Chicago Class of 2014

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:13 am

Haymarket wrote:
Ghost wrote:Are they still pulling people off of the waitlist? Looks like there are more newcomers in the FB group.

I'm not sure. It's possible that there are some students who were admitted a while ago and are just now joining I guess.

This would be my guess. The email I got assessing interest (right before the actual acceptance) said that the group of acceptances that I was a part of was the last one. Plus, there have been way too many people added in the past couple weeks to be waitlisters considering the TLS/LSN silence on any more waitlist action.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:16 am

Haymarket wrote:
Ghost wrote:Are they still pulling people off of the waitlist? Looks like there are more newcomers in the FB group.

I'm not sure. It's possible that there are some students who were admitted a while ago and are just now joining I guess.


It could also be 2Ls and 3Ls

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby bruinrandy » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:26 am

anybody arriving this weekend?

(some of the new group members are definitely 2L or 3L. But the total number of members is still below the approximate number admitted to chicago. I wonder where the others are. Is there a cool group somewhere? :shock: )

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:30 am

bruinrandy wrote:anybody arriving this weekend?

ME!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby bruinrandy » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:54 am

Dany wrote:
bruinrandy wrote:anybody arriving this weekend?

ME!


me too! (obviously, if it wasn't implied from the first post haha). Saturday for me how bout you?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby linda90 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:59 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
Haymarket wrote:
Ghost wrote:Are they still pulling people off of the waitlist? Looks like there are more newcomers in the FB group.

I'm not sure. It's possible that there are some students who were admitted a while ago and are just now joining I guess.

This would be my guess. The email I got assessing interest (right before the actual acceptance) said that the group of acceptances that I was a part of was the last one. Plus, there have been way too many people added in the past couple weeks to be waitlisters considering the TLS/LSN silence on any more waitlist action.


If you don't mind me asking, when did you get off the waitlist?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:10 am

bruinrandy wrote:
Dany wrote:
bruinrandy wrote:anybody arriving this weekend?

ME!

me too! (obviously, if it wasn't implied from the first post haha). Saturday for me how bout you?

Saturday morning bright and early! I am so excited to move.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby bruinrandy » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:45 am

Dany wrote:
bruinrandy wrote:
Dany wrote:
bruinrandy wrote:anybody arriving this weekend?

ME!

me too! (obviously, if it wasn't implied from the first post haha). Saturday for me how bout you?

Saturday morning bright and early! I am so excited to move.


oh lucky. I don't get there until saturday evening, and probably not to hide park until 8 or later...which slightly worries me haha. (I've never been to chicago much less hyde park, and I don't exactly know where my apartment is/looks like)

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Gear » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:59 am

Sentry wrote:It could also be 2Ls and 3Ls


There's at least one JSD candidate in the group as well. There could be a few LLM's who have transferred into the JD program; although they'd probably enter the 2013 cohort. As an LLM I'm not really sure why I'm posting here, but I guess I'm in a similar (ish) situation to a 1L. I've already been practising for three years though, so its not quite the same.
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:17 am

I'm already in Chicago, but still have no clue when I'll be moving down to Hyde Park.

linda90 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
Haymarket wrote:
Ghost wrote:Are they still pulling people off of the waitlist? Looks like there are more newcomers in the FB group.

I'm not sure. It's possible that there are some students who were admitted a while ago and are just now joining I guess.

This would be my guess. The email I got assessing interest (right before the actual acceptance) said that the group of acceptances that I was a part of was the last one. Plus, there have been way too many people added in the past couple weeks to be waitlisters considering the TLS/LSN silence on any more waitlist action.


If you don't mind me asking, when did you get off the waitlist?

August 8th.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby afcanoe » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:24 pm

Maybe this is just my 0L fear kicking in, but is anyone interested in going in on the LEEWS audio program with me? The cost is $175, and additional LEEWS Primers can be purchased for $40 (the audio program comes with one copy of the Primer). I'm sort of interested in attending the live program (it's cheaper and would force you to go through all the material), but the Chicago session is scheduled for Nov. 20 - just a few weeks before exams. If we could get a group to go in on this together, that would be even better. Here's the website if you want more info: http://www.leews.com/program.html

If there are any rising 2Ls or 3Ls who are looking to sell their LEEWS CDs/Primer, I'd be interested in that as well. Emma - do people tend to put LEEWS up for sale along with other supplements/used books?

Maybe I'll just keep my eye on lawannounce...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Light » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:20 pm

Haymarket wrote:
Ghost wrote:Are they still pulling people off of the waitlist? Looks like there are more newcomers in the FB group.

I'm not sure. It's possible that there are some students who were admitted a while ago and are just now joining I guess.


