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

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Next JS2 wave(s) will be...

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

Postby potterotter » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:55 pm

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

Postby MrJD2020 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:58 pm

potterotter wrote:
dhbiv wrote:
mrgstephe wrote:
haley12 wrote:
unrelated wrote:
dhbiv wrote:
I think Harvard probably has some generic algorithm with some rules that spits out who gets JS1s. Maybe something like:

Anyone with at least one number over a median, JS1 invite.


I can tell you that at this moment, this part of your hypothesis is inaccurate. Very reliable source.


^^ same here


As someone on the other side (GPA well above median, LSAT below), I can also confirm


Yeah, I worded my post pretty poorly, but I wasn't trying to imply that was actually one of the rules. Just an example of a type of rule that they might use. There might be 20-30 programmed rules that scan the LSAC CAS data, which spits out some index number. Then the admissions people use that to decide JS1 requests.

One rule might be "anyone with at least one number above median, JS1"
Rule 2: URM with XXX stats, JS1
Rule 3, Numbers X amount below median, but X years work experience, JS1
Rule 4: People with masters degrees and X numbers
etc, etc etc.

These are probably not the actual rules, but some of the logic Harvard might apply; I wouldn't be surprised if the JS1 process was highly automated and computerized.


I am below 25 LSAT for H. I am only slightly above 50 GPA for H. KJD. No fancy softs. Not URM. Didn't attend a top school for undergrad. The strongest part of my application is the one they're required to read line by line, not something a computer could quantify.
Applied Sept, JS1 December, JS2 Feb.
So unless the algorithm includes "reading through all the files and actually putting weight on what they say" (which would make the ones you submitted moot), there's no explanation for my JS2. Or my acceptances at YCC, where I was in a similar position.
Applying to T14 is a holistic process.


This was the last thing I needed to read right before Yale's deadline. #allnighter

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

Postby scott2016 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:04 pm

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

Postby dokumented » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:05 pm

If i get a JS1, I'll convert to Christianity. Went complete Feb 23.
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby eyetelyuhwhut » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:11 pm

scott2016 wrote:Any other December JS1ers still waiting? It's hard not to feel despondent after missing the last wave. Looking for solidarity


Plenty, myself included. Stay strong

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

Postby tagomago » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:13 pm

Any hope for someone who went complete on 11/30 and still no JS1?

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

Postby MrJD2020 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:14 pm

tagomago wrote:Any hope for someone who went complete on 11/30 and still no JS1?


I've been complete since mid-November. Holding out hope. Nothing to do but keep waiting.

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

Postby tagomago » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:18 pm

MrJD2020 wrote:
tagomago wrote:Any hope for someone who went complete on 11/30 and still no JS1?


I've been complete since mid-November. Holding out hope. Nothing to do but keep waiting.


Yeah, I'm GPA<25 but LSAT>75, so I'm not really sure what my chances are. Was kinda hoping to at least get an interview, but it's getting bleak.

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

Postby Smc1994 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:20 pm

potterotter wrote:
Smc1994 wrote:
potterotter wrote:In the way that I've seen them defined on here fancy softs are national awards (Rhodes etc). Everything for me is University-wide (in my own) or dealing with other low-ranked universities and law schools. My internships are also either local or state. Nothing fancy.


Are you suggesting that my membership in the Finer Things club isn't fancy?


Did you find out who I was in real life and all the things I love? Huge Office fan. Let's be friends. I'll buy you coffee.


I did not, but I'm more than happy to be friends. Tell you what, unless you're going to one of the non-t3 ASWs, then, if I can get a JS2, you can buy me an outrageously expensive cup of coffee in Cambridge.

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

Postby AllHailKingMao » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:26 pm

dokumented wrote:If i get a JS1, I'll convert to Christianity. Went complete Feb 27.


Lol wut?

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

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:33 pm

dokumented wrote:If i get a JS1, I'll convert to Christianity. Went complete Feb 27.


literally, me.

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

Postby CA1993 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:52 pm

mm2368 wrote:
dokumented wrote:If i get a JS1, I'll convert to Christianity. Went complete Feb 27.


literally, me.


You guys get me

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

Postby canafsa » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:54 pm

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

Postby alpinespring » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:05 pm

Pozzo wrote:Going through last year's spreadsheet because I'm a data nerd and a sadist. 186 JS1s on there, minus 41 who never updated past "Decision Pending" leaves 145. Of those 136 were accepted. Of the 9 not, 4 were denied, 5 WL'd. Most of those folks have one or both numbers below medians/25ths. But these two scare the bajeezus out of me:

174/3.99: Denied
178/3.93: Denied

:shock: :shock: :shock:


Given your understanding/knowledge of the spreadsheet...

What would you say are the chances of an applicant receiving a JS1 four weeks after going complete?

Heard a consultant say that for schools that interview, if you don't hear back within four weeks since going complete (i.e. me), then there's something that's holding your app back.

Most applicants who get accepted in the end get JS1 invite within 4 weeks of going complete, right?

