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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dolfan0516 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:18 pm

Bumi wrote:
dolfan0516 wrote:I am currently getting credit for a summer internship and have the chance of getting a part time internship in the fall. Would I be able to get credit for it? I heard that the summer and school year practicum classes are technically different. Is this true?


What is the internship with? Is it one of the public interest ones or is it an organization or is it a judge?

I assume it's not a judge because people call those externships usually, but I will say that the people I know who did school-year work for judges said it was way too much damn work for during the school year. Either sure "part-time" really means that or tightly limit your credits or extracurriculars.


It would be with a government agency. They require 15 hours a week for 10 weeks. My position this summer is with a different government agency and I'm in the public interest class for it.

This summer I am taking 6 credits, so I figured if I have this internship in the fall, I could take 2 classes and the practicum class for a total of 10 credits and still be a couple of credits ahead of the game.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:22 pm

dolfan0516 wrote:
It would be with a government agency. They require 15 hours a week for 10 weeks. My position this summer is with a different government agency and I'm in the public interest class for it.

This summer I am taking 6 credits, so I figured if I have this internship in the fall, I could take 2 classes and the practicum class for a total of 10 credits and still be a couple of credits ahead of the game.

I'd suggest taking another bs seminar or something and do two drafts so you get 3 credits and can get ahead so you can have a light 3L. Those of us that are staring down 29-32 credit hours for 3L are not excited.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:26 pm

dolfan0516 wrote:
Bumi wrote:
dolfan0516 wrote:I am currently getting credit for a summer internship and have the chance of getting a part time internship in the fall. Would I be able to get credit for it? I heard that the summer and school year practicum classes are technically different. Is this true?


What is the internship with? Is it one of the public interest ones or is it an organization or is it a judge?

I assume it's not a judge because people call those externships usually, but I will say that the people I know who did school-year work for judges said it was way too much damn work for during the school year. Either sure "part-time" really means that or tightly limit your credits or extracurriculars.


It would be with a government agency. They require 15 hours a week for 10 weeks. My position this summer is with a different government agency and I'm in the public interest class for it.

This summer I am taking 6 credits, so I figured if I have this internship in the fall, I could take 2 classes and the practicum class for a total of 10 credits and still be a couple of credits ahead of the game.


I used up the credits I got ahead during summer during fall, and it was kind of a mistake. I wished I waited til 3L.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby hmlee » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:57 pm

I was a summer SLIP intern at the DOJ during my 2L summer and then continued to work at the same office as a fall intern. I took the criminal practicum because my office did criminal antitrust law. It was sometimes a hassle getting back and forth, but I liked all the connections I made continuing to work there. Still talk to those people from time to time.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:24 pm

I did a judicial externship and didn't take the practicum, so that's also an option, but only if you're crazy and ridiculous like I am, or don't need the credits. And if you don't get credit, you can log all of your hours as volunteer work.

But I also took 17 credits each of my last 3 semesters of law school for no reason, so I'm probably not the best one to be giving advice on these types of things. :lol:

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:22 am

Holly Golightly wrote:I did a judicial externship and didn't take the practicum, so that's also an option, but only if you're crazy and ridiculous like I am, or don't need the credits. And if you don't get credit, you can log all of your hours as volunteer work.

But I also took 17 credits each of my last 3 semesters of law school for no reason, so I'm probably not the best one to be giving advice on these types of things. :lol:

Hmm. My judge specifically required that I be earning credits to be permitted to work for free, so I guess it varies by judge.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:41 am

Where do we go to get our 7-11 license applications signed?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Throttle » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:22 pm

Is there a Gym near the law school, and do you have to pay $45 a month or some bullshit like that or is it free( included in tuition)?

