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

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wonka
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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:59 am

finally found an apartment yayy


@wonka

Just call and talk to the administration. People are still on the wait list and will be for at least another month so they would likely just fill your spot that way.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby HorseThief » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:00 am

wonka wrote:This is a crosspost from the Ask a Law Student forum, but...
Does anyone know at what point deferral becomes no longer an option? I've done everything required for enrollment up to this point, including signing a contract for a dorm, but I've had some things come up and it seems like holding off one year might make a lot of sense. I can't seem to find a hard cutoff date on any of the HLS webpages. Do you think deferral is even a possibility at this point? TYIA.


I'd just call JS. She's a cool person, and will probably understand if you have good reasons for deferring.

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LawBron James
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LawBron James » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:40 am

I'm already moved up and settled in so if anybody is in the area and wants to hang out, just let me know.

Also, gotta say I'm impressed by the gym, though I'm sure it will be way busier and more obnoxious once everyone is back.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby lawlorbust » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:44 am

LawBron James wrote:I'm already moved up and settled in so if anybody is in the area and wants to hang out, just let me know.

Also, gotta say I'm impressed by the gym, though I'm sure it will be way busier and more obnoxious once everyone is back.


My impression is that it actually gets less busy during term, with people hitting the books. And you have a large university/summer programs crowd that disappears.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:49 am

lawlorbust wrote:
LawBron James wrote:I'm already moved up and settled in so if anybody is in the area and wants to hang out, just let me know.

Also, gotta say I'm impressed by the gym, though I'm sure it will be way busier and more obnoxious once everyone is back.


My impression is that it actually gets less busy during term, with people hitting the books. And you have a large university/summer programs crowd that disappears.

It's definitely more busy during the term.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby saltisgood » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:59 pm

ChemEng1642 wrote:
antiworldly wrote:
Kobaine51 wrote:Yo where do I send these health forms they wanted a month ago? Anyone successfully email them in?


Since health forms are confidential information and they're touchy about the security of email (rightly so), they ask you to either mail them in or fax them.

Via mail: HUHS, Pound Hall, 1563 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Via fax: 617-495-8090


The form you can email - I did that. However if you are sending a medical record (from your doctor) or the results of a blood test or something you're doctor is going to want to either fax or email. My form only had the basic info (medical record and doctor filled out portion sent separately) so perhaps that's why they accepted it.


Is there any acknowledgement that things went through / how long did it take for you to hear back or the info to be uploaded to the HUHS portal?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby saltisgood » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:02 pm

TripTrip wrote:
lawlorbust wrote:
LawBron James wrote:I'm already moved up and settled in so if anybody is in the area and wants to hang out, just let me know.

Also, gotta say I'm impressed by the gym, though I'm sure it will be way busier and more obnoxious once everyone is back.


My impression is that it actually gets less busy during term, with people hitting the books. And you have a large university/summer programs crowd that disappears.

It's definitely more busy during the term.


This is probably better in Ask a Harvard Student, but since the topic of the gym came up: do people take classes? Is it a total hassle taking classes/trying to go to the gym during peak hours?

I can wait til I get there to be sure, but I'm wondering whether it might be worth shelling out a bit more for a gym or studio that I'll feel compelled to go to, since I logically know exercise is super important for keeping me chugging but I can be lazy and off-put by inconvenience. Maybe I've just heard unbalanced complaints of the gym being super busy, though.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby saltisgood » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:03 pm

hello everyone i just finished my last day of work so wheee posting & booo packing

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TripTrip
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:40 pm

saltisgood wrote:This is probably better in Ask a Harvard Student, but since the topic of the gym came up: do people take classes? Is it a total hassle taking classes/trying to go to the gym during peak hours?

I can wait til I get there to be sure, but I'm wondering whether it might be worth shelling out a bit more for a gym or studio that I'll feel compelled to go to, since I logically know exercise is super important for keeping me chugging but I can be lazy and off-put by inconvenience. Maybe I've just heard unbalanced complaints of the gym being super busy, though.

