The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:46 pm

Wahrheit wrote:Email came in. Goose egg. Hmm.

Why'd they even email then lol. Good luck on need based

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Hand » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:48 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:Email came in. Goose egg. Hmm.

Why'd they even email then lol. Good luck on need based


yeah that's just mean; good luck

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby iVi » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:54 pm

smile0751 wrote:I posted this in the Chicago Admittance/Rejection/Waitlist thread.

But admitted 1/20/15, received scholarship info today.

My numbers are on LSN under a different username--but what the hell. 168. 3.92. 30K.

It was better than NYU's offer by 5K and pretty good considering below LSAT median by 2 points.

Also-- has anyone seen this?

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/file/admissionsprofilecard2014-15.pdf

Someone got in with a 151 LSAT?!


Different game entirely for URMs.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby qwertyTLS » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:59 pm

congrats to those who were pleasantly surprised by their offer and sorry to those who are disappointed!

are there still others from the earlier waves without offers? also, in the past do they trickle out or will there be another break before the next wave?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby foamborn » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:01 pm

so if we received scholarship info r we out of the running for ruby?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby R. Jeeves » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:01 pm

45 Gs via email

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:02 pm

foamborn wrote:so if we received scholarship info r we out of the running for ruby?


Yes that's my understanding

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Auxilio » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:02 pm

75k, better than NYU offer I got today (and with cost of living/cheaper healthcare - I will be using it - much better)

ETA: admitted on 1/20

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby qwertyTLS » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:17 pm

Wahrheit wrote:Email came in. Goose egg. Hmm.

whoa, didn't realize sending an offer of $0 was standard practice... this the case for anyone else?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby strugglebus » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:20 pm

Admitted in New Year's wave, offered 90k via email today

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:22 pm

Do we happen to know if there is any Chicago-specific negotiating tactics/advice? Starting to come through relevant threads now...

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:30 pm

Scholarships are given to students to incentivize them to attend that school. They don't need to incentivize you at all. If you're such a special snowflake maybe you should reapply RD next year.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:31 pm

Wahrheit wrote:TBF I am ED, but I am also URM, and also NA, and based on some URM stats I am at the 75ths for URMs. I also would be the only NA student at the law school as far as I know, and I also have extremely strong and unique softs. I understand why they don't give giant piles of cash to ED applicants historically, but...


Yeah, I know they can't do it for everyone, but seriously - they have zero NA representation. That's worth at least some money.

Also, I answered my own negotiating question. From the website:

We understand that financial considerations are often a significant factor for an admitted student in deciding which law school to attend. While we do not have a matching scholarship program, we are committed to mitigating financial concerns for those who are truly interested in studying law at UChicago and are happy to learn more about your circumstances. You may request a review of your financial aid package by emailing financialaid@law.uchicago.edu. We will send you a link to an electronic form where you can provide additional information about your situation, including other scholarship offers that you are seriously considering. We will review these requests the week of April 20-24. Please note that we simply do not have the ability to adjust all scholarship awards, but we are still very interested in discussing your situation and alleviating your concerns.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:35 pm

Wahrheit wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:Scholarships are given to students to incentivize them to attend that school. They don't need to incentivize you at all. If you're such a special snowflake maybe you should reapply RD next year.

I know the wisdom, Mal. If you could keep your schadenfreude to yourself, I'd appreciate it.


Your special snowflake logic is harmful to a lot of people who might see it as valid justification for scholarship awards. It's obviously not.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby hitherim » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:40 pm

Shots fired. I also received 0 by email today. Anybody know if its worth trying to negotiate? (got a full to another top 10)

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:42 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:Scholarships are given to students to incentivize them to attend that school. They don't need to incentivize you at all. If you're such a special snowflake maybe you should reapply RD next year.

I know the wisdom, Mal. If you could keep your schadenfreude to yourself, I'd appreciate it.


Your special snowflake logic is harmful to a lot of people who might see it as valid justification for scholarship awards. It's obviously not.


Come on, he's not going over to an applicant forum and telling everyone to ED. He's asking for some commiseration (and with lower stats and reapplying after ED, sitting out another cycle for RD probably wouldn't help). This isn't a thread with some idiot with a 145 on the LSAT that needs to be talked out of leaping into a dumpster fire, we really don't need to have that tone.

Also, I would personally, as a c/o 2018 member, really like this thread to be positive and not have everyone hating each other before we even matriculate. So let's play nice.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby fra » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:42 pm

It sucks to get $0, but I like that they send that email. At least you know that they've made a decision and you aren't waiting/hoping that you are in the next wave.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:44 pm

hitherim wrote:I also received 0 by email today. Anybody know if its worth trying to negotiate? (got a full to another top 10)


Can't hurt, they sound more sympathetic to finances (at least online) than a lot of other schools.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby LawBron James » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:46 pm

hitherim wrote:Shots fired. I also received 0 by email today. Anybody know if its worth trying to negotiate? (got a full to another top 10)

Disclaimer: I don't know anything.

However, I have a strong feeling that they'll give you at least something if you tell them you have a full scholarship to another T10.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby qwertyTLS » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:48 pm

fra wrote:It sucks to get $0, but I like that they send that email. At least you know that they've made a decision and you aren't waiting/hoping that you are in the next wave.

same! i asked mainly because i thought it might just be for ED applicants or RD as well.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby hitherim » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:49 pm

Cool. I'll give it a shot and report back

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:58 pm

middlebear wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:Scholarships are given to students to incentivize them to attend that school. They don't need to incentivize you at all. If you're such a special snowflake maybe you should reapply RD next year.

I know the wisdom, Mal. If you could keep your schadenfreude to yourself, I'd appreciate it.


Your special snowflake logic is harmful to a lot of people who might see it as valid justification for scholarship awards. It's obviously not.


Come on, he's not going over to an applicant forum and telling everyone to ED. He's asking for some commiseration (and with lower stats and reapplying after ED, sitting out another cycle for RD probably wouldn't help). This isn't a thread with some idiot with a 145 on the LSAT that needs to be talked out of leaping into a dumpster fire, we really don't need to have that tone.

Also, I would personally, as a c/o 2018 member, really like this thread to be positive and not have everyone hating each other before we even matriculate. So let's play nice.


He obviously conceives of scholarships in a misconstrued fashion. I'm not sure I really care about what tone you want me to have here.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:58 pm

Feeling left out of the scholarship wave :(




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