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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:04 pm

wtrc wrote:
CitrusFruit wrote:Last year they started on the thread at 4:40ish...


You sure? At least for me, the time on the thread is an hour off of real time now, so would it really be 3:40ish?


Is your daylight savings time setting correct? That was happening to me and that was the problem

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

Postby almondjoy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:05 pm

jingosaur wrote:
neprep wrote:So are JS1's usually notified by email a significant time after the status checker updates with this information? Does the status checker update with "Interview requested" or something similar?


It stays in complete, but the JS1 e-mail shows up in the mailing list on the left.

AlmondJoy, I love your 'tar.


Thanks! I've been a lurker for a while and your's has been one of my faves

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

Postby applelover » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:06 pm

CitrusFruit wrote:
wtrc wrote:
CitrusFruit wrote:Last year they started on the thread at 4:40ish...


You sure? At least for me, the time on the thread is an hour off of real time now, so would it really be 3:40ish?


Yeah, I am not sure about that either. I think that it was probably 3:40 then. This is getting frustrating, especially with the late thanksgiving.


It is frustrating

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:10 pm

applelover wrote:
CitrusFruit wrote:
wtrc wrote:
CitrusFruit wrote:Last year they started on the thread at 4:40ish...


You sure? At least for me, the time on the thread is an hour off of real time now, so would it really be 3:40ish?


Yeah, I am not sure about that either. I think that it was probably 3:40 then. This is getting frustrating, especially with the late thanksgiving.


It is frustrating


No need to worry. It's not like this phone call determines the course of the rest of your earthly life or anything... :roll: :D

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

Postby applelover » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:13 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
applelover wrote:
It is frustrating


No need to worry. It's not like this phone call determines the course of the rest of your earthly life or anything... :roll: :D


You make me chuckle!

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

Postby drawstring » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:34 pm

damn........I thought today would be the day :?

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

Postby wtrc » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:46 pm

New poll up. Not about Harvard. Because they clearly are playing hard to get.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:47 pm

wtrc wrote:New poll up. Not about Harvard. Because they clearly are playing hard to get.


I like this strategy...let's just try and pretend that H doesn't exist by not thinking about them. This poll's a good start. And I like "seriously explain what your deal is." I could use this in many situations other than just this context...

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

Postby NapoleonXV » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:15 pm

I am 19. Shall I take a year off :twisted:

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:17 pm

NapoleonXV wrote:I am 19. Shall I take a year off :twisted:


Why would a 19 year old apply for law school? Such a waste in so many ways.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:17 pm

NapoleonXV wrote:I am 19. Shall I take a year off :twisted:


I would recommend it, but that's just me.

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:28 pm

NapoleonXV wrote:I am 19. Shall I take a year off :twisted:


Take at least 2 so that you can legally drink is LS. You'll need it.

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

Postby 2x2Matrix » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:30 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:I am 19. Shall I take a year off :twisted:


Take at least 2 so that you can legally drink is LS. You'll need it.


+1

Don't know what you want to do afterwards, but I feel that working at a law firm when you're 22 or 23 will be very disillusioning :(

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

Postby wtrc » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:40 pm

ugh.

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

Postby wtrc » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:41 pm

NapoleonXV wrote:I am 19. Shall I take a year off :twisted:


Yes! Work for a year or two. If you can swing it with time and money, travel the country/world for a few days or weeks or months. No rush... I am so happy I decided to take time off.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:44 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:I am 19. Shall I take a year off :twisted:

Take at least 2 so that you can legally drink is LS. You'll need it.

This is actually very, very true. Almost non-school related socializing at HLS happens around alcohol.

Also, get some experience in the real world.

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

Postby everett2014 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:46 pm

This is such a mind game. Every time our expectations are not met, the same logic we used to predict the first date leads us to expect that next day will have an even greater chance of JS2s.

In other words, ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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

Postby Morgan2012 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:48 pm

2x2Matrix wrote:
ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:I am 19. Shall I take a year off :twisted:


Take at least 2 so that you can legally drink is LS. You'll need it.


+1

Don't know what you want to do afterwards, but I feel that working at a law firm when you're 22 or 23 will be very disillusioning :(



To be fair, everything that happens when you're 22 and 23 is disillusioning.

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

Postby NYC-WVU » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:22 pm

NapoleonXV wrote:I am 19. Shall I take a year off :twisted:

It really depends on what you want to do. If you're planning on spending your career as a successful attorney, and you just happen to be young, then I'd probably say "Yes, you should take a year off." If, on the other hand, you plan to follow in the footsteps of some of the better-known alumni from HLS and eventually have biographies written about you, then there's no need to wait. You'll probably want to have a little law-firm experience before you become a member of parliament or whatever they have where you're from, but you're better off having that experience after you get your JD.
So, basically, if you plan on changing the world, then GO. Do it. Don't wait. The earlier you start, the more difference you can make.

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

Postby illyria » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:32 pm

There doesn't seem to be any JS1 slots for this Friday and next Monday.. does that say anything about when JS2's are happening?
I want to stop overanalyzing :cry:

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

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:35 pm

NYC-WVU wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:I am 19. Shall I take a year off :twisted:

It really depends on what you want to do. If you're planning on spending your career as a successful attorney, and you just happen to be young, then I'd probably say "Yes, you should take a year off." If, on the other hand, you plan to follow in the footsteps of some of the better-known alumni from HLS and eventually have biographies written about you, then there's no need to wait. You'll probably want to have a little law-firm experience before you become a member of parliament or whatever they have where you're from, but you're better off having that experience after you get your JD.
So, basically, if you plan on changing the world, then GO. Do it. Don't wait. The earlier you start, the more difference you can make.


um wat

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:44 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
NYC-WVU wrote:
NapoleonXV wrote:I am 19. Shall I take a year off :twisted:

It really depends on what you want to do. If you're planning on spending your career as a successful attorney, and you just happen to be young, then I'd probably say "Yes, you should take a year off." If, on the other hand, you plan to follow in the footsteps of some of the better-known alumni from HLS and eventually have biographies written about you, then there's no need to wait. You'll probably want to have a little law-firm experience before you become a member of parliament or whatever they have where you're from, but you're better off having that experience after you get your JD.
So, basically, if you plan on changing the world, then GO. Do it. Don't wait. The earlier you start, the more difference you can make.


um wat

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

Postby applelover » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:22 pm

I thought I would wake up to someone with a JS2. What in the the world is going on with decisions this cycle?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:28 pm

applelover wrote:I thought I would wake up to someone with a JS2. What in the the world is going on with decisions this cycle?


My theory (aka wishful thinking) is that schools are not getting the quality of applicants they expect/want, and are holding out (in vain) for more quality applicants to submit before they accept people with lower-than-normal numbers.

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

Postby NYC-WVU » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:28 pm

t-14orbust wrote:um wat

In other words, if you plan on being one of the people in the third paragraph of this Wikepedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Law_School then I don't think you need to take two years off so you can drink at law school social functions.




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