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

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

Postby sea15 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:05 pm

MumofCad wrote:
Curious1 wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
freestallion wrote:I was shocked because I got a letter from Columbia recently. But it turned out to be a letter from Asian student groups talking about diversity, the asian community, and inviting me to apply. Haha. Got excited for nothing, though I knew it couldn't have been good news so early ;)


LOL I got the same exact letter. I was really excited to see mail from Columbia too.


omg you too.


I got one from the Women's group on campus and I didn't even apply to Columbia. My husband said, "Hey! You got something from Columbia, now that's a name I recognize!" He gets a kick out of all the junk mail we get from random law schools these day. Man, there are a lot of law schools in this country.



Got the women's group one too. My husband had put it under some TTT brochures and I about flipped out when I saw a thin envelope for Columbia. Then I remembered it's only October....

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

Postby roguewave19 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:07 pm

Got the women's one too. Let's hope the mail from Columbia keeps coming :)

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

Postby piccolittle » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:21 pm

Just a little shout out for CLWA - I'm a member and the ladies are super nice. We just ran a jobs panel for 1Ls and started our mentorship program. I love it :)

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

Postby roguewave19 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:32 pm

Ugh why can't Columbia allow for addenda? My PS ends perfectly at two pages and I'm scared of making it go over... but I really want to show Columbia how interested I am.

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:34 pm

roguewave19 wrote:Ugh why can't Columbia allow for addenda? My PS ends perfectly at two pages and I'm scared of making it go over... but I really want to show Columbia how interested I am.


I spoke with a Columbia rep who said you can send along a Why Columbia, but it's not necessarily encouraged. He said something along the lines of, if you're going to give us something extra to read, it better be good.

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

Postby thatkid » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:10 am

Yeshia90 wrote:
roguewave19 wrote:Ugh why can't Columbia allow for addenda? My PS ends perfectly at two pages and I'm scared of making it go over... but I really want to show Columbia how interested I am.


I spoke with a Columbia rep who said you can send along a Why Columbia, but it's not necessarily encouraged. He said something along the lines of, if you're going to give us something extra to read, it better be good.


I spoke to Mr. Columbia at the LSAC forum in New York, and he looked genuinely disgusted when I mentioned writing such an essay. Consequently, I sent my application off without one, in spite of Columbia being one of my top two schools. Time will tell if this was a terrible choice, I suppose.

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

Postby roguewave19 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:31 am

thatkid wrote:
Yeshia90 wrote:
roguewave19 wrote:Ugh why can't Columbia allow for addenda? My PS ends perfectly at two pages and I'm scared of making it go over... but I really want to show Columbia how interested I am.


I spoke with a Columbia rep who said you can send along a Why Columbia, but it's not necessarily encouraged. He said something along the lines of, if you're going to give us something extra to read, it better be good.


I spoke to Mr. Columbia at the LSAC forum in New York, and he looked genuinely disgusted when I mentioned writing such an essay. Consequently, I sent my application off without one, in spite of Columbia being one of my top two schools. Time will tell if this was a terrible choice, I suppose.


Hmmm :( Think he'd be just as disgusted if I had a little Why Columbia paragraph in my PS? I just feel strange sending it off like any other application when it truly isn't

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

Postby spek » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:13 am

Is anyone else having trouble with the status checker? I've been unable to see it for a couple days.

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

Postby icedflames » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:45 am

spek wrote:Is anyone else having trouble with the status checker? I've been unable to see it for a couple days.


Currently working for me

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

Postby luxxe » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:15 pm

roguewave19 wrote:Hmmm :( Think he'd be just as disgusted if I had a little Why Columbia paragraph in my PS? I just feel strange sending it off like any other application when it truly isn't


A few sentences vs. an entire addendum is a huge difference.

Firmly decided on applying ED. Going to submit my app next week after I mull over my PS some more. Eeek.

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

Postby redsoxfan2495 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:18 pm

roguewave19 wrote:Hmmm :( Think he'd be just as disgusted if I had a little Why Columbia paragraph in my PS? I just feel strange sending it off like any other application when it truly isn't
If the numbers on your profile are accurate I wouldn't worry about letting Columbia know how interested you are.

Also, there is a certain cut-off in the rankings beyond which Why X essays are generally useless. We'd all agree that a Why Yale or a Why Harvard would be stupid. Some would argue this extends at least through the T6. Other schools are insecure yield protectors who want to make sure you're really interested in attending before accepting you. Schools that are good enough that any admitted candidate would at least have to consider them are not as worried about you applying with no intention of going and driving down their yield.

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

Postby roguewave19 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:43 pm

redsoxfan2495 wrote:
roguewave19 wrote:Hmmm :( Think he'd be just as disgusted if I had a little Why Columbia paragraph in my PS? I just feel strange sending it off like any other application when it truly isn't
If the numbers on your profile are accurate I wouldn't worry about letting Columbia know how interested you are.

Also, there is a certain cut-off in the rankings beyond which Why X essays are generally useless. We'd all agree that a Why Yale or a Why Harvard would be stupid. Some would argue this extends at least through the T6. Other schools are insecure yield protectors who want to make sure you're really interested in attending before accepting you. Schools that are good enough that any admitted candidate would at least have to consider them are not as worried about you applying with no intention of going and driving down their yield.


Hmm, ok thanks!

