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

abbyvero
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby abbyvero » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:08 pm

HLS HOUSING:

Hi everybody - and congrats! Current 2L here.
My roommate is graduating this year and I'm (likely) moving in with a friend, so we're looking for somebody to take over the lease of our BEAUTIFUL apartment.

We'd be happy to let you see the place when you're available during ASW (or over skype or something). Cannot reiterate enough how much I've loved living here.

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ChemEng1642
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:12 pm

abbyvero wrote:HLS HOUSING:

Hi everybody - and congrats! Current 2L here.
My roommate is graduating this year and I'm (likely) moving in with a friend, so we're looking for somebody to take over the lease of our BEAUTIFUL apartment.

We'd be happy to let you see the place when you're available during ASW (or over skype or something). Cannot reiterate enough how much I've loved living here.


It is beautiful! I would be all over that if it were a one bedroom!

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fantastic2018
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby fantastic2018 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:56 pm

abbyvero wrote:HLS HOUSING:

Hi everybody - and congrats! Current 2L here.
My roommate is graduating this year and I'm (likely) moving in with a friend, so we're looking for somebody to take over the lease of our BEAUTIFUL apartment.

We'd be happy to let you see the place when you're available during ASW (or over skype or something). Cannot reiterate enough how much I've loved living here.


I'm interested! I'll be at the March ASW.

Fred Norris
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fred Norris » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:27 pm

Has anyone been contacted by professors? In my interview JS2, i was told to expect to hear from a professor or two with common interests...

The book was, of course, way cool. Just wanted to know if I would got a formal invite for convo like professors have done from some other schools.

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radio1nowhere
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby radio1nowhere » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:31 pm

Fred Norris wrote:Has anyone been contacted by professors? In my interview JS2, i was told to expect to hear from a professor or two with common interests...

The book was, of course, way cool. Just wanted to know if I would got a formal invite for convo like professors have done from some other schools.


I heard something similar from my interviewer, and recently got an email from her with some info about the area I mentioned. Idk if that's all I should expect to receive, or if a prof will actually contact me. Harvard admits something like 900 applicants, so it might not be realistic that faculty would personally email each..

Fred Norris
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fred Norris » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:38 pm

radio1nowhere wrote:
Fred Norris wrote:Has anyone been contacted by professors? In my interview JS2, i was told to expect to hear from a professor or two with common interests...

The book was, of course, way cool. Just wanted to know if I would got a formal invite for convo like professors have done from some other schools.


I heard something similar from my interviewer, and recently got an email from her with some info about the area I mentioned. Idk if that's all I should expect to receive, or if a prof will actually contact me. Harvard admits something like 900 applicants, so it might not be realistic that faculty would personally email each..



I think that was a targeted mass mailer you got. I got the same thing. The professor e-mails are going to be targeted mass mailers too. I don't think any professor is going to individually write you. I'm just assuming they have a template written and admissions sends them out from a given professor based upon criteria.

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HorseThief
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby HorseThief » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:03 pm

Last year profs did send out individual e-mails to admitted students. Unfortunately for me, mine was from Dean Minow and it looked kinda boilerplate, so I thought it was just a mass-mail thing and ignored it. You shouldn't do that.

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sneakyleo
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby sneakyleo » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:09 pm

I received an individual email from a professor this cycle. It was definitely personalized. Very nice touch!

I have not yet received a book, though :(

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littlepuff
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby littlepuff » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:14 pm

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:34 pm

HorseThief wrote:Last year profs did send out individual e-mails to admitted students. Unfortunately for me, mine was from Dean Minow and it looked kinda boilerplate, so I thought it was just a mass-mail thing and ignored it. You shouldn't do that.


Are we supposed to respond? And say what, just thanks for your email?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fred Norris » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:42 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:
HorseThief wrote:Last year profs did send out individual e-mails to admitted students. Unfortunately for me, mine was from Dean Minow and it looked kinda boilerplate, so I thought it was just a mass-mail thing and ignored it. You shouldn't do that.


Are we supposed to respond? And say what, just thanks for your email?


I figured for my book, which looks really interesting, I was just gonna have a few cups of coffee, sit down and read it in one sitting, and then reach out. I can pretty much already tell I could have a real convo.

I responded to a boilerplate from a different university with a relevant question (it was from the head of the scholarship group). Still didn't hear a response a week later.

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HorseThief
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby HorseThief » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:23 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:
HorseThief wrote:Last year profs did send out individual e-mails to admitted students. Unfortunately for me, mine was from Dean Minow and it looked kinda boilerplate, so I thought it was just a mass-mail thing and ignored it. You shouldn't do that.


Are we supposed to respond? And say what, just thanks for your email?

Make up a question to ask? Ask them what their favorite part of HLS is? Idk, doesn't need to be too in-depth. I just think it's a great opportunity and I wished I hadn't passed it up.

Fawkes
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fawkes » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:45 am

For those who have received their books in the mail, would you guys mind sharing the titles of the different books you got? Thanks!

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lashley
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby lashley » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:22 pm

No book and no keychain club over here :cry: My admissions packet didn't come with one

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sneakyleo
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby sneakyleo » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:52 pm

lashley wrote:No book and no keychain club over here :cry: My admissions packet didn't come with one


Same!

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby psychmusic » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:42 pm

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Fred Norris
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fred Norris » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:09 am

What's the word on renting a car for ASW?

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HorseThief
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby HorseThief » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:39 am

Fred Norris wrote:What's the word on renting a car for ASW?


You shouldn't really need to. Plus, parking is absolutely terrible (especially now), so you'd probably find it more of a burden than a help.

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blueberrycrumble
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby blueberrycrumble » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:33 pm

Fawkes wrote:For those who have received their books in the mail, would you guys mind sharing the titles of the different books you got? Thanks!


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Fawkes
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fawkes » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:01 am

blueberrycrumble wrote:
Fawkes wrote:For those who have received their books in the mail, would you guys mind sharing the titles of the different books you got? Thanks!


Dealmaking: The New Strategy of Negotiauctions

Also, got an email from a HLS prof... but don't know what to say to them...


Thanks for sharing!

Same about the e-mail, especially because the prof is in an area that I don't really plan on working in although it is tangentially related to my interests. Is it rude not to reply? I imagine they get tons of e-mails a day, so I felt like I would be burdening them if I didn't have anything insightful to contribute.

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fantastic2018
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby fantastic2018 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:11 pm

Did anyone from the 1/20 acceptance wave receive a book?

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sneakyleo
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby sneakyleo » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:19 pm

My book arrived today! (I'm from the 12/15 wave.)

It must be so expensive to send books to every admit!

Fred Norris
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fred Norris » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:49 pm

sneakyleo wrote:My book arrived today! (I'm from the 12/15 wave.)

It must be so expensive to send books to every admit!


Not really... think about it:

Almost everyone who received a book also paid an $85 application fee. In terms of revenue from applications alone, Harvard is still for sure better off than all but perhaps 2 of the T-14. From Columbia downwards, their admit pool is overwhelmingly composed of those who put no money into their admissions process. Even if Harvard sent 3 books, they would still be making more per admit than all peer schools except Stanford and Yale.


If HLS offered fee waivers and sent books, then we could be talking (leaving aside of course the issue of the fact that Harvard has tons of money to spend). Also, Harvard sends out far less promotional material than other schools for admits. Penn, for example, goes all out with packets etc. Harvard isn't shelling out for graphic designers like that etc.

In short, you got a book instead of a fee waiver.

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:14 pm

fantastic2018 wrote:Did anyone from the 1/20 acceptance wave receive a book?


Got mine today

Pau.C.
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Pau.C. » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:12 pm

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