Law School Discussion

Law Students => Incoming 1Ls => Topic started by: catamount on April 17, 2006, 12:37:56 PM

Title: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 17, 2006, 12:37:56 PM
OK- anyone who is definately going to CUNY this fall, please announce yourselves! Any thoughts/information on orientation, living situations, start of classes, moving to Queens?

I will be moving from Vermont to Queens (big change!) on June 1st.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 19, 2006, 08:23:38 AM
I'm going to Queens this fall...

I was supposed to go LAST fall, but ended up deferring for financial reasons. (My partner was still in her final year of law school and we couldn't swing us both being students.)

Sign up for myspace.com and you can browse the profiles of other CUNY Law students. That's what I've done. It's kinda cool to find out about them.

I think the thing I hate least about CUNY is it's location. It's really not convenient to any part of NYC, except for Queens. And I really hate Flushing.

Anyone know if they are doing the summer institute this year? 
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 19, 2006, 08:39:14 AM
Catamount - do you already have a place lined up in Queens?  Where?  Are you sharing or renting your own?

I live in Jersey City and love it here (awesome luxury apt near the waterfront), so I'm staying.  I'm just NOT a fan of Queens at all...my commute will be 60-75 minutes, but that's not bad considering that if I lived in Astoria it'd probably still be at least 45.

Have you visited the law school? What'd you think of hte building and classrooms? It felt cozy to me.  The only thing I really disliked is a lack of a decent lunchroom or cafe. It's going to get old eating PBJ's or microwavable foods!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 19, 2006, 08:46:48 AM
Speaking of living situations:

We have a huge 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment in a brand new (we're first tenants) doorman building in Jersey City. We're a couple of blocks from the PATH, parks, the mall, tons of cute restaurants and bars. We love it here! It's perfect.

We'd consider taking in another CUNY law student as a roomie, just to help cut costs while I'm in school. I'll be purchasing a car and driving to school daily (60-75 mins), so it'd be nice to have someone to share the commute with and maybe take turns at the wheel.

If you're interested, let me know.

Alternatively - if anyone is already in NJ and wants to carpool, let me know!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: SFQueer on April 19, 2006, 08:49:41 AM
I am pretty sure that I will be attending CUNY this fall. I just found out about my admissions and still need to work out the details. It's a big move, but I'm excited!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 19, 2006, 09:17:26 AM
I have not found a place yet, but I am constantly searching Craigslist. There are alot of places, but they seem to go fast. I am planning a weekend in May to go down to Queens- I was trying to make all my arangements from up here (Vermont), but I realize that this is business that I will need to take care of in person.

I'm primarily looking in the Astoria area. I am not fully familiar with Queens, but I stayed a weekend with a friend in Jackson Heights, and took the commute to the law school, so I am comfortable enough to choose neighborhoods. Flushing did not seem like an area I would want to live. I would rather be close enough to commute to school, but also be able to escape to Manhattan if needed.

The commute from Jackson Heights was about 1/2 hour, and I imagine Astoria would add another 20-30 mins on to the commute.

Regarding the Summer Law Inst., are we selected for participation, or is there an application process? I haven't quite gotten that far yet.

Catamount - do you already have a place lined up in Queens?  Where?  Are you sharing or renting your own?

I live in Jersey City and love it here (awesome luxury apt near the waterfront), so I'm staying.  I'm just NOT a fan of Queens at all...my commute will be 60-75 minutes, but that's not bad considering that if I lived in Astoria it'd probably still be at least 45.

Have you visited the law school? What'd you think of hte building and classrooms? It felt cozy to me.  The only thing I really disliked is a lack of a decent lunchroom or cafe. It's going to get old eating PBJ's or microwavable foods!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 19, 2006, 01:29:34 PM
Catamount - yeah, the girl who gave me a tour last year said it was about 45-50 minutes from Astoria... I'd rather live there than Flushing too.  And, the apartments do go very, very fast...that's one thing I hate about NYC! You really can't plan very far in advance, but rather have to rent a place within a coulpe of weeks within your move. 

SFQueer - I'm assuming you're queer :) and from San Fran?  Are you going to join OutLaws? I looked on MySpace and it seems like there are tons of queers at CUNY, so I'm excited about that!

Summer Law Institute is selected, I think...for students they think need the extra edge (those who have been out of school awhile, minorities, those who had trouble in undergrad, etc.) I wasn't sure if they were doing it this year or not...

Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: SFQueer on April 19, 2006, 04:20:58 PM
Yup, I live in SF and I'm an FTM.  I've heard that there are a few other FTM"s that go to CUNY now also, which is great! I am planning on being involved with the queer group and the NLG.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 19, 2006, 04:24:25 PM
Butch- sorry for asking the same questions on 2 posts! Anyway, I am interested in the Summer Law Inst, but I haven't heard anything about it from the school. There is a blurb on the website, but not many details. I think I will contact the school this week to inquire further. I'll post any details I find.

I got the calendar for Fall 06 in the mail today- classes start 8/28. I'm very excited (I'm sure I'll look back on my excitement with disdain when I'm knee-deep in reading, but hopefully the positive attitude will hold over for a while!).
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 19, 2006, 04:32:10 PM
I'm a straight white male, but I glad that CUNY has a diverse student body. Experiencing diversity is key to working in public service. Vermont, where I live, is pretty homogenous (the second whitest state in the US). My town (Burlington) is a nice little college town, and is pretty politically liberal, and is quite tolerant of sexual orientation.

If you don't mind me asking, what does FTM and NLG stand for?
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 19, 2006, 08:25:04 PM
You got the calendar today?  Weird, I haven't gotten it.  I hope that they've corrected my address by now!  I moved in January, but some offices still keep sending to the old address! Is there anything else you've gotten in teh last couple of weeks?  I finally had to get them to mail the financial aid stuff, so I just got that turned in!

Do you have a class schedule in terms of times of class, etc? Or just the academic year calendar?

FTM = Female to Male transgender...

Not sure NLG...

SFQueer, I id as butch, but sometimes genderqueer...feel free to drop me a line!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Miss P on April 19, 2006, 08:36:04 PM
Mostly, I'm just tagging this thread in the event that I am offered admission!

