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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CocoNutties » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:20 pm

Rising 3L's: when do we find out about Honors Fellowships?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:55 pm

CocoNutties wrote:Rising 3L's: when do we find out about Honors Fellowships?


I believe they let the last cohort know right before AJF.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby LSHopeful91 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:02 pm

PinkCow wrote:hi guys my GPA is 3.81 but the median for W&C is 3.82 and I don't know if they have a NYC office but if they do it's probably lower median but I'm not from NYC but also i got a B+ in legal writing but only because I was sleeping with the TA for the first semester and then we broke up the second semester and idk but I did really well on my Clermon't cold call




So my question is: What's the best bus to get to Wegman's?


Oh shit. Did you have some rising 2L in mind when you made this particular satirical post? (I find this hilarious by the way, and I hope we're both thinking of the same person)

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CocoNutties » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:08 pm

Does Clermont teach anything besides 1L Civ Pro?

Shut up.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby LFH_intheflesh » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:17 pm

what you didn't get enough of him or something?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby buffalobill52086 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:27 pm

I don't know if this question has been asked, so apologies if it has.

For AJF and bidding, it seems that most people say stick close to the average callback gpa provided. I assume that you can have some variation but just how much? Can anyone from last years class speak to this? For example, if you have a 3.7 is is okay to bid on a 3.73 firm or a 3.77 firm? Would the general consensus be that its okay to bid on a firm with an average gpa callback .1 higher then your GPA?

Just wondering how many "reaches" to throw in. I do have a meeting with Career resources at the end of the week but would like some non Cornell staff opinions too.

I dont know if this makes a difference or not but I have a 3.67 so wondering if I can bid on 3.77 firms or not. Since those are the top firms, I figure that they may have less people bidding so it would be okay to throw in 1-2 toward the lower end of my bid list.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:26 pm

buffalobill52086 wrote:I don't know if this question has been asked, so apologies if it has.

For AJF and bidding, it seems that most people say stick close to the average callback gpa provided. I assume that you can have some variation but just how much? Can anyone from last years class speak to this? For example, if you have a 3.7 is is okay to bid on a 3.73 firm or a 3.77 firm? Would the general consensus be that its okay to bid on a firm with an average gpa callback .1 higher then your GPA?

Just wondering how many "reaches" to throw in. I do have a meeting with Career resources at the end of the week but would like some non Cornell staff opinions too.

I dont know if this makes a difference or not but I have a 3.67 so wondering if I can bid on 3.77 firms or not. Since those are the top firms, I figure that they may have less people bidding so it would be okay to throw in 1-2 toward the lower end of my bid list.


Bidding them at all is fine. Bidding them high is not suggested. .1 is probably too much of a variance from your gpa. I think .03 is probably safe.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsox550 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:29 pm

got a shit ton of books. pm me if interested.
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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:51 am

If you haven't already, please vote for Cornell in the Class of 2016 thread so that we can get Mike Spivey to visit us. We're winning, but only by one vote right now.
MikeSpivey wrote:North, I'm going to put this and then the ultimate school whose class I am an honorary member of on my blog. Cool. Then if possible I will try to visit that school and do a "how to get the job you want" talk at that school.

Thank you for helping. :)

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby LFH_intheflesh » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:28 pm

who's mike spivey?

ETA: i googled. Not the NFL player or the mathmatician i presume? Spivey consulting?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:16 pm

LFH_intheflesh wrote:who's mike spivey?

ETA: i googled. Not the NFL player or the mathmatician i presume? Spivey consulting?

Yes, I included the link to his blog in the quote, but I suppose I could have made that clearer. Sorry.

I notice we went up another vote, so if that was you, thanks. :)

Voting ends in 22 hours. Initially I was just hoping we'd get enough votes to not look bad, but since we're so close I figured we might as well try to win.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby LFH_intheflesh » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:39 pm

Well I do like winning things.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:18 pm

LFH_intheflesh wrote:who's mike spivey?

