UChicago Class of 2020

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2020)

Where are you from?

1st Circuit
2
3%
2nd Circuit
7
11%
3rd Circuit
3
5%
4th Circuit
3
5%
5th/11th Circuit
5
8%
6th Circuit
6
10%
7th Circuit
6
10%
8th Circuit
7
11%
9th Circuit
20
32%
10th Circuit
4
6%
 
Total votes: 63

gypsyroselily

New
Posts: 47
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:04 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby gypsyroselily » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:42 pm

poptart123 wrote:Anybody negotiate scholarships yet?


Not yet - impatiently waiting on Berkeley's offer :/

User avatar
poptart123

Silver
Posts: 1152
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:31 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby poptart123 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:50 pm

gypsyroselily wrote:
poptart123 wrote:Anybody negotiate scholarships yet?


Not yet - impatiently waiting on Berkeley's offer :/


The form says requests won't be considered until after April 20, but may be so sooner depending on other school deadlines. April 20 is kinda late though, so I hope the other school deadlines thing is true.

Anontwentytwenty

New
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:15 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby Anontwentytwenty » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:17 pm

Is there a Facebook group for the class of 2020?

User avatar
archipm

Bronze
Posts: 481
Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:05 am

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby archipm » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:49 pm

Anontwentytwenty wrote:Is there a Facebook group for the class of 2020?


Yes, search for The University of Chicago Law School Class of 2020 and request to join, someone will approve you.
Last edited by archipm on Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:53 am, edited 1 time in total.

gypsyroselily

New
Posts: 47
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:04 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby gypsyroselily » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:43 pm

poptart123 wrote:
gypsyroselily wrote:
poptart123 wrote:Anybody negotiate scholarships yet?


Not yet - impatiently waiting on Berkeley's offer :/


The form says requests won't be considered until after April 20, but may be so sooner depending on other school deadlines. April 20 is kinda late though, so I hope the other school deadlines thing is true.


What? That is WAY late and super stressful! How are we supposed to make the seat deposit deadline if they don't get back to us?

User avatar
landshoes

Silver
Posts: 1277
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby landshoes » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:20 am

VA2lawschool wrote:
Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
VA2lawschool wrote:
Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
curry1 wrote:anyone get an e-mail from a faculty member yet?


yeah I did last night!


Same! Also, and perhaps this is an unfair assessment, but does it concern anyone that UChicago Law tends to have a reputation for being particularly harsh/competitive when it comes to grading? I've heard murmurs of "grade deflation." Anyone have any insight on this?


I don't have any special insight, but that reputation makes since given that UChi's grading scale lends itself more to pretty detailed comparisons between students more than other peer schools (i.e. the high pass/pass/low pass system at Harvard/no grades at Yale (is that a thing?)). It's pretty easy for employers/judges/whoever is hiring to look at two transcripts and deduce that a 182 is better than a 180, whereas both of those students at Harvard might have had a high pass and been seen as the same, for all intents and purposes. But that is based on my very limited knowledge of how Chi's grading works!

ETA: It doesn't particularly concern me I guess because UChi's reputation is so solid overall that those really granular comparisons might not mean much in the grand scheme of things. Also I guess I don't have any info as to the other point - the percentage of Chi students earning what would constitute an A or a HP or an equivalent outstanding grade at other peer schools.


Thanks for providing your take, that makes sense! I don't think I would be concerned if it didn't affect the dynamic amongst students (particularly in 1L sections). I would ask an alum on here, but I'm not sure whether that question has been beaten to death previously.


I didn't feel like it affected the dynamic at all. People don't really talk about grades, and you don't have to talk a lot in class in order to stand out to profs and get rec letters.

User avatar
landshoes

Silver
Posts: 1277
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby landshoes » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:22 am

armc808 wrote:I know Regents Park is the most popular housing option for 1Ls, but I was wondering what other apartments are pretty popular among law students in HP? Was thinking of touring some of them when I go up to visit the campus.


Shoreland, Vue 53. Should be able to tour them at the same time you tour Regents.

User avatar
landshoes

Silver
Posts: 1277
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby landshoes » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:23 am

Anon.y.mousse. wrote:So I just realized I effed up - didn't realize that Chicago needed parental info on FAFSA because every other school I've submitted it to didn't need it on the FAFSA because they were getting it from CSS or whatever. I HIGHLY doubt I would qualify for need-based aid based on my parents' income, so at the moment I'm inclined to just leave it as is but I don't know if it will hurt me and I don't want to leave money on the table because Chicago is probably my top choice. People who have gotten their scholarship awards already - was it predominantly merit-based? Did it specify?


Should be okay, but probably worth asking someone in financial aid.

User avatar
landshoes

Silver
Posts: 1277
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby landshoes » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:24 am

Leliana wrote:
chandhi wrote:Just got in via status checker! What is the "glass menagerie photo" listed in Requirements?


According to google it's a photo you submit for the student/faculty facebook.


This is right :)

User avatar
TudoBem

Bronze
Posts: 364
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:21 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby TudoBem » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:36 am

So pumped for ASW, just saying... :D

User avatar
poptart123

Silver
Posts: 1152
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:31 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby poptart123 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:48 am

TudoBem wrote:So pumped for ASW, just saying... :D


Same. Hopefully there are free t-shirts. I didn't spent $200+ on a plane ticket to leave empty handed.

