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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:16 pm

Wahrheit wrote:Should I be concerned that four days ago he was talking about the future of the work he would do at the law school? Damn.

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http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-3307 ... today.html


Yeah I heard a few firms are considering skipping OCI next year.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:17 pm

What would you have preferred he do?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Robb » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:20 pm

Wahrheit wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:Should I be concerned that four days ago he was talking about the future of the work he would do at the law school? Damn.

Context:

http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-3307 ... today.html


Yeah I heard a few firms are considering skipping OCI next year.


Obviously that's not what I meant, just seems weird.

It's just the way things like this work. Every poached football coach, for example, releases a public statement about how he loves his school and would never leave-the day before another school announces he will be their new coach.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:28 pm

Wahrheit wrote:Maybe not lead a Q&A session talking about things he knew he probably wasn't going to do? That could be a good start.

I totally get the leaving thing, Robb is spot on. Simultaneously, that could have been a different event or someone else leading it.


What material effect does this have on you? And our email said that Oregon's board just voted on it so maybe he didn't think he would get the job. Doesn't seem dishonest unless we're being really unfair to the guy.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby PariSiamo » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:13 pm

Yeah administrative turnover happens all the time in academia. If anything it's a good sign.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:18 pm

Our 1L year Schill was a finalist for Chancellor of Wisconsin and he pushed through programs before and after. Just the nature of the beast, he was pretty good at his job and the next person won't have to rock the boat.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:27 pm

I hope we get someone like Schill again - a professional dean/rainmaker.

On a more serious note, any suggestions on who I should talk to during firm-wise tomorrow? I am interested in start up/PE/VC work if possible.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:30 pm

Cooley/Wilson Sonsini/Gunderson/Fenwick(?)

I think focusing on any San Fran/Silicon Valley firms is a good place to start.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:05 am

lawschool2014hopeful wrote:I hope we get someone like Schill again - a professional dean/rainmaker.



Yeah. As weird/awkward as Schill is, he sure knows how to get folks to show him the money.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:07 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:Cooley/Wilson Sonsini/Gunderson/Fenwick(?)

I think focusing on any San Fran/Silicon Valley firms is a good place to start.


Do y'all know who is coming from Cooley? If it is Peter Werner, just hang out with him through the whole thing. He is chill as fuck. I don't know if Gunderson will show up, but he came for OCI my year and he is also awesome.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:43 am

Emma. wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:Cooley/Wilson Sonsini/Gunderson/Fenwick(?)

I think focusing on any San Fran/Silicon Valley firms is a good place to start.


Do y'all know who is coming from Cooley? If it is Peter Werner, just hang out with him through the whole thing. He is chill as fuck. I don't know if Gunderson will show up, but he came for OCI my year and he is also awesome.


Don't think we do. We got a list of firms coming.

@Mal. Thanks. That was my plan as well, just talk up all of the SF/SV firms.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Iamdman92 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:24 am

Hello! I'm a February admit that will 90% be attending.

1) What are all your thoughts on double depositing? Is this an expected part of the process? I'm conflicted. To me, it seems unethical and a poor way to start a relationship with a degree-granting institution. On the other hand, it would be really nice if UChi played ball and handed over some extra aid...

2) How competitive is it to participate in a clinical program? I imagine that there are a fixed number of spots per year and that certain clinics are more popular than others. What's the selection process like? Specifically, I'm interested in "The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights".

Thanks a lot.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby cubs_fan69 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:51 pm

cubs_fan69 wrote:How far north of the law school would you guys recommend living if you still wanted a reasonable public transportation-based commute?

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby UnicornHunter » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:53 pm

cubs_fan69 wrote:
cubs_fan69 wrote:How far north of the law school would you guys recommend living if you still wanted a reasonable public transportation-based commute?


Define reasonable. I would stay somewhere on the route of either the 2 or the 6. But really, as a 1l, I think it's best to live in Hyde Park.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby cubs_fan69 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:04 pm

TheUnicornHunter wrote:
cubs_fan69 wrote:
cubs_fan69 wrote:How far north of the law school would you guys recommend living if you still wanted a reasonable public transportation-based commute?


Define reasonable. I would stay somewhere on the route of either the 2 or the 6. But really, as a 1l, I think it's best to live in Hyde Park.

Hoping to transfer, actually. I guess a better question is what neighborhoods would you suggest north of Hyde Park? Assuming I wouldn't have to catch transfers or something and could just sit and read, I doubt even a 45 minute ride would bother me. (I ask because possibly planning on NU as a contingency but need to start making living plans now for SO, and I'd rather err on the side of being closer to NU because she will likely work north of NU) (don't quote?). Thanks!

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby skers » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:10 pm

It's a little bit different since you're not a 1L and you can just group your classes on a couple days or just not go. River North is obviously pretty easy to swing and same goes for Old Town. Almost everyone who lives in Lakeview or LP has a car or carpools.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby cubs_fan69 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:25 pm

Sweet, thanks!

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:44 pm

Public transit wise you gotta be on the 2 or very close to a red/blue line and prepared to transfer and deal with the shit show that can be. I wish I'd have considered further north than South Loop though, SL kind of sucks.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:51 pm

2014 wrote:SL kind of sucks.


Agreed. That's what made me stay in HP because SL sucks and the commute to other areas is too long for my personal preference.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:35 am

For the NW v Chicago discussion.

Not sure how accurate this is but some NW students told me they get about 12 interviews for OCI. I think the average here is 30. And people can do more if they want to.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby UnicornHunter » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:58 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:
2014 wrote:SL kind of sucks.


Agreed. That's what made me stay in HP because SL sucks and the commute to other areas is too long for my personal preference.


Yeah, i don't understand why SL is a thing. I think people do it because "not HP" but fuck that.

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Re: UChi Current Students Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:25 am

TheUnicornHunter wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:
2014 wrote:SL kind of sucks.


Agreed. That's what made me stay in HP because SL sucks and the commute to other areas is too long for my personal preference.


Yeah, i don't understand why SL is a thing. I think people do it because "not HP" but fuck that.

Commute couldn't be easier it's faster to get to school from SL than Regents if you are at any of the last 3-4 2 bus stops. It's pretty well situated between all the trains too so easy to branch out. The biggest gripes are nothing to do in SL itself and it is priced pretty high, both are true.




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