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aooleary
And does anyone get waitlisted?


I got waitlisted. Anyone else? Am wondering what my chances are now...let the waiting begin again, lol!
<blockquote>And does anyone get waitlisted?</blockquote>

I got waitlisted. Anyone else? Am wondering what my chances are now...let the waiting begin again, lol!
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waitgirl
Got in! Rejection from Columbia defeated all my hopes. I still cant believe it.
Got in! Rejection from Columbia defeated all my hopes. I still cant believe it.
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To all who didn't get admitted - take heart - the same happened me last year, and I have received an acceptance this year. Good luck!
To all who didn't get admitted - take heart - the same happened me last year, and I have received an acceptance this year. Good luck!
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To all who didn't get admitted - take heart - the same happened me last year, and I have received an acceptance this year. Good luck!


Any chance you'd feel like telling us how you changed your application? x

and congratulations!!
<blockquote>To all who didn't get admitted - take heart - the same happened me last year, and I have received an acceptance this year. Good luck!</blockquote>

Any chance you'd feel like telling us how you changed your application? x

and congratulations!!
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C.Sophie
Yes please share !

Congrats :)
Yes please share !

Congrats :)
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j.a.
Hey there guys!

I'm a current LLM student at HLS and decided to pop in one year after the day I received my own admission letter to check in on you. Congrats to those who got through as well as those who didn't, but who nevertheless got admitted to great schools like Stanford, Columbia, NYU, and Chicago, not to mention Yale.

The HLS class of 2011 has a Facebook group titled "Harvard LL.M. Class of 2011", which is open to prospect students after you accept your offer. If I'm not mistaken, there is also a group for the 2012 class up and running -- your group!

To the newcomers, a quick piece of advice: Forget about all that talk about the LLM being the best year of your life. Life at HLS is pretty challenging, and while it may be rewarding in personal terms, it won't definitely give you the most fun you'll ever get. If you just want to take a year off work and relax, choose somewhere else.

Last, I wonder if there are any Brazilians here who made their way to HLS this year. If so, please do get in touch.

Once again congratulations to all on their achievement to HLS and elsewhere.

Best,

J.A.
Class of 2011
Hey there guys!

I'm a current LLM student at HLS and decided to pop in one year after the day I received my own admission letter to check in on you. Congrats to those who got through as well as those who didn't, but who nevertheless got admitted to great schools like Stanford, Columbia, NYU, and Chicago, not to mention Yale.

The HLS class of 2011 has a Facebook group titled "Harvard LL.M. Class of 2011", which is open to prospect students after you accept your offer. If I'm not mistaken, there is also a group for the 2012 class up and running -- your group!

To the newcomers, a quick piece of advice: Forget about all that talk about the LLM being the best year of your life. Life at HLS is pretty challenging, and while it may be rewarding in personal terms, it won't definitely give you the most fun you'll ever get. If you just want to take a year off work and relax, choose somewhere else.

Last, I wonder if there are any Brazilians here who made their way to HLS this year. If so, please do get in touch.

Once again congratulations to all on their achievement to HLS and elsewhere.

Best,

J.A.
Class of 2011

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MLSG22
well, got rejection letter this morning. will be going to Berkeley. Congrats all!
well, got rejection letter this morning. will be going to Berkeley. Congrats all!
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canada40
pieinthesky123: Thank you for your word of advise. Personnaly, I got rejected last year and once again this year. I have stellar credential. Just to let people know that Harvard is a tough school to get into. All the best to all of you.

P.S.: By the way, I got the message. I wil not reapply a third time.
pieinthesky123: Thank you for your word of advise. Personnaly, I got rejected last year and once again this year. I have stellar credential. Just to let people know that Harvard is a tough school to get into. All the best to all of you.

P.S.: By the way, I got the message. I wil not reapply a third time.
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Congratulations to all those being accepted to Harvard! I got the Yes result as well. But I am still deciding which law school I should attend. I'd like to hear your opinions on Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and even Berkeley and Michigan? Which law school is the first choice for purusing an SJD and eventually an academic career?


