Columbia Fall 2015 LLM


GIGI26

Does anyone know what is the normal deadline for accepting offers at Columbia? Is it April1st? If so, I assume that available seats, if any, will be allocated among those on waitlist during the course of today/this week?

I am on waitlist, and already lost a few good offers which expired yesterday, and am afraid to lose those I have left until hearing back from Columbia. I will probably wait until the end of this week, but no longer.

Any advice will be appreciated.


I can tell you that I am still waiting for a decision...

<blockquote>Does anyone know what is the normal deadline for accepting offers at Columbia? Is it April1st? If so, I assume that available seats, if any, will be allocated among those on waitlist during the course of today/this week?

I am on waitlist, and already lost a few good offers which expired yesterday, and am afraid to lose those I have left until hearing back from Columbia. I will probably wait until the end of this week, but no longer.

Any advice will be appreciated.</blockquote>

I can tell you that I am still waiting for a decision...
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Charlie.Z

Still haven't heard any decision from CLS yet...

Still haven't heard any decision from CLS yet...
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AS1307

Haven't heard anything yet as well. I was hoping to hear something this week but I guess it will need to wait till next week, if at all.

Haven't heard anything yet as well. I was hoping to hear something this week but I guess it will need to wait till next week, if at all.
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LLM_SLS

For those who are waitlisted, I am declining the offer

For those who are waitlisted, I am declining the offer
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LLM3007

Has anyone spoken to the Admissions Office again? I had sent a request for an expedited decision 12 days back and I still haven't received a response..

Has anyone spoken to the Admissions Office again? I had sent a request for an expedited decision 12 days back and I still haven't received a response..
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graceg

Dear All, I've accepted! Is anyone else attending 2015/16?
To those who are still waiting, best of luck!

Dear All, I've accepted! Is anyone else attending 2015/16?
To those who are still waiting, best of luck!
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mistyw

I have sent my expedited decision request to the Admissions Committee and they replied me just the following day informing that I've been accepted. A bit surprised since I was rejected from NYU..

Best of luck to those who are waiting for the results. Don't lose hopes! :)

I have sent my expedited decision request to the Admissions Committee and they replied me just the following day informing that I've been accepted. A bit surprised since I was rejected from NYU..

Best of luck to those who are waiting for the results. Don't lose hopes! :)
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arallm

Any news about financial aid? Is it possible that all offers have been made already on financial aid so if we haven't heard by now, then there's a good chance we won't get it?

Any news about financial aid? Is it possible that all offers have been made already on financial aid so if we haven't heard by now, then there's a good chance we won't get it?
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shyna

Congratulations to the admitted ! I sent an email for an expedite decision last week and haven't received any response yet... Could you please tell me when was your deadline for the other universities? To have an idea...

Thank you!

Congratulations to the admitted ! I sent an email for an expedite decision last week and haven't received any response yet... Could you please tell me when was your deadline for the other universities? To have an idea...

Thank you!
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Con.LLM

So, I am in somewhat of a quandary and hope for some thoughts. I have been admitted to both Columbia and Gtown. The fees seem to be the same. so the decision is not on merely economics and nor is rankings. But i cant seem to make up my mind between the two admits.
I am keen on International Economic Law and Litigation/Arbitration but also want the LLM investment to be meaningful.

Any thoughts

So, I am in somewhat of a quandary and hope for some thoughts. I have been admitted to both Columbia and Gtown. The fees seem to be the same. so the decision is not on merely economics and nor is rankings. But i cant seem to make up my mind between the two admits.
I am keen on International Economic Law and Litigation/Arbitration but also want the LLM investment to be meaningful.

Any thoughts
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bluecrown

So, I am in somewhat of a quandary and hope for some thoughts. I have been admitted to both Columbia and Gtown. The fees seem to be the same. so the decision is not on merely economics and nor is rankings. But i cant seem to make up my mind between the two admits.
I am keen on International Economic Law and Litigation/Arbitration but also want the LLM investment to be meaningful.

Any thoughts

Congratulations on your admission! CLS has a good arbitration program (George Bermann and Ian Laird teach at Columbia) and I heard that Georgetown has a good International Economic Law program, although CLS also has a good selection of IEL courses (Prof. Anu Bradford is one of the best professors at CLS). And of course, both schools rank high in International Law according to US News.

I guess it really depends on your preference between the 2 programs, and your lifestyle. New York v. DC will perhaps be at the top of these "other factors."

<blockquote>So, I am in somewhat of a quandary and hope for some thoughts. I have been admitted to both Columbia and Gtown. The fees seem to be the same. so the decision is not on merely economics and nor is rankings. But i cant seem to make up my mind between the two admits.
I am keen on International Economic Law and Litigation/Arbitration but also want the LLM investment to be meaningful.

