Columbia Fall 2015 LLM


Gotham

Hi guys, congratulations to every one of you ! Did you all receive your offer via email ? Is the "rolling basis" accurate or should I expect to be rejected since I haven't received an offer yet ?

Hi guys, congratulations to every one of you ! Did you all receive your offer via email ? Is the "rolling basis" accurate or should I expect to be rejected since I haven't received an offer yet ?
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Nipsa

I do not think there is any reason to doubt the veracity of the statement that application review is randomised and offers are made on a rolling basis. Offers were made last week, offers are being made this week and likely there are offers still to be made through to end of March (and possibly later). No reason to assume you have been rejected Gotham.

And yes, offer via email - pack to follow via mail.

I do not think there is any reason to doubt the veracity of the statement that application review is randomised and offers are made on a rolling basis. Offers were made last week, offers are being made this week and likely there are offers still to be made through to end of March (and possibly later). No reason to assume you have been rejected Gotham.

And yes, offer via email - pack to follow via mail.
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shimmer

So denials on financial aid application are included already in the email of admission?

My letter says that they will still review financial aid applications on a rolling basis.

So denials on financial aid application are included already in the email of admission?

My letter says that they will still review financial aid applications on a rolling basis.
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Nipsa

For me, it is clear. The admission email states that they are unable to office financial assistance.

For me, it is clear. The admission email states that they are unable to office financial assistance.
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GP1981

I do not think there is any reason to doubt the veracity of teh statement that application is review is randomised and offers are made on a rolling basis. Offers were made last week, offers are being made this week and likely there are offers still to be made through to end of March (and possibly later). No reason to assume you have been rejected Gotham.

And yes, offer via email - pack to follow via mail.


Thanks Nipsa. I needed this.

<blockquote>I do not think there is any reason to doubt the veracity of teh statement that application is review is randomised and offers are made on a rolling basis. Offers were made last week, offers are being made this week and likely there are offers still to be made through to end of March (and possibly later). No reason to assume you have been rejected Gotham.

And yes, offer via email - pack to follow via mail.</blockquote>

Thanks Nipsa. I needed this.
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Gotham

I do not think there is any reason to doubt the veracity of teh statement that application is review is randomised and offers are made on a rolling basis. Offers were made last week, offers are being made this week and likely there are offers still to be made through to end of March (and possibly later). No reason to assume you have been rejected Gotham.

And yes, offer via email - pack to follow via mail.


Thanks for your answer ! Those processes are starting to drive me crazy, I can't focus on something else !

<blockquote>I do not think there is any reason to doubt the veracity of teh statement that application is review is randomised and offers are made on a rolling basis. Offers were made last week, offers are being made this week and likely there are offers still to be made through to end of March (and possibly later). No reason to assume you have been rejected Gotham.

And yes, offer via email - pack to follow via mail.</blockquote>

Thanks for your answer ! Those processes are starting to drive me crazy, I can't focus on something else !
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jlmarcial

I truly sympathize with you Gotham. I cant focus in nothing else either.

I truly sympathize with you Gotham. I cant focus in nothing else either.
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imnc

Any luck with admission decisions? For regular track applicants.


Hi! My friend just got her offer of admission today; regular cycle; no decision yet on financial aid. But I think that is more of the exception than the norm. The bulk of the offers should be released in March. Best of luck everyone!


Bluecrown, I see that some people have admission offers that state no financial aid. Others like me have offers which state that decision on aid will be taken soon and I will be informed. Do you know what are the chances of aid if it has not been refused outright in the offer?

<blockquote><blockquote>Any luck with admission decisions? For regular track applicants. </blockquote>

Hi! My friend just got her offer of admission today; regular cycle; no decision yet on financial aid. But I think that is more of the exception than the norm. The bulk of the offers should be released in March. Best of luck everyone!</blockquote>

Bluecrown, I see that some people have admission offers that state no financial aid. Others like me have offers which state that decision on aid will be taken soon and I will be informed. Do you know what are the chances of aid if it has not been refused outright in the offer?
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Congratulations to all the successful applicants. The rest of us should keep our fingers crossed :) good luck guys.

