Columbia LLM - 2020-2021 Applicants


qi0563

I just got addmitted. Application submitted on November 27, 2019 and got a decision today. Good luck to you all.


Did they tell you anything about financial aid?

I was accepted on 17 January and was told that financial aid decisions would be made before April 1st, but still haven't had any news.




No. They did not mention anything about fid.

[quote][quote]I just got addmitted. Application submitted on November 27, 2019 and got a decision today. Good luck to you all.[/quote]

Did they tell you anything about financial aid?

I was accepted on 17 January and was told that financial aid decisions would be made before April 1st, but still haven't had any news.

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No. They did not mention anything about fid.
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Chun0102

Does anyone who apply on November 22 get the decision? I don't know whether I am on the waitlist or they simply just haven't looked at my application. :(

Does anyone who apply on November 22 get the decision? I don't know whether I am on the waitlist or they simply just haven't looked at my application. :(
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Springer

Law firms in the US are laying off people. One of the top 3 law firms (Wachtell, Cravath, Skadden) already started laying off people. This will be an unprecedented recession in the US, as 3 top law firms rarely layoff people but this time they are. NYC just placed a shelter in place which is a lockdown quarantine. This is the first time ever in the city's history. Don't come. Save your money and career. LLM will have a zero to near-zero chance at a law firm job upon graduation, even if it's Columbia

[Edited by Springer on Mar 21, 2020]

Law firms in the US are laying off people. One of the top 3 law firms (Wachtell, Cravath, Skadden) already started laying off people. This will be an unprecedented recession in the US, as 3 top law firms rarely layoff people but this time they are. NYC just placed a shelter in place which is a lockdown quarantine. This is the first time ever in the city's history. Don't come. Save your money and career. LLM will have a zero to near-zero chance at a law firm job upon graduation, even if it's Columbia
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TSB

Law firms in the US are laying off people. One of the top 3 law firms (Wachtell, Cravath, Skadden) already started laying off people. This will be an unprecedented recession in the US, as 3 top law firms rarely layoff people but this time they are. NYC just placed a shelter in place which is a lockdown quarantine. This is the first time ever in the city's history. Don't come. Save your money and career. LLM will have a zero to near-zero chance at a law firm job upon graduation, even if it's Columbia


We don't know what's going to happen in 5 months' time. I initially took TundraKen seriously and engaged with them because I could see they had posted before and it looks like they were a current LLM. Are you a current LLM Springer? What position are you in to tell us not to come? Because it sounds like scaremongering and trolling a group of people already nervous about their future.

I spoke to a friend who's a current LL.M. at Columbia. Yes, they have to do distance learning now. Yes it's an unprecedented and horrible situation. Yes, many of the current LL.M.s want a discount/refund for the fees they paid for attending in person. But should we all panick and cancell our long awaited course immediately? No. Because this situation is very fluid. Right now, we should focus on staying safe, looking out for our loved ones and social distancing to avoid spreading the virus.

We all have different reasons for going. For me, its largely the experiential learning, which I know I may not be able to take part in now. But I've already had to put off going, after being accepted. Twice. So no, I will not be cancelling my dreams. Unless the US gov decides the country is on lockdown for the next year, I will continue my life, as soon as it's safe to do so.

I was in the middle of my LLB when the financial crisis struck. Do you know how crazy it would have been to drop out of the course because the markets are flatlining? Yes, it was difficult to get a good job after graduation, even a few years later. But I did.

We all have to adapt to this new crisis. Let's all wait and see what GLS says. Let's see how the situation develops in the US.

If you've been accepted, please don't decline the offer based on bad or incomplete information from a dubious source.

And Springer and TundraKen? Please just stop. TK I can kind of appreciate, because you're in the middle of this and I'm sorry that your experience has been hampered like this. And Springer - just stop.

