UChicago Waitlist 2013

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby Jaqen » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:45 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:Plucked from WL. No money upfront in the email, but they said it'll come separately? GL to everyone else - sounded like there would be another person's name drawn today too.


Congrats! I got my financial aid info the next day.

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:07 am

beepboopbeep wrote:Plucked from WL. No money upfront in the email, but they said it'll come separately? GL to everyone else - sounded like there would be another person's name drawn today too.


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Jealous. Seriously jealous. Congrats!

Did you send a LOCI (or multiple)? Write a Why Chicago? Would you mind PMing me some details? I see we have similar GPAs (which gives me hope!).

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:18 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
beepboopbeep wrote:Plucked from WL. No money upfront in the email, but they said it'll come separately? GL to everyone else - sounded like there would be another person's name drawn today too.


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Jealous. Seriously jealous. Congrats!

Did you send a LOCI (or multiple)? Write a Why Chicago? Would you mind PMing me some details? I see we have similar GPAs (which gives me hope!).


PM'ed - and thanks!

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby 2014 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:29 am

Are you considering attending beep, or did you already turn down a new lease and/or sign one in NY?

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby onionz » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:31 pm

Ahhh. Crazy. I still go crazy everytime I get a chicago-area code number, but alas, no love yet from U. Chicago. :-(

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:41 pm

2014 wrote:Are you considering attending beep, or did you already turn down a new lease and/or sign one in NY?


Definitely considering - waiting on aid. If it's comparable to CLS I'll grab it.

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby onionz » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:51 am

I assume no one has had any updates? Think we're basically done for the cycle?

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:30 pm

onionz wrote:I assume no one has had any updates? Think we're basically done for the cycle?

Impossible to say. So few people have come off the waitlist that the end of the cycle might as well have been declared in may. But I plan on waiting even until the week of orientation. Maybe by some miracle of God...

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby 2014 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:35 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
onionz wrote:I assume no one has had any updates? Think we're basically done for the cycle?

Impossible to say. So few people have come off the waitlist that the end of the cycle might as well have been declared in may. But I plan on waiting even until the week of orientation. Maybe by some miracle of God...

The week of our orientation is a month into every other school's semester fyi :(

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:01 pm

2014 wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:
onionz wrote:I assume no one has had any updates? Think we're basically done for the cycle?

Impossible to say. So few people have come off the waitlist that the end of the cycle might as well have been declared in may. But I plan on waiting even until the week of orientation. Maybe by some miracle of God...

The week of our orientation is a month into every other school's semester fyi :(

I'm a U of C graduate student.

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby 2014 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:59 am

fivestarfolds wrote:
2014 wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:
onionz wrote:I assume no one has had any updates? Think we're basically done for the cycle?

Impossible to say. So few people have come off the waitlist that the end of the cycle might as well have been declared in may. But I plan on waiting even until the week of orientation. Maybe by some miracle of God...

The week of our orientation is a month into every other school's semester fyi :(

I'm a U of C graduate student.

Lol perfect then, best of luck

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby yellowedpages » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:35 pm

Pulled from the waitlist this week after an interview! :)

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby 06102016 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:06 pm

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby senorhosh » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:04 am

yellowedpages wrote:Pulled from the waitlist this week after an interview! :)

Congrats!
When was your interview?

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:39 am

yellowedpages wrote:Pulled from the waitlist this week after an interview! :)


Grats! Join usss

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby onionz » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:29 pm

yellowedpages wrote:Pulled from the waitlist this week after an interview! :)


Wait was the interview this week?

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:15 pm

yellowedpages wrote:Pulled from the waitlist this week after an interview! :)


I know I said congrats already on your Thread, but congrats again!

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby Rory19 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:24 am

I just withdrew from the waitlist. Best of luck everyone!

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:59 pm

Any motion in this ocean?

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby americanman » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:02 am

JuniperCreekEsq wrote:Any motion in this ocean?


lol
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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby joshhoward » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:22 pm

still waitlisted....hmmm this is great

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:17 pm

kingabraham3 wrote:still waitlisted....hmmm this is great


UChicago is my last waitlist. I know I shouldn't be holding my breath, but my face is starting to turn purple regardless.

