Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

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Still standing? Where in the WL process are you?

JSNone-> WL -> Have Withdrawn since
5
11%
JSNone-> WL (will ride it out)
9
20%
JSNone-> WL (planning to withdraw)
2
5%
JSNone-> WL-> Dinged or/ No JS1 yet or/ No JS2 yet
8
18%
JSNone-> WL -> JS1 -> JS2 !!
4
9%
JS1 -> WL -> Have Withdrawn since
1
2%
JS1 -> WL (will ride it out)
15
34%
JS1 -> WL (planning to withdraw)
0
No votes
JS1 -> WL -> Dinged or/ No JS1b yet or/ No JS2 yet
0
No votes
JS1 -> WL -> Had JS1b -> JS2 !!
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 44

HaveMercy
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby HaveMercy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:25 pm

When do decisions have to be made by

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TheKingLives
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby TheKingLives » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:50 pm

HaveMercy wrote:When do decisions have to be made by

"We do not know whether, when, or how many spaces will become available. Whether spaces become available depends on the number of admitted applicants who ultimately do not enroll at Harvard this year. If at any time between now and registration in early September, the information we have concerning admitted applicants’ enrollment plans suggests that the class will be under enrolled, we will make offers of admission to an appropriate number of waitlist candidates. Any such offers will be made as soon as possible."

http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/jdadmissions/admission-hls/the-waitlist/

It looks like offers could possibly go out as late as the first day of class?

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KateMcKitten
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby KateMcKitten » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:52 pm

TheKingLives wrote:
HaveMercy wrote:When do decisions have to be made by

"We do not know whether, when, or how many spaces will become available. Whether spaces become available depends on the number of admitted applicants who ultimately do not enroll at Harvard this year. If at any time between now and registration in early September, the information we have concerning admitted applicants’ enrollment plans suggests that the class will be under enrolled, we will make offers of admission to an appropriate number of waitlist candidates. Any such offers will be made as soon as possible."

http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/jdadmissions/admission-hls/the-waitlist/

It looks like offers could possibly go out as late as the first day of class?

One of my friends last year did 3 days of class at Columbia and then got off the HLS waitlist.

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calpolisci2016
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby calpolisci2016 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:21 pm

KateMcKitten wrote:
TheKingLives wrote:
HaveMercy wrote:When do decisions have to be made by

"We do not know whether, when, or how many spaces will become available. Whether spaces become available depends on the number of admitted applicants who ultimately do not enroll at Harvard this year. If at any time between now and registration in early September, the information we have concerning admitted applicants’ enrollment plans suggests that the class will be under enrolled, we will make offers of admission to an appropriate number of waitlist candidates. Any such offers will be made as soon as possible."

http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/jdadmissions/admission-hls/the-waitlist/

It looks like offers could possibly go out as late as the first day of class?

One of my friends last year did 3 days of class at Columbia and then got off the HLS waitlist.


Did your friend end up going to HLS? What was that move like? At least NYC and Boston aren't too far...

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KateMcKitten
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby KateMcKitten » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:29 pm

calpolisci2016 wrote:
KateMcKitten wrote:
TheKingLives wrote:
HaveMercy wrote:When do decisions have to be made by

"We do not know whether, when, or how many spaces will become available. Whether spaces become available depends on the number of admitted applicants who ultimately do not enroll at Harvard this year. If at any time between now and registration in early September, the information we have concerning admitted applicants’ enrollment plans suggests that the class will be under enrolled, we will make offers of admission to an appropriate number of waitlist candidates. Any such offers will be made as soon as possible."

http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/jdadmissions/admission-hls/the-waitlist/

It looks like offers could possibly go out as late as the first day of class?

One of my friends last year did 3 days of class at Columbia and then got off the HLS waitlist.


Did your friend end up going to HLS? What was that move like? At least NYC and Boston aren't too far...

Yes she did, and she's doing really well! I think it was a very crazy week. I have no idea about details, but she did have to get out of that NYC lease. Thankfully her family was able to pitch in and help.

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Ryan Driller
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Ryan Driller » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:21 pm

Infrequent lurker and sporadic poster here (I can't seem to retrieve my old account; hence, this new registration).

