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Why don't you pay with the debit card?

You should also try and contact them and ask them.

Best,
H

Why don't you pay with the debit card?

You should also try and contact them and ask them.

Best,
H
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hobbit

Thank you very much!
Now I have another question and I would like to hear your advice please.
I have four letters of recommendation. Two from teachers, one from my actual boss (The director of National Agency) and one from an important human rights activist I used to worked with.
Since I can send three letters at the most, which one do you think I should send?
Thank you

i'd go with two teachers and one employer (either the present or the previous one whosoever you have worked with more extensively).

<blockquote>Thank you very much!
Now I have another question and I would like to hear your advice please.
I have four letters of recommendation. Two from teachers, one from my actual boss (The director of National Agency) and one from an important human rights activist I used to worked with.
Since I can send three letters at the most, which one do you think I should send?
Thank you
</blockquote>
i'd go with two teachers and one employer (either the present or the previous one whosoever you have worked with more extensively).
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Why don't you pay with the debit card?

You should also try and contact them and ask them.

Best,
H


My debit card was rejected because the Embark system and credit card uses an address verification whereas the debit card uses CCV codes. Hence they insist i must use a credit card which i do not have. Frankly i am running mad!

<blockquote>Why don't you pay with the debit card?

You should also try and contact them and ask them.

Best,
H</blockquote>

My debit card was rejected because the Embark system and credit card uses an address verification whereas the debit card uses CCV codes. Hence they insist i must use a credit card which i do not have. Frankly i am running mad!
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noble2014

Do I know accurately, right; HLS does not qualify a foreign lawyer to sit for the bar which is in the U.S?

Do I know accurately, right; HLS does not qualify a foreign lawyer to sit for the bar which is in the U.S?
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Jack13

Do I know accurately, right; HLS does not qualify a foreign lawyer to sit for the bar which is in the U.S?


If I am not mistaken, an LLM degree does qualify a foreign law graduate to sit for the bar in the states of New York and California.

<blockquote>Do I know accurately, right; HLS does not qualify a foreign lawyer to sit for the bar which is in the U.S?</blockquote>

If I am not mistaken, an LLM degree does qualify a foreign law graduate to sit for the bar in the states of New York and California.
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hobbit

Do I know accurately, right; HLS does not qualify a foreign lawyer to sit for the bar which is in the U.S?


If I am not mistaken, an LLM degree does qualify a foreign law graduate to sit for the bar in the states of New York and California.


Agree

<blockquote><blockquote>Do I know accurately, right; HLS does not qualify a foreign lawyer to sit for the bar which is in the U.S?</blockquote>

If I am not mistaken, an LLM degree does qualify a foreign law graduate to sit for the bar in the states of New York and California.</blockquote>

Agree
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llmhls

Hi guys, I went through this same procedure last year and as I was really gratefull for the information I could find on this page and at the same time frustrated that I could not talk to anyone who was acepted to the program I would like to help you out a bit if you have questions about the application.

To awnser some of your questions:

If you choose your courses right than you can sit the NY bar and some other bar exams in the usa

It is obviously better to send 3 LOR than 2, however, it is just one factor and it is better to send in 2 good LORs that 2 good LORs and one that is not really supportive. However, noone is expecting that your recomenders percieve you as the best student of all time (though it helpfs ofcourse if they support you strongly).

Hi guys, I went through this same procedure last year and as I was really gratefull for the information I could find on this page and at the same time frustrated that I could not talk to anyone who was acepted to the program I would like to help you out a bit if you have questions about the application.

To awnser some of your questions:

If you choose your courses right than you can sit the NY bar and some other bar exams in the usa

It is obviously better to send 3 LOR than 2, however, it is just one factor and it is better to send in 2 good LORs that 2 good LORs and one that is not really supportive. However, noone is expecting that your recomenders percieve you as the best student of all time (though it helpfs ofcourse if they support you strongly).

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Jack13

I understand from your nickname that you are currently enrolled in the HLS LLM program. First of all, congratulations!

I have a question regarding the PS. After describing the issue, the applicant is supposed to "propose a theoretical framework or a legal analysis or strategy to address this issue."

Could please provide us with some further comments?
I have already submitted the application, however, I now wonder if my personal statement correctly address the above-mentioned question. Although my ideas were clearly outlined, I didn't claim A SOLUTION. I framed a new approach to the issue which underlines the need for further investigation. I just thought that stating an ultimate opinion requires several pages. In this environment, it is hard (or I'd say impossible) to well develop a solution while keeping the piece under 1500 words.

