Chicago Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:25 pm

etwake wrote:Where do you live at? If you could choose anywhere to live, where would you choose?


I live in New Graduate Residence Hall. I am happy with the decision because of the proximity to school and my friendships with fellow residents. If I could live anywhere, regardless of price, I would probably still live in New Grad. It fulfills my needs.

My one regret is that school broke into cliques midway through first quarter. Because I am down on 60th, I never got to know the Regents people as well as I would like. This is a problem because I will be living in Regents this summer, so I'll have to make new friends.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby reminiscent » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:47 pm

i'm looking for a female roommate for regents. pls message me if interested.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby NotKyleOrton » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:57 pm

reminiscent wrote:i'm looking for a female roommate for regents. pls message me if interested.


Is this there a better location for this? I'm looking for a Regents roommate as well.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby reminiscent » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:59 pm

i also posted on the facebook class of 2012, as well as the admitted students message board. you could try there, but im getting the feeling that most people have already found roommates by now..

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby NotKyleOrton » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:12 pm

reminiscent wrote:i also posted on the facebook class of 2012, as well as the admitted students message board. you could try there, but im getting the feeling that most people have already found roommates by now..


Yeah, I'm getting that impression as well. I guess it's my own fault for applying so late. Now I just need to look for something cheap in a one bedroom.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby dresden doll » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:17 pm

I am going to have one hell of a time figuring out a place downtown that allows SO to get to work within an hour or so while also keeping my commute at about 20 minutes (within each direction). FML.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby marburger06 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:49 pm

dresden, do you have a car? A friend of mine is living in Old Towne, which is about a 20 min drive from the law school and easy access to downtown. She said it wasn't a bad price either.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lucydog » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:04 pm

Does anyone know what the parking situation is like in Hyde Park. Will there be street parking available, or is it all meters?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:05 pm

lucydog wrote:Does anyone know what the parking situation is like in Hyde Park. Will there be street parking available, or is it all meters?


Virtually no meters around the Law School. All street parking.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby dresden doll » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:18 pm

marburger06 wrote:dresden, do you have a car? A friend of mine is living in Old Towne, which is about a 20 min drive from the law school and easy access to downtown. She said it wasn't a bad price either.


I don't have a car. :| Thanks for the suggestion, though.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby NotKyleOrton » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:30 pm

dresden doll wrote: I don't have a car. :| Thanks for the suggestion, though.


And you want a commute of 20 minutes? I very much doubt this is possible from downtown. I'd say you're looking at 30+, even from the south loop.

But I could be wrong. Anyone with actual experience on public transit commute times?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby curiouser » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:46 am

NotKyleOrton wrote:
dresden doll wrote: I don't have a car. :| Thanks for the suggestion, though.


And you want a commute of 20 minutes? I very much doubt this is possible from downtown. I'd say you're looking at 30+, even from the south loop.

But I could be wrong. Anyone with actual experience on public transit commute times?

investigate living near the Metra. not too far a walk from the 59th st station to the law school and it's pretty accessible from a number of destinations. not so great late at night, but there are other transit options at those hours.

(be careful though -- there are a number of Metra lines and you want to live near the one that takes you past campus)

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:35 am

curiouser wrote:
NotKyleOrton wrote:
dresden doll wrote: I don't have a car. :| Thanks for the suggestion, though.


And you want a commute of 20 minutes? I very much doubt this is possible from downtown. I'd say you're looking at 30+, even from the south loop.

But I could be wrong. Anyone with actual experience on public transit commute times?

investigate living near the Metra. not too far a walk from the 59th st station to the law school and it's pretty accessible from a number of destinations. not so great late at night, but there are other transit options at those hours.

(be careful though -- there are a number of Metra lines and you want to live near the one that takes you past campus)


The Metra is also slow as hell.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby curiouser » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:51 am

Mr. T6 wrote:
curiouser wrote:
NotKyleOrton wrote:
dresden doll wrote: I don't have a car. :| Thanks for the suggestion, though.


