Cornell Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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Jessy1024
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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby Jessy1024 » Sun May 17, 2009 11:01 pm

Alyosha wrote:It looks like I will be joining everyone for the class of 2012. You can add me to the list at the top of this thread. I also have a quick question. I am kind of new to this whole process of creating a facebook account. Have you found it useful to belong to the cornell facebook groups (both the official and unofficial ones)? Any downsides to these accounts?

Thanks so much and I look forward to meeting everyone in the fall.


I think the Facebook account can really only help you stay connected and "in the know" as far as events and activities are concened. I don't think they would do much harm (barring the obnox applications).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby vtha » Mon May 18, 2009 1:16 am

i agree it helps you get to know the people and when there is new information everyone shares it for example the whole housing situation everyone found out to apply online through the online talk, the downside, well you wont notice the downside until you have finals and ur spending more time on facebook than on studying. lol But i bet that wont happen to you.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby Ganbaru » Mon May 18, 2009 1:00 pm

I just talked to my landlord at Cayuga Place Apartments. They have 1 one bedroom and 1 two bedroom open for lease. The apartments are located in the Commons on Green St., and they are the newest, and probably nicest, apartments in town. Check out the site at http://www.cayugaplaceapartments.com. It's a green building, so you not only are reducing your carbon footprint, but it also means that the electricity bills stay low. The 1 bedroom is a little expensive (I think around 900), but the 2 bedroom is ~ 1500/month (it has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which is very nice, and floor to ceiling windows that are south and east facing so great for getting the winter sun). I lived here my first year, and loved it, and will be staying for 2 more. Cornell gives you a free bus pass, and the bus stops literally out the front door every 15 minutes in the morning. An urban outfitters will be opening downstairs this summer, and there will also be a coffee stand soon where you can grab a coffee while waiting for the bus (though I usually just run down 3 minutes before it leaves in the morning). Bus ride to campus is about 5 minutes and stops in front of the law school, so you end up being outside less than people who have to walk from collegetown. I highly recommend this apartment, especially if you met someone at ASD you thought was cool and splitting the 2 BR, as I don't think you can find anything better in town.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby TopLaw_Diva » Mon May 18, 2009 1:43 pm

Does anyone know anything about the Ithaca Carshare service? I wasn't going to bring my car and I was just going to use the service for trips to the grocery store, etc. Do you know if the cars are even available? I would imagine that most people would have reserved them during reasonable hours...

Here's the website for those of you who aren't familiar with it http://www.ithacacarshare.org/

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby schlam » Tue May 19, 2009 11:54 am

i just withdrew. i really hope you all enjoy cornell. it's a great school.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby como » Tue May 19, 2009 11:57 am

schlam wrote:i just withdrew. i really hope you all enjoy cornell. it's a great school.


Wow, congrats! I'm assuming you got into one of the schools on your waitlist. Great!!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby schlam » Tue May 19, 2009 2:00 pm

thanks como:) i am going to penn.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby como » Tue May 19, 2009 2:06 pm

schlam wrote:thanks como:) i am going to penn.


Good stuff! Maybe we'll cross paths in moot sometime or something :)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Tue May 19, 2009 2:47 pm

TopLaw_Diva wrote:Does anyone know anything about the Ithaca Carshare service? I wasn't going to bring my car and I was just going to use the service for trips to the grocery store, etc. Do you know if the cars are even available? I would imagine that most people would have reserved them during reasonable hours...

Here's the website for those of you who aren't familiar with it http://www.ithacacarshare.org/


So I sent them an email:

I was just wondering if you could give me an idea of how far in advance I would typically need to reserve time. Obviously the more time I want the earlier I need to reserve, but I wanted to say take a trip to Wegmans in the afternoon, would a car be available?

Sheltron5000

Their reply:

sheltron
That's a good question, and the answer is a bit complicated. Generally if you look 2 days or more in advance there are just about no reservations. 1 day in advance and some vehicles are reserved, but most are still available. If you are trying to reserve for the same day, it is generally easy to get the vehicle and time you want if it is Monday through Wednesday, but Thursday-Sunday fill up a bit quicker. In most areas we do have a few vehicles within walking distance of each other though, so if you are making a last minute reservation, it is often still possible but may require picking a slightly later time or another nearby vehicle.

Hope that answers the question for everyone.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby TopLaw_Diva » Wed May 20, 2009 1:20 pm

sheltron5000 wrote:
TopLaw_Diva wrote:Does anyone know anything about the Ithaca Carshare service? I wasn't going to bring my car and I was just going to use the service for trips to the grocery store, etc. Do you know if the cars are even available? I would imagine that most people would have reserved them during reasonable hours...

