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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:53 pm
by paraducks
i'm coming up on the 13th. i think i should be able to set myself up in a weekend, and am assuming/hoping that there will be at least some time over the week thereafter to buy anything else that i'll need.

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:56 pm
by fsohn
FWIW, the academic orientation program will not take up that much of your time. You will have plenty of time to do shopping during the week it lasts.

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:49 pm
by spike
I arrive the 10th or 11th. Wow, it seems like a lot of TLSers will be there for the academic orientation.

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:01 pm
by panda
spike wrote:I arrive the 10th or 11th. Wow, it seems like a lot of TLSers will be there for the academic orientation.
not me... :roll: and a little :cry:

ill be in ithaca though...

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:58 pm
by ddp
fsohn wrote:FWIW, the academic orientation program will not take up that much of your time. You will have plenty of time to do shopping during the week it lasts.
What's the orientation like?

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:01 pm
by JJim1919
Whats the orientation thing they invited people to in some letters they sent out like 2 weeks ago? I never got one of those. Did alot of you get one? Who is that for? Is that what you guys are talking about, or is that before the real orientation?

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:51 pm
by fsohn
ddp wrote:
fsohn wrote:FWIW, the academic orientation program will not take up that much of your time. You will have plenty of time to do shopping during the week it lasts.
What's the orientation like?
From what I remember, we had a mini "class" for a few hours each day, and some activities on other days that were optional. There was an "exam" at the end, which was perhaps the only useful thing. Later in the year, you will get to meet with a professor (I met with Dean Holden-Smith, who is awesome, and incredibly friendly when she wants to be) to go over the exam and discuss your performance relative to the expected law school exam. Beyond that, I remember going out to eat a lot, and meeting people, and just getting to know the campus and the area.

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:22 am
by markakis
So if in the interest of shaving off some cost, I decide to go without cable TV, are there any local channels i can take a peek at from time to time? What is the consensus on owning a pet like a dog or cat during your 1L? I'm going to be one lonely son of a gun.

edited for grammar

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:31 pm
by paraducks
JJim1919 wrote:Whats the orientation thing they invited people to in some letters they sent out like 2 weeks ago? I never got one of those. Did alot of you get one? Who is that for? Is that what you guys are talking about, or is that before the real orientation?
i may be wrong, but i think that the orientation from the 17th - 21st is for diversity students. if you didn't mark yourself as an ethnic minority or lgbt on your application, that's probably why you didn't get one.

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:55 pm
by LeahNic
markakis wrote:So if in the interest of shaving off some cost, I decide to go without cable TV, are there any local channels i can take a peek at from time to time? What is the consensus on owning a pet like a dog or cat during your 1L? I'm going to be one lonely son of a gun.

edited for grammar

I have a dog. I just studied at home more often than at school so I could hang out with her.

And, I dont think the local channels are all that awesome, but I really dont know.

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:13 pm
by markakis
LeahNic wrote:
markakis wrote:So if in the interest of shaving off some cost, I decide to go without cable TV, are there any local channels i can take a peek at from time to time? What is the consensus on owning a pet like a dog or cat during your 1L? I'm going to be one lonely son of a gun.

edited for grammar

I have a dog. I just studied at home more often than at school so I could hang out with her.

And, I dont think the local channels are all that awesome, but I really dont know.
Thanks much LeahNic; don't you have an SO who lives with you?

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:15 pm
by JJim1919
paraducks wrote:
JJim1919 wrote:Whats the orientation thing they invited people to in some letters they sent out like 2 weeks ago? I never got one of those. Did alot of you get one? Who is that for? Is that what you guys are talking about, or is that before the real orientation?
i may be wrong, but i think that the orientation from the 17th - 21st is for diversity students. if you didn't mark yourself as an ethnic minority or lgbt on your application, that's probably why you didn't get one.
Oh okay then, so its not for me anyway! Thanks man! I guess i'll see you guys at the academic orientation then.

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:14 pm
by LeahNic
markakis wrote:
LeahNic wrote:
markakis wrote:So if in the interest of shaving off some cost, I decide to go without cable TV, are there any local channels i can take a peek at from time to time? What is the consensus on owning a pet like a dog or cat during your 1L? I'm going to be one lonely son of a gun.

edited for grammar

I have a dog. I just studied at home more often than at school so I could hang out with her.

And, I dont think the local channels are all that awesome, but I really dont know.
Thanks much LeahNic; don't you have an SO who lives with you?

