In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
canadianlookingtolaw
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:50 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby canadianlookingtolaw » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:05 am

Has anyone found good threads on making the HLS vs. Yale decision?

What do you think?

I'll be at both ASWs in April!

canarykb
Posts: 151
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:56 am

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby canarykb » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:18 am

zdamico wrote:What are people's thoughts on bringing someone to ASW, such as a girlfriend/spouse?


Just don't have your SO raise their hand to answer questions in class and spend most of a lecture pretty obviously playing on their iPad.

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

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby read2465 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:49 am

.
Last edited by read2465 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:16 am, 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 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:55 am

zdamico wrote:What are people's thoughts on bringing someone to ASW, such as a girlfriend/spouse?

My boyfriend is planning on coming (might not be able to because of work, but we'll see). Like read said, I want to include him in this decision because it impacts him too.
I guess we need to keep tabs on them so they aren't distractions :lol:

User avatar
edgeofthenight
Posts: 140
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:39 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby edgeofthenight » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:59 pm

canarykb wrote:
zdamico wrote:What are people's thoughts on bringing someone to ASW, such as a girlfriend/spouse?


Just don't have your SO raise their hand to answer questions in class and spend most of a lecture pretty obviously playing on their iPad.


In case anyone's wondering, that's not a hypothetical.

I didn't bring a SO myself, but I saw several people who did - HLS's Couples' Association even took them out to lunch one of the days. I think as long as they're polite, no one will have a problem.

User avatar
bob loblaw11
Posts: 212
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:14 am

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby bob loblaw11 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:11 pm

FWIW you can register guests who have a "significant input" in your decision, so it's encouraged on some level. I'm bringing mine to ASW, though I'm sure he'll only attend the tour and housing open house.

User avatar
Searchparty
Posts: 193
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:22 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Searchparty » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:52 am

Got my travel stipend email!

User avatar
carboncopyx
Posts: 671
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:30 am

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby carboncopyx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:31 am

Wow, HLS has the best recruiting out of all the schools I've gotten into thus far. I e-mailed JS with some of my concerns, and within 48 hours, I have three people e-mailing me telling me about their experiences and offering other relevant information... if ASW is anywhere close to this level of persuasion, I don't think I'll be able to resist their charms!

canarykb
Posts: 151
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:56 am

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby canarykb » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:40 am

carboncopyx wrote:Wow, HLS has the best recruiting out of all the schools I've gotten into thus far. I e-mailed JS with some of my concerns, and within 48 hours, I have three people e-mailing me telling me about their experiences and offering other relevant information... if ASW is anywhere close to this level of persuasion, I don't think I'll be able to resist their charms!


ASW is incredibly persuasive. I mean, you know they are putting on a show for you, but it's a damn good one.

User avatar
carboncopyx
Posts: 671
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:30 am

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby carboncopyx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:44 am

canarykb wrote:ASW is incredibly persuasive. I mean, you know they are putting on a show for you, but it's a damn good one.

It's also a good sign that current students/alums are at the quick-and-ready to reach out to admitted students. That alumni network... :wink:

User avatar
Hattori Hanzo
Posts: 659
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:17 am

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:10 pm

carboncopyx wrote:
canarykb wrote:ASW is incredibly persuasive. I mean, you know they are putting on a show for you, but it's a damn good one.

It's also a good sign that current students/alums are at the quick-and-ready to reach out to admitted students. That alumni network... :wink:



It'd be a good idea for each of you to try to talk to a few students outside the ASW program while you're here. There will be plenty of students around WCC over the weekend and on Monday who aren't ASW volunteers and can give you alternative perspectives on things.

rocktower3
Posts: 120
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:33 am

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby rocktower3 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:05 pm

I got my SLS financial aid and it's a bit more than HLS's - not a HUGE difference, but multiplied by a couple years and then paying interest on it for 10+, certainly not nothing either. Has anyone tried reaching out to fin aid to have another look with a better offer from SLS/YLS?

