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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby CR2012 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:51 am

redsox550 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
californiauser wrote:does cornell allow a "why cornell" essay in their application?

Assuming they haven't changed anything, there will be a question on the app asking you to explain why Cornell in three sentences. Personally, I found this was enough space for an answer, but some people insisted on including a separate addendum.


I wrote an essay (1 pg double spaced) and had really borderline numbers and got in, no way to tell if it helped or not


I wrote a three paragraph response to that question. I guess I missed where it said "three sentences." Anyway, I got in.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:00 am

Didn't realize an addendum was a possibility. I don't think I even wrote a complete sentence answer to that question. Got in. Don't think it makes a difference.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:01 am

CR2012 wrote:
redsox550 wrote:I wrote an essay (1 pg double spaced) and had really borderline numbers and got in, no way to tell if it helped or not


I wrote a three paragraph response to that question. I guess I missed where it said "three sentences." Anyway, I got in.

Yeah.

11. Interest in Cornell
1. Why have you chosen to apply to Cornell Law School? (Briefly explain your reasons in two to three short sentences.)


I guess this proves that they won't auto-reject you for writing more than they ask for. So yes, a "why Cornell" is allowed.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:56 am

I just attached a link to the library cam-girl. Got in, fwiw.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:13 pm

HBBJohnStamos wrote:I just attached a link to the library cam-girl. Got in, fwiw.


I was in the lawbrary when that video came out. Naturally I tried to watch it in the Reading Room.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby gonewiththewind » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:42 pm

MischiefMayhemSoap wrote:
HBBJohnStamos wrote:I just attached a link to the library cam-girl. Got in, fwiw.


I was in the lawbrary when that video came out. Naturally I tried to watch it in the Reading Room.


Didn't that happen on the fourth floor?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby hephaestus » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:52 pm

gonewiththewind wrote:
MischiefMayhemSoap wrote:
HBBJohnStamos wrote:I just attached a link to the library cam-girl. Got in, fwiw.


I was in the lawbrary when that video came out. Naturally I tried to watch it in the Reading Room.


Didn't that happen on the fourth floor?

Yes. The no mans land of the law library.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby newbienew » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:19 am

There's a fourth floor? Where?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby gonewiththewind » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:51 am

newbienew wrote:There's a fourth floor? Where?


There are staircases leading up right before the entrance to the reading room. It is a dark and frightening place up there, but you might find it helpful during finals for studying purposes.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby hephaestus » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:12 am

gonewiththewind wrote:
newbienew wrote:There's a fourth floor? Where?


There are staircases leading up right before the entrance to the reading room. It is a dark and frightening place up there, but you might find it helpful during finals for studying purposes.

Yeah it's the only part of the library that remains a ghost town during finals.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsox550 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:44 pm

Aight folks, the journeys been real. Transffering to T6, loved Cornell, but personal reasons. Thanks to all the ppl in this thread who helped me, I believe the advice here and on TLS greatly contirbuted to my success.

Some of you rising 2Ls who im friends with, you can probably figure out who I am in real life, its been fun, wish you all the best, ill miss you.

My interview slots should become abandoned soon (though I withdrew awhile ago and they are still there) (dont worry I am not double dipping, but wont lie, I thought about it) so TLS grab them up , i had a ton of them, and they ranked from V10's to V100's so there should be open slots for everyone. (I turned down the Journal I made awhile ago, so that wont help anyone now)

I'll still be lurking in this thread and giving out advice to Cornell 1l's if they ask Q's. peace.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsox550 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:45 pm

gonewiththewind wrote:
MischiefMayhemSoap wrote:
HBBJohnStamos wrote:I just attached a link to the library cam-girl. Got in, fwiw.


I was in the lawbrary when that video came out. Naturally I tried to watch it in the Reading Room.


Didn't that happen on the fourth floor?


nah man at least part of it definately took place on the 1st floor library all the way in back

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsox550 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:46 pm

gonewiththewind wrote:
newbienew wrote:There's a fourth floor? Where?


There are staircases leading up right before the entrance to the reading room. It is a dark and frightening place up there, but you might find it helpful during finals for studying purposes.


The private study rooms, remind me of a jail cell, but are deifnately nice to study in

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby HBBJohnStamos » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:57 pm

redsox550 wrote:Aight folks, the journeys been real. Transffering to T6, loved Cornell, but personal reasons. Thanks to all the ppl in this thread who helped me, I believe the advice here and on TLS greatly contirbuted to my success.

Some of you rising 2Ls who im friends with, you can probably figure out who I am in real life, its been fun, wish you all the best, ill miss you.

My interview slots should become abandoned soon (though I withdrew awhile ago and they are still there) (dont worry I am not double dipping, but wont lie, I thought about it) so TLS grab them up , i had a ton of them, and they ranked from V10's to V100's so there should be open slots for everyone. (I turned down the Journal I made awhile ago, so that wont help anyone now)

I'll still be lurking in this thread and giving out advice to Cornell 1l's if they ask Q's. peace.


we'll hold down the popcorn machine at chapter house for ya, lil breh

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:52 am

It has been brought to my attention Bickel and Brewer has come to AJF this year. I wonder how many people realized what that was and bid them appropriately.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby hephaestus » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:02 am

Arbiter213 wrote:It has been brought to my attention Bickel and Brewer has come to AJF this year. I wonder how many people realized what that was and bid them appropriately.

Aren't they extremely grade selective?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:06 am

ImNoScar wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:It has been brought to my attention Bickel and Brewer has come to AJF this year. I wonder how many people realized what that was and bid them appropriately.

Aren't they extremely grade selective?


Extraordinarily.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby hephaestus » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:09 am

Arbiter213 wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:It has been brought to my attention Bickel and Brewer has come to AJF this year. I wonder how many people realized what that was and bid them appropriately.

Aren't they extremely grade selective?


Extraordinarily.

More than W&C/A&P etc?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:11 am

ImNoScar wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:It has been brought to my attention Bickel and Brewer has come to AJF this year. I wonder how many people realized what that was and bid them appropriately.

Aren't they extremely grade selective?


Extraordinarily.

More than W&C/A&P etc?


I don't think A&P is in the same class as W&C, but probably comparable to W&C. Hard to say- they've never come before.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby hephaestus » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:14 am

Arbiter213 wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:More than W&C/A&P etc?


I don't think A&P is in the same class as W&C, but probably comparable to W&C. Hard to say- they've never come before.

Fair enough. I just remembered A&P's low being a 3.81, so that may be the source of my confusion.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:22 am

ImNoScar wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:More than W&C/A&P etc?


I don't think A&P is in the same class as W&C, but probably comparable to W&C. Hard to say- they've never come before.

Fair enough. I just remembered A&P's low being a 3.81, so that may be the source of my confusion.


Small sample size. Year before it was 3.44

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:23 pm

What makes Bickel & Brewer special?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:28 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:What makes Bickel & Brewer special?


$185,000 starting salary. Lit boutique.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:37 pm

Just realized that my resume did not upload to all of my bids/screeners on Tues and Weds...screwed? Or what should I do?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby MischiefMayhemSoap » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:09 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Just realized that my resume did not upload to all of my bids/screeners on Tues and Weds...screwed? Or what should I do?


Bring hard copies to the interview and try not to put too much emphasis on your attention to detail.




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