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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Muenchen » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:55 am

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I just want to point out WTF is up with my hometown of St. Louis and Milwaukee. Why are we these islands of soda? Maybe it's a beer city thing?

I will continue to say soda in Chicago also.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Calla Lily » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:23 pm

The infamous St. Louis soda ring! You say soda because you are enlightened people using the appropriate terminology.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Sentry » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:49 pm

Fucking Cherry county.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Ghost » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:10 pm

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby JFo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:13 pm

I totally say Coke in casual company. I do, however, ask restaurants "What type of soda do you have?" I'm wondering what the "other" terms are...

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby ExpectLess » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:19 pm

JFo wrote:I totally say Coke in casual company. I do, however, ask restaurants "What type of soda do you have?" I'm wondering what the "other" terms are...


"Soft drink" itself? Odd that it's not an option when the chart is asking for generic ways to describe soft drinks...

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Sentry » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:52 pm

JFo wrote:I totally say Coke in casual company. I do, however, ask restaurants "What type of soda do you have?" I'm wondering what the "other" terms are...

A liter a cola.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby GotYourselfAStewGoin » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:40 am

Any positive/negative impressions of the Scholars Corner apartments?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby sarahlawg » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:01 pm

Is there somewhere that is popular to live in specifically for 2ls and 3ls? or do they kind of scatter around?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:36 pm

sarahlawg wrote:Is there somewhere that is popular to live in specifically for 2ls and 3ls? or do they kind of scatter around?


People are all over, I'd say a pretty good-sized crew in South Loop, and then Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wicker Park, Wrigleyville....

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:57 pm

Do you get to pick your email address or do you just get a pre-assigned one?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Xifeng » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:56 pm

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby ellewoods110 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:29 pm

Dany wrote:Do you get to pick your email address or do you just get a pre-assigned one?


you get to choose it.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:45 pm

ellewoods110 wrote:
Dany wrote:Do you get to pick your email address or do you just get a pre-assigned one?


you get to choose it.

Oh good! My last name is really long and my email address now is so... unwieldy. Glad to get to choose!

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Sentry » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:26 pm

When do we find out if we get UPasses?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby California Babe » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:33 pm

Sentry wrote:When do we find out if we get UPasses?


I think the current students will vote on it sometime before the end of the year.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby t-pain » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:26 pm

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby California Babe » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:04 pm

t-pain wrote:I don't expect to be anywhere close to what you would need, but does anyone have any idea of what GPA is normally required to grade-on to law review (18 spots, so about top 9%)?


In the past it's been 19 students which is about the top 10% of the class. Our class is slightly larger and the board for next year has not yet decided (or at least announced a decision) about the break down for our class. (I think the board has some discretion about how many students to let on for grades or writing competition.)

I have heard that the top 10% cutoff after 1L falls somewhere between a 179.5-180. This is just what I've been told by 2 and 3Ls, though.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Xifeng » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:21 pm

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Knock » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:22 pm

Xifeng wrote:Okay so I know this is pretty early to be thinking about budgeting and whatnot, but I'm trying to figure out how much I need to save up this summer.

Do you guys think the Chicago budget is generally pretty good? Like, transportation is listed at around $200 a month? How much do you think is typical to spend on food/month?


How much would transportation cost if the U Pass thing passes? Would that start next year if it passes?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby coolgreen42 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:23 pm

I want to hear about this too!

Also, if you have your own health insurance, do they still give you the health insurance section in loans?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby JurisDoctorate » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:51 am

To any UChicago law students, I have a question - if you'd be so kind!

Do any of your classes have teaching assistants? If so, do you know if they are advanced law students or if they are grad students?

Thanks

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:33 pm

JurisDoctorate wrote:Do any of your classes have teaching assistants?


No, we do not.


As for the questions about cost, I've found that I have waaaay too much loan money. I returned probably ~$5000. I'd guesstimate that their estimates are a bit high.

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby bjsesq » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:36 pm

EMMA. HOW DID IT GO?

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Re: UChi 1Ls - 2 Quarters Down (!!) & Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:03 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:As for the questions about cost, I've found that I have waaaay too much loan money. I returned probably ~$5000. I'd guesstimate that their estimates are a bit high.

This is so good to know, thanks!! I've been nervous about living on loans/not having a job for the first time ever.




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