Alassio
Posts: 57
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:12 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Alassio » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:06 pm

.
Last edited by Alassio on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:09 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
ManOfTheMinute
Posts: 1562
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:54 am

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:08 pm

rocktower3 wrote:I got my SLS financial aid and it's a bit more than HLS's - not a HUGE difference, but multiplied by a couple years and then paying interest on it for 10+, certainly not nothing either. Has anyone tried reaching out to fin aid to have another look with a better offer from SLS/YLS?


They say if it seems like they overlooked something to send them a copy of the other offer... I just wish SLS would gimme theirs!

User avatar
Searchparty
Posts: 193
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:22 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Searchparty » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:13 pm

Alassio wrote:
carboncopyx wrote:
canarykb wrote:ASW is incredibly persuasive. I mean, you know they are putting on a show for you, but it's a damn good one.

It's also a good sign that current students/alums are at the quick-and-ready to reach out to admitted students. That alumni network... :wink:


see this is so strange, I haven't been contacted by a single Harvard person (filled out the survey too). Meanwhile, I'm being inundated with enthusiastic Stanford alums who are so excited to help me out (one with an amazing career said "Let me know when you're looking for a job, and we can set something up")!

So, in my mind, it makes me think that Stanford is awesome because it's alums love it so much, and that Harvard has very little alum involvement.

Or maybe no one at Harvard likes me.



I filled out the survey, but I think it depends on what you showed interest in (I didn't). Also, I didn't respond to JS's email. Perhaps no one shares your interests :wink:

User avatar
carboncopyx
Posts: 671
Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:30 am

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby carboncopyx » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:40 pm

Searchparty wrote:I filled out the survey, but I think it depends on what you showed interest in (I didn't). Also, I didn't respond to JS's email. Perhaps no one shares your interests :wink:

Yeah, I responded to JS's e-mail, and one of my professors knows her personally so he asked her and others to reach out to me/my parents about the decision. Meanwhile... nothing from Yale, even though I returned the survey. Hmm...

rocktower3
Posts: 120
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:33 am

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby rocktower3 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:45 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
rocktower3 wrote:I got my SLS financial aid and it's a bit more than HLS's - not a HUGE difference, but multiplied by a couple years and then paying interest on it for 10+, certainly not nothing either. Has anyone tried reaching out to fin aid to have another look with a better offer from SLS/YLS?


They say if it seems like they overlooked something to send them a copy of the other offer... I just wish SLS would gimme theirs!


Yeah, might go for it and see! Ugh I hear you - and even when you get it, you have to create the account and....wait some more.

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

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby read2465 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:47 pm

.
Last edited by read2465 on Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

amonthofsundays
Posts: 180
Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:36 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby amonthofsundays » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:49 pm

Checking in. Got the call on Monday but still no email about my Harvard email or access to the admitted students website.

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

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby sabanist » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:40 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Checking in. Got the call on Monday but still no email about my Harvard email or access to the admitted students website.

It took mine a week. Some people have waited longer.

User avatar
ManOfTheMinute
Posts: 1562
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:54 am

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:42 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Checking in. Got the call on Monday but still no email about my Harvard email or access to the admitted students website.


Fake admit. PSYCH!

User avatar
edgeofthenight
Posts: 140
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:39 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby edgeofthenight » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:51 pm

...
Last edited by edgeofthenight on Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Alassio
Posts: 57
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:12 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Alassio » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:52 am

.
Last edited by Alassio on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Cicero76
Posts: 1276
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:41 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Cicero76 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:44 pm

Got my financial aid. I have to say I'm pretty pleased--it's about what Chicago offered me in merit aid, so Harvard clearly wins by a mile and a half.

TrustInMusic
Posts: 222
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:39 pm

Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby TrustInMusic » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:47 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Checking in. Got the call on Monday but still no email about my Harvard email or access to the admitted students website.

+1




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

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: addie1412, bloomsday and 11 guests