University of Chicago Law 2012!

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University of Chicago Law 2012!

Postby Dead Ringer » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:29 am

This is the thread for people who have decided or are on the cusp and need a little help. Also, you are welcome to discuss your love for The Law School at The University of Chicago. Get excited. This school is amazing!
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Re: University of Chicago Law 2012!

Postby vealoscar » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:38 am

There's already a chicago 2012 thread.

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Re: University of Chicago Law 2012!

Postby Dead Ringer » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:52 am

Thank you I couldn't find one. I didn't know there was a special forum. Noob mistake. Ouch this doesn't speak well for Chicago.

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Re: University of Chicago Law 2012!

Postby takingmytime » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:09 pm

Still contemplating UofC vs CLS fwiw

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Re: University of Chicago Law 2012!

Postby Dead Ringer » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:27 pm

takingmytime wrote:Still contemplating UofC vs CLS fwiw


As someone who has been living hand to mouth in NYC for 2+ years, I think it is important to realize that your cost of living money is going to go roughly twice as far at Chicago. I was bowled over by how cheap it was out there. It is curious that my prodigality is part of why I find New York so attractive, as there is plenty to spend money on, yet you don't get enough. Chicago has all the same perks but you can live a princely existence on a budget that would barely suffice in NYC. It should be noted that morningside heights is way cheaper than the village, but they are both several orders of magnitude more expensive than even the best parts of Chicago.

After Updike, I know that feeling that people living anywhere but New York are in some since kidding. However, I could get used to kidding around with a lot less loan money while having a lot more fun.

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Re: University of Chicago Law 2012!

Postby takingmytime » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:48 pm

Dead Ringer wrote:
takingmytime wrote:Still contemplating UofC vs CLS fwiw


As someone who has been living hand to mouth in NYC for 2+ years, I think it is important to realize that your cost of living money is going to go roughly twice as far at Chicago. I was bowled over by how cheap it was out there. It is curious that my prodigality is part of why I find New York so attractive, as there is plenty to spend money on, yet you don't get enough. Chicago has all the same perks but you can live a princely existence on a budget that would barely suffice in NYC. It should be noted that morningside heights is way cheaper than the village, but they are both several orders of magnitude more expensive than even the best parts of Chicago.

After Updike, I know that feeling that people living anywhere but New York are in some since kidding. However, I could get used to kidding around with a lot less loan money while having a lot more fun.


Yeah, but CLS gave more money and has LRAP. I do, however, think I'd like UofC more.

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Re: University of Chicago Law 2012!

Postby Dead Ringer » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:07 pm

Yeah more money at Columbia would be hard to turn down. You go for the match?

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Re: University of Chicago Law 2012!

Postby takingmytime » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:09 pm

Dead Ringer wrote:Yeah more money at Columbia would be hard to turn down. You go for the match?


I'm trying but the LRAP difference could be signficant... ahhh, tough choices.

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Re: University of Chicago Law 2012!

Postby Dead Ringer » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:14 pm

I have to believe that Chicago will improve its LRAP in the near future. It is a real weak spot for them IMO. I would hope we could get grandfathered in. Doesn't apply to me but still it is strange to me that they have left something hanging like that so clearly inferior to their peer schools.

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Re: University of Chicago Law 2012!

Postby vealoscar » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:39 pm

This is the Chicago 2012 thread I spoke of:

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=52503

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Re: University of Chicago Law 2012!

Postby jimm1909 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:21 pm

Dead Ringer wrote:
takingmytime wrote:Still contemplating UofC vs CLS fwiw


As someone who has been living hand to mouth in NYC for 2+ years, I think it is important to realize that your cost of living money is going to go roughly twice as far at Chicago. I was bowled over by how cheap it was out there. It is curious that my prodigality is part of why I find New York so attractive, as there is plenty to spend money on, yet you don't get enough. Chicago has all the same perks but you can live a princely existence on a budget that would barely suffice in NYC. It should be noted that morningside heights is way cheaper than the village, but they are both several orders of magnitude more expensive than even the best parts of Chicago.

After Updike, I know that feeling that people living anywhere but New York are in some since kidding. However, I could get used to kidding around with a lot less loan money while having a lot more fun.


I would have to agree ith Dead Ringer on this one. I also lived in NYC for a few years and then moved to Chicago and boy was I surprised. You can stay in Luxury Hotels Chicago for about the same price as it would be to stay in a mid-level place in NYC. This goes for renting apartments too.

If you're 50-50 on the schools id go with Chicago because of the cost of living, but if there are other considerations then its your choice.

-jim




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