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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MajinBuu
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MajinBuu » Wed May 27, 2015 9:28 am

The thinker wrote:
tfarunner wrote:
The thinker wrote:
wonka wrote:
Cinderella24 wrote:Anymore JS1 interview slots open?


None right now.

tfarunner wrote:
MousAnony wrote:From last year's thread it looks like a few small rounds of JS2's every two weeks. Two in June. One in July. One in August. But we're dealing with such small numbers here it's hard to assume the thread is an accurate representation past this point in the cycle.

Not to be a downer, but last year's waitlist thread goes silent 5 pages after the 2nd round of May JS2s (what we saw today) finished up. The end is nigh.



So how are we feeling about a potential JS1 wave for this week?


Hopeful



Based only on the pole, it seems like we are at about 26 acceptances out of 110 votes. Do we even think there are spots left for a JS1 wave?


Idk last year had two waves but I imagine that changes year to year so we might not have another (even if we have a round still have to be one of the ones selected)


Wasn't yesterday's wave really small?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Wed May 27, 2015 9:50 am

MajinBuu wrote:
Wasn't yesterday's wave really small?


I meant two js1 waves which suggests that we will have another in the coming week or so. However, i think using last years cycle to make predictions about this years is not very sound because the nature of the waitlist makes it very unpredictable which suggests that the procedure the admissions office takes will also be more unpredictable. I think that yesterday's js2 wave was likely roll over from the first wave but i dont think that implies that a second wave will happen

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tfarunner » Wed May 27, 2015 9:55 am

The thinker wrote:
MajinBuu wrote:
Wasn't yesterday's wave really small?


I meant two js1 waves which suggests that we will have another in the coming week or so. However, i think using last years cycle to make predictions about this years is not very sound because the nature of the waitlist makes it very unpredictable which suggests that the procedure the admissions office takes will also be more unpredictable. I think that yesterday's js2 wave was likely roll over from the first wave but i dont think that implies that a second wave will happen



You don't think that implies a second wave of JS2s or a second wave of JS1s? Sorry, just to clarify...

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby The thinker » Wed May 27, 2015 10:01 am

tfarunner wrote:
The thinker wrote:
MajinBuu wrote:
Wasn't yesterday's wave really small?


I meant two js1 waves which suggests that we will have another in the coming week or so. However, i think using last years cycle to make predictions about this years is not very sound because the nature of the waitlist makes it very unpredictable which suggests that the procedure the admissions office takes will also be more unpredictable. I think that yesterday's js2 wave was likely roll over from the first wave but i dont think that implies that a second wave will happen



You don't think that implies a second wave of JS2s or a second wave of JS1s? Sorry, just to clarify...


either; I'm saying that we cannot make predictions about the waitlist with any real accuracy. We dont have the proper information (i.e. analogies to last years cycle are inappropriate because the level to which this year's waitlist compares to last year's is indeterminate)

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MousAnony » Wed May 27, 2015 11:31 am

I agree with all the caveats regarding historical expectations voiced ITT. Still I don't think it's looking good for those of us still waiting.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Wed May 27, 2015 11:33 am

I want to believe that this cycle is more similar to the 2012 cycle. That more JS1 are on the way.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tfarunner » Wed May 27, 2015 11:37 am

Hikari wrote:I want to believe that this cycle is more similar to the 2012 cycle. That more JS1 are on the way.



I too really really want/need to believe in this for a little longer.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Wed May 27, 2015 11:52 am

~20 something people were added to the fb group

593 is the count

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Wed May 27, 2015 12:00 pm

Are there any interview slots open?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Wed May 27, 2015 12:11 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:~20 something people were added to the fb group

593 is the count


:shock:
It is truly nearing the end.
Hope at least 50 more and wishing to be one of them.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Wed May 27, 2015 12:15 pm

Hikari wrote:Are there any interview slots open?


for some reason the appointment website isn't working for me, but others can check

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Wed May 27, 2015 12:24 pm

Can someone please check of interview slots are available?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MousAnony » Wed May 27, 2015 12:57 pm

Hikari wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:~20 something people were added to the fb group

593 is the count


:shock:
It is truly nearing the end.
Hope at least 50 more and wishing to be one of them.


Take heart, there's always next cycle. Mack is proof that trying again is not a fool's errand.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tardigrade » Wed May 27, 2015 1:04 pm

Hikari wrote:Can someone please check of interview slots are available?


When I check, the calendar doesn't show up. Don't know if that's an error with my browser, URL, or whatever.

