Harvard Class of 2013

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby GeePee » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:14 pm

I'd like to move up early to Cambridge, but unfortunately I have an mid-August court date to fight a bogus speeding ticket. Boo.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby go4hls » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:50 pm

GeePee wrote:I'd like to move up early to Cambridge, but unfortunately I have an mid-August court date to fight a bogus speeding ticket. Boo.


LOL, fight the power!!

I'm living on-campus so I can't move in before end-of-August, I think. Also, anyone know when we get assigned our sections? I've been looking everywhere for the info and can't find it.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby go4hls » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:33 am

bump.

Anyone know about the section assignment date?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby adameus » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:53 pm

hey guys

my apartment fell through (she ended up having a family member in need of a place), so I'm looking again..
Does anyone know How inman square is for a location?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby go4hls » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:05 am

Inman and the area around it (especially heading west toward harvard along cambridge st.) is popular among harvard grad students (not sure if a lot of law students there tho). Cambridge st. is really nice (darwin's cafe is pretty cool) and inman itself is a shopping center so you don't have to go far to get groceries.

Only disadvantage? It doesn't have a t-stop. Take a look at porter square as well, it has a t-stop, is closer to the law school, and has reasonable (relatively-speaking) prices.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby Pankun » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:22 pm

Hey Guys, I had a quick question:

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what this required 1L Legislation and Administration course is all about. Does it go over any cases, specific statutes, history, or is it like a high school civics class (except more advanced hopefully)?

I noticed that many other schools require Constitutional Law 1L year but Harvard doesn't, so perhaps legis/admin course overlaps w/ constitutional law (along with other subjects like regulatory law)?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby Starbuck101 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:53 pm

Hi guys, congrats on your acceptance!

Thought I’d pop in and see if I could help. Most Leg Reg courses start with a section on statutory interpretation, which IMO can be very dry and repetitive. Some sections spend very little time on this, while others don’t, so it really depends on the professor. In the second half of the class, we studied the functioning of administrative agencies, with a BIG chunk dedicated to judicial review of agency actions.

In terms of material—if I’m not wrong, almost all the sections used a Manning & Stephenson casebook that has not been published yet I believe. Students picked it up from the copy center. Other sections just had an Admin Law casebook.

Like I said, it really all depends on the professor. I didn’t have Rakoff, but he is an incredible Admin Law Professor, so I would assume his Leg Reg class (if he’s teaching it again this year) would have a little bit of everything.

Hope that helped!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby go4hls » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:25 pm

Starbuck101 wrote:Hi guys, congrats on your acceptance!

Thought I’d pop in and see if I could help. Most Leg Reg courses start with a section on statutory interpretation, which IMO can be very dry and repetitive. Some sections spend very little time on this, while others don’t, so it really depends on the professor. In the second half of the class, we studied the functioning of administrative agencies, with a BIG chunk dedicated to judicial review of agency actions.

In terms of material—if I’m not wrong, almost all the sections used a Manning & Stephenson casebook that has not been published yet I believe. Students picked it up from the copy center. Other sections just had an Admin Law casebook.

Like I said, it really all depends on the professor. I didn’t have Rakoff, but he is an incredible Admin Law Professor, so I would assume his Leg Reg class (if he’s teaching it again this year) would have a little bit of everything.

Hope that helped!


Thanks! That was definitely helpful.

Other non-0ls feel free to drop in on this thread and give us thoughts on other 1l courses as well.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby bofaem » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:32 pm

anyone who went to emory UG? PM me please

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby adameus » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:21 pm

hey does anyone here know what to expect for total cost of utilities on a monthly basis?

I'm looking at a unit that has all utilities plus cable and internet included and I'm trying to attach a financial value to that.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby GeePee » Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:27 pm

adameus wrote:hey does anyone here know what to expect for total cost of utilities on a monthly basis?

I'm looking at a unit that has all utilities plus cable and internet included and I'm trying to attach a financial value to that.

Almost any place in Cambridge has heat + hot water included, so really "utilities" represents electricity, gas if you have a gas stove or other gas-using appliance, and then internet. Those additional inclusions probably are between $50-100 a month for electricity depending on your usage and the setup of your apartment (could be more in the Summer months if you run an air conditioner), a (possible) fairly small fee for gas/oil/other energy source, and then internet which probably has $40-$50 in value. So you're looking at anywhere from $100 to $200 a month in value, but you have to probably ask some more questions to see where you fall within those boundaries, particularly if your apartment uses electric heat. Having heat included isn't particularly helpful when you have to pay electricity for it anyway.

