Northwestern Law Class of 2014

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby SMA22 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:18 pm

Aine wrote:
eliekedourie wrote:It certainly helps to be living with a s/o.


Sigh.

Unfortunately I don't think my "date me so we can live together and take the edge off some of my immense and impending law school debt" pick up line will be very successful.


Trust me, I've thought about it :D I'm moving in June, but I will likely need to sell my kidneys to afford it...

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:23 pm

Aine wrote:
eliekedourie wrote:It certainly helps to be living with a s/o.


Sigh.

Unfortunately I don't think my "date me so we can live together and take the edge off some of my immense and impending law school debt" pick up line will be very successful.


You're overlooking the pool of potentials who you will be pitching that line to...many of them will be swimming in debt too.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Aine » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:31 am

homestyle28 wrote:
Aine wrote:
eliekedourie wrote:It certainly helps to be living with a s/o.


Sigh.

Unfortunately I don't think my "date me so we can live together and take the edge off some of my immense and impending law school debt" pick up line will be very successful.


You're overlooking the pool of potentials who you will be pitching that line to...many of them will be swimming in debt too.


Touche, salesman.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bdubs » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:30 pm

I officially declared NU as my school today. Facebook and LinkedIn have been updated so there is no going back.

See all of you next year!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby splitmuch » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:06 pm

bdubs wrote:I officially declared NU as my school today. Facebook and LinkedIn have been updated so there is no going back.

See all of you next year!


Awesome! See ya in August

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby SemperLegal » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:31 pm

First Deposit in!

gulp

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:12 am

bdubs wrote:I officially declared NU as my school today. Facebook and LinkedIn have been updated so there is no going back.

See all of you next year!


Aw, your facebook official now, congrats!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:02 am

Ain't no official like Facebook official. Congratulations, you guys!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:54 am

Just signed a lease in Chicago! It's really starting to sink in :-)

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Aine » Sun May 01, 2011 4:10 am

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Just signed a lease in Chicago! It's really starting to sink in :-)


Sweet! What area? And...aren't you China? Did you have someone sign for you?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun May 01, 2011 4:12 am

Aine wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Just signed a lease in Chicago! It's really starting to sink in :-)


Sweet! What area? And...aren't you China? Did you have someone sign for you?


My soon-to-be roommate is local, so we arranged it via fax and email :-)

I'll be in the Noble Square area- about 20 min by bus to campus
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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Sun May 01, 2011 4:17 am

I'll be sending in my deposit on Monday. (I was admitted last week after being held for further review and my deadline is next Friday).

Soooo yay Northwestern :P

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Sun May 01, 2011 8:27 am

Flips88 wrote:I'll be sending in my deposit on Monday. (I was admitted last week after being held for further review and my deadline is next Friday).

Soooo yay Northwestern :P


woot!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Aine » Sun May 01, 2011 10:11 am

So I just saw Source Code and Chicago looks so pretty!! I'm getting really excited.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun May 01, 2011 10:20 am

Yaaay Flips! Welcome :-)

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Sun May 01, 2011 12:56 pm

Aine wrote:So I just saw Source Code and Chicago looks so pretty!! I'm getting really excited.

:lol: I saw it last week and loved the Chicago shots and the Bean at the end.

I am intending on moving in to an apartment on August 1st and going to Lollapalooza, which is the 5th-7th. It'll be my 4th year in a row so y'all should join the party!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Sun May 01, 2011 2:24 pm

How far north is it still reasonable to live? I'm looking on padmapper and there are some much cheaper apartments up in the Lincoln Park area, but it'll be like a 20-30 minute bus/metro ride. Is that a reasonable commute?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bdubs » Sun May 01, 2011 2:28 pm

Flips88 wrote:How far north is it still reasonable to live? I'm looking on padmapper and there are some much cheaper apartments up in the Lincoln Park area, but it'll be like a 20-30 minute bus/metro ride. Is that a reasonable commute?


This really depends on how much you value proximity to campus. I heard a lot of mixed things from current students, some said that you really wanted a short commute and it was worth more money. Others said they liked living further away.

Have you looked at this?
https://www.law.northwestern.edu/newstu ... y_2011.pdf

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Sun May 01, 2011 2:40 pm

bdubs wrote:
Flips88 wrote:How far north is it still reasonable to live? I'm looking on padmapper and there are some much cheaper apartments up in the Lincoln Park area, but it'll be like a 20-30 minute bus/metro ride. Is that a reasonable commute?


This really depends on how much you value proximity to campus. I heard a lot of mixed things from current students, some said that you really wanted a short commute and it was worth more money. Others said they liked living further away.

