Any news from Chicago about financial aid?


Echo66

I'm wondering whether anyone on this board has received financial aid from Chicago. Dean Badger said in his email last week that Chicago would inform those financial aid applicants from that day till April 1. I have received nothing so far :-(

I'm wondering whether anyone on this board has received financial aid from Chicago. Dean Badger said in his email last week that Chicago would inform those financial aid applicants from that day till April 1. I have received nothing so far :-(
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theme

Echo66

I got Dean Badger's letter informing me that my application for financial aid was denied. :( I received it about 2 days after the series of e-mails he sent.

I remember reading that Jess2006 was awarded financial aid.

Good luck!

Echo66

I got Dean Badger's letter informing me that my application for financial aid was denied. :( I received it about 2 days after the series of e-mails he sent.

I remember reading that Jess2006 was awarded financial aid.

Good luck!
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Echo66

Many thanks, theme. Sorry to hear that your financial application was denied. I'm waiting in despair...Will you choose Chicago without financial aid? I'm hesitated between Columbia and Chicago. Columbia does not offer me any financial aid, so my final choice will largely depend on the financial aid decision of Chicago...:-(

Many thanks, theme. Sorry to hear that your financial application was denied. I'm waiting in despair...Will you choose Chicago without financial aid? I'm hesitated between Columbia and Chicago. Columbia does not offer me any financial aid, so my final choice will largely depend on the financial aid decision of Chicago...:-(
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theme

Echo66

Bottomline - it's Chicago for me. Though I also hoped for financial aid. Do you have any pending application for financial aid with Columbia? I am not familiar with Columbia's program for financial aid.

Read your mail. Will write you a PM shortly.

Theme

Echo66

Bottomline - it's Chicago for me. Though I also hoped for financial aid. Do you have any pending application for financial aid with Columbia? I am not familiar with Columbia's program for financial aid.

Read your mail. Will write you a PM shortly.

Theme
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theme

By the way, I read in the Chicago website that 90% of the JDs get some financial assistance. And I would think that's one of the reasons why the funds alotted for the LLMs are not a lot.

Good luck, Echo 66!

By the way, I read in the Chicago website that 90% of the JDs get some financial assistance. And I would think that's one of the reasons why the funds alotted for the LLMs are not a lot.

Good luck, Echo 66!
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Jess2006

Hi theme and all - I was lucky enought ot get financial aid, so a large portion of my tuition is covered.

In the US, the money is focused on JD law education, LLM's are generally not supported unfortunately.

Look forward to meeting you all in September.

Hi theme and all - I was lucky enought ot get financial aid, so a large portion of my tuition is covered.

In the US, the money is focused on JD law education, LLM's are generally not supported unfortunately.

Look forward to meeting you all in September.
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Echo66

theme, I read your PM. Really appreciate all the information and suggestion youve provided. To be honest, I dont know much about those law schools. Columbia used to be my dream school due to its high rank, good reputation and strong alumni connection. But Ive started to learn more about Chicago since I joined this board. Just as you said, the quality of the program, the roster of faculty, the class size and interaction with professors and classmates sound quite attractive. Now Im a little bit biased to Chicago, especially if there could be some financial aid. Columbia has rejected to give me any financial aid. I doubt it would offer me any tuition waiver


However, I still have some concerns. Im more interested in corporate law and legal practice. I would like to continue to work in a law firm after graduation. I heard that Columbia is strong at corporate law and is popular among law firms. Im not sure whether Chicago is too academic I'm a little bit worried whether there would be much difference between law schools in NY and the ones in other cities (such as Chicago) in terms of job-hunting. Besides, Im also worried that, due to the small size of class at Chicago, the alumni connection would be weaker than that of Columbia. And I may not be able to meet as many people from my home country in Chicago as in NY. Im not sure whether it would be important for my future career


Anyway, what I can do now is to wait for Chicagos decision on financial aid, so as to make a final decision. The never-ending waiting is just killing me. Thanks very much for all your words. I also wish you good luck. Probably we can meeting at Chicago ^_*


I also sent you a PM with almost the same information above.

theme, I read your PM. Really appreciate all the information and suggestion you’ve provided. To be honest, I don’t know much about those law schools. Columbia used to be my dream school due to its high rank, good reputation and strong alumni connection. But I’ve started to learn more about Chicago since I joined this board. Just as you said, the quality of the program, the roster of faculty, the class size and interaction with professors and classmates sound quite attractive. Now I’m a little bit biased to Chicago, especially if there could be some financial aid. Columbia has rejected to give me any financial aid. I doubt it would offer me any tuition waiver…