Meanwhile, NLG = National Lawyers Guild.  It's the lefty lawyers' association.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 20, 2006, 05:18:19 AM
The schedule they sent out was a "draft" with some of the dates marked as TBD; it is just an academic calendar, not a class schedule. No other mailings in the past couple of weeks, but you might want to call the school to make sure they got your address right because they are sending out award letters this week.

Anybody have any luck researching scholarships? It seems like all I've found is a bunch of dead ends.

You got the calendar today?  Weird, I haven't gotten it.  I hope that they've corrected my address by now!  I moved in January, but some offices still keep sending to the old address! Is there anything else you've gotten in teh last couple of weeks?  I finally had to get them to mail the financial aid stuff, so I just got that turned in!

Do you have a class schedule in terms of times of class, etc? Or just the academic year calendar?

FTM = Female to Male transgender...

Not sure NLG...

SFQueer, I id as butch, but sometimes genderqueer...feel free to drop me a line!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 20, 2006, 07:10:50 AM
My financial aid application never got to me til very late March, so I just got it sent in a couple of days ago.  So, I don't expect my award letter this week...but I'm going to keep after them to send it soon!  (Not that I expect anything other than loans!)  So, it looks like there are several of us paying out of state tuition...yeeha! lol.

No luck with scholarships...I found a couple that would have applied, but I missed the deadline by a few days. Drats!  There's just so much to do!

NLG = National Lawyer's Guild...duh, I knew that! Too much on the brain.  Yes, I'll be joining them too!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 20, 2006, 07:20:34 AM
Oh - did any of you visit CUNY?  What did you think? 

I did last year and I liked the environment of the school...it felt very homey, almost like high school in a way, which felt less intimidating. When I sat in on a class, it felt like the objective of the class was more to work together to learn...vs an environment where the purpose seems to be to embarass you or scare you or put you through bootcamp to see who is strong nad who is weak.  That felt good.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 20, 2006, 07:43:52 AM
Yeah, out of state still isn't that bad when compared to most other schools! Plus, after 1 year you are eligible for in-state, right? I will be applying for residency this time next year.

I did visit the school last month. It did seem a bit like highschool- that's probably because the building is a converted elementary school. I sat in on a Civil Procedure class, and the professor was really cool. The admissions office paired me with a 1L, and he sat in the front row- he was one of those "gunners" that you read about (always raising his hand, etc.). He definately knew the material, and it was good to observe someone's note-taking process.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 20, 2006, 08:21:07 AM
I've heard that CUNY is very strict about allowing in-state residency...they scrutinize you to make sure you're not just claiming instate so you can get the tuition, but rather than you plan on being a resident of NY.  I think you have to sign an affidavit promising to be a resident of NY for 5 years after graduation or something like that.  Way different than when my gf went to Rutgers and she just went to them at the beginning of the semester and they gave her in-state tuition for that semester!

But you're right, out of state tuition isn't that bad...it's still cheaper than the other schools.

That's cool about sitting in on the class...I sat in on Torts with Berg. She was great and the class was nice and relaxed. The 1L who took me around wasn't in that class...and I didnt see any "gunners." 

Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 21, 2006, 08:39:17 AM
So - today I did a test-run of my commute and am VERY happy to report that it's much,  much better than I thought.  It only took me 40 minutes to drive from here to CUNY, during morning rush hour! That SO rocks, b/c I was planning on up to 90. So, I figure I can leave about 65 minutes early and that will either get me to school 25 mins early or give me 25 minutes of leeway in case of traffic problems. Yay!!!  This really rocks...I get to live in the niceness of my JC neighborhood w/ a great apartment, yet have teh same commute time as if I lived in Astoria. Phew!

Catamount - yes, administrative disorganization seems highly likely at CUNY!

What's everyone doing for health insurance? The school doesn't have any policies and the student who gave me a tour said most students just get medicaid.  Luckily my partner will be able to provide insurance for me..phew.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 21, 2006, 10:17:11 AM
Regarding health insurance: I picked up a pamphlet at school for an plan through the ABA, which offers Gerber Life coverage. I am familiar with the NY Medicaid system from my current job as a hospital financial counselor, so I will be looking into that as well. If I find any information that should be shared, I will post it.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 23, 2006, 08:32:34 PM
So, CUNY's homepage says "watch this space for a major announcement (coming april 25)". 

Any guesses??
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: 2Lacoste on April 23, 2006, 08:34:32 PM
Enjoy CUNY Law.  I'm at CUNY now for UG and work with CUNY Law kids all the time in the CUNY-wide student government.  Always real cool people.  Good luck with 1L!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 24, 2006, 06:19:53 AM
I saw that... I'm very curious. Hopfully good news!

So, CUNY's homepage says "watch this space for a major announcement (coming april 25)". 

Any guesses??
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 24, 2006, 08:06:40 AM
it's probably something like announcing who the permanent dean is...

Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 24, 2006, 12:00:46 PM
Catamount - Do you think you can post the academic calendar here?  I didnt get it, but am curious as to when classes start, when orientation is, etc...

Thanks!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 24, 2006, 12:25:57 PM
i can try and scan it and post a PDF document. meanwhile, "adninistravtive week" for 1Ls (tuition payment, book/assignment pick-up) is 8/14-17, mandatory pre-law program (probably includes orientation) 8/21-25, first day of classes: 8/28.

if i can't figure out how to post it, i will email it to you.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 25, 2006, 10:24:04 AM
So...the big announcement on the webpage is:  new Dean.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 25, 2006, 11:01:59 AM
yes, the new dean! i read up on her and she seems to have quite the resume. hopefully she'll be a good fit.

butch- sorry i haven't gotten around to posting the schedule. tonight i will scan it and post it on my homepage.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 26, 2006, 05:26:53 AM
go to my homepage to download the fall schedule...

http://lee.stetson.googlepages.com
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 28, 2006, 10:06:01 AM
Just wanna keep this thread active.  Anyone else accepted to CUNY and attending this fall???

Thanks, Catamount...mine still never came in the mail!  Crazy school!

I wish we'd get our actual class schedules! 

Any more word on the Summer Law Institute?  The guy never got back to me and no one is getting back to me, so I dont know if they h ave my correct address!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 28, 2006, 12:53:43 PM
Yeah, I want to keep this thread current as well. I'm not sure how many CUNY students are on here.

