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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby 03152016 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:52 am

ya
and when library is closed
printer in the student lounge of VH
printer on the 2nd floor of FH
and printer in the lounge of D'Ag

w/ the normal non-law nyu print driver u can print at bobst ($50 print credit) and poly (unlimited printing)

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby to116 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:59 am

in a lot of my classes we're assigned readings from the UCC or the FRCP and i see people are taking notes on it. Is this stuff we are expected to know or can we skim this and just see how it's been applied in the cases?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby BizBro » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:22 am

you're going to need to know the FRCP, but no need to go crazy memorizing it right now. You'll understand it more in depth when you study those topics in depth - i.e. rule 23 when you learn all about class actions, etc.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby vivala » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:00 pm

Are you perhaps thinking of the "gunner cave," which is the aptly nicknamed Furman study room that's hidden behind the library? It's called the cave because it has no windows, and gunner because people will glare at you if you even whisper. Most people I know call the area that you described "the pit."

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby BizBro » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:37 pm

Idk I've definitely heard the term "gunner's cove' thrown around a few times last year.

Also, it's cute seeing all the 1Ls grouping around each other with their textbooks.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:57 am

NoBladesNoBows wrote:
BizBro wrote:Idk I've definitely heard the term "gunner's cove' thrown around a few times last year.

Also, it's cute seeing all the 1Ls grouping around each other with their textbooks.


Hahaha what should we be holding?


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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby felinafelina » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:14 pm

Question to any NYU students, 1Ls or 2Ls, any suggestions for LRS supplements (with Stewart)?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Jmg297 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:03 pm

I'm wondering about how strictly the guest policy is enforced in the law school dorms. It seems like based on the policy law students would not be able to bring home a guest for a weekend night if they hadn't registered the person during business hours. Is this really the case?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Applesauce11 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:17 am

Do law students typically buy a meal plan?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby BuddyHoller » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:37 am

Applesauce11 wrote:Do law students typically buy a meal plan?


No one I know did. There are so many good options in the village that it's unnecessary.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby BizBro » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:07 am

Applesauce11 wrote:Do law students typically buy a meal plan?


I had a friend who bought one for 1L. He ended up having a shit ton of $ left on it because he found himself eating with other people often in the neighborhood. I'd recommend not to get one cuz theres so many other options. Also, you're going to want to be lazy and seamless.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby k5220 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:25 pm

Jmg297 wrote:I'm wondering about how strictly the guest policy is enforced in the law school dorms. It seems like based on the policy law students would not be able to bring home a guest for a weekend night if they hadn't registered the person during business hours. Is this really the case?

No you only need to register your guest if they are there for a long stretch of time or if you need them to get into the building without you. Otherwise they can get in with you.
http://www.law.nyu.edu/housing/oncampus ... ding-guide "Guests must be accompanied by the resident/licensee OR possess a Guest Pass in order to enter the building.")

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:30 pm

k5220 wrote:
Jmg297 wrote:I'm wondering about how strictly the guest policy is enforced in the law school dorms. It seems like based on the policy law students would not be able to bring home a guest for a weekend night if they hadn't registered the person during business hours. Is this really the case?

No you only need to register your guest if they are there for a long stretch of time or if you need them to get into the building without you. Otherwise they can get in with you.
http://www.law.nyu.edu/housing/oncampus ... ding-guide "Guests must be accompanied by the resident/licensee OR possess a Guest Pass in order to enter the building.")

Yeah it's not a big deal at all, unless you want them to be able to get in without you.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby jetsfan1 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:57 am

Hey y'all, thanks for doing this, and good to see this thread revived now that DLS' have started to come out. A few pages back (in May), there was talk of the main gym getting renovated but that it wouldn't be ready until 2020. What is the word on that now? Thanks :D

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Wild Card » Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:13 am

jetsfan1 wrote:Hey y'all, thanks for doing this, and good to see this thread revived now that DLS' have started to come out. A few pages back (in May), there was talk of the main gym getting renovated but that it wouldn't be ready until 2020. What is the word on that now? Thanks :D


from: Chris Bledsoe - Director of Athletics and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
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date: Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 3:31 PM
subject: A New Gym at 404 Lafayette Street
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A New Gym at 404 Lafayette Street


Dear Students,

Although the Coles Sports Center will close for construction on January 22, a brand-new gym will open at 404 Lafayette Street on January 25, the same day Spring 2016 classes begin. This new location will feature the latest strength training and cardio equipment, as well as studios for dance and yoga — all in a fully air-conditioned, modern space.

Of course, you’ll continue to have access to our Palladium and Brooklyn athletic facilities, both of which will have expanded hours. Click here to learn more about all three locations and changes, and read more about the redevelopment project on the current site of Coles here.

