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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: U. Chicago ASW 2007
« on: April 06, 2007, 08:20:33 PM »
Wow...lots of responses in a short time. 8)

I wouldnt freak out about it...at the asw's ive been to so far, i didnt do either of the reading assignments. Didnt get called on at one, and at the other, it was a ridiculously simple question that i knew from reading the first paragraph. There were lots of people who got called on and just said "uh, i dont know" or that they just hadnt read, didnt seem to be a big deal.

I'm not freaking out about it. Just the fact that I suddenly have an assignment from a school where I am not receiving an education screams to me a lot about Chicago's attitude that I'm not sure I like.

Isn't your heart already at Northwestern? So every little thing for/against Chicago makes a big difference? :)

I had an amazing time at NU's ASD. I'm pretty partial to Northwestern now, but Chicago has been my dream school since I first started thinking about law school, so I want to give it a fair chance. So yeah, every little thing for/against Chicago makes a big difference, but that has nothing to do with my opinion about getting this reading. No matter who sent it to me, I would feel the same way.


I think you're reading too much into this. A fair number of schools do this for their ASWs. It is a way for the prospective students to get a sense of what it would be like to attend the school (actually being in the classroom with a prof).

To be fair, this happens at most ASWs, and I'm sure they recognize that lots of people won't bother reading it.  But for people with the time and inclination, it's kind of a fun experience. 

Just to jump on the pile...

The other two ASWs I've attended both had reading, but the schools just handed out the material with registration. Which meant no one bothered to read anything and class was AWKWARD with the professor desperately trying to wheedle answers.  I appreciate getting the reading in advance so I can actually be prepared for class.

Just because a fair number of schools do it doesn't mean I agree with it or like it any more. No matter what school would do this, I wouldn't like it. I think the action of sending a prospective student a homework assignment is presumptuous. It feels, to me, as if there is an underlying assumption that prospective students should make law school a priority before they even decide where they're going. It just doesn't sit well with me.

Northwestern's ASD moved around this issue with agility (only using this as an example because it's the only ASD/W I have attended thus far). The professor (at least for the mock class I attended) handed out a sheet of paper with a hypo/rules of law on it. He gave us 5 minutes to read it, and then the rest of the class was a lecture/discussion based on the particular hypo and applicable rules of law on the sheet. I didn't feel put upon and the discussion was interesting and lively.

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Law School Applications / Re: Question for USC admits
« on: April 06, 2007, 08:07:16 PM »
I have a USC-ID number already, even though I didn't confirm. I applied, and got in, as an undergrad (did not attend), and it is the same number.

Go here:
http://www.usc.edu/admission/fa/my_financial_aid/

Click "Activate My Account". It should work.

Not sure if this is the same one you use for housing though. Just how quickly do you need to sign up for housing? I plan on most likely doing on campus housing, and I need a parking space (and I hear they go quick!), so I need to hurry if I decide to go, I guess.


just fyi, parking spaces are on sale for next year on a pre-determined date and time. (Go here: http://transnet.usc.edu/Parking/ for more info) So just remember that date and time and get online and press refresh until you can get a spot. Seriously...it's a pretty obsessive deal in terms of parking. If you want a space in one of the off campus lots, though, those don't usually sell out (I was able to get a temporary pass for spring break no problem a few weeks ago).

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: U. Chicago ASW 2007
« on: April 06, 2007, 08:01:00 PM »
I wouldnt freak out about it...at the asw's ive been to so far, i didnt do either of the reading assignments. Didnt get called on at one, and at the other, it was a ridiculously simple question that i knew from reading the first paragraph. There were lots of people who got called on and just said "uh, i dont know" or that they just hadnt read, didnt seem to be a big deal.

I'm not freaking out about it. Just the fact that I suddenly have an assignment from a school where I am not receiving an education screams to me a lot about Chicago's attitude that I'm not sure I like.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: U. Chicago ASW 2007
« on: April 06, 2007, 06:25:08 PM »
so having a reading assignment doesn't bother you?

Sounds like someone doesn't like a little ACADEMIC RIGOR mixed with their admitted student weekend boozing.

sounds like someone has a 15 page term paper to write so that she can go to the asw  ::)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Question for Los Angeles People
« on: April 06, 2007, 06:20:53 PM »
supershuttle from the airport

Supershuttle goes to N. Hollywood too?

yep

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: U. Chicago ASW 2007
« on: April 06, 2007, 06:19:26 PM »
so having a reading assignment doesn't bother you?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Question for Los Angeles People
« on: April 06, 2007, 06:18:45 PM »
supershuttle from the airport

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Los Angeles
« on: April 06, 2007, 06:00:49 PM »
I don't know, but just the thought of biking in the heat to go to class at USC?  Unless you plan to live in the area, that could be quite a ride.   Although... it would get you into amazing shape.  Hmm.  Anything wrong with going to class in Spandex?

EVERYONE uses a bike on the USC campus (well not everyone, but it feels like it). I have had friends from large public universities visit me and they are shocked as to how many bikes they see.

You have legit concerns there. Car insurance cost in LA is insane compare with, say Ohio where I moved from 8 years agao. But you will have to have a car to get around, otherwise your shopping options are limited. There is only one market close to campus. Trust me you dont want to shop there.

I think you're thinking of the Superior (formerly 32nd Street Market), which is pretty awful. There's a Ralph's at Adams and Vermont that's a perfectly good store. Not sketchy, not dirty, etc. I shop there every week (along with most people I know).

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: U. Chicago ASW 2007
« on: April 06, 2007, 05:50:43 PM »
Anyone else get the e-mail yet about the ASW?

What do you all think of the reading assignment?

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tag for when i decide

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