Columbia Fall 2015 LLM


sah130
Hi Guys,

Just creating a post for people who are applying to Columbia for admission to the Fall 2015 LLM course.

Has anyone applied under the early review program?

It will be great to share our experiences and know more about fellow applicants :-)

I have just applied under the early review program.

Cheers

Sahil
Hi Guys,

Just creating a post for people who are applying to Columbia for admission to the Fall 2015 LLM course.

Has anyone applied under the early review program?

It will be great to share our experiences and know more about fellow applicants :-)

I have just applied under the early review program.

Cheers

Sahil
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Do you know if the office of graduate admissions contacts the referees at some point of the application process?

This is a problem for me because both of my referees are retired academics and they don't have official work e-mails anymore.
Do you know if the office of graduate admissions contacts the referees at some point of the application process?

This is a problem for me because both of my referees are retired academics and they don't have official work e-mails anymore.
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Jack13
Do you know if the office of graduate admissions contacts the referees at some point of the application process?

This is a problem for me because both of my referees are retired academics and they don't have official work e-mails anymore.


A "regular" email won'r hurt in my opinion. This being said, I think it is very unlikely for a law school to contact a recommender.
<blockquote>Do you know if the office of graduate admissions contacts the referees at some point of the application process?

This is a problem for me because both of my referees are retired academics and they don't have official work e-mails anymore.</blockquote>

A "regular" email won'r hurt in my opinion. This being said, I think it is very unlikely for a law school to contact a recommender.
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That is what I think too, but the application instructions clearly state that "If you submit a generic email address, we will request that you submit an official work email address before the Committee will review your application. If your recommender does not have an official work email address, you must explain on the online application why s/he does not have one)"

So I am explaining them that my referees are both retired, although they use their generic e-mails for work as consultants.

I really hope this doesn't hurt my application.
That is what I think too, but the application instructions clearly state that "If you submit a generic email address, we will request that you submit an official work email address before the Committee will review your application. If your recommender does not have an official work email address, you must explain on the online application why s/he does not have one)"

So I am explaining them that my referees are both retired, although they use their generic e-mails for work as consultants.

I really hope this doesn't hurt my application.
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Jack13
That is what I think too, but the application instructions clearly state that "If you submit a generic email address, we will request that you submit an official work email address before the Committee will review your application. If your recommender does not have an official work email address, you must explain on the online application why s/he does not have one)"

So I am explaining them that my referees are both retired, although they use their generic e-mails for work as consultants.

I really hope this doesn't hurt my application.


No worries. Your have good reasons. Should Columbia want to investigate over this, the Admissions Committee will easily be able to reach your recommenders who would ultimately be in the position to explain why they do not have a work email.
<blockquote>That is what I think too, but the application instructions clearly state that "If you submit a generic email address, we will request that you submit an official work email address before the Committee will review your application. If your recommender does not have an official work email address, you must explain on the online application why s/he does not have one)"

So I am explaining them that my referees are both retired, although they use their generic e-mails for work as consultants.

I really hope this doesn't hurt my application.</blockquote>

No worries. Your have good reasons. Should Columbia want to investigate over this, the Admissions Committee will easily be able to reach your recommenders who would ultimately be in the position to explain why they do not have a work email.
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sah130
I agree with Jack13. If you have already put in an explanation I see no reason it would affect your chances of admission! Have you applied under early review? All the best!
I agree with Jack13. If you have already put in an explanation I see no reason it would affect your chances of admission! Have you applied under early review? All the best!
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Kats_K
Hello everyone!

Is there any particular harm in sending one's application closer to the deadline assuming that the LoRs and the transcripts are received by LSAC well in advance. Does the LSAC not start evaluating the transcripts till the applications are submitted?
Hello everyone!

