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 teenybean » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:08 pm

Any guesses/info about when they'll start looking back? And sending WLs? I thought a while ago someone said that sometime in March a few early submitters got js1s

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

Postby supersonicfast » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:11 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:Nah, the next thing up is a big wave of dings.


+1 This is scheduled next according to LSN...

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

Postby Gary » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:13 pm

supersonicfast wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:Nah, the next thing up is a big wave of dings.


+1 This is scheduled next according to LSN...


nah..... i trust magic eight ball

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

Postby jace8819 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:14 pm

k101010 wrote:Any stats on Harvards transfer policy? Ive heard mixed reviews on whether or not 0L info is taken into account.

Bracing for the worst....


From what I have read about Harvard's transfer policy, they say that they take your undergraduate transcript into account but that there isn't a whole lot of evidence to actually back this up based on their previous decisions. It appears to go almost entirely off of law school transcripts, although I'm sure strong softs/LORs help. Again, just from what I have read, they accept about 20-40 transfer students each year, but you pretty much have to be in the top 1% of your class if you attend a law school outside of the T14 and at least in the top 5% of your class if you attend a T14 law school, but that it is still mostly those in the top 1% that are accepted even from T14 schools.

Hope that helps.

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:08 pm

supersonicfast wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:Nah, the next thing up is a big wave of dings.


+1 This is scheduled next according to LSN...


:shock: :shock: :shock:

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:33 pm

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

Postby rseaney » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:40 pm

teampeeta wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:Nah, the next thing up is a big wave of dings.


Unfortunately, I think this is probably right. If not next, probably soon. It's been a while.

Malcolm Gladwell's recent book, David and Goliath, is not very good/convincing overall, but he does make one point that keeps nagging at me. He discusses the German bombardment of London and how it actually emboldened the residents of London, rather than sending them into a panic as the government had predicted. A NY Times reviewer describes it as a "survivor exhilaration." Gladwell describes the survivors as "remote misses" because they experienced the bombardment, but were not personally wounded or traumatized by it, and they feel invincible as a result. Unfortunately, I think surviving the last four big LSN-reported ding waves has turned me into a remote miss hahaha.

It's just crazy to think that whatever the outcome, we'll know within the next 30 days.

Which also means more good things to come :D


Is this actually guaranteed? Also, wait listed candidates definitely won't have a final decision by mid-April.

MagicEightBall wrote:
dreamerchic19 wrote:I predict activity within the next 30 mins 8)

Outlook good.


Glad to know that baseless speculation is alive and well among Harvard's applicant pool. Smh.
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no poopin on parades, please

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

Postby teampeeta » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:58 pm

rseaney wrote:
no poopin on parades, please


I'm not sure I view it as that, but I apologize if I sound overly negative. I just don't really see the point in proclaiming (optimistically or foolishly) that there will be movement today, day after day, and then going into a tizzy when, predictably, the theory doesn't hold water.

I understand that people are commiserating, but on a certain level, doesn't it just produce more anxiety to build up hope for a decision, the timing of which none of us have any control, only to be disappointed?

I also woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. It's freezing here.

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

Postby a.sleepyhead » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:17 pm

teampeeta wrote:I just don't really see the point in proclaiming (optimistically or foolishly) that there will be movement today, day after day, and then going into a tizzy when, predictably, the theory doesn't hold water.

I understand that people are commiserating, but on a certain level, doesn't it just produce more anxiety to build up hope for a decision, the timing of which none of us have any control, only to be disappointed?


As if this thread is full of rational people looking out for their sanity.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:36 pm

teampeeta wrote:
rseaney wrote:
no poopin on parades, please


I'm not sure I view it as that, but I apologize if I sound overly negative. I just don't really see the point in proclaiming (optimistically or foolishly) that there will be movement today, day after day, and then going into a tizzy when, predictably, the theory doesn't hold water.

I understand that people are commiserating, but on a certain level, doesn't it just produce more anxiety to build up hope for a decision, the timing of which none of us have any control, only to be disappointed?

I also woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. It's freezing here.


If people didn't do the above this thread wouldn't exist. So I think you just have to ignore it if it bothers you lol

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

Postby Chooch51 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:36 pm


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

Postby Tela1283 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:44 pm

Nothing's happening today kidz

Perhaps tomorrow

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:46 pm

Tela1283 wrote:Nothing's happening today kidz

Perhaps tomorrow


I love when people call it a day before the normal JS2 start time.

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:50 pm

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:55 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBkWhkAZ9ds

This one got my cats my excited. Apparently it does even more to dogs.

