UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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principalagent
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby principalagent » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:28 pm

Interview Request!!

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby profdogwalker » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:34 pm

principalagent wrote:Interview Request!!


+1

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby goingnutslawschool » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:37 pm

That really sucks that UChicago is hard on the UGPA of its own students during their law school admissions process. Not applying this cycle because still in undergrad there. Yeah, and a 4.0 is impossible there. Just not gonna happen. Knew about the grade deflation before coming here so not surprised. Still a GPA 3.5 at UChicago and a GPA 3.5 at University of Mississippi is not the same thing at all. Sorry no disrespect to Ole Miss but took some classes there and an A was no problem. You really earn your A at UChicago.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby nixbaby » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:39 pm

also just got interview request. anyone know much about the interview?

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby rachelac » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:42 pm

Interview! woo!

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sillymints7962 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:47 pm

Congratulations to everyone who got interview requests! I haven't yet myself, did everyone get emails followed by status checker updates?

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:06 pm

sillymints7962 wrote:Congratulations to everyone who got interview requests! I haven't yet myself, did everyone get emails followed by status checker updates?


I did

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby nm2323 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:18 pm

My application only went under review a week ago. For those who got interview requests, did you go complete/under review on the earlier side? I'm above the 75th on LSAT and really slightly below the 25th on GPA so a little concerned it could be numbers based, but hoping it's just because I went complete a little later
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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sillymints7962 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:22 pm

Platopus wrote:
sillymints7962 wrote:Congratulations to everyone who got interview requests! I haven't yet myself, did everyone get emails followed by status checker updates?


I did


Thanks. I guess I didn't because I'm an international (S)

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby #gobroncos » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:29 pm

Damn. Not in the first round for JS1s or Chicago interviews? This hurts, T14. :cry:

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sillymints7962 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:35 pm

#gobroncos wrote:Damn. Not in the first round for JS1s or Chicago interviews? This hurts, T14. :cry:

+180

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby zachbp13 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:52 pm

#gobroncos wrote:Damn. Not in the first round for JS1s or Chicago interviews? This hurts, T14. :cry:


When did you submit? Hoping we are in the second round.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Avi223 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:01 pm

Got interview. Applied September 21. 4.0 GPA 171 LSAT

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby #gobroncos » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:19 pm

zachbp13 wrote:
#gobroncos wrote:Damn. Not in the first round for JS1s or Chicago interviews? This hurts, T14. :cry:


When did you submit? Hoping we are in the second round.


Went complete on 10/5. I’m not actually worried at this point. Chicago is possibly my #1 choice, so I’m just hyper-attentive to anything UChi. Haha.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:20 am

Interview questions, scooped from the c/o 2020 thread:


Why law?
Why law now?
Why Chicago?
What am I doing between now and law school (I was a December graduate from UG)?
Resume related questions (questions about specific items or bullet-points on your rezzy).
Have you ever had a time when you were out of your element or comfort zone?
What is your greatest accomplishment?
If you could go back in time and redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
Discuss a memorable class or moment in a class.
Why did you choose your undergrad?
What is your preferred work style?
What do you do in your free time?
How would your professors describe you?
How would your peers describe you?
How would your coworkers describe you?
Do you have any questions for me?
"Who most influenced your decision to go to law school?"
Tell me about a challenge you faced?
Tell me about your current job.
Any points you want me to especially emphasize with the admissions committee?
"What is on your bucket list?"
If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby DistrictDisaster » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:35 pm

No interview yet for me either, but only applied a few weeks ago. I *did* go UR1 today and was absurdly excited. If I ever actually get in I'll probably have a stroke. Congrats and good luck to those who are getting first round of interviews!!

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby virginia_direwoolf » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:39 pm

Platopus wrote:Interview questions, scooped from the c/o 2020 thread:


Why law?
Why law now?
Why Chicago?
What am I doing between now and law school (I was a December graduate from UG)?
Resume related questions (questions about specific items or bullet-points on your rezzy).
Have you ever had a time when you were out of your element or comfort zone?
What is your greatest accomplishment?
If you could go back in time and redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
Discuss a memorable class or moment in a class.
Why did you choose your undergrad?
What is your preferred work style?
What do you do in your free time?
How would your professors describe you?
How would your peers describe you?
How would your coworkers describe you?
Do you have any questions for me?
"Who most influenced your decision to go to law school?"
Tell me about a challenge you faced?
Tell me about your current job.
Any points you want me to especially emphasize with the admissions committee?
"What is on your bucket list?"
If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?


