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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:12 pm

puppins wrote:
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VoidSix wrote:Yeah, I would at least consider it. I'd be more likely to take Columbia than NYU over Berkeley, but I would definitely at least visit. Although I remember loathing Greenwich Village.


Greenwich Village was definitely a turn-off for me re: NYU, give me the upper west side any day.


Today I learned that Billy Joel's daughter lives in Greenwich Village, and tried to kill herself. The article did not, however, say whether the two were related.


Have you visited there before? I really wish I would have liked it more.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:13 pm

This needs to stop being a thread about trolling re: NYU's location.... :?

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:14 pm

The village is amazing! What's there not to like?

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:15 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:The village is amazing! What's there not to like?


That's the spirit!

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:15 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Have you visited there before? I really wish I would have liked it more.


I actually did visit and didn't find it particularly unpleasant. In fact, I was on NYU's campus this summer, and it felt (to me) just about the same as any other place in NYC. I did enjoy a few of the bars in the area, though, and it didn't feel too much like I would get stabbed, so I guess that's about as much as I could ask for.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby ChaotiCait » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:16 pm

So no one had received a letter stating a deferral or rejection right? So this would mean that if we do not receive a letter sometime next week its bad news? I'm really hoping for that purple envelope on Monday....

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:17 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:The village is amazing! What's there not to like?


Maybe it's just when I visited, but it was a hipster madhouse when I was there.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:18 pm

puppins wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Have you visited there before? I really wish I would have liked it more.


I actually did visit and didn't find it particularly unpleasant. In fact, I was on NYU's campus this summer, and it felt (to me) just about the same as any other place in NYC. I did enjoy a few of the bars in the area, though, and it didn't feel too much like I would get stabbed, so I guess that's about as much as I could ask for.


Really? The difference between Morningside Heights and the Village seemed like night and day to me.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:18 pm

ChaotiCait wrote:So no one had received a letter stating a deferral or rejection right? So this would mean that if we do not receive a letter sometime next week its bad news? I'm really hoping for that purple envelope on Monday....


Not necessarily. I would imagine there will be a second batch of acceptances.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:18 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
puppins wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Have you visited there before? I really wish I would have liked it more.


I actually did visit and didn't find it particularly unpleasant. In fact, I was on NYU's campus this summer, and it felt (to me) just about the same as any other place in NYC. I did enjoy a few of the bars in the area, though, and it didn't feel too much like I would get stabbed, so I guess that's about as much as I could ask for.


Really? The difference between Morningside Heights and the Village seemed like night and day to me.


Describe the difference to me. Unless you just mean the hipster thing, and god, it seems like there are hipsters EVERYWHERE these days.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:19 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:
ChaotiCait wrote:So no one had received a letter stating a deferral or rejection right? So this would mean that if we do not receive a letter sometime next week its bad news? I'm really hoping for that purple envelope on Monday....


Not necessarily. I would imagine there will be a second batch of acceptances.


Yeah, judging by last year, there was a pretty steady stream of acceptances the whole month.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:20 pm

puppins wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
puppins wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Have you visited there before? I really wish I would have liked it more.


I actually did visit and didn't find it particularly unpleasant. In fact, I was on NYU's campus this summer, and it felt (to me) just about the same as any other place in NYC. I did enjoy a few of the bars in the area, though, and it didn't feel too much like I would get stabbed, so I guess that's about as much as I could ask for.


Really? The difference between Morningside Heights and the Village seemed like night and day to me.


Describe the difference to me. Unless you just mean the hipster thing, and god, it seems like there are hipsters EVERYWHERE these days.


I'unno. Morningside Heights / the Columbia campus just seemed much calmer and laid back to me than the NYU area.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:20 pm

Helmholtz wrote:I'unno. Morningside Heights / the Columbia campus just seemed much calmer and laid back to me than the NYU area.


I've never visited Morningside Heights though, just NYU.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby ChaotiCait » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:21 pm

Ok cool, I'm ED so I'm hoping to hear something asap. One little letter will make my break so much better.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:30 pm

The village is so much fun. You can go to Union square at 4 in the morning and see cool shit like a drum circle or random musicians. Bars are crazy, but there are chill bars too. Food all over the city is great. Art fairs every weekend when it's warm. The list goes on and on. Columbia's campus is nice too, but the village is bumping 24/7

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby ClemCarter » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:32 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:the village is bumping 24/7



See, Helm? You love bumping.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby jdcballer » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:36 pm

js87 wrote:I'm indulging my neurosis here, but has anyone in Florida heard? Have most acceptances been in geographically somewhat close to NYC (as in, some decisions from this wave are still in the mail)?


I'm in Southern California so I can say that not every acceptance has been close to NY so far.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:40 pm

ClemCarter wrote:
rockchalk86 wrote:the village is bumping 24/7



See, Helm? You love bumping.


You know me well.

side note: also the topic of my Why NYU

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:42 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
ClemCarter wrote:
rockchalk86 wrote:the village is bumping 24/7



See, Helm? You love bumping.


