Columbia Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

When will you be moving in / to NYC?

Already in the city / before end of June
3
6%
Early or mid-July
1
2%
End of July
5
10%
August 1~4
7
14%
August 5~8
12
24%
August 9~12
12
24%
August 13~15
6
12%
After August 15, because IDGAF
3
6%
 
Total votes: 49

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Sat May 03, 2014 9:58 pm

EquallyWrong wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:that omelette station during ASW will be the last time we ever get free food from Columbia.

going to have to ask who your source was for this.


Just an educated guess since they've already won us over.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Balthy » Sat May 03, 2014 10:06 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:
EquallyWrong wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:that omelette station during ASW will be the last time we ever get free food from Columbia.

going to have to ask who your source was for this.


Just an educated guess since they've already won us over.


From other threads it seems you can find free lunch pretty much every weekday for all three years.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Sat May 03, 2014 10:12 pm

Balthy wrote:From other threads it seems you can find free lunch pretty much every weekday for all three years.

insider info: look for the "non-pizza" lunches.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Loubies » Sat May 03, 2014 10:15 pm

Any idea how to get an unfurnished apartment in Lionsgate?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Sat May 03, 2014 11:33 pm

I actually can't wait to sign up as a 1L helper at the next asw just to get the wine and crepes.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Sun May 04, 2014 12:43 pm

Does anyone else plan on getting the meal plan?

http://dining.columbia.edu/dining-plan-comparison

I like cafeteria food, but it would kinda suck to be the only law school student there. I don't want to eat alone. :oops: haha
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby pseu » Sun May 04, 2014 2:28 pm

Anyone know why on the housing app, under "Housing Type / Max Rent", there is no option for one bedroom? I am seeing only studio and share, but I listed places with one bedroom options in my preference list.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Sun May 04, 2014 4:48 pm

pseu wrote:Anyone know why on the housing app, under "Housing Type / Max Rent", there is no option for one bedroom? I am seeing only studio and share, but I listed places with one bedroom options in my preference list.


It seems that one bedrooms are mostly limited in availability to couples housing, so if you put down that you're looking for single housing, it doesn't show up as an option. Apparently some years they do have a couple of one-bedrooms left over for single people, though, so I'm not sure how distributing those works... I assume they would just give them to people with high Max Rent listed for studios, although I'm just guessing here.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby pseu » Sun May 04, 2014 4:54 pm

tlsapp2017 wrote:
pseu wrote:Anyone know why on the housing app, under "Housing Type / Max Rent", there is no option for one bedroom? I am seeing only studio and share, but I listed places with one bedroom options in my preference list.


It seems that one bedrooms are mostly limited in availability to couples housing, so if you put down that you're looking for single housing, it doesn't show up as an option. Apparently some years they do have a couple of one-bedrooms left over for single people, though, so I'm not sure how distributing those works... I assume they would just give them to people with high Max Rent listed for studios, although I'm just guessing here.


good to know, thanks!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Balthy » Sun May 04, 2014 5:27 pm

papercut wrote:Does anyone else plan on getting the meal plan?

http://dining.columbia.edu/dining-plan-comparison

I like cafeteria food, but it would kinda suck to be the only law school student there. I don't want to eat alone. :oops: haha


Do you know if students are allowed to just pay for a meal without getting a meal plan? I have commitment issues.

Also it still comes out to $11-12/meal with a plan, right? It was $6-7 at my undergrad.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Sun May 04, 2014 5:30 pm

Balthy wrote:
papercut wrote:Does anyone else plan on getting the meal plan?

http://dining.columbia.edu/dining-plan-comparison

I like cafeteria food, but it would kinda suck to be the only law school student there. I don't want to eat alone. :oops: haha


Do you know if students are allowed to just pay for a meal without getting a meal plan? I have commitment issues.

Also it still comes out to $11-12/meal with a plan, right? It was $6-7 at my undergrad.


I did the math a few weeks ago and I think it came out to 7$ per meal if you get Plan A (14 meals per week plan + some others). 7/meal seems reasonable to me.

I think you can pay as you go with the "flex" plan: http://dining.columbia.edu/about-flex

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jbagelboy » Sun May 04, 2014 7:31 pm

papercut wrote:
Balthy wrote:
papercut wrote:Does anyone else plan on getting the meal plan?

http://dining.columbia.edu/dining-plan-comparison

I like cafeteria food, but it would kinda suck to be the only law school student there. I don't want to eat alone. :oops: haha


Do you know if students are allowed to just pay for a meal without getting a meal plan? I have commitment issues.

Also it still comes out to $11-12/meal with a plan, right? It was $6-7 at my undergrad.


I did the math a few weeks ago and I think it came out to 7$ per meal if you get Plan A (14 meals per week plan + some others). 7/meal seems reasonable to me.

I think you can pay as you go with the "flex" plan: http://dining.columbia.edu/about-flex


I don't know anyone who does this. Honestly I wouldn't recommend it: there's so much free food at the law school already (every week day lunch, most nights). I don't see how a meal plan would be efficient in law school at all, and even if your k-jd it's not that hard to seamless or cook.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Sun May 04, 2014 10:22 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
I don't know anyone who does this. Honestly I wouldn't recommend it: there's so much free food at the law school already (every week day lunch, most nights). I don't see how a meal plan would be efficient in law school at all, and even if your k-jd it's not that hard to seamless or cook.


