Chicago Class of 2014

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:48 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:53 pm

Kili wrote:Nero is back. :evil:

Nero is Knock

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby sarahlawg » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:55 pm

"the restaurants/bars in HP vs. the city are two different things. we can talk offline about this if you'd like"
what the heck? he doesn't think other people would be interested in this?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:56 pm

sarahlawg wrote:"the restaurants/bars in HP vs. the city are two different things. we can talk offline about this if you'd like"
what the heck? he doesn't think other people would be interested in this?

I don't think most people enjoy eating out or drinking...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:57 pm

Sentry wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:"the restaurants/bars in HP vs. the city are two different things. we can talk offline about this if you'd like"
what the heck? he doesn't think other people would be interested in this?

I don't think most people enjoy eating out or drinking...


We won't have time, we'll all be studying. Remember, the RIIIIGOOOORRR.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:58 pm

sarahlawg wrote:"the restaurants/bars in HP vs. the city are two different things. we can talk offline about this if you'd like"
what the heck? he doesn't think other people would be interested in this?


He basically doesnt want to say Bars/Dining in the city rocks ... Bars/Dining in HP is non-existent

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:59 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:"the restaurants/bars in HP vs. the city are two different things. we can talk offline about this if you'd like"
what the heck? he doesn't think other people would be interested in this?


He basically doesnt want to say Bars/Dining in the city rocks ... Bars/Dining in HP is non-existent

You should have a mod change your name. OL is a misnomer now.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby glitched » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:59 pm

how far is the city from HP?

And okay - can someone clear up what this "Chicago rigor" means? is it some type of special curve, the student body, or what?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:01 pm

glitched wrote:how far is the city from HP?

And okay - can someone clear up what this "Chicago rigor" means? is it some type of special curve, the student body, or what?

8 min by car.

Chicago has a reputation for being more rigorous than other LSs. Most students say that it actually is about the same as any other top law school...except Yale where they're all touchy feely.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby sarahlawg » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:03 pm

Sentry wrote:
glitched wrote:how far is the city from HP?

And okay - can someone clear up what this "Chicago rigor" means? is it some type of special curve, the student body, or what?

8 min by car.

Chicago has a reputation for being more rigorous than other LSs. Most students say that it actually is about the same as any other top law school...except Yale where they're all touchy feely.


do they have this rep because there are no bars/restaurants in HP?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:08 pm

sarahlawg wrote:
Sentry wrote:
glitched wrote:how far is the city from HP?

And okay - can someone clear up what this "Chicago rigor" means? is it some type of special curve, the student body, or what?

8 min by car.

Chicago has a reputation for being more rigorous than other LSs. Most students say that it actually is about the same as any other top law school...except Yale where they're all touchy feely.


do they have this rep because there are no bars/restaurants in HP?

It can't help...

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:09 pm

Sentry wrote:
glitched wrote:how far is the city from HP?

And okay - can someone clear up what this "Chicago rigor" means? is it some type of special curve, the student body, or what?

8 min by car.

Chicago has a reputation for being more rigorous than other LSs. Most students say that it actually is about the same as any other top law school...except Yale where they're all touchy feely.


I would agree with this regarding the rigor. I haven't noticed any more "rigor" then you would expect at another law school. I mean if you plan on just reading the Headnotes of cases and nothing else then Chicago isn't the place for you, but as long as you do your work, etc. no one is extremely competitive that I have noticed. Everyone is quite competitive with themselves so you wont get by not doing your work but I think that goes for all law schools.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:12 pm

That being said, I am procrastinating right now while I should be working..

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Sentry » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:16 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:That being said, I am procrastinating right now while I should be working..

how unrigorous of you.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby glitched » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:16 pm

okay let's be honest here. will going to chicago open more doors for me than going to nyu? anyone have any insight on this? haha this is probably a very biased to post this quesiton but stilll. i'd like to hear a defense for yes.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:27 pm

glitched wrote:okay let's be honest here. will going to chicago open more doors for me than going to nyu? anyone have any insight on this? haha this is probably a very biased to post this quesiton but stilll. i'd like to hear a defense for yes.


For law firms? Probably not. For things that arent law firms. Undoubtedly yes. Univ of Chicago is an all-world degree to people who know what they are talking about

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:31 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Emma. » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:33 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:That being said, I am procrastinating right now while I should be working..


Can mods change your name to "1L Hoping for Job"?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby JFo » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:33 pm

Yeah, if you're wanting to go into Academia, it's definitely preferable over NYU. Great for clerkships. It's more focused (according to its press) on the intellectual side of law, rather than NYU which I feel might be more practical.

I plan on (hopefully) either clerking/practicing for a few years, getting the PHD, and conning some school into paying me to talk at students and research.

Personally, I'd chose it over NYU because I don't like NYC, and I feel like I'll fit in better with the "self-conciously nerdy" student body. I need at least some friends who like to combine drinking and board games.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:34 pm

Kili wrote:
glitched wrote:okay let's be honest here. will going to chicago open more doors for me than going to nyu? anyone have any insight on this? haha this is probably a very biased to post this quesiton but stilll. i'd like to hear a defense for yes.


It depends on you. What do you want to do? Where do you want to work? Etc.

Despite that:

If you're going PI I would say no, not at all.

You may be more likely to get to know professors well at Chi b/c of the small size. Their connections and strong recommendations will likely help in opening doors.

You guys keep pushing me away and breaking my heart saying this stuff :cry:

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:37 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:38 pm

Emma. wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:That being said, I am procrastinating right now while I should be working..


Can mods change your name to "1L Hoping for Job"?


That does truly reflect me

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:40 pm

JFo wrote:I need at least some friends who like to combine drinking and board games.


:D

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:41 pm

Kili wrote:
Non-Chalant1 wrote:
Kili wrote:
glitched wrote:okay let's be honest here. will going to chicago open more doors for me than going to nyu? anyone have any insight on this? haha this is probably a very biased to post this quesiton but stilll. i'd like to hear a defense for yes.


It depends on you. What do you want to do? Where do you want to work? Etc.

Despite that:

If you're going PI I would say no, not at all.

You may be more likely to get to know professors well at Chi b/c of the small size. Their connections and strong recommendations will likely help in opening doors.

You guys keep pushing me away and breaking my heart saying this stuff :cry:


NYU LRAP >>>>>> UChi HPIP Unless you want to go corporate to put a dent in your debt.

Not to mention NYU student body is slightly more PI oriented, so you might want to consider the implications of that. (Alumni connections, like-minded student body)

I'm aware...I was just waiting to see what the new dean will bring to UChi in this regard. Besides, I may go corporate...I've been know to change my mind, particularly if I don't get the impossible job I want right off the bat and have to do the firm stuff a few years first.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby glitched » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:45 pm

i just want flexibility. for now i prefer biglaw either in NYC or SF. but i am not sure.


edit: also does anyone know if going from clerkship to biglaw happens often (im assuming it doesn't really happen the other way around)? or if it is even a good idea or will help getting into a top firm?
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