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Whistler
congrats, HYBRID! See u in August, if you are going to accept. Any financial aid? What is the deadline for acceptance?

@Whistler:
Haven't decided whether to go, but the possibility is high. No financial aid. Deadline is 31 March. And yours?


Mine was yesterday, March 17)) But I have sent my Deposit Form on March 16. They have already procesed the payment so I am in (I hope).
<blockquote><blockquote>congrats, HYBRID! See u in August, if you are going to accept. Any financial aid? What is the deadline for acceptance?</blockquote>
@Whistler:
Haven't decided whether to go, but the possibility is high. No financial aid. Deadline is 31 March. And yours?</blockquote>

Mine was yesterday, March 17)) But I have sent my Deposit Form on March 16. They have already procesed the payment so I am in (I hope).
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hybrid
Got admitted to CLS. Received the admission e-mail at 11:52 New York local Time.


Did you ask them to expedite your results?

@LLm 2010:
I didn't request them to expedite my application process.
<blockquote><blockquote>Got admitted to CLS. Received the admission e-mail at 11:52 New York local Time.</blockquote>

Did you ask them to expedite your results?</blockquote>
@LLm 2010:
I didn't request them to expedite my application process.
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jayjayjay
Anything today from NYU or CLS? I am still waiting..
Anything today from NYU or CLS? I am still waiting..
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KT
Oxford vs. CLS..which one would you choose? I'm really confused!
Oxford vs. CLS..which one would you choose? I'm really confused!
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hybrid
Oxford vs. CLS..which one would you choose? I'm really confused!

Oxford and CLS....both are good schools! Go choose Oxford if you don't care about the fact that you cannot take NY bar exam after Oxford LLM.
<blockquote>Oxford vs. CLS..which one would you choose? I'm really confused!</blockquote>
Oxford and CLS....both are good schools! Go choose Oxford if you don't care about the fact that you cannot take NY bar exam after Oxford LLM.
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KT
Well the thing is that Oxford offers a very traditional set of courses. CLS, on the other hand, has a variety of courses from which we may pick and choose. As far as the brand is concerned, I would think both are equally well reputed...
Well the thing is that Oxford offers a very traditional set of courses. CLS, on the other hand, has a variety of courses from which we may pick and choose. As far as the brand is concerned, I would think both are equally well reputed...
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nandinik
got accepted on 6 march 2010
got accepted on 6 march 2010
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dierome
Hello,
As some of the people here may already know, I was not admitted to CLS this year. Their decision was the following:

"Thank you for your interest in Columbia Law Schools LL.M. Program. We regret to inform you that the Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and concluded that we are unable to offer you admission to the 2010-2011 program. We were very impressed with your academic credentials and therefore hope that you will consider reapplying next year, after you have gained additional law-related work experience."

"If you wish to apply for admission to the 2011-2012 Program, please let the Office of Graduate Legal Studies know by December 15, 2010. We retain application files for one year only after the original year of application. If you are reapplying within that one year period, please submit the following additional materials:

New application form, completed and signed (preferably online);
New personal statement, including an update on your academic and professional activities;
Application for Financial Assistance form, if you wish to be considered for financial assistance;
Additional letter of recommendation;
Reapplication fee of U.S. $75."

What are your views on that? Is it just a polite way of saying no or do I really have a chance if I wait and apply next year?
I have been admitted to NYU and Georgetown but I'm still not fully convinced about those choices...
Hello,
As some of the people here may already know, I was not admitted to CLS this year. Their decision was the following:

"Thank you for your interest in Columbia Law School’s LL.M. Program. We regret to inform you that the Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and concluded that we are unable to offer you admission to the 2010-2011 program. We were very impressed with your academic credentials and therefore hope that you will consider reapplying next year, after you have gained additional law-related work experience."

"If you wish to apply for admission to the 2011-2012 Program, please let the Office of Graduate Legal Studies know by December 15, 2010. We retain application files for one year only after the original year of application. If you are reapplying within that one year period, please submit the following additional materials:

• New application form, completed and signed (preferably online);
• New personal statement, including an update on your academic and professional activities;
• Application for Financial Assistance form, if you wish to be considered for financial assistance;
• Additional letter of recommendation;
• Reapplication fee of U.S. $75."

