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 » Fri May 15, 2015 10:36 pm

Someone ask KB

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Fri May 15, 2015 10:51 pm

Meximelt wrote:
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 :(

true, true.

however, the pre-WL js1s have already gone through faculty review. so there's no reason they can't hear early next week. those with post-wl JS1s might have to wait a bit longer i guess

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mernburg » Sat May 16, 2015 2:06 pm

Are we expecting any JS1 invitations this week?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sat May 16, 2015 3:16 pm

mernburg wrote:Are we expecting any JS1 invitations this week?


no slots open currently, based on last years timeline they should come not next week but the week after. but things change every year so who knows

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mernburg » Sat May 16, 2015 4:06 pm

I'm just hoping that we'll get invitations end of this week and then have the interviews the week after

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby AnMzungu » Sun May 17, 2015 3:47 pm

With JS2s just around the corner, I'm wondering who else here stops short of saying they'd 100% attend if accepted.

While I would probably attend if Harvard accepted me, I'm not all that comfortable with the idea of having to commit before I'm even accepted (as in what seems to be happening in these post-WL JS1s and JS1bs of previous cycles). Am I actually locking myself into Harvard if I'm accepted, by staying on the waitlist?

Again, I would probably attend if I'm accepted, and I would feel comfortable saying "yes" if I was asked if I would attend, but is this binding in any way?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Sun May 17, 2015 4:20 pm

remaining on the WL is not "binding," but they have made it pretty clear that you should remove yourself off the WL if you wouldn't attend.

it's a pretty simple exercise. imagine you were accepted. would you withdraw from the school you're deposited at and attend harvard? if yes, stay on the WL. if no, withdraw from the waitlist. if financial aid is what you're concerned about, you can get a good estimate based on the HLS website of what aid you'll receive. you'll also have to respond to the WL offer before receiving your financial aid package from HLS, so if you do get in you'll have to make the decision without knowing aid anyways.

however to answer your question, you're not actually "locking yourself in" by remaining on the WL

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun May 17, 2015 4:20 pm

No it's not binding you can say no, they give you a few days to decide...

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Mon May 18, 2015 7:23 am

this is the week everyone. i have a good feeling. :D

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MajinBuu » Mon May 18, 2015 8:12 am

qwertyTLS wrote:this is the week everyone. i have a good feeling. :D


:D :D :D Best of luck everyone!

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Mon May 18, 2015 9:53 am

Good luck all!
So no Post WL JS1 this week?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Cinderella24 » Mon May 18, 2015 10:46 am

Hikari wrote:Good luck all!
So no Post WL JS1 this week?


I have the same question but apparently not.

Also, first dings should be going out end of the month next week as well right?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Mon May 18, 2015 11:13 am

Cinderella24 wrote:
Hikari wrote:Good luck all!
So no Post WL JS1 this week?


I have the same question but apparently not.

Also, first dings should be going out end of the month next week as well right?


First ding last year was june 17

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Mon May 18, 2015 11:39 am

So where all our JS1b's at?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MajinBuu » Mon May 18, 2015 11:43 am

Eladriel wrote:So where all our JS1b's at?


I say we start hearing tomorrow *fingers crossed*

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon May 18, 2015 1:07 pm

Last year JS1bs were on a Tuesday and then first JS2 wave was on Thursday.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Meximelt » Mon May 18, 2015 1:20 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Last year JS1bs were on a Tuesday and then first JS2 wave was on Thursday.


When were the first JS2s for post wait list JS1s? (Because that first JS2 wave was for prewaitlist JS1 folks, no?)

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby mjf11412 » Mon May 18, 2015 1:22 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Last year JS1bs were on a Tuesday and then first JS2 wave was on Thursday.


do post-WL JS1s get JS1bs as well or is that just for the pre-WL JS1 people?

too many abbreviations in this admissions process

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby duck_rabbit » Mon May 18, 2015 1:31 pm

Anyone have a sense of how many of the post-waitlist JS1s received JS2s last year or the year before? I wonder if it's about two-thirds as it is with pre-waitlist JS1s or if we should expect the proportion to drop or maybe even jump. I'd imagine it drops, but I wonder what you guys know or, short of that, what you think.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tonysoprano » Mon May 18, 2015 1:35 pm

duck_rabbit wrote:Anyone have a sense of how many of the post-waitlist JS1s received JS2s last year or the year before? I wonder if it's about two-thirds as it is with pre-waitlist JS1s or if we should expect the proportion to drop or maybe even jump. I'd imagine it drops, but I wonder what you guys know or, short of that, what you think.

Not really sure where you're getting the two-thirds number from... According to Pylon's data, 26% of pre-WL JS1s got JS2s.

pylon wrote:Once again sorry/congrats to those who were WL'd these past few days!

Here is some information I hope you find useful, gathered from last-years thread. This gives some insight into the differences of WL before or after a JS1.

In 2013-14, there were 101 WL reported on TLS. Of these, 63 had not received JS1s prior to the WL, whereas 38 had already received JS1s.

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.

Most individuals who ended up getting accepted off the WL found out in mid-to-late May, however acceptances did trickle out throughout the summer until August.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Mon May 18, 2015 1:43 pm

Meximelt wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:Last year JS1bs were on a Tuesday and then first JS2 wave was on Thursday.


When were the first JS2s for post wait list JS1s? (Because that first JS2 wave was for prewaitlist JS1 folks, no?)

two weeks after the first wave. iirc it wasn't solely prewaitlist JS1 folks, but just mainly. likewise with the second wave, except opposite.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Mon May 18, 2015 1:44 pm

mjf11412 wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:Last year JS1bs were on a Tuesday and then first JS2 wave was on Thursday.


do post-WL JS1s get JS1bs as well or is that just for the pre-WL JS1 people?

too many abbreviations in this admissions process

lol.

last year they didn't, but those post-WL JS1s did have to write some 'homework' after their interviews, which was essentially an e-mail version of a JS1b. those who interviewed last week didn't get asked to do the 'homework', so we're not really sure

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby duck_rabbit » Mon May 18, 2015 1:48 pm

I couldn't say where I got the two-thirds number. Perhaps it's closer to one-half as offers must be around 600 (?) and interviews I saw were around 1,200? In that case post-waitlist JS1s would be accepted at more or less the same rate as regular JS1s.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby duck_rabbit » Mon May 18, 2015 1:50 pm

qwertyTLS wrote:
mjf11412 wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:Last year JS1bs were on a Tuesday and then first JS2 wave was on Thursday.


do post-WL JS1s get JS1bs as well or is that just for the pre-WL JS1 people?

too many abbreviations in this admissions process

lol.

last year they didn't, but those post-WL JS1s did have to write some 'homework' after their interviews, which was essentially an e-mail version of a JS1b. those who interviewed last week didn't get asked to do the 'homework', so we're not really sure



Did you or anyone else send an e-mail after the interview in any case?




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