Harvard LLM 2017-2018


bankchief

I thought this forum was here to create a form of energy among us while we wait...Has anyone heard any news so far or any updates?

I thought this forum was here to create a form of energy among us while we wait...Has anyone heard any news so far or any updates?
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Poli

I thought this forum was here to create a form of energy among us while we wait...Has anyone heard any news so far or any updates?


nothing over here.. last thing I heard from Harvard was an email from their office mentioning they would be closed for the holidays, and also that "We will release all decisions at the same time toward the end of March. "

[quote]I thought this forum was here to create a form of energy among us while we wait...Has anyone heard any news so far or any updates?[/quote]

nothing over here.. last thing I heard from Harvard was an email from their office mentioning they would be closed for the holidays, and also that "We will release all decisions at the same time toward the end of March. "
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a233

I don't think we will hear from any of the top tier law schools anytime before the second half of Feb...

I don't think we will hear from any of the top tier law schools anytime before the second half of Feb...
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RV2017

I thought this forum was here to create a form of energy among us while we wait...Has anyone heard any news so far or any updates?


nothing over here.. last thing I heard from Harvard was an email from their office mentioning they would be closed for the holidays, and also that "We will release all decisions at the same time toward the end of March. "


I can just imagine the small heart attack you had upon reading "Harvard Law" at your mailbox.

[quote][quote]I thought this forum was here to create a form of energy among us while we wait...Has anyone heard any news so far or any updates?[/quote]

nothing over here.. last thing I heard from Harvard was an email from their office mentioning they would be closed for the holidays, and also that "We will release all decisions at the same time toward the end of March. "[/quote]

I can just imagine the small heart attack you had upon reading "Harvard Law" at your mailbox.
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Studyalong

I'm jumping into this thread. Hi everyone. Patiently awaiting a response towards the end of March.

I'm jumping into this thread. Hi everyone. Patiently awaiting a response towards the end of March.
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bankchief

We all are...... My problem with the entire process s that i can't seem to figure out any trend that applies to all successful applicants...Does any one of you have any insights? The wait is killing me badly

We all are...... My problem with the entire process s that i can't seem to figure out any trend that applies to all successful applicants...Does any one of you have any insights? The wait is killing me badly
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Inactive User

We all are...... My problem with the entire process s that i can't seem to figure out any trend that applies to all successful applicants...Does any one of you have any insights? The wait is killing me badly


Hi there! I just made a profile to join in on the wait. Happy to "meet" you all. I wanted to respond to say to ^^ that I don't think there is one general trend that applies to all admits - or else, Harvard wouldn't be considered a unique and diverse top law school. Therefore, I think that every admit has something unique to offer that Harvard liked about him or her! Of course, I'm not admissions, so I can't say for sure - just my insight.

[quote]We all are...... My problem with the entire process s that i can't seem to figure out any trend that applies to all successful applicants...Does any one of you have any insights? The wait is killing me badly
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Hi there! I just made a profile to join in on the wait. Happy to "meet" you all. I wanted to respond to say to ^^ that I don't think there is one general trend that applies to all admits - or else, Harvard wouldn't be considered a unique and diverse top law school. Therefore, I think that every admit has something unique to offer that Harvard liked about him or her! Of course, I'm not admissions, so I can't say for sure - just my insight.
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bankchief

Welcome @q8-falb, i am guessing we both can bring some live to this forum.

Welcome @q8-falb, i am guessing we both can bring some live to this forum.
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Welcome @q8-falb, i am guessing we both can bring some live to this forum.


Although I didn't apply to Harvard, I concur in that this forum needs some life.

[quote]Welcome @q8-falb, i am guessing we both can bring some live to this forum.
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Although I didn't apply to Harvard, I concur in that this forum needs some life.
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Inactive User

Welcome @q8-falb, i am guessing we both can bring some live to this forum.


Thank you for the welcome, @bankchief! I agree with you and @cheeseempanada that this forum needs some movement!

[quote]Welcome @q8-falb, i am guessing we both can bring some live to this forum.
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Thank you for the welcome, @bankchief! I agree with you and @cheeseempanada that this forum needs some movement!
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Inactive User

Looks like the future HLS LLM seats will be predominantly filled by sufferers in silence (not that this is necessarily a bad thing) :)
On a different note, I wonder when this year's decision is likely to arrive. For a number of years it was 3rd of 4th Monday of March, but lately the days of the week became more random - probably going to be on or before 20 March (Mon) this year...

