Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:40 pm

Solistus wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Solistus wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Without a doubt, the housing tour was the most beneficial part of the weekend. If you're attending NU and didn't get to go, get in contact with StudentSpace.


Why StudentSpace? I looked at their listings online and wasn't really impressed, so I've been browsing padmapper and craigslist mostly.

StudentSpace is useful if you want to live right near campus. Some people do, some don't. It's just personal preference.


Yeah, that's what it looked like. I don't know how anyone can fit a $1400+ rent into that student loan budget, though. $14k is supposed to cover food and rent for the year.

It's a 9-month budget. Some people stretch it to a full year, but most people either do more loans/SFPIF grants for summer, or paid positions (mostly 1Ls don't get paid positions, although it's not as rare as I thought it was supposed to be.)

Also, you can get studios in McClurg/Onterie for a bit less than $1400. Mine is $1325, and I know people paying $1250.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby KremeCheez » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:18 pm

We seem to have got off topic.
Seriously though...not a single pic....?

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby franklyscarlet » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:35 pm

curepure wrote:Wigmore follies!! That's Marvelous! Love the musical get to maybe(call me maybe ), and here at northwestern (some nights)!! I am eager to watch them again on YouTube


Thank you guys for being such a great audience!!

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby moneyball026 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:29 am

franklyscarlet wrote:
curepure wrote:Wigmore follies!! That's Marvelous! Love the musical get to maybe(call me maybe ), and here at northwestern (some nights)!! I am eager to watch them again on YouTube


Thank you guys for being such a great audience!!


Show was great, and the weekend was awesome. Thank you so much to all the current students! And its weird knowing what you all look like in real life....i feel like i crossed the 4th wall.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby untar614 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:46 am

Solistus wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Without a doubt, the housing tour was the most beneficial part of the weekend. If you're attending NU and didn't get to go, get in contact with StudentSpace.


Why StudentSpace? I looked at their listings online and wasn't really impressed, so I've been browsing padmapper and craigslist mostly.

Students told me to find a broker. Apparently they don't charge you? New to me but w/e worth looking in to

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby untar614 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:49 am

moneyball026 wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
curepure wrote:Wigmore follies!! That's Marvelous! Love the musical get to maybe(call me maybe ), and here at northwestern (some nights)!! I am eager to watch them again on YouTube


Thank you guys for being such a great audience!!


Show was great, and the weekend was awesome. Thank you so much to all the current students! And its weird knowing what you all look like in real life....i feel like i crossed the 4th wall.

Lol I still haven't figured out who most ppl are on here, not that I'm really trying that hard. But scarlet, y'all got some pipes. I was really surprised to hear about the backgrounds of sone if the leads.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby TripTrip » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:32 am

untar614 wrote:
Solistus wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Without a doubt, the housing tour was the most beneficial part of the weekend. If you're attending NU and didn't get to go, get in contact with StudentSpace.


Why StudentSpace? I looked at their listings online and wasn't really impressed, so I've been browsing padmapper and craigslist mostly.

Students told me to find a broker. Apparently they don't charge you? New to me but w/e worth looking in to

Correct. The building managers pay the fees because they get so much traffic from Student Space.

I did just look at their website, and it's not as impressive as the actual tours were at all.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby bk1 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:35 am

TripTrip wrote:
untar614 wrote:Students told me to find a broker. Apparently they don't charge you? New to me but w/e worth looking in to

Correct. The building managers pay the fees because they get so much traffic from Student Space.

I did just look at their website, and it's not as impressive as the actual tours were at all.

Brokers aren't allowed to charge anyone in Chicago. It's not because of volume and it applies to everyone.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby FlowBro » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:04 am

I'm not sure what you guys thought was so impressive about the tours. We basically just walked in and out of model apartments. Sure they were nice but hasn't everyone seen a nice apartment before?

I think there are better rates to be had then going through studentspace.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:18 am

FlowBro wrote:I'm not sure what you guys thought was so impressive about the tours. We basically just walked in and out of model apartments. Sure they were nice but hasn't everyone seen a nice apartment before?

I think there are better rates to be had then going through studentspace.



Agreed. I don't need a pool in my apartment while in LS. Also am not down for mandatory fees, like the forced $30/mo cable at one of the complexes.

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Postby onionz » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:23 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:
FlowBro wrote:I'm not sure what you guys thought was so impressive about the tours. We basically just walked in and out of model apartments. Sure they were nice but hasn't everyone seen a nice apartment before?

I think there are better rates to be had then going through studentspace.



