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

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

Postby annyong » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:25 pm

Went complete today :D

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

Postby Dany » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:40 pm

annyong wrote:Went complete today :D

One of our professors played an Arrested Development clip in class today.

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

Postby annyong » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:41 pm

Dany wrote:
annyong wrote:Went complete today :D

One of our professors played an Arrested Development clip in class today.

*swoon* As if I needed more reasons to come to Chicago!

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

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:56 pm

annyong wrote:
Dany wrote:
annyong wrote:Went complete today :D

One of our professors played an Arrested Development clip in class today.

*swoon* As if I needed more reasons to come to Chicago!

One of my professors juggled in class today.

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

Postby Xifeng » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:19 pm

Dany wrote:
annyong wrote:Went complete today :D

One of our professors played an Arrested Development clip in class today.


Also, we learned about property through LOTR analogies.

<3 Chicago

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

Postby annyong » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:43 pm

Now I'm just picturing Chicago as this juggling fun house where all my professors will explain law to me through my favorite pop cultural references (+ rigor, of course).

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

Postby IndyHCKM » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:13 pm

annyong wrote:Now I'm just picturing Chicago as this juggling fun house where all my professors will explain law to me through my favorite pop cultural references (+ rigor, of course).


Just add in almost daily lunches, insane amounts of e-mail through the school's listserv, and muggings in the main quadrangle and you won't be too far from the truth.

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

Postby jim-green » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:27 am

Is anyone sending in a Why Chicago essay? Instructions say not to send a DS, so I feel a Why essay would be even less wanted by them. Moreover, there is no place in the app to attach a Why essay.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:32 am

jim-green wrote:Is anyone sending in a Why Chicago essay? Instructions say not to send a DS, so I feel a Why essay would be even less wanted by them. Moreover, there is no place in the app to attach a Why essay.

most people say no, but Xifeng said that if you get waitlisted or whatever, then sending one as a LOCI isn't a bad idea

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

Postby sn20 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:40 am

"May I submit a diversity statement or “Why Chicago” essay?

You may, but please do so only when they are important to your application. Remember that you are trying to be concise and genuine."

from : http://www.law.uchicago.edu/prospective ... lstatement

Where did it say not to send a DS? Did I make a mistake?

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

Postby jim-green » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:49 am

Thanks, that website has changed. Earlier it said "We do not ask for a diversity statement or additional essays because we believe that the personal statement is an appropriate place for you discuss any aspects of your background (e.g., racial, ethnic, or religious identification, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation) that you think are relevant to your application. If you find that you absolutely cannot convey the necessary information in your personal statement, you may submit an additional statement."

Someone told me the above is code for Don't Send a DS.

Now I am confused by the new webpage language.

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

Postby booasa » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:02 pm

IndyHCKM wrote:
annyong wrote:Now I'm just picturing Chicago as this juggling fun house where all my professors will explain law to me through my favorite pop cultural references (+ rigor, of course).


Just add in almost daily lunches, insane amounts of e-mail through the school's listserv, and muggings in the main quadrangle and you won't be too far from the truth.

Sounds like a very entertaining place to attend law school !

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

Postby booasa » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:04 pm

IndyHCKM wrote:
annyong wrote:Now I'm just picturing Chicago as this juggling fun house where all my professors will explain law to me through my favorite pop cultural references (+ rigor, of course).


Just add in almost daily lunches, insane amounts of e-mail through the school's listserv, and muggings in the main quadrangle and you won't be too far from the truth.

Sounds like a very entertaining place to go to law school

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

Postby Xifeng » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:43 pm

jim-green wrote:Thanks, that website has changed. Earlier it said "We do not ask for a diversity statement or additional essays because we believe that the personal statement is an appropriate place for you discuss any aspects of your background (e.g., racial, ethnic, or religious identification, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation) that you think are relevant to your application. If you find that you absolutely cannot convey the necessary information in your personal statement, you may submit an additional statement."

Someone told me the above is code for Don't Send a DS.

Now I am confused by the new webpage language.


You could email them and say, "Look, I want to talk about XYZ and it doesn't fit in with what I'm saying in my personal statement. Would that be okay for a diversity statement?"

I think it sounds like the new guidelines suggest that they're open to some, but don't want you to write an extra essay just because you feel you should (UVA, Penn, Michigan, etc.). If you want to PM me what you were thinking about, feel free.

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

Postby kulshan » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:17 pm

I wrote a Why Chicago statement. I think I had decent reasons (academic and personal) for doing so, but it's probably best not to write one in the absence of specific reasons.

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

Postby jungminnee » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:30 pm

checking in

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

Postby spek » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:51 pm

Submitted!

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

Postby dakure » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:54 pm

spek wrote:Submitted!

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

Postby soj » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:31 am

dakure wrote:
spek wrote:Submitted!

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

Postby rotaxkarter » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:27 am

Submitted :D

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

Postby spek » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:08 pm

Just got the complete email! It mentioned that I shouldn't add anything to my file from this point on but before I submitted I called to ask if I could add a third letter after submitting and was told that was fine. Hope that's still the case.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:53 pm

Here's a pic of the law school from my visit last weekend:

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

Postby RonnyDworkin » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:51 am

Gorgeous picture! iPhone Camera+? I'm under review as of yesterday.

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

Postby kulshan » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:06 am

Looks like I went UR yesterday as well.

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

Postby elibrarian » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:58 am

Under review. Nervous.




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