Chicago Law Class of 2017

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Rahviveh
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Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Rahviveh » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:06 pm

Congrats everyone! I thought I'd make a thread for you guys. If anyone is visiting the campus and wants to live at Regents, PM me and I can give you a tour of both!

Here is some basic starter info:



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ADMITTED STUDENTS WEBSITE

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/prospective/admitted

C/O 2017 FACEBOOK

TBD

ADMITTED STUDENTS WEEKEND

TBD
Last year, travel was subsidized up to $200. Student hosting available.

LIVING IN HYDE PARK

Housing Options: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=154169


Some popular choices of law students:

Regents Park

Last year's law school rates

Algonquin

The Windermere

Del Prado
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Resources:

Padmapper

MAC Website (a company that owns approximately a billion apartment complexes in Hyde Park)

Chicago Apartment Finders

Craigslist

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=84243


So You're Thinking of Moving to Hyde Park: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=84243

5. Okay, so how do I stay safe in Hyde Park?

While there is nothing that can make one fully immune from crime, there are a few very simple things you can do to remain safe in Hyde Park. These include being aware of your surroundings when walking in the neighborhood, avoiding cutting through alleys and parks during the evening, and taking advantage of the services provided by the University and the UCPD. The University runs a very comprehensive evening bus service (more on that later) as well as a late night shuttle service. The UCPD will also follow any student in a patrol car should they want to walk to a location within Hyde Park and not feel safe doing so alone. Finally, there are many emergency buttons located in the neighborhood which will summon police to the location of the button press, in usually under 1-2 minutes.

6. I'm moving to Hyde Park and need to find a place to live. Where should I live and how do I find an apartment?

There are many private apartments in the neighborhood of Hyde Park as well as University run graduate student housing. As far as the University housing goes, the apartments available are located in various locations, mainly around 51st and 53rd streets, as well as in the New Grad residence building on 60th street, just east of the law school. Of the other apartment buildings in Hyde Park, one of the more popular student residences is Regents Park, near 51st street (also known as East Hyde Park Boulevard) and the Lake. A review of Regents or any other apartment building is beyond the scope of this guide, but, you can usually find information on any facilty by asking on the board, as there are plenty of people willing to help.

17. I'm hungry and want to go out to eat or buy some groceries. What are my options?

I saved this question for last so that it could be closest to the map I have included below. There is one main grocery store in Hyde Park, Treasure Island, located at 55th Street and Lake Park ave. There is also a smaller store, Hyde Park Produce, at 53rd Street and Woodlawn Ave., which carries excellent fresh produce as well as a small selection of grocery items and fresh meats / cheeses. Beyond that there are several small markets and corner stores as well as eating options within the neighborhood which I have located on the map below, which displays grocery and restaurnts near general points of interest, as well as the CTA 171 / 172 routes, and the U of C Evening bus routes.


Google Map of Hyde Park: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8 ... 55747&z=15

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EMPLOYMENT

Summer Placement

Summer 2011 (C/O 2012): viewtopic.php?f=23&t=156483

Also: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=163264

Chicago:
V5 07.1%
V10 15.7%
V20 31.9%
V30 38.1%
V50 51.9%
V100 63.3%
NLJ250 69.0%

Summer 2012 (C/O 2013): viewtopic.php?f=23&t=187451

UChicago, Class of 2013, What some of us are doing this summer:

9.4% in the V5
12.1% in the V5-10 range (so 21.4% total in the V10)
16.2% in the V11-15 range (so 33.5% total in the V15)
4.5% in the V16-20 range (so 37.9% total in the V20)
8.5% in the V21-30 range (so 46.4% total in the V30)
10.3% in the V31-50 range (so 56.7% total in the V50)
12.1% in the V51-100 range (so 68.8% total in the V100)
8.5% at firms not in Vault, but in the NLJ250 (so 77.2% total in the V100/NLJ250)



Class of 2011 Employment/Unemployment Data by Rayiner: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=181415 viewtopic.php?f=23&t=181723

