rv11 wrote:What's the typical schedule for 1Ls (particularly on Fridays)? There is a weekend I already know I have to travel in the fall and am curious at what time it would be safe to book a flight.
Also, do you feel that living off-campus alone as a 1L can be difficult socially?
Finally, how would you describe the difficulty of obtaining a NYC SA as a 1L and 2L?
Thanks in advance!
schedule for 1Ls varies by section; but you will have friday classes...id assume prob done by 3 ish on fridays generally? but once again, section dependent (tho i dont know of a section w/o friday classes 1L yr...2Ls and 3Ls often opt for none but thats later on). classes do generally end before 5 though 1L first semester. some may be unlucky and get 8 am classes (my section never really did
off campus but close to the law school not that difficult socially. you'll miss out on some things, but i mean you could just hang around the campus. if you mean really far, like not walkable off campus...that may be more annoying of a commute. i lived 20min off; i could have attended a lot of the social events, and i did attend some, but sometimes i just wasnt in the mood to go up 20 min, then down 20 min late at night (im also pretty boring though lol).
NYC SA as 2L prob pretty doable. i mean, i heard last yr's OCI (data not out) was much better than 2009's, and 2009 2Ls who accepted OCI offers were like 75%+? so id imagine at least 80%+ last yr, with each yr getting better. most 2L SAs are obviously in NYC. for 1L yr, doable but not super easy (i do know of a number of 1Ls with V5, V10 1L SAs) -- no idea on the stats for 1L NYC SA...but difficulty is more a product of firms just plain not hiring 1L SAs than HLS students not being able to get them.