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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:58 am

when was your JS1 invitation vs. JS1 interview ?

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

Postby IrishJew » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:19 am

Mort_the_Tort wrote:when was your JS1 invitation vs. JS1 interview ?


As Mr. De Niro says: "You talkin' to me?"

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

Postby Ren » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:10 pm

My JS1 interview is tomorrow and I haven't been added by anyone on skype. Should I be concerned? Also is there any way for me to know who I will be interviewing with/what their interview style is?

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:12 pm

Ren wrote:My JS1 interview is tomorrow and I haven't been added by anyone on skype. Should I be concerned? Also is there any way for me to know who I will be interviewing with/what their interview style is?


You should be added later today.

No way to know who you'll be interviewing with until they pop up. As to "style," I'll leave that up to others to answer. I haven't seen much on differences between interviewers, and that's possibly because the differences aren't that significant.

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

Postby Ren » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:14 pm

Thanks BOM! So I should just prepare for generic "Why Harvard? "Why law?" "Tell us about work" questions?

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

Postby jingosaur » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:26 pm

Ren wrote:Thanks BOM! So I should just prepare for generic "Why Harvard? "Why law?" "Tell us about work" questions?


Those are the kinds of questions that I got. Also have 2 questions to ask them.

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

Postby heythatslife » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:27 pm

Ren wrote:So I should just prepare for generic "Why Harvard? "Why law?" "Tell us about work" questions?

If my experience is anything to go by, the questions are fairly predictable. I don't recall seeing mentions of curveballs on this thread or the general interview thread created some time ago.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:27 pm

Ren wrote:Thanks BOM! So I should just prepare for generic "Why Harvard? "Why law?" "Tell us about work" questions?


If you have work experience much of the focus will be on that. There will be a bit of "why law/what do you want to do with your JD" sort of thing. It will seem to go by very fast. Also, make sure you have a good set of thoughtful questions ready to go at the end, since they'll leave about 5 minutes for your questions.

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

Postby tls2175 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:38 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Ren wrote:Thanks BOM! So I should just prepare for generic "Why Harvard? "Why law?" "Tell us about work" questions?


If you have work experience much of the focus will be on that. There will be a bit of "why law/what do you want to do with your JD" sort of thing. It will seem to go by very fast. Also, make sure you have a good set of thoughtful questions ready to go at the end, since they'll leave about 5 minutes for your questions.

+1 to everyone's advice above.

Also, I have been out of school for a few years and was asked what I think the hardest part about going back to school will be.

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:56 pm

yes to Irish Jew

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

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:00 pm

So looking at the H spreadsheet, it looks like only 1 172 has been admitted so far. Is that correct?

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

Postby Ren » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:00 pm

I don't post here often, but ya'll on TLS are the best... just sayin'

Here's to hoping all of us get some good news asap!

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

Postby yankihote » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:01 pm

Had JS1 today. PM for any questions.

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

Postby lawbeahs » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:10 pm

Nooblarzlarz wrote:So looking at the H spreadsheet, it looks like only 1 172 has been admitted so far. Is that correct?


If true, this would make me incredibly, albeit irrationally, happy, thinking that they are saving all 172s for a huge, and imminent, wave of JS2s.

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

Postby IrishJew » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:13 pm

Mort_the_Tort wrote:when was your JS1 invitation vs. JS1 interview ?


My application was complete mid-November. I got my invitation the last week of November and had my interview on 12/11.

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

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:19 pm

lawbeahs wrote:
Nooblarzlarz wrote:So looking at the H spreadsheet, it looks like only 1 172 has been admitted so far. Is that correct?


If true, this would make me incredibly, albeit irrationally, happy, thinking that they are saving all 172s for a huge, and imminent, wave of JS2s.


Hate to rain on your parade, but there are 5 on LSN thus far

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

Postby paglababa » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:19 pm

JS2s this friday guys.

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

Postby Gary » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:22 pm

paglababa wrote:JS2s this friday guys.

Guessing?

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

Postby Mort_the_Tort » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:22 pm

sounds like a lot of us

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

Postby midwest17 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:36 pm

Gary wrote:
paglababa wrote:JS2s this friday guys.

Guessing?


paglababa is clearly JS

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

Postby yankihote » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:42 pm

Quick Question: For those who have had JS1s, how did your interviewer end the conversation? (i.e. We"ll get back to you soon, etc.)

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:45 pm

yankihote wrote:Quick Question: For those who have had JS1s, how did your interviewer end the conversation? (i.e. We"ll get back to you soon, etc.)


Something like "Thank you very much for taking the time to meet with me and talk today, I really appreciated getting to meet face to face. Have a wonderful day."

Definitely not "Well, I'll let you know by Friday! You did great! hth"

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

Postby yankihote » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:48 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
yankihote wrote:Quick Question: For those who have had JS1s, how did your interviewer end the conversation? (i.e. We"ll get back to you soon, etc.)


Something like "Thank you very much for taking the time to meet with me and talk today, I really appreciated getting to meet face to face. Have a wonderful day."

Definitely not "Well, I'll let you know by Friday! You did great! hth"


If only. Mine was more like "We look forward to getting back to you later in the cycle."

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

Postby koalacity » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:50 pm

midwest17 wrote:
Gary wrote:
paglababa wrote:JS2s this friday guys.

Guessing?


paglababa is clearly JS

Even better plot twist: ls22 is JS and the real motive behind the spreadsheets was to stay apprised of what other schools are up to this cycle.

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

Postby mandyjay11 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:51 pm

Checking in! I applied late so it'll be a miracle if they even read my app haha




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