In at NYU

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Re: In at NYU

Postby dot » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:08 am

Scholly waiting is slowly killing me.

Also, what did you guys do for travel stipend requests? I wrote admissions an email asking what I needed to do to apply, but haven't heard anything back.

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Re: In at NYU

Postby thecilent » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:50 pm

incompetentia wrote: Thecilent made my residence hall tour really awkward with a well-placed comment, and I'll leave it at that.

Lmaooo. Haha That was awesome man

Nice meeting all you tls peeps.

I fell in love with nyu, the village, and my friends lives that live over here (I still have not gone home yet).

Add to that the merit scholly that the admissions lady pulled me aside toexplain I should be getting in a few weeks and it looks like I'm def attending here!

I drilled students and faculty about placement stats esp biglaw, and although I know they are lying or just misinformed, I'm comfortable taking the risk I think

Let me know if you have qurstions

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Re: In at NYU

Postby IncorrectReversal » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:49 pm

Hey, so i thought I owe it to everyone on here to give a rundown of my ASW experience.

Day 1 to me was pretty unremarkable, so im actually not going to spend really any time talking about it. They had some general student panels, classes, etc.

Day 2 was really the difference maker for me. I am one of those people who going in was not thrilled about nyu. Still a little bitter about the lsat, my cycle, etc. so that just gives it a little context.

Overall, I was extremely impressed. As everyone mentioned, the overwhelming theme of the weekend was public interest and collegiality. Its interesting, because when the first few students talk about it, then the dean, then all the professors, then all the alumni you really do start to believe it. There really wasn't any bashing of other schools,and the dean and professors made a point to compliment other schools and acknowledge that all the kids in attendance probably had great options. What they also did, however, was make a point to express that nyu was a unique place, and to appreciate it for that.

I spoke to current students and professors, and everyone emphasized how willing professors are to meet with you, respond to emails, and how students generally arent cutthroat of competitive. Everyone acknowledged law school is stressful and naturally competitive, but that nyu certainly has a different feel than some "peer schools".

I am not really considering going into public interest, and would have loved to hear a little more talk about the job market and biglaw. However, the point was kind of that nyu is nyu, it has great placement, and that isnt going to change or be outdone by really any schools. The public interest opportunities sounded great, especially for those who are interested, and its cool that 40% of the students take advantage of the guaranteed $4500 stipend to do public interest work during 1L summer.

As for the days program itself.

I sat in on a bankruptcy class, which was pretty interesting though i was admittedly fairly lost (its an upper level class). I sat in on a judicial clerkship panel, heard from a district court clerk, a former supreme court clerk, and the clerkship office chair. They obviously have the process down pack, and made it seem like they go very much out of their was to prepare students, give them backgrounds on all the judges, help with the application, etc. I also then sat in on the "nyu alumni on the bench" panel. This was probably the most interesting event for me. One judge worked in Delaware and the other was a COA judge on the 2nd circuit. They gave some awesome insight about mentoring, how to distinguish yourself, approaching the legal market with passion, etc. It was extremely impressive. After that i also heard professor Epstein speak. He rambled on about everything for an hour, and is an obviously brilliant man. Again he echoed nyu's commitment to collegiality, and explained why he came from Chicago and why he believes other faculty will continue to do the same. I was truly impressed by the nyu faculty and the recruiting job they have done.

This is my synopsis, admittedly pretty scattered. I am still really hoping to get into Stanford, and may never be completely ok with my lsat score. Nonetheless, the weekend made me pretty excited about the real possibility of attending nyu, much less caring/anxious to hear back from columbia, and overall very very pleased with the school.

If anyone has any questions let me know, id be happy to answer them. For those of you who were there, I was the guy in the green button down the first day and a purple sweater with glasses the second day. If you met me, it would be cool to hear from you, if you met me and hated me, guess thats how it goes lol.

