Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

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It's decision szn... How are you holding up?

I'm freaking out
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I'm freaking out!
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I'M FREAKING OUT!!!!!
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I. AM. FREAK-ING. OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Why did anyone ever give us status checkers? I can't stop looking at the stupid things!
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Eh.. I'm doing okay actually...
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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby NotAGolfer » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:13 pm

seeprybyrun wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:Np. Does the scholarship agreement explicitly state that you have to withdraw your pending applications?


If it does, the school would likely get in trouble, since it goes against LSAC requirements.

NotAGolfer wrote: I have a scholarship agreement I'll very likely be accepting in the next few days, but it only requires that I withdraw all of my applications to schools to which I've currently been accepted. Which means I'll probably be riding out a couple waitlists :)


Vandy at NYU?

I wish! NYU is the only school I haven't heard from (and one of the likely WLs I'll be riding out). Also the HLS WL. The scholly is from Berk


Gotcha. The Vandy acceptance deadline is in a week. I had the unfortunate timing of Columbia's last Monday visitation day being a few days afterward, but I'm compensating by instead going to visit Columbia's campus on my own the day before NYU's ASD. (No travel subsidy for individual visitations, alas.)

You'll like Columbia I bet, but not enough to turn down the Vandy :)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lsa16 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:30 pm

NotAGolfer wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
In the same position as Keilz and my LSAT is median and my GPA is above the 75th so am fairly baffled about the wait (slash what I assume is a pending rejection?). I'll be withdrawing tomorrow to accept a scholarship elsewhere without ever having been even held, which is a situation that I never really considered being in considering the early application

FYI, you shouldn't have to withdraw from schools you haven't heard from in order to accept a scholarship. You definitely can, but schools can't require you to do so.

Source: Asha, http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/yale-to-everybody-else-stop-scamming-people/


Oh wow, thanks!

Np. Does the scholarship agreement explicitly state that you have to withdraw your pending applications? I have a scholarship agreement I'll very likely be accepting in the next few days, but it only requires that I withdraw all of my applications to schools to which I've currently been accepted. Which means I'll probably be riding out a couple waitlists :)


It says I have to withdraw applications to "all other law schools" - which definitely sounds like it includes pending and WL applications but I guess based on that blog post it can't

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby NotAGolfer » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:47 pm

lsa16 wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
In the same position as Keilz and my LSAT is median and my GPA is above the 75th so am fairly baffled about the wait (slash what I assume is a pending rejection?). I'll be withdrawing tomorrow to accept a scholarship elsewhere without ever having been even held, which is a situation that I never really considered being in considering the early application

FYI, you shouldn't have to withdraw from schools you haven't heard from in order to accept a scholarship. You definitely can, but schools can't require you to do so.

Source: Asha, http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/yale-to-everybody-else-stop-scamming-people/


Oh wow, thanks!

Np. Does the scholarship agreement explicitly state that you have to withdraw your pending applications? I have a scholarship agreement I'll very likely be accepting in the next few days, but it only requires that I withdraw all of my applications to schools to which I've currently been accepted. Which means I'll probably be riding out a couple waitlists :)


It says I have to withdraw applications to "all other law schools" - which definitely sounds like it includes pending and WL applications but I guess based on that blog post it can't

From LSAC: "Member law schools should: [...] allow applicants to freely accept a new offer from a law school even though a scholarship has been accepted, a deposit has been paid, or a commitment has been made to another school"

Under the "Commitments" section:
http://www.lsac.org/docs/default-source/publications-(lsac-resources)/statementofgoodadm.pdf

I would clarify with the school in writing ahead of time, to be certain (and so you have something to bring to LSAC if they try to penalize you for not withdrawing)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby YLX » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:03 pm

sittykitty wrote:I'm just gonna post the email:

Dear [NAME],

We hope you are enjoying your spring. As we continue to evaluate applications for the Columbia Law School Class of 2020, we are also reviewing candidates whom we placed on "Hold" earlier in the admissions season. We would like to encourage you, if you have not already done so, to submit a statement of continuing interest in Columbia. To the extent possible, kindly limit the statement to one page. Please send the statement to admissions@law.columbia.edu no later than Monday, April 17, 2017. Upon receipt of your correspondence, we will add the statement to your file but will not be able to confirm receipt of individual statements.
Please note that as part of the admissions process, we may extend to you the opportunity to interview with the Admissions Committee if you have not already done so.

