adoseofwendy wrote:Had my JS1 this morning. Not sure how to interpret it .
First she asked about my jump in LSAT score and my GPA trend through undergrad, since my numbers aren't the strongest (LSAT 169/176, GPA ~3.6). She said that although they do look at numbers they're interested in candidates who have done interesting things, etc.
Then she wanted to talk about my Fulbright this year, what kind of research I'm doing this year, how I might eventually apply for an MPP. She asked if law school was the plan the upcoming fall and I said yes. Then we wrapped it up and I asked two questions. She said she looks forward to getting in touch again.
Eek?? Chance or no chance? It seems like a bad sign that her first two questions were about negative aspects of my app.
I think she was just giving you a chance to eliminate the two biggest weaknesses in your app. If you answered to her satisfaction, she'll feel comfortable admitting you--especially since she obviously likes the rest of your app. For what it's worth, I wish KB had asked me about the weaknesses in my app, so then I would know that they did notice them and that they were giving me a chance to put their concerns to rest.
kittonmittons wrote:Can people who have had their JS1 maybe share some of the questions they were asked? I'm nervous for mine this week!
KB's questions are on page 25; JS's are app-focused and therefore unpredictable.
BSC wrote:Submitted 11/20 and still not complete.....
Anyone have any idea on when I can expect that?
edamame wrote:For those of you who interviewed, how did you answer the "biggest challenge you will face at HLS" question?
In a way, it's like a weaknesses question. I'm thinking of talking about finding social opportunities beyond my section / year and then discussing student organizations, journals, etc. as a mitigating factor. IDK, though.
I'm in bootcamp mode.
I had no idea, so I just said "mastering law school exams." Figured she'd be impressed that I knew what the deal was. Then again, you should probably do the opposite of whatever I did lol.
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Mr. Elshal wrote:Cherries2013 wrote:true dat sabanist.
My phone just vibrated...I literally jumped out of my seat and gasped at work. T'was a text from my brother.
HOW LONG CAN I LIVE LIKE THIS??
For some reason, I've received more emails and texts today than any other day I can remember, and each one makes me think Harvard is calling. I appreciate the well-wishes that everyone is giving us, and that helps a little, but it is still miserable. I finally understand what it was like for those in the earlier rounds who got stuck in this position.
Sucks, doesn't it? I see everyone's already fallen into the pit of despair. But the agony will fade in time.
I don't know if it will work for you, but I've found that the best thing I could do for myself was to assume the worst-case scenario: that I'm not getting in at all. Once I accepted that possibility, I realized that not getting into Harvard wasn't the end of the world, and I've been able to move on with my life.
Of course, any of us can still get the call tomorrow or months from now. I know I can still get in, but I try not to dwell on it. I've realized that worrying about whether or not they'll call each day won't help change anything. It would just drive me insane.
But to each his/her own. If you don't hear back soon, I hope you all at least find a way to cope effectively.