AAJD2B wrote:Humbert Humbert wrote:Anyone else go to the info session in New York last night? I thought JS was super impressive.
I went to the session hosted at the NYC Bar Association. JS certainly gave me the impression that they value some type of experience after graduation. She mentioned that she places weight on the resume, followed by the personal statement and recommendations. I guess this confirms discussion on TLS about Harvard's attempt to attract/recruit applicants with more post-grad experience.
Also noteworthy was when she stated that the further removed from undergrad, the less weighted the GPA.
She stressed this last night as well, citing her own personal decision to spend 2 years between UG and law school and how valuable that experience was for her. According to her numbers, 75% of incoming 1Ls at Harvard have taken at least 1 year off between, and almost 50% have taken 2 or more. I was surprised the #s were that high.