I was accepted off the waitlist just a couple weeks ago. I'm not moving in yet since my housing app is still being processed.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby linda90 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:35 pm

For those who got off the waitlist in August, since the deadline has passed, did you figure out a way to fill out the incoming student directory form as well as the incoming student profile?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:56 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Haymarket » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:40 pm

That reminds me, I really should read more than just 30 pages of GTM :oops:

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Lisi » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:16 am

Haymarket wrote:That reminds me, I really should read more than just 30 pages of GTM :oops:


I read GTM and thought it was pretty good. My law school prep has been: GTM, 30p of Planet Law School before giving up (what is this guy's problem?), and then a little book called Starting Off Right in Law School (about 100 pages or so). I bought a few of E&Es and supplements, but really just to have them. I've glanced at a few topics, but I'm not trying to learn anything from them. The reason I'm not so interested in LEEWS right now is that the fall exam schedule is light, and of the two exams, one won't follow the traditional format at all. Also, LEEWS seems pretty straight forward. I'm pretty sure that taking a few practice exams will be enough to catch me up to speed on how to systematically go through a traditional issue spotter. That said, if I take a practice exam in November and find that I'm totally lost, I may consult LEEWS. GTM is not a fan of LEEWS, and I thought their explanation (examples) of why was pretty entertaining.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:13 am

Lisi wrote:
Haymarket wrote:That reminds me, I really should read more than just 30 pages of GTM :oops:


I read GTM and thought it was pretty good. My law school prep has been: absolutely nothing. GTM, 30p of Planet Law School before giving up (what is this guy's problem?), and then a little book called Starting Off Right in Law School (about 100 pages or so). I bought a few of E&Es and supplements, but really just to have them. I've glanced at a few topics, but I'm not trying to learn anything from them. The reason I'm not so interested in LEEWS right now is that the fall exam schedule is light, and of the two exams, one won't follow the traditional format at all. Also, LEEWS seems pretty straight forward. I'm pretty sure that taking a few practice exams will be enough to catch me up to speed on how to systematically go through a traditional issue spotter. That said, if I take a practice exam in November and find that I'm totally lost, I may consult LEEWS. GTM is not a fan of LEEWS, and I thought their explanation (examples) of why was pretty entertaining.

FTFM

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Haymarket » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:19 am

Lisi wrote:
Haymarket wrote:That reminds me, I really should read more than just 30 pages of GTM :oops:


I read GTM and thought it was pretty good. My law school prep has been: GTM, 30p of Planet Law School before giving up (what is this guy's problem?), and then a little book called Starting Off Right in Law School (about 100 pages or so). I bought a few of E&Es and supplements, but really just to have them. I've glanced at a few topics, but I'm not trying to learn anything from them. The reason I'm not so interested in LEEWS right now is that the fall exam schedule is light, and of the two exams, one won't follow the traditional format at all. Also, LEEWS seems pretty straight forward. I'm pretty sure that taking a few practice exams will be enough to catch me up to speed on how to systematically go through a traditional issue spotter. That said, if I take a practice exam in November and find that I'm totally lost, I may consult LEEWS. GTM is not a fan of LEEWS, and I thought their explanation (examples) of why was pretty entertaining.

This is a very long response.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:22 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
Lisi wrote:I read GTM and thought it was pretty good. My law school prep has been: absolutely nothing.

FTFM

FTFM

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:28 am

Dany wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
Lisi wrote:I read GTM and thought it was pretty good. My law school prep has been: absolutely nothing.

FTFM

FTFM

FTFM too. :oops: Obviously my reading comp could use some improvement.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:33 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
Dany wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
Lisi wrote:I read GTM and thought it was pretty good. My law school prep has been: absolutely nothing.

FTFM

FTFM

FTFM too. :oops: Obviously my reading comp could use some improvement.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby afcanoe » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:11 pm

Lisi wrote:
Haymarket wrote:That reminds me, I really should read more than just 30 pages of GTM :oops:


I read GTM and thought it was pretty good. My law school prep has been: GTM, 30p of Planet Law School before giving up (what is this guy's problem?), and then a little book called Starting Off Right in Law School (about 100 pages or so). I bought a few of E&Es and supplements, but really just to have them. I've glanced at a few topics, but I'm not trying to learn anything from them. The reason I'm not so interested in LEEWS right now is that the fall exam schedule is light, and of the two exams, one won't follow the traditional format at all. Also, LEEWS seems pretty straight forward. I'm pretty sure that taking a few practice exams will be enough to catch me up to speed on how to systematically go through a traditional issue spotter. That said, if I take a practice exam in November and find that I'm totally lost, I may consult LEEWS. GTM is not a fan of LEEWS, and I thought their explanation (examples) of why was pretty entertaining.


Good point. I think I'm with you on waiting to see how practice exams are going before consulting LEEWS.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Light » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:49 pm

linda90 wrote:For those who got off the waitlist in August, since the deadline has passed, did you figure out a way to fill out the incoming student directory form as well as the incoming student profile?


Yeah, initially they wanted a photo the day I was admitted (but I was on the road driving to Cornell :lol: ) They granted me an extension until 2 days later. I filled out the form thing online.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Supreme » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:30 pm

Hey everyone, long time lurker first time poster. What are you guys thinking about doing for your service project during orientation? I think the pets one sounds fun.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:32 pm

What are the options? I feel like I missed this.




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