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

duck_rabbit
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby duck_rabbit » Fri May 22, 2015 12:26 pm

crookedjaws wrote:
bluesteel wrote:do you think post-waitlist JS1s who didn't get a JS2 will get dings soon? Or do you think we have a chance in the next wave of JS2s?


This past wave of JS2s were mostly pre-WL JS1s. The next wave of JS2s will likely be mostly post-WL J1s, so we definitely have "a chance" in the next wave! :mrgreen:


That's what happened last year? What was the delay between the waves like? I suppose no calls/e-mails today but should we anticipate a JS2 wave next week made up largely of post-waitlist JS1s?

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 22, 2015 12:43 pm

I think sometime wed-fri next week we'll see the second wave

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tfarunner » Fri May 22, 2015 12:51 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:I think sometime wed-fri next week we'll see the second wave



Second wave of JS2s or second wave of JS1s or both perhaps?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby dnptan » Fri May 22, 2015 1:41 pm

27 people were just added (around 2 hrs ago) in a big wave at the HLS 2018 FB group, bringing the total to 570

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Fri May 22, 2015 1:57 pm

dnptan wrote:27 people were just added (around 2 hrs ago) in a big wave at the HLS 2018 FB group, bringing the total to 570


Sad face.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tardigrade » Fri May 22, 2015 1:59 pm

dnptan wrote:27 people were just added (around 2 hrs ago) in a big wave at the HLS 2018 FB group, bringing the total to 570


560 1Ls in Class of 2017 according to HLS' website...hoping way more than 10 of the 2018 group's members are admins/current students/committed elsewhere.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby leslieknope » Fri May 22, 2015 2:04 pm

tardigrade wrote:
dnptan wrote:27 people were just added (around 2 hrs ago) in a big wave at the HLS 2018 FB group, bringing the total to 570


560 1Ls in Class of 2017 according to HLS' website...hoping way more than 10 of the 2018 group's members are admins/current students/committed elsewhere.


There's at least 10 people who I know for sure are committed elsewhere still in the group, along with some current students and admissions people. Really doubt that the class is full already, so don't lose hope!

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Meximelt » Fri May 22, 2015 2:05 pm

leslieknope wrote:
tardigrade wrote:
dnptan wrote:27 people were just added (around 2 hrs ago) in a big wave at the HLS 2018 FB group, bringing the total to 570


560 1Ls in Class of 2017 according to HLS' website...hoping way more than 10 of the 2018 group's members are admins/current students/committed elsewhere.


There's at least 10-15 people who I know for sure are committed elsewhere still in the group, along with some current students and admissions people. Really doubt that the class is full already, so don't lose hope!



Im reading this ^ in leslie's voice to calm my spastic post-WL JS1 heart...

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Fri May 22, 2015 2:13 pm

Impatiently waiting for the second JS1 wave.
I am curious how many people are still remaining on the waitlist.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tardigrade » Fri May 22, 2015 2:14 pm

leslieknope wrote:
tardigrade wrote:
dnptan wrote:27 people were just added (around 2 hrs ago) in a big wave at the HLS 2018 FB group, bringing the total to 570


560 1Ls in Class of 2017 according to HLS' website...hoping way more than 10 of the 2018 group's members are admins/current students/committed elsewhere.


There's at least 10 people who I know for sure are committed elsewhere still in the group, along with some current students and admissions people. Really doubt that the class is full already, so don't lose hope!


Leslie Knope I love you.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 22, 2015 2:16 pm

They admit around 200 people a year off the wait list, there is more to come

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dnptan
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby dnptan » Fri May 22, 2015 2:18 pm

leslieknope wrote:
tardigrade wrote:
dnptan wrote:27 people were just added (around 2 hrs ago) in a big wave at the HLS 2018 FB group, bringing the total to 570


560 1Ls in Class of 2017 according to HLS' website...hoping way more than 10 of the 2018 group's members are admins/current students/committed elsewhere.


There's at least 10 people who I know for sure are committed elsewhere still in the group, along with some current students and admissions people. Really doubt that the class is full already, so don't lose hope!


Can confirm, a decent chunk have committed elsewhere!

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Fri May 22, 2015 2:24 pm

Anyone knows how many have been admitted off the waitlist so far?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby dabigchina » Fri May 22, 2015 2:48 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:They admit around 200 people a year off the wait list, there is more to come


do they actually admit 200 or did you mean 20? That seems like a big number.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 22, 2015 3:08 pm

From past threads I've heard 800 on the wait list and about 200 offers. They make about 1000 offers in total I believe

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MousAnony » Fri May 22, 2015 3:25 pm

I was bored and looked back beyond WL 2017 and found this poignant gem:

rehsalt wrote:
helix23 wrote:As a little boy I dreamed of being the one to start this thread.
We're glad you got to fulfill your childhood dream.

Thanks for the links. Actually I went through the threads of the last three years when Lavitz made a comment about holds before New Year's. It seems like there are two groups that get held. 1) Competitive applications that for whatever reason didn't overly impress them. In the past some of these folks have received interview invites as early as January. 2) And then there are some applications that are held because it seems that Harvard just didn't get around to finishing whatever process they have before rejecting. Harvard uses the hold very liberally, even putting people on hold in the middle of April, by which point it is effectively a waitlist.

