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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby k5220 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:37 am

Applesauce11 wrote: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?

Yes- it covers all international judicial internships and domestic judicial internships for 1L summer for 1L only

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Applesauce11 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:42 am

k5220 wrote:
Applesauce11 wrote: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?

Yes- it covers all international judicial internships and domestic judicial internships for 1L summer for 1L only


Thanks!

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Skool » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:27 pm

When grades are finally released, will we get an email notification, or do I need to regularly check Albert?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby BuddyHoller » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:40 pm

Skool wrote:When grades are finally released, will we get an email notification, or do I need to regularly check Albert?


No default announcement. Some profs send an email through classes to let you know they submitted grades but many don't. I think it was 50/50 for me over 1L.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Skool » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:04 pm

BuddyHoller wrote:No default announcement. Some profs send an email through classes to let you know they submitted grades but many don't. I think it was 50/50 for me over 1L.
Bah. Thanks.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby MCFC » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:05 pm

Would someone who has taken tax courses at NYU mind PMing me?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

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Bump for new admits

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Loney M. Setnick » Sat May 07, 2016 9:19 am

Hi, thanks for taking questions! I know it's early to ask, but I saw that you can take Torts and Crim fall or spring. Which of the two is harder? Which would you recommend taking in the fall?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Applesauce11 » Sat May 07, 2016 9:23 am

Loney M. Setnick wrote:Hi, thanks for taking questions! I know it's early to ask, but I saw that you can take Torts and Crim fall or spring. Which of the two is harder? Which would you recommend taking in the fall?


If you check the Fall 2016 schedule, they changed it to contracts or crim- torts is now in the fall:

http://its.law.nyu.edu/cms/public/sched ... &showall=1

Also I am pretty sure our schedules are assigned- can a current student say when we are notified about this?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Loney M. Setnick » Sat May 07, 2016 9:53 am

Applesauce11 wrote:
If you check the Fall 2016 schedule, they changed it to contracts or crim- torts is now in the fall:

http://its.law.nyu.edu/cms/public/sched ... &showall=1

Also I am pretty sure our schedules are assigned- can a current student say when we are notified about this?


Thanks for this! What makes you think the schedules are assigned?
Also, my question amended: which is harder - contracts or crim?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Applesauce11 » Sat May 07, 2016 9:58 am

Loney M. Setnick wrote:
Applesauce11 wrote:
If you check the Fall 2016 schedule, they changed it to contracts or crim- torts is now in the fall:

http://its.law.nyu.edu/cms/public/sched ... &showall=1

Also I am pretty sure our schedules are assigned- can a current student say when we are notified about this?


Thanks for this! What makes you think the schedules are assigned?
Also, my question amended: which is harder - contracts or crim?


Under the FAQs page on the Admitted Students site:

12. When will we get our class schedules?
Class schedules will be available no later than orientation.

13. How are first-year sections assigned? How many sections are there?
Students who have confirmed their enrollment will be randomly assigned by lottery to one of five sections. Each section is typically comprised of approximately 90 students and is further divided into lawyering groups with approximately 30 students.


I really don't want to wait until orientation though! I think we do get to choose electives in the second semester however. :)

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Loney M. Setnick » Sat May 07, 2016 10:13 am

Loney M. Setnick wrote:Thanks for this! What makes you think the schedules are assigned?


Applesauce11 wrote: Under the FAQs page on the Admitted Students site:


lol, thanks...should've checked there myself :oops:

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon May 30, 2016 3:31 pm

Sorry, just realized that no current students came on to answer! Yes, schedules are assigned, and my class year was able to see our schedules at the end of July.

Contracts is usually a little harder than Crim, but it all depends on who your professor is.

And yes, you can pick an elective in the second semester! The choices are normally Constitutional Law and Property (you'll have to take both of these before you graduate anyway), International Law, Corporations, Income Tax, and Intellectual Property.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Applesauce11 » Mon May 30, 2016 4:20 pm

Slytherpuff wrote:Sorry, just realized that no current students came on to answer! Yes, schedules are assigned, and my class year was able to see our schedules at the end of July.

