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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2009
« on: April 16, 2006, 08:01:38 PM »
Thanks for the advice - yeah, I was looking at East Village, also because my sister used to live there and I really like the area in general. I've been obsessively scanning craigslist and, even though nobody's even trying to post about august yet, the number of good deals I've seen are reassuring. It does seem to make sense to look on my own, since NYU housing isn't very cheap at all and I'd rather not have to buy furniture all over again down the road... Budgeting for life in NY is pretty stressful...

I did the cls vs. nyu admitted students week and, I have to admit, I absolutely hated Columbia. Hated. I sat in on three classes (some public interest, some corporate) and all I could see were rows of computers of people shopping for shoes and Ikea furniture. A professor would ask a question, and NOONE would answer. My student tour guide actually told us that "sooner or later, we'd figure out how to cheat the system and get away with skipping class and not reading assignments". Finally, whenever I'd ask someone why they picked CLS, I didn't hear about what intrigued them about the school, but rather where they DIDN'T get in (i.e. Harvard and Yale).

Then I went to NYU -- the students were excited, the faculty was honest and frank about the advantages of CLS (that was the other thing - at Columbia all the faculty I talked to just wouldn't stop selling the place, which just seemed disingenuous and a bit insecure) over NYU, the place just seemed to be buzzing with an actual interest in the law. I came away feeling that people went to Columbia just because of the name, but didn't really have much other reason to go there.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2009
« on: April 14, 2006, 06:53:20 PM »
I've settled on NYU, and am planning on moving up from D.C. in August. Since I have a bunch of furniture, I'm trying to find a relatively cheap place in the area... If anyone's interested in looking together (and exploiting all my living room furniture), let me know!

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