Harvard Law School Class of 2018

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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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ChemEng1642
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:32 am

Section 1!

Also what is this Questionnaire assignment lol - it's a blank text box...

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby blueberrycrumble » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:59 am

ChemEng1642 wrote:Section 1!

Also what is this Questionnaire assignment lol - it's a blank text box...


Lol does it show up as blank for you? Maybe email them back to check...
Our section's has actually questions with text boxes next to them to fill out

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:20 pm

blueberrycrumble wrote:
ChemEng1642 wrote:Section 1!

Also what is this Questionnaire assignment lol - it's a blank text box...


Lol does it show up as blank for you? Maybe email them back to check...
Our section's has actually questions with text boxes next to them to fill out


Yeah it's probably ur browser or something

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby saltisgood » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:01 pm

ChemEng1642 wrote:Section 1!

Also what is this Questionnaire assignment lol - it's a blank text box...


Free verse poem on your feelings about HLS, duh

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby foxes » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:32 pm

When are you guys planning to buy textbooks?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby blueberrycrumble » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:05 pm

foxes wrote:When are you guys planning to buy textbooks?


And are you planning on (I assume no one is buying through the bookstore):

- Buying new through Amazon
- Buying used through Amazon
- Buying used through 2Ls
- Renting through various online textbook websites

I really really dislike highlighting in books so I'm quite wary of used/renting :/

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby foxes » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:16 pm

blueberrycrumble wrote:
foxes wrote:When are you guys planning to buy textbooks?


And are you planning on (I assume no one is buying through the bookstore):

- Buying new through Amazon
- Buying used through Amazon
- Buying used through 2Ls
- Renting through various online textbook websites

I really really dislike highlighting in books so I'm quite wary of used/renting :/

im going to buy new through amazon because im addicted to writing in textbooks :( its an expensive addiction

im kind of confused though...i assume we're supposed to have the books before classes start? so that means we should prob get on it asap?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby blueberrycrumble » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:31 pm

foxes wrote:
blueberrycrumble wrote:
foxes wrote:When are you guys planning to buy textbooks?


And are you planning on (I assume no one is buying through the bookstore):

- Buying new through Amazon
- Buying used through Amazon
- Buying used through 2Ls
- Renting through various online textbook websites

I really really dislike highlighting in books so I'm quite wary of used/renting :/

im going to buy new through amazon because im addicted to writing in textbooks :( its an expensive addiction

im kind of confused though...i assume we're supposed to have the books before classes start? so that means we should prob get on it asap?


I think it's slightly flexible? I only have one syllabus so far but the first reading is from supplemental course materials which gives an extra week to go buy textbooks. Also, if you buy through amazon, prime is free for students and 2 business day shipping.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby foxes » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:34 pm

blueberrycrumble wrote:
foxes wrote:
blueberrycrumble wrote:
foxes wrote:When are you guys planning to buy textbooks?


And are you planning on (I assume no one is buying through the bookstore):

- Buying new through Amazon
- Buying used through Amazon
- Buying used through 2Ls
- Renting through various online textbook websites

I really really dislike highlighting in books so I'm quite wary of used/renting :/

im going to buy new through amazon because im addicted to writing in textbooks :( its an expensive addiction

im kind of confused though...i assume we're supposed to have the books before classes start? so that means we should prob get on it asap?


I think it's slightly flexible? I only have one syllabus so far but the first reading is from supplemental course materials which gives an extra week to go buy textbooks. Also, if you buy through amazon, prime is free for students and 2 business day shipping.

:shock: is there somewhere we can view syllabi already? yeah ive got prime, im just a little anxious i think :oops:

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:47 pm

You definitely want casebooks before the first day of class.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby foxes » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:50 pm

TripTrip wrote:You definitely want casebooks before the first day of class.

yikes ty, will just go ahead and grab them then

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby leslieknope » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:34 pm

TripTrip wrote:You definitely want casebooks before the first day of class.


Think we need them before orientation? Can I have them shipped to Gropius, or should I send them home and bring them with?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:43 pm

$470 Amazon shopping cart and that's just the 4 basic casebooks

Damn

I think I'll wait till Monday...

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:25 pm

leslieknope wrote:
TripTrip wrote:You definitely want casebooks before the first day of class.


Think we need them before orientation? Can I have them shipped to Gropius, or should I send them home and bring them with?

You don't need them before orientation, just before class. Shipping them to HLS is just fine.

You'll probably have a reading assignment for the first day of every class, and it will probably be ~50 pages per class, and it will suck because you won't understand any of it. Then half of your professors will cold call on the first day and you won't have a clue what to say, just like everybody else.

You'll be fine, though, this isn't meant to discourage anyone. Just be aware that unlike undergrad, the first day of law school is generally a real class. ABA rules forbid just handing out the syllabus and briefly discussing what the class will be about on the first day, so professors have to dive into substance and expect you to be prepared to answer questions from day one.

This is also why I provide outlines before classes start.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby foxes » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:30 pm

TripTrip wrote:
leslieknope wrote:
TripTrip wrote:You definitely want casebooks before the first day of class.


Think we need them before orientation? Can I have them shipped to Gropius, or should I send them home and bring them with?

You don't need them before orientation, just before class. Shipping them to HLS is just fine.

You'll probably have a reading assignment for the first day of every class, and it will probably be ~50 pages per class, and it will suck because you won't understand any of it. Then half of your professors will cold call on the first day and you won't have a clue what to say, just like everybody else.

