Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
WhiteGuy5
Posts: 919
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:47 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:13 pm

Take Two wrote:
coconutcat wrote:Congrats to everyone who got their KB2s!
Submitted in the first week of November like a few other people in this thread, any ideas about when my app would likely go complete? I know I really shouldn't but I'm getting quite anxious.


I submitted 11/7 and went UR yesterday if that helps


Submitted then too, been under review since 11/16 for those looking to compare.

User avatar
WhiteGuy5
Posts: 919
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:47 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:16 pm

kilgoretrout66 wrote:Was very excited to find KB1 in my inbox just now. Minor issue - I'm in Asia and the time she wants to interview me is between 3:00 and 4:00PM EST (5:00 and 6:00 AM here), which means that I'll need to wake up at 4:30 on a work day :oops: . Does this sound like a legitimate reason to ask for a reschedule? I'd be happy with any AM time EST. Thanks!


I think it is...but for Christ's sake IT'S HARVARD. This doesn't happen everyday. I would say go to sleep super early the night before and wake up super early. Think about how many people are scheduling and how difficult it is to re-schedule/find an accommodating time for just a fraction of those people.

User avatar
kilgoretrout66
Posts: 20
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:32 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby kilgoretrout66 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:32 pm

kilgoretrout66 wrote:
Was very excited to find KB1 in my inbox just now. Minor issue - I'm in Asia and the time she wants to interview me is between 3:00 and 4:00PM EST (5:00 and 6:00 AM here), which means that I'll need to wake up at 4:30 on a work day . Does this sound like a legitimate reason to ask for a reschedule? I'd be happy with any AM time EST. Thanks!


I think it is...but for Christ's sake IT'S HARVARD. This doesn't happen everyday. I would say go to sleep super early the night before and wake up super early. Think about how many people are scheduling and how difficult it is to re-schedule/find an accommodating time for just a fraction of those people.



Under review 10/24. I'll send them an email, making it clear that I'd still be game for interviewing at the original time if rescheduling isn't feasible.

Good luck guys!

seanPtheB
Posts: 276
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:06 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby seanPtheB » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:53 pm

kilgoretrout66 wrote:Was very excited to find KB1 in my inbox just now. Minor issue - I'm in Asia and the time she wants to interview me is between 3:00 and 4:00PM EST (5:00 and 6:00 AM here), which means that I'll need to wake up at 4:30 on a work day :oops: . Does this sound like a legitimate reason to ask for a reschedule? I'd be happy with any AM time EST. Thanks!


FWIW, I would absolutely NOT ask for a reschedule for this reason. She's got a tight schedule I wouldn't risk annoying her with a reason that IMO is pretty weak. Glgl tho and congrats!

User avatar
soj
Posts: 7735
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:10 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby soj » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:44 pm

splbagel wrote:For those who have had KB1's, were you offered an opportunity / expected to ask questions about Harvard?

Yeah, I was.

MumofCad
Posts: 974
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:46 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MumofCad » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:54 pm

soj wrote:
splbagel wrote:For those who have had KB1's, were you offered an opportunity / expected to ask questions about Harvard?

Yeah, I was.


I wasn't, nor was I asked "why Harvard" but I think that's because I already mentioned what program and prof I wanted to work with in my prior, "what type of law" question. I heard her say "great" and write something when I said it and then it was over.

Soj, did you get something specific or just the general "Why Harvard?"

For those getting nervous, it is very brief. Unless you can't answer why law in a coherent way or articulate some reason for going to Harvard, you're going to be fine. She even said in mine something to the effect of "What type of law do you think you might be interested in? It doesn't need to be anything terribly specific and its ok if you're not sure." I really don't see how the interview can change your chances too much one way or the other, based on both brevity and generality. I stumbled on and thought mine was awful, and I know of at least one other TLSer who got a KB2 that had the same feeling (we had a discussion about how badly we miffed up). So relax, be as clear and honest as possible and then settle in for the wait. Sdwhodat had a 4 minute conversation. All with the same result. Even if you don't get a KB2, I have a feeling it will have far more to do with what you've already submitted than with what you say in the interview (barring saying something stupid or being plain weird or what not).

thederangedwang
Posts: 1124
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:44 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:10 pm

MumofCad wrote:
soj wrote:
splbagel wrote:For those who have had KB1's, were you offered an opportunity / expected to ask questions about Harvard?

