Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby cnk » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:38 pm

checking-in, just submitted today! last application :)

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Postby nmlf16 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:37 pm

Checking in.

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Postby gjk07fsu » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:37 pm

Checking in as well. Hoping to get a decision soon!

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby wu27 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:44 pm

Recently withdrew, hopefully my spot and scholarship money can go to one of you guys!

Was accepted in December with 20k/year

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby cnk » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:41 pm

updated to "app complete - in review" again today 1/16 (from 1/14). hopefully that's good news?

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby nmlf16 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:05 am

cnk wrote:updated to "app complete - in review" again today 1/16 (from 1/14). hopefully that's good news?


Mine did the same.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby criminaltheory » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:48 pm

Accepted today w/ $25k/yr. Yay!

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby gjk07fsu » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:25 pm

Accepted today! $20k a year! My top choice in Chicago.
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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby otom » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:24 am

In with 20k/ year. $$ is a very nice surprise.

158 / 3.37 (3.7)

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby dan k » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:19 am

in today via email. will update once i get acceptance package

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby dynamic28 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:51 am

Just got in today too with $$! I hadn't really put it on the top of my list but the money they are willing to give me in combination with the current economy, I'd be silly not to strong consider it.

Is anyone familiar with COL of living in Chicago? I'm trying to get a feel of the city and where law students live. Would it be silly for me to try to find a place in Wicker Park (I hear it's a cool neighborhood and somewhat near?) or do most live in the Loop, somewhere near the law school?

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby goCATSgo » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:52 am

dynamic28 wrote:Just got in today too with $$! I hadn't really put it on the top of my list but the money they are willing to give me in combination with the current economy, I'd be silly not to strong consider it.

Is anyone familiar with COL of living in Chicago? I'm trying to get a feel of the city and where law students live. Would it be silly for me to try to find a place in Wicker Park (I hear it's a cool neighborhood and somewhat near?) or do most live in the Loop, somewhere near the law school?


Hey, native Chicagoan here.

The loop is extravagantly expensive, so keep that in mind. South Loop offers slightly cheaper options but you have to be patient/be willing to hunt. If you consider living outside the loop area, any neighborhood on the Red Line CTA train will get you there in under half an hour. IIT is very accesible by the red line.

Neighborhoods adjacent to the red line "el": Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Gold Coast. It is relatively accesible from Wicker Park but you are facing a 45 minute commute on the bus.

Hope that helps!

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby Po0329 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:10 am

Congrats! Went complete here right after the first, submitted 12/21. Hoping the notifications that went out yesterday and overnight will continue today (and include me).

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby Po0329 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:14 am

I'm also a native Chicagoan, and Wicker Park wouldn't be too bad at all. You could take the blue line into downtown and around Congress. You end up walking three or four blocks from the El downtown. Wicker Park is a little pricey. Maybe a 30 minute commute depending on how far from the El you would live in Wicker park. Anywhere off the red line or blue line would be fine. COL in general is pretty expensive, though.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby romanticegotist » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:35 am

Po0329 wrote:I'm also a native Chicagoan, and Wicker Park wouldn't be too bad at all. You could take the blue line into downtown and around Congress. You end up walking three or four blocks from the El downtown. Wicker Park is a little pricey. Maybe a 30 minute commute depending on how far from the El you would live in Wicker park. Anywhere off the red line or blue line would be fine. COL in general is pretty expensive, though.


All the red line runs (almost?) all night so living near is is a pretty good plan generally.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby Giddy-Up » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:58 am

Class of 2011 Kent Grad - Happy to answer questions.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby romanticegotist » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:05 am

Giddy-Up wrote:Class of 2011 Kent Grad - Happy to answer questions.


HAVE YOU JOB.


I mean, that's the elephant in the room here.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby nba101790 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:10 am

It's also worth noting that relative to other US major cities with a large concentration of students (NY, DC, Boston, LA, SF), Chicago is pretty cheap in terms of cost of living. By and large, everything from rent to incidentals run around 45-50% of what they'd cost in NYC/SF, and 70% of the other cities I mentioned.

Living anywhere on the red line will give you easy access to Kent (and Northwestern and Loyola, for that matter) as well as most of the rest of the city.


Edit: Wow, 8 hour turn around to go from submitted to complete and in review.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby illiniguy1551 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:06 pm

Giddy-Up wrote:Class of 2011 Kent Grad - Happy to answer questions.


How does Kent compare to Loyola, DePaul, and John Marshall (mostly regarding non-biglaw jobs)? Also, do you think the Kent degree would be portable to the less than desirable markets of Central Illinois?

And yes, I hail from Central Illinois, not "downstate." Lol.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby Giddy-Up » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:35 am

romanticegotist wrote:
Giddy-Up wrote:Class of 2011 Kent Grad - Happy to answer questions.


HAVE YOU JOB.


I mean, that's the elephant in the room here.

Yes - one that requires a law degree, take home is about 90k

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby Giddy-Up » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:39 am

[quote="illiniguy1551"][quote="Giddy-Up"]Class of 2011 Kent Grad - Happy to answer questions.[/quote]

How does Kent compare to Loyola, DePaul, and John Marshall (mostly regarding non-biglaw jobs)? Also, do you think the Kent degree would be portable to the less than desirable markets of Central Illinois?

And yes, I hail from Central Illinois, not "downstate." Lol.[/quote]
Generally, kent, DePaul, and Loyola are seen as about the same. Marshall is considerably worse, just as NW and Chicago are far better than Kent, Loyola and DePaul. I really don't have much knowledge about the central Illinois market, but I imagine the degree is portable. If you are choosing between Kent, Loyola or DePaul, go to the one that gives you the most money.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby Po0329 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:55 pm

Admitted via status checker! Waiting on email and everything else, though.

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby romanticegotist » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:58 pm

anyone know anything about the honors program?

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby nba101790 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:59 pm

Po0329 wrote:Admitted via status checker! Waiting on email and everything else, though.



Congrats!

When did you apply?

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Re: Chicago-Kent c/o 2016 (2012-2013) cycle Applicant Thread

Postby Po0329 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:02 pm

Scholarship email just came. 20k, which is pretty excellent.

I applied 12/21, went complete right after new years.




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