NYU 1L Taking Questions

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Yeshia90 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:11 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:One week. Wow. I'm going a month and a had now.


I was ED. There wasn't much for them to worry about.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby StructuresAndForces » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:47 am

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby fivestarfolds » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:01 am

Another serious question:
What are some of the study habits of NYU students? Do most people attend class during the day and spend the whole evening reading? I know that there can be a variety of ways to prepare in law school and that different points of the semester require more work than others. I want to get a gauge for what an average student faces and how s/he deals with the workload.

Second, during those first two semesters, are we only being assessed on finals?

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby permapress » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:15 pm

going out on a limb here, but anybody going away for the summer and interested in subletting their place? i'm going to be in new york for an internship and am looking for somewhere between end of may and aug 1. pm me if you're interested or know anybody!

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Yeshia90 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:08 am

fivestarfolds wrote:Another serious question:
What are some of the study habits of NYU students? Do most people attend class during the day and spend the whole evening reading? I know that there can be a variety of ways to prepare in law school and that different points of the semester require more work than others. I want to get a gauge for what an average student faces and how s/he deals with the workload.

Second, during those first two semesters, are we only being assessed on finals?


1) I'm almost certainly in the bottom quartile in terms of time spent studying and by no means illustrative, but until the month before finals, I'd probably spend about 2, maybe 3 hours a day max (unless I was on call, thankfully I only had one teacher all of 1L year coldcall)--between classes, or, if I was done early, after class--doing the readings and jotting down basic notes instead of briefing every case. I either went out or relaxed almost every night. Plenty of times, I skipped the reading and just checked casebriefs.com before class so I wouldn't be completely lost. Granted, I'm exceptionally lazy, and this doesn't work for everyone, but I managed pretty solid grades--the teachers are pretty good with holding review sessions and releasing practice exams that give plenty of guidance in the last month or two of the semester. Honestly, within my group of friends--all of whom, I should note, got either biglaw jobs or good PI positions during 2L OCI--nobody was killing themselves during the regular season. Some people took better reading notes, and spent more time studying, but any given night, if there was something going on, they'd be able to hang out. Now, for a solid three weeks before finals, we were literally up every night until midnight or 1 AM in study rooms or our dorms cramming, but until then, it's not that bad, really.

Now, everybody I know who's on Law Review and destined for legal greatness worked a lot harder than I, or most of my friends, did. But if you're content kind of floating on through and getting a solid biglaw job, you really don't have to kill yourself.

2) Yep. Lawyering will have assignments due throughout the semester--letting up as finals draw near--but that's ungraded and nobody takes it all that seriously.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby StructuresAndForces » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:04 pm

Does anyone know much about couples housing options through NYU? What is the typical cost and availability of 1br apartments?

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Anciano » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:33 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
StructuresAndForces wrote:Does anyone know much about couples housing options through NYU? What is the typical cost and availability of 1br apartments?

And I'm still trying to figure out if they make you move out during the summer. My wife and I have been debating this option for a few months now.

I don't know about 1BR availability in general, but you can definitely stay in NYU housing over the summers.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Arboreal » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:13 pm

Hey, NYUsters!

For someone who has never lived in the Big Apple (and wants to), how important do you think it is to live in Manhattan during the first year at NYU (as opposed to the second or third year)?

Would the 1L workload make it more worthwhile/feasible to embrace the city living experience during 2L/3L? Or, conversely, do the demands of 1L make close proximity to campus all the more valuable? Or, converse to the converse, do the draws of NYC manifest as temptations that undo one's former productivity?

Also, can one get the NYC experience from Brooklyn?

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby ssteiner » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:05 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
StructuresAndForces wrote:Does anyone know much about couples housing options through NYU? What is the typical cost and availability of 1br apartments?

And I'm still trying to figure out if they make you move out during the summer. My wife and I have been debating this option for a few months now.


My gf and I live in couples housing (a large studio) in Mercer and are staying in our apartment during the summer and next year. We love it, but it's not exactly cheap- decent for the area, though.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby fivestarfolds » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:27 pm

ssteiner wrote:
My gf and I live in couples housing (a large studio) in Mercer and are staying in our apartment during the summer and next year. We love it, but it's not exactly cheap- decent for the area, though.

do you have your own kitchen and dishwasher?

