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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby hopefullaw27 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:36 pm

Sent a loci via snail mail this past friday. Also requested a lor to be sent by lsac. Should I ask cls whether they received my loci? Also, in order for them to get my new lor they have to request a report, which they haven't done yet. Any advice on what I should do?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby hannah87 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:40 pm

hopefullaw27 wrote:Sent a loci via snail mail this past friday. Also requested a lor to be sent by lsac. Should I ask cls whether they received my loci? Also, in order for them to get my new lor they have to request a report, which they haven't done yet. Any advice on what I should do?


i snail mailed them a new LOR directly, and they confirmed receipt. it also showed up on my status-checker.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby xokel87 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:45 pm

hopefullaw27 wrote:Sent a loci via snail mail this past friday. Also requested a lor to be sent by lsac. Should I ask cls whether they received my loci? Also, in order for them to get my new lor they have to request a report, which they haven't done yet. Any advice on what I should do?


LSAC says Columbia and some other schools (like Georgetown) make requests on Mondays. I assigned my new LOR's for waitlists Friday and they showed up on my gtown status checker yesterday even though LSAC didn't indicate that they'd been sent. Today it showed it was sent on LSAC and received on my Columbia status checker.. so I'd say just be patient. If you're concerned, you can always call.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lem37 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:51 pm

TobiasFunke wrote:
Lem37 wrote:Hi guys,

Columbia 1L here. I just wanted to let you guys know that I didn't receive my merit-based financial aid until the end of March/beginning of April. I sent the Financial Aid Office my other awards on March 18th of last year, which is also when I submitted my FAFSA etc. Hang tight! They're still sending out acceptances and trying to figure out how to distribute their $$, but you've got plenty of time at this stage in the game. Don't be afraid to send them PDFs of your other awards!

Edit: also, if you haven't submitted your FAFSA/other FinAid forms yet, you won't hear about any merit money until you do so.


Thanks! When did you hear back about housing? And how bad's the first year?


I received my housing assignment on June 26th, so everyone relax for three months. :)

First year is/was rough. However, what's incredible is that Columbia has people from all walks of life (every ethnicity; mothers, husbands, people who just became legal to drink; punks, Olympic athletes, future politicians, hipsters, nerds, alcoholics). You come together in the summer and you're all in the same boat despite these differences, and you learn with eachother and from eachother. The way you view the world is completely changed. I know law students and lawyers have somewhat sketchy reputations, but I've met some of the nicest, most amazing friends at CLS, and being able to see them (both in the law school and at the myriad bars/parties we go to) makes the workload worth it. You really are in it together.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lermontov » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:54 pm

Any early decision deferrals heard back yet? They did say 'end of March' . . .

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:00 pm

Lem37 wrote:First year is/was rough. However, what's incredible is that Columbia has people from all walks of life (every ethnicity; mothers, husbands, people who just became legal to drink; punks, Olympic athletes, future politicians, hipsters, nerds, alcoholics). You come together in the summer and you're all in the same boat despite these differences, and you learn with eachother and from eachother. The way you view the world is completely changed. I know law students and lawyers have somewhat sketchy reputations, but I've met some of the nicest, most amazing friends at CLS, and being able to see them (both in the law school and at the myriad bars/parties we go to) makes the workload worth it. You really are in it together.


awww, this brings a tear to my eye. :wink:

But seriously, it's good to know there is a strong sense of community at CLS even though has big classes & an urban campus.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:53 pm

blue5385 wrote:
Lem37 wrote:First year is/was rough. However, what's incredible is that Columbia has people from all walks of life (every ethnicity; mothers, husbands, people who just became legal to drink; punks, Olympic athletes, future politicians, hipsters, nerds, alcoholics). You come together in the summer and you're all in the same boat despite these differences, and you learn with eachother and from eachother. The way you view the world is completely changed. I know law students and lawyers have somewhat sketchy reputations, but I've met some of the nicest, most amazing friends at CLS, and being able to see them (both in the law school and at the myriad bars/parties we go to) makes the workload worth it. You really are in it together.


awww, this brings a tear to my eye. :wink:

Hah. With no offense meant, this kind of statement was the only thing that bothered me about NYU; another admitted student summed it up well when she said that if she had to hear one more time about how NYU students are nice and help each other out, she was going to puke. So I'm actually relieved to see that Columbia is just as bad.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby IAFG » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:54 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
Lem37 wrote:First year is/was rough. However, what's incredible is that Columbia has people from all walks of life (every ethnicity; mothers, husbands, people who just became legal to drink; punks, Olympic athletes, future politicians, hipsters, nerds, alcoholics). You come together in the summer and you're all in the same boat despite these differences, and you learn with eachother and from eachother. The way you view the world is completely changed. I know law students and lawyers have somewhat sketchy reputations, but I've met some of the nicest, most amazing friends at CLS, and being able to see them (both in the law school and at the myriad bars/parties we go to) makes the workload worth it. You really are in it together.


