Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby spyke123 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:58 pm

rehsalt wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
banjo wrote:That's a fair observation, and probably the reason I've been thinking about some of these anomalies.

Then while we're on the subject, this profile has always been the most worrisome to me: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/wa810smart/jd
On the subject of people with shitty cycles, take a look at these:
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/BaiAilian2013
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/carterth

I was hoping we get kappycaft1 to collect a spreadsheet of some of the worst cycles, just to give some perspective to people who are sure they're having epically bad cycles.


I find it somewhat amusing that the majority of these people with "the worst cycle" at least got into NYU...

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:00 am

spyke123 wrote:
rehsalt wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
banjo wrote:That's a fair observation, and probably the reason I've been thinking about some of these anomalies.

Then while we're on the subject, this profile has always been the most worrisome to me: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/wa810smart/jd
On the subject of people with shitty cycles, take a look at these:
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/BaiAilian2013
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/carterth

I was hoping we get kappycaft1 to collect a spreadsheet of some of the worst cycles, just to give some perspective to people who are sure they're having epically bad cycles.


I find it somewhat funny that the majority of these people with "the worst cycle" ended up attending NYU...


It's because NYU accepts based on numbers so long as a 30 second skim of their app doesn't DQ them

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

Postby MartinoJ » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:01 am

bbsg wrote:Anyone still sitting at "completion pending" from early Jan submission? I'm at three weeks now.


I am still sitting at "completion pending" sent an email about a week ago and still no change.

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

Postby ninetails » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:01 am

housebro13 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:
rehsalt wrote:
Lavitz wrote:Then while we're on the subject, this profile has always been the most worrisome to me: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/wa810smart/jd
On the subject of people with shitty cycles, take a look at these:
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/BaiAilian2013
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/carterth

I was hoping we get kappycaft1 to collect a spreadsheet of some of the worst cycles, just to give some perspective to people who are sure they're having epically bad cycles.


Sweet jesus. Carterth's cycle is a travesty. Her LORs must have said, "Do not admit this person to law school."


+1
Like I don't understand. what more could she have done with a 180 LSAT and 3.97 GPA ?




Well he took $50,000 at NYU over a full ride at Michigan so I feel like he might objectively be a weirdo???

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:04 am

ninetails wrote:
Well he took $50,000 at NYU over a full ride at Michigan so I feel like he might objectively be a weirdo???


Dude, look at the rankings every once in a while. NYU is 6th, while Michigan is clearly a much shittier law school at 7th. The choice is clear.

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

Postby jselson » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:05 am

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
rehsalt wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
banjo wrote:That's a fair observation, and probably the reason I've been thinking about some of these anomalies.

Then while we're on the subject, this profile has always been the most worrisome to me: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/wa810smart/jd
On the subject of people with shitty cycles, take a look at these:
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/BaiAilian2013
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/carterth

I was hoping we get kappycaft1 to collect a spreadsheet of some of the worst cycles, just to give some perspective to people who are sure they're having epically bad cycles.


Sweet jesus. Carterth's cycle is a travesty. Her LORs must have said, "Do not admit this person to law school."

Edit: That, or adcoms just really despise music majors


I just sit on the ground at home alone rocking back and forth telling myself, "No, your softs are fine, your LORs love you, you're a good person ..."

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

Postby TripTrip » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:07 am

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
ninetails wrote:
Well he took $50,000 at NYU over a full ride at Michigan so I feel like he might objectively be a weirdo???


Dude, look at the rankings every once in a while. NYU is 6th, while Michigan is clearly a much shiTTTier law school at 7th. The choice is clear.

FTFY.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:12 am

jselson wrote:I just sit on the ground at home alone rocking back and forth telling myself, "No, your softs are fine, your LORs love you, you're a good person ..."


You got in at Cal under admin review, with their super-holistic review process, so I'm sure your softs are solid. On the other hand, my carpet has been worn thin.

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

Postby carboncopyx » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:29 am

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
spyke123 wrote:I find it somewhat funny that the majority of these people with "the worst cycle" ended up attending NYU...


It's because NYU accepts based on numbers so long as a 30 second skim of their app doesn't DQ them

Great, now my NYU acceptance seems strangely foreboding of becoming the next worst cycle evarrrr.

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

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:32 am

carboncopyx wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:
spyke123 wrote:I find it somewhat funny that the majority of these people with "the worst cycle" ended up attending NYU...


