Cornell Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)
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Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:33 pm

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Academic Calendar
Class Schedule

Admitted Students Page

Facebook Group

Financial Aid
  • Deadline to submit forms: March 14, 2014.
  • To apply for merit-based aid, need-based aid, and federal loans, you must submit the Financial Aid Information Sheet available on this page in January.
  • To be eligible to receive federal loans, you must submit the FAFSA and a copy of your 2013 tax returns.
  • To be eligible for need-based aid, you must also submit the Need Access report and submit a copy of your parents' tax returns.
  • FAFSA and Need Access will be available January 1st.

Admitted Students Weekend and Deposit Deadline Information:

To Do List
  • If you have not yet received your NetID, you may login using your e-mail address in order to track your progress.
  • Deadlines are not strict, but your health forms should be processed by August 9th or else you may be charge a $100 fine
  • For the health forms, the physical is not required.
  • If you do not submit a photo for your student ID, one will be taken at orientation.
  • After receiving your NetID, you may find your Cornell ID # and activate your Cornell e-mail here. (E-mail login located here.)
  • Can sign up for gym membership.
  • All students must submit undergraduate transcripts and the dean's certification directly to the law school before matriculating.
  • Deadline to waive student health insurance plan is September 30th.

CLSA Portal
  • Links to pretty much everything: Blackboard, Practice Exams, Symplicity, etc.

Myronslist
  • Cornell Law version of craigslist. Buy/sell books, used items, graduation tickets, sublets, etc.

Off-Campus Housing


Hughes Hall
  • 2-6 people per suite.
  • Fill out application online in the housing portal.
  • Furnishings provided.
  • For laundry, you may add money to your ID card here.
  • Can ship belongings to your dorm in advance with Big Red Shipping.
  • Move-in begins 9AM the Saturday before Orientation.
  • May move in earlier if invited to AOP.


Academic Orientation Program
  • In mid-July, most students who submitted a diversity statement with their application will be invited to attend AOP.
  • If you would like to attend but did not receive an e-mail, you can try contacting admissions and telling them you wrote a diversity statement but didn't get invited to AOP. Or you can contact Sheri Johnson directly.
  • Begins Monday, August 19th. Involves week-long mock class; establishes welcoming environment.
  • Historical justification


Merchandise
  • Bear Necessities has a limited selection of law school apparel.
  • The Cornell Store has one law school t-shirt and--of course--plenty of generic Cornell merchandise.
  • For good deals on used textbooks, check out Kraftees.
  • Note: if you wait until a few days before orientation, your cmail account will be flooded with e-mails from current students offering to sell you their used books and supplements at very low prices.


Dining


Traveling
  • Cornell travel links (LinkRemoved).
  • Some tourist website. Has list of hotels. If you're flying into the Tompkins regional airport, you will probably want to book a hotel with free shuttle service to and from the airport.
  • Campus to Campus bus service provides transport to and from NYC for $165 round-trip.
  • Shortline and Greyhound (LinkRemoved) are less luxurious, but cheaper.
  • For getting around Ithaca, TCAT bus is free for all new-to-Cornell students for the first year.
  • Ithaca also has a Carshare program (LinkRemoved) you may wish to use in lieu of bringing your own car.
  • Cornell commuting webpage.
  • Ithaca Dispatch (taxi service).


Questions?
  • You can ask current students in the taking questions thread.
  • You can read evaluations of professors on clsevals. Not affiliated with Cornell Law School or Cornell Law Students Association.


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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby jasonredranger » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:53 pm

Reporting in, wut wut

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Vincent » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:13 pm

Your thread is pretty. I wish I had the skills to create a similar banner.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby fwang » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:44 pm

ED accepted today!! Excited :)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby jasonredranger » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:33 pm

Hey Lavitz, do you have any idea when a Facebook group for the 2017 class will be made? Is that a school initiative or do admitted students end up making it?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:59 pm

fwang wrote:ED accepted today!! Excited :)

Congrats!

jasonredranger wrote:Hey Lavitz, do you have any idea when a Facebook group for the 2017 class will be made? Is that a school initiative or do admitted students end up making it?

The admissions office will take care of it.

I know I didn't find out about it until February, but it was made a bit earlier. Not sure when to expect it, but probably by January.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:07 pm

I haven't been admitted here (*yet, hopefully), but Lavitz, did you say you had a collection of beautiful Cornell pictures somewhere?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:37 pm

wtrc wrote:I haven't been admitted here (*yet, hopefully), but Lavitz, did you say you had a collection of beautiful Cornell pictures somewhere?

