Columbia Law School 2012!

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby acegikm » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:23 pm

I requested an apartment share (no price specifications) CLOSE to the law school and said I could move in any time during the first three weeks of august. I was only specific about proximity, and got put in the Bronx.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:26 pm

acegikm wrote:I requested an apartment share (no price specifications) CLOSE to the law school and said I could move in any time during the first three weeks of august. I was only specific about proximity, and got put in the Bronx.


damn, that's incredibly obnoxious of Columbia.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Lem37 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:28 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:
acegikm wrote:I requested an apartment share (no price specifications) CLOSE to the law school and said I could move in any time during the first three weeks of august. I was only specific about proximity, and got put in the Bronx.


damn, that's incredibly obnoxious of Columbia.


I'm wondering if I should send an e-mail to housing with changes to my application so I can specifically request housing close to Columbia. I guess I just assumed that all law-student-only housing (which I asked for) was close to the school, but who knows now if that's the case. What do you guys think?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby acegikm » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:31 pm

I would most definitely contact them and say you want to be close. I also requested law student specific housing.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Estella » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:06 pm

Just to give people some hope... I requested an apartment share near the law school with rent under $1100 and preferably other 1Ls for roommates, and a move in date in the second week of August. I got my assignment on Friday, and I have the biggest bedroom in a good sized apartment on 118th for about $1000 a month with the move in dates I requested. They didn't honor my roommate request (based on my facebook stalking, I'm with a 3L and a grad student), but I can live with that. So they are at least granting some requests.

That's horrible that some of you got places so far away, though. Especially when we were basically led to believe that all of the apartments would be in Morningside Heights.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby whyamidoingthis » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:11 pm

Estella wrote:Just to give people some hope... I requested an apartment share near the law school with rent under $1100 and preferably other 1Ls for roommates, and a move in date in the second week of August. I got my assignment on Friday, and I have the biggest bedroom in a good sized apartment on 118th for about $1000 a month with the move in dates I requested. They didn't honor my roommate request (based on my facebook stalking, I'm with a 3L and a grad student), but I can live with that. So they are at least granting some requests.

That's horrible that some of you got places so far away, though. Especially when we were basically led to believe that all of the apartments would be in Morningside Heights.


This is basically what I requested...I'm glad someone got apts like that.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby jpaul09 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:13 pm

acegikm wrote:I requested an apartment share (no price specifications) CLOSE to the law school and said I could move in any time during the first three weeks of august. I was only specific about proximity, and got put in the Bronx.


You're in a *share* in the Bronx? That rent had better be cheap. Seriously, this is really annoying. I wouldn't want to live in the Bronx if that's where I got put, and yet I don't have the budget to be living in a studio near Columbia (and I don't have the vacation days I'd need to go up and apt hunt). I'm sorry...are you taking the Bronx, or are you going to go off-campus?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby acegikm » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:17 pm

jpaul09 wrote:
acegikm wrote:I requested an apartment share (no price specifications) CLOSE to the law school and said I could move in any time during the first three weeks of august. I was only specific about proximity, and got put in the Bronx.


You're in a *share* in the Bronx? That rent had better be cheap. Seriously, this is really annoying. I wouldn't want to live in the Bronx if that's where I got put, and yet I don't have the budget to be living in a studio near Columbia (and I don't have the vacation days I'd need to go up and apt hunt). I'm sorry...are you taking the Bronx, or are you going to go off-campus?


It's $940/month. No cheaper than many of the places I was shown that were very close to the law school. The building looks nice, but apparently is nowhere near a subway stop?? I havent heard back from anyone in housing, but I talked to someone in admissions who had never even heard of law students being placed in that location, so I'm praying he can help me out with the housing people. They completely lied to all of us, its not like I'm just being picky in rejecting an offer.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Joan Manuel Serrat » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:23 pm

i was walking by Columbia three weeks ago and i got off metro at 110th street and found myself in middle of quite scary neighborhood. as soon as i got out i saw streets name after malcom x and fredercik dougless and a protest about "jail aint no good." i saw in how much trouble i was, but i kept walking and walking. on the corner before getting to morningside park, a crazy man came over and saw me and my brother near morningside avenue and he scream, "oh yea, send more white boys." it was a ridiculous experience. when we finally climb the giant palisade cliff thing, the university was very different and beautfiul, but my god is harlem the most frighten thing i have seen. i am from spain so i dont know much about american street name, but it seem everytime i see a street name Martin King Jr or Frederick Dougless or Malcom X i can know what is waiting for me. there is also a scary street name St. Nicholas Ave. even santa clause is scary in harlem, my goodness! very scary.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Lem37 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:24 pm

Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:i was walking by Columbia three weeks ago and i got off metro at 110th street and found myself in middle of quite scary neighborhood. as soon as i got out i saw streets name after malcom x and fredercik dougless and a protest about "jail aint no good." i saw in how much trouble i was, but i kept walking and walking. on the corner before getting to morningside park, a crazy man came over and saw me and my brother near morningside avenue and he scream, "oh yea, send more white boys." it was a ridiculous experience. when we finally climb the giant palisade cliff thing, the university was very different and beautfiul, but my god is harlem the most frighten thing i have seen. i am from spain so i dont know much about american street name, but it seem everytime i see a street name Martin King Jr or Frederick Dougless or Malcom X i can know what is waiting for me. there is also a scary street name St. Nicholas Ave. even santa clause is scary in harlem, my goodness! very scary.



FLAME.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Antipodean » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:26 pm

acegikm wrote:It's $940/month. No cheaper than many of the places I was shown that were very close to the law school. The building looks nice, but apparently is nowhere near a subway stop?? I havent heard back from anyone in housing, but I talked to someone in admissions who had never even heard of law students being placed in that location, so I'm praying he can help me out with the housing people. They completely lied to all of us, its not like I'm just being picky in rejecting an offer.

You definitely got screwed. I hope they can fix things up. :?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby NoodlesHighChief » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:06 pm

acegikm wrote:I requested an apartment share (no price specifications) CLOSE to the law school and said I could move in any time during the first three weeks of august. I was only specific about proximity, and got put in the Bronx.



So you requested proximity and I requested a studio and instead they put us together in a place 6 miles away. I guess this is the legendary Columbia bureaucracy I was warned about in action.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby NoodlesHighChief » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:07 pm

Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:i was walking by Columbia three weeks ago and i got off metro at 110th street and found myself in middle of quite scary neighborhood. as soon as i got out i saw streets name after malcom x and fredercik dougless and a protest about "jail aint no good." i saw in how much trouble i was, but i kept walking and walking. on the corner before getting to morningside park, a crazy man came over and saw me and my brother near morningside avenue and he scream, "oh yea, send more white boys." it was a ridiculous experience. when we finally climb the giant palisade cliff thing, the university was very different and beautfiul, but my god is harlem the most frighten thing i have seen. i am from spain so i dont know much about american street name, but it seem everytime i see a street name Martin King Jr or Frederick Dougless or Malcom X i can know what is waiting for me. there is also a scary street name St. Nicholas Ave. even santa clause is scary in harlem, my goodness! very scary.



Go to Cornell.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby jpaul09 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:28 pm

acegikm wrote:
jpaul09 wrote:
acegikm wrote:I requested an apartment share (no price specifications) CLOSE to the law school and said I could move in any time during the first three weeks of august. I was only specific about proximity, and got put in the Bronx.


You're in a *share* in the Bronx? That rent had better be cheap. Seriously, this is really annoying. I wouldn't want to live in the Bronx if that's where I got put, and yet I don't have the budget to be living in a studio near Columbia (and I don't have the vacation days I'd need to go up and apt hunt). I'm sorry...are you taking the Bronx, or are you going to go off-campus?


It's $940/month. No cheaper than many of the places I was shown that were very close to the law school. The building looks nice, but apparently is nowhere near a subway stop?? I havent heard back from anyone in housing, but I talked to someone in admissions who had never even heard of law students being placed in that location, so I'm praying he can help me out with the housing people. They completely lied to all of us, its not like I'm just being picky in rejecting an offer.


