Chicago Law Class of 2016

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby beepboopbeep » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:25 am

Snuffles1 wrote:Yeah, it *was* slotted to close -- the University is clearing out tenants from that building -- and when we went there to grab a "goodbye dinner" in late June the owner confirmed that they were leaving, but didn't have a date. (He did also tell us that he'd like to stay somewhere in HP if they can find space... and no wonder, they've done great.)


I asked them the last time I went as well, and they were very surprised when I brought it up. The word I got was that they have a lease for a few more years in that building, the other tenants are getting pushed out because their leases were expiring.

As for tonight, sadly my mom is in town and I won't be able to escape. Always up for Rajun Cajun otherwise, though!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:44 am

kappycaft1 wrote:Hey y'all, we (elterrible78 / LSATSCORES2012 / kappycaft1) are gonna be eatin' some fine Southern home cookin' tomorrow night (8/31) at 7:00pm for anyone who wants to join.

... and by fine Southern home cookin', I mean Rajun Cajun. :D

... and here is a link to Google maps for those of you who don't know where it is located.


Damnit I wish I saw this...My sister-in-law is in town and this would have been a perfect opportunity to GTFO out of my apartment

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 20141023 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:34 pm

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby reallysearch » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:47 am

kappycaft1 wrote:For those who want to get a jump start on the textbooks while used ones are still out there, here are the books that are the same no matter which professor you end up getting:

Required

Title: Torts: Cases + Questions (LinkRemoved)
By: Ward Farnsworth
Edition: 2nd 09
Publisher: W Kluwer
ISBN: 9780735582941
Cost (New): $207.00

Title: Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation (LinkRemoved)
By: Harvard Law Review
Edition: 19th 10
Publisher: Harvard Law Review
ISBN: 9780615361161
Cost (New): $34.65

Title: Making Your Case: Art of Pers. Judges (LinkRemoved)
By: Scalia
Edition: 08
Publisher: Thomson Re
ISBN: 9780314184719
Cost (New): $29.95

Title: Property (LinkRemoved)
By: Dukeminier
Edition: 7th 10
Publisher: W Kluwer
ISBN: 9780735588998
Cost (New): $223.00

Recommended:

Title: Crunchtime: Property (LinkRemoved)
By: Emanuel
Edition: 12
Publisher: W Kluwer
ISBN: 9781454809197
Cost (New): $34.95

Title: Emanuel Law Outlines: Torts (LinkRemoved)
By: Emanuel
Edition: 3rd 11
Publisher: W Kluwer
ISBN: 9781454806127
Cost (New): $43.95

Title: Examples + Explanation: Legal Writing (LinkRemoved)
By: Pollman
Edition: 11
Publisher: W Kluwer
ISBN: 9780735597303
Cost (New): $49.95


Thanks kappycaft1

Was at the c/o 17 thread and it feels strange not seeing all your analysis, spreadsheets and charts :D

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 2014 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:45 am

PSA - Buy your books used unless you are assigned a brand new edition. I respect people wanting to have a clean copy but just start searching earlier and you can get a used version that is clean. Here in a couple of days you all will get added to the bookserv email list and get bombarded with opportunities to buy from 2Ls/3Ls too.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 20141023 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:02 pm

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby ringo » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:08 pm

In case it isn't clear, those "recommended" books are recommended by the bookstore (as in, "we recommend you give us more money"), NOT by the professors. Do not buy any supplements right now - make friends with a 2L and get theirs, look at the ones in the library to see which is best for you, etc.

Also, a legal writing E&E? wtf?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Smumps » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:19 pm

A few of those books are worthless. And don't buy supplements until you've spoken to 2/3Ls. I'm happy to dole out my valuable (worthless) advice on what you should/should not buy through PM.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Xifeng » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:47 pm

Going to third the recommendation not to buy supplements now. Your professors might recommend some (or tell you they explicitly do not want you to read others). Talk to 2Ls/3Ls, you have plenty of time.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:01 pm

None of you get to have Property with Helmholz so you should probably just defer admission for a year.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:59 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:None of you get to have Property with Helmholz so you should probably just defer admission for a year.


