Harvard LLM 2016-2017


noble2014
Hi everyone,

I've just wanted to create a topic for who are going to apply to Harvard, and/or to get, or share information about this process.

2016-2017 LL.M. applications will be available in early September 2015.

It will be here before you know it!
Hi everyone,

I've just wanted to create a topic for who are going to apply to Harvard, and/or to get, or share information about this process.

2016-2017 LL.M. applications will be available in early September 2015.

It will be here before you know it!
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Hey Noble2014!

I've just begun the long application journey. I've begun my personal statements for Harvard despite the application deadline being months away. Where abouts are you applying? At this stage, I'm applying for Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU, Duke, Berkeley, Cornell and Georgetown.

Good to be in touch =)

CR
Hey Noble2014!

I've just begun the long application journey. I've begun my personal statements for Harvard despite the application deadline being months away. Where abouts are you applying? At this stage, I'm applying for Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU, Duke, Berkeley, Cornell and Georgetown.

Good to be in touch =)

CR
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noble2014
Hey Noble2014!

I've just begun the long application journey. I've begun my personal statements for Harvard despite the application deadline being months away. Where abouts are you applying? At this stage, I'm applying for Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU, Duke, Berkeley, Cornell and Georgetown.

Good to be in touch =)

CR


I am planning to apply to law schools which are listed in T14, as well. Harvard is my first choice, that's for sure.
Writing personal statement is the next step for me. We're on the same boat!
Good luck!
<blockquote>Hey Noble2014!

I've just begun the long application journey. I've begun my personal statements for Harvard despite the application deadline being months away. Where abouts are you applying? At this stage, I'm applying for Harvard, Yale, Columbia, NYU, Duke, Berkeley, Cornell and Georgetown.

Good to be in touch =)

CR</blockquote>

I am planning to apply to law schools which are listed in T14, as well. Harvard is my first choice, that's for sure.
Writing personal statement is the next step for me. We're on the same boat!
Good luck!
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Hi! I am interested in Harvard LLM, but I'm not sure whether I stand a chance.

I graduated from the top university in Hong Kong, but with a relatively weak 1st. I heard that Harvard emphasize your class ranking a lot?
Hi! I am interested in Harvard LLM, but I'm not sure whether I stand a chance.

I graduated from the top university in Hong Kong, but with a relatively weak 1st. I heard that Harvard emphasize your class ranking a lot?
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Jlybnn
I also would like to know whether I stand a chance. My GPA is around 3.15. A Harvard graduate told me that I shouldn't even bother applying. Any thoughts?
I also would like to know whether I stand a chance. My GPA is around 3.15. A Harvard graduate told me that I shouldn't even bother applying. Any thoughts?
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For LSAC, you will need to submit a rank statement. From what I have gathered, this is generally more telling about a candidate's academic ability than their raw GPA.
For LSAC, you will need to submit a rank statement. From what I have gathered, this is generally more telling about a candidate's academic ability than their raw GPA.
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Sazika
Hi All !

I will be applying to Harvard this year. Applications start from mid Sept. I have yet to begin writing my SOPs.

Great to connect with other LLM applicants here!
Hi All !

I will be applying to Harvard this year. Applications start from mid Sept. I have yet to begin writing my SOPs.

Great to connect with other LLM applicants here!
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noble2014
I don't understand why Harvard is not in top law schools for Science, Technology and Intellectual Property area.
Any idea?
I don't understand why Harvard is not in top law schools for Science, Technology and Intellectual Property area.
Any idea?
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Hello everybody, I am very new here, but while doing research I found this forum really helpful. I hope some of you will try to help. I know its every lawyers dream to study in HLS and thus it is hardest to get in, so I want to know if I am competitive to apply for Harvard LLM.

I am 23 years old and graduated Caucasus University Law School (REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA) last year with GPA 3.63, class rank 2nd (out of 30). I was enrolled in university with full government funding (for public university price) and was awarded by university to study for free. I was also awarded for student exchange program in Tallinn University of Technology Law School.

I worked in private sector for year and a half and now I work in National Bank of Georgia already six month. I have been member of most prestigious educational NGO Tbilisi School of Political Study which is a part of Council of Europe Political Schools system. I have published two reserch papers in Law reviews and I am a published author of two books of poetry.

