Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

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Danger Zone
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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Danger Zone » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:48 pm

stillwater wrote:arent you the dude Ken called "fucky"

Yes.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby nucky thompson » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:38 am

stillwater wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:
nucky thompson wrote:
stillwater wrote:Nucky boy: I think, as I argued, the top schools are insulated from the vicissitudes of this new law school applicant market then it would be attributed to other factors: contending with their 1L waitlists, change in staff, etc. Some schools have moved earlier this year, much earlier (Columbia, NYU), while others have dragged their feet (UPenn). So i think what you're seeing is just differences attributed to whatever internal office happenings are going on, not some groundbreaking alteration in transfer applications.



Idk why you need to use hyperbole - "losing sleep" "groundbreaking alteration" - no, just that they are behaving differently and then I offered one potential reason. just shooting the shit, chummin it up, typing up a random neurotic thought to get some feedback. But I forgot this is elite law school transfer thread with . . . Brilliant people to parse it all out

Nucky boy - idk why youd change the name of my account if you wanted to reference me, as opposed to an abbreviation, or quote etc - but likely because you feel and air of superiority about yourself, thinking you're the (wo)man etc etc. calling someone boy, hey boy you're still silly to understand this grown up stuff - seeing your other posts . . . Operating under the influence usually leads to negative reinforcement, even if caused by drinking your own cool aide

I didn't even see this edit before, but it's PURE GOLD.


hahaha, nucky boy, relax. it was all in good fun.

aren't you the dude Ken called "fucky"?

anyway, you need to relax. just giving you my take on the inscrutable happenings of admissions offices.



I am indeed the poster that called ken out for being a goober. And you can trust I take none of this personally, none of it gets me rattled - no need to say chill bro or whatever cause I'm way relaxed - rather, you should consider the substance of my post. You want to be likable in real life don't you?

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby stillwater » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:40 am

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby nucky thompson » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:42 am

stillwater wrote:
nucky thompson wrote:

I am indeed the poster that called ken out for being a goober. And you can trust I take none of this personally, none of it gets me rattled - no need to say chill bro or whatever cause I'm way relaxed - rather, you should consider the substance of my post. You want to be likable in real life don't you?


i think i responded to the substance of your post, a number of times.


The substance to which I refer is your arrogance

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby stillwater » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:44 am

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby transfer57 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:23 am

Any updates? I'm getting anxious waiting for a well written ding.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Latenite987 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:43 am

stillwater wrote:
lasersgopewpew wrote:
stillwater wrote:
Latenite987 wrote:I know a strong candidate from DNCG with a PhD and published LR article that got dinged yesterday. I'm not exactly sure what that says about the rest of us.


hows does a 1L have a published LR article?


Published before LAWLSCHOOL as part of PhD?


then thatd explain the ding. LRs are TTT publications


Top 15%. Published LR article during 2nd semester. Also had PhD published, no small matter.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby hephaestus » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:01 am

Latenite987 wrote:Top 15%. Published LR article during 2nd semester. Also had PhD published, no small matter.

That's tough. It seems like top 10% is the magic cutoff for the T14. Even then, it's far from foolproof.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby EqualJustice » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:19 am

ImNoScar wrote:
Latenite987 wrote:Top 15%. Published LR article during 2nd semester. Also had PhD published, no small matter.




Indeed!

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby psach44 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:34 am

While these things are no smaller matters that doesn't mean it's really relevant for candidacy consideration for transfer. A PhD is really attractive and diverse but it doesn't necessarily mean it translates to good legal analysis. Also, since LR options aren't really available to almost all 1Ls so that's an unfair consideration. What speaks are grades and obviously relevant to which school and what the competition was for those grades, reflecting strong legal capabilities.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby EqualJustice » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:43 am

psach44 wrote:While these things are no smaller matters that doesn't mean it's really relevant for candidacy consideration for transfer. A PhD is really attractive and diverse but it doesn't necessarily mean it translates to good legal analysis. Also, since LR options aren't really available to almost all 1Ls so that's an unfair consideration. What speaks are grades and obviously relevant to which school and what the competition was for those grades, reflecting strong legal capabilities.


One does not easily come upon opportunities for law review amidst ones first year, one typically takes such opportunity by force. The fact that the article was published is near evidence enough that the applicant's legal analysis was sound--his article may have beaten out others submitted by law professors. The crux of the matter--regarding the significance of the publication--would likely fall on what type of journal the article was published in.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby psach44 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:55 am

Actually just seems like a poor decision on that person's part... Should have focused more on grades to be higher in class than doing extra things.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby EqualJustice » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:02 pm

psach44 wrote:Actually just seems like a poor decision on that person's part... Should have focused more on grades to be higher in class than doing extra things.


Yet I suspect he/she will rise elsewhere because of it. Again, someone from George Mason made it into Yale last year with a similar achievement. So much of life is a gamble, and he took a chance.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby EqualJustice » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:42 pm

FYI

Yale has promised to exert great effort in an attempt to release the bulk of their admissions decisions today.

