Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Dr. Filth » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:55 am

Pokemon wrote:
Dr. Filth wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
whereskyle wrote:how frequently do students encounter opportunities to go to Bulls games for free?

Why would students get to go to bulls games for free? Nosebleed tickets are like $75

The school actually gives a free ticket out to all those that get A+'s first semester.



I would not know about that.

that's why TLS is so useful. a good cross-section of the class. i remember i scalped two of my tickets and made $500. ty, northwestern.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby whereskyle » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:33 pm

What the hell is the northwestern difference if i have to pay 3 figures to see a bulls game? Isnt this school a nouveau riche factory? Unimpressed...

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby babblefish » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:39 pm

If you make a persuasive plea on the listserv, someone will probably start a youcaring website for your tickets.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Pokemon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:39 pm

babblefish wrote:If you make a persuasive plea on the listserv, someone will probably start a youcaring website for your tickets.


Just say your tickets were stolen.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby LRGhost » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:21 pm

whereskyle wrote:What the hell is the northwestern difference if i have to pay 3 figures to see a bulls game? Isnt this school a nouveau riche factory? Unimpressed...


Kellogg is the nouveau riche factory. NULS makes lawyers.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:44 pm

whereskyle wrote:What the hell is the northwestern difference if i have to pay 3 figures to see a bulls game? Isnt this school a nouveau riche factory? Unimpressed...

+1 :lol:


On a separate note: Do transfers get an admissions packet with swag or anything? I may have just missed it b/c I moved, but I've always liked admissions swag...

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:48 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
whereskyle wrote:What the hell is the northwestern difference if i have to pay 3 figures to see a bulls game? Isnt this school a nouveau riche factory? Unimpressed...

+1 :lol:


On a separate note: Do transfers get an admissions packet with swag or anything? I may have just missed it b/c I moved, but I've always liked admissions swag...

you'll probably bet shitty waterbottles and shirts at orientation. spoiler alert: the letters on the water bottle will fall off within a year.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bananasplit19 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:48 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
whereskyle wrote:What the hell is the northwestern difference if i have to pay 3 figures to see a bulls game? Isnt this school a nouveau riche factory? Unimpressed...

+1 :lol:


On a separate note: Do transfers get an admissions packet with swag or anything? I may have just missed it b/c I moved, but I've always liked admissions swag...

The only swag I got as a 1L was a t-shirt and a legal folder portfolio, and the portfolio I had to earn by winning the stupid orientation scavenger hunt.

ETA: I also jacked unsubtle amounts of candy bowl on CSO's front desk.

ETA2: Oh, I guess I got a NU laptop/iphone/ipod skin early on too. Total chick magnet, that one.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Pokemon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:52 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
whereskyle wrote:What the hell is the northwestern difference if i have to pay 3 figures to see a bulls game? Isnt this school a nouveau riche factory? Unimpressed...

+1 :lol:


On a separate note: Do transfers get an admissions packet with swag or anything? I may have just missed it b/c I moved, but I've always liked admissions swag...



Unfortunately, tuition was raised only 3% this year, so the swag will be limited.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:55 pm

shirts
I like the sound of that. need new workout clothes. Also, Candy.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Micdiddy » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:57 pm

bananasplit19 wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
whereskyle wrote:What the hell is the northwestern difference if i have to pay 3 figures to see a bulls game? Isnt this school a nouveau riche factory? Unimpressed...

+1 :lol:


On a separate note: Do transfers get an admissions packet with swag or anything? I may have just missed it b/c I moved, but I've always liked admissions swag...

The only swag I got as a 1L was a t-shirt and a legal folder portfolio, and the portfolio I had to earn by winning the stupid orientation scavenger hunt.

ETA: I also jacked unsubtle amounts of candy bowl on CSO's front desk.

ETA2: Oh, I guess I got a NU laptop/iphone/ipod skin early on too. Total chick magnet, that one.


I'm still waiting for my replacement water bottle.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bananasplit19 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:01 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
bananasplit19 wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
whereskyle wrote:What the hell is the northwestern difference if i have to pay 3 figures to see a bulls game? Isnt this school a nouveau riche factory? Unimpressed...

+1 :lol:


On a separate note: Do transfers get an admissions packet with swag or anything? I may have just missed it b/c I moved, but I've always liked admissions swag...

The only swag I got as a 1L was a t-shirt and a legal folder portfolio, and the portfolio I had to earn by winning the stupid orientation scavenger hunt.

ETA: I also jacked unsubtle amounts of candy bowl on CSO's front desk.

