175+/3.9+ HLS

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anstone1988
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175+/3.9+ HLS

Postby anstone1988 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:46 pm

For those with 175+/3.9+ and didn't get into HLS, what do you think happened that kept you out of HLS?

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Re: 175+/3.9+ HLS

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:11 am

You're not going to find many people on here who fall into that category to answer your question. However, usually it's some sort of negative---dropped out of another graduate school program, criminal record, bad LOR, PS that makes you seem like a horrible person to be around, etc.

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KibblesAndVick
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Re: 175+/3.9+ HLS

Postby KibblesAndVick » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:26 am

http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... ,8&type=jd

Last year people with those stats on LSN went 25 for 28. Out of the three who got waitlisted, one got into Yale and another got a full ride to Columbia.

Not much to worry about...

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Re: 175+/3.9+ HLS

Postby KibblesAndVick » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:33 am

And the third applicant who got waitlisted seems to be Canadian. Maybe that's what they did wrong.

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Re: 175+/3.9+ HLS

Postby pichu » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:54 am

I've been asking this question too. It looks like a bad JR1 (phone interview) or a late application might also hurt your application.

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Re: 175+/3.9+ HLS

Postby WestOfTheRest » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:16 am

KibblesAndVick wrote:And the third applicant who got waitlisted seems to be Canadian. Maybe that's what they did wrong.

Watch your mouth. There were several reasons for it, none of which are getting discussed publicly.

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Re: 175+/3.9+ HLS

Postby wolfpack-avvocato » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:32 am

CastleRock wrote:
KibblesAndVick wrote:And the third applicant who got waitlisted seems to be Canadian. Maybe that's what they did wrong.

Watch your mouth. There were several reasons for it, none of which are getting discussed publicly.

Dinged due to being Canadian?.....Well played Harvard.....very well played.

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Re: 175+/3.9+ HLS

Postby Nom Sawyer » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:58 am

pichu wrote:I've been asking this question too. It looks like a bad JR1 (phone interview) or a late application might also hurt your application.


You would need a seriously bad JR1 to screw up your chances with those numbers... Basically as long as you can string together a few words, the JR1 won't actually affect your chances too much either way.

Do make sure your application isn't late though. While with those numbers it doesn't matter as much, once you hit 3.9+, 173+ (i.e. medians), then one of the key things is getting in a fairly early application.




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