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

Postby Haymarket » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:35 pm

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

Welcome to law school.

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

Postby Xifeng » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:18 pm

Haymarket wrote:
TemporarySaint wrote:Yeah, the HP day sounds awful and the other day will be super strivery and gunnerish.

Welcome to The Law School.


FTFY

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

Postby skers » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:35 pm

Xifeng wrote:
Haymarket wrote:
TemporarySaint wrote:Yeah, the HP day sounds awful and the other day will be super strivery and gunnerish.

Welcome to The Law School.


FTFY


So, I should just laminate some copies of my resume and some form cover letters to carry around just in case?

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

Postby Xifeng » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:40 pm

TemporarySaint wrote:
Xifeng wrote:
Haymarket wrote:
TemporarySaint wrote:Yeah, the HP day sounds awful and the other day will be super strivery and gunnerish.

Welcome to The Law School.


FTFY


So, I should just laminate some copies of my resume and some form cover letters to carry around just in case?


Don't forget a nametag with your TLS username.

Don't actually do this.

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

Postby 2014 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:06 pm

Xifeng as the resident Circusponies expert would you say its worth the 60 bucks from the App Store? (Or is it cheaper somewhere else and I'm a dumbass? That's possible too)

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

Postby catholicgirl » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:00 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.


Same. Going to first day, will be drinking and not present the second.

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

Postby Xifeng » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:08 pm

2014 wrote:Xifeng as the resident Circusponies expert would you say its worth the 60 bucks from the App Store? (Or is it cheaper somewhere else and I'm a dumbass? That's possible too)


When I got it it was available for like $30 with an education discount. I'd probably just go with (free) Word over $60.

That's another good PSA: you can get Office 2011 for free through UChicago.

ETA: Found it, it's just through their site: http://www.circusponies.com/store/purch ... ok-for-mac

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

Postby 2014 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:55 pm

Perfect, that price feels a lot better. For whatever reason it's 60 through the app store and I was not excited.

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

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:37 am

There's a Hyde Park day a orientation this year? Lol. If they want to give you the real Hyde Park experience they should just hire a bum to harass you for 12 hours in a Thai food restaurant.

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

Postby 2014 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:37 am

It sounds really awful, it's like an extended campus tour including building tours of some UG library and then like 5 museum visits. On top of that they say several times that you have to stay for the whole thing or they will ban you from potentially useful future events.

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

Postby Greenandgold » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:24 pm

2014 wrote:It sounds really awful, it's like an extended campus tour including building tours of some UG library and then like 5 museum visits. On top of that they say several times that you have to stay for the whole thing or they will ban you from potentially useful future events.


Yea, that's the kicker. Why do they care if we stay the whole time? If the event is bad enough that you're worried about everyone leaving, maybe don't have the event, or spice it up a little bit. I'd be interested to watch other people go through Bildungsroman's suggestion...

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

Postby redbullvodka » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:59 pm

Hey all,

Was assigned a nice studio for grad housing -- 5455 S. Blackstone, looks to be between 54th/55th street. Pretty sure i'm gonna accept, but just wanted anyone's safety opinion. I walked around this area at night when I was there for the ASW, and it felt fine. Let me know! Thank you

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

Postby Xifeng » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:49 pm

redbullvodka wrote:Hey all,

Was assigned a nice studio for grad housing -- 5455 S. Blackstone, looks to be between 54th/55th street. Pretty sure i'm gonna accept, but just wanted anyone's safety opinion. I walked around this area at night when I was there for the ASW, and it felt fine. Let me know! Thank you


Yeah, you'll be fine. Enjoy the proximity to Treasure Island!

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

Postby redbullvodka » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:50 pm

Xifeng wrote:
redbullvodka wrote:Hey all,

Was assigned a nice studio for grad housing -- 5455 S. Blackstone, looks to be between 54th/55th street. Pretty sure i'm gonna accept, but just wanted anyone's safety opinion. I walked around this area at night when I was there for the ASW, and it felt fine. Let me know! Thank you


Yeah, you'll be fine. Enjoy the proximity to Treasure Island!


I was ecstatic when I plugged in the addresses for HP Produce and Treasure Island. Thank you, residential services, for being kind.

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

Postby ksllaw » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:36 am

How have the job prospects been for U Chicago law grads that you've come aross?

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

Postby Xifeng » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:19 pm

Any rising 3Ls have any advice about classes for next year?

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

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:08 pm

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"Added: Students should note that the Law School expects to adopt exam software prior to the commencement of Autumn quarter exams. New exam procedures will be announced prior to the exam period. (Section 1.14, p. 24)"

WHAT THE GODDAMN FUCK IS THIS?

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

Postby Emma. » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:07 pm

Xifeng wrote:Any rising 3Ls have any advice about classes for next year?


When you show up on the first day and a class is full of Law Review kids, drop that class.

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

Postby badaboom61 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:49 pm

Emma. wrote:
Xifeng wrote:Any rising 3Ls have any advice about classes for next year?


When you show up on the first day and a class is full of Law Review kids, drop that class.


Other than fed jur, where does this tend to happen?

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

Postby redbullvodka » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:54 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:http://www.law.uchicago.edu/files/file/FINAL%20SUMMARY%20OF%20STUDENT%20HANDBOOK%202012-2013_0.pdf

"Added: Students should note that the Law School expects to adopt exam software prior to the commencement of Autumn quarter exams. New exam procedures will be announced prior to the exam period. (Section 1.14, p. 24)"

WHAT THE GODDAMN FUCK IS THIS?


I heard about this earlier in the summer (not exactly sure where I found it); incoming 1L, but what I had read about the lack of an exam software was awesome, so i'm really upset that they're doing this too.

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

Postby catholicgirl » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:39 am

So...Chalk. When/is it ever useful?

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

Postby Haymarket » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:40 am

catholicgirl wrote:So...Chalk. When/is it ever useful?

It's the way you access lots of OCS information like the Who Worked Where List
It's usually where the syllabi for classes are posted
Generally if you have some kind of case or material to read that isn't in the casebook it gets posted there
Professors send out emails, but it's also where they can post announcements for changes to the reading, etc

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

Postby Mad Hatter » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:51 pm

catholicgirl wrote:So...Chalk. When/is it ever useful?

What is Chalk and how do I get it?

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

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:18 pm

Mad Hatter wrote:
catholicgirl wrote:So...Chalk. When/is it ever useful?

What is Chalk and how do I get it?

It's Blackboard. I don't remember ever using it before classes.

idk if you can even access it yet, but go to https://chalk.uchicago.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp and use your cnet id and password.

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

Postby seanPtheB » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:00 pm

Good luck with OCI you guys!




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