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It has been more than a month since the first admission was reported here. Will the chances be slimmer as time goes by?

It has been more than a month since the first admission was reported here. Will the chances be slimmer as time goes by?
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Whistler

It has been more than a month since the first admission was reported here. Will the chances be slimmer as time goes by?


Actually not. Take into account that most of us (I mean admitted during Early Review) have deadlines for acceptance between March 15 and end of March)) so there shall be "a second wave of admissions" as we mwke their slots allocation clear..

<blockquote>It has been more than a month since the first admission was reported here. Will the chances be slimmer as time goes by?</blockquote>

Actually not. Take into account that most of us (I mean admitted during Early Review) have deadlines for acceptance between March 15 and end of March)) so there shall be "a second wave of admissions" as we mwke their slots allocation clear..
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unilu

Any news from CLS???

Any news from CLS???
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CanuckLLM

Has anyone from the regular cycle received admission with a scholarship offer?

Has anyone from the regular cycle received admission with a scholarship offer?
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J_Law

I just got admitted to NYU with scholarship and I don't have any answer from CLS (regular cicle). Do you guys think I should call? NYU gives me until 9 March to accept/decline.

I just got admitted to NYU with scholarship and I don't have any answer from CLS (regular cicle). Do you guys think I should call? NYU gives me until 9 March to accept/decline.
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Whistler

Most of those who has beed admitted to CLS via Early Review (like me)) have acceptance deadline March 17. I am not sure someone can place his ass on two chairs at one time...

Most of those who has beed admitted to CLS via Early Review (like me)) have acceptance deadline March 17. I am not sure someone can place his ass on two chairs at one time...
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dierome

Hello all...
Well, I have just been informed that I was not offered admission to CLS. They stated that they were very impressed with my academic credentials but that I lacked sufficient law-related work experience. They encouraged me to reapply next year.
I was admitted to Georgetown and NYU though. Does anybody think it's worthy just to wait for a year and reapply?

Hello all...
Well, I have just been informed that I was not offered admission to CLS. They stated that they were very impressed with my academic credentials but that I lacked sufficient law-related work experience. They encouraged me to reapply next year.
I was admitted to Georgetown and NYU though. Does anybody think it's worthy just to wait for a year and reapply?
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Seemore

@dierome
Sorry to hear that, but NYU and Georgetown are very good Law Schools. Depending on your area of interest they may be even better than CLS.
Could you explain what do you mean by "just"? Is CLS sending e-mails at this hour?

@dierome
Sorry to hear that, but NYU and Georgetown are very good Law Schools. Depending on your area of interest they may be even better than CLS.
Could you explain what do you mean by "just"? Is CLS sending e-mails at this hour?
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Hello all...
Well, I have just been informed that I was not offered admission to CLS. They stated that they were very impressed with my academic credentials but that I lacked sufficient law-related work experience. They encouraged me to reapply next year.
I was admitted to Georgetown and NYU though. Does anybody think it's worthy just to wait for a year and reapply?


Have you applied for the tax programs at these schools? If yes, you should certainly not wait.

If you have applied for the traditional LLM, I think it is a big gamble. Why apply to the other schools if you only wanted to get into CLS?

Congratulations for being offered at SULC and NYU!

<blockquote>Hello all...
Well, I have just been informed that I was not offered admission to CLS. They stated that they were very impressed with my academic credentials but that I lacked sufficient law-related work experience. They encouraged me to reapply next year.
I was admitted to Georgetown and NYU though. Does anybody think it's worthy just to wait for a year and reapply?
</blockquote>

Have you applied for the tax programs at these schools? If yes, you should certainly not wait.

If you have applied for the traditional LLM, I think it is a big gamble. Why apply to the other schools if you only wanted to get into CLS?

Congratulations for being offered at SULC and NYU!
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dierome

I mean "just" because I had only read the e-mail until then...It was sent around 5:30PM New York time.
I'm interested in international economic law (Trade Law) so I just don't know where to go...
PS Does everybody get the same kind of message when they are not admitted?
Even though it is a major letdown, I don't feel too bad about it as I indeed, don't have enough work experience.....I landed my first job in august of last year.......I graduated in september 2009...

I mean "just" because I had only read the e-mail until then...It was sent around 5:30PM New York time.
I'm interested in international economic law (Trade Law) so I just don't know where to go...
PS Does everybody get the same kind of message when they are not admitted?
Even though it is a major letdown, I don't feel too bad about it as I indeed, don't have enough work experience.....I landed my first job in august of last year.......I graduated in september 2009...
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MAB79


PS Does everybody get the same kind of message when they are not admitted?


I heard of several persons that received excatly the same wording...If I were you I'd not be too sad, cause NYU Law is a great school too...

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PS Does everybody get the same kind of message when they are not admitted?
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I heard of several persons that received excatly the same wording...If I were you I'd not be too sad, cause NYU Law is a great school too...
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dbk

I mean "just" because I had only read the e-mail until then...It was sent around 5:30PM New York time.
I'm interested in international economic law (Trade Law) so I just don't know where to go...
PS Does everybody get the same kind of message when they are not admitted?
Even though it is a major letdown, I don't feel too bad about it as I indeed, don't have enough work experience.....I landed my first job in august of last year.......I graduated in september 2009...


