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Harvie

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:21 pm

1. Does he go ahead of plan?
2. How much does he care about FedSoc / ideology (does he hire non-fervents or even libs)?

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Re: Harvie

Post by Joachim2017 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:34 pm

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Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:21 pm
1. Does he go ahead of plan?
2. How much does he care about FedSoc / ideology (does he hire non-fervents or even libs)?

Re 2, he does hire liberals. He cares more about credentials than ideology, but he also puts a lot of stock in his rec letters because he's so well-connected to faculty at the elite schools. You have to do well enough pretty early to get noticed by the right people to have a realistic chance with him.

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Re: Harvie

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:51 pm

He definitely hires liberals and is an intense hiring plan critic.

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Re: Harvie

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:57 pm

Relatedly, is he willing to hire behind the traditional plan timeline too (for rising/current 3Ls/alums looking at later terms, that is), or is he one of those "I only hire 1Ls" types?

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Re: Harvie

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:02 pm

I think he almost exclusively hires 1Ls, but there is no harm in sending in an app next April.

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Re: Harvie

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:15 am

Hires after 1L for immediate post-grad positions, hires a good proportion (probably a majority?) of his clerks from UVA from a very small pool of the top few individuals in the class.

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Re: Harvie

Post by Anonymous User » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:34 am

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Hires after 1L for immediate post-grad positions, hires a good proportion (probably a majority?) of his clerks from UVA from a very small pool of the top few individuals in the class.

I think "majority" is probably too strong. He regularly hires some top students at H/Y because his own former students are now professors there and are well-connected, and he puts weight in that. E.g., Goldsmith at HLS will recommend a small number each year he teaches1Ls, and almost invariably one of those students will get an offer.

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