Edit: ok nvm found my answer. 192 a year

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Solistus » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:39 pm

How do most people cover living expenses during 1L summer? Should I plan to stretch my 1L loan budget over the summer months, in case I strike out with all the paid SA/externship/etc. positions I apply to, or is there a better backup option in that case? I know I'm getting ahead of myself as a 0L... Just trying to figure out my 1L budget, and whether or not I include those extra 3 months obviously makes quite a difference.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:40 pm

Solistus wrote:How do most people cover living expenses during 1L summer? Should I plan to stretch my 1L loan budget over the summer months, in case I strike out with all the paid SA/externship/etc. positions I apply to, or is there a better backup option in that case? I know I'm getting ahead of myself as a 0L... Just trying to figure out my 1L budget, and whether or not I include those extra 3 months obviously makes quite a difference.

It is definitely smart to stretch your loan budget over the summer. You can also take classes (tuition over the summer is free) and take out more loans for the summer, but this might be a bad idea if you're debt averse.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:41 pm

Solistus wrote:How do most people cover living expenses during 1L summer? Should I plan to stretch my 1L loan budget over the summer months, in case I strike out with all the paid SA/externship/etc. positions I apply to, or is there a better backup option in that case? I know I'm getting ahead of myself as a 0L... Just trying to figure out my 1L budget, and whether or not I include those extra 3 months obviously makes quite a difference.


People do it all sorts of ways. Some get paid jerbs that barely cover the bills (RA, internships), others take student loans for their unpaid internship credits, some get public interest stipends, and others just use their student loan money from the school year.

I'd aim to save, but you have a fallback if you need it.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:05 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Solistus wrote:How do most people cover living expenses during 1L summer? Should I plan to stretch my 1L loan budget over the summer months, in case I strike out with all the paid SA/externship/etc. positions I apply to, or is there a better backup option in that case? I know I'm getting ahead of myself as a 0L... Just trying to figure out my 1L budget, and whether or not I include those extra 3 months obviously makes quite a difference.


People do it all sorts of ways. Some get paid jerbs that barely cover the bills (RA, internships), others take student loans for their unpaid internship credits, some get public interest stipends, and others just use their student loan money from the school year.

I'd aim to save, but you have a fallback if you need it.

If you do a public interest job, you can also take a practicum and get credit for it and get loan money that way. The problem with taking loans, though, is that you don't get them until like late June, so you still need to stretch your loan money from the school year a bit.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Fitz51 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:12 pm

When are 1L first semester finals usually over? The academic calendar has it the Dec 7-19. Is it common to have one on the last couple of days? No way to predict?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:14 pm

Fitz51 wrote:When are 1L first semester finals usually over? The academic calendar has it the Dec 7-19. Is it common to have one on the last couple of days? No way to predict?


Exam schedule us Monday, Thursday, Monday, Thursday. You will have an exam the last day.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:15 pm

Fitz51 wrote:When are 1L first semester finals usually over? The academic calendar has it the Dec 7-19. Is it common to have one on the last couple of days? No way to predict?


You'll have one on Dec 19 most likely.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:36 pm

How much do GPAs go up for 2Ls? I would like to figure out if my percentile went up. Like, does the median mvoe up? By how much?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:45 pm

VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:How much do GPAs go up for 2Ls? I would like to figure out if my percentile went up. Like, does the median mvoe up? By how much?


No real use trying to figure it out. By graduation median is round 3.65. So probably 3.5 for 2L. Maybe higher since transfers don't have any 1L grades. So could be like 3.55.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:08 pm

I realize this question is very neurotic, but I'd rather ask a stupid question and get piece of mind then not ask it:

The place my wife and I are applying to has a 75 lb limit on dogs. We haven't weighed our dog in a while, last time we did he was right around 75 lb's. The landlord said they won't check BUT if a neighbor complains about him they will have to weigh him and if he is even 76 lb's our lease is voided. Has anyone ever heard of a bitchy neighbor doing something like this? This would be worst case scenario. Our dog is pretty friendly and may try to lick neighbors or something, but he never barks and never acts mean.
Again, dumb neurotic question, I know the answer is probably "this never happens," but had to ask anyway 'cause getting my lease voided would be the worst.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby PBateman1 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:42 pm

