Harvard Class of 2012

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Objection
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Objection » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:29 pm

Hm...looking at the HLS computer reimbursement page...

Approved Accessories: Palm Pilots/PDAs/Handhelds

Ineligible: iPods/mp3 Players


Under which category does the iphone fall? I think a strong argument can be made for the former...

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby treple » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:42 pm

Objection wrote:
treple wrote:I stopped wearing my HLS hoodie. I was getting called pretentious for wearing it... luckily I have a green Boston hoodie that I wear religiously... or was... stupid 80 degree weather... /sigh


Yeah, I wear my HLS jacket occasionally, but you can only read that it says "Harvard Law School" if you really try or if I have it zipped. I wear my HLS t-shirt to work out.


I wear my SLS t-shirt for working out! Gonna probably have to ditch that before I get to harvard...

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Pumpkin » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:44 pm

Mailing my deposit tomorrow. eek. glad this process is over.

do they email you to confirm when they get it?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby treple » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:49 pm

Yes they do -- to your Harvard e-mail.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby Krswmact » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:50 pm

mallard wrote:
Objection wrote:
mallard wrote:I've been being a little cocky and wearing my (not a week old) HLS sweatshirt around my neighborhood. It is not a great neighborhood (I live across the street from a set of projects which, though nonthreatening for projects, has its share of shady characters). Anyway, just as I left my house yesterday a man wearing a Yankees jacket and standing sort of between my house and the house next door but forward a bit so as to be on the street and not the stairs said to me, "Excuse me, sir! You went to Harvard Law School?" I said, "Oh, no, ha ha [awkwardly], I'm going in the fall!" with the sort of chipper brightness I haven't genuinely felt since maybe twelve years of age. He said, "Oh. Good luck" (these last two words very enunciated) and I went on my way.

Now I'm curious what he was going to say if I had graduated.


Ha! It's great, right?

I was in Barnes & Noble and was talking to one of the store helper people. I had a couple law related books in my hand (A Civil Action and Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges). She was making small talk and asked what I do (student), what I want to do after grad (law school), where (Harvard). When i said Harvard, these two random people who must have been eavesdropping were like "WOW! That's awesome! Can you imagine getting that acceptance? That's great! Congratulations! Good luck!"

I had a seriously puzzled look on my face since I didn't know we had an audience, but after my puzzlement faded, I felt like a champ.


This guy was a little aggressive. I felt bad, like I had been a bit too cocky.



For the most part I hate when this happens. I go as long as possible to not say that I'll be at HLS in the fall b/c people have weird reactions. However, the other night I was at a dinner with Howard Dean and Bob Graham for a program Im in. Of course discussions about post graduation came up. When I finally admitted I was on my way to HLS, they both flipped out like people tend to. That was the time it was actually pretty cool.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby mallard » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:54 pm

Krswmact wrote:For the most part I hate when this happens. I go as long as possible to not say that I'll be at HLS in the fall b/c people have weird reactions. However, the other night I was at a dinner with Howard Dean and Bob Graham for a program Im in. Of course discussions about post graduation came up. When I finally admitted I was on my way to HLS, they both flipped out like people tend to. That was the time it was actually pretty cool.


That's really awesome! I was wearing it in case there were pretty girls who might be impressed at the coffeeshop where I was headed.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby joschmo » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:45 pm

mallard wrote:
Krswmact wrote:For the most part I hate when this happens. I go as long as possible to not say that I'll be at HLS in the fall b/c people have weird reactions. However, the other night I was at a dinner with Howard Dean and Bob Graham for a program Im in. Of course discussions about post graduation came up. When I finally admitted I was on my way to HLS, they both flipped out like people tend to. That was the time it was actually pretty cool.


That's really awesome! I was wearing it in case there were pretty girls who might be impressed at the coffeeshop where I was headed.


I have had very limited success using this on chicks. Even when someone else brings it up.

I feel like I'd be better off just buying a motorcycle.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby joshikousei » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:51 am

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby HAZMAT » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:10 am

joshikousei wrote:sadly, the H-bomb doesn't work THAT well.


You are sadly mistaken :lol:

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:49 am

I really would like to hope this entire conversation is a parody, but somehow, sadly, I think it's not.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:55 am

:lol:

But yeah....

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby FrenchiePatootie » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:02 am

zabagabe wrote:I really would like to hope this entire conversation is a parody, but somehow, sadly, I think it's not.


