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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: University of Chicago visit
« on: October 11, 2005, 01:23:07 PM »
How do you feel about Chicago's grading system?

I haven't had to deal with it yet, so it's hard to say.  Basically, I guess it's good for the people at the way top who want to get the prestigious clerkships, but since I plan on sticking in the middle, it could be a bad thing because it helps firms differentiate people pretty easily.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: University of Chicago visit
« on: October 10, 2005, 06:49:11 PM »
Hey, first, I love Towlie.

I'm a 1l right now.  I was really worried about how intense it was supposed to be, but as of right now I don't think it's as bad as some people say.  Yeah, it's a fair amount of work, but they definitely ease you into it, and a good chunk of the other students are pretty laid back and willing to have a good time.  I think the amount of work is comparable to what my friends at other schools have to do, and as long as you manage your time decently, you can still have a lot of fun.  Of course, everyone keeps saying that we should wait for the end of the month and see how we're still feeling.

Someone already posted this on the admitted students forum, but just to share the info for those who aren't checking that one, if you go to, you can set up your email address now.



I am curious what you have been told about Hyde Park and why it sucks so much as someone who currently lives there and loves it.

Oh just that's it's better for families and that it's not the most fun place to be for someone in their 20s. 

blueyes, I'm not a huge fan of Hyde Park either, but I figure for the first year it'll just be much more convenient to live close to the school.  I also don't have a car so living further away would be a pain.  Then if I decide that it sucks as much as everyone says it does, I'll move north for my second and third years.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: IN OFF U CHICAGO WAITLIST
« on: May 05, 2005, 02:28:40 AM »
Not to mention that Geico totally saved me 15% a few months ago.

This made me laugh.

And hurray!  See you there!  Come post thought on the Chicago thread!



eep, im traveling in the uk right now and i feel like im way behind ith this stuff.  i havent decided on anything yet.  and im now out of minutes on the internet.  anyone pm me if youre looking for a roommate in whatever buidling!  :-)

Yay about Chicago, JRG!

Also, did you happen to see the Windermere building when you were there?

It looks really nice, about the same price as Regents, right on the bus line to the school, same kind of amenities, but closer.  Parking is cheaper, the gym is free.


RK, Did you try to negotiate for money?

I don't know very much about Chicago's international rep.  I'd like to work internationally as well, but for an American firm, so I'm hoping that Chicago's name will be good enough for that.  If you're looking to do international public law, I've heard that you'd probably be better off in NY or DC where you can constantly network and where there are many classes geared towards that.  Of course, international public law is a really hard area to break into, so you'd still have to go to one of the top schools, probably, and take on lots of debt.

As for law and econmics, I read on xoxo, I think, that you don't need to have an economics backround.  It's just a perspective on law where you look at issues from "what's the most efficient" standpoint.

Sordomudo- I think this summer I'm going to find an apartment, go out with my friends, get into good shape and read books that I've been meaning to get to.  Might as well have fun while I still can.

What I'm worried about for Chicago is that I'll work really hard and still end up a below the median student.  I mean, any kid at the median can get a 125k job, but what happens to the bottem 10%.  I'm not planning to be there, of course, but at a school where almost everyone is really smart and works very hard, someone has to get the Cs that balance out the As.

We should start swapping prep tactics and stuff... we're all gonna have good jobs, so might as well share the love from day one. :)

pre tactics?!  I'm stereotyping you as a gunner starting now!

:)  kidding of course.

Seriously though, are you all going to prep over the summer?  Where are you thinking of living?  I really like the Windermere house from the website and from what other people have been saying.

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