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 Black_Swan » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:33 pm

TripTrip wrote:They didn't like that I was publicly comparing offers from their school and another. They recommended that I get advice from them instead. The sentiment varies depending on the admissions office, however. I had a conversation with HLS once I got here (HLS was not the school that outed me) and they expressed sympathy to where I was coming from and understood the value of research and second opinions when you have little in the way of IRL relationships with lawyers. That doesn't mean you should be cavalier online, but don't stop using technology because you're scared, either. It's the same rule as you'll have for the rest of your legal career: write as if everyone knows who you are and will read what you write and you'll be fine.

Also, for those who are worried about being outed on TLS: the school didn't out me from my numbers or my profile or anything like that. I emailed the admissions office to ask a question and posted the two line response in that school's thread. It didn't require any dot-connecting to figure out who I was; the admissions officer who emailed me read the post.


To the school's credit I always find it weird when some posters copy and paste content of email with schools on TLS (Unless it is a generic content). I can see adcoms avoiding to do certain things that could actually help/benefit an applicant (eg an exception or sth) just out of fear that it would be on the internet the next morning. Like the poster said we need to be careful, especially when posting in school's threads.

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

Postby HorseThief » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:51 pm

Cigar Galaxy wrote: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.


I believe it is for everyone.
HLS wrote:Application Deadline: MARCH 1, 2014. The application deadline has been changed for the 2013-2014 admissions cycle.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/jd/apply/the-application-process/the-application-checklist.html

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:33 am

How do you see the results of the survey? After I filled it just thanked me an moved on.

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:37 am

Black_Swan wrote:
TripTrip wrote:They didn't like that I was publicly comparing offers from their school and another. They recommended that I get advice from them instead. The sentiment varies depending on the admissions office, however. I had a conversation with HLS once I got here (HLS was not the school that outed me) and they expressed sympathy to where I was coming from and understood the value of research and second opinions when you have little in the way of IRL relationships with lawyers. That doesn't mean you should be cavalier online, but don't stop using technology because you're scared, either. It's the same rule as you'll have for the rest of your legal career: write as if everyone knows who you are and will read what you write and you'll be fine.

Also, for those who are worried about being outed on TLS: the school didn't out me from my numbers or my profile or anything like that. I emailed the admissions office to ask a question and posted the two line response in that school's thread. It didn't require any dot-connecting to figure out who I was; the admissions officer who emailed me read the post.


To the school's credit I always find it weird when some posters copy and paste content of email with schools on TLS (Unless it is a generic content). I can see adcoms avoiding to do certain things that could actually help/benefit an applicant (eg an exception or sth) just out of fear that it would be on the internet the next morning. Like the poster said we need to be careful, especially when posting in school's threads.

Certainly that would make sense. However, the school didn't care at all that I had quoted something they said (it was a very mundane response), only that I would be so public about my scholarship offers. Mostly because other students did not get such good offers, and they didn't want the other admits to see mine. (Full tuition scholarship + COL stipend.)

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:52 am

for old time's sake:

Mort_the_Tort wrote:¿ today ?

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

Postby Sirs_LMNOPQRS » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:07 am

TripTrip wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:
TripTrip wrote:They didn't like that I was publicly comparing offers from their school and another. They recommended that I get advice from them instead. The sentiment varies depending on the admissions office, however. I had a conversation with HLS once I got here (HLS was not the school that outed me) and they expressed sympathy to where I was coming from and understood the value of research and second opinions when you have little in the way of IRL relationships with lawyers. That doesn't mean you should be cavalier online, but don't stop using technology because you're scared, either. It's the same rule as you'll have for the rest of your legal career: write as if everyone knows who you are and will read what you write and you'll be fine.

Also, for those who are worried about being outed on TLS: the school didn't out me from my numbers or my profile or anything like that. I emailed the admissions office to ask a question and posted the two line response in that school's thread. It didn't require any dot-connecting to figure out who I was; the admissions officer who emailed me read the post.


To the school's credit I always find it weird when some posters copy and paste content of email with schools on TLS (Unless it is a generic content). I can see adcoms avoiding to do certain things that could actually help/benefit an applicant (eg an exception or sth) just out of fear that it would be on the internet the next morning. Like the poster said we need to be careful, especially when posting in school's threads.

Certainly that would make sense. However, the school didn't care at all that I had quoted something they said (it was a very mundane response), only that I would be so public about my scholarship offers. Mostly because other students did not get such good offers, and they didn't want the other admits to see mine. (Full tuition scholarship + COL stipend.)


This forum is full of people posting their scholarship offers. If there's no confidentiality blurb in the email, then how does the adcomm justify his/her argument?

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:10 am

Sirs_LMNOPQRS wrote:This forum is full of people posting their scholarship offers. If there's no confidentiality blurb in the email, then how does the adcomm justify his/her argument?

I guess they just don't like the idea of applicants being able to talk to each other and share experiences.

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

Postby HorseThief » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:43 am

TripTrip wrote:
Sirs_LMNOPQRS wrote:This forum is full of people posting their scholarship offers. If there's no confidentiality blurb in the email, then how does the adcomm justify his/her argument?

