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 FuriousDuck » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:55 pm

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

Postby sd26 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:55 pm

drawstring wrote:
LawSchoolOrNah wrote:Does anyone know if any of the JS2 acceptances today were from Feb interviews at all?


There was at least one. sd26 I think


Yep! 2/4 interview, js1 email was on 1/24 though

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

Postby IrishJew » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:34 am

kurtvonnegut wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
sup_stan wrote:Time to abandon my delusion.

Here's hoping I can make it before my birthday in mid-March.

Can LS22 or any of my fellow 1.5s make an estimate of how many offers are left after today's wave? Divide that by the estimated number of batches till April should give me a pretty good idea of what my expectation should be. I heard the March wave will be a look-back wave though. Man I dont even know what im talking about right now.

:(


Estimating around 625 JS2s gone, so roughly 225 remaining. But to put it in perspective I also estimate they have made around 3,500 decisions. So if you're still alive, you are still in the game.


Hey, I went complete two weeks ago, with a 155 LSAT & 3.6 GPA — I'm "still in the game" :wink: LOL


Yes. You are still in the game and I am sure a few people with crazy numbers get in every year. Good luck.

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

Postby IrishJew » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:36 am

hellomellow wrote:Hello! Congrats to all the new admits! You should all be so proud of yourself... HARVARD LAW... HAAAAARRRVAAAAAARD LAW WANTS YOU!!!!!!!!!!


Now.... I applied early January and went complete on the 31st.. should I be worried that I haven't heard back for a JS1 yet when spots are being filled so quickly *trying not to panic* 172/3.98 ^.^


You went complete in the middle of peak application season, with great numbers, and you're worried that you haven't gotten a JS1 yet? Relax. If you're a strong candidate who applied before the deadline, I'm sure there is always room.

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

Postby IrishJew » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:38 am

malleus discentium wrote:
IrishJew wrote:¡ Today !

I just got the call 5 minutes ago from JS herself. Sounded like an idiot I am sure.

I DO NOT fit the pattern of admits so far:
Applied early Nov; Interview early Dec.
SPLITTER: Great LSAT (>>75) ; <<<<25 GPA (with strong addendum and some grad work); good softs.

Also, I didn't think my interview was so great, but JS Mentioned that "X really enjoyed your conversation." Not sure if everyone gets that, but take it as you will.

I love TLS for all the info and support, good luck those of you still waiting! Don't give up hope.

She told me this too. I get the impression that it is not a unique thing to be told, but it is also not a lie.

Congrats to you and everyone else!


Thanks for the info. Yes, I suspected as much, I was just trying to give as much info as possible for freaking-out applicants. A lot of people have been worried about their interviews, so adding that mine went so-so and I still got in.

Did all admits get told the line about enjoying the interview? Does it mean anything at all? Or is it just a "thank you for flying Delta"?

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

Postby The-Specs » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:46 am

IrishJew wrote:Did all admits get told the line about enjoying the interview? Does it mean anything at all? Or is it just a "thank you for flying Delta"?


Just "thank you for flying Delta."

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

Postby Black_Swan » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:14 am

The-Specs wrote:
IrishJew wrote:Did all admits get told the line about enjoying the interview? Does it mean anything at all? Or is it just a "thank you for flying Delta"?


Just "thank you for flying Delta."



:mrgreen:

Fingers crossed for a safe landing!

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

Postby yomisterd » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:11 am

Wow leave for a day and the thread jumps a billion pages.

CONGRATS TO ALL THE JS2s!!! Here's hoping for a JS1 today...

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

Postby cesium » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:13 am

Forgive my ignorance, but what is "JS1.5"?

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

Postby nothingtosee » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:40 am

cesium wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but what is "JS1.5"?


post interview wait for acceptance call

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

Postby malleus discentium » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:46 am

cesium wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but what is "JS1.5"?

The wait time between a JS1 and a JS2.

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

Postby IrishJew » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:45 am

cesium wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but what is "JS1.5"?


As above posters mentioned. However some purists seem to not like it because JS isn't actually doing anything. IIR ls22 said at one point "what the hell is this JS1.5 business everyone's talking about" :)

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

Postby EquallyWrong » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:48 am

IrishJew wrote:
cesium wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but what is "JS1.5"?