Here's the website for those of you who aren't familiar with it http://www.ithacacarshare.org/


So I sent them an email:

I was just wondering if you could give me an idea of how far in advance I would typically need to reserve time. Obviously the more time I want the earlier I need to reserve, but I wanted to say take a trip to Wegmans in the afternoon, would a car be available?

Sheltron5000

Their reply:

sheltron
That's a good question, and the answer is a bit complicated. Generally if you look 2 days or more in advance there are just about no reservations. 1 day in advance and some vehicles are reserved, but most are still available. If you are trying to reserve for the same day, it is generally easy to get the vehicle and time you want if it is Monday through Wednesday, but Thursday-Sunday fill up a bit quicker. In most areas we do have a few vehicles within walking distance of each other though, so if you are making a last minute reservation, it is often still possible but may require picking a slightly later time or another nearby vehicle.

Hope that answers the question for everyone.


Thanks... :D

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby Jenaimarre » Wed May 20, 2009 3:27 pm

Got confirmation that my second seat deposit had been received. I guess it's officially official. Kind of weird in a way to think I'll be leaving my job and going back to school in a a few short months.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby ddp » Wed May 20, 2009 6:13 pm

TopLaw_Diva wrote:Does anyone know anything about the Ithaca Carshare service? I wasn't going to bring my car and I was just going to use the service for trips to the grocery store, etc. Do you know if the cars are even available? I would imagine that most people would have reserved them during reasonable hours...

Here's the website for those of you who aren't familiar with it http://www.ithacacarshare.org/



I noticed on the ithacacarshare website that Cornell will only subsidize if you register by June 30th. I'm probably going to jump on this as well.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Wed May 20, 2009 8:30 pm

ddp wrote:
TopLaw_Diva wrote:Does anyone know anything about the Ithaca Carshare service? I wasn't going to bring my car and I was just going to use the service for trips to the grocery store, etc. Do you know if the cars are even available? I would imagine that most people would have reserved them during reasonable hours...

Here's the website for those of you who aren't familiar with it http://www.ithacacarshare.org/



I noticed on the ithacacarshare website that Cornell will only subsidize if you register by June 30th. I'm probably going to jump on this as well.



From reading around (I can't remember where) I got the sense that Cornell may plan to continue the subsidy. If I remember right, this was the first year of the program, so they maybe limited it to a year so they could review it.

Of course, endowment issues may be relevant... ::shrug::

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby thesouthside » Thu May 21, 2009 10:52 pm

Wow, I haven't been on here in a while... I just got back from Ithaca yesterday. Loved it. Signed a lease on a townhouse with Fairview (about a ten minute 'level' walk). I'm moving-in June 15th, can't wait.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby paraducks » Thu May 21, 2009 11:25 pm

thesouthside wrote:Wow, I haven't been on here in a while... I just got back from Ithaca yesterday. Loved it. Signed a lease on a townhouse with Fairview (about a ten minute 'level' walk). I'm moving-in June 15th, can't wait.


that seems early - what are you going to do for a month?
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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby panda » Thu May 21, 2009 11:57 pm

So ..i have a question for everybody..
I was randomly poking around some threads here..and a thought came to mind..

networking is obviously an important part of success in the legal field..

the biggest..turn off, i would say, of Cornell for people is that Ithaca is a) really cold or b) a really small and secluded college town..

does the latter have any bearing on our networking abilities?
i mean.. I am set on Cornell, and super excited..also, it is a great law school, that is undebatable..so we will definitely be exposed to the "right people" ..but then again, the degree of exposure would be significantly less than in a big city..
so I am just curious..how would that whole networking process work in an atmosphere like Ithaca..?

any takers? :D

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby como » Fri May 22, 2009 7:14 am

paraducks wrote:
thesouthside wrote:Wow, I haven't been on here in a while... I just got back from Ithaca yesterday. Loved it. Signed a lease on a townhouse with Fairview (about a ten minute 'level' walk). I'm moving-in June 15th, can't wait.


that seems early - what are you going to do for a month?