Is there any particular harm in sending one's application closer to the deadline assuming that the LoRs and the transcripts are received by LSAC well in advance. Does the LSAC not start evaluating the transcripts till the applications are submitted?
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sah130
Hi there,

Thankfully, it doesn't work like that. LSAC will get right on your transcripts and lors as soon as it receives them. Evaluation does not have any bearing on when you submit your application. Hope this helps. All the best!
Hi there,

Thankfully, it doesn't work like that. LSAC will get right on your transcripts and lors as soon as it receives them. Evaluation does not have any bearing on when you submit your application. Hope this helps. All the best!
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Kats_K
Hi there,

Thankfully, it doesn't work like that. LSAC will get right on your transcripts and lors as soon as it receives them. Evaluation does not have any bearing on when you submit your application. Hope this helps. All the best!


Thanks for the prompt reply. It does ease my worries quite a bit!
<blockquote>Hi there,

Thankfully, it doesn't work like that. LSAC will get right on your transcripts and lors as soon as it receives them. Evaluation does not have any bearing on when you submit your application. Hope this helps. All the best! </blockquote>

Thanks for the prompt reply. It does ease my worries quite a bit!
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sah130
Are you planning to apply to Columbia for 2015 fall kats_k?
Are you planning to apply to Columbia for 2015 fall kats_k?
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Thank you for the advise! Regarding the courses to take, I am very interested in the following:
1. Adv. Corporate Law: Mergers and Acquisitions.
2. Corporations.
3. Corporate Governance.
4. Transnational Litigation and Arbitration.
5. S. Advanced Contracts, A Legal and Economic Approach

I am not sure if these courses can be taken in the LL.M program. Any advise on other courses related to corporate practice?
Thank you for the advise! Regarding the courses to take, I am very interested in the following:
1. Adv. Corporate Law: Mergers and Acquisitions.
2. Corporations.
3. Corporate Governance.
4. Transnational Litigation and Arbitration.
5. S. Advanced Contracts, A Legal and Economic Approach

I am not sure if these courses can be taken in the LL.M program. Any advise on other courses related to corporate practice?
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Kats_K
Are you planning to apply to Columbia for 2015 fall kats_k?


I am in the process. Working on the essays.
<blockquote>Are you planning to apply to Columbia for 2015 fall kats_k?</blockquote>

I am in the process. Working on the essays.
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Kats_K
Hi! I have a question regarding the financials form in the application.

Would the financial info that I provide in this form have any impact on the fate of my immigration application? I am an Indian national.

Thanks in advance!
Hi! I have a question regarding the financials form in the application.

Would the financial info that I provide in this form have any impact on the fate of my immigration application? I am an Indian national.

Thanks in advance!
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grumpyJD
Are you thinking they might share your financial details with immigration officials? They would need to disclose that in the instructions and I would be surprised if they did. USCIS probably wouldn't care anyway because the numbers on the application aren't verified. Immigration will want to see actual bank statements when you apply for a visa. They won't take your word for it. Mostly the schools want information from everyone to gauge each applicant's ability to fund their studies if given an offer.
Are you thinking they might share your financial details with immigration officials? They would need to disclose that in the instructions and I would be surprised if they did. USCIS probably wouldn't care anyway because the numbers on the application aren't verified. Immigration will want to see actual bank statements when you apply for a visa. They won't take your word for it. Mostly the schools want information from everyone to gauge each applicant's ability to fund their studies if given an offer.
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Kats_K
Thanks!
Thanks!
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Kats_K
Guys I have two questions regarding my professional LoR.

The NPO I work for is a small organization with limited web presence. They don't have a website so I'm unable to provide an official email ID. Should I just mention this in the application where they ask for the official mail id? Does it sound convincing?

Secondly, how do the letterheads work in places other than India? My organization has a letterhead in the soft format which then I'll print out along with the LoR. Now I believe that most other organizations have a printed letterhead, the kind printed in a printing press. Will my letterhead then be valid?

Thanks.
Guys I have two questions regarding my professional LoR.

The NPO I work for is a small organization with limited web presence. They don't have a website so I'm unable to provide an official email ID. Should I just mention this in the application where they ask for the official mail id? Does it sound convincing?

