Northwestern Law Class of 2014

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby mango2281 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:38 am

SMA22 wrote:Things are expensive down here, but not too outrageous. I did bring my car and found a good deal for parking; the cable option in my building is kind of costly, so I'm going to sleep on whether I can live without bad Lifetime dramas and Oxygen Channel for a few months. Dog parks so far get two paws up...

I'm planning on bringing my dog after first year- I've become so attached to her now, so don't know how I'm going to survive without my baby girl :cry: Glad to hear the dog parks are nice! Haven't yet been to one though. My dog weighs in at a wee 5lbs, so I'm worried she might get squished under any roughhousing that I imagine goes on in such places :)

Can you share info on your parking arrangements? I put down a deposit for McClurg and am agonizing about having to pay $250 for parking my crappy car.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby SMA22 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:48 am

mango2281 wrote:
SMA22 wrote:Things are expensive down here, but not too outrageous. I did bring my car and found a good deal for parking; the cable option in my building is kind of costly, so I'm going to sleep on whether I can live without bad Lifetime dramas and Oxygen Channel for a few months. Dog parks so far get two paws up...

I'm planning on bringing my dog after first year- I've become so attached to her now, so don't know how I'm going to survive without my baby girl :cry: Glad to hear the dog parks are nice! Haven't yet been to one though. My dog weighs in at a wee 5lbs, so I'm worried she might get squished under any roughhousing that I imagine goes on in such places :)

Can you share info on your parking arrangements? I put down a deposit for McClurg and am agonizing about having to pay $250 for parking my crappy car.


Oh, the poor puppy is going to miss you :cry: Lots of little dogs down here, though, which is nice. My girl likes the big park by Navy Pier a lot--we just went for a long walk, and now she is snoring like a buzzsaw...

I know, when they started quoting me at $285 an $300 a month for a parking space, I was like, "Screw this, I'm not moving." My building had a deal with the River East Art Center garage on Illinois Street for $129 a month, which is definitely a steal down here for indoor underground parking (I was also able to lower my insurance rate because I was parking indoors); you may want to ask and see if McClurg has a similar partnership with a garage nearby. Otherwise, I'd try Craigslist and see if anyone is willing to rent a space below market rate. For a while I was watching Craigslist and saw some decent prices.

You can also try this website: http://chicago.bestparking.com. It lists all of the garages by neighborhood, and some have deals it looks like. I personally don't mind walking to a car and then throwing on flashers to bring up groceries or whatnot.

That said, I lived in Chicago for two years without a car--you can definitely get by without one. It seems everyone who doesn't have a car complains about not having one, and everyone who does have a car complains about having one :D If you need anymore help, let me know.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:50 am

Any current students that can give me bill estimate total for gas, electric, and internet since those seem to be the 3 that aren't included most places?

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Looking for a Roommate

Postby not.a.lawyer » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:38 am

I'm currently looking for a roommate for a reasonably expensive 2 bdrm around the Streeterville / River North area. I actually won't be joining the Northwestern class (I know, I'm sorry for posting here), but I figured this would be a good spot to find people who are new to the city. I spent the last 3 years in investment banking at a major firm, and just moved to the city to take up a role at a hedge fund in town. Feel free to give me a ring at 312.415.2101 or drop me an email at hous-uquz5-2452944467@craigslist.org if you'd like to discuss...thanks.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby scity » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:58 pm

Hi everyone! I just got the email that they received my deposit so I'll be joining you at NU in August! Of course now I have the mad scramble to figure out housing, move to Chicago, etc. Where is everyone thinking of living?? I've read through this thread a little bit, and I know that I want to live within walking distance from the school, but Streeterville is crazy expensive. I was thinking of living with one of my friends from UG, but it doesn't seem to be much cheaper for a studio vs. 2 bedroom per person, so I'm not sure if she and I are doing that anymore. Any info would be much appreciated!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby EarlCat » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:05 pm

Flips88 wrote:Any current students that can give me bill estimate total for gas, electric, and internet since those seem to be the 3 that aren't included most places?


I didn't have gas in my building, but electric was about $30 a month (studio apt where heat was free), except in the summer where it was $70-90. Internet was $19/mo for the initial special, then $35 for RCN's slowest connection.
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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:07 pm

I had electric heat which means large electric bills. My bill was like 100-130 in the winter, damn near zero in the fall, and like 70 last Sept. I suspect when I start using AC all day it's going to skyrocket again. But having a small studio means I can leave the heat and AC off all day when I'm not around. I think I have like 600sq.

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Re: Looking for a Roommate

Postby EarlCat » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:08 pm

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:11 pm

Crashing. And willing to take Qs. Sup, 0Ls?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:20 pm

EarlCat wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Any current students that can give me bill estimate total for gas, electric, and internet since those seem to be the 3 that aren't included most places?


I didn't have gas in my building, but electric was about $30 a month (studio apt where heat was free), except in the summer where it was $70-90. Internet was $19/mo for the initial special, then $35 for RCN's slowest connection.

So do you think ~$100 is reasonable to assume for bills? I'll be in Chicago next weekend to look at places and pick one so I need to budget stuff out. I think most places I'm looking at include heat and water with many including cooking gas and some randomly include cable.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bdubs » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:00 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Crashing. And willing to take Qs. Sup, 0Ls?


How frequently do things actually happen when the administration says they will?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bjsesq » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:01 pm

bdubs wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Crashing. And willing to take Qs. Sup, 0Ls?


