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ontologyfail
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ontologyfail » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:14 pm

Core wrote:Ok, but why do you say that they do not require you to withdraw from schools you haven't received a decision from yet? Am I missing something? Text, from the admitted students' web site below.


Edited for RC Fail.
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby beef wellington » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:18 pm

ontologyfail wrote:
Core wrote:Ok, but why do you say that they do not require you to withdraw from schools you haven't received a decision from yet? Am I missing something? Text, from the admitted students' web site below.


Uh, because they don't? When you deposit, you are declaring that of all the schools you are currently accepted to, Chicago is your top choice, and you will not be attending any other school that has (at that moment) accepted you. If you're still under review somewhere, you aren't doing anything wrong if you later withdraw from Chicago to attend that school if they come through with an acceptance. If you get in somewhere off a waitlist, and withdraw from Chicago to attend that school, you haven't done anything wrong. The only thing you can't do is withdraw from Chicago, after sending the form and your deposit to Chicago, for a school that had already accepted you when you submitted your deposit and commitment form.

The bolded would appear to be wrong given the policy she quoted.

When you reserve a seat in the Class of 2013, we request that you withdraw any deposits or commitments to attend any other law school and withdraw any outstanding applications for which you have not received a decision.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Core » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:19 pm

beef wellington wrote:
ontologyfail wrote:
Core wrote:Ok, but why do you say that they do not require you to withdraw from schools you haven't received a decision from yet? Am I missing something? Text, from the admitted students' web site below.


Uh, because they don't? When you deposit, you are declaring that of all the schools you are currently accepted to, Chicago is your top choice, and you will not be attending any other school that has (at that moment) accepted you. If you're still under review somewhere, you aren't doing anything wrong if you later withdraw from Chicago to attend that school if they come through with an acceptance. If you get in somewhere off a waitlist, and withdraw from Chicago to attend that school, you haven't done anything wrong. The only thing you can't do is withdraw from Chicago, after sending the form and your deposit to Chicago, for a school that had already accepted you when you submitted your deposit and commitment form.

The bolded would appear to be wrong given the policy she quoted.

When you reserve a seat in the Class of 2013, we request that you withdraw any deposits or commitments to attend any other law school and withdraw any outstanding applications for which you have not received a decision.

Lol hence my confusion. I deposited thinking what you thought, but I didn't (my fault) realize I had to withdraw pending apps and such (CLS, HLS, SLS). Any thoughts? How screwed am I?
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ontologyfail » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:20 pm

RC Fail on my part. Sorry. :oops:

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby junelsat » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:20 pm

Note the word "request" rather than "require"

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby quetzalcoatl » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:27 pm

I cant believe im todays lone ranger. I knew admits would be few and far between, but I thought this was a pretty competitive batch (4/1,4/2). Numbers were high all around. Any other admits today?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:29 pm

quetzalcoatl wrote:I cant believe im todays lone ranger. I knew admits would be few and far between, but I thought this was a pretty competitive batch (4/1,4/2). Numbers were high all around. Any other admits today?

I ended up being the only admit a few days later than the rest of my batch. I think it was because they saw my TLS meltdown and saw how bad I wanted to attend. :D

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby BenJ » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:55 pm

Well, no decision for me today. Still UR 3/23 -> 3/26. Anyone else still UR on a date earlier than 4/1 or 4/2?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby TrackTony88 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:57 pm

BenJ wrote:Well, no decision for me today. Still UR 3/23 -> 3/26. Anyone else still UR on a date earlier than 4/1 or 4/2?


Yep..U/R 3/26 as well

Went complete same date as you as well (2/17)

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Reedie » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:20 pm

quetzalcoatl wrote:I cant believe im todays lone ranger. I knew admits would be few and far between, but I thought this was a pretty competitive batch (4/1,4/2). Numbers were high all around. Any other admits today?


Hey congrats dude! If only one of the two of us was going to get an outright admit, best it be you since you seemed to like Chicago more. Barring a miracle in Palo Alto it looks like it is between NYU and Duke for me.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby existenz » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:03 pm

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Core » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:33 pm

junelsat wrote:Note the word "request" rather than "require"

I hope this makes my situation all right. I really haven't decided between Penn & Chi (I had before, but I just received 78k in aid at Penn) and would like to wait on HLS and SLS.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby gerghk » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:38 pm

Got email today I'm waitlisted :(

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Core » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:40 pm

gerghk wrote:Got email today I'm waitlisted :(

Sorry :(

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby smartblonde87 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:52 am

Waitlist by email yesterday evening. Is the waitlist for Chicago more like a soft rejection or do people get off of it? Also, are there special/preferred levels to the WL?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby night06 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:53 am

So does anyone know if Chicago tends to actually pull from their waitlist at all?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby night06 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:53 am

smartblonde87 wrote:Waitlist by email yesterday evening. Is the waitlist for Chicago more like a soft rejection or do people get off of it? Also, are there special/preferred levels to the WL?


heh, asked the same question at the same time.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ilovelamp18 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:39 am

Anyone offering any speculation what it means to be a 4/2 person that has received no communication (wl/reject/admit)?? Hoping its a good sign but that's probably just wishful thinking.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby GeePee » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:54 pm

My status checker still says that I was waitlisted a month ago, which the school has told me repeatedly was a mistake.

I'd put pretty close to zero stock in how U of C uses that thing.

EDIT: Chicago definitely pulled several people from the WL last year, many as late as July or August. Not all of them were the WL candidates with the highest numbers, either.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 09042014 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:22 pm

Hey guys. If anyone is going to be in Chicago for ASW, a bunch of TLSers are having a meetup.

It's on Thursday. Details here viewtopic.php?f=10&t=113281

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby night06 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:05 pm

GeePee wrote:
EDIT: Chicago definitely pulled several people from the WL last year, many as late as July or August. Not all of them were the WL candidates with the highest numbers, either.


Hmm, that's reassuring. I feel lucky to even be on the waitlist; this was a major reach for me.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby los blancos » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:36 pm

Is it somewhat strange to go UR for the first time on a Friday? Guess I can probably expect a response within the next couple of weeks... Getting into Chicago would end my cycle. :mrgreen:

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby dakatz » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:38 pm

Anyone know if they offer a travel stipend for the ASW?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby liljerry » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:44 pm

Ya they do. I think its $200 max

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Core » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:44 pm

dakatz wrote:Anyone know if they offer a travel stipend for the ASW?

They do. I think it's up to $200. You just show them a receipt afterwards.




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