Chicago Law Class of 2017

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HarvardHopeful
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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:44 pm

flippacious wrote:
Come on Down wrote:
Gryffindor wrote:Is anyone else having a hard time deciding between Harvard, or Yale, or Stanford (or a combo) and the Ruby? I'm debating starting a discussion on the topic.


There are several threads about this that one can read through. IMO its crazy to pass up that much money but everyone needs to make the decision for themselves. I would be interested to see how the discussion breaks down among people with differing levels of work experience. I know that, personally, 150K (or more) of debt means a lot more to me now than it did just a few years ago when I finished undergrad.

I agree. Having taken a few years off between UG and law school, I am pretty conscious of the debt. First off, I'm older, and when I graduate I want to start putting away money for a house, kids, life, etc. The Ruby opens up the opportunity to do that immediately, instead of putting my life on hold for a while. I think there's a huge value in that. There's also the fact that, for the past three years, I have been very conscious of my spending habits as I tried to save as much as possible to go toward law school. I imagine having crazy loans would hang over me in a similar way. I'm looking forward to being able to relax a bit. Thirdly, I'm going for biglaw, but if I end up absolutely hating it, the Ruby gives me the freedom to try to change jobs and not have to suck it up for the sake of loan payments. I like that.

I have only been admitted to HLS, but I don't think I'd take Yale or Stanford over the Ruby either.

So Chicago...please email that form I can sign so I can make sure you won't take the Ruby away from me, and I can withdraw from everywhere else!!


^^This. Everything you just wrote makes me want to pick the Chicago Ruby. But at the same time I think its going to come down to ASWs for me. If I don't see myself being happy at Chicago I will go with Harvard/Stanford. I really hope I love Chicago when I visit though, because there's nothing I'd like more than to take the money with no regrets.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Gryffindor » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:57 pm

Is there a fb group for the admitted students yet?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby mnindc » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:35 pm

Gryffindor wrote:Is there a fb group for the admitted students yet?


Yes. I think it's linked in the admitted students section of the website. Otherwise, check the admittance email again.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby berndie90 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:17 am

Has anyone applied to the Doctoroff program yet? Anyone thinking about it?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:58 am

berndie90 wrote:Has anyone applied to the Doctoroff program yet? Anyone thinking about it?


Sent my app in...seems like a pretty awesome and unique program!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:20 am

lastsamurai wrote:
berndie90 wrote:Has anyone applied to the Doctoroff program yet? Anyone thinking about it?


Sent my app in...seems like a pretty awesome and unique program!


I just want to know when we'll hear decisions on these apps. I'm sure they will wait until after the seat deposit deadline, which sucks because I'm still deciding where to go. If I got into Doctoroff I'd immediately withdraw all of my other apps.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:07 pm

Got a Doctoroff interview invite this morning via email. Can't be a bad sign I suppose, although I'm wondering if they interview everyone that applies.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby wsparker » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:19 pm

Do yall have business experience? I have zero and am not sure if it would be a waste of time or not to apply.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:29 pm

wsparker wrote:Do yall have business experience? I have zero and am not sure if it would be a waste of time or not to apply.


I don't have any, nor do I have an economics background. Definitely a concern I plan to address at ASW.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:31 pm

Heads up to all my fellow Rubies: our official scholarship package has just been emailed.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby flippacious » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:42 pm

kershka wrote:Heads up to all my fellow Rubies: our official scholarship package has just been emailed.

Got this as well. Yay :D

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:45 pm

kershka wrote:Heads up to all my fellow Rubies: our official scholarship package has just been emailed.

worth noting that the deadline for enrolling is april 15 if you want the money.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:30 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:
kershka wrote:Heads up to all my fellow Rubies: our official scholarship package has just been emailed.

worth noting that the deadline for enrolling is april 15 if you want the money.

It's also worth noting that this deadline is only 2 days after ASW. If you want to have more time to consider your options after having visiting campus in person, you probably want to register for the "Day in the Life" program that is occurring at the end of this month, or arrange a visit on your own sometime in March. Just my $.02.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby thewaves » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:33 am

carolinainmymind wrote:Got a Doctoroff interview invite this morning via email. Can't be a bad sign I suppose, although I'm wondering if they interview everyone that applies.



Seem to be a lot of people already signed up to interview.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:28 pm

interviewed today for doctoroff. seems like an incredible program. pm me for deets if you want them

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:35 am

Has anyone signed up for ASW?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:30 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:Has anyone signed up for ASW?


Just did!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:38 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:Has anyone signed up for ASW?


Just did!


Are you planning to attend all of the events? I don't know what I'll get out of a half day of diversity discussion given my lack of any qualities that can be considered "diverse," but I'm hesitant to skip any of the festivities. What if something super cool happens Thursday morning? What about Wednesday night? There's probably a lot of drinking to accomplish in such a short span.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby 2014 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:19 pm

You won't feel out of place at any events labeled diversity even if you are a white male. It's just a marketing thing to emphasize a broad range of student orgs and perspectives. I would come for that evening in your shoes, it was fun for everyone in previous years.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:22 pm

2014 wrote:You won't feel out of place at any events labeled diversity even if you are a white male. It's just a marketing thing to emphasize a broad range of student orgs and perspectives. I would come for that evening in your shoes, it was fun for everyone in previous years.


Sounds like a plan. Thanks.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:03 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:Has anyone signed up for ASW?


Just did!


Are you planning to attend all of the events? I don't know what I'll get out of a half day of diversity discussion given my lack of any qualities that can be considered "diverse," but I'm hesitant to skip any of the festivities. What if something super cool happens Thursday morning? What about Wednesday night? There's probably a lot of drinking to accomplish in such a short span.


I'm not getting in until 5:45 Thursday night, so I don't have that dilemma. Flying directly from Columbia ASW to Chicago. Should be interesting. I'm going to do everything I want to do and nothing more. Play it by ear.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:31 pm

2014 wrote:You won't feel out of place at any events labeled diversity even if you are a white male. It's just a marketing thing to emphasize a broad range of student orgs and perspectives. I would come for that evening in your shoes, it was fun for everyone in previous years.


Plus free food and booze

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:52 pm

So I just noticed they had a Need Access deadline of February 15th.. crap.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:40 pm

Will any of you be at the Day in the Life program next week? :D




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