Harvard Law 2014

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby concurrent fork » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:52 pm

Our two bedroom directly across the street from the law school is available June 1. PM me if interested/for pics.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby gleek11 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:30 pm

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby sarahh » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:04 pm

Hmm, I just talked to a broker, who said it will be much harder to find a lease starting in August than in September. Doesn't orientation start in August? I don't want to have to pay for a hotel for a week or two.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby moneko » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:31 pm

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby ads222 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:11 pm

moneko wrote:have you found any good pictures of the inside of the dorms yet? all i can find on the official website are unhelpful floorplans...


I've been looking too, and all I've been able to find is this, which isn't very helpful (although bathroom quality could be important to some people?)...
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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby ebeth » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:02 pm

ads222 wrote:
moneko wrote:have you found any good pictures of the inside of the dorms yet? all i can find on the official website are unhelpful floorplans...


I've been looking too, and all I've been able to find is this, which isn't very helpful (although bathroom quality could be important to some people?)...
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It matters to me. The bathrooms in North Hall are in very bad shape.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby pix » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:33 pm

moneko wrote:
pix wrote:Is Gropius as cheap as it gets - including nearby, off-campus options?


are you thinking of doing gropius for 1L? as loathe as i am do dorm again i think i'm going to, cuase it'll be impossible to do a 1bed/studio for that little rent

have you found any good pictures of the inside of the dorms yet? all i can find on the official website are unhelpful floorplans...


I've been browsing for off-campus, affordable options, there just don't seem to be many - not nearby at any rate. I hate the thought of dorm living as well, but will probably end up trying it for 1L since it's cheap. As for pictures, I haven't found any, but will hopefully get to snap some when I'm there this weekend.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:35 pm

pix wrote:
moneko wrote:
pix wrote:Is Gropius as cheap as it gets - including nearby, off-campus options?


are you thinking of doing gropius for 1L? as loathe as i am do dorm again i think i'm going to, cuase it'll be impossible to do a 1bed/studio for that little rent

have you found any good pictures of the inside of the dorms yet? all i can find on the official website are unhelpful floorplans...


I've been browsing for off-campus, affordable options, there just don't seem to be many - not nearby at any rate. I hate the thought of dorm living as well, but will probably end up trying it for 1L since it's cheap. As for pictures, I haven't found any, but will hopefully get to snap some when I'm there this weekend.


Wow. You guys hate roommates so much that you would rather live in a dorm than split a 2br?

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby pix » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:39 pm

I would much prefer to split an apt. if I could find one at a comparable price with a reasonable commute.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:45 pm

pix wrote:I would much prefer to split an apt. if I could find one at a comparable price with a reasonable commute.


Outside of gropius, the rest of HRES prices for splitting a 2br are comparable to the dorm prices.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby sarahh » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:15 pm

Somerville and Allston seem to be cheaper than HRES/Cambridge, but you will probably have to pay a broker's fee. I think between the broker's fee and needing to come out to visit places off-campus (which will probably cost at least $2,000), HRES would wind up being a better deal for me, even with the more expensive monthly rent, but I just cannot bring myself to leave one of my cats with my mom.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby moneko » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:47 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
pix wrote:
moneko wrote:
pix wrote:Is Gropius as cheap as it gets - including nearby, off-campus options?


are you thinking of doing gropius for 1L? as loathe as i am do dorm again i think i'm going to, cuase it'll be impossible to do a 1bed/studio for that little rent

have you found any good pictures of the inside of the dorms yet? all i can find on the official website are unhelpful floorplans...


I've been browsing for off-campus, affordable options, there just don't seem to be many - not nearby at any rate. I hate the thought of dorm living as well, but will probably end up trying it for 1L since it's cheap. As for pictures, I haven't found any, but will hopefully get to snap some when I'm there this weekend.


Wow. You guys hate roommates so much that you would rather live in a dorm than split a 2br?


not at all :X just scared of strangers. had a terrible roommate in ug and coming home every day to passive aggressive cold war of unwashed dishes made me upset to the point where i couldn't study at home... i don't know if i want to take the risk of shackin up with someone i don't know well?

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby Objection » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:38 pm

Is there another financial aid panel or Q&A with Minow coming up for this ASW?

Can one of you admits ask why they thought it necessary to raise tuition by 5% in this economy?

"Why are the yearly increases in HLS tuition outpacing inflation? Why, ITE, do you feel justified in increasing tuition, but cutting the number and quality of available courses?"

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:55 pm

Objection wrote:Is there another financial aid panel or Q&A with Minow coming up for this ASW?

Can one of you admits ask why they thought it necessary to raise tuition by 5% in this economy?

"Why are the yearly increases in HLS tuition outpacing inflation? Why, ITE, do you feel justified in increasing tuition, but cutting the number and quality of available courses?"


They will just tell you that 5% is on the very low end for private schools(which it is) and isnt that far out of line with inflation.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby Objection » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:49 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
Objection wrote:Is there another financial aid panel or Q&A with Minow coming up for this ASW?

Can one of you admits ask why they thought it necessary to raise tuition by 5% in this economy?

