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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Paying Full Price
« on: May 08, 2007, 10:19:37 AM »
Paying full price at NYU, turning down full rides at GW and BU, $75K at BC, $60K at Duke and $24K at UVA.

But my situation is somewhat different....I will be able to pay 2/3 of tuition from savings/investments, so will come out with between $55-$65K of debt. Seems worth it to go to NYU, which I LOVED.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: I saw something that pissed me off
« on: May 08, 2007, 07:52:19 AM »
My coworker had a baby last June, and she worked up until 2 days before she had the baby- she commuted to work each day by bus (1 hour each way), and she said even when she was almost 9 months pregnant no one would get up on the bus to give her a seat. By the time she got home her back and feet were always killing, and she felt like she was going to fall over.

Everyone knows (or should know) that old people/pregnant ladies/people with casts have seating preference!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2010-collect yourselves!
« on: May 08, 2007, 07:13:53 AM »
Being the Fighting Violets and the Bobst Catalogs is awesome.

Credited.  ;D

So does that mean the bobcat mascot is violet??  :o

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NYU
Ranked #4
REITs/Fund Formation, but also considering immigration

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2010-collect yourselves!
« on: May 04, 2007, 02:03:30 PM »
Hey, are you folks on the listserv?  If so, did you catch that guy sending multiple emails obsessing about the basketball team?  Is one of you that guy?  If so, I would say that you'll probably earn a spot on the team based on zeal alone, so you probably shouldn't lose sleep. 

Haha, the unintentional comedy from that listserv is one of the best parts of my work day. It almost scared me away from NYU. I really liked the girl who asked if moving into the dorms a month early would give her enough time to get adjusted to NYC.

The two 3Ls who respond to questions seem to be very cool, and the Facebook group looks like a good representation of NYU students. I like how the top 5 most popular groups among the members include University of Florida sorority groups. That's pretty sweet.

My favorite is...

"I live out of state, and am not sure how I am going to get to NY. How are you getting there?"

Every time this questions pops up in my inbox I want to say CAR or PLANE- do you have a better mode of transportation?? Flying saucer? Intergallactic travel port? Spaceship??

But seriously....I think my new classmates seem like a lot of fun.  :)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2010-collect yourselves!
« on: May 04, 2007, 07:29:45 AM »
;D

Here's a question for everyone- do you know anything about how much closet/drawer space there is in the dorms? I'm trying to figure out whether summer/winter clothes will all fit...plus, I'm kind of shoe/purse crazy- they take up a lot of room in my closet.

The closet space in D'Ag was pretty small. I don't remember exactly how big/small it was, but it seemed like it was less than 6 feet in width.

 :-\ Anyone know if the rooms allow for putting the beds on plastic lifts so that you can store stuff underneath? I know one of the walls has built in shelving, which could be problematic in terms of rearranging furniture.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Life as a Partner
« on: May 04, 2007, 06:18:42 AM »
I only know one partner, but from what I've heard from her, ilovelaw seems to be on the right track. I'd argue that she has somewhat longer work weeks (this might be the NYC vs. Houston difference), 60-70 weeks being fairly normal, and 80+ weeks not uncommon at least. But all in all, I get the impression that associates and partners both have a fairly decent life. Busy, yes. But still good. I think the people who get overwhelmed by being an associate are the ones that went biglaw because of the money instead of the job. If you're the type-a overachiever type of person, working 70 hour weeks aren't going to scare the crap out of you.

Agreed. I work with tons of partners, and they all enjoy their jobs. The new partners (income partners, haven't yet made equity partnership) are still working long hours because they want to prove that they are worthy of equity partnership. Once you make equity partner, the hours are much more managable.

At my firm (Boston based V100) I would say the associates are in the office from 9-7, and then usually bring some work home with them. If they have a big deal that's about to close, the day is closer to 9-12 or 1. They also usually spend some time on the weekends working from home (due diligence, turning docs, etc.). The associates who hate the job/hours are definitely the ones who are in Biglaw to pay back debt and really want to be doing PI work. Those who came into it knowing they wanted to do transactional work are actually happy!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2010-collect yourselves!
« on: May 04, 2007, 06:02:26 AM »
I am proud to be a member of the NYU law class of 2010

 :-*

 ;)

 ;D

Here's a question for everyone- do you know anything about how much closet/drawer space there is in the dorms? I'm trying to figure out whether summer/winter clothes will all fit...plus, I'm kind of shoe/purse crazy- they take up a lot of room in my closet.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2010-collect yourselves!
« on: May 01, 2007, 06:01:53 AM »
Bump for finally sending my deposit.

That NYU facebook group is getting big. There are way more NYU people there than on LSD.

How can I join it?

Log onto Facebook and search for "NYU Law Class of 2010". You know you want to!  :)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2010-collect yourselves!
« on: April 27, 2007, 10:52:10 AM »
awwww, quizzle, you're trying so hard. :) i wonder why there's an underrepresentation of NYUers on LSD?

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