News from Harvard?


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Has anyone heard anything from Harvard yet (regular review)? Post here when you do. We will know in a few weeks' time at the latest!

Has anyone heard anything from Harvard yet (regular review)? Post here when you do. We will know in a few weeks' time at the latest!
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supranote1

Has anyone heard anything from Harvard yet (regular review)? Post here when you do. We will know in a few weeks' time at the latest!


Someone on another forum posted that his/her expedite request was denied.

<blockquote>Has anyone heard anything from Harvard yet (regular review)? Post here when you do. We will know in a few weeks' time at the latest!
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Someone on another forum posted that his/her expedite request was denied.
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tato2010

I just spoke with a friend who is currently studying at Harvard and they told him that they should release som decissions on mid march, hopefully.

I just spoke with a friend who is currently studying at Harvard and they told him that they should release som decissions on mid march, hopefully.
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supranote1

I just spoke with a friend who is currently studying at Harvard and they told him that they should release som decissions on mid march, hopefully.


I don't understand why the Admissions office would disclose to a currently enrolled student the time table for its release of decisions to applicants. But, if that's what you heard.... Incidentally, we are in mid-March now.

<blockquote>I just spoke with a friend who is currently studying at Harvard and they told him that they should release som decissions on mid march, hopefully.</blockquote>

I don't understand why the Admissions office would disclose to a currently enrolled student the time table for its release of decisions to applicants. But, if that's what you heard.... Incidentally, we are in mid-March now.
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tato2010

I just spoke with a friend who is currently studying at Harvard and they told him that they should release som decissions on mid march, hopefully.


I don't understand why the Admissions office would disclose to a currently enrolled student the time table for its release of decisions to applicants. But, if that's what you heard.... Incidentally, we are in mid-March now.


Maybe because they know them and they can comment on a more informal manner how they are doing. If that's not the way you understood it, I clarify that: it was told in an informal environment. Mid march is actually next week, so probably we should start receiving some news then. Regardless, we should note also the comment they made to someone who was trying to expedite the answer, I think they said they'll release decissions around the end of march.

Given all that, I think we should expect news in the next couple of weeks.

<blockquote><blockquote>I just spoke with a friend who is currently studying at Harvard and they told him that they should release som decissions on mid march, hopefully.</blockquote>

I don't understand why the Admissions office would disclose to a currently enrolled student the time table for its release of decisions to applicants. But, if that's what you heard.... Incidentally, we are in mid-March now.</blockquote>

Maybe because they know them and they can comment on a more informal manner how they are doing. If that's not the way you understood it, I clarify that: it was told in an informal environment. Mid march is actually next week, so probably we should start receiving some news then. Regardless, we should note also the comment they made to someone who was trying to expedite the answer, I think they said they'll release decissions around the end of march.

Given all that, I think we should expect news in the next couple of weeks.
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supranote1

I just spoke with a friend who is currently studying at Harvard and they told him that they should release som decissions on mid march, hopefully.


I don't understand why the Admissions office would disclose to a currently enrolled student the time table for its release of decisions to applicants. But, if that's what you heard.... Incidentally, we are in mid-March now.


Maybe because they know them and they can comment on a more informal manner how they are doing. If that's not the way you understood it, I clarify that: it was told in an informal environment. Mid march is actually next week, so probably we should start receiving some news then. Regardless, we should note also the comment they made to someone who was trying to expedite the answer, I think they said they'll release decissions around the end of march.

Given all that, I think we should expect news in the next couple of weeks.


