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summerschooled
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby summerschooled » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:13 pm

Have any of the people who got fall grade requests heard back yet?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lsathalon » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:17 pm

summerschooled wrote:Have any of the people who got fall grade requests heard back yet?


Yep--grade request on January 20, acceptance in the mail on January 28

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby summerschooled » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:19 pm

lsathalon wrote:
summerschooled wrote:Have any of the people who got fall grade requests heard back yet?


Yep--grade request on January 20, acceptance in the mail on January 28

Thanks, and congratulations! I'm still waiting after a December grade request, but I've been expecting a rejection.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ljmrc3344 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:26 pm

booboo wrote:
ljmrc3344 wrote:
booboo wrote:
ljmrc3344 wrote:For those who are sending additional LORs: are you having the professor send them directly to Columbia or to LSAC, first? I asked Columbia and they said sending it directly in a sealed envelope was alright, but maybe if it had the signed LSAC form it would look more legitimate.


If you can get the professor to fax the form to LSAC, it will be handled quite quickly. You can then send it out to Columbia with minimal delay.


I was under the impression that LORs can only be sent to LSAC in a sealed envelope (I could not find any instructions for faxing on the website and they are closed for President's Day, so no calls until tomorrow.). Or am I mistaken?


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Good luck!


Dank u wel, meneer.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby booboo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:27 pm

ljmrc3344 wrote:
booboo wrote:
ljmrc3344 wrote:
booboo wrote:
If you can get the professor to fax the form to LSAC, it will be handled quite quickly. You can then send it out to Columbia with minimal delay.


I was under the impression that LORs can only be sent to LSAC in a sealed envelope (I could not find any instructions for faxing on the website and they are closed for President's Day, so no calls until tomorrow.). Or am I mistaken?


viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26020

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=50622

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25251

Good luck!


Dank u wel, meneer.


What did you say about my mother?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby lz06 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:33 pm

blue5385 wrote:I don't think there is any eventuality, with those stats you'll probably get in as soon as they process your LOCI. During last year's cycle the last Hamilton was apparently given on 2/10 with no mention of a hold. Someone reported getting 75k on 2/18 last year, they didn't explicitly say if it was a named scholarship though.


Do you really think they'll look at any holds before April? I was under the impression that since the deadling to submit stuff was March 31, they wouldn't be reviewing anymore holds before then.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby booboo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:34 pm

lz06 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:I don't think there is any eventuality, with those stats you'll probably get in as soon as they process your LOCI. During last year's cycle the last Hamilton was apparently given on 2/10 with no mention of a hold. Someone reported getting 75k on 2/18 last year, they didn't explicitly say if it was a named scholarship though.


Do you really think they'll look at any holds before April? I was under the impression that since the deadling to submit stuff was March 31, they wouldn't be reviewing anymore holds before then.


They will. There are too many candidates with excellent numbers (ITT at least) to ignore all of them until April.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby ljmrc3344 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:47 pm

ljmrc3344 wrote:
booboo wrote:
Dank u wel, meneer.


What did you say about my mother?


That she is ever so lovely.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:56 pm

booboo wrote:
lz06 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:I don't think there is any eventuality, with those stats you'll probably get in as soon as they process your LOCI. During last year's cycle the last Hamilton was apparently given on 2/10 with no mention of a hold. Someone reported getting 75k on 2/18 last year, they didn't explicitly say if it was a named scholarship though.


Do you really think they'll look at any holds before April? I was under the impression that since the deadling to submit stuff was March 31, they wouldn't be reviewing anymore holds before then.


They will. There are too many candidates with excellent numbers (ITT at least) to ignore all of them until April.


Yeah, I doubt they would want to take the chance of someone with auto-admit numbers who really wants to go to CLS, like this carter guy or Bai, thinking they are going to be rejected at CLS because they didn't hear back before April and depositing at HYS.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby jsarna1 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:37 pm

blue5385 wrote:
booboo wrote:
lz06 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:I don't think there is any eventuality, with those stats you'll probably get in as soon as they process your LOCI. During last year's cycle the last Hamilton was apparently given on 2/10 with no mention of a hold. Someone reported getting 75k on 2/18 last year, they didn't explicitly say if it was a named scholarship though.


