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
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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 wtrc » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:36 pm

malleus discentium wrote:
NYU_Ugrad_Paralegal wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:Just had my JS1. Loved it! The interviewer and I just riffed on my thesis for 10 minutes and then I told her how much I love social-enterprise work.

It was really conversational and whether or not I get in, I was so happy to be part of the process!

Btw, I could read back in the thread but since the HLS thread is 225 pages of a continuous stream of TLS-consciousness, I'd rather just ask: what's the turnaround from interview to decision?



Also just had my JS1 and can echo the same sentiments! JS is really nice and engaging. Despite the posts on this thread, the questions we discussed were more generic, e.g. "Why Harvard?", "What are the three characteristics you would hope for most in your peers at Harvard?", "What is your job like day-to-day?", "What specific subject areas are you interested in?", etc etc. Didn't really touch on my PS or DS. Overall felt good, lasted around ~20 minutes. Whether or not I get in, I'm honored just to be considered. Feel free to PM me for any other questions.

She asked you why Harvard? What did you say? Did you just laugh? I honestly don't know how I would answer that question :P


Namedrop some Professors. There are so many amazing ones to choose from. Namedrop a clinic or program. Talk about Boston. Intellectual history and community. Separate yourself from the "IT'S FUCKING HARVARD!!!" folks :).

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:36 pm

Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)

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

Postby wtrc » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:37 pm

a.sleepyhead wrote:Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)


This is how it started last time. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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

Postby midwest17 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:38 pm

a.sleepyhead wrote:Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)


Ask your friend how much of a troll this friend of a friend is.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:38 pm

wtrc wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)


This is how it started last time. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


please let it be so

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:38 pm

midwest17 wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)


Ask your friend how much of a troll this friend of a friend is.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby midwest17 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:39 pm

Nothing on LSN yet.

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

Postby Howl » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:39 pm

Could it be that Stanford and Harvard calls are going out on the same day? Whoo boy. Could it be?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:40 pm

a.sleepyhead wrote:Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)


How much do you trust this friend? Also please get as many details from this friend as possible.

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:40 pm

midwest17 wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)


Ask your friend how much of a troll this friend of a friend is.


Not necessarily much of a troll (little bit of an idiot). He had his JS1 sometime over break.

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

Postby midwest17 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:41 pm

a.sleepyhead wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)


Ask your friend how much of a troll this friend of a friend is.


Not necessarily much of a troll (little bit of an idiot). He had his JS1 sometime over break.


Is it possible he hasn't checked his voicemail since 1/17? ;)

ETA: forgot 1/17 was just JSNo, not JS2.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:41 pm

a.sleepyhead wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)


Ask your friend how much of a troll this friend of a friend is.


Not necessarily much of a troll (little bit of an idiot). He had his JS1 sometime over break.


I love that HLS is admitting a guy who's a "little bit of an idiot.'" :D Not that we aren't all a little bit idiotic :)

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

Postby selden » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:45 pm

I'm sure this has been addressed somewhere, but I couldn't find it on "What to Expect When You're Expecting", so I thought it would be worth re-asking: how quickly is the status checker updated after a call/email occurs? Is it like Michigan, where the checker is the leading indicator, or Columbia, where the checker might as well not exist?

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:45 pm

midwest17 wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)


Ask your friend how much of a troll this friend of a friend is.


Not necessarily much of a troll (little bit of an idiot). He had his JS1 sometime over break.


Is it possible he hasn't checked his voicemail since 1/17? ;)

ETA: forgot 1/17 was just JSNo, not JS2.


No, he's very much the "post on FB while on the phone with JS" kind of guy.

(Obvs I can't vouch for him, just a friend of a friend)
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:47 pm

selden wrote:I'm sure this has been addressed somewhere, but I couldn't find it on "What to Expect When You're Expecting", so I thought it would be worth re-asking: how quickly is the status checker updated after a call/email occurs? Is it like Michigan, where the checker is the leading indicator, or Columbia, where the checker might as well not exist?


Mine changed about 6 hours after my call.

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:48 pm

Maybe he did get a call, but JS is legit sticking to her blog post and just calling people at the moment of the decision.

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

Postby midwest17 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:49 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:Maybe he did get a call, but JS is legit sticking to her blog post and just calling people at the moment of the decision.


She saw us trying to predict waves, decided to mix it up.