User avatar
armc808

Bronze
Posts: 248
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:41 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby armc808 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:46 pm

landshoes wrote:
armc808 wrote:I know Regents Park is the most popular housing option for 1Ls, but I was wondering what other apartments are pretty popular among law students in HP? Was thinking of touring some of them when I go up to visit the campus.


Shoreland, Vue 53. Should be able to tour them at the same time you tour Regents.

Thanks!!

User avatar
TudoBem

Bronze
Posts: 364
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:21 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby TudoBem » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:27 pm

poptart123 wrote:
TudoBem wrote:So pumped for ASW, just saying... :D


Same. Hopefully there are free t-shirts. I didn't spent $200+ on a plane ticket to leave empty handed.


and candies, chocolate, pens, mugs...

User avatar
LSRAT

Bronze
Posts: 207
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:02 am

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby LSRAT » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:43 pm

Are y'all doing the mixer at Regents on Thursday night?

User avatar
poptart123

Silver
Posts: 1152
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:31 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby poptart123 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55 pm

LSRAT wrote:Are y'all doing the mixer at Regents on Thursday night?


Yes, seemed like the easiest way to interact with the most students and I suck at bowling.

User avatar
LSRAT

Bronze
Posts: 207
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:02 am

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby LSRAT » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:08 pm

poptart123 wrote:
LSRAT wrote:Are y'all doing the mixer at Regents on Thursday night?


Yes, seemed like the easiest way to interact with the most students and I suck at bowling.


Agreed. Initially signed up for bowling as a way to possibly engage in better convo, and then I remembered that there will be more students, alcohol, and no sports I'm bad at in Regents.

curry1

Silver
Posts: 877
Joined: Fri May 15, 2015 11:41 am

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby curry1 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:56 pm

LSRAT wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
LSRAT wrote:Are y'all doing the mixer at Regents on Thursday night?


Yes, seemed like the easiest way to interact with the most students and I suck at bowling.


Agreed. Initially signed up for bowling as a way to possibly engage in better convo, and then I remembered that there will be more students, alcohol, and no sports I'm bad at in Regents.


I'm bowling, hope to meet you all at the other events!

jprath2

New
Posts: 36
Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:53 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby jprath2 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:25 pm

My partner and I will be bowling too (even though I suck at it)!

User avatar
MAPP

Bronze
Posts: 379
Joined: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:03 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby MAPP » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:26 pm

poptart123 wrote:
gypsyroselily wrote:
poptart123 wrote:Anybody negotiate scholarships yet?


Not yet - impatiently waiting on Berkeley's offer :/


The form says requests won't be considered until after April 20, but may be so sooner depending on other school deadlines. April 20 is kinda late though, so I hope the other school deadlines thing is true.


Wait April 20 is the earliest for UChi?

Do you have a link for the date?

User avatar
poptart123

Silver
Posts: 1152
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:31 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby poptart123 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:50 pm

MAPP wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
gypsyroselily wrote:
poptart123 wrote:Anybody negotiate scholarships yet?


Not yet - impatiently waiting on Berkeley's offer :/


The form says requests won't be considered until after April 20, but may be so sooner depending on other school deadlines. April 20 is kinda late though, so I hope the other school deadlines thing is true.


Wait April 20 is the earliest for UChi?

Do you have a link for the date?


It's on the submission form before and after you submit it -- I don't know if I can link it after I've left the submission screen

kzsky08

New
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:00 am

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby kzsky08 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:50 am

poptart123 wrote:
MAPP wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
gypsyroselily wrote:
poptart123 wrote:Anybody negotiate scholarships yet?


Not yet - impatiently waiting on Berkeley's offer :/


The form says requests won't be considered until after April 20, but may be so sooner depending on other school deadlines. April 20 is kinda late though, so I hope the other school deadlines thing is true.


Wait April 20 is the earliest for UChi?

Do you have a link for the date?


It's on the submission form before and after you submit it -- I don't know if I can link it after I've left the submission screen


Here is what the form looks like: http://imgur.com/a/2LhS2

What they say regarding the notification is: "The Scholarship Committee will consider requests for review starting Thursday, April 20, 2017 and you will receive a decision before the Monday, May 1, 2017 deposit deadline. If you have an earlier deadline at another law school that you have identified above, we will attempt to review your file before that date. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to consider your file before your deadlines at other institutions."

Overall the point is that as long as you submit the form by April 19th, they will notify you by May 1st, but they will try to do it earlier if you have an earlier deadline. Probably the best thing to do in that case is to submit it as early as possible.

gypsyroselily

New
Posts: 47
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:04 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby gypsyroselily » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:43 am

I committed today! I'm so excited!

User avatar
landshoes

Silver
Posts: 1277
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby landshoes » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:59 am

gypsyroselily wrote:I committed today! I'm so excited!


Congrats!

curry1

Silver
Posts: 877
Joined: Fri May 15, 2015 11:41 am

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby curry1 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:46 am

Has anyone going to the admitted students' weekend not received any communication regarding the student they will stay with? I'm getting kind of worried that I messed up in registration somehow.

User avatar
LSRAT

Bronze
Posts: 207
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:02 am

Re: UChicago Class of 2020

Postby LSRAT » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:09 pm

curry1 wrote:Has anyone going to the admitted students' weekend not received any communication regarding the student they will stay with? I'm getting kind of worried that I messed up in registration somehow.


Nope, still haven't heard anything!



Return to “TLS Class of 2020 Forum?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests