Columbia Law Class of 2015

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:36 pm

I doubt they'll care that much

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby quaker10 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:26 pm

piccolittle wrote:
crooked wrote:Got my housing assignment and I'm really happy with it. Unfortunately, it's furnished, and my preference would be to never sleep in an extra-long twin bed again. Does anyone know if there's anything we can do about the furnishings?

Also, what's the CW on picking a move-in date? As early as possible, as late as possible, etc.?

Depending on the building you're in, they might be willing to store it in the basement. I know it's common for people in my building to get new beds, and my super has a special place downstairs where he stores the horrible twin XLs.

Also, I'd say move in a couple days before orientation. There's usually some kind of activity the weekend before (when orientation is on Monday/Tuesday), but as you guys have orientation at the end of the week, arriving on Monday or Tuesday would probably be good. Then again, you're paying rent for the whole month of August anyway, so maybe you want to arrive earlier and have some fun in the city with other early classmates.


It's great that your super does that - out of curiosity, which building is this?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby kwais » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:33 pm

piccolittle wrote:
crooked wrote:Got my housing assignment and I'm really happy with it. Unfortunately, it's furnished, and my preference would be to never sleep in an extra-long twin bed again. Does anyone know if there's anything we can do about the furnishings?

Also, what's the CW on picking a move-in date? As early as possible, as late as possible, etc.?

Depending on the building you're in, they might be willing to store it in the basement. I know it's common for people in my building to get new beds, and my super has a special place downstairs where he stores the horrible twin XLs.

Also, I'd say move in a couple days before orientation. There's usually some kind of activity the weekend before (when orientation is on Monday/Tuesday), but as you guys have orientation at the end of the week, arriving on Monday or Tuesday would probably be good. Then again, you're paying rent for the whole month of August anyway, so maybe you want to arrive earlier and have some fun in the city with other early classmates.


pico, I'm 99% sure that you only pay from the day you move in? Are you sure that you paid for the entire month of august? Is it a building by building thing? I know I paid prorated on both sides of my lease.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby icedflames » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:04 am

kwais wrote:
piccolittle wrote:
crooked wrote:Got my housing assignment and I'm really happy with it. Unfortunately, it's furnished, and my preference would be to never sleep in an extra-long twin bed again. Does anyone know if there's anything we can do about the furnishings?

Also, what's the CW on picking a move-in date? As early as possible, as late as possible, etc.?

Depending on the building you're in, they might be willing to store it in the basement. I know it's common for people in my building to get new beds, and my super has a special place downstairs where he stores the horrible twin XLs.

Also, I'd say move in a couple days before orientation. There's usually some kind of activity the weekend before (when orientation is on Monday/Tuesday), but as you guys have orientation at the end of the week, arriving on Monday or Tuesday would probably be good. Then again, you're paying rent for the whole month of August anyway, so maybe you want to arrive earlier and have some fun in the city with other early classmates.


pico, I'm 99% sure that you only pay from the day you move in? Are you sure that you paid for the entire month of august? Is it a building by building thing? I know I paid prorated on both sides of my lease.


I contacted UAH and they told me that the rent is prorated for the day that you move in/sign the lease HTH

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby shumpshump » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:01 am

Nevermind, got it

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:40 pm

Did anyone ever confirm that signed immunization records can be substituted for the form?

And any chance UAH will let me move up my move in date by a couple days?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:28 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:Did anyone ever confirm that signed immunization records can be substituted for the form?


I scanned my immunization card, and then with paint I added my UNI and SSN onto it.

I then filled out the top section of the Columbia form, and scanned that. Then I combined the two PDFs together and emailed it to them.

Everything was hunky dory -- had a confirmation email the following day.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby shumpshump » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:41 pm

Bronck wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:Did anyone ever confirm that signed immunization records can be substituted for the form?


I scanned my immunization card, and then with paint I added my UNI and SSN onto it.

I then filled out the top section of the Columbia form, and scanned that. Then I combined the two PDFs together and emailed it to them.

Everything was hunky dory -- had a confirmation email the following day.


+1, mine wasn't even signed, just stamped and they sent an approval email the same day

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:53 am

Elliott_Smith wrote:Did anyone ever confirm that signed immunization records can be substituted for the form?

And any chance UAH will let me move up my move in date by a couple days?


They let me move up my move in date (I wanted to get the keys on a Friday so I could move in over the weekend), but it might depend on whether someone is living in the apartment right now. I emailed Juliana and then she forwarded me on to someone in housing. Just keep in mind that your rent will be prorated up a little.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:46 am

I'm pretty sure there are different deposit requirements for each apartment. I paid a full months rent deposit, in addition to the entire first month rent (supposed to move in on the 6th)

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:32 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:I'm pretty sure there are different deposit requirements for each apartment. I paid a full months rent deposit, in addition to the entire first month rent (supposed to move in on the 6th)


Yeah, but when you change your move in date, it changes the date that the lease starts on, so that first month gets prorated up and the last month prorated down so that the months come out even if that makes sense.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:41 pm

The deposit is equivalent to one months rent, no? And if it matches what they charged me for the first month, then I paid a full months rent, right?

