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applicant2...

hey! i thought we just start a post for all those admitted into columbia!!!

whats next? when is the tutition deposit due?

hey! i thought we just start a post for all those admitted into columbia!!!

whats next? when is the tutition deposit due?
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Nokina

hey! i thought we just start a post for all those admitted into columbia!!!

whats next? when is the tutition deposit due?


Hi applicant2009

My deposit is due on March 10. What about you? I think if this deadline could be a little later than that, it would be perfect as I want to hear from HLS and NYU before I make final decision about CLS.

Anyways, stay in touch!

<blockquote>hey! i thought we just start a post for all those admitted into columbia!!!

whats next? when is the tutition deposit due? </blockquote>

Hi applicant2009

My deposit is due on March 10. What about you? I think if this deadline could be a little later than that, it would be perfect as I want to hear from HLS and NYU before I make final decision about CLS.

Anyways, stay in touch!
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applicant2...

hey Nokina,

I have not been told when my deposit is due. I just got an emailing sayinging i'm in...financial aid willbe decided early next year and they'll let me know when the deposit is due.

Did you get another email from them? or a fedex?

hey Nokina,

I have not been told when my deposit is due. I just got an emailing sayinging i'm in...financial aid willbe decided early next year and they'll let me know when the deposit is due.

Did you get another email from them? or a fedex?
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Nokina

Dear applicant2009,

Ah... maybe it's because I didn't apply for financial aid (I got full scholarship from my country) so there is no further process for me. I haven't been contacted by them at all since their admission email last Friday......but I hope to receive some documents soon.

Hopefully your due date to pay the deposit is later than March 10. I suppose in order to make your final decision, you want to hear from other universities as well, especially HLS :)

Cheers!

Dear applicant2009,

Ah... maybe it's because I didn't apply for financial aid (I got full scholarship from my country) so there is no further process for me. I haven't been contacted by them at all since their admission email last Friday......but I hope to receive some documents soon.

Hopefully your due date to pay the deposit is later than March 10. I suppose in order to make your final decision, you want to hear from other universities as well, especially HLS :)

Cheers!
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Nokina

Dear Nokina,

Please reply to the post below where information regarding CLS admissions can be discussed:

www.llm-guide.com/board/53306


Dear JurisMentis,

I prefer posting my messages here. I hope you don't mind :)

<blockquote>Dear Nokina,

Please reply to the post below where information regarding CLS admissions can be discussed:

www.llm-guide.com/board/53306</blockquote>

Dear JurisMentis,

I prefer posting my messages here. I hope you don't mind :)
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applicant2...

Hey Nokina,

thanks from your reply. which country are you from? which school is your first choice. i am confused between HLS and CLS. I've heard it's easier to find a job if your in NYC. 'm a US citizen and i really want to find a job in the US and stay there.

Hey Nokina,

thanks from your reply. which country are you from? which school is your first choice. i am confused between HLS and CLS. I've heard it's easier to find a job if your in NYC. 'm a US citizen and i really want to find a job in the US and stay there.
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Assas2009

Dear Nokina and Applicant2009,

Congrats to you guys! You must be so relieved!
I've just been deffered... and wanted to estimate my chances of getting in the regular application cycle. Can you tell me how far your credentials were from mine.

TOEFL:109. Strong academic records (best univ in France, and passed the years regularly with honors). But not much work experience: 12 months of internships, and just started as a lawyer in France...

Thx, and once again, congratulations!!!

Dear Nokina and Applicant2009,

Congrats to you guys! You must be so relieved!
I've just been deffered... and wanted to estimate my chances of getting in the regular application cycle. Can you tell me how far your credentials were from mine.

TOEFL:109. Strong academic records (best univ in France, and passed the years regularly with honors). But not much work experience: 12 months of internships, and just started as a lawyer in France...

Thx, and once again, congratulations!!!
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OaklandAs

Dear Nokina and Applicant2009,

Congrats to you guys! You must be so relieved!
I've just been deffered... and wanted to estimate my chances of getting in the regular application cycle. Can you tell me how far your credentials were from mine.

TOEFL:109. Strong academic records (best univ in France, and passed the years regularly with honors). But not much work experience: 12 months of internships, and just started as a lawyer in France...

Thx, and once again, congratulations!!!


Never put yourself in panic. The admission is something outside your (our) control after we submitted our application materials, so let it be. It's only mid-Dec, and you will only be able to receive decision in March (earliest), be relaxed.

<blockquote>Dear Nokina and Applicant2009,

Congrats to you guys! You must be so relieved!
I've just been deffered... and wanted to estimate my chances of getting in the regular application cycle. Can you tell me how far your credentials were from mine.

TOEFL:109. Strong academic records (best univ in France, and passed the years regularly with honors). But not much work experience: 12 months of internships, and just started as a lawyer in France...

