Northwestern Class of 2016

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:11 pm

moneyball026 wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
Kikero wrote:
naw wrote:HEY. hey. Can I come too? I'll be in town early on Thursday.


Everyone's welcome at bar review. I'll post the bar information once it gets sent out to the class (normally Monday or Tuesday).


Yes yes yes! Come to bar review!


"What/where is bar review?", says the noob who will be arriving on thursday

Bar review is the bar meetup every Thursday night.

Where hasn't been announced yet. It'll go out on the listserv probably Mon or Tues and someone will report back here.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby framboozer » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:22 am

Is there no admitted students facebook page?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:36 am

framboozer wrote:Is there no admitted students facebook page?

There definitely is, you should have gotten an email with a link directing you to it when you were accepted! (:

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby framboozer » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:22 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
framboozer wrote:Is there no admitted students facebook page?

There definitely is, you should have gotten an email with a link directing you to it when you were accepted! (:


Shoot. Time to look through my inbox. Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:55 pm

Anyone hear back about scholly "re-examining"?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby intlsplitr » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:37 pm

mrizza wrote:Anyone hear back about scholly "re-examining"?


I was told I would probably not hear back until next week.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:22 pm

intlsplitr wrote:
mrizza wrote:Anyone hear back about scholly "re-examining"?


I was told I would probably not hear back until next week.

they're gonna try to woo us into submission at ASW before responding... BASTARDS

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby feralinfant » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:22 pm

Just withdrew all my other applications with the exception of one waitlist. Lets do this.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby bobloblawstudent » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:06 pm

anyone going apartment hunting while we're there?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Kikero » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:53 pm

Kikero wrote:
Everyone's welcome at bar review. I'll post the bar information once it gets sent out to the class (normally Monday or Tuesday).


Looks like the bar this week is Barn & Co. Here's the Google Maps directions from the school: http://goo.gl/maps/WfyF7

Bar review typically starts at 9, but this week there is a wristband deal starting at 10. People don't normally start showing up en masse until 10:00 - 11:00 anyway, but there are generally some early comers.
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby dolfan17 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:03 pm

bobloblawstudent wrote:anyone going apartment hunting while we're there?


I am

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:40 pm

Kikero wrote:
Kikero wrote:
Everyone's welcome at bar review. I'll post the bar information once it gets sent out to the class (normally Monday or Tuesday).


Looks like the bar this week is Barn & Co. Here's the Google Maps directions from the school: http://tiny.cc/ng6vuw

Bar review typically starts at 9, but this week there is a wristband deal starting at 10. People don't normally start showing up en masse until 10:00 - 11:00 anyway, but there are generally some early comers.

Thanks Kikero

I think the url you linked wasn't the one you meant to post though.

Here's directions to Barn & Co

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Kikero » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:16 pm

Good catch, I've edited the link.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby cookiejar1 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:52 pm

Rizza, that excel spreadsheet you uploaded to Facebook just ruined my day. I vaguely understood that my take home number would be low but seeing the cold, unarguable facts is just so damn annoying.

I really appreciate the time and effort you put in to creating the spread sheet though. Looks like our undergraduate majors are useful after all.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Save_Ferris » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:32 pm

dolfan17 wrote:
bobloblawstudent wrote:anyone going apartment hunting while we're there?


I am


I am too. Have you guys narrowed down which neighborhoods you're going to look at?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Cobretti » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:13 pm

cookiejar1 wrote:Rizza, that excel spreadsheet you uploaded to Facebook just ruined my day. I vaguely understood that my take home number would be low but seeing the cold, unarguable facts is just so damn annoying.

I really appreciate the time and effort you put in to creating the spread sheet though. Looks like our undergraduate majors are useful after all.

Well that's the after tax take home, so if your take home is around 60k its like you're living on 85-90k salary, which certainly isn't bad. Glad it helped

my ug is still worthless, learned that in grad school

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby kwroche » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:12 pm

If any of the 2016 class wants to meet up before bar review, I live pretty close and to Barn & Co and would be more than happy to grab some food / drinks beforehand.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby naw » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:48 pm

Kikero wrote:
Kikero wrote:
Everyone's welcome at bar review. I'll post the bar information once it gets sent out to the class (normally Monday or Tuesday).


