crackberry wrote:ClemCarter wrote:crackberry wrote:Chicago is relatively conservative and leans more toward BigLaw than any other T6 except maybe Columbia.
When you say "Chicago," who do you mean? Faculty? Students? How does a school "lean"?
Faculty. I don't know how this rubs off on the students.
And a higher percentage of Chicago grads go into BigLaw than any other T6 except maybe Columbia.
Consequently, my PI-focused PS and thinly veiled liberalism might have rubbed them the wrong way.
Chicago has a pretty small class size, so its proportion of BigLaw-bound grads may be misleading (esp vis-a-vis CLS). And I don't really understand how perceived faculty politics (are you referring to the Law and Econ specialists?) would impact admissions. I don't think the faculty reviews applicants.
Not trying to be devil's advocate; I'm just also PI-oriented and got in during the first wave with so-so numbers.
(Also very defensive about stereotypes about Chicago conservatism.)