Chicago Class of 2012

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby not » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:10 pm

classes begin on the 29th right? The tentative orientation schedule ends on the 25th. What happens 26-29? I know 26, 27 is weekend... but do we have anything on the 28th?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:26 pm

not wrote:classes begin on the 29th right? The tentative orientation schedule ends on the 25th. What happens 26-29? I know 26, 27 is weekend... but do we have anything on the 28th?


That's when I take you to school on the basketball court, fool.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby not » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:19 am

Mr. T6 wrote:
not wrote:classes begin on the 29th right? The tentative orientation schedule ends on the 25th. What happens 26-29? I know 26, 27 is weekend... but do we have anything on the 28th?


That's when I take you to school on the basketball court, fool.


:shock: so, leave the 28th open? :D

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lucydog » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:18 am

I love how the day entitled "life of the mind" ends with what appears to be a booze cruise on lake michigan.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Yointer » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:33 am

lucydog wrote:I love how the day entitled "life of the mind" ends with what appears to be a booze cruise on lake michigan.


You are correct about the day ending with a booze cruise. HOWEVER, that booze cruise is also an architectural tour of Chicago. Thus, the booze cruise could be intellectually enriching. In theory.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby seeker63 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:02 pm

lucydog wrote:I love how the day entitled "life of the mind" ends with what appears to be a booze cruise on lake michigan.

Don't know about you, but I'm more profound when I'm buzzed.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:55 pm

Yointer wrote:
lucydog wrote:I love how the day entitled "life of the mind" ends with what appears to be a booze cruise on lake michigan.


You are correct about the day ending with a booze cruise. HOWEVER, that booze cruise is also an architectural tour of Chicago. Thus, the booze cruise could be intellectually enriching. In theory.


Please. The sole architectural element of that tour was the poor guide drowned out by our drunken ululations.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby noquieromas » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:27 pm

Just got this email:

xxxxxxxx

Summer Graduate Student Social on Bartlett Quad
Thursday July 30th 12 noon - 1 pm*

- Sandwiches and Iced Coffee from Z & H Market Cafe
- Gelato from Istria Cafe
- DJ's spinning records for you to boogie down to!

Come meet graduate students from across the university!

Sponsored by Student Government's Graduate Council

xxxxxxxxxx

Is anyone (Chicago residents or super early arrivals) planning to attend? Free food is nice but the prospect of watching U of C grad students "boogie down" is a little scary.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby not » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:07 am

just saw that email too. Can't remember the last time I boogied. Must've been at the discotheque

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:14 am

I'm going. Free food FTW.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:38 pm

If anyone is in town and wants to hang out, message me. I'm pretty bored until more 2Ls return in a week or two. I live in 902 N, fyi.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby hmlee » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:23 pm

Just to chime in: Z&H and Istria are both awesome. Great sandwiches at Z&H and Istria's gelato is fantastic. So, really, you guys should go eat that stuff since it's free.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby jaen78 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:34 pm

Is anyone going to the general grad student orientation on Sept. 22? Trying to decide whether or not I think it would be worth it.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:18 am

jaen78 wrote:Is anyone going to the general grad student orientation on Sept. 22? Trying to decide whether or not I think it would be worth it.


No, that shit could not be more useless.

I went out to a few clubs tonight. Good times, good times.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby RussianGirl » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:14 pm

jaen78 wrote:Is anyone going to the general grad student orientation on Sept. 22? Trying to decide whether or not I think it would be worth it.

I'm definitely going. I doubt that the info we receive will be useful, but this seems like a good opportunity to meet some of the med and B-school students and find out if there are any hotties :lol:
In all seriousness though, UChicago is such a strong school in so many fields, that I am very curious to get to know some of the brilliant people in other departments

On an unrelated note, is there somewhere on the UC website where I can find ALL of the 1L schedules(from last year)? Alternatively, could some of the 2Ls-to-be please post their 1L schedules? Just trying to get a feel for how early I will have to get up and what are the chances of not having Friday class. I hope, I hope...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby keylimelove » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:18 pm

RussianGirl wrote:
jaen78 wrote:Is anyone going to the general grad student orientation on Sept. 22? Trying to decide whether or not I think it would be worth it.

I'm definitely going. I doubt that the info we receive will be useful, but this seems like a good opportunity to meet some of the med and B-school students and find out if there are any hotties :lol:
In all seriousness though, UChicago is such a strong school in so many fields, that I am very curious to get to know some of the brilliant people in other departments.


I'll probably go to the grad student orientation too...mostly to meet other people, not to absorb any information.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:30 pm

RussianGirl wrote:
jaen78 wrote:Is anyone going to the general grad student orientation on Sept. 22? Trying to decide whether or not I think it would be worth it.

