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 lsa16 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:24 pm

Did everyone interviewing currently apply in September?

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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 Keilz » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:29 pm

Does everyone go UR2 before a decision is made (good or bad)? Not loving that I changed without an interview invite.

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

Postby potterotter » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:36 pm

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

Postby curry1 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:40 pm

lsa16 wrote:Did everyone interviewing currently apply in September?


I interviewed a few weeks ago, applied in August.

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

Postby taxman14 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:47 pm

potterotter wrote:
Keilz wrote:Does everyone go UR2 before a decision is made (good or bad)? Not loving that I changed without an interview invite.


I was looking through last year's board for when decisions started coming out (mid Jan btw) there's UR4, UR5...so I don't think you should worry


Are you shitting me haha...they should just keep it at UR1 then

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

Postby ProductofUnreality » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:34 pm

brinicolec wrote:
KMart wrote:
ProductofUnreality wrote:Interview was kinda rough. Lots of curveballs, little emotion. Questions you wouldn't normally see in job interviews like "if you could meet anyone in history who would it be?" and stuff like that. Be ready for more of those kind of first date ice breakers than you would think as well as the typical "Why law? Why Chicago? Why your undergraduate school?" etc type questions.

To be fair I was asked this at an OCI callback interview this summer.


That "Who would you want to meet if you could meet anyone in history?" question is an oddly common question (not necessarily regarding their interviews, just generally speaking).


I've never done an OCI, but I've never heard that question in an interview in my life, and I've done a lot of interviews for jobs that weren't tied to a school thing.

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

Postby potterotter » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:36 pm

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

Postby atlantahoo » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:04 pm

interviewed and think it went well. there were a few curveball questions, and it started out pretty formal, but my interviewer and i found common ground on a few subjects, and the tone definitely softened significantly as our conversation progressed.

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

Postby KMart » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:17 am

You guys are probably looking at two waves: one in mid to late December for the ED people and one in early to mid Jan. Stay patient and enjoy the holidays - don't stress during a joyous time of year meant to be spent with our families. Best of luck to all of you and stay positive. This is a long marathon and we are probably only in mile 7.

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

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:28 pm

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:31 pm

mm2368 wrote:Hi everyone - I applied on the Nov 2 and due to an LOR delay wasn't complete until 8th; I went UR on the 9th and now the date changed to the 23rd. Does this mean anything or just more waiting? Thanks!


Potterrotter above said that apparently there's UR4 and UR5 hahah we'll be here for a while

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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 Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:34 pm

mm2368 wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
mm2368 wrote:Hi everyone - I applied on the Nov 2 and due to an LOR delay wasn't complete until 8th; I went UR on the 9th and now the date changed to the 23rd. Does this mean anything or just more waiting? Thanks!


Potterrotter above said that apparently there's UR4 and UR5 hahah we'll be here for a while


omg LMAO okay yup going to continue ignoring the Chicago status checker.


Good idea, I'm boycotting that until 2017 8)

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

Postby Baby Gaga » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:49 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
mm2368 wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
mm2368 wrote:Hi everyone - I applied on the Nov 2 and due to an LOR delay wasn't complete until 8th; I went UR on the 9th and now the date changed to the 23rd. Does this mean anything or just more waiting? Thanks!


Potterrotter above said that apparently there's UR4 and UR5 hahah we'll be here for a while


omg LMAO okay yup going to continue ignoring the Chicago status checker.


Good idea, I'm boycotting that until 2017 8)


Same! That'll show em!

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

Postby fingercrossed » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:15 pm

I had an interview a few weeks ago...LSAT, GPA > 75. Does admissions require an interview? If not, should I be unnerved by having had an interview?

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

Postby curry1 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:19 pm

fingercrossed wrote:I had an interview a few weeks ago...LSAT, GPA > 75. Does admissions require an interview? If not, should I be unnerved by having had an interview?


yes, in virtually all cases you have to interview to be admitted

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

Postby Kaziende » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:13 am

An interview at Chicago is in no way a bad sign. Enjoy your Ruby!

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

Postby Rubbishdump » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:34 pm

Has everyone else who applied ED received an interview request already?

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

Postby dreams2020 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:05 pm

Rubbishdump wrote:Has everyone else who applied ED received an interview request already?

I haven't

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

Postby Aquinas » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:41 pm

Has anyone who applied in late October been invited to interview yet? I applied 10/25, and aside from going UR1 on 11/14, have yet to hear anything from U of C. My understanding is that this is probably just a matter of UChicago not having released a wave of interview invites since my app went under review, but still, being the neurotic bastard I am, I can't help but worry that it could mean something bad...

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

Postby ad34964n » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:43 pm

Aquinas wrote:Has anyone who applied in late October been invited to interview yet? I applied 10/25, and aside from going UR1 on 11/14, have yet to hear anything from U of C. My understanding is that this is probably just a matter of UChicago not having released a wave of interview invites since my app went under review, but still, being the neurotic bastard I am, I can't help but worry that it could mean something bad...


Misery does indeed love company... UR1 since 11/1. Only time will tell...

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

Postby potterotter » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:44 pm

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

Postby katthegreat11 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:45 pm

ad34964n wrote:
Aquinas wrote:Has anyone who applied in late October been invited to interview yet? I applied 10/25, and aside from going UR1 on 11/14, have yet to hear anything from U of C. My understanding is that this is probably just a matter of UChicago not having released a wave of interview invites since my app went under review, but still, being the neurotic bastard I am, I can't help but worry that it could mean something bad...


Misery does indeed love company... UR1 since 11/1. Only time will tell...


+1 to the UR1 since 11/1.

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

Postby katthegreat11 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:51 pm

potterotter wrote:
Aquinas wrote:Has anyone who applied in late October been invited to interview yet? I applied 10/25, and aside from going UR1 on 11/14, have yet to hear anything from U of C. My understanding is that this is probably just a matter of UChicago not having released a wave of interview invites since my app went under review, but still, being the neurotic bastard I am, I can't help but worry that it could mean something bad...


Chicago seems to be doing the waves in the order the applications went complete. Mine went complete mid-September. I can think of no other reason why I would be in the first wave. I wouldn't worry if I were you. If there's a wave after you went under review, then maybe begin to worry then :)


There's only been one wave so far, correct? On November 1?



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