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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun May 10, 2015 1:22 am

@mwonka and others, from what I can tell post waitlist JS1s are different then pre waitlist JS1s

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun May 10, 2015 2:23 am

I think wait list interviews they ask more about how likely you are to attend, your current law school plans, and then general resume stuff. Maybe pm some people who did post WL interviews last year

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Sun May 10, 2015 10:19 am

qwertyTLS wrote:we're up to 31 withdrawn acceptances on LSN :)



Wow... How did you get that number? Went through every profile?
That's a high number because I suspect a lot of withdrawal will happen in June/July. I think there is something different with the application pool this cycle. Also a lot more people are following the $$$$.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby newnew80 » Sun May 10, 2015 10:28 am

A little late to the party, but I'll post my information anyways.

Received a JS1 around May 7, and will be interviewing this week. Seems like the interview period will be between Monday ~ Thursday.

I'll post again after the interview, good luck to everyone.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Sun May 10, 2015 10:33 am

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qwertyTLS wrote:we're up to 31 withdrawn acceptances on LSN :)



Wow... How did you get that number? Went through every profile?
That's a high number because I suspect a lot of withdrawal will happen in June/July. I think there is something different with the application pool this cycle. Also a lot more people are following the $$$$.


Probably got the number by sorting the LSN Applicants data by status then counting. I also see in the Stanford wait list thread that a ton of those wait listed are depositing at Harvard so some movement might be dependent on other wait lists as well

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun May 10, 2015 10:37 am

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



Wow... How did you get that number? Went through every profile?
That's a high number because I suspect a lot of withdrawal will happen in June/July. I think there is something different with the application pool this cycle. Also a lot more people are following the $$$$.


Why June/July?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby pylon » Sun May 10, 2015 12:00 pm

Have been off TLS for a while but am checking in to the WL! Good luck everyone!

Also sorting and counting on LSN is how I've done it in the past. It's very quick.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Sun May 10, 2015 12:37 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
Hikari wrote:
qwertyTLS wrote:we're up to 31 withdrawn acceptances on LSN :)

Wow... How did you get that number? Went through every profile?
That's a high number because I suspect a lot of withdrawal will happen in June/July. I think there is something different with the application pool this cycle. Also a lot more people are following the $$$$.

Why June/July?

yeah i'd imagine waitlist movement from YS. but for Y (if it happens at all) would happen in may. not sure about stanford

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun May 10, 2015 1:14 pm

Yeah Stanford movement is usually june/july but they don't take a ton of people. The vast majority of WL movement will still be in May most likely

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Sun May 10, 2015 1:28 pm

agreed. big wave in may, smaller wave in june, and then trickle until august.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Indifference » Sun May 10, 2015 2:28 pm

Just popping in to say best of luck to all on the WL! :)

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Sun May 10, 2015 4:22 pm

Is the waitlist small this year relative to the number of people admitted so far?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun May 10, 2015 4:27 pm

Hikari wrote:Is the waitlist small this year relative to the number of people admitted so far?


I don't think anyone could know that outside of the admissions office. Why do you think so?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Sun May 10, 2015 10:14 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
Hikari wrote:Is the waitlist small this year relative to the number of people admitted so far?


I don't think anyone could know that outside of the admissions office. Why do you think so?


The WL just does not seem as dynamic as in previous years. I think there were some pretty high numbers here. Or may be people are just waiting for more WL movement to come out.
Anyone knows if there are still slots open next week. I hope they send more JS1 our way!

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Mon May 11, 2015 12:21 am

Comma.Split wrote:2013-2014:
Waitlisted: 99
Median LSAT: 172
Median GPA: 3.82
25th LSAT: 170
25th GPA: 3.72
75th LSAT: 175
75th GPA: 3.9

2014-2015:
Waitlisted: 121
Median LSAT: 171
Median GPA: 3.78
25th LSAT: 168
25th GPA: 3.64
75th LSAT: 172
75th GPA: 3.9

Conclusions: More people waitlisted this year. The quality of the waitlist is lower this year.

Any thoughts or ideas why this is?

Edit:

23% of this year's WLd applicants are at or above 173 LSAT (H's median), while last year that number was 42%.
Similarly, 33% of this year's WL'd applicants are at or above 3.87 GPA (H's median), when last years it was 41%.

great analysis from comma split. this is probably our best (albeit imperfect) indicator of the WL. bigger with lower stats.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon May 11, 2015 1:38 am

Any people having JS1s tomorrow pls pm or post here what kinda questions they ask TYIA!

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon May 11, 2015 1:50 am

Also still 12 slots open tues/wed/thurs but looks like they're just unused ones from the last wave

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Mon May 11, 2015 3:25 am

was thursday the last possible day for people to schedule js1s?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mjf11412 » Mon May 11, 2015 10:50 am

hard question to answer but how many days after the post-WL interview do decisions typically happen?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon May 11, 2015 11:00 am

mjf11412 wrote:hard question to answer but how many days after the post-WL interview do decisions typically happen?


Should be week or two

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MajinBuu » Mon May 11, 2015 11:39 am

mjf11412 wrote:hard question to answer but how many days after the post-WL interview do decisions typically happen?


Based on last year's timeline I would say that JS1bs and the first WL JS2s will probably start next week.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Mon May 11, 2015 11:42 am

MajinBuu wrote:
mjf11412 wrote:hard question to answer but how many days after the post-WL interview do decisions typically happen?


Based on last year's timeline I would say that JS1bs and the first WL JS2s will probably start next week.

agreed. because interviews go all the way until at least thursday, i feel like then early next week it's fair to assume JS1bs and then late next week JS2s. may 20th is my guess




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