In any case, they didn't approve the move-in date change :(

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby piccolittle » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:47 pm

quaker10 wrote:
piccolittle wrote:
crooked wrote:Got my housing assignment and I'm really happy with it. Unfortunately, it's furnished, and my preference would be to never sleep in an extra-long twin bed again. Does anyone know if there's anything we can do about the furnishings?

Also, what's the CW on picking a move-in date? As early as possible, as late as possible, etc.?

Depending on the building you're in, they might be willing to store it in the basement. I know it's common for people in my building to get new beds, and my super has a special place downstairs where he stores the horrible twin XLs.

Also, I'd say move in a couple days before orientation. There's usually some kind of activity the weekend before (when orientation is on Monday/Tuesday), but as you guys have orientation at the end of the week, arriving on Monday or Tuesday would probably be good. Then again, you're paying rent for the whole month of August anyway, so maybe you want to arrive earlier and have some fun in the city with other early classmates.


It's great that your super does that - out of curiosity, which building is this?

It's 419 W. 115th. My super handles the whole block of buildings, though (which is kind of a pain, as he gets stretched pretty thin sometimes).

kwais wrote:pico, I'm 99% sure that you only pay from the day you move in? Are you sure that you paid for the entire month of august? Is it a building by building thing? I know I paid prorated on both sides of my lease.

Oops, yeah, I probably just remembered paying a buttload of money and forgot that it was actually prorated.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:55 pm

Haha, got an email last Monday saying that I was assigned a roommate. The guy ended up never accepting the assignment, so I'm back to no roommate. Is it ever the case that you don't get a roommate in a 2BR :o ?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby piccolittle » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:02 pm

Bronck wrote:Haha, got an email last Monday saying that I was assigned a roommate. The guy ended up never accepting the assignment, so I'm back to no roommate. Is it ever the case that you don't get a roommate in a 2BR :o ?

We had a spare room in our 3 bed this year, but that's because our LLM roommate made the mistake of telling UAH that she was married and they made her move into a studio. We did succeed in scaring away all other prospective roommates, though, so there's always that option.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:38 pm

Party at Bronck's house.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby AmoryB » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:16 pm

Bronck wrote:Haha, got an email last Monday saying that I was assigned a roommate. The guy ended up never accepting the assignment, so I'm back to no roommate. Is it ever the case that you don't get a roommate in a 2BR :o ?


I got the same email about a month ago and my roommate ended up accepting the offer a few weeks later. So, I guess it can work either way. But, that's be a sweet gig if you get a solo 2BR!

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby KevinP » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:22 pm

For people that submitted dean's certifications, did you get any kind of confirmation when admissions received them? Much obliged.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby crooked » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:22 pm

KevinP wrote:For people that submitted dean's certifications, did you get any kind of confirmation when admissions received them? Much obliged.


Nope, but I called the admissions office today to check and they said they got mine.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Take Two » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:24 pm

KevinP wrote:For people that submitted dean's certifications, did you get any kind of confirmation when admissions received them? Much obliged.


I did not get any confirmation but I got kinda nervous and emailed them and they were pretty quick to reply saying they had gotten it but otherwise I would have no idea that they had in fact actually gotten it.

along those lines are people getting confirmations regarding the immunizations requirement?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby KevinP » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:27 pm

^ Thanks for the quick replies. I think I'ma give them a call tomorrow. I wouldn't want something as silly a dean's cert to keep me from attending CLS.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Bronck » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:56 pm

AmoryB wrote:
Bronck wrote:Haha, got an email last Monday saying that I was assigned a roommate. The guy ended up never accepting the assignment, so I'm back to no roommate. Is it ever the case that you don't get a roommate in a 2BR :o ?


I got the same email about a month ago and my roommate ended up accepting the offer a few weeks later. So, I guess it can work either way. But, that's be a sweet gig if you get a solo 2BR!


Oh interesting. I actually checked the UAH page and the guy no longer shows up. Crossing my fingers for the bolded :mrgreen:

Take Two wrote:along those lines are people getting confirmations regarding the immunizations requirement?


Yes, I did.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:59 pm

Bronck wrote:
AmoryB wrote:
Bronck wrote:Haha, got an email last Monday saying that I was assigned a roommate. The guy ended up never accepting the assignment, so I'm back to no roommate. Is it ever the case that you don't get a roommate in a 2BR :o ?


I got the same email about a month ago and my roommate ended up accepting the offer a few weeks later. So, I guess it can work either way. But, that's be a sweet gig if you get a solo 2BR!


Oh interesting. I actually checked the UAH page and the guy no longer shows up. Crossing my fingers for the bolded :mrgreen:

Take Two wrote:along those lines are people getting confirmations regarding the immunizations requirement?


Yes, I did.


I didn't get confirmation on the immunization forms, but I called the insurance office (212) 854-3286, and they confirmed things for me.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby Take Two » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:51 am

Thats interesting, maybe I'll give that a try. Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2015

Postby jetissent » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:55 pm

From the orientation site:

"Legal Methods, a three-week course for incoming 1Ls which serves as an introduction to the law and legal education, begins on Monday, Aug. 20 and will run through Sept. 6. The first semester Foundation Curriculum classes (Contracts, Torts and Civil Procedure) will begin on September 10."

Does this mean we all will be taking those three first sem? Kinda cool to know. Most schools I visited said the courses would depend on which section you ended up in.




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