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Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:36 am
by brownpride
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. :)

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:42 pm
by kulshan
I deferred as well. Planning on entering with the next class. Can't wait to meet everyone!

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:07 am
by Objection
Grats guys but...

holy wtf we're up to class of 16

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:24 pm
by JedBartlett
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.

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:13 am
by chapmaco
deferred as well

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:09 am
by hannahk
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!

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:24 pm
by brownpride
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?

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:32 pm
by hannahk
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...

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:51 am
by brownpride
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.

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:48 am
by kulshan
Yeah, I had no trouble getting the deferral. You can always ask them, too, before you go through the process. They're very helpful.

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:17 pm
by nbagirl73
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

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:46 pm
by hannahk
Great, thanks for all the input!

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:49 pm
by kingsfield69
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.

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:01 am
by brownpride
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!

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:26 pm
by gak
I am also an HLS admit and chose to defer - looking forward to meeting everyone next fall!

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:07 pm
by kulshan
Is there a facebook page for the class of 2016 yet? If so, how does one join?

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:42 pm
by salad456
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...

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:14 pm
by sayornis
Deferred here as well! Excited to meet the new class. In NYC if anyone wants to meet up.

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:04 am
by brownpride
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!

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:10 pm
by Mr. Elshal
Just sent in my deposit!!! HLS HLS HLS HLS :twisted:

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:31 am
by az21833
is this the official hls class of 2016 thread? i thought i saw another one

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:34 am
by Mr. Elshal
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

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:36 am
by brownpride
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.

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:29 am
by UtilityMonster
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

Re: Harvard Law Class of 2016

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:24 pm
by ManOfTheMinute
Mr. Elshal wrote:Just sent in my deposit!!! HLS HLS HLS HLS :twisted:


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