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

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Aggie2012
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Aggie2012 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:07 am

As the acceptances roll in feel free to search the Columbia Law School - Class of 2015 group on Facebook and someone will add you!

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

Postby kwais » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:13 am

Fun fact for new admits. Tonight a group of professors is serving pancakes to those studying for finals. epic banquet table set up to calm the crazies. congrats to those who are in and good luck to the rest of you

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

Postby Champion » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:34 am

For the people who were accepted: did your Application Status stay at complete or did it change to under review?

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

Postby chasgoose » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:59 am

Champion wrote:For the people who were accepted: did your Application Status stay at complete or did it change to under review?


Columbia status checker is completely useless once you go complete. You will get a VCE if you get in/e-mail if you don't (I think maybe snail mail too?) before anything changes on that thing.

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

Postby lovefoolosophy » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:20 pm

Hi everyone!

I was accepted via email on the 5th and now I'm waiting anxiously for the VCE! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
(We should be getting it soon, no?)

For those who've been accepted, have you started withdrawing apps from the other schools yet?
I'd like to (and probably SHOULD) start ASAP, but feel kinda lost on how to go about the whole process :roll:
Please let me know if you guys have any tips!

And GOOD LUCK to the rest of the ED applicants!! You all should hear back GREAT news from CLS soon!! :)

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

Postby soj » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:23 pm

To withdraw, simply email the school's admissions office thanking them for their consideration and letting them know you'd like to withdraw your application. Include your LSAC ID number. All there is to it, really. It can just be two sentences.

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

Postby lurker20 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:09 pm

Long time lurker (created an account solely for the purpose of being able to search for posts on TLS haha). Just got into CLS through early deicision (e-mail at 2:05 PM EST). 3.6/172, Ivy, 2 years of work experience (one as a paralegal at a large firm). CLS legacy.

Best of luck to everyone!

Edit: Added additional info
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ralph_pootawn » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:10 pm

lurker20 wrote:Long time lurker (created an account solely for the purpose of being able to search posts on TLS haha). Just got into CLS (e-mail at 2:05 PM EST). 3.6/172, Ivy. CLS legacy.

Best of luck to everyone!


Congrats!

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

Postby confusedlaw » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:11 pm

congrats hoping they are dipping low this year 3.7 167

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

Postby Themaddh » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:12 pm

lurker20 wrote:Long time lurker (created an account solely for the purpose of being able to search posts on TLS haha). Just got into CLS (e-mail at 2:05 PM EST). 3.6/172, Ivy. CLS legacy.

Best of luck to everyone!


Congrats! What were your submit/complete dates?

lurker20
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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lurker20 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:13 pm

Themaddh wrote:
lurker20 wrote:Long time lurker (created an account solely for the purpose of being able to search posts on TLS haha). Just got into CLS (e-mail at 2:05 PM EST). 3.6/172, Ivy. CLS legacy.

Best of luck to everyone!


Congrats! What were your submit/complete dates?

Submitted 10/14, complete 10/20

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

Postby roserdozer » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:22 pm

lurker20 wrote:
Themaddh wrote:
lurker20 wrote:Long time lurker (created an account solely for the purpose of being able to search posts on TLS haha). Just got into CLS (e-mail at 2:05 PM EST). 3.6/172, Ivy. CLS legacy.

Best of luck to everyone!


Congrats! What were your submit/complete dates?

Submitted 10/14, complete 10/20


Mad props man- 3.58/172 here. It just got a LOT harder to study for that final tomorrow...

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

Postby username08 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:22 pm

lurker20 wrote:Long time lurker (created an account solely for the purpose of being able to search posts on TLS haha). Just got into CLS (e-mail at 2:05 PM EST). 3.6/172, Ivy. CLS legacy.

Best of luck to everyone!


Wow, congratulations!

172/3.8 here so I'm really hoping they give me a chance too.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:27 pm

Anyone think they'll dip as low as 173/3.0 (4.0)?