Someone has, in fact, just been accepted there.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Nammertat » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:05 pm

I WANT MY ANSWER!!!!

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby richaoj » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:16 pm

Just for the record, I think we are going to see a wave of acceptances this afternoon

Reasoning:
(1) they released acceptances last friday at 5 p.m.
(2) last year, the first wave of acceptances came on a friday afternoon (the second wave, however, did not for the record)
(3) It kind of makes sense to do this on a friday afternoon, to avoid a bunch of people calling and being obsessive (as we all are)
(4) unabashed optimism

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby EqualJustice » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:16 pm

Nammertat wrote:I WANT MY ANSWER!!!!



And at 4:30 EST you just may get it...

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Latenite987 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:54 pm

richaoj wrote:Just for the record, I think we are going to see a wave of acceptances this afternoon

Reasoning:
(1) they released acceptances last friday at 5 p.m.
(2) last year, the first wave of acceptances came on a friday afternoon (the second wave, however, did not for the record)
(3) It kind of makes sense to do this on a friday afternoon, to avoid a bunch of people calling and being obsessive (as we all are)
(4) unabashed optimism


Two people I know just got into Yale 10 minutes ago, both of whom I know were accepted in H's first wave.

I doubt any acceptances will come today as H's deadline for deposit is Monday and H needs to know how many people they're going to lose (of those accepted in 1st wave) to Y.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby richaoj » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:55 pm

Latenite987 wrote:
richaoj wrote:Just for the record, I think we are going to see a wave of acceptances this afternoon

Reasoning:
(1) they released acceptances last friday at 5 p.m.
(2) last year, the first wave of acceptances came on a friday afternoon (the second wave, however, did not for the record)
(3) It kind of makes sense to do this on a friday afternoon, to avoid a bunch of people calling and being obsessive (as we all are)
(4) unabashed optimism


Two people I know just got into Yale 10 minutes ago, both of whom I know were accepted in H's first wave.

I doubt any acceptances will come today as H's deadline for deposit is Monday and H needs to know how many people they're going to lose (of those accepted in 1st wave) to Y.


I just don't know if I can take another weekend of this.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Nammertat » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:00 pm

richaoj wrote:
Latenite987 wrote:
richaoj wrote:Just for the record, I think we are going to see a wave of acceptances this afternoon

Reasoning:
(1) they released acceptances last friday at 5 p.m.
(2) last year, the first wave of acceptances came on a friday afternoon (the second wave, however, did not for the record)
(3) It kind of makes sense to do this on a friday afternoon, to avoid a bunch of people calling and being obsessive (as we all are)
(4) unabashed optimism


Two people I know just got into Yale 10 minutes ago, both of whom I know were accepted in H's first wave.

I doubt any acceptances will come today as H's deadline for deposit is Monday and H needs to know how many people they're going to lose (of those accepted in 1st wave) to Y.


I just don't know if I can take another weekend of this.


Perhaps they'll hold off on the wave of admits till after Monday, but there's no reason to hold the bulk of their denials.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby lasersgopewpew » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:04 pm

Nammertat wrote:
richaoj wrote:
Latenite987 wrote:
richaoj wrote:Just for the record, I think we are going to see a wave of acceptances this afternoon

Reasoning:
(1) they released acceptances last friday at 5 p.m.
(2) last year, the first wave of acceptances came on a friday afternoon (the second wave, however, did not for the record)
(3) It kind of makes sense to do this on a friday afternoon, to avoid a bunch of people calling and being obsessive (as we all are)
(4) unabashed optimism


Two people I know just got into Yale 10 minutes ago, both of whom I know were accepted in H's first wave.

I doubt any acceptances will come today as H's deadline for deposit is Monday and H needs to know how many people they're going to lose (of those accepted in 1st wave) to Y.


I just don't know if I can take another weekend of this.


Perhaps they'll hold off on the wave of admits till after Monday, but there's no reason to hold the bulk of their denials.


This is pretty much what I am thinking. They don't need a huge backlog of people they're going to ding anyway. A handful of marginal applicants may stick around past Monday, but I can't imagine they want to keep a bunch of certain dings around. Though, at the same time, with dings happening as early Wed, I'm curious why that hasn't continued yesterday and through this morning.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Latenite987 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:19 pm

I just don't know if I can take another weekend of this.[/quote]

Perhaps they'll hold off on the wave of admits till after Monday, but there's no reason to hold the bulk of their denials.[/quote]

This is pretty much what I am thinking. They don't need a huge backlog of people they're going to ding anyway. A handful of marginal applicants may stick around past Monday, but I can't imagine they want to keep a bunch of certain dings around. Though, at the same time, with dings happening as early Wed, I'm curious why that hasn't continued yesterday and through this morning.[/quote]

This is my sentiment. I see a large round of dings coming this afternoon. If not, on monday, There Will Be Blood.

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby leroybrown » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:25 pm

oh man hard waiting :wink:

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby Nammertat » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:30 pm

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.... to help pass the time, enjoy this gem!

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Re: Harvard Waiting Thread 2013

Postby rogermurdoch » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:46 pm

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