Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Final Poll - What's your Status?

Still Waiting on a Decision
41
28%
Dinged :(
7
5%
Waitlisted - Withdrew
3
2%
Waitlisted - Riding it Out
53
36%
Admitted - Withdrew
17
12%
Admitted - Attending!
25
17%
 
Total votes: 146

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby addie1412 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:43 pm

UR3 today! Interviewed last Wednesday

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:48 pm

UR3 today as well!!

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Leliana » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:51 pm

addie1412 wrote:UR3 today! Interviewed last Wednesday


+1, interviewed last Thursday.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Aquinas » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:55 pm

canafsa wrote:Waitlisted. Those grapes were sour anyways.


Eff that. I hear pretty damn good things about the grapes in Northern California, though...

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby unpetitpacifiste » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:28 pm

just had my interview, nothing unexpected really. lasted about 19 mins. The questions that I was asked:
1. why undergraduate institution? why law? why Uchicago?
2. one accomplishment that you are really proud of?
3. one person you would like to meet, dead or living?
4. if you are the speaker of the house, what policy issue would you have debated?
5. one book that changed your outlook on life?
6. If you could redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
7. one social issue that people are not paying enough attention to
8. what questions do you have for me?
9. anything you would like to emphasize for the admissions committee?

Does anyone know if I need to send in a thank-you letter?

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawschool2017712 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:31 pm

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:33 pm

unpetitpacifiste wrote:just had my interview, nothing unexpected really. lasted about 19 mins. The questions that I was asked:
1. why undergraduate institution? why law? why Uchicago?
2. one accomplishment that you are really proud of?
3. one person you would like to meet, dead or living?
4. if you are the speaker of the house, what policy issue would you have debated?
5. one book that changed your outlook on life?
6. If you could redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
7. one social issue that people are not paying enough attention to
8. what questions do you have for me?
9. anything you would like to emphasize for the admissions committee?

Does anyone know if I need to send in a thank-you letter?


wow you got a lot of questions. I got the first set of questions you listed and like 1 other question and that's about it and then I asked her a couple.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby unpetitpacifiste » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:39 pm

Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
unpetitpacifiste wrote:just had my interview, nothing unexpected really. lasted about 19 mins. The questions that I was asked:
1. why undergraduate institution? why law? why Uchicago?
2. one accomplishment that you are really proud of?
3. one person you would like to meet, dead or living?
4. if you are the speaker of the house, what policy issue would you have debated?
5. one book that changed your outlook on life?
6. If you could redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
7. one social issue that people are not paying enough attention to
8. what questions do you have for me?
9. anything you would like to emphasize for the admissions committee?

Does anyone know if I need to send in a thank-you letter?


wow you got a lot of questions. I got the first set of questions you listed and like 1 other question and that's about it and then I asked her a couple.


yeah mine was pretty intense lol... glad I prepared for all of them though

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:40 pm

lawschool2017712 wrote:Ur1 12/8, ur2 1/23 - still haven't received an interview invite, should I expect ding/WL?? :?


UR1 12/19 but UR2 is the same so...

+1

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20172017 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:41 pm

unpetitpacifiste wrote:just had my interview, nothing unexpected really. lasted about 19 mins. The questions that I was asked:
1. why undergraduate institution? why law? why Uchicago?
2. one accomplishment that you are really proud of?
3. one person you would like to meet, dead or living?
4. if you are the speaker of the house, what policy issue would you have debated?
5. one book that changed your outlook on life?
6. If you could redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
7. one social issue that people are not paying enough attention to
8. what questions do you have for me?
9. anything you would like to emphasize for the admissions committee?

Does anyone know if I need to send in a thank-you letter?


Are you expected to really elaborate when you answer these questions? e.g. for #5 you probably shouldn't just name a book without any explanation, but how detailed should a typical answer be?

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawschool2017712 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:42 pm

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:43 pm

lawschool2017712 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
lawschool2017712 wrote:Ur1 12/8, ur2 1/23 - still haven't received an interview invite, should I expect ding/WL?? :?


UR1 12/19 but UR2 is the same so...

+1


We have similar stats as well. Praying for a interview invite.


Hm... I'm thinking I might end up on WL or dinged here.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby unpetitpacifiste » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:48 pm

20172017 wrote:
unpetitpacifiste wrote:just had my interview, nothing unexpected really. lasted about 19 mins. The questions that I was asked:
1. why undergraduate institution? why law? why Uchicago?
2. one accomplishment that you are really proud of?
3. one person you would like to meet, dead or living?
4. if you are the speaker of the house, what policy issue would you have debated?
5. one book that changed your outlook on life?
6. If you could redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
7. one social issue that people are not paying enough attention to
8. what questions do you have for me?
9. anything you would like to emphasize for the admissions committee?

Does anyone know if I need to send in a thank-you letter?


Are you expected to really elaborate when you answer these questions? e.g. for #5 you probably shouldn't just name a book without any explanation, but how detailed should a typical answer be?


Not that detailed I'd say, but I think they are definitely expecting a coherent, reasoned explanation. I think my answers generally last just over 1 minute.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jjcorvino » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:49 pm

brinicolec wrote:
lawschool2017712 wrote:Ur1 12/8, ur2 1/23 - still haven't received an interview invite, should I expect ding/WL?? :?


UR1 12/19 but UR2 is the same so...

