Columbia Law Class of 2014

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Hobbes89
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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Hobbes89 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:27 pm

moneko wrote:
bistduverrueckt wrote:
mcweanis wrote:i thought our prof (dubler) seemed pretty cool but the whole theme of the class was waaay simplistic and dumbed down even for a 0L. like, WHOA, its hard to legally define a family! shocking!


I was in that one too. I was the one who said that the unmarried couple could get married to resolve their situation in the Hann case.
And yeah I thought it was kind of simplistic but was hoping that's just her teaching style.


also had dubler and yeah... definitely seemed more simplistic than my UG classes, but i figured she might've been dumbing it down cause it was a mock class??

in other news, just got CLS' finaid award (went in at asw and talked to them about nyu's deadline). 20k less than nyu's offer.


ugh, still haven't heard anything here yet...hopefully they are sending them one at a time and not in a huge batch, else I'm in trouble...:(

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby moneko » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:41 pm

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby bhan87 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:47 pm

moneko wrote:
Hobbes89 wrote:
moneko wrote:
bistduverrueckt wrote:
I was in that one too. I was the one who said that the unmarried couple could get married to resolve their situation in the Hann case.
And yeah I thought it was kind of simplistic but was hoping that's just her teaching style.


also had dubler and yeah... definitely seemed more simplistic than my UG classes, but i figured she might've been dumbing it down cause it was a mock class??

in other news, just got CLS' finaid award (went in at asw and talked to them about nyu's deadline). 20k less than nyu's offer.


ugh, still haven't heard anything here yet...hopefully they are sending them one at a time and not in a huge batch, else I'm in trouble...:(


NYU just notified me that my scholly has expired.
:(


Same. CLS offered a higher award so I withdrew from NYU today with an email protesting their harsh deadlines for merit aid

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:51 pm

Damn it nyu it expired

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby WestOfTheRest » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:56 pm

Why have neither nyu nor cls got back to me with finaid? Ugh!

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Hobbes89 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:20 pm

Despite me providing a deadline on the email I originally sent to CLS, I called pretty late into business hours to make sure I'd get something today. They said they had snail mailed everything last Friday, but were very friendly and scanned and emailed me the letter.

They offered a decent amount less than NYU, so I'm not sure what's going to happen now...

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby WestOfTheRest » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:54 pm

Hobbes89 wrote:Despite me providing a deadline on the email I originally sent to CLS, I called pretty late into business hours to make sure I'd get something today. They said they had snail mailed everything last Friday, but were very friendly and scanned and emailed me the letter.

They offered a decent amount less than NYU, so I'm not sure what's going to happen now...

So CLS sends out finaid offers via snail mail?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Hobbes89 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:31 pm

CastleRock wrote:
Hobbes89 wrote:Despite me providing a deadline on the email I originally sent to CLS, I called pretty late into business hours to make sure I'd get something today. They said they had snail mailed everything last Friday, but were very friendly and scanned and emailed me the letter.

They offered a decent amount less than NYU, so I'm not sure what's going to happen now...

So CLS sends out finaid offers via snail mail?


Yes, but you can call and have it emailed.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby alicen » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:31 am

anyone planning to go to the alumni and admits reception in boston next wednesday? is it worth it / fun?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby bhan87 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:33 am

alicen wrote:anyone planning to go to the alumni and admits reception in boston next wednesday? is it worth it / fun?


The one in LA was a lot of fun, but if you went to the ASP, it's just like their wine and cheese receptions

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby redsoxfan2495 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:47 pm

Is there a way to check the status of your financial aid app online for CLS like there is for NYU?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:18 pm

Show some more enthusiasm in here guys. I haven't heard nearly enough ASW stories.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby vertex » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:49 pm

You want ASW stories, here's mine!

I took a red-eye in and was exhausted the whole time, which made me a little overwhelmed by the hundreds of people there. The first day was kind of random and it was hard to meet people (and I'm a pretty social person). The second day was more structured, and I was well rested haha. There were mock classes, and I got cold called, and I didn't know the answer haha.

