NYU Law Class of 2011

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby underdawg » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:27 pm

gedmem2 wrote:Okay I figured out the parent thing, in the addendum it says that if you are a graduate or professional student all references to student or parent throughout refer to you.

Wow that was a scary 2 minutes reading through this thread. :shock:

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby zeezoo » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:43 pm

early arrival for the 20th. don't see any reason not to arrive a few days early!

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby underdawg » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:44 pm

All first year students take four courses in the fall semester: Contracts, Procedure I, Torts, and Lawyering.

What's "Lawyering"? Legal Methods/Writing?

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby VaultBound » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:58 pm

NYU wrote:The first semester involves a series of drafting exercises designed to develop essential skills in legal research and writing, to examine the functions and techniques of several forms of legal writing, and to explore the interplay of law and fact in legal analysis.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby gedmem2 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:32 pm

Do you think we can show up anytime on the 23rd to check into Mercer?

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby underdawg » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:43 pm

Is Lawyering pass/fail?

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby NakaNaka » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:46 pm

underdawg wrote:Is Lawyering pass/fail?


Yup.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby underdawg » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:08 pm

8)

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby walkmen » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:21 pm

So how many people are going to be in Mercer this year? I'm horribly lazy and missed the housing deadline, resulting in missing out on D'Ag.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby RexRegnat » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:01 pm

Today is my last day of work. Totally looking forward to this month off before school starts.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby Lyrrad » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:12 pm

walkmen wrote:So how many people are going to be in Mercer this year? I'm horribly lazy and missed the housing deadline, resulting in missing out on D'Ag.


Lots of us. I preferred Mercer in any case, due to the larger rooms and the newer building.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby cup » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:20 pm

RexRegnat wrote:Today is my last day of work. Totally looking forward to this month off before school starts.


I am right there with you, the boss has already given me the green light to leave for the day. I am going to hang in until 2pm

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby NakaNaka » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:17 pm

RexRegnat wrote:Today is my last day of work. Totally looking forward to this month off before school starts.


Me too! (well, my last day is Sunday and it's only part-time, but I'm still excited.)

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby redacted » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:00 pm

Are most of you going with GradPLUS loans or private loans? I'd thought that the former were the way to go, especially b/c they're the only ones covered by LRAP, but someone said earlier that that's not true for NYU. I can't find any info on NYU's site that says one way or the other. If private loans are covered by LRAP, and presuming you can get rates lower than 8.5%, what would be the advantage of GradPLUS loans?

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby zeezoo » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:57 pm

gradplus loans are fixed rates. I do not believe you can get fixed rate private loans, but I could be wrong. Personally, I do not want the risk of a variable rate monstrous loan after the recent mortgage crisis.

in re:: movein times, I believe I read on the NYU site that someone is there 24/7 during the movein periods.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby Lyrrad » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:04 pm

zeezoo wrote:gradplus loans are fixed rates. I do not believe you can get fixed rate private loans, but I could be wrong. Personally, I do not want the risk of a variable rate monstrous loan after the recent mortgage crisis.

in re:: movein times, I believe I read on the NYU site that someone is there 24/7 during the movein periods.


There is, but I also think it says that you should arrive after 9AM on your move-in date in you're moving in early. You also can't use a moving bin during the night, which would likely make moving in easier.

(Edit: Corrected PM->AM)
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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby VaultBound » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:44 pm

9PM or AM?!

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby gedmem2 » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:04 pm

Lyrrad wrote:
zeezoo wrote:gradplus loans are fixed rates. I do not believe you can get fixed rate private loans, but I could be wrong. Personally, I do not want the risk of a variable rate monstrous loan after the recent mortgage crisis.

in re:: movein times, I believe I read on the NYU site that someone is there 24/7 during the movein periods.


There is, but I also think it says that you should arrive after 9PM on your move-in date. You also can't use a moving bin during the night, which would likely make moving in easier.

What's a moving bin?

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby phillyphan » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:22 pm

A moving bin is a giant plastic bin on wheels, it comes in handy to roll your stuff from the car to the elevators.

As for the loans, NYU's LRAP does cover private loans, up to the certified amount minus expected student contribution. It's the FEDERAL loan forgiveness program that requires GradPLUS loans.
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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby underdawg » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:49 pm

VaultBound wrote:9PM or AM?!

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby Lyrrad » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:11 pm

Corrected my original message.

Here's what the website (LinkRemoved) says:
Residents may check-in anytime (24 hours a day) after 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2008 . Residents with a confirmed Early Arrival (An arrival prior to the start of the Academic Year License Period) may check-in anytime after 9:00 a.m. on the date confirmed, or the time noted on your confirmation. The Door Attendant will have your check-in packet; however please be advised that rolling bins for unloading your car and moving large items (Mercer Residence and D'Agostino Hall) are only usable until 11:00 p.m. due to the excessive noise they create. The Front Desk is open 24 hours a day.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby underdawg » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:30 pm

Cool, that's pretty convenient. Yay for doormen!

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby redacted » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:17 pm

phillyphan wrote:A moving bin is a giant plastic bin on wheels, it comes in handy to roll your stuff from the car to the elevators.

As for the loans:

1) NYU's LRAP does cover private loans, up to the certified amount minus expected student contribution. It's the FEDERAL loan forgiveness program that requires GradPLUS loans.

2) Private loan interest rates are not likely to "shoot up" all of a sudden, as they are tied to the Prime Rate. Unless the government all of a sudden raises interest rates 80s style, I wouldn't worry about interest rate risk, especially considering the rate is currently considerably lower on a private loan than on a GradPLUS loan.

Food for thought.


I'm confused. So the only significant advantage of the GradPLUS program is that you lock in your loans at a relatively high 8.5%? And this is why it seems like it's the route everyone's going?

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby decidingagain » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:28 pm

I know this is off the current topic but does anyone know if NYU's beta testing for their Mac compatible exam software is complete? I know we are allowed to use Macs but wanted to make sure they all had the kinks out of the system before purchasing my Macbook.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2011

Postby gedmem2 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:42 pm

Some random questions:
1. Where is everyone flying into? I've only ever flown into Laguardia before and have no idea how Newark and Long Island airports work.

2. How are people managing with the bag restrictions most airlines have now? Anyone calculated extra bag cost vs. shipping?

3. Anyone know if there is storage under the beds in Mercer?




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