Columbia Class of 2020

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2020)

Where are you hoping to live?

Law school housing - Lenfest/Lionsgate
14
18%
Law school housing - 115th/116th
10
13%
UAH apartments
33
43%
Off-campus - Morningside Heights/surrounding neighborhoods
13
17%
Off-campus - farther away (but why tho)
7
9%
 
Total votes: 77

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:39 pm

AFtoLawschool wrote:Just got an email from the Financial Aid Office with my award (I'm in Canada for the summer). A big fat zilch.

I'm assuming this means I'm out for the Richard Paul Richman Fellowship too, though I haven't heard anything official about that.

It's been fun guys. I'll be downtown at NYU if you need me.

Anybody want to take over the OP of the thread? Anybody know how to do that?


That doesn't give me much confidence :-/. You have same GPA, a bit lower LSAT (I don't think it matters when you get that high), but stronger softs.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:29 pm

Columbia 82.5% Biglaw/fed clerks, top of the T13!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby WordsworthIsBae » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:33 pm

jjcorvino wrote:Columbia 82.5% Biglaw/fed clerks, top of the T13!


That's great news!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:40 pm

jjcorvino wrote:Columbia 82.5% Biglaw/fed clerks, top of the T13!


Where to find this info? Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby lawdude31 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:24 pm

I hate my mailbox

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:46 pm

hellohalo wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:Columbia 82.5% Biglaw/fed clerks, top of the T13!


Where to find this info? Thanks!


I found it in the employment numbers thread in "choosing a law school" forum.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:51 pm

jjcorvino wrote:
hellohalo wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:Columbia 82.5% Biglaw/fed clerks, top of the T13!


Where to find this info? Thanks!


I found it in the employment numbers thread in "choosing a law school" forum.


Thanks. Found it. Top 13 there all look good.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby harmcharm » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:21 am

hellohalo wrote:
harmcharm wrote:Hey y'all, I don't know if you mentioned other deadlines when you called financial aid this week, but I called on Monday telling them my deadlines were coming up and was told I'm in initial review and the mailing could take weeks. I preemptively emailed them my other offers a few hours later and got an email with my award in it today. I don't know how/why the decision got so fast-tracked, but try referring to deadlines and see what happens. :)


How is the offer? happy with it?


It wasn't zero, but I got twice as much from Chicago so it's way too low for me to keep considering Columbia. I didn't show my hand with *all*my offers though, so I'm thinking about updating with other offers and seeing what happens.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby palalc » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:04 am

Has anyone attempted to negotiate with Columbia yet? If so, have you received a response of any sort?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby ottovon » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:14 am

Just got my financial aid offer via email. $60,000 grant and some loans. With NYC Big Law as the goal, think I'm gonna take it over better offers from Michigan, NU, and Duke. I called on Monday, was told they were still reviewing my information, and requested they email it to me since I am in Asia. There's still hope people.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:16 am

ottovon wrote:Just got my financial aid offer via email. $60,000 grant and some loans. With NYC Big Law as the goal, think I'm gonna take it over better offers from Michigan, NU, and Duke. I called on Monday, was told they were still reviewing my information, and requested they email it to me since I am in Asia. There's still hope people.


Oh crap, I am going to be out of town the next two weeks, I should call and let them know to email me instead.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Leliana » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:19 am

in b4 everyone in this thread goes mysteriously "out of town" for the next few weeks :lol:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby palalc » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:26 am

ottovon wrote:Just got my financial aid offer via email. $60,000 grant and some loans. With NYC Big Law as the goal, think I'm gonna take it over better offers from Michigan, NU, and Duke. I called on Monday, was told they were still reviewing my information, and requested they email it to me since I am in Asia. There's still hope people.


Stats?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:19 pm

:mrgreen: let's all get out of town.


Leliana wrote:in b4 everyone in this thread goes mysteriously "out of town" for the next few weeks :lol:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:20 pm

palalc wrote:
ottovon wrote:Just got my financial aid offer via email. $60,000 grant and some loans. With NYC Big Law as the goal, think I'm gonna take it over better offers from Michigan, NU, and Duke. I called on Monday, was told they were still reviewing my information, and requested they email it to me since I am in Asia. There's still hope people.


Stats?


You can simply check his/her profile...

