Northwestern Law Class of 2013

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:57 pm

rayiner wrote: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.
Thanks ray. Might just have to do that. Streeterville is a bit of a luxury.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:59 pm

NayBoer wrote:
rayiner wrote: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.
Thanks ray. Might just have to do that. Streeterville is a bit of a luxury.


I'm thinking Gold Coast. Near enough for a short walk, a little more of a community feel. Rent is still outrageous, but it seems like 850 is possible there.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby dudester » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:15 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
NayBoer wrote:
rayiner wrote: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.
Thanks ray. Might just have to do that. Streeterville is a bit of a luxury.


I'm thinking Gold Coast. Near enough for a short walk, a little more of a community feel. Rent is still outrageous, but it seems like 850 is possible there.


According to the booklet that was sent inside the faux-leather binder, Worcester House and Abbott Hall are also inexpensive.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:17 pm

dudester wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
NayBoer wrote:
rayiner wrote: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.
Thanks ray. Might just have to do that. Streeterville is a bit of a luxury.


I'm thinking Gold Coast. Near enough for a short walk, a little more of a community feel. Rent is still outrageous, but it seems like 850 is possible there.


According to the booklet that was sent inside the faux-leather binder, Worcester House and Abbott Hall are also inexpensive.


I've heard bad things about Worcester House but I should call and set up a visit to see how small their studios are.

I think that they are furnished, which actually is good more for me cause I don't really own much myself.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby dudester » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:23 pm

I'll start looking at housing options as soon as NU decides to send me my financial aid package.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:26 pm

Furnished is more expensive. Just get an unfurnished, spend half the difference in rent on furniture for a few months. Beanbag chairs and airbeds have gotten better in recent years.

All you really need is a mattress, a rolly chair, and a folded piece of cardboard for a makeshift desk.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby dudester » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:43 pm

NayBoer wrote:Furnished is more expensive. Just get an unfurnished, spend half the difference in rent on furniture for a few months. Beanbag chairs and airbeds have gotten better in recent years.

All you really need is a mattress, a rolly chair, and a folded piece of cardboard for a makeshift desk.


My God, you have lived in a cardboard house before, haven't you?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Rose Tyler » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:48 pm

rayiner wrote: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.


What about Streeter Place? Do you know people that live there and if they like it?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:53 pm

dudester wrote:
NayBoer wrote:Furnished is more expensive. Just get an unfurnished, spend half the difference in rent on furniture for a few months. Beanbag chairs and airbeds have gotten better in recent years.

All you really need is a mattress, a rolly chair, and a folded piece of cardboard for a makeshift desk.


My God, you have lived in a cardboard house before, haven't you?
I'm going to let you continue assuming that this is only true in the past tense.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:18 pm

I'm look at hotpads.com for slums. There are some tiny studios for 700 in the gold coast. I may just do that.

I'd consider finding roommates but the 2 bed prices don't seem all that great unless you go out to lakeview or further.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby D-hops » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:24 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I'm look at hotpads.com for slums. There are some tiny studios for 700 in the gold coast. I may just do that.

I'd consider finding roommates but the 2 bed prices don't seem all that great unless you go out to lakeview or further.


$700 is pretty cheap in the city. Even if you go for two-bedrooms, you're not gonna get a much better deal (just a little more space).

I am gonna end up in a 3-bed though, and probably living in lakeview since I've had to deal with the commute before and don't really mind it.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby rayiner » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:26 pm

Rose Tyler wrote:
rayiner wrote: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.


What about Streeter Place? Do you know people that live there and if they like it?


streeter place is *nice*. I know several people who live there and they like it. It's expensive - expect to pay 1350+ for a studio. There are studios starting at 1250, but they are lower-floor units that fill up fast.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:28 pm

D-hops wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I'm look at hotpads.com for slums. There are some tiny studios for 700 in the gold coast. I may just do that.

I'd consider finding roommates but the 2 bed prices don't seem all that great unless you go out to lakeview or further.


$700 is pretty cheap in the city. Even if you go for two-bedrooms, you're not gonna get a much better deal (just a little more space).

I am gonna end up in a 3-bed though, and probably living in lakeview since I've had to deal with the commute before and don't really mind it.


I might do something like that 2L, and 3L.

