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University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:32 pm
by fmp2017
Congrats to everyone who was admitted! I wanted to start a forum for U Chicago Transfers.

Is anyone considering doing the writing competition for the journals? I tried to signup but the website was not working.

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:44 pm
by gwesia
Yah it didn't work for me either

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 9:48 pm
by KanyeShrug
Checking in

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 7:22 am
by Lawskoolnurd
fmp2017 wrote:Congrats to everyone who was admitted! I wanted to start a forum for U Chicago Transfers.

Is anyone considering doing the writing competition for the journals? I tried to signup but the website was not working.


I was thinking about it but I've been told it is essentially impossible and not worth your time. I will certainly do it if I have a chance.

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:08 am
by fmp2017
Lawskoolnurd wrote:
fmp2017 wrote:Congrats to everyone who was admitted! I wanted to start a forum for U Chicago Transfers.

Is anyone considering doing the writing competition for the journals? I tried to signup but the website was not working.


I was thinking about it but I've been told it is essentially impossible and not worth your time. I will certainly do it if I have a chance.


Yeah I think it's common at most schools for only a few people to actually make the journal through writing on.


I just finished the write on at my home school because we didnt have spring grades yet to know if we would grade on so I have some practice now I guess. Sucks that I wasted my time doing it though.

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 10:52 am
by Lawskoolnurd
Does anyone know the city at all?

I know nothing, researching some neighborhoods to live in. My summer roommate is NW Law so I'll post his suggestions too.

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 12:23 pm
by fmp2017
Lawskoolnurd wrote:Does anyone know the city at all?

I know nothing, researching some neighborhoods to live in. My summer roommate is NW Law so I'll post his suggestions too.


Yeah I live here now! I live in Printers Row (South Loop). Its pretty much the best spot to be. I will take the Hyde Park Express Bus (2) to school - its less than a block from my apartment.

If you want to be really close to school then you should live in Hyde Park. Regents Apartments is a really popular place for law students to live - there is a shuttle right to the school. But to me Hyde Park does not have a whole lot to do and it has more of a suburbs feel than a city feel.

In Printer's Row you are at the edge of the loop and walking distance from all the law firms and court houses. Every city bus line and L train is super close too. Printer's Row is also incredibly safe and a lot of my neighbors are actually lawyers.

If you want to move outside of Hyde Park I would suggest looking at places that are near the 2 bus stops- it drops you off right by the law school. Another good bus to take is the 6 - but it drops you off at the end of the midway and you'll either have to walk to the law school or catch one of the campus shuttles. If you have a car then you'll be fine anywhere probably but I wouldn't suggest driving to school because of the traffic and expensive parking.

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 3:15 pm
by Lawskoolnurd
fmp2017 wrote:
Lawskoolnurd wrote:Does anyone know the city at all?

I know nothing, researching some neighborhoods to live in. My summer roommate is NW Law so I'll post his suggestions too.


Yeah I live here now! I live in Printers Row (South Loop). Its pretty much the best spot to be. I will take the Hyde Park Express Bus (2) to school - its less than a block from my apartment.

If you want to be really close to school then you should live in Hyde Park. Regents Apartments is a really popular place for law students to live - there is a shuttle right to the school. But to me Hyde Park does not have a whole lot to do and it has more of a suburbs feel than a city feel.

In Printer's Row you are at the edge of the loop and walking distance from all the law firms and court houses. Every city bus line and L train is super close too. Printer's Row is also incredibly safe and a lot of my neighbors are actually lawyers.

If you want to move outside of Hyde Park I would suggest looking at places that are near the 2 bus stops- it drops you off right by the law school. Another good bus to take is the 6 - but it drops you off at the end of the midway and you'll either have to walk to the law school or catch one of the campus shuttles. If you have a car then you'll be fine anywhere probably but I wouldn't suggest driving to school because of the traffic and expensive parking.


That's great thanks.
How long is that commute?

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 3:20 pm
by fmp2017
Lawskoolnurd wrote:
fmp2017 wrote:
Lawskoolnurd wrote:Does anyone know the city at all?

I know nothing, researching some neighborhoods to live in. My summer roommate is NW Law so I'll post his suggestions too.


Yeah I live here now! I live in Printers Row (South Loop). Its pretty much the best spot to be. I will take the Hyde Park Express Bus (2) to school - its less than a block from my apartment.

