Harvard 2011 Applicants

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chasgoose
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby chasgoose » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:16 pm

dot wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:The worst interview I've ever had.... He must think I'm a stumbling idiot. He wouldn't say anything and I just kept rambling on and on making myself seem like more of an idiot... I really messed this up :( . I'm normally so good at interviews but he was just so quiet....


Also felt this way. And have heard many feel the same way... and then get JR2s

So, he must not judge on it - I mean, some of those stumbling idiots have to turn out to be filling the seats at HLS (and turn out to be bright, capable people after all)


And some of them turn out to be stumbling idiots :P

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby dot » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:18 pm

chasgoose wrote:
dot wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:The worst interview I've ever had.... He must think I'm a stumbling idiot. He wouldn't say anything and I just kept rambling on and on making myself seem like more of an idiot... I really messed this up :( . I'm normally so good at interviews but he was just so quiet....


Also felt this way. And have heard many feel the same way... and then get JR2s

So, he must not judge on it - I mean, some of those stumbling idiots have to turn out to be filling the seats at HLS (and turn out to be bright, capable people after all)


And some of them turn out to be stumbling idiots :P


Who will probably still make an ok life for themselves, so they can't be that idiotic?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby dkt4 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:24 pm

welp, until about 10 minutes ago i had no idea there was a quick phone interview.

whoops.

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unc0mm0n1
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:27 pm

Thanks guy, you made me feel a little better. It just sucks because I don't think I left a great impression of myself. Anyway, I guess I'm part of the waiting crew. Thanks again for the kind words.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby misspoopers » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:35 pm

Any thoughts on the outcome of those who had Feb14-Feb18th JR1s but with no JR2 yet?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby tikiman6 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:45 pm

ElvisAaron wrote:
tikiman6 wrote:
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tikiman6 wrote:Even if you are the last one picked for the team, what you really wanted to be was on the team.


....either the profundity, relevance, and logical progression of this statement is way over my head, or it really is derp derp derp coming from someone who just had a JR1.. :|

Bitter?



I meant it to imply the JR1 fried your brain and you are now spouting derp.
C'mon, you must admit that comment makes no sense.

Lol I actually had just utilized certain chemical substances as a way of settling down from my JR1 :P

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby miamiman09 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:46 pm

misspoopers wrote:Any thoughts on the outcome of those who had Feb14-Feb18th JR1s but with no JR2 yet?


Heavy drinking? :D

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby shoop » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:46 pm

misspoopers wrote:Any thoughts on the outcome of those who had Feb14-Feb18th JR1s but with no JR2 yet?


Slightly less fucked than those of us with late January/early February JR1s and no JR2s, but still fucked nonetheless.

(Is my total and utter despair showing?)

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Kiwi917 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:48 pm

misspoopers wrote:Any thoughts on the outcome of those who had Feb14-Feb18th JR1s but with no JR2 yet?


I had a 2/22 JR1 and was wondering the same thing. I'm not optimistic at this point, especially considering that I have a scholarship deadline coming up that would require withdrawing my app from HLS. Still holding out a sliver of hope, though...

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby gatorgirl4life » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:51 pm

Kiwi917 wrote:
misspoopers wrote:Any thoughts on the outcome of those who had Feb14-Feb18th JR1s but with no JR2 yet?


I had a 2/22 JR1 and was wondering the same thing. I'm not optimistic at this point, especially considering that I have a scholarship deadline coming up that would require withdrawing my app from HLS. Still holding out a sliver of hope, though...


2/25 over here...i'm still holding out a little hope for next monday...but after that am just going to let myself get excited for NYU. good luck!

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby swampthang » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:51 pm

Kiwi917 wrote:
misspoopers wrote:Any thoughts on the outcome of those who had Feb14-Feb18th JR1s but with no JR2 yet?


