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

Cinderella24
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Cinderella24 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:46 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:important dates from last year:

May 6th first JS1 wave

May 13th first JS1b

May 15th first JS2

May 22nd second JS1 wave

June 17th first ding wave


Super useful! Thank you=)

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pylon
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby pylon » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:24 am

Very helpful! JS1b's were just given to those who had pre-WL JS1s, right? Or to both?

stilldeciding111
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby stilldeciding111 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:31 am

Does anyone think visiting helps?

The thinker
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:26 am

The consensus seems to be that it can't hurt but is unlikely to help very much as the waitlist is typically used to balance out the class's demographics

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:29 am

pylon wrote:Very helpful! JS1b's were just given to those who had pre-WL JS1s, right? Or to both?


Just preWL JS1s yeah, all or at least all of the first wave of post WL JS1s were given "homework" to do which was just to tell JS if they would attend or not.

MustaphaMond
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MustaphaMond » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:55 pm

I am confused by the poll.

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pylon
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby pylon » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:16 pm

MustaphaMond wrote:I am confused by the poll.

Lol my guess is it's asking where will you be depositing/attending if the WL doesn't work out. Interested to hear where those who selected "Other" will end up. Re-applying? Other T14 school?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby stoopkid13 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:58 am

pylon wrote:
MustaphaMond wrote:I am confused by the poll.

Lol my guess is it's asking where will you be depositing/attending if the WL doesn't work out. Interested to hear where those who selected "Other" will end up. Re-applying? Other T14 school?


I voted "other" but I'm still not 100% set. Most likely reapplying though.

MustaphaMond
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MustaphaMond » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:47 am

stoopkid13 wrote:
pylon wrote:
MustaphaMond wrote:I am confused by the poll.

Lol my guess is it's asking where will you be depositing/attending if the WL doesn't work out. Interested to hear where those who selected "Other" will end up. Re-applying? Other T14 school?


I voted "other" but I'm still not 100% set. Most likely reapplying though.


I was just being fastidious: for me, at least, the poll reads "How long will you ride the WL" and then is followed by a list of schools.

I will ride it for Berkeley long! And not a day more! Haha

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Tigerlily74
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Tigerlily74 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:54 am

Checking in! :D I am in it for the long-haul. Good luck everyone!

qwertyTLS
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:28 am

Tigerlily74 wrote:Checking in! :D I am in it for the long-haul. Good luck everyone!

congrats! did you get the notification today? or back a few weeks ago and just checking in at tls today?

I'll be with you till the bitter end :P

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MajinBuu
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MajinBuu » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:20 am


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HungarianGirl13
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby HungarianGirl13 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:22 pm

what is the deposit deadline for those already accepted? May 1st?

The thinker
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:35 pm

IIRC someone said that Harvard does not have a deposit deadline (but if every other school has a deadline then this doesn't really matter) but if history serves as a guide we should see the first waitlist movement around the week of May 4 ( which I assume is your reasoning for asking )

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby leslieknope » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:39 pm

The thinker wrote:IIRC someone said that Harvard does not have a deposit deadline (but if every other school has a deadline then this doesn't really matter) but if history serves as a guide we should see the first waitlist movement around the week of May 4 ( which I assume is your reasoning for asking )

Harvard doesn't have a deposit, but there is a commitment deadline of May 1st (just with no $$ attached, lol).

paahhgg
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby paahhgg » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:34 pm

Does anyone know if there are date changes on status checker when on the wait list?

Hikari
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:48 am

leslieknope wrote:
The thinker wrote:IIRC someone said that Harvard does not have a deposit deadline (but if every other school has a deadline then this doesn't really matter) but if history serves as a guide we should see the first waitlist movement around the week of May 4 ( which I assume is your reasoning for asking )

Harvard doesn't have a deposit, but there is a commitment deadline of May 1st (just with no $$ attached, lol).


Good to know this!

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Tigerlily74
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Tigerlily74 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:11 am

qwertyTLS wrote:
Tigerlily74 wrote:Checking in! :D I am in it for the long-haul. Good luck everyone!

congrats! did you get the notification today? or back a few weeks ago and just checking in at tls today?

I'll be with you till the bitter end :P


Sorry for the late reply! I was notified on March 28th, I'm just not very good about posting! :D Best of luck! Hopefully we will see each other there!! (Head in the clouds, but I can dream!)

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mernburg » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:51 am

checking in. WLd end of march. I have a high GPA from an ivy, relatively low LSAT but highly unique softs (may be considered a URM but not sure). Do you guys know if WL JS1s are offered based on LSAT score, or is it arbitrary? I'm really hoping to be invited for an interview early on but my low LSAT might stop that from happening

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White Dwarf
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby White Dwarf » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:12 am

It's definitely not "arbitrary", they go more or less in order of which applicants left on the WL that they like the best. It's not solely based on numbers, though there is obviously a strong correlation.

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bretby
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby bretby » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:21 am

Decided to decline my offer of admission - good luck everyone!

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grwfews4546
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby grwfews4546 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:52 am

bretby wrote:Decided to decline my offer of admission - good luck everyone!


Thumbs up! Good luck with what you decided to do!

tfarunner
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tfarunner » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:13 am

Does anyone know if we send LOCI straight to the admissions email address and of/how we should address them?

qwertyTLS
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:40 am

tfarunner wrote:Does anyone know if we send LOCI straight to the admissions email address and of/how we should address them?

i think TCR is not to send a LOCI unless you have a significant update, but yeah straight to the admissions email seems appropriate.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:42 am

mernburg wrote:checking in. WLd end of march. I have a high GPA from an ivy, relatively low LSAT but highly unique softs (may be considered a URM but not sure). Do you guys know if WL JS1s are offered based on LSAT score, or is it arbitrary? I'm really hoping to be invited for an interview early on but my low LSAT might stop that from happening

i'm not sure of your specific situation but i would really consider retaking and reapplying next year (stay on the WL and hope for the best, but if it doesn't work out). a high GPA from an Ivy and really unique softs make you a VERY strong applicant if you can get your LSAT to 173+.




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