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
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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 Instinctive » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:21 pm

drawstring wrote:Not really a K-JD then!

I took a year off after HS to work full time, but I got the K-JD treatment in my interview. I'm hoping it isn't too much of a detriment.


Potentially stupid question: I'm K-JD. What do people mean when they say things like the bolded above? It felt like a pretty normal interview to me.

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:24 pm

scoobers wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:
scoobers wrote:
CyanIdes Of March wrote:I thought you found me already lol. Was there something else you asked of me?


r u kjd or close to it?


Pretty much. 1 year interim break between law school and ug.


i count a 1 year thing (especially because it can be "i needed to wait a cycle") as pretty KJD.

i'm as kjd as you could find :\


The only difference between me and a true K-JD is I had time to get some full-time employment onto my application. Not a lot of time, but there's at least one 40 hr office job on there.

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:33 pm

Instinctive wrote:
drawstring wrote:Not really a K-JD then!

I took a year off after HS to work full time, but I got the K-JD treatment in my interview. I'm hoping it isn't too much of a detriment.


Potentially stupid question: I'm K-JD. What do people mean when they say things like the bolded above? It felt like a pretty normal interview to me.


By that I mean there was a heavy focus on the fact that I was still in school and didn't have prolonged WE following graduation like non K-JDs. I don't mean to suggest that the interviewer was being negative about my application, but I got the sense (and had expected) that me being a K-JD was a major issue they wanted to get at.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Happy Gilmore » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:36 pm

drawstring wrote:
Instinctive wrote:
drawstring wrote:Not really a K-JD then!

I took a year off after HS to work full time, but I got the K-JD treatment in my interview. I'm hoping it isn't too much of a detriment.


Potentially stupid question: I'm K-JD. What do people mean when they say things like the bolded above? It felt like a pretty normal interview to me.


By that I mean there was a heavy focus on the fact that I was still in school and didn't have prolonged WE following graduation like non K-JDs. I don't mean to suggest that the interviewer was being negative about my application, but I got the sense that me being a K-JD was a major issue they wanted to get at.


This is how I felt about mine. K-JD seemed to be the only issue she cared about. At least 3/4ths of the interview seemed to relate to that.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:11 pm

Happy Gilmore wrote:
drawstring wrote:
Instinctive wrote:
drawstring wrote:Not really a K-JD then!

I took a year off after HS to work full time, but I got the K-JD treatment in my interview. I'm hoping it isn't too much of a detriment.


Potentially stupid question: I'm K-JD. What do people mean when they say things like the bolded above? It felt like a pretty normal interview to me.


By that I mean there was a heavy focus on the fact that I was still in school and didn't have prolonged WE following graduation like non K-JDs. I don't mean to suggest that the interviewer was being negative about my application, but I got the sense that me being a K-JD was a major issue they wanted to get at.


This is how I felt about mine. K-JD seemed to be the only issue she cared about. At least 3/4ths of the interview seemed to relate to that.


:| any suggestions on how to answer that?

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

Postby Howl » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:12 pm

Submitted, checking in. I know I've used this gif already but...

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

Postby HarvardHopeful » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:13 pm

This is how I felt about mine. K-JD seemed to be the only issue she cared about. At least 3/4ths of the interview seemed to relate to that.[/quote]

:| any suggestions on how to answer that?[/quote]

She will probably say something along the lines of "I see that you don't have any work experience in the legal field, would you consider taking time off to immerse yourself in the field?" (thats what she said to me) Other people have had the direct question "Have you considered taking time off?"

Either way you could say something like you've considered doing so, but ultimately feel that your undergrad(and whatever work experience or life experience) has prepared you for the rigor of law school.

Tailor it to your own situation but for me I admitted that taking a year off would mean working my summer-job again but full time to save up money rather than taking an internship in the legal profession. I said I felt prepared and mature enough to go straight into law school.

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

Postby applelover » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:24 pm

Anyone watching SNF?
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby HorseThief » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:27 pm

jingosaur wrote:What do you guys think is the latest JS1 that could still yield a JS2 before the end of the year?


On LSN, someone had a 12/18 JS1 and 12/21 JS2. Pretty spectacular numbers though.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ProudPapa

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

Postby NanaP » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:29 pm

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

Postby applelover » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:33 pm

That was a mean post. I apologize :oops:
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby NanaP » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:34 pm

applelover wrote:Nana I know that duh I just said it was a bad answer I don't need you to reiterate it nor did I want my post quoted when it's easily identifiable to adcoms.



Didn't mean to offend, I'll delete it...sorry...I hope your cycle goes well

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

Postby applelover » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:36 pm

NanaP wrote:
applelover wrote:Nana I know that duh I just said it was a bad answer I don't need you to reiterate it nor did I want my post quoted when it's easily identifiable to adcoms.



Didn't mean to offend, I'll delete it...sorry...I hope your cycle goes well


I'm Sorry... I was a little harsh I'm in a grouchy mood. SNF Is stressful. My giants are losing. and thanks Nana same to you :)
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:39 pm

Thinking back on my interview I think she asked me something similar to hopefuls quote. My answer was something along the lines of knowing what I wanted to do in my steer and was ready to get started working directly toward that goal.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:40 pm

HarvardHopeful wrote:


:| any suggestions on how to answer that?



hm. that's a good point.

