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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:05 am

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:41 am

kappycaft1 wrote:Oh man... the writing competition. I still don't know why I ever actually signed up for that thing because I knew I wasn't going to bother. Every time I get one of those emails with all of the extremely neurotic questions, I am tempted to ask a question like, "If we finish the assignment early, are we allowed to turn it in now?" so it gets sent to everyone with the response.

I am also tempted to draw a picture of a cat in MS Paint and submit it for my entry, just to keep it professional.


Please do this. Please.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby orbotop » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:51 pm

wow reading Wood's memo for the exam, im not sure what exam i took!!! :shock: :oops:

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:00 am

Went through the thread the 2nd time for housing questions. Thanks for all the responses so far.

I am currently looking at some graduated school housing, particularly #18 on http://rp.uchicago.edu/graduate_housing/locations.shtml

The reason is that #18 appears to be fairly close to regents, with a significantly cheaper tag.

However after looking at a map of Chicago, it appears to be a train crossing or something of the sort between #18/graduated housing and Regents, would that mean it is impossible to walk over there?

Is it practical at all to live in one the graduated school housing and expect to be within SAFE walking distance to regent (under 10mins)?

Or should I follow the herd and go Regents? (I am leaning towards this because I would know literally nobody in Chicago and its surrounding states, but I am bit turned off by the apparently problems with new management and the constant noise from renovation).

Furthermore, it seems like is impossible to find an apartment for Regents in July given their 14 day holding policy. Should I be worried of not being able to finding a studio available in Mid-August in Regents?

Thanks for answering the questions!

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:11 am

lawschool2014hopeful wrote:Went through the thread the 2nd time for housing questions. Thanks for all the responses so far.

I am currently looking at some graduated school housing, particularly #18 on http://rp.uchicago.edu/graduate_housing/locations.shtml

The reason is that #18 appears to be fairly close to regents, with a significantly cheaper tag.

However after looking at a map of Chicago, it appears to be a train crossing or something of the sort between #18/graduated housing and Regents, would that mean it is impossible to walk over there?

Is it practical at all to live in one the graduated school housing and expect to be within SAFE walking distance to regent (under 10mins)?

Or should I follow the herd and go Regents? (I am leaning towards this because I would know literally nobody in Chicago and its surrounding states, but I am bit turned off by the apparently problems with new management and the constant noise from renovation).

Furthermore, it seems like is impossible to find an apartment for Regents in July given their 14 day holding policy. Should I be worried of not being able to finding a studio available in Mid-August in Regents?

Thanks for answering the questions!


#18 isn't that close to regents. I mean, it's close enough. But #25, 26, and 27 (and that cluster) are much closer.

Dude, it's not the Berlin wall. The metra does run along the east edge of Lake Park. You can cross under bridges at 51st, 53rd, 55th, 56th, and 57th.

Basically anything on the east/north side of hyde park is safe walking distance to the regents area. Also, there are shuttles that run at night, every 15-20m. The East is the one you'll be looking at.

Can't speak to the Regents questions. It doesn't seem like people had a problem securing a lease last year.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:36 am

beepboopbeep wrote:
#18 isn't that close to regents. I mean, it's close enough. But #25, 26, and 27 (and that cluster) are much closer.

Dude, it's not the Berlin wall. The metra does run along the east edge of Lake Park. You can cross under bridges at 51st, 53rd, 55th, 56th, and 57th.

Basically anything on the east/north side of hyde park is safe walking distance to the regents area. Also, there are shuttles that run at night, every 15-20m. The East is the one you'll be looking at.

Can't speak to the Regents questions. It doesn't seem like people had a problem securing a lease last year.


Sorry I am map-stupid, you are right the 25 clusters are much closer. Thanks for answering!

Would I be missing out alot in terms of social experience by living in those clusters? According to google map the walk is only 10 minutes. I assume you are saying that there is a shuttle that takes people from that cluster to Regent and there is a nearby bus location to the law school?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:10 pm

orbotop wrote:wow reading Wood's memo for the exam, im not sure what exam i took!!! :shock: :oops:


I hope that means she's done grading. In terms of timeliness, she was the one I was most worried about.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:34 am

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby ummmno » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:09 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
Rahviveh wrote:
orbotop wrote:wow reading Wood's memo for the exam, im not sure what exam i took!!! :shock: :oops:
I hope that means she's done grading. In terms of timeliness, she was the one I was most worried about.
Dammit why did you have to tell us the memo is up. I cannot resist reading a prof's memo even if it just makes me extremely depressed until grades come out.

And just for the record, her test sucked almost as much as her class.


1. Is the memo on Chalk? I'm not seeing it.
2. You shut your mouth about dwood. She is a national treasure.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Jaqen » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:31 pm

ummmno wrote:1. Is the memo on Chalk? I'm not seeing it.


http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/law/courses/exams/

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:01 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:45 pm

They should out the professors who turn in exams late.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:37 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:They should out the professors who turn in exams late.


I like this method: http://abovethelaw.com/2012/05/top-law- ... g-faculty/

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:42 pm

When does the bidding process start/finish for you youngins?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Robb » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:50 pm

July 24-Aug 1

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:14 am

Unbelievable. I would have done the write-on if I knew this was gonna happen. What great timing.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:18 am

Rahviveh wrote:Unbelievable. I would have done the write-on if I knew this was gonna happen. What great timing.


Suppose this means we can take one fewer class?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:20 am

Crowing wrote:
Rahviveh wrote:Unbelievable. I would have done the write-on if I knew this was gonna happen. What great timing.


Suppose this means we can take one fewer class?

That's what it sounds like. This makes me consider Moot Court though.

WhenInLaw you could have warned us buddy :wink:

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:34 am

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:36 am

Don't even care. I would rather pick a class I might enjoy than have the chance of earning three credits be lorded over me by aspie journal editors.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:38 am

kappycaft1 wrote:
Rahviveh wrote:Unbelievable. I would have done the write-on if I knew this was gonna happen. What great timing.
lol yeah I'm just glad that I have no interest in a journal whatsoever because I would have been pissed if I had even the slightest interest and found this out after the fact; that was a big douche move on the part of the school IMO.


I did the competition because I didn't want to regret anything. Now this makes it more likely I'll actually join a journal if accepted. This seems particularly great for canceling out the workloads of secondary journals. LR doesn't seem like it'll be that much better.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:31 am

Journals either make sense or don't for your goals it's pretty binary. There is no person who should be pushed one way or the other by credit. They require far more work than a 3 credit class does too, by a magnitude of like 3 for secondaries to upwards of 10 for LR.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:06 pm

2014 wrote:Journals either make sense or don't for your goals it's pretty binary. There is no person who should be pushed one way or the other by credit. They require far more work than a 3 credit class does too, by a magnitude of like 3 for secondaries to upwards of 10 for LR.


Fair enough. What's the workload like for Moot Court?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:27 am

Rahviveh wrote:
2014 wrote:Journals either make sense or don't for your goals it's pretty binary. There is no person who should be pushed one way or the other by credit. They require far more work than a 3 credit class does too, by a magnitude of like 3 for secondaries to upwards of 10 for LR.


Fair enough. What's the workload like for Moot Court?

Didn't participate but I gathered it was very manageable compared to journals.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby florida1949 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:24 pm

when do we find out about journals?




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