Columbia Fall 2015 LLM


jsd

@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.


My dear Kats

LLM Guide is most certainly not what 'one whats it to be'. I for one would prefer it to be a discussion on the Carlsen game but that would be plain foolish, yes?

You claim to have 5 years exp. post your law degree; I find that hard to reconcile with the questions you raise. It doesnt take more than 5 minutes of exp. to understand what a letterhead means and whether a printed v MS Word letterhead makes a difference. By asking such questions you only discredit yourself and wherever it is that you claim to have completed your law degree. In my time years and years ago we discussed what kind of legal problem would make HLS tick, how personal reference letters should be and the merits of early review. Not wallow in self-pity and solicit a pat on the back for *not* being able to complete an app without help. Or sweating over what U.S. Immigration would say before getting an offer. Or wondering whether it pays to exceed a word limit when there's a word limit.

All said and done here's a tip. After my JSD I spent a year aiding admission officers make decisions and expressing these kind of doubts are a one-way ticket to a rejection. Academic proficiency aside, you seem under-confident and ill-equipped to comprehend what is as simple an application as there will ever be - and these things matter more than whether you're in the top 5% or 10%. Harsh as it may sound, its probably best for you not to apply this year. Take a gap, go hiking, see some countries, get lost in a new city and maybe get a part time job. There's a slight chance you'll be more mature next year to apply for the 2016 programs.

<blockquote>@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. </blockquote>

My dear Kats

LLM Guide is most certainly not what 'one whats it to be'. I for one would prefer it to be a discussion on the Carlsen game but that would be plain foolish, yes?

You claim to have 5 years exp. post your law degree; I find that hard to reconcile with the questions you raise. It doesnt take more than 5 minutes of exp. to understand what a letterhead means and whether a printed v MS Word letterhead makes a difference. By asking such questions you only discredit yourself and wherever it is that you claim to have completed your law degree. In my time years and years ago we discussed what kind of legal problem would make HLS tick, how personal reference letters should be and the merits of early review. Not wallow in self-pity and solicit a pat on the back for *not* being able to complete an app without help. Or sweating over what U.S. Immigration would say before getting an offer. Or wondering whether it pays to exceed a word limit when there's a word limit.

All said and done here's a tip. After my JSD I spent a year aiding admission officers make decisions and expressing these kind of doubts are a one-way ticket to a rejection. Academic proficiency aside, you seem under-confident and ill-equipped to comprehend what is as simple an application as there will ever be - and these things matter more than whether you're in the top 5% or 10%. Harsh as it may sound, its probably best for you not to apply this year. Take a gap, go hiking, see some countries, get lost in a new city and maybe get a part time job. There's a slight chance you'll be more mature next year to apply for the 2016 programs.

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Kats_K

My dear jsd,

Whatever I might be, I'm definitely not pompous, arrogant and judgmental as you are. It might not strike you that I'm already done discussing LoRs, essays, resume with people who matter. Also, and I'll give credit to Llm guide for this, it has guided me well in those respect. Whatever little foolish doubts I may have I don't mind airing them as long as they seem genuine to me.

What's interesting though, in your first post after many many years, all you can do is spew bile? What has your years of education and experience reduced you to?

Anyway, irrespective of what you may feel, I shall continue as always. This is my last post addressed to you. Good luck!

My dear jsd,

Whatever I might be, I'm definitely not pompous, arrogant and judgmental as you are. It might not strike you that I'm already done discussing LoRs, essays, resume with people who matter. Also, and I'll give credit to Llm guide for this, it has guided me well in those respect. Whatever little foolish doubts I may have I don't mind airing them as long as they seem genuine to me.

What's interesting though, in your first post after many many years, all you can do is spew bile? What has your years of education and experience reduced you to?

Anyway, irrespective of what you may feel, I shall continue as always. This is my last post addressed to you. Good luck!
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hobbit

Hey fellas,

Applied for the Early Review. Indian again, as many here seem to be. Interested in M&A practice, and have focused my app on that. Not sure if Early Review helps, but certainly takes off the monkey from your back - and can focus on other apps as well. Where all other than CLS have you applied / planning to apply.

Cheers.

