Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

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What appeals to you about Columbia

Biglaw employment rates
80
33%
Location
81
34%
Clinic Opportunities
40
17%
Professors
26
11%
Dual-Degree Opportunities
6
2%
Coursework
8
3%
 
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15atay
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby 15atay » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:28 pm

I also got the "send us your fall grades email" *cries*. ED, Already interviewed. Lsat <25, GPA >75, URM, Unique softs

ticket
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby ticket » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:35 pm

had my interview yesterday... I was only asked about 4 questions (why law, what type of career do you imagine for yourself, why columbia, how did you get interested in your major), and then I spent the rest of the time asking questions. Overall went pretty well, but as it was my first interview, I wasn't as eloquent as I should have been.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby tinycatfriend » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:37 pm

ticket wrote:had my interview yesterday... I was only asked about 4 questions (why law, what type of career do you imagine for yourself, why columbia, how did you get interested in your major), and then I spent the rest of the time asking questions. Overall went pretty well, but as it was my first interview, I wasn't as eloquent as I should have been.


Ugh I felt the exact same way, I immediately thought of many other things to say! But hopefully that won't be such a big deal.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby fulbrightinmexico » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:16 pm

Just got in ED! Good luck to everyone and I hope I'll see you next fall.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby yqjyqj » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:25 pm

Just got in ED as well! Can't wait to meet all of you guys who are/will be ED admits!

MonicaYoung_LOL
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:26 pm

Congrats to all who were accepted!

Did you all interview?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:32 pm

fulbrightinmexico wrote:Just got in ED! Good luck to everyone and I hope I'll see you next fall.


What is a tier 1 ivy

yqjyqj
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby yqjyqj » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:45 pm

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:Congrats to all who were accepted!

Did you all interview?


I didn't.

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soca_dancer
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby soca_dancer » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:48 pm

ticket wrote:had my interview yesterday... I was only asked about 4 questions (why law, what type of career do you imagine for yourself, why columbia, how did you get interested in your major), and then I spent the rest of the time asking questions. Overall went pretty well, but as it was my first interview, I wasn't as eloquent as I should have been.


In the allotted time, how many questions were you able to ask?

ticket
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby ticket » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:00 pm

soca_dancer wrote:
ticket wrote:had my interview yesterday... I was only asked about 4 questions (why law, what type of career do you imagine for yourself, why columbia, how did you get interested in your major), and then I spent the rest of the time asking questions. Overall went pretty well, but as it was my first interview, I wasn't as eloquent as I should have been.


In the allotted time, how many questions were you able to ask?


I believe I asked 4, but it would really depend on the types of questions you're asking

fulbrightinmexico
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby fulbrightinmexico » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:14 pm

ticket wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:
ticket wrote:had my interview yesterday... I was only asked about 4 questions (why law, what type of career do you imagine for yourself, why columbia, how did you get interested in your major), and then I spent the rest of the time asking questions. Overall went pretty well, but as it was my first interview, I wasn't as eloquent as I should have been.


In the allotted time, how many questions were you able to ask?


I believe I asked 4, but it would really depend on the types of questions you're asking


I asked three, and RT on the timing variability. I'd say have four ready just in case, or a followup to one of the three.

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Platopus
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:01 am

Congrats to everyone who has been accepted!!! Any speculation on when RD decisions will go out? Any hope for December?

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PostNihilist
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby PostNihilist » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:26 am

Platopus wrote:Congrats to everyone who has been accepted!!! Any speculation on when RD decisions will go out? Any hope for December?

My guess is mid January

http://mylsn.info/d/columbia/1617-NoED/

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:22 pm

Patiently awaiting my professional recommender to get back to me....patiently...patiently.

edit: andddddd I just learned it cant be submitted until Monday. I'll go ahead and submit the rest of my materials today. Do you think the delay will have an adverse effect on my app? I know Thanksgiving is an unofficial soft deadline here. I'm median LSAT and >75% GPA
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby principalagent » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:23 pm

Finally complete!

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soca_dancer
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby soca_dancer » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:43 pm

I was reading the what to expect when you're expecting thread and saw that it only mentioned Columbia decisions of acceptances and holds, does anyone know if these are the only two decisions columbia gives?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby principalagent » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:11 pm

soca_dancer wrote:I was reading the what to expect when you're expecting thread and saw that it only mentioned Columbia decisions of acceptances and holds, does anyone know if these are the only two decisions columbia gives?


LSN has rejects here and there, but large scale, Columbia seems to hold / reserve a very large amount of people relative to the rest of the T13 and perhaps law schools in general.

rachelac
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby rachelac » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:12 pm

Just got an interview invite! Honestly a little surprised because my numbers aren't really auto-ding OR Hamilton level, but I've been having a lot of success with my PS/LoRs so I'm cautiously optimistic!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby wiseman96 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:19 pm

rachelac wrote:Just got an interview invite! Honestly a little surprised because my numbers aren't really auto-ding OR Hamilton level, but I've been having a lot of success with my PS/LoRs so I'm cautiously optimistic!

Me too!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby black_mirror » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:42 pm

rachelac wrote:Just got an interview invite! Honestly a little surprised because my numbers aren't really auto-ding OR Hamilton level, but I've been having a lot of success with my PS/LoRs so I'm cautiously optimistic!


Congrats and good luck! When did you go complete?

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AlPastor
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby AlPastor » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:43 pm

Also just got an invitation to interview!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby FriedChickenHero » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:44 pm

Got an interview invite... I'm RD and my stats are not Hamilton level (above median GPA, above 75th at LSAT) so I'm a bit worried what this means since I know most do not need an interview to be accepted.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby black_mirror » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:48 pm

FriedChickenHero wrote:Got an interview invite... I'm RD and my stats are not Hamilton level (above median GPA, above 75th at LSAT) so I'm a bit worried what this means since I know most do not need an interview to be accepted.


What are Hamilton level numbers :)? Also, do we know how many people get that each year?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby pizzapocky » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:52 pm

FriedChickenHero wrote:Got an interview invite... I'm RD and my stats are not Hamilton level (above median GPA, above 75th at LSAT) so I'm a bit worried what this means since I know most do not need an interview to be accepted.


Same here - I saw the interview email and thought "Uh-oh."
RD, complete 10/6, splitty-stats in profile.

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FriedChickenHero
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby FriedChickenHero » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:53 pm

black_mirror wrote:
FriedChickenHero wrote:Got an interview invite... I'm RD and my stats are not Hamilton level (above median GPA, above 75th at LSAT) so I'm a bit worried what this means since I know most do not need an interview to be accepted.


What are Hamilton level numbers :)? Also, do we know how many people get that each year?


Sorry, I just assumed that people who received the Hamilton had both 75ths but I actually haven't done the exact research.




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