In at Harvard

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Which ASW are you going to attend?

March 3-5
37
31%
April 14-16
36
30%
None, I hate fun
30
25%
Both (is this even possible?)
8
7%
The obligatory other
9
8%
 
Total votes: 120

freestallion
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby freestallion » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:13 pm

Registered for March as well... and so excited :mrgreen:
I hope they can match me up with a current student for housing...

caminante
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby caminante » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:16 pm

Lily Pad wrote:+1 for March ASW!

Does anyone have any thoughts about bringing SO's with to ASW? Mine will be moving with me but has never been to Boston, I'd really like to bring him so he can get to know the area better, but I'm not sure how appropriate that would be.


My husband is coming with me! We're getting in on Friday and hoping to check out some neighborhoods where we might live and also see where he might work.

Some of the other ASWs have lunches or panels for SOs, but I don't think Harvard does. Maybe if some of our SOs get bored they'll end up getting together to tour a bit? Haha, somehow I don't think my husband would appreciate me planning this for him.

Curious1
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Curious1 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:21 pm

caminante wrote:
Lily Pad wrote:+1 for March ASW!

Does anyone have any thoughts about bringing SO's with to ASW? Mine will be moving with me but has never been to Boston, I'd really like to bring him so he can get to know the area better, but I'm not sure how appropriate that would be.


My husband is coming with me! We're getting in on Friday and hoping to check out some neighborhoods where we might live and also see where he might work.

Some of the other ASWs have lunches or panels for SOs, but I don't think Harvard does. Maybe if some of our SOs get bored they'll end up getting together to tour a bit? Haha, somehow I don't think my husband would appreciate me planning this for him.


The website says "guests" have to eat at different tables.

splbagel
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby splbagel » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:32 pm

Registered for March ASW and bought my plane ticket! Harvard's "partial travel subsidy" won't even get me a third of the way...

I'd love to bring my SO, but unfortunately the cost is prohibitive and he can't take Monday off of work.

spek
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby spek » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:36 pm

freestallion wrote:Registered for March as well... and so excited :mrgreen:
I hope they can match me up with a current student for housing...



+1!

ETA: The fact that we get case assignments is very cool! I'm really excited.
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annyong
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby annyong » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:39 pm

Curious1 wrote:
caminante wrote:
Lily Pad wrote:+1 for March ASW!

Does anyone have any thoughts about bringing SO's with to ASW? Mine will be moving with me but has never been to Boston, I'd really like to bring him so he can get to know the area better, but I'm not sure how appropriate that would be.


My husband is coming with me! We're getting in on Friday and hoping to check out some neighborhoods where we might live and also see where he might work.

Some of the other ASWs have lunches or panels for SOs, but I don't think Harvard does. Maybe if some of our SOs get bored they'll end up getting together to tour a bit? Haha, somehow I don't think my husband would appreciate me planning this for him.


The website says "guests" have to eat at different tables.

Yeah I think they want to reserve seating for students, especially for things like the faculty lunches and current students. You can look at a list of faculty members that will be "hosting" at the lunch on the itinerary too :)

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kulshan
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby kulshan » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:02 pm

I've registered for March as well! I will probably book my plane ticket and hotel tomorrow afternoon. There were some decent bundle deals with hotels along the Red Line last time I checked Expedia/Priceline, so I'll probably do that. Unfortunately, I think the best/cheapest flight option involves a red eye from Denver that gets me into Boston at 5 AM on the 3rd. Bleh.

caminante
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby caminante » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:32 pm

splbagel wrote:Registered for March ASW and bought my plane ticket! Harvard's "partial travel subsidy" won't even get me a third of the way...

I'd love to bring my SO, but unfortunately the cost is prohibitive and he can't take Monday off of work.



About the subsidy... The amount listed for my distance is "up to" $125. My plane ticket incidentally cost almost exactly $125, do you think they will give me the full $125? That little "up to" in the description made me worry they would only give a percentage, but max out at $125.

Sorry if none of you know this, I figured I would just ask in case anyone else has already asked admissions about something similar.

splbagel
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby splbagel » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:35 pm

caminante wrote:
splbagel wrote:Registered for March ASW and bought my plane ticket! Harvard's "partial travel subsidy" won't even get me a third of the way...

I'd love to bring my SO, but unfortunately the cost is prohibitive and he can't take Monday off of work.


About the subsidy... The amount listed for my distance is "up to" $125. My plane ticket incidentally cost almost exactly $125, do you think they will give me the full $125? That little "up to" in the description made me worry they would only give a percentage, but max out at $125.

Sorry if none of you know this, I figured I would just ask in case anyone else has already asked admissions about something similar.


My guess would be that "up to" means that they wouldn't give you $125 if your ticket only cost $100, but otherwise as long as they have sufficient funds, they would give you the full amount listed. I could be way off base, though.

