Harvard Waitlist 2013

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby eyfl » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:16 pm

shakespeare wrote:More to discuss:
What's with the 3 different batches batches/waves of WL->JS1?
What does it mean that some people received the interview invite that Tuesday (1-2 days after being WL-ed), some that same Friday and some just late last week?

My guess is they're going by alphabetical order.

I take that back.
They threw the applications in the air and whichever ones landed on the desk got the interview invites earlier. Those that landed out the window have yet to get a JS1. :p


I'd like to think 1st wave was 1st choice, 2nd wave - 2nd, etc. (just cuz it helps me sleep better at night). In reality they probably didn't wan't to create a black friday type of crush so spaced out the invites.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Bob-Loblaw 1 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:19 pm

Does anyone have an interview scheduled for tomorrow that has not yet been confirmed by the office? Trying to gauge whether this is the norm or not...


Me. I am probably going to call around 12pm PST/3pm Eastern if I don't hear back by then.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby MyNameIsFlynn! » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:22 pm

eyfl wrote:
shakespeare wrote:More to discuss:
What's with the 3 different batches batches/waves of WL->JS1?
What does it mean that some people received the interview invite that Tuesday (1-2 days after being WL-ed), some that same Friday and some just late last week?

My guess is they're going by alphabetical order.

I take that back.
They threw the applications in the air and whichever ones landed on the desk got the interview invites earlier. Those that landed out the window have yet to get a JS1. :p


I'd like to think 1st wave was 1st choice, 2nd wave - 2nd, etc. (just cuz it helps me sleep better at night). In reality they probably didn't wan't to create a black friday type of crush so spaced out the invites.


Haha as someone who was not in the 1st wave, I prefer your second theory. by spacing them out everyone was able to schedule a JS1 in a short while after getting the invite. if you look at the google doc, each wave has a mix of locks, longshots, splitters, reverse splitters, URMs, etc so i don't think this was their implicit method of ranking the waitlist.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby RSterling » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:02 pm

MyNameIsFlynn! wrote:
eyfl wrote:
shakespeare wrote:More to discuss:
What's with the 3 different batches batches/waves of WL->JS1?
What does it mean that some people received the interview invite that Tuesday (1-2 days after being WL-ed), some that same Friday and some just late last week?

My guess is they're going by alphabetical order.

I take that back.
They threw the applications in the air and whichever ones landed on the desk got the interview invites earlier. Those that landed out the window have yet to get a JS1. :p


I'd like to think 1st wave was 1st choice, 2nd wave - 2nd, etc. (just cuz it helps me sleep better at night). In reality they probably didn't wan't to create a black friday type of crush so spaced out the invites.


Haha as someone who was not in the 1st wave, I prefer your second theory. by spacing them out everyone was able to schedule a JS1 in a short while after getting the invite. if you look at the google doc, each wave has a mix of locks, longshots, splitters, reverse splitters, URMs, etc so i don't think this was their implicit method of ranking the waitlist.


I think the spacing in the waves just reflects time taken to review the WL. I think the "2nd" choice will come in any waves after May 1st or after the first WL-JS2 decisions come out.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby dawyzest1 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:12 pm

d330 wrote:For certain one spot will open up soon because I'll be declining my offer. Hope one of you get that call.


Congrats on Yale, d!

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:15 pm

eyfl wrote:I'd like to think 1st wave was 1st choice, 2nd wave - 2nd, etc. (just cuz it helps me sleep better at night).


