Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

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Still standing? Where in the WL process are you?

JSNone-> WL -> Have Withdrawn since
6
12%
JSNone-> WL (will ride it out)
12
23%
JSNone-> WL (planning to withdraw)
2
4%
JSNone-> WL-> Dinged or/ No JS1 yet or/ No JS2 yet
8
15%
JSNone-> WL -> JS1 -> JS2 !!
4
8%
JS1 -> WL -> Have Withdrawn since
1
2%
JS1 -> WL (will ride it out)
17
33%
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 !!
2
4%
 
Total votes: 52

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:54 am

jjcorvino wrote:Has anyone else not written their LOCI yet?

I haven't. Will this week though.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Pyrex » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:28 am

Rigo wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:Has anyone else not written their LOCI yet?

I haven't. Will this week though.


Waited until this week, but because waiting on substantive resume update that I wanted to be able to include.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby seeprybyrun » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:34 am

SpookySalem92 wrote:1). What is a JS1b? What is the difference between the different types of JS[1,1b,2, etc...]?
2). If we're a JSNone (as in no interview thus far), how will we know if/when interview opportunities are available?


1) A JS1 is the Skype interview with the admissions office. A JS1b, as far as I understand, is a follow-up phone call for those who received a JS1 prior to being waitlisted; this is a short call to confirm that the applicant is still interested in attending HLS. A JS2 is the phone call to inform an applicant that they are admitted.

2) If selected for a JS1, you will receive an email with the directions to sign up for a Skype interview.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:39 am

seeprybyrun wrote:
SpookySalem92 wrote:1). What is a JS1b? What is the difference between the different types of JS[1,1b,2, etc...]?
2). If we're a JSNone (as in no interview thus far), how will we know if/when interview opportunities are available?


1) A JS1 is the Skype interview with the admissions office. A JS1b, as far as I understand, is a follow-up phone call for those who received a JS1 prior to being waitlisted; this is a short call to confirm that the applicant is still interested in attending HLS. A JS2 is the phone call to inform an applicant that they are admitted.

2) If selected for a JS1, you will receive an email with the directions to sign up for a Skype interview.


Thanks!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby catalina559 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:15 am

SpookySalem92 wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
SpookySalem92 wrote:1). What is a JS1b? What is the difference between the different types of JS[1,1b,2, etc...]?
2). If we're a JSNone (as in no interview thus far), how will we know if/when interview opportunities are available?


1) A JS1 is the Skype interview with the admissions office. A JS1b, as far as I understand, is a follow-up phone call for those who received a JS1 prior to being waitlisted; this is a short call to confirm that the applicant is still interested in attending HLS. A JS2 is the phone call to inform an applicant that they are admitted.

2) If selected for a JS1, you will receive an email with the directions to sign up for a Skype interview.


Thanks!


Is the JS1b substantive at all, as in do you have to be prepared to discuss why Harvard? Or is it really just, "hey do you still wanna go here?" "yup" "ok cool"?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby CA1993 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:01 pm

Sorry if this has been asked a million times before, but does anyone know when typically people start hearing off the waitlist? I'm assuming you either hear mid - late May or not at all?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:13 pm

CA1993 wrote:Sorry if this has been asked a million times before, but does anyone know when typically people start hearing off the waitlist? I'm assuming you either hear mid - late May or not at all?

First round of waitlisters who haven't had JS1's start getting invited to do one May 5-10ish.

But yeah it seems like basically everyone who is going to get off WL gets off in May.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby sittykitty » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:57 pm

Rigo wrote:
CA1993 wrote:Sorry if this has been asked a million times before, but does anyone know when typically people start hearing off the waitlist? I'm assuming you either hear mid - late May or not at all?

First round of waitlisters who haven't had JS1's start getting invited to do one May 5-10ish.

But yeah it seems like basically everyone who is going to get off WL gets off in May.

I think there's a smaller wave in early June from spots that open up from people moving off waitlists in May, but I've only heard of one person getting off a wait list past June.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rich Uncle Skeleton » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:01 pm

sittykitty wrote:
Rigo wrote:
CA1993 wrote:Sorry if this has been asked a million times before, but does anyone know when typically people start hearing off the waitlist? I'm assuming you either hear mid - late May or not at all?

First round of waitlisters who haven't had JS1's start getting invited to do one May 5-10ish.

But yeah it seems like basically everyone who is going to get off WL gets off in May.

I think there's a smaller wave in early June from spots that open up from people moving off waitlists in May, but I've only heard of one person getting off a wait list past June.


Was just looking at my status checker and just noticed it said:

"We will begin to review the waitlist in late May and the waitlist will remain active until late August."

What's that all about? I was also expecting this process to start like next week at the beginning of May...

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby enoca » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:43 pm

They say that every year, but Rigo's timeline is accurate. They start the ball rolling in early May, and most of the acceptances happen that month. There might be a few extra randos taken after that up to (or after) the point classes start.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rich Uncle Skeleton » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:56 pm

enoca wrote:They say that every year, but Rigo's timeline is accurate. They start the ball rolling in early May, and most of the acceptances happen that month. There might be a few extra randos taken after that up to (or after) the point classes start.


Oh great! Thanks! I was worried they were pushing it back a couple weeks or something this year. Glad that is what it always says.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby hellsbelles1 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:25 am

Hi y'all, has anyone gotten confirmation/a response from HLS after submitting a LOCI? Sent mine Sunday and haven't heard anything. Thanks!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ZVBXRPL » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:32 am

Rigo wrote:
CA1993 wrote:Sorry if this has been asked a million times before, but does anyone know when typically people start hearing off the waitlist? I'm assuming you either hear mid - late May or not at all?

First round of waitlisters who haven't had JS1's start getting invited to do one May 5-10ish.

