Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby koalatriste » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:05 am

holybartender wrote:
koalatriste wrote:cornell is literally the worst place in the world. the cold is the least of your worries - the CLOUDS are way worse than the cold, but the way in which people treat one another makes cornell uniquely terrible among top law schools. it's no secret. everyone knows it.


The grey is definitely worse than the cold. Also, what are you referencing?


i'm referencing the infamous spring break GPA/resume hacking incident. seriously, who does that?

edit: you know, the one where your GPA and a bunch of other 1Ls GPA's ended up in an email that floated around school.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby rangers0412 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:10 am

Isnt cornell known for a lot of suicides?

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby holybartender » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:12 am

koalatriste wrote:
holybartender wrote:
koalatriste wrote:cornell is literally the worst place in the world. the cold is the least of your worries - the CLOUDS are way worse than the cold, but the way in which people treat one another makes cornell uniquely terrible among top law schools. it's no secret. everyone knows it.


The grey is definitely worse than the cold. Also, what are you referencing?


i'm referencing the infamous spring break GPA/resume hacking incident. seriously, who does that?

edit: you know, the one where your GPA and a bunch of other 1Ls GPA's ended up in an email that floated around school.


I have literally never heard of this.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby koalatriste » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:16 am

holybartender wrote:
koalatriste wrote:
holybartender wrote:
koalatriste wrote:cornell is literally the worst place in the world. the cold is the least of your worries - the CLOUDS are way worse than the cold, but the way in which people treat one another makes cornell uniquely terrible among top law schools. it's no secret. everyone knows it.


The grey is definitely worse than the cold. Also, what are you referencing?


i'm referencing the infamous spring break GPA/resume hacking incident. seriously, who does that?

edit: you know, the one where your GPA and a bunch of other 1Ls GPA's ended up in an email that floated around school.


I have literally never heard of this.


well, it happened. you and everyone else who went to new orleans over spring break had their GPA and resumes stolen because of a glitch in the new orleans PD system. then one of our esteemed classmates put them into an email, and, viola, this is why cornell has such a terrible reputation.

i remember your first semester GPA to the hundreths digit (from seeing it in the email), if you would like to PM me or facebook message me to verify.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby Big Tuna » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:30 am

koalatriste wrote:well, it happened. you and everyone else who went to new orleans over spring break had their GPA and resumes stolen because of a glitch in the new orleans PD system. then one of our esteemed classmates put them into an email, and, viola, this is why cornell has such a terrible reputation.

i remember your first semester GPA to the hundreths digit (from seeing it in the email), if you would like to PM me or facebook message me to verify.

That is infuriating but I would bet there is at least one such selfish prick at every top school. From my experience I have found many people at Cornell to be awesome people who I would want to be friends with. The good vastly outweigh the bad and even though the school is relatively small it is VERY easy to ignore the assholes and other people you don't like. Plus most of the people that suck don't go out anyway so you will never see them outside of the law school.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby flcath » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:32 am

koalatriste wrote:well, it happened. you and everyone else who went to new orleans over spring break had their GPA and resumes stolen because of a glitch in the new orleans PD system. then one of our esteemed classmates put them into an email, and, viola, this is why cornell has such a terrible reputation.

i remember your first semester GPA to the hundreths digit (from seeing it in the email), if you would like to PM me or facebook message me to verify.

:!:

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby FlanAl » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:10 pm

Hey light.

I recently went through this exact same decision and chose Cornell. Just thought I'd let you know that there will be two warm weather folks freezing in ithaca next year. If you have any questions feel free to pm.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby PennyLane2013 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:28 pm

koalatriste wrote:
cornell is literally the worst place in the world. the cold is the least of your worries - the CLOUDS are way worse than the cold, but the way in which people treat one another makes cornell uniquely terrible among top law schools. it's no secret. everyone knows it.


This is 99% false, and to the extent that it's true, Cornell is what you make it - you can choose to be happy and surround yourself with cool people, or you can choose to be miserable and fuel the negativity. Don't take one person's bad experience to heart, and take everything you see on TLS with a boulder-sized grain of salt.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby koalatriste » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:19 pm

PennyLane2013 wrote:koalatriste wrote:
cornell is literally the worst place in the world. the cold is the least of your worries - the CLOUDS are way worse than the cold, but the way in which people treat one another makes cornell uniquely terrible among top law schools. it's no secret. everyone knows it.


This is 99% false, and to the extent that it's true, Cornell is what you make it - you can choose to be happy and surround yourself with cool people, or you can choose to be miserable and fuel the negativity. Don't take one person's bad experience to heart, and take everything you see on TLS with a boulder-sized grain of salt.


the same could be said for your "one person's" good experience, but, nonetheless, +1 on taking TLS cum granos salis.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby blahbonk » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:56 pm

koalatriste wrote:
PennyLane2013 wrote:koalatriste wrote:
cornell is literally the worst place in the world. the cold is the least of your worries - the CLOUDS are way worse than the cold, but the way in which people treat one another makes cornell uniquely terrible among top law schools. it's no secret. everyone knows it.


