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 lawschool22 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:47 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
Leo wrote:I liked this thread better when it was poetic.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=214072&start=3725


I liked this thread better when it had JS2s happening in it.


+1

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

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:55 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
Leo wrote:I liked this thread better when it was poetic.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=214072&start=3725


I liked this thread better when it had JS2s happening in it.


+1


+1

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

Postby malleus discentium » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:00 pm

ShrimpToastMasters wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
Leo wrote:I liked this thread better when it was poetic.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=214072&start=3725


I liked this thread better when it had JS2s happening in it.


+1


+1

Seriously. I had no idea the suffering that this thread held until now that I've had my JS1 and am in the same boat as the rest of you :?

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

Postby nothingtosee » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:13 pm

JS was interviewing today. How do we read these tea leaves vis a vis JS2 potential?

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

Postby rseaney » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:14 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
Leo wrote:I liked this thread better when it was poetic.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=214072&start=3725


I liked this thread better when it had JS2s happening in it.




+1

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

Postby pokemonsters » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:34 pm

So nothing today. Any chance for tomorrow, or are the tea leaves suggesting next week?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:41 pm

pokemonsters wrote:So nothing today. Any chance for tomorrow, or are the tea leaves suggesting next week?


Tbh I have no idea, but would be surprised if we didn't see a few more acceptances before January comes to a close. But by the same token I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't. Jessica's blog post makes me feel like they are taking a little more time this year than they have in past cycles, and they are aware of it on some level.

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

Postby Cigar Galaxy » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:17 pm

Hello, I was reading through this thread, but I couldn't find a definitive answer. Is the new March 1st deadline for everyone or just for those who took the February LSAT? I sat for it in October.

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

Postby Gary » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:18 pm

Are other people under the impression that the majority of December JS1s ITT are still waiting for a decision?

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

Postby isaiah1992 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:20 pm

Gary wrote:Are other people under the impression that the majority of December JS1s ITT are still waiting for a decision?


I am. Early December JS1. Maybe its just false hope though :/

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:21 pm

Gary wrote:Are other people under the impression that the majority of December JS1s ITT are still waiting for a decision?


I'm an early Dec. JS1 still waiting.

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

Postby stephenholder » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:24 pm

Gary wrote:Are other people under the impression that the majority of December JS1s ITT are still waiting for a decision?


Another early December JS1/waiter

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

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:28 pm

Gary, I have been tracking in my own little spreadsheet every time that someone has posted receiving a JS1 in this thread and then marking when they received their JS2. Here's the breakdown:

-JS1 Received in Oct: 36 JS2 Received: 31
-JS1 Received in Nov: 35 JS2 Received: 22
-JS1 Received in Dec: 23 JS2 Received: 6


I know this information (and much more) is available in the spreadsheet that LS22 has as well. A similar analysis could be done on the master spreadsheet though, and I bet you'd come up with similar results.

I think this shows us that December JS1s will still get JS2s and probably some from November as time goes on as well.

HTH

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:29 pm

Gary wrote:Are other people under the impression that the majority of December JS1s ITT are still waiting for a decision?


I really think it's not false hope, to some degree. I think they didn't really get to us for the most part.

I'm counting myself for two (myself and a friend who also interviewed in December).

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:35 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Gary, I have been tracking in my own little spreadsheet every time that someone has posted receiving a JS1 in this thread and then marking when they received their JS2. Here's the breakdown:

-JS1 Received in Oct: 36 JS2 Received: 31
-JS1 Received in Nov: 35 JS2 Received: 22
-JS1 Received in Dec: 23 JS2 Received: 6


I know this information (and much more) is available in the spreadsheet that LS22 has as well. A similar analysis could be done on the master spreadsheet though, and I bet you'd come up with similar results.

I think this shows us that December JS1s will still get JS2s and probably some from November as time goes on as well. HTH


I hope so :D

JS, please give us November guys another shot and hook my December friends up with some JS2s. Thx.

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

Postby Gary » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:41 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Gary, I have been tracking in my own little spreadsheet every time that someone has posted receiving a JS1 in this thread and then marking when they received their JS2. Here's the breakdown:

-JS1 Received in Oct: 36 JS2 Received: 31
-JS1 Received in Nov: 35 JS2 Received: 22
-JS1 Received in Dec: 23 JS2 Received: 6


I know this information (and much more) is available in the spreadsheet that LS22 has as well. A similar analysis could be done on the master spreadsheet though, and I bet you'd come up with similar results.