Hi there,

My name is Goncalo Ribeiro. I am an SJD candidate at Harvard Law School. Like you, I applied to the LLM program, back in 2006, with an eye on the SJD. I am now nearing the end of my journey here at Harvard. (You can check my SJD webpage using this URL (http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/degrees/gradprogram/sjd/sjd-current-students/gon%C3%A7alo-de-almeida-ribeiro.html)

Congratulations on your admission to so many top law schools. It seems as though you have a tough decision to make. Harvard or Yale? Thats an age-old question! I see that a big factor in your decision is which school affords the best opportunities for pursuing doctoral studies and securing a job in the academia, by which I take it that you mean the US law school market. If that is indeed an important, perhaps the crucial, variable in your choice, I am pretty confident that youd be making a very big mistake by going to Yale instead of Harvard. You can make a case, unpersuasive in my view, that Yales LLM program is better than Harvards, or at least better for candidates with a certain profile. Yale has all the advantages of a smaller school with a much more homogenous faculty engaged in intellectual disputes of the family quarrel type. That is reassuring for risk adverse candidates. Harvards main strengths are the sheer amount of human and material resources at the disposal of its students, and the unparalleled variety of methodological approaches embodied in the largest and most diverse faculty body of any US law school (or any law school anywhere in the world, for that matter). That makes up for what is a thrilling and challenging intellectual environment, in stark contrast to Yales more comforting and close-knit intellectual community.

Those are the basic terms of your choice if your aim is to obtain an LLM degree. Its an entirely different matter if your main goal is applying to the doctoral program, and eventually getting a teaching job in a US law school. HLS has by far the better organized and intelligently designed doctoral program of any US law school. Its a serious Ph.D. program in all respects; indeed, it is structured as a Ph.D. program. Candidates spend the first year to year and a half of their studies doing independent research on a minimum of three fields, under the supervision of a tenured faculty member per field. That so-called reading year culminates with an oral exam conducted by all supervisors, typically in the office of the main supervisor. While they are researching, first-years are offered a methodology seminar which covers the nuts and bolts of legal theory and law and interdisciplinary studies. Each session of the seminar is led by a faculty member who is an expert on the topic of the session. After the oral exam, a candidate must present a reformulated version of his project to his peers, supervisors and other faculty members who are interested in the project. The setting for such presentations is the so-called SJD colloquium. The colloquium is held almost every week and is, so to speak, the official residence of the SJD community. After the first colloquium, a candidate starts working on her thesis, which is finally defended before the appointed readers and presented to the community in the second colloquium.

These are not just pretty flowers. The academic market has took them as good evidence that HLS forms academics that are better equipped than those coming from other schools to become good teachers and researchers. As a result, the record of HLS SJD graduates getting teaching jobs in top U.S. law schools is far superior to that of any other SJD program. Recent graduates (last 2-3 years) have secured tenure track positions at places such as Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard, Boston University, Boston College, and many other top schools. I invite you to find out how many Yale SJD graduates landed equivalent academic jobs; youll be disappointed.

Harvards SJD program is not just the better home for intellectual development; it is also the better place to build an academic career. If your main goal really is to become an academic, all strategic and substantive reasons converge in a single direction: pick Harvard over Yale.
<blockquote>Congratulations to all those being accepted to Harvard! I got the Yes result as well. But I am still deciding which law school I should attend. I'd like to hear your opinions on Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and even Berkeley and Michigan? Which law school is the first choice for purusing an SJD and eventually an academic career?</blockquote>

Hi there,

My name is Goncalo Ribeiro. I am an SJD candidate at Harvard Law School. Like you, I applied to the LLM program, back in 2006, with an eye on the SJD. I am now nearing the end of my journey here at Harvard. (You can check my SJD webpage using this URL (http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/degrees/gradprogram/sjd/sjd-current-students/gon%C3%A7alo-de-almeida-ribeiro.html)

