Chicago Class of 2014

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Xifeng
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Xifeng » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:36 pm

I am so excited to go apartment hunting in a few months!! I was browsing the Ikea website yesterday and it was BAD.

5 months and two days until orientation!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Knock » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:38 pm

Xifeng wrote:I am so excited to go apartment hunting in a few months!! I was browsing the Ikea website yesterday and it was BAD.

5 months and two days until orientation!


Link to your favorite pieces of furniture? I need to figure that out.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Xifeng » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:42 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Galnnn » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:19 pm

AH! Thanks everybody. You didn't scare me away -- I just had to make lunch.

I'm reading through your thread right now, Dany.

The money says to go to Chicago, but I guess I'm not a very traditional law applicant and I'm not sure if it has the right opportunities for me to explore the kinds of law I might be interested in. The culture seems very focused on corporate law and that's not where I see myself.

Okay, I'll be back after reading!

Edit: Okay! Thanks Dany!! That was exactly the kind of perspective I needed -- just somebody excited and really into the idea of going to UChicago. You helped me see it with fresh eyes. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do, but it's good to know that my maybe-classmates are real people who are excited to be there.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby quetzal_bird » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:18 pm

Knock wrote:
Xifeng wrote:I am so excited to go apartment hunting in a few months!! I was browsing the Ikea website yesterday and it was BAD.

5 months and two days until orientation!


Link to your favorite pieces of furniture? I need to figure that out.


My graduation present from my dad is going to be furniture, so I'm going to be able to splurge a little, but:

--LinkRemoved--

They have good deals if you want to furnish a whole bedroom at once.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Xifeng » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:23 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:24 pm

Furniture shopping is SO FUN.

Too bad I don't really need to buy any. I'll go shopping with anyone who wants to go in September, though! :D

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby quetzal_bird » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:31 pm

Dany wrote:Furniture shopping is SO FUN.

Too bad I don't really need to buy any. I'll go shopping with anyone who wants to go in September, though! :D



:) :)

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby JFo » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:35 pm

Galnnn, I'm doing legal history, and I'm SUPER EXCITED about Chicago. I applied to schools with individual professors and academic placement in mind, as well as what student body I would fit the best. I love Chicago because:

1) Professors! (Helmholz! Lior!)
2) Intellectual rigor and motivation of the student body
3) COL
5) Campus
6) And many more!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Xifeng » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:40 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby trudat15 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:57 pm

quetzal_bird wrote:
Knock wrote:
Xifeng wrote:I am so excited to go apartment hunting in a few months!! I was browsing the Ikea website yesterday and it was BAD.

5 months and two days until orientation!


Link to your favorite pieces of furniture? I need to figure that out.


My graduation present from my dad is going to be furniture, so I'm going to be able to splurge a little, but:

--LinkRemoved--

They have good deals if you want to furnish a whole bedroom at once.


Cool site, but it's pick up only and the closest store is in Virginia. Are you all planning to Uhaul to Chicago? I thought about it because I have some nice furniture in LA, but it's like $2000 ($0.99 mile) and I'd rather sell my furniture and get new stuff there...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Saul Goodman » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:01 pm

trudat15 wrote:
quetzal_bird wrote:
Knock wrote:
Xifeng wrote:I am so excited to go apartment hunting in a few months!! I was browsing the Ikea website yesterday and it was BAD.

5 months and two days until orientation!


Link to your favorite pieces of furniture? I need to figure that out.


My graduation present from my dad is going to be furniture, so I'm going to be able to splurge a little, but:

--LinkRemoved--

They have good deals if you want to furnish a whole bedroom at once.


Cool site, but it's pick up only and the closest store is in Virginia. Are you all planning to Uhaul to Chicago? I thought about it because I have some nice furniture in LA, but it's like $2000 ($0.99 mile) and I'd rather sell my furniture and get new stuff there...


