Chicago Law Class of 2017

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby c0llegeStUd3nt » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:24 pm

Not to break up the Ruby talks but....

Anyone know anything about the ASW 'swag bag?' Didn't see anything about it in the swag bag thread (lol)

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:27 pm

c0llegeStUd3nt wrote:Not to break up the Ruby talks but....

Anyone know anything about the ASW 'swag bag?' Didn't see anything about it in the swag bag thread (lol)


Last year we got a satchel, water bottle, and some other stuff, but I can't remember what.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Canof09 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:53 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
c0llegeStUd3nt wrote:Not to break up the Ruby talks but....

Anyone know anything about the ASW 'swag bag?' Didn't see anything about it in the swag bag thread (lol)


Last year we got a satchel, water bottle, and some other stuff, but I can't remember what.



Yeah that was it. Satchel/computer bag (you got to pick) and a water bottle.

And a lot of free food and alcohol while we were there as well if that counts.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:14 pm

Canof09 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:
c0llegeStUd3nt wrote:Not to break up the Ruby talks but....

Anyone know anything about the ASW 'swag bag?' Didn't see anything about it in the swag bag thread (lol)


Last year we got a satchel, water bottle, and some other stuff, but I can't remember what.



Yeah that was it. Satchel/computer bag (you got to pick) and a water bottle.

And a lot of free food and alcohol while we were there as well if that counts.

That most certainly counts.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby somuchwaiting » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:19 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:That most certainly counts.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:39 pm

somuchwaiting wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:That most certainly counts.


That's all I care about.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby c0llegeStUd3nt » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:59 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
somuchwaiting wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:That most certainly counts.


That's all I care about.


^this

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby 2014 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:12 pm

Canof09 wrote:
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.

I agree with B-D, but not so much A. NYUs COA is already like 15k or something higher than UChis over 3 years and when you add in the extra 45k from the ruby stipend I seriously seriously doubt that NYU gives you NYC odds worth 60k extra than us unless you have very narrow practice area/firm interests that don't show up to our OCI.

Very first world problem to be in though and you obviously can't go wrong, only more or less right. Congrats on the options :)

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:35 pm

2014 wrote:
Canof09 wrote:
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.

I agree with B-D, but not so much A. NYUs COA is already like 15k or something higher than UChis over 3 years and when you add in the extra 45k from the ruby stipend I seriously seriously doubt that NYU gives you NYC odds worth 60k extra than us unless you have very narrow practice area/firm interests that don't show up to our OCI.

Very first world problem to be in though and you obviously can't go wrong, only more or less right. Congrats on the options :)


Also, the Jacobson is UPTO full ride, but not necessarily. Many people have reported less $.

How much is the yearly Rubenstein stipend?

I think AnBryce > Ruby due to the network. Also, apparently all of the AnBryce scholars who wanted 1L SA got it.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby midwest17 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:48 pm

paglababa wrote:Also, the Jacobson is UPTO full ride, but not necessarily. Many people have reported less $.

How much is the yearly Rubenstein stipend?

I think AnBryce > Ruby due to the network. Also, apparently all of the AnBryce scholars who wanted 1L SA got it.


Ruby stipend is $15k/year (apparently it used to be $10k).

As I mentioned in the NYU thread, the RTK would have been a contender against the Ruby for network reasons. But at the end of the day I don't think it's worth this significant bump in debt. It's still possible that I'll end up in NYC for family reasons, but very unlikely.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby applelover » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:42 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 $$$


I was leaning towards Stanford before the Ruby offer, but now I'm not sure. I don't have any undergrad debt and it would be amazing to graduate law school debt free as well. I'm still going to attend all of the ASWs I signed up for, but a school is going to have to work really hard if it wants me to choose it over Chicago now.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:17 pm

applelover 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 $$$


I was leaning towards Stanford before the Ruby offer, but now I'm not sure. I don't have any undergrad debt and it would be amazing to graduate law school debt free as well. I'm still going to attend all of the ASWs I signed up for, but a school is going to have to work really hard if it wants me to choose it over Chicago now.


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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby truckstop » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:49 pm

Congrats on all the Ruby's!