I, for one, think getting a 163 on a final is part of the Chicago experience.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Crowing » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:29 pm

Has anybody else waived the student health insurance? I did so but apparently the selection isn't finalized until 4 weeks after the start of the quarter so it's still showing up on the tuition bill. Do I need to talk to somebody about it, or do I just need to pay it for now and that part of the bill will eventually be refunded?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:01 pm

Crowing wrote:Has anybody else waived the student health insurance? I did so but apparently the selection isn't finalized until 4 weeks after the start of the quarter so it's still showing up on the tuition bill. Do I need to talk to somebody about it, or do I just need to pay it for now and that part of the bill will eventually be refunded?


Did you provide them with proof of comparable coverage?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 20141023 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:05 pm

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Xifeng » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:13 pm

Probably because so many new people moved in yesterday

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Crowing » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:58 am

WhiteyCakes wrote:
Crowing wrote:Has anybody else waived the student health insurance? I did so but apparently the selection isn't finalized until 4 weeks after the start of the quarter so it's still showing up on the tuition bill. Do I need to talk to somebody about it, or do I just need to pay it for now and that part of the bill will eventually be refunded?


Did you provide them with proof of comparable coverage?


Yeah.

This email confirms the insurance selections for Student ID: XXXXXX

According to our records, you have:

** Waived the U-SHIP plan for yourself. **



You may change your insurance selection, noted above, until the insurance enrollment/waiver deadline: 5 p.m. on Friday of the 4th week of the quarter. After that, the insurance selection on record with the University will be binding for the remainder of the plan year. Unless you have waived U-SHIP, you will be responsible for the assessed insurance premium assessed on your student account.

If you have any questions, you may contact us by email at uchicagoadvocates@uhcsr.com or by phone at 773-834-4543 (select option #2).

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Emma. » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:20 am

Smumps wrote:A few of those books are worthless. And don't buy supplements until you've spoken to 2/3Ls. I'm happy to dole out my valuable (worthless) advice on what you should/should not buy through PM.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 2014 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:30 am

kappycaft1 wrote:Image
Ugh... my Internet has been like this since yesterday... Anyone else at Regents having abysmally-slow connectivity problems? I power cycled my modem / router and was plugged directly into the router via Ethernet cable when I did the above speed test. I can't even watch YouTube videos in 240p without having them stop up every 5 seconds. :cry:


This is not abnormally slow, it's pretty standard for MDU. We struggled with it all year and every time we called and bitched they said it was because of high use, including at 11 PM on a Tuesday one time.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby 20141023 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:04 pm

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby carbonara » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:11 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:Well, it looks like we finally find out our sections... On Friday the 13th. What an auspicious day to begin our legal careers. 8)


I hadn't picked up on that. Way to awaken my superstitious side, Reg.

Seems like an interesting lineup of orientation things. Are most people doing the optional stuff?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby PopTorts13 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:45 pm

carbonara wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:Well, it looks like we finally find out our sections... On Friday the 13th. What an auspicious day to begin our legal careers. 8)


I hadn't picked up on that. Way to awaken my superstitious side, Reg.

Seems like an interesting lineup of orientation things. Are most people doing the optional stuff?


Yea, I'm doing just about every optional event other than some of the clubs that I have no business belonging in i.e. Latino, Women's, Asian-American, etc.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby mwhitley » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:47 pm

I signed up for e-bill but don't have a balance due yet. Any word on when to expect loan refunds via direct deposit? Should I expect it during the first week of classes like in undergrad?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby Xifeng » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:41 pm

Last year it usually disbursed about a week after it's "due" (so expect your $ around 9/27). But sometimes if it's your first one your bank may get confused, apparently, so it may be worth it to call and tell them to expect a large deposit around that time.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2016

Postby mwhitley » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:24 pm

Xifeng wrote:Last year it usually disbursed about a week after it's "due" (so expect your $ around 9/27). But sometimes if it's your first one your bank may get confused, apparently, so it may be worth it to call and tell them to expect a large deposit around that time.


Thanks!




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