I am pretty worried about the kjd questions just because i look so young. i'm right within the kjd age (actually on the older side, i was born in 91) but i still expect 99% of the interview to be about it.

of course i say all this having not gone complete yet

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:57 pm

scoobers wrote:hm. that's a good point.

I am pretty worried about the kjd questions just because i look so young. i'm right within the kjd age (actually on the older side, i was born in 91) but i still expect 99% of the interview to be about it.

of course i say all this having not gone complete yet


Oof. Way to make a gal feel old.

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

Postby Kimikho » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:02 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
scoobers wrote:hm. that's a good point.

I am pretty worried about the kjd questions just because i look so young. i'm right within the kjd age (actually on the older side, i was born in 91) but i still expect 99% of the interview to be about it.

of course i say all this having not gone complete yet


Oof. Way to make a gal feel old.


:lol:

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

Postby NanaP » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:03 am

applelover wrote:
NanaP wrote:
applelover wrote:Nana I know that duh I just said it was a bad answer I don't need you to reiterate it nor did I want my post quoted when it's easily identifiable to adcoms.



Didn't mean to offend, I'll delete it...sorry...I hope your cycle goes well


I'm Sorry... I was a little harsh I'm in a grouchy mood. SNF Is stressful. My giants are losing. and thanks Nana same to you :)


No worries :D

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

Postby jingosaur » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:45 am

My JS1 is next week and I would appreciate any advice via PM from anyone who has already had theirs. I'll have 3 years of strong professional experience at matriculation so any info from people with a similar post-UG experience would be much appreciated.

HorseThief wrote:
jingosaur wrote:What do you guys think is the latest JS1 that could still yield a JS2 before the end of the year?


On LSN, someone had a 12/18 JS1 and 12/21 JS2. Pretty spectacular numbers though.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ProudPapa


Unfortunately, I don't have ProudPapa's numbers, but I'm hoping to hear back before year's end. There seems to be some sort of correlation between awesome numbers and a quicker application turnaround, but it's definitely now how the process works.

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

Postby midwest17 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:46 am

jingosaur wrote:Unfortunately, I don't have ProudPapa's numbers, but I'm hoping to hear back before year's end. There seems to be some sort of correlation between awesome numbers and a quicker application turnaround, but it's definitely now how the process works.


Can you clarify the bolded?

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

Postby jingosaur » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:50 am

midwest17 wrote:
jingosaur wrote:Unfortunately, I don't have ProudPapa's numbers, but I'm hoping to hear back before year's end. There seems to be some sort of correlation between awesome numbers and a quicker application turnaround, but it's definitely now how the process works.


Can you clarify the bolded?


There are enough people with awesome numbers who have had a slow application turnaround and people with lower numbers (for a JS2) who have had a very quick application turnaround for me to believe that how fast you find out isn't determined by how good the applicant's numbers are.

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

Postby hcrimson2014 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:57 am

drawstring wrote:
Instinctive wrote:
drawstring wrote:Not really a K-JD then!

I took a year off after HS to work full time, but I got the K-JD treatment in my interview. I'm hoping it isn't too much of a detriment.


Potentially stupid question: I'm K-JD. What do people mean when they say things like the bolded above? It felt like a pretty normal interview to me.


By that I mean there was a heavy focus on the fact that I was still in school and didn't have prolonged WE following graduation like non K-JDs. I don't mean to suggest that the interviewer was being negative about my application, but I got the sense (and had expected) that me being a K-JD was a major issue they wanted to get at.


Weird, my interviewer focused on how I viewed successful (we spent 5 minutes talking about it) and nothing major about my resume was touched on even though I am in the same K-JD boat without any significant employment, just mostly clubs and volunteering. Still I don't think it matters too much.

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

Postby drawstring » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:27 am

I got nothing about my view of success.

It could just be down to different interviewers.

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

Postby Kimikho » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:32 am

hcrimson2014 wrote:
drawstring wrote:
Instinctive wrote:
drawstring wrote:Not really a K-JD then!

I took a year off after HS to work full time, but I got the K-JD treatment in my interview. I'm hoping it isn't too much of a detriment.


Potentially stupid question: I'm K-JD. What do people mean when they say things like the bolded above? It felt like a pretty normal interview to me.


By that I mean there was a heavy focus on the fact that I was still in school and didn't have prolonged WE following graduation like non K-JDs. I don't mean to suggest that the interviewer was being negative about my application, but I got the sense (and had expected) that me being a K-JD was a major issue they wanted to get at.


Weird, my interviewer focused on how I viewed successful (we spent 5 minutes talking about it) and nothing major about my resume was touched on even though I am in the same K-JD boat without any significant employment, just mostly clubs and volunteering. Still I don't think it matters too much.


my PS touched on a definition of success. who was your interviewer?

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

Postby hcrimson2014 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:11 am

scoobers wrote:my PS touched on a definition of success. who was your interviewer?


PMed




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