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Also missing from the restaurant list: Piccolo Mondo, a pretty good, cheap italian place across the street from SB.

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For all the current students: Do I need to bring my car?  Are there any gocery stores within walking/bus distance?

You don't need a car, and plenty of people live without one.  But if you have a car and have the means to bring it, I highly recommend you do.

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Welcome incoming 1Ls.  I won't be around when you get here, but I'm happy to answer whatever Chicago-related questions you might have.

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Out of curiosity, does anyone know if the LRW curve is different than the curve we have for our normal 1L classes? We may have discussed this before, but I don't remember.

We've never gotten a straight answer on this, but the strong suspicion is yes.

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This thread is of considerable interest to me:

I'm originally from Illinois, and love Chicago. However, I've never spent much time outside of The Loop/Lincoln Park/Michigan Ave. My fiancée will be moving with me, and I am particularly concerned with her safety, as I anticipate that she will be home alone fairly often.

How does the Northwestern campus area compare?

What neighborhoods in particular must be avoided when considering apartments/homes/etc.? Is anything south of 60th pretty bad? How about the area just north of Washington Park between MLK and S Cottage Grove? Is it generally better as you get closer to the lake?


Northwestern Campus is in the Gold Coast, and so is quite safe.

As for specific neighborhoods for UChicago, you won't have any trouble figuring it out.  Don't go too far south or west, and you'll be fine.  90% of the 1Ls who live in Hyde Park live in University Housing, the Regents apartment tower, or the New Grad dormitory; all of those are perfectly safe options.  As a rough box, focus on north of 60th, east of Cottage Grove, and south of 47th.

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If these latest shootings weren't near the campus I would think these shootings certainly satisfy the close criteria.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/22/us/22chicago.html?scp=40&sq=student+killed+shot&st=nyt

 

"The last time a student died as a result of violent crime on or near the campus was in July 1977, officials said."

Chicago is a violent city with a lot of crime.  Fortunately, this rarely affects students.  That is why the University totally flipped out after it happened.  If you walk around the block that the law school is on, you will see a minimum of two cop cars 24/7 now.

Although I do appreciate the link in the OP.  As I was driving down the freeway last night, it seemed there were a TON of people pulled over for what looked like unusually serious stops (I saw people lined up outside of cars with their hands on their heads).  I was wondering what was up.

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Dear god I am in so much pain.

Softball or brief related?

For me, softball.  I can barely stand.

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If I'm not mistaken, this is what students and employers are told:

179+ = Top 19%
180.5+ = Top 3.8%
182+ = Top 0.4%

Do you know if this is true after 1L, or is this for graduation grades? (Intuition would lead me towards the latter.) If the latter, we don't know of any more accurate counts?

It says its at graduation. And no, I don't know of any more accurate count for 1Ls, but one may exist.

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Also, posting grades one at a time is cruel. I'm curious whether Masur and Etienne failed me or not.

If they're not up yet, I imagine they won't be going up today.


I believe that it has been said by MTG on xoxo previously that after 1L top 10% is 179.5, but I'm not 100% sure if this is correct.

No, it is higher than that.  The rumor I heard my 1L year was 179.6, but I now believe it is closer to at least 179.8.  It varies by year though.

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Also... MTG, can you give us your scoop on Levmore again? I know you've talked about it previously, but I leave that class more and more confused every day. I thought you had said previously that at the end of the day he only wants us to know the black letter law and be conversant in his "themes."

We spent the entire class period on Thursday going over some policy idea he has that has never been enacted, will never be enacted and he admits has lots of problems - I can't imagine this is going to be on the test, yeah?

Really? Levmore's class is my favorite class right now, and it isn't really very close. A lot of other people seem to share your opinion (re: confusing) though, as shown by the people called on in class.


Don't misunderstand me - Levmore's class is the best class we've had this year, at least in terms of entertainment value and I do think that we are learning something from his "themes", but I'm just not 100% sure how this applies on the exam and what we "really" need to know.

Themes are the entire exam. Black letter is out. Take a look at his old ones.

Chances are that the crazy policy hypo is an old exam question.


Interesting - should we try to apply the themes to Gersen's portion of the class as well? I feel like there's some overlap there but that Gersen wasn't as explicit about it as Levmore is.

Use what the prof taught you on the exam.  Unless Gersen has changed his course up significantly, you probably shouldn't be applying Levmore's themes to Gersen's half of the exam.

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