Columbia 2013

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lawstudent1986
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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby lawstudent1986 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:03 pm

Vronsky wrote:
lawstudent1986 wrote:
Vronsky wrote:hey everyone, I had a phone conversation with someone from OCS yesterday, and she was very helpful! Completely re-did my resume in the "Columbia" format, and provided very helpful information on creating a bid list as a transfer student. I won't repeat much, but would encourage everyone to schedule your appointment with OCS ASAP!

Columbia OCS + thesealocust's guide to OCI = EIP winning!


Me too. Very helpful. I'd also like to throw my hat in the ring for housing/roommate options. Put in an application for Columbia housing but not too optimistic. I'm 24, female. Has anyone started the apartment hunt yet?


do you know if the housing application is binding if you are accepted in, say, a crappy 4 BR shared suite? From looking at the prices of studios in the two main LS buildings, the prices aren't very competitive. Decent studios b/t 86th and 116th are a bit cheaper (of course some utilities are included).

i've been looking at ads on craigslist for 2 BRs to split with a friend of mine, and the price range we are looking it is $2000-$2400. In general, farther south (near 86th) = crappier the amenities, whereas farther north (110th and up) = much nicer amenities. of course that's an inverse correlation to the desirability of the neighborhoods. so you have to choose - do you prefer to feel safe walking at night? or a gas range and granite counter top? lol


I'm pretty sure it's not binding- I think there was something on the application that said if you are offered a spot, you just have to accept by a certain day or it will go to someone else. When I talked to the housing people yesterday, it sounds like there are a very limited number of studios available (but prettyyy expensive, like $1900/month) and there is a waitlist for apartment shares, about $1000-1200/month, which seems more reasonable. The apartment shares seem pretty decent to me so long as I don't have to share my actual bedroom! But not sure how the whole waitlist thing will play out...

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby quiver » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:46 pm

lawstudent1986 wrote:
Vronsky wrote:hey everyone, I had a phone conversation with someone from OCS yesterday, and she was very helpful! Completely re-did my resume in the "Columbia" format, and provided very helpful information on creating a bid list as a transfer student. I won't repeat much, but would encourage everyone to schedule your appointment with OCS ASAP!

Columbia OCS + thesealocust's guide to OCI = EIP winning!


Me too. Very helpful. I'd also like to throw my hat in the ring for housing/roommate options. Put in an application for Columbia housing but not too optimistic. I'm 24, female. Has anyone started the apartment hunt yet?

Same here: talked to someone at OCS yesterday and she was very helpful. I also put in my housing app but I should probably start an apartment search as well. Anyone in? 22 year old male.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby kaiser » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:47 pm

For those of you that got in, how long after you went complete did it take you to get your decision?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Bramwell » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:48 pm

kaiser wrote:For those of you that got in, how long after you went complete did it take you to get your decision?

Went complete on Monday, decision rendered on Thursday (along with the big wave of acceptances that came that day.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Pixlbit1 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:24 pm

quiver wrote:
lawstudent1986 wrote:
Vronsky wrote:hey everyone, I had a phone conversation with someone from OCS yesterday, and she was very helpful! Completely re-did my resume in the "Columbia" format, and provided very helpful information on creating a bid list as a transfer student. I won't repeat much, but would encourage everyone to schedule your appointment with OCS ASAP!

Columbia OCS + thesealocust's guide to OCI = EIP winning!


Me too. Very helpful. I'd also like to throw my hat in the ring for housing/roommate options. Put in an application for Columbia housing but not too optimistic. I'm 24, female. Has anyone started the apartment hunt yet?

Same here: talked to someone at OCS yesterday and she was very helpful. I also put in my housing app but I should probably start an apartment search as well. Anyone in? 22 year old male.



Not liking the sound of a waitlist for housing. I'm in to search for housing with some people if anyone is interested. PM me and we can get something together. Looking to share a 2 or 3 bedroom. 22 year old male here.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby cojonelso » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:45 pm

x2 to disliking the sound of housing waitlist. I'd be up for some housing with other TLS'ers. 23/m, though I could care less the age/gender of my roomies as long as they are clean, relatively pleasant, and minimize the midnight techno rave sessions.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby lawstudent1986 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:04 pm

cojonelso wrote:x2 to disliking the sound of housing waitlist. I'd be up for some housing with other TLS'ers. 23/m, though I could care less the age/gender of my roomies as long as they are clean, relatively pleasant, and minimize the midnight techno rave sessions.


