Columbia 2011!

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Ratchet Jackson
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:52 pm

jd2014! wrote:So I have been hiding from my email and all of you since holds starting going out and I lit my hair on fire. I survived the slaughter, but don't know weather to be relieved or sad. Probably the latter, since no hold likely = ding or WL (which = ding essentially). This is crazy. But so many people haven't heard anything! They can't WL or reject all of us, can they?

Is it over yet? Or are they still sending these things out? :shock:


Looks like the coast is clear for now, might be another onslaught tomorrow though, who knows.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby CosmoLaw » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:53 pm

Held. Complete on nov. 8. 4.3 index. This is just too perplexing. I mean there appears to be no order (not in terms of complete dates or indexes). I also don't get what the bloody difference is between a hold and a waitlist??????

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby CosmoLaw » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:54 pm

btw. I received my email timestamped) at 5:45pm

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:55 pm

Would it be advantageous for those of us who haven't been held to shoot LOCIs to CLS?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby daisyduke » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:56 pm

OMG! I left TLS for 2 days and this thread grew by literally 40 pages!! YIKES! Way to go guys! I'm so proud.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby thecilent » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:57 pm

There's no way cls wants/expects locis from holds. That would be wayyy to many letters for them to receive/read

continues working on loci :P

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby arism87 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:58 pm

daisyduke wrote:OMG! I left TLS for 2 dayshours and this thread grew by literally 40 pages!! YIKES! Way to go guys! I'm so proud.


:)

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby absolutazn87 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:01 pm

I'm following the trend and turning my "Hold" spreadsheet into a form too. :)

If you've been held, fill this form out!
https://spreadsheets0.google.com/viewfo ... c6MQ#gid=0

Results:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key ... y=CJCcv50J

If you've already posted your numbers before in this thread or you've PMed me, don't fill out the form

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby meryl » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:15 pm

174 & 3.9+ Held also :/ Doubt I will wait till April

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Weirdlog » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:16 pm

Raise your hand if it feels like Columbia Law School just gave us all a huge middle finger?

I don't know what the heck is going on over there, but this whole "holding" business has gotten me genuinely frustrated for the first time, really, in this entire cycle.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby annie2010 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:21 pm

Knock wrote:
alphagamma wrote:Held.

169/177, 4.0, complete in late November.

:(


My new theory: they meant to accept people in the held group.


This is the first thing I thought. PDF mix up?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:22 pm

Weirdlog wrote:Raise your hand if it feels like Columbia Law School just gave us all a huge middle finger?

I don't know what the heck is going on over there, but this whole "holding" business has gotten me genuinely frustrated for the first time, really, in this entire cycle.


+ 1

I'm going to call them tomorrow to ask about LOCIs and all that jazz. This is so absurd. If they do not consider us until past the Feb. 15th deadline, that is NOT "under active consideration." UGH.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby daisyduke » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:25 pm

Ok... just caught up on everything. WTF is going on here!!!???? I thought CLS was supposed to be one of the more predictable ones with their index #s. MADNESS!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:29 pm

I don't think this is a mix-up; they just sent out admit packets to those they wanted to admit. Not all of us (held applicants) have auto-admit numbers like them, though a healthy percentage in this group look pretty safe to me...

Regardless, I think it's a sign of CLS being very cautious about its admissions this year: YP for a lot of these candidates, a real and true "hold" for some, and throwing the ball in the applicants' court for others -- particularly those who are cross-admitted to peer schools/got funding elsewhere.

These statistics -- acceptance rate, yield, etc -- are so manipulated by all top law schools, it's appalling.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bmore » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:31 pm

ahduth wrote:
logistikon wrote:So.... is no news bad news? I am wondering if my joint degree application is keeping me out of the fray, or if I am already in the "reserve" pile.


Wait lets do a count of how many remaining not held who are complete pre-xmas

+1

I'm going to make this a list. Next person quote it:

r6
dulcatis
justhoping
RJ127
absolutazn87
forward
Philip_J_Fry
Kent M
TrustMeI'mAnActress
glitched
ahduth
bmore

+1

edit: total quote fail.

bmore

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby LinzerTorte » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:33 pm

Holy shit, when I saw that this thread had jumped from page 215 when I left work this afternoon to 240, I knew something had happened.

The hold #s make NO SENSE. I cannot believe what is happening here.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:34 pm

thecilent wrote:There's no way cls wants/expects locis from holds. That would be wayyy to many letters for them to receive/read

continues working on loci :P

Lol, we already had a conversation regarding fucking with the curve. :P

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby LAWLAW09 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:37 pm

bmore wrote:
ahduth wrote:
logistikon wrote:So.... is no news bad news? I am wondering if my joint degree application is keeping me out of the fray, or if I am already in the "reserve" pile.


Wait lets do a count of how many remaining not held who are complete pre-xmas

+1

I'm going to make this a list. Next person quote it:

r6
dulcatis
justhoping
RJ127
absolutazn87
forward
Philip_J_Fry
Kent M
TrustMeI'mAnActress
glitched
ahduth
bmore
LAWLAW09

+1

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby arism87 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:38 pm

I thought I looked at it earlier, but maybe I can't count- there really were a lot more admits on LSN at this time last year? Or am I still not counting properly? lol

I'm glad this is taking my mind off TWO interviews tomorrow.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:38 pm

akikaze wrote:I don't think this is a mix-up; they just sent out admit packets to those they wanted to admit. Not all of us (held applicants) have auto-admit numbers like them, though a healthy percentage in this group look pretty safe to me...

Regardless, I think it's a sign of CLS being very cautious about its admissions this year: YP for a lot of these candidates, a real and true "hold" for some, and throwing the ball in the applicants' court for others -- particularly those who are cross-admitted to peer schools/got funding elsewhere.

These statistics -- acceptance rate, yield, etc -- are so manipulated by all top law schools, it's appalling.


This seems like the most reasonable explanation.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bmore » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:39 pm

timmna wrote:
Non-Chalant1 wrote:
eskimo wrote:
WTF NO HOLD NO NOTHING?!?!?!!!!???? wrote:r6
dulcatis
justhoping
RJ127
absolutazn87
Philip_J_Fry
Kent M
TrustMeI'mAnActress
glitched
ahduth
pastadog
eskimo
Non-Chalant1

bmore


Really! What does this mean!


Sorry! Quoted lwrong list.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Weirdlog » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:42 pm

Man, do we really think Columbia is holding people to "test" their interest in their school? And, in doing so, protect their yield protection? If so, that's pretty effed up--I would thinking sending an application in should be enough to tell them "Yes, I am interested in going here."

As far as sending a LOCI, I don't think I'm going to. I DID send one to Harvard, but that's because Harvard's "held" email opened the door to a LOCI, whereas I don't see the same invitation in Columbia's letter.

Gah!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby thecilent » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:42 pm

CastleRock wrote:
thecilent wrote:There's no way cls wants/expects locis from holds. That would be wayyy to many letters for them to receive/read

continues working on loci :P

Lol, we already had a conversation regarding fucking with the curve. :P

:D

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:42 pm

I don't know if I'm happier with no hold and no admit, or if I'd be happier with a hold.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby GraniteState » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:43 pm

No VCE, no email. DR.

And by DR, I mean "DOUBLE RAINBOW ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE SKY. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!"




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