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onebiglie
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby onebiglie » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:32 am

SpaaceMonkee wrote:This is my first post, been lurking for awhile. Everyone keeps asking about recent JR1 emails, so I figured I'd share.

Submitted App: 22 December 2010
Received: 23 December 2010
UR: 7 January 2011
JR1 Email: 13 January 2011
JR1: Tomorrow Morning (ah!)

Stats
UG: Case Western Reserve University
LSAT: 171 (No retakes)
GPA: 4.0 (same as the LSAC version, includes updated Fall Transcript)



You got a whole week to prepare for your interview? I had about two hours--they emailed at 1 (I read it when I got out of class at 2) and interviewed me at 4.

How long does it usually take to hear back after JR1?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby pennyloafer17 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:27 am

onebiglie wrote:
SpaaceMonkee wrote:This is my first post, been lurking for awhile. Everyone keeps asking about recent JR1 emails, so I figured I'd share.

Submitted App: 22 December 2010
Received: 23 December 2010
UR: 7 January 2011
JR1 Email: 13 January 2011
JR1: Tomorrow Morning (ah!)

Stats
UG: Case Western Reserve University
LSAT: 171 (No retakes)
GPA: 4.0 (same as the LSAC version, includes updated Fall Transcript)



You got a whole week to prepare for your interview? I had about two hours--they emailed at 1 (I read it when I got out of class at 2) and interviewed me at 4.

How long does it usually take to hear back after JR1?



I heard back the week after but I think it varies from person to person

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ebeth
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ebeth » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:08 am

There were definitely JR2s on January 10.

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Nulli Secundus
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Nulli Secundus » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:25 am

Aw come on, not another silent day :(

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby LinzerTorte » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:45 am

playdough wrote:
SpaaceMonkee wrote:This is my first post, been lurking for awhile. Everyone keeps asking about recent JR1 emails, so I figured I'd share.

Submitted App: 22 December 2010
Received: 23 December 2010
UR: 7 January 2011
JR1 Email: 13 January 2011
JR1: Tomorrow Morning (ah!)

Stats
UG: Case Western Reserve University
LSAT: 171 (No retakes)
GPA: 4.0 (same as the LSAC version, includes updated Fall Transcript)


So, all the while we were all trying to figure out if any JR1s were going out last week, it turns out they were but no one posted. This is not the first time this has happened. This makes me think this board is really unrepresentative and that a lot goes on even on days the board is silent. Maybe everything has been going out all the time, JR1s, JR2s, denies, holds.


That's true. And with the TLS culture being what it is, I would not be surprised if a lot of the people left (ie. me) are on the lower end of the stats for Harvard, so its going to take a lot longer for us to hear anything. Meanwhile, all of the great numbers people who just applied recently (as opposed to Sept-early Nov) are going to hear back sooner, but they don't post on this board as much.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Casey2889 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:05 am

this is sorta odd: just realized that my status checker says i've been under review since 1/3/2011 when my 2nd LSAT score wasnt even released until 1/6/2011. i have a 3.98 at an ivy so my second score (172) gives me a reasonable chance, but my first from october (<170, illness), which was all they had on 1/3, would probably earn me an immed ding.

is it common for HLS to put apps under review before a second score comes in?? i hope they consider it...

SpaaceMonkee
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby SpaaceMonkee » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:29 am

JR1 Interview Questions I got today:

Why Law School?
What would you do with a JD?
Why Harvard?

Lasted slightly more than 5 minutes and I'm probably going to interview hell for talking so fast.

1001ArabiaNights
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby 1001ArabiaNights » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:06 pm

SpaaceMonkee wrote:This is my first post, been lurking for awhile. Everyone keeps asking about recent JR1 emails, so I figured I'd share.

Submitted App: 22 December 2010
Received: 23 December 2010
UR: 7 January 2011
JR1 Email: 13 January 2011
JR1: Tomorrow Morning (ah!)

Stats
UG: Case Western Reserve University
LSAT: 171 (No retakes)
GPA: 4.0 (same as the LSAC version, includes updated Fall Transcript)


You and I have almost the same stats.

Submitted: 20 December 2010
Received: 21 December 2010
UR: 7 January 2011
JR1 Email : 13 Jan 2011
JR1: 2 hours ago.

GPA: 3.97
LSAT: 172
Questions were why Harvard, why law school and what comes after JD.

Personally, I felt like I may have bombed the interview, which must have lasted under 5min. I was very nervous and my responses were pretty incoherent. Only after the chat did I find the words I wanted to convey. They should send a fake JR1 10min before the real thing.

If the interviews are used to screen out crazy and/or pompous people, I think I'm fine. If they were handing out points for being articulate and thoughtful, I deserve an auto-ding.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby funkytown » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:10 pm

1001ArabiaNights wrote:
SpaaceMonkee wrote:This is my first post, been lurking for awhile. Everyone keeps asking about recent JR1 emails, so I figured I'd share.

Submitted App: 22 December 2010
Received: 23 December 2010
UR: 7 January 2011
JR1 Email: 13 January 2011
JR1: Tomorrow Morning (ah!)

Stats
UG: Case Western Reserve University
LSAT: 171 (No retakes)
GPA: 4.0 (same as the LSAC version, includes updated Fall Transcript)


You and I have almost the same stats.

