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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby Chicklets » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:49 pm

Thank you!

Do you know where most married students choose to live? And if it's not in University housing, when is the right time to start looking? Someone suggested using an agent (but maybe that was the agents suggestion, LOL).

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby scribelaw » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:05 pm

What are the rooms like in Lenfest and Lionsgate? Can't find any pictures on the CLS Web site.

Also, what are your fellow 1Ls like? You sometimes hear (maybe unfairly, I don't know) that CLS might be a little stuffy compared to, say, NYU.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby Tofu » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:26 pm

scribelaw wrote:What are the rooms like in Lenfest and Lionsgate? Can't find any pictures on the CLS Web site.


+1

Also, what do you think would be the pros and cons (other than the price) of living in a studio or an apartment there?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby rx3r » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:30 pm

scribelaw wrote:What are the rooms like in Lenfest and Lionsgate? Can't find any pictures on the CLS Web site.

Also, what are your fellow 1Ls like? You sometimes hear (maybe unfairly, I don't know) that CLS might be a little stuffy compared to, say, NYU.


Here's the floorplan for Lenfest, if it helps.
http://www2.law.columbia.edu/lenfest/htmls/layout.shtml

Question for Frank: In your opinion, is the extra cost of living in a single/studio worth it or do students have sufficient privacy & a lack of crazy apartment-mates in the apartment shares?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby CG614 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:49 pm

How is the On Campus Interview process for 1Ls? Heard of any 1Ls get an SAs? What is the surrounding area like? Is there much to do on the upper west side, or do you have to head to midtown or lower? Thanks for taking questions!

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Postby huckabees » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:56 pm

Frank wrote:I'll stick around a bit to take questions. It's been a long time since posting on this site, but it was helpful for applying. I must admit, though, it gives a shockingly positive view of the economic outlook (or, simply ignores it). It is not a good time for jobs (and, yes, I know that is scary, but it is the absolute truth, even at CLS).


Thanks for doing this thread. So what is the economic outlook from your perspective? Would you say top 2/3 is good for biglaw?

Also, if we are looking for non-UAH housing that is near the campus, which areas tend to be safer/more quiet? (E.g., 90th - 125th street, between Riverside and Amsterdam, etc.) And what would be a minimum price range for a studio or 1 BR in those areas? I am not familiar with the UWS housing market at all.

Alternatively, would you say that doing a 30 min-hour commute twice a day would be doable, or would that be too hectic and make it difficult to bond with classmates/study groups?

Thanks!

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby Nibs » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:33 am

Do you know anything about Union Theological Seminary?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby CG614 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:45 am

Frank wrote:
CG614 wrote:How is the On Campus Interview process for 1Ls? Heard of any 1Ls get an SAs? What is the surrounding area like? Is there much to do on the upper west side, or do you have to head to midtown or lower? Thanks for taking questions!


1. How is the On Campus Interview process for 1Ls? Have not done it yet. It happens the summer after your first year (August). We will be getting training on it very soon

2. Heard of any 1Ls get an SAs? Indeed, I have. Before this economy, it used to be much more common. Nowadays, not so much. But, diversity programs are still strong, and some non-diversity programs are still happening. Some 1Ls have SA jobs, yes. But, most firms have cut back on these drastically, and a ton have no 1L program, nowadays. Even before this economy, it was very hard to get a 1L SA, just to give you perspective.

3. What is the surrounding area like? Very nice. The subway isn't too far, and there are some bars/restaurants nearby. Everything is within walking distance, and you can walk down to Harlem, too, if you'd like. Nothing is too far. It's a city.

4. Is there much to do on the upper west side, or do you have to head to midtown or lower? Totally stuff to do around Columbia. Do not worry about it. You can go midtown or lower, of course, if you want, but there is plenty to do around Columbia--bars, restaurants, etc. It is jsut enough to be entertained while not being a nuissance.


How do 1Ls find out about summer opportunities? Does Columbia have a program for them? Is it just searching on your own? Also, the diversity programs, how would one find more information on them? Do you know of any people who had significant work experience before school and has that help with jobs? Thanks again!

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby $1.99 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:29 pm

i heard that that the ladies at columbia are more beautiful compared to other ivy leagues. is this true?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby Frank » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:00 am

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby Z3RO » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:19 am

Thank you for starting this thread and keeping with it.

What is the workload seriously like? I'm sure lots of people are trying to choose between Chi and Columbia. I know that you don't know exactly what it's like at Chicago, but can you give an indication on about how brutal the 1L curve is?

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