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Hello,

Has anyone already asked for an expeditious answer due to coming deadlines? I read on the Harvard thread that they did not accept and said to ask for extension to the university. Wonder if it's the same for Columbia?
Coming deadlines in 12 days...

Hello,

Has anyone already asked for an expeditious answer due to coming deadlines? I read on the Harvard thread that they did not accept and said to ask for extension to the university. Wonder if it's the same for Columbia?
Coming deadlines in 12 days...
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afronita

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rupe

Hello. I just want to confirm something I've heard but not quite sure if it's possible. I have been accepted in Columbia and UPenn, having been granted with a scholarship from the latter. Is it possible to "negotiate" with Columbia a scholarship based on another school scholarship offer? My first choice is Columbia, but I would not like to miss an opportunity to ask for a re-evaluation of a scholarship offer is possible. Appreciate any feedback! Thanks!

Further, any comments on UPenn vs. Columbia vs. Chicago?

Hello. I just want to confirm something I've heard but not quite sure if it's possible. I have been accepted in Columbia and UPenn, having been granted with a scholarship from the latter. Is it possible to "negotiate" with Columbia a scholarship based on another school scholarship offer? My first choice is Columbia, but I would not like to miss an opportunity to ask for a re-evaluation of a scholarship offer is possible. Appreciate any feedback! Thanks!

Further, any comments on UPenn vs. Columbia vs. Chicago?
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imnc

Hello. I just want to confirm something I've heard but not quite sure if it's possible. I have been accepted in Columbia and UPenn, having been granted with a scholarship from the latter. Is it possible to "negotiate" with Columbia a scholarship based on another school scholarship offer? My first choice is Columbia, but I would not like to miss an opportunity to ask for a re-evaluation of a scholarship offer is possible. Appreciate any feedback! Thanks!

Further, any comments on UPenn vs. Columbia vs. Chicago?


Possible if done tactfully and only works if you are prepared to walk away. I personally know people with offers from Harvard, NYU and Columbia who explained politely their circumstances and their preferred law schools where they had offers. In all cases the funding was increased by different amounts. You stand a better chance if your own credential is good and you have offers from places considered peer.

<blockquote>Hello. I just want to confirm something I've heard but not quite sure if it's possible. I have been accepted in Columbia and UPenn, having been granted with a scholarship from the latter. Is it possible to "negotiate" with Columbia a scholarship based on another school scholarship offer? My first choice is Columbia, but I would not like to miss an opportunity to ask for a re-evaluation of a scholarship offer is possible. Appreciate any feedback! Thanks!

Further, any comments on UPenn vs. Columbia vs. Chicago?</blockquote>

Possible if done tactfully and only works if you are prepared to walk away. I personally know people with offers from Harvard, NYU and Columbia who explained politely their circumstances and their preferred law schools where they had offers. In all cases the funding was increased by different amounts. You stand a better chance if your own credential is good and you have offers from places considered peer.
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gdeschamps

Hello. I just want to confirm something I've heard but not quite sure if it's possible. I have been accepted in Columbia and UPenn, having been granted with a scholarship from the latter. Is it possible to "negotiate" with Columbia a scholarship based on another school scholarship offer? My first choice is Columbia, but I would not like to miss an opportunity to ask for a re-evaluation of a scholarship offer is possible. Appreciate any feedback! Thanks!

Further, any comments on UPenn vs. Columbia vs. Chicago?


Possible if done tactfully and only works if you are prepared to walk away. I personally know people with offers from Harvard, NYU and Columbia who explained politely their circumstances and their preferred law schools where they had offers. In all cases the funding was increased by different amounts. You stand a better chance if your own credential is good and you have offers from places considered peer.


I'm in a situation similar to yours. I received a scholarship offer but the university asked me not to disclose they made such offer. How would you approach this subject with another university without disclosing who made you the offer and at the same time not looking like you're making up the story?

<blockquote><blockquote>Hello. I just want to confirm something I've heard but not quite sure if it's possible. I have been accepted in Columbia and UPenn, having been granted with a scholarship from the latter. Is it possible to "negotiate" with Columbia a scholarship based on another school scholarship offer? My first choice is Columbia, but I would not like to miss an opportunity to ask for a re-evaluation of a scholarship offer is possible. Appreciate any feedback! Thanks!