Or two?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby como » Fri May 22, 2009 7:18 am

panda wrote:So ..i have a question for everybody..
I was randomly poking around some threads here..and a thought came to mind..

networking is obviously an important part of success in the legal field..

the biggest..turn off, i would say, of Cornell for people is that Ithaca is a) really cold or b) a really small and secluded college town..

does the latter have any bearing on our networking abilities?
i mean.. I am set on Cornell, and super excited..also, it is a great law school, that is undebatable..so we will definitely be exposed to the "right people" ..but then again, the degree of exposure would be significantly less than in a big city..
so I am just curious..how would that whole networking process work in an atmosphere like Ithaca..?

any takers? :D


If I understand correctly, there is a pretty steady stream of events/speakers hosted by firms on campus throughout the year. This is additional to the OCI process. I'm sure that if you go to these events you would be able to network as well as anyone in any big city.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby thesouthside » Fri May 22, 2009 9:00 am

como wrote:
paraducks wrote:
thesouthside wrote:Wow, I haven't been on here in a while... I just got back from Ithaca yesterday. Loved it. Signed a lease on a townhouse with Fairview (about a ten minute 'level' walk). I'm moving-in June 15th, can't wait.


that seems early - what are you going to do for a month?


Or two?


Golf, hike, read, get to know the area, enjoy the good weather while it's around.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby como » Fri May 22, 2009 9:36 am

thesouthside wrote:
como wrote:
paraducks wrote:
thesouthside wrote:Wow, I haven't been on here in a while... I just got back from Ithaca yesterday. Loved it. Signed a lease on a townhouse with Fairview (about a ten minute 'level' walk). I'm moving-in June 15th, can't wait.


that seems early - what are you going to do for a month?


Or two?


Golf, hike, read, get to know the area, enjoy the good weather while it's around.


Sail..get crunk with this moi..

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby studymaster » Fri May 22, 2009 10:07 am

como wrote:
paraducks wrote:
thesouthside wrote:Wow, I haven't been on here in a while... I just got back from Ithaca yesterday. Loved it. Signed a lease on a townhouse with Fairview (about a ten minute 'level' walk). I'm moving-in June 15th, can't wait.


that seems early - what are you going to do for a month?


Or two?

I'm headed out to Ithaca around the same time. Planning to relax and enjoy the summer, be lazy and love every minute of it.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby fsohn » Fri May 22, 2009 1:48 pm

panda wrote:So ..i have a question for everybody..
I was randomly poking around some threads here..and a thought came to mind..

networking is obviously an important part of success in the legal field..

the biggest..turn off, i would say, of Cornell for people is that Ithaca is a) really cold or b) a really small and secluded college town..

does the latter have any bearing on our networking abilities?
i mean.. I am set on Cornell, and super excited..also, it is a great law school, that is undebatable..so we will definitely be exposed to the "right people" ..but then again, the degree of exposure would be significantly less than in a big city..
so I am just curious..how would that whole networking process work in an atmosphere like Ithaca..?

any takers? :D


Great question. Tons of firms come to Ithaca just to host receptions for 1Ls. There's usually a partner and a couple of associates, and you'll have plenty of time if you want it to talk to them. They're usually at a restaurant or catered at the law school, and in the evening, so you can drop by after finishing you reading for the night, shake a few hands, have a drink, and leave.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby ddp » Sat May 23, 2009 12:57 pm

fsohn wrote:
panda wrote:So ..i have a question for everybody..
I was randomly poking around some threads here..and a thought came to mind..

networking is obviously an important part of success in the legal field..

the biggest..turn off, i would say, of Cornell for people is that Ithaca is a) really cold or b) a really small and secluded college town..

does the latter have any bearing on our networking abilities?
i mean.. I am set on Cornell, and super excited..also, it is a great law school, that is undebatable..so we will definitely be exposed to the "right people" ..but then again, the degree of exposure would be significantly less than in a big city..
so I am just curious..how would that whole networking process work in an atmosphere like Ithaca..?

any takers? :D


Great question. Tons of firms come to Ithaca just to host receptions for 1Ls. There's usually a partner and a couple of associates, and you'll have plenty of time if you want it to talk to them. They're usually at a restaurant or catered at the law school, and in the evening, so you can drop by after finishing you reading for the night, shake a few hands, have a drink, and leave.



Do the receptions typically take place around OCI or throughout the year? What kinds of firms?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby fsohn » Sat May 23, 2009 10:18 pm

ddp wrote:Do the receptions typically take place around OCI or throughout the year? What kinds of firms?


Mostly big-law type firms. Linklaters, White & Case, Morrison and Foerster, Paul Weiss--those are the ones I remember by name off the top of my head. Also, receptions are completely separate from OCI, and occur throughout the year. A lot of firms have "home for the holidays" receptions, too, where you can just go and have a drink at the office closest to your hometown over winter break.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby Jessy1024 » Sun May 24, 2009 11:56 pm

this is unrelated but...I just got my financal aid award letter and...nothing! Not one measly grant. Any one know a good source for scholarship info? I imagine they are pretty scarce for law school, but any info will help!




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