Now you have information about me, so can you please tell me if I have a slight chance to get in HLS or am I just dreaming. My alternatives are Stanford (what an ambition, right?) and UCLA.

Please help out
Hello everybody, I am very new here, but while doing research I found this forum really helpful. I hope some of you will try to help. I know its every lawyers dream to study in HLS and thus it is hardest to get in, so I want to know if I am competitive to apply for Harvard LLM.

I am 23 years old and graduated Caucasus University Law School (REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA) last year with GPA 3.63, class rank 2nd (out of 30). I was enrolled in university with full government funding (for public university price) and was awarded by university to study for free. I was also awarded for student exchange program in Tallinn University of Technology Law School.

I worked in private sector for year and a half and now I work in National Bank of Georgia already six month. I have been member of most prestigious educational NGO Tbilisi School of Political Study which is a part of Council of Europe Political Schools system. I have published two reserch papers in Law reviews and I am a published author of two books of poetry.

Now you have information about me, so can you please tell me if I have a slight chance to get in HLS or am I just dreaming. My alternatives are Stanford (what an ambition, right?) and UCLA.

Please help out
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mrinali
Hello guys!

This is Mrinali here. I intend to apply for the Harvard LLM 2016 program! Still chalking out the essentials and figuring out the important requirements.

Apart from that, I intend to apply to the others in USA too including Columbia etc. Any leads on that.

Looking forward to connecting with all of you here!
Hello guys!

This is Mrinali here. I intend to apply for the Harvard LLM 2016 program! Still chalking out the essentials and figuring out the important requirements.

Apart from that, I intend to apply to the others in USA too including Columbia etc. Any leads on that.

Looking forward to connecting with all of you here!
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NaSa19
Hello everybody, I am very new here, but while doing research I found this forum really helpful. I hope some of you will try to help. I know its every lawyers dream to study in HLS and thus it is hardest to get in, so I want to know if I am competitive to apply for Harvard LLM.

I am 23 years old and graduated Caucasus University Law School (REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA) last year with GPA 3.63, class rank 2nd (out of 30). I was enrolled in university with full government funding (for public university price) and was awarded by university to study for free. I was also awarded for student exchange program in Tallinn University of Technology Law School.

I worked in private sector for year and a half and now I work in National Bank of Georgia already six month. I have been member of most prestigious educational NGO Tbilisi School of Political Study which is a part of Council of Europe Political Schools system. I have published two reserch papers in Law reviews and I am a published author of two books of poetry.

Now you have information about me, so can you please tell me if I have a slight chance to get in HLS or am I just dreaming. My alternatives are Stanford (what an ambition, right?) and UCLA.

Please help out


Sounds very interesting to me. Believe that strong reference letter will be of great help to boost your profile up. But please excuse my lack of knowledge in commenting on your profile - I am new to this forum and plan to apply to HLS this year too !

Look forward to receiving support and guidance from other successful applicants last years.
<blockquote>Hello everybody, I am very new here, but while doing research I found this forum really helpful. I hope some of you will try to help. I know its every lawyers dream to study in HLS and thus it is hardest to get in, so I want to know if I am competitive to apply for Harvard LLM.

I am 23 years old and graduated Caucasus University Law School (REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA) last year with GPA 3.63, class rank 2nd (out of 30). I was enrolled in university with full government funding (for public university price) and was awarded by university to study for free. I was also awarded for student exchange program in Tallinn University of Technology Law School.

I worked in private sector for year and a half and now I work in National Bank of Georgia already six month. I have been member of most prestigious educational NGO Tbilisi School of Political Study which is a part of Council of Europe Political Schools system. I have published two reserch papers in Law reviews and I am a published author of two books of poetry.

Now you have information about me, so can you please tell me if I have a slight chance to get in HLS or am I just dreaming. My alternatives are Stanford (what an ambition, right?) and UCLA.

Please help out </blockquote>

Sounds very interesting to me. Believe that strong reference letter will be of great help to boost your profile up. But please excuse my lack of knowledge in commenting on your profile - I am new to this forum and plan to apply to HLS this year too !

Look forward to receiving support and guidance from other successful applicants last years.
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Adastra
Hey guys,

I am a current LLM student at Harvard and I thought I would pop in to skim through the discussion as I know now is the time when students are preparing their applications. (If you have started writing it, good job - unlike me who decided to apply a month before the deadline...).

