Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Next JS2 wave(s) will be...

Monday 3/27
2
2%
Tuesday 3/28
18
17%
Wednesday 3/29
35
32%
Thursday 3/30
13
12%
Friday 3/31
30
28%
Saturday 4/1
10
9%
 
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby shoparoundthecorner » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:20 pm

pretzeltime wrote:
shoparoundthecorner wrote:So is there just one big wave or do they come out gradually? I went complete 10/5--could I expect to hear back in the first wave?


The 2019 Harvard thread has a crapload of this info on the OP. I suggest checking it out.

(No, you won't necessarily hear in the first wave, and waves come frequently)


Will do, thanks!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby shoparoundthecorner » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:22 pm

QuentonCassidy wrote:
shoparoundthecorner wrote:

Pretzel is right, and I am unsure what the latest completion date was in the first wave last year (checking out last year's spreadsheet might give you some indication). I would venture a guess that your completion date doesn't preclude you from being first wave because last year I went complete on 10/1 and was in the first wave.

Furthermore, it should be noted that while JS1s on any given day generally come out around the same time, they are not all sent out at once, i.e. at exactly the same time. For instance, last year I saw posts on TLS about JS1s going out, checked my email, and hadn't received an invite. Thirty minutes later I got the email, so if you see people posting about JS1s but don't have one yet, don't count yourself out.


This is very helpful--thanks!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thelaw23 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:27 pm

QuentonCassidy wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:How many of the people who apply get interviewed?

And how many of the people interviewed get admitted?

Hehehe

There was a ton of discussion about this in last year's thread, but there was an almost equal amount of shitpoasting/cat pic spamming, so I will keep answering these Qs. For a while they interviewed about 1,000 and accepted a little over 900, so getting an interview was pretty much a formality toward acceptance. A few years back they said that they increased the # of interviews to 1,200 (still admitted the same # of applicants), so now it is less of a formality but still a very good sign (best guess is that approximately 75% of interviewees get accepted). There has been discussion over whether or not the # of interviews has continued to rise, but best guess and general consensus is that they still interview ~1,200 and accept ~900, giving a 75% acceptance rate if interviewed.

ETA: I was responsible for a solid chunk of last year's shitpoasting, so don't take my comments above to be condemnatory


Thank you!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:55 pm

Finally checking in for real! Just submitted!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby QuentonCassidy » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:56 am

PSA that you all will probably be interested in: 12 interview appointment slots have been added by the HLS admissions team. In previous years this has meant that the first JS1 invites will be going out soon (probably later today). There are 12 slots open and they are on 11/2 and 11/3.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thelaw23 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:59 am

QuentonCassidy wrote:PSA that you all will probably be interested in: 12 interview appointment slots have been added by the HLS admissions team. In previous years this has meant that the first JS1 invites will be going out soon (probably later today). There are 12 slots open and they are on 11/2 and 11/3.



Ooooooo!!!!

And so it begins.

My splitter a$$ is probably not getting admitted, but we can all dream.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby patttt » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:25 am

shoparoundthecorner wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:
shoparoundthecorner wrote:So is there just one big wave or do they come out gradually? I went complete 10/5--could I expect to hear back in the first wave?


The 2019 Harvard thread has a crapload of this info on the OP. I suggest checking it out.

(No, you won't necessarily hear in the first wave, and waves come frequently)


Will do, thanks!


p sure i coped and pasted all that info into the op on this thread too.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby aaron1621 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:31 am

I have been complete since 9/28, that is first wave right?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:32 am

patttt wrote:
shoparoundthecorner wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:
shoparoundthecorner wrote:So is there just one big wave or do they come out gradually? I went complete 10/5--could I expect to hear back in the first wave?


The 2019 Harvard thread has a crapload of this info on the OP. I suggest checking it out.

(No, you won't necessarily hear in the first wave, and waves come frequently)


Will do, thanks!


p sure i coped and pasted all that info into the op on this thread too.


oooh THAT TOO. thanks OP

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:38 am

smartmoon wrote:
QuentonCassidy wrote:PSA that you all will probably be interested in: 12 interview appointment slots have been added by the HLS admissions team. In previous years this has meant that the first JS1 invites will be going out soon (probably later today). There are 12 slots open and they are on 11/2 and 11/3.


How do you know all this? :P :P


yes that's some pretty hot intel. thanks !

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:39 am

aaron1621 wrote:I have been complete since 9/28, that is first wave right?


interview invites are not necessarily given out according to when you submitted

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby QuentonCassidy » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:00 pm

pretzeltime wrote:
smartmoon wrote:
QuentonCassidy wrote:PSA that you all will probably be interested in: 12 interview appointment slots have been added by the HLS admissions team. In previous years this has meant that the first JS1 invites will be going out soon (probably later today). There are 12 slots open and they are on 11/2 and 11/3.