I would be surprised if decisions were issued before March 22. I'm not questioning the accuracy of your post, just stating my opinion that an admissions office, which relies upon the secrecy of the process, would be willing to disclose information to an enrolled student when prospective students are given the nebulous "by late March" answer. Next week is spring break, it's doubtful decisions will be released during that period.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>I just spoke with a friend who is currently studying at Harvard and they told him that they should release som decissions on mid march, hopefully.</blockquote>

I don't understand why the Admissions office would disclose to a currently enrolled student the time table for its release of decisions to applicants. But, if that's what you heard.... Incidentally, we are in mid-March now.</blockquote>

Maybe because they know them and they can comment on a more informal manner how they are doing. If that's not the way you understood it, I clarify that: it was told in an informal environment. Mid march is actually next week, so probably we should start receiving some news then. Regardless, we should note also the comment they made to someone who was trying to expedite the answer, I think they said they'll release decissions around the end of march.

Given all that, I think we should expect news in the next couple of weeks.</blockquote>

I would be surprised if decisions were issued before March 22. I'm not questioning the accuracy of your post, just stating my opinion that an admissions office, which relies upon the secrecy of the process, would be willing to disclose information to an enrolled student when prospective students are given the nebulous "by late March" answer. Next week is spring break, it's doubtful decisions will be released during that period.
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Stagista11

I don't know whether and to which extent it could help, but last year I got my official rejection on March 17. Wish you all a far better luck!

I don't know whether and to which extent it could help, but last year I got my official rejection on March 17. Wish you all a far better luck!
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supranote1

I don't know whether and to which extent it could help, but last year I got my official rejection on March 17. Wish you all a far better luck!


Did you receive it by e-mail or regular mail?

Last year decisions were issued beginning March 15. Spring break last year was March 8-12. If the admissions office follows the same trend this year, decisions will be issued beginning March 22 (spring break this year is March 15-19).

<blockquote>I don't know whether and to which extent it could help, but last year I got my official rejection on March 17. Wish you all a far better luck!</blockquote>

Did you receive it by e-mail or regular mail?

Last year decisions were issued beginning March 15. Spring break last year was March 8-12. If the admissions office follows the same trend this year, decisions will be issued beginning March 22 (spring break this year is March 15-19).
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ImNobody

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Stagista11

rejections were all sent by e-mail. This is Harvard's way, while Yale send you a normal mail...

rejections were all sent by e-mail. This is Harvard's way, while Yale send you a normal mail...
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jsd

I don't know whether and to which extent it could help, but last year I got my official rejection on March 17. Wish you all a far better luck!


That was very prompt of hls to do so. This year the embark application indicates that immediately upon decisions being made, "you will be notified promptly and will be able to log in to a password-protected site to check whether you have been admitted, denied, or placed on a waiting list". Many schools do not have the courtesy to inform applicants immediately when they are rejected - i hope that's not the case here.

<blockquote>I don't know whether and to which extent it could help, but last year I got my official rejection on March 17. Wish you all a far better luck!</blockquote>

That was very prompt of hls to do so. This year the embark application indicates that immediately upon decisions being made, "you will be notified promptly and will be able to log in to a password-protected site to check whether you have been admitted, denied, or placed on a waiting list". Many schools do not have the courtesy to inform applicants immediately when they are rejected - i hope that's not the case here.
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supranote1

I don't know whether and to which extent it could help, but last year I got my official rejection on March 17. Wish you all a far better luck!


That was very prompt of hls to do so. This year the embark application indicates that immediately upon decisions being made, "you will be notified promptly and will be able to log in to a password-protected site to check whether you have been admitted, denied, or placed on a waiting list". Many schools do not have the courtesy to inform applicants immediately when they are rejected - i hope that's not the case here.


Would you mind cutting and pasting the URL from which you obtained the quoted language? Thanks.

<blockquote><blockquote>I don't know whether and to which extent it could help, but last year I got my official rejection on March 17. Wish you all a far better luck!</blockquote>

That was very prompt of hls to do so. This year the embark application indicates that immediately upon decisions being made, "you will be notified promptly and will be able to log in to a password-protected site to check whether you have been admitted, denied, or placed on a waiting list". Many schools do not have the courtesy to inform applicants immediately when they are rejected - i hope that's not the case here.</blockquote>

Would you mind cutting and pasting the URL from which you obtained the quoted language? Thanks.
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jsd

you will need to be logged into the embark online application https://apply.embark.com/law/Harvard/98/. Look up under the head titled 'Instructions' on the left after signing in.

you will need to be logged into the embark online application https://apply.embark.com/law/Harvard/98/. Look up under the head titled 'Instructions' on the left after signing in.
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supranote1

you will need to be logged into the embark online application https://apply.embark.com/law/Harvard/98/. Look up under the head titled 'Instructions' on the left after signing in.


