Cornell 1L taking questions

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby lsatbobby » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:02 pm

that brings up a question...

will you all reveal yourselves if we attend

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby neskerdoo » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:04 pm

I have nothing to hide

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby dolcevita11 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:08 pm

neskerdoo wrote:well, if you enroll in the fall, I will point woeisme out to you and you can beat him up.... deal?



hahaha thanks neskerdoo :)

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby LeahNic » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:52 pm

neskerdoo wrote:I have nothing to hide


I'm extremely difficult to figure out.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby lsatbobby » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:54 pm

haha

as I assumed

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby kn6542 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:34 am

neskerdoo wrote:I have nothing to hide

You have a lot to hide; you just don't know you should.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Westmalle » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:37 am

kn6542 wrote:
neskerdoo wrote:I have nothing to hide

You have a lot to hide; you just don't know you should.


is this a not-so-subtle dig for how Nesker dresses?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby kn6542 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:41 pm

Westmalle wrote:
kn6542 wrote:
neskerdoo wrote:I have nothing to hide

You have a lot to hide; you just don't know you should.


is this a not-so-subtle dig for how Nesker dresses?

I was gonna say something about a certain type of berry but I should refrain.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Westmalle » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:49 am

<<13 hours of head scratching>> ... I don't get it.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby ben1185 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:25 pm

Westmalle wrote:<<13 hours of head scratching>> ... I don't get it.


And the head scratching continues... way to kill the thread :-p

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby LeahNic » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:07 am

ben1185 wrote:
Westmalle wrote:<<13 hours of head scratching>> ... I don't get it.


And the head scratching continues... way to kill the thread :-p



It's an inside joke. Not one for an internet forum :-). Kind of a you had to be there type thing.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby JJim1919 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:19 am

I know the economy is in shambles, but any idea of what it takes/if it is possible to get a high paying 1L summer internship?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby bishopus » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:29 am

How scared are Cornell 3Ls about job prospects?

How scared are you--and other 1Ls?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby 18488 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:37 am

JJim1919 wrote:I know the economy is in shambles, but any idea of what it takes/if it is possible to get a high paying 1L summer internship?


high-paying 1L gig: not likley
paying 1L: likely if you have local connections to a smaller market.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby bishopus » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:52 am

Also: have clerkships gotten more competitive?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby LeahNic » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:19 am

I don't really know about whether or not clerkships are more competitive. As 1Ls I dont know that we really think about it yet.

I havent heard of any 3Ls freaking out about not having jobs-- but I'm not friends with very many of them either.

For us, I personally am not worried. I dont want to do BigLaw and I also think that by the time we graduate the economy willl have turned around, so it wont be an issue.

For a 1L high paying gig-- from what I have seen it just matters what market you are trying to get into and if you have any connections.

I have a friend making market in Houston for 1L summer-- but they only hire 1Ls for half the summer. It really depends on your connections I think.

I'll be staying here in Ithaca by choice this summer doing non-profit work most likely. I've heard upper classmen encourage 1Ls to not try to get firms jobs just because it's nice to have another experience before you work for a firm for the next however many years of your life.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby como » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:01 pm

LeahNic wrote:I don't really know about whether or not clerkships are more competitive. As 1Ls I dont know that we really think about it yet.

I havent heard of any 3Ls freaking out about not having jobs-- but I'm not friends with very many of them either.

For us, I personally am not worried. I dont want to do BigLaw and I also think that by the time we graduate the economy willl have turned around, so it wont be an issue.

For a 1L high paying gig-- from what I have seen it just matters what market you are trying to get into and if you have any connections.

I have a friend making market in Houston for 1L summer-- but they only hire 1Ls for half the summer. It really depends on your connections I think.

I'll be staying here in Ithaca by choice this summer doing non-profit work most likely. I've heard upper classmen encourage 1Ls to not try to get firms jobs just because it's nice to have another experience before you work for a firm for the next however many years of your life.


That sounds like sage advice.

I was under the impression that paying 'biglaw' 1L gigs were hard to land in a good economy, even from a top school.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Westmalle » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:10 pm

Some random questions:
  • How are the gyms? Or maybe a better question: will I get fat during LS?
  • Who are the remarkable profs that I might have my first year? I just received the Cornell binder yesterday and would like to read their bios.
  • How excellent is the Ithaca Farmers' Market? I enjoy cooking, so a good farmers' market would be a big plus.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby fsohn » Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:01 pm

Answers:
1) I'm the laziest guy you'll meet. I went to the gym once or twice since I've been here. I've probably put on a little less than ten pounds, but I've weighed more in my life. Other folks are perfectly responsible about taking care of themselves, though i've heard complaints (especially about noyes, which is closest to the law school) that things can get packed. There's always the squash court though, where it isn't too hard to get a time, right in the building.
2) Remarkable profs: all of them. J/K. As a first year, you will have Hillman, who is one of my favorite professors ever. You might have Michael Dorf (rumor has it that he's going to teach a consitutional law section next year), which would be awesome. You'll have Kevin Clermont, for at least one semester, and despite his legendarily difficult exams, he's a good teacher. Steve Shiffrin is a bid deal in first amendment stuff, and Jeff Rachlinski is a big deal in the empirical legal studies field, and a riot in class.
3) The Farmer's Market is pretty good. I've only been twice, but both times were enjoyable, both for the fresh produce and the random stuff you'll see only in Ithaca. I took my parents there when they came to visit, though, and they (being super conservative folks, who are convinced they've never met a gay person in their life) were a bit taken aback.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby neskerdoo » Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:13 pm

Hillman is awesome... and we have a visiting professor this semester for Spring's Contracts who I hope is going to be a permanent fixture here, so maybe future 1L's will all be excited about one Professor Hoffman...

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby studymaster » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:23 pm

Got a few questions as I prematurely mull over my school options (with 6 apps still out to pasture who knows what kind of choice I will face) so thanks in advance for any answers

1.) Are there any good neighborhoods between Ithaca College and Cornell? (i.e. pretty walkable from both)
2.) do you recommend living with other law students or with someone who wont get into the whole finals stress madness..?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby paraducks » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:40 pm

say i want to maintain foreign language proficiencies, are there any options?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby neskerdoo » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:53 pm

you mean like undergrad/ grad classes?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby paraducks » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:32 pm

neskerdoo wrote:you mean like undergrad/ grad classes?


i guess something like that. i studied chinese for four years and studied in china a couple of times... seems a shame to let it go down the tube. i feel like spanish would be easier to maintain so i'm interested in that, too...

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby studymaster » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:01 pm

paraducks wrote:
neskerdoo wrote:you mean like undergrad/ grad classes?


i guess something like that. i studied chinese for four years and studied in china a couple of times... seems a shame to let it go down the tube. i feel like spanish would be easier to maintain so i'm interested in that, too...

What a coincidence.
I did 3 years of chinese, some in china, and spanish, both of which I want to keep up / improve..

Cornell also has some tempting looking study abroad options for chinese that I definitely are points in cornell's favor in my book




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