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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby como » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:59 am

Ah, it's nice to see people excited to come to Ithaca. Enjoy that excitement for now...

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby paraducks » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:02 pm

hereforhelp wrote:how noisy does it get in collegetown with the undergrads? is it a better idea to live in lower collegetown or the commons? thanks!


if you have a car, the commons is fine. if you don't, stick with collegetown.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Big Tuna » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:25 am

paraducks wrote:
hereforhelp wrote:how noisy does it get in collegetown with the undergrads? is it a better idea to live in lower collegetown or the commons? thanks!


if you have a car, the commons is fine. if you don't, stick with collegetown.


What is the parking like in collegetown? My apartment offers parking but at a high monthly price... are there cheaper lots people park at?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby KMaine » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:36 am

como wrote:Ah, it's nice to see people excited to come to Ithaca. Enjoy that excitement for now...


Rough summer, Como?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby AdamatUCF » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:26 am

Big Tuna wrote:What is the parking like in collegetown? My apartment offers parking but at a high monthly price... are there cheaper lots people park at?



I've been looking at apartments, and pretty much everywhere I've looked has had parking available for $400-$500.

It seems to be fairly constant.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Big Tuna » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:15 am

Answering my own question, I found this on the Ithaca town website:

linking isn't working so just copy-paste this: --LinkRemoved--{47765127-999E-4E7E-882F-D7A7D8665499}&DE={2218F563-3627-4F95-9F6E-CD61D6FB5681}

Looks like they run three garages at Dryden & College Ave (Collegetown), E Green St (above the movie theater), and Seneca & Tioga (near Hilton Garden Inn) with the most expensive (Dryden) being 220/mo.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CyLaw » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:46 am

Big Tuna wrote:Answering my own question, I found this on the Ithaca town website:

linking isn't working so just copy-paste this: http://www.ci.ithaca.ny.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={47765127-999E-4E7E-882F-D7A7D8665499}&DE={2218F563-3627-4F95-9F6E-CD61D6FB5681 (LinkRemoved)

Looks like they run three garages at Dryden & College Ave (Collegetown), E Green St (above the movie theater), and Seneca & Tioga (near Hilton Garden Inn) with the most expensive (Dryden) being 220/mo.


fixed link for you (using bitly)

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Big Tuna » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:54 am

thanks buddy

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby spaacecdt » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:20 am

(Also posted in Cornell 2013 thread)

Is an optical drive is essential during law school or can I get by without one? Mostly, I'm wondering if it'll be necessary for in-class exams... I don't want to be messing around with an external optical drive in class. I ask because I'm shopping around for a new laptop and am considering buying one without an optical drive and using an external optical drive on an as-needed basis.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby calicocat » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:38 am

como wrote:Ah, it's nice to see people excited to come to Ithaca. Enjoy that excitement for now...

Thanks.

I'm not excited. hth.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby dogmatic slumber » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:46 am

^ That was post #10,110 for calicocat, accumulated at a rate of over 40 per day. i don't know how that ranks in the TLS annals, but I'm impressed.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby calicocat » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:49 am

dogmatic slumber wrote:^ That was post #10,110 for calicocat, accumulated at a rate of over 40 per day. i don't know how that ranks in the TLS annals, but I'm impressed.

It's the fault of the BP thread which is just a glorified chatroom. And tbf, I haven't posted at that rate in a while.
It's just so pathetic.

also

memberlist.php

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby dogmatic slumber » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:52 am

calicocat wrote:
dogmatic slumber wrote:^ That was post #10,110 for calicocat, accumulated at a rate of over 40 per day. i don't know how that ranks in the TLS annals, but I'm impressed.

It's the fault of the BP thread which is just a glorified chatroom. And tbf, I haven't posted at that rate in a while.
It's just so pathetic.

also

memberlist.php


Ha. You aren't even T20! I will acknowledge your T1 status though, and give you an additional nod of appreciation for being awake at this hour.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby calicocat » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:54 am

dogmatic slumber wrote:
calicocat wrote:
dogmatic slumber wrote:^ That was post #10,110 for calicocat, accumulated at a rate of over 40 per day. i don't know how that ranks in the TLS annals, but I'm impressed.

It's the fault of the BP thread which is just a glorified chatroom. And tbf, I haven't posted at that rate in a while.
It's just so pathetic.

also

memberlist.php


Ha. You aren't even T20! I will acknowledge your T1 status though, and give you an additional nod of appreciation for being awake at this hour.

I should probably quit when I hit T20 tbh. And I'm on the west coast so, not even that impressive.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby dogmatic slumber » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:57 am

calicocat wrote:
dogmatic slumber wrote:
calicocat wrote:
dogmatic slumber wrote:^ That was post #10,110 for calicocat, accumulated at a rate of over 40 per day. i don't know how that ranks in the TLS annals, but I'm impressed.

It's the fault of the BP thread which is just a glorified chatroom. And tbf, I haven't posted at that rate in a while.
It's just so pathetic.

also

memberlist.php


Ha. You aren't even T20! I will acknowledge your T1 status though, and give you an additional nod of appreciation for being awake at this hour.

I should probably quit when I hit T20 tbh. And I'm on the west coast so, not even that impressive.


