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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby wwwcol » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:32 pm

nothingtosee, if you're talking about whether judges care for clerkship purposes, then the answer is probably yes as much of a clerk's job involves legal writing/research. There are more knowledgeable people reading this thread who could probably discuss in greater detail the implications, but as a starting point I would recommend checking out the OCS blog and clerkships page. They have a good discussion of grades/what judges tend to look for in evaluating candidates. The clerkships section of this site is also a useful resource. If you're talking just about a summer internship, then probably not (or at least, you shouldn't have any problems finding a judicial internship as 1L at HLS).

fred013 wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:[Fred014 sounding question]
Do judges care if I got a P in LRW?



whoa whoa whoa, i only ask about the repercussions of my pSW grade...

(but i think so yes)


:lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby fred013 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:19 pm

what are the chances of school on tuesday? specifically morning classes?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Single-Malt-Liquor » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:36 pm

fred013 wrote:what are the chances of school on tuesday? specifically morning classes?


I figured you'd be more worried about the snow affecting grade release.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby fred013 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:51 pm

Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:
fred013 wrote:what are the chances of school on tuesday? specifically morning classes?


I figured you'd be more worried about the snow affecting grade release.


why does everybody think they know me

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby wtrc » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:45 am

fred013 wrote:what are the chances of school on tuesday? specifically morning classes?


There will be no morning classes Tuesday, and there will be no afternoon classes either

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Harvette » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:09 pm

fred013 wrote:
Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:
fred013 wrote:what are the chances of school on tuesday? specifically morning classes?


I figured you'd be more worried about the snow affecting grade release.


why does everybody think they know me


:mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:07 pm

Will grades still come out tomorrow with classes canceled

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby CicerBRo » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:56 pm

lawschoolboundfuture wrote:Will grades still come out tomorrow with classes canceled


:!:

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby wwwcol » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:20 pm

lawschoolboundfuture wrote:Will grades still come out tomorrow with classes canceled


lol

if the registrar was smart they'd release today but...

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:56 pm

wwwcol wrote:
lawschoolboundfuture wrote:Will grades still come out tomorrow with classes canceled


lol

if the registrar was smart they'd release today but...


Fwiw, I have heard the registrar is saying it is "extremely unlikely" that grades will be delayed by the weather, and that they will almost certainly be released by tomorrow. That obviously affords them some wiggle room, but it seems like things are still probably on track. Perhaps they'll try and get them out by COB today. No one (except them) really knows though.

Well, an update: "We are expecting to release tomorrow but you should receive a communication if anything changes."

Less definitive than what they were saying earlier. I'm thinking it might be Wednesday now.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:03 pm

Where are you getting these updates from?

It was annoying today for both parties to do interviews without having any grades.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby MyNameIsFlynn! » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:39 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Where are you getting these updates from?

It was annoying today for both parties to do interviews without having any grades.


jesus that sounds dumb, even by HLS standards. way to go administration.

what are the firms doing, making you email them transcripts once grades are released?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby wtrc » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:34 pm

It is strange to me how long these grades have taken. Among any T20 schools on the semester system, seems like it's taken them the longest

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby nothingtosee » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:34 pm

So uh... what time in the day do grades usually come out?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby tomwatts » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:31 pm

Afternoon. Around 2 or 3 pm, I think. But the Registrar sends an email when they're up, and even obsessive reloading tends not to beat the Registrar's announcement, as far as I know.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Mr. Elshal » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:51 pm

tomwatts wrote:Afternoon. Around 2 or 3 pm, I think. But the Registrar sends an email when they're up, and even obsessive reloading tends not to beat the Registrar's announcement, as far as I know.


In my experience, obsessive reloading beat the registrar by about 30 minutes for 1L grades. However, you are almost certainly better off just waiting. If you can't find a way to fill the extra time you save by not sitting at your computer, you're not doing enough extracurrics/drinking.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:52 pm

2:00 or 3:00!! I was thinking like 9:00 sharp. Dang, looks like lots of drinking for me tomorrow.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby wwwcol » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:11 am

Dang, looks like lots of drinking for me tomorrow.


you should be doing this regardless of whatever happens w grades.

i'm confused. are y'all actually thinking grades will come out tomorrow, even though nobody is gonna be there? or we're talking about wednesday?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby nerd1 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:21 am

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby yomisterd » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:24 am

nerd1 wrote:
wwwcol wrote:
Dang, looks like lots of drinking for me tomorrow.


you should be doing this regardless of whatever happens w grades.

i'm confused. are y'all actually thinking grades will come out tomorrow, even though nobody is gonna be there? or we're talking about wednesday?


Maybe the registrar is one of the critical personnel. I don't get why releasing our grades should take so long. I am not sure but it probably just involves clicking an icon or pressing a button of some kind.


a lever would be cool

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby fred013 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:13 am

no way it comes out tomorrow if the freaking school is closed what r u guys talking about???

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Mr. Elshal » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:55 am

yomisterd wrote:
nerd1 wrote:
wwwcol wrote:
Dang, looks like lots of drinking for me tomorrow.


you should be doing this regardless of whatever happens w grades.

i'm confused. are y'all actually thinking grades will come out tomorrow, even though nobody is gonna be there? or we're talking about wednesday?


Maybe the registrar is one of the critical personnel. I don't get why releasing our grades should take so long. I am not sure but it probably just involves clicking an icon or pressing a button of some kind.


a lever would be cool


I really hope it's a lever. Maybe a really big one that requires the whole registrar team to pull it.
Maybe that's why it's been delayed? It's possible they were short-staffed for the lever-pulling so they've been using this time to hire someone appropriate?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:08 pm

Or a lever that requires a human sacrifice.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby CicerBRo » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:19 pm

Why does HLS treat each grades-release like a crappy Dan Brown novel? No need for suspense. I wish they would just tell us the day and time and then auto-release 'em.

That said, I think they will come out today. I'm not even sure that anyone needs to be in the office; it might be an automated system.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby malleus discentium » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:31 pm

grades are UP




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