If you want to be really close to school then you should live in Hyde Park. Regents Apartments is a really popular place for law students to live - there is a shuttle right to the school. But to me Hyde Park does not have a whole lot to do and it has more of a suburbs feel than a city feel.

In Printer's Row you are at the edge of the loop and walking distance from all the law firms and court houses. Every city bus line and L train is super close too. Printer's Row is also incredibly safe and a lot of my neighbors are actually lawyers.

If you want to move outside of Hyde Park I would suggest looking at places that are near the 2 bus stops- it drops you off right by the law school. Another good bus to take is the 6 - but it drops you off at the end of the midway and you'll either have to walk to the law school or catch one of the campus shuttles. If you have a car then you'll be fine anywhere probably but I wouldn't suggest driving to school because of the traffic and expensive parking.


That's great thanks.
How long is that commute?


It's about 20-30 mins depending on traffic. It's a very scenic ride down lake shore drive though!

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 5:19 pm
by sandwhich
Someone should make a Facebook page and PM links

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 5:36 pm
by fmp2017
sandwhich wrote:Someone should make a Facebook page and PM links



I was thinking the same thing - wasn't sure if it was too early though haha.

You should make one!

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 5:49 pm
by asg14c
Checking in

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:20 pm
by KanyeShrug
Lawskoolnurd wrote:
fmp2017 wrote:Congrats to everyone who was admitted! I wanted to start a forum for U Chicago Transfers.

Is anyone considering doing the writing competition for the journals? I tried to signup but the website was not working.


I was thinking about it but I've been told it is essentially impossible and not worth your time. I will certainly do it if I have a chance.


Can't decide if it's worth it. I'm not naive enough to believe the Review is more than a pipe dream, but I'd be fine on the other journals.

A friend of mine got in as well, but can't decide if they want to just forgo transferring altogether (I didn't know that was a thing). Anybody else in that boat?

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:43 pm
by fmp2017
Yeah I've heard of people telling their home school that they were accepted to transfer to a better school and then negotiating to get more scholarship money.

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:00 pm
by Lawskoolnurd
fmp2017 wrote:
sandwhich wrote:Someone should make a Facebook page and PM links



I was thinking the same thing - wasn't sure if it was too early though haha.

You should make one!


Did anyone start one?

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:02 pm
by KanyeShrug
Of course, but I'm specifically referencing binding ED transfers. I guess I mistakenly interpreted "binding" to mean that you have to go to U of Chicago no matter what and not that you can forgo transferring altogether.

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:17 pm
by iaiava
Hi all, here is a link to a facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/383762498477384/

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:53 pm
by KanyeShrug
I deactivated my old account in undergrad, but this seems like a good time to make a new one.

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 5:51 am
by fmp2017
KanyeShrug wrote:Of course, but I'm specifically referencing binding ED transfers. I guess I mistakenly interpreted "binding" to mean that you have to go to U of Chicago no matter what and not that you can forgo transferring altogether.


Oh yeah they definitely can't force you to transfer! I think it's only binding in the sense that you can't transfer anywhere else - but I think even then there are exceptions.

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:11 am
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Is anybody planning to do OCI at their old school in addition to OCI at Chicago?

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:54 pm
by fmp2017
n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t wrote:Is anybody planning to do OCI at their old school in addition to OCI at Chicago?



Nope... That's not an option for me since both OCIs are the same week. I also don't think that's necessary considering how much firms love U Chicago

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:31 am
by sandwhich
fmp2017 wrote:
n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t wrote:Is anybody planning to do OCI at their old school in addition to OCI at Chicago?



Nope... That's not an option for me since both OCIs are the same week. I also don't think that's necessary considering how much firms love U Chicago


Stable career prospects, stable career prospects all around!

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:52 am
by WheninLaw
Congrats, all. I'm a recent grad (not a transfer), and happy to answer any questions via PM regarding OCI, what classes to take, etc. Good luck!

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:21 am
by chuckbass
Congrats everyone! Come join us over in the transfer thread and if willing, share your stats to help out future applicants: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=249119&p=8646897#p8646897

Re: University of Chicago Law C/O 2017 Transfers

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:29 pm
by n1o2c3a4c5h6e7t
Chicago states that transfers can put their GPA on their resume, but ought to indicate the grading scale. What is the best way to accomplish this? I feel that "3.XX/4.XX" is confusing because there are so many numbers in short sequence. Is "3.XX (out of a 4.XX scale)" better? Am I overthinking this?