I understand from your nickname that you are currently enrolled in the HLS LLM program. First of all, congratulations!

I have a question regarding the PS. After describing the issue, the applicant is supposed to "propose a theoretical framework or a legal analysis or strategy to address this issue."

Could please provide us with some further comments?
I have already submitted the application, however, I now wonder if my personal statement correctly address the above-mentioned question. Although my ideas were clearly outlined, I didn't claim A SOLUTION. I framed a new approach to the issue which underlines the need for further investigation. I just thought that stating an ultimate opinion requires several pages. In this environment, it is hard (or I'd say impossible) to well develop a solution while keeping the piece under 1500 words.
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llmhls

1500 words is not nearly enough to solve a complex issue and they are aware of that. If you describet a current topic, adressed the main issues and explained what your approach would be that is fine. The most important thing is that you show that you have basic legal writnig abilities...I personally had not put to much time into my essey because I was preparing for my national bar exam. I was not to satisfied with it, however it was sistematically written and structured. In the end it was enough. How it influenced my application in particular I do not know

1500 words is not nearly enough to solve a complex issue and they are aware of that. If you describet a current topic, adressed the main issues and explained what your approach would be that is fine. The most important thing is that you show that you have basic legal writnig abilities...I personally had not put to much time into my essey because I was preparing for my national bar exam. I was not to satisfied with it, however it was sistematically written and structured. In the end it was enough. How it influenced my application in particular I do not know
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noble2014

Hi guys, I went through this same procedure last year and as I was really gratefull for the information I could find on this page and at the same time frustrated that I could not talk to anyone who was acepted to the program I would like to help you out a bit if you have questions about the application.

To awnser some of your questions:

If you choose your courses right than you can sit the NY bar and some other bar exams in the usa

It is obviously better to send 3 LOR than 2, however, it is just one factor and it is better to send in 2 good LORs that 2 good LORs and one that is not really supportive. However, noone is expecting that your recomenders percieve you as the best student of all time (though it helpfs ofcourse if they support you strongly).



Thank you, and congratulations!

But I think HLS has not these right courses, has it? I mean HLS is not eligible for sitting a bar in the US.

<blockquote>Hi guys, I went through this same procedure last year and as I was really gratefull for the information I could find on this page and at the same time frustrated that I could not talk to anyone who was acepted to the program I would like to help you out a bit if you have questions about the application.

To awnser some of your questions:

If you choose your courses right than you can sit the NY bar and some other bar exams in the usa

It is obviously better to send 3 LOR than 2, however, it is just one factor and it is better to send in 2 good LORs that 2 good LORs and one that is not really supportive. However, noone is expecting that your recomenders percieve you as the best student of all time (though it helpfs ofcourse if they support you strongly).

</blockquote>

Thank you, and congratulations!

But I think HLS has not these right courses, has it? I mean HLS is not eligible for sitting a bar in the US.
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llmhls

Hi guys, I went through this same procedure last year and as I was really gratefull for the information I could find on this page and at the same time frustrated that I could not talk to anyone who was acepted to the program I would like to help you out a bit if you have questions about the application.

To awnser some of your questions:

If you choose your courses right than you can sit the NY bar and some other bar exams in the usa

It is obviously better to send 3 LOR than 2, however, it is just one factor and it is better to send in 2 good LORs that 2 good LORs and one that is not really supportive. However, noone is expecting that your recomenders percieve you as the best student of all time (though it helpfs ofcourse if they support you strongly).



Thank you, and congratulations!

But I think HLS has not these right courses, has it? I mean HLS is not eligible for sitting a bar in the US.


hls like every top law school has the general courses needed. Just some law schools that have special programs (tax law, international law...) could be exeptions because you have too many obligatory special courses so that you have no credits/time left for the requered courses. So dont worry about that...

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys, I went through this same procedure last year and as I was really gratefull for the information I could find on this page and at the same time frustrated that I could not talk to anyone who was acepted to the program I would like to help you out a bit if you have questions about the application.

To awnser some of your questions:

If you choose your courses right than you can sit the NY bar and some other bar exams in the usa

It is obviously better to send 3 LOR than 2, however, it is just one factor and it is better to send in 2 good LORs that 2 good LORs and one that is not really supportive. However, noone is expecting that your recomenders percieve you as the best student of all time (though it helpfs ofcourse if they support you strongly).

</blockquote>

Thank you, and congratulations!

