How many students were admitted to HLS this year?


Nail
Hi guys,

the answer to this question seems obvious, if one reads from the website that the LLM class consists of 150 students. However, I am sure that HLS sent admission offers to a greater number of people. FOr those of you who have been so lucky as to be admitted, may I ask you to share here how many people were on the admitted students' list that you received in your admission package?
I'm very curious cause I've been placed on the waiting list, thus my chances will depend on the numbers in your list. I'd obviuously greatly appreciate this kind of cooperation. Thanks a lot for the info!
Hi guys,

the answer to this question seems obvious, if one reads from the website that the LLM class consists of 150 students. However, I am sure that HLS sent admission offers to a greater number of people. FOr those of you who have been so lucky as to be admitted, may I ask you to share here how many people were on the admitted students' list that you received in your admission package?
I'm very curious cause I've been placed on the waiting list, thus my chances will depend on the numbers in your list. I'd obviuously greatly appreciate this kind of cooperation. Thanks a lot for the info!
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mwythu
I've been admitted thus got the admission list, around 220 students this year. Good luck to you~~~
I've been admitted thus got the admission list, around 220 students this year. Good luck to you~~~
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Nail
Thanks a lot for your post. I wish you the best for your LLM!
Thanks a lot for your post. I wish you the best for your LLM!
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wow, so HLS has admitted a larger class this year (220 this year) than in previous years (150!). this makes it a bit more painful not to be admitted, because i assume they admitted more people per country than previous years and yet i did not get in. may i know how many people were admitted from malaysia, china, japan and philippines and singapore? thanks very much!

P.S. i got in columbia so at least i have a school :)
wow, so HLS has admitted a larger class this year (220 this year) than in previous years (150!). this makes it a bit more painful not to be admitted, because i assume they admitted more people per country than previous years and yet i did not get in. may i know how many people were admitted from malaysia, china, japan and philippines and singapore? thanks very much!

P.S. i got in columbia so at least i have a school :)
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mwythu
although HLS enrolls much more people in aggregate, I believe there is not that much increase on the quota of each country.
China (my home country): 14 this year, three more than last year;
Japan: 9 this year, 5 last year
malaysia: 0 this year, 0 last year
philippines: 2 this year, 3 last year
although HLS enrolls much more people in aggregate, I believe there is not that much increase on the quota of each country.
China (my home country): 14 this year, three more than last year;
Japan: 9 this year, 5 last year
malaysia: 0 this year, 0 last year
philippines: 2 this year, 3 last year
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thank you very much mwythu! and congratulations for your hls admission! 祝贺!
thank you very much mwythu! and congratulations for your hls admission! 祝贺!
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P.E.T.
wow, so HLS has admitted a larger class this year (220 this year) than in previous years (150!). this makes it a bit more painful not to be admitted, because i assume they admitted more people per country than previous years and yet i did not get in. may i know how many people were admitted from malaysia, china, japan and philippines and singapore? thanks very much!

P.S. i got in columbia so at least i have a school :)


Observe the difference between the number of students "enrolled" and students "admitted". The latter number is usually higher.
<blockquote>wow, so HLS has admitted a larger class this year (220 this year) than in previous years (150!). this makes it a bit more painful not to be admitted, because i assume they admitted more people per country than previous years and yet i did not get in. may i know how many people were admitted from malaysia, china, japan and philippines and singapore? thanks very much!

P.S. i got in columbia so at least i have a school :)</blockquote>

Observe the difference between the number of students "enrolled" and students "admitted". The latter number is usually higher.
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although HLS enrolls much more people in aggregate, I believe there is not that much increase on the quota of each country.
China (my home country): 14 this year, three more than last year;
Japan: 9 this year, 5 last year
malaysia: 0 this year, 0 last year
philippines: 2 this year, 3 last year


Do you know how many was admitted from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland? Thanks alot:)
<blockquote>although HLS enrolls much more people in aggregate, I believe there is not that much increase on the quota of each country.
China (my home country): 14 this year, three more than last year;
Japan: 9 this year, 5 last year
malaysia: 0 this year, 0 last year
philippines: 2 this year, 3 last year
</blockquote>

Do you know how many was admitted from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland? Thanks alot:)
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And how many from Italy?
And how many from Italy?
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mwythu
Sorry, it is "admitted" not "enrolled", but for Harvard, not much difference I think.
For your other questions. 4 from italy, 4 from Sweden, 2 from Danmark, no one from Norway, nobody from Finland.1 from Egypt

I am an undergraduate without any working experience, I have a decent GPA and rank, nothing much else. I do not know why I got admitted
Sorry, it is "admitted" not "enrolled", but for Harvard, not much difference I think.
For your other questions. 4 from italy, 4 from Sweden, 2 from Danmark, no one from Norway, nobody from Finland.1 from Egypt

