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

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1/18
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1/19
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1/22
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1/23
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1/24
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby mrsharveyspecter » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:46 pm

https://www.wsj.com/articles/law-school ... 1513333801

Ladies and gents it looks like we picked an abysmal time to apply to law school.

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

Postby spongebob » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:00 pm

mrsharveyspecter wrote:https://www.wsj.com/articles/law-school-is-hot-again-as-politics-piques-interest-1513333801

Ladies and gents it looks like we picked an abysmal time to apply to law school.


The fact that you felt the need to post this on like 8 different threads...chill.

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

Postby mrsharveyspecter » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:31 pm

spongebob wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:https://www.wsj.com/articles/law-school-is-hot-again-as-politics-piques-interest-1513333801

Ladies and gents it looks like we picked an abysmal time to apply to law school.


The fact that you felt the need to post this on like 8 different threads...chill.


My post from the SLS 2021 page:

in hindsight i would have posted it in the general tls 2021 page, but i didnt know that existed until like now. i just wanted to share the info with as many people as possible. again im sorry about "shoving" the article in your face multiple times

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

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:36 pm

mrsharveyspecter wrote:
spongebob wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:https://www.wsj.com/articles/law-school-is-hot-again-as-politics-piques-interest-1513333801

Ladies and gents it looks like we picked an abysmal time to apply to law school.


The fact that you felt the need to post this on like 8 different threads...chill.


My post from the SLS 2021 page:

in hindsight i would have posted it in the general tls 2021 page, but i didnt know that existed until like now. i just wanted to share the info with as many people as possible. again im sorry about "shoving" the article in your face multiple times


Also pretty sure we've all applied/are most likely applying in the near future. No need to stir up fear in people imo, let's let the cards fall where they may.

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

Postby mrsharveyspecter » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:29 am

tmcauliffe96 wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:
spongebob wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:https://www.wsj.com/articles/law-school-is-hot-again-as-politics-piques-interest-1513333801

Ladies and gents it looks like we picked an abysmal time to apply to law school.


The fact that you felt the need to post this on like 8 different threads...chill.


My post from the SLS 2021 page:

in hindsight i would have posted it in the general tls 2021 page, but i didnt know that existed until like now. i just wanted to share the info with as many people as possible. again im sorry about "shoving" the article in your face multiple times


Also pretty sure we've all applied/are most likely applying in the near future. No need to stir up fear in people imo, let's let the cards fall where they may.



tbh if this article is stirring up fear in you, then maybe you shouldn't be lurking on tls (and you should probably reconsider becoming a lawyer)

i apologize for the multiple postings and not following TLS etiquette, but i can't really bring myself to apologize for sharing some relevant news on a notoriously neurotic online forum.

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

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:24 am

mrsharveyspecter wrote:
tmcauliffe96 wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:
spongebob wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:https://www.wsj.com/articles/law-school-is-hot-again-as-politics-piques-interest-1513333801

Ladies and gents it looks like we picked an abysmal time to apply to law school.


The fact that you felt the need to post this on like 8 different threads...chill.


My post from the SLS 2021 page:

in hindsight i would have posted it in the general tls 2021 page, but i didnt know that existed until like now. i just wanted to share the info with as many people as possible. again im sorry about "shoving" the article in your face multiple times


Also pretty sure we've all applied/are most likely applying in the near future. No need to stir up fear in people imo, let's let the cards fall where they may.



tbh if this article is stirring up fear in you, then maybe you shouldn't be lurking on tls (and you should probably reconsider becoming a lawyer)

i apologize for the multiple postings and not following TLS etiquette, but i can't really bring myself to apologize for sharing some relevant news on a notoriously neurotic online forum.


Didn't bother me, my future as a lawyer must be sound then :)

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

Postby lawschoolapps7777777 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:16 pm

mrsharveyspecter wrote:
tmcauliffe96 wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:
spongebob wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:https://www.wsj.com/articles/law-school-is-hot-again-as-politics-piques-interest-1513333801

Ladies and gents it looks like we picked an abysmal time to apply to law school.


The fact that you felt the need to post this on like 8 different threads...chill.


My post from the SLS 2021 page:

in hindsight i would have posted it in the general tls 2021 page, but i didnt know that existed until like now. i just wanted to share the info with as many people as possible. again im sorry about "shoving" the article in your face multiple times


Also pretty sure we've all applied/are most likely applying in the near future. No need to stir up fear in people imo, let's let the cards fall where they may.



tbh if this article is stirring up fear in you, then maybe you shouldn't be lurking on tls (and you should probably reconsider becoming a lawyer)

i apologize for the multiple postings and not following TLS etiquette, but i can't really bring myself to apologize for sharing some relevant news on a notoriously neurotic online forum.


Is it stirring up fear in you given you felt the need to post it on multiple threads? Hard to believe it's just for the sake of info sharing ... o_O
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Re: Columbia c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby lawschoolapps7777777 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:17 pm

tmcauliffe96 wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:
tmcauliffe96 wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:
spongebob wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:https://www.wsj.com/articles/law-school-is-hot-again-as-politics-piques-interest-1513333801

Ladies and gents it looks like we picked an abysmal time to apply to law school.


