Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

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What Stage are you at?

No JS1
57
41%
Pre-Waitlist JS1
27
20%
Post-Waitlist JS1
14
10%
Pre-Waitlist JS1 and Rejection
0
No votes
Pre-Waitlist JS1 and JS1b
1
1%
Pre-Waitlist JS1 and JS2
17
12%
Rejection
3
2%
Post Waitlist JS1 Rejection
1
1%
Post Waitlist JS1 and JS2
18
13%
 
Total votes: 138

The thinker
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Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:18 pm

Seemed liked it was about time that this tread got started

Chances off the wait-list: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=225363

Spreadsheet for wait-list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... sp=sharing

c/o 2017 waitlist thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=226937

Blog post from last year regarding info about the waitlist: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... wait-list/

polls:

How long will you ride the waitlist for?

June 1 7% 7% [ 5 ]
June 15 1% 1% [ 1 ]
July 1 13% 13% [ 9 ]
July 15 8% 8% [ 6 ]
August 1 8% 8% [ 6 ]
August 15 16% 16% [ 11 ]
Sept 1 1% 1% [ 1 ]
Sept 15 42% 42% [ 29 ]

Total votes : 68

Where will you deposit?

Yale/Stanford 4% 4% [ 4 ]
Columbia 24% 24% [ 23 ]
Chicago 10% 10% [ 10 ]
NYU 16% 16% [ 15 ]
Boalt 3% 3% [ 3 ]
UVA 4% 4% [ 4 ]
UPenn 7% 7% [ 7 ]
Duke 3% 3% [ 3 ]
Michigan 3% 3% [ 3 ]
Other 22% 22% [ 21 ]

Total votes : 93


Dates From Last Year:
First WL JS1s reported May 6th.
First JS1bs reported May 13th
First JS2s reported May 15th (went to both those with JS1bs on the 13th and those with post-WL JS1s)
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby 90convoy » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:25 pm

so what are people doing? depositing at other schools while waiting?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Auxilio » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:27 pm

I am definitely depositing at a second school, and would be very happy with an acceptance (Institutional loans are a godsent to internationals like me). At the same time the international aspect means I cannot ride the waitlist too long (I think July 1 would be absolute deadline when I could accept)

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:32 pm

I think I will also deposit at another school and ride the waitlist out basically until the bitter end. Im a reverse splitter so likely will be retaking the LSAT and that might motivate taking a year off and writing off my deposit.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Four Winds » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:34 pm

Checking in! I got into my undergrad off the waitlist so I'm hoping for a repeat performance :D

c/o 2017 had a really neat Waitlist spreadsheet in their thread...how do we feel about copying that?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby thequeen » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:38 pm

I'm definitely riding it out to the end. I'll be that person who goes to cambridge 5 days before classes start because of a last minute August acceptance haha.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby slurpy » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:39 pm

Pretty stoked to be checking in as I expected a rejection. I'll be depositing at another school but riding the waitlist for the long haul.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mr.plum » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:39 pm

Checking in.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:42 pm

Four Winds wrote:Checking in! I got into my undergrad off the waitlist so I'm hoping for a repeat performance :D

c/o 2017 had a really neat Waitlist spreadsheet in their thread...how do we feel about copying that?


the link in the OP is to a shell copy of the c/o 2017 spreadsheet

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Four Winds
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Four Winds » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:49 pm

The thinker wrote:
Four Winds wrote:Checking in! I got into my undergrad off the waitlist so I'm hoping for a repeat performance :D

c/o 2017 had a really neat Waitlist spreadsheet in their thread...how do we feel about copying that?


the link in the OP is to a shell copy of the c/o 2017 spreadsheet


Awesome, thanks for taking the initiative and making the thread! I'm unable to edit the table though :/

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:51 pm

riding it out. most not likely attending, if given the chance, for logistical reasons. as all of us special snowflakes know, it would be nice to know i turned down harvard.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:52 pm

should be able to now

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mr.plum » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:09 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:riding it out. most not likely attending, if given the chance, for logistical reasons. as all of us special snowflakes know, it would be nice to know i turned down harvard.


And the freezing Boston just can't compete with Florida :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:17 pm

Checking In!

Props to The Thinker for making a spreadsheet when we were all to lazy to do it. Want to add a link to the 2017 waitlist thread as well?

I'm depositing at my second best option (likely CLS) and riding this out to the bitter end.
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby BangShootBang » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:19 pm

Checking in, I will also be riding until the end and possibly making a deposit

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Eladriel
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:29 pm

So how's everybody feeling? We're all recent WL, right?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby White Dwarf » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:37 pm

Checking in. Barring a miraculous full-ride from NYU or Columbia, I'm definitely in it for the long haul.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Auxilio » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:00 pm

Can I suggest changing the WL for the lines "at/above GPA" and LSAT to be those numbers - those who are at/above both GPA and LSAT. I just think it will make the analytics clearer.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:17 pm

Auxilio wrote:Can I suggest changing the WL for the lines "at/above GPA" and LSAT to be those numbers - those who are at/above both GPA and LSAT. I just think it will make the analytics clearer.


so you mean numbers instead of percentages?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Atmosphere » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:26 pm

Let's gooooo

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Halibut Coastie » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:33 pm

Just got the notification about the waitlist today. Couldn't be more excited! Still have to see how long the fiance and I can ride the wait list.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Auxilio » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:37 pm

The thinker wrote:
Auxilio wrote:Can I suggest changing the WL for the lines "at/above GPA" and LSAT to be those numbers - those who are at/above both GPA and LSAT. I just think it will make the analytics clearer.


so you mean numbers instead of percentages?



sorry, I probably should have been clearer, I mean the individual (above LSAT or GPA) should be displayed as number of people with lsat/GPA above median - (minus) those who are above both.

so if you have a sample of 4.0/120, 4.0/180, and 1.0/180 it shows up as:
above LSAT : 1 33%
above GPA : 1 33%
above both : 1 33%
where as it currently is:
above LSAT: 2 66%
above GPA: 2 66%
above both: 1 33%

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:40 pm

Auxilio wrote:
The thinker wrote:
Auxilio wrote:Can I suggest changing the WL for the lines "at/above GPA" and LSAT to be those numbers - those who are at/above both GPA and LSAT. I just think it will make the analytics clearer.


so you mean numbers instead of percentages?



sorry, I probably should have been clearer, I mean the individual (above LSAT or GPA) should be displayed as number of people with lsat/GPA above median - (minus) those who are above both.

so if you have a sample of 4.0/120, 4.0/180, and 1.0/180 it shows up as:
above LSAT : 1 33%
above GPA : 1 33%
above both : 1 33%
where as it currently is:
above LSAT: 2 66%
above GPA: 2 66%
above both: 1 33%


ah i see you want entries to only be in a unique category

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Auxilio » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:41 pm

The thinker wrote:

ah i see you want entries to only be in a unique category


that would be the succinct way of saying it lol

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:48 pm

Auxilio wrote:
The thinker wrote:

ah i see you want entries to only be in a unique category


that would be the succinct way of saying it lol


its done haha applied math/ combinatorics paying off for something. Let me know if you see any other problems or want some different analytics




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