Harvard LLM 2015-2016


dchatur

Does anyone know if not using the LSAC to apply to HLS has affected admission decisions in the past?

Does anyone know if not using the LSAC to apply to HLS has affected admission decisions in the past?

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llmhls

Does anyone know if not using the LSAC to apply to HLS has affected admission decisions in the past?



It does not, I did not use lsac and got in and it was the same with some colegues so, dont worry about stupid things like that...

<blockquote>Does anyone know if not using the LSAC to apply to HLS has affected admission decisions in the past?

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It does not, I did not use lsac and got in and it was the same with some colegues so, dont worry about stupid things like that...
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dchatur

Does anyone know if not using the LSAC to apply to HLS has affected admission decisions in the past?



It does not, I did not use lsac and got in and it was the same with some colegues so, dont worry about stupid things like that...


Thanks :D I couldn't afford LSAC's services.

<blockquote><blockquote>Does anyone know if not using the LSAC to apply to HLS has affected admission decisions in the past?

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It does not, I did not use lsac and got in and it was the same with some colegues so, dont worry about stupid things like that...</blockquote>

Thanks :D I couldn't afford LSAC's services.
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tma

Hey guys,
I just received a status update on the application mentioning they are in the middle of review.

Hey guys,
I just received a status update on the application mentioning they are in the middle of review.

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Has anyone received a status update on the application? Usually Harvard sends a message early February, notifying that they are in the middle of review, or little more than in the middle....


I have just received this message now. Has anyone else received it? Check your e-mails.

<blockquote>Has anyone received a status update on the application? Usually Harvard sends a message early February, notifying that they are in the middle of review, or little more than in the middle....
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I have just received this message now. Has anyone else received it? Check your e-mails.
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Dmcj

Same here and it seems that this year decisions are gonna take longer than March 19.

Same here and it seems that this year decisions are gonna take longer than March 19.
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imnc

its annoying that hls takes forever to make decisions. Chicago is the best, as is columbia and cambridge if they come out with it soon. For a Dec 1 deadline HLS is realy slow. what do they do with so much time that other universities do not need

its annoying that hls takes forever to make decisions. Chicago is the best, as is columbia and cambridge if they come out with it soon. For a Dec 1 deadline HLS is realy slow. what do they do with so much time that other universities do not need
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I received the update e-mail as well.They will release admissions decisions by the end of March.

I received the update e-mail as well.They will release admissions decisions by the end of March.
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forzik

In terms of actual numbers, does anybody know the usual application volume at Harvard LLM (maybe from recent years) ?

In terms of actual numbers, does anybody know the usual application volume at Harvard LLM (maybe from recent years) ?
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Ian90

Hi Forzik,

I think there were 1800 applicants last year.

Hi Forzik,

I think there were 1800 applicants last year.
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pundit

end of March is really late, especially when you consider the fact that off-campus housing may be tough to get, and all other arrangements need to be done...

I will be coming to Cambridge, MA as a visiting scholar, and I did spend some time at Harvard before (2007 and 2011-2012), if you have any practical questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

end of March is really late, especially when you consider the fact that off-campus housing may be tough to get, and all other arrangements need to be done...

I will be coming to Cambridge, MA as a visiting scholar, and I did spend some time at Harvard before (2007 and 2011-2012), if you have any practical questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
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dchatur

End of March has always meant the third Monday of March. At least for the last 5 years.

End of March has always meant the third Monday of March. At least for the last 5 years.
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end of March is really late, especially when you consider the fact that off-campus housing may be tough to get, and all other arrangements need to be done...

I will be coming to Cambridge, MA as a visiting scholar, and I did spend some time at Harvard before (2007 and 2011-2012), if you have any practical questions, don't hesitate to contact me.


Hello,

Good to see you.Based on your experience, what criteria does HLS use for admitting students for LLM? what do they really look for in the application and how can one increase one's likelihood of getting accepted for LLM at HLS.Thanks alot.

<blockquote>end of March is really late, especially when you consider the fact that off-campus housing may be tough to get, and all other arrangements need to be done...

I will be coming to Cambridge, MA as a visiting scholar, and I did spend some time at Harvard before (2007 and 2011-2012), if you have any practical questions, don't hesitate to contact me.</blockquote>

Hello,

Good to see you.Based on your experience, what criteria does HLS use for admitting students for LLM? what do they really look for in the application and how can one increase one's likelihood of getting accepted for LLM at HLS.Thanks alot.
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pundit


Good to see you.Based on your experience, what criteria does HLS use for admitting students for LLM? what do they really look for in the application and how can one increase one's likelihood of getting accepted for LLM at HLS.Thanks alot.


it is really difficult to separate guesswork from reality. I have not read successful and unsuccessful applications to be able to compare. From my experience, most Harvard LL.M. students are well-rounded, experienced (professionally and/or academically), often international travelers with varied interests. Some people are admitted straight after their studies, some are above 40 and have vast experience. There are usually informal quotas for regions/countries as well...