Just a few words of wisdom:
To all those who are posting their credentials on here and asking others to comment on their chances of getting into HLS - don't. Nobody can tell you what your chances are and that is because the admissions staff compare applications from people according to their country of origin/region and/or where they got their first law degree + compare students in similar life situations (ie are they just graduating or have they already worked for a few years?) + obviously, there is a benchmark. Also, they do not have quotas for different countries. It is an esoteric and complex process and that is why it takes them roughly four months to send out the decisions.

I understand why it may be comforting to hear that you do have a chance to get in (I know, I went through it last year) but it will honestly not help. Also, if you are researching personal statements - good job - but do not think that because one personal statement got the relevant student into the program, a similarly written statement will get you in too (some students may have got in despite their personal statement). I would advise you to take any information you may learn about writing "the perfect application" with a (huge) pinch of salt as there is no such thing.

The best advice I may give you is to be honest and be you in the application because, believe me, they know bull*hit when they see it. Also, in terms of recommendations, I would advise you to write up a paragraph or two about what you intend to write in the application (future goals, why you are applying etc.) so that the referee can "align" his/her reference in accordance with your application.

If you are still thinking whether to apply or not, I suggest you try for you may be pleasantly surprised (like I was)!

Other than that, I wish you all good luck!

Best, A.
Hey guys,

I am a current LLM student at Harvard and I thought I would pop in to skim through the discussion as I know now is the time when students are preparing their applications. (If you have started writing it, good job - unlike me who decided to apply a month before the deadline...).

Just a few words of wisdom:
To all those who are posting their credentials on here and asking others to comment on their chances of getting into HLS - don't. Nobody can tell you what your chances are and that is because the admissions staff compare applications from people according to their country of origin/region and/or where they got their first law degree + compare students in similar life situations (ie are they just graduating or have they already worked for a few years?) + obviously, there is a benchmark. Also, they do not have quotas for different countries. It is an esoteric and complex process and that is why it takes them roughly four months to send out the decisions.

I understand why it may be comforting to hear that you do have a chance to get in (I know, I went through it last year) but it will honestly not help. Also, if you are researching personal statements - good job - but do not think that because one personal statement got the relevant student into the program, a similarly written statement will get you in too (some students may have got in despite their personal statement). I would advise you to take any information you may learn about writing "the perfect application" with a (huge) pinch of salt as there is no such thing.

The best advice I may give you is to be honest and be you in the application because, believe me, they know bull*hit when they see it. Also, in terms of recommendations, I would advise you to write up a paragraph or two about what you intend to write in the application (future goals, why you are applying etc.) so that the referee can "align" his/her reference in accordance with your application.

If you are still thinking whether to apply or not, I suggest you try for you may be pleasantly surprised (like I was)!

Other than that, I wish you all good luck!

Best, A.
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NaSa19
Hey guys,

I am a current LLM student at Harvard and I thought I would pop in to skim through the discussion as I know now is the time when students are preparing their applications. (If you have started writing it, good job - unlike me who decided to apply a month before the deadline...).

Just a few words of wisdom:
To all those who are posting their credentials on here and asking others to comment on their chances of getting into HLS - don't. Nobody can tell you what your chances are and that is because the admissions staff compare applications from people according to their country of origin/region and/or where they got their first law degree + compare students in similar life situations (ie are they just graduating or have they already worked for a few years?) + obviously, there is a benchmark. Also, they do not have quotas for different countries. It is an esoteric and complex process and that is why it takes them roughly four months to send out the decisions.

I understand why it may be comforting to hear that you do have a chance to get in (I know, I went through it last year) but it will honestly not help. Also, if you are researching personal statements - good job - but do not think that because one personal statement got the relevant student into the program, a similarly written statement will get you in too (some students may have got in despite their personal statement). I would advise you to take any information you may learn about writing "the perfect application" with a (huge) pinch of salt as there is no such thing.

The best advice I may give you is to be honest and be you in the application because, believe me, they know bull*hit when they see it. Also, in terms of recommendations, I would advise you to write up a paragraph or two about what you intend to write in the application (future goals, why you are applying etc.) so that the referee can "align" his/her reference in accordance with your application.

