Harvard LLM 2015-2016


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I agree with you.

This forum has also helped me a lot because out of all the LL.M's I applied to in the regular track I have only gotten response by one. I haven't heard anything, not even rejections, from CLS, NYU, YLS, HLS.

I see many people receiving offers and it just increases my anxiety. However, we have to be glad that at least HLS is going to issue timely decisions sometime next week. With most of the other schools there is just uncertainty.

Good luck to everyone!

I agree with you.

This forum has also helped me a lot because out of all the LL.M's I applied to in the regular track I have only gotten response by one. I haven't heard anything, not even rejections, from CLS, NYU, YLS, HLS.

I see many people receiving offers and it just increases my anxiety. However, we have to be glad that at least HLS is going to issue timely decisions sometime next week. With most of the other schools there is just uncertainty.

Good luck to everyone!
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CzechOut

Very true, HLSJunkie. I myself only just registered but I have been reading this board for months now, taking a bit of solace in knowing that I'm not the only one feeling this dread (however horrible that sounds). It is rather interesting though that we invest this much energy into worrying over something that we no longer have control over:)

Good luck to all, a few more days.

Very true, HLSJunkie. I myself only just registered but I have been reading this board for months now, taking a bit of solace in knowing that I'm not the only one feeling this dread (however horrible that sounds). It is rather interesting though that we invest this much energy into worrying over something that we no longer have control over:)

Good luck to all, a few more days.
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jsd

For someone like me who only applied to Harvard and no where else, the wait is crushing.


Now here is a man (or woman) after my own heart.

<blockquote>For someone like me who only applied to Harvard and no where else, the wait is crushing. </blockquote>

Now here is a man (or woman) after my own heart.
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For someone like me who only applied to Harvard and no where else, the wait is crushing.


Now here is a man (or woman) after my own heart.


+ one here !

<blockquote><blockquote>For someone like me who only applied to Harvard and no where else, the wait is crushing. </blockquote>

Now here is a man (or woman) after my own heart.</blockquote>

+ one here !
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Fararara

I too check the forum religiously. I found it quite helpful and amusing when candidates shared their credentials. Perhaps we should do that to kill the wait?


S.

I too check the forum religiously. I found it quite helpful and amusing when candidates shared their credentials. Perhaps we should do that to kill the wait?


S.
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yvonnec

Hi guys,

Thought I'd share a bit of my background as well as I am still quite unsure about my chances for admission to HLS LLM program.

I am a law (jurisprudence) undergrad from Oxford and will be graduating this year. I have no work experiences except for summer vacation schemes (though I am pretty sure these won't count for much). I've got no publications at all but have a pretty good list of extra-curricular activities that I've been involved in during uni.

Is it true that American schools tend to favor more mature applicants with more experience? Is it common for them to accept fresh grads, or do they only do so when the younger applicants are exceptionally outstanding (ie top academics, black belt in karate, etc)?

I know that this will all be speculation, but any comments would be appreciated!

Thanks, and good luck to all other applicants!

Hi guys,

Thought I'd share a bit of my background as well as I am still quite unsure about my chances for admission to HLS LLM program.

I am a law (jurisprudence) undergrad from Oxford and will be graduating this year. I have no work experiences except for summer vacation schemes (though I am pretty sure these won't count for much). I've got no publications at all but have a pretty good list of extra-curricular activities that I've been involved in during uni.

Is it true that American schools tend to favor more mature applicants with more experience? Is it common for them to accept fresh grads, or do they only do so when the younger applicants are exceptionally outstanding (ie top academics, black belt in karate, etc)?

I know that this will all be speculation, but any comments would be appreciated!

Thanks, and good luck to all other applicants!
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Fararara

Yvonnec,


Nowhere is it specified that work experience is needed. I believe they do accept fresh graduates as long as you present a compelling application. A number of elements contribute to your eligibility -that include but are not limited to- grades, the personal essay, recommendations, extra curricular and so on. Graduating from Oxford certainly plays to your benefit. In addition, Harvard also takes into consideration your personal background and your country of citizenship since they are keen on diversity in their LLM. So they are essentially looking for an all-in-all interesting profile.

Also, I believe it is a good idea to mention in the personal essay why you chose to continue your education at a higher level straight away. So for instance I personally want to go into academia and thus for me an LLM seemed like the next logical step to take. I sure hope you did mention something of that sort in you essay. If not, then I suppose that shouldn't play against you.

I would personally say you have a good chance. Hope this is of some help. The decision is only days away so good luck and I do hope we can secure a place on the programme.


Best,
S.

Yvonnec,


Nowhere is it specified that work experience is needed. I believe they do accept fresh graduates as long as you present a compelling application. A number of elements contribute to your eligibility -that include but are not limited to- grades, the personal essay, recommendations, extra curricular and so on. Graduating from Oxford certainly plays to your benefit. In addition, Harvard also takes into consideration your personal background and your country of citizenship since they are keen on diversity in their LLM. So they are essentially looking for an all-in-all interesting profile.

Also, I believe it is a good idea to mention in the personal essay why you chose to continue your education at a higher level straight away. So for instance I personally want to go into academia and thus for me an LLM seemed like the next logical step to take. I sure hope you did mention something of that sort in you essay. If not, then I suppose that shouldn't play against you.

