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

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

Postby milkandcheerios » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:23 am

tlsapp2017 wrote:
drawstring wrote:The WL isn't a terrible place to be if you're not deferring, but ya, a lot of people are going to be playing the WL game soon.

More waiting :shock:


I feel like it is a pretty bad place to be if you're not 100% set on Harvard, though.... I would probably go if all else was equal, but it would be hard to turn down CCN with $$ if I don't even have the opportunity to visit for ASDs and actually check it out.


my thoughts exactly.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:26 am

tlsapp2017 wrote:
sandclock wrote:if you aren't put on the wl tomorrow, does that mean you will probably get a js2?
or do some of those people often get dinged after the wl wave and js2 wave..?


I'm pretty sure there were multiple WL waves last year, although if it's true that all decisions will be rendered by April 1 then that might not be the case this year....

Ultimately, if that scenario occurs, I wouldn't read too much into it; there's really no way of predicting what Harvard's going to decide to do


This is correct.

Last cycle there was a huge WL wave on the 5th, a few WLs on the 8th and 9th, then just very small scattering here and there after that. If you don't get wait listed tomorrow you can't be sure of admission.

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

Postby tlsapp2017 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:27 am

drawstring wrote:
tlsapp2017 wrote:
sandclock wrote:if you aren't put on the wl tomorrow, does that mean you will probably get a js2?
or do some of those people often get dinged after the wl wave and js2 wave..?


I'm pretty sure there were multiple WL waves last year, although if it's true that all decisions will be rendered by April 1 then that might not be the case this year....

Ultimately, if that scenario occurs, I wouldn't read too much into it; there's really no way of predicting what Harvard's going to decide to do


This is correct.

Last cycle there was a huge WL wave on the 5th, a few WLs on the 8th and 9th, then just very small scattering here and there after that. If you don't get wait listed tomorrow you can't be sure of admission.


I'm pretty sure you can never be sure of admission, lol (unless you get that magical phone call, of course :))

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:29 am

You're right :mrgreen:

I should have said that you shouldn't assume that you will probably be admitted

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

Postby tlsapp2017 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:30 am

drawstring wrote:Good point. I speak as someone who has Harvard at the top of their list by a fair bit, so my perceptive will be different.


That makes sense. I just have a very strong fear of committing to attend a school that I haven't actually been to in person; what if I show up and for some reason hate it?

I probably put waay too much stock in the importance of ASDs :)

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

Postby maryjobava » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:33 am

i need help. can anyone give me Miranda V. Arizona case brief? don't want google copy.. :cry:

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:34 am

I'm don't think much of ASWs.

Most of what I need to make a decision is available without attending schools, and I don't want to persuaded by effective marketing that masks what things will really be like or doesn't have much bearing on the factors that I'm considering when trying to decide where to attend. I feel like people go to ASWs, have a great time at a pub or someplace similar, and make decisions based on where they had the best time, rather than how the law school fits their goals.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:35 am

maryjobava wrote:i need help. can anyone give me Miranda V. Arizona case brief? don't want google copy.. :cry:


sorry mary

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

Postby tlsapp2017 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:38 am

drawstring wrote:I'm don't think much of ASWs.

Most of what I need to make a decision is available without attending schools, and I don't want to persuaded by effective marketing that masks what things will really be like or doesn't have much bearing on the factors that I'm considering when trying to decide where to attend. I feel like people go to ASWs, have a great time at a pub or someplace similar, and make decisions based on where they had the best time, rather than how the law school fits their goals.


That seems mostly fair; I guess it depends on what you do at ASWs, and what you're specifically looking for. I do think, though, that if you walk around the law school and talk to 50 or so random students, you can get some sort of sense of whether people are generally happy at a school. Also, there's no way to fake facilities and location. I guess it's not really ASWs that are so crucial to me, but rather visiting while school is in session, which becomes difficult if you get in off of the waitlist.

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

Postby JWP1022 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:52 am

Ready for another day of (potential) bloodshed. Hold on 2 ur butts, folks.

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

Postby wtrc » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:11 am

JWP1022 wrote:Ready for another day of (potential) bloodshed. Hold on 2 ur butts, folks.


Nah, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0 .

Today will be a better day. JS2's or waitlist rollout today. Based on past years, likely few or no dings today.

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

Postby pinks » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:15 am

drawstring wrote:So I just realized that JS made the waitlist post on the 4th last year and then it came out the next day.....

It's going to happen today.


:shock:

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

Postby jasper09 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:20 am

I'm going to be on the edge of my seat all day, and tense every time I check my email because I'm expecting a WL at this point :/ I also had a dream last night that JS CALLED me to REJECT me- woke up very agitated.

Good luck to everyone today.

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

Postby wealtheow » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:30 am

Good morning and good luck, friends. Can't wait to see what sort of gifs we are compelled to post today.

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

Postby JWP1022 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:31 am

See you on the other side, thread. Signing out for the day so I actually get stuff done at work.

Good luck everyone!
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wtrc » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:36 am

JWP1022 wrote:See you on the other side, thread. Signing out for the day so I actually get stuff done at work.


#lies

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

Postby iamgeorgebush » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:37 am

ding for me yesterday. LSAT>median; GPA<median. PM for details.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:46 am

i hope the waitlist comes soon that i can just move on with my day

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

Postby MrMileyCyrus » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:50 am

I have an all-day thing for work, so I won't have to worry about obsessively checking this thread on the day I'm likely to be WL. Then I can get out at 6pm and see the WL email and drink my disappointment away. :)

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

Postby dreamerchic19 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:21 am

wtrc wrote:
JWP1022 wrote:Ready for another day of (potential) bloodshed. Hold on 2 ur butts, folks.


Nah, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0 .

Today will be a better day. JS2's or waitlist rollout today. Based on past years, likely few or no dings today.


+1 8)

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

Postby esrom55 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:23 am

Anybody know if waitlists come out in a big avalanche? Or will it be a trickle like the dings?

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

Postby wealtheow » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:27 am

esrom55 wrote:Anybody know if waitlists come out in a big avalanche? Or will it be a trickle like the dings?


looks like last year it came in waves throughout the day, beginning around 11am eastern

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:29 am

wealtheow wrote:
esrom55 wrote:Anybody know if waitlists come out in a big avalanche? Or will it be a trickle like the dings?


looks like last year it came in waves throughout the day, beginning around 11am eastern


Blast it...

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

Postby corporatebarbarian » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:32 am

The calm before the storm...

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

Postby teenybean » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:44 am

This is great. I'm on vacation in a beautiful country and I don't want to leave my hotel because I'll lose my wifi connection. LOL




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