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Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:54 pm

I dont think it was true to say that a 180.66 would not get you close to K&E. I am pretty sure that every person who graduated with high honors (180.5+) received K&E because it is top 10% at graduation. Even a few Honors people got K&E.

EDIT: Obviously this is talking about at graduation though and not your 2L year.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Haymarket » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:35 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:I dont think it was true to say that a 180.66 would not get you close to K&E. I am pretty sure that every person who graduated with high honors (180.5+) received K&E because it is top 10% at graduation. Even a few Honors people got K&E.

EDIT: Obviously this is talking about at graduation though and not your 2L year.

This information is misleading. Once you have K&E, it is not taken away from you if your grades later drop to below 5%. As a result of flux among grades over the course of 2L, people who were previously not 5% will gain K&E, but those whose grades dropped will not lose it. Same for 3L.

The result is that roughly 10% of people get K&E by graduation because, at one of the three year-end points, they were in the top 5%. This does not change the ultimate cutoff though, which is assuredly higher than 180.66.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2013applicant » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:13 pm

Haymarket wrote:The result is that roughly 10% of people get K&E by graduation


It's rounded out to exactly 10% (well, accounting for fractions of a person) of the graduating class.

The only question regarding K&E scholar as a 3L is if there has been small enough turnover in the top 5% over the course of 1L and 2L to add additional students to reach 10% of the graduating class. Because of small enough turnover in the class of 2013 over the course of 1L and 2L, I know 3Ls who received the K&E scholar designation this year with barely a 180.5.

Also, as a c/o 2013 transfer, I can say that my 1L grades were favorably converted to a 187.5.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby cwid1391 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:46 pm

2013applicant wrote:
Haymarket wrote:Also, as a c/o 2013 transfer, I can say that my 1L grades were favorably converted to a 187.5.


Jesus christ, what was your actual GPA at your original school?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Haymarket » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:03 pm

cwid1391 wrote:
2013applicant wrote:
Haymarket wrote:Also, as a c/o 2013 transfer, I can say that my 1L grades were favorably converted to a 187.5.


Jesus christ, what was your actual GPA at your original school?

Think about what he's saying and reconsider this response.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:13 pm

2013applicant wrote: I know 3Ls who received the K&E scholar designation this year with barely a 180.5.


There were at least a couple 3L K&Es with below a 180.5 since there are more K&E scholars than High Honors recipients, but as you mentioned K&E effectively becomes top 10% at graduation.

I think there was only one person who got K&E but didn't get Coif, so it seems like almost everyone who is Top 5% after either 1L or 2L manages to stay in the top 10%, and they have to add several students to K&E to bring the total to 10% of the class. It is entirely possible that almost all the 1L K&Es stayed in the top 5% during 2L, meaning hardly anyone was added to K&E at the end of 2L and a bunch more people get it at graduation.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2013applicant » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:31 pm

Emma. wrote:
2013applicant wrote: I know 3Ls who received the K&E scholar designation this year with barely a 180.5.


There were at least a couple 3L K&Es with below a 180.5 since there are more K&E scholars than High Honors recipients, but as you mentioned K&E effectively becomes top 10% at graduation.

I think there was only one person who got K&E but didn't get Coif, so it seems like almost everyone who is Top 5% after either 1L or 2L manages to stay in the top 10%, and they have to add several students to K&E to bring the total to 10% of the class. It is entirely possible that almost all the 1L K&Es stayed in the top 5% during 2L, meaning hardly anyone was added to K&E at the end of 2L and a bunch more people get it at graduation.


Yep, that all jives with my understanding of it. For the highlighted, do you mean of the non-transfers? We're not eligible for Coif.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:33 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby skers » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:53 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:A couple more questions for y'all:

1) Is the JumpStart Preview and Preparation Program even worth considering for someone who is already in Chicago, or is it pretty much a waste of time?


I don't see any point to doing any of this kind of bullshit. Don't prep. Just bro out and enjoy yourself.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:24 pm

Regents basic cable is not fuzzy. It's obviously not HD or anything close, but it is passable.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby PopTorts13 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:22 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:A couple more questions for y'all:

1) Is the JumpStart Preview and Preparation Program even worth considering for someone who is already in Chicago, or is it pretty much a waste of time?

2) For those of you who live in Regents, is the free basic cable that comes with the apartment only 16 analog channels with super-shitty quality (as in extremely fuzzy)?


I live in regents and the cable is average at best. Definitely passable and I wont complain as it is free... hopefully football will look decent as well.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby RodneyRuxin » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:57 am

PopTorts13 wrote: hopefully football will look decent as well.



If you're okay with watching whatever game is on TV... That being said there's a website where you can stream all games for free. That's what I did. PM me for info

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby jsjd1989 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:56 pm

Okay, as someone moving cross country, I am wondering what others have done in my situation. I plan on shipping clothes and stuff, but I have pretty much no furniture. I'm also moving in only a week before school and don't have a car. Any other options besides Ikea? I don't think Ikea does same day delivery to our area, so I'm thinking I may be sleeping on the floor for a few days if that's the case... I wish I could order ahead but I doubt they will hold large, mattress containing, packages for me. Just wondering if anyone has any good recommendations.

