One variable for Negotiation is that in some years, some sections have class schedules that overlap. In spring 2013, two sections were ineligible to apply for Negotiation because of conflict, and so almost everyone who applied got in. If that's not the case this year, there may be a longer waitlist.
Fred012 wrote:when do u get ur final lrw grades and is it weighted equally with other courses?
LRW grades come out with all the other grades, in January and June. All courses are weighted in your GPA according to how many credits / "hours" each course is. LRW is two credits per semester for a total of four credits, while regular 1L doctrinal courses are four credits in a single semester. So LRW "counts" as half a class in each semester, equivalent one 1L doctrinal course total. You can get a different grade in the fall and spring LRW.
So your 1L fall GPA is (for example): (4*TORTS + 4*CONTRACTS + 4*CIVPRO + 4*LEGREG + 2*LRW) / 18, where you substitute the name of each class with the GPA points earned for each grade (DS = 5, H = 4, P = 3, LP = 2).
Your GPA for each of your three years are calculated separately and then averaged to calculate your final GPA, which means that each 1L class is weighted slightly less than each 2L or 3L class toward your final GPA (since 1Ls take 36-38 hours for the year while 2Ls and 3Ls typically take 26-30 hours).
More info on calculating grades: http://law.harvard.edu/current/careers/ ... index.html