Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:36 pm

yankihote wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
Is it bad that I get psyched every time I see someone with a 173+ who has a below HYS median GPA?


Why's that if I may ask?

I guess his app is that bland and uninteresting that he's afraid of not getting into HYS even though he has the numbers to make him a lock.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby yankihote » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:45 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
yankihote wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
Is it bad that I get psyched every time I see someone with a 173+ who has a below HYS median GPA?


Why's that if I may ask?

I guess his app is that bland and uninteresting that he's afraid of not getting into HYS even though he has the numbers to make him a lock.


Hmm, alright. I don't see how my application would have any influence over his, but maybe he thinks that if HYS has more applicants with above median LSAT's but below median GPA's, they are more likely to balance things out with above or at median GPAs even if the LSAT's are at or below medians.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:47 pm

yankihote wrote:Hmm, alright. I don't see how my application would have any influence over his, but maybe he thinks that if HYS has more applicants with above median LSAT's but below median GPA's, they are more likely to balance things out with above or at median GPAs even if the LSAT's are at or below medians.

No, he really is set numbers-wise. If he doesn't get one of HYS, it won't be for want of better numbers.

But I don't know his personal story, so I'm not going to pass any more judgment. I was just speculating.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby yankihote » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:50 pm

Right.

Have you submitted yet? I finished Chicago's today.

What's your top pick school?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:01 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
yankihote wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
Is it bad that I get psyched every time I see someone with a 173+ who has a below HYS median GPA?


Why's that if I may ask?

I guess his app is that bland and uninteresting that he's afraid of not getting into HYS even though he has the numbers to make him a lock.


Dead on.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby BigZuck » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:02 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
yankihote wrote:Hmm, alright. I don't see how my application would have any influence over his, but maybe he thinks that if HYS has more applicants with above median LSAT's but below median GPA's, they are more likely to balance things out with above or at median GPAs even if the LSAT's are at or below medians.

No, he really is set numbers-wise. If he doesn't get one of HYS, it won't be for want of better numbers.

But I don't know his personal story, so I'm not going to pass any more judgment. I was just speculating.


Word. I'm getting tired of watching him and the 3.95/178 stroke each other's egos off up and down TLS. Maybe I just mad, who knows?

Also, checking in. Chicago would be great but it's a super duper longshot at this point.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:04 pm

BigZuck wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
yankihote wrote:Hmm, alright. I don't see how my application would have any influence over his, but maybe he thinks that if HYS has more applicants with above median LSAT's but below median GPA's, they are more likely to balance things out with above or at median GPAs even if the LSAT's are at or below medians.

No, he really is set numbers-wise. If he doesn't get one of HYS, it won't be for want of better numbers.

But I don't know his personal story, so I'm not going to pass any more judgment. I was just speculating.


Word. I'm getting tired of watching him and the 3.95/178 stroke each other's egos off up and down TLS. Maybe I just mad, who knows?

Also, checking in. Chicago would be great but it's a super duper longshot at this point.


LOL sorry will bow out for a while. Frankly, I'm annoying myself.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby yankihote » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:07 pm

BigZuck wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
yankihote wrote:Hmm, alright. I don't see how my application would have any influence over his, but maybe he thinks that if HYS has more applicants with above median LSAT's but below median GPA's, they are more likely to balance things out with above or at median GPAs even if the LSAT's are at or below medians.

No, he really is set numbers-wise. If he doesn't get one of HYS, it won't be for want of better numbers.

But I don't know his personal story, so I'm not going to pass any more judgment. I was just speculating.


Word. I'm getting tired of watching him and the 3.95/178 stroke each other's egos off up and down TLS. Maybe I just mad, who knows?

Also, checking in. Chicago would be great but it's a super duper longshot at this point.


Consider Ed'ing? Just a thought.

Don't let it get you down. Think of it this way: If the top schools get their 4.0/180 or close acceptances out of the way, they will have more room to offer admission to others with below median numbers. There is some talk that the applicant pool is smaller/less number-maxed, which if true would bode well for you.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby MarkKnows87 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:14 am

Checking in. I want to wish everyone luck on their cycles

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby geary86 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:15 pm

checking in. good luck to everyone :D

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Foreigner_Rocks » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:22 pm

Good luck to all of you. I'm a 1L and love it so far (although classes haven't started). I lurked for quite a while and got so much great advice, so I'm happy to answer any questions y'all have about the school, etc.

