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 xnsch » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:55 pm

pilfin wrote:Since I love doing over-analysis of things that I can't change or affect:

Last year, it looks like the likelihood of receiving a JS1 decreased pretty drastically after ~44 days (ref: analytics from last year's thread). So, since it's been 57 days since September 23rd (the first complete of 2016), it would lead one to believe that most of the people on this thread who applied early have fairly low odds of receiving a JS1.

BUT: Last year, the first JS1 came only 27 days after the first complete. This year, it was 42 days. That makes me think that, on average, those of us who applied early still have a fair chance of receiving a JS1.

Thoughts? Again, not that it ultimately matters, but it's fun to talk about :lol:


I feel like timings for this cycle are going to be off relative to the previous few years. Not only the fact that JS1's came out quite a bit later than usual but also the fact that people have been reporting that during interviews the admissions person said that it might be a bit of a longer wait for decisions to come out (that's what I was told during my interview). So I feel like we'll still be seeing JS1's coming out in the next few weeks and probably decisions won't happen until late December at the earliest

Of course I'm totally speculating though haha

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

Postby curry1 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:02 pm

xnsch wrote:
pilfin wrote:Since I love doing over-analysis of things that I can't change or affect:

Last year, it looks like the likelihood of receiving a JS1 decreased pretty drastically after ~44 days (ref: analytics from last year's thread). So, since it's been 57 days since September 23rd (the first complete of 2016), it would lead one to believe that most of the people on this thread who applied early have fairly low odds of receiving a JS1.

BUT: Last year, the first JS1 came only 27 days after the first complete. This year, it was 42 days. That makes me think that, on average, those of us who applied early still have a fair chance of receiving a JS1.

Thoughts? Again, not that it ultimately matters, but it's fun to talk about :lol:


I feel like timings for this cycle are going to be off relative to the previous few years. Not only the fact that JS1's came out quite a bit later than usual but also the fact that people have been reporting that during interviews the admissions person said that it might be a bit of a longer wait for decisions to come out (that's what I was told during my interview). So I feel like we'll still be seeing JS1's coming out in the next few weeks and probably decisions won't happen until late December at the earliest

Of course I'm totally speculating though haha


my interviewer said that decisions won't come until late december at the earliest

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

Postby shoparoundthecorner » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:11 pm

curry1 wrote:
xnsch wrote:
pilfin wrote:Since I love doing over-analysis of things that I can't change or affect:

Last year, it looks like the likelihood of receiving a JS1 decreased pretty drastically after ~44 days (ref: analytics from last year's thread). So, since it's been 57 days since September 23rd (the first complete of 2016), it would lead one to believe that most of the people on this thread who applied early have fairly low odds of receiving a JS1.

BUT: Last year, the first JS1 came only 27 days after the first complete. This year, it was 42 days. That makes me think that, on average, those of us who applied early still have a fair chance of receiving a JS1.

Thoughts? Again, not that it ultimately matters, but it's fun to talk about :lol:


I feel like timings for this cycle are going to be off relative to the previous few years. Not only the fact that JS1's came out quite a bit later than usual but also the fact that people have been reporting that during interviews the admissions person said that it might be a bit of a longer wait for decisions to come out (that's what I was told during my interview). So I feel like we'll still be seeing JS1's coming out in the next few weeks and probably decisions won't happen until late December at the earliest

Of course I'm totally speculating though haha


my interviewer said that decisions won't come until late december at the earliest


Interesting. Mine said "in a few weeks," which I took to mean early to mid-December. Was really hoping for something before Christmas. oh well.

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

Postby curry1 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:14 pm

shoparoundthecorner wrote:
curry1 wrote:
xnsch wrote:
pilfin wrote:Since I love doing over-analysis of things that I can't change or affect:

Last year, it looks like the likelihood of receiving a JS1 decreased pretty drastically after ~44 days (ref: analytics from last year's thread). So, since it's been 57 days since September 23rd (the first complete of 2016), it would lead one to believe that most of the people on this thread who applied early have fairly low odds of receiving a JS1.

BUT: Last year, the first JS1 came only 27 days after the first complete. This year, it was 42 days. That makes me think that, on average, those of us who applied early still have a fair chance of receiving a JS1.

Thoughts? Again, not that it ultimately matters, but it's fun to talk about :lol:


I feel like timings for this cycle are going to be off relative to the previous few years. Not only the fact that JS1's came out quite a bit later than usual but also the fact that people have been reporting that during interviews the admissions person said that it might be a bit of a longer wait for decisions to come out (that's what I was told during my interview). So I feel like we'll still be seeing JS1's coming out in the next few weeks and probably decisions won't happen until late December at the earliest

Of course I'm totally speculating though haha


my interviewer said that decisions won't come until late december at the earliest


Interesting. Mine said "in a few weeks," which I took to mean early to mid-December. Was really hoping for something before Christmas. oh well.


here's to hoping! I doubt I'll hear back until well into the spring because I'm not the strongest candidate and I think they'll want to see December LSAT applications before they make a decision on mine.

