Chicago Law Class of 2017

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:49 pm

HarvardHopeful wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:I got a Ruby today as well and it's pulled Chicago pretty much dead even with Harvard.


This. No clue how I'm going to make my decision.

This. If SLS admits me then things are really going to get crazy. I'm thinking about starting the annual Rubies/Hamilton vs HYS thread so that we can all start discussing our options. I really have no idea what I'm going to do right now.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:56 pm

kershka wrote:
HarvardHopeful wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:I got a Ruby today as well and it's pulled Chicago pretty much dead even with Harvard.


This. No clue how I'm going to make my decision.

This. If SLS admits me then things are really going to get crazy. I'm thinking about starting the annual Rubies/Hamilton vs HYS thread so that we can all start discussing our options. I really have no idea what I'm going to do right now.


Its a great place to be in though. :D

I haven't received any scholarship, but I think the Ruby would be especially challenging because of the stipend.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:03 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
kershka wrote:
HarvardHopeful wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:I got a Ruby today as well and it's pulled Chicago pretty much dead even with Harvard.


This. No clue how I'm going to make my decision.

This. If SLS admits me then things are really going to get crazy. I'm thinking about starting the annual Rubies/Hamilton vs HYS thread so that we can all start discussing our options. I really have no idea what I'm going to do right now.


Its a great place to be in though. :D

I haven't received any scholarship, but I think the Ruby would be especially challenging because of the stipend.

Oh yeah, definitely. Not complaining at all; it's a great problem to have.

And dat increased stipend is hard to pass up on, for sure.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:36 pm

Does anyone know if the Doctoroff Program comes with any kind of scholarship?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:49 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Does anyone know if the Doctoroff Program comes with any kind of scholarship?


Nothing I've read about the program suggests that it comes with one.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:36 pm

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby wsparker » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:21 pm

HarvardHopeful wrote:I swear I'm going to have a mental breakdown deciding between HLS/SLS and the Ruby. Like people have said previously, its a freaking great position to be in, but I just have absolutely no idea what I'm going to decide.

I've never been to Chicago and I feel like waiting for their accepted students weekend april 10-12 and then making my decision by the end of april is not enough time for me. I suck at making tough decisions, so I just booked a flight for the end of February!! Hopefully visiting twice will help me when its comes time to making my decision.



Nice! I also feel like visiting in April is cutting it close, especially since a lot of my other options have a deposit due April 1st. Let us know how it is!! Also, congrats on the Ruby and your other amazing options!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Crowing » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:44 pm

HarvardHopeful wrote:I swear I'm going to have a mental breakdown deciding between HLS/SLS and the Ruby. Like people have said previously, its a freaking great position to be in, but I just have absolutely no idea what I'm going to decide.

I've never been to Chicago and I feel like waiting for their accepted students weekend april 10-12 and then making my decision by the end of april is not enough time for me. I suck at making tough decisions, so I just booked a flight for the end of February!! Hopefully visiting twice will help me when its comes time to making my decision.


There is a sort of truncated one day ASW coming up

ETA: It's on Feb. 28

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:11 pm

Crowing wrote:
HarvardHopeful wrote:I swear I'm going to have a mental breakdown deciding between HLS/SLS and the Ruby. Like people have said previously, its a freaking great position to be in, but I just have absolutely no idea what I'm going to decide.

I've never been to Chicago and I feel like waiting for their accepted students weekend april 10-12 and then making my decision by the end of april is not enough time for me. I suck at making tough decisions, so I just booked a flight for the end of February!! Hopefully visiting twice will help me when its comes time to making my decision.


There is a sort of truncated one day ASW coming up

ETA: It's on Feb. 28


Thanks for the info! I just registered, anyone else planning on going Feb 28th?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:11 pm

wsparker wrote:
HarvardHopeful wrote:I swear I'm going to have a mental breakdown deciding between HLS/SLS and the Ruby. Like people have said previously, its a freaking great position to be in, but I just have absolutely no idea what I'm going to decide.

I've never been to Chicago and I feel like waiting for their accepted students weekend april 10-12 and then making my decision by the end of april is not enough time for me. I suck at making tough decisions, so I just booked a flight for the end of February!! Hopefully visiting twice will help me when its comes time to making my decision.



Nice! I also feel like visiting in April is cutting it close, especially since a lot of my other options have a deposit due April 1st. Let us know how it is!! Also, congrats on the Ruby and your other amazing options!


Will do! And thank you! :D

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:53 pm

Checkin' in. 8)

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Gryffindor » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:58 pm

Has anyone started poking around living options? Not fully decided yet, like previous posters I'm torn between my Ruby and HLS/SLS but I have started reviewing living options in all these cities...

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby HarvardHopeful » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:06 pm

Gryffindor wrote:Has anyone started poking around living options? Not fully decided yet, like previous posters I'm torn between my Ruby and HLS/SLS but I have started reviewing living options in all these cities...


Yea I've been looking at Regents park and it looks like a palace compared to what you can get for the same price in Cambridge! The housing in Chicago is definitely superior to Cambridge.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Gryffindor » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:11 pm

HarvardHopeful wrote:
Gryffindor wrote:Has anyone started poking around living options? Not fully decided yet, like previous posters I'm torn between my Ruby and HLS/SLS but I have started reviewing living options in all these cities...


Yea I've been looking at Regents park and it looks like a palace compared to what you can get for the same price in Cambridge! The housing in Chicago is definitely superior to Cambridge.



I was looking at regents as well and it looked phenomenal until I went and read some reviews on yelp. Sounds like they charge extra for many of the amenities... What other apts have you looked at?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby flippacious » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:56 pm

The original Ruby email mentions a follow-up email containing more details, the scholarship acceptance form, etc. Anyone receive that yet? Just want to make sure I didn't miss it.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Gryffindor » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:04 pm

flippacious wrote:The original Ruby email mentions a follow-up email containing more details, the scholarship acceptance form, etc. Anyone receive that yet? Just want to make sure I didn't miss it.


Nada... they mentioned a packet as well so maybe once the packets arrive they will send an email?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby flippacious » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:10 pm

Gryffindor wrote:
flippacious wrote:The original Ruby email mentions a follow-up email containing more details, the scholarship acceptance form, etc. Anyone receive that yet? Just want to make sure I didn't miss it.


Nada... they mentioned a packet as well so maybe once the packets arrive they will send an email?

Great, thanks! I'm leaning heavily toward accepting the Ruby and calling it quits this cycle. I started to withdraw from some schools, but I'm too paranoid to withdraw everywhere without getting the packet. The paranoid part of me wants to make sure this is real first!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:35 pm

flippacious wrote:
Gryffindor wrote:
flippacious wrote:The original Ruby email mentions a follow-up email containing more details, the scholarship acceptance form, etc. Anyone receive that yet? Just want to make sure I didn't miss it.


Nada... they mentioned a packet as well so maybe once the packets arrive they will send an email?

Great, thanks! I'm leaning heavily toward accepting the Ruby and calling it quits this cycle. I started to withdraw from some schools, but I'm too paranoid to withdraw everywhere without getting the packet. The paranoid part of me wants to make sure this is real first!

lol, I'm glad that I'm not the only one to feel that way! Hopefully financial aid will send the complete package soon. :P

To the discussion of housing-- I think Regents is still one of the nicest properties in Hype Park but it recently changed management which is what all the recent yelp reviews are about. People who lived there a few years back loved it but this new management isn't as nice. It still seems like a great option, however, especially considering the sheer number of law student who live there. And it's certainly better than a lot of similarly priced properties in Cambridge!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:49 pm

The Ruby is an incredible offer. Even as someone focusing on HYS I don't think I could turn down something like that. dat $45k extra

Also got the Chicago package in the mail. So far Duke>NYU>Chicago imo.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby iamgeorgebush » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:01 pm

drawstring wrote:The Ruby is an incredible offer. Even as someone focusing on HYS I don't think I could turn down something like that. dat $45k extra

Also got the Chicago package in the mail. So far Duke>NYU>Chicago imo.

And one ring to rule them all...NORTHWESTERN! The moleskine notebook, so nice. If only it said "The University of Chicago Law School" instead of "Northwestern Law."

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:50 pm

iamgeorgebush wrote:
drawstring wrote:The Ruby is an incredible offer. Even as someone focusing on HYS I don't think I could turn down something like that. dat $45k extra

Also got the Chicago package in the mail. So far Duke>NYU>Chicago imo.

And one ring to rule them all...NORTHWESTERN! The moleskine notebook, so nice. If only it said "The University of Chicago Law School" instead of "Northwestern Law."

Stanford does a moleskin too.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Come on Down » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:05 pm

Are Rubys typically handed out all at once, or should we expect more offers to come out in the future?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Gryffindor » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:20 pm

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.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Come on Down » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:31 pm

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.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby flippacious » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:20 pm

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!!




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