From what I heard about the Summer Inst., there will be a amiling going out sometime in the next momth.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on April 28, 2006, 08:43:23 PM
Miss P - Good luck!!!  Keep us posted!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on April 30, 2006, 04:52:03 PM
you were accepted at brooklyn? i'd imagine you would be a shoe-in for cuny.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Miss P on May 01, 2006, 08:54:55 AM
you were accepted at brooklyn? i'd imagine you would be a shoe-in for cuny.

Ah, I wish things were so simple... I have a funny application because of my LSAT/GPA split and a very strange undergraduate history.  And CUNY is iconoclastic, and I assume my test score will mean less there than at some other schools that are more rankings-oriented.  But thanks for the encouragement!  I have definitely been confused about why it's taken so long for me to hear.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 01, 2006, 08:17:28 PM
So if you get into CUNY, will you be going there? I see you have some other admits to good schools.

But yeah, you're right...CUNY is a whole lot less impressed with high LSAT's than other schools are.  Do you have a lot of "stuff" on your resume to show a commitment to public interest?
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Miss P on May 01, 2006, 08:33:00 PM
So if you get into CUNY, will you be going there? I see you have some other admits to good schools.

But yeah, you're right...CUNY is a whole lot less impressed with high LSAT's than other schools are.  Do you have a lot of "stuff" on your resume to show a commitment to public interest?

These are both good questions.

Would CUNY end up on top?  I'm not sure.  I just received a public interest scholarship at another school which might make the easier commute, summer stipends, health insurance, library hours and holdings, etc. hard to turn down.  If you had asked me a week ago, I would have said yes.  I'd really like to be part of a strong public interest community.  And all the cute queers don't hurt.  ;)

My resume should definitely indicate my commitment to public interest law: I have worked in the non-profit sector for the last six or so years, the last three in the field of law I plan to pursue (criminal defense/habeas); I do a bit of community service stuff outside of my job; and I started active, progressive student organizations (one queer, one race-/class-based) at each of the schools I attended.  My recs should also corroborate both my politics and my dedication to public interest work.  So I don't think this is the hangup.  I'm afraid my academic record is just that pitiful.  And the LSAT score that has allowed me to overcome it at a couple of other schools has a (rightfully) diminished weight in CUNY's calculations.

In any case, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 02, 2006, 09:12:08 AM
Law Schools with the highest female percentage:

65.2 New York - CUNY
64.4 Howard
63.1 Northeastern
62.8 UDC
60.6 UCLA - Berkeley
60.3 American
59.8 New Mexico
59.7 Hawaii
59   North Carolina Central
58.9 Hamline
58.3 Arizona
58.1 Cal-Davis
57.8 Washington
57.5 Pace
56.7 Golden Gate
56.3 Loyola-Chicago
56.2 Whittier
54.8 Cal-Hastings
54.6 Buffalo - SUNY
54.5 New England
54.3 Stetson
54.3 North Car. Chapel Hill
54.3 Maryland
54.3 Maine
54.2 Texas Southern
54.2 NYLS
54.1 Louisville
54.1 DePaul
54   Seattle
53.5 Western State
53.3 Boston College
52.8 Loyola-New Orleans
52.8 Emory
52.8 California Western
52.7 San Francisco
52.6 Northern Ill.
52.4 Albany
52.3 Colorado
52.1 Connecticut
52   Valparaiso
52   North Dakota
51.7 Texas Wesleyan
51.3 Stanford
51.3 Lewis And Clark
51.3 Brooklyn
51.1 Southwestern
51.1 Catholic
51   Pepperdine
50.9 Suffolk
50.9 Saint Louis
50.8 Tulane
50.8 Denver
50.7 Baltimore
50.6 William Mitchell
50.6 Chapman
50.1 Santa Clara
49.9 Fordham
49.8 Georgia
49.7 Loyola-L.A.
49.7 Arizona State
49.6 Houston
49.6 Cincinnati
49.5 Pacific
49.5 Nova
49.4 Temple
49.4 Indiana-Indianapolis
49.4 Detroit Mercy
49   Roger Williams
49   Louisiana State
48.9 Capital
48.8 Vermont
48.8 Thomas Cooley
48.8 Columbia
48.7 Syracuse
48.7 Drake
48.7 Cornell
48.5 Boston University
48.4 Vanderbilt
48.4 Georgetown
48.3 Widener
48.3 Miami
48.3 Cal-UCLA
48.2 Texas
48.2 New York University
48.2 Missouri-Kansas City
48   Hofstra
48   Georgia State
48   Cardozo
47.9 Saint John's
47.9 Penn State
47.8 Wayne State
47.8 Saint Thomas
47.8 Chicago-Kent
47.7 South Texas
47.7 Richmond
47.6 Southern Methodist
47.6 Ohio State
47.5 Western N. Eng.
47.5 Texas Tech.
47.5 Northwestern
47.5 Duquesne
47.4 Nebraska
47.3 Southern Cal.
47.3 Florida State
47.2 Penn
47.1 Barry
47   Quinnipiac
47   Iowa
46.9 Villanova
46.8 Mercer
46.6 Wake Forest
46.6 Arkansas-Little Rock
46.5 Southern
46.4 West Virginia
46.3 Florida
46.2 San Diego
46.2 George Washington
46   Yale
46   Campbell
45.8 Regent
45.8 Nevada
45.8 Gonzaga
45.7 Florida Coastal
45.6 Northern Kentucky
45.5 Tennessee
45.5 Pittsburgh
45.5 Oklahoma
45.5 Cleveland State
45.4 Minnesota
45.3 Memphis
45.2 Ohio Northern
45.1 South Dakota
45.1 Duke
45   Washburn
44.9 Wyoming
44.9 Marquette
44.7 Notre Dame
44.7 John Marshall
44.6 Touro
44.6 Seton Hall
44.6 Illinois
44.4 Rutgers-Newark
44.3 Baylor
44.1 Wisconsin
44.1 Toledo
44.1 Michigan
44   South Carolina
44   Montana
43.9 Mississippi
43.8 Michigan State
43.8 Akron
43.7 Washington And Lee
43.7 Arkansas-Fayetteville
43.6 Harvard
43.3 Kentucky
43.1 William And Mary
43.1 Chicago
43   Washington U.
43   Tulsa
42.9 Willamette
42.9 Oklahoma City
42.6 Indiana-Bloomington
42.5 Virginia
42.5 Dayton
42.3 Rutgers-Camden
42.1 Saint Mary's
41.4 Oregon
41.3 Thomas Jefferson
40.8 George Mason
40.7 Kansas
40.6 Case Western Reserve
40.5 Franklin Pierce
39.5 Missouri-Columbia
39.5 Alabama
39.4 Appalachian
39.2 Creighton
38.8 Utah
38.6 Samford
38   Idaho
37.6 Southern Illinois
36.2 Mississippi College
36.2 Brigham Young
31.1 Ave Maria

