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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsoxfan1989 » Fri May 09, 2014 4:58 pm

anyriotgirl wrote:
redsoxfan1989 wrote:Two qs:

1. How hard is it to get hockey season tix for a law student/is it a bad idea for 1l to do so?

2. Are most leases in Ithaca joint (i.e. all the roommates sign the same lease) or individual (i.e. each roommate gets their own separate agreement)? Asking for liability purposes...


1. dear god don't do this unless you are (a) obsessed with hockey and (b) dead-set on going to the Harvard game. It's easy to get tickets for every other game games, and the season tickets include games that you won't be on campus for. the way the schedule works is that usually there will be two home games or 0 home games in a weekend, and most people don't want to go two nights in a row.

2. I don't know what most are, but mine were joint.


I grew up rooting for Harvard (family members are alums/former Harvard Hockey season ticketholders) and I'm just coming around to rooting for Cornell. I guess I just have to hope the away Harvard game is during a break so I can watch the Big Red win then...or just cave and buy season tix.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Thu May 29, 2014 3:10 pm

Anyone have any predictions when grades are coming out?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Thu May 29, 2014 3:20 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:Anyone have any predictions when grades are coming out?

I'm predicting Monday.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Fri May 30, 2014 12:16 am

runinthefront wrote:1. How late is too late to find a decent apartment near the law school for a reasonable price?
2. What do most leases generally require? First and last month only? First month/last month/security deposit? Only a deposit?
3. Do most people bring/buy furniture, or do they opt to rent places fully furnished?

1. define 'reasonable'. 1k range prob no deadline, since i think the collegetown apartments (in collegetown itself) don't really sell out til late summer. others may be a scramble, but the cheaper ones are usually private sellers so they pop up sporadically through the summer from what i remember.

2. mine was first/last/security/garbage fee/parking

3. depends on local. i think a lot of people buy furniture from what experience at walmart in august.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:37 pm

Grades are up

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby FlanAl » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:27 pm

redsoxfan1989 wrote:Two qs:

1. How hard is it to get hockey season tix for a law student/is it a bad idea for 1l to do so?

2. Are most leases in Ithaca joint (i.e. all the roommates sign the same lease) or individual (i.e. each roommate gets their own separate agreement)? Asking for liability purposes...


I only got season tickets for 3L and as far as I can remember its pretty easy. It also seemed like random tickets were pretty easy to come by as well. I would have like to have had season tickets all three years and I'm not even into hockey, it was fun and cheap.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby coachcowher » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:36 am

In order to maintain my scholarship, I need to stay in "good academic standing". I've tried searching on the Cornell law website, but I can't seem to find anything that defines good academic standing. Can anyone tell me what the law school's standards are for this and if they know of anyone that has lost their scholarship based on this stipulation? Thank you!!

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:00 am

coachcowher wrote:In order to maintain my scholarship, I need to stay in "good academic standing". I've tried searching on the Cornell law website, but I can't seem to find anything that defines good academic standing. Can anyone tell me what the law school's standards are for this and if they know of anyone that has lost their scholarship based on this stipulation? Thank you!!


Don't fail out or break any rules.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby coachcowher » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:16 am

Arbiter213 wrote:
coachcowher wrote:In order to maintain my scholarship, I need to stay in "good academic standing". I've tried searching on the Cornell law website, but I can't seem to find anything that defines good academic standing. Can anyone tell me what the law school's standards are for this and if they know of anyone that has lost their scholarship based on this stipulation? Thank you!!


Don't fail out or break any rules.


Lol I kind of figured but wanted to make sure that was it - thanks!

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:35 am

I made the AJF thread early, in case any neurotic 2Ls or helpful 3Ls/grads want to check in.

Incoming 1Ls, please stay here. :P

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsoxfan1989 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:42 pm

Can you pay Cornell tuition with a credit card? I assume/hope you can, because I made my deposits with one, and I'm hoping to use my 0% APR card for points/managing my savings.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:42 pm

redsoxfan1989 wrote:Can you pay Cornell tuition with a credit card? I assume/hope you can, because I made my deposits with one, and I'm hoping to use my 0% APR card for points/managing my savings.


