HARVARD 2014


llmcroatia

That's exactly what I was thinking. Experiencing the application process could be useful next year.

I have a question though. Are there law school where you can apply just once?


No, you can apply as often as you like. They take each time 80-100 $ application fee so they are happy when you apply

<blockquote>That's exactly what I was thinking. Experiencing the application process could be useful next year.

I have a question though. Are there law school where you can apply just once?</blockquote>

No, you can apply as often as you like. They take each time 80-100 $ application fee so they are happy when you apply
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darthdogg

I have a question, why do you pursue an LLM at Harvard, while you already have one? Don't get me wrong, I am just curious. I mean, you can always go there as a visiting scholar? Isn't it more benefiting for you to go as a visiting scholar, you can get a scholarship from different societies from Harvard itself.

I have a question, why do you pursue an LLM at Harvard, while you already have one? Don't get me wrong, I am just curious. I mean, you can always go there as a visiting scholar? Isn't it more benefiting for you to go as a visiting scholar, you can get a scholarship from different societies from Harvard itself.

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gcb

Hello everyone,

I am also applying for harvard as well as other schools such as georgetown, nyu, cornell and northwestern.

I am from Turkey and almost completed my applications.

It seems as a really stressfull process though. I hope I got accepted to one of the schools. But the first choice is Harvard of course.

As of my background, I can say, I have completed the law school with high standing, ranked in top ten, spended one semester in Germany as an exchange student, admitted to the bar, completed my legally required internship in a big law firm working on corporate issues mainly and started an llm program in economy law in Turkey last year (will be completed until june 2014) (writing my thesis regarding competition law right now) and still working as a lawyer.

I am still not sure if those are enough to be accepted to an ivy league school. I hope they will be.

Wish you all good luck and hope to see you in the States.
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By the way, this personal statment thing is kinda hard to write and it is what makes me nervous about the applications. It is highly important in the selection process, right?

Hello everyone,

I am also applying for harvard as well as other schools such as georgetown, nyu, cornell and northwestern.

I am from Turkey and almost completed my applications.

It seems as a really stressfull process though. I hope I got accepted to one of the schools. But the first choice is Harvard of course.

As of my background, I can say, I have completed the law school with high standing, ranked in top ten, spended one semester in Germany as an exchange student, admitted to the bar, completed my legally required internship in a big law firm working on corporate issues mainly and started an llm program in economy law in Turkey last year (will be completed until june 2014) (writing my thesis regarding competition law right now) and still working as a lawyer.

I am still not sure if those are enough to be accepted to an ivy league school. I hope they will be.

Wish you all good luck and hope to see you in the States.
Edit:
By the way, this personal statment thing is kinda hard to write and it is what makes me nervous about the applications. It is highly important in the selection process, right?
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Hi GCB - I think you sound like a really strong candidate! If you don't get into Harvard, I'd be very surprised if you didn't get one of your other choices.

Personal statements are very important! Just in case it helps, I've written a blog which has some tips you might find useful: http://llmstudent.aussieblogs.com.au/preparing-llm-personal-statements/ Good luck!

Hi GCB - I think you sound like a really strong candidate! If you don't get into Harvard, I'd be very surprised if you didn't get one of your other choices.

Personal statements are very important! Just in case it helps, I've written a blog which has some tips you might find useful: http://llmstudent.aussieblogs.com.au/preparing-llm-personal-statements/ Good luck!
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vom86

Thanks for the information about how to draft the personal statement.

Thanks for the information about how to draft the personal statement.
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Jack13

I have a question, why do you pursue an LLM at Harvard, while you already have one? Don't get me wrong, I am just curious. I mean, you can always go there as a visiting scholar? Isn't it more benefiting for you to go as a visiting scholar, you can get a scholarship from different societies from Harvard itself.



Are you talking to me or LLMCroatia?

<blockquote>I have a question, why do you pursue an LLM at Harvard, while you already have one? Don't get me wrong, I am just curious. I mean, you can always go there as a visiting scholar? Isn't it more benefiting for you to go as a visiting scholar, you can get a scholarship from different societies from Harvard itself.

