Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:23 pm

If I was UR 1/31, should I have expected an interview invite by now if I was going to receive one?

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

Postby voytek » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:07 pm

learntolift wrote:
whereskyle wrote:just interviewed. quickest turn around time?

how'd it go? mines tomorrow at 1


I interviewed recently also and think it went pretty well. I didn't have much time to prepare as I got the slot short-notice but there were really no big curveball questions. Seems like they are just trying to get to know you a bit better. kappycaft1' thread on interviews had most of the questions she asked. Good luck, don't fret it!

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

Postby star fox » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:20 pm

I botched my interview on every level, it was a while ago now.

"what is your greatest accomplishment"

*silence*...... uhh, yeah

Wasn't expecting to get in this cycle anyways.

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

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:27 pm

john7234797 wrote:I botched my interview on every level, it was a while ago now.

"what is your greatest accomplishment"

*silence*...... uhh, yeah

Wasn't expecting to get in this cycle anyways.


You really should have an answer for that, its a stock question for any interview.

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

Postby learntolift » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:29 pm

do you all think it's better to be completely honest, or suck up kind of?

for example, if they ask what my favorite class was...truthfully it was a film symposium class i took. but i took a lot of interesting law classes too, should i name one of them as this IS a law school interview?

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

Postby khaleesi » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:30 pm

learntolift wrote:do you all think it's better to be completely honest, or suck up kind of?

for example, if they ask what my favorite class was...truthfully it was a film symposium class i took. but i took a lot of interesting law classes too, should i name one of them as this IS a law school interview?
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:29 pm


Why can't you name both? Talk about why you liked each of them.

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

Postby Crowing » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:31 pm

learntolift wrote:do you all think it's better to be completely honest, or suck up kind of?

for example, if they ask what my favorite class was...truthfully it was a film symposium class i took. but i took a lot of interesting law classes too, should i name one of them as this IS a law school interview?


i actually talked about a film project i did. i would just go with whatever you were truly most passionate about.

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

Postby 2014 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:44 pm

learntolift wrote:do you all think it's better to be completely honest, or suck up kind of?

for example, if they ask what my favorite class was...truthfully it was a film symposium class i took. but i took a lot of interesting law classes too, should i name one of them as this IS a law school interview?

In that case absolutely sincere. If some question like "Why Law School" or "Why Chicago" and your best reason is that you had nothing better to do or #5, then do not be sincere.

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

Postby callmemaybe84 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:18 pm

Can anybody get on LSN for Chicago? Or is that just down forever?

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

Postby venus » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:22 pm

callmemaybe84 wrote:Can anybody get on LSN for Chicago? Or is that just down forever?

Works for me.

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

Postby reallysearch » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:04 pm

Crowing wrote:
learntolift wrote:do you all think it's better to be completely honest, or suck up kind of?

for example, if they ask what my favorite class was...truthfully it was a film symposium class i took. but i took a lot of interesting law classes too, should i name one of them as this IS a law school interview?


i actually talked about a film project i did. i would just go with whatever you were truly most passionate about.


go with whatever you were truly most passionate about

+1

it's hard to engage the interviewer if you are not convinced by what you are saying

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

Postby learntolift » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:22 pm

sounds good, genuine it is.

when they refer to 'work style' do they mean like alone vs. in groups, or under pressure vs. taking time going slow, or just all of that combined? seems very abstract to me

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

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:37 pm

learntolift wrote:sounds good, genuine it is.

when they refer to 'work style' do they mean like alone vs. in groups, or under pressure vs. taking time going slow, or just all of that combined? seems very abstract to me

I'd imagine they just want to know how you work in general. What is the strategy that your normally employ? If it's not the same under all conditions, maybe mention how you adjust it based on the conditions and specify why.

Don't be afraid to ask, too, if you're unsure - it's better than just wandering in blind. When she asked me about my greatest accomplishment, I asked whether she meant personally or professionally. She said either, and so I responded accordingly.

If I had received the question, I was going to describe how I work in the same way that I respond to programming errors. Unfortunately I never got the opportunity - I was hoping for that question!