Congratulations on your admission to so many top law schools. It seems as though you have a tough decision to make. Harvard or Yale? That’s an age-old question! I see that a big factor in your decision is which school affords the best opportunities for pursuing doctoral studies and securing a job in the academia, by which I take it that you mean the US law school market. If that is indeed an important, perhaps the crucial, variable in your choice, I am pretty confident that you’d be making a very big mistake by going to Yale instead of Harvard. You can make a case, unpersuasive in my view, that Yale’s LLM program is better than Harvard’s, or at least better for candidates with a certain profile. Yale has all the advantages of a smaller school with a much more homogenous faculty engaged in intellectual disputes of the “family quarrel” type. That is reassuring for risk adverse candidates. Harvard’s main strengths are the sheer amount of human and material resources at the disposal of its students, and the unparalleled variety of methodological approaches embodied in the largest and most diverse faculty body of any US law school (or any law school anywhere in the world, for that matter). That makes up for what is a thrilling and challenging intellectual environment, in stark contrast to Yale’s more comforting and close-knit intellectual community.

Those are the basic terms of your choice if your aim is to obtain an LLM degree. It’s an entirely different matter if your main goal is applying to the doctoral program, and eventually getting a teaching job in a US law school. HLS has by far the better organized and intelligently designed doctoral program of any US law school. It’s a serious Ph.D. program in all respects; indeed, it is structured as a Ph.D. program. Candidates spend the first year to year and a half of their studies doing independent research on a minimum of three fields, under the supervision of a tenured faculty member per field. That so-called “reading year” culminates with an oral exam conducted by all supervisors, typically in the office of the main supervisor. While they are researching, first-years are offered a methodology seminar which covers the “nuts and bolts” of legal theory and law and interdisciplinary studies. Each session of the seminar is led by a faculty member who is an expert on the topic of the session. After the oral exam, a candidate must present a reformulated version of his project to his peers, supervisors and other faculty members who are interested in the project. The setting for such presentations is the so-called SJD colloquium. The colloquium is held almost every week and is, so to speak, the official residence of the SJD community. After the first colloquium, a candidate starts working on her thesis, which is finally defended before the appointed readers and presented to the community in the second colloquium.

These are not just pretty flowers. The academic market has took them as good evidence that HLS forms academics that are better equipped than those coming from other schools to become good teachers and researchers. As a result, the record of HLS SJD graduates getting teaching jobs in top U.S. law schools is far superior to that of any other SJD program. Recent graduates (last 2-3 years) have secured tenure track positions at places such as Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard, Boston University, Boston College, and many other top schools. I invite you to find out how many Yale SJD graduates landed equivalent academic jobs; you’ll be disappointed.

Harvard’s SJD program is not just the better home for intellectual development; it is also the better place to build an academic career. If your main goal really is to become an academic, all strategic and substantive reasons converge in a single direction: pick Harvard over Yale.
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Does anyone have a link to the Class of 2012 Facebook group?
Does anyone have a link to the Class of 2012 Facebook group?
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NYAdjunct
Does one need an LLM to get into the SJD program? I am a lawyer who was just offered a tenure track position at a 4th tier ABA accredited law school. I was thinking that an LLM or SJD from a top 5 school would eventually help me move to a teaching position at a higher tier school (assuming I later want to move), because I got my JD from a 3rd tier school (although I graduated in the top 3% of my class). I understand that some professors pursue SJD's while working (which is difficult to do while pursuing an LLM).
Does one need an LLM to get into the SJD program? I am a lawyer who was just offered a tenure track position at a 4th tier ABA accredited law school. I was thinking that an LLM or SJD from a top 5 school would eventually help me move to a teaching position at a higher tier school (assuming I later want to move), because I got my JD from a 3rd tier school (although I graduated in the top 3% of my class). I understand that some professors pursue SJD's while working (which is difficult to do while pursuing an LLM).

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vdv1981
Rejected for Harvard and waitlisted for Columbia.. can somebody explain some objective criteria? :)
Rejected for Harvard and waitlisted for Columbia.. can somebody explain some objective criteria? :)
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If anyone from New Zealand also got into Harvard I would love to hear from them :)
If anyone from New Zealand also got into Harvard I would love to hear from them :)
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LucyDB
Got accepted by Harvard, Columbia & Berkeley... anyone else is facing tomorrow's deadline at Columbia?? I really don't know yet what to chose!
Got accepted by Harvard, Columbia & Berkeley... anyone else is facing tomorrow's deadline at Columbia?? I really don't know yet what to chose!
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MarcT
Congratulations from Cambridge, MA, to all those who made it. I was on this board about a year ago so I know how you all feel.

