Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby J90 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:52 am

I haven't personally told them anything! I figured they'd find out on their own. I've withdrawn from all but one so far, and I may have done it already, I just haven't gotten an email response from that admissions department yet (Duke).

Just waiting on that mail packet now for my next interaction with CLS. :)

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

Postby NDOMUKONGGGG » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:24 pm

and all's quiet on the eastern front....

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

Postby ht2988 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:56 am

this silence is eery... how many other ED applicants are still waiting here?

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

Postby lollipop555 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:08 pm

ht2988 wrote:this silence is eery... how many other ED applicants are still waiting here?


agree it's scary

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:14 pm

Hey everybody, I am checking in because I'm about to send a last-minute app to CLS and hope I can ride the waitlist because I'm assuming NYU is rejecting/WL-ing me and I don't want to leave the city (long story short). Did anyone submit why columbia essays? Is that frowned upon? I know writing a "Why X?" for a t6 is kind of silly but I went there for undergrad so I feel like I have stuff to say beyond "CLS is a really good law school!" Please advise. Thanks.

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

Postby Sampaguita21 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:21 pm

Hey francesfarmer, I wrote a supplementary essay and worked "Why Columbia" into it. I submitted an essay even though I'm not URM (I lived overseas for most of my childhood and my essay describes that, and then talks about why I want to go into law and Why Columbia). I think it's a good idea to write the supplementary essay because it shows you put in the extra effort and did your research on the school. Either way, it won't hurt you!

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:23 pm

Sampaguita21 wrote:Hey francesfarmer, I wrote a supplementary essay and worked "Why Columbia" into it. I submitted an essay even though I'm not URM (I lived overseas for most of my childhood and my essay describes that, and then talks about why I want to go into law and Why Columbia). I think it's a good idea to write the supplementary essay because it shows you put in the extra effort and did your research on the school. Either way, it won't hurt you!

The thing is I already have a diversity statement and a work experience addendum... is it too much if I add another page and I have 2.25 pages of supplemental materials?

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

Postby djwjddl » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:29 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
Sampaguita21 wrote:Hey francesfarmer, I wrote a supplementary essay and worked "Why Columbia" into it. I submitted an essay even though I'm not URM (I lived overseas for most of my childhood and my essay describes that, and then talks about why I want to go into law and Why Columbia). I think it's a good idea to write the supplementary essay because it shows you put in the extra effort and did your research on the school. Either way, it won't hurt you!

The thing is I already have a diversity statement and a work experience addendum... is it too much if I add another page and I have 2.25 pages of supplemental materials?


feel like it's really hard to provide definitive answers to these types of questions, but based on the other supplemental essays you're planning to include thus far I'm inclined to provide you with a fairly well known adcom quote:

"the thicker the file, the thicker the applicant"

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:40 pm

djwjddl wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
Sampaguita21 wrote:Hey francesfarmer, I wrote a supplementary essay and worked "Why Columbia" into it. I submitted an essay even though I'm not URM (I lived overseas for most of my childhood and my essay describes that, and then talks about why I want to go into law and Why Columbia). I think it's a good idea to write the supplementary essay because it shows you put in the extra effort and did your research on the school. Either way, it won't hurt you!

The thing is I already have a diversity statement and a work experience addendum... is it too much if I add another page and I have 2.25 pages of supplemental materials?


feel like it's really hard to provide definitive answers to these types of questions, but based on the other supplemental essays you're planning to include thus far I'm inclined to provide you with a fairly well known adcom quote:

"the thicker the file, the thicker the applicant"

I can see that, but my work experience addendum is literally three sentences about what I did while I was unemployed for nine months after graduation, and they want a diversity statement. I guess no-go on the why columbia? I just wanna get waitlisted. I guess I can send them my why columbia as a LOCI.

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

Postby 02889 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:02 pm

francesfarmer wrote:I can see that, but my work experience addendum is literally three sentences about what I did while I was unemployed for nine months after graduation, and they want a diversity statement. I guess no-go on the why columbia? I just wanna get waitlisted. I guess I can send them my why columbia as a LOCI.

Hello, my fellow depressed NYU EDer! What you just described is exactly my plan as well. If I haven't heard back anything by March, I'll probably submit a Why Columbia letter, and if I'm waitlisted, I'll submit something else in May/June.

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:04 pm

02889 wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:I can see that, but my work experience addendum is literally three sentences about what I did while I was unemployed for nine months after graduation, and they want a diversity statement. I guess no-go on the why columbia? I just wanna get waitlisted. I guess I can send them my why columbia as a LOCI.

