you should retake the LSAT.  No matter what.  Study your ass off and retake the September/October one.  Unless you're content with a T4 school, it's your only choice.

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