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I've studied both civil law and common law legal systems (I've graduated at Assas University, Paris France, and studied a LLB at University College of London). According to U penn, this trajectory is not so brilliant since I've been placed on the waitlist. I guess this means I have no chance to enter Harvard!

I've studied both civil law and common law legal systems (I've graduated at Assas University, Paris France, and studied a LLB at University College of London). According to U penn, this trajectory is not so brilliant since I've been placed on the waitlist. I guess this means I have no chance to enter Harvard!
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Hmm I'm not sure now. Being considered Hungarian would likely be advantageous for me, given the very low number of applicants (maybe just me) as opposed the UK box which probably contains an array of fantastic candidates. Oh well, we'll see.

With respect to whether in my application I purport to have a run an unusual and therefore interesting course by moving from a civil law country to a common law one, of course I do. We'll see if they think so too.

@ littlelawyer: Don't worry. I got into Chicago and NYU and UPenn rejected me. It means nothing. Different schools like different profiles. I suspect you may not have substantial work experience. I hear that is a big minus at Penn.

Hmm I'm not sure now. Being considered Hungarian would likely be advantageous for me, given the very low number of applicants (maybe just me) as opposed the UK box which probably contains an array of fantastic candidates. Oh well, we'll see.

With respect to whether in my application I purport to have a run an unusual and therefore interesting course by moving from a civil law country to a common law one, of course I do. We'll see if they think so too.

@ littlelawyer: Don't worry. I got into Chicago and NYU and UPenn rejected me. It means nothing. Different schools like different profiles. I suspect you may not have substantial work experience. I hear that is a big minus at Penn.
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*as opposed TO

*as opposed TO
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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

No. I kept myself to my Civil Law country of birth.
And it's just my opinion that this move is something brilliant. You and every Law School can think otherwise. (and we must also remember that this would be just part of someone's trajectory... a brilliant step, at most, if you like... I don't think it would be decisive or sufficient, and I believe I didn't imply it would be any of both, as I wrote "that must have some weight on their understanding of your particular take on law").

Why be so on edge? Why must anything anyone writes be a hint of an inflated ego?

<blockquote>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 </blockquote>
No. I kept myself to my Civil Law country of birth.
And it's just my opinion that this move is something brilliant. You and every Law School can think otherwise. (and we must also remember that this would be just part of someone's trajectory... a brilliant step, at most, if you like... I don't think it would be decisive or sufficient, and I believe I didn't imply it would be any of both, as I wrote "that must have some weight on their understanding of your particular take on law").

Why be so on edge? Why must anything anyone writes be a hint of an inflated ego?
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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

No. I kept myself to my Civil Law country of birth.
And it's just my opinion that this move is something brilliant. You and every Law School can think otherwise. (and we must also remember that this would be just part of someone's trajectory... a brilliant step, at most, if you like... I don't think it would be decisive or sufficient, and I believe I didn't imply it would be any of both, as I wrote "that must have some weight on their understanding of your particular take on law").

Why be so on edge? Why must anything anyone writes be a hint of an inflated ego?


I regret that waiting for HLS does keep one on edge. No need to explain. It was a er. rhetorical question.

<blockquote><blockquote>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 </blockquote>
No. I kept myself to my Civil Law country of birth.
And it's just my opinion that this move is something brilliant. You and every Law School can think otherwise. (and we must also remember that this would be just part of someone's trajectory... a brilliant step, at most, if you like... I don't think it would be decisive or sufficient, and I believe I didn't imply it would be any of both, as I wrote "that must have some weight on their understanding of your particular take on law").

Why be so on edge? Why must anything anyone writes be a hint of an inflated ego?</blockquote>

I regret that waiting for HLS does keep one on edge. No need to explain. It was a er. rhetorical question.
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castrili

A good friend of mine is a LLM student currently. He told me they had until yesterday (friday) to update their contact information. This information is given to the new accepted students. According to him, we can either expect a decision this monday (15) or the monday of next week (22). It is much likely that it will be the 22.

A good friend of mine is a LLM student currently. He told me they had until yesterday (friday) to update their contact information. This information is given to the new accepted students. According to him, we can either expect a decision this monday (15) or the monday of next week (22). It is much likely that it will be the 22.
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supranote1

A good friend of mine is a LLM student currently. He told me they had until yesterday (friday) to update their contact information. This information is given to the new accepted students. According to him, we can either expect a decision this monday (15) or the monday of next week (22). It is much likely that it will be the 22.


I don't understand the reference to updating contact information. Who had until Friday, March 12? Is your friend currently enrolled? Why would he be receiving information about applicants?

<blockquote>A good friend of mine is a LLM student currently. He told me they had until yesterday (friday) to update their contact information. This information is given to the new accepted students. According to him, we can either expect a decision this monday (15) or the monday of next week (22). It is much likely that it will be the 22.</blockquote>

I don't understand the reference to updating contact information. Who had until Friday, March 12? Is your friend currently enrolled? Why would he be receiving information about applicants?
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castrili

Current LLM students have to update their contact information so they (HLS) can give it to the newly accepted applicants. This way when the accepted applicant receives the folder with all the info it will have the contact of all the current LLM students. As such you will be able to contact persons from your country or region for any relevant matter.