Hello, my fellow depressed NYU EDer! What you just described is exactly my plan as well. If I haven't heard back anything by March, I'll probably submit a Why Columbia letter, and if I'm waitlisted, I'll submit something else in May/June.

You're so smart.

If you lived in New York I would strongly suggest that we get drunk together.

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

Postby 02889 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:07 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
02889 wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:I can see that, but my work experience addendum is literally three sentences about what I did while I was unemployed for nine months after graduation, and they want a diversity statement. I guess no-go on the why columbia? I just wanna get waitlisted. I guess I can send them my why columbia as a LOCI.

Hello, my fellow depressed NYU EDer! What you just described is exactly my plan as well. If I haven't heard back anything by March, I'll probably submit a Why Columbia letter, and if I'm waitlisted, I'll submit something else in May/June.

You're so smart.

If you lived in New York I would strongly suggest that we get drunk together.

Hopefully we will be able to get drunk together plenty when we're both law students in NYC next year.

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:09 pm

02889 wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
02889 wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:I can see that, but my work experience addendum is literally three sentences about what I did while I was unemployed for nine months after graduation, and they want a diversity statement. I guess no-go on the why columbia? I just wanna get waitlisted. I guess I can send them my why columbia as a LOCI.

Hello, my fellow depressed NYU EDer! What you just described is exactly my plan as well. If I haven't heard back anything by March, I'll probably submit a Why Columbia letter, and if I'm waitlisted, I'll submit something else in May/June.

You're so smart.

If you lived in New York I would strongly suggest that we get drunk together.

Hopefully we will be able to get drunk together plenty when we're both law students in NYC next year.

I will be a total asshole gunner living in Brooklyn and not socializing with anyone but I agree.

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

Postby gabriella97 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:34 pm

any idea on when the next batch of ED decision will come out or there will ever be another batch?

SO ANXIOUS...

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

Postby FranielMcbrodude » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:45 pm

ht2988 wrote:this silence is eery... how many other ED applicants are still waiting here?


Yep, still waiting. I figure it's better than getting a rejection letter?

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

Postby joedf » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:55 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
djwjddl wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
Sampaguita21 wrote:Hey francesfarmer, I wrote a supplementary essay and worked "Why Columbia" into it. I submitted an essay even though I'm not URM (I lived overseas for most of my childhood and my essay describes that, and then talks about why I want to go into law and Why Columbia). I think it's a good idea to write the supplementary essay because it shows you put in the extra effort and did your research on the school. Either way, it won't hurt you!

The thing is I already have a diversity statement and a work experience addendum... is it too much if I add another page and I have 2.25 pages of supplemental materials?


feel like it's really hard to provide definitive answers to these types of questions, but based on the other supplemental essays you're planning to include thus far I'm inclined to provide you with a fairly well known adcom quote:

"the thicker the file, the thicker the applicant"

I can see that, but my work experience addendum is literally three sentences about what I did while I was unemployed for nine months after graduation, and they want a diversity statement. I guess no-go on the why columbia? I just wanna get waitlisted. I guess I can send them my why columbia as a LOCI.


Hey, just a heads up, I wrote a "Why Columbia?" as well as a grade addendum, and was accepted (although no diversity statement). I don't think it would hurt your case, at the very least.

It's up to you but I think you'll be fine regardless.

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

Postby lollipop555 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:06 pm

Still waiting. How many EDs do they admit on average?

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

Postby ht2988 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:28 pm

LSN ED admits...

2012-2013: 6 so far
2011-2012: 12
2010-2011: 13
2009-2010: 15
2008-2009: 10

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

Postby Elahrairah » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:33 pm

I'm still here in the trenches with you all.

For whatever it's worth, I talked to a Columbia admissions representative in October who said they admit about 20-30 ED applicants each year.

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:52 pm

joedf wrote:Hey, just a heads up, I wrote a "Why Columbia?" as well as a grade addendum, and was accepted (although no diversity statement). I don't think it would hurt your case, at the very least.

It's up to you but I think you'll be fine regardless.

I submitted without the extra statement. I'll save those nuggets of wisdom for my LOCI, nonexistent god willing.

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:16 pm

finally complete today!

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

Postby domino » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:09 pm

checking in. aah this would be great.

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

Postby sokomofo » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:14 pm

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:53 pm

Any ideas when Rd will hear

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

Postby djwjddl » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:07 am

Anonymous4444 wrote:Any ideas when Rd will hear


High likelihood at end of January.




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