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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby muddup » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:27 pm

rofl probably MUCH longer

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:43 pm

If the evidence grades don't go up soon I'm going to Grutz my Spano.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby venus » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:31 pm

muddup wrote:rofl probably MUCH longer

Nice :D I was wondering if that's maybe also rolling like the admissions. April is so far in the future, especially given that some schools request a deposit by then.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:59 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:If the evidence grades don't go up soon I'm going to Grutz my Spano.


Glad I was in his Civ Pro I got my grades :-)

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby oldad » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:37 am

msblaw89 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:If the evidence grades don't go up soon I'm going to Grutz my Spano.


Glad I was in his Civ Pro I got my grades :-)



the real culs gem is wendel's pre-grades issues memo/model answer release

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:42 am

oldad wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:If the evidence grades don't go up soon I'm going to Grutz my Spano.


Glad I was in his Civ Pro I got my grades :-)



the real culs gem is wendel's pre-grades issues memo/model answer release


Yea I didn't look at that until after I got my grade... otherwise I would have been extremely happy or really sad and I wasn't willing to take the risk

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby oldad » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:48 am

the real culs gem is wendel's pre-grades issues memo/model answer release[/quote]

Yea I didn't look at that until after I got my grade... otherwise I would have been extremely happy or really sad and I wasn't willing to take the risk[/quote]

haha yeah...i'm sure he does it to help, but all it did was lead to a week of stress eating for me

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby nbj08 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:08 pm

Posted this in the c/o 2016 tread, but it's probably more appropriate here:


nbj08 wrote:(...) how many law students live downtown? Or where do most law students live in general?

I wouldn't want to be the black sheep living 20 minutes away from everyone else.



Edit for context: we were discussing the insane prices of Collegetown and whether $$$ and noise was worth living so close to the law school.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:34 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:If the evidence grades don't go up soon I'm going to Grutz my Spano.


Glad I was in his Civ Pro I got my grades :-)


So you did well then.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby FlanAl » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:34 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:If the evidence grades don't go up soon I'm going to Grutz my Spano.


Glad I was in his Civ Pro I got my grades :-)


guess he graded civ pro first. but yeah this is getting a little annoying

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:41 pm

FlanAl wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:If the evidence grades don't go up soon I'm going to Grutz my Spano.


Glad I was in his Civ Pro I got my grades :-)


guess he graded civ pro first. but yeah this is getting a little annoying


You think the date of the 18th is real, or just a smokescreen? That'd be 2 full weeks past the release of all other grades, taking total grade time to 5 weeks.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby transfer2014 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:25 pm

I think its just a smokescreen. I can't imagine they would have given him a different due date, and if they didn't, I don't know how they would defitively know when he will turn the grades in. If only this were the only class I was waiting on. I only have grades for seven credits at the moment.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:28 pm

transfer2014 wrote:I think its just a smokescreen. I can't imagine they would have given him a different due date, and if they didn't, I don't know how they would defitively know when he will turn the grades in. If only this were the only class I was waiting on. I only have grades for seven credits at the moment.


Negotiation skills too? Ouch.

And that's a good point- the 18th is probably BY the 18th- since that's the last business day before classes begin.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lincoln » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:46 pm

nbj08 wrote:Posted this in the c/o 2016 tread, but it's probably more appropriate here:


nbj08 wrote:(...) how many law students live downtown? Or where do most law students live in general?

I wouldn't want to be the black sheep living 20 minutes away from everyone else.



Edit for context: we were discussing the insane prices of Collegetown and whether $$$ and noise was worth living so close to the law school.


I live downtown, but not that many law students do. I save about $300/month compared to a similar apartment in ctown, and it takes me about 15 minutes to walk or take the bus to/from school. I also avoid the throngs of drunk undergrads that populate ctown. I'd say the only real downside is if you will want to go home to eat lunch and dinner and then back to school. Once I get home I rarely make it up the hill again.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:20 pm

Lincoln wrote:
nbj08 wrote:Posted this in the c/o 2016 tread, but it's probably more appropriate here:


nbj08 wrote:(...) how many law students live downtown? Or where do most law students live in general?

I wouldn't want to be the black sheep living 20 minutes away from everyone else.



Edit for context: we were discussing the insane prices of Collegetown and whether $$$ and noise was worth living so close to the law school.


