Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:20 pm

10-11 people make it on to Law Review via the write-on (19-20 grade on).

~20 people make it on to each secondary, though I forget the exact number.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby kevzez » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:19 am

Is there anyway to know when offers go out for the secondary journals? Is the best option to watch the forums and try to see if someone has been notified?

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:38 am

I (might) be making some of the calls for CJIL, though the EIC may decide that she has enough time to do all of them. Either way, I'll post when I hear that offers for CJIL have gone out. No promises that I'll found out right away, though.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby kevzez » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:11 am

ToTransferOrNot wrote:I (might) be making some of the calls for CJIL, though the EIC may decide that she has enough time to do all of them. Either way, I'll post when I hear that offers for CJIL have gone out. No promises that I'll found out right away, though.


Thanks I really do appreciate that. I mean I would much rather find out by receiving an offer but at least I won't have to wonder too much about whether or not they made offers yet. :).

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:03 pm

Initial calls are going out now for both journals. Not sure when they started or when they will end, as I'm not making them. Some calls might be made tomorrow, depending on how acceptances go down, etc.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby lurker12 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:57 pm

Thanks for the head's up.

On the off chance that someone is offered a spot on both journals, is there a consensus as to which is more desirable/prestigious? Or is it purely a matter of personal preference/interest?

I know I'm getting far ahead of myself, but I am curious.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby Emma. » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:03 pm

Congrats to everyone accepted as a transfer. I'm looking forward to meeting you this fall.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:09 pm

lurker12 wrote:Thanks for the head's up.

On the off chance that someone is offered a spot on both journals, is there a consensus as to which is more desirable/prestigious? Or is it purely a matter of personal preference/interest?

I know I'm getting far ahead of myself, but I am curious.


There is a considerable amount of overlap on secondary acceptances (I was accepted to both, myself). A lot of your decision should be based on Legal Forum's symposium topic for the year: if you don't like their topic, you probably want to do CJIL. I have no idea what Legal Forum's topic is this year.

As far as whether one or the other is more prestigious--there's no concensus that I'm aware of. CJIL isn't considered one of the absolute top international law journals. Legal Forum doesn't really have a good comparison, because the "new topic every year" model they run on is a bit abnormal. Whatever "prestige difference" there is here is going to be irrelevant. The one point I would make -- now out of hindsight -- is that finding a good topic for CJIL is just tough, because international law doesn't really.. do anything. But eh. Do whichever you prefer.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby iwantawhiteiphone4 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:41 pm

Do Forum. ~Half as much work for the same resume boost.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:51 pm

iwantawhiteiphone4 wrote:Do Forum. ~Half as much work for the same resume boost.


Is it half the work? I didn't realize the Forum only had one cite check/pub cite a year?

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby iwantawhiteiphone4 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:26 pm

My information is based on asking staff members how much time they spent doing journal work. I'm not sure whether the Forum "contract" says one cite check, but that's what my friend did.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby kevzez » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:35 pm

So did any transfer students get good news from the write on competition?

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby megaTTTron » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:34 am

Got the call for CJIL today. Stoked.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:36 am

Several transfers made it on to CJIL--don't know about legal forum.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby presh » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:04 am

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby bizen boat » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:39 am

Did any of you guys submit your resume to career services for review? I sent mine Monday (kinda late), and they haven't got it back to me yet. Anyway, how do you list U of C on your resume? I've seen it written as University of Chicago, the Law School, The University of Chicago Law School, University of Chicago Law School and even The University of Chicago, the Law School.

How did you guys do it?

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby lurker12 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:30 pm

I got mine reviewed and listed the school as: "The University of Chicago Law School"

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby pehaigllleises » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:28 pm

I'm a native rising 2L, and mine has always gotten past OCS as "The University of Chicago Law School." So seconded.

Congrats to you new journal members! The writing competition this year was apparently fierce, so you should be really proud. I hope they publish those mastheads soon so that I can congratulate the people I know.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby iwantawhiteiphone4 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:47 pm

Mine got past OCS as "University of Chicago Law School"--so I think you'd be fine w/o "The" at the beginning. I've always found "The" at the beginning of schools names to be a bit pretentious.

Also, congrats to those who made journals. Does anyone know if the CJIL masthead has been released yet?

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby doyleoil » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:01 pm

iwantawhiteiphone4 wrote: Does anyone know if the CJIL masthead has been released yet?


CJIL and Legal Forum mastheads were e-mailed to everyone who did the writing comp last night.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby iwantawhiteiphone4 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:14 pm

doyleoil wrote:
iwantawhiteiphone4 wrote: Does anyone know if the CJIL masthead has been released yet?


CJIL and Legal Forum mastheads were e-mailed to everyone who did the writing comp last night.


Thanks. The corrected Forum masthead made it through my spam filter, but the original email with the CJIL masthead did not.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby doyleoil » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:26 pm

iwantawhiteiphone4 wrote:
doyleoil wrote:
iwantawhiteiphone4 wrote: Does anyone know if the CJIL masthead has been released yet?


CJIL and Legal Forum mastheads were e-mailed to everyone who did the writing comp last night.


Thanks. The corrected Forum masthead made it through my spam filter, but the original email with the CJIL masthead did not.


Ditto - gotta love the 1:30 a.m. junkmail roundup.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby megaTTTron » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:20 pm

WTF - I didn't get the masthead emails. fml.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby lurker12 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:58 pm

megaTTTron wrote:WTF - I didn't get the masthead emails. fml.


I didn't get that email either, as far as I can tell.

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Re: Official University of Chicago Transfer Class 2012

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:02 pm

Re: "How do I list my school for OCI," this is how I do it:

University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL
J.D. Candidate, June 2011
-Current GPA (GPA not allowed for OCI resumes for some retarded reason)
-Chicago Journal of International Law
-other
-stuff

University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI
J.D. Candidate, September 2008 - August 2009
-GPA/Class Rank
-other
-stuff




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