On the whole, all of the 1Ls and 2Ls I met seemed very chill and happy with their decision. I didn't get a competitive vibe from any of the current students so I think the whole CLS is competitive thing is just a bunch of crap. I made some really good friends (looking at you, annie) and I know I will make many, many more if the people I met end up going to CLS. The 0Ls are really tight.

There were a few people who were kind of ... frustrating. As in, they just kept talking and talking. And, you know, most of the time I want to hear about your story and where you came from and all the cool stuff you've done. But half an hour later, if the whole lunch table is falling asleep while you're talking about some random transaction you handled at your consulting firm, it's time to let the conversation flow in a different direction. But I only met a couple of people like this, and I think you can expect that at any law school.

I met some people who recognized me from TLS, although the first time someone said the letters 'TLS' it took me a few seconds to get what he was talking about since I had never heard it said out loud before. One person even called me out on being the OP of the Columbia 2011! thread. That was embarrasing.

The after-hours parties were awesome, I didn't pay for a single drink but boy did I pay the next morning.

The housing is really great. I don't think you can go wrong (unless you go to the Arbor). I requested to live with other law students, but some people took the different view that it would be nice to get away from the law students. Morningside Heights is a cool neighborhood, but I can see it getting old after 3 years.


ED to UVa. EDIT: sorry, i don't know where that came from
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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:21 pm

Did you say you're a ED to UVA? Sounds cool though and I'm sure we won't all be hanging in Morningside Heights the entire time.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Ship87 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:23 pm

Official CLSer 2014 right hurr :)

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby jman77 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:45 pm

Ship87 wrote:Official CLSer 2014 right hurr :)


Congratulations, buddy!

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:55 pm

Got my finaid package today. Bit disappointed consider UChi's offer.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:57 pm

So see if they'll match. You seem too reserved for the crazy guys/gals in the Chicago thread lol. But then again if you come to CLS...there's a great chance I'll be there acting crazy as well.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:06 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:So see if they'll match. You seem too reserved for the crazy guys/gals in the Chicago thread lol. But then again if you come to CLS...there's a great chance I'll be there acting crazy as well.

That crazy chi crew is full of all my tls friends. :D

They won't match it. They had my Chicago offer when they made the decision. I was Feeling good about cls, but now I don't know.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:11 pm

CastleRock wrote:
Non-Chalant1 wrote:So see if they'll match. You seem too reserved for the crazy guys/gals in the Chicago thread lol. But then again if you come to CLS...there's a great chance I'll be there acting crazy as well.

That crazy chi crew is full of all my tls friends. :D

They won't match it. They had my Chicago offer when they made the decision. I was Feeling good about cls, but now I don't know.

Well I'm withdrawing from Chi tomorrow so if you wanna join the party then by all means. Good luck whatever you decide, but I'd love to another TLSer in NYC next year.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Hobbes89 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:21 pm

Looks like I'll be CLS 2014 next fall too.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Ship87 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:52 pm

Hobbes89 wrote:Looks like I'll be CLS 2014 next fall too.


Wohoo welcome to the club! Join the FB group yet?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Verisimi » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:51 pm

I was admitted in the first wave of RD and got my financial aid stuff in reasonably early (received Chicago's award a month ago) but I called Columbia today and they are still reviewing my application. I asked them when I might receive my award and they gave me a standard bureaucratic response (wouldn't give any time frame). So.....what do I do? I did everything I could have reasonably done and they're kind of screwing me right now in terms of making an informed decision... :cry:

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Hobbes89 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:14 am

Ship87 wrote:
Hobbes89 wrote:Looks like I'll be CLS 2014 next fall too.


Wohoo welcome to the club! Join the FB group yet?


Hehe I've been in since a few weeks after being admitted...didn't want to miss out on any good info.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby memorex » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:48 am

Am I the only one who thinks Columbia's financial aid department is the slowest they've dealt with so far among the top schools? And the least cooperative? I've had friends who have sent in their fin aid apps a LOOOONG time ago, and still no response. They even emailed the director and assistant director. No response. I'm starting to get frustrated...




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