But I think HLS has not these right courses, has it? I mean HLS is not eligible for sitting a bar in the US.
</blockquote>

hls like every top law school has the general courses needed. Just some law schools that have special programs (tax law, international law...) could be exeptions because you have too many obligatory special courses so that you have no credits/time left for the requered courses. So dont worry about that...
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shimmer

Hi everyone!

I would just like to solicit your opinion on the footnotes for the Personal Statement. According to the HLS website, footnotes are not included in the word count as long as they are limited to references and citations.

Does this prohibit the use of explanatory notes? Explanatory notes expound, elaborate, illustrate by way of examples, my assertions in the body of my Essay. Some explanatory notes can consume almost half the page.

Thank you very much for all your insights and comments on the above query!

Hi everyone!

I would just like to solicit your opinion on the footnotes for the Personal Statement. According to the HLS website, footnotes are not included in the word count as long as they are limited to references and citations.

Does this prohibit the use of explanatory notes? Explanatory notes expound, elaborate, illustrate by way of examples, my assertions in the body of my Essay. Some explanatory notes can consume almost half the page.

Thank you very much for all your insights and comments on the above query!
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hobbit

Hi everyone!

I would just like to solicit your opinion on the footnotes for the Personal Statement. According to the HLS website, footnotes are not included in the word count as long as they are limited to references and citations.

Does this prohibit the use of explanatory notes? Explanatory notes expound, elaborate, illustrate by way of examples, my assertions in the body of my Essay. Some explanatory notes can consume almost half the page.

Thank you very much for all your insights and comments on the above query!


i'd very much refrain from doing that. footnotes are required to be limited to references and anything beyond that may be counted - i won't take that risk if otherwise the essay already consumes the allocated 1500.

<blockquote>Hi everyone!

I would just like to solicit your opinion on the footnotes for the Personal Statement. According to the HLS website, footnotes are not included in the word count as long as they are limited to references and citations.

Does this prohibit the use of explanatory notes? Explanatory notes expound, elaborate, illustrate by way of examples, my assertions in the body of my Essay. Some explanatory notes can consume almost half the page.

Thank you very much for all your insights and comments on the above query! </blockquote>

i'd very much refrain from doing that. footnotes are required to be limited to references and anything beyond that may be counted - i won't take that risk if otherwise the essay already consumes the allocated 1500.
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Jack13

Hi everyone!

I would just like to solicit your opinion on the footnotes for the Personal Statement. According to the HLS website, footnotes are not included in the word count as long as they are limited to references and citations.

Does this prohibit the use of explanatory notes? Explanatory notes expound, elaborate, illustrate by way of examples, my assertions in the body of my Essay. Some explanatory notes can consume almost half the page.

Thank you very much for all your insights and comments on the above query!


According to what they state:

Footnotes do not count towards the overall word limit as long as they are limited to providing sources and citations.

I think you could technically do it. Indeed, you'd provide them with a citation. Even if I were wrong though, I want to be believe that an excellent candidate wouldn't be disqualified for one single footnote.

<blockquote>Hi everyone!

I would just like to solicit your opinion on the footnotes for the Personal Statement. According to the HLS website, footnotes are not included in the word count as long as they are limited to references and citations.

Does this prohibit the use of explanatory notes? Explanatory notes expound, elaborate, illustrate by way of examples, my assertions in the body of my Essay. Some explanatory notes can consume almost half the page.

Thank you very much for all your insights and comments on the above query! </blockquote>

According to what they state:

Footnotes do not count towards the overall word limit as long as they are limited to providing sources and citations.

I think you could technically do it. Indeed, you'd provide them with a citation. Even if I were wrong though, I want to be believe that an excellent candidate wouldn't be disqualified for one single footnote.
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sofiaM

Hi everyone, does anyone have any insight on the PS, especially part b).

I am torn between writing a PS about my life and my background rather than 'why I want to attend HU and why this LL.M. is important to me".

when reading other PS from JD students one often finds captivating stories about their struggles, life events that changed them, their childhood. Is this the kind of PS that the Admission officers wants to read?

Hi everyone, does anyone have any insight on the PS, especially part b).

I am torn between writing a PS about my life and my background rather than 'why I want to attend HU and why this LL.M. is important to me".

when reading other PS from JD students one often finds captivating stories about their struggles, life events that changed them, their childhood. Is this the kind of PS that the Admission officers wants to read?
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Paloma88

Hello everyone!
Two things:
First I would like to share with you this article about personal statements and just how important the really are http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120249/colleges-admissions-essay-questions-and-what-they-actually-reveal
Second I have a question: do you guys think it is too late to send my transcripts to LSAC in order for them to be ready before December 1st? I would be sending them today.
Thank you!!!

