Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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

Postby poptart123 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:57 pm

I've heard both extremes. One of my best friends who was accepted two cycles ago said his Chi interviewer was by far the nicest he had -- and he got into H so he had a lot of T-14 interview.

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

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:00 pm

Word. I am sure it varies. I am just glad that I know there's a possibility it will be tough so that I'm not freakin out if/when they're being stone cold to me

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

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

Postby taxman14 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:12 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=200887

Found this too.


Mr. Elshal from that thread is definitely way too neurotic

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

Postby airwrecka » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:18 pm

taxman14 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=200887

Found this too.


Mr. Elshal from that thread is definitely way too neurotic

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

Postby beantheshadow » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:47 pm

I feel super dumb since I never used Skype before, so the e-mail from Chicago says to make a unique username so it is easy to find. When I set-up my Skype account it didn't have me make a username, I just created an account with my e-mail. Lol

So do I just give Chicago my e-mail? Lol

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

Postby poptart123 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:49 pm

beantheshadow wrote:I feel super dumb since I never used Skype before, so the e-mail from Chicago says to make a unique username so it is easy to find. When I set-up my Skype account it didn't have me make a username, I just created an account with my e-mail. Lol

So do I just give Chicago my e-mail? Lol


Yes.. This is really confusing. In the past Skype literally had a username such as "poptart123." However, now I believe your username is your first and last name, John Doe. Chi should be able to find you by the email you registered and provided them with or by the phone number you may have given Skype.

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

Postby beantheshadow » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:52 pm

poptart123 wrote:
beantheshadow wrote:I feel super dumb since I never used Skype before, so the e-mail from Chicago says to make a unique username so it is easy to find. When I set-up my Skype account it didn't have me make a username, I just created an account with my e-mail. Lol

So do I just give Chicago my e-mail? Lol


Yes.. This is really confusing. In the past Skype literally had a username such as "poptart123." However, now I believe your username is your first and last name, John Doe. Chi should be able to find you by the email you registered and provided them with or by the phone number you may have given Skype.



Ah I see. I had my best friend make a Skype account so I could see how easy it was to find me by first and last name! lolol :oops:

Damn I was looking forward to creating a username.

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

Postby archipm » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:37 pm

1L here, I think I applied in October and interviewed in January. I also freaked out about the Skype interview because I had heard UChi interviewers were mean (mine wasn't).

I got two political questions. The other questions did not adhere to that list completely but had some of the obvious ones. I also completely bombed a non-political question to the point that I felt I had to acknowledge how ridiculously bad my answer was and she laughed and reframed the question, which was pretty not-mean. Feel free to PM if you want any specific info.
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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby shoparoundthecorner » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:37 pm

poptart123 wrote:
beantheshadow wrote:I feel super dumb since I never used Skype before, so the e-mail from Chicago says to make a unique username so it is easy to find. When I set-up my Skype account it didn't have me make a username, I just created an account with my e-mail. Lol

So do I just give Chicago my e-mail? Lol


Yes.. This is really confusing. In the past Skype literally had a username such as "poptart123." However, now I believe your username is your first and last name, John Doe. Chi should be able to find you by the email you registered and provided them with or by the phone number you may have given Skype.


I have had the same skype account for years, and I still seem to have a username that's not my email or my full name. This is what I gave to Chicago. Am I doing this wrong?

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

Postby poptart123 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:42 pm

shoparoundthecorner wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
beantheshadow wrote:I feel super dumb since I never used Skype before, so the e-mail from Chicago says to make a unique username so it is easy to find. When I set-up my Skype account it didn't have me make a username, I just created an account with my e-mail. Lol

So do I just give Chicago my e-mail? Lol


Yes.. This is really confusing. In the past Skype literally had a username such as "poptart123." However, now I believe your username is your first and last name, John Doe. Chi should be able to find you by the email you registered and provided them with or by the phone number you may have given Skype.


I have had the same skype account for years, and I still seem to have a username that's not my email or my full name. This is what I gave to Chicago. Am I doing this wrong?


I think you did it right.. I googled this for a long time and the above is the best answer I found.

