Harvard Law Class of 2011

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby brokendowncar » Wed May 07, 2008 5:43 pm

I'll let you live with me in gropius if it will keep you out of YLS :D

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby CallMeCrazy » Wed May 07, 2008 6:07 pm

I'm surprised that so many people want to live in Gropius...Did you all visit? Gropius would most definitely be my last choice. Is it because it's cheaper? Or are there other benefits as well?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby toryslaw » Wed May 07, 2008 6:59 pm

I feel you. #228...

Choice is between Gropius or poverty.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby toryslaw » Wed May 07, 2008 7:02 pm

I tried to register with HL Central. How long does it take to get a confirmation e-mail? Maybe I used the wrong address.

Should we use XXXXX@jd11.law.harvard.edu or XXXXX@law.harvard.edu to register?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby brokendowncar » Wed May 07, 2008 8:00 pm

CallMeCrazy wrote:I'm surprised that so many people want to live in Gropius...Did you all visit? Gropius would most definitely be my last choice. Is it because it's cheaper? Or are there other benefits as well?

It is close, cheap (shitty), and socially active. I am fresh out of undergrad and having fun while in law school is a priority. The place definitely isn't nice, but I have lived in worse. If it saves me money and lets me have lots of fun, I can deal.

Sadly, my spot was just bumped. Now I have to be a jerk and bump someone else.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby nahumya » Thu May 08, 2008 11:34 am

brokendowncar wrote:I'll let you live with me in gropius if it will keep you out of YLS :D


appreciated :D
this will give us about 5 square feet each?

toryslaw wrote:I tried to register with HL Central. How long does it take to get a confirmation e-mail? Maybe I used the wrong address.

Should we use XXXXX@jd11.law.harvard.edu or XXXXX@law.harvard.edu to register?


It took me about two days, so don't lose hope. I used jd11 email. It's funny though, because the housing lottery email was sent to a ME@law.harvard.edu address, which made me happy (the .jd11 deal is too much). So I checked if I can use it.. Nope. Gotta be @jd11.law.....

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby snap » Thu May 08, 2008 11:39 am

Watching The Paper Chase right now...good times

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby brokendowncar » Thu May 08, 2008 12:32 pm

nahumya wrote:
brokendowncar wrote:I'll let you live with me in gropius if it will keep you out of YLS :D


appreciated :D
this will give us about 5 square feet each?

Yep, something like that. I had a 10x12 room, but I got bumped into the 8x12 next door to it.

There seemed to be a lot of gropius rooms left when I picked last night though. You should be fine.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby nahumya » Thu May 08, 2008 1:25 pm

Here's the talk from Doug, for those of us on the wait list (khm):

"It is actually very likely that you will come off of the wait list at #14. Last year, by the end of the summer we had taken 64 students off of the wait list. Many students will cancel in favor of Harvard Affiliated or decide to defer a year, etc. Well begin processing the wait list after the incoming LL.M./S.J.D. room selection occurs next week. Feel free to touch base the week of May 19th to check on your status."


:D
I like him. He's fast and nice.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby snap » Thu May 08, 2008 1:48 pm

brokendowncar: any Hastings rooms left?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby brokendowncar » Thu May 08, 2008 2:18 pm

I didn't check, actually. I just headed right for the building/floor I had picked out ahead of time.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby toryslaw » Sat May 10, 2008 8:40 pm

nahumya wrote:Here's the talk from Doug, for those of us on the wait list (khm):

"It is actually very likely that you will come off of the wait list at #14. Last year, by the end of the summer we had taken 64 students off of the wait list. Many students will cancel in favor of Harvard Affiliated or decide to defer a year, etc. Well begin processing the wait list after the incoming LL.M./S.J.D. room selection occurs next week. Feel free to touch base the week of May 19th to check on your status."


:D
I like him. He's fast and nice.


Sweet, #228 has his fingers crossed for his cell. Gotta pay for wifey's apartment in NYC and housing at HLS. Tres cher.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby homerun31 » Sat May 10, 2008 9:38 pm

Anyone besides me miss out on the lottery and not get to decide either of these two days? I did the application in time and everything, so I guess I was just pretty unfortunate. Anyone know how to check the wait list or see which spots are already occupied? I'm really worried about having to wait until July or August to get housing finalized.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby reggit » Mon May 12, 2008 12:36 pm

Out of curiosity, how difficult would it be to get a biglaw job if one graduates at the bottom of their HLS class?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby brokendowncar » Mon May 12, 2008 12:38 pm

From what everyone told me at ASW, you can get a job that pays market regardless of your class rank and GPA.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby snap » Mon May 12, 2008 12:45 pm

Hastings should be sweet!

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby abbygal0330 » Mon May 12, 2008 1:52 pm

Hello everyone!

I was pulled off of the waitlist on Friday, and I will most likely be receiving the admitted students binder this week. Does it contain all of the housing information? Or does that come seperately? I would love to live on campus if possible, but being so late in the game I dont know that there will be any room left.

Secondly, are pets allowed anywhere on campus? (6 yr. old declawed cat...)

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby brokendowncar » Mon May 12, 2008 2:46 pm

Housing info comes in the binder.

I would suggest emailing the housing people to find out exactly what options you have ASAP. The email address is hlsdorms@law.harvard.edu . Good luck!

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby abbygal0330 » Mon May 12, 2008 4:59 pm

thanks! i actually sent an email to that address over the weekend, but I havent heard back. I didnt think I would need to be looking yet (you could find housing at my undergrad instit. like 3 weeks b/f school started), but it looks like everyone is securing apts/dorms as we speak...

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby reggit » Mon May 12, 2008 5:20 pm

congrats abbygal! you may be getting that impression because the on campus housing lottery/selection occured pretty recently (i think last week, and may still be happening). if you plan to live off campus, i don't think you need to start worrying quite yet.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby condor » Mon May 12, 2008 5:30 pm

I'm not planning to look in earnest until June or so. Seems like that is when most of the off campus housing for fall opens up.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby funkyduck » Mon May 12, 2008 5:58 pm

Congrats, abby! I'm not sure about getting into dorms after the lottery, but here's a link to the website for Harvard Affiliated Housing: --LinkRemoved--.

Once you register, you have the option to try for "currently available" units. They seem pretty adamant about not allowing pets in these apartments. I don't think pets are allowed in the dorms, either. (Can anyone confirm if that's right?)

If it's important to you to bring the cat, you might want to look into non-Harvard options.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby toryslaw » Fri May 23, 2008 8:28 pm

Got my room in Gropius off the waitlist!

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby brokendowncar » Fri May 23, 2008 11:51 pm

Congrats! Nice to have another one.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Postby condor » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:06 pm

i signed a lease with my place last weekend. The search occurred during a truly hellacious heatwave and was fucking horrible and endless. i'm very curious to hear how others fared in their (off campus, unaffiliated) housing hunt. PMs please!




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