Here is some basic starter info:
Regents Park (credit to Regulus):
ADMITTED STUDENTS WEBSITE
C/O 2017 FACEBOOK
ADMITTED STUDENTS WEEKEND
Last year, travel was subsidized up to $200. Student hosting available.
LIVING IN HYDE PARK
Housing Options: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 8&t=154169
So You're Thinking of Moving to Hyde Park: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 22&t=84243Some popular choices of law students:
Last year's law school rates
MAC Website (a company that owns approximately a billion apartment complexes in Hyde Park)
Chicago Apartment Finders
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 22&t=84243
Google Map of Hyde Park: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8 ... 55747&z=155. Okay, so how do I stay safe in Hyde Park?
While there is nothing that can make one fully immune from crime, there are a few very simple things you can do to remain safe in Hyde Park. These include being aware of your surroundings when walking in the neighborhood, avoiding cutting through alleys and parks during the evening, and taking advantage of the services provided by the University and the UCPD. The University runs a very comprehensive evening bus service (more on that later) as well as a late night shuttle service. The UCPD will also follow any student in a patrol car should they want to walk to a location within Hyde Park and not feel safe doing so alone. Finally, there are many emergency buttons located in the neighborhood which will summon police to the location of the button press, in usually under 1-2 minutes.
6. I'm moving to Hyde Park and need to find a place to live. Where should I live and how do I find an apartment?
There are many private apartments in the neighborhood of Hyde Park as well as University run graduate student housing. As far as the University housing goes, the apartments available are located in various locations, mainly around 51st and 53rd streets, as well as in the New Grad residence building on 60th street, just east of the law school. Of the other apartment buildings in Hyde Park, one of the more popular student residences is Regents Park, near 51st street (also known as East Hyde Park Boulevard) and the Lake. A review of Regents or any other apartment building is beyond the scope of this guide, but, you can usually find information on any facilty by asking on the board, as there are plenty of people willing to help.
17. I'm hungry and want to go out to eat or buy some groceries. What are my options?
I saved this question for last so that it could be closest to the map I have included below. There is one main grocery store in Hyde Park, Treasure Island, located at 55th Street and Lake Park ave. There is also a smaller store, Hyde Park Produce, at 53rd Street and Woodlawn Ave., which carries excellent fresh produce as well as a small selection of grocery items and fresh meats / cheeses. Beyond that there are several small markets and corner stores as well as eating options within the neighborhood which I have located on the map below, which displays grocery and restaurnts near general points of interest, as well as the CTA 171 / 172 routes, and the U of C Evening bus routes.
Class of 2011 Employment/Unemployment Data by Rayiner: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=181415 http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=181723Summer 2011 (C/O 2012): http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=156483
Also: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=163264
Summer 2012 (C/O 2013): http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=187451
UChicago, Class of 2013, What some of us are doing this summer:
9.4% in the V5
12.1% in the V5-10 range (so 21.4% total in the V10)
16.2% in the V11-15 range (so 33.5% total in the V15)
4.5% in the V16-20 range (so 37.9% total in the V20)
8.5% in the V21-30 range (so 46.4% total in the V30)
10.3% in the V31-50 range (so 56.7% total in the V50)
12.1% in the V51-100 range (so 68.8% total in the V100)
8.5% at firms not in Vault, but in the NLJ250 (so 77.2% total in the V100/NLJ250)
For C/O 2011:
Columbia: 61% biglaw (-8%), 8% clerkship (-2%) = 69% (-10%)
NYU: 43% biglaw (-14%), 11% clerkship (+1%) = 54% (-13%)
Chicago: 45% biglaw (-15%), 9% clerkship (-3%) = 54% (-18%)
Penn: 58% biglaw (-1%), 12% clerkship (-1%) = 70% (-2%)
Berkeley: 42% biglaw (-10%), 12% clerkship (+4%) = 54% (-6%)
Michigan: 34% biglaw (-14%), 10% clerkship (+3%) = 44% (-11%)
Virginia: 37% biglaw (-14%), 10% clerkship (-0%) = 47% (-14%)
Duke: 45% biglaw (+0%), 12% clerkship (-1%) = 57% (-1%)
Northwestern: 53% biglaw (+1%), 8% clerkship (+0%) = 61% (+1%)
Cornell: 39% biglaw (-37%), 8% clerkship (+3%) = 47% (-34%)
Georgetown: 34% biglaw (-9%), 6% clerkship = 40% (-7%)
HISTORICAL NLJ250 + ARTICLE III CLERKSHIPS 2007-2010 : http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=150004
Chi OCI Threads
2012 http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=190405
2011 http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=161763
2010 http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=127861
FINANCE AND COST OF ATTENDANCE:
Financial Aid Calculator courtesy of Georgetown Law - use this to calculate COA after scholarships.
