Columbia Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

When will you be moving in / to NYC?

Already in the city / before end of June
4
8%
Early or mid-July
1
2%
End of July
5
10%
August 1~4
7
14%
August 5~8
12
24%
August 9~12
12
24%
August 13~15
6
12%
After August 15, because IDGAF
3
6%
 
Total votes: 50

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jbagelboy
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:06 am

Stubbazubba wrote:So sad I can't attend ASW. For any CLS students/alum watching, could you answer a few questions about your student experience for those of us that couldn't make it? The first question may not be generally applicable, but all the rest are:

1) I'm interested in going into government service, and possibly even JAG. Do you know of anyone who has done JAG from Columbia? Do you know what sort of resources Columbia has for this?

2) How do you feel your relationship is with your professors? Can you talk to most of them individually, do they know who you are? How involved are they in your law school experience outside of the classroom?

3) Is there a strong competitive feeling in your classes? What are your relationships with other students at CLS like? Can you get notes and help from others?

4) How many hours per week would you say you are studying/in class? Would you say you had enough free time to keep your sanity your 1L year?

5) How helpful have you felt CLS' career services to be? If you know anyone with PI experience, do they feel the office was helpful, or do most have to rely on other sources?

6) What have your experiences been with CLS alumni? Are most willing or eager to help out students?

7) What's the greatest thing about going to CLS? What's the worst?

TIA!


I would direct you here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=176925&start=1425
I could answer a few, but you'll get better/more thorough responses posting it for all the current students.

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Stubbazubba
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Stubbazubba » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:12 am

Ah, thanks.

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FuriousDuck
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby FuriousDuck » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:47 am

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Tela1283
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Tela1283 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:05 am

Can we appeal the financial aid Decision (for more money)? Or could you risk losing it all? And how would I go about doing that?

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jbagelboy
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:14 am

Tela1283 wrote:Can we appeal the financial aid Decision (for more money)? Or could you risk losing it all? And how would I go about doing that?


They won't take away the grant they've offered assuming you aren't unbelievably inappropriate. Ask politely and at worst they will politely decline and maintain your current offer.

muzzy
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby muzzy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:40 am

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Typhoon24
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Typhoon24 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:44 am

muzzy wrote:Any peeps attending day two of the ASW that could share thoughts would be much appreciated, specifically if any good PI stuff comes up (no more about externships, please and thank you).

I overslept and went to NYU early, don't hate me. :lol:


There was a lecture on human rights: law, policy, and strategy, but it got canceled. :X

Edit: heard it was canceled from a friend.

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kitkat288
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby kitkat288 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:04 pm

muzzy wrote:Any peeps attending day two of the ASW that could share thoughts would be much appreciated, specifically if any good PI stuff comes up (no more about externships, please and thank you).

I overslept and went to NYU early, don't hate me. :lol:



There was an omelette bar and a crepe bar.

jojobean7
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jojobean7 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:51 pm

Anyone else still waiting on financial aid? Do you think it could hurt to call/email to ask when I can expect to hear from them?

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neprep
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:52 pm

jojobean7 wrote:Anyone else still waiting on financial aid? Do you think it could hurt to call/email to ask when I can expect to hear from them?


I still am.

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sjgonzalez3
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby sjgonzalez3 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:58 pm

neprep wrote:
jojobean7 wrote:Anyone else still waiting on financial aid? Do you think it could hurt to call/email to ask when I can expect to hear from them?


I still am.


Got tired of waiting. Withdrew my admittance. YAY HLS

kenwash
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby kenwash » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:03 pm

jojobean7 wrote:Anyone else still waiting on financial aid? Do you think it could hurt to call/email to ask when I can expect to hear from them?

+1

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a.sleepyhead
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby a.sleepyhead » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:12 pm

jojobean7 wrote:Anyone else still waiting on financial aid? Do you think it could hurt to call/email to ask when I can expect to hear from them?


Also me. I got a nice email acknowledging other scholarship offers I sent them, but haven't received my offer from CLS yet. :\

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tlsapp2017
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:36 pm

So... NYU or Columbia? I have no idea what to do :(

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kitkat288
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby kitkat288 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:17 pm

jojobean7 wrote:Anyone else still waiting on financial aid? Do you think it could hurt to call/email to ask when I can expect to hear from them?



I don't think so. And the finaid guy said at asw they could email offers if you had deadlines.

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MyopicVisage
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby MyopicVisage » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:15 am

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manu6926
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Tela1283
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Tela1283 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:38 am

manu6926 wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:So... NYU or Columbia? I have no idea what to do :(


Assuming sticker, the credited response here is Columbia. Hands down.


What if there's a 20k difference? All things being equal I'd choose columbia...you think that difference is negligible in the grand scheme of things?

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Theopliske8711
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:02 am

kitkat288 wrote:
muzzy wrote:Any peeps attending day two of the ASW that could share thoughts would be much appreciated, specifically if any good PI stuff comes up (no more about externships, please and thank you).

I overslept and went to NYU early, don't hate me. :lol:



There was an omelette bar and a crepe bar.


Tso good!

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Hitchensian
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Hitchensian » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:24 pm

As a general FYI, yesterday at the ASW financial aid presentation the director said he "hoped" to be sending out a batch of scholly decisions today (Friday) via snail mail.

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buffalo_
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:08 pm

Does anyone have experience with I-House? Is this a viable option (even for US students)?

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mt2165
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mt2165 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:01 pm

Received my financial aid package, certainly not too shabby considering what I consider others are probably getting. If I could get just a little more I'd definitely bite. My parents however, aren't nearly as thrilled...they are traumatizing me with regards to this prospective debt.

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Gary
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Gary » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:31 pm

mt2165 wrote:Received my financial aid package, certainly not too shabby considering what I consider others are probably getting. If I could get just a little more I'd definitely bite. My parents however, aren't nearly as thrilled...they are traumatizing me with regards to this prospective debt.


My parents are the exact opposite. "You're young, everyone has to take out debt for cars, houses, tuition. Don't let that bother you." :roll:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:33 pm

People, like my parents, who play down debt are out of their fucking minds.




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