Harvard Law Class of 2011

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yme16
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby yme16 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:10 am

Since you guys are in havard I came here to ask if this will these help

ME
protested for women rights in rural Africa
tutoring in urban centers in NY
photo documentary work in post-Katrina.

Essay- Wrote about the protest and how it affected me and the internship at Japan. My whole theme was human rights.

Gabriel (Not me my friend)
Gpa-3.7
Major-Chemistry
Minor- Econ
LSAT-175
URM-Kenya
College- Cornell[transfered from Penn State(2yrs)]

He was with me in africa protesting for women rights
Chemistry teacher in a catholic school( they need only BA degree)

Essay-? (did not ask)

LAW SCHOOLS
Harvard
Columbia
University of Pennsylvania

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby neskerdoo » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:29 am

why do you have so much more info on your friend than on yourself? Weird...

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yme16
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby yme16 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:29 pm

why do you have so much more info on your friend than on yourself?


I can post it but you could just look at my first post and there it is. Anyways, I know I have the grades but I am asking if the activites I been in can make me any differnet then other applicants

Just to make you happy:

My stats
Santa Monica College- first 2 years but transfered
Berkeley- undergrad

GPA-3.8
Major-Econ & philosophy
Minor-Japanese

Intern at business firm in japan
All A's except one B in freshman year..
LSAT-176

SAT/SAT MathII tutor

Community Activism- protested for women rights in rural Africa; tutoring in urban centers in NY; photo documentary work in post-Katrina.

Essay- Wrote about the protest and how it affected me and the internship at Japan.

Going for: Corporate law(international)

Law School:
Harvard
UPENN
Cornell

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neskerdoo
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby neskerdoo » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:20 pm

you and your friend can probably be roommates wherever you guys feel like going

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby brokendowncar » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:27 pm

yme16 wrote:My stats
Santa Monica College- first 2 years but transfered
Berkeley- undergrad

GPA-3.8
LSAT-176

I look forward to having you here next year. You will meet tons of people with an interest in Africa (I am pretty sure half of the people I know here have been or are planning to go do work over there. There are tons of clinics that my 1L friends are already participating in that will lead to trips over there to do work. A 3L I met has taken 5 HLS funded trips to Africa. Basically, enjoy.), but your new friends will care about it considerably more than the admissions committee will (because you don't need it). Your numbers will certainly carry you assuming your PS isn't just terrible. Judging by your interest in others, I would imagine it will be pretty decent.

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yme16
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby yme16 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:40 pm

Thanks brokendowncar but if Harvard doesn’t give me enough money I would choose Upenn, anyways I heard its cheaper (Philly)

Would my friend get in? He is the crazy person about Harvard law school. He memorized the paper chase movie.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby Pathfinder » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:43 pm

I thought all the money that harvard gave out was need based and not merit based. can anyone confirm?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby brokendowncar » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:54 am

yme16 wrote:Thanks brokendowncar but if Harvard doesn’t give me enough money I would choose Upenn, anyways I heard its cheaper (Philly)

Would my friend get in? He is the crazy person about Harvard law school. He memorized the paper chase movie.

I would assume you have an interest in public service stuff judging by your resume, correct? If so, HLS will waive your third year of tuition, so consider that a $45k scholarship immediately. They also have a great LIPP plan. Basically, don't worry about the money too much.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby yme16 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:16 pm

Are you serious, thanks!!!!!!!

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby nahumya » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:31 am

Pathfinder wrote:I thought all the money that harvard gave out was need based and not merit based. can anyone confirm?


confirmed.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby Objection » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:39 pm

So those of you at HLS: any signs how the new grading system is going to work? Does it seem like it will be like Yale's where LPs and Fails are almost unheard of? Or is it simply a cosmetic change from the A-F system?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby brokendowncar » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:59 pm

They were purposefully unclear about how exactly the curve works. They did assure us that our transcripts would look just as pretty as Yale's though.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby Objection » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:33 pm

brokendowncar wrote:They were purposefully unclear about how exactly the curve works. They did assure us that our transcripts would look just as pretty as Yale's though.


Did they elaborate on that at all or was it one of those wink/nod things?

Taken at face value, that's a very good sign.

You'll have to keep me posted after this semester's grades.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby brokendowncar » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:44 pm

There was really very little elaboration. We have all made lots of guesses, but I doubt any of us will ever really figure it out.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby PinkTiki » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:10 pm

Yeah, they haven't really told us very much, but most people think the switch will make the grading system very similar to Yale's.




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