Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
Core
Posts: 977
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:09 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Core » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:37 am

lightbulb1986 wrote:held today at Harvard. Borderline numbers URM with JR1. Got the dreaded email. Fortunately my Stanford acceptance was right under it in my inbox.

Congrats! When did you submit to SLS?

lightbulb1986
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:29 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby lightbulb1986 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:41 pm

.
Last edited by lightbulb1986 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

lightbulb1986
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:29 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby lightbulb1986 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:54 pm

.
Last edited by lightbulb1986 on Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Core
Posts: 977
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:09 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Core » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:32 pm

lightbulb1986 wrote:This is probably the best place to ask: could Mex/PR-Americans pm their stats if they were held or accpeted to Harvard? There doesn´t seem to be many on LSN and I think Continental Op (Core?) might be on to something on his LSN page...

Hi!

User avatar
kumba84
Posts: 125
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:40 am

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby kumba84 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:18 am

Anyone want to trade LOCIs, or is anyone who already sent theirs interested in looking mine over (I'll return a favor sometime!)? I should be finished soon and need to mail it on Monday--living abroad so it'll take ages. It's my first LOCI so I'm not sure I'm on the right track.

Kretzy
Posts: 1431
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:11 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kretzy » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:52 pm

Finished my LOCI (and my tax returns) yesterday, which means this is technically the first time since September that I have NO pending law school things on my to-do list. Wahoo!

Kulax22
Posts: 149
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:23 am

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kulax22 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:29 pm

Im starting to wonder if being held is a good thing. :| I submitted in November, didnt hear anything until January (hold notice)... no interview yet.

Either they love giving me false hope or they are lining me up for a JR1... I'm hoping a lot of this is due to admissions officers, other than JR, who have been reviewing the apps. Someone said on a thread that a lot of the immediate admits are personally reviewed by him.

Anyway I have no clue. I'm just sick of waiting and being left in the dark. :roll:

User avatar
Lmao Zedong
Posts: 381
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:10 am

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Lmao Zedong » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:19 pm

somehow didn't notice this thread. probably because i don't really look for new threads at this point, i just use the "view your posts" to see updates to the threads i'm following.

anyway, held early jan, so i've been in the club for a while, but just checking in

4910
Posts: 142
Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:42 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby 4910 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:32 pm

yeah i am starting to get a little fidgety, hope they don't leave us hanging for too long

frankjones
Posts: 95
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:49 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby frankjones » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:29 pm

RednBlack wrote:There is some baseless TLS speculation that we will see some movement on "holds" after the Feb. 1 deadline passes. They will then have their entire applicant pool and can begin to reassess our applications.


In past years, have most 'held' applicants been WL'ed? Do you expect 'held' + URM movement more likely to be in Feb or later?[/quote]


This is the key question. Does anyone know? Has anyone put in the time on LSN to figure this out?

User avatar
Kronk
Posts: 28266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:18 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kronk » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:39 pm

frankjones wrote:
RednBlack wrote:There is some baseless TLS speculation that we will see some movement on "holds" after the Feb. 1 deadline passes. They will then have their entire applicant pool and can begin to reassess our applications.


In past years, have most 'held' applicants been WL'ed? Do you expect 'held' + URM movement more likely to be in Feb or later?



This is the key question. Does anyone know? Has anyone put in the time on LSN to figure this out?[/quote]

The large majority of held applicants get WLed. I claimed that 25% eventually got accepted, but I think that might've been a bit generous. I think the number is probably like 15%. It's hard to tell, though, as some of the flat "acceptances" could've been held -> acceptances and some of the WL -> acceptances could've been held -> WL -> acceptances. A lot of the people don't specifically write that they were held (like me, for instance). So I wouldn't be surprised if the percentage was 20-25%.

In addition, holds have never gone out on quite the same scale as they are this year except for one other year (2008). So I think that's notable as well. It would almost seem like HLS would have to accept more of the holdees than usual due to the volume of them this year. But that's just speculation.

User avatar
Lmao Zedong
Posts: 381
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:10 am

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Lmao Zedong » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:47 pm

anyone care to speculate on when the first hold --> admit will be?

