UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

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elterrible78
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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:50 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:I thought about taking that too, but I decided against taking another MWR class. My current schedule (that I am hoping to switch up quite a bit after the first day of classes) is:

Secured Transactions (Hoping to swap this for something else.)
LAWS 42201/01: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday (2:45PM~3:50PM)

Modern Professional Responsibility (Hoping to swap this for something else.)
LAWS 41018/01: Monday (9:45AM~11:45AM)

Contracts and Commercial Transactions
LAWS 91553/01: Wednesday (9:45AM~11:45AM)

Project and Infrastructure Development and Finance (Hoping to swap this for something else.)
LAWS 42512/01: Thursday (4:00PM~6:00PM)

What are you all signed up to take, and which courses are you definitely sticking with?


Contracts and Commercial Transactions
Wednesday (9:45AM~11:45AM)

Financial Accounting (Assuming I get it, it's at Booth)
Wednesday (1:30PM~4:30PM)

Contract Drafting and Review
Thursday (9:45AM~11:45AM)

Food Law
Thursday (4:00PM~6:00PM)

Not dreading going back to school as much as I'd expected.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:01 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:17 pm

Food law sounds fun.

Secured Transactions, Picker
LAWS 42201/01: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday (2:45pm - 3:50pm)

Biz Orgs, Fischel (trying to drop, awful time slot)
LAWS 42301/01: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday (4:00pm - 5:30pm)

Canonical Ideas in Legal Thought, Malani/Masur/Abebe
LAWS 57013/01: Tuesday (10:00am - 12:00pm)

Evolving Regulation of Financial Institutions and Markets, Foorman (anyone know about Foorman?)
LAWS 94812/01: Thursday (9:45am - 11:45am)

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:30 pm

Tax
Food law
Islamic law
Law and mental health (almost certainly dropping this crap but not sure what to replace it with)

Schedule is not as ideal as I had dreamed but I will make it work and I don't want to burn my ATM classes too early

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:05 am

Business Organizations
LAWS 42301/02 MWR 1:30PM-2:35PM

Criminal Procedure I: The Investigative Process
LAWS 47201/01 MWR 11:00AM-12:05PM

The Grand Jury: History, Law, and Practice
LAWS 51603/01 M 6:10PM-8:10PM

Advanced Civil Procedure
LAWS 52502 MWR 9:45AM-10:50AM

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
LAWS 67513/01

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:08 pm

Those of you on waitlists, especially high on waitlists, will almost certainly get into those classes. I didn't see a single class last year where less than ~20% of the spots opened up the first week.

Also elterrible you can't P/F financial accounting, just making sure you know that. Still very much a worthwhile endeavor but I know some people are convinced you can P/F everything at Booth.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:17 pm

I'm 50 on the biz orgs wait list. So you're saying there's a chance?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:30 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:37 pm

2014 wrote:Those of you on waitlists, especially high on waitlists, will almost certainly get into those classes. I didn't see a single class last year where less than ~20% of the spots opened up the first week.

Also elterrible you can't P/F financial accounting, just making sure you know that. Still very much a worthwhile endeavor but I know some people are convinced you can P/F everything at Booth.


Yeah, saw that when I was looking for the class yesterday. I'm fine with it. Thanks, though.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:44 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:I am #2, #6, and #9 on the waitlists of smaller 15~25-person classes. When you say "high" on the waitlist, how high are you generally talking about?


Confused 3L has no idea how to see what number he is on the waitlist. Help help help.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:47 pm

ansteam wrote:You can also check your waitlist position for classes right now - log into my.uchicago.edu >> Academics >> My Courses and Grades >> Additional Information.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:53 pm

lol, I'm 54th on the waitlist for Strahilevitz's Trade Secrets class. 20 actual spots in the course. Fucking everyone must have bid that.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:12 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:I'm 50 on the biz orgs wait list. So you're saying there's a chance?

Show up the first day and there's a >50% chance you make it in. If you don't get in the spring teacher is supposed to be good fyi.

kappycaft1 wrote:I am #2, #6, and #9 on the waitlists of smaller 15~25-person classes. When you say "high" on the waitlist, how high are you generally talking about?

I'd put your odds at 95%, 66%, and 40% respectively.


The numbering usually only matters as a means of ranking people who show up the first day. Far from everyone on the WL does this, so just showing up gets you near the top (make sure you talk to the prof before or after class though).

If anyone is on the WL to Trade Secrets and is a 2L they should write that off. Enough 3Ls want in and Strahilivetz will 100% give them spots first.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Canof09 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:36 pm

We (1Ls) just got our section assignments. What is the best way to figure out what books we need?

Also if anybody is itching to sell their old books message me.

Thanks!

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Neal Patrick Harris » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:45 pm

2014 wrote:Also elterrible you can't P/F financial accounting, just making sure you know that. Still very much a worthwhile endeavor but I know some people are convinced you can P/F everything at Booth.


It's more like you can't take anything pass/fail. It says that the only classes you can't take pass/fail are the ones that specifically state "not pass/fail eligible."

I looked at this year's booth classes and I didn't find one that didn't say that.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby midwest17 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:55 pm

Canof09 wrote:We (1Ls) just got our section assignments. What is the best way to figure out what books we need?

Also if anybody is itching to sell their old books message me.

Thanks!


On classes.uchicago.edu there's a link to the Barnes and Noble book listing below each class.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Canof09 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:01 pm

Oh. Yep. There it is. I'm dumb.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:48 am

I have books if you guys want them. Havet figured out pricing yet but I'll try to keep them below amazon or the cheapest offer since theyre used. Also some are full of my first quarter's worthless highlighting and note scribbling so feel lucky for that. Message me if you're interested and I'll take a look at what I have betwen casebooks and supplements this weekend.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:17 am

When can we safely book for a day to leave Chicago (when school/exams are done?), august 1st? assuming we dont plan to work in Chicago for the summer?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:46 am

lawschool2014hopeful wrote:When can we safely book for a day to leave Chicago (when school/exams are done?), august 1st? assuming we dont plan to work in Chicago for the summer?

I don't understand this question? School is over in May or June.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:23 am

Your last exam will be June 5, 2015 (probably done by 1:00, maybe 5:00). You can leave that evening if you so desire. Midway is 30 min away, O'Hare just over an hour (conservatively).

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:14 pm

Oh for some reason I read that final essay due mid July or something, thanks alot.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby DoveBodyWash » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:04 pm

About to order delivery from Snail Thai for the first time, any suggestions??

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:05 pm

cusenation wrote:About to order delivery from Snail Thai for the first time, any suggestions??


Pad thai with chicken.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby DoveBodyWash » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:06 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
cusenation wrote:About to order delivery from Snail Thai for the first time, any suggestions??


Pad thai with chicken.

Crispy or classic?




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