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 15, 2015 11:49 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Well it's Friday so I'd say next week at the earliest lol


I think you're right--look for next week for JS1b's and JS2's.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby everton125 » Fri May 15, 2015 12:15 pm

SunnySinceWhen wrote:
tfarunner wrote:Curious as to those who both have received post WL JS1s and those who have yet to receive a JS1, did you submit of LOCI?


I sent a LOCI but haven't received a JS1 yet. My status hasn't changed since 3/31. Also had two Harvard professors I'd worked with closely send additional letters of rec, which I'm now thinking was overkill. (I chatted with a graduating 3L who got in off the waitlist and she said letters could help, but since then I've heard other people say they don't.)


In their email to us all regarding the waitlist, Harvard said that "additional recommendation letters are rarely helpful at this time." However, I also submitted an additional letter, as I am in the sort of position where I am likely just on the outside looking in without adding a little something extra, and I decided the chance of it slightly hurting my application was worth taking. I would note, though, that my letter was not just a standard rec from a college professor or employer (as neither were yours), but a letter from a V5 hiring partner and Harvard Law grad, who I have closely worked with. Otherwise, I likely would not have bothered.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby 90convoy » Fri May 15, 2015 12:16 pm

Yeah, if people don't hear from them today I'd bet on next week.

And to add to the conversation...

I sent a LOCI the other day. I feel like if you really want to go and something has changed in your app then to send one is a no brainer. I just didn't want to get denied and think the whole time "damn, what if I woulda sent a loci?"

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Fri May 15, 2015 12:24 pm

SunnySinceWhen wrote:
tfarunner wrote:Curious as to those who both have received post WL JS1s and those who have yet to receive a JS1, did you submit of LOCI?


I sent a LOCI but haven't received a JS1 yet. My status hasn't changed since 3/31. Also had two Harvard professors I'd worked with closely send additional letters of rec, which I'm now thinking was overkill. (I chatted with a graduating 3L who got in off the waitlist and she said letters could help, but since then I've heard other people say they don't.)


When did she get off the waitlist?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tardigrade » Fri May 15, 2015 2:37 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Well it's Friday so I'd say next week at the earliest lol


Sorry I got a bit mixed up, meant to ask: when did the consensus become JS2s next week instead of in two weeks? Don't the post-WL JS1s still have to go through faculty review?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Fri May 15, 2015 2:46 pm

tardigrade wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:Well it's Friday so I'd say next week at the earliest lol


Sorry I got a bit mixed up, meant to ask: when did the consensus become JS2s next week instead of in two weeks? Don't the post-WL JS1s still have to go through faculty review?

I think mack mentioned earlier the first wave of js2s is mostly pre-waitlist js1s, and then the second wave is mostly post-waitlist js1s. the pre-waitlist js1s have already gone through faculty review.

also i'm not sure all our files go through faculty review on the waitlist (although that could be really wrong - not sure)

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Auxilio » Fri May 15, 2015 3:20 pm

Does anyone know if the parental contribution from assets (listed as 3-6%) is 3-6% per year, or effectively 1-2% per year.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby viralcow » Fri May 15, 2015 4:54 pm

Woah, so there's already been 2 post-waitlist JS2's?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Fri May 15, 2015 5:16 pm

viralcow wrote:Woah, so there's already been 2 post-waitlist JS2's?


You're referencing the poll, right?

Anyone want to confirm ITT or PM one of the regular posters (mack?)?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MajinBuu » Fri May 15, 2015 5:22 pm

Eladriel wrote:
viralcow wrote:Woah, so there's already been 2 post-waitlist JS2's?


You're referencing the poll, right?

Anyone want to confirm ITT or PM one of the regular posters (mack?)?


Hmmm interesting... I don't believe we would have had such a small wave - it doesn't make much sense

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Auxilio » Fri May 15, 2015 5:23 pm

MajinBuu wrote:
Eladriel wrote:
viralcow wrote:Woah, so there's already been 2 post-waitlist JS2's?


You're referencing the poll, right?

Anyone want to confirm ITT or PM one of the regular posters (mack?)?


Hmmm interesting... I don't believe we would have had such a small wave - it doesn't make much sense


I also find it hard to believe they would send out homework to those who interviewed a couple days before.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Chill_Out » Fri May 15, 2015 5:40 pm

what is "homework"?

