Held @ Harvard 2013 style

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby bluecouch » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:41 pm

Okay, sent an update. I am now totally looking forward to... more waiting!

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby MacB » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:57 pm

gertie wrote:What do you guys think about sending scholarship offers from other T14 schools to Harvard as an update?

Some lawyers at the Law Firm where I work suggested that i do that. What are your thoughts on this?


Before a decision has been rendered? Ding. Pretty much the definition of it, in my opinion.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby clouded.memory » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:29 pm

Does anybody think it would be worth my while to send in an update in regards to my recent (last week) graduation with magna cum laude honors? Does this count as a "major" update? I'm thinking no, but it would be nice to hear from you guys.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby TripTrip » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:50 pm

gertie wrote:What do you guys think about sending scholarship offers from other T14 schools to Harvard as an update?

Some lawyers at the Law Firm where I work suggested that i do that. What are your thoughts on this?

Are you sure these lawyers want you to go to Harvard?

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby gertie » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:25 pm

TripTrip wrote:
gertie wrote:What do you guys think about sending scholarship offers from other T14 schools to Harvard as an update?

Some lawyers at the Law Firm where I work suggested that i do that. What are your thoughts on this?

Are you sure these lawyers want you to go to Harvard?


I don't think she'd intentionally give me bad advice. She is a relatively young lawyer(30). But I'll just hold off on sending any type of LOCI or update

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby MacB » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:30 pm

gertie wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
gertie wrote:What do you guys think about sending scholarship offers from other T14 schools to Harvard as an update?

Some lawyers at the Law Firm where I work suggested that i do that. What are your thoughts on this?

Are you sure these lawyers want you to go to Harvard?


I don't think she'd intentionally give me bad advice. She is a relatively young lawyer(30). But I'll just hold off on sending any type of LOCI or update


Just unintentionally. Seriously, that advice only requires the application of the "sniff test." Maybe one of the most ill-advised potential "updates" I've ever heard. :wink:

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby digifly » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:42 pm

MacB wrote:
gertie wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
gertie wrote:What do you guys think about sending scholarship offers from other T14 schools to Harvard as an update?

Some lawyers at the Law Firm where I work suggested that i do that. What are your thoughts on this?

Are you sure these lawyers want you to go to Harvard?


I don't think she'd intentionally give me bad advice. She is a relatively young lawyer(30). But I'll just hold off on sending any type of LOCI or update


Just unintentionally. Seriously, that advice only requires the application of the "sniff test." Maybe one of the most ill-advised potential "updates" I've ever heard. :wink:


Dear Harvard, I've received $$$$ from a top 10 school and I hope that you admit me and put me in the position of choosing no debt or an HLS degree! I'm a safe candidate! Pick me!

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby RSterling » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:45 pm

clouded.memory wrote:Does anybody think it would be worth my while to send in an update in regards to my recent (last week) graduation with magna cum laude honors? Does this count as a "major" update? I'm thinking no, but it would be nice to hear from you guys.


Definitely do this. The HLS blog post on being held specifically cites final grades as a major update. The latin honors can only help in this case.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby d330 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:55 pm

TripTrip wrote:
gertie wrote:What do you guys think about sending scholarship offers from other T14 schools to Harvard as an update?

Some lawyers at the Law Firm where I work suggested that i do that. What are your thoughts on this?

Are you sure these lawyers want you to go to Harvard?


To be fair to him and to those lawyers, I was given the same advice by people who would know. (HYS professors, etc.)

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby MacB » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:57 pm

Please explain to me how money offers from other T14 schools would make her more attractive to Harvard? Honest question.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby d330 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:03 pm

MacB wrote:Please explain to me how money offers from other T14 schools would make her more attractive to Harvard? Honest question.


I'd say unnamed scholarship offers are irrelevant, but say this person was offered a Ruby a Hamilton and a Darrow. Say it had been some time since they submitted their Harvard app and had been put on hold or hadn't heard anything. Say there also is some other relevant piece of info - say a major award. Okay, now you can send an update and slip in the success with other schools in the larger statement and then say something like "Harvard is clearly my number one choice, and mention my success with xxxx only in hopes that it demonstrates xxxxxx."

Point is, take it however you'd like. I have been told this by several professors that I respect and trust. Professors who sit on the admissions committee at different T14 schools.

Of course, there is always a chance none of those people like me.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby marcellus » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:57 am

Hey, interested outsider here with an off-topic question. Does it feel like people with lower LSATs are getting into HLS this year? Like the fall in the # of applicants is making things slightly easier?

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby wert3813 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:18 am

marcellus wrote:Hey, interested outsider here with an off-topic question. Does it feel like people with lower LSATs are getting into HLS this year? Like the fall in the # of applicants is making things slightly easier?


You and everyone else. No one here knows. It reminds me of a Sabermetrics article I read on baseball the difference between hitting 275 and 300 over the course of a season is about 12 hits. It's a big difference between hitting 275 and 300. It would also be nearly impossible for the most fervent observer who watched every game but had no stats to be able to tell the difference. Follow me?

Not that that is going to stop people from offering opinions.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby az21833 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:10 am

Guys when is the giant wait list wave coming for those of us still held?

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby ph5354a » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:12 am

az21833 wrote:Guys when is the giant wait list wave coming for those of us still held?


April 19

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby lak90 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:36 pm

Considering making a nonsense thread and posting just so I can get to 100 posts and post pictures of my puppy everywhere.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby switchis32 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:57 pm

lots of movement in the harvard applicants thread. Hopefully some movement for us... haha

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby ph5354a » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:58 pm

switchis32 wrote:lots of movement in the harvard applicants thread. Hopefully some movement for us... haha


lol good one

ETA I stand corrected, post-hold JS2 reported in the applicants thread. You're next, az.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:14 pm

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby ph5354a » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:25 pm

jbagelboy wrote:someone made it out.



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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby digifly » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:26 pm

jbagelboy wrote:someone made it out.


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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby digifly » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:26 pm

ph5354a wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:someone made it out.



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Damn. Two seconds too late.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby ph5354a » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:27 pm

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby gurpgork » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:31 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
wert3813 wrote:
wert3813 wrote:
gertie wrote:What do you guys think about sending scholarship offers from other T14 schools to Harvard as an update?

Some lawyers at the Law Firm where I work suggested that i do that. What are your thoughts on this?


OldPeopleGiveTerribleAdvice VOL. 33,854


Jokes aside, I would like to bet money that this wouldn't go well.


Seriously.


Did an experiment with Columbia, a law professor there told me to do the same thing, ie: tastefully tout acceptances from peer schools. So far no response yet. I wouldn't risk it on Harvard but I am ambivalent toward Columbia and it seemed worth looking into, I will let everyone know what the result is. If it works at CLS and Harvard gives me the WL, I'll go for broke and try it with them, too.

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Re: Held @ Harvard 2013 style

Postby matrim » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:46 pm

So to clarify..any JS1s or JS2s for Held folks today?




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