CHICAGO
07/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Emails Show How Clout Got An Unqualified Student Into The University Of Illinois Law School

What does it cost to get an unqualified student into the University of Illinois law school? Five jobs for graduating law students, suggest internal e-mails released Thursday.

The documents show for the first time efforts to seek favors -- in this case, jobs -- for admissions, the most troubling evidence yet of how Illinois' entrenched system of patronage crept into the state's most prestigious public university.

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