Northwestern Law Class of 2013

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby rayiner » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:39 pm

LOL @ splitters.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:41 pm

rayiner wrote:If you do unpaid work, you should have plenty of time to do something else besides.


Some schools give out grants for PI work, does NU?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:45 pm

rayiner wrote:If you do unpaid work, you should have plenty of time to do something else besides.
So is your plan to just try and get a part-time job over the summer? I hadn't really put much thought into what would happen budget-wise over the summer, especially after 1L.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:46 pm

NayBoer wrote:
rayiner wrote:If you do unpaid work, you should have plenty of time to do something else besides.
So is your plan to just try and get a part-time job over the summer? I hadn't really put much thought into what would happen budget-wise over the summer, especially after 1L.


I plan on "falling" inside Jewel or Dominicks.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:02 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
NayBoer wrote:
rayiner wrote:If you do unpaid work, you should have plenty of time to do something else besides.
So is your plan to just try and get a part-time job over the summer? I hadn't really put much thought into what would happen budget-wise over the summer, especially after 1L.


I plan on "falling" inside Jewel or Dominicks.
I had a boss who was an assistant manager at a store when he heard an old couple one aisle over plan out a slip and fall. Moral of the story: make your extortion plans silently.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby rayiner » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:29 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
rayiner wrote:If you do unpaid work, you should have plenty of time to do something else besides.


Some schools give out grants for PI work, does NU?


NU gives grants for PI work through SFPIF.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby dudester » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:36 pm

It sounds like there's a business opportunity here.

I'm renting 5'-by-5' rooms in my cardboard house for $500 a month. Utilities (candles and a shovel) are included. The house is conveniently located in downtown Chicago.

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Desert Fox and NayBoer get a crank-powered radio as a bonus if they sign a lease by May 31.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:48 pm

dudester wrote:It sounds like there's a business opportunity here.

I'm renting 5'-by-5' rooms in my cardboard house for $500 a month. Utilities (candles and a shovel) are included. The house is conveniently located in downtown Chicago.

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Desert Fox and NayBoer get a crank-powered radio as a bonus if they sign a lease by May 31.
Can't afford, unless it comes with free parking space for my shopping cart.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby dudester » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:08 pm

NayBoer wrote:
dudester wrote:It sounds like there's a business opportunity here.

I'm renting 5'-by-5' rooms in my cardboard house for $500 a month. Utilities (candles and a shovel) are included. The house is conveniently located in downtown Chicago.

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Desert Fox and NayBoer get a crank-powered radio as a bonus if they sign a lease by May 31.
Can't afford, unless it comes with free parking space for my shopping cart.


You got yourself a deal. But I'm not responsible for items left in your shopping cart.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby scribelaw » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:56 pm

rayiner wrote:
NayBoer wrote:And of course $12,376 is hardly enough to live on. If it's 100% rent it just barely clears $1030 per month. Then you just need to divert all your personal and transportation budgets into cup noodles and spam.

I'm definitely going to need some private loans to cover.


It's a 9-month budget. That's ~$1,000/month for rent and $300/month for food. Very doable.


I don't have my little leather binder thing in front of me, but isn't there a "personal expenses" line item in the student budget?

I thought it worked out to $1,300 or so for rent and utilites and about $500 a month for everything else (from the personal expenses and transportation items).

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby natalie123 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:05 pm

Hey guys! I'm going to be joining you. I was just offered a full ride scholly, and NU is one of my top choices. Although I got into some awesome schools, I REALLY didn't want to leave Chicago due to my kids being in school here, and now I don't have to. :) Hard to say no to a top tier law school for free in any case.

So, I'm going to withdraw from everywhere else over the weekend. Keep me in the loop for any gatherings and events! Congrats, all, and see you around Streeterville!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:06 pm

natalie123 wrote:Hey guys! I'm going to be joining you. I was just offered a full ride scholly, and NU is one of my top choices. Although I got into some awesome schools, I REALLY didn't want to leave Chicago due to my kids being in school here, and now I don't have to. :) Hard to say no to a top tier law school for free in any case.

So, I'm going to withdraw from everywhere else over the weekend. Keep me in the loop for any gatherings and events! Congrats, all, and see you around Streeterville!


