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

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

Postby applelover » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:10 am

lawschool22 wrote:
applelover wrote:I'm bringing this thread back on topic before it gets moved to the lounge.


Question: How many of you would take Columbia with $$$ over HYS?


Depends how much $$ we are talking. I still have some non-big law aspirations so it would take a fairly large sum to steer me away from HLS. I can't be sure unless it were real, but I know for sure it would have to be greater than 50%. Probably more like 75%+ which is unlikely for me.


Maybe like 70-100k. Idk I think I would consider Colombia if that was the case. What are your non-big law aspirations?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:12 am

applelover wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
applelover wrote:I'm bringing this thread back on topic before it gets moved to the lounge.


Question: How many of you would take Columbia with $$$ over HYS?


Depends how much $$ we are talking. I still have some non-big law aspirations so it would take a fairly large sum to steer me away from HLS. I can't be sure unless it were real, but I know for sure it would have to be greater than 50%. Probably more like 75%+ which is unlikely for me.


Maybe like 70-100k. Idk I think I would consider Colombia if that was the case. What are your non-big law aspirations?


I think at the end of the day I would choose HLS , but I may be singing a different tune after I actually sit down and do the math on repayment. I'm waiting to do all the number crunching until I have actual numbers and options. I'm going to look at what the monthly difference will be over 10 years. If Harvard and CLS+$$ end up being options, I'll have to decide if the increased cost of HLS per month will be small enough that it's worth it to me.

I'll PM you on the non-Big Law stuff. It could give me away as it has come up during my interviews and it's fairly specific.

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

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:23 am

Lucky's questions to JS during his JS1:

-What makes you special enough to be qualified as Assistant Dean of Admissions.
-Are you a URM.


And on the Columbia vs HYS note, I have no clue what I'd do. I think a lot will actually come down to the feeling I get from ASW's (if CLS is even an option). I loved Columbia when I visited though, so it would be a really tough decision.

Also I'd like to suggest that when the time comes that LS22 could look into creating a spreadsheet that would calculate cost of attendance for various schools

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

Postby applelover » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:26 am

lastsamurai wrote:Lucky's questions to JS during his JS1:

-What makes you special enough to be qualified as Assistant Dean of Admissions.
-Are you a URM.


And on the Columbia vs HYS note, I have no clue what I'd do. I think a lot will actually come down to the feeling I get from ASW's (if CLS is even an option). I loved Columbia when I visited though, so it would be a really tough decision.

Also I'd like to suggest that when the time comes that LS22 could look into creating a spreadsheet that would calculate cost of attendance for various schools



Stop it samurai! Lol

And yes, LS22. You should definitely do that.

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:27 am

lastsamurai wrote:
Also I'd like to suggest that when the time comes that LS22 could look into creating a spreadsheet that would calculate cost of attendance for various schools


I feel like kappycaft1 did something like this last year with a sheet that included various repayment options, but I don't remember where it is.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:31 am

applelover wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:Lucky's questions to JS during his JS1:

-What makes you special enough to be qualified as Assistant Dean of Admissions.
-Are you a URM.


And on the Columbia vs HYS note, I have no clue what I'd do. I think a lot will actually come down to the feeling I get from ASW's (if CLS is even an option). I loved Columbia when I visited though, so it would be a really tough decision.

Also I'd like to suggest that when the time comes that LS22 could look into creating a spreadsheet that would calculate cost of attendance for various schools



Stop it samurai! Lol

And yes, LS22. You should definitely do that.


I will...but I feel like some might question my qualifications to be creating spreadsheets :D kidding kidding (but no really) lol

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

Postby runthetrap » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:13 pm

Robert_Bert wrote:I'm going with Thursday, brother..but here's to hoping you're right.

any reason you're guessing thursday? precedent? the wait is killing me

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

Postby goldgirl786 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:44 pm

runthetrap wrote:
Robert_Bert wrote:I'm going with Thursday, brother..but here's to hoping you're right.

any reason you're guessing thursday? precedent? the wait is killing me


I've got a strong feeling about Thursday as well...now just to make it to Thursday

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

Postby Humbert Humbert » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:57 pm

applelover wrote:I'm bringing this thread back on topic before it gets moved to the lounge.


Question: How many of you would take Columbia with $$$ over HYS?


If were talking $50k+, I would take CLS fairly easily. Then again, I want big law and already live in New York and love it here. Also in a relationship and don't want to do long distance, FWIW.

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

Postby Power_of_Facing » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:01 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:
applelover wrote:I'm bringing this thread back on topic before it gets moved to the lounge.


