NYU 2Ls taking questions

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby zworykin » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:05 am

I think I wore jeans one day and khaki slacks the other, with a t-shirt both days. Nobody worth caring about will care what you're wearing.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby bettinax » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:00 am

Hey guys, thanks so much for answering questions.

I'm pretty much deciding between NYU and U of Toronto. Since I'm Canadian, UofT would be much cheaper for me, but I get the feeling that NYU would be better for international law. It'll all come down to whether or not I'll be able to afford NYU. Did you find that the financial aid provided was adequate? Did you receive any bursaries? How much financial aid can I reasonably expect to receive considering that only one of my parents is employed, making around 70k a year? I won't be eligible for government loans since I'm an international student. Any insight is much appreciated!

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Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:34 am

bettinax wrote:Hey guys, thanks so much for answering questions.

I'm pretty much deciding between NYU and U of Toronto. Since I'm Canadian, UofT would be much cheaper for me, but I get the feeling that NYU would be better for international law. It'll all come down to whether or not I'll be able to afford NYU. Did you find that the financial aid provided was adequate? Did you receive any bursaries? How much financial aid can I reasonably expect to receive considering that only one of my parents is employed, making around 70k a year? I won't be eligible for government loans since I'm an international student. Any insight is much appreciated!

It's really gonna depend primarily on merit. Need-based aid is secondary to merit-based.

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Postby zebra6777 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:42 pm

Awesome, thanks very much for the attire suggestions!

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby mindarmed » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:11 pm

Hey all I'm planning on doing the self guided tour at some point this semester. Any cool stuff to check out?

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Postby h_jane_w » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:17 pm

armedwithamind wrote:Hey all I'm planning on doing the self guided tour at some point this semester. Any cool stuff to check out?


The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop.
Cafe Habana.
Other Music Record Store.

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Postby ph5354a » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:24 pm

I've never been here, but I am SO excited to go to this place.

http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/sandwichshop

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby KingFish » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:00 am

Did anyone attend the Los Angeles admitted students/alumni reception last year? I plan on going to ASW but this event sounds kinda cool.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby scifiguy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:21 am

Could I get by on $20K or less in NYC for COL?

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Postby thsmthcrmnl » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:36 am

scifiguy wrote:Could I get by on $20K or less in NYC for COL?


Yes. Might suck in certain respects, but yes.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:40 am

scifiguy wrote:Could I get by on $20K or less in NYC for COL?

yes if you're on NYU's budget for housing or find something off-campus at or below that price

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Swimp » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:44 am

Do any current students have thoughts about the relatively new pro bono requirement for prospective bar-takers in NY? Do the 50 hours feel onerous? Does the school help students plan to meet the quota? How many hours does your average semester-long clinic net you?

Thanks.

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Postby thsmthcrmnl » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:24 pm

Swimp wrote:Do any current students have thoughts about the relatively new pro bono requirement for prospective bar-takers in NY? Do the 50 hours feel onerous? Does the school help students plan to meet the quota? How many hours does your average semester-long clinic net you?

Thanks.


Pro bono work at 1L summer jobs counts, and since basically everyone works at a non-profit after 1L, the new requirement is basically irrelevant.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:00 pm

Swimp wrote:Do any current students have thoughts about the relatively new pro bono requirement for prospective bar-takers in NY? Do the 50 hours feel onerous? Does the school help students plan to meet the quota? How many hours does your average semester-long clinic net you?

Thanks.

not an issue at all. If you end up getting a non/public interest job in the first summer, just join a group during 2L and 3L and you'll hit it pretty easily.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby spaceman82 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:19 pm

forza wrote:3L here, totally maxing and relaxing. Happy to jump in and answer any law firm-related or clerkship questions.

Happy holidays!


Do you happen to know how the PI kids from your class are doing in terms of lining up positions for after graduation? Do most seem optimistic about their prospects?

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Postby estamosjuntos » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:56 am

spaceman82 wrote:
forza wrote:3L here, totally maxing and relaxing. Happy to jump in and answer any law firm-related or clerkship questions.

Happy holidays!


Do you happen to know how the PI kids from your class are doing in terms of lining up positions for after graduation? Do most seem optimistic about their prospects?


I'm interested in this as well. I know NYU Law has a PI-selection bent, which is great from a top law school. Specifically, what are some of the kinds of PI jobs that NYU Law grads that choose to go that route end up taking?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby twinkletoes16 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:57 pm

Can anyone recommend hotels for ASD? I've never been to NYC and am...overwhelmed...looking at everything online.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:58 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:Can anyone recommend hotels for ASD? I've never been to NYC and am...overwhelmed...looking at everything online.

Queens - there's some stuff in Long Island City that's sub $100/night

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Postby izy223 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:40 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:Can anyone recommend hotels for ASD? I've never been to NYC and am...overwhelmed...looking at everything online.


newyorkcityluxaryhotels.com

its a website that looks shady (no prices etc) but it has all the wholesale prices and a price guarantee (ie commit now and price goes down and they will credit you). You tell them how much you want to spend and the date and if there is anything in that range your golden.

Only catch its of the nicer hotels in NYC so i think lowest is 200$

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby ph5354a » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:19 pm

Is anyone here familiar with Rapid Realty? A lot of apartments in BK that match my criteria are listed by them on Naked Apartments and their website seems to be legit. Has anyone worked with them before?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Swimp » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:56 pm

ph5354a wrote:Is anyone here familiar with Rapid Realty? A lot of apartments in BK that match my criteria are listed by them on Naked Apartments and their website seems to be legit. Has anyone worked with them before?


http://www.yelp.com/biz/rapid-realty-brooklyn

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby ph5354a » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:57 pm

Swimp wrote:
ph5354a wrote:Is anyone here familiar with Rapid Realty? A lot of apartments in BK that match my criteria are listed by them on Naked Apartments and their website seems to be legit. Has anyone worked with them before?


http://www.yelp.com/biz/rapid-realty-brooklyn

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Thanks.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Swimp » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:03 pm

ph5354a wrote:
Swimp wrote:
ph5354a wrote:Is anyone here familiar with Rapid Realty? A lot of apartments in BK that match my criteria are listed by them on Naked Apartments and their website seems to be legit. Has anyone worked with them before?


http://www.yelp.com/biz/rapid-realty-brooklyn

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Thanks.


Sure. Though, to be fair, rental brokers in NYC are pretty much all sub-moronic criminals, so Rapid might not be too bad, relatively speaking.

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Postby dixiecupdrinking » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:53 pm

Swimp wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
Swimp wrote:
ph5354a wrote:Is anyone here familiar with Rapid Realty? A lot of apartments in BK that match my criteria are listed by them on Naked Apartments and their website seems to be legit. Has anyone worked with them before?


http://www.yelp.com/biz/rapid-realty-brooklyn

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Thanks.


Sure. Though, to be fair, rental brokers in NYC are pretty much all sub-moronic criminals, so Rapid might not be too bad, relatively speaking.

I've known a lot of people who've used Rapid. The stories have been varied. They're definitely not a completely fly by night enterprise or anything but it does seem like a pretty shitty, high-volume/low-quality kind of agency. I wouldn't avoid them completely but also would take anything they say with a grain of salt and don't give them any money until you've put pen to paper and got keys in hand.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:45 pm

If you need a broker, go through Corcoran. You won't love it but you won't get screwed. Citihabitats blows and I think trying anything non-mainstream is generally a bad idea if your not from the city/have prior experience.




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