In at Harvard: Class of 2016

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Mr. Elshal
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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Mr. Elshal » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:09 am

gertie wrote:
callmemaybe84 wrote:
sabanist wrote:Y'all March ASWers said they weren't too terribly strict about the 10 day deadline for travel subsidy requests, right?
I totally forgot to mail mine out yesterday, which would have been the deadline.


You're fine. I was late and turned it in and was approved (though I still haven't gotten reimbursed, but I expected a couple month delay).


Were you approved for the full amount that you requested or paid for your transportation?


I was approved for $75, to offset transportation costs of $120 and lodging of ~600. But I think the reimbursement is just based on how far away you come from.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Searchparty » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:38 am

gertie wrote:
callmemaybe84 wrote:
sabanist wrote:Y'all March ASWers said they weren't too terribly strict about the 10 day deadline for travel subsidy requests, right?
I totally forgot to mail mine out yesterday, which would have been the deadline.


You're fine. I was late and turned it in and was approved (though I still haven't gotten reimbursed, but I expected a couple month delay).


Were you approved for the full amount that you requested or paid for your transportation?


I believe it's a scale depending on how far you travel, up to $200 (for >1200 miles).

Miles based on one-way:
<150 - up to $50
<350 - up to $75
<1200 - up to $150
>1201 - up to $200

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Searchparty » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:41 am

Anyone bring a parent to March ASW? Just realized parents aren't invited to the dinners and various other events. Is this strict? I kind of feel bad leaving my mom alone for 5-9 hours each day. Were they given other things to do?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Yukos » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:55 am

wert3813 wrote:Finish this sentence:

April ASWers as someone who went to March ASW I'm telling you to make sure you check out/pay attention to/ask about/go to...


Definitely recommend going to dinner with the Journal of Law and Technology if you're into that sort of thing, they're really fun and helpful.

And I second what someone said about getting there early for lunch popular profs. I went to the clinic panel so by the time I got to lunch Lessig was already 100%. I ended up sitting with a guy from the Berkman Center who was really cool though so it worked out.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby dcg2120 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:44 am

Searchparty wrote:Anyone bring a parent to March ASW? Just realized parents aren't invited to the dinners and various other events. Is this strict? I kind of feel bad leaving my mom alone for 5-9 hours each day. Were they given other things to do?

I don't think they care too much about who's at the events, particularly not the big lectures. It was pretty relaxed, and there was plenty of room, at the March ASW talks. Maybe just don't bring her to the dinner with the student groups (since they're on a budget) and the lunch with faculty (because some tables fill up).

Also, there's a lot to do around Cambridge/Boston--my parents came with me in March but they spent most of the time hanging out in the city.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby dcg2120 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:51 am

wert3813 wrote:Finish this sentence:

April ASWers as someone who went to March ASW I'm telling you to make sure you check out/pay attention to/ask about/go to...

Maybe this is obvious, but if you're still undecided, feel free to ask questions of anyone involved in ASW/any faculty member you see. I learned a lot more from talking to the student volunteers and professors than I did from any of the events, and everyone was really helpful. They'll push Harvard really hard, of course, but they'll also be frank about any potential problems (especially the students).

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby bdeebs » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:03 am

Did anyone else receive a book with a personal note inside the cover? It may be unreasonable to assume they actually care as much as it seems they do from this small gesture, but I was pretty touched.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby polareagle » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:09 am

bdeebs wrote:Did anyone else receive a book with a personal note inside the cover? It may be unreasonable to assume they actually care as much as it seems they do from this small gesture, but I was pretty touched.


I got one too, and yes, it was a really thoughtful gesture.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby facile princeps » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:10 am

^^ ditto

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby read2465 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:12 am

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby jselson » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:22 am

bdeebs wrote:Did anyone else receive a book with a personal note inside the cover? It may be unreasonable to assume they actually care as much as it seems they do from this small gesture, but I was pretty touched.


Via mail? I haven't gotten it :(

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:40 am

jselson wrote:
bdeebs wrote:Did anyone else receive a book with a personal note inside the cover? It may be unreasonable to assume they actually care as much as it seems they do from this small gesture, but I was pretty touched.


Via mail? I haven't gotten it :(


What kind of book? Different from the one they give at asw?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby jselson » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:47 am

trojandave wrote:
jselson wrote:
bdeebs wrote:Did anyone else receive a book with a personal note inside the cover? It may be unreasonable to assume they actually care as much as it seems they do from this small gesture, but I was pretty touched.


Via mail? I haven't gotten it :(


What kind of book? Different from the one they give at asw?


I can't make asw either :( :(

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby read2465 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:50 am

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby trojandave » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:55 am

read2465 wrote:
trojandave wrote:
jselson wrote:
bdeebs wrote:Did anyone else receive a book with a personal note inside the cover? It may be unreasonable to assume they actually care as much as it seems they do from this small gesture, but I was pretty touched.


Via mail? I haven't gotten it :(


What kind of book? Different from the one they give at asw?


I don't know what they gave at the March ASW, but this was on negotiations.


Cool, sounds different. (ASW book is about life in Boston, basically.) Hopefully it's on the way! I love books about negotiations

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby Searchparty » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:21 am

bdeebs wrote:Did anyone else receive a book with a personal note inside the cover? It may be unreasonable to assume they actually care as much as it seems they do from this small gesture, but I was pretty touched.


In the mail? Was it put on your status checker?

Want.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby jlh1128 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:23 am

What book did everybody get?

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby carboncopyx » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:24 am

jlh1128 wrote:What book did everybody get?

I got In Brown's Wake, signed by the author with a note congratulating me on the inside. Swanky.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:26 am

carboncopyx wrote:
jlh1128 wrote:What book did everybody get?

I got In Brown's Wake, signed by the author with a note congratulating me on the inside. Swanky.


whatttttt - i want a book :cry:

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:49 am

Recently interviewed and I was wondering if it was bad if my interview didnt go the full 20 minutes

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby read2465 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:51 am

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby read2465 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:53 am

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby polareagle » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:58 am

jlh1128 wrote:What book did everybody get?


I got Dean Minow's book about Brown's legacy (I'm a teacher). She wrote a nice little note inside!

ETA: Scooped!

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby edgeofthenight » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:30 am

read2465 wrote:
lawschoolboundfuture wrote:Recently interviewed and I was wondering if it was bad if my interview didnt go the full 20 minutes



Not at all. Mine was 13-14 minutes. There is a large range among admitted applicants.


Mine was 11:11 exactly. I was torn between panicking and thinking it was lucky.

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Re: In at Harvard: Class of 2016

Postby honeybadger12 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:59 am

edgeofthenight wrote:
read2465 wrote:
lawschoolboundfuture wrote:Recently interviewed and I was wondering if it was bad if my interview didnt go the full 20 minutes



Not at all. Mine was 13-14 minutes. There is a large range among admitted applicants.


Mine was 11:11 exactly. I was torn between panicking and thinking it was lucky.

:)




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