And you want a commute of 20 minutes? I very much doubt this is possible from downtown. I'd say you're looking at 30+, even from the south loop.

But I could be wrong. Anyone with actual experience on public transit commute times?

investigate living near the Metra. not too far a walk from the 59th st station to the law school and it's pretty accessible from a number of destinations. not so great late at night, but there are other transit options at those hours.

(be careful though -- there are a number of Metra lines and you want to live near the one that takes you past campus)


The Metra is also slow as hell.

with traffic in the morning, it's better than buses and certainly better than taking the red or green lines and transfering. look at the schedule: you can get from Millennium Park to 59th St in 18 minutes. Pretty damn good. --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:25 pm

I think that's a bit exaggerated, but I don't ride it on a regular basis.

To be fair, nobody I know at the LS takes the metra. Everyone up North either drives or takes the 6 + Brown/Purple line.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby curiouser » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:10 pm

Mr. T6 wrote:I think that's a bit exaggerated, but I don't ride it on a regular basis.

To be fair, nobody I know at the LS takes the metra. Everyone up North either drives or takes the 6 + Brown/Purple line.

well, I'm partial to the 6 -- it's pretty dependable and it's nice to have just one monthly pass instead of having to pay for Metra + CTA. but Metra's got a nice, reliable schedule and no traffic issues.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby MissMaroon » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:16 pm

dresden doll wrote:
marburger06 wrote:dresden, do you have a car? A friend of mine is living in Old Towne, which is about a 20 min drive from the law school and easy access to downtown. She said it wasn't a bad price either.


I don't have a car. :| Thanks for the suggestion, though.


It is possible. Check out Presidential Towers downtown:

A bus to Hyde Park stops at Union Station, which is next door. The ride is about 20 minutes, and it can drop you off at 59th/60th and Stony, which is right down the street from the law school.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby dresden doll » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:18 pm

MissMaroon wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
marburger06 wrote:dresden, do you have a car? A friend of mine is living in Old Towne, which is about a 20 min drive from the law school and easy access to downtown. She said it wasn't a bad price either.


I don't have a car. :| Thanks for the suggestion, though.


It is possible. Check out Presidential Towers downtown:

A bus to Hyde Park stops at Union Station, which is next door. The ride is about 20 minutes, and it can drop you off at 59th/60th and Stony, which is right down the street from the law school.


Thanks, dear. :) Any news on the WL front?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:18 pm

I hope that none of you are "prepping" in any way for 1L. Trust me: the 2Ls, including myself, will tell you everything you need to know about profs, and material is too idiosyncratic for you to develop any edge.

Although I have three finals this week and next, I'm a little burnt out, so I thought I would throw that out there.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby MissMaroon » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:18 pm

curiouser wrote:
NotKyleOrton wrote:
dresden doll wrote: I don't have a car. :| Thanks for the suggestion, though.


And you want a commute of 20 minutes? I very much doubt this is possible from downtown. I'd say you're looking at 30+, even from the south loop.

But I could be wrong. Anyone with actual experience on public transit commute times?

investigate living near the Metra. not too far a walk from the 59th st station to the law school and it's pretty accessible from a number of destinations. not so great late at night, but there are other transit options at those hours.

(be careful though -- there are a number of Metra lines and you want to live near the one that takes you past campus)


Right. The metra in Hyde Park takes you to like Millenium Station downtown, which is basically in the theater district.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby MissMaroon » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:19 pm

dresden doll wrote:
MissMaroon wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
marburger06 wrote:dresden, do you have a car? A friend of mine is living in Old Towne, which is about a 20 min drive from the law school and easy access to downtown. She said it wasn't a bad price either.


I don't have a car. :| Thanks for the suggestion, though.


It is possible. Check out Presidential Towers downtown:

A bus to Hyde Park stops at Union Station, which is next door. The ride is about 20 minutes, and it can drop you off at 59th/60th and Stony, which is right down the street from the law school.


