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

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:22 pm
by jgs
I went UR 1 on like 11/22 and UR 1.5 1/18 with no interview request as of yet. My LSAT is just below the 25th and GPA above 75th—UChi was a stretch, but at what point does UR 1.5 with no interview become a sign of an impending ding?

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

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:54 pm
by chelseacarl4970
jgs wrote:I went UR 1 on like 11/22 and UR 1.5 1/18 with no interview request as of yet. My LSAT is just below the 25th and GPA above 75th—UChi was a stretch, but at what point does UR 1.5 with no interview become a sign of an impending ding?


I had the same thing but I think it was actually UR2, not 1.5, because then I had a third UR with no interview and then WL. Also 75th LSAT below 25th GPA. Fingers crossed it's different for you tho!

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

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:55 pm
by tinycatfriend
Oh, please don't go to UChicago y'all, it is a mess

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

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:56 pm
by tortsilllustrated
tinycatfriend wrote:Oh, please don't go to UChicago y'all, it is a mess
tinycatfriend wrote:Oh, please don't go to UChicago y'all, it is a mess

Why?

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

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:58 pm
by etramak
tinycatfriend wrote:Oh, please don't go to UChicago y'all, it is a mess

Ranked fourth...one of the best if not the best employment outcomes....please enlighten us.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:01 pm
by 38981928
etramak wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:Oh, please don't go to UChicago y'all, it is a mess

Ranked fourth...one of the best if not the best employment outcomes....please enlighten us.


Also curious. I mean, I've heard the saying that it's "where the fun goes to die" but it seems to have helped its grads achieve great outcomes?

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

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:15 pm
by hayryem
Did anyone apply to the Doctoroff Program?

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

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:36 pm
by tinycatfriend
38981928 wrote:
etramak wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:Oh, please don't go to UChicago y'all, it is a mess

Ranked fourth...one of the best if not the best employment outcomes....please enlighten us.


Also curious. I mean, I've heard the saying that it's "where the fun goes to die" but it seems to have helped its grads achieve great outcomes?


PM me! There is a long, long list - not to do with employment outcomes, but, uh, when they say "where fun comes to die" they mean "where everyone comes to develop severe mental health issues" (literally everyone I know who ever went there developed a mental health issue while there).

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

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:41 pm
by dasq5511
tinycatfriend wrote:
38981928 wrote:
etramak wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:Oh, please don't go to UChicago y'all, it is a mess

Ranked fourth...one of the best if not the best employment outcomes....please enlighten us.


Also curious. I mean, I've heard the saying that it's "where the fun goes to die" but it seems to have helped its grads achieve great outcomes?


PM me! There is a long, long list - not to do with employment outcomes, but, uh, when they say "where fun comes to die" they mean "where everyone comes to develop severe mental health issues" (literally everyone I know who ever went there developed a mental health issue while there).


This is such BS, even the "where fun goes to die" thing does not apply to the law school.

Edit: From your post history, you're a 0L too. Don't know what the school could have done to offend you so much if you don't even go there.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:45 am
by 2021hopeful
This might be a dumb question, but to whom are you fellow waitlisted applicants addressing the waitlist LOCI (Admissions Office or Specific Person)?

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

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:39 pm
by toughTulip
To those who were waitlisted from ED - are you treating your LOCI as a 'Why Chicago?'. I never wrote one so I'm not sure if I'm supposed to write it as a traditional LOCI or a Why X, as the email suggests you can do the latter if you've never sent in one - but I feel like I need to address the fact that I got waitlisted?

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

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:59 pm
by tinycatfriend
All of that said, UChicago students are brilliant and deeply into the concept of learning. I loved my fellow students, a lot of the law school students I know also loved theirs, it's the administration that causes the headaches.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:06 pm
by dasq5511
To add on to what I wrote above, there are all types of people here. I know people whose lives are wake up at 6am, study most of the day, sleep at midnight, repeat, but I also know people who spend at least a few night a week at the bars and don't do much on the weekends. There's a good portion that keeps their books at school and doesn't do work at home.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:09 pm
by tinycatfriend
So, certain aspects are the same across undergrad and law - for example, SHS is SHS. I did also note my opinion is also based on conversations I've had with people at Chicago Law.