However, I still have some concerns. I’m more interested in corporate law and legal practice. I would like to continue to work in a law firm after graduation. I heard that Columbia is strong at corporate law and is popular among law firms. I’m not sure whether Chicago is too academic… I'm a little bit worried whether there would be much difference between law schools in NY and the ones in other cities (such as Chicago) in terms of job-hunting. Besides, I’m also worried that, due to the small size of class at Chicago, the alumni connection would be weaker than that of Columbia. And I may not be able to meet as many people from my home country in Chicago as in NY. I’m not sure whether it would be important for my future career…



Anyway, what I can do now is to wait for Chicago’s decision on financial aid, so as to make a final decision. The never-ending waiting is just killing me. Thanks very much for all your words. I also wish you good luck. Probably we can meeting at Chicago ^_*



I also sent you a PM with almost the same information above.
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Echo66

Hi theme and all - I was lucky enought ot get financial aid, so a large portion of my tuition is covered.

In the US, the money is focused on JD law education, LLM's are generally not supported unfortunately.

Look forward to meeting you all in September.


Congratulations, Jess2006! I read from other posts that you have chosen Chicago over Harvard and Yale. You must be quite strong at academic or legal practice. I wish I could also get some financial aid from Chicago and join you all in the fall!

<blockquote>Hi theme and all - I was lucky enought ot get financial aid, so a large portion of my tuition is covered.

In the US, the money is focused on JD law education, LLM's are generally not supported unfortunately.

Look forward to meeting you all in September.</blockquote>

Congratulations, Jess2006! I read from other posts that you have chosen Chicago over Harvard and Yale. You must be quite strong at academic or legal practice. I wish I could also get some financial aid from Chicago and join you all in the fall!
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Courage

Hi guys,

I really want your help in order to know about U-Chicago's reputation in corporate law area. Some guys mentioned in this board that Chicago is very strong in corporate law area, but is this story true? I have checked their HP again and again, but I have not yet found right persons in corporate law area in this school, comparing to HLS, Columbia, or NYU. When I talked to a professor of my law school as to reputation of U-Chicago in terms of corporate law, he simply said, "Chicago is a great school, but I have not heard good reputation of U-Chicago in corporate law area." Therefore, I'm so confused. So, if you have some information about it, please inform me of whether Chicago is strong in corporate law area and, if so, who would be the best corporate law professor in the Chicago. I really appreciate your kindness.

Hi guys,

I really want your help in order to know about U-Chicago's reputation in corporate law area. Some guys mentioned in this board that Chicago is very strong in corporate law area, but is this story true? I have checked their HP again and again, but I have not yet found right persons in corporate law area in this school, comparing to HLS, Columbia, or NYU. When I talked to a professor of my law school as to reputation of U-Chicago in terms of corporate law, he simply said, "Chicago is a great school, but I have not heard good reputation of U-Chicago in corporate law area." Therefore, I'm so confused. So, if you have some information about it, please inform me of whether Chicago is strong in corporate law area and, if so, who would be the best corporate law professor in the Chicago. I really appreciate your kindness.
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Echo66

Hi guys,

I really want your help in order to know about U-Chicago's reputation in corporate law area. Some guys mentioned in this board that Chicago is very strong in corporate law area, but is this story true? I have checked their HP again and again, but I have not yet found right persons in corporate law area in this school, comparing to HLS, Columbia, or NYU. When I talked to a professor of my law school as to reputation of U-Chicago in terms of corporate law, he simply said, "Chicago is a great school, but I have not heard good reputation of U-Chicago in corporate law area." Therefore, I'm so confused. So, if you have some information about it, please inform me of whether Chicago is strong in corporate law area and, if so, who would be the best corporate law professor in the Chicago. I really appreciate your kindness.



This is also one of my concerns...meanwhile I'm also wondering whether it really matters that much for a one-year LL.M. program...

