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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:53 pm

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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


They expanded Law Review, so it's more than 20 grade-on, and is around top ~12-13% of the class. Varies based on year, but 180 is generally safe.

You shouldn't worry about this stuff. No reason not to be a try-hard 1L year. After that though...

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby lebongenre » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:41 pm

Hey all! Quick questions about Regents: Do the "renovated" units actually look like the photos in the listing below, or are they significantly more run down?


Eta: Thanks, all! I'll be sure to document everything. MAC already leaves much to be desired...
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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby landshoes » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:43 pm

Probably. I would insist on them putting something like that in the lease or otherwise in writing, though.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby InfinitelyStressed » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:07 pm

lebongenre wrote:Hey all! Quick questions about Regents: Do the "renovated" units actually look like the photos in the listing below, or are they significantly more run down?

http://www.macapartments.com/unit/Regents-Park-N0315-1BR

Eta: Thanks, landshoes! I'll be sure to document everything. MAC already leaves much to be desired...


I went to tour Regents a while back and found a huge difference between the individual units that I saw. Some looked wonderful (as pictured), and others were horribly run down. I'm assuming a renovated unit would be one of the nicer ones, but definitely be cautious - they don't all look like the pictures!

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby 22191313 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:19 pm

Please can someone point me in the direction of the cheapest most ghetto housing that is close enough to get to the school by foot or bike or something?

I'm serious. Don't mind living in Chiraq if the rent is dirt cheap and I can get to the school.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby UnicornHunter » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:29 pm

22191313 wrote:Please can someone point me in the direction of the cheapest most ghetto housing that is close enough to get to the school by foot or bike or something?

I'm serious. Don't mind living in Chiraq if the rent is dirt cheap and I can get to the school.


If you can find a roommate y'all could live here for $425 a month:

http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/Wo ... ?3col=true

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby landshoes » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:32 pm

basically look south of the school

but you should seriously look at 1) getting a roommate for 2) grad housing. it's cheap for what you get.

and I get being cheap but you really don't want to live in the shitty parts of the south side, it's genuinely dangerous. not worth it to get jacked for your laptop (with all your notes) and your books and shit.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby landshoes » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:34 pm

also, look for a place with heat included. it's $$$$$

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby 22191313 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:58 pm

Thanks for the advice. That helps immensely- and good points (about the heat too)

If anyone on here is interested in a roomate feel free to PM me.

I will be posting on the FB page once I put down my deposit.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby skers » Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:28 pm

That is not a very smart decision.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby KMart » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:11 am

skers wrote:That is not a very smart decision.

+1. Love Chicago, but be careful.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby chicago-gunner123 » Sat May 21, 2016 3:10 pm

Anyone have an Esptein Land Use outline they are willing to share and/or tips to approach that exam?

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby bearsfan23 » Sun May 22, 2016 4:26 am

22191313 wrote:Please can someone point me in the direction of the cheapest most ghetto housing that is close enough to get to the school by foot or bike or something?

I'm serious. Don't mind living in Chiraq if the rent is dirt cheap and I can get to the school.


I'm hoping this was just an unfunny joke, especially the "Chiraq" part.

The worst parts of Chicago, some of which are pretty near Hyde Park, are as dangerous as any place in the world. You won't be walking or biking to school from there, and you'll want to move out on Day 1. Follow the advice people have given on where to live for 1L, and Chicago can be great.

Don't try to act tough and don't be dumb

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby Emma. » Sun May 22, 2016 12:14 pm

bearsfan23 wrote:
22191313 wrote:Please can someone point me in the direction of the cheapest most ghetto housing that is close enough to get to the school by foot or bike or something?

I'm serious. Don't mind living in Chiraq if the rent is dirt cheap and I can get to the school.


I'm hoping this was just an unfunny joke, especially the "Chiraq" part.

The worst parts of Chicago, some of which are pretty near Hyde Park, are as dangerous as any place in the world. You won't be walking or biking to school from there, and you'll want to move out on Day 1. Follow the advice people have given on where to live for 1L, and Chicago can be great.

