Chicago Class of 2012

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby scat_cat » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:53 pm

Um, Baird was rule-heavy, he was just secretive about it. If you knew what was good for you, you were eating out of the FRCP too. While worrying about Twombly.

The deal is: 1st quarter civ pro is trial mechanics, pleadings, motions to dismiss, etc.; your next quarter of civ pro is personal and subject matter jurisdiction, joinder & removal, state law in fed courts, etc. Which means you don't get to extra-famous cases like Pennoyer and Erie until near the end of your first year. I wouldn't call it intro con law material, however. Civ pro at every school deals with the due process issues in procedure. The "extras" we got to were mainly preclusion, class actions... anything else? Anyway, rising 2Ls at Chicago know basically nothing about constitutional law.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby sealrsqr » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:04 am

Anyone else planning on getting a Mac? Any rising 2Ls see any issues with Macs? Last year's computing memo recommended a Dell Latitude but it did also say they "support" newer Macs, so I'm thinking I should be fine.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:22 pm

sealrsqr wrote:Anyone else planning on getting a Mac? Any rising 2Ls see any issues with Macs? Last year's computing memo recommended a Dell Latitude but it did also say they "support" newer Macs, so I'm thinking I should be fine.


I never brought a laptop to class. However, I had the pleasure of sitting by someone with a Mac in Harcourt's Crim, and the chat features and games distracted me as much as they distracted him.

I would recommend getting a Dell and using it for LRW, exams, and possibly building a small fort.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby scat_cat » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:56 pm

Absolutely no problems with Macs--we write our exams in Word, unlike other schools--and the computer guy knows Macs inside & out. I started out with a 4-year-old iBook, it died, was revived by said computer guy, and finally died for good. Now I have the lowest-end MacBook, and it is peachy.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby seeker63 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:31 pm

Macs have annoying clicky keys

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby sealrsqr » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:31 am

scat_cat wrote:Absolutely no problems with Macs--we write our exams in Word, unlike other schools--and the computer guy knows Macs inside & out. I started out with a 4-year-old iBook, it died, was revived by said computer guy, and finally died for good. Now I have the lowest-end MacBook, and it is peachy.
Sweet. Good to know.
seeker63 wrote:Macs have annoying clicky keys
Sorry about this, but I think I will have to be annoyingly clicky.

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curiouser
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby curiouser » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:07 am

sealrsqr wrote:
scat_cat wrote:Absolutely no problems with Macs--we write our exams in Word, unlike other schools--and the computer guy knows Macs inside & out. I started out with a 4-year-old iBook, it died, was revived by said computer guy, and finally died for good. Now I have the lowest-end MacBook, and it is peachy.
Sweet. Good to know.
seeker63 wrote:Macs have annoying clicky keys
Sorry about this, but I think I will have to be annoyingly clicky.

you might consider the rules of where you will be taking the bar, assuming you want to hang on to this computer for three years. you don't want to not be able to take the bar exam on a computer because you got the wrong type. obvs these rules are subject to change..

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby marburger06 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:25 am

seeker63 wrote:Macs have annoying clicky keys


That's why you enable the tap-to-click feature.

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Mr. T6
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:53 am

marburger06 wrote:
seeker63 wrote:Macs have annoying clicky keys


That's why you enable the tap-to-click feature.


Gunner.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby cnola » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:08 pm

How bad is it if I really don't feel like getting a new computer? Mind is about a year and a half old...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby pehaigllleises » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:55 pm

I can't imagine any circumstance where a computer that is a mere year and a half old will not suffice. Seriously? People just want to have an excuse to buy new things.

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curiouser
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby curiouser » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:10 pm

curiouser wrote:This is interesting, if not spectacularly important:

U(C) Law Electronic Projects Blog wrote:[T]he Communications office will be launching the Law School’s new website on Thursday, June 18. The website has been completely redesigned and reorganized with usability and convenience as paramount concerns.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/electron ... cheth.html

um....I'm not seeing any vast improvements yet...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby marburger06 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:11 pm

Mr. T6 wrote:
marburger06 wrote:
seeker63 wrote:Macs have annoying clicky keys


That's why you enable the tap-to-click feature.


