The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

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zuko23
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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby zuko23 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:26 pm

KissMyAxe wrote:
LawBron James wrote:
KissMyAxe wrote:This. It was shocking how little they seem to be giving outside of the Rubies. I thought my amount was per year at first and I was still disappointed with the amount. I mean, both NYU and Columbia gave me 5x the amount Chicago did. Judging from my visit and friends' testimonials, it seems Chicago has a massive inferiority complex going on with certain schools including Columbia. Does anyone know if a Hamilton could sway them to throw some more cash my way?

Probably.

Not sure why you'd want to go to a school with such a big inferiority complex, though.


Hey, I don't care if they have one, I was just commenting on something that many people have noticed on these forums that might help in the negotiations. They asked me where I've been accepted, then they spent the entire visit putting down Columbia and telling me how Yale can only produce academics with no practical skills. It did seem unprofessional and left a sour taste in my mouth, but considering I'd like to work in Chicago, I'm not too fussed about it. However, it seems like you could potentially use that against them for negotiations.

I got 35k total Zuko, so I'm in the same boat as you.


WOW! honestly I am even more surprised by yours than mine! At least I am in good company though :?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby zuko23 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:28 pm

whereselizabeth wrote:
zuko23 wrote:
whereselizabeth wrote:
zuko23 wrote:gpa > 75th, median lsat and got 25k. Is that normal or should I negotiate?


per year or total?


total...


oh wow I'm surprised with those numbers but I'd say definitely negotiate. it can't hurt!

edit: I hope that didn't come across as rude, I'm genuinely surprised because I thought they were known for favoring high GPAs. maybe they think you won't come anyway, so they didn't want to throw a lot at you? in that case a negotiation could help a lot!


Oh, it wasn't rude at all. I am just glad to be getting any type of advice :) I will definitely negotiate, as it's one of my top choices!

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Auxilio » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:45 pm

I think Chicago is either really cheap this year (doubt it with decline in applicants) or more likely they are relying on people negotiating up to get higher numbers - as a sort of YP thing.

http://chicago.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... cholarship seems to support this, outside of Rubies no one is over 75k this year (last year lots of 90-120)

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby fra » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:59 pm

I got 90K, but I made my law school numbers private

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby littlepuff » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:00 pm

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby lester » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:03 pm

Received $120K as well. I'm pretty sure I'll be in Chicago next year!

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Auxilio » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:04 pm

You three* really screwed up my theory, thanks guys!

Congrats though.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:55 pm

75K - that seems to be my non-named scholly number this cycle! :P

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby jawsjawsjaws » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:14 am

Just because there is a section for computer allowance doesn't mean that we have to get a new one, right?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:32 am

Well, I hope they'll play ball because at 30k total merit, I'm not going to chicago. Somewhat disappointed because they were a top choice.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby rwe13 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:23 am

45 Gs- halfway expected I'd get nothing but a bit of a bummer since I have nothing to negotiate with at the moment

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby qwertyTLS » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:22 am

is there precedence (or anyone know of precedence) of chicago to negotiate? are they more, or less willing to negotiate than other schools?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby luo » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:12 pm

Need help guys!! Really like Chicago, but now trapped in a dilemma of choosing between Mordecai at Duke vs. 90K at Chicago. Any suggestions? I love both of them so it all bears down to the better placement at Chicago vs. big bucks at Duke....

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Hand » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:14 pm

luo wrote:Need help guys!! Really like Chicago, but now trapped in a dilemma of choosing between Mordecai at Duke vs. 90K at Chicago. Any suggestions? I love both of them so it all bears down to the better placement at Chicago vs. big bucks at Duke....


you can make a choosing thread if you want, and probably everyone will tell you that chicago is not worth the gigantic pile of extra debt you'd take on

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Auxilio » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:23 pm

luo wrote:Need help guys!! Really like Chicago, but now trapped in a dilemma of choosing between Mordecai at Duke vs. 90K at Chicago. Any suggestions? I love both of them so it all bears down to the better placement at Chicago vs. big bucks at Duke....


I would personally choose Mordecai, unless you have some strong aversion/pull to one of the regions.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Nothing but the Funk » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:39 pm

luo wrote:Need help guys!! Really like Chicago, but now trapped in a dilemma of choosing between Mordecai at Duke vs. 90K at Chicago. Any suggestions? I love both of them so it all bears down to the better placement at Chicago vs. big bucks at Duke....



I'm dealing with a similar situation, although sadly with less money on the table. I love the idea of Chicago but I am having a hard time justifying the extra 30-60k in debt.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby AspiringAcademic » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:33 pm

luo wrote:Need help guys!! Really like Chicago, but now trapped in a dilemma of choosing between Mordecai at Duke vs. 90K at Chicago. Any suggestions? I love both of them so it all bears down to the better placement at Chicago vs. big bucks at Duke....

Chicago has been fairly open to negotiation in the past. I'd try to get them to up their offer before worrying about the trade-off. If they're firm, probably Duke.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby jamief227 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:25 pm

qwertyTLS wrote:is there precedence (or anyone know of precedence) of chicago to negotiate? are they more, or less willing to negotiate than other schools?


wondering this also. anyone know?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby elterrible78 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:04 pm

jamief227 wrote:
qwertyTLS wrote:is there precedence (or anyone know of precedence) of chicago to negotiate? are they more, or less willing to negotiate than other schools?


wondering this also. anyone know?


I kind of negotiated up. PM me for details.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby flomotion » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:29 pm

Does anyone know of/whether someone has put together stats about the "yield rate" for Rubies? I've looked in previous threads but am curious to see whether someone pulled specific numbers about many people choose HYS (or Hamilton or something else) over it.

Also, my understanding from digging through some old TLS threads is that the Ruby is primarily a (very huge) financial benefit, right? Employers will still care more about grades than the Ruby? Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby sneakyleo » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:49 pm

flomotion wrote:Does anyone know of/whether someone has put together stats about the "yield rate" for Rubies? I've looked in previous threads but am curious to see whether someone pulled specific numbers about many people choose HYS (or Hamilton or something else) over it.


That info could be gathered from LSN. For example, for the class of 2017, on LSN there are 20 people who probably got Rubies ($200k+). Of those, 10 turned it down, 7 accepted it, and 3 didn't indicate what they did. Of the 10 who turned it down, it looks like they all went to HYS.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby UofCforme » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:15 am

elterrible78 wrote:
jamief227 wrote:
qwertyTLS wrote:is there precedence (or anyone know of precedence) of chicago to negotiate? are they more, or less willing to negotiate than other schools?


wondering this also. anyone know?


I kind of negotiated up. PM me for details.


I had some success negotiating last cycle. Feel free to PM me as well.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby qwertyTLS » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:55 am

UofCforme wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
jamief227 wrote:
qwertyTLS wrote:is there precedence (or anyone know of precedence) of chicago to negotiate? are they more, or less willing to negotiate than other schools?


wondering this also. anyone know?


I kind of negotiated up. PM me for details.


I had some success negotiating last cycle. Feel free to PM me as well.

hello, can you share some of your experiences? thank you!

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