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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby delusional » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:55 pm

ph14 wrote:
delusional wrote:
ph14 wrote:The real answer is that no one knows exactly why women are underrepresented on HLR.

Given that as you say, men and women apply in equal proportions, and the admissions process is anonymous, "exactly why" has a very specific meaning.


Huh?
I was trying to say that taken alone, your comment seemed to leave a lot of room for different causes, but taken with the rest of what you've said, the only question really is why the evaluation system (and/or grades) favors males.

Which is it, by the way? Are the grade-ons and write-ons equally disproportionate?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Spritzpiggy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:57 pm

Thanks ph. Student loans, come at me.

At delusional: if you read the doc above you will see that H recently did a study where they found women received lower grades overall and less Hs than males did. This could certainly impact the grade-on group

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby delusional » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:06 pm

Spritzpiggy wrote:Thanks ph. Student loans, come at me.

At delusional: if you read the doc above you will see that H recently did a study where they found women received lower grades overall and less Hs than males did. This could certainly impact the grade-on group
That's a cool study, thanks.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby BelugaWhale » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:06 pm

Neglected this in my first reading of the article but it actually appears the journal is expanding by 2 members. Both of these slots are given to the diversity "grouping". Thus, it appears women will get both of these additional spots

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby ph14 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:07 pm

BelugaWhale wrote:Neglected this in my first reading of the article but it actually appears the journal is expanding by 2 members. Both of these slots are given to the diversity "grouping". Thus, it appears women will get both of these additional spots


Not necessarily true.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby BelugaWhale » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:28 pm

ph14 wrote:
BelugaWhale wrote:Neglected this in my first reading of the article but it actually appears the journal is expanding by 2 members. Both of these slots are given to the diversity "grouping". Thus, it appears women will get both of these additional spots


Not necessarily true.

but likely

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby howlery » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:35 pm

What kind of insects or rodents do you guys come across most often? Any difference between the dorms or apartments w/r/t pests and bugs?

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Postby BelugaWhale » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:42 pm

howlery wrote:What kind of insects or rodents do you guys come across most often? Any difference between the dorms or apartments w/r/t pests and bugs?

Spiders most common (in summer quite common but so far in winter rare) followed by this long centipede like insect. Besides these two, havent seen anything else

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Postby hlsperson1111 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:56 pm

BelugaWhale wrote:
ph14 wrote:
BelugaWhale wrote:Neglected this in my first reading of the article but it actually appears the journal is expanding by 2 members. Both of these slots are given to the diversity "grouping". Thus, it appears women will get both of these additional spots


Not necessarily true.

but likely


ITT: people not on HLR try to tell the guy on HLR how HLR does things.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby dcg2120 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:31 pm

Hi, guys! Thanks for doing this for us 0Ls.

We've just gotten the list of the classes we can sit in on for the March ASW. Anyone care to recommend any of these classes/professors? It would be great to know which of these are really good classes, but even better to know which are representative of the HLS experience (if you think there is such a thing).
(sorry for the length of the list, but we have a lot of options...)

Criminal Law with Lloyd Weinreb
Law and Policy of Federal Funding Flows with Mark Barnes
Patent Law with Benjamin Roin
Taxation of Business Corporations with Alvin Warren
Topics in American Civil Justice with Bruce Hay
Corporate Finance with Holger Spamann
Administrative Law with Kristin Hickman
Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment with Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Criminal Law with Carol Steiker
Criminal Law with Daniel Meltzer
Property with Bruce Mann
Antitrust Law and Economics - International with Einer Elhauge
First Amendment with Mark Tushnet
Introduction to Japanese Law with Mark Ramseyer
Local Government Law with Gerald Frug
Trafficking and Labor Migration with Janet Halley
Corporations with Robert Clark
Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganizations with Adam Levitin
International Finance with Hal Scott
Revitalizing America's Cities with Charles Ogletree
Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Fourteenth Amendment with Charles Fried
Labor Law with Benjamin Sachs
Mass Tort and Complex Litigation with David Rosenberg
Property with Kenneth Mack
West and East with Roberto Unger
Property with Laura Rosenbury
Torts with Jonathan Zittrain
International Law with Oren Gross
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments with Lloyd Weinreb
Copyright with William Fisher

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby ph14 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:36 pm

Do you have any particular interests?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby dcg2120 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:50 pm

ph14 wrote:Do you have any particular interests?

