Harvard Law School Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Where are you in the decision process?

I'll be at HLS next fall!
90
66%
Still waiting to hear from another school....
4
3%
Still waiting to hear about financial aid :(
7
5%
Absolutely unsure
7
5%
Already withdrew from HLS
28
21%
 
Total votes: 136

cecily2015
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby cecily2015 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:11 am

so, anyone has any idea how the sections are assigned? just a random draw or what?

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:41 am

It's based on how many posts on TLS you have

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radio1nowhere
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby radio1nowhere » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:56 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:It's based on how many posts on TLS you have


I thought it was based on how many dumb questions you asked during ASW

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TripTrip
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:37 pm

Yes, section assignments are random. There has actually been an interesting discussion about that on campus because every year they seem to be fairly even in terms of minority group representation (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.). However, to my knowledge the administration still maintains that they are randomly assigned and the fact that they end up even is just due to normal statistical distribution, which is totally plausible given the size of the entering class.

They have historically been assigned around August 8.

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malleus discentium
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby malleus discentium » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:58 pm

TripTrip wrote:Yes, section assignments are random. There has actually been an interesting discussion about that on campus because every year they seem to be fairly even in terms of minority group representation (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.). However, to my knowledge the administration still maintains that they are randomly assigned and the fact that they end up even is just due to normal statistical distribution, which is totally plausible given the size of the entering class.

They have historically been assigned around August 8.

fwiw I don't know that it's true that it's evenly distributed. Section 1 this year had ~8 LGBT to Section 5's ~4. Section 5 also had a pretty high number of orthodox Jews, and the only two 1Ls from an undergrad that hasn't sent anyone to HLS since 2009.

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TripTrip
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:20 pm

malleus discentium wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Yes, section assignments are random. There has actually been an interesting discussion about that on campus because every year they seem to be fairly even in terms of minority group representation (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.). However, to my knowledge the administration still maintains that they are randomly assigned and the fact that they end up even is just due to normal statistical distribution, which is totally plausible given the size of the entering class.

They have historically been assigned around August 8.

fwiw I don't know that it's true that it's evenly distributed. Section 1 this year had ~8 LGBT to Section 5's ~4. Section 5 also had a pretty high number of orthodox Jews, and the only two 1Ls from an undergrad that hasn't sent anyone to HLS since 2009.

Interesting. I guess the flip side to that is those are both things HLS doesn't officially record (per NALP).

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby malleus discentium » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:25 pm

TripTrip wrote:
malleus discentium wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Yes, section assignments are random. There has actually been an interesting discussion about that on campus because every year they seem to be fairly even in terms of minority group representation (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.). However, to my knowledge the administration still maintains that they are randomly assigned and the fact that they end up even is just due to normal statistical distribution, which is totally plausible given the size of the entering class.

They have historically been assigned around August 8.

fwiw I don't know that it's true that it's evenly distributed. Section 1 this year had ~8 LGBT to Section 5's ~4. Section 5 also had a pretty high number of orthodox Jews, and the only two 1Ls from an undergrad that hasn't sent anyone to HLS since 2009.

Interesting. I guess the flip side to that is those are both things HLS doesn't officially record (per NALP).

Right, and the LGBT one is probably more random than others, since it's pretty much only discernible beforehand via resumes that happen to reflect it.

cecily2015
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby cecily2015 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:08 am

cool thank u guys for all the great inputs!!!really wish i could end up in a cool and fun section!

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby foxes » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:49 pm

wonka wrote:today's email-

From: Student Billing
"Harvard Student Accounts Office: Welcome!"


Thanks for the warm welcome, Student Billing. I think we'll get along great. :?

yikes, didnt get this email. better go check that i set up my pin correctly...

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pylon
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby pylon » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:16 pm

We haven't received the Sexual Assault and Prevention Materials information yet, right?

Indifference
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:36 am

pylon wrote:We haven't received the Sexual Assault and Prevention Materials information yet, right?


Did I miss something?

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:53 am

I think its just some required thing before classes start. And no I haven't gotten anything yet

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pylon
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby pylon » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:16 pm

mujiali wrote:
pylon wrote:We haven't received the Sexual Assault and Prevention Materials information yet, right?


Did I miss something?

Yeah it's just a form that we'll get sometime this summer. I just wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything. :)

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:18 pm

I haven't even done my immunization (just 1) yet :\

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby saltisgood » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:19 pm

TripTrip wrote:They have historically been assigned around August 8.


And classes/syllabi trickle in the week after? (Based on skimming last year's forum.) It'd be nice to know my schedule for planning (and professors for nerdy gleefulness) but I guess we have class every day anyway.

PS new poster, longtime lurker... thank you for the useful information and sometimes insanity

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TripTrip
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:56 pm

saltisgood wrote:
TripTrip wrote:They have historically been assigned around August 8.


And classes/syllabi trickle in the week after? (Based on skimming last year's forum.) It'd be nice to know my schedule for planning (and professors for nerdy gleefulness) but I guess we have class every day anyway.

PS new poster, longtime lurker... thank you for the useful information and sometimes insanity

I'll be working hard to get you class info (including required books and how not to pay full price for them) with course outlines that week. I know how neurotic 1Ls are.

The actual schedules are not my area, but if I get my hands on them before you do I'll put them out.

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saltisgood
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby saltisgood » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:19 pm

I'll be sitting in the forums like *heart eye emoji*

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saltisgood
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby saltisgood » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:28 pm

ChemEng1642 wrote:I actually know the answer to this. I asked the office and got this (2 days ago):

Thanks for your message. If you do not want the federal Stafford loan, please complete and submit the HLS Loan Adjustment-Cancellation form on the following link to our website:

https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/sfs/financ ... -web-form/

Once that has been received by our office, we will cancel the loan and remove it from your aid package so the funds will no longer be reflect as anticipated aid on your student billing account. You should do this as soon as possible (this week) so your bill will be accurate.

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Have a great day.


Did you/anyone get an email confirmation after doing this? Specifically lowering it.

cecily2015
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby cecily2015 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:33 am

TripTrip wrote:
saltisgood wrote:
TripTrip wrote:They have historically been assigned around August 8.


And classes/syllabi trickle in the week after? (Based on skimming last year's forum.) It'd be nice to know my schedule for planning (and professors for nerdy gleefulness) but I guess we have class every day anyway.

PS new poster, longtime lurker... thank you for the useful information and sometimes insanity

I'll be working hard to get you class info (including required books and how not to pay full price for them) with course outlines that week. I know how neurotic 1Ls are.

The actual schedules are not my area, but if I get my hands on them before you do I'll put them out.

cannot wait!! many thanks!!!

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Blythe17
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Blythe17 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:56 am

TripTrip wrote:I'll be working hard to get you class info (including required books and how not to pay full price for them) with course outlines that week. I know how neurotic 1Ls are.

The actual schedules are not my area, but if I get my hands on them before you do I'll put them out.


Between this and the Ask an HLS student thread, TripTrip = the real MVP. Seriously appreciate it!

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:00 pm

mujiali wrote:I haven't even done my immunization (just 1) yet :\


yeah lol I went to get a blood test for something and turns out I'm not immune to one of the things anymore...

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saltisgood
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby saltisgood » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:43 pm

So what tv shows are you all bingeing in the next month and a half?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:44 pm

saltisgood wrote:So what tv shows are you all bingeing in the next month and a half?


suits lol




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