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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strugglebus
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby strugglebus » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:36 am

cecily2015 wrote:checking in! when is the next asw?


Congrats to today's JS2s!

Next ASW is April 18-20. (They're also all listed here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=240528)

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Indy16
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indy16 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:25 am

Checking in from yesterday's wave.

Veronica2015
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Veronica2015 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:18 am

Checking in! Admitted from yesterday's wave.

Question: Is there any room for negotiation once decision on need-based aid is made? Do scholarship offers from other schools have any bearing on those decisions? Is it safe to withdraw from other schools and vacate spots for people now? Sorry for throwing in a bunch of questions!

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HorseThief
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby HorseThief » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:32 am

Veronica2015 wrote:Checking in! Admitted from yesterday's wave.

Question: Is there any room for negotiation once decision on need-based aid is made? Do scholarship offers from other schools have any bearing on those decisions? Is it safe to withdraw from other schools and vacate spots for people now? Sorry for throwing in a bunch of questions!


Scholarships have no effect on the need-based aid. A fair amount of people come in with schollys from other schools, so HLS expects you to make a hard decision.

I would only withdraw from other schools if a) you absolutely know you won't attend there no matter what, or b) you'd be willing to pay sticker at HLS over going there. If you're feeling hesitant, it may be worth telling those other schools that you have H in your pocket. Some money might magically get freed up or something....

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Orion311 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:55 am

Has anyone here accepted through the online response form? How long did it take for you to get a confirmation email?

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leslieknope
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby leslieknope » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:22 pm

How long does it financial aid documents to show up on the application's document list once you submit them? I submitted a bunch of things Sunday night and then got an email from Financial Aid saying that they were missing. Are they still making their way through the void or should I resubmit?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby IngmarKurosawa » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:25 pm

Checking in!

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:02 pm

leslieknope wrote:How long does it financial aid documents to show up on the application's document list once you submit them? I submitted a bunch of things Sunday night and then got an email from Financial Aid saying that they were missing. Are they still making their way through the void or should I resubmit?


Took mine about 24 hours, but I submitted right when it opened in Feb. I'd wait until at least mid-day tomorrow before contacting them.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby downbeat14 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:12 pm

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby blueberrycrumble » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:16 pm

Congrats to all the new JS2s lately!! :)

Also, can we get a poll similar to like: accepted offer, most likely going to accept offer, 50/50 unsure, will be withdrawing ; etc.?
Curious to see how many people have made a decision so far!

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paragonloop
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby paragonloop » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:35 pm

Checking in!

Already bought my plane ticket and booked a place to stay through Airbnb. I'm excited to visit in several weeks!

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IngmarKurosawa
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby IngmarKurosawa » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:03 pm

So now that there's no need for rampant speculation about our admissions odds, what the hell do we talk about?

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Kluge
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Kluge » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:08 pm

Orion311 wrote:Has anyone here accepted through the online response form? How long did it take for you to get a confirmation email?


I submitted fairly late one evening and got the confirmation e-mail in the early afternoon the next day.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby leslieknope » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:11 pm

blueberrycrumble wrote:Congrats to all the new JS2s lately!! :)

Also, can we get a poll similar to like: accepted offer, most likely going to accept offer, 50/50 unsure, will be withdrawing ; etc.?
Curious to see how many people have made a decision so far!


Curious as well. I go back and forth between "fuck money, I'm gunning for LIPP-eligible jobs anyway so H could end up being cheapest in the long run of all my options!!!" and "oh god that is six figures of loans there." :shock:

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antiworldly
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:24 pm

Checking in! Just got the call and I couldn't be more thrilled. Here's hoping they are generous with the need based aid.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:30 pm

leslieknope wrote:Curious as well. I go back and forth between "fuck money, I'm gunning for LIPP-eligible jobs anyway so H could end up being cheapest in the long run of all my options!!!" and "oh god that is six figures of loans there." :shock:


+1. What runs through my head as I go to sleep. Haha

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:18 pm

I'm checking in. Would someone who has a website login be kind enough to PM the times that that the ASW start & end so I can book travel now? Also, are there any events the day prior (like some schools)?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:05 pm

DiniMae wrote:I'm checking in. Would someone who has a website login be kind enough to PM the times that that the ASW start & end so I can book travel now? Also, are there any events the day prior (like some schools)?