<blockquote>Hi guys,

I really want your help in order to know about U-Chicago's reputation in corporate law area. Some guys mentioned in this board that Chicago is very strong in corporate law area, but is this story true? I have checked their HP again and again, but I have not yet found right persons in corporate law area in this school, comparing to HLS, Columbia, or NYU. When I talked to a professor of my law school as to reputation of U-Chicago in terms of corporate law, he simply said, "Chicago is a great school, but I have not heard good reputation of U-Chicago in corporate law area." Therefore, I'm so confused. So, if you have some information about it, please inform me of whether Chicago is strong in corporate law area and, if so, who would be the best corporate law professor in the Chicago. I really appreciate your kindness.</blockquote>


This is also one of my concerns...meanwhile I'm also wondering whether it really matters that much for a one-year LL.M. program...
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gar33

Hi guys,

I really want your help in order to know about U-Chicago's reputation in corporate law area. Some guys mentioned in this board that Chicago is very strong in corporate law area, but is this story true? I have checked their HP again and again, but I have not yet found right persons in corporate law area in this school, comparing to HLS, Columbia, or NYU. When I talked to a professor of my law school as to reputation of U-Chicago in terms of corporate law, he simply said, "Chicago is a great school, but I have not heard good reputation of U-Chicago in corporate law area." Therefore, I'm so confused. So, if you have some information about it, please inform me of whether Chicago is strong in corporate law area and, if so, who would be the best corporate law professor in the Chicago. I really appreciate your kindness.


Corporate Law is not my strongest interest but I believe Frank Easterbook teaches there. (Dan Fischel left last year or so... I think...). Moreover, Dick Posner is, from a L&E perspective, outstanding in any area. Check his treatise on EAL.

BTW, I read last fall an excellent book by Easterbook and Fischel (both from Chicago when the book was publuched): "The Economic Structure of Corporate Law". I can't remember the quotations, but if you check you might find some more people teaching at Chicago.

Regards.

<blockquote>Hi guys,

I really want your help in order to know about U-Chicago's reputation in corporate law area. Some guys mentioned in this board that Chicago is very strong in corporate law area, but is this story true? I have checked their HP again and again, but I have not yet found right persons in corporate law area in this school, comparing to HLS, Columbia, or NYU. When I talked to a professor of my law school as to reputation of U-Chicago in terms of corporate law, he simply said, "Chicago is a great school, but I have not heard good reputation of U-Chicago in corporate law area." Therefore, I'm so confused. So, if you have some information about it, please inform me of whether Chicago is strong in corporate law area and, if so, who would be the best corporate law professor in the Chicago. I really appreciate your kindness.</blockquote>

Corporate Law is not my strongest interest but I believe Frank Easterbook teaches there. (Dan Fischel left last year or so... I think...). Moreover, Dick Posner is, from a L&E perspective, outstanding in any area. Check his treatise on EAL.

BTW, I read last fall an excellent book by Easterbook and Fischel (both from Chicago when the book was publuched): "The Economic Structure of Corporate Law". I can't remember the quotations, but if you check you might find some more people teaching at Chicago.

Regards.
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Courage

gar 33>

Thank you! I will check again according to your suggestion.

gar 33>

Thank you! I will check again according to your suggestion.
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gar33

You're welcome my friend!

You're welcome my friend!
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theme

Dear Echo66,

For some reason, I cannot seem to repy to your P.M. so here is my reply.

From what I know, Chicago has about 2-3 professors from China and about the same number from the current LLMs due to graduate in June. Chicago even offers courses specific to China and Chinese laws. I think this would be important for you in the event you choose to work and settle in China.

Have you gone over the list of LLMs sent by Dean Badger? To address your concern on corporate practice, I think other than what gar33 posted, they would be in a best position to give advice.

I'm from the Philippines and I am a practising litigation lawyer. Like you, I am interested in corporate law as well. I also teach and the academic inclinations of Chicago appeal to me.

Do you plan to work in the U.S. like NYC for example? You know, you are lucky because from what I know U.S. law firms are really bent on getting U.S. educated lawyers from China to best serve their clients who have investments in China.

And about networking, while I believe Columbia (because of the class size is 3x or 4x the size of Chicago's), it would have the advantage. However, as a law practitioner, I do not expect fellow lawyers to be my contacts or network. I think our future clients will come from the business school and from what I know, the Chicago's Graduate School of Business (GSB) is also a good business school. And I think, at the end of the day, it is our competence and expertise that will boost our network or client-drawing abilities.

I know it's so costly to fund our LL.M. so I want to study in an institution where I can maximize the benefits of an LL.M.

Good luck and hope you receive positive news about your financial aid application!

