Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:29 pm

I haven't heard anything since UR on 11/24. Getting really stressed! ARGH!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby faintlymacabre » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:40 pm

Hey, I'm a long-time lurker, but I thought y'all might be interested in this. All the talk about the importance of work experience a couple of pages backed had me a bit spooked, so I made some charts based on the data available on LSN so far. Of course, it's self-reported and I have the feeling K-JDs are more likely to report, so it's probably slightly skewed in that direction. Also, I don't think most of the people who were held in the past week updated their LSNs to reflect that. With those caveats, the data here is a bit more favorable to K-JDs than I'd imagined.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:01 am

faintlymacabre wrote:Hey, I'm a long-time lurker, but I thought y'all might be interested in this. All the talk about the importance of work experience a couple of pages backed had me a bit spooked, so I made some charts based on the data available on LSN so far. Of course, it's self-reported and I have the feeling K-JDs are more likely to report, so it's probably slightly skewed in that direction. Also, I don't think most of the people who were held in the past week updated their LSNs to reflect that. With those caveats, the data here is a bit more favorable to K-JDs than I'd imagined.

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the real question is what the acceptance/rejection/held rate is for each of these groups, rather than their relation to each other. While this is a little enlightening, it doesn't say as much if the percentage of people applying with years of WE is really high

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby jd20122015 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:10 am

chucklesmcgee wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:
chucklesmcgee wrote:
Oh god, they're going to make us URMs fight it out gladiator style...let me get my tridents.


I'd be happy to stand aside for you Chuckles McGee, by far my favorite name on TLS. Can we still be friends when you get into Harvard?


Sure, assuming neither of us drowns in an avalanche of rejection emails. I don't do posthumous friendships or anything kinky like that.


URM under review since 10/17..nothing from them!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby faintlymacabre » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:18 am

the real question is what the acceptance/rejection/held rate is for each of these groups, rather than their relation to each other. While this is a little enlightening, it doesn't say as much if the percentage of people applying with years of WE is really high


Oh yeah, good catch. I meant to include some info to clarify that a bit as well. I won't clutter the thread with more charts, but out of the applicants represented here (82 in total), 51% have WE, 36% are K-JDs, and 12% did not report, which is in part why I think it's oddly K-JD friendly.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:21 am

faintlymacabre wrote:
the real question is what the acceptance/rejection/held rate is for each of these groups, rather than their relation to each other. While this is a little enlightening, it doesn't say as much if the percentage of people applying with years of WE is really high


Oh yeah, good catch. I meant to include some info to clarify that a bit as well. I won't clutter the thread with more charts, but out of the applicants represented here (82 in total), 51% have WE, 36% are K-JDs, and 12% did not report, which is in part why I think it's oddly K-JD friendly.

based on the differences between the percentages in the two charts, it's still fairly evident that a year or more of WE at least gives you a leg up.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby faintlymacabre » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:25 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
faintlymacabre wrote:
the real question is what the acceptance/rejection/held rate is for each of these groups, rather than their relation to each other. While this is a little enlightening, it doesn't say as much if the percentage of people applying with years of WE is really high


Oh yeah, good catch. I meant to include some info to clarify that a bit as well. I won't clutter the thread with more charts, but out of the applicants represented here (82 in total), 51% have WE, 36% are K-JDs, and 12% did not report, which is in part why I think it's oddly K-JD friendly.

based on the differences between the percentages in the two charts, it's still fairly evident that a year or more of WE at least gives you a leg up.


Yeah, but I was working from that assumption, so I was pleasantly surprised. Granted the tiny sample size and flaws of self-reported data, the percentage of K-JDs accepted so far is better than that of their current class. Of course, that could just mean they'll take fewer from here on in... :|

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thederangedwang » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:41 am

It's not a surprise WE is beneficial..I mean seriously...a resume with work experience is better than a resume that's just filled with volunteer, internships, and school activity stuff....

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ScratchableItch » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:00 am

thederangedwang wrote:It's not a surprise WE is beneficial..I mean seriously...a resume with work experience is better than a resume that's just filled with volunteer, internships, and school activity stuff....


Hey come on now, my school activity stuff is really impressive and...stuff.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby amc987 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:23 am

thederangedwang wrote:It's not a surprise WE is beneficial..I mean seriously...a resume with work experience is better than a resume that's just filled with volunteer, internships, and school activity stuff....


Eh, IDK. I think it depends a lot on the particular person's work experience. I agree if the person in question has an impressive job for someone right out of college (top management consulting firm, top banking firm, TFA, prestigious government job, etc.). That type of thing might be impressive to HLS. WE might also play a big role in your candidacy if you're 5+ years out of school and have had a chance to establish a career for yourself by moving significantly beyond the entry level positions. But if you're just comparing someone's random program assistant job or paralegal job or whatever other glorified menial labor that people do in order to support themselves right out of school to another person's stellar extra curricular activities (editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper, president of the campus community service org, semester-long internship with the UNHCR, etc.), I think the latter person's resume is going to sound much more impressive than the former person's. Just my 2 cents as someone 1-2 years out of school.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby pineappledazzler » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:17 am

I was held earlier in the week and I'm a K-JD with LSAT 173+, no WE during college.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby seanPtheB » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:27 am

pineappledazzler wrote:I was held earlier in the week and I'm a K-JD with LSAT 173+, no WE during college.


gpa?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby soccer1006 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:51 pm

Held today! GPA 3.5, LSAT 169, complete 10/28, URM, international.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Perdevise » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:51 pm

Held a few minutes ago.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby chucklesmcgee » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:51 pm

Perdevise wrote:Held a few minutes ago.


Me too.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby lilhmoney » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:53 pm

Just got a hold email. Complete 10-27. Relieved to hear something!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby amc987 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:53 pm

Perdevise wrote:Held a few minutes ago.


I got the hold email as well. Oy. Well, I guess it could definitely be worse... And I am happy to finally hear something.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby naf34 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:56 pm

What's the general opinion about holds? Can an LOCI really do anything?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Unagi » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:00 pm

Held!
I'm actually happy with this! Was expecting a rejection :)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby larsoner » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:00 pm

Held as well.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby MobyDick » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:03 pm

Also held. Also relieved.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby quaker10 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:05 pm

naf34 wrote:What's the general opinion about holds? Can an LOCI really do anything?


This discussion was held a few pages ago on this thread. The consensus is that Harvard doesn't really need a LOCI unless you have a substantial update to your file (better grades from 1st semester, promotion at work, etc.)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby addy11 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:06 pm

MobyDick wrote:Also held. Also relieved.


Ah OK. So they are going out today. Are you guys all mid-October and later submits?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elendil » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:06 pm

Would everyone held mind posting their submit/complete dates...?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Perdevise » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:16 pm

Sent 10/17 complete 10/24, I think




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