In at Harvard: Class of 2016

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Yukos » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:26 pm

Wormfather were you the guy who called Theotis "another Trayvon Martin"?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby edgeofthenight » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:56 pm

Alright, let's make this meet-up happen.

I think we're better off doing tomorrow - I'm apprehensive about the prospect of finding a place in Cambridge that can accommodate a decent number of people, with low enough volume and personal space to talk and get to know each other, on a Saturday night. If people want to throw something together for tonight, I'm sure we can, but are people down for tomorrow?

As for location, I personally would prefer somewhere close to campus. I'm generally unfamiliar with Cambridge - I'll ask my friends from Boston and do some Yelping, but if anyone is familiar with the area and has an idea, go for it.

Update: one of my friends has suggested Brick & Mortar. It's right next to the T stop in Harvard Square. Would people be down for there at 9:30/10?
Update 2: Turns out when my friend said 'next to the T stop in the square,' she meant Central Square. Which is different.

Another (actually in Harvard Square) suggestion is Grendel's. Thoughts & etc? Input is appreciated as I don't want to forever been known as 'that girl who picked a terrible bar for the TLS meetup'
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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Yukos » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:02 pm

edgeofthenight wrote:Alright, let's make this meet-up happen.

I think we're better off doing tomorrow - I'm apprehensive about the prospect of finding a place in Cambridge that can accommodate a decent number of people, with low enough volume and personal space to talk and get to know each other, on a Saturday night. If people want to throw something together for tonight, I'm sure we can, but are people down for tomorrow?

As for location, I personally would prefer somewhere close to campus. I'm generally unfamiliar with Cambridge - I'll ask my friends from Boston and do some Yelping, but if anyone is familiar with the area and has an idea, go for it.


+1

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby domino » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:06 pm

Wow, I got way too into that negotiation exercise...a little too competitive there... :oops: :oops:

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby BalanceCare » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:22 pm

me too but that was really fun.

i looked at the schedule all like, "Seriously? We're going to have a 2-hr panel on one specific program as the FIRST thing we do?" Wasn't expecting that.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby polareagle » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:23 am

I don't know about you all, but personally, my favorite part was this little bit of subliminal (superliminal?) messaging: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hrvt1uuEyA

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby domino » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:24 am

BalanceCare wrote:me too but that was really fun.

i looked at the schedule all like, "Seriously? We're going to have a 2-hr panel on one specific program as the FIRST thing we do?" Wasn't expecting that.


Yeah, it was surprising! A friend of mine was saying that highlighting negotiation is a good way to fundraise from non-lawyer donors because it's appealing to people outside of the profession.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Yukos » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:42 am

Wormfather wrote:
Yukos wrote:Wormfather were you the guy who called Theotis "another Trayvon Martin"?


No I was the guy cringing when he said it.


I was glad someone was thinking of the children (prodigies).

And +1 to all of the above. Expected negotiation to be boring but it ended up being a really cool icebreaker and getting me interested in a program I never would have considered otherwise.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Cicero76 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:45 am

Wormfather wrote:
Yukos wrote:Wormfather were you the guy who called Theotis "another Trayvon Martin"?


No I was the guy cringing when he said it.


You need to wear a sign saying "I am wormfather" so I can meet you.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:17 pm

My most important question about ASW: any good swag? :lol:

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Cicero76 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:08 pm

sabanist wrote:My most important question about ASW: any good swag? :lol:


Long sleeve tshirt is about it so far.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby edgeofthenight » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:13 pm

I'm still down if other people are, but I'm assuming from the lack of response that people are not interested in a meet-up.

Swag is actually disappointingly lacking. Probably my only complaint...

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:13 pm

Cicero76 wrote:Long sleeve tshirt is about it so far.

No pens or mugs or anything? I'm a major sucker for those two things.
Any whole grain mustard incidents? :lol:
Y'all have me all excited about April.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:30 pm

Harvard was on its game this weekend

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby housebro13 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:32 pm

vzapana wrote:Harvard was on its game this weekend


Oh yeah. How were the mock classes today?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby wert3813 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:33 pm

For those of us dreaming of this thread...perceptions of Harvard and ASW?

Best pitch you got?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Cicero76 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:50 pm

Wormfather wrote:
wert3813 wrote:For those of us dreaming of this thread...perceptions of Harvard and ASW?

