Columbia Fall 2015 LLM


sdd0307

Hi guys,

I have a question regarding admission standards.

I've read the following on CLS website: "Strong preference is given to applicants who have had at least one year of work experience after earning their first law degree."

I'm French, and I have a 18-month experience (2x6 months in law firms, 2 months in an association, 1 month in an arbitral court and 6 months in a legal clinic) posterior to my first law degree (3 years of law school in France). However, this 18-month experience was before I passed the bar and during the completion of my Master's degree (two years of law school in France). So do you think it could be seen as sufficient regarding CLS standards ?

Second question, do you know if - in the case where they're expecting an "association type position" - some people got admitted without having worked 1 or 2 year(s) as an associate in a law firm or an organization after passing the bar in their country / graduating ?

Thank you very much :)

Hi guys,

I have a question regarding admission standards.

I've read the following on CLS website: "Strong preference is given to applicants who have had at least one year of work experience after earning their first law degree."

I'm French, and I have a 18-month experience (2x6 months in law firms, 2 months in an association, 1 month in an arbitral court and 6 months in a legal clinic) posterior to my first law degree (3 years of law school in France). However, this 18-month experience was before I passed the bar and during the completion of my Master's degree (two years of law school in France). So do you think it could be seen as sufficient regarding CLS standards ?

Second question, do you know if - in the case where they're expecting an "association type position" - some people got admitted without having worked 1 or 2 year(s) as an associate in a law firm or an organization after passing the bar in their country / graduating ?

Thank you very much :)
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bluecrown

Hi guys,

I have a question regarding admission standards.

I've read the following on CLS website: "Strong preference is given to applicants who have had at least one year of work experience after earning their first law degree."

I'm French, and I have a 18-month experience (2x6 months in law firms, 2 months in an association, 1 month in an arbitral court and 6 months in a legal clinic) posterior to my first law degree (3 years of law school in France). However, this 18-month experience was before I passed the bar and during the completion of my Master's degree (two years of law school in France). So do you think it could be seen as sufficient regarding CLS standards ?

Second question, do you know if - in the case where they're expecting an "association type position" - some people got admitted without having worked 1 or 2 year(s) as an associate in a law firm or an organization after passing the bar in their country / graduating ?

Thank you very much :)


I know that in our class there was someone admitted without an associate type of work experience. And 3 years ago, someone was offered admission who only had 5 months of work experience post law school. But this is the exception rather than the norm.

<blockquote>Hi guys,

I have a question regarding admission standards.

I've read the following on CLS website: "Strong preference is given to applicants who have had at least one year of work experience after earning their first law degree."

I'm French, and I have a 18-month experience (2x6 months in law firms, 2 months in an association, 1 month in an arbitral court and 6 months in a legal clinic) posterior to my first law degree (3 years of law school in France). However, this 18-month experience was before I passed the bar and during the completion of my Master's degree (two years of law school in France). So do you think it could be seen as sufficient regarding CLS standards ?

Second question, do you know if - in the case where they're expecting an "association type position" - some people got admitted without having worked 1 or 2 year(s) as an associate in a law firm or an organization after passing the bar in their country / graduating ?

Thank you very much :)</blockquote>

I know that in our class there was someone admitted without an associate type of work experience. And 3 years ago, someone was offered admission who only had 5 months of work experience post law school. But this is the exception rather than the norm.
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sdd0307

Thanks bluecrown, so even if these are exceptions, I can still hope to get an admission offer :)

Thanks bluecrown, so even if these are exceptions, I can still hope to get an admission offer :)
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bluecrown

Thanks bluecrown, so even if these are exceptions, I can still hope to get an admission offer :)


I believe so. In our class, we had at least 2 LLMs who have not yet worked after obtaining their law degree. One of them is Canadian and the other one is French. :)

<blockquote>Thanks bluecrown, so even if these are exceptions, I can still hope to get an admission offer :)</blockquote>

I believe so. In our class, we had at least 2 LLMs who have not yet worked after obtaining their law degree. One of them is Canadian and the other one is French. :)
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shimmer

Hey guys!

Did anyone receive any form of financial aid already?

Hey guys!

Did anyone receive any form of financial aid already?
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Lulu87

To those of you wondering if admission emails are still being sent, I received my admission last night (regular track).

Regarding fiancial aid, my email stated "Regrettably, due to our limited financial resources, we are unable to offer you financial assistance.", so I guess those of you who don't have this statement are under consideration for financial aid.

Good luck!

To those of you wondering if admission emails are still being sent, I received my admission last night (regular track).

Regarding fiancial aid, my email stated "Regrettably, due to our limited financial resources, we are unable to offer you financial assistance.", so I guess those of you who don't have this statement are under consideration for financial aid.

Good luck!
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woniu

Hi guys, I just found my application status became 'your application is complete', and under title 'fee', besides application fee there are also deposit 1 and deposit 2. How about your guys? Is it normal? I haven't heared of any decision from Columbia. Still waiting.

Hi guys, I just found my application status became 'your application is complete', and under title 'fee', besides application fee there are also deposit 1 and deposit 2. How about your guys? Is it normal? I haven't heared of any decision from Columbia. Still waiting.
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To those of you wondering if admission emails are still being sent, I received my admission last night (regular track).

Regarding fiancial aid, my email stated "Regrettably, due to our limited financial resources, we are unable to offer you financial assistance.", so I guess those of you who don't have this statement are under consideration for financial aid.

