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jarofsoup
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Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:47 pm

I thought I would start this for all of the hopefuls.

I am under the impression that even though a lot of us have good grades getting in is a huge black box.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby Should I Transfer?? » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:51 pm

Agreed.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:37 pm

Yeah. Apply wait get denied or deferred.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby raskolnikov32 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:56 pm

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:12 pm

raskolnikov32 wrote:I figure I'll send an app in also, expecting a denial/deferral though.

Is the Law School Info Form available now or do we have to wait until the application is available on LSAC? I just want to get the ball rolling if there's something I could ask my school to do now.


I think we have to download it from the LSAC. You at a T1 or T2?

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:16 pm

jarofsoup wrote:
raskolnikov32 wrote:I figure I'll send an app in also, expecting a denial/deferral though.

Is the Law School Info Form available now or do we have to wait until the application is available on LSAC? I just want to get the ball rolling if there's something I could ask my school to do now.


I think we have to download it from the LSAC. You at a T1 or T2?



Let me know if you find it somewhere before hand.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby yabuddy » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:06 pm

So out of curiosity, what is everyone's prediction on what it'll take to get in ED?

My guess is <5% at a T1 (say in the 30's or higher)

Any thoughts?

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:22 pm

yabuddy wrote:So out of curiosity, what is everyone's prediction on what it'll take to get in ED?

My guess is <5% at a T1 (say in the 30's or higher)

Any thoughts?


Transfer cycles are not very predictable.

It could be. I think it is <5% T1 or T2 , a very compelling reason to attend, good letters of Rec, great personal statement, and there is just something about you that they like. The transfer class is very small so they can be very selective.

I am at a T2 and I am unranked at the moment so I have no idea where I am, but I think it is a black box. There are only 25 seats on a good year and everyone is going to be <10% at some tier, so I think they consider a lot more than pure rank of school and grades.

What makes it confusing to me is that we do not know the size of the applicant pool for ED while we know the size for the regular cycle is around 150-200ish.


This is just a guess. I wouldn't put a hard Tier level on it just that you have to be in the top 10% of your class and something more....

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:23 pm

jarofsoup wrote:
yabuddy wrote:So out of curiosity, what is everyone's prediction on what it'll take to get in ED?

My guess is <5% at a T1 (say in the 30's or higher)

Any thoughts?


Transfer cycles are not very predictable.

It could be. I think it is <5% T1 or T2 , a very compelling reason to attend, good letters of Rec, great personal statement, and there is just something about you that they like. The transfer class is very small so they can be very selective.

I am at a T2 and I am unranked at the moment so I have no idea where I am, but I think it is a black box. There are only 25 seats on a good year and everyone is going to be <10% at some tier, so I think they consider a lot more than pure rank of school and grades.

What makes it confusing to me is that we do not know the size of the applicant pool for ED while we know the size for the regular cycle is around 150-200ish.


This is just a guess. I wouldn't put a hard Tier level on it just that you have to be in the top 10% of your class and something more....


+1. Nebulous to say the least.

Although I'm sure there's a grade-tier balancing test at work to a limited extent, UChi does seem more interesting in attracting a certain kind of student, rather than simply playing the numbers game. Who that student is though, I have no idea.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby Sapientia » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:37 pm

I'll hop on in here. #1 at a T25 in the midwest. Not sure if I'm going to apply ED yet. Can't decide whether I want to see my second semester grades and try for HYS.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby Mce252 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:48 pm

Sapientia wrote:I'll hop on in here. #1 at a T25 in the midwest. Not sure if I'm going to apply ED yet. Can't decide whether I want to see my second semester grades and try for HYS.



I would hold off. You might have several options if your grades hold.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby Sapientia » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:25 pm

Mce252 wrote:
Sapientia wrote:I'll hop on in here. #1 at a T25 in the midwest. Not sure if I'm going to apply ED yet. Can't decide whether I want to see my second semester grades and try for HYS.



I would hold off. You might have several options if your grades hold.


That's a big if; law school exams are so unpredictable. I am leaning towards holding off, though.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:28 pm

I am going all in. I am <10% (unranked at moment) at a T2. But Chicago would probably the very best I could do.

I agree LS exams are unpredictable, but you would have it locked probably.....so that would suck for everyone else here :)

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby yabuddy » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:31 pm

Sapientia wrote:
Mce252 wrote:
Sapientia wrote:I'll hop on in here. #1 at a T25 in the midwest. Not sure if I'm going to apply ED yet. Can't decide whether I want to see my second semester grades and try for HYS.



I would hold off. You might have several options if your grades hold.


That's a big if; law school exams are so unpredictable. I am leaning towards holding off, though.



Ya thats a tough one, if I were you I'd probably hold off. You've got a legit shot at HYS and you're #1 for a reason.

With that said its still a risk, I guess it just depends on how risk-adverse you are.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby Mce252 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:04 am

Sapientia wrote:
Mce252 wrote:
Sapientia wrote:I'll hop on in here. #1 at a T25 in the midwest. Not sure if I'm going to apply ED yet. Can't decide whether I want to see my second semester grades and try for HYS.



I would hold off. You might have several options if your grades hold.


That's a big if; law school exams are so unpredictable. I am leaning towards holding off, though.


One way to look at it is that it will be the best motivation to bust your ass that you could possibly give yourself.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:25 pm

I looked at Yahoo Groups for data on this nothing useful all over the place. Few ED's got in....

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby haranv » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:52 pm

I am at a T4, Top 2% ... what do you guys think my chances are of getting into Chicago ED?

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby Mce252 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:00 pm

haranv wrote:I am at a T4, Top 2% ... what do you guys think my chances are of getting into Chicago ED?


I'm in a similar situation and I decided to not apply. If people from T1 schools in the top 10 % are worried, I figured it wasn't worth the application fee. If you have the money to pay for apps, it can't hurt.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jessuf » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:07 pm

I don't think Chicago accepts T3/T4 people during RD, so I don't get why you would bother with ED.

There are more transfer-friendly T14s for T3/T4 people. Check those out!

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jessuf » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:33 pm

I just read an old ED thread, and top 1% at a T2 got straight up denied (not deferred). #1 at a T4 of course got denied. However, top 12% at T1 (# mid-30's) got in.

So if anyone is T1 and top 5%, it looks super good for you.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby NakedPowerOrgan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:56 pm

Good luck, guys. I transferred ED this past cycle. It was pretty reassuring to know where I was before I even took my spring 1L finals. As for level of school required to get in: I think it would be a very tough sell if your school is below the mid-30s.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby Sapientia » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:27 pm

NakedPowerOrgan wrote:Good luck, guys. I transferred ED this past cycle. It was pretty reassuring to know where I was before I even took my spring 1L finals. As for level of school required to get in: I think it would be a very tough sell if your school is below the mid-30s.


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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:49 am

So. When can we actually apply to the program? Webpage says 1st LSAC says 18th.

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby Sapientia » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:59 pm

jarofsoup wrote:So. When can we actually apply to the program? Webpage says 1st LSAC says 18th.


Really? Of April? Isn't the deadline on the 25th?

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Re: Chicago Transfer ED 2012

Postby jarofsoup » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:04 pm

Sapientia wrote:
jarofsoup wrote:So. When can we actually apply to the program? Webpage says 1st LSAC says 18th.


Really? Of April? Isn't the deadline on the 25th?


Check your LSAC account. Maybe it is just a place holder date.




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