What are your views on that? Is it just a polite way of saying no or do I really have a chance if I wait and apply next year?
I have been admitted to NYU and Georgetown but I'm still not fully convinced about those choices...


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tato2010
Hello,
As some of the people here may already know, I was not admitted to CLS this year. Their decision was the following:

"Thank you for your interest in Columbia Law Schools LL.M. Program. We regret to inform you that the Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and concluded that we are unable to offer you admission to the 2010-2011 program. We were very impressed with your academic credentials and therefore hope that you will consider reapplying next year, after you have gained additional law-related work experience."

"If you wish to apply for admission to the 2011-2012 Program, please let the Office of Graduate Legal Studies know by December 15, 2010. We retain application files for one year only after the original year of application. If you are reapplying within that one year period, please submit the following additional materials:

New application form, completed and signed (preferably online);
New personal statement, including an update on your academic and professional activities;
Application for Financial Assistance form, if you wish to be considered for financial assistance;
Additional letter of recommendation;
Reapplication fee of U.S. $75."

What are your views on that? Is it just a polite way of saying no or do I really have a chance if I wait and apply next year?
I have been admitted to NYU and Georgetown but I'm still not fully convinced about those choices...




Well, I don't think tehy'd get in all this trouble of explaining if it's not true. I'd say that it seems like the reason you didn't get in is really your lack of work experience, so it seems likely that if you gain that you could get it. However, I'm not sure if (i) one more year of work experience is gonna do the cut; and (ii) that will secure you a place, cause you'll be competing again with a differente applicant pool.

So I don't know man, if CLS is you first choice and you wont feel happy with yopurself going to NYU or GULC, wait another year. Also, if it's true you don't have much work experience it's probably better to wait and really get some. I think you can get more out of the LLM program if you have work experience. You should also take that hint from CLS, probably it's not only for them, but in general.

Good luck.
<blockquote>Hello,
As some of the people here may already know, I was not admitted to CLS this year. Their decision was the following:

"Thank you for your interest in Columbia Law School’s LL.M. Program. We regret to inform you that the Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and concluded that we are unable to offer you admission to the 2010-2011 program. We were very impressed with your academic credentials and therefore hope that you will consider reapplying next year, after you have gained additional law-related work experience."

"If you wish to apply for admission to the 2011-2012 Program, please let the Office of Graduate Legal Studies know by December 15, 2010. We retain application files for one year only after the original year of application. If you are reapplying within that one year period, please submit the following additional materials:

• New application form, completed and signed (preferably online);
• New personal statement, including an update on your academic and professional activities;
• Application for Financial Assistance form, if you wish to be considered for financial assistance;
• Additional letter of recommendation;
• Reapplication fee of U.S. $75."

What are your views on that? Is it just a polite way of saying no or do I really have a chance if I wait and apply next year?
I have been admitted to NYU and Georgetown but I'm still not fully convinced about those choices...


</blockquote>

Well, I don't think tehy'd get in all this trouble of explaining if it's not true. I'd say that it seems like the reason you didn't get in is really your lack of work experience, so it seems likely that if you gain that you could get it. However, I'm not sure if (i) one more year of work experience is gonna do the cut; and (ii) that will secure you a place, cause you'll be competing again with a differente applicant pool.

So I don't know man, if CLS is you first choice and you wont feel happy with yopurself going to NYU or GULC, wait another year. Also, if it's true you don't have much work experience it's probably better to wait and really get some. I think you can get more out of the LLM program if you have work experience. You should also take that hint from CLS, probably it's not only for them, but in general.

Good luck.
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dierome
Hello,
As some of the people here may already know, I was not admitted to CLS this year. Their decision was the following:

"Thank you for your interest in Columbia Law Schools LL.M. Program. We regret to inform you that the Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and concluded that we are unable to offer you admission to the 2010-2011 program. We were very impressed with your academic credentials and therefore hope that you will consider reapplying next year, after you have gained additional law-related work experience."

"If you wish to apply for admission to the 2011-2012 Program, please let the Office of Graduate Legal Studies know by December 15, 2010. We retain application files for one year only after the original year of application. If you are reapplying within that one year period, please submit the following additional materials:

New application form, completed and signed (preferably online);
New personal statement, including an update on your academic and professional activities;
Application for Financial Assistance form, if you wish to be considered for financial assistance;
Additional letter of recommendation;
Reapplication fee of U.S. $75."

