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 HorseThief » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:55 am

China Spy wrote:Someone mentioned user triptrip ITT before, I just saw his LSN prof. Dafuq?!? Why did he get wait listed at every school at the t-6 given his awesome stats?


T6 schools have a limit on the amount of ridiculously awesome they'll take (out of kindness to their other students). Fortunately HLS was willing to expand their quota for the year.

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

Postby FuriousDuck » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:27 am

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

Postby TripTrip » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:24 am

HorseThief wrote:
China Spy wrote:Someone mentioned user triptrip ITT before, I just saw his LSN prof. Dafuq?!? Why did he get wait listed at every school at the t-6 given his awesome stats?


T6 schools have a limit on the amount of ridiculously awesome they'll take (out of kindness to their other students). Fortunately HLS was willing to expand their quota for the year.

I like this answer.

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:02 am

Triptrip, your LSN boggles my mind. You'd think schools would rush at you with offers and money. :shock:

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

Postby residentemma » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:08 pm

HorseThief wrote:
China Spy wrote:Someone mentioned user triptrip ITT before, I just saw his LSN prof. Dafuq?!? Why did he get wait listed at every school at the t-6 given his awesome stats?


T6 schools have a limit on the amount of ridiculously awesome they'll take (out of kindness to their other students). Fortunately HLS was willing to expand their quota for the year.


Also Triptrip explained earlier ITT that he had an abnormal UG transcript (multiple transfers to and from schools, some of which did not offer 4 year degrees) and no addendum, so it seems likely schools just got confused/thought it was sketchy and WL'd him because of it. When H offered him a JS1, he explained everything and got in off the WL :mrgreen:

Correct me if that's wrong, Triptrip?

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

Postby TripTrip » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:46 pm

residentemma wrote:
HorseThief wrote:
China Spy wrote:Someone mentioned user triptrip ITT before, I just saw his LSN prof. Dafuq?!? Why did he get wait listed at every school at the t-6 given his awesome stats?


T6 schools have a limit on the amount of ridiculously awesome they'll take (out of kindness to their other students). Fortunately HLS was willing to expand their quota for the year.


Also Triptrip explained earlier ITT that he had an abnormal UG transcript (multiple transfers to and from schools, some of which did not offer 4 year degrees) and no addendum, so it seems likely schools just got confused/thought it was sketchy and WL'd him because of it. When H offered him a JS1, he explained everything and got in off the WL :mrgreen:

Correct me if that's wrong, Triptrip?

Yup. That and my PS made me out to be a social inept homeschooler. The great thing about the Skype interviews is that you get a chance to prove you're not weird.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:55 pm

PSA to those accepted and have a Harvard email address: Make sure to check your Harvard email every once in awhile. You might be getting emails from current students, professors or other members of the Harvard Law community.

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

Postby kartelite » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:15 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?


Doesn't that go without saying? Plenty of people haven't even submitted their applications yet, how would they have received interview invitations?

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

Postby China Spy » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:04 pm

Thanks for clearing that up TripTrip!

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

Postby gma221 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:18 pm

Got my app in right before the buzzer. I've been on the fence about applying for the past month but figured what the hell. At least I won't regret not giving it a try. :)

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

Postby lakers180 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:21 pm

gma221 wrote:Got my app in right before the buzzer. I've been on the fence about applying for the past month but figured what the hell. At least I won't regret not giving it a try. :)


good call
buzzers a month away though i believe for what its worth

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

Postby Brettanomyces » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:25 pm

lakers180 wrote:
gma221 wrote:Got my app in right before the buzzer. I've been on the fence about applying for the past month but figured what the hell. At least I won't regret not giving it a try. :)


good call
buzzers a month away though i believe for what its worth


Yeah, they extended the deadline to to March 1st early December, IIRC.

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

Postby gma221 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:38 pm

Brettanomyces wrote:
lakers180 wrote:
gma221 wrote:Got my app in right before the buzzer. I've been on the fence about applying for the past month but figured what the hell. At least I won't regret not giving it a try. :)


good call
buzzers a month away though i believe for what its worth


Yeah, they extended the deadline to to March 1st early December, IIRC.


Oh! I thought that was only for the December LSAT takers whose test was postponed due to inclement weather. I was one of those people, strangely enough, but I was able to take the make-up test later in December. Well, I'm happy my app won't be the last one they receive. :)

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:57 am

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

Postby wtrc » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:01 am

NoDayButToday wrote:
There was some ambiguity about this, yeah.... I wasn't really clear on whether it was just the first-time February takers or if it was anyone who wanted to retake, as well.