Does anyone know if Chicago (or Columbia or any other school) would increase a merit scholarship if I took the June LSAT and did better? I think it could help me if I get WL'd at HYS, but it would be nice to have the possibility of a larger merit scholarship if I get a better score.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby 2014 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:40 pm

I think they would be amenable but it really depends how many funds are available, how full the class is at that point, and how well you sell "I will not go to law school next year unless you up my aid" since by then you can't credibly threaten to bounce to another school.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Canof09 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:59 pm

2014 wrote:
Canof09 wrote:
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.

I agree with B-D, but not so much A. NYUs COA is already like 15k or something higher than UChis over 3 years and when you add in the extra 45k from the ruby stipend I seriously seriously doubt that NYU gives you NYC odds worth 60k extra than us unless you have very narrow practice area/firm interests that don't show up to our OCI.

Very first world problem to be in though and you obviously can't go wrong, only more or less right. Congrats on the options :)



Fair point. I'm not sure why I listed that one first because that is the one I am least confident about as well. I could see someone being willing to accept the additional debt in order to live & network in NYC if that's where they wanted to live and practice, but at the end of the day you're correct. That's a win-win scenario.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:37 pm

Question: How long did it take between receiving your acceptance email and getting your package in the mail?

I've been accepted since that wave on Feb. 25th, but nothing in the mailbox yet!

Thanks! :)

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby midwest17 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:16 pm

KatyMarie wrote:Question: How long did it take between receiving your acceptance email and getting your package in the mail?

I've been accepted since that wave on Feb. 25th, but nothing in the mailbox yet!

Thanks! :)


I also have not gotten anything and I think it would get to me pretty quickly.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:17 pm

midwest17 wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:Question: How long did it take between receiving your acceptance email and getting your package in the mail?

I've been accepted since that wave on Feb. 25th, but nothing in the mailbox yet!

Thanks! :)


I also have not gotten anything and I think it would get to me pretty quickly.


I've not gotten anything either.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:34 pm

Attax wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:Question: How long did it take between receiving your acceptance email and getting your package in the mail?

I've been accepted since that wave on Feb. 25th, but nothing in the mailbox yet!

Thanks! :)


I also have not gotten anything and I think it would get to me pretty quickly.


I've not gotten anything either.


Gotcha. Thanks for the feedback! I guess they admitted a lot of people that day are backed up with the packages :) Just antsy to get my hands on it haha.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:40 pm

KatyMarie wrote:
Attax wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:Question: How long did it take between receiving your acceptance email and getting your package in the mail?

I've been accepted since that wave on Feb. 25th, but nothing in the mailbox yet!

Thanks! :)


I also have not gotten anything and I think it would get to me pretty quickly.


I've not gotten anything either.


Gotcha. Thanks for the feedback! I guess they admitted a lot of people that day are backed up with the packages :) Just antsy to get my hands on it haha.


That is probably the most likely response, I believe there were a lot of admission offers that day.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:51 pm

Hey everyone - did any non-Ruby offers come out for financial aid? I was thinking I'd see something by now.

Let me know (and sorry if I missed this)

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:54 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Hey everyone - did any non-Ruby offers come out for financial aid? I was thinking I'd see something by now.

Let me know (and sorry if I missed this)


They are probably just trying to find another full-named-scholly to give you.

But no, I haven't noticed anything. I think they said you'd see something within a month of admission?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:54 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Hey everyone - did any non-Ruby offers come out for financial aid? I was thinking I'd see something by now.

Let me know (and sorry if I missed this)

Nope. Initial finaid packages are supposed to be released soon, and someone (I'm sorry, I forgot your username but I know your Doc Brown avatar) cited some inside info suggesting Friday is the day.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:56 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:Hey everyone - did any non-Ruby offers come out for financial aid? I was thinking I'd see something by now.

Let me know (and sorry if I missed this)


They are probably just trying to find another full-named-scholly to give you.

But no, I haven't noticed anything. I think they said you'd see something within a month of admission?


Thanks bom - I'll give it a little more time since I think I just missed their priority NeedAccess deadline, but it's been about 6 weeks since admission for me.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:52 am

Is today the day?




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