Northwestern Class of 2016

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby M458 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:57 pm

LRGhost wrote:
simplycatalina wrote:Anyone else still waiting on financial aid info? Was hoping to hear by the end of the week.


Same. Quick question: If we're taking out loans, it seems like NU tuition and living numbers allocates for ~$1550 for rent. If our rent will be more, can loans exceed that number given by NU?


They allocate that for room AND board (groceries/food). I don't know whether they'd allow you to take out loans exceeding that number (I'm thinking it's highly unlikely they would), but I would seriously recommend not paying that much for rent.

ETA: If you have dependents, then perhaps they up the budget.
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby onionz » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:17 pm

Bumi wrote:
You don't strike me as particularly familiar with Macbook Airs, so it's probably best if you get off your high horse about squinting at them. I use a 13" Macbook Air for law school and have never wanted a monitor for home use. The screen and the keyboard are the same size as any other 13" computer anyone else has, it's just thinner. Which is pretty great for law school, to be honest. I am using a regular heavy-ass 13" PC laptop this summer, and I can't imagine carrying around something like that with all my books during school.


The fact that you don't mind the small screen, and I don't mind the weight of a 5lb or 6lb device vs. 4lb just means we have different tastes. What model is your heavy 13" PC?

Additionally "as any other 13" computer anyone else has" - how popular *are* other 13" ultrabooks/laptops that aren't Airs? And don't forget Airs- start at 11, not at 13. I hope you can at least agree with me that 11" is pretty unreasonably small.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby elibrarian » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:54 pm

re: RA your first year. I did this for my professor starting the beginning of second semester of 1L year and was told it was incredibly rare. It also isn't a ton of money, $10/hr, and realistically (even if you can actually do research, seems a lot of professors won't take on a 1L) you won't be doing more than 10-15 hours a week. This all depends on the individual and the professor for which you do research. Hope this helps!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:56 pm

elibrarian wrote:re: RA your first year. I did this for my professor starting the beginning of second semester of 1L year and was told it was incredibly rare. It also isn't a ton of money, $10/hr, and realistically (even if you can actually do research, seems a lot of professors won't take on a 1L) you won't be doing more than 10-15 hours a week. This all depends on the individual and the professor for which you do research. Hope this helps!


Did you like it? Do you feel it positively or negatively affected your studies/grades?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby elibrarian » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:35 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
elibrarian wrote:re: RA your first year. I did this for my professor starting the beginning of second semester of 1L year and was told it was incredibly rare. It also isn't a ton of money, $10/hr, and realistically (even if you can actually do research, seems a lot of professors won't take on a 1L) you won't be doing more than 10-15 hours a week. This all depends on the individual and the professor for which you do research. Hope this helps!


Did you like it? Do you feel it positively or negatively affected your studies/grades?


I loved it (continued part time through this summer, too) mostly because of the professor. It was nice because i was/am doing research on an article that is more historical than legal meaning my research mostly consists of reading and making notes on biographies and historical accounts of the civil rights movement. It was nice during the semester because I used it as a productive means of procrastination when my brain just couldn't process anymore case law. I'm also positive it is what got me my other job for the summer. As far as grades that is the difficult part, i was fortunate in that it didn't negatively impact my grades at all but for people that have difficulty managing their workload, it would be another story. I think I made all of two hundred dollars over the semester but it wasn't about the money for me so i can't speak to how much you could potentially earn. Hope this helps!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby M458 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:55 pm

Is it possible/easy to get a job at the law school library?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby cookiejar1 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:13 pm

What about Johann's personal assistant? I'd work for free.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Kikero » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:18 pm

M458 wrote:Is it possible/easy to get a job at the law school library?


I don't think I've ever seen a job listing for working at the library, and I've never recognized any of the people working the desk, etc. as classmates (although only having gone through 1L, there are some former 2Ls and 3Ls I wouldn't have recognized anyway). So I would guess that it doesn't really happen.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:31 pm

Kikero wrote:
M458 wrote:Is it possible/easy to get a job at the law school library?


I don't think I've ever seen a job listing for working at the library, and I've never recognized any of the people working the desk, etc. as classmates (although only having gone through 1L, there are some former 2Ls and 3Ls I wouldn't have recognized anyway). So I would guess that it doesn't really happen.

Wasn't there an email on the listserve a couple of weeks ago looking for people to work at the library?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:07 am

Cobretti wrote:So I dug through and I thought we had 12/12 for fantasy but I'm only finding when we had 11/12 posted. so we actually have room for you banana.

I'll send out PMs to the people with (?) to confirm they're still going to NU since they don't seem to post ITT much anymore.

As it stands here's our league:

FlowBro Magnalum
PBateman1
MicDiddy
Cookiejar1
thefuturenow(?)
dolfan17(?) moneyball026
feralinfant
kwroche
cobretti
bloomsie
bananasplit19
save_ferris(?) dstars823

Looking at my sent messages save_ferris and dolfan17 received my PM without responding, so I guess they're out. Dstars and Moneyball you're in

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby cookiejar1 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:45 am

Cobretti wrote:
Cobretti wrote:So I dug through and I thought we had 12/12 for fantasy but I'm only finding when we had 11/12 posted. so we actually have room for you banana.

I'll send out PMs to the people with (?) to confirm they're still going to NU since they don't seem to post ITT much anymore.

