In at Chicago!

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johnstuartmill
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby johnstuartmill » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:18 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:my cousin went to chicago law and lived in an apartment in hyde park and later downtown/northside. from what I saw when I visited there are tons of nice small apartment buildings close to campus filled with students.

Filled with law students, or just U of C students in general?

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby maudlinstreet » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:15 pm

Hi everyone! looking for advice on something. since being done with my cycle, I've gotten a lot of e-mails from professors/students/alumni wanting to talk to me. at first, this was fine, because I had questions about the different schools and was interested in hearing from their perspective. however, I've pretty much made up my mind and I don't really want to waste their time by making them talk to me about a school I'm probably not going to attend.

I'm posting here because chicago has been the most vigilant in this regard - an older alum as well as a professor recently sent me e-mails wanting to speak to me. I'm not exactly sure how to respond - I don't want to withdraw from the schools just yet, but I also don't want to waste their time. I figure I could send them an e-mail saying "Sorry, I don't have any questions," but that seems kind of dismissive. I could just ignore the e-mails, but that seems sort of rude as well. any advice would be appreciated!

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby ranovr32 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:59 am

maudlinstreet wrote:Hi everyone! looking for advice on something. since being done with my cycle, I've gotten a lot of e-mails from professors/students/alumni wanting to talk to me. at first, this was fine, because I had questions about the different schools and was interested in hearing from their perspective. however, I've pretty much made up my mind and I don't really want to waste their time by making them talk to me about a school I'm probably not going to attend.

I'm posting here because chicago has been the most vigilant in this regard - an older alum as well as a professor recently sent me e-mails wanting to speak to me. I'm not exactly sure how to respond - I don't want to withdraw from the schools just yet, but I also don't want to waste their time. I figure I could send them an e-mail saying "Sorry, I don't have any questions," but that seems kind of dismissive. I could just ignore the e-mails, but that seems sort of rude as well. any advice would be appreciated!

Just ignore the email, that is the beauty of electronic communication. I mean if you really feel bad about it you can always tell them via email, I have no questions, if I do I'll contact you. It isn't like they sit around at their desks waiting for you to reply. Believe me they won't take it personally if one of their 800 admits doesn't respond to their emails.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Kronk » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:13 pm

edited

No quote please.
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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:15 pm

Kronk wrote:IMPRESSIVE

No quote please.


Damn, that is impressive. I did not receive that.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Kronk » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:19 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Kronk wrote:IMPRESSIVE

No quote please.


Damn, that is impressive. I did not receive that.


Makes me want to go to UChicago next year, to be honest.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby nixxers » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:29 pm

Kronk wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Kronk wrote:IMPRESSIVE

No quote please.


Damn, that is impressive. I did not receive that.


Makes me want to go to UChicago next year, to be honest.


....o.o

::looks nosy::

...>.>

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby ranovr32 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:48 pm

Booked my flight and ASW, pretty excited to see Hyde Park. Any hope of the weather reaching high 60's low 70's for ASW weekend?

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby quetzalcoatl » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:08 pm

Just went UR. Please send me a decision by the end of the month!

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby adgirl13 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:24 pm

johnstuartmill wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:my cousin went to chicago law and lived in an apartment in hyde park and later downtown/northside. from what I saw when I visited there are tons of nice small apartment buildings close to campus filled with students.

Filled with law students, or just U of C students in general?


I went to undergrad at U of C and knew a few students at the law school during my time there. Most law students do live in Regents or other similar buildings (Hyde Park Towers, etc). The apartment buildings closer to campus are mostly full of undergrads. I know grad students who live in these buildings, but they tend to move out of HP or to Regents after their first year. The general feel of these apts is definitely that of an undergrad mentality. I lived in an apt near campus and in Regents and I would be inclined to say that Regents would be the way to go if you are in grad school.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby polydolly » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:46 pm

adgirl13 wrote:
johnstuartmill wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:my cousin went to chicago law and lived in an apartment in hyde park and later downtown/northside. from what I saw when I visited there are tons of nice small apartment buildings close to campus filled with students.

Filled with law students, or just U of C students in general?


I went to undergrad at U of C and knew a few students at the law school during my time there. Most law students do live in Regents or other similar buildings (Hyde Park Towers, etc). The apartment buildings closer to campus are mostly full of undergrads. I know grad students who live in these buildings, but they tend to move out of HP or to Regents after their first year. The general feel of these apts is definitely that of an undergrad mentality. I lived in an apt near campus and in Regents and I would be inclined to say that Regents would be the way to go if you are in grad school.

What is the difference between an apartment like Regents that has a grad feel and other apartments that have an undergrad feel? Is it simply less partying/noise? I definitely want to understand the difference before I assume that I would like a grad atmosphere better.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby adgirl13 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:49 pm

polydolly wrote:
adgirl13 wrote:
johnstuartmill wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:my cousin went to chicago law and lived in an apartment in hyde park and later downtown/northside. from what I saw when I visited there are tons of nice small apartment buildings close to campus filled with students.