If you are still thinking whether to apply or not, I suggest you try for you may be pleasantly surprised (like I was)!

Other than that, I wish you all good luck!

Best, A.


Thanks for your insightful guidance !!!!

If I may ask, have you ever heard of Harvard granting an exception to accept IELTS for their LLM ?
<blockquote>Hey guys,

I am a current LLM student at Harvard and I thought I would pop in to skim through the discussion as I know now is the time when students are preparing their applications. (If you have started writing it, good job - unlike me who decided to apply a month before the deadline...).

Just a few words of wisdom:
To all those who are posting their credentials on here and asking others to comment on their chances of getting into HLS - don't. Nobody can tell you what your chances are and that is because the admissions staff compare applications from people according to their country of origin/region and/or where they got their first law degree + compare students in similar life situations (ie are they just graduating or have they already worked for a few years?) + obviously, there is a benchmark. Also, they do not have quotas for different countries. It is an esoteric and complex process and that is why it takes them roughly four months to send out the decisions.

I understand why it may be comforting to hear that you do have a chance to get in (I know, I went through it last year) but it will honestly not help. Also, if you are researching personal statements - good job - but do not think that because one personal statement got the relevant student into the program, a similarly written statement will get you in too (some students may have got in despite their personal statement). I would advise you to take any information you may learn about writing "the perfect application" with a (huge) pinch of salt as there is no such thing.

The best advice I may give you is to be honest and be you in the application because, believe me, they know bull*hit when they see it. Also, in terms of recommendations, I would advise you to write up a paragraph or two about what you intend to write in the application (future goals, why you are applying etc.) so that the referee can "align" his/her reference in accordance with your application.

If you are still thinking whether to apply or not, I suggest you try for you may be pleasantly surprised (like I was)!

Other than that, I wish you all good luck!

Best, A.</blockquote>

Thanks for your insightful guidance !!!!

If I may ask, have you ever heard of Harvard granting an exception to accept IELTS for their LLM ?
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noble2014
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noble2014
Hey guys,

I am a current LLM student at Harvard and I thought I would pop in to skim through the discussion as I know now is the time when students are preparing their applications. (If you have started writing it, good job - unlike me who decided to apply a month before the deadline...).

Just a few words of wisdom:
To all those who are posting their credentials on here and asking others to comment on their chances of getting into HLS - don't. Nobody can tell you what your chances are and that is because the admissions staff compare applications from people according to their country of origin/region and/or where they got their first law degree + compare students in similar life situations (ie are they just graduating or have they already worked for a few years?) + obviously, there is a benchmark. Also, they do not have quotas for different countries. It is an esoteric and complex process and that is why it takes them roughly four months to send out the decisions.

I understand why it may be comforting to hear that you do have a chance to get in (I know, I went through it last year) but it will honestly not help. Also, if you are researching personal statements - good job - but do not think that because one personal statement got the relevant student into the program, a similarly written statement will get you in too (some students may have got in despite their personal statement). I would advise you to take any information you may learn about writing "the perfect application" with a (huge) pinch of salt as there is no such thing.

The best advice I may give you is to be honest and be you in the application because, believe me, they know bull*hit when they see it. Also, in terms of recommendations, I would advise you to write up a paragraph or two about what you intend to write in the application (future goals, why you are applying etc.) so that the referee can "align" his/her reference in accordance with your application.

If you are still thinking whether to apply or not, I suggest you try for you may be pleasantly surprised (like I was)!

Other than that, I wish you all good luck!

Best, A.


Thanks for your insightful guidance !!!!

If I may ask, have you ever heard of Harvard granting an exception to accept IELTS for their LLM ?


I personally asked them, and they said no, they do not accept IELTS scores.

<blockquote><blockquote>Hey guys,

I am a current LLM student at Harvard and I thought I would pop in to skim through the discussion as I know now is the time when students are preparing their applications. (If you have started writing it, good job - unlike me who decided to apply a month before the deadline...).

Just a few words of wisdom:
To all those who are posting their credentials on here and asking others to comment on their chances of getting into HLS - don't. Nobody can tell you what your chances are and that is because the admissions staff compare applications from people according to their country of origin/region and/or where they got their first law degree + compare students in similar life situations (ie are they just graduating or have they already worked for a few years?) + obviously, there is a benchmark. Also, they do not have quotas for different countries. It is an esoteric and complex process and that is why it takes them roughly four months to send out the decisions.

