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

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:20 pm

Good idea to go and meet people but no one will care if you miss any of the orientation stuff. If there's something you were supposed to attend they'll send the recording of it and have you affirm you listened to it.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:58 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:Good idea to go and meet people but no one will care if you miss any of the orientation stuff. If there's something you were supposed to attend they'll send the recording of it and have you affirm you listened to it.


Good to know, thanks. Any other general orientation tips?

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:51 pm

Nah just have a good time and enjoy the free stuff.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lawyaing2018 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:01 am

Tiago Splitter wrote: the free stuff.


Let's not kid ourselves here. Those bumper stickers cost us $85k

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:32 pm

Your goal is to drink enough free alcohol to make that a bargain

xerxes2018
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby xerxes2018 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:40 pm

Any truth to the rumor that the first day's attire is "business formal"?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby xerxes2018 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:41 pm

*Sorry, by "first day", I actually meant orientation (all of orientation)*

jrc223
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby jrc223 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:01 pm

Oh I hadn't heard that rumor. I was planning on dressing rather casually, but I'd be interested to know if business formal during orientation is a thing

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White Dwarf
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby White Dwarf » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:02 pm

Going by the pictures in the orientation emails (assuming those are from past year's orientation), things looks fairly casual. It's also going to be 90+.

I'm wearing khakis and a t-shirt. Worst case, I can go home during lunch and change.

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John_Luther1989
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby John_Luther1989 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:08 am

Orientation Everything is casual. Don't overthink this.

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:20 pm

Is there actually another full day of panels tomorrow

Not sure I can make it through any more

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby jrc223 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:30 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:Is there actually another full day of panels tomorrow

Not sure I can make it through any more


lol i feel the same way. Not really sure if I'll go to the SJI thing, but I'll go to everything between "Entering the Legal Profession" and "Sexual Respect Initiatives" as I think those are targeted towards everyone/something they'll likely take attendance at

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby stoopkid13 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:37 am

jrc223 wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:Is there actually another full day of panels tomorrow

Not sure I can make it through any more


lol i feel the same way. Not really sure if I'll go to the SJI thing, but I'll go to everything between "Entering the Legal Profession" and "Sexual Respect Initiatives" as I think those are targeted towards everyone/something they'll likely take attendance at


I thought they were joking when the said they'd take attendance....still figured on going anyway though.

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White Dwarf
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby White Dwarf » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:42 am

Definitely some panel-fatigue here as well. Yesterday could have been 80% shorter and still been just as useful (ie. not particularly).

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby jrc223 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:21 pm

stoopkid13 wrote:
jrc223 wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:Is there actually another full day of panels tomorrow

Not sure I can make it through any more


lol i feel the same way. Not really sure if I'll go to the SJI thing, but I'll go to everything between "Entering the Legal Profession" and "Sexual Respect Initiatives" as I think those are targeted towards everyone/something they'll likely take attendance at


I thought they were joking when the said they'd take attendance....still figured on going anyway though.


lol in retrospect pretty sure they were srs

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby GoneSouth » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:32 pm

Shoutout to the people gunning in the professionalism panel :shock:

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White Dwarf
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby White Dwarf » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:24 pm

lol, there were some bizarre and totally unnecessary Q's thrown out during that panel.

Though I did like when that guy called out the speaker on the past failings of the sexual assault office.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby jrc223 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:37 pm

If anyone is interested, found the voicemail that Jeremy Feinberg was talking about during the professionalism panel: http://www.kinsellalaw.com/2004/08/24/a ... -internet/

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby kingpin101 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:47 am

Holy hell there were some awkward people during both days of orientation.

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White Dwarf
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby White Dwarf » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:17 pm

Never realized how shitty my resume was until I started chatting with my classmates. Good grief at some of these people.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby DCfilterDC » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:45 am

jrc223 wrote:If anyone is interested, found the voicemail that Jeremy Feinberg was talking about during the professionalism panel: http://www.kinsellalaw.com/2004/08/24/a ... -internet/


Seems kind've dick-ish for that guy to release the voicemail tho.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:31 pm

White Dwarf wrote:Never realized how shitty my resume was until I started chatting with my classmates. Good grief at some of these people.


"I graduated Yale with honors, volunteered with an international NGO in Burundi for a year, then was an analyst at Goldman Sachs, and spent the last year as a paralegal at Skadden where I helped partners draft memos and briefs."

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby John_Luther1989 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:18 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:
White Dwarf wrote:Never realized how shitty my resume was until I started chatting with my classmates. Good grief at some of these people.


"I graduated Yale with honors, volunteered with an international NGO in Burundi for a year, then was an analyst at Goldman Sachs, and spent the last year as a paralegal at Skadden where I helped partners draft memos and briefs."


Yale undergrad w/ honors is easy. Over 60% of the grades they give out are A-range.

The NGO is cool, I guess, but mostly because they got to go somewhere exotic.

Goldman Sachs alums are a dine a dozen. Most get fired anyway.

Skadden paralegals might talk to partners every now than then. Assuming they're young, the partners don't like them enough for them to matter any more than a 1st year associate.

Whatever is on your resume is fine. The two of you ended up in the same place. In my mind that means they should be trying to figure out how you did it without the mountain of bullshit.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby White Dwarf » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:06 am

I get that. I don't mean to imply that I'm intimidated academically by these people, it just makes the "so what about you?" questions a little uncomfortable.


LetsGoMets wrote:"I graduated from a lousy state school with honors, volunteered for a weekend at a soup kitchen because it got me bonus points on a test, then was a low level grunt at a company you've never heard of, and spent the last year trying to teach the LSAT to people who didn't care."


Slight adjustment for me.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:24 am

Yeah, the fact that we're all 1Ls now seems to be a great equalizer, of age, experience, etc, which I don't think was the case as much starting undergrad.

In other news, that fiesta event was pretty awesome yesterday.




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