Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:04 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
If my wife gets into med school there, I'd like to grab a beer with you (I'm assuming that I'm a marginal U of C candidate at best right now because I'm feeling particularly pessimistic).


I'm always down for a beer :D

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Leo » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:10 pm

Just had my interview. Got one question that I was not expecting: "What would you do if you decided not to go to law school?" But other than that, kappycaft1' interview guide was spot on.

Is there any conventional wisdom out there on (i) average time between interview and decision, and (ii) acceptance rate for those who interviewed?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lastsamurai » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:12 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Yeah, I figured as much. Oh well. Every day it's looking more and more like NYU is where I'm going to be with these pending non-acceptances. First UVA, soon to be UChi, probably Penn to follow lol.


Whoa whoa whoa...no losing hope just yet! It's not over 'til it's over

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby tls2175 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:20 pm

Leo wrote:Just had my interview. Got one question that I was not expecting: "What would you do if you decided not to go to law school?" But other than that, kappycaft1' interview guide was spot on.

Is there any conventional wisdom out there on (i) average time between interview and decision, and (ii) acceptance rate for those who interviewed?

Got this question, too. And "who influenced you most to go to law school?"

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Leo » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:24 pm

tls2175 wrote:
Leo wrote:Just had my interview. Got one question that I was not expecting: "What would you do if you decided not to go to law school?" But other than that, kappycaft1' interview guide was spot on.

Is there any conventional wisdom out there on (i) average time between interview and decision, and (ii) acceptance rate for those who interviewed?

Got this question, too. And "who influenced you most to go to law school?"

Oh yeah, I got that one too.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:33 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Yeah, I figured as much. Oh well. Every day it's looking more and more like NYU is where I'm going to be with these pending non-acceptances. First UVA, soon to be UChi, probably Penn to follow lol.


Whoa whoa whoa...no losing hope just yet! It's not over 'til it's over


True, but for some reason my hope is fading fast lol.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby orangec90 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:40 pm

FYI last year, the twitter said on 1/18: "Working on a big batch of decisions, but they will not be going out today. Interviewing means getting the January group out a little later."

Probably the same thing for us since it was the same Friday

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Leo » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:41 pm

Is there any conventional wisdom out there on (i) average time between interview and decision, and (ii) acceptance rate for those who are interviewed?

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby residentemma » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:07 pm

Just had my interview. For those wondering, I was asked:

Why law school?
Why UChicago?
Tell me about a time when you made a difficult decision; what was your decision-making process?
Is there someone in your life who has influenced your decision to pursue law?
If you were not pursuing law, what would your career path be?

...plus some resume specific things about my resume. Overall it started pretty formal and less conversational, but she lightened up by the end.

Good luck to everyone, hope we hear some good news soon!

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby emmybee » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:12 pm

Clemson772 wrote:What has the A/WL/D ratio been, in the past, for people that interviewed?


+1 I'd like to know this too. But the problem is TLS will never be representative of the applicant pool or interview pool as a whole. From the spreadsheet last year the overwhelming majority of people interviewed were accepted, but I don't think we can draw too many conclusions from that. Also, Chicago may be trying to interview more people this year, which could result in a lower interview/acceptance ratio.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby fivestarfolds » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:25 pm

emmybee wrote:
Clemson772 wrote:What has the A/WL/D ratio been, in the past, for people that interviewed?


+1 I'd like to know this too. But the problem is TLS will never be representative of the applicant pool or interview pool as a whole. From the spreadsheet last year the overwhelming majority of people interviewed were accepted, but I don't think we can draw too many conclusions from that. Also, Chicago may be trying to interview more people this year, which could result in a lower interview/acceptance ratio.

If I were gonna throw out a guess, it's above 50% and below 70% acceptance after an interview. That's just my "feeling" though. It helps me to sleep at night

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Luchi91 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:03 pm

@UChicagoLawApps

"Three-day weekends are great for crossing a few items of the to-do list. We can think of a few things to keep us busy the next few days."

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby The-Specs » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:04 pm

See UChicago Law's most recent tweet. What a bunch of trolls. :)

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Kimikho » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:06 pm

The-Specs wrote:See UChicago Law's most recent tweet. What a bunch of trolls. :)

ETA: Scooped


I kind of feel like this is like me saying, "great! A three-day weekend will be PERFECT for data collecting!"

the odds that I actually data-collect are slim-to-none but the odds that I paint my nails five times and finish off the jar of nutella are better than my Cooley odds

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Luchi91 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:14 pm

emmybee wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:last year's Sep-Oct were notified on the 23rd. I think that they are a few weeks ahead this year so I would expect them to maybe notify Sep through late Nov in the first round?

What do you guys think?


From last year's results spreadsheet it looks like the people who submitted in November didn't get interview requests until late January and then got decisions on 2/15/13 or 3/8/13. But I think we are on a faster schedule this year. I submitted in early November and already had my interview. If I had to guess I think November applicants will hear in this first wave.


I submitted in November and am UR3. No interview yet

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby midwest17 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:13 pm

scoobers wrote:better than my Cooley odds


This is now my favorite way to express high odds.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:21 pm

Luchi91 wrote:@UChicagoLawApps

"Three-day weekends are great for crossing a few items of the to-do list. We can think of a few things to keep us busy the next few days."


So decisions Tuesday or Wednesday I'm guessing.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby kershka » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:43 pm

midwest17 wrote:
scoobers wrote:better than my Cooley odds


This is now my favorite way to express high odds.

+1. This should become standard TLS lingo.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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lawschool22 wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:@UChicagoLawApps

"Three-day weekends are great for crossing a few items of the to-do list. We can think of a few things to keep us busy the next few days."


So decisions Tuesday or Wednesday I'm guessing.


Or maybe even sooner? lol

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:56 pm

Luchi91 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:@UChicagoLawApps

"Three-day weekends are great for crossing a few items of the to-do list. We can think of a few things to keep us busy the next few days."


So decisions Tuesday or Wednesday I'm guessing.


Or maybe even sooner? lol


Are they in on Monday? It's MLK day, but idk if they have that off or not.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Luchi91 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:57 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:@UChicagoLawApps

"Three-day weekends are great for crossing a few items of the to-do list. We can think of a few things to keep us busy the next few days."


So decisions Tuesday or Wednesday I'm guessing.


Or maybe even sooner? lol


Are they in on Monday? It's MLK day, but idk if they have that off or not.


But they can send info from home lol

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:07 pm

Luchi91 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:Or maybe even sooner? lol


Are they in on Monday? It's MLK day, but idk if they have that off or not.


But they can send info from home lol


I'd be surprised if they sent out decisions from home. But someone correct me if they know otherwise.

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:19 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:Or maybe even sooner? lol


Are they in on Monday? It's MLK day, but idk if they have that off or not.


But they can send info from home lol


I'd be surprised if they sent out decisions from home. But someone correct me if they know otherwise.


University (and law school) closed Monday. Hope for Tuesday, folks

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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby anubis1911 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:12 am

4th status update 1/17. Interview complete 1/13




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