Columbia Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Why did you choose Columbia?

Location
19
17%
Prestige/ranking
42
37%
Job prospects
28
25%
Professors and academics
7
6%
$$ The big fat Hamilton I got $$
17
15%
 
Total votes: 113

et110
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby et110 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:23 pm

tecumseh115 wrote:Anyone able to set up their CLS email on their phone?

Also, any ideas on readings/anything we should be doing over the summer? Last day of work is Friday, going to have some freetime and unsure if I need to be doing anything besides relaxing.


There's step by step instructions on how to do the phone set up! I can't remember how I got to the link I believe there was a link to it in the email where we got our LionMail set up info!

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curlietop86
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby curlietop86 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:04 am

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DCfilterDC
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby DCfilterDC » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:25 am

Am I supposed to email my roommates? I didn't even think about it until I saw someone post concerned they didn't get the contact information...

JFO1833
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby JFO1833 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:25 pm

tecumseh115 wrote:Anyone able to set up their CLS email on their phone?


I have had great success with the GMail app. Loads Columbia e-mail right up along with my primary GMail account. I like it far more than the built in mail app.

lukewarmest
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lukewarmest » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:33 am

Has anyone heard from financial aid office yet about loans. Filled out all the forms, cleared credit check with studentloans.gov, etc. Financial aid office told me they'd be in touch in late June, but I've yet to hear anything.

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:04 pm

lukewarmest wrote:Has anyone heard from financial aid office yet about loans. Filled out all the forms, cleared credit check with studentloans.gov, etc. Financial aid office told me they'd be in touch in late June, but I've yet to hear anything.


Nothing yet. I'd be surprised if we hear anything from them before the last week of July, but hard to say.

tecumseh115
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tecumseh115 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:27 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:
lukewarmest wrote:Has anyone heard from financial aid office yet about loans. Filled out all the forms, cleared credit check with studentloans.gov, etc. Financial aid office told me they'd be in touch in late June, but I've yet to hear anything.


Nothing yet. I'd be surprised if we hear anything from them before the last week of July, but hard to say.


They emailed me about missing information last week.

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:16 pm

Heard from financial aid last week. Meanwhile, in today's "To-Do Tuesday", a link to an academics and classes guide...

Aaaand it doesn't work. Surprise surprise!

et110
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby et110 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:45 am

LetsGoMets wrote:Heard from financial aid last week. Meanwhile, in today's "To-Do Tuesday", a link to an academics and classes guide...

Aaaand it doesn't work. Surprise surprise!



It does work! You just need to log in to LawNet or make sure you're logged in before you click the link.

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:02 am

et110 wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:Heard from financial aid last week. Meanwhile, in today's "To-Do Tuesday", a link to an academics and classes guide...

Aaaand it doesn't work. Surprise surprise!



It does work! You just need to log in to LawNet or make sure you're logged in before you click the link.


Now it does, but it didn't when they sent the email, or the other times I checked through the week until this morning.

The 1L curriculum page seems to have the most useful info. Hadn't seen this before, re: first semester:

You will be assigned to one of the following groupings:

Civil Procedure + Torts + Constitutional Law
Civil Procedure + Torts + Contracts
Civil Procedure + Torts + Property

stacykim
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby stacykim » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:41 am

Selling "Legal Methods: Understanding and using cases and statutes" Third Edition by Peter L. Strauss (ISBN: 978-1-60930-199-6) for $50 OBO. Bought brand new last year, like new - very little highlighting/writing on the actual textbook (maybe on 20 out of 778 pages). I'm on campus so I can meet you any time after work hours. Email me at: stacy.kim@law.columbia.edu.

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girlmonster
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby girlmonster » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:25 am

Hello incoming 1Ls! I'm a rising 2L at CLS looking for a new roommate/place to live, because of my dog. (She's super friendly and well-trained, but my new UAH-assigned roommate is allergic.) If you or someone you know is looking for a roommate, feel free to PM me with any questions, etc.

I look forward to meeting some of you soon-ish!