Contracts is usually a little harder than Crim, but it all depends on who your professor is.

And yes, you can pick an elective in the second semester! The choices are normally Constitutional Law and Property (you'll have to take both of these before you graduate anyway), International Law, Corporations, Income Tax, and Intellectual Property.


Thanks for answering! Are Constitutional Law and Property classes hard to get into after 1l? How common are waitlists for classes?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon May 30, 2016 4:45 pm

Slytherpuff wrote:Sorry, just realized that no current students came on to answer! Yes, schedules are assigned, and my class year was able to see our schedules at the end of July.

Contracts is usually a little harder than Crim, but it all depends on who your professor is.

And yes, you can pick an elective in the second semester! The choices are normally Constitutional Law and Property (you'll have to take both of these before you graduate anyway), International Law, Corporations, Income Tax, and Intellectual Property.


Totally unrelated (well, semi-unrelated) question:

If I, like everybody and their mother, want to get into the EJI clinic, is there an ideal time to shoot for it? I know this is slightly early for me to be asking, but I'm thinking that I'll want to choose my spring elective based on the clinic I want to try for in 2L.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby BuddyHoller » Mon May 30, 2016 4:52 pm

Applesauce11 wrote:
Slytherpuff wrote:Sorry, just realized that no current students came on to answer! Yes, schedules are assigned, and my class year was able to see our schedules at the end of July.

Contracts is usually a little harder than Crim, but it all depends on who your professor is.

And yes, you can pick an elective in the second semester! The choices are normally Constitutional Law and Property (you'll have to take both of these before you graduate anyway), International Law, Corporations, Income Tax, and Intellectual Property.


Thanks for answering! Are Constitutional Law and Property classes hard to get into after 1l? How common are waitlists for classes?


Some of the sections will fill up, some won't. Almost all are available if you are willing to bid enough abra points on them. During 1L Con Law definitely fills up and some people will have to wait but Property will not.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Skool » Tue May 31, 2016 10:23 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:
Slytherpuff wrote:Sorry, just realized that no current students came on to answer! Yes, schedules are assigned, and my class year was able to see our schedules at the end of July.

Contracts is usually a little harder than Crim, but it all depends on who your professor is.

And yes, you can pick an elective in the second semester! The choices are normally Constitutional Law and Property (you'll have to take both of these before you graduate anyway), International Law, Corporations, Income Tax, and Intellectual Property.


Totally unrelated (well, semi-unrelated) question:

If I, like everybody and their mother, want to get into the EJI clinic, is there an ideal time to shoot for it? I know this is slightly early for me to be asking, but I'm thinking that I'll want to choose my spring elective based on the clinic I want to try for in 2L.
If I were you, I would try for it at your earliest opportunity, and so I think it's perfectly reasonable to choose your elective based on this desire. As you say it's super competitive. I would also add that you never know when Bryan is just going to say fuck this shit, I'm working myself to death and need to take a year off from the clinic.

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Applesauce11 wrote:
Slytherpuff wrote:Sorry, just realized that no current students came on to answer! Yes, schedules are assigned, and my class year was able to see our schedules at the end of July.

Contracts is usually a little harder than Crim, but it all depends on who your professor is.

And yes, you can pick an elective in the second semester! The choices are normally Constitutional Law and Property (you'll have to take both of these before you graduate anyway), International Law, Corporations, Income Tax, and Intellectual Property.


Thanks for answering! Are Constitutional Law and Property classes hard to get into after 1l? How common are waitlists for classes?


Some of the sections will fill up, some won't. Almost all are available if you are willing to bid enough abra points on them. During 1L Con Law definitely fills up and some people will have to wait but Property will not.
I mean, if I understand the process correctly, everyone gets 1000 abra bid points. And if I understand the 2015-2016 bidding results correctly, you had to bid ALL 1000 points in order to get into Con Law with Morrison or Levinson. So my understanding is that yes it's hard and there's a lot of luck involved. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Slytherpuff » Tue May 31, 2016 11:06 pm

It's too early to think about getting into electives for next spring, but just a general tip - you [i]need/[i] to bid all 1000 points on your elective. Both Con Law sections and Corporations will fill up.