For C/O 2011:
Columbia: 61% biglaw (-8%), 8% clerkship (-2%) = 69% (-10%)
NYU: 43% biglaw (-14%), 11% clerkship (+1%) = 54% (-13%)
Chicago: 45% biglaw (-15%), 9% clerkship (-3%) = 54% (-18%)
Penn: 58% biglaw (-1%), 12% clerkship (-1%)[1] = 70% (-2%)
Berkeley: 42% biglaw (-10%), 12% clerkship (+4%) = 54% (-6%)
Michigan: 34% biglaw (-14%), 10% clerkship (+3%) = 44% (-11%)
Virginia: 37% biglaw (-14%), 10% clerkship (-0%) = 47% (-14%)
Duke: 45% biglaw (+0%), 12% clerkship (-1%) = 57% (-1%)
Northwestern: 53% biglaw (+1%), 8% clerkship (+0%) = 61% (+1%)
Cornell: 39% biglaw (-37%), 8% clerkship (+3%) = 47% (-34%)
Georgetown: 34% biglaw (-9%), 6% clerkship[2] = 40% (-7%)

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HISTORICAL NLJ250 + ARTICLE III CLERKSHIPS 2007-2010 : viewtopic.php?f=1&t=150004

Chi OCI Threads

2012 viewtopic.php?f=23&t=190405
2011 viewtopic.php?f=23&t=161763
2010 viewtopic.php?f=23&t=127861

FINANCE AND COST OF ATTENDANCE:

Financial Aid Calculator courtesy of Georgetown Law - use this to calculate COA after scholarships.

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admission ... geid=61621

Based on 2012-2013 Student Budget (Will update with new budget when it comes out)

Tuition $49,875
Medical Insurance* $2,757
Student Life Fee $930
Room & Board $13,590
Books $1,755
Personal Expenses/ Misc. $2,880
Transportation Expenses $2,172
TOTAL $73,959

Total Sticker COA: $274,502
Montly Loan Payment on 5-year plan: $5399.71

LRAP: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/financialaid/LRAP

Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
• Benefits available to alumni who work in qualifying public interest, judicial clerkships or government jobs and earn up to $80,000 a year
• Provides assistance equal to required IncomeBased Repayment (IBR) payments each year for
a maximum of 10 years after graduation
• Each year’s LRAP loan is fully forgiven one year
after it is made
• Participation in LRAP for 10 years can result in a
free Law School education
Summer Public Interest Funding
Both 1L and 2L students who work in eligible
summer nonprofit or government law positions
are guaranteed an award of $5,000.


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(photo take by: superdingle2000)


Regents Park (credit to kappycaft1):

kappycaft1 wrote:Regents Park Luxury Apartments:

Regents is one of many properties owned by Mac Property Management (LinkRemoved) in the Hyde Park area. It is located roughly 2 miles northeast of the University of Chicago Law School. Of the other Mac Properties in the area (such as The Algonquin (LinkRemoved) and Del Prado), Regents is the only one that offers a special package for law students (LinkRemoved).

Although the towers were completed in 1972 (South Tower) and 1974 (North Tower), Mac Property Management is currently renovating the buildings, which will allow students to live in essentially brand-new, never-lived-in rooms while enjoying Regent’s many amenities (LinkRemoved). The cost of living in a renovated apartment is about $100~$150 more per month than living in a “standard,” non-renovated one, but as you will see in the pictures below, the differences are quite noticeable.

The general pricing of the apartments is affected by several factors: size, floor, tier, and whether or not it is renovated. “Tier” simply means the room number, so room 703 would be “floor 7, tier 3.” You get different views based on your tier, which is what causes the price to fluctuate between otherwise similar units. Generally, the units on the south side of the North Tower and the north side of the South Tower are relatively the most inexpensive because you end up facing the opposite building instead of getting a scenic view.

As far as grocery shopping goes, there are shops on the ground level of the building, but if that doesn’t fit your fancy, there is a Treasure Island Foods (LinkRemoved) approximately 1 mile to the southwest of Regents. Also, there is supposed to be a Whole Foods going in about 0.25 miles to the west of Regents; it is reportedly scheduled to open during the summer of 2014.

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The main differences between the "renovated" and "standard" apartments are the kitchens and bathrooms. However, the carpet in the entire apartment has been replaced in the renovated units, as well as in the hallways on the floors on which they are located. (Some smaller differences such as lighting fixtures and handles have also been revamped, but I only took pictures of the main differences in Regent's model rooms this past weekend.)

