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MP's Thread, or how to get paid $75K to sit around: also known as UChicago 2010

Perry

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So, they finally let me out. I guess Cass was so excited about Samantha Power being given an office in the building that he forgot I was in the back. I'm pretty excited because I can actually lay down in there unlike Cass's office which is strewn with books and paper.

Hey all,

I'm an incoming 1L looking for a place to live. I'm hoping to avoid the cost and commute of living in regents. Do any of you have experience living in the 56th-59th street area? Also, where will that new Treasure Island be located?

Thanks for all your help!

Perry

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Hey all,

I'm an incoming 1L looking for a place to live. I'm hoping to avoid the cost and commute of living in regents. Do any of you have experience living in the 56th-59th street area? Also, where will that new Treasure Island be located?

Thanks for all your help!

Woof! Check out MAC Properties. On the upside, they own a ton of buildings in the neighborhood which would cut down on search costs. On the downside, some of their properties are slums--I caught fleas at my current pad. <itchy whimper>

Treasure Island is at 55th and Lake Park.

Perry, thanks for the link to MAC.

Based on their map: http://www.macapartments.com/mac/a_ch_hp_overview.html

What areas are "safe" areas, with better neighborhoods, and what areas would you all stay away from?

Rule of thumb is no further west than cottage grove, no further north than 50th (although I would easy go up to 48th, but its a bit of a walk), no surther south than say, 62nd, although I am not sure on that one.

Perry

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Woof, stay in the red box and try to get close to center or near the lake. Despite other posters, don't live south of the law school, even by a block. One time, I was being taken for a walk down there, and some guy tried to hold me and Cass up. He was like "Empty your pockets!" and I was like "I'm a dog, lol, I don't have pockets."


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http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2008/07/visiting-profes.html

The troubling ones:

Strahilevitz: Yale
Gersen: Harvard
Malani: Harvard
Samaha: Stanford
Cox: NYU

Obviously this is just visiting, not lateral moves or anything like that, but still concerning.

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http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2008/07/visiting-profes.html

The troubling ones:

Strahilevitz: Yale
Gersen: Harvard
Malani: Harvard
Samaha: Stanford
Cox: NYU

Obviously this is just visiting, not lateral moves or anything like that, but still concerning.

STRAHI!!!!!!  Going to Yale??? Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2008/07/visiting-profes.html

The troubling ones:

Strahilevitz: Yale
Gersen: Harvard
Malani: Harvard
Samaha: Stanford
Cox: NYU

Obviously this is just visiting, not lateral moves or anything like that, but still concerning.

I've been thinking about this, and I've come to the question - why is this troubling?  Because it signifies that they might get poached?  Possibly.  I mean, they're young awesome professors.

However, I think the time of professors staying at one school (much like lawyers staying at one firm) has probably passed us by.  None of these people will be Epstein or Currie or any of the legends who stuck around for decades.  Which is sad, but true.

Given the new reality, I think I might be more concerned if our professors weren't in demand from other top schools.

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http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2008/07/visiting-profes.html

The troubling ones:

Strahilevitz: Yale
Gersen: Harvard
Malani: Harvard
Samaha: Stanford
Cox: NYU

Obviously this is just visiting, not lateral moves or anything like that, but still concerning.

Also E. Posner at NYU.  Geoff Stone is going to NYU too, but I believe he's done that several times in the past.

Man, the Lior thing really sucks.  I hope that is truly just a visiting thing... :(