As above posters mentioned. However some purists seem to not like it because JS isn't actually doing anything. IIR ls22 said at one point "what the hell is this JS1.5 business everyone's talking about" :)

rename it JS square root of -1 because it is irrational and goes on forever?

ETA-whoa, wait...that's imaginary not irrational. it's been a while since 8th grade algebra, erudition fail.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby melodically » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:50 am

EquallyWrong wrote:
IrishJew wrote:
cesium wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but what is "JS1.5"?


As above posters mentioned. However some purists seem to not like it because JS isn't actually doing anything. IIR ls22 said at one point "what the hell is this JS1.5 business everyone's talking about" :)

rename it JS square root of -1 because it is irrational and goes on forever?

Well done.

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:59 am

Y'all will love Judge Easterbrook:

“Substantially all” sounds like “less than all, but not much less”. Arbitrators and courts must convert this phrase to a percentage in order to make it work, which raises the question why Congress did not enact a percentage in the first place. It is as easy to write “a majority” or “two thirds” or “three quarters” or 85% or e−0.162 as it is to write “substantially all”—and any of the former choices would have prevented disputes of this kind. Perhaps, however, “substantially all” is an attractive standard because it enables Members of Congress to say different things to different interest groups.

(Cont'l Can Co., Inc. v. Chicago Truck Drivers)

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

Postby Leo » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:26 am

EquallyWrong wrote:
IrishJew wrote:
cesium wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but what is "JS1.5"?


As above posters mentioned. However some purists seem to not like it because JS isn't actually doing anything. IIR ls22 said at one point "what the hell is this JS1.5 business everyone's talking about" :)

rename it JS square root of -1 because it is irrational and goes on forever?

ETA-whoa, wait...that's imaginary not irrational. it's been a while since 8th grade algebra, erudition fail.


Yeah i is imaginary, not irrational. Let's go with JSπ, JSe, or my personal favorite JSφ, where φ is the golden ratio and is equal to (1+√5)/2 ≈ 1.618, which is between 1 and 2!

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:29 am

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:43 am

NoDayButToday wrote:So...anyone remember the earlier discussion about prophetic dreaming? How I dreamed I'd get bad news from Penn and then was rejected a few days later? Well, last night I dreamed I'll hear good things from Harvard :D

Granted, still waiting on that JS1.


Strange, I had a dream I got a JS1 last night as well. Fingers crossed!

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

Postby MrMileyCyrus » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:44 am

Does HLS also send out an email after the JS2?

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

Postby kathj06 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:48 am

Quest4Knowledge wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:So...anyone remember the earlier discussion about prophetic dreaming? How I dreamed I'd get bad news from Penn and then was rejected a few days later? Well, last night I dreamed I'll hear good things from Harvard :D

Granted, still waiting on that JS1.


Strange, I had a dream I got a JS1 last night as well. Fingers crossed!


I too have had happy HLS dreams. But then again, last night I dreamed that Michael Jackson was my stepdad, so not quite sure how reliable my dreams are these days.

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

Postby bbkk » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:53 am

Good morning all. Happy Friday!

Congrats again to all the new admits yesterday! :D

My interview is next week, and I'm nervous...

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:55 am

Headed for a month now, no JS1. I'm thinking that my app is being held until the Feb LSAT takers start sending in apps.

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

Postby IrishJew » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:00 pm

Leo wrote:
EquallyWrong wrote:
IrishJew wrote:
cesium wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but what is "JS1.5"?


As above posters mentioned. However some purists seem to not like it because JS isn't actually doing anything. IIR ls22 said at one point "what the hell is this JS1.5 business everyone's talking about" :)

rename it JS square root of -1 because it is irrational and goes on forever?

ETA-whoa, wait...that's imaginary not irrational. it's been a while since 8th grade algebra, erudition fail.


Yeah i is imaginary, not irrational. Let's go with JSπ, JSe, or my personal favorite JSφ, where φ is the golden ratio and is equal to (1+√5)/2 ≈ 1.618, which is between 1 and 2!


+1.21 Jiggawatts (also between 1 and 2, I might add)

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

Postby IrishJew » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:01 pm

MrMileyCyrus wrote:Does HLS also send out an email after the JS2?


Yes, I got a short one this morning saying you'll get a longer one later.

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

Postby politics89 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:02 pm

MrMileyCyrus wrote:Does HLS also send out an email after the JS2?


I got a call yesterday and an email this morning.

ETA: Just beat out in answering this




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