Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby Crowing » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:19 pm

def think it just depends on who you get. i had a different interviewer (not Dean Perry) and we joked around quite a bit and such.

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

Postby 20141023 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:51 pm

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

Postby venus » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:01 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:Yeah, I also had a non-Dean-Perry interviewer who was young and extremely pleasant to talk to. However, after I got admitted I called to ask a question and got put through to Dean Perry who did seem like a lot of people are describing on here (scary-ish). I think that is just her personality and wouldn't read anything into it for those of you who have/will interview(ed) with her.

I agree. She came to my school for an info session, and she didn't have a wide warm smile, but she seemed like an awesome person. She made cool sarcastic jokes, while keeping a serious impression, so I get how her personality might add to the nervousness of interviewees (including myself), but I don't think it means she didn't have a positive attitude. Anyway, I am REALLY hoping to get a decision, hopefully a positive one, this week!!!

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

Postby Dany » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:03 pm

Fwiw, Dean Perry is probably my favorite person at the law school. She is awesome.

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

Postby Emma. » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:10 pm

Dany wrote:Fwiw, Dean Perry is probably my favorite person at the law school. She is awesome.


+1

I know it must be frustrating for you guys to be dealing with a new admissions process, but the interview process is intended to benefit the school and future classes of students. It is definitely a huge amount of extra work for the admissions staff. I know everyone just wants their decisions as quickly as possible, but keep in mind that Dean Perry is often doing 8 or 9 interviews a day in an effort to get them all done in a timely manner. Don't be surprised if she (or any of the other admissions staff) are a little low energy at times.

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

Postby Teflon_Don » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:21 pm

It depends on who you get, my interviewer was awesome. Also, greater than a 60% chance admit decisions go out this week?

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

Postby Crowing » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:45 pm

Teflon_Don wrote:It depends on who you get, my interviewer was awesome. Also, greater than a 60% chance admit decisions go out this week?


i'm thinking another decision wave this week but thats pure speculation based on timing

fwiw i think there are like 50 something admits on lsn so far and last year there were 180+ by the end of the cycle so good news is def on the way for many of you.

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

Postby 20141023 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:50 am

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

Postby shntn » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:43 am

kappycaft1 wrote:I have a question about merit-based aid (concerning Chicago in particular) here if anyone can help. (Not many people seem to venture into the "Financial Aid" forum, but that is the correct place to pose my question so I am attempting to redirect some people there from these more-popular forums.)

While gunning for that fancy banner.

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

Postby 20141023 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:52 am

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

Postby grapefruits » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:10 pm

orbotop wrote:
2014 wrote:If anyone gets Dean Perry and feel she is apathetic show some personality and make her laugh. She has a solid sense of humor and that should get her back on your page.

I saw somewhere in the employment forum that "If you finished an interview without making them laugh, it could have gone better" and I see no reason why that wouldn't apply to an admissions interview too.


yeah, im a little surprised at the posts here, i had dean perry and thought it was very pleasant conversation.


Same. She seemed pleasant to me. Remember to smile and relax a bit. You're doing yourself a favor by making your interviewer more at ease.

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

Postby grapefruits » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:35 pm

Does anyone have an idea of how many people actually interview?

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

Postby Emma. » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:01 pm

grapefruits wrote:Does anyone have an idea of how many people actually interview?


I get the feeling that (somewhat similar to Harvard's admission interviews) not everyone who interviews will get in, but everyone who gets in will have been interviewed.

I could be completely wrong though, so don't freak out if you haven't been invited to interview yet!

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

Postby callmemaybe84 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:39 pm

So..anybody got an idea what is meant by "mid-february"? Any hope for some Chi-town love this week?

Also, would we find out about scholarships when our letter comes, were we lucky enough to get in and be, err, picked for such things?

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:49 pm

im starting to doubt if chicago will even get jan submits a decision before our uva merit-aid deposit deadline of 4/4...unreal man

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

Postby learntolift » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:00 pm

can someone help give ideas about the potential interview question of a time when you were out of your comfort zone or a time you felt awkward and how you resolved it?

i can't really think of anything, or at least anything that i feel would be appropriate

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

Postby domino » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:08 pm

learntolift wrote:can someone help give ideas about the potential interview question of a time when you were out of your comfort zone or a time you felt awkward and how you resolved it?

i can't really think of anything, or at least anything that i feel would be appropriate


Some thoughts:

1. Time you were asked to do something you hadn't done before at work and you asked for help or figured it out
2. Volunteer work where you had to balance your desire to help with respect for the people you were working with as individuals, perhaps despite your own preconceptions
3. Experience where you had to determine what you brought to the table that would make you a good leadership candidate among your peers

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

Postby ht2988 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:31 am

finally under review (FINALLY) as of 2/11. submitted 11/15, complete 12/5 & 1/31.

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

Postby bluecouch » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:24 am

ht2988 wrote:finally under review (FINALLY) as of 2/11. submitted 11/15, complete 12/5 & 1/31.


+1 Very excited to see movement!

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

Postby MAHamlin » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:25 am

Emma. wrote:
grapefruits wrote:Does anyone have an idea of how many people actually interview?


I get the feeling that (somewhat similar to Harvard's admission interviews) not everyone who interviews will get in, but everyone who gets in will have been interviewed.

I could be completely wrong though, so don't freak out if you haven't been invited to interview yet!


Per Chicago's website:

"You should not read anything into whether you have been invited to interview. Some applicants will be admitted without an interview, and any outcome is possible after the interview. Being offered an interview does not mean that a candidate is guaranteed admission, nor does it mean that the Committee has questions about the applicant, or that the application is borderline."

What "some applicants" means is open to interpretation, but I thought I would at least share their official stance.

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

Postby whereskyle » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:29 pm

just interviewed. quickest turn around time?

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

Postby sinfiery » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:10 pm

ht2988 wrote:finally under review (FINALLY) as of 2/11.

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

Postby Crowing » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:58 pm

whereskyle wrote:just interviewed. quickest turn around time?


decisions are released in big batches. there has only been one batch so far (1/23).

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

Postby learntolift » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:00 pm

whereskyle wrote:just interviewed. quickest turn around time?

how'd it go? mines tomorrow at 1

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

Postby whereskyle » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:08 pm

Solidly. Did a bit of mock interviewing with a friend yesterday. It made me feel more comfortable today. I think it helped me tighten up my answers to basic interview questions. All the questions were ones you should already be expecting.




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