Cornell LL.M. 2014


gcb

Thanks!
Yeah it's decisions time, just after thanksgiving holiday! Hope you'll hear soon.

Thanks!
Yeah it's decisions time, just after thanksgiving holiday! Hope you'll hear soon.
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Congrats gcb... I haven't heard from them either... I wonder what this means... I mean if they picked the ones they want it shouldn't take more than a day to send out all the acceptance letters (Mind you that my status checker date changed on 21/11, before yours gcb; and the note at the top of the screen still says "You should receive a decision by mid to late April.")

So I'm assuming that I wasn't accepted at this stage- Is this early decision? Will we be pushed to regular cycle? Will we be informed about any of this?

Congrats gcb... I haven't heard from them either... I wonder what this means... I mean if they picked the ones they want it shouldn't take more than a day to send out all the acceptance letters (Mind you that my status checker date changed on 21/11, before yours gcb; and the note at the top of the screen still says "You should receive a decision by mid to late April.")

So I'm assuming that I wasn't accepted at this stage- Is this early decision? Will we be pushed to regular cycle? Will we be informed about any of this?
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stratochel...

Congrats gcb... I haven't heard from them either... I wonder what this means... I mean if they picked the ones they want it shouldn't take more than a day to send out all the acceptance letters (Mind you that my status checker date changed on 21/11, before yours gcb; and the note at the top of the screen still says "You should receive a decision by mid to late April.")

So I'm assuming that I wasn't accepted at this stage- Is this early decision? Will we be pushed to regular cycle? Will we be informed about any of this?


Cornell doesnt have an early decision option, they make their decisions on a rolling basis (or at least they claim to do so).

Im in the same position as you are, my status changed on 10/21 and no news from them. My guess is that they have selected the people they are really interested in getting no matter what (like gcb, congrats again), and the rest will have to wait until there are more candidates from their geographical region/country to be compared to, before they make a decision.

We'll just have to wait longer, I don't think they will contact us until they have a decision regarding our applications (either admitted or rejected) and this might happen today or in February!

Good Luck!

<blockquote>Congrats gcb... I haven't heard from them either... I wonder what this means... I mean if they picked the ones they want it shouldn't take more than a day to send out all the acceptance letters (Mind you that my status checker date changed on 21/11, before yours gcb; and the note at the top of the screen still says "You should receive a decision by mid to late April.")

So I'm assuming that I wasn't accepted at this stage- Is this early decision? Will we be pushed to regular cycle? Will we be informed about any of this?</blockquote>

Cornell doesn’t have an early decision option, they make their decisions on a rolling basis (or at least they claim to do so).

I’m in the same position as you are, my status changed on 10/21 and no news from them. My guess is that they have selected the people they are really interested in getting no matter what (like gcb, congrats again), and the rest will have to wait until there are more candidates from their geographical region/country to be compared to, before they make a decision.

We'll just have to wait longer, I don't think they will contact us until they have a decision regarding our applications (either admitted or rejected) and this might happen today or in February!

Good Luck!


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Thanks for this... I tend to agree with your analysis. Given that the deadline for all applications is Feb. 1st allows them to spend just about as much time as they want sifting through applications until they make the decision of informing you of your results.

gcb - I wonder, did your letter of acceptance said anything about scholarships/grants/fellowships? etc.? I wonder if the fact that they're keeping us on hold also means that we can forget about ever being offered any merit-based financial assistance from them?

Thanks..

Thanks for this... I tend to agree with your analysis. Given that the deadline for all applications is Feb. 1st allows them to spend just about as much time as they want sifting through applications until they make the decision of informing you of your results.

gcb - I wonder, did your letter of acceptance said anything about scholarships/grants/fellowships? etc.? I wonder if the fact that they're keeping us on hold also means that we can forget about ever being offered any merit-based financial assistance from them?

Thanks..
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gcb

Thanks for this... I tend to agree with your analysis. Given that the deadline for all applications is Feb. 1st allows them to spend just about as much time as they want sifting through applications until they make the decision of informing you of your results.

gcb - I wonder, did your letter of acceptance said anything about scholarships/grants/fellowships? etc.? I wonder if the fact that they're keeping us on hold also means that we can forget about ever being offered any merit-based financial assistance from them?

Thanks..


It says that they are not able to offer me any scholarships unfortunately. And they also require me to prove my financial status, if its enough to finance the whole LLM.. Maybe they replied me early since they were sure that they will not give me any scholarships:)

<blockquote>Thanks for this... I tend to agree with your analysis. Given that the deadline for all applications is Feb. 1st allows them to spend just about as much time as they want sifting through applications until they make the decision of informing you of your results.

gcb - I wonder, did your letter of acceptance said anything about scholarships/grants/fellowships? etc.? I wonder if the fact that they're keeping us on hold also means that we can forget about ever being offered any merit-based financial assistance from them?