I do agree that a large aspect of it is just Chicago - for example, something I do warn undergrads about and that I think is generally worth considering if you're not from the Midwest is how dark and cold it is (this messed a lot of people up, including me) - because Chicago winters are their own beast and I think that's something to think really deeply about if you've never experienced them, because they are truly something else. Chicago is very segregated, but the University was actually fairly instrumental in creating the particular segregation around Hyde Park, and that culture hasn't really fully disappeared. This isn't to say other schools aren't racist or segregated, but Chicago is particularly bad, and those are all problems to consider when deciding on a school.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:19 pm
by tinycatfriend
So I agree with all of that - the problem is, freedom of speech isn't really given equally on campus. One of the big problems with this is that a member of the staff of Booth didn't want to work on this project for freedom of speech reasons, and she was told that because she was staff and not a professor, that her desire to recuse herself from this particular event could be grounds for her firing. (But if she was a professor, it wouldn't be, which is kinda messed up.) The University has also blocked certain speakers from coming in, particularly anti-Israel speakers, and has cracked down really hard on student protest. I completely agree on the importance of freedom of speech - what I find frustrating is that the University doesn't actually completely walk the walk.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:21 pm
by LawSSS
tinycatfriend wrote:So I agree with all of that - the problem is, freedom of speech isn't really given equally on campus. One of the big problems with this is that a member of the staff of Booth didn't want to work on this project for freedom of speech reasons, and she was told that because she was staff and not a professor, that her desire to recuse herself from this particular event could be grounds for her firing. (But if she was a professor, it wouldn't be, which is kinda messed up.) The University has also blocked certain speakers from coming in, particularly anti-Israel speakers, and has cracked down really hard on student protest. I completely agree on the importance of freedom of speech - what I find frustrating is that the University doesn't actually completely walk the walk.


Hmm, that is disturbing. Especially regarding the anti-Israel speakers. Thanks for the inside look!

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

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:28 pm
by dasq5511
LawSSS wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:So I agree with all of that - the problem is, freedom of speech isn't really given equally on campus. One of the big problems with this is that a member of the staff of Booth didn't want to work on this project for freedom of speech reasons, and she was told that because she was staff and not a professor, that her desire to recuse herself from this particular event could be grounds for her firing. (But if she was a professor, it wouldn't be, which is kinda messed up.) The University has also blocked certain speakers from coming in, particularly anti-Israel speakers, and has cracked down really hard on student protest. I completely agree on the importance of freedom of speech - what I find frustrating is that the University doesn't actually completely walk the walk.


Hmm, that is disturbing. Especially regarding the anti-Israel speakers. Thanks for the inside look!


No real opinion on this from me, whether you want to engage with what's going on at the undergrad is entirely up to you. I'm by no means defending what tinycat has a problem with, just saying that my time is spent studying, at home, or with friends when I'm not in class, so I mostly ignore things that are not in my sphere right now.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:07 pm
by maxchansen
None of this is unique to UChicago. During my time there, Penn undergrads frequently made identical claims about the school's high pressure culture and racist attitude towards Philadelphia. Pretty sure you're gonna find that stuff (or at least people who will allege it) any prestige university in an urban setting.

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

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:52 pm
by mishpt1
Went under review today. Didn't know Adcom works on the weekend.

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

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:38 pm
by Top Tier Lurker
The Chicago bashing is tiresome. This is supposed to be an admissions thread. Personally I'd rather focus on myself than point fingers at others (administration, other students, etc.)

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

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:17 pm
by rideagain
Had my interview recently. Was a really good experience. Fingers crossed!

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

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:15 pm
by personpitch
This is a very fascinating discussion of the top-law-schools.com to be had at UChicago

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

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:10 am
by ribbit16
tinycatfriend wrote:
38981928 wrote:
etramak wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:Oh, please don't go to UChicago y'all, it is a mess

Ranked fourth...one of the best if not the best employment outcomes....please enlighten us.


Also curious. I mean, I've heard the saying that it's "where the fun goes to die" but it seems to have helped its grads achieve great outcomes?


PM me! There is a long, long list - not to do with employment outcomes, but, uh, when they say "where fun comes to die" they mean "where everyone comes to develop severe mental health issues" (literally everyone I know who ever went there developed a mental health issue while there).


I went to undergrad at Chicago, and it should surprise nobody that this is an extreme exaggeration. Like at all universities, plenty of students struggled with mental health stuff, but nowhere near the majority. And the university has been trying to make the school more "fun" since the 90s, for better or for worse it's lost a lot of its traditional brutality (though it's still not Harvard or Brown).

The racial situation on campus can definitely be fraught at times - and I just saw a post on Above the Law today on a very questionable publication of the Burke Society, the Law School's far right discussion club. The admin is pretty much universally unpopular, but that won't affect your daily life.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:36 pm
by KSwag
WOW. The wave hit today, am I right?

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

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:45 pm
by schwatyl
Anyone do the Doctoroff Interview? If so it would be awesome if you could pm me details.