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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 to let me know what happens!

Law School Admissions / Re: anyone heard from Illinois?
« on: December 03, 2004, 01:20:14 PM »
I figured as 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?

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 :(

I'm 3.25/163....but i graduated a full year early, so my age is killing me.

just curious, and thought I would torture myself a bit more.....

any scholarship offers come with those?

thanks! I've always heard it was smart to go to school in the area you want to practice...just needed some encouragement, I guess!

Thanks. I guess you're right, I just want to make sure that going to a school like that won't severely limit what i can earn, etc. It seems to be the best option for me, though.

I'm thinking about some schools in the midwest, where I'm from and where I  plan to settle down. LSAT is 163, UGPA is 3.25, graduated a year early, worked 30 hours a week, etc. I don't want a job at a big firm- I'd love to work as an ADA or something for a few years, then move into a small firm for health care law (my major is health care admin). So, I'm weighing some private or out-of-state schools that would put me in quite a bit of debt, U of Illinois (my alma mater, which I am HOPING i will get into, but not entirely optimistic) or Northern Illinois University, which isn't a great school, but has a huge alumni connection where I'm from and plan to work- I'd say about 65% of the lawyers in my area are NIU graduates, and are very rarely from out of state, etc. Plus, I would think I would get scholarships there. So, would it help to go out of state to a bit of a better school, or just go to a reigional, cheap school?

Incoming 1Ls / does financial aid offer come w/ acceptance letters?
« on: November 19, 2004, 12:17:09 PM »
Will you know how much a school is offering you when you get the acceptance letter?

Law School Admissions / your thoughts on these schools/towns?
« on: November 01, 2004, 07:46:04 AM »
SMU: I've heard Dallas is kinda yucky...definitely not a San Antonio or anything. Anyone know anything about the campus or city?

U of Montana: I've heard it's BEAUTIFUL. Anyone know about the school? I want to work at a small firm or for the government...would a degree from this school let me do that in kinda-rural Illinois?

u of Memphis: i hadn't heard of it til i started doing research. reputation?

u of indiana: any thoughts? bloomington or indianapolis.

valpo: ?

Penn State?

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