You can safely ignore the comments by my classmate up there - the LL.M. has a very good chance of becoming the best year of your lives.
Congratulations from Cambridge, MA, to all those who made it. I was on this board about a year ago so I know how you all feel.

You can safely ignore the comments by my classmate up there - the LL.M. has a very good chance of becoming the best year of your lives.
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Emerald
Sadly got rejected by Harvard and will be going to Columbia. Congrats to all admitted!
Sadly got rejected by Harvard and will be going to Columbia. Congrats to all admitted!
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My Fellow LLMers,

It is with great pleasure that I inform you of my academic fate. I currently hold scholarship offers from Mon Calamari State University, Endor Galactic Academy and Harvard Law School. I wonder if any of you could advise me of which of these esteemed establishments is the most prominent in the field of Interplanetary Arbitration and Ewok-Rights.

Many thanks,

Admiral Akbar
Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet
My Fellow LLMers,

It is with great pleasure that I inform you of my academic fate. I currently hold scholarship offers from Mon Calamari State University, Endor Galactic Academy and Harvard Law School. I wonder if any of you could advise me of which of these esteemed establishments is the most prominent in the field of Interplanetary Arbitration and Ewok-Rights.

Many thanks,

Admiral Akbar
Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet
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Haha! Hey MarcT! j.a. is in a complicated week... It's stress time for some of us with the paper deadlines arriving.

And that's the thing: there are stressful times, there are "best year of my life" moments and there are more placid, average times at the LL.M.
I guess in the end we'll fondly look back even at the stressful times (j.a.'s words!, out of the record, one week prior to the height of the stress) and it may well be that it was really the best year of our lives. Regardless of the "best year" controversy, what is safe to say is that it is a terrific year and that the Class of 2011-2012 will enjoy it a lot!

Welcome to you all, Class of 2011! You'll have a great time!
Doing an LL.M. (at Harvard and elsewhere, from what I hear unanimously from friends elsewhere) is a great experience! Lots of challenges, fun, stress, learning and getting to know things. A good mix!
Haha! Hey MarcT! j.a. is in a complicated week... It's stress time for some of us with the paper deadlines arriving.

And that's the thing: there are stressful times, there are "best year of my life" moments and there are more placid, average times at the LL.M.
I guess in the end we'll fondly look back even at the stressful times (j.a.'s words!, out of the record, one week prior to the height of the stress) and it may well be that it was really the best year of our lives. Regardless of the "best year" controversy, what is safe to say is that it is a terrific year and that the Class of 2011-2012 will enjoy it a lot!

Welcome to you all, Class of 2011! You'll have a great time!
Doing an LL.M. (at Harvard and elsewhere, from what I hear unanimously from friends elsewhere) is a great experience! Lots of challenges, fun, stress, learning and getting to know things. A good mix!
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Baluza
Congratulations to all who are admitte and I have a very humble request...

I got rejected for the second time...
I am unable to make out the reason of my rejection...and I have no clue what actuallyu Harvard wants...what is the criteria...

The admitted students can please share their credentials, work experiences and recommenders, publications if any...etc and everything else which made them stand different and got admitted...

Please guys...
If not in public post ...please P.M. me...

Thank you all in advance and congrats again...
Congratulations to all who are admitte and I have a very humble request...

I got rejected for the second time...
I am unable to make out the reason of my rejection...and I have no clue what actuallyu Harvard wants...what is the criteria...

The admitted students can please share their credentials, work experiences and recommenders, publications if any...etc and everything else which made them stand different and got admitted...

Please guys...
If not in public post ...please P.M. me...

Thank you all in advance and congrats again...
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raven
does anyone know the exact tution of HLS this year?
does anyone know the exact tution of HLS this year?
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