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4LTsPointingNorth
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby 4LTsPointingNorth » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:57 am

Anyone know when first tuition payment is due? Are we supposed to buy books prior to orientation? Will they give me any CLS swag gear at orientation, or do I need to by it all myself (e.g., t-shirt or sweatshirt)

stoopkid13
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby stoopkid13 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:22 pm

4LTsPointingNorth wrote:Anyone know when first tuition payment is due? Are we supposed to buy books prior to orientation? Will they give me any CLS swag gear at orientation, or do I need to by it all myself (e.g., t-shirt or sweatshirt)


First statements are due September 18 and should come out August 10. http://sfs.columbia.edu/files/sfs/conte ... .12.15.pdf

This is also helpful: http://sfs.columbia.edu/billing/ways-to-pay

I think it's weird that I haven't gotten any billing information though (maybe I just missed it?)

lawyaing2018
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lawyaing2018 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:41 pm

Hey guys, silly question. How are our students loans actually distributed to us? I don't remember providing any info to the university about my bank account.
Sorry for being a noob.

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John_Luther1989
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby John_Luther1989 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:49 pm

lawyaing2018 wrote:Hey guys, silly question. How are our students loans actually distributed to us? I don't remember providing any info to the university about my bank account.
Sorry for being a noob.


When the money hits your student account (assuming you submitted your loan forms), the school takes the money needed for this semesters tuition & fees and the rest is made accessible to you.

Go to this site to setup direct deposit to your account: https://ssol.columbia.edu/

If you didn't/don't do that, you'll have to go get a check processed for you, which is a huge bureaucratic hassle.

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dlrkgml
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby dlrkgml » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:22 am

Is it just me or are there one too many sites we need to keep track of in order to check our various information? Is there a way we can check everything at once?

Slash is it just me or is Columbia really bad at letting us know what to expect, when and how..? Maybe my undergrad institution was just that on top of everything :shock:

tecumseh115
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tecumseh115 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:32 am

Hey has anyone moved in yet? Can you walk us through what expect, i.e. where to go, how the process works, are there bins or staff to help us? I'm going to be on crutches and worried that this is going to go horribly wrong.

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:26 pm

dlrkgml wrote:Is it just me or are there one too many sites we need to keep track of in order to check our various information? Is there a way we can check everything at once?

Slash is it just me or is Columbia really bad at letting us know what to expect, when and how..? Maybe my undergrad institution was just that on top of everything :shock:


Yeah there are way too many. LawNet seems to be the primary one for most academic-related items, SSOL seems to be for administrative stuff. There are others as well related to IT, financial aid, etc, but those seem to be the two major ones.

tecumseh115 wrote: Hey has anyone moved in yet? Can you walk us through what expect, i.e. where to go, how the process works, are there bins or staff to help us? I'm going to be on crutches and worried that this is going to go horribly wrong.


Was pretty straightforward for me. You go to the UAH office at 401 West 119th with your photos at your appointment time, sign your contract, and then you go to the building and get your keys from the super, and start moving stuff up. I assume it varies building to building whether there are carts, building staff to help, etc.

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White Dwarf
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby White Dwarf » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:33 pm

+1 ^

It takes about 15 minutes going through the process of signing your lease. The biggest problem is parking. I had to roam around the streets near campus for ~35 minutes before anything opened up. You may be in for a hike if your street is super busy.

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:21 pm

Orientation schedule is up, in case anyone didn't get the email:

https://web.law.columbia.edu/sites/defa ... -13prt.pdf

jrc223
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby jrc223 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:55 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:Orientation schedule is up, in case anyone didn't get the email:

https://web.law.columbia.edu/sites/defa ... -13prt.pdf


I know we need to be there for registration, but are all of the events/presentations on Monday & Tuesday mandatory as well?

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:18 pm

jrc223 wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:Orientation schedule is up, in case anyone didn't get the email:

https://web.law.columbia.edu/sites/defa ... -13prt.pdf


I know we need to be there for registration, but are all of the events/presentations on Monday & Tuesday mandatory as well?


Hard to say, but I would assume so. I mean I doubt they're gonna be taking attendance and penalizing us if we don't show, but I would guess they want us there, particularly for the "Community and Citizenship" session and that kind of stuff.

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White Dwarf
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby White Dwarf » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:03 pm

Yeah, I'd assume mandatory, or at least highly recommended. I think they're just emphasizing for certain groups that particular meetings are ultra important. Anyway, most of the events are things I'd go to even if they were optional.

Dat 94 degree forecast tho :(

jrc223
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby jrc223 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:00 pm

White Dwarf wrote:Yeah, I'd assume mandatory, or at least highly recommended. I think they're just emphasizing for certain groups that particular meetings are ultra important. Anyway, most of the events are things I'd go to even if they were optional.

Dat 94 degree forecast tho :(


Same here, super excited for most the events. But there were a couple I'd pass on, if only to avoid 11 straight hours of orientation programming lol




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