You have a limit high enough to pay your tuition? And you're not paying with loans?

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsoxfan1989 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:46 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
redsoxfan1989 wrote:Can you pay Cornell tuition with a credit card? I assume/hope you can, because I made my deposits with one, and I'm hoping to use my 0% APR card for points/managing my savings.


You have a limit high enough to pay your tuition? And you're not paying with loans?


I have a scholarship for about 80% of tuition and I have a lot of money saved up from a few years as a paralegal in BigLaw. Right now, I think I'll need loans for the second semester of 2L and all of 3L (unless I get a market paying SA position in my home market). I'd like to conserve my savings as long as possible to minimize the loans I'll need to take out.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:48 pm

redsoxfan1989 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
redsoxfan1989 wrote:Can you pay Cornell tuition with a credit card? I assume/hope you can, because I made my deposits with one, and I'm hoping to use my 0% APR card for points/managing my savings.


You have a limit high enough to pay your tuition? And you're not paying with loans?


I have a scholarship for about 80% of tuition and I have a lot of money saved up from a few years as a paralegal in BigLaw. Right now, I think I'll need loans for the second semester of 2L and all of 3L (unless I get a market paying SA position in my home market). I'd like to conserve my savings as long as possible to minimize the loans I'll need to take out.

iirc, no you cannot. I think I called to ask that question. Call the university bursar office to confirm.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:49 pm

toothbrush wrote:
redsoxfan1989 wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:
redsoxfan1989 wrote:Can you pay Cornell tuition with a credit card? I assume/hope you can, because I made my deposits with one, and I'm hoping to use my 0% APR card for points/managing my savings.


You have a limit high enough to pay your tuition? And you're not paying with loans?


I have a scholarship for about 80% of tuition and I have a lot of money saved up from a few years as a paralegal in BigLaw. Right now, I think I'll need loans for the second semester of 2L and all of 3L (unless I get a market paying SA position in my home market). I'd like to conserve my savings as long as possible to minimize the loans I'll need to take out.

iirc, no you cannot. I think I called to ask that question. Call the university bursar office to confirm.

Net.pay says it has to be a checking or savings account.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:51 pm

Lavitz wrote:Net.pay says it has to be a checking or savings account.

Yes, which is why I said he can call to confirm what I thought - they could make an exception or have a mechanism for processing CC payments - although I *think* they do not.

And fwiw, Cornell -should-, 'cause my tt UG let me.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Arbiter213 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:54 pm

Billing and Financial Aid wrote:Paying Your E-Bill
You can pay online, by mail, or in person. Checks or money orders must be in United States dollars drawn on a United States bank and made payable to Cornell University. Postdated checks and credit cards are not accepted.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby redsoxfan1989 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:57 pm

Thanks Arbiter, Toobrush, and Lavitz. I may call up the law school/bursar's office because it doesn't make sense why they can accept CCs for deposits but not tuition payments.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby snagglepuss » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:29 pm

redsoxfan1989 wrote:Thanks Arbiter, Toobrush, and Lavitz. I may call up the law school/bursar's office because it doesn't make sense why they can accept CCs for deposits but not tuition payments.

Makes sense to me. They'd be on the hook for swipe [convenience] fees to offset the rewards earned. Your deposit total is <$1,000 so they can live with the 2-3% lost there but on tuition: no.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby toothbrush » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:22 am

Anyone have advice for the rising 2L's about to preregister for courses?

What to take, who not to take, etc.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lacepiece23 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:47 pm

toothbrush wrote:Anyone have advice for the rising 2L's about to preregister for courses?

What to take, who not to take, etc.


Take evidence with colb. Even if you want transactional. Four credit course, doesn't cold call, and only covers material covered in barbri. Her test is 35 question mc and it literally takes a half hour.

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Re: Cornell 1L taking questions

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:50 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:
toothbrush wrote:Anyone have advice for the rising 2L's about to preregister for courses?

What to take, who not to take, etc.


Take evidence with colb. Even if you want transactional. Four credit course, doesn't cold call, and only covers material covered in barbri. Her test is 35 question mc and it literally takes a half hour.

This sounds like my kind of class. :)




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