Congrats to all who've gotten in!! Losing hope here, but will probably stick around until the beginning of July since I can't get an apartment earlier anyway. Will definitely keep checking this thread, hope it doesn't die out too soon.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby CavemanLawyerJr » Wed May 27, 2015 1:12 pm

Fairly recent lurker here. Got a JS2 yesterday! I do have a number of years of work experience (5+), but wanted to share because I'm basically at both 25 percentile marks. It IS possible to get in off the WL even without having stats at the median or above!

I was a post-WL JS1 (interview 5/14), JS2 yesterday, accepted officially this morning. Non-URM with 5+ years work experience. PM me if you have any specific questions.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hikari » Wed May 27, 2015 2:43 pm

CavemanLawyerJr wrote:Fairly recent lurker here. Got a JS2 yesterday! I do have a number of years of work experience (5+), but wanted to share because I'm basically at both 25 percentile marks. It IS possible to get in off the WL even without having stats at the median or above!

I was a post-WL JS1 (interview 5/14), JS2 yesterday, accepted officially this morning. Non-URM with 5+ years work experience. PM me if you have any specific questions.


congrats on your acceptance and best of luck at HLS!!!

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby tfarunner » Thu May 28, 2015 10:16 am

Hikari wrote:
CavemanLawyerJr wrote:Fairly recent lurker here. Got a JS2 yesterday! I do have a number of years of work experience (5+), but wanted to share because I'm basically at both 25 percentile marks. It IS possible to get in off the WL even without having stats at the median or above!

I was a post-WL JS1 (interview 5/14), JS2 yesterday, accepted officially this morning. Non-URM with 5+ years work experience. PM me if you have any specific questions.


congrats on your acceptance and best of luck at HLS!!!



Thoughts on JS1s for today or tomorrow?

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby w0w » Thu May 28, 2015 10:31 am

tfarunner wrote:
Hikari wrote:
CavemanLawyerJr wrote:Fairly recent lurker here. Got a JS2 yesterday! I do have a number of years of work experience (5+), but wanted to share because I'm basically at both 25 percentile marks. It IS possible to get in off the WL even without having stats at the median or above!

I was a post-WL JS1 (interview 5/14), JS2 yesterday, accepted officially this morning. Non-URM with 5+ years work experience. PM me if you have any specific questions.


congrats on your acceptance and best of luck at HLS!!!



Thoughts on JS1s for today or tomorrow?


No thoughts, just hopes.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby universityof » Thu May 28, 2015 10:41 am

w0w wrote:
No thoughts, just hopes.


+1. Weird feeling trying to balance being hopeful about harvard and perfectly happy with NYU

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby w0w » Thu May 28, 2015 10:47 am

universityof wrote:
w0w wrote:
No thoughts, just hopes.


+1. Weird feeling trying to balance being hopeful about harvard and perfectly happy with NYU


Exactly the same boat. And honestly, I'm so excited to be in the city if I do get into H it's going to be a bit bittersweet.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby MajinBuu » Thu May 28, 2015 11:08 am

Feeling the same re: NYU - I'm excited about it but I reaaaaaaally want Harvard

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby dnptan » Thu May 28, 2015 11:13 am

MajinBuu wrote:Feeling the same re: NYU - I'm excited about it but I reaaaaaaally want Harvard


Got into NYU the first time I applied, and WLd at Harvard. Tried 2 more times before I got in :) Just re-apply with a better LSAT/more work exp!
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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby w0w » Thu May 28, 2015 11:19 am

dnptan wrote:
MajinBuu wrote:Feeling the same re: NYU - I'm excited about it but I reaaaaaaally want Harvard


Got into NYU the first time I applied, and WLd at Harvard. Tries 2 more times before I got in :) Just re-apply with a better LSAT/more work exp!


I have 6 years work experience and have taken the lsat 3 times since 2010 in addition to teaching an lsat class. Ima just say whatever happens is meant to be at this point.

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Re: Harvard Law School c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby dnptan » Thu May 28, 2015 11:37 am

w0w wrote:
dnptan wrote:
MajinBuu wrote:Feeling the same re: NYU - I'm excited about it but I reaaaaaaally want Harvard


Got into NYU the first time I applied, and WLd at Harvard. Tries 2 more times before I got in :) Just re-apply with a better LSAT/more work exp!


I have 6 years work experience and have taken the lsat 3 times since 2010 in addition to teaching an lsat class. Ima just say whatever happens is meant to be at this point.


Good attitude. Best of luck! NYU is a great school - hard to remember that when faced with the branding of Harvard




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