It's everyone, I believe. Their website says the application deadline has been extended until March 1, with no mention that it's specifically for people that take the LSAT for the first time in Feb.

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

Postby TripTrip » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:21 am

Can we talk about this option in the poll?
Reading law books in prep for 1L
In case the three people who voted for it weren't joking; don't do that. Even though your first year is important and law school will be difficult, prepping for it is useless. Each class is its own being that you have to prepare for individually. Law school classes are a little more cohesive that college, but imagine if a high school senior told you they were spending their last summer before college reading prep books to prepare for their major. You would look at them with incredulity.

What's more, the first two weeks of law school are an inundation. If you prep all summer it may make it easier to understand the first few days, but those are usually the only days that the professors won't care whether you've got it yet. After the first two weeks, there is literally no level of prep that will set you apart from the rest of your class. They will have all caught up by week two. Finally, if that wasn't enough, your final exams will be less about showing you understand "the law" (which you can brush up on during the reading weeks prior to exams) and more about displaying the understanding your professor was trying to convey. Prep work could hurt you here, which admittedly is a disappointing reality.

I've said this before in one of these threads, but the absolute best thing you could be doing right now is re-formatting your resume in law student format and writing a few cover letter variations. When applying to summer internships, you're going to need to conform your resume to the standard industry style; there's not a lot of room for creativity. If you get these two things out of the way now, you'll be able to start submitting internship applications in November/December before any of the deadlines have passed but while everyone else in your class is too busy thinking about finals to write their cover letter and format their resume.

Harvards resume reformat page: http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/care ... -tips.html

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:16 pm

How long does it usually take between Js1 interview and the final decision?

There was 15 days between my js1 invitation and js1 interview and am hoping that final decision comes out soon.!!!

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:19 pm

hwannabe1234 wrote:How long does it usually take between Js1 interview and the final decision?

There was 15 days between my js1 invitation and js1 interview and am hoping that final decision comes out soon.!!!


I went 16 days from submit--->complete
16 days from complete--->JS1
and I was like :shock: :shock: :shock:
and now I'm at day 25.49. thank you excel spreadsheet.

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:21 pm

scoobers wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:How long does it usually take between Js1 interview and the final decision?

There was 15 days between my js1 invitation and js1 interview and am hoping that final decision comes out soon.!!!


I went 16 days from submit--->complete
16 days from complete--->JS1
and I was like :shock: :shock: :shock:
and now I'm at day 25.49. thank you excel spreadsheet.


Are you saying that 25 days have passed after your js 1?

you are still waiting for js2?

can you tell me dates for each events?

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

Postby hwannabe1234 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:23 pm

How is JS2 like?

what does she say?!?!


Just really nervous waiting for js2.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:27 pm

hwannabe1234 wrote:How is JS2 like?

what does she say?!?!


Just really nervous waiting for js2.


there is someone ITT who just informed me that this was the exchange:
JS: This is Jessica Soban.
Person: You're kidding.
JS: I don't kid about these things.

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

Postby midwest17 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:53 pm

hwannabe1234 wrote:
scoobers wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:How long does it usually take between Js1 interview and the final decision?

There was 15 days between my js1 invitation and js1 interview and am hoping that final decision comes out soon.!!!


I went 16 days from submit--->complete
16 days from complete--->JS1
and I was like :shock: :shock: :shock:
and now I'm at day 25.49. thank you excel spreadsheet.


Are you saying that 25 days have passed after your js 1?

you are still waiting for js2?

can you tell me dates for each events?


It seems like math could be done to answer this question.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:02 pm

midwest17 wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:
scoobers wrote:
hwannabe1234 wrote:How long does it usually take between Js1 interview and the final decision?

There was 15 days between my js1 invitation and js1 interview and am hoping that final decision comes out soon.!!!


I went 16 days from submit--->complete
16 days from complete--->JS1
and I was like :shock: :shock: :shock:
and now I'm at day 25.49. thank you excel spreadsheet.


Are you saying that 25 days have passed after your js 1?

you are still waiting for js2?

can you tell me dates for each events?


It seems like math could be done to answer this question.


:lol:

I can't even keep myself anonymous when I try!

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:38 pm

So, any action tomorrow?





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