Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby Kit Cloudkicker » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:47 am

Checkin in this bitch! :) Good luck to all.

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

Postby rickyb514 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:13 pm

giuseppes12 wrote:
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



Haha yeah saw the app and the corresponding question. This essay is impressive though :D

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

Postby tyler.durden » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:36 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.



This is awesome, well done

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

Postby KevinP » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:41 pm

Did anyone else catch that the "Decision Date Graph 2011-2012 Cycle" says Georgetown University Law Center? lol

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

Postby Lavitz » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:30 pm

rickyb514 wrote:Haha yeah saw the app and the corresponding question. This essay is impressive though :D


tyler.durden wrote:This is awesome, well done


Thanks :) . Now maybe I should start working on my actual "Why X" essays lol.

KevinP wrote:Did anyone else catch that the "Decision Date Graph 2011-2012 Cycle" says Georgetown University Law Center? lol


Nope, looks like we all got trolled :lol: . Anyway, here's the real one until ChampagnePapi updates:

Image

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

Postby honeybadger12 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:39 pm

Please identify up to three areas of academic interest (e.g., Constitutional Law, International Law, Law and Economics), students organizations, or other topics that you would like to learn more about at the University of Chicago Law School: (maximum characters 200)

Is a simple list with no elaboration fine here?

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

Postby Lavitz » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:55 pm

giuseppes12 wrote:
Please identify up to three areas of academic interest (e.g., Constitutional Law, International Law, Law and Economics), students organizations, or other topics that you would like to learn more about at the University of Chicago Law School: (maximum characters 200)

Is a simple list with no elaboration fine here?


That's what I have so far. I didn't even consider the possibility of elaborating until I was going to bed last night. I don't really plan on changing it though, because I figure they can read my PS and make reasonable inferences as to why I would be interested in those topics / programs. And 200 characters isn't that much space anyway -- I believe that would be around one sentence each.

Edit: The way they worded it also makes it sound like it might just be used for promotional purposes if you're admitted and they want to convince you to attend. They can go back to your app, look at your expressed interests and then send you material and have students who participated in those organizations and maybe even professors who teach certain classes reach out to you. I feel the app somewhat hinted at this when it asked permission for students and faculty to contact us.
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Re: Chicago c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby honeybadger12 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:23 pm

Yeah I just tried it out and there's not really space for sentences

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

Postby EdgarWinter » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:03 pm

I actually got Chicago to give me a fee-waiver last cycle when I don't think they were otherwise planning on doing so. I didn't (iirc) have a hidden waiver by November and so I called. I got rebuffed by some sort of pro on the other line end but I did her one better by asking if there was an email address I could message and then, right as she was about to hang up and get rid of me, asking for her name. Next I sent an email going like this:

"Hello ______

I called and spoke to X today who told me that I might message you about the possibility of an application fee waiver..."

totally got it. Boom. My numbers were high so that might have helped.

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

Postby outlookingin » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:35 pm

Checking in.

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

Postby honeybadger12 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:45 pm

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Thoughts on leaving #1 and/or #6 blank on section 8 of the app?

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

Postby Lavitz » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:21 am

giuseppes12 wrote:--LinkRemoved--
Thoughts on leaving #1 and/or #6 blank on section 8 of the app?


After reading this, I'll probably leave #6 blank. As it is, have a feeling Chicago will be looking to WL/reject me since my GPA is below their median but above Columbia's and NYU's. No need to add fuel to the fire by confirming that I'll be applying there. I'd have no problem listing every school I'm applying to if they really wanted to know, but in this instance I suppose there's no benefit to disclosing.

Not sure about #1. I think I'll just leave my answers for now.

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

Postby Jaqen » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:37 am

Checking in.

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

Postby Yardbird » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:51 pm

KevinP wrote:Did anyone else catch that the "Decision Date Graph 2011-2012 Cycle" says Georgetown University Law Center? lol

I can confirm that ChampagnePapi put the wrong graph as there is most definitely a Chicago Graph (I made them =P)

Here are the rest if anyone is interested: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=191559

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

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

Postby 2014 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:59 pm

I would list it separately under honors but in one mention.

Ex:
Academic Honors - Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2011

If it is called Dean's List or something else legit sounding put that too.

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

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

Postby helix23 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:19 pm

Anyone's app move from 'Active' to 'Completed' yet?

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:14 pm

honeybadger12 wrote:--LinkRemoved--
Thoughts on leaving #1 and/or #6 blank on section 8 of the app?

Thanks for that link - pretty interesting.

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

Postby pandamonium13 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:13 pm

Checking in

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

Postby applemaroon » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:32 am

Checking in as well! Hello from Chicago!

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:02 pm

Still no Chicago fee waivers? Do want.

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

Postby Br3v » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:35 pm

Checking in for Oct LSAT motivation!
Can't belive it is already our time to apply, good luck to everyone!

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

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

Postby Br3v » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:52 pm

slack_academic wrote:
Br3v wrote:Checking in for Oct LSAT motivation!
Can't belive it is already our time to apply, good luck to everyone!


I remember you were very active in the June LSAT threads. Hope you hit your goal in October.


Hey, thanks man.




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