unc0mm0n1 wrote:This is crazy I sent in a last minute app to Harvard on 2/1 and wasn't even thinking I had a chance (actually only checked my status checker once) and now I have a JR1, next week. I getting nervous now. Is he a cool guy to talk to? How long did your conversations last? I'm going to look through the thread now to see if there are any tips but any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm still amazed I got the email.
In my JR1, he asked very basic questions: (a) What are you going to do with a JD?; (b) Why Harvard?; (c) Do you have any questions for me about Harvard?. Everything he said was straightforward, clearly spoken, and friendly. It lasted about 5 minutes.
The only tricky aspect of the conversation is that he does not acknowledge your points as you speak. Each time I finished my answer, he did not give any sign that he thought I was done, and so I felt compelled to continue. It is easy to ramble in such a situation, and I did so to a degree. This is how he subtly keeps you off balance, while never actually saying anything. It felt like a mediocre conversation, but I got my JR2 a few days later.
Congratulations and Good Luck!