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HLS Class of 2010!!!

Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« Reply #180 on: May 14, 2007, 10:14:11 PM »
Text of the email I recieved so you have some idea of the situation:

Unfortunately your chances are not good. We have about 140 incoming J.D.s on the wait-list currently and while many will come off, I donít believe that we will reach you at the end of the list. You can certainly check back with me to see your wait-list status, but you should begin exploring alternative housing options such as Harvard Affiliated apartments and off-campus apartments.

 

Harvard Affiliated apartments are offered through Harvard Real Estate Services (http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/housing/hres.php). While you will be placed in the last window of their lottery system, but you should still apply because it will allow you to view the list of Currently Available apartments. H.R.E.S. tags apartments that have some type of an issue such as a low ceiling in one room, nearby construction or an early start date. In any event, you may see one that you would be comfortable with and it provides a way for you to circumvent their lottery system and take an apartment immediately.

 

Also, we will enhancing the materials on our website regarding off-campus housing, adding new information regarding good locations to look, tips and things to consider when exploring off-campus housing (http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/housing/privateoffcampus.php).

 

I would be glad to assist you as you explore other housing options. Please let us know if you have any questions.



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Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« Reply #181 on: May 15, 2007, 07:36:08 AM »
There was also the comment about when they will go through the waitlist: 'late early June.'

It seems from that e-mail that the waitlist is mainly for dorms and not for HAH? If there's still a chance to get HAH that makes me feel slightly less doomed. I only missed the lottery by a week or two.

Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« Reply #182 on: May 17, 2007, 10:59:05 AM »
I am in a huge fight with Harvard housing.

If you look at your acceptance materials it says that all incoming students are guaranteed housing...oh wait, sorry, hls was jk! (see page 132). This is really putting a bad taste in my mouth because they are shamelessly admitting that they made a mistake and that there is "nothing" they can do about it. I really can't believe that Harvard Law School would not honor a commitment like that. Plus I think it is very dishonest (bait and switch!) to leave students under the impression that they are guaranteed housing and then after they pay their deposit, tell them not so much! Esp since S offered me an extra 4k in assistance and housing and this difference would have made the money difference bigger.

Oh and to put the cherry on the pie whatever your wait list number is, you are not just waiting for all the numbers ahead of you but LLMs and SJDs also get priority over you! YAY! suddenly a very large school is feeling like, well, a very large school.

Sorry to be such a debby downer (i am still excited about starting law school in the fall) but everyone who is on the wait list should call and give the office some grief about it so that maybe they will do something about it.

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Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« Reply #183 on: May 17, 2007, 11:16:17 AM »
I had noticed that also, and the conflicting statements of 'all incoming students desiring HLS housing are guaranteed it' and 'While we cannot guarantee housing in HLS dorms for those admitted from the wait list'...

Not especially happy about it. They really should not have written that in the binder since it doesn't seem to be met by reality.

The only thing that makes this somewhat less crappy is that HAH is close to market rate and not an especially good deal. I really wanted a dorm, but if I can't get one I suppose I'll find a non-HAH apt.

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Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« Reply #184 on: May 17, 2007, 04:52:21 PM »
if you did really badly in the HAH view window assignment (or just got in), try going to the "currently available" list and just grabbing something. they have a good selection of studios, etc., last time i checked - really competitive pricing, and you actualy get a kitchen out of the deal rather than having to work with a dorm kitchen. some of these start early/may not have the best location, but it's better than nothing.

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Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« Reply #185 on: May 18, 2007, 08:52:22 AM »
just got in off the wl.  speechless.

Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« Reply #186 on: May 18, 2007, 09:06:40 AM »
just got in off the wl.  speechless.

Congrats! ;)

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Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« Reply #187 on: May 18, 2007, 09:10:13 AM »
just got in off the wl.  speechless.

Congratulations! Nothing like good news going into the weekend.

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Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« Reply #188 on: May 18, 2007, 09:14:00 AM »
thanks!  so is there a facebook group or anything?  i'm in ridiculous shock right now.

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Re: HLS Class of 2010!!!
« Reply #189 on: May 18, 2007, 09:15:25 AM »
just got in off the wl.  speechless.

Congrats!!!  We must be friends on Facebook now!  There is a group; it is a called "HLS Class of 2010."