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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Sentry » Mon May 16, 2011 6:52 pm

What are some good places to live in south loop?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Thu May 19, 2011 11:29 am

Did you current NU students fill out the health record thing? I don't wanna hunt down my shot records/get a bunch of new shots if I don't have to. Is it a big deal?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby EarlCat » Thu May 19, 2011 8:53 pm

homestyle28 wrote:Did you current NU students fill out the health record thing? I don't wanna hunt down my shot records/get a bunch of new shots if I don't have to. Is it a big deal?

Yes.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu May 19, 2011 9:06 pm

homestyle28 wrote:Did you current NU students fill out the health record thing? I don't wanna hunt down my shot records/get a bunch of new shots if I don't have to. Is it a big deal?

I was able to fill mine out with info from a similar form I had to get for undergrad. If you save stuff like that, it could be very helpful.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu May 19, 2011 9:27 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Did you current NU students fill out the health record thing? I don't wanna hunt down my shot records/get a bunch of new shots if I don't have to. Is it a big deal?

I was able to fill mine out with info from a similar form I had to get for undergrad. If you save stuff like that, it could be very helpful.


Shouldn't it just be a matter of calling your doctor's office? I know my HMO medical record has all my shots since birth, even though I've been on and off that HMO plan since I was about 5.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu May 19, 2011 9:43 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Did you current NU students fill out the health record thing? I don't wanna hunt down my shot records/get a bunch of new shots if I don't have to. Is it a big deal?

I was able to fill mine out with info from a similar form I had to get for undergrad. If you save stuff like that, it could be very helpful.


Shouldn't it just be a matter of calling your doctor's office? I know my HMO medical record has all my shots since birth, even though I've been on and off that HMO plan since I was about 5.


My doctor couldn't find two of mine, so they just gave me 1 of them again, and ran a blood test for the other.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Fri May 20, 2011 8:28 am

Desert Fox wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Did you current NU students fill out the health record thing? I don't wanna hunt down my shot records/get a bunch of new shots if I don't have to. Is it a big deal?

I was able to fill mine out with info from a similar form I had to get for undergrad. If you save stuff like that, it could be very helpful.


Shouldn't it just be a matter of calling your doctor's office? I know my HMO medical record has all my shots since birth, even though I've been on and off that HMO plan since I was about 5.


My doctor couldn't find two of mine, so they just gave me 1 of them again, and ran a blood test for the other.


I've had to hunt these down before, it was just tedious, but doable so I guess I'll get on it...my childhood Dr. retired like 15years ago so hopefully I still have a copy somewhere.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri May 20, 2011 9:13 am

I don't know how many more times you'd need to prove immunizations, but y'all might consider getting a WHO card. I had to get one for Peace Corps, but it's basically just a list of all your vaccinations (and any allergies) on a bright yellow card. Toss it wherever you keep your passport/social security card/important papers, and you're good to go.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Bumi » Mon May 23, 2011 10:29 am

What the hell does this mean?
@tweetsbyjohann wrote:10 more minutes of having to answer, where is #BarBri. Hire someone and make a dang sign!

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Mon May 23, 2011 10:33 am

Bumi wrote:What the hell does this mean?
@tweetsbyjohann wrote:10 more minutes of having to answer, where is #BarBri. Hire someone and make a dang sign!


Barbri is a bar exam prep course. I would imagine that a lot of the new grads are trying to sign up, but I don't know what Johann's problem is.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby ncct07 » Mon May 23, 2011 12:08 pm

homestyle28 wrote:Did you current NU students fill out the health record thing? I don't wanna hunt down my shot records/get a bunch of new shots if I don't have to. Is it a big deal?


State of Illinois requires it.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Nola » Sat May 28, 2011 10:41 am

I am going to be in Chicago a few months early. Can any of you current students recommend any ways to get a jump on 1L? Books to read? Cases to review? Topics to review?

