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

Orion311
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Orion311 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:30 am

I'm probably going to live in a dorm 1L and move to an apartment with friends I make for later years. Currently deciding between ranking Gropius and North. It's a $400/month difference (which works out to a lot), but I'm a germophobe (not actually clinically) who has never had to share a bathroom, and supposedly the kitchens are crowded and hard to use in Gropius so it is turning out to be hard choice.

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blueberrycrumble
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby blueberrycrumble » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:37 am

I will probably try to get Gropius if only to save money

Also, reminder that housing apps for HLS and HUH are both open now :)

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby leslieknope » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:04 pm

Damn they do a good job matching up professors with admits. Just got an email from a professor whose research is basically my niche-ish work experience, but way way way cooler. :D

Also, I'm thinking Gropius 1L just to save whatever money I can, then off-campus with friends 2L and 3L. Can't say I'm excited to go back to communal kitchens and bathrooms, though.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:14 pm

leslieknope wrote:Damn they do a good job matching up professors with admits. Just got an email from a professor whose research is basically my niche-ish work experience, but way way way cooler. :D

Also, I'm thinking Gropius 1L just to save whatever money I can, then off-campus with friends 2L and 3L. Can't say I'm excited to go back to communal kitchens and bathrooms, though.


Just got the same from a professor who has done exactly what I want to do professionally (academia aside because lol unicorn gig). Love it.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:56 pm

I still can't login so I have a quick question: Is there an option for students to host me or should I just book my hotel now?

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paragonloop
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby paragonloop » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:59 pm

Can someone also PM me the April ASW schedule? Trying to figure out my travel.

Thanks!

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LawBron James
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LawBron James » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:59 pm

DiniMae wrote:I still can't login so I have a quick question: Is there an option for students to host me or should I just book my hotel now?

No option as far as I know. I'd find an airbnb though, hotels are ridiculous since its marathon weekend.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby blueberrycrumble » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:17 pm

leslieknope wrote:Damn they do a good job matching up professors with admits. Just got an email from a professor whose research is basically my niche-ish work experience, but way way way cooler. :D

Also, I'm thinking Gropius 1L just to save whatever money I can, then off-campus with friends 2L and 3L. Can't say I'm excited to go back to communal kitchens and bathrooms, though.


In the same place right now... most North rooms are Standard Singles which are $1547 this year... it's double the small Gropius rooms :(

eta: May think about opting for a North Small Single if I manage to get a super early timeslot? Not too hopeful though...

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby HorseThief » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:30 pm

blueberrycrumble wrote:
leslieknope wrote:Damn they do a good job matching up professors with admits. Just got an email from a professor whose research is basically my niche-ish work experience, but way way way cooler. :D

Also, I'm thinking Gropius 1L just to save whatever money I can, then off-campus with friends 2L and 3L. Can't say I'm excited to go back to communal kitchens and bathrooms, though.


In the same place right now... most North rooms are Standard Singles which are $1547 this year... it's double the small Gropius rooms :(

eta: May think about opting for a North Small Single if I manage to get a super early timeslot? Not too hopeful though...


Fyi, 2BR/BA's at 29 Garden tend to run about $1300/month/person. At the North price, it'd be easier to get an actual apartment.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Orion311 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:06 pm

blueberrycrumble wrote:
leslieknope wrote:Damn they do a good job matching up professors with admits. Just got an email from a professor whose research is basically my niche-ish work experience, but way way way cooler. :D

Also, I'm thinking Gropius 1L just to save whatever money I can, then off-campus with friends 2L and 3L. Can't say I'm excited to go back to communal kitchens and bathrooms, though.


In the same place right now... most North rooms are Standard Singles which are $1547 this year... it's double the small Gropius rooms :(

eta: May think about opting for a North Small Single if I manage to get a super early timeslot? Not too hopeful though...


Damn, I was only considering North if I could get a small but you made me realize that there are only 19 units. Will probably be Gropius for me too unless I get lucky I guess. I suppose returning students already had their registration windows and might be able to tell us what's already gone or almost gone? Are there any such students in this thread?

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DiniMae
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:10 pm

Little peeved that everything costs an arm and a leg during the April ASW -- darn that marathon. Do they reimburse anything (flights, train)?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:57 pm

Just btw one more time: use AirBnB for April ASW. It's hella cheap.

Also, if anyone's looking for a place to crash for free, feel free to PM me.

