Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:44 am

Dang! Tons of interview requests tonight. Congrats! Seems to be mainly be people with a UR2 of 1/3, is that correct?

I wonder what that means for someone with a UR2 of 12/30 and no invite to speak of... :(

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

Postby Luchi91 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:58 am

So is it possible that decisions are going out later today?

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

Postby c0llegeStUd3nt » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:43 am

So, what does it mean when you get an interview request? I just got one and can't find if this is a good thing.

Do they interview most applicants or just the applicants they "like." What exactly does it mean for your chances if you get one? (confused)

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:50 am

c0llegeStUd3nt wrote:So, what does it mean when you get an interview request? I just got one and can't find if this is a good thing.

Do they interview most applicants or just the applicants they "like." What exactly does it mean for your chances if you get one? (confused)


The standard line from Chicago is that basically you shouldn't read anything into it either way.

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

Postby residentemma » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:45 am

midwest17 wrote:
residentemma wrote:Accidentally gave the wrong skype name haha oops...


Now you've got me paranoid, and I can't figure out how to check that I put the right name in. Does it show it anywhere?


If you click on your name in the top left hand corner it brings you to your "profile"...mine was on there. I just emailed them asking to change it in my appointment slot, doesn't seem like too big of a deal

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:26 am

Late to this party, but I also got an interview request last night

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

Postby rutgers17 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:28 am

lawschool22 wrote:Dang! Tons of interview requests tonight. Congrats! Seems to be mainly be people with a UR2 of 1/3, is that correct?

I wonder what that means for someone with a UR2 of 12/30 and no invite to speak of... :(


I was UR 1/9 and also received the request, but it does seem to be mostly 1/3.

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:33 am

So I can't seem to book an appointment. I click on the link they gave me, select Skype interview from the drop down and then click on available day, and any slot that I click it says staff not available. Am I supposed to do something else first? In the e-mail it said something about creating a user name and password, but I wasn't asked to do that at any point

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

Postby BentleyLittle » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:38 am

I also received the interview request. My last update was 1/8. The only days left seem to be at the end of January.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:41 am

lawschool22 wrote:Dang! Tons of interview requests tonight. Congrats! Seems to be mainly be people with a UR2 of 1/3, is that correct?

I wonder what that means for someone with a UR2 of 12/30 and no invite to speak of... :(


I'm with you, buddy, though I guess technically still UR1 and no change since mid-December.

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

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:07 am

edwardt1988 wrote:So I can't seem to book an appointment. I click on the link they gave me, select Skype interview from the drop down and then click on available day, and any slot that I click it says staff not available. Am I supposed to do something else first? In the e-mail it said something about creating a user name and password, but I wasn't asked to do that at any point

I had the same issue. Keep on clicking on available slots that you're able to do, and eventually you'll find one that works. It'll prompt you to enter a name/password plus a create account button. Click create an account and you should be good to go from there.

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:32 am

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

Postby nothingtosee » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:40 am

I tried to interview on a Wednesday, and it says "Staff member doesn't do Wednesdays." Is this a common problem? Do they really not do Wednesdays or is it glitching on all of them?

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

Postby IrishJew » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:48 am

Soo, I see this has been discussed before but I can't see exactly the info I'm looking for, so sorry if this is redundant and feel free to just respond with a link.

I got an interview request late last night and have two major questions: what does this mean and how do you prepare? I see above that maybe you shouldn't read into the meaning of the Chicago interview too much, which is fine, but still curious what we know. Is this in any way considered a good sign? What percentage of interviews get in? (I know much more about HArvard interviews, so if you want to compare the two that's cool). It's especially weird that the e-mail basically said: "you can choose not to have an interview, and then we'll review your application without it." Soooo is that a polite way of saying they'll reject me without it or what?

Also, what should I expect on the interview? I'm sure this has been discussed at length, but I can't seem to find it. Are there specific questions I should be ready for, etc.?

Thanks so much for any help you can give!

PS Since I know folks will ask: LSAT >> 75, GPA << 25 (+ good addendum), strong softs, not URM, 5 yrs WE, applied 11/05 (haven't been checking status checker so don't know dates of UR etc.)

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

Postby MrMileyCyrus » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:52 am

nothingtosee wrote:I tried to interview on a Wednesday, and it says "Staff member doesn't do Wednesdays." Is this a common problem? Do they really not do Wednesdays or is it glitching on all of them?


I scheduled mine on a Wednesday. I think that if a spot is already booked, the default is "Staff member doesn't do [x day]." Keep trying times until one works.

IrishJew wrote:Also, what should I expect on the interview? I'm sure this has been discussed at length, but I can't seem to find it. Are there specific questions I should be ready for, etc.?

Thanks so much for any help you can give!


Try this!

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

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:55 am

In an attempt to predict decision releases, what was the earliest those of you receiving interview requests last night could schedule?

I'm wondering if the first round of decisions will be before or after they interview this wave

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

Postby worried0L » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:55 am

does anyone who recently got an interview have a last update date of 1/10?

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

Postby paglababa » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:59 am

IrishJew wrote:I got an interview request late last night and have two major questions: what does this mean and how do you prepare? I see above that maybe you shouldn't read into the meaning of the Chicago interview too much, which is fine, but still curious what we know. Is this in any way considered a good sign? What percentage of interviews get in? (I know much more about HArvard interviews, so if you want to compare the two that's cool). It's especially weird that the e-mail basically said: "you can choose not to have an interview, and then we'll review your application without it." Soooo is that a polite way of saying they'll reject me without it or what?

Also, what should I expect on the interview? I'm sure this has been discussed at length, but I can't seem to find it. Are there specific questions I should be ready for, etc.?

Thanks so much for any help you can give!

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

Postby NicoleLauren17 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:08 am

Invited for interview this morning!!!! Chicago is a reach for me so I'm pretty excited! :D :D

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:10 am

NicoleLauren17 wrote:Invited for interview this morning!!!! Chicago is a reach for me so I'm pretty excited! :D :D


When you say this morning...

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

Postby DrStudMuffin » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:16 am

lastsamurai wrote:In an attempt to predict decision releases, what was the earliest those of you receiving interview requests last night could schedule?

I'm wondering if the first round of decisions will be before or after they interview this wave

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

Postby koalacity » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:33 am

Over a month after applying and I'm still not UR :(.

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

Postby anyriotgirl » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:38 am

koalacity wrote:Over a month after applying and I'm still not UR :(.


I just went complete, and I applied 1 month ago :/. Finna get dat $100 rejection letter, I guess.

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

Postby Dominican_Lawyer » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:39 am

koalacity wrote:Over a month after applying and I'm still not UR :(.


koala... I feel your pain. I've been stuck at App Complete since 12/18.... I'm starting to take it personally lol.

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

Postby Dominican_Lawyer » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:40 am

anyriotgirl wrote:
koalacity wrote:Over a month after applying and I'm still not UR :(.


I just went complete, and I applied 1 month ago :/. Finna get dat $100 rejection letter, I guess.


That's real screwed up. I guess i shouldn't be complaining... :|




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