I know one guy who received the same message (he had good credentials), and several who did not (just that they were rejected).

However, I think it's a bit stupid. If you're good enough, they just should accept you. Plus even within in a year, you won't have that much of "work experience"... maybe 10 months of internship.

Personnaly, I have 9 months of internship (6 in top law firms, 3 of pro bono) and I have still no news from CLS. I know it'll be difficult, but I have hope :).

<blockquote>I mean "just" because I had only read the e-mail until then...It was sent around 5:30PM New York time.
I'm interested in international economic law (Trade Law) so I just don't know where to go...
PS Does everybody get the same kind of message when they are not admitted?
Even though it is a major letdown, I don't feel too bad about it as I indeed, don't have enough work experience.....I landed my first job in august of last year.......I graduated in september 2009...</blockquote>

I know one guy who received the same message (he had good credentials), and several who did not (just that they were rejected).

However, I think it's a bit stupid. If you're good enough, they just should accept you. Plus even within in a year, you won't have that much of "work experience"... maybe 10 months of internship.

Personnaly, I have 9 months of internship (6 in top law firms, 3 of pro bono) and I have still no news from CLS. I know it'll be difficult, but I have hope :).
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jsd

I mean "just" because I had only read the e-mail until then...It was sent around 5:30PM New York time.
I'm interested in international economic law (Trade Law) so I just don't know where to go...
PS Does everybody get the same kind of message when they are not admitted?
Even though it is a major letdown, I don't feel too bad about it as I indeed, don't have enough work experience.....I landed my first job in august of last year.......I graduated in september 2009...


I know one guy who received the same message (he had good credentials), and several who did not (just that they were rejected).

However, I think it's a bit stupid. If you're good enough, they just should accept you. Plus even within in a year, you won't have that much of "work experience"... maybe 10 months of internship.

Personnaly, I have 9 months of internship (6 in top law firms, 3 of pro bono) and I have still no news from CLS. I know it'll be difficult, but I have hope :).


This is interesting - Compared to the best business schools that give a lot of credit to work experience, law schools are usually a lot more friendly to recent grads.

Having said that, I do believe that having the right 2-3 years of work experience can make a significant difference to the ability of an applicant to appreciate legal theory.

<blockquote><blockquote>I mean "just" because I had only read the e-mail until then...It was sent around 5:30PM New York time.
I'm interested in international economic law (Trade Law) so I just don't know where to go...
PS Does everybody get the same kind of message when they are not admitted?
Even though it is a major letdown, I don't feel too bad about it as I indeed, don't have enough work experience.....I landed my first job in august of last year.......I graduated in september 2009...</blockquote>

I know one guy who received the same message (he had good credentials), and several who did not (just that they were rejected).

However, I think it's a bit stupid. If you're good enough, they just should accept you. Plus even within in a year, you won't have that much of "work experience"... maybe 10 months of internship.

Personnaly, I have 9 months of internship (6 in top law firms, 3 of pro bono) and I have still no news from CLS. I know it'll be difficult, but I have hope :).</blockquote>

This is interesting - Compared to the best business schools that give a lot of credit to work experience, law schools are usually a lot more friendly to recent grads.

Having said that, I do believe that having the right 2-3 years of work experience can make a significant difference to the ability of an applicant to appreciate legal theory.
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tato2010

Hi everyone! I applied Early review but was deferred to regular cycle on mid december and havent heard from them yet.

Is anyone here in the same position? Or was and now have been notified with the final decision?

I got in Georgetown and NYU, but still need to hear from CLS.

Hi everyone! I applied Early review but was deferred to regular cycle on mid december and havent heard from them yet.

Is anyone here in the same position? Or was and now have been notified with the final decision?

I got in Georgetown and NYU, but still need to hear from CLS.
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No brainer. Accept NYU and reject Columbia. If they think you are good enough, they should enroll you not to send this generic email!

Even Columbia gave you an admission without financial aid, my view is that you still should go to NYU, Columbia is not worth the scholarship NYU offered you.

No brainer. Accept NYU and reject Columbia. If they think you are good enough, they should enroll you not to send this generic email!

Even Columbia gave you an admission without financial aid, my view is that you still should go to NYU, Columbia is not worth the scholarship NYU offered you.
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viper32

Just got accepted to Columbia University, however no financial aid was offered. I have not yet heard from NYU although I applied to NYU before Columbia. Can somebody tell me how this process works? How come I got an answer from Columbia which is considered a better school and still nothing from NYU??? Go figure...
Is there anybody who got financial aid from CLS? My academic background and professional experience are extremely good and therefore I am a bit disappointed.