I don't know if we can figure out what the odds are based on TLS because a lot of people don't report back about their final results. But it doesn't look good.

In general, going through these threads is oddly reminiscent of reading Anne Frank’s diary. There is much baseless optimism even while conditions become gloomier. And then the story comes to an abrupt close, leaving the reader to infer the ending.

BTW: For those who have not been held yet, there is a gem on page 13 of the 2011 hold thread that belongs somewhere here. Someone might want to bring it over.

One more thing: This is Harvard. The only kind of optimism we are really entitled to is this kind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qULSszbA-Ek&feature=related.

Good luck to all.


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=201914&start=25

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tfarunner » Fri May 22, 2015 3:43 pm

Hikari wrote:Anyone knows how many have been admitted off the waitlist so far?

Not a clue.... would also be interested in if we are seeing any GPA/LSAT trends in those admits or if it looks like it might be more softs/whoever they like at this point?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby w0w » Fri May 22, 2015 4:14 pm

Just looking at raw data it looks like most people have at least one number at or above median.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Fri May 22, 2015 6:09 pm

MousAnony wrote:I was bored and looked back beyond WL 2017 and found this poignant gem:

rehsalt wrote:
helix23 wrote:As a little boy I dreamed of being the one to start this thread.
We're glad you got to fulfill your childhood dream.

Thanks for the links. Actually I went through the threads of the last three years when Lavitz made a comment about holds before New Year's. It seems like there are two groups that get held. 1) Competitive applications that for whatever reason didn't overly impress them. In the past some of these folks have received interview invites as early as January. 2) And then there are some applications that are held because it seems that Harvard just didn't get around to finishing whatever process they have before rejecting. Harvard uses the hold very liberally, even putting people on hold in the middle of April, by which point it is effectively a waitlist.

I don't know if we can figure out what the odds are based on TLS because a lot of people don't report back about their final results. But it doesn't look good.

In general, going through these threads is oddly reminiscent of reading Anne Frank’s diary. There is much baseless optimism even while conditions become gloomier. And then the story comes to an abrupt close, leaving the reader to infer the ending.

BTW: For those who have not been held yet, there is a gem on page 13 of the 2011 hold thread that belongs somewhere here. Someone might want to bring it over.

One more thing: This is Harvard. The only kind of optimism we are really entitled to is this kind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qULSszbA-Ek&feature=related.

Good luck to all.


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=201914&start=25


Lol 1 out of a million chance of getting in. That's still a chance to get in. I will take that.
I love you HLS ☺️

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby stoopkid13 » Fri May 22, 2015 6:44 pm

Hikari wrote:Lol 1 out of a million chance of getting in. That's still a chance to get in. I will take that.
I love you HLS ☺️


Never tell me the odds...

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Fri May 22, 2015 6:49 pm

Hikari wrote:
MousAnony wrote:I was bored and looked back beyond WL 2017 and found this poignant gem:

rehsalt wrote:
helix23 wrote:As a little boy I dreamed of being the one to start this thread.
We're glad you got to fulfill your childhood dream.

Thanks for the links. Actually I went through the threads of the last three years when Lavitz made a comment about holds before New Year's. It seems like there are two groups that get held. 1) Competitive applications that for whatever reason didn't overly impress them. In the past some of these folks have received interview invites as early as January. 2) And then there are some applications that are held because it seems that Harvard just didn't get around to finishing whatever process they have before rejecting. Harvard uses the hold very liberally, even putting people on hold in the middle of April, by which point it is effectively a waitlist.

I don't know if we can figure out what the odds are based on TLS because a lot of people don't report back about their final results. But it doesn't look good.

In general, going through these threads is oddly reminiscent of reading Anne Frank’s diary. There is much baseless optimism even while conditions become gloomier. And then the story comes to an abrupt close, leaving the reader to infer the ending.

BTW: For those who have not been held yet, there is a gem on page 13 of the 2011 hold thread that belongs somewhere here. Someone might want to bring it over.

One more thing: This is Harvard. The only kind of optimism we are really entitled to is this kind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qULSszbA-Ek&feature=related.

Good luck to all.


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=201914&start=25


Lol 1 out of a million chance of getting in. That's still a chance to get in. I will take that.
I love you HLS ☺️


In fact I will pay a $1.000.000 x Infiniti to join the 2018 class.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby duck_rabbit » Sun May 24, 2015 8:25 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:From past threads I've heard 800 on the wait list and about 200 offers. They make about 1000 offers in total I believe


200 offers!? That can't be right, can it??

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Sun May 24, 2015 10:10 pm

duck_rabbit wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:From past threads I've heard 800 on the wait list and about 200 offers. They make about 1000 offers in total I believe


200 offers!? That can't be right, can it??



I have a hard time believing that number.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun May 24, 2015 10:40 pm

That numbers from analysis done in the 2013 thread

I wouldn't be surprised if they made 100+ offers tho




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