Cornell Law School 2011

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Rosstafarian
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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby Rosstafarian » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:53 am

Another question -- I read in a recent mailing from the financial aid office that we shouldn't buy a computer before August 1 if we want to be reimbursed by federal loans for it. Are we to infer that it's OK to go ahead and buy one now? (There's a LSAT voice in my head yelling "no! no! no!")



On a related note, my LSAT alarm bells also blared during the federal loan entrance counseling quiz, which I think contains an error that will cause its takers to be scored incorrectly on one of its questions. I posted about it here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=38593

Sorry if this seems totally lame.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby LeahNic » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:11 am

Should you just call and ask if its ok to buy a computer and have them adjust your grad plus loans? Karla seems very helpful. I went ahead and bought mine. I didnt want to encourage myself to take out more loans for it.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby Rosstafarian » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:20 am

LeahNic wrote:Should you just call and ask if its ok to buy a computer and have them adjust your grad plus loans? Karla seems very helpful. I went ahead and bought mine. I didnt want to encourage myself to take out more loans for it.


I requested the adjustment on my loan application. Just emailed Karla about timing.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby neskerdoo » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:50 pm

So, anyone get a parking pass yet? Do you know which zone it's in?

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby Sunking1456 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:15 pm

Anyone else getting a little nervous/anxious?

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby niclaw » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:39 pm

Sunking1456 wrote:Anyone else getting a little nervous/anxious?


Yes. :? Also pretty excited though.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby KidA23 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:36 pm

Anxious, definitely; I'm ready to get this ish started. Going crazy after living at home the past week.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby neskerdoo » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:41 pm

don't forget my parking question!

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby kn6542 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:44 pm

neskerdoo wrote:don't forget my parking question!

I only got a 10 day pack. I plan to walk, bike, bus, etc the majority of the time.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby neskerdoo » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:54 pm

I hate "Big Yellow Taxi" more than ever....

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby CampbellRh » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:59 pm

excited/scared...

you all seem so smart--which makes me crazy nervous.



...and no parking info for me yet...

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby OggXI » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:20 pm

Where/when did you guys get your book and coat locker info?

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby kn6542 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:27 pm

OggXI wrote:Where/when did you guys get your book and coat locker info?

https://support.law.cornell.edu/student ... udents.cfm

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby neskerdoo » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:56 pm

I just realized that the locker/ vending area is one I have not yet visited/ explored.... This makes me annoyed

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby Sunking1456 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:34 pm

I did not get any sort of pass. My apartment is a 10 minute walk away with a free shuttle. Did you you all in a similar situation do the same thing?

Should I have gotten a ten day pass for emergencies?

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby OggXI » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:40 pm

kn6542 wrote:
OggXI wrote:Where/when did you guys get your book and coat locker info?

https://support.law.cornell.edu/student ... udents.cfm


Thanks, I hadn't even checked out this site yet.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby sil » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:40 pm

Hey,

I was invited to that program as well, and I was wondering why I was invited. I emailed Patina Janisko and this is her reply:

Thank you for your e-mail. The academic orientation program that
you mention is designed primarily for minority and foreign students to
help them start networking before everyone else arrives. All the
activities are designed for these groups.

Thank you for checking with us and please feel free to
contact us if you have any further questions and we look forward to
seeing you this fall.

Patina Janisko

Does this make sense? Are the others of you who got assigned to this program minorities? Also, I read the letter they sent, and it said that the program included all people who checked that they wanted diversity considered as a part of their application were included, as well as a "few other individuals with interesting educational backgrounds." I don't know what this means. It still kind of sounds like its meant to be in some way remedial; otherwise, why would we be taking a test at the end of the week? I don't really have any idea why they would put me in a remedial program. I went to the University of Chicago; my GPA is above their 25-75 range and my LSAT was pretty good, though not in their 75th like the other person that posted.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby neskerdoo » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:50 pm

I would love me some remedial networking!

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby kn6542 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:52 pm

Dude, calm down. "Remedial" is not the word.

I personally find the idea of getting feedback on a law school exam that is ungraded to be a good thing. Some lawl schools have that sort of thing for everyone. Cornell has simply decided that it isn't beneficial to everyone, and it's likely that they've notice that if they invite the whole class and it's optional, only about 1/3 of the class comes. Rather than wasting resources by inviting everyone, they have set it up to accommodate the typical number of people who would come, and then limited invitations to the ones they thought would make the most use out of it. If you really think you don't need it, don't go. Do something else that week - yay for you.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby sil » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:27 pm

sorry...i just looked and realized that people posted about this like 5 billion times, which i didn't realize. you're probably sick to death of hearing about this...i promise i'm not a tool, just a bit nervous...is anyone living in the valentine apt complex?

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby kn6542 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:29 pm

sil wrote:sorry...i just looked and realized that people posted about this like 5 billion times, which i didn't realize. you're probably sick to death of hearing about this...i promise i'm not a tool, just a bit nervous...is anyone living in the valentine apt complex?

Lol...yeah, I think I already ran the gamut of feeling insulted, grateful, burdened, and then just happy to have the opportunity.

I stayed in the Valentine apts during the ASW. They seem pretty nice.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby LeahNic » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:12 pm

Sunking1456 wrote:Anyone else getting a little nervous/anxious?


I'm getting super nervous and excited too. I feel like I havent used my brain in years though so this could be a bit of a jolt...

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby Rosstafarian » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:23 pm

Anyone doing the Ithaca Car Share service?

http://www.ithacacarshare.org/

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby neskerdoo » Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:44 pm

no, but it seems like a cool system...



and who else is wishing that COA-tuition= more money than it does....?

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby Rosstafarian » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:24 pm

neskerdoo wrote:no, but it seems like a cool system...



and who else is wishing that COA-tuition= more money than it does....?


Meaning that you're allowed to borrow more?

I think I welcome disincentives to spending when that spending is pure debt and will have to be repaid with interest. Think of it like this -- every purchase you make (whether it's a beer, a movie, rent, etc.) costs you the sticker price plus interest that compounds yearly.




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