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 delilah88 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:44 am

redsox wrote:
delilah88 wrote:There were bomb threats on Harvard's campus this morning. Doesn't sound like the Law buildings were evacuated, but I would think this could cause a delay in JS2s. --LinkRemoved--


...Harvard is taking this seriously enough to evacuate during finals and your first thought is that JS2s might be delayed?


No. I live nearby and it hadn't hit the national news yet, so I figured I'd let everyone who is hoping for a JS2 today know. I was just trying to be helpful, no need to be testy.

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

Postby tls2175 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:45 am

lawschool22 wrote:
crazyrobin wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
crazyrobin wrote:Homeland season finale - The Star. What do you think? :P


No spoilers please! If you must discuss make a new thread :D


:( I hate new thread. Never a good host......
:cry: :cry:


Well at least make a spoiler alert at the top of any posts :)

Watched the last three episodes in one sitting into the early morning... :shock:

Also, I'm chained to my desk at the moment but is anyone in the NY area feeling charitable and willing to bring me some coffee? :D

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

Postby wtrc » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:47 am

Hope everyone in the area stays safe today.

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

Postby tls2175 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:49 am

wtrc wrote:Hope everyone in the area stays safe today.

+1

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

Postby redsox » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:49 am

delilah88 wrote:No. I live nearby and it hadn't hit the national news yet, so I figured I'd let everyone who is hoping for a JS2 today know. I was just trying to be helpful, no need to be testy.


I find publicly speculating about the potential effects of an ongoing bomb threat on the timing of your JS2 to be in poor taste. What is it about law school admissions that turns people into sociopaths?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:58 am

redsox wrote:
delilah88 wrote:No. I live nearby and it hadn't hit the national news yet, so I figured I'd let everyone who is hoping for a JS2 today know. I was just trying to be helpful, no need to be testy.


I find publicly speculating about the potential effects of an ongoing bomb threat on the timing of your JS2 to be in poor taste. What is it about law school admissions that turns people into sociopaths?


+1

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

Postby t-14orbust » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:58 am

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

Postby wtrc » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:10 pm

All clear at Cambridge.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:34 pm

wtrc wrote:All clear at Cambridge.


Good to hear

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

Postby midwest17 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:53 pm

redsox wrote:
delilah88 wrote:No. I live nearby and it hadn't hit the national news yet, so I figured I'd let everyone who is hoping for a JS2 today know. I was just trying to be helpful, no need to be testy.


I find publicly speculating about the potential effects of an ongoing bomb threat on the timing of your JS2 to be in poor taste. What is it about law school admissions that turns people into sociopaths?


Overreaction.

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

Postby CitrusFruit » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:04 pm

midwest17 wrote:
redsox wrote:
delilah88 wrote:No. I live nearby and it hadn't hit the national news yet, so I figured I'd let everyone who is hoping for a JS2 today know. I was just trying to be helpful, no need to be testy.


I find publicly speculating about the potential effects of an ongoing bomb threat on the timing of your JS2 to be in poor taste. What is it about law school admissions that turns people into sociopaths?


Overreaction.

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

Postby redsox » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:14 pm

midwest17 wrote:Overreaction.


Probably. After watching the marathon bombings happen I have a somewhat shorter fuse about this sort of thing than I used to. The sociopath thing was probably taking it too far. I maintain that it was tasteless.

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

Postby koalacity » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:30 pm

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

Postby djfududeman » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:51 pm

koalacity wrote:
wowhio wrote:Harvard needs to let some people in soon or this board is going to explode.


Is this another bomb threat??

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

Postby koalacity » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:54 pm

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

Postby Workingtitle » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:52 pm

So I had my interview a couple weeks ago, and I want to share a bit about my experience to help people out in the future.

First, it is totally true that it is more small talk than it is an academic interview. I got some bad advice from a professors of mine to prepare for stuff like.... "What do you think of the Supreme Court's decision to take the Obamacare case," "Describe your favorite literary book," stuff like that. It was totally not like that. They asked me stuff like:

Why law
Describe a time I resolved a difficult situation as a leader
How I define success
What I've learned from my current job

Curiously, they did not ask me anything about why Harvard. Like, I didn't expect them to actually say, "so, why Harvard?" But I at least expected them to ask it indirectly in some way... But whatever. If they actually asked me why I want to go to Harvard I would probably have just started laughing anyway, so it probably worked to my benefit.

Additionally, I wanted to post because no one has really talked about how the pressure of the time gets to you. They tell you at the beginning you only have 15 minutes, and that got in my head--I started getting nervous that my answers were taking too long, so I rushed through them and I think this messed me up a bit.

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

Postby jingosaur » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:00 pm

I should add a little bit about what happened during my JS1. A lot of K-JD posters ITT said that they got questions about why they're not going to take a year off. I got a few questions about whether I'm ready to go back to school after spending 3 years out of the game. I have MBA quality work experience so I got asked a lot about that too followed by being asked why I'm going for a JD and not an MBA. The time constraint sucks though. When we got to questions, I had 5 whole minutes left and only 2 went by after my first 2 questions and she ended the interview right there. I don't think it's a big deal, but part of me wanted to yell out, "Hey, we have 3 more minutes!!!". Luckily, I held it in.

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:13 pm

jingosaur wrote:I should add a little bit about what happened during my JS1. A lot of K-JD posters ITT said that they got questions about why they're not going to take a year off. I got a few questions about whether I'm ready to go back to school after spending 3 years out of the game. I have MBA quality work experience so I got asked a lot about that too followed by being asked why I'm going for a JD and not an MBA. The time constraint sucks though. When we got to questions, I had 5 whole minutes left and only 2 went by after my first 2 questions and she ended the interview right there. I don't think it's a big deal, but part of me wanted to yell out, "Hey, we have 3 more minutes!!!". Luckily, I held it in.


+1

I've been out for two years and I was asked what I was most worried about returning to school.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:39 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
jingosaur wrote:I should add a little bit about what happened during my JS1. A lot of K-JD posters ITT said that they got questions about why they're not going to take a year off. I got a few questions about whether I'm ready to go back to school after spending 3 years out of the game. I have MBA quality work experience so I got asked a lot about that too followed by being asked why I'm going for a JD and not an MBA. The time constraint sucks though. When we got to questions, I had 5 whole minutes left and only 2 went by after my first 2 questions and she ended the interview right there. I don't think it's a big deal, but part of me wanted to yell out, "Hey, we have 3 more minutes!!!". Luckily, I held it in.


+1

I've been out for two years and I was asked what I was most worried about returning to school.


Same here.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:56 pm

So today is not the day...

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:34 pm

lawschool22 wrote:So today is not the day...


Between HLS, Columbia, and Penn's silence, TLS has gotten so boring.

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:38 pm

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

Postby jingosaur » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:41 pm

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

Postby paglababa » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:25 pm

What did you guys wear on skype? Full Suit with tie? Would shirt/blazer combo work without tie?

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

Postby jingosaur » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:29 pm

paglababa wrote:What did you guys wear on skype? Full Suit with tie? Would shirt/blazer combo work without tie?


I wore a full suit with a tie. Always dress your best at interviews. I even experimented with the Trinity Knot for my tie.

At my Wharton interview, I went with french cuffs and a Trinity Knot and I'll let you know how that worked out soon.




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