Harvard Law LLM 2018-2019


MV20178
Well Boys and Girls, this is it.
December 1st, 2017. The deadline.
Good luck to you all! I hope we can all see each other next august (preferably over a pint or two).

Also, I officially declare open the anxiety season!

Regards,

[Edited by MV20178 on Dec 01, 2017]

Well Boys and Girls, this is it.
December 1st, 2017. The deadline.
Good luck to you all! I hope we can all see each other next august (preferably over a pint or two).

Also, I officially declare open the anxiety season!

Regards,
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yentl_582
Finally done! Best of luck to everyone else :)
Finally done! Best of luck to everyone else :)
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yentl_582
Quick questions for anyone in the know - the email from Harvard acknowledging receipt of the application says that faculty members and senior administrators review the applications. Any idea which faculty members? Also - is there anyone here who has applied for an LLM that is not listed as one of the LLM concentrations? Are candidates who don't apply for the LLM concentrations at a disadvantage?
Quick questions for anyone in the know - the email from Harvard acknowledging receipt of the application says that faculty members and senior administrators review the applications. Any idea which faculty members? Also - is there anyone here who has applied for an LLM that is not listed as one of the LLM concentrations? Are candidates who don't apply for the LLM concentrations at a disadvantage?
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PatyPo
Hi everyone,

I have a funny/tragic relationship with the TOEFL test.

The first time I took it, without any previous focused preparation whatsoever, I have scored: R25, L28, S23, W24 (total: 100);
After some Youtube classes for speaking and writing, I took the test again and:
R24, L28, S26, W24 (total: 102);
Then I decided to study hard in order to get top grades, but what happened was:
R24, L30, S23, W28 (total: 105).

Notice that I have got at least 100 all the times I took the test, but none of it was at least 25 in each section. My doubt is whether I should use just the last one, even though I don't have enough on reading and speaking or I should send all the three tests, since if I am combining the scores, I would have everything above 25.

The problem is that maybe they can consider that I am not fluent enough because I needed to take the test several times.

Could you guys help me with that? Thank you very much!
Hi everyone,

I have a funny/tragic relationship with the TOEFL test.

The first time I took it, without any previous focused preparation whatsoever, I have scored: R25, L28, S23, W24 (total: 100);
After some Youtube classes for speaking and writing, I took the test again and:
R24, L28, S26, W24 (total: 102);
Then I decided to study hard in order to get top grades, but what happened was:
R24, L30, S23, W28 (total: 105).

Notice that I have got at least 100 all the times I took the test, but none of it was at least 25 in each section. My doubt is whether I should use just the last one, even though I don't have enough on reading and speaking or I should send all the three tests, since if I am combining the scores, I would have everything above 25.

The problem is that maybe they can consider that I am not fluent enough because I needed to take the test several times.

Could you guys help me with that? Thank you very much!
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leviathan
I had similar issues with LSAC - My recommendation is to call them and push it. LSAC had my transcript for three weeks and I was about to miss a deadline because of the wait on AACRAO verifications. I emailed LSAC and called and spoke to someone who was sympathetic but said she couldn't do anything. However, a day later, it was all done! I don't know if it was a coincidence but it is definitely worth a shot.


It was my understanding that the Dec. 1st deadline is independent from the day your transcripts are evaluated? My University had to resubmit my transcripts and they were sent around 3 weeks ago but I haven't yet received the automatic email from LSAC that they are being processed. According to an LSAC representative last Thursday, they are around 10 business days behind on schedule. But (!) she told me that it if I submit my application by Dec. 1 it does not matter if the transcripts are already evaluated. I hope that this is, in fact, true.

Anyway, good luck everybody! Hope to see you soon in Cambridge.
[quote]I had similar issues with LSAC - My recommendation is to call them and push it. LSAC had my transcript for three weeks and I was about to miss a deadline because of the wait on AACRAO verifications. I emailed LSAC and called and spoke to someone who was sympathetic but said she couldn't do anything. However, a day later, it was all done! I don't know if it was a coincidence but it is definitely worth a shot. [/quote]

It was my understanding that the Dec. 1st deadline is independent from the day your transcripts are evaluated? My University had to resubmit my transcripts and they were sent around 3 weeks ago but I haven't yet received the automatic email from LSAC that they are being processed. According to an LSAC representative last Thursday, they are around 10 business days behind on schedule. But (!) she told me that it if I submit my application by Dec. 1 it does not matter if the transcripts are already evaluated. I hope that this is, in fact, true.