Current LLM students have to update their contact information so they (HLS) can give it to the newly accepted applicants. This way when the accepted applicant receives the folder with all the info it will have the contact of all the current LLM students. As such you will be able to contact persons from your country or region for any relevant matter.
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supranote1

Current LLM students have to update their contact information so they (HLS) can give it to the newly accepted applicants. This way when the accepted applicant receives the folder with all the info it will have the contact of all the current LLM students. As such you will be able to contact persons from your country or region for any relevant matter.


Thank you for clarifying. Interesting.

<blockquote>Current LLM students have to update their contact information so they (HLS) can give it to the newly accepted applicants. This way when the accepted applicant receives the folder with all the info it will have the contact of all the current LLM students. As such you will be able to contact persons from your country or region for any relevant matter.</blockquote>

Thank you for clarifying. Interesting.
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LLMblogger

Now I want to get in even more!
I know I am thinking ahead, and may well be rejected, but does anyone know how generous Harvard is with financial aid for LLMs? How much weight is attributed to parents' financial declarations? My parents could pay in theory, but they do not intend to and I have paid for my education thus far through government loans.

Now I want to get in even more!
I know I am thinking ahead, and may well be rejected, but does anyone know how generous Harvard is with financial aid for LLMs? How much weight is attributed to parents' financial declarations? My parents could pay in theory, but they do not intend to and I have paid for my education thus far through government loans.
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L&E

More generous than most, I would say. Last batch, all the gang received aid in one form or the other, I gather..

@ castrili...

If its 15th - 22nd bracket, that makes it really great.if they have asked people to update information, that is good indication results could be on their way...

More generous than most, I would say. Last batch, all the gang received aid in one form or the other, I gather..

@ castrili...

If its 15th - 22nd bracket, that makes it really great.if they have asked people to update information, that is good indication results could be on their way...
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ja83

Hi people

I was wondering if you guys could offer some advice. Ive been accepted into Berkeley and Georgetown. Im now waiting from HLS and I am contemplating on writing an email to HLS about a getting a quick decision. I have to respond to Berkeley by the 4 April to reserve my spont. What do u guys think?

Also, are offers by HLS done by post or by email?

thanks

Hi people

I was wondering if you guys could offer some advice. Ive been accepted into Berkeley and Georgetown. Im now waiting from HLS and I am contemplating on writing an email to HLS about a getting a quick decision. I have to respond to Berkeley by the 4 April to reserve my spont. What do u guys think?

Also, are offers by HLS done by post or by email?

thanks
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lextra

HLS have said they will reply by 26 Mar so there is little point asking for an expedited decision.

HLS have said they will reply by 26 Mar so there is little point asking for an expedited decision.
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unilu

I confirm ! They have told me decisions will be released in the middle of the last week of march.. So the 26th make sense.

I confirm ! They have told me decisions will be released in the middle of the last week of march.. So the 26th make sense.
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supranote1

I confirm ! They have told me decisions will be released in the middle of the last week of march.. So the 26th make sense.


They said the middle of the last week? The 26th is a Friday though.

<blockquote>I confirm ! They have told me decisions will be released in the middle of the last week of march.. So the 26th make sense.</blockquote>

They said the middle of the last week? The 26th is a Friday though.
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Last year too, they were saying it would be much later and then they surprised everyone. I suspect they will be out by Monday at the latest

Last year too, they were saying it would be much later and then they surprised everyone. I suspect they will be out by Monday at the latest
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lextra

I think it will be Monday, they don't seem to release mid-week.

I think it will be Monday, they don't seem to release mid-week.
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GSAR

Last year they released some decisions on March 16, a Monday. This year I was expecting earlier decisions, since they are using an online system, which supposed to make things faster and easier. However, exactly because its the first year they are using such system, maybe they are still struggling with it.

Anyway, any time next week.....

Last year they released some decisions on March 16, a Monday. This year I was expecting earlier decisions, since they are using an online system, which supposed to make things faster and easier. However, exactly because its the first year they are using such system, maybe they are still struggling with it.

Anyway, any time next week.....
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nandinik

ive got accepted by Columbia and have to pay up by 25th. So i sincerely hope it releases on 22nd so that i can make an informed decision.

ive got accepted by Columbia and have to pay up by 25th. So i sincerely hope it releases on 22nd so that i can make an informed decision.

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spylog10

Based on my review of various posts in different places and taking into account unprecedental amount of applications that US law schools (and especially HLS) received this year, I think HLS would rather response on March 29 (it is Monday and it is end of March). Well, let's blame it on the crisis and recent launch of untested embark system.

Based on my review of various posts in different places and taking into account unprecedental amount of applications that US law schools (and especially HLS) received this year, I think HLS would rather response on March 29 (it is Monday and it is end of March). Well, let's blame it on the crisis and recent launch of untested embark system.
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