Chicago Class of 2012

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby seeker63 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:54 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?

Depends on the casebook, but always more than just cases. I would advise buying them. If you can get an unmarked used version, more power to you.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby pehaigllleises » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:30 pm

What is the additional material besides the cases?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:07 pm

Avoid buying new books. Most 2L/3Ls will sell them to you at bargain prices. You can have my Contracts or Crim books for $15 each.

The books feature heavily edited* cases and supplementary material. Usually, the supplementary material is too academic to be useful for the exam, but there are exceptions. It's also helpful for future law professors.

* Most appellate opinions deal with more than three or four issues. Often, a case can have as many as a half dozen holdings. Casebooks edit these opinions in order to isolate a legal issue.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby pehaigllleises » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:18 am

I'm not talking about not buying the casebook at all, I'm talking about merely using an earlier edition at one third or less of the price for the latest version. I assume the latest version has a few more recent cases, but I also assume there are other ways of absorbing that material for those few (like paying attention in class...) I was just asking if that was a bad idea. But I guess thankfully it's fine.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:46 am

pehaigllleises wrote:I'm not talking about not buying the casebook at all, I'm talking about merely using an earlier edition at one third or less of the price for the latest version. I assume the latest version has a few more recent cases, but I also assume there are other ways of absorbing that material for those few (like paying attention in class...) I was just asking if that was a bad idea. But I guess thankfully it's fine.


Publishers intentionally rearrange the page numbers, making it much harder to follow the syllabus. Most responsible students will advise against it, but I think you should be fine.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby reminiscent » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:13 pm

how is at&t cell phone reception in new grad/ chicago campus, anyone know? i'm deciding whether to renew my contract.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby hmlee » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:23 pm

reminiscent wrote:how is at&t cell phone reception in new grad/ chicago campus, anyone know? i'm deciding whether to renew my contract.


Don't know about New Grad, but AT&T has a tower right near the main quads, so reception has traditionally been good. The rest of Chicago though...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Dead Ringer » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:51 pm

reminiscent wrote:how is at&t cell phone reception in new grad/ chicago campus, anyone know? i'm deciding whether to renew my contract.


I had no problem anywhere with AT&T the two times I have been in Chicago/around the campus.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby reminiscent » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:52 pm

Dead Ringer wrote:I had no problem anywhere with AT&T the two times I have been in Chicago/around the campus.

whee thanks guys

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby FunSized » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:13 pm

How is reception for verizon? Also does anybody know anything about the grad housing on 5455 South Blackstone Ave? I am hoping it has wood floors and fun people. Is there a place I can find pictures and reviews for grad housing?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby marburger06 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:59 pm

I just wanted to share a great resource I found for getting furniture and other things you might need:

http://marketplace.uchicago.edu/

Lots and lots of furniture for super cheap. I got a practically new IKEA dresser pre-assembled for less than half of what it cost in stores.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby hmlee » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:40 pm

marburger06 wrote:I just wanted to share a great resource I found for getting furniture and other things you might need:

http://marketplace.uchicago.edu/

Lots and lots of furniture for super cheap. I got a practically new IKEA dresser pre-assembled for less than half of what it cost in stores.


Marketplace is pretty reliable. It's basically a U Chicago only version of Craigslist. Sometimes it can be barren, but right now (and near the end of the academic year) tend to be pretty good times to get deals on it...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:36 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?


I remember that dinner . . . liver with fava beans and a nice chianti.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby dresden doll » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:19 am

Could anyone tell my clueless self whether I'm supposed to fill out a loan app with Discover directly on their website or whether filling out FAFSA, Chicago Loan App and that Loan Counseling Session is enough to consider my loan-app related work done?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby pehaigllleises » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:06 am

Fill out the loan app on Discover's site. It's short.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby pehaigllleises » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:42 pm

They are definitely giving out ID cards now, I got mine today.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby noquieromas » Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:23 pm

@dresden: Assuming you're not getting an ginormous scholarship, you'll need to fill out TWO applications on the lender site: one for the GradPlus and another for the Stafford.

FWIW, I found the SLA financial aid materials (particularly the website) to be horribly confusing. I spent a long time trying to figure everything out and still didn't get it right the first or second time.

In the end, I used the materials sent by another school (thanks Penn!), which included incredibly detailed and helpful instructions as well as spreadsheets with breakdowns of how much to borrow from whom. The SLA site makes you do all the math yourself, which is more than a little daunting for a numerically-challenged person such as myself. The disparity in materials between Chicago and Penn was rather shocking and I hope it doesn't bode poorly w/r/t the rest of the administration ...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby cnola » Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:32 pm

I also found the SLA stuff to be pretty sparse and confusing. I don't think it is really reflective of the admin though because every time I called the financial aid people and SLA they were EXTREMELY patient and accommodating. And I called a lot.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:55 pm

pehaigllleises wrote:They are definitely giving out ID cards now, I got mine today.


CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Reaching » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:58 am

Hi all incoming 1Ls:

I'm having a moving sale. Details are at http://marketplace.uchicago.edu/listing.php?id=160002

Photos available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kentq/

36" CRT TV - $100
TV stand (IKEA) - $20
Full size bed (matress and box spring) - $100
Large desk/folding table (fold out w/ no drawers) - $20 similar in style to http://www.chinatraderonline.com/Furnit ... 229894.htm
VCR - $10
High back computer chair with arm rests - $20
Ironing board - $10
Small ironing board - $5
Black and Decker digital advantage iron - $20
USB TV tuner KWorld PVRTV 2800 (watch TV on your computer/laptop) - $20
USB 3.5" hard drive enclosure - $20
Logitech G7 gaming mouse w/ charging station and wireless broadcaster - $30
Cans of compressed air (great for cleaning computer parts and keyboard) - $2 each
24W fluorescent bulbs (100W light equivalent) packs of 2 - $3 each pack
Philips DVP5942 DVD player (upscan conversion, can play Divx, and can play movies from a USB hard drive or flash drive) - $30
Standing floor light - $10
Reading lamp - $5
Standing flood lights (3 lights on one stand) - $20
Hoover U5140-900 Tempo Widepath Bagged Upright Vacuum cleaner - $35
Small folding cart (great for short shopping trips to the grocery store or even laundry) - $10
Electric grill (probably 2-3 times the area of a regular Foreman grill) - $15
Cooking pots and pans - various pots and frying/sautee pans available. $5-$10 each
Rice cooker - $10
Toaster (bought last month) - $5
5 shelf wood bookcase - $20
All-in-one scanner/fax/printer/copier MFC-420CN - $50
(I just replaced the ink cartridges [1 black + 3 color ones] and I'll throw in another extra set of 4 cartridges plus two reams of printer paper)
2 shelf filing cabinet - $10
Small fan - $5
Lounge chair - $5

All items can be picked up in Regents Park

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Mr. T6 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:03 am

I'll buy the rice cooker. If you're interested, send me a private message and we'll arrange a pick-up.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby doyleoil » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:26 pm

well, the course schedule is up, and i'm not gonna lie, i am seriously depressed - it looks like all of us will have 8:30 classes three times a week (either Samaha for Civ Pro or Ben-Shahar for Contracts) :(

for lack of a better term, section a (i think i'm doing this right, but feel free to correct me if i'm wrong):

Civ Pro (Samaha) - MTuTh, 8:30-9:35
Crim (Braman) - TuTh, 11:00-12:05; and W, 1:30-2:35
Contracts (E. Posner) - TuF, 2:10-3:50
Elements (Dixon or Strauss) - MWTh, 9:45-10:50, or WThF, 9:45-10:50

section b:

Contracts (Ben-Shahar) - TuThF, 8:30-9:35 (Thursday AND Friday class at 8:30??? :shock: )
Elements (Dixon or Strauss) - MWTh, 9:45-10:50 or WThF, 9:45-10:50
Civ Pro (Buss) - MTuTh, 11:00-12:05
Crim (McAdams) - MTuW, 1:30-2:35

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby dresden doll » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:05 pm

doyleoil wrote:well, the course schedule is up, and i'm not gonna lie, i am seriously depressed - it looks like all of us will have 8:30 classes three times a week (either Samaha for Civ Pro or Ben-Shahar for Contracts) :(

for lack of a better term, section a (i think i'm doing this right, but feel free to correct me if i'm wrong):

Civ Pro (Samaha) - MTuTh, 8:30-9:35
Crim (Braman) - TuTh, 11:00-12:05; and W, 1:30-2:35
Contracts (E. Posner) - TuF, 2:10-3:50
Elements (Dixon or Strauss) - MWTh, 9:45-10:50, or WThF, 9:45-10:50

section b:

Contracts (Ben-Shahar) - TuThF, 8:30-9:35 (Thursday AND Friday class at 8:30??? :shock: )
Elements (Dixon or Strauss) - MWTh, 9:45-10:50 or WThF, 9:45-10:50
Civ Pro (Buss) - MTuTh, 11:00-12:05
Crim (McAdams) - MTuW, 1:30-2:35


At least you won't have to commute close to an hour to get to school. :cry:

I hope we wind up at the same section.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby Yointer » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:44 pm

doyleoil wrote:well, the course schedule is up, and i'm not gonna lie, i am seriously depressed - it looks like all of us will have 8:30 classes three times a week (either Samaha for Civ Pro or Ben-Shahar for Contracts) :(

for lack of a better term, section a (i think i'm doing this right, but feel free to correct me if i'm wrong):

Civ Pro (Samaha) - MTuTh, 8:30-9:35
Crim (Braman) - TuTh, 11:00-12:05; and W, 1:30-2:35
Contracts (E. Posner) - TuF, 2:10-3:50
Elements (Dixon or Strauss) - MWTh, 9:45-10:50, or WThF, 9:45-10:50

section b:

Contracts (Ben-Shahar) - TuThF, 8:30-9:35 (Thursday AND Friday class at 8:30??? :shock: )
Elements (Dixon or Strauss) - MWTh, 9:45-10:50 or WThF, 9:45-10:50
Civ Pro (Buss) - MTuTh, 11:00-12:05
Crim (McAdams) - MTuW, 1:30-2:35


I'm surprised they scheduled 1L classes for the 8:30am slot, as they didn't do that last year. Granted, it wasn't uncommon to have makeups scheduled then, but that was it.

As for your "a" and "b" schedules, this is a significant oversimplification of the actual schedule. Each LRW section (a/b/c/d/e/f) has its own unique combination of the two possible professors for each class, yielding six different combinations. If you do the math, there are 16 possible schedules (many of which are ruled out by conflicts), but only 6 are actually used. I didn't see the schedules posted on the website yet, so all I can tell you is that you have a 50% chance of having Samaha's Civ Pro and a 50% chance of having Ben-Shahar's contracts. It is possible that some sections have neither. However, since the schedules conflict, we know that no one has both. The bottom line is that most of you, and possibly all of you, will have 8:30am class three days a week, but not more than that.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2012

Postby seeker63 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:50 pm

Weird that there's a 2:10 class.

Edit: and that class is two hours long too. Sheesh. Posner is fun, but I'd rather have Ben-Shahar I think.




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