Columbia Law Class of 2015

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2015)
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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby TheRedMamba » Wed May 23, 2012 3:25 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:I never really understood the big push to live with law students - Why would one need to live with someone going after the same degree?


I think it might be helpful to have someone on the same page as you while transitioning into law school (studying, meeting people, everyday campus protocol etc.)

but I am with you, I don't think its something I would have been upset about had I not been assigned to live with another law student

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Wed May 23, 2012 3:53 pm

Yeah, I don't really care at this point.

Just called, and it looks like they already received my final transcript and Dean's cert.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Wed May 23, 2012 7:12 pm

I gotta get that transcript in. And the Health thingy

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Istayedhere » Wed May 23, 2012 9:46 pm

Still nothing from uah... I feel like 80% of everything I write on TLS is about waiting for something...

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Thu May 24, 2012 2:31 am

Elliott_Smith wrote:I gotta get that transcript in. And the Health thingy


Yeah. I'll have to set up my scanner soon so I can send the vaccine stuff.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Thu May 24, 2012 11:09 am

Yeah, gotta figure that one out. Haven't been to a doctor in years

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby icedflames » Thu May 24, 2012 1:44 pm

Finally got my housing assignment! It is unfurnished rather than furnished, but it's on the 400 block of law school housing! I guess someone turned it down?

ETA: So the ethernet on the housing thing says 0.00 per month, but there's a 29/month charge? I'm confused

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Thu May 24, 2012 2:45 pm

Still nothing........

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby ahnhub » Thu May 24, 2012 3:37 pm

icedflames wrote:Finally got my housing assignment! It is unfurnished rather than furnished, but it's on the 400 block of law school housing! I guess someone turned it down?

ETA: So the ethernet on the housing thing says 0.00 per month, but there's a 29/month charge? I'm confused


Honestly I think unfurnished might be the way to go. It seems like the rent's like 200 bucks cheaper and you get a bigger room.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby icedflames » Thu May 24, 2012 3:45 pm

ahnhub wrote:
icedflames wrote:Finally got my housing assignment! It is unfurnished rather than furnished, but it's on the 400 block of law school housing! I guess someone turned it down?

ETA: So the ethernet on the housing thing says 0.00 per month, but there's a 29/month charge? I'm confused


Honestly I think unfurnished might be the way to go. It seems like the rent's like 200 bucks cheaper and you get a bigger room.


haha, i hope so. Ill email them about the internet charges and the floor plan tomorrow or tonight.

I guess im looking at a bed, desk, chair, and dresser?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby lawbeanie » Thu May 24, 2012 7:38 pm

Also on the still-nothing boat. Was approved on Tuesday...sigh.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Thu May 24, 2012 11:42 pm

lawbeanie wrote:Also on the still-nothing boat. Was approved on Tuesday...sigh.


Solidarity brother (or sister?)

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Fri May 25, 2012 3:21 pm

I'm hoping for a housing assignment before June now.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby blue_c » Fri May 25, 2012 5:43 pm

Man, this is just silly. I feel for ya.

Elliott_Smith wrote:I gotta get that transcript in. And the Health thingy

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Fri May 25, 2012 5:59 pm

^ Thanks man. Extended weekend, but maybe I'll get lucky with a Tuesday morning surprise.

Just scanned my immunization records, going to send the PDF off early next week. Aside from the Perkins loan MPN, that should be my final set of documents I need to send in.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Fri May 25, 2012 6:16 pm

Wasnt the Perkins deadline the 15th?

It's a little ridiculous that people are still waiting for housing...Common CLS

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Fri May 25, 2012 6:22 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:Wasnt the Perkins deadline the 15th?

It's a little ridiculous that people are still waiting for housing...Common CLS


Was it? I emailed Fin Aid about it and they said they'd email more info about it over the summer: "Instructions on completing the Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note will be emailed to you over the Summer."

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Fri May 25, 2012 7:04 pm

Oh, ok, I thought all the finaid stuff was due by the 15th for some reason.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby icedflames » Fri May 25, 2012 7:08 pm

I think the 15th was more of a soft deadline. I called them to see whether my stuff was received, and they just told me that they will be sorting through everything and will notify you if you are missing anything

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Fri May 25, 2012 7:34 pm

Sent in my housing deposit.

SO EXCITED.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Corrupty » Sat May 26, 2012 3:34 am

Elliott_Smith wrote:Wasnt the Perkins deadline the 15th?

It's a little ridiculous that people are still waiting for housing...Common CLS


Stafford and Grad Plus MPNs were due May 15th. Perkins comes later, I think.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Mon May 28, 2012 1:26 am

Wanted to get your guys' wisdom:

opening up a bank account with TD Bank when I move. Any point in getting a savings account? or is a checking account good enough? It's a $250 minimum for the account and it obviously has little to no interest. Is there some advantage/need for a savings account?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby jetissent » Mon May 28, 2012 11:12 am

Bronck wrote:Wanted to get your guys' wisdom:

opening up a bank account with TD Bank when I move. Any point in getting a savings account? or is a checking account good enough? It's a $250 minimum for the account and it obviously has little to no interest. Is there some advantage/need for a savings account?



I have TD, their interest rate really blows but I'd open both anyway. The practical benefit is that if your debt card is ever stolen/lost they only have access to the money you have in your checking (assuming they don't have your pin as well). They have a smartphone app you can use to easily transfer back and forth between the two accounts so there isn't really a reason not to use the savings account IMO.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Mon May 28, 2012 4:48 pm

jetissent wrote:
Bronck wrote:Wanted to get your guys' wisdom:

opening up a bank account with TD Bank when I move. Any point in getting a savings account? or is a checking account good enough? It's a $250 minimum for the account and it obviously has little to no interest. Is there some advantage/need for a savings account?



I have TD, their interest rate really blows but I'd open both anyway. The practical benefit is that if your debt card is ever stolen/lost they only have access to the money you have in your checking (assuming they don't have your pin as well). They have a smartphone app you can use to easily transfer back and forth between the two accounts so there isn't really a reason not to use the savings account IMO.


Good point. Some added security is always nice.

Yeah, I did a lot of research and it seems like everyone says TD is the best in NY. Chase has more locations, but TD has better hours and better customer service. I don't really expect great interest rates from banks anymore, that's what the stock market is for! haha

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby TheRedMamba » Mon May 28, 2012 7:14 pm

first republic bank>

no ATM fee's worldwide makes up for relative lack of First Republic specific ATMs




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