Held By Harvard Club - 2010

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby iminlstrick » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:24 pm

To answer the earlier question, yea I sent in a LOCI and two strong, tenured academic letters immediately. Also updated the file recently with a note on a major international award that I've been recently nominated as a finalist for (wow horrible sentence) and my dissertation adviser sent a short but strong note describing the graduate work I've done for him. Honestly, I might as well have applied for the Rhodes given how much ish I sent the H-bomb. Maybe overkill, but whatever, when I want something I go all out, like it or leave it.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Consigliere » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:33 pm

examplepdf wrote:*crawls out from under desk... slowly raises hand...* are we sure it's over for today? i'm scared!


I am petrified of what tomorrow will bring. i wore my lucky t-shirt today, and it came through in the clutch. problem is I dont think I can wear it every day this summer, atleast not without distancing myself from all my loved ones.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:34 pm

iminlstrick wrote:To answer the earlier question, yea I sent in a LOCI and two strong, tenured academic letters immediately. Also updated the file recently with a note on a major international award that I've been recently nominated as a finalist for (wow horrible sentence) and my dissertation adviser sent a short but strong note describing the graduate work I've done for him. Honestly, I might as well have applied for the Rhodes given how much ish I sent the H-bomb. Maybe overkill, but whatever, when I want something I go all out, like it or leave it.

I actually made that rhodes joke about myself a few weeks back. i have a feeling somebody on the committee must have said "what does this kid think he's applying to a doctoral program or something? we train corporate lawyers here... go away kid."

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby blue5385 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:39 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
iminlstrick wrote:To answer the earlier question, yea I sent in a LOCI and two strong, tenured academic letters immediately. Also updated the file recently with a note on a major international award that I've been recently nominated as a finalist for (wow horrible sentence) and my dissertation adviser sent a short but strong note describing the graduate work I've done for him. Honestly, I might as well have applied for the Rhodes given how much ish I sent the H-bomb. Maybe overkill, but whatever, when I want something I go all out, like it or leave it.

I actually made that rhode joke about myself a few weeks back. i have a feeling somebody on the committee must have said "what does this kid think he's applying to a doctoral program or something? we train corporate lawyers here... go away kid."


I think the key is playing kind of hard-to-get after you tell them you'd drop everything to attend HLS (if this is in fact the case, which it is for me). It seems like they're not even looking for legit supplemental material like iminlstrick's, and all they want is explicit assurance that you won't hurt their yield by turning down an acceptance off the WL if they offer you one. I almost wish I hadn't even sent one LOCI, and I doubt I'll send another one since the ball is in their court now.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby someones alt » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:47 pm

blue5385 wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:
iminlstrick wrote:To answer the earlier question, yea I sent in a LOCI and two strong, tenured academic letters immediately. Also updated the file recently with a note on a major international award that I've been recently nominated as a finalist for (wow horrible sentence) and my dissertation adviser sent a short but strong note describing the graduate work I've done for him. Honestly, I might as well have applied for the Rhodes given how much ish I sent the H-bomb. Maybe overkill, but whatever, when I want something I go all out, like it or leave it.

I actually made that rhode joke about myself a few weeks back. i have a feeling somebody on the committee must have said "what does this kid think he's applying to a doctoral program or something? we train corporate lawyers here... go away kid."


I think the key is playing kind of hard-to-get after you tell them you'd drop everything to attend HLS (if this is in fact the case, which it is for me). It seems like they're not even looking for legit supplemental material like iminlstrick's, and all they want is explicit assurance that you won't hurt their yield by turning down an acceptance off the WL if they offer you one. I almost wish I hadn't even sent one LOCI, and I doubt I'll send another one since the ball is in their court now.


It was hard for me to even send one LOCI after reading, "However, if I open the file to find several letters, odes to Yale, journal entries, head shots, etc. then you are venturing way too far into Mikeyland and really not doing yourself a favor. One. LOCI. Punto."
http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... alker.aspx

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby blue5385 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:52 pm

someones alt wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:
iminlstrick wrote:To answer the earlier question, yea I sent in a LOCI and two strong, tenured academic letters immediately. Also updated the file recently with a note on a major international award that I've been recently nominated as a finalist for (wow horrible sentence) and my dissertation adviser sent a short but strong note describing the graduate work I've done for him. Honestly, I might as well have applied for the Rhodes given how much ish I sent the H-bomb. Maybe overkill, but whatever, when I want something I go all out, like it or leave it.

I actually made that rhode joke about myself a few weeks back. i have a feeling somebody on the committee must have said "what does this kid think he's applying to a doctoral program or something? we train corporate lawyers here... go away kid."


