Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:35 pm

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Regular Applicant Checklist

Columbia Law School will accept applications for those applying for admission to the Class of 2016 starting September 1, 2012.

Application Form
Two Letters of Recommendation
Résumé
Dean’s Letter, if applicable
Application Fee ($80)


Early Decision Plan

The Early Decision Plan is designed for prospective law students who have thoughtfully considered what would represent, for them, the most effective legal education; have investigated carefully a range of law schools; and have concluded that Columbia is clearly their first choice.

For early decision candidates, the application process is simplified and expedited considerably; it is less expensive in terms of time, effort, and money. Early decision candidates must complete their applications by November 15 and are generally notified of the Admissions Committee’s decision in December. This early notification assures applicants of having successfully completed the law school application process, allowing them to resume professional, family, and educational responsibilities without any uncertainty. These benefits, however, are accompanied by the cost of self-restricting law school choice. Candidates applying on an Early Decision basis commit themselves to matriculate at Columbia if admitted.

Successful early decision candidates may not initiate any new law school applications, must decline any acceptances they may have received prior to admission to Columbia and the Early Decision Plan, and must immediately withdraw other applications once notified of their Columbia acceptance in December. Failure to honor these commitments will result in Columbia revoking its offer of admission.

Some early decision applicants not offered admission will be reviewed again in April as part of the regular applicant pool; others will be informed that their application for admission has been denied and will not be evaluated again that year.


c/o 2015 Reference threads:

Applicants: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=162866
Attending: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=173233

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Decision Date Graph 2011-2012 Cycle

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Decision Date Graph 2009-2010 Cycle

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Earliest date of ED decisions based on LSN:

2005-2006: December 1st
2006-2007: December 4th
2007-2008: November 28th
2008-2009: November 26th/December 5th
2009-2010: December 1st
2010-2011: November 30th
2011-2012: December 5th
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Psib337 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:56 pm

checking in! Retaking in October, Columbia's my first choice. Even if I retake and score in the 170s it's a reach for me because of my GPA but the worst that can happen is they say no and I lose $80.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby moonman157 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:09 pm

Checking into this one as well! Still debating whether or not to apply ED...a lot will depend on just what my LSAC GPA comes out to be, and it's hard to predict acceptances/scholarship offers for this upcoming cycle compared to years past given the drop in LSAT takers and applicants. This is my top choice, though, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for the other applicants and people taking or retaking the LSAT in October!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby UtilityMonster » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:10 pm

So excited for Columbia. Can't wait to attend the most stressful law school of all.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby moonman157 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:16 pm

UtilityMonster wrote:So excited for Columbia. Can't wait to attend the most stressful law school of all.


Did you defer from last cycle?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby UtilityMonster » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:18 pm

moonman157 wrote:
UtilityMonster wrote:So excited for Columbia. Can't wait to attend the most stressful law school of all.


Did you defer from last cycle?


No, I just have a feeling that I will end up there.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby moonman157 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:19 pm

UtilityMonster wrote:
moonman157 wrote:
UtilityMonster wrote:So excited for Columbia. Can't wait to attend the most stressful law school of all.


Did you defer from last cycle?


No, I just have a feeling that I will end up there.


Haha well best of luck! Hopefully we will both be there next year!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Triveal » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:23 pm

Sending in an application, but being realistic, my GPA is likely too low unless I really really blow the LSAT out of the water. Good luck to everyone.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby BuckeyeGirl » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:34 pm

Want so very much. Here's to round 2!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Eichörnchen » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:56 pm

UtilityMonster wrote:
moonman157 wrote:
UtilityMonster wrote:So excited for Columbia. Can't wait to attend the most stressful law school of all.


Did you defer from last cycle?


No, I just have a feeling that I will end up there.