Further, any comments on UPenn vs. Columbia vs. Chicago?</blockquote>

Possible if done tactfully and only works if you are prepared to walk away. I personally know people with offers from Harvard, NYU and Columbia who explained politely their circumstances and their preferred law schools where they had offers. In all cases the funding was increased by different amounts. You stand a better chance if your own credential is good and you have offers from places considered peer. </blockquote>

I'm in a situation similar to yours. I received a scholarship offer but the university asked me not to disclose they made such offer. How would you approach this subject with another university without disclosing who made you the offer and at the same time not looking like you're making up the story?
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imnc

I'm in a situation similar to yours. I received a scholarship offer but the university asked me not to disclose they made such offer. How would you approach this subject with another university without disclosing who made you the offer and at the same time not looking like you're making up the story?


IMO writing the email is the easy thing to do. Just thank them, say how much you want to take up the offer but how your circumstances are complicated due to offer from law school A which comes with high amount of tuiton, and is it possible to have more funding.

I doubt any law school would want you to show proof of admission to another but that is something you have to be prepared for. If you dont want to disclose you can say that too.

<blockquote>I'm in a situation similar to yours. I received a scholarship offer but the university asked me not to disclose they made such offer. How would you approach this subject with another university without disclosing who made you the offer and at the same time not looking like you're making up the story?</blockquote>

IMO writing the email is the easy thing to do. Just thank them, say how much you want to take up the offer but how your circumstances are complicated due to offer from law school A which comes with high amount of tuiton, and is it possible to have more funding.

I doubt any law school would want you to show proof of admission to another but that is something you have to be prepared for. If you dont want to disclose you can say that too.
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Lstudent

Hello everyone,

I got a rejection email from Columbia (about 2 weeks ago), stating that although I have great academic credentials, they do not admit anyone that doesn't have at least two years of profesionnal experience (not including any internship).

Congratulations to all who got in and good luck to those still waiting !

Hello everyone,

I got a rejection email from Columbia (about 2 weeks ago), stating that although I have great academic credentials, they do not admit anyone that doesn't have at least two years of profesionnal experience (not including any internship).

Congratulations to all who got in and good luck to those still waiting !
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Hi! Do you know if they calculate the 2 year requirement till the time the application was made (i.e. December 2015) or till the time the course begins (i.e. August 2016)?

Hi! Do you know if they calculate the 2 year requirement till the time the application was made (i.e. December 2015) or till the time the course begins (i.e. August 2016)?
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Lstudent

Hi! Do you know if they calculate the 2 year requirement till the time the application was made (i.e. December 2015) or till the time the course begins (i.e. August 2016)?


Here is their exact words: "We were very impressed with your academic credentials and therefore hope that you will consider reapplying after you have at least two years of full-time legal experience (work that is conducted after you have completed all of your studies). Full-time legal experience does not include internships undertaken during the summer, while you are enrolled in a degree program, or while you are taking courses at a bar school."

<blockquote>Hi! Do you know if they calculate the 2 year requirement till the time the application was made (i.e. December 2015) or till the time the course begins (i.e. August 2016)?</blockquote>

Here is their exact words: "We were very impressed with your academic credentials and therefore hope that you will consider reapplying after you have at least two years of full-time legal experience (work that is conducted after you have completed all of your studies). Full-time legal experience does not include internships undertaken during the summer, while you are enrolled in a degree program, or while you are taking courses at a bar school."

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imnc

Hello everyone,

I got a rejection email from Columbia (about 2 weeks ago), stating that although I have great academic credentials, they do not admit anyone that doesn't have at least two years of profesionnal experience (not including any internship).

Congratulations to all who got in and good luck to those still waiting !


This is such a bad reason as the law schools are so inconsistent with this 'rule'. There are at least 10-15 students currently who have less than 2 years (since they all graduated in 2014 or later). At some point in the program an admissions lady said they calculate work experience based on country as some countries make it harder for recent law graduates to work without an LLM. I hope it works out for you at other places.