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takehold
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby takehold » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:16 pm

caminante wrote:Hey, are any of you going to go to one of Columbia's ASW? I am thinking about attempting to do Columbia Feb 28-29 then go directly to Harvard's ASW. Part of me thinks that would be crazy and exhausting, but it would also be nice to compare the two back to back.

Anyone else thinking about doing that?


Had the same exact thought process haha, and just decided to go to both due to the convenience since I'm on the west coast. Also will be bringing my SO; here's hoping the attending SOs don't get too bored.

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soj
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby soj » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:35 pm

How's the CLS-NYU-HLS marathon for exhausting?

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euskadi
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby euskadi » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:00 pm

Signed up for March as well! Really looking forward to seeing some of you in Cambridge in just over a month.

abacus
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby abacus » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:56 pm

How did you guys get professors/students to contact you? I filled out the email survey almost two weeks ago, but haven't heard anything.

spek
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby spek » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:22 am

soj wrote:How's the CLS-NYU-HLS marathon for exhausting?


That sounds intense.

freestallion
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby freestallion » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:33 pm

Seems like it's too early to start looking for housing... but I am thinking of doing off-campus through HRES OR just finding my own place close to campus with my SO, if he decides to come with me for sure. The problem is that I will probably be out of the country from June to August or so and am not sure if I can check out apartments then. So I'm thinking I should look at a couple of apartments during ASW while I'm there. Really frustrated because I already booked my ticket and didn't give myself an extra day to scout out housing... Maybe I can check out a couple of apartments the moment I land and before the events start on Saturday... Sigh.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby andanother » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:22 am

Want to confirm my understanding of the ASW travel subsidy process:

1) Mail travel subsidy request form before ASW (without receipts of any kind).
2) Bring travel receipts to ASW.

In any case, does anyone know what happens when total travel costs will not be known until the entire journey is complete, i.e. after returning from ASW? Or in cases where actual costs differ from expected?

Thanks!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:26 am

caminante wrote:
splbagel wrote:Registered for March ASW and bought my plane ticket! Harvard's "partial travel subsidy" won't even get me a third of the way...

I'd love to bring my SO, but unfortunately the cost is prohibitive and he can't take Monday off of work.



About the subsidy... The amount listed for my distance is "up to" $125. My plane ticket incidentally cost almost exactly $125, do you think they will give me the full $125? That little "up to" in the description made me worry they would only give a percentage, but max out at $125.

Sorry if none of you know this, I figured I would just ask in case anyone else has already asked admissions about something similar.


I'm pretty sure they will. My train ticket was almost exactly the price of my subsidy amount and they gave me all of it. I think the "up to" talks about if your ticket is less they will only give you up to the price you paid.

metaphobe
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby metaphobe » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:21 pm

I got an email from the new admissions dean this morning and looked up this blog post: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... tant-dean/

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kulshan
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby kulshan » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:38 pm

I sent in my travel subsidy form today. Hopefully I get the full $150. I added a bit about financial need, being a poor grad student and all. I'm getting really excited about ASW; can't wait to meet you all!

bogm2012
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby bogm2012 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:57 pm

Hey all! Ecstatic to be able to finally join this thread!

I plan on attending the March ASW. Could someone who has seen the itinerary answer a few questions for me via PM? Much obliged, if so.

splbagel
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby splbagel » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:01 pm

bogm2012 wrote:Hey all! Ecstatic to be able to finally join this thread!

I plan on attending the March ASW. Could someone who has seen the itinerary answer a few questions for me via PM? Much obliged, if so.


PMed.

bogm2012
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby bogm2012 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:07 pm

splbagel wrote:
bogm2012 wrote:Hey all! Ecstatic to be able to finally join this thread!

I plan on attending the March ASW. Could someone who has seen the itinerary answer a few questions for me via PM? Much obliged, if so.


PMed.


TY!

Very much looking forward to meeting many of you in March. I feel like the luckiest person in the world right now :D

phl516
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby phl516 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:08 pm

Just opened up the travel subsidy form (thanks for the reminder, Kulshan). Can you not get a subsidy for gas if you are driving?

splbagel
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby splbagel » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:32 pm

phl516 wrote:Just opened up the travel subsidy form (thanks for the reminder, Kulshan). Can you not get a subsidy for gas if you are driving?


Couldn't hurt to ask, right? Just show them a calculation of your car's highway mpg and the round-trip distance.

bogm2012
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby bogm2012 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:52 pm

kulshan wrote:I sent in my travel subsidy form today. Hopefully I get the full $150. I added a bit about financial need, being a poor grad student and all. I'm getting really excited about ASW; can't wait to meet you all!


Do they say that remuneration is up to their discretion? Flying would be optimal for me, but if the refund were in doubt I might have to go the safe route and book a few buses.




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