Question: How many of you would take Columbia with $$$ over HYS?


If were talking $50k+, I would take CLS fairly easily. Then again, I want big law and already live in New York and love it here. Also in a relationship and don't want to do long distance, FWIW.


And how is the 'little' lady? :lol:

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

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:03 pm

It would be pretty damn hard to say no to a Hamilton

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:09 pm

Power_of_Facing wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:
applelover wrote:I'm bringing this thread back on topic before it gets moved to the lounge.


Question: How many of you would take Columbia with $$$ over HYS?


If were talking $50k+, I would take CLS fairly easily. Then again, I want big law and already live in New York and love it here. Also in a relationship and don't want to do long distance, FWIW.


And how is the 'little' lady? :lol:


Power - you and I completely have the same train of thought :)

So Humbert, I'm glad to hear that things are working out with you and Dolores :)

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:10 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:So Humbert, I'm glad to hear that things are working out with you and Dolores :)


hey, you read books

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

Postby Power_of_Facing » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:16 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:So Humbert, I'm glad to hear that things are working out with you and Dolores :)


hey, you read books


Anyone else given serious thought to attending Cornell on the basis of its Nabokovian ties?

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

Postby midwest17 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:37 pm

t-14orbust wrote:It would be pretty damn hard to say no to a Hamilton


This.

I'm going the LRAP route, but man it would be nice to not have to worry about that for 10 years. So basically, I think what would pull me away from HYS would be a scholarship such that I could pay the remaining stuff back on a shorter than 10 year plan on a non-BigLaw salary.

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

Postby goldgirl786 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:08 pm

Has anyone been annoying called the admin office to see if they were releasing decisions this week?

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

Postby Robert_Bert » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:26 pm

runthetrap wrote:
Robert_Bert wrote:I'm going with Thursday, brother..but here's to hoping you're right.

any reason you're guessing thursday? precedent? the wait is killing me


No real reason. Just feel like it will be a full two weeks since the first acceptance wave, and if you take out Thanksgiving week then this week will be two business weeks after.

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

Postby MrsHello » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:35 pm

Checking in... hoping the LSAT I took the other day fits. :D

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

Postby californiauser » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:47 pm

goldgirl786 wrote:Has anyone been annoying called the admin office to see if they were releasing decisions this week?


Someone other than me should do this :D

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

Postby Power_of_Facing » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:23 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
Power_of_Facing wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:
applelover wrote:I'm bringing this thread back on topic before it gets moved to the lounge.


Question: How many of you would take Columbia with $$$ over HYS?


If were talking $50k+, I would take CLS fairly easily. Then again, I want big law and already live in New York and love it here. Also in a relationship and don't want to do long distance, FWIW.


And how is the 'little' lady? :lol:


Power - you and I completely have the same train of thought :)

So Humbert, I'm glad to hear that things are working out with you and Dolores :)


My chum Jerry used to date a woman named Dolores. It didn't work out for just that reason.

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:33 pm

Power_of_Facing wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
Power_of_Facing wrote:And how is the 'little' lady? :lol:


Power - you and I completely have the same train of thought :)

So Humbert, I'm glad to hear that things are working out with you and Dolores :)


My chum Jerry used to date a woman named Dolores. It didn't work out for just that reason.


I love how that wasn't even her name in the original script!!

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

Postby Power_of_Facing » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:37 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
Power_of_Facing wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
Power_of_Facing wrote:And how is the 'little' lady? :lol:


Power - you and I completely have the same train of thought :)

So Humbert, I'm glad to hear that things are working out with you and Dolores :)


My chum Jerry used to date a woman named Dolores. It didn't work out for just that reason.


I love how that wasn't even her name in the original script!!


We really DO think alike!

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:39 pm

Power_of_Facing wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
I love how that wasn't even her name in the original script!!


We really DO think alike!

:D

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

Postby BrianG » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:55 pm

went to the info session today. FWIW, the woman speaking seemed to suggest that they were looking at RD apps now and that the rest of the ED decisions should be going out within the next week or two.

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

Postby 05062014 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:57 pm

BrianG wrote:went to the info session today. FWIW, the woman speaking seemed to suggest that they were looking at RD apps now and that the rest of the ED decisions should be going out within the next week or two.


BrainG you seem like a good guy but this update is really not worth much. If decisions come out two weeks from now, it is essentially just Columbia holding itself to it's own terms, by offering ED applicants a decision by late December. If the decisions have already been made to the point that they're looking at RD applicants, only my cynical side can think of a few weak reasons why they would wait to release them. It simply doesn't make sense for them to wait if they respect their peer schools.




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