User avatar
Kronk
Posts: 28266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:18 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kronk » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:51 pm

GargamelITT wrote:anyone care to speculate on when the first hold --> admit will be?


February 2nd (A little known poster with the handle "VoidSix")

User avatar
Lmao Zedong
Posts: 381
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:10 am

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Lmao Zedong » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:52 pm

VoidSix wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:anyone care to speculate on when the first hold --> admit will be?


February 2nd (A little known poster with the handle "VoidSix")


well played. have you had JR1?

User avatar
Kronk
Posts: 28266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:18 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kronk » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:54 pm

GargamelITT wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:anyone care to speculate on when the first hold --> admit will be?


February 2nd (A little known poster with the handle "VoidSix")


well played. have you had JR1?


No, actually. I was just kidding. An acceptance is doubtful, although I got held before I sent in updated transcripts and a LOCI, and I had probably my most impressive five month period these last five. So we'll see. :D

User avatar
Lmao Zedong
Posts: 381
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:10 am

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Lmao Zedong » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:56 pm

solid numbers. i'm not sure why you say an acceptance is doubtful; a good number at or even below you numerically have gotten in

User avatar
Kronk
Posts: 28266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:18 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kronk » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:57 pm

GargamelITT wrote:solid numbers. i'm not sure why you say an acceptance is doubtful; a good number at or even below you numerically have gotten in


Eh, straight from undergrad. Graduated in December, and didn't have time to get any impressive work experience until the last few months. We'll see.

Kulax22
Posts: 149
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:23 am

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kulax22 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:17 pm

VoidSix wrote:In addition, holds have never gone out on quite the same scale as they are this year except for one other year (2008). So I think that's notable as well. It would almost seem like HLS would have to accept more of the holdees than usual due to the volume of them this year. But that's just speculation.


With some reference to the amount of held applicants, Im trying to figure out if HLS has a propensity to score-average or take highest LSAT score. Anyone notice a trend this year so far?

User avatar
kumba84
Posts: 125
Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:40 am

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby kumba84 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:20 am

I just realized I made a fairly egregious language mistake in my LOCI. Happy to clear a potential spot for the rest of you. :)

User avatar
natalie123
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:45 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby natalie123 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:43 am

would it be completely crass to mention my acceptance to yale? i can see it having either a positive or negative effect. a big part of me says don't because they're likely to say to themselves, well, if that's how she wants to be about it, let her go to yale then. thoughts? tx

User avatar
dudester
Posts: 344
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:23 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby dudester » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:23 am

natalie123 wrote:would it be completely crass to mention my acceptance to yale? i can see it having either a positive or negative effect. a big part of me says don't because they're likely to say to themselves, well, if that's how she wants to be about it, let her go to yale then. thoughts? tx


Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Yes, ma'am.

User avatar
natalie123
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:45 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby natalie123 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:18 am

thank you! all right, i am off to the post office. there wasn't much more to add about my interest than what i already told jr in the phone call, but i made an attempt to reiterate it and added another lor. here's hoping for everyone.

wackadoodle
Posts: 83
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:02 am

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby wackadoodle » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:32 pm

Can anyone give some advice on what a standard LOCI looks like? I haven't written any and am unsure of what to include- are you selling yourself again or explaining your reasons for wanting Harvard or....? any advice/ directions to sample letters would be appreciated. Thanks!

lightbulb1986
Posts: 135
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:29 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby lightbulb1986 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:34 pm

.
Last edited by lightbulb1986 on Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:20 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Kronk
Posts: 28266
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:18 pm

Re: Held By Harvard Club - 2010

Postby Kronk » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:34 pm

wackadoodle wrote:Can anyone give some advice on what a standard LOCI looks like? I haven't written any and am unsure of what to include- are you selling yourself again or explaining your reasons for wanting Harvard or....? any advice/ directions to sample letters would be appreciated. Thanks!


You can look up samples on Google. I didn't do that though, I just wrote a letter in the fashion that I thought would be most flattering to me. It was just a one page, single-spaced letter on what I have been doing for the last five months with updates on grades, a note that I was including an extra LOR, etc.




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: blackpi, cyclawps, dreamer_13, jurisdoctor2020, lawlawlawzz and 22 guests