Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by Cannonballer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:46 pm

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!

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by Borges_and_barbells » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:58 pm

Winter term is still a pass/fail course, correct?

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by hls2022fella » 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?

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by Cannonballer » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:36 pm

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 :)

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by heythatslife » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:26 pm

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.

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by Borges_and_barbells » 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.

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by Kaziende » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:28 pm

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.

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by april_ludgate » 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

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by Cannonballer » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:17 am

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.

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by catcatcatcatcat » 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.

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by pneumonia » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:29 pm

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.

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by dcc617 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:45 pm

Probably even if it's just a genuine interest, not just gunning. Also probably better luck with less famous professors.

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by LawSchool1995 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:50 pm

Anyone know when Fall 1L grades are gonna be released?

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by piggy11 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Grades came out today.

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by hls2022fella » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:07 am

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.

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by dcc617 » 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.

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Re: Harvard Students and Grads Taking Questions

Post by Cannonballer » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:35 pm

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.

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