Harvard legal issue and personal statement


Pinz
Hi all,

Are we supposed to write legal issue and personal statement for harvard together or we can write it as (a) and (b) parts.

Any guidance will be of much help.
Thanks.
Hi all,

Are we supposed to write legal issue and personal statement for harvard together or we can write it as (a) and (b) parts.

Any guidance will be of much help.
Thanks.
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LLMbyM
As I was told,

it should be one personal statement consisting of two parts, with part about the issue constituting no less then a half of that, and overall word limit does not exceed 1500 words.
As I was told,

it should be one personal statement consisting of two parts, with part about the issue constituting no less then a half of that, and overall word limit does not exceed 1500 words.
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Pinz
Thanks for your reply mariia615.
Thanks for your reply mariia615.
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kollaps
Does anyone know whether it's mandatory or at least advisable to follow the usual "American writing pattern" in exposing our legal issue in HLS personal statement?

I mean, given the limited amount of words for the personal statement, should nonetheless part A be preceded by a brief summary/abstract stating the main points of your legal issue or not?

I would argue not, since an abstract itself could easily exceed the whole word limit. But I'd like to hear your opinions.

Thanks!
Does anyone know whether it's mandatory or at least advisable to follow the usual "American writing pattern" in exposing our legal issue in HLS personal statement?

I mean, given the limited amount of words for the personal statement, should nonetheless part A be preceded by a brief summary/abstract stating the main points of your legal issue or not?

I would argue not, since an abstract itself could easily exceed the whole word limit. But I'd like to hear your opinions.

Thanks!
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OMC901
Are you still busy with it? I thought I was the only one. I won't include an abstract because of the word limit. The whole essay will be quite short anyway. Just my 2cents, however.

Another question: footnotes - yes or no?
Are you still busy with it? I thought I was the only one. I won't include an abstract because of the word limit. The whole essay will be quite short anyway. Just my 2cents, however.

Another question: footnotes - yes or no?
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kollaps
Sadly, yes.
As for footnotes, HLS FAQ no. 22 states that "Footnotes do not count towards the overall word limit as long as they are limited to providing sources and citations".

Good luck!
Sadly, yes.
As for footnotes, HLS FAQ no. 22 states that "Footnotes do not count towards the overall word limit as long as they are limited to providing sources and citations".

Good luck!
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OMC901
Thanks a lot! I was worried about my word limit. Good luck to you, too!
Thanks a lot! I was worried about my word limit. Good luck to you, too!
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zejeplay
Thanks a lot! I was worried about my word limit. Good Luck"


Folks, I wish all of you good luck. I still recall my anxiety about this time last year while applying to HLS LLM program. I got admitted and life here is read, read, read & read. No one ever gets satisfied with their application to HLS. But I urge you to do your best, and most important of all - highlight your unique legal experience and how your training at HLS will strengthen that experience. Good luck.
<blockquote>Thanks a lot! I was worried about my word limit. Good Luck"</blockquote>

Folks, I wish all of you good luck. I still recall my anxiety about this time last year while applying to HLS LLM program. I got admitted and life here is read, read, read & read. No one ever gets satisfied with their application to HLS. But I urge you to do your best, and most important of all - highlight your unique legal experience and how your training at HLS will strengthen that experience. Good luck.
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Thanks zejeplay for your inputs.

Could you help me with one more question please - do parts A and B of the personal statement get evaluated by the same person. I am making a reference in part B to the legal issue I have written about in part A. If different people review both parts, that line in part B may not make much sense. Would you have any idea?
Thanks zejeplay for your inputs.

Could you help me with one more question please - do parts A and B of the personal statement get evaluated by the same person. I am making a reference in part B to the legal issue I have written about in part A. If different people review both parts, that line in part B may not make much sense. Would you have any idea?
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