"REAL" Harvard Admission Decisions


Is that a strict rule? I mean that they only compare you to those in your country-quota so to speak? Do you have any experience of that it is really so? I have also heard so.


I've also heard that they compare you to people from the same law school you attended (meaning that Harvard does not accept two candidates which graduated from the same Law School). Does anyone know if this is true?

<blockquote>Is that a strict rule? I mean that they only compare you to those in your country-quota so to speak? Do you have any experience of that it is really so? I have also heard so.</blockquote>

I've also heard that they compare you to people from the same law school you attended (meaning that Harvard does not accept two candidates which graduated from the same Law School). Does anyone know if this is true?
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Oak

Is that a strict rule? I mean that they only compare you to those in your country-quota so to speak? Do you have any experience of that it is really so? I have also heard so.


I've also heard that they compare you to people from the same law school you attended (meaning that Harvard does not accept two candidates which graduated from the same Law School). Does anyone know if this is true?

It is not true!

<blockquote><blockquote>Is that a strict rule? I mean that they only compare you to those in your country-quota so to speak? Do you have any experience of that it is really so? I have also heard so.</blockquote>

I've also heard that they compare you to people from the same law school you attended (meaning that Harvard does not accept two candidates which graduated from the same Law School). Does anyone know if this is true? </blockquote>
It is not true!
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Greg_08

Is that a strict rule? I mean that they only compare you to those in your country-quota so to speak? Do you have any experience of that it is really so? I have also heard so.


I've also heard that they compare you to people from the same law school you attended (meaning that Harvard does not accept two candidates which graduated from the same Law School). Does anyone know if this is true?

It is not true!


Hey Oak.
Would you mind to clarify? I might be mistaken but i beleive that HLS do work on a country qouta based system. If this is not the case i would love to hear what's the system of admission?

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Is that a strict rule? I mean that they only compare you to those in your country-quota so to speak? Do you have any experience of that it is really so? I have also heard so.</blockquote>

I've also heard that they compare you to people from the same law school you attended (meaning that Harvard does not accept two candidates which graduated from the same Law School). Does anyone know if this is true? </blockquote>
It is not true!</blockquote>

Hey Oak.
Would you mind to clarify? I might be mistaken but i beleive that HLS do work on a country qouta based system. If this is not the case i would love to hear what's the system of admission?
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Sylvester

it would be great if you give us some kind of explanation!
Thanx!

it would be great if you give us some kind of explanation!
Thanx!
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It is not true that they accept one student at most from a particular university; two friends of my class were admitted simultaneously to the LL.M. program two years ago. However, I agree they are not all too keen on selecting from the same breed; a third friend with credentials at least as good as the two others was not accepted. I also believe they aim at selecting as much as possible from different countries, but I'm not all that sure they'd work with strict quota to that end.

It is not true that they accept one student at most from a particular university; two friends of my class were admitted simultaneously to the LL.M. program two years ago. However, I agree they are not all too keen on selecting from the same breed; a third friend with credentials at least as good as the two others was not accepted. I also believe they aim at selecting as much as possible from different countries, but I'm not all that sure they'd work with strict quota to that end.
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Oak

It is true that lots of US law schools have so-called "regional/country" quotas. However, such quotas system do not mean that only one person from a particular school would be admitted. Harvard sometime admits several students from a single top school in one county.

Good luck to everyone!

It is true that lots of US law schools have so-called "regional/country" quotas. However, such quotas system do not mean that only one person from a particular school would be admitted. Harvard sometime admits several students from a single top school in one county.

Good luck to everyone!
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am2008

As far as I know, it is true. Whether they are fixed quotas or just rough percentages I do not know.
am2008

As far as I know, it is true. Whether they are fixed quotas or just rough percentages I do not know.
am2008
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Greg_08

As far as I know, it is true. Whether they are fixed quotas or just rough percentages I do not know.
am2008

Just look at stats from previous years, you'l find that there is a fixed amount of students from certain countries - + 1 or 2.

<blockquote>As far as I know, it is true. Whether they are fixed quotas or just rough percentages I do not know.
am2008</blockquote>
Just look at stats from previous years, you'l find that there is a fixed amount of students from certain countries - + 1 or 2.
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neo4ever

Could you let us know where such stats of previous years can be found? Thanks.

Could you let us know where such stats of previous years can be found? Thanks.
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Greg_08

Could you let us know where such stats of previous years can be found? Thanks.


Sure, if you look at 2006 2007 HLS admission threads you will find exact number per/country. I have seen several of those.

<blockquote>Could you let us know where such stats of previous years can be found? Thanks.</blockquote>

Sure, if you look at 2006 2007 HLS admission threads you will find exact number per/country. I have seen several of those.

