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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middlebear
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby middlebear » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:47 pm

Anyone know what the procedure is for submitting additional LORs? Or LOCI/updated info?

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honey
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby honey » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:52 pm

middlebear wrote:Anyone know what the procedure is for submitting additional LORs? Or LOCI/updated info?


I think these things are at your discretion, though a LOCI is generally a good idea (unless H has specifically said they don't want them). The general rule is to not over contact them, but to also make sure you demonstrate initial continued interest, and then follow up every few (3-4) weeks.

Good luck!

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middlebear
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby middlebear » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:06 pm

honey wrote:
middlebear wrote:Anyone know what the procedure is for submitting additional LORs? Or LOCI/updated info?


I think these things are at your discretion, though a LOCI is generally a good idea (unless H has specifically said they don't want them). The general rule is to not over contact them, but to also make sure you demonstrate initial continued interest, and then follow up every few (3-4) weeks.

Good luck!


What I'm wondering is, should we send these directly to JS, to the general admissions office email... I'm guessing NOT through LSAC?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:06 pm

middlebear wrote:
honey wrote:
middlebear wrote:Anyone know what the procedure is for submitting additional LORs? Or LOCI/updated info?


I think these things are at your discretion, though a LOCI is generally a good idea (unless H has specifically said they don't want them). The general rule is to not over contact them, but to also make sure you demonstrate initial continued interest, and then follow up every few (3-4) weeks.

Good luck!


What I'm wondering is, should we send these directly to JS, to the general admissions office email... I'm guessing NOT through LSAC?


Send to the general admissions email.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby HungarianGirl13 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:19 pm

Hi All,

Once you accepted the waitlist, did your status change?

My email told me that "your status will change from “wait list offered” to “active on the wait list.”"

However, mine still just says "wait list offered" even though I accepted my spot a few days ago.

Just wondering if I need to call and clarify. thanks!

MustaphaMond
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MustaphaMond » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:33 pm

HungarianGirl13 wrote:Hi All,

Once you accepted the waitlist, did your status change?

My email told me that "your status will change from “wait list offered” to “active on the wait list.”"

However, mine still just says "wait list offered" even though I accepted my spot a few days ago.

Just wondering if I need to call and clarify. thanks!


You're good. They mention that it may take several days before all the updates are current. I'd give it until the end of the week before worrying about it.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby RGN121999 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:49 pm

Checking in also - so happy not to have been dinged since it's been ages since I've heard anything.

saltnvinegar wrote:hello all. WL a few days ago. Here for the foreseeable future.

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Do we do LOCIs?


tcr is no, right, unless you've got something legit to add?


honey wrote:
middlebear wrote:Anyone know what the procedure is for submitting additional LORs? Or LOCI/updated info?



I think these things are at your discretion, though a LOCI is generally a good idea (unless H has specifically said they don't want them). The general rule is to not over contact them, but to also make sure you demonstrate initial continued interest, and then follow up every few (3-4) weeks.


Does anyone have any other input/advice on this, especially regarding the "initial continued interest?" Does Harvard really want to know why we want to go?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby qwertyTLS » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:28 pm

I probably won't write a LOCI (unless something significant happens, i.e. promotion). probably for the same reason it's not good practice to write a 'why harvard' unless you have a very specific situation.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby fhmx » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:44 pm

qwertyTLS wrote:I probably won't write a LOCI (unless something significant happens, i.e. promotion). probably for the same reason it's not good practice to write a 'why harvard' unless you have a very specific situation.


Does this indicate that visiting Harvard won't help a lot? I agree that a visit/LOCI without significant achievement added will not help a lot to get off wl of Harvard...It's Harvard, anyway...They know everyone wants to go...This is just my opinion, but not sure if I am correct?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MustaphaMond » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:42 pm

fhmx wrote:
qwertyTLS wrote:I probably won't write a LOCI (unless something significant happens, i.e. promotion). probably for the same reason it's not good practice to write a 'why harvard' unless you have a very specific situation.


Does this indicate that visiting Harvard won't help a lot? I agree that a visit/LOCI without significant achievement added will not help a lot to get off wl of Harvard...It's Harvard, anyway...They know everyone wants to go...This is just my opinion, but not sure if I am correct?


