Columbia Law Class of 2014

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LinzerTorte
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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby LinzerTorte » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:23 pm

Verisimi wrote:+1 for the ABSOLUTELY INSANE brick of CLS materials. I have no idea how people with tiny mailboxes are going to get that monster.


As usual, my mailman left it on the floor of my aptartment building.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby UnitarySpace » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:25 pm

If your grades drop even slightly, they will rescind your acceptance. I think last year there were 54 people who had their acceptances rescinded because of that. Further, Columbia went to the trouble of calling up the ABA and each individual state bar to blacklist them from the profession for life for their indiscretion.
















Seriously though. If your grades drop, don't send them to the LSAC.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby chasgoose » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:33 pm

Mail just came and I still haven't received my giant brick of CLS stuff. WANT

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby UnitarySpace » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:21 pm

hint - it's nothing you can't get online but it feels nice to have something on the coffee table for others to ask about.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby daisyduke » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:18 pm

chasgoose wrote:Mail just came and I still haven't received my giant brick of CLS stuff. WANT


+1! I got Penn's but I want this one!

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Hobbes89 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:58 am

Heh the CLS brick is a lot bigger than I expected...lots of reading material :)

PS - hi everyone.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Verisimi » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:05 am

Ah, good ol' snail mail. I got my Inside New York book today. Did anyone else notice how the letter that comes with it says "the city that you will likely call home for the next three years?" :mrgreen:

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby hellome » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:11 am

i am so worried about the COL :cry:
why is my #1 also the most expensive?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Ship87 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:28 am

I'm joining the chorus in enjoying the awesome swag that Columbia has given in less than two weeks since I was accepted! hellome, I feel you on the COL. The way I think about is that I'll be in NYC for 3 years with great job prospects and the loans will not be as large of a burden as they would be elsewhere, even if the loans are greater in amount. Columbia is such a fantastic university and the law school is wonderful judging by every source I've read, so I am a very excited (98% sure) Columbia '14 student!

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby hellome » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:48 am

Ship87 wrote:I'm joining the chorus in enjoying the awesome swag that Columbia has given in less than two weeks since I was accepted! hellome, I feel you on the COL. The way I think about is that I'll be in NYC for 3 years with great job prospects and the loans will not be as large of a burden as they would be elsewhere, even if the loans are greater in amount. Columbia is such a fantastic university and the law school is wonderful judging by every source I've read, so I am a very excited (98% sure) Columbia '14 student!


Exactly what i needed to hear <3

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby daisyduke » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:03 pm

Ship87 wrote:I'm joining the chorus in enjoying the awesome swag that Columbia has given in less than two weeks since I was accepted! hellome, I feel you on the COL. The way I think about is that I'll be in NYC for 3 years with great job prospects and the loans will not be as large of a burden as they would be elsewhere, even if the loans are greater in amount. Columbia is such a fantastic university and the law school is wonderful judging by every source I've read, so I am a very excited (98% sure) Columbia '14 student!


This is exactly where I am sitting.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby daisyduke » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:41 pm

Whoaaaa! When you guys said brick, I was think a big packet of paper, not a legit hard casing! Got my brick today!! YAYY

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby jtemp320 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:05 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9ygANwz8kY

posted for office/class daydreaming...cant wait :D

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby chasgoose » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:23 pm

Just got the Inside New York book, still no brick...

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Hey-O » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:18 pm

I'm excited to get my box! It went to my mom's house and she forwarded it to me. I hope that it gets to me in time. I'm leaving the country on Tuesday!

Anyone have any ideas on housing? Is it a good idea to fill out the application as soon as it's available?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby vertex » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:47 pm

Hey-O wrote:
Anyone have any ideas on housing? Is it a good idea to fill out the application as soon as it's available?


I'm waiting until I go to the Admitted Students Days to make a call on where I want to live. I don't think there's any benefit to filling it out earlier than the deadline (May 1).

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby ma456 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:29 pm

Is anyone else considering off-campus housing? I live in Brooklyn right now and while the 45 min commute won't be the greatest, I personally wouldn't give up the area for close proximity to classes...

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Ship87 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:36 pm

ma456 wrote:Is anyone else considering off-campus housing? I live in Brooklyn right now and while the 45 min commute won't be the greatest, I personally wouldn't give up the area for close proximity to classes...


Possibly post 1L, but 45 min sounds like too long a commute for my preference. Thats about 2 hours each day you'd be giving up on travel, are you sure your location is that worth it you?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Hey-O » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:38 pm

Ship87 wrote:
ma456 wrote:Is anyone else considering off-campus housing? I live in Brooklyn right now and while the 45 min commute won't be the greatest, I personally wouldn't give up the area for close proximity to classes...


Possibly post 1L, but 45 min sounds like too long a commute for my preference. Thats about 2 hours each day you'd be giving up on travel, are you sure your location is that worth it you?


That's how I feel about it, but some people don't mind commutes.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby LinzerTorte » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:37 pm

Hey-O wrote:
Ship87 wrote:
ma456 wrote:Is anyone else considering off-campus housing? I live in Brooklyn right now and while the 45 min commute won't be the greatest, I personally wouldn't give up the area for close proximity to classes...


Possibly post 1L, but 45 min sounds like too long a commute for my preference. Thats about 2 hours each day you'd be giving up on travel, are you sure your location is that worth it you?


That's how I feel about it, but some people don't mind commutes.


If I end up at Columbia, I'm almost certainly going to stay in Brooklyn...I would rather do a commute (good decompression time on the train) than live in Morningside Heights.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Ship87 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:49 pm

Linzer, is that because of you like your current location or because you dislike Morningside Heights? Is the rent significantly cheaper where you live or are other factors coming into play as well?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby LinzerTorte » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:52 am

Ship87 wrote:Linzer, is that because of you like your current location or because you dislike Morningside Heights? Is the rent significantly cheaper where you live or are other factors coming into play as well?


Rent is not significantly cheaper, but general things like food/groceries/bars are. I dislike the lack of options for all of that stuff in Morningside Heights, and my own personal study habits make it a good idea to live nowhere near campus, and separate "school/work" from "home" as much as possible.

Also, my bf and I just really like my neighborhood, and its close enough to fast trains in Manhattan to make it work.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby ma456 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:31 pm

LinzerTorte wrote:
Ship87 wrote:Linzer, is that because of you like your current location or because you dislike Morningside Heights? Is the rent significantly cheaper where you live or are other factors coming into play as well?


Rent is not significantly cheaper, but general things like food/groceries/bars are. I dislike the lack of options for all of that stuff in Morningside Heights, and my own personal study habits make it a good idea to live nowhere near campus, and separate "school/work" from "home" as much as possible.

Also, my bf and I just really like my neighborhood, and its close enough to fast trains in Manhattan to make it work.



+1. My bf and I love our neighborhood in BK too and Morningside Heights has so much less to offer. I'm also on board with the need to separate school from home or else I feel like I have no life. The 45 min commute might be a pain for some but I find it alternatively invigorating/a good time to zone out/read/etc.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:36 pm

Just by the looks of this thread it seems that if I go to CLS there will be no sense of community. Pretty much seems like most of the people in here want to get their degree and get out. No one seems to want to be around campus at all. Surprising.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Hey-O » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:21 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:Just by the looks of this thread it seems that if I go to CLS there will be no sense of community. Pretty much seems like most of the people in here want to get their degree and get out. No one seems to want to be around campus at all. Surprising.


I'm interested in this. I'm not a big social person. I like my social life and my work/school life to be together because it is too much work for me to juggle both. I'm hoping for a sense of community in my school.




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