Micdiddy wrote:I realize this question is very neurotic, but I'd rather ask a stupid question and get piece of mind then not ask it:

The place my wife and I are applying to has a 75 lb limit on dogs. We haven't weighed our dog in a while, last time we did he was right around 75 lb's. The landlord said they won't check BUT if a neighbor complains about him they will have to weigh him and if he is even 76 lb's our lease is voided. Has anyone ever heard of a bitchy neighbor doing something like this? This would be worst case scenario. Our dog is pretty friendly and may try to lick neighbors or something, but he never barks and never acts mean.
Again, dumb neurotic question, I know the answer is probably "this never happens," but had to ask anyway 'cause getting my lease voided would be the worst.


If you're really really worried maybe put your dog on a diet? I wouldn't be too concerned though, this is Chicago. I lived in 111 E. Chestnut for a while and I used to exercise my pup by running up and down the halls with her. She even ran into my neighbors units a few times and they laughed it off. So your best strategy may be to get on good terms with the neighbors early.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:44 pm

PBateman1 wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:I realize this question is very neurotic, but I'd rather ask a stupid question and get piece of mind then not ask it:

The place my wife and I are applying to has a 75 lb limit on dogs. We haven't weighed our dog in a while, last time we did he was right around 75 lb's. The landlord said they won't check BUT if a neighbor complains about him they will have to weigh him and if he is even 76 lb's our lease is voided. Has anyone ever heard of a bitchy neighbor doing something like this? This would be worst case scenario. Our dog is pretty friendly and may try to lick neighbors or something, but he never barks and never acts mean.
Again, dumb neurotic question, I know the answer is probably "this never happens," but had to ask anyway 'cause getting my lease voided would be the worst.


If you're really really worried maybe put your dog on a diet? I wouldn't be too concerned though, this is Chicago. I lived in 111 E. Chestnut for a while and I used to exercise my pup by running up and down the halls with her. She even ran into my neighbors units a few times and they laughed it off. So your best strategy may be to get on good terms with the neighbors early.

lol that's awesome. i have a feeling the people on the floor below you probably weren't quite as cool with it though

ETA: but I'd probably put my dog on a diet too just to be safe. I'm pretty neurotic too though

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:55 pm

Micdiddy wrote:I realize this question is very neurotic, but I'd rather ask a stupid question and get piece of mind then not ask it:

The place my wife and I are applying to has a 75 lb limit on dogs. We haven't weighed our dog in a while, last time we did he was right around 75 lb's. The landlord said they won't check BUT if a neighbor complains about him they will have to weigh him and if he is even 76 lb's our lease is voided. Has anyone ever heard of a bitchy neighbor doing something like this? This would be worst case scenario. Our dog is pretty friendly and may try to lick neighbors or something, but he never barks and never acts mean.
Again, dumb neurotic question, I know the answer is probably "this never happens," but had to ask anyway 'cause getting my lease voided would be the worst.


By the time they actually went through the process of evicting you your lease would probably be up and you would have had time to find a new place. I wouldn't really worry about it.

I've had a dog over the limit in buildings before and never had a problem.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:19 pm

Yeah I will def be on good terms with neighbors. My kind of dog is one where dog people LOVE him obsessively 'cause he's ridic cute and friendly. Not dog people are scared of him/hate him because he will run up, sniff their junk and then run around like a chicken with its head cut off.
Hopefully my number are dog people :)
Ok, applying to "the perfect place" tomorrow. Wish me luck.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby CupOfTea » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:26 pm

Anyone know of apts for rent starting in Aug in the gold coast area? Looking for studios, $1k a month or less. Thanks!

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby basilseal » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:32 pm

Is there something in this thread that talks about ITA?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:15 pm

basilseal wrote:Is there something in this thread that talks about ITA?

What are your questions?




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