Hello everyone!
Two things:
First I would like to share with you this article about personal statements and just how important the really are http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120249/colleges-admissions-essay-questions-and-what-they-actually-reveal
Second I have a question: do you guys think it is too late to send my transcripts to LSAC in order for them to be ready before December 1st? I would be sending them today.
Thank you!!!
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grumpyJD

Hello everyone!
Two things:
First I would like to share with you this article about personal statements and just how important the really are http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120249/colleges-admissions-essay-questions-and-what-they-actually-reveal
Second I have a question: do you guys think it is too late to send my transcripts to LSAC in order for them to be ready before December 1st? I would be sending them today.
Thank you!!!


Please don't regard that article as an authority on the importance of personal statements in LLM applications. That article is talking about applications to undergraduate programs. In those situations, the admissions offices are receiving thousands of applicants with similar credentials: US High School GPAs, SAT scores, etc.. An LLM program is very different. The LLM admissions committees are reviewing a smaller number of applicants from different countries and educational systems. In our situation, the personal statement and letters of recommendation are very important.

<blockquote>Hello everyone!
Two things:
First I would like to share with you this article about personal statements and just how important the really are http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120249/colleges-admissions-essay-questions-and-what-they-actually-reveal
Second I have a question: do you guys think it is too late to send my transcripts to LSAC in order for them to be ready before December 1st? I would be sending them today.
Thank you!!! </blockquote>

Please don't regard that article as an authority on the importance of personal statements in LLM applications. That article is talking about applications to undergraduate programs. In those situations, the admissions offices are receiving thousands of applicants with similar credentials: US High School GPAs, SAT scores, etc.. An LLM program is very different. The LLM admissions committees are reviewing a smaller number of applicants from different countries and educational systems. In our situation, the personal statement and letters of recommendation are very important.
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Paloma88

Hello everyone!
Two things:
First I would like to share with you this article about personal statements and just how important the really are http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120249/colleges-admissions-essay-questions-and-what-they-actually-reveal
Second I have a question: do you guys think it is too late to send my transcripts to LSAC in order for them to be ready before December 1st? I would be sending them today.
Thank you!!!


Please don't regard that article as an authority on the importance of personal statements in LLM applications. That article is talking about applications to undergraduate programs. In those situations, the admissions offices are receiving thousands of applicants with similar credentials: US High School GPAs, SAT scores, etc.. An LLM program is very different. The LLM admissions committees are reviewing a smaller number of applicants from different countries and educational systems. In our situation, the personal statement and letters of recommendation are very important.



Oh! Ok! Well thank you for the info. I was very disappointed after reading the article. About how many applications for the LLM does Harvard receive every year?

<blockquote><blockquote>Hello everyone!
Two things:
First I would like to share with you this article about personal statements and just how important the really are http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120249/colleges-admissions-essay-questions-and-what-they-actually-reveal
Second I have a question: do you guys think it is too late to send my transcripts to LSAC in order for them to be ready before December 1st? I would be sending them today.
Thank you!!! </blockquote>

Please don't regard that article as an authority on the importance of personal statements in LLM applications. That article is talking about applications to undergraduate programs. In those situations, the admissions offices are receiving thousands of applicants with similar credentials: US High School GPAs, SAT scores, etc.. An LLM program is very different. The LLM admissions committees are reviewing a smaller number of applicants from different countries and educational systems. In our situation, the personal statement and letters of recommendation are very important.</blockquote>



Oh! Ok! Well thank you for the info. I was very disappointed after reading the article. About how many applications for the LLM does Harvard receive every year?
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grumpyJD

I have a vague memory that it's roughly 1500 applications (class of 150) but I can't remember where I saw the numbers so I could be wrong.

I have a vague memory that it's roughly 1500 applications (class of 150) but I can't remember where I saw the numbers so I could be wrong.
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AmyT

Hi guys,

Is the Embark application program not opening for anyone else? I can get to the Harvard admissions page, but can't seem to get a connection into the Embark server. Is anyone else having this problem?

thanks!

Hi guys,

Is the Embark application program not opening for anyone else? I can get to the Harvard admissions page, but can't seem to get a connection into the Embark server. Is anyone else having this problem?

thanks!
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