TITCR

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby chickpea » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:21 pm

Good luck to those who have their JS1s tomorrow! You guys will do great.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby nandri1215xx » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:02 pm

Should we add undergrad to the spreadsheet?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:07 pm

nandri1215xx wrote:Should we add undergrad to the spreadsheet?


y

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby TripTrip » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:13 pm

helix23 wrote:
nandri1215xx wrote:Should we add undergrad to the spreadsheet?


y

To be fair, we have established an anecdotal correlation between lowly UGs with high numbers and the waitlist.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby testaker » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:15 pm

I've come across these two threads/sections of threads that discuss JS1 questions, but is there any place that is easily accessible where more questions/experiences are compiled (besides sifting through 300+ pages for occasional mentions of questions)? Thanks, really appreciate it!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=200887

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 5#p6232471

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:24 pm

TripTrip wrote:
helix23 wrote:
nandri1215xx wrote:Should we add undergrad to the spreadsheet?


y

To be fair, we have established an anecdotal correlation between lowly UGs with high numbers and the waitlist.

Hello there.

testaker wrote:I've come across these two threads/sections of threads that discuss JS1 questions, but is there any place that is easily accessible where more questions/experiences are compiled (besides sifting through 300+ pages for occasional mentions of questions)? Thanks, really appreciate it!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=200887

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 5#p6232471

Nope, sorry. I think that's the best you're going to get in one place.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:41 pm

who removed the "u" from my name in the spreadsheet?

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:45 pm

helix23 wrote:who removed the "u" from my name in the spreadsheet?

:? helix isn't spelled with a "u"

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:50 pm

Lavitz wrote:
helix23 wrote:who removed the "u" from my name in the spreadsheet?

:? helix isn't spelled with a "u"


lol yeah I know but at one point someone changed my name from King Helix to helixu and I was gonna delete the u but I liked it. now someone has deleted that.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:50 pm

tl;dr someone is clowning on me

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby FlowBro » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:51 pm

Is there any evidence that shows JS1's are given out in order of people wait listed? My 4/25 WL date would be really brutal if that's true

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:57 pm

helix23 wrote:lol yeah I know but at one point someone changed my name from King Helix to helixu and I was gonna delete the u but I liked it. now someone has deleted that.

Helixu? Sounds like "he licks you" :lol:

FlowBro wrote:Is there any evidence that shows JS1's are given out in order of people wait listed? My 4/25 WL date would be really brutal if that's true

Everyone who got a post-WL JS1 was WL'd on 4/5.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby helix23 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:03 pm

Lavitz wrote:
helix23 wrote:lol yeah I know but at one point someone changed my name from King Helix to helixu and I was gonna delete the u but I liked it. now someone has deleted that.

Helixu? Sounds like "he licks you" :lol:


yeah I know. i think it was shntn.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Lavitz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:04 pm

helix23 wrote:yeah I know. i think it was shntn.

A likely suspect.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby toothbrush » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:13 pm

Just looked at the spreadsheet again for the first time in a while. To whoever is maintaining it - nice job. Very impressive google docs skillz.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby rehsalt » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:09 pm

toothbrush wrote:Just looked at the spreadsheet again for the first time in a while. To whoever is maintaining it - nice job. Very impressive google docs skillz.
That would be txdude45. Thanks goes to him.

From last year's thread, page 67.
Harvard Waitlist 2012 wrote:Worst Harvard WL thread ending ever.

I hereby apologize to all future waitlistee readers on behalf of the thread.
We're going to transmit a lot of info and will have nothing to apologize for. :D

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Bob-Loblaw 1 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:36 pm

To all of us JS1ing this week: good luck, let's do this!
May we all be admitted.

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby porch » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:47 pm

So i decided I'm going to play this Harvard waitlist game. Emailed them a LOCI today saying and let them know about a big award I won at school. I never emailed them asking to be on the waitlist till last week and my status just got updated today. I was a 4/5 waitlist invite

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Re: Harvard Waitlist 2013

Postby Eichörnchen » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:42 am

Hey fellow WLers - sorry if this has been analyzed to exhaustion already, but I figured I'd ask here in the hopes that someone has already obsessively researched this (that's what TLS is all about after all). Do we know what kind of odds we WLers with a JS1 coming have? I assume my odds aren't great. I'd sift through the tomes of TLS myself if I weren't in a country that seems to get an hour total of internet connection per day. Thanks! :)




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