How do you know all this? :P :P


yes that's some pretty hot intel. thanks !

Current 1L at HLS, so the link they sent me to schedule my interview back when I was applying still works (so I can check out interview slots). Last year when I was applying a bunch of people on TLS were super helpful so I wanted pay it back by hopefully providing helpful info/answering questions on this thread.

To that effect, in response to potterotter, interviews are the only thing that will be coming out this early. There shouldn't be any denials/wait lists coming until next calendar year at the earliest.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Smc1994 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:02 pm

QuentonCassidy wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:
smartmoon wrote:
QuentonCassidy wrote:PSA that you all will probably be interested in: 12 interview appointment slots have been added by the HLS admissions team. In previous years this has meant that the first JS1 invites will be going out soon (probably later today). There are 12 slots open and they are on 11/2 and 11/3.


How do you know all this? :P :P


yes that's some pretty hot intel. thanks !

Current 1L at HLS, so the link they sent me to schedule my interview back when I was applying still works (so I can check out interview slots). Last year when I was applying a bunch of people on TLS were super helpful so I wanted pay it back by hopefully providing helpful info/answering questions on this thread.

To that effect, in response to potterotter, interviews are the only thing that will be coming out this early. There shouldn't be any denials/wait lists coming until next calendar year at the earliest.



You're a rockstar.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:03 pm

Smc1994 wrote:
QuentonCassidy wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:
smartmoon wrote:
QuentonCassidy wrote:PSA that you all will probably be interested in: 12 interview appointment slots have been added by the HLS admissions team. In previous years this has meant that the first JS1 invites will be going out soon (probably later today). There are 12 slots open and they are on 11/2 and 11/3.


How do you know all this? :P :P


yes that's some pretty hot intel. thanks !

Current 1L at HLS, so the link they sent me to schedule my interview back when I was applying still works (so I can check out interview slots). Last year when I was applying a bunch of people on TLS were super helpful so I wanted pay it back by hopefully providing helpful info/answering questions on this thread.

To that effect, in response to potterotter, interviews are the only thing that will be coming out this early. There shouldn't be any denials/wait lists coming until next calendar year at the earliest.



You're a rockstar.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:07 pm

How much will a late app (yesterday) affect when I hear back?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby poptart123 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:12 pm

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Smc1994 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:13 pm

SweetTort wrote:How much will a late app (yesterday) affect when I hear back?



With your numbers, I'd sit back and stop stressing.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:14 pm

Smc1994 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:How much will a late app (yesterday) affect when I hear back?



With your numbers, I'd sit back and stop stressing.


Lol sorry sorry, thanks fam.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Smc1994 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:17 pm

SweetTort wrote:
Smc1994 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:How much will a late app (yesterday) affect when I hear back?



With your numbers, I'd sit back and stop stressing.


Lol sorry sorry, thanks fam.


No worries haha. My numbers are at 50/>75, so I know the stress you feel. But, seriously, you're in before Halloween. You're still fairly early

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby QuentonCassidy » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:18 pm

SweetTort wrote:How much will a late app (yesterday) affect when I hear back?

They probably won't have your app to consider for the first couple waves, but potentially any time after that.

This also seems like a good time to mention (pretzel already alluded to this) that interviews don't go out chronologically by when you submitted. While it definitely helps to get in an early app (before Thanksgiving is usually considered "early") it does not mean you will hear back sooner. The first waves of JS1s/2s generally go to people with very high stats (above both medians and at least one 75th), and then later waves become more inclusive. Some people who applied day 1 didn't get an interview for months and some people who applied in October were in the first wave. So basically don't get down if you get skipped over for a while.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby QuentonCassidy » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:32 pm

Update on my original PSA, I checked the appointment scheduling website again and they have taken down the slots, so the invites probably won't be going out today. This happened a couple years ago as well and the JS1s were sent out a few days later and the interviews were scheduled on the same dates that the original slots were on. Point being, I may have gotten your hopes up a bit too much, but it's highly likely that the first interviews will be on 11/2-3 and that invites will be going out soon probably before the end of next week)

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Bearlyalive » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:44 pm

SweetTort wrote:How much will a late app (yesterday) affect when I hear back?


You can also go through the application spreadsheets from last year's TLSers (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=253919) and see the different timelines of the people who applied around this time last year. For example, there's one applicant who applied on 10/23, got their JS1 request on 11/12, and did their interview on 11/19. There's another candidate who applied on 10/11, got the interview request on 11/3, but waited until 11/18 to interview and then was accepted in the first JS2 wave last year on 12/8.
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