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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bar difficulty ranking…
« on: April 20, 2006, 09:11:13 AM »
I'll move to Palau.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
« 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.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
« 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!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
« 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?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
« 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!).

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: AA "haters"
« on: April 19, 2006, 10:09:38 AM »
I think Alcoholics Anonymous is fine. If you need to quit drinking before law school, then why not? I don't understand how someone could hate AA.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: CUNY Fall 2006 thread
« 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 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!

Incoming 1Ls / CUNY Fall 2006 thread
« 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.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: CUNY & the commute
« on: April 14, 2006, 11:29:26 AM »
I'm going to CUNY in the fall... I live in Vermont now, but I've taken the commute from Jackson Heights (7 train to the Q20A/B) which is about 20-30 mins. I plan on living in Astoria, which will probably add another 15-20 to the commute.

Places in Flushing are very cheap, but I would rather live closer to Manhattan.

I haven't met that many CUNY students on here. Shall we start a CUNY thread? ???

In other news, I hear they are making a porn spoofing the Bush Administration. They are calling it the "Bush Administration."

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