Renovated:
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Standard:
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Regents covers everything except electricity in their rent for law students (internet, water, sewage, trash, etc.). The "electricity" is split up into 2 categories: heating/cooling of the whole building in general, and your personal electricity usage. The heating/cooling is divided by the number of rooms and everyone pays their share, but Regents has a clause in the contract which says that no matter how high it gets, the max that tenants will pay is $70 per month (this doesn't mean that it will necessarily even get this high, but that if it does, you won't have to pay more than that). Other than that, you just pay for however much you used for appliances and lights and stuff in your own room. By the way, the base internet they provide is 10mbps (cable), but you can pay to upgrade it. Regents will provide you with a modem, but you will have to use own your own wireless router to get wireless in your apartment.

Lastly, Regents is pet friendly (but only on certain floors for dogs). :D There is an upfront fee of $250 for both dogs and cats, and an additional fee of $35 per month for dogs only.

Where the JD Classes of 2013 / 2014 / 2015 live:

Hyde Park:
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Chicago:
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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Naclam » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:18 pm

Hello!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby eliminatorjr » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:35 pm

Holy shit.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Naclam » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:47 pm

o_O

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby badmilk » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:51 pm

Hello everyone! Seems a little quiet. Anyone out there?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby RunningMan » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:41 am

(raises hand) Ecstatic to be here. Moved to Chicago about 1.5 years ago and patiently waiting for classes to begin this Fall. For those not from Chicago, I can try to answer some questions about the area, but I live on the north side currently.

Has anybody received the Admitted Students Website login information email that AP referenced in the acceptance email?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby nothingtosee » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:11 pm

Edit, dumb.

ASW Is April 11-April 13. Maybe put that info in the OP?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby eliminatorjr » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:12 pm

I just want the acceptance packet so I know this isn't some terrible admissions mistake.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby JDeezy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:47 am

Checking in here as an ED admit. Current Chicago resident as well (north side, but will be moving to Hyde Park.)

Excited to get going.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:53 pm

Checking in! Admitted today RD. Narrowed down my choices to Chicago, Columbia, Penn and NYU. Time to narrow it down!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:55 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:Checking in! Admitted today RD. Narrowed down my choices to Chicago, Columbia, Penn and NYU. Time to narrow it down!


Good choices to have to make. :D

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:21 pm

Hi all! Admitted today RD as well. Excited to have UChicago as an option! For any of you who haven't been there, don't be scared off by the cold winters. It is one of the most exciting cities in the world and a great atmosphere for those in college or professional school. And Navy Pier on the 4th of July is a must see.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Huffy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:04 pm

Checking in has never felt so good!

Ultimately it will probably come down to scholarship considerations for me, but Chicago is definitely one of the few that I would even remotely consider paying sticker for.

Congrats to everyone else who received good news today!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:25 pm

kershka wrote:Navy Pier on the 4th of July is a must see.


+1

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Samsing » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:47 pm

Thrilled to be able to check in here! Definitely my top choice! I can't wait to visit.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby 20141023 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:03 pm

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby t14splitter » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:18 pm

Excited to check in. Top choice if my SO gets into Chicago or NU med.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:20 pm

For those who already admitted a bit ago, what is Chicago's admittance package like?

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:03 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:For those who already admitted a bit ago, what is Chicago's admittance package like?

It looks like they waited to send out packages and access to the admitted students website until this first batch of RD acceptances. I don't think that anyone has received the package yet.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Gary » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:12 pm

Checking in!!! Very excited about Chicago and to visit since I've never been.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby thewaves » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:17 pm

Checking in! Love the new programs and scholarships Chicago offers.

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby rule615 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:19 pm

Checking in!

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Crowing » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:23 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:For those who already admitted a bit ago, what is Chicago's admittance package like?


If it's anything like last year you get a little book telling you why you should attend and a copy of this year's Glass Menagerie (essentially our yearbook) so you can creep on all the current students

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:29 pm

kershka wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:For those who already admitted a bit ago, what is Chicago's admittance package like?

It looks like they waited to send out packages and access to the admitted students website until this first batch of RD acceptances. I don't think that anyone has received the package yet.

Edited for grammar


Ah, didn't realize that!

Crowing wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:For those who already admitted a bit ago, what is Chicago's admittance package like?


If it's anything like last year you get a little book telling you why you should attend and a copy of this year's Glass Menagerie (essentially our yearbook) so you can creep on all the current students


Gotcha, thanks! :)

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Re: Chicago Law Class of 2017

Postby wsparker » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:34 am

I am so excited to check in here! I will definitely be at asw in april, can't wait to see Chicago!




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