And you and Noodles are roommates? So they didn't even honor his studio? This makes no sense. I think I remember there being a shuttle from the apt building to the main campus, but UAH's website has been down for me all afternoon, so I can't even look. Seriously, I'd start raising hell...maybe I'm wrong, but do other grad students (ie English Ph.D. candidates or something like that) have to get to classes all the time, or do they mainly work on their research/dissertations and TA courses? Because I would think that your schedule would be busier and you might have more reason to be in the library than the avg grad student. Again, maybe I'm wrong, but it just seems really weird to put the law kids randomly out in the Bronx.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby roster » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:58 pm

Did everybody who received a housing offer also get a floorplan? I saw some posts where people said they got a floorplan with the email housing offer, but I didn't get one...just checking to see if I have to call UAH or something.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby NoodlesHighChief » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:04 pm

I think acegikm and I were put together as roommates. I don't know about any shuttle service but I am not living in the Bronx. I thought it was completely possible to get a studio for 1200 within 20 minutes of 116 and Amsterdam. The MTA trip planner says the shortest trip is 45 minutes.

Also, I did get a floor plan. The room looks great except for the location.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Joan Manuel Serrat » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:37 pm

NoodlesHighChief wrote:I think acegikm and I were put together as roommates. I don't know about any shuttle service but I am not living in the Bronx. I thought it was completely possible to get a studio for 1200 within 20 minutes of 116 and Amsterdam. The MTA trip planner says the shortest trip is 45 minutes.

Also, I did get a floor plan. The room looks great except for the location.


Go to Harvard!

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby express01 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:53 pm

hey guys. I got an apartment share on 112th street, which I am pretty happy about. However, my move in date is 08/24.

WTF. Doesn't the law school start on Aug/17th??

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby frank_the_tank » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:56 pm

express01 wrote:hey guys. I got an apartment share on 112th street, which I am pretty happy about. However, my move in date is 08/24.

WTF. Doesn't the law school start on Aug/17th??


lol wth is going onnnn

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:02 pm

so I guess they're giving out housing offers in reverse order of disappointment-inducing capacity.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Joan Manuel Serrat » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:03 pm

Lem37 wrote:
Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:i was walking by Columbia three weeks ago and i got off metro at 110th street and found myself in middle of quite scary neighborhood. as soon as i got out i saw streets name after malcom x and fredercik dougless and a protest about "jail aint no good." i saw in how much trouble i was, but i kept walking and walking. on the corner before getting to morningside park, a crazy man came over and saw me and my brother near morningside avenue and he scream, "oh yea, send more white boys." it was a ridiculous experience. when we finally climb the giant palisade cliff thing, the university was very different and beautfiul, but my god is harlem the most frighten thing i have seen. i am from spain so i dont know much about american street name, but it seem everytime i see a street name Martin King Jr or Frederick Dougless or Malcom X i can know what is waiting for me. there is also a scary street name St. Nicholas Ave. even santa clause is scary in harlem, my goodness! very scary.



FLAME.


you are very interesting sexy woman. do you have "roommate"? :wink:

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Lem37 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:15 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:so I guess they're giving out housing offers in reverse order of disappointment-inducing capacity.



Hahaha. You kind of rock.

Hey, does anyone know if our undergrad university can provide MMR immunization proof, or just the doctor who administered these vaccinations when we were wee babies?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Joan Manuel Serrat » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:17 pm

Lem37 wrote:
Joan Manuel Serrat wrote:you are very interesting sexy woman. do you have "roommate"? :wink:.



Hahaha. You kind of rock.


i will rock your world upside down and downside up and up and down and up and down all the time.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby cescalynne » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:24 pm

Lem37 wrote:
booyakasha45 wrote:so I guess they're giving out housing offers in reverse order of disappointment-inducing capacity.



Hahaha. You kind of rock.

Hey, does anyone know if our undergrad university can provide MMR immunization proof, or just the doctor who administered these vaccinations when we were wee babies?


Yeah, they can. I had my undergrad mail me a copy of my immunization record and I just forwarded it onto CLS. They emailed me last week to say I was compliant.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby whyamidoingthis » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:39 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:so I guess they're giving out housing offers in reverse order of disappointment-inducing capacity.


this, definitely this.




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