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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby CCA » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:06 pm

Having experienced the Harvard waitlist last year, I remember the waitlist e-mails coming out in batches. It might not all be worked out yet, plus it takes people time to update LSN profiles.

Last year the waitlist was very large, and after some movement within a few weeks, there was very little going on. They will also keep everyone on until the very end, rather than reject quickly along the way.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:10 pm

CCA wrote:Having experienced the Harvard waitlist last year, I remember the waitlist e-mails coming out in batches. It might not all be worked out yet, plus it takes people time to update LSN profiles.

Last year the waitlist was very large, and after some movement within a few weeks, there was very little going on. They will also keep everyone on until the very end, rather than reject quickly along the way.

i'm sure they aren't done yet but it does seem that last year's waitlist was unusually large (probably due to the fact that Toby Stock left mid-cycle so they were playing everything safe).

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby bloodonthetracks » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:18 pm

CCA wrote:Last year the waitlist was very large, and after some movement within a few weeks, there was very little going on. They will also keep everyone on until the very end, rather than reject quickly along the way.


this sounds like a miserable purgatory for most of us

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:19 pm

bloodonthetracks wrote:
CCA wrote:Last year the waitlist was very large, and after some movement within a few weeks, there was very little going on. They will also keep everyone on until the very end, rather than reject quickly along the way.


this sounds like a miserable purgatory for most of us


What's annoying for me is that since my acceptance at Northwestern is deferred, this whole summer I won't know if I'll be starting law school in fall 2010 or fall 2011, unless I decide that I don't want Harvard.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby swampthang » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:21 pm

So here's a question. I'm planning on visiting Cambridge in May to visit some friends and stop by HLS to see if I really want to remain on the WL (I take my ethical obligations seriously!). Would it be in any way beneficial to drop by Admissions? What would you say/talk to them about? What if I go up on a weekend?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby swampthang » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:22 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
bloodonthetracks wrote:
CCA wrote:Last year the waitlist was very large, and after some movement within a few weeks, there was very little going on. They will also keep everyone on until the very end, rather than reject quickly along the way.


this sounds like a miserable purgatory for most of us


What's annoying for me is that since my acceptance at Northwestern is deferred, this whole summer I won't know if I'll be starting law school in fall 2010 or fall 2011, unless I decide that I don't want Harvard.


NW didn't make you withdraw all other applications to accept your deferral? If you defer somewhere, can you still apply elsewhere the next fall, just to see?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:22 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
bloodonthetracks wrote:
CCA wrote:Last year the waitlist was very large, and after some movement within a few weeks, there was very little going on. They will also keep everyone on until the very end, rather than reject quickly along the way.


this sounds like a miserable purgatory for most of us


What's annoying for me is that since my acceptance at Northwestern is deferred, this whole summer I won't know if I'll be starting law school in fall 2010 or fall 2011, unless I decide that I don't want Harvard.


so you'd only start this fall if you got Harvard? something to do with a job situation, I'm guessing

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby of Benito Cereno » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:23 pm

swampthang wrote:So here's a question. I'm planning on visiting Cambridge in May to visit some friends and stop by HLS to see if I really want to remain on the WL (I take my ethical obligations seriously!). Would it be in any way beneficial to drop by Admissions? What would you say/talk to them about? What if I go up on a weekend?

I imagine the same rules apply:
http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... alker.aspx

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby chanchito » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:25 pm

I'm on the waitlist too!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby snowmonkey » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:12 pm

Core wrote:Is it common for URMs with JR1s to get WLed or am I a leper?


This is me. Wait listed today. JR1 in December, held in January. Unconventional education and personal history, some interesting softs, nothing exceptional.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Sakura3210 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:24 pm

snowmonkey wrote:
Core wrote:Is it common for URMs with JR1s to get WLed or am I a leper?


This is me. Wait listed today. JR1 in December, held in January. Unconventional education and personal history, some interesting softs, nothing exceptional.


Is there any consensus as to whether JR1-->waitlist or No JR1 -->waitlist is better?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:29 pm

Sakura3210 wrote:
snowmonkey wrote:
Core wrote:Is it common for URMs with JR1s to get WLed or am I a leper?


This is me. Wait listed today. JR1 in December, held in January. Unconventional education and personal history, some interesting softs, nothing exceptional.


Is there any consensus as to whether JR1-->waitlist or No JR1 -->waitlist is better?


I would think no JR1/waitlist, but maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part because I fall into that camp.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby swampthang » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:30 pm

Sakura3210 wrote:
snowmonkey wrote:
Core wrote:Is it common for URMs with JR1s to get WLed or am I a leper?


This is me. Wait listed today. JR1 in December, held in January. Unconventional education and personal history, some interesting softs, nothing exceptional.


Is there any consensus as to whether JR1-->waitlist or No JR1 -->waitlist is better?


I vote JR1 is better than no JR1. Why? Because you were interesting enough to merit a call in the first place. This of course makes me sad since I am JR1-less. But then again, many people say if they lose a black 170/4.0 saxophonist, that's what they look to replace in which case JR1 becomes largely meaningless. I don't think it's that 1-for-1.

Can we start a poll on which is better?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:36 pm

swampthang wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:
snowmonkey wrote:
Core wrote:Is it common for URMs with JR1s to get WLed or am I a leper?


