Harvard Waitlist 2013

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nextstep222
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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby nextstep222 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:10 pm

PrentissJames wrote:To start a conversation, let's take a quick survey:

What's the first thing you'll do after getting accepted?


http://www.buzzfeed.com/tacobell/celebratory-gifs-fit-for-any-occasion

In other news, for some reason I can't embed images. Anyone know why?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:13 pm

nextstep222 wrote:
PrentissJames wrote:To start a conversation, let's take a quick survey:

What's the first thing you'll do after getting accepted?


http://www.buzzfeed.com/tacobell/celebratory-gifs-fit-for-any-occasion

In other news, for some reason I can't embed images. Anyone know why?

You need 100 posts.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby liupang » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:59 pm

PrentissJames wrote:To start a conversation, let's take a quick survey:

What's the first thing you'll do after getting accepted?


pinch myself

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby nextstep222 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:44 am

Actually, I'm going to go ahead and start this conversation:

Multiple-Deposit Notification
Each year, LSAC provides participating law schools with periodic reports detailing the number of applicants who have submitted seat deposits or commitments at other participating schools, along with identification of those other schools. Beginning May 15 each year, these reports now also include the names and LSAC account numbers for all candidates who have deposits/commitments at multiple participating schools.


What?! I had no idea this was a thing. Has anyone confirmed that HLS actually knows where you're depositing...?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby testaker » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:28 am

nextstep222 wrote:Actually, I'm going to go ahead and start this conversation:

Multiple-Deposit Notification
Each year, LSAC provides participating law schools with periodic reports detailing the number of applicants who have submitted seat deposits or commitments at other participating schools, along with identification of those other schools. Beginning May 15 each year, these reports now also include the names and LSAC account numbers for all candidates who have deposits/commitments at multiple participating schools.


What?! I had no idea this was a thing. Has anyone confirmed that HLS actually knows where you're depositing...?


Seemingly yes...but only if you've double-deposited.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:04 am

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby toothbrush » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:25 am

is it just me or can we not edit the google doc ?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:29 am

CyanIdes Of March wrote:What do y'all make of this?

3.78 - 3.85, 173: http://www.mylsn.info/im8hy9
3.78 - 3.85, 174: http://www.mylsn.info/h987eb

I'm trying to figure out why the 174 sees almost 100% acceptance, while the 173 almost 0%. 173 is Harvard's median so is it possible that 174 is now their 75%? Do you think it's just coincidence? It's pretty depressing in any case.

This is why I like the graphs better than the search. The 174 is an aberration, it should be lower. Here's the 176 search, for example: http://www.mylsn.info/dbohb2. Or H is YPing.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby tidymnstr » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:09 pm

toothbrush wrote:is it just me or can we not edit the google doc ?

Not just you. Too many bad editors i presume.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:17 pm

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:32 pm

CyanIdes Of March wrote:What do y'all make of this?

3.78 - 3.85, 173: http://www.mylsn.info/im8hy9
3.78 - 3.85, 174: http://www.mylsn.info/h987eb

I'm trying to figure out why the 174 sees almost 100% acceptance, while the 173 almost 0%. 173 is Harvard's median so is it possible that 174 is now their 75%? Do you think it's just coincidence? It's pretty depressing in any case.


I thought HLS median had always been 174, with 75th at 176. When did this change?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:36 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:What do y'all make of this?

3.78 - 3.85, 173: http://www.mylsn.info/im8hy9
3.78 - 3.85, 174: http://www.mylsn.info/h987eb

I'm trying to figure out why the 174 sees almost 100% acceptance, while the 173 almost 0%. 173 is Harvard's median so is it possible that 174 is now their 75%? Do you think it's just coincidence? It's pretty depressing in any case.


I thought HLS median had always been 174, with 75th at 176. When did this change?

according to LST it has been 173 since 2010... not sure about before that

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:47 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:What do y'all make of this?

3.78 - 3.85, 173: http://www.mylsn.info/im8hy9
3.78 - 3.85, 174: http://www.mylsn.info/h987eb

I'm trying to figure out why the 174 sees almost 100% acceptance, while the 173 almost 0%. 173 is Harvard's median so is it possible that 174 is now their 75%? Do you think it's just coincidence? It's pretty depressing in any case.


I thought HLS median had always been 174, with 75th at 176. When did this change?


The HLS median has been 173 for the past seven years. Matter of fact, no school has ever reported a median higher than 173.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby lawschooler2be » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:30 pm

Do we still think a 2nd wave for people with lower numbers is coming?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Longtimelurk » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:38 pm

lawschooler2be wrote:Do we still think a 2nd wave for people with lower numbers is coming?