Thx, and once again, congratulations!!!</blockquote>

Never put yourself in panic. The admission is something outside your (our) control after we submitted our application materials, so let it be. It's only mid-Dec, and you will only be able to receive decision in March (earliest), be relaxed.
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applicant2...

Hey Assas2009,

I got a TOEFL waiver. I'm a US citizen and completed my high school education from the states. I did my LL.B in Pakistan. Top 10%. One year internship, one year teaching, one year at a law firm, one year at a multinational, and now self employed. I have lots of extra cirricular as well. My recommendations where from a aw professor and one from the Head of HR at the multinational. However, i believe i had a very very strong personal statement.

I hope all this information helps. best of luck to you!!! hang in there!

Hey Assas2009,

I got a TOEFL waiver. I'm a US citizen and completed my high school education from the states. I did my LL.B in Pakistan. Top 10%. One year internship, one year teaching, one year at a law firm, one year at a multinational, and now self employed. I have lots of extra cirricular as well. My recommendations where from a aw professor and one from the Head of HR at the multinational. However, i believe i had a very very strong personal statement.

I hope all this information helps. best of luck to you!!! hang in there!
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$$$ Lawyer

applicant 2009,

It seems a bit contrived to pick Columbia because proximity to firms will make them hire you. While it is true that most Columbia Law graduates (JDs) find law firm jobs, one cant say that Harvard graduates have a problem doing so. To me its obvious that the Harvard LL.M. is more valuable than a Columbia ditto. Harvard is more competitive for admissions, the faculty is better (look at their latest recruitments, Sunstein, Feldman, Lessig. Sure CLS has Coffee but half the Board Members of Starbucks are Harvard graduates), the alumni are more prominent etc etc. When the President of Harvard University calls George W. Bush, Bushs secretary tells Bush Sir, you have the President on the line.

applicant 2009,

It seems a bit contrived to pick Columbia because proximity to firms will make them hire you. While it is true that most Columbia Law graduates (JDs) find law firm jobs, one can’t say that Harvard graduates have a problem doing so. To me it’s obvious that the Harvard LL.M. is more valuable than a Columbia ditto. Harvard is more competitive for admissions, the faculty is better (look at their latest recruitments, Sunstein, Feldman, Lessig. Sure CLS has Coffee but half the Board Members of Starbucks are Harvard graduates…), the alumni are more prominent etc etc. When the President of Harvard University calls George W. Bush, Bush’s secretary tells Bush “Sir, you have the President on the line”.
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I also got accepted at CLS. However I am waiting on the decision from HLS. Do you know whether it is a problem to wait with the acceptance at CLS (date: 10 March 09) (or to postpone such acceptance) till the decision comes from HLS (such decision comes to my knowledge a little bit late: March/April 09)? I wonder whether something else than waiting can be done?

I also got accepted at CLS. However I am waiting on the decision from HLS. Do you know whether it is a problem to wait with the acceptance at CLS (date: 10 March 09) (or to postpone such acceptance) till the decision comes from HLS (such decision comes to my knowledge a little bit late: March/April 09)? I wonder whether something else than waiting can be done?
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TwelfthMon...

i think at the end of the day the question is whether you would like to gamble (confirming enrollment and paying the deposit before receiving HLS's results) at the risk of losing USD 500 if Harvard should take you eventually.

i think at the end of the day the question is whether you would like to gamble (confirming enrollment and paying the deposit before receiving HLS's results) at the risk of losing USD 500 if Harvard should take you eventually.
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TwelfthMon...

applicant 2009,

It seems a bit contrived to pick Columbia because proximity to firms will make them hire you. While it is true that most Columbia Law graduates (JDs) find law firm jobs, one cant say that Harvard graduates have a problem doing so. To me its obvious that the Harvard LL.M. is more valuable than a Columbia ditto. Harvard is more competitive for admissions, the faculty is better (look at their latest recruitments, Sunstein, Feldman, Lessig. Sure CLS has Coffee but half the Board Members of Starbucks are Harvard graduates), the alumni are more prominent etc etc. When the President of Harvard University calls George W. Bush, Bushs secretary tells Bush Sir, you have the President on the line.


Selectivity: Statistically, only slightly (150:220 with about the same number of applications)
Faculty Board: Hard to judge objectively. And since when is membership in the Starbucks Board (of all companies?) the ultimate evidence of quality?
Prominent alumni: Speaks for prestige of the University in general and throughout history but not necessarily for the quality for this current specific LLM program. Also, any Top 10 and/or Ivy league school has its prominent alumni.
Bush phone call: Whatever that's supposed to show.