Thanks. It had been a while since I consulted that page. Appreciate it.

<blockquote>you will need to be logged into the embark online application https://apply.embark.com/law/Harvard/98/. Look up under the head titled 'Instructions' on the left after signing in.</blockquote>

Thanks. It had been a while since I consulted that page. Appreciate it.
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As26

I have consulted that web page twice or once a week ever since I applied to Harvard. And nothing ever changes.

I've heard that Harvard issues ALL decisions on the same day; we will be able to check out a list of admissions and see if our name is included.

Let's be positive: The soonest, we will know next Monday. The latest, we'll know on March 26th - the other Friday. Try to relax, our destiny is only two weeks away! hahaha.

Best of lucks!

I have consulted that web page twice or once a week ever since I applied to Harvard. And nothing ever changes.

I've heard that Harvard issues ALL decisions on the same day; we will be able to check out a list of admissions and see if our name is included.

Let's be positive: The soonest, we will know next Monday. The latest, we'll know on March 26th - the other Friday. Try to relax, our destiny is only two weeks away! hahaha.

Best of lucks!
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tato2010

I just spoke with a friend who is currently studying at Harvard and they told him that they should release som decissions on mid march, hopefully.


I don't understand why the Admissions office would disclose to a currently enrolled student the time table for its release of decisions to applicants. But, if that's what you heard.... Incidentally, we are in mid-March now.


Maybe because they know them and they can comment on a more informal manner how they are doing. If that's not the way you understood it, I clarify that: it was told in an informal environment. Mid march is actually next week, so probably we should start receiving some news then. Regardless, we should note also the comment they made to someone who was trying to expedite the answer, I think they said they'll release decissions around the end of march.

Given all that, I think we should expect news in the next couple of weeks.


I would be surprised if decisions were issued before March 22. I'm not questioning the accuracy of your post, just stating my opinion that an admissions office, which relies upon the secrecy of the process, would be willing to disclose information to an enrolled student when prospective students are given the nebulous "by late March" answer. Next week is spring break, it's doubtful decisions will be released during that period.


Supranote1, I don't think it is that secret. Maybe it seems that way for us, who are not there, haven't met anyone and are waiting desperately for an answer, but remember it is school like the law school we all went to (of course not the same, I guess you know what I mean) and that have people who workd there that are nice and who may have a good relationship with enrolled students. Remember that if you attend HLS, the admissions people is going to be dealing with you periodically and may have some sort of friendship with the students. I don't think it's rare or unethical, it's just that our perception may be different from where we stand. And I know this because I have lots of friends studying and different programs such as NYU, CLS, GULC, etc. that has made me that comment.

Nevertheless, I think the point that they may start giving decisions after spring break is very well grounded and goes in the direction of what I was told.

Best of luck to all!

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>I just spoke with a friend who is currently studying at Harvard and they told him that they should release som decissions on mid march, hopefully.</blockquote>

I don't understand why the Admissions office would disclose to a currently enrolled student the time table for its release of decisions to applicants. But, if that's what you heard.... Incidentally, we are in mid-March now.</blockquote>

Maybe because they know them and they can comment on a more informal manner how they are doing. If that's not the way you understood it, I clarify that: it was told in an informal environment. Mid march is actually next week, so probably we should start receiving some news then. Regardless, we should note also the comment they made to someone who was trying to expedite the answer, I think they said they'll release decissions around the end of march.

