Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jcccc » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:23 pm

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Important Dates/Deadlines: http://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions/ ... y/calendar
Columbia Law School will accept applications for those applying for admission to the Class of 2017 starting September 1, 2013.

Regular Applicant Checklist:
  • Application Form
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Résumé (required)
  • Dean’s Letter, if applicable
  • Application fee ($85)

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.

Tuition and Financial Aid: http://www.law.columbia.edu/jd_applican ... ns/tuition
Tuition for 2013-2014 is $55,916. There are additional mandatory fees for health services, student activities, and University facilities, which will be $1,922 for 2012-2013. Insurance for hospital care and standard medical coverage is also required ($2,291), unless students can show proof of comparable coverage.
The total budget for the nine-month academic year, including tuition, fees, room, board, books, and personal expenses is $82,795 for a single student. Expenses are adjusted annually.

c/o 2016 Reference threads:

Applicants: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=191465
Attending: viewtopic.php?f=33&t=194873
Reserve: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=208740

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Decision Date Graph 2011-2012 Cycle
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Decision Date Graph 2012-2013 Cycle
Will be posted when available

LSN 2012-2013 Applicants
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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:27 pm

Checking in! Looking forward to this wild ride!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Slytherpuff » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:00 pm

No longer planning to apply. Good luck, everyone!
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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Let It Roll » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:14 pm

Checking in as well!

Looking at the data from the applicants last year, I hope i'll get in with some money (3.6 174). Would love to be at CLS next year. :D
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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Steveloblaw » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:15 pm

Czech-in ze deutsch

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Postby Humbert Humbert » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:26 pm

Checking in. Top choice, hopefully with some good $.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Checking in, probably the highest ranked school I'll get in.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby chuckbass » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:42 pm

Checking in as well, and this is my top choice. I'll be EDing to Columbia, NYU, or Penn depending on my October score.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby banjo » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:02 pm

2012-13 applicant here. A lot of you are going to freak out about hearing back. Just to allay your fears, I applied a little after midnight on the day applications opened and didn't hear a peep (no waitlist, no hold) until April 1, when I was accepted. So relax!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:16 am

Checking in! 2017, let's go! :mrgreen:

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Checking in and tied for top school w/ Harvard

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby nmillette » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:35 am

banjo wrote:2012-13 applicant here. A lot of you are going to freak out about hearing back. Just to allay your fears, I applied a little after midnight on the day applications opened and didn't hear a peep (no waitlist, no hold) until April 1, when I was accepted. So relax!



That must of been nerve racking!

Checking in! (international, black, superior GPA, October LSAT 2013 1st time taker)

Good Luck everyone!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby MoMettaMonk » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:58 am

Checking in, retaking the October LSAT. 82,000 for the first year... here's hoping for lots and lots of scholarship money.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:58 am

MoMettaMonk wrote:Checking in, retaking the October LSAT. 82,000 for the first year... here's hoping for lots and lots of scholarship money.


Hey good luck!

CLS '16 here (same as banjo). Re: financial aid, columbja $ comes in two forms:

1) the named fellowships given in your acceptance letter, which are half (butler) and full (hamilton) tuition scholarships -- historically these are exclusively to poach HYS kids, i.e. for 175+/3.75+. About 20 hamiltons are offered each year. Theres nothing in-between half and full.

2) everyone else applies separately w/ fafsa/needaccess and received finaid grants in April. These range from $30K up to $85K, but Ive only seen a handful that high. If you are at CLS medians, expect $30-50K total over three years -- not actually a huge dent in tuition, but they spread it out to a large number of people in the class so most admitted students can expect $10K/year off that $80K CoA, but not much more (as you can see on lawschoolnumbers).

Lastly, Columbia claims (and to some extent, actually does) to incorporate need-based in a similar fashion to HYS. The grants in 2) are a combination of need and merit, whereas 1) is strictly numbers. If you are from an extremely low income family, your aid may be higher than your numbers would dictate.

Its also worth noting that Columbia CoA projection is higher than necessary. After receiving my housing/rent/utilities and budgeting ALL my living expenses, mine comes to ~$76K total (rather than $82K, and you can make it lower -- I have higher than average expenditures) before deducting grants. Hope this helps and best of luck!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:18 pm

K now someone go make the Harvard c/o 2017 thread.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:12 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
MoMettaMonk wrote:Checking in, retaking the October LSAT. 82,000 for the first year... here's hoping for lots and lots of scholarship money.


Hey good luck!

CLS '16 here (same as banjo). Re: financial aid, columbja $ comes in two forms:

1) the named fellowships given in your acceptance letter, which are half (butler) and full (hamilton) tuition scholarships -- historically these are exclusively to poach HYS kids, i.e. for 175+/3.75+. About 20 hamiltons are offered each year. Theres nothing in-between half and full.

2) everyone else applies separately w/ fafsa/needaccess and received finaid grants in April. These range from $30K up to $85K, but Ive only seen a handful that high. If you are at CLS medians, expect $30-50K total over three years -- not actually a huge dent in tuition, but they spread it out to a large number of people in the class so most admitted students can expect $10K/year off that $80K CoA, but not much more (as you can see on lawschoolnumbers).

Lastly, Columbia claims (and to some extent, actually does) to incorporate need-based in a similar fashion to HYS. The grants in 2) are a combination of need and merit, whereas 1) is strictly numbers. If you are from an extremely low income family, your aid may be higher than your numbers would dictate.

Its also worth noting that Columbia CoA projection is higher than necessary. After receiving my housing/rent/utilities and budgeting ALL my living expenses, mine comes to ~$76K total (rather than $82K, and you can make it lower -- I have higher than average expenditures) before deducting grants. Hope this helps and best of luck!


Thanks for the very informative write up jbb. I'm sure this has been answered somewhere, but I figure this is as good a place to ask as any. If Hamiltons/Butlers are generally intended to draw away HYS students do they take into account other factors such as fantastic WE, URM status, or great softs? Or is it a numbers game, basically?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Checking in and visiting Thursday! Anyone else doing the thing on Thursday?

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SteelPenguin wrote:Checking in and visiting Thursday! Anyone else doing the thing on Thursday?


I'll be there!

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Checking in. Glad to see these threads rolling in. Is there anything you have to do differently to be considered for a Hamilton?

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Postby moonman157 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:48 pm

c/o 2016 here, just wanted to wish everyone the best of luck!

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Postby CyanIdes Of March » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:01 pm

moonman157 wrote:c/o 2016 here, just wanted to wish everyone the best of luck!


Come back after 1L and give us any helpful insights you might have!

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boom goes the dynamite




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