In at Harvard!

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skip james
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby skip james » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:32 am

tomhobbes wrote:Somebody want to clear this up for me?

I just started looking into Harvard's LIPP and it looks like, unlike all the other schools I could find, people who get their PhD right after law school are eligible for it. This is the link: http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/sfs/ ... s/phd.html

The confusing part is that it just seems too good to be true. Basically, if it takes you seven years to get your PhD, Harvard will treat that like seven years of working at a very low-paying job, and cover all of your loan payments during that time? Someone who's pursuing their own selfish interests (in my case, possibly getting a Philosophy PhD) gets as much money as someone who becomes a public defender?

I wanted to get my PhD anyway, but this makes it seem like it's a free $70k or something. Or more.


shit. now i want harvard more. :(

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby catwoman » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:52 am

skip james wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:Somebody want to clear this up for me?

I just started looking into Harvard's LIPP and it looks like, unlike all the other schools I could find, people who get their PhD right after law school are eligible for it. This is the link: http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/sfs/ ... s/phd.html

The confusing part is that it just seems too good to be true. Basically, if it takes you seven years to get your PhD, Harvard will treat that like seven years of working at a very low-paying job, and cover all of your loan payments during that time? Someone who's pursuing their own selfish interests (in my case, possibly getting a Philosophy PhD) gets as much money as someone who becomes a public defender?

I wanted to get my PhD anyway, but this makes it seem like it's a free $70k or something. Or more.


shit. now i want harvard more. :(


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Lysis
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby Lysis » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:50 pm

I just received the physical acceptance packet--a letter from the admissions office, shortened version of the binder (although for some reason the one you can hold and flip through seems nicer, even though it has less info), and the forms you need to send in to deposit/defer/etc. Very cool.

I'm relatively close to Boston so other admits should be getting theirs soon. Hurrah!

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby vyboxvybox » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:33 pm

Lysis,

In your acceptance packet, is there any rhyme or reason to the admitted students webpage username/password?

I should be getting the packet in a few days, but for personal reasons, I need to get some information from the e-binder as soon as possible. The e-mail has just been jdoe.jd13 and your LSAC number, but I haven't been able to get into any of the post admissions stuff thus far.

Thanks!

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby owhlcn » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:36 pm

vyboxvybox wrote:Lysis,

In your acceptance packet, is there any rhyme or reason to the admitted students webpage username/password?

I should be getting the packet in a few days, but for personal reasons, I need to get some information from the e-binder as soon as possible. The e-mail has just been jdoe.jd13 and your LSAC number, but I haven't been able to get into any of the post admissions stuff thus far.

Thanks!



hey, PM'ed you with the actual link to the e-binder. let me know if that works -- good luck!

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby ylc » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:37 pm

vyboxvybox wrote:Lysis,

In your acceptance packet, is there any rhyme or reason to the admitted students webpage username/password?

I should be getting the packet in a few days, but for personal reasons, I need to get some information from the e-binder as soon as possible. The e-mail has just been jdoe.jd13 and your LSAC number, but I haven't been able to get into any of the post admissions stuff thus far.

Thanks!


I've been able to access all of the post-admissions stuff... however, sometimes certain things don't work or I have to input my password more than once.

Lysis
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby Lysis » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:41 pm

The above are correct. I was able to access everything online before today. It's the same username/password as the email.

a.shoshana
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby a.shoshana » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:43 pm

Just got the packet too! It's so nice!!

I can't go to either of the admitted students weekends. Boo. I'll have to make my way there over spring break, I guess.

mhopeful
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby mhopeful » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:31 pm

What are the dates of the admitted student weekends?

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby Lysis » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:32 pm

mhopeful wrote:What are the dates of the admitted student weekends?


March 7-8 and April 11-12

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby mhopeful » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:35 pm

Thanks, also is that for only students who have accepted harvard for sure, or can you go without having made a decision yet?

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby soullesswonder » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:39 pm

mhopeful wrote:Thanks, also is that for only students who have accepted harvard for sure, or can you go without having made a decision yet?


it's for all admitted students...it's supposed to help you make a decision.

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Chichaca
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby Chichaca » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:10 pm

I got the packet too! So cool... there's a little hand-written note from JR and everything. And a little bumper sticker!

I just go crazy for all this little stuff.

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby sfdreaming09 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:11 pm

Chichaca wrote:I got the packet too! So cool... there's a little hand-written note from JR and everything. And a little bumper sticker!

I just go crazy for all this little stuff.


I know me too! What does the bumper sticker say?

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soullesswonder
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby soullesswonder » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:12 pm

sfdreaming09 wrote:
Chichaca wrote:I got the packet too! So cool... there's a little hand-written note from JR and everything. And a little bumper sticker!

I just go crazy for all this little stuff.


I know me too! What does the bumper sticker say?


HLS in big block letters within an oval shape, with Harvard Law School in smaller print along the bottom edge.

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby mhopeful » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:14 pm

has anyone on the west coast received the packet?

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby soullesswonder » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:44 pm

This is awesome - ATL is reporting that HLS faculty voted to dump mandatory Low Passes in their classes. Previously, they had to hand out at least 8% LPs, but now it will be left to the discretion of faculty, which probably means that only Grade-A assholes and no-shows are at risk.

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby cougit » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:48 pm

mhopeful wrote:has anyone on the west coast received the packet?


me :)

I'm in Washington state.

love the bumper sticker.. so cute.

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby capitalacq » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:10 pm

what did your handwritten notes say

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soullesswonder
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby soullesswonder » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:17 pm

capitalacq wrote:what did your handwritten notes say


"Look forward to helping you learn more about our Sports Law offerings"

cougit
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby cougit » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:20 pm

capitalacq wrote:what did your handwritten notes say


mine was generic. "look forward to meeting you when you get a chance to visit campus!"

still nice, though.

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby Nom Sawyer » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:27 pm

soullesswonder wrote:This is awesome - ATL is reporting that HLS faculty voted to dump mandatory Low Passes in their classes. Previously, they had to hand out at least 8% LPs, but now it will be left to the discretion of faculty, which probably means that only Grade-A assholes and no-shows are at risk.


Definitely cool, makes it even more likely that I'll choose Harvard and throw everything else out the window...

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Chichaca
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby Chichaca » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:35 pm

soullesswonder wrote:
capitalacq wrote:what did your handwritten notes say


"Look forward to helping you learn more about our Sports Law offerings"

LOL, mine was exactly the same except substitute PI and clinics for Sports Law.

He also crossed out my full name and wrote in my nickname, which I thought was a cute touch.

Oh Harvard, I'm so infatuated, I can almost forgive you for canceling PSI...

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Isa
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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby Isa » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:49 pm

+1 substitute Psych & Law for relevant offerings
+1 nickname

I still think anything handwritten is a nice touch, formula or not lol.

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Re: In at Harvard!

Postby cougit » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:52 pm

Isa wrote:+1 substitute Psych & Law for relevant offerings
+1 nickname

I still think anything handwritten is a nice touch, formula or not lol.


agreed. it shows they care.

makes me think of all people on the Harvard thread talking about how JR seemed "distracted" during JR1's. He was writing all those little handwritten notes... the guy's gotta multitask!

& in case those people are looking at this thread: that's not a bad thing, I think he might have been redecorating his office during mine :)




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