Columbia LLM 2017


Seems like it's a bit different this year. Decisions seem later than usual. Not a lot of rejections reported. Haven't seen anyone report a waitlisting either. Maybe I am being too hopeful?

[Edited by Applicant227 on Mar 28, 2017]

Seems like it's a bit different this year. Decisions seem later than usual. Not a lot of rejections reported. Haven't seen anyone report a waitlisting either. Maybe I am being too hopeful?
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AlexLLM07
May be I am a bit too negative about it, but I believe that applicants who got no news are those who are kind of "waitlisted" and whose admissions depend on others' willingness to attend :p.. But still hoping of course
May be I am a bit too negative about it, but I believe that applicants who got no news are those who are kind of "waitlisted" and whose admissions depend on others' willingness to attend :p.. But still hoping of course
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psedonaam
does anyone know how much one can expect to receive in aid? the range at Chicago, for instance, seemed to be up to around $20K
does anyone know how much one can expect to receive in aid? the range at Chicago, for instance, seemed to be up to around $20K
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psedonaam


The same.
Status on my app track updated to "request received".


I did not even notice the change in the app tracker status (thank you). When are your deadlines btw? (I have April 1 for Chicago and April 3 for NYU).


March 31 (Michigan) and April 1 (Chicago, Duke), these are the ones I got a scholarship from. I attached the letters from these schools to my e-mail to Columbia, firstly to prove that I have deadlines, but also in hope that they may rase my chances of a scholarship from Columbia :D :D :D (not sure that it can work that way but it does not hurt to try :D )

I also have deadlines for UPenn, NYU and Berkeley around April but I decided against them anyway, so they are not dependant upon Columbia's decision.

I saw that Columbia can be pretty swift with expedited reviews, although they state that they cannot guarantee the decision by these deadlines.

Good luck to you and keep us posted :)


have you heard back from them as yet?
[quote][quote][quote][quote]For those waiting for info re: financial aid - I asked for expedited review of my application. So far, I just got an email stating that they forward my request to the AdmCom and that they will do their best to make a decision before my deadlines. [/quote]

The same.
Status on my app track updated to "request received". [/quote]

I did not even notice the change in the app tracker status (thank you). When are your deadlines btw? (I have April 1 for Chicago and April 3 for NYU). [/quote]

March 31 (Michigan) and April 1 (Chicago, Duke), these are the ones I got a scholarship from. I attached the letters from these schools to my e-mail to Columbia, firstly to prove that I have deadlines, but also in hope that they may rase my chances of a scholarship from Columbia :D :D :D (not sure that it can work that way but it does not hurt to try :D )

I also have deadlines for UPenn, NYU and Berkeley around April but I decided against them anyway, so they are not dependant upon Columbia's decision.

I saw that Columbia can be pretty swift with expedited reviews, although they state that they cannot guarantee the decision by these deadlines.

Good luck to you and keep us posted :) [/quote]

have you heard back from them as yet?
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Xea
Yes, I was admitted on March 23 and offered 20k against tuition.
Yes, I was admitted on March 23 and offered 20k against tuition.
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Ada123
I wrote to them for an expedited review on Saturday and supplied supporting materials yesterday - received an offer today!

All the best everyone, trust me when I say they haven't looked at all the applications yet!
I wrote to them for an expedited review on Saturday and supplied supporting materials yesterday - received an offer today!

All the best everyone, trust me when I say they haven't looked at all the applications yet!
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Congratulations to all those who have been accepted!

I requested for an expedited decision on Sunday and unfortunately, received a rejection today. In their email, the Admissions Committee praised my academic credentials but asked that I reapply after having gained more law-related work experience (I have been employed with a law firm for almost two years now). Has anyone else who has been rejected or waitlisted so far received the same explanation? Is this the generic response being doled out by the Admissions Committee? Has anyone else received a different reason/explanation?

I know a few people with the same or lesser duration of work experience who have been accepted, and that makes me question the strength of my credentials. I'm wondering if reapplying in a few months would make a difference or if I should directly apply for the 2019-20 LL.M. Any suggestions/input would be highly appreciated!
Congratulations to all those who have been accepted!

