Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby Yukos » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:37 pm

Wormfather wrote:
MAHamlin wrote:Checking in. 4.04/172 non-traditional student (30+, married with kids). Harvard feels like a long shot, but I couldn't forgive myself for not trying. Does anyone else feel silly when you're discussing law school with people and mention Harvard when asked where you are applying?

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Its not my thoughts that make me weird, its their reaction. They get all patronizing. Pisses me the f*ck off.


Patronizing how?

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

Postby MAHamlin » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:38 pm

Wormfather wrote:
MAHamlin wrote:Checking in. 4.04/172 non-traditional student (30+, married with kids). Harvard feels like a long shot, but I couldn't forgive myself for not trying. Does anyone else feel silly when you're discussing law school with people and mention Harvard when asked where you are applying?

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Its not my thoughts that make me weird, its their reaction. They get all patronizing. Pisses me the f*ck off.


I guess that's what I'm getting at. I feel like I get a lot of :roll: :roll: :roll: once the word Harvard pops up.

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

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:39 pm

MAHamlin wrote:
Wormfather wrote:
MAHamlin wrote:Checking in. 4.04/172 non-traditional student (30+, married with kids). Harvard feels like a long shot, but I couldn't forgive myself for not trying. Does anyone else feel silly when you're discussing law school with people and mention Harvard when asked where you are applying?

Submitted 12/8
Complete 12/20


Its not my thoughts that make me weird, its their reaction. They get all patronizing. Pisses me the f*ck off.


I guess that's what I'm getting at. I feel like I get a lot of :roll: :roll: :roll: once the word Harvard pops up.


I def feel like that when I say Yale or Harvard. Which is why I immediately follow it up with "but they're long shots."

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:40 pm

Are we thinking another ding bloodbath tomorrow? fridays seem to be bad days to hear from Harvard.

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

Postby Yukos » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:40 pm

MAHamlin wrote:
Wormfather wrote:
MAHamlin wrote:Checking in. 4.04/172 non-traditional student (30+, married with kids). Harvard feels like a long shot, but I couldn't forgive myself for not trying. Does anyone else feel silly when you're discussing law school with people and mention Harvard when asked where you are applying?

Submitted 12/8
Complete 12/20


Its not my thoughts that make me weird, its their reaction. They get all patronizing. Pisses me the f*ck off.


I guess that's what I'm getting at. I feel like I get a lot of :roll: :roll: :roll: once the word Harvard pops up.


I didn't get that but I always prefaced it with "I'm hoping for HYS but I'm not getting in."

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

Postby ph5354a » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:41 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
I def feel like that when I say Yale or Harvard. Which is why I immediately follow it up with "but they're long shots."


+1

Sometimes I follow it up with: "And I just found out I got into NYU!"

so suck it naysayers!

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

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:42 pm

ph5354a wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:
I def feel like that when I say Yale or Harvard. Which is why I immediately follow it up with "but they're long shots."


+1

Sometimes I follow it up with: "And I just found out I got into NYU!"

so suck it naysayers!


I look forward to the day I can say that.

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

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:45 pm

Hate that. It either makes me sound pompous or I get the patronizing attitude like I don't know what's what.

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

Postby ph5354a » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:45 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:
I def feel like that when I say Yale or Harvard. Which is why I immediately follow it up with "but they're long shots."


+1

Sometimes I follow it up with: "And I just found out I got into NYU!"

so suck it naysayers!


I look forward to the day I can say that.


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

Postby MAHamlin » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:46 pm

At least I know I'm in good company. I always feel compelled to preface it with a "It's not going to happen, but I had to try for..." I've tried to make a case for myself once or twice with statistics as well, but I figure most people just think I'm talking out of my ass. Oh well...

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

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:47 pm

MAHamlin wrote:At least I know I'm in good company. I always feel compelled to preface it with a "It's not going to happen, but I had to try for..." I've tried to make a case for myself once or twice with statistics as well, but I figure most people just think I'm talking out of my ass. Oh well...

Part of it for me is that I'm at a state school which is generously maybe 5th best in the state (and probably lower on the totem pole). The bar is set pretty fucking low. One of the reasons that I really want to get out of here.

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:49 pm

let it be known that if i do miraculously get a JS1-->JS2 I will undoubtedly take out a billboard saying "IM GOIN TO HARVARD" or do it in skywriting over my place of work.

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:51 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:let it be known that if i do miraculously get a JS1-->JS2 I will undoubtedly take out a billboard saying "IM GOIN TO HARVARD" or do it in skywriting over my place of work.


I was thinking massive tattoo

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

Postby MAHamlin » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:51 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
MAHamlin wrote:At least I know I'm in good company. I always feel compelled to preface it with a "It's not going to happen, but I had to try for..." I've tried to make a case for myself once or twice with statistics as well, but I figure most people just think I'm talking out of my ass. Oh well...