I'm definitely going. I doubt that the info we receive will be useful, but this seems like a good opportunity to meet some of the med and B-school students and find out if there are any hotties :lol:
In all seriousness though, UChicago is such a strong school in so many fields, that I am very curious to get to know some of the brilliant people in other departments

On an unrelated note, is there somewhere on the UC website where I can find ALL of the 1L schedules(from last year)? Alternatively, could some of the 2Ls-to-be please post their 1L schedules? Just trying to get a feel for how early I will have to get up and what are the chances of not having Friday class. I hope, I hope...


First quarter:

Elements at 9:45.
Civ Pro I at 11:00.

Property at 1:30.
Torts at 2:35.

LRW at 9:45 every once in a while.

Second quarter (no class on Friday!):

Property at 9:45 (rarely went, had Fennell).
Crim at 11:00.

Contracts at 1:30 (had Bernstein, should have never went, if I had known what the exam would look like)
Torts at 2:35. (had Levmore, never missed a class, loved it)

Third quarter (also no class on Friday):

Contracts at 9:45, sometimes at 8:30 (Baird gets up too early)
Crim at 11:00.

Public International Law at 1:30 (loved E. Posner, he didn't love me back)
Civ Pro II at 2:35 (rarely went, tied for highest 1L grade)

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:34 pm

keylimelove wrote:
RussianGirl wrote:
jaen78 wrote:Is anyone going to the general grad student orientation on Sept. 22? Trying to decide whether or not I think it would be worth it.

I'm definitely going. I doubt that the info we receive will be useful, but this seems like a good opportunity to meet some of the med and B-school students and find out if there are any hotties :lol:
In all seriousness though, UChicago is such a strong school in so many fields, that I am very curious to get to know some of the brilliant people in other departments.


I'll probably go to the grad student orientation too...mostly to meet other people, not to absorb any information.


I remember when I was this excited. I went around New Grad introducing myself to everyone.

That lasted . . . almost a week.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby keylimelove » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:37 pm

Mr. T6 wrote:I remember when I was this excited. I went around New Grad introducing myself to everyone.

That lasted . . . almost a week.


:( So there's not a lot of social mixing between law students and the other grad students?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby RussianGirl » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:38 pm

Mr. T6 wrote:I remember when I was this excited. I went around New Grad introducing myself to everyone.

That lasted . . . almost a week.

What happened?

Thanks for posting the sched, very helpful... did anyone have regular classes earlier than 9:45? That would hurt...
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby seeker63 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:33 pm

keylimelove wrote:
Mr. T6 wrote:I remember when I was this excited. I went around New Grad introducing myself to everyone.

That lasted . . . almost a week.


:( So there's not a lot of social mixing between law students and the other grad students?

Nope. There's substantial social mixing amongst law students though.

On the plus side, you'll be so buried in work that you'll hardly notice your isolation.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby seeker63 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:36 pm

RussianGirl wrote:... did anyone have regular classes earlier than 9:45? That would hurt...

No. You'll have a class scheduled 3 times a week at each of the four main times: 9:45, 11:00, 1:30, and 2:45. Each class lasts 65 minutes. There is a break of 10 minutes between classes, and a 1 hour 25 minute break for lunch. some days you may have makeup classes scheduled during the lunch hour though. Your legal writing class will be scheduled to meet twice a week at one of the four main times listed above, on a day in which you have no class during that time.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby scat_cat » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:48 pm

seeker63 wrote:
keylimelove wrote:
Mr. T6 wrote:I remember when I was this excited. I went around New Grad introducing myself to everyone.

That lasted . . . almost a week.


:( So there's not a lot of social mixing between law students and the other grad students?

Nope. There's substantial social mixing amongst law students though.

On the plus side, you'll be so buried in work that you'll hardly notice your isolation.


I agree, there's very little socializing between law students and other grad students, but if you want more, you can: 1) Live in grad housing (there were only 2 other law students in my building), 2) go to grad student mixers, 3) hang out at the pub, and 4) run for grad student government. Or get a grad student roommate--but you might drive them crazy with your studying. I think it's pretty lame we're so isolated.

Also, everyone who's bringing a bike to school (and you should): Sign up for the 2009 version of this when it's announced: --LinkRemoved--. Totally interesting, great introduction to the neighborhood, lots of grad students from other departments. They even persuaded the Secret Service to let us get closer than you're normally allowed to get to Obama's house. I'll probably do it again.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby RussianGirl » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:02 am

seeker63 wrote:
RussianGirl wrote:... did anyone have regular classes earlier than 9:45? That would hurt...

No. You'll have a class scheduled 3 times a week at each of the four main times: 9:45, 11:00, 1:30, and 2:45. Each class lasts 65 minutes. There is a break of 10 minutes between classes, and a 1 hour 25 minute break for lunch. some days you may have makeup classes scheduled during the lunch hour though. Your legal writing class will be scheduled to meet twice a week at one of the four main times listed above, on a day in which you have no class during that time.

Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

P.S. Damn, law school really is like high school.....

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:20 am

The first year is like high school. After that, you choose your own classes and show up at your leisure, much like college.




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