For the first couple of years, we held a lottery and then had a wait list for those who didn't lottery into the class. In those years, we were able to give everyone on the wait list a chance to take LS50, since then we have beein doing things differently. Until registration, we hold the class in a larger room, and everyone who is interested is welcome to come, but we ask you to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) either to tell us that you want to take the class, or to tell us, if you later change your mind, that you don't.
If, two days shy of registration, we have more than 30 students who want to take LS50, we'll hold a lottery to select 30 students and notify you by email. Given that enrollment has ranged between 25 and 40 students, it is likely that we will have room for everyone who wants to take LS50. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 2nd.
If you would like to learn more about the course (beyond what you can find here and on the official course website (https://canvas.harvard.edu/courses/77057) before the fall semester begins, contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.