How frequently do things actually happen when the administration says they will?


Rarely. 100% serious.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:11 pm

bjsesq wrote:
bdubs wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Crashing. And willing to take Qs. Sup, 0Ls?


How frequently do things actually happen when the administration says they will?


Rarely. 100% serious.

You will not hear me say this often, but bjs is right.

I'm pretty sure we got our sections like 2 days before orientation, grades for 1st semester came out a week later than they were supposed to, and at this time last summer they still didn't believe me that I don't have a penis.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby D-hops » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:28 pm

Flips88 wrote:
EarlCat wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Any current students that can give me bill estimate total for gas, electric, and internet since those seem to be the 3 that aren't included most places?


I didn't have gas in my building, but electric was about $30 a month (studio apt where heat was free), except in the summer where it was $70-90. Internet was $19/mo for the initial special, then $35 for RCN's slowest connection.

So do you think ~$100 is reasonable to assume for bills? I'll be in Chicago next weekend to look at places and pick one so I need to budget stuff out. I think most places I'm looking at include heat and water with many including cooking gas and some randomly include cable.


It will really depend on the building. I have lived in places where the only thing I had to pay was electricity (which ended up being about $30 a month) and I have lived in places where I had to pay electricity, cable, gas, and internet and that costs me more like $80 per person (in a three bedroom). A lot depends on if you have electric heat, radiant heat, or gas heat too.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:42 pm

Question for current students (sorry is this has been asked before):

Is there someplace I can find the 1L schedule? I.e. when classes start in the morning, and so on?

Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:45 pm

VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:Question for current students (sorry is this has been asked before):

Is there someplace I can find the 1L schedule? I.e. when classes start in the morning, and so on?

Thanks!

We didn't get ours until right before orientation when we got our sections. And 2Ls/3Ls don't even have the list of classes for the fall yet.

But if it's the same as it was for us, you'll have classes at 8:45 (*shudder*), 10:55 and 1:25 M-W, and 10:25 R-F. When CLR meets varies by section.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby splitmuch » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:46 pm

VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:Question for current students (sorry is this has been asked before):

Is there someplace I can find the 1L schedule? I.e. when classes start in the morning, and so on?

Thanks!



Admitted students site has a sample schedule

https://www.law.northwestern.edu/newstu ... edule.html

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:47 pm

VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:Question for current students (sorry is this has been asked before):

Is there someplace I can find the 1L schedule? I.e. when classes start in the morning, and so on?

Thanks!

There's a mock 1L schedule in the Admitted Students Binder

MWF:
Contracts: 8:30am-9:30am
Torts: 11 am-12pm
Civ Pro: 2:30pm-3:30pm

TR:
Crim Law: 10:30 am-12pm
Legal Reasoning: 2:00pm-3:30pm

HTH

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby D-hops » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:55 pm

Flips88 wrote:
VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:Question for current students (sorry is this has been asked before):

Is there someplace I can find the 1L schedule? I.e. when classes start in the morning, and so on?

Thanks!

There's a mock 1L schedule in the Admitted Students Binder

MWF:
Contracts: 8:30am-9:30am
Torts: 11 am-12pm
Civ Pro: 2:30pm-3:30pm

TR:
Crim Law: 10:30 am-12pm
Legal Reasoning: 2:00pm-3:30pm

HTH


God help you if you have a Contracts class at 8:30AM on Friday.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bjsesq » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:09 pm

D-hops wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:Question for current students (sorry is this has been asked before):

Is there someplace I can find the 1L schedule? I.e. when classes start in the morning, and so on?

Thanks!

There's a mock 1L schedule in the Admitted Students Binder

MWF:
Contracts: 8:30am-9:30am
Torts: 11 am-12pm
Civ Pro: 2:30pm-3:30pm

TR:
Crim Law: 10:30 am-12pm
Legal Reasoning: 2:00pm-3:30pm

HTH


God help you if you have a Contracts class at 8:30AM on Friday.


No shit. And if you have Bennett.... *shudders*

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:10 pm

D-hops wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:Question for current students (sorry is this has been asked before):

Is there someplace I can find the 1L schedule? I.e. when classes start in the morning, and so on?

Thanks!

There's a mock 1L schedule in the Admitted Students Binder

MTW:
Contracts: 8:30am-9:30am
Torts: 11 am-12pm
Civ Pro: 2:30pm-3:30pm

RF:
Crim Law: 10:30 am-12pm
Legal Reasoning: 2:00pm-3:30pm

HTH


God help you if you have a Contracts class at 8:30AM on Friday.

My bad. the are MTW and RF for classes. corrected.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:13 pm

Reports are G8 summit and NATO summit both in Chicago in May 2012.

Finals ever been postponed due to riots?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:15 pm

bjsesq wrote:No shit. And if you have Bennett.... *shudders*

Dude, having profs like Allen and Bennett at 8:45 is amazing. You get an extra 2 hours of sleep since class attendance is so unnecessary.



I mean, dear 0Ls, GO TO ALL OF YOUR CLASSES!

Seriously. Don't listen to me. I am a terrible example.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Aine » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:35 am

I posted this on the current students thread but no one responded :(

Hows the health care --and is the dental plan worth it? Anyone have it?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:40 am

Aine, I priced some other dentists around, and it's still cheaper than just going to a regular dentist twice a year. Dentistry is so expensive...




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