In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
domino
Posts: 323
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:51 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby domino » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:32 pm

trojandave wrote:Thrilled to be reporting for duty. Sign me up for a hoodie, and I can't wait to see you guys in Cambridge!


Yay!! Come to the March ASW!

User avatar
trojandave
Posts: 389
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:25 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:46 pm

domino wrote:
trojandave wrote:Thrilled to be reporting for duty. Sign me up for a hoodie, and I can't wait to see you guys in Cambridge!


Yay!! Come to the March ASW!


I want to! Just booked my trip to New York for CLS and NYU two days ago and they're that same week, so it wouldn't be too hard to swing up to Boston that weekend. But from what I've read it looks like it's going to take me a month to get my Harvard email and even be able to register... I guess I can call and ask them to hurry but I'm not sure how well that'll go over. Also would three ASWs in 5 or 6 days be too crazy?

Oh yeah, and if anyone's feeling generous and wants to add me to the Facebook group PM me :) (It looks like that's how it's been done around here lately?)

User avatar
dcg2120
Posts: 175
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby dcg2120 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:47 pm

trojandave wrote:Thrilled to be reporting for duty. Sign me up for a hoodie, and I can't wait to see you guys in Cambridge!

Congrats!

anela00
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:05 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby anela00 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:54 pm

Coming to March ASW!!

User avatar
domino
Posts: 323
Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:51 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby domino » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:44 am

trojandave wrote:
domino wrote:
trojandave wrote:Thrilled to be reporting for duty. Sign me up for a hoodie, and I can't wait to see you guys in Cambridge!


Yay!! Come to the March ASW!


I want to! Just booked my trip to New York for CLS and NYU two days ago and they're that same week, so it wouldn't be too hard to swing up to Boston that weekend. But from what I've read it looks like it's going to take me a month to get my Harvard email and even be able to register... I guess I can call and ask them to hurry but I'm not sure how well that'll go over. Also would three ASWs in 5 or 6 days be too crazy?

Oh yeah, and if anyone's feeling generous and wants to add me to the Facebook group PM me :) (It looks like that's how it's been done around here lately?)


I'm guessing it's OK to call if you just want to RSVP and don't have the materials yet. They can probably take care of that for you even if you don't have an email.

je12345
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:51 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby je12345 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:42 pm

I haven't really gotten much from Harvard since the beginning of January. I think it's kind of cool to get a Harvard email address and all, but isn't it a bit strange? I mean, what happens to that email address if we don't go? Do we get to keep it? (Because that'd be kind of cool, really..)

As for ASW, I'm going to the April one in hopes that the weather's better in April. (Mean temperature for Cambridge on March 10: 37 degrees; mean temperature for Cambridge on April 21: 50 degrees.) I'm double-dipping, though, and doing the HLS and YLS ASWs back-to-back. Anyone else taking a morning train from New Haven to Boston to do both?

I actually really don't think I'll be going to Harvard, but I'm looking forward to visiting--and who knows? Maybe something there will change my mind! Congrats, though, to everyone's who gotten in, and hopefully we'll meet at ASW!

User avatar
trojandave
Posts: 389
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:25 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:52 pm

Would anyone be nice enough to send me the ASW schedule for March? I probably wont be able to access that for at least a few weeks and I want to see if I can make it work with my pre-planned trip before I look into airline change fees and call up the admissions office to register. Thanks!

phelps84
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:44 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby phelps84 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:48 pm

Ecstatic to be joining you all. I'll be going to the ASW in April.

read2465
Posts: 76
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:50 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby read2465 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:31 pm

.
Last edited by read2465 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

read2465
Posts: 76
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:50 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby read2465 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:06 am

...
Last edited by read2465 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:27 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
dcg2120
Posts: 175
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby dcg2120 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:13 pm

ASW info:

March weekend begins at 1:30 on Saturday, March 9 and the last events are the class visits from 1-4:50 on Monday, 3/11 (presumably depends on the classes for which you register).

April weekend is the same: starts at 1:30 on Saturday, 4/20 and ends with class visits from 1-4:50 on Monday.

People worried about leaving early might be able to register for morning classes from 8:10 (!!!) to 10:20.

Full schedules (and reading assignments) are here

Edit: added travel subsidy form and W-9; you have to snail-mail them both to H admissions for the travel stipend (I assume this is them trying to get out of paying our airfare).
Last edited by dcg2120 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.

read2465
Posts: 76
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:50 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby read2465 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:05 pm

.
Last edited by read2465 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

jyrkchicken
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:36 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby jyrkchicken » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:41 pm

dcg2120 wrote:ASW info:

March weekend begins at 1:30 on Saturday, March 9 and the last events are the class visits from 1-4:50 on Monday, 3/11 (presumably depends on the classes for which you register).

April weekend is the same: starts at 1:30 on Saturday, 4/20 and ends with class visits from 1-4:50 on Monday.

People worried about leaving early might be able to register for morning classes from 8:10 (!!!) to 10:20.

Full schedules (and reading assignments) are here


Where did you get all that info? Is registration for class visits open?

User avatar
dcg2120
Posts: 175
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby dcg2120 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:49 pm

jyrkchicken wrote:Where did you get all that info? Is registration for class visits open?

Yup.

https://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective ... ister.html

You need a HLS login, obviously.

jyrkchicken
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:36 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby jyrkchicken » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:24 pm

dcg2120 wrote:
jyrkchicken wrote:Where did you get all that info? Is registration for class visits open?

Yup.

https://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective ... ister.html

You need a HLS login, obviously.