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

Postby Nothing but the Funk » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:04 am

Got an interview request on Tuesday, sorry it's been a busy week haha. Scheduled for next Tuesday. Fingers crossed.

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

Postby zeglo » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:32 am

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

Postby kiwi50 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:13 am

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

Postby dreams2020 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:00 pm

I didn't get any political questions, but I interviewed with Chi twice, so I can at least speak to the toughness question. It can absolutely be either extreme, and you should be prepared to handle that and not take it as a reflection on your candidacy. I had the same interviewer both times, and one of the times was the most awkward and terrifying interview I've ever had, while the other time was really pleasant. If it does seem to be a more serious kind of environment, I would recommend not smiling too much or laughing, but it seems like they're mostly just interested in seeing how you handle stressful situations, so as long as you can keep your composure while on the defensive, you should be fine.

For the timing question someone asked, this year interview invites went out considerably later than in previous years, so that may or may not have an effect on later timelines.

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

Postby R. Jeeves » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:05 pm

kiwi50 wrote:Someone wrote that interview questions could be political. In what way?

yeah im curious about this too

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

Postby carlos_danger » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:00 pm

Where are y'all actually doing the Skype interview? The only time I could schedule mine was while I'll be at work, and I can't drive all the way home just to interview.

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

Postby KMart » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:49 pm

zeglo wrote:Is it known what percent of interviewees are admitted?

Sadly, no.

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

Postby KMart » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:50 pm

R. Jeeves wrote:
kiwi50 wrote:Someone wrote that interview questions could be political. In what way?

yeah im curious about this too

Very few people I know were asked political questions. If you are, remember to be open. This is the university that banned safe spaces so it's important not to say something like "Hillary should be in jail for compromising national security!" or "Donald Trump supporters are bigots and I can't stand them." It's a professional interview, y'all.

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

Postby KMart » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:52 pm

FWIW the person who said they were a Bernie supporter and "raging feminist" last year and got in, I think, has more to do with having passions outside of law school and being a normal person rather than an indication of any political leanings of the school. The school has active people on BOTH SIDES and it's a special place as a result. I don't think they're actively seeking a certain student to fit a certain political agenda. Relax y'all; best of luck.

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

Postby proteinshake » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:31 pm

KMart wrote:FWIW the person who said they were a Bernie supporter and "raging feminist" last year and got in, I think, has more to do with having passions outside of law school and being a normal person rather than an indication of any political leanings of the school. The school has active people on BOTH SIDES and it's a special place as a result. I don't think they're actively seeking a certain student to fit a certain political agenda. Relax y'all; best of luck.

if anything, Chicago probably has the most conservative/libertarian faculty no?

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Postby archipm » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:38 pm

KMart wrote:FWIW the person who said they were a Bernie supporter and "raging feminist" last year and got in, I think, has more to do with having passions outside of law school and being a normal person rather than an indication of any political leanings of the school. The school has active people on BOTH SIDES and it's a special place as a result. I don't think they're actively seeking a certain student to fit a certain political agenda. Relax y'all; best of luck.


Agree 100%. The political questions I was asked were clearly more to see if I was a person who was interested in the world around me and could articulate an opinion on some issues. The bulk of the interview was "normal" interview questions.
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Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby KMart » Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:33 pm

proteinshake wrote:
KMart wrote:FWIW the person who said they were a Bernie supporter and "raging feminist" last year and got in, I think, has more to do with having passions outside of law school and being a normal person rather than an indication of any political leanings of the school. The school has active people on BOTH SIDES and it's a special place as a result. I don't think they're actively seeking a certain student to fit a certain political agenda. Relax y'all; best of luck.

if anything, Chicago probably has the most conservative/libertarian faculty no?

I mean I don't think so but even if we do there's probably 3 professors. The academy in general is incredibly liberal, but the students are very open to discussion on BOTH SIDES and it makes the campus a special place.

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

Postby Nothing but the Funk » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:17 pm

Interview went pretty well, I think/hope. I was asked a couple of political questions but part of that is probably the role that plays on my resume. interned with a senator and now work on 2 campaigns as a volunteer.

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