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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby applelover » Mon May 19, 2014 6:50 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:God damnit this thread took a hard turn toward ASS BURGERS

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Mon May 19, 2014 6:55 pm

random number wrote:Any recommendations for short term car rental services (e.g. zip car)? I'll be living in Hyde Park w/o a car, but would like to make occasional high volume grocery runs to Costco/Sam's club.


Either ZipCar or Enterprise (formerly iGo) work fine. I have an iGo membership and use it probably once a month or so to do just what you're describing, and the cars are all over the damn neighborhood.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Mon May 19, 2014 6:58 pm

Keep in mind with the way 1L is structured here, fall quarter is pretty much a vacation and you will have plenty of opportunity to learn how to law school then.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon May 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Crowing wrote:Keep in mind with the way 1L is structured here, fall quarter is pretty much a vacation and you will have plenty of opportunity to learn how to law school then.


Big fan if the new avi

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby random number » Mon May 19, 2014 7:02 pm

Thanks! When I looked earlier Enterprise seemed cheaper, but I was concerned about the difficulty of finding local cars.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby midwest17 » Mon May 19, 2014 7:05 pm

random number wrote:Thanks! When I looked earlier Enterprise seemed cheaper, but I was concerned about the difficulty of finding local cars.


If you use ZipCar, make sure you get the UChicago discount. I don't know if a similar thing exists for Enterprise.

With both of them you should be able to see where the locations are and compare it to where you live before you sign up.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby random number » Mon May 19, 2014 7:06 pm

midwest17 wrote:
random number wrote:Thanks! When I looked earlier Enterprise seemed cheaper, but I was concerned about the difficulty of finding local cars.


If you use ZipCar, make sure you get the UChicago discount. I don't know if a similar thing exists for Enterprise.

With both of them you should be able to see where the locations are and compare it to where you live before you sign up.


Thanks for the info - I hadn't seen the student discount.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby applelover » Mon May 19, 2014 7:44 pm

Crowing wrote:Keep in mind with the way 1L is structured here, fall quarter is pretty much a vacation and you will have plenty of opportunity to learn how to law school then.


Thanks!

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Mon May 19, 2014 9:09 pm

Neal Patrick Harris wrote:The posters giving you advice are 1Ls in spring quarter

No

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Mon May 19, 2014 11:44 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Neal Patrick Harris » Mon May 19, 2014 11:58 pm

2014 wrote:
Neal Patrick Harris wrote:The posters giving you advice are 1Ls in spring quarter

No


Boop, terrible, mal.

Let's play a game called name that 2L/3L/Grad. I don't even go here anymore and I can tell from the thread...

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby applelover » Tue May 20, 2014 5:25 am

kappycaft1 wrote:Awwww man... I take a short 5-hour nap and I miss all the ass burgers action in this thread. That's okay, though, because I am able to contribute to the ass burgers with each post I make.

Don't contribute

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby applelover » Tue May 20, 2014 5:57 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
applelover wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:Awwww man... I take a short 5-hour nap and I miss all the ass burgers action in this thread. That's okay, though, because I am able to contribute to the ass burgers with each post I make.
Don't contribute
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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby eliminatorjr » Fri May 23, 2014 9:59 am

So if I don't live at Regents, will I have any problems catching the buses at different stops? I realize it probably depends, but are there any areas where the CTA is always really packed?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby midwest17 » Fri May 23, 2014 11:06 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
eliminatorjr wrote:So if I don't live at Regents, will I have any problems catching the buses at different stops? I realize it probably depends, but are there any areas where the CTA is always really packed?
Depends on the bus / time / location. For example, in the mornings, as the 172 approaches the law school, it get progressively more packed.


If it's right before a lot of undergrad classes start, the 171 is sometimes too full to pick people up once it passes TI (especially when it's cold out).

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Fri May 23, 2014 10:09 pm

How do employers find out your grades at OCI? I know GPA isn't allowed on your resume and you're "not allowed" to estimate class rank in interviews, so do they rely on signaling like LR and K&E Scholars? How do they know who's median and who's above?

This probably has a simple answer, but I can't find it.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Jaqen » Fri May 23, 2014 10:12 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:How do employers find out your grades at OCI? I know GPA isn't allowed on your resume and you're "not allowed" to estimate class rank in interviews, so do they rely on signaling like LR and K&E Scholars? How do they know who's median and who's above?

This probably has a simple answer, but I can't find it.


Transcript.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Fri May 23, 2014 10:19 pm

Oh well that defeats the whole "no gpa on the resume" thing then, huh?

Obviously you give them a transcript. Man I'm dumb.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Sat May 24, 2014 12:06 pm

Ricky-Bobby wrote:How do employers find out your grades at OCI? I know GPA isn't allowed on your resume and you're "not allowed" to estimate class rank in interviews, so do they rely on signaling like LR and K&E Scholars? How do they know who's median and who's above?

This probably has a simple answer, but I can't find it.


My favorite interviews were the ones in which they calculated my average in front of me. One did it with an old school calculator. Boss.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby midwest17 » Sat May 24, 2014 12:12 pm

WheninLaw wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:How do employers find out your grades at OCI? I know GPA isn't allowed on your resume and you're "not allowed" to estimate class rank in interviews, so do they rely on signaling like LR and K&E Scholars? How do they know who's median and who's above?

This probably has a simple answer, but I can't find it.


My favorite interviews were the ones in which they calculated my average in front of me. One did it with an old school calculator. Boss.


Does the no GPA on resumes rule extend to all applications, or is it just an OCI thing?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Sat May 24, 2014 12:13 pm

midwest17 wrote:
WheninLaw wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:How do employers find out your grades at OCI? I know GPA isn't allowed on your resume and you're "not allowed" to estimate class rank in interviews, so do they rely on signaling like LR and K&E Scholars? How do they know who's median and who's above?

This probably has a simple answer, but I can't find it.


My favorite interviews were the ones in which they calculated my average in front of me. One did it with an old school calculator. Boss.


Does the no GPA on resumes rule extend to all applications, or is it just an OCI thing?


All afaik. I know we weren't supposed to for the 1L job search anyway.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Sat May 24, 2014 12:17 pm

midwest17 wrote:
WheninLaw wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:How do employers find out your grades at OCI? I know GPA isn't allowed on your resume and you're "not allowed" to estimate class rank in interviews, so do they rely on signaling like LR and K&E Scholars? How do they know who's median and who's above?

This probably has a simple answer, but I can't find it.


My favorite interviews were the ones in which they calculated my average in front of me. One did it with an old school calculator. Boss.


Does the no GPA on resumes rule extend to all applications, or is it just an OCI thing?


Does not extend to everything - I was told to put it on my Clerkship applications (and did).

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby actexas » Fri May 30, 2014 6:12 am

Sorry if this question has been asked before, what does a shared two bed rooms apartment cost to live on campus? And one bedroom for just myself? (For min/max spending question)
Is there a housing application deadline?
Thanks




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