This is encouraging! *knocks profusely on wood* From the Assistant Dean's corner, 2010:
"For those of you unfamiliar with this, one requirement for admission to Harvard Law is that you have a short phone interview with me. In addition to giving me the pleasure of getting to know you a little bit, the interview is a great opportunity for me to learn something about you that I might not pick up from your application.
Everyone invited to interview is a pretty strong candidate; generally, an invitation to interview means that you have a good chance of admission. Now that doesn’t mean that the interview is dispositive, because we’re interviewing a wide range of candidates. In some cases we have a really strong evaluation of your candidacy and the interview is more about making sure you’ll be a good fit for HLS; in other cases the committee may be a bit more uncertain of where you stand or we may have a specific question about something on your application. The interview gives me another chance to get a sense of what you can add to the class.
It’s a pretty straightforward conversation, and to a large extent I give out the questions ahead of time. So there shouldn’t be any surprises. Being somewhat prepared is critical – I’m a little bit shocked if you can’t articulate why you’re interested in coming to law school. In general though, if you do a little homework, come prepared, and honestly convey why you’re interested in law school and Harvard Law, you’re likely to have a good interview."