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

cloudysky
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby cloudysky » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:46 pm

I've got a bit of a conundrum. I've recently been admitted to Harvard. However, due to a stupid oversight on my part missing the deadline to drop a course, I find myself at risk of failing one of my courses in my last term. Even if I fail this course, I'll still have all my requirements to graduate and my other marks will be consistent with the GPA that I used to apply with. My question is do you guys think failing a course in my last term will jeopardize my admission?

Orion311
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Orion311 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:34 pm

cloudysky wrote:I've got a bit of a conundrum. I've recently been admitted to Harvard. However, due to a stupid oversight on my part missing the deadline to drop a course, I find myself at risk of failing one of my courses in my last term. Even if I fail this course, I'll still have all my requirements to graduate and my other marks will be consistent with the GPA that I used to apply with. My question is do you guys think failing a course in my last term will jeopardize my admission?


I think I've seen this 4 or 5 times today

Nathanael
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Nathanael » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:04 pm

My admissions packet came today!

Orion311
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Orion311 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:06 pm

Nathanael wrote:My admissions packet came today!


Nice. Does it update on the status checker as a mailed item? Which wave were you and roughly where do you live?

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yomisterd
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby yomisterd » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:07 pm

For a school with such an incredible endowment, it's crazy the hoops they make aid applicants jump through.

That said, good luck future 1Ls and I hope to see you at ASWs/in the fall!

Nathanael
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Nathanael » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:41 pm

Orion311 wrote:
Nathanael wrote:My admissions packet came today!


Nice. Does it update on the status checker as a mailed item? Which wave were you and roughly where do you live?


No status checker update. From the JS2 wave in early February, eastern timezone.

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radio1nowhere
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby radio1nowhere » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:52 pm

Nathanael wrote:My admissions packet came today!

No status checker update. From the JS2 wave in early February, eastern timezone.


Also eastern timezone early-February JS2. Ran to the mailbox just now but nothing. :cry: Usually I don't look forward to Monday but..?

Gucci Mane
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Gucci Mane » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:17 pm

Did anyone else receive an email with the subject "Legal Academia at Harvard"? I can't tell if its a mass email or a personal one so I don't know how to respond.

Orion311
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Orion311 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:24 pm

Gucci Mane wrote:Did anyone else receive an email with the subject "Legal Academia at Harvard"? I can't tell if its a mass email or a personal one so I don't know how to respond.


I didn't get that one, but I got one that says "Human Rights and Immigration Law at HLS" and a couple other interest specific ones. My guess is that they have a few of them and send them slightly personalized to people who expressed a certain interest through their PS or interview or something. I didn't think a response was expected, but maybe I'm wrong?

Gucci Mane
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Gucci Mane » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:33 pm

Orion311 wrote:
Gucci Mane wrote:Did anyone else receive an email with the subject "Legal Academia at Harvard"? I can't tell if its a mass email or a personal one so I don't know how to respond.


I didn't get that one, but I got one that says "Human Rights and Immigration Law at HLS" and a couple other interest specific ones. My guess is that they have a few of them and send them slightly personalized to people who expressed a certain interest through their PS or interview or something. I didn't think a response was expected, but maybe I'm wrong?


Thanks, it didn't seem like a response was expected but I just wanted to make sure I wasn't ignoring something too important.

Fred Norris
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fred Norris » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:04 am

http://law.harvard.edu/current/careers/ ... index.html

How does one graduate summa cum laude if the highest grade one can get is 4, but u need a 4.75 average for summa?

Also, does HLS use a curve like SLS ?

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t-14orbust
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:05 am

Fred Norris wrote:http://law.harvard.edu/current/careers/ocs/employers/hls-grading-policy/index.html

How does one graduate summa cum laude if the highest grade one can get is 4, but u need a 4.75 average for summa?

Also, does HLS use a curve like SLS ?


DS counts as 5

Fred Norris
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fred Norris » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:11 am

Thanks. The curve issue?

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t-14orbust
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:17 am

Fred Norris wrote:Thanks. The curve issue?


" It is important to highlight that there is no published curve with respect to the distribution of grades and that there are no class rankings."

No required published curve but there is a "recommended curve".

http://hlrecord.org/?p=130

don't tell me your chances at summa are actually affecting your choice to attend

Fred Norris
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fred Norris » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:31 am

Not even close. I just decided to try to get all the info on the schools in my choice list. Randomly decided to start with grades. Next ability to take courses outside of law school.

As I'm dealing in the higher T14 - and what the hell I guess I will invoke the social protocol of invoking the fact that this Is first world of the first world problem - these things matter to me.

Beyond unicorn vs. Non unicorn decision and massive debt vs no debt, I'm assuming I'm asking common questions ? The right questions?

I guess I will make a seperate post.

js1663
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby js1663 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:32 pm

Got my acceptance packet on the east coast. Part of the early February wave.

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hillz
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby hillz » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:36 pm

js1663 wrote:Got my acceptance packet on the east coast. Part of the early February wave.


Same! Love the keychain.

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Pneumonia
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:47 pm

Keychain? That's new. I might have to go steal one from admissions. Is it cool?

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radio1nowhere
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby radio1nowhere » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:14 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Keychain? That's new. I might have to go steal one from admissions. Is it cool?


I like it! It's this base design http://www.capecodbelt.com/images/img_keys_03.jpg and it's Harvard colors imprinted with "HLS" and the the HLS coat of arms.

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t-14orbust
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:21 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Keychain? That's new. I might have to go steal one from admissions. Is it cool?

grab me one bro

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malleus discentium
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby malleus discentium » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:01 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Keychain? That's new. I might have to go steal one from admissions. Is it cool?

It replaced the sticker they gave out last year, since they ran out of those.

morimoto1991
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby morimoto1991 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:10 pm

js1663 wrote:Got my acceptance packet on the east coast. Part of the early February wave.


+1

Fawkes
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fawkes » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:56 pm

Gosh. Now, I'm genuinely worried I'll never get my packet. D:

Would it be awkward for me to ask them about it?

Orion311
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Orion311 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:09 am

Fawkes wrote:Gosh. Now, I'm genuinely worried I'll never get my packet. D:

Would it be awkward for me to ask them about it?


I think, since we're just hearing about people on the east coast receiving them yesterday and today, that genuine worry is a little excessive. I would wait a while before asking.

Edit: Just realized your post was from yesterday like 3 hours after someone reported getting it haha, so yea, I wouldn't worry yet

js1663
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby js1663 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:20 am

FYI the keychain, for those wondering what it looks like. It's not quite a snuggie but it's still awesome and i'll take it!

And for those waiting, I'm sure your packets will come eventually - hopefully less crumpled than mine was, mailman had to roll it up to get it to fit in the mailbox

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