Chicago Law Class of 2016

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby PopTorts13 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:34 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:Anyone arou



nd here ed up applying?


I gave it a go...seems like a long shot though


Seems as though no one is owning up to applying. If this is a reflection of less people applying, the odds are in your favor :-)

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 2014 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:49 pm

They gave us the who worked where list for this summer, and since it is relevant to your interests...
(I do not certify any of this, it is based on my glancing at it quickly, there could be slight variance)

46/183 (25%) of 1Ls have firm jobs, the vast majority of which are market paying, but I can't certify 100%

193/238 (81%) of 2Ls are at firms, I won't even begin to decide whether they are market paying but again the vast majority is a safe assumption. Full disclosure, there might be people who are splitting that are counted twice, so that number might be deviate a little (either upward - I see at least one split between firm/judge, or downward - people doing 2 firms). 49 of these are at V10s, 101 at V30s.

Of those that are not at firms:
3/238 (1.3%) corporate
16/238 (6.7%) government
1/238 (.4%) judge
1/238 (.4%) non-law
23/238 (9.6%) public interest

I'm missing one person somewhere idc.

Of the 45 not at firms, some did not do OCI, I do not know how many, but it is some. The corporate jobs appear legit, and surely some of the public interest jobs were competitive, or what the people targeted. That being said, some of those 45 struck out and I have no way to estimate what portion of them are dissatisfied with their results.

So a conservative percentage of successful outcomes is 80-83%, an ambitious estimate might get close to 95%.

All things considered, I'd say U.Chi killed it on the jerbs this year, you all should be optimistic.


If there is any specific info I can get for anyone let me know and I'll do so subject to my discretion on if I think it shouldn't be public knowledge. Feel free to PM me if you'd rather.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:19 pm

So I'm looking at the Awards section of the my.uchicago page, and the loans they awarded me don't add up to the COA (already accounted for scholarship). Anyone else having this problem?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby naw » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:49 pm

2014 wrote:They gave us the who worked where list for this summer, and since it is relevant to your interests...
(I do not certify any of this, it is based on my glancing at it quickly, there could be slight variance)

46/183 (25%) of 1Ls have firm jobs, the vast majority of which are market paying, but I can't certify 100%

193/238 (81%) of 2Ls are at firms, I won't even begin to decide whether they are market paying but again the vast majority is a safe assumption. Full disclosure, there might be people who are splitting that are counted twice, so that number might be deviate a little (either upward - I see at least one split between firm/judge, or downward - people doing 2 firms). 49 of these are at V10s, 101 at V30s.

Of those that are not at firms:
3/238 (1.3%) corporate
16/238 (6.7%) government
1/238 (.4%) judge
1/238 (.4%) non-law
23/238 (9.6%) public interest

I'm missing one person somewhere idc.

Of the 45 not at firms, some did not do OCI, I do not know how many, but it is some. The corporate jobs appear legit, and surely some of the public interest jobs were competitive, or what the people targeted. That being said, some of those 45 struck out and I have no way to estimate what portion of them are dissatisfied with their results.

So a conservative percentage of successful outcomes is 80-83%, an ambitious estimate might get close to 95%.

All things considered, I'd say U.Chi killed it on the jerbs this year, you all should be optimistic.


If there is any specific info I can get for anyone let me know and I'll do so subject to my discretion on if I think it shouldn't be public knowledge. Feel free to PM me if you'd rather.

Thanks for posting this. Very, very helpful. If you don't mind, would you post the breakdown of 1L non-firm jobs?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby PopTorts13 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:34 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:So I'm looking at the Awards section of the my.uchicago page, and the loans they awarded me don't add up to the COA (already accounted for scholarship). Anyone else having this problem?


Yes. If you contact them and ask for an increase they will do so by dispursing more funds via Grad Plus. Just make sure you have your id # handy when asking. They are incredibly informative and friendly!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Dany » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:49 pm

naw wrote:Thanks for posting this. Very, very helpful. If you don't mind, would you post the breakdown of 1L non-firm jobs?