Thanks..</blockquote>

It says that they are not able to offer me any scholarships unfortunately. And they also require me to prove my financial status, if its enough to finance the whole LLM.. Maybe they replied me early since they were sure that they will not give me any scholarships:)
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dragon

Congrats gcb on your Cornell fall 2014 offer.

Could you share with us the following:-
1. How much time were you given by Cornell to accept the offer? By when?
2. How much fees does Cornell require you to pay ( and by when ) in order to secure your seat for fall 2014? and
3. Are you taking up the Cornell offer?

Congrats gcb on your Cornell fall 2014 offer.

Could you share with us the following:-
1. How much time were you given by Cornell to accept the offer? By when?
2. How much fees does Cornell require you to pay ( and by when ) in order to secure your seat for fall 2014? and
3. Are you taking up the Cornell offer?
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gcb

Thanks dragon!
My answers are as follows:
1. I was given time to accept the offer until April, 1st. 2. The deposit to reserve a seat is 700 $. and 3. I am right now not sure if I will take it. It is still early and I need to hear from other schools ( I now realise that I applied to too many:) )Moreover, if any other school offers me a scholarship, I will definetly have to think about it:)

Btw, I really think that this early decision might be related to my country. I assume that there are not many Turkish candidates applying to Cornell when I compare with other countries.

Thanks dragon!
My answers are as follows:
1. I was given time to accept the offer until April, 1st. 2. The deposit to reserve a seat is 700 $. and 3. I am right now not sure if I will take it. It is still early and I need to hear from other schools ( I now realise that I applied to too many:) )Moreover, if any other school offers me a scholarship, I will definetly have to think about it:)

Btw, I really think that this early decision might be related to my country. I assume that there are not many Turkish candidates applying to Cornell when I compare with other countries.
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bluecrown

It is interesting to know that Cornell seems to be stepping up in the game this year. Last year, I believe they had a problem with their system and gave out results at the last minute, save for very few people who were admitted prior to the issue. This is a good improvement from last year's system, in my humble opinion.

It is interesting to know that Cornell seems to be stepping up in the game this year. Last year, I believe they had a problem with their system and gave out results at the last minute, save for very few people who were admitted prior to the issue. This is a good improvement from last year's system, in my humble opinion.
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dragon

I noticed from the many LL.M threads that those who applied to Cornell also invariably applied to almost all the other T14 Law Schools.

Cornell is ranked T13 out of T14.

Those who received offers from Cornell will invariably reject Cornell if an offer from a better T12 Law School comes along.

Looks like only the least qualified applicants will enter Cornell.

The better qualified applicants will opt for and enter the T 12 Law Schools.

Who really wants to go to Cornell? Not many I suppose as the existing pool of global candidates applying to the T14 law Schools are the same persons.

Seems like only those who are rejected by the rest of the T12 Law Schools will finally go to Cornell - somewhat as a last resort.

Any body agree with these observations?

Otherwise any comments from those who had also applied to Cornell.

I noticed from the many LL.M threads that those who applied to Cornell also invariably applied to almost all the other T14 Law Schools.

Cornell is ranked T13 out of T14.

Those who received offers from Cornell will invariably reject Cornell if an offer from a better T12 Law School comes along.

Looks like only the least qualified applicants will enter Cornell.

The better qualified applicants will opt for and enter the T 12 Law Schools.

Who really wants to go to Cornell? Not many I suppose as the existing pool of global candidates applying to the T14 law Schools are the same persons.

Seems like only those who are rejected by the rest of the T12 Law Schools will finally go to Cornell - somewhat as a last resort.

Any body agree with these observations?

Otherwise any comments from those who had also applied to Cornell.
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There's more than just ranking in making a decision as to which school to apply to. From the School's faculty, to areas of expertise, to its location, to the provision of financial assistance and scholarships, other considerations are in order. So no, its not that clear cut.

In any event, two weeks have passed since gcb has heard back from Cornell, and I still haven't heard a word... I just don't get it. I like Columbia's system better - have your first early cycle but let those students who were not selected and moved to regular review know - so we have some clue as to what the hell is going on. Instead all I know is that some were selected and offered a place and the rest of us are still in a state of weird limbo...

There's more than just ranking in making a decision as to which school to apply to. From the School's faculty, to areas of expertise, to its location, to the provision of financial assistance and scholarships, other considerations are in order. So no, its not that clear cut.

In any event, two weeks have passed since gcb has heard back from Cornell, and I still haven't heard a word... I just don't get it. I like Columbia's system better - have your first early cycle but let those students who were not selected and moved to regular review know - so we have some clue as to what the hell is going on. Instead all I know is that some were selected and offered a place and the rest of us are still in a state of weird limbo...
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dragon

No. For Harvard,who cares about the rest?

No. For Harvard,who cares about the rest?
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dragon

For Hopeful Candidate, I am surprised why he also applied to Yale but not Harvard.

Isn't it common knowledge that every thing being equal, it is easier to enter Harvard than Yale.

