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 falbader » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:40 pm

meowmeowmeow wrote:JS1 as well just now!

Wondering what, if anything, this means at chances of admission? Do they increase with an interview or do most people get one?


Chances are significantly increased with an interview according to last year's thread.

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

Postby Humbert Humbert » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:41 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
falbader wrote:I called to ask if it's true that interview invites went out today...she said "did you receive an invite?" I said "no." She said "I can't verify that, but if you received an invite, you're welcome to respond to it."


Lol

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

Postby falbader » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:43 pm

OMG...now I keep refreshing my email.

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

Postby applelover » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:48 pm

How long does it take for apps to go complete?

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

Postby Humbert Humbert » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:51 pm

#s for those who have gotten the JS1?

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

Postby falbader » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:52 pm

applelover wrote:How long does it take for apps to go complete?


I applied 10/4 and went complete 10/11

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:53 pm

It's exciting that they're interviewing earlier than last year. I don't know why.

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

Postby falbader » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:54 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:It's exciting that they're interviewing earlier than last year. I don't know why.


A lot of schools seem to be moving faster this year than last year!

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

Postby charlie.black » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:55 pm

JS1 :D :D Kinda unreal. Is it bad if my hands are already shaking a bit?

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:02 pm

Congrats to all the JS1s! I'm jelly 8)

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:03 pm

charlie.black wrote:JS1 :D :D Kinda unreal. Is it bad if my hands are already shaking a bit?


Mine would be!

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:20 pm

Interview Help: Advice from last year

pacifica wrote:Had interview with KB today. Don't think I did too hot . Started with specific law school Qs related to my background, which I thought I did well on, but when it got to general questions like "proudest accomplishment," I probably sounded quite vague (and/or repetitive) to her because I was very hesitant about regurgitating my resume, so I went with general themes instead. She was super nice and very pleasant to talk to though. 14 minutes total, about half was her asking Qs, and half me asking Qs.

Best of luck to everyone awaiting! Hope I was helpful. Might be a loooong wait for me for a JS2/KB2 if I get one at all...


Legendary Lavitz wrote:Also just finished my interview but it was with KB--who is pretty awesome herself.

Questions I remember her asking:

"Tell me about your job."

"How have your experiences at that job informed your decision to go to law school?"

"What are you looking forward to at Harvard?"

"Is there a particular area of study you find most attractive?"

"What do you think your greatest challenge would be at Harvard?"

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?"

"What do you envision a successful career for yourself would look like?"

"Is there anything you were hoping I would ask? In other words, is there anything not in your app that you'd like us to know about you?"

"Do you have any questions for me?" (Asked her like 4 questions)

Interview lasted about 14:30.


I asked about:

0L Summer Research Assistant positions

The accessibility of the professors

How the clinics compare to those of other schools

How I would fit in given that I don't come from an "elite" undergrad

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

Postby Robert_Bert » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:25 pm

Congrats! Wonder what the stats are?

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:43 pm

Those of you with JS1s, how early in the cycle did you apply? Sorry we're bombarding you with questions, but you get what you sign up for here.

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

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:45 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:Those of you with JS1s, how early in the cycle did you apply? Sorry we're bombarding you with questions, but you get what you sign up for here.


whoa, you didn't get one? I thought that with your stats you'd have one for sure. Or did you just apply recently?

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

Postby charlie.black » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:47 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:Those of you with JS1s, how early in the cycle did you apply? Sorry we're bombarding you with questions, but you get what you sign up for here.


I applied the night it opened, went complete 10/1.

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

Postby oxie » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:50 pm

Congrats on the JS1s!

Any info about when they're going to start conducting the interviews?

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:02 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:Those of you with JS1s, how early in the cycle did you apply? Sorry we're bombarding you with questions, but you get what you sign up for here.


whoa, you didn't get one? I thought that with your stats you'd have one for sure. Or did you just apply recently?

Haha no. I only applied within the last two weeks and Harvard says they go roughly in order of submission. I did go complete today though.

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

Postby Typhoon24 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:13 pm

Lol this feels like the golden ticket hype from Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

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

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:18 pm

Typhoon24 wrote:Lol this feels like the golden ticket hype from Charlie and the Chocolate factory.


And we're all Veruca Salt: I want it now!!!!!!!

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

Postby crazyrobin » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:37 pm

Js1 as well.

Applied 9/15 completed 10/1

# in LSN

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

Postby winenot » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:18 pm

By "went complete", are people referring to the date that they got an "application complete" email or the date that the status on the status checker changed to "Application Complete"?

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

Postby crazyrobin » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:24 pm

winenot wrote:By "went complete", are people referring to the date that they got an "application complete" email or the date that the status on the status checker changed to "Application Complete"?

Status checker.
I got the completion email couple days ago.
10/10 or so :?:

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

Postby winenot » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:26 pm

crazyrobin wrote:
winenot wrote:By "went complete", are people referring to the date that they got an "application complete" email or the date that the status on the status checker changed to "Application Complete"?

Status checker.
I got the completion email couple days ago.
10/10 or so :?:


Thanks for the clarification! Guess I didn't make the cut? Mine went complete end of September :/

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:47 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
Typhoon24 wrote:Lol this feels like the golden ticket hype from Charlie and the Chocolate factory.


And we're all Veruca Salt: I want it now!!!!!!!


+1




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