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 turtles » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:32 am

this board would be so much better if you had to register for TLS with your LSAC number and it was attached to your posts

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Postby luckystar84 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:37 am

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:38 am

Wait, so, to confirm: we all agree that since the Prudential Center was not colored Crimson tonight, no JS2's tomorrow? Or is it the opposite?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:45 am

wtrc wrote:Wait, so, to confirm: we all agree that since the Prudential Center was not colored Crimson tonight, no JS2's tomorrow? Or is it the opposite?


Hmm I hadn't considered that. It depends. Let me check on the lunar phase we're in :).

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Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:47 am

luckystar84 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
luckystar84 wrote:yea I've already said I don't have a horse in this race so I should've dropped out a long time ago, as long as you saying "just stop" isn't your way of saying you won the argument.

you posed a question, so it was reasonable to respond to that one. then you're saying just stop and I haven't said anything substantive since then, but would you really be the first one to stop responding if you thought your theory hasn't been weakened?


I don't care who "wins" the argument. That you think that just shows that you think the focus of every forum discussion is to win some imaginary argument you're waging with (in your mind) an inferior opponent.

I told you to stop because you were continuing to attack my character and motives which I didn't appreciate and felt was unbecoming.

I stopped engaging with you on this topic because it was going nowhere, obviously. But if it makes you feel better and superior to me to think I stopped because my "theory was weakened" then by all means do so. If you feeling you have "beaten" me will end the annoying PMs and endless questioning of me and my merits, then that is a small price to pay for an end to your badgering.


the initial pm was misinterpreted--i realized it could lend itself to that interpretation, which is why I added the next line "I'm not doubting...I have no idea what your chances are"

then you aired it as if I'd waste my time sending pms and making up theories just to condescend to someone I don't even know.

and I have no idea where you got the character attacks from. there might've been one post on motivations, but if every post is "does the 172 decrease mean the floor will go down enough so that I'm above it?"; "does this bandwidth mean [class of applicants I belong to] has a better chance now?" "does this email I didn't even receive mean that?", how was I supposed to guess that you ask all the questions that yes-answers would coincidentally help your candidacy because "genuinely enjoy making up these theories to pass the time"

but yes continuing would be a waste of everyone's time so nvm


ON TOPIC: re wtrc: how is the 170-4 decline statistically significant? the only school with a 172/3 median it might impact is hls, and the decline in 173s and 174s should be about 35-40 assuming ls22's earlier calculation of -92 in the 170-4 group is right.

so how is (+38/small denominator) NSS while (-40/bigger denom) is significant?


re: regging with LSAC#...yea, because everyone would still be espousing the "they're just doing it for the 174s!!" theory under that system of registration


I forget, did you apply to HLS this cycle? Or you already have a decision? I just wasn't sure what you meant by "no horse in the race" earlier.

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

Postby Sirs_LMNOPQRS » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:50 am

MostDangerousLG's theory made sense to me.

Of the 353 175+ people last year, a certain percentage were supersplitters.
This year, the 391 175+ people probably contain a similar percentage (and so a greater number) of supersplitters.

More supersplitters = more competition amongst supersplitters.

If someone has reason to believe that the percentage of supersplitters is different this year than last year, then I suppose that would discredit the theory, otherwise it seems plausible.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby The-Specs » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:50 am

All I can say is that I hope Lucky and LS22 are in my section at HLS. I will pop some corn and enjoy the show. :)

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

Postby redsox » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:57 am

lawschool22 wrote:
wtrc wrote:Wait, so, to confirm: we all agree that since the Prudential Center was not colored Crimson tonight, no JS2's tomorrow? Or is it the opposite?


Hmm I hadn't considered that. It depends. Let me check on the lunar phase we're in :).


Actually, LS22, it's more of a time of day thing than a lunar ohase thing:
"Red lights at night, applicant's delight. Red lights in morning, applicants take warning."

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

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:59 am

redsox wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
wtrc wrote:Wait, so, to confirm: we all agree that since the Prudential Center was not colored Crimson tonight, no JS2's tomorrow? Or is it the opposite?


Hmm I hadn't considered that. It depends. Let me check on the lunar phase we're in :).


Actually, LS22, it's more of a time of day thing than a lunar ohase thing:
"Red lights at night, applicant's delight. Red lights in morning, applicants take warning."


180, you win thread.

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

Postby tls2175 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:33 am

So, uh, crazy weather we've been having, huh?