Right, I registered for the March ASW, I meant for the class visits on Monday... it looks like the answer to that is probably no...

User avatar
honeybadger12
Posts: 270
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:40 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby honeybadger12 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:40 am

jyrkchicken wrote:
dcg2120 wrote:ASW info:

March weekend begins at 1:30 on Saturday, March 9 and the last events are the class visits from 1-4:50 on Monday, 3/11 (presumably depends on the classes for which you register).

April weekend is the same: starts at 1:30 on Saturday, 4/20 and ends with class visits from 1-4:50 on Monday.

People worried about leaving early might be able to register for morning classes from 8:10 (!!!) to 10:20.

Full schedules (and reading assignments) are here


Where did you get all that info? Is registration for class visits open?

Wait we have to register for class visits?

User avatar
dcg2120
Posts: 175
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby dcg2120 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:21 pm

honeybadger12 wrote:
jyrkchicken wrote:Where did you get all that info? Is registration for class visits open?

Wait we have to register for class visits?

Sorry--the ASW registration is available, the class visit registration is not yet. There's a little note at the bottom of the registration form that just says "You will be contacted when the class visit registration becomes available."

fluffythepenguin
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:32 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby fluffythepenguin » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:18 pm

Hi everyone,

I created a spreadsheet that attempts to measure how loans, interest rates, LIPP, and income affect take home pay for HLS students. The link to the spreadsheet is below.

Feel free to vary the inputs as you wish (make sure you enter loan amount as a negative number), however, please only change the cells in RED. The rest of the spreadsheet will update accordingly.

I've got a few questions in some of the comments; shockingly, our tax code is quite complicated, so I'm not positive if my calculations are completely accurate. If you know the answers to anything, please post it somewhere in the spreadsheet so I can make the appropriate changes. Additionally, if you think you found any other errors, please let me know.

Please note that this spreadsheet only calculates income for monies earned in NY state (so, it doesn't include the NYC income tax). Also, I conservatively assumed 3% annual raises.

A couple things that I found interesting and wanted to point out: If you plan on utilizing LIPP, the marginal tax rate on income once you hit 46k and 52k in LIPP-eligible income is 59% and 79%, respectively. The rate remains this high until your income is high enough that you will no longer receive LIPP assistance, at which point it drops to about 40%. So you'll want to ask for non-monetary compensation once you earn 46K annually...

Additionally, if you are dead set on utilizing LIPP once you graduate, it basically does not matter how much debt you take out. Unless your salary is above around 80k, you should be completely indifferent to 100k of debt versus 250k. So take out as many loans as you can.

Hope this helps!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... vRHc#gid=0

User avatar
LaMuSayonga
Posts: 168
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:55 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby LaMuSayonga » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:40 pm

Put me down for the April ASW, please. I look forward to seeing everyone!

User avatar
dcg2120
Posts: 175
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby dcg2120 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:30 am

Wormfather wrote:It's time to start talking about the important things. ie, where are the TLSers meeting up for drinks on the Saturday of ASW?

Grendel's Den is supposed to be pretty fun, but might be packed on a Saturday.

read2465
Posts: 76
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:50 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby read2465 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:21 am

.
Last edited by read2465 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
sabanist
Posts: 573
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:48 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:28 am

Wormfather wrote:It's time to start talking about the important things. ie, where are the TLSers meeting up for drinks on the Saturday of ASW?

Which ASW are you going to?
I'll basically show up wherever y'all tell me, haha. Especially if there's half price food involved. 8)

User avatar
dcg2120
Posts: 175
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby dcg2120 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:59 am

fluffythepenguin wrote:Hi everyone,

I created a spreadsheet that attempts to measure how loans, interest rates, LIPP, and income affect take home pay for HLS students. The link to the spreadsheet is below.

Feel free to vary the inputs as you wish (make sure you enter loan amount as a negative number), however, please only change the cells in RED. The rest of the spreadsheet will update accordingly.

I've got a few questions in some of the comments; shockingly, our tax code is quite complicated, so I'm not positive if my calculations are completely accurate. If you know the answers to anything, please post it somewhere in the spreadsheet so I can make the appropriate changes. Additionally, if you think you found any other errors, please let me know.

Please note that this spreadsheet only calculates income for monies earned in NY state (so, it doesn't include the NYC income tax). Also, I conservatively assumed 3% annual raises.

A couple things that I found interesting and wanted to point out: If you plan on utilizing LIPP, the marginal tax rate on income once you hit 46k and 52k in LIPP-eligible income is 59% and 79%, respectively. The rate remains this high until your income is high enough that you will no longer receive LIPP assistance, at which point it drops to about 40%. So you'll want to ask for non-monetary compensation once you earn 46K annually...

Additionally, if you are dead set on utilizing LIPP once you graduate, it basically does not matter how much debt you take out. Unless your salary is above around 80k, you should be completely indifferent to 100k of debt versus 250k. So take out as many loans as you can.

Hope this helps!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... vRHc#gid=0

Cool! Looks like its locked for editing, though.

fluffythepenguin
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:32 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby fluffythepenguin » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:14 pm

dcg2120 wrote:Cool! Looks like its locked for editing, though.


I think it should be fixed now. Let me know if it isn't and I'll try again.

User avatar
dcg2120
Posts: 175
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby dcg2120 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:45 pm

fluffythepenguin wrote:
dcg2120 wrote:Cool! Looks like its locked for editing, though.


I think it should be fixed now. Let me know if it isn't and I'll try again.

Yup! Works fine. Thanks for doing this!




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”