FWIW, I was a splitter way under the GPA 25% and at median for LSAT. It can be done with a good application.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Yukos » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:00 am

Checking in, love Chi's small class size, cheap city and great clerkship numbers. Really excited!

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:06 am

Yukos wrote:Checking in, love Chi's small class size, cheap city and great clerkship numbers. Really excited!

Well, I wouldn't call it cheap, but still. Very exciting indeed!

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Yukos » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:48 am

shntn wrote:
Yukos wrote:Checking in, love Chi's small class size, cheap city and great clerkship numbers. Really excited!

Well, I wouldn't call it cheap, but still. Very exciting indeed!


Well I live in New York right now so...

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:01 am

Yukos wrote:
shntn wrote:
Yukos wrote:Checking in, love Chi's small class size, cheap city and great clerkship numbers. Really excited!

Well, I wouldn't call it cheap, but still. Very exciting indeed!


Well I live in New York right now so...

My condolences, and I stand corrected.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shifty_eyed » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:04 pm

New medians are up.

LSAT: 171 (25th 167 / 75th 173) :?
GPA: 3.90 (25th 3.65 / 75th 3.96) :shock:

Does anyone know what last years' were?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:15 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:New medians are up.

LSAT: 171 (25th 167 / 75th 173) :?
GPA: 3.90 (25th 3.65 / 75th 3.96) :shock:

Does anyone know what last years' were?

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Here's last year's profile card: --LinkRemoved--

Edit: Also, as this is my first time posting in this thread: good luck to all applicants this year!

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby UtilityMonster » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:59 pm

From the look of class sizes and numbers, Chicago looks at least as difficult to get into as Columbia, if not more difficult.

What, with 25% of the class having a 3.96+ GPA and 50% having a 3.9+.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby spicyyoda17 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:25 pm

Just a heads up to anybody still waiting on a fee waiver. I did not get one in the first batch but checked again this morning and noticed a hidden fee waiver waiting for me (it was not there as of last week). It looks like maybe with the new month they released some more waivers for students still waiting to apply.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby 06102016 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:13 pm

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby banjo » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:50 am

Last year I (and several others) predicted that Chicago would overtake Columbia in the rankings. That did not materialize, but it could still happen this year.

(1) Chicago's GPA median inched up from a 3.87,
(2) Expenditures/student will increase due to the Ruby and a lower class size (maybe more "scholarship" money too, judging by the end of the previous cycle)
(3) At least one major new lateral (Eduardo Penalver).
(4) Columbia and Chicago have the same peer and lawyer/judge scores and differ by only a point in raw scores (94 and 93, respectively), so luck could play a role too.

Note that Columbia also saw a huge reduction in class size (close to 10%), so that might cancel out Chicago's advantages this year. The only reason you should care is because applicants do respond to rankings and a shift could change the way the waitlist plays out.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Kionaltski » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:25 pm

Hey, I noticed something funny. In my status checker, there's a new line under the Applicant Fee which says "class deposit"...0.00... .00 Is this just something that happens when you go complete? I was already complete for some time...

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby MayBJack426 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:28 pm

Kionaltski wrote:Hey, I noticed something funny. In my status checker, there's a new line under the Applicant Fee which says "class deposit"...0.00... .00 Is this just something that happens when you go complete? I was already complete for some time...


Hm..mine says the same thing. I just checked 2 other status checkers that are also complete, and this is not included. again, hmmm...

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:31 pm

MayBJack426 wrote:
Kionaltski wrote:Hey, I noticed something funny. In my status checker, there's a new line under the Applicant Fee which says "class deposit"...0.00... .00 Is this just something that happens when you go complete? I was already complete for some time...


Hm..mine says the same thing. I just checked 2 other status checkers that are also complete, and this is not included. again, hmmm...


Makes no difference

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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby spicyyoda17 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:32 pm

MayBJack426 wrote:
Kionaltski wrote:Hey, I noticed something funny. In my status checker, there's a new line under the Applicant Fee which says "class deposit"...0.00... .00 Is this just something that happens when you go complete? I was already complete for some time...


Hm..mine says the same thing. I just checked 2 other status checkers that are also complete, and this is not included. again, hmmm...


I am all for reading into things, but! This means nothing. Sorry :)




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