I did this pretty quickly, so no guarantees it's right:

46 Firms
41 Public Interest
38 Government (26 Federal, 8 State, 3 City, 1 Foreign)
24 Research Assistant
19 Judicial Internship
19 Clinics
9 Corporate/Business

These numbers include split summers as separate jobs (a lot of the research assistants are doubled up, for example).

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby cwid1391 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:14 am

Realized today that I haven't submitted my "DL MPN Stafford" form on the financial aid site. What exactly is it? The link just takes me to the general Federal Student Loan site. I've done counseling, but should I have already signed the promissory stuff by now? Whoops.

Edit: realized that the MPN is the promissory note. Should that have been done by May 31st? I had all my other stuff in. All this stuff stresses me out and depresses me.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 2014 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:43 am

cwid1391 wrote:Realized today that I haven't submitted my "DL MPN Stafford" form on the financial aid site. What exactly is it? The link just takes me to the general Federal Student Loan site. I've done counseling, but should I have already signed the promissory stuff by now? Whoops.

Edit: realized that the MPN is the promissory note. Should that have been done by May 31st? I had all my other stuff in. All this stuff stresses me out and depresses me.

Nah you will be fine.

They admit people after May 31st, so necessarily that is a soft deadline.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:45 am

cwid1391 wrote:Realized today that I haven't submitted my "DL MPN Stafford" form on the financial aid site. What exactly is it? The link just takes me to the general Federal Student Loan site. I've done counseling, but should I have already signed the promissory stuff by now? Whoops.

Edit: realized that the MPN is the promissory note. Should that have been done by May 31st? I had all my other stuff in. All this stuff stresses me out and depresses me.


They said not to do these until July. They execute a credit check after you submit them and they want the credit check at most two months prior to starting school.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby cwid1391 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:54 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:
cwid1391 wrote:Realized today that I haven't submitted my "DL MPN Stafford" form on the financial aid site. What exactly is it? The link just takes me to the general Federal Student Loan site. I've done counseling, but should I have already signed the promissory stuff by now? Whoops.

Edit: realized that the MPN is the promissory note. Should that have been done by May 31st? I had all my other stuff in. All this stuff stresses me out and depresses me.


They said not to do these until July. They execute a credit check after you submit them and they want the credit check at most two months prior to starting school.


Perfect. Where did you see that at?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:04 pm

cwid1391 wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:
cwid1391 wrote:Realized today that I haven't submitted my "DL MPN Stafford" form on the financial aid site. What exactly is it? The link just takes me to the general Federal Student Loan site. I've done counseling, but should I have already signed the promissory stuff by now? Whoops.

Edit: realized that the MPN is the promissory note. Should that have been done by May 31st? I had all my other stuff in. All this stuff stresses me out and depresses me.


They said not to do these until July. They execute a credit check after you submit them and they want the credit check at most two months prior to starting school.


Perfect. Where did you see that at?


It's actually 3 months prior. So I think we can apply as of a few days ago. But not to worry if you haven't yet.

IMPORTANT: Because the credit check on this loan is only good for 90 days, we ask that you not complete the application and promissory note for the GradPLUS loan prior to June 15, 2013. This will allow SLA ample time to confirm your loan eligibility within that 90-day window.


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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Jaqen » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:55 am

Hi everyone. I'm in off the waitlist and will be attending next year. I'm glad to be joining such a great group.

We're winning the banner war, btw. P remarkable given our class size.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:33 am

PopTorts13 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:So I'm looking at the Awards section of the my.uchicago page, and the loans they awarded me don't add up to the COA (already accounted for scholarship). Anyone else having this problem?


Yes. If you contact them and ask for an increase they will do so by dispursing more funds via Grad Plus. Just make sure you have your id # handy when asking. They are incredibly informative and friendly!