</blockquote>

Are you talking to me or LLMCroatia?
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darthdogg

I have a question, why do you pursue an LLM at Harvard, while you already have one? Don't get me wrong, I am just curious. I mean, you can always go there as a visiting scholar? Isn't it more benefiting for you to go as a visiting scholar, you can get a scholarship from different societies from Harvard itself.



Are you talking to me or LLMCroatia?


It was a general question. Because when I go through the other forums, I see a lot of people who already has an LLM and apply for another LLM.

As my background, I can say that, I devoted myself to community service. I did three different social responsibility projects in law school. In one, we went to an elementary school near our university and gave away 150 presents to the students (whom are poor and could not afford basic stationary for themselves). In the second one was merely about women, who took microfinance and become successful business owners. We did an international microfinance conference with a famous organization and I was the head speaker in that conference. In third one, (and still ongoing project) we made more than 400 children's wishes true, whom are mentally or physically disabled, or diagnosed with autism. Later, I found my own charity organization, in which we provide social responsibility and awareness projects for universities and corporations for free.

I also received an award from Turkish President for my charity projects.

Thus, since my first year at law school, I worked as student assistant for both national and international conferences and seminars. I also organized a few myself.

As for work, I am in my mandatory legal internship and working as an intern in my family's law firm. When I complete my internship, I am going to take the firm.

I am only applying to Harvard, because I grew up reading the Crimson and other various law journals of HLS.

<blockquote><blockquote>I have a question, why do you pursue an LLM at Harvard, while you already have one? Don't get me wrong, I am just curious. I mean, you can always go there as a visiting scholar? Isn't it more benefiting for you to go as a visiting scholar, you can get a scholarship from different societies from Harvard itself.

</blockquote>

Are you talking to me or LLMCroatia?</blockquote>

It was a general question. Because when I go through the other forums, I see a lot of people who already has an LLM and apply for another LLM.

As my background, I can say that, I devoted myself to community service. I did three different social responsibility projects in law school. In one, we went to an elementary school near our university and gave away 150 presents to the students (whom are poor and could not afford basic stationary for themselves). In the second one was merely about women, who took microfinance and become successful business owners. We did an international microfinance conference with a famous organization and I was the head speaker in that conference. In third one, (and still ongoing project) we made more than 400 children's wishes true, whom are mentally or physically disabled, or diagnosed with autism. Later, I found my own charity organization, in which we provide social responsibility and awareness projects for universities and corporations for free.

I also received an award from Turkish President for my charity projects.

Thus, since my first year at law school, I worked as student assistant for both national and international conferences and seminars. I also organized a few myself.

As for work, I am in my mandatory legal internship and working as an intern in my family's law firm. When I complete my internship, I am going to take the firm.

I am only applying to Harvard, because I grew up reading the Crimson and other various law journals of HLS.

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lllm2014

Is everyone using LSAC for transcripts? I am not intending to at this stage, there doesn't appear to be any advantage in doing so (for Harvard at least). I may be wrong?

Is everyone using LSAC for transcripts? I am not intending to at this stage, there doesn't appear to be any advantage in doing so (for Harvard at least). I may be wrong?
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I don't think it necessarily gives you any advantage - it just saves you some steps in the application process. Handy if you are applying to more than one school.

I don't think it necessarily gives you any advantage - it just saves you some steps in the application process. Handy if you are applying to more than one school.
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llmcroatia

Well, I personally want to become a law professor and as you for sure know it is most important for a law professor to publish, publish ,publish and when you are finished publishing publish again. And because I can do this anywhere on the world it is not so important to me that I actually work as long as the results still are visible. The Harvard LLM is focused on future law professors and would open me some doors back at home as well as make it easier to go one day back to the USA to a good univ. as a guest researcher or prof.