Good luck!


hi, when was your application completed?

<blockquote>To those of you wondering if admission emails are still being sent, I received my admission last night (regular track).

Regarding fiancial aid, my email stated "Regrettably, due to our limited financial resources, we are unable to offer you financial assistance.", so I guess those of you who don't have this statement are under consideration for financial aid.

Good luck! </blockquote>

hi, when was your application completed?
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Hi guys, I just found my application status became 'your application is complete', and under title 'fee', besides application fee there are also deposit 1 and deposit 2. How about your guys? Is it normal? I haven't heared of any decision from Columbia. Still waiting.


the same:)

<blockquote>Hi guys, I just found my application status became 'your application is complete', and under title 'fee', besides application fee there are also deposit 1 and deposit 2. How about your guys? Is it normal? I haven't heared of any decision from Columbia. Still waiting.</blockquote>

the same:)
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LLM2015/16

Hi guys,
Did anyone receive a scholarship or financial aid decision yet?
Thanks and good luck to all!

Hi guys,
Did anyone receive a scholarship or financial aid decision yet?
Thanks and good luck to all!
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Lulu87

To those of you wondering if admission emails are still being sent, I received my admission last night (regular track).

Regarding fiancial aid, my email stated "Regrettably, due to our limited financial resources, we are unable to offer you financial assistance.", so I guess those of you who don't have this statement are under consideration for financial aid.

Good luck!


hi, when was your application completed?



It was completed on December 1st.

<blockquote><blockquote>To those of you wondering if admission emails are still being sent, I received my admission last night (regular track).

Regarding fiancial aid, my email stated "Regrettably, due to our limited financial resources, we are unable to offer you financial assistance.", so I guess those of you who don't have this statement are under consideration for financial aid.

Good luck! </blockquote>

hi, when was your application completed? </blockquote>


It was completed on December 1st.

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Sagi

Hi guys, I just found my application status became 'your application is complete', and under title 'fee', besides application fee there are also deposit 1 and deposit 2. How about your guys? Is it normal? I haven't heared of any decision from Columbia. Still waiting.


the same:)


Mine is no different... I guess its pretty normal. lol

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys, I just found my application status became 'your application is complete', and under title 'fee', besides application fee there are also deposit 1 and deposit 2. How about your guys? Is it normal? I haven't heared of any decision from Columbia. Still waiting.</blockquote>

the same:)</blockquote>

Mine is no different... I guess its pretty normal. lol
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CorpLaw

Did anyone hear from Columbia this past week?

Did anyone hear from Columbia this past week?
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luisa123

Did anyone hear from Columbia this past week?


No! This wait is killing me!

<blockquote>Did anyone hear from Columbia this past week? </blockquote>

No! This wait is killing me!
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jlmarcial

Congratulations to all admitted!

For those already admitted to more than one university: when do you expect to make a decision and decline / withdraw the other offers?


Best

Congratulations to all admitted!

For those already admitted to more than one university: when do you expect to make a decision and decline / withdraw the other offers?


Best
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LLM2015/16

Congratulations to all admitted!

For those already admitted to more than one university: when do you expect to make a decision and decline / withdraw the other offers?


Best


Depends when all scholarships/ fee waiver decisions be announced. Once I am able to see the whole picture in terms of all acceptance and financial decisions I will withdraw from all programs other than the one I choose. I thinks this is true to all those who were accepted to more than one program.

<blockquote>Congratulations to all admitted!

For those already admitted to more than one university: when do you expect to make a decision and decline / withdraw the other offers?


Best</blockquote>

Depends when all scholarships/ fee waiver decisions be announced. Once I am able to see the whole picture in terms of all acceptance and financial decisions I will withdraw from all programs other than the one I choose. I thinks this is true to all those who were accepted to more than one program.
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sah130

Hi jlmarcial,

I have already declined the offer to enroll at Columbia. I was admitted under the early review program.

Hi jlmarcial,

I have already declined the offer to enroll at Columbia. I was admitted under the early review program.
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jlmarcial

Hi jlmarcial,

I have already declined the offer to enroll at Columbia. I was admitted under the early review program.


sah130,
Many thanks for your reply!
:)

<blockquote>Hi jlmarcial,

I have already declined the offer to enroll at Columbia. I was admitted under the early review program.
</blockquote>

sah130,
Many thanks for your reply!
:)
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k818

For those who are admitted and have paid the first deposit: have you received your account to the university housing website? I paid sometime in the later days of February but has not received the account information.

For those who are admitted and have paid the first deposit: have you received your account to the university housing website? I paid sometime in the later days of February but has not received the account information.
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khush88

Hi, mine had the deposit 1 and 2 option. However, thats gone now. Do you guys still have it?

Hi guys, I just found my application status became 'your application is complete', and under title 'fee', besides application fee there are also deposit 1 and deposit 2. How about your guys? Is it normal? I haven't heared of any decision from Columbia. Still waiting.


the same:)


Mine is no different... I guess its pretty normal. lol

Hi, mine had the deposit 1 and 2 option. However, thats gone now. Do you guys still have it?

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys, I just found my application status became 'your application is complete', and under title 'fee', besides application fee there are also deposit 1 and deposit 2. How about your guys? Is it normal? I haven't heared of any decision from Columbia. Still waiting.</blockquote>

the same:)</blockquote>

Mine is no different... I guess its pretty normal. lol</blockquote>
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