I would personally say you have a good chance. Hope this is of some help. The decision is only days away so good luck and I do hope we can secure a place on the programme.


Best,
S.
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Dear friends,

Does work experience of ,let's say, 5 or 6 years increase one's chances of getting into HLS?

Dear friends,

Does work experience of ,let's say, 5 or 6 years increase one's chances of getting into HLS?
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yvonnec

Harvard also takes into consideration your personal background and your country of citizenship since they are keen on diversity in their LLM. So they are essentially looking for an all-in-all interesting profile.

Also, I believe it is a good idea to mention in the personal essay why you chose to continue your education at a higher level straight away. So for instance I personally want to go into academia and thus for me an LLM seemed like the next logical step to take. I sure hope you did mention something of that sort in you essay. If not, then I suppose that shouldn't play against you.

I would personally say you have a good chance. Hope this is of some help. The decision is only days away so good luck and I do hope we can secure a place on the programme.


Best,
S.

Hi Sfam93,
Thanks for your reply. You mentioned that they take into account our background and country of citizenship. I was raised in Hong Kong but am Australian by nationality. Which pool of applicants do you think they'll put me into? Do they have a quota on how many applicants to admit from each country?

Thanks

Harvard also takes into consideration your personal background and your country of citizenship since they are keen on diversity in their LLM. So they are essentially looking for an all-in-all interesting profile.

Also, I believe it is a good idea to mention in the personal essay why you chose to continue your education at a higher level straight away. So for instance I personally want to go into academia and thus for me an LLM seemed like the next logical step to take. I sure hope you did mention something of that sort in you essay. If not, then I suppose that shouldn't play against you.

I would personally say you have a good chance. Hope this is of some help. The decision is only days away so good luck and I do hope we can secure a place on the programme.


Best,
S.</blockquote>

Hi Sfam93,
Thanks for your reply. You mentioned that they take into account our background and country of citizenship. I was raised in Hong Kong but am Australian by nationality. Which pool of applicants do you think they'll put me into? Do they have a quota on how many applicants to admit from each country?

Thanks
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jsd

Do they have a quota on how many applicants to admit from each country?

Thanks


There's an informal limit on all kinds of diversity factors - country, gender, age, background.

<blockquote> Do they have a quota on how many applicants to admit from each country?

Thanks</blockquote>

There's an informal limit on all kinds of diversity factors - country, gender, age, background.
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HLSJunkie

I wonder if any one here who already has an offer from another school has requested for an early decision from Harvard.

My understanding is that this is possible. Please share what the response of the School was if you have.

For the rest of us, Im taking bets on wether the decision comes the 16th or the 19th. Who wants to go all in hehhehehhe

I wonder if any one here who already has an offer from another school has requested for an early decision from Harvard.

My understanding is that this is possible. Please share what the response of the School was if you have.

For the rest of us, Im taking bets on wether the decision comes the 16th or the 19th. Who wants to go all in hehhehehhe
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law01

I wonder if any one here who already has an offer from another school has requested for an early decision from Harvard.

My understanding is that this is possible. Please share what the response of the School was if you have.

For the rest of us, Im taking bets on wether the decision comes the 16th or the 19th. Who wants to go all in hehhehehhe



My money is on the 23rd :p

<blockquote>I wonder if any one here who already has an offer from another school has requested for an early decision from Harvard.

My understanding is that this is possible. Please share what the response of the School was if you have.

For the rest of us, Im taking bets on wether the decision comes the 16th or the 19th. Who wants to go all in hehhehehhe</blockquote>


My money is on the 23rd :p
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Fararara

I say 23rd too

I say 23rd too
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hotpursuit

Tomorrow!

H

Tomorrow!

H
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CzechOut

Put me down for the 18th!

Put me down for the 18th!
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dchatur

18th!

18th!
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armlaw

I go for 23rd, since what I understand this year they have sent their usual status update much later than usual ;)
Good luck to All !

I go for 23rd, since what I understand this year they have sent their usual status update much later than usual ;)
Good luck to All !
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I will go for the 23rd too..

I will go for the 23rd too..
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LLMAdmis

They stated in their email that the snow had been a challenge for the admissions process this year. I don't know if it's the reason why we got the email later than previous years or it's just something they say every year, but I do hope the decisions won't be out so much later......

They stated in their email that the snow had been a challenge for the admissions process this year. I don't know if it's the reason why we got the email later than previous years or it's just something they say every year, but I do hope the decisions won't be out so much later......
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suzie1588

some sleuthing tells me that last year, the update email was sent on jan 27, and decisions were sent on march 19.

this year, the update email was sent comparatively late - feb 20 - so maybe we can expect results sometime next week?

23rd is my guess.

i have started Insanity to rid myself of the nervous energy. admissions committee, you're killing me.

some sleuthing tells me that last year, the update email was sent on jan 27, and decisions were sent on march 19.

this year, the update email was sent comparatively late - feb 20 - so maybe we can expect results sometime next week?

23rd is my guess.

i have started Insanity to rid myself of the nervous energy. admissions committee, you're killing me.
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