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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stevedubs
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby stevedubs » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:39 am

Checking in!! :D

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LoganCouture
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:18 pm

So...first financial aid notifications should be out today??

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:35 pm

lc39 wrote:So...first financial aid notifications should be out today??


That's the hope, but wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't until Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby royale2540 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:23 pm

For those who've received their admit packages, do they get sent to your permanent or current mailing address? I would initially assume current mailing address, but I've found that the address that the mail is sent to has been different based on the school. Thanks in advance!

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LoganCouture
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:40 pm

royale2540 wrote:For those who've received their admit packages, do they get sent to your permanent or current mailing address? I would initially assume current mailing address, but I've found that the address that the mail is sent to has been different based on the school. Thanks in advance!


I received mine to my current (not permanent) address.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:14 pm

Anyone know how long it takes to get the HLS email? Does that come in the admissions packet, or separately? Am I correct in thinking you need the JD email in order to start the need-based aid application?

(I realize some of the information is probably earlier on in the thread, but I figured I'm not derailing anything by asking, especially since there are some new peeps here, like me).

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:17 pm

mujiali wrote:Anyone know how long it takes to get the HLS email? Does that come in the admissions packet, or separately? Am I correct in thinking you need the JD email in order to start the need-based aid application?

(I realize some of the information is probably earlier on in the thread, but I figured I'm not derailing anything by asking, especially since there are some new peeps here, like me).


I don't know about the first one/don't remember but you do need your harvard ID to start their financial aid process

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:21 pm

mujiali wrote:Anyone know how long it takes to get the HLS email? Does that come in the admissions packet, or separately? Am I correct in thinking you need the JD email in order to start the need-based aid application?

(I realize some of the information is probably earlier on in the thread, but I figured I'm not derailing anything by asking, especially since there are some new peeps here, like me).


Got mine via email 8 days after my JS2 call

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:24 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:
mujiali wrote:Anyone know how long it takes to get the HLS email? Does that come in the admissions packet, or separately? Am I correct in thinking you need the JD email in order to start the need-based aid application?

(I realize some of the information is probably earlier on in the thread, but I figured I'm not derailing anything by asking, especially since there are some new peeps here, like me).


Got mine via email 8 days after my JS2 call


Thank you! And thank you too, Chem. :)

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LawBron James
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LawBron James » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:42 pm

Finally checking in :D . Count me in for the next ASW.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:48 pm

LawBron James wrote:Finally checking in :D . Count me in for the next ASW.


Congrats!

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LawBron James » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:54 pm

mujiali wrote:
LawBron James wrote:Finally checking in :D . Count me in for the next ASW.


Congrats!

Thanks! I had a pretty early JS1 so I wasn't expecting it at all.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:59 pm

LawBron James wrote:
mujiali wrote:
LawBron James wrote:Finally checking in :D . Count me in for the next ASW.


Congrats!

Thanks! I had a pretty early JS1 so I wasn't expecting it at all.


I had a later one... wasn't expecting it either. :lol:

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fred Norris » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:44 pm

For those who just did ASW: If you were undecided before but are now set on HLS, what pushed you over the edge?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby bookworm381 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:31 pm

Now that I've regained control of myself...I'm very happily checking in!!!!

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby dylar » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:43 pm

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:10 pm

dylar wrote:Thrilled to be checking in with my first post!
Got my JS2 this morning-- has anyone gotten the email yet? Paranoia is really starting to kick in... :?


No email for me and JS2 was yesterday. I'm sure cause I checked my call log again hahaha. Others ITT have obviously gotten emails, but to my knowledge the batch for this latest wave hasn't gone out yet.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby mpc347 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:59 pm

What's the deal with Harvard and ASW travel stipends these days? I read somewhere that they offer 50-200?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby psychmusic » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:01 am

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ms2014
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ms2014 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:14 am

Just got the financial aid offer email. I was really surprised at the quick turnaround since I only went complete last Thursday.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Fred Norris » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:46 am

Have people been able to negotiate in the past?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby bookworm381 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:00 am

mujiali wrote:
dylar wrote:Thrilled to be checking in with my first post!
Got my JS2 this morning-- has anyone gotten the email yet? Paranoia is really starting to kick in... :?


No email for me and JS2 was yesterday. I'm sure cause I checked my call log again hahaha. Others ITT have obviously gotten emails, but to my knowledge the batch for this latest wave hasn't gone out yet.


Not embarrassed to admit that I've been lurking this thread for a while, and it seems like most people in the 2/5 acceptance wave got their emails ~8 days (or so) after their JS2.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby psychmusic » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:38 am

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:12 am

psychmusic wrote:
Fred Norris wrote:Have people been able to negotiate in the past?


I think they'll consider appeals with offers from other need-only schools. I know there is one other need only school in the 15-20 rankings somewhere (UT?), but other than that it's really just Stanford and Yale. The SLS people I've spoken to seem to say that their offers were pretty close to identical, with SLS being slightly higher due to the cost of living. If you have offers from two of the three that are far apart, it would be worth appealing. Otherwise you have nothing to negotiate in their eyes.


Actually they claim that they don't even negotiate. If your Stanford or Yale need-based package is significantly different than your Harvard one they will go back and check their calculations to confirm that they haven't made a mistake but other than they they say if the difference is based on a difference in criteria they won't change it.

Now the difference between what they actually say and do might be a different story.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby dylar » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:13 am

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