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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Zatarra » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:51 am

Annnd... got the 'complete' email this morning (had JR1 earlier in the week!) :wink: (went 'complete' on the status checker on Oct 7th) From what I've gathered, the out of sync notifications are the norm?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby r6_philly » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:55 am

Zatarra wrote:Annnd... got the 'complete' email this morning (had JR1 earlier in the week!) :wink: (went 'complete' on the status checker on Oct 7th) From what I've gathered, the out of sync notifications are the norm?


I think they send out those complete emails in batches. JR1 emails are not.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby InterArma » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:53 pm

Received the "complete and under review" email today. Will be attending mosque, synagogue, and church services for the next 2+ weekends until I get my thumbs up/down. Gotta cover all the bases! As Ned Flanders once said, "I've even kept kosher just to be on the safe side." :)

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby sergeantpzr » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:07 pm

Jr-1 email today. Submitted 10/13. :o

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby r6_philly » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:12 pm

InterArma wrote:Received the "complete and under review" email today. Will be attending mosque, synagogue, and church services for the next 2+ weekends until I get my thumbs up/down. Gotta cover all the bases! As Ned Flanders once said, "I've even kept kosher just to be on the safe side." :)


You left out Temples. Buddha will strike you with fury.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby abitaman6363 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:55 pm

I know I've seen this in a thread before but can't fine it now:

What % of JR1s are accepted?

What are the general questions in a JR1? do they tend to be general or focused on one's particular application?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby WestOfTheRest » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:56 pm

abitaman6363 wrote:I know I've seen this in a thread before but can't fine it now:

What % of JR1s are accepted?

What are the general questions in a JR1? do they tend to be general or focused on one's particular application?

about 800 out of 1300

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:10 pm

CastleRock wrote:
abitaman6363 wrote:I know I've seen this in a thread before but can't fine it now:

What % of JR1s are accepted?

What are the general questions in a JR1? do they tend to be general or focused on one's particular application?

about 800 out of 1300


That low? :shock:

I thought it was closer to 75%? and even higher than that for pre-thanksgiving JR1's?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby WestOfTheRest » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:11 pm

Knockglock wrote:
CastleRock wrote:
abitaman6363 wrote:I know I've seen this in a thread before but can't fine it now:

What % of JR1s are accepted?

What are the general questions in a JR1? do they tend to be general or focused on one's particular application?

about 800 out of 1300


That low? :shock:

I thought it was closer to 75%? and even higher than that for pre-thanksgiving JR1's?

Supposedly they sent out more JR1s last year than in previous years. But pre-thanksgiving are still almost locked.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:16 pm

abitaman6363 wrote:I know I've seen this in a thread before but can't fine it now:

What % of JR1s are accepted?

What are the general questions in a JR1? do they tend to be general or focused on one's particular application?


From what i've heard from a certain someone, the general questions are:

What are your passions
Why law?
Why Harvard?

I'm pretty sure the last 2 are almost always. But he also does personalize the call for some people, asking something along the lines of why does your background lead into law or prepare you for law, something like that.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby kazu » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:23 pm

Knockglock wrote:Eh, to each their own. I think i'd rather just not get a JR1 than get a JR1 but no JR2. There are some apt comparisons I could make, but since this is the on-topic forums i'll refrain.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I am now dying of curiosity.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby WestOfTheRest » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:23 pm

kazu wrote:
Knockglock wrote:Eh, to each their own. I think i'd rather just not get a JR1 than get a JR1 but no JR2. There are some apt comparisons I could make, but since this is the on-topic forums i'll refrain.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I am now dying of curiosity.

+1

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Zatarra » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:29 pm

Knockglock wrote:I'm pretty sure the last 2 are almost always. But he also does personalize the call for some people, asking something along the lines of why does your background lead into law or prepare you for law, something like that.


Without being too specific... be prepared for a slightly tailored question, potentially on an aspect of your resume you might not expect, or structured as part of a multi-part question. Also, I'd think a bit on how each area of your resume relates to your decision to apply to law school, even if it seems tangential. I'd also recommend spending some time on the Harvard website as well, it helps to be at least a little familiar with the school! ;)

Still, overall, it was pretty relaxed for one of the most potentially critical phone conversations in one's life! ;)

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby rv11 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:39 pm

CastleRock wrote:
Knockglock wrote:
CastleRock wrote:
abitaman6363 wrote:I know I've seen this in a thread before but can't fine it now:

What % of JR1s are accepted?

