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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:46 pm
by Cannonballer
hls2022fella wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:26 pm
Anyone get an H in LRW despite having some typos/orthography mistakes? For some reason my eyes didn't catch them the first time around, but today I saw them. Can good research/structure override some errors, or do only super polished essays stand a chance at an H?
This will entirely depend on your LRW instructor. Try not to stress!

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:58 pm
by Borges_and_barbells
Winter term is still a pass/fail course, correct?

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:57 pm
by hls2022fella
Anyone know how many LPs Rubenstein usually gives out for CivPro? I didn't allocate my time that well and didn't mention everything I should have, only got like 3,800 words down. Should I be worried?

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:36 pm
by Cannonballer
hls2022fella wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:57 pm
Anyone know how many LPs Rubenstein usually gives out for CivPro? I didn't allocate my time that well and didn't mention everything I should have, only got like 3,800 words down. Should I be worried?
You're probably totally fine! It's super natural to feel like you did bad after an exam when you really did just fine. FWIW, one of his TAs told me that Rubenstein doesn't actually give LPs anymore but that he likes to promote the rumor that he still does so people take his class/exam seriously. Take that rumor for what it's worth - I know I found comfort in it as a 1L :)

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:26 pm
by heythatslife
hls2022fella wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:57 pm
Anyone know how many LPs Rubenstein usually gives out for CivPro? I didn't allocate my time that well and didn't mention everything I should have, only got like 3,800 words down. Should I be worried?
That's like 500 words more than any 3-hour exam essay that I've ever produced.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:59 pm
by Borges_and_barbells
Do you think it would reflect poorly upon me to email my Winter Term professor to ask whether they're using a Credit/Fail or H/P grading system? Someone told me that all 1L j-term classes were Credit/Fail, but someone at the registrar told me that they thought it was H/P. Not proud to say it, but the grading difference might impact my effort a bit.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:28 pm
by Kaziende
Borges_and_barbells wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:59 pm
Do you think it would reflect poorly upon me to email my Winter Term professor to ask whether they're using a Credit/Fail or H/P grading system? Someone told me that all 1L j-term classes were Credit/Fail, but someone at the registrar told me that they thought it was H/P. Not proud to say it, but the grading difference might impact my effort a bit.
1L J-term classes are credit/fail. It should say so in the syllabus/on canvas.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:23 am
by april_ludgate
how do 2L grades get released? All at once, trickle in? When do they start coming out? The lack of info on this subject is so annoying

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:17 am
by Cannonballer
april_ludgate wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:23 am
how do 2L grades get released? All at once, trickle in? When do they start coming out? The lack of info on this subject is so annoying
My fall grades have always come at once but sometimes professors submit late so there’s a lag - that seems to especially happen with Spring grades. The past two years they’ve been released on 1/26 and 1/30; not sure how it will work with the new plan to release grades earlier to those who completed all course evals.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:14 pm
by catcatcatcatcat
Hi! Is it reasonable for admitted students to email professors (admitted recently) about opportunities in a specific research area? I'm curious, though I'm unsure if it would be to aggressive to contact faculty this early.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:29 pm
by pneumonia
catcatcatcatcat wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:14 pm
Hi! Is it reasonable for admitted students to email professors (admitted recently) about opportunities in a specific research area? I'm curious, though I'm unsure if it would be to aggressive to contact faculty this early.
My opinion: it depends. In particular it depends on your credentials and your topic. Paradigmatic "reasonable" case: you have a PhD and are going to law school to continue a course of research in a field that the professor you want to email also works in. No reason not to start building those connections. Paradigmatic "not" case: you are coming out of undergrad and are just gunning. Short answer, I guess, would be that if you have demonstrable academic credentials then this could be ok, but if you don't then I would avoid it.

Others may have a different view. Most professors are very nice, and worst case they just reply saying you should find them when you get to campus.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:45 pm
by dcc617
Probably even if it's just a genuine interest, not just gunning. Also probably better luck with less famous professors.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:50 pm
by LawSchool1995
Anyone know when Fall 1L grades are gonna be released?

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:00 pm
by piggy11
Grades came out today.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:07 am
by hls2022fella
Would it be worth it to do a sub-cite this spring for a journal (as a 1L) for EIP purposes? I don't have any other law school activities, but have a fair number of post-college resume lines.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:12 am
by dcc617
I did zero journals in law school and it’s probably the best decision I made. Take a PLAP case instead.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:35 pm
by Cannonballer
dcc617 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:12 am
I did zero journals in law school and it’s probably the best decision I made. Take a PLAP case instead.
I definitely agree, a PLAP case is a much better use of your time. That being said, the 1L journal commitment is ridiculously small so it wouldn't be a big deal to spend an afternoon subciting to put it on your resume.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:25 pm
by hls2022fella
Any speculation on whether a 1H/4P 1L who just goes C/F on all (or almost all) their second semester classes will be in a tough spot? Will law firms still just count the Hs, thus making going C/F an unwise choice?

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:01 pm
by Downy4in1
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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:37 pm
by kellyfrost
Do a lot of Harvard law students grill their meals?

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:09 pm
by heythatslife
kellyfrost wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:37 pm
Do a lot of Harvard law students grill their meals?
Lol kf the weather in cambridge is inhospitable to grilling other than for maybe 5 months of the year, 3 of which are during the summer break. Also not many places to grill.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:11 pm
by hls2022fella
How are Research Assistants paid during the summer at HLS? Are they paid? I haven't nailed down an internship yet (though I'm still looking) but I asked a professor and they said that they would have me as a RA. Does funding come from a central HLS office, or just out of the professor's pocket?

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:11 pm
by kittykatlaw
kellyfrost wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:37 pm
Do a lot of Harvard law students grill their meals?
In my 3.5 years (joint degree), I neither grilled a meal nor saw anyone else grilling a meal.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:17 pm
by kellyfrost
kittykatlaw wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:11 pm
kellyfrost wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:37 pm
Do a lot of Harvard law students grill their meals?
In my 3.5 years (joint degree), I neither grilled a meal nor saw anyone else grilling a meal.
That is both mind blowing and troubling.

Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:55 pm
by kittykatlaw
kellyfrost wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:17 pm
kittykatlaw wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:11 pm
kellyfrost wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:37 pm
Do a lot of Harvard law students grill their meals?
In my 3.5 years (joint degree), I neither grilled a meal nor saw anyone else grilling a meal.
That is both mind blowing and troubling.
Really? I did not know grilling was that big of a deal!