Columbia 1L Taking Questions (Class of '11)

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby NewHere » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:53 am

It's rare, but it happens. For Legal Methods, word on the street is that there are a few students who fail every year. (They have to retake the exam.) I don't know if anyone ever fails Legal Practice Workshop.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby 00TREX00 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:48 am

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby Joan Manuel Serrat » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:51 pm

00TREX00 wrote:
I don't know if anyone ever fails Legal Practice Workshop.


Its not possible. I saw someone in my section attempt it and fail to fail.


so he tied?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby 00TREX00 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:45 am

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby pretzel21 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:38 pm

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby frank_the_tank » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:55 pm

pretzel21 wrote:Hi again! I have another question for yall...

Where/how did you make most of your friends at CLS? I'm living off campus (found my own housing) and am concerned I'll have a bit of a time meeting fellow law students.

Thanks!



I'll be your friend, pretzel.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby cescalynne » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:00 pm

pretzel21 wrote:Hi again! I have another question for yall...

Where/how did you make most of your friends at CLS? I'm living off campus (found my own housing) and am concerned I'll have a bit of a time meeting fellow law students.

Thanks!


I'm living off campus too, we can be friends!

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby 00TREX00 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:46 am

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby coolgreen42 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:38 pm

Do you know any students who were accepted in the AILE program? How do their experiences differ/are they happy? Do other students think they're different or do they not know?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby NewHere » Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:02 am

Never heard of it. I looked up what it is just now. I don't think this is an identifiable category of law students. By the time they start law school, they are starting the three-year program just like everyone else. It's just that they've completed undergrad in three rather than four years. There are plenty of people at the law school who graduated college in three years (or four years or five years), with or without the AILE program, and people who took four years to finish undergrad but had started college when they were, e.g., 16. That's not something that other students necessarily know, and if they do know I find it hard to believe that it makes any difference whatsoever. People start law school at all sorts of ages, a year earlier or later isn't even noticeable, from the perspective of other students.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby Skadden Stairs » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:49 pm

Best locker spot?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby NewHere » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:17 pm

Irrelevant. They are all within about 30 feet from each other.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby indecisive09 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:06 am

what size bed do the studios and one bedrooms in 420 W. 116th come with?
what are the other furnishings included?

thanks!

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby Antipodean » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:01 pm

NewHere wrote:Irrelevant. They are all within about 30 feet from each other.

Is there any pattern with the numbers and the locker's physical placement? ie, Odd numbers above the even numbers in height?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby NewHere » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:48 pm

Is there any pattern with the numbers and the locker's physical placement? ie, Odd numbers above the even numbers in height?


Yes, I think even numbers are at the bottom. (Not sure if that's the case throughout the locker spaces, though.)

But guys, really, this is like asking what color your casebooks will have so that you can buy a matching backpack.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby Skadden Stairs » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:06 pm

NewHere wrote:
Is there any pattern with the numbers and the locker's physical placement? ie, Odd numbers above the even numbers in height?


Yes, I think even numbers are at the bottom. (Not sure if that's the case throughout the locker spaces, though.)

But guys, really, this is like asking what color your casebooks will have so that you can buy a matching backpack.

But this is good to know! There's no way I'm tall enough to effectively manage a top locker.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby NewHere » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:30 pm

> But this is good to know! There's no way I'm tall enough to effectively manage a top locker.

Fair enough. On the other hand, I'm one of the shortest people in the law school. If I can manage a top locker anyone can. (I think the top ones start at about 3 feet high. Surely you're taller than 3 ft.?)

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby frank_the_tank » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:43 pm

I thought it was common knowledge that Lex is a dwarf.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby 06132010 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:48 pm

is it common for people to take the LEEWS course prior to/during 1L year? should we?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby Mells » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:14 pm

Sorry if this was asked earlier, but what are the class sizes? That is, how many people are typically in each class (i.e. Torts)?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby NewHere » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:16 pm

In the first semester, everyone has two classes in 'large sections' (about 90 students) and one in 'small sections' (about 30 students). Which one of your classes will be your small section depends on what group you're in. So you might e.g. have Torts in a class of 30 students, and Contracts and Civ Pro in a class of 90. Or Civ Pro with, Contracts and Torts with 90, etc.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby Antipodean » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:46 am

NewHere wrote:Yes, I think even numbers are at the bottom. (Not sure if that's the case throughout the locker spaces, though.)

Thanks for the info, NewHere. I'm kinda tall, so I'd prefer not to have a floor-hugging locker.

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby zero1 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:34 pm

One more question about the gym...


Is the problem with Dodge (that's its name, right?) the overcrowdedness or sub-par equipment?

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Re: Columbia 1L Taking Questions

Postby asealclubber » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:05 pm

This year 1L class sizes are going to be a little different, I think (based on the # of sections of each class). Fall 1Ls will have Contracts as their small section, with about 40-50 in each class. Civ Pro and Torts will be the other courses, each with about 60-70 in each class. Spring semester, all classes will have about 90-100 in them (except for the elective).




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