JS be trollin'

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:50 pm

midwest17 wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:Maybe he did get a call, but JS is legit sticking to her blog post and just calling people at the moment of the decision.


She saw us trying to predict waves, decided to mix it up.

JS be trollin'


That's what I'm thinking...she heard us say "oh they're on track, probably no waves this week," and was like....oh really, well we'll see about that, TLS :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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

Postby Howl » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:51 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:Maybe he did get a call, but JS is legit sticking to her blog post and just calling people at the moment of the decision.


She saw us trying to predict waves, decided to mix it up.

JS be trollin'


That's what I'm thinking...she heard us say "oh they're on track, probably no waves this week," and was like....oh really, well we'll see about that, TLS :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby sup_stan » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:51 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:Maybe he did get a call, but JS is legit sticking to her blog post and just calling people at the moment of the decision.



This would jive with there only being two admits on TLS on Tuesday. Does that mean JS2 will not be wave-like from this point on....

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

Postby midwest17 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:51 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:Maybe he did get a call, but JS is legit sticking to her blog post and just calling people at the moment of the decision.


She saw us trying to predict waves, decided to mix it up.

JS be trollin'


That's what I'm thinking...she heard us say "oh they're on track, probably no waves this week," and was like....oh really, well we'll see about that, TLS :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


The solution is clearly for everyone to start talking about how there isn't going to be a large wave today, and then she'll have a big wave to make us wrong. :D

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

Postby NYU_Ugrad_Paralegal » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:53 pm

malleus discentium wrote:
NYU_Ugrad_Paralegal wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:Just had my JS1. Loved it! The interviewer and I just riffed on my thesis for 10 minutes and then I told her how much I love social-enterprise work.

It was really conversational and whether or not I get in, I was so happy to be part of the process!

Btw, I could read back in the thread but since the HLS thread is 225 pages of a continuous stream of TLS-consciousness, I'd rather just ask: what's the turnaround from interview to decision?



Also just had my JS1 and can echo the same sentiments! JS is really nice and engaging. Despite the posts on this thread, the questions we discussed were more generic, e.g. "Why Harvard?", "What are the three characteristics you would hope for most in your peers at Harvard?", "What is your job like day-to-day?", "What specific subject areas are you interested in?", etc etc. Didn't really touch on my PS or DS. Overall felt good, lasted around ~20 minutes. Whether or not I get in, I'm honored just to be considered. Feel free to PM me for any other questions.

She asked you why Harvard? What did you say? Did you just laugh? I honestly don't know how I would answer that question :P



I responded to this but it didn't post for some reason. It does seem like a funny question to try and answer at first, but the reality is that you should have legitimate reasons other than prestige for choosing Harvard. If you're good enough for Harvard, you're probably good enough for all of the other great schools that fall around it. For me, Harvard stands out as a leader in P.I., has some amazing clinics and profs, and an INCREDIBLE loan repayment program. I spoke about the first two in my interview, and I also mentioned that I felt drawn by what I anticipate to be an incredible student body.

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

Postby tlsaccount666 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:57 pm

Can confirm, received JS2 today. JS1 a month ago.

a.sleepyhead wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)


Ask your friend how much of a troll this friend of a friend is.


Not necessarily much of a troll (little bit of an idiot). He had his JS1 sometime over break.


Yo who thinks I'm a little bit of an idiot? Completely valid criticism, though.

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

Postby midwest17 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:58 pm

tlsaccount666 wrote:Can confirm, received JS2 today. JS1 a month ago.

a.sleepyhead wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)


Ask your friend how much of a troll this friend of a friend is.


Not necessarily much of a troll (little bit of an idiot). He had his JS1 sometime over break.


Yo who thinks I'm a little bit of an idiot? Completely valid criticism, though.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:58 pm

tlsaccount666 wrote:Can confirm, received JS2 today. JS1 a month ago.

a.sleepyhead wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
a.sleepyhead wrote:Friend of a friend just posted "Accepted to Harvard Law" on FB 22 minutes ago. (??!??)


Ask your friend how much of a troll this friend of a friend is.


Not necessarily much of a troll (little bit of an idiot). He had his JS1 sometime over break.


Yo who thinks I'm a little bit of an idiot? Completely valid criticism, though.


i'm willing to believe this because lol
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