Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

Where are you in the Harvard application process?

I'm applying next year, just reading this thread to prepare
38
12%
Applying this year, I got an extension on my application
1
0%
I applied and haven't gotten a JS1 yet
64
20%
I applied and got a JS1, but haven't had it yet.
7
2%
I had my JS1 but I'm waiting for a magical phone call
43
13%
Already had my JS2, just here to help
62
19%
Waitlisted
61
19%
Dinged D:
49
15%
 
Total votes: 325

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Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wtrc » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:21 pm

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Google Doc Stats Spreadsheet to Avoid Searching Through Thread.

Admitted Students (Congrats!) Thread

Applicant Checklist
Applications will become available on LSAC starting September 10.
Application Deadline: February 1
Application fee: $85


Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
Register for LSAC's Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and pay all appropriate fees
Submit all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to LSAC
Submit two letters of recommendation to LSAC
Submit your HLS application, personal statement and resume electronically


Common Acronyms

JS1: Invitation to interview with either Jessica Soban (Admissions Dean) or Karen Buttenbaum (Admissions Dean). With very few exceptions, all admitted applicants have this interview before being admitted. It is conducted, again with few exceptions, over Skype. Interviews often last anywhere from 8 to 20 minutes.
More on the Skype Interview

Note: Karen Buttenbaum has joined Spivey Consulting and is no longer with HLS. Interviews this year are being conducted with either Dean Soban or others in the office.

JS1b: A phone call from Jessica Soban or Karen Buttenbaum, generally later in the process, clarifying continued interest in attending Harvard Law. Often goes to people who have been held or waitlisted.

JSW: Being placed on the Harvard waitlist. This decision is communicated via email. This acronym was decided by the vote of this thread.

JS2: A call from Jessica Soban or Karen Buttenbaum offering admittance to Harvard Law School.

LoCI: Letter of Continued Interest

Other Terms:

Held: Either before or after a JS1, some applicants will be "held," meaning a decision is put off to an undetermined later time. This is technically not the same as a waitlist.

Waitlist: HLS has a fairly long waitlist of applicants. See below for more information.

HLS Class Profile From Website- Class of 2016

Number of Applications: 5,510
Number of Admission Offers: 858
Percentage Offered Admission: 15.6%
Newly Enrolled 1L's: 564

GPA 75th / Median / 25th percentiles: 3.95 / 3.88 / 3.77
LSAT 75th / Median / 25th percentiles: 175 / 173/ 170
49% women
40% students of color
11% hold advanced degrees
72% at least 1 year out of college
52% 2+ years out of college

42 states represented (plus DC and Puerto Rico)
12 foreign countries represented
11% Non-US Citizens
Countries Represented: (Canada, China, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Germany, Jamaica, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Morrocco, Nigeria, United Kingdom)


The latest HLS Brochure (PDF)


2013-2014 Standard Student Budget (9-mo. academic year)

Tuition $ 52,350
Room/Board/Personal Allowance $ 19,912
Mandatory UHS Student Health Fee $ 958
Waivable Student Health Insurance Plan Fee $ 2,190
Optional Dental Insurance Plan Allowance $ 350
Books and Supplies Allowance* $ 1,225
Travel Allowance $ 1,500
Stafford Loan Fees $ 215

TOTAL BUDGET $ 78,700


Admissions Decisions for 2012-2013 cycle, as of 7/31 on LSN:

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Decision Dates in 2011-2012, thanks to Lavitz, will update 2012-2013 when cycle is totally over
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Reference Threads from Last Cycle:

Applicant Thread
Held at Harvard Thread
Waitlist Thread
Accepted Thread

More coming soon. Good luck everyone, including those taking October for a shot here. Going to be a fun few months ahead.

Our pre-Christmas theme poem, created by our very own chneyo:

chneyo wrote:Twas some nights before Christmas, and LS22
Was still on TLS building a spreadsheet or two.
He plugged in some numbers with the greatest of care,
In hopes of discharging the stress in the air.

With those numbers and graphs, to conclusions we’d leap,
While thoughts of denials kept us far from our sleep.
And jobs we ignored and family forsake
To spend nights on the forum, obsessive, awake.

One day in the office there arose so much chatter
That I opened Harvard’s threat to see what was the matter.
“Jingo accepted,” one poster proclaimed.
“He’s going to Harvard, they called him by name.”

Congratulations were flowing as posters did cheer,
But with Jingo’s acceptance rose my own idle fears.
I rushed to my phone. No missed calls. No JS2.
As day became night I still had no news.

In the hours to follow, as more acceptances came,
I started to wonder if my application was lame.
Was my PS worth reading? Were my letters sub-par?
With my LSAT and GPA would JS make it that far?

I soon grew exhausted by the thoughts in my head.
Weary and broken I departed for bed.
I made one final post as I turned out the lights,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:22 pm

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:35 pm

Was wondering when this was going to pop up. Again, hoping that October makes this a possibility.

Thanks OP

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby phillywc » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:35 pm

Coins on coins on coins

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby MoMettaMonk » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:36 pm

Retaking in October, then applying to this place... woah this just got real.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Typhoon24 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:43 pm

waited for this one.

checkin' IN.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wtrc » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:50 pm

MoMettaMonk wrote:Retaking in October, then applying to this place... woah this just got real.


I'm also retaking. Created the thread for motivation.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby blink » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:52 pm

*sigh*

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Sourrudedude » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:00 pm

Checking in. Probably have a better chance here than Yale or Stanford.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Let It Roll » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:03 pm

Checking in.

Hoping next year's cycle is crazy. Otherwise, I'm probably out with a 3.6x 174.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby livefromannarbor » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:24 pm

Checking in. I don't have a snowball's chance in hell of actually getting in, but I will be applying to avoid a case of the "What if"s. Good luck to the rest of you!

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:01 pm

checking in, if nothing else just to provide another data point to next year's LSN scatter plot.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Humbert Humbert » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:15 pm

Checking in. Anyone going to the info session in New York next week?

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:21 pm

In on first page for nostalgia. This year's thread had better deliver.

wtrcoins3 wrote:Decision Dates in 2011-2012, thanks to Lavitz, will update 2012-2013 when cycle is totally over

I don't really deserve credit for this. :lol:

I just took the image from this thread.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:33 pm

ahhhh...the H-bomb



checkin in, bros

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby jcccc » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:34 pm

Finally. Here we go

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby bbkk » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:47 pm

Checking in for motivation too. Retaking LSAT in Oct.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby jasonbound » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:47 pm

Hoping that my LSAT in October will make me competitive. ahhhhh!

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby bbkk » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:49 pm

Wondering why there isn't a "Yale, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)"...Or I missed it? :?:

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:51 pm

It's because no one is confident enough in their likelihood of gaining admission to Yale lol.

edit: I think sourrudedude, stefan(don't remember your full username lol), or pneumonia should start it

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby bbkk » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:54 pm

t-14orbust wrote:It's because no one is confident enough in their likelihood of gaining admission to Yale lol.

edit: I think sourrudedude, stefan(don't remember your full username lol), or pneumonia should start it


Haha I understand..but it's an "Applicant" thread not an "Acceptance" thread, no?

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:55 pm

I know, but you won't see me making the thread lol

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby whynot123 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:07 pm

If it's not up by the time I get home, I'll post it. I have nothing to lose.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby bbkk » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:20 pm

whynot123 wrote:If it's not up by the time I get home, I'll post it. I have nothing to lose.



:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:22 pm

My myth. My legend. My dream.

Checking in.




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