Columbia Law Students of Color

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Columbia Law Students of Color

Postby nomoneymoproblems » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:31 pm

I am a 26 year old, first-generation immigrant woman. I did not grow up privileged. I am the first person in my family to go to college and now also the first to pursue a graduate degree. I've been admitted to CLS' Class of 2018 and though I'm incredibly honored, I am also concerned about what lies ahead.

I am curious to hear from other students of color who are currently enrolled at or recently graduated from Columbia. What was your overall experience? Is there an ever-present burden of pressure? Do you feel alienated by the school or your peers in any describable way? Do you feel supported or have a community that has helped you transition into law school?

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Re: Columbia Law Students of Color

Postby banjo » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:13 pm

I hope you've gotten some useful PMs, but if you haven't, you should ask admissions to put you in touch with student leaders. These are issues that students here think a lot about, and they'll be happy to provide some perspective.

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