This is me. Wait listed today. JR1 in December, held in January. Unconventional education and personal history, some interesting softs, nothing exceptional.


Is there any consensus as to whether JR1-->waitlist or No JR1 -->waitlist is better?


I vote JR1 is better than no JR1. Why? Because you were interesting enough to merit a call in the first place. This of course makes me sad since I am JR1-less. But then again, many people say if they lose a black 170/4.0 saxophonist, that's what they look to replace in which case JR1 becomes largely meaningless. I don't think it's that 1-for-1.

Can we start a poll on which is better?


My thinking is that if someone got a JR1 in the first place, why did he/she not get a JR2? It seems like the majority of JR1s do end up getting JR2s. I'm not saying it's something the applicant did during the phone interview, or that they are a bad applicant, or have a lot of red flags in their application, but it does look like the adcomms saw something in your app they were unsure enough about not to give you a callback. :?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Illijah » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:43 pm

What about URM No wait list, No JR1 - Held 2/22?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby swimbrad » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:44 pm

blue5385 wrote:
swampthang wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:
snowmonkey wrote:
This is me. Wait listed today. JR1 in December, held in January. Unconventional education and personal history, some interesting softs, nothing exceptional.


Is there any consensus as to whether JR1-->waitlist or No JR1 -->waitlist is better?


I vote JR1 is better than no JR1. Why? Because you were interesting enough to merit a call in the first place. This of course makes me sad since I am JR1-less. But then again, many people say if they lose a black 170/4.0 saxophonist, that's what they look to replace in which case JR1 becomes largely meaningless. I don't think it's that 1-for-1.

Can we start a poll on which is better?


My thinking is that if someone got a JR1 in the first place, why did he/she not get a JR2? It seems like the majority of JR1s do end up getting JR2s. I'm not saying it's something the applicant did during the phone interview, or that they are a bad applicant, or have a lot of red flags in their application, but it does look like the adcomms saw something in your app they were unsure enough about not to give you a callback. :?

*smmmmmmmmack*
...ouch, that hurt

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby blue5385 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:51 pm

swimbrad wrote:
blue5385 wrote:My thinking is that if someone got a JR1 in the first place, why did he/she not get a JR2? It seems like the majority of JR1s do end up getting JR2s. I'm not saying it's something the applicant did during the phone interview, or that they are a bad applicant, or have a lot of red flags in their application, but it does look like the adcomms saw something in your app they were unsure enough about not to give you a callback. :?

*smmmmmmmmack*
...ouch, that hurt


I didn't mean to be a jackass...I was trying not to come off like one but I guess it didn't work. :( That was just my two cents though, I will freely admit I have no idea of what's going on in this process.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby dudester » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:52 pm

Illijah wrote:What about URM No wait list, No JR1 - Held 2/22?


Wrong thread. Kthnxbai.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby Pee N » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:29 pm

IMHO, if previous cycles are indicative of anything (yes, I do realize that this is JR's 1st term ad AD), the "leftover" spots (after the May 1st deposit deadline has expired) will more than likely go to the non-trads, diversity candidates, interesting borderlines, etc. all to put a good 'cosmetic' touch to the incoming class profile. I say this because most trad candidates (those with stellar #'s) have been extended offers by now.

Of course, I could be wrong... take everything I say with a grain of salt... I'm just basing this assumption on previous cycles, where non-trads (even those NOT HELD or on the W/L) have been admitted merely weeks before class started.

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:27 pm

swampthang wrote:So here's a question. I'm planning on visiting Cambridge in May to visit some friends and stop by HLS to see if I really want to remain on the WL (I take my ethical obligations seriously!). Would it be in any way beneficial to drop by Admissions? What would you say/talk to them about? What if I go up on a weekend?


I'm wondering this too. I think I probably make a much better impression in person than in writing, where I seem like a huge asshole douchebag shithead, if the horrible thread I started is any indication.

To the people asking about my deferral, the deferral is actually a condition of my full scholarship at Northwestern. But I would have chosen to defer anyway. This is why getting waitlisted by Harvard was frustrating, because now I don't know if I'll be deferring or not. It may be August and I still won't know if I'm attending school in a month or a year.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby portena » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:49 pm

Hello, everyone :?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby ShibaDan » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:44 am

blue5385 wrote:
neimanmarxist wrote:
blue5385 wrote:Excellent. Now if another [strike]400[/strike]800 or so people do this I may have a shot.



Fixed to reflect my own chances. I have no idea why I am on this list.


lol, I think it was def2104 who said that and not me...but I definitely agree with him/her.


Yeah, that was me. As for LOCI etc, I sent an LOCI and a 4th LOR when I was held. I don't know if I should send a 5th LOR and another LOCI...My former boss was a Harvard Law grad and I was thinking of asking him for an LOR. Maybe if an alum says I'm good they'll believe it? I just don't know what to do. I keep going back and forth between thinking there's a shot and getting really excited to thinking there's no hope and trying to accept it.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby rolark » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:57 am

Got the e-mail about a half hour ago. (No JR1, had the hold message.)

Here I am!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2010

Postby someones alt » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:12 pm

rolark wrote:Got the e-mail about a half hour ago. (No JR1, had the hold message.)

Here I am!


Same. Definitely joining good company. Good luck everyone




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