The fact that you felt the need to post this on like 8 different threads...chill.


My post from the SLS 2021 page:

in hindsight i would have posted it in the general tls 2021 page, but i didnt know that existed until like now. i just wanted to share the info with as many people as possible. again im sorry about "shoving" the article in your face multiple times


Also pretty sure we've all applied/are most likely applying in the near future. No need to stir up fear in people imo, let's let the cards fall where they may.



tbh if this article is stirring up fear in you, then maybe you shouldn't be lurking on tls (and you should probably reconsider becoming a lawyer)

i apologize for the multiple postings and not following TLS etiquette, but i can't really bring myself to apologize for sharing some relevant news on a notoriously neurotic online forum.


Didn't bother me, my future as a lawyer must be sound then :)


lollll. Ditto :D

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

Postby AaronCarter » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:24 pm

mrsharveyspecter wrote:https://www.wsj.com/articles/law-school-is-hot-again-as-politics-piques-interest-1513333801

Ladies and gents it looks like we picked an abysmal time to apply to law school.



What makes this comment somewhat funny is that this individual literally got into Harvard.

Congrats btw!

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

Postby rideagain » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:30 pm

fyi my interviewer told me interviews are pretty random and not getting one is in no way a bad sign

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

Postby AaronCarter » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:31 pm

rideagain wrote:fyi my interviewer told me interviews are pretty random and not getting one is in no way a bad sign


This gave me hope.

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

Postby mwells56 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:31 pm

rideagain wrote:fyi my interviewer told me interviews are pretty random and not getting one is in no way a bad sign


really hope you're right, friend.

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

Postby rideagain » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:36 pm

mwells56 wrote:
rideagain wrote:fyi my interviewer told me interviews are pretty random and not getting one is in no way a bad sign


really hope you're right, friend.

they specifically told me: "there are a lot of people freaking out on blogs and whatnot about not getting an interview, if you have a friend who applied and didn't get one tell them not to worry it's not a bad sign"

so 1. adcomms def read TLS haha and 2. she would know, so for real guys don't worry you're all good!

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

Postby mwells56 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:40 pm

rideagain wrote:
mwells56 wrote:
rideagain wrote:fyi my interviewer told me interviews are pretty random and not getting one is in no way a bad sign


really hope you're right, friend.

they specifically told me: "there are a lot of people freaking out on blogs and whatnot about not getting an interview, if you have a friend who applied and didn't get one tell them not to worry it's not a bad sign"

so 1. adcomms def read TLS haha and 2. she would know, so for real guys don't worry you're all good!


Yeah this definitely makes me feel better. As a reach/borderline K-JD applicant whose fall grades they requested, the lack of interview request was getting me paranoid. Hoping to here back the first week of January. If I get in I don't even know if my body has the capability of expressing the level of joy/relief/anxiety I will experience.

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

Postby subpoenacolada » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:27 pm

rideagain wrote:fyi my interviewer told me interviews are pretty random and not getting one is in no way a bad sign


Random meaning what? A random selection of applicants, likely and unlikely admits?

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

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:29 pm

subpoenacolada wrote:
rideagain wrote:fyi my interviewer told me interviews are pretty random and not getting one is in no way a bad sign


Random meaning what? A random selection of applicants, likely and unlikely admits?


Speculation, but I've heard some admits from prior years claim interviews are used for borderline cases and people who they are considering offering scholarship money.

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

Postby rideagain » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:33 am

Ok, so some reflection on my interview: it went well I think. Was about 35 minutes, which is a good length. Comparing it to my JS1 I feel like 15 minutes for the JS1 was just too damn short, not sure how they can get much out of it. Anyways. Interviewer was very nice, had a good conversation, not a question-answer-question-answer type interview, good back and forth.

Obviously be prepared to answer "why Columbia". I also got a "why NY" which was interesting. Maybe my app just screams homebody idk.

Also, my interviewer did advise that decisions will likely begin late Jan. She strongly implied earlier applicants (fyi she said anyone interviewing at this stage is early) will hear back sooner rather then later.

Any questions about it let me know!

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

Postby nyc2dc » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:30 pm

Interview request Dec 15.

Went complete late October.

Thanks to everyone that posted about their interview experiences.

Looking forward to my interview this week!

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Postby tinycatfriend » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:55 pm

rideagain wrote:Ok, so some reflection on my interview: it went well I think. Was about 35 minutes, which is a good length. Comparing it to my JS1 I feel like 15 minutes for the JS1 was just too damn short, not sure how they can get much out of it. Anyways. Interviewer was very nice, had a good conversation, not a question-answer-question-answer type interview, good back and forth.

Obviously be prepared to answer "why Columbia". I also got a "why NY" which was interesting. Maybe my app just screams homebody idk.

