Harvard Law Class of 2016

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brownpride
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Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby brownpride » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:36 am

Deferred from last year to start in 2013. Anyone else here who deferred?

A couple of links that may be helpful:

HLS FAQ
HLS 1L Answering Questions
HLS 2L Answering Questions

Looking forward to meeting you all in 2013!
Feel free to PM me with any questions, or even just to get to know each other. :)

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kulshan
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby kulshan » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:42 pm

I deferred as well. Planning on entering with the next class. Can't wait to meet everyone!

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Objection
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby Objection » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:07 am

Grats guys but...

holy wtf we're up to class of 16

JedBartlett
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby JedBartlett » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:24 pm

Admitted last week on Tuesday; eagerly awaiting my admissions binder so I can enroll :-).

It took me about 5 days to finally accept that I've been accepted to my dream school. I look forward to meeting you guys.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby chapmaco » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:13 am

deferred as well

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby hannahk » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:09 am

Hey! This is a question for those who deferred - I am debating applying for a deferral of one year and was reading through the materials in the admit packet last night. The process doesn't seem to be too complicated but I'm nervous about my explanation/request letter. Did anyone have trouble getting their deferral approved? Thanks!

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby brownpride » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:24 pm

hannahk wrote:Hey! This is a question for those who deferred - I am debating applying for a deferral of one year and was reading through the materials in the admit packet last night. The process doesn't seem to be too complicated but I'm nervous about my explanation/request letter. Did anyone have trouble getting their deferral approved? Thanks!


I had no problem. They're really good about it as long as you have a decent reason. Why are you applying for a deferral?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby hannahk » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:32 pm

brownpride wrote:
hannahk wrote:Hey! This is a question for those who deferred - I am debating applying for a deferral of one year and was reading through the materials in the admit packet last night. The process doesn't seem to be too complicated but I'm nervous about my explanation/request letter. Did anyone have trouble getting their deferral approved? Thanks!


I had no problem. They're really good about it as long as you have a decent reason. Why are you applying for a deferral?


If I enroll for 2013, I will have been out for 2 years. If you had asked me 2 years ago, that would have been just the right amount of time (or too much!). Of course, I'm getting completely psyched for law school and really miss being in school in general. However, I have a really really intense job (I work at a civil rights law firm) and haven't been able to travel at all the past year and a half or even stop for a moment. In fact, I'll be working right through August. Plus - I want to end up working in the Bay Area where I'm originally from and have completely lost my former fluency in Spanish. Ideally, I'll spend a year doing language immersion in Latin America (Woof'ing, backpacking, and working) and throw in some travel. Does that seem crazy? I figure I can satisfy my wanderlust and regain a language that I'll definitely need down the line...

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby brownpride » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:51 am

hannahk wrote:
brownpride wrote:
hannahk wrote:Hey! This is a question for those who deferred - I am debating applying for a deferral of one year and was reading through the materials in the admit packet last night. The process doesn't seem to be too complicated but I'm nervous about my explanation/request letter. Did anyone have trouble getting their deferral approved? Thanks!


I had no problem. They're really good about it as long as you have a decent reason. Why are you applying for a deferral?


If I enroll for 2013, I will have been out for 2 years. If you had asked me 2 years ago, that would have been just the right amount of time (or too much!). Of course, I'm getting completely psyched for law school and really miss being in school in general. However, I have a really really intense job (I work at a civil rights law firm) and haven't been able to travel at all the past year and a half or even stop for a moment. In fact, I'll be working right through August. Plus - I want to end up working in the Bay Area where I'm originally from and have completely lost my former fluency in Spanish. Ideally, I'll spend a year doing language immersion in Latin America (Woof'ing, backpacking, and working) and throw in some travel. Does that seem crazy? I figure I can satisfy my wanderlust and regain a language that I'll definitely need down the line...


