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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:14 pm

Thanks, the one I had looked at was for the school as a whole which doesn't seem to have Weds off. Need to learn to look at LS specific things haha

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby el ginseng » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:19 pm

I'm currently a 0L headed for Chicago in the next couple of weeks, and I have a question for everyone here.

I have a chance to meet with an attorney this week who helps place law students in international internships with Baker & McKenzie who says he'd like to set me up with an internship for my 1L summer. It sounds interesting and exciting, but since I haven't even started law school yet, I don't really know what other options there are for me to consider for that summer. I don't want to blow a good opportunity while I have it, but I also want to make sure I'm not closing myself off from potentially better opportunities for that summer.

Any advice?

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby courtneylove » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:18 pm

el ginseng wrote: international internships with Baker & McKenzie

Any advice?



unless you're interested in a specific field they don't offer, i'd say take it for sure! you're very lucky; that's a great 1L summer job. plus you won't have to worry about applying for summer jobs during the school year. most 1Ls won't get a better offer than that coming from any law school.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby seanPtheB » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:31 pm

Is there any way to get to Midway from HP that is safe and considerably cheaper than a cab?

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Haymarket » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:40 pm

seanPtheB wrote:Is there any way to get to Midway from HP that is safe and considerably cheaper than a cab?

The safest, if not the most desirable, is to take the 55 bus from Midway to Hyde Park. This works better, obviously, if you don't have to be that guy on the bus with like 4 things of luggage. But if you're traveling light, the 55 will bring you you Hyde Park. You just have to deal with bus people.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Jay W. Weatherman » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:42 pm

seanPtheB wrote:Is there any way to get to Midway from HP that is safe and considerably cheaper than a cab?


You can take the 55 bus which will run you $2.25 and take about 40 minutes. It goes through some dicey neighborhoods but I've taken it plenty of times with no trouble. If that makes you uncomfortable you can hope the Orange line up to the loop then jump off and grab the 6 bus back down to HP, but that'll add about 20 minutes to your total trip.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby seanPtheB » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:50 pm

Awesome, thanks a lot!

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:13 pm

When do us 2Ls get our sweet loan money?

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:37 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:When do us 2Ls get our sweet loan money?


It likely will be close to the first week of classes if you have direct deposit. Last year it was deposited on September 22nd.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby el ginseng » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:24 pm

courtneylove wrote:unless you're interested in a specific field they don't offer, i'd say take it for sure! you're very lucky; that's a great 1L summer job. plus you won't have to worry about applying for summer jobs during the school year. most 1Ls won't get a better offer than that coming from any law school.


Thanks for the advice!

Would anyone disagree with this, or should I just take it while I can?

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby badaboom61 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:38 pm

el ginseng wrote:
courtneylove wrote:unless you're interested in a specific field they don't offer, i'd say take it for sure! you're very lucky; that's a great 1L summer job. plus you won't have to worry about applying for summer jobs during the school year. most 1Ls won't get a better offer than that coming from any law school.


Thanks for the advice!

Would anyone disagree with this, or should I just take it while I can?


I've done this before, and it's quite safe for the most part. There are some crazy people who ride the bus, and someone might ask you for money or creep on you, but if it gets too bad the bus driver will throw them off.

A less sketchy alternate route would be to take the L downtown and then hop on the 6 to Hyde Park, but this would probably take a lot longer (though I haven't tried it).

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:40 pm

badaboom61 wrote:
el ginseng wrote:
courtneylove wrote:unless you're interested in a specific field they don't offer, i'd say take it for sure! you're very lucky; that's a great 1L summer job. plus you won't have to worry about applying for summer jobs during the school year. most 1Ls won't get a better offer than that coming from any law school.


Thanks for the advice!

Would anyone disagree with this, or should I just take it while I can?


I've done this before, and it's quite safe for the most part. There are some crazy people who ride the bus, and someone might ask you for money or creep on you, but if it gets too bad the bus driver will throw them off.

A less sketchy alternate route would be to take the L downtown and then hop on the 6 to Hyde Park, but this would probably take a lot longer (though I haven't tried it).


What the...?

Take the job.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby badaboom61 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:08 pm

Emma. wrote:
badaboom61 wrote:
el ginseng wrote:
courtneylove wrote:unless you're interested in a specific field they don't offer, i'd say take it for sure! you're very lucky; that's a great 1L summer job. plus you won't have to worry about applying for summer jobs during the school year. most 1Ls won't get a better offer than that coming from any law school.


Thanks for the advice!

Would anyone disagree with this, or should I just take it while I can?


I've done this before, and it's quite safe for the most part. There are some crazy people who ride the bus, and someone might ask you for money or creep on you, but if it gets too bad the bus driver will throw them off.

A less sketchy alternate route would be to take the L downtown and then hop on the 6 to Hyde Park, but this would probably take a lot longer (though I haven't tried it).


What the...?

Take the job.


Totally quoted the wrong thing. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Danny Mothers » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:39 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:When do us 2Ls get our sweet loan money?


It likely will be close to the first week of classes if you have direct deposit. Last year it was deposited on September 22nd.



Is this the same for incoming 1Ls?

sorry if it's already been asked.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:51 am

Any Rubenstein recipients out there? Do Rubys get any extra mentoring/ faculty adviser?

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:28 am

bernaldiaz wrote:Any Rubenstein recipients out there? Do Rubys get any extra mentoring/ faculty adviser?


Mostly the Rubenstein kids get mocked and ostrascized.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:32 am

Danny Mothers wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:When do us 2Ls get our sweet loan money?


It likely will be close to the first week of classes if you have direct deposit. Last year it was deposited on September 22nd.



Is this the same for incoming 1Ls?

sorry if it's already been asked.


Yep, it was the same date for 1/2/3Ls

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby American_in_China » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:34 am

Barbershop near Regents anyone can recommend?

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby badaboom61 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:56 am

American_in_China wrote:Barbershop near Regents anyone can recommend?


The uchicago barber shop does a good job.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby skers » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:22 am

Are there reasons I'd want to go to professionalism and leadership day?

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby anewaphorist » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:30 am

To find out who I am! Here's hoping I'm not the only one going.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby Danny Mothers » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:22 pm

anewaphorist wrote:To find out who I am! Here's hoping I'm not the only one going.


I'll be there. If I'm going to be $200k in the hole, I might as well go to all the events.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:54 pm

Danny Mothers wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:To find out who I am! Here's hoping I'm not the only one going.


I'll be there. If I'm going to be $200k in the hole, I might as well go to all the events.

This was basically my logic for signing up too, plus thinking about what I would otherwise do with my time :P

Did not sign up for the museum tour thing though, not happening.

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Re: UChi rising 2Ls and 3Ls (!!!) taking Questions

Postby skers » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:15 pm

2014 wrote:
Danny Mothers wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:To find out who I am! Here's hoping I'm not the only one going.


I'll be there. If I'm going to be $200k in the hole, I might as well go to all the events.

This was basically my logic for signing up too, plus thinking about what I would otherwise do with my time :P

Did not sign up for the museum tour thing though, not happening.


Yeah, the HP day sounds awful and the other day will be super strivery and gunnerish.




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