Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

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Still standing? Where in the WL process are you?

JSNone-> WL -> Have Withdrawn since
7
13%
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
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15%
JSNone-> WL -> JS1 -> JS2 !!
4
8%
JS1 -> WL -> Have Withdrawn since
1
2%
JS1 -> WL (will ride it out)
17
32%
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: 53

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby sittykitty » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:21 pm

FLSFHYS wrote:
sittykitty wrote:
FLSFHYS wrote:LOCI should be 1 page, double-spaced, right?
My draft is like 2 pages -_-

I sent single-spaced and they didn't crucify me

Not to be that guy, but you can't be sure they didn't. A waitlist "kill" may not be apparent for months :shock:

Honestly if they're gonna ding me for this after everything then...so be it

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ml0606148 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:44 pm

Am I right to send the LOCI to jdadmiss@law.harvard.edu? Have not received an acknowledgment yet....

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby FLSFHYS » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:19 am

sittykitty wrote:
FLSFHYS wrote:
sittykitty wrote:
FLSFHYS wrote:LOCI should be 1 page, double-spaced, right?
My draft is like 2 pages -_-

I sent single-spaced and they didn't crucify me

Not to be that guy, but you can't be sure they didn't. A waitlist "kill" may not be apparent for months :shock:

Honestly if they're gonna ding me for this after everything then...so be it

Good attitude, I'm probably just being super paranoid. There's really not much you can fit into one double-spaced page tbh.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby enoca » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:28 am

To be fair, you aren't supposed to be writing a second personal statement. The stated purpose of the letter is just to show you're still on board, not to relitigate your whole narrative and application. I think that should be doable in a single page.

That said, I can't imagine them punishing you for making it a little longer; but I also struggle to see how that extra page or two is helping you in any way.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby notsonotorious » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:58 am

Rigo wrote:I did single space so my app is probably in the dumpster now.


yup took one look at it and was like "SINGLE SPACE, SASHAY AWAY" ;)

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:08 am

I wrote it as, like...a letter. Formatted as a letter (single page, single space, etc...). Is an LOCI not supposed to actually be written as a letter lol?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby sittykitty » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:16 am

SpookySalem92 wrote:I wrote it as, like...a letter. Formatted as a letter (single page, single space, etc...). Is an LOCI not supposed to actually be written as a letter lol?

I formatted as a letter :)

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby lawlzschool » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:29 am

sittykitty wrote:
SpookySalem92 wrote:I wrote it as, like...a letter. Formatted as a letter (single page, single space, etc...). Is an LOCI not supposed to actually be written as a letter lol?

I formatted as a letter :)


+1

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:15 am

Just got the "pls review" email. Guessing everybody got it.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby jjcorvino » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:17 am

BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Just got the "pls review" email. Guessing everybody got it.


Freaked me out.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ColombiaConfused » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:18 am

jjcorvino wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Just got the "pls review" email. Guessing everybody got it.


Freaked me out.


Ditto haha
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Pyrex » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:22 am

jjcorvino wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Just got the "pls review" email. Guessing everybody got it.


Freaked me out.


Me too. I can see the spike on my fitbits heartbeat tracker.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:29 am

jjcorvino wrote:
BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) wrote:Just got the "pls review" email. Guessing everybody got it.

Freaked me out.

Haha yeah! I thought it was going to be like "please review... our LOCI guidelines because you are not in compliance"

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby minkbrigade » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:31 am

Do folks know how serious the 24 hour deadline is? I'm down to make a decision quickly, but 24 hours seems insane to make such a big and potentially life-altering decision. (Never mind that it doesn't leave room to, say, negotiate more $ from the school I end up enrolling at...)

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby eck456 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:34 am

minkbrigade wrote:Do folks know how serious the 24 hour deadline is? I'm down to make a decision quickly, but 24 hours seems insane to make such a big and potentially life-altering decision. (Never mind that it doesn't leave room to, say, negotiate more $ from the school I end up enrolling at...)


my friends who got off last year said it was legit 24 hours for them..one of them was living in cyprus and hls was still like "yup! 24 hours to figure your shit out"

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby sittykitty » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:35 am

I will make my decision in 1 hour HLS hit me up

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby jazzybean » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:37 am

sittykitty wrote:I will make my decision in 1 hour HLS hit me up


+1

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby eck456 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:38 am

question for anyone international who interviewed...was it a pain? by skype? how did they deal with the time difference? (just in case haha, no one freak out)

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby harmcharm » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:40 am

minkbrigade wrote:Do folks know how serious the 24 hour deadline is? I'm down to make a decision quickly, but 24 hours seems insane to make such a big and potentially life-altering decision. (Never mind that it doesn't leave room to, say, negotiate more $ from the school I end up enrolling at...)


Off of that, we *are* allowed to make the decision right? That email seemed pretty firm about the whole "by remaining on the waitlist it means you'll enroll" thing, but I was hoping I'd still have the option of the school I deposited at....

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby notsonotorious » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:44 am

harmcharm wrote:
minkbrigade wrote:Do folks know how serious the 24 hour deadline is? I'm down to make a decision quickly, but 24 hours seems insane to make such a big and potentially life-altering decision. (Never mind that it doesn't leave room to, say, negotiate more $ from the school I end up enrolling at...)


Off of that, we *are* allowed to make the decision right? That email seemed pretty firm about the whole "by remaining on the waitlist it means you'll enroll" thing, but I was hoping I'd still have the option of the school I deposited at....


LOL I'd like to see them a build a legal case that forces you to enroll at HLS because they accepted you off the waitlist. Just as a fun intellectual challenge :lol:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby notsonotorious » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:45 am

minkbrigade wrote:Do folks know how serious the 24 hour deadline is? I'm down to make a decision quickly, but 24 hours seems insane to make such a big and potentially life-altering decision. (Never mind that it doesn't leave room to, say, negotiate more $ from the school I end up enrolling at...)


It sucks but I kind of get it -- plenty of people to pick from. Either you want it or you don't.

Edit: my point is: think about it *now*. You will have had a lot of time to think about this!
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:45 am

I think they just want everyone to think about their options NOW and decide now if we would take Harvard at sticker over whatever school we are depositing at, so we can be ready when the call comes to accept immediately.
And if you wouldn't accept, then consider withdrawing.

They just want a take it or leave it type situation because they wang the waitlist to move smoothly.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby notsonotorious » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:46 am

Rigo wrote:I think they just want everyone to think about their options NOW and decide now if we would take Harvard at sticker over whatever school we are depositing at, so we can be ready when the call comes to accept immediately.
And if you wouldn't accept, then consider withdrawing.

They just want a take it or leave it type situation because they wang the waitlist to move smoothly.


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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:47 am

notsonotorious wrote:jinx

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:06 am

jazzybean wrote:
sittykitty wrote:I will make my decision in 1 hour HLS hit me up


+1


+2 I saw a couple good trees for tree houses in the area, I got this.



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