Given all that, I think we should expect news in the next couple of weeks.</blockquote>

I would be surprised if decisions were issued before March 22. I'm not questioning the accuracy of your post, just stating my opinion that an admissions office, which relies upon the secrecy of the process, would be willing to disclose information to an enrolled student when prospective students are given the nebulous "by late March" answer. Next week is spring break, it's doubtful decisions will be released during that period. </blockquote>

Supranote1, I don't think it is that secret. Maybe it seems that way for us, who are not there, haven't met anyone and are waiting desperately for an answer, but remember it is school like the law school we all went to (of course not the same, I guess you know what I mean) and that have people who workd there that are nice and who may have a good relationship with enrolled students. Remember that if you attend HLS, the admissions people is going to be dealing with you periodically and may have some sort of friendship with the students. I don't think it's rare or unethical, it's just that our perception may be different from where we stand. And I know this because I have lots of friends studying and different programs such as NYU, CLS, GULC, etc. that has made me that comment.

Nevertheless, I think the point that they may start giving decisions after spring break is very well grounded and goes in the direction of what I was told.

Best of luck to all!
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Hey guys,

I'm sorry my question is totally off topic but as HLS is the only school I am still waiting to hear from, this is the thread I most frequently check...

I am a Hungarian citizen but studied and obtained a law degree in the UK... Do you guys know into which country box that would put me?

Cheers!

Hey guys,

I'm sorry my question is totally off topic but as HLS is the only school I am still waiting to hear from, this is the thread I most frequently check...

I am a Hungarian citizen but studied and obtained a law degree in the UK... Do you guys know into which country box that would put me?

Cheers!
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supranote1



I am a Hungarian citizen but studied and obtained a law degree in the UK... Do you guys know into which country box that would put me?

Cheers!


Your citizenship is dispositive: Hungary.

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I am a Hungarian citizen but studied and obtained a law degree in the UK... Do you guys know into which country box that would put me?

Cheers!</blockquote>

Your citizenship is dispositive: Hungary.
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Your citizenship is dispositive: Hungary.

Wouldn't the place where the applicant obtained his law degree be more significant regarding admission to an LLM?

If I'd take a guess, I'd say they'll first pay attention to where you graduated, as this is their first proxy to what possible views on law you must hold. I guess that's what they're more interested in (at least it is what I would be more interested in). The thing is that most people get their law degrees from their countries of citizenship (I'm quite sure it's what's more common) and this makes it easier for admissions committees to address such issues in each case: just look at where someone went to law school and you almost always get their country of birth right as a bonus.

But I believe that having a distinct background, like moving from a Civil Law country to study law at a Common Law country, must also be an interesting aspect of an applicant's trajectory that Admissions will pay attention to. For what my opinions are worth, I think it's a brilliant trajectory, that must have some weight on their understanding of your particular take on law. (Mondtam már?)

<blockquote>Your citizenship is dispositive: Hungary.</blockquote>
Wouldn't the place where the applicant obtained his law degree be more significant regarding admission to an LLM?

If I'd take a guess, I'd say they'll first pay attention to where you graduated, as this is their first proxy to what possible views on law you must hold. I guess that's what they're more interested in (at least it is what I would be more interested in). The thing is that most people get their law degrees from their countries of citizenship (I'm quite sure it's what's more common) and this makes it easier for admissions committees to address such issues in each case: just look at where someone went to law school and you almost always get their country of birth right as a bonus.

But I believe that having a distinct background, like moving from a Civil Law country to study law at a Common Law country, must also be an interesting aspect of an applicant's trajectory that Admissions will pay attention to. For what my opinions are worth, I think it's a brilliant trajectory, that must have some weight on their understanding of your particular take on law. (Mondtam már?)
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jsd

Are you hinting at the fact that you've moved from a Civil Law country to study law at a Common Law country and therefore have a brilliant trajectory ?

Are you hinting at the fact that you've moved from a Civil Law country to study law at a Common Law country and therefore have a brilliant trajectory ?
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