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UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:01 pm
by vikingrunner
Didn't see a thread.

Submitted this morning, won't be complete until my LSAT score is reported. I visited in October and enjoyed it. Only drawback was that the Law School building is a bit of a maze and there is a bunch of construction on that side of campus (practice facility for the football team, I think).

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:40 pm
by wombythewombat
Thanks for making this thread! I submitted 10/24 but didn't complete the full residency form until mid-November so I don't think I was considered complete until then.

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:42 pm
by Delta887
Checking in. Went complete on 10/31. Really hoping we hear something this week. UNC is one of my top choices!

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:39 am
by LYNZE985
When does UNC typically start notifying of acceptance?

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:20 pm
by Jack_Kelly
LYNZE985 wrote:When does UNC typically start notifying of acceptance?

before now

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:50 pm
by wolfonlawstreet
Checking in!

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:11 am
by hipcatdaddio
2017 UNC grad here (also went to UNC for UG). if anybody has any questions, please feel free to ask. I do have a job that actually requires me to do work (bit of a drag), so I can't guarantee a prompt response, but I'll do my best.

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:29 am
by wolfonlawstreet
hipcatdaddio wrote:2017 UNC grad here (also went to UNC for UG). if anybody has any questions, please feel free to ask. I do have a job that actually requires me to do work (bit of a drag), so I can't guarantee a prompt response, but I'll do my best.



What are you doing now (career-wise)? How was/is the culture at UNC? What did you do summer 1L and 2L? Thank you for answering questions! :)

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:19 pm
by hipcatdaddio
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
hipcatdaddio wrote:2017 UNC grad here (also went to UNC for UG). if anybody has any questions, please feel free to ask. I do have a job that actually requires me to do work (bit of a drag), so I can't guarantee a prompt response, but I'll do my best.



What are you doing now (career-wise)? How was/is the culture at UNC? What did you do summer 1L and 2L? Thank you for answering questions! :)


I work for a mid-market branch for a V100 firm in NC as a lit associate. I'm a NC native, so the goal was always to stay in NC.

The culture at UNC is pretty congenial. It's not a cut-throat environment and there are people with a bunch of different interests. It definitely leans liberal, but there are a handful of conservative pockets within the school. I will say that there is a general pressure to engage in pro bono, but it's by no means a requirement.

During 1L summer, I split between an RA position at the law school and a boutique real estate firm. During 2L summer, I split between my current firm and a different, but similar, firm in NC. 1L SA positions aren't easy to come by unless your first semester 1L grades put you at a 3.7 or higher (roughly Top 10%). 2L SA is more forgiving, but you still need to be in the top 1/3 of the class to be a competitive applicant for most firms. Raleigh and Greensboro firms care more about NC ties than Charlotte firms do (but they're still helpful to have). I had several classmates end up in NY, DC, Atlanta as well. While the vast majority of UNC grads stay in NC, it's not impossible to end up in a major market, but you need great grades (top 10-20%).

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:56 pm
by wolfonlawstreet
hipcatdaddio wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
hipcatdaddio wrote:2017 UNC grad here (also went to UNC for UG). if anybody has any questions, please feel free to ask. I do have a job that actually requires me to do work (bit of a drag), so I can't guarantee a prompt response, but I'll do my best.



What are you doing now (career-wise)? How was/is the culture at UNC? What did you do summer 1L and 2L? Thank you for answering questions! :)


I work for a mid-market branch for a V100 firm in NC as a lit associate. I'm a NC native, so the goal was always to stay in NC.

The culture at UNC is pretty congenial. It's not a cut-throat environment and there are people with a bunch of different interests. It definitely leans liberal, but there are a handful of conservative pockets within the school. I will say that there is a general pressure to engage in pro bono, but it's by no means a requirement.

During 1L summer, I split between an RA position at the law school and a boutique real estate firm. During 2L summer, I split between my current firm and a different, but similar, firm in NC. 1L SA positions aren't easy to come by unless your first semester 1L grades put you at a 3.7 or higher (roughly Top 10%). 2L SA is more forgiving, but you still need to be in the top 1/3 of the class to be a competitive applicant for most firms. Raleigh and Greensboro firms care more about NC ties than Charlotte firms do (but they're still helpful to have). I had several classmates end up in NY, DC, Atlanta as well. While the vast majority of UNC grads stay in NC, it's not impossible to end up in a major market, but you need great grades (top 10-20%).


Thank you! Definitely good to know :)

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:06 pm
by 1994lawapplicant
According to LSN, UNC has not, since 2010-2011, taken this long to release its first wave. What's going on?

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:35 pm
by littlewing67
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Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:41 pm
by fastfretxfingers
littlewing67 wrote:
1994lawapplicant wrote:According to LSN, UNC has not, since 2010-2011, taken this long to release its first wave. What's going on?


Seriously???


Did anyone hear anything?

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:31 pm
by 1994lawapplicant
Everyone check your status checkers! I am in, as of this morning!

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:35 pm
by Jack_Kelly
Also in via status checker!

Above 75th LSAT, between 25th and 50th GPA

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:42 pm
by Delta887
Also in via status checker!

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:16 pm
by 1994lawapplicant
Anyone know anything about scholarships?

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:37 pm
by wolfonlawstreet
Also in!!! :) via status checker

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:04 pm
by wombythewombat
Another one in via status checker! 169/2.96 resident.

Any guesses as to how long it'll take for the e-mail?

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:06 pm
by pwil4142
In via status checker this morning! Resident, LSAT above 75th GPA just above median

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:35 pm
by fastfretxfingers
In! OOS

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:41 pm
by paralegaltolawyer3
pwil4142 wrote:In via status checker this morning! Resident, LSAT above 75th GPA just above median


Did your status checker ever change to UR?

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:43 pm
by pwil4142
paralegaltolawyer3 wrote:
pwil4142 wrote:In via status checker this morning! Resident, LSAT above 75th GPA just above median


Did your status checker ever change to UR?


No, UNC's only changes when you go complete and when they render a decision. I went complete 11/3

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:59 pm
by paralegaltolawyer3
pwil4142 wrote:
paralegaltolawyer3 wrote:
pwil4142 wrote:In via status checker this morning! Resident, LSAT above 75th GPA just above median


Did your status checker ever change to UR?


No, UNC's only changes when you go complete and when they render a decision. I went complete 11/3


Thank you! :D My status checker says complete but doesn't have a date. I submitted mid-October so hoping for an answer soon.

Re: UNC c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:00 pm
by Jack_Kelly
Just got the scholarship offer and it was...not very good.