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

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

Postby Keilz » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:30 pm

I wasn't planning on applying because I assumed I had no shot, but might throw my hat in the ring (at 25% GPA and right below 25% LSAT) due to outside reasons...but do you think applying now would negatively impact me opposed to applying in like September?

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:36 pm

Keilz wrote:I wasn't planning on applying because I assumed I had no shot, but might throw my hat in the ring (at 25% GPA and right below 25% LSAT) due to outside reasons...but do you think applying now would negatively impact me opposed to applying in like September?


For all of us who aren't at median+ numbers, the earlier the better. Don't worry about September, but if you're going to apply, you should ASAP.

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:18 pm

So, maybe a silly question, but: Does Harvard update your application status on the checker past "complete" or do they do the Columbia thing where once your status is marked complete everything else comes in by email?

Turned in my application on 11/8.... it's a bit of a reach, but I went to UChicago and graduated in econ, so my low GPA is actually above average for my major (yay?)... anyway, I was wondering if Harvard updates information or if it's just a wait and see... and if you miss their calls, do they leave voicemails?

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

Postby xnsch » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:38 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:So, maybe a silly question, but: Does Harvard update your application status on the checker past "complete" or do they do the Columbia thing where once your status is marked complete everything else comes in by email?

Turned in my application on 11/8.... it's a bit of a reach, but I went to UChicago and graduated in econ, so my low GPA is actually above average for my major (yay?)... anyway, I was wondering if Harvard updates information or if it's just a wait and see... and if you miss their calls, do they leave voicemails?


Mine only ever changed to complete. Since then despite js1 and having Interview it hasn't changed so I think it's like Columbia where it just stops updating once your app is complete.

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

Postby cathy95 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:07 pm

JS1! Application completed 11/1, gpa >75%, lsat right below 75%

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

Postby potterotter » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:11 pm

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

Postby 20170322 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:37 pm

Got my JS1!

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:41 pm

SweetTort wrote:Got my JS1!



When did you turn in your application?

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

Postby blahblah123 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:47 pm

Soo.. applicants who went complete after me are getting JS1 (and I have not). Game over?

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

Postby VapidP » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:03 pm

Anyone else apply today? Or better yet, any splitters apply today?

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

Postby addie1412 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:15 pm

VapidP wrote:Anyone else apply today? Or better yet, any splitters apply today?


Splitter, applied on Thursday

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

Postby 20170322 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:22 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Got my JS1!



When did you turn in your application?


The day scores came out. Late October.

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

Postby ashrice13 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:24 pm

SweetTort wrote:Got my JS1!

Woohoo!! Congrats, my friend! :D :D

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

Postby acz26 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:38 pm

blahblah123 wrote:Soo.. applicants who went complete after me are getting JS1 (and I have not). Game over?


I'm in the same boat and wouldn't count yourself out yet! It seems like most of the interviews are being given to people with both stats above the 75th or nearly that...just going by the logic of what a median means, there are obviously going to be applicants with lower numbers who are also getting interviews. Try to stay positive.

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

Postby cathy95 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:08 pm

potterotter wrote:
cathy95 wrote:JS1! Application completed 11/1, gpa >75%, lsat right below 75%


Congrats! Did you get the JS1 today?


Yes the email came around noon

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

Postby Alexandros » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:16 pm

SweetTort wrote:Got my JS1!

WOOT :D

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

Postby 20170826 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:58 pm

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

Postby canafsa » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:32 pm

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

Postby fall17law » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:54 am

Notably, I applied in September when the application opened and I am at or above both 75ths. I haven't gotten a JS1. I am KJD.

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

Postby Stimpy » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:04 pm

Checking In :)

JS1 yesterday. >50% GPA; >50% LSAT

Applied 11/07

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

Postby 20170322 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:30 pm

Do most admits who interview before the first JS2 wave hear back during the first JS2?

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

Postby memphis7598 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:25 pm

Can anyone share their interview experience? Who you interviewed with (if not JS), how long it was, what questions asked, etc..
Thanks!

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

Postby carlos_danger » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:45 pm

SweetTort wrote:Do most admits who interview before the first JS2 wave hear back during the first JS2?


Based on what I've seen on TLS in the past couple years of data, no

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

Postby Aquinas » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:54 pm

memphis7598 wrote:Can anyone share their interview experience? Who you interviewed with (if not JS), how long it was, what questions asked, etc..
Thanks!



+1

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

Postby xnsch » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:48 pm

Aquinas wrote:
memphis7598 wrote:Can anyone share their interview experience? Who you interviewed with (if not JS), how long it was, what questions asked, etc..
Thanks!



+1


Interview was super relaxed and the interviewer (for me, Anne Taylor) was incredibly warm. To be honest of all the interviews I did (Chicago, Columbia, Harvard) this was my favorite one because of how relaxed and conversational it was.

She had my resume up on her screen and we started off talking about my senior thesis which then led to a few followup questions that flowed from her interest in my discussion of my thesis. Then hit the obligatory "why law" and also "why law now" questions (I'm a KJD). Talked about a lot of things that were specific to me and my application including my particular career interests, why I'm interested in that path, how it related to some of the work I've done that was on my résumé, and future plans after law school. Ended with a couple questions from me as usual and the interviewer really took the time to answer them and to even tell me about opportunities at HLS that she thinks would particularly suit me given my interests and experience.

Overall it's a very relaxed interview and really because it's a conversation about yourself it should all flow naturally. Really enjoyed the whole experience. I'd be happy to explain anything further if anyone has other questions but overall it's really straight forward



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