Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby maxpower430 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:39 am

I have a question about the letters of rec for the application. In the instructions, it says that for those who are working full-time a letter from a supervisor is required, and may replace a faculty letter. I've had two jobs since i graduated last spring, and in the recent one i've had multiple supervisors. This feels like a stupid question, but I think I'm better represented by my faculty letters and would prefer to just submit those (I feel like my current job isn't particularly impressive), but given that it is a requirement, it seems like it'd be dumb to just submit faculty letters. Anyone care to comment/in a similar situation? Thanks so much.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby caminante » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:32 am

maxpower430 wrote:I have a question about the letters of rec for the application. In the instructions, it says that for those who are working full-time a letter from a supervisor is required, and may replace a faculty letter. I've had two jobs since i graduated last spring, and in the recent one i've had multiple supervisors. This feels like a stupid question, but I think I'm better represented by my faculty letters and would prefer to just submit those (I feel like my current job isn't particularly impressive), but given that it is a requirement, it seems like it'd be dumb to just submit faculty letters. Anyone care to comment/in a similar situation? Thanks so much.


I'm in a similar situation in that I don't like my current job and doubt I will get a stellar reference. Since it says required, though, I think it would be wrong not to include one. It would definitely hurt you more than a mediocre LOR, I think.

Personally, I just gave my supervisor a ton of information that I thought would be helpful to him in writing the PS. I'm hoping for the best :)

I don't think I will send my work reference to most schools... I haven't totally decided on that yet. I doubt it will be an excellent letter, so my gut says only send it if they require it.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby maxpower430 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:41 am

caminante wrote:
maxpower430 wrote:I have a question about the letters of rec for the application. In the instructions, it says that for those who are working full-time a letter from a supervisor is required, and may replace a faculty letter. I've had two jobs since i graduated last spring, and in the recent one i've had multiple supervisors. This feels like a stupid question, but I think I'm better represented by my faculty letters and would prefer to just submit those (I feel like my current job isn't particularly impressive), but given that it is a requirement, it seems like it'd be dumb to just submit faculty letters. Anyone care to comment/in a similar situation? Thanks so much.


I'm in a similar situation in that I don't like my current job and doubt I will get a stellar reference. Since it says required, though, I think it would be wrong not to include one. It would definitely hurt you more than a mediocre LOR, I think.

Personally, I just gave my supervisor a ton of information that I thought would be helpful to him in writing the PS. I'm hoping for the best :)

I don't think I will send my work reference to most schools... I haven't totally decided on that yet. I doubt it will be an excellent letter, so my gut says only send it if they require it.


Ah gotcha, I think my letter would be fine, but I'm also unsure of what the job would really reveal about me. Since it is required though I guess I'll just have to hope it works out. Are you planning on submitting it along with two faculty LORs? I figure at least in this instance three letters would be ok, since I think my letters would represent me well.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby caminante » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:56 am

Yea I'm definitely sending in my 2 faculty LORs in addition. I think both of those will be great and more representative of my potential. I don't think 3 LORs is ever unreasonable, though.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby starrydreamz3 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:50 pm

Hi guys! I was feeling nostalgic and wanted to pop back in here to wish you all good luck! I applied last cycle so I know it sucks now, but it gets better!

Anyway, if you have any questions about the process feel free to reach out to me! Otherwise I'm just gonna stalk this thread every once in a while.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby tt102 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:55 am

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby tt102 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:58 am

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:55 am

#submitted

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby spek » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:09 pm

In general, are people listing the other schools they are applying to under the "Law School Interest" section or is the consensus that this should be left blank?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:13 pm

spek wrote:In general, are people listing the other schools they are applying to under the "Law School Interest" section or is the consensus that this should be left blank?


I did. Why ask for it if you'll knock anyone who responds truthfully?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ignatiusr » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:42 pm

caminante wrote:
maxpower430 wrote:I have a question about the letters of rec for the application. In the instructions, it says that for those who are working full-time a letter from a supervisor is required, and may replace a faculty letter. I've had two jobs since i graduated last spring, and in the recent one i've had multiple supervisors. This feels like a stupid question, but I think I'm better represented by my faculty letters and would prefer to just submit those (I feel like my current job isn't particularly impressive), but given that it is a requirement, it seems like it'd be dumb to just submit faculty letters. Anyone care to comment/in a similar situation? Thanks so much.


I'm in a similar situation in that I don't like my current job and doubt I will get a stellar reference. Since it says required, though, I think it would be wrong not to include one. It would definitely hurt you more than a mediocre LOR, I think.

Personally, I just gave my supervisor a ton of information that I thought would be helpful to him in writing the PS. I'm hoping for the best :)

I don't think I will send my work reference to most schools... I haven't totally decided on that yet. I doubt it will be an excellent letter, so my gut says only send it if they require it.


Whoops. I overlooked this requirement prior to applying. I read the instructions on the first few applications, but stopped reading after I realized all the information was relatively generic and straightforward. Apparently, that was a mistake. However, I've only been working full-time since August. Wouldn't it be a little bizarre to ask someone to write you a recommendation letter when you've only known them for 10 weeks?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby 7ED » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:02 am

Hi everyone!

I was accepted last cycle and I am currently deferred to the class of 2015. Just wanted to say good luck to everyone going through the grinder right now. Its slow, its painful, but it gets better! Look forward to meeting you guys next year, if you have questions, I'd be glad to lend a hand!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby annyong » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:11 pm

Went complete today, whoo!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:24 pm

annyong wrote:Went complete today, whoo!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kwais » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:01 pm

They had a session here yesterday for students who are applying or are interested in applying. Did any of you attend?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jim-green » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:29 am

Question 11. Financial aid. What are folks answering here?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby spek » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:53 am

Submitted!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soj » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:31 am

Applied! :D

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby rotaxkarter » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:26 am

submitted :D

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby metaphobe » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:58 pm

just got the email...complete!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelawyler » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:22 am

maxpower430 wrote:I have a question about the letters of rec for the application. In the instructions, it says that for those who are working full-time a letter from a supervisor is required, and may replace a faculty letter. I've had two jobs since i graduated last spring, and in the recent one i've had multiple supervisors. This feels like a stupid question, but I think I'm better represented by my faculty letters and would prefer to just submit those (I feel like my current job isn't particularly impressive), but given that it is a requirement, it seems like it'd be dumb to just submit faculty letters. Anyone care to comment/in a similar situation? Thanks so much.


If it wasn't for this post, I would not have caught that. Wow. I guess not reading all the directions can indeed be a mistake even in something as simple as a stupid law school app.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:05 pm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby spek » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:27 pm

Just went complete!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:13 pm

Submitted oct 14th, went complete today!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kulshan » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:56 am

Does anyone know whether Columbia will do another round of fee waivers when the Oct. scores come out? I'm not sure why they'd give me one then when they didn't the first time, but I can hope!




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