I just want to be realistic and move on with my life... thanks in advance

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

Postby laqueredup » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:11 pm

mm2368 wrote:those people are probably robots who haven't been able to talk since "the accident".


I think Harvard would admit any Artificial Intelligence that could score a 178 and write a coherent personal statement. Robot might just be the highest priority URM, especially if it was interested in possible constitutional foundations for robot rights.

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

Postby Smc1994 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:23 pm

laqueredup wrote:
mm2368 wrote:those people are probably robots who haven't been able to talk since "the accident".


I think Harvard would admit any Artificial Intelligence that could score a 178 and write a coherent personal statement. Robot might just be the highest priority URM, especially if it was interested in possible constitutional foundations for robot rights.


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

Postby GoBucks6612 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:37 pm

alpinespring wrote:
Pozzo wrote:Going through last year's spreadsheet because I'm a data nerd and a sadist. 186 JS1s on there, minus 41 who never updated past "Decision Pending" leaves 145. Of those 136 were accepted. Of the 9 not, 4 were denied, 5 WL'd. Most of those folks have one or both numbers below medians/25ths. But these two scare the bajeezus out of me:

174/3.99: Denied
178/3.93: Denied

:shock: :shock: :shock:


Given your understanding/knowledge of the spreadsheet...

What would you say are the chances of an applicant receiving a JS1 four weeks after going complete?

Heard a consultant say that for schools that interview, if you don't hear back within four weeks since going complete (i.e. me), then there's something that's holding your app back.

Most applicants who get accepted in the end get JS1 invite within 4 weeks of going complete, right?

I just want to be realistic and move on with my life... thanks in advance


Personally waited 2 months for a JS1 and another 2 from JS1 request to JS2. Never give up hope until you get dinged! :)

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

Postby addie1412 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:40 pm

alpinespring wrote:
Pozzo wrote:Going through last year's spreadsheet because I'm a data nerd and a sadist. 186 JS1s on there, minus 41 who never updated past "Decision Pending" leaves 145. Of those 136 were accepted. Of the 9 not, 4 were denied, 5 WL'd. Most of those folks have one or both numbers below medians/25ths. But these two scare the bajeezus out of me:

174/3.99: Denied
178/3.93: Denied

:shock: :shock: :shock:


Given your understanding/knowledge of the spreadsheet...

What would you say are the chances of an applicant receiving a JS1 four weeks after going complete?

Heard a consultant say that for schools that interview, if you don't hear back within four weeks since going complete (i.e. me), then there's something that's holding your app back.

Most applicants who get accepted in the end get JS1 invite within 4 weeks of going complete, right?

I just want to be realistic and move on with my life... thanks in advance


No JS2 (yet) but I received my JS1 invite exactly two months after going complete. My completion date was right before the holidays, though, so that may have delayed things.

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

Postby calpolisci2016 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:43 pm

So no js1s were dinged today (or have yet to be dinged this cycle), correct?

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

Postby appind » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:58 pm

alpinespring wrote:
Pozzo wrote:Going through last year's spreadsheet because I'm a data nerd and a sadist. 186 JS1s on there, minus 41 who never updated past "Decision Pending" leaves 145. Of those 136 were accepted. Of the 9 not, 4 were denied, 5 WL'd. Most of those folks have one or both numbers below medians/25ths. But these two scare the bajeezus out of me:

174/3.99: Denied
178/3.93: Denied

:shock: :shock: :shock:


Given your understanding/knowledge of the spreadsheet...

What would you say are the chances of an applicant receiving a JS1 four weeks after going complete?

Heard a consultant say that for schools that interview, if you don't hear back within four weeks since going complete (i.e. me), then there's something that's holding your app back.

Most applicants who get accepted in the end get JS1 invite within 4 weeks of going complete, right?

I just want to be realistic and move on with my life... thanks in advance


can you elaborate on source or how true bolded is?

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

Postby alpinespring » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:57 pm

GoBucks6612 wrote:
alpinespring wrote:
Pozzo wrote:Going through last year's spreadsheet because I'm a data nerd and a sadist. 186 JS1s on there, minus 41 who never updated past "Decision Pending" leaves 145. Of those 136 were accepted. Of the 9 not, 4 were denied, 5 WL'd. Most of those folks have one or both numbers below medians/25ths. But these two scare the bajeezus out of me:

174/3.99: Denied
178/3.93: Denied

:shock: :shock: :shock:


Given your understanding/knowledge of the spreadsheet...

What would you say are the chances of an applicant receiving a JS1 four weeks after going complete?

Heard a consultant say that for schools that interview, if you don't hear back within four weeks since going complete (i.e. me), then there's something that's holding your app back.

Most applicants who get accepted in the end get JS1 invite within 4 weeks of going complete, right?