Thanks guys.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Sat May 28, 2011 2:02 pm

Nola wrote:I am going to be in Chicago a few months early. Can any of you current students recommend any ways to get a jump on 1L? Books to read? Cases to review? Topics to review?

Thanks guys.


Relax, read for fun, get in shape. Doing well in 1L is all about stress and burnout management. You actually have more than enough time to learn the material.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Sat May 28, 2011 2:28 pm

rayiner wrote:
Nola wrote:I am going to be in Chicago a few months early. Can any of you current students recommend any ways to get a jump on 1L? Books to read? Cases to review? Topics to review?

Thanks guys.


Relax, read for fun, get in shape. Doing well in 1L is all about stress and burnout management. You actually have more than enough time to learn the material.


Learn how to drink without a hangover. That's important. During second semester I forgot. And it's kicked my ass two weekends in a row.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat May 28, 2011 10:22 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
rayiner wrote:
Nola wrote:I am going to be in Chicago a few months early. Can any of you current students recommend any ways to get a jump on 1L? Books to read? Cases to review? Topics to review?

Thanks guys.


Relax, read for fun, get in shape. Doing well in 1L is all about stress and burnout management. You actually have more than enough time to learn the material.


Learn how to drink without a hangover. That's important. During second semester I forgot. And it's kicked my ass two weekends in a row.

I second all of this. Also, spend some time at the beach and check out all of the street fests. Chicago is a lovely city in the summer and only in the summer.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Sat May 28, 2011 11:19 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
rayiner wrote:
Nola wrote:I am going to be in Chicago a few months early. Can any of you current students recommend any ways to get a jump on 1L? Books to read? Cases to review? Topics to review?

Thanks guys.


Relax, read for fun, get in shape. Doing well in 1L is all about stress and burnout management. You actually have more than enough time to learn the material.


Learn how to drink without a hangover. That's important. During second semester I forgot. And it's kicked my ass two weekends in a row.

I second all of this. Also, spend some time at the beach and check out all of the street fests. Chicago is a lovely city in the summer and only in the summer.


Fall is amazing until Halloween.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby yxlaw » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:25 pm

Anyone know what is the cutoff GPA for Order of the Coif at NU?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:39 pm

yxlaw wrote:Anyone know what is the cutoff GPA for Order of the Coif at NU?


IIRC it's top 10%, so it moves around.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby yxlaw » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:45 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
yxlaw wrote:Anyone know what is the cutoff GPA for Order of the Coif at NU?


IIRC it's top 10%, so it moves around.


Any idea what are the approximately GPAs in the past several years? even a range? Or what is top 10%?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 2011Cycle » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:58 pm

yxlaw wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
yxlaw wrote:Anyone know what is the cutoff GPA for Order of the Coif at NU?


IIRC it's top 10%, so it moves around.


Any idea what are the approximately GPAs in the past several years? even a range? Or what is top 10%?

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/academics/grading_policy.html

Considering 25% of the students in a particular course must receive an A- or greater, the top 10% gpa probably falls between cum laudeand magna cum laude. When in doubt contact the registrars office. For those registrar offices I have contacted they have been forthcoming with the historical data you are inquiring regards.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:37 pm

Northwestern is pretty tight lipped about what grades = what percent. The top the curve is really inflated compared to other schools.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:07 pm

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=86361&start=200#p2422291

This will help with the honors scales. Note though, there is some inflation of GPA after 1L. It seems in many uncurved classes A- is median grade given.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby yxlaw » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:15 pm

Desert Fox wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=86361&start=200#p2422291

This will help with the honors scales. Note though, there is some inflation of GPA after 1L. It seems in many uncurved classes A- is median grade given.


Thanks! That's helpful! If anyone knows the cutoff, I'd appreciate if you can PM me.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:05 am

Sorry if this has been answered.... but what's the reasoning behind judicial externships not being eligible for SPFIF?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:08 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Sorry if this has been answered.... but what's the reasoning behind judicial externships not being eligible for SPFIF?


It's not public interest. SPFIF exists to support public interest students.




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