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 jingosaur » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:36 pm

edwardt1988 wrote:JS1!!!!!!!!!!!!


Congrats man!

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:45 pm

jingosaur wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:JS1!!!!!!!!!!!!


Congrats man!

Thanks!

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

Postby everett2014 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:51 pm

I'm in New England, and it's snowing pretty hard right now. I really hope this weather doesn't affect the admissions office's operations...

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

Postby NapoleonXV » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:52 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
The-Specs 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.


While I don't agree with NYC-WVU (if I understood him right which i am not sure that I have) and I do agree that starting law school at 19 short changes you on some important life decisions, I do not think you should make any decisions about law school and your future based on your ability to drink or the accessibility of alcohol. I can definitely see that the inability to drink when so much of the social life at Harvard will revolve around bars/alcohol could be prohibitive but I have no doubt that you can have a great experience at law school and in life without ever drinking.


I agree with the above. I just want to clarify for OP that my reason for saying you should wait is not alcohol-related. I think you should take some time off for several reasons:

1. You will have some time to decide if this path is really what you want. You shouldn't "coast" right into law school without being 100% sure about it, and having some time to think about it in between is helpful.

2. It will make you a stronger candidate when you do apply as you will have some work experience or some other experiences (as long as you don't simply do nothing) to help sell yourself.

3. You may find yourself doing work that you enjoy, and not need to take the risk that going to law school entails.

4. It will be the last opportunity you have to take some time off. Once you start law school, you will be working full-time until you retire or lose your job.

5. Living on your own out of college will give you an opportunity to mature to a level necessary for law school. Law school is not undergrad. You need to be a mature adult. While you may be already, the vast majority of 19 year-old college students are not.

I'm sure there are many other reasons, but I have had too much wine and can't think of any more at the moment :)


Wooh... been away from TLS for half a day and just found that my post caused such a stir ...

Thank you all for your advice. Very helpful indeed :) I had a 10-months quasi-gap year after high school, travelling around and doing some charity work. So I am not strictly K-JD.

On the positive note, I will be 20 when I join Class of 2017 (assume that I do not take a gap year), and it will be just half a year before I can attend your privileged alcohol-centred social activities :twisted:

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

Postby OliveBC » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:54 pm

Congrats to all the JS1s!!

I'm just freaking out because my app went complete... :D

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:17 pm

Another day, another dearth of JS2s.

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

Postby sup_stan » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:20 pm

Just got a JS1 this morning too. Went complete early last week, numbers almost exactly hugging both medians. Did see a bunch of spots open.

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

Postby wtrc » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:24 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:Another day, another dearth of JS2s.

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Still early...

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:33 pm

wtrc wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:Another day, another dearth of JS2s.

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Still early...


Getting later... :(

Each morning holds so much promise, only to be snatched away by another day without JS2's :).

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:35 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Getting later... :(

Each morning holds so much promise, only to be snatched away by another day without JS2's :).


There is still hope, give it until 4 ET before you throw in the towel.

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

Postby jingosaur » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:36 pm

Add me to the list of nervous people waiting for JS2s.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:36 pm

The-Specs wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Getting later... :(

Each morning holds so much promise, only to be snatched away by another day without JS2's :).


There is still hope, give it until 4 ET before you throw in the towel.


Haha okay...not that I would be in this wave anyway if I were fortunate to get a JS2 in the first place.

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

Postby mermaid9052 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:41 pm

Didn't calls for JS2s on 11/25 start around 6/7 PM? I may be wrong but I remember them coming in pretty late. :?
Really surprised there haven't been any JS2s this week ...

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

Postby mont4620 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:26 pm

mermaid9052 wrote:Didn't calls for JS2s on 11/25 start around 6/7 PM? I may be wrong but I remember them coming in pretty late. :?
Really surprised there haven't been any JS2s this week ...


Yeah, they went out pretty late

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

Postby wtrc » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:08 pm

So, uh, Wednesday?

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

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:09 pm

wtrc wrote:So, uh, Wednesday?


lol no use in trying to predict anything at this point

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

Postby tls2175 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:13 pm

wtrc wrote:So, uh, Wednesday?

Haha

I actually think it's going to be next Wednesday for sure. [My reasoning is that if I can convince myself it's next week, while I might be pleasantly surprised if I get the call sooner (if I'm lucky enough to get the call at all), I will be delaying my daily disappointment at a lack of movement for a whole week.]

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:19 pm

Jessica...why??????

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:12 pm

wtrc wrote:So, uh, Wednesday?


This is just crazy but there has to be at least one more round of decisions before Christmas (not that narrows it down at all).

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:35 pm

I'm gonna guess next Monday.

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:33 pm

I'm guessing Thursday.

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

Postby chneyo » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:36 pm

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:41 pm

chneyo wrote:It's a Tuesday night and I'm sitting alone in my apartment with the TLS forums and a bottle of red listening to Foreigner on loop.

For those of you in a similar spot...
I Wanna Know What Love Is - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9OGfBGOCpk


The similarities to what i am doing are striking

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:45 pm

I'm still going back to my theory that they are somewhat disappointed with applicant quality and are waiting to pull the trigger to be doubly sure they want to lower that GPA floor.

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

Postby Howl » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:47 pm

Went complete today. No chance for a JS1 in this very wave, but excited to start waiting for a JS1 :)




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