Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby sandwhich » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:53 am

Some of those dings are harsh :?


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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lala789 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:23 pm

For those still waiting for a decision - has anyone been in touch with the admissions office about when they expect the remainder to be released?


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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby theMasterofBiotech » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:01 pm

actually just dinged so i think they last of them are coming out now

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Traynor Brah » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:57 pm

Just accepted into c/o 2017 dingers


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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby NoDayButToday » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:24 pm

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby crimson34 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:27 pm

Dinged. Glad I didn't attempt the write on competition. Good luck all those accepted and those not good luck at your current schools.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby schnaupal » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:52 am

Welcome incoming 2Ls!

I’m a rising 2L, and I’d like to invite everyone interested in working on a journal this year to consider joining the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology (JOLT).

Why join JOLT?

[*] JOLT is the highest ranked specialty law journal in the country, and we’re second only in rankings to the Harvard Law Review amongst all publications on campus.
[*] JOLT is not just for those with a science background or an interest in practicing IP law. We publish an array of topics ranging from cyberlaw, patent, copyright, trademark, antitrust, privacy & security, biotech, telecommunications, energy, cybercrime, and much more. For example, our most recent volume featured articles on black-box medicine, the right to be forgotten, and trademark in 3D printing. Of course, having JOLT on your resume makes a difference when talking to employers, especially in IP.
[*] JOLT is also a lot of fun! More than just a journal, JOLT is also a community. We put on speaker events and an IP career fair during the year, and we also host many social activities for members ranging from happy hours to study breaks to house parties.

There are many ways to get involved with JOLT, including working in our various functions such as editing, submissions, student writing, or programming. Specifically, we’ve reserved a few openings for transfer students in our more substantive roles in editing and submissions. Please read below for more information on how to apply. We will aim to have our masthead selection decisions made before the Early Interview Program (EIP) begins so that you can update your resumes to reflect any new roles you may be taking on within the journal. If you have any questions about JOLT, please feel free to contact the Editors-in-Chief at jolt@law.harvard.edu.


If you have journal experience from your previous law school, you can apply to be a Line Editor. Line Editors manage a team of Subciters and are in charge of the technical and substantive editing for a section of an article or student note. The major time commitments for a Line Editor include the periods of source pull, subcite, and technical edits. Line editing is a prerequisite for senior masthead positions such as Editor-in-Chief or Executive Editor.

Please fill out the Line Editor application form by Friday, August 7th at 5:00 PM (EST). The application can be found here: http://top-law-schools.com/forms/IfXpZDODI6

Transfer applicants will also need to complete a short Bluebook test with their application. To receive the Bluebook test, please email jolt.tech.editor@gmail.com. This test should take no more than 2 hours and is due at the same time as the application.

Please e-mail Andrea Els, our Technical Editor, at jolt.tech.editor@gmail.com if you have any questions about the role or application process.


If you have no prior journal experience, you can sign up to be a Subciter. There is no application process for this role and recruiting will begin after classes start. Subciting is roughly a 5-10 hour time commitment, and those who subcite become eligible to apply for a Line Editor position the following semester.


Because JOLT is the top-ranked specialty law journal in the country, we receive hundreds of article submissions each year, on everything from patents to cybersecurity to stem cells. The Submissions staff comb through those articles, searching for scholarship that is original, interesting, well-written, and timely, and select the articles that will be published in the next volume of JOLT.

If this is of interest to you, consider applying to be a Submissions Manager. Submissions Managers assist the Submissions Editor in deciding which articles to publish. Please note that in order to be an SM you'll need to be available to start reviewing articles ASAP. August is a rush month for us and we want you to be a part of it!

Why Submissions is great

[*] Read about areas of the law that interest you. If you're reading this, you're probably already interested in law and technology — but the 1L curriculum doesn't give you much of a chance to explore patents, copyright, cyberlaw or clean tech. Through Submissions, we do!
[*] Learn about legal scholarship/publishing. If you're interested in pursuing a career in legal academia, you'll have to publish in student-run journals. We'll show you how the process works, and why some articles get published while others aren't even read.
[*] Join a community of tech geeks. Submissions people are all super passionate about the intersection of law and technology. We like to talk about it — especially over food.
[*] Submissions Manager is a masthead position.

If this sounds interesting to you, send your resume, transcript, and a quick blurb indicating your main interest areas to Katie Zimmerman, our Submissions Editor, at jolt.submissions@gmail.com. You will receive the Submissions Review Guide as well as a recent submission to review. Based on your review and other qualifications, we'll make a decision. Please also email Katie if you have any questions about the role or application process.


JOLT Symposium is a new set of publications that JOLT is promoting over the summer period. Articles included in the Symposium are on the cutting edge of technology law, and are shorter in length compared to normal law journal papers. We anticipate the editing process to last no longer than three hours in total. This position is a great option if you want to get involved with the journal right away, or if you still aren’t sure whether you want to take on a larger role during the school year. You can apply here to become a Symposium Editor: http://top-law-schools.com/forms/M62aOxHIeV

Please contact Yaping Zhang at yzhang@jd16.law.harvard.edu with any questions about this position.


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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby numberonel » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:08 pm

Did anyone use the Law School Expert transfer package?

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