As it stands here's our league:

FlowBro Magnalum
PBateman1
MicDiddy
Cookiejar1
thefuturenow(?)
dolfan17(?) moneyball026
feralinfant
kwroche
cobretti
bloomsie
bananasplit19
save_ferris(?) dstars823

Looking at my sent messages save_ferris and dolfan17 received my PM without responding, so I guess they're out. Dstars and Moneyball you're in


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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:16 pm

So I'd love to move in earlier but the earliest I can move in work-wise is August 15-16, will that be ok for orientation?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby LRGhost » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:25 pm

Just did all the CAESAR stuff for Financial Aid, etc...

:( :( :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby pammie0415 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:33 pm

simplycatalina wrote:So I'd love to move in earlier but the earliest I can move in work-wise is August 15-16, will that be ok for orientation?


I'm in the same boat. I think we should be okay for orientation.. Any other thoughts on this?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:49 pm

pammie0415 wrote:
simplycatalina wrote:So I'd love to move in earlier but the earliest I can move in work-wise is August 15-16, will that be ok for orientation?


I'm in the same boat. I think we should be okay for orientation.. Any other thoughts on this?

You have 10 days, don't see why it would be a problem.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:07 pm

Cobretti wrote:
pammie0415 wrote:
simplycatalina wrote:So I'd love to move in earlier but the earliest I can move in work-wise is August 15-16, will that be ok for orientation?


I'm in the same boat. I think we should be okay for orientation.. Any other thoughts on this?

You have 10 days, don't see why it would be a problem.


The problem is that it's 2.5 more weeks of work when I'd kill to be in Chicago but yeah, I'm sure it'll be fine.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby moneyball026 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:15 pm

Cobretti wrote:
Cobretti wrote:So I dug through and I thought we had 12/12 for fantasy but I'm only finding when we had 11/12 posted. so we actually have room for you banana.

I'll send out PMs to the people with (?) to confirm they're still going to NU since they don't seem to post ITT much anymore.

As it stands here's our league:

FlowBro Magnalum
PBateman1
MicDiddy
Cookiejar1
thefuturenow(?)
dolfan17(?) moneyball026
feralinfant
kwroche
cobretti
bloomsie
bananasplit19
save_ferris(?) dstars823

Looking at my sent messages save_ferris and dolfan17 received my PM without responding, so I guess they're out. Dstars and Moneyball you're in


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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:24 pm

moneyball026 wrote:
Cobretti wrote:
Cobretti wrote:So I dug through and I thought we had 12/12 for fantasy but I'm only finding when we had 11/12 posted. so we actually have room for you banana.

I'll send out PMs to the people with (?) to confirm they're still going to NU since they don't seem to post ITT much anymore.

As it stands here's our league:

FlowBro Magnalum
PBateman1
MicDiddy
Cookiejar1
thefuturenow(?)
dolfan17(?) moneyball026
feralinfant
kwroche
cobretti
bloomsie
bananasplit19
save_ferris(?) dstars823

Looking at my sent messages save_ferris and dolfan17 received my PM without responding, so I guess they're out. Dstars and Moneyball you're in


woohoo.gif

your username has me a little scared bringing you into the league :|

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby simplycatalina » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:46 pm

Know I asked something similar before but thoughts on bringing a bike if I'm in onterie?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby DoveBodyWash » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:10 pm

Fantasy Football sounds epic. Stealing the idea :twisted:

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Solistus » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:17 pm

Found a place on day 2 of my 4 day apartment hunt. 775, off Clark & Deming with a red line stop and bus stop nearby. There's also a Trader Joe's and a bunch of good, cheap ethnic food on Clark... Pretty awesome location.

Now, to figure out what to do with two free days in Chicago...

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby LRGhost » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:51 pm

Solistus wrote:Found a place on day 2 of my 4 day apartment hunt. 775, off Clark & Deming with a red line stop and bus stop nearby. There's also a Trader Joe's and a bunch of good, cheap ethnic food on Clark... Pretty awesome location.

Now, to figure out what to do with two free days in Chicago...


Are most people looking outside of Streetersville/NNS/Gold Coast or whatever neighborhood the school is in?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Bloomsie » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:00 pm

LRGhost wrote:
Solistus wrote:Found a place on day 2 of my 4 day apartment hunt. 775, off Clark & Deming with a red line stop and bus stop nearby. There's also a Trader Joe's and a bunch of good, cheap ethnic food on Clark... Pretty awesome location.

Now, to figure out what to do with two free days in Chicago...


Are most people looking outside of Streetersville/NNS/Gold Coast or whatever neighborhood the school is in?


I got an apartment in Eastern Ukrainian Village, due west on Chicago Avenue from the law school. It was a compromise for commuting and space.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby cookiejar1 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:06 pm

Anyone know the nightlife stereotypes of Wicker Park v. Lincoln Park?

Hahaha, just kidding my nightlife will be pritzker legal research center.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:58 pm

cookiejar1 wrote:Anyone know the nightlife stereotypes of Wicker Park v. Lincoln Park?

Hahaha, just kidding my nightlife will be pritzker legal research center.

These are still very important considerations. Would you feel more comfortable gunning at a micro brewery and surrounded by hipsters, or a cafe surrounded by hungover bros? Wicker Park is definitely the go to hipster gunner locale, and LP should be solid for bro gunners.




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