Thanks, dear. :) Any news on the WL front?


Not on the UChicago front, BUT the Cornell reserve began moving today. A few people were admitted!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby dresden doll » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:21 pm

Mr. T6 wrote:I hope that none of you are "prepping" in any way for 1L. Trust me: the 2Ls, including myself, will tell you everything you need to know about profs, and material is too idiosyncratic for you to develop any edge.

Although I have three finals this week and next, I'm a little burnt out, so I thought I would throw that out there.


As someone that has been lectured about needing to have a 'summer reading list' to prepare for 1L year, I am happy you say that. I have done jack shit to prepare. My only LS related endeavour these days is reading U of C Law Review, but that's only because I really enjoy the articles (and also because they shorten my otherwise obnoxiously long train rides).

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:20 pm

dresden doll wrote:
Mr. T6 wrote:I hope that none of you are "prepping" in any way for 1L. Trust me: the 2Ls, including myself, will tell you everything you need to know about profs, and material is too idiosyncratic for you to develop any edge.

Although I have three finals this week and next, I'm a little burnt out, so I thought I would throw that out there.


As someone that has been lectured about needing to have a 'summer reading list' to prepare for 1L year, I am happy you say that. I have done jack shit to prepare. My only LS related endeavour these days is reading U of C Law Review, but that's only because I really enjoy the articles (and also because they shorten my otherwise obnoxiously long train rides).


Who lectured you about a summer reading list? Another 0L on this website? lol. Blind leading the blind, indeed.

The U of C Law Review is pretty boring. I can't agree with you.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby dresden doll » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:22 pm

Mr. T6 wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
Mr. T6 wrote:I hope that none of you are "prepping" in any way for 1L. Trust me: the 2Ls, including myself, will tell you everything you need to know about profs, and material is too idiosyncratic for you to develop any edge.

Although I have three finals this week and next, I'm a little burnt out, so I thought I would throw that out there.


As someone that has been lectured about needing to have a 'summer reading list' to prepare for 1L year, I am happy you say that. I have done jack shit to prepare. My only LS related endeavour these days is reading U of C Law Review, but that's only because I really enjoy the articles (and also because they shorten my otherwise obnoxiously long train rides).


Who lectured you about a summer reading list? Another 0L on this website? lol. Blind leading the blind, indeed.

The U of C Law Review is pretty boring. I can't agree with you.


The edition I have includes some really interesting discussions of emergency legislation and a critique of Scalia's reliance on rules over discretionary standards. I am enjoying it. :oops: I am really nerdy, though.

And, yeah, I was lectured by a 0L.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:26 pm

dresden doll wrote:
Mr. T6 wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
Mr. T6 wrote:I hope that none of you are "prepping" in any way for 1L. Trust me: the 2Ls, including myself, will tell you everything you need to know about profs, and material is too idiosyncratic for you to develop any edge.

Although I have three finals this week and next, I'm a little burnt out, so I thought I would throw that out there.


As someone that has been lectured about needing to have a 'summer reading list' to prepare for 1L year, I am happy you say that. I have done jack shit to prepare. My only LS related endeavour these days is reading U of C Law Review, but that's only because I really enjoy the articles (and also because they shorten my otherwise obnoxiously long train rides).


Who lectured you about a summer reading list? Another 0L on this website? lol. Blind leading the blind, indeed.

The U of C Law Review is pretty boring. I can't agree with you.


The edition I have includes some really interesting discussions of emergency legislation and a critique of Scalia's reliance on rules over discretionary standards. I am enjoying it. :oops: I am really nerdy, though.

And, yeah, I was lectured by a 0L.


Rules vs. standards is an Elements topic. If you have Strauss, he'll talk about it non-stop for two or three weeks.

0Ls are so confident for some reason. It's amazing. I guarantee you that you will not find a single rising 2L here who thinks that pre-law prep is necessary. I actually think it will hurt more than it will ever help, for a number of reasons that have nothing to do with me procrastinating for my Contracts final.




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