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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

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subscribing... will be at Wake in the fall, deposit in the mail... whoo!

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby whenpigsfly » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:27 pm

ejed09 wrote:Was wondering if a wake law school student could talk about the social scene. Are students at the school close nit or are there cliques. Do most students live together? If so, where is a good place to live as a 1L so your no too far away from campus/fellow students.

Yes, there is a social scene. I'd say generally each class is pretty close knit, but cliques have developed over time, as can be expected with a class size of around 150. It's not really catty though, just different groups of friends. Most students live with other law students, and normally match up with people during Wake's House Hunt in June. The Crowne Apartments are where a lot of students live their first year so that they are close to other students and the campus, but there are a number of other options, too.

ejed09 wrote:Also on a unrelated topic, how find employment prospects for either dc, nyc or boston? I know wake is really strong in NC, but do firms from the big cities also interview (for internships/ FT)?

There are a few firms and government agencies that interview during OCI. And, Wake has job jobs fairs in DC, NY, and New England as well. But for jobs out of NC you really can just mail stuff in directly/find opportunities on your own. Through mailings I had interview offers in Seattle, Boston, and Philadelphia (government stuff, as that's what I want to do, but still), so it can be done if you put the time in.

twintipping_bumps wrote:Do many students live in downtown Winston-Salem? The Nissen building seems like it might be decent.

I know a handful of my 2L classmates that live downtown and in the West End, but most didn't move down there until after their 1L year, probably because they wanted to live closer to campus/other law students initially. But the Nissen Building is super nice. The rooftop pool is pretty sweet.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby PirateCap'n » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:58 pm

Does anyone have a link to webpage where the school suggests what you need in a laptop? I know WFU requires one, and I know I've seen this page before. However, I've been searching for two days and still can't find it. Also, does anyone happen to know if Windows 7 will be ok to use for exams this upcoming year?

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby koopa_troopa » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:16 pm

Any students familiar with the typical utility bill for a 1BR apartment in Winston-Salem - power and water?

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby tarheel87 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:24 pm

Look up Wake on Autoadmit; seems like they get a ton of hate over there, any idea why?

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby traehekat » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:46 pm

koopa_troopa wrote:Any students familiar with the typical utility bill for a 1BR apartment in Winston-Salem - power and water?


+1, especially in regards to the Crowne apartments.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby tstyler98 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:18 am

traehekat wrote:
koopa_troopa wrote:Any students familiar with the typical utility bill for a 1BR apartment in Winston-Salem - power and water?


+1, especially in regards to the Crowne apartments.


I know whenpigsfly lives in a Crowne apartment, so hopefully she can shed some light.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby whenpigsfly » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:17 pm

tstyler98 wrote:
traehekat wrote:
koopa_troopa wrote:Any students familiar with the typical utility bill for a 1BR apartment in Winston-Salem - power and water?


+1, especially in regards to the Crowne apartments.


I know whenpigsfly lives in a Crowne apartment, so hopefully she can shed some light.


I may not be the best to answer, because I am one of those people who have every light in the apartment on all the time. But on average, I'd say my utility bill is around 35-40 a month. Obviously more in the winter when I blast the heat, but you don't really need heat or AC 6+ months of the year. And re: water, I can't give you an estimate because the Crownes didn't have water meters. Unfortunately, they are putting them in over the summer (Boooo), but I can't even guess how much that bill will be. Sorry guys.

And for those not familiar with the area, we're in the heart of Time Warner Cable country, so whatever deals they are running can give you an idea of what your cable/internet/phone bill may be. Of course, DirectTV is an option too.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby tstyler98 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:17 pm

whenpigsfly wrote:
tstyler98 wrote:
traehekat wrote:
koopa_troopa wrote:Any students familiar with the typical utility bill for a 1BR apartment in Winston-Salem - power and water?


+1, especially in regards to the Crowne apartments.


I know whenpigsfly lives in a Crowne apartment, so hopefully she can shed some light.


I may not be the best to answer, because I am one of those people who have every light in the apartment on all the time. But on average, I'd say my utility bill is around 35-40 a month. Obviously more in the winter when I blast the heat, but you don't really need heat or AC 6+ months of the year. And re: water, I can't give you an estimate because the Crownes didn't have water meters. Unfortunately, they are putting them in over the summer (Boooo), but I can't even guess how much that bill will be. Sorry guys.

And for those not familiar with the area, we're in the heart of Time Warner Cable country, so whatever deals they are running can give you an idea of what your cable/internet/phone bill may be. Of course, DirectTV is an option too.


Thanks! That's even better than what I was paying for electric in the D.C. area. (Not that that should be a big surprise.) I try to turn lights off and keep my apartment on the warm side in the summer and cool side in the winter, but I was still paying on average about $70 a month.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby kalvano » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:11 pm

Good lord. I'd kill for a $70 electric bill. How big are these apartments?

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby traehekat » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:15 pm

kalvano wrote:Good lord. I'd kill for a $70 electric bill. How big are these apartments?


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They are enormous. 850 or 900 square feet for a 1 bedroom.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby kalvano » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:23 pm

Makes me feel better about the house I am going to have to rent. I'm used to a minimum of $200 - $250.
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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby sufjan » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:31 pm

traehekat wrote:
kalvano wrote:Good lord. I'd kill for a $70 electric bill. How big are these apartments?


