Columbia Law School 2012!

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UnknownElementX
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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby UnknownElementX » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:12 pm

If they cleaned it beforehand it seems to have been done using a moldy dead raccoon (or some such indigenous creature). Thing I bought upon arrival: Lysol, paper towels, broom, sponge, etc..

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby SleekFire » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:15 pm

That stinks guys....

Our apartment was fully renovated and clean! Thank G-d!

Party at our place? (When we get table and chairs.... working on that today actually....) ;-)

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Lem37 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:21 pm

sbalive wrote:
Lem37 wrote:
lex talionis wrote:My apartment is so dirty I actually cried.


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Live it. I used this on my UAH tub yesterday. Spent a full hour scouring it.


They don't clean it beforehand? What the fuck? What's the security deposit for then?


It was clean-ish. Like, they did a basic job of it. I've lived in college apartments and New York apartments, and this was definitely a "college apartment-esque clean".

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Skadden Stairs » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:50 pm

I should note that other people might not be in the same situation as I am (with the filth).

My roommates have been living here for a year.

:shock:

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby sbalive » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:55 pm

lex talionis wrote:I should note that other people might not be in the same situation as I am (with the filth).

My roommates have been living here for a year.

:shock:


That's a disturbing portent of cleanliness issues to come. Do you think you might have to spring for a maid? I'm curious as to how much that would cost - on the one hand, it's superficially pretty dumb, on the other hand given that my roommate and I will both be 1L students (thanks for ignoring my requests, UAH!) I'm sure that cleaning will fall to the bottom of our to-do lists.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:06 pm

sbalive wrote:
lex talionis wrote:I should note that other people might not be in the same situation as I am (with the filth).

My roommates have been living here for a year.

:shock:


That's a disturbing portent of cleanliness issues to come. Do you think you might have to spring for a maid? I'm curious as to how much that would cost - on the one hand, it's superficially pretty dumb, on the other hand given that my roommate and I will both be 1L students (thanks for ignoring my requests, UAH!) I'm sure that cleaning will fall to the bottom of our to-do lists.


It's not that expensive to have a cleaning lady come once or twice a month (I think my college friend's share was about 30 dollars per cleaning), but problems arise if not all the roommates want to pay/if the apartment goes to shit immediately after getting cleaned.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Lem37 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:10 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:
sbalive wrote:
lex talionis wrote:I should note that other people might not be in the same situation as I am (with the filth).

My roommates have been living here for a year.

:shock:


That's a disturbing portent of cleanliness issues to come. Do you think you might have to spring for a maid? I'm curious as to how much that would cost - on the one hand, it's superficially pretty dumb, on the other hand given that my roommate and I will both be 1L students (thanks for ignoring my requests, UAH!) I'm sure that cleaning will fall to the bottom of our to-do lists.


It's not that expensive to have a cleaning lady come once or twice a month (I think my college friend's share was about 30 dollars per cleaning), but problems arise if not all the roommates want to pay/if the apartment goes to shit immediately after getting cleaned.


I think it's best to get on a weekly schedule, especially in New York. Someone can take the bathroom, someone the kitchen, and maybe split up the living area. If you don't, you're going to get bugs, mice, and mildew. I intend to be a fully committed 1L, but I also value my hygiene enough to take 30-45 minutes out of my Sunday to clean.

EDIT: Not to insult any of you who aren't as OCD as me. It's just...showers and toilets and floors can get disgusting after a week.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Applicant7643 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:44 pm

I hope everyone is having a good time moving in. I can't wait to meet all of you guys.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby DavidMorales » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:15 pm

i'm moving tomorrow into my UAH apartment and spent today in Brooklyn getting some furniture made. Seriously, this city is like nowhere i've ever been! in any case, the UAH office is at 401 119th street, correct? Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:27 pm

DavidMorales wrote:i'm moving tomorrow into my UAH apartment and spent today in Brooklyn getting some furniture made. Seriously, this city is like nowhere i've ever been! in any case, the UAH office is at 401 119th street, correct? Thanks!


correct.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby whyamidoingthis » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:12 pm

DavidMorales wrote:i'm moving tomorrow into my UAH apartment and spent today in Brooklyn getting some furniture made. Seriously, this city is like nowhere i've ever been! in any case, the UAH office is at 401 119th street, correct? Thanks!

What and where are you getting things made? I'd like to have a dresser made but no idea where to go...

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby acegikm » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:17 pm

argh has anyone done the grant data sheet? the sample biography they give to base ours on is ridiculous!

