Brooklyn Law School 2011

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2011)
Mick07
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby Mick07 » Mon May 05, 2008 3:31 pm

Hello all. As of today Brooklyn has made my decision up in the air again. If you could please take a look at my post http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32466 there for details and perhaps respond either here or over there with some points that made you choose Brooklyn and what would you do in my current situation. I always like to get some input as I did when I choose W&L originally but now the situation has changed.

Thanks in advance!

amIready
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby amIready » Mon May 05, 2008 10:48 pm

bklawgirl11 wrote:I'm probably also going to be in Brooklyn P/T..does anyone know when we find out about the full time waitlist? Is it impossible to get in full-time with an LSAT score of less than 160? (i have a 159). Also, how hard is it to get into Feil Hall as a IL? Do full-time students get preference over part-time students, or is it just done randomly? Thanks


I was told if I do P/T my first yr and get over a 2.5 I can transfer to full-time. The two classes that I am missing, I am making up in summer school.

aximpod
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby aximpod » Tue May 06, 2008 12:56 am

bklawgirl11 wrote:I'm probably also going to be in Brooklyn P/T..does anyone know when we find out about the full time waitlist? Is it impossible to get in full-time with an LSAT score of less than 160? (i have a 159). Also, how hard is it to get into Feil Hall as a IL? Do full-time students get preference over part-time students, or is it just done randomly? Thanks


PT and FT students have an equal shot at housing...as long as you get the form in on time.

I know a few friends who were moved to the FT program in the last few days before school started after some people got cold feet and dropped out. But like I said above, you can transfer after one semester and make up the one class you missed in the fall during the summer. That might be the better option as you have less classes to study for and worry about as you adjust to law school.

Sarajbj
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby Sarajbj » Wed May 07, 2008 12:42 pm

Amixpod ..

did you have any professors in your first year that you either loved or hated? Anyone we should be prepared to suffer through, or anyone we should be extra excited about if we see his or her name on our future schedules?

aximpod
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby aximpod » Wed May 07, 2008 6:08 pm

Sarajbj wrote:Amixpod ..

did you have any professors in your first year that you either loved or hated? Anyone we should be prepared to suffer through, or anyone we should be extra excited about if we see his or her name on our future schedules?


I don't want to name any names but I had a total of 7 professors. I loved 4, two was so-so and one was just terrible. You get assigned to a section so there not much choice to professors. However, most of them are relatively young and are great teachers. The young professors are the best because they are not too Socratic. They actually lecture and have class discussions! Some of the Professors that people rave about are: Cheng, Cahill, Serkin, Park, Gerber, Twerski, and a few others.

The professors are one of the best thing about BLS. They have some real stars in the making. These professors can both teach and shine in their academic research. You can read up about some of the Professors I mentioned here: http://www.brooklaw.edu/faculty/fulltime/
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misterstroma
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby misterstroma » Wed May 07, 2008 10:53 pm

hey aximpod -- when do we find out what profs we'll be getting? (I haven't been able to get an answer from the Registrar yet.)

aximpod
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby aximpod » Wed May 07, 2008 11:57 pm

misterstroma wrote:hey aximpod -- when do we find out what profs we'll be getting? (I haven't been able to get an answer from the Registrar yet.)


You will be getting something from Registrar over the summer - like late July / early August. I am not sure how it'll work next year because they were experimenting with having 4 classes instead of 5 classes with a section this year (same number of credits but instead of being a 2 semesters class, they make conlaw and civpro as one semester classes) You might end up taking either 4 classes (14 credits fall semester, 16 spring) or 5 classes (15,15 / 16,14).

They have an orientation period (like 3-4 days of intro to law - BOOORING)in mid August. I think you can start moving in on the 15th. You can start ordering books once you get your schedule. The bookstore can either ship it to your home, apartment, or you can pick it up. I suggest you try to check out Amazon for prices before you buy from the book store.

The orientation intro to law class is boring - its like 6 hours of classes per day. However, they got some good events during that period (probably will include a Brooklyn Cyclones game, a bar crawl, restaurant crawl). If you live on campus, especially Feli, they'll have some events there too.

Sarajbj
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby Sarajbj » Thu May 08, 2008 12:40 am

aximpod wrote:
Sarajbj wrote:Amixpod ..

I don't want to name any names but I had a total of 7 professors. I loved 4, two was so-so and one was just terrible./


Perfectly understandable .. thank you so much for all your input and assistance so far, its great to hear about things from someone who has actually been there and had a good experience so far

aximpod
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby aximpod » Thu May 08, 2008 2:19 am

Sarajbj wrote:
aximpod wrote:
Sarajbj wrote:Amixpod ..

I don't want to name any names but I had a total of 7 professors. I loved 4, two was so-so and one was just terrible./


Perfectly understandable .. thank you so much for all your input and assistance so far, its great to hear about things from someone who has actually been there and had a good experience so far


You're welcome.

Of course, my opinions of my current professors might change after I get my grades back ;) It probably will and it is usually the one who I didn't like during the semester but changed my mind after I got my grade.

carm611
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby carm611 » Thu May 08, 2008 1:12 pm

aximpod - when did you guys get your e-mail addresses and such last year? is it all in that packet that comes late July/early August?

