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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby tomwatts » Mon May 30, 2016 10:09 pm

Shosh233 wrote:Anyone know when Negotiation Workshop grades are released for non-3Ls or when 1L grades are released generally?

1L grade release information is in the original post in this topic.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Pneumonia » Mon May 30, 2016 11:41 pm

Last year, I got my Negotiation grade at the same time as my other 1L grades.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby HLS2L » Mon May 30, 2016 11:55 pm

When is the best time to find apartments with an August start date near campus (like Chauncy/Langdon)?

I'm a rising 2L (hoping to have a place for EIP), but got shitty HUH and HLS housing windows and had other housing plans with friends fall through. Current plan is to get a broker or at least call someone like Chestnut hill and try to find a 2 bedroom (can't afford a studio/1bed) and get a random 1L to join me.

So I guess I'm trying to figure out if I need to panic and call every broker in the city, or if I can chill out and casually search as things turn up over the next month. Also kind of just assuming some 1L will need a place... Is it usually easy to find 1Ls to take rooms?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Lfo166 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:21 am

Is there a shot at the 2L Sears with a smidge above a 4.5?

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Postby TripTrip » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:20 pm

lawschoolboundfuture wrote:Is there a list somewhere of all the firms that come to EIP

Past years here: https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/ocs/jd-stu ... aluations/

The final lists for this year aren't in yet. (They may be partially in Symplicity though.)

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby HLSstudent » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:52 pm

Lfo166 wrote:Is there a shot at the 2L Sears with a smidge above a 4.5?


This is a guess, but probably not. In past years, the 1L Sears required 60–80%+ DS's based on earlier posts in this thread. One would think the percentage would increase or remain static, not decrease in 2L.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby LS19 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:48 pm

Are the curtains that cover the closets in Gropius removable?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby foxes » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:21 pm

LS19 wrote:Are the curtains that cover the closets in Gropius removable?

not that i know of. i just pushed them back and pinned them behind a pole thingy

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby LS19 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:45 am

foxes wrote:
LS19 wrote:Are the curtains that cover the closets in Gropius removable?

not that i know of. i just pushed them back and pinned them behind a pole thingy


Thanks. Just trying to think of ways to reduce the ugliness of my room in advance haha

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby robotrick » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:06 pm

I was able to remove the curtain from my closet when I was in gropius. It was hung like a shower curtain on little hooks. Not sure if all rooms are the same.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby thegoat2019 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:39 pm

Which banks have ATMs near the law school? I'm looking to apply for a new debit/credit card and want to know which bank I should use. Thank you!

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Postby codyoneill » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:42 pm

thegoat2019 wrote:Which banks have ATMs near the law school? I'm looking to apply for a new debit/credit card and want to know which bank I should use. Thank you!


I use Bank of America, which has an ATM inside the law school (WCC). Not sure what other ones are nearby.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:51 pm

Yeah boa is big, there are NO chase banks or ATMs in the state of Massachusetts so be warned

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:02 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Yeah boa is big, there are NO chase banks or ATMs in the state of Massachusetts so be warned


the closest wells fargo is in connecticut

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby robotrick » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:37 pm

IIRC there are also TD Bank and Santander (and BoA) in Harvard Sq.

You could opt for an online bank checking account that lets you use any atm and reimburses fees. That's what I do. Not sure what options are out there these days, but I use Charles Schwab which I'm quite happy with.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby polareagle » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:42 pm

There's also a Harvard Credit Union ATM in the Science Center, which is probably the next-closest.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby mdnyc » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:35 am

HLS2L wrote:When is the best time to find apartments with an August start date near campus (like Chauncy/Langdon)?


Eh, you may need to get moving. I just got done with an Aug 1 search, and it's rough. July? Fine. Sept? Fine. Aug? Slim pickings.

I found my apartment in a day of on the ground searching, but that was preceded by combing through everything on Padmapper, Zillow, and RentHop. I was searching in Riverside, Allston and West Cambridge, though (roommate is at HBS), so your experience may differ.

If you're interested in reaching out to the 1L Facebook group for roommates, shoot me a PM of the text you'd like me to post and and I can do that for you. Good luck!

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:01 am

CSM says that I am supposed to "report a clerkship to OCS" if I accept one. How do I do that? Just send them an email?

I looked around CSM for a bit, but the interface is baffling.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby tomwatts » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:32 am

Pneumonia wrote:CSM says that I am supposed to "report a clerkship to OCS" if I accept one. How do I do that? Just send them an email?

Yes. Email Kirsten or Marj.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:39 am

tomwatts wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:CSM says that I am supposed to "report a clerkship to OCS" if I accept one. How do I do that? Just send them an email?

Yes. Email Kirsten or Marj.

thanks

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Goldie » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:07 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Yeah boa is big, there are NO chase banks or ATMs in the state of Massachusetts so be warned

There's actually a Chase ATM in the baggage claim area at the Boston Logan airport.

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tomwatts wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:CSM says that I am supposed to "report a clerkship to OCS" if I accept one. How do I do that? Just send them an email?

Yes. Email Kirsten or Marj.

thanks

Congrats!

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:16 am

Goldie wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:Yeah boa is big, there are NO chase banks or ATMs in the state of Massachusetts so be warned

There's actually a Chase ATM in the baggage claim area at the Boston Logan airport.

But– it just dispenses. It's not one of the fancy ones that accepts cash/checks. Just btw.

I stayed with my Texas bank and it really hasn't been a problem. I've used an atm like maybe once or twice when I had to get a more than $20 in cash. Otherwise, I just do cashback at the store or use Venmo. As long as your bank can (1) provide you checks through the mail, and (2) accept mobile deposits, then you are probably fine. Counterpoint is that opening a bank account at Santander or somewhere in MA is really easy.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby ValeVale » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:45 am

1L grades? still waiting ... :?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby tomwatts » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:49 am

ValeVale wrote:1L grades? still waiting ... :?

See the original post in this topic for 1L grade release information. It's normal for 1L grades not to be out yet. Typically, they would come out next week, but this year has not been typical for spring grade releases.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby mimiquestionmark » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:32 pm

Looks like 1L grades were just posted in Helios. No email yet.




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