Best pitch you got?


"This is the library"



This was the biggest troll of the entire weekend. When I saw the building, I expected them to say "And this is the temple to Zeus at Olympia" or something. Absolutely unreal place.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Yukos » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:53 pm

wert3813 wrote:For those of us dreaming of this thread...perceptions of Harvard and ASW?

Best pitch you got?


Mock class about 4th Amendment. We somehow get derailed and start talking about "99 Problems." Professor casually mentions he brings in Jay-Z to talk about the case.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Yukos » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:17 pm

Wormfather wrote:
Yukos wrote:
wert3813 wrote:For those of us dreaming of this thread...perceptions of Harvard and ASW?

Best pitch you got?


Mock class about 4th Amendment. We somehow get derailed and start talking about "99 Problems." Professor casually mentions he brings in Jay-Z to talk about the case.


I'm so pissed that I had to head back this morning. But honestly, after the Negotiation Seminar I was pretty much sold. Although it is ironic that the first thing I ever did at HLS was decide who lives and who dies.

And yes we saved Barclay, dat jaw line, dat stubble!


He was a very handsome man.

Both the mock class and the faculty speech were incredible. And I ended up playing Mario Kart with some people from the journal I want to join after the org dinner. Pretty magical weekend, not sure what will top this.

Also, the current student I talked to who had straight Ps and eight job offers (including in DC) was reassuring.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby wert3813 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:02 am

FWIW I have a friend who says he is between 55th-40th (median but not sum laude) percentile and has a Federal clerkship in a city with more than one professional sports team.

Anyone talk to PI people or go to anything PI? What'd you hear about job markets, life at H, etc.?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:36 am

wert3813 wrote:FWIW I have a friend who says he is between 55th-40th (median but not sum laude) percentile and has a Federal clerkship in a city with more than one professional sports team.

Anyone talk to PI people or go to anything PI? What'd you hear about job markets, life at H, etc.?


The Dean said HLS is in the top 3 for job placement in every major legal market, including Shanghai, Tokyo, London, Paris... Also that in a down econony they ended up making last year their best employmeny year ever. Not sure what metric that's based on but it sounds good. Really sweet place. All the buildings are connected by tunnels so if the weather sucks you can just stay inside. Library was baller (so big they estimate only 10% of the books in it have been checked out. Ever... In the history of the school...) and apparently scotus judges can be seen there hanging out and reading almost once a semester, of course

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby edgeofthenight » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:32 am

wert3813 wrote:FWIW I have a friend who says he is between 55th-40th (median but not sum laude) percentile and has a Federal clerkship in a city with more than one professional sports team.

Anyone talk to PI people or go to anything PI? What'd you hear about job markets, life at H, etc.?

I've talked to a bunch of people doing criminal law (prosecution/defense) - they all seem really happy. I haven't talked to any 3Ls, but the 1Ls and 2Ls have had no trouble getting great internships and really love the PI Office.

One person said that Harvard had incredible PI resources, you just have to work a little harder than the private sector people to get to them. If you want to work for a firm, everything you need is very obviously right there. For PI, all the resources are there, you just have to seek them out.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby eph » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:48 am

Wow. Very very happy with ASW. It's great to get the JS2, the email (verifies that you were not dreaming), the packet...but being here makes it real. Amazing community.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby aredhello » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:12 am

Yukos wrote:
wert3813 wrote:For those of us dreaming of this thread...perceptions of Harvard and ASW?

Best pitch you got?


Mock class about 4th Amendment. We somehow get derailed and start talking about "99 Problems." Professor casually mentions he brings in Jay-Z to talk about the case.


I thought he was trying to say that he played Jay-Z in class, not that he brought the actual person in -- did I misunderstand?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby edgeofthenight » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:19 am

aredhello wrote:
Yukos wrote:
wert3813 wrote:For those of us dreaming of this thread...perceptions of Harvard and ASW?

Best pitch you got?


Mock class about 4th Amendment. We somehow get derailed and start talking about "99 Problems." Professor casually mentions he brings in Jay-Z to talk about the case.


I thought he was trying to say that he played Jay-Z in class, not that he brought the actual person in -- did I misunderstand?


I thought he made some off-hand comment about how Jay-Z loved doing it.




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