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

Postby jellybean8 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:33 pm

E.D. with stats too low to get in, but at this point I've completely given up hope :(

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:34 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:Anyone think they'll dip as low as 173/3.0 (4.0)?


They seem to have a GPA floor of ~3.4-3.5, so I doubt it.

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

Postby cogitoergosum » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:36 pm

NOOOOOOOO!!!

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

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:55 pm

username08 wrote:
lurker20 wrote:Long time lurker (created an account solely for the purpose of being able to search posts on TLS haha). Just got into CLS (e-mail at 2:05 PM EST). 3.6/172, Ivy. CLS legacy.

Best of luck to everyone!


Wow, congratulations!

172/3.8 here so I'm really hoping they give me a chance too.


You're at/above both medians, so I think you have a decent shot...

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

Postby plurilingue » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:00 pm

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

Postby Nobody » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:06 pm

Since LSATs are curved based on previous tests, would there necessarily be a a drop off in 170+ scores just because of the drop in people sitting for the exam? If the bulk of the people not taking are people who would have made sub 170 scores, there wouldn't be a change. That's working off of the assumption that the LSAT curve isn't actually a strict percentile breakdown of that test's set of takers, and it's probably still incredibly unlikely, just not technically impossible. I think. I'm bad at math; that's why I'm going to law school.

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

Postby lawbeanie » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:08 pm

In on Dec 5th! 3.65 and 164/171 LSAT (so yeah WHOA totally was not expecting it). I'm still half waiting for someone to email me and be like JUST KIDDING!!! but so far.....EEEEE!

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

Postby bluthbanana » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:09 pm

whend you go complete?

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

Postby Themaddh » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:09 pm

lawbeanie wrote:In on Dec 5th! 3.65 and 164/171 LSAT (so yeah WHOA totally was not expecting it). I'm still half waiting for someone to email me and be like JUST KIDDING!!! but so far.....EEEEE!


Congrats! Submit/complete dates?

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

Postby Kbarbosa08 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:12 pm

anybody have a clue as to when you think we will see the next batch of acceptances?

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

Postby iamrobk » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:16 pm

plurilingue wrote:I think that the almost top-ranked schools will take longer to issue decisions this time around. The sharp drop off in the number of June and October LSAT test takers (16%+ so far) has resulted in a worrying contraction of the number of 170+ scores, which we can refer to as generally "admissible" scores for this caliber of law school. (Recall that LSAT scores are curved to reflect a certain percentile rank on the exam, and as such when the total number of test takers contracts, the number of high scores does as well.)

Yale and Harvard will not be materially affected by this contraction, as whatever admissible scores remain will matriculate at those schools, as they always do. Columbia, NYU, and Chicago, however, will have to fight even more vigorously than usual for the rest of the candidates to fill their classes. I suspect that admissions committees are waiting for December figures to come in (even an understanding of how many people took the test, to help hazard a guess as to how many new high scores are going to be minted) before they can issue more decisions; if it seems that a healthy number of new "admissible" candidates is waiting from the December administration, then there will be a greater number of deferrals. But regardless, I wouldn't be surprised to see Columbia dip down to 172/3.5 candidates just to maintain their median. (NYU already let go of their 172 median from a few years ago, so they're less constrained by that.)

With the outlook unclear, I suspect a larger number of ED candidates will be deferred and then accepted in April this cycle relative to previous ones. Still not a large number, but more than in the past. A more in-depth analysis of this phenomenon can be found in another thread, but I've thought about it for a while and I definitely think it explains the slower pace of decisions thus far.

I'm just hoping for a precipitous decline in the number of December LSAT administrations. =]

Trends so far seem to indicate schools are being a little less strict on GPA requirements so they can try to hoard all the 170's. Look at the NYU acceptances so far too, IIRC there were a few people with GPA's below 3.5 who got in.




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