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Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010
« on: April 23, 2007, 01:52:29 PM »
We're on the second page, and not to sound like a gunner or anything, but I want us to be on the first page of posts. Anyway, here's a post to make that happen.  ;D

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010
« on: April 23, 2007, 09:54:53 AM »
I know how you feel dashrashi- I have the cutest cat my mom's been trying to get me to leave with her all through college, and I finally have to give in. In the long run, though, its probably better not to have to lug bags of cat food and litter from the store without a car. That reminds me, is anyone bringing their car? I really want to bring mine but I get the impression that it may be more trouble than its worth?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Obese and Hypertensive: what to do before August
« on: April 23, 2007, 09:51:55 AM »
The Couch to 5K plan looks great, I'm going to start it today (I really suck at running). I just wanted to throw in my two cents. While I wasn't quite as overweight to start, I've lost 21 pounds since January (I'm now 5'11'' and 172, and I'm female). I know new year's resolutions don't work for most people, but that's what did it for me. I resolved to stop eating anything fried, and to have some sort of fruit or vegetable with every meal (so- oatmeal and an apple for breakfast for example). I also cut out any extraneous oil (Pam is awesome). I'm working on the water thing, and I started out slow with the exercise but now I'm starting to crave it. I really think a few well-chosen choices that you stick to is the best way- just keep adding a few more healthy decisions once you get used to the ones you've made. From what you've written, Myshkin, I'd say start with the veggie or fruit with every meal resolution and also the eight glasses of water. I think the walking is a great plan for now because it should help relieve the stress you're feeling too. I still have about ten pounds to lose before I'm in the "fit" category as opposed to "acceptable" which is where I am now as calculated by percentage of body fat per pound (24 hour fitness has a scaled thing they use), but the only time I ever looked better was when I was a vegetarian four years ago (I also got anemic and had to stop, oh and I like meat). You can do it, and a few months should have you well on your way. I think its important to feel good about how you look at law school, because confidence makes a big difference in how you interact with others, how well you interview, etc. You'll be surprised how losing just some of the weight will make you feel- I'm three sizes smaller now, and I feel amazing. Good luck, and go to law school!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010
« on: April 23, 2007, 08:26:12 AM »
There is a no pet policy for students- if you're a professor, you can do whatever you want, including have a pet in HAH. Oh, and from what I gather, some of the apartments in HAH are furnished and some aren't.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010
« on: April 21, 2007, 12:46:22 AM »
I applied for dorms, and will apply for HAH this weekend. Does anyone know what our chances are of getting a dorm if we apply/ getting a decent lottery number? I guess I have to wait until May 4th to find out...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Suggestions for deferral jobs?
« on: April 19, 2007, 07:49:51 PM »
I have to say, if you really don't feel good about it, maybe you should defer. However, what if all you really need is this summer with no school to get you recharged? I've been out of school for a few months now, and I have to say its not all its cracked up to be: I miss school and am slowly getting bored out of my  mind. I plan to backpack in Europe this summer though, and I think that's a great plan if you can afford it because you won't be bored but you'll still get to have fun and relax. If not Europe, go on a cruise, find a beach, do something to recharge that doesn't take a year. If you're just not gung-ho about law school, why do you feel the need to go at all? Are you sure you want to be a lawyer? Harvard would be hard to pass up, but you don't want to look back in three years and wonder why you spent so much money on something you weren't passionate about...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2010
« on: April 19, 2007, 03:54:36 PM »
Those of you deferring- good for you, I took some time before going to law school, and I really feel more ready than I would have before. I think each dorm has its positives and negatives, but I would probably take the smaller and less convenient rooms at Gropius over a more expensive one, given that law school is expensive enough on its own. If you have the money though, the convenience may be worth it to choose a different dorm. Anyway, I may change my mind but that's how I see it now. Also, I don't like off-campus affiliated housing as much, since its more expensive and it seems like you'd be more separated from other law students and I'm a pretty social person who would be sad living all by myself.

Incoming 1Ls / HLS Class of 2010!!!
« on: April 19, 2007, 03:39:00 PM »
So I think its high time those of us going to Harvard Law have a thread to discuss all things HLS. Here we go! Who has sent in their seat deposits, is anyone still trying to decide between HLS and other schools, what dorms do you want to live in, or can someone convince me that the dorms are a bad idea? Right, that's what I have so far, have at it!

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