Well, I personally want to become a law professor and as you for sure know it is most important for a law professor to publish, publish ,publish and when you are finished publishing publish again. And because I can do this anywhere on the world it is not so important to me that I actually work as long as the results still are visible. The Harvard LLM is focused on future law professors and would open me some doors back at home as well as make it easier to go one day back to the USA to a good univ. as a guest researcher or prof.
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willze

Hi all,
I am from cameroon and i intent to apply for the LLM program of course Harvard is my first choice after I have Columbia , upenn , Cornell, Georgetown and northwestern
I am undergraduate in business law and I have two year Work experience as a legal officer in a telecommunication company in my country.
Can Someone speak about financial aid or you guys willl pay the fees with your Personnal income?

Hi all,
I am from cameroon and i intent to apply for the LLM program of course Harvard is my first choice after I have Columbia , upenn , Cornell, Georgetown and northwestern
I am undergraduate in business law and I have two year Work experience as a legal officer in a telecommunication company in my country.
Can Someone speak about financial aid or you guys willl pay the fees with your Personnal income?
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gcb

Hi GCB - I think you sound like a really strong candidate! If you don't get into Harvard, I'd be very surprised if you didn't get one of your other choices.

Personal statements are very important! Just in case it helps, I've written a blog which has some tips you might find useful: http://llmstudent.aussieblogs.com.au/preparing-llm-personal-statements/ Good luck!


Thank you! Your blog was really helpful. I have finished writing the Personal Statement and proof-reading it. I am planning to apply this week.

I wish the best for all applicants.

<blockquote>Hi GCB - I think you sound like a really strong candidate! If you don't get into Harvard, I'd be very surprised if you didn't get one of your other choices.

Personal statements are very important! Just in case it helps, I've written a blog which has some tips you might find useful: http://llmstudent.aussieblogs.com.au/preparing-llm-personal-statements/ Good luck!
</blockquote>

Thank you! Your blog was really helpful. I have finished writing the Personal Statement and proof-reading it. I am planning to apply this week.

I wish the best for all applicants.
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Penalista

Thank you for opening this thread, really useful! Everybody seems to be open for advice and really kind!

I will be applying to Harvard too, but I cannot assess my chances realistically.

I am an Italian graduate cum laude. Now I am a Ph. D. student in Criminal law (in Italy). I have 10 publications (4 are law review articles, but no books) mainly in Comparative Criminal Law and I studied in an American law school for a semester during my first degree. I just spent 5 months as a Visiting scholar at Fordham University. I scored 116 on the TOEFL test.

Also, how weight do you think the personal statements have? Do you think they evaluate mainly your resume?

I am gaining some experience too by going through the application process and I am willing to share it, if it can help!

Good luck!

Thank you for opening this thread, really useful! Everybody seems to be open for advice and really kind!

I will be applying to Harvard too, but I cannot assess my chances realistically.

I am an Italian graduate cum laude. Now I am a Ph. D. student in Criminal law (in Italy). I have 10 publications (4 are law review articles, but no books) mainly in Comparative Criminal Law and I studied in an American law school for a semester during my first degree. I just spent 5 months as a Visiting scholar at Fordham University. I scored 116 on the TOEFL test.

Also, how weight do you think the personal statements have? Do you think they evaluate mainly your resume?

I am gaining some experience too by going through the application process and I am willing to share it, if it can help!

Good luck!
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llmcroatia

publications are good for the beginning , that you are a phd student as well. just focus on your academic career plan and if the grades are good and your statement is ok, i think that you have quite a nice chance to get into the llm.

publications are good for the beginning , that you are a phd student as well. just focus on your academic career plan and if the grades are good and your statement is ok, i think that you have quite a nice chance to get into the llm.
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Penalista

Thank you for your answer! You gave me some hope, so that I'll face the process with optimism!

The personal statement, part {b}, is the one I find the most challenging: I heard that, in spite of the name, it should not really be too "personal" but a little formal, while at the same time still about you.

Thank you for your answer! You gave me some hope, so that I'll face the process with optimism!