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Re: In at NYU

Postby timmna » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:06 pm

law_monkey wrote:
Seeing as how this is the webz so it's hard to gauge tone, I'm going to guess this is sarcasm here. But that is not going to prevent me from being idiotically gullible and hoping this is true. Minus the fact that I don't think the Statue of Liberty people will ever let a bunch of pre-law students party there. That'd be too freaking awesome!


Perchance to dream...

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Re: In at NYU

Postby law_monkey » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:39 pm

timmna wrote:
law_monkey wrote:
Seeing as how this is the webz so it's hard to gauge tone, I'm going to guess this is sarcasm here. But that is not going to prevent me from being idiotically gullible and hoping this is true. Minus the fact that I don't think the Statue of Liberty people will ever let a bunch of pre-law students party there. That'd be too freaking awesome!


Perchance to dream...


I am just beyond excited for Law Revue tickets!!!

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Re: In at NYU

Postby jpk5372 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:42 pm

thecilent wrote:
Add to that the merit scholly that the admissions lady pulled me aside toexplain I should be getting in a few weeks and it looks like I'm def attending here!



CONGRATS! any more details on when scholly info comes out?

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Re: In at NYU

Postby thecilent » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:05 pm

jpk5372 wrote:
thecilent wrote:
Add to that the merit scholly that the admissions lady pulled me aside toexplain I should be getting in a few weeks and it looks like I'm def attending here!



CONGRATS! any more details on when scholly info comes out?

I'm not sure. She just said they would start sending stuff out in about two weeks (that was on Thursday)..

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Re: In at NYU

Postby jpk5372 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:06 pm

thecilent wrote:
jpk5372 wrote:
thecilent wrote:
Add to that the merit scholly that the admissions lady pulled me aside toexplain I should be getting in a few weeks and it looks like I'm def attending here!



CONGRATS! any more details on when scholly info comes out?

I'm not sure. She just said they would start sending stuff out in about two weeks (that was on Thursday)..


I'll keep my fingers crossed...thanks for the heads up!

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my ASD recap

Postby swampthang » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:00 pm

Alright, a quick unsolicited view from my half-day at NYU. First, full disclosure, I didn't apply to a lot of schools and NYU was near/at the bottom of my list coming in. I've already researched my options ad nauseam, so while Admit visits are good for color and flavor, I try not to put too much weight on them.

Pros: free beer and pizza (although they did run out of pizza), followed by more free beer and free shots. In general, I met a lot of people (0Ls and current students) who I enjoyed talking with, who were in some shape or form nice/interesting/friendly. And the free beer helped. People were very pro-NYU, excited about being there, and I actually did learn a little something at the student activity fair while chatting with the reps there. I felt comfortable in these interactions, like I could see myself studying or drinking a beer with the people I was talking to.

Cons: I sat in on Evidence Thursday afternoon and I was very surprised by the lack of perceived engagement. Class was not very interactive, and the students seemed very reluctant to participate. Two minor points: my 'campus' tour guide was a 3L who was possibly clueless about the surrounding area and I found current students almost pushy with their NYU-ness (as in "so you're coming to NYU?" was the first thing they said to me, and not in a funny, half-joking but still serious way; just serious). Far more important for me was my experience with the city. I've never been a big NYC fan, but figured I should give it a shot- maybe we got off on the wrong foot? While most people raved about how dynamic and vibrant the environment was, I couldn't help feeling dirty and overwhelmed. I just don't think New York is the ideal geographic setting for me, and the discussion of housing prices didn't help.

All in all, I generally enjoyed my visit due in large part to the many people I got to meet and the free beer. Really, everyone seemed genuine and friendly, but I just do not have a lot of love for New York. As I'm debating between 'peer schools', I think this is a significant factor for me. I won't completely rule out NYU yet (pending scholarships, but I happen to think no news is bad news), but my experience didn't do anything to increase the schools ranking in my eyes.

Also, the 2L "guaranteeing" biglaw placement in the Thursday panel was beyond hilarious.

