Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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kathj06
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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby kathj06 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:03 am

Sorry; I didn't know Chicago practiced YP...at least you have some halfway decent back-up schools!

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

Postby bbkk » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:09 am

Didn't stay late enough yesterday to witness the wave, but CONGRATS to the new admits!!!


crazyrobin wrote:waitlisted
:roll:
Chicago, I hate you.

Numbers are both above 75%


You got YP'ed, obviously. :roll:

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:10 am

kathj06 wrote:Sorry; I didn't know Chicago practiced YP...at least you have some halfway decent back-up schools!


They're not really known to practice YP. Usually they accept you and give you a ruby if you have HYS numbers.

Paging cotiger.

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

Postby DrStudMuffin » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:18 am

Also waitlisted.

Interviewed in December


HAD to have been YP for me :lol:
(probably actually was for robin)
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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby crazyrobin » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:19 am

lawschool22 wrote:
kathj06 wrote:Sorry; I didn't know Chicago practiced YP...at least you have some halfway decent back-up schools!


They're not really known to practice YP. Usually they accept you and give you a ruby if you have HYS numbers.

Paging cotiger.


There is precedent that they waitlisted people with both above 75 percentile numbers and HYS acceptance.

:lol:

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

Postby crazyrobin » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:20 am

DrStudMuffin wrote:Also waitlisted.

Interviewed in December
GPA 25th - 50th
LSAT > 75th

HAD to have been YP for me :lol:
(probably actually was for robin)


:P
I feel for ya. We just got YPed!!!!!

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:20 am

They don't do YP. They just have a very small class size, so of course they are going to have to turn away some highly qualified applicants. Once you're above both medians they're going to start comparing you on other things, resume, interview, etc. They don't have that many spots to fill, so they can afford to be choosier with the high numbers people than a place like HLS, which has a ton of seats to fill.

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

Postby chneyo » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:22 am

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

Postby bbkk » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:24 am

crazyrobin wrote:
There is precedent that they waitlisted people with both above 75 percentile numbers and HYS acceptance.

:lol:


Not just HYS numbers.

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

Postby metroidbum » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:25 am

bbkk wrote:
crazyrobin wrote:
There is precedent that they waitlisted people with both above 75 percentile numbers and HYS acceptance.

:lol:


Not just HYS numbers.


How would they know unless you blurted it out in the interview?

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

Postby nothingtosee » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:26 am

lawschool22 wrote:They don't do YP. They just have a very small class size, so of course they are going to have to turn away some highly qualified applicants. Once you're above both medians they're going to start comparing you on other things, resume, interview, etc. They don't have that many spots to fill, so they can afford to be choosier with the high numbers people than a place like HLS, which has a ton of seats to fill.


but dat yale acceptance tho

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

Postby greeksalad » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:26 am

UR3 1/17, no interview. I survived yesterday's waitlist wave but the lack of interview makes me think that I'll probably be receiving a WL or rejection very soon. Anyone else in the same boat?

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

Postby bbkk » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:28 am

metroidbum wrote:
bbkk wrote:
crazyrobin wrote:
There is precedent that they waitlisted people with both above 75 percentile numbers and HYS acceptance.

:lol:


Not just HYS numbers.


How would they know unless you blurted it out in the interview?


Not sure. Was wondering about it too. Is there a way they can find out?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:29 am

Look:

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Credit to cotiger for these http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=216378. They are matrices for acceptances only, a waitlist is counted as a denial.

Look at UVA, which does practice YP. Notice how as soon as you cross their median LSAT, your chances of outright acceptance actually drop dramatically. Same with GPA, once you cross 75th, your chances drop for every LSAT score.

Compare that to Chicago, as your GPA increases, so do your chances for every LSAT (except for the 1st category, but that's likely do to extremely small sample size for that category). Also, look at the LSAT rows, as your LSAT increases, so to do your chances generally. Minor fluctuations will be due to sample variation, but just look at it compared to UVA and you'll see the difference.

Maybe there is some tiny amount of YP for a select few applicants (like, maybe somehow they knew someone got into Yale? idk), but it's not on a systematic scale like it is at UVA. Certainly not enough to say that if you have HYS numbers and you got WL'd at Chicago that you likely got YP'd.

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:32 am

Wow, a big congrats to all the admits! Feeling certain I'll be WLed at this point.

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

Postby crazyrobin » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:33 am

OK, lawschool22, I am not going to fight you.

:P
Waitlist it is. I am fine with it. :mrgreen:

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:35 am

crazyrobin wrote:OK, lawschool22, I am not going to fight you.

:P
Waitlist it is. I am fine with it. :mrgreen:


Totally not trying to fight with you or call you out specifically in any way. Like I said, each situation is definitely unique. I just want to send out the general message that for the most part, UChi is not YPing people. You certainly could have been YP'd since I don't know your specific situation. :)

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

Postby kathj06 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:37 am

crazyrobin wrote:OK, lawschool22, I am not going to fight you.

:P
Waitlist it is. I am fine with it. :mrgreen:


Oops-- didn't mean to start a debate! Either way, enjoy your New Haven-style pizza. Way better than deep dish.

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

Postby chneyo » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:45 am

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:47 am

kathj06 wrote:
crazyrobin wrote:OK, lawschool22, I am not going to fight you.

:P
Waitlist it is. I am fine with it. :mrgreen:


Oops-- didn't mean to start a debate! Either way, enjoy your New Haven-style pizza. Way better than deep dish.


Don't worry, we weren't debating. crazyrobin could have totally been YP'd. I was just saying that for most people that's likely not what's going on. :)

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

Postby Leo » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:55 am

kathj06 wrote:
crazyrobin wrote:OK, lawschool22, I am not going to fight you.

:P
Waitlist it is. I am fine with it. :mrgreen:


Oops-- didn't mean to start a debate! Either way, enjoy your New Haven-style pizza. Way better than deep dish.

False.

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

Postby koalacity » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:04 pm

crazyrobin wrote:waitlisted
:roll:
Chicago, I hate you.

Numbers are both above 75%

...wat :shock:

Really sorry to hear that, cr :(. But again, at least you have those "safety schools" already in your pocket...

Also, this makes me extremely nervous about my own prospects at Chicago.

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

Postby applelover » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:10 pm

I missed the WL/Acceptance wave yesterday. Congratulations to all the new admits! Sorry to all those who got WL'd.

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

Postby crazyrobin » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:31 pm

koalacity wrote:
crazyrobin wrote:waitlisted
:roll:
Chicago, I hate you.

Numbers are both above 75%

...wat :shock:

Really sorry to hear that, cr :(. But again, at least you have those "safety schools" already in your pocket...

Also, this makes me extremely nervous about my own prospects at Chicago.


:mrgreen: Don't worry. Anecdote: someone got wl, and negotiated with YLS acceptance. Off the list and got a Ruby.
:lol: I guess I didn't convince my interviewer I "really, really, really" want to go to Chicago.

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:08 pm

crazyrobin wrote:waitlisted
:roll:
Chicago, I hate you.

Numbers are both above 75%


Stop being so impressive and you wouldn't get YP'd.




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