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Illinois 1L taking questions
« on: September 29, 2008, 09:41:01 AM »
Fire away!

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Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 10:42:39 AM »
Why aren't you studying right now?

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Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 10:57:05 AM »
I can do both.  ;D

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Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2008, 12:02:31 PM »
so give us the run-down...

what surprised you most about illinois?

what do you like the best so far/least...?

how is the social environment?

do you like your classes?

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Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2008, 12:14:06 PM »
I think the thing that surprised me most was that everyone is pretty friendly.  I was told that was how it was going to be, but I didn't really believe it.  I am not from the Midwest, but half the school is so maybe that is it.  What I like the best is Property.  My teacher there is old school, even though he looks pretty young.  He pushes the class and has no tolerance for gunners, that is awesome.  As long as you are prepared, you are fine.  So far I have been too scared to not prepare.  Least is tougher.  Probably the legal writing class.  It seems more about learning to write like your professor wants you to.  I suppose that is what practice will be like at first, so maybe it is a good skill to learn.  It just isn't as interesting as my other classes.
The social environment is great.  People actually hang out with each other.  There is a softball league that half the school plays in, that is fun.  Beer Dart's on Wednesday, that is cool too.  The SBA throws some parties on the weekends.  The downtown Champaign bars are fun enough, and it is cheap to live here.  So far so good.

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Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2008, 12:20:20 PM »
How do you like the buildings/facilities/law library? What's the town like? Can you get a good espresso anywhere?  ;)

Edit: I'm serious. I take my espresso very seriously.
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Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2008, 02:37:18 PM »
I think the campus is really nice, although you don't see it very often.  The law school kind of looks like it was built in the 50's but they seem to have update all of the classrooms recently.  The library is nice.  More windows would be good, but there is a lot of space and the librarians are actually friendly.  Pretty good espresso right across the street and there are local coffee shops everywhere, most with free wireless.  I do a lot of studying at places like that on weekends.

The town is a college town but it is real easy to get around in and it is cheap.  I haven't run out of things to do, yet.  They just got done having this pretty cool music festival. http://2008.pygmalionmusicfestival.com/
It was pretty cool.

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Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2008, 07:16:04 PM »
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Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2008, 08:12:17 PM »
Go Blue!

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Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2008, 09:55:26 PM »
Go Blue!

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