I'm interested in their PI offerings, but I'm more interested in the awesomeness of the professor (in terms of teaching ability) than the subject matter.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby ph14 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:06 pm

dcg2120 wrote:
ph14 wrote:Do you have any particular interests?

I'm interested in their PI offerings, but I'm more interested in the awesomeness of the professor (in terms of teaching ability) than the subject matter.


I might sit in on one of the con laws.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby dcg2120 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:24 pm

ph14 wrote:
dcg2120 wrote:
ph14 wrote:Do you have any particular interests?

I'm interested in their PI offerings, but I'm more interested in the awesomeness of the professor (in terms of teaching ability) than the subject matter.


I might sit in on one of the con laws.

Thanks! Tushnet's supposed to be pretty good, right?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby BelugaWhale » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:05 pm

I've had him for a couple of classes. He's brilliant but not the most effective professor out there.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby read2465 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:22 pm

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby BelugaWhale » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:32 pm

read2465 wrote:I'm trying to decide whether or not I should attend ASW--it would be quite difficult for me to get there from out of state because of family and work obligations.

Would I be missing out on anything significant if I chose not to go? Did you find it informative if you went? I already know beyond any doubt that I'll be attending in the fall.

i met a group of people there who to this day i hang out with and call my friends. Informationally, its not that helpful, but its a jumpstart to the social scene and could be helpful.

I met my roommate at asw also.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby ph14 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:33 pm

read2465 wrote:I'm trying to decide whether or not I should attend ASW--it would be quite difficult for me to get there from out of state because of family and work obligations.

Would I be missing out on anything significant if I chose not to go? Did you find it informative if you went? I already know beyond any doubt that I'll be attending in the fall.
don't worry at all.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby yankees42789 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:02 am

dcg2120 wrote:
ph14 wrote:
dcg2120 wrote:
ph14 wrote:Do you have any particular interests?

I'm interested in their PI offerings, but I'm more interested in the awesomeness of the professor (in terms of teaching ability) than the subject matter.


I might sit in on one of the con laws.

Thanks! Tushnet's supposed to be pretty good, right?


Ehhh, had him last semester (though not for Con Law). He's not horrible, but he's not the best lecturer out there and his classes can go off the rails from time to time.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Mista Bojangles » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:53 am

Really roughly speaking, how tough is it to get on BSA (at least, relative to HLR)? I'd love to do BSA and would prefer it by a big margin over HLR - but would also significantly prefer HLR to nothing (not interested in HLAB). Since you'd have to do both application processes before hearing back from either and HLR's is a soul-sucking week immediately after finals, I'm looking for excuses not to do the HLR comp. Could I justify not doing it under a theory that if I don't get BSA, I likely wouldn't have gotten HLR either?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby toothbrush » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:43 am

BelugaWhale wrote:
howlery wrote:What kind of insects or rodents do you guys come across most often? Any difference between the dorms or apartments w/r/t pests and bugs?

Spiders most common (in summer quite common but so far in winter rare) followed by this long centipede like insect. Besides these two, havent seen anything else

this is the best question

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby tomwatts » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:47 am

Mista Bojangles wrote:Could I justify not doing it under a theory that if I don't get BSA, I likely wouldn't have gotten HLR either?

They're selecting for different things on the basis of different applications, and there's a significant degree of chance in both applications, so no.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Spritzpiggy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:30 pm

Off-topic question, but its pretty pressing so here goes: I just registered for the April ASW on Friday morning and found out after COB that I got a Ruby from Chicago (!!!). The deadline to accept the Ruby is April 15th and I want to be able to visit Harvard before making up my mind. Since Harvards April ASW is after the 15th I need to switch the the March date. I just bought the plane ticket and am emailing HLS to request the change to March now. The ticket will be non-refundable after 9 am tomorrow, so by the time Harvard responds to my request it will be too late to cancel. Do you think they will be able to accommodate one more at the March ASW or am I about to throw away $400? Also, I know student lodging is on a first-come basis so will it be too late to stay with a student? Anyone want to adopt me for a few days while I am there? :) I will bring you cookies/beer/whatever. I would only take up 5'9" of floorspace.
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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby spyke123 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:32 pm

hey guys, thanks for answering questions!

I was just curious, what is the rough grade cutoff to land V10? Do people at median even have a chance?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby ph14 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:41 pm

spyke123 wrote:hey guys, thanks for answering questions!

I was just curious, what is the rough grade cutoff to land V10? Do people at median even have a chance?


It's possible. But v10 is a meaningless distinction so.




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