Held at Harvard Law 2011

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HLA
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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby HLA » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:23 pm

I posted this on the regular Harvard discussion board, but I thought it might help for all the long term holds. I had a JR1 in December, got held in January, but just found out that I am in. So it is not impossible to get off the hold, even after a long wait.

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miamiman09
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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby miamiman09 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:36 pm

Had my JR1 on 2/16 and just received a "hold" e-mail. LOCI going out later today.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby src42 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:48 pm

miamiman09 wrote:Had my JR1 on 2/16 and just received a "hold" e-mail. LOCI going out later today.

Welcome to our sad little club. Best of luck.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby miamiman09 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:02 pm

src42 wrote:
miamiman09 wrote:Had my JR1 on 2/16 and just received a "hold" e-mail. LOCI going out later today.

Welcome to our sad little club. Best of luck.


Haha Thanks for the welcome. I'm actually less anxious now than I was while floating in the void of JR1-->???

LOCI, or what I like to call my "love letter to JR," is done and I'll be running it to the post office this afternoon. Time to hang on to some small shred of hope! :D

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby DTLeapheart » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:13 pm

No JR1.... Held Today. Kinda made my day actually.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby tipler4213 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:42 pm

Have any helds gotten the rejection/waitlist yet? If not, we should start a pool on who will be first. I have $100 on tipler4213.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby jrh1987 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:06 pm

In off the hold!! Got the call this AM. Ran around screaming like an idiot for an hour.

Here's my dilemma: NYU is offering 75k, and HLS doesn't match merit awards. I've got about two weeks until I have to let NYU know about their offer. What's the best thing to do here?

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby Knock » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:08 pm

jrh1987 wrote:In off the hold!! Got the call this AM. Ran around screaming like an idiot for an hour.

Here's my dilemma: NYU is offering 75k, and HLS doesn't match merit awards. I've got about two weeks until I have to let NYU know about their offer. What's the best thing to do here?


Depends on what you wanna do, preferences, etc., but I'd probably take Harvard.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby arism87 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:09 pm

jrh1987 wrote:In off the hold!! Got the call this AM. Ran around screaming like an idiot for an hour.

Here's my dilemma: NYU is offering 75k, and HLS doesn't match merit awards. I've got about two weeks until I have to let NYU know about their offer. What's the best thing to do here?


I vote Harvard

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby The Stig » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:56 pm

jrh1987 wrote:In off the hold!! Got the call this AM. Ran around screaming like an idiot for an hour.

Here's my dilemma: NYU is offering 75k, and HLS doesn't match merit awards. I've got about two weeks until I have to let NYU know about their offer. What's the best thing to do here?


I saw somewhere on someone's LSN that NYU extended the deadline a week for them...maybe try to push it back past ASW? If not, I'd vote for H...

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misterbingley
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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby misterbingley » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:45 pm

when was the last time one of us got JR1?

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:56 pm

misterbingley wrote:when was the last time one of us got JR1?


Couple of weeks ago I think.

My mom just told me "Harvard is the only school that matters in China, but you should go to where you want to go." Thanks mom.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby misterbingley » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:12 pm

Too true. At this point, in response to the inevitable where-will-you-be-next-years, I've just been answering with either one or two of the schools I've already been accepted to. And my older relatives will unfailingly ask, "Why aren't you going to Harvard?"

AS IF I CAN JUST GO IF I WANT can i just go, jr? pretty please?

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby Bkstrkbro » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:45 am

Just got held. I'm surprised since it's so late in the cycle... what do you guys recommend?

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby snichols16 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:04 pm

Bkstrkbro wrote:Just got held. I'm surprised since it's so late in the cycle... what do you guys recommend?


Forgetting that you were held.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby WarioLaw » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:08 pm

Also held.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby tothePAIN » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:12 pm

Held.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby snichols16 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:16 pm

tothePAIN wrote:Held.


Jesus -- it's so weird they are holding so many late in the cycle. On whom are they waiting to compare these files? I would think that, at this stage, they would either admit, WL, or reject.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:17 pm

This is stupid.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby snichols16 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:28 pm

CastleRock wrote:This is stupid.


I think the process serves a purpose. For those of us who applied early, they don't want to reject us, yet they don't want to accept us yet either. They just want to see how we stack up compared to the rest of the files that come in. They could not tell us anything at all, but at that point we could call them every couple weeks to ask what our status is. So I see why they do it. I just don't see why they are holding people this late in the game.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:30 pm

snichols16 wrote:
CastleRock wrote:This is stupid.


I think the process serves a purpose. For those of us who applied early, they don't want to reject us, yet they don't want to accept us yet either. They just want to see how we stack up compared to the rest of the files that come in. They could not tell us anything at all, but at that point we could call them every couple weeks to ask what our status is. So I see why they do it. I just don't see why they are holding people this late in the game.

All of your points have been addressed in previous posts. The application deadline has passed and it's time to sort the like out, not prolong the process further.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby snichols16 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:35 pm

CastleRock wrote:
snichols16 wrote:
CastleRock wrote:This is stupid.


I think the process serves a purpose. For those of us who applied early, they don't want to reject us, yet they don't want to accept us yet either. They just want to see how we stack up compared to the rest of the files that come in. They could not tell us anything at all, but at that point we could call them every couple weeks to ask what our status is. So I see why they do it. I just don't see why they are holding people this late in the game.

All of your points have been addressed in previous posts. The application deadline has passed and it's time to sort the like out, not prolong the process further.


Yes. We agree. I was mostly stating the obvious (to you and I) for those who are just joining the party and likely haven't been suffering for as long as we have.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:38 pm

r6_philly wrote:
misterbingley wrote:when was the last time one of us got JR1?


Couple of weeks ago I think.

My mom just told me "Harvard is the only school that matters in China, but you should go to where you want to go." Thanks mom.


r6 you got get in man. How are we gonna take over the world if you're not here????

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby WestOfTheRest » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:39 pm

snichols16 wrote:
CastleRock wrote:
snichols16 wrote:
CastleRock wrote:This is stupid.


I think the process serves a purpose. For those of us who applied early, they don't want to reject us, yet they don't want to accept us yet either. They just want to see how we stack up compared to the rest of the files that come in. They could not tell us anything at all, but at that point we could call them every couple weeks to ask what our status is. So I see why they do it. I just don't see why they are holding people this late in the game.

All of your points have been addressed in previous posts. The application deadline has passed and it's time to sort the like out, not prolong the process further.


Yes. We agree. I was mostly stating the obvious (to you and I) for those who are just joining the party and likely haven't been suffering for as long as we have.

K, agreed.

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Re: Held at Harvard Law 2011

Postby mel2010 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:49 pm

E-penny for people's thoughts: I was held in early/mid February and sent in a LOCI within a few days, including some updates. I found out today that my senior thesis is nominated for an award, and I also have my midterm grades which were good...but I am hesitant to send in another update for just those things (especially since they require mailed updates), so I figured I'd put it out there for some perspectives. What do you think...more likely to be annoying, or helpful? Thanks :?




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