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nomurasan
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby nomurasan » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:59 am

My letter:

"The University of Chicago Law School has completed its initial review of your application. The Admissions Committee was impressed with your academic credentials, personal potential, and notable achievements, however, your file has been placed on our waitlist. I am sorry that I am unable to provide a final decision on your application at this time.

We receive more and more incredible applications each year, yet our number of seats remains limited to approximately 190. You are among a select group of students we would like to continue considering for admission. Often, there is a narrow difference between admitted and waitlisted applicants. Your application was strong, and we are giving you the opportunity to supplement your application, if you wish, to provide more information to the Admissions Committee. You may take advantage of the following opportunities:

(1) You may submit an additional essay to the Admissions Committee discussing the reasons why you are interested in studying law at Chicago and how our curriculum will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Please limit your essay to two pages and submit your essay to admissions@law.uchicago.edu.

(2) If applicable, you may provide an updated transcript through the Law School Admission Council.

The deadline for submitting an additional essay is March 15, 2011. You may submit your updated transcripts through LSAC as they become available. Please note that submitting supplemental materials is entirely optional and that we will only accept materials electronically.

If you wish to remain on our waitlist, no further action is necessary at this time. We may follow up with you in the coming months to verify that you would like to be reconsidered. Please note that the Admissions Committee may not make a final decision on your application until late summer. If you must commit to attending another school, we ask that you advise them of your intent to remain on our waitlist. If you would like to withdraw your application, send an email to

admissions@law.uchicago.edu.
We wish you luck in the coming months and look forward to returning to your application. Feel free to contact our office if you have any questions.

Sincerely,


Ann Killian Perry
Assistant Dean for Admissions
akperry@uchicago.edu"

r6_philly
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:01 am

Ragged wrote:
It means you are more likely to get in... :roll:


All because she puts her email a few lines above the usual spot?

You can roll all you want, I get the potential implication, but I don't get why putting the same email in different place indicates personalization.

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Ragged
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Ragged » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:02 am

Same as above lol

Whatever, I'm gonna atleast pretend that I'm going to stop worrying/being bitter about it.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:02 am

nomurasan wrote:Judging by the results of the last few years, the "intimacy" of the letter is a subtle way of indicating your rank in the WL


Ok then which one is more (or less) intimate.

nomurasan
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby nomurasan » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:05 am

The letter I posted from some guy who got in off WL in 2009 is way more "intimate"

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:10 am

nomurasan wrote:The letter I posted from some guy who got in off WL in 2009 is way more "intimate"


If it makes you feel worse...

You may be right, but I would feel more of a slap in the face if they waitlist me but be "intimate" with it. If they like you, then admit you.

Also, that's from like 2 cycles ago. No guarantee they are still doing this. Until you know for sure, stop worrying about it.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby nomurasan » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:13 am

r6_philly wrote:
nomurasan wrote:The letter I posted from some guy who got in off WL in 2009 is way more "intimate"


If it makes you feel worse...

You may be right, but I would feel more of a slap in the face if they waitlist me but be "intimate" with it. If they like you, then admit you.

Also, that's from like 2 cycles ago. No guarantee they are still doing this. Until you know for sure, stop worrying about it.


Which is why I have been asking people about their letters.

I'm pretty sure that the guy from 2009 had very high numbers and was being hit by YP, though

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:14 am

nomurasan wrote:Which is why I have been asking people about their letters.

I'm pretty sure that the guy from 2009 had very high numbers and was being hit by YP, though


Good luck!

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wiseguy33
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby wiseguy33 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:32 am

WL today. Actually feel OK about it, after reading everyone else's posts.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby lakerfanimal » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:53 am

wiseguy33 wrote:WL today. Actually feel OK about it, after reading everyone else's posts.


WL here too. At 75th/median :( bummed because I'm super into econ and the Immigrant Child Advocacy center would be great to work in. Congrats to everyone else though.

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canes
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby canes » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:56 am

So for all us 1/7ers with nothing in our inboxes, do you think we should expect news today (1/11) or this week.... or in March? :(

FWIW my non-TLS friend got admitted today with a 3.7/167 straight out of UG, no great softs... gives me hope for the rest of my cycle in regards to a Cuban bump I may or may not receive

WhirledWorld
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby WhirledWorld » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:00 am

WL'ed. Kinda surprised and disappointed...

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby gbpackerbacker » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:10 am

WhirledWorld wrote:WL'ed. Kinda surprised and disappointed...


Is the score in your profile your first score?

mueh
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby mueh » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:37 am

just got the e-mail and i am IN!
after being deferred at cls & forever under review at nyu (since 10/22), finally... some good news! phew

théo
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby théo » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:47 am

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
daisyduke wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:Thanks guys. I was a little upset.
Was I the only one to get straight up rejected? :oops:
That is what's really freaking me out...


No, no There were quite a few back a few pages.


Okay, so I shouldn't be too embarrassed. Thanks guys. I will try to not give up hope on all my other schools.


Don't worry, I was outright rejected, too.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby masterthearts » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:33 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:Rejected...


Sophie, I hope my question makes you feel better about things....

How the hell did you get a 179 on the LSAT? Please enlighten me as to how anyone does this.


179 is quite impressive. But, maybe the school was thinking with that lsat score the gpa should have been higher. A 3.4 is only about a B+
chicago takes a holisitc view, from what I heard and is less numbers driven.

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby tipler4213 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:08 am

WLed via e-mail. I figure the 3 LSATs hurt a bit

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby LegallyBlonde923 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:29 am

mueh wrote:just got the e-mail and i am IN!
after being deferred at cls & forever under review at nyu (since 10/22), finally... some good news! phew


congrats! i'm still UR 10/20 at NYU so I feel your pain

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby ahduth » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:51 am

ohai. I just found this thread... I'm taking it that still UR is a good thing then?

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:08 pm

ahduth wrote:ohai. I just found this thread... I'm taking it that still UR is a good thing then?


yes. :D

logistikon
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby logistikon » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:44 pm

UR 12/23 --> UR 1/10 :shock: :shock: :shock: WHAT DOES IT MEAN

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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby Dany » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:48 pm

logistikon wrote:UR 12/23 --> UR 1/10 :shock: :shock: :shock: WHAT DOES IT MEAN

UR dates are largely irrelevant. The 1/7 pile included admits, denies, WLs, and people who received no decision at all.

FutureInLaw
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby FutureInLaw » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:02 pm

First UR today (1/11). Anyone else?

Here we go...!

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sanguar
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby sanguar » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:19 pm

FutureInLaw wrote:First UR today (1/11). Anyone else?

Here we go...!



Not yet... When did you go complete?

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math101
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Re: UChicago 2011

Postby math101 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:52 pm

Waitlisted 1/10. Is there a Chicago waitlist thread yet?




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