NYU Class of 2012


C_Lawyer

As far as I checked the board, there is no special thread for NYU admitted students, so I thought I could start one and we could share our opinions as to where to stay, housing problems and anything complementary to an LLM program!

Some people have already arranged meetings and wine parties :))

As far as I checked the board, there is no special thread for NYU admitted students, so I thought I could start one and we could share our opinions as to where to stay, housing problems and anything complementary to an LLM program!

Some people have already arranged meetings and wine parties :))
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ectax

Great idea! Regarding housing, has anyone heard anything about the low-rise, 5 story walk up on Sullivan Street? Or how small (or noisy) the 180 sq. ft. studio option is at D'Agostino?

Great idea! Regarding housing, has anyone heard anything about the low-rise, 5 story walk up on Sullivan Street? Or how small (or noisy) the 180 sq. ft. studio option is at D'Agostino?
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Oldtimer

Great idea! Regarding housing, has anyone heard anything about the low-rise, 5 story walk up on Sullivan Street? Or how small (or noisy) the 180 sq. ft. studio option is at D'Agostino?


LLMs normally stay in either Mercer St. or D'Agostino. Mercer is a bit more spacious than D'Ag which is very, very small (but you only sleep there any way). Both have pros and cons, but I would say Mercer is probably the best.

Do yourselves a favour and under NO circumstance try to find a place by yourself, even if money is not an issue. Not only will you probably have to spend a lot of time commuting, but you will be missing the spontaneity and friendly environment of the dorms. Sigh... I really envy you!

Edit: I forgot to mention that I lived in a two bedroom apartment in D'Ag overlooking a water tank and the World Trade Center (2000/2001!). I took soooo many pictures out of the window in so many different conditions. I can only imagine how sad the water tank looks without the WTC in the back... God I feel old today...

<blockquote>Great idea! Regarding housing, has anyone heard anything about the low-rise, 5 story walk up on Sullivan Street? Or how small (or noisy) the 180 sq. ft. studio option is at D'Agostino? </blockquote>

LLMs normally stay in either Mercer St. or D'Agostino. Mercer is a bit more spacious than D'Ag which is very, very small (but you only sleep there any way). Both have pros and cons, but I would say Mercer is probably the best.

Do yourselves a favour and under NO circumstance try to find a place by yourself, even if money is not an issue. Not only will you probably have to spend a lot of time commuting, but you will be missing the spontaneity and friendly environment of the dorms. Sigh... I really envy you!

Edit: I forgot to mention that I lived in a two bedroom apartment in D'Ag overlooking a water tank and the World Trade Center (2000/2001!). I took soooo many pictures out of the window in so many different conditions. I can only imagine how sad the water tank looks without the WTC in the back... God I feel old today...
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C_Lawyer

and I really envy you Oldtimer! You'll have a great year in Stanford! :)

I was thinking about looking for a place on my own but now that you're not recommending it...

I didnt have time to do some research, does anyone know how the lottary system work?

and I really envy you Oldtimer! You'll have a great year in Stanford! :)

I was thinking about looking for a place on my own but now that you're not recommending it...

I didnt have time to do some research, does anyone know how the lottary system work?
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ectax

I'm not sure how lottery system works, especially since they recommend getting the application in early?? I think we rank 4 housing choices and then somehow we end up with something! I'm hoping to get a studio b/c I think I'll be the oldest LLM student there (I graduated law school 10+ years ago; tried several different areas before I realized tax is best fit, so I'm doing the domestic tax llm), but just in case, Oldtimer, how did you find your roommate?

I'm not sure how lottery system works, especially since they recommend getting the application in early?? I think we rank 4 housing choices and then somehow we end up with something! I'm hoping to get a studio b/c I think I'll be the oldest LLM student there (I graduated law school 10+ years ago; tried several different areas before I realized tax is best fit, so I'm doing the domestic tax llm), but just in case, Oldtimer, how did you find your roommate?
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Augusto

There is a Facebook group for those who have been admitted to the LL.M. in Taxation or International Taxation at NYU:

https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_200644689954135

I'm looking forward to meeting you all next fall.

Best,

Augusto

There is a Facebook group for those who have been admitted to the LL.M. in Taxation or International Taxation at NYU:

https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_200644689954135

I'm looking forward to meeting you all next fall.

Best,

Augusto
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Zeta

Hello, i have been admitted to nyu llm, but i am still waiting for stanford.
Oltimer, why do you say you envy us? I understand you got admitted to spils, so why would you think nyu is better or good? I am interested in itl trade law and itl litigation, woukd you recommend just accepting nyu?

Plus, do you think nyu qualifies you academically as well as professionally?

Thanks!

