Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

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Traynor Brah
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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Traynor Brah » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:55 am

RedSoxGal1990 wrote:
FLS wrote:In today around noon. School doesn't rank but 1% at school in 30s. Is anyone considering not going? I am torn.

There are some of us whose absolute dream of dreams is to attend HLS!

So I have to say, if you’re at all torn about attending HLS, then as one of those who haven’t heard back yet, I’ll respectfully urge you to consider not attending the school.

Great first post

pandare
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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby pandare » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:07 am

In yesterday, at ~11. 1 at T20-50

Mamba1991
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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Mamba1991 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:14 am

Congrats to all! Anyone receive the email yet?

NoDayButToday
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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby NoDayButToday » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:31 am

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby FLS » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:54 am

I've heard they accept 40-50 knowing ~30 will attend. I'm not sure anyone choosing not to go will affect anyone else's odds. Is anyone hearing advice one way or another regarding being top studenst at T1 regional vs going to H with no accolades?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Mamba1991 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:27 am

FLS wrote:I've heard they accept 40-50 knowing ~30 will attend. I'm not sure anyone choosing not to go will affect anyone else's odds. Is anyone hearing advice one way or another regarding being top studenst at T1 regional vs going to H with no accolades?


Two things that I keep coming back to when running these scenarios through my head (granted I'm coming from a T2 70-80):

(1) Implicit in attending HLS as a transfer applicant is the fact that you had a tremendous 1L year at your previous school and achieved quite a few accolades. That will be noted and understood by employers.

(2) Your resume, which is effectively your only way of initially conveying to employers your accomplishments, is not scrubbed clean of your previous school and your achievements there. All your accolades (moot court, law review, GPA) can be reflected on your resume and communicated to employers explicitly.

Now if the actual participation in groups like moot court and law review, and simply having that high rank and GPA is more important to you than an HLS degree, which for you T20 folks may very well be the case, then there's not likely no reason to leave.
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highhopes1
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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby highhopes1 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:40 am

Of the people who got accepted, are your ready to review dates early? Anyone with dates after July 6th? I want to know if they've reviewed my applications yet....

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby felinafelina » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:56 am

Kind of surprised we haven't see any bloodshed yet...where the dings at?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:21 pm

They probably want to build up the tension before releasing them in a storm.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby morrison124 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:23 pm

A lot of people got accepted yesterday. Do you think there will be another wave like last year or just dings from here on out? Congrats to all who got accepted!!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawstudent212 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:39 pm

morrison124 wrote:A lot of people got accepted yesterday. Do you think there will be another wave like last year or just dings from here on out? Congrats to all who got accepted!!

Holding on hope for another wave of acceptances

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby NoDayButToday » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:45 pm

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bmmccb223
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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby bmmccb223 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:49 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:
lawstudent212 wrote:
morrison124 wrote:A lot of people got accepted yesterday. Do you think there will be another wave like last year or just dings from here on out? Congrats to all who got accepted!!

Holding on hope for another wave of acceptances


I'm emotionally moving on. Another wave could come, but the number of people reporting on TLS seemed high and if they take comparable numbers to previous years, I feel like they probably notified at least a high proportion of the students they selected for admission, if not all of them.


Probably a good idea.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby tubacat » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:05 pm

Hi everyone!

I am a 3L at HLS who transferred last year from GW. To all those accepted, congratulations and welcome to HLS! 3L transfers are all SO EXCITED to meet you if you choose to accept! We just set up a Facebook group for the Transfer Class of 2017. It is a secret group on Facebook in case you don't want anyone to know that you may be leaving just yet. If you were accepted, direct message me, and I can add you to the group! If anyone has any other questions (about admissions, life as a transfer, housing, etc.), feel free to ask!

Once more, congrats to those who were recently accepted, and good luck to all those waiting!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby felinafelina » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:14 pm

tubacat wrote:Hi everyone!

I am a 3L at HLS who transferred last year from GW. To all those accepted, congratulations and welcome to HLS! 3L transfers are all SO EXCITED to meet you if you choose to accept! We just set up a Facebook group for the Transfer Class of 2017. It is a secret group on Facebook in case you don't want anyone to know that you may be leaving just yet. If you were accepted, direct message me, and I can add you to the group! If anyone has any other questions (about admissions, life as a transfer, housing, etc.), feel free to ask!