Hey fellas,

Applied for the Early Review. Indian again, as many here seem to be. Interested in M&A practice, and have focused my app on that. Not sure if Early Review helps, but certainly takes off the monkey from your back - and can focus on other apps as well. Where all other than CLS have you applied / planning to apply.

Cheers.
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I am applying for the Appel Fellowship for the CLS LLM, is there any recommended area of research? Anybody going to CLS would care to give us some insight??

I am applying for the Appel Fellowship for the CLS LLM, is there any recommended area of research? Anybody going to CLS would care to give us some insight??
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jsd



Anyway, irrespective of what you may feel, I shall continue as always. This is my last post addressed to you. Good luck!


That's a shame..I get exasperated when I see crybabies on this forum trumpeting their grades and experience but unable to complete a simple form by themselves. At your present level of maturity you would likely not be in a good position to make use of an LLM even if you get a place somewhere. Applicants like you are not only a poor fit for an LLM, you also take up the place of another who would have been more suited for the spot. Anyway, no hard feelings mate.

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Anyway, irrespective of what you may feel, I shall continue as always. This is my last post addressed to you. Good luck! </blockquote>

That's a shame..I get exasperated when I see crybabies on this forum trumpeting their grades and experience but unable to complete a simple form by themselves. At your present level of maturity you would likely not be in a good position to make use of an LLM even if you get a place somewhere. Applicants like you are not only a poor fit for an LLM, you also take up the place of another who would have been more suited for the spot. Anyway, no hard feelings mate.
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Kats_K

Would anyone here know what projects the Gender and Sexuality Law Clinic is currently involved in?

Thanks.

Would anyone here know what projects the Gender and Sexuality Law Clinic is currently involved in?

Thanks.
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sah130

Hi all,

Well I Am a lawyer from India with 5 years of work experience. I specialize in trademark and copyright law. In addition to applying to Columbia under the early review program, I have applied to Berekeley and Stanford. I am also shortly planning to apply to NYU, GW law and Cardozo.

Sorry don't have the answer to the previous two questions but nice to meet you all!

Hi all,

Well I Am a lawyer from India with 5 years of work experience. I specialize in trademark and copyright law. In addition to applying to Columbia under the early review program, I have applied to Berekeley and Stanford. I am also shortly planning to apply to NYU, GW law and Cardozo.

Sorry don't have the answer to the previous two questions but nice to meet you all!
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sah130

Haven't heard from anyone. Is no one applying to Columbia for 2015 fall?

Haven't heard from anyone. Is no one applying to Columbia for 2015 fall?
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Hello, I intend to apply for Columbia. My focus is in Competition Law and Regulation. I have 4 years experience in the field.

I intend to apply in the end of the month.

Hello, I intend to apply for Columbia. My focus is in Competition Law and Regulation. I have 4 years experience in the field.

I intend to apply in the end of the month.
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Yes, me too, I am still waiting for my TOEFL test score, although I have one but it's outdated. I have a focus on competition Law too Joy, I have experience working with the Competition Regulation Committee in my country. Can you share your 4 year experience in detail with us?

Yes, me too, I am still waiting for my TOEFL test score, although I have one but it's outdated. I have a focus on competition Law too Joy, I have experience working with the Competition Regulation Committee in my country. Can you share your 4 year experience in detail with us?
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I work for the Government in my country and my focus is towards Enforcement and Public Policies.
I am also waiting TOEFL results in order to apply. I heard that NYU, Berkeley, HLS, Chicago and University of Pensilvania also have great Competition programs.

I work for the Government in my country and my focus is towards Enforcement and Public Policies.
I am also waiting TOEFL results in order to apply. I heard that NYU, Berkeley, HLS, Chicago and University of Pensilvania also have great Competition programs.
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Yes, i've heard the same of Pensilvania and NYU, not sure about the other, how about Michigan? I know its Intl Law program is solid, but not sure about Competition, I think they offer a fair amount of financial aid.

Best of Lucks.

Yes, i've heard the same of Pensilvania and NYU, not sure about the other, how about Michigan? I know its Intl Law program is solid, but not sure about Competition, I think they offer a fair amount of financial aid.

Best of Lucks.
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Oxbridge, have you checked those old posts from the LLM Guide?

