Columbia Class of 2016

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2016)
Sampaguita21
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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Sampaguita21 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:55 pm

I'm a girl and I was just planning on wearing jeans, riding boots, and a normal shirt. I figure it's better to be casual than overdressed at these events lol.

Also, it's going to be in the high 30s-low 40s with flurries on Wed and Thurs. You probably don't want to be walking around in a skirt and flats. :)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby 309020 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:23 pm

Oh, I know the idea of a skirt and flats in this weather is ludicrous, especially since it seems like we'll be in and out of buildings. I just got spooked by the mention of business casual. Glad to know I won't be the only one disregarding it! Really, looking put together should be enough.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Sampaguita21 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:29 pm

Which classes are you guys thinking of visiting? I was thinking of going to Cohn's Comparative Constitutional Law class on Wednesday morning. I really want to make Bermann and Pistor's Lawyering Across Multiple Legal Orders class on Thursday afternoon but it overlaps with Financial Aid Q&A.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby one_by_one » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:23 am

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby domino » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:33 am

Would bang (assuming he was single)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby gabriella97 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:46 pm

Has anybody filled out the housing application yet? Why can't I find the area where I can enter specific preferences, such as location, size, etc.?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby J90 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:18 pm

gabriella97 wrote:Has anybody filled out the housing application yet? Why can't I find the area where I can enter specific preferences, such as location, size, etc.?


I'm not sure, Gabriella, that's weird. I just opened it this morning and was able to do that, it was the section right beneath School Information (where I identified myself as a J.D. student, etc.) for me.

Another housing question - the site asks if I want coed housing, single gender housing, or either. I hope this doesn't sound too stupid, but they're referring to the building, not the specific room, right? So by choosing "coed housing" there'd be females in the building, but I wouldn't necessarily be rooming with one?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby starrydreamz3 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:46 pm

gabriella97 wrote:Has anybody filled out the housing application yet? Why can't I find the area where I can enter specific preferences, such as location, size, etc.?


I sent an email to the housing address listed on the site and said I was interested in a specific building (Butler Hall, what what!) They just sent an email back saying they added it to my file. You can probably just write up a few sentences and email it to them, since I don't see any free text fields on the application.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby kakistocracy » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:15 pm

starrydreamz3 wrote:
gabriella97 wrote:Has anybody filled out the housing application yet? Why can't I find the area where I can enter specific preferences, such as location, size, etc.?


I sent an email to the housing address listed on the site and said I was interested in a specific building (Butler Hall, what what!) They just sent an email back saying they added it to my file. You can probably just write up a few sentences and email it to them, since I don't see any free text fields on the application.


This happened to me too when I tried out the housing application yesterday. Wonder why it happens to some of us and not others? Thanks for the tip though - will do that!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby gabriella97 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:29 pm

starrydreamz3 wrote:
gabriella97 wrote:Has anybody filled out the housing application yet? Why can't I find the area where I can enter specific preferences, such as location, size, etc.?


I sent an email to the housing address listed on the site and said I was interested in a specific building (Butler Hall, what what!) They just sent an email back saying they added it to my file. You can probably just write up a few sentences and email it to them, since I don't see any free text fields on the application.


That's what I figured. Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Alassio » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:08 pm

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:11 pm

Alassio wrote:So just how "soft" is this financial aid deadline? I honestly didn't realize that I had to do anything else other than Need Access and Fafsa (which I did long ago). I'll be overnighting my Columbia form and tax forms tomorrow, but do you think that's it for me?


I'm sure you're fine. Someone on the fb group said that they called them and they weren't even done verifying the materials they did have (sounded like they were swamped). I'd just call on Monday to let them know your forms are on their way.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby kakistocracy » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:50 pm

Alassio wrote:So just how "soft" is this financial aid deadline? I honestly didn't realize that I had to do anything else other than Need Access and Fafsa (which I did long ago). I'll be overnighting my Columbia form and tax forms tomorrow, but do you think that's it for me?


It's pretty soft. The instructions on the questionnaire even said "March 1 or as soon as you receive admission" or something along those lines. I called the office just to check and they said if you get it in ASAP the difference is negligible.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:42 am

as long as you do fasfsa/need and send in their questionaire and tax returns to their office, you are all set right?

what gives in them taking so long, i thought it was late feb/early march? should we hear this week?

