Chicago Law Class of 2016

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:21 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:Does anyone know when we will know how much financial aid we are eligible for? I don't just mean merit-based scholarships (because I likely won't get any of those), but also student loans.

Also, for the student loans, is the total amount stated above by Papi ($73,959) the maximum amount of loans we can take out each year? I am just wondering because $1,132.50 ($13,590/12) per month for rent, utilities, food, toiletries, etc. seems a little bit low for someone with a family (I know they only consider the law student himself/herself in their calculations, but still). Does anyone know how all of this works out?


kappycaft1 do you have a family too?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Anonymous4444 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:22 pm

ahhh it feels good to write in this thread. hello friends

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 20141023 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:33 pm

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby reallysearch » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:44 pm

kfischm1 wrote:Admitted today RD. I'm super excited because I wasn't expecting to get in (169 third try/4.14/non-URM), but I'm not letting myself get too worked up because I think the cost of attendance is going to be too steep. I don't know if I could justify turning down $90,000 and other similar scholarships at MVP to go to Chicago at sticker (I don't think I'll be getting merit aid with my numbers)

I know most of the people in this thread here so far did ED and are obligated to attend regardless if they get scholarships or not later. So I'm curious - What made you decide to do ED and possibly attend at sticker and pass up the possiblity of scholarships at another T-14?


Congrats!

I EDed Chicago for several reasons, I didn't have very strong numbers for CCN and was hoping ED could give me some boost in application. Also, I am interested in interdisciplinary work between law and economics, there is no better place than Chicago to do that... :)

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:04 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:kappycaft1 do you have a family too?

Yup.


Glad to know I'm not the only one. Do you know where you'll start your housing search? It seems like Hyde Park is the recommended area.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 20141023 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:23 pm

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby keval81 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:38 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:Is anyone here actually leaning towards gov/public interest? It seems that Chciago is dominated by BigLaw/Clerking, but they still have a very good LRAP. That apparent discontinuity confuses me.


I am. I wrote all about my commitment to PI law in my personal statement and also discussed it at length in the interview. I think the seeming discontinuity is a reflection of the law profession at large--with the vast majority of lawyers employed in big law.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:17 pm

keval81 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Is anyone here actually leaning towards gov/public interest? It seems that Chciago is dominated by BigLaw/Clerking, but they still have a very good LRAP. That apparent discontinuity confuses me.


I am. I wrote all about my commitment to PI law in my personal statement and also discussed it at length in the interview. I think the seeming discontinuity is a reflection of the law profession at large--with the vast majority of lawyers employed in big law.


Woo I'm not the only one!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Xifeng » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:26 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
keval81 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Is anyone here actually leaning towards gov/public interest? It seems that Chciago is dominated by BigLaw/Clerking, but they still have a very good LRAP. That apparent discontinuity confuses me.


I am. I wrote all about my commitment to PI law in my personal statement and also discussed it at length in the interview. I think the seeming discontinuity is a reflection of the law profession at large--with the vast majority of lawyers employed in big law.


Woo I'm not the only one!


The changes in LRAP and the guaranteed summer funding are part of a relatively recent shift to give more support to PI/government-minded students, and numbers of students pursuing that are on the rise. You all can also contact Dean Perry if you want to talk to a current student (this goes for all accepted students, if you want to talk to a student that went to your undergrad or wants to work in a certain area, she can try to connect you). And again, this thread is a great reference.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby shntn » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:05 am

Howdy, folks. I'm in the fight of my life to figure out how to make it to ASW. (NU's is literally the preceding weekend, so I can either keep that flight and ditch half of the events to at least make it down to UC to tour, try to change my flight, or fly to Chicago twice in a little over a week.) :|

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Dany » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:18 am

shntn wrote:Howdy, folks. I'm in the fight of my life to figure out how to make it to ASW. (NU's is literally the preceding weekend, so I can either keep that flight and ditch half of the events to at least make it down to UC to tour, try to change my flight, or fly to Chicago twice in a little over a week.) :|

If you can't make it to ASW, the Day in the Life programs are also good. And keep in mind Chicago will reimburse $200 of your travel expenses!