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/50376
http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/2005/03/us_law_schools_.html
Additional comments:

I didn't hear anything about Michigan. They also didn't mention Columbia, but I heard that Columbia has a famous journal in the Area. Besides,it seems like Columbia and NYU have some kind of agreement. So, if we like we can choose to attend some courses at NYU.

Best of luck to us!

Oxbridge, have you checked those old posts from the LLM Guide?

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/50376
http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/2005/03/us_law_schools_.html
Additional comments:

I didn't hear anything about Michigan. They also didn't mention Columbia, but I heard that Columbia has a famous journal in the Area. Besides,it seems like Columbia and NYU have some kind of agreement. So, if we like we can choose to attend some courses at NYU.

Best of luck to us!
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Really, an agreement? It would be great to spend time in both law schools! Do your have official information about it?

I find NYU program really interesting... Not sure about Georgetown, although it is true that most of the action is happening right there, have you checked on internships or summer programs in law firms or agencies located in NY?

Really, an agreement? It would be great to spend time in both law schools! Do your have official information about it?

I find NYU program really interesting... Not sure about Georgetown, although it is true that most of the action is happening right there, have you checked on internships or summer programs in law firms or agencies located in NY?
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I heard the information in a lecture given by the Dean of Columbia, but I don't know how it works. She only mentioned that students at Columbia had this choice and I was glad because I would definetely try to attend Eleanor M. Fox classes at NYU. She also mention that Columbia has a lot of workshops, such as the negotiation workshop.

I didn't research the internships though, but I did hear ( in the same lecture) that some of Columbia students were invited to work at some agencies such as FTC.

It seems like the networking in Columbia is incredible, they are all over the world.

Do you have any information regarding internships?
from what I have heard, Georgetown is very good in everything related to the Government.

According to the ranking above, Georgetown is in a very good position (even though it is not specifically related to antitrust)
http://www.businessinsider.com/best-law-schools-in-the-us-2013-9

I heard the information in a lecture given by the Dean of Columbia, but I don't know how it works. She only mentioned that students at Columbia had this choice and I was glad because I would definetely try to attend Eleanor M. Fox classes at NYU. She also mention that Columbia has a lot of workshops, such as the negotiation workshop.

I didn't research the internships though, but I did hear ( in the same lecture) that some of Columbia students were invited to work at some agencies such as FTC.

It seems like the networking in Columbia is incredible, they are all over the world.

Do you have any information regarding internships?
from what I have heard, Georgetown is very good in everything related to the Government.

According to the ranking above, Georgetown is in a very good position (even though it is not specifically related to antitrust)
http://www.businessinsider.com/best-law-schools-in-the-us-2013-9



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sakuil

I talked to my lecturer at the UCL, so here is his assessment of top antitrust law schools in the US:
- Harvard, Columbia and Chicago are probably the best.
- Berkeley is good if you are interested in IPRs.
- Other top universities with some competition law offerings: NYU, Michigan.
- If you are really interested in competition law you should check Tier 2 universities such as George Washington and George Mason.

I talked to my lecturer at the UCL, so here is his assessment of top antitrust law schools in the US:
- Harvard, Columbia and Chicago are probably the best.
- Berkeley is good if you are interested in IPRs.
- Other top universities with some competition law offerings: NYU, Michigan.
- If you are really interested in competition law you should check Tier 2 universities such as George Washington and George Mason.
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Anyone knows if the Diversity and Innovation clinic is available for the LLM? I tried to contact Professor Susan Sturm but did not get an answer about the recommended research topics.

In general, are clinics and workshops from CLS available for LLM students?? I cannot find any reference on this in the courses section.

Anyone knows if the “Diversity and Innovation” clinic is available for the LLM? I tried to contact Professor Susan Sturm but did not get an answer about the recommended research topics.

In general, are clinics and workshops from CLS available for LLM students?? I cannot find any reference on this in the courses section.
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Zhao

Hi, I have applied early review of CLS Fall 2015 LLM

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, I have applied early review of CLS Fall 2015 LLM

<blockquote>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</blockquote>
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coxa1909

Hi guys!

Any clue when Columbia will start to send out decisions for those who applied under the ER process?

Hi guys!

Any clue when Columbia will start to send out decisions for those who applied under the ER process?
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sah130

Hi there, I guess we will start receiving decisions third week of December onwards

Hi there, I guess we will start receiving decisions third week of December onwards
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