Chicago Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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Mr. T6
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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:47 pm

seeker63 wrote:Eh, all law students get fat and out of shape. It's not that bad.


I don't think that's true. Some New Grad residents, including myself, got into better shape thanks to the personal gym on the 2nd floor.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby hmlee » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:58 pm

Ratner is *nice* though. Especially if you like to swim, as it is easily the best pool in the city of Chicago. Even though I'm headed to Northwestern, I'll still be paying for my alumni membership to Ratner so I can continue swimming down there...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby RussianGirl » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:02 pm

pehaigllleises wrote:Is that piss poor excuse for a "gym" on the ground floor of Regents really all there is??? When I heard how much they charged (and when they said it was world class), I assumed it was world class. NOT A SINGLE ELLIPTICAL!?!? JUST THREE arc trainers, the really awkward cha cha girl track that in no way resembles a normal running stride??? You've got to be fucking kidding me. No pull up machine. No towel service. My main reason for moving here was that there was a good gym in the building. I wish I had saved myself the building's markup and bought myself $6000 worth of decent exercise equipment. I am really really upset.

WHAT. Nooooooooo. What the hell, man!
P.S. Read the rest of the entries (about Ratner and the bus). Hello new work-out partner? :)

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Yointer » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:17 pm

Mr. T6 wrote:UofC cards were not available until mid-September last year. They took pictures at Bartlett.


Nope. I picked up mine in the first week of September last year. They were taking photos and handing out cards at the card office in the front of Regenstein. Take a look at this for more information. I didn't see a specific date when the card office opens up again, if it hasn't already done so. The card gets you into Ratner for free, as well as a couple of the Hyde Park bus routes, which is convenient.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:42 pm

Haiku

Westlaw printer dead,
Bloated by hundred pages.
Remains of Twombly.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lilybbloom » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:01 pm

i went to the library and they said i could get my student I.D. on monday the 17th, fwiw.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby cnola » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:15 pm

can anyone recommend a real estate agent/apartment locator in Chicago???

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby keylimelove » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:49 pm

Mr. T6 wrote:
pehaigllleises wrote:Phew. At least it looks like the 172 goes from near Regents, past 55th & Ellis, and on to the law school. Correct me if I'm wrong.

How/when do we get our UofC ID cards?


You're right.

UofC cards were not available until mid-September last year. They took pictures at Bartlett.


So you can take the 172 from Regents to the gym? Sounds like a plan, I'm definitely not paying $100/month for a crappy gym if there's a somewhat convenient and free option.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lilybbloom » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:57 pm

cnola wrote:can anyone recommend a real estate agent/apartment locator in Chicago???


unfortunately i can't recommend anyone but i would definitely say stear clear of chicago apartment finders-- i had a bad experience with them. as a last resort, i believe they have an office in hyde park, but i would exhaust all other options first.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lawschoolnovice » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:13 pm

Running along the lakefront is pretty easy for those who live in Regents though, right? (At least until the weather gets colder.)

Does U of C have any sort of running club?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby scat_cat » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:09 pm

pehaigllleises wrote:I heard over and over that Regents is overpriced, but no one ever told me that the gym sucks. I think as long as the same bus that I have to take to class takes me past Ratner, I'll be fine. I'm motivated enough (hello, wedding dress), and will be guilted a lot every time I have to pass by it.


Nobody told you that the Regents gym sucked because, well, Obama used to work out in the Regents gym last year before he moved to into the White House. The memory of being frisked by the Secret Service still has the power to make the suckers swoon. Personally, I remain shocked that Regents charges for use of the gym on top of the inflated rents.

Anyway, Ratner is nice. But you will need to be extra motivated to walk there in the frigid winter. It's really too short a distance to bother taking the bus.

Re: The Fountainhead. Do you guys really need law school professors to tell you that Ayn Rand is the binky of the narcissistic high school student and should never be named in adult conversation? Cardboard characters; a pathetic tendency to smuggle half-baked [strike]philosophy[/strike] propaganda into fiction, where academic philosophers rarely deign to tread; and the not-unrelated habit of derailing the (sexy, if not particularly engaging) narrative with fifty-page screeds about the moral value of a freaking economic system... OK, that is all I will say about Ayn Rand for the year.

