Columbia Law School 2012!

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby journogirl » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:34 pm

I am deciding between Michigan ($$) v. Penn ($) v. Columbia, but I have not yet gotten a financial aid determination from Columbia. Are others in the same boat? The deposit deadline is in three weeks, so I hope to hear soon.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Skadden Stairs » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:40 pm

Lem37 wrote:So, when and where shall we have our Columbia 0L's drunkfest '09 meetup?

night 1 of orientation?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby frank_the_tank » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:45 pm

I vote Lex's place.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Skadden Stairs » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:47 pm

I vote Frank's place.


wait, nvm... my place is fine. I don't have to put on pants to drink in my own apartment (win).

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Frank » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:41 pm

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:34 pm

lex talionis wrote:
Lem37 wrote:So, when and where shall we have our Columbia 0L's drunkfest '09 meetup?

night 1 of orientation?


ideally night 1 of disorientation

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby deneuve39 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:04 pm

hey so kind of random but to all those who have enrolled and haven't gotten the e-mail about setting up e-mail yet, i realized you can look up your "UNI" by going here http://www.law.columbia.edu/law_school/ ... dent#41285
and clicking on the "look up UNI" when you you're prompted to enter it.
also sadly i'm not in nyc although this TLS meet-up sounds fantastic.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby X58 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:24 am

I was just curious (as someone looking at Columbia and NYU). How did you guys feel about the whole "Columbia is more pretentious" aspect as well as the "not in the village" aspect. Coming down to the wire and still a little worried about these things.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby nygirl » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:44 am

X58 wrote:I was just curious (as someone looking at Columbia and NYU). How did you guys feel about the whole "Columbia is more pretentious" aspect as well as the "not in the village" aspect. Coming down to the wire and still a little worried about these things.
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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby HugerThanSoup » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:40 am

MeTalkPrettyOneDay wrote:
HugerThanSoup wrote:Also, Godfather's are great, especially when accompanied by a tightly rolled cigar.

Did we just become best friends?


Um, yes, we most certainly did.

Seriously though, we drank those in the cigar room on the cruise my roommates and I went on. It was amazing, especially when you're already a little tipsy due to the constant rocking of the boat.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby daisyduck » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:54 am

journogirl wrote:I am deciding between Michigan ($$) v. Penn ($) v. Columbia, but I have not yet gotten a financial aid determination from Columbia. Are others in the same boat? The deposit deadline is in three weeks, so I hope to hear soon.

I haven't gotten anything regarding FA from Columbia either. I have to make a decision by April 15th, but I didn't notify them about this offer (primarily because it's not from a "comparable" school like Michigan or Penn...). Either case, I'm sure you'll hear from them before your deadline, esp if they know about it.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby yqsong » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:58 am

X58 wrote:I was just curious (as someone looking at Columbia and NYU). How did you guys feel about the whole "Columbia is more pretentious" aspect as well as the "not in the village" aspect. Coming down to the wire and still a little worried about these things.


IMO, i won't be so worried about columbia being more "pretentious". NYU and CLS pretty much admit the same group of people, i am sure there are up tight people at NYU as well. It is not like you will be friends with all 400 of people in your class. Doesn't matter where you go, you should be able to find a group of people that you like.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Lem37 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:01 am

X58 wrote:I was just curious (as someone looking at Columbia and NYU). How did you guys feel about the whole "Columbia is more pretentious" aspect as well as the "not in the village" aspect. Coming down to the wire and still a little worried about these things.


Isn't there a little pretentiousness behind the whole "we live in the Village" thing, anyway?

I, for one, would rather live in Morningside Heights (less screaming drunk teenagers and tourists running around at all hours of the night).

I feel like people have a tendency to stereotype Columbia students as uptight and pretentious. However, I can easily disprove this by saying that I am fucking cool as shit, and I will drink with you, regardless of who you are.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby takingmytime » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:41 am

Lem37 wrote:
X58 wrote:I was just curious (as someone looking at Columbia and NYU). How did you guys feel about the whole "Columbia is more pretentious" aspect as well as the "not in the village" aspect. Coming down to the wire and still a little worried about these things.


