In at Chicago: Class of 2015

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seanPtheB
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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby seanPtheB » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:52 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:NYU gives me $62.5/75k and Chicago comes back with $30k.

Lulz. Seriously?


Why is that so surprising? New York is a much more expensive place to live.

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Doorkeeper
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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:30 pm

seanPtheB wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:NYU gives me $62.5/75k and Chicago comes back with $30k.

Lulz. Seriously?


Why is that so surprising? New York is a much more expensive place to live.


Because it's not even close to matching it...

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StrictlyBusiness
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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:29 pm

Well scholarship negotiation successful-ish. $60k bumped to $90k.

Not that I could have reasonably expected more, it's just that $90k is exactly where I drew the line that would be equal to my $120k at Northwestern. Fuck. (for negotiation purposes, my appeal was filed on Sunday, 4/7, with the only other offer being $150k Northwestern deferred, which I had changed to $120k minus the deferral.)

90% ecstatic that I can now choose Chicago and feel good about it, 10% upset because I feel like a 13 year old girl choosing who is my best friend of the week.

Looks like I'm going to have to create one of those Good v. Gooder v. Goodish threads.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:41 am

StrictlyBusiness wrote:Well scholarship negotiation successful-ish. $60k bumped to $90k.

Not that I could have reasonably expected more, it's just that $90k is exactly where I drew the line that would be equal to my $120k at Northwestern. Fuck. (for negotiation purposes, my appeal was filed on Sunday, 4/7, with the only other offer being $150k Northwestern deferred, which I had changed to $120k minus the deferral.)

90% ecstatic that I can now choose Chicago and feel good about it, 10% upset because I feel like a 13 year old girl choosing who is my best friend of the week.

Looks like I'm going to have to create one of those Good v. Gooder v. Goodish threads.

Congratulations! Chicago is worth the extra $30k - it wouldn't even be a tough decision for me.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby cjcregg » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:07 pm

I just deposited today! I'm 95% certain I'll end up at Chicago. Want to stay in Regents during my 1L year. Male (despite the misleading avatar hehe). PM if interested in roommate.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Mista Bojangles » Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:44 pm

Just checked the box for Chicago, check is going in the mail.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:11 pm

Mista Bojangles wrote:Just checked the box for Chicago, check is going in the mail.


Pencil me in as well.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Mista Bojangles » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:18 pm

StrictlyBusiness wrote:
Mista Bojangles wrote:Just checked the box for Chicago, check is going in the mail.


Pencil me in as well.

Congrats on the decision and the bump to 90k. That whole "morality" clause thing you mention strikes me as so strange though - especially because "morality" seems to me like a pretty presumptuous word to use when essentially guilt tripping someone into returning money he was awarded. I'm curious what the exact language is because I haven't read of anyone else getting that clause in their award. I assume they are asking you to (potentially, pretty please w/ a cherry on top) return just the $30k they put on top of your initial $60k, and not the whole thing?

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:54 pm

Mista Bojangles wrote:Congrats on the decision and the bump to 90k. That whole "morality" clause thing you mention strikes me as so strange though - especially because "morality" seems to me like a pretty presumptuous word to use when essentially guilt tripping someone into returning money he was awarded. I'm curious what the exact language is because I haven't read of anyone else getting that clause in their award. I assume they are asking you to (potentially, pretty please w/ a cherry on top) return just the $30k they put on top of your initial $60k, and not the whole thing?


Basically all I've committed to is giving back if I can. I think I'd do that anyway, so I don't consider it much of a negative. I originally thought it applied to the whole $90k, but it doesn't really specify. Seeing as its not legally binding I suppose it's not their interpretation that matters, just my conscience.

I'll PM you the exact language when I get home tonight.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby tiger11 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:30 am

Just withdrew with $$, hope it goes to someone who's much more gung ho about Chicago than I was! :)

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Doorkeeper
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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Doorkeeper » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:40 am

Going to have to deposit to keep Chicago in the running, but I have no idea if I'm going...

I feel super awkward doing this.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby tamereth » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:45 am

Doorkeeper wrote:Going to have to deposit to keep Chicago in the running, but I have no idea if I'm going...

I feel super awkward doing this.

Just committed but not sure if I'm committed either.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby lawschoolquestions57 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:48 am

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Nelson » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:09 am

lawschoolquestions57 wrote:Question question. I'm deferring my acceptance, so the admissions office sent a contract that I need to submit ASAP (by today) with the following description:

[blah blah blah] I accept the Law School’s offer of deferred admission for the entering class
named above. I understand that this commitment means that I will withdraw all applications to law schools to which I have already been admitted, I will not seek or accept deferred admission at another law school, and I will not apply to other law schools in the future. I agree to inform the Law School immediately if my situation changes. I will send in my deposit of $500
immediately.

Is this a binding commitment? I'm still waiting for 1 more school that hasn't gotten back to me with any response. The school should do so any day now, but I don't know what to do...I asked for an extension, but the person at the Office told me that it is not allowed.

Any help/feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Deferrals are binding. You'll need to withdraw your pending apps.

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby GoodFood » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:05 pm

Tag.

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foxylaxy
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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby foxylaxy » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:38 pm

Checking in. Late off the waitlist acceptance but incredibly happy :lol:

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Dino_Spumoni » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:00 pm

Congrats!!!!!!!!


foxylaxy wrote:Checking in. Late off the waitlist acceptance but incredibly happy :lol:
foxylaxy wrote:Checking in. Late off the waitlist acceptance but incredibly happy :lol:

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:21 pm

foxylaxy wrote:Checking in. Late off the waitlist acceptance but incredibly happy :lol:

Wow! Congrats!

Chicago threw $30k at me in April, and they threw $105k at you in August? Wow! Awesome negotiation there!

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Re: In at Chicago: Class of 2015

Postby foxylaxy » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:48 am

Doorkeeper wrote:
foxylaxy wrote:Checking in. Late off the waitlist acceptance but incredibly happy :lol:

Wow! Congrats!

Chicago threw $30k at me in April, and they threw $105k at you in August? Wow! Awesome negotiation there!


I credit much of this to the fact I was wearing Motocrossed colored green nails that week.

And Dino Spumoni! Nice Hey Arnold reference :lol:




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