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby Cassandra_Troy » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:13 pm

Current UChicago student here. I hope none of you are giving up a full ride anywhere from this waitlist. I can tell you it's not worth it. The legal market still stinks, and UChicago is second to last or last among all the top law schools for on campus job interviews. That means if you're not in the top 20% -- and only 20% of you will be in the top 20% -- you might not get any callback because whichever market you're applying for will be down to their last few summer associate spots, and the only school that (occasionally) has job interviews after UChicago is Stanford.

The school is going to tell you that "everyone wants a UChicago kid" because of law & econ/ USA rankings/ some other reason. That is not true; every firm wants a UChicago kid in the top 20%. I have friends in the top 40% who cannot find a job. Pick your law school carefully; do not assume higher rankings = better school. Unless you go to Yale law, there is no such thing as guaranteed employment. In many cases, geography is more important than rankings. I am telling you this because I wish someone last year had told me.

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby Greenandgold » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:27 pm

Cassandra_Troy wrote:Current UChicago student here. I hope none of you are giving up a full ride anywhere from this waitlist. I can tell you it's not worth it. The legal market still stinks, and UChicago is second to last or last among all the top law schools for on campus job interviews. That means if you're not in the top 20% -- and only 20% of you will be in the top 20% -- you might not get any callback because whichever market you're applying for will be down to their last few summer associate spots, and the only school that (occasionally) has job interviews after UChicago is Stanford.

The school is going to tell you that "everyone wants a UChicago kid" because of law & econ/ USA rankings/ some other reason. That is not true; every firm wants a UChicago kid in the top 20%. I have friends in the top 40% who cannot find a job. Pick your law school carefully; do not assume higher rankings = better school. Unless you go to Yale law, there is no such thing as guaranteed employment. In many cases, geography is more important than rankings. I am telling you this because I wish someone last year had told me.


Did they bid outside of Chicago? I'm honestly just curious if there are people in the top 40% who couldn't snag a NY gig.

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Re: UChicago Waitlist 2013

Postby dj_roomba » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:34 pm

Greenandgold wrote:
Cassandra_Troy wrote:Current UChicago student here. I hope none of you are giving up a full ride anywhere from this waitlist. I can tell you it's not worth it. The legal market still stinks, and UChicago is second to last or last among all the top law schools for on campus job interviews. That means if you're not in the top 20% -- and only 20% of you will be in the top 20% -- you might not get any callback because whichever market you're applying for will be down to their last few summer associate spots, and the only school that (occasionally) has job interviews after UChicago is Stanford.

The school is going to tell you that "everyone wants a UChicago kid" because of law & econ/ USA rankings/ some other reason. That is not true; every firm wants a UChicago kid in the top 20%. I have friends in the top 40% who cannot find a job. Pick your law school carefully; do not assume higher rankings = better school. Unless you go to Yale law, there is no such thing as guaranteed employment. In many cases, geography is more important than rankings. I am telling you this because I wish someone last year had told me.


Did they bid outside of Chicago? I'm honestly just curious if there are people in the top 40% who couldn't snag a NY gig.


Of course there are. Top 40% doesn't mean you're guaranteed a biglaw job.
Biglaw jobs outside of Top 20% or so are scattered across the board.
So if Chicago has 60-70% biglaw + Fed. clerk rate (assuming those who got clerkship could have gotten biglaw), all or almost all of top 20% will probably snag these gigs and the rest (40-50%) will be dispersed among the 80% that want it.
Higher grades = higher chance but def. not guaranteed.

That leaves a good amount of people that aren't in ideal situations.

That said, Chicago has been in the top 3 for biglaw average/median for the past 6 years.
At same price, Chicago trumps all except CNP (HYS).

Obviously there are things you should consider (geography, etc.) but I think what he's saying is turning down a full ride at a T14 and hoping to be guaranteed a biglaw gig at Chicago is unwise.




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