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bored at preparing barreview, would like to answer you questions about study, job, visa, anything.

Me: Chinese, LL.M. from CLS.
bored at preparing barreview, would like to answer you questions about study, job, visa, anything.

Me: Chinese, LL.M. from CLS.
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Hi Lex! thanks for the offer. Can you find me housing? he he, seriously I'm a bit concerned..... hope I get sthg through UAH. Do you know of anyone who is leaving and has a good deal for a studio in Columbia area or upper west side? THX!
Hi Lex! thanks for the offer. Can you find me housing? he he, seriously I'm a bit concerned..... hope I get sthg through UAH. Do you know of anyone who is leaving and has a good deal for a studio in Columbia area or upper west side? THX!
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Good question. In my opinion living in a decent Apt. is the most important thing for a student in NY. You can save on clothing, enterainments or even foods, but don't do that to your housing. Don't be too far away from the campus for obvious time and safety concerns, don't live at too shabby a place for self esteen could be blemished by the situation. Current I am living in Lenfest hall and some others guys here in law school at lions gate. Basically, the GPA in my class is in proportion to the monthly rent. Thoguth it might not be representative sample, it does reflect the importance on housing.

There are some rent stablized housing near Columbia area but it migt not be held after you come here to give him a nod. Anyway, you can leave me your sense of a studio and your budget. Help to help a legally blonde though.

Hi Lex! thanks for the offer. Can you find me housing? he he, seriously I'm a bit concerned..... hope I get sthg through UAH. Do you know of anyone who is leaving and has a good deal for a studio in Columbia area or upper west side? THX!
Good question. In my opinion living in a decent Apt. is the most important thing for a student in NY. You can save on clothing, enterainments or even foods, but don't do that to your housing. Don't be too far away from the campus for obvious time and safety concerns, don't live at too shabby a place for self esteen could be blemished by the situation. Current I am living in Lenfest hall and some others guys here in law school at lions gate. Basically, the GPA in my class is in proportion to the monthly rent. Thoguth it might not be representative sample, it does reflect the importance on housing.

There are some rent stablized housing near Columbia area but it migt not be held after you come here to give him a nod. Anyway, you can leave me your sense of a studio and your budget. Help to help a legally blonde though.

<blockquote>Hi Lex! thanks for the offer. Can you find me housing? he he, seriously I'm a bit concerned..... hope I get sthg through UAH. Do you know of anyone who is leaving and has a good deal for a studio in Columbia area or upper west side? THX!</blockquote>
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lawthinker
lexingtonzh,it is very nice to meet you here:)
I am also a chinese law student.
Do you think GPA is really a important factor while
being considered for admission of CLS?
Will the undergraduate grades average like 83.5 or 84
be enough?
thank you for your answer!
lexingtonzh,it is very nice to meet you here:)
I am also a chinese law student.
Do you think GPA is really a important factor while
being considered for admission of CLS?
Will the undergraduate grades average like 83.5 or 84
be enough?
thank you for your answer!
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Dr_Jekyll
Hey Lex, please tell me about Lenfest Halls. I applied for housing there, but I have not yet managed to get in touch with someone who has been living there.

How is it? Pros and cons?

Thanks
Hey Lex, please tell me about Lenfest Halls. I applied for housing there, but I have not yet managed to get in touch with someone who has been living there.

How is it? Pros and cons?