<blockquote>applicant 2009,

It seems a bit contrived to pick Columbia because proximity to firms will make them hire you. While it is true that most Columbia Law graduates (JDs) find law firm jobs, one can’t say that Harvard graduates have a problem doing so. To me it’s obvious that the Harvard LL.M. is more valuable than a Columbia ditto. Harvard is more competitive for admissions, the faculty is better (look at their latest recruitments, Sunstein, Feldman, Lessig. Sure CLS has Coffee but half the Board Members of Starbucks are Harvard graduates…), the alumni are more prominent etc etc. When the President of Harvard University calls George W. Bush, Bush’s secretary tells Bush “Sir, you have the President on the line”.</blockquote>

Selectivity: Statistically, only slightly (150:220 with about the same number of applications)
Faculty Board: Hard to judge objectively. And since when is membership in the Starbucks Board (of all companies?) the ultimate evidence of quality?
Prominent alumni: Speaks for prestige of the University in general and throughout history but not necessarily for the quality for this current specific LLM program. Also, any Top 10 and/or Ivy league school has its prominent alumni.
Bush phone call: Whatever that's supposed to show.
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$$$ Lawyer

dude, the fact that you could not detect the obvious ironic undertone of my last post really makes me question the admissions policies of CLS

now laugh and enjoy life, you got in didnt you?!

dude, the fact that you could not detect the obvious ironic undertone of my last post really makes me question the admissions policies of CLS…

now laugh and enjoy life, you got in didn’t you?!
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Assas2009

Hey Assas2009,

I got a TOEFL waiver. I'm a US citizen and completed my high school education from the states. I did my LL.B in Pakistan. Top 10%. One year internship, one year teaching, one year at a law firm, one year at a multinational, and now self employed. I have lots of extra cirricular as well. My recommendations where from a aw professor and one from the Head of HR at the multinational. However, i believe i had a very very strong personal statement.

I hope all this information helps. best of luck to you!!! hang in there!


Hey applicant2009,

Thx for your answer. Very helpful. It confirms indeed that my professional exp is too little...

Once again congrats to you! Cheers

<blockquote>Hey Assas2009,

I got a TOEFL waiver. I'm a US citizen and completed my high school education from the states. I did my LL.B in Pakistan. Top 10%. One year internship, one year teaching, one year at a law firm, one year at a multinational, and now self employed. I have lots of extra cirricular as well. My recommendations where from a aw professor and one from the Head of HR at the multinational. However, i believe i had a very very strong personal statement.

I hope all this information helps. best of luck to you!!! hang in there!</blockquote>

Hey applicant2009,

Thx for your answer. Very helpful. It confirms indeed that my professional exp is too little...

Once again congrats to you! Cheers
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TwelfthMon...

dude, the fact that you could not detect the obvious ironic undertone of my last post really makes me question the admissions policies of CLS

now laugh and enjoy life, you got in didnt you?!


Dude, first, I've come across far more absurd arguments in this eternal "Ivy League quality" debate, so I didn't reconsider that it might be a joke.
Second, even now after the second, third and fourth glance I don't detect anything that could pass for "irony". Note: Not everything that is expressed differently from what it is actually meant to convey makes for successful irony, not to mention humor.
In fact, even if CLS actually required their applicants to take standarized sense of humor tests (ETS: pay attention!), I'm quite confident I'd fare better than you, in view of your attempts of "joking".
Good thing they don't then.

<blockquote>dude, the fact that you could not detect the obvious ironic undertone of my last post really makes me question the admissions policies of CLS…

now laugh and enjoy life, you got in didn’t you?!
</blockquote>

Dude, first, I've come across far more absurd arguments in this eternal "Ivy League quality" debate, so I didn't reconsider that it might be a joke.
Second, even now after the second, third and fourth glance I don't detect anything that could pass for "irony". Note: Not everything that is expressed differently from what it is actually meant to convey makes for successful irony, not to mention humor.
In fact, even if CLS actually required their applicants to take standarized sense of humor tests (ETS: pay attention!), I'm quite confident I'd fare better than you, in view of your attempts of "joking".
Good thing they don't then.
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MAP2009

you know... debating about which program is better HLS or CLS is rellay like comparing choclate with strawberry sauce! ... it really debends on the taste of every single person attending those programs.
There is no doubt about it that Harvard is the best school in the country (world), competeing with Yale maybe. But you cannot compare the Law Schools let alone the LLM programs... they are different ... and it really depends on what the applicant is looking for (smaller or bigger classes, the courses, etc.)

you know... debating about which program is better HLS or CLS is rellay like comparing choclate with strawberry sauce! ... it really debends on the taste of every single person attending those programs.
There is no doubt about it that Harvard is the best school in the country (world), competeing with Yale maybe. But you cannot compare the Law Schools let alone the LLM programs... they are different ... and it really depends on what the applicant is looking for (smaller or bigger classes, the courses, etc.)
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