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

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Eladriel
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Fri May 08, 2015 12:01 pm

qwertyTLS wrote:I think I remember reading if you get a JS1 off the WL, your odds are much higher than if you had a JS1 prior to the WL.


:(

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby dreamandy » Fri May 08, 2015 12:06 pm

So I'm guessing that we won't have any JS1 movement today? Or for a while, for that matter?

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

Postby 90convoy » Fri May 08, 2015 12:07 pm

Eladriel wrote:
qwertyTLS wrote:I think I remember reading if you get a JS1 off the WL, your odds are much higher than if you had a JS1 prior to the WL.


:(



haha...ive actually read the opposite

Edit: Never mind you were correct!

Complete -> WL
Of the 63 reported, 22 received JS1s and 12 of those then received JS2s. Only 3 reported outright rejections. So, 35% received JS1s, and in total, 19% received JS2s. However of those that received JS1s, 55% eventually received JS2s.

Complete -> JS1 -> WL
Of the 38 reported WL who already had JS1s, 10 received JS2s. Only 3 reported outright rejections. For this group, 26% received acceptances.

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Eladriel
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Fri May 08, 2015 12:25 pm

90convoy wrote:
Eladriel wrote:
qwertyTLS wrote:I think I remember reading if you get a JS1 off the WL, your odds are much higher than if you had a JS1 prior to the WL.


:(



haha...ive actually read the opposite

Edit: Never mind you were correct!

Complete -> WL
Of the 63 reported, 22 received JS1s and 12 of those then received JS2s. Only 3 reported outright rejections. So, 35% received JS1s, and in total, 19% received JS2s. However of those that received JS1s, 55% eventually received JS2s.

Complete -> JS1 -> WL
Of the 38 reported WL who already had JS1s, 10 received JS2s. Only 3 reported outright rejections. For this group, 26% received acceptances.


Gotcha. That makes sense. Is the 2017 Oxy thread the source of that data?

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

Postby 90convoy » Fri May 08, 2015 12:32 pm

i saw it on page 2 of this thread. its a repost from the applicants thread I believe

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Cinderella24 » Fri May 08, 2015 12:45 pm

dreamandy wrote:So I'm guessing that we won't have any JS1 movement today? Or for a while, for that matter?


Wondering the same thing...Hoping we're both wrong. Does anyone know?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 08, 2015 1:00 pm

slots are open on Monday again, not sure what that means

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mernburg » Fri May 08, 2015 1:13 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:slots are open on Monday again, not sure what that means


So how many slots are open in total?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 08, 2015 1:19 pm

20ish

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MustaphaMond » Fri May 08, 2015 1:29 pm

Interesting. So, based on the above data, WL then JS1 applicants are accepted off the WL at double the rate of JS1 then WL applicants. Frustrating but I could see how that makes sense. They've kinda already interviewed and evaluated the JS1 then WL candidates and decided they could do without 'em.
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Fri May 08, 2015 1:41 pm

pylon wrote:
andthenIwaslike wrote:Hey y'all. No idea how long I'm riding this WL - losing a deposit's one thing, but breaking a lease seems like a headache and a half. ♪Agony♪

Question - and yes, I admit I only read a few pages of last year's 47-page waitlist thread before giving up and asking here - do we believe they give preference to those on the WL who've already had a JS1? I have to imagine it's easier to just decide to admit someone you've already spoken to than invite a whole new wave of people, do interviews, etc. Of course, I hope I'm wrong :)


It seems like applicants have a better shot of acceptance if they have already received a JS1. However, if applicants receive a JS1 off of the WL, it appears they have a much higher chance. Sorry it's not that clear.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Cinderella24 » Fri May 08, 2015 3:16 pm

My mother just told me "maybe you should just go to Columbia. I'm afraid you'll work too hard at Harvard . You might lose your sanity".

...Okay mom.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mernburg » Fri May 08, 2015 4:18 pm

looks like there won't be any more JS1s for a while

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby kadyevna » Fri May 08, 2015 5:36 pm

MustaphaMond wrote:Interesting. So, based on the above data, WL then JS1 applicants accepted off the WL at double the rate of JS1 then WL applicants. Frustrating but I could see how that makes sense. They've kinda already interviewed and evaluated the JS1 then WL candidates and decided they could do without 'em.


this makes me sad :( we'll find out next week

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 08, 2015 6:18 pm

mernburg wrote:looks like there won't be any more JS1s for a while


Maybe but the second wave should be in a week or two

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby OxOx1986 » Fri May 08, 2015 7:01 pm

For people who submitted a LOCI via either US Mail or email, did you get a confirmation from the Admissions office?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mernburg » Fri May 08, 2015 7:06 pm

OxOx1986 wrote:For people who submitted a LOCI via either US Mail or email, did you get a confirmation from the Admissions office?


I did a few days later (sent by email)

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby swaggn » Fri May 08, 2015 7:56 pm

mernburg wrote:
OxOx1986 wrote:For people who submitted a LOCI via either US Mail or email, did you get a confirmation from the Admissions office?


I did a few days later (sent by email)


+1

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Fri May 08, 2015 11:00 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
mernburg wrote:looks like there won't be any more JS1s for a while


Maybe but the second wave should be in a week or two

yeah my guess is we might see another one the last or second last week of may.

also mack i'm surprised you're remaining on the WL lol - i feel like you're one of the biggest supporters of "take the money and run" would you go to HLS if you got in?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 08, 2015 11:59 pm

I'm fortunate enough to have a few different resources (SO paying COL, savings, some parental help etc) where I should be able to keep my COA under 100k, so I would definitely consider it

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Sat May 09, 2015 12:14 am

Nothing wrong with that.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Sat May 09, 2015 4:28 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:I'm fortunate enough to have a few different resources (SO paying COL, savings, some parental help etc) where I should be able to keep my COA under 100k, so I would definitely consider it

nice man, makes sense - figured there must be something. good luck with the interview next week!

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Sat May 09, 2015 1:44 pm

we're up to 31 withdrawn acceptances on LSN :)

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby viralcow » Sat May 09, 2015 1:59 pm

So can anyone shed some light on JS1? What sort of questions will be asked, other than your standard, why Harvard, why law?

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