I do, but he is getting his PhD, so he is home a lot less than me. The vast majority of the time I make sure she is taken care of since he is busier.

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:42 am
by mr.smurf
paraducks wrote:i'm coming up on the 13th. i think i should be able to set myself up in a weekend, and am assuming/hoping that there will be at least some time over the week thereafter to buy anything else that i'll need.
Same here, I'm probably driving up around then. I figure to give myself a good couple of days or so before to get settled in.
fsohn wrote:
ddp wrote:
fsohn wrote:FWIW, the academic orientation program will not take up that much of your time. You will have plenty of time to do shopping during the week it lasts.
What's the orientation like?
From what I remember, we had a mini "class" for a few hours each day, and some activities on other days that were optional. There was an "exam" at the end, which was perhaps the only useful thing. Later in the year, you will get to meet with a professor (I met with Dean Holden-Smith, who is awesome, and incredibly friendly when she wants to be) to go over the exam and discuss your performance relative to the expected law school exam. Beyond that, I remember going out to eat a lot, and meeting people, and just getting to know the campus and the area.
Thanks for the info. What optional activities were there?

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:48 pm
by markakis
LeahNic wrote:
markakis wrote:
LeahNic wrote:
markakis wrote:So if in the interest of shaving off some cost, I decide to go without cable TV, are there any local channels i can take a peek at from time to time? What is the consensus on owning a pet like a dog or cat during your 1L? I'm going to be one lonely son of a gun.

edited for grammar

I have a dog. I just studied at home more often than at school so I could hang out with her.

And, I dont think the local channels are all that awesome, but I really dont know.
Thanks much LeahNic; don't you have an SO who lives with you?

I do, but he is getting his PhD, so he is home a lot less than me. The vast majority of the time I make sure she is taken care of since he is busier.
I see. Thanks for your input

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:11 am
by missxo
When do Hughes ppl move in? I am out of the country right now, so I don't have access to my snail mail. Wondering if any Hughes ppl have received any info about when we are allowed to move in. Thanks.

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:57 am
by markakis
Hi people,

I would simply like to know how most 1L go about obtaining past exams of professors for their classes; or in other words, what is most common way of obtaining a professor's past exam in a course? I guess this question is directed to upperclassmen. Thanks

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:33 am
by neskerdoo
markakis wrote:Hi people,

I would simply like to know how most 1L go about obtaining past exams of professors for their classes; or in other words, what is most common way of obtaining a professor's past exam in a course? I guess this question is directed to upperclassmen. Thanks

there is an exam archive on the registrar's site and there are also some hard copies in the library. Some professors don't make their previous exams available (or only make parts of them available) but those professors usually--I think usually; I had two that did this--give out a practice exam during the semester

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:16 pm
by markakis
neskerdoo wrote:
markakis wrote:Hi people,

I would simply like to know how most 1L go about obtaining past exams of professors for their classes; or in other words, what is most common way of obtaining a professor's past exam in a course? I guess this question is directed to upperclassmen. Thanks

there is an exam archive on the registrar's site and there are also some hard copies in the library. Some professors don't make their previous exams available (or only make parts of them available) but those professors usually--I think usually; I had two that did this--give out a practice exam during the semester
Thanks Nesker

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:43 am
by Jessy1024
Other25BeforeYou wrote:
mbw wrote:So if anyone is still looking for housing and wants to live off the hill in Fall Creek, there's a sweet 1250 sq. ft. house (2.5 br, 1 ba, LR, DR, Kit) available on E. Falls (backs up to Fall Creek, just below Ithaca Falls). Rent is $1500, no deposit, no application fee/credit check (in case you don't want to take the small hit just prior to applying for GradPlus.) We originally were renting it, but the house next door (slightly larger) became available, and so we're taking that one. Same landlord, a very cool, laid-back guy.

The house is exactly a mile from the LS, on a quiet street about five blocks from the lake. There's a yard and half a barn. Anyone interested can PM me, and I'll give you the contact info for the owner.
Yaaaaay that's a few blocks from my apartment.

I guess Ithaca's pretty small, so a fairly large percentage of all housing is a few blocks from my apartment, but I still get really excited when I hear about someone living close to me.

I live in fall creek too! Im kind of by the fall creek cinema area. What about you? have you been to ithaca falls yet? It's really breath taking.