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

Postby RictusErectus » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:59 am

JS1 today!!!

Submitted app on 11/9 and was marked complete on 11/10.

I'm so surprised by this turnaround. :oops:

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

Postby Baby Gaga » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:03 pm

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

Postby taxman14 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:04 pm

JS1 - about damn time haha. I submitted first week, but applied for a fee waiver, so that's probably why so they told me they only started processing mine about a week ago, but still.
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Schneidersbetter » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:09 pm

RictusErectus wrote:JS1 today!!!

Submitted app on 11/9 and was marked complete on 11/10.

I'm so surprised by this turnaround. :oops:


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

Postby xn3345 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:19 pm

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

Postby taxman14 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:21 pm

Anyone else find that the dates available to interview are totally sparse? Any way to get around that?

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

Postby forum_user » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:26 pm

xn3345 wrote:Congrats to all the new JS1s!

I'm on a similar timeline, and I wouldn't be so quick to jump to any conclusions. Take a look at last year's spreadsheet -- there were lots of October submissions that were accepted in a big wave mid-December. Plus, it does seem that this year is moving a bit slower than last year.

One other note, of the three new JS1s above, the two 11/9 applicants seem to be international, and the other has pretty stellar numbers (and even then had been on ice since September). Basically there's no predicting these things, so it's definitely way too early to freak out.

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

Postby ayylmao » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:40 pm

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

Postby Fantasyfreak294 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:43 pm

QuentonCassidy wrote:Schocolate already scooped me to tell you all the awesome facts, but I just wanted to say good luck to everyone applying this cycle. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about the app process. Wishing you all speedy JS1s and JS2s.


Hey there, I have questions! What is the interview like? Were there any curveballs?

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

Postby Fantasyfreak294 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:45 pm

ayylmao wrote:JS1! Applied 10/12. How close am I to getting in at this point? On a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is "they interview literally everyone" and 10 is "it's a formality," how significant is it that I got the interview?


Same question over here! Also, what sort of questions are asked? Should I be expecting general questions about my application materials, etc? I'm just trying to scour the internet right now about the general gist of things.

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

Postby acz26 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:45 pm

If I haven't received a JS1 by now, can I assume it's not coming at all today?

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

Postby xnsch » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:47 pm

Fantasyfreak294 wrote:
QuentonCassidy wrote:Schocolate already scooped me to tell you all the awesome facts, but I just wanted to say good luck to everyone applying this cycle. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about the app process. Wishing you all speedy JS1s and JS2s.


Hey there, I have questions! What is the interview like? Were there any curveballs?


It's very conversational and, I thought, pretty relaxed. For mine she literally had my resume in front of her and asked me to elaborate on certain things like my senior thesis and jobs I've had and of course the obligatory why law and why law now questions

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

Postby 20170826 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:04 pm

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

Postby Fantasyfreak294 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:13 pm

xnsch wrote:
Fantasyfreak294 wrote:
QuentonCassidy wrote:Schocolate already scooped me to tell you all the awesome facts, but I just wanted to say good luck to everyone applying this cycle. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about the app process. Wishing you all speedy JS1s and JS2s.


Hey there, I have questions! What is the interview like? Were there any curveballs?


It's very conversational and, I thought, pretty relaxed. For mine she literally had my resume in front of her and asked me to elaborate on certain things like my senior thesis and jobs I've had and of course the obligatory why law and why law now questions


Okay, sounds good! About how long was it/how long are they typically?

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

Postby taxman14 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:19 pm

I take back what I said before - they were SUPER accommodating when I asked for an alternate date for interviewing other than the one on the calendar. HLS for the win!

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

Postby memphis7598 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:45 pm

JS1 today! Anyone know what % of Interviewed JS1's end up getting JS2's? Can't find this information anywhere.
Mine went complete on 11/10. Fast turnaround!

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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 R. Jeeves » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:03 pm

Fantasyfreak294 wrote:
ayylmao wrote:JS1! Applied 10/12. How close am I to getting in at this point? On a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is "they interview literally everyone" and 10 is "it's a formality," how significant is it that I got the interview?


Same question over here!


Out of 5000+ applicants about 1200 people get interviews, and of the 1200 interviewees about 900 people get admissions.
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby aaronbursar » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:05 pm

Looking for solidarity from people with strong stats who didn't get JS1s

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