I am an undergraduate without any working experience, I have a decent GPA and rank, nothing much else. I do not know why I got admitted
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thanks mwythu!!!

yes, i do realize that the persons listed in your list are "admitted" students and not enrolled students. but it seems a bit hard to whittle down 220 students to 150 students, which is the usual class size of Harvard. i suspect that harvard has increased its class size to around 200 (maybe from having to deal with those losses from investments in lehman prolly! after all, the LLM program is a huge money maker. imagine 45000USD tuition x 200 students = $9,000,000!!!).

if that's the case, the "small class size" advantage of HLS loses a bit of its edge. as it has been repeated time and again in the "any hope for hls waitlist?" threads of this forum, while being placed on the waitlist is a good thing (coz all hope is not yet lost), it is virtually impossible to get in, since very very few will say no to an HLS admission. so hls class size starting next year will at least be 200, i think.

this is not to say that HLS is not a good school for LLM anymore. heck, if they admitted 1000 students per year and i were part of that 1000, i'd still go for HLS!

just for the egyptian student who's thinking of going for HLS llm, it's very difficult to say what set of credentials will get you into HLS. for my part, i have 1st honors from malaysian law school, worked for 4 years in the malaysian foreign ministry, published 10 articles in local and foreign law reviews, have a prior LLM from china, did a one year stint in the UNHCR as associate legal officer, law review editor in both malaysia and china -- and still didn't get in HLS unfortunately.
thanks mwythu!!!

yes, i do realize that the persons listed in your list are "admitted" students and not enrolled students. but it seems a bit hard to whittle down 220 students to 150 students, which is the usual class size of Harvard. i suspect that harvard has increased its class size to around 200 (maybe from having to deal with those losses from investments in lehman prolly! after all, the LLM program is a huge money maker. imagine 45000USD tuition x 200 students = $9,000,000!!!).

if that's the case, the "small class size" advantage of HLS loses a bit of its edge. as it has been repeated time and again in the "any hope for hls waitlist?" threads of this forum, while being placed on the waitlist is a good thing (coz all hope is not yet lost), it is virtually impossible to get in, since very very few will say no to an HLS admission. so hls class size starting next year will at least be 200, i think.

this is not to say that HLS is not a good school for LLM anymore. heck, if they admitted 1000 students per year and i were part of that 1000, i'd still go for HLS!

just for the egyptian student who's thinking of going for HLS llm, it's very difficult to say what set of credentials will get you into HLS. for my part, i have 1st honors from malaysian law school, worked for 4 years in the malaysian foreign ministry, published 10 articles in local and foreign law reviews, have a prior LLM from china, did a one year stint in the UNHCR as associate legal officer, law review editor in both malaysia and china -- and still didn't get in HLS unfortunately.
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QSWE
Sorry, it is "admitted" not "enrolled", but for Harvard, not much difference I think.
For your other questions. 4 from italy, 4 from Sweden, 2 from Danmark, no one from Norway, nobody from Finland.1 from Egypt

I am an undergraduate without any working experience, I have a decent GPA and rank, nothing much else. I do not know why I got admitted


Any Indians?
<blockquote>Sorry, it is "admitted" not "enrolled", but for Harvard, not much difference I think.
For your other questions. 4 from italy, 4 from Sweden, 2 from Danmark, no one from Norway, nobody from Finland.1 from Egypt

I am an undergraduate without any working experience, I have a decent GPA and rank, nothing much else. I do not know why I got admitted</blockquote>

Any Indians?
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mwythu
sophia_abrenica, I really, really aspire to be an experienced and prolific lawyer just like you. Now I know I am lucky to have a different background thus not have been put in your group to compete with you . But I am aware lying ahead is not a platform but a steep slope.

Getting admitted to HLS only means to embark on a tough journey, so everybody let's just keep up good work wherever you will be~~~
sophia_abrenica, I really, really aspire to be an experienced and prolific lawyer just like you. Now I know I am lucky to have a different background thus not have been put in your group to compete with you . But I am aware lying ahead is not a platform but a steep slope.

Getting admitted to HLS only means to embark on a tough journey, so everybody let's just keep up good work wherever you will be~~~
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mwythu 您是北大的校友吗?
mwythu 您是北大的校友吗?
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avonlady
Can u tell me how many admitts were from Australia?
Can u tell me how many admitts were from Australia?
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bernese
and how many admits from Canada?? Also, how common is it for HLS to admit students who are already enrolled in a law PhD outside the US, is there a specific track for these kind of applicants?

thanks!
and how many admits from Canada?? Also, how common is it for HLS to admit students who are already enrolled in a law PhD outside the US, is there a specific track for these kind of applicants?

thanks!
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