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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any Other Harvard 1Ls?
« on: May 27, 2005, 03:15:49 PM »
Ya - I'm living off campus because I was pretty over dorm life after my freshman year of college.  There's plenty of available places right around HLS, it's mostly a matter of finding people you want to live with and a place that works.  A room in a pretty nice 2 or 3 bedroom apt will run you +/- 800 in the area.  I'm looking for a place while I'm in LA (which mostly involves craiglist), but there are plenty of other grad students and 20-somethings who need someone to move in around there.  Worst case scenario, I can always move.


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any Other Harvard 1Ls?
« on: March 09, 2005, 10:59:00 PM »
See you folks there in april.

Anyone else going to the LA reception @ the W on March 24th?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any Other Harvard 1Ls?
« on: March 06, 2005, 04:37:46 PM »
Hey when is the financial aid stuff due?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Big Law to Public Interest Career?
« on: February 28, 2005, 10:01:11 PM »
I suppose the training part is true (didn't think of that) - but you're definately going to get more exposure to people at the top in a smaller firm than in a larger one, if for no other reason that you are more needed and there are fewer other people around taking up their time.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any Other Harvard 1Ls?
« on: February 28, 2005, 09:58:59 PM »
Mobell -

Had the same thing in London except with hummus instead of mayo - "chips inna pita" it was called (the guys at my neighborhood kebab place didn't speak great english).  You from Caimbridge or go for school, and on which side of the ocean do you make your home now?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Big Law to Public Interest Career?
« on: February 27, 2005, 03:50:45 PM »
I think it's worth noting, from an experience standpoint, that large law firms, like all other large coporations, will prove inferior to smaller ones from an employee experience standpoint.  In a small company, each individual has more diverse responsibilities and is exposed to a wider variety of situations, cases, accounts, lawsuits, and niches within their field.  Working at a big law firm (or a big accounting firm, or a big investing firm, or a big consulting firm... etc) means you will have more of a "cog-in-the-wheel" roll and as a recent graduate will be given some tiny little slice which you do over and over for many hours.  Small firms provide more direct exposure and greater breadth of experience - but they don't have the financial resources to pay as well.  If you're looking for $, nothing like BigLaw, but if you really want to learn something then small firms are probably the way to go.


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any Other Harvard 1Ls?
« on: February 27, 2005, 03:42:11 PM »
While we're on the burrito topic...
Just got back from a trip to San Diego and - while this may have nothing to do with HLS - the burrito places down there have fries in their burritos.  Crazy.  I ate two in less than 5 hours, which in retrospectrospect was probably not the best idea - but i feel i have had some kind of crazy burrito-related vision.

Okay, that's about enought out of me.


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any Other Harvard 1Ls?
« on: February 22, 2005, 11:26:48 PM »
Ana's is pretty close, I ate there when I visited.  Not a bad burrito really, but if you've been living in California for the better part of the last 20 years you're gonna have to get used it.  BTW: is there a Mexican population in Boston at all?  Most of the burrito spots I went by seemed to be manned by Asians - which was kind of a shock to me .

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Law School Gym Ratings
« on: February 22, 2005, 04:05:15 AM »
2 comments, 1 question

Comment 1) UCLA just built a huge addition to it's gym (the Wooden Center) and it is VERY nice.  Huge weight room with super nice equipment (all brand new):free weights, machines, cardio (elliptical, treadmill, bike, etc).  Also all the stuff that used to be there: squash courts, rock climbing wall, volleyball courts, all kinds of classes, and of course the main attraction - 3 nice (assuming you play after the floor is refinished over x-mas) basketball courts side-by-side with games going almost all the time.

2) G'town law center has a really nice gym too, it's brand new.

Question - How is the pick-up basketball at Harvard?  (I don't care if it's at the Law gym or the Undergrad)  anybody know?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Any Other Harvard 1Ls?
« on: February 22, 2005, 03:42:09 AM »
2 things:

1 - Thanks for all the H-Bomb related advice, I think the way that has worked best for me is to be honest if someone asks and don't make it a secret but recognize that if someone doesn't know you very well it can have a big effect on how they perceive you - and (whether good or bad) that is entirely up to them.
2 - Anyone else here play basketball? Does HLS have like a club team?  Does Harvard have IntraMural basketball?  Are there pick-up games?  I play a lot so anyone who knows what that scene is like please let me know.


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