Looks like the future HLS LLM seats will be predominantly filled by sufferers in silence (not that this is necessarily a bad thing) :)
On a different note, I wonder when this year's decision is likely to arrive. For a number of years it was 3rd of 4th Monday of March, but lately the days of the week became more random - probably going to be on or before 20 March (Mon) this year...
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Inactive User

Looks like the future HLS LLM seats will be predominantly filled by sufferers in silence (not that this is necessarily a bad thing) :)
On a different note, I wonder when this year's decision is likely to arrive. For a number of years it was 3rd of 4th Monday of March, but lately the days of the week became more random - probably going to be on or before 20 March (Mon) this year...


Haha. How did you come to that date? 20th or before?

[quote]Looks like the future HLS LLM seats will be predominantly filled by sufferers in silence (not that this is necessarily a bad thing) :)
On a different note, I wonder when this year's decision is likely to arrive. For a number of years it was 3rd of 4th Monday of March, but lately the days of the week became more random - probably going to be on or before 20 March (Mon) this year...[/quote]

Haha. How did you come to that date? 20th or before?
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Inactive User


Haha. How did you come to that date? 20th or before?

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Haha. How did you come to that date? 20th or before?[/quote]
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Inactive User


Haha. How did you come to that date? 20th or before?


Well, 20 March is a 3rd Monday, as per the "tradition" (if there even is one); besides it's end of spring break (e.g. last year and the year before that the decisions came through during spring break). But mostly this was just an uninformed guess:)


Interesting! I'll be interested to see if your theory works out this year! I, for one, hope so haha

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Haha. How did you come to that date? 20th or before?[/quote]

Well, 20 March is a 3rd Monday, as per the "tradition" (if there even is one); besides it's end of spring break (e.g. last year and the year before that the decisions came through during spring break). But mostly this was just an uninformed guess:)[/quote]

Interesting! I'll be interested to see if your theory works out this year! I, for one, hope so haha
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bankchief

Now.....I am shaking!!!

Now.....I am shaking!!!
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Inactive User

I got a general email today saying that application process was 'on track' to have offers out by the end of March ... if that's any help! :)

I got a general email today saying that application process was 'on track' to have offers out by the end of March ... if that's any help! :)
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That email is very heartening. One can imagine what some applicants must be going through. After reading about the Iranian Fullbright scholar, everyone knows the uncertainty is real. So, it was good to read that email.

That email is very heartening. One can imagine what some applicants must be going through. After reading about the Iranian Fullbright scholar, everyone knows the uncertainty is real. So, it was good to read that email.
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bankchief

Absolutely....Someone needs to put me out of this misery..

Absolutely....Someone needs to put me out of this misery..
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genesis

Hi everyone!

Like many of you, I anxiously await the results of my application. Apart from the admission decision, though, I am also very much interested in the results of my financial aid application. The scholarship grant that I secured from an external source is not enough to cover all the costs associated with studying for an LLM at Harvard, so even if I am admitted, if Harvard does not grant me a partial tuition waiver and a little more financial aid (on top of my external scholarship grant), I may be constrained to decline.

I am also growing increasingly anxious about the recent developments regarding the new administration's travel/immigration policy. I am not from any of the seven countries covered by the executive order. We received disturbing news, however, that a draft executive order is being considered for approval, this time covering my country. As you can imagine, this is really worrying. While I have no doubts that Harvard itself will not discriminate along racial and ethnic lines, its position will be rendered moot the moment I (and the rest of my fellow scholars) will be denied visas or even (God forbid!) detained at the airports upon our arrival this year. I know all of you in this forum understand how frustrating this must be. Applying for an LLM is not really a one-off thing. This takes years and years of preparation, timing, strategizing, building credentials, raising funds, doing research on all aspects of graduate school in the US -- you get the picture. I honestly do not know what I will do and how I will feel if everything I have done and sacrificed for these past years will be jeopardized by an overly-broad travel/immigration policy.

In any case, I continue to trust and hope that things will turn out right. My best wishes to everyone here, and here's wishing for positive news come March :)

Hi everyone!

