Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

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Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

Postby flcath » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:51 am

that they haven't gotten into yet.


Lol, just lol, at you obscene gunners.

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Re: Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

Postby Xferr » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:42 am

Airtight logic man, thanks. I'm going to go reevaluate my perspective on life in light of your wisdom.

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Re: Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

Postby keg411 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:03 am

Minus CLS and HLS, most of the transfer write-ons are after admission.

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Re: Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

Postby kaiser » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:47 am

Its absolutely insulting that those schools would require you to do it before admission.

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Re: Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:45 am

kaiser wrote:Its absolutely insulting that those schools would require you to do it before admission.

I've heard stories that there was at least one case in recent history of a transfer being accepted by HLR and then rejected by the HLS adcomms. Man that had to suck.

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Re: Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:54 am

So how should that applicant list his/her HLR acceptance on his/her resume ? :D

Is there a written rule specifying that HLR membership is limited to current HLS students ? (I'm confident that there is, but it would be interesting if that was not a written requirement.) Just read the rules regarding HLR membership. Those who attended other law schools for 1L must be accepted to HLS in order to become a member. Would being accepted as a visiting law student satisfy this requirement ?
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Re: Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:05 am

Edit: Srs response is unnecessary.

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Re: Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:06 am

I was joking. Sorry if that wasn't clear. I really didn't expect a serious response.

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Re: Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:07 am

CanadianWolf wrote:I was joking. Sorry if that wasn't clear. I really didn't expect a serious response.

Whoops. That would explain why I was like, "Why is CW asking a question this dumb?' :P

I like that you added a smiley, it makes that much clearer.

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Re: Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:09 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Just read the rules regarding HLR membership. Those who attended other law schools for 1L must be accepted to HLS in order to become a member. Would being accepted as a visiting law student satisfy this requirement ?

To give a serious response to this part:

HLR only offers membership to rising 2Ls. There is no process for rising 3Ls to apply to join. If you are not accepted as a transfer, I would assume your invitation to join would be revoked, and that being accepted as a visiting student a year later would be irrelevant.

That's just an assumption, but based on how they handle membership in general.

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Re: Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:12 am

From the Harvard Law Review website:

" Students who spend their 1L year at other law schools and are applying to transfer to Harvard Law School must be admitted to Harvard Law School to become a member of the Review."

The same website further states that all potential law review members must participate in the write-on after their 1L year. So, in light of this requirement, a visiting 3L would be ineligible for membership assuming that the HLR membership offer expires or is withdrawn if not admitted as a 2L.

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Re: Transfer applicants doing write-on competitions at schools

Postby flcath » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:01 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
kaiser wrote:Its absolutely insulting that those schools would require you to do it before admission.

I've heard stories that there was at least one case in recent history of a transfer being accepted by HLR and then rejected by the HLS adcomms. Man that had to suck.

For the massive lulz, they should give an HLR offer to every transfer applicant that gets rejected from HLS. Call him with the happy news the same night his rejection letter goes in the mail.




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