If you don't get Con Law in 1L spring, there's still a bunch of really incredible professors who teach upper level Con Law. It's definitely feasible to take it later, although some professors like Yoshino will fill up quickly. Property is typically easy enough to get too - your odds of getting it 1L are also very high, the sections don't typically fill up.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Tempo » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:25 am

Slytherpuff wrote:It's too early to think about getting into electives for next spring, but just a general tip - you [i]need/[i] to bid all 1000 points on your elective. Both Con Law sections and Corporations will fill up.

If you don't get Con Law in 1L spring, there's still a bunch of really incredible professors who teach upper level Con Law. It's definitely feasible to take it later, although some professors like Yoshino will fill up quickly. Property is typically easy enough to get too - your odds of getting it 1L are also very high, the sections don't typically fill up.


I've heard that not getting Con law in 1L makes it tough to get a summer internship with a judge. Have you found this to be the case?

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Slytherpuff » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:01 pm

Tempo wrote:
Slytherpuff wrote:It's too early to think about getting into electives for next spring, but just a general tip - you [i]need/[i] to bid all 1000 points on your elective. Both Con Law sections and Corporations will fill up.

If you don't get Con Law in 1L spring, there's still a bunch of really incredible professors who teach upper level Con Law. It's definitely feasible to take it later, although some professors like Yoshino will fill up quickly. Property is typically easy enough to get too - your odds of getting it 1L are also very high, the sections don't typically fill up.


I've heard that not getting Con law in 1L makes it tough to get a summer internship with a judge. Have you found this to be the case?

I definitely haven't heard this, but I wasn't trying to intern for a judge during my 1L summer so maybe someone who did that can offer a better response. I don't think your 1L elective choice matters unless it's a prerequisite for another course you want to take in fall of 2L - employers won't hold it against you if you take Property or Income Tax or something else instead.

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Mikey » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:48 am

To any NYU Law students: out of curiosity, do you find it difficult to find space in the library to sit down and study? I just assume since there's a large student body, it may be difficult.

Thanks!

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby k5220 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:13 am

TheMikey wrote:To any NYU Law students: out of curiosity, do you find it difficult to find space in the library to sit down and study? I just assume since there's a large student body, it may be difficult.

Thanks!

There were always spots when I was there, but during finals my favorite spots would fill up by like 9:30 and I would sometimes get stuck down a weird dark tunnel. The undergrad library is close by though, and the graduate study rooms (unlocked by your ID, only accessible to law & other grad students) are pretty nice

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby Mikey » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:40 am

k5220 wrote:
TheMikey wrote:To any NYU Law students: out of curiosity, do you find it difficult to find space in the library to sit down and study? I just assume since there's a large student body, it may be difficult.

Thanks!

There were always spots when I was there, but during finals my favorite spots would fill up by like 9:30 and I would sometimes get stuck down a weird dark tunnel. The undergrad library is close by though, and the graduate study rooms (unlocked by your ID, only accessible to law & other grad students) are pretty nice

Thanks for the reply!

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Re: NYU 1Ls taking questions

Postby deant286 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:48 am

So I was recently accepted off of the waitlist and have yet to receive the credentials needed to log in and apply for housing, does anyone have any experience applying this late and still getting something? I desperately want to live in NYU housing and would basically take anything they have.

Also, a more general NYU question, how guaranteed are big law jobs up and down the class rank?

Specifically:

Is there still a chance for more "prestigious" firms below median? (I know people here scoff at prestige or whatever but humor me)
What does placement for median students look like?
And what can top third and above land from NYU?

Thanks for any responses. Never thought I'd be at NYU and don't really have a clear idea of just how "superior" it is to non-t6 t14s. Trying hard not to come across as a gunner/weirdo 0l here lol just curious.




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