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

Postby seanPtheB » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:51 pm

Can someone describe the most efficient way to get to O'Hare aside from taking a cab, from Regents?

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

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:55 pm

seanPtheB wrote:Can someone describe the most efficient way to get to O'Hare aside from taking a cab, from Regents?

Efficient? Cab is basically it for efficiency unless you have someone else driving you. I take the blue line when I go to O'Hare. From Regents you could take the 6 up north and get off on a stop near the blue line. Total trip will be a little over an hour, but it will only cost $2.50.

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

Postby Mad Hatter » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:02 pm

The schedule says Winter Break ends January 4th, but classes don't start until the 7th. What gives?

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

Postby Xifeng » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:07 pm

Mad Hatter wrote:The schedule says Winter Break ends January 4th, but classes don't start until the 7th. What gives?


5th and 6th are the weekend

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

Postby 2014 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:07 pm

Unrelated questions.

1. For those who have done public transportation to/from O'Hare have you felt safe with a suitcase or a duffle?

2. Any recommended tailors nearby? Going to need a suit worked on and would love to get it done before orientation.

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

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:25 pm

I've done public transportation to Midway with luggage, and Midway is in a way, way shittier part of the city than O'Hare. Unless it's at some weird extremely late hour, both the bus and the L are usually pretty crowded and therefore pretty safe.

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

Postby seanPtheB » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:38 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
seanPtheB wrote:Can someone describe the most efficient way to get to O'Hare aside from taking a cab, from Regents?

Efficient? Cab is basically it for efficiency unless you have someone else driving you. I take the blue line when I go to O'Hare. From Regents you could take the 6 up north and get off on a stop near the blue line. Total trip will be a little over an hour, but it will only cost $2.50.


Ok cool, thanks a lot.

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

Postby Mad Hatter » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:07 am

Xifeng wrote:
Mad Hatter wrote:The schedule says Winter Break ends January 4th, but classes don't start until the 7th. What gives?


5th and 6th are the weekend

FWIW, I did google it - January 2012, that is.Image

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

Postby ellewoods110 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:49 pm

2014 wrote:Unrelated questions.

1. For those who have done public transportation to/from O'Hare have you felt safe with a suitcase or a duffle?

2. Any recommended tailors nearby? Going to need a suit worked on and would love to get it done before orientation.



There are always people on the blue line to O'Hare with suitcases. It's not a problem. The thieves don't want your dirty laundry, they want your cell phone.

If you live in Regents, the dry cleaner there does alterations. I had her fix several skirts, pants, and a dress, which she did well.

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

Postby catholicgirl » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:01 pm

ellewoods110 wrote:
2014 wrote:Unrelated questions.

1. For those who have done public transportation to/from O'Hare have you felt safe with a suitcase or a duffle?

2. Any recommended tailors nearby? Going to need a suit worked on and would love to get it done before orientation.



There are always people on the blue line to O'Hare with suitcases. It's not a problem. The thieves don't want your dirty laundry, they want your cell phone.

If you live in Regents, the dry cleaner there does alterations. I had her fix several skirts, pants, and a dress, which she did well.


:D This makes me ridiculously happy.

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

Postby EdgarWinter » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:42 pm

So how's OCI going this year relative to previous years? Obviously there's not aggregate data yet, but are you guys noticing any trends it might be helpful to be aware of (certain markets better/worse, emphasis on WE, etc.)? Hope things are well and GL!

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

Postby Dany » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:20 pm

Classes/Professors to avoid (besides the ones with LR people)?

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Postby ellewoods110 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:29 am

Dany wrote:Classes/Professors to avoid (besides the ones with LR people)?


I was not a fan of Corporate Finance with Weisbach.

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

Postby Mad Hatter » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:16 pm

Are events like the OutLaw dinner/Sotomayor dinner only for the groups they represent? Are any of these events worth going to?

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

Postby badaboom61 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:43 pm

Mad Hatter wrote:Are events like the OutLaw dinner/Sotomayor dinner only for the groups they represent? Are any of these events worth going to?


These are typically meet and greet / recruitment events for the respective organizations. They're usually fun and a good way to meet people, but not necessary by any means. They're open to pretty much anyone, not just the groups they represent, but why go if you're not interested in that organization?

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

Postby anewaphorist » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:50 pm

I'm interested in the Sotomayor luncheon, but I don't want to be the only 1L there. Would that function have an intended audience/class year?

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

Postby Dany » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:13 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?

Seriously. Did any students actually support this?

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

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:30 pm

Dany wrote:
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?

Seriously. Did any students actually support this?

Thank you for reminding me how FUCKING IR8 I AM ABOUT THIS.

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

Postby Dany » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:34 pm

And I can legitimately complain because I sent in my thoughts about why it's a terrible idea and everything.

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

Postby American_in_China » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:29 am

Is there a good sports bar in Hyde Park? No NFL SUnday package and my team isn't playing the Bears so I gotta find a place that runs a bunch of games.
Any suggestions?

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

Postby badaboom61 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:39 am

American_in_China wrote:Is there a good sports bar in Hyde Park? No NFL SUnday package and my team isn't playing the Bears so I gotta find a place that runs a bunch of games.
Any suggestions?


Hop on the 6 and go North.

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

Postby Liquox » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:34 pm

how bad's the city after dark? do profs hold late office hours?

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Postby Emma. » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:24 pm

Liquox wrote:how bad's the city after dark? do profs hold late office hours?


There are neighborhoods you have to be careful, neighborhoods you should probably avoid altogether, and neighborhoods that are super safe. HP is one of the neighborhoods where you need to be somewhat careful.

Profs generally leave the building at the end of regular business hours (~5:30)

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

Postby commandantkitty » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:11 am

EdgarWinter wrote:So how's OCI going this year relative to previous years? Obviously there's not aggregate data yet, but are you guys noticing any trends it might be helpful to be aware of (certain markets better/worse, emphasis on WE, etc.)? Hope things are well and GL!


OCI appears to be way, way worse this year.

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

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:58 am

commandantkitty wrote:
EdgarWinter wrote:So how's OCI going this year relative to previous years? Obviously there's not aggregate data yet, but are you guys noticing any trends it might be helpful to be aware of (certain markets better/worse, emphasis on WE, etc.)? Hope things are well and GL!


OCI appears to be way, way worse this year.

Bear in mind that nobody ITT is really in a position to make an accurate assessment. Lots of people I know, even without top grades, are absolutely killing it, and I also know some people who are really struggling. The Chicago market seems a lot tougher this year, which probably isn't helping.




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