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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby unknownscholar » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:59 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:Complete 12/2 and still waiting. Anyone else?


Not sure how their process of decisions go, but I got my ding yesterday. So hopefully you weren't in my batch if there was a batch. I was complete a day later than you. Good Luck! :-)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby mospina » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:36 am

unknownscholar wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:Complete 12/2 and still waiting. Anyone else?


Not sure how their process of decisions go, but I got my ding yesterday. So hopefully you weren't in my batch if there was a batch. I was complete a day later than you. Good Luck! :-)



I'm sorry to hear that, did you hear through e-mail or regular mail?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby unknownscholar » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:19 am

mospina wrote:
unknownscholar wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:Complete 12/2 and still waiting. Anyone else?


Not sure how their process of decisions go, but I got my ding yesterday. So hopefully you weren't in my batch if there was a batch. I was complete a day later than you. Good Luck! :-)



I'm sorry to hear that, did you hear through e-mail or regular mail?


regular mail.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:45 am

unknownscholar wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:Complete 12/2 and still waiting. Anyone else?


Not sure how their process of decisions go, but I got my ding yesterday. So hopefully you weren't in my batch if there was a batch. I was complete a day later than you. Good Luck! :-)


Thanks for the info. I shall look forward to my very own rejection letter in tomorrow's mail. A waitlist would be nice....

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby fidesverita » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:29 am

Complete back in Nov and still nothing!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:56 pm

Ugh. Complete 1/11, hoping for some CLS love this week. Even though some Jan completes have already heard back, the backlog of Oct/Nov/Dec folks has me feeling not-so-confident.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby cavortingbeastie » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:40 pm

I hope we hear something next week...

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:08 pm

Have any of you gotten in after being held for further review? Did you write a LOCI?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby cflames7 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:08 pm

In at Columbia! (via email)

Date of the attached PDF letter is March 1st.

With a 75K scholly offer from Chicago, this is really going to make decisions hard. Any thoughts on Chicago with $ vs Columbia?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Kronk » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:10 pm

cflames7 wrote:In at Columbia! (via email)

Date of the attached PDF letter is March 1st.

With a 75K scholly offer from Chicago, this is really going to make decisions hard. Any thoughts on Chicago with $ vs Columbia?


They are essentially peer schools. Columbia places slightly better into BigLaw (but not significantly). Chicago places better into clerkships (significantly). About the same in academia, at this point, though Chicago has historically been better. Columbia has a better LRAP for PI.

Definitely Chicago unless you have an attachment to CLS for some reason.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:14 pm

cflames7 wrote:In at Columbia! (via email)

Date of the attached PDF letter is March 1st.

With a 75K scholly offer from Chicago, this is really going to make decisions hard. Any thoughts on Chicago with $ vs Columbia?

Your goalie didn't look so hot against the U.S. on Friday huh?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BenJ » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:22 pm

Kronk wrote:
cflames7 wrote:In at Columbia! (via email)

Date of the attached PDF letter is March 1st.

With a 75K scholly offer from Chicago, this is really going to make decisions hard. Any thoughts on Chicago with $ vs Columbia?


They are essentially peer schools. Columbia places slightly better into BigLaw (but not significantly). Chicago places better into clerkships (significantly). About the same in academia, at this point, though Chicago has historically been better. Columbia has a better LRAP for PI.

Definitely Chicago unless you have an attachment to CLS for some reason.


However, if you submit the Columbia financial aid application, CLS may well be willing to match the Chicago offer. Worth a try if you prefer Columbia without money in consideration.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby cflames7 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:25 pm

crackberry wrote:
cflames7 wrote:In at Columbia! (via email)

Date of the attached PDF letter is March 1st.

With a 75K scholly offer from Chicago, this is really going to make decisions hard. Any thoughts on Chicago with $ vs Columbia?

Your goalie didn't look so hot against the U.S. on Friday huh?


We won gold, YEAH BABY!

I found out about it by hitting refresh every 2 mins in OT from the olympic website while waiting for a flight in Bangkok. The game wasn't on TV there if you can believe it!

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:28 pm

cflames7 wrote:
crackberry wrote:Your goalie didn't look so hot against the U.S. on Friday huh?


We won gold, YEAH BABY!

I found out about it by hitting refresh every 2 mins in OT from the olympic website while waiting for a flight in Bangkok. The game wasn't on TV there if you can believe it!

Well yes, Canada won gold (incredible game), but I was referring to the Flames' goalie, Miikka Kiprusoff, who put on an epic display in the USA-Finland semifinal game.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby cflames7 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:31 pm

crackberry wrote:
cflames7 wrote:
crackberry wrote:Your goalie didn't look so hot against the U.S. on Friday huh?


We won gold, YEAH BABY!

I found out about it by hitting refresh every 2 mins in OT from the olympic website while waiting for a flight in Bangkok. The game wasn't on TV there if you can believe it!

Well yes, Canada won gold (incredible game), but I was referring to the Flames' goalie, Miikka Kiprusoff, who put on an epic display in the USA-Finland semifinal game.


As a proud, patriotic Canadian I was completely detached from Kiprusoff during the olympics. I was hoping he got lit up in the relegation round and could rest for the rest of the olympics... make him hungrier when he gets back to playing for the Flames.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:34 pm

cflames7 wrote:As a proud, patriotic Canadian I was completely detached from Kiprusoff during the olympics. I was hoping he got lit up in the relegation round and could rest for the rest of the olympics... make him hungrier when he gets back to playing for the Flames.