Dear Echo66,

For some reason, I cannot seem to repy to your P.M. so here is my reply.

From what I know, Chicago has about 2-3 professors from China and about the same number from the current LLMs due to graduate in June. Chicago even offers courses specific to China and Chinese laws. I think this would be important for you in the event you choose to work and settle in China.

Have you gone over the list of LLMs sent by Dean Badger? To address your concern on corporate practice, I think other than what gar33 posted, they would be in a best position to give advice.

I'm from the Philippines and I am a practising litigation lawyer. Like you, I am interested in corporate law as well. I also teach and the academic inclinations of Chicago appeal to me.

Do you plan to work in the U.S. like NYC for example? You know, you are lucky because from what I know U.S. law firms are really bent on getting U.S. educated lawyers from China to best serve their clients who have investments in China.

And about networking, while I believe Columbia (because of the class size is 3x or 4x the size of Chicago's), it would have the advantage. However, as a law practitioner, I do not expect fellow lawyers to be my contacts or network. I think our future clients will come from the business school and from what I know, the Chicago's Graduate School of Business (GSB) is also a good business school. And I think, at the end of the day, it is our competence and expertise that will boost our network or client-drawing abilities.

I know it's so costly to fund our LL.M. so I want to study in an institution where I can maximize the benefits of an LL.M.

Good luck and hope you receive positive news about your financial aid application!

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Acknow

Hi All. I'm in the same position of some of you. Chicago vs Columbia or Columbia vs Chicago + financial aid needed in any case.
For Echo: I'm still waiting a sign from UoC as for my request for f.aid. Crossing finger. Have you had any news? Good luck to evrbdy

Hi All. I'm in the same position of some of you. Chicago vs Columbia or Columbia vs Chicago + financial aid needed in any case.
For Echo: I'm still waiting a sign from UoC as for my request for f.aid. Crossing finger. Have you had any news? Good luck to evrbdy
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Echo66

hey theme, really appreciate all you words. Yeah, I'm thinking of working in the US for a year or two after LL.M. graduation before going back to my hometown. However, it's not a big deal if I can't make it...But at this stage, I just wanna convince myself to choose a law school that will promise most opportunites and bring most out of me...I'm just greedy...ha ha.. It feels great that the LL.M. candidates exchange their ideas here before they really know each other...so nice to talk to you alll...

hey theme, really appreciate all you words. Yeah, I'm thinking of working in the US for a year or two after LL.M. graduation before going back to my hometown. However, it's not a big deal if I can't make it...But at this stage, I just wanna convince myself to choose a law school that will promise most opportunites and bring most out of me...I'm just greedy...ha ha.. It feels great that the LL.M. candidates exchange their ideas here before they really know each other...so nice to talk to you alll...
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Echo66

Hi All. I'm in the same position of some of you. Chicago vs Columbia or Columbia vs Chicago + financial aid needed in any case.
For Echo: I'm still waiting a sign from UoC as for my request for f.aid. Crossing finger. Have you had any news? Good luck to evrbdy


hi Acknow. I've still got nothing from Chicago...no news is good news?...I just cannot wait anymore. Dean Badger promised in his email that they would inform us by April 1, but it's April 3 already, and soon to be April 4...I'm just swinging between Columbia and Chicago...Welcome other friends to share their views and information about the two schools...

<blockquote>Hi All. I'm in the same position of some of you. Chicago vs Columbia or Columbia vs Chicago + financial aid needed in any case.
For Echo: I'm still waiting a sign from UoC as for my request for f.aid. Crossing finger. Have you had any news? Good luck to evrbdy</blockquote>

hi Acknow. I've still got nothing from Chicago...no news is good news?...I just cannot wait anymore. Dean Badger promised in his email that they would inform us by April 1, but it's April 3 already, and soon to be April 4...I'm just swinging between Columbia and Chicago...Welcome other friends to share their views and information about the two schools...
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Acknow

Echo, nothing from Chicago as well. Hoping that they are willing to share their fund-raising activity. *_°

Echo, nothing from Chicago as well. Hoping that they are willing to share their fund-raising activity. *_°
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Echo66

Just got Dean Badger's email. Application was rejected :-(

Just got Dean Badger's email. Application was rejected :-(
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Acknow

Sorry to hear that. I'm still waiting. However, the original question is still alive? CLS or UoC?

Sorry to hear that. I'm still waiting. However, the original question is still alive? CLS or UoC?
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