awww, this brings a tear to my eye. :wink:

Hah. With no offense meant, this kind of statement was the only thing that bothered me about NYU; another admitted student summed it up well when she said that if she had to hear one more time about how NYU students are nice and help each other out, she was going to puke. So I'm actually relieved to see that Columbia is just as bad.


everyone from every school says this stuff. got the same thing at GULC, NU, UChi, etc

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lem37 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:39 pm

IAFG wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
Lem37 wrote:First year is/was rough. However, what's incredible is that Columbia has people from all walks of life (every ethnicity; mothers, husbands, people who just became legal to drink; punks, Olympic athletes, future politicians, hipsters, nerds, alcoholics). You come together in the summer and you're all in the same boat despite these differences, and you learn with eachother and from eachother. The way you view the world is completely changed. I know law students and lawyers have somewhat sketchy reputations, but I've met some of the nicest, most amazing friends at CLS, and being able to see them (both in the law school and at the myriad bars/parties we go to) makes the workload worth it. You really are in it together.


awww, this brings a tear to my eye. :wink:

Hah. With no offense meant, this kind of statement was the only thing that bothered me about NYU; another admitted student summed it up well when she said that if she had to hear one more time about how NYU students are nice and help each other out, she was going to puke. So I'm actually relieved to see that Columbia is just as bad.


everyone from every school says this stuff. got the same thing at GULC, NU, UChi, etc


I think it's because when you go through something like your first year of law school, you're basically going to war. I really cannot emphasize how crazy your first year at law school is. I did practically NOTHING as an undergrad compared to the hours of work I put in each day at law school (on top of 4-5 hours of classes). A sense of comradery is inevitable! And your friends are definitely going to help you get through those days when you have class from 8 AM to 8 PM, or have a professor who goes nuts with the Socratic method, or have 3 job interviews between classes. And to be fair, I was just asked how the first year has been. ;)

Regardless, I think Columbia students may get somewhat of a reputation for being gunners and geeks (while NYU gets the laid back, hipster reputation) when there's basically the same mix of people at each. NYU touts their PI focus, and almost all of my friends are going into PI this summer (with Columbia's guaranteed summer stipend). In the end, it'll come down to your preferences for little things - a professor at ASW you liked, or the campus, or the classrooms.
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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Unemployed » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:47 pm

Lem37 wrote:I received my housing assignment on June 26th, so everyone relax for three months. :)

First year is/was rough. However, what's incredible is that Columbia has people from all walks of life (every ethnicity; mothers, husbands, people who just became legal to drink; punks, Olympic athletes, future politicians, hipsters, nerds, alcoholics). You come together in the summer and you're all in the same boat despite these differences, and you learn with eachother and from eachother. The way you view the world is completely changed. I know law students and lawyers have somewhat sketchy reputations, but I've met some of the nicest, most amazing friends at CLS, and being able to see them (both in the law school and at the myriad bars/parties we go to) makes the workload worth it. You really are in it together.


I hate to be a sketchy counterexample, but I often see you in JG and I have to fight the urge to come out and say (in front of others) "hi I am unemployed from top-law-schools.com."

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lem37 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:50 pm

Unemployed wrote:
Lem37 wrote:I received my housing assignment on June 26th, so everyone relax for three months. :)

First year is/was rough. However, what's incredible is that Columbia has people from all walks of life (every ethnicity; mothers, husbands, people who just became legal to drink; punks, Olympic athletes, future politicians, hipsters, nerds, alcoholics). You come together in the summer and you're all in the same boat despite these differences, and you learn with eachother and from eachother. The way you view the world is completely changed. I know law students and lawyers have somewhat sketchy reputations, but I've met some of the nicest, most amazing friends at CLS, and being able to see them (both in the law school and at the myriad bars/parties we go to) makes the workload worth it. You really are in it together.


I hate to be a sketchy counterexample, but I often see you in JG and I have to fight the urge to come out and say (in front of others) "hi I am unemployed from top-law-schools.com."


You'd be surprised by how many people did that in the beginning of the school year. I swear I don't bite! Much.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby AngryAvocado » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:17 pm

Checking in as deferred EDer. Still no word here, either.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby gmail » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:31 pm

Deferred ED-r here as well. Also the thread-starter! I emailed them last week and apparently I am under review and will know by the end of March. At this point I figure my chances are 70/15/10/5, reserve/rejected/held/accepted.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Emma. » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:35 pm

Held today. :|

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby IAFG » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:37 pm

emrose wrote:Held today. :|

is it bad that i feel better sharing an admission decision with you?

