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Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:29 pm
by trudat15
Congrats everyone! See you in Hyde Park.

ETA: More info that might be helpful:

Housing at UChicago thread: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=154169

Helpful post from last year regarding living in Hyde Park, completely with Map and bus routes:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=84243

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:42 pm
by Sentry
I wanted to start this thread! :P see you all in september!

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:52 pm
by thedude221
Yeah this was a long time coming but its nice to have the peace of mind now. Congratulations to everybody who got in.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:33 pm
by trudat15
Anyone withdraw their apps already? Starting to send them now. Annoyed that I took a shot in the dark at Harvard. Have to snail mail them a withdrawal.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:16 pm
by soupisgood
Definitely excited to be a part of this group :) And I'm going to start withdrawing my apps today.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:49 am
by sojuteacher
I am so so happy to be a part of this group! I can't wait to tell my students in a few minutes. Sending out the withdrawals soon too.

Also, will email the admissions office to see if they will send the handbook to Korea. I'd rather not wait till my parents forward it.

Who is going to ASW? If I get time off of work and get a deal on a flight, I'll be there. :) See you all in the fall!

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:51 am
by soupisgood
Just sent out all my withdrawal requests. :)

I have to say, my (Korean) relatives who "oohed" and "aahed" at my Cornell acceptance seem less enthusiastic about my UChicago acceptance :P I don't think any of them had really heard of it before.

I just looked up flights from Korea -> home (LA) -> Chicago -> Korea, and... whew. Steep price for ASW weekend!

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:21 am
by sojuteacher
soupisgood wrote:Just sent out all my withdrawal requests. :)

I have to say, my (Korean) relatives who "oohed" and "aahed" at my Cornell acceptance seem less enthusiastic about my UChicago acceptance :P I don't think any of them had really heard of it before.

I just looked up flights from Korea -> home (LA) -> Chicago -> Korea, and... whew. Steep price for ASW weekend!


The kids didn't understand Chicago until I explained the T14 to them. then the ooh's and aah's. Too bad about the price. Maybe I can get the parents to give me some of their frequent flyer miles...

I wonder how many more of this Chicago class is out here in Korea..We should have our own ASW!

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:23 am
by Curry
inb4 the eskimo

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:37 pm
by trudat15
sojuteacher wrote:
soupisgood wrote:Just sent out all my withdrawal requests. :)

I have to say, my (Korean) relatives who "oohed" and "aahed" at my Cornell acceptance seem less enthusiastic about my UChicago acceptance :P I don't think any of them had really heard of it before.

I just looked up flights from Korea -> home (LA) -> Chicago -> Korea, and... whew. Steep price for ASW weekend!


The kids didn't understand Chicago until I explained the T14 to them. then the ooh's and aah's. Too bad about the price. Maybe I can get the parents to give me some of their frequent flyer miles...

I wonder how many more of this Chicago class is out here in Korea..We should have our own ASW!


I think we should get used to it. Chicago doesnt have much lay prestige, even here in the U.S., even though our current President and his latest SCOTUS nominee both were professors here in the not so distant past.
My mom, also Korean, was like: "so, Chicago huh? Are you sure you want to go there?" I think she's sad that when she's trying to brag about her son in law school, her friends wont know anything except Ivy league names and UCLA/Berkeley.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:57 pm
by Sentry
When does the facebook group start?

WRT Chicago's lay prestige I think calling Chicago the Princeton of law schools sounds about right to me.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:04 pm
by Sentry
Are you all looking at living at regents?

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:10 am
by trudat15
Sentry wrote:Are you all looking at living at regents?


Havent really thought about it too much. Figured Regents or New Grad or something. Was looking to learn more about it at ASW. You thinking about Regents?

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:33 am
by Sentry
trudat15 wrote:
Sentry wrote:Are you all looking at living at regents?


Havent really thought about it too much. Figured Regents or New Grad or something. Was looking to learn more about it at ASW. You thinking about Regents?

Most likely end up in Regents. It's a pretty good deal for law students and one of my wife's friends lives there and has nothing but good things to say about it.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:59 pm
by sojuteacher
Sentry wrote:
trudat15 wrote:
Sentry wrote:Are you all looking at living at regents?


Havent really thought about it too much. Figured Regents or New Grad or something. Was looking to learn more about it at ASW. You thinking about Regents?

Most likely end up in Regents. It's a pretty good deal for law students and one of my wife's friends lives there and has nothing but good things to say about it.


Have you looked at the Regents website? Read your posts and was inspired to check it out. It looks so nice. So much better than anywhere I've lived so far. Pretty pretty tempting.

Of course, the New Grad is on campus -- but there is a shuttle from Regents. I wish I could go to ASW to help make my decision -- but that won't happen :(

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:31 pm
by Sentry
Yeah it's really nice and a lot of LS students live there because of the discount. I would definitely give it some serious consideration if I were you.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:33 pm
by trudat15
Yeah, the only thing I dont like is that you have to pay for the gym membership, and it doesnt seem that close to the on campus gym, which would invariably make me not go.

Soju, take a look at this post/map made by someone from Chicago:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=84243

It may be able to help you at least look into the city even though you wont make asw

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:49 am
by sojuteacher
trudat15 wrote:Yeah, the only thing I dont like is that you have to pay for the gym membership, and it doesnt seem that close to the on campus gym, which would invariably make me not go.

Soju, take a look at this post/map made by someone from Chicago:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=84243

It may be able to help you at least look into the city even though you wont make asw


Great article and map. Thanks! Luckily there is plenty of time to sort this all out and make a decision.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:36 pm
by trudat15
assume no one got their admitted students website info yet..?

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:50 pm
by sojuteacher
trudat15 wrote:assume no one got their admitted students website info yet..?


Nothing yet :(

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:13 am
by Sentry
sojuteacher wrote:
trudat15 wrote:assume no one got their admitted students website info yet..?


Nothing yet :(

Same. I'm guessing sometime during the week after next.

We might be getting some RDers joining this thread soon!

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:23 pm
by Sentry
Has anyone sent in their deposit yet?

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:43 pm
by thedude221
Sentry wrote:Has anyone sent in their deposit yet?



no, i think i was going to wait until the website went up but I suppose i dont have to wait till then.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:51 pm
by sojuteacher
thedude221 wrote:
Sentry wrote:Has anyone sent in their deposit yet?



no, i think i was going to wait until the website went up but I suppose i dont have to wait till then.


I've been waiting for the website too, but the deadline is approaching.

Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:20 pm
by trudat15
sojuteacher wrote:
thedude221 wrote:
Sentry wrote:Has anyone sent in their deposit yet?



no, i think i was going to wait until the website went up but I suppose i dont have to wait till then.


I've been waiting for the website too, but the deadline is approaching.


HOw do you send the deposit in with no form or anything? I thought it was going to come with the website, but I guess I could just mail a check...?