EDIT: With cable too, it definitely comes out to a bit more. Didn't see that the first time around.
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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby justbluemyself » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:52 pm

I just drove down for the day and moved a bunch of furniture into my apartment. After, I walked over to campus and scoped out the library, the admissions building (Austin? I think? The microphones in the classrooms were terrifying.) and Hemmingway Gym, which is nicer than I expected. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that we work out for free at all the Harvard gyms. Also- The Coop sells "Legally Brunette" tee-shirts, in case you were wondering.

I hadn't visited the law campus before, and my visit made it sink in that, yes, I will be attending HLS in the fall. I'm getting really excited and a little bit nervous; I can't wait to meet everyone on August 27th!
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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby smashedpumpkins » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:33 am

Dang, I was looking forward to taking classes with Liz Warren, but it looks like she'll be gone this fall.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby Chad3849 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:19 pm

So excited!!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby timbuk » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:01 pm

Maybe I was reading it wrong, but I'd be surprised if you found a place where cable/internet was included in the rent. The place I'll be moving to (in less than two weeks, yikes!) has heat and hot water included only. The best thing about Cambridge over NYC (where I currently live) is the fact that I have a deck and a shared yard. Unheard of luxury.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:12 pm

justbluemyself wrote:I just drove down for the day and moved a bunch of furniture into my apartment in Porter Square. After, I walked over to campus and scoped out the library, the admissions building (Austin? I think? The microphones in the classrooms were terrifying.) and Hemmingway Gym, which is nicer than I expected. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that we work out for free at all the Harvard gyms. Also- The Coop sells "Legally Brunette" tee-shirts, in case you were wondering.

I hadn't visited the law campus before, and my visit made it sink in that, yes, I will be attending HLS in the fall. I'm getting really excited and a little bit nervous; I can't wait to meet everyone on August 27th!


haha im excited (read: nervous) too, but i think i need to limit how self-conscious i am getting; it is probably due to the fact that i look younger, am younger, am smaller, and am yellower than everyone else in my class lol

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby adameus » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:52 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
justbluemyself wrote:I just drove down for the day and moved a bunch of furniture into my apartment in Porter Square. After, I walked over to campus and scoped out the library, the admissions building (Austin? I think? The microphones in the classrooms were terrifying.) and Hemmingway Gym, which is nicer than I expected. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that we work out for free at all the Harvard gyms. Also- The Coop sells "Legally Brunette" tee-shirts, in case you were wondering.

I hadn't visited the law campus before, and my visit made it sink in that, yes, I will be attending HLS in the fall. I'm getting really excited and a little bit nervous; I can't wait to meet everyone on August 27th!


haha im excited (read: nervous) too, but i think i need to limit how self-conscious i am getting; it is probably due to the fact that i look younger, am younger, am smaller, and am yellower than everyone else in my class lol


yellower?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby Objection » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:20 pm

adameus wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
justbluemyself wrote:I just drove down for the day and moved a bunch of furniture into my apartment in Porter Square. After, I walked over to campus and scoped out the library, the admissions building (Austin? I think? The microphones in the classrooms were terrifying.) and Hemmingway Gym, which is nicer than I expected. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that we work out for free at all the Harvard gyms. Also- The Coop sells "Legally Brunette" tee-shirts, in case you were wondering.

I hadn't visited the law campus before, and my visit made it sink in that, yes, I will be attending HLS in the fall. I'm getting really excited and a little bit nervous; I can't wait to meet everyone on August 27th!


haha im excited (read: nervous) too, but i think i need to limit how self-conscious i am getting; it is probably due to the fact that i look younger, am younger, am smaller, and am yellower than everyone else in my class lol


yellower?


:lol:

Just wanted to pop in and tell everyone: don't panic. It'll all work out. I promise. You are all smart and capable.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby smittytron3k » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:49 pm

anyone have ISP recommendations (besides comcast) for the cambridge area?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby alchemist » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:53 am

adameus wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
justbluemyself wrote:I just drove down for the day and moved a bunch of furniture into my apartment in Porter Square. After, I walked over to campus and scoped out the library, the admissions building (Austin? I think? The microphones in the classrooms were terrifying.) and Hemmingway Gym, which is nicer than I expected. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that we work out for free at all the Harvard gyms. Also- The Coop sells "Legally Brunette" tee-shirts, in case you were wondering.

