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