[/quote]
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 08, 2006, 11:57:10 AM
I finally secured an apartment in Queens- LIC to be exact (36th ave at 29th st). Very excited and relieved. I got to explore LIC and Astoria this weekend, and I like what I see. I'm moving down on June 1st.  :D
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 08, 2006, 12:40:35 PM
Cool! LIC seems like a great area..very convenient to the city.

Any new mail from CUNY lately? My academic calendar never came, but I got something from a student org the other day so obviously they have my correct info.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 08, 2006, 01:03:42 PM
I got my award letter, as well as some information on the "Third World Orientation" last week. I'm changing addresses in a week, and I hope I don't have the same mail problems that you are having!

Say, we should try to plan some sort of LSD CUNY gathering (all 3 or 4 of us!) during June or July. Hopefully if we create some posts, people will respond.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 08, 2006, 01:08:31 PM
Good idea! Let's just keep this thread active every couple of days, and hopefully people will start joining us.  Surely some other CUNY folks are on here?  Hellooooo.

I didnt get my award letter, instead I got a form telling me I forgot to send in a copy of my SS# card. So, I sent that in last week and hopefully will get the award letter soon!

Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 10, 2006, 10:39:55 AM
Have you started applying for the private loans? That's next on my summer "to-do" list. Also, I need to get health insurance. I have a couple of minor on-going health issues that I need keep an eye on, and I won't be able to afford to pay out-of-pocket.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 10, 2006, 03:07:00 PM
No, I haven't started...I haven't even gotten my financial aid award letter yet!

I might not take out any private loans..I really don't want to be too far in debt. My partner just graduated law school and has 100k in debt and I already have about 45k from undergrad, so I don't want to borrow too much!  I'll be working part-time and bringing in about $1300 a month and with her salary, we can squeak by without loans. If we can't, I can always apply later...we'll see.

Luckily I'm able to get on her health insurance, so I won't have to worry about that!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Miss P on May 10, 2006, 07:59:01 PM
You guys, I think I'm getting rejected! I haven't heard anything yet.  I called the admissions office the other day, and they said I was still under review.  At this late stage, that does not seem like a good sign.  :(

In any case, I'm still hoping this is a possibility for me, so I'm going to hang around in this thread, if that's okay.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: ivywhore on May 10, 2006, 08:05:22 PM
Do you even want to go to a school that hasn't bothered to give you an answer this late in the process??
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Miss P on May 10, 2006, 08:22:12 PM
I live in NY already, so the timing is not such a big deal to me.  I have been concerned, however, about how disorganized the administration is in general.  I've been working in underfunded non-profits for too long, and sometimes it's comforting when bureaucratic stuff is seamless.  It makes life easier.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 11, 2006, 11:04:09 AM
I think their process takes longer because they're focusing on factors beyond just GPA and LSAT. I mean, I'm sure it's easier to make admission decisions when you come up with an Index Number for every application (based on LSAT and GPA formula) and then can go through and determine who the easy ins and easy outs are.  But, at CUNY, they're looking in depth at the resume and the writing statement, etc.  That is a process that takes longer. 

I think a lot of people get their decisions from CUNY in May...so, I'm sure you'll get it in the next week or so!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 11, 2006, 11:38:29 AM
Miss P- I wouldn't get discouraged. I'd say that the fact that they are still considering your application is a reason to be optimistic in itself.

At any rate, I do agree with your concern about the administrative disorganization. I have a friend in a Master's program at Hunter (also a CUNY) and he complains about the fin aid office, etc. He does not, however, complain about the quality of the education. Since we all want to become lawyers of some sort, navigating through a bureaucratic office should be something that we will want to get used to.

Butch- Good for you on the financial front. You're making me want to get married!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 11, 2006, 12:02:18 PM
Administrative disorganization runs amuck in more expensive schools too...I had a friend who went to Columbia grad school and they were constnatly messing up her stuff. And she was paying $40k a year!

I will just be happy to get my financial aid award letter!  I'm also eager to get more information about the fall, etc. I guess since I applied for 2005 and then deferred, it feels like it's been FOREVER now!

Catamount - it definitely helps having a partner to help support you. I helped support her while she was in law school and now she's doing the same.  It'd be really hard to go it alone!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 11, 2006, 12:22:49 PM
Butch- if you don't mind me asking, what is the status of gay marriage legality in New York?
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 11, 2006, 01:20:14 PM
Question about banking that is not necessarily directed to only CUNY students, but I would like y'all's input.

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,62398.0.html
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 11, 2006, 01:40:01 PM
There's no gay marriage in NY and I'm really not quite sure where it stands...I actually live in NJ (even though I'm just 1 mile from Manhattan!) and NJ's laws are actually much more progressive than NY's laws. In general, our legal system is very consumer-friendly and just very progresive. We have a State domestic partnership law here and the supreme court is currently making it's decision about gay marriage. Not sure how that'll turn...

I've never been a big fan of marriage, though...not sure if I would get married even if it's legal.  I'd rather they get rid of marriage altogether!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 11, 2006, 01:56:30 PM
Just asking because I live in Vermont and grew up in Massachusetts, and the laws in both states are very liberal (both with Republican governers!). It seems CUNY has a large gay community.

