Harvard Law 2014

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2014)
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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby oxford_don » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:48 pm

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby Calla Lily » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:46 am

hulahoop wrote:I am thinking about getting an apartment (probably with a roommate) as well. HRES seems ridiculously expensive to me, although all of it does to a certain extent. :roll:

For those looking at private apartments, are you planning to move in at the start of August or September? It looks like orientation is late August, so I am not sure if getting a September lease is feasible. Or am I wrong in thinking most leases can't be pro-rated?


There is definitely more inventory for September start, but you would probably need to get somewhere else to stay for orientation or get lucky and find someone who is moving out a week early or so. There are also places for August start too, though.

Truthfully, the HRES housing seems to match the market rate, at least for places that are close to the T. Cambridge is just unnecessarily expensive. :cry:

I think I will probably end up doing a dorm or trying to get a double studio in 29 Garden Street with a roommate (1K a month with a decent degree of privacy isn't too bad).

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby 1001ArabiaNights » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:28 pm

I just got accepted this morning and wanted to say hi to everyone on this thread.

Still oozing with excitement.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:25 pm

Calla Lily wrote:
hulahoop wrote:I am thinking about getting an apartment (probably with a roommate) as well. HRES seems ridiculously expensive to me, although all of it does to a certain extent. :roll:

For those looking at private apartments, are you planning to move in at the start of August or September? It looks like orientation is late August, so I am not sure if getting a September lease is feasible. Or am I wrong in thinking most leases can't be pro-rated?


There is definitely more inventory for September start, but you would probably need to get somewhere else to stay for orientation or get lucky and find someone who is moving out a week early or so. There are also places for August start too, though.

Truthfully, the HRES housing seems to match the market rate, at least for places that are close to the T. Cambridge is just unnecessarily expensive. :cry:

I think I will probably end up doing a dorm or trying to get a double studio in 29 Garden Street with a roommate (1K a month with a decent degree of privacy isn't too bad).


Yeah, I talked to some people in Cambidge and HRES seems pretty close to market considering it includes heat, electricty, etc. Cheapest you are going to find a decent place outside of HRES near campus is maybe ~1100 for a 1br. Add in utilities and you are basically at the ~1500-1600 Harvard charges

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby politico2011 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:41 pm

can someone re-post the link to the fb group? i'd like to join

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby shoop » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:19 pm

I'm not actually in yet (JR1 tomorrow), but can anyone tell me the dates of the Admitted Student Weekends? They're not in anywhere online that I can easily find--maybe they fear party crashers?--but I need to give work a TON of advance notice for time off and I want to start thinking about airfare, etc.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby KJWapiti » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:12 pm

Hi all -

I am just wondering if you all are responding to the emails that have been sent out recently. I have gotten several - they are mostly form emails, but some are partially personalized. I just don't know what the protocol is here...

Any feedback is appreciated!

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby sarahh » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:18 pm

KJWapiti wrote:Hi all -

I am just wondering if you all are responding to the emails that have been sent out recently. I have gotten several - they are mostly form emails, but some are partially personalized. I just don't know what the protocol is here...

Any feedback is appreciated!


I replied to JR's recent email asking to be put in touch with students who faced a similar decision. He did, and I sent them an e-mail with a list of questions, which they responded to fairly quickly. I also called up the Office of Public Interest Advising after receiving an e-mail from them and spoke to someone for about 15 minutes. Everyone has been very friendly and willing to answer my questions, so I would not hesitate to contact them if you have any questions or concerns.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby hotshot234512 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:23 am

Just wondering if everyone is planning on checking to waive the right or not waive the right on the dean's certificate. Obviously it should be waived for letters of rec, but why for dean's certificates? The information is just factual and therefore not waiving it wouldn't risk any objectivity. However, the fact that there is the option to waive it implies that it might be a good idea to do so. Is anyone else overthinking this? Also, I have never had anything happen that would jeopardize my dean's certificate, but I'm just being paranoid/want to be able to see it in case there was a mix up and they give me someone else's record.

lol I realize that rant was ridiculous, but would nonetheless appreciate feedback.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:23 am

sarahh wrote:
KJWapiti wrote:Hi all -

I am just wondering if you all are responding to the emails that have been sent out recently. I have gotten several - they are mostly form emails, but some are partially personalized. I just don't know what the protocol is here...

