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

stoopkid13
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby stoopkid13 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:30 pm

gocowboys wrote:Does anyone know if Harvard will accept June LSAT? I'm thinking of retaking to help my chances


As a note, Harvard says they average LSATs, instead of just taking the higher score. That's one of the reasons I probably won't retake.

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:36 pm

stoopkid13 wrote:
gocowboys wrote:Does anyone know if Harvard will accept June LSAT? I'm thinking of retaking to help my chances


As a note, Harvard says they average LSATs, instead of just taking the higher score. That's one of the reasons I probably won't retake.


They do not average LSATs. And on their website they say they look at the highest:


LSAT need be taken only once. If you take the test more than once, all scores will be received but we will use the highest score in our evaluation.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby stoopkid13 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:57 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
stoopkid13 wrote:
gocowboys wrote:Does anyone know if Harvard will accept June LSAT? I'm thinking of retaking to help my chances


As a note, Harvard says they average LSATs, instead of just taking the higher score. That's one of the reasons I probably won't retake.


They do not average LSATs. And on their website they say they look at the highest:


LSAT need be taken only once. If you take the test more than once, all scores will be received but we will use the highest score in our evaluation.


I could have sworn Harvard said they averaged, but I stand corrected.

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:02 pm

no one averages

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tonysoprano » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:50 pm

Once schools started taking the highest, it was kind of like a domino effect because you'd be screwing yourself if you didn't

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:34 pm

trynalaw123 wrote:
mernburg wrote:
mwonka wrote:
I can also watch this for you. Can confirm - a total of 9 interview slots appear to be open for May 5 & 6.


Maybe I'm being really hopeful but wouldn't the May 5th and 6th interview slots imply that they might contact some people at the end of this week? Or do they usually just give people a 1 day notice for the interview?


Earlier in the cycle with normal JS1's they seemed to give people notice about a week ahead of time, so if they do end up filling those slots I think they would definitely contact those lucky waitlisters this week.

iirc the time between js1 invite and actual interview was much shorter (think 1-2 days) during the WL. so i feel like monday is the day we'll hear.

also because it would be kind of strange for them to start interviewing people off the WL even before their own commitment deadline, no?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mernburg » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:50 pm

qwertyTLS wrote:
trynalaw123 wrote:
mernburg wrote:
mwonka wrote:
I can also watch this for you. Can confirm - a total of 9 interview slots appear to be open for May 5 & 6.


Maybe I'm being really hopeful but wouldn't the May 5th and 6th interview slots imply that they might contact some people at the end of this week? Or do they usually just give people a 1 day notice for the interview?


Earlier in the cycle with normal JS1's they seemed to give people notice about a week ahead of time, so if they do end up filling those slots I think they would definitely contact those lucky waitlisters this week.

iirc the time between js1 invite and actual interview was much shorter (think 1-2 days) during the WL. so i feel like monday is the day we'll hear.

also because it would be kind of strange for them to start interviewing people off the WL even before their own commitment deadline, no?


Maybe they already heard back from enough admits to be able to get a sense of what they need from the waitlist? They always take at least some people from the waitlist so I am not ruling this week out yet. It would also be kind of weird if they gave people less than 24 hours to prepare for an interview, right?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:50 am

yeah that's a good point.

i took a look at last year's thread around the beginning of may:

aris_tls wrote:Hi, I received JS1 invitation yesterday and just finished an interview today. It was conducted by Danielle Early. She asked several general questions like the interested area of law, why law school, and why now. Besides, she was interested in our current plans about law school


so it definitely could be a really quick turnaround - i wouldn't rule out monday as the first day we hear

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:55 am

qwertyTLS wrote:yeah that's a good point.

i took a look at last year's thread around the beginning of may:

aris_tls wrote:Hi, I received JS1 invitation yesterday and just finished an interview today. It was conducted by Danielle Early. She asked several general questions like the interested area of law, why law school, and why now. Besides, she was interested in our current plans about law school


so it definitely could be a really quick turnaround - i wouldn't rule out monday as the first day we hear


I thought that quote was from today and almost went bananas

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Cinderella24 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:18 am

mwonka wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
MajinBuu wrote:Looks like there are open interview slots for next week - maybe they're getting closer to looking back at the wait list!


HYPE

keep us updated pls


I can also watch this for you. Can confirm - a total of 9 interview slots appear to be open for May 5 & 6.



AHAHAAHHAHAHA.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:17 am

Cinderella24 wrote:
mwonka wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
MajinBuu wrote:Looks like there are open interview slots for next week - maybe they're getting closer to looking back at the wait list!


HYPE

keep us updated pls


I can also watch this for you. Can confirm - a total of 9 interview slots appear to be open for May 5 & 6.



AHAHAAHHAHAHA.
?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby RandomDude » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:26 pm

[/quote]I can also watch this for you. Can confirm - a total of 9 interview slots appear to be open for May 5 & 6.[/quote]


AHAHAAHHAHAHA.[/quote]?[/quote]

Finally, someone cracked...

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby grwfews4546 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:41 pm

Are there any internationals like me in this thread?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mernburg » Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:23 pm

grwfews4546 wrote:Are there any internationals like me in this thread?


me :) where are you from?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:29 pm

As we approach deadline day I really hope a lot of accepted applicants choose the money at a different school and or request deferrals. fingers crossed lol

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:36 pm

qwertyTLS wrote:As we approach deadline day I really hope a lot of accepted applicants choose the money at a different school and or request deferrals. fingers crossed lol


H always has a lot of wl movement

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Fri May 01, 2015 1:26 am

True, but I'm a long shot so I'm hoping for more than usual :P

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 01, 2015 2:11 am

well you made it on the wait list which is the hard part, and on the waitlist numbers matter less because often they've already got their medians so they're just going to take people they like/URMs

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andthenIwaslike
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby andthenIwaslike » Fri May 01, 2015 2:28 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:well you made it on the wait list which is the hard part, and on the waitlist numbers matter less because often they've already got their medians so they're just going to take people they like/URMs


That is true! HLS acceptance rate is 17% and the chance of getting in off the waitlist (as calculated by TLS) is 23.7%. So rest easy guys, the hard part is truly behind us =)

(I'm not trying to be shitty, I really do think everyone here should feel awesome about getting this far, your phrasing just made me laugh.)

mernburg
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mernburg » Fri May 01, 2015 11:04 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:well you made it on the wait list which is the hard part, and on the waitlist numbers matter less because often they've already got their medians so they're just going to take people they like/URMs


I really hope that's true because that's the only way I have a shot at getting in haha

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby wheelock » Fri May 01, 2015 1:28 pm

This may be naive but didn't they say they will begin reviewing the waitlist in late May? Why would we think they would be doing anything next week?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 01, 2015 1:30 pm

wheelock wrote:This may be naive but didn't they say they will begin reviewing the waitlist in late May? Why would we think they would be doing anything next week?


There are interview slots open for next week...

And waitlist movement for H has typically been right after the deposit deadline (or commitment deadline)

Hikari
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Fri May 01, 2015 1:46 pm

Hoping for some movement today or Monday at the latest.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Fri May 01, 2015 3:26 pm

Lol
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