It's because NYU accepts based on numbers so long as a 30 second skim of their app doesn't DQ them

Great, now my NYU acceptance seems strangely foreboding of becoming the next worst cycle evarrrr.

+1

I've got a bad feeling about this.

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

Postby TripTrip » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:36 am

Lavitz wrote:
carboncopyx wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:
spyke123 wrote:I find it somewhat funny that the majority of these people with "the worst cycle" ended up attending NYU...


It's because NYU accepts based on numbers so long as a 30 second skim of their app doesn't DQ them

Great, now my NYU acceptance seems strangely foreboding of becoming the next worst cycle evarrrr.

+1

I've got a bad feeling about this.

Consider the alternative to holding an NYU acceptance...

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

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:40 am

TripTrip wrote:

Consider the alternative to holding an NYU acceptance...

Oh I know. I just wanted an excuse to post that.

Besides, we are in the Columbia thread on the eve of NCEs, so I think it works in context.

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:44 am

Expect either a very happy or very sad post from me when the mail comes around 2pm tomorrow :shock:
always wanted to use that smiley

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

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:58 am

Mr. Elshal wrote:Expect either a very happy or very sad post from me when the mail comes around 2pm tomorrow :shock:
always wanted to use that smiley

I'll be expecting a very happy one, complete with a Hamilton :)

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

Postby elterrible78 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:05 am

Lavitz wrote:
Mr. Elshal wrote:Expect either a very happy or very sad post from me when the mail comes around 2pm tomorrow :shock:
always wanted to use that smiley

I'll be expecting a very happy one, complete with a Hamilton :)


You're the one getting the Hamilton tomorrow, pal.

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

Postby zdamico » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:07 am

Does anyone have statistics on what sort of numbers often receive hamiltons/butlers?

ETA: And as of last year, they came with acceptances? I hope that doesn't change!
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby vzapana » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:12 am

just to clarify, has anyone who hasn't received an NCE yet been able to access the admitted students website?

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:16 am

elterrible78 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
Mr. Elshal wrote:Expect either a very happy or very sad post from me when the mail comes around 2pm tomorrow :shock:
always wanted to use that smiley

I'll be expecting a very happy one, complete with a Hamilton :)


You're the one getting the Hamilton tomorrow, pal.

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

Postby wert3813 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:38 am

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

Postby ph5354a » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:48 am

Maybe this is just me, but I always assume that those with freakishly awful cycles are either convicted felons, lying about their numbers, or wrote a PS denying the Holocaust. Which also makes me wonder if these are the type of people that I'll be going to NYU with next year... :shock:

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

Postby chickpea » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:14 am

Isn't it possible that some law schools would choose to reject an applicant who had astronomically high numbers but almost no extracurriculars, apparent interests, passions, etc.? Perhaps I'm naive.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:18 am

chickpea wrote:Isn't it possible that some law schools would choose to reject an applicant who had astronomically high numbers but almost no extracurriculars, apparent interests, passions, etc.? Perhaps I'm naive.


I agree...while numbers certainly dominate, there is more to finding someone a job than just his/her numbers. That could be another reason why more schools will likely start interviewing applicants as well

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

Postby chickpea » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:30 am

WhiteyCakes wrote:
chickpea wrote:Isn't it possible that some law schools would choose to reject an applicant who had astronomically high numbers but almost no extracurriculars, apparent interests, passions, etc.? Perhaps I'm naive.


I agree...while numbers certainly dominate, there is more to finding someone a job than just his/her numbers. That could be another reason why more schools will likely start interviewing applicants as well


Agreed. I have heard from a couple of different lawyers at top NYC firms that they regularly turn down candidates with Harvard undergrad/HLS/180/perfect GPA, etc. because they are socially inept and would not be an asset to the firm. In these times of scary unemployment statistics and constant criticism of law schools for failing to produce capable lawyers I think schools will be paying more attention to that LOR that hints at an applicant's lack of interpersonal skills, or resume that suggests a dearth of actual interest in the law beyond getting into HLS.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Mr. Elshal » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:39 am

Lavitz wrote:
Mr. Elshal wrote:Expect either a very happy or very sad post from me when the mail comes around 2pm tomorrow :shock:
always wanted to use that smiley

I'll be expecting a very happy one, complete with a Hamilton :)


Thanks for the confidence, although it seems like this might be your time to shine. I guess we'll find out soon.




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