Chicago Class of 2014

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby IvanFK » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:47 pm

Sentry wrote:I just found my next tattoo.


good thing my boss isn't here so i can laugh out loud

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rbarcelo9 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:47 pm

alphamoose wrote:
Muenchen wrote:"How can I be more rigorous today?'

My new daily mantra.



I was just about to say this, word for word. :D We can do a lot with this. Tshirts, livestrong type bracelets, ect

I would for sure buy a shirt

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby 4102011 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:48 pm

Kili wrote:
alphamoose wrote:
Muenchen wrote:"How can I be more rigorous today?'

My new daily mantra.



I was just about to say this, word for word. :D We can do a lot with this. Tshirts, livestrong type bracelets, ect


+10,000

New Class T-Shirt!!


YES. Oh man, this is making my UChi love grow even more :)

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:48 pm

dulcatis wrote:
Sentry wrote:I just found my next tattoo.


I love you.

I'm going to get it in Chinese.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby WhatSarahSaid » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:49 pm

Off-topic: In about an hour, I'm taking a walk over to my campus's law school to talk to a professor (friend of a friend) who got his B.A., J.D., and M.D. degrees from UChi. I'm going to ask him all about what he thought of UChicago and Hyde Park as well as stuff about how he became a professor, but does anyone have any questions they think would be useful to ask in a one-on-one setting? I'm happy to report back, if anyone cares.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby 4102011 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:49 pm

Sentry wrote:
dulcatis wrote:
Sentry wrote:I just found my next tattoo.


I love you.

I'm going to get it in Chinese.


Marry me. Now.

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Non-Chalant1
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:49 pm

Did this person say "the feds"? LOL

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:50 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:52 pm

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alphamoose
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby alphamoose » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:52 pm

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WhatSarahSaid
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby WhatSarahSaid » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:53 pm

I want to be Thomas Marks when I grow up.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:53 pm

WhatSarahSaid wrote:I want to be Thomas Marks when I grow up.

x1000

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rbarcelo9
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rbarcelo9 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:54 pm

Thomas is pretty awesome lol

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby 4102011 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:54 pm

I want to be Kelsi when I grow up!

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Non-Chalant1
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:55 pm

I waiting for someone to make a "Got Rigor?" t-shirt...with a guy with a stern face with a Chicago emblem over it.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby 4102011 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:55 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:I waiting for someone to make a "Got Rigor?" t-shirt...with a guy with a stern face with a Chicago emblem over it.


Can someone make these for the ASW? We have time, right?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby duckmoney » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:55 pm

Duckmoney's experience at Chicago Day in the Life:

I went in to Chicago thinking that I would hate the place, the I couldn't take The Rigor, that the place was extremely competitive, and that everyone was a nerd who didn't know how to have fun. I was incredibly impressed by how many of these rumors were dispelled, and overall I was a huge fan of the place.

The weather: it sucks. I'm from the South, it's 75 degrees where I am now, and it was 35 and wet in Chicago and I almost slipped several times on the iced over sidewalks. If I go to Chicago, this will take some major adjustment.

Conversations with students: most of the students I talked to seemed like perfectly normal, sociable people. They were pretty diverse and a bit older, but nothing too out of the ordinary. This was generally true of the other students who were visiting as well. Everyone seemed to have a life, go to bar review, work out, etc. It's also a pretty social environment, and students can get free lunch pretty much every day by going to a speaking engagement on campus.

The Rigor: overrated. The students didn't study any more than at peer schools, and the classes were no more intense or intellectually stimulating than at peer schools. The Rigor is just a name that got attached to Chicago and everyone seems to embrace it, even though it's really no more rigorous than anywhere else. Also, they don't rank, and it's heavily ingrained in the culture that no one talks about their grades to one another. The extreme competitiveness just isn't there, other than people competing against themselves.

Placement: Wow. All the 3Ls I talked to had either a biglaw job or a federal clerkship (most of them appellate) lined up, all the 2Ls had summer positions, and the 1Ls had something lined up, including plenty of firm jobs. And these were people who weren't on law review / any journal at all. This is a much better situation than I gathered from peer schools, where the economy has people worried. No one at Chicago seemed to care about cost or crushing loans. Recent NLJ numbers confirm this.

The city / housing: seems perfectly livable. Females wouldn't want to walk around alone at night in Hyde Park, but other than that it seemed perfectly safe and surprisingly affordable.

Overall: loved it, incredibly impressed by, will be attending assuming HS rejections and no last-minute giant scholarship from another school. Feel free to PM me with any other questions.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:56 pm

dulcatis wrote:I want to be Kelsi when I grow up!

I do too...in a very masculine sort of way....you know not physically her but...you kno....ah whatever. *Yells Fire in crowded theater to divert attention*
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:57 pm

I'm making Rigor bracelets for everyone.
http://www.reminderband.com/index.php

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby WhatSarahSaid » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:57 pm

dulcatis wrote:I want to be Kelsi when I grow up!


Boo.

My "Got Rigor?" T-shirt is going to have "Team Thomas" on the back.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby GinaTheresa » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:58 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:I waiting for someone to make a "Got Rigor?" t-shirt...with a guy with a stern face with a Chicago emblem over it.


That's awesome!! :)

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rbarcelo9
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rbarcelo9 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:58 pm

Totally down for a Rigor themed shirt for ASW

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:59 pm

Sentry wrote:I'm making Rigor bracelets for everyone.
http://www.reminderband.com/index.php


Put me down for one.

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rbarcelo9
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rbarcelo9 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:00 pm

I'll get 2. One for each wrist, thats extra Rigorous right?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby alphamoose » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:01 pm

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