Harvard 2020-2021


BatikBoo11

Yeah I no it no weight in admission but I mean more like: if you get admitted, do you automatically get frank Knox if selected by country? Or does Harvard scholarship committee do another selection?


You get offer after the interview which happens in January. So, no - no more selection or selection by country. You only have one window to apply and one window to be offered it conditionally. You just inform the frank knox folks that you got it. It’s a different process in that the fellowship process is done way in advance of LLM decision to release.

Hope this helps.

[quote]Yeah I no it no weight in admission but I mean more like: if you get admitted, do you automatically get frank Knox if selected by country? Or does Harvard scholarship committee do another selection? [/quote]

You get offer after the interview which happens in January. So, no - no more selection or selection by country. You only have one window to apply and one window to be offered it conditionally. You just inform the frank knox folks that you got it. It’s a different process in that the fellowship process is done way in advance of LLM decision to release.

Hope this helps.
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I did, but I'm an idiot and sent the wrong essay to them.
I'm not holding out much hope for admission.


I’m sorry! :( to Harvard?

Does anyone know the relationship between the processes for in-country comps and at Harvard? Ie if your country selects you is it just a question of getting admitted?



It holds no weight to admission. Frank Knox for example do not even tell Harvard that you’ve been offered.


@BatikBoo11: I was informed by the Fellowship that Harvard informs the graduate schools of the conditional offer and I was instructed to email the HLS Admission Team to have the Frank Knox Fellowship added to my file. To the extent you haven't also already done this, it may be helpful to notify them. Given the small margins we are dealing with, it may prove useful.

[Edited by parislawyer on Mar 06, 2020]

[quote][quote][quote][quote]Anyone apply Frank Knox?[/quote]
I did, but I'm an idiot and sent the wrong essay to them.
I'm not holding out much hope for admission.[/quote]

I’m sorry! :( to Harvard?

Does anyone know the relationship between the processes for in-country comps and at Harvard? Ie if your country selects you is it just a question of getting admitted?[/quote]


It holds no weight to admission. Frank Knox for example do not even tell Harvard that you’ve been offered. [/quote]

@BatikBoo11: I was informed by the Fellowship that Harvard informs the graduate schools of the conditional offer and I was instructed to email the HLS Admission Team to have the Frank Knox Fellowship added to my file. To the extent you haven't also already done this, it may be helpful to notify them. Given the small margins we are dealing with, it may prove useful.
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Suits

Hello, does Harvard send the decisions only via email or also by postal mail?

[Edited by Suits on Mar 06, 2020]

Hello, does Harvard send the decisions only via email or also by postal mail?
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Hello, does Harvard send the decisions only via email or also by postal mail?


An alumni said to me that they will send an e-mail with the following information: "The results are available. Please access the website". So the result will be available in the companion website.

He also informed that they also send a letter through regular postal office service. However, this letter will arrive much latter.

I do not know if this information is reliable, but this is what this guy informed me.

[quote]Hello, does Harvard send the decisions only via email or also by postal mail? [/quote]

An alumni said to me that they will send an e-mail with the following information: "The results are available. Please access the website". So the result will be available in the companion website.

He also informed that they also send a letter through regular postal office service. However, this letter will arrive much latter.

I do not know if this information is reliable, but this is what this guy informed me.
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zunogaf

Hello, does Harvard send the decisions only via email or also by postal mail?


An alumni said to me that they will send an e-mail with the following information: "The results are available. Please access the website". So the result will be available in the companion website.

He also informed that they also send a letter through regular postal office service. However, this letter will arrive much latter.

I do not know if this information is reliable, but this is what this guy informed me.


This is exactly what happens. 2 close friends had it this way

[quote][quote]Hello, does Harvard send the decisions only via email or also by postal mail? [/quote]

An alumni said to me that they will send an e-mail with the following information: "The results are available. Please access the website". So the result will be available in the companion website.

He also informed that they also send a letter through regular postal office service. However, this letter will arrive much latter.

I do not know if this information is reliable, but this is what this guy informed me.[/quote]

This is exactly what happens. 2 close friends had it this way
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Adrilc

You get an email saying “the results are available” and then you heart stops for 1min until you manage to access them...

You get an email saying “the results are available” and then you heart stops for 1min until you manage to access them...
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Amraldi

You get an email saying “the results are available” and then you heart stops for 1min until you manage to access them...


Or you forget your password lol

[quote]You get an email saying “the results are available” and then you heart stops for 1min until you manage to access them...[/quote]

Or you forget your password lol
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NepAtty

You get an email saying “the results are available” and then you heart stops for 1min until you manage to access them...


Or you forget your password lol


Haha, right. At that moment, people might even forget their email addresses, let alone the status page login password! :-P

Let's keep the group active!

