mayosmith wrote:This conversation about which school is best to live close to would be pretty humorous to most longtime New Yorkers. I'm not sure if I know anyone who hasn't commuted to their workplace (or graduate school) during my time here over the past several years. Twenty or thirty minutes on the subway is a breeze for most people; others, like residents of nice places like Park Slope or Forest Hills, are used to an even longer commute. It may have something to do with the notion of keeping one's work and home lives separate, or, to put it simply, having a life outside what you do during the day. I can understand someone who has never lived here before wanting to maintain a small perimeter, but this is all to say that you shouldn't be afraid to branch out a little. The city is a whole lot bigger (and more interesting) than the central Village and Morningside Heights. Happy to help anyone with neighborhood questions.
I have no intention of having a life when I first go to law school. Hearing a Columbia alum who got a JD and an MBA at Columbia, who runs an international hedge fund call his time getting a JD at CLS "the hardest thing I've ever done in my life" was not super encouraging when the hardest thing I've ever done was Halo 3 on Legendary.
Also, got another NYU envelope today, it had the NYU law mag! NYU's acceptance package is really becoming substantial, but they still lack a comprehensive resource focusing on the school itself: Acceptance letter, map of Manhattan, NYU law mag. The only stuff I have about NYU itself was from the fee waiver pack they sent me.
What was most noticeable was the condition the law magazine arrived in, the letter was dated 1/26
and was dripping, the enveloped was stained grey and the bottom was virtually torn open. I guess that's what happens when they use snail-mail.