What are the general questions in a JR1? do they tend to be general or focused on one's particular application?

about 800 out of 1300


That low? :shock:

I thought it was closer to 75%? and even higher than that for pre-thanksgiving JR1's?

Supposedly they sent out more JR1s last year than in previous years. But pre-thanksgiving are still almost locked.


What makes you say that there are more this year? Are you just assuming because the calls started a few weeks earlier?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby WestOfTheRest » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:42 pm

rv11 wrote:What makes you say that there are more this year? Are you just assuming because the calls started a few weeks earlier?

We've already cleared this up. My figures were wrong.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby kazu » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:45 pm

CastleRock wrote:
rv11 wrote:What makes you say that there are more this year? Are you just assuming because the calls started a few weeks earlier?

We've already cleared this up. My figures were wrong.

Actually CR I agree with you, I remember a Harvard 1L saying somewhere that the rumor is there were more JR1s last cycle than before - like, around 1300.

There's no evidence for this though I guess... I think the 880/1100~1200 comes from an interview that TS did (before JR?) so it could have changed, or it might not have.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby rv11 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:46 pm

CastleRock wrote:
rv11 wrote:What makes you say that there are more this year? Are you just assuming because the calls started a few weeks earlier?

We've already cleared this up. My figures were wrong.


Misread, sorry. Thought you said this year.

Does anyone remember the people who didn't get JR2s after pre-Thanksgiving JR1 and if they had a particular reason to attribute this to?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:14 pm

The link to the blog in the jr1 email said ~1000-1200 interviews per year. The number of acceptances is usually 850-900. IIRC, the most recent class was a bit on, the smaller side as compared to past classes (560ish vs 600+). On my phone so dont really wanna surf for exact numbers.

ETA: the blog post is by jr, not ts

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby playdough » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:01 pm

So there were only 2 people last week that said they got a JR1 and so far only 1 person this week. Is this representative of the number of JR1s that are going out? Have they slowed down and have not been doing many? Or are very few people posting that they got one?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby rv11 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:09 pm

playdough wrote:So there were only 2 people last week that said they got a JR1 and so far only 1 person this week. Is this representative of the number of JR1s that are going out? Have they slowed down and have not been doing many? Or are very few people posting that they got one?


Keep in mind that interviews started a few weeks earlier this year...

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby playdough » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:17 pm

rv11 wrote:
playdough wrote:So there were only 2 people last week that said they got a JR1 and so far only 1 person this week. Is this representative of the number of JR1s that are going out? Have they slowed down and have not been doing many? Or are very few people posting that they got one?


Keep in mind that interviews started a few weeks earlier this year...


Meaning that the full process still has not started? Because I was thinking of it being the same as previous years, just two weeks earlier.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby rv11 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:22 pm

playdough wrote:
rv11 wrote:
playdough wrote:So there were only 2 people last week that said they got a JR1 and so far only 1 person this week. Is this representative of the number of JR1s that are going out? Have they slowed down and have not been doing many? Or are very few people posting that they got one?


Keep in mind that interviews started a few weeks earlier this year...


Meaning that the full process still has not started? Because I was thinking of it being the same as previous years, just two weeks earlier.


Well not necessarily, but maybe they'll do the same amount of JR1s but just spaced out over a longer timeframe. Just a guess.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby brunonian » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:25 pm

playdough wrote:So there were only 2 people last week that said they got a JR1 and so far only 1 person this week. Is this representative of the number of JR1s that are going out? Have they slowed down and have not been doing many? Or are very few people posting that they got one?



I got one last week but didn't post it here. I imagine there's others like that...

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby abitaman6363 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:29 pm

I got a jr1 email the other day if anyone's trying to keep track of the cycle

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby pocketwatcher » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:43 am

Still no JR1.

Submitted 9/15, under review 10/5.

*despair**despair*




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