Just got around to doing this...quick and easy. Thanks Torts

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby hohenheim » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:57 am

Hey everyone! I'm a little late to the party, but I'm excited to be at Chicago this fall! Two housing questions:

1) How do you get the Regents discount and how much is ti?
2) Is anyone here planning on doing grad school housing and knows what buildings/areas are safe and good quality? I'm bringing an SO, so I'm looking for at least a 1BR in either case.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 2014 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:50 am

hohenheim wrote:Hey everyone! I'm a little late to the party, but I'm excited to be at Chicago this fall! Two housing questions:

1) How do you get the Regents discount and how much is ti?
2) Is anyone here planning on doing grad school housing and knows what buildings/areas are safe and good quality? I'm bringing an SO, so I'm looking for at least a 1BR in either case.

Regents discount is $100 off, free internet, and free gym membership, or at least that's what it was last year.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:31 pm

hohenheim wrote:2) Is anyone here planning on doing grad school housing and knows what buildings/areas are safe and good quality? I'm bringing an SO, so I'm looking for at least a 1BR in either case.


No specific experience with grad housing, but if you want a rundown of how good any particular location is, PM me or post a list here. In general you want to be north and/or east, but specific streets can be way more convenient than others.

I'd also strongly recommend looking at TLC Management for a 1BR.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:06 pm

orbotop wrote:anyone know if many students take the Metra to 59th and then walk to the law school? ill be living in south loop to give SO easy access to work, it looks pretty simple.


Look at the 2 if you're gong to be near a bus stop. It only runs during morning/evening rush hour, but it is an express to Hyde Park and goes right passed the law school

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby beepboopbeep » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:23 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
orbotop wrote:anyone know if many students take the Metra to 59th and then walk to the law school? ill be living in south loop to give SO easy access to work, it looks pretty simple.


Look at the 2 if you're gong to be near a bus stop. It only runs during morning/evening rush hour, but it is an express to Hyde Park and goes right passed the law school


+1. The 2 is boss if you're commuting to or from Hyde Park. There's also the 28 (only goes downtown during rush) and the 6 (until like 2am).

The walk from the 59th metra stop is also longer than you think. And metra is kind of strange since it doesn't connect to anything - you'd probably end up getting a monthly zone A -> zone B for about 85$, but that will only work for metra. Getting a monthly CTA is like 100$ or something, and that'll give you access to the rest of the CTA as well. I've lived in Hyde Park for six years and I don't think I've taken the metra a single time in the last four years.

eta: I could definitely see metra making sense if you're living like, right next to a stop. It has some benefits over the CTA in that it actually follows a schedule and is pretty quick getting into the loop. But if your travel time to the nearest metra stop and the nearest 2 stop are similar, the benefit of having a monthly CTA card instead of a monthly metra (as well as not having to walk ten blocks or whatever in the winter) would fall heavily in favor of the 2.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby cwid1391 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:04 pm

Sent in my Glass Menagerie photo. Unfortunately my costume did not come in on time...

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby cwid1391 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:54 pm

Also, Go Hawks.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby PopTorts13 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:02 pm

cwid1391 wrote:Also, Go Hawks.

+1

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby bearsfan23 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:34 pm

Hey guys, excited to be attending U of C with you all in the Fall. Just being paranoid here, but did you guys get some kind of confirmation after emailing your Glass Menagerie photo? I sent mine in about a week ago and never got any response. I'm thinking my picture got rejected and I'm gonna end up as a gargoyle

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby PopTorts13 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:05 pm

bearsfan23 wrote:Hey guys, excited to be attending U of C with you all in the Fall. Just being paranoid here, but did you guys get some kind of confirmation after emailing your Glass Menagerie photo? I sent mine in about a week ago and never got any response. I'm thinking my picture got rejected and I'm gonna end up as a gargoyle


No confirmation here...we can be gargoyles. .. together 8)




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