Harvard Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

State your section!

Section 1
6
8%
Section 2
12
16%
Section 3
8
11%
Section 4
7
10%
Section 5
19
26%
Section 6
8
11%
Section 7
13
18%
 
Total votes: 73

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HorseThief
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:29 pm

rendlelaw wrote:Alright, I've read this thread on and off, and I'm sure a similar question is not too far behind, but I'm a special snowflake and want to ask again.
I'm coming in with a wifey and two kiddos, probably three before too long (They keep showing up on the doorstep). I've got about 3k a month to spend on housing and utilities. Other than HUH, which we are certainly considering, what are some good options? I hate traffic and we would love some yard if possible. I realize those two things work against each other, so I know there's some compromise required somewhere. We probably need at least three bedrooms.

Anybody else been doing similar searches? Have any luck? Parent high-five?


I'm not doing the exact same search (I just need a studio or 1BR), but from what I've seen, you should look for rooms in Porter Sq or Davis Sq. Both neighborhoods would make walking to HLS easy, although Davis Sq is a bit further out. Here's what craigslist is showing. (LinkRemoved) Looks like there are units for $2600-2800.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby politics89 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:57 pm

I really want to end up at H in the fall, but debt is making me question what to do. I was wondering how much you all thought HLS was worth over other schools (like CCN, other top 14s), 10k? 50k? 100k? 200k? Obviously this is pretty subjective.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:58 pm

politics89 wrote:I really want to end up at H in the fall, but debt is making me question what to do. I was wondering how much you all thought HLS was worth over other schools (like CCN, other top 14s), 10k? 50k? 100k? 200k? Obviously this is pretty subjective.


Best to ask some people who are currently there or have graduated from there. I personally would cut it off at 75K, but I am a 0L. But I cannot in anyway say that it's worth 125-200k over UChi. That said, if I were in your shoes, with some exception to perhaps Yale, I would have deposited at UChi a while ago.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby PotenC » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:38 pm

Hey guys, I'ma be flying into Boston just before noon on Friday. If anyone wanted to grab a beer or explore Boston together the day before ASW kicks off, feel free to PM me! Image Otherwise I"ll just stay bored and lonely. And cold, probably. Image

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:40 pm

PotenC wrote:Hey guys, I'ma be flying into Boston just before noon on Friday. If anyone wanted to grab a beer or explore Boston together the day before ASW kicks off, feel free to PM me! Image Otherwise I"ll just stay bored and lonely. And cold, probably. Image


I'll be in friday night but I'm not sure what I'll be doing just yet since I'm staying with a friend in Boston. See you at ASW nonetheless ;)

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby PotenC » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:01 pm

It's all good bro thanks for letting me stay lonely.--ImageRemoved--

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:40 pm

politics89 wrote:I really want to end up at H in the fall, but debt is making me question what to do. I was wondering how much you all thought HLS was worth over other schools (like CCN, other top 14s), 10k? 50k? 100k? 200k? Obviously this is pretty subjective.


I asked the schools that gave me big $ to connect me with people that chose to go there over H, and they delivered in a big way. It absolutely changed my line of thinking on this decision.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:42 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
politics89 wrote:I really want to end up at H in the fall, but debt is making me question what to do. I was wondering how much you all thought HLS was worth over other schools (like CCN, other top 14s), 10k? 50k? 100k? 200k? Obviously this is pretty subjective.


I asked the schools that gave me big $ to connect me with people that chose to go there over H, and they delivered in a big way. It absolutely changed my line of thinking on this decision.


soo..have you decided yet?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:46 pm

I guess since I've never known a life without substantial debt, I'm just more comfortable with it than others. Also I don't have big money at a school in the T14 (although UT came through for me), so there's that.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TripTrip » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:58 pm

I'm compiling OCS data right now; this thread should be interested in some of the employment results.

For HLS EIP 2010-2012:

Total number of bids: 44,468
Total number of interviews: 31,019
Total number of offers: 5,502
Total number of CBOs: 12,477
Percentage Bid-->Interview: 69.76%
Percentage Interview-->CBO: 40.22%
Percentage Interview-->Offer: 17.74%
Percentage Bid-->Offer: 12.37%

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:00 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:
politics89 wrote:I really want to end up at H in the fall, but debt is making me question what to do. I was wondering how much you all thought HLS was worth over other schools (like CCN, other top 14s), 10k? 50k? 100k? 200k? Obviously this is pretty subjective.