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby daisyduck » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:22 pm

hey guys, when and where from are yall planning on buying your books? having just spent an ass whopping fortune at the swedish furniture maker, i need to save some cash and buy used books. i stopped by barnes and noble on broadway today and couldn't find used books to save my life.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby daisyduck » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:26 pm

acegikm wrote:argh has anyone done the grant data sheet? the sample biography they give to base ours on is ridiculous!

why? what's wrong with a harvard MA-holder that speaks four languages and volunteers to teach in harlem? underachiever, if you ask me.

LAWL.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby thrillhouse » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:30 pm

I've facebook messaged a couple of people, but haven't gotten any response. So, I'll try posting here. Do we have an orientation schedule yet? Where are we supposed to be and when? What time do we show up on the 17th (it is the 17th, right?)?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby sbalive » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:33 pm

thrillhouse wrote:I've facebook messaged a couple of people, but haven't gotten any response. So, I'll try posting here. Do we have an orientation schedule yet? Where are we supposed to be and when? What time do we show up on the 17th (it is the 17th, right?)?


I saw references to events on an autoadmit thread of all things - the guy was complaining about doing community service, and apparently the business & law association was going to counterprogram charity work with a Wall Street tour? 8) I'm sure the information is around somewhere, but if you find it, thanks in advance for sharing! I'll look too.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby daisyduck » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:35 pm

thrillhouse wrote:I've facebook messaged a couple of people, but haven't gotten any response. So, I'll try posting here. Do we have an orientation schedule yet? Where are we supposed to be and when? What time do we show up on the 17th (it is the 17th, right?)?

http://www.law.columbia.edu/null/download?&exclusive=filemgr.download&file_id=153118

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby sbalive » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:37 pm

daisyduck wrote:
thrillhouse wrote:I've facebook messaged a couple of people, but haven't gotten any response. So, I'll try posting here. Do we have an orientation schedule yet? Where are we supposed to be and when? What time do we show up on the 17th (it is the 17th, right?)?

http://www.law.columbia.edu/null/download?&exclusive=filemgr.download&file_id=153118


There's nothing on the 14th?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby zero1 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:42 pm

acegikm wrote:argh has anyone done the grant data sheet? the sample biography they give to base ours on is ridiculous!



Where do we go to fill this out? The student services website?


Another thing:

CLS still hasn't confirmed receiving any of my promissory notes. Do I walk into the fin. aid office and make sure everything's ok?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby sbalive » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:44 pm

zero1 wrote:CLS still hasn't confirmed receiving any of my promissory notes. Do I walk into the fin. aid office and make sure everything's ok?


I received confirmation of loan approval in the mail but never received any email back from them.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:46 pm

acegikm wrote:argh has anyone done the grant data sheet? the sample biography they give to base ours on is ridiculous!


haha... I saw that a while ago and decided to do the biography sheet at the last possible minute.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby zero1 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:50 pm

sbalive wrote:
zero1 wrote:CLS still hasn't confirmed receiving any of my promissory notes. Do I walk into the fin. aid office and make sure everything's ok?


I received confirmation of loan approval in the mail but never received any email back from them.



How long did it take for them to get back to you in the mail? My credit was approved, so I'm guessing that there shouldn't be any future issues.

And I don't remember any grant data sheet. Was it mailed to us along with our award letter?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby sbalive » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:53 pm

zero1 wrote:
sbalive wrote:
zero1 wrote:CLS still hasn't confirmed receiving any of my promissory notes. Do I walk into the fin. aid office and make sure everything's ok?


I received confirmation of loan approval in the mail but never received any email back from them.



How long did it take for them to get back to you in the mail? My credit was approved, so I'm guessing that there shouldn't be any future issues.


I think the mailing was dated between 10-14 days after I applied for the loans.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Lem37 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:06 pm

I'm in my apartment. Keeping it like a refrigerator. Thank God utilities are included. Anyway, since I'm skimming off the LS's wireless, if anyone wants to reach me to hang, my number is in my FB profile.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Skadden Stairs » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:17 pm

sbalive wrote:
thrillhouse wrote:I've facebook messaged a couple of people, but haven't gotten any response. So, I'll try posting here. Do we have an orientation schedule yet? Where are we supposed to be and when? What time do we show up on the 17th (it is the 17th, right?)?


I saw references to events on an autoadmit thread of all things - the guy was complaining about doing community service, and apparently the business & law association was going to counterprogram charity work with a Wall Street tour? 8) I'm sure the information is around somewhere, but if you find it, thanks in advance for sharing! I'll look too.

https://www.law.columbia.edu/calendar?m ... .c_id=1528




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