Even though my career interest is healthcare/medical law, one of my "pet" interests is civil rights/liberties law, and I think that sexual-preference rights is in the forefront of the civil rights battle in our generation.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: 2Lacoste on May 12, 2006, 10:07:45 PM
Went to an event this evening with out-going Interim Dean of CUNY Law Mary Lu Bilek.  Mentioned that I had a bunch of friends that were stressing the delay at CUNY.  She said, "Well tell you're friends that we're still making offers of admission."  So, fwiw, that's what I heard through the grapevine.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: 2Lacoste on May 12, 2006, 10:24:27 PM
Went to an event this evening with out-going Interim Dean of CUNY Law Mary Lu Bilek.  Mentioned that I had a bunch of friends that were stressing the delay at CUNY.  She said, "Well tell you're friends that we're still making offers of admission."  So, fwiw, that's what I heard through the grapevine.

Hey, thanks, Lacoste.  I saw your cute pic on the subway just this morning!


I hate that pic, but thank you!  I stumbled, hungover, into the CUNY Graduate Center today for another photo shoot.  They're doing a whole new ad campaign now for the trains with my friend and I.  At least this time I have a shape up, even if I didnt shave this time either.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: 2Lacoste on May 12, 2006, 10:28:42 PM
Went to an event this evening with out-going Interim Dean of CUNY Law Mary Lu Bilek.  Mentioned that I had a bunch of friends that were stressing the delay at CUNY.  She said, "Well tell you're friends that we're still making offers of admission."  So, fwiw, that's what I heard through the grapevine.

Hey, thanks, Lacoste.  I saw your cute pic on the subway just this morning!


I hate that pic, but thank you!  I stumbled, hungover, into the CUNY Graduate Center today for another photo shoot.  They're doing a whole new ad campaign now for the trains with my friend and I.  At least this time I have a shape up, even if I didnt shave this time either.

I'll keep my eyes peeled! ;)


Let's Go Mets!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 14, 2006, 11:02:45 AM
so when i'm enrolled, how do i sign up to get my picture on the trains?? i think cuny would want to represent the scragly, bearded college student from vermont..

go red sox
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 14, 2006, 08:35:37 PM
Catamount...are you able to use the "portal" through CUNY's main site (cuny.edu) to see any info about your financial aid, etc?  I tried signing up, but it doesn't recognize my info...

https://portal.cuny.edu/portal/site/cuny/index.jsp?epi-content=REGCHOICE

Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 14, 2006, 09:08:17 PM
Never tried... I just clicked the link you posted and it took me to some CUNY site to log in w/ SSN and name. I entered the correct information, but access was denied.

I will be giving a call to the financial aid office this week. I know I keep asking this question, but any one out there starting the process for aquiring private loans? Experiences? Advice? Let's keep this post progressive and active.

In other news, I got an application for the Summer Law Institute in the mail. Anyone else? I am probably going to apply, but not sure if I would accept an offer into the program. I have an enormous amount of personal events taking place early/mid August... I also want to keep myself from sliding into poverty this early in the year  :-\
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 15, 2006, 09:51:43 AM
I got the invite to the summer law institute...i'm going to apply and will likely attend. But, like you, July is busy and in some ways it's like extending law school for 3 weeks...hmmm. I think I'll only go if I can get a stipend, otherwise it's probably not worth it to miss 3 weeks of work!  Money is tight.

My girlfriend got some private loans when she was in law school...she did it all through Access Group, applied online and everything. It wasn't a difficult process.

Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on May 15, 2006, 10:48:00 AM
Just got my acceptance as well as a spot on the Summer Law Institute.  Guess i should stop by and check out the school sometime soon.  They only gave me two weeks to decide.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 15, 2006, 08:16:58 PM
MeowMix - Congrats on your acceptance! Definitely check out the school.  Where do you live now?

My partner went to Rutgers-Newark, so I can give you any advice on that. It's a good school and if I'm not super attached to CUNY, then I may transfer for 2L.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 16, 2006, 07:07:29 AM
Congrats MeowMix- attending?

Ugggh- I forgot how annoying it is to move. I haven't moved out of state in 8 years! So much to do, so little time.  :-\
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on May 16, 2006, 04:47:50 PM
Thank Butch & Catamount.

I live in brooklyn but if I decide on CUNY, I'll be able to get an apartment rent free close to Main Street. So that wouldnt be a problem.  The thought of not not having to pay rent and attending a relatively inexpensive law school is very attractive.  I will have to think seriously about it.

Is anyone planning on attending SLI in July?
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: SFQueer on May 17, 2006, 12:57:32 AM
Hey folks,

I've been super busy, working full time and trying to sell almost everything I own, before July 1 : )

I haven't yet heard anything about the summer law institute but I just found out that I was awarded one of CUNY's Graduate fellowships!

I'm wondering if y'all have any suggestions for finding housing. I'm moving from San Francisco to New York in mid-july.
I'm so excited about starting, but I second that major moves are sooo much work....




Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 17, 2006, 06:51:18 AM
SF- I just went through the apartment-hunting stage myself, and I'm trying to get rid of a bunch of my belongings before I move (Vermont to NY- not exactly SanFran to NY, but still a move!)- I was using Craigslist, but I just needed a room to move into. I found a nice place in Long Island City, close to Astoria, and right on the NW (10 mins to Manhattan and about 40 mins to school). If you are just looking to find a roommate, Craigslist is the way to go.

Just sent out my app to the SLI today.

Can't wait to be all moved into my apt and ready to start school. Moving logistics suck!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on May 17, 2006, 08:02:31 AM
Morning all.

Does anyone know what the seat deposit schedule looks like and how much it is?  I was given two weeks to make a decision but no mention of a seat deposit and I forgot to ask.  Also, does attending SLI bind you to attend the school?

Thanks all.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread - seat deposit
Post by: SFQueer on May 17, 2006, 08:09:45 AM
Meow,
My seat deposit was $500.  I don't remember the turn around time, but I asked (and received) an extention that gave me about a month total until it was due.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: SFQueer on May 17, 2006, 08:15:16 AM
Thanks cat, that's great that you found a place in queens! I am looking on craigslist but it feels like most folks are not looking for august or July yet. 

As someone who has lived in one place for the past six years, and with a "grown up" non-profit job, the whole process of moving out there feel a bit like I'm regressing : )
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 17, 2006, 09:32:18 AM
I agree- I'm trying to get a taste for ramen noodles and cheap beer again! I've been living in a college town since undergrad so the lifestyle isn't too foreign to me, but I do know the 'regression' feeling.