Haha well, someone's confident. :P Good luck to you and everyone else in this thread (including myself hehe)!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Lavitz » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Checking in here as well. Good luck, everyone.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby spyke123 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:04 pm

checking in.. retaking in oct :twisted:

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby EttaJ » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:46 pm

Checking in for the ride!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby rickyb514 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:48 pm

Checking in. Taking LSAT for first time in Oct so I'm hoping for some competitive numbers.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby banjo » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:08 pm

UtilityMonster wrote:
moonman157 wrote:
UtilityMonster wrote:So excited for Columbia. Can't wait to attend the most stressful law school of all.


Did you defer from last cycle?


No, I just have a feeling that I will end up there.


I have the same feeling/hope. I swore I wouldn't have a "dream school" going into this process (might end up making a dumb financial decision), but CLS is becoming just that...

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Yardbird » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:38 pm

Checking in as well. Best of luck everyone!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby EdBurke » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:43 pm

Checking in! Good luck all!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby 06102016 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:17 pm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby tyler.durden » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:29 pm

Very hopeful!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby spicyyoda17 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:27 pm

This is one of my top choices, although I'm not sure my wife will be all gung-ho for NYC. Either way, here's to hoping for a great cycle for everyone!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby rickyb514 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:30 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:This is one of my top choices, although I'm not sure my wife will be all gung-ho for NYC. Either way, here's to hoping for a great cycle for everyone!


It's really a great place to study or practice law, or be married to a lawyer, so I'm sure she can come around.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Psib337 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:38 pm

rickyb514 wrote:
spicyyoda17 wrote:This is one of my top choices, although I'm not sure my wife will be all gung-ho for NYC. Either way, here's to hoping for a great cycle for everyone!


It's really a great place to study or practice law, or be married to a lawyer, so I'm sure she can come around.


This may be just me but I feel like where Columbia's located it doesn't feel like it's NYC. It's quieter, there's not a million people walking around, and generally it has a more residential feel to it. Obviously it's not like it's the suburbs but it's not Times Square either (I hate Times Square).

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby rickyb514 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:46 pm

Psib337 wrote:
rickyb514 wrote:
spicyyoda17 wrote:This is one of my top choices, although I'm not sure my wife will be all gung-ho for NYC. Either way, here's to hoping for a great cycle for everyone!


It's really a great place to study or practice law, or be married to a lawyer, so I'm sure she can come around.


This may be just me but I feel like where Columbia's located it doesn't feel like it's NYC. It's quieter, there's not a million people walking around, and generally it has a more residential feel to it. Obviously it's not like it's the suburbs but it's not Times Square either (I hate Times Square).


It's UWS though close to Harlem. Not a bad place to be. I'm a senior at NYU - completely different feel in the Village.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby spicyyoda17 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:53 pm

rickyb514 wrote:
Psib337 wrote:
rickyb514 wrote:
spicyyoda17 wrote:This is one of my top choices, although I'm not sure my wife will be all gung-ho for NYC. Either way, here's to hoping for a great cycle for everyone!


It's really a great place to study or practice law, or be married to a lawyer, so I'm sure she can come around.


This may be just me but I feel like where Columbia's located it doesn't feel like it's NYC. It's quieter, there's not a million people walking around, and generally it has a more residential feel to it. Obviously it's not like it's the suburbs but it's not Times Square either (I hate Times Square).


It's UWS though close to Harlem. Not a bad place to be. I'm a senior at NYU - completely different feel in the Village.


Maybe this should be for the NYU forum, but what is the feel like in the Village?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby rickyb514 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:08 pm

Maybe this should be for the NYU forum, but what is the feel like in the Village?[/quote]


Well, I'll set it up like an NYU v Columbia feel. I have the NYU bias, but the Village, and in particular the area around the law school, are amazing. You have Wash Sq Park, some great restaurants and nightlife, and it is extremely safe. Columbia is a different feel because the Village draws the hipsters and the tourists, but the UWS is not a bad place to live either. I think you will find that at either NYU or Columbia a lot of the students live a distance away, possibly in pursuit of cheaper neighborhoods or whatever.

The one thing anyone will tell you is to visit the schools - the neighborhoods, and likely the students, have different vibes. Considering how close these schools are in the rankings (assuming you care about rankings), it should be a matter of financial aid, aspirations, and personal preference.




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