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

Postby Triveal » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:45 am

I think I will apply, but don't really have any interest in going to Chicago for 3 years. I'd pick CNP and possibly even V over it.

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

Postby skers » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:19 pm

Triveal wrote:I think I will apply, but don't really have any interest in going to Chicago for 3 years. I'd pick CNP and possibly even V over it.


Thanks. We all needed to know this.

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

Postby rickyb514 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:10 pm

TemporarySaint wrote:
Triveal wrote:I think I will apply, but don't really have any interest in going to Chicago for 3 years. I'd pick CNP and possibly even V over it.


Thanks. We all needed to know this.


^Haha, right? No interest in a top-five school in a great city. @Triveal - you have a better shot at NPV anyway, so why waste your time here? 99% of law school applicants would be happy to go to Chicago.

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

Postby anewaphorist » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:15 pm

Chicago does fee waivers. If you qualify for one, it will show up on your LSAC Application fees page once you've taken the LSAT.

Lol at the guy willing to pick insular, fratty Charlottesville over a world-class city like Chi-town.

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

Postby skers » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:28 pm

anewaphorist wrote:Chicago does fee waivers. If you qualify for one, it will show up on your LSAC Application fees page once you've taken the LSAT.

Lol at the guy willing to pick insular, fratty Charlottesville over a world-class city like Chi-town.


Charlottesville is an awesome town tbf.

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:53 pm

anewaphorist wrote:Chicago does fee waivers. If you qualify for one, it will show up on your LSAC Application fees page once you've taken the LSAT.

Lol at the guy willing to pick insular, fratty Charlottesville over a world-class city like Chi-town.


What is this LSAC application fees page that you speak of?

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

Postby Yardbird » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:00 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:Chicago does fee waivers. If you qualify for one, it will show up on your LSAC Application fees page once you've taken the LSAT.

Lol at the guy willing to pick insular, fratty Charlottesville over a world-class city like Chi-town.


What is this LSAC application fees page that you speak of?

When you go to submit your application, it'll have the fee waived if you qualified for it. The so-called "hidden waiver." FWIW, an LSAT of 174 did not get a waiver. I think they care more about GPA + LSAT than LSAT on its own.

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

Postby RSterling » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:12 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:Chicago does fee waivers. If you qualify for one, it will show up on your LSAC Application fees page once you've taken the LSAT.

Lol at the guy willing to pick insular, fratty Charlottesville over a world-class city like Chi-town.


What is this LSAC application fees page that you speak of?

When you go to submit your application, it'll have the fee waived if you qualified for it. The so-called "hidden waiver." FWIW, an LSAT of 174 did not get a waiver. I think they care more about GPA + LSAT than LSAT on its own.


Has Chicago granted solicited requests in the past? I'm slightly under median LSAT but well above 75th GPA, so I was hoping to get a little love.

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:17 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:Chicago does fee waivers. If you qualify for one, it will show up on your LSAC Application fees page once you've taken the LSAT.

Lol at the guy willing to pick insular, fratty Charlottesville over a world-class city like Chi-town.


What is this LSAC application fees page that you speak of?

When you go to submit your application, it'll have the fee waived if you qualified for it. The so-called "hidden waiver." FWIW, an LSAT of 174 did not get a waiver. I think they care more about GPA + LSAT than LSAT on its own.


Has anyone actually confirmed that they do hidden fee waivers? In the thread from 2011-12 they are not one of the schools listed that do that. I am a 3.99/174 so I should have one if they do them, but I'm having trouble uploading my PS and resume to be able to finish the app and get to payment.

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

Postby RSterling » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:30 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:Chicago does fee waivers. If you qualify for one, it will show up on your LSAC Application fees page once you've taken the LSAT.

Lol at the guy willing to pick insular, fratty Charlottesville over a world-class city like Chi-town.


What is this LSAC application fees page that you speak of?

When you go to submit your application, it'll have the fee waived if you qualified for it. The so-called "hidden waiver." FWIW, an LSAT of 174 did not get a waiver. I think they care more about GPA + LSAT than LSAT on its own.


Has anyone actually confirmed that they do hidden fee waivers? In the thread from 2011-12 they are not one of the schools listed that do that. I am a 3.99/174 so I should have one if they do them, but I'm having trouble uploading my PS and resume to be able to finish the app and get to payment.


your lsat is better than mine (I'm at 4.0/169), but I can confirm that there is no hidden waiver on my page.

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

Postby tyler.durden » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:53 pm

Got my military service fee waiver code today! $$$ Pretty quick turn around, I emailed them yesterday...

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

Postby voytek » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:11 pm

Checking in for chi town

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

Postby Greenandgold » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:04 am

Chicago's a little bit stingy with their fee waivers so don't take offense if you don't get one. Just checked my LSN and them, Harvard, and UT were the only schools that I didn't get a fee waiver from. Good luck this cycle guys! Hope to see y'all at Chicago next year.