Do you really think they'll look at any holds before April? I was under the impression that since the deadling to submit stuff was March 31, they wouldn't be reviewing anymore holds before then.


They will. There are too many candidates with excellent numbers (ITT at least) to ignore all of them until April.


Yeah, I doubt they would want to take the chance of someone with auto-admit numbers who really wants to go to CLS, like this carter guy or Bai, thinking they are going to be rejected at CLS because they didn't hear back before April and depositing at HYS.


They also said in the letter that those held are "under active consideration." They are probably set aside in a pile and weighed with the ones still coming in. People with phenomenal numbers will be accepted, people like me with coin flip numbers may or may not get in.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby bloodonthetracks » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:48 pm

jsarna1 wrote:They also said in the letter that those held are "under active consideration." They are probably set aside in a pile and weighed with the ones still coming in. People with phenomenal numbers will be accepted, people like me with coin flip numbers may or may not get in.


don't be so sure that CLS is going strictly by the numbers. case in point: me.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:54 pm

Haven't been following this thread much. Has anyone with a relatively low index been accepted RD yet? I'm curious if my chance at a miracle is closer to 0% or, say, 20-25%.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:55 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:Haven't been following this thread much. Has anyone with a relatively low index been accepted RD yet? I'm curious if my chance at a miracle is closer to 0% or, say, 20-25%.


Someone mentioned being accepted with a 4.2 index earlier ITT. I don't remember who exactly though, sorry.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:58 pm

blue5385 wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:Haven't been following this thread much. Has anyone with a relatively low index been accepted RD yet? I'm curious if my chance at a miracle is closer to 0% or, say, 20-25%.


Someone mentioned being accepted with a 4.2 index earlier ITT. I don't remember who exactly though, sorry.


Thanks for the response. Hoping for some resolution soon-ish. A WL from Columbia would have to be considered a win at this point. But I'd almost rather be put down sooner.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:18 pm

Am in New York for the week so I went to today's "Monday at Columbia." Really quite impressed. From outside pictures I expected the law school to be a concrete 70s nightmare. However the recent renovations are fantastic, really an incredible and seemingly comfortable facility. Very nice brunch with administrators and current students; though some of the other admitted students seemed pretty unimpressive.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby nixxers » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:20 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:Am in New York for the week so I went to today's "Monday at Columbia." Really quite impressed. From outside pictures I expected the law school to be a concrete 70s nightmare. However the recent renovations are fantastic, really an incredible and seemingly comfortable facility. Very nice brunch with administrators and current students; though some of the other admitted students seemed pretty unimpressive.


:-/

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:22 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:Am in New York for the week so I went to today's "Monday at Columbia." Really quite impressed. From outside pictures I expected the law school to be a concrete 70s nightmare. However the recent renovations are fantastic, really an incredible and seemingly comfortable facility. Very nice brunch with administrators and current students; though some of the other admitted students seemed pretty unimpressive.


Oh yeah? What were you judging on, clothing brands and discussion topics?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby booboo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:24 pm

Kronk wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:Am in New York for the week so I went to today's "Monday at Columbia." Really quite impressed. From outside pictures I expected the law school to be a concrete 70s nightmare. However the recent renovations are fantastic, really an incredible and seemingly comfortable facility. Very nice brunch with administrators and current students; though some of the other admitted students seemed pretty unimpressive.


Oh yeah? What were you judging on, clothing brands and discussion topics?


How is this not obvious?

Attractiveness, of course.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Core » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:25 pm

booboo wrote:
Kronk wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:Am in New York for the week so I went to today's "Monday at Columbia." Really quite impressed. From outside pictures I expected the law school to be a concrete 70s nightmare. However the recent renovations are fantastic, really an incredible and seemingly comfortable facility. Very nice brunch with administrators and current students; though some of the other admitted students seemed pretty unimpressive.


Oh yeah? What were you judging on, clothing brands and discussion topics?


How is this not obvious?

Attractiveness, of course.