Any thoughts</blockquote>
Congratulations on your admission! CLS has a good arbitration program (George Bermann and Ian Laird teach at Columbia) and I heard that Georgetown has a good International Economic Law program, although CLS also has a good selection of IEL courses (Prof. Anu Bradford is one of the best professors at CLS). And of course, both schools rank high in International Law according to US News.

I guess it really depends on your preference between the 2 programs, and your lifestyle. New York v. DC will perhaps be at the top of these "other factors."
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AS1307

Hello all,

Anyone knows what is the nearest deadline for acceptance of admission offers made by CLS?

Hello all,

Anyone knows what is the nearest deadline for acceptance of admission offers made by CLS?
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sr1986

For Indian applicants: I was offered the Jagdish Bhagwati Fellowsip worth 45,000 dollars today. I will probably be declining the offer.

For Indian applicants: I was offered the Jagdish Bhagwati Fellowsip worth 45,000 dollars today. I will probably be declining the offer.
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LLM3007

Is there still anyone who is awaiting a response on admission? I have emailed them twice for an expedited review and still haven't received anything..
Please let me know if anyone has any updates from the Admissions office.

Is there still anyone who is awaiting a response on admission? I have emailed them twice for an expedited review and still haven't received anything..
Please let me know if anyone has any updates from the Admissions office.
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AS1307

I am in the same situation. I have emailed them a few times asking for a final decision on my file given approaching deadlines, and even called them, but have yet to receive any response.

I am in the same situation. I have emailed them a few times asking for a final decision on my file given approaching deadlines, and even called them, but have yet to receive any response.
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shyna

I'm still waiting too. I called this morning and they confirmed receipt of my email (two weeks ago). They said that usually we have a response one week before our deadline. In my case my deadline is next wednesday so hopefully I should hear from them soon....

I'm still waiting too. I called this morning and they confirmed receipt of my email (two weeks ago). They said that usually we have a response one week before our deadline. In my case my deadline is next wednesday so hopefully I should hear from them soon....
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ad2900

Admission decisions are made as late as May. While many of the people that requested expedited decisions got them on time, there is a small portion of people that won't get their answers soon, specially if they waited until April to request the expedited admission.

It's the same story with financial aid. They make decisions as late as June. For what I understand, they also give a strong preference to public interest/ human rights lawyers for their substantial aid awards, and for people from developing countries. If you don't fall under those categories you are most likely to receive better financial aid from NYU or Upenn.

Admission decisions are made as late as May. While many of the people that requested expedited decisions got them on time, there is a small portion of people that won't get their answers soon, specially if they waited until April to request the expedited admission.

It's the same story with financial aid. They make decisions as late as June. For what I understand, they also give a strong preference to public interest/ human rights lawyers for their substantial aid awards, and for people from developing countries. If you don't fall under those categories you are most likely to receive better financial aid from NYU or Upenn.
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LLM3007

Thank you so much for sharing this information.

Thank you so much for sharing this information.
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Aub

Just wanted to let you know that I got admitted today. Good luck to everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that I got admitted today. Good luck to everyone!
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I also have an expiring offer next Wednesday. I did speak to someone from the office, who informed me there's a 99% chance I should be able to receive a decision before then (and told me regardless of whether I had asked for an expedited decision, the offers would have probably gone out before then anyways). So I think there's going to be a wave of rejections/acceptance tomorrow - probably more rejections than acceptance since the class size is not that big, and it sounds like most of the acceptances have already gone out. But from looking at the previous posts, a lot of the decisions went out the Friday before the April 1 deadline. I know the next big deadline is the April 15 one. While Columbia is definitely my first choice, I don't think I'm that hopeful at this point, so waiting for that rejection any minute now. But I'm happy enough with my second choice. So good luck to all of us Columbia-hopefuls!!

I also have an expiring offer next Wednesday. I did speak to someone from the office, who informed me there's a 99% chance I should be able to receive a decision before then (and told me regardless of whether I had asked for an expedited decision, the offers would have probably gone out before then anyways). So I think there's going to be a wave of rejections/acceptance tomorrow - probably more rejections than acceptance since the class size is not that big, and it sounds like most of the acceptances have already gone out. But from looking at the previous posts, a lot of the decisions went out the Friday before the April 1 deadline. I know the next big deadline is the April 15 one. While Columbia is definitely my first choice, I don't think I'm that hopeful at this point, so waiting for that rejection any minute now. But I'm happy enough with my second choice. So good luck to all of us Columbia-hopefuls!!
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