Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Samara » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:34 pm

dakure wrote:
onions wrote:Better hope the snow lets up or adcoms have 4wd trucks or phones at their homes.

They're getting 6 inches.

We Chicagoans know how to take six inches...









...of snowfall.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soj » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:36 pm

I'm impressed.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Champion » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:44 pm

Anyone think because there's gonna be so many admits that they might not all be by phone call?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dakure » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:46 pm

Champion wrote:Anyone think because there's gonna be so many admits that they might not all be by phone call?

Dear god I don't want an email from them tomorrow.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kulshan » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:32 pm

Does anyone know whether they do the first Rubenstein offers when they admit people, or will that come later, like big scholarships at other schools?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:32 pm

kulshan wrote:Does anyone know whether they do the first Rubenstein offers when they admit people, or will that come later, like big scholarships at other schools?


I am interested in this.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:36 pm

Curious1 wrote:
kulshan wrote:Does anyone know whether they do the first Rubenstein offers when they admit people, or will that come later, like big scholarships at other schools?


I am interested in this.


Why? You're going to Harvard...

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:40 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Curious1 wrote:
kulshan wrote:Does anyone know whether they do the first Rubenstein offers when they admit people, or will that come later, like big scholarships at other schools?


I am interested in this.


Why? You're going to Harvard...


For a Rubenstein there's a small chance I would reconsider. Especially with all this Chicago trolling around here...I might be converting. Chicago > Harvard???

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thestillpoint » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:41 pm

dakure wrote:
Champion wrote:Anyone think because there's gonna be so many admits that they might not all be by phone call?

Dear god I don't want an email from them tomorrow.


It's Friday the 13th tomorrow -- anything could happen!

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dakure » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:42 pm

This is just my opinion, but taking Harvard at sticker over a Ruby at Chicago or a Hamilton at CLS is pretty close to stupid in my book.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:45 pm

Curious1 wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Curious1 wrote:
kulshan wrote:Does anyone know whether they do the first Rubenstein offers when they admit people, or will that come later, like big scholarships at other schools?


I am interested in this.


Why? You're going to Harvard...


For a Rubenstein there's a small chance I would reconsider.


No you wouldn't. You're too in love with the idea of getting to say "I went to Harvard." I can tell from how excited you were when you got in. 8)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:48 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
No you wouldn't. You're too in love with the idea of getting to say "I went to Harvard." I can tell from how excited you were when you got in. 8)


Hence: small chance.

Hard to say no to $200,000 though.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kulshan » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:48 pm

Curious1 wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Curious1 wrote:
kulshan wrote:Does anyone know whether they do the first Rubenstein offers when they admit people, or will that come later, like big scholarships at other schools?


I am interested in this.


Why? You're going to Harvard...


For a Rubenstein there's a small chance I would reconsider. Especially with all this Chicago trolling around here...I might be converting. Chicago > Harvard???


+1, especially because I'm doing law and phil/academia.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:52 pm

kulshan wrote:+1, especially because I'm doing law and phil/academia.


I think for academia Harvard has the definite edge, especially with their super generous LIPP.

I'm just trying to get into the highest V-ranked firm and Chicago has a much lower cost of living...

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:57 pm

Curious1 wrote:
kulshan wrote:+1, especially because I'm doing law and phil/academia.


I think for academia Harvard has the definite edge, especially with their super generous LIPP.

I'm just trying to get into the highest V-ranked firm and Chicago has a much lower cost of living...



It would feel really awesome to get a Ruby from Chicago.

...but 10x more so to be able to turn one down. no?

jk btw. there's no way to add a dollar value to lay prestige so it's all person-dependent. can't go wrong either way really. The question is...do you want to say "I went to Harvard" 40 years from now or "I went to Chicago."

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:02 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Curious1 wrote:
kulshan wrote:+1, especially because I'm doing law and phil/academia.


I think for academia Harvard has the definite edge, especially with their super generous LIPP.

I'm just trying to get into the highest V-ranked firm and Chicago has a much lower cost of living...



It would feel really awesome to get a Ruby from Chicago.

...but 10x more so to be able to turn one down. no?

jk btw. there's no way to add a dollar value to lay prestige so it's all person-dependent. can't go wrong either way really. The question is...do you want to say "I went to Harvard" 40 years from now or "I went to Chicago."


You're forgetting about the lay-prestige of saving that 200k and putting it towards being able to say "I drive a Bugatti..." 8)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:06 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Curious1 wrote:
kulshan wrote:+1, especially because I'm doing law and phil/academia.


I think for academia Harvard has the definite edge, especially with their super generous LIPP.

I'm just trying to get into the highest V-ranked firm and Chicago has a much lower cost of living...



It would feel really awesome to get a Ruby from Chicago.

...but 10x more so to be able to turn one down. no?

jk btw. there's no way to add a dollar value to lay prestige so it's all person-dependent. can't go wrong either way really. The question is...do you want to say "I went to Harvard" 40 years from now or "I went to Chicago."


No doubt about it. I think my family would murder me if I turned down Harvard. Since they're paying for it I can live with turning down any amount of money :D

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby spek » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:06 pm

kulshan wrote:Does anyone know whether they do the first Rubenstein offers when they admit people, or will that come later, like big scholarships at other schools?


+1. I was wondering this too.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soj » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:08 pm

From last year's thread: they invite you to apply by email. The application process includes a phone interview. They email you the results later. There were TLSers who got Rubies as late as mid-March.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kulshan » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:10 pm

soj wrote:From last year's thread: they invite you to apply by email. The application process includes a phone interview. They email you the results later. There were TLSers who got Rubies as late as mid-March.


Thanks for the info.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Champion » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:20 pm

So tomorrow it is?!?!?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby spek » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:23 pm

kulshan wrote:
soj wrote:From last year's thread: they invite you to apply by email. The application process includes a phone interview. They email you the results later. There were TLSers who got Rubies as late as mid-March.


Thanks for the info.


+1

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Xifeng » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:27 pm

Some notes on the ruby (I don't have one, fyi)

1. It comes with a faculty mentor, so if you're interested in academia/clerking this can be huge (references, etc.)
2. Some of them have stipends
3. With academia/clerking/etc in general (or anything that need a recommendation), having a small class size can be helpful for connecting with professors.
4. Chicago's LRAP is really awesome as of this year. It's the only one to cover clerkships (iirc) and it doesn't take your spouse's income into account.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby nids333 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:41 pm

Are all accepted candiates invited to apply?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Xifeng » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:43 pm

nids333 wrote:Are all accepted candiates invited to apply?


Nope.




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