This is 99% false, and to the extent that it's true, Cornell is what you make it - you can choose to be happy and surround yourself with cool people, or you can choose to be miserable and fuel the negativity. Don't take one person's bad experience to heart, and take everything you see on TLS with a boulder-sized grain of salt.


the same could be said for your "one person's" good experience, but, nonetheless, +1 on taking TLS cum granos salis.


+1 for the Ithaca love. Also, I know who this person who hates it is, and let me tell you something about certain law students like him. Certain law students will complain to you about all of their classmates, and never figure out that it is they themselves who everyone hates and/or considers the real gunner. And these people will find something to complain about anywhere/everywhere their whole lives, so truly, the joke is on them. I totally agree that the weather sucks and there's no masking that, but it is hilariously ironic for this person to judge his classmates.
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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby holybartender » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:09 pm

I like koalatriste.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby koalatriste » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:19 pm

holybartender wrote:I like koalatriste.


thanks, holybartender.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby koalatriste » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:20 pm

blahbonk wrote:
koalatriste wrote:
PennyLane2013 wrote:koalatriste wrote:
cornell is literally the worst place in the world. the cold is the least of your worries - the CLOUDS are way worse than the cold, but the way in which people treat one another makes cornell uniquely terrible among top law schools. it's no secret. everyone knows it.


This is 99% false, and to the extent that it's true, Cornell is what you make it - you can choose to be happy and surround yourself with cool people, or you can choose to be miserable and fuel the negativity. Don't take one person's bad experience to heart, and take everything you see on TLS with a boulder-sized grain of salt.


the same could be said for your "one person's" good experience, but, nonetheless, +1 on taking TLS cum granos salis.


+1 for the Ithaca love. Also, I know who this person who hates it is, and let me tell you something about certain law students like him. Certain law students will complain to you about all of their classmates, and never figure out that it is they themselves who everyone hates and/or considers the real gunner. And these people will spend find something to complain about anywhere/everywhere their whole lives, so truly, the joke is on them. I totally agree that the weather sucks and there's no masking that, but it is hilariously ironic for this person to judge his classmates.


hi, blahblonk, welcome to TLS. your queen is at an 8 and the TLS maximum is a 4, so tone it down just a bit. THX.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby clone22 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:23 pm

So how awkward do these anonymous conversations get when you actually know each other in class?

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby afghan007 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:30 pm

clone22 wrote:So how awkward do these anonymous conversations get when you actually know each other in class?


we're not mths for no reason. we play out like daytime tv.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby chatterbox43 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:31 pm

ok kids, calm down.

There are a lot of really great people at Cornell Law. They aren't always the loudest people, but they're there, definitely. I think most people find a group of friends they like, and get really close to. Honestly, there are very few people in the class I actively dislike, and those are easy to avoid.

I think the two biggest things to think about between GULC and Cornell are size and location. If you really need to be in a city to be happy, go GULC. Ithaca has stuff to do, believe it or not, but it's never going to compare to a real city, even DC. If you like the small town thing, go Cornell. If you want a small class, go Cornell -- there really are advantages to it, even if it sometimes feels like middle school. I feel like the profs actually knew who I was, like I could talk to the administration pretty easily. If you want a huge class, with the corresponding options that a big school will have (more classes, more clinics, etc.) go to GULC.

But either way, it'll be what you make of it. Really.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby blahbonk » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:33 pm

koalatriste wrote:
blahbonk wrote:
koalatriste wrote:
PennyLane2013 wrote:koalatriste wrote:
cornell is literally the worst place in the world. the cold is the least of your worries - the CLOUDS are way worse than the cold, but the way in which people treat one another makes cornell uniquely terrible among top law schools. it's no secret. everyone knows it.


This is 99% false, and to the extent that it's true, Cornell is what you make it - you can choose to be happy and surround yourself with cool people, or you can choose to be miserable and fuel the negativity. Don't take one person's bad experience to heart, and take everything you see on TLS with a boulder-sized grain of salt.


the same could be said for your "one person's" good experience, but, nonetheless, +1 on taking TLS cum granos salis.


+1 for the Ithaca love. Also, I know who this person who hates it is, and let me tell you something about certain law students like him. Certain law students will complain to you about all of their classmates, and never figure out that it is they themselves who everyone hates and/or considers the real gunner. And these people will spend find something to complain about anywhere/everywhere their whole lives, so truly, the joke is on them. I totally agree that the weather sucks and there's no masking that, but it is hilariously ironic for this person to judge his classmates.


hi, blahblonk, welcome to TLS. your queen is at an 8 and the TLS maximum is a 4, so tone it down just a bit. THX.