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admission ... geid=61621
Based on 2012-2013 Student Budget (Will update with new budget when it comes out)
Medical Insurance* $2,757
Student Life Fee $930
Room & Board $13,590
Personal Expenses/ Misc. $2,880
Transportation Expenses $2,172
Total Sticker COA: $274,502
Montly Loan Payment on 5-year plan: $5399.71
Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
• Benefits available to alumni who work in qualifying public interest, judicial clerkships or government jobs and earn up to $80,000 a year
• Provides assistance equal to required IncomeBased Repayment (IBR) payments each year for
a maximum of 10 years after graduation
• Each year’s LRAP loan is fully forgiven one year
after it is made
• Participation in LRAP for 10 years can result in a
free Law School education
Summer Public Interest Funding
Both 1L and 2L students who work in eligible
summer nonprofit or government law positions
are guaranteed an award of $5,000.
(photo take by: superdingle2000)
Regulus wrote:Regents Park Luxury Apartments:
Regents is one of many properties owned by Mac Property Management (LinkRemoved) in the Hyde Park area. It is located roughly 2 miles northeast of the University of Chicago Law School. Of the other Mac Properties in the area (such as The Algonquin (LinkRemoved) and Del Prado), Regents is the only one that offers a special package for law students (LinkRemoved).
Although the towers were completed in 1972 (South Tower) and 1974 (North Tower), Mac Property Management is currently renovating the buildings, which will allow students to live in essentially brand-new, never-lived-in rooms while enjoying Regent’s many amenities (LinkRemoved). The cost of living in a renovated apartment is about $100~$150 more per month than living in a “standard,” non-renovated one, but as you will see in the pictures below, the differences are quite noticeable.
The general pricing of the apartments is affected by several factors: size, floor, tier, and whether or not it is renovated. “Tier” simply means the room number, so room 703 would be “floor 7, tier 3.” You get different views based on your tier, which is what causes the price to fluctuate between otherwise similar units. Generally, the units on the south side of the North Tower and the north side of the South Tower are relatively the most inexpensive because you end up facing the opposite building instead of getting a scenic view.
As far as grocery shopping goes, there are shops on the ground level of the building, but if that doesn’t fit your fancy, there is a Treasure Island Foods (LinkRemoved) approximately 1 mile to the southwest of Regents. Also, there is supposed to be a Whole Foods going in about 0.25 miles to the west of Regents; it is reportedly scheduled to open during the summer of 2014.
The main differences between the "renovated" and "standard" apartments are the kitchens and bathrooms. However, the carpet in the entire apartment has been replaced in the renovated units, as well as in the hallways on the floors on which they are located. (Some smaller differences such as lighting fixtures and handles have also been revamped, but I only took pictures of the main differences in Regent's model rooms this past weekend.)
Regents covers everything except electricity in their rent for law students (internet, water, sewage, trash, etc.). The "electricity" is split up into 2 categories: heating/cooling of the whole building in general, and your personal electricity usage. The heating/cooling is divided by the number of rooms and everyone pays their share, but Regents has a clause in the contract which says that no matter how high it gets, the max that tenants will pay is $70 per month (this doesn't mean that it will necessarily even get this high, but that if it does, you won't have to pay more than that). Other than that, you just pay for however much you used for appliances and lights and stuff in your own room. By the way, the base internet they provide is 10mbps (cable), but you can pay to upgrade it. Regents will provide you with a modem, but you will have to use own your own wireless router to get wireless in your apartment.
Lastly, Regents is pet friendly (but only on certain floors for dogs). There is an upfront fee of $250 for both dogs and cats, and an additional fee of $35 per month for dogs only.
Where the JD Classes of 2013 / 2014 / 2015 live:
(More than 100 live in Regents)