Eta whoops. Late march sry
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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby kakistocracy » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:19 am

I was under the impression it was late march/early april

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Chaucer1343 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:56 am

Anyone available to look over an LOCI? I'm on reserve. (I don't need it edited. I would just appreciate general comments relating to wording, content, etc.)

I feel like my background and aspirations are a good (and unique) fit for Columbia. My LSAT score says otherwise though. :(

GPA is above the 75th and LSAT is a few points below the 25th.

I am asking here because you guys had all the right pieces in all the right places (and were thereby accepted). :D

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Alassio » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:39 am

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby kakistocracy » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:52 pm

That was my understanding, yeah.

Chaucer1343 wrote:Anyone available to look over an LOCI? I'm on reserve. (I don't need it edited. I would just appreciate general comments relating to wording, content, etc.)

I feel like my background and aspirations are a good (and unique) fit for Columbia. My LSAT score says otherwise though. :(

GPA is above the 75th and LSAT is a few points below the 25th.

I am asking here because you guys had all the right pieces in all the right places (and were thereby accepted). :D


Sure!

Sampaguita21
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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Sampaguita21 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:16 pm

Chaucer1343 wrote:Anyone available to look over an LOCI? I'm on reserve. (I don't need it edited. I would just appreciate general comments relating to wording, content, etc.)

I feel like my background and aspirations are a good (and unique) fit for Columbia. My LSAT score says otherwise though. :(

GPA is above the 75th and LSAT is a few points below the 25th.

I am asking here because you guys had all the right pieces in all the right places (and were thereby accepted). :D


Happy to look over your LOCI :D . Feel free to PM me. I was also a reverse splitter like you, so hang in there and don't give up hope!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby mls » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:46 am

Is anybody here familiar with the various housing options? What are the advantages/disadvantages of Lionsgate, Lenfest, and the 115/116th street apartments? I know it's a general question, but I only walked past the buildings when I visited a few months ago and would love any insight!

(And I'm thinking maybe I'm not the only one....)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby beepboopbeep » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:30 pm

mls wrote:Is anybody here familiar with the various housing options? What are the advantages/disadvantages of Lionsgate, Lenfest, and the 115/116th street apartments? I know it's a general question, but I only walked past the buildings when I visited a few months ago and would love any insight!

(And I'm thinking maybe I'm not the only one....)


I can only speak to Lenfest. I visited a couple other apartments during the ASW, but not lionsgate or the ones next to Warren.

It is pretty dorm-y, ikea-esque furniture, but not bad. The studios are a decent size and it seems like it's actually possible to get them as a single/non-married student, which is different than the impression I got from the housing stuff online.

According to the 1L who showed it off, it costs $2k/mo., but a lot of first year students live there so there's some community. It's what I'm leaning toward personally for that reason.

The others I saw were all UAH (ie, not specific to the law school), and were way nicer, and much cheaper. There was a beautiful 1BD for like 1600/mo that was about double the size of the studio in Lenfest, though it seems like those are basically all filled by couples.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby slienthill » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:38 pm

Has anyone heard from the admissions office about the travel subsidy? I've submitted my proof of purchase via email several days ago and haven't received any news from them so far. Does anyone have the similar experience?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby superhopefulwoo » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:51 pm

I felt that I had autoding numbers from this school and was recently put on the reserve list. Can I take this as a shred of hope? I am planning on writing a LOCI and retaking the LSAT in June - should I mention the LSAT?

Would appreciate any input/advice!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby tonton » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:01 pm

Checking in. Would love to go visit on the 3rd and 4th, but not in the states. so if anyone does go, please feel free to go on a diatribe about how bad the food was, or maybe gush about how great it was! Who the other c/o 2016 students were, if you liked them..what was said about need based aid limits during the fin aid Q&A, if 1Ls actually get the classes they are really interested in the bid for classes outside the curriculum. I would gobble up information about how even the doors to the main entrance of the law faculty work haha anything!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby tonton » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:03 pm

slienthill wrote:Has anyone heard from the admissions office about the travel subsidy? I've submitted my proof of purchase via email several days ago and haven't received any news from them so far. Does anyone have the similar experience?


Based on last year's thread, seems this takes anything from a week to two

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... a&start=75




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