NYU Class of 2014

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby TheKingintheNorth » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:08 pm

rikkitikki wrote:I'm just curious to do an informal poll here...

1) What did you major in during undergrad? Did you take any law / pre-law courses?


Philosophy and Political Economy. A few on philosophy of law, stuff like H.L.A Hart and, of course, Dworkin (and Hayek if he counts). I took a bit of conlaw at Yale for a summer thing before college but I definitely wouldn't describe anything as specifically prelaw.
rikkitikki wrote:2) Any law-related work experience or otherwise?


A few seasons of Boston Legal and a couple of Grisham books on tape.

I guess I was general chair of my model congress in high school and it was definitely the best times of my life pre-college. It's certainly not too related to law or law school but I imagine it is more relevant than similar things like debate, forensics and model UN. I was also in a mock trial in the same program where I took conlaw that included briefs and stuff. I thought it was aawwweeesome, and I was great at it, so it kinda started all this.



Funny enough, I don't think I've interacted with a lawyer in any meaningful context.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby incompetentia » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:22 pm

czelede wrote:Just got off the WL so I'm new to the forum but I was wondering if anyone here is planning to bring a pet to NYU? I will not be moving with my bf but I have a dog I don't want to leave behind, and it seems more and more unfeasible to afford an apartment on a student budget that isn't a) super far or b) inhumanely small for a dog to hang out in all day.

Not bringing a pet, but congratulations! You seem like a pretty cool bro, bro

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby Lisi » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:03 pm

czelede wrote:Just got off the WL so I'm new to the forum but I was wondering if anyone here is planning to bring a pet to NYU? I will not be moving with my bf but I have a dog I don't want to leave behind, and it seems more and more unfeasible to afford an apartment on a student budget that isn't a) super far or b) inhumanely small for a dog to hang out in all day.


I have a dog. I live in Washington Heights. I lived in Brooklyn a couple years ago (also with my dog). I don't think it'll be that much more difficult to find something - a lot of NYers have dogs. I picked my apartments in terms of access to a park and, if possible, one with a dog park in it. Some parks that don't have dog parks have off-leash hours (before 9am and after 9pm) in certain parts of the park. If you live in Brooklyn, Prospect Park has one. I currently live 5min from a dog park. My dog gets plenty of exercise b/c he runs around like crazy with other dogs. Then he comes home and poops out for the rest of the day. So even if my apartment were small (which it isn't, but I've lived in smaller places with him), it doesn't really matter b/c he's not going to feel restless and stir-crazy when he's just asleep under my covers.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby tgwwtkwtgn » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:24 am

Hi everybody. I got in off the WL mid May, and submitted my deposit online of the 18th. I received an automated response soon after that, but I haven't received any more information since. I tried emailing the admissions office yesterday with no response. Has any other May admit received any more info? If so, when? I plan on calling today unless somebody can provide some enlightening info.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby melamine » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:17 pm

nihilism is key wrote:in nyccc. apartment hunt begins tomorrow.



make sure to relay us some of your experiences - this will be a lot of help for me when i visit at the beginning of july...

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby nihilism is key » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:38 pm

melamine wrote:
nihilism is key wrote:in nyccc. apartment hunt begins tomorrow.



make sure to relay us some of your experiences - this will be a lot of help for me when i visit at the beginning of july...


Day 1: saw an apartment where the bathroom was IN the kitchen. There was no door. Just a curtain. Day 2 was better. Warning: wear comfortable shoes and prepare for intense july heat. Also, have your paperwork ready before you begin the search so that you can jump on an apartment immediately if you like it. The turn around is ridiculously quick. I will keep updating as the search continues. Hopefully it will be over tomorrow.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby whathojeeves » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:37 pm

nihilism is key wrote:
melamine wrote:
nihilism is key wrote:in nyccc. apartment hunt begins tomorrow.



make sure to relay us some of your experiences - this will be a lot of help for me when i visit at the beginning of july...


Day 1: saw an apartment where the bathroom was IN the kitchen. There was no door. Just a curtain. Day 2 was better. Warning: wear comfortable shoes and prepare for intense july heat. Also, have your paperwork ready before you begin the search so that you can jump on an apartment immediately if you like it. The turn around is ridiculously quick. I will keep updating as the search continues. Hopefully it will be over tomorrow.


