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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 3:04 pm
by iagolives
Cleareyes wrote:
mallard wrote:I have a laptop but I want one just for school (especially given we take exams on it, right?). I'll look into the Lenovo thing.


Yah. One computer strictly for work and another for...personal matters is probably a good idea. It will cut down on distractions, improve privacy, etc...

Plus keeping one computer clean except for school stuff will improve performance and reliability. I think that's the route I will end up going even though it's a bit more expensive.


So, doing this, would you get the cheaper/more stripped-down computer for your personal matters or your work laptop?

I like the idea, I just don't know if I can afford it.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 3:07 pm
by Cleareyes
iagolives wrote:So, doing this, would you get the cheaper/more stripped-down computer for your personal matters or your work laptop?

I like the idea, I just don't know if I can afford it.


I'd keep my current PC as a personal computer and buy one of those two as a work computer (have to decide based on size.) Then after my current computer goes completely out of date I would buy a new personal computer separate from Harvard. I mean, it's fine to have the Harvard crest on your computer at HLS and if you're working around HLS, but I don't want to be bringing a crested computer home on holidays.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:30 am
by sluggo
Damn, I jumped the gun and bought my lenovo before I knew I could get a special Harvard one. I think I'm going to bootleg it and add one of my white HLS stickers from the acceptance packet, so I can keep up appearances.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 4:15 pm
by jrs12
Is the Lenovo actually that good a deal?

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 4:17 pm
by Cleareyes
jrs12 wrote:Is the Lenovo actually that good a deal?


It's all about the free on site tech support.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:57 pm
by iagolives
Cleareyes wrote:
jrs12 wrote:Is the Lenovo actually that good a deal?


It's all about the free on site tech support.


I was wondering this too. So, if you don't have Lenovo, will HLS tech support just refuse to help you? I find that hard to believe.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 1:07 pm
by jrs12
I've always found it strange that tech support is such a big deal. It's in all the advertising, like it's the most important aspect of a computer sometimes.

I don't consider myself great with computers AT ALL, but I've never used tech support in the 18 or so years since I started using PCs.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 1:21 pm
by Objection
jrs12 wrote:I've always found it strange that tech support is such a big deal. It's in all the advertising, like it's the most important aspect of a computer sometimes.

I don't consider myself great with computers AT ALL, but I've never used tech support in the 18 or so years since I started using PCs.


TCR

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 1:25 pm
by Cleareyes
jrs12 wrote:I've always found it strange that tech support is such a big deal. It's in all the advertising, like it's the most important aspect of a computer sometimes.

I don't consider myself great with computers AT ALL, but I've never used tech support in the 18 or so years since I started using PCs.


Have you worked on laptops? They are a PITA. You don't need tech support until you suddenly do. i know that my applecare plan has been both convenient and money saving (multiple hard drive failures when the drives would have been out of warranty.)

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 6:53 pm
by mallard
I just got my aid information. Huge grant. Did they mess something up? I haven't been steadily employed since I graduated but my family is comfortably middle-class.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 9:57 pm
by iagolives
mallard wrote:I just got my aid information. Huge grant. Did they mess something up? I haven't been steadily employed since I graduated but my family is comfortably middle-class.


Wait, is this more than the forecast you got a few months ago? Or are you just finally getting your preliminary forecast?

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 10:33 pm
by Objection
Anyone heard anything on the Dean search? I really hope a new Dean is in place before we start.

Also, here is what the orientation schedules look like. It's from last year, but they say to use this as a guide:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/stud ... chive.html

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 10:51 pm
by mallard
iagolives wrote:
mallard wrote:I just got my aid information. Huge grant. Did they mess something up? I haven't been steadily employed since I graduated but my family is comfortably middle-class.


Wait, is this more than the forecast you got a few months ago? Or are you just finally getting your preliminary forecast?


I'm not sure, actually. It's listed as an award on the site, but it's the first number I've seen.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 12:17 am
by iagolives
Objection wrote:Anyone heard anything on the Dean search? I really hope a new Dean is in place before we start.

Also, here is what the orientation schedules look like. It's from last year, but they say to use this as a guide:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/stud ... chive.html


Thanks. I was actually musing with my family about this today. (Yes, I muse. I consider it a mark of my manly prowess...) I had heard at the ASW from some students that they were trying their darnest to get someone in placy by August. I hope this is still true.

Also, when do we find out our sections? I think, based on the little I've been able to absorb from the interwebs, that if any of us have classes together next year, there will be some pretty interesting debates.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 12:01 pm
by Objection
Loan checks can be picked up when we register at orientation. So any lease before August 28th will come out of pocket.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:48 pm
by sluggo
Got Terry Terrace! Will be incredibly close to you lovable bunch of misfits... as well as to tons of sonorous construction noise at 7AM each morning! :D

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 3:56 pm
by Currie84
Sluggo, you lucky ducky. That's a golden pick.
Were you able to see if many apartments were still available in Terry Terrace and other closeby buildings?

I have to wait another two weeks to pick, which seems like the middle. I'm not thinking I'll be totally shut out, but not certain anything near HLS will still be there.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 5:25 pm
by Pumpkin
mallard wrote:
iagolives wrote:
mallard wrote:I just got my aid information. Huge grant. Did they mess something up? I haven't been steadily employed since I graduated but my family is comfortably middle-class.


Wait, is this more than the forecast you got a few months ago? Or are you just finally getting your preliminary forecast?


I'm not sure, actually. It's listed as an award on the site, but it's the first number I've seen.


Dammit, how do they come up with these aid decisions? that's awesome for you but i got zero and my parents most certainly cannot pay for my law school. so frustrating

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 5:27 pm
by joshikousei
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Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 5:46 pm
by Pumpkin
yes but for a non profit! my savings don't come close to what i'd need. it really is true that in this scenario saving is pointless.

oh well. i guess when i'll owe 200k, what difference does it make if they gave me 20k or 0. i'll be reliant on LIPP anyway

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 6:06 pm
by Objection
Has anyone found anything good off campus without using HRES (I can't HRES it until 6/15)?

I have my eye on a 2 bedroom $2400/month condo right across the street from the law school. A little expensive (especially since it doesn't include utilities), but no fee. Subletting isn't allowed which kind of worries me since loans only cover 9 months.

Every time I find something nice, it has some major drawbacks. Argh.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:34 pm
by packergirl13
Objection wrote:Has anyone found anything good off campus without using HRES (I can't HRES it until 6/15)?

I have my eye on a 2 bedroom $2400/month condo right across the street from the law school. A little expensive (especially since it doesn't include utilities), but no fee. Subletting isn't allowed which kind of worries me since loans only cover 9 months.

Every time I find something nice, it has some major drawbacks. Argh.


I think if you're willing to walk up to a mile, there are some great places still available. We just signed a lease for a 4-5 bedroom, 2800/month apartment almost a mile from the law school that was surprisingly nice for the price. The closer you get to the school, the more the price skyrockets, so you might want to look into some parkas!

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:19 pm
by prelaw
When do the aid awards come out? Have they been generous to younger applicants who arguably still have parental support?

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:23 pm
by mallard
prelaw wrote:When do the aid awards come out? Have they been generous to younger applicants who arguably still have parental support?


They were generous to me. I am quite young.

Re: Harvard Class of 2012

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:15 am
by prelaw
mallard wrote:
prelaw wrote:When do the aid awards come out? Have they been generous to younger applicants who arguably still have parental support?


They were generous to me. I am quite young.


Sweet. Should that be forthcoming?