Columbia Class of 2016

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby MoonDreamer » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:14 am

you guys are so lucky. I wish I went to CLS.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:50 am

MoonDreamer wrote:you guys are so lucky. I wish I went to CLS.


Uhh yeah you do boi :)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby welkertexasranger » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:11 am

txdude45 wrote:
Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:Oh fuck, E&Es already?

I was told I'd have three weeks where I'd be allowed to fuck around on Half.com making sure I have the right ones before shit got real.

I'm hyperventilating again...


What is an E&E?


CLS rising 2L, just wanted to say that if you aren't the worrying type, don't let other people get in your head about supplements. They can be helpful for some classes, but you can also get A's without touching a supplement / B's while outlining multiple supplements. It depends on your learning style and the particular Prof. you have.

Also, you'll hear this multiple times and you'll probably ignore it anyway, but do not worry about legal methods. You should be hanging out with your new friends, going out downtown, etc. Legal Methods is a nice way to get a sense for how class works in law school and to experience reading a few cases, but it's one of the last times you'll really have a ton of free time so enjoy it.

Last thing -- I can confirm that you guys will be taking 2 of the 3 (contracts, property, and con law) in the spring and 1 this fall.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby txdude45 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:57 am

welkertexasranger wrote:
txdude45 wrote:
What is an E&E?


CLS rising 2L, just wanted to say that if you aren't the worrying type, don't let other people get in your head about supplements. They can be helpful for some classes, but you can also get A's without touching a supplement / B's while outlining multiple supplements. It depends on your learning style and the particular Prof. you have.

Also, you'll hear this multiple times and you'll probably ignore it anyway, but do not worry about legal methods. You should be hanging out with your new friends, going out downtown, etc. Legal Methods is a nice way to get a sense for how class works in law school and to experience reading a few cases, but it's one of the last times you'll really have a ton of free time so enjoy it.

Last thing -- I can confirm that you guys will be taking 2 of the 3 (contracts, property, and con law) in the spring and 1 this fall.


Thanks for the advice on supplements.

So Legal Methods is a pretty easy pass? For exactly the reasons you mentioned, I'm honestly wondering how much work I will realistically need to put into it.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby welkertexasranger » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:01 am

Legal Methods is an automatic pass. I know one person out of 100 who had to retake the test, but he passed the second time and its not like there's any record that he retook it.

I'd suggest reading the cases, but no need to obsess over it. If you see someone briefing cases, be a friend -- take them aside, put a hand on their shoulder, and tell them that they have a problem. Just have a grasp of the facts / reasoning in case you are called on and definitely get on gchat with people in your class so you can help each other. It's kind of hopeless to tell law students not to worry, but someone has to fight the good fight.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:39 am

Anyone else doing a private loan? Mine still hasn't been verified, and my lender is getting antsy.

ETA: Apparently they were waiting for my response to the Missing Info email, which they never processed because their admin assistant is out today (disregard the fact that I send that email two weeks ago.) Anyways, as usual, phone call was much more productive. They said they're certifying loans as we speak and everyone will receive an award letter in the mail confirming what they've certified for you.

If anyone else got that email about missing your MPN for your federal loan, but you filled it out already, I would call, because apparently some people that fill it out early get stuck in the 12-13 academic year and they have to manually go in and move you over to the 13-14 year in order for you MPN to show up.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:17 am

Sgt Pepper wrote:
StillIll wrote: prime time to blow all remaining savings / grocery money on nights out in bonding with classmates.


I completely agree

Fixed that for you. :P

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby StillIll » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:16 pm

lunaraeon wrote:
Sgt Pepper wrote:
StillIll wrote: prime time to blow all remaining savings / grocery money on nights out in bonding with classmates.


I completely agree

Fixed that for you. :P


How long until you're 21?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby cws277 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:18 pm

welkertexasranger wrote:Last thing -- I can confirm that you guys will be taking 2 of the 3 (contracts, property, and con law) in the spring and 1 this fall.

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby txdude45 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:29 pm

cws277 wrote:
welkertexasranger wrote:Last thing -- I can confirm that you guys will be taking 2 of the 3 (contracts, property, and con law) in the spring and 1 this fall.

Thanks for the info.


That's 6 classes though... Do you think they'll just drop the elective to bring it back down to 5?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby lunaraeon » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:39 pm

StillIll wrote:
lunaraeon wrote:
Sgt Pepper wrote:
StillIll wrote: prime time to blow all remaining savings / grocery money on nights out in bonding with classmates.


