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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby eliminatorjr » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:06 pm

Would it be a supremely dumb idea to move in to one of the high rise buildings immediately before orientation? Assume I'm from the area.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:11 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:17 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
eliminatorjr wrote:Would it be a supremely dumb idea to move in to one of the high rise buildings immediately before orientation? Assume I'm from the area.
I don't understand why you think it would be. And honestly, looking back on it, you can probably skip orientation altogether (or at least not attend the plethora of additional events).


Yea you'll be fine moving in whenever, don't worry about it.

I skipped a lot of orientation stuff, including just kinda walking out halfway through the Professionalism And Bullshit day. But don't RSVP to something and then not go (even if you get sick). They will call you and yell at you and make it sound like there are real consequences (there aren't).

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:24 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:36 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:
eliminatorjr wrote:Would it be a supremely dumb idea to move in to one of the high rise buildings immediately before orientation? Assume I'm from the area.
I don't understand why you think it would be. And honestly, looking back on it, you can probably skip orientation altogether (or at least not attend the plethora of additional events).


Yea you'll be fine moving in whenever, don't worry about it.

I skipped a lot of orientation stuff, including just kinda walking out halfway through the Professionalism And Bullshit day. But don't RSVP to something and then not go (even if you get sick). They will call you and yell at you and make it sound like there are real consequences (there aren't).


Oh man thinking back to the DG stories

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:54 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:04 pm

Orientation sucked balls. But I actually liked professionalism day. We got good lunch and saw some awesome firm offices and in house offices if you're into that.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:50 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:
eliminatorjr wrote:Would it be a supremely dumb idea to move in to one of the high rise buildings immediately before orientation? Assume I'm from the area.
I don't understand why you think it would be. And honestly, looking back on it, you can probably skip orientation altogether (or at least not attend the plethora of additional events).


Yea you'll be fine moving in whenever, don't worry about it.

I skipped a lot of orientation stuff, including just kinda walking out halfway through the Professionalism And Bullshit day. But don't RSVP to something and then not go (even if you get sick). They will call you and yell at you and make it sound like there are real consequences (there aren't).


I can confirm all of this.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby UChicago2017 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:16 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:20 pm

UChicago2017 wrote:Any advice on constructive things to do before classes begin?

I know everyone says to chill, but I've already been out of school two months and I'm chomping at the bit to get going again. Also, I would like to get ahead. (This is the most gunner-ish moment of my life, sorry)


Kill yourself.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby UChicago2017 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:47 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:49 pm

UChicago2017 wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:
UChicago2017 wrote:Any advice on constructive things to do before classes begin?

I know everyone says to chill, but I've already been out of school two months and I'm chomping at the bit to get going again. Also, I would like to get ahead. (This is the most gunner-ish moment of my life, sorry)


Kill yourself.


That was a uncalled for. I am legitimately asking for advice.


Oh in that case read everything you can about the rule against perpetuities. Then kill yourself.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:50 pm

UChicago2017 wrote:Any advice on constructive things to do before classes begin?

I know everyone says to chill, but I've already been out of school two months and I'm chomping at the bit to get going again. Also, I would like to get ahead. (This is the most gunner-ish moment of my life, sorry)


Seriously, your November self, your March self, and especially your late-April self will thank you if you take what I can only imagine is ALL of our advice, and just enjoy your summer. For real.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:54 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
UChicago2017 wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:
UChicago2017 wrote:Any advice on constructive things to do before classes begin?

I know everyone says to chill, but I've already been out of school two months and I'm chomping at the bit to get going again. Also, I would like to get ahead. (This is the most gunner-ish moment of my life, sorry)


Kill yourself.


That was a uncalled for. I am legitimately asking for advice.


Oh in that case read everything you can about the rule against perpetuities. Then kill yourself.

Play nice mal.

UChicago2017, enjoy the time you have free. Even the people who prepped extensively start at the same place as those of us who didn't prep at all. If you feel bored and like you need a task, maybe you should find a hobby that you will be able to continue during law school.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Xifeng » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:54 pm

Literally the only thing I could think of that isn't a complete waste of time is learn how to type quickly if you can't. But seriously, calm down. If you try teaching yourself something, you'll inevitably be taught a different perspective by a professor and it'll just fuck you up later. Learn a fun hobby for the "fun fact" orientation bullshit?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:55 pm

Dang bar finishing brings all the old posters to the yard. I hope Dany recommends something next.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:56 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:Dang bar finishing brings all the old posters to the yard.

It has been a long time since I got drunk and posted on TLS at the same time. Looks like I'm reclaiming a hobby as well.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Xifeng » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:03 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:Dang bar finishing brings all the old posters to the yard.

It has been a long time since I got drunk and posted on TLS at the same time. Looks like I'm reclaiming a hobby as well.


I'm sure Dany's post-bar plans definitely involve a crazy TLS binge. Such a stressful time.

I have never felt so free.

Also, kids: take Evidence. I do not envy the bitches who learned what hearsay is for the first time while studying for the bar.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:05 pm

Yea mal, that's slightly over the line to me. I mean it's whatever man, do your schtick

As for UChicago2017:

1) I don't believe for a second that this is the most gunnerish moment of your life, either past or near-future.

2) Trying to do 0L prep is like trying to learn a language without hearing anyone speak it, but even more useless. You're not going to get very far reading words in a book without a professor to tell you why you're reading it wrong. I doubt anyone who's been in law school, especially this law school, will tell you anything other than: relax. There'll be time enough to gun this fall.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby midwest17 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:23 pm

Do you all remember around when class schedules came out last year? Other schools are starting to get them, but I assume it'll be later for us since it's still two months until classes start.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:30 pm

midwest17 wrote:Do you all remember around when class schedules came out last year? Other schools are starting to get them, but I assume it'll be later for us since it's still two months until classes start.


It's gonna be much later. We got ours Sept. 13th.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:28 am

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:42 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:To legitimately answer the question about 0L prep, though, I took a BARBRI bar prep course last year before law school started and found it to be very rewarding. I'm sure it will help later down the road when I don't have to study as hard as everyone else during 3L for the MPRE or after graduation for the bar.


Not sure if srs.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:03 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Canof09 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:25 am

Xifeng wrote:Literally the only thing I could think of that isn't a complete waste of time is learn how to type quickly if you can't. But seriously, calm down. If you try teaching yourself something, you'll inevitably be taught a different perspective by a professor and it'll just fuck you up later. Learn a fun hobby for the "fun fact" orientation bullshit?



I type 55-60 WMP. Is this sufficient or should I invest in some sort of typing program? This is something I have actually been sort of worried about...




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