The personal statement, part {b}, is the one I find the most challenging: I heard that, in spite of the name, it should not really be too "personal" but a little formal, while at the same time still about you.
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llmcroatia

as long as your statemnt contains relevant information i think it will be just fine. i think this "not to personal" actually means just that you don*t write about irelevant thinks (like talking about that you like dogs and are alergic to nuts)

as long as your statemnt contains relevant information i think it will be just fine. i think this "not to personal" actually means just that you don*t write about irelevant thinks (like talking about that you like dogs and are alergic to nuts)
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willze

Hi guys I have received my toefl score and I had 85 , please would like to know if I still have all my chances for HLS where the minimum is 100

Hi guys I have received my toefl score and I had 85 , please would like to know if I still have all my chances for HLS where the minimum is 100
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llmcroatia

Hi guys I have received my toefl score and I had 85 , please would like to know if I still have all my chances for HLS where the minimum is 100


you have no chance with 85. even though they accept sometimes under 100 points i doubt that under 92,93 or so there is any chance they would take you. ok maybe if you hold 2 phds , a gold medal(not silver) from the olypics and a nobel price . else, it is really unlikely...

just take the test again and try to score at least in the high 90s to have a chance :)

<blockquote>Hi guys I have received my toefl score and I had 85 , please would like to know if I still have all my chances for HLS where the minimum is 100</blockquote>

you have no chance with 85. even though they accept sometimes under 100 points i doubt that under 92,93 or so there is any chance they would take you. ok maybe if you hold 2 phds , a gold medal(not silver) from the olypics and a nobel price . else, it is really unlikely...

just take the test again and try to score at least in the high 90s to have a chance :)
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BenjaminJ

Well the Harvard application for 2014 is open, so guys I think it is time to open a separate topic. Harvard is my personal first choice (ok ok I am shure I am not the only one :P ) and I would like to hear from other people that will apply. Maybe we can help each other and talk with our potential future colleagues . So , who is applying ? Where are you from? Ah and feel free to ask me anything about the process. I have been preparing for a while now and maybe I can help.


Dear all,

I'm just joining you and wondering if I could have a chance to be admitted at HLS or other ones and if it's not to late to prepare the different application forms (I'm have very long working days actually).

One of my questions concerns the age of the LLM students. Do you know about the average age? Also, do you think if the fact to be in the early thirties might be considered as an inconvenient?

Thank you very much in advance for your answers!

<blockquote>Well the Harvard application for 2014 is open, so guys I think it is time to open a separate topic. Harvard is my personal first choice (ok ok I am shure I am not the only one :P ) and I would like to hear from other people that will apply. Maybe we can help each other and talk with our potential future colleagues . So , who is applying ? Where are you from? Ah and feel free to ask me anything about the process. I have been preparing for a while now and maybe I can help.</blockquote>

Dear all,

I'm just joining you and wondering if I could have a chance to be admitted at HLS or other ones and if it's not to late to prepare the different application forms (I'm have very long working days actually).

One of my questions concerns the age of the LLM students. Do you know about the average age? Also, do you think if the fact to be in the early thirties might be considered as an inconvenient?

Thank you very much in advance for your answers!

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willze

Hi guys I have received my toefl score and I had 85 , please would like to know if I still have all my chances for HLS where the minimum is 100


you have no chance with 85. even though they accept sometimes under 100 points i doubt that under 92,93 or so there is any chance they would take you. ok maybe if you hold 2 phds , a gold medal(not silver) from the olypics and a nobel price . else, it is really unlikely...

just take the test again and try to score at least in the high 90s to have a chance :)



Thanks for the answer very illustrated :) I will take again and try the high 100

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys I have received my toefl score and I had 85 , please would like to know if I still have all my chances for HLS where the minimum is 100</blockquote>

you have no chance with 85. even though they accept sometimes under 100 points i doubt that under 92,93 or so there is any chance they would take you. ok maybe if you hold 2 phds , a gold medal(not silver) from the olypics and a nobel price . else, it is really unlikely...

just take the test again and try to score at least in the high 90s to have a chance :)</blockquote>


Thanks for the answer very illustrated :) I will take again and try the high 100
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