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

Postby kilgoretrout66 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:45 am

I'd appreciate any thoughts/reassurances about a potential issue with my app: Columbia asks for a rec from your supervisor if you work full-time, but since I live and work overseas and have no English-speaking supervisors, I went ahead and sent in two recs from undergrad profs who know me really well. As we know, the CLS app allows for no addenda, and I sent it in two weeks ago without explaining this. Do you think the admissions office will figure it out for themselves (it's pretty clear that I work at a place without many English speakers from my employment section), or should I try and contact them to set this straight? Am I just finding reasons to be neurotic now that my apps are finally in? sigh......

Best of luck to all you guys!

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

Postby jim-green » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:27 am

kilgoretrout66 wrote:I'd appreciate any thoughts/reassurances about a potential issue with my app: Columbia asks for a rec from your supervisor if you work full-time, but since I live and work overseas and have no English-speaking supervisors, I went ahead and sent in two recs from undergrad profs who know me really well. As we know, the CLS app allows for no addenda, and I sent it in two weeks ago without explaining this. Do you think the admissions office will figure it out for themselves (it's pretty clear that I work at a place without many English speakers from my employment section), or should I try and contact them to set this straight? Am I just finding reasons to be neurotic now that my apps are finally in? sigh......

Best of luck to all you guys!
CLS does allow addenda - called supp statements. i sent in 2.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:31 pm

Applied ED because CLS is my dream. 173 LSAT, graduating 4.0 from large state school, but have 3.0 LSAC GPA. Haven't earned anything other than A's in 3 years, provided an addendum making the case about my GPA.

Anyone think I have a shot for ED?

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:36 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:Applied ED because CLS is my dream. 173 LSAT, graduating 4.0 from large state school, but have 3.0 LSAC GPA. Haven't earned anything other than A's in 3 years, provided an addendum making the case about my GPA.

Anyone think I have a shot for ED?


Most of the data seems to indicate that CLS has a GPA floor of around 3.4-3.5. So unfortunately, I'd say your chances aren't that great even with an ED :/

But hey, if it's your dream school, why not?

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

Postby 80eight » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:44 pm

Sent in my application a few weeks ago. Good luck everyone!

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:54 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:Applied ED because CLS is my dream. 173 LSAT, graduating 4.0 from large state school, but have 3.0 LSAC GPA. Haven't earned anything other than A's in 3 years, provided an addendum making the case about my GPA.

Anyone think I have a shot for ED?


Most of the data seems to indicate that CLS has a GPA floor of around 3.4-3.5. So unfortunately, I'd say your chances aren't that great even with an ED :/

But hey, if it's your dream school, why not?

Yeah... I've been looking for encouraging data points on LSN and there are none to be found. Oh if only I had a time machine... I'd go back and ace my 2.0 years. Maybe this whole light speed neutrino thing can help me.

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

Postby suspicious android » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:50 am

Thinking of giving Columbia a try this year. I applied 2 years ago and got rejected, but I'm above their LSAT 75th percentile now (3.35/177). But I seem to be below this hard GPA floor I've read about. Columbia is the only school outside of HYS I'd be willing to pay sticker for, and well, HYS isn't going to be banging down my door. In fact, I think that door is pretty much barricaded. So, do you guys think ED would make any appreciable difference?

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

Postby Angrygeopolitically » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:03 am

suspicious android wrote:Thinking of giving Columbia a try this year. I applied 2 years ago and got rejected, but I'm above their LSAT 75th percentile now (3.35/177). But I seem to be below this hard GPA floor I've read about. Columbia is the only school outside of HYS I'd be willing to pay sticker for, and well, HYS isn't going to be banging down my door. In fact, I think that door is pretty much barricaded. So, do you guys think ED would make any appreciable difference?



similar situation here 178/3.25

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:08 am

Angrygeopolitically wrote:
suspicious android wrote:Thinking of giving Columbia a try this year. I applied 2 years ago and got rejected, but I'm above their LSAT 75th percentile now (3.35/177). But I seem to be below this hard GPA floor I've read about. Columbia is the only school outside of HYS I'd be willing to pay sticker for, and well, HYS isn't going to be banging down my door. In fact, I think that door is pretty much barricaded. So, do you guys think ED would make any appreciable difference?



similar situation here 178/3.25


It's probably worth an ED app. Both of you guys will probably get stuck on the waitlist, but if apps fall again this year and Columbia needs to work to maintain medians you could get in. Doesn't look like they've gone with GPAs that low since 2007-2008:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/kayrax/jd
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/geojo123/jd
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/casadelqueso/jd

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

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

Postby soj » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:46 am

Hi suspicious android, good to see you joining us in the Applicants forum. :mrgreen:

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

Postby AmoryB » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:34 am

Does anyone know if Columbia submits multiple waves of fee waivers or reimburses for fee waivers after submission? I'm looking to submit my application in the near future; however, I was still holding out hope for a fee waiver. Thanks!

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

Postby vincanity1 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:03 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Angrygeopolitically wrote:
suspicious android wrote:Thinking of giving Columbia a try this year. I applied 2 years ago and got rejected, but I'm above their LSAT 75th percentile now (3.35/177). But I seem to be below this hard GPA floor I've read about. Columbia is the only school outside of HYS I'd be willing to pay sticker for, and well, HYS isn't going to be banging down my door. In fact, I think that door is pretty much barricaded. So, do you guys think ED would make any appreciable difference?



similar situation here 178/3.25


It's probably worth an ED app. Both of you guys will probably get stuck on the waitlist, but if apps fall again this year and Columbia needs to work to maintain medians you could get in. Doesn't look like they've gone with GPAs that low since 2007-2008:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/kayrax/jd
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/geojo123/jd
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/casadelqueso/jd


2007-2008 happens to be the year that had roughly the same number of June LSAT's administered, so there's still hope




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