What are your views on that? Is it just a polite way of saying no or do I really have a chance if I wait and apply next year?
I have been admitted to NYU and Georgetown but I'm still not fully convinced about those choices...




Well, I don't think tehy'd get in all this trouble of explaining if it's not true. I'd say that it seems like the reason you didn't get in is really your lack of work experience, so it seems likely that if you gain that you could get it. However, I'm not sure if (i) one more year of work experience is gonna do the cut; and (ii) that will secure you a place, cause you'll be competing again with a differente applicant pool.

So I don't know man, if CLS is you first choice and you wont feel happy with yopurself going to NYU or GULC, wait another year. Also, if it's true you don't have much work experience it's probably better to wait and really get some. I think you can get more out of the LLM program if you have work experience. You should also take that hint from CLS, probably it's not only for them, but in general.

Good luck.


Well....It is doubtlessly true that I lack work experience. I started working in august last year, shortly before recieving my LLB in september. I am a law clerk to one of the justices of the supreme court of my country and, if I wind up not going to GULC or NYU, I will remain there for another year.

It is true that one more year of experience may not do it but, why did they encourage me to reapply next year then?

I am very confused.
<blockquote><blockquote>Hello,
As some of the people here may already know, I was not admitted to CLS this year. Their decision was the following:

"Thank you for your interest in Columbia Law School’s LL.M. Program. We regret to inform you that the Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and concluded that we are unable to offer you admission to the 2010-2011 program. We were very impressed with your academic credentials and therefore hope that you will consider reapplying next year, after you have gained additional law-related work experience."

"If you wish to apply for admission to the 2011-2012 Program, please let the Office of Graduate Legal Studies know by December 15, 2010. We retain application files for one year only after the original year of application. If you are reapplying within that one year period, please submit the following additional materials:

• New application form, completed and signed (preferably online);
• New personal statement, including an update on your academic and professional activities;
• Application for Financial Assistance form, if you wish to be considered for financial assistance;
• Additional letter of recommendation;
• Reapplication fee of U.S. $75."

What are your views on that? Is it just a polite way of saying no or do I really have a chance if I wait and apply next year?
I have been admitted to NYU and Georgetown but I'm still not fully convinced about those choices...


</blockquote>

Well, I don't think tehy'd get in all this trouble of explaining if it's not true. I'd say that it seems like the reason you didn't get in is really your lack of work experience, so it seems likely that if you gain that you could get it. However, I'm not sure if (i) one more year of work experience is gonna do the cut; and (ii) that will secure you a place, cause you'll be competing again with a differente applicant pool.

So I don't know man, if CLS is you first choice and you wont feel happy with yopurself going to NYU or GULC, wait another year. Also, if it's true you don't have much work experience it's probably better to wait and really get some. I think you can get more out of the LLM program if you have work experience. You should also take that hint from CLS, probably it's not only for them, but in general.

Good luck.</blockquote>

Well....It is doubtlessly true that I lack work experience. I started working in august last year, shortly before recieving my LLB in september. I am a law clerk to one of the justices of the supreme court of my country and, if I wind up not going to GULC or NYU, I will remain there for another year.

It is true that one more year of experience may not do it but, why did they encourage me to reapply next year then?

I am very confused.
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tato2010

Well....It is doubtlessly true that I lack work experience. I started working in august last year, shortly before recieving my LLB in september. I am a law clerk to one of the justices of the supreme court of my country and, if I wind up not going to GULC or NYU, I will remain there for another year.

It is true that one more year of experience may not do it but, why did they encourage me to reapply next year then?

I am very confused.

Well, you only have less than 1 year of actual work experience, so probably for an LLM it's not much. If they are encouraging you to reapply probaly is because they think 2 years is the least you need in order to be considered. However, keep in mind that if work experience is crucial for CLS, having more will definitively increase your chances.
<blockquote>
Well....It is doubtlessly true that I lack work experience. I started working in august last year, shortly before recieving my LLB in september. I am a law clerk to one of the justices of the supreme court of my country and, if I wind up not going to GULC or NYU, I will remain there for another year.