Gunner.


Yup. I plan on noiselessly clicking my way to the top of the class :wink:

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lucydog » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:02 pm

New website is up. At least now it is centered in the middle of my screen.

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curiouser
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby curiouser » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:39 pm

ooooh. definite improvement. not sure I'm a huge fan of the whole "pretend like we care what the public thinks about big questions of the day" thing, but... nice design, I think.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby RussianGirl » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:42 pm

(also posted in a diff Chicago forum)

Question for everyone living in the Regents!

My roomie and I are getting a 16N two-bedroom corner room; one of the rooms is bigger, has a private bathroom, and has a lake view. The other one doesn't.

We are trying to figure out how to split the rent fairly. If anyone has lived in the same or similar apartment, I would really, really appreciate if you told me how you figured this out.

Thank you!

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Mr. T6
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:37 am

RussianGirl wrote:(also posted in a diff Chicago forum)

Question for everyone living in the Regents!

My roomie and I are getting a 16N two-bedroom corner room; one of the rooms is bigger, has a private bathroom, and has a lake view. The other one doesn't.

We are trying to figure out how to split the rent fairly. If anyone has lived in the same or similar apartment, I would really, really appreciate if you told me how you figured this out.

Thank you!


I know that two of my classmates solved the issue by switching rooms halfway through the year, during February.

Currently, my room faces the other apartments and Washington Square (the neighborhood). A train rumbles in the distance. Meanwhile, my roommate's room faces the glorious lake.

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SR1313
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby SR1313 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:02 am

Hi all --

I'm looking for a female roommate or roommates. I'm a 21-yr-old non-smoker, not a big partier, looking for someone to share a 2 bedroom at either Regents or Hyde Park tower. Message me if you're interested! :)

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Mr. T6
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:28 pm

Regents is a huge rip-off. Avoid it, IMO.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby irlandesa04 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:42 pm

Hey all--looking for a roommate. I found an awesome place in the South Loop (near the bus, red line, and LSD for driving) and I need a roommate. 26 yo female, nonsmoker, pets ok (I think!--the guy we'd be renting from owns the condo and is a friend of my best friend). Anyone interested? Or conversely anyone have a place in the city (no Hyde Park for me) that they want to share?

Message me if you do.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby SR1313 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:58 pm

irlandesa04 wrote:Hey all--looking for a roommate. I found an awesome place in the South Loop (near the bus, red line, and LSD for driving) and I need a roommate. 26 yo female, nonsmoker, pets ok (I think!--the guy we'd be renting from owns the condo and is a friend of my best friend). Anyone interested? Or conversely anyone have a place in the city (no Hyde Park for me) that they want to share?

Message me if you do.


Hi,

I'm interested. How is the rent, security of the building, etc?
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curiouser
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby curiouser » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:47 pm

so ... the june letter is out. anyone else excited? comments on the student profile and photo submissions?

(yes, I think this thread is too emaciated)

kangkangkang
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby kangkangkang » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:27 pm

curiouser wrote:so ... the june letter is out. anyone else excited? comments on the student profile and photo submissions?

(yes, I think this thread is too emaciated)


I just completed student profile form online and was wondering what kind of picture I should submit. What do you think? a passport photo?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby keylimelove » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:38 pm

kangkangkang wrote:
curiouser wrote:so ... the june letter is out. anyone else excited? comments on the student profile and photo submissions?

(yes, I think this thread is too emaciated)


I just completed student profile form online and was wondering what kind of picture I should submit. What do you think? a passport photo?


I think I'm going to send in an appropriate facebook profile type pic. Definitely not as stiff as my passport photo, and without any solo cups/questionable behavior going on in the background.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby pehaigllleises » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:51 pm

I'm not going to get any of this crap in on time.




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