You know me well.

side note: also the topic of my Why NYU


Hey Helm, what's your hierarchy of choices if that CLS-ED doesn't come through? Just curious.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:48 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
ClemCarter wrote:
rockchalk86 wrote:the village is bumping 24/7



See, Helm? You love bumping.


You know me well.

side note: also the topic of my Why NYU


Hey Helm, what's your hierarchy of choices if that CLS-ED doesn't come through? Just curious.


-Chicago
-NYU/Penn/Mich (Michigan probably has the lead now but the incredible visit I had a couple weeks ago might give them an unfair advantage)
-UVA/Duke/NU
-Cornell
-GULC
-everybody else / who cares, I'm probably not going to law school this year

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:56 pm

Helmholtz wrote:-Chicago
-NYU/Penn/Mich (Michigan probably has the lead now but the incredible visit I had a couple weeks ago might give them an unfair advantage)
-UVA/Duke/NU
-Cornell
-GULC
-everybody else / who cares, I'm probably not going to law school this year


You must have really been turned off by the NYU atmosphere to have an entire school separating CLS and NYU in your mind. I had to spend weeks of anguish just deciding which NYC school I preferred, and they seem so similar in many respects. Then again, I suppose Chicago is more Columbia's peer than NYU is in terms of prestige.

Cool to see Cornell on the list of schools you'd go to rather than sit this year out. It seems really fashionable to hate Cornell on this board, but I've always thought of it as a place at which I could legitimately see myself. Hard to blame you for cutting your list off at the T14. It's hard to fathom settling for less after putting so much effort and energy into all those applications, especially with all the "ITE" hype.

I take it you didn't apply to UCB?

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby 02082010 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:59 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:You must have really been turned off by the NYU atmosphere to have an entire school separating CLS and NYU in your mind. I had to spend weeks of anguish just deciding which NYC school I preferred, and they seem so similar in many respects. Then again, I suppose Chicago is more Columbia's peer than NYU is in terms of prestige.


For those not set on NYC biglaw, I don't think NYU offers any substantive advantage over Michigan/UVA/Penn. Not sure where Helm wants to practice, but his ranking of Chicago and the NYU/Mich/Penn is pretty on par with mine (although I have Mich over Penn/NYU) and I'm pretty set on not going to NYC.

Edit: NYU does have a fantastic LRAP.

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:01 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:You must have really been turned off by the NYU atmosphere to have an entire school separating CLS and NYU in your mind. I had to spend weeks of anguish just deciding which NYC school I preferred, and they seem so similar in many respects. Then again, I suppose Chicago is more Columbia's peer than NYU is in terms of prestige.


For those not set on NYC biglaw, I don't think NYU offers any substantive advantage over Michigan/UVA/Penn. Not sure where Helm wants to practice, but his ranking of Chicago and the NYU/Mich/Penn is pretty on par with mine (although I have Mich over Penn/NYU) and I'm pretty set on not going to NYC.


I'm not sure it offers any substantive disadvantage, though, other than less prestige. What do you want to be when you grow up, Helm?

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby cougarlive » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:04 pm

violaboy wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Thanks everyone! I was gone yesterday so my mail from yesterday, I just got this morning.

Voidsix: I dedicate this one to you because you had me send in the Deans Cert that saved my applicaiton!!


That was me!!! :shock:



NYU requires a Dean's Cert??

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Re: NYU 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:05 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:-Chicago
-NYU/Penn/Mich (Michigan probably has the lead now but the incredible visit I had a couple weeks ago might give them an unfair advantage)
-UVA/Duke/NU
-Cornell
-GULC
-everybody else / who cares, I'm probably not going to law school this year


You must have really been turned off by the NYU atmosphere to have an entire school separating CLS and NYU in your mind. I had to spend weeks of anguish just deciding which NYC school I preferred, and they seem so similar in many respects. Then again, I suppose Chicago is more Columbia's peer than NYU is in terms of prestige.

Cool to see Cornell on the list of schools you'd go to rather than sit this year out. It seems really fashionable to hate Cornell on this board, but I've always thought of it as a place at which I could legitimately see myself. Hard to blame you for cutting your list off at the T14. It's hard to fathom settling for less after putting so much effort and energy into all those applications, especially with all the "ITE" hype.

I take it you didn't apply to UCB?


No, I didn't. I probably should have seeing as they actually seem to tolerate lower GPA's this year in exchange for high LSAT's. I think the Penn/Mich/NYU tier for me has to do more with Penn and Mich moving up in my mind rather than NYU falling. NYU's redeeming qualities for me are 1) their amazing faculty and 2) their NYC biglaw placement.

Yeah, if anybody has reason to hate Cornell, I would be one of them (got my deferral last week). I could possibly see myself at UCLA was a sizable scholarship or a full-ride at WUSTL, but I'm really not comfortable paying anything close to sticker outside the T14.




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