I asked the schools that gave me big $ to connect me with people that chose to go there over H, and they delivered in a big way. It absolutely changed my line of thinking on this decision.


soo..have you decided yet?


I am very close...it's down to 3, but one is definitely emerging as the clear choice. Then again, there could be a last minute, emotions-based switch to either of the other 2. Should definitely know by this time next week!

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby HorseThief » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:29 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
politics89 wrote:I really want to end up at H in the fall, but debt is making me question what to do. I was wondering how much you all thought HLS was worth over other schools (like CCN, other top 14s), 10k? 50k? 100k? 200k? Obviously this is pretty subjective.


I asked the schools that gave me big $ to connect me with people that chose to go there over H, and they delivered in a big way. It absolutely changed my line of thinking on this decision.


What sorts of things did those students say?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby emu42 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:36 pm

Where are y'all staying for ASW?

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby PotenC » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:43 pm

Porter Square. --ImageRemoved--

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:44 pm

TripTrip wrote:I'm compiling OCS data right now; this thread should be interested in some of the employment results.

For HLS EIP 2010-2012:

Total number of bids: 44,468
Total number of interviews: 31,019
Total number of offers: 5,502
Total number of CBOs: 12,477
Percentage Bid-->Interview: 69.76%
Percentage Interview-->CBO: 40.22%
Percentage Interview-->Offer: 17.74%
Percentage Bid-->Offer: 12.37%


Between this and the stuff from the Q&A thread TripTrip is killing it this week.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wealtheow » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:41 pm

emu42 wrote:Where are y'all staying for ASW?


Hopefully staying with a friend.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby cway » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:45 pm

PotenC wrote:Porter Square. --ImageRemoved--


Really enjoying your rapper-infused posts... Although I can't say I support the choice of post-Lasers Lupe. :wink:

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby PotenC » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:53 pm

What's Lasers? I didn't know there were more than two Lupe albums. Image

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby baloneydanza » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:48 pm

HorseThief wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:
politics89 wrote:I really want to end up at H in the fall, but debt is making me question what to do. I was wondering how much you all thought HLS was worth over other schools (like CCN, other top 14s), 10k? 50k? 100k? 200k? Obviously this is pretty subjective.


I asked the schools that gave me big $ to connect me with people that chose to go there over H, and they delivered in a big way. It absolutely changed my line of thinking on this decision.


What sorts of things did those students say?


Plz answer this

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby hdunlop » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:29 am

Yeah I'm interested too. For me it seems like the Harvard kids always seem to pretty openly wonder if they made the right decision and the other-places kids always seem to feel like they know they did. Talk to people ten years out and their statements are only stronger. Of course whether or not everyone's telling the truth is hard to know, because "I regret not going to the absolute best school I could" is more the sort of thing you tell your spouse than strangers.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TripTrip » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:09 am

hdunlop wrote:For me it seems like the Harvard kids always seem to pretty openly wonder if they made the right decision

Harvard kid here. I 100% made the right decision.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby yomisterd » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:46 am

TripTrip wrote:
hdunlop wrote:For me it seems like the Harvard kids always seem to pretty openly wonder if they made the right decision

Harvard kid here. I 100% made the right decision.


Could you elaborate? Definitely finding this decision very difficult.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby cway » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:53 am

PotenC wrote:What's Lasers? I didn't know there were more than two Lupe albums. Image


LOL exactly. We would get along.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby brich256 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:40 am

hdunlop wrote:Yeah I'm interested too. For me it seems like the Harvard kids always seem to pretty openly wonder if they made the right decision and the other-places kids always seem to feel like they know they did. Talk to people ten years out and their statements are only stronger. Of course whether or not everyone's telling the truth is hard to know, because "I regret not going to the absolute best school I could" is more the sort of thing you tell your spouse than strangers.


This is interesting, because I've had almost the polar opposite experience. I had really good scholarship offers from a couple other T14 schools, and as I talked to people who'd made similar decisions and ended up not going to HLS, they almost always said that they still wonder whether or not they made the right decision. People that went to HLS, on the other hand, UNIVERSALLY said that they felt like they made the right choice for them. That goes for current students, and people who've been out of law school for 20 years.

End of the day, though, it's obviously a very personal decision and there really isn't a wrong answer. For me, spending a weekend in Boston made it very clear that it was a great fit for me and was where I wanted to be.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:54 am

and people who've been out of law school for 20 years.


Considering how tuition has skyrocketed in the past few years alone, I doubt that financial considerations played nearly as big of a role for the above.




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