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tjb24
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Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby tjb24 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:16 am

Thought I'd start this for those heading to Chicago. Just put in my deposit yesterday. Anyone else deposited thus far? I'll be looking for a roommate if anyone is interested let me know. Haven't decided between living close to school (Hyde Park) or living North-side where I hear a lot of 2Ls and 3Ls live (downtown or Lincoln Park). Let me know if you have any suggestions.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby HtransferQ » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:50 am

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby transferbound » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:22 am

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a11 1n
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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby a11 1n » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:53 am

I Just mailed my seat deposit this morning after much mulling. I look forward to meeting the TLS'ers at transfer orientation.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby transferbound » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:10 am

a11 1n wrote:I Just mailed my seat deposit this morning after much mulling. I look forward to meeting the TLS'ers at transfer orientation.


What are the dates for orientation?

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby tjb24 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:18 am

transferbound wrote:
a11 1n wrote:I Just mailed my seat deposit this morning after much mulling. I look forward to meeting the TLS'ers at transfer orientation.


What are the dates for orientation?


August 16th and 17th. Then there's an OCI orientation on the 20th I believe - with OCI to follow for the next week or so.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby a11 1n » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:32 am

Ya the OCI week ruins the one vacation I planned for myself this summer lol. Hopefully it pays off in future vacations.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby Light » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:58 pm

Oh new people! How exciting xD Welcome :) Rising 2L here.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby jbiresq » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:33 pm

tjb24 wrote:Thought I'd start this for those heading to Chicago. Just put in my deposit yesterday. Anyone else deposited thus far? I'll be looking for a roommate if anyone is interested let me know. Haven't decided between living close to school (Hyde Park) or living North-side where I hear a lot of 2Ls and 3Ls live (downtown or Lincoln Park). Let me know if you have any suggestions.


One thing to be aware of if you live outside of Hyde Park is that UChicago doesn't participate in the UPass program so you're going to have to pay for a CTA Pass.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby Hamilton » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:58 pm

Congrats to the new transfers! (Recent transfer grad here, procrastinating bar exam studying.) For those not living in Hyde Park, here's commute info:

#2 Bus- Runs from downtown and stops right in front of the school. Only runs between like 7-9:30am and 4-6pm. Last bus leaves back to downtown at like 6:03pm, so if you have a 4-6 class, you need to hustle. It can also get pretty crowded on days it rains or snows, so catch an earlier bus than you normally do, because it will be absorbing people who decide not to drive that day.
#6 Bus- Runs pretty much 24/7 from hyde park to downtown. Stops at 60th & Stony Island, so it can be a long .5 mile hike with heavy law books.
Driving- I drove most days from the south loop to school, but parking on the street surrounding the school fills up by 8:15 or so in the morning, so you have to get there early. It's definitely possible to find spots throughout the day, but you could circle for 20 minutes or so before you do. The lot behind the law school opens for free parking at 3:30pm, but I've been known to park there when I can't find another spot, and never got a ticket. Maybe I just got lucky. Also, you can't park on the Midway if there is more than 2'' of snow on the ground.
Metra- The Metra Electric Line is also about .5 miles from school, and stops at various points in downtown. I never took that though, but had a friend that did.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby transferbound » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:36 am

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby jbiresq » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:39 am

transferbound wrote:Has everybody recieved their Symplicity login info? I emailed Career Services earlier this week and haven't heard back. Wondering if I should just call them instead!


They'll only give it to you if you have a netid. I tried for a couple of weeks but as soon as I sent an email from my uchicago address I got it within a couple hours.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby transferbound » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:52 am

jbiresq wrote:
transferbound wrote:Has everybody recieved their Symplicity login info? I emailed Career Services earlier this week and haven't heard back. Wondering if I should just call them instead!


They'll only give it to you if you have a netid. I tried for a couple of weeks but as soon as I sent an email from my uchicago address I got it within a couple hours.


Thanks, jbiresq! You're so helpful.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby Emma. » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:57 am

a11 1n wrote:Ya the OCI week ruins the one vacation I planned for myself this summer lol. Hopefully it pays off in future vacations.


LOL at anyone going to a firm thinking they'll have any "future vacations." :wink:

Congrats and welcome, transfers!

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a11 1n
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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby a11 1n » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:30 pm

I called OCS and spoke to someone who said they were awaiting a list from admissions department of transfer students that have submitted their seat deposits. She said to expect a whole slew of emails shortly.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby mileslibertatis » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:33 pm

Is Chicago done admitting people? Why won't they ding me?!

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby pballer » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:34 pm

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby jbiresq » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:56 pm

a11 1n wrote:I called OCS and spoke to someone who said they were awaiting a list from admissions department of transfer students that have submitted their seat deposits. She said to expect a whole slew of emails shortly.


I had this issue as an ED admit. Once you get your netid they'll give you a login. You don't need to wait for them.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby a11 1n » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:15 pm

jbiresq wrote:
a11 1n wrote:I called OCS and spoke to someone who said they were awaiting a list from admissions department of transfer students that have submitted their seat deposits. She said to expect a whole slew of emails shortly.


I had this issue as an ED admit. Once you get your netid they'll give you a login. You don't need to wait for them.


I set-up my netid but did not get a response from them so I called. They ended up sending the Symplicity log-in and all the emails from OCS over the summer on Friday to myself and a handful of other students who I imagine make up the transfer class to this point.

For those of you still waiting, the emails were sent to 8 uchicago.edu email addresses on Friday, the date the seat deposits needed to be post-marked by. Make of that what you will.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby jbiresq » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:33 pm

Did anyone make law review/get an offer for another journal? Was I the only one who did the write-on?

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby clown?bro » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:57 pm

wrote onto CJIL. physched.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby jbiresq » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:10 pm

clown?bro wrote:wrote onto CJIL. physched.


When did they let you know? I definitely didn't get anything, though hopefully it won't hurt too much.

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby clown?bro » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:11 pm

this afternoon...btw., looking forward to meeting everybody in the incoming class! where u guys all living?

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby laurab1108 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:14 am

just got a call for legal forum!

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Re: Chicago Transfer Admits 2012

Postby clown?bro » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:49 pm

congrats!




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