I hadn't visited the law campus before, and my visit made it sink in that, yes, I will be attending HLS in the fall. I'm getting really excited and a little bit nervous; I can't wait to meet everyone on August 27th!


haha im excited (read: nervous) too, but i think i need to limit how self-conscious i am getting; it is probably due to the fact that i look younger, am younger, am smaller, and am yellower than everyone else in my class lol


yellower?


Judging by the pineapple avatar, I was thinking Spongebob Squarepants?

In any case, I can relate to the looking younger thing. I am routinely mistaken for a 16 year old, even though I am 23. Useful sometimes, but mostly irritating.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby justbluemyself » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:46 am

alchemist wrote:
adameus wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
justbluemyself wrote:I just drove down for the day and moved a bunch of furniture into my apartment in Porter Square. After, I walked over to campus and scoped out the library, the admissions building (Austin? I think? The microphones in the classrooms were terrifying.) and Hemmingway Gym, which is nicer than I expected. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that we work out for free at all the Harvard gyms. Also- The Coop sells "Legally Brunette" tee-shirts, in case you were wondering.

I hadn't visited the law campus before, and my visit made it sink in that, yes, I will be attending HLS in the fall. I'm getting really excited and a little bit nervous; I can't wait to meet everyone on August 27th!


haha im excited (read: nervous) too, but i think i need to limit how self-conscious i am getting; it is probably due to the fact that i look younger, am younger, am smaller, and am yellower than everyone else in my class lol


yellower?


Judging by the pineapple avatar, I was thinking Spongebob Squarepants?

In any case, I can relate to the looking younger thing. I am routinely mistaken for a 16 year old, even though I am 23. Useful sometimes, but mostly irritating.


Spongebob Squarepants? That would make a great DS.

Anyone going to the Boston reception Thursday?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby Objection » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:01 pm

Who will be throwing the pre-class party that I fully intend on crashing?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:16 pm

justbluemyself wrote:
alchemist wrote:Judging by the pineapple avatar, I was thinking Spongebob Squarepants?

In any case, I can relate to the looking younger thing. I am routinely mistaken for a 16 year old, even though I am 23. Useful sometimes, but mostly irritating.


Spongebob Squarepants? That would make a great DS.

Anyone going to the Boston reception Thursday?


haha yeah i EASILY look 16, though im 22.

also, i posted this in the IN HARVARD thread but i guess maybe it makes more sense in this one?


anyone here already looking into textbooks? im not even sure when we're supposed to be getting them...or from where

also, any HLS TLSers interested in meeting when we get to HLS, if we're in the same section, and joining forces to find competent outlines for everyone to edit/add onto?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby justbluemyself » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:51 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
justbluemyself wrote:
alchemist wrote:
haha yeah i EASILY look 16, though im 22.

also, i posted this in the IN HARVARD thread but i guess maybe it makes more sense in this one?


anyone here already looking into textbooks? im not even sure when we're supposed to be getting them...or from where

also, any HLS TLSers interested in meeting when we get to HLS, if we're in the same section, and joining forces to find competent outlines for everyone to edit/add onto?


I was at the law school Coop a week and a half ago and all they had for 1ls were a smattering of E&Es. I would imagine the professors haven't released their lists of textbooks yet.

Also, the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston is BEAUTIFUL. It's where the reception was held, and the views are incredible. Also, there was an open bar and tons of sushi. Looking forward to free food throughout law school...

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Re: Harvard Class of 2013

Postby go4hls » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:15 pm

justbluemyself wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
justbluemyself wrote:
alchemist wrote:
haha yeah i EASILY look 16, though im 22.

also, i posted this in the IN HARVARD thread but i guess maybe it makes more sense in this one?


anyone here already looking into textbooks? im not even sure when we're supposed to be getting them...or from where

also, any HLS TLSers interested in meeting when we get to HLS, if we're in the same section, and joining forces to find competent outlines for everyone to edit/add onto?


I was at the law school Coop a week and a half ago and all they had for 1ls were a smattering of E&Es. I would imagine the professors haven't released their lists of textbooks yet.

Also, the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston is BEAUTIFUL. It's where the reception was held, and the views are incredible. Also, there was an open bar and tons of sushi. Looking forward to free food throughout law school...


Yeah, I called the admissions office a few weeks ago, and they said that the schedules/section assignments won't be sent to us until "early august".




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