Harvard c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby hopeful16 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:52 pm

JedBartlett wrote: Quick question: Do you think it is okay if I have a headset with an attached mic during the interview? Or should I get another type of mic?

In case you're interested, I just got an external mic today at Radio Shack; it was $19 with tax so not too bad. It clips on your computer so you cannot see it.

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:55 pm

JedBartlett wrote:Quick question: Do you think it is okay if I have a headset with an attached mic during the interview? Or should I get another type of mic?


This seems pretty obvious to me, but if you feel uncomfortable wearing the headset you can always just plug in the mic and not the headphones (headsets have plugs for both, you don't have to plug in both for one or the other to work) and put the headset down on your table. Save 20 bucks.

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:25 pm

Kitkatt wrote:
wingedwolf wrote:
helix23 wrote:
Br3v wrote:What does the email mean? At first I thought it was a joke from a friend.


Seriously, what does the email mean?


This. Does Harvard usually send out emails like these in past cycles? Or are they worried that the drop in applicants could hurt them? I didn't expect to be hearing anything from Harvard.


Last year, I got one similar from the women association of HLS. Not a fee waiver, just an email telling me about HLS in general and some specific details about the women club. This year I didn't get one (my numbers haven't changed). :/

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

Postby Lavitz » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:58 pm

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elterrible78 wrote:I would appreciate that, for sure. I talked with a friend at HLS today, and he pretty much confirmed that the past interviews were essentially Why Law / Why Harvard / Let's talk about your resume. Notwithstanding any changes due to the new, longer format, I'm prepared more or less for that. Let me know if they throw you a curveball.

Will do.

Never mind. Had to reschedule to Tuesday since I may still not have heat by Thursday, and I've been shivering uncontrollably every morning.

So there's now an opening if anyone wants to reschedule their interview for Thursday morning. 8)

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

Postby MengqiJD » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:02 am

Lavitz wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:I would appreciate that, for sure. I talked with a friend at HLS today, and he pretty much confirmed that the past interviews were essentially Why Law / Why Harvard / Let's talk about your resume. Notwithstanding any changes due to the new, longer format, I'm prepared more or less for that. Let me know if they throw you a curveball.

Will do.

Never mind. Had to reschedule to Tuesday since I may still not have heat by Thursday, and I've been shivering uncontrollably every morning.

So there's now an opening if anyone wants to reschedule their interview for Thursday morning. 8)


I just rescheduled to take your opening :). Good luck to both of us. But I am not a US citizen so I might well be got held.

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:46 am

MengqiJD wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:I would appreciate that, for sure. I talked with a friend at HLS today, and he pretty much confirmed that the past interviews were essentially Why Law / Why Harvard / Let's talk about your resume. Notwithstanding any changes due to the new, longer format, I'm prepared more or less for that. Let me know if they throw you a curveball.

Will do.

Never mind. Had to reschedule to Tuesday since I may still not have heat by Thursday, and I've been shivering uncontrollably every morning.

So there's now an opening if anyone wants to reschedule their interview for Thursday morning. 8)


I just rescheduled to take your opening :). Good luck to both of us. But I am not a US citizen so I might well be got held.


What do you mean ? HLS admit tons of international applicants!

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:37 am

MengqiJD wrote:I just rescheduled to take your opening :). Good luck to both of us. But I am not a US citizen so I might well be got held.

Well, I'm glad someone benefitted :) And I don't think that will be a problem with your numbers. Good luck!

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:23 am

JedBartlett wrote:Quick question to any current students (or others):

What is Harvard's social culture like? What are the people like? What is the atmosphere like?

I'm genuinely curious. Thanks!


I know you asked this in the other thread, but for anyone who didn't want to click around, here are my thoughts...

We have a huge student body, so the social scene (as others have said) is going to be what you make of it. With that said, as a 1L the social scene is largely comprised by the people in your section. To some degree, it becomes very high-school. It really depends on the culture your section takes on--and no one can tell you what that's going to be.

I know a couple sections this year that are very laid back and incredibly easy going. I do, however, also know of a section that is incredibly cliquish --to the extent that they are rivals and choose to exclude one another from events or activities.