Auxilio wrote:
MajinBuu wrote:
Eladriel wrote:
viralcow wrote:Woah, so there's already been 2 post-waitlist JS2's?


You're referencing the poll, right?

Anyone want to confirm ITT or PM one of the regular posters (mack?)?


Hmmm interesting... I don't believe we would have had such a small wave - it doesn't make much sense


I also find it hard to believe they would send out homework to those who interviewed a couple days before.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Auxilio » Fri May 15, 2015 5:41 pm

Chill_Out wrote:what is "homework"?

Auxilio wrote:
MajinBuu wrote:
Eladriel wrote:
viralcow wrote:Woah, so there's already been 2 post-waitlist JS2's?


You're referencing the poll, right?

Anyone want to confirm ITT or PM one of the regular posters (mack?)?


Hmmm interesting... I don't believe we would have had such a small wave - it doesn't make much sense


I also find it hard to believe they would send out homework to those who interviewed a couple days before.


I don't remember exactly, but basically it is an email where they want you to confirm you will accept if offered.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mernburg » Fri May 15, 2015 5:50 pm

I think some people are trolling the poll

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 15, 2015 5:56 pm

Any more info about the faculty review process for post JS1?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Bnbsfan » Fri May 15, 2015 6:00 pm

Last year the "homework" was an email verifying that you would attend HLS if admitted. It WAS sent to those who had a post WL JS1 (as I did). But to my knowledge last year was the first time that the "homework" was requested. Good luck to all of you!

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Auxilio » Fri May 15, 2015 6:02 pm

Bnbsfan wrote:Last year the "homework" was an email verifying that you would attend HLS if admitted. It WAS sent to those who had a post WL JS1 (as I did). But to my knowledge last year was the first time that the "homework" was requested. Good luck to all of you!


Yeah to clarify I do not doubt they will send it again, I just would be surprised if they did it two days after the interview.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MajinBuu » Fri May 15, 2015 6:18 pm

Auxilio wrote:
Bnbsfan wrote:Last year the "homework" was an email verifying that you would attend HLS if admitted. It WAS sent to those who had a post WL JS1 (as I did). But to my knowledge last year was the first time that the "homework" was requested. Good luck to all of you!


Yeah to clarify I do not doubt they will send it again, I just would be surprised if they did it two days after the interview.


I believe the homework was set during the interview itself and not afterwards

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 15, 2015 7:02 pm

No

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby JustMe83 » Fri May 15, 2015 8:01 pm

Auxilio wrote:Does anyone know if the parental contribution from assets (listed as 3-6%) is 3-6% per year, or effectively 1-2% per year.


I'm confused by this as well. They mention the 3-6% figure, but then talk about assets that they consider protected. Is it that people with an average distribution of assets could expect to contribute about 3-6% of their total value, or that they would take 3-6% of the value of only 'unprotected' assets? Also not clear if this was per year or for the total 3 years

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Meximelt » Fri May 15, 2015 8:26 pm

qwertyTLS wrote:
tardigrade wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:Well it's Friday so I'd say next week at the earliest lol


Sorry I got a bit mixed up, meant to ask: when did the consensus become JS2s next week instead of in two weeks? Don't the post-WL JS1s still have to go through faculty review?

I think mack mentioned earlier the first wave of js2s is mostly pre-waitlist js1s, and then the second wave is mostly post-waitlist js1s. the pre-waitlist js1s have already gone through faculty review.

also i'm not sure all our files go through faculty review on the waitlist (although that could be really wrong - not sure)



I read, I think on JS' blog, or the HLS site itself that ALL admitted students go through the faculty review process.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 15, 2015 9:21 pm


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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Fri May 15, 2015 10:24 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions/2014/11/21/inside-the-black-box-2-the-admissions-process/

Found this re: faculty review

on one hand it says every applicant that is accepted has a faculty member sign off. on the other hand, haven't we already received a 'final decision' in that we're on the WL?

i still think we'll hear back next week based on last years timeline

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Meximelt » Fri May 15, 2015 10:35 pm

qwertyTLS wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions/2014/11/21/inside-the-black-box-2-the-admissions-process/

Found this re: faculty review

on one hand it says every applicant that is accepted has a faculty member sign off. on the other hand, haven't we already received a 'final decision' in that we're on the WL?

i still think we'll hear back next week based on last years timeline


As much as I'd LIKE what you're saying to be true...if you read the article linked by Mack, it seems that the order is faculty read last :(




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