NYU 1L Taking Questions

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby NYU-14 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:45 am

Magnacromion wrote:One comment about my study style: as with any study style, it will not work for everybody. But this is especially true of mine because I tend to understand things very quickly, and I have something close to a photographic memory. So I don't really need to brief my cases because I remember them all anyway.


NYU 3L here. OP, I hope you do great, and many people get by on intuition, but memorizing cases won't bring you success in law school. Exams are all about applying the law, not regurgitating what you remember. That's why they're mostly open book.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby doyouevenliftbro » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:45 pm

Magnacromion wrote: All in all, it wasn't too bad. But we'll have to see how I did on exams. If I had to guess, I'd say I got an A (top 10%), an A- (top 30%), and a B+ (median). I'd rather not get the B+, but I can live with that and I may actually try to apply myself more next semester.


So what'd you get?

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Magnacromion » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:14 am

doyouevenliftbro wrote:
Magnacromion wrote: All in all, it wasn't too bad. But we'll have to see how I did on exams. If I had to guess, I'd say I got an A (top 10%), an A- (top 30%), and a B+ (median). I'd rather not get the B+, but I can live with that and I may actually try to apply myself more next semester.


So what'd you get?

Wasn't going to discuss it because I just got tired of being berated (even if maybe I deserved it a bit). I was correct about the A and the B+, and wrong about the A-; I got an A instead. Based on what I know about class rank (which isn't published), I'm either just barely inside the top 5% or just barely outside of it. For those of you on here who know who I am, please keep this private. I don't want my grades to become common knowledge.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:38 am

Magnacromion wrote:
doyouevenliftbro wrote:
Magnacromion wrote: All in all, it wasn't too bad. But we'll have to see how I did on exams. If I had to guess, I'd say I got an A (top 10%), an A- (top 30%), and a B+ (median). I'd rather not get the B+, but I can live with that and I may actually try to apply myself more next semester.


So what'd you get?

Wasn't going to discuss it because I just got tired of being berated (even if maybe I deserved it a bit). I was correct about the A and the B+, and wrong about the A-; I got an A instead. Based on what I know about class rank (which isn't published), I'm either just barely inside the top 5% or just barely outside of it. For those of you on here who know who I am, please keep this private. I don't want my grades to become common knowledge.


Congrats. That is quite an accomplishment.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:42 am

I have a real question for you that should be pretty straightforward. How long do people typically wait to receive their merit aid offers after submitting all the necessary forms?

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Magnacromion » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:45 pm

lawschool22 wrote:I have a real question for you that should be pretty straightforward. How long do people typically wait to receive their merit aid offers after submitting all the necessary forms?

I was accepted about six days after my file went complete (but I applied right on the deadline and apparently this is pretty common at NYU if you apply late). I received my scholly offer a little less than a month later by snail mail only (note that they call you if they admit you, but they did not call me to offer me the scholly). My scholly offer was dated February 20, so if you haven't gotten one yet, don't give up hope!

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:15 pm

Magnacromion wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:I have a real question for you that should be pretty straightforward. How long do people typically wait to receive their merit aid offers after submitting all the necessary forms?

I was accepted about six days after my file went complete (but I applied right on the deadline and apparently this is pretty common at NYU if you apply late). I received my scholly offer a little less than a month later by snail mail only (note that they call you if they admit you, but they did not call me to offer me the scholly). My scholly offer was dated February 20, so if you haven't gotten one yet, don't give up hope!


Thanks! Another question, can you help in any way with this:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=224014

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby ssteiner » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:20 am

lawschool22 wrote:
Magnacromion wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:I have a real question for you that should be pretty straightforward. How long do people typically wait to receive their merit aid offers after submitting all the necessary forms?

I was accepted about six days after my file went complete (but I applied right on the deadline and apparently this is pretty common at NYU if you apply late). I received my scholly offer a little less than a month later by snail mail only (note that they call you if they admit you, but they did not call me to offer me the scholly). My scholly offer was dated February 20, so if you haven't gotten one yet, don't give up hope!


Thanks! Another question, can you help in any way with this:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=224014


NYU doesn't publish a comprehensive list like that.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:16 am

ssteiner wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Magnacromion wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:I have a real question for you that should be pretty straightforward. How long do people typically wait to receive their merit aid offers after submitting all the necessary forms?

I was accepted about six days after my file went complete (but I applied right on the deadline and apparently this is pretty common at NYU if you apply late). I received my scholly offer a little less than a month later by snail mail only (note that they call you if they admit you, but they did not call me to offer me the scholly). My scholly offer was dated February 20, so if you haven't gotten one yet, don't give up hope!


Thanks! Another question, can you help in any way with this:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=224014


NYU doesn't publish a comprehensive list like that.


Do they provide any data about the results from EIW? Or the results from the PI fair in the spring?

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby ssteiner » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:41 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Do they provide any data about the results from EIW? Or the results from the PI fair in the spring?


They give students some data during the pre-EIW prep, but it's statistics about how many people got jobs through EIW and certain GPA cutoffs for firms. It's nowhere near as detailed as the Columbia data. You can find some data about recent graduates here: http://www.law.nyu.edu/careerservices/e ... statistics

From what I know we have a pretty good rate at EIW/with mass mailing- most people I know who wanted firms got them, but there were a few who struck out. A lot of the people who do PI are self-selecting, because we have a strong PI program here.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:59 pm

ssteiner wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Do they provide any data about the results from EIW? Or the results from the PI fair in the spring?


