Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

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rma
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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby rma » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:39 pm

checkster wrote:Been in review since 1/13...in at Loyola and DePaul...wtf?


Exact same. Do you have a preference between the 3? Because everything I've read, and everyone I've talked said LUC is easily the best of the 3.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby checkster » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:43 pm

I've visited all of them. Loved LUC. Easily the place I'd like to spend 3 years. DePaul was ok, but I just got my scholly info from there, and it isn't enough to consider attending. Kent was ok, but it feels like a business. Its very modern, very nice, but just seemed very impersonal. I don't really know how to describe it, and I obviously know this isn't why you should choose a school, but it just didn't feel good for me. But hey, I'm sure some people love it.

If money wasn't a factor, I'd choose LUC out of these three.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby rma » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:42 am

checkster wrote:I've visited all of them. Loved LUC. Easily the place I'd like to spend 3 years. DePaul was ok, but I just got my scholly info from there, and it isn't enough to consider attending. Kent was ok, but it feels like a business. Its very modern, very nice, but just seemed very impersonal. I don't really know how to describe it, and I obviously know this isn't why you should choose a school, but it just didn't feel good for me. But hey, I'm sure some people love it.

If money wasn't a factor, I'd choose LUC out of these three.



Exact same boat. I got the same DePaul scholly you did.

Let me know how the rest of your cycle turn out, and how the scholarship stuff works out.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Beeg12 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:12 am

rma wrote:checkster wrote:
Been in review since 1/13...in at Loyola and DePaul...wtf?


Exact same. Do you have a preference between the 3? Because everything I've read, and everyone I've talked said LUC is easily the best of the 3.


LUC and Kent are very comparable as far as reputation in Chicago goes. I have been in touch with law firm partners in a Chicago labor firm who say that Kent has a far better reputation. Side note: Neither attended LUC or Kent so no bias seems to exist. I do not believe there are any statistics that "easily" favor either school as far as reputation or education.. If you have any articles or statistics that do this please post links because I am in the same boat as you as far as Chicago law schools go.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Andrews989 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:58 pm

In at kent today via status checker! How long does it typically take for scholarship info?

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby rma » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:33 pm

Beeg12 wrote:
rma wrote:checkster wrote:
Been in review since 1/13...in at Loyola and DePaul...wtf?


Exact same. Do you have a preference between the 3? Because everything I've read, and everyone I've talked said LUC is easily the best of the 3.


LUC and Kent are very comparable as far as reputation in Chicago goes. I have been in touch with law firm partners in a Chicago labor firm who say that Kent has a far better reputation. Side note: Neither attended LUC or Kent so no bias seems to exist. I do not believe there are any statistics that "easily" favor either school as far as reputation or education.. If you have any articles or statistics that do this please post links because I am in the same boat as you as far as Chicago law schools go.


I'm going off what law students in Chicago have told me. Apparently the NU transfer class for example had 5 LUC kids, compared to 2 from Kent and 1 from DePaul. Take that for what you will.

Also, Loyola consistently plays among the Top 50 schools for biglaw, always around 10-12%. While this still isn't great, it's not bad for a T2 school. And reading the previous years' data, LUC always seems to place more in biglaw than Kent.

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 2483173162

LUC and Kent are probably comparable, and if money weren't an issue I'd have already submitted my deposit to LUC. But since I'd like to hear from Kent and what scholarships they can offer, I'm waiting.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby roz77 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:30 pm

Andrews989 wrote:In at kent today via status checker! How long does it typically take for scholarship info?


When did you submit your application?

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby cutecarmel » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:53 pm

I received mine with the acceptance letter.

Andrews989 wrote:In at kent today via status checker! How long does it typically take for scholarship info?

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Andrews989 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:24 pm

roz77 wrote:
Andrews989 wrote:In at kent today via status checker! How long does it typically take for scholarship info?


When did you submit your application?