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Emma. » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:39 pm

IAFG wrote:
emrose wrote:Held today. :|

is it bad that i feel better sharing an admission decision with you?


:mrgreen:

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby hopefullaw27 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:23 pm

deferred EDer...after grade request..sent in LOCI and another LOR last week..hoping for the best

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby blue5385 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:30 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
Lem37 wrote:First year is/was rough. However, what's incredible is that Columbia has people from all walks of life (every ethnicity; mothers, husbands, people who just became legal to drink; punks, Olympic athletes, future politicians, hipsters, nerds, alcoholics). You come together in the summer and you're all in the same boat despite these differences, and you learn with eachother and from eachother. The way you view the world is completely changed. I know law students and lawyers have somewhat sketchy reputations, but I've met some of the nicest, most amazing friends at CLS, and being able to see them (both in the law school and at the myriad bars/parties we go to) makes the workload worth it. You really are in it together.


awww, this brings a tear to my eye. :wink:

Hah. With no offense meant, this kind of statement was the only thing that bothered me about NYU; another admitted student summed it up well when she said that if she had to hear one more time about how NYU students are nice and help each other out, she was going to puke. So I'm actually relieved to see that Columbia is just as bad.


I can see how it gets to be over the top/too rehearsed when you're hearing statements like this from multiple students at a school's ASW, but I find it a little reassuring considering what I have been hearing about the cutthroat atmosphere at my two top choices (CLS & Chicago). While I'm willing to put a lot of hard work into school, I'm not a super-competitive or cutthroat person, so hearing these schools characterized in this way was starting to scare me. I'm glad that there's at least one person willing to say things like this about CLS outside of the slightly forced setting of an ASW.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Lem37 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:41 pm

blue5385 wrote:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
Lem37 wrote:First year is/was rough. However, what's incredible is that Columbia has people from all walks of life (every ethnicity; mothers, husbands, people who just became legal to drink; punks, Olympic athletes, future politicians, hipsters, nerds, alcoholics). You come together in the summer and you're all in the same boat despite these differences, and you learn with eachother and from eachother. The way you view the world is completely changed. I know law students and lawyers have somewhat sketchy reputations, but I've met some of the nicest, most amazing friends at CLS, and being able to see them (both in the law school and at the myriad bars/parties we go to) makes the workload worth it. You really are in it together.


awww, this brings a tear to my eye. :wink:

Hah. With no offense meant, this kind of statement was the only thing that bothered me about NYU; another admitted student summed it up well when she said that if she had to hear one more time about how NYU students are nice and help each other out, she was going to puke. So I'm actually relieved to see that Columbia is just as bad.


I can see how it gets to be over the top/too rehearsed when you're hearing statements like this from multiple students at a school's ASW, but I find it a little reassuring considering what I have been hearing about the cutthroat atmosphere at my two top choices (CLS & Chicago). While I'm willing to put a lot of hard work into school, I'm not a super-competitive or cutthroat person, so hearing these schools characterized in this way was starting to scare me. I'm glad that there's at least one person willing to say things like this about CLS outside of the slightly forced setting of an ASW.


I was really worried about CLS being cutthroat when I first came there. There are actually very few gunners, and the rest of us can easily spot who they are and recognize that they're wasting class time and trying to self-promote. And then we mock them, openly.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby Olive » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:50 pm

emrose wrote:Held today. :|


:(

(Hogwarts + chocolate frogs for free are better than CLS anyway <3)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby CG614 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:20 am

Lem37 wrote:I was really worried about CLS being cutthroat when I first came there. There are actually very few gunners, and the rest of us can easily spot who they are and recognize that they're wasting class time and trying to self-promote. And then we mock them, openly.


Awesome! Mocking gunners is my specialty! Went to the Columbia event in DC last night. It was well put together. I got to meet some alumni and everyone had good things to say about the school. I have been really impressed with Columbia of late.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby LDC » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:03 pm

are holds/deferrals via email, or is everything snail-mail? my goodness, it's been a long time since i went complete... (12/10)

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby jsbr1114 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:05 pm

LDC wrote:are holds/deferrals via email, or is everything snail-mail? my goodness, it's been a long time since i went complete... (12/10)


Everything is via snail mail unless you're abroad. Then you might have a pdf emailed to you.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby jl2032 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:05 pm

LDC wrote:are holds/deferrals via email, or is everything snail-mail? my goodness, it's been a long time since i went complete... (12/10)


Everything is snail-mail.

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Re: Columbia 2010

Postby manwitaplan » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:08 pm

Is it ok to e-mail Columbia to ask for status update on an application, or would you steer against it and just set back and wait?




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