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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Is the OC Any Good?
« on: December 19, 2007, 09:19:56 AM »
As someone who watched the first season mainly because it was the "it" show for a time during my high school years and I would've felt totally out of the loop if I hadn't been able to chat about it at lunch, I'd say it's not worth getting. But if you really want to, go for the first couple of seasons. I didn't watch the final seasons, but just from the commercials, I got the feeling that they weren't so great.

If you're open to recommendations for other series you may have missed, I suggest that you go w/Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's awesome! The first season isn't necessarily the best, but it's still crucial in terms of character development, so I'd say you should still probably start there.

Since most schools seem to "strongly prefer" that you submit at least one academic recommendation letter, I'd advise you to play it safe and find a former professor who's willing to help you out. If you still happen to have any particularly good papers or other assignments from a professor's class, I suggest that you attach them to your letter request e-mails (assuming that you'll be getting in touch with them via e-mail) so that they can be reminded of who you are and why you're brilliant and deserving of a great recommendation. Good luck!  :)

Law School Admissions / Re: HLS binders have arrived
« on: December 07, 2007, 10:14:42 AM »
Just got mine!  :)

I'm in the Midwest, if anyone wants to know. OP was telling the truth: no T-shirt (at least for me), but two stickers. They're oval-shaped and feature "HLS" in black and "Harvard Law School" underneath in crimson.

The binder's large, crimson, and stuffed with info! It contains sections like "Why Harvard Law School?" and "Courses and Curriculum," in addition to all the necessary forms and other stuff. There's also an interesting "Harvard Law Bulletin" magazine.

We've also already been assigned HLS e-mails, as the last poster just mentioned. If yours is anything like mine, it'll consist of "first initial last name"

Still no sign of the package for any of us yet, huh? Well, I'm comforted that I'm not alone. I had my first "it came!" dream last night, in which the package included a Harvard coffee mug but no T-shirt. I'll be weirded out if that actually happens, not like it probably will.

I almost have to admire the admissions department's craftiness: the longer we have to wait, the more time we spend obsessing about how much we like the school and want to get more info about it!

General Off-Topic Board / Help Feed the Hungry- quick & FREE!
« on: November 21, 2007, 03:11:25 PM »
Since this site caters to an exceptionally word-savvy lot, I thought some of you might be interested in checking out

The site was started in October, and the general concept is that for every vocabulary word you select the correct definition for, 10 grains of rice are donated to the hungry. This adds up quicker than you might think, so it's worth doing. The money for the rice comes from banner advertising revenues. So go! Click! Spread the cheer this Thanksgiving!  :)

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted to Harvard!
« on: November 21, 2007, 02:01:58 PM »
For anyone else who, like me, listed a land line phone number, doesn't have call waiting, and was online for a long period today using dial-up, check your e-mail too... that's how I found out. AAAAHHHH!!! This is unbelievable!!! Congrats all around!!!!!!  :)

Law School Admissions / Re: Northwestern Interview
« on: November 11, 2007, 02:16:41 PM »
I did my Northwestern interview back on October. I'm not sure how helpful hearing about my experience will be for you since you're doing yours on campus and I just did mine with an alumni interviewer, but I'll share anyway.

I met my interviewer in a nice little coffee shop, and we talked for exactly half an hour. None of the questions were especially tricky; it was just the basic discussion of resume, goals, "Why NW Law?," etc. Be prepared with some questions to ask about the school so that you look well-prepared and engaged, too.

Oh, and my interviewer didn't know my LSAT score and GPA prior to the interview (she asked for them near the end- apparently they have to put them on some evaluation form that they fill out about us), so if you're interviewing with a student, he or she probably won't know that info beforehand either. Of course, if you're interviewing with an admissions officer, I'm sure it'll be an entirely different story. Good luck!  :)

Law School Admissions / Re: Georgetown Applicants, it is time.
« on: November 01, 2007, 03:29:08 PM »
I got it yesterday too and was thrilled, since I really like Georgetown. The letter was so thin that I was worried it was a rejection for a moment. I'll probably go to one of their admitted student days on campus, so maybe I'll see some of you guys there!

Law School Admissions / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: November 01, 2007, 03:06:34 PM »
Just had mine. Given that I said "you know" way too many times, I'm slightly worried that I came off sounding exceedingly Britney Spears-esque. But on the whole, I don't think I did terribly enough to tank my chances completely. It lasted about 6 minutes, just like everyone's been saying.

True Pre-Call Horror Story: the electricity on my street was out from afternoon Sunday to Tuesday evening, and my house got really, really cold. But since I gave Toby my land line number, there was absolutely no way I was going to leave said freezing house for, say, a warm library until I got The Call. Of course, as it turns out, I wouldn't have missed it if I had. Figures.

It sounds like everyone's been doing really well w/the interviews. Good luck to anyone who's still waiting!  :)

Law School Admissions / Re: Harvard email this week?
« on: October 25, 2007, 03:55:23 PM »
No offense taken- I never believe anything anyone says on here until at least three people with fairly long posting records confirm it either.

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