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

Postby almondjoy » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:55 am

redsox wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
wtrc wrote:Wait, so, to confirm: we all agree that since the Prudential Center was not colored Crimson tonight, no JS2's tomorrow? Or is it the opposite?


Hmm I hadn't considered that. It depends. Let me check on the lunar phase we're in :).


Actually, LS22, it's more of a time of day thing than a lunar ohase thing:
"Red lights at night, applicant's delight. Red lights in morning, applicants take warning."

Damn that's a quality post right there.

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:09 am

turtles wrote:this board would be so much better if you had to register for TLS with your LSAC number and it was attached to your posts

redsox wrote:Red lights at night, applicant's delight. Red lights in morning, applicants take warning."


You people are the best.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby nothingtosee » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:11 am

Checking in...

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

Postby Tela1283 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:46 am

Hey all,

Not to be incredibly neurotic but if I went complete a week or two before thanksgiving and still haven't gotten a JS1, am I unlikely to get one? (Harvards a reach for me so I'm not too hung up...more curious)

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

Postby Babum » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:53 am

Tela1283 wrote:Hey all,

Not to be incredibly neurotic but if I went complete a week or two before thanksgiving and still haven't gotten a JS1, am I unlikely to get one? (Harvards a reach for me so I'm not too hung up...more curious)


I've been waiting since early november but from what I have read, if your numbers are not as competitive, you will not be getting much movement until late.

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

Postby almondjoy » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:59 am

Plleeaassee be today!

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

Postby seaotter25 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:24 am

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:35 am

seaotter25 wrote:Hi everyone!

I've been following this thread for about a month now, just got a JS1 this morning! I went complete 11/26 although I didn't get a 'complete' e-mail till 12/5.

I wanted to post because I am definitely on the low end and would really appreciate any tips if anyone doesn't mind me PMing them. I really didn't think I would get a JS1 (or at least not until later in the cycle) so I have not prepared at all.

Non-URM. Multiple LSATS (C, 164, 170) and 3.84 GPA.


Congrats! There is a good amount of info throughout this thread. Also, this is pretty good: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=200887

And this http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=191773&start=2175#p6232471

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

Postby applelover » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:36 am

JS, maybe someone cut the office phone lines, and you no longer have phone service, so you can't make any acceptance calls. If this is the case, I will personally drive the 12 hours to Cambridge just to loan you my cellphone.


HA! Good morning everyone



I dare someone to criticize my theory and say I'm trying to increase my likelihood of acceptance even though I don't have much of a shot

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:08 pm

applelover wrote:JS, maybe someone cut the office phone lines, and you no longer have phone service, so you can't make any acceptance calls. If this is the case, I will personally drive the 12 hours to Cambridge just to loan you my cellphone.


HA! Good morning everyone



I dare someone to criticize my theory and say I'm trying to increase my likelihood of acceptance even though I don't have much of a shot


Good morning apple! And if you did that*, I'd buy you as many apples as you could ever want!

*Contingent on you making sure JS calls me...with good news.

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

Postby jingosaur » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:14 pm

turtles wrote:this board would be so much better if you had to register for TLS with your LSAC number and it was attached to your posts


The general conversation ITT would definitely be much more different.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:20 pm

jingosaur wrote:
turtles wrote:this board would be so much better if you had to register for TLS with your LSAC number and it was attached to your posts


The general conversation ITT would definitely be much more different.


I doubt this board would exist if you had to do that. Or if it did, it would be MUCH different.

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

Postby truckstop » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:30 pm

Why doesn't Harvard like me?! :cry:

I've been complete since 10/15 and haven't gotten a JS1, even though people ITT/on LSN/that I know in real life have similar or worse stats.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:32 pm

truckstop wrote:Why doesn't Harvard like me?! :cry:

I've been complete since 10/15 and haven't gotten a JS1, even though people ITT/on LSN/that I know in real life have similar or worse stats.


What are your softs? But I wouldn't worry just yet. Sometimes the timing isn't 100% uniform.

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

Postby truckstop » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:35 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
truckstop wrote:Why doesn't Harvard like me?! :cry:

I've been complete since 10/15 and haven't gotten a JS1, even though people ITT/on LSN/that I know in real life have similar or worse stats.


What are your softs? But I wouldn't worry just yet. Sometimes the timing isn't 100% uniform.


I'm not really sure how they compare. They (and my WE) are a little atypical for law school. But I think they're applicable/useful! Is that something I could kind of explain when I inevitably get waitlisted?




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