Thanks
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Bruselas
Pro's & cons Harmony Hall, West 115th St?
Pro's & cons Harmony Hall, West 115th St?
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Bruselas
erratum : I meant 420 West 116th
erratum : I meant 420 West 116th
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GPA and other admission-related issues:

What I want to say here is that GPA do matters in admission, in your law school admission journey, don't change your courses. If you have decided to apply for the top law schools, do it. I can't elaberate how an 83/100 GPA level with dim your chance of admission, it is quite good in some Chinese schools, but not in others, as far as I know. Therefore, let your comprehensive (authentic) application materials depict a young and ambitious scholar or a promising professional. Other factors are equally important: which collage(s) you went to, what's your major in law? Any amazing or interesting working exp.with recommendation? and most inportantly, an well-wirtten Personal Statement. Basicaally, your GPA is enough for you to dedicate for this application. It's not easy for anyone--but good luck to you, my friend!


lexingtonzh,it is very nice to meet you here:)
I am also a chinese law student.
Do you think GPA is really a important factor while
being considered for admission of CLS?
Will the undergraduate grades average like 83.5 or 84
be enough?
thank you for your answer!
GPA and other admission-related issues:

What I want to say here is that GPA do matters in admission, in your law school admission journey, don't change your courses. If you have decided to apply for the top law schools, do it. I can't elaberate how an 83/100 GPA level with dim your chance of admission, it is quite good in some Chinese schools, but not in others, as far as I know. Therefore, let your comprehensive (authentic) application materials depict a young and ambitious scholar or a promising professional. Other factors are equally important: which collage(s) you went to, what's your major in law? Any amazing or interesting working exp.with recommendation? and most inportantly, an well-wirtten Personal Statement. Basicaally, your GPA is enough for you to dedicate for this application. It's not easy for anyone--but good luck to you, my friend!


<blockquote>lexingtonzh,it is very nice to meet you here:)
I am also a chinese law student.
Do you think GPA is really a important factor while
being considered for admission of CLS?
Will the undergraduate grades average like 83.5 or 84
be enough?
thank you for your answer!
</blockquote>
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Lenfest and W 116st.

The most advatageous point for Lenfest is its brand new, modern facilities and its high-level management in my view (some guys from European countries don't think it that outstanding, they prefer a little more old buildings). The flip side of living there is it a little bit far from the school (10-12 mins walking).

At the w116 st apt. (I remembered it's named Dechare Hall?) The long point is appealing, your school is right across the street. So you can more efficiently use your apt, gals lived there even went home to change their outfits during class break. However, be beware, the housing is a little old, and the carpets are not good in my view, but you can order a cleaning if you do care.

Choosing any one of the places can not be wrong for supporting your study. You will love it.

There are many buildings here look like that in 116st, but hardly any like lenfest, it's cool.

BTW, how much they charge you for each above housing this semester?

erratum : I meant 420 West 116th
Lenfest and W 116st.

The most advatageous point for Lenfest is its brand new, modern facilities and its high-level management in my view (some guys from European countries don't think it that outstanding, they prefer a little more old buildings). The flip side of living there is it a little bit far from the school (10-12 mins walking).

At the w116 st apt. (I remembered it's named Dechare Hall?) The long point is appealing, your school is right across the street. So you can more efficiently use your apt, gals lived there even went home to change their outfits during class break. However, be beware, the housing is a little old, and the carpets are not good in my view, but you can order a cleaning if you do care.

Choosing any one of the places can not be wrong for supporting your study. You will love it.

There are many buildings here look like that in 116st, but hardly any like lenfest, it's cool.

BTW, how much they charge you for each above housing this semester?

<blockquote>erratum : I meant 420 West 116th </blockquote>
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sage
Hi. How was the NY job market for LLM's this year? Did many LLM's get offers from NY law firms? How was the LLM job fair?

Hi. How was the NY job market for LLM's this year? Did many LLM's get offers from NY law firms? How was the LLM job fair?
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As far as I know none of columiba llm grads have find a job in NY firms. The job fairs were supposed to be helpful but it turned out to be a joke. But a bunch of guys have found their better jobs in thier home countries. Several interns are available too.

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Hi. How was the NY job market for LLM's this year? Did many LLM's get offers from NY law firms? How was the LLM job fair?
As far as I know none of columiba llm grads have find a job in NY firms. The job fairs were supposed to be helpful but it turned out to be a joke. But a bunch of guys have found their better jobs in thier home countries. Several interns are available too.

