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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby chadwick218 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:26 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:no decisions yet? looks like this might be the first friday in a month that we haven't received decisions on a friday?

edit: scratch that. doesn't apply to me, but nu tweets

A small batch of decisions are going out today for the LLM in Taxation Program. Be sure to check your email!


No "official" acceptance into the LLM in Taxation Program for me ... come on NU, I want to plan my summer!

(perhaps NU has started monitoring my posts)

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby los blancos » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:14 pm

violaboy wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:
los blancos wrote:
dontstopbelivin wrote:
Seriously though, is the winter really as bad as people say it is, for those not really used to the cold?


It depends on you. I've lived here all my life and I still loathe it with every ounce of my being. Chicago basically has crappy weather all year long. It's a great city in the summer but it's muggy and there are mosquitos everywhere.


You have never experienced a summer then in Houston, D.C., or anywhere in FL then?


I've lived in Houston too. Houston's humidity is worse than Chicago's.


I've lived in a place that is far, far worse than either. TBH I don't mind the heat and humidity. I've never used the A/C in my car.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby hmlee » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:11 pm

I'm not sure that I would characterize Chicago's summers as humid. It's not "dry" like Arizona to be sure, but when I think of humid I think of D.C......

Having lived in Chicago pretty much all my life, I think our summers are the best reason to weather the winters...

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby roundabout » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:26 am

Desert Fox wrote:
jfonz wrote:"A heads up for our Twitter followers - when decisions for those on hold begin to go out, we'll denote Hold, not JD, in our updates."

Foreshadowing for today? or too soon?


Sounds like foreshadowing that it won't be soon.


For what it's worth, when I called the admissions office and asked the chances of hearing about an app on hold before April, they said basically nil.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby lawyerlover » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:21 pm

for those on hold are you all planning to interview at some point?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:31 pm

Complete before 12/1... still no decision :(

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Dick Whitman » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:33 pm

hmlee wrote:I'm not sure that I would characterize Chicago's summers as humid. It's not "dry" like Arizona to be sure, but when I think of humid I think of D.C......

Having lived in Chicago pretty much all my life, I think our summers are the best reason to weather the winters...


No one who has spent a summer in the South would ever criticize a Chicago summer.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:19 pm

boo jersey shore wrote:Has anybody gotten their NU package they received the shipping # for?


No and I live less than 30 miles away.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby miamiman » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:24 pm

No package.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby poprox » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:51 pm

boo jersey shore wrote:Has anybody gotten their NU package they received the shipping # for?


No. I live about 4 hours away.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby homestyle28 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:58 pm

I'm curious about those who already live in Chicago or are already set on NW...what kind of rent do you expect to pay? How far from the campus do you plan to live? I'll potentially have a wife and kid in tow and will need space which = $$$, so this is a pretty big concern for me.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby guyincognito » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:00 pm

Dude I still haven't gotten an email from Ndub with any package-tracking info. What the f?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:02 pm

guyincognito wrote:Dude I still haven't gotten an email from Ndub with any package-tracking info. What the f?



Ditto. Admitted 2/5.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby poprox » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:03 pm

homestyle28 wrote:I'm curious about those who already live in Chicago or are already set on NW...what kind of rent do you expect to pay? How far from the campus do you plan to live? I'll potentially have a wife and kid in tow and will need space which = $$$, so this is a pretty big concern for me.


I can say that their projected $12,000 / yr in room and board expenses (for financial aid purposes) is a joke. To get your rent + utilities under 1k a month you'd be living in a crappy neighborhood in the south side, near UChicago or something.

That said, you don't HAVE to live in Streeterville and pay $1,600/month, although that's what I plan to do. I simply don't want the headache of dealing with Chicagoland traffic every day, and am not cold-tolerant enough to sit outside waiting for a train every morning. I'd expect rent+utilities could go as low as 1,200-1,300 / month for a two bedroom apt (in a safe area) if you're careful, but that would definitely be far enough from Northwestern that you'll be taking the El or Metra.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby poprox » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:06 pm

homestyle28 wrote:I'm curious about those who already live in Chicago or are already set on NW...what kind of rent do you expect to pay? How far from the campus do you plan to live? I'll potentially have a wife and kid in tow and will need space which = $$$, so this is a pretty big concern for me.


Also, you might have a look at http://www.hotpads.com. Just put in "chicago" for the city, and click "map". That will allow you to narrow down apartments by price and options, and it overlays all of them on a street map. That, along with a map of the Chicago Metro Rail system, could be pretty handy in picking some places to go look at and eventually lease.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:08 pm

homestyle28 wrote:I'm curious about those who already live in Chicago or are already set on NW...what kind of rent do you expect to pay? How far from the campus do you plan to live? I'll potentially have a wife and kid in tow and will need space which = $$$, so this is a pretty big concern for me.