I live like 15 mins from the school, but I'll also show you around. You'd be in our spare bedroom, on an air mattress. It's a coed residence, but again it would be free. If I don't respond to your PM its because I've already offered the room to someone else.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:28 pm

DiniMae wrote:Little peeved that everything costs an arm and a leg during the April ASW -- darn that marathon. Do they reimburse anything (flights, train)?


Yes, need based only reimbursements for travel to and from H.

Contact them and they'll give you a form to fill out.

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DiniMae
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:52 am

Pneumonia wrote:Just btw one more time: use AirBnB for April ASW. It's hella cheap.

Also, if anyone's looking for a place to crash for free, feel free to PM me.

I live like 15 mins from the school, but I'll also show you around. You'd be in our spare bedroom, on an air mattress. It's a coed residence, but again it would be free. If I don't respond to your PM its because I've already offered the room to someone else.

AirBnB was still $200+ per night.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Veronica2015 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:52 am

HorseThief wrote:
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....


Thank you! I am to withdraw from all other schools except NU. Just curious about the result after a 5-month wait.

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Pneumonia
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Pneumonia » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:31 am

DiniMae wrote: AirBnB was still $200+ per night.

Damn, that's crazy. I paid around $70/night last year.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby cecily2015 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:33 pm

just booked tickets to boston!! cannot wait to meet everyone!!

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby IngmarKurosawa » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:48 pm

mwonka wrote:Is anyone able to give some specifics on the ASW schedule?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:50 pm

mwonka wrote:Is anyone able to give some specifics on the ASW schedule? I was admitted Monday and haven't gotten any detailed follow-ups. Trying to figure transportation from NYU's ASW, and if I should work to be there Saturday early, or if late Saturday/early Sunday is okay. help pls?


PM'd a couple people with the tentative schedule, but here it is for the thread as a whole:

ASW Times:

Saturday________________ _____________________________________________
2:00 – 4:30 Campus Tours
(Tours depart on the half-hour; last tour departs at 3:30)
Housing Tours
(Tours depart on the half-hour; last tour departs at 3:30)
Meet and Greet with Student Organizations
4:30 – 5:00 Welcome from Dean Martha Minow
5:00 – 6:00 Faculty Moot Case: TBD
6:00 – 7:00 Welcome Reception with Faculty
7:00 – 8:00 Dinner with Current Students
8:00 – 10:00 Pub Trivia
Coffee and Dessert Lounge
10:00 Dean of Students After-Party!

Sunday______________________________________________________________________
9:00 – 10:30 Brunch
9:00 – 1:30 Housing Information Table
9:30 – 10:30 HLS & You: A Financially Sound Decision
10:45 – 12:15 Spotlight on the HLS Negotiation Program
12:15 – 1:30 Small Group Lunch by Interest Area
(with current students)
1:45 – 2:45 Mock Classes
3:00 – 4:00 Q & A with Dean Martha Minow
4:00 – 5:00 Student Activities Fair
5:00 – 7:00 Free Time/Explore Boston
7:00 – 9:00 Evening on the Town
Join HLS Student Organizations for appetizers and drinks downtown.

Monday______________________________________________________________________
7:30 – 10:30 Breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 Office Open Houses
9:30 – 10:30 Student Life Discussion
Clinical and Pro Bono Opportunities
10:30 – 11:30 Careers in Academia Discussion
Office of Public Interest Advising Panel
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch with Faculty and Administrators
1:30 – 2:30 Harvard Innovation Lab Tour


Also the dates are April 18-20.

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Nathanael » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:52 pm

Definitely recommend attending the official welcome and faculty moot case.

If you are having a rough morning following the open bar, don't feel like you have to get up for the negotiation spotlight.

Also, definitely go out with the current students the first night, stay out late and have some fun.
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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby bookworm381 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:59 pm

I was thinking about living in Hastings, potentially in a 2BR (if anyone would like to room, feel free to PM me :D )

So excited to meet everyone in a few weeks! I'm flying in on Friday night, so I'll have all morning Saturday to myself. Anyone interested in maybe meeting for lunch before the 2pm campus/housing tours?

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby paragonloop » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:51 pm

Pneumonia wrote:
DiniMae wrote: AirBnB was still $200+ per night.

Damn, that's crazy. I paid around $70/night last year.


I was able to book a place today for $65/night. Just keep checking!

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Re: Harvard Law School Class of 2018

Postby Bahexom » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:53 pm

Thinking about Botanic Gardens, 2 or 3 bedroom. First, has anyone heard anything, good bad or otherwise? Second, if anyone females are interested in living there, pm me!




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