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby minkbrigade » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:21 pm

harmcharm wrote:Hey y'all, I don't know if you mentioned other deadlines when you called financial aid this week, but I called on Monday telling them my deadlines were coming up and was told I'm in initial review and the mailing could take weeks. I preemptively emailed them my other offers a few hours later and got an email with my award in it today. I don't know how/why the decision got so fast-tracked, but try referring to deadlines and see what happens. :)


Thanks for the perspective! I called today and was told my application was in final review. Just curious, what other offers did you email them? I have decent offers from Michigan and NYU, but Michigan is significantly higher than NYU, and am trying to decide if I should just email them Mich's for now. I'm still trying to get NYU to take the bait and increase their offer, and I don't want to get low-balled by Columbia in the interim, particularly since I haven't seen their offer yet!

Also, I straight up just asked the person I spoke to if they could email me the offer since I have upcoming deadlines and she said they'd be happy to do so. No need to invent business trips or anything like that to get them to switch from snail mail to email.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Why??? » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:24 pm

I called and also asked for my award to be emailed instead of sent by snail mail and they said they were happy to do so.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:29 pm

jjcorvino wrote:
hellohalo wrote:When will you call them AGAIN? I plan to call them to ask about the progress this Friday again after I called them last Friday. I hope I don't appear to be too pushy.


I am not sure. This is really frustrating and it is even worse that they send them snail mail.


I called again and it's a different person answering the phone. She's very nice and friendly. :)
Hopefully I'll hear from them next week. She said mail and scan a copy.
Idk, she said also email even before I asked them to. Maybe it's because it's getting late so they want to speed things up too?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:31 pm

hellohalo wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:
hellohalo wrote:When will you call them AGAIN? I plan to call them to ask about the progress this Friday again after I called them last Friday. I hope I don't appear to be too pushy.


I am not sure. This is really frustrating and it is even worse that they send them snail mail.


I called again and it's a different person answering the phone. She's very nice and friendly. :)
Hopefully I'll hear from them next week. She said mail and scan a copy.
Idk, she said also email even before I asked them to. Maybe it's because it's getting late so they want to speed things up too?


Is it weird to call and ask to email even though I called yesterday?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:36 pm

jjcorvino wrote:
hellohalo wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:
hellohalo wrote:When will you call them AGAIN? I plan to call them to ask about the progress this Friday again after I called them last Friday. I hope I don't appear to be too pushy.


I am not sure. This is really frustrating and it is even worse that they send them snail mail.


I called again and it's a different person answering the phone. She's very nice and friendly. :)
Hopefully I'll hear from them next week. She said mail and scan a copy.
Idk, she said also email even before I asked them to. Maybe it's because it's getting late so they want to speed things up too?


Is it weird to call and ask to email even though I called yesterday?


Did they tell you when you may get the decision? Maybe you can call them early next week? Or just call them and say "sorry I called yesterday but can you just email it to me? yadayada"

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby lnsl123 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:36 pm

Unexpectedly received my award letter via email. I'm in NYC and called them on Monday. Did not ask to have it emailed so it was nice they did it anyway.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:10 am

lnsl123 wrote:Unexpectedly received my award letter via email. I'm in NYC and called them on Monday. Did not ask to have it emailed so it was nice they did it anyway.


What time? Is the offer decent?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby lnsl123 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:27 am

hellohalo wrote:
lnsl123 wrote:Unexpectedly received my award letter via email. I'm in NYC and called them on Monday. Did not ask to have it emailed so it was nice they did it anyway.


What time? Is the offer decent?


Can't remember exactly. I was on a plane from San Francisco and got it when I landed.

The offer was pretty much exactly what I wanted in order for me to say yes. A smidge below NYU but not enough to make me want to be in the Village.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:31 am

lnsl123 wrote:
hellohalo wrote:
lnsl123 wrote:Unexpectedly received my award letter via email. I'm in NYC and called them on Monday. Did not ask to have it emailed so it was nice they did it anyway.


What time? Is the offer decent?


Can't remember exactly. I was on a plane from San Francisco and got it when I landed.

The offer was pretty much exactly what I wanted in order for me to say yes. A smidge below NYU but not enough to make me want to be in the Village.


Congrats!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Thelaw23 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:39 am

Last week I was told my application and file is complete and I will hear back soon. I called yesterday and was told that my application is still under final review. Ugh.



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