If you happen to be in LA, then respect. Shit closes early there. I was often asleep before 2 due to lack of alternatives. (Why I'm awake at 5 in Maine, and what this has to do with topics ITT, are open questions.)

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby legallybrunette16 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:54 pm

I know we've talked about the AOP a little bit already. But, can anyone who went give their opinion of it? is it really worth the extra reading/work/time? or is it purely beneficial for social reasons?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby sheltron5000 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:53 am

legallybrunette16 wrote:I know we've talked about the AOP a little bit already. But, can anyone who went give their opinion of it? is it really worth the extra reading/work/time? or is it purely beneficial for social reasons?


I went last year and will be TA-ing this year. I think it was a great experience (obviously), but it depends on what you're expecting to get out of it.

AOP is not supposed to be, and does not give you any academic advantage. 1L is too weird and too hellacious for any one week program to give an academic advantage. AOP is a good way to meet people and is socially beneficial to a certain extent, but the workload is very much intended to replicate 1L, so there really isn't a ton of time to hang out. AOP's main benefit and its purpose, is to help make you a little bit more comfortable with law school; it's beneficial emotionally more than anything else.

1L is a bitch, and anyone who tells you different is lying. A big part of that is the confusion/disorientation surrounding the socratic/case method. For 99% of people, LS is the first place you encounter anything like it. AOP helps you get a little bit more comfortable with it so that for the first month or so when you're freaking out about class, you have something to relate it to, and maybe some professors or upperclassmen to talk to about it.

AOP is a great program and I hope everyone who's invited comes.

PS: I know I make 1L sound miserable; it's not really. It's just an emotional roller-coaster: there are a LOT of both ups and downs.

Feel free to PM if you have any questions.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:05 pm

calicocat wrote:
como wrote:Ah, it's nice to see people excited to come to Ithaca. Enjoy that excitement for now...

Thanks.

I'm not excited. hth.


don't you sass my boy now, Calico . . .

Also, for some reason Sheltron's post reminded me of an AD sequence of which I'm particularly fond:

Michael: "There's been a lot of lies in this family, mother."
Lucille: "And a lot of love."
Michael: "But more lies."

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby sheltron5000 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:52 pm

let/them/eat/cake wrote:
calicocat wrote:
como wrote:Ah, it's nice to see people excited to come to Ithaca. Enjoy that excitement for now...

Thanks.

I'm not excited. hth.


don't you sass my boy now, Calico . . .

Also, for some reason Sheltron's post reminded me of an AD sequence of which I'm particularly fond:

Michael: "There's been a lot of lies in this family, mother."
Lucille: "And a lot of love."
Michael: "But more lies."


Hmm..... :D

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby mbw » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:31 pm

sheltron5000 wrote:
let/them/eat/cake wrote:
calicocat wrote:
como wrote:Ah, it's nice to see people excited to come to Ithaca. Enjoy that excitement for now...

Thanks.

I'm not excited. hth.


don't you sass my boy now, Calico . . .

Also, for some reason Sheltron's post reminded me of an AD sequence of which I'm particularly fond:

Michael: "There's been a lot of lies in this family, mother."
Lucille: "And a lot of love."
Michael: "But more lies."


Hmm..... :D


Yeah, you're definitely being too optimistic, Shel. ;) Then again, I scoffed whenever anyone told me how much 1L sucked...

Now I understand. Fortunately, it only lasts nine months...

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby sheltron5000 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:00 pm

mbw wrote:Yeah, you're definitely being too optimistic, Shel. ;) Then again, I scoffed whenever anyone told me how much 1L sucked...

Now I understand. Fortunately, it only lasts nine months...



Plus you get a month off for christmas!

PS: 1L fall/spring breaks and thanksgiving are for studying, not taking time off. JSYK.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby legallybrunette16 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:41 pm

sheltron5000 wrote:
PS: 1L fall/spring breaks and thanksgiving are for studying, not taking time off. JSYK.


so did you even go home?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby fsohn » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:23 pm

sheltron5000 wrote:
mbw wrote:Yeah, you're definitely being too optimistic, Shel. ;) Then again, I scoffed whenever anyone told me how much 1L sucked...

Now I understand. Fortunately, it only lasts nine months...



Plus you get a month off for christmas!

PS: 1L fall/spring breaks and thanksgiving are for studying, not taking time off. JSYK.


I'll disagree with this. If you plan properly, you can avoid studying or outlining during breaks.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Big Tuna » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:19 pm

I for one am doing at least a weekend road trip for the first weekend of fall break... I'll be taking in some real college football, not the TTT Ivy League "football" Cornell participates in.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby kn6542 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:59 pm

fsohn wrote:
sheltron5000 wrote:
mbw wrote:Yeah, you're definitely being too optimistic, Shel. ;) Then again, I scoffed whenever anyone told me how much 1L sucked...

Now I understand. Fortunately, it only lasts nine months...



Plus you get a month off for christmas!

PS: 1L fall/spring breaks and thanksgiving are for studying, not taking time off. JSYK.


I'll disagree with this. If you plan properly, you can avoid studying or outlining during breaks.

True. Also, if you plan properly, you can go for a hike and take a nap every single day.




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