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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Housing at Pace
« on: April 13, 2007, 07:35:53 AM »
I'm going to Pace and moving to Riverdale (Bronx ???).  My SO is a resident at Columbia, so we need a place near the 1 train and commutable by car for me (15 min drive).  We dont have an apartment yet, but I am interested in finding others who may like to carpool, if at all possible with our schedules, which of course may not be *sigh.  Any idea what the average class schedule may be like?

I'll be going to the summer program in June - will you be able to?

FYI I just withdrew from Buffalo and Denver.  Did you send your deposit in to Pace yet? 

Glad to finally find a fellow pacer in this board!  ;D

Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYC Housing
« on: April 12, 2007, 06:58:53 PM »
4K/month for a studio??  Check out and search for the area you want to live in.  I think you'll be able to find something a bit less than that...

Also, check with your school to see if they have a list of apartments for rent, along with a roommate search service.  If anything, the roommate could protect you from all those people trying to rob you while you sleep.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: All Things NYC
« on: April 12, 2007, 06:48:14 PM »
I could be wrong but I think dogs are not allowed on the subway.  Parks, however, are everywhere.  Brooklyn is a pretty 'green' area with lots of parks.

Yeah, if you have a car and you want to live in NYC...good luck.  If you MUST have a car, expect it to get best.  You'll be squeezed in anywhere you park - street or lot.  And the nicer the car, the nicer it will be for those who like to steal them.  You won't need a car anyway - public transportation is amazing and runs all the time, and will save you so much hassel and money.  

I'm moving to the bronx and will have a car.  I'm actually considering selling the car I have and buying a smaller one, just for more ease of fitting into spots.  Parking lots in riverdale are few and far between (average $150 + a month), but I cant seem to find a good apartment that also is near parking.  I dont know what the situation is in other boroughs.

Great idea btw to have an all things NYC thread - thanks!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYC Housing
« on: April 12, 2007, 06:33:02 PM »
It really depends on what area you want to live in.  I'm not too familiar with Manhattan prices, but my guess is $1700 - $2K/month for a studio anywhere means its probably in a really nice area, new building, pool, etc.  There are tons of areas near transportation where you can get a really nice studio in your price range - if you are willing to brave the smell and hop on the subway.  Apartments get larger for the money as you get further from mid-town anyway.   ;D

Incoming 1Ls / Re: short timer syndrome?
« on: April 11, 2007, 08:45:45 AM »
My boss has been really supportive of my decision to go back to school (even wrote me a letter of recommendation).  However, I don't think he's quite got it through his head that I will be leaving shortly.  I've already notified him that I will be unavailable in June (attending 1st year prep sessions at my law school) and that I expect to need at least 4-6 weeks to interview and train a replacement.  

I've gotten so much less productive, however, thanks to LSD discussions.  I'm working right now (cant you tell?) ::)  I am still expecting a nice going away bonus however ;)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: short timer syndrome?
« on: April 11, 2007, 06:05:06 AM »
I've felt that way since I started prepping for the LSATs...about a year ago.   :o

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How do you plan to dress during the 1L year?
« on: April 09, 2007, 10:43:41 AM »
I can't wait to ditch my suits. I've been getting dressed up for work for way too long. So, it's jeans/t-shirts etc.  all the way for me.  Since I'll be in Buffalo, I'll need to throw in a sweater or two plus some warm boots, but I cannot wait to not have to wear suits anymore. Did I already say that?

Don't ditch all your suits.  In Buffalo you're going to need your snowsuit 6 months our of the year:)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: free time
« on: April 06, 2007, 06:49:20 AM »
I was told by current students that you'll need approximately 2 hours of reading time per day/per class, and either one full weekend day, or 2 1/2 weekend days.  And somehow, these people found the time to 1. do law review, clinics, work part-time, chair a club and 2. raise a family...  Free time is all in how you manage it. 

Hi - I tried to post something on a school-specific thread within the "Students & Graduates" Board.  It asked me to login, and then could not validate my username, which I've only used on the "Pre-Law" board.  Is this a problem with the site or is it really necessary to create a seperate username for the two boards?

Additionally, when trying to "Contact" a site administrator about a technical problem, this error message is displayed:

The system administrator has disabled this script.

Can you please update that?


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Health Insurance?
« on: April 05, 2007, 11:27:30 AM »
Does anyone know if medicaid plans apply to us poor law students?  My school has an extremely low quality plan that is mandatory unless an individual plan is purchased.  Thanks!

I'm not an expert on this but your university plan is probably better than what you could get with Medicaid since not so many doctors even accept it.

Thanks.  I'm not sure if that's true though - all hospitals have to accept it, and that extends to their smaller clinics.  Plus Medicaid covers dental and vision - two things my school's plan does not.  I'm surprised more grad students don't explore this option - that's why I'm thinking students arent eligible...

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