Like many of you, I anxiously await the results of my application. Apart from the admission decision, though, I am also very much interested in the results of my financial aid application. The scholarship grant that I secured from an external source is not enough to cover all the costs associated with studying for an LLM at Harvard, so even if I am admitted, if Harvard does not grant me a partial tuition waiver and a little more financial aid (on top of my external scholarship grant), I may be constrained to decline.

I am also growing increasingly anxious about the recent developments regarding the new administration's travel/immigration policy. I am not from any of the seven countries covered by the executive order. We received disturbing news, however, that a draft executive order is being considered for approval, this time covering my country. As you can imagine, this is really worrying. While I have no doubts that Harvard itself will not discriminate along racial and ethnic lines, its position will be rendered moot the moment I (and the rest of my fellow scholars) will be denied visas or even (God forbid!) detained at the airports upon our arrival this year. I know all of you in this forum understand how frustrating this must be. Applying for an LLM is not really a one-off thing. This takes years and years of preparation, timing, strategizing, building credentials, raising funds, doing research on all aspects of graduate school in the US -- you get the picture. I honestly do not know what I will do and how I will feel if everything I have done and sacrificed for these past years will be jeopardized by an overly-broad travel/immigration policy.

In any case, I continue to trust and hope that things will turn out right. My best wishes to everyone here, and here's wishing for positive news come March :)
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Bhohr

Hi everyone!

Like many of you, I anxiously await the results of my application. Apart from the admission decision, though, I am also very much interested in the results of my financial aid application. The scholarship grant that I secured from an external source is not enough to cover all the costs associated with studying for an LLM at Harvard, so even if I am admitted, if Harvard does not grant me a partial tuition waiver and a little more financial aid (on top of my external scholarship grant), I may be constrained to decline.

I am also growing increasingly anxious about the recent developments regarding the new administration's travel/immigration policy. I am not from any of the seven countries covered by the executive order. We received disturbing news, however, that a draft executive order is being considered for approval, this time covering my country. As you can imagine, this is really worrying. While I have no doubts that Harvard itself will not discriminate along racial and ethnic lines, its position will be rendered moot the moment I (and the rest of my fellow scholars) will be denied visas or even (God forbid!) detained at the airports upon our arrival this year. I know all of you in this forum understand how frustrating this must be. Applying for an LLM is not really a one-off thing. This takes years and years of preparation, timing, strategizing, building credentials, raising funds, doing research on all aspects of graduate school in the US -- you get the picture. I honestly do not know what I will do and how I will feel if everything I have done and sacrificed for these past years will be jeopardized by an overly-broad travel/immigration policy.

In any case, I continue to trust and hope that things will turn out right. My best wishes to everyone here, and here's wishing for positive news come March :)


Considering Trump's motivation for those executive orders (regardless of their correctness), I don't see why he would include immigrants from an overwhelmingly catholic country...

[Edited by Bhohr on Feb 03, 2017]

[quote]Hi everyone!

Like many of you, I anxiously await the results of my application. Apart from the admission decision, though, I am also very much interested in the results of my financial aid application. The scholarship grant that I secured from an external source is not enough to cover all the costs associated with studying for an LLM at Harvard, so even if I am admitted, if Harvard does not grant me a partial tuition waiver and a little more financial aid (on top of my external scholarship grant), I may be constrained to decline.

I am also growing increasingly anxious about the recent developments regarding the new administration's travel/immigration policy. I am not from any of the seven countries covered by the executive order. We received disturbing news, however, that a draft executive order is being considered for approval, this time covering my country. As you can imagine, this is really worrying. While I have no doubts that Harvard itself will not discriminate along racial and ethnic lines, its position will be rendered moot the moment I (and the rest of my fellow scholars) will be denied visas or even (God forbid!) detained at the airports upon our arrival this year. I know all of you in this forum understand how frustrating this must be. Applying for an LLM is not really a one-off thing. This takes years and years of preparation, timing, strategizing, building credentials, raising funds, doing research on all aspects of graduate school in the US -- you get the picture. I honestly do not know what I will do and how I will feel if everything I have done and sacrificed for these past years will be jeopardized by an overly-broad travel/immigration policy.

In any case, I continue to trust and hope that things will turn out right. My best wishes to everyone here, and here's wishing for positive news come March :)[/quote]

Considering Trump's motivation for those executive orders (regardless of their correctness), I don't see why he would include immigrants from an overwhelmingly catholic country...
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