You rock, Platopus. Many thanks.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby rachelac » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:58 pm

virginia_direwoolf wrote:
Platopus wrote:Interview questions, scooped from the c/o 2020 thread:


Why law?
Why law now?
Why Chicago?
What am I doing between now and law school (I was a December graduate from UG)?
Resume related questions (questions about specific items or bullet-points on your rezzy).
Have you ever had a time when you were out of your element or comfort zone?
What is your greatest accomplishment?
If you could go back in time and redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
Discuss a memorable class or moment in a class.
Why did you choose your undergrad?
What is your preferred work style?
What do you do in your free time?
How would your professors describe you?
How would your peers describe you?
How would your coworkers describe you?
Do you have any questions for me?
"Who most influenced your decision to go to law school?"
Tell me about a challenge you faced?
Tell me about your current job.
Any points you want me to especially emphasize with the admissions committee?
"What is on your bucket list?"
If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?


You rock, Platopus. Many thanks.


I'm interviewing this afternoon so I'll let y'all know if there are any curveballs!

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AlPastor » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:14 pm

Congrats to everyone who got an interview request! I submitted way later than most and just went UR.

Good luck y'all

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby virginia_direwoolf » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:19 pm

rachelac wrote:
virginia_direwoolf wrote:
Platopus wrote:Interview questions, scooped from the c/o 2020 thread:


Why law?
Why law now?
Why Chicago?
What am I doing between now and law school (I was a December graduate from UG)?
Resume related questions (questions about specific items or bullet-points on your rezzy).
Have you ever had a time when you were out of your element or comfort zone?
What is your greatest accomplishment?
If you could go back in time and redo one thing in your life, what would it be?
Discuss a memorable class or moment in a class.
Why did you choose your undergrad?
What is your preferred work style?
What do you do in your free time?
How would your professors describe you?
How would your peers describe you?
How would your coworkers describe you?
Do you have any questions for me?
"Who most influenced your decision to go to law school?"
Tell me about a challenge you faced?
Tell me about your current job.
Any points you want me to especially emphasize with the admissions committee?
"What is on your bucket list?"
If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?


You rock, Platopus. Many thanks.


I'm interviewing this afternoon so I'll let y'all know if there are any curveballs!


Thanks, Rachel! Good luck!!

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby TheDuke0fEarl » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:42 pm

Congrats to everyone who received their Interview Invite. I am hoping someone who has scoured past threads a little more than I have can provide insight on moving to UR 2 without an Interview Invite? Is this considered UR 2 or UR 1.5? How has this been interpreted in the past? Thanks!

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby rachelac » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:04 pm

Generally enjoyable interview, exactly 20 minutes, more specific-to-me questions about work, my PS, etc, than I expected based on the list (though I do have 3 years out so that might vary). My interviewer said "why law" is their standard opener.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby newyork14 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:36 pm

TheDuke0fEarl wrote:Congrats to everyone who received their Interview Invite. I am hoping someone who has scoured past threads a little more than I have can provide insight on moving to UR 2 without an Interview Invite? Is this considered UR 2 or UR 1.5? How has this been interpreted in the past? Thanks!

+1

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby emilyLl » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:42 pm

newyork14 wrote:
TheDuke0fEarl wrote:Congrats to everyone who received their Interview Invite. I am hoping someone who has scoured past threads a little more than I have can provide insight on moving to UR 2 without an Interview Invite? Is this considered UR 2 or UR 1.5? How has this been interpreted in the past? Thanks!

+1


Also UR2, no invite.

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Re: UChicago c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby fulbrightinmexico » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:52 pm

emilyLl wrote:
newyork14 wrote:
TheDuke0fEarl wrote:Congrats to everyone who received their Interview Invite. I am hoping someone who has scoured past threads a little more than I have can provide insight on moving to UR 2 without an Interview Invite? Is this considered UR 2 or UR 1.5? How has this been interpreted in the past? Thanks!

+1


Also UR2, no invite.


Same. What's the general consensus on whether getting an interview is required for admission?




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