Congratulations to all the successful applicants. The rest of us should keep our fingers crossed :) good luck guys.
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From what I have heard in lecture given by the Dean, Columbia favors students who focus their studies in Human Rights. If you are a business lawyer, chances are that you won't get any help.
For these reason, I applied for the Appel Fellowship because I want to focus my studies in public policies.

From what I have heard in lecture given by the Dean, Columbia favors students who focus their studies in Human Rights. If you are a business lawyer, chances are that you won't get any help.
For these reason, I applied for the Appel Fellowship because I want to focus my studies in public policies.
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shimmer

Did the Dean mention anything about the Appel Fellowship or Human Rights Fellowship, i.e. number of Fellows for 2015-2016?

Did the Dean mention anything about the Appel Fellowship or Human Rights Fellowship, i.e. number of Fellows for 2015-2016?
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She didn't.

She didn't.
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imnc

From what I have heard in lecture given by the Dean, Columbia favors students who focus their studies in Human Rights. If you are a business lawyer, chances are that you won't get any help.
For these reason, I applied for the Appel Fellowship because I want to focus my studies in public policies.


The information one of my professors has given me, she is a doctorate from columbia, is that they award scholarhsip and aid based on means more than academic ability / area of study. I have not much interest in business law but dont believe that it would contribute to aid decision. There can be people in academic positions = less means who want to study business law also. They might get aid.

<blockquote>From what I have heard in lecture given by the Dean, Columbia favors students who focus their studies in Human Rights. If you are a business lawyer, chances are that you won't get any help.
For these reason, I applied for the Appel Fellowship because I want to focus my studies in public policies.</blockquote>

The information one of my professors has given me, she is a doctorate from columbia, is that they award scholarhsip and aid based on means more than academic ability / area of study. I have not much interest in business law but dont believe that it would contribute to aid decision. There can be people in academic positions = less means who want to study business law also. They might get aid.
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From what I have heard in lecture given by the Dean, Columbia favors students who focus their studies in Human Rights. If you are a business lawyer, chances are that you won't get any help.
For these reason, I applied for the Appel Fellowship because I want to focus my studies in public policies.



The information one of my professors has given me, she is a doctorate from columbia, is that they award scholarhsip and aid based on means more than academic ability / area of study. I have not much interest in business law but dont believe that it would contribute to aid decision. There can be people in academic positions = less means who want to study business law also. They might get aid.



I hope you are right. I am just mentioning what I heard. I also believe that they identify some candidates as someone they would like to invest due to their potential, notwithstanding what was said in the lecture.

<blockquote><blockquote>From what I have heard in lecture given by the Dean, Columbia favors students who focus their studies in Human Rights. If you are a business lawyer, chances are that you won't get any help.
For these reason, I applied for the Appel Fellowship because I want to focus my studies in public policies.</blockquote>



The information one of my professors has given me, she is a doctorate from columbia, is that they award scholarhsip and aid based on means more than academic ability / area of study. I have not much interest in business law but dont believe that it would contribute to aid decision. There can be people in academic positions = less means who want to study business law also. They might get aid.</blockquote>




I hope you are right. I am just mentioning what I heard. I also believe that they identify some candidates as someone they would like to invest due to their potential, notwithstanding what was said in the lecture.
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bluecrown

From what I have heard in lecture given by the Dean, Columbia favors students who focus their studies in Human Rights. If you are a business lawyer, chances are that you won't get any help.
For these reason, I applied for the Appel Fellowship because I want to focus my studies in public policies.



The information one of my professors has given me, she is a doctorate from columbia, is that they award scholarhsip and aid based on means more than academic ability / area of study. I have not much interest in business law but dont believe that it would contribute to aid decision. There can be people in academic positions = less means who want to study business law also. They might get aid.



I hope you are right. I am just mentioning what I heard. I also believe that they identify some candidates as someone they would like to invest due to their potential, notwithstanding what was said in the lecture.