Well, he whined before the Olympics, saying he wouldn't play for Finland unless he was named the starter. The Finns gave in to his demands and Kiprusoff proceeded to give up 4 goals in the first 7 shots of the semifinal game against the Americans. He then pulled himself. Finland did win the bronze, however.

Also, Sidney Crosby definitely got laid last night.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby cflames7 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:35 pm

BenJ wrote:
Kronk wrote:
cflames7 wrote:In at Columbia! (via email)

Date of the attached PDF letter is March 1st.

With a 75K scholly offer from Chicago, this is really going to make decisions hard. Any thoughts on Chicago with $ vs Columbia?


They are essentially peer schools. Columbia places slightly better into BigLaw (but not significantly). Chicago places better into clerkships (significantly). About the same in academia, at this point, though Chicago has historically been better. Columbia has a better LRAP for PI.

Definitely Chicago unless you have an attachment to CLS for some reason.


However, if you submit the Columbia financial aid application, CLS may well be willing to match the Chicago offer. Worth a try if you prefer Columbia without money in consideration.


I submitted my NeedAccess application a few weeks ago (before my admissions offer). When will I be offered merit aid from Columbia, if at all?

I submitted my application to Columbia in October, so to only recieve an admission offer now makes it seem like I was a border-line candidate, rather than an auto-admit. Does CLS give merit aid to borderline admits?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby swc65 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:44 pm

cflames7 wrote:
BenJ wrote:
Kronk wrote:
cflames7 wrote:In at Columbia! (via email)

Date of the attached PDF letter is March 1st.

With a 75K scholly offer from Chicago, this is really going to make decisions hard. Any thoughts on Chicago with $ vs Columbia?


They are essentially peer schools. Columbia places slightly better into BigLaw (but not significantly). Chicago places better into clerkships (significantly). About the same in academia, at this point, though Chicago has historically been better. Columbia has a better LRAP for PI.

Definitely Chicago unless you have an attachment to CLS for some reason.


However, if you submit the Columbia financial aid application, CLS may well be willing to match the Chicago offer. Worth a try if you prefer Columbia without money in consideration.


I submitted my NeedAccess application a few weeks ago (before my admissions offer). When will I be offered merit aid from Columbia, if at all?

I submitted my application to Columbia in October, so to only recieve an admission offer now makes it seem like I was a border-line candidate, rather than an auto-admit. Does CLS give merit aid to borderline admits?


I was under the impression that need-access was for, well, need-based aid.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby starr126 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:26 pm

after two months, i finally FINALLY got the complete email.

it's these small victories that keep me semi-sane.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Dignan » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:58 pm

swc65 wrote:I was under the impression that need-access was for, well, need-based aid.

I'm not sure about this, but I recall reading that CLS's "need-based aid" is not purely need based. IIRC, Columbia appears to take merit-based attributes (like LSAT scores) into account when doling out aid in March and April. That's what a few people claimed last cycle. If anyone can confirm this, please weigh in.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby tar2009 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:04 pm

so is it generally accepted that if youre accepted you get an email and if your rejected its snail mail? What about wait list?

My decision was mailed to me, but it was sent back because they had the wrong address. They resent it today, but they wouldn't tell me what it said. Any ideas? Thanks

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby cflames7 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:06 pm

tar2009 wrote:so is it generally accepted that if youre accepted you get an email and if your rejected its snail mail? What about wait list?

My decision was mailed to me, but it was sent back because they had the wrong address. They resent it today, but they wouldn't tell me what it said. Any ideas? Thanks


I remember reading that people were getting decisions via snail mail (admit and reject). Maybe I got my decision via email because I am an international student?

I don't really know, just pontificating

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby swc65 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:32 pm

Dignan wrote:
swc65 wrote:I was under the impression that need-access was for, well, need-based aid.

I'm not sure about this, but I recall reading that CLS's "need-based aid" is not purely need based. IIRC, Columbia appears to take merit-based attributes (like LSAT scores) into account when doling out aid in March and April. That's what a few people claimed last cycle. If anyone can confirm this, please weigh in.


I have read the same thing on this TLS from time to time.

From CLS site "Columbia Law School awards grant assistance primarily on the basis of demonstrated financial need. However, there are a number of fellowships not based on financial need that are awarded by the Admissions Office at the time an applicant is admitted to the Law School. There is no separate application for these fellowships."


They wrote "primarily" on need-based aid so they seem to have left themselves a little wiggle room for considering merit.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby groundkontrol » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:33 pm

tar2009 wrote:so is it generally accepted that if youre accepted you get an email and if your rejected its snail mail? What about wait list?

My decision was mailed to me, but it was sent back because they had the wrong address. They resent it today, but they wouldn't tell me what it said. Any ideas? Thanks


I was accepted via snail mail.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby foxyeconomist » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:36 pm

cflames7 wrote:
tar2009 wrote:so is it generally accepted that if youre accepted you get an email and if your rejected its snail mail? What about wait list?

My decision was mailed to me, but it was sent back because they had the wrong address. They resent it today, but they wouldn't tell me what it said. Any ideas? Thanks


I remember reading that people were getting decisions via snail mail (admit and reject). Maybe I got my decision via email because I am an international student?

I don't really know, just pontificating


The status checker page says all decisions are mailed. I assume that means snail mail, because it'd be silly to pay for all the paper and postage to reject people, and not spend any money on the ones they want.




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