TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

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TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby The Law » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:19 pm

The Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools(TRIALS) Progam is accepting applications until the end of this month. As past participant in the program and current law student, I highly encourage anyone interested in law school to apply as soon as possible.

The program took place at NYU last year and will take place at Harvard Law School this summer.

Here is the link:
http://trials.atfoundation.org/program/index

I am open to answer questions.

Good luck!

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby palomitas » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:04 pm

I'm trying to figure out what to put in my personal statement. What are they looking for, to make me stand out?

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby Wade LeBosh » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:43 pm

This is great thanks! I filled out part 1 immediately.

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby socraticmethodman » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:46 pm

Is this program for people enrolling in law school this coming Fall, or is it geared to those who haven't taken the LSAT yet and want to go to law school?

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby T6Hopeful » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:39 pm

socraticmethodman wrote:Is this program for people enrolling in law school this coming Fall, or is it geared to those who haven't taken the LSAT yet and want to go to law school?

The latter. At least from what I understand, a large part of it is geared toward doing well on the LSAT. I looked into the program last year, but chose not to take it as it was the only summer I had the opportunity to study abroad. Also, I wanted to take the LSAT in June in case I needed to retake in October, and I'm super glad I did that because I DID end up retaking in October. This is not to discourage anyone from applying, just that I chose not to.

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby Firework11 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:45 pm

Best of luck to everyone!
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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby The Law » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:48 am

Several people have informed me that they believe they are not competitive for the program. Though we may hear it from many places, this program truly is holistic in its approach to selecting candidates, so I again encourage you to apply.

The program is for those in college planning on or considering attending law school. Graduates are also welcome to apply.

As for standing out, try to paint a picture of you. There is no single type of person they are looking for. Put your passions into your personal statement. What drives you? What are the life experiences that make you different from others? What have you accomplished in your life? Why do you want to attend law school/be a lawyer? These are all possible topics to touch on.

It is not too late to do the application. I learned about the program the day before the application was due and pulled an all nighter. This is not the ideal situation, but do not sell yourself short. The only way to be certain you will not get in, is by not applying.

Good luck.

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby ahduth » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:33 am

The Law wrote:I am open to answer questions.

Good luck!


Hi there.

Who are you, and why are you qualified to answer questions about the program?

Thanks!

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby ButterflySepulchres » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:34 pm

I would also be interested to hear your qualifications.

Not a ton of buzz about TRIALS this year (last year / the first year there was a good amount). I also haven't run into any PR info about past alum. Anyone else looking in to it or applied in the past? Maybe someone can point me in the right direction with regard to where past participants have ended up?

Side note: web site says:

The deadline for submitting Part II of the application is February 15, 2011.

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby Firework11 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:29 am

The Final Round :Applicants will be notified of a decision by April 15th.

So excited, yet nervous :D

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby BruceWayne » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:32 am

ButterflySepulchres wrote:I would also be interested to hear your qualifications.

Not a ton of buzz about TRIALS this year (last year / the first year there was a good amount). I also haven't run into any PR info about past alum. Anyone else looking in to it or applied in the past? Maybe someone can point me in the right direction with regard to where past participants have ended up?

Side note: web site says:

The deadline for submitting Part II of the application is February 15, 2011.


I applied the inaugural year and was rejected. It seems like a great program. It is HIGHLY selective though. I believe the the first year had something like 4000 applications for 25 or so spots.

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby Firework11 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:36 am

BruceWayne wrote:
ButterflySepulchres wrote:I would also be interested to hear your qualifications.

Not a ton of buzz about TRIALS this year (last year / the first year there was a good amount). I also haven't run into any PR info about past alum. Anyone else looking in to it or applied in the past? Maybe someone can point me in the right direction with regard to where past participants have ended up?

Side note: web site says:

The deadline for submitting Part II of the application is February 15, 2011.


I applied the inaugural year and was rejected. It seems like a great program. It is HIGHLY selective though. I believe the the first year had something like 4000 applications for 25 or so spots.


Understandable, I hope I get accepted, if not, I will still be honored to have been a finalist!

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby Letymora » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:31 am

The notification date is april 15th? How do you know?

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby Firework11 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:40 am

Letymora wrote:The notification date is april 15th? How do you know?


The information is posted on the program's website.

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Question

Postby Letymora » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:47 am

Have the finalist been announced yet???

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Re: Question

Postby Firework11 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:13 am

Letymora wrote:Have the finalist been announced yet???



I have not heard anything :(

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby POSERmyLOVE » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:51 pm

So we r still waiting....i got into the CLEO summer institute but my lsat is pretty low and being apart of a harvard/nyu program would definitley give me a boost on my applications next application cycle.......we'll see.....

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby Wade LeBosh » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:16 pm

POSERmyLOVE wrote:So we r still waiting....i got into the CLEO summer institute but my lsat is pretty low and being apart of a harvard/nyu program would definitley give me a boost on my applications next application cycle.......we'll see.....


Still waiting myself...... this next week and a half is gonna suck

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Re: Question

Postby silly » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:29 am

Firework11 wrote:
Letymora wrote:Have the finalist been announced yet???



I got an email on Monday evening saying I was a finalist.

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby POSERmyLOVE » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:31 pm

Lol, guess i'm not a finalist then ;/

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:49 pm

Just spend all that time and money studying for the LSAT.

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Re: Question

Postby Alltheirsplendor » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:17 pm

silly wrote:
Firework11 wrote:
Letymora wrote:Have the finalist been announced yet???



I got an email on Monday evening saying I was a finalist.


Guess I'm not a finalist. Laaaame! Oh well.

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby howlery » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:40 pm

Hope no one minds me reviving this thread. I'll be applying to TRIALS this summer and was wondering if any past participants could share their experiences in detail. I'm also not sure when the best time to apply is. Earlier in UG, later? Right before you plan to take the LSAT?

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby luuma » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:08 pm

Anyone apply to this? I'm DYING to know if I got in. It would be such an amazing opportunity! Also LSAT class starts Apr 1.. they don't respond until Apr 15. What to dooo? Is there a sign of anything before Apr 1?

:/

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Re: TRIALS Summer Pre-Law Program at Harvard Law School

Postby Blueblades » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:15 pm

I heard some not so good things about this program

#1 they don't go on merit alone--they sanction off spots for HBCU students (which is absolutely beyond rediculous for us blacks who chose to forgo a racially homogenous college experience)

#2 They will stretch the meaning of "underprivaledge"---I have heard stories just recently about how they turned down an applicant who was lower class with a high GPA, for a candidate who had a much lower GPA and was well into the middle class with a far more adventageous background.

Google people who have been in this program years prior, you will olny find a few---a guess most of its alumni didn't find the experience important enough for it to be on the resumes




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