Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Lavitz » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:16 pm

Starships wrote:(special shout-out to Lavitz: know that I am rooting for you)

Thank you :D

I'm not too optimistic about my chances, though. After that Chicago interview on Tuesday, I know what a good Skype interview feels like, and my JS1 seems terrible in comparison now.

Oh well. I may have lost the battle, but the war's not over yet. 8)

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Mr. Elshal » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:13 am

Congrats to all the new JS2s and JS1s. For JS1s, if you want any help preparing, my interview must have been pretty good because my GPA is not lol. Feel free to PM with any questions.

And in terms of Lavitz, I think it's just a matter of time. And no matter what happens, I think it would be an honor to have you attend the same school as me, wherever it is. Besides, even if you don't get harvard, you'll probably just get a full scholly everywhere else. It's tough to doubt you, man.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby edgeofthenight » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:54 am

Another accepted K-JD very willing to help and answer questions about my JS1. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby rocktower3 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:13 pm

Another JS2 from Friday!

(3.8, 176, submitted very end of November, JS1 on Thursday so 24 hour turn around - really considerate of them to let us know before the holidays)

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:44 am

kappycaft1 wrote:T14 Applicant & Admit Data from LSN: Harvard

I will try to keep updating this once a week. (Kudos to LSATSCORES2012 for creating a program that zips through LSN and pulls data that would otherwise have been very time consuming to gather.)



Starting to realize I will not be getting a JS1 and should prob get the heck outta this thread. I'm staying out for now for my mental health unless a miracle happens. Sunny Cali bezerkley weather, here I come 8) congrats to all js1s and js2s!!!

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bellagio » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:25 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:T14 Applicant & Admit Data from LSN: Harvard

I will try to keep updating this once a week. (Kudos to LSATSCORES2012 for creating a program that zips through LSN and pulls data that would otherwise have been very time consuming to gather.)



Starting to realize I will not be getting a JS1 and should prob get the heck outta this thread. I'm staying out for now for my mental health unless a miracle happens. Sunny Cali bezerkley weather, here I come 8) congrats to all js1s and js2s!!!


Thought the exact same thing. Congrats on Berkeley though--I'm sure you'll love it.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Cicero76 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:19 am

I submitted 11/13... Starting to get very sad :(

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Anonymous4444 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:12 pm

Complete 10/10 and nothing yet... This is killing me

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Lavitz » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:42 pm

Mr. Elshal wrote:And in terms of Lavitz, I think it's just a matter of time. And no matter what happens, I think it would be an honor to have you attend the same school as me, wherever it is.

Nope, the honor would be all mine :)

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby tyler.durden » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:34 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:Complete 10/10 and nothing yet... This is killing me

same bro, but with a worse GPA... i didn't have much hope to begin with, then i got some unreasonable optimism for a while, and now i'm back to no hope. miserable.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby phelps84 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:27 pm

No JS1, complete in early December; safe to say my chances are all but 0, or do they continue to extend JS1s to people like me in later batches?

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby sinfiery » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:13 pm

phelps84 wrote:No JS1, complete in early December; safe to say my chances are all but 0, or do they continue to extend JS1s to people like me in later batches?

There is plenty of hope.

We must keep waiting, sir. Our time will come.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Mr. Elshal » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:15 pm

I want to wish a merry Christmas to all in this thread who celebrate it, and happy holidays (or regular days) to all who don't, and I want to make sure you all understand that there is still hope for everyone. The trends we look at on TLS are almost never rules, even if we like to think of them as such. Anything can happen, and a person who applied in September can still get in in January or February. While it is easy for me to tell you to relax and enjoy the rest of this month, I wish I had listened to everyone who had told me the same. It's not worth stressing over. There is nothing left that you can do to change your outcome so try to put all of this out of your head for a little bit and enjoy everything else in life.

Wishing joy and great things to all of you, and with hope to see each and every one of you in Cambridge next year,
Mr. Elshal

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby domino » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:16 am

Seconded, a belated merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it (and a great few days to those who don't). Thanks for all the info; how generous people are here with their experience and knowledge has been beyond awesome for me.

I know that for me, it was easier to believe the numbers than to believe it would actually happen, but have some faith! It's going to take a while for two people to work through a thousand interviews. Or make all the final decisions for everyone who interviews. For conventional applicants who are looking at the numbers, there probably aren't a thousand people in the country this year who have a 175+ and possibly not more (or not too many more) who have 170+ and a solid GPA. I'm still waiting on a few more things before making a decision, but there is no place I'd be happier to be in the fall than Cambridge--I very much hope to see you all there as well, and to see incredible things from you no matter the decision.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby zidane13 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:18 pm

Try as I might, I cannot get Harvard out of my JS1-less head. [For symptoms of this malady, please see: checking the TLS Admissions thread at 6:18 the Friday after Christmas] Any thoughts on the possible resumption of JS1s next week?