<blockquote>Hello everyone,

I got a rejection email from Columbia (about 2 weeks ago), stating that although I have great academic credentials, they do not admit anyone that doesn't have at least two years of profesionnal experience (not including any internship).

Congratulations to all who got in and good luck to those still waiting !</blockquote>

This is such a bad reason as the law schools are so inconsistent with this 'rule'. There are at least 10-15 students currently who have less than 2 years (since they all graduated in 2014 or later). At some point in the program an admissions lady said they calculate work experience based on country as some countries make it harder for recent law graduates to work without an LLM. I hope it works out for you at other places.
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John23

Hi guys!!!

Have you received acceptance letters in the last days? It seems that we are suffering a "break" on these days.

Hi guys!!!

Have you received acceptance letters in the last days? It seems that we are suffering a "break" on these days.
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Hey - I just received my acceptance letter!

Congratulations to everyone else who made it!

Hey - I just received my acceptance letter!

Congratulations to everyone else who made it!
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John23

Hey - I just received my acceptance letter!

Congratulations to everyone else who made it!


Congratulations mate!!! Nice job. Do you remember when you received the notice that your application was complete?

<blockquote>Hey - I just received my acceptance letter!

Congratulations to everyone else who made it!</blockquote>

Congratulations mate!!! Nice job. Do you remember when you received the notice that your application was complete?
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Thanks! I was in the bucket that received an email on 2 February that my application was complete. I think there was a whole bunch of us that got emails around that time.

Thanks! I was in the bucket that received an email on 2 February that my application was complete. I think there was a whole bunch of us that got emails around that time.
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Agoravai

I guess they might still have offers to be sent out.

I received the "complete application" notice per e-mail on Feb. 1 and my admittance came on Feb 15. I mean, it seems there really isn't a pattern here, at least in what concerns CLS.

But again, is still just a guess based on the previous comments I've read here and my personal experience.

Best of luck to everyone and congratulations to those who have aimed high - even if it doesn't work this time.

I guess they might still have offers to be sent out.

I received the "complete application" notice per e-mail on Feb. 1 and my admittance came on Feb 15. I mean, it seems there really isn't a pattern here, at least in what concerns CLS.

But again, is still just a guess based on the previous comments I've read here and my personal experience.

Best of luck to everyone and congratulations to those who have aimed high - even if it doesn't work this time.
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juji1987bg

Hey. I had plenty of problems with my application, it got complete by Feb 10, and then I received an admittance mail on Feb 26. Still waiting for news for the fellowship I applied for, though.

Hey. I had plenty of problems with my application, it got complete by Feb 10, and then I received an admittance mail on Feb 26. Still waiting for news for the fellowship I applied for, though.
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mvg

Hey - I just received my acceptance letter!

Congratulations to everyone else who made it!


Congratulations mate!!! Nice job. Do you remember when you received the notice that your application was complete?


I believe they send decisions quite randomly. I applied on Oct. 23, my application was complete on Oct. 28 and I haven´t received an offer nor a rejection yet.

Good luck!

<blockquote><blockquote>Hey - I just received my acceptance letter!

Congratulations to everyone else who made it!</blockquote>

Congratulations mate!!! Nice job. Do you remember when you received the notice that your application was complete?</blockquote>

I believe they send decisions quite randomly. I applied on Oct. 23, my application was complete on Oct. 28 and I haven´t received an offer nor a rejection yet.

Good luck!
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LLMgo

Hey guys,
Those of you that have already been admitted - did you receive your acceptance notice by mail or e-mail?
Thx
Best of luck to us all!

Hey guys,
Those of you that have already been admitted - did you receive your acceptance notice by mail or e-mail?
Thx
Best of luck to us all!

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mvg

Hey guys,
Those of you that have already been admitted - did you receive your acceptance notice by mail or e-mail?
Thx
Best of luck to us all!

<blockquote>Hey guys,
Those of you that have already been admitted - did you receive your acceptance notice by mail or e-mail?
Thx
Best of luck to us all!

</blockquote>
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LLMgo

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