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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby applelover » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:40 pm

Does anyone have any advice for students who have Hemholz?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:41 pm

applelover wrote:Does anyone have any advice for students who have Hemholz?


Can you get your tuition back still?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:48 pm

applelover wrote:Does anyone have any advice for students who have Hemholz?


Moynihan's Introduction to the Law of Real Property is the best supplement. Class is sort of a clusterfuck. It's going to be impossible not to stress about his coldcalls, but try anyway. He's not great about crossing people off so even if you get called on, be prepared.

He fluctuates between open and closed book exams, and generally won't tell you until a couple weeks before, so there's that. There is a very specific way to take his exams, but it's way too early to worry about that. Ask me when it's relevant.

Edit: enjoy the ride.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby skers » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:06 pm

Hemholz's class is great. Enjoy it for what it is and you'll have a good time.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby daisy8080 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:57 pm

Hi,

1) Can any accepted law school students talk about what sorts of extracurriculars they did in college?

2) Opinions on joining a pre-law fraternity for internship/networking connections? (My current mode of thinking: pre-law frat connections --> prestigious internships --> tie breaker for law school admissions between someone else w/ same LSAT/GPA as me)

Thanks in advance!

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:01 pm

daisy8080 wrote:Hi,

1) Can any accepted law school students talk about what sorts of extracurriculars they did in college?

2) Opinions on joining a pre-law fraternity for internship/networking connections? (My current mode of thinking: pre-law frat connections --> prestigious internships --> tie breaker for law school admissions between someone else w/ same LSAT/GPA as me)

Thanks in advance!


I founded a non-profit and did marketing/graphic design/art stuff. Wasn't asked about either, though the nonprofit has come up a lot during OCI/callbacks.

Didn't know pre-law frat was a thing. Probably won't matter and will be a waste of time, but if you like the people, eh, whatever. Just kill the LSAT and keep your GPA up. If you're at the point in undergrad where joining a frat is still an option, "tie breaker" is not what you should be worrying about.

None of these questions are really UofC-specific and have been talked about to death in other parts of these forums. Use the search function.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:19 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby applelover » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:43 pm

Thanks for the info and advice!

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:02 pm

applelover wrote:Thanks for the info and advice!


If it's any consolation my grade performance had almost no relationship to how much I liked/disliked/understood my 1L professors. Not sure if that is in the minority of majority of students but there you have it.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:11 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby orbotop » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:53 pm

when do stafford/direct plus loans hit our accounts? should i be concerned that nothing is showing on my statement and a due date of 9/19 is listed?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:04 pm

orbotop wrote:when do stafford/direct plus loans hit our accounts? should i be concerned that nothing is showing on my statement and a due date of 9/19 is listed?

They hit like the Friday before school starts normally (so probably a week from this Friday). As long as you have some sort of loan application in the works the school doesn't care about due dates.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:17 pm

Just curious how competitive are the international immersion programs? Would your average 1L have any chance?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Tiny Dancer » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:25 pm

lawschool2014hopeful wrote:Just curious how competitive are the international immersion programs? Would your average 1L have any chance?


Two of my friends went as 1Ls, so the possibility does exist.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:33 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:25 pm

So my plan to take accounting at Booth this quarter has failed, since the class is full. Most classes at Booth are full. Does anyone know how difficult it is generally for law students to get into classes there? Is this an anomaly because it's fall quarter, or is it pretty much like this every quarter?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:34 pm

elterrible78 wrote:So my plan to take accounting at Booth this quarter has failed, since the class is full. Most classes at Booth are full. Does anyone know how difficult it is generally for law students to get into classes there? Is this an anomaly because it's fall quarter, or is it pretty much like this every quarter?


Sad day. I hope it's not normally this difficult.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:40 pm

Crowing wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:So my plan to take accounting at Booth this quarter has failed, since the class is full. Most classes at Booth are full. Does anyone know how difficult it is generally for law students to get into classes there? Is this an anomaly because it's fall quarter, or is it pretty much like this every quarter?


Sad day. I hope it's not normally this difficult.


I'm hoping it's a combination of the fact that we can only take prereq-type courses at this point, and all the incoming Booth students need to take those classes this quarter.

I hope.

In the meantime, picked up a clinic that sounds pretty awesome. We'll see what happens next quarter, I guess.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:42 pm

elterrible78 wrote:So my plan to take accounting at Booth this quarter has failed, since the class is full. Most classes at Booth are full. Does anyone know how difficult it is generally for law students to get into classes there? Is this an anomaly because it's fall quarter, or is it pretty much like this every quarter?


I found it was tough to get many of the popular Booth classes, but for things like accounting there was usually some less popular section that had room. Also, you can sometimes do the show-up-to-the-first-class-and-grovel-to-the-prof thing.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Neal Patrick Harris » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:48 pm

Re: Helmholz

Read model exams and learn how to include everything he wants without typing too much. Short is almost always better.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Gryffindor » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:05 pm

Any suggestions for Chinese food delivery near Regents? (I'm aware my options will be limited)

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 20141023 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:32 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:43 pm

There's another one on like 47th that will deliver to most of Hyde park that's marginally better, but still not remotely good Chinese food.

You're probably best off ordering a more Chinese-food-esque dish from noodles/snail. Or going to Chinatown like reg says.

Honestly one of my biggest complaints about Hyde park ks the lack of decent Chinese/mexican restaurants.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby skers » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:55 pm

Go to Lao Hunan or Lao Szechuan in Chinatown. It's fall quarter. Explore the motherfucking city.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:28 pm

skers wrote:Go to Lao Hunan or Lao Szechuan in Chinatown. It's fall quarter. Explore the motherfucking city.

These deliver too so no excuse. Worth the trip though!




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