Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:11 pm

I think this is a part of Chicago's plan... they also have one of the last ASW's.

I have a feeling that I'm going to fall in love with every school I visit right after I visit, so it will then be my top choice. It follows that if I visit Chicago last, Chicago will be my top choice at the time that I need to submit deposits. I'd imagine I'm not the only one who is this way.

However, at the rate they're going, they won't admit students in time to book flights for ASW :?

(I actually hope I can be more rational in my decision making than this. I'm kind of already in love with UChicago, anyway, so ASW's probably won't make much of a difference.)

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

Postby vzapana » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:22 pm

I'm fairly confident that they'll do one or two more interview rounds with Dec/ early Jan applicants, and that the rest of applicants will be decided just by the paper application. Otherwise, they won't have their initial admits done by ASW.

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

Postby WalkingPlato » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:07 am

For those that received the interview invite, how does that all go down? After giving them our Skype name and picking a time slot, will they eventually add us on skype or do we just sit there around the time the interview should go down and randomly wait for Skype to go off?

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

Postby Jaqen » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:13 am

WalkingPlato wrote:For those that received the interview invite, how does that all go down? After giving them our Skype name and picking a time slot, will they eventually add us on skype or do we just sit there around the time the interview should go down and randomly wait for Skype to go off?


They added then immediately Skype-called me one minute after the scheduled interview time.

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

Postby WalkingPlato » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:16 am

Jaqen wrote:
WalkingPlato wrote:For those that received the interview invite, how does that all go down? After giving them our Skype name and picking a time slot, will they eventually add us on skype or do we just sit there around the time the interview should go down and randomly wait for Skype to go off?


They added then immediately Skype-called me one minute after the scheduled interview time.


Man, I'm kinda nervous... I can only imagine just sitting there waiting for something to pop up, get added, and then BAM right into it..

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

Postby Crowing » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:23 am

LSATSCORES2012 wrote:I think this is a part of Chicago's plan... they also have one of the last ASW's.

I have a feeling that I'm going to fall in love with every school I visit right after I visit, so it will then be my top choice. It follows that if I visit Chicago last, Chicago will be my top choice at the time that I need to submit deposits. I'd imagine I'm not the only one who is this way.

However, at the rate they're going, they won't admit students in time to book flights for ASW :?

(I actually hope I can be more rational in my decision making than this. I'm kind of already in love with UChicago, anyway, so ASW's probably won't make much of a difference.)


I see a lot of "Chicago was my first choice, but then I went to ASW" here and on LSN. I think Ken even has something about how he found Chicago depressing in his profile lol.

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

Postby Jaqen » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:16 am

WalkingPlato wrote:
Jaqen wrote:
WalkingPlato wrote:For those that received the interview invite, how does that all go down? After giving them our Skype name and picking a time slot, will they eventually add us on skype or do we just sit there around the time the interview should go down and randomly wait for Skype to go off?


They added then immediately Skype-called me one minute after the scheduled interview time.


Man, I'm kinda nervous... I can only imagine just sitting there waiting for something to pop up, get added, and then BAM right into it..


Well you have to accept the call, so it gives you a few seconds. :P

I see a lot of "Chicago was my first choice, but then I went to ASW" here and on LSN. I think Ken even has something about how he found Chicago depressing in his profile lol.


NOT LISTENING LALALA

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Postby Crowing » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:25 am

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

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:52 am

Crowing wrote:
LSATSCORES2012 wrote:I think this is a part of Chicago's plan... they also have one of the last ASW's.

I have a feeling that I'm going to fall in love with every school I visit right after I visit, so it will then be my top choice. It follows that if I visit Chicago last, Chicago will be my top choice at the time that I need to submit deposits. I'd imagine I'm not the only one who is this way.

However, at the rate they're going, they won't admit students in time to book flights for ASW :?

(I actually hope I can be more rational in my decision making than this. I'm kind of already in love with UChicago, anyway, so ASW's probably won't make much of a difference.)


I see a lot of "Chicago was my first choice, but then I went to ASW" here and on LSN. I think Ken even has something about how he found Chicago depressing in his profile lol.
Lol, I've never been to Chicago so I wouldn't know. But if this is true, then this is possibly the worst strategy Chicago could have come up with.

ETA: Unless they're pushing it so far precisely so that they accept a lot of people only after ASW is already over!

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

Postby banjo » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:21 am

Last year I think Paul Campos posted that Chicago was still willing to receive applicantions in July or something. They start a month later than everyone else, so I think that urgency is just not there.

Oh I had to add this gem from the TLS profile:

Brian Leiter wrote:A friend of mine from NYU’s faculty came to a conference here and participated in a Friday evening session of the conference and it wasn’t like it was a Supreme Court justice, it was a bunch of law professors on a Friday evening, and there were about a hundred and fifty students and he couldn’t believe it. He said this wouldn’t happen at NYU — there are more distractions.


This visiting professor from NYU was literally incredulous at how lame Chicago students are.

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

Postby talesofyore » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:28 am

banjo wrote:Last year I think Paul Campos posted that Chicago was still willing to receive applicantions in July or something. They start a month later than everyone else, so I think that urgency is just not there.

