WhiteyCakes wrote:HarvardHopeful wrote:Thanks for the quick responses! UChicago is looking more and more like my choice, but since students shouldn't assume they will be at the top of their law school class (since everyone is likely just as smart as you are), I'm worried about not getting a clerkship. Definitely going to look into it more when I visit.
On another note, are there any restaurants/places that you recommend I go visit for my first trip to Chicago?
If you're talking Hyde Park, the only answer is Medici. City-wide there are a ton of options. If you will be here for ASW the admissions office will give you a pretty good sampling of a lot of different places. If you are visiting outside of ASW, check this out:
Egregious anti-Hyde Park trolling. The Med is great, but it's not the best in Hyde Park.
OP, I'd also strongly recommend Rajun Cajun (Indian+soul food), the Sitdown (sushi+sandwiches), the Nile (Middle Eastern), the Snail (the best among the 500,000 thai restaurants in Hyde Park), Cholie's (greasy, delicious hole-in-the-wall pizza place - order delivery, don't go there), and Valois (cafeteria style breakfast/brunch). I mean, the Med is an establishment and it's probably best to go there first. But don't listen to this fool saying we have only one good restaurant.
Also, if you're into beer, check out the University pub. You'll need a student to get you in as it's restricted membership, but it's got one of the better craft beer selections on tap that I've found in Chicago.
FWIW on the clerkship thing - I know of someone who graduated last year who got a federal clerkship with a 179ish average (roughly top 30%, according to our transcripts) and no law review, no ties to the region. Anecdata at its finest, but do what you will with it. Everything Emma's saying reflects what I've heard from older students and OCS.
edit: only cowards delete their posts, elterrible. Rajun Cajun is good.