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Thanks for the posts, everybody. I guess the rumor that HLS accepts only one student per university is definitely false then.
Let's keep our fingers crossed, as this week is THE week!

Thanks for the posts, everybody. I guess the rumor that HLS accepts only one student per university is definitely false then.
Let's keep our fingers crossed, as this week is THE week!
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neo4ever

Could you let us know where such stats of previous years can be found? Thanks.


Sure, if you look at 2006 2007 HLS admission threads you will find exact number per/country. I have seen several of those.



Thanks for your swift reply, Greg. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to retrieve the posts you mentioned. Could you provide us with the links to those threads? Many thanks!

<blockquote><blockquote>Could you let us know where such stats of previous years can be found? Thanks.</blockquote>

Sure, if you look at 2006 2007 HLS admission threads you will find exact number per/country. I have seen several of those.

</blockquote>

Thanks for your swift reply, Greg. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to retrieve the posts you mentioned. Could you provide us with the links to those threads? Many thanks!
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Greg_08

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/13230/13

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/13230/13
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Sylvester

I have a feeling that Harvard will release admissions before March 21.

In previous years, decisions were made before that date.

I have a feeling that Harvard will release admissions before March 21.

In previous years, decisions were made before that date.
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I just received this.................I am in...........

On behalf of Harvard Law School's Committee on Graduate Studies, I am delighted to inform you that you have been admitted to our LL.M. Class of 2009. Congratulations!

I am sending you this e-mail now because I wanted to share the good news with you as soon as possible. We will be sending out the official letter of admission and related materials later this week, and you should receive them some time in the following week, depending on FedEx delivery schedules. (If your admission is subject to your completing certain degree or other requirements, those conditions will be specified in your official admission letter.)

Since admission decisions are made without reference to financial condition, we are only now beginning to review financial aid applications. If you have also applied for financial aid, we will let you know our decision by April 7, 2008. If you are facing an earlier deadline from another institution, please send me the details and we will try to give you an expedited decision.

Meanwhile, should you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to welcoming you to Harvard Law School!

With best wishes,
Sarine Der Kaloustian (please feel free to call me Sarine)

I just received this.................I am in...........

On behalf of Harvard Law School's Committee on Graduate Studies, I am delighted to inform you that you have been admitted to our LL.M. Class of 2009. Congratulations!

I am sending you this e-mail now because I wanted to share the good news with you as soon as possible. We will be sending out the official letter of admission and related materials later this week, and you should receive them some time in the following week, depending on FedEx delivery schedules. (If your admission is subject to your completing certain degree or other requirements, those conditions will be specified in your official admission letter.)

Since admission decisions are made without reference to financial condition, we are only now beginning to review financial aid applications. If you have also applied for financial aid, we will let you know our decision by April 7, 2008. If you are facing an earlier deadline from another institution, please send me the details and we will try to give you an expedited decision.

Meanwhile, should you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to welcoming you to Harvard Law School!

With best wishes,
Sarine Der Kaloustian (please feel free to call me Sarine)
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Congratulations Kobayashimaru!
Looks we're gonna be classmates because I'm also in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still cannot believe it! I got the same e-mail 10 minutes ago!

Congratulations Kobayashimaru!
Looks we're gonna be classmates because I'm also in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still cannot believe it! I got the same e-mail 10 minutes ago!

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Thanks Jenkinsrose,

Although i already celebrated a few weeks ago......actually i got an early decision on the 3rd of march......but was told to keep mum.....

Will be a pleasure to meet in Cambridge....

Thanks Jenkinsrose,

Although i already celebrated a few weeks ago......actually i got an early decision on the 3rd of march......but was told to keep mum.....

Will be a pleasure to meet in Cambridge....
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gppinheiro

Congrats to both of you! It seems Harvard has begun to deliver decisions! Did ask for an early decision or just got an unprovoked e-mail?

Congrats to both of you! It seems Harvard has begun to deliver decisions! Did ask for an early decision or just got an unprovoked e-mail?
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llmers

I am in too!!!!! I do not think I can go to sleep tonight...

I am in too!!!!! I do not think I can go to sleep tonight...
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Congrats to both of you! It seems Harvard has begun to deliver decisions! Did ask for an early decision or just got an unprovoked e-mail?


This seems to be the normal round of admission decision. although i stand corrected.

Congrats to everyone admitted.I hope that everyone gets in as this wait has been traumatic to most of us.

<blockquote>Congrats to both of you! It seems Harvard has begun to deliver decisions! Did ask for an early decision or just got an unprovoked e-mail? </blockquote>

This seems to be the normal round of admission decision. although i stand corrected.

Congrats to everyone admitted.I hope that everyone gets in as this wait has been traumatic to most of us.
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