CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

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What general field of PI law are you most interested in studying/practicing?

Community Development
0
No votes
Criminal Defense
3
15%
Family/Youth
4
20%
Health
2
10%
Housing/Welfare
1
5%
Human Rights
3
15%
Immigration
5
25%
Labor
0
No votes
Other
1
5%
Public Policy
1
5%
 
Total votes: 20

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PattyCake
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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PattyCake » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:25 pm

Ramrezyeh wrote:Hey everyone!
I was hoping to find a board dedicated to CUNY 2017. I was accepted about two weeks ago. CUNY is one of my top choices at the moment. Finding a living situation is a concern for me being from Buffalo and I know finding a roommate would be necessary for my budget.

PattyCake gives me hope that maybe there will be a small scholarship coming later.. 163/2.9.. that could make my decision slightly easier.


Your numbers are higher than mine, if that info helps. I have a feeling that scholarships are awarded based on multiple factors including public interest dedication, financial need, etc. - because if they were strictly based on numbers I just can't see how I would have gotten an award (yet another really wonderful thing about CUNY, they seem to truly value and consider applicants holistically). To out of area applicants who aren't familiar with the CUNY system, their budget is pretty limited relative to private schools and even many public schools - they can't throw scholarships at applicants left and right (I think they gave about 25 last year). BUT I have known quite a few CUNY undergrad professors and they are some of the most dedicated, highly qualified teachers anywhere. The CUNY system gives you an INCREDIBLE value, and if the law school is anything like undergrad your education will be worth far more than you paid for it, even at full price and especially compared with private schools. I've also heard that they offer a lot more 3L course listings relevant to the NY bar than many of the schools around here, so if you want to practice in NY that's another bonus.

In case you can't guess, I have a lot of family and friends who began their educations in the CUNY system and owe their success to its supportive community. :-)

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Ramrezyeh » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:34 pm

PattyCake wrote:
Ramrezyeh wrote:Hey everyone!
I was hoping to find a board dedicated to CUNY 2017. I was accepted about two weeks ago. CUNY is one of my top choices at the moment. Finding a living situation is a concern for me being from Buffalo and I know finding a roommate would be necessary for my budget.

PattyCake gives me hope that maybe there will be a small scholarship coming later.. 163/2.9.. that could make my decision slightly easier.


Your numbers are higher than mine, if that info helps. I have a feeling that scholarships are awarded based on multiple factors including public interest dedication, financial need, etc. - because if they were strictly based on numbers I just can't see how I would have gotten an award (yet another really wonderful thing about CUNY, they seem to truly value and consider applicants holistically). To out of area applicants who aren't familiar with the CUNY system, their budget is pretty limited relative to private schools and even many public schools - they can't throw scholarships at applicants left and right (I think they gave about 25 last year). BUT I have known quite a few CUNY undergrad professors and they are some of the most dedicated, highly qualified teachers anywhere. The CUNY system gives you an INCREDIBLE value, and if the law school is anything like undergrad your education will be worth far more than you paid for it, even at full price and especially compared with private schools. I've also heard that they offer a lot more 3L course listings relevant to the NY bar than many of the schools around here, so if you want to practice in NY that's another bonus.

In case you can't guess, I have a lot of family and friends who began their educations in the CUNY system and owe their success to its supportive community. :-)


I am looking forward to hearing more from them. Like everyone else, I am just concerned about how much debt I'll be taking on. Their program is ideal for the types of law I think I would want to practice. I had a decent background in public interest, so I will just sit tight and wait for financial aid, etc. Maybe I'll be seeing you around in the Fall!

overunderachiever
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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby overunderachiever » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:49 pm

Feel free to PM me, current 3L at CUNY

Christinf01
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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Christinf01 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:08 pm

Soo, to my pleasant surprise, I received a really nice handwritten card from one of the professors at CUNY. Even if this is something that each admitted applicant receives, I know that this is rarely found from any law school, and I am highly impressed by it. It had a few personal touches which showed me that he had read my personal statement. Anyone else have this similar experience? It really made me feel like CUNY truly cares about each student and their success.

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wg1024 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:52 am

Cuny remains one of my top choices as well. I too received a hand written letter after admission which was nice. I also had a chance to visit the law school and sit in on a class. The tuition is very ideal for me, I am concerned with life after cuny which is why I am hoping they throw another admitted student& alumni happy hour event.

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Christinf01 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:30 pm

anyone else pleasantly surprised with the U.S. News & World ranking?

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PattyCake » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:29 am

Christinf01 wrote:anyone else pleasantly surprised with the U.S. News & World ranking?

Yup :-)

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Christinf01 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:07 pm

Anyone attending the ASD next Friday?

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PattyCake » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:04 pm

Christinf01 wrote:Anyone attending the ASD next Friday?


Trying to get a babysitter so I can go.

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wg1024 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:16 am

hey when and how did you guys hear about admitted students day? I didn't receive an email or notice but I am interested in going. Do you have to rsvp?

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PattyCake » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:37 pm

wg1024 wrote:hey when and how did you guys hear about admitted students day? I didn't receive an email or notice but I am interested in going. Do you have to rsvp?


It's on the admitted students page.

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wg1024 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:39 pm

thanks pattycake!

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PattyCake » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:38 am

Does everyone else have deposit numbers on their status checker? I thought I had them when I was admitted but now they're gone...

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby bravo1085 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:04 am

Hello,

I have considered applying to CUNY, but I have a couple of questions. I know it is an outstanding PI program, but how are they for public service? My eventual goal is to prosecute human traffickers. Any thoughts on what kind of fit CUNY would be? I also know that NY County DA's office has on campus interviews.

Thanks

Christinf01
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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Christinf01 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:26 am

PattyCake wrote:Does everyone else have deposit numbers on their status checker? I thought I had them when I was admitted but now they're gone...


I deposited and my deposit numbers are gone as well..don't think that's an issue. My checklist on the right has been updated to reflect which documents I've submitted and which are still pending..

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby CCM4 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:52 pm

Hi everyone! Congrats to those who have gotten in! I submitted all the way in January, got my Feb. LSAT scores, but I STILL have not heard back. Feels like forever!

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby PattyCake » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:38 pm

Dropping deposit in mailbox today (was granted an extension to 4/15 because I had trouble scheduling a visit and couldn't go until last Friday). Congrats again to everyone!

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Re: CUNY c/o 2017 (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wg1024 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:58 am

Is any one going to demystifying law school session at CUNY on 4/25/14?




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