I doubt that it'll help; I highly doubt that it'll help a lot.
It shouldn't really, since it's flagrantly inequitable on the basis of both geography and wealth.

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Eladriel
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:43 pm

MustaphaMond wrote:
HungarianGirl13 wrote:Hi All,

Once you accepted the waitlist, did your status change?

My email told me that "your status will change from “wait list offered” to “active on the wait list.”"

However, mine still just says "wait list offered" even though I accepted my spot a few days ago.

Just wondering if I need to call and clarify. thanks!


You're good. They mention that it may take several days before all the updates are current. I'd give it until the end of the week before worrying about it.


Just checked now--my status still hasn't changed since Thursday of last week when WL.

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tparks
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tparks » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:58 pm

Get ready for a crazy ride waitlisters. Last cycle, I had a JS1 in January, WL in March, JS2 3 days before orientation in August.I sent a LOCI at some point too but I doubt it helped much. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby 90convoy » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:01 pm

tparks wrote:Get ready for a crazy ride waitlisters. Last cycle, I had a JS1 in January, WL in March, JS2 3 days before orientation in August.I sent a LOCI at some point too but I doubt it helped much. Good luck everyone!


:shock:

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middlebear
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby middlebear » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:09 pm

tparks wrote:Get ready for a crazy ride waitlisters. Last cycle, I had a JS1 in January, WL in March, JS2 3 days before orientation in August.I sent a LOCI at some point too but I doubt it helped much. Good luck everyone!


yo, i'd take it.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby bobleman300 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:13 pm

Checking in and subsequently checking out.

Good luck to y'all! Hopefully it'll work out for you. I decided not to accept the spot on the waitlist, so that's one less spot to compete for.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:20 pm

bobleman300 wrote:Checking in and subsequently checking out.

Good luck to y'all! Hopefully it'll work out for you. I decided not to accept the spot on the waitlist, so that's one less spot to compete for.


where u headed?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MustaphaMond » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:31 pm

middlebear wrote:
tparks wrote:Get ready for a crazy ride waitlisters. Last cycle, I had a JS1 in January, WL in March, JS2 3 days before orientation in August.I sent a LOCI at some point too but I doubt it helped much. Good luck everyone!


yo, i'd take it.


+1

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Eladriel
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:39 pm

MustaphaMond wrote:
middlebear wrote:
tparks wrote:Get ready for a crazy ride waitlisters. Last cycle, I had a JS1 in January, WL in March, JS2 3 days before orientation in August.I sent a LOCI at some point too but I doubt it helped much. Good luck everyone!


yo, i'd take it.


+1


+1

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tonysoprano » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:58 pm

Had such a great time reading about everyone's JS2s today in the HLS applicants thread... :(

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:03 pm

tonysoprano wrote:Had such a great time reading about everyone's JS2s today in the HLS applicants thread... :(


I've just been thinking about how nice it'll be to graduate debt free, so that helps

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Eladriel
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Eladriel » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:06 pm

tonysoprano wrote:Had such a great time reading about everyone's JS2s today in the HLS applicants thread... :(


Agreed. It was nice to live vicariously through them. It's much healthier to be happy for them than jealous of them.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tonysoprano » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:09 pm

Eladriel wrote:
tonysoprano wrote:Had such a great time reading about everyone's JS2s today in the HLS applicants thread... :(


Agreed. It was nice to live vicariously through them. It's much healthier to be happy for them than jealous of them.

Definitely happy for them... definitely a little jealous too - seems normal though

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby stoopkid13 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:08 am

tonysoprano wrote:
Eladriel wrote:
tonysoprano wrote:Had such a great time reading about everyone's JS2s today in the HLS applicants thread... :(


Agreed. It was nice to live vicariously through them. It's much healthier to be happy for them than jealous of them.

Definitely happy for them... definitely a little jealous too - seems normal though


I find the best way to cope is to turn your chin music up and puff your chest.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby kadyevna » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:55 am

tonysoprano wrote:Had such a great time reading about everyone's JS2s today in the HLS applicants thread... :(


i feel you..

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Tswkb4 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:45 am

Good luck all, I just withdrew from my spot on the waitlist, hopefully something will open up for you guys!




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