So it's weird because I think we were all sort of assuming (based on the fact that there were no URMs or any low number acceptances in the big waitlist acceptance wave) that the second wave would be coming. But now I'm starting to wonder why we're all thinking that. There's really no precedent for it, as I see it. There's a big wave, and then a tiny trickle at the end of the summer.

Not sure why people (including me) think the second wave is coming.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby nextstep222 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:50 am

Yeah, agreed. I read through most of the 2012 thread, and basically, after one big wave (which seemed to come within a two-week interview/acceptance period), things got very spotty.

Also I am losing my mind on this thread. Apparently some people didn't get dinged last year until -- wait for it -- September 5th.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Longtimelurk » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:09 am

nextstep222 wrote:Yeah, agreed. I read through most of the 2012 thread, and basically, after one big wave (which seemed to come within a two-week interview/acceptance period), things got very spotty.

Also I am losing my mind on this thread. Apparently some people didn't get dinged last year until -- wait for it -- September 5th.


Yes. But. The infamous Lavitz has gone on record stating that a second wave is coming.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:27 am

Longtimelurk wrote:
nextstep222 wrote:Yeah, agreed. I read through most of the 2012 thread, and basically, after one big wave (which seemed to come within a two-week interview/acceptance period), things got very spotty.

Also I am losing my mind on this thread. Apparently some people didn't get dinged last year until -- wait for it -- September 5th.


Yes. But. The infamous Lavitz has gone on record stating that a second wave is coming.

Last deposit deadline is Friday. Some people have already decided to turn down Harvard's offer. As long as Harvard didn't overenroll in anticipation of that, there should be spots open.

I have no idea how many. Might only be a handful.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby RSterling » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:39 am

Lavitz wrote:
Longtimelurk wrote:
nextstep222 wrote:Yeah, agreed. I read through most of the 2012 thread, and basically, after one big wave (which seemed to come within a two-week interview/acceptance period), things got very spotty.

Also I am losing my mind on this thread. Apparently some people didn't get dinged last year until -- wait for it -- September 5th.


Yes. But. The infamous Lavitz has gone on record stating that a second wave is coming.

Last deposit deadline is Friday. Some people have already decided to turn down Harvard's offer. As long as Harvard didn't overenroll in anticipation of that, there should be spots open.

I have no idea how many. Might only be a handful.


Any even if 20% of the accepted turn it down (likely way too high given the JS1bs), we're still talking about a very small amount of seats that will translate to a "trickle" on TLS and LSN. There's not going to be any wave on the same scale as we just saw. As for URMs, it's possible that they're comfortable with their URM numbers at this point and are now just focusing on maintaining their medians.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Longtimelurk » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:19 pm

[/quote]
Last deposit deadline is Friday. Some people have already decided to turn down Harvard's offer. As long as Harvard didn't overenroll in anticipation of that, there should be spots open.

I have no idea how many. Might only be a handful.[/quote]

That's right! So, just to recap: by Friday, some people who were accepted will turn down HLS and seats will become available. So the idea is, HLS will want to fill those seats as quickly as possible, so we can bank on some JS2s soon--within a week or two.

That's how we know! Thanks Lav!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby eyfl » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:11 pm

There could be alternative 2 reasons why there haven't been an URM / low #s wave:
- They're comfortable with what they have and are focusing on medians (Why would they do so many JS1s for URM / low #s applicants, if they were happy with what they had?)
- They want to secure the medians first, and do the URMs / low #s afterwards (makes sense since folks with lower #s are much more likely to matriculate and accept the offers even later in the summer, compared to superstars)

In other words, I'm feeling the wave (albeit smaller, than the initial).

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Aussiebum » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:46 pm

eyfl wrote:There could be alternative 2 reasons why there haven't been an URM / low #s wave:
- They're comfortable with what they have and are focusing on medians (Why would they do so many JS1s for URM / low #s applicants, if they were happy with what they had?)
- They want to secure the medians first, and do the URMs / low #s afterwards (makes sense since folks with lower #s are much more likely to matriculate and accept the offers even later in the summer, compared to superstars)

In other words, I'm feeling the wave (albeit smaller, than the initial).


I'm feeling the wave too.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Longtimelurk » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:01 pm

[quote="Aussiebum"I'm feeling the wave too.[/quote]

Seconded.

I'll start the bidding with Tuesday, June 25th. 11AM.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Aussiebum » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:22 pm

Longtimelurk wrote:[quote="Aussiebum"I'm feeling the wave too.


Seconded.

I'll start the bidding with Tuesday, June 25th. 11AM.[/quote]

I'm thinking Wednesday. In the PM.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby toothbrush » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:00 pm

this thread seriously makes me sad wth




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