Hello, i have been admitted to nyu llm, but i am still waiting for stanford.
Oltimer, why do you say you envy us? I understand you got admitted to spils, so why would you think nyu is better or good? I am interested in itl trade law and itl litigation, woukd you recommend just accepting nyu?

Plus, do you think nyu qualifies you academically as well as professionally?

Thanks!
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Oldtimer

I envy you because I already went to NYU and it was one of the best years in my life! (ahh, the good "old" times) :)

I currently work on trade law and went to NYU, but in hindsight Georgetown would have probably been a better choice (good professors, better choice of trade related courses, access to practitioners, and unparalleled networking in the area). But the NYC attraction was too big for me to ignore and NYU was a great place to learn and make friends.

I am now looking forward to Stanford because I think it will open more doors in the academia and NYC didn't sound like a good idea with wife and kids.

Good luck!

I envy you because I already went to NYU and it was one of the best years in my life! (ahh, the good "old" times) :)

I currently work on trade law and went to NYU, but in hindsight Georgetown would have probably been a better choice (good professors, better choice of trade related courses, access to practitioners, and unparalleled networking in the area). But the NYC attraction was too big for me to ignore and NYU was a great place to learn and make friends.

I am now looking forward to Stanford because I think it will open more doors in the academia and NYC didn't sound like a good idea with wife and kids.

Good luck!
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Oldtimer

I'm not sure how lottery system works, especially since they recommend getting the application in early?? I think we rank 4 housing choices and then somehow we end up with something! I'm hoping to get a studio b/c I think I'll be the oldest LLM student there (I graduated law school 10+ years ago; tried several different areas before I realized tax is best fit, so I'm doing the domestic tax llm), but just in case, Oldtimer, how did you find your roommate?


Hi ectax, glad to see I am not the only crazy old guy around! I did not choose my roommate; we were somehow assigned together. Fantastic guy and a friend for life! I think you always have the possibility of asking to be changed if things go wrong, but most people did ok and became friends. Remember, everybody is there for the same reason!

<blockquote>I'm not sure how lottery system works, especially since they recommend getting the application in early?? I think we rank 4 housing choices and then somehow we end up with something! I'm hoping to get a studio b/c I think I'll be the oldest LLM student there (I graduated law school 10+ years ago; tried several different areas before I realized tax is best fit, so I'm doing the domestic tax llm), but just in case, Oldtimer, how did you find your roommate? </blockquote>

Hi ectax, glad to see I am not the only crazy old guy around! I did not choose my roommate; we were somehow assigned together. Fantastic guy and a friend for life! I think you always have the possibility of asking to be changed if things go wrong, but most people did ok and became friends. Remember, everybody is there for the same reason!
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Zeta

Thank you for your answer!
I have already lived three years in ny and i know what you are talking about...it's my second city now...
But this time it's different for me. I am leaving my partner behind and i am not interested in the "experience" any more...i want real value, either academic or professional, real opportunities...what do you think? Should i go for it?

Thank you for your answer!
I have already lived three years in ny and i know what you are talking about...it's my second city now...
But this time it's different for me. I am leaving my partner behind and i am not interested in the "experience" any more...i want real value, either academic or professional, real opportunities...what do you think? Should i go for it?
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Oldtimer

Thank you for your answer!
I have already lived three years in ny and i know what you are talking about...it's my second city now...
But this time it's different for me. I am leaving my partner behind and i am not interested in the "experience" any more...i want real value, either academic or professional, real opportunities...what do you think? Should i go for it?


Ok . I get it. Is it your only option or do you have choice? And what exactly is it that you would like to get out of it? A job in trade? Or are you just temporarily leaving your job to refresh knowledge and do some networking? Sorry for asking so many questions,ut it's difficult to give an opinion in the abstract. send me a message so we don't distract others here.

<blockquote>Thank you for your answer!
I have already lived three years in ny and i know what you are talking about...it's my second city now...
But this time it's different for me. I am leaving my partner behind and i am not interested in the "experience" any more...i want real value, either academic or professional, real opportunities...what do you think? Should i go for it?</blockquote>

Ok . I get it. Is it your only option or do you have choice? And what exactly is it that you would like to get out of it? A job in trade? Or are you just temporarily leaving your job to refresh knowledge and do some networking? Sorry for asking so many questions,ut it's difficult to give an opinion in the abstract. send me a message so we don't distract others here.
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C_Lawyer

I'm actually interested in the answer! :) Do you mind trying another thread rather than messaging? :)

I'm actually interested in the answer! :) Do you mind trying another thread rather than messaging? :)
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C_Lawyer

I read that some apartments/rooms are more noisy than the others. How annoying would that be? Is it really that bad? And do you usually need to work in your room or in study rooms somewhere in the residences?