[quote]Law firms in the US are laying off people. One of the top 3 law firms (Wachtell, Cravath, Skadden) already started laying off people. This will be an unprecedented recession in the US, as 3 top law firms rarely layoff people but this time they are. NYC just placed a shelter in place which is a lockdown quarantine. This is the first time ever in the city's history. Don't come. Save your money and career. LLM will have a zero to near-zero chance at a law firm job upon graduation, even if it's Columbia[/quote]

We don't know what's going to happen in 5 months' time. I initially took TundraKen seriously and engaged with them because I could see they had posted before and it looks like they were a current LLM. Are you a current LLM Springer? What position are you in to tell us not to come? Because it sounds like scaremongering and trolling a group of people already nervous about their future.

I spoke to a friend who's a current LL.M. at Columbia. Yes, they have to do distance learning now. Yes it's an unprecedented and horrible situation. Yes, many of the current LL.M.s want a discount/refund for the fees they paid for attending in person. But should we all panick and cancell our long awaited course immediately? No. Because this situation is very fluid. Right now, we should focus on staying safe, looking out for our loved ones and social distancing to avoid spreading the virus.

We all have different reasons for going. For me, its largely the experiential learning, which I know I may not be able to take part in now. But I've already had to put off going, after being accepted. Twice. So no, I will not be cancelling my dreams. Unless the US gov decides the country is on lockdown for the next year, I will continue my life, as soon as it's safe to do so.

I was in the middle of my LLB when the financial crisis struck. Do you know how crazy it would have been to drop out of the course because the markets are flatlining? Yes, it was difficult to get a good job after graduation, even a few years later. But I did.

We all have to adapt to this new crisis. Let's all wait and see what GLS says. Let's see how the situation develops in the US.

If you've been accepted, please don't decline the offer based on bad or incomplete information from a dubious source.

And Springer and TundraKen? Please just stop. TK I can kind of appreciate, because you're in the middle of this and I'm sorry that your experience has been hampered like this. And Springer - just stop.
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Law firms in the US are laying off people. One of the top 3 law firms (Wachtell, Cravath, Skadden) already started laying off people. This will be an unprecedented recession in the US, as 3 top law firms rarely layoff people but this time they are. NYC just placed a shelter in place which is a lockdown quarantine. This is the first time ever in the city's history. Don't come. Save your money and career. LLM will have a zero to near-zero chance at a law firm job upon graduation, even if it's Columbia


We don't know what's going to happen in 5 months' time. I initially took TundraKen seriously and engaged with them because I could see they had posted before and it looks like they were a current LLM. Are you a current LLM Springer? What position are you in to tell us not to come? Because it sounds like scaremongering and trolling a group of people already nervous about their future.

I spoke to a friend who's a current LL.M. at Columbia. Yes, they have to do distance learning now. Yes it's an unprecedented and horrible situation. Yes, many of the current LL.M.s want a discount/refund for the fees they paid for attending in person. But should we all panick and cancell our long awaited course immediately? No. Because this situation is very fluid. Right now, we should focus on staying safe, looking out for our loved ones and social distancing to avoid spreading the virus.

We all have different reasons for going. For me, its largely the experiential learning, which I know I may not be able to take part in now. But I've already had to put off going, after being accepted. Twice. So no, I will not be cancelling my dreams. Unless the US gov decides the country is on lockdown for the next year, I will continue my life, as soon as it's safe to do so.

I was in the middle of my LLB when the financial crisis struck. Do you know how crazy it would have been to drop out of the course because the markets are flatlining? Yes, it was difficult to get a good job after graduation, even a few years later. But I did.

We all have to adapt to this new crisis. Let's all wait and see what GLS says. Let's see how the situation develops in the US.

If you've been accepted, please don't decline the offer based on bad or incomplete information from a dubious source.

And Springer and TundraKen? Please just stop. TK I can kind of appreciate, because you're in the middle of this and I'm sorry that your experience has been hampered like this. And Springer - just stop.


Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Who are you to tell other people to stop posting? Get over yourself.

[quote][quote]Law firms in the US are laying off people. One of the top 3 law firms (Wachtell, Cravath, Skadden) already started laying off people. This will be an unprecedented recession in the US, as 3 top law firms rarely layoff people but this time they are. NYC just placed a shelter in place which is a lockdown quarantine. This is the first time ever in the city's history. Don't come. Save your money and career. LLM will have a zero to near-zero chance at a law firm job upon graduation, even if it's Columbia[/quote]

We don't know what's going to happen in 5 months' time. I initially took TundraKen seriously and engaged with them because I could see they had posted before and it looks like they were a current LLM. Are you a current LLM Springer? What position are you in to tell us not to come? Because it sounds like scaremongering and trolling a group of people already nervous about their future.