Yeah, I was.


I wasn't, nor was I asked "why Harvard" but I think that's because I already mentioned what program and prof I wanted to work with in my prior, "what type of law" question. I heard her say "great" and write something when I said it and then it was over.

Soj, did you get something specific or just the general "Why Harvard?"

For those getting nervous, it is very brief. Unless you can't answer why law in a coherent way or articulate some reason for going to Harvard, you're going to be fine. She even said in mine something to the effect of "What type of law do you think you might be interested in? It doesn't need to be anything terribly specific and its ok if you're not sure." I really don't see how the interview can change your chances too much one way or the other, based on both brevity and generality. I stumbled on and thought mine was awful, and I know of at least one other TLSer who got a KB2 that had the same feeling (we had a discussion about how badly we miffed up). So relax, be as clear and honest as possible and then settle in for the wait. Sdwhodat had a 4 minute conversation. All with the same result. Even if you don't get a KB2, I have a feeling it will have far more to do with what you've already submitted than with what you say in the interview (barring saying something stupid or being plain weird or what not).


on the flipside, i felt i had a good one and i missed the kb2 wave yesturday.......fml

User avatar
soj
Posts: 7735
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:10 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby soj » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:28 pm

I was asked why harvard even though I had already mentioned some of my reasons for wanting to attend harvard in the why law question. Good thing I'd prepared plenty of why harvard answers. At the end of the interview, I was asked if I had any questions for her. I had a question prepared, but I think it would have been fine even if I said I had no questions. The interview was definitely laid back and low-stress. Mine took less than four minutes total.

coconutcat
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:04 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby coconutcat » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:13 pm

WhiteGuy5 wrote:
Take Two wrote:
coconutcat wrote:Congrats to everyone who got their KB2s!
Submitted in the first week of November like a few other people in this thread, any ideas about when my app would likely go complete? I know I really shouldn't but I'm getting quite anxious.


I submitted 11/7 and went UR yesterday if that helps


Submitted then too, been under review since 11/16 for those looking to compare.


Thanks guys! I submitted 11/2 and went UR 11/16, so I guess we're all in roughly the same boat.
Best of luck to all the new KB1s, how I envy all of you :)

addy11
Posts: 479
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:01 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby addy11 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:07 pm

(Is it too early? Apologies if it's too early...)

Any idea of the lowest GPA reported for any non-URM KB1s (from either set)?

I'll refrain from asking how this augurs for "low" GPA people's chances of ever getting one compared with previous years. :wink:

roguewave19
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:25 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby roguewave19 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:13 pm

MumofCad wrote:
soj wrote:
splbagel wrote:For those who have had KB1's, were you offered an opportunity / expected to ask questions about Harvard?

Yeah, I was.


I wasn't, nor was I asked "why Harvard" but I think that's because I already mentioned what program and prof I wanted to work with in my prior, "what type of law" question. I heard her say "great" and write something when I said it and then it was over.

Soj, did you get something specific or just the general "Why Harvard?"

For those getting nervous, it is very brief. Unless you can't answer why law in a coherent way or articulate some reason for going to Harvard, you're going to be fine. She even said in mine something to the effect of "What type of law do you think you might be interested in? It doesn't need to be anything terribly specific and its ok if you're not sure." I really don't see how the interview can change your chances too much one way or the other, based on both brevity and generality. I stumbled on and thought mine was awful, and I know of at least one other TLSer who got a KB2 that had the same feeling (we had a discussion about how badly we miffed up). So relax, be as clear and honest as possible and then settle in for the wait. Sdwhodat had a 4 minute conversation. All with the same result. Even if you don't get a KB2, I have a feeling it will have far more to do with what you've already submitted than with what you say in the interview (barring saying something stupid or being plain weird or what not).