Though these places for 700 are probably pretty damn shitty.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Rose Tyler » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:30 pm

D-hops wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I'm look at hotpads.com for slums. There are some tiny studios for 700 in the gold coast. I may just do that.

I'd consider finding roommates but the 2 bed prices don't seem all that great unless you go out to lakeview or further.


$700 is pretty cheap in the city. Even if you go for two-bedrooms, you're not gonna get a much better deal (just a little more space).

I am gonna end up in a 3-bed though, and probably living in lakeview since I've had to deal with the commute before and don't really mind it.


I am tempted to live in Lakeview or Lincoln Park since I used to live around there and loved it, but 1L I think I might stick to obscene Streeterville prices just to avoid commuting and give my car to my parents. I figure I'll look around in a couple weeks when I'm in town.

Edit: Thanks ray for the answer :). I'll probably visit Streeter Place and see what's available and how much

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby evergirl23 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:33 pm

Hey all! Most likely will be joining you in Chicago this fall and am looking on insights for what neighborhoods are good to live in, as far as commuting goes. I know Streeterville and Gold Coast are closest, but what are some other feasible options? Will be looking for a dog-friendly 1 or 2 bedroom for myself and my significant other. Thanks!

Edit: Want to be able to take public transport to school.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby mayosmith » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:14 am

I'd love to hear opinions from current NU students about the 66 bus. It seems like an unavoidable part of life if you're living away from campus in a Blue or Brown line neighborhood. Any comments on its reliability?

BTW, for those who haven't seen it yet, CTA has a pretty cool real-time GPS bus-tracking map:
http://www.ctabustracker.com/bustime/map/displaymap.jsp

And an arrival tracker, too. This stuff puts New York to shame:
http://www.ctabustracker.com/bustime/eta/eta.jsp

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:21 am

The 66 is awesome, it runs super frequently. It can suck on Sundays, but that's true of most Chicago bus lines. I've actually specifically looked for apts off of Chicago Ave bc that bus is so convenient.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:43 pm

When I visited last October to interview, the 66 ran so frequently that both directions there were two 66 buses in a row, one behind the other.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Drew2010 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:10 pm

I've got about 3-4 hours of packing left to do, have to load up the U-Haul tomorrow, and then I'm on the way to Chicago. Can't wait to get there, and can't wait for the ASW two weeks from now.

Also, I went and read through last year's ASW thread. It just got me more excited. I would recommend it to anyone that's interested.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby mayosmith » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:36 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:The 66 is awesome, it runs super frequently. It can suck on Sundays, but that's true of most Chicago bus lines. I've actually specifically looked for apts off of Chicago Ave bc that bus is so convenient.

NayBoer wrote:When I visited last October to interview, the 66 ran so frequently that both directions there were two 66 buses in a row, one behind the other.

Thanks for these, folks. Makes me feel better about not wanting to live in Streeterville.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Corsair » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:06 pm

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby dudester » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:31 am

For those of you still waiting for financial aid offers:

Dudester: Hello. When might admitted students start receiving financial aid offers?

NU: We evaluate applications once they're complete and e-mail the decisions as soon as they're made.

Dudester: So, when do you think we might start hearing back?

NU: *silence

Dudester: One or two weeks?

NU: As soon as a decision is made.

Dudester: OK, thanks.

NU: *click

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby alaskaman » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:19 am

What is everyone's thoughts on getting a job in California from NU Law? How feasible is this?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby guyincognito » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:17 pm

I am sorry to burden my future class mates, but do to my irresponsibility I have a question for you all. I am still not sure which type of loans I will be using to pay for school...have you guys decided yet? If so, are you going the federal route, or borrowing directly from NU? Also, does anyone know how to start this process if I didn't apply for financial aid (because I had no chance in hell of getting any). Please feel free to lecture me about how I need to stay on top of this kind of stuff in the future. My pocket book thanks you 8)

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:20 pm

guyincognito wrote:I am sorry to burden my future class mates, but do to my irresponsibility I have a question for you all. I am still not sure which type of loans I will be using to pay for school...have you guys decided yet? If so, are you going the federal route, or borrowing directly from NU? Also, does anyone know how to start this process if I didn't apply for financial aid (because I had no chance in hell of getting any). Please feel free to lecture me about how I need to stay on top of this kind of stuff in the future. My pocket book thanks you 8)


Apply for financial aid. You need to do it to get the loans.




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