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Manhattan
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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Manhattan » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:00 pm

Rahviveh wrote:
applelover wrote:Does anyone remember which firms came to Winter OCI last year?


Latham Chicago and a couple Florida firms. I believe Latham took one person out of 20 or so interviewees. I think there were more firms in the previous years, like Proskauer Chicago.

eta: o yeah, microsoft was there too and they usually take 1-2 people

Yeah, there were exactly 4 employers last year - Latham Chicago and Microsoft Seattle as you mentioned, and then a couple of smaller firms - Grippo & Elden and (I think) Eimer Stahl.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby eliminatorjr » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:11 pm

It's feasible to do a ten week summer after 1L year, right? It won't interfere with OCI?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Robb » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:27 pm

Last year we had exactly 10 weeks off. If you plan on doing the writing competition, it won't be fun.

The year before, though, they had 11 weeks off.

If you go to OCS, they should have an estimated date of OCI for you. Last year I asked around early January and they told me the date.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Manhattan » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:34 am

What is the textbook / syllabus for that class?
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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:05 am

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mad Hatter » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:00 am

I'm pretty sure Casey just posts a .pdf of cases.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Manhattan » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:17 am

Fantastic!
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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:39 pm

Any estimate on when the grades are usually released?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby UnicornHunter » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:05 pm

Robb wrote:Last year we had exactly 10 weeks off. If you plan on doing the writing competition, it won't be fun.

The year before, though, they had 11 weeks off.

If you go to OCS, they should have an estimated date of OCI for you. Last year I asked around early January and they told me the date.


It's a week earlier than what you guys had last year. 10 Aug-20 Aug.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:08 pm

lawschool2014hopeful wrote:Any estimate on when the grades are usually released?


For 2L/3L's? Whenever the professor gets them in. 1L's - middle of January.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:28 pm

WheninLaw wrote:
lawschool2014hopeful wrote:Any estimate on when the grades are usually released?


For 2L/3L's? Whenever the professor gets them in. 1L's - middle of January.


Also, for the love of god 1Ls: don't spam Dean Gardner's email about it. They'll come out when they come out.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:17 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
WheninLaw wrote:
lawschool2014hopeful wrote:Any estimate on when the grades are usually released?


For 2L/3L's? Whenever the professor gets them in. 1L's - middle of January.


Also, for the love of god 1Ls: don't spam Dean Gardner's email about it. They'll come out when they come out.


This coming from the guy who e-mailed her, what, a half dozen times about this last year?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:45 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
beepboopbeep wrote:
WheninLaw wrote:
lawschool2014hopeful wrote:Any estimate on when the grades are usually released?


For 2L/3L's? Whenever the professor gets them in. 1L's - middle of January.


Also, for the love of god 1Ls: don't spam Dean Gardner's email about it. They'll come out when they come out.


This coming from the guy who e-mailed her, what, a half dozen times about this last year?


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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:17 am

I believe I will graduate having never sent DG an email

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:19 pm

In Posner's syllabus it said to read the surrounding cases/comments if you have time, should I read these?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:43 pm

lawschool2014hopeful wrote:In Posner's syllabus it said to read the surrounding cases/comments if you have time, should I read these?


I don't think I would bother, honestly. He just pretty much goes assigned-case by assigned-case in class, so unless you have all kinds of free time and just can't get enough contracts, I don't think it's necessary.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby skers » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:01 am

lawschool2014hopeful wrote:In Posner's syllabus it said to read the surrounding cases/comments if you have time, should I read these?


lolno.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby AT9 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:36 am

How difficult is it to get biglaw (specifically corporate real estate or land use stuff) in the Twin Cities from UChicago? *With ties to MSP and the general region*

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:10 am

Insufficient sample size to be too confident but probably very accessible. A few (which is probably most?) show up to OCI. Good news is you can have backup markets since bidding for MSP isn't competitive.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby AT9 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:15 am

2014 wrote:Insufficient sample size to be too confident but probably very accessible. A few (which is probably most?) show up to OCI. Good news is you can have backup markets since bidding for MSP isn't competitive.


Thanks! I'm considering transferring and have significant ties to MSP, and was hoping for an answer like this.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby c0llegeStUd3nt » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:15 pm

Is it normal that only one of my grades is posted so far? (1L here)

Sorry, this is probably a dumb question but it's first grades so nerves, etc.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:33 pm

c0llegeStUd3nt wrote:Is it normal that only one of my grades is posted so far? (1L here)

Sorry, this is probably a dumb question but it's first grades so nerves, etc.


They normally release them all at once or at least did last year. Sounds like a professor probably procrastinated.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby UChicago2017 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:47 pm

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby skers » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:02 pm

UChicago2017 wrote:Anyone have an idea what percentiles are for what grades?


Honestly, with like 2 grades that don't make up that much of your GPA it doesn't matter that much and it's hard to extrapolate. If you have like 2 180s or something congrats, but otherwise you're not really going to have a good idea of your position until after winter q at least and that's still only 50%.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:42 pm

I really thought I did well on one, and okay on the other. Got a median and slightly below median grade. Any recommendations as to what I should do? The only thing I can think of that I could probably change is to spend more time at sample answers. I spent most of the time looking at the memos. Maybe I have missed some of the more obvious points.




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