Around Thanksgiving. Went complete 12/2, 12/19 then final review the day before I got a decision.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Bradlo722 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:18 pm

Has anyone tried to negotiate a scholarship? Anyone planning on it?

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby decibel8710 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:06 pm

I actually just sent a negotiation email out this morning, I'll check in when I get the results

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Beeg12 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:10 pm

Bradlo722 wrote:Has anyone tried to negotiate a scholarship? Anyone planning on it?


Definitely planning on it. At this point I am still waiting to hear from peer schools since all I have to negotiate with are higher scholarships from lower ranked schools. My brother had no luck negotiating when he attended, but that was in 2006 when employment statistics were way up along with number of qualified applicants, so hopefully they are willing to dig deeper.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Chi515 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:29 pm

my date just changed today on status checker.... oy vey.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby btw384 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:38 pm

Just decided to withdraw. Good luck everybody!

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby checkster » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:43 pm

btw384 wrote:Just decided to withdraw. Good luck everybody!


You are just bound and determined to not watch Chelsea matches with me next year...

:P

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby rma » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:46 am

checkster wrote:
btw384 wrote:Just decided to withdraw. Good luck everybody!


You are just bound and determined to not watch Chelsea matches with me next year...

:P


You're a Chelsea fan, too?

Yuck.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby Bradlo722 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:31 pm

Beeg12 wrote:
Bradlo722 wrote:Has anyone tried to negotiate a scholarship? Anyone planning on it?


Definitely planning on it. At this point I am still waiting to hear from peer schools since all I have to negotiate with are higher scholarships from lower ranked schools. My brother had no luck negotiating when he attended, but that was in 2006 when employment statistics were way up along with number of qualified applicants, so hopefully they are willing to dig deeper.



I will be definitely hoping they can dig deep too.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby givemea170 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:47 pm

I applied in early January and I don't think I've received a status checker yet?! Should I be worried?

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby dejeanhc » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:06 pm

givemea170 wrote:I applied in early January and I don't think I've received a status checker yet?! Should I be worried?


I wouldn't be worried. I got my acceptance packet from them before I got a status checker. And even then, I had to email them to ask for my login.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby givemea170 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:13 pm

dejeanhc wrote:
givemea170 wrote:I applied in early January and I don't think I've received a status checker yet?! Should I be worried?


I wouldn't be worried. I got my acceptance packet from them before I got a status checker. And even then, I had to email them to ask for my login.


I dug through my email and found the email they sent saying that they would contact me back with further information within a week and I received no email past that point so I emailed them again. They seem a little... spacey!

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby rma » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:51 pm

Status checker date changed yesterday (2/14)! Any idea on how long until I have a decision? Previous date was complete at 1/13.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby CPM723 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:36 pm

I've been sitting at under review since 1/3- what gives?

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby cutecarmel » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:01 pm

Crunch time. They've probably already made the majority of the decisions, now they have to be more nit-picky with their decisions.

CPM723 wrote:I've been sitting at under review since 1/3- what gives?

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby artorres » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:12 pm

cutecarmel wrote:Crunch time. They've probably already made the majority of the decisions, now they have to be more nit-picky with their decisions.

CPM723 wrote:I've been sitting at under review since 1/3- what gives?


Or maybe they are slowing down because more applications are being submitted. According to the "Law School Confidential" book only 25% apply early.

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Re: Chicago-Kent Class of 2015 (2011-2012 Cycle)

Postby cutecarmel » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:16 pm

artorres wrote:
cutecarmel wrote:Crunch time. They've probably already made the majority of the decisions, now they have to be more nit-picky with their decisions.

CPM723 wrote:I've been sitting at under review since 1/3- what gives?


Or maybe they are slowing down because more applications are being submitted. According to the "Law School Confidential" book only 25% apply early.


Either way, CPM is waiting because its late in the cycle. I think I stayed under review for a while. Then I stopped checking in on it and one day I got a surprise acceptance in my email.




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