In at Harvard

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

Which ASW are you going to attend?

March 3-5
37
31%
April 14-16
36
30%
None, I hate fun
30
25%
Both (is this even possible?)
8
7%
The obligatory other
9
8%
 
Total votes: 120

Mista Bojangles
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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Mista Bojangles » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:50 pm

Hey to everyone in this thread, which I'm really (really really) hoping to be able to join soon:

I got an interview offer off the waitlist, with Dean Soban, who evidently is back at the helm. I'd like to ask any of you who had JS1s and JS2s rather than KB1s and KB2s (guessing you're in the minority, as KB was running things for most of the cycle) how the interview went and whether you have any tips for it. I'd imagine her style is at least slightly different from KB's, and so I'd love any input from JS admits. Thanks!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby splbagel » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:57 pm

Mista Bojangles wrote:Hey to everyone in this thread, which I'm really (really really) hoping to be able to join soon:

I got an interview offer off the waitlist, with Dean Soban, who evidently is back at the helm. I'd like to ask any of you who had JS1s and JS2s rather than KB1s and KB2s (guessing you're in the minority, as KB was running things for most of the cycle) how the interview went and whether you have any tips for it. I'd imagine her style is at least slightly different from KB's, and so I'd love any input from JS admits. Thanks!


I knew it! Sorry I don't have anything helpful to say because my interview was with KB, just excited to see you finally get some attention from HLS. Good luck!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby soj » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:50 pm

I interviewed with KB as well, but I prepared by thinking of answers to 1) Why law school, 2) Why Harvard, and 3) questions regarding my PS/resume. I also prepared 2-3 questions for her--there aren't really any bad questions except maybe ones that could easily be answered from the website, so do a quick check before the interview. JS is really easy-going. I believe her last name is pronounced so-BAHN, but feel free to call her Jessica.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Bahzing! » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:03 pm

Mista Bojangles wrote:Hey to everyone in this thread, which I'm really (really really) hoping to be able to join soon:

I got an interview offer off the waitlist, with Dean Soban, who evidently is back at the helm. I'd like to ask any of you who had JS1s and JS2s rather than KB1s and KB2s (guessing you're in the minority, as KB was running things for most of the cycle) how the interview went and whether you have any tips for it. I'd imagine her style is at least slightly different from KB's, and so I'd love any input from JS admits. Thanks!



JS was very nice and completely non-intimidating. She asked me two very specific questions-one about some of my leadership experience, and one about something that I referenced in my personal statement. Though the questions were very specific, they were easy--basically "Tell me more about ______."

I then asked her a question about HLS about a topic in which I was (truly/honestly) interested, not something random that I just found on the website in order to make it look like I tried to find something to ask about. My question was basically, "Can you go into a little bit more detail about__________ at HLS."

The entire interview was probably 6-8 minutes tops.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Mista Bojangles » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:15 pm

Interview tomorrow. Thanks a bunch for the input and well wishes, I am so excited for this.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:50 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Excellent troll is excellent.


Doorkeeper, have you started trolling the "In at Harvard" thread preemptively? :D


I LOVE that you two are in here :p

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby hypothalamus » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:55 pm

fingerscrossedxx wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Excellent troll is excellent.


Doorkeeper, have you started trolling the "In at Harvard" thread preemptively? :D


I LOVE that you two are in here :p


I figured I'd try posting in this thread before my chances of ever posting in it are dashed forever :D :D

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby abba12 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:43 am

Bahzing! wrote:
Mista Bojangles wrote:Hey to everyone in this thread, which I'm really (really really) hoping to be able to join soon:

I got an interview offer off the waitlist, with Dean Soban, who evidently is back at the helm. I'd like to ask any of you who had JS1s and JS2s rather than KB1s and KB2s (guessing you're in the minority, as KB was running things for most of the cycle) how the interview went and whether you have any tips for it. I'd imagine her style is at least slightly different from KB's, and so I'd love any input from JS admits. Thanks!



JS was very nice and completely non-intimidating. She asked me two very specific questions-one about some of my leadership experience, and one about something that I referenced in my personal statement. Though the questions were very specific, they were easy--basically "Tell me more about ______."