There is an ask a NU 1L thread around somewhere.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:20 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:I'm curious about those who already live in Chicago or are already set on NW...what kind of rent do you expect to pay? How far from the campus do you plan to live? I'll potentially have a wife and kid in tow and will need space which = $$$, so this is a pretty big concern for me.


There is an ask a NU 1L thread around somewhere.



viewtopic.php?f=4&t=86361

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Dick Whitman » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:12 pm

poprox wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:I'm curious about those who already live in Chicago or are already set on NW...what kind of rent do you expect to pay? How far from the campus do you plan to live? I'll potentially have a wife and kid in tow and will need space which = $$$, so this is a pretty big concern for me.


I can say that their projected $12,000 / yr in room and board expenses (for financial aid purposes) is a joke. To get your rent + utilities under 1k a month you'd be living in a crappy neighborhood in the south side, near UChicago or something.

That said, you don't HAVE to live in Streeterville and pay $1,600/month, although that's what I plan to do. I simply don't want the headache of dealing with Chicagoland traffic every day, and am not cold-tolerant enough to sit outside waiting for a train every morning. I'd expect rent+utilities could go as low as 1,200-1,300 / month for a two bedroom apt (in a safe area) if you're careful, but that would definitely be far enough from Northwestern that you'll be taking the El or Metra.


That's for 9 months, not a year.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:06 am

Dick Whitman wrote:
poprox wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:I'm curious about those who already live in Chicago or are already set on NW...what kind of rent do you expect to pay? How far from the campus do you plan to live? I'll potentially have a wife and kid in tow and will need space which = $$$, so this is a pretty big concern for me.


I can say that their projected $12,000 / yr in room and board expenses (for financial aid purposes) is a joke. To get your rent + utilities under 1k a month you'd be living in a crappy neighborhood in the south side, near UChicago or something.

That said, you don't HAVE to live in Streeterville and pay $1,600/month, although that's what I plan to do. I simply don't want the headache of dealing with Chicagoland traffic every day, and am not cold-tolerant enough to sit outside waiting for a train every morning. I'd expect rent+utilities could go as low as 1,200-1,300 / month for a two bedroom apt (in a safe area) if you're careful, but that would definitely be far enough from Northwestern that you'll be taking the El or Metra.


That's for 9 months, not a year.


And also, I had a decent 2-bedroom apartment a 20-minute (max) bus ride from Northwestern in a safe area for $800/month. As long as you don't mind not being walking distance from campus, there are plenty of safe neighborhoods not terribly far from Streeter. Feel free to PM me if you want details, I've lived in a bunch of apartments in various neighborhoods in Chicago.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby hmlee » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:22 am

Holly Golightly wrote:
Dick Whitman wrote:
poprox wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:I'm curious about those who already live in Chicago or are already set on NW...what kind of rent do you expect to pay? How far from the campus do you plan to live? I'll potentially have a wife and kid in tow and will need space which = $$$, so this is a pretty big concern for me.


I can say that their projected $12,000 / yr in room and board expenses (for financial aid purposes) is a joke. To get your rent + utilities under 1k a month you'd be living in a crappy neighborhood in the south side, near UChicago or something.

That said, you don't HAVE to live in Streeterville and pay $1,600/month, although that's what I plan to do. I simply don't want the headache of dealing with Chicagoland traffic every day, and am not cold-tolerant enough to sit outside waiting for a train every morning. I'd expect rent+utilities could go as low as 1,200-1,300 / month for a two bedroom apt (in a safe area) if you're careful, but that would definitely be far enough from Northwestern that you'll be taking the El or Metra.


That's for 9 months, not a year.


And also, I had a decent 2-bedroom apartment a 20-minute (max) bus ride from Northwestern in a safe area for $800/month. As long as you don't mind not being walking distance from campus, there are plenty of safe neighborhoods not terribly far from Streeter. Feel free to PM me if you want details, I've lived in a bunch of apartments in various neighborhoods in Chicago.


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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby dudester » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:44 am

legalnoeagle wrote:
guyincognito wrote:Dude I still haven't gotten an email from Ndub with any package-tracking info. What the f?



Ditto. Admitted 2/5.


I got the package without ever receiving the email with the tracking number, so yours might already be in transit to your addresses.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Drew2010 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:09 am

I got the delivery confirmation number on 2/15 and still haven't received the package. What is in it? My USPS track and confirm still just says: Status: Electronic Shipping Info Received.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby miamiman » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:10 am

Drew2010 wrote:I got the delivery confirmation number on 2/15 and still haven't received the package. What is in it? My USPS track and confirm still just says: Status: Electronic Shipping Info Received.


same.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:40 pm

why the delays? blame the paperless system. 6-8 weeks, now is 8-10 weeks

NU tweets: Wondering what's up with your #NorthwesternLaw application? Our latest blog post offers an inside look. --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:44 pm

I'm at 11 weeks and counting




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