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby ssteiner » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:30 am

fivestarfolds wrote:
ssteiner wrote:
My gf and I live in couples housing (a large studio) in Mercer and are staying in our apartment during the summer and next year. We love it, but it's not exactly cheap- decent for the area, though.

do you have your own kitchen and dishwasher?


We have our own kitchen, but there aren't any kitchens in Mercer that come with a dishwasher. I don't usually have a ton of dishes, though, so I've never minded the dishwasher thing.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby BuddyHoller » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:09 pm

Arboreal wrote:Hey, NYUsters!

For someone who has never lived in the Big Apple (and wants to), how important do you think it is to live in Manhattan during the first year at NYU (as opposed to the second or third year)?

Would the 1L workload make it more worthwhile/feasible to embrace the city living experience during 2L/3L? Or, conversely, do the demands of 1L make close proximity to campus all the more valuable? Or, converse to the converse, do the draws of NYC manifest as temptations that undo one's former productivity?

Also, can one get the NYC experience from Brooklyn?


0L here, NYU admit. I can only speak to your last question, but I have lived in Brooklyn for several years and have never felt shut out of the NYC experience. There are a few drawbacks (late nights waiting for the subway the most prominent) but I have loved it here.

I would also be interested in current students' answers to your earlier questions.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Princetonlaw68 » Thu May 01, 2014 8:01 pm

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri May 02, 2014 10:53 am

Mercer v. Dag for 1Ls?

Thanks!

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby ssteiner » Fri May 02, 2014 3:44 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:Mercer v. Dag for 1Ls?

Thanks!


Dag is cheaper and closer to school (literally across the street), but the apartments in Mercer are larger and much nicer/newer than Dag. I'd say it's probably 50-50 in terms of which building 1Ls live in.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby holly45 » Thu May 08, 2014 5:22 pm

I'm currently on the WL, do you think it would help if I got an alum friend to write a rec for me? I can't imagine it would say anything super substantial, probably just something about fit etc. I'd rather not bother him if it wouldn't make an impact.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby 03152016 » Thu May 08, 2014 8:16 pm

Where are the commuter lockers? Can anyone guesstimate how large they are? Thanks!

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu May 08, 2014 8:59 pm

Max324 wrote:Where are the commuter lockers? Can anyone guesstimate how large they are? Thanks!

:D are you shopping for decorations?

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

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fivestarfolds wrote:
Max324 wrote:Where are the commuter lockers? Can anyone guesstimate how large they are? Thanks!

:D are you shopping for decorations?

Hoping to fit my bike gear! I don't want to be known as the dude who carries a helmet and bike seat post to every class 8)

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby billythekid » Tue May 13, 2014 2:36 pm

Looking forward to starting NYU Law this fall. Just wanted to clarify with current students: Do matriculated law students have full access to the university's athletics facilities and eligibility for intramurals?

I tried to research this on the university webpage and am fairly confident that the answer is yes, but I wanted to make sure.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby kaiser » Tue May 13, 2014 2:59 pm

billythekid wrote:Looking forward to starting NYU Law this fall. Just wanted to clarify with current students: Do matriculated law students have full access to the university's athletics facilities and eligibility for intramurals?

I tried to research this on the university webpage and am fairly confident that the answer is yes, but I wanted to make sure.


Yeah, you have full access to the two gym facilities. As for intramurals, I'm not sure

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Arboreal » Wed May 14, 2014 12:21 pm

How much of an undergraduate-dorm-feel does D'Agostino have going on? For someone who has been out of the college setting for a few years, would living in D'Ag for 1L be a major step back (mainly in terms of keeping mellow hours and not living like a total slob)?

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby mindarmed » Fri May 16, 2014 11:16 am

Anyone still looking for a place?

I have one spot available in a 3 bedroom in Columbia. Should cost about a little under 1100/mo. You'd be 25-30 mins by train from NYU. Lease would start 9/1.




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