Isn't there a little pretentiousness behind the whole "we live in the Village" thing, anyway?


Yeah, there are pretentious people at both schools. NYU seemed to be more hipster pretentious "We're so much cooler than all other Law schools and law students" and CLS was more ivy pretentious. Pick your poison.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby sbalive » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:23 am

takingmytime wrote:
Lem37 wrote:
X58 wrote:I was just curious (as someone looking at Columbia and NYU). How did you guys feel about the whole "Columbia is more pretentious" aspect as well as the "not in the village" aspect. Coming down to the wire and still a little worried about these things.


Isn't there a little pretentiousness behind the whole "we live in the Village" thing, anyway?


Yeah, there are pretentious people at both schools. NYU seemed to be more hipster pretentious "We're so much cooler than all other Law schools and law students" and CLS was more ivy pretentious. Pick your poison.


I didn't really get the Ivy prestigious vibe from CLS - it seems like that's more of an undergrad & other grad program thing, but the fact that Columbia Law is clearly a step below Harvard/Yale was clearly a moderating factor. I actually saw more obvious prestige-hyping at the NYU day.

I'm not really wowed by going to school in the Village anyway, but I guess some people need the Felicity Porter experience they missed out in undergrad, so that's cool. It seems like more fun to drink in Morningside Heights anyway, and clearly there are at least a few people headed to CLS on this thread who like to drink, and that's all I need.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Lem37 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:24 am

sbalive wrote:
I didn't really get the Ivy prestigious vibe from CLS - it seems like that's more of an undergrad & other grad program thing, but the fact that Columbia Law is clearly a step below Harvard/Yale was clearly a moderating factor. I actually saw more obvious prestige-hyping at the NYU day.

I'm not really wowed by going to school in the Village anyway, but I guess some people need the Felicity Porter experience they missed out in undergrad, so that's cool. It seems like more fun to drink in Morningside Heights anyway, and clearly there are at least a few people headed to CLS on this thread who like to drink, and that's all I need.


Haha. I like you.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby UnknownElementX » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:36 am

hah, I'm leaning Columbia in my deliberations and I've got to say I definately have enjoyed the recent turn in the conversation. Nothing like law decision obsession turning to fav drink ratings.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby frank_the_tank » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:39 am

I only drink beer. Am I going to get made fun of for not drinking something more refined?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby sbalive » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:49 am

frank_the_tank wrote:I only drink beer. Am I going to get made fun of for not drinking something more refined?


By "beer", do you mean Natty Lite?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby aspasia » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:53 am

sbalive wrote:
frank_the_tank wrote:I only drink beer. Am I going to get made fun of for not drinking something more refined?


By "beer", do you mean Natty Lite?


^Yeah b-MORE! I guess.

I don't drink beer at all. Am I going to get made fun of for not drinking what seems to be the staple of student life? : /

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby jmat » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:26 pm

There's a fine bar right near Columbia that sells PBRs for 2.50 a bottle. It's totally possible to enjoy a night of NYC drinking and debauchery for less than twenty bucks.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby huckabees » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:28 pm

jmat wrote:There's a fine bar right near Columbia that sells PBRs for 2.50 a bottle. It's totally possible to enjoy a night of NYC drinking and debauchery for less than twenty bucks.


I found everything in the Morningside area to be ridiculously affordable. Weird.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby bermuda » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:29 pm

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby whyamidoingthis » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:37 pm

deneuve39 wrote:hey so kind of random but to all those who have enrolled and haven't gotten the e-mail about setting up e-mail yet, i realized you can look up your "UNI" by going here http://www.law.columbia.edu/law_school/ ... dent#41285
and clicking on the "look up UNI" when you you're prompted to enter it.
also sadly i'm not in nyc although this TLS meet-up sounds fantastic.


Thanks!!!

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby HugerThanSoup » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:04 pm

I will be heading down to CLS this monday for a visit, so I'll try to snag a few photos while I'm down there. Anyone else going to be in the area? Will be there until Wednesday.




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