That seems totally legitimate. So long as you explain this well in a letter, they'll be just fine with it I'd imagine.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby kulshan » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:48 am

Yeah, I had no trouble getting the deferral. You can always ask them, too, before you go through the process. They're very helpful.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby nbagirl73 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:17 pm

hannahk wrote:
brownpride wrote:
hannahk wrote:Hey! This is a question for those who deferred - I am debating applying for a deferral of one year and was reading through the materials in the admit packet last night. The process doesn't seem to be too complicated but I'm nervous about my explanation/request letter. Did anyone have trouble getting their deferral approved? Thanks!


I had no problem. They're really good about it as long as you have a decent reason. Why are you applying for a deferral?


If I enroll for 2013, I will have been out for 2 years. If you had asked me 2 years ago, that would have been just the right amount of time (or too much!). Of course, I'm getting completely psyched for law school and really miss being in school in general. However, I have a really really intense job (I work at a civil rights law firm) and haven't been able to travel at all the past year and a half or even stop for a moment. In fact, I'll be working right through August. Plus - I want to end up working in the Bay Area where I'm originally from and have completely lost my former fluency in Spanish. Ideally, I'll spend a year doing language immersion in Latin America (Woof'ing, backpacking, and working) and throw in some travel. Does that seem crazy? I figure I can satisfy my wanderlust and regain a language that I'll definitely need down the line...

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby hannahk » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:46 pm

Great, thanks for all the input!

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby kingsfield69 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:49 pm

Checking in! Admitted earlier this week. I will be sending my deposit as soon as I get the swag.

Much as I dig your avatars, I'm lookin' fwd to meeting each of you in person.

brownpride
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby brownpride » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:01 am

kingsfield69 wrote:Checking in! Admitted earlier this week. I will be sending my deposit as soon as I get the swag.

Much as I dig your avatars, I'm lookin' fwd to meeting each of you in person.


Congrats!

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby gak » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:26 pm

I am also an HLS admit and chose to defer - looking forward to meeting everyone next fall!

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kulshan
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby kulshan » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:07 pm

Is there a facebook page for the class of 2016 yet? If so, how does one join?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby salad456 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:42 pm

kulshan wrote:Is there a facebook page for the class of 2016 yet? If so, how does one join?


There's a link to the facebook group your acceptance email! But here it is again: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3430726 ... 8/?fref=ts.
Request to join and then you'll have to wait a couple days get approved by the admins of the fb group...

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby sayornis » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:14 pm

Deferred here as well! Excited to meet the new class. In NYC if anyone wants to meet up.

brownpride
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby brownpride » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:04 am

Join the FB group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/343072659125128/

There was an NYC meetup a few days ago, and I'm sure there will be another one soon. I'll hopefully be in NYC in the summer, so would love to meet up too!

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Mr. Elshal
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby Mr. Elshal » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:10 pm

Just sent in my deposit!!! HLS HLS HLS HLS :twisted:

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:31 am

is this the official hls class of 2016 thread? i thought i saw another one

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Mr. Elshal
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby Mr. Elshal » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:34 am

az21833 wrote:is this the official hls class of 2016 thread? i thought i saw another one


There's also an "In at Harvard Thread" and a "Class of 2016 Applicants" thread. Are you thinking of those?

Although this one has had almost no action so you may be right. We could be in the wrong thread lol

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby brownpride » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:36 am

Mr. Elshal wrote:
az21833 wrote:is this the official hls class of 2016 thread? i thought i saw another one


There's also an "In at Harvard Thread" and a "Class of 2016 Applicants" thread. Are you thinking of those?

Although this one has had almost no action so you may be right. We could be in the wrong thread lol


I made this thread in Sept to be the official one, but the "In at Harvard" one ended up being more active. That, and the Facebook page.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby UtilityMonster » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:29 am

There is no activity in this thread because Harvard has no ED option and everyone who got in Harvard is waiting to hear back from Yale before they commit. Soon there will be an explosion of activity. It will sound something like this:

Boom

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:24 pm

Mr. Elshal wrote:Just sent in my deposit!!! HLS HLS HLS HLS :twisted:


You didn't even give SLS a chance? :?




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