But, that social scene tends to change once you start choosing your own classes and break away from your section and once you join a clinic/SPO/journal/organizations. I'd say that pretty much at least 4 nights a week there's something going on, and for me I legitimately can't attend all of the things that I'd like to.

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:02 pm

I saw some posts about a mic. Sorry but do we need a mic? Is our computer alone not okay?

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

Postby helix23 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:35 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:I saw some posts about a mic. Sorry but do we need a mic? Is our computer alone not okay?


:shock:

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

Postby helix23 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:36 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:I saw some posts about a mic. Sorry but do we need a mic? Is our computer alone not okay?


You need to put a floppy disk in your USB drive. That should work.

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:39 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:So radio silence after a day and a half three days about how the new JS1s are going?

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

Postby rehsalt » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:54 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:So radio silence after a day and a half three days about how the new JS1s are going?


+1

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

Postby kcam1991 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:13 pm

For those with JS1s, what days can you schedule an interview? This will probably help out with anticipating the next wave of invites.

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

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:19 pm

kcam1991 wrote:For those with JS1s, what days can you schedule an interview? This will probably help out with anticipating the next wave of invites.


For this week, I think Monday and Thursday were the only options.

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

Postby pacifica » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:53 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
kcam1991 wrote:For those with JS1s, what days can you schedule an interview? This will probably help out with anticipating the next wave of invites.


For this week, I think Monday and Thursday were the only options.



I'm up this Friday. So M, R, F.

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

Postby Yukos » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:14 pm

pacifica wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
kcam1991 wrote:For those with JS1s, what days can you schedule an interview? This will probably help out with anticipating the next wave of invites.


For this week, I think Monday and Thursday were the only options.



I'm up this Friday. So M, R, F.


+1 for use of "R."

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

Postby leebs2 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:00 pm

Did anyone get a JS1 on M/T/W of this week?

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

Postby pacifica » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:17 pm

rehsalt wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:So radio silence after a day and a half three days about how the new JS1s are going?


+1


do you guys think there's a chance that JS explicitly asked the interviewees not to disclose the Qs this time around (because they're super intense new ones)?

the silence is worrying, especially since i thought i remember a few people posted about scheduling Monday interviews.

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

Postby venus » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:26 pm

Maybe. Or everyone is just too competitive... :|

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:00 pm

pacifica wrote:do you guys think there's a chance that JS explicitly asked the interviewees not to disclose the Qs this time around (because they're super intense new ones)?

the silence is worrying, especially since i thought i remember a few people posted about scheduling Monday interviews.

That would be terrifying.

But to be honest, I don't remember anyone here saying that they scheduled a Monday interview. And it would actually make sense if TLSers all chose the later days since we know we can get feedback from each other before we go ourselves. That would leave the non-TLSers as the only ones willing to take the Monday times, since they never expected to get feedback from others anyway.

venus wrote:Maybe. Or everyone is just too competitive... :|

Or this of course.

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:05 pm

pacifica wrote:do you guys think there's a chance that JS explicitly asked the interviewees not to disclose the Qs this time around (because they're super intense new ones)?



I doubt this. I feel like the school wants you all to have as much information as possible. Additionally, the interview isn't meant to be a stressful situation. They just want to 1). learn more about you 2). see why you're interested in the school 3). sift out those who just want Harvard for H-Bomb dropping.

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

Postby hopeful16 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:26 pm

kcam1991 wrote:For those with JS1s, what days can you schedule an interview? This will probably help out with anticipating the next wave of invites.

For this week there are still openings on Thursday and Friday. For next week there are currently openings on Tuesday and Thursday (and there are quite a few).

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:55 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
pacifica wrote:do you guys think there's a chance that JS explicitly asked the interviewees not to disclose the Qs this time around (because they're super intense new ones)?



I doubt this. I feel like the school wants you all to have as much information as possible. Additionally, the interview isn't meant to be a stressful situation. They just want to 1). learn more about you 2). see why you're interested in the school 3). sift out those who just want Harvard for H-Bomb dropping.


Yeah I think people are just curious about how she plans on filling the extra 10 minutes. I certainly am, although will know soon enough :?




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