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

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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 t-14orbust » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:57 pm

FWIW my interviewer had similar WE to my current job.

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

Postby Kobaine51 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:58 pm

t-14orbust wrote:FWIW my interviewer had similar WE to my current job.


I also had a relevant connection to my interviewer.

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:58 pm

t-14orbust wrote:FWIW my interviewer had similar WE to my current job.


YOU WORK FOR BAIN?!!?

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

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:59 pm

The-Specs wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:FWIW my interviewer had similar WE to my current job.


YOU WORK FOR BAIN?!!?


lol no :(. One of the HLS admits in our CO 2017 thread might though ;)

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

Postby FuriousDuck » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:59 pm

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

Postby Black_Swan » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:09 pm

AFP wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote:I'm kind of curious...did any other k-jd's not get asked why law now/why not take a year off?

I got asked if law school didn't exist what would I do instead, which I thought might be an alternative way of asking but that seems a little different..


I also got the "what would you do if not for law school" question. I asked her to clarify if she meant to ask what would I do if I got rejected, and she just repeated something to the effect of "if not law school, then what?", which I took to mean as "law school doesn't exist". I think my answer was pretty weak, since the question's phrasing threw me off.


Lol I can tell you were overthinking that one :mrgreen:

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

Postby Black_Swan » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:22 pm

selden wrote:
drawstring wrote:I don't think who you get is based on the strength of your application. It may be that certain interviewers tend to illicit less favorable responses from applicants though.


It probably helps that people know JS's style very well from here, and are fairly well prepared for the kinds of questions she asks. On the other hand, the other interviewers are newer, and people seem to have been reluctant to reveal their interviewer alongside the questions they were asked so they don't reveal their identity. This probably results in having less practice with their specific questions as well as being thrown off by the fact that you don't know much about your interviewer.


Who are the people interviewing at hls?

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:22 pm

I think we're safe.......for today.

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:22 pm

Black_Swan wrote:
selden wrote:
drawstring wrote:I don't think who you get is based on the strength of your application. It may be that certain interviewers tend to illicit less favorable responses from applicants though.


It probably helps that people know JS's style very well from here, and are fairly well prepared for the kinds of questions she asks. On the other hand, the other interviewers are newer, and people seem to have been reluctant to reveal their interviewer alongside the questions they were asked so they don't reveal their identity. This probably results in having less practice with their specific questions as well as being thrown off by the fact that you don't know much about your interviewer.


Who are the people interviewing at hls?


https://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions/2013/10/18/meet-the-interview-team/

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

Postby Jessasaurus » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:23 pm

drawstring wrote:I think we're safe.......for today.


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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

Postby Black_Swan » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:24 pm

drawstring wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:
selden wrote:
drawstring wrote:I don't think who you get is based on the strength of your application. It may be that certain interviewers tend to illicit less favorable responses from applicants though.


It probably helps that people know JS's style very well from here, and are fairly well prepared for the kinds of questions she asks. On the other hand, the other interviewers are newer, and people seem to have been reluctant to reveal their interviewer alongside the questions they were asked so they don't reveal their identity. This probably results in having less practice with their specific questions as well as being thrown off by the fact that you don't know much about your interviewer.


Who are the people interviewing at hls?


https://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions/2013/10/18/meet-the-interview-team/



Thanks!

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

Postby Vexed » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:27 pm

Dinged today.

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:31 pm

Vexed wrote:Dinged today.


I'm sorry. :(

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

Postby esther0123 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:40 pm

So will my status checker change at all since going complete? or is it forever Complete?

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

Postby Black_Swan » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:42 pm

Vexed wrote:Dinged today.


Sorry to hear that :?
I am a bit shocked since you submitted on January 1st. :shock:
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:42 pm

esther0123 wrote:So will my status checker change at all since going complete? or is it forever Complete?


It stays at 'Application Complete' until a decision is made, and it seems people find out the decision before the status checker changes to reflect it. No UR or anything like that.

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

Postby Kimikho » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:43 pm

:shock:

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:44 pm

scoobers wrote::shock:


:?:

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

Postby koalacity » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:47 pm

JS2 :D :D :D

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

Postby angels2fly » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:48 pm

koalacity wrote:JS2 :D :D :D


YESS KOALA!!!!!!!!!

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:48 pm

koalacity wrote:JS2 :D :D :D


CONGRATS!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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

Postby blackbirdfly » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:49 pm

koalacity wrote:JS2 :D :D :D


CONGRATULATIONS!!

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

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:49 pm

Congrats! When did you get the call?

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

Postby kershka » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:49 pm

koalacity wrote:JS2 :D :D :D

Yeah, Koala! Come join us in the admitted students thread!

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:50 pm

koalacity wrote:JS2 :D :D :D


:D




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