+1


UR2 yesterday (1/23) without an interview. I was expecting a waitlist based on numbers anyway though.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20172017 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:50 pm

unpetitpacifiste wrote:
20172017 wrote:
unpetitpacifiste wrote:just had my interview, nothing unexpected really. lasted about 19 mins. The questions that I was asked:
1. why undergraduate institution? why law? why Uchicago?
2. one accomplishment that you are really proud of?
3. one person you would like to meet, dead or living?
4. if you are the speaker of the house, what policy issue would you have debated?
5. one book that changed your outlook on life?
6. If you could redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
7. one social issue that people are not paying enough attention to
8. what questions do you have for me?
9. anything you would like to emphasize for the admissions committee?

Does anyone know if I need to send in a thank-you letter?


Are you expected to really elaborate when you answer these questions? e.g. for #5 you probably shouldn't just name a book without any explanation, but how detailed should a typical answer be?


Not that detailed I'd say, but I think they are definitely expecting a coherent, reasoned explanation. I think my answers generally last just over 1 minute.


Yeah, for sure - thanks!

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby AJ1010 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:53 pm

unpetitpacifiste wrote:just had my interview, nothing unexpected really. lasted about 19 mins. The questions that I was asked:
1. why undergraduate institution? why law? why Uchicago?
2. one accomplishment that you are really proud of?
3. one person you would like to meet, dead or living?
4. if you are the speaker of the house, what policy issue would you have debated?
5. one book that changed your outlook on life?
6. If you could redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
7. one social issue that people are not paying enough attention to
8. what questions do you have for me?
9. anything you would like to emphasize for the admissions committee?

Does anyone know if I need to send in a thank-you letter?


I was admitted, and I did not send a thank you letter.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawlzschool » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:23 pm

unpetitpacifiste wrote:just had my interview, nothing unexpected really. lasted about 19 mins. The questions that I was asked:
1. why undergraduate institution? why law? why Uchicago?
2. one accomplishment that you are really proud of?
3. one person you would like to meet, dead or living?
4. if you are the speaker of the house, what policy issue would you have debated?
5. one book that changed your outlook on life?
6. If you could redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
7. one social issue that people are not paying enough attention to
8. what questions do you have for me?
9. anything you would like to emphasize for the admissions committee?

Does anyone know if I need to send in a thank-you letter?


I sent one because I figured it didn't hurt and when I've interviewed at work (as in, I'm interviewer) it does definitely make a tangible difference to write a thank you. I'm below both medians and was accepted.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby poptart123 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:30 pm

lawlzschool wrote:
unpetitpacifiste wrote:just had my interview, nothing unexpected really. lasted about 19 mins. The questions that I was asked:
1. why undergraduate institution? why law? why Uchicago?
2. one accomplishment that you are really proud of?
3. one person you would like to meet, dead or living?
4. if you are the speaker of the house, what policy issue would you have debated?
5. one book that changed your outlook on life?
6. If you could redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
7. one social issue that people are not paying enough attention to
8. what questions do you have for me?
9. anything you would like to emphasize for the admissions committee?

Does anyone know if I need to send in a thank-you letter?


I sent one because I figured it didn't hurt and when I've interviewed at work (as in, I'm interviewer) it does definitely make a tangible difference to write a thank you. I'm below both medians and was accepted.


same

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Javalin0650 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:05 pm

I had my interview yesterday, and not long after, my status checker changed to Under Review for 1/23. However, it changed date again today (1/24). Can those be seen as the same UR2 change post interview? Or could today's change been seen as a UR3 already?

Thanks

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby S.Picquery » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:17 pm

jjcorvino wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
lawschool2017712 wrote:Ur1 12/8, ur2 1/23 - still haven't received an interview invite, should I expect ding/WL?? :?


UR1 12/19 but UR2 is the same so...

+1


UR2 yesterday (1/23) without an interview. I was expecting a waitlist based on numbers anyway though.


+1 Womp. Womp. Just waiting for that WL now

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Whittie » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:19 pm

What are we thinking will be the wait between UR3 and UR4? Is there any consistency for Chicago?

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawschool2017712 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:22 pm

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby hopeful applicant » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:32 pm

unpetitpacifiste wrote:
20172017 wrote:
unpetitpacifiste wrote:just had my interview, nothing unexpected really. lasted about 19 mins. The questions that I was asked:
1. why undergraduate institution? why law? why Uchicago?
2. one accomplishment that you are really proud of?
3. one person you would like to meet, dead or living?
4. if you are the speaker of the house, what policy issue would you have debated?
5. one book that changed your outlook on life?
6. If you could redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
7. one social issue that people are not paying enough attention to
8. what questions do you have for me?
9. anything you would like to emphasize for the admissions committee?

Does anyone know if I need to send in a thank-you letter?


Are you expected to really elaborate when you answer these questions? e.g. for #5 you probably shouldn't just name a book without any explanation, but how detailed should a typical answer be?


Not that detailed I'd say, but I think they are definitely expecting a coherent, reasoned explanation. I think my answers generally last just over 1 minute.


I had number 1, 2, 3, 7, and 8 + Resume related questions. I think I talked way too much... So do we send a thank you letter?
Edit: They also asked me what would be my dream job.

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pandaaa » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:37 pm

In last Friday! Didn't know today because I didn't check all my inboxes (oops)

25th < GPA < 5Oth
LSAT > 75th

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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby KMart » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:32 am

you do not need to send a thank you letter. in fact, i really recommend against it (this goes for OCI, too). the risk of messing something up with a grammar error or a blatant error is too high. if you expressed your enthusiasm for Harvard in your email but meant to send it to Chicago, it's an auto ding whereas if you do send one it's not an auto-admit. if it helps you relax, write one and let it sit in your drafts for a day before double and triple checking it prior to sending.



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