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FinalFour
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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby FinalFour » Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:30 pm

I blame Obama

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:29 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:I liked finding excuses to go to the law school before it started and I realized it was a place of darkness and despair.

I really liked the law school during the summer, although I didn't go there as a 0L you striver dork.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:30 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:I liked finding excuses to go to the law school before it started and I realized it was a place of darkness and despair.

I really liked the law school during the summer, although I didn't go there as a 0L you striver dork.


GTFO you has been.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Samsing » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:54 am

How much should I be spending on books? I'm looking at a little over $500 after doing some online hunting. Does that sound about right? I'm worried I might not get the books if I wait too long for everyone to post their old books.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Dany » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:58 am

Samsing wrote:How much should I be spending on books? I'm looking at a little over $500 after doing some online hunting. Does that sound about right? I'm worried I might not get the books if I wait too long for everyone to post their old books.

That seems very high. Just wait for people to sell them on bookserv. Worst case scenario is getting them a few days before class via Amazon Prime.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Samsing » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:08 pm

Dany wrote:
Samsing wrote:How much should I be spending on books? I'm looking at a little over $500 after doing some online hunting. Does that sound about right? I'm worried I might not get the books if I wait too long for everyone to post their old books.

That seems very high. Just wait for people to sell them on bookserv. Worst case scenario is getting them a few days before class via Amazon Prime.


Ok thanks! Do I need the newest editions? I can cut the cost pretty significantly if I buy older editions.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby DontStopBeliebin » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:26 pm

I bought my Torts and Property current edition used for like $30 each, and the older edition of Civ Pro used for like $2. The page numbers for Civ Pro were slightly off but I'm pretty sure the content was more or less the same.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:09 pm

I started using old editions in Spring Quarter. It was a mistake... not to do it sooner. There are probably some where it wouldn't work, though, if you want to throw out your options people here can probably tell you whether it'd be fine or not.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby skers » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:12 pm

I used old editions for everything I can't get for $30 or so during 1L and it was a great way to have more drinking money.

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Let It Roll
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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Let It Roll » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:04 pm

i'm getting crappy phone reception in Shoreland. I have at&t. what carrier should I switch to?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Samsing » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:17 am

I'm staying at the Shoreland and T-Mobile has surprisingly great reception. It has been fine around the city as well.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Robb » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:39 am

Verizon is great in Shoreland, but tmobile has no contracts iirc

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mad Hatter » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:58 pm

There's no better reminder that the summer is coming to an end than when the 1Ls start posting books for sale on lawannounce.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:14 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Let It Roll » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:13 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
Let It Roll wrote:i'm getting crappy phone reception in Shoreland. I have at&t. what carrier should I switch to?

Really? I get really good everywhere in this building except the lobby... I guess AT&T just sucks in Chicago in general. :|


I get virtually no reception in my unit, but decent reception in the lobby. I don't want to switch carriers, since I still get unlimited data through at&t, but my only option is to get a microcell at this point or switch.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:23 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:31 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:03 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
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
LAWS 42201/01: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday (2:45PM~3:50PM)


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

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

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


Project and Infrastructure Development and Finance
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.

I just got off the waitlist for Contract Drafting & Review, so I'll be joining you for that. :D

Now if I can just make it into the Wednesday evening Corporate Lab: Transactional Clinic, I will only have to be on campus 2 days a week...


Nice work man. What place are you on the waitlist for Corporate Lab?

EDIT: Just take accounting with me at Booth.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:09 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:10 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:Nice work man. What place are you on the waitlist for Corporate Lab?
Apparently #7, but it might be outdated because it is still showing me as #2 for Contract Drafting and Review and I just got the email saying that I'm off the waitlist for that class.

How about you?


I'm at 10. I've given up. I'm kind of into taking the Financial Accounting class, anyway. Will shorten up that gap in the middle of Wednesday and I'll be done at 4:30 rather than 6. Still plenty of other quarters to do corporate lab, I guess.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:47 pm

Terrible pm me your accounting class and I might do that if I can.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:56 am

This might be faster than looking it up elsewhere: how many credits do 1Ls take?
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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:56 am

JuniperCreekEsq wrote:This might be faster than looking it up: how many credits do 1Ls take?


40 across the whole year

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:58 am

JuniperCreekEsq wrote:This might be faster than looking it up: how many credits do 1Ls take?


Civ Pro: 3
Elements: 3
Torts: 6
Crim: 6
Property: 6
Contracts: 6
Civ Pro II: 3
Elective: 3
LRW: 4

Grand total: 40

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby JuniperCreekEsq » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:03 pm

Thanks!




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