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Law School Applications / Re: HELP - Harvard Visit?!
« on: March 12, 2008, 05:16:31 PM »
You'd probably save yourself some airfare, face, and stress by arranging a visit on a different weekend entirely.  Let the admissions people know you're coming and they'll make sure you get a tour, sit in on a class, etc. especially because you're already an admitted student.  You won't get to hobnob/get drunk with with your future classmates, but HLS also won't have control over your agenda and you won't get as much blatant PR (not that Harvard needs to do much convincing! P.S.: Please accept me!)  Go on a weekend that's comfortable for you.

I don't know, I thought HLS's admit weekend last year was really great. All the faculty are there, available, all the student orgs are there and ready to talk - you really get a vibe for the excitement of the school.  Yeah, there's PR of course, but I think it was really worthwhile for me last year.  Just my two cents :)

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Harvard will subsidize travel, but these subsidies are need-based and you have to fill out a form to do it.  Usually they have 2 ASWs.  I think one in Feb/March and one in April.  Once it's closer to that time, you can contact the admissions office (via the HLS email account you'll receive with your admit package!) to ask about the subsidy.

That's if things are the same as they've been in the past...

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Law School Applications / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: December 05, 2007, 12:25:04 PM »
I'm just throwing this out there, but theres a chance we'll get it tomorrow?  Right? 

After the TS2's on Monday and spicedchai's report, I'm assuming they were waiting to send the binders for both batches of acceptances all out at once.  If we're lucky, they went out Monday, but today (technically yesterday I guess) is probably more likely.  Either way, I'd guess anyone within close mailing distance has a chance for tomorrow.  Keep those of us on a 1-2 day delay posted  :)

I think the reason HLS's acceptance package takes longer to send out is that it has so much information regarding next year in it - calendar, schedule stuff, etc. and much of that info has just been decided.  Other schools send out a general acceptance package, but HLS's is so complete, and HLS has had so many changes in the curriculum for this and next year that to send out the info and make sure it's correct and current for production probably takes a bit longer.  Or maybe I'm just making it up :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted to Harvard!
« on: November 30, 2007, 05:44:09 PM »
No binder yet but its pretty official, I'll be HLS '13.  I just signed with a job and given that H is my top choice and will grant a 2 year deferral, well, looks like my cycle is done. haha, yay! :)

How lenient are they on the deferral policy? Like, how good of a job/plan do you have to  have lined up?

They're VERY lenient with the deferral policy.  Toby Stock is a big fan of deferrals, and I don't think you even have to have a great reason to defer, but just have some plan and reason (either personal or professional).  They actually include a deferral form in their acceptance packet, so that kinda shows how cool they are with it.

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Study for finals, which are after winter break :(

what school?  remind me to erase it off my list.

Harvard. But, it is the last year they are doing it that way, so no need to cross it off.

Actually, the schedule is up for next year and 1L exams are still after break: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/registrar/calendar08-09.php

And we don't get a reading period for exams next year... :(


So at HLS, for 1Ls, classes end, then you get three weeks off, then you have exams, then you get two weeks off, then classes start again?

That's crazy.  So do most people study for the first part of break then then do job stuff for the second half of break?

And I totally agree that is stinks there's no reading period for 1Ls in the spring - this year y'all are getting like 10 days.  I'm getting nervous already :)

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Hey guys,
I'm already a member of the Facebook group! :) I'm a regular poster on TLS, but I do come on LSD occasionally (what can I say, I can't get enough of LS admissions...). Anyways, I'm thinking that unless YLS comes through I am Cambridge-bound... and super-excited to do so. I'm thinking about living in a dorm, because I want to be close to campus, but I also really want my own kitchen (I'm broke and never eat out, and this is unlikely to change in law school!). So I guess I'll have to think more about what I want. Anyway, it's exciting to get to know fellow likely HLSers.

Well I hope you're there with us next fall, but I'm guessing you have a REALLY good shot at Yale :)  Take a look at the housing site on HLS's website.  They have some options with kitchens, even HLS-affiliated apartments, but I hear those are really hard to get.  Congrats!

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thanks jd.  yeah, i'm old school, rediscovering the joys of lsd at my thankless job.

yeah, i thought it was a mistake for a while too.  luckily i had a voice mail to convince myself repeatedly (and to justify copious consumption of champange, something i thoroughly reccomend to all new admits).  i still felt like an interloper at the asw--like someone was going to come up to me and say "i'm sorry, what are you doing here?  please leave."  hopefully i won't still feel that way next fall.  good lord.

Well we can feel that way together then :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: November 29, 2007, 05:06:18 PM »
So I got the "complete" email this morning too....except I had my phone interview with Dean Stock last Monday (11/20)!! I'm so confused...anyone have any idea what might be going on here?

That happened a lot last year - doesn't mean anything.  They just "complete" people in batches - it's an administrative thing.  No worries, and best of luck.

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You guys are so funny.  Even after I got the binder, I was worried they'd made an error.  When I went to ASW, I was terrified that when I went to register, instead of my registration package, there would be a yellow note (like the "See Registrar" notes some people get at graduation lol) saying that my acceptance was a mistake and I wouldn't be allowed to enter.

But it's real!  Luckily, I had missed my acceptance call and had Toby's voicemail, which I played again and again, for my family and friends. :)

I'm definitely living off-campus.  After being out of college for about 4 years, the idea of living in glorified dorms does make me retch.  Plus, I'm moving with the boyfriend and my dog, so I definitely need off-campus housing.  I think I'm going to go with a broker, since I can't really do the cross-country search.  I'm hoping to live in or near Cambridge though.

Strivergirl, I thought you sounded familiar.  That's right, you were one of the board folks last year.  I'll add you as a co-chair with me and Supergirl since we're the OG acceptees.

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I wasn't typing quotes when I searched, and I only found it when 'M' posted the link.  It's weird...after seeing the group page I tried to do a search by first narrowing down results based on the group type, and it still never shows up in a search.  Oh well, I bookmarked it so I can find it now  :)

Oh goodie.  We hope to see you in the group :)

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