Submitted: 20 December 2010
Received: 21 December 2010
UR: 7 January 2011
JR1 Email : 13 Jan 2011
JR1: 2 hours ago.

GPA: 3.97
LSAT: 172
Questions were why Harvard, why law school and what comes after JD.

Personally, I felt like I may have bombed the interview, which must have lasted under 5min. I was very nervous and my responses were pretty incoherent. Only after the chat did I find the words I wanted to convey. They should send a fake JR1 10min before the real thing.

If the interviews are used to screen out crazy and/or pompous people, I think I'm fine. If they were handing out points for being articulate and thoughtful, I deserve an auto-ding.


Many people feel the same; I wouldn't worry about it.

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ebeth
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ebeth » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:11 pm

Try not to worry too much about the interview. Mine lasted 4:55 and I sounded like a silly child, and then I got admitted. I think in a lot of cases JR has his mind pretty well made up before he calls.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby almightypush » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:20 pm

ebeth wrote:Try not to worry too much about the interview. Mine lasted 4:55 and I sounded like a silly child, and then I got admitted. I think in a lot of cases JR has his mind pretty well made up before he calls.


this.

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Nulli Secundus
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Nulli Secundus » Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:27 pm

So people, I applied 11/04, UR 11/17, and increased my LSAT by 6 points from October to December to 75th percentile.

My current assumption was my file got pushed back because of the retake and they are only now reviewing it. But now that I think about it, I realized people that also took December exam got held, is it positive or negative that I am not held in my situation at this point in time? Waddya think?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ma456 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:09 pm

Went from 12/03 Received to 01/19 UR, is it normal to skip Complete? It should have been late December but they never bothered updating it until today.

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Nulli Secundus
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Nulli Secundus » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:12 pm

ma456 wrote:Went from 12/03 Received to 01/19 UR, is it normal to skip Complete? It should have been late December but they never bothered updating it until today.


Dood read the thread a bit. Yes it is completely normal to skip complete, in fact, I think it is the norm.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby arkansawyer » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:41 pm

nullisecundus wrote:So people, I applied 11/04, UR 11/17, and increased my LSAT by 6 points from October to December to 75th percentile.

My current assumption was my file got pushed back because of the retake and they are only now reviewing it. But now that I think about it, I realized people that also took December exam got held, is it positive or negative that I am not held in my situation at this point in time? Waddya think?


Join the club dude. UR 1/12, no JR1, no hold. Honestly, I have no idea if this is good or bad. Probably better than being held though.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby alphagamma » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:06 pm

Just had my JR1 about a half hour ago. It lasted just under 3 minutes, and I probably sounded like a yodeling idiot. Stats are below.

LSAT: 169, 177
GPA: 4.0 (not updated with Fall grades, but it's still a 4.0 either way.)

Submitted: 11/1/2010
Received: 11/2/2010
Complete: 11/18/2010
Held: 1/10/11
JR1 Email: 1/13/11
JR1: 1/19/11

I'm a bit confused about being held and then receiving a JR1 e-mail three days later, but whatever. Here's to hoping that JR looks past my rapid-fire and possibly incoherent responses and calls me again.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby onebiglie » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:10 pm

SpaaceMonkee wrote:JR1 Interview Questions I got today:

Why Law School?
What would you do with a JD?
Why Harvard?

Lasted slightly more than 5 minutes and I'm probably going to interview hell for talking so fast.


I got:

Why law school?
Why Harvard?
Do you have any questions or concerns?

For the last question, I said I was concerned about the cold weather. Then I said something like "but in terms of more serious concerns..", and JR cut me off and assured me that concern about cold weather was a serious concern, but that I would learn to have some fun in the snow. Which was good because I hadn't figured out what my more serious concern was. :D

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby eskimogirl » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:31 pm

for everyone who has or is going to have a jr1 soon, mine legitimately lasted under 4 min (around 3:40, i believe) and i talked incredibly fast and was pretty sure i wasn't making sense - but it all worked out in the end. so don't psych yourself out too much.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jd20132013 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:59 pm

just had my JD1 today

I think I kicked the "any questions for me" part of the interview but I think I had a good answer for why Law and Why Harvard so...we'll see.

:?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jd20132013 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:59 pm

Ok, just read through the last page. At least I wasn' the only one who thought they weren't making any sense some of the time haha

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby The Stig » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:10 pm

almightypush wrote:
ebeth wrote:Try not to worry too much about the interview. Mine lasted 4:55 and I sounded like a silly child, and then I got admitted. I think in a lot of cases JR has his mind pretty well made up before he calls.


this.


except when you had a JR1 in october, and got held a week ago :oops:

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Nulli Secundus
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Nulli Secundus » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:34 am

So since yday pretty much was full with JR1 interviews for lucky people, who thinks that another batch of JR1 e-mails might go out today?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:16 am

nullisecundus wrote:So since yday pretty much was full with JR1 interviews for lucky people, who thinks that another batch of JR1 e-mails might go out today?


This is what I hope.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby jimraynor » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:29 am

I went UR in the middle of Nov., still haven't heard anything at all. Super reach, so I'm likely to be rejected (absent divine providence), but I kinda just want to hear back already!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Ship87 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:04 am

So I submitted my app mid December, went UR 1/11 and received an email today from HLS saying that as of today my application was complete. Huh? OK HLS.




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