$2000 is only the sticker price. They are easier to get money out of than a TTTT law school chasing a 180. Call a few companies, get quotes, bid each company of one another. Profit. My friend got a truck with unlimited miles from Minneapolis to NYC with all the options for very cheap this way...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby trudat15 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:03 pm

Saul Goodman wrote:
trudat15 wrote:
Cool site, but it's pick up only and the closest store is in Virginia. Are you all planning to Uhaul to Chicago? I thought about it because I have some nice furniture in LA, but it's like $2000 ($0.99 mile) and I'd rather sell my furniture and get new stuff there...


$2000 is only the sticker price. They are easier to get money out of than a TTTT law school chasing a 180. Call a few companies, get quotes, bid each company of one another. Profit. My friend got a truck with unlimited miles from Minneapolis to NYC with all the options for very cheap this way...


Ahh I see. Got to get my lawyering on.
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Saul Goodman » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:11 pm

trudat15 wrote: Ahh I see. Got to get my lawyering on.


Yes. He actually went to HLS, but we U of Cers can prob do even better!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Xifeng » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:12 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Saul Goodman » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:19 pm

Just spoke to my friend: His initial quote was $3000. He got it down to $600 - he still had to pay for gas, though, which he said was another $400.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby quetzal_bird » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:20 pm

trudat15 wrote:
quetzal_bird wrote:
Knock wrote:
Xifeng wrote:I am so excited to go apartment hunting in a few months!! I was browsing the Ikea website yesterday and it was BAD.

5 months and two days until orientation!


Link to your favorite pieces of furniture? I need to figure that out.


My graduation present from my dad is going to be furniture, so I'm going to be able to splurge a little, but:

--LinkRemoved--

They have good deals if you want to furnish a whole bedroom at once.


Cool site, but it's pick up only and the closest store is in Virginia. Are you all planning to Uhaul to Chicago? I thought about it because I have some nice furniture in LA, but it's like $2000 ($0.99 mile) and I'd rather sell my furniture and get new stuff there...


I live in VA and I will probably drive up to Chicago anyway because I'm moving with my dog and probably won't fly with him

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby trudat15 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:22 pm

Saul Goodman wrote:Just spoke to my friend: His initial quote was $3000. He got it down to $600 - he still had to pay for gas, though, which he said was another $400.


Thanks bro. Good info. Need to show up the HLS kid and get it down to $500.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Emma. » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:27 pm

Knock wrote:
Dany wrote:Galnnn, here are my thoughts from my visit:

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=141661&start=2900#p4240671

and I'm glad to answer any questions you have (but I think a combination of what Emma and knock said should be the main factors: [east coast v. west coast] + money.)


Choosing a law school made easy: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=153529

Also, I think that Chicago places just fine back on the west coast. I talked about this quite a bit at ASW with a bunch of different students and I am comfortable going to U of C when I am 99% sure I will want to come back to California to practice.


I agree that UChi places really well in Cali. I was thinking of this more as something that cuts the other way, like if Galnnn wants east coast he should come to UChi. :mrgreen:

Galnnn, I'm a 1L at UChi and also a "nontraditional" student, feel free to PM me if you have questions.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby JFo » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:28 pm

Xifeng wrote:My plan is going to be getting my mother to drive me to Chicago due to lack of car, and then we will go on a glorious IKEA trip :D

And drag dad along too so he can help me put stuff together!


I volunteer to help put furniture together. I love it.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Xifeng » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:29 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Knock » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:29 pm

JFo wrote:
Xifeng wrote:My plan is going to be getting my mother to drive me to Chicago due to lack of car, and then we will go on a glorious IKEA trip :D

And drag dad along too so he can help me put stuff together!


I volunteer to help put furniture together. I love it.


I accept your offer.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:30 pm

JFo wrote:
Xifeng wrote:My plan is going to be getting my mother to drive me to Chicago due to lack of car, and then we will go on a glorious IKEA trip :D

And drag dad along too so he can help me put stuff together!


I volunteer to help put furniture together. I love it.


You're insane.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Saul Goodman » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:33 pm

Xifeng wrote:Ooooh pretty:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30214306

I have a serious problem. Why can't I stop looking at furniture and do my homework?? :(


My favorite part of IKEA: Image

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Xifeng » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:36 pm

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