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2L job search / Re: Tell me what firms to bid on
« on: July 05, 2009, 12:49:20 PM »
I'll jump on board, I'm looking at corporate work in New York.  I have poor grades at Harvard [1 H, 1 LP, the rest Ps].  Who do I even bother trying to interview with?  I expect I'm bottom third.

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Some do, yes.  I've worked at one and can think of many Vault firms that hire undergrads.  If you've been accepted to a top law school, know a partner well, or are a big client's child the position will probably be easier to land.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 1l class sizes
« on: October 07, 2008, 09:49:55 PM »
My four other courses aren't combined with other sections.  My small section doesn't have LRW and one other course exclusively.  So I wouldn't say that every school "more or less" does it that way.

The only difference between the Harvard system and my school's is the unit defined as a "section."

Be more specific.


I have 4 four courses with the same 80 students.  LRW is split so that 40 of us have it one day and the other 40 have it another.  This semester I only have classes with those 80 students, my section.

Next semester I have 2 courses comprised solely of the 80 students in my section.  LRW is split the same way again.  We can choose one elective which can be with anyone, 1Ls through 3Ls.  Our fourth class is one in either international or comparative law.  I think there's 6 options.  That class is only 1Ls, but it is not limited to my section.

Harvard would be identical to the other schools if "the other three courses you have with 2 other sections" are with the exact same sections for each class.  The earlier posts make no mention of whether the three other courses are always with the same two sections.  If that's true, then the difference between the two systems is nonexistent.  The other schools have smaller LRW sections.  That's it.  If you aren't having classes with the same 80 students for over 3/4 of your 1L year, then I wouldn't consider Harvard's system to be exactly like every other school.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 1l class sizes
« on: October 07, 2008, 09:30:32 PM »

HLS doesn't combine sections.  There are 7 sections of ~80.  Your 6 required classes are with your section  of 80.  LRW is split into two for each section, meaning there are 14 sections of ~40. For the two electives in the spring you are not with your section.

Soooo... In other words... they do it exactly like every other school.

Ok.
No. 
Your small section has LR and one other course exclusively.
The other three other courses you have with 2 other sections.

I think pretty much every school must do it this way. How about this - are there any schools that don't more or less do it this way? I think Yale might have sections of around 20 instead of around 30, but basically everyone does it like this, yes?
HLS doesn't combine sections.  There are 7 sections of ~80.  Your 6 required classes are with your section  of 80.  LRW is split into two for each section, meaning there are 14 sections of ~40. For the two electives in the spring you are not with your section.

My four other courses aren't combined with other sections.  My small section doesn't have LRW and one other course exclusively.  So I wouldn't say that every school "more or less" does it that way.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Harvard 2L Taking Questions
« on: October 07, 2008, 09:14:52 PM »
Oh, sorry.  I have to leave.  I have a note to write. 

jlpp > clr?

Not familiar with the bolded. 

Journal of Law and Public Policy

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 1l class sizes
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:36:05 AM »
Cornell has sections of ~30-35

Is that your first year section, as a whole, or your first year section for a particular class (such as LWR)?

Your small section has LR and one other course exclusively.
The other three other courses you have with 2 other sections.

I think pretty much every school must do it this way. How about this - are there any schools that don't more or less do it this way? I think Yale might have sections of around 20 instead of around 30, but basically everyone does it like this, yes?
HLS doesn't combine sections.  There are 7 sections of ~80.  Your 6 required classes are with your section  of 80.  LRW is split into two for each section, meaning there are 14 sections of ~40. For the two electives in the spring you are not with your section.

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I went complete in mid-December and haven't heard anything.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Harvard's March ASW roll call!
« on: March 13, 2008, 08:24:17 PM »
I'll be there.

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Thanks for the advice regarding journals.  I never would've thought to join multiple journals, but it makes a lot of sense.  I'm probably going to live in campus and won't cook much.  Is it prohibitively expensive to eat out/buy prepared food all the time?

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If you were a 1L again, would you join a journal?  It sounds like something I'd enjoy, but I'm worried about biting off more than I can chew.  Is it too much to be on a journal and a 1L trying to stay on top of his reading/assignments?

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