Columbia Law School
During the trip, I realized I had to take the subway station to go to Columbia Law school. I have never been on the train before so I did not know what to expect. The subway experience was hectic and scary because mass amount of people wanted to catch the train, and I had to figure out the closest stop to get off to catch a taxi/Uber to the location. Though I missed my stop, I am glad to say I was able to make it 30 minutes to the Informational session.
During the tour:
The tour was given by a 1L student called Sherwin Nam: SJN2127@columbia.edu
They have a United Nations depository library
They have guaranteed housing for all students e.g Morning-side heights.
Columbia law school Information/Q&A Session:
25% of law school students come straight through from college.
LSAT is not the be all and end all.
The regular application is also the scholarship application for funding.
There are 30 students in 1L classes
Students have no power over their classes except elective classes.
Cross-registering is allowed for only twelve (12) credits.
Externships which are real-world experience include UN, Federal court e.t.c
Everyone is required to fulfill a Pro-Bono of 50 hours
Students involved in an unpaid internship will receive $5000
Different curriculum are available such as International and comparative law curriculum, human right curriculum e.t.c
Early decision: September 1st
Regular decision deadline: February 15th
Deposit deadline: May 1st
Guaranteed housing: May 15th
Personal statement include a question like “Why do you want to go to Law School”
Your resume is not limited to a page.
Some percent get interviewed.
Utilize the Addendum to included discrepancies about your grades, a gap in resume, not so great semester in college.