I just want to be realistic and move on with my life... thanks in advance


Personally waited 2 months for a JS1 and another 2 from JS1 request to JS2. Never give up hope until you get dinged! :)


Wow, thank you so (and addie1412) for sharing the timeline! (and checking into our thread although you've already been accepted).
Congratulations on your amazing achievement!
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby alpinespring » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:01 am

appind wrote:
alpinespring wrote:
Pozzo wrote:Going through last year's spreadsheet because I'm a data nerd and a sadist. 186 JS1s on there, minus 41 who never updated past "Decision Pending" leaves 145. Of those 136 were accepted. Of the 9 not, 4 were denied, 5 WL'd. Most of those folks have one or both numbers below medians/25ths. But these two scare the bajeezus out of me:

174/3.99: Denied
178/3.93: Denied

:shock: :shock: :shock:


Given your understanding/knowledge of the spreadsheet...

What would you say are the chances of an applicant receiving a JS1 four weeks after going complete?

Heard a consultant say that for schools that interview, if you don't hear back within four weeks since going complete (i.e. me), then there's something that's holding your app back.

Most applicants who get accepted in the end get JS1 invite within 4 weeks of going complete, right?

I just want to be realistic and move on with my life... thanks in advance


can you elaborate on source or how true bolded is?


Well I got that 4-week time frame from one of the Webinars the consultant did with an LSAT prep company.

It's either this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXMXyIe4jYM

Or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-pr_cmbq44&t=2678s

I can't remember which of these two, but it should appear in the part where he talks about red flags in your application.

But then again people got JS1'S 2 months after going complete so I don't think he was referring to HLS specifically.

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

Postby curry1 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:05 am

alpinespring wrote:
appind wrote:
alpinespring wrote:
Pozzo wrote:Going through last year's spreadsheet because I'm a data nerd and a sadist. 186 JS1s on there, minus 41 who never updated past "Decision Pending" leaves 145. Of those 136 were accepted. Of the 9 not, 4 were denied, 5 WL'd. Most of those folks have one or both numbers below medians/25ths. But these two scare the bajeezus out of me:

174/3.99: Denied
178/3.93: Denied

:shock: :shock: :shock:


Given your understanding/knowledge of the spreadsheet...

What would you say are the chances of an applicant receiving a JS1 four weeks after going complete?

Heard a consultant say that for schools that interview, if you don't hear back within four weeks since going complete (i.e. me), then there's something that's holding your app back.

Most applicants who get accepted in the end get JS1 invite within 4 weeks of going complete, right?

I just want to be realistic and move on with my life... thanks in advance


can you elaborate on source or how true bolded is?


Well I got that 4-week time frame from one of the Webinars the consultant did with an LSAT prep company.

It's either this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXMXyIe4jYM

Or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-pr_cmbq44&t=2678s

I can't remember which of these two, but it should appear in the part where he talks about red flags in your application.

But then again people got JS1'S 2 months after going complete so I don't think he was referring to HLS specifically.


Those remarks don't make sense unless he's referring to people applying late cycle or to non-top schools. For those of the t6 that do lots of interviews (HCC), no invitations were sent out until november. Apps opened in early September (August for Chicago).

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

Postby appind » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:20 am

curry1 wrote:
alpinespring wrote:
appind wrote:
alpinespring wrote:
Pozzo wrote:Going through last year's spreadsheet because I'm a data nerd and a sadist. 186 JS1s on there, minus 41 who never updated past "Decision Pending" leaves 145. Of those 136 were accepted. Of the 9 not, 4 were denied, 5 WL'd. Most of those folks have one or both numbers below medians/25ths. But these two scare the bajeezus out of me:

174/3.99: Denied
178/3.93: Denied

:shock: :shock: :shock:


Given your understanding/knowledge of the spreadsheet...

What would you say are the chances of an applicant receiving a JS1 four weeks after going complete?

Heard a consultant say that for schools that interview, if you don't hear back within four weeks since going complete (i.e. me), then there's something that's holding your app back.

Most applicants who get accepted in the end get JS1 invite within 4 weeks of going complete, right?

I just want to be realistic and move on with my life... thanks in advance


can you elaborate on source or how true bolded is?


Well I got that 4-week time frame from one of the Webinars the consultant did with an LSAT prep company.

It's either this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXMXyIe4jYM

Or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-pr_cmbq44&t=2678s

I can't remember which of these two, but it should appear in the part where he talks about red flags in your application.

But then again people got JS1'S 2 months after going complete so I don't think he was referring to HLS specifically.


Those remarks don't make sense unless he's referring to people applying late cycle or to non-top schools. For those of the t6 that do lots of interviews (HCC), no invitations were sent out until november. Apps opened in early September (August for Chicago).


i couldn't find reference to where in these recordings the consultants mention 4-week window or being held back. even for the limited set of late-applications to H, i hope it's not typically true.
there are always going to be exceptions, but i think a large number of late application to H can get JS1 after 4 week window. true?

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

Postby acz26 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:37 am

I went complete 10/3...JS1 invitation 1/18...JS1 1/31...JS2 2/22. I know someone who got a JS1 in March. It's not over until you get an actual decision...for realsies



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