They give students some data during the pre-EIW prep, but it's statistics about how many people got jobs through EIW and certain GPA cutoffs for firms. It's nowhere near as detailed as the Columbia data. You can find some data about recent graduates here: http://www.law.nyu.edu/careerservices/e ... statistics

From what I know we have a pretty good rate at EIW/with mass mailing- most people I know who wanted firms got them, but there were a few who struck out. A lot of the people who do PI are self-selecting, because we have a strong PI program here.


Oh I know NYU is very successful overall :). I'm just trying to get a better look at firms in DC, which is tough because so many self-select to NYC and/or PI, so the overall numbers of people going to DC for firm work is somewhat misleading. That's why the data on callback/interview, offer/callback, by city is so useful, and I was hoping NYU had something similar.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:21 pm

Can a current NYU student tell us if NYU offers subsidized passes for public transport?

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:28 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:Can a current NYU student tell us if NYU offers subsidized passes for public transport?


+1

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Magnacromion » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:34 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:Can a current NYU student tell us if NYU offers subsidized passes for public transport?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Ha. Haha.

Oh wait, you were serious. NYU? Do something to help us starving law students better bear the extravagant cost of living? Heeeelllll no!

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby HanShotFirst » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:58 pm

Steveloblaw wrote:DERAILED.

Back on subject, NYU 1L's - where are all y'all living? Pro/cons to spending your 1L in the village, as opposed to a bit of a commute from Queens or Brooklyn?


0L here, but I've heard that a lot of people prefer the 20 minute PATH train from Jersey City/Hoboken. Cheaper rents and the 9th street stop is just a couple blocks from campus.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Anciano » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:59 pm

HanShotFirst wrote:
Steveloblaw wrote:DERAILED.

Back on subject, NYU 1L's - where are all y'all living? Pro/cons to spending your 1L in the village, as opposed to a bit of a commute from Queens or Brooklyn?


0L here, but I've heard that a lot of people prefer the 20 minute PATH train from Jersey City/Hoboken. Cheaper rents and the 9th street stop is just a couple blocks from campus.

I'm a 2L and I know literally no one who lives in Jersey. (I do know a few who live in Queens and a bunch in Brooklyn.) Not sure why that is.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby cotiger » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:30 am

HanShotFirst wrote:
Steveloblaw wrote:DERAILED.

Back on subject, NYU 1L's - where are all y'all living? Pro/cons to spending your 1L in the village, as opposed to a bit of a commute from Queens or Brooklyn?


0L here, but I've heard that a lot of people prefer the 20 minute PATH train from Jersey City/Hoboken. Cheaper rents and the 9th street stop is just a couple blocks from campus.


Jersey can be annoying because the PATH train frequency is super low on nights and especially weekends. For instance, Saturday nights starting at midnight the train only comes once every 35 minutes.

On top of that, from a cursory Craigslist scan, rents don't seem to be any cheaper than similarly situated neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby HanShotFirst » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:48 am

cotiger wrote:
HanShotFirst wrote:
Steveloblaw wrote:DERAILED.

Back on subject, NYU 1L's - where are all y'all living? Pro/cons to spending your 1L in the village, as opposed to a bit of a commute from Queens or Brooklyn?


0L here, but I've heard that a lot of people prefer the 20 minute PATH train from Jersey City/Hoboken. Cheaper rents and the 9th street stop is just a couple blocks from campus.


Jersey can be annoying because the PATH train frequency is super low on nights and especially weekends. For instance, Saturday nights starting at midnight the train only comes once every 35 minutes.

On top of that, from a cursory Craigslist scan, rents don't seem to be any cheaper than similarly situated neighborhoods in Brooklyn.


Good to know, I'm planning on applying to NYU

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:06 pm

Magnacromion wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:Can a current NYU student tell us if NYU offers subsidized passes for public transport?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Ha. Haha.

Oh wait, you were serious. NYU? Do something to help us starving law students better bear the extravagant cost of living? Heeeelllll no!


Yea, they need all of that money for those poor administrators and CEO, I mean President.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:44 pm

For those who appealed fin award: how long did it take to receive the appeal response?

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Yeshia90 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:09 pm

StructuresAndForces wrote:Any current NYU students know how many classes Richard Epstein teaches? I am wondering if students actually get to interact with him at all.


He taught two 1L classes last year; this year it looks like one 1L class and 1 upper level. But I'm not sure you really want to be champing at the bit for a chance to take Epstein. He can be a bit much.

Theopliske8711 wrote:For those who appealed fin award: how long did it take to receive the appeal response?


Just went back through my gmail. Looks like it took about a week.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby thsmthcrmnl » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:10 pm

StructuresAndForces wrote:Any current NYU students know how many classes Richard Epstein teaches? I am wondering if students actually get to interact with him at all.


He normally teaches one or two 1L classes, and then maybe an upper-level class like Water Law. He's only here in the fall. He's at Chicago in the spring. You can see the class schedule online.

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Yeshia90 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:12 pm

thsmthcrmnl wrote:
StructuresAndForces wrote:Any current NYU students know how many classes Richard Epstein teaches? I am wondering if students actually get to interact with him at all.


He normally teaches one or two 1L classes, and then maybe an upper-level class like Water Law. He's only here in the fall. He's at Chicago in the spring. You can see the class schedule online.


https://its.law.nyu.edu/courses/index.c ... rchResults

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Re: NYU 1L Taking Questions

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:55 pm

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




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