U Chicago 2010

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:31 pm

VoidSix wrote:
crackberry wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:They don't offer full-rides. They're pretty liberal with auto-rejections though. hth

It'd be funny if they held on to a last group of auto-rejects until the very end of the time frame and then emailed them and made fun of them. Funny, but unlikely.


UChi is going to send you one of these shirts: --LinkRemoved--. Because they know there's no way you attend.

Sorry the picture is so small. Hopefully you remember those shirts.

I actually have a similar one. In mine, however, the tree is doing terrible things to the bear. And the shirt is red.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby triplecats » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:58 pm

UR 1/21, no news at the moment. Complete 11/4/09. We will see if U of C rejects me as brutally as they did for undergrad.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Lermontov » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:32 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Tuyarp wrote:UR 11/25 here. Went complete mid-September.

There are a few of us. You, me, georgina, lermontov, maybe a couple others. I wonder what we all have in common...


Full scholarships?


They don't offer full-rides. They're pretty liberal with auto-rejections though. hth


:roll:
Just because you've never heard of the super-double-secret scholarship don't mean it doesn't exist. Duh.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby keiko » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:11 pm

crackberry wrote:
Tuyarp wrote:UR 11/25 here. Went complete mid-September.

There are a few of us. You, me, georgina, lermontov, maybe a couple others. I wonder what we all have in common...


i have a feeling at least a few of us from that batch are admits :D hope i'm not jinxing anybody...

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby johnstuartmill » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:30 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
crackberry wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:They don't offer full-rides. They're pretty liberal with auto-rejections though. hth

It'd be funny if they held on to a last group of auto-rejects until the very end of the time frame and then emailed them and made fun of them. Funny, but unlikely.


Dear Applicant,

lol

Sincerely,

Dean Ann Killian Perry


I've definitely responded to an e-mail from Regents University School of Law with a simple "lol".

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Tuyarp » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:42 am

keiko wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Tuyarp wrote:UR 11/25 here. Went complete mid-September.

There are a few of us. You, me, georgina, lermontov, maybe a couple others. I wonder what we all have in common...


i have a feeling at least a few of us from that batch are admits :D hope i'm not jinxing anybody...


Can't all of us be admits?? Plz?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby amputatedbrain » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:53 am

complete first week in September, UR 11/25 . . . sort of weak numbers, but gotta be good that they haven't dinged yet, and least taking a real careful look . . . right?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ShibaDan » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:19 am

I read somewhere about Chicago's harsh grading policy...can anyone elaborate on what that is?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ankit » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:07 am

Tuyarp wrote:
keiko wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Tuyarp wrote:UR 11/25 here. Went complete mid-September.

There are a few of us. You, me, georgina, lermontov, maybe a couple others. I wonder what we all have in common...


i have a feeling at least a few of us from that batch are admits :D hope i'm not jinxing anybody...


Can't all of us be admits?? Plz?


I'm still at 12/14 (September complete and went UR on 11/25). I really think we may all be in the WL group, cos I havent seen any WLs reported amongst RD applicants so far. Though it is odd that they haven't already informed us about the decision.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Rand M. » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:32 am

def2104 wrote:I read somewhere about Chicago's harsh grading policy...can anyone elaborate on what that is?


I wouldn't say it is harsh necessarily, just more specific than most. Copied from the wiki page:

The Law School employs a unique grading system with a range from 155 to 186. (The grading scale was previously 55-86, but the school prefixed their grades with a "1" in 2003 to avoid confusion with traditional grading scales.) These numerical grades convert to the more familiar alphabetical scale as follows: 155-159 = F, 160-167 = D, 168-173 = C, 174-179 = B, 180-186 = A. For classes of more than 50 students, professors are encouraged to set the median grade at 177, with the number of grades above a 180 approximately equaling the number of grades below a 173. Professors, however, are entitled to set a lower median at his or her discretion.
A student graduates "with honors" if a final average of 179 is attained, "with high honors" if a final average of 180.5 is attained, and "with highest honors" if a final average of 182 is attained. The last of these achievements is rare; typically only one student every few years will attain the requisite 182 average. Additionally, the Law School awards two class-rank based honors at graduation. The top 10% are honored as "Order of the Coif," and the top 5% are honored as "Kirkland Scholars" (a designation created in 2006 by a $7 million donation from the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis).

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Rawlsian » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:30 pm

I sent my application in on 1/05, but I'm still incomplete. Anyone else in a similar situation? Should I call?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:32 pm

ankit wrote:I'm still at 12/14 (September complete and went UR on 11/25). I really think we may all be in the WL group, cos I havent seen any WLs reported amongst RD applicants so far. Though it is odd that they haven't already informed us about the decision.