Hi! My understanding is that the people who are in public interest, public service (e.g. government) and academia are given utmost priority in financial aid. Following this point, it therefore does not mean that an applicant focusing on corp./commercial/business law will no longer have a chance at getting aid or a scholarship. If you are or plan to be on the aforementioned sectors and your background or credentials could attest to that, you can get aid or a scholarship even if your focus is on business law. The reason behind it is that people who are in private practice are able to recoup their expenses because the private sector pays better vs those who work or government, public interest or academia (whether doing human rights or commercial practice). And based on 2 friends who received the Appel Fellowship in the past, it can be given to candidates who are in private practice. Appel Fellowship however, is not a full scholarship. Like I previously mentioned, Columbia also gives other scholarships in addition to the Human Rights Fellowship and Appel. And based on personal knowledge, these other scholarships could have the same monetary value as Appel, although not advertised.

In any case, relax a little! I wish you all the best! The wait is almost over! :)

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>From what I have heard in lecture given by the Dean, Columbia favors students who focus their studies in Human Rights. If you are a business lawyer, chances are that you won't get any help.
For these reason, I applied for the Appel Fellowship because I want to focus my studies in public policies.</blockquote>



The information one of my professors has given me, she is a doctorate from columbia, is that they award scholarhsip and aid based on means more than academic ability / area of study. I have not much interest in business law but dont believe that it would contribute to aid decision. There can be people in academic positions = less means who want to study business law also. They might get aid.</blockquote>




I hope you are right. I am just mentioning what I heard. I also believe that they identify some candidates as someone they would like to invest due to their potential, notwithstanding what was said in the lecture. </blockquote>

Hi! My understanding is that the people who are in public interest, public service (e.g. government) and academia are given utmost priority in financial aid. Following this point, it therefore does not mean that an applicant focusing on corp./commercial/business law will no longer have a chance at getting aid or a scholarship. If you are or plan to be on the aforementioned sectors and your background or credentials could attest to that, you can get aid or a scholarship even if your focus is on business law. The reason behind it is that people who are in private practice are able to recoup their expenses because the private sector pays better vs those who work or government, public interest or academia (whether doing human rights or commercial practice). And based on 2 friends who received the Appel Fellowship in the past, it can be given to candidates who are in private practice. Appel Fellowship however, is not a full scholarship. Like I previously mentioned, Columbia also gives other scholarships in addition to the Human Rights Fellowship and Appel. And based on personal knowledge, these other scholarships could have the same monetary value as Appel, although not advertised.

In any case, relax a little! I wish you all the best! The wait is almost over! :)
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shimmer

Hey guys!

For those who already received their offers from Columbia, any updates on financial aid?

Hey guys!

For those who already received their offers from Columbia, any updates on financial aid?
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bluecrown

Hi guys,

I have just learned that another friend of mine has been designated as the Appel Fellow for the Class of 2015. He was informed about it last month. To give you an idea, the Appel Fellow for 2012 is from Asia (private practice); the Appel Fellow for 2014 is from Europe (private practice); and the Appel Fellow for 2015 is from Asia (government service in the field of banking). They all happened to be good friends of mine.

Hi guys,

I have just learned that another friend of mine has been designated as the Appel Fellow for the Class of 2015. He was informed about it last month. To give you an idea, the Appel Fellow for 2012 is from Asia (private practice); the Appel Fellow for 2014 is from Europe (private practice); and the Appel Fellow for 2015 is from Asia (government service in the field of banking). They all happened to be good friends of mine.
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shimmer

So there is only one Appel Fellow?

So there is only one Appel Fellow?
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Student H

Hi guys!

I was admitted by early review, but I also don't have any news on financial aid yet.

Hi guys!

I was admitted by early review, but I also don't have any news on financial aid yet.
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bluecrown

So there is only one Appel Fellow?


I now have an answer to your question! I just found out that 2 of my friends were designated as Appel Fellows for the Class of 2015! :) So there can be more than 1 fellow at the very least.

<blockquote>So there is only one Appel Fellow? </blockquote>

I now have an answer to your question! I just found out that 2 of my friends were designated as Appel Fellows for the Class of 2015! :) So there can be more than 1 fellow at the very least.
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