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Hi,

I have a quick question about the section of the Columbia application form which asks you to list the courses you're interested in taking. I'm guessing you're supposed to write a brief essay instead of giving a list alone, because there's a 4,000-character limit.

For those who've applied, how have you managed to avoid repeating material in your Personal Statement (which also asks for your detailed academic objectives)?

Thanks

Hi,

I have a quick question about the section of the Columbia application form which asks you to list the courses you're interested in taking. I'm guessing you're supposed to write a brief essay instead of giving a list alone, because there's a 4,000-character limit.

For those who've applied, how have you managed to avoid repeating material in your Personal Statement (which also asks for your detailed academic objectives)?

Thanks
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daflake

i think the best answer is if you call CLS.

but if you ask me i think the 4,000 character box is for a list. but what is also weird is that they ask us to list 6 subjects which we are interested in taking.

On the other hand, it is clear that the personal statement asks for: "a detailed Personal Statement describing your background, academic interests, the program of study you wish to follow and your reasons for doing so. "

again... call CLS.

i think the best answer is if you call CLS.

but if you ask me i think the 4,000 character box is for a list. but what is also weird is that they ask us to list 6 subjects which we are interested in taking.

On the other hand, it is clear that the personal statement asks for: "a detailed Personal Statement describing your background, academic interests, the program of study you wish to follow and your reasons for doing so. "

again... call CLS.
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TwelfthMon...

I think it clearly states you're supposed to provide a LIST of COURSES you're particularly interested in. Don't see any indication for a required elaboration regarding the reasons for each course. Also, I think it's pretty obvious that the top list asks for general interest in certain areas of the law while the bottom list asks for concrete courses out of the existing curriculum. Of course there could be cases where you get to the same result (being generally interested in torts and also in the course "torts").

I think it clearly states you're supposed to provide a LIST of COURSES you're particularly interested in. Don't see any indication for a required elaboration regarding the reasons for each course. Also, I think it's pretty obvious that the top list asks for general interest in certain areas of the law while the bottom list asks for concrete courses out of the existing curriculum. Of course there could be cases where you get to the same result (being generally interested in torts and also in the course "torts").
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LLM_09-10

I agree with "TwelfthMonkey". On the top I actually listed the general courses that I am interested whereas on the bottom I tried to be a little more detailed. I listed around 5 different courses and gave a little feedback on why I would like to study these courses in CLS. So at this point it really depends on which particular programs you are interested in and try to elaborate on them a little bit.

I agree with "TwelfthMonkey". On the top I actually listed the general courses that I am interested whereas on the bottom I tried to be a little more detailed. I listed around 5 different courses and gave a little feedback on why I would like to study these courses in CLS. So at this point it really depends on which particular programs you are interested in and try to elaborate on them a little bit.
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