Held By Harvard Club - 2010

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:40 pm

phi beta kappa

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby CrimsonCal » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:43 pm

legalnoeagle wrote:So... it looks like the remaining holds on TLS are a ragtag bunch of below-median but interesting and diverse-storied folk. With no JR1s.

JR probably wants to see those medians shored up before giving us our shot at a golden ticket.

Edit: except you, hayward.


yep, pretty much describes me

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby odiero » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:44 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:so far I count like 11 pending-holds and all with pretty unique backgrounds and decent but borderline numbers. so we missed the big WL wave I guess for some final review or something.


Or some of us *cough* will get caught by the big rejection wave tomorrow. I suppose it's possible today's rejections were the result of some kind of final review... but I think it's more likely that they were just the first of a ding-wave (...awkward term). Once //that's// over with, then a final review? It does seem like some of the pending-holds will by-pass the waitlist. I've pretty much lost hope for my case though... I say that, but I'm still glued to TLS ;)

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:51 pm

,.,
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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:52 pm

I'm resigned to the fact I will be dinged or WLd this week. I've been imagining it for over 2 months now. It will come as no shock. So I shall disappear for a year and apply once more, like a phoenix.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby odiero » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:55 pm

AdmiralNelson wrote:like a phoenix.


or the flu

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Consigliere » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:57 pm

so I havent sent any LOCI since I got held. I have one primed and ready to go. Should I send it now to prompt my getting put on the waitlist, or should I wait and see if I get put on the waitlist and then send it out?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby buzzgirl » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:13 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:so far I count like 11 pending-holds and all with pretty unique backgrounds and decent but borderline numbers. so we missed the big WL wave I guess for some final review or something.


First time posting in here, but this describes me as well. Applied late Dec, held about 2 weeks ago.

My numbers are good but not great (by Harvard standards) but my overall application is solid (interesting WE, great LORs, HYP undergrad, some other pretty interesting softs). There is one factor in my application that is truly "unique" and I think that's the reason they're still holding on to me.

Glad to be in such interesting company.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Illijah » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:17 pm

No JR1, URM (AA Male), Held 2/22, UR 2/22

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby RhubarbPie » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:19 pm

I'm still standing (held awhile ago, don't remember when exactly, Jan maybe? No JR1). GPA slightly below 25th, LSAT at or around 25th (but not below). I'm an international applicant, music major. I'm surprised I'm still here, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby wishfulnyc » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:20 pm

out of curiousity: is the consensus here that we are still waiting for a WL vs. ding, or does anyone think there is still a chance they will accept anyone outright?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:25 pm

wishfulnyc wrote:out of curiousity: is the consensus here that we are still waiting for a WL vs. ding, or does anyone think there is still a chance they will accept anyone outright?


I think we're looking at a best-case scenario of a WL/Accept in mid-May.

Then again, there is a chance that none of us hear until after the deposit deadline. If I remember correctly, the held letter says that they might not get back to us until "late spring" with a decision.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby odiero » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:04 pm

also out of curiosity: are any of you interested in working outside of the US?

if you are interested in working outside of the US, would you definitely take H over CLS? H's name-recognition could be really useful internationally, but then i get the sense that CLS is a great environment for people with international interests.

at least according to the ABA data -- under "Employment (9 months after graduation)" -- Y seems to place the largest percentage of its graduating class outside of the US. H comes next, followed closely by CLS.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:26 pm

Here for roll-call:

Applied in late September, held mid January. No JR1. Sub-median stats.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Netsirk » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:25 pm

legalnoeagle wrote:So... it looks like the remaining holds on TLS are a ragtag bunch of below-median but interesting and diverse-storied folk. With no JR1s.

JR probably wants to see those medians shored up before giving us our shot at a golden ticket.


Joining this thread and I am very happy with the above post because it gives me hope (even if it is false hope).

My GPA is a 3.98, but my LSAT is sadly way below the 25th (not that bad but for Harvard's standards). URM, no JR1, held 3/29, UR 3/29.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby amputatedbrain » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:38 pm

Withdrawing . . . tired of the wait and decided I'd rather go to Stanford anyway. Of course, this sort of culling the herd is probably what the long hold time was meant to do anyway. Good luck to everyone still waiting!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby stripes234 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:26 pm

Also my first time posting (but have been watching TLS for some time)... Held early January, no JR1, unique softs, median GPA but lower LSAT... Let's keep the hope!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby odiero » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:29 am

Feeling more hopeful today.

Let's face it, we're all awesome. 8)

Hopeful inclusive disjunction for the day:

EITHER the distribution on the LSN admissions outcomes graph is not representative of admissions outcomes for the whole pool of applicants OR Harvard has yet to admit the applicants who will make up the bottom GPA and LSAT quartiles. (This, assuming Harvard's stats this year will be similar to last year's stats.)

I'm guessing it's a little of both. There certainly are more bottom-quartile admits on the 2008-2009 graph, though.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:50 am

,.,
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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby 20121109 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:57 am

of Benito Cereno wrote:am I the last high lsat splitter standing?
anyways. our group mostly consist of people with at least a couple of years out of UG doing interesting private sector, political work, or advanced graduate degrees. many of us have very unusual and compelling life stories and there are also a bunch of URMS and HYP alums. Fun.


Don't be so anxious, Benito. I doubt you'll be outright rejected. Let's hope for good news! :)

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:04 am

I actually wasn't being anxious (I myself have advanced graduate degrees and, I like to think, a pretty compelling application too so I was including myself in that group description) I was just noting that I'm pretty much the only lsat splitter left on tls and that we have a rather strange group of pending-holds here.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Emma. » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:18 am

of Benito Cereno wrote:I actually wasn't being anxious (I myself have advanced graduate degrees and, I like to think, a pretty compelling application too so I was including myself in that group description) I was just noting that I'm pretty much the only lsat splitter left on tls and that we have a rather strange group of pending-holds here.


I'd call myself an LSAT splitter. No word from HLS (or SLS!) yet.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby odiero » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:34 am

of Benito Cereno wrote:
odiero wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:There are also a few remaining holds who don't seem to have particularly strong shots so who knows.


I'm one of these.

Interesting life story, interesting work experience, interesting... interests; but low numbers. LSAT below median, GPA below 25th percentile. I have an excellent graduate GPA, but I don't know how much that counts.

Any thoughts on that last piece? Seems like a number of you have done graduate work...

in depends what type of program but I can't see a 4.0 in a good grad program being ignored.


I would think successful completion of graduate work would correlate with success in securing a spot in legal academia (among other things). Harvard obviously has an interest in keeping up its image as a school that generates law professors, which might mean graduate work is more of a plus on a Harvard app than on, say, an Emory app. Who knows.

If speculation takes the same sort of skills that make a good lawyer, I think we'll all be excellent lawyers...

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:30 am

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:32 am

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