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Lavitz » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:52 pm

zidane13 wrote:Try as I might, I cannot get Harvard out of my JS1-less head. [For symptoms of this malady, please see: checking the TLS Admissions thread at 6:18 the Friday after Christmas] Any thoughts on the possible resumption of JS1s next week?

After the New Year, prepare yourself for a barrage of rejections and holds the likes of which you've never seen before...

And maybe a few JS1 invites mixed in for interviews the following week :)

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby helix23 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:55 pm

Lavitz wrote:
zidane13 wrote:Try as I might, I cannot get Harvard out of my JS1-less head. [For symptoms of this malady, please see: checking the TLS Admissions thread at 6:18 the Friday after Christmas] Any thoughts on the possible resumption of JS1s next week?

After the New Year, prepare yourself for a barrage of rejections and holds the likes of which you've never seen before...

And maybe a few JS1 invites mixed in for interviews the following week :)


GONNA BE SICKKKKKK cant wait

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby banjo » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:04 pm

Lavitz wrote:
Starships wrote:(special shout-out to Lavitz: know that I am rooting for you)

Thank you :D

I'm not too optimistic about my chances, though. After that Chicago interview on Tuesday this morning, I know what a good Skype interview feels like, and my JS1 seems terrible in comparison now.

Oh well. I may have lost the battle, but the war's not over yet. 8)


Bolded is so true for me. The conversations went in completely different directions.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby anela00 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:06 pm

banjo wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
Starships wrote:(special shout-out to Lavitz: know that I am rooting for you)

Thank you :D

I'm not too optimistic about my chances, though. After that Chicago interview on Tuesday this morning, I know what a good Skype interview feels like, and my JS1 seems terrible in comparison now.

Oh well. I may have lost the battle, but the war's not over yet. 8)


Bolded is so true for me. The conversations went in completely different directions.


So what do you think are the key elements of a good Skype interview? :) My JS1 is next Friday.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby banjo » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:50 pm

anela00 wrote:So what do you think are the key elements of a good Skype interview? :) My JS1 is next Friday.


The Chicago interview was more about who I was, and the Harvard interview was more about what I had done. I think I was more excited to talk about the former, and that really shone through. I also really liked the pace of the Chicago interview -- it was about 50% longer than my H one. That said, a truly good interviewer (not me) can probably make any interview situation work.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby BalanceCare » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:17 pm

anela00 wrote:
banjo wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
Starships wrote:(special shout-out to Lavitz: know that I am rooting for you)

Thank you :D

I'm not too optimistic about my chances, though. After that Chicago interview on Tuesday this morning, I know what a good Skype interview feels like, and my JS1 seems terrible in comparison now.

Oh well. I may have lost the battle, but the war's not over yet. 8)


Bolded is so true for me. The conversations went in completely different directions.


So what do you think are the key elements of a good Skype interview? :) My JS1 is next Friday.


All the questions are covered elsewhere in the thread, but I think the general is more important than the specific:

- Make sure you know why you want to go to law school: self-explanatory.

- Make sure you know why you want to go to Harvard: the interviewers will know if your main reason is "because it's Harvard," and they'll expect better. One of the nice things about the interview for me was having an excuse to really get to know the school, and I was more and more excited about the program the more I learned. So research the heck out of its many offerings and figure out what interests you.

- Take it easy before the interview: get a good night's sleep, don't drink any alcohol, eat a good breakfast, etc.

- Take it easy during the interview: My interviewer was friendly and agreeable even as she asked me probing questions. It's not a cross-examination; just be yourself.

- Take it easy after the interview: I felt that my interview went well, and yet somehow, within a few hours, I convinced myself that I had blown it. I got in, so obviously that perception wasn't entirely correct. Point being, save yourself the unnecessary post-mortem stress. Go do something fun, or set a goal for accomplishing something you care about and work toward that.



Good luck yall!

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby shntn » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:36 pm

banjo wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
Starships wrote:(special shout-out to Lavitz: know that I am rooting for you)

Thank you :D

I'm not too optimistic about my chances, though. After that Chicago interview on Tuesday this morning, I know what a good Skype interview feels like, and my JS1 seems terrible in comparison now.

Oh well. I may have lost the battle, but the war's not over yet. 8)


Bolded is so true for me. The conversations went in completely different directions.

See I left my Chicago interview completely unimpressed, whereas my JS1 was a dream. Really not very excited about Chicago at this point.

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby anela00 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:15 am

Thanks for all the JS1 advice everyone! You all are awesome!!

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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby canarykb » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:15 am

My advice for the JS1 is to be prepared to talk about weaknesses in your application and really take advantage of the opportunity.

I'm not sure if this was the case for everyone, but JS asked me directly about the low point in my application, which were my grades (a 3.7?? THE HORROR). I was able to talk about why I thought my grades weren't higher, and gave her tangible examples of how I think I have improved as a student. I think having a solid response to this question was a big part of why I got a JS2 a few days later, because I was able to assuage their fears about the low point in my application.

Just my 2 cents.




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