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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Instinctive » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:01 pm

midwest17 wrote:
stephenholder wrote:Anyone know anything about deferring with a Ruby?


As far as I know, there is no information on TLS suggesting that you can defer a Ruby. But of course your best option is to email or call them and ask.


It seems plausible to defer. I know at least one other school is willing to defer their full ride if you have a specific and logical plan with reasoning. Worth asking.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby jaesonko » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:02 pm

Ren wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
Ren wrote:Just got a Ruby offer!!!! Jesus, this makes things complicated...


congrats!!! was it literally just now or was it earlier? stats? congrats again everyone!!!!


About 20 minutes prior to posting.


And you were thinking of retaking :lol: :lol:

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby midwest17 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:19 pm

Instinctive wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
stephenholder wrote:Anyone know anything about deferring with a Ruby?


As far as I know, there is no information on TLS suggesting that you can defer a Ruby. But of course your best option is to email or call them and ask.


It seems plausible to defer. I know at least one other school is willing to defer their full ride if you have a specific and logical plan with reasoning. Worth asking.


The only reason that Chicago might be more hesitant to defer the Ruby than other schools is that I think the structure of the donation requires them to matriculate a fixed number of Rubies each year (though I may be wrong about that). So deferring it means they have to offer it to someone else anyways this year, and then are locked in for next year. Other schools could just mark your full ride as coming out of the budget for the year they award it and not pass it on that year.

But maybe I'm thinking about it in a silly way and Chicago would be perfectly happy to defer the Ruby.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Instinctive » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:30 pm

midwest17 wrote:
Instinctive wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
stephenholder wrote:Anyone know anything about deferring with a Ruby?


As far as I know, there is no information on TLS suggesting that you can defer a Ruby. But of course your best option is to email or call them and ask.


It seems plausible to defer. I know at least one other school is willing to defer their full ride if you have a specific and logical plan with reasoning. Worth asking.


The only reason that Chicago might be more hesitant to defer the Ruby than other schools is that I think the structure of the donation requires them to matriculate a fixed number of Rubies each year (though I may be wrong about that). So deferring it means they have to offer it to someone else anyways this year, and then are locked in for next year. Other schools could just mark your full ride as coming out of the budget for the year they award it and not pass it on that year.

But maybe I'm thinking about it in a silly way and Chicago would be perfectly happy to defer the Ruby.


No, that makes total sense. I almost typed out something to the effect of how the fact that Mr. Rubenstein gives the gift for a specific reason may alter Chicago's look. I then decided "worth asking" would suffice HAHAHA

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby koalacity » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:33 pm

midwest17 wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:
midwest17 wrote:Ruby :)

>75th LSAT, >median GPA.


Congrats! How seriously are you considering Chicago now that you have a ruby? :lol:


I think someone would have to be crazy to not seriously consider the Ruby. I'm still going to go to ASWs and give other schools a chance, but I can't think of circumstances that make the Ruby a particularly difficult choice.

And <3 you bom and scoobs.

I don't even go here but CONGRATS MIDWEST! :D

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:28 pm

koalacity wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:
midwest17 wrote:Ruby :)

>75th LSAT, >median GPA.


Congrats! How seriously are you considering Chicago now that you have a ruby? :lol:


I think someone would have to be crazy to not seriously consider the Ruby. I'm still going to go to ASWs and give other schools a chance, but I can't think of circumstances that make the Ruby a particularly difficult choice.

And <3 you bom and scoobs.

I don't even go here but CONGRATS MIDWEST! :D

+1,000,000 :D

And congrats to all the other new Rubies as well!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:48 pm

Congrats to all the Rubies!!!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby thewaves » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:34 am

You guys rawk :D

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Ren » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:09 pm

jaesonko wrote:
Ren wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
Ren wrote:Just got a Ruby offer!!!! Jesus, this makes things complicated...


congrats!!! was it literally just now or was it earlier? stats? congrats again everyone!!!!


About 20 minutes prior to posting.


And you were thinking of retaking :lol: :lol:


Hahaha I was indeed! But now I am thanking my lucky stars... I have had the cycle of a lifetime.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Ren » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:13 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
Ren wrote:Oh and 3.9X/172


sounds like you have some godly softs. thanks for the follow-up. Think you'll accept it, or will you pass it down to the likes of me ;)


I think my softs are solid, but very far from godly. And I have no idea what I will end up doing! Tbh I originally had no intention of going to UChicago (due to location preferences), so this is a huge shock to my cycle. I am still in the running for the Jacobson and the Levy, and I haven't heard back from Yale. So I am waiting for all the chips to fall.

I am kinda curious though to hear some opinions... what would you guys choose between: Ruby or Jacobson or Levy or HYS at $$$

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Optimist Prime » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:18 pm

Major Congrats to the new Rubys.

Loling a bit at myself for feeling "dinged" because I didn't get one, but this effectively ends my consideration of Chicago.

"Top 5 Law School? - better give me a full tuition scholarship + stipend or F that." Oh what have I become.

Congrats again to the recipients!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:28 pm

Optimist Prime wrote:Major Congrats to the new Rubys.

Loling a bit at myself for feeling "dinged" because I didn't get one, but this effectively ends my consideration of Chicago.

"Top 5 Law School? - better give me a full tuition scholarship + stipend or F that." Oh what have I become.

Congrats again to the recipients!