Have you looked at this?
https://www.law.northwestern.edu/newstu ... y_2011.pdf

Yeah I saw that in the admitted student pdf thing on the website. My concern comes from the amount they have allocated for living costs for loans. With a $1200/month apartment, money may be tight for food costs, but with an $850 or $900 apartment up north, budgeting would be much easier. I guess theoretically you can just use money that should be for another purpose for housing, right? Since you just get it in a lump

ETA: also, most leases are 12 months. I guess I'll be aiming to have a summer job in Chicago, but there's the chance I don't and would either have to eat the cost or sublease it.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bdubs » Sun May 01, 2011 2:45 pm

Flips88 wrote:
bdubs wrote:
Flips88 wrote:How far north is it still reasonable to live? I'm looking on padmapper and there are some much cheaper apartments up in the Lincoln Park area, but it'll be like a 20-30 minute bus/metro ride. Is that a reasonable commute?


This really depends on how much you value proximity to campus. I heard a lot of mixed things from current students, some said that you really wanted a short commute and it was worth more money. Others said they liked living further away.

Have you looked at this?
https://www.law.northwestern.edu/newstu ... y_2011.pdf

Yeah I saw that in the admitted student pdf thing on the website. My concern comes from the amount they have allocated for living costs for loans. With a $1200/month apartment, money may be tight for food costs, but with an $850 or $900 apartment up north, budgeting would be much easier. I guess theoretically you can just use money that should be for another purpose for housing, right? Since you just get it in a lump


Yeah, I understand the money issue. In the financial aid presentation at ASW they mentioned that the living expense allocation for 2011-2012 would be increased if it matters to you. I wish they would put out a final tuition and COA budget for 2011-2012.

I guess I would just keep in mind that 20-30 minutes during the day could turn into 1 hour or potentially more late at night. You could always allocate some of your "savings" from living that far away to taxi fares though.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Sun May 01, 2011 2:58 pm

bdubs wrote:I guess I would just keep in mind that 20-30 minutes during the day could turn into 1 hour or potentially more late at night. You could always allocate some of your "savings" from living that far away to taxi fares though.

Yeah, having an extra $3,000 could go a long way. plus, I can always read on a bus/El ride. I think I'll be looking in Lakeview and Lincoln Park. There seems to be no advantage to Streeterville except proximity to school.

ETA: but yeah, the bus ride late at night during finals crunch time could be a drag

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bjsesq » Sun May 01, 2011 3:09 pm

Flips88 wrote:
bdubs wrote:I guess I would just keep in mind that 20-30 minutes during the day could turn into 1 hour or potentially more late at night. You could always allocate some of your "savings" from living that far away to taxi fares though.

Yeah, having an extra $3,000 could go a long way. plus, I can always read on a bus/El ride. I think I'll be looking in Lakeview and Lincoln Park. There seems to be no advantage to Streeterville except proximity to school.

ETA: but yeah, the bus ride late at night during finals crunch time could be a drag

The late night bus rides aren't a big deal. CTA has a bus tracker that helps you figure out when to leave school so you don't have to wait for the bus. One caveat: numerous buses don't run all night. Keep that in mind.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Sun May 01, 2011 3:12 pm

bjsesq wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
bdubs wrote:I guess I would just keep in mind that 20-30 minutes during the day could turn into 1 hour or potentially more late at night. You could always allocate some of your "savings" from living that far away to taxi fares though.

Yeah, having an extra $3,000 could go a long way. plus, I can always read on a bus/El ride. I think I'll be looking in Lakeview and Lincoln Park. There seems to be no advantage to Streeterville except proximity to school.

ETA: but yeah, the bus ride late at night during finals crunch time could be a drag

The late night bus rides aren't a big deal. CTA has a bus tracker that helps you figure out when to leave school so you don't have to wait for the bus. One caveat: numerous buses don't run all night. Keep that in mind.

Do you live in Streeterville or farther from school?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bjsesq » Sun May 01, 2011 3:14 pm

Flips88 wrote:Do you live in Streeterville or farther from school?


River West. The 66 runs all night and drops me off a block from my place. I could never live in Streeterville. It's too busy, too packed, and way too friggin expensive.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby SMA22 » Sun May 01, 2011 3:20 pm

Lakeview and Lincoln Park are both great neighborhoods and will be very doable--you'll be very happy with either you choose. Transit won't be a major issue for either, and there are some serious benefits to living there instead of Streeterville, as bjsesq said.

I am going to move to Streetervile for personal reasons, but I am going to miss Lakeview.




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