IN AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!

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Postby Nom Sawyer » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:22 pm

tomhobbes wrote:Just in today, with a Hamilton. It really cheered me up about the overall strength of my application, since the last thing I heard from any law school was the pseudo-hold email from Michigan.

Does anyone know how many Hamiltons and Butlers they offer per year?


Congrats TomHobbes! Do you think you'll go with the Hamilton over H?

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Postby tomhobbes » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:27 pm

SolarWind wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:Just in today, with a Hamilton. It really cheered me up about the overall strength of my application, since the last thing I heard from any law school was the pseudo-hold email from Michigan.

Does anyone know how many Hamiltons and Butlers they offer per year?


Congrats TomHobbes! Do you think you'll go with the Hamilton over H?


Thanks! I dunno, it's a tough choice. Honestly, before today, I would've said no. But things feel different after you open that letter and see them talk about how much money they're willing to give you. My best friend is going to end up at either Columbia or NYU (he's been accepted to NYU already) and it might be kind of fun to be in the same area as him.

Hopefully I'll just get accepted to Yale and be able to dodge this decision. Time to apply.

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Re: IN AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!

Postby Kiersten1985 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:31 pm

parker09 wrote:+1, from the current lone 169 (according to the LSN graph)...


I'm so living vicariously through you :|

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Postby CardinalRules » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:14 am

tomhobbes wrote:
Thanks! I dunno, it's a tough choice. Honestly, before today, I would've said no. But things feel different after you open that letter and see them talk about how much money they're willing to give you.



I felt the same way after opening the letter on Monday. For the rest of that day, I seriously thought about the offer. Then I woke up on Tuesday and thought "no way." It'll be interesting to see how your thought process unfolds.

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Postby of Benito Cereno » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:01 am

managamy wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:
Thanks! I dunno, it's a tough choice. Honestly, before today, I would've said no. But things feel different after you open that letter and see them talk about how much money they're willing to give you.



I felt the same way after opening the letter on Monday. For the rest of that day, I seriously thought about the offer. Then I woke up on Tuesday and thought "no way." It'll be interesting to see how your thought process unfolds.

What changed Tuesday? If you were thinking of YLS I'd understand.

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Postby CardinalRules » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:10 am

of Benito Cereno wrote:
managamy wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:
Thanks! I dunno, it's a tough choice. Honestly, before today, I would've said no. But things feel different after you open that letter and see them talk about how much money they're willing to give you.



I felt the same way after opening the letter on Monday. For the rest of that day, I seriously thought about the offer. Then I woke up on Tuesday and thought "no way." It'll be interesting to see how your thought process unfolds.

What changed Tuesday? If you were thinking of YLS I'd understand.


I got over the thrill of a top-5 law school thinking that I was worth $150,000 and remembered that I should go to the program that best suits my long-term professional and personal goals. Financial aid isn't a crucial issue for me; I'd far rather set myself up properly for the type of life that I want to lead.

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Postby babaghanouj » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:02 pm

So happy to be joining this thread! :D

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Postby nutella » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:05 pm

Big fancy binder in the mail today. It's a lot prettier than the acceptance letter folder.

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Postby Dtackpat75 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:07 pm

babaghanouj wrote:So happy to be joining this thread! :D



Congrats baba. All the stressful waiting was worth it.

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Postby babaghanouj » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:11 pm

Dtackpat75 wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:So happy to be joining this thread! :D



Congrats baba. All the stressful waiting was worth it.

Thanks! Yes, it was. :D
Those early September apps seem so far away now.

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Postby Kretzy » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:16 pm

nutella wrote:Big fancy binder in the mail today. It's a lot prettier than the acceptance letter folder.


We get a binder too? Awesome. I'm addicted to law school swag.

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Re: IN AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!

Postby mochafury » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:45 pm

Kretzy wrote:
nutella wrote:Big fancy binder in the mail today. It's a lot prettier than the acceptance letter folder.


We get a binder too? Awesome. I'm addicted to law school swag.


+180. I already read the entire Admitted Student Handbook. I'm in the middle of preparing the first draft of my outline and soliciting interest in a study group...

/gun.

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Re: IN AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!

Postby lsathalon » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:37 pm

I'm thrilled to join this thread!! Just heard today!

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Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:58 pm

does anyone know if is it possible to get a butler (or hamilton, i guess, but seems much less likely) later on in the cycle if enough people turn them down?

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Postby owhlcn » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:59 pm

oh hey everyone :D

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Postby Veritas2010 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:03 pm

When did you guys go complete/under review ...

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Postby mochafury » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:09 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:does anyone know if is it possible to get a butler (or hamilton, i guess, but seems much less likely) later on in the cycle if enough people turn them down?


+1, although I seriously doubt it. It wouldn't seem to be a good bargaining decision in most circumstances. In the crudest terms, Hamiltons and Butlers are enticements for students that can do better than CLS at sticker. If they didn't see you (or me) that way before, why would they now? The exception of course would be that almost all of their Hamiltons turn them down for HYS AND you're among the best remaining admits AND they're not feeling a financial pinch.

owhlcn wrote:oh hey everyone :D


Sup? Congratulations on CLS (and H).

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Re: IN AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!

Postby iminlstrick » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:12 pm

Peeks in, opens door, runs inside and flails arms around excitedly. YAY I'm in here as well!!!

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Postby owhlcn » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:14 pm

mochafury wrote:
owhlcn wrote:oh hey everyone :D


Sup? Congratulations on CLS (and H).


hey thanks. C your top choice?

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Re: IN AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!

Postby wackadoodle » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:34 pm

when can we expect to hear about any non hamilton/butler money? how generous is CLS w/ other merit money- and do splitters ever have a shot?

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Postby tomhobbes » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:32 pm

If anyone's interested, I did a pretty quick analysis of LSN to see how many Hamiltons and Butlers went out every year.

2010 cycle: 14 Hamiltons 8 Butlers
2009 cycle: 14 Hamiltons 17 Butlers
2008 cycle: 12 Hamiltons 17 Butlers
2007 cycle: 24 Hamiltons 4 Butlers
2006 cycle: 11 Hamiltons 8 Butlers

Based on this, you could tentatively conclude that there's not many more Hamiltons going out, but there are a bunch of Butlers still waiting. It seems like they deliberately cut Butlers in favor of more Hamiltons during the 06-07 cycle, then decided to go back to the old way of doing things.

Based on this information, and random anecdotes from other threads, my guess is that 50-70 Hamiltons are awarded every year, and that Butlers are only slightly more common.

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Re: IN AT COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!

Postby clyde_barrow » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:13 pm

joined. love that envelope.

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Postby radgrad » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:49 pm

just got a second big envelope from columbia in the mail: no yellowey brown this time.
It's a nice "Admitted Students Handbook," three-ring binder style, which is giving me high school flashbacks.

The letter with it says that the handbook is available online on the website, so it's probably not any new information- but it when does it not feel great to get big envelopes in your mailbox?!


(admitted in the first wave of RD acceptances, live in nyc.)

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Postby CardinalRules » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:12 am

owhlcn wrote:oh hey everyone :D


Big congrats! :D




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