Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby dlrbfl » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:26 am

dobryden wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:
dlrbfl wrote:Got the acceptance email yesterday :)
My interview was tragic (it lasted only 9 mins) and since I'm an international student I was expecting to be dinged right away.
So those of you who bombed the interview, stay optimistic!!

edit: interviewed in late January

This seems to be a common theme. Chicago is really adept at making applicants feel like their interviews were awful.


ABSOLUTELY. I got off Skype after my interview convinced that not only did I not get into their school, but I also would never want to go there after such a cold and unpleasant experience. I wish I had known then that the interviews are not all very personable, but the people at Chicago are, and that a cold interview doesn't mean that they don't like you.

If Chicago could change one thing about their admissions process, I wish it was to make their interviews more conversational.


+1
that's the exact impression I had of the interview.
cold and not so friendly :(
felt like the interviewer just wanted to get the thing over with..

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

Postby Crowing » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:30 am

My interviewer was great! But she is no longer with the university. What does that say? :P

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:45 am

Just finished my interview. About 14 mins. Definitely felt a little rushed, and the questions were framed in a way that was kind of different from the type in the interview thread. But, that said, if you had prepared for the questions there, it would just slightly change the way you gave the very same answers. PM me for details, since I will wait a while before talking about it openly.

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

Postby Samsing » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:44 pm

My interview was also less than 15 minutes and I felt awful but I got in so don't sweat it. Good luck guys and gals! You'll be fine!

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

Postby caiti » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:28 pm

Samsing wrote:My interview was also less than 15 minutes and I felt awful but I got in so don't sweat it. Good luck guys and gals! You'll be fine!

mine was literally 8 minutes start to finish, including a few questions from me, and I got in, so unless you really, really mess it up somehow I don't think the interview is going to keep you from getting in.

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:19 pm

Thanks, guys! I was afraid that 14 was on the short side, given that I was booked for 20.

UR2 02/27.

This wait should be fun...

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

Postby esrom55 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:48 pm

UR1 today!

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

Postby dpizarro13 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:51 pm

does anyone know if waitlisted applicants have typically been interviewed or not?

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

Postby webbdp3 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:35 pm

esrom55 wrote:UR1 today!



+1, so weird to watch everyone else so far along. Feel like I am just starring up at a giant mountain. Here we go...

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

Postby BentleyLittle » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:39 pm

So what are people's thoughts about sending a DS along with the solicited "why Chicago" for WL applicants?

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

Postby bbkk » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:58 am

esrom55 wrote:UR1 today!


Just went UR1 today too!

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:00 pm

BentleyLittle wrote:So what are people's thoughts about sending a DS along with the solicited "why Chicago" for WL applicants?


Send anything and everything. The point is to make Chicago really feel for your interest in the school.

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

Postby aboutmydaylight » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:24 pm

Finally went complete.

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

Postby dazedandconfused13 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:00 pm

aboutmydaylight wrote:Finally went complete.


I know, right? Now how much longer the wait will be for the final decision? Wait game is making me anxious.

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

Postby Tiberius42 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:44 pm

Since applying, I've gotten to know my Constitutional Law Professor for this semester and he got his JD from Chicago. If I am waitlisted could I send a letter of recommendation from him?

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

Postby BentleyLittle » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:48 pm

Any thoughts on sending a DS not included with one's initial app along with the Why Chicago for WL folks? I know UChi hates extra docs after submission but I wonder if it would be beneficial to send one in. I figure it could back fire as well.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:07 pm

Tiberius42 wrote:Since applying, I've gotten to know my Constitutional Law Professor for this semester and he got his JD from Chicago. If I am waitlisted could I send a letter of recommendation from him?

If you know it's gonna be awesome, I would do this. Do you have a rec spot left in LSAC or have you filled up your recs already?

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

Postby Tiberius42 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:32 pm

If you know it's gonna be awesome, I would do this. Do you have a rec spot left in LSAC or have you filled up your recs already?

I only have two letters of rec so far. Would a prof/alum letter really help? Also, how would I go about sending another letter of rec after being wait listed?

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:35 pm

Tiberius42 wrote:
If you know it's gonna be awesome, I would do this. Do you have a rec spot left in LSAC or have you filled up your recs already?

I only have two letters of rec so far. Would a prof/alum letter really help? Also, how would I go about sending another letter of rec after being wait listed?

I've done this before - you just send them in the same way that your previous recommenders received letters.

So you generate a letter in LSAC that is sent to the professor's email. The professor receives the letter and sends it back to LSAC. Then you push the letter from LSAC to the school. It's actually very simple.

I think that any recommendation that is GREAT, especially one from a professor, is going to make U of C like you more. It's a very intellectual law community so academic recs play a big role in the decision.

For the record, I haven't been admitted to U of C's Law School so my advice is based on reading this forum for the last two years and going to U of C as a graduate student for the last two years.

I can't say that the letter will help, but it won't hurt so if you're serious about U of C, do it!

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

Postby Jaqen » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:23 am

BentleyLittle wrote:Any thoughts on sending a DS not included with one's initial app along with the Why Chicago for WL folks? I know UChi hates extra docs after submission but I wonder if it would be beneficial to send one in. I figure it could back fire as well.


I got in off the waitlist last year. I did not send a DS, with my application or later with my LOCI. My LOCI did discuss my diversity in passing, though. I'm not sure of the right answer to your question tbh. My gut reaction is not to send a DS due to Chi's general aversion to supplementary materials. But I very well may be wrong.

Best of luck to you, and to everyone else on the waitlist.

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

Postby bhs12 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:55 am

webbdp3 wrote:
esrom55 wrote:UR1 today!



+1, so weird to watch everyone else so far along. Feel like I am just starring up at a giant mountain. Here we go...


+1

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

Postby brich256 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:17 pm

AAAAH!!!!! Just got the Ruby e-mail. I'm in complete and utter shock right now.

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

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:18 pm

brich256 wrote:AAAAH!!!!! Just got the Ruby e-mail. I'm in complete and utter shock right now.


Congrats, but the below might be a better place for that...

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=221785&start=225

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

Postby Hitchensian » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:19 pm

brich256 wrote:AAAAH!!!!! Just got the Ruby e-mail. I'm in complete and utter shock right now.


Mind sharing your numbers?

Edit: And congrats of course! :lol:

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

Postby bhs12 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:26 pm

Complete 1/29--> UR1 2/25 -->UR2 3/4... Anyone else?




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