[quote][quote]You get an email saying “the results are available” and then you heart stops for 1min until you manage to access them...[/quote]

Or you forget your password lol[/quote]

Haha, right. At that moment, people might even forget their email addresses, let alone the status page login password! :-P

Let's keep the group active!
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llmllm2020

This year Berkeley and Yale have released their decisions a few days earlier. Both traditionally release their results on a single day like Harvard. I hence have a feeling that HLS should not get delayed either. Next week should be it.

[Edited by llmllm2020 on Mar 07, 2020]

This year Berkeley and Yale have released their decisions a few days earlier. Both traditionally release their results on a single day like Harvard. I hence have a feeling that HLS should not get delayed either. Next week should be it.
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NepAtty

This year Berkeley and Yale have released their decisions a few days earlier. Both traditionally release their results on a single day like Harvard. I hence have a feeling that HLS should not get delayed either. Next week should be it.
Agreed! Thursday - 12th - I think is when they will do it!

[quote]This year Berkeley and Yale have released their decisions a few days earlier. Both traditionally release their results on a single day like Harvard. I hence have a feeling that HLS should not get delayed either. Next week should be it. [/quote]Agreed! Thursday - 12th - I think is when they will do it!
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How many of you have a hunch/are fairly confident that you'll get in?

How many of you have a hunch/are fairly confident that you'll get in?
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llmllm2020

How many of you have a hunch/are fairly confident that you'll get in?


Not very sure about getting in.

I don't have much work experience, and I could have put in more effort into my personal essays. But I felt that my profile wasn't going to change in the next few years, so decided that this would be the best time to apply.

If not Harvard, will go to Cambridge, Oxford or Chicago - whichever turns out to be cheaper.

[quote]How many of you have a hunch/are fairly confident that you'll get in?[/quote]

Not very sure about getting in.

I don't have much work experience, and I could have put in more effort into my personal essays. But I felt that my profile wasn't going to change in the next few years, so decided that this would be the best time to apply.

If not Harvard, will go to Cambridge, Oxford or Chicago - whichever turns out to be cheaper.
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NepAtty

How many of you have a hunch/are fairly confident that you'll get in?

Hey, mine isn't black or white. :D
During law school, I was damn sure that I would get into one of these top law schools in the world for my LL.M.
Things changed with time.
At the time I thought I would apply (in September 2019), I was in a "let's give it a try, although there ain't much hope" phase.
At the time I submitted my application (December 1, 2019) I gained a lot more confidence that I'd get in.
Some weeks later, I became sure that I wouldn't get in, lost all my confidence/hopes for no reason.
Then again, I thought I might stand chances, afterall I wasn't as bad either! (hahaha :D)
Then I submitted my other two applications, to other two top-schools in Europe & America, and then found out that my HLS application was like a practice round, and it was too poorly prepared. Lost some confidence again!
And then I got acceptances from both of those other two schools I applied, I became A LOT MORE confident, as those had 32 & 23 seats in their LL.M. programs, respectively, and the general acceptance rate was far lower compared to that of HLS.
The confidence rose and rose, in the following few weeks. Till now. I think I would get in, for quite a good number of reasons.
(Although this might change in the following days, hahaha. Human nature.)
I felt relieved of anxiety as I wrote this. Whoever said "talking helps", was right! ;-)
Good luck to all of us :)

[quote]How many of you have a hunch/are fairly confident that you'll get in?[/quote]
Hey, mine isn't black or white. :D
During law school, I was damn sure that I would get into one of these top law schools in the world for my LL.M.
Things changed with time.
At the time I thought I would apply (in September 2019), I was in a "let's give it a try, although there ain't much hope" phase.
At the time I submitted my application (December 1, 2019) I gained a lot more confidence that I'd get in.
Some weeks later, I became sure that I wouldn't get in, lost all my confidence/hopes for no reason.
Then again, I thought I might stand chances, afterall I wasn't as bad either! (hahaha :D)
Then I submitted my other two applications, to other two top-schools in Europe & America, and then found out that my HLS application was like a practice round, and it was too poorly prepared. Lost some confidence again!
And then I got acceptances from both of those other two schools I applied, I became A LOT MORE confident, as those had 32 & 23 seats in their LL.M. programs, respectively, and the general acceptance rate was far lower compared to that of HLS.
The confidence rose and rose, in the following few weeks. Till now. I think I would get in, for quite a good number of reasons.
(Although this might change in the following days, hahaha. Human nature.)
I felt relieved of anxiety as I wrote this. Whoever said "talking helps", was right! ;-)
Good luck to all of us :)
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Han1989

How many of you have a hunch/are fairly confident that you'll get in?


I don't think that anyone can be sure about getting admitted to HLS. The School has a vast pool of applicants as almost all potential LLM candidates apply to HLS and it will be the top-choice school for most of such applicants.

