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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby MAHamlin » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:40 pm

malleus discentium wrote:grades are UP


Yep! At last!

edit: question answered
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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby PotenC » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:43 pm

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby fats provolone » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:47 pm

lol was that intentional?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby rabbit5000 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:49 pm

Well, I got a P for LRW despite getting an H on my open memo (P on the closed). WTF?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby despina » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:49 pm

PotenC wrote:
MAHamlin wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:grades are UP


Yep! At last! Can anyone tell me what an * means next to a grade?


DS congrats


Yes, congrats. It should soon display "Dean's Scholar Prize" under the grade; for some reason it doesn't show up right away except for the unexplained star.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby malleus discentium » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:51 pm

Are there a max of 3 DSs per class x 4 classes = 12 DSs total per section for the first 1L semester?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby MAHamlin » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:53 pm

despina wrote:
PotenC wrote:
MAHamlin wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:grades are UP


Yep! At last! Can anyone tell me what an * means next to a grade?


DS congrats


Yes, congrats. It should soon display "Dean's Scholar Prize" under the grade; for some reason it doesn't show up right away except for the unexplained star.


Well that's exciting. I was worried it meant there might be something amiss...

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby rabbit5000 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:54 pm

People who got Hs in LRW: can you please let me know what grades you received on the memos? :( :( :(

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:56 pm

malleus discentium wrote:Are there a max of 3 DSs per class x 4 classes = 12 DSs total per section for the first 1L semester?

It's not that exact of a science and it's probably not worth analyzing that closely.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby tomwatts » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:58 pm

Most of what we know about grades is contained in the first post in this topic.

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Postby wert3813 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:59 pm

rabbit5000 wrote:People who got Hs in LRW: can you please let me know what grades you received on the memos? :( :( :(

Also not an exact science and not worth analyzing that closely. Professors can do whatever they want. I've never heard of a Cl-P+Op-H=P but I'm sure it's happened. It's also not going to change. HTH.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby SweetTort » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:05 pm

Did any of you come from the South? If so, how did you adjust to the weather?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:26 pm

SweetTort wrote:Did any of you come from the South? If so, how did you adjust to the weather?

I'm exactly the opposite of what you're looking for, but as a Minnesotan I can give you the cliffnotes version of what you should know about winter, besides owning winter clothes.

  • Keep track of the weather forecast, not for rain but for temperature. I refuse to go for a run when it's under 35F and I usually don't walk to the grocery store when it gets below 20F. I keep close track of any time it will be above or below those temperatures and plan my week accordingly.
  • We avoid the cold by not going outside. That sounds like it shouldn't be a novel idea, but you'd be surprised how many people don't understand how little you really need to be outdoors in 2015. Stay inside where it's warm.
  • When you see northerners showing up to class in a thin unzipped jacket with no hat, it's not because we're used to the cold. It's because we knew we'd only be outside for a few minutes and we just endured the suck. Lugging all your winter gear everywhere isn't always necessary. A five minute blast of cold will just wake you up.
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Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:26 pm

SweetTort wrote:Did any of you come from the South? If so, how did you adjust to the weather?


Interesting timing lol.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:53 pm

SweetTort wrote:Did any of you come from the South? If so, how did you adjust to the weather?


From the South. Did not own a car up there (thankfully), so no need to worry about driving in the snow or shoveling, etc. Multi-layers man! Long-johns under my pants were a God send, at least for me, along with a very good Northface jacket, gloves and a beanie. Only thing left unprotected is the face and sometimes, that is bad enough...were times when I wanted to wear a ski mask straight up.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:54 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Did any of you come from the South? If so, how did you adjust to the weather?


From the South. Did not own a car up there (thankfully), so no need to worry about driving in the snow or shoveling, etc. Multi-layers man! Long-johns under my pants were a God send, at least for me, along with a very good Northface jacket, gloves and a beanie. Only thing left unprotected is the face and sometimes, that is bad enough...were times when I wanted to wear a ski mask straight up.


Long-Johns are amazing. Somehow I had never used them in the Northern Midwest, despite having crapass winters. They are now a staple of my wardrobe.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby jingosaur » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:08 pm

Boots, gloves, and a winter hat make it feel a lot warmer. I feel like most southerners don't own these items.

Telling yourself that at least you didn't go to Chicago also helps.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:29 pm

Wool socks - cotton makes your feet colder. Smart wool if you usually have bad circulation.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby fred013 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:50 pm

this is disastrous. what are the consequences of H/P/P/P/P. below median pawned.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby rabbit5000 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:54 pm

acrossthelake wrote:There's 550 people per class. The only way you don't find people in a school this big who you fit in with is lack of effort, insecurity, etc. There are some insufferable douchebags here -- they have friends. There are some people who put a whole new spin on the concept of awkward -- they have friends. There are some (creepy to various degrees) dudes who only ever hit on Asian women -- some of them have Asian girlfriends somehow anyway. You will have friends if you try.

QFT

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Postby nerd1 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:14 pm

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby nothingtosee » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:18 pm

Interesting.

I was expecting the Fred angle to be "is 5 H's competitive for law review grade-on?"

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Mr. Elshal » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:29 pm

fred013 wrote:this is disastrous. what are the consequences of H/P/P/P/P. below median pawned.


It is definitely disastrous. For me, the consequence of getting those same grades for both 1L semesters was that I had to settle for a V10 in NYC.

You're at HLS. Take it easy.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Lovely Ludwig Van » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:33 pm

fred013 wrote:this is disastrous. what are the consequences of H/P/P/P/P. below median pawned.


Nothing is closed off to you. I know of someone who straight-P'd himself first semester, then straight H'd second semester, wrote on to LR, and is now clerking for a feeder. You can still do all the stuff every law student here aspires to do.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby rabbit5000 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:34 pm

Can someone tell me what makes a V10 firm better than, say, a V15 or V20 firm? Slightly higher bonuses/exit options? Don't you have to work more hours though? Don't really understand the craze here to work for a top firm TBH




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