Any feedback is appreciated!


I replied to JR's recent email asking to be put in touch with students who faced a similar decision. He did, and I sent them an e-mail with a list of questions, which they responded to fairly quickly. I also called up the Office of Public Interest Advising after receiving an e-mail from them and spoke to someone for about 15 minutes. Everyone has been very friendly and willing to answer my questions, so I would not hesitate to contact them if you have any questions or concerns.


Im trying to wait to hear from CCN re:scholarships before I respond to that.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby oxford_don » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:19 pm

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby tgir » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:21 pm

Wow, I've gotten SO many emails from current students. I responded to the first couple, but this is getting overwhelming!

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby Calla Lily » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:01 pm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41424402/ns ... _politics/

Interesting article about the constitutionality of requiring the purchase of health insurance with input from an HLS professor (could be one of our professors!).

/dorkiness

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby eskimogirl » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:42 pm

does anyone else have conflicts on both ASW and plan on visiting at another time? i seriously can't believe they fell on the worst possible weekends for me :(

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:38 pm

oxford_don wrote:
KJWapiti wrote:Hi all -

I am just wondering if you all are responding to the emails that have been sent out recently. I have gotten several - they are mostly form emails, but some are partially personalized. I just don't know what the protocol is here...

Any feedback is appreciated!


I got an email from a student with very similar interests to mine, and I will probably follow up with him.


I have had pretty useful convos via email and skype with a couple of students and I have a phone appointment with a HLS/HBS professor this weekend. Everyone has been amazingly accessible and blunt so far.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby pride09 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:52 pm

Time to start hanging around here some more after the call this morning! Is it correct that Harvard does not give a travel stipend for ASW?

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby sarahh » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:49 pm

pride09 wrote:Time to start hanging around here some more after the call this morning! Is it correct that Harvard does not give a travel stipend for ASW?

No, they do. It is dependent on how far you are traveling. I think the max is $300. It is somewhere on the admitted students website. I cannot check now because I do not have my log in information with me.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:33 am

pride09 wrote:Time to start hanging around here some more after the call this morning! Is it correct that Harvard does not give a travel stipend for ASW?


stipend info:

* fewer than 150 miles one-way from an origin inaccessible by Boston MTA may expect up to $50 for the entire trip
* between 151 and 350 miles one-way may expect up to $75 for the entire trip
* between 351 and 1200 miles one-way may expect up to $125 for the entire trip
* between 1201 and 3500 miles one-way may expect up to $150 for the entire trip
* more than 3500 miles one-way may expect up to $200 for the entire trip

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby pride09 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:41 pm

Thanks

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby jd20132013 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:44 pm

Just registered for the March ASW.
Looking forward to seeing yall up there.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:49 pm

Got approved for travel subsidy officially today.. but according to the wording of the e-mail I may have actually bought my tickets too early. :?

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby dbrddr » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:08 pm

tkgrrett wrote:but according to the wording of the e-mail I may have actually bought my tickets too early.


totalBSwhat?

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:36 pm

dbrddr wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:but according to the wording of the e-mail I may have actually bought my tickets too early.


totalBSwhat?


HLS wrote:Please note that the University imposes a 60 day deadline from the date of purchase to request reimbursement


Im in the processing of contacting admissions now to figure out what to do but my ticket was bought more than 60 days before ASW.

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Re: Harvard Law 2014

Postby dbrddr » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:11 pm

I think the quoted text means you can only request reimbursement within 60 days of your purchase, not that you can't have purchased over 60 days before ASW if you want to be reimbursed




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