The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

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Postby soexcited » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:02 pm

soexcited wrote:I haven't committed yet, but am working up the courage to do it in the next few hours.


me too. it's scary/exhilarating![/quote]

We can do it! It's exciting to know other PI people are on board :D

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

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Sending some of my impulsive energy your way guys!

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

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Wahrheit wrote:Check your PMs, Bagel!


Don't do it it's a trap

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby PariSiamo » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:07 pm

Looking forward to meeting you when you transfer to UChi next year Mack

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

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I can't stay away

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby PariSiamo » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:12 pm

The rigor is irresistible.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Gucci Mane » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:48 pm

Just turned down a ruby, congrats to whoever gets it. Really enjoyed meeting some of you at ASW.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby sheishkabob » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:39 am

So after going to the ASW, it seemed like the majority of students I spoke with (both current students and prospective students) were totally chill with paying sticker/having little-to-no aid. The current students were more adamant about it "being worth it," than I would have thought, where the majority said they weren't stressed about loans whatsoever. Literally 7/10 2 and 3Ls that I spoke with said they got almost no aid and had turned down substantially larger offers from other schools...thoughts on this? Did I just meet a weird sample?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby beepboopbeep » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:50 am

sheishkabob wrote:So after going to the ASW, it seemed like the majority of students I spoke with (both current students and prospective students) were totally chill with paying sticker/having little-to-no aid. The current students were more adamant about it "being worth it," than I would have thought, where the majority said they weren't stressed about loans whatsoever. Literally 7/10 2 and 3Ls that I spoke with said they got almost no aid and had turned down substantially larger offers from other schools...thoughts on this? Did I just meet a weird sample?


I think that's a common attitude here. Most students in general are a little insulated from the TLS doom-and-gloom. Helps that almost everyone here gets something through OCI if they want it. Not quite everyone, but it feels like it.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby ms2014 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:54 am

I submitted my request for a review of my financial aid in mid-March. I know that they make no promises about getting back to you before your scholarship deadlines, but the first one I listed on my form is tomorrow. Has anyone with an earlier scholarship deadline heard back about a financial aid appeal?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby ms2014 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:06 am

Wahrheit wrote:
ms2014 wrote:I submitted my request for a review of my financial aid in mid-March. I know that they make no promises about getting back to you before your scholarship deadlines, but the first one I listed on my form is tomorrow. Has anyone with an earlier scholarship deadline heard back about a financial aid appeal?

Call them.


Yeah, I'll probably end up doing this if I don't hear today. I didn't want to be annoying since they clearly state that they won't be reviewing appeals until the end of the month and will only try to meet earlier deadlines.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby skers » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:34 am

sheishkabob wrote:So after going to the ASW, it seemed like the majority of students I spoke with (both current students and prospective students) were totally chill with paying sticker/having little-to-no aid. The current students were more adamant about it "being worth it," than I would have thought, where the majority said they weren't stressed about loans whatsoever. Literally 7/10 2 and 3Ls that I spoke with said they got almost no aid and had turned down substantially larger offers from other schools...thoughts on this? Did I just meet a weird sample?


Chicago puts you on a pretty damn good place and just from conversations w/ 2L-3Ls at other schools (lower t14s or w/e), there does seem to be a placement difference but I don't really know how you quantify it. IMO people too nonchalant about debt levels and it's easy to think it's not that much until you see what your actual monthly payment is.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:46 am

skers wrote:
sheishkabob wrote:So after going to the ASW, it seemed like the majority of students I spoke with (both current students and prospective students) were totally chill with paying sticker/having little-to-no aid. The current students were more adamant about it "being worth it," than I would have thought, where the majority said they weren't stressed about loans whatsoever. Literally 7/10 2 and 3Ls that I spoke with said they got almost no aid and had turned down substantially larger offers from other schools...thoughts on this? Did I just meet a weird sample?


Chicago puts you on a pretty damn good place and just from conversations w/ 2L-3Ls at other schools (lower t14s or w/e), there does seem to be a placement difference but I don't really know how you quantify it. IMO people too nonchalant about debt levels and it's easy to think it's not that much until you see what your actual monthly payment is.


Agreed. Even though 7/10 2 and 3Ls don't mind (near)sticker, that doesn't mean it's a good idea. They're going to have to pay nearly $2k/month for ten years. I don't see how that's a good idea. (Or live like a pauper for 3-5 years to pay down aggressively, sacrificing your soul to biglaw).

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:48 am

Sticker is more like $3k.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby WheninLaw » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:05 am

sheishkabob wrote:So after going to the ASW, it seemed like the majority of students I spoke with (both current students and prospective students) were totally chill with paying sticker/having little-to-no aid. The current students were more adamant about it "being worth it," than I would have thought, where the majority said they weren't stressed about loans whatsoever. Literally 7/10 2 and 3Ls that I spoke with said they got almost no aid and had turned down substantially larger offers from other schools...thoughts on this? Did I just meet a weird sample?


I think you met a self-selecting sample. People with large amounts of aid (Ruby, 30K+) are usually hesitant to divulge that information.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby sheishkabob » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:37 pm

Wahrheit wrote:
WheninLaw wrote:
sheishkabob wrote:So after going to the ASW, it seemed like the majority of students I spoke with (both current students and prospective students) were totally chill with paying sticker/having little-to-no aid. The current students were more adamant about it "being worth it," than I would have thought, where the majority said they weren't stressed about loans whatsoever. Literally 7/10 2 and 3Ls that I spoke with said they got almost no aid and had turned down substantially larger offers from other schools...thoughts on this? Did I just meet a weird sample?


I think you met a self-selecting sample. People with large amounts of aid (Ruby, 30K+) are usually hesitant to divulge that information.


This. But TLS is also a self-selecting sample, so.


Exactly. And it wasn't like they were going out of their way to divulge that info to me, it was more like I pressed them for some context. And then over drinks at the bar thing on Friday night, people were more relaxed to talk about it with me and provide some insight to my own decision-making process. The people who got a lot of aid weren't like "I got a Ruby," they just mentioned that they got a good amount of aid which made it even more worth it. But TLS has this mentality that taking on huge debt for any school is not worth it whatsoever, which was pretty different than the vibe I got from Chicago

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:02 pm

Withdrawing today. Was a difficult decision but I hope the $$$ helps someone else attend UChi!
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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby everything_bagel » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:03 pm

Wahrheit wrote:
lc39 wrote:Withdrawing today! Hope the $$$ goes to someone in this thread :D


We'll miss you, but I wish you all the best LC! <3 :D




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