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I live in Lakeview.  It is way better than the area around the law school.  Some people may tell you the area around the law school is cool, but they are wrong. 

Lakeview is a great neighborhood with easy access to school.  It has great bars, restaurants, and some parks.  The key is to make sure you are near public transportation.  You can live near the Red Line and take that in to school and then walk over about 7 blocks from the Chicago stop.  Another option is to live near the Lake, and then you can catch an array of buses to Michigan avenue, and you have a shorter walk to the law school.  Both are fine options. 

Lakeview borders Lincoln Park which is another great neighborhood in Chicago.  If you are a city person, you are about to come to one of the great cities in America, and I suggest you take advantage of it by living in one of the neighborhoods.  The places up here have character as opposed to the sterile high rises by the school. 

You don't just hang out with your section.  The school is small, so you will get to know many others through the functions put on.  This is not something to worry about.  There may be some section groups, but it's not a big deal. 

I like the idea of living somewhere other than the "sterile high rises"...but do many other students live outside of the immediate vicinity of the law school?  Or is the vast majority concentrated in that area?

Law School Admissions / Re: I applied to Duke and....
« on: March 03, 2008, 11:27:44 AM »
FWIW, I went complete 1-10 and was accepted yesterday with above-median numbers.  I did send a Why Duke Essay two weeks after going complete, which may have slowed the process.

Uh-oh...I went complete on 1/10, also.  Status checker still says complete.   :-\

How did you receive your acceptance?  Did your status checker ever change?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Any Thoughts on Chicago, the City?
« on: March 03, 2008, 11:25:01 AM »
I can't imagine the weather in Chicago is dramatically different then the endless winter of my hometown.

<===== Ohio here!

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 29, 2008, 03:20:28 PM »
Not technically an acceptance... but 25K/yr to Vandy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Congrats, UF!  I also heard from Vandy on scholarships today...nice bump from my waitlist woes at UMich.  :)

Law School Admissions / Re: WL at Michigan --- Now what?
« on: February 29, 2008, 12:22:43 PM »
Got the email too.  I sent an email back to withdraw.  I was really expecting this.  Didn't write any optional essays, didn't send LOCI after deferral.  Anyway, hopefully people like me will drop off the WL soon to make it easier for those who still want to go there.  GL everybody.  

^ a reason for me to keep hope alive...    :)

Law School Admissions / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: February 29, 2008, 09:10:39 AM »
Also WL'd at UMich.   :-\

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 28, 2008, 11:00:43 AM »
Congrats, jdxf!  In at Northwestern today via email, as well. :)

Law School Admissions / Re: Silence from NW
« on: February 25, 2008, 11:47:16 AM »
Complete on 1/14 and no word yet...we're coming into week 7 of the "6 - 8 weeks for a decision" estimate, so I'm definitely in anticipation mode.

::gets out the Carly Simon CD::

Law School Admissions / Re: Decision time estimate for late december apps?
« on: February 19, 2008, 07:21:53 AM »
In at Vandy on 2/14...Happy Valentine's Day, indeed!  :)

Law School Admissions / Re: JD/__: Joint Degrees anyone?
« on: February 18, 2008, 06:13:38 AM »
Medical malpractice, definitely.

I've also heard of opportunities in biotech, primarily with patent work, similar to engineers who pursue a JD.  Additionally, JD/MDs may be sought for positions that support clinical trials, FDA approvals and such.

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