Reggie Chambers ’01 is a Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the Consumer Bank of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Previously, he worked in Big Law, investment banking, private equity, the White House, and management consulting. Outside of work, he teaches the development of economic policies at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Admitted students often ask us to introduce them to current students who attended the same undergraduate institution. Last year, a few admitted students who attended women’s colleges asked to speak to current students who also attended women’s colleges. Those connections inspired this blog post. We thought we would interview a few women’s college graduates to pass on their insights more broadly.
It has often been said that you can do anything with a J.D. from Harvard Law School. But that statement is somewhat misleading, because HLS students put their knowledge, leadership, ambition, and blossoming legal skills to use well in advance of graduation. Keep reading to learn more about the exciting and diverse experiences of four of our AFA members from this past summer!
As Chief of Strategy and Capital Development of Sightway Capital, Two Sigma’s private equity unit, Susan normally sits a few floors above Alice in Two Sigma’s Manhattan office, which is three minutes’ walk from Xiaoli’s office. But since everyone is working from home nowadays, the three didn’t grab coffee in SoHo and instead chatted on Zoom.
There are plenty of ways to engage with the scholarship and legal conversations that happen here at HLS—including through podcasts. We thought it would be helpful to share some current and recent podcasts that are of interest to anyone considering becoming a lawyer or applying to HLS.
The timing of the admissions process can feel mysterious. When will interviews begin? When will you receive a decision on your application? In an attempt to demystify the timeline a bit, we released dates for the 2019–2020 cycle on this blog last summer. After receiving positive feedback on this step from applicants, we are going to try it again this year.
Students enrolled in the HBS/HLS four-year joint degree program come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many are interested in pursuing careers that operate at the intersection of business and law, and they seek to utilize the resources that are offered throughout the program. Reshma Lutfeali (JD/MBA 2021) and Viroopa Volla (JD/MBA 2021), co-presidents of the JD/MBA Association, offer their perspectives on the program and what they have learned about the HLS/HBS joint degree.
August is a month of transition in the J.D. Admissions Office. Orientation for incoming 1L students is on the horizon, and we’re already gearing up for another admissions cycle beginning in September. We know many applicants are also beginning to prepare their applications. We’re excited to begin reading your stories and about your accomplishments soon, but in the meantime, we want to help you submit the best application you can.
Happy almost-August! I’m thrilled to announce the launch of a new podcast, in collaboration with the Yale Law School admissions team. YLS admissions dean Miriam Ingber and I have teamed up to co-host Navigating Law School Admissions with Miriam & Kristi.
Ethan Oak was admitted to HLS via the Junior Deferral Program (JDP). In this post, he shares his unique path to law school, his plans for his deferral period, and some words of encouragement for future applicants.
We are one month away from the Junior Deferral Program (JDP) application deadline on July 1. Here are a few thoughts and reflections from the members of the JDP Committee about what they value in JDP applicants.