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joshikousei
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby joshikousei » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:45 am

okay, well, i applied last year... so.... maybe things are a little slower this year? NB: i was NOT an ED applicant.

these were the application receipt emails:

Dear Applicant,

We have received your application to the J.D. program at the NYU School of Law and are delighted that you have applied. If we have not already requested your Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS) Report, we will be doing so soon. You may monitor this process on the LSAC Web site at http://www.lsac.org.

We will be sending to you an email when your application is complete and ready for review by the Committee on Admissions. Due to our large applicant pool, it may take several weeks for your application to be completed. We appreciate your patience during this process.

We wish you the best of luck and thank you again for your interest in NYU School of Law.

Sincerely,

Office of Admissions
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EMAIL ADDRESS DOES NOT RECEIVE INCOMING MESSAGES. PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL.


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to welcome you here as a member of the Class of 2012!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:59 am

Question mainly for Helm or anyone else who wrote a "Why Columbia?" Columbia is my second choice behind Stanford--think I should save my "Why Columbia?" for a waitlist if it occurs, or send it in now?

And yes, I realize the ridiculousness of asking a bunch of 0Ls application advice. ;)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:22 am

I'm throwing my hat into this ring. Don't really think I have a shot at CLS, but what the hell.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:42 am

VoidSix wrote:Question mainly for Helm or anyone else who wrote a "Why Columbia?" Columbia is my second choice behind Stanford--think I should save my "Why Columbia?" for a waitlist if it occurs, or send it in now?

Also V6, you are a fickle, fickle man. Weren't you not even going to apply to CLS until like 2 weeks ago?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ridleyroses » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:05 am

i should be getting out my early decision application in the next few days. pretty excited. don't think i have a particularly great shot but who knows...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:29 am

crackberry wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Question mainly for Helm or anyone else who wrote a "Why Columbia?" Columbia is my second choice behind Stanford--think I should save my "Why Columbia?" for a waitlist if it occurs, or send it in now?

Also V6, you are a fickle, fickle man. Weren't you not even going to apply to CLS until like 2 weeks ago?


That was NYU.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:29 am

VoidSix wrote:Question mainly for Helm or anyone else who wrote a "Why Columbia?" Columbia is my second choice behind Stanford--think I should save my "Why Columbia?" for a waitlist if it occurs, or send it in now?


I would save it. If somebody with your numbers gets put on the WL, you'll actually have a shot of getting off of it, unlike me, that's why I just made one big push.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:27 pm

VoidSix wrote:
crackberry wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Question mainly for Helm or anyone else who wrote a "Why Columbia?" Columbia is my second choice behind Stanford--think I should save my "Why Columbia?" for a waitlist if it occurs, or send it in now?

Also V6, you are a fickle, fickle man. Weren't you not even going to apply to CLS until like 2 weeks ago?


That was NYU.

IIRC, your LSN once (it's since been updated) had a note that said "PS - Columbia, we were never that close, but you're out too" under your note to NYU letting them know your feelings. My how the tables seem to have turned. (Yes I understand it is sad I remember that, but I have a tendency to keep that kind of useless information in my head.)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:35 pm

crackberry wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
crackberry wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Question mainly for Helm or anyone else who wrote a "Why Columbia?" Columbia is my second choice behind Stanford--think I should save my "Why Columbia?" for a waitlist if it occurs, or send it in now?

Also V6, you are a fickle, fickle man. Weren't you not even going to apply to CLS until like 2 weeks ago?


That was NYU.

IIRC, your LSN once (it's since been updated) had a note that said "PS - Columbia, we were never that close, but you're out too" under your note to NYU letting them know your feelings. My how the tables seem to have turned. (Yes I understand it is sad I remember that, but I have a tendency to keep that kind of useless information in my head.)



You're good. That was more like September, but yeah. Since then, a few important things have changed in my life to make NYC a possibility again. In addition, I have done more research on Columbia professors, discovered their LRAP was significantly better than I thought, their class size was smaller than Harvard's--which was a good thing in my opinion--and the location was affordable. The most important thing (and what I've always known) is that the headquarters (and thus majority of attorney jobs) at the ACLU and NAACP are in NYC, which would make it pretty silly for me not to apply.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:40 pm

VoidSix wrote:You're good. That was more like September, but yeah. Since then, a few important things have changed in my life to make NYC a possibility again. In addition, I have done more research on Columbia professors, discovered their LRAP was significantly better than I thought, their class size was smaller than Harvard's--which was a good thing in my opinion--and the location was affordable. The most important thing (and what I've always known) is that the headquarters (and thus majority of attorney jobs) at the ACLU and NAACP are in NYC, which would make it pretty silly for me not to apply.

Haha well I was clearly just giving you a hard time, but I wish you nothing but the best. You know how it is.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:48 pm

I just thought it was necessary that I explain my change of heart.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:51 pm

VoidSix wrote:I just thought it was necessary that I explain my change of heart.

