The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby everything_bagel » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:26 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.

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.


This is (more or less) right.

Feel free to PM me if you want more details as I've done some thinking/research about this.

Also, to everyone else who has PMed me about ~related things~, I owe you responses soon and I'm sorry! :oops:

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby elterrible78 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:38 pm

nejlas wrote:This makes me excited...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jonmichaelpoff/ ... #.reVRWPmQ


That list is pretty spot-on.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby PariSiamo » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:33 pm

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby 2014 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:03 pm

Rubys get a quarterly dinner at nice restaurants where they invite prominent alums and what you make of that networking is on you. I'm sure it being on your resume (which it should be if you get it - why not) is a marginal benefit for some too but that's tougher to quantify.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:54 pm

I wouldn't put much weight on it helping at OCI or anything based on what I've heard about named T14 schollies. It's still pre law school stuff

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby elterrible78 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:57 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:I wouldn't put much weight on it helping at OCI or anything based on what I've heard about named T14 schollies. It's still pre law school stuff



The one way it potentially might help is looking for 1L jobs early on in the process. Because we get our first set of grades so damn late, it's at least some way you can distinguish yourself prior to those grades coming back. That's pretty marginal, though.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby PariSiamo » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:06 pm

I remember a PI attorney posting in the Applicants thread to the effect that Ruby recipients were given special consideration in his firm's hiring process. It was during the HYS vs. Ruby tussle.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby AspiringAcademic » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:27 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:I wouldn't put much weight on it helping at OCI or anything based on what I've heard about named T14 schollies. It's still pre law school stuff

This is probably mostly right, but I did get asked about it during OCI. It might help at the margins, particularly for 1L stuff.

My usual comment is that the mentorship aspect gives a head start on building connections with faculty. That does help with some things, but it's very much a "if you take advantage of it" factor.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby PariSiamo » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:29 pm

nejlas wrote:This makes me excited...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jonmichaelpoff/ ... #.reVRWPmQ


I can't imagine living in a place without well-defined seasons.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:30 pm

Have we had a discussion on here of how many ASWs people are going to?

I'm going to 3, but really only seriously considering 2 of those (of which Chicago, of course, is one).

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:53 pm

Just two so far, don't want to spend the extra $ on schools I probably won't go to anyway

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby LawBron James » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:24 pm

middlebear wrote:Have we had a discussion on here of how many ASWs people are going to?

I'm going to 3, but really only seriously considering 2 of those (of which Chicago, of course, is one).

Basically the same thing as you. Though I haven't totally ruled out the 3rd school yet.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:37 pm

Headed to...4? Although only making two trips total (combining two schools in one trip, and live walking distance from another).

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Jakobe » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:17 pm

I'm headed to 2 ASWs (Chicago/Cornell) but I was only accepted to 3 schools so I guess I'm going to most of mine.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:39 am

I'm headed to 3 out of the 4 schools I've been accepted to. I figure that the more I go to, the better idea I'll have about specific differences between the cultures of the two I'm truly considering. Doing it on the cheap though (staying with friends/family, driving)

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby pylon » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:15 pm

Yeah, I feel like going to ASW (or just visiting the school in general; doesn't have to be at ASW) would be really beneficial. I'm hoping to make it out to two schools, but nothing confirmed yet.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby lnick93 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:34 pm

I'm going to 4 ASWs, but I did Columbia and NYU in one trip, so I'm only taking 3 trips total. I got into 9 schools, so I'm still going to less than half.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:38 pm

lnick93 wrote:I'm going to 4 ASWs, but I did Columbia and NYU in one trip, so I'm only taking 3 trips total. I got into 9 schools, so I'm still going to less than half.


Hey this is almost exactly me! I ended up canceling on NYU, though, b/c they ever so generously offered me zero dollars in aid.

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:29 pm

When should we send negotiation emails? Too early?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby Hand » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:30 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:When should we send negotiation emails? Too early?


nah I'd say go for it if you feel you have gathered your best leverage

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby hillz » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:10 am

I think I'm going to make it to ASW! Serious q -- how are people bringing a sleeping bag and pillow on the plane?

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:40 am

hillz wrote:I think I'm going to make it to ASW! Serious q -- how are people bringing a sleeping bag and pillow on the plane?


Get a camping sleeping bag meant for mid fall, they roll up really really small. As for a pillow, borrow one from your host? I guess it's just more motivation to drive. . .

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Re: The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2018

Postby 2014 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:03 pm

Hosts have an air mattress provided by the school and you have to think most of them will at least have a blanket you can use. Most likely a pillow too but that's less of a pain to deal with on a plane.




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