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Choosing the Right Law School / Valpo vs. Northern Illinois?
« on: December 08, 2004, 07:02:38 PM »
It seems that this board likes Valpo better than Northern Illinois. I've gotten into both, and am waiting on other schools to accept or deny me before I make my decision...my question is this:
NIU has at higher median LSAT and GPA (slightly- not a huge difference)
NIU is also a lot cheaper- I know how much $$ I will get at Valpo, and it will be comparable to NIU, if I don't get any $$ there.

My question is....are there any reasons why Valpo seems to have a better repuation on this board? I've heard the facilities aren't very good at Valpo. I've seen them at Northern...not great, not terrible.

Any advice or thoughts?

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Law School Admissions / Re: anyone apply to Illinois?
« on: December 07, 2004, 09:10:54 AM »
I'm at UIUC for undergrad- trust me, I'm fully aware of the joys of Champaign. But really, having 2 bikes stolen by bums, being surrounded by frat boys, and stepping over the trash that seems to fill Champaign year-round isn't THAT bad, is it? bleh.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Do they even LOOK at employment records?
« on: December 06, 2004, 12:04:26 PM »
but how would they know? They could verify if you worked there, etc, but how would they tell if you worked 10 hours or 40 hours?

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Law School Admissions / anyone apply to Illinois?
« on: December 06, 2004, 11:59:41 AM »
stats? are you instate or out of state? did you do ED? heard anything? just wonderin'...

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Law School Admissions / Re: Do they even LOOK at employment records?
« on: December 06, 2004, 11:43:34 AM »
The bar looks at how much you worked when you were a freshman in undergrad? why?

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Law School Admissions / Do they even LOOK at employment records?
« on: December 06, 2004, 11:35:35 AM »
The earlier post asks if it's bad that they may have accidentally reported a more demanding work schedule than they actually may have had....do they even LOOK at your employment records?!? I would think w/ 1000's of applicants, they just can't.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Northern Illinois University
« on: December 03, 2004, 03:49:02 PM »
They place pretty well in Chicago, but if you're wanting to get into a huge law firm, you're better off going to Kent or Depaul. I wanna do public interest, so it'll be a good fit for me if I don't get into U of Illinois.

I got impatient yesterday and e-mailed them- they told me to call them and then told me I was in. Another lady called me today to also tell me I was in. It IS a huge weight off your shoulders though!!

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Law School Admissions / Re: anyone heard from Illinois?
« on: December 03, 2004, 03:46:43 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement :) I know I'll at least go to Northern, which is a huge relief, but I'm very impatient, and would like an answer ASAP!

Good luck to you. e-mail me at hiatt@uiuc.edu to let me know what happens!

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Law School Admissions / Re: anyone heard from Illinois?
« on: December 03, 2004, 01:20:14 PM »
I figured as much....next Wednesday is my b-day and the next week is finals, so I have a feeling at least one of those will be ruined by a big fat rejection or at least a spot on the waitlist. ::sigh::
163 LSAT 3.2 GPA, but I'm only 20. The age factor is killing me :(

i broke down and e-mailed them today, but got a generic 'your application is being reviewed by the committee' which could very well be true, but feels like they just told me that to get me off their backs. ugh.

did you apply ED?

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Law School Admissions / anyone heard from Illinois?
« on: December 03, 2004, 08:53:17 AM »
I did ED, but since it's the first year for it, I can't look at LSN for any data on when people got accepted. The deadline for them to tell me something is Dec. 15....the last two weeks are the hardest :(

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