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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby koalatriste » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:35 pm

koalas love the cold.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Juff » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:47 pm

koalatriste wrote:koalas love the cold.


I know for a fact that this statement is false.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby PinkCow » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:12 pm

Juff wrote:Tip to prospective students- when considering law schools, the weather should be an incredibly insignificant consideration. I've seen more posts about the weather in Ithaca than, say, the actual quality of the school, and it really baffles me.

Employment prospects > how cold you'll be walking back from the gym.



Too true. I also think it's funny how much the lack of shopping access is discussed as a super negative. I just got back from Ithaca mall and Ithaca downtown - haven't lived with that much shopping in 4 years...

Then again I do live truly in the middle of nowhere...

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby koalatriste » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:27 pm

Juff wrote:
koalatriste wrote:koalas love the cold.


I know for a fact that this statement is false.


cold koala:
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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby KingRajesh » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:04 pm

Did any of you submit an additional written request for aid that goes into detail beyond what they actually require?

Like detailing the other offers and try to get scholarship money that way?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby mths » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:40 pm

KingRajesh wrote:Did any of you submit an additional written request for aid that goes into detail beyond what they actually require?

Like detailing the other offers and try to get scholarship money that way?

I think it's a general practice to send your other scholarship offers to the school of your choice for their consideration along with a letter telling the school how much you want to attend but... ect.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:50 pm

My question: What's a fun thing to do in Ithaca on a Saturday when the school is on spring break? I'm visiting this weekend and staying the weekend, but don't have much to do other than on Friday (when I'm doing the obvious stuff).

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Juff » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:37 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:My question: What's a fun thing to do in Ithaca on a Saturday when the school is on spring break? I'm visiting this weekend and staying the weekend, but don't have much to do other than on Friday (when I'm doing the obvious stuff).


I can't be of much help, but you have my deepest sympathies.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby mths » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:01 pm

Juff wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:My question: What's a fun thing to do in Ithaca on a Saturday when the school is on spring break? I'm visiting this weekend and staying the weekend, but don't have much to do other than on Friday (when I'm doing the obvious stuff).


I can't be of much help, but you have my deepest sympathies.

:lol:

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:05 pm

Juff wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:My question: What's a fun thing to do in Ithaca on a Saturday when the school is on spring break? I'm visiting this weekend and staying the weekend, but don't have much to do other than on Friday (when I'm doing the obvious stuff).


I can't be of much help, but you have my deepest sympathies.

Thanks- I'll be visiting family and checking apartments, but I figure it can't be worse than my trip to LA (when it was 50 degrees and raining (the streets flooded and no one went out)).

I figure its auspicious the moon is in perigee and full the night I get there.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby mths » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:09 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Juff wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:My question: What's a fun thing to do in Ithaca on a Saturday when the school is on spring break? I'm visiting this weekend and staying the weekend, but don't have much to do other than on Friday (when I'm doing the obvious stuff).


I can't be of much help, but you have my deepest sympathies.

Thanks- I'll be visiting family and checking apartments, but I figure it can't be worse than my trip to LA (when it was 50 degrees and raining (the streets flooded and no one went out)).

I figure its auspicious the moon is in perigee and full the night I get there.

I'd kill for 50 degrees

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CyLaw » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:37 pm

mths wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Juff wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:My question: What's a fun thing to do in Ithaca on a Saturday when the school is on spring break? I'm visiting this weekend and staying the weekend, but don't have much to do other than on Friday (when I'm doing the obvious stuff).


I can't be of much help, but you have my deepest sympathies.

Thanks- I'll be visiting family and checking apartments, but I figure it can't be worse than my trip to LA (when it was 50 degrees and raining (the streets flooded and no one went out)).

I figure its auspicious the moon is in perigee and full the night I get there.

I'd kill for 50 degrees


Wednesday.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:50 pm

mths wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
Juff wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:My question: What's a fun thing to do in Ithaca on a Saturday when the school is on spring break? I'm visiting this weekend and staying the weekend, but don't have much to do other than on Friday (when I'm doing the obvious stuff).


I can't be of much help, but you have my deepest sympathies.

Thanks- I'll be visiting family and checking apartments, but I figure it can't be worse than my trip to LA (when it was 50 degrees and raining (the streets flooded and no one went out)).

I figure its auspicious the moon is in perigee and full the night I get there.

I'd kill for 50 degrees


Oh come on- I'm coming from Chicago and while I'd love for it to finally stop dipping below freezing at night, These nice 40 degree days seem downright balmy.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby coldshoulder » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:52 pm

I've grown up in a small ski town in Utah (Park City). I'd love nothing better than to get accepted to Cornell and live in Ithaca for 3 years. I guess it's because I grew up with it, but I would hate living somewhere that wasn't cold as frozen hell...I'm also a small town person and am yearning for a rigorous academic environment.

Hm. None of that was a question.

