In at Chicago!

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protokurios
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby protokurios » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:12 pm

Wow, I guess that's the reward for scrambling and submitting by the Feb 1 deadline.

Kretzy
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:14 pm

protokurios wrote:Wow, I guess that's the reward for scrambling and submitting by the Feb 1 deadline.


This is awesome news. Good work, Chicago, I'll stop bitching about having to fill out all those forms in a rush.

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maudlinstreet
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby maudlinstreet » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:16 pm

Kretzy wrote:
protokurios wrote:Wow, I guess that's the reward for scrambling and submitting by the Feb 1 deadline.


This is awesome news. Good work, Chicago, I'll stop bitching about having to fill out all those forms in a rush.

yeah, likewise. I got mine in at like 11 PM on february 1st, so hopefully that meets the deadline. :)

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parker09
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby parker09 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:17 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
all students having submitted the need access by the deadline should receive word within the next week


does this include people who aren't getting merit aid? like, will they tell us we aren't? (is this a dumb question?)

prefontaine
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby prefontaine » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:17 pm

Can you ask about how many ED's get a merit award each year? I am curious if she will spell out "zero" or simply use '0'.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:18 pm

parker09 wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
all students having submitted the need access by the deadline should receive word within the next week


does this include people who aren't getting merit aid? like, will they tell us we aren't? (is this a dumb question?)


I'm guessing if we don't hear by next Friday, we aren't getting any (which is the boat I'm expecting to fall into). It'll just be nice to know.

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johnstuartmill
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby johnstuartmill » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:18 pm

prefontaine wrote:Can you ask about how many ED's get a merit award each year? I am curious if she will spell out "zero" or simply use '0'.

She told me that EDers have gotten merit aid in the past. I didn't ask her specifically how many got merit aid each year, though.

Amelie
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Amelie » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:19 pm

parker09 wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
all students having submitted the need access by the deadline should receive word within the next week


does this include people who aren't getting merit aid? like, will they tell us we aren't? (is this a dumb question?)


I think they'll tell us if we don't qualify for need-based aid.

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agentzer0
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby agentzer0 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:19 pm

so if we filled out need-access by feb 1 we will here something within a week, whether or not we have actually received money? if so.. kudos chicago. hate being in the dark.

edit: so yes, they will tell us? (timing fail)

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby prefontaine » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:23 pm

johnstuartmill wrote:
prefontaine wrote:Can you ask about how many ED's get a merit award each year? I am curious if she will spell out "zero" or simply use '0'.

She told me that EDers have gotten merit aid in the past. I didn't ask her specifically how many got merit aid each year, though.


I am guessing that if the number of students awarded aid was just good enough to be marginally significant (even one or two per year)she would have given a number instead of merely indicating that it has happened (once, twice?).
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Dtackpat75
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Dtackpat75 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:23 pm

I must say I am impressed and now very nervous.

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parker09
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby parker09 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:27 pm

It's really nice that they're doing this (making it easy for us to anonymously bombard them with questions). Looks like there will be a good variety of people running these chats.

Just in case anyone wants to know without looking it up, the schedule of chats is:

Thursday, February 11 at 3:00 p.m.
Students: Ryan Dunigan, Tara Tavernia, Doug Marsh

Thursday, February 18 at 3:00 p.m.
Professor Lior Strahilevitz, Deputy Dean, Professor of Law, and Walter Mander Teaching Scholar

Thursday, Feburary 25 at 3:00 p.m.
Professor Tom Ginsburg

Thursday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m.
TBA

Thursday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m.
Abbie Willard, Associate Dean for Career Services and Public Initiatives

Thursday, March 18 at 3:00 p.m.
Senior Director Lois Casaleggi and Assistant Director Susan Staab from the Office of Career Services discuss clerkships

Thursday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m.
TBA

Thursday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m.
TBA

Thursday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m.
Dean of Students Michele Richardson

Thursday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m.
Alison Siegler, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

Thursday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m.
Senior Director of Career Services Lois Casaleggi discusses public interest work

Thursday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m.
TBA

prefontaine
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby prefontaine » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:29 pm

maudlinstreet wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
protokurios wrote:Wow, I guess that's the reward for scrambling and submitting by the Feb 1 deadline.


This is awesome news. Good work, Chicago, I'll stop bitching about having to fill out all those forms in a rush.

yeah, likewise. I got mine in at like 11 PM on february 1st, so hopefully that meets the deadline. :)


central?

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ontologyfail
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby ontologyfail » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:30 pm

<Karla>this process is very personal
<Karla> it is not formula
<Karla> we truly think about the awards and we offer what we can
<Karla> two admits with the same numbers will not receive the same award


So basically the awards will make sense to them and seem random to us.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:33 pm

ontologyfail wrote:
<Karla>this process is very personal
<Karla> it is not formula
<Karla> we truly think about the awards and we offer what we can
<Karla> two admits with the same numbers will not receive the same award


So basically the awards will make sense to them and seem random to us.


I appreciate this. A lot better than the lack of surprise when opening my envelope from Michigan, knowing exactly what I'd be getting.

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maudlinstreet
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby maudlinstreet » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:34 pm

prefontaine wrote:
maudlinstreet wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
protokurios wrote:Wow, I guess that's the reward for scrambling and submitting by the Feb 1 deadline.


This is awesome news. Good work, Chicago, I'll stop bitching about having to fill out all those forms in a rush.

yeah, likewise. I got mine in at like 11 PM on february 1st, so hopefully that meets the deadline. :)


central?

ha, actually it was like 10:50 EST. so 11:50 central? I didn't even think about that - cutting it close!

edit: and then I realized I can't tell time. 9:50 central...

prefontaine
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby prefontaine » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:51 pm

read the first line twice thinking wtf? until I read the edit :)

Interesting to see if that cuts it, my own thoughts were to always have it in by close on the day of the deadline, but many people seem to use midnight as a cut off.

Kretzy
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Kretzy » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:24 am

Well, before the financial aid bloodbath starts tomorrow, good luck folks :)

0L Hoping for 1
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:10 am

YAY Financial Aid day... COME ON EMAIL!

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Dtackpat75
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Dtackpat75 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:19 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:YAY Financial Aid day... COME ON EMAIL!



+1000

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:20 am

Dtackpat75 wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:YAY Financial Aid day... COME ON EMAIL!



+1000


This day could go along way to making my law school decision.. or could do nothing at all
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Amelie
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Amelie » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:30 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Dtackpat75 wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:YAY Financial Aid day... COME ON EMAIL!



+1000


This day could go along way to maknig my law school decision.. or could do nothing at all


lol +1

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tintin
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby tintin » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:35 am

damn, i didn't know i should expect something so quickly. doubt i'll get any $$ though.

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Dtackpat75
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Dtackpat75 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:37 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Dtackpat75 wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:YAY Financial Aid day... COME ON EMAIL!



+1000


This day could go along way to maknig my law school decision.. or could do nothing at all


Yea. It is awesome getting into all of these schools is great and everything... but getting in only seems like 75% of the battle with a poor economy and COA so high financial aid is HUGE.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:38 am

Dtackpat75 wrote:
Yea. It is awesome getting into all of these schools is great and everything... but getting in only seems like 75% of the battle with a poor economy and COA so high financial aid is HUGE.


AMEN to that. I am more excited for Financial Aid than actual decisions




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