swoozie wrote:Hi! I also just got off the WL last Friday, but I don't think I can get in a visit before my May 1 deadline. I'm going to try to read through this thread as I have time, but I thought I'd put a question out there first (sorry if it's been asked). Chicago was basically my top choice coming into the cycle, now things are a bit muddier since I've had a chance to visit some other schools and get their financial aid offers. I haven't visited Chicago in over 6 years, last time I visited was to check out the undergrad before college. I really liked Chicago after that visit (but didn't go).
I guess what I'm asking is, if I liked the undergrad area/feel, how well does that carry over to the law school? I'm a bit worried because Chicago is one of the last schools I'm trying to decide between, but the only one I haven't visited this year. I know some law schools are very different/isolated from their undergrads, and some schools I visited seemed more integrated.
The law school is on the south side of the undergrad campus, and while I make it a point to do things on the main campus as much as possible, I'd say most law students don't very often. I do know a lot of people that will study at the undergrad library or go get coffee at the C-Shop, though. I'd say they both have a similar academic feel, and if you liked the area, that's good. I think in general law students are pretty isolated in the law bubble, but if you want to do more stuff with the rest of campus it's totally possible. I think of myself as a student of the whole university, and if you really liked UChicago undergrad, I think you'll like our law school.
Unrelated, but make sure you tell Chicago about your other financial offers. Plenty of people got money off the WL last year (up to $54k, that I know of), so hopefully you're not looking at sticker. Good luck with your decision!