Seriously.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby bloodonthetracks » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:26 pm

booboo wrote:
Kronk wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:Am in New York for the week so I went to today's "Monday at Columbia." Really quite impressed. From outside pictures I expected the law school to be a concrete 70s nightmare. However the recent renovations are fantastic, really an incredible and seemingly comfortable facility. Very nice brunch with administrators and current students; though some of the other admitted students seemed pretty unimpressive.


Oh yeah? What were you judging on, clothing brands and discussion topics?


How is this not obvious?

Attractiveness, of course.


say it ain't so

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kretzy » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:29 pm

Kronk wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:Am in New York for the week so I went to today's "Monday at Columbia." Really quite impressed. From outside pictures I expected the law school to be a concrete 70s nightmare. However the recent renovations are fantastic, really an incredible and seemingly comfortable facility. Very nice brunch with administrators and current students; though some of the other admitted students seemed pretty unimpressive.


Oh yeah? What were you judging on, clothing brands and discussion topics?


Yeah, I'd like to know these criteria as well, to know if this is asshattery, general doucheyness, or somewhat legitimate.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:54 pm

Kretzy wrote:
Kronk wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:Am in New York for the week so I went to today's "Monday at Columbia." Really quite impressed. From outside pictures I expected the law school to be a concrete 70s nightmare. However the recent renovations are fantastic, really an incredible and seemingly comfortable facility. Very nice brunch with administrators and current students; though some of the other admitted students seemed pretty unimpressive.


Oh yeah? What were you judging on, clothing brands and discussion topics?


Yeah, I'd like to know these criteria as well, to know if this is asshattery, general doucheyness, or somewhat legitimate.

To tell the truth I didn't get a chance to speak with that many other admits. I was in a small tour group and sat at a table with three other admits and a few administrators and professors. The one thing that stands out the most was the kid who used the word "douchebag" when speaking to the dean of admissions. I don't know really what in particular struck me about the other admits I met, no real general trend besides a general 'nothing specialness.' I liked the school a lot though. I think I just got a kinda bad group. The table of stanford and yale kids (who all seemed to know each other) next to mine seemed better. I think I'll end up at CLS so I don't think I'm being a pretentious ass or anything; I mean I spent the whole time there wearing some pretty heavy rose tinted glasses so its not like I was trying to find something to complain about. Still, I couldn't help thinking of my friends at YLS talking about how impressed they were by the brilliance of the admits they met during their admitted students weekend. I had a great time overall and was impressed by lots of things. I just was somewhat disappointed in the other admits I met.
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby booboo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:59 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
Kronk wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:Am in New York for the week so I went to today's "Monday at Columbia." Really quite impressed. From outside pictures I expected the law school to be a concrete 70s nightmare. However the recent renovations are fantastic, really an incredible and seemingly comfortable facility. Very nice brunch with administrators and current students; though some of the other admitted students seemed pretty unimpressive.


Oh yeah? What were you judging on, clothing brands and discussion topics?


Yeah, I'd like to know these criteria as well, to know if this is asshattery, general doucheyness, or somewhat legitimate.

To tell the truth I didn't get a chance to speak with that many other admits. I was in a small tour group and sat at a table with three other admits and a few administrators and professors. The one thing that stands out the most was the kid who used the word "douchebag" when speaking to the dean of admissions. I don't know really what in particular struck me about the other admits I met, no real general trend besides a general 'nothing specialness.' I liked the school a lot though. I think I just got a kinda bad group. The table of yale kids next to mine seemed better.


This was both funny and credited.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby bloodonthetracks » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:10 pm

booboo wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:
To tell the truth I didn't get a chance to speak with that many other admits. I was in a small tour group and sat at a table with three other admits and a few administrators and professors. The one thing that stands out the most was the kid who used the word "douchebag" when speaking to the dean of admissions. I don't know really what in particular struck me about the other admits I met, no real general trend besides a general 'nothing specialness.' I liked the school a lot though. I think I just got a kinda bad group. The table of yale kids next to mine seemed better.


This was both funny and credited.


yet it leaves the central question unanswered

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby superserial » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:19 pm

I think some of the admitted students were overwhelmed at the afternoon reception, since the 0L to 1L ratio was like 1:5. I guess we like our free wine.




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