Penn + 27.5k v. Harvard


Freckles

Raven, you do have a point however not knowing always entails a risk. That is actually an interesting point regarding Harvard as I have heard conflicting opinions: I think H argues that they pride themselves for providing fin aid to all applicants. On the other hand I have 3 friends in the current LLM who received nothing grant-wise but were only given the chance of a loan which is great but it is no grant.

Borderline, if I turned Penn down I wish I could indicate who should succeed me :) However, I am guessing that not all offers happen at the same time regrding fin aid so I would definitely keep my fingers crossed and wait it out a bit!

Raven, you do have a point however not knowing always entails a risk. That is actually an interesting point regarding Harvard as I have heard conflicting opinions: I think H argues that they pride themselves for providing fin aid to all applicants. On the other hand I have 3 friends in the current LLM who received nothing grant-wise but were only given the chance of a loan which is great but it is no grant.

Borderline, if I turned Penn down I wish I could indicate who should succeed me :) However, I am guessing that not all offers happen at the same time regrding fin aid so I would definitely keep my fingers crossed and wait it out a bit!
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andyllop

It's a very tough choice.
However, if you decide upon not going to Penn, could you please tell them Borderline aka Ana is awesome, and really needs the scholarship? :)

On a more serious note, I'm worried because I haven't received any news regarding financial assistance.


Hey Ana, share the wealth!!!!

Regarding Financial Aid, I read some old posts in which an applicant was awarded 42-44k...Maybe they have just split that aid in two applicants this year as Frekcles pointed out...In this occasions socialism is a handy and useful thing...

<blockquote>It's a very tough choice.
However, if you decide upon not going to Penn, could you please tell them Borderline aka Ana is awesome, and really needs the scholarship? :)

On a more serious note, I'm worried because I haven't received any news regarding financial assistance. </blockquote>

Hey Ana, share the wealth!!!!

Regarding Financial Aid, I read some old posts in which an applicant was awarded 42-44k...Maybe they have just split that aid in two applicants this year as Frekcles pointed out...In this occasions socialism is a handy and useful thing...
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ucimo2000

Hey guys, its exciting reading ur great posts here! I have a question pls. Does a 2nd time applicant to Harvard stand any chance of acceptance? I applied last year but my transcript got there just few weeks befor admission decisions were released. I hv a GPA of 4.63, first class University and Law Law School. Need ur opinion.

Hey guys, its exciting reading ur great posts here! I have a question pls. Does a 2nd time applicant to Harvard stand any chance of acceptance? I applied last year but my transcript got there just few weeks befor admission decisions were released. I hv a GPA of 4.63, first class University and Law Law School. Need ur opinion.
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ssumsanitr...

Wow, ucimo, congrats on your scholarships. So yours is number two from Penn that I have heard of. Hope they are not all out yet. Regarding HLS, I wouldn't worry about your re-applicant status. They make the decisions in comparison to the respective class so might have no problem getting in this year!

Wow, ucimo, congrats on your scholarships. So yours is number two from Penn that I have heard of. Hope they are not all out yet. Regarding HLS, I wouldn't worry about your re-applicant status. They make the decisions in comparison to the respective class so might have no problem getting in this year!
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ucimo2000

Hi Spikee, a nice one there. Thanks for the reassurance. From the tone of the scholarship mail, more may stil be offered to others. Surprisingly, my Pennlaw application only got completed like 10 days to the release of the decisions. I just hope Harvard doesn't turn me down again.

Hi Spikee, a nice one there. Thanks for the reassurance. From the tone of the scholarship mail, more may stil be offered to others. Surprisingly, my Pennlaw application only got completed like 10 days to the release of the decisions. I just hope Harvard doesn't turn me down again.
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Borderline

It's a very tough choice.
However, if you decide upon not going to Penn, could you please tell them Borderline aka Ana is awesome, and really needs the scholarship? :)

On a more serious note, I'm worried because I haven't received any news regarding financial assistance.


Hey Ana, share the wealth!!!!

Regarding Financial Aid, I read some old posts in which an applicant was awarded 42-44k...Maybe they have just split that aid in two applicants this year as Frekcles pointed out...In this occasions socialism is a handy and useful thing...


Ok, ok! Sorry... :) I am still of the view that there should be special scholarships of LLM Guide people...

My worry is that Penn is done releasing scholarship decisions. Did you read in that thread when were all the scholarships decisions made?

<blockquote><blockquote>It's a very tough choice.
However, if you decide upon not going to Penn, could you please tell them Borderline aka Ana is awesome, and really needs the scholarship? :)

On a more serious note, I'm worried because I haven't received any news regarding financial assistance. </blockquote>

Hey Ana, share the wealth!!!!

Regarding Financial Aid, I read some old posts in which an applicant was awarded 42-44k...Maybe they have just split that aid in two applicants this year as Frekcles pointed out...In this occasions socialism is a handy and useful thing...
</blockquote>

Ok, ok! Sorry... :) I am still of the view that there should be special scholarships of LLM Guide people...

My worry is that Penn is done releasing scholarship decisions. Did you read in that thread when were all the scholarships decisions made?
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Hi Freckles,

The UPenn offer is definitely generous and nothing to put off lightheartedly. However, if you plan to go into academia for life, preferrably in the US I can only second Oldtimer's (and some others) option to go to Harvard. You could meet your future supervisor there which can make or break your JSD application when it comes to it. If you have someone at Harvard interested in your research you stand better chances of getting chosen as a SJD candidate. Similarly, with an SJD from Harvard finding a post-doc position might be easier.

Also ringirl, even if HLS does not offer anything interesting for you personally, you cannot seriously doubt that from the research aspect it's one of THE places to go. I am not much into research and academia myself so quite happy with more "applied" programs but I am sure Freckles did not choose to apply to Harvard for no reason...

My 2 coins.
Miss Chatterbox

Hi Freckles,

The UPenn offer is definitely generous and nothing to put off lightheartedly. However, if you plan to go into academia for life, preferrably in the US I can only second Oldtimer's (and some others) option to go to Harvard. You could meet your future supervisor there which can make or break your JSD application when it comes to it. If you have someone at Harvard interested in your research you stand better chances of getting chosen as a SJD candidate. Similarly, with an SJD from Harvard finding a post-doc position might be easier.

Also ringirl, even if HLS does not offer anything interesting for you personally, you cannot seriously doubt that from the research aspect it's one of THE places to go. I am not much into research and academia myself so quite happy with more "applied" programs but I am sure Freckles did not choose to apply to Harvard for no reason...

My 2 coins.
Miss Chatterbox
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