Thanks for this!
Last edited by roguewave19 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

splbagel
Posts: 380
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:53 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby splbagel » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:13 pm

addy11 wrote:(Is it too early? Apologies if it's too early...)

Any idea of the lowest GPA reported for any non-URM KB1s (from either set)?


3.8 here... apparently that's "low" for Harvard. :?

addy11
Posts: 479
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:01 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby addy11 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:17 pm

splbagel wrote:
addy11 wrote:(Is it too early? Apologies if it's too early...)

Any idea of the lowest GPA reported for any non-URM KB1s (from either set)?


3.8 here... apparently that's "low" for Harvard. :?


Thanks for the info my friend. Your stats give me hope (mine is slightly lower, and my LSAT is slightly higher)!

User avatar
soj
Posts: 7735
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:10 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby soj » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:35 pm

addy11 wrote:Any idea of the lowest GPA reported for any non-URM KB1s (from either set)?

There's a 3.7/178 KB2 on LSN. (Don't lose hope, Curious1.)

Curious1
Posts: 964
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:54 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Curious1 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:58 pm

soj wrote:
addy11 wrote:Any idea of the lowest GPA reported for any non-URM KB1s (from either set)?

There's a 3.7/178 KB2 on LSN. (Don't lose hope, Curious1.)


Ahaha I know the dude. He has a Ph.D....

It's ok! I'm still hoping!

User avatar
Hawkeye Pierce
Posts: 1261
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:18 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:43 am

Curious1 wrote:
soj wrote:
addy11 wrote:Any idea of the lowest GPA reported for any non-URM KB1s (from either set)?

There's a 3.7/178 KB2 on LSN. (Don't lose hope, Curious1.)


Ahaha I know the dude. He has a Ph.D....

It's ok! I'm still hoping!


Solidarity!

User avatar
Elston Gunn
Posts: 3444
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:09 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elston Gunn » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:17 am

So do people have KB1s tomorrow? If so, good luck and don't worry too much!

roguewave19
Posts: 71
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:25 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby roguewave19 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:25 am

.
Last edited by roguewave19 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

xkcd09
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 11:08 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby xkcd09 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:38 am

I hope more KB1 emails come tomorrow (well, technically today in eastern time zone)
Last edited by xkcd09 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
kulshan
Posts: 413
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:59 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby kulshan » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:14 am

soj wrote:
splbagel wrote:For those who have had KB1's, were you offered an opportunity / expected to ask questions about Harvard?

Yeah, I was.


I was and, fwiw, I did.

User avatar
yankees42789
Posts: 197
Joined: Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:51 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby yankees42789 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:01 am

Woke up to an email from Harvard this morning. Got really excited until I saw that it was just notification that my application is complete (even though I have been UR since 11/16). What a fake-out. *sigh*

splbagel
Posts: 380
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:53 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby splbagel » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:08 pm

Had my KB1 this morning, think it went well. About 9 minutes in total, with plenty of time for my questions. She was very personable and almost made me forget my jitters.

Good luck to all who have their KB1s today!

thestillpoint
Posts: 147
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:45 pm

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thestillpoint » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:52 pm

KB1 email just now! :)

Submitted 10/30
UR 11/7
Complete 11/17

User avatar
euskadi
Posts: 155
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:02 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby euskadi » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:04 pm

thestillpoint wrote:KB1 email just now! :)

Submitted 10/30
UR 11/7
Complete 11/17


Wow. This bit of information could make my morning entirely unproductive. In any case, congratulations, mi amiga! So pleased for you. :)

User avatar
Sh@keNb@ke
Posts: 287
Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:54 am

Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:06 pm

thestillpoint wrote:KB1 email just now! :)

Submitted 10/30
UR 11/7
Complete 11/17


This information is going to have me refreshing my email neurotically. Congrats though!!!!




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”