Agreed. I don't need a pool in my apartment while in LS. Also am not down for mandatory fees, like the forced $30/mo cable at one of the complexes.


I currently live at mcclurg which has the forced cable at 30/month. It sucks, but this building is the best bang for your buck in the neighborhood, followed closely by Onterie. Living close has its benefits, and while I don't use the pool here, the stand-alone gym is kind of nice (as nice as the one you're qualified for a discount for while at law school through NU) and they're pretty good managers. Coming from Boston, where everything was older, in worse condition and twice as expensive, this was a pretty good deal in my opinion.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Big Dog » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:33 am

this thread should be closed....without pix, it's worthless. :lol:

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:36 am

Where are all my waitlisted peeps at? Seems like everyone here is accepted..?

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Postby Cobretti » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:40 am

Required airport bloody mary = successful trip

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Clearly » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:07 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Where are all my waitlisted peeps at? Seems like everyone here is accepted..?

I'm here.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby TripTrip » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:51 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
FlowBro wrote:I'm not sure what you guys thought was so impressive about the tours. We basically just walked in and out of model apartments. Sure they were nice but hasn't everyone seen a nice apartment before?

I think there are better rates to be had then going through studentspace.



Agreed. I don't need a pool in my apartment while in LS. Also am not down for mandatory fees, like the forced $30/mo cable at one of the complexes.

Eh, I don't think the fact that a building has a pool is very representative of its cost. I pay under $800/month for a 1 bedroom right now, and it has a pool. When the cost is spread over hundreds of tenants it doesn't make much difference.

But by all means, if you're cool with commuting in or taking the L, the 'burbs or a cheaper neighborhood may be for you.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Scarlett66 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:21 pm

ASW weekend was awesome, especially Follies. The studentspace apartments are pricey, I'm looking at apartments up north for half the price. I don't need all the amenities if I'm just going to live in the library.

And there was no time for pictures! The weekend was packed!

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby MAHamlin » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:47 pm

Scarlett66 wrote:And there was no time for pictures!


+1

My wife was harassing me for pictures all weekend, but there just wasn't time. More importantly, however, I don't think any picture is going to give you an idea of what Northwestern or ASW is about. The facilities are nice, but that wasn't what made ASW such a great time. The people--admits, current students, and faculty--were absolutely awesome! To me, this is what made ASW a deal-sealing experience. Unfortunately, you really can't capture that impression through pictures.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Micdiddy » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:55 pm

MAHamlin wrote:
Scarlett66 wrote:And there was no time for pictures!


+1

My wife was harassing me for pictures all weekend, but there just wasn't time. More importantly, however, I don't think any picture is going to give you an idea of what Northwestern or ASW is about. The facilities are nice, but that wasn't what made ASW such a great time. The people--admits, current students, and faculty--were absolutely awesome! To me, this is what made ASW a deal-sealing experience. Unfortunately, you really can't capture that impression through pictures.


...

try.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby TripTrip » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:07 pm

Y'all are impossible.

This is the entryway: http://www.lsac.org/llm/guide/images/no ... campus.jpg
Here's where we checked in: http://steinvox.com/blog/wp-content/upl ... orking.png
And this is where Dean Lee and others gave the welcome address: http://www.top-law-schools.com/uploads/ ... o_8_sm.jpg

Besides that I was only in two classrooms (one sit-in and one describing a clinic), neither of which I would have taken a picture in anyway. (Not that the room wasn't nice, but it would have been weird to pull out a camera.)

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Big Dog » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:23 pm

that's the spirit trip.

And there was no time for pictures!


Take one for the team (back home)!

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Micdiddy » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:26 pm

TripTrip wrote:Y'all are impossible.

This is the entryway: http://www.lsac.org/llm/guide/images/no ... campus.jpg
Here's where we checked in: http://steinvox.com/blog/wp-content/upl ... orking.png
And this is where Dean Lee and others gave the welcome address: http://www.top-law-schools.com/uploads/ ... o_8_sm.jpg

Besides that I was only in two classrooms (one sit-in and one describing a clinic), neither of which I would have taken a picture in anyway. (Not that the room wasn't nice, but it would have been weird to pull out a camera.)


moar

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby TripTrip » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:49 pm

Those are the only places I even was. Unless you want pictures of the hallways leading to those rooms.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Micdiddy » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:55 pm

TripTrip wrote:Those are the only places I even was. Unless you want pictures of the hallways leading to those rooms.


Ok Trip, you're off the hook.

Everyone else still owes pics.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Clearly » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:07 pm

When's the first seat deposit. That's when waitlist activity will start :)




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