I think this shows us that December JS1s will still get JS2s and probably some from November as time goes on as well.

HTH


Wow, thanks so much for this lastsamurai!! I completely thought that I was out of luck after the late Dec/ mid Jan waves. Let's hope for something tomorrow then

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:47 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Gary, I have been tracking in my own little spreadsheet every time that someone has posted receiving a JS1 in this thread and then marking when they received their JS2. Here's the breakdown:

-JS1 Received in Oct: 36 JS2 Received: 31
-JS1 Received in Nov: 35 JS2 Received: 22
-JS1 Received in Dec: 23 JS2 Received: 6


I know this information (and much more) is available in the spreadsheet that LS22 has as well. A similar analysis could be done on the master spreadsheet though, and I bet you'd come up with similar results.

I think this shows us that December JS1s will still get JS2s and probably some from November as time goes on as well.

HTH


Thank you for this - that certainly rekindles my hope a bit. Maybe I should build this functionality into the spreadsheet, so it would automatically group acceptances by JS1 month.

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

Postby residentemma » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:40 pm

drawstring wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:Gary, I have been tracking in my own little spreadsheet every time that someone has posted receiving a JS1 in this thread and then marking when they received their JS2. Here's the breakdown:

-JS1 Received in Oct: 36 JS2 Received: 31
-JS1 Received in Nov: 35 JS2 Received: 22
-JS1 Received in Dec: 23 JS2 Received: 6


I know this information (and much more) is available in the spreadsheet that LS22 has as well. A similar analysis could be done on the master spreadsheet though, and I bet you'd come up with similar results.

I think this shows us that December JS1s will still get JS2s and probably some from November as time goes on as well. HTH


I hope so :D

JS, please give us November guys another shot and hook my December friends up with some JS2s. Thx.


Rooting for you drawstring! Sorry your wait has been so lamely long

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:03 pm

Thanks Emma!

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

Postby PotenC » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:15 pm

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

Postby cee cee » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:26 pm

Had my JS1. It was the friendliest, most easygoing interview I've ever had. It was actually FUN. To those who have yet to interview, don't despair. I actually didn't get asked why Harvard or why law, which I don't think is typical. She just asked me about things that I'd done or things on my app/resume and let me talk about them, which was awesome.

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

Postby China Spy » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:54 pm

All this talk about JS1 and JS2 and I'm just waiting to get my JS0.

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

Postby lawschoolwannabee123 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:09 pm

I had my JS1 recently (in the last two weeks), and JS barely asked about my resume at all. All of her questions were broad and almost philosophical? For instance, she asked me to describe my version of the ideal Harvard community... which I sort of interpreted as a "Why Harvard?"-ish question? It felt pretty "interview-ee" to me, so seeing all these "it was soooo awesome and great!" comments is making a little nervous that they are more apprehensive about my app or something. Did anyone else feel like it wasn't the chillest thing ever? There's obviously nothing I can do about it now, guess I'll just have to see what happens...

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

Postby kershka » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:11 pm

lawschoolwannabee123 wrote:I had my JS1 recently (in the last two weeks), and JS barely asked about my resume at all. All of her questions were broad and almost philosophical? For instance, she asked me to describe my version of the ideal Harvard community... which I sort of interpreted as a "Why Harvard?"-ish question? It felt pretty "interview-ee" to me, so seeing all these "it was soooo awesome and great!" comments is making a little nervous that they are more apprehensive about my app or something. Did anyone else feel like it wasn't the chillest thing ever? There's obviously nothing I can do about it now, guess I'll just have to see what happens...

Plenty of us felt the same way you do. And that includes many of us who have gotten JS2s. FWIW, I know myself and at least two other individuals with JS2s had a mix of resume and more general, interview-like questions. You'll be fine.

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:12 pm

Ya, I wouldn't describe mine as chill and my interviewer (not JS) didn't seem bubbly and conversational like many people seem to have found theirs. Not that they were unpleasant or anything, but it wasn't the totally affable and relaxed experience that many have described.




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