Okay, I've got one. Anyone on here in the 3 year J.D./MBA program? Interested, but how difficult is it compared to a normal JD program?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Juff » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:51 pm

coldshoulder wrote:I've grown up in a small ski town in Utah (Park City). I'd love nothing better than to get accepted to Cornell and live in Ithaca for 3 years. I guess it's because I grew up with it, but I would hate living somewhere that wasn't cold as frozen hell...I'm also a small town person and am yearning for a rigorous academic environment.

Hm. None of that was a question.

Okay, I've got one. Anyone on here in the 3 year J.D./MBA program? Interested, but how difficult is it compared to a normal JD program?


I looked into it for a bit but ultimately decided against it. Basically, your first year is a standard 1L year, but you stay the summer for an "accelerated" MBA crash course. The next two years are spent splitting law and business courses.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CyLaw » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:38 pm

Juff wrote:
coldshoulder wrote:I've grown up in a small ski town in Utah (Park City). I'd love nothing better than to get accepted to Cornell and live in Ithaca for 3 years. I guess it's because I grew up with it, but I would hate living somewhere that wasn't cold as frozen hell...I'm also a small town person and am yearning for a rigorous academic environment.

Hm. None of that was a question.

Okay, I've got one. Anyone on here in the 3 year J.D./MBA program? Interested, but how difficult is it compared to a normal JD program?


I looked into it for a bit but ultimately decided against it. Basically, your first year is a standard 1L year, but you stay the summer for an "accelerated" MBA crash course. The next two years are spent splitting law and business courses.


Your second year is entirely in the B-school (though there are a few law classes taught at the B-school that you can take). You split your 3rd year between the two schools. I only know of one person who is already in the program, but there are more than a few waiting to hear back if they got in for this summer. Remember, you can apply for the program during your 1L year if you are not sure that you want to do the 3 year program.

ETA: Also, note there is an increase cost for the program. It is not that you get two degrees for the price of one. It is a little cheaper than doing the two separate, but your tuition is increased during your last year since you are in both schools.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Horchata » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:36 pm

DorianGray89 wrote:Do you guys know anything about the JD/LLM program in international law? If you do, how would you rate it?


I was accepted to this program and am, too, interested in finding out more about it. It looked appealing on the website. Although I have a few qualms with it:

Cons: you have to attend the summer program in France for 1L summer (which is pretty cool, but it costs like $10K and you can't get an internship), you take an class in addition to your normal JD course load for the last two years. This last point is the thing with the program that really concerns me.

Pros: no extra cost (besides the summer in France), two degrees in three years, separate you from the pack...etc.

It seems like it would be bad-ass if you can pull it off, but there is pretty substantial risk involved. You don't have to decide until middle of 1L. I'm debating it now, though.


So, if anyone has any inside info., it would be appreciated

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CyLaw » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:40 am

Horchata wrote:
DorianGray89 wrote:Do you guys know anything about the JD/LLM program in international law? If you do, how would you rate it?


I was accepted to this program and am, too, interested in finding out more about it. It looked appealing on the website. Although I have a few qualms with it:

Cons: you have to attend the summer program in France for 1L summer (which is pretty cool, but it costs like $10K and you can't get an internship), you take an class in addition to your normal JD course load for the last two years. This last point is the thing with the program that really concerns me.

Pros: no extra cost (besides the summer in France), two degrees in three years, separate you from the pack...etc.

It seems like it would be bad-ass if you can pull it off, but there is pretty substantial risk involved. You don't have to decide until middle of 1L. I'm debating it now, though.


So, if anyone has any inside info., it would be appreciated


I just want to address the two bolded points. You can do the summer in Paris and get an internship. One person in my class is working for the government for half the summer, then doing the Paris trip for the other half.

While not a lot of people do the dual degree, I don't think it really separates you from the pack. It can give you something to talk about and if you are interested in comparative law is something you should look into, but to be separated from the pack, I think you would be better off trying to get one of the international summer internships with ICC or UN, then to do the dual degree. Practical experience trumps academics. (Just my two cents)

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:03 pm

is it worth paying sticker

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby mths » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:54 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:is it worth paying sticker

we'll let you know in about 2 years.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby predent/prelaw » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:56 pm

mths wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:is it worth paying sticker

we'll let you know in about 2 years.


are there any hot gay dudes in ithaca?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:57 pm

mths wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:is it worth paying sticker

we'll let you know in about 2 years.


let me know now. 2 years is too long

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby mths » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:58 pm

predent/prelaw wrote:
mths wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:is it worth paying sticker

we'll let you know in about 2 years.


are there any hot gay dudes in ithaca?

totes

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

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whymeohgodno wrote:
mths wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:is it worth paying sticker

we'll let you know in about 2 years.


let me know now. 2 years is too long


general mood seems optimistic

I dunno dude, make your own decisions.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

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are you guys paying sticker?




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