Cornell Class of 2016

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Arbiter213 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:28 am

gonewiththewind wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
gonewiththewind wrote:I really can't wait to see the new class. I wonder what y'all will be like IRL.


Won't be hard to be better than you lot.


C'mon, Arbiter, at least we haven't had super passive aggressive listserv emails yet. And we haven't gone ham over graduation tickets yet either. Try to smile once in a while please?


That's exactly my point! No listserv snark! No completely pointless drama!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby teachmehowtoraji » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:30 am

CR2012 wrote:Hey all,

I have been out of the country for some time and I am really eager to get back to watching the NFL. If I get the Time Warner basic package, which includes ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, will I be in a good position to watch some games every Sunday?

I feel like these are the right channels, but things might have changed.



ABC doesn't do any football. CBS for AFC, FOX for NFC, NBC for SNF, and ESPN for MNF. NFL Network for those bs Thursday night games starting in November too. (I have no idea about cable service in Ithaca though, but it'll be off of one of their affiliates).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby guinness1547 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:54 am

teachmehowtoraji wrote:
CR2012 wrote:Hey all,

I have been out of the country for some time and I am really eager to get back to watching the NFL. If I get the Time Warner basic package, which includes ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, will I be in a good position to watch some games every Sunday?

I feel like these are the right channels, but things might have changed.



ABC doesn't do any football. CBS for AFC, FOX for NFC, NBC for SNF, and ESPN for MNF. NFL Network for those bs Thursday night games starting in November too. (I have no idea about cable service in Ithaca though, but it'll be off of one of their affiliates).


Yeah, you get those stations and you'll have about 5-6 games a week on. Nfl Sunday ticket, going to bars, or some online stuff is the only way to get other games. I assume there will be a lot of Giants, Patriots, and Jets games on.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lincoln » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:19 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
gonewiththewind wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
gonewiththewind wrote:I really can't wait to see the new class. I wonder what y'all will be like IRL.


Won't be hard to be better than you lot.


C'mon, Arbiter, at least we haven't had super passive aggressive listserv emails yet. And we haven't gone ham over graduation tickets yet either. Try to smile once in a while please?


That's exactly my point! No listserv snark! No completely pointless drama!


The class of 2012 were listserv champions. I miss those guys. It all went downhill, really, after the then-fascist CLSA changed the listservs in 2011.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:30 am

Arbiter213 wrote:That's exactly my point! No listserv snark! No completely pointless drama!


Nothing but polite complaints about 3L honorable mentions during finals and hillman hornbook jokes.

I think the best e-mail of the [past] year still goes to the whole "does anyone have a hammer or saw" e-mail from who turned out to be a civ pro TA.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby gonewiththewind » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:16 am

Lincoln wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
gonewiththewind wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Won't be hard to be better than you lot.


C'mon, Arbiter, at least we haven't had super passive aggressive listserv emails yet. And we haven't gone ham over graduation tickets yet either. Try to smile once in a while please?


That's exactly my point! No listserv snark! No completely pointless drama!


The class of 2012 were listserv champions. I miss those guys. It all went downhill, really, after the then-fascist CLSA changed the listservs in 2011.


I'm sorry we're so bland. I'll try my best to drum up support for something about stolen cupcakes.

And no, the best email has to go to the one about the $2000/month apartment.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby hephaestus » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:12 am

MischiefMayhemSoap wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:That's exactly my point! No listserv snark! No completely pointless drama!


Nothing but polite complaints about 3L honorable mentions during finals and hillman hornbook jokes.

I think the best e-mail of the [past] year still goes to the whole "does anyone have a hammer or saw" e-mail from who turned out to be a civ pro TA.

I'm still wondering what that person was attempting to use those tools for.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby gonewiththewind » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:35 am

I'm still wondering if the $2000 apartment was real.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:44 am

gonewiththewind wrote:I'm still wondering if the $2000 apartment was real.


I do not recall this email.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby hephaestus » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:55 am

Arbiter213 wrote:
gonewiththewind wrote:I'm still wondering if the $2000 apartment was real.


I do not recall this email.

I believe it was someone that said that they were seeking an apartment in Ithaca for the summer and looking to pay 1500-2000 a month, while also stating that they had "eleventy-billion" extra graduation tickets.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:59 am

ImNoScar wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
gonewiththewind wrote:I'm still wondering if the $2000 apartment was real.


I do not recall this email.

I believe it was someone that said that they were seeking an apartment in Ithaca for the summer and looking to pay 1500-2000 a month, while also stating that they had "eleventy-billion" extra graduation tickets.


Yes this rings a bell now.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby gonewiththewind » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:18 am

Arbiter213 wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
gonewiththewind wrote:I'm still wondering if the $2000 apartment was real.


I do not recall this email.

I believe it was someone that said that they were seeking an apartment in Ithaca for the summer and looking to pay 1500-2000 a month, while also stating that they had "eleventy-billion" extra graduation tickets.


Yes this rings a bell now.


