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12262010
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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby 12262010 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:27 pm

Lem37 wrote:
booyakasha wrote:
Lem37 wrote:
booyakasha wrote:we all are, don't worry. you'll meet tons of people during orientation and in legal methods.


Almost every night of Orientation involves some sort of bar/drinking event. I never went to the UN visit/scavenger hunt (it's 90+ degrees out in New York City this summer, the last thing I want to be doing is hauling my ass around), but met hundreds of my future friends and classmates at places like the Pourhouse and O'Connell's.*


* You will eventually come to realize that these places suck, but as part of your hazing, you're on your own to find the cool bars in Morningside.


Hazing already? I approve. At least tell them to go to HH at the Heights for 4 dollar lethal margaritas and food with arbitrary carrots.

I also recommend the fishbowl at Pour House.


THE HEIGHTS IS NOT COOL. I don't care how many times you and I go there each week.


your lies can't stop the proliferation of noobs.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby deneuve39 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:43 pm

Lem37 wrote:
hoopsguy6 wrote:Anybody care to share info about the 400 block 115th Street apartments?

Are there elevators, ac, laundry rooms, etc?


There are elevators. Not sure about laundry, but there's no central AC. Honestly, I think only Lenfest (maybe Lionsgate) has central AC - it's definitely a luxury in New York City. Bring a unit.


There are elevators and laundry in the basement. You'll get a card thing to put money on to use the washers and dryers from your super when you move in. No central AC but you can get a window unit from Clinton's (the super will recommend this to you) and I think it was around $150 for the unit and $50 for installation. And I HIGHLY recommend it.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby deneuve39 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:46 pm

remz wrote:When do we get our class schedules? And what does a typical class schedule look like after our 2 pass/fail classes are over in mid-September?


Last year we got them on August 14th. 2 pass/fail? You mean LPW and Legal Methods? LPW lasts into November. But after LM is over, you'll generally have classes from 10:40-12 3 times a week, and 2 afternoon classes. Or you could have 2 in the morning and one in the afternoon. There aren't classes scheduled between 12 and 1, and LPW meets at super difft times (including some sections on Friday morning and some in the evening).

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby remz » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:18 pm

deneuve39 wrote:
remz wrote:When do we get our class schedules? And what does a typical class schedule look like after our 2 pass/fail classes are over in mid-September?


Last year we got them on August 14th. 2 pass/fail? You mean LPW and Legal Methods? LPW lasts into November. But after LM is over, you'll generally have classes from 10:40-12 3 times a week, and 2 afternoon classes. Or you could have 2 in the morning and one in the afternoon. There aren't classes scheduled between 12 and 1, and LPW meets at super difft times (including some sections on Friday morning and some in the evening).


Thanks!

How likely are we to have Friday classes our first semester? If we do, are they usually later in the day? Also, when can we expect our loans to be disbursed and refunded so we can pay for books, rent, etc?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby swc65 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:57 pm

remz wrote:
deneuve39 wrote:
remz wrote:When do we get our class schedules? And what does a typical class schedule look like after our 2 pass/fail classes are over in mid-September?


Last year we got them on August 14th. 2 pass/fail? You mean LPW and Legal Methods? LPW lasts into November. But after LM is over, you'll generally have classes from 10:40-12 3 times a week, and 2 afternoon classes. Or you could have 2 in the morning and one in the afternoon. There aren't classes scheduled between 12 and 1, and LPW meets at super difft times (including some sections on Friday morning and some in the evening).


Thanks!

How likely are we to have Friday classes our first semester? If we do, are they usually later in the day? Also, when can we expect our loans to be disbursed and refunded so we can pay for books, rent, etc?



I have never had Friday classes. i really hope I don't break that trend now! And a CLS student earlier in this thread that loans are dispersed around Aug 19th and deposited a few days later.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby 12262010 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:25 am

remz wrote:
deneuve39 wrote:
remz wrote:When do we get our class schedules? And what does a typical class schedule look like after our 2 pass/fail classes are over in mid-September?


Last year we got them on August 14th. 2 pass/fail? You mean LPW and Legal Methods? LPW lasts into November. But after LM is over, you'll generally have classes from 10:40-12 3 times a week, and 2 afternoon classes. Or you could have 2 in the morning and one in the afternoon. There aren't classes scheduled between 12 and 1, and LPW meets at super difft times (including some sections on Friday morning and some in the evening).


Thanks!

How likely are we to have Friday classes our first semester? If we do, are they usually later in the day? Also, when can we expect our loans to be disbursed and refunded so we can pay for books, rent, etc?


You only chance of having a Friday class is if your legal research and writing section meets on Friday and the professor is unable to/refuses to move the class to another date. The time of day varies depending on the section. Most people didn't have Friday class, though.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby acadec » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:19 am

Here's a really broad question I hope you won't mind answering: what's unique about Columbia? What kind of programs and practices does the school have that helps distinguish it from peer schools like NYU or Chicago, or even Harvard?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby sophie316 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:32 am

Not a CLS student but does anyone have recs for good apt brokers for morningside? trying to move up there and apt hunting suckz.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby roranoa » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:16 am

How many hours do you think a 1L student spends for studying and for socializing? (months preceding exam week)
(also provided that the student in question is aiming for at least top 20%)

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Qs

Postby somewhatwayward » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:56 am

swc65 wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:does anyone who's around this week wanna meet up for a drink or pizza or something?

I am on campus. I have been for almost a week too!


cool, anyone else wanna join?

eta:
But after LM is over, you'll generally have classes from 10:40-12 3 times a week, and 2 afternoon classes. Or you could have 2 in the morning and one in the afternoon.


wait, really? is that two afternoon classes every day or just three times a week? how many total hours each week? too bad there aren't more morning classes. i am definitely a morning person.

also, what is the approximate schedule for legal methods?




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