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 Smc1994 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:05 pm

anonperson2017 wrote:
kiwi50 wrote:Is the ding wave over yet?? I want to know I can return to my normal, non-panicked state. :shock:


don't want to add more anxiety to the air, but last year's mid-march ding wave did last two days


Gulp. Also, my condolences to all of the dings from today. I'm sure you guys will end up at some fantastic schools.

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

Postby tartan2016 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:06 pm

CHyde wrote:
Kinch08 wrote:
CHyde wrote:
Pozzo wrote:
CHyde wrote:Anybody above 25ths for both get rejected (I.E., 170+ & 3.7+)? PM me if you're not comfortable posting.

Saw a 172/3.9 rejected on LSN today.


Yea...I saw that and was curious about whether or not that was an aberration or whether there was a significant sample. I know there are applicants with weaker numbers who are still in the fold. Curious as to their methodology for this particular ding wave.


There are all sorts of reasons why someone with those numbers could get dinged early. My money is on "said something dumb in the Applicants thread." Let that be a lesson to you, kids.


Agreed. Looking at this person's LSN though, they've gotten into UChi and other similarly ranked schools with $$ so I'm going to assume nothing was devastating in their application. Then again, they might've tried to get fancy with H-specific LORs which bombed or H didn't like their international masters degree (no idea why they wouldn't).

Based on some conventional wisdom regarding admits though, including MS9's blog about applicant timelines, apps which are borderline are usually confined to a separate pile from "auto/near auto-rejects" for late game decisions. So it's somewhat confusing that this person is getting dinged right now, rather than late March, or even waitlisted. Most of the other rejects on LSN have applicants with numbers below both 25ths or are massive splitters.

I'm just going to keep speculating here in hopes of getting to a JS2 wave/avoiding my own ding...

Edited in light of new posts: Do we think interviews make that much of a difference? People have also posted here that they had "meh" interviews and still have gotten accepted. Sans being an arrogant sociopath, I am unsure how large of a role to consider the interview here.


After reading the HLS blog, to me it doesn't seem like interviews "make or break" the decision. Seems like the faculty review that comes after the interview might have a lot to do with the JS1s that get rejected, along with the final adcom review where they look at the whole application again including interview notes. Just my thoughts, not necessarily correct

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

Postby ad34964n » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:19 pm

stay alive, that would be enough...

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

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:21 pm

ad34964n wrote:stay alive, that would be enough...


I don't pretend to know the challenges you're facing.

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

Postby Smc1994 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:21 pm

ad34964n wrote:stay alive, that would be enough...


And if this guy, could be a fraction of your class, and then a fragment alumni, that would be enough.

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

Postby Pozzo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:22 pm

You guys need to take this Hamilton talk to the Columbia thread.

It's quiet uptown...

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

Postby Smc1994 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:23 pm

Pozzo wrote:You guys need to take this Hamilton talk to the Columbia thread.

It's quiet uptown...



Wait, you're telling me that's from Hamilton??? I thought it was inimitable, that we were being original...

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Postby Pozzo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:26 pm

Smc1994 wrote:
Pozzo wrote:You guys need to take this Hamilton talk to the Columbia thread.

It's quiet uptown...



Wait, you're telling me that's from Hamilton??? I thought it was inimitable, that we were being original...

Gosh, you will never be satisfied.

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Postby katthegreat11 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:42 pm

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Postby pkalltheway » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:43 pm

katthegreat11 wrote:So after submitting in September and no word since, I just got an interview request. It's for a Skype interview with "a member of the admissions staff," is that different than a JS1?


Fairly certain that's the same thing - congrats! What time did you receive the email?

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

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:43 pm

katthegreat11 wrote:So after submitting in September and no word since, I just got an interview request. It's for a Skype interview with "a member of the admissions staff," is that different than a JS1?


nah it's a JS1 - yay!

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Postby chasima » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:44 pm

katthegreat11 wrote:So after submitting in September and no word since, I just got an interview request. It's for a Skype interview with "a member of the admissions staff," is that different than a JS1?


Congrats!!!

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Postby katthegreat11 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:46 pm

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

Postby Kinch08 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:46 pm

js1 wave! Get excited, people. Told you there'd be one today.

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Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:50 pm

katthegreat11 wrote:Wow, okay then, that's unexpected! Just got it 5 minutes ago. There were about 10 slots open on the 15th and the 16th (20 slots total).


That makes JS2 waves on those days highly unlikely then right?

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Postby Leliana » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:51 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:Wow, okay then, that's unexpected! Just got it 5 minutes ago. There were about 10 slots open on the 15th and the 16th (20 slots total).


That makes JS2 waves on those days highly unlikely then right?


I think so. So let's hope it's the 14th :lol:

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

Postby kubakuba » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:54 pm

Kinch08 wrote:js1 wave! Get excited, people. Told you there'd be one today.



but it looks there were only 20 slots open... not that big of a wave... or is it normal?

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

Postby ashrice13 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:58 pm

Sarastro wrote:
ad34964n wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:H is giving me false hope by not rejecting me yet, why they do this

+180

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

Postby Kinch08 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:59 pm

Tomorrow's a JS2 wave, confirmed.

Buckle up, buckaroos.

I can't think of a good Hamilton reference, but I, too, am into that musical.

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

Postby ashrice13 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:59 pm

katthegreat11 wrote:Wow, okay then, that's unexpected! Just got it 5 minutes ago. There were about 10 slots open on the 15th and the 16th (20 slots total).

Thanks everyone!

Congrats!!!

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Postby CHyde » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:01 pm

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Postby katthegreat11 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:02 pm

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

Postby Leliana » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:03 pm

Kinch08 wrote:Tomorrow's a JS2 wave, confirmed.

Buckle up, buckaroos.

I can't think of a good Hamilton reference, but I, too, am into that musical.


Tomorrow there'll be more of us? :lol:

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

Postby Kinch08 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:04 pm

CHyde wrote:
Kinch08 wrote:Tomorrow's a JS2 wave, confirmed.

Buckle up, buckaroos.

I can't think of a good Hamilton reference, but I, too, am into that musical.


Or tomorrow's ding wave 2.0, and we get JS2 Friday? I'm praying for tomorrow...let the dings end, Ms. Soban.


People have been saying that a JS2 wave at this time of year almost always follows a ding wave within 48 hours. Also, Friday seems kind of too close to the end of March wave. I would give 4:1 odds on tomorrow.

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Tomorrow there'll be more of us? :lol:


Raise a glass to the 350-odd of us...

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

Postby curry1 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:05 pm

Kinch08 wrote:
CHyde wrote:
Kinch08 wrote:Tomorrow's a JS2 wave, confirmed.

Buckle up, buckaroos.

I can't think of a good Hamilton reference, but I, too, am into that musical.


Or tomorrow's ding wave 2.0, and we get JS2 Friday? I'm praying for tomorrow...let the dings end, Ms. Soban.


People have been saying that a JS2 wave at this time of year almost always follows a ding wave within 48 hours. Also, Friday seems kind of too close to the end of March wave. I would give 4:1 odds on tomorrow.

Leliana wrote:
Tomorrow there'll be more of us? :lol:


Raise a glass to the 350-odd of us...

please be true



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