At this date, we also understand that you may have chosen to go to another law school for the next three years. While we are saddened by the loss of your candidacy, we would appreciate it if you could notify us as soon as possible by emailing admissions@law.columbia.edu.

Please be advised that should you remain under consideration, we will make every effort to mail your decision no later than April 27, 2017. Thank you again for your continued patience and interest in Columbia Law School.

Warm wishes,
Nkonye Iwerebon
Dean of Admissions



I also received it. Hold in March.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lilikoillama » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:23 pm

Anyone who was never put on hold but hasn't heard back yet sent in a LOCI?? Just to be like "hey I'm still here, I still want you Columbia" :shock:

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Postby lsa16 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:26 pm

lilikoillama wrote:Anyone who was never put on hold but hasn't heard back yet sent in a LOCI?? Just to be like "hey I'm still here, I still want you Columbia" :shock:


Yep there are several others here I believe

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Postby eck456 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:20 pm

So are people who received the email today and sent in an original LOCI before the March 27 deadline sending in a second one before monday?

Also... just to REALLY freak everyone out, I had coffee with an HLS xL student who told me they NEVER received a response from Columbia. Said he just got into HLS and stopped worrying bc he knew he wouldn't pick it over H, but definitely never got an answer :shock: :?

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Postby sittykitty » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:22 pm

eck456 wrote:So are people who received the email today and sent in an original LOCI before the March 27 deadline sending in a second one before monday?

Also... just to REALLY freak everyone out, I had coffee with an HLS xL student who told me they NEVER received a response from Columbia. Said he just got into HLS and stopped worrying bc he knew he wouldn't pick it over H, but definitely never got an answer :shock: :?

I am! My first LOCI went into specifically why I wanted to go to Columbia, but I think I'm just going to do a quick resume update in this one and reiterate that if they admit me I will plop down my deposit on the spot.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby eck456 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:30 pm

sittykitty wrote:
eck456 wrote:So are people who received the email today and sent in an original LOCI before the March 27 deadline sending in a second one before monday?

Also... just to REALLY freak everyone out, I had coffee with an HLS xL student who told me they NEVER received a response from Columbia. Said he just got into HLS and stopped worrying bc he knew he wouldn't pick it over H, but definitely never got an answer :shock: :?

I am! My first LOCI went into specifically why I wanted to go to Columbia, but I think I'm just going to do a quick resume update in this one and reiterate that if they admit me I will plop down my deposit on the spot.


Ugh PREACH. I would throw that deposit at them so fast

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby cys0823 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:11 am

Put on reserve today!

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Postby sonyco » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:41 am

cys0823 wrote:Put on reserve today!

Were you held? We need deets.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sorence » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:54 am

Got the reserve email this AM. I was never interviewed, never held. Complete mid-December.
WL#8 let's gooooooo.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Nightwing » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:57 am

Reserved today as well, no interview, no hold. Really good chances according to MyLSN, yet this is my 11th waitlist.

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Postby cys0823 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:14 pm

sonyco wrote:
cys0823 wrote:Put on reserve today!

Were you held? We need deets.


No I wasn't held and wasn't given an interview. I went complete end of January.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby fortunecookie1 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:15 pm

For all my fellow Held applicants - I found someone on LSN who was held 2/18 and accepted 4/11. So there is hope!

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Postby ech2103 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:52 pm

cys0823 wrote:
sonyco wrote:
cys0823 wrote:Put on reserve today!

Were you held? We need deets.


No I wasn't held and wasn't given an interview. I went complete end of January.



Is there anyone else who wasn't held and wasn't interviewed left after all the waitlists this morning? Does this mean we should look for snail mail rejection?

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Postby lvlaw3 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:56 pm

ech2103 wrote:
cys0823 wrote:
sonyco wrote:
cys0823 wrote:Put on reserve today!

Were you held? We need deets.


No I wasn't held and wasn't given an interview. I went complete end of January.



Is there anyone else who wasn't held and wasn't interviewed left after all the waitlists this morning? Does this mean we should look for snail mail rejection?


+180 not held, not interviewed, praying to all of the gods that this doesn't mean snail mail

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Postby lsa16 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:32 pm

lvlaw3 wrote:
ech2103 wrote:
cys0823 wrote:
sonyco wrote:
cys0823 wrote:Put on reserve today!