Once more, congrats to those who were recently accepted, and good luck to all those waiting!


Just curious what your stats were when you transferred? I'm from GW as well.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby jeanshortsjorts » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:16 pm

tubacat wrote:Hi everyone!

I am a 3L at HLS who transferred last year from GW. To all those accepted, congratulations and welcome to HLS! 3L transfers are all SO EXCITED to meet you if you choose to accept! We just set up a Facebook group for the Transfer Class of 2017. It is a secret group on Facebook in case you don't want anyone to know that you may be leaving just yet. If you were accepted, direct message me, and I can add you to the group! If anyone has any other questions (about admissions, life as a transfer, housing, etc.), feel free to ask!

Once more, congrats to those who were recently accepted, and good luck to all those waiting!



Thanks for reaching out!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawman84 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:26 pm

lawman84 wrote:Congratulations to everyone that got accepted today!(okay, breaking my "vow of silence" even though I didn't receive a decision)

Here's what I have thus far:
1. dma1012 - ~11:50 am; top 2-3% at a t20
2. Mamba1991 - 11:30 am; top 2% at a T2 (3.99 GPA)
3. sd795822 - ~2:30 pm; top 5% at a t14
4. le6f - ~1:30 pm; top 5% at a t14
5. Booyahachieved - ~2:00 pm; top 3% at a t20
6. thepriceis - ~2:30 pm; top 3% at a t20-30
7. georgej - ~3:30 pm; top 5% at a t20
8. jeanshortsjorts - ~3:50 pm; top 10% at a t20
9. Hudsonbayco - ~3:30 pm; ????
10. miwichbr - ~4:00 pm; top 2% at a t30
11. starchild - ~4:00 pm; top 1% at a t50-60
12. theonerd - ~3:00 pm; top 15% at a t20 (was waitlisted at H when applying for law school admission)
13. Goldie - ~1:00 pm; #1 at a t30-35
14. Msdx92 - ?????; top 10% at a t20
15. townehall - ~4:30 pm; top 2% at a T1
16. shopgirl - 3:11 pm; #1 at a T2 (closer to 100 than 50)
17. FLS - ~12:00 pm; top 1% at t30-39
18. pandare - ~11:00 am; #1 at t20-50


Updated the list.

tubacat
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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby tubacat » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:16 pm

felinafelina wrote:
tubacat wrote:Hi everyone!

I am a 3L at HLS who transferred last year from GW. To all those accepted, congratulations and welcome to HLS! 3L transfers are all SO EXCITED to meet you if you choose to accept! We just set up a Facebook group for the Transfer Class of 2017. It is a secret group on Facebook in case you don't want anyone to know that you may be leaving just yet. If you were accepted, direct message me, and I can add you to the group! If anyone has any other questions (about admissions, life as a transfer, housing, etc.), feel free to ask!

Once more, congrats to those who were recently accepted, and good luck to all those waiting!


Just curious what your stats were when you transferred? I'm from GW as well.


3.893 GPA -- pm me if you want more stats or have any other questions!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby chuckbass » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:57 pm

Hey everyone. Congrats on everyone that's been accepted so far, and good luck to everyone still waiting. Be sure to join us over in the TLS Transfer Cycle 2015 (Class of 2017) thread once you know where you're headed!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Hudsonbayco » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:36 pm

Also, I made a thread for those who accepted the offer:

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=250730

Although facebook might be easier!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawstudent212 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:45 pm

Anyone mind divulging when they have to accept by? I'm sure those that are waiting (me included) would really appreciate that info. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby NoDayButToday » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:01 pm

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Mamba1991
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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Mamba1991 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:02 pm

lawstudent212 wrote:Anyone mind divulging when they have to accept by? I'm sure those that are waiting (me included) would really appreciate that info. Thanks in advance!


Thursday. Best of luck!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby Cerberaus » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:05 pm

Harvard rejections are out! Dinged by email :)

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Re: Harvard Transfer Thread 2015

Postby lawman84 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:06 pm

Dinged via email just now. Stats:
T1 (40-50)
Top 1%

This sucks. But I figured it would happen after I didn't get in on Thursday. Oh well.




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