I understand why it may be comforting to hear that you do have a chance to get in (I know, I went through it last year) but it will honestly not help. Also, if you are researching personal statements - good job - but do not think that because one personal statement got the relevant student into the program, a similarly written statement will get you in too (some students may have got in despite their personal statement). I would advise you to take any information you may learn about writing "the perfect application" with a (huge) pinch of salt as there is no such thing.

The best advice I may give you is to be honest and be you in the application because, believe me, they know bull*hit when they see it. Also, in terms of recommendations, I would advise you to write up a paragraph or two about what you intend to write in the application (future goals, why you are applying etc.) so that the referee can "align" his/her reference in accordance with your application.

If you are still thinking whether to apply or not, I suggest you try for you may be pleasantly surprised (like I was)!

Other than that, I wish you all good luck!

Best, A.</blockquote>

Thanks for your insightful guidance !!!!

If I may ask, have you ever heard of Harvard granting an exception to accept IELTS for their LLM ?


I personally asked them, and they said no, they do not accept IELTS scores.

</blockquote>
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NaSa19
Hey guys,

I am a current LLM student at Harvard and I thought I would pop in to skim through the discussion as I know now is the time when students are preparing their applications. (If you have started writing it, good job - unlike me who decided to apply a month before the deadline...).

Just a few words of wisdom:
To all those who are posting their credentials on here and asking others to comment on their chances of getting into HLS - don't. Nobody can tell you what your chances are and that is because the admissions staff compare applications from people according to their country of origin/region and/or where they got their first law degree + compare students in similar life situations (ie are they just graduating or have they already worked for a few years?) + obviously, there is a benchmark. Also, they do not have quotas for different countries. It is an esoteric and complex process and that is why it takes them roughly four months to send out the decisions.

I understand why it may be comforting to hear that you do have a chance to get in (I know, I went through it last year) but it will honestly not help. Also, if you are researching personal statements - good job - but do not think that because one personal statement got the relevant student into the program, a similarly written statement will get you in too (some students may have got in despite their personal statement). I would advise you to take any information you may learn about writing "the perfect application" with a (huge) pinch of salt as there is no such thing.

The best advice I may give you is to be honest and be you in the application because, believe me, they know bull*hit when they see it. Also, in terms of recommendations, I would advise you to write up a paragraph or two about what you intend to write in the application (future goals, why you are applying etc.) so that the referee can "align" his/her reference in accordance with your application.

If you are still thinking whether to apply or not, I suggest you try for you may be pleasantly surprised (like I was)!

Other than that, I wish you all good luck!

Best, A.


Thanks for your insightful guidance !!!!

If I may ask, have you ever heard of Harvard granting an exception to accept IELTS for their LLM ?


I personally asked them, and they said no, they do not accept IELTS scores.




Thats strange :( I asked them too and they said they "may" consider it and one needs to use the waiver form ! But I wonder if in pratice such miracle has ever happened !

May I know your IELTS score, Noble2014 ?
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Hey guys,

I am a current LLM student at Harvard and I thought I would pop in to skim through the discussion as I know now is the time when students are preparing their applications. (If you have started writing it, good job - unlike me who decided to apply a month before the deadline...).

Just a few words of wisdom:
To all those who are posting their credentials on here and asking others to comment on their chances of getting into HLS - don't. Nobody can tell you what your chances are and that is because the admissions staff compare applications from people according to their country of origin/region and/or where they got their first law degree + compare students in similar life situations (ie are they just graduating or have they already worked for a few years?) + obviously, there is a benchmark. Also, they do not have quotas for different countries. It is an esoteric and complex process and that is why it takes them roughly four months to send out the decisions.

I understand why it may be comforting to hear that you do have a chance to get in (I know, I went through it last year) but it will honestly not help. Also, if you are researching personal statements - good job - but do not think that because one personal statement got the relevant student into the program, a similarly written statement will get you in too (some students may have got in despite their personal statement). I would advise you to take any information you may learn about writing "the perfect application" with a (huge) pinch of salt as there is no such thing.