I think the key is playing kind of hard-to-get after you tell them you'd drop everything to attend HLS (if this is in fact the case, which it is for me). It seems like they're not even looking for legit supplemental material like iminlstrick's, and all they want is explicit assurance that you won't hurt their yield by turning down an acceptance off the WL if they offer you one. I almost wish I hadn't even sent one LOCI, and I doubt I'll send another one since the ball is in their court now.


It was hard for me to even send one LOCI after reading, "However, if I open the file to find several letters, odes to Yale, journal entries, head shots, etc. then you are venturing way too far into Mikeyland and really not doing yourself a favor. One. LOCI. Punto."
http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... alker.aspx


HLS in Focus is so boring compared to the 203 blog.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby shanemahsa » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:59 pm

someones alt wrote:It was hard for me to even send one LOCI after reading, "However, if I open the file to find several letters, odes to Yale, journal entries, head shots, etc. then you are venturing way too far into Mikeyland and really not doing yourself a favor. One. LOCI. Punto."
http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... alker.aspx


LOL OMG thanks for that :lol:

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:04 pm

I guess I'll take up the mantle from Benito...
So, can we get a roll call for those of us who escaped today's bloodletting?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby wishfulnyc » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:15 pm

legalnoeagle wrote:I guess I'll take up the mantle from Benito...
So, can we get a roll call for those of us who escaped today's bloodletting?


Consigliere asked on the previous page

Roll call count is at 4 so far

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby r6_philly » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:22 pm

I am convinced my file is bottom of the pile. Count me in. Not held, just waiting.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Ragged » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:27 pm

I'm out of this club - just recieved rejection email. oh well, it was fun to hope.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby clintonius » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:55 pm

r6_philly wrote:I am convinced my file is bottom of the pile. Count me in. Not held, just waiting.

Same here.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby lastMinuteGuy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:06 pm

clintonius wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I am convinced my file is bottom of the pile. Count me in. Not held, just waiting.

Same here.


Same here too.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby wishfulnyc » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:13 pm

lastMinuteGuy wrote:
clintonius wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I am convinced my file is bottom of the pile. Count me in. Not held, just waiting.

Same here.


Same here too.


speaking of "held by Harvard"...

has anyone else still left actually been held?

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:20 pm

wishfulnyc wrote:
lastMinuteGuy wrote:
clintonius wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I am convinced my file is bottom of the pile. Count me in. Not held, just waiting.

Same here.


Same here too.


speaking of "held by Harvard"...

has anyone else still left actually been held?



I was held 4/2. I remain.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby buzzgirl » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:50 pm

I'm still here. I was held just a few weeks ago.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Zinoviev » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:58 pm

Held 4/5. Complete in December. I've sent mountains of material.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:21 pm

Held 3/23. Sent a LOCI and that's it.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby peeker82 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:24 pm

Held 3/23. still standing with wobbly legs and calves starting to burn... ready for 3 months of waiting hell if i'm lucky.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:27 pm

Not feeling so confident heading into tomorrow.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:36 pm

ugh, sorry about all the rejections

i'm still standing

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby strandm2 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:53 pm

Still standing, held in January, submitted late October. Recently (two weeks ago) sent updated LOCI and new award received. Guessing they pulled my file, it's just whether it was in the reject or the waitlist pile.

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby fidesverita » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:19 am

My earlier comment was about knowing someone who sent in four or five total LORs. I've been told that anything past 2-3 is ridiculous. I wonder at what point HLS will be like "Okay you're a creeper". What if an additional letter is from an employer not a professor? Will that just annoy them?

I think I'm entering into the 'paranoid' phase... JUST GIVE ME A JR1!!!!

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby blue5385 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:52 am

fidesverita wrote:My earlier comment was about knowing someone who sent in four or five total LORs. I've been told that anything past 2-3 is ridiculous. I wonder at what point HLS will be like "Okay you're a creeper". What if an additional letter is from an employer not a professor? Will that just annoy them?

I think I'm entering into the 'paranoid' phase... JUST GIVE ME A JR1!!!!


Like Asha said in her YLS blog, extra LORs are generally just pieces of paper that don't carry much weight unless the LOR writer is discussing something of significance, like a recent accomplishment you didn't get a chance to mention in your initial application.

hang in there! :D

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Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby existenz » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:37 am

Held in March. Still standing but I doubt I'll be able to say that this time tomorrow.

Was hoping for a WL, but given the trend on LSN that isn't looking like the safe bet at this point.




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