Quick questions, re: this so called elusive "waitlist" @ HLS.

1) For people who are still on the waitlist, does HLS actually notify these individuals that they are on the waitlist (eg. via e-mail) or is it a default expectation if one hasn't heard back as of yet? :D

2) My application went completed at the beginning of the year and I had my "JS1" around mid-April but the 15 minute chat session wasn't actually with JS herself (it was a spirited conversation with someone else from the Admissions Office). I have not been notified of any waitlist. Should I be concerned? :shock:

3) Also, my interview was not conducted over Skype video; it was done over the telephone because I was unable to activate my Skype (at my end) right before the scheduled call. Would this impact me adversely in any way? :?

4) I keep checking the online status checker.... but it isn't particularly helpful. Has anyone had success getting any status updates from the HLS online status checker? :P

FWIW, I am an international applicant and I am also older than the traditional applicant (ie. I have years of post-undergraduate experience in a professional occupation).

I would appreciate some insights / thoughts.

Thanks!

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TheKingLives
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby TheKingLives » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:32 am

Ryan Driller wrote:Infrequent lurker and sporadic poster here (I can't seem to retrieve my old account; hence, this new registration).

Quick questions, re: this so called elusive "waitlist" @ HLS.

1) For people who are still on the waitlist, does HLS actually notify these individuals that they are on the waitlist (eg. via e-mail) or is it a default expectation if one hasn't heard back as of yet? :D

2) My application went completed at the beginning of the year and I had my "JS1" around mid-April but the 15 minute chat session wasn't actually with JS herself (it was a spirited conversation with someone else from the Admissions Office). I have not been notified of any waitlist. Should I be concerned? :shock:

3) Also, my interview was not conducted over Skype video; it was done over the telephone because I was unable to activate my Skype (at my end) right before the scheduled call. Would this impact me adversely in any way? :?

4) I keep checking the online status checker.... but it isn't particularly helpful. Has anyone had success getting any status updates from the HLS online status checker? :P

FWIW, I am an international applicant and I am also older than the traditional applicant (ie. I have years of post-undergraduate experience in a professional occupation).

I would appreciate some insights / thoughts.

Thanks!

WL notifications came out via status checker for this cycle's applicants. I don't think the logistics of your interview would work against you but I'm not sure. Maybe give them a call and ask about the status of your application?

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lawschool2016nyc
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby lawschool2016nyc » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:26 pm

Do we have any idea how many people are still on the list at this point?

Nofrillsthrills0810
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Nofrillsthrills0810 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:19 am

lawschool2016nyc wrote:Do we have any idea how many people are still on the list at this point?


Maybe a good reason for a new poll?

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lawschool2016nyc
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby lawschool2016nyc » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:11 pm

Can everyone who is still on check in with their JS status? Trying to get a sense of who else is out there.

I'm here, pre waitlist JS1.

tartan2016
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby tartan2016 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:04 am

lawschool2016nyc wrote:Can everyone who is still on check in with their JS status? Trying to get a sense of who else is out there.

I'm here, pre waitlist JS1.


+1. Here. Pre WL js1

Nofrillsthrills0810
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Nofrillsthrills0810 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:04 am

Also still here, pre-WL JS1.

thehours
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby thehours » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:16 am

Here too! Pre WL JS1

CPA-->JD
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby CPA-->JD » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:20 am

thehours wrote:Here too! Pre WL JS1

Same

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lawschool2016nyc
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby lawschool2016nyc » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:39 am

Are you guys all planning to stay on?

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calpolisci2016
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby calpolisci2016 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:44 am

Pre-waitlist JS1. Staying until the end.

thehours
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby thehours » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:00 pm

also staying 4ever

Nofrillsthrills0810
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Nofrillsthrills0810 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:45 pm

Also planning to stay.

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WordsworthIsBae
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby WordsworthIsBae » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:57 am

Pre-WL JS1. Riding it out.

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appind
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby appind » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:26 am

all those waiting received a decision or release by now?

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WordsworthIsBae
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby WordsworthIsBae » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:41 am

appind wrote:all those waiting received a decision or release by now?


got dinged yesterday!




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