You going to ASW?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby natalie123 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:08 pm

Probably not. I have to work every Saturday, and no one there knows I'm going to law school... SHHHHH... But I went on a campus tour, and to a workshop in May of last year. When is ASW?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:10 pm

natalie123 wrote:Probably not. I have to work every Saturday, and no one there knows I'm going to law school... SHHHHH... But I went on a campus tour, and to a workshop in May of last year. When is ASW?


In two weeks I think.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby dudester » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:17 pm

natalie123 wrote:Probably not. I have to work every Saturday, and no one there knows I'm going to law school... SHHHHH... But I went on a campus tour, and to a workshop in May of last year. When is ASW?


Congrats!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby dreamweaver87 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:46 pm

OK, just got waitlisted today. I applied late and didn't do the interview, so I figured I was an automatic rejection,

3.57/170 (multiple LSAT-taker)

Anyone know how many people they let in off the WL/how many people they put on it? Thanks and congrats to everyone who's in!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:50 pm

natalie123 wrote:Hey guys! I'm going to be joining you. I was just offered a full ride scholly, and NU is one of my top choices. Although I got into some awesome schools, I REALLY didn't want to leave Chicago due to my kids being in school here, and now I don't have to. :) Hard to say no to a top tier law school for free in any case.

So, I'm going to withdraw from everywhere else over the weekend. Keep me in the loop for any gatherings and events! Congrats, all, and see you around Streeterville!
Wow, congratulations. A full ride to a T14 in your home city? Every 0L parent is seething with jealousy.

scribelaw wrote:
rayiner wrote:
NayBoer wrote:And of course $12,376 is hardly enough to live on. If it's 100% rent it just barely clears $1030 per month. Then you just need to divert all your personal and transportation budgets into cup noodles and spam.

I'm definitely going to need some private loans to cover.


It's a 9-month budget. That's ~$1,000/month for rent and $300/month for food. Very doable.


I don't have my little leather binder thing in front of me, but isn't there a "personal expenses" line item in the student budget?

I thought it worked out to $1,300 or so for rent and utilites and about $500 a month for everything else (from the personal expenses and transportation items).
My binder is at home, but the .xls from FinAid budgets less than $13k for room and board, which would only cover $1300 rent for less than 10 months.

I'm mostly just concerned that I'll be able to afford the three months the loans don't cover. Worried that I'll have a job during that period that pays enough.

I'm also skeptical at $1k in rent. McClurg looks like it starts out beyond that, even for studios.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Drew2010 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:03 pm

I'm pretty excited about the ASW two weeks from today..

also, moving is stressful.. blah

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby dudester » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:44 pm

At the very least, I expected you to make up some monster stats in that other thread, Desert Fox. Consider my summer housing offer withdrawn.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Drew2010 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:45 pm

dudester wrote:At the very least, I expected you to make up some monster stats in that other thread, Desert Fox. Consider my summer housing offer withdrawn.


eh? no more threes company cardboard box?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:46 pm

dudester wrote:At the very least, I expected you to make up some monster stats in that other thread, Desert Fox. Consider my summer housing offer withdrawn.


People here already know my stats. He already won when I asked him, since its obviously he can make it up.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby dudester » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:52 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
dudester wrote:At the very least, I expected you to make up some monster stats in that other thread, Desert Fox. Consider my summer housing offer withdrawn.


People here already know my stats. He already won when I asked him, since its obviously he can make it up.


Outsmarted by an "fund-managing", Xbox-playing, Twinkie-eating unemployed bozo. For shame!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby dudester » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:53 pm

Drew2010 wrote:
dudester wrote:At the very least, I expected you to make up some monster stats in that other thread, Desert Fox. Consider my summer housing offer withdrawn.


eh? no more threes company cardboard box?


Unfortunately, that means NayBoer's rent just went up.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby rayiner » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:54 pm

Re: 1k in rent. McClurg is expensive. Onterie is under 1k, so is 860 DeWitt. If you're willing to take the bus 15 min (free bus and train pass is included in tuition), plenty of places in range that are under 1k.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:56 pm

dudester wrote:
Drew2010 wrote:
dudester wrote:At the very least, I expected you to make up some monster stats in that other thread, Desert Fox. Consider my summer housing offer withdrawn.


eh? no more threes company cardboard box?


Unfortunately, that means NayBoer's rent just went up.
How is the cardboard box zoned? If it's mixed commercial-residential I'll start a home taxidermy business and sell stuffed squirrels and pigeons that my cat kills. No refunds, no exchanges, no exceptions.




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