Cornell Law School 2011

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retasu
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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby retasu » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:47 pm

Lunch tomorrow? Or Friday?

I've only been to one place in Collegetown so far (Plum Tree, which has decent Japanese food), so I'm up for exploring more.

And while I'm on the topic of food, a little place called Glenwood Pines on the lake has amazing burgers, if any of you have a car and are looking for someplace to go.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby fsohn » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:22 pm

I'm up for anything tomorrow afternoon, even though I'm about to become poorer than I've ever been in my life because of all these loans. Does anyone else find it odd that though the budget is only intended to cover 9-10 months, that the first semester's money has to cover the break months, whereas after second semester we will (hopefully) be gainfully employed over the summer? I don't imagine I'll need much more than groceries and toiletries and such, but still, the budget looks awefully thin that first semester.

Also, for section D, saving about 20 bucks after 2day shipping on the CivPro book on amazon, my book total (with the optional hornbook for contracts) came to 962.94. I didn't buy another optional book for the lawyering class.

And for you AOPers, fwiw, I sit all the way in the back, right by kn6542.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby kn6542 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:36 pm

fsohn wrote:And for you AOPers, fwiw, I sit all the way in the back, right by kn6542.


Yeah, and I'm the one who is all like, "I dunno".

I'm game for lunch tomorrow if anyone wants to meet up after class is over. Friday is not so good because I'm headed to Rochester as soon as the exam is over.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby wuhoo » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:35 pm

Hahaha, ahh AOP is good times. Johnson called on me today and I completely blanked. Had to make stuff up to stall for time. I hope she doesn't remember me when the semester kicks off.

I don't understand how they give the yearly allotted budget for books as $850 when it's very clearly higher than that just for one semester, it's outrageous!

And whoever has Summers for Contracts, I'm sorry. :(

Lunch tomorrow sounds pretty neat. I am so close to being flat-out broke though, yikes.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby LeahNic » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:44 pm

Yah, I'm going to strongly encourage them to up the budget for books for the next years. $850 is ridiculous. Now I just have to figure out who to talk to in order to make sure that happens.

I'm going to lunch tomorrow with my mentor... that should hopefully be informative.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby logicianwannabe » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:05 am

for everyone who went to academic orientation--how was it? will those who didn't go be damned to hell?

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby gravity » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:33 am

logicianwannabe wrote:for everyone who went to academic orientation--how was it? will those who didn't go be damned to hell?

definitely not... i think they're doing it so we have some friends once school starts.. lol

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby Ken » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:27 am

I will soon be doing an interview with Cornell's Dean of Admissions. I would welcome any suggestions on questions you feel would have been helpful to you when you were applying to Cornell. Please post any suggestions here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=39800

Have an amazing time at Cornell, it is an amazing place. Thanks for any questions you may provide,

Ken

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby CampbellRh » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:59 pm

For those of you that have not picked up books yet:

You should really try textbooks.com. I ordered 5 books from there last night, and compared to the prices at the Cornell Store, it is saving me about $185 (including the shipping). They also have a flat shipping rate-my books will be there on Monday, and it only cost $11.99 to ship all 5 books.

Just a thought :)

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby OggXI » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:00 pm

kn6542 wrote:
CampbellRh wrote:Between textbooks.com and barristerbooks.com...I'm about to spend $620.00 on books, and another 30 or so books to have them shipped 2 day air to Ithaca so I get them on Monday. :(

And, I still have another 4 books for lawyering and another 1 for Civ Pro.

Is the list price listed on textbooks.com and barrister books what we would actually be paying at the Cornell Store? I'm just trying to make sure this is still worth it.

If you are worried about spending the money on books before loans are disbursed, you can enroll in a "cornellcard" that is connected to your student ID. It has a $10 annual fee. Anyway, you can use it at places like the bookstore, and I think you get a $850 limit. If you're short on cash but want your books now, it's not a bad option. You can just pay it off when your loans come in.
http://www.bursar.cornell.edu/CornellCard.cfm


The problem is that I don't have my student ID card yet. I suppose we'll get it Monday, but I was hoping to pick some books at the bookstore over the weekend. Does anyone know if this is possible without your ID card or if there's a way to get our ID cards before Monday?