Although if you end up coming during not-ASW, I would be more than happy to show you around. :D

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby shntn » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:30 am

Dany wrote:
shntn wrote:Howdy, folks. I'm in the fight of my life to figure out how to make it to ASW. (NU's is literally the preceding weekend, so I can either keep that flight and ditch half of the events to at least make it down to UC to tour, try to change my flight, or fly to Chicago twice in a little over a week.) :|

If you can't make it to ASW, the Day in the Life programs are also good. And keep in mind Chicago will reimburse $200 of your travel expenses!

Although if you end up coming during not-ASW, I would be more than happy to show you around. :D

I might hold you to that!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Xifeng » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:35 pm

Dany wrote:
shntn wrote:Howdy, folks. I'm in the fight of my life to figure out how to make it to ASW. (NU's is literally the preceding weekend, so I can either keep that flight and ditch half of the events to at least make it down to UC to tour, try to change my flight, or fly to Chicago twice in a little over a week.) :|

If you can't make it to ASW, the Day in the Life programs are also good. And keep in mind Chicago will reimburse $200 of your travel expenses!

Although if you end up coming during not-ASW, I would be more than happy to show you around. :D


I wonder how many PMs you're gonna get about this offer :lol:

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Dany » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:32 pm

Xifeng wrote:
Dany wrote:
shntn wrote:Howdy, folks. I'm in the fight of my life to figure out how to make it to ASW. (NU's is literally the preceding weekend, so I can either keep that flight and ditch half of the events to at least make it down to UC to tour, try to change my flight, or fly to Chicago twice in a little over a week.) :|

If you can't make it to ASW, the Day in the Life programs are also good. And keep in mind Chicago will reimburse $200 of your travel expenses!

Although if you end up coming during not-ASW, I would be more than happy to show you around. :D


I wonder how many PMs you're gonna get about this offer :lol:

Sorry guys, it's non-transferable.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:12 pm

Congrats to all accepted! Has anyone made a FB group yet? I'm lookin at you, kappycaft1

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 20141023 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:22 pm

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby shntn » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:24 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
trojandave wrote:Congrats to all accepted! Has anyone made a FB group yet? I'm lookin at you, kappycaft1

Ummm..... I don't have FB lol (I was overseas for a few years when it first started, and have kept away ever since, but I think I might as well start now even though I was trying to stay away from it.)

It'll be useful in law school.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:48 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
shntn wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:
trojandave wrote:Congrats to all accepted! Has anyone made a FB group yet? I'm lookin at you, kappycaft1

Ummm..... I don't have FB lol (I was overseas for a few years when it first started, and have kept away ever since, but I think I might as well start now even though I was trying to stay away from it.)

It'll be useful in law school.

Yeah... and I also realize that by not having it I am not helping to correct the "Chicago law student = serious unsociable person" image either :lol:

I've been meaning to create an account ever since 2014 said that it will be useful for law school, but I keep being lazy... I'll go home and create one tonight after work before I forget again.


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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Crowing » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:53 pm

I have a friend who was staunch anti-FB throughout HS and UG who finally cracked this year and made an account after joining Corporate America.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 20141023 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:48 pm

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 2014 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:06 am

What do you mean #2 on the priority list for Regents, is this place full?

Also, if anyone is planning on moving into Regents on August 1st or sooner, LET ME REFER YOU and we can work out some sort of kickback where everyone wins :)

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 20141023 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:18 am

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Rahviveh » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:36 am

2014 wrote:What do you mean #2 on the priority list for Regents, is this place full?

Also, if anyone is planning on moving into Regents on August 1st or sooner, LET ME REFER YOU and we can work out some sort of kickback where everyone wins :)

Regents prospectives PM me and i will beat whatever this guy offers lol :twisted:

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby PopTorts13 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:25 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
shntn wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:
trojandave wrote:Congrats to all accepted! Has anyone made a FB group yet? I'm lookin at you, kappycaft1

Ummm..... I don't have FB lol (I was overseas for a few years when it first started, and have kept away ever since, but I think I might as well start now even though I was trying to stay away from it.)

It'll be useful in law school.

Yeah... and I also realize that by not having it I am not helping to correct the "Chicago law student = serious unsociable person" image either :lol:

I've been meaning to create an account ever since 2014 said that it will be useful for law school, but I keep being lazy... I'll go home and create one tonight after work before I forget again.



Have at it! http://www.facebook.com/groups/148218948668437/




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