Secondly, how do the letterheads work in places other than India? My organization has a letterhead in the soft format which then I'll print out along with the LoR. Now I believe that most other organizations have a printed letterhead, the kind printed in a printing press. Will my letterhead then be valid?

Thanks.
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jsd
Guys I have two questions regarding my professional LoR.

The NPO I work for is a small organization with limited web presence. They don't have a website so I'm unable to provide an official email ID. Should I just mention this in the application where they ask for the official mail id? Does it sound convincing?

Secondly, how do the letterheads work in places other than India? My organization has a letterhead in the soft format which then I'll print out along with the LoR. Now I believe that most other organizations have a printed letterhead, the kind printed in a printing press. Will my letterhead then be valid?

Thanks.


The amount of whining on this board is laughable. You all present yourselves as LLM candidates to the best universities but can't complete a silly app without crying for help on what a letterhead should be like !??

Then there's someone griping about wanting extra time for submission of the app.

Another silly query is about a referee who uploaded a wrong letter: I'm dumbfounded.

Please read the instructions carefully and you can self-service all your queries.

LLM Boards is for sharing genuine problems, keeping others updated of extraordinary events and answering law school specific questions. It is not, IMO, a place to moan and whine, expose your foolishness and spread confusion amidst other prospects. Frankly, if you can't answer your own daft questions you don't deserve a place at an LLM program.
<blockquote>Guys I have two questions regarding my professional LoR.

The NPO I work for is a small organization with limited web presence. They don't have a website so I'm unable to provide an official email ID. Should I just mention this in the application where they ask for the official mail id? Does it sound convincing?

Secondly, how do the letterheads work in places other than India? My organization has a letterhead in the soft format which then I'll print out along with the LoR. Now I believe that most other organizations have a printed letterhead, the kind printed in a printing press. Will my letterhead then be valid?

Thanks.</blockquote>

The amount of whining on this board is laughable. You all present yourselves as LLM candidates to the best universities but can't complete a silly app without crying for help on what a letterhead should be like !??

Then there's someone griping about wanting extra time for submission of the app.

Another silly query is about a referee who uploaded a wrong letter: I'm dumbfounded.

Please read the instructions carefully and you can self-service all your queries.

LLM Boards is for sharing genuine problems, keeping others updated of extraordinary events and answering law school specific questions. It is not, IMO, a place to moan and whine, expose your foolishness and spread confusion amidst other prospects. Frankly, if you can't answer your own daft questions you don't deserve a place at an LLM program.
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sah130
I did start this thread to create a platform for fellow applicants to Columbia Fall 2015 to get to know each other. Haven't had any meaningful responses on that front yet!
I did start this thread to create a platform for fellow applicants to Columbia Fall 2015 to get to know each other. Haven't had any meaningful responses on that front yet!
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Kats_K
@jsd LLM Guide is what one wants it to be. If you don't have anything to share, then shut up and mind your own business. Don't pontificate. My or anybody's competence isn't for you to judge.
@jsd LLM Guide is what one wants it to be. If you don't have anything to share, then shut up and mind your own business. Don't pontificate. My or anybody's competence isn't for you to judge.
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Kats_K
I did start this thread to create a platform for fellow applicants to Columbia Fall 2015 to get to know each other. Haven't had any meaningful responses on that front yet!


Why don't you start by telling us something about yourself and your experiences. All I know about you is that you applied for an early review!

I've just begun so I have no tangible experiences, so to say.
I'm from an NLS (Indian) with 5 years work ex-corporate, litigation and NPO. I'm looking at focussing on Human Rights.
<blockquote>I did start this thread to create a platform for fellow applicants to Columbia Fall 2015 to get to know each other. Haven't had any meaningful responses on that front yet!</blockquote>

Why don't you start by telling us something about yourself and your experiences. All I know about you is that you applied for an early review!

I've just begun so I have no tangible experiences, so to say.
I'm from an NLS (Indian) with 5 years work ex-corporate, litigation and NPO. I'm looking at focussing on Human Rights.
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