Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

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Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby LawSchoolerN » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:40 am

Hi y'all,

Just wanted to make a Columbia thread for the upcoming cycle!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby Buggefraiche » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:37 pm

Checking in!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby nylon_law » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:30 pm

Submitted my application last week.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby prelawman » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:48 pm

Anyone else getting:

"Temporarily Unavailable
The website that you're trying to reach is having technical difficulties and is currently unavailable.

We are aware of the issue and are working hard to fix it. Thank you for your patience."

when they check their application status?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby SuperfluousMan » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:18 pm

prelawman wrote:Anyone else getting:

"Temporarily Unavailable
The website that you're trying to reach is having technical difficulties and is currently unavailable.

We are aware of the issue and are working hard to fix it. Thank you for your patience."

when they check their application status?


Yup. I've been seeing that for the past week! You are not a lone.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby nylon_law » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:06 pm

Yes, the site is having technical issues

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby sadcowboysfan » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:42 pm

Checking in! Status checker is back up and running; however, it is useless once your app goes complete.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby nizheyan » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:35 am

Check in! Went complete 09/21

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby nylon_law » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:40 pm

Went complete last week.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby Gottaloveit » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:48 pm

RD, got an interview today. Median LSAT and >75th GPA. Thoughts on whether this makes me borderline? Didn't think I was

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby cfs16 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:31 am

Gottaloveit wrote:RD, got an interview today. Median LSAT and >75th GPA. Thoughts on whether this makes me borderline? Didn't think I was


When did you apply/go complete?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby NeverEverGiveUp » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:07 pm

Can you please share or IM your interview experience?
Who is the interviewer? What questions were asked? And how long did the interview last?
And when did you apply/go complete?
Thanks

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby prelawman » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:03 pm

Who else is ED???

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby CLS2020 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:56 pm

How much of a number's game is Columbia?
I am scared af.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby BrainsyK » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:37 pm

CLS2020 wrote:How much of a number's game is Columbia?
I am scared af.


Is there a number higher than 100%? If so, that.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby CDLee » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:33 am

prelawman wrote:Who else is ED???


I am!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby inthetrenches21 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:35 am

BrainsyK wrote:
CLS2020 wrote:How much of a number's game is Columbia?
I am scared af.


Is there a number higher than 100%? If so, that.


I've heard this a lot, but can any people who've been through the process confirm this? I'm admittedly applying next cycle, but am considering applying ED with an International Superior Classification and a ~173 LSAT

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby CLS2020 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:43 pm

What is an International Superior Classification?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby CLS2020 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:56 pm

How much of an advantage do you get if you apply early decision?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby inthetrenches21 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:18 pm

CLS2020 wrote:What is an International Superior Classification?


Students who don't attend an American Undergraduate institution send their transcripts to be evaluated by LSAC, where we receive a rating from Below Average to Superior. This classification isn't reportable for Median purposes, but rather indicates the student's ability relative to their classmates.

I'm worried about Columbia dinging international students since they can only have an impact on the median LSAT, and not the GPA, given how numbers oriented they are.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby tolerablesilver » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:10 pm

A bit late, but submitted today.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby CLS2020 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:57 pm

Does Columbia adjust for grade inflation and deflation from a certain school?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby jennie » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:36 pm

Checking in. Submitted 11/26. Completion pending...

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby ernietakeslsac » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:41 am

Does anybody know if Columbia ever offers named scholarships (Hamiltons/Butlers) without interviews?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2022 Applicants Thread (2018-2019)

Postby QContinuum » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:40 pm

CLS2020 wrote:How much of an advantage do you get if you apply early decision?

According to PowerScore's analysis back in fall 2016, Columbia doesn't give ED applicants any boost. See https://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/applyi ... -not-to-ed

ernietakeslsac wrote:Does anybody know if Columbia ever offers named scholarships (Hamiltons/Butlers) without interviews?

It's possible. As the law school's admissions office writes, "we are only interviewing a small number of candidates relative to the size of our applicant pool. In no way does an interview invitation imply or guarantee admission. Similarly, a favorable decision may be rendered even if you are not invited to interview." See https://www.law.columbia.edu/admissions ... 20Selected

Hamilton awardees are generally students who are likely to be Y/S admits (incredible numbers, incredible softs, and preferably both). Butlers generally have slightly lower (though still very high) numbers.

CLS2020 wrote:Does Columbia adjust for grade inflation and deflation from a certain school?

In general, as at any law school, GPA is GPA. There will be a slight boost around the edges for candidates from HYP and similarly elite colleges (think MIT, Stanford, etc.), but this doesn't correlate with grade inflation/deflation practices (e.g., HY get a boost even though neither deflates, unlike Princeton).



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