AwesomeLawyer wrote:I was reserved and my advisor strongly recommended to meet with an admissions officer to discuss my background and ask questions, however, the admissions office said that they do not allow for those types of meetings. Has anyone tried to arrange one? What did you say when they asked you why you want to come? I understand they do not grant admissions interviews on request, but most schools allow to meet with an officer (NYU certainly does) to at least ask general questions and discuss the admissions process, but Columbia seems to be very strict about it.
You're definitely allowed to speak to someone. They're only strict about interviews.
Columbia Law School wishes to remain as available as possible to prospective students. The Office of Admissions does maintain a liberal open-door policy for prospective students and applicants who would like to speak with an admissions officer. No appointment is necessary, and you may speak with an officer on a call-in or walk-in basis during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).