Awoooga
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby Awoooga » Thu May 08, 2008 3:57 pm

I also am a BLS'er and I can help if people have questions...

bklawgirl11
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby bklawgirl11 » Thu May 08, 2008 5:50 pm

One question I had that I don't think was answered yet...how hard is it to get into Feil Hall as 1L? I'm wondering because I think it sounds like the best of all the dorms, esp because it's furnished and houses a majority. I applied before May 1, but I just wanted to know, how hard is it to get in there?

Also, on a side-note, what are the schedules like for part-time day students? When do classes begin and when do finals end?

aximpod
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby aximpod » Thu May 08, 2008 7:44 pm

carm611 wrote:aximpod - when did you guys get your e-mail addresses and such last year? is it all in that packet that comes late July/early August?


I forgot but I believed it was an email from them where they directed you to the IT website. All that info should be coming over the summer.

aximpod
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby aximpod » Thu May 08, 2008 7:52 pm

bklawgirl11 wrote:One question I had that I don't think was answered yet...how hard is it to get into Feil Hall as 1L? I'm wondering because I think it sounds like the best of all the dorms, esp because it's furnished and houses a majority. I applied before May 1, but I just wanted to know, how hard is it to get in there?

Also, on a side-note, what are the schedules like for part-time day students? When do classes begin and when do finals end?



Should be relatively easy as that is where most of the 1Ls live. On the priority list, rising 3Ls are first (they stay in their room), current 1Ls who are exempted from the housing lottery, then 1Ls. I think they gauge how many incoming 1Ls are requesting Feli before they start the lottery process for the current 1Ls.

You can find out about start date and end dates on the registrar website - http://www.brooklaw.edu/students/registrar/

Your schedule will be the same as a FT student if you are a day PT student. That is, one early in the morning at 9AM, one at 11AM and one at 2PM. Evening PT student have classes from 6-9PM.

Outlawed
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby Outlawed » Mon May 19, 2008 10:09 am

How much is the first and second seat deposit at BK law?

carm611
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby carm611 » Mon May 19, 2008 10:29 am

First deposit was 300+25 (for a matriculation fee), so $325.

And the second deposit is $600, which is due June 2.

Plus there was a scholarship deposit of $200 (if you got $ and were not putting the housing deposit of $500 down, otherwise it's waived).

Sarajbj
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby Sarajbj » Tue May 20, 2008 12:54 pm

did anyone else get there housing email yet?

I want to know how i can figure out who my roommates will be, will that come in the housing packet?

carm611
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby carm611 » Wed May 21, 2008 12:31 am

Did you get your assignment already? I haven't gotten any e-mails yet.

Dotcomgal
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby Dotcomgal » Wed May 21, 2008 2:46 am

I got my housing today. Got Feil Halll!!

I wanna know how I figure out my roommate as well...got a 2 br....800 square feet...how big is that?

carm611
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby carm611 » Wed May 21, 2008 10:23 am

I think 800 sq. feet is great for a 2 bed! Mine right now in the city is about 450-500. Haha. So you'll have a ton of space.

I still haven't gotten my assignment yet! What time did you get yours yesterday?

aximpod
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby aximpod » Wed May 21, 2008 12:35 pm

My housing assignment and roommate info were sent by email last year.

Congrats on getting the 2BR. Those are huge and you probably have your own bathroom too.

carm611
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby carm611 » Wed May 21, 2008 1:31 pm

aximpod - do you know if the e-mails were sent out in waves? i still haven't gotten mine but i don't want to be annoying and ask them.

also, what if you don't like your housing assignment? is there some kind of swap board that you can do over the summer?

aximpod
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby aximpod » Wed May 21, 2008 6:48 pm

carm611 wrote:aximpod - do you know if the e-mails were sent out in waves? i still haven't gotten mine but i don't want to be annoying and ask them.

also, what if you don't like your housing assignment? is there some kind of swap board that you can do over the summer?


I have no idea if they are mailed out in waves. I know all my 1L friends got their housing assignment / lottery results at the same time last Thursday. There were a lot of unhappy people :-( I guess me raving about Feli on this board didn't really help them....hehehe.

Doesn't hurt to email Jennifer Smith and ask. I'm sure she will get back to you quickly.

I don't know if you can swap your room assignment. Might want to check with Jennifer but I think you are stuck with it as there is quite a waitlist (1Ls and 2Ls) who would be willing to take any room that opens up.

Enjoy your summer everyone. Hopefully, you will arrive in August - rested and ready to work hard! (and play hard too I guess)

Dotcomgal
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby Dotcomgal » Fri May 23, 2008 10:29 pm

Yeah, I got mine with a lot of other people. I don't have two bathrooms, but it looks pretty nice. I just feel lucky to have gotten it!

carm611
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011

Postby carm611 » Sun May 25, 2008 5:56 pm

Hmm okay, thanks...has anyone not gotten their housing assignment as well, but had sent in the request by the May 1st deadline? Or maybe it's some e-mail mistake?




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