The University of Chicago law school
In this school, I ate breakfast with current 1L (freshman) and 2L (sophomore) students, which was a soothing experience to begin asking our law school critical questions, and getting comfortable with the law school tour. I later attended a property law class which exposed me to a real law class experience and what to expect in a law school setting. Finally, I toured the campus and attended an Information/Q&A Session.
Current student session:
The University of Chicago focuses on interdisciplinary studies meaning studies combining different perspectives.
The University of Chicago runs in three quarters [ Sept-Dec, Jan - Mar, 2 weeks spring break, Apr-June(1L) / Apr-May (2L)].
Get involved on campus only in your 2L and 3L. 1L requires a lot of reading and the first quarter is the hardest but individuals assimilate during the third quarter.
During the tour & Property law class:
The library has 6 floors.
Professors assign seats.
Classes are chosen through the bidding system (rank top 5), if your first choice is not selected, you will be given your second choice.
Lockers are assigned to students.
The courtroom is used for appeal cases.
Paying for parking is required except for street parking.
The University of Chicago Student law review is a student-run journal headed by faculty which publish writing competitions, and your 2L (25-page single space) 10,000 words paper.
It is essential to be prepared before class by reading before class because the teacher calls on students for participation.
The University of Chicago Information/Q&A Session:
185-195 student per JD class
15+ clinical opportunities on both litigation and transnational law for 2L & 3L
2017 employment rate: 98.1%
170 classes to choose from 2L & 3L
Funding for public interest commitment (Pro-Bono, LRAP program, Summer funding, Spring break funding).
Early decision: September 01, 2019
Early deadline: December 01, 2019
Regular decision: January - March 2020
Regular deadline: March 01, 2020
Admitted student programming: Feb - April
Admission deposit due: Late April/ Early May
Resume: More than a page is allowed
Recommendation: 2 is recommended but 4 can be allowed
Not all students will have an interview
Financial aid: Merit & Need-based scholarship