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robikon

Hi HopefulCandidate,

Actually I have no idea when are Columbia's financial aid decisions to be expected, and I can only rely on the general statement made in their admission message - "soon"... The date I mentioned is U Chicago's deadline (again, according to the admission message), and as I believe that at this point we would already have both decisions, I related to that date.

Good luck anyway :-)

Hi HopefulCandidate,

Actually I have no idea when are Columbia's financial aid decisions to be expected, and I can only rely on the general statement made in their admission message - "soon"... The date I mentioned is U Chicago's deadline (again, according to the admission message), and as I believe that at this point we would already have both decisions, I related to that date.

Good luck anyway :-)
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Hi guys,

If you were to specialize in International Law, were would you pursue your LLM studies? Columbia or Georgetown? Thanks for sharing your insight!

Hi guys,

If you were to specialize in International Law, were would you pursue your LLM studies? Columbia or Georgetown? Thanks for sharing your insight!
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OB6

Did anyone hear anything about Finincial Aid?

Did anyone hear anything about Finincial Aid?
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Has anyone heard anymore from Columbia the regular cycle?? It seems a handful of probably outstanding candidates (congrats to those already in) we're made offers beginning of Feb. I doubt that Columbia has finished giving out offers...am I right...? HOpe so...

Has anyone heard anymore from Columbia the regular cycle?? It seems a handful of probably outstanding candidates (congrats to those already in) we're made offers beginning of Feb. I doubt that Columbia has finished giving out offers...am I right...? HOpe so...
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bluecrown

Has anyone heard anymore from Columbia the regular cycle?? It seems a handful of probably outstanding candidates (congrats to those already in) we're made offers beginning of Feb. I doubt that Columbia has finished giving out offers...am I right...? HOpe so...


Hi! I am from the current LLM Class at Columbia, and I just wanted to share that I applied for the regular cycle (at the very last minute). I received my offer towards the end of March and also received a partial but titled scholarship offer. There is still hope. Stay optimistic.

<blockquote>Has anyone heard anymore from Columbia the regular cycle?? It seems a handful of probably outstanding candidates (congrats to those already in) we're made offers beginning of Feb. I doubt that Columbia has finished giving out offers...am I right...? HOpe so... </blockquote>

Hi! I am from the current LLM Class at Columbia, and I just wanted to share that I applied for the regular cycle (at the very last minute). I received my offer towards the end of March and also received a partial but titled scholarship offer. There is still hope. Stay optimistic.
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bluecrown

Hi guys,

If you were to specialize in International Law, were would you pursue your LLM studies? Columbia or Georgetown? Thanks for sharing your insight!


I am in the international law track, and have always eyed Columbia even though I knew that NYU is ranked higher in the field. International Law has remained strong at Columbia notwithstanding Prof. Jose Alvarez's transfer to NYU Law (NYU Law also got Ryan Goodman from Harvard). Philip C. Jessup, Louis Henkin, Oscar Schachter and Hans Smit are only a few of the world renowned international law professors who taught at Columbia and solidified its reputation in international law. Currently, Professors Lori F. Damrosch (President of the American Society of International Law), George A. Bermann (international commercial and investment arbitration), Sarah Cleveland (human rights), Former Yale Law Dean and Legal Adviser of the Department of State Harold Koh, Jagdish Baghwati (international trade and migration), Michael Doyle (former UN Asst. Secretary-General), Larry Johnson (former UN Asst. Secretary-General), Graeme Simpson (transitional justice), Hina Shamsi (Director at ACLU), Luisa Cabal (VP at Center for Reproductive Rights) are only some of the professors that are currently teaching at Columbia Law School's international law program. With a minimum of 10 credits in international and comparative law, a student also receives a certificate from the Parker School of International and Comparative Law. CLS also has the UN Externship Program that allows students admitted in the program to do their internship/externship at the UN or any affiliated agency, as well as a fellowship opportunity at the ICJ. Several international law-related centers in various fields (e.g. sustainable development, human rights, climate change, international investment, etc.) are also housed or are affiliated with the law school. Note however, that as with other law schools, students are highly qualified and compete for the same, few spots (e.g. in a class or fellowship or internship). In the short time that I've been at CLS, I've seen state presidents, UN special rapporteurs, the UN Secretary-General, an ICJ judge, the ICTY president, human rights advocates, arbitrators and many others.