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby fsohn » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:54 pm

You can shop at the bookstore without a Cornell ID, but you will be paying sales tax, from which you'd be exempt if you did have the card.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby kn6542 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:36 pm

Does anyone have a clue whether we need to buy a different book for the second semester of year long classes? I know some of them have different profs. I hope we can use the same book and save some money.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby OggXI » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:28 pm

fsohn wrote:You can shop at the bookstore without a Cornell ID, but you will be paying sales tax, from which you'd be exempt if you did have the card.


I know you can shop at the bookstore without your ID card, but what I was trying to ask was whether you can use the "cornellcard" option and charge things to your account before you get your card.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby LeahNic » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:32 pm

It seems like we should be able to use the same book for at least the classes that we have year round. I would think there would be some sort of discount your second semester for them to have the audacity to only allow for $850 a year in books.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby kn6542 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:55 pm

OggXI wrote:
fsohn wrote:You can shop at the bookstore without a Cornell ID, but you will be paying sales tax, from which you'd be exempt if you did have the card.


I know you can shop at the bookstore without your ID card, but what I was trying to ask was whether you can use the "cornellcard" option and charge things to your account before you get your card.

I don't think you can. Perhaps you can stop by the admin offices tomorrow and see if you can get your card. The AOP folks got theirs on Monday, so I think they are ready (assuming your pic doesn't need to be retaken).

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby woeisme » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:58 pm

fsohn wrote:You can shop at the bookstore without a Cornell ID, but you will be paying sales tax, from which you'd be exempt if you did have the card.


Seriously?! Ugh! How do we get the card??

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby kn6542 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:12 pm

You will get your card on Tuesday during orientation. If you really need it immediately, talk to the admin people and ASK if you can swing by and get it early. I don't f-ing know.
Also, you might try calling the bookstore and asking if you were to buy your books without your card, and were charged sales tax, if you could bring your card in when you receive it for a retroactive refund.
If those options fail, pay sales tax or wait until Tuesday to buy books.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby logicianwannabe » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:00 am

of the people that are already there, what level of formality do people seem to be wearing?

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby kn6542 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:40 am

logicianwannabe wrote:of the people that are already there, what level of formality do people seem to be wearing?

Jeans with t shirts, button down shirts, or blouses. I've just been wearing jeans and a sweater (because 75-80 degrees actually feels cold to me since I just moved from 110 degre heat).
That's about it. Nobody seems to be dressing up. I really wouldn't worry about it - it's just class. Perhaps wear something more business casual for the BBQ and orientation if it makes you more comfortable, but I doubt you'd stand out if you didn't.
Wear clean underwear and shave.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby underdawg » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:28 pm

at my school, if you just have your ID# that would be on your card (and you could look that up online), they won't charge you sales tax. maybe that'd work here too?

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby wuhoo » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:38 pm

Yes, if you show your ID to the campus bookstore, they knock off sales tax. Or at least they did with my casebooks. When I came back again to buy my legal writing stuff, they tacked on a 4% tax for the county and 4% for NY. Weird.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby kn6542 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:33 pm

Oh wowwowoow. I just helped my neighbor get one of these out of her apt with a sheet and a collander.
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It was sooo cool.

I also drove all around the fingerlakes area today and met some interesting characters and bought a massive amount of really good corn and blueberries. It's so pretty here right now.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby fsohn » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:49 pm

Yeah, the local farms make me wish i had a car to hit the stands. There is a farmer's market though, right? I certainly hope so.

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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby kn6542 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:58 pm

fsohn wrote:Yeah, the local farms make me wish i had a car to hit the stands. There is a farmer's market though, right? I certainly hope so.

Yeah, it's on the other side of town, though. You could easily ride a bike to take a bus to it.

If anyone wants to go to the farmer's market some time and needs a ride over there, there's room in my truck.

Edited: I guess on Sat and Sun it's just in downtown Ithaca. I thought it was way up by the lake for some reason.
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Re: Cornell Law School 2011

Postby fsohn » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:17 pm

Definitely; if you go, PM or text me or something. I'd love to get some fresh local peaches.




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