I then asked her a question about HLS about a topic in which I was (truly/honestly) interested, not something random that I just found on the website in order to make it look like I tried to find something to ask about. My question was basically, "Can you go into a little bit more detail about__________ at HLS."

The entire interview was probably 6-8 minutes tops.


This pretty much sums up my JS1 experience as well. She was friendly but to the point—my interview clocked in at lass than 6 minutes. Two questions she asked me were also about leadership experience and something specific to my PS. Let us know when you get that JS2!

(And don't let yourself freak out too much post-interview. My experience was short-lived relief at not totally messing up followed by a much longer period of stressing over having forgotten some minute details in some of the answers. Didn't change a thing.)

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Mista Bojangles » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:39 pm

INNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN AT HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

i need a while to even begin to process this, literally a dream come true. no idea what the deal is with financial aid, housing, or anything, but i can't even be bothered to think about that right now

see you all in cambridgeeeeeee

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby yankees42789 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:50 pm

Mista Bojangles wrote:INNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN AT HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

i need a while to even begin to process this, literally a dream come true. no idea what the deal is with financial aid, housing, or anything, but i can't even be bothered to think about that right now

see you all in cambridgeeeeeee



Congrats! I know how badly you wanted it!

You and the other new admits should come join us in the facebook group!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Mista Bojangles » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:13 pm

thanks so much, i've already requested to join :D

definitely going to read through this thread now and see what's up, start to get a sense for what i'm in for. can't wait for my book in the mail!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:34 pm

Oh hello, there. I think I'll join this thread now.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby avd90 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:06 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:Oh hello, there. I think I'll join this thread now.


ahhhh! So happy for you! I remember when I thought we'd be classmates at UM, and I'm glad you'll be joining me in Cambridge this fall :D

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:31 pm

avd90 wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:Oh hello, there. I think I'll join this thread now.


ahhhh! So happy for you! I remember when I thought we'd be classmates at UM, and I'm glad you'll be joining me in Cambridge this fall :D



Aww thanks! Congrats to you too!!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:48 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
avd90 wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:Oh hello, there. I think I'll join this thread now.


ahhhh! So happy for you! I remember when I thought we'd be classmates at UM, and I'm glad you'll be joining me in Cambridge this fall :D



Aww thanks! Congrats to you too!!

Remember when you applied to U of Missouri?

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:43 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:Remember when you applied to U of Missouri?



:oops: ....oh dear....

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby rotaxkarter » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:10 am

Hey everyone! Checking in finally! Took the round-about route, 4th harvard thread, but glad to have made it! :D

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby sharktankdean » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:17 am

Harvard Applicants 2012---> Held at Harvard--->Wait-listed at Harvard---> In at Harvard !!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby caminante » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:29 am

Big congrats to the new admits!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:31 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Remember when you applied to U of Missouri?



:oops: ....oh dear....


Haha we have come from so far!!

So excited to finally be joining this thread!! :)

Im with Mistabojangles! No idea what happens from here on out, dont even know when the deposit is due, just sooo freaking excited to be at Cambridge in the fall!!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Doorkeeper » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:49 pm

I've been waiting over 7 months to legitimately post in this thread. Feels good.

Although I'm slightly worried about having to live in a box for some period of time.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby pupshaw » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:50 pm

Hey guys, see you all in Cambridge in a couple months.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Mista Bojangles » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:10 pm

I still can't believe this is real life. I had my mother in (the very, very best kind of) tears yesterday. She couldn't stop saying "my son is going to Harvard Law School." Yep mom, it's not easy for me to believe either. I feel so so lucky; this is in every sense of the word a dream come true.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby thelawschoolproject » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:21 pm

Mista Bojangles wrote:I still can't believe this is real life. I had my mother in (the very, very best kind of) tears yesterday. She couldn't stop saying "my son is going to Harvard Law School." Yep mom, it's not easy for me to believe either. I feel so so lucky; this is in every sense of the word a dream come true.



Aw, this is so cute. My mother did the same thing :) I called her and she had to leave work because she was in hysterics. Gotta <3 dem moms.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:28 pm

Did any of you guys pull out of UChicago to go to H?

Just trying to see how many spots are coming open




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