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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HorseThief
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby HorseThief » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:00 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:Thanks, HorseThief. Did you feel like there was anything you missed out on by not going to the first one, or do you think there's no downside to waiting for the warmer weather?

Nah, you'll get the same info at both. The early one might have been more heavily attended, but there were still tons of people at the second.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:07 pm

HorseThief wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:Thanks, HorseThief. Did you feel like there was anything you missed out on by not going to the first one, or do you think there's no downside to waiting for the warmer weather?

Nah, you'll get the same info at both. The early one might have been more heavily attended, but there were still tons of people at the second.


Okay, cool, thanks. Yeah, I mean I assumed the info is the same by design, just meant in terms of attendance, chances for checking out better living arrangements before the pool is smaller, any other less obvious factors, etc.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:09 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:Thanks, HorseThief. Did you feel like there was anything you missed out on by not going to the first one, or do you think there's no downside to waiting for the warmer weather?

Nah, you'll get the same info at both. The early one might have been more heavily attended, but there were still tons of people at the second.


Okay, cool, thanks. Yeah, I mean I assumed the info is the same by design, just meant in terms of attendance, chances for checking out better living arrangements before the pool is smaller, any other less obvious factors, etc.


I would think one advantage would be being able to evaluate H in light of its financial aid offer/the scholarships you are considering from other schools. That's why I'm waiting until April anyway. I don't want to fall in love with it before I find out what kind of $$ I'm looking at, from H and elsewhere.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:17 pm

lc39 wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:Thanks, HorseThief. Did you feel like there was anything you missed out on by not going to the first one, or do you think there's no downside to waiting for the warmer weather?

Nah, you'll get the same info at both. The early one might have been more heavily attended, but there were still tons of people at the second.


Okay, cool, thanks. Yeah, I mean I assumed the info is the same by design, just meant in terms of attendance, chances for checking out better living arrangements before the pool is smaller, any other less obvious factors, etc.


I would think one advantage would be being able to evaluate H in light of its financial aid offer/the scholarships you are considering from other schools. That's why I'm waiting until April anyway. I don't want to fall in love with it before I find out what kind of $$ I'm looking at, from H and elsewhere.


Definitely another good point.

Just looking at the dates, I'm realizing that the 2nd ASW is getting precariously close to deposit deadlines at some schools, which makes me a little nervous, though I know double depositing is a thing.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby HorseThief » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:19 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:Thanks, HorseThief. Did you feel like there was anything you missed out on by not going to the first one, or do you think there's no downside to waiting for the warmer weather?

Nah, you'll get the same info at both. The early one might have been more heavily attended, but there were still tons of people at the second.


Okay, cool, thanks. Yeah, I mean I assumed the info is the same by design, just meant in terms of attendance, chances for checking out better living arrangements before the pool is smaller, any other less obvious factors, etc.


Some apartments do get swiped in March, but you'll have no (more) trouble finding them in April. The finaid point is good too, since you'll have an opportunity to sit down with the Student Financial Services staff to talk about how the money works. Note, you won't have a package from HLS by that time (usually those get sent out during the summer), but you may find it helpful to know what other offers you have.

Keep in mind, though, I never went to the March ASW, so maybe they got Drake to perform or something and I just never heard about it.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Pau.C. » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:48 pm

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby fantastic2018 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:52 pm

Pau.C. wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
Keep in mind, though, I never went to the March ASW, so maybe they got Drake to perform or something and I just never heard about it.


That actually might be a good reason to NOT go to March ASW...


Haha!

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby omegaweapon » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:58 pm

I mostly want to go in March so that I can go to Stanford's ASW if I get in. It's one of the only schools that'd make it a hard decision, so I want to keep the option open. Although, I'm also really excited to see Harvard, and I'd have a hard time waiting anyway.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby blueberrycrumble » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:05 pm

I'll probably be going to the April ASW because I'll be doing a conference during the one in March :(

Hopefully there'll be TLSers there too!

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby fantastic2018 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:13 pm

Did anyone get the login info yet for the website? Just making sure I didn't accidentally delete it in my spam folder.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:32 pm

fantastic2018 wrote:Did anyone get the login info yet for the website? Just making sure I didn't accidentally delete it in my spam folder.