The best advice I may give you is to be honest and be you in the application because, believe me, they know bull*hit when they see it. Also, in terms of recommendations, I would advise you to write up a paragraph or two about what you intend to write in the application (future goals, why you are applying etc.) so that the referee can "align" his/her reference in accordance with your application.

If you are still thinking whether to apply or not, I suggest you try for you may be pleasantly surprised (like I was)!

Other than that, I wish you all good luck!

Best, A.</blockquote>

Thanks for your insightful guidance !!!!

If I may ask, have you ever heard of Harvard granting an exception to accept IELTS for their LLM ?


I personally asked them, and they said no, they do not accept IELTS scores.

</blockquote></blockquote>


Thats strange :( I asked them too and they said they "may" consider it and one needs to use the waiver form ! But I wonder if in pratice such miracle has ever happened !

May I know your IELTS score, Noble2014 ?
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Adastra
Unfortunately, I don't as I completed my first law degree in the UK, sorry.
Unfortunately, I don't as I completed my first law degree in the UK, sorry.
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noble2014
Hey guys,

I am a current LLM student at Harvard and I thought I would pop in to skim through the discussion as I know now is the time when students are preparing their applications. (If you have started writing it, good job - unlike me who decided to apply a month before the deadline...).

Just a few words of wisdom:
To all those who are posting their credentials on here and asking others to comment on their chances of getting into HLS - don't. Nobody can tell you what your chances are and that is because the admissions staff compare applications from people according to their country of origin/region and/or where they got their first law degree + compare students in similar life situations (ie are they just graduating or have they already worked for a few years?) + obviously, there is a benchmark. Also, they do not have quotas for different countries. It is an esoteric and complex process and that is why it takes them roughly four months to send out the decisions.

I understand why it may be comforting to hear that you do have a chance to get in (I know, I went through it last year) but it will honestly not help. Also, if you are researching personal statements - good job - but do not think that because one personal statement got the relevant student into the program, a similarly written statement will get you in too (some students may have got in despite their personal statement). I would advise you to take any information you may learn about writing "the perfect application" with a (huge) pinch of salt as there is no such thing.

The best advice I may give you is to be honest and be you in the application because, believe me, they know bull*hit when they see it. Also, in terms of recommendations, I would advise you to write up a paragraph or two about what you intend to write in the application (future goals, why you are applying etc.) so that the referee can "align" his/her reference in accordance with your application.

If you are still thinking whether to apply or not, I suggest you try for you may be pleasantly surprised (like I was)!

Other than that, I wish you all good luck!

Best, A.


Thanks for your insightful guidance !!!!

If I may ask, have you ever heard of Harvard granting an exception to accept IELTS for their LLM ?


I personally asked them, and they said no, they do not accept IELTS scores.




Thats strange :( I asked them too and they said they "may" consider it and one needs to use the waiver form ! But I wonder if in pratice such miracle has ever happened !

May I know your IELTS score, Noble2014 ?


I didn't take IELTS. It was before I decided to take TOEFL, when I hesitated which exam score I should have.
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Hey guys,

I am a current LLM student at Harvard and I thought I would pop in to skim through the discussion as I know now is the time when students are preparing their applications. (If you have started writing it, good job - unlike me who decided to apply a month before the deadline...).

Just a few words of wisdom:
To all those who are posting their credentials on here and asking others to comment on their chances of getting into HLS - don't. Nobody can tell you what your chances are and that is because the admissions staff compare applications from people according to their country of origin/region and/or where they got their first law degree + compare students in similar life situations (ie are they just graduating or have they already worked for a few years?) + obviously, there is a benchmark. Also, they do not have quotas for different countries. It is an esoteric and complex process and that is why it takes them roughly four months to send out the decisions.

I understand why it may be comforting to hear that you do have a chance to get in (I know, I went through it last year) but it will honestly not help. Also, if you are researching personal statements - good job - but do not think that because one personal statement got the relevant student into the program, a similarly written statement will get you in too (some students may have got in despite their personal statement). I would advise you to take any information you may learn about writing "the perfect application" with a (huge) pinch of salt as there is no such thing.

The best advice I may give you is to be honest and be you in the application because, believe me, they know bull*hit when they see it. Also, in terms of recommendations, I would advise you to write up a paragraph or two about what you intend to write in the application (future goals, why you are applying etc.) so that the referee can "align" his/her reference in accordance with your application.

