« on: September 30, 2007, 08:36:43 PM »
I laughed when he honked his horn.
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« on: September 26, 2007, 10:34:23 PM »
I'll admit it took me about 40 clues in order to get it.
Or he could just ask me or you....
Is it just me, or is civ pro the least fun class to read for? I took out the book a couple hours ago, but I can't bring myself to open it.
« on: September 26, 2007, 09:28:25 PM »
Maybe you're just taking credit for the other guy's advice.
« on: September 26, 2007, 08:14:17 PM »
you wouldn't have?! really? damn, I would have! hmmm, how's this for a clue - you will know who I am as soon as I open my mouth when I am first called on.
Haha, I don't get the hint. But anyway, I PMed you my not so secret identity.
Pre - yeah I'm pretty sure everyone knows everyone, with those 2 exceptions. Except for that guy from a while back - boulevardier...anyone know who that is? I need to find a fellow Yankee fan, and then I'll know it's him.
« on: September 26, 2007, 05:24:26 PM »
Buffet: if you are who I think you are, remind me not to be second mate to your captain on a sailing expidition, otherwise I'll be the one elected as the food... (am I right about who you are?!)
Haha - I was gonna enter that debate, but I was one of the people who wouldn't have vaporized the dude - I didn't want to seem like a female private part. newls - who are you?
Glad to hear the student body isn't as far gone as I'd thought it was. I'll ignore the pointless flames that miss my narrative frame and read only portions of my posts ...
To be clear, I read no portions of your posts. I was just posting a funny quote from a movie scene that was mentioned.
I personally would vote against Chicago because of the EXTREME association with one particular branch of economic and public-policy theory which the law school enjoys. If you're into that field ("Dear Ms. Rand: You are right about everything. Dumb people should die. Law is about killing all but the top tier of the human population so that the Weltanschauung can succeed. I personally get to pick who is a member of that top tier.") then go right ahead, but if you're not then I think the constant showings of "Fountainhead" are going to get on your nerves. ("Dear Mr. Friedman: You are right about everything. The free market is perfect, and is a force for nothing but good 100% of the time. Law is about killing ...").This is like the Billy Madison puppy who lost his way speech.
Mr. final_id, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
(somewhere - I caught your initial, not as nice response)
I've only been at UChicago for about a week, but I think it's safe to say that all of the stereotypes about UChicago (extremely conservative, big focus on law and economics, academically intense students) are completely ridiculous. Most students here (probably 2/3 just based on anecdotal evidence) lean Democrat/left. Last year when I was applying I saw some UChicago student say something like "UChicago is probably 70% left, 30% right, as opposed to most law schools, which are 90% left, 10% right." That seems to be the case to me, at least as far as I can tell after a week of meeting people.
The law and economics thing I can't comment on too much yet, but it also seems to be a ridiculous exaggeration. I have absolutely no background in economics (I was an education major, took no economics classes) but I have had no problem keeping up the very few times we have talked about anything related to economics. I think the "law and economics" thing is a huge misconception - both what exactly that means, and how prevalent it is at UChicago. But again, it's early so we'll see.
As for the students...I've visited Penn Law 3 times in the past year, and I've visited almost every other T-14 school. As you will all see during admitted student weekends, the stereotypes about student bodies just aren't true, at least as far as I could tell. It's the first week of classes, and there are definitely a couple people you could tell a few hours a day in the library, but the overwhelming majority of us have been spending most of our time going out, watching football, going to the gym, relaxing, etc.
I remember last year a lot of naive 0Ls applied to NYU, Penn, etc. but not Chicago because they were scared of all of these stereotypes. (I almost didn't apply to UChicago for these reasons). All I can say is don't take my word for it, and definitely don't listen to people who comment about the environment at schools they've never been to. Come see for yourself and make your own decision.
« on: September 25, 2007, 04:26:27 PM »
It's a little early to be planning, but some of my friends from home are trying to plan a couple trips for next summer. Do most 1L summer jobs give you the opportunity to take a couple weeks off at some point during the summer - either just after finals, right before fall quarter, or somewhere in between? Or is this something that completely depends on the employer?
« on: September 25, 2007, 02:49:19 AM »
Yankees magic number is 1 bump