Ugh Seamless + Loans will be the death of me.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Mon May 05, 2014 9:52 am

mylifeis24 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
I don't know anyone who does this. Honestly I wouldn't recommend it: there's so much free food at the law school already (every week day lunch, most nights). I don't see how a meal plan would be efficient in law school at all, and even if your k-jd it's not that hard to seamless or cook.


Ugh Seamless + Loans will be the death of me.


Thanks for the replies. I really appreciate all the input from current students. :)

I can cook, and often I like cooking, I just hate doing dishes and how much time the whole process takes from shopping to cleaning up. I end up eating out a ton and throwing out a bunch of food I never get around to cooking.

From what I can tell by tracking my expense with Mint, the meal plan should work well for me money wise.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Mon May 05, 2014 10:08 am

papercut wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
I don't know anyone who does this. Honestly I wouldn't recommend it: there's so much free food at the law school already (every week day lunch, most nights). I don't see how a meal plan would be efficient in law school at all, and even if your k-jd it's not that hard to seamless or cook.


Ugh Seamless + Loans will be the death of me.


Thanks for the replies. I really appreciate all the input from current students. :)

I can cook, and often I like cooking, I just hate doing dishes and how much time the whole process takes from shopping to cleaning up. I end up eating out a ton and throwing out a bunch of food I never get around to cooking.

From what I can tell by tracking my expense with Mint, the meal plan should work well for me money wise.


That's all that matters then. Thanks for posting that. I didn't even know we could use a meal plan even if we wanted too.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Mon May 05, 2014 10:11 am

I feel like now is the time to brush up on cooking skills. Compared to when you're working, I feel like law school will provide more chances than you will likely ever have again until retirement. Given how much free time you will likely have. :lol:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 05, 2014 1:27 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:
Now that we've deposited, they no longer need to court us. Just like that omelette station during ASW will be the last time we ever get free food from Columbia.


lol no, you'll be getting so much free food over the next three years, you'll have to step up your gym time to not gain a law school 15. Orientation and the law firm recruiting season are particularly lucrative, but there's basically free food available at some event (and usually many) every day of the week.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby pseu » Mon May 05, 2014 3:15 pm

A welcome email! Now I know for sure I actually have a spot in the class :lol:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Mon May 05, 2014 3:20 pm

pseu wrote:A welcome email! Now I know for sure I actually have a spot in the class :lol:


Unless you forget to send in your transcripts and dean cert. :P But yeah the welcome email is nice.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Mon May 05, 2014 3:28 pm

Did anyone receive a firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu email address? I seem to remember reading that this would be the format somewhere (maybe on LawNet). I registered for LionMail and got an email address with my first middle and last initials followed by a random four digit number @columbia.edu.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Mon May 05, 2014 3:30 pm

buffalo_ wrote:Did anyone receive a firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu email address? I seem to remember reading that this would be the format somewhere (maybe on LawNet). I registered for LionMail and got an email address with my first middle and last initials followed by a random four digit number @columbia.edu.


No. I got a firstInitialLastInitial2222@columbia.edu

Can we change it to firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu?
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Mon May 05, 2014 3:34 pm

buffalo_ wrote:Did anyone receive a firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu email address? I seem to remember reading that this would be the format somewhere (maybe on LawNet). I registered for LionMail and got an email address with my first middle and last initials followed by a random four digit number @columbia.edu.


Source: http://web.law.columbia.edu/information ... -cbt/email

Incoming students receive a firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu address that automatically forwards to LionMail. There is no need to configure this address, the address is hardwired to send all mail to your LionMail. Students can lookup their full name email address in LawNet.



ETA: Ahh, I see my error. The firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu isn't actually your email address. Your uni@columbia.edu is, but if someone emails you at firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu it sounds like it will automatically forward to your LionMail account.

Lesson Summary
• Students must activate their email accounts
• Your email account is your-uni@columbia.edu
• Students can sign into LionMail by visiting lionmail.columbia.edu
• Incoming students receive a firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu that automatically forwards to LionMail.
Firstname.Lastname@law.columbia.edu expire on July 31st of the year you graduate
• LionMail accounts and addresses lasts forever as lifelong alumni email
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Humbert Humbert » Mon May 05, 2014 3:37 pm

buffalo_ wrote:Did anyone receive a firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu email address? I seem to remember reading that this would be the format somewhere (maybe on LawNet). I registered for LionMail and got an email address with my first middle and last initials followed by a random four digit number @columbia.edu.

Mine is:

first initial dot middle initial dot last initial (four numbers) @columbia dot edu

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Mon May 05, 2014 3:40 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:
buffalo_ wrote:Did anyone receive a firstname.lastname@law.columbia.edu email address? I seem to remember reading that this would be the format somewhere (maybe on LawNet). I registered for LionMail and got an email address with my first middle and last initials followed by a random four digit number @columbia.edu.

Mine is:

first initial dot middle initial dot last initial (four numbers) @columbia dot edu


I guess these might be different from the @law.columbia.edu emails.

I still can't setup LawNet. I get the "requested page not found" error.




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