Anyway, good luck everybody! Hope to see you soon in Cambridge.
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JJM5
Hi everyone,

I have a funny/tragic relationship with the TOEFL test.

The first time I took it, without any previous focused preparation whatsoever, I have scored: R25, L28, S23, W24 (total: 100);
After some Youtube classes for speaking and writing, I took the test again and:
R24, L28, S26, W24 (total: 102);
Then I decided to study hard in order to get top grades, but what happened was:
R24, L30, S23, W28 (total: 105).

Notice that I have got at least 100 all the times I took the test, but none of it was at least 25 in each section. My doubt is whether I should use just the last one, even though I don't have enough on reading and speaking or I should send all the three tests, since if I am combining the scores, I would have everything above 25.

The problem is that maybe they can consider that I am not fluent enough because I needed to take the test several times.

Could you guys help me with that? Thank you very much!


No worries. Every single TOEFL test is sufficient. It won't be a dealbreaker.
[quote]Hi everyone,

I have a funny/tragic relationship with the TOEFL test.

The first time I took it, without any previous focused preparation whatsoever, I have scored: R25, L28, S23, W24 (total: 100);
After some Youtube classes for speaking and writing, I took the test again and:
R24, L28, S26, W24 (total: 102);
Then I decided to study hard in order to get top grades, but what happened was:
R24, L30, S23, W28 (total: 105).

Notice that I have got at least 100 all the times I took the test, but none of it was at least 25 in each section. My doubt is whether I should use just the last one, even though I don't have enough on reading and speaking or I should send all the three tests, since if I am combining the scores, I would have everything above 25.

The problem is that maybe they can consider that I am not fluent enough because I needed to take the test several times.

Could you guys help me with that? Thank you very much![/quote]

No worries. Every single TOEFL test is sufficient. It won't be a dealbreaker.
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MV20178
Given that our applications are all out, I think is ok to ask now: What was your PS' Part A about? Was it related to your concentration area, or was just a current legal issue in your region?
Given that our applications are all out, I think is ok to ask now: What was your PS' Part A about? Was it related to your concentration area, or was just a current legal issue in your region?
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Given that our applications are all out, I think is ok to ask now: What was your PS' Part A about? Was it related to your concentration area, or was just a current legal issue in your region?


It was related to my concentration area. I figured writing about a completely different topic that is at odds with your PS or subjects of interest would not tie in well with the rest of the application. Plus it demonstrates that you think critically about your own area of interest.
[quote]Given that our applications are all out, I think is ok to ask now: What was your PS' Part A about? Was it related to your concentration area, or was just a current legal issue in your region?[/quote]

It was related to my concentration area. I figured writing about a completely different topic that is at odds with your PS or subjects of interest would not tie in well with the rest of the application. Plus it demonstrates that you think critically about your own area of interest.
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MV20178
Given that our applications are all out, I think is ok to ask now: What was your PS' Part A about? Was it related to your concentration area, or was just a current legal issue in your region?


It was related to my concentration area. I figured writing about a completely different topic that is at odds with your PS or subjects of interest would not tie in well with the rest of the application. Plus it demonstrates that you think critically about your own area of interest.


Hello Siddharthas,

Mine was also related to my concentration area. Your thoughts were exactly like mine in this subject.
I wrote about corporate corruption. This is a current legal (and political) issue in my country (Brazil) and related to my concentration area.
[quote][quote]Given that our applications are all out, I think is ok to ask now: What was your PS' Part A about? Was it related to your concentration area, or was just a current legal issue in your region?[/quote]

It was related to my concentration area. I figured writing about a completely different topic that is at odds with your PS or subjects of interest would not tie in well with the rest of the application. Plus it demonstrates that you think critically about your own area of interest. [/quote]

Hello Siddharthas,

Mine was also related to my concentration area. Your thoughts were exactly like mine in this subject.
I wrote about corporate corruption. This is a current legal (and political) issue in my country (Brazil) and related to my concentration area.
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