For Hopeful Candidate, I am surprised why he also applied to Yale but not Harvard.

Isn't it common knowledge that every thing being equal, it is easier to enter Harvard than Yale.
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It is indeed common knoweldge... but Harvard doesn't work with LSAC :-).. That would be my guess..

It is indeed common knoweldge... but Harvard doesn't work with LSAC :-).. That would be my guess..
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I noticed from the many LL.M threads that those who applied to Cornell also invariably applied to almost all the other T14 Law Schools.

Cornell is ranked T13 out of T14.

Those who received offers from Cornell will invariably reject Cornell if an offer from a better T12 Law School comes along.

Looks like only the least qualified applicants will enter Cornell.

The better qualified applicants will opt for and enter the T 12 Law Schools.

Who really wants to go to Cornell? Not many I suppose as the existing pool of global candidates applying to the T14 law Schools are the same persons.

Seems like only those who are rejected by the rest of the T12 Law Schools will finally go to Cornell - somewhat as a last resort.

Any body agree with these observations?

Otherwise any comments from those who had also applied to Cornell.


Definitely not, my friend.
For me, if a law school ranks approximately the same as Cornell, even a little bit higher than Cornell, like Duke NW Michigan UVA or Upenn, I will definitely choose to go to Ithaca cuz its renowned reputation, fabulous view, and far from large cities. I think it would be better if you adjust your statement by saying that anyone who gets admitted by T6 would not consider going to Cornell. That's my personal opinion.

Any way, I got admitted.

<blockquote>I noticed from the many LL.M threads that those who applied to Cornell also invariably applied to almost all the other T14 Law Schools.

Cornell is ranked T13 out of T14.

Those who received offers from Cornell will invariably reject Cornell if an offer from a better T12 Law School comes along.

Looks like only the least qualified applicants will enter Cornell.

The better qualified applicants will opt for and enter the T 12 Law Schools.

Who really wants to go to Cornell? Not many I suppose as the existing pool of global candidates applying to the T14 law Schools are the same persons.

Seems like only those who are rejected by the rest of the T12 Law Schools will finally go to Cornell - somewhat as a last resort.

Any body agree with these observations?

Otherwise any comments from those who had also applied to Cornell.</blockquote>

Definitely not, my friend.
For me, if a law school ranks approximately the same as Cornell, even a little bit higher than Cornell, like Duke NW Michigan UVA or Upenn, I will definitely choose to go to Ithaca cuz its renowned reputation, fabulous view, and far from large cities. I think it would be better if you adjust your statement by saying that anyone who gets admitted by T6 would not consider going to Cornell. That's my personal opinion.

Any way, I got admitted.
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There's more than just ranking in making a decision as to which school to apply to. From the School's faculty, to areas of expertise, to its location, to the provision of financial assistance and scholarships, other considerations are in order. So no, its not that clear cut.


SNAP!

<blockquote>There's more than just ranking in making a decision as to which school to apply to. From the School's faculty, to areas of expertise, to its location, to the provision of financial assistance and scholarships, other considerations are in order. So no, its not that clear cut.
</blockquote>

SNAP!
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dragon

For Singh801204, Congrats on your Cornell offer and I suppose:-
1. You are heading for Cornell; and
2. You did not make it to the T6 after all.

If not just ranking as you put it, then what is your rationale for limiting to T6? Aren't you contradicting yourself?

For Singh801204, Congrats on your Cornell offer and I suppose:-
1. You are heading for Cornell; and
2. You did not make it to the T6 after all.

If not just ranking as you put it, then what is your rationale for limiting to T6? Aren't you contradicting yourself?
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stratochel...

Just received an admission offer from Cornell.

They said they will let me know about Scholarships promtly.

Things are moving along despite the bad weather...

Good Luck to everyone still waiting!

Just received an admission offer from Cornell.

They said they will let me know about Scholarships promtly.

Things are moving along despite the bad weather...

Good Luck to everyone still waiting!
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Just woke up to an admission letter from Cornell.. They give such a long-winded speech about securing necessary funds prior to enrollment and sending them a certification of adequate financial resources. Only then at the bottom of that big paragraph do they note the fact that fellowships and awards will be considered and notified promptly..

Congrats Stratochelo and good luck to all those who are still waiting...

Just woke up to an admission letter from Cornell.. They give such a long-winded speech about securing necessary funds prior to enrollment and sending them a certification of adequate financial resources. Only then at the bottom of that big paragraph do they note the fact that fellowships and awards will be considered and notified promptly..

Congrats Stratochelo and good luck to all those who are still waiting...
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Congratulations to you all! Would you mind to share when have you send your application, and when they became complete?
Best!

Congratulations to you all! Would you mind to share when have you send your application, and when they became complete?
Best!
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erstwhile

Is anybody else still under shock given Cornell's high tuition?

Is anybody else still under shock given Cornell's high tuition?
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