How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

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How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

Postby dude2009 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:04 pm

Hey, I've been search this forum and I haven't quite found an answer to this question. But does Columbia Law Admissions Officers look favorably on Columbia Undergrad? (Either CC or SEAS?)
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Re: How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

Postby Veyron » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:09 pm

There are some windows in the law library where there is a view of it I believe.

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Re: How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

Postby dude2009 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:11 pm

Veyron wrote:There are some windows in the law library where there is a view of it I believe.


haha... thanks... I thought that you would have understood an idiomatic expression. Guess not.

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Re: How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

Postby IAFG » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:43 pm

dude2009 wrote:
Veyron wrote:There are some windows in the law library where there is a view of it I believe.


haha... thanks... I thought that you would have understood an idiomatic expression. Guess not.

i lol'd anyway. seems like a career services/academic/prelaw advisor would help you more than we would. they are probably pretty familiar w this.

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Re: How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

Postby alabamabound » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:49 pm

When I was a CC undergrad (many years ago), I heard rumors that this was a disadvantage when applying to CLS, all else being equal. Now that my ED CLS app this cycle has been "deferred," I'm beginning to believe the conspiracy talk, though my numbers were by no means auto-admit.

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Re: How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

Postby imchuckbass58 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:56 pm

I have no basis to say this, but pretty favorably I'd think.

In general CLS is an undergrad prestige whore (lots of ivies, top LACs and top publics). I'd say Columbia undergrad is probably one of the best-represented schools in my class after Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Berkeley and Stanford (and perhaps on par with those last two).

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Re: How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

Postby aad » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:00 pm

From the prelaw advisor, I've been told that they look favorably upon our kind.

-Columbia College Alum

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Re: How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:01 pm

imchuckbass58 wrote:I have no basis to say this, but pretty favorably I'd think.

In general CLS is an undergrad prestige whore (lots of ivies, top LACs and top publics). I'd say Columbia undergrad is probably one of the best-represented schools in my class after Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Berkeley and Stanford (and perhaps on par with those last two).



So would you say that HYP undergrad gives a significant GPA bump?

Anyone care to assess an HYP 3.3 with above median lsat?

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Re: How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:07 pm

Heard interesting things on this issue. A well known TLSer from Columbia UG was dinged at CLS with 174/3.8. He's having the last laugh at Harvard.

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Re: How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

Postby sophie316 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:57 pm

I'd heard it was harder, but I got in (altho didn't attend). PM me if you want numbers etc

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Re: How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

Postby superserial » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:25 pm

imchuckbass58 wrote:I have no basis to say this, but pretty favorably I'd think.

In general CLS is an undergrad prestige whore (lots of ivies, top LACs and top publics). I'd say Columbia undergrad is probably one of the best-represented schools in my class after Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Berkeley and Stanford (and perhaps on par with those last two).


+ 1 for CLS being a UG prestige whore.

I think Cornell is the best represented in terms of sheer numbers. Back when we had access to admitnet I ran some searches by undergrad, and I'm pretty sure we have 15 Columbia undergrads in our 1L class, which suggests CLS doesn't look upon them disfavorably.

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Re: How does Columbia Law look at Columbia Undergrad?

Postby superserial » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:36 pm

The Pen Is Mightier wrote:
So would you say that HYP undergrad gives a significant GPA bump?

Anyone care to assess an HYP 3.3 with above median lsat?


I don't think you'll get in unless your LSAT is above the 75th percentile.




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