Just got accepted to Columbia University, however no financial aid was offered. I have not yet heard from NYU although I applied to NYU before Columbia. Can somebody tell me how this process works? How come I got an answer from Columbia which is considered a better school and still nothing from NYU??? Go figure...
Is there anybody who got financial aid from CLS? My academic background and professional experience are extremely good and therefore I am a bit disappointed.
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KT

My admission letter (which i received in December) did not specify a date by which I had to submit my tuition deposit form. As far as financial aid is concerned, the letter said they would let me know about my financial aid application later. I havent heard from them after that. I'm a little confused.
I mailed them and they said my tutition deposit form would be due only after they have decided on my financial aid application. I hope I havent missed out on something here...

I have also received an offer from University of Chicago. Was wondering if University of Chicago is better than CLS, if we remove the NYC factor???

My admission letter (which i received in December) did not specify a date by which I had to submit my tuition deposit form. As far as financial aid is concerned, the letter said they would let me know about my financial aid application later. I havent heard from them after that. I'm a little confused.
I mailed them and they said my tutition deposit form would be due only after they have decided on my financial aid application. I hope I havent missed out on something here...

I have also received an offer from University of Chicago. Was wondering if University of Chicago is better than CLS, if we remove the NYC factor???
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hybrid

My admission letter (which i received in December) did not specify a date by which I had to submit my tuition deposit form. As far as financial aid is concerned, the letter said they would let me know about my financial aid application later. I havent heard from them after that. I'm a little confused.
I mailed them and they said my tutition deposit form would be due only after they have decided on my financial aid application. I hope I havent missed out on something here...

I have also received an offer from University of Chicago. Was wondering if University of Chicago is better than CLS, if we remove the NYC factor???


Choose Chicago over CLS only if your area of interest is law and economics.

<blockquote>My admission letter (which i received in December) did not specify a date by which I had to submit my tuition deposit form. As far as financial aid is concerned, the letter said they would let me know about my financial aid application later. I havent heard from them after that. I'm a little confused.
I mailed them and they said my tutition deposit form would be due only after they have decided on my financial aid application. I hope I havent missed out on something here...

I have also received an offer from University of Chicago. Was wondering if University of Chicago is better than CLS, if we remove the NYC factor???
</blockquote>

Choose Chicago over CLS only if your area of interest is law and economics.
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KT

and if it is not? I don't intend to specialize in any one specific area...

and if it is not? I don't intend to specialize in any one specific area...
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L&E

hey hi... What is your area of interest...? I am through to both too.. but my choice would be CLS over U Chi.

if your interests are law and eco. or corporate law...U Chi. is a great school & all..but of late, With Epstein taking up NYU full time, and Corporate law scholars of the earlier era taking different path (for example, Daniel Fischel is @ NWU these days though he enjoys Emeritus status @ Chicago), U Chicago is into transition phase with Bernstein, Henderson and Masur all relatively young. Posner's star power is there but he only takes a work shop with Landes. Apart from the above, there is Judge Easterbrook. So, the faculty @ U Chicago has suffered from attrition issues in the recent years...

Compare that with CLS and you have Gordon, Gilson, Fox, Pistor, Milhaupt, Goshen, Coffee in corporate, securities and capital markets--(most of them worked with biglaw and Pistor was consultant to WB) and Goldberg, Hemphill, Heller, Merill for law and economics. This star cast reads like who's who.

Compared to them, without Epstein, Sunstein and Fischel, the U Chi. scene looks slightly faded..

So, even removing the NYC factor, you should really find hard reasons to choose UChi. over CLS..

Finally, portability. CLS being Ivy, its degree is universally [portable. U. Chi has amazing reputation locally. but only the more discerning know about its hallowed reputation, internationally.

Logistically too, cold around the windy city will bite...Not so with NYC in comparison, I gather...

hey hi... What is your area of interest...? I am through to both too.. but my choice would be CLS over U Chi.

if your interests are law and eco. or corporate law...U Chi. is a great school & all..but of late, With Epstein taking up NYU full time, and Corporate law scholars of the earlier era taking different path (for example, Daniel Fischel is @ NWU these days though he enjoys Emeritus status @ Chicago), U Chicago is into transition phase with Bernstein, Henderson and Masur all relatively young. Posner's star power is there but he only takes a work shop with Landes. Apart from the above, there is Judge Easterbrook. So, the faculty @ U Chicago has suffered from attrition issues in the recent years...

Compare that with CLS and you have Gordon, Gilson, Fox, Pistor, Milhaupt, Goshen, Coffee in corporate, securities and capital markets--(most of them worked with biglaw and Pistor was consultant to WB) and Goldberg, Hemphill, Heller, Merill for law and economics. This star cast reads like who's who.

Compared to them, without Epstein, Sunstein and Fischel, the U Chi. scene looks slightly faded..

So, even removing the NYC factor, you should really find hard reasons to choose UChi. over CLS..

Finally, portability. CLS being Ivy, its degree is universally [portable. U. Chi has amazing reputation locally. but only the more discerning know about its hallowed reputation, internationally.

Logistically too, cold around the windy city will bite...Not so with NYC in comparison, I gather...
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