:roll:

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby HAZMAT » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:19 am

zabagabe wrote:I really would like to hope this entire conversation is a parody, but somehow, sadly, I think it's not.



It's sad that you think that.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:30 am

Objection wrote:
treple wrote:I stopped wearing my HLS hoodie. I was getting called pretentious for wearing it... luckily I have a green Boston hoodie that I wear religiously... or was... stupid 80 degree weather... /sigh


Yeah, I wear my HLS jacket occasionally, but you can only read that it says "Harvard Law School" if you really try or if I have it zipped. I wear my HLS t-shirt to work out.


Lol, where on earth did you get all of this HLS apparel, Objection?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:31 am

FrenchiePatootie wrote:
zabagabe wrote:I really would like to hope this entire conversation is a parody, but somehow, sadly, I think it's not.


:roll:


:roll: :roll: :roll:

Don't hate on Zab. He's right.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:33 am

treple wrote:
Objection wrote:
treple wrote:I stopped wearing my HLS hoodie. I was getting called pretentious for wearing it... luckily I have a green Boston hoodie that I wear religiously... or was... stupid 80 degree weather... /sigh


Yeah, I wear my HLS jacket occasionally, but you can only read that it says "Harvard Law School" if you really try or if I have it zipped. I wear my HLS t-shirt to work out.


I wear my SLS t-shirt for working out! Gonna probably have to ditch that before I get to harvard...


BTW, like the new tar, treple. Granted, now I can add "light-sabring squirrels" to the list of things I fear in my nightmares at night, but hell, its fun nonetheless.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby HAZMAT » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:38 am

OperaAttorney wrote:
FrenchiePatootie wrote:
zabagabe wrote:I really would like to hope this entire conversation is a parody, but somehow, sadly, I think it's not.


:roll:


:roll: :roll: :roll:

Don't hate on Zab. He's right.



Who's hating on Zab :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:39 am

HAZMAT wrote:
OperaAttorney wrote:
FrenchiePatootie wrote:
zabagabe wrote:I really would like to hope this entire conversation is a parody, but somehow, sadly, I think it's not.


:roll:


:roll: :roll: :roll:

Don't hate on Zab. He's right.



Who's hating on Zab :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:


Who gave Zab an eye-roll? :lol:

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:01 pm

On another note, here's an interesting blog post about considering how to recognize HLS' debt to the slaves who contributed to its establishment. I'm sure many other old northeastern (and southern) institutions have similarly checkered histories, but it's nonetheless interesting.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblaw ... laves.html

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby mallard » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:00 pm

zabagabe wrote:I really would like to hope this entire conversation is a parody, but somehow, sadly, I think it's not.


What?

Oh, I get it - you prefer the faux modesty of "everybody else was such a genius" to the pleasant confusion of "people look at me like I've accomplished something." I guess I can see why.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby law school question » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:09 pm

mallard wrote:
zabagabe wrote:I really would like to hope this entire conversation is a parody, but somehow, sadly, I think it's not.


What?

Oh, I get it - you prefer the faux modesty of "everybody else was such a genius" to the pleasant confusion of "people look at me like I've accomplished something." I guess I can see why.


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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby mallard » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:11 pm

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Well, that's going a bit far...

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby law school question » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:12 pm

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Well, that's going a bit far...


No, I'm not being facetious or anything
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(I'm really not. The whole "I'M GOING TO HAVE TO WORK SO HARD TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THESE OTHER BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL MINDS" schtick is really grating.)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:20 pm

mallard wrote:
zabagabe wrote:I really would like to hope this entire conversation is a parody, but somehow, sadly, I think it's not.


What?

Oh, I get it - you prefer the faux modesty of "everybody else was such a genius" to the pleasant confusion of "people look at me like I've accomplished something." I guess I can see why.


For the record, equating the above to pleasant confusion is pretty disingenuous. And yeah, there's a big difference between running around reveling in random people being in awe of you because of where you're going to school and appreciating your classmates.

If you want to talk about how cool your future fellow students are, go right ahead - HLS kids are almost uniformly accomplished, intelligent, hard-working and destined for good things ahead. There are countless things to be proud of in your classmates. However, getting an ego boost from the significance that the name on your T-shirt conveys is *not* the same thing, let alone speculating on the ability to score based on it. I know we all worked really hard to get into the schools we're getting into and it's *definitely* something to be proud of, but I just think it's really easy for this to get to one's head.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Postby legends159 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:21 pm

FWIW I'm sure mallard was joking about the "trying to score" part.




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