I haven't yet!

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby fantastic2018 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:33 pm

ChemEng1642 wrote:
fantastic2018 wrote:Did anyone get the login info yet for the website? Just making sure I didn't accidentally delete it in my spam folder.


I haven't yet!


Ok, good to know I'm not the only one! Thank you!

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby psychmusic » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:11 pm

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:42 pm

HorseThief wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:Thanks, HorseThief. Did you feel like there was anything you missed out on by not going to the first one, or do you think there's no downside to waiting for the warmer weather?

Nah, you'll get the same info at both. The early one might have been more heavily attended, but there were still tons of people at the second.


Okay, cool, thanks. Yeah, I mean I assumed the info is the same by design, just meant in terms of attendance, chances for checking out better living arrangements before the pool is smaller, any other less obvious factors, etc.


Some apartments do get swiped in March, but you'll have no (more) trouble finding them in April. The finaid point is good too, since you'll have an opportunity to sit down with the Student Financial Services staff to talk about how the money works. Note, you won't have a package from HLS by that time (usually those get sent out during the summer), but you may find it helpful to know what other offers you have.


Student Financial Services indicated to me in their email that preliminary awards would be made earlier. Did that not happen last year?

HLS wrote:We expect to make our first award offers in early March, and we will strive for a two week (10 business days) award decision turnaround time from the date we notify you that your application is complete. If you complete your aid application by April 15, you will receive an award offer prior to May 1 so you can make an informed admissions decision. The timing of when your file becomes complete DOES NOT impact the award package we can offer you.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:56 pm

There's now downside to waiting. Weather is better at the later one, and if anything they are probably more organized. Substantively they are the same though.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby HorseThief » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:50 pm

lc39 wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:
Okay, cool, thanks. Yeah, I mean I assumed the info is the same by design, just meant in terms of attendance, chances for checking out better living arrangements before the pool is smaller, any other less obvious factors, etc.


Some apartments do get swiped in March, but you'll have no (more) trouble finding them in April. The finaid point is good too, since you'll have an opportunity to sit down with the Student Financial Services staff to talk about how the money works. Note, you won't have a package from HLS by that time (usually those get sent out during the summer), but you may find it helpful to know what other offers you have.



I didn't get mine until late April, but my folks also took their sweet time finishing up their taxes. So I suppose you may be able to get a preliminary award earlier.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Hat.trick » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:45 pm

I just got my Harvard packet in the mail! Has anyone received their admitted students login who wasn't admitted in december yet? I thought it would come in the mail

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Pau.C. » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:10 pm

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby omegaweapon » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:54 pm

Got mine today, the belt clip is really cool looking.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby titusandronicus » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:55 am

Checking in. Congrats everyone, and let me know what you think of the ASWs, as I won't be able to attend either...

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:34 am

Got my package yesterday (it was squished into my mailbox though I could barely get it out!)

No email id yet though :-/

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:59 pm

omegaweapon wrote:Got mine today, the belt clip is really cool looking.


Is that what that is? Not a keychain? I'm mystified.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby fantastic2018 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:21 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:
omegaweapon wrote:Got mine today, the belt clip is really cool looking.


Is that what that is? Not a keychain? I'm mystified.


I've got it on my keychain....Hopefully I'm not walking around with a belt clip in my hands.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby omegaweapon » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:09 pm

fantastic2018 wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:
omegaweapon wrote:Got mine today, the belt clip is really cool looking.


Is that what that is? Not a keychain? I'm mystified.


I've got it on my keychain....Hopefully I'm not walking around with a belt clip in my hands.


It seems to me to be designed to run your belt through the loop, and attach things to it. There's a key ring at the end, so keys seem like a natural thing to attach, but I used it with my water bottle when I went hiking today, and it works fine for that too.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby sneakyleo » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:13 pm

I feel like I'm crazy but I don't think I got a belt clip/keychain/whatever thing? I'm pretty sure my packet just had a folder with papers...

Anyone else in this boat? :lol:

Also, for anyone concerned about not getting the email ID info yet, I didn't get it for about 3 weeks after admission, though they might be a bit speedier after the first wave.




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