Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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oldschool123
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby oldschool123 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:23 pm

HawkeyeGirl wrote:
bluecouch wrote:Then I thought, "Time for a LOCI and a resume update!" And now I feel a little better about the whole thing.


If you're out of school and have a FT job, can you send anything other than an LOCI? Not much has changed on my resume since I submitted...At least nothing the law school would really care about



Wondering the same thing...I want to let them know I'm still very much interested, but I've been out of school since last May and still doing the same thing I was doing when I sent my application in, so don't have any updates or any real info to include in an LOCI that would be of interest to the adcom. Sending a one paragraph LOCI basically saying I'm still interested because well, you're Columbia, seems silly.

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

Postby bob loblaw11 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:24 pm

Waiting to see who passes on Hamilton/Bulters maybe??

In any case, sorry that you guys have longer to wait. Best of luck, sincerely. I'm sure many of you will hear positive things soon!

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

Postby 02889 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:25 pm

oldschool123 wrote:
HawkeyeGirl wrote:
bluecouch wrote:Then I thought, "Time for a LOCI and a resume update!" And now I feel a little better about the whole thing.


If you're out of school and have a FT job, can you send anything other than an LOCI? Not much has changed on my resume since I submitted...At least nothing the law school would really care about



Wondering the same thing...I want to let them know I'm still very much interested, but I've been out of school since last May and still doing the same thing I was doing when I sent my application in, so don't have any updates or any real info to include in an LOCI that would be of interest to the adcom. Sending a one paragraph LOCI basically saying I'm still interested because well, you're Columbia, seems silly.

Same here. I think I'll just take the opportunity to craft a Why Columbia? LOCI with all of my excitement on their academic programs, clinics, etc.

Not that they'll care at all.

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

Postby Teflon_Don » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:25 pm

Held.

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

Postby bluecouch » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:27 pm

oldschool123 wrote:
HawkeyeGirl wrote:
bluecouch wrote:Then I thought, "Time for a LOCI and a resume update!" And now I feel a little better about the whole thing.


If you're out of school and have a FT job, can you send anything other than an LOCI? Not much has changed on my resume since I submitted...At least nothing the law school would really care about



Wondering the same thing...I want to let them know I'm still very much interested, but I've been out of school since last May and still doing the same thing I was doing when I sent my application in, so don't have any updates or any real info to include in an LOCI that would be of interest to the adcom. Sending a one paragraph LOCI basically saying I'm still interested because well, you're Columbia, seems silly.


I was going to talk about why Columbia was a good fit for my interests. You know, tell them I love them for more than their good looks.

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

Postby eyfl » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:27 pm

Held as well. Guess this means my PS wasn't that terrible (since it's not a ding).

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:28 pm

Reserved via email.

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

Postby LaMuSayonga » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:33 pm

Add me to the Hold pile. 4.0/169/URM

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

Postby elterrible78 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:33 pm

LaMuSayonga wrote:Add me to the Hold pile. 4.0/169/URM


ARE YOU SERIOUS?

I have given up trying to figure out anything whatsoever.

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

Postby housebro13 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:35 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
LaMuSayonga wrote:Add me to the Hold pile. 4.0/169/URM


ARE YOU SERIOUS?

I have given up trying to figure out anything whatsoever.


+1. I am just so down with it all. Just waiting on my rejection letter to come in the mail at this point.

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

Postby KLewi3790 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:36 pm

Held.

167, 3.65, Hispanic/LGBT

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:36 pm

Does anyone know what "first reserve" means, or is this just what they call everyone they WL? Should I feel special, is what I'm really asking.

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

Postby Teflon_Don » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:36 pm

Also, my Hold was in my junk email so make sure to check that.

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

Postby intlsplitr » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:37 pm

Also reserved via email.

Is a soft rejection better than a straight rejection? I'm leaning towards no...

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

Postby sideoffries » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:38 pm

Reserved 168/4.06 non-URM k-jd

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

Postby Crowing » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:39 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:Does anyone know what "first reserve" means, or is this just what they call everyone they WL? Should I feel special, is what I'm really asking.


CLS starts cutting people from reserve in May iirc. The people who survive the first cut become "second reserve," and the people who survive the second become "third reserve."

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:39 pm

Just got held. What does it mean? 4.0/172

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:39 pm

Crowing wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Does anyone know what "first reserve" means, or is this just what they call everyone they WL? Should I feel special, is what I'm really asking.


CLS starts cutting people from reserve in May iirc. The people who survive the first cut become "second reserve," and the people who survive the second become "third reserve."


Cool. Thank you.

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:43 pm

Held. 3.38/172. I consider this my greatest triumph of this cycle.

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

Postby oldschool123 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:43 pm

bluecouch wrote:
oldschool123 wrote:
HawkeyeGirl wrote:
bluecouch wrote:Then I thought, "Time for a LOCI and a resume update!" And now I feel a little better about the whole thing.


If you're out of school and have a FT job, can you send anything other than an LOCI? Not much has changed on my resume since I submitted...At least nothing the law school would really care about



Wondering the same thing...I want to let them know I'm still very much interested, but I've been out of school since last May and still doing the same thing I was doing when I sent my application in, so don't have any updates or any real info to include in an LOCI that would be of interest to the adcom. Sending a one paragraph LOCI basically saying I'm still interested because well, you're Columbia, seems silly.


I was going to talk about why Columbia was a good fit for my interests. You know, tell them I love them for more than their good looks.


That's kind of my problem though :? It's hard for me to make an argument that Columbia is the best fit for my interests..they're not the strongest in Environmental Law. If admitted I would still attend over UVA, again just because it's Columbia, but there's no real elegant way to put that in a LOCI.

Then again, not like it matters at this point. The #'s in today's hold group are just depressing for a 171/3.5x hold to look at!

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

Postby pushmataha » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:46 pm

Reserved. Ugh.

If I've got May summer start at Michigan (which I could definitely end up doing), what the hell should I do? Would they give me a firm decision by late April if I pushed hard or really hold me til May?

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

Postby fallingup » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:46 pm

When people on this thread say they are "held," is that different from being on "reserve"? I am asking because I just got the email putting me on reserve. I was under the impression that a hold was more like a deferral and that reserve means waitlist.

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

Postby wisteria » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:46 pm

I don't know whether I should feel lucky or doomed for being one of the few "forgottens" remaining.

submit 11/19.

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

Postby djwjddl » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:49 pm

fallingup wrote:When people on this thread say they are "held," is that different from being on "reserve"? I am asking because I just got the email putting me on reserve. I was under the impression that a hold was more like a deferral and that reserve means waitlist.


correct. after being put on hold, you can be accepted, reserved or denied. once you're reserved though, you're pretty much done (unless you're a very high splitter).

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

Postby zz888 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:50 pm

on reserve as well... 164/3.75 Non-URM....I think they just felt bad for me?




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