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Re: In at NYU

Postby incompetentia » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:05 pm

NYU hasn't released any scholly info yet, so who knows. (I hate whoever it was posted that link to the aid status checker. I thought I was done with this crap :lol: )

However, if the city's not a draw, the peer schools may be a better option.

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Re: In at NYU

Postby Dany » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:12 pm

There's an aid status checker? :shock:

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Re: In at NYU

Postby swampthang » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:14 pm

incompetentia wrote:NYU hasn't released any scholly info yet, so who knows. (I hate whoever it was posted that link to the aid status checker. I thought I was done with this crap :lol: )

However, if the city's not a draw, the peer schools may be a better option.


I agree. Cet. par., I'd rather be in Philly or Chicago. But to each their own, of course. And what's this about an aid status checker?? Isn't it basically you get an email or you don't?

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Re: In at NYU

Postby 4102011 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:21 pm

eskimo wrote:There's an aid status checker? :shock:

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Re: In at NYU

Postby lasheras11b » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:26 pm

I actually just found the fin aid checker for the first time because of the above post. In the admitted students page, click "financial aid" then click "financial aid application system FAAPS" on the left hand side.

All this time I thought it was just a link to FAFSA. I really need to read more carefully haha

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Re: In at NYU

Postby incompetentia » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:29 pm

https://faaps.law.nyu.edu/studentmain.html

There's the link. Don't say I didn't warn you. (Note: password is not the same as your admit website password, if you changed that.)

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Re: In at NYU

Postby 4102011 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:33 pm

wtf does "final stage of review" mean?

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Re: In at NYU

Postby champsound » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:33 pm

lasheras11b wrote:I actually just found the fin aid checker for the first time because of the above post. In the admitted students page, click "financial aid" then click "financial aid application system FAAPS" on the left hand side.

All this time I thought it was just a link to FAFSA. I really need to read more carefully haha

Wow, never noticed that. Although it doesn't really tell me much. I think I am going to call them about what I need to do exactly, I feel like I am doing it wrong.

Edit: Phone lines for the financial aid office is only open from 10-4, even though they are in the office from 9-5

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Re: In at NYU

Postby incompetentia » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:40 pm

dulcatis wrote:wtf does "final stage of review" mean?

Something good, probably. I'm only at "application under review"...which means "final stage" is probably the next step.

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Re: In at NYU

Postby champsound » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:42 pm

incompetentia wrote:
dulcatis wrote:wtf does "final stage of review" mean?

Something good, probably. I'm only at "application under review"...which means "final stage" is probably the next step.

I just submitted the needaccess stuff last friday and I am at "application not started." I feel like I just screwed myself.

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Re: In at NYU

Postby Dany » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:43 pm

How do I know my name/pw?

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Re: In at NYU

Postby incompetentia » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:44 pm

eskimo wrote:How do I know my name/pw?

Name = SSN, PW = birthday in mmddyyyy form (no slashes).

It's on the site bro

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Re: In at NYU

Postby c_dubya_s » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:48 pm

incompetentia wrote:
dulcatis wrote:wtf does "final stage of review" mean?

Something good, probably. I'm only at "application under review"...which means "final stage" is probably the next step.

I went from "application submitted" 2/22, to "under review" 2/23, to "final stage of review" 2/24. Stuck there since. Anyone else have a similarly rapid set of dates?

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Re: In at NYU

Postby Dany » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:03 pm

incompetentia wrote:
eskimo wrote:How do I know my name/pw?

Name = SSN, PW = birthday in mmddyyyy form (no slashes).

It's on the site bro

I was pulling it up on my iPod and the page doesn't load bc of flash or something. I'm not that lazy.

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Re: In at NYU

Postby hoping » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:06 pm

what should I do if I have gotten into more schools since I submitted and I want to add them to the list of shcools thta I am considering?!

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Re: In at NYU

Postby Dany » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:15 pm

Application In Final Stage of Review




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