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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby Hey-O » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:33 pm

Does anyone know anything about international law at Uchi? Anyone going to UChi interested in that field?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:52 pm

Hey-O wrote:Does anyone know anything about international law at Uchi? Anyone going to UChi interested in that field?


I know some 1Ls have summer jobs doing international human rights stuff in SE Asia and India (among other places) this summer. Our class seems to have a pretty strong PI focus compared with other years and I'm sure there are a bunch of people interested in international stuff. We just found out today which elective we got into, and 2 of the choices were Comparative Legal Institutions with Prof. Ginsburg (which is supposed to be awesome) and Int'l Trade Law. I'm sure people will have more to say about it by the time they've checked out those classes, though I guess you'll need to make up your mind about schools pretty soon after 3rd quarter starts?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby 4102011 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:56 pm

Knock wrote:Tagging this thread, thanks everyone for answering questions.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:54 pm

When did you guys move to Chicago? Do leases start Sept. 1?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby quetzal_bird » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:05 am

not sure if this has been asked, but do you have any recommendations on housing for people with pets? I'm bringing a 55 pound dog with me to school

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby JFo » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:08 am

quetzal_bird wrote:not sure if this has been asked, but do you have any recommendations on housing for people with pets? I'm bringing a 55 pound dog with me to school


I am also interested. I will have 3 pets, probably (there's a small chance that 1 might not come with me, since it depends on another human coming with me), and know that most apartments only allow a max of 2. Do any have a repuation for being willing to negotiate?

Also, I saw that Regents wants cats to be declawed. Does anyone know if that's negotiable?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby ellewoods110 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:54 am

eskimo wrote:When did you guys move to Chicago? Do leases start Sept. 1?



I know Regents will start your lease the day you move in, but if you move in before Sept. 15, you have to pay for all of September, but if you move in after Sept. 15 you pay a prorated amount for the rest of the month, but if you do this, you also have to pay for October at that time (although you can use a credit card to pay for your first month's rent if you need to because you won't have your loan money yet).

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby ellewoods110 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:55 am

JFo wrote:
quetzal_bird wrote:
Also, I saw that Regents wants cats to be declawed. Does anyone know if that's negotiable?



I have two cats in Regents and they have never asked me to declaw them. You have to pay a nonrefundable deposit of $250 when you bring the cats in, but they've never asked to see that they were declawed... they did ask to see the forms that said they were neutered/spayed though.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby quetzal_bird » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:49 pm

http://rs.uchicago.edu/graduate_housing ... sons.shtml

Glad I found this. This site says that unfurnished 2-3 bedroom apartments are reserved for students with families. Do all these apartments usually fill up?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:58 pm

Thanks elle!

Ladies - winter coat suggestions? I do not care if I look like a 300 lb. marshmallow, I just want to be as warm as possible.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby Ghost » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:07 pm

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby quetzal_bird » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:08 pm

eskimo wrote:Thanks elle!

Ladies - winter coat suggestions? I do not care if I look like a 300 lb. marshmallow, I just want to be as warm as possible.


i wear a lined wool coat. relatively lightweight and waterproof

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby ellewoods110 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:16 pm

eskimo wrote:Thanks elle!

Ladies - winter coat suggestions? I do not care if I look like a 300 lb. marshmallow, I just want to be as warm as possible.



No problem.

I have a north face fleece I wear whenever its over 25 degrees, and then I have a knee length puffy coat and a nice wool peacoat I wear on other days. The bus can be kind of messy, so I usually wear my puffy coat rather than getting my wool peacoat dirty (although there is a drycleaner in Regents). The most important thing I think is that your butt is covered on cold days... you want to make sure your coat covers it, otherwise you just feel sooo much colder.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby funkyturds » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:30 pm

nooo, don't cover your butts

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby JFo » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:43 pm

eskimo wrote:Thanks elle!

Ladies - winter coat suggestions? I do not care if I look like a 300 lb. marshmallow, I just want to be as warm as possible.


I plan on getting a coat rated to at least -25, because I hate cold far more than the average bear. I'm actually more concerned with the wind, though, since while it got cold this winter where I am, the wind chill was nowhere near as awful as that of Chicago.

Non-marshmallow: http://www.canada-goose.com/products-2/arctic-down-collection/womens-arctic-down/mystique-parka/

Non-marshmallow (also comes in petite and plus!): http://www.landsend.com/pp/InsulatedSquallParka~212594_59.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::CHB&CM_MERCH=IDX_00007__0000001029&origin=index

3-In-One Non-marshmallow: http://www.thenorthface.com/webapp/wcs/ ... tionId=344 The color is called "Gunnison Green," which my name for my imaginary Gunner classmates.

Half-marshmallow (also comes in petites!): http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/65886?feat=504728-GN2

Full marshmallow (also comes in petites, and 3/4 and full length for butt covering): http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/44802?feat=504728-GN2

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:51 pm

eskimo wrote:Thanks elle!

Ladies - winter coat suggestions? I do not care if I look like a 300 lb. marshmallow, I just want to be as warm as possible.


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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:54 pm

Kili wrote:
eskimo wrote:Thanks elle!

Ladies - winter coat suggestions? I do not care if I look like a 300 lb. marshmallow, I just want to be as warm as possible.


Can someone take me shopping? I have no idea how to dress for cold weather. :oops:

Also, do I have to give up my flip flops? :(


Just get something like this:
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And some boots, and then you are good to wear whatever you want. You can leave your boots at your locker and rock flip-flops around school all day long if you want.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:40 pm

Thanks, all! SO helpful.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby JFo » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:34 pm

Eski, I promise I hadn't refreshed this thread until after I'd posted to the Chicago 2014 thread. We're almost lawlcat twins!

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby Ghost » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:48 pm

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby Sentry » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:52 pm

Kili wrote:Hmm...I was not aware that there were degree ratings for jackets! This is fascinating. But yeah, thanks for the help!

I'm just trying to prep and all because Winter is Coming.

:wink:

If you're referencing what I think you're referencing, then awesome.

Also, do you know any people from non top UGs and how they've done job wise?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby quetzal_bird » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:38 am

Sentry wrote:
Kili wrote:Hmm...I was not aware that there were degree ratings for jackets! This is fascinating. But yeah, thanks for the help!

I'm just trying to prep and all because Winter is Coming.

:wink:

If you're referencing what I think you're referencing, then awesome.

Also, do you know any people from non top UGs and how they've done job wise?


I hope you are both referencing "a song of ice and fire' (nerd!!)

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:21 am

quetzal_bird wrote:I hope you are both referencing "a song of ice and fire' (nerd!!)

Yeah! GoT viewing parties at Kili's apt next year!

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby louie20945 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:56 am

Any current students know of ED'ers who were able to successfully negotiate their initial financial aid packages? I'm trying to decide if it's even worth the carefully composed email I'm contemplating shooting their way...I'm all loans right now, but got some significant merit $$ from other top schools before I withdrew my other apps. Thoughts? Advice maybe? Thanks!

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Re: UChi 1Ls - Back at School & Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:51 am

Sentry wrote:
Also, do you know any people from non top UGs and how they've done job wise?


:?:

I don't think your UG school has any bearing on job stuff. The only place I could think of where this might help is better networking connections?




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