Filled with law students, or just U of C students in general?


I went to undergrad at U of C and knew a few students at the law school during my time there. Most law students do live in Regents or other similar buildings (Hyde Park Towers, etc). The apartment buildings closer to campus are mostly full of undergrads. I know grad students who live in these buildings, but they tend to move out of HP or to Regents after their first year. The general feel of these apts is definitely that of an undergrad mentality. I lived in an apt near campus and in Regents and I would be inclined to say that Regents would be the way to go if you are in grad school.

What is the difference between an apartment like Regents that has a grad feel and other apartments that have an undergrad feel? Is it simply less partying/noise? I definitely want to understand the difference before I assume that I would like a grad atmosphere better.


Yeah, Regents is bigger, but it is quieter. If you don't have a hard time sleeping, you might do better than me in a regular apt. But I lived in an apt with parties going on at all times of the week as did a lot of my friends and I just dont think I'd like that as a grad student. Regents is still social and still fun, there are just other people who live there besides students so it is naturally quieter.

I loved Regents. I had friends on floors up and down my tower, a great view, and the commute was easy. I would highly recommend it, even though it seems a little expensive for HP.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Kretzy » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:36 pm

I had coffee with Dean Perry today along with a few other admits, and she was really wonderful. Spent well over an hour answering our questions, and was really honest about the school (especially upcoming changes to PI stuff, which they're planning to announce at ASW).

Definitely left me with a good impression :)

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Amelie » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:42 pm

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:05 pm

polydolly wrote:
adgirl13 wrote:
johnstuartmill wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:my cousin went to chicago law and lived in an apartment in hyde park and later downtown/northside. from what I saw when I visited there are tons of nice small apartment buildings close to campus filled with students.

Filled with law students, or just U of C students in general?


I went to undergrad at U of C and knew a few students at the law school during my time there. Most law students do live in Regents or other similar buildings (Hyde Park Towers, etc). The apartment buildings closer to campus are mostly full of undergrads. I know grad students who live in these buildings, but they tend to move out of HP or to Regents after their first year. The general feel of these apts is definitely that of an undergrad mentality. I lived in an apt near campus and in Regents and I would be inclined to say that Regents would be the way to go if you are in grad school.

What is the difference between an apartment like Regents that has a grad feel and other apartments that have an undergrad feel? Is it simply less partying/noise? I definitely want to understand the difference before I assume that I would like a grad atmosphere better.


Chicago undergrads partying? Noise? Pffft...blasphemy.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby johnstuartmill » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:11 pm

Kretzy wrote:I had coffee with Dean Perry today along with a few other admits, and she was really wonderful. Spent well over an hour answering our questions, and was really honest about the school (especially upcoming changes to PI stuff, which they're planning to announce at ASW).

Definitely left me with a good impression :)

Dean Perry is great. I chose to ED at Chicago over Columbia after I met her at a law school fair.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby MURPH » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:04 pm

Dinged today. I am a loser.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby jitsrenzo » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:02 pm

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby skynet » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:58 am

jitsrenzo wrote:I was told that my financial aid offer would be coming today, and I've been patiently waiting for it. But it looks like Chicago didn't get back to me. Grr

mine is supposed to be here today "at the latest."

EDIT: Just got an email from UChi--"University of Chicago Law School Career Services Chat at 3 p.m. Central Today." <smashes computer>

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:40 pm

Any luck negotiating?

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby Nom Sawyer » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:11 pm

skynet wrote:
jitsrenzo wrote:I was told that my financial aid offer would be coming today, and I've been patiently waiting for it. But it looks like Chicago didn't get back to me. Grr

mine is supposed to be here today "at the latest."

EDIT: Just got an email from UChi--"University of Chicago Law School Career Services Chat at 3 p.m. Central Today." <smashes computer>


lol yeah those come out pretty often

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby tintin » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:52 am

is anyone else going to the day in the life thing on march 29th?? i can't make ASW so I'm doing that...

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby gotmilk? » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:29 pm

For those of you who are looking for a roommate, there is a discussion thread on the Class of 2013 facebook page.

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby tintin » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:08 pm

Hey, did anyone else get an email from Karla Vargas with an invitation to apply to the Dewey LeBoeuf Emerging scholars scholarship? I got one but from reading the scholarship description it's for TFA members. I never did TFA nor do I intend to........was this just a mass email or a mistake on her part?

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Re: In at Chicago!

Postby hopefullaw27 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:09 pm

tintin wrote:Hey, did anyone else get an email from Karla Vargas with an invitation to apply to the Dewey LeBoeuf Emerging scholars scholarship? I got one but from reading the scholarship description it's for TFA members. I never did TFA nor do I intend to........was this just a mass email or a mistake on her part?


Hey tintin...i just got that too. also wondering whether it was a mass email. haven't done TFA, but a large part of my PS revolved around my experiences with innercity education and wanting to reform it...




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