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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsox550 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:56 am

no coldcalling... i thought basically any sentence from the book is fair game for the exam.... what should i focus on?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Volforlife » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:55 pm

Is tuition paid in whole in August? Can I make payment in increments?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:40 pm

Volforlife wrote:Is tuition paid in whole in August? Can I make payment in increments?

You have to pay your tuition per semester at the beginning of each semester in full

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:49 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Volforlife wrote:Is tuition paid in whole in August? Can I make payment in increments?

You have to pay your tuition per semester at the beginning of each semester in full


Is this true? I thought there was an installment plan? Not that it matters if you're paying with loans.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:09 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Volforlife wrote:Is tuition paid in whole in August? Can I make payment in increments?

You have to pay your tuition per semester at the beginning of each semester in full


Is this true? I thought there was an installment plan? Not that it matters if you're paying with loans.


This was just my experience.. you take out the loan and must pay semester tuition in full. The loan does not accrue actually if you pay the principal back within 120 days. You can make installments towards the loan over the semester without incurring interest

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby hephaestus » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:51 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Volforlife wrote:Is tuition paid in whole in August? Can I make payment in increments?

You have to pay your tuition per semester at the beginning of each semester in full


Is this true? I thought there was an installment plan? Not that it matters if you're paying with loans.

I'm fairly certain that there is an installment plan. However, I think it may come with a surcharge.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsox550 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:50 am

is it credited that the majority of clermonts multiple choice are in his black letter outline? thanks for all the help

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby hephaestus » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:11 pm

redsox550 wrote:is it credited that the majority of clermonts multiple choice are in his black letter outline? thanks for all the help

Lol no. Most of them were arcane/random topics from the neigh impenetrable casebook.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:39 pm

ImNoScar wrote:
redsox550 wrote:is it credited that the majority of clermonts multiple choice are in his black letter outline? thanks for all the help

Lol no. Most of them were arcane/random topics from the neigh impenetrable casebook.


This, and tangential lecture topics (crim pro defuq?)

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsox550 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:17 am

crap, thought the class was actually doable after i heard someone mention that all the MC come from the black letter. guess im back to the drawing board for figuring out how to study for the class. right now im stuck doing 2 hour readings in order not to miss minutia... but even thats not working out so well

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:51 am

redsox550 wrote:crap, thought the class was actually doable after i heard someone mention that all the MC come from the black letter. guess im back to the drawing board for figuring out how to study for the class. right now im stuck doing 2 hour readings in order not to miss minutia... but even thats not working out so well


MANY of the MC comes from the numbered questions in the casebook. His class is extremely manageable.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:15 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
redsox550 wrote:crap, thought the class was actually doable after i heard someone mention that all the MC come from the black letter. guess im back to the drawing board for figuring out how to study for the class. right now im stuck doing 2 hour readings in order not to miss minutia... but even thats not working out so well


MANY of the MC comes from the numbered questions in the casebook. His class is extremely manageable.


THe ones we do or do not go over in class?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:14 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
redsox550 wrote:crap, thought the class was actually doable after i heard someone mention that all the MC come from the black letter. guess im back to the drawing board for figuring out how to study for the class. right now im stuck doing 2 hour readings in order not to miss minutia... but even thats not working out so well


MANY of the MC comes from the numbered questions in the casebook. His class is extremely manageable.


THe ones we do or do not go over in class?


All are fair game.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Hnin26 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:44 am

Hi guys,

Just wondering about Cornell's admissions review process for int'l students.
I know that my scores are way below the average (LSAT 158/GPA 3.53 [US B.A.]/GRE 316)....but would they the other factors in the application weigh heavier for int'l students? I'm from Myanmar/Burma, btw.
Also, how can I get in touch with someone specific from admissions - admissions director, dean, etc.

Many thanks!

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:32 pm

Hnin26 wrote:Hi guys,

Just wondering about Cornell's admissions review process for int'l students.
I know that my scores are way below the average (LSAT 158/GPA 3.53 [US B.A.]/GRE 316)....but would they the other factors in the application weigh heavier for int'l students? I'm from Myanmar/Burma, btw.
Also, how can I get in touch with someone specific from admissions - admissions director, dean, etc.