The seat deposit is $500, and they seem to grant extensions liberally. I'm not sure if the deposit is binding, but it is definately non-refundable.

With regards to Craigslist, people usually don't start posting ads for roommates until about a month prior. If you are looking for July 1, I'd say start looking at the end of May.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 17, 2006, 02:36:39 PM
SFqueer - you best bet it so start looking as soon as June 1 or June 15 hits. People generally search for roomies last minute here!  Craigslist is indeed the best place to look for roomies.  I imagine it would be tough switching to a student's life.  I'll too be adjusting, though not with living environment at least.

I'm in Jersey City and staying here...it only takes 40 minutes to drive to school, which is about the same commute time I'd have if I lived in Manhattan or even the good parts of Queens.

I sent in the form for the Summer Law Institute, so I'll likely be attending. Not sure if they offer it to more students than they have slots to, etc. Anyway, it looks like soem of us might meet! (And, MeowMix, attending doesn't mind you to the scohol but if you get stipend money for it and don't go then you have to refund the $$)

Congrats on the fellowship SF!  I wasn't even aware tehy had 'em. I haven't even gotten my financial aid award letter yet, LOL. I have to contact them!




Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on May 17, 2006, 02:44:32 PM
Bucth,

What part of Jersey City do you live in?  If I decice to go to Rutgers I plan on living in JC.  I've been looking around the Grove Street station area.  Any othere sugeestions?  I see alot of housing in Journal Square and JC Heights.  What you apoinion of these areas?  Thanks.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 17, 2006, 02:45:03 PM
Catamount - I know some cheap places to eat in NYC, so we'll all have to meet up sometime. We can go to DoJo's, where you can order almost everything on the menu for $4-7.

:)
I wonder if there's anywhere near the school where students go to get a beer? My partner went to Rutgers and spent many afternoons getting a beer at the pub across the street!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 17, 2006, 02:49:09 PM
MeowMix -...do a few blcoks away from Grove St, by the Hamilton Park area. (We live in a brownstone directly on the park, actually.) There's a lil' less theft/vandalism of vehicles and it's a lil' nicer than the blocks surrounding Grove St.  JC Heights and Journal Square aren't very nice areas (and the Heights would be more difficult to get to the Path)...definitely would stick with Hamilton Park, Paulus Hook, or Newport. Hamilton Park is near Grove St...once you hit 6th street then the blocks get a lot more quaint and it's still within walking distance of the Grove St station and easy to get to Newark.  You should really take the Path over here sometime. Walk around the areas and see what you like. I love all the brownstones..its'b eautiful here!

Another good place to check out if you go to Rutgers is Montclair..10 mins to Broad St in Newark and it's very nice there and more affordable.

Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: SFQueer on May 17, 2006, 03:30:07 PM
I haven't got my financial aid award yet either, or the letter about the summer law institute, but it looks like it would be really helpful esp. since I have been out of school for 6 years : ) ...I talked with the folks in financial aid and they said that all I'm elegible for as an out of state person is loans.  The grad fellowship is a seperate program, I think it's connected with admissions.

I was also told that student services is keeping a list of people who are looking for roommates, so I am going to send them my information today...
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 18, 2006, 06:40:24 AM
The person to talk to is Natali Kun (kun@mail.law.cuny.edu)- she maintains the roomate/housing list. I can forward you the emails she's sent me when a new entry was put on the list. email leestetson@gmail.com

I'm done work a week from tomorrow, and I can't wait any longer! I feel just like I did 10 years ago when I was graduating highschool. I need to get a copy of Alice Cooper's "School's Out For Summer" and blast it my last day in the office.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamount on May 18, 2006, 06:42:06 AM
Sorry... my email address is lee.stetson@gmail.com (NOT leestetson@gmail.com).
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 19, 2006, 08:31:36 AM
Congrats with being done with work.  Does it feel good?  I sorta wish I could be done with work. Granted, my job is super low-stress and work-from-home so it won't be difficult to put in hours each week when I'm in school...but, it'd just be nice to only have school to focus on.  I suppose if I took out some private loans I could do that (or if I had instate tuition) - but, I dont wanna be more in debt than I already am.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 23, 2006, 12:55:01 PM
So Miss P, I see on another thread that you're likely going to Cardoza? Congrats and good luck!

MeowMix - have you made any decisions? Did you go look at that apartment? Today I was walking through the area and saw several For Rent signs...

Catamount - moving day is soon!  Are you packed? 

So - today I was on the subway and they always have those posters advertising CUNY. Today was the first time I saw one that mentioned CUNY Law. The person they were highlighting was Iyanla Vanzant, one of the life coaches on NBC's "Starting Over".  She is a CUNY Law 88 graduate!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Miss P on May 23, 2006, 01:01:22 PM
So Miss P, I see on another thread that you're likely going to Cardoza? Congrats and good luck!

I still haven't heard from CUNY!  It's definitely making me lean toward either Brooklyn or Cardozo.  I just don't know between them and I'm getting tugged in all directions.  Cardozo was a clear top choice at first, but for various reasons (mostly personal), Brooklyn has surged recently.  I'm confused, but so very grateful.  And a bit sad about CUNY's holdout.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 24, 2006, 09:50:59 AM
Catamount - we just moved within Jersey City. We downsized apartments, to prepare for our income going down while I'm in school.  We only moved 4 blocks away, but it's still a real pain. You still have to pack everything up, change all your addresses, get all new utilities, etc. Sigh.

Good luck! NYC awaits you!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: SFQueer on May 25, 2006, 02:02:49 PM
Hey, have any of y'all received any books in the mail from CUNY.  I was chatting with a student who just finished her first year, and she said that the school sent her two books to read in the summer before orientation....
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Miss P on May 25, 2006, 10:05:04 PM
Hey guys,

I just wanted to say thanks for all of your support while I was waiting for my decision from CUNY.  I received my rejection letter today.  I am surprised only because it is the least conciliatory rejection I have received (or seen), including the sentence: "The limited number of seats in the enering class and an extraordinary volume of applications mean that the Admissions Committee can only offer admission to those applicants whose records indicate the likelihood for academic success and a good fit for the Law School's mission and program."  But c'est la vie.  I am very fortunate to have other options, though CUNY remained a top choice for me. 

