UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby bill_swerski » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:32 pm

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Also Corporate Law by Bainbridge. http://www.amazon.com/Corporate-Concept ... rpoate+law

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby UnicornHunter » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:07 pm

Fucking fuck stick. Didn't get a ticket in the lottery. THANKS OBAMA.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby lebongenre » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:44 am

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby 2014 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:28 pm

I think the success rate for people my year (c/o 2015) targeting California (both with and without ties) was damn near, if not at 100%. We get all of the major firms to our OCI and in a typical year you are only competing with like 15 of your classmates instead of 100 for Chi and 40 for NY. It's a very safe play with a Ruby.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby lebongenre » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:51 pm

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby landshoes » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:15 am

lebongenre wrote:
2014 wrote:I think the success rate for people my year (c/o 2015) targeting California (both with and without ties) was damn near, if not at 100%. We get all of the major firms to our OCI and in a typical year you are only competing with like 15 of your classmates instead of 100 for Chi and 40 for NY. It's a very safe play with a Ruby.


Awesome, thanks for the feedback! I was hoping that competing against fewer students would be a plus :D


PM me and I will send you the spreadsheet that tells you who worked at what firm.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby UnicornHunter » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:20 pm

lebongenre wrote:Getting ready to finally pull the trigger on the Ruby :shock: Any CA-bound 2Ls/3Ls out there willing to share their stats and where they'll be working after graduation (firm or otherwise) via PM? Needing to reassure myself that I won't necessarily end up in NYC or a non-CA market if I don't make top grades


Ruby is the best outcome in the law school game outside of the GI bill, congrats.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby acr » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:23 pm

Would it be feasible to commute 1.5 hours/day (one way) from Wauconda to U Chicago for a year? Thinking about living at home to mitigate debt.

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Postby lebongenre » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:56 pm

Thank you! I'm so thrilled :D
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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby UnicornHunter » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:57 pm

acr wrote:Would it be feasible to commute 1.5 hours/day (one way) from Wauconda to U Chicago for a year? Thinking about living at home to mitigate debt.


Feasible, maybe (though 1.5 hours seems optimistic with traffic being what it is) but it's not a good idea. Definition of penny wise/pound foolish. If anything, live in HP during 1L and if you still want to live at home do so 2L or 3L when grades matter less and you have more control over your schedule. But i can almost guarantee that you won't want to do that at that point.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby bill_swerski » Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:18 pm

acr wrote:Would it be feasible to commute 1.5 hours/day (one way) from Wauconda to U Chicago for a year? Thinking about living at home to mitigate debt.


Why not just do graduate housing in Hyde Park for $600-$700 a month (this is possible)? Can either get a studio or split graduate housing with another student in a 2 bedroom (would be super cheap).

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby radio1nowhere » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:29 pm

General thoughts on Prof. Alison LaCroix?

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:50 pm

radio1nowhere wrote:General thoughts on Prof. Alison LaCroix?


Brilliant legal historian and incredibly nice person. I didn't *love* Con Law with her, but that's mostly because I'm not that into history. She's not going to go all BLL on you.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby daedalus2309 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:08 pm

Do 2nd quarter grades have the same preliminary email as the first quarter grades or will they just appear?

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:19 pm

daedalus2309 wrote:Do 2nd quarter grades have the same preliminary email as the first quarter grades or will they just appear?


You'll get an email

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby bbridge » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:13 pm

WheninLaw wrote:
daedalus2309 wrote:Do 2nd quarter grades have the same preliminary email as the first quarter grades or will they just appear?


You'll get an email


DG is gone. They just appeared.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby daedalus2309 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:25 pm

bbridge wrote:
WheninLaw wrote:
daedalus2309 wrote:Do 2nd quarter grades have the same preliminary email as the first quarter grades or will they just appear?


You'll get an email


DG is gone. They just appeared.


Real mvp

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby landshoes » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:28 pm

what is the cutoff for law review? I want to make sure that I'm well under it so I can stop trying hard in my classes.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby daedalus2309 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:41 pm

landshoes wrote:what is the cutoff for law review? I want to make sure that I'm well under it so I can stop trying hard in my classes.


I was actually just wondering this. 20 or so people grade on every year, so you'd have to be top 10% of the class. Searching "cutoff" in this thread shows you some of the old speculation. The basic conclusion is that there's no way to know, but from what I can tell the best guess people have is around 180 average

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby landshoes » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:49 pm

daedalus2309 wrote:
landshoes wrote:what is the cutoff for law review? I want to make sure that I'm well under it so I can stop trying hard in my classes.


I was actually just wondering this. 20 or so people grade on every year, so you'd have to be top 10% of the class. Searching "cutoff" in this thread shows you some of the old speculation. The basic conclusion is that there's no way to know, but from what I can tell the best guess people have is around 180 average


thanks

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:14 pm

bbridge wrote:
WheninLaw wrote:
daedalus2309 wrote:Do 2nd quarter grades have the same preliminary email as the first quarter grades or will they just appear?


You'll get an email


DG is gone.

Anyone want to fill me in on this?

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby landshoes » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:16 pm

She left in March. A few of my classmates claim that she was forced out but I haven't heard any actual evidence of that.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby elterrible78 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:47 pm

landshoes wrote:She left in March. A few of my classmates claim that she was forced out but I haven't heard any actual evidence of that.


I hadn't heard that she was forced out, but I'm not at all plugged in, do no surprise. I guess she's working now as a tour guide in Cuba?

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby landshoes » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:00 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
landshoes wrote:She left in March. A few of my classmates claim that she was forced out but I haven't heard any actual evidence of that.


I hadn't heard that she was forced out, but I'm not at all plugged in, do no surprise. I guess she's working now as a tour guide in Cuba?


I don't think they have any insider info. It's just typical 1L boredom and speculation.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby hairbear7 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:03 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
landshoes wrote:She left in March. A few of my classmates claim that she was forced out but I haven't heard any actual evidence of that.


I hadn't heard that she was forced out, but I'm not at all plugged in, do no surprise. I guess she's working now as a tour guide in Cuba?


lol really?




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