Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby thelong » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:46 pm

Geneva wrote:I went under review on 1/23, but then got a second "Your application is complete" email a few days ago. My status checker only shows the 1/23 date and my recs and app materials were all received before then.

What does this mean?


Nothing special. Mine is basically the same. Complete on 2/2 but status checker says 1/27.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mikeylikesit » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:26 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:
DFog wrote:I Just completed my phone interview today. Does anyone here know how long it has been taking from KB/JS1 until people get a decision from Harvard (KB/JS2 or otherwise)?


Congrats!

How did it go? Any insight for someone who has one scheduled in two days :)


This. But mine is tomorrow! :shock: :o :shock:

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ladeornmc » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:33 pm

mikeylikesit wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:
DFog wrote:I Just completed my phone interview today. Does anyone here know how long it has been taking from KB/JS1 until people get a decision from Harvard (KB/JS2 or otherwise)?


Congrats!

How did it go? Any insight for someone who has one scheduled in two days :)


This. But mine is tomorrow! :shock: :o :shock:


Mine is tomorrow too. Pretty nervous but I figure I can't say anything too wrong in an interview under 10 minutes long.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby bogm2012 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:34 pm

ladeornmc wrote:
mikeylikesit wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:
DFog wrote:I Just completed my phone interview today. Does anyone here know how long it has been taking from KB/JS1 until people get a decision from Harvard (KB/JS2 or otherwise)?


Congrats!

How did it go? Any insight for someone who has one scheduled in two days :)


This. But mine is tomorrow! :shock: :o :shock:


Mine is tomorrow too. Pretty nervous but I figure I can't say anything too wrong in an interview under 10 minutes long.


Good luck guys :)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ladeornmc » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:54 pm

Good luck guys :)


Thanks!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Take Two » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:58 pm

yeah, good luck JS1ers, knock it out of the park! :D

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby DFog » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:59 am

mikeylikesit wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:
DFog wrote:I Just completed my phone interview today. Does anyone here know how long it has been taking from KB/JS1 until people get a decision from Harvard (KB/JS2 or otherwise)?


Congrats!

How did it go? Any insight for someone who has one scheduled in two days :)


This. But mine is tomorrow! :shock: :o :shock:



Pretty standard stuff. Know your résumé, why you want to study law, and what areas you want to study. It's over before you know it. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Curious1 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:01 am

Hmm according to a friend who had the JS1 today she's changing up the questions--asking mainly about your PS/Resume.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Geneva » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:16 am

Do all candidates go under review twice and interview twice before getting accepted?
Sorry, just want to make sure I understand the process here. Starting to worry that it's a bad sign that I've been UR 1 for 3 weeks with no movement...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby curiouscat » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:38 am

Curious1 wrote:Hmm according to a friend who had the JS1 today she's changing up the questions--asking mainly about your PS/Resume.


That might have to do with your friend having a particularly interesting PS/resume rather than a trend, but I guess we'll see after the interviews on Thursday.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby curiouscat » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:43 am

Geneva wrote:Do all candidates go under review twice and interview twice before getting accepted?
Sorry, just want to make sure I understand the process here. Starting to worry that it's a bad sign that I've been UR 1 for 3 weeks with no movement...


You go under review after they've received all of your application material. Then, generally, you get an email saying you're complete a little while later. After that you might receive an invitation for an interview - that's the JS1. The JS2 is the acceptance call saying you got in (it's not an interview).

I wouldn't be worried at all. Three weeks is a really short time. There's a good chance they haven't even finished looking at your application. Just hang in there for a bit and hopefully good news will come your way soon.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Geneva » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:01 am

curiouscat wrote:I wouldn't be worried at all. Three weeks is a really short time. There's a good chance they haven't even finished looking at your application. Just hang in there for a bit and hopefully good news will come your way soon.