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Hi. How was the NY job market for LLM's this year? Did many LLM's get offers from NY law firms? How was the LLM job fair?</blockquote>
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vmanusph
Actually my very close friend who just completed his LLM at CLS got a couple of offers from top NY law firms. He will start working at Davis Polk & Wardwell (one of the top 5) this September. He also told me that at least one of his friends also got an offer from a NY based law firm.
Actually my very close friend who just completed his LLM at CLS got a couple of offers from top NY law firms. He will start working at Davis Polk & Wardwell (one of the top 5) this September. He also told me that at least one of his friends also got an offer from a NY based law firm.
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ColumbiaJo...
A JD's opinion on housing at Lenfest and 116th:

Lenfest is awesome - but you pay for it. I don't think the walk is that far.

116th - is close but the units are much smaller.
A JD's opinion on housing at Lenfest and 116th:

Lenfest is awesome - but you pay for it. I don't think the walk is that far.

116th - is close but the units are much smaller.
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mexlaw
Hi,
What's your opinion about Lionsgate? Any interesting tips to live better while in CLS?
Tnx
Hi,
What's your opinion about Lionsgate? Any interesting tips to live better while in CLS?
Tnx
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ColumbiaJo...
I've only been to Lionsgate twice. It's a newer building than most, but I wasn't that impressed. In my opinion, if you want a nice place, go to Lenfest. If you're interested in saving money, any place they offer will work well. (The regular places are subsidized at 50% of market rate.) Lionsgate is in the middle.

The advantage of Lionsgate is that it is closer to the fun parts of Amsterdam Ave and Broadway while Lenfest is a bit further removed. It is also closer to the Metro.
I've only been to Lionsgate twice. It's a newer building than most, but I wasn't that impressed. In my opinion, if you want a nice place, go to Lenfest. If you're interested in saving money, any place they offer will work well. (The regular places are subsidized at 50% of market rate.) Lionsgate is in the middle.

The advantage of Lionsgate is that it is closer to the fun parts of Amsterdam Ave and Broadway while Lenfest is a bit further removed. It is also closer to the Metro.
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Dr_Jekyll
Hey Joe.

I got an efficiency at Lenfest. It's one of the ground floor efficiencies (Lobby?). Is it ok to have an efficiency on the ground floor, do you have enough daylight, not too much noise coming off the road etc...? Any other thoughts about a ground floor efficiency?

Thanks
Hey Joe.

I got an efficiency at Lenfest. It's one of the ground floor efficiencies (Lobby?). Is it ok to have an efficiency on the ground floor, do you have enough daylight, not too much noise coming off the road etc...? Any other thoughts about a ground floor efficiency?

Thanks
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ColumbiaJo...
There's definately no street noise problem. I believe that the lobby and open study rooms are also on the ground floor. As for sunlight and a view from the ground floor, it will depend upon which direction your unit faces. Unless your unit's windows are on the south side, you won't have much of a view or much sunlight. In any event, you won't have to use the elevator much.
There's definately no street noise problem. I believe that the lobby and open study rooms are also on the ground floor. As for sunlight and a view from the ground floor, it will depend upon which direction your unit faces. Unless your unit's windows are on the south side, you won't have much of a view or much sunlight. In any event, you won't have to use the elevator much.
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Dr_Jekyll
Actually I got a Lobby room, it's number 1. I don't know if you can find out what side it is (south or north). If you can, that would help me. As I was reassigned a new room because UAH made a mistake, I'll tell them to give me another room if the one on the ground floor is not good..
Actually I got a Lobby room, it's number 1. I don't know if you can find out what side it is (south or north). If you can, that would help me. As I was reassigned a new room because UAH made a mistake, I'll tell them to give me another room if the one on the ground floor is not good..
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ColumbiaJo...
I've asked one of my friends who lives there to look into it.
I've asked one of my friends who lives there to look into it.
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Dr_Jekyll
OK thanks a lot!!
OK thanks a lot!!
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