Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby JedBartlett » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:33 pm

Kionaltski wrote:
JedBartlett wrote:How long do we generally have to prepare for these interviews? I know that I'm going to be singularly focused on the interview if I am lucky enough to get one.

Usually just a couple of days. I wouldn't be too worried though-just know the answers to why law school, why Harvard, and give them a sense of what your passions are.



Why law school?--"I would suck at everything else"

Why Harvard?--"Is that a serious question?"

What are your passions?--"Harvard Law School"

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

Postby venus » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:35 pm

JedBartlett wrote:
Kionaltski wrote:
JedBartlett wrote:How long do we generally have to prepare for these interviews? I know that I'm going to be singularly focused on the interview if I am lucky enough to get one.

Usually just a couple of days. I wouldn't be too worried though-just know the answers to why law school, why Harvard, and give them a sense of what your passions are.



Why law school?--"I would suck at everything else"

Why Harvard?--"Is that a serious question?"

What are your passions?--"Harvard Law School"

I'm sure that will get you in.

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

Postby hopeful16 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:58 pm

I think the first interview invites will occur the end of this week or sometime next week since JS said the cycle will be more similar to two years ago. I also think the deans would want to start interviewing as soon as possible given that they are extending the length of individual interviews and interviewing more people overall.

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

Postby JedBartlett » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:06 pm

Took a nap and had a dream that I got an interview. I was super excited/nervous.

Then I woke up :*(.

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:35 am

Submitted! What a relief

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

Postby Kionaltski » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:08 am

Any predictions on when JS1 invites go out? My guess November 5.
Also, I've noticed that the amount of applicants on law school numbers is about half what it was last year. This is unscientific in all sorts of ways but I'm hoping it bodes well for us!

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

Postby roflmaozedong » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:25 am

Kionaltski wrote:Any predictions on when JS1 invites go out? My guess November 5.
Also, I've noticed that the amount of applicants on law school numbers is about half what it was last year. This is unscientific in all sorts of ways but I'm hoping it bodes well for us!


I think they'll start coming out tomorrow. :)

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:33 am

Kionaltski wrote:Any predictions on when JS1 invites go out? My guess November 5.
Also, I've noticed that the amount of applicants on law school numbers is about half what it was last year. This is unscientific in all sorts of ways but I'm hoping it bodes well for us!


+1 for November 5th....if we're lucky.

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

Postby spicyyoda17 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:37 am

Kionaltski wrote:Any predictions on when JS1 invites go out? My guess November 5.
Also, I've noticed that the amount of applicants on law school numbers is about half what it was last year. This is unscientific in all sorts of ways but I'm hoping it bodes well for us!


November 2nd. Interviews to begin on November 5th.

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

Postby hopeful16 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:38 am

I would have guessed tomorrow (November 1) but with the hurricane it might be delayed. I'll say Friday, November 2. Though depending on the hurricane recovery, Harvard might want to wait until next week to send the emails because some people may still be without power on Friday and may not have access to emails. Waiting is especially important if people are signing up for time slots as JS mentioned in her Admissions Dean interview. This way people without power would not be at a disadvantage.

Btw imagine if the hurricane had happened next week instead. That would have been disastrous for the election!

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:44 am

I think I'll go with November 5th also. People not having power should definitely be taken into consideration (I didn't get mine back until this morning FWIW). And I doubt they'd send them out on Election Day, though I could be wrong.

Also, the LSN thing would probably only be helpful (though still unscientific) if you could figure out how many applicants there were this time last year. Too many people don't create accounts until later in the cycle or after it's over.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:01 pm

How are they contacting us to set these up? Phone call or email?

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:04 pm

Traditionally, e-mail.

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

Postby hopeful16 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:14 pm

Also, not too much information, but could be useful: https://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admission ... ne-update/

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

Postby titansfan » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:52 pm

Just got an interview invite via email. Looks like interviews begin the morning of November 5. Also, I had trouble filling out the appointment form on Firefox, but the site worked fine on Explorer.

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

Postby haveahat » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:56 pm

titansfan wrote:Just got an interview invite via email. Looks like interviews begin the morning of November 5. Also, I had trouble filling out the appointment form on Firefox, but the site worked fine on Explorer.


Mind sharing when you went complete?

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:56 pm

titansfan wrote:Just got an interview invite via email. Looks like interviews begin the morning of November 5. Also, I had trouble filling out the appointment form on Firefox, but the site worked fine on Explorer.


whooooa. shit just got real

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:57 pm

haveahat wrote:
titansfan wrote:Just got an interview invite via email. Looks like interviews begin the morning of November 5. Also, I had trouble filling out the appointment form on Firefox, but the site worked fine on Explorer.


Mind sharing when you went complete?


Also...could you post or PM your numbers? I want to see if I have any reason to hope for an interview

EDIT: congrats too!
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Re: Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby danitt » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:58 pm

IDK if this has been asked before but do rejections go out around the same time as interview invites?

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

Postby helix23 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:01 pm

titansfan wrote:Just got an interview invite via email. Looks like interviews begin the morning of November 5. Also, I had trouble filling out the appointment form on Firefox, but the site worked fine on Explorer.


grats!

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

Postby haveahat » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:02 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
haveahat wrote:
titansfan wrote:Just got an interview invite via email. Looks like interviews begin the morning of November 5. Also, I had trouble filling out the appointment form on Firefox, but the site worked fine on Explorer.


Mind sharing when you went complete?


Also...could you post or PM your numbers? I want to see if I have any reason to hope for an interview


Yes, please

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:03 pm

titansfan wrote:Just got an interview invite via email. Looks like interviews begin the morning of November 5. Also, I had trouble filling out the appointment form on Firefox, but the site worked fine on Explorer.

Congrats! Look like our predictions were wrong lol.

WhiteyCakes wrote:whooooa. shit just got real

This.

danitt wrote:IDK if this has been asked before but do rejections go out around the same time as interview invites?

Part of me wants to say, "No, the first batch of rejections usually doesn't come until January" and the other part of me wants to say "I have no idea how Harvard will act this cycle."

This might be a helpful thread for you though: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=191559

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:05 pm

I need to start checking my e-mail before responding...

JS1 :shock:

Numbers etc. in profile

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:06 pm

Lavitz wrote:I need to start checking my e-mail before responding...

JS1 :shock:

Numbers etc. in profile


No surprise there. Congrats!

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

Postby helix23 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:08 pm

Lavitz wrote:I need to start checking my e-mail before responding...

JS1 :shock:

Numbers etc. in profile


grats!

Gotta prepare myself to be disappointed. Do they usually interview WLs?




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