ETA2: Oh, I guess I got a NU laptop/iphone/ipod skin early on too. Total chick magnet, that one.


I'm still waiting for my replacement water bottle.

I'll get it to you next poker night, but the clock is running...I might get a prescriptive easement on it soon enough.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:04 pm

bananasplit19 wrote:I'll get it to you next poker night, but the clock is running...I might get a prescriptive easement on it soon enough.

How much alcohol is typically involved in this?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Cobretti » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:08 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
bananasplit19 wrote:I'll get it to you next poker night, but the clock is running...I might get a prescriptive easement on it soon enough.

How much alcohol is typically involved in this?

as much as you want, and if you want to come get blackout and keep buying back in you're definitely invited.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:16 pm

Cobretti wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
bananasplit19 wrote:I'll get it to you next poker night, but the clock is running...I might get a prescriptive easement on it soon enough.

How much alcohol is typically involved in this?

as much as you want, and if you want to come get blackout and keep buying back in you're definitely invited.

abso-fucking-lutely

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dempsey6 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:19 pm

Very random question but has anyone ever heard of a law student getting a home loan (post 2009)? Looking at the prices to rent and makes total sense to purchase a place, financially at least… especially if we work in the city after 3 years at NU.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:25 pm

dempsey6 wrote:Very random question but has anyone ever heard of a law student getting a home loan (post 2009)? Looking at the prices to rent and makes total sense to purchase a place, financially at least… especially if we work in the city after 3 years at NU.

I dunno but I can't imagine the "I have $20k in guaranteed income for living costs from student loans and no guarantee of a job in the future" is gonna wow a bank.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby whereskyle » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:40 pm

Flips88 wrote:
dempsey6 wrote:Very random question but has anyone ever heard of a law student getting a home loan (post 2009)? Looking at the prices to rent and makes total sense to purchase a place, financially at least… especially if we work in the city after 3 years at NU.

I dunno but I can't imagine the "I have $20k in guaranteed income for living costs from student loans and no guarantee of a job in the future" is gonna wow a bank.


I would bet one has to present additional evidence of credit worthiness.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby lhanvt13 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:11 pm

whereskyle wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
dempsey6 wrote:Very random question but has anyone ever heard of a law student getting a home loan (post 2009)? Looking at the prices to rent and makes total sense to purchase a place, financially at least… especially if we work in the city after 3 years at NU.

I dunno but I can't imagine the "I have $20k in guaranteed income for living costs from student loans and no guarantee of a job in the future" is gonna wow a bank.


I would bet one has to present additional evidence of credit worthiness.

like their first born child

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby LRGhost » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:47 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
Cobretti wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
bananasplit19 wrote:I'll get it to you next poker night, but the clock is running...I might get a prescriptive easement on it soon enough.

How much alcohol is typically involved in this?

as much as you want, and if you want to come get blackout and keep buying back in you're definitely invited.

abso-fucking-lutely


So uh, let's do this.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby cookiejar1 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:51 pm

I know some married folk who own their home so I've seen it happen but maybe that's just because their spouses are bringing home dat bacon.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:00 pm

cookiejar1 wrote:I know some married folk who own their home so I've seen it happen but maybe that's just because their spouses are bringing home dat bacon.

Well, I have a condo (at home) and make payments on it, but for damn sure I didn't get that loan while being a student and living off student loans. I got it while I was working, and I have a tenant paying rent in it now (theoretically).

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:28 pm

dempsey6 wrote:Very random question but has anyone ever heard of a law student getting a home loan (post 2009)? Looking at the prices to rent and makes total sense to purchase a place, financially at least… especially if we work in the city after 3 years at NU.


Wife and I bought a house when we moved here, but had to rely solely on her income. Student loan left over won't count as income for underwriting purposes.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby MT Cicero » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:03 pm

A couple months ago, the discussion about suits in 1L came up. I glanced over it, but I didn't see an approximate date where 1L folks would need to have a suit ready to go. Anyone have an idea of the earliest we might be looking at a formal business attire for events?

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Postby M458 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:15 pm

Soco Law wrote:A couple months ago, the discussion about suits in 1L came up. I glanced over it, but I didn't see an approximate date where 1L folks would need to have a suit ready to go. Anyone have an idea of the earliest we might be looking at a formal business attire for events?


I'll let someone correct me if I'm off here, but the earliest thing I can think of is the mock interview program in the Fall. I think it happened around mid-October? But even that's optional. The earliest you'll HAVE to own a suit is before Spring OCI, which takes place end of January.




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