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

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

Postby sharktankdean » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:32 am

I looked at lsn and someone got a VCE yesterday. Hopefully this means more are coming. :mrgreen:

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

Postby jetissent » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:37 am

seanPtheB wrote:
Zelda wrote:Still waiting. 172+/3.95+.


It's very encouraging to see that other with Chi and NYU are still waiting too.

Or you know, Harvard and a Ruby in Zelda's case! Definitely good company to be in. :D

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

Postby amc987 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:39 am

chasgoose wrote:
amc987 wrote: Also, re: all these comments about the correlation between the LSAT and the SAT, I don't buy that the LSAT measures much more than your ability to follow directions, to adhere to a very specific style of reasoning, and to do all of that while not getting too frazzled by test day pressure. There are plenty of exceptionally smart people who have a lot of trouble thinking the way the LSAT requires you to think. There are also plenty of less brilliant people who just inherently understand the LSAT and don't have to do a lot of work to get ridiculously high scores. And there are obviously extremely smart people who do very well and less capable people who don't do as well. I think that most of the correlation between the SAT and LSAT scores is that test taking is a skill like anything else. Most people who are good enough test takers to get around 1550 on the SAT (which I believe is in the 99.5th percentile) don't just lose their facility with test taking when it comes time to take another standardized test. Their competence with standardized tests is likely to stand them in good stead on the LSAT as well.


So essentially the skills you need to succeed as an associate at a biglaw firm...


I guess so. I mean writing skills, research skills, your ability make your own arguments and to interact with people (clients, potential witnesses, other lawyers, judges, etc.) would also be extremely important. I don't think the LSAT measures those.

I wasn't quibbling with why law schools use it. I was just saying that using someone's LSAT score as some kind of proxy for their actual intelligence or their ability to succeed in the legal profession seems to be overstating the test's importance and predictive value. Just my 2 cents.

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:57 pm

Quick glance at LSN-- seems like Columbia is holding a pretty firm line at 172.

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

Postby viacavour » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:12 pm

grrrrgh still waiting with a 177/3.8. Applied first week in December

what is going on Columbia?

I had a huge white envelope in the mail today and nearly had a heart attack - but it was spam from Golden Gate

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

Postby icedflames » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:18 pm

viacavour wrote:grrrrgh still waiting with a 177/3.8. Applied first week in December

what is going on Columbia?

I had a huge white envelope in the mail today and nearly had a heart attack - but it was spam from Golden Gate


pshh, you're HYS material! leave columbia to the 172ers

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

Postby jwalterweatherman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:28 pm

I only just now received a fall grades request. Any clue what this might mean this late? I submitted late October.

Also, should I just send an unofficial transcript while I wait for the LSAC to update my official one? I know I can search for this, but this thread has moved a lot in the past few weeks.

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

Postby snehpets » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:32 pm

jwalterweatherman wrote:I only just now received a fall grades request. Any clue what this might mean this late? I submitted late October.

Also, should I just send an unofficial transcript while I wait for the LSAC to update my official one? I know I can search for this, but this thread has moved a lot in the past few weeks.


My request had specific instructions to submit an email version to them as soon as possible and an official one directly to their office. You could probably call and ask if they didn't give you explicit instructions.

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

Postby Mitterrand » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:52 pm

jwalterweatherman wrote:I only just now received a fall grades request. Any clue what this might mean this late? I submitted late October.

Also, should I just send an unofficial transcript while I wait for the LSAC to update my official one? I know I can search for this, but this thread has moved a lot in the past few weeks.


I just copied and pasted my unofficial transcript into an email and sent it to them with a short note saying I've ordered transcripts from my school. Like 3 days later they will send you an email back saying they updated your file.

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

Postby mworee » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:18 pm

VCE! Postmarked Feb 1. Don't give up!

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:18 pm

mworee wrote:VCE! Postmarked Feb 1. Don't give up!


Nice! Congrats! Mind sharing stats and dates?

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

Postby JustE » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:21 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
mworee wrote:VCE! Postmarked Feb 1. Don't give up!


Nice! Congrats! Mind sharing stats and dates?


This

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

Postby snehpets » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:22 pm

mworee wrote:Still waiting as well: October/173/3.9x


lol, guys, his stats/date are one of his 5 total posts...