I had a 2/22 JR1 and was wondering the same thing. I'm not optimistic at this point, especially considering that I have a scholarship deadline coming up that would require withdrawing my app from HLS. Still holding out a sliver of hope, though...


I fail to see any circumstances under which JR1 => crickets < no JR1. You were interesting enough to get a phone call, now you have to wait a little while they sort out the apocalyptic application situation (yes, Weirdlog, it is that bad- Yale extending its freaking deadline, come on!!!). Waiting is good for the soul, and at least you can replay JR's sweet melodious voice in your head free of any the stammers, stutters, or ums that may have marked your rambled response to his questions.
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rockyrac
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby rockyrac » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:54 pm

have the last JR1s gone out yet?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Confused7 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:16 pm

rockyrac wrote:have the last JR1s gone out yet?


Doubt it...WLs don't go out until a month from now.

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ChriLa425 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:31 pm

gatorgirl4life wrote:
Kiwi917 wrote:
misspoopers wrote:Any thoughts on the outcome of those who had Feb14-Feb18th JR1s but with no JR2 yet?


I had a 2/22 JR1 and was wondering the same thing. I'm not optimistic at this point, especially considering that I have a scholarship deadline coming up that would require withdrawing my app from HLS. Still holding out a sliver of hope, though...


2/25 over here...i'm still holding out a little hope for next monday...but after that am just going to let myself get excited for NYU. good luck!


+1

except for the jr1 already happening part...

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby hoompa » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:32 pm

had today a very short JR1 (less than 5 min). is that something i should worry about?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:38 pm

misspoopers wrote:Any thoughts on the outcome of those who had Feb14-Feb18th JR1s but with no JR2 yet?


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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby sarahh » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:38 pm

hoompa wrote:had today a very short JR1 (less than 5 min). is that something i should worry about?


No, it is normal.

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The Stig
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby The Stig » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:09 pm

Some pics from my short visit last week...

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tgir
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby tgir » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:27 pm

When were you on campus, Stig?

Plympton Street is my 'hood!

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The Stig
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby The Stig » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:30 pm

tgir wrote:When were you on campus, Stig?

Plympton Street is my 'hood!


Last week on spring break! I stayed with a friend who goes there right now (lives in Dunster house, I think)...

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ebeth
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby ebeth » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:30 pm

Thanks for the pictures. I recognize the buildings from my own visit, but it looks like the sun came out during yours. That puts a more positive spin on things for me.

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The Gentleman
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby The Gentleman » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:53 pm

A question for you folks:

So I'm in JR1 --> Hold limbo and want to follow up with a LOCI. The problem is that everything I would want to include in a LOCI was already discussed during my JR1. (What area of law I'm interested in, Why I'm passionate about it, Why Harvard would be the ideal place to pursue it...) I really don't know what to do. On one hand, I want to show my passion and interest in Harvard by writing a LOCI, but at the same time I don't want to seem redundant.

Any ideas?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby Confused7 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:44 pm

The Gentleman wrote:A question for you folks:

So I'm in JR1 --> Hold limbo and want to follow up with a LOCI. The problem is that everything I would want to include in a LOCI was already discussed during my JR1. (What area of law I'm interested in, Why I'm passionate about it, Why Harvard would be the ideal place to pursue it...) I really don't know what to do. On one hand, I want to show my passion and interest in Harvard by writing a LOCI, but at the same time I don't want to seem redundant.

Any ideas?


I'm not sure how much that would help seeing as how he already singled you out for a JR1. I think at this point it might be better to just wait for the JR2. Didn't JR say his office was a little backlogged with JR2s last week? There's still hope that it'll come after spring break!

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tikiman6
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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby tikiman6 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:45 pm

So is the email saying your file has been completed after JR1 is standard practice?

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Re: Harvard 2011 Applicants

Postby WestOfTheRest » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:48 pm

tikiman6 wrote:So is the email saying your file has been completed after JR1 is standard practice?

NO, it means something. Something weird and freaky is going on with your file.




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