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

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:48 am

I had unsolicited waivers from all of CCN last year with 4.0/173. I took the October LSAT so this might not help anyone now, but here were the dates I received waivers (and could find the email)

UVA 10/26
Gtown 10/26
Northwestern 10/27
UCLA 10/27
UC Irvine 11/9
Chicago 12/19
Penn 12/19
Duke PT 1/10
USC 1/10
Vandy 1/11


I know CLS was right around the time I got one from Chicago and NYU was one of the earliest. Harvard sent me a fake-out waiver email inviting me to apply on 12/1, but they didn't waive the fee.

Good luck to everyone this year.

Edit- Columbia was actually Feb 2.

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

Postby Rahviveh » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:37 pm

How do you check for hidden waivers?

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

Postby EttaJ » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:54 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:How do you check for hidden waivers?


viewtopic.php?f=2&t=129078

Hope this helps!

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

Postby honeybadger12 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:55 pm

Is it important how you answer the "What prompted you to apply to this law school?" question, i.e. would they have a problem if someone were to put US News and nothing else, for example?

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

Postby rickyb514 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:52 pm

giuseppes12 wrote:Is it important how you answer the "What prompted you to apply to this law school?" question, i.e. would they have a problem if someone were to put US News and nothing else, for example?


I think the consensus would be to take every part of your application seriously. Why leave anything to chance? I know it's your hypothetical, but if you can't think of another reason to attend Chicago other than it's USNR, you're probably not cut out for Chicago. I never understood why people want answers to seemingly obvious questions. For you it should be: (1) write killer application, (2) get into Chicago Law, (3) make $$, (4) run world.

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

Postby dsn32 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:01 pm

Checking in as well! Maybe a little bit of a stretch to get in, but I'm gonna put my best app forward and see what happens.

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:20 pm

rickyb514 wrote:
giuseppes12 wrote:Is it important how you answer the "What prompted you to apply to this law school?" question, i.e. would they have a problem if someone were to put US News and nothing else, for example?


I think the consensus would be to take every part of your application seriously. Why leave anything to chance? I know it's your hypothetical, but if you can't think of another reason to attend Chicago other than it's USNR, you're probably not cut out for Chicago. I never understood why people want answers to seemingly obvious questions. For you it should be: (1) write killer application, (2) get into Chicago Law, (3) make $$, (4) run world.


Started this application tonight, and the issue here is that this question doesn't allow for written reasons why you're attracted to Chicago: it asks what "prompted" you to apply, i.e. how you heard about them. The possible answers are preselected and you have to check off those that apply to you.

I didn't find out about Chicago through LSAC or the ABA, I wasn't encouraged by a relative or pre-law adviser who was familiar with the school, and I never attended any recruiting events. So I'm just checking off the boxes that say "USNR" and "Internet-Other" (TLS isn't an option lol). I don't know if it will negatively impact my application or not, but I'm not going to lie and check off any boxes that don't apply.

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

Postby honeybadger12 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:24 pm

Sorry yeah should've been more clear about the question for those who haven't checked out the app yet

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

Postby honeybadger12 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:30 pm

rickyb514 wrote:
giuseppes12 wrote:Is it important how you answer the "What prompted you to apply to this law school?" question, i.e. would they have a problem if someone were to put US News and nothing else, for example?


I think the consensus would be to take every part of your application seriously.

Actually it's pretty funny (and understandable) that you thought I was going to write a "Why X" about the USN ranking and nothing else haha I'm sure that'd be a quick route to the rejection pile

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:14 pm

giuseppes12 wrote:Actually it's pretty funny (and understandable) that you thought I was going to write a "Why X" about the USN ranking and nothing else haha I'm sure that'd be a quick route to the rejection pile


Yeah, I can see it now:

Though my life has experienced many changes, one thing remains constant, a reoccurring symbol amidst the chaos: the number 5. I was born the youngest of 5 siblings, entered the educational system exactly on my 5th birthday, my baseball jersey was number 5, I graduated 5th in my class in high school, and took 5 years to finish my college degree, as I was working part-time for Domino's Pizza, where I invented the 555 deal. Thus, once I decided that law was the career for me, I knew what I had to do. I grabbed a copy of the U.S. News Rankings, immediately looked up the 5th spot, and there it was: Chicago Law School. Destiny is calling. Chicago Law, you are the one for me.

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

Postby honeybadger12 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:41 pm

Lavitz wrote:
giuseppes12 wrote:Actually it's pretty funny (and understandable) that you thought I was going to write a "Why X" about the USN ranking and nothing else haha I'm sure that'd be a quick route to the rejection pile


Yeah, I can see it now:

Though my life has experienced many changes, one thing remains constant, a reoccurring symbol amidst the chaos: the number 5. I was born the youngest of 5 siblings, entered the educational system exactly on my 5th birthday, my baseball jersey was number 5, I graduated 5th in my class in high school, and took 5 years to finish my college degree, as I was working part-time for Domino's Pizza, where I invented the 555 deal. Thus, once I decided that law was the career for me, I knew what I had to do. I grabbed a copy of the U.S. News Rankings, immediately looked up the 5th spot, and there it was: Chicago Law School. Destiny is calling. Chicago Law, you are the one for me.

hahaha

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

Postby Xifeng » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:45 pm

Good luck, everyone! There's a taking questions thread here if you want to learn more about Chicago, or feel free to PM me (or other UChicago students) if you have questions.




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