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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: CUNY!!!!
« on: February 18, 2005, 08:29:15 AM »
Hey runnin'
You will be fine! I used to live in Tennessee and now I live in Manhattan...I love it! Plus even if you don't like it, law school only lasts for three years!

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That is great! Congrats! You better go out and celebrate! I am keeping my fingers crossed for a little February Magic myself! I am asssuming that you are going there? Please tell me that you are!

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Fordham!!
« on: February 08, 2005, 03:04:37 PM »
Well the person who got a 166 is in a better position than I am, so I won't feel too bad! I am sure they will get into somewhere equally great.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Fordham!!
« on: February 08, 2005, 02:59:51 PM »
No one said that his/her status as a URM was the deciding factor. Maybe he/she had really strong application combined with impressive soft factors, community service-leadership positions, etc. I am actually happy that Fordham may have looked beyond the numbers. We whine when schools only look at numbers and then when they may have actually looked past, we still pitch a fit!

Congrats! With any Luck.....maybe I will be your classmate! (fingers are crossed! but I doubt it!) Go out and celebrate!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: where are the safe areas of NYC?
« on: February 07, 2005, 10:22:33 AM »
P.S. Whatever you do...buy this Book NFT "Not For Tourists Guide to NYC"...this is the best book ever written. It is for people relocating...each neighborhood is broken down with locations of bars, shopping, restaurants, services like post office...fax centers... everything you need to know. It also has maps of city's public trans, etc. all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, etc. I swear by this book and still use it two years later! I hope this helps! Good luck! you will love nyc and Columbia!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: where are the safe areas of NYC?
« on: February 07, 2005, 10:18:55 AM »
Hey Congrats on Columbia! I am a Columbia grad student so I know finding an apt. can be insane! Here are the few things I learned looking for my first NYC apt. two years ago...
1. Most areas of Manhattan are relativly safe. NYC has low crime rate for its size but having said that, it is a big city so anything can happen.
2. You need to decide what is most important to you because the cheap, huge, conven. located apt is the holy grail that few will obtain.
3. Once you have prioritized what is most imp. decide if you want to find it on your own (newspaper, village voice, craig's list) or with the help of a realtor...if you are unfamiliar with the city and are pressed on time it can be a good option but you need funds because most work on a commission of one month's rent so you would pay them 2000 dollars for finding the apt. and doing all of your paperwork.
4. The market is crazy. I lost three apartments in one week because I hesitated on putting a deposit down.
5. Location. The area around Columbia is safe and has all of the essentials. you can def find something there.
    - West Side between 86-116 is best chance - further south and closer to the park gets more expensive
    - East side- can find a lot of good bargains on the far east side but don't be fooled. look at transportation. You may have to
      walk three-four avenues..take a crosstown bus and then take the subway north to cu. It can be done but not in thirty minutes
      and when the weather sucks...let's just say it is not fun! But if you don't mind it...you can find some really nice apts. i.e




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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: WTF...Brooklyn in making me crazy.
« on: February 04, 2005, 02:37:44 PM »
ReindeerS... Congrats on Brooklyn! You got into some great schools. How are you going to choose? When did you send in your Brooklyn app? I only sent mine in a couple of weeks ago...but I must concur that their marketing is really annoying...now I am leaning elsewhere (if I am accepted that is!) Have a good one!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UN/Worldbank Prospects
« on: February 03, 2005, 02:25:12 PM »
I took a class at Columbia Law with a 3rd year who was going to work for the World Bank. He was one of the top in his class plus he got a good rec our professor (one at Columbia Law) who worked for the World Bank for like 20 years and commuted to NYC once a week to teach this class! Needless to say he got lucky! But I don't know anything else...sorry I am a human rights person...have no head for buisness. EU is only for EU members....several international courts like the newly minted ICJ is also only for countries that have ratified the treaties (not US) so....it is hard to know what is out there. Good Luck!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: EDIT: SJU, Temple, NU, Brooklyn updates
« on: February 02, 2005, 12:53:47 PM »
Has anyone heard anything from Brooklyn lately? It seems like no one hears anything and then they roll out the admissions e-mails for like 3-4 days....quite annoying but I guess that is just the way it goes!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Fordham Online Status Checker 2/2/05
« on: February 02, 2005, 09:31:07 AM »
ATTENTION IT HAS BEEN UPDATED 2/02/05!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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