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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Need advice re Chicago schools
« on: December 05, 2008, 01:51:38 PM »
The OP did say that, eventually, she wanted to hang her own shingle, but only after working for a few years in the private sector.  Which means she'll need to find a job, and unless you are a top dog at either of those schools, it's going to be tough.  Even at K/L/D, you have to be up there in your class, but not quite as high. 

Ding.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Need advice re Chicago schools
« on: December 05, 2008, 01:56:19 AM »
Hey I just wanted to say I'm in a very similar situation with these schools.  I realize John Marshall and Northern are wayyy lower in the rankings than Depaul/Kent/Loyola but is there really that much of a difference in employment options?  I guess I'm just wondering because I'm strongly considering Northern for obvious financial reasons, and if there isn't a huge difference, I wouldn't want to be an extra 150k in debt. I don't have any helpful info to add really but I just wanted to say you're not alone!! And good luck with your cycle!
 

Between Northern and John Marshall, probably not so much, except that you can network a whole lot more at JM and work during the year.

Between JM/Northern and Depaul/Kent/Loyola?  Yes, it's a big difference.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Need advice re Chicago schools
« on: December 03, 2008, 02:09:10 AM »
Barring absolutely ridiculous circumstances, retaking the LSAT should never be out of the question.  I'll be more blunt than the poster before me:

Kent/Loyola/DePaul are the only schools out of those that you should consider going to.  But be wary of going even to those.  I know several people from those schools, a number of whom are top of class, LR types, that don't have jobs lined up for the summer, and firms are barely even talking to them.

Be careful, especially with how much debt you take on.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: PSA: How to Avoid Being "That" Guy
« on: November 26, 2008, 01:11:58 AM »
Unless you are just asking the prof to clear up a point that it is pretty likely the whole class is trying to decipher (Ex Ante. Ex Post. Kant. Shin. Mink. Becawze?), there is absolutely no reason your brilliant hypothetical, extra case you read because you lexis and shepardize the book footnotes, or disturbingly personal anecdote can't wait until after class.  If it is truly that enlightened, I'm sure the professor will bring it up the next day and give you a gold star.

On a related note:

If you ask a question, and use the phrases "ex post" or "ex ante" or both in the same question, chances are you are a feminine hygiene product.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« on: October 01, 2008, 08:52:07 PM »
I N I

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« on: September 30, 2008, 10:53:33 PM »
Wow.  No one I know goes to any of those places. Maybe Brothers, but not really.  Law students tend to hang out in downtown Champaign.  Guido's, Boltini, Cowboy Monkey, Blind Pig.

Not surprising, though I suggest you go "undergrad-ing" once in a while - I think you'll get a kick out of it.

I really liked Cowboy Monkey, especially since they brought in some great musical acts.  Blind Pig has a great drink menu, but the crowd can be pretty weird, and it gets HOT in there sometimes.  Guido's was fun the one time I was there, and I've never been to Boltini - but I hear great things about the drinks there.

Best of all, no matter where you go in Champaign, drinking is real damn cheap.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« on: September 30, 2008, 09:44:35 PM »
Station is full of douchebags and slutty girls who think that they're hot, but really aren't.  At least they're slutty though...maybe I just had too many bad experiences my freshman year there, but I never stepped foot in there my last 3 years.

Clybourne isn't actually closed, I have heard that it's being remodeled.  White Ho actually closed for a while, but then someone bought it and re-opened, thank god.  That beer garden would be a tremendous loss to the campus.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« on: September 30, 2008, 09:03:12 PM »
What's your favorite bar?

Kams, Cly, station, fubar, brothers, firehaus, white ho, co's?

Gully's was closed by the time you got there.  f-ing, tragedy.

That all depends on the night.

-Kams is fantastic for the quintessential college town dive bar experience, for country night, and after an Illini win

-Brothers is a solid pick for good music and kind of a "scene" (though fubar has now probably taken over that genre)

-White Ho is great for karaoke night, or some of the bands they have, and cheese fries.  And the beer garden is f-ing awesome.

-CO's is great for...tuesday nights (provided they're still doing icebombs)

-Murphy's is cool if you're a strange grad student with facial hair, a ponytail, and a weird hat (or on Unofficial, but then every bar is a good bar)

-Legends is a good place to watch a game, and has pretty decent food - but not good for "going out" to.

-Clybourne is good if you like Corona on the cheap once a week, but is typically overrun by underclassmen

-Firehaus has good food as well, and fishbowls are not to be missed.  Pretty chill outdoor area in back too

-Joe's is only good if you like shady people dancing on stripped poles in the dimly-lit back room

-Station is not good, period.

-Gully's was pure trash, hence great fun.


Now if you really want a Champaign experience, go to the Tumble Inn (and stumble out).  Either that, or the Ice House.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« on: September 29, 2008, 11:46:54 PM »

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 1l class sizes
« on: September 29, 2008, 09:57:50 PM »
Cornell has sections of ~30-35

Is that your first year section, as a whole, or your first year section for a particular class (such as LWR)?

Your small section has LR and one other course exclusively.
The other three other courses you have with 2 other sections.

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