[quote]How many of you have a hunch/are fairly confident that you'll get in?[/quote]

I don't think that anyone can be sure about getting admitted to HLS. The School has a vast pool of applicants as almost all potential LLM candidates apply to HLS and it will be the top-choice school for most of such applicants.
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BatikBoo11



I’m sorry! :( to Harvard?

Does anyone know the relationship between the processes for in-country comps and at Harvard? Ie if your country selects you is it just a question of getting admitted?



It holds no weight to admission. Frank Knox for example do not even tell Harvard that you’ve been offered.


@BatikBoo11: I was informed by the Fellowship that Harvard informs the graduate schools of the conditional offer and I was instructed to email the HLS Admission Team to have the Frank Knox Fellowship added to my file. To the extent you haven't also already done this, it may be helpful to notify them. Given the small margins we are dealing with, it may prove useful.


Hey, yes. I did let the school know before. I meant that there is no further selection process after Jan. Thanks for the heads up - you’re very kind. Best of luck to you.

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Anyone apply Frank Knox?[/quote]
I did, but I'm an idiot and sent the wrong essay to them.
I'm not holding out much hope for admission.[/quote]

I’m sorry! :( to Harvard?

Does anyone know the relationship between the processes for in-country comps and at Harvard? Ie if your country selects you is it just a question of getting admitted?[/quote]


It holds no weight to admission. Frank Knox for example do not even tell Harvard that you’ve been offered. [/quote]

@BatikBoo11: I was informed by the Fellowship that Harvard informs the graduate schools of the conditional offer and I was instructed to email the HLS Admission Team to have the Frank Knox Fellowship added to my file. To the extent you haven't also already done this, it may be helpful to notify them. Given the small margins we are dealing with, it may prove useful.[/quote]

Hey, yes. I did let the school know before. I meant that there is no further selection process after Jan. Thanks for the heads up - you’re very kind. Best of luck to you.
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BatikBoo11

How many of you have a hunch/are fairly confident that you'll get in?


I don’t think most people feel a hunch. We’re all strong candidates but you never really know.

There’s also factors like how many people are applying from our respective countries to think about as well. HLS has a reputation for having one of the most diverse LLM cohorts in the world.

I’m trying to be positive but also practice gratitude - if I’m rejected, I’m just happy I applied because I never felt I was good enough before. No regrets :)

[Edited by BatikBoo11 on Mar 08, 2020]

[quote]How many of you have a hunch/are fairly confident that you'll get in?[/quote]

I don’t think most people feel a hunch. We’re all strong candidates but you never really know.

There’s also factors like how many people are applying from our respective countries to think about as well. HLS has a reputation for having one of the most diverse LLM cohorts in the world.

I’m trying to be positive but also practice gratitude - if I’m rejected, I’m just happy I applied because I never felt I was good enough before. No regrets :)
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Leaves of ...

How many of you have a hunch/are fairly confident that you'll get in?

It's all really a gamble. All of us here are extremely qualified and good enough for Harvard. But the admissions process can be fairly random and subjective. If I get in, I'll be happy and grateful. If I don't, I won't exactly be shocked. Let's hope for the best and good luck!

[Edited by Leaves of Lorien on Mar 08, 2020]

[quote]How many of you have a hunch/are fairly confident that you'll get in?[/quote]
It's all really a gamble. All of us here are extremely qualified and good enough for Harvard. But the admissions process can be fairly random and subjective. If I get in, I'll be happy and grateful. If I don't, I won't exactly be shocked. Let's hope for the best and good luck!
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How many of you think that it's possible for them to get the decisions out today or tomorrow itself, or anytime even before the 15th of March?

How many of you think that it's possible for them to get the decisions out today or tomorrow itself, or anytime even before the 15th of March?
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How many of you think that it's possible for them to get the decisions out today or tomorrow itself, or anytime even before the 15th of March?


I don't think so. I know we are all excited for the results. However, they have never released it before the 15th - why would they now? As it is Sunday, maybe they will release them this Friday. But I guess it will be Monday in a week!




[quote]How many of you think that it's possible for them to get the decisions out today or tomorrow itself, or anytime even before the 15th of March?[/quote]

I don't think so. I know we are all excited for the results. However, they have never released it before the 15th - why would they now? As it is Sunday, maybe they will release them this Friday. But I guess it will be Monday in a week!
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llmllm2020

Today would be a bit too early. But Harvard seems to be releasing decisions a day or two earlier every year. Because last year was March 14, I wouldn't be surprised if we get decisions in another 3-4 days.

Today would be a bit too early. But Harvard seems to be releasing decisions a day or two earlier every year. Because last year was March 14, I wouldn't be surprised if we get decisions in another 3-4 days.
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