I guess they just don't like the idea of applicants being able to talk to each other and share experiences.


If some school retracted their admission because I talked to other 0L's, I would tell them that I wouldn't want to be a member of a school without a strong sense of community, where students are helpful to each other and open about their experiences. If anything, you dodged a bullet.

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

Postby midwest17 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:44 am

TripTrip wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:
TripTrip wrote:They didn't like that I was publicly comparing offers from their school and another. They recommended that I get advice from them instead. The sentiment varies depending on the admissions office, however. I had a conversation with HLS once I got here (HLS was not the school that outed me) and they expressed sympathy to where I was coming from and understood the value of research and second opinions when you have little in the way of IRL relationships with lawyers. That doesn't mean you should be cavalier online, but don't stop using technology because you're scared, either. It's the same rule as you'll have for the rest of your legal career: write as if everyone knows who you are and will read what you write and you'll be fine.

Also, for those who are worried about being outed on TLS: the school didn't out me from my numbers or my profile or anything like that. I emailed the admissions office to ask a question and posted the two line response in that school's thread. It didn't require any dot-connecting to figure out who I was; the admissions officer who emailed me read the post.


To the school's credit I always find it weird when some posters copy and paste content of email with schools on TLS (Unless it is a generic content). I can see adcoms avoiding to do certain things that could actually help/benefit an applicant (eg an exception or sth) just out of fear that it would be on the internet the next morning. Like the poster said we need to be careful, especially when posting in school's threads.

Certainly that would make sense. However, the school didn't care at all that I had quoted something they said (it was a very mundane response), only that I would be so public about my scholarship offers. Mostly because other students did not get such good offers, and they didn't want the other admits to see mine. (Full tuition scholarship + COL stipend.)


Aren't they required to disclose the levels of financial support their students receive anyways?

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

Postby August Wilson » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:06 am

They probably just don't want a situation where you have two guys with the same stats and one gets a pretty substantial scholly and the other gets much less or nothing at all.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:16 am

It's just like any other market. Once consumers begin to have access to more information, the producers don't like it because it tends to put downward pressure on prices. But it makes the market efficient and is better for us :)

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

Postby pokemonsters » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:34 am

lawschool22 wrote:It's just like any other market. Once consumers begin to have access to more information, the producers don't like it because it tends to put downward pressure on prices. But it makes the market efficient and is better for us :)


+1 Keep posting your accepts and schollys for the benefit of all TLS'ers :mrgreen:

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Postby NoDayButToday » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:35 am

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

Postby Howl » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:13 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:for old time's sake:

Mort_the_Tort wrote:¿ today ?

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

Postby yomisterd » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:17 pm

lawschool22 wrote:It's just like any other market. Once consumers begin to have access to more information, the producers don't like it because it tends to put downward pressure on prices. But it makes the market efficient and is better for us :)


Fuck yeah, competition.

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

Postby Gary » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:40 pm

Howl wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:for old time's sake:

Mort_the_Tort wrote:¿ today ?

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

Postby Black_Swan » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:51 pm

August Wilson wrote:They probably just don't want a situation where you have two guys with the same stats and one gets a pretty substantial scholly and the other gets much less or nothing at all.


More so if one of the applicants happens to have lower stats :mrgreen:

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

Postby db1990 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:01 pm

Gary wrote:
Howl wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:for old time's sake:

Mort_the_Tort wrote:¿ today ?

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

Postby nutella123 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:36 pm

Apologies if this is a dumb question (asking on behalf of a friend... I'm a 2L at a T6): have all the invitations for a JS1 been extended or is there still hope?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:38 pm

nutella123 wrote:Apologies if this is a dumb question (asking on behalf of a friend... I'm a 2L at a T6): have all the invitations for a JS1 been extended or is there still hope?


There will be more.

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

Postby wtrc » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:39 pm

nutella123 wrote:Apologies if this is a dumb question (asking on behalf of a friend... I'm a 2L at a T6): have all the invitations for a JS1 been extended or is there still hope?


Definitely will be more. Harvard is accepting the Feb scores this time around and also extended their deadline until March 1, so I would think there will be waves (not just "held" or WL candidates getting off those lists for a JS1) well into March of this year.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:54 pm

If you guys are curious, here's the most recent chart of acceptances by week, compared to last year:

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:07 pm

lawschool22 wrote:If you guys are curious, here's the most recent chart of acceptances by week, compared to last year:

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There were JS2s this week? Or am I misreading?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:08 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:If you guys are curious, here's the most recent chart of acceptances by week, compared to last year:

Image


There were JS2s this week?


J1: day 1-7
J2: day 8-14
J3: day 15-21
J4: day 22-31

So J4 is a bit longer, and includes the 1/23 admits. Had to split it up somehow.

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

Postby 04102014 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:09 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:If you guys are curious, here's the most recent chart of acceptances by week, compared to last year:

Image


There were JS2s this week?


J1: day 1-7
J2: day 8-14
J3: day 15-21
J4: day 22-31

So J4 is a bit longer, and includes the 1/23 admits. Had to split it up somehow.


I didn't realize that there were so many November acceptances this cycle.




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