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Hey All...I will be an incoming 1L living at Regents in about a week. Do you guys know if the lake shore drive bike path goes all the way down to 61st street? And if it does, does anyone who lives at Regents ride their bike to class (I really abhor the whole idea of constantly needing to "catch the bus" to get home or to class)? Also, is it crazy to think I can ride my bike the 7 miles from Regents, up the shore, to union station  (I will be needing to visit my gf at U of I at least a few times during football season lol)?

Thanks, and I look forward to meeting you all!


As a fellow bike rider I can answer this. Like Anon said, it's very easy to ride down to the LS from Regents in good weather (or bad if you're brave) on the surface streets. You can definitely ride on the path down to 57th st if you'd like (it goes further but you need to cross under LSD at 57th) and then over to the LS. And yes, you can ride up to Union Station or take a bus up there for a couple of bucks. There are tons of bikers in HP so you'll be in good company; my best tip is to learn which streets are not so heavily traveled and ride those. I do this and have thus far avoided any problems with cars/people etc...

You can definitely ride your bike from Regents; I live near there and rode in through most of fall quarter and all of spring quarter. Regular streets in Hyde Park are fine. But I actually recommend more heavily trafficked streets--they're often better maintained (Chicago=potholes), and cars on busier streets go slower and are used to looking out for cyclists. Just don't get doored.

And you should do the South Side Bike Tour (http://chicagostudies.uchicago.edu/discover_tours.html) early October-ish. It's really fun, and one of the stops is right near Union Station.


I disagree about the busier streets idea - it's been my experience that cars tend to zoom in and around bicyclists on Woodlawn/Ellis/etc with little regard. I try to ride on the wide one-way streets like Blackstone and Greenwood and have never had any problems. As long as you're paying attention you can avoid the potholes but to each his own - you're probably more adventurous than me.

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Rough in what sense?  Grade-wise?  Work load?  If it's just boredom, I'm pretty confident in my interest in these courses.


I meant in the boredom sense. Certainly there are people that are interested in tax, trusts, etc but it's universally acknowledged that those are "dry" subjects and the thought of taking 4 classes like that in one quarter sounds pretty terrible. If you can do it, good luck to you.

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I'm pretty excited.  I'm really into personal finance; it would be great to understand invoices and be able to know some basic income tax stuff.  To each his own, obviously.  I don't think I could get into ConLaw.  Too big picture and ivory tower for me.

I agree with Anon, that schedule sounds pretty rough. I'd ditch the Accounting thing and take Mini MBA over spring break - same content, SUPER EASY 180+

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I'm doing:

Trusts and Estates
Introductory Income Tax (heard great things about Roin . . . I love very clear, organized professors)
Fundamentals of Accounting for Lawyers (if I get into it through lottery)
Advanced Legal Writing (ditto)

I had Roin for Ks and Tax and I was not a fan. I never knew what the hell she wanted us to know so I got very little out of both classes and regretted taking them. However apparently I think Henderson is the bomb-diggity so to each his own.

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Hey All...I will be an incoming 1L living at Regents in about a week. Do you guys know if the lake shore drive bike path goes all the way down to 61st street? And if it does, does anyone who lives at Regents ride their bike to class (I really abhor the whole idea of constantly needing to "catch the bus" to get home or to class)? Also, is it crazy to think I can ride my bike the 7 miles from Regents, up the shore, to union station  (I will be needing to visit my gf at U of I at least a few times during football season lol)?

Thanks, and I look forward to meeting you all!


As a fellow bike rider I can answer this. Like Anon said, it's very easy to ride down to the LS from Regents in good weather (or bad if you're brave) on the surface streets. You can definitely ride on the path down to 57th st if you'd like (it goes further but you need to cross under LSD at 57th) and then over to the LS. And yes, you can ride up to Union Station or take a bus up there for a couple of bucks. There are tons of bikers in HP so you'll be in good company; my best tip is to learn which streets are not so heavily traveled and ride those. I do this and have thus far avoided any problems with cars/people etc...

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I think I'm going:

FedJur
Crim Pro II
Trusts and Estates
Legal Professions

and Food Law if I get in.

The alternative to that schedule is:
FedJur
ConLaw I
ConLaw III
Legal Professions

but I'd prefer the first.

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Alright, OCI is over - what's the final roundup? Things getting better?

RE: Class selection - FedJur with Mortara is supposedly an awesome class (I'm sure Strauss is good as well but I'm taking the Mortara one). If you're interested in taking Secured Transactions I'd take it with Baird since he rarely teaches it and Baird is a great teacher. The only class I would recommend waiting on would be Corporations and taking it with Henderson in the winter. I took 3 Henderson classes last year and enjoyed Corporations exponentially more than the others - he's just really good in it IMO.

Thanks for the tips on both of these courses.

Does anyone have or can relate comments on Zarfes?  I am considering his IT Law seminar.



Zarfes is easy but I hate his classes. I took his "concluding complex bull" last year and it was like pretend time on steroids. He would pass out some 100-page contract and split us into two teams of 20 people and ask us to "negotiate" it. He gave us very little context and it was a 2-hour shitshow until we could go home. Everyone got a good grade but I hated going to that class with every ounce of my self.

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Alright, OCI is over - what's the final roundup? Things getting better?

RE: Class selection - FedJur with Mortara is supposedly an awesome class (I'm sure Strauss is good as well but I'm taking the Mortara one). If you're interested in taking Secured Transactions I'd take it with Baird since he rarely teaches it and Baird is a great teacher. The only class I would recommend waiting on would be Corporations and taking it with Henderson in the winter. I took 3 Henderson classes last year and enjoyed Corporations exponentially more than the others - he's just really good in it IMO.

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The idea that a school would sue you is ridiculous. The worst thing that will happen is that if the school you deferred from catches wind of you reapplying they may notify peer schools that you're likely applying to (similar to ED). If you're upfront about this you can reject your deferral and go wherever you want. The shady part is holding on to the deferral and reapplying to see what you land. If this is your plan tread lightly for reputational reasons but not b/c the school is going to sue you.

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Buffettloogie was absolutely correct.  The number of people with one or no callbacks is overwhelming.  This is arguably the worst OCI ever.  XOXO was too optimistic.   :o

In unrelated news, congratulations to annonymous.  You must be very excited about the offer.

That is one thing I would rather not be right about. But I think a lot of firms are just being more cautious and since OCIs are more clustered this year they can take their time in deciding on callbacks if necessary - especially in light of the news this week about Skadden's idea to do a single offer day (which I think is genius BTW).

And yes, public congratulations of Anon is certainly in order.

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