Oh man, just got my housing waitlist number. It's 395. I called and they said that last year they were able to place 50-100 people per week but they have much less housing available this year. Definitely not counting on that at all.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:17 pm

So, I just got my wait list number for housing: New Male 466.

Anyone care to share how far ahead or behind they are of me?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Vronsky » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:55 pm

did everyone get their shit in for EIP? i almost missed the deadline due to some confusion.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby jstn1104 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:01 pm

Vronsky wrote:did everyone get their shit in for EIP? i almost missed the deadline due to some confusion.


Yup. I really hope I made some good decisions on my bids. It's hard to know!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Vronsky » Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:02 pm

jstn1104 wrote:
Vronsky wrote:did everyone get their shit in for EIP? i almost missed the deadline due to some confusion.


Yup. I really hope I made some good decisions on my bids. It's hard to know!

In the end I moved away from trying to game the system, and concentrated on identifying the 10-15 that I really wanted and putting them up top, and didnt try to risk it too much.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby quiver » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:50 am

Anybody know when we find out about which firms we got interviews with?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby hellooocolumbia » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:35 pm

quiver wrote:Anybody know when we find out about which firms we got interviews with?


12pm Aug 1. cancellation period is Aug 1-2, add period is 3-4.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby kaiser » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:47 pm

Hope the next (and likely week) round of decisions comes out early this week. How does bidding work for Columbia? All lottery I assume? How many bids do you get?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby quiver » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:29 pm

hellooocolumbia wrote:
quiver wrote:Anybody know when we find out about which firms we got interviews with?


12pm Aug 1. cancellation period is Aug 1-2, add period is 3-4.

Thanks!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby rjd214 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:45 pm

How does bidding work for transfers admitted this week or next? Seems like the deadline to submit bids already passed.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby lawstudent1986 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:32 pm

rjd214 wrote:How does bidding work for transfers admitted this week or next? Seems like the deadline to submit bids already passed.


Someone in the career office told me that they have somewhat of a rolling deadline for bidding depending on when you were admitted. But I think the lottery results come out on August 1.

Also - is anyone else working through journal apps and perhaps also moot court stuff? I'm not sure if moot court is worth it but thinking about putting together an application. Does anyone know anything about the different journals, their reputations, etc?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby AugustaMasters » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:20 pm

Haven't really made any headway on housing yet but I will be arriving in NYC on Monday, August 1. If anyone is looking for a roommate(s) send me a PM and we can look for housing together. Oh ya, Male & 23.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby moopness » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:33 pm

quiver wrote:Same here: talked to someone at OCS yesterday and she was very helpful. I also put in my housing app but I should probably start an apartment search as well. Anyone in? 22 year old male.

Holy shit, I thought that this was me for the longest time and was thoroughly confused.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby TransferRisk » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:53 am

Roughly what vault rankings are transfers competitive at? (I'm not a huge fan of the vault rankings, but they're a good proxy for competition with other students I suppose.)

Are people bidding on two or three regions (e.g. NYC, DC, and SOCAL) ? Or too risky?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby cojonelso » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:28 pm

Folks -
I'm looking for a roomie or two, so PM me if you're interested in finding a place. 23/m, though I don't really care the a/s of my roommates. Looking forward to seeing you all at orientation!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby hadokenstyle » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:52 am

Hey there-
Are there any transfer admits posting here that are interested in international law or human rights? Feel free to PM me if you are, it would be great to get in touch beforehand :).

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Vronsky » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:26 pm

anyone going to the EIP + cravath social event? I'm a lil nervous, hoping some transfers will be there in the same boat! PM me if anyone wants to meet up

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby lawstudent1986 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:03 am

Hey everyone, I know of two bedrooms available in a three-bedroom apartment in Harlem. 113th & 8th. It's a really nice place and I was going to live there myself but found something else at the last minute. The rent is very reasonable about $800-900 for each bedroom. PM me if you're interested!




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