Looks like the bar this week is Barn & Co. Here's the Google Maps directions from the school: http://goo.gl/maps/WfyF7

Bar review typically starts at 9, but this week there is a wristband deal starting at 10. People don't normally start showing up en masse until 10:00 - 11:00 anyway, but there are generally some early comers.

I'm into this. How do I distinguish the law students from the general public?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Kikero » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:18 pm

naw wrote:
Kikero wrote:
Kikero wrote:
Everyone's welcome at bar review. I'll post the bar information once it gets sent out to the class (normally Monday or Tuesday).


Looks like the bar this week is Barn & Co. Here's the Google Maps directions from the school: http://goo.gl/maps/WfyF7

Bar review typically starts at 9, but this week there is a wristband deal starting at 10. People don't normally start showing up en masse until 10:00 - 11:00 anyway, but there are generally some early comers.

I'm into this. How do I distinguish the law students from the general public?


We all look like this:

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But seriously, the wristband deal is probably only open to groups, so anyone wearing a wristband is likely a law student. A lot of people tend to arrive together, so large groups of early to mid-20 year olds coming in are likely law students too. Otherwise I'm not sure; it might be a good idea for some of you admitted students to meet up with each other before heading over (since I'm assuming most of you will be downtown anyway). Maybe some TLSers would be interested in meeting up with you guys for a drink beforehand? I would but I'm busy until right around 10.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby dolfan17 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:34 pm

Save_Ferris wrote:
dolfan17 wrote:
bobloblawstudent wrote:anyone going apartment hunting while we're there?


I am


I am too. Have you guys narrowed down which neighborhoods you're going to look at?


I'm not sure yet. I'm weighing the advantages of being able to walk to the law school vs. cheaper options farther away.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby Save_Ferris » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:27 am

dolfan17 wrote:
Save_Ferris wrote:
dolfan17 wrote:
bobloblawstudent wrote:anyone going apartment hunting while we're there?


I am


I am too. Have you guys narrowed down which neighborhoods you're going to look at?


I'm not sure yet. I'm weighing the advantages of being able to walk to the law school vs. cheaper options farther away.


I'm debating the exact same thing.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby teiswei » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:37 am

Save_Ferris wrote:
dolfan17 wrote:
Save_Ferris wrote:
dolfan17 wrote:I am


I am too. Have you guys narrowed down which neighborhoods you're going to look at?


I'm not sure yet. I'm weighing the advantages of being able to walk to the law school vs. cheaper options farther away.


I'm debating the exact same thing.

If you are considering options further away (which I would) I would advise you to take the same public transit you'd be taking daily during rush hour. The L is generally pretty efficient but can get pretty packed (not everyone enjoys this) and buses crawl through rush hour traffic because city planners thought two lane roads with parking taking up one lane was the way to go.

Lakeview and Lincoln Park are pretty cool areas and the red line puts you about a 10 minute walk from NU Law.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby onionz » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:52 am

Last year local streeterville apartments had a deal for any Northwestern grad student who signed for an apartment that weekend- that's what I ended up doing with my then girlfriend who is going to med school year here. I wonder if they'll be doing it again? we got $900 off first month rent!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby dolfan17 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:55 am

I'm not sure yet. I'm weighing the advantages of being able to walk to the law school vs. cheaper options farther away.[/quote]

I'm debating the exact same thing.[/quote]
If you are considering options further away (which I would) I would advise you to take the same public transit you'd be taking daily during rush hour. The L is generally pretty efficient but can get pretty packed (not everyone enjoys this) and buses crawl through rush hour traffic because city planners thought two lane roads with parking taking up one lane was the way to go.

Lakeview and Lincoln Park are pretty cool areas and the red line puts you about a 10 minute walk from NU Law.[/quote]

That's a good idea, I'll definitely try to do that so I can get a better picture of the commute

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2016

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:04 am

onionz wrote:Last year local streeterville apartments had a deal for any Northwestern grad student who signed for an apartment that weekend- that's what I ended up doing with my then girlfriend who is going to med school year here. I wonder if they'll be doing it again? we got $900 off first month rent!

In McClurg all I got off was a $175 application fee or something equally lame. Onterie I think gave a free month. So they'll likely vary somewhat by building.

More generally, the close/far expensive/cheap decision is something only each person can decide for themself, knowing what you know about your finances and your patience with commuting and your space needs. Both are totally valid ways to go.




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