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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:28 am
by Kobaine51
JS1 tomorrow morning, I think I have a good feel for the kind of questions that I'll be answering but I wonder what kind of questions people have asked the interviewer? I have a pretty good idea of what I want to ask, but I want to get a feel for the topics others have touched upon.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:31 am
by malleus discentium
Kobaine51 wrote:JS1 tomorrow morning, I think I have a good feel for the kind of questions that I'll be answering but I wonder what kind of questions people have asked the interviewer? I have a pretty good idea of what I want to ask, but I want to get a feel for the topics others have touched upon.

I'm planning to ask about SPIF and deferrals.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:36 am
by Kimikho
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
scoobers wrote:
MrMileyCyrus wrote:
2) I don't think there's a stereotype that could fit the majority of JS1 invitees (other than maybe intelligent). But I will say this: I doubt a lot of those interviewed are "nervous academic types." We've all been through four years of college and most of us have had some work experience, even if only just internships or something. Most JS1 candidates have had many interviews. So we're dealing with a bright, well-spoken group of people.


For my sake I hope not :(


ditto. man did i come off like a dolt on my interview.


If I was a sim that would one of my characteristics right there.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:37 am
by HorseThief
Kobaine51 wrote:JS1 tomorrow morning, I think I have a good feel for the kind of questions that I'll be answering but I wonder what kind of questions people have asked the interviewer? I have a pretty good idea of what I want to ask, but I want to get a feel for the topics others have touched upon.


I asked about the specific process for getting into clinics and how difficult it is to get the exact one you want. You could also ask about on-campus jobs- is it impacted by grants, are 1L's eligible, etc.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:51 am
by Kobaine51
HorseThief wrote:
Kobaine51 wrote:JS1 tomorrow morning, I think I have a good feel for the kind of questions that I'll be answering but I wonder what kind of questions people have asked the interviewer? I have a pretty good idea of what I want to ask, but I want to get a feel for the topics others have touched upon.


I asked about the specific process for getting into clinics and how difficult it is to get the exact one you want. You could also ask about on-campus jobs- is it impacted by grants, are 1L's eligible, etc.


My thought is that anything concrete is publicly available somewhere, and so zeitgeisty questions might be more useful - does this violate conventional wisdom?

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:00 am
by wtrc
Kobaine51 wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
Kobaine51 wrote:JS1 tomorrow morning, I think I have a good feel for the kind of questions that I'll be answering but I wonder what kind of questions people have asked the interviewer? I have a pretty good idea of what I want to ask, but I want to get a feel for the topics others have touched upon.


I asked about the specific process for getting into clinics and how difficult it is to get the exact one you want. You could also ask about on-campus jobs- is it impacted by grants, are 1L's eligible, etc.


My thought is that anything concrete is publicly available somewhere, and so zeitgeisty questions might be more useful - does this violate conventional wisdom?


I asked about the international study program (during breaks, some HLS students travel); starting a new student org; and something else that I forget at this late hour. Go for something you are legitimately interested in, isn't really obvious, and shows interest and research in the school.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:23 am
by aldiddy
Anyone else submit early and not get a ding/JS1?

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:24 am
by teenybean
aldiddy wrote:Anyone else submit super early and not get a ding/JS1?.


Yupp! Submitted in late September, non-urm. I'm at their 75% for gpa, and around 25% for LSAT...nothing

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:05 am
by t14splitter
teenybean wrote:
aldiddy wrote:Anyone else submit super early and not get a ding/JS1?.


Yupp! Submitted in late September, non-urm. I'm at their 75% for gpa, and around 25% for LSAT...nothing


I'm in the same place.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:55 am
by rseaney
lawschool22 wrote:
rseaney wrote:
drawstring wrote:Seems not.

I got my JS1 three days after going complete and haven't heard back since a November interview. Others got their JS1 invite several weeks after going complete and have been accepted.



i'm in almost the exact same position. I think LS22's is similar as well. I expect that we're functionally being held, if not nominally.


I'm not sure if we're quite comparable to a "hold" or not, as most people who received holds last year did not get JS1s.



oh ok fair point. but still, it seems we're being "held" -- so to speak -- while they compare us to the rest of the applicant pool. the fact that they're accepting apps until march makes me nervous that way

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:48 am
by lawschool22
rseaney wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
rseaney wrote:
drawstring wrote:Seems not.

I got my JS1 three days after going complete and haven't heard back since a November interview. Others got their JS1 invite several weeks after going complete and have been accepted.



i'm in almost the exact same position. I think LS22's is similar as well. I expect that we're functionally being held, if not nominally.


I'm not sure if we're quite comparable to a "hold" or not, as most people who received holds last year did not get JS1s.



oh ok fair point. but still, it seems we're being "held" -- so to speak -- while they compare us to the rest of the applicant pool. the fact that they're accepting apps until march makes me nervous that way


Well yeah I mean that's what every school is doing with your app until a decision is made.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:50 am
by Pau.C.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:09 am
by aldiddy
The lack of decision shouldn't give me any hope, but I admit that it does. :oops:

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:11 am
by gbelle
aldiddy wrote:The lack of decision shouldn't give me any hope, but I admit that it does. :oops:


+1

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:25 am
by kathj06
gbelle wrote:
aldiddy wrote:The lack of decision shouldn't give me any hope, but I admit that it does. :oops:


+1


Ditto. In my case they are just postponing the inevitable. To make an incredibly overwrought/melodramatic analogy, it's like surviving Day 1 of the Hunger Games but knowing that I won't win!

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:49 am
by gbelle
kathj06 wrote:
gbelle wrote:
aldiddy wrote:The lack of decision shouldn't give me any hope, but I admit that it does. :oops:


+1


Ditto. In my case they are just postponing the inevitable. To make an incredibly overwrought/melodramatic analogy, it's like surviving Day 1 of the Hunger Games but knowing that I won't win!


I can completely relate. I definitely am surprised I wasn't rejected outright in the last batch. I've never had a glimmer of hope until now..

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:09 pm
by NoDayButToday
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:14 pm
by kathj06
Haha nice--hopefully your avatar is a good omen!

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:16 pm
by NoDayButToday
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:21 pm
by aldiddy
I'm probably the old lady in Catching Fire.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:35 pm
by yomisterd
Went Complete today, submitted 1/07 and acknowledge 1/08. Now for the wait on the JS1/ding. The spreadsheet should tell me the wait to expect for a JS1 right?

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:35 pm
by lawschool22
yomisterd wrote:Went Complete today, submitted 1/07 and acknowledge 1/08. Now for the wait on the JS1/ding. The spreadsheet should tell me the wait to expect for a JS1 right?


Yep

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:56 pm
by mandyjay11
complete today as well Submit 1/2, Acknowledged 1/6.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:13 pm
by paglababa
Cmon GUYZ. Need more NYC admits to come play w/ us at the H C/O 2017 meetups....

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

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:07 pm
by ShrimpToastMasters
paglababa wrote:Cmon GUYZ. Need more NYC admits to come play w/ us at the H C/O 2017 meetups....


Umm - obvs would be happy to join...if I could speed up/guarantee a JS2 for myself, believe me, I would :P