I spoke to a friend who's a current LL.M. at Columbia. Yes, they have to do distance learning now. Yes it's an unprecedented and horrible situation. Yes, many of the current LL.M.s want a discount/refund for the fees they paid for attending in person. But should we all panick and cancell our long awaited course immediately? No. Because this situation is very fluid. Right now, we should focus on staying safe, looking out for our loved ones and social distancing to avoid spreading the virus.

We all have different reasons for going. For me, its largely the experiential learning, which I know I may not be able to take part in now. But I've already had to put off going, after being accepted. Twice. So no, I will not be cancelling my dreams. Unless the US gov decides the country is on lockdown for the next year, I will continue my life, as soon as it's safe to do so.

I was in the middle of my LLB when the financial crisis struck. Do you know how crazy it would have been to drop out of the course because the markets are flatlining? Yes, it was difficult to get a good job after graduation, even a few years later. But I did.

We all have to adapt to this new crisis. Let's all wait and see what GLS says. Let's see how the situation develops in the US.

If you've been accepted, please don't decline the offer based on bad or incomplete information from a dubious source.

And Springer and TundraKen? Please just stop. TK I can kind of appreciate, because you're in the middle of this and I'm sorry that your experience has been hampered like this. And Springer - just stop. [/quote]

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Who are you to tell other people to stop posting? Get over yourself.
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Blackbird

Hey! I still haven't heard on my application. I am very nervous. Anyone from India still awaiting?

Hey! I still haven't heard on my application. I am very nervous. Anyone from India still awaiting?
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Leaves of ...

Hey! I still haven't heard on my application. I am very nervous. Anyone from India still awaiting?

Me. I've requested an expedited decision.

[quote]Hey! I still haven't heard on my application. I am very nervous. Anyone from India still awaiting? [/quote]
Me. I've requested an expedited decision.
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tundraKen

Law firms in the US are laying off people. One of the top 3 law firms (Wachtell, Cravath, Skadden) already started laying off people. This will be an unprecedented recession in the US, as 3 top law firms rarely layoff people but this time they are. NYC just placed a shelter in place which is a lockdown quarantine. This is the first time ever in the city's history. Don't come. Save your money and career. LLM will have a zero to near-zero chance at a law firm job upon graduation, even if it's Columbia


We don't know what's going to happen in 5 months' time. I initially took TundraKen seriously and engaged with them because I could see they had posted before and it looks like they were a current LLM. Are you a current LLM Springer? What position are you in to tell us not to come? Because it sounds like scaremongering and trolling a group of people already nervous about their future.

I spoke to a friend who's a current LL.M. at Columbia. Yes, they have to do distance learning now. Yes it's an unprecedented and horrible situation. Yes, many of the current LL.M.s want a discount/refund for the fees they paid for attending in person. But should we all panick and cancell our long awaited course immediately? No. Because this situation is very fluid. Right now, we should focus on staying safe, looking out for our loved ones and social distancing to avoid spreading the virus.

We all have different reasons for going. For me, its largely the experiential learning, which I know I may not be able to take part in now. But I've already had to put off going, after being accepted. Twice. So no, I will not be cancelling my dreams. Unless the US gov decides the country is on lockdown for the next year, I will continue my life, as soon as it's safe to do so.

I was in the middle of my LLB when the financial crisis struck. Do you know how crazy it would have been to drop out of the course because the markets are flatlining? Yes, it was difficult to get a good job after graduation, even a few years later. But I did.

We all have to adapt to this new crisis. Let's all wait and see what GLS says. Let's see how the situation develops in the US.

If you've been accepted, please don't decline the offer based on bad or incomplete information from a dubious source.

And Springer and TundraKen? Please just stop. TK I can kind of appreciate, because you're in the middle of this and I'm sorry that your experience has been hampered like this. And Springer - just stop.


Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Who are you to tell other people to stop posting? Get over yourself.


Thanks! @TSB: Who are you to ask me to keep quiet??? Just kidding. Of course you can. you can ask anything from anyone on the internet. unfortunately, on the internet everyone is dubious. If you have deferred twice, you should definitely do your best to go ahead. My advice makes sense to those who are applying to be attorneys in the US. The lack of certainty makes decisions difficult. Decisions that only you will make for yourself. Good luck!

[quote][quote][quote]Law firms in the US are laying off people. One of the top 3 law firms (Wachtell, Cravath, Skadden) already started laying off people. This will be an unprecedented recession in the US, as 3 top law firms rarely layoff people but this time they are. NYC just placed a shelter in place which is a lockdown quarantine. This is the first time ever in the city's history. Don't come. Save your money and career. LLM will have a zero to near-zero chance at a law firm job upon graduation, even if it's Columbia[/quote]

We don't know what's going to happen in 5 months' time. I initially took TundraKen seriously and engaged with them because I could see they had posted before and it looks like they were a current LLM. Are you a current LLM Springer? What position are you in to tell us not to come? Because it sounds like scaremongering and trolling a group of people already nervous about their future.

I spoke to a friend who's a current LL.M. at Columbia. Yes, they have to do distance learning now. Yes it's an unprecedented and horrible situation. Yes, many of the current LL.M.s want a discount/refund for the fees they paid for attending in person. But should we all panick and cancell our long awaited course immediately? No. Because this situation is very fluid. Right now, we should focus on staying safe, looking out for our loved ones and social distancing to avoid spreading the virus.

We all have different reasons for going. For me, its largely the experiential learning, which I know I may not be able to take part in now. But I've already had to put off going, after being accepted. Twice. So no, I will not be cancelling my dreams. Unless the US gov decides the country is on lockdown for the next year, I will continue my life, as soon as it's safe to do so.

I was in the middle of my LLB when the financial crisis struck. Do you know how crazy it would have been to drop out of the course because the markets are flatlining? Yes, it was difficult to get a good job after graduation, even a few years later. But I did.

We all have to adapt to this new crisis. Let's all wait and see what GLS says. Let's see how the situation develops in the US.

If you've been accepted, please don't decline the offer based on bad or incomplete information from a dubious source.

And Springer and TundraKen? Please just stop. TK I can kind of appreciate, because you're in the middle of this and I'm sorry that your experience has been hampered like this. And Springer - just stop. [/quote]

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Who are you to tell other people to stop posting? Get over yourself.[/quote]

Thanks! @TSB: Who are you to ask me to keep quiet??? Just kidding. Of course you can. you can ask anything from anyone on the internet. unfortunately, on the internet everyone is dubious. If you have deferred twice, you should definitely do your best to go ahead. My advice makes sense to those who are applying to be attorneys in the US. The lack of certainty makes decisions difficult. Decisions that only you will make for yourself. Good luck!
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TSB

Thanks! @TSB: Who are you to ask me to keep quiet??? Just kidding. Of course you can. you can ask anything from anyone on the internet. unfortunately, on the internet everyone is dubious. If you have deferred twice, you should definitely do your best to go ahead. My advice makes sense to those who are applying to be attorneys in the US. The lack of certainty makes decisions difficult. Decisions that only you will make for yourself. Good luck!

Cheers TundraKen, best of luck with your LLM. To clarify, the majority of the above response was directed primarily at Springer (for the reasons I detailed). As I said, I appreciate where you're coming from, but I also don't want anyone to be deterred by the experience of others when we still don't know what the next month, much lest next year may bring.

Hope everyone is doing well in these crazy times!

Thanks! @TSB: Who are you to ask me to keep quiet??? Just kidding. Of course you can. you can ask anything from anyone on the internet. unfortunately, on the internet everyone is dubious. If you have deferred twice, you should definitely do your best to go ahead. My advice makes sense to those who are applying to be attorneys in the US. The lack of certainty makes decisions difficult. Decisions that only you will make for yourself. Good luck![/quote]

Cheers TundraKen, best of luck with your LLM. To clarify, the majority of the above response was directed primarily at Springer (for the reasons I detailed). As I said, I appreciate where you're coming from, but I also don't want anyone to be deterred by the experience of others when we still don't know what the next month, much lest next year may bring.