Part of it for me is that I'm at a state school which is generously maybe 5th best in the state (and probably lower on the totem pole). The bar is set pretty fucking low. One of the reasons that I really want to get out of here.


I'm right there with you. At best my school is the fourth ranked public university in my state. Throw private institutions in and it gets even worse.

I have to agree, the attitude of most students at this school can get pretty exhausting. Getting a C is succeeding for most...

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:54 pm

MAHamlin wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:
MAHamlin wrote:At least I know I'm in good company. I always feel compelled to preface it with a "It's not going to happen, but I had to try for..." I've tried to make a case for myself once or twice with statistics as well, but I figure most people just think I'm talking out of my ass. Oh well...

Part of it for me is that I'm at a state school which is generously maybe 5th best in the state (and probably lower on the totem pole). The bar is set pretty fucking low. One of the reasons that I really want to get out of here.


I'm right there with you. At best my school is the fourth ranked public university in my state. Throw private institutions in and it gets even worse.

I have to agree, the attitude of most students at this school can get pretty exhausting. Getting a C is succeeding for most...


I can't help but just be so proud of everyone who wants better for themselves. Why settle? (I know I sound sarcastic but 100% genuinely makes me happy)

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

Postby bob loblaw11 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:56 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:let it be known that if i do miraculously get a JS1-->JS2 I will undoubtedly take out a billboard saying "IM GOIN TO HARVARD" or do it in skywriting over my place of work.

I hope your skywriting says, "What, like it's hard? Harvard Class of 2016."

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:09 pm

bob loblaw11 wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:let it be known that if i do miraculously get a JS1-->JS2 I will undoubtedly take out a billboard saying "IM GOIN TO HARVARD" or do it in skywriting over my place of work.

I hope your skywriting says, "What, like it's hard? Harvard Class of 2016."



I'm not kidding, but a beauty pageant winning friend of mine seriously wants to tour ASWs with me and whenever I enter into a room she wants to be behind me yelling, VOTE FOR ELLE!!!!!!!! (her idea, not mine, surprisingly). :wink: my blondeness precedes me.

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:10 pm

gingerbreadsmouse wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:let it be known that if i do miraculously get a JS1-->JS2 I will undoubtedly take out a billboard saying "IM GOIN TO HARVARD" or do it in skywriting over my place of work.


I was thinking massive tattoo



harvard tramp stamp

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

Postby Spritzpiggy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:28 pm

To Worm: I seriously can't wait to do the same thing at my CC. Harvard is not something that was on any of my classmates radar, but the faculty was very supportive and will be glad to know it worked.

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

Postby Trogdorburninator » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:45 pm

I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels weird telling people I've applied to Harvard. I usually lurk in the forum, but I can really relate to this sentiment.

None of the schools I've looked at have anyone in their most recent class from a WV undergrad (NYU, Harvard, UVa, and I think I looked at Berkeley's 2015 class info). Needless to say, I feel really awkward when I tell people about my acceptances/applications because people from my school at least are thrilled to get into WVU Law, and to say I'm trying to get into a school like Harvard (or any other highly ranked school) sounds kind of pompous. If I'm asked where I'm applying or what school I most hope accepts me, I follow it up with some awkward joke about being rejected. It's just not that common for people from my undergrad to go somewhere else...or to go to college period (WV has the lowest percentage of college educated people in the nation). Everyone, especially my professors, has been really supportitive, though.

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

Postby Spritzpiggy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:01 pm

I just tell people I am applying to schools in Boston, New York, Chicago, etc. And then they attempt to convince me that our state school with a 50% employment after graduation rate is really good.

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

Postby carboncopyx » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:27 pm

You guys make me happy. I appreciate people who refuse to be complacent. I really do hope you all end up at Havrard so you can drop the H-bomb as much as you like, to people who won't bat an eye at it.

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

Postby twenty » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:34 pm

bob loblaw11 wrote:"What, like it's hard?


</15 year-old boy humor>

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

Postby kingsfield69 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:34 pm

Wormfather wrote:I cant wait to go to my community college where I spent my first two years before transferring. They gave me a huge scholly (almost $20K) and my professors really believed in me. They are going to shit themselves or be completely unsurprised when I tell them.


My parents still think I'm lying. My kids, too. :)

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

Postby kingsfield69 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:36 pm

winter.is.coming wrote:
cloudatlas wrote:Ugh. Just finished JS1 with KB - she was lovely. I was not.

Blah at best, really didn't feel like I added anything they didn't already know except to further emphasize my manic research of Harvard's program and faculty.

Aaaaand the wait to receive a hold commences...


^^^felt the exact same way after my JS1 w/ KB...got the call about a week later :lol:


Same. And I'm guessing my LSAT is lower than yours. Probably by at least a Std Dev.




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