UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby KMart » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:03 pm

WheninLaw wrote:
zhenders wrote:What is Elements like, and what is its' exam format? The website was cryptic at best. Thanks in advance!


I will tell you all about the exam and how to crush it. In November.

I'll take this advice. In November.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:53 am

KMart wrote:
WheninLaw wrote:
zhenders wrote:What is Elements like, and what is its' exam format? The website was cryptic at best. Thanks in advance!


I will tell you all about the exam and how to crush it. In November.

I'll take this advice. In November.


You got it. FWIW, I ended up High Honors (mostly due to smart class choices, not intelligence), and I'm happy to share any advice/outlines/whatever with any 0Ls. Always feel free to PM me.

Edit: Emma is the smartest person here, so PM her for substantive questions :D

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby Nantucket1 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:51 pm

Kirkland Transactional Challenge. Worth it?

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby KMart » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:01 pm

Does anyone know how many credits you take per quarter as a 1L? Obscure question, but planning my hours to sit for the CPA.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:43 pm

KMart wrote:Does anyone know how many credits you take per quarter as a 1L? Obscure question, but planning my hours to sit for the CPA.


In terms of how many credits you'll take exams for each quarter:

6, 12, 22

In terms of how many hours you'll be in class per week each quarter:

14, 13, 13

ends up being slightly less, hours-wise, because LRW only actually meets for like 30-40% of the possible class slots.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby Crowing » Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:58 pm

Nantucket1 wrote:Kirkland Transactional Challenge. Worth it?


If same as last year, sure

Easy and gives you some exposure to transactional work

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby zhenders » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:28 pm

WheninLaw wrote:
KMart wrote:
WheninLaw wrote:
zhenders wrote:What is Elements like, and what is its' exam format? The website was cryptic at best. Thanks in advance!


I will tell you all about the exam and how to crush it. In November.

I'll take this advice. In November.


You got it. FWIW, I ended up High Honors (mostly due to smart class choices, not intelligence), and I'm happy to share any advice/outlines/whatever with any 0Ls. Always feel free to PM me.

Edit: Emma is the smartest person here, so PM her for substantive questions :D


Thanks!

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby daedalus2309 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:15 pm

I couldn't find the answer anywhere, so forgive the 0L question, but does Kapnick have mandatory weekend events? I'm trying to figure out some things for a weekend trip in September.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby UnicornHunter » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:04 pm

daedalus2309 wrote:I couldn't find the answer anywhere, so forgive the 0L question, but does Kapnick have mandatory weekend events? I'm trying to figure out some things for a weekend trip in September.


Last year, no.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby UC2018 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:02 pm

Can anyone comment on opportunities in energy law within/coming out of the law school? The "Energy Law Society" is dead, from what I can tell. I'm specifically interested in energy regulation.

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Postby UofCforme » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:07 pm

UC2018 wrote:Can anyone comment on opportunities in energy law within/coming out of the law school? The "Energy Law Society" is dead, from what I can tell. I'm specifically interested in energy regulation and UChicago doesn't seem to have any particular strength in this area.


We place very well in Houston if you are willing to ditch the regulation specification and just have an energy practice. For regulation, you probably need to go to DC.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby UC2018 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:33 pm

UofCforme wrote:
UC2018 wrote:Can anyone comment on opportunities in energy law within/coming out of the law school? The "Energy Law Society" is dead, from what I can tell. I'm specifically interested in energy regulation and UChicago doesn't seem to have any particular strength in this area.


We place very well in Houston if you are willing to ditch the regulation specification and just have an energy practice. For regulation, you probably need to go to DC.


Thanks for the response! Isn't that due more to the fact that there's a significant contingent of native Texans in each class?
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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby UofCforme » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:35 pm

UC2018 wrote:
UofCforme wrote:
UC2018 wrote:Can anyone comment on opportunities in energy law within/coming out of the law school? The "Energy Law Society" is dead, from what I can tell. I'm specifically interested in energy regulation and UChicago doesn't seem to have any particular strength in this area.


We place very well in Houston if you are willing to ditch the regulation specification and just have an energy practice. For regulation, you probably need to go to DC.


Thanks for the response! Isn't that due more to the fact that there's a significant contingency of native Texans in each class?


Being native definitely helps, but you can still get a job in Houston for your 2L summer with a firm even if you don't have ties there.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby UnicornHunter » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:09 pm

Wahrheit wrote:What is an absolutely must-do in town over the summer, foods/events/etc?


Taste right now is.

As for delivery, big fan of Rajun Cajun. Others disagree.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby eliminatorjr » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:31 pm

TheUnicornHunter wrote:
Wahrheit wrote:What is an absolutely must-do in town over the summer, foods/events/etc?


Taste right now is.

As for delivery, big fan of Rajun Cajun. Others disagree.


Don't go to the Taste.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:57 am

Taste is pretty bad. Rajun is pretty good, no matter what anyone says. Hits the spot for semi-bad, but ultimately delicious Indian food.

Highly recommend the summer concert series in Millenium Park. Used to be Monday nights, but I heard they swapped to Thursdays or something. Can see a lot of awesome bands there for free, and it's basically the one place in Chicago that tolerates open container--everyone brings picnic blankets, wine, food, and just eats and drinks on the grass. It's great, even if the band is someone you've never heard of (though they've also had a lot of shows that would be expensive tickets if you had to pay for it). Might only have a few weeks of it left, though.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:40 am

beepboopbeep wrote:Taste is pretty bad. Rajun is pretty good, no matter what anyone sensible non-masochists says. Hits the spot for semi-bad, but ultimately delicious completely bad Indian food.


FTFY.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby lawlschool1l » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:51 am

elterrible78 wrote:
beepboopbeep wrote:Taste is pretty bad. Rajun is pretty good, no matter what anyone sensible non-masochists says. Hits the spot for semi-bad, but ultimately delicious completely bad Indian food.


FTFY.


yeah i dont understand how people can defend rajun, everything there is god awful.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby UnicornHunter » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:05 am

For the record, I only said go to taste "now" because Weezer was actively playing for free at the time. I still think it's worth going, but agree with the sentiment that it's not a must-see.

Also, time to shit or get off the pot people. The man asked for suggestions, not a debate on whether low price makes up for low quality at Rajun Cajun.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby Teddy Martin Bear » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:07 am

lawlschool1l wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
beepboopbeep wrote:Taste is pretty bad. Rajun is pretty good, no matter what anyone sensible non-masochists says. Hits the spot for semi-bad, but ultimately delicious completely bad Indian food.


FTFY.


yeah i dont understand how people can defend rajun, everything there is god awful.


Rajun Cajun is really terrible. It's not just bad Indian food - it's bad food on a whole. The only place it's better than is Nicky's Chinese Food.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:12 am

Rajun's butter chicken meal is completely worth the $9 or w/e it is. It's like going to Panda Express for chinese food it's a volume play that is above repulsiveness. Nicky's is soooooo bad though I agree there.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby zhenders » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:32 pm

Ate at A10 last week for breakfast; too expensive to frequent it, but it was outstanding by any comparison.




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