All the best during your final weeks of the semester,

Chris Bledsoe
Director of Athletics
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Applesauce11 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:02 pm

Can some current students say something about negotiating with NYU about scholarships? Was it hard?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby cbbinnyc » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:29 pm

Hey, hope this thread is still somewhat active. 0L in via ED here. Thanks for all the info!

Already posted this question more generally, but I figured NYU students might have a more specific answer. I am planning (hoping) to get married during the summer after 1L. It will be a very small affair (so planning will be minimal, as weddings go), and we'll probably want a week for it, as it will be out of town. Ideally we wanted to do it toward the end of summer, but certainly we will have to set dates before I am sure of my summer position. If we were to plan to do it the week before OCI (which seems to start in early-mid August?), is that doable? Will I have the flexibility to set an end date with my employer that allows me to have that week free? Would it be easier for me to do this at the beginning of the summer (after exams, before summer job)? Thanks in advance for any input.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby BuddyHoller » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:34 pm

cbbinnyc wrote:Hey, hope this thread is still somewhat active. 0L in via ED here. Thanks for all the info!

Already posted this question more generally, but I figured NYU students might have a more specific answer. I am planning (hoping) to get married during the summer after 1L. It will be a very small affair (so planning will be minimal, as weddings go), and we'll probably want a week for it, as it will be out of town. Ideally we wanted to do it toward the end of summer, but certainly we will have to set dates before I am sure of my summer position. If we were to plan to do it the week before OCI (which seems to start in early-mid August?), is that doable? Will I have the flexibility to set an end date with my employer that allows me to have that week free? Would it be easier for me to do this at the beginning of the summer (after exams, before summer job)? Thanks in advance for any input.


The answer to most of those questions is: it depends. Summer positions for 1L start/end at different times. For example, I went almost right up until EIW b/c my position started late. I also know people who had weeks off before interviews. So you might not know until you get your position, which won't be until spring semester. So you will need to make accommodations upfront during the hiring process and who knows how that will go. As to doing it after classes, the journal write-on will take place not long after classes end (I think a week break, then two weeks to complete it). I would personally not wanted to have fit a significant personal event into that window of time--it was stressful enough as it was.

Not to say that your plans aren't doable, but I honestly didn't feel like I got any real time off from the start of 1L until winter break as a 2L. It never really stopped once it got going.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby cbbinnyc » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:27 pm

BuddyHoller wrote:
cbbinnyc wrote:Hey, hope this thread is still somewhat active. 0L in via ED here. Thanks for all the info!

Already posted this question more generally, but I figured NYU students might have a more specific answer. I am planning (hoping) to get married during the summer after 1L. It will be a very small affair (so planning will be minimal, as weddings go), and we'll probably want a week for it, as it will be out of town. Ideally we wanted to do it toward the end of summer, but certainly we will have to set dates before I am sure of my summer position. If we were to plan to do it the week before OCI (which seems to start in early-mid August?), is that doable? Will I have the flexibility to set an end date with my employer that allows me to have that week free? Would it be easier for me to do this at the beginning of the summer (after exams, before summer job)? Thanks in advance for any input.


The answer to most of those questions is: it depends. Summer positions for 1L start/end at different times. For example, I went almost right up until EIW b/c my position started late. I also know people who had weeks off before interviews. So you might not know until you get your position, which won't be until spring semester. So you will need to make accommodations upfront during the hiring process and who knows how that will go. As to doing it after classes, the journal write-on will take place not long after classes end (I think a week break, then two weeks to complete it). I would personally not wanted to have fit a significant personal event into that window of time--it was stressful enough as it was.

Not to say that your plans aren't doable, but I honestly didn't feel like I got any real time off from the start of 1L until winter break as a 2L. It never really stopped once it got going.


Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, totally overlooked the journal write-on. Sounds like the best idea is to do it the week before EIW and just hope that won't limit my employment opportunities. Not the greatest option but hopefully employers will be somewhat sympathetic to a conflict with this significance. Does this sound about right?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby BuddyHoller » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:05 pm

cbbinnyc wrote:Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, totally overlooked the journal write-on. Sounds like the best idea is to do it the week before EIW and just hope that won't limit my employment opportunities. Not the greatest option but hopefully employers will be somewhat sympathetic to a conflict with this significance. Does this sound about right?

Probably your only option, though I would make sure and confirm the EIW dates (may not even be scheduled yet), because it gets earlier and earlier just about every year. Beyond that make sure you put some time during the summer into interview practice and whatever firm research you want to do. Best of luck.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Applesauce11 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:45 pm

I have a question about 1l summer funding. It says on the NYU website that 1ls get $4500 for all public interest and government unpaid work. Does this extend to judicial internships?




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