I once went from viewing an apartment to having a signed lease and keys in under 24 hours, complete with having to give guarantors etc. If you have digital copies of all relevant statements it makes things pretty quick.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:44 pm

nihilism is key wrote:
melamine wrote:
nihilism is key wrote:in nyccc. apartment hunt begins tomorrow.



make sure to relay us some of your experiences - this will be a lot of help for me when i visit at the beginning of july...


Day 1: saw an apartment where the bathroom was IN the kitchen. There was no door. Just a curtain. Day 2 was better. Warning: wear comfortable shoes and prepare for intense july heat. Also, have your paperwork ready before you begin the search so that you can jump on an apartment immediately if you like it. The turn around is ridiculously quick. I will keep updating as the search continues. Hopefully it will be over tomorrow.

:lol: :lol: :lol: That's kind of amazing.

Also, who are you? I could've walked by you on the street and had no idea. Come hang with me! :D

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby ahduth » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:30 am

whathojeeves wrote:I once went from viewing an apartment to having a signed lease and keys in under 24 hours, complete with having to give guarantors etc. If you have digital copies of all relevant statements it makes things pretty quick.


Can you elaborate on "relevant statements"? I want to do an under 24 hour job similarly - I have to fly in from Chicago to nail the place down, and rentals in New York are like rentals in Chicago on PCP, with a dose of visceral anger thrown in.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby whathojeeves » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:58 pm

ahduth wrote:
whathojeeves wrote:I once went from viewing an apartment to having a signed lease and keys in under 24 hours, complete with having to give guarantors etc. If you have digital copies of all relevant statements it makes things pretty quick.


Can you elaborate on "relevant statements"? I want to do an under 24 hour job similarly - I have to fly in from Chicago to nail the place down, and rentals in New York are like rentals in Chicago on PCP, with a dose of visceral anger thrown in.


If you're using a broker, you'll need a check for the broker's fee as well as one for your deposit and possibly another for an application processing fee. You'll also need:

-A copy of photo id from your guarantor(s) as well as anyone else on the lease (you, a roommate, a girlfriend/boyfriend).

-Any parties on the lease will also need to submit financial statements i.e. your bank statements, going back 3 months is standard.

-Your guarantor will need to provide proof of assurance (in the form of a savings balance of the amount required, or 2 years of complete tax returns).

-Additionally, they usually require a recent pay stub and a letter verifying employment for anyone employed and on the lease (your guarantor for sure, and your roommate etc if they're working), though you can usually sub a copy of your last W2 for the letter.

-They will also likely ask you, as a student, for a letter verifying that you are/will be enrolled at NYU this fall.

If you're subleasing, or renting an apartment directly from an owner, you may have fewer requirements or none at all. Keep in mind that your guarantor typically needs to make around 80x the total rent of the apartment.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby re-applicant » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:56 pm

whathojeeves wrote: Keep in mind that your guarantor typically needs to make around 80x the total rent of the apartment.


Wow that sounds insanely high. For a $3000 2-bedroom apartment the guarantor needs to make 240k?

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby nihilism is key » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:05 pm

law_monkey wrote:
nihilism is key wrote:
melamine wrote:
nihilism is key wrote:in nyccc. apartment hunt begins tomorrow.



make sure to relay us some of your experiences - this will be a lot of help for me when i visit at the beginning of july...


Day 1: saw an apartment where the bathroom was IN the kitchen. There was no door. Just a curtain. Day 2 was better. Warning: wear comfortable shoes and prepare for intense july heat. Also, have your paperwork ready before you begin the search so that you can jump on an apartment immediately if you like it. The turn around is ridiculously quick. I will keep updating as the search continues. Hopefully it will be over tomorrow.

:lol: :lol: :lol: That's kind of amazing.

Also, who are you? I could've walked by you on the street and had no idea. Come hang with me! :D


PMed!

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby nihilism is key » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:09 pm

re-applicant wrote:
whathojeeves wrote: Keep in mind that your guarantor typically needs to make around 80x the total rent of the apartment.


Wow that sounds insanely high. For a $3000 2-bedroom apartment the guarantor needs to make 240k?