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They are enormous. 850 or 900 square feet for a 1 bedroom.


wow. about the same size of the 2BR apt my wife and i currently rent. plus our electric bill is around 120-160

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby moandersen » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:39 pm

there are a few different crowne apartment complexes, is one better than another? my biggest concern with complexes are the thin walls, anyone with firsthand knowledge how how (not) thin they are?

would cragislist be a good way to find an apartment, or some place like apartmentfinder.com be better? thanks.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby traehekat » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:47 pm

moandersen wrote:there are a few different crowne apartment complexes, is one better than another? my biggest concern with complexes are the thin walls, anyone with firsthand knowledge how how (not) thin they are?


Also interested in this. I saw they differ in price a bit, too.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby LiveFree » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:57 pm

Does anyone have an approximate cost of living (COL) for NC? Obviously this varies depending on where exactly one lives and how often he/she decides to go out and socialize - but can someone provide a ballpark figure?

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby whenpigsfly » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:50 pm

moandersen wrote:there are a few different crowne apartment complexes, is one better than another? my biggest concern with complexes are the thin walls, anyone with firsthand knowledge how how (not) thin they are?

would cragislist be a good way to find an apartment, or some place like apartmentfinder.com be better? thanks.


There isn't a big difference between them. Oaks is the oldest (5-6 years old or so) and Polo is the newest (2-3 years old). All have similar pools and workout rooms, but Oaks is the only one with a pool. Park is the biggest, and Oaks is the smallest. Oaks, Polo, and Park are all less than 5 minutes from campus, while Crowne Club is a good 20 minute drive away.

If you are planning on getting a one bedroom, the wall issue isn't too much of a problem, as there are next to no undergrads in the one bedroom buildings, and one bedroom apartments are located in buildings with exclusively other one bedrooms. I imagine if you live on a top floor, the noise really isn't an issue otherwise.

And I think the best way to apartment hunt is the House Hunt event in June. There are some shady complexes not too far away from the school, and you wouldn't be able to tell just looking at a website. In addition to the Crownes, a number of students live at The Corners, The Pines, The Trails, Alaris Village and the Nissen Building, all of which are less than 10 minutes from school. There are also a number of houses available for rent on and around campus, some of which are listed on the Wake website.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby moandersen » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:54 am

whenpigsfly wrote:If you are planning on getting a one bedroom, the wall issue isn't too much of a problem, as there are next to no undergrads in the one bedroom buildings, and one bedroom apartments are located in buildings with exclusively other one bedrooms. I imagine if you live on a top floor, the noise really isn't an issue otherwise.


But what if you will be renting a 2 bedroom?

Thanks for all the helpful info!

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby whenpigsfly » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:00 pm

moandersen wrote:
whenpigsfly wrote:If you are planning on getting a one bedroom, the wall issue isn't too much of a problem, as there are next to no undergrads in the one bedroom buildings, and one bedroom apartments are located in buildings with exclusively other one bedrooms. I imagine if you live on a top floor, the noise really isn't an issue otherwise.


But what if you will be renting a 2 bedroom?

Thanks for all the helpful info!


Maybe on the weekends? Since I'm in a 1 bedroom, I don't have a good answer. But lishi's in a two bedroom at a Crowne, so maybe she can say something more useful than I can!

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:42 pm

How much does a 2-bedroom rent for?

Because I saw houses for rent for around $1000 that looked pretty nice.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

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PirateCap'n wrote:Does anyone have a link to webpage where the school suggests what you need in a laptop? I know WFU requires one, and I know I've seen this page before. However, I've been searching for two days and still can't find it. Also, does anyone happen to know if Windows 7 will be ok to use for exams this upcoming year?


+1

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby exitlane » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:31 pm

I am somewhat worried about securing housing in Winston-Salem. Currently, I do not own a car and can not really afford a trip to Wake Forest to search for an apartment/room. Need advice.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

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exitlane wrote:I am somewhat worried about securing housing in Winston-Salem. Currently, I do not own a car and can not really afford a trip to Wake Forest to search for an apartment/room. Need advice.


Depending on your financial situation, the Crowne apartments seem to be a pretty safe bet. They look nice, close to campus, a lot of law students living there, people have already vouched for them, etc. Only thing is they are a little pricey by W-S standards.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby exitlane » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:20 pm

traehekat wrote:
exitlane wrote:I am somewhat worried about securing housing in Winston-Salem. Currently, I do not own a car and can not really afford a trip to Wake Forest to search for an apartment/room. Need advice.


Depending on your financial situation, the Crowne apartments seem to be a pretty safe bet. They look nice, close to campus, a lot of law students living there, people have already vouched for them, etc. Only thing is they are a little pricey by W-S standards.


They seem great, yet I would prefer to share an apt rather than have a single.

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Re: Wake Law Students taking Questions!!!

Postby traehekat » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:34 pm

exitlane wrote:
traehekat wrote:
exitlane wrote:I am somewhat worried about securing housing in Winston-Salem. Currently, I do not own a car and can not really afford a trip to Wake Forest to search for an apartment/room. Need advice.


Depending on your financial situation, the Crowne apartments seem to be a pretty safe bet. They look nice, close to campus, a lot of law students living there, people have already vouched for them, etc. Only thing is they are a little pricey by W-S standards.


They seem great, yet I would prefer to share an apt rather than have a single.


They have two bedrooms, no? Although, there are more undergraduates in those buildings, so it could be louder. Plus, it may be a little tougher finding a roommate without visiting.




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