What else is there to pay attention when picking a convenient housing option?

Thank you for your insights Oldtimer btw.

I read that some apartments/rooms are more noisy than the others. How annoying would that be? Is it really that bad? And do you usually need to work in your room or in study rooms somewhere in the residences?

What else is there to pay attention when picking a convenient housing option?

Thank you for your insights Oldtimer btw.
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pterion

im goin to be in the NYU corporation law program...just got the email about housing today..so stayin on campus is recod? which ones to pick? any pointers?

im goin to be in the NYU corporation law program...just got the email about housing today..so stayin on campus is recod? which ones to pick? any pointers?
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ectax

Congratulations Pterion!

It sounds like most people prefer Mercer b/c of bigger rooms (everyone seems to comment on how small the rooms are at D'Agostino).

Has anyone submitted the FASFA application yet for student loans?

Congratulations Pterion!

It sounds like most people prefer Mercer b/c of bigger rooms (everyone seems to comment on how small the rooms are at D'Agostino).

Has anyone submitted the FASFA application yet for student loans?
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C_Lawyer

I got one more question:

Considering the admission office's approach to the candidates (responding merely with standard answers), I have some doubts about their approach to their students once we are in the law school. I first thought this rather impersonal approach is due to the huge number of applicants and the admission officers being sick of the applications but thinking twice, they have lots of students at the law school as well, since they have huge programs.

So I was wondering about the attitude of the professors and administration officers towards the students, do they care about your problems?

Any insight would be appreciated!

Btw, I did not apply for any loan since they are all for american students (at least that's what I thought!)

And I would like to repeat my question re. noisy rooms! :)

I got one more question:

Considering the admission office's approach to the candidates (responding merely with standard answers), I have some doubts about their approach to their students once we are in the law school. I first thought this rather impersonal approach is due to the huge number of applicants and the admission officers being sick of the applications but thinking twice, they have lots of students at the law school as well, since they have huge programs.

So I was wondering about the attitude of the professors and administration officers towards the students, do they care about your problems?

Any insight would be appreciated!

Btw, I did not apply for any loan since they are all for american students (at least that's what I thought!)

And I would like to repeat my question re. noisy rooms! :)
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sapphire

HI Guys! It may seem a little off topic, but I have not been able to find the tution fees being charged by NYU for 2011-2012. Its neither there on their website, nor in the offer letter. Can someone plz tell me if they have an idea. I have been selected for their traditional LLM course.

HI Guys! It may seem a little off topic, but I have not been able to find the tution fees being charged by NYU for 2011-2012. Its neither there on their website, nor in the offer letter. Can someone plz tell me if they have an idea. I have been selected for their traditional LLM course.
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ectax

I don't know what the tuition is for 2011-2012, but I did see that it was $46,000 for 2010-2011. I suppose it may stay the same or go up 3% - 5%.

I'm doing the domestic tax llm --has anyone admitted in that program received a scholarship?

And I also would like to hear more re the "noisy" rooms!

I don't know what the tuition is for 2011-2012, but I did see that it was $46,000 for 2010-2011. I suppose it may stay the same or go up 3% - 5%.

I'm doing the domestic tax llm --has anyone admitted in that program received a scholarship?

And I also would like to hear more re the "noisy" rooms!
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MayZ

Hello!!!

Someone for NYU's International Business arbitration,...?

Hello!!!

Someone for NYU's International Business arbitration,...?
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Oldtimer


And I also would like to hear more re the "noisy" rooms!


And I would like to repeat my question re. noisy rooms! :)


A few very personal observations on the "noise" issue:

1. It's Manhattan! I once staid in a penthouse, 49th floor close to Park Avenue, and you could hear the traffic the whole night! There is no "quiet" place as you would find in say, Ithaca (Cornell).

2. Tolerance to noise and other nuisances are mostly subjective. An acceptable level to someone could easily be unbearable for somebody else. It will only be an issue if you are very sensitive to noise.

3. Notwithstanding 2, the problem can be easily solved with a $5 dollar investment in CVS: ear plugs!

<blockquote>
And I also would like to hear more re the "noisy" rooms!</blockquote>

<blockquote>And I would like to repeat my question re. noisy rooms! :) </blockquote>

A few very personal observations on the "noise" issue:

1. It's Manhattan! I once staid in a penthouse, 49th floor close to Park Avenue, and you could hear the traffic the whole night! There is no "quiet" place as you would find in say, Ithaca (Cornell).

2. Tolerance to noise and other nuisances are mostly subjective. An acceptable level to someone could easily be unbearable for somebody else. It will only be an issue if you are very sensitive to noise.

3. Notwithstanding 2, the problem can be easily solved with a $5 dollar investment in CVS: ear plugs!


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