I requested for an expedited decision on Sunday and unfortunately, received a rejection today. In their email, the Admissions Committee praised my academic credentials but asked that I reapply after having gained more law-related work experience (I have been employed with a law firm for almost two years now). Has anyone else who has been rejected or waitlisted so far received the same explanation? Is this the generic response being doled out by the Admissions Committee? Has anyone else received a different reason/explanation?

I know a few people with the same or lesser duration of work experience who have been accepted, and that makes me question the strength of my credentials. I'm wondering if reapplying in a few months would make a difference or if I should directly apply for the 2019-20 LL.M. Any suggestions/input would be highly appreciated!
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llmlau
Congratulations to all those who have been accepted!

I requested for an expedited decision on Sunday and unfortunately, received a rejection today. In their email, the Admissions Committee praised my academic credentials but asked that I reapply after having gained more law-related work experience (I have been employed with a law firm for almost two years now). Has anyone else who has been rejected or waitlisted so far received the same explanation? Is this the generic response being doled out by the Admissions Committee? Has anyone else received a different reason/explanation?

I know a few people with the same or lesser duration of work experience who have been accepted, and that makes me question the strength of my credentials. I'm wondering if reapplying in a few months would make a difference or if I should directly apply for the 2019-20 LL.M. Any suggestions/input would be highly appreciated!


Hi! I've been admitted and I have 5 years of experience. Try to reapply when you have at least 3-5 years of work experience. This may help you! Good luck!!!
[quote]Congratulations to all those who have been accepted!

I requested for an expedited decision on Sunday and unfortunately, received a rejection today. In their email, the Admissions Committee praised my academic credentials but asked that I reapply after having gained more law-related work experience (I have been employed with a law firm for almost two years now). Has anyone else who has been rejected or waitlisted so far received the same explanation? Is this the generic response being doled out by the Admissions Committee? Has anyone else received a different reason/explanation?

I know a few people with the same or lesser duration of work experience who have been accepted, and that makes me question the strength of my credentials. I'm wondering if reapplying in a few months would make a difference or if I should directly apply for the 2019-20 LL.M. Any suggestions/input would be highly appreciated![/quote]

Hi! I've been admitted and I have 5 years of experience. Try to reapply when you have at least 3-5 years of work experience. This may help you! Good luck!!!
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For those who got accepted (Congrats!), when is the deadline for you to accept the offer?
For those who got accepted (Congrats!), when is the deadline for you to accept the offer?
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llmlau
For those who got accepted (Congrats!), when is the deadline for you to accept the offer?


My deadline is April 3! (I don't know if it's the same for everyone)

[Edited by llmlau on Mar 29, 2017]

[quote]For those who got accepted (Congrats!), when is the deadline for you to accept the offer? [/quote]

My deadline is April 3! (I don't know if it's the same for everyone)
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lot458
Got my decision on fin aid last night - 20k waiver, deadline April 3. So they kept their promise:)
Got my decision on fin aid last night - 20k waiver, deadline April 3. So they kept their promise:)
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pepona
Do you know how much the tuition will cost this year?
Do you know how much the tuition will cost this year?
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Got my decision on fin aid last night - 20k waiver, deadline April 3. So they kept their promise:)


Hi! Did anything change on your apllication status change page? Did they post the dates in which you should make the payments or did they only state the date in which the email was sent?

I dont know if they post the dates in which payments should be made for people who have asked for expedited decisions
[quote]Got my decision on fin aid last night - 20k waiver, deadline April 3. So they kept their promise:)[/quote]

Hi! Did anything change on your apllication status change page? Did they post the dates in which you should make the payments or did they only state the date in which the email was sent?

I dont know if they post the dates in which payments should be made for people who have asked for expedited decisions
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CChen
After anxiously waiting, the last day of March, I received the waitlist from Columbia. Well, I will still wait for Columbia's final decision until it comes.

Congrats to all who get admitted.
After anxiously waiting, the last day of March, I received the waitlist from Columbia. Well, I will still wait for Columbia's final decision until it comes.

Congrats to all who get admitted.
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mort
For those who got accepted (Congrats!), when is the deadline for you to accept the offer?


My deadline is April 3! (I don't know if it's the same for everyone)


I've been told I have until April 07, so I guess it isn't the same for everyone.