CUNY is a fantastic school, and I wish you all the best.  Here's to getting to know each other during our summer public interest work!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 27, 2006, 09:14:07 AM
SF Queer - Haven't gotten any yet.  Last year was when I was supposed to start (but deferred) and they sent me 2 books them.  I can't remember what they were...A Civil Action and somethin' else. 

I DID get a phone call from someone at CUNY asking me to urgently call them about my request for in-state tuition and to provide proof that I live in NY.  I dont, nor did I request in-state tuition. They're crazy, LOL.

Plus, I still haven't gotten my award letter. FinAid said they're still working on stuff.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 27, 2006, 09:15:31 AM
MissP - I am worry. They dont' know what they're missin'!

But, the good news is that you got into two really GREAT schools. I mean, you'll come out of law school being more competitive than we are and not going to CUNY doesn't at all stop you from doing public interest work.

So, think positive - are you going with Cardoza or Brooklyn?
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Miss P on May 27, 2006, 09:56:53 AM
MissP - I am worry. They dont' know what they're missin'!

But, the good news is that you got into two really GREAT schools. I mean, you'll come out of law school being more competitive than we are and not going to CUNY doesn't at all stop you from doing public interest work.

So, think positive - are you going with Cardoza or Brooklyn?

Thanks so much for this!  And you're right -- I'm very grateful to be going to law school at all, and I was fortunate to receive scholarships, so I'm not going to be burying myself on too much of that crushing private-school debt.  But still, I would have loved to be a part of the CUNY community -- to be in a diverse group of people collaborating for the common good -- and I am sad that I will miss out on that in favor of a more traditional LS experience.  Every CUNY grad I know loves CUNY, and I don't know very many other lawyers who can put a nice sentence together about their schools.  I'm excited for all of you!

For me, I'm still undecided.  Each day, I feel the tug to one or the other.  I think the chances are that I will end up at Brooklyn (slightly larger scholarship, personal reasons), but I have really loved all of the Cardozo people I've met, and I think in some ways it is a more interesting, innovative school.  We shall see... Tuesday is D-Day!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 30, 2006, 08:46:42 PM
Miss P - Did you decide???? :)
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Miss P on May 30, 2006, 09:57:54 PM
Miss P - Did you decide???? :)

No, I extended my decision until Thursday.  I'm hopeless!  (I blame my pisces rising.)  If you have any thoughts, I'd love to hear them!!!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on May 31, 2006, 08:08:11 AM
LOL - That's funny!! Well, maybe you can just blame it on your ability to see both sides of an issue that's causing you to have a hard time making a decision. THat'll come in handy as a lawyer! :)

Let me ask some questions...

Have you visited both campuses?
Where do you currently live?
Which one is going to cost more and how much?
What kind of job do you want post-graduation?
Which has a higher bar passage rate?
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 02, 2006, 11:42:21 AM
Catamount - I think Bryant Park (42nd and 6th Ave) has free wi-fi throughout the park, along with a cafe, plenty of places to sit, etc.

They are working on putting free wi-fi in all of the parks.

There's a coffee shop called Big Cup on 8th Ave between 21 and 22nd st tha thas free wi-fi (though lots of gay boys!).

The NYC Public Library has it.

Veniero's on 11th St betwene 2nd and 3rd has free wifi and delicious desserts
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 02, 2006, 11:43:10 AM
I got confirmation that I have a seat in the Summer Law Institute, and also the stipend.

Anyone else going???
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Miss P on June 02, 2006, 12:45:20 PM
LOL - That's funny!! Well, maybe you can just blame it on your ability to see both sides of an issue that's causing you to have a hard time making a decision. THat'll come in handy as a lawyer! :)

Let me ask some questions...

Have you visited both campuses?
Where do you currently live?
Which one is going to cost more and how much?
What kind of job do you want post-graduation?
Which has a higher bar passage rate?

Oh no, Butch!  I missed this post -- for some reason the CUNY thread didn't show up in my unreads until this afternoon.  These are good questions that probably would have helped you give me advice, and I'm sorry I missed them.  So I decided without you...

Brooklyn.  I live in Brooklyn.  It will cost slightly less.  I want to be a public defender and I know more public defenders who went to Brooklyn than to Dozo.  There were some personal reasons too, but those were the main ones.  Mostly, ah, walking to school!

Hope some of you can be enticed into doing defender work. The CUNY defender clinic is amazing, and I would love to meet some of you over the summers at Legal Aid and NDS and Bronx Defenders...
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 02, 2006, 02:22:35 PM
Oh well - it was YOUR choice.

And, I think I would have told you Brooklyn too. I mean, they're so similarly ranked, etc that I'd go with the one that was easier to get to and cheaper!  Plus, if you want to be a defender, then it sounds like you made the right choice.

Go You!!

Yeah!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Miss P on June 02, 2006, 02:24:26 PM
Thanks for being so kind to me, y'all!
I'll stop hijacking your thread now, but I wish you all the best of luck.  If any of you want to talk to cool CUNY alums about questions, I know some, and I'd love to hook you up.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 02, 2006, 04:26:42 PM
Lee - Welcome to NYC!!!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 06, 2006, 08:34:04 PM
I haven't heard from CUNY at all about financial aid. Haven't even gotten my award letter. I wrote a week or two ago, updating my address. They said it'd be soon. But, no word yet.

Good luck with the job hunt!  What kinda job you lookin' for?

Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 07, 2006, 02:57:26 PM
Yeah, the weather has been crap the last week!  It's been nice that I haven't had to run the air conditioner ($$), but I just miss the sun. The park outside of my window looks like a lake!

Hey catamount - I tried adding you as a friend on myspace. I dont know if you've approved it yet or not, though.

There are lots of CUNY law students on there!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 08, 2006, 07:00:22 PM
Catamount - Bummer! I was hoping to meet you before August!

But, look at the bright side, more time for you to work and they must feel confident that you dont "need" the institute like some of us do!

