Harvard Law Class of 2011

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by condor » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:12 am

thanks, all! I'm just starting to look (as in browsing Craigslist), and I was a bit intimidated. Definitely going to take a closer look at Somerville.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by Kevin '11 » Thu May 01, 2008 4:27 pm

Signed an apartment lease this morning, so there's definitely no turning back now! Anyone planning to move out to Cambridge a few weeks early? We should all get together before school starts

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by lizzy1280 » Mon May 05, 2008 5:27 pm

has anyone received their lottery number for on campus housing yet? i was under the impression we were supposed to receive it today...

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by lizzy1280 » Mon May 05, 2008 5:40 pm

nvm, just got mine... 138. going for the gold.... gropius!

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by reggit » Tue May 06, 2008 10:13 am

How long after TS2 did your status checker switch from Application Under Review to sth else?
And how long after TS2 did you receive your HLS packet/acceptance letter?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by snap » Tue May 06, 2008 10:15 am

122! Law school is seeming more and more like a cross between freshman year of college and summer camp. Except for that whole tons of work part...

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by CallMeCrazy » Tue May 06, 2008 4:10 pm

#33!!! So, is it first come first serve within the group who chooses on the same date as I (May 7th) or will I get my choice of housing before #34?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by snap » Tue May 06, 2008 4:15 pm

It's sort of first come first served - but you can get bumped off by somebody with a better lotto number than you.

Where are you looking to live?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by CallMeCrazy » Tue May 06, 2008 4:25 pm

North Hall. The biggest room if possible- of course there are only 7 of those though...

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by AmeeR » Tue May 06, 2008 8:31 pm

I'm also choosing rooms tomorrow and I'm trying to choose between the different Gropius options. Does anyone know if there is a difference in quality between the different Gropius dorms (Ames, Dane, etc). Also has anyone seen any of the Type 2 or 3 rooms? Is the difference in size worth the extra 100/month?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by brokendowncar » Wed May 07, 2008 12:22 am

I will be picking tomorrow. Gropius here I come...

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by hobbla » Wed May 07, 2008 11:22 am

I'm supposed to be picking today myself, but I can't get the link in my e-mail to work (goes to a document not found website on HLS's website), so I'm not exactly sure how to access the lottery system. Anyone else get that link to work?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by hobbla » Wed May 07, 2008 11:23 am

my link had a period at the end... mystery solved!

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by brokendowncar » Wed May 07, 2008 11:41 am

Will you post the link? I can find the detailed instructions, but I can't find the actual login.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by CallMeCrazy » Wed May 07, 2008 12:12 pm

I'm having a hard time refreshing the page to select...I guess too many people are trying to make selections at the same time.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by CallMeCrazy » Wed May 07, 2008 12:13 pm

brokendowncar wrote:Will you post the link? I can find the detailed instructions, but I can't find the actual login.


https://www.law.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/housing

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by MAIBDeeDee » Wed May 07, 2008 12:24 pm

Does anyone know what the best way is to find a roommate for off-campus housing? I'm trying to decide if I should find another 1L to live with or get a studio near campus...

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by snap » Wed May 07, 2008 12:27 pm

Those who are picking today: how does the situation look? Any dorms already almost full? I'm picking on Friday, but am curious as to what my options may be.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by snap » Wed May 07, 2008 12:28 pm

MAIBDeeDee wrote:Does anyone know what the best way is to find a roommate for off-campus housing? I'm trying to decide if I should find another 1L to live with or get a studio near campus...


Try HLS Sidebar, or also maybe through the facebook group HLS Class of 2011.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by MAIBDeeDee » Wed May 07, 2008 12:39 pm

snap wrote:
MAIBDeeDee wrote:Does anyone know what the best way is to find a roommate for off-campus housing? I'm trying to decide if I should find another 1L to live with or get a studio near campus...


Try HLS Sidebar, or also maybe through the facebook group HLS Class of 2011.


Thanks! I'm sure that I should already know this, but what is HLS Sidebar?

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by snap » Wed May 07, 2008 12:41 pm

MAIBDeeDee wrote:
snap wrote:
MAIBDeeDee wrote:Does anyone know what the best way is to find a roommate for off-campus housing? I'm trying to decide if I should find another 1L to live with or get a studio near campus...


Try HLS Sidebar, or also maybe through the facebook group HLS Class of 2011.


Thanks! I'm sure that I should already know this, but what is HLS Sidebar?


You should have an email about it in your HLS email account - it's basically a social networking thing where you can see profiles for other people from HLS - and people can check a box to indicate that they are looking for roommates.

Also, you can join HL Central, and hook up with people in that way.
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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by brokendowncar » Wed May 07, 2008 1:36 pm

CallMeCrazy wrote:
brokendowncar wrote:Will you post the link? I can find the detailed instructions, but I can't find the actual login.


https://www.law.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/housing

Thanks for the help! I actually got the email about it right after I posted. Luckily, I was able to select my room before the system crashed.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by MAIBDeeDee » Wed May 07, 2008 4:41 pm

snap wrote:
MAIBDeeDee wrote:
snap wrote:
MAIBDeeDee wrote:Does anyone know what the best way is to find a roommate for off-campus housing? I'm trying to decide if I should find another 1L to live with or get a studio near campus...


Try HLS Sidebar, or also maybe through the facebook group HLS Class of 2011.


Thanks! I'm sure that I should already know this, but what is HLS Sidebar?


You should have an email about it in your HLS email account - it's basically a social networking thing where you can see profiles for other people from HLS - and people can check a box to indicate that they are looking for roommates.

Also, you can join HL Central, and hook up with people in that way.
http://www.hlcentral.com


Thanks again! Turns out that I never got the invite to HLS Sidebar, but I e-mailed Toby Stock and now I'm set up. There really don't seem to be that many incoming 1Ls looking for roommates, but I guess I'll figure something out...

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by indyguy7484 » Wed May 07, 2008 4:52 pm

MAIBDeeDee wrote:Does anyone know what the best way is to find a roommate for off-campus housing? I'm trying to decide if I should find another 1L to live with or get a studio near campus...



You might also want to try the HRES roommate finder.
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Most of the people on there will probably end up in the Harvard Affiliated housing but I'm sure some of them are still looking and wouldn't be opposed to living in a regular apartment.

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Re: Harvard Law Class of 2011

Post by nahumya » Wed May 07, 2008 5:10 pm

bah!
234.
If I don't get Gropius, I'm going to YLS.

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