Dunno; I've never taken a class. I did futsal for a while and never had any problems though.

Your experience will vary depending on what your workout looks like. I run outside so I never bother with the treadmills, but I know sometimes they have waitlists for those. Despite having a giant wall of weights, they only have like four benches. So if you want to do dumbell flies you might be SOL because it's busy but if you want to do standing bicep curls nothing will ever stop you.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby dylar » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:00 pm

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:12 pm

dylar wrote:
LawBron James wrote:I'm already moved up and settled in so if anybody is in the area and wants to hang out, just let me know.

Also, gotta say I'm impressed by the gym, though I'm sure it will be way busier and more obnoxious once everyone is back.


How do we access the gym now? We don't get IDs until orientation, right?

Just give them your ID# at the door.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby dylar » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:35 am

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:08 am

saltisgood wrote:
ChemEng1642 wrote:
antiworldly wrote:
Kobaine51 wrote:Yo where do I send these health forms they wanted a month ago? Anyone successfully email them in?


Since health forms are confidential information and they're touchy about the security of email (rightly so), they ask you to either mail them in or fax them.

Via mail: HUHS, Pound Hall, 1563 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Via fax: 617-495-8090


The form you can email - I did that. However if you are sending a medical record (from your doctor) or the results of a blood test or something you're doctor is going to want to either fax or email. My form only had the basic info (medical record and doctor filled out portion sent separately) so perhaps that's why they accepted it.


Is there any acknowledgement that things went through / how long did it take for you to hear back or the info to be uploaded to the HUHS portal?


Probably around a week the first time - but only because I had things missing. I didn't get any acknowledgement the second time

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby RoryWannabe » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:20 pm

Sorry if I'm late to the game on this one, but does anyone know how seating works in classes? Are you assigned from the start or are you assigned based on where you sit the first day?

Clearly this is not exceptionally important information but I've always focused a lot better in the front and I'm trying to figure out just how much willpower it will take me to stay focused I lecture :wink:

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:38 pm

RoryWannabe wrote:Sorry if I'm late to the game on this one, but does anyone know how seating works in classes? Are you assigned from the start or are you assigned based on where you sit the first day?

Clearly this is not exceptionally important information but I've always focused a lot better in the front and I'm trying to figure out just how much willpower it will take me to stay focused I lecture :wink:

Depends on the professor.

For 2L and 3L, the most common is that you choose where to sit on day two, then that becomes your seat for the rest of the semester. But often in 1L the prof will just assign seats beforehand since the class list is set.

Some will let you choose your seat each class, but that's not the norm because profs like seating charts.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:06 pm

what if u sit in a different seat

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:18 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:what if u sit in a different seat

You do you bro.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:22 pm

Thx. I'm going to avoid cold calls by sitting on the floor

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ValeVale » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:53 am

Any ideas when sections/classes get posted? Seems like this Friday is a strong possibility looking at last years.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:42 am

ValeVale wrote:Any ideas when sections/classes get posted? Seems like this Friday is a strong possibility looking at last years.

Friday is most likely for sections. Classes will follow shortly after.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby 2666 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:54 pm

Hey there I remember providing the school with our address information but I'm confused about whether it's during the application process or some time after being admitted, or both, but I guess now we need to change it into our new address right? Does anyone know where we can do that, or will it be updated automatically if we have chosen to live on campus and received that mail assigning our current address? Thanks a lot.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:00 pm

2666 wrote:Hey there I remember providing the school with our address information but I'm confused about whether it's during the application process or some time after being admitted, or both, but I guess now we need to change it into our new address right? Does anyone know where we can do that, or will it be updated automatically if we have chosen to live on campus and received that mail assigning our current address? Thanks a lot.


When I was talking to HUHS member services they said to contact the registrar to change my address (even though I had not asked, and do not need to change my address :lol:).

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby leslieknope » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:22 am

So. Sections today?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ValeVale » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:02 am

leslieknope wrote:So. Sections today?



^^ hopefully




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