Thanks for the encouragement:-) Do you think it would be inappropriate to send along an additional paragraph/page statement highlighting my work experience? I really regret not saying more about how my job and volunteer experience apply to my career aspirations and have prepared me for exactly what I want to do w/ my law degree...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby hypothalamus » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:02 pm

Nothing today?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Byzantine » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:05 pm

hypothalamus wrote:Nothing today?


looks like it. I WANT SOMETHING!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby captainwasabi09 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:24 pm

Byzantine wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:Nothing today?


looks like it. I WANT SOMETHING!


+1

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby boosk » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:02 pm

captainwasabi09 wrote:
Byzantine wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:Nothing today?


looks like it. I WANT SOMETHING!


+1


hasn't it been established that Thursday is THE DAY?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:05 pm

There are js1s scheduled up till thursday ( maybe even Friday) nothing is happening b4 then.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ArchitectOfPeace » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:50 pm

I had my JS1 today. Not the standard questions I had expected, but still pretty relaxed and short (about 10 minutes). Advice: Know what area of law you want to practice and why. Be able to explain what you are doing now and how that connects to law school or your area of interest (if not in undergrad). JS is really conversational, so no need to be worried! Hopefully we will hear about more JS1s soon!

Has there been a pattern in the past of amount of time between a JS1 and a JS2? It is hard with JS being new, but any ideas?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mikeylikesit » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:12 pm

ArchitectOfPeace wrote:I had my JS1 today. Not the standard questions I had expected, but still pretty relaxed and short (about 10 minutes). Advice: Know what area of law you want to practice and why. Be able to explain what you are doing now and how that connects to law school or your area of interest (if not in undergrad). JS is really conversational, so no need to be worried! Hopefully we will hear about more JS1s soon!

Has there been a pattern in the past of amount of time between a JS1 and a JS2? It is hard with JS being new, but any ideas?


Had mine today too - went pretty well. About the same feeling about the questions - seems to be a little more personal than the KB calls. Lasted about 10 mins. JS is extremely nice and very easy to talk to.

I think last week's very first set of JS1s heard back extremely quickly - like a day or two later.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby avd90 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:15 pm

Received my complete email 2/2. How long should I expect to wait for a KB1 before I can assume I'm a hold/reject?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Curious1 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:55 pm

avd90 wrote:Received my complete email 2/2. How long should I expect to wait for a KB1 before I can assume I'm a hold/reject?


2 months.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby ladeornmc » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:14 pm

Had an awesome time on the call (roughly 13 minutes long). Very informal and not the common questions I was expecting to hear.

Was asked in-depth about my WE and how it tied in to the law I wanted to practice and why I wanted to go to law school. Be ready to give quite in-depth answers.

Overall was very personable and I felt like we could've talked for a lot longer (hopefully the feeling was mutual). Good luck to everyone else who has calls today and tomorrow!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby brettashley » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:02 pm

Eeek. Recent replies in this thread sound like JS is veering a little off from the usual interview questions. If it's about Resume/PS though, that shouldn't be too bad right?

kinda mildly freaking out

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby FryBreadPower » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:04 pm

brettashley wrote:Eeek. Recent replies in this thread sound like JS is veering a little off from the usual interview questions. If it's about Resume/PS though, that shouldn't be too bad right?

kinda mildly freaking out


I wouldn't. As long as you know why you want to become a lawyer, why you want to go to Harvard and you know your Resume backwards and forwards (which you presumably do, because...its your life) you will do great. I mean, what else could she possibly ask?.....right?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby brettashley » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:08 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:
brettashley wrote:Eeek. Recent replies in this thread sound like JS is veering a little off from the usual interview questions. If it's about Resume/PS though, that shouldn't be too bad right?

kinda mildly freaking out


I wouldn't. As long as you know why you want to become a lawyer, why you want to go to Harvard and you know your Resume backwards and forwards (which you presumably do, because...its your life) you will do great. I mean, what else could she possibly ask?.....right?


Haha I know. I'm trying to tell myself that there really isn't anything about this interview I won't be able to handle, but it's still a bit nervewracking. I really am relieved to hear people report that JS seems easy to talk to.

Edited to add last sentence.




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