I'm in the process of buying a car for law school. I really want a Toyota Yaris - they're so cute. But, none of the dealers within a 50 mile radius have one in stock so I have to see about having them order one. Errrr.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: rebo617 on June 09, 2006, 08:37:10 AM
i still haven't heard anything from CUNY Law -- is anyone else still in the dark?

i called and they said my application is STILL being reviewed?  WTF?
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 09, 2006, 12:24:38 PM
Yeah, that seems ridiculous! And you should be able to find some other temp or part-time job for $15 an hour at least.

Look in nonprofits. Try idealist.org

Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 12, 2006, 12:48:13 PM
yeah, CUNY does things really last minute sometimes...i mean, they're still having admitted candidate sessions in late July, which by that time most people have decided already.

I had to write the financial aid director again today to find out about my award letter. On May 24 she wrote saying I should know by the end of that week, but I never heard.  I really would like to get that settled.

I also realized that I have to get the forms for my immunizations filled out. i can'tf ind my record, so I guess I have to go to the doctor and take some test to prove I'm immunized.

Summer Law Institute starts in 1 month!  Time is flying, man.

Anyone gotten anything in the mail from CUNY lately? I've changed my address, but yet I don't trust them.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: SaTaNBuGG on June 13, 2006, 10:50:50 AM
Hey everyone.  Hope eveyone is doing well.  Seem like a few have already made their way to NYC (Welcome!) and other are on their way.  Congrats to all. 

I decide to withdraw from CUNY and will attend Rutgers-Newark, Unless i get good money from BLS or Fordham. I know its a CUNY thread but you all are cool so I decided to share.

As you said Butch, time IS flying.  At first I could wait til first day of class but now I want time to slow down a bit.  Havent had a chance to enjoy the weather yet. 

Catamount, welcome to NYC.  While you're exporing Queens, dont forget to stop by Roosevelt Ave between 74th and Junction Blvd.  You'll feel like you are in Latin America.  Foods from all over South and Central America.  If you want some recommendations let me know.

A month and a half left.  Enjoy it.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 13, 2006, 03:56:18 PM
Catamount - I haven't spent much time in Flushing, but wanna familiarize myself with the area before school. I guess I'll have a chance to do that during the Summer Law Institute, though. Maybe we can meet up for dinner or a beer sometime.

Flushing does feel like another world, though. It definitely doesn't feel like NYC. It's so non-urban in so many ways.

MeowMix - Let me know if you need any more tips on apartments, etc. Rutgers-Newark is a good school. (I might transfer there 2L, maybe...). My partner just graduated from Rutgers-Newark in Dec. She passed both NY and NJ bar and is working in a firm. She loves being a lawyer and she really loved Rutgers.

Make sure you get "lava fries" at McGovern's Pub across the street from Rutgers. They're damn good!
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: nemo on June 14, 2006, 05:11:39 AM
Same deal -- still waiting for a decision from CUNY.
I mean, come on! when can we expect our decisions?
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 14, 2006, 11:14:05 AM
Catamount - I got my Yaris.  A liftback. It was the only one in teh tri-state area, so I snagged it up. VERY CUTE. And, 40 miles per gallon baby!

Nemo - Sorry you're still waiting. Maybe you should call and ask.

I'm still waiting for my financial aid award letter.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 14, 2006, 03:46:52 PM
do you have internet at home yet, catamount? 

do you have roomies?  how is the living situation going? you seem to be enjoying yourself!

my fave little spots are:

DoJo - great for a cheap yummy meal. all the nyu kids go there
Rainbow Falafel - best around, imo. it's off of union square on 17th. cheap too
Belgium Beer Bar - a hip place on W 4th to have a great import and chill
Sylvia's- in Harlem on Lenox off of 125th. Awesome soul food.
Big Daddy's Diner - on Park near 20th. Standard diner kitsch - fun.
Angelika's Kitchen - it's vegan (and I am not) but i just like it a lot

Ok, that's just a few.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 14, 2006, 04:22:02 PM
I know CUNY provides case books and stuff to all students...but, do they provide hornbooks and case summary books too? Anyone know?
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on June 19, 2006, 02:11:53 PM
hornbooks and case summary books are study aids. one provides briefs of the cases and it's keyed to specific textbooks. the other provides an outline for each course and goes over the major topics, issues, etc for it.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Lionel Hutz on June 27, 2006, 01:06:26 PM
Greetings CUNYians. Over in the St. John's thread there has been some discussion of a Queens get together. Those other buroughs think they're so great. We'll show them.

I was thinking perhaps next weekend. PM me, let me know if you're innarested.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: nemo on June 28, 2006, 12:11:30 PM
Guys and Gals --
Since I'm STILL waiting for a decision from CUNY, should I sign the Master Promissory Note for the other school that accepted me (they said I have to do it within the next 15 days)
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: catamountnyc2006 on July 05, 2006, 10:09:55 AM
hi folks, its lee... i keep forgetting my password, so here is my 4th to date! anyways, the start of school is almost at our doorstep. for those of you enrolled in the summer law institute, you only have a couple of weeks! if anyone reads this in coming weeks, and would like to have a little informal gathering over drinks/munchies, let me know. i don't log into this site as much as i used to, so email me at lee.stetson@gmail.com if you are interested. i know i spoke to a couple of you about this, but this summer is a busy time and its hard to organize people in this period of transition.

I'm starting a thread in the current student board...

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,4754.0.html
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Lionel Hutz on July 07, 2006, 01:56:05 PM
Tomorrow night, 8:00 PM at Iguana's: 179-11 Union Tpk., Fresh Meadows, near St. John's.

It's a Mexican bar/restaurant recommended by Harvey Birdman.

Please let me know via PM if you'd like to attend. If there are going to be many of us, it would be helpful to call ahead.

It's time for a little Queens LSDfest.
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: cunyhopeful on July 12, 2006, 10:35:41 AM
Hi everyone,

Congrats on going to CUNY. I've been waitlisted there but would love to attend. Is anyone else in the same boat? Has anyone heard of anyone in the same situation?
Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Butch on July 12, 2006, 10:40:18 AM
Is anyone going to the Summer Law Institute at CUNY next week?????

Title: Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
Post by: Eli on July 10, 2007, 11:48:07 PM
Yes I will be going this year 2007....Anyone else?