[Edited by mort on Mar 30, 2017]

[quote][quote]For those who got accepted (Congrats!), when is the deadline for you to accept the offer? [/quote]

My deadline is April 3! (I don't know if it's the same for everyone) [/quote]

I've been told I have until April 07, so I guess it isn't the same for everyone.
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MarieB
Do you think all those who haven't received any news, are definitively waitlisted or are they still handing out admissions?
Do you think all those who haven't received any news, are definitively waitlisted or are they still handing out admissions?
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PMolAya
I'm still waiting too. I also asked for expedite review a week ago...


Are your deadlines for other colleges around April 01, 2017?

I already missed a scholarship acceptance deadline...
[quote][quote]I'm still waiting too. I also asked for expedite review a week ago...[/quote]

Are your deadlines for other colleges around April 01, 2017?[/quote]
I already missed a scholarship acceptance deadline...
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PMolAya
Does anyone receive a waitlist email?
Does anyone receive a waitlist email?
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After anxiously waiting, the last day of March, I received the waitlist from Columbia. Well, I will still wait for Columbia's final decision until it comes.

Congrats to all who get admitted.


Hi there! I you don't mind me asking, did the email you received explicitly stated that you were waitlisted? I received an email from CLS a couple of days ago, saying that the school is "working hard and overtime to make sure everyone receives a decision by their stated deadline." And thanked me for my "continued patience."
Up to this point I'm not sure what does that indicate and whether or not I'll get a decision by my April 1 deadline. Or is it a de facto waitlist?

Thanks in advance for any insights!
[quote]After anxiously waiting, the last day of March, I received the waitlist from Columbia. Well, I will still wait for Columbia's final decision until it comes.

Congrats to all who get admitted.[/quote]

Hi there! I you don't mind me asking, did the email you received explicitly stated that you were waitlisted? I received an email from CLS a couple of days ago, saying that the school is "working hard and overtime to make sure everyone receives a decision by their stated deadline." And thanked me for my "continued patience."
Up to this point I'm not sure what does that indicate and whether or not I'll get a decision by my April 1 deadline. Or is it a de facto waitlist?

Thanks in advance for any insights!
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Congratulations to all those who have been accepted!

I requested for an expedited decision on Sunday and unfortunately, received a rejection today. In their email, the Admissions Committee praised my academic credentials but asked that I reapply after having gained more law-related work experience (I have been employed with a law firm for almost two years now). Has anyone else who has been rejected or waitlisted so far received the same explanation? Is this the generic response being doled out by the Admissions Committee? Has anyone else received a different reason/explanation?

I know a few people with the same or lesser duration of work experience who have been accepted, and that makes me question the strength of my credentials. I'm wondering if reapplying in a few months would make a difference or if I should directly apply for the 2019-20 LL.M. Any suggestions/input would be highly appreciated!


Hi! I've been admitted and I have 5 years of experience. Try to reapply when you have at least 3-5 years of work experience. This may help you! Good luck!!!

I've been working for almost 10 years, with 5 in law firms and 4 in JVs, my tofle is good...credentials is aa, but got rejected....so sad.... want to know why...
[quote][quote]Congratulations to all those who have been accepted!

I requested for an expedited decision on Sunday and unfortunately, received a rejection today. In their email, the Admissions Committee praised my academic credentials but asked that I reapply after having gained more law-related work experience (I have been employed with a law firm for almost two years now). Has anyone else who has been rejected or waitlisted so far received the same explanation? Is this the generic response being doled out by the Admissions Committee? Has anyone else received a different reason/explanation?

I know a few people with the same or lesser duration of work experience who have been accepted, and that makes me question the strength of my credentials. I'm wondering if reapplying in a few months would make a difference or if I should directly apply for the 2019-20 LL.M. Any suggestions/input would be highly appreciated![/quote]

Hi! I've been admitted and I have 5 years of experience. Try to reapply when you have at least 3-5 years of work experience. This may help you! Good luck!!![/quote]
I've been working for almost 10 years, with 5 in law firms and 4 in JVs, my tofle is good...credentials is aa, but got rejected....so sad.... want to know why...
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