Wow thanks for not going here.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby midwest17 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:29 pm

Ren wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
Ren wrote:Oh and 3.9X/172


sounds like you have some godly softs. thanks for the follow-up. Think you'll accept it, or will you pass it down to the likes of me ;)


I think my softs are solid, but very far from godly. And I have no idea what I will end up doing! Tbh I originally had no intention of going to UChicago (due to location preferences), so this is a huge shock to my cycle. I am still in the running for the Jacobson and the Levy, and I haven't heard back from Yale. So I am waiting for all the chips to fall.

I am kinda curious though to hear some opinions... what would you guys choose between: Ruby or Jacobson or Levy or HYS at $$$


Ruby except possibly Y, but probably still the Ruby. The COL stipend blows the other full-rides out of the water, IMO.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby kathj06 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:39 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:Major Congrats to the new Rubys.

Loling a bit at myself for feeling "dinged" because I didn't get one, but this effectively ends my consideration of Chicago.

"Top 5 Law School? - better give me a full tuition scholarship + stipend or F that." Oh what have I become.

Congrats again to the recipients!


Wow thanks for not going here.


What's so unreasonable about that? I'm only considering schools that will have a parade in my honor upon my enrollment, and where all of the professors will agree ahead of time to give me straight A's.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:44 pm

midwest17 wrote:
Ren wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:
Ren wrote:Oh and 3.9X/172


sounds like you have some godly softs. thanks for the follow-up. Think you'll accept it, or will you pass it down to the likes of me ;)


I think my softs are solid, but very far from godly. And I have no idea what I will end up doing! Tbh I originally had no intention of going to UChicago (due to location preferences), so this is a huge shock to my cycle. I am still in the running for the Jacobson and the Levy, and I haven't heard back from Yale. So I am waiting for all the chips to fall.

I am kinda curious though to hear some opinions... what would you guys choose between: Ruby or Jacobson or Levy or HYS at $$$


Ruby except possibly Y, but probably still the Ruby. The COL stipend blows the other full-rides out of the water, IMO.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Canof09 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:12 pm

I am kinda curious though to hear some opinions... what would you guys choose between: Ruby or Jacobson or Levy or HYS at $$$


Ruby except possibly Y, but probably still the Ruby. The COL stipend blows the other full-rides out of the water, IMO.



The only reason I would pass on the Ruby is if I was absolutely set on:

A.) Living and practicing in NYC, take the Jacobson at NYU
B.) Living and practicing in Pennsylvania, take the Levy at Penn
C.) Going in to politics, go to Harvard
D.) Being a judge, go to Yale

Short of being 100% about any of these I would take the Ruby. No debt and a law degree from one of the best law schools around? Not a bad deal.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Canof09 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:15 pm

Optimist Prime wrote:Major Congrats to the new Rubys.

Loling a bit at myself for feeling "dinged" because I didn't get one, but this effectively ends my consideration of Chicago.

"Top 5 Law School? - better give me a full tuition scholarship + stipend or F that." Oh what have I become.

Congrats again to the recipients!



I wasn't offered a Ruby, but I still got a lot of scholarship money. Don't rule anything out yet.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby thewaves » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:58 pm

Also to those who haven't received Rubies but would seriously consider them, keep in mind that a good portion turn down the initial offers. If you hold out long enough, you may get one.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby midwest17 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:00 pm

thewaves wrote:Also to those who haven't received Rubies but would seriously consider them, keep in mind that a good portion turn down the initial offers. If you hold out long enough, you may get one.


How many went out after April 15 last year?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Ren » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:34 pm

midwest17 wrote:
thewaves wrote:Also to those who haven't received Rubies but would seriously consider them, keep in mind that a good portion turn down the initial offers. If you hold out long enough, you may get one.


How many went out after April 15 last year?


Wait, is it an exploding offer???

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:34 pm

Ren wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
thewaves wrote:Also to those who haven't received Rubies but would seriously consider them, keep in mind that a good portion turn down the initial offers. If you hold out long enough, you may get one.


How many went out after April 15 last year?


Wait, is it an exploding offer???


I think April 15 is the first seat deposit?
1.5 months isn't exactly exploding.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:36 pm

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Ren » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:39 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
Ren wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
thewaves wrote:Also to those who haven't received Rubies but would seriously consider them, keep in mind that a good portion turn down the initial offers. If you hold out long enough, you may get one.


How many went out after April 15 last year?


Wait, is it an exploding offer???


I think April 15 is the first seat deposit?
1.5 months isn't exactly exploding.


I wasn't complaining haha! I just wasn't aware the deposit was due prior to the regular seat deposit date for UChicago... it doesn't indicate this anywhere in the initial notification email.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:41 pm

thewaves wrote:Also to those who haven't received Rubies but would seriously consider them, keep in mind that a good portion turn down the initial offers. If you hold out long enough, you may get one.


I'm holding and holding and holding :lol:
In the meantime, guess I'll keep my self busy interviewing for the named schollys at NYU 8)

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby flippacious » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:51 pm

Ren wrote:I wasn't complaining haha! I just wasn't aware the deposit was due prior to the regular seat deposit date for UChicago... it doesn't indicate this anywhere in the initial notification email.

You should get a follow-up email soon attaching the official scholarship letter. The letter gives a little more detail, and mentions the April 15 date.

Also, for anyone who would otherwise be confused (like I was), you do still have to put the $500 seat deposit down as a Ruby recipient. It will be applied toward fees etc. I was confused because the letter specifically mentions submitting the regular decision response form, but doesn't bring up the deposit at all.

Congrats to all the new Ruby recipients! :D




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