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

Postby mikeylikesit » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:23 pm

JustE wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
mworee wrote:VCE! Postmarked Feb 1. Don't give up!


Nice! Congrats! Mind sharing stats and dates?


This


+ your general location. <3 you.

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

Postby mworee » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:26 pm

mikeylikesit wrote:
JustE wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
mworee wrote:VCE! Postmarked Feb 1. Don't give up!


Nice! Congrats! Mind sharing stats and dates?


This


+ your general location. <3 you.


I'm actually abroad. I had been expecting an email instead of a VCE.

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

Postby wwwolves54 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:35 pm

Can anyone tell me how long the turn around is between submitting a transcript for a fall grades request and any sort of movement, acceptance or otherwise? I just got the email today and sent out the transcripts they requested so I want to know how long until I start compulsively checking the mailbox again.

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:40 pm

Checked mail. Not only is there no VCE, but there isn't anything except a stupid freagin catalogue for some stupid local store.

I mean...I DIDN'T EVEN GET LAW SCHOOL SPAM.

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

Postby snehpets » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:41 pm

wwwolves54 wrote:Can anyone tell me how long the turn around is between submitting a transcript for a fall grades request and any sort of movement, acceptance or otherwise? I just got the email today and sent out the transcripts they requested so I want to know how long until I start compulsively checking the mailbox again.


It's hard to say. You could read through the thread from last year for people who got fall grade requests, but it's such a small sample size it's hard to say. The only people with fall grade requests that have seen any movement thus far have been people who received them in early December. They seem to have heard a couple of days after the first batch of admits or not at all.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:44 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:Checked mail. Not only is there no VCE, but there isn't anything except a stupid freagin catalogue for some stupid local store.

I mean...I DIDN'T EVEN GET LAW SCHOOL SPAM.

same here :lol:

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

Postby wwwolves54 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:52 pm

snehpets wrote:
wwwolves54 wrote:Can anyone tell me how long the turn around is between submitting a transcript for a fall grades request and any sort of movement, acceptance or otherwise? I just got the email today and sent out the transcripts they requested so I want to know how long until I start compulsively checking the mailbox again.


It's hard to say. You could read through the thread from last year for people who got fall grade requests, but it's such a small sample size it's hard to say. The only people with fall grade requests that have seen any movement thus far have been people who received them in early December. They seem to have heard a couple of days after the first batch of admits or not at all.


Thanks. This is my last school to hear back from so I guess one of them has to make me wait painfully long. I guess I have to try to forget about Columbia for a while.

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

Postby MachineLemon » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:13 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:Checked mail. Not only is there no VCE, but there isn't anything except a stupid freagin catalogue for some stupid local store.

I mean...I DIDN'T EVEN GET LAW SCHOOL SPAM.


Same here, just miscellaneous adverts. Late October submit, median GPA, >75th LSAT, unknown UG.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-H4LT-WZWE

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:41 pm

mworee wrote:
mikeylikesit wrote:
JustE wrote:
WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Nice! Congrats! Mind sharing stats and dates?


This


+ your general location. <3 you.


I'm actually abroad. I had been expecting an email instead of a VCE.


Ooooh, I'm interested in this. Are you an international? Or just with a current address abroad? Because I'm in Canada and have been expecting an email as well, do you mean a VCE could just show up??

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

Postby countercouper » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:06 pm

I know admitted students all get envelopes and reserved students reported (last week) getting emails, but is there a consensus on whether holds go out via snail mail or email?

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

Postby mworee » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:25 pm

Ooooh, I'm interested in this. Are you an international? Or just with a current address abroad? Because I'm in Canada and have been expecting an email as well, do you mean a VCE could just show up??[/quote]

No, I'm an American with a current address abroad. I think some Canadians got emails a little while back, but maybe there's a VCE headed your way!

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:44 pm

mworee wrote:Ooooh, I'm interested in this. Are you an international? Or just with a current address abroad? Because I'm in Canada and have been expecting an email as well, do you mean a VCE could just show up??


No, I'm an American with a current address abroad. I think some Canadians got emails a little while back, but maybe there's a VCE headed your way![/quote]

well fingerscrossed! and congrats on yours! :)




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