I completely agree

Fixed that for you. :P


How long until you're 21?

Just over 3 months, haha. Hope everyone is good to go out on a Thursday.

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cws277 wrote:
welkertexasranger wrote:Last thing -- I can confirm that you guys will be taking 2 of the 3 (contracts, property, and con law) in the spring and 1 this fall.

Thanks for the info.


That's 6 classes though... Do you think they'll just drop the elective to bring it back down to 5?

Nope. Pretty sure moot court is supposed to be low-intensity (not as much as LRW but similar), anyways, and maybe LPW as well. Unless I'm completely mistaken, they've had all of these run in previous years without problems.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby welkertexasranger » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:08 pm

txdude45 wrote:
cws277 wrote:
welkertexasranger wrote:Last thing -- I can confirm that you guys will be taking 2 of the 3 (contracts, property, and con law) in the spring and 1 this fall.

Thanks for the info.


That's 6 classes though... Do you think they'll just drop the elective to bring it back down to 5?


So here's how 1L worked last year:

FALL: Contracts, Torts, Civ Pro, LPW.

SPRING: Con Law, Crim, Property, Elective, LPW / Moot court.

You guys will be on the same schedule basically, the only difference is that some of you will swap out contracts in the fall for either property or con law. It's not really a "back down" to 5 thing -- you'll have the same # of classes we had. LPW and moot court are really one in the same. You'll have LPW once a week and all you do in it is work for moot court.

That being said, second semester is pretty rough. CLS eases you in 1L fall which is great. I felt relatively stress free until late October. In the spring you'll be pretty busy throughout.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby moonman157 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:44 pm

Is Tanzie Raman male or female? I need to ask a question about a floorplan.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby voytek » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:32 pm

Can't you just avoid gendered pronouns?

(Saying this because I have no idea)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby moonman157 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:38 pm

voytek wrote:Can't you just avoid gendered pronouns?

(Saying this because I have no idea)


Thought of that, but I didn't want to be informal (I wanted to say Mr. or Ms.). Then again, I've already been accepted and have the housing assignment I wanted, so does it really matter?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby cws277 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:38 pm

moonman157 wrote:
voytek wrote:Can't you just avoid gendered pronouns?

(Saying this because I have no idea)


Thought of that, but I didn't want to be informal (I wanted to say Mr. or Ms.). Then again, I've already been accepted and have the housing assignment I wanted, so does it really matter?

I called to ask about floorplans. They said they didn't have any for my apartment. A week later, one was uploaded to my housing portal.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:16 pm

moonman157 wrote:Is Tanzie Raman male or female? I need to ask a question about a floorplan.


Google suggests it's overwhelmingly likely to be a woman. But "to whom it may concern" is the safe play if you're ever not sure.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby lunaraeon » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:17 pm

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:
moonman157 wrote:Is Tanzie Raman male or female? I need to ask a question about a floorplan.


Google suggests it's overwhelmingly likely to be a woman. But "to whom it may concern" is the safe play if you're ever not sure.

I'm going with Indian male based on my own Google.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:06 pm

Just call him/her Tanzie. I guarantee you that someone working in housing at a university doesn't give a shit if you call him/her by his/her first name.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby smdpnp » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:45 pm

Hey aussiebum, you still around? We just got our vanity emails.

The incoming class is also at ~350 students, so it looks like we didn't get overenrolled this year :D

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby amsong » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:02 pm

smdpnp wrote:Hey aussiebum, you still around? We just got our vanity emails.


[Redacted—found it.]

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby cws277 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:18 pm

smdpnp wrote:Hey aussiebum, you still around? We just got our vanity emails.

The incoming class is also at ~350 students, so it looks like we didn't get overenrolled this year :D

Fuck yea (on both counts)!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby KingFish » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:25 pm

smdpnp wrote:Hey aussiebum, you still around? We just got our vanity emails.

The incoming class is also at ~350 students, so it looks like we didn't get overenrolled this year :D

Awesome! How did you hear the class is 350? That's great news for us

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby smdpnp » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:27 pm

Lawnet rolled out a couple of new features, and the student directory has ~350 records for the incoming class.
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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby cws277 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:22 pm

smdpnp wrote:Lawnet rolled out a couple of new features, and the student directory has ~350 records for the incoming class.

eta: ermageeerd, orientation's just three weeks away! so excited :D

Wow, you made me check LawNet again for the first time in week - SO AWESOME! Now I just want my damn schedule...




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