Haha appreciated. But not necessary. Now, let's move on. Apologies to the thread for this useless back-and-forth that I, admittedly, started.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:33 pm

can someone explain the difference between butler and hamilton? also, are those usually offered immediately upon acceptance, or later on toward the end of the cycle?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:37 pm

GargamelITT wrote:can someone explain the difference between butler and hamilton? also, are those usually offered immediately upon acceptance, or later on toward the end of the cycle?


I believe Butler is half-tuition (there is an LSN profile that has the Butler and is marked at $73,000) and the Hamilton is full-tuition. I could be wrong, and I don't have an answer for your second question. Apologies.


Edit: Yeah. The Butler is $73,000 / 3 years, and the Hamilton is $146,000 / 3 years according to LSN.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:41 pm

wow, i had no idea full tuition scholarships to CLS even existed. i'd imagine these are only the 3.9/178 type folks getting those?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:44 pm

Yeah. A bunch of 180 / 3.6-3.8 types and 178-179 3.7-3.9 types. Butlers are a little more lenient, but still pretty hard to get.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby GeePee » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:49 pm

Hamiltons last year were generally 176-180, 3.6+. However, all of the 176 recipients had 3.85+. Makes me wish I scored 1 point better on the LSAT...

EDIT: Butlers were the next tier, usually 174-177, 3.4+, but the lower LSAT recips all had high GPA's, again.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby irie » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:54 pm

GeePee wrote:Hamiltons last year were generally 176-180, 3.6+. However, all of the 176 recipients had 3.85+. Makes me wish I scored 1 point better on the LSAT...

EDIT: Butlers were the next tier, usually 174-177, 3.4+, but the lower LSAT recips all had high GPA's, again.


i wish id scored one point better, then id be in the running for a butler... but then i'd be thinking how, with just one *more* point, i'd be in the running for harvard, and then, with yet one *more* point i'd be eligible for a hamilton... and so the endless cycle of "what ifs" continues... :oops:

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:55 pm

irie wrote:
GeePee wrote:Hamiltons last year were generally 176-180, 3.6+. However, all of the 176 recipients had 3.85+. Makes me wish I scored 1 point better on the LSAT...

EDIT: Butlers were the next tier, usually 174-177, 3.4+, but the lower LSAT recips all had high GPA's, again.


i wish id scored one point better, then id be in the running for a butler... but then i'd be thinking how, with just one *more* point, i'd be in the running for harvard, and then, with yet one *more* point i'd be eligible for a hamilton... and so the endless cycle of "what ifs" continues... :oops:


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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:55 pm

irie wrote:
GeePee wrote:Hamiltons last year were generally 176-180, 3.6+. However, all of the 176 recipients had 3.85+. Makes me wish I scored 1 point better on the LSAT...

EDIT: Butlers were the next tier, usually 174-177, 3.4+, but the lower LSAT recips all had high GPA's, again.


i wish id scored one point better, then id be in the running for a butler... but then i'd be thinking how, with just one *more* point, i'd be in the running for harvard, and then, with yet one *more* point i'd be eligible for a hamilton... and so the endless cycle of "what ifs" continues... :oops:


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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby driveshaft » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:49 pm

I haven't been able to find anything on the CLS website about Butlers and Hamiltons. Is that something I need to apply for separately or is everyone who applies just automatically considered? TIA.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby GeePee » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:50 pm

irie wrote:
GeePee wrote:Hamiltons last year were generally 176-180, 3.6+. However, all of the 176 recipients had 3.85+. Makes me wish I scored 1 point better on the LSAT...

EDIT: Butlers were the next tier, usually 174-177, 3.4+, but the lower LSAT recips all had high GPA's, again.


i wish id scored one point better, then id be in the running for a butler... but then i'd be thinking how, with just one *more* point, i'd be in the running for harvard, and then, with yet one *more* point i'd be eligible for a hamilton... and so the endless cycle of "what ifs" continues... :oops:

That wasn't really the point of my statement, just a rhetorical remark added onto the LSN research...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:17 pm

driveshaft wrote:I haven't been able to find anything on the CLS website about Butlers and Hamiltons. Is that something I need to apply for separately or is everyone who applies just automatically considered? TIA.

You don't apply. Everyone who is accepted is considered for them.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:19 pm

GeePee is mostly right, except that most Butlers are actually also in the 176-180 range and 3.6+ range. A lot of them were even like 179 / 4.0 or 177 / 4.0 types. I would imagine the Hamilton comes with some serious softs as well.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:19 pm

VoidSix wrote:GeePee is mostly right, except that most Butlers are actually also in the 176-180 range and 3.6+ range. A lot of them were even like 179 / 4.0 or 177 / 4.0 types. I would imagine the Hamilton comes with some serious softs as well.


is it tougher to get a hamilton than get into yale?

not that i'm expecting to be even in the ballpark, i'm just curious




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