I apologize because now having re-read what I wrote, it's a lot harsher than I meant it to be.

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Re: Georgetown (sticker) vs. UF ($$)..need help deciding.

Postby roranoa » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:35 pm

Light wrote:
rad law wrote:What are your numbers?


Numbers are 167 and 3.9


Wow, Gtown and Cornell (with $$$) with those numbers!?

What are your softs??

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby holybartender » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:36 pm

On topic chat: I was choosing between Cornell and Georgetown and I picked the former because I wanted to be in a smaller academic community. I interviewed for GULC and the lady, who was very nice, openly said "yeah we called it the law factory because it's really easy to get lost in the shuffle because there are so many students." In retrospect I felt Ithaca was a great place to do 1L at least, because you really aren't going to be spending tons of time out in the city doing things. I like the school, I like the people, and I think Cornell's a solid choice.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby AdamatUCF » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:39 pm

chatterbox43 wrote:ok kids, calm down.

There are a lot of really great people at Cornell Law. They aren't always the loudest people, but they're there, definitely. I think most people find a group of friends they like, and get really close to. Honestly, there are very few people in the class I actively dislike, and those are easy to avoid.

I think the two biggest things to think about between GULC and Cornell are size and location. If you really need to be in a city to be happy, go GULC. Ithaca has stuff to do, believe it or not, but it's never going to compare to a real city, even DC. If you like the small town thing, go Cornell. If you want a small class, go Cornell -- there really are advantages to it, even if it sometimes feels like middle school. I feel like the profs actually knew who I was, like I could talk to the administration pretty easily. If you want a huge class, with the corresponding options that a big school will have (more classes, more clinics, etc.) go to GULC.

But either way, it'll be what you make of it. Really.



This is the best advice. Ithaca is both pretty and cold. Cornell is an interesting campus, and Cornell Law is a great school. Like any group of more than 100 people, you'll find a bunch of people you like, a few people you dislike, and people you don't really know.

Plus, as a Floridian myself, I can vouch for the fact that your first winter will likely be an experience, but if you pack warm (like I did), you'll be fine. I'd never seen snow before, and now it's really no thing. Wear long sleeved, thick clothing, live close to campus, and watch where you're walking (cold wet ground is something you only ignore until the first time you fall).


Don't let random internet exaggerations sway you one way or the other.

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby bogart » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:22 pm

Ithaca is fantastic if you like small, northeastern towns. Cool little downtown area, and a couple of good bars that get some great bands to come through. While winter drops a lot of snow the rest of the year is pretty nice. For example, it has the best fall you will ever see, and in the summer you can hike the falls.

Lastly, anyone who says it is the greatest place in the world, or that it is the worst place in the world is a sucker and you should dismiss their opinion.

good luck to you.

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Re: Georgetown (sticker) vs. UF ($$)..need help deciding.

Postby Light » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:39 pm

roranoa wrote:
Light wrote:
rad law wrote:What are your numbers?


Numbers are 167 and 3.9


Wow, Gtown and Cornell (with $$$) with those numbers!?

What are your softs??


Did you think it was a good deal for my stats? Alot of people were telling me to retake. My softs are just 2 summers at the public defender's office and 2 at the state attorney's.

To the guy who suggested I might be an idiot for taking weather over job prospects- that's not the case I'm just taking quality of life into account as a side issue or tie breaker. Also, I notice Cornell claims 76th percent private firm placement for 2010. Not sure how much are big law since salaries aren't posted or if these stats aren't exaggerated somehow.

I'm not persuaded that Cornell kids are bigger jerks because of one or two incidents. I usually get along with everyone so its whatevs.

Also I'm applying for housing in the dorms to mitigate my florida Popsicle syndrome.

Thanks for everyone's help so far- sorry if I didn't get a chance to respond or thank everyone thoroughly I'm posting from my phone. Do excuse typing errors for this reason too lol

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Re: Georgetown (sticker) vs. UF ($$)..need help deciding.

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:44 pm

Light wrote:
roranoa wrote:Wow, Gtown and Cornell (with $$$) with those numbers!?

What are your softs??


Did you think it was a good deal for my stats?


21k total isn't really considered "$$$" on TLS, it's more like "$." I mean 21k total really isn't a big deal when you consider that these schools cost $200,000+. I would say that you did not outperform your numbers or get a good deal for your numbers, but you didn't underperform or get a bad deal... you got about what was to be expected (which is basically sticker or close to it at a lower T14).

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby mths » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:47 am

afghan007 wrote:
clone22 wrote:So how awkward do these anonymous conversations get when you actually know each other in class?


we're not mths for no reason. we play out like daytime tv.

Isn't it wonderful?

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Re: Georgetown (21k) vs. Cornell (21k)

Postby lawgod » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:48 am

I'm thinking: government- GT; private- cornell




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