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 2:55 pm

jingosaur wrote:I felt like Chicago tries to get the "Why Chicago" out of you when they ask about which student organizations and such you would be interested in. Other than how specific I was in that section from my research (aka advice from kappycaft1) I didn't write about Why Chicago anywhere.

In terms of optional essays, I think all of them except the Why X essays at yield protect schools are truly optional or not wanted at all.


Yeah, these people read thousands of apps in a cycle. If everyone added an extra 1-2 optional essays, that would increase the reading load to a crazy level.

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

Postby IrishJew » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:16 pm

ysjchang wrote:
dempsey6 wrote:Do we have any knowledge on interview success rate (in terms of admission of course lol)?

This might answer your question:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv? ... ldWc#gid=0


But...they...they almost all got in, with a few WLs. That can't be right, can it? IS there self selection in terms of who reports going on here?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:19 pm

IrishJew wrote:
ysjchang wrote:
dempsey6 wrote:Do we have any knowledge on interview success rate (in terms of admission of course lol)?

This might answer your question:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv? ... ldWc#gid=0


But...they...they almost all got in, with a few WLs. That can't be right, can it? IS there self selection in terms of who reports going on here?


It has to be self selection. Look at the dates they added the data. They are nearly all after they date the received the decision. It seems like mainly the people who were accepted went through the trouble of adding their data. Hopefully the spreadsheets this year will avoid this, since we encouraged people to add their data as soon as they applied, instead of after the fact.

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

Postby Gary » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:23 pm

Have other people been UR three times as well? My first was in November and I've had two date changes after my interview.

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

Postby Gary » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:23 pm

double post, sorry
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Re: Chicago c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby paglababa » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:24 pm

I hope to not blow my chicago interview the way I did for Harvard. We've got quite some time to prep though so good luck everyone :D

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:25 pm

paglababa wrote:I hope to not blow my chicago interview the way I did for Harvard. We've got quite some time to prep though so good luck everyone :D


How'd you blow your JS1?

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

Postby wsparker » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:28 pm

Gary wrote:Have other people been UR three times as well? My first was in November and I've had two date changes after my interview.


First UR then mine changed right after my interview, and then again a few days later. I think that was pretty common, but I'm not sure.

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

Postby paglababa » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:29 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
paglababa wrote:I hope to not blow my chicago interview the way I did for Harvard. We've got quite some time to prep though so good luck everyone :D


How'd you blow your JS1?


Fumbled on words / said the dumbest things ever. I try not to think about it so I can still be hopeful for a JS2. It was my first time skype interviewing so I'll try to skype some friends as practice before the big day.

I love chicago and an acceptance there would be amazing.

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

Postby Samsing » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:32 pm

I interviewed last week. Good luck to everyone who has interviews coming up! Feel free to pm if you have questions. All the questions were covered in this thread and my interview lasted about 15 minutes.

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

Postby Rangers5 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:49 pm

This might be a dumb question but when they say you must schedule your interview within the fourteen day period they don't mean your interview has to be within fourteen days, right? I went to schedule my interview and the earliest day available was the 31st because it said there is no interviewers available on the 28th and 29th.

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

Postby Typhoon24 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:50 pm

Man, the first slot I could find was a week into february lol. Serves me right for savoring this till I got back from class.

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

Postby kershka » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:54 pm

Rangers5 wrote:This might be a dumb question but when they say you must schedule your interview within the fourteen day period they don't mean your interview has to be within fourteen days, right? I went to schedule my interview and the earliest day available was the 31st because it said there is no interviewers available on the 28th and 29th.

No, not at all. The soonest I was able to schedule an interview after receiving the request was nearly a month later. Just make sure that sometime in the next fourteen days that you make an appointment to interview.

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

Postby Rangers5 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:56 pm

kershka wrote:
Rangers5 wrote:This might be a dumb question but when they say you must schedule your interview within the fourteen day period they don't mean your interview has to be within fourteen days, right? I went to schedule my interview and the earliest day available was the 31st because it said there is no interviewers available on the 28th and 29th.

No, not at all. The soonest I was able to schedule an interview after receiving the request was nearly a month later. Just make sure that sometime in the next fourteen days that you make an appointment to interview.


Okay, great. Thanks for the response!

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:09 pm

UChi interview e-mail received today!

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

Postby kershka » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:09 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:UChi interview e-mail received today!

Yay! Congrats!

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:13 pm

kershka wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:UChi interview e-mail received today!

Yay! Congrats!


Thanx! :) Nice to finally hear something - it's been radio silence from schools since Mid-December!

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

Postby jingosaur » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:14 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:UChi interview e-mail received today!


Congrats!! I guess they're giving out more interviews.

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

Postby Pishee77 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:19 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
kershka wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:UChi interview e-mail received today!

Yay! Congrats!


Thanx! :) Nice to finally hear something - it's been radio silence from schools since Mid-December!
Submit date?

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:20 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:UChi interview e-mail received today!

...did you get it last night and just see it today?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:21 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:UChi interview e-mail received today!


What was your last UR date?

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

Postby whereskyle » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:23 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
IrishJew wrote:
ysjchang wrote:
dempsey6 wrote:Do we have any knowledge on interview success rate (in terms of admission of course lol)?

This might answer your question:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv? ... ldWc#gid=0


But...they...they almost all got in, with a few WLs. That can't be right, can it? IS there self selection in terms of who reports going on here?


It has to be self selection. Look at the dates they added the data. They are nearly all after they date the received the decision. It seems like mainly the people who were accepted went through the trouble of adding their data. Hopefully the spreadsheets this year will avoid this, since we encouraged people to add their data as soon as they applied, instead of after the fact.


Admitted = Excitement and satisfaction about which I will post.
Denied/WL = Wretched disappointment from which I will flee.

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:27 pm

Does anyone know the twitter handle of UChi? Last year it looks like they gave ppl heads up on when batches were coming out just like NU does.

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

Postby anubis1911 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:29 pm

Is it proper etiquette to send a thank you note after the interview? I don't want to screw up on something so dumb.

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

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:29 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:Does anyone know the twitter handle of UChi? Last year it looks like they gave ppl heads up on when batches were coming out just like NU does.


@UChicagoLawApps




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