"Why are the yearly increases in HLS tuition outpacing inflation? Why, ITE, do you feel justified in increasing tuition, but cutting the number and quality of available courses?"


They will just tell you that 5% is on the very low end for private schools(which it is) and isnt that far out of line with inflation.


~15% increase vs ~7% inflation over the last 3 years.

I also just want to hear the justification. Quantity of classes have been cut, quality (subjective, but I think a lot of students agree here) has been cut, and the economy stinks. "Other private schools are doing it, too" is not, imo, an adequate response (although I agree that it's the one they'd give). It seems to be hypocritical to tell us how they understand our pain with this economy but then raise tuition 5%.

Side note: They still haven't shot an email or even a tweet at current students letting them know about the raise in tuition.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby sarahh » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:05 pm

Objection wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
Objection wrote:Is there another financial aid panel or Q&A with Minow coming up for this ASW?

Can one of you admits ask why they thought it necessary to raise tuition by 5% in this economy?

"Why are the yearly increases in HLS tuition outpacing inflation? Why, ITE, do you feel justified in increasing tuition, but cutting the number and quality of available courses?"


They will just tell you that 5% is on the very low end for private schools(which it is) and isnt that far out of line with inflation.


~15% increase vs ~7% inflation over the last 3 years.

I also just want to hear the justification. Quantity of classes have been cut, quality (subjective, but I think a lot of students agree here) has been cut, and the economy stinks. "Other private schools are doing it, too" is not, imo, an adequate response (although I agree that it's the one they'd give). It seems to be hypocritical to tell us how they understand our pain with this economy but then raise tuition 5%.

Side note: They still haven't shot an email or even a tweet at current students letting them know about the raise in tuition.


What do you mean by quality has been cut? Is the administration telling professors to do a bad job?

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby cards06 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:21 pm

I have a covered parking spot directly across the street from Pound available to rent starting August 1. Any 1L who is looking for the perfect place to park your car, PM me.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby Na_Swatch » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:47 am

tkgrrett wrote:
pix wrote:
moneko wrote:
pix wrote:Is Gropius as cheap as it gets - including nearby, off-campus options?


are you thinking of doing gropius for 1L? as loathe as i am do dorm again i think i'm going to, cuase it'll be impossible to do a 1bed/studio for that little rent

have you found any good pictures of the inside of the dorms yet? all i can find on the official website are unhelpful floorplans...


I've been browsing for off-campus, affordable options, there just don't seem to be many - not nearby at any rate. I hate the thought of dorm living as well, but will probably end up trying it for 1L since it's cheap. As for pictures, I haven't found any, but will hopefully get to snap some when I'm there this weekend.


Wow. You guys hate roommates so much that you would rather live in a dorm than split a 2br?


honestly Gropius isn't the best... BUT it is by far the cheapest... Any split 2br in Cambridge will still be quite a lot more then most of Gropius dorms. You have to move out into Somerville for comparable rates (and a 20 minute walk)

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby rv11 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:50 pm

How's the housing process coming along for all of you (particularly off-campus)? Anyone find any good deals for studios/1BR near school? Still kinda up in the air about what actually constitutes a good deal in the Harvard Square area.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby acrossthelake » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:54 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
Wow. You guys hate roommates so much that you would rather live in a dorm than split a 2br?


I wanted to get my apt. hunting and stuff done over spring break (last month) and didn't exactly find a roommate by then. I'm biting the cost of a 1 bedroom for 1L and hoping to to have an apt-mate for 2L and 3L.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby rv11 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:01 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
Wow. You guys hate roommates so much that you would rather live in a dorm than split a 2br?


I wanted to get my apt. hunting and stuff done over spring break (last month) and didn't exactly find a roommate by then. I'm biting the cost of a 1 bedroom for 1L and hoping to to have an apt-mate for 2L and 3L.


Mind sharing what you're going to pay and the general location of the building?

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:04 pm

im actually really excited to meet some of you TLSers who are part of the incoming HLS class. mostly because by the time i meet you, it means my 1L year and finals will be over lol :)

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:11 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
Wow. You guys hate roommates so much that you would rather live in a dorm than split a 2br?


I wanted to get my apt. hunting and stuff done over spring break (last month) and didn't exactly find a roommate by then. I'm biting the cost of a 1 bedroom for 1L and hoping to to have an apt-mate for 2L and 3L.


I'm trying to do the same thing with a 1L I know. But I think I'll keep the 1 bedroom my entire time there.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby politico2011 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:33 pm

I'm an incoming 1L also...probably going to do dorms, but open to HRES or some of the suites in the dorms. Looking for anyone interested in roommates (I think you can add a roommate even after you've applied for housing). I consider myself a fairly clean guy, pretty quiet but easy to get along with. Coming from undergrad but open to meeting everyone! PM if you are looking for roommates as well.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:39 pm

rv11 wrote:How's the housing process coming along for all of you (particularly off-campus)? Anyone find any good deals for studios/1BR near school? Still kinda up in the air about what actually constitutes a good deal in the Harvard Square area.


When you account for the fact that utilities are included, HRES stuff was about as good as it gets for an apt. within walking distance of HLS. $1450-1600/month for a 1 br. about $2200-2400/month for a 2 br.




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