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nlsuistu

my app went complete on the 20th...people plz temme will i hear from Richard today?

Im freaking!!!!!

my app went complete on the 20th...people plz temme will i hear from Richard today?

Im freaking!!!!!
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nlsuistu

guys,
havnt ny of you herd today???


plz share....

guys,
havnt ny of you herd today???


plz share....
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velu

my application was completed late december and i haven't heard yet...

thanks for letting me know the time, NirS! i was trying to work out if there was any chance i'd find out that day... but the waiting continues....

my application was completed late december and i haven't heard yet...

thanks for letting me know the time, NirS! i was trying to work out if there was any chance i'd find out that day... but the waiting continues....
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What are the chances of getting in if you are placed in Standby Group?

What are the chances of getting in if you are placed in Standby Group?
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mikado

I think you can find some information in other Chicago threads on this forum.

I think you can find some information in other Chicago threads on this forum.



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Aky

Received a mail from Dean Badger 2 hours ago
Very disappointed, it was a deny :/

Well, good luck to you all !

Received a mail from Dean Badger 2 hours ago
Very disappointed, it was a deny :/

Well, good luck to you all !
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pisicchio

got waitlisted... (my lsac was "superior", my TOEFL score 105)

Hoping to be admitted later. Although I would prefer a different location, I have to admit that Chicago is a top law school, may be academically more prestigious than other law schools (even better ranked).

Congratulations to all the admitted candidates.

got waitlisted... (my lsac was "superior", my TOEFL score 105)

Hoping to be admitted later. Although I would prefer a different location, I have to admit that Chicago is a top law school, may be academically more prestigious than other law schools (even better ranked).

Congratulations to all the admitted candidates.

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Mac23

hey pisicchio, i am sorry for the outcome...i know you are italian, can i ask you what your gpa was? i am italian too and i would like to apply for u.s. llms in the future!

hey pisicchio, i am sorry for the outcome...i know you are italian, can i ask you what your gpa was? i am italian too and i would like to apply for u.s. llms in the future!
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In aswell!!! :) All the best to all of you!! And hats off to Chicago and esp Dean Badger for this excellent way of handling the llm application process!!

In aswell!!! :) All the best to all of you!! And hats off to Chicago and esp Dean Badger for this excellent way of handling the llm application process!!
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pisicchio

hey pisicchio, i am sorry for the outcome...i know you are italian, can i ask you what your gpa was? i am italian too and i would like to apply for u.s. llms in the future!


GPA is not mandatory for us.

Almost mandatory are high grades at law school (I graduated magna cum laude) and a very good TOEFL score (I got 105).

Let's see...hoping to have better news from Chicago and other law school...

<blockquote>hey pisicchio, i am sorry for the outcome...i know you are italian, can i ask you what your gpa was? i am italian too and i would like to apply for u.s. llms in the future!</blockquote>

GPA is not mandatory for us.

Almost mandatory are high grades at law school (I graduated magna cum laude) and a very good TOEFL score (I got 105).

Let's see...hoping to have better news from Chicago and other law school...
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braolo

I'm in too!!!

I'm in too!!!
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memo_z

I got accepted and notified on february 12th, sent my application on dec 15.

Lsac above average and a 112 toefl.

Many, many years of experience! :p

I got accepted and notified on february 12th, sent my application on dec 15.

Lsac above average and a 112 toefl.

Many, many years of experience! :p
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gayatrikmr

very strange.. I was accepted last year, they refused to defer me last year and encouraged to apply again this year. so i did. I was at Oxford the intervening time between my acceptance last year and sending the re-app this year. (still am at Ox)

and I was denied.

very strange.. I was accepted last year, they refused to defer me last year and encouraged to apply again this year. so i did. I was at Oxford the intervening time between my acceptance last year and sending the re-app this year. (still am at Ox)

and I was denied.
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mikado

There's an interesting article in this week's New Yorker about Rankings. Chicago is mentioned with Yale and Harvard.

There's an interesting article in this week's New Yorker about Rankings. Chicago is mentioned with Yale and Harvard.
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Hi Mikado,

That sounds interesting! Could you post the link or is it only available in the print version?

thanks!

Hi Mikado,

That sounds interesting! Could you post the link or is it only available in the print version?

thanks!
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mikado

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alive

Mikado,

I have the NewYorker in front of me, but I cannot find it? Page #?

Mikado,

I have the NewYorker in front of me, but I cannot find it? Page #?
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mikado

The Order of Things
by Malcolm Gladwell

The Order of Things
by Malcolm Gladwell
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camyphr

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/02/14/110214fa_fact_gladwell

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/02/14/110214fa_fact_gladwell

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alive

thanks mikado, I was already looking into this weeks NewYorker, not last weeks. :-)

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...Stake's intention is to demonstrate just how subjective rankings are, to show how determinations of "quality" turn on relatively arbitrary judgments about how much different variables should be weighted. For example, his site makes it easy to mimic the U.S.News ranking. All you have to do is to give equal weight to "academic reputation", "LSATs", "ratio", and "faculty law-review publ.", and you get a list of élite schools which looks similar to the U.S.News law-school rankings:

1. Chicago
2. Yale
3. Harvard
4. Stanford
5. Columbia
6. Northwestern
7. Cornell
8. UPenn
9. NYU
10. UC Berkeley
...
Source: The NewYorker, February 14 & 21, 2011, p. 73

There are several other "rankings" where he demonstrates the subjectivity of ranking methodologies and the statistical tweaks.

Quote: "Who comes out on top, in any ranking system, is really about who is doing the ranking". (p.75)

We knew that already, no? :-)

thanks mikado, I was already looking into this weeks NewYorker, not last weeks. :-)

Quote:
...Stake's intention is to demonstrate just how subjective rankings are, to show how determinations of "quality" turn on relatively arbitrary judgments about how much different variables should be weighted. For example, his site makes it easy to mimic the U.S.News ranking. All you have to do is to give equal weight to "academic reputation", "LSATs", "ratio", and "faculty law-review publ.", and you get a list of élite schools which looks similar to the U.S.News law-school rankings:

1. Chicago
2. Yale
3. Harvard
4. Stanford
5. Columbia
6. Northwestern
7. Cornell
8. UPenn
9. NYU
10. UC Berkeley
...
Source: The NewYorker, February 14 & 21, 2011, p. 73

There are several other "rankings" where he demonstrates the subjectivity of ranking methodologies and the statistical tweaks.

Quote: "Who comes out on top, in any ranking system, is really about who is doing the ranking". (p.75)

We knew that already, no? :-)



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