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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Pato_09 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:30 pm

Does anybody know the Top 30% mark? For purposes of making Dean's list.

Thanks!

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby ajaxconstructions » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:33 pm

Pato_09 wrote:Does anybody know the Top 30% mark? For purposes of making Dean's list.

Thanks!


Curious also.

Also what would be the top 20% mark?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:35 pm

My question, to the now 3L+ crowd, is the following: How much of a hit am I going to take when I don't make law review? I.e., my GPA is in range for Prestigious, Stuffy, and Bland, LLP, but I'm not on Law Review. Does that mean I won't get a callback despite my GPA?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby ajaxconstructions » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:43 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:My question, to the now 3L+ crowd, is the following: How much of a hit am I going to take when I don't make law review? I.e., my GPA is in range for Prestigious, Stuffy, and Bland, LLP, but I'm not on Law Review. Does that mean I won't get a callback despite my GPA?

Useless without gpa range.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby transfer2014 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:02 pm

So this is going to come off as an incredibly douchy question. I apologize in advance, but this is the cornell central thread and there isn't really anywhere else to ask it. Does anyone know how you find out if you were the one who CALIed a class?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby ajaxconstructions » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:07 pm

transfer2014 wrote:So this is going to come off as an incredibly douchy question. I apologize in advance, but this is the cornell central thread and there isn't really anywhere else to ask it. Does anyone know how you find out if you were the one who CALIed a class?


They email you. Rachlinski gives out a lot of A+s though, I wouldn't get my hopes up. I know of at least 3 others who got an A+ in that class.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby transfer2014 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:12 pm

Ah, ok. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:31 pm

ajaxconstructions wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:My question, to the now 3L+ crowd, is the following: How much of a hit am I going to take when I don't make law review? I.e., my GPA is in range for Prestigious, Stuffy, and Bland, LLP, but I'm not on Law Review. Does that mean I won't get a callback despite my GPA?

Useless without gpa range.


Say somewhere in the top 20% of the class.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby woeisme » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:37 pm

ajaxconstructions wrote:They email you. Rachlinski gives out a lot of A+s though, I wouldn't get my hopes up. I know of at least 3 others who got an A+ in that class.


What class is this?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby woeisme » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:38 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
ajaxconstructions wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:My question, to the now 3L+ crowd, is the following: How much of a hit am I going to take when I don't make law review? I.e., my GPA is in range for Prestigious, Stuffy, and Bland, LLP, but I'm not on Law Review. Does that mean I won't get a callback despite my GPA?

Useless without gpa range.


Say somewhere in the top 20% of the class.


It means you might not get a call back at some firms/clerkships/etc., yeah. Not a big deal though, you'll be good.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby ajaxconstructions » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:06 pm

woeisme wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
ajaxconstructions wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:My question, to the now 3L+ crowd, is the following: How much of a hit am I going to take when I don't make law review? I.e., my GPA is in range for Prestigious, Stuffy, and Bland, LLP, but I'm not on Law Review. Does that mean I won't get a callback despite my GPA?

Useless without gpa range.


Say somewhere in the top 20% of the class.


It means you might not get a call back at some firms/clerkships/etc., yeah. Not a big deal though, you'll be good.


What if top 20% but no journal?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:13 pm

ajaxconstructions wrote:
What if top 20% but no journal?


Quit on WC eh?

Also, love the hillman reference in your name.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby transfer2014 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:16 pm

woeisme wrote:
ajaxconstructions wrote:They email you. Rachlinski gives out a lot of A+s though, I wouldn't get my hopes up. I know of at least 3 others who got an A+ in that class.


What class is this?


contracts

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby woeisme » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:21 pm

transfer2014 wrote:
woeisme wrote:
ajaxconstructions wrote:They email you. Rachlinski gives out a lot of A+s though, I wouldn't get my hopes up. I know of at least 3 others who got an A+ in that class.


What class is this?


contracts


I had him for civ pro haha

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby woeisme » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:25 pm

ajaxconstructions wrote:
What if top 20% but no journal?


Probably a pretty tough sell for any sort of clerkship (but I imagine that's not what you're hoping for). Some firms will look down on it, but you should be good provided you don't get screwed over with bidding (which is possible and happens, but isn't particularly likely). You should be good.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby ajaxconstructions » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:26 pm

woeisme wrote:
ajaxconstructions wrote:
What if top 20% but no journal?


Probably a pretty tough sell for any sort of clerkship (but I imagine that's not what you're hoping for). Some firms will look down on it, but you should be good provided you don't get screwed over with bidding (which is possible and happens, but isn't particularly likely). You should be good.


Yeah I don't care about clerkships. Bidding I'm not worried about since I'm bidding mostly firms where I'm above the average GPA.

Maybe I can work on idk how it works anymore.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby transfer2014 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:32 pm

I have no idea how any of this bidding/firm stuff works. I hope I'm not the only person trying to learn the system in a summer.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Schang1 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:43 am

Has anyone lived in 312collegetown? Is it just full of undergrads and really loud? Any input would greatly help!

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:18 am

Schang1 wrote:Has anyone lived in 312collegetown? Is it just full of undergrads and really loud? Any input would greatly help!

I think they are completely leased for 2012-2013 year :-/

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby morally0bese » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:23 am

The word on rooms in the shared townhouses at Hasbrouck?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Mr. Somebody » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:18 pm

Can anyone recommend cheap, nearby places to park a car? I was looking around CL, is the general rate around $50/month?

IF you have any extra space you'd like to rent to me at a discount then let me know :)

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Schang1 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:58 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Schang1 wrote:Has anyone lived in 312collegetown? Is it just full of undergrads and really loud? Any input would greatly help!

I think they are completely leased for 2012-2013 year :-/


Oh gosh.. Did you secure a place yet?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:19 pm

Schang1 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Schang1 wrote:Has anyone lived in 312collegetown? Is it just full of undergrads and really loud? Any input would greatly help!

I think they are completely leased for 2012-2013 year :-/


Oh gosh.. Did you secure a place yet?

Yes, an apartment near The Commons on e state street

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby transfer2014 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:21 pm

Have people gotten dean's list emails yet?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:06 pm

transfer2014 wrote:Have people gotten dean's list emails yet?


I got a letter today. Snail mail. I heard from a reputable source the cutoff EDIT: for the c/o 2013 was a 3.67.
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