<blockquote>
Good to see you.Based on your experience, what criteria does HLS use for admitting students for LLM? what do they really look for in the application and how can one increase one's likelihood of getting accepted for LLM at HLS.Thanks alot.</blockquote>

it is really difficult to separate guesswork from reality. I have not read successful and unsuccessful applications to be able to compare. From my experience, most Harvard LL.M. students are well-rounded, experienced (professionally and/or academically), often international travelers with varied interests. Some people are admitted straight after their studies, some are above 40 and have vast experience. There are usually informal quotas for regions/countries as well...
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Great to come across somehow who has some idea. I was wondering how important was the academic performance in the first degree of law? My LLB (which is from UK) wasnt great but I have other degrees (namely BBA and MBA) from other countries where my results were in the top 2%. I also have law practice experience of more than 7 years. I was wondering what are my chances of getting in at harvard with these qualifications?

Great to come across somehow who has some idea. I was wondering how important was the academic performance in the first degree of law? My LLB (which is from UK) wasnt great but I have other degrees (namely BBA and MBA) from other countries where my results were in the top 2%. I also have law practice experience of more than 7 years. I was wondering what are my chances of getting in at harvard with these qualifications?
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pundit

Great to come across somehow who has some idea. I was wondering how important was the academic performance in the first degree of law? My LLB (which is from UK) wasnt great but I have other degrees (namely BBA and MBA) from other countries where my results were in the top 2%. I also have law practice experience of more than 7 years. I was wondering what are my chances of getting in at harvard with these qualifications?


IMHBHO your LLB would not necessarily disqualify you. The number of LLMs from Bangladesh is very small, though (I know one alumnus).

<blockquote>Great to come across somehow who has some idea. I was wondering how important was the academic performance in the first degree of law? My LLB (which is from UK) wasnt great but I have other degrees (namely BBA and MBA) from other countries where my results were in the top 2%. I also have law practice experience of more than 7 years. I was wondering what are my chances of getting in at harvard with these qualifications?</blockquote>

IMHBHO your LLB would not necessarily disqualify you. The number of LLMs from Bangladesh is very small, though (I know one alumnus).
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Good to see you.Based on your experience, what criteria does HLS use for admitting students for LLM? what do they really look for in the application and how can one increase one's likelihood of getting accepted for LLM at HLS.Thanks alot.


it is really difficult to separate guesswork from reality. I have not read successful and unsuccessful applications to be able to compare. From my experience, most Harvard LL.M. students are well-rounded, experienced (professionally and/or academically), often international travelers with varied interests. Some people are admitted straight after their studies, some are above 40 and have vast experience. There are usually informal quotas for regions/countries as well...


Could you please shed light on what you exactly mean by "well rounded " and " have varied interests".Thanks a lot in advance.

<blockquote><blockquote>
Good to see you.Based on your experience, what criteria does HLS use for admitting students for LLM? what do they really look for in the application and how can one increase one's likelihood of getting accepted for LLM at HLS.Thanks alot.</blockquote>

it is really difficult to separate guesswork from reality. I have not read successful and unsuccessful applications to be able to compare. From my experience, most Harvard LL.M. students are well-rounded, experienced (professionally and/or academically), often international travelers with varied interests. Some people are admitted straight after their studies, some are above 40 and have vast experience. There are usually informal quotas for regions/countries as well... </blockquote>

Could you please shed light on what you exactly mean by "well rounded " and " have varied interests".Thanks a lot in advance.
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pundit

I mean that Harvard LL.M. studenta I met often had varied interests and hobbies (from running, through martial arts, to modern literature or art, but also comics, etc.). Many had traveled before coming to Cambridge, many had international degrees. But there really is no clear pattern, I think - and also, HLS values diversity, so there likely will be a composition of people from different counries (which means that competition is not entirely international).

I mean that Harvard LL.M. studenta I met often had varied interests and hobbies (from running, through martial arts, to modern literature or art, but also comics, etc.). Many had traveled before coming to Cambridge, many had international degrees. But there really is no clear pattern, I think - and also, HLS values diversity, so there likely will be a composition of people from different counries (which means that competition is not entirely international).
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Any news from Harvard?

Any news from Harvard?
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suzie1588

hi Javier, nope. dchatur has helpfully pointed out that admissions decisions have been released on the 3rd Monday of March in the last 5 years.

hi Javier, nope. dchatur has helpfully pointed out that admissions decisions have been released on the 3rd Monday of March in the last 5 years.
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