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:32 am
by mbw
Jessy1024 wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:
mbw wrote:So if anyone is still looking for housing and wants to live off the hill in Fall Creek, there's a sweet 1250 sq. ft. house (2.5 br, 1 ba, LR, DR, Kit) available on E. Falls (backs up to Fall Creek, just below Ithaca Falls). Rent is $1500, no deposit, no application fee/credit check (in case you don't want to take the small hit just prior to applying for GradPlus.) We originally were renting it, but the house next door (slightly larger) became available, and so we're taking that one. Same landlord, a very cool, laid-back guy.

The house is exactly a mile from the LS, on a quiet street about five blocks from the lake. There's a yard and half a barn. Anyone interested can PM me, and I'll give you the contact info for the owner.
Yaaaaay that's a few blocks from my apartment.

I guess Ithaca's pretty small, so a fairly large percentage of all housing is a few blocks from my apartment, but I still get really excited when I hear about someone living close to me.

I live in fall creek too! Im kind of by the fall creek cinema area. What about you? have you been to ithaca falls yet? It's really breath taking.
I live about two blocks from the cinema, towards the Falls. Fall Creek goes through my back yard! (well, abuts my back yard.)

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:51 am
by Other25BeforeYou
Jessy1024 wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:
mbw wrote:So if anyone is still looking for housing and wants to live off the hill in Fall Creek, there's a sweet 1250 sq. ft. house (2.5 br, 1 ba, LR, DR, Kit) available on E. Falls (backs up to Fall Creek, just below Ithaca Falls). Rent is $1500, no deposit, no application fee/credit check (in case you don't want to take the small hit just prior to applying for GradPlus.) We originally were renting it, but the house next door (slightly larger) became available, and so we're taking that one. Same landlord, a very cool, laid-back guy.

The house is exactly a mile from the LS, on a quiet street about five blocks from the lake. There's a yard and half a barn. Anyone interested can PM me, and I'll give you the contact info for the owner.
Yaaaaay that's a few blocks from my apartment.

I guess Ithaca's pretty small, so a fairly large percentage of all housing is a few blocks from my apartment, but I still get really excited when I hear about someone living close to me.

I live in fall creek too! Im kind of by the fall creek cinema area. What about you? have you been to ithaca falls yet? It's really breath taking.
I haven't been to the falls since I was 12 or 13, but I remember them vaguely. If I remember correctly though I can hear them from outside the apartment I'm moving into (it's very close to the falls), so in the time after I move in but before classes start I will go see them at least once.

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:34 am
by Jessy1024
Other25BeforeYou wrote:
Jessy1024 wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:
mbw wrote:So if anyone is still looking for housing and wants to live off the hill in Fall Creek, there's a sweet 1250 sq. ft. house (2.5 br, 1 ba, LR, DR, Kit) available on E. Falls (backs up to Fall Creek, just below Ithaca Falls). Rent is $1500, no deposit, no application fee/credit check (in case you don't want to take the small hit just prior to applying for GradPlus.) We originally were renting it, but the house next door (slightly larger) became available, and so we're taking that one. Same landlord, a very cool, laid-back guy.

The house is exactly a mile from the LS, on a quiet street about five blocks from the lake. There's a yard and half a barn. Anyone interested can PM me, and I'll give you the contact info for the owner.
Yaaaaay that's a few blocks from my apartment.

I guess Ithaca's pretty small, so a fairly large percentage of all housing is a few blocks from my apartment, but I still get really excited when I hear about someone living close to me.

I live in fall creek too! Im kind of by the fall creek cinema area. What about you? have you been to ithaca falls yet? It's really breath taking.
I haven't been to the falls since I was 12 or 13, but I remember them vaguely. If I remember correctly though I can hear them from outside the apartment I'm moving into (it's very close to the falls), so in the time after I move in but before classes start I will go see them at least once.
I'm next door to Gun Hill and across from what was previously the gun factory. It sounds like we're all within a couple of blocks from each other!

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:55 pm
by TopLaw_Diva
Did anyone else get the email from Patina with the Orientation details? Looks like it will definitely be interesting and I guess the pre-reading for the Supreme Court lecture will help all of us get our feet wet...fun times ahead I'm sure... :shock:

Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:53 pm
by Jessy1024
TopLaw_Diva wrote:Did anyone else get the email from Patina with the Orientation details? Looks like it will definitely be interesting and I guess the pre-reading for the Supreme Court lecture will help all of us get our feet wet...fun times ahead I'm sure... :shock:
Yep I got it too. Nothing like some light summer reading...