Held at Harvard Law 2011

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby WestOfTheRest » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:08 pm

egyptianprescription wrote:I have a high GPA and above-median LSAT but not auto admit #s. Still in undergrad as well.

Please pm them to me.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby slax » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:13 am

What are people writing about in LOCI's? My GPA went up a bit but I sent a grade update. Not sure what else I can say."Um, I'm still interested in attending Harvard because I am a law school applicant, and all law school applicants are forever interested in attending Harvard?"

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby Confused7 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:33 am

slax wrote:What are people writing about in LOCI's? My GPA went up a bit but I sent a grade update. Not sure what else I can say."Um, I'm still interested in attending Harvard because I am a law school applicant, and all law school applicants are forever interested in attending Harvard?"


My GPA went up ever so slightly that I don't even think it'll make a difference. So instead I talked about some of the programs at Harvard and how that suits my interests. It's hard to convince HLS that you want them (because let's face it, everyone is), but a little research makes you sound more sincere.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby ebeth » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:00 pm

Confused7 wrote:
slax wrote:What are people writing about in LOCI's? My GPA went up a bit but I sent a grade update. Not sure what else I can say."Um, I'm still interested in attending Harvard because I am a law school applicant, and all law school applicants are forever interested in attending Harvard?"


My GPA went up ever so slightly that I don't even think it'll make a difference. So instead I talked about some of the programs at Harvard and how that suits my interests. It's hard to convince HLS that you want them (because let's face it, everyone is), but a little research makes you sound more sincere.


Yep, if you do a little bit of digging around on the web site, you could probably find some programs that sound like something you'd be interested in investigating, some clinics you'd want to be a part of, things like that. Substantive things about Harvard that are appealing to you. Class size? Location?

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby tipler4213 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:26 pm

When do we think the soonest they will start dinging held people will be?

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby Confused7 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:33 pm

tipler4213 wrote:When do we think the soonest they will start dinging held people will be?


I'm pretty the email said anytime from "now until the end of spring" or something like that....Lucky us, eh? On the other hand, someone who was recently held already got an email for JR1 so maybe they're starting to give us the read-through again.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby tipler4213 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:36 pm

Confused7 wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:When do we think the soonest they will start dinging held people will be?


I'm pretty the email said anytime from "now until the end of spring" or something like that....Lucky us, eh? On the other hand, someone who was recently held already got an email for JR1 so maybe they're starting to give us the read-through again.


It's just crazy. how could their opinion on you cnage in 3 days? I hope they at least have time to get my new LORs and LOCI

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby ehwilliams2 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:47 pm

I sent my LOCI via Fedex and it was received yesterday, well at least according to my tracking information, hopefully they'll go ahead and look at my file again soon.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby slax » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:48 pm

ebeth wrote:
Confused7 wrote:
slax wrote:What are people writing about in LOCI's? My GPA went up a bit but I sent a grade update. Not sure what else I can say."Um, I'm still interested in attending Harvard because I am a law school applicant, and all law school applicants are forever interested in attending Harvard?"


My GPA went up ever so slightly that I don't even think it'll make a difference. So instead I talked about some of the programs at Harvard and how that suits my interests. It's hard to convince HLS that you want them (because let's face it, everyone is), but a little research makes you sound more sincere.


Yep, if you do a little bit of digging around on the web site, you could probably find some programs that sound like something you'd be interested in investigating, some clinics you'd want to be a part of, things like that. Substantive things about Harvard that are appealing to you. Class size? Location?


Great dea. Thanks guys.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby Confused7 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:01 pm

tipler4213 wrote:
Confused7 wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:When do we think the soonest they will start dinging held people will be?


I'm pretty the email said anytime from "now until the end of spring" or something like that....Lucky us, eh? On the other hand, someone who was recently held already got an email for JR1 so maybe they're starting to give us the read-through again.


It's just crazy. how could their opinion on you cnage in 3 days? I hope they at least have time to get my new LORs and LOCI


+1 :(

Just sent mine in yesterday. Mentioned in my LOCI that I had a LOR on the way so hopefully they wait for that...

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby law_monkey » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:09 pm

Would it be a bad idea to shoot them an email to let them know that updates are coming via mail? Maybe that will hold them off if they know to expect something.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby slax » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:09 pm

Anyone willing to read my attempt at an LOCI? Happy to read yours in exchange. Let me know, and I'll PM it.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:11 pm

law_monkey wrote:Would it be a bad idea to shoot them an email to let them know that updates are coming via mail? Maybe that will hold them off if they know to expect something.


Bad idea. Imagine if everyone did that?
slax wrote:Anyone willing to read my attempt at an LOCI? Happy to read yours in exchange. Let me know, and I'll PM it.

Thanks in advance.


I'd look at it. But im just jumping in the shower so it won't be instant.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby funkytown » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:13 pm

Is writing a LOCI necessary and/or the norm for being held?

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:14 pm

funkytown wrote:Is writing a LOCI necessary and/or the norm for being held?

Not necessary and I would say not the norm for the broader applicant pool. Little bit more normal for tls.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby slax » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:17 pm

funkytown wrote:Is writing a LOCI necessary and/or the norm for being held?


I didn't want to write one, but then I had a conversation with myself. Self, why not write it? Don't be a lazy bum. When you get denied you will wish you wrote it.

So then I wrote it. There is an article on TLS with samples. Just search LOCI.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby 7ED » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:04 pm

176/3.9 and you are held at Harvard? Thats like getting 1 point short of an A+. That must be pretty agonizing. Hats off to you and I hope you get into many other great schools.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby slax » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:15 pm

7ED wrote:176/3.9 and you are held at Harvard? Thats like getting 1 point short of an A+. That must be pretty agonizing. Hats off to you and I hope you get into many other great schools.


Thank you friend. I will be sending my LOCI this weekend, so hopefully the folks in Cambridge bless me with their good graces.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby Blindc1rca » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:20 pm

uh oh. just wrote out my current t14 acceptances... PMDNG... does that mean im getting my first ding this afternoon??? aw jeez Harvard don't do it.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby slax » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:22 pm

Blindc1rca wrote:uh oh. just wrote out my current t14 acceptances... PMDNG... does that mean im getting my first ding this afternoon??? aw jeez Harvard don't do it.


They will ding you via PM on TLS. Obvs.

Don't worry!! You will be ok.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby Confused7 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:35 pm

Too quiet of a day today! How disappointing. :(

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby lzyovrachievr » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:44 pm

Confused7 wrote:Too quiet of a day today! How disappointing. :(


Judging by last year, messages should be coming out already.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby Weirdlog » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:46 pm

Hmm... I wonder if all the snow delayed everything a day or two.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby law_monkey » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:46 pm

lzyovrachievr wrote:
Confused7 wrote:Too quiet of a day today! How disappointing. :(


Judging by last year, messages should be coming out already.


Right now I like quiet. Quiet means not dinged.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby 7ED » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:33 pm

law_monkey wrote:
lzyovrachievr wrote:
Confused7 wrote:Too quiet of a day today! How disappointing. :(


Judging by last year, messages should be coming out already.


Right now I like quiet. Quiet means not dinged.


+1.

Quiet is good...




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