Many thanks!


Go to Cornell Law School's website. This information should be there as far as contacting admissions.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby hephaestus » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:42 pm

Hnin26 wrote:Hi guys,

Just wondering about Cornell's admissions review process for int'l students.
I know that my scores are way below the average (LSAT 158/GPA 3.53 [US B.A.]/GRE 316)....but would they the other factors in the application weigh heavier for int'l students? I'm from Myanmar/Burma, btw.
Also, how can I get in touch with someone specific from admissions - admissions director, dean, etc.

Many thanks!

The international students I know tend to have credentials (or at least an LSAT) that match domestic students. YMMV, however, and I would reach out to someone in admissions.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby fips tedora » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:32 pm

What's a typical schedule for someone who is extremely social and likes to go out and/or participate in a lot of activities?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby mths » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:36 am

MTH2 wrote:What's a typical schedule for someone who is extremely social and likes to go out and/or participate in a lot of activities?

Whatever you want it to be.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:42 am

MTH2 wrote:What's a typical schedule for someone who is extremely social and likes to go out and/or participate in a lot of activities?


I'd say I'm closer to being one of the more social people in my class. I went out probably every friday and saturday first semester until fall break, then maybe one a week for a few weekends the cut it completely. This semester I've gone out three times a week until spring break and now plan on cutting to one time a week then no times a week shortly. Just depends how you choose to spend your time. I like to spend it studying, gym, then drinking. Some like to spend it studying, watching netflix, and drinking a glass of wine reading a book. The constant is that everyone studies. You can be as social as you want to be it won't affect your grades if you can manage your time. I'm assuming your post was referring to going out/ drinking.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Franciscus » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:24 pm

What is the PI environment like at Cornell? Are there many opportunities/jobs for this kind of work?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby mths » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:32 pm

Franciscus wrote:What is the PI environment like at Cornell? Are there many opportunities/jobs for this kind of work?

No. It's very biglaw centered.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby FlanAl » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:13 pm

Franciscus wrote:What is the PI environment like at Cornell? Are there many opportunities/jobs for this kind of work?

there are plenty of opportunities for this kind of work. We're one of very few schools that lets you do a whole semester externship wherever you want. The death penalty clinic is supposed to be really good and the pilipp is solid. The culture? its very biglaw oriented.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby JXander » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:25 am

FlanAl wrote:
Franciscus wrote:What is the PI environment like at Cornell? Are there many opportunities/jobs for this kind of work?

there are plenty of opportunities for this kind of work. We're one of very few schools that lets you do a whole semester externship wherever you want. The death penalty clinic is supposed to be really good and the pilipp is solid. The culture? its very biglaw oriented.

I wanted to contact a prof about different PI programs/clinics. Do you have any recommendations as to whom I should speak?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:19 pm

JXander wrote:
FlanAl wrote:
Franciscus wrote:What is the PI environment like at Cornell? Are there many opportunities/jobs for this kind of work?

there are plenty of opportunities for this kind of work. We're one of very few schools that lets you do a whole semester externship wherever you want. The death penalty clinic is supposed to be really good and the pilipp is solid. The culture? its very biglaw oriented.

I wanted to contact a prof about different PI programs/clinics. Do you have any recommendations as to whom I should speak?


Karen Comstock or Elizabeth Peck

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby FlanAl » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:04 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
JXander wrote:
FlanAl wrote:
Franciscus wrote:What is the PI environment like at Cornell? Are there many opportunities/jobs for this kind of work?

there are plenty of opportunities for this kind of work. We're one of very few schools that lets you do a whole semester externship wherever you want. The death penalty clinic is supposed to be really good and the pilipp is solid. The culture? its very biglaw oriented.

I wanted to contact a prof about different PI programs/clinics. Do you have any recommendations as to whom I should speak?


Karen Comstock or Elizabeth Peck


They're just the PI career services people but would probably offer a good amount of insight.

For professors you could also probably contact Glenn Galbreath, he runs the externships and I think a chunk of the clinics. Also possibly John Blume or Prof. Johnson may be helpful.




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