If you are still thinking whether to apply or not, I suggest you try for you may be pleasantly surprised (like I was)!

Other than that, I wish you all good luck!

Best, A.</blockquote>

Thanks for your insightful guidance !!!!

If I may ask, have you ever heard of Harvard granting an exception to accept IELTS for their LLM ?


I personally asked them, and they said no, they do not accept IELTS scores.

</blockquote></blockquote>


Thats strange :( I asked them too and they said they "may" consider it and one needs to use the waiver form ! But I wonder if in pratice such miracle has ever happened !

May I know your IELTS score, Noble2014 ?</blockquote>

I didn't take IELTS. It was before I decided to take TOEFL, when I hesitated which exam score I should have.
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SlowRunner
Hi guys! I have one question which some of you may find unreasonable and paranoid, but it keeps me awake for the last few nights so I would like to get some extra opinions. Few days ago, I have submitted the application. As for anyone else, it took me one month of exhaustive work to conclude it, in particular the personal statement.

However, I have just noticed that I did not include the word count at the end of the PS, although it is in fact below the 1500 maximum. I don't know how it happened, I was probably too tired/stressed out at the moment of uploading the docs, that it just slipped out of my mind and the applcation inspector does not recognize it...

Can some of you (someone who was applying before?), maybe someone with any experience with the Comittee, share some opinion on the range of this mistake? Will my PS be taken into account, is there any way to fix this mistake, is it possible that my application will be disregarded solely because of this oversight?

Please, I only want constructive opinions and advices. Any raised eyebrows or mocking comments are not helpful. :)

Thanks guys!
Hi guys! I have one question which some of you may find unreasonable and paranoid, but it keeps me awake for the last few nights so I would like to get some extra opinions. Few days ago, I have submitted the application. As for anyone else, it took me one month of exhaustive work to conclude it, in particular the personal statement.

However, I have just noticed that I did not include the word count at the end of the PS, although it is in fact below the 1500 maximum. I don't know how it happened, I was probably too tired/stressed out at the moment of uploading the docs, that it just slipped out of my mind and the applcation inspector does not recognize it...

Can some of you (someone who was applying before?), maybe someone with any experience with the Comittee, share some opinion on the range of this mistake? Will my PS be taken into account, is there any way to fix this mistake, is it possible that my application will be disregarded solely because of this oversight?

Please, I only want constructive opinions and advices. Any raised eyebrows or mocking comments are not helpful. :)

Thanks guys!
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Hi guys! I have one question which some of you may find unreasonable and paranoid, but it keeps me awake for the last few nights so I would like to get some extra opinions. Few days ago, I have submitted the application. As for anyone else, it took me one month of exhaustive work to conclude it, in particular the personal statement.

However, I have just noticed that I did not include the word count at the end of the PS, although it is in fact below the 1500 maximum. I don't know how it happened, I was probably too tired/stressed out at the moment of uploading the docs, that it just slipped out of my mind and the applcation inspector does not recognize it...

Can some of you (someone who was applying before?), maybe someone with any experience with the Comittee, share some opinion on the range of this mistake? Will my PS be taken into account, is there any way to fix this mistake, is it possible that my application will be disregarded solely because of this oversight?

Please, I only want constructive opinions and advices. Any raised eyebrows or mocking comments are not helpful. :)

Thanks guys!


Strange.... I have never heard of that requirement !
<blockquote>Hi guys! I have one question which some of you may find unreasonable and paranoid, but it keeps me awake for the last few nights so I would like to get some extra opinions. Few days ago, I have submitted the application. As for anyone else, it took me one month of exhaustive work to conclude it, in particular the personal statement.

However, I have just noticed that I did not include the word count at the end of the PS, although it is in fact below the 1500 maximum. I don't know how it happened, I was probably too tired/stressed out at the moment of uploading the docs, that it just slipped out of my mind and the applcation inspector does not recognize it...

Can some of you (someone who was applying before?), maybe someone with any experience with the Comittee, share some opinion on the range of this mistake? Will my PS be taken into account, is there any way to fix this mistake, is it possible that my application will be disregarded solely because of this oversight?

Please, I only want constructive opinions and advices. Any raised eyebrows or mocking comments are not helpful. :)

Thanks guys!</blockquote>

Strange.... I have never heard of that requirement !
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