I'm in the same boat except I was a mid-October applicant and am still at 12/21 UR. Feels like a WL to me.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby K's Logic » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:12 pm

Rawlsian wrote:I sent my application in on 1/05, but I'm still incomplete. Anyone else in a similar situation? Should I call?


I am still at "12/30 Application Received"

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby eshort » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:02 pm

K's Logic wrote:
Rawlsian wrote:I sent my application in on 1/05, but I'm still incomplete. Anyone else in a similar situation? Should I call?


I am still at "12/30 Application Received"


I am still sitting with a 12/31 - Application Received.
From looking at LSN and people going complete, I am not worried yet; I am fully expecting it to take 4-6 weeks to go complete.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby scribelaw » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:08 pm

eshort wrote:
K's Logic wrote:
Rawlsian wrote:I sent my application in on 1/05, but I'm still incomplete. Anyone else in a similar situation? Should I call?


I am still at "12/30 Application Received"


I am still sitting with a 12/31 - Application Received.
From looking at LSN and people going complete, I am not worried yet; I am fully expecting it to take 4-6 weeks to go complete.


+1.

I don't understand why Chicago takes so much longer than everyone else...I really like them, but I might not find out whether I'm in until April, according to LSN from past years...That will make it hard to visit.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby hiromoto45 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:17 pm

K's Logic wrote:
Rawlsian wrote:I sent my application in on 1/05, but I'm still incomplete. Anyone else in a similar situation? Should I call?


I am still at "12/30 Application Received"



I was going to call on Friday, but their only taking calls from 10am to 3pm. I just missed the window. I called a few other schools and inquired why I was not complete after apply over 3 weeks ago. Some are behind because of the volume and some did not receive my LSAC report at the time they received my application so data entry lagged. Maybe this is the case with Chicago. The majority just updated that I was complete when I called them.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby eshort » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:22 pm

hiromoto45 wrote:
K's Logic wrote:
Rawlsian wrote:I sent my application in on 1/05, but I'm still incomplete. Anyone else in a similar situation? Should I call?


I am still at "12/30 Application Received"



I was going to call on Friday, but their only taking calls from 10am to 3pm. I just missed the window. I called a few other schools and inquired why I was not complete after apply over 3 weeks ago. Some are behind because of the volume and some did not receive my LSAC report at the time they received my application so data entry lagged. Maybe this is the case with Chicago. The majority just updated that I was complete when I called them.


If you are wondering about the LSAC report being sent to Chicago, you can check the date it was on your LSAC account (Apply dropdown, report status). For me, it did take about a week to get sent out and then an updated transcript was sent out on 1/11. I am hoping the updated transcript won't slow me down!

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby prefontaine » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:12 am

scribelaw wrote:
eshort wrote:
K's Logic wrote:
Rawlsian wrote:I sent my application in on 1/05, but I'm still incomplete. Anyone else in a similar situation? Should I call?


I am still at "12/30 Application Received"


I am still sitting with a 12/31 - Application Received.
From looking at LSN and people going complete, I am not worried yet; I am fully expecting it to take 4-6 weeks to go complete.


+1.

I don't understand why Chicago takes so much longer than everyone else...I really like them, but I might not find out whether I'm in until April, according to LSN from past years...That will make it hard to visit.


Think I read something about the switch to paperless not being as smooth as they were hoping it would be, and there being more applications than usual.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby strandm2 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:37 am

Just went from UR 12/31 to UR 1/25, hopefully good news later this week.....

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:09 pm

I went from UR 1/15 to 1/25. I love movement... even if I have no clue what it means.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby strandm2 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:13 pm

yes movement...I'll just go back to smoking cigarettes, popping xanax, drinking beer, maybe blow a line or two of coke...movements great

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:14 pm

strandm2 wrote:yes movement...I'll just go back to smoking cigarettes, popping xanax, drinking beer, maybe blow a line or two of coke...movements great


Maybe you should just say fuck it all and move to speedballs.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby strandm2 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:16 pm

yes i met this nice lady at the gas station i'm sure she could hook me up....will make waiting so much more tolerable....

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby runnerman » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:18 pm

I'm still "application received 12/18" - should I be concerned that I haven't gone complete yet or changed to UR?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby gossipgirl » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:02 pm

"We have now released most decisions on files completed in Sept. and Oct. However, Ad. Comm. is still carefully considering some early files"

Who else is in this batch? I wonder why we've gotten additional review?




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