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Incoming 1Ls / Furnishing an apt in Regents
« on: July 29, 2007, 01:57:25 PM »
Any of you guys have a budget target for furnishing a Regents apartment (1 BR apartment) for this year for someone without much in the way of furniture or housewares so far?  For nicely furnished for a law student - but not luxury living.  Something that would be average or a bit above average for a student apartment in Regents.  Thks.

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On men's shirts, I think you canot beat the Broooks Brothers no iron cotton shirts - in whatever collar you want - that can come out of the dryer and look perfect; they also hold their pressed look pretty much all day.  They are  typicallly 3 for $160-180 (as I recall).  But you save FORTUNE and lots of headaches in that you never have to pay a dry cleaner to wash and iron them.  And, unlike earlier vrrsions of wash and wera shirts, they don't pill or feel clammy.
One last comment.  Recognizing that it's not my group and that am a simple bystander, I HATE the new name of this thread; it's beneath you talented people.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
« on: July 06, 2007, 07:32:59 AM »
Check out today's Wall Street Journal pg. B1 article: "Partnership is No Longer a Tenured Position."  Asserts that "More law firms thin ranks of parteners to boost profits, attract, keep high earners."  The article is particularly focused on Chicago law firms it seems and notes among other things that "Mayer, Brown.. LLP fired or demoted 45 partners - about 10% of the equity partnership - to help improve profitability."  Another quote from article:"In the last 12 months, there have been more demotions among elite firms in Chicago than perhaps in any prior period.... firms are doing this wholesale."  The entire article is worth a read.  Not good news for those interested in a traditional and stable law firm experience.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2010
« on: April 26, 2007, 02:23:45 PM »
1.  Computer choice.  Will a Mac work at U. of Chicago Law?  I have read that some law schools will not acccpet written work/tests done on a Mac.  Do some students at Chicago Law use Macs with no problem?  Is there a Best Buy nearby if I go that route?
2.  Re: furniture at Regents.  Is buying new at Ikea a real solution?  Buying all new furniture sounds VERY expensive?  And don't you have to assemble a lot of their stuff?  Is there any way to buy furniture conveniently from students moving out?  Any other good solution?
Thanks.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Review of Chicago ASW
« on: April 18, 2007, 04:32:00 PM »
Thanks, MTG.  I was not there (hence my queries for comments on what it was like); but elidadsdaughter was and is no pretender.  She says that I do not really look like Peter Boyle.  I selected him because I always thought we had a look in common.  I could also be said to look like VP Cheney plus a few pounds.  She probably won't like that description any better.  Thanks again for all your help.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Turning Down Chicago?
« on: April 17, 2007, 08:22:06 PM »
In response to Q as to whether UVA is a LOT better for getting a govt job that Mich or Chicago.  It's not a big factor but more a matter of convenience/visibility.  UVA is a two hour drive from DC.  Easy for interviewers to make the trip there.  Easy for you to go back and forth for interviews as needed.  All three schools would gladden the heart of most DC agencies looking for young lawyers right out of law school.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is UVa safe?
« on: April 17, 2007, 06:32:03 PM »
UVA is supersafe campus as long as you pay some reasonable attention to where you go after dark.  There are a couple of questionable areas not on the VA campus but bordering the apartments and houses that some students use.  So far as I am aware, these are on the opposite side of the campus from the Law School - nowhere near it.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Turning Down Chicago?
« on: April 17, 2007, 06:24:24 PM »
UVA = more money, close to DC for easy access to Fedl. govt jobs (which you apparently want), GREAT quality of life.  Are you kidding?  It's UVA all the way.  (I am a UVA LAW grad who works in Fedl. govt, whose daugheter just chose Chicago Law over UVA).

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Review of Chicago ASW
« on: April 16, 2007, 08:07:11 PM »
To my friends on this site who have been so helpful and not resented an old guy chiming in with questions/comments, I thank you --- MTG in particular.  My daughter loved ASW and will be going to Chicago.  I am very excited for her.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: U. Chicago ASW 2007
« on: April 14, 2007, 05:58:17 PM »
Thank you all for your replies, especially annonymous: that was very generous of you to address each of my questions.  I have not yet spoken to my daughter directly about the weekend but understand that she had a great time and was very impressed.  Her host was particularly nice and helpful.  Keep the respoinses coming to the extent you are interested.  It's all very much appreciated.

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