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

Postby MrMileyCyrus » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:56 pm

I made it to almost 3pm EST without any thoughts about whether or not there will be JS2s today.

yes yes let the apathy run through me yesss

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

Postby Tela1283 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:14 pm

Do we know when the last js1's are to be conducted? Maybe we won hear until they're over

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

Postby dreamerchic19 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:16 pm

Best thing I've heard all day

Because some decisions have been issued, you may be wondering why you haven’t heard anything from the admissions office yet. Some of you are worried that your application has fallen behind my desk and that I’ve forgotten about you. I assure you that is not the case. (I checked behind my desk this morning.) The truth is that there are many compelling candidates out there who we need to compare with the rest of our applicant pool and we just aren’t able to make a decision yet. I can assure that if you haven’t heard from us that means your application is still under consideration.

-Jessica


HLS Blog

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

Postby SordidLSATHistory » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:23 pm

dreamerchic19 wrote:Best thing I've heard all day

Because some decisions have been issued, you may be wondering why you haven’t heard anything from the admissions office yet. Some of you are worried that your application has fallen behind my desk and that I’ve forgotten about you. I assure you that is not the case. (I checked behind my desk this morning.) The truth is that there are many compelling candidates out there who we need to compare with the rest of our applicant pool and we just aren’t able to make a decision yet. I can assure that if you haven’t heard from us that means your application is still under consideration.

-Jessica


HLS Blog


This is definitely comforting. I feel like everyone on here is chomping at the bit for a JS2 while I'm just crossing my fingers for a JS1...

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

Postby dreamerchic19 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:24 pm

SordidLSATHistory wrote:
dreamerchic19 wrote:Best thing I've heard all day

Because some decisions have been issued, you may be wondering why you haven’t heard anything from the admissions office yet. Some of you are worried that your application has fallen behind my desk and that I’ve forgotten about you. I assure you that is not the case. (I checked behind my desk this morning.) The truth is that there are many compelling candidates out there who we need to compare with the rest of our applicant pool and we just aren’t able to make a decision yet. I can assure that if you haven’t heard from us that means your application is still under consideration.

-Jessica


HLS Blog


This is definitely comforting. I feel like everyone on here is chomping at the bit for a JS2 while I'm just crossing my fingers for a JS1...


+ 1 trillion

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

Postby rseaney » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:32 pm

teampeeta wrote:
rseaney wrote:
no poopin on parades, please


I'm not sure I view it as that, but I apologize if I sound overly negative. I just don't really see the point in proclaiming (optimistically or foolishly) that there will be movement today, day after day, and then going into a tizzy when, predictably, the theory doesn't hold water.

I understand that people are commiserating, but on a certain level, doesn't it just produce more anxiety to build up hope for a decision, the timing of which none of us have any control, only to be disappointed?

I also woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. It's freezing here.



I think thats just the nature of the thread :D its as much a support system as a think tank really. I sympathize with your preference for concreteness, but I dont think thats realistic. #thezeitgeististoostrong

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

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:36 pm

SordidLSATHistory wrote:
dreamerchic19 wrote:Best thing I've heard all day
Because some decisions have been issued, you may be wondering why you haven’t heard anything from the admissions office yet. Some of you are worried that your application has fallen behind my desk and that I’ve forgotten about you. I assure you that is not the case. (I checked behind my desk this morning.) The truth is that there are many compelling candidates out there who we need to compare with the rest of our applicant pool and we just aren’t able to make a decision yet. I can assure that if you haven’t heard from us that means your application is still under consideration.

-Jessica

HLS Blog

This is definitely comforting. I feel like everyone on here is chomping at the bit for a JS2 while I'm just crossing my fingers for a JS1...

+1

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

Postby Kimikho » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:52 pm

dreamerchic19 wrote:Best thing I've heard all day

Because some decisions have been issued, you may be wondering why you haven’t heard anything from the admissions office yet. Some of you are worried that your application has fallen behind my desk and that I’ve forgotten about you. I assure you that is not the case. (I checked behind my desk this morning.) The truth is that there are many compelling candidates out there who we need to compare with the rest of our applicant pool and we just aren’t able to make a decision yet. I can assure that if you haven’t heard from us that means your application is still under consideration.

-Jessica


HLS Blog


Is this new, or is it the post back from January (I think)?

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

Postby jasper09 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:58 pm

scoobers wrote:
dreamerchic19 wrote:Best thing I've heard all day

Because some decisions have been issued, you may be wondering why you haven’t heard anything from the admissions office yet. Some of you are worried that your application has fallen behind my desk and that I’ve forgotten about you. I assure you that is not the case. (I checked behind my desk this morning.) The truth is that there are many compelling candidates out there who we need to compare with the rest of our applicant pool and we just aren’t able to make a decision yet. I can assure that if you haven’t heard from us that means your application is still under consideration.

-Jessica


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Is this new, or is it the post back from January (I think)?


it's the post from January.

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

Postby Tela1283 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:15 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
Tela1283 wrote:Nothing's happening today kidz

Perhaps tomorrow


I love when people call it a day before the normal JS2 start time.


Nothing's happening today kidz




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