We also had the wonderful (limited) 1L response to the 3L superlatives thread.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:23 pm

gonewiththewind wrote:
We also had the wonderful (limited) 1L response to the 3L superlatives thread.


Yeah I meant superlatives not honorable mentions. The word escaped me there for a second.
I think the beauty of the hammer/saw e-mail was that it was completely serious, whereas the eleventy-billion e-mail was not.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby highopes337 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:10 pm

Just over a week away from departure... :D

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:26 pm

So did everyone do that mentor survey posted on the facebook page?

highopes337 wrote:Just over a week away from departure... :D

Congrats.

Did you check your Cmail today? It included something about registering bikes.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:35 pm

I'll be having a car in Ithaca but it will be parked by my apartment. There is a daily shuttle to/from the law school. There's no reason for me to register / get a pass for my car to park on campus, right? From what I saw parking was very limited and I don't plan on going that route.

Thoughts?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:00 pm

toothbrush wrote:I'll be having a car in Ithaca but it will be parked by my apartment. There is a daily shuttle to/from the law school. There's no reason for me to register / get a pass for my car to park on campus, right? From what I saw parking was very limited and I don't plan on going that route.

Thoughts?

I don't think it's worth it.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby highopes337 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:00 pm

Lavitz wrote:So did everyone do that mentor survey posted on the facebook page?

highopes337 wrote:Just over a week away from departure... :D

Congrats.

Did you check your Cmail today? It included something about registering bikes.


Thanks!
I still need to fill out the mentor survey form...

And yeah, I should probably register my bike, though I likely won't be using it for commuting.

Edit: submitted survey response!
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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:04 pm

I left the last field blank so I'm not sure how useful my survey will be.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby toothbrush » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:47 pm

Lavitz wrote:I left the last field blank so I'm not sure how useful my survey will be.

That's why I didn't fill mine out. Didn't feel like filling out a dating survey response much =X

Can any of the current students speak to the value of those pairings ?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:03 pm

toothbrush wrote:
Lavitz wrote:I left the last field blank so I'm not sure how useful my survey will be.

That's why I didn't fill mine out. Didn't feel like filling out a dating survey response much =X

Can any of the current students speak to the value of those pairings ?


Depends who you get.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby mths » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:25 pm

gonewiththewind wrote:
Lincoln wrote:
The class of 2012 were listserv champions. I miss those guys. It all went downhill, really, after the then-fascist CLSA changed the listservs in 2011.


I'm sorry we're so bland. I'll try my best to drum up support for something about stolen cupcakes.

And no, the best email has to go to the one about the $2000/month apartment.

Best listserv was mine.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby spiritniffler189 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:44 pm

toothbrush wrote:
Lavitz wrote:I left the last field blank so I'm not sure how useful my survey will be.

That's why I didn't fill mine out. Didn't feel like filling out a dating survey response much =X

Can any of the current students speak to the value of those pairings ?


My mentor was an incredible help last year (and still gives me advice, as I pick classes/prepare for interviews). We got paired together because we went to the same undergrad, nothing else in common but he really went out of his way to give me notes/outlines etc. I had pretty bad luck spring semester on a personal level, and he came through w/ non-school related things also. And we're not friends -- really just helps me out, and I say thanks and keep it moving. But I also know people who met their mentor once in the beginning of the year. Just got lucky.

If you're in certain student groups, you'll get paired w/ a mentor through the org as well. And your lawyering TA's are usually v. helpful as well (I went to all of mine w/ various questions throughout the school year). So you'll definitely get guidance from someone if you want it.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby LFH_intheflesh » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:58 pm

my mentor spotted my bench at noyes a couple of times and helped me avoid at least one roll of shame so theres that

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:42 am

It depends on who you get, but you also have to put in the effort to reach out to them. My mentor was great to have and very helpful when I asked questions, but it's not like busy law students would go out of their way to check up on you.

Assigned mentors for other student groups really didn't mean much, at least for me. 2L/3L friends you pick up on your own are probably the most helpful. If you join groups you're interested in you might see the same people over and over again (as people active in stuff tend to be active in...other stuff too), so that can be valuable. Not just "diversity" groups for women and Asians and stuff but whatever sounds interesting to you (ADR and mock trial actually involve *doing* things and thus can take time if you are active in them), and chapters of national organizations like ACS and Fed Soc, etc.

While I'm at it, let me do a little speech about student clubs. You will hear that becoming "1L reps" of these clubs is practically useless. Yes and no. Yes, useless, because your jobs will be determined more by your GPA& interviewing skills than anything else. But at the same time, I found being involved in these clubs (the key is a lot of involvement with one or two, not mere membership in all of them) useful for several things. First, it was something to talk about when applying to 1L summer jobs, which you will be talking about to get your 2L summer jobs. Especially if you plan on starting applying to these things before your fall grades come out, membership/active involvement with student groups help because there literally isn't anything else regarding your law school career thus far. Second, some clubs limit voting for board positions (this happens in spring) to those who were already on the board in the fall. So it can be hard to *later* choose to get involved in clubs if you weren't already on the board as a 1L rep or something else.




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