Oh I had to add this gem from the TLS profile:

Brian Leiter wrote:A friend of mine from NYU’s faculty came to a conference here and participated in a Friday evening session of the conference and it wasn’t like it was a Supreme Court justice, it was a bunch of law professors on a Friday evening, and there were about a hundred and fifty students and he couldn’t believe it. He said this wouldn’t happen at NYU — there are more distractions.


This visiting professor from NYU was literally incredulous at how lame Chicago students are.


How is it lame to take advantage of opportunities to learn?

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

Postby vzapana » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:32 am

talesofyore wrote:
banjo wrote:Last year I think Paul Campos posted that Chicago was still willing to receive applicantions in July or something. They start a month later than everyone else, so I think that urgency is just not there.

Oh I had to add this gem from the TLS profile:

Brian Leiter wrote:A friend of mine from NYU’s faculty came to a conference here and participated in a Friday evening session of the conference and it wasn’t like it was a Supreme Court justice, it was a bunch of law professors on a Friday evening, and there were about a hundred and fifty students and he couldn’t believe it. He said this wouldn’t happen at NYU — there are more distractions.


This visiting professor from NYU was literally incredulous at how lame Chicago students are.


How is it lame to take advantage of opportunities to learn?


If Friday evening means like 6 pm, before students go to dinner and go out, then this is fine. But if this is the students' 10pm pregame activity, that's pretty lame

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

Postby robot_socrates » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:34 am

vzapana wrote:
talesofyore wrote:
banjo wrote:Last year I think Paul Campos posted that Chicago was still willing to receive applicantions in July or something. They start a month later than everyone else, so I think that urgency is just not there.

Oh I had to add this gem from the TLS profile:

Brian Leiter wrote:A friend of mine from NYU’s faculty came to a conference here and participated in a Friday evening session of the conference and it wasn’t like it was a Supreme Court justice, it was a bunch of law professors on a Friday evening, and there were about a hundred and fifty students and he couldn’t believe it. He said this wouldn’t happen at NYU — there are more distractions.


This visiting professor from NYU was literally incredulous at how lame Chicago students are.


How is it lame to take advantage of opportunities to learn?


If Friday evening means like 6 pm, before students go to dinner and go out, then this is fine. But if this is the students' 10pm pregame activity, that's pretty lame


Let's not forget that UChicago is where "fun comes to die." :lol:

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

Postby BSC » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:41 am

Any UR 2/19 people getting invites?

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

Postby bluecouch » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:42 am

BSC wrote:Any UR 2/19 people getting invites?


Or UR 2/11 folks? I feel like I must have missed the boat here.

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

Postby wisteria » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:55 pm

Had my interview. It had a lot more questions than the harvard interview, but still it only lasted 16 minutes. I probably answered too briefly and talked too fast. Almost all questions were previously mentioned here, but I stumbled a bit when she veered off course and asked a followup question. I think I babbled something and stuttered a lot. Yikes. PM if you are interested in any details.

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

Postby wisteria » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:56 pm

bluecouch wrote:
BSC wrote:Any UR 2/19 people getting invites?


Or UR 2/11 folks? I feel like I must have missed the boat here.


I was UR 2/11. Got invite last week.

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

Postby 02889 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:27 pm

Status checker question:

I was complete 11/1, UR 1/3, interview invite late Jan, interview 2/18, UR 2/18, UR 2/21

From what I've read, people tend to get UR updates the day of their interview and shortly after, then finally the day of/before decisions. If the next batch is going out on March 8ish, I shouldn't expect an UR update until then, right?

Basically I'm just asking if it's pointless to keep checking my status checker on a daily basis if it's nearly certain that it won't change for two more weeks.

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

Postby wisteria » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:35 pm

02889 wrote:Basically I'm just asking if it's pointless to keep checking my status checker on a daily basis if it's nearly certain that it won't change for two more weeks.


I think it's pointless. But you know you are going to check anyway. :wink:

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

Postby bluecouch » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:36 pm

wisteria wrote:
bluecouch wrote:
BSC wrote:Any UR 2/19 people getting invites?


Or UR 2/11 folks? I feel like I must have missed the boat here.


I was UR 2/11. Got invite last week.


hmmm... *throwing in the towel*

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

Postby wisteria » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:41 pm

So I was looking at the Interview/Accept spreadsheet, out of 58 people who were interviewed and had already had a decision, only 6 were WL. All others were accept. Could the acceptance rate be really that high? I'm guessing those who didn't receive acceptances were probably much less interested in filling out the survey.

I've been playing back the interview in my head all morning. And the more I think about it, the more I feel bad about it. Ugh...

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

Postby RSterling » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:03 pm

Has anyone in the first wave of acceptance heard of anything money-wise? The e-mail we received said that offers would start going out at the end of Feb.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:04 pm

RSterling wrote:Has anyone in the first wave of acceptance heard of anything money-wise? The e-mail we received said that offers would start going out at the end of Feb.


admitted student site says early march.

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

Postby cwid1391 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:56 pm

Had my interview earlier today. I think it went well, and I think kappycaft1' thread really helped with preparing for it.

I know a lot of people said that she seemed detached but I thought Dean Perry was engaged and very back-and-forth with me. I got maybe 7 questions and all of them were included on the kappycaft1 thread. I'll be happy to answer any other questions through PM.




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