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

Postby star fox » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:15 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:
john7234797 wrote:I botched my interview on every level, it was a while ago now.

"what is your greatest accomplishment"

*silence*...... uhh, yeah

Wasn't expecting to get in this cycle anyways.


You really should have an answer for that, its a stock question for any interview.


Definite learning experience.

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

Postby 20141023 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:49 pm

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

Postby robot_socrates » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:52 pm

So I think there are at least 2 decent reasons for believing that the next batch of decisions will come out tomorrow.

1. Tomorrow counts as Mid-February.
2. The last batch of decisions came out on a Wednesday. (Which is why I sense tomorrow is more likely than Thursday).

Eh, eh??

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

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:57 pm

robot_socrates wrote:So I think there are at least 2 decent reasons for believing that the next batch of decisions will come out tomorrow.

1. Tomorrow counts as Mid-February.
2. The last batch of decisions came out on a Wednesday. (Which is why I sense tomorrow is more likely than Thursday).

Eh, eh??

Thought I might not be the only one who needs this wonderful tool right about now.

(Old, I know)

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Me tomorrowevery morning:

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

Postby robot_socrates » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:15 pm

LSATSCORES2012 wrote:
robot_socrates wrote:So I think there are at least 2 decent reasons for believing that the next batch of decisions will come out tomorrow.

1. Tomorrow counts as Mid-February.
2. The last batch of decisions came out on a Wednesday. (Which is why I sense tomorrow is more likely than Thursday).

Eh, eh??

Thought I might not be the only one who needs this wonderful tool right about now.

(Old, I know)

Image



Me tomorrowevery morning:

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That nicely sums up my last 3.5 months.

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

Postby sokomofo » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:32 am

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

Postby learntolift » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:09 pm

sokomofo wrote:so i had my interview yesterday, and i think it went well. i feel like it couldve been better though, i left out some of the information that i had prepared. all the questions i got were already mentioned in this thread. my interviewer could not have been nicer! such a sweetheart.

hopefully i can be included in the next round of acceptance wave haha


ah nice, got mine in 5 hours. probably will go over my answers once more out loud an hour or 2 beforehand but other than that no real point in fretting now. just gonna occupy my mind elsewhere, i think i am hyping it up too much in my head

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

Postby Gisney » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:09 pm

I had my interview last week on 2/7 after which my status changed back to under review. Then I had another update on my profile on 2/11. Anyone else get a second update after their interview?

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

Postby Gisney » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:10 pm

learntolift wrote:
sokomofo wrote:so i had my interview yesterday, and i think it went well. i feel like it couldve been better though, i left out some of the information that i had prepared. all the questions i got were already mentioned in this thread. my interviewer could not have been nicer! such a sweetheart.

hopefully i can be included in the next round of acceptance wave haha


ah nice, got mine in 5 hours. probably will go over my answers once more out loud an hour or 2 beforehand but other than that no real point in fretting now. just gonna occupy my mind elsewhere, i think i am hyping it up too much in my head


Also I posted this in the interview thread but I was asked a question not listed by the others.

Who inspired you to go to law school?

Good luck!

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

Postby clouded.memory » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:11 pm

Gisney wrote:I had my interview last week on 2/7 after which my status changed back to under review. Then I had another update on my profile on 2/11. Anyone else get a second update after their interview?

I had that second update too. I think I've seen others in this thread who said they have, as well.

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

Postby Teflon_Don » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:21 pm

clouded.memory wrote:
Gisney wrote:I had my interview last week on 2/7 after which my status changed back to under review. Then I had another update on my profile on 2/11. Anyone else get a second update after their interview?

I had that second update too. I think I've seen others in this thread who said they have, as well.


+1. Went back UR 2/6 after my interview. Now I'm UR2 on 2/11

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

Postby whereskyle » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:28 pm

Two questions.

Firstly, are certain applicants interviewed more than once?

Secondly, has anyone here, who thought his or her interview went pretty well, been disappointed by subsequent results?

Thanks, all.




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