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

Postby PrizeFighter » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:13 pm

Here goes a Hail Mary. Hey Chicago, go deep!

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

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

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

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:56 pm

The-Specs wrote:Just finished the App for Chicago. I just have to wait for my LoR's now and then I will be set. Here's to hoping i go complete by Sept. 1st.


Damn, I haven't even finished my PS yet... lol

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

Postby lastsamurai » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:47 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
The-Specs wrote:Just finished the App for Chicago. I just have to wait for my LoR's now and then I will be set. Here's to hoping i go complete by Sept. 1st.


Damn, I haven't even finished my PS yet... lol

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

Postby UnicornHunter » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:48 pm

Complete as of today.

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

Postby NapoleonXV » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:46 am

About resume, I might be submitting a two-page resume, after I read this on the website, http://www.law.uchicago.edu/node/1478

May I submit a resume that is more than one page?
Your resume may be more than one page. We do not want you to leave out anything important and you can go into more detail than you would in a typical resume for employment (use your judgment though; very rarely does one need more than 2-3 pages).


Later, it mentioned that
There is no required format, but your resume should look professional in the same way that it would if you were applying for a job (though resumes for law school applications are often more detailed).


So I decide to expand my resume for work a little bit.

Any thoughts?

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

Postby NapoleonXV » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:48 am

On personal statements, for those worrying about font size, etc,

Is there a page limit on my personal statement?
There is no page limit, but we generally find 2-3 pages to be sufficient in most circumstances. If it is longer, make sure that it is absolutely necessary and really interesting. We do not have any formatting rules with respect to spacing, font type, font size, or margins.


Link: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/prospectives/jdfaq/personalstatement

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

Postby t-14orbust » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:49 am

NapoleonXV wrote:About resume, I might be submitting a two-page resume, after I read this on the website, http://www.law.uchicago.edu/node/1478

May I submit a resume that is more than one page?
Your resume may be more than one page. We do not want you to leave out anything important and you can go into more detail than you would in a typical resume for employment (use your judgment though; very rarely does one need more than 2-3 pages).


Later, it mentioned that
There is no required format, but your resume should look professional in the same way that it would if you were applying for a job (though resumes for law school applications are often more detailed).


So I decide to expand my resume for work a little bit.

Any thoughts?


It won't make or break you either way, so just do whatever you feel will give you the least anxiety lol.

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

Postby elterrible78 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:35 am

NapoleonXV wrote:About resume, I might be submitting a two-page resume, after I read this on the website, http://www.law.uchicago.edu/node/1478

May I submit a resume that is more than one page?
Your resume may be more than one page. We do not want you to leave out anything important and you can go into more detail than you would in a typical resume for employment (use your judgment though; very rarely does one need more than 2-3 pages).


Later, it mentioned that
There is no required format, but your resume should look professional in the same way that it would if you were applying for a job (though resumes for law school applications are often more detailed).


So I decide to expand my resume for work a little bit.

Any thoughts?


FWIW, mine was a pretty full two pages, and I got in. I definitely had legit stuff to fill the two pages, though. If what you're going to put on it belongs there, I doubt very much this would be a problem. I wouldn't include superfluous stuff, though (not that you're planning to). Good luck!

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

Postby The-Specs » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:19 am

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

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:28 pm

The-Specs wrote:Law School Predictor 5.0 just came out this morning.

It looks to be a inaccurately optimistic as it was before...but at least it makes me feel good.

Also, it has Harvard's 75th percentile LSAT score wrong as well as both the 25th and 75th at Stanford...oops. Enjoy!


I feel like my chances were better on the last version lol

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

Postby Typhoon24 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:20 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
The-Specs wrote:Law School Predictor 5.0 just came out this morning.

It looks to be a inaccurately optimistic as it was before...but at least it makes me feel good.

Also, it has Harvard's 75th percentile LSAT score wrong as well as both the 25th and 75th at Stanford...oops. Enjoy!


I feel like my chances were better on the last version lol

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

Postby The-Specs » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:02 pm

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:07 pm

I wouldn't rely on law school predictor for anything. LSN is my jam.

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

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

Postby DrStudMuffin » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:25 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
May I submit a diversity statement or “Why Chicago” essay?
You may, but please do so only when they are important to your application. Please remember that you want to be concise and genuine.

We believe that the personal statement is a wonderful place to discuss any aspects of your background (e.g., racial, ethnic, or religious identification, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, etc.) that are significant to you. If you find that you cannot include these topics in your personal statement, you may submit an additional diversity statement.

If there are genuine and informed reasons why you are particularly interested in studying law at Chicago, you are welcome to discuss them in an additional essay.

Man... this is weird to see the next round of applications starting already.

Just to answer a few of your questions:

I did not submit any extra essays with my UChicago application, although I really wanted to. There was someplace on their website last year that specifically recommended not sending in extraneous materials; it also stated that applicants should include their "Why X?" statements in their personal statement if they had a specific reason for wanting to attend UChicago.

Also, I know several people who got in without putting the specific number of hours worked on their resumes, but I listed the hours on mine just to be safe.

Regarding the question about which other schools you applied to, on last year's application it asked: "Are you applying, or have you applied, to other law schools? If so, please list them." As you will notice, it doesn't say list all of them, so I only wrote the ones that were lower ranked than UChicago on the USNWR (again, just to be safe). :lol:

Lastly, I got a merit-based fee waiver on September 4th last year with a < 25th percentile LSAT & > Median GPA, so I am pretty sure that the hurdle isn't very high for receiving one. :wink:


Thanks for the input kappycaft1.

I can't seem to find the statement that specifically recommends not sending extraneous materials, other than the one about being genuine and concise. My reasons don't really fit in my personal statement, so I've been going back and forth on whether to submit a very brief addendum outlining some very practical (no BS about "rigor") reasons why Chicago is such a good fit for me. Anyone have thoughts on this?




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