The US News Law School Rankings for 2015 have just been released today. Here's the ranking for international law (note that although this ranking is for JDs, the sub-categories actually apply to LLMs in my opinion, as there is no distinction between the classes taken by JDs and LLMs - they take the same classes except those that are reserved for first year JDs). It will give you an idea.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/international-law-rankings

<blockquote>Hi guys,

If you were to specialize in International Law, were would you pursue your LLM studies? Columbia or Georgetown? Thanks for sharing your insight!</blockquote>

I am in the international law track, and have always eyed Columbia even though I knew that NYU is ranked higher in the field. International Law has remained strong at Columbia notwithstanding Prof. Jose Alvarez's transfer to NYU Law (NYU Law also got Ryan Goodman from Harvard). Philip C. Jessup, Louis Henkin, Oscar Schachter and Hans Smit are only a few of the world renowned international law professors who taught at Columbia and solidified its reputation in international law. Currently, Professors Lori F. Damrosch (President of the American Society of International Law), George A. Bermann (international commercial and investment arbitration), Sarah Cleveland (human rights), Former Yale Law Dean and Legal Adviser of the Department of State Harold Koh, Jagdish Baghwati (international trade and migration), Michael Doyle (former UN Asst. Secretary-General), Larry Johnson (former UN Asst. Secretary-General), Graeme Simpson (transitional justice), Hina Shamsi (Director at ACLU), Luisa Cabal (VP at Center for Reproductive Rights) are only some of the professors that are currently teaching at Columbia Law School's international law program. With a minimum of 10 credits in international and comparative law, a student also receives a certificate from the Parker School of International and Comparative Law. CLS also has the UN Externship Program that allows students admitted in the program to do their internship/externship at the UN or any affiliated agency, as well as a fellowship opportunity at the ICJ. Several international law-related centers in various fields (e.g. sustainable development, human rights, climate change, international investment, etc.) are also housed or are affiliated with the law school. Note however, that as with other law schools, students are highly qualified and compete for the same, few spots (e.g. in a class or fellowship or internship). In the short time that I've been at CLS, I've seen state presidents, UN special rapporteurs, the UN Secretary-General, an ICJ judge, the ICTY president, human rights advocates, arbitrators and many others.

The US News Law School Rankings for 2015 have just been released today. Here's the ranking for international law (note that although this ranking is for JDs, the sub-categories actually apply to LLMs in my opinion, as there is no distinction between the classes taken by JDs and LLMs - they take the same classes except those that are reserved for first year JDs). It will give you an idea.

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/international-law-rankings
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Very helpful insight, bluecrown. Thank you very much!

Very helpful insight, bluecrown. Thank you very much!
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bluecrown

Has anyone heard anymore from Columbia the regular cycle?? It seems a handful of probably outstanding candidates (congrats to those already in) we're made offers beginning of Feb. I doubt that Columbia has finished giving out offers...am I right...? HOpe so...


Hi! I am from the current LLM Class at Columbia, and I just wanted to share that I applied for the regular cycle (at the very last minute). I received my offer towards the end of March and also received a partial but titled scholarship offer. There is still hope. Stay optimistic.


Just a quick addition: CLS gives other scholarships on top of Appel and the Human Rights Fellowships. They generally come in the form of a partial tuition waiver, and then the school may decide to give your partial waiver a specific title once the source of the funding for your waiver has been identified.

<blockquote><blockquote>Has anyone heard anymore from Columbia the regular cycle?? It seems a handful of probably outstanding candidates (congrats to those already in) we're made offers beginning of Feb. I doubt that Columbia has finished giving out offers...am I right...? HOpe so... </blockquote>

Hi! I am from the current LLM Class at Columbia, and I just wanted to share that I applied for the regular cycle (at the very last minute). I received my offer towards the end of March and also received a partial but titled scholarship offer. There is still hope. Stay optimistic.</blockquote>

Just a quick addition: CLS gives other scholarships on top of Appel and the Human Rights Fellowships. They generally come in the form of a partial tuition waiver, and then the school may decide to give your partial waiver a specific title once the source of the funding for your waiver has been identified.
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bluecrown

Very helpful insight, bluecrown. Thank you very much!


