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Bobrazil

Hi, guys

I too am in the waiting list. Do you have an idea of how relevant good recommendation letters are? And how much weight do law schools give to the number of good letters of recommendation?
Best,
Bob

Hi, guys

I too am in the waiting list. Do you have an idea of how relevant good recommendation letters are? And how much weight do law schools give to the number of good letters of recommendation?
Best,
Bob
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App2009

I was also admitted into CLS and Chicago and I have not yet decided which one to go for. But one point to consider is that being admitted into Chicago is more difficult than being admitted into CLS. While Chicago has 50 places for 700 candidates (14 candidates for 1 places), CLS offers 240 places for 2000 candidates (8 cadidates for 1 place). But it is just one more point...


I don't know if your argument works in this case. Although Chicago has an smaller program, that doesnt means that is more selective; I mean, maybe Chicago send more acceptances than Columbia. For example, Maybe Chicago release 300 acceptances, and, from that 300 applicants, only 50 will go to Chicago, because, some of them will prefer Columbia, NYU, HLS, Yale etc. That make you sense?

I believe that the selectiveness of one Law School should be measured bearing in mind how difficult is to been accepted. UCLA also has 50 spots for 800 applicants, but that doesnt means that is more selective than CLS. In addition, some candidates never applied to some Law Schools because it is almost impossible to get in there (Yale, SLS), so, the candidates that compete in those Law Schools are better qualified than the candidates from other Law Schools.

In conclusion, I think that, for many reasons, the final ratio between applications number and spots available is not enough to determine which Law School is more selective.


Yes, you are right. I totally agree with you.

<blockquote><blockquote>I was also admitted into CLS and Chicago and I have not yet decided which one to go for. But one point to consider is that being admitted into Chicago is more difficult than being admitted into CLS. While Chicago has 50 places for 700 candidates (14 candidates for 1 places), CLS offers 240 places for 2000 candidates (8 cadidates for 1 place). But it is just one more point...</blockquote>

I don't know if your argument works in this case. Although Chicago has an smaller program, that doesn’t means that is more selective; I mean, maybe Chicago send more acceptances than Columbia. For example, Maybe Chicago release 300 acceptances, and, from that 300 applicants, only 50 will go to Chicago, because, some of them will prefer Columbia, NYU, HLS, Yale etc. That make you sense?

I believe that the selectiveness of one Law School should be measured bearing in mind how difficult is to been accepted. UCLA also has 50 spots for 800 applicants, but that doesn’t means that is more selective than CLS. In addition, some candidates never applied to some Law Schools because it is almost impossible to get in there (Yale, SLS), so, the candidates that compete in those Law Schools are better qualified than the candidates from other Law Schools.

In conclusion, I think that, for many reasons, the final ratio between applications number and spots available is not enough to determine which Law School is more selective.
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Yes, you are right. I totally agree with you.
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grugani

You know what... I guess I'm attending Berkeley and end of story... unless I have a generous tuition waiver offer from Chicago....

Top school, no (or few) gunners, nice wheather, good and cheap university housing, beautiful campus and wonderful life quality. I'm sure both me and my wife will love it.

I want my LLM to be an outstanding and enlightning experience both professionally and personally.

You know what... I guess I'm attending Berkeley and end of story... unless I have a generous tuition waiver offer from Chicago....

Top school, no (or few) gunners, nice wheather, good and cheap university housing, beautiful campus and wonderful life quality. I'm sure both me and my wife will love it.

I want my LLM to be an outstanding and enlightning experience both professionally and personally.
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Stagista11

There has always been a lack of communication between me and Chicago. I mailed my application file in early September and I was asked to send further documents in early February...I got my "application complete" e-mail on Feb 12 and, since then, silence. I wrote another e-mail 2 days ago, begging for an update, but no feedback yet. What do you think? Am I totally wrong when I think they could also be waiting given other-applicants decisions' deadlines? thank you in advance for any tip on this issue

There has always been a lack of communication between me and Chicago. I mailed my application file in early September and I was asked to send further documents in early February...I got my "application complete" e-mail on Feb 12 and, since then, silence. I wrote another e-mail 2 days ago, begging for an update, but no feedback yet. What do you think? Am I totally wrong when I think they could also be waiting given other-applicants decisions' deadlines? thank you in advance for any tip on this issue
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nyu v chicago???was accepted to both schools and have a hard time choosing between them. have a 10000$ scholarship for chicago. anyways, nyc is the city of my dreams..
any thoughts??thanks!

nyu v chicago???was accepted to both schools and have a hard time choosing between them. have a 10000$ scholarship for chicago. anyways, nyc is the city of my dreams..
any thoughts??thanks!
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alex83

I would go for NYU without second thoughts...

I would go for NYU without second thoughts...
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laichllm

applicant86,

Did you apply for the financial aid from Chicago Law School? Is the scholarship of $10,000 granted to you by Chicago Law School? If so, would you please advise when you received this scholarship? I applied for financial aid from Chicago Law school but have not heard from Mr. Badger about the result. Thanks.

applicant86,

Did you apply for the financial aid from Chicago Law School? Is the scholarship of $10,000 granted to you by Chicago Law School? If so, would you please advise when you received this scholarship? I applied for financial aid from Chicago Law school but have not heard from Mr. Badger about the result. Thanks.

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koala

Chicago or NYU? I would say Columbia without a doubt!

Chicago or NYU? I would say Columbia without a doubt!
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I received the e-mail informing me about the financial aid on tuesday the 17th.
koala, I didn't even apply for columbia...

I received the e-mail informing me about the financial aid on tuesday the 17th.
koala, I didn't even apply for columbia...
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laichllm

applicant86,

Thanks for your response. Did Mr. Badger send the email about the financial aid to you? It would be very helpful if you could tell me more about the email and the financial aid, as I am still waiting for the result of my application for the grants.

applicant86,

Thanks for your response. Did Mr. Badger send the email about the financial aid to you? It would be very helpful if you could tell me more about the email and the financial aid, as I am still waiting for the result of my application for the grants.

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