You'll be fine, though, this isn't meant to discourage anyone. Just be aware that unlike undergrad, the first day of law school is generally a real class. ABA rules forbid just handing out the syllabus and briefly discussing what the class will be about on the first day, so professors have to dive into substance and expect you to be prepared to answer questions from day one.

This is also why I provide outlines before classes start.

where would profs generally let us know about reading assignment/syllabi before the first day? helios?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:38 pm

foxes wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
leslieknope wrote:
TripTrip wrote:You definitely want casebooks before the first day of class.


Think we need them before orientation? Can I have them shipped to Gropius, or should I send them home and bring them with?

You don't need them before orientation, just before class. Shipping them to HLS is just fine.

You'll probably have a reading assignment for the first day of every class, and it will probably be ~50 pages per class, and it will suck because you won't understand any of it. Then half of your professors will cold call on the first day and you won't have a clue what to say, just like everybody else.

You'll be fine, though, this isn't meant to discourage anyone. Just be aware that unlike undergrad, the first day of law school is generally a real class. ABA rules forbid just handing out the syllabus and briefly discussing what the class will be about on the first day, so professors have to dive into substance and expect you to be prepared to answer questions from day one.

This is also why I provide outlines before classes start.

where would profs generally let us know about reading assignment/syllabi before the first day? helios?

That should be on Canvas: http://canvas.harvard.edu/

Side note, Canvas is brand new, and is the worst system to try to find, ever, because all of the search results are not for what you're looking for and the MyHLS redirect link is broken. I don't think that part was thought out.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby foxes » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:45 pm

TripTrip wrote:That should be on Canvas: http://canvas.harvard.edu/

Side note, Canvas is brand new, and is the worst system to try to find, ever, because all of the search results are not for what you're looking for and the MyHLS redirect link is broken. I don't think that part was thought out.

yeah it took me an embarrassing amount of time to figure canvas out the first time :oops: looks like nothing much is up yet

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:03 pm

foxes wrote:
TripTrip wrote:That should be on Canvas: http://canvas.harvard.edu/

Side note, Canvas is brand new, and is the worst system to try to find, ever, because all of the search results are not for what you're looking for and the MyHLS redirect link is broken. I don't think that part was thought out.

yeah it took me an embarrassing amount of time to figure canvas out the first time :oops: looks like nothing much is up yet

No worries. Professors and assistants are still figuring it out. This is the first term they have been required to use it.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:08 pm

Any chance books change between now and class starting? Was gonna go ahead and get mine, but don't want to get shafted. (This is something my undergrad profs would do sometimes).

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:14 pm

mujiali wrote:Any chance books change between now and class starting? Was gonna go ahead and get mine, but don't want to get shafted. (This is something my undergrad profs would do sometimes).

I've never heard of that happening. A lot of these professors have used the same book for years (esp. Torts and Property). For Civ Pro it's usually the same casebook but the newer edition since the rules are constantly changing. (Or a course packet from the professors who actually care about students.)

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:50 pm

TripTrip wrote:
mujiali wrote:Any chance books change between now and class starting? Was gonna go ahead and get mine, but don't want to get shafted. (This is something my undergrad profs would do sometimes).

I've never heard of that happening. A lot of these professors have used the same book for years (esp. Torts and Property). For Civ Pro it's usually the same casebook but the newer edition since the rules are constantly changing. (Or a course packet from the professors who actually care about students.)


Thanks, I went ahead and bought mine. On the same subject, it odd that one of my professors (Donahue) has no required book, just two recommended ones?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby foxes » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:30 pm

TripTrip wrote:
mujiali wrote:Any chance books change between now and class starting? Was gonna go ahead and get mine, but don't want to get shafted. (This is something my undergrad profs would do sometimes).

I've never heard of that happening. A lot of these professors have used the same book for years (esp. Torts and Property). For Civ Pro it's usually the same casebook but the newer edition since the rules are constantly changing. (Or a course packet from the professors who actually care about students.)

dont have a casebook posted for civpro, crossing my fingers i get a course packet

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:09 am

foxes wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
mujiali wrote:Any chance books change between now and class starting? Was gonna go ahead and get mine, but don't want to get shafted. (This is something my undergrad profs would do sometimes).

I've never heard of that happening. A lot of these professors have used the same book for years (esp. Torts and Property). For Civ Pro it's usually the same casebook but the newer edition since the rules are constantly changing. (Or a course packet from the professors who actually care about students.)

dont have a casebook posted for civpro, crossing my fingers i get a course packet

Professors Hubbard and Cohen will provide course packets. Cohen always does and I emailed Hubbard before I listed him without any.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby TripTrip » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:10 am

mujiali wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
mujiali wrote:Any chance books change between now and class starting? Was gonna go ahead and get mine, but don't want to get shafted. (This is something my undergrad profs would do sometimes).

I've never heard of that happening. A lot of these professors have used the same book for years (esp. Torts and Property). For Civ Pro it's usually the same casebook but the newer edition since the rules are constantly changing. (Or a course packet from the professors who actually care about students.)


Thanks, I went ahead and bought mine. On the same subject, it odd that one of my professors (Donahue) has no required book, just two recommended ones?

Hmm, I'm not sure about that one. Once you get the syllabus let me know if he meant to list one as required and I'll update the listing.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby romanesque » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:10 am

section 1 - any idea what/where the "attached form" prof stilt mentions in the welcome letter is? also, we haven't gotten any emails from profs about courses/books etc., right?

edit: also, is anyone else nervous that we only have reviews/outlines/exams from 1 class? :cry: :|




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