Hope everyone is doing well in these crazy times!









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TSB

@kyotolawllm - Nice... actually, I'm not telling people to stop posting. I'm asking people to stop fearmongering and *telling* us not to go next year. Nothing else.

@kyotolawllm - Nice... actually, I'm not telling people to stop posting. I'm asking people to stop fearmongering and *telling* us not to go next year. Nothing else.
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@kyotolawllm - Nice... actually, I'm not telling people to stop posting. I'm asking people to stop fearmongering and *telling* us not to go next year. Nothing else.


You are absolutely right from my point of view!

[quote]@kyotolawllm - Nice... actually, I'm not telling people to stop posting. I'm asking people to stop fearmongering and *telling* us not to go next year. Nothing else.[/quote]

You are absolutely right from my point of view!
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Chamomile

Hi! Has anyone e-mailed or is planning to write to CLS for extension of the deposit deadline (because of the COVID-19 situation?)

Hi! Has anyone e-mailed or is planning to write to CLS for extension of the deposit deadline (because of the COVID-19 situation?)
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Lucaeng

Hi! Has anyone e-mailed or is planning to write to CLS for extension of the deposit deadline (because of the COVID-19 situation?)


Chicago U did it. I would be very interested to know if there is an extension. Keep us posted if you hear anything. Thanks

[quote]Hi! Has anyone e-mailed or is planning to write to CLS for extension of the deposit deadline (because of the COVID-19 situation?)[/quote]

Chicago U did it. I would be very interested to know if there is an extension. Keep us posted if you hear anything. Thanks
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Blackbird

What's the financial deadline though!?

I am still awaiting my decision.

What's the financial deadline though!?

I am still awaiting my decision.
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M112

Hi! Has anyone e-mailed or is planning to write to CLS for extension of the deposit deadline (because of the COVID-19 situation?)


I was told I would get a deadline with my financial decision (admitted early review mid-December; still no news on financial aid). I asked other schools, and for those I had an offer of financial aid in place, they said they would not extend the deadline to commit (which as of now coincides with the deposit). They have offered to return the deposit if I cannot attend due to COVID, though.

[quote]Hi! Has anyone e-mailed or is planning to write to CLS for extension of the deposit deadline (because of the COVID-19 situation?)[/quote]

I was told I would get a deadline with my financial decision (admitted early review mid-December; still no news on financial aid). I asked other schools, and for those I had an offer of financial aid in place, they said they would not extend the deadline to commit (which as of now coincides with the deposit). They have offered to return the deposit if I cannot attend due to COVID, though.
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mcampos

Hey! I still haven't heard on my application. I am very nervous. Anyone from India still awaiting?

Me. I've requested an expedited decision.


I am in this situation... I haven't heard news from CLS.

[quote][quote]Hey! I still haven't heard on my application. I am very nervous. Anyone from India still awaiting? [/quote]
Me. I've requested an expedited decision.[/quote]

I am in this situation... I haven't heard news from CLS.
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Will there be any updates today? I still get nothing from CLS....

Will there be any updates today? I still get nothing from CLS....
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Lucaeng

That's what they answered me concerning the deadline and covid : "We are not yet sure whether we are pushing the deadlines, like Chicago has. At this point, we are not, but we will keep you posted if anything changes.

That's what they answered me concerning the deadline and covid : "We are not yet sure whether we are pushing the deadlines, like Chicago has. At this point, we are not, but we will keep you posted if anything changes.
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Cecilia123

Has anyone who requested an expedited decision received a response? Either admitted, waitlisted or rejected??

Has anyone who requested an expedited decision received a response? Either admitted, waitlisted or rejected??
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rana49er

Has anyone who requested an expedited decision received a response? Either admitted, waitlisted or rejected??


I had requested an expedited decision on 4th March. Still waiting for a response

[quote]Has anyone who requested an expedited decision received a response? Either admitted, waitlisted or rejected??[/quote]

I had requested an expedited decision on 4th March. Still waiting for a response
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