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Law School Admissions / Re: Columbia 1Ls taking questions
« on: April 21, 2009, 08:51:45 PM »
When I was filling out my housing application, it said something about family/friends not being allowed to stay with you.  (I don't remember the exact wording.)  Does this just mean they're not allowed to be a live-in roommate?  You can have a friend crash on your couch for the weekend, right?

On an unrelated note, is it normal for 1Ls to not have class on Friday?

Thanks for this thread!!  It's really helpful.

Right well, like I said I would be studying abroad next year, so hopefully a lot of new experiences, and stuff to write in my personal statement, I am interesting in studying international law, so it would definitely have some bearing.

Of course you are.

Thanks for the responses so far guys, so what type of things should I pursue to help me stand out even a little bit compared to other law school apps?

GPA and LSAT are definitely the most important.

That said, I agree with finding an extracurricular that you can write a good personal statement about.  Have fun!  Do something random and interesting.  Do some community service.  "Broaden your horizons" or whatever.  The vast majority of the people I've met who apply to law school are super boring, and your career path is basically set once you enter your first year.  Don't you want to have some good life experiences before then?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: CLS 2L Taking Questions
« on: December 17, 2008, 04:16:29 PM »
As far as cost of living, how easy/difficult is it to stick to the school's financial aid budget?  Do people live on Easy Mac or is there enough to eat out every once in a while?  Are cheap restaurants available?

Above the Law mentioned something about bed bugs in Lenfest a while ago.  What's the deal with that?

Is there anything in particular you would recommend checking out (both at the school and in Morningside Heights) during a visit?

Law School Admissions / Re: CLS 3L taking questions
« on: December 11, 2008, 07:31:28 PM »
How do you like Columbia's apartments?  (I assume most people live in them, right?)  They seem like a good deal.  Which housing preferences would you recommend to get the most bang for your buck (with regard to size, location, and price)?

Law School Admissions / Re: Chit chat about the appllication process
« on: December 08, 2008, 07:05:48 AM »
And I think they make why X's just to see who cares enough to take the time to write them.

Yeah...  I had every intention of applying to U.Michigan and U.Penn, but I kept putting off those "optional" essays.  My procrastination did end up saving me those application fees, which is a decent chunk of change.

Just anecdotally, my first LSAT score was similar to yours, but my second was lower.  And I was accepted (ED) into Columbia a week ago without an LSAT addendum.  I would think you have an excellent shot at Harvard and Columbia with your 4.0 and 173.  Good luck!

Law School Admissions / Re: Columbia!
« on: December 02, 2008, 04:13:34 AM »
I may be just a tad unbelieving, but doesn't it seem odd that only two people got admissions, and not ED, way earlier than last year, and in an unorthodox manner at that? Inquiring minds want to know if anyone else is similalrly skeptical?

I think someone is playing a huge prank on these poor guys.

That's just mean to put this idea in someone's head.  And I did apply ED.

Law School Admissions / Re: Columbia!
« on: November 28, 2008, 10:53:11 PM »
Wait- the e-mail attachment had a handwritten note? Like they scanned an acceptance letter that with a handwritten note and e-mailed it to you?!

Yes.  I was surprised too.

Law School Admissions / Re: Columbia!
« on: November 28, 2008, 07:29:42 PM »
I'm so excited for you! What a fantastic way to kick off the holiday season.
I'm also excited for me, because I have similar numbers and applied early decision, so maybe I also have a special gift coming my way from the elves on the Columbia admissions committee. How were you notified?
Anyway, congratulations and I hope to see you next September.

I found out by e-mail attachment on Thursday morning.  It even came with a warm handwritten note at the bottom that makes me love the school even more since I couldn't be home for Thanksgiving.

And seriously, best of luck everyone!

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