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az21833
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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby az21833 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:05 am

i don't see how saying they are not necessary is even remotely close to saying they aren't welcome or, as you are suggesting, that they are AGAINST the rules

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby rehsalt » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:19 am

az21833 wrote:i don't see how saying they are not necessary is even remotely close to saying they aren't welcome or, as you are suggesting, that they are AGAINST the rules
I'm not saying they're against the rules or that it will kill your chances. I have no way of knowing that.
But why would she bother mentioning that they are not necessary? Isn't the whole point of the post not to worry about what you have already sent in and that they just need more time to evaluate the application? The gist is that nothing is necessary. It's pretty clear that the point of mentioning the LORs is to discourage people from sending more.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby vzapana » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:23 am

rehsalt wrote:It's pretty clear that the point of mentioning the LORs is to discourage people from sending more.


It's clear that you're going to do it, regardless. Pray that these letters say something truly spectacular and different than the others you've already submitted.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:24 am

Ultimately I don't think it'll have much of an effect either way.

If you don't get in and you do it, you'll look back and say what if I hadn't sent the letter; if you don't get in and you don't do it, you'll look back and say what if I had sent the letter.

I personally am not going to send in one, as it also seems to me as though the phrase is intended to discourage people from sending additional letters. If you're really worried,
just anonymously call and ask whether it's okay.

One thing I can say is this: in my opinion you should not do this just because it'll make you feel better now. Do it iff you think it will help your app.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby rehsalt » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:36 am

vzapana wrote:It's clear that you're going to do it, regardless. Pray that these letters say something truly spectacular and different than the others you've already submitted.
I'm just going to add one more thing. I think it is actually a good idea to send another LOR if it's in the form of an update, meaning that the recommender can attest to something you are currently involved in, not covered in your application, and describe how that relates to your law interests. But another LOR that is just about your character or ability is probably being discouraged.

This is from the hold post of 2011:
At this point, your application has been thoroughly reviewed. We’ve got a crack team here, and at least two of us have read your application. So we have a pretty good sense of who you are at this point....But don’t feel the need to send something just to send it. Remember, what you send reflects on your judgment.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby az21833 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:37 am

i agree i just find it hard to believe they would ding someone over sending in a positive letter of recommendation. i think at worst it goes in the trash or is never read and a decision is made based off your numbers/interview as it always was. dont see the harm

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby mls » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:30 pm

Hey guys, maybe az will shoot him/herself in the foot with those LORs, earning a rejection and making it easier for the rest of us to get in!

I'm [half] kidding.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby helix23 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:32 pm

As lord of this thread, I hereby ban this current subject on the grounds of being boring as fuck.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:41 pm

helix23 wrote:As lord of this thread, I hereby ban this current subject on the grounds of being boring as fuck.


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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby helix23 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:44 pm

gingerbreadsmouse wrote:
helix23 wrote:As lord of this thread, I hereby ban this current subject on the grounds of being boring as fuck.


Thank you :) I propose http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/basset-hounds-running


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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:45 pm

helix23 wrote:
gingerbreadsmouse wrote:
helix23 wrote:As lord of this thread, I hereby ban this current subject on the grounds of being boring as fuck.


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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby MacB » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:48 pm

So, does getting a JS1 while on hold not put you back under review? I KB1ed yesterday and my checker is still showing my original hold date/status.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby lak90 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:07 pm

So since JS2's are coming out... is it safe to assume no JS1s today? :(

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby broadstreet11 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:08 pm

MacB wrote:So, does getting a JS1 while on hold not put you back under review? I KB1ed yesterday and my checker is still showing my original hold date/status.


Wait...let's review. You got a JS1 yesterday or had your JS1 yesterday? Critical distinctions here.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby helix23 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:11 pm

lak90 wrote:So since JS2's are coming out... is it safe to assume no JS1s today? :(


Probably safe to assume. Looking at last year's hold thread, it looks like a good number (2 or more) of Hold->JS1s came out the first week of March.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby MacB » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:19 pm

broadstreet11 wrote:
MacB wrote:So, does getting a JS1 while on hold not put you back under review? I KB1ed yesterday and my checker is still showing my original hold date/status.


Wait...let's review. You got a JS1 yesterday or had your JS1 yesterday? Critical distinctions here.


I was offered an interview on 2/15 and completed my KB1 yesterday.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby broadstreet11 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:28 pm

helix23 wrote:
lak90 wrote:So since JS2's are coming out... is it safe to assume no JS1s today? :(


Probably safe to assume. Looking at last year's hold thread, it looks like a good number (2 or more) of Hold->JS1s came out the first week of March.


What a shame. I was really enjoying my slightly less neurotic month of no hope.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby helix23 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:37 pm

broadstreet11 wrote:
helix23 wrote:
lak90 wrote:So since JS2's are coming out... is it safe to assume no JS1s today? :(


Probably safe to assume. Looking at last year's hold thread, it looks like a good number (2 or more) of Hold->JS1s came out the first week of March.


What a shame. I was really enjoying my slightly less neurotic month of no hope.


Relax, you are going to be one of the first and few to receive a JS1.

Note, there are a lot of holds on that spreadsheet :?

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby vzapana » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:41 pm

In after post-hold js1. Hang in there guys!

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby lak90 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:43 pm

broadstreet11 wrote:
helix23 wrote:
lak90 wrote:So since JS2's are coming out... is it safe to assume no JS1s today? :(


Probably safe to assume. Looking at last year's hold thread, it looks like a good number (2 or more) of Hold->JS1s came out the first week of March.


What a shame. I was really enjoying my slightly less neurotic month of no hope.

+1

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby orbotop » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:43 pm

congrats!

vzapana wrote:In after post-hold js1. Hang in there guys!

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby VeeD101 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:50 pm

vzapana wrote:In after post-hold js1. Hang in there guys!


You bring us such hope! Congratulations :) :)
Don't forget to update the spreadsheet :)

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby lak90 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:52 pm

vzapana wrote:In after post-hold js1. Hang in there guys!


my hero

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby helix23 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:52 pm

VeeD101 wrote:
vzapana wrote:In after post-hold js1. Hang in there guys!


You bring us such hope! Congratulations :) :)
Don't forget to update the spreadsheet :)


+1 please update it

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby VeeD101 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:53 pm

ok, can people please not make any more crazy formatting updates to the spreadsheet, its all messed up now :(




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