And yes, Regents offers easy access to the lakefront trail for runners & cyclists.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby RussianGirl » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:45 am

Dead Ringer, interesting book suggestion - shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize, that's cool! I will definitely look into it. As far as being socially handicapped goes, I'm sure you'll be fine: I guess it's a good thing you have ASW buddies to escort you from Regents to the nearest grocery store :)
Or you can always just say hi to new people who are as nervous and excited as you are... that's my plan, anyway

Now, Regents gym... wow. That seriously sucks. I have no idea why, but I actually never checked out the gym during the ASW. I guess I was just mesmerized by the indoor pool and sort of assumed. Although, I do have to say that going with friends to Ratner sounds like fun. But then again maybe I just don't know what Chicago winter is like...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby marburger06 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:06 am

lawschoolnovice wrote:Running along the lakefront is pretty easy for those who live in Regents though, right? (At least until the weather gets colder.)

Does U of C have any sort of running club?


While the weather is still warm, I'll be running along the lakefront most mornings (between 5-7 miles), and anyone is welcome to join!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:27 pm

marburger06 wrote:
lawschoolnovice wrote:Running along the lakefront is pretty easy for those who live in Regents though, right? (At least until the weather gets colder.)

Does U of C have any sort of running club?


While the weather is still warm, I'll be running along the lakefront most mornings (between 5-7 miles), and anyone is welcome to join!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby lucydog » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:30 pm

scat_cat wrote:
pehaigllleises wrote:I heard over and over that Regents is overpriced, but no one ever told me that the gym sucks. I think as long as the same bus that I have to take to class takes me past Ratner, I'll be fine. I'm motivated enough (hello, wedding dress), and will be guilted a lot every time I have to pass by it.


Nobody told you that the Regents gym sucked because, well, Obama used to work out in the Regents gym last year before he moved to into the White House. The memory of being frisked by the Secret Service still has the power to make the suckers swoon. Personally, I remain shocked that Regents charges for use of the gym on top of the inflated rents.

Anyway, Ratner is nice. But you will need to be extra motivated to walk there in the frigid winter. It's really too short a distance to bother taking the bus.

Re: The Fountainhead. Do you guys really need law school professors to tell you that Ayn Rand is the binky of the narcissistic high school student and should never be named in adult conversation? Cardboard characters; a pathetic tendency to smuggle half-baked [strike]philosophy[/strike] propaganda into fiction, where academic philosophers rarely deign to tread; and the not-unrelated habit of derailing the (sexy, if not particularly engaging) narrative with fifty-page screeds about the moral value of a freaking economic system... OK, that is all I will say about Ayn Rand for the year.

And yes, Regents offers easy access to the lakefront trail for runners & cyclists.


lol. I love how you start out talking about regents, toss in a rant about Ayn Rand, and then finish up your thoughts on Regents.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby gannak » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:38 am

LOOTERS.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby scat_cat » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:47 am

lol. I love how you start out talking about regents, toss in a rant about Ayn Rand, and then finish up your thoughts on Regents.


May appear scatterbrained, but I was responding chronologically to different posts. Efficiency! (Rigor?)

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby RussianGirl » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:23 pm

So, do we get our *official* schedule at orientation or what?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby echoi » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:54 pm

Is anyone living at the International House or checked it out? Thoughts?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:31 am

echoi wrote:Is anyone living at the International House or checked it out? Thoughts?


No 1Ls lived there last year. It's okay, but I don't see why anyone would choose it over other University Housing. There are cheaper and nicer options with the same proximity to the LS.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:39 am

The bookstore recently posted the booklist for fall quarter. This means that I can see which professors are teaching which classes, but not the times for which their classes are scheduled.

--LinkRemoved--

Buss and Samaha (interesting choice) are teaching Civil Procedure I. I had Buss. If anyone has her, feel free to ask me questions.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby jaen78 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:06 pm

So today on the website I noticed there is an RSVP form for a class of 2012 dinner. I haven't received anything about the dinner, and the RSVP form doesn't even list a date or location. Anyone heard about this yet?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby doyleoil » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:11 pm

jaen78 wrote:So today on the website I noticed there is an RSVP form for a class of 2012 dinner. I haven't received anything about the dinner, and the RSVP form doesn't even list a date or location. Anyone heard about this yet?


it's on the orientation schedule (i think there's a link to that in the july letter) - i'm pretty sure it's on the second day of orientation in the green lounge around 6 (and business attire is "suggested," iirc :) )

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby pehaigllleises » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:42 pm

Mr. T6: With regard to the casebooks (which seem to be ridiculously expensive), is there a recommended utility in buying an older version and just printing off any new cases? Are case books just books of case printouts or are they more?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby doyleoil » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:48 pm

pehaigllleises wrote:Mr. T6: With regard to the casebooks (which seem to be ridiculously expensive), is there a recommended utility in buying an older version and just printing off any new cases? Are case books just books of case printouts or are they more?


this is a great question - i've been wondering this too - the two books listed for ben-shahar alone are 120-150, even used on amazon




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