Also, my interviewer did advise that decisions will likely begin late Jan. She strongly implied earlier applicants (fyi she said anyone interviewing at this stage is early) will hear back sooner rather then later.

Any questions about it let me know!


I think a big reason for why NY is because it's very much a love it or hate it type of city and if you hate it, it's gonna be really hard for you.

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Postby tmcauliffe96 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:58 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:
rideagain wrote:Ok, so some reflection on my interview: it went well I think. Was about 35 minutes, which is a good length. Comparing it to my JS1 I feel like 15 minutes for the JS1 was just too damn short, not sure how they can get much out of it. Anyways. Interviewer was very nice, had a good conversation, not a question-answer-question-answer type interview, good back and forth.

Obviously be prepared to answer "why Columbia". I also got a "why NY" which was interesting. Maybe my app just screams homebody idk.

Also, my interviewer did advise that decisions will likely begin late Jan. She strongly implied earlier applicants (fyi she said anyone interviewing at this stage is early) will hear back sooner rather then later.

Any questions about it let me know!


I think a big reason for why NY is because it's very much a love it or hate it type of city and if you hate it, it's gonna be really hard for you.


+1, it's definitely not for everybody, but Columbia's location is pretty stellar

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

Postby urbandictionary » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:06 pm

Can we get some stats for those who have been requested to interview? How many are you guys, to get a clearer picture?

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

Postby mwells56 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:11 pm

tmcauliffe96 wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:
rideagain wrote:Ok, so some reflection on my interview: it went well I think. Was about 35 minutes, which is a good length. Comparing it to my JS1 I feel like 15 minutes for the JS1 was just too damn short, not sure how they can get much out of it. Anyways. Interviewer was very nice, had a good conversation, not a question-answer-question-answer type interview, good back and forth.

Obviously be prepared to answer "why Columbia". I also got a "why NY" which was interesting. Maybe my app just screams homebody idk.

Also, my interviewer did advise that decisions will likely begin late Jan. She strongly implied earlier applicants (fyi she said anyone interviewing at this stage is early) will hear back sooner rather then later.

Any questions about it let me know!


I think a big reason for why NY is because it's very much a love it or hate it type of city and if you hate it, it's gonna be really hard for you.


+1, it's definitely not for everybody, but Columbia's location is pretty stellar


Only subway that gets up there is the 1 train though

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

Postby andysimbi » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:23 pm

mwells56 wrote:
tmcauliffe96 wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:
rideagain wrote:Ok, so some reflection on my interview: it went well I think. Was about 35 minutes, which is a good length. Comparing it to my JS1 I feel like 15 minutes for the JS1 was just too damn short, not sure how they can get much out of it. Anyways. Interviewer was very nice, had a good conversation, not a question-answer-question-answer type interview, good back and forth.

Obviously be prepared to answer "why Columbia". I also got a "why NY" which was interesting. Maybe my app just screams homebody idk.

Also, my interviewer did advise that decisions will likely begin late Jan. She strongly implied earlier applicants (fyi she said anyone interviewing at this stage is early) will hear back sooner rather then later.

Any questions about it let me know!


I think a big reason for why NY is because it's very much a love it or hate it type of city and if you hate it, it's gonna be really hard for you.


+1, it's definitely not for everybody, but Columbia's location is pretty stellar


Only subway that gets up there is the 1 train though


The B and C at 116th are a short walk!

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:27 pm

andysimbi wrote:
mwells56 wrote:
tmcauliffe96 wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:
rideagain wrote:Ok, so some reflection on my interview: it went well I think. Was about 35 minutes, which is a good length. Comparing it to my JS1 I feel like 15 minutes for the JS1 was just too damn short, not sure how they can get much out of it. Anyways. Interviewer was very nice, had a good conversation, not a question-answer-question-answer type interview, good back and forth.

Obviously be prepared to answer "why Columbia". I also got a "why NY" which was interesting. Maybe my app just screams homebody idk.

Also, my interviewer did advise that decisions will likely begin late Jan. She strongly implied earlier applicants (fyi she said anyone interviewing at this stage is early) will hear back sooner rather then later.

Any questions about it let me know!


I think a big reason for why NY is because it's very much a love it or hate it type of city and if you hate it, it's gonna be really hard for you.


+1, it's definitely not for everybody, but Columbia's location is pretty stellar


Only subway that gets up there is the 1 train though


The B and C at 116th are a short walk!


Okay I so deeply object to this, Columbia's neighborhood IS SO BORING. It's just a bunch of older people and there's like no good food and basically no nightlife. That said, it's not exactly hard to commute from Columbia to anywhere else, so, uh, just live in Brooklyn or downtown.

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

Postby principalagent » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:29 pm

andysimbi wrote:
mwells56 wrote:Only subway that gets up there is the 1 train though


The B and C at 116th are a short walk!


I hope that all the track fires and line outages won’t spike back up, especially since they seemed to affect the uptown trains.

And yes, Morningside Heights is pretty wack. Harlem is great if you gel with the vibe. Otherwise, you have to go to midtown at least.



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