Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:51 pm

I didn't even realize that this was the case, but I checked their class profile:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/ ... ofile.html

76% of the class 1 year out of college, and 54% with 2 years. Not as strict about it as NU, but clearly work experience plays a big factor in their decision. They might be emphasizing it even more this year.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:53 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:I didn't even realize that this was the case, but I checked their class profile:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/ ... ofile.html

76% of the class 1 year out of college, and 54% with 2 years. Not as strict about it as NU, but clearly work experience plays a big factor in their decision. They might be emphasizing it even more this year.


Yeah they definitely seem to be, based on the rejects thus far. I'm anticipating my own because of that even though I'm at/above both medians and was initially expecting a waitlist.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nelson » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:53 pm

seanPtheB wrote:1212, absolutely awesome job. Thanks a lot for that. The rep didn't happen to say anything about an updated resume did they? I secured a couple things for this semester that would definitely beef up my otherwise fairly weak resume.

1212 wrote:
H rep wrote: If you have done something different or interesting with your time since you applied, that can be helpful as well.

Sounds like resume updates and grades are the only things worth sending.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby seanPtheB » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:56 pm

Nelson wrote:
seanPtheB wrote:1212, absolutely awesome job. Thanks a lot for that. The rep didn't happen to say anything about an updated resume did they? I secured a couple things for this semester that would definitely beef up my otherwise fairly weak resume.

1212 wrote:
H rep wrote: If you have done something different or interesting with your time since you applied, that can be helpful as well.

Sounds like resume updates and grades are the only things worth sending.


Oh wow, definitely missed that line. Thanks.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:59 pm

snehpets wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:I didn't even realize that this was the case, but I checked their class profile:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/ ... ofile.html

76% of the class 1 year out of college, and 54% with 2 years. Not as strict about it as NU, but clearly work experience plays a big factor in their decision. They might be emphasizing it even more this year.


Yeah they definitely seem to be, based on the rejects thus far. I'm anticipating my own because of that even though I'm at/above both medians and was initially expecting a waitlist.

I wonder what the average school's 1+ and 2+ years of WE percentages are for comparison

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:06 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
snehpets wrote:
Mr. Somebody wrote:I didn't even realize that this was the case, but I checked their class profile:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/ ... ofile.html

76% of the class 1 year out of college, and 54% with 2 years. Not as strict about it as NU, but clearly work experience plays a big factor in their decision. They might be emphasizing it even more this year.


Yeah they definitely seem to be, based on the rejects thus far. I'm anticipating my own because of that even though I'm at/above both medians and was initially expecting a waitlist.

I wonder what the average school's 1+ and 2+ years of WE percentages are for comparison


Good point, I just looked at a couple T14's: 37% K-JD's at Penn, 33% at NYU, 35% at UVA. Lower than I thought it would be, but still significantly higher than 24% at Harvard

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nelson » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:12 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:I wonder what the average school's 1+ and 2+ years of WE percentages are for comparison

Dug up the T6 out of curiosity:

Yale 2014 - 80% 1+, 35% 2+

Stanford 2014 - 76% 1+, 34% 3+

Harvard 2014 - 76% 1+, 54% 2+

Columbia 2014 - couldn't find, says 35% came directly from college, 22% are 25 or older

Chicago 2014 - "over 60%" have 1-2+ years WE

NYU 2014 - 68% 1+, 12% 5+

So looks like CCN are more K-JD friendly than HYS.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby scholar678 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:22 pm

Nelson wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:I wonder what the average school's 1+ and 2+ years of WE percentages are for comparison

Dug up the T6 out of curiosity:

Yale 2014 - 80% 1+, 35% 2+

Stanford 2014 - 76% 1+, 34% 3+

Harvard 2014 - 76% 1+, 54% 2+

Columbia 2014 - couldn't find, says 35% came directly from college, 22% are 25 or older

Chicago 2014 - "over 60%" have 1-2+ years WE

NYU 2014 - 68% 1+, 12% 5+

So looks like CCN are more K-JD friendly than HYS.


Not necessarily. Keep in mind that the number of applicants applying to each school with work experience varies, so the percentages may not reflect accurately how "friendly" each school is for people being K-JD.

In a discussion with the dean of admission for Yale, a question regarding their high percentage of people accepted with work experience was asked, and the dean said that in his opinion, it only reflected the applicant pool. So, at least for Yale, approximately 80% of their applicants have work experience. I would not worry about it too much imho.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby AmandaPB » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:26 pm

Regarding holds, I wonder how significant changes to resumes have to be in order to make a difference. I’ve added a few small things to mine, but nothing that will really blow their minds.

ETA: Can’t change that I’m still in undergrad :)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby hypothalamus » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:28 pm

I know this question has been asked... But now that I'm "complete," when should I start panicking if I don't hear?

I've been trying to read through older pages in this thread to figure out the average time between the Complete email and a KB1 notification (if at all), but I can't seem to aggregate many data points... I did read 2 months is pretty much the longest, but what is more standard?

