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Transferring / Re: Do transfer students have a chance to make law review?
« on: December 23, 2005, 03:33:01 AM »
let us know how you did tjking ... yo first semester grades i mean ... yanno ...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Northwestern c/o 2010
« on: June 07, 2007, 12:54:20 PM »
hey everyone

i've started looking for apartments on student space... and as mentioned earlier in this thread mcclurg and lakeshore look awesome.  my biggest concern is being close to the school so i'm interested in 222 pearson.  i know it's not as nice as some of the other options, but has anyone visited and can anyone comment on what it's like??


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Patent Bar?
« on: March 20, 2007, 03:56:59 PM »
I recently purchased and received the PLI home study package.  I've only got about 3 sessions of it behind me but I really like it thus far.  The study guide is complete, the lectures (while dry) seem like they are very helpful, and being able to distinguish what is important from what is not seems priceless.

Yes, it is ridiculously expensive, and at this point I don't feel like I can give a good opinion on whether or not it is worth it.  However, I suspect for me it was.  I am someone who likes to be sure I do things right, even if it means going a little beyond what is neccesary - and it seems like the course will allow me to do that.

I'll have more to offer as far as advice come half way through the summer.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UIUC vs. Marital Bliss
« on: March 17, 2007, 04:01:49 PM »

for what it's worth, u of i will be 23k next year for in staters (if i understood correctly, but it hasn't been finalized yet).  it will also likely slightly increase over the next three years.

as someone deciding between chicago schools and u of i with the 15k etc, thought that might come in to play.  it has for me... and it looks like that would put your cost of attendance right on par with loyola.

Hey everyone,

I'm looking to book a hotel for the ASW.  Any suggestions?  I want to be as close as possible, and wouldn't mind stayin somewhere relatively nice.

I know rooms are probably pretty expensive within walking distance of the law school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Northwestern Financial Aid
« on: February 23, 2007, 03:17:37 PM »
They'll wonder why they should waste finite scholarship dollars on someone who's more interested in the money than the program.

Quite the opposite... I'm more interested in the program.  If it wasn't for my interest in the program, I would have no problem accepting a generous offer from a "peer" school that has a program I am also very interested in.  It's not a matter of squeezing money out of NU for the sake of it, it's a matter of getting the cost to the point of it not being prohibitive. 

But your point (or what I see it as) is taken - it's not smart to be greedy, unreasonable, or obnoxious in asking for money. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Northwestern Financial Aid
« on: February 23, 2007, 02:51:34 PM »
P.S. don't play hardball with money offers from other schools. They'll shove a fist in your ass for it.

Thanks for the response - but let me know what you mean by this.  You speak from experience?

Incoming 1Ls / Northwestern Financial Aid
« on: February 23, 2007, 12:46:57 PM »
I got accepted to NU this week, unexpectedly, and am now playing the money game.  Unfortunately, I haven't filled out any financial aid information and from the looks of their website there is a pretty strict deadline of Feb 15 for the paperwork to be considered for scholarships.

Without laying out the details... am I out of luck for any scholarships (I'm filling out the paper work today)?  Will money offers from other schools (ranked 15-30) have any influence?  I'm getting married summer after 1L, so money is a pretty big factor.  I assume their process isn't too much unlike that at other schools...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Why Biglaw?
« on: February 21, 2007, 10:29:42 AM »
I'm looking into Quinn Emanuel.  It's a biglaw firm, but it's founding partner founded it on the premise of being unlike most biglaw firms.  Associates regularly wear shorts and flip flops to work, hours are much more humane than the ridiculous hours of many other firms, and there is far less of the stuffy pretension that pervades other firms.  Plus it keeps its compensation levels commensurate with other firms (current base in NYC is 160k plus bonus).  Also, they have a profit sharing program (which may or may not be tied in w/ their bonus, not sure on that one).  Also, they specialize in business litigation (actual litigation, ie: majority of time in court rooms, not in motioning and discovery in order to pad billables like so many other firms do). 

Then again, this is only if I decide to pursue biglaw, which is not very likely right now (unless I can do so at a firm like Quinn Emanuel).

Anybody know of firms with offices in Chicago that have a similar philosophy?

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 20, 2007, 11:50:46 AM »

Thanks - I'm still waiting to hear from Chicago but it's looking like it's going to be tough between Northwestern, U of I with money, or Wash U with money.  It's likely that I will end up at Northwestern but I'm going to have to convince myself that it's not completely stupid to take on the debt as compared to very little debt elsewhere.

Did you get a scholarship offer from Wash U? When? I'd love to get some $$$ from them.

Also, congrats on Northwestern!

Thanks and sorry, I haven't gotten the offer from Wash U yet either... I'm still waiting like the rest. 

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