PM'd

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby downbeat14 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:08 pm

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby meisme23 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:18 pm

mujiali wrote:
leslieknope wrote:Curious as well. I go back and forth between "fuck money, I'm gunning for LIPP-eligible jobs anyway so H could end up being cheapest in the long run of all my options!!!" and "oh god that is six figures of loans there." :shock:


+1. What runs through my head as I go to sleep. Haha


Seriously. Trying to decide between a Vanderbilt and Harvard right now, and it's just brutal. I'm leaving a decently well-paying, but boring, corporate job (~65 hrs a week) to go to law school, because the money alone isn't making me happy right now, and I want to go into public service. On the one hand...run down the list of Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Governors, etc. 90% went to Harvard. Harvard has a significantly higher likelihood of getting me the jobs that I actually want.

On the other hand...if I work hard enough at NYU, I could maybe get the same opportunity at Bristow, prestigious clerkships, etc, and only have ~50k in debt, as opposed to ~250k. But if I am not able to, and end up in a boring, high-hour BigLaw job that isn't too different from my current job, I think I would always wonder "What if?" The flip-side to this, though, is that I could end up at BigLaw from Harvard too, saddled with ~250k debt, cursing myself for not taking the Vandy.

Decisions, decisions. I know you're all going through the same thing.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:12 pm

mujiali wrote:
DiniMae wrote:I'm checking in. Would someone who has a website login be kind enough to PM the times that that the ASW start & end so I can book travel now? Also, are there any events the day prior (like some schools)?


PM'd


Thank you! And LC too!

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:18 pm

meisme23 wrote:
mujiali wrote:
leslieknope wrote:Curious as well. I go back and forth between "fuck money, I'm gunning for LIPP-eligible jobs anyway so H could end up being cheapest in the long run of all my options!!!" and "oh god that is six figures of loans there." :shock:


+1. What runs through my head as I go to sleep. Haha


Seriously. Trying to decide between a Vanderbilt and Harvard right now, and it's just brutal. I'm leaving a decently well-paying, but boring, corporate job (~65 hrs a week) to go to law school, because the money alone isn't making me happy right now, and I want to go into public service. On the one hand...run down the list of Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Governors, etc. 90% went to Harvard. Harvard has a significantly higher likelihood of getting me the jobs that I actually want.

On the other hand...if I work hard enough at NYU, I could maybe get the same opportunity at Bristow, prestigious clerkships, etc, and only have ~50k in debt, as opposed to ~250k. But if I am not able to, and end up in a boring, high-hour BigLaw job that isn't too different from my current job, I think I would always wonder "What if?" The flip-side to this, though, is that I could end up at BigLaw from Harvard too, saddled with ~250k debt, cursing myself for not taking the Vandy.

Decisions, decisions. I know you're all going through the same thing.


Not to self-promote, but this thread had a lot of great discussion about HLS vs. full rides at Columbia/Chicago/NYU. I'd recommend giving the first several pages a skim: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=245100

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby bookworm381 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:06 am

IngmarKurosawa wrote:So now that there's no need for rampant speculation about our admissions odds, what the hell do we talk about?


lol yes +1

how about this: For those who are certain/relatively certain that they are going to Harvard, what are you thinking about housing options?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:15 am

bookworm381 wrote:
IngmarKurosawa wrote:So now that there's no need for rampant speculation about our admissions odds, what the hell do we talk about?


lol yes +1

how about this: For those who are certain/relatively certain that they are going to Harvard, what are you thinking about housing options?


For me, at least 1st year, I'm staying where I am, bout 30 away from the school by bus. Already have an apartment and lease so don't see a reason to shake it up. Might move closer 2L though. Others?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:29 am

bookworm381 wrote:
IngmarKurosawa wrote:So now that there's no need for rampant speculation about our admissions odds, what the hell do we talk about?


lol yes +1

how about this: For those who are certain/relatively certain that they are going to Harvard, what are you thinking about housing options?


HUH housing with my SO!




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