#coffeeismakingmeneurotic

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Postby addy11 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:31 pm

AmandaPB wrote:Regarding holds, I wonder how significant changes to resumes have to be in order to make a difference. I’ve added a few small things to mine, but nothing that will really blow their minds.

ETA: Can’t change that I’m still in undergrad :)


Well not with that attitude you can't ;)

You could always put "First TLS'er Accepted to Stanford Law" under your accolades section. That would give them the hint :P

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby countercouper » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:31 pm

hypothalamus wrote:I know this question has been asked... But now that I'm "complete," when should I start panicking if I don't hear?

I've been trying to read through older pages in this thread to figure out the average time between the Complete email and a KB1 notification (if at all), but I can't seem to aggregate many data points... I did read 2 months is pretty much the longest, but what is more standard?

#coffeeismakingmeneurotic


+1. I also get the impression that a lot of complete email went out this morning. (I submitted 12/5 and went UR 12/22).

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby 46nyc » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:33 pm

AmandaPB wrote:Regarding holds, I wonder how significant changes to resumes have to be in order to make a difference. I’ve added a few small things to mine, but nothing that will really blow their minds.

ETA: Can’t change that I’m still in undergrad :)


Is it too late for us to apply to have graduated in December??

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby nametaken » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:35 pm

countercouper wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:I know this question has been asked... But now that I'm "complete," when should I start panicking if I don't hear?

I've been trying to read through older pages in this thread to figure out the average time between the Complete email and a KB1 notification (if at all), but I can't seem to aggregate many data points... I did read 2 months is pretty much the longest, but what is more standard?

#coffeeismakingmeneurotic


+1. I also get the impression that a lot of complete email went out this morning. (I submitted 12/5 and went UR 12/22).


I received an e-mail requesting a KB1 the day after I got my Complete e-mail. But if I remember correctly, some people got them about a week after and others, like you said, waited longer. So I'm not sure if there is any time to start freaking out.. just try to be positive and hopefully you will hear soon! :)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby caminante » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:41 pm

A bit late in responding to this, but since I've recently done a lot of research on the topic, I thought I'd chime in.

Curious1 wrote:I believe the figure was 80,000 to qualify for LIPP


It actually all depends on how much your loan payments are. If you make under $45,000, Harvard pays your entire loan payment. Above that threshold, you are expected to contribute a certain percentage of your income, on a sliding scale, toward your loan payment. So if you have a low loan payment, it's possible you won't qualify for assistance even if you aren't making a ton of money. On the other hand, if you have a larger loan payment you could qualify even if you make over $80K.

Here's the info- http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/sfs/ ... scale.html

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:51 pm

caminante wrote:A bit late in responding to this, but since I've recently done a lot of research on the topic, I thought I'd chime in.

Curious1 wrote:I believe the figure was 80,000 to qualify for LIPP


It actually all depends on how much your loan payments are. If you make under $45,000, Harvard pays your entire loan payment. Above that threshold, you are expected to contribute a certain percentage of your income, on a sliding scale, toward your loan payment. So if you have a low loan payment, it's possible you won't qualify for assistance even if you aren't making a ton of money. On the other hand, if you have a larger loan payment you could qualify even if you make over $80K.

Here's the info- http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/sfs/ ... scale.html


FTw thanks!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby nametaken » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:05 pm

KB2!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMGOMG Never ever ever did I ever think this would happen. :D :D :D

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby nametaken » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:05 pm

Posted twice.. oops

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby hypothalamus » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:08 pm

nametaken wrote:Posted twice.. oops


Hahhahaha congrats! I think answering my question brought you luck ;))))

Also, your answer has basically told me to start freaking out tomorrow. Not healthy!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelong » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:09 pm

nametaken wrote:KB2!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMGOMG Never ever ever did I ever think this would happen. :D :D :D


Double posting is totally forgivable. Congratulations.

I can only imagine how happy you must feel right now.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:10 pm

nametaken wrote:KB2!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMGOMG Never ever ever did I ever think this would happen. :D :D :D


Congrats :) knew that was coming for you.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby nametaken » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:11 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
nametaken wrote:Posted twice.. oops


Hahhahaha congrats! I think answering my question brought you luck ;))))

Also, your answer has basically told me to start freaking out tomorrow. Not healthy!



No freaking out!! I know good news is coming your way :D

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby nametaken » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:21 pm

thelong wrote:
nametaken wrote:KB2!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMGOMG Never ever ever did I ever think this would happen. :D :D :D


Double posting is totally forgivable. Congratulations.

I can only imagine how happy you must feel right now.


snehpets wrote:
nametaken wrote:KB2!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMGOMG Never ever ever did I ever think this would happen. :D :D :D


Congrats :) knew that was coming for you.


Thank you!! I honestly don't know how I'm supposed to sit through work for another 5 hours!! Ahhhh I hope this means more good news is coming for everyone!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:24 pm

congrats nametaken

this thread is in need for some kb1's.....we havent seen some in a while

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Take Two » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:26 pm

nametaken wrote:KB2!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMGOMG Never ever ever did I ever think this would happen. :D :D :D


Congrats! :D




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