Edit: I'm not living in Regents btw

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby courtneylove » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:00 pm

jsjd1989 wrote:Okay, as someone moving cross country, I am wondering what others have done in my situation. I plan on shipping clothes and stuff, but I have pretty much no furniture. I'm also moving in only a week before school and don't have a car. Any other options besides Ikea? I don't think Ikea does same day delivery to our area, so I'm thinking I may be sleeping on the floor for a few days if that's the case... I wish I could order ahead but I doubt they will hold large, mattress containing, packages for me. Just wondering if anyone has any good recommendations.

Edit: I'm not living in Regents btw


Order from a national chain (like Macy's) and schedule your delivery on a day you will be there. If you order enough stuff, delivery will probably be free.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Jaqen » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:54 pm

jsjd1989 wrote:Okay, as someone moving cross country, I am wondering what others have done in my situation. I plan on shipping clothes and stuff, but I have pretty much no furniture. I'm also moving in only a week before school and don't have a car. Any other options besides Ikea? I don't think Ikea does same day delivery to our area, so I'm thinking I may be sleeping on the floor for a few days if that's the case... I wish I could order ahead but I doubt they will hold large, mattress containing, packages for me. Just wondering if anyone has any good recommendations.

Edit: I'm not living in Regents btw


I'm thinking about going with this: http://chicagoil.cortclearancefurniture.com/

Next day delivery (air mattress ftw). Delivery and assembly for ~$150. Apartments to go packages starting at $1299.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:45 pm

jsjd1989 wrote:Okay, as someone moving cross country, I am wondering what others have done in my situation. I plan on shipping clothes and stuff, but I have pretty much no furniture. I'm also moving in only a week before school and don't have a car. Any other options besides Ikea? I don't think Ikea does same day delivery to our area, so I'm thinking I may be sleeping on the floor for a few days if that's the case... I wish I could order ahead but I doubt they will hold large, mattress containing, packages for me. Just wondering if anyone has any good recommendations.

Edit: I'm not living in Regents btw


Ehhhhh. Not a lot of options - furniture stores in Chicago, in my experience, are junky-and-shockingly-expensive or actually-nice-but-appropriately-expensive. Macy's was mentioned but I don't imagine that would be cheap - Crate and Barrel/CB2/West Elm, maybe? Were I in your situation I'd probably rent an iGo/zipcar and drive to the bolingbrook Ikea, but it sounds like you don't want to do that. You could just like, really hustle and get everything off craigslist/UC marketplace in the week before school?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:06 pm

RodneyRuxin wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote: hopefully football will look decent as well.



If you're okay with watching whatever game is on TV... That being said there's a website where you can stream all games for free. That's what I did. PM me for info


HD streams? In my experience sports streams are terribly unreliable. PM me anyways

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby courtneylove » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:04 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:Macy's was mentioned but I don't imagine that would be cheap - Crate and Barrel/CB2/West Elm, maybe? Were I in your situation I'd probably rent an iGo/zipcar and drive to the bolingbrook Ikea, but it sounds like you don't want to do that. You could just like, really hustle and get everything off craigslist/UC marketplace in the week before school?


it wasn't that bad for me, less than west elm for sure. i think i paid $700 for a couch and ottoman and $600 total for mattress + box spring, and $200 for a desk, during a summer sale.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby cwid1391 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:36 am

I'm also planning on renting from Cort (the link posted above), which is an option. My GF has furniture and stuff though that we'll be moving up next summer, otherwise I would go ahead and buy that apartment-to-go which looks like a pretty sweet deal.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby AspiringAcademic » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:30 pm

Anyone remember when the full course list was posted last year?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:35 pm

AspiringAcademic wrote:Anyone remember when the full course list was posted last year?

We got an email about bidding on classes on August 17, so right around then I'm guessing?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mad Hatter » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:45 pm

AspiringAcademic wrote:Anyone remember when the full course list was posted last year?

You probably know this already if you're in the facebook group, but you can do a ghetto search by looking at faculty profiles and clicking on the courses tab.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby halestorm » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:10 pm

Would you guys recommend bringing a bike or not? How bike-friendly is HP? I don't ride my bike a ton, but I'm moving far enough away from home that if I don't bring it and do end up wanting it (or vice versa) transporting it after the big move-in will be a hassle.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby RodneyRuxin » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:27 pm

halestorm wrote:Would you guys recommend bringing a bike or not? How bike-friendly is HP? I don't ride my bike a ton, but I'm moving far enough away from home that if I don't bring it and do end up wanting it (or vice versa) transporting it after the big move-in will be a hassle.


I'm not one of them, but there are quite a few bike lovers here. The law school has bike racks as does regents. Many ride to/from school or even to/from firm jobs in Chicago.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:30 pm

halestorm wrote:Would you guys recommend bringing a bike or not? How bike-friendly is HP? I don't ride my bike a ton, but I'm moving far enough away from home that if I don't bring it and do end up wanting it (or vice versa) transporting it after the big move-in will be a hassle.

I often wish I had one.




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