Its unfortunately true. also, some landlords will not take out of state guarantors so make sure your broker takes that into consideration. You can avoid paying a broker fee if you only look at no fee apartments but that will greatly limit your options.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby melamine » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:02 am

nihilism is key wrote:
melamine wrote:
nihilism is key wrote:in nyccc. apartment hunt begins tomorrow.



make sure to relay us some of your experiences - this will be a lot of help for me when i visit at the beginning of july...


Day 1: saw an apartment where the bathroom was IN the kitchen. There was no door. Just a curtain. Day 2 was better. Warning: wear comfortable shoes and prepare for intense july heat. Also, have your paperwork ready before you begin the search so that you can jump on an apartment immediately if you like it. The turn around is ridiculously quick. I will keep updating as the search continues. Hopefully it will be over tomorrow.



Um - i'm pretty sure this is almost a Seinfeld episode... (can anybody name which one?)

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:55 am

All this apartment hunting stuff is making me feel stressed. I should probably get on that soon. :shock:

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:01 am

Thats why I'm now hoping I actually do get my studio in mercer.. would just be a lot easier

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby spacepenguin » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:28 am

thecilent wrote:Thats why I'm now hoping I actually do get my studio in mercer.. would just be a lot easier



Honestly, the convenience of resident housing might be worth the extra money. No bills; no commute; 9 month lease; living in the village; and most importantly, not having to deal with a landlord.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:06 pm

spacepenguin wrote:
thecilent wrote:Thats why I'm now hoping I actually do get my studio in mercer.. would just be a lot easier



Honestly, the convenience of resident housing might be worth the extra money. No bills; no commute; 9 month lease; living in the village; and most importantly, not having to deal with a landlord.


But then I wouldn't get to bring my kitteh kitteh. And that is NOT an option. I will probably need my sweet little fur ball to prevent overwhelmed freak outs haha.

Also, apparently Yale checks out puppies from the library during finals so the students can de-stress.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:21 pm

spacepenguin wrote:
thecilent wrote:Thats why I'm now hoping I actually do get my studio in mercer.. would just be a lot easier



Honestly, the convenience of resident housing might be worth the extra money. No bills; no commute; 9 month lease; living in the village; and most importantly, not having to deal with a landlord.
Yeah this def sounds legit for first year.

law_monkey wrote:Also, apparently Yale checks out puppies from the library during finals so the students can de-stress.

wow. that is hysterical.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby incompetentia » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:31 pm

law_monkey wrote:
But then I wouldn't get to bring my kitteh kitteh. And that is NOT an option. I will probably need my sweet little fur ball to prevent overwhelmed freak outs haha.

Also, apparently Yale checks out puppies from the library during finals so the students can de-stress.

Cat > everything.
All of the time.
(I think your cat would agree, too)

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby spacepenguin » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:38 pm

law_monkey wrote:
But then I wouldn't get to bring my kitteh kitteh. And that is NOT an option. I will probably need my sweet little fur ball to prevent overwhelmed freak outs haha.

Also, apparently Yale checks out puppies from the library during finals so the students can de-stress.



Can this be a communal cat that we can all use to de-stress?

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:46 pm

incompetentia wrote:
law_monkey wrote:
But then I wouldn't get to bring my kitteh kitteh. And that is NOT an option. I will probably need my sweet little fur ball to prevent overwhelmed freak outs haha.

Also, apparently Yale checks out puppies from the library during finals so the students can de-stress.

Cat > everything.
All of the time.
(I think your cat would agree, too)


Desi (my cat) would in fact agree. She believes she is the goddess of the world, and I haven't done anything to make her believe otherwise haha.

@spacepenguin - It's almost necessary that she's a communal cat because she thinks her ears need to be scratched 24/7. I think I will just pass around a sign up sheet for people to go back to my apartment in half hour shifts to make sure she is sufficiently attended to. :mrgreen:

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby incompetentia » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:51 pm

You're not going to pre-screen these people? what if they don't scratch in just the right manner?


$30 application fee to be considered.

It would be...cat scratch fever
*largest rimshot*

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:13 pm

incompetentia wrote:You're not going to pre-screen these people? what if they don't scratch in just the right manner?


$30 application fee to be considered.

It would be...cat scratch fever
*largest rimshot*


Lol we do have a pretty large class, so I think I can be selective.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:22 pm

Lol incomp, I laugh every time I think about the housing tour and leaving you with that girl hahaha




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