Were you held? We need deets.


No I wasn't held and wasn't given an interview. I went complete end of January.



Is there anyone else who wasn't held and wasn't interviewed left after all the waitlists this morning? Does this mean we should look for snail mail rejection?


+180 not held, not interviewed, praying to all of the gods that this doesn't mean snail mail


Is it not strange they spend the resources on physically mailing rejection letters instead of just sending an email? Seems like such a strange policy. Also why make people wait longer than necessary to know a given school isn't an option?

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Postby ech2103 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:56 pm

lsa16 wrote:
lvlaw3 wrote:
ech2103 wrote:
cys0823 wrote:
sonyco wrote:
cys0823 wrote:Put on reserve today!

Were you held? We need deets.


No I wasn't held and wasn't given an interview. I went complete end of January.



Is there anyone else who wasn't held and wasn't interviewed left after all the waitlists this morning? Does this mean we should look for snail mail rejection?


+180 not held, not interviewed, praying to all of the gods that this doesn't mean snail mail


Is it not strange they spend the resources on physically mailing rejection letters instead of just sending an email? Seems like such a strange policy. Also why make people wait longer than necessary to know a given school isn't an option?


It is very strange, but as a Columbia alumna I can say it reflects the modus operandi of the overall institution. Amazing faculty, great location, unnecessary levels of bureaucracy that have a real effect on student experience.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2020 applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lvlaw3 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:06 pm

ech2103 wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
lvlaw3 wrote:
ech2103 wrote:
cys0823 wrote:
sonyco wrote:
cys0823 wrote:Put on reserve today!

Were you held? We need deets.


No I wasn't held and wasn't given an interview. I went complete end of January.



Is there anyone else who wasn't held and wasn't interviewed left after all the waitlists this morning? Does this mean we should look for snail mail rejection?


+180 not held, not interviewed, praying to all of the gods that this doesn't mean snail mail


Is it not strange they spend the resources on physically mailing rejection letters instead of just sending an email? Seems like such a strange policy. Also why make people wait longer than necessary to know a given school isn't an option?


It is very strange, but as a Columbia alumna I can say it reflects the modus operandi of the overall institution. Amazing faculty, great location, unnecessary levels of bureaucracy that have a real effect on student experience.


can attest to the above, but still #GoLions #plsdontdingme

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Postby sittykitty » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:09 pm

fortunecookie1 wrote:For all my fellow Held applicants - I found someone on LSN who was held 2/18 and accepted 4/11. So there is hope!

Wait but why are they waiting for LOCI from the rest of us then? :shock:

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Postby eck456 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:13 pm

sittykitty wrote:
fortunecookie1 wrote:For all my fellow Held applicants - I found someone on LSN who was held 2/18 and accepted 4/11. So there is hope!

Wait but why are they waiting for LOCI from the rest of us then? :shock:


yeah this makes me way more nervous/ depressed rather than less. i.e. if they're going thru some held applications but not others, what does that mean about mine? also, what does that one accepted candidate have that I don't? sigh.

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Postby sittykitty » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:24 pm

eck456 wrote:
sittykitty wrote:
fortunecookie1 wrote:For all my fellow Held applicants - I found someone on LSN who was held 2/18 and accepted 4/11. So there is hope!

Wait but why are they waiting for LOCI from the rest of us then? :shock:


yeah this makes me way more nervous/ depressed rather than less. i.e. if they're going thru some held applications but not others, what does that mean about mine? also, what does that one accepted candidate have that I don't? sigh.

Also there are at least four people on LSN with the same/lower stats than mine and at least one of them has the same major that I do.

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Postby anonymous117 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:15 pm

fortunecookie1 wrote:For all my fellow Held applicants - I found someone on LSN who was held 2/18 and accepted 4/11. So there is hope!



Last year I was held in mid-February and got accepted on 4/15, so you never know! I had pretty much given up hope by that point, but then randomly got the email.

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Postby mtf612 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:40 pm

anonymous117 wrote:
fortunecookie1 wrote:For all my fellow Held applicants - I found someone on LSN who was held 2/18 and accepted 4/11. So there is hope!



Last year I was held in mid-February and got accepted on 4/15, so you never know! I had pretty much given up hope by that point, but then randomly got the email.


Did they interview you before/after the hold?



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