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

MustaphaMond
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MustaphaMond » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:13 am

Auxilio wrote:
middlebear wrote:Hey, does anyone have any insight into why people have different waitlist messages? I don't have any of that language about not sending stuff in.



The email did not include that message, but the page that came up when you completed the "survey" included it.

Cinderella24
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Cinderella24 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:37 am

Checking in....sigh

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90convoy
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby 90convoy » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:00 am

mimiquestionmark wrote:Checking in on the WL train!

Are any of you fantasizing about ways to dramatically increase the strength of your application in the next 30 days lol I'm a KJD so I'm investigating fancy summer jobs to maybe nail down some more WE. Any of y'all have similar plans?


This haha. Also upset that my grades matter again:(

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Cinderella24 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:04 am

90convoy wrote:
mimiquestionmark wrote:Checking in on the WL train!

Are any of you fantasizing about ways to dramatically increase the strength of your application in the next 30 days lol I'm a KJD so I'm investigating fancy summer jobs to maybe nail down some more WE. Any of y'all have similar plans?


This haha. Also upset that my grades matter again:(


Maybe I'll write a book, discover the cure to cancer AND start a non profit? Would that help?

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Blythe17
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Blythe17 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:21 am

90convoy wrote:
mimiquestionmark wrote:Checking in on the WL train!

Are any of you fantasizing about ways to dramatically increase the strength of your application in the next 30 days lol I'm a KJD so I'm investigating fancy summer jobs to maybe nail down some more WE. Any of y'all have similar plans?


This haha. Also upset that my grades matter again:(


+1 so much

stoopkid13
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby stoopkid13 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:57 pm

Cinderella24 wrote:
90convoy wrote:
mimiquestionmark wrote:Checking in on the WL train!

Are any of you fantasizing about ways to dramatically increase the strength of your application in the next 30 days lol I'm a KJD so I'm investigating fancy summer jobs to maybe nail down some more WE. Any of y'all have similar plans?


This haha. Also upset that my grades matter again:(


Maybe I'll write a book, discover the cure to cancer AND start a non profit? Would that help?


I know you're joking but if you could do that, why would you even need to go to law school?

Maybe that's the answer...don't go to law school.

meyer5541
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby meyer5541 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:43 pm

Anyone have any sense as to when the earliest someone can hear is? Also, is waiting until May to send in updated transcripts OK? Or would that be too late?

meyer5541
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby meyer5541 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:43 pm

meyer5541 wrote:Anyone have any sense as to when the earliest someone can hear is? Also, is waiting until May to send in updated transcripts OK? Or would that be too late?


Also, how do you go about sending an updated transcript? Is there somewhere on LSAC you do it?

Pandongzi
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Pandongzi » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:10 pm

Hey everyone -- quick question: I plan on submitting an update that draws attention to a promotion at work and one or two other notable developments. What's the best format for submitting this information? An updated resume? A resume addendum (if you can call it that)? Or a paragraph-length statement that identifies what has taken place over the last 4-5 months?

Thanks in advance for the input! Sending good vibes to everyone on the waitlist.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby lsapp2015 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:12 pm

Checking in as well~
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spencer.414
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby spencer.414 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:15 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.


you should not do that. there are people who really want to get in so taking your name off is the right thing to do if you're going to turn down an offer anyways.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:24 pm

spencer.414 wrote:
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.


you should not do that. there are people who really want to get in so taking your name off is the right thing to do if you're going to turn down an offer anyways.


+1

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middlebear
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby middlebear » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:40 pm

The thinker wrote:
spencer.414 wrote:
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.


you should not do that. there are people who really want to get in so taking your name off is the right thing to do if you're going to turn down an offer anyways.


+1


yea, if you're not serious, take your name off the list. don't be a dick to the rest of us.

FloridaCoastalorbust
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:45 pm

middlebear wrote:
The thinker wrote:
spencer.414 wrote:
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.


you should not do that. there are people who really want to get in so taking your name off is the right thing to do if you're going to turn down an offer anyways.


+1


yea, if you're not serious, take your name off the list. don't be a dick to the rest of us.


oh plz

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Comma.Split
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Comma.Split » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:55 pm

oh plz


Think of it this way: you will be giving your seat to someone who really needs it. You don't have to be a douche only because you are coming from the position of strength.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:07 pm

Comma.Split wrote:
oh plz


Think of it this way: you will be giving your seat to someone who really needs it. You don't have to be a douche only because you are coming from the position of strength.


But my pride, rather than the dreams of others, is my chief priority

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Comma.Split
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Comma.Split » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:31 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:
Comma.Split wrote:
oh plz


Think of it this way: you will be giving your seat to someone who really needs it. You don't have to be a douche only because you are coming from the position of strength.


But my pride, rather than the dreams of others, is my chief priority


Well, if your pride depends on needlessly depriving someone of a once in a lifetime opportunity, then you are one proud but sad motherfucker.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:33 pm

sure, but majority of those on the WL will be rejected (which will not be good for your 'pride')

granted i don't think you need to withdraw - it's your right to stay on the waitlist even if there's an inkling of a chance you would accept off of it. just think your reasons are dumb.

FloridaCoastalorbust
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:34 pm

Comma.Split wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:
Comma.Split wrote:
oh plz


Think of it this way: you will be giving your seat to someone who really needs it. You don't have to be a douche only because you are coming from the position of strength.


But my pride, rather than the dreams of others, is my chief priority


Well, if your pride depends on needlessly depriving someone of a once in a lifetime opportunity, then you are one proud but sad motherfucker.


indeed

saltnvinegar
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby saltnvinegar » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:36 pm

lolol. Obvious troll trying to ruin good vibes. "I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect." Best of luck waitlisters, and be excellent to each other!

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:38 pm

saltnvinegar wrote:lolol. Obvious troll trying to ruin good vibes. "I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect." Best of luck waitlisters, and be excellent to each other!


but edward gibbon didn't get accepted to hahvad law

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby kadyevna » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:45 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:
Comma.Split wrote:
oh plz


Think of it this way: you will be giving your seat to someone who really needs it. You don't have to be a douche only because you are coming from the position of strength.


But my pride, rather than the dreams of others, is my chief priority


in my opinion, you lack basic respect, maturity, and social skills. for once, im glad JS didnt let you in

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Atmosphere » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:55 pm

Welp, this thread got heated rather quickly :|

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby saltnvinegar » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:08 pm

Ja lol. Moving on, I'm curious about the poll at the top, the question about how long people will ride the WL. There's obviously the 'in it til its over' camp, but that's just under half of the respondents. And I imagine that once people have seat & security deposits and first month's rent paid - I'll put that at a low total of like $2,000 invested - to attend somewhere else, some of those will bow out of the waitlist too.

So what's controlling people's decisions? Like why is June 15 okay but July 15 not, for example?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:13 pm

saltnvinegar wrote:Ja lol. Moving on, I'm curious about the poll at the top, the question about how long people will ride the WL. There's obviously the 'in it til its over' camp, but that's just under half of the respondents. And I imagine that once people have seat & security deposits and first month's rent paid - I'll put that at a low total of like $2,000 invested - to attend somewhere else, some of those will bow out of the waitlist too.

So what's controlling people's decisions? Like why is June 15 okay but July 15 not, for example?


If I remember correctly, I think the motivation for earlier summer deadlines were restrictions on moving to school ( for international applicants for example ) or general inability to be that flexible ( no traditional students with kids maybe )




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