ETA: i googled. Not the NFL player or the mathmatician i presume? Spivey consulting?


Wow what a scam that looks like.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:50 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:Wow what a scam that looks like.

Meh. I think he's legit. He posts here and I know a TLSer who used his services.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:15 am

Lavitz wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Wow what a scam that looks like.

Meh. I think he's legit. He posts here and I know a TLSer who used his services.


but why would a bunch of people who already got into law school wanna hear from a guy who helps people get into law school?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:07 am

MischiefMayhemSoap wrote:but why would a bunch of people who already got into law school wanna hear from a guy who helps people get into law school?

The contest is more about gaining TLS reputation and getting exposure on his blog. The speech is a bonus he threw in and it's on the subject of getting a job. He also does employment consulting. It's not really a big deal. Looks like we're about to lose anyway.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:22 am

Lavitz wrote:
MischiefMayhemSoap wrote:but why would a bunch of people who already got into law school wanna hear from a guy who helps people get into law school?

The contest is more about gaining TLS reputation and getting exposure on his blog. The speech is a bonus he threw in and it's on the subject of getting a job. He also does employment consulting. It's not really a big deal. Looks like we're about to lose anyway.


WUSTL needs the help more anyway.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:25 am

Arbiter213 wrote:WUSTL needs the help more anyway.

Lol, I didn't want to say it but...yeah.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby LFH_intheflesh » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:33 am

Damn and I was already imagining trying to get CLSA to pay for Taste of Thai to be delivered for his talk. Which was probably the only way I'd have attended.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:36 am

LFH_intheflesh wrote:Damn and I was already imagining trying to get CLSA to pay for Taste of Thai to be delivered for his talk. Which was probably the only way I'd have attended.

Hmm, bringing this back to regular questions then, how often do you score free meals from the law school? Is it like every day or more like 1-2 times a week? And what kinds of meals do they usually have? Apparently it's not just pizza.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:24 pm

Hockett v Whitehead for biz orgs? Curve? Better teacher? More enjoyable? Etc

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsox550 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:44 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Hockett v Whitehead for biz orgs? Curve? Better teacher? More enjoyable? Etc


uchhhh havnt even began to start thinking about which classes to take... stupid bidding process is taking me forever

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby LFH_intheflesh » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:57 pm

Lavitz wrote:
LFH_intheflesh wrote:Damn and I was already imagining trying to get CLSA to pay for Taste of Thai to be delivered for his talk. Which was probably the only way I'd have attended.

Hmm, bringing this back to regular questions then, how often do you score free meals from the law school? Is it like every day or more like 1-2 times a week? And what kinds of meals do they usually have? Apparently it's not just pizza.


1-2 times a week. Anytime there is a speaker or an event thrown by a student association (e.g. lalsa, balsa, acs, fed soc) there is usually free food. Also, even if there is closed meetings or you miss the event, leftovers are often left in the kitchen. However, the food is usually gone within a few minutes because lol its free food.

loltip: http://techawakening.org/free-sms-alert ... docs/1130/

set a filter condition for emails containing "kitchen" "free food" and set it to buzz you

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:28 pm

LFH_intheflesh wrote:set a filter condition for emails containing "kitchen" "free food" and set it to buzz you



You've been posting a lot on here lately. Welcome to the IFNB, BROTHER.
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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:33 pm

LFH_intheflesh wrote:1-2 times a week. Anytime there is a speaker or an event thrown by a student association (e.g. lalsa, balsa, acs, fed soc) there is usually free food. Also, even if there is closed meetings or you miss the event, leftovers are often left in the kitchen. However, the food is usually gone within a few minutes because lol its free food.

loltip: http://techawakening.org/free-sms-alert ... docs/1130/

set a filter condition for emails containing "kitchen" "free food" and set it to buzz you

Thanks for the tips. :)




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