I live downtown, but not that many law students do. I save about $300/month compared to a similar apartment in ctown, and it takes me about 15 minutes to walk or take the bus to/from school. I also avoid the throngs of drunk undergrads that populate ctown. I'd say the only real downside is if you will want to go home to eat lunch and dinner and then back to school. Once I get home I rarely make it up the hill again.


I live in hughes which is the on campus housing right next to the law school. I highly recommend Hughes. If your young or young at heart meaning you like to party on weekends I think that you would enjoy it. Even if you don't which some hughes residents choose not to drink or whatever they still seem to enjoy having a close network of friends. I attribute much of my first semester success to living close to the law school without distractions during the week such as t.v. and the immediate comforts of home. I know a lot of TLSers advise against Hughes, but for me it was a life savior. However, everyone is different. I don't think I saved too much money, but every cent was well spent IMO.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:24 pm

Sources tell me 1L median is 3.4784. Dean's list cutoff is 3.6037. Top 10% is 3.79.
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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:49 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:Sources tell me 1L median is 3.4816. Dean's list cutoff is 3.6037. Top 10% is 3.78.


thanks wow that median is pretty high. Any reason why its so much higher than last year?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:03 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Sources tell me 1L median is 3.4816. Dean's list cutoff is 3.6037. Top 10% is 3.78.


thanks wow that median is pretty high. Any reason why its so much higher than last year?


Professors are being soft.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:05 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Sources tell me 1L median is 3.4816. Dean's list cutoff is 3.6037. Top 10% is 3.78.


thanks wow that median is pretty high. Any reason why its so much higher than last year?


Professors are being soft.


lol makes sense...

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby transfer2014 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:08 pm

Lower top 10% this year. Sharing the wealth!

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lincoln » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:24 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:I live in hughes which is the on campus housing right next to the law school. I highly recommend Hughes. If your young or young at heart meaning you like to party on weekends I think that you would enjoy it. Even if you don't which some hughes residents choose not to drink or whatever they still seem to enjoy having a close network of friends. I attribute much of my first semester success to living close to the law school without distractions during the week such as t.v. and the immediate comforts of home. I know a lot of TLSers advise against Hughes, but for me it was a life savior. However, everyone is different. I don't think I saved too much money, but every cent was well spent IMO.


Is Hughes even going to be around next year? I was under the impression they were making offices out of it.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:27 pm

transfer2014 wrote:Lower top 10% this year. Sharing the wealth!


Makes sense with the higher median- more people above the line lower down, so less clustering at the top, so the cutoff is lower.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:14 am

Lincoln wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:I live in hughes which is the on campus housing right next to the law school. I highly recommend Hughes. If your young or young at heart meaning you like to party on weekends I think that you would enjoy it. Even if you don't which some hughes residents choose not to drink or whatever they still seem to enjoy having a close network of friends. I attribute much of my first semester success to living close to the law school without distractions during the week such as t.v. and the immediate comforts of home. I know a lot of TLSers advise against Hughes, but for me it was a life savior. However, everyone is different. I don't think I saved too much money, but every cent was well spent IMO.


Is Hughes even going to be around next year? I was under the impression they were making offices out of it.


no its going to be around.. they did an information sesssion for people interested in being ra's next year. Therefore, I'm assuming that it will be around for at least one more year.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CyLaw » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:03 pm

Lincoln wrote:
Lacepiece23 wrote:I live in hughes which is the on campus housing right next to the law school. I highly recommend Hughes. If your young or young at heart meaning you like to party on weekends I think that you would enjoy it. Even if you don't which some hughes residents choose not to drink or whatever they still seem to enjoy having a close network of friends. I attribute much of my first semester success to living close to the law school without distractions during the week such as t.v. and the immediate comforts of home. I know a lot of TLSers advise against Hughes, but for me it was a life savior. However, everyone is different. I don't think I saved too much money, but every cent was well spent IMO.


Is Hughes even going to be around next year? I was under the impression they were making offices out of it.


Eventually Hughes will go away. But the rumor that it will go away "next year" for office space had been around for at least 3 years.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby muddup » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:08 pm

Could any 2/3Ls share what exam format Garvey (crim) and Sherwin (Property) use? Also any other thoughts about these profs are helpful and welcomed!




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