It is true that one more year of experience may not do it but, why did they encourage me to reapply next year then?

I am very confused.
</blockquote>
Well, you only have less than 1 year of actual work experience, so probably for an LLM it's not much. If they are encouraging you to reapply probaly is because they think 2 years is the least you need in order to be considered. However, keep in mind that if work experience is crucial for CLS, having more will definitively increase your chances.
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dierome
You´re right. Besides, I just turned 23 last january, so sometimes I think I may be rushing through all these things a little bit.

Additionally, my area of interest is international trade. I know Columbia is a T-5 university but, is it good for my area of interest?
You´re right. Besides, I just turned 23 last january, so sometimes I think I may be rushing through all these things a little bit.

Additionally, my area of interest is international trade. I know Columbia is a T-5 university but, is it good for my area of interest?
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tato2010
You´re right. Besides, I just turned 23 last january, so sometimes I think I may be rushing through all these things a little bit.

Additionally, my area of interest is international trade. I know Columbia is a T-5 university but, is it good for my area of interest?


I'd say you shoudl wait a couple of years. For what I know, most LLM's in CLS are around a couple of years older than you. I know HLS does have younger people, more like you, but it's a differente focus.

I don't know rankings for INternational Trade, but for International Law for instance CLS ranks first, according to US News. It's always importante to take rankings just as a guide, but that's gives you some reference. You can look into more rankings in the kankings part of this site.

You should probably take a while to look more into what is best for you in terms of which schools are the best in yoyur area of interest and what you're planning to do after the LLM. It's only a personal opinion, but I'd say you should not rush into an LLM just yet and maybe take a year or two to gain more expereicne so when the time comes you can get the most out of it.

Good luck!
<blockquote>You´re right. Besides, I just turned 23 last january, so sometimes I think I may be rushing through all these things a little bit.

Additionally, my area of interest is international trade. I know Columbia is a T-5 university but, is it good for my area of interest? </blockquote>

I'd say you shoudl wait a couple of years. For what I know, most LLM's in CLS are around a couple of years older than you. I know HLS does have younger people, more like you, but it's a differente focus.

I don't know rankings for INternational Trade, but for International Law for instance CLS ranks first, according to US News. It's always importante to take rankings just as a guide, but that's gives you some reference. You can look into more rankings in the kankings part of this site.

You should probably take a while to look more into what is best for you in terms of which schools are the best in yoyur area of interest and what you're planning to do after the LLM. It's only a personal opinion, but I'd say you should not rush into an LLM just yet and maybe take a year or two to gain more expereicne so when the time comes you can get the most out of it.

Good luck!
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Abriti
I'm in! Thank God... I was beginning to think that my application had been lost!
I'm in! Thank God... I was beginning to think that my application had been lost!
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still no news from columbia.. does that mean i am out? are they still sending rejections? they informed me that my application is complete on 17th January. after that no news from them..
still no news from columbia.. does that mean i am out? are they still sending rejections? they informed me that my application is complete on 17th January. after that no news from them..
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LLm 2010
still no news from columbia.. does that mean i am out? are they still sending rejections? they informed me that my application is complete on 17th January. after that no news from them..


It doesn't mean anything! They are handing out acceptances!
<blockquote>still no news from columbia.. does that mean i am out? are they still sending rejections? they informed me that my application is complete on 17th January. after that no news from them..</blockquote>

It doesn't mean anything! They are handing out acceptances!
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Phill
I know someone that got accepted yesterday. And Friday is usually a decision day...Hope's up people!
I know someone that got accepted yesterday. And Friday is usually a decision day...Hope's up people!
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Haven't heard from them. Hopefully today.
Haven't heard from them. Hopefully today.
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Zorro
Haven't received any news from Columbia, are they still releasing admissions? I have to accept Penn or NU by April 1st... I am considering asking for expedite request...
Haven't received any news from Columbia, are they still releasing admissions? I have to accept Penn or NU by April 1st... I am considering asking for expedite request...
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I haven't heard anything either. I have to accept Georgetown or Penn by April 1st as well.
I haven't heard anything either. I have to accept Georgetown or Penn by April 1st as well.
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