You're very welcome. One last thing, as you guys are probably well aware, the Ivy Leagues do not have a specialized LLM. Everybody gets the General LLM degree. But you are free to specialize by choosing your own courses. And if you are focusing on international and comparative law, you may get a certificate in addition to your diploma from the Parker School. I know that the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law also gives an additional certificate in addition to your diploma if you meet certain requirements regarding the curriculum. Hope that helps, congratulations and best of luck. :)

<blockquote>Very helpful insight, bluecrown. Thank you very much!</blockquote>

You're very welcome. One last thing, as you guys are probably well aware, the Ivy Leagues do not have a specialized LLM. Everybody gets the General LLM degree. But you are free to specialize by choosing your own courses. And if you are focusing on international and comparative law, you may get a certificate in addition to your diploma from the Parker School. I know that the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law also gives an additional certificate in addition to your diploma if you meet certain requirements regarding the curriculum. Hope that helps, congratulations and best of luck. :)
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HYSer

Thank you very much for sharing these information, Bluecrown. Big congratulations to those who have to choose between Columbia and another law school. It is a sweet choice. Good luck to all that are still waiting,including me.

Thank you very much for sharing these information, Bluecrown. Big congratulations to those who have to choose between Columbia and another law school. It is a sweet choice. Good luck to all that are still waiting,including me.
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Any more news from Columbia?

Any more news from Columbia?
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dy

Haven't heard anything from Columbia yet, but I have submitted my application just on the second deadline so it figures.

Haven't heard anything from Columbia yet, but I have submitted my application just on the second deadline so it figures.
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ukrt13

The wait is killing me. :/

The wait is killing me. :/
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wawachang

Got a conditional admission, was asked to attend an 1 month American Language Program (ALP).

Does anyone know about the ALP program? For example, the fee? will there be any exam out there and what if fail to pass the exam?

Any information would be appreciated and good luck to those in waiting.

Got a conditional admission, was asked to attend an 1 month American Language Program (ALP).

Does anyone know about the ALP program? For example, the fee? will there be any exam out there and what if fail to pass the exam?

Any information would be appreciated and good luck to those in waiting.
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dy

Got a conditional admission, was asked to attend an 1 month American Language Program (ALP).

Does anyone know about the ALP program? For example, the fee? will there be any exam out there and what if fail to pass the exam?

Any information would be appreciated and good luck to those in waiting.


Hey when did you apply, were you in the early or regular admission cycle,

<blockquote>Got a conditional admission, was asked to attend an 1 month American Language Program (ALP).

Does anyone know about the ALP program? For example, the fee? will there be any exam out there and what if fail to pass the exam?

Any information would be appreciated and good luck to those in waiting.</blockquote>

Hey when did you apply, were you in the early or regular admission cycle,
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wawachang

Sent application on mid-November, I noted for the regular cycle.

Got a conditional admission, was asked to attend an 1 month American Language Program (ALP).


Hey when did you apply, were you in the early or regular admission cycle,

Sent application on mid-November, I noted for the regular cycle.

<blockquote><blockquote>Got a conditional admission, was asked to attend an 1 month American Language Program (ALP).
</blockquote>

Hey when did you apply, were you in the early or regular admission cycle,</blockquote>
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Did anyone hear about financial aid/scholarships from Columbia?

Did anyone hear about financial aid/scholarships from Columbia?
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I received CLS financial aid offer few days ago so I hope some positive news for other applicants are on the way as well. Good luck:)

I received CLS financial aid offer few days ago so I hope some positive news for other applicants are on the way as well. Good luck:)

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HopeLLM.

Ok, good to hear. I also hope to hear back soon. May I ask: Did you apply in the regular cycle? And when did you get your admission decision?

Ok, good to hear. I also hope to hear back soon. May I ask: Did you apply in the regular cycle? And when did you get your admission decision?
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Yes, regular cycle. I applied right before deadline- late December, application was complete in the beginning of January. I received my CLS acceptance via email approx. 10 days ago.

Yes, regular cycle. I applied right before deadline- late December, application was complete in the beginning of January. I received my CLS acceptance via email approx. 10 days ago.
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