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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:14 pm

strokes788 wrote:Yesss under review 3/11. How has Chicago been treating 3.5+ 172s this year? Anyone stalk LSN enough to know :)?

http://chicago.lawschoolnumbers.com/sta ... Cycle=0910

Chicago is one of the stranger schools. They have a small class size so I think they only admit students with good numbers + a good fit for the school. Other schools say the good fit thing (including one in the midwest), but I don't think they necessarily mean it. The anecdotal data from LSN seems to indicate.. who knows?

Plenty of 172/3.6s got WLed while some 172/3.5s were accepted.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:11 pm

What do you guys think is a good 'fit' for Chicago?

I think I'm going to hold off on the de facto ED LOCI until they waitlist me.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:43 pm

los blancos wrote:What do you guys think is a good 'fit' for Chicago?

I think I'm going to hold off on the de facto ED LOCI until they waitlist me.

I recommend reading the law school profiles on here as well as the two interviews. It'll give you a pretty good idea of what's going on.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby LDC » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:56 pm

I got in last Friday. 3.63, 171, will have been out of school for 2 years come this fall.

It's nice to see that some schools consider more than just straight-up numbers.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Richard Rorty » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:55 pm

Are any other 3/4 UR-ers still alive?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby AllBusiness » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:56 pm

Richard Rorty! Ha!

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:56 pm

LDC wrote:I got in last Friday. 3.63, 171, will have been out of school for 2 years come this fall.

It's nice to see that some schools consider more than just straight-up numbers.


You and I have exactly the same numbers, did you write anything special for Chicago? Any strong softs?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:04 pm

Richard Rorty wrote:Are any other 3/4 UR-ers still alive?



Right here. 3/4 is my first UR date, though.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby MPMP » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:06 pm

legalnoeagle wrote:
Richard Rorty wrote:Are any other 3/4 UR-ers still alive?



Right here. 3/4 is my first UR date, though.


Same. 3/4 --> 3/9 still alive. My numbers should be WL or maybe reject, but we'll see..

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Richard Rorty » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:11 pm

legalnoeagle wrote:
Richard Rorty wrote:Are any other 3/4 UR-ers still alive?



Right here. 3/4 is my first UR date, though.


Same here. I feel slightly hopeful because I figure that if they were going to reject/WL me, they could have just done it yesterday. But maybe they just haven't gotten to my application yet. Also, all but two of the decisions yesterday (3/10) that are on LSN are rejections/WLs. Nearly all of the 3/5 decisions are acceptances.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:17 pm

Richard Rorty wrote:
legalnoeagle wrote:
Richard Rorty wrote:Are any other 3/4 UR-ers still alive?



Right here. 3/4 is my first UR date, though.


Same here. I feel slightly hopeful because I figure that if they were going to reject/WL me, they could have just done it yesterday. But maybe they just haven't gotten to my application yet. Also, all but two of the decisions yesterday (3/10) that are on LSN are rejections/WLs. Nearly all of the 3/5 decisions are acceptances.



I don't know what to think about this cycle anymore. I've tried to make sense of different status updates and failed miserably thus far. Some of the turnarounds on yesterday's WL's/rejections were surprisingly fast (meaning only one UR date), yet conventional wisdom says that you need a couple of updates before a decision is rendered.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:32 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
los blancos wrote:What do you guys think is a good 'fit' for Chicago?

I think I'm going to hold off on the de facto ED LOCI until they waitlist me.

I recommend reading the law school profiles on here as well as the two interviews. It'll give you a pretty good idea of what's going on.


Ah thanks for reminding me.

I was always under the impression that Chicago didn't like "Why Chicago" essays... I think I might write one now and note my commitment to enrolling if accepted at the end.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby im_blue » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:46 pm

los blancos wrote:What do you guys think is a good 'fit' for Chicago?

I think I'm going to hold off on the de facto ED LOCI until they waitlist me.

It's hard to say, since Chicago took several 3.8+/168-169's but waitlisted a bunch of 3.6/172's. But they do have a reputation for emphasizing undergrad prestige.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:31 pm

im_blue wrote:
los blancos wrote:What do you guys think is a good 'fit' for Chicago?

I think I'm going to hold off on the de facto ED LOCI until they waitlist me.

It's hard to say, since Chicago took several 3.8+/168-169's but waitlisted a bunch of 3.6/172's. But they do have a reputation for emphasizing undergrad prestige.


Yeah, my UG is apparently very well-represented there. Chicago is more of a black box than I thought it was. (FWIW: LSAT at median, GPA between 25th and median)

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ivorynightfall » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:33 pm

I was waitlisted with a 3.86/173 from Stanford...

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Nom Sawyer » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:34 pm

ivorynightfall wrote:I was waitlisted with a 3.86/173 from Stanford...


and you find this surprising?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ivorynightfall » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:35 pm

? I shouldn't...?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby AngryAvocado » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:40 pm

ivorynightfall wrote:I was waitlisted with a 3.86/173 from Stanford...


Maybe Cali kids aren't gollum-like enough for U-Chicago. :lol:

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby opus127 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:44 pm

los blancos wrote:
Yeah, my UG is apparently very well-represented there. Chicago is more of a black box than I thought it was. (FWIW: LSAT at median, GPA between 25th and median)


Well, they WLed me. :?

(In case you didn't see it in the FR thread, sorry about Berkeley.)

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Nom Sawyer » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:21 pm

ivorynightfall wrote:? I shouldn't...?


oh whooops... i thought u meant you were WL at Stanford with a 3.86 and 173...

yeah sounds like YP to me... Chicago probably figured that those numbers paired with a Stanford UG were guaranteed for a HYS...

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby TaiRuiJin » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:30 pm

+1 to their valuing undergrad prestige--4.0/171 = WL. No one from my undergrad has ever been accepted (jr. college changed to 4-year in early 2000--already accredited). FYI

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby soullesswonder » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:40 am

With apologies to those struggling with the inscrutable nature of Chicago's adcomms...weren't last week's admits supposed to hear about financial aid this week?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby lsathalon » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:46 am

soullesswonder wrote:With apologies to those struggling with the inscrutable nature of Chicago's adcomms...weren't last week's admits supposed to hear about financial aid this week?


indeed...definitely still waiting here, though.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby lsathalon » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:13 pm

They just told me it will be a few more weeks.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby mjets10 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:31 pm

Did you call to ask or did you receive an e-mail? I don't understand why Chicago seems to be getting everything so wrong this cycle.




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