I don't remember saying that. :lol:
But yes, I did post some in the applicants thread and in last year's class thread.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby snapdragon25 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:51 pm

checking in

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby jasonredranger » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:15 am

let's get a discussion going!...

like how sad Southern California transplants will be come winter. Has anyone visited the campus yet? I'm heading there at the end of January for a first-time look.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby King Cayuga » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:24 am

jasonredranger wrote:let's get a discussion going!...

like how sad Southern California transplants will be come winter. Has anyone visited the campus yet? I'm heading there at the end of January for a first-time look.


As an undergrad here I can say you'll probably love the campus. The gorges are unique and spectacular and the view from the top of the hill in any direction is great.

The weather will probably be a brutal shock, so I suggest dressing warmly.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby fwang » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:36 am

I went to undergrad in Rochester, NY - I am excited for real snow again, but still adjusting to the thought of three years back into the cold...

I visited the campus in September and it was nice - I loved the waterfalls nearby at Taughannock Falls State Park.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:36 pm

jasonredranger wrote:let's get a discussion going!...

like how sad Southern California transplants will be come winter. Has anyone visited the campus yet? I'm heading there at the end of January for a first-time look.

PM me if you need a tour of Hughes or something, since they normally only offer that during ASW.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby MidnightinParis » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:24 pm

Excited to be here! Wondering about financial aid, though...[Haha oops my brain totally switched around the dates! Looks like it's still fried from writing all those applications]
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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby linkx13 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:46 pm

Can anyone tell me anything about the prosecution clinic?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:30 pm

MidnightinParis wrote:Excited to be here! Wondering about financial aid, though- the website states that most aid packages are not sent out until March, but the first seat deposit is due in April. Is that correct? Is that the norm? I assumed schools would tell us about aid before we committed.

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... ts_faq.cfm

That's right. You'll get your financial aid info in March or early April, which is before you have to commit in late April.

linkx13 wrote:Can anyone tell me anything about the prosecution clinic?

Beyond my knowledge as a 1L, and I haven't talked about it with any 2Ls or 3Ls, so I don't know who's taken it. You'll probably have better luck finding someone who knows about it if you ask in this thread.

All I can say is that from looking at the Fall schedule, it seems the classroom and courtroom components are each 2 hours per week. Then presumably there's outside work involved to prepare for court.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby linkx13 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:48 pm

Lavitz wrote:
MidnightinParis wrote:Excited to be here! Wondering about financial aid, though- the website states that most aid packages are not sent out until March, but the first seat deposit is due in April. Is that correct? Is that the norm? I assumed schools would tell us about aid before we committed.

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... ts_faq.cfm

That's right. You'll get your financial aid info in March or early April, which is before you have to commit in late April.

linkx13 wrote:Can anyone tell me anything about the prosecution clinic?

Beyond my knowledge as a 1L, and I haven't talked about it with any 2Ls or 3Ls, so I don't know who's taken it. You'll probably have better luck finding someone who knows about it if you ask in this thread.

All I can say is that from looking at the Fall schedule, it seems the classroom and courtroom components are each 2 hours per week. Then presumably there's outside work involved to prepare for court.


Thanks will do

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:49 pm

I don't know if they sent out an e-mail about ASW yet, but the dates are March 7th and April 11th. There will also be options to stay with current students, which they didn't do last year.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:52 pm

Added admitted students page to OP.

RSVP and travel subsidy forms for ASW should be on the status checker.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby BPLawl » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:09 pm

^^That awkward moment when half the posts in Class of 2017 are by a 1L.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:12 pm

BPLawl wrote:^^That awkward moment when half the posts in Class of 2017 are by a 1L.

Shouldn't you be paying attention in this class?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017

Postby Lavitz » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:28 pm

vicpin5190 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:Added admitted students page to OP.

RSVP and travel subsidy forms for ASW should be on the status checker.


How long do you think it'll take for these to be updated on the status checker? I'm leaning toward the March 7th ASW but as mentioned previously, I'm in quite a financial pinch right now.

They're not up yet? That happened last year too; I had to ask in the applicants thread and someone posted the link to the forms.

So I just went back to find that post, followed the link and found the forms for this year. Here you go:

RSVP

Travel Subsidy

As a side note:
March 7:
Join us for a casino night from 6-9pm where you will be able to enjoy food and drinks while playing some blackjack and other casino games for your chance to win one of three prizes! Current students will be attending and buses will provide transportation, though some parking will be available.

April 11:
During the second ASD, Cornell will be hosting our annual Diversity Weekend Celebration. After an evening reception from 5-7pm with drinks and appetizers, join our current students for a dance party at a local Collegetown establishment where there will be dancing until 1am!

They'd better invite me to this casino night and dance party. 8)




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