Don't try to act tough and don't be dumb


:? :roll:

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby landshoes » Sun May 22, 2016 8:28 pm

also they already said thanks for the advice so I'm assuming they are not going to move to gresham or something. it's ok everyone

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby trramic » Mon May 30, 2016 2:28 pm

Any tips for not failing Helmholz? I only have a few days to commit to Property so could use advice on prioritizing/ what to look at.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby bill_swerski » Mon May 30, 2016 10:03 pm

trramic wrote:Any tips for not failing Helmholz? I only have a few days to commit to Property so could use advice on prioritizing/ what to look at.


Read Moynihan and Understanding Property by Sprankling (two supplements). I'm not sure how he is structuring the exam; last year he trolled us with a multiple choice section that had ridiculous questions (there really was no way to be prepared for it).

The concepts for property aren't very difficult to grasp. You just need the right book to explain it to you (e.g. Moynihan/Sprankling).

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby trramic » Mon May 30, 2016 10:22 pm

bill_swerski wrote:
trramic wrote:Any tips for not failing Helmholz? I only have a few days to commit to Property so could use advice on prioritizing/ what to look at.


Read Moynihan and Understanding Property by Sprankling (two supplements). I'm not sure how he is structuring the exam; last year he trolled us with a multiple choice section that had ridiculous questions (there really was no way to be prepared for it).

The concepts for property aren't very difficult to grasp. You just need the right book to explain it to you (e.g. Moynihan/Sprankling).


Thanks -- I'll look at those. He let us know there will be MC section this year as well (closed book as I'm assuming it was for you too) and told us he aims to make them "impossible" so I've already given up on that part anyway.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby RecoveringJD » Tue May 31, 2016 7:12 pm

trramic wrote:Any tips for not failing Helmholz? I only have a few days to commit to Property so could use advice on prioritizing/ what to look at.


If you take the usual approach (write a shit ton of words and hope something sticks), he will shave points off. Be succinct, answer the question/prompt, and more so here than any other class, don't write more than you have to.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby landshoes » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:00 pm

Do you know when we might expect to get our grades? Has it historically been a quick turnaround after finals, or is it more like a month?

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby daedalus2309 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:47 pm

landshoes wrote:Do you know when we might expect to get our grades? Has it historically been a quick turnaround after finals, or is it more like a month?


I'm also curious to hear.

Just to save time for 1L's who are checking in on this thread, the due date for non-paper, non-graduating grades is Monday June 20th this year. Who knows how soon after that, or whether or elective grades come in first.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby WheninLaw » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:49 pm

landshoes wrote:Do you know when we might expect to get our grades? Has it historically been a quick turnaround after finals, or is it more like a month?


My 1L year (2013):

Bigelow: 6/14
Elective: 7/9
All other classes: 7/11

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby eliminatorjr » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:58 am

WheninLaw wrote:
landshoes wrote:Do you know when we might expect to get our grades? Has it historically been a quick turnaround after finals, or is it more like a month?


My 1L year (2013):

Bigelow: 6/14
Elective: 7/9
All other classes: 7/11


That's very specific. Good work.

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby InfinitelyStressed » Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:04 am

Any input on Glass Menagerie photos from current students? If I have one professional looking photo and one a little more casual, which should I go with? I want employers to take me seriously, but I also don't want to have classmates and professors think that I'm overdoing it. Opinions/any regrets? What do most people use?

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Re: UChi Students & Alumni Taking Questions

Postby Eldon Tyrell » Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:36 am

InfinitelyStressed wrote:Any input on Glass Menagerie photos from current students? If I have one professional looking photo and one a little more casual, which should I go with? I want employers to take me seriously, but I also don't want to have classmates and professors think that I'm overdoing it. Opinions/any regrets? What do most people use?


People do it both ways. But my thought is that this is your first impression with potential employers and classmates. I've seen people shunned for an unprofessional glass menagerie photo. I'd get one that's headshot quality. PM for a photographer's number. He'll do them for only a few hundred dollars.




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