But yeah it seems like basically everyone who is going to get off WL gets off in May.

Where did you pull this from? Care to provide a link?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:37 am

ZVBXRPL wrote:
Rigo wrote:
CA1993 wrote:Sorry if this has been asked a million times before, but does anyone know when typically people start hearing off the waitlist? I'm assuming you either hear mid - late May or not at all?

First round of waitlisters who haven't had JS1's start getting invited to do one May 5-10ish.
But yeah it seems like basically everyone who is going to get off WL gets off in May.

Where did you pull this from? Care to provide a link?

Just went off this guy's research.
viewtopic.php?p=9931922#p9931922

Somewhere else in the thread was where people were talking about in past years the first JS1's have been May 6th, 7th, 8th or something.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby sittykitty » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:00 am

hellsbelles1 wrote:Hi y'all, has anyone gotten confirmation/a response from HLS after submitting a LOCI? Sent mine Sunday and haven't heard anything. Thanks!

I got confirmation after a few days. I'm sure you'll get an email by the end of this week!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby hellsbelles1 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:00 am

sittykitty wrote:
hellsbelles1 wrote:Hi y'all, has anyone gotten confirmation/a response from HLS after submitting a LOCI? Sent mine Sunday and haven't heard anything. Thanks!

I got confirmation after a few days. I'm sure you'll get an email by the end of this week!


Thank you!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby half moon » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:09 am

sittykitty wrote:
hellsbelles1 wrote:Hi y'all, has anyone gotten confirmation/a response from HLS after submitting a LOCI? Sent mine Sunday and haven't heard anything. Thanks!

I got confirmation after a few days. I'm sure you'll get an email by the end of this week!


Same, I think my confirmation came two business days after I sent it in. It varies a bit, but it seems like most people get a response in a week or less.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:23 am

half moon wrote:
sittykitty wrote:
hellsbelles1 wrote:Hi y'all, has anyone gotten confirmation/a response from HLS after submitting a LOCI? Sent mine Sunday and haven't heard anything. Thanks!

I got confirmation after a few days. I'm sure you'll get an email by the end of this week!


Same, I think my confirmation came two business days after I sent it in. It varies a bit, but it seems like most people get a response in a week or less.


See, my confirmation email related crisis came a week late. I got confirmation I think the day after I sent it, but I then realized I never sent an email thanking them for their confirmation email and then worried that it was too late to send said thank you email and...

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ZVBXRPL » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:39 am

SpookySalem92 wrote:
half moon wrote:
sittykitty wrote:
hellsbelles1 wrote:Hi y'all, has anyone gotten confirmation/a response from HLS after submitting a LOCI? Sent mine Sunday and haven't heard anything. Thanks!

I got confirmation after a few days. I'm sure you'll get an email by the end of this week!


Same, I think my confirmation came two business days after I sent it in. It varies a bit, but it seems like most people get a response in a week or less.


See, my confirmation email related crisis came a week late. I got confirmation I think the day after I sent it, but I then realized I never sent an email thanking them for their confirmation email and then worried that it was too late to send said thank you email and...

Meh

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:41 pm

Debating if I should go on a vacation the week starting May 15th or 22nd. I won't be able to do school stuff on it so wondering if a JS1 is gonna happen it will happen by the 15th for me or if I shoulda just wait another week. It feels dumb to plan my life around a long shot H waitlist. :?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby sittykitty » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:43 pm

Rigo wrote:Debating if I should go on a vacation the week starting May 15th or 22nd. I won't be able to do school stuff on it so wondering if a JS1 is gonna happen it will happen by the 15th for me or if I shoulda just wait another week. It feels dumb to plan my life around a long shot H waitlist. :?

I'm on vacation now hahahaha

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby unrelated » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:13 pm

Rigo wrote:Debating if I should go on a vacation the week starting May 15th or 22nd. I won't be able to do school stuff on it so wondering if a JS1 is gonna happen it will happen by the 15th for me or if I shoulda just wait another week. It feels dumb to plan my life around a long shot H waitlist. :?


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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SilverSurfer2020 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:36 pm

unrelated wrote:
Rigo wrote:Debating if I should go on a vacation the week starting May 15th or 22nd. I won't be able to do school stuff on it so wondering if a JS1 is gonna happen it will happen by the 15th for me or if I shoulda just wait another week. It feels dumb to plan my life around a long shot H waitlist. :?


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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby KateMcKitten » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:02 pm

sittykitty wrote:
Rigo wrote:
CA1993 wrote:Sorry if this has been asked a million times before, but does anyone know when typically people start hearing off the waitlist? I'm assuming you either hear mid - late May or not at all?

First round of waitlisters who haven't had JS1's start getting invited to do one May 5-10ish.

But yeah it seems like basically everyone who is going to get off WL gets off in May.

I think there's a smaller wave in early June from spots that open up from people moving off waitlists in May, but I've only heard of one person getting off a wait list past June.

Lurking here, but I want to say that I randomly met two 1Ls at H who got off the WL 2 and 3 weeks before classes started. So it definitely keeps rolling all summer (or at least has in the past.)

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby jjcorvino » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:23 pm

Rigo wrote:Debating if I should go on a vacation the week starting May 15th or 22nd. I won't be able to do school stuff on it so wondering if a JS1 is gonna happen it will happen by the 15th for me or if I shoulda just wait another week. It feels dumb to plan my life around a long shot H waitlist. :?


I have a similar dilemma, but later in the summer. I have my wedding June 17th, then I will be out of the country on my honeymoon from June 21-July 7. I am very nervous that somehow I will get a Harvard email to interview in that two week time period. I think I might preemptively call a few weeks before my honeymoon and tell them I will be out of the country during that time.



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