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 Have Withdrawn since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 Have Withdrawn since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 enoca » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:35 am

Rigo wrote: they wang the waitlist


aw yeah I knew Harvard liked to party

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby lawlzschool » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:41 am

SpookySalem92 wrote:
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.


need a roommate?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:42 am

enoca wrote:
Rigo wrote: they wang the waitlist

aw yeah I knew Harvard liked to party

:lol:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby str8shot122 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:44 pm

between3characters wrote:
str8shot122 wrote:
between3characters wrote:
str8shot122 wrote:
appind wrote:
str8shot122 wrote:Checking in. 161/3.68. Definitely thought I'd get rejected. Going to send LOCI because why not lol


special softs? urm?


Yeah military officer. But nothing extraordinary. Applied in November.


Hey, me too. Are you doing FLEP by chance?


No. My wife wants a career and it has become abundantly clear that she can't have that in the Army. Although I may try to go reserve JAG. Are you doing FLEP?


Yes, but based on the restrictions I have all but given up on Harvard. Coming from overseas, so I'll probably have orders set before the first round of acceptances off the w/l.

What's the wifey do?


Army? So they restrict the schools you can attend? She does public relations for a non profit.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby appind » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:05 pm

Pyrex wrote:
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.


what minimal thing qualifies as substantive update to warrant loci?
no idea what to write as have no update. even if there was one it couldn't be more than 2 sentences.
how much time it takes to write one? anyone not writing any, is it necessary?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:54 pm

appind wrote:
Pyrex wrote:
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.


what minimal thing qualifies as substantive update to warrant loci?
no idea what to write as have no update. even if there was one it couldn't be more than 2 sentences.
how much time it takes to write one? anyone not writing any, is it necessary?


I think this is all subjective, no...? If you think you can write a letter that will let them know something important about you/your life/your candidacy that you'll feel good about sending, I say go for it. How long that takes is imo impossible to say. Personally I spent a few days going back and forth and having friends/family provide feedback, because I was anxious about it.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:57 pm

I guess based on last year's precedent, do people think we'll start to see activity (e.g. JS1 invites) starting next Friday or early the week thereafter? :shock:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:22 pm

SpookySalem92 wrote:I guess based on last year's precedent, do people think we'll start to see activity (e.g. JS1 invites) starting next Friday or early the week thereafter? :shock:

I hope so!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Pyrex » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:31 pm

appind wrote:
Pyrex wrote:
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.


what minimal thing qualifies as substantive update to warrant loci?
no idea what to write as have no update. even if there was one it couldn't be more than 2 sentences.
how much time it takes to write one? anyone not writing any, is it necessary?


Agree it is subjective; I had a paper I was working on that finally got published (well, submitted; public on ssrn for now). Figured that would be solid.

FWIW, based on my reading of the waitlist FAQ, it's worth sending in a letter even if all it does is express continued interest. If it comes down to a tie-breaker, I think they really do want to know who is truly interested. Then again, I don't know how many people do it, and how much it will actually stand out. Or if it's more, you stand out if you don't.

Source: my own inferences

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby bearedman8 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:57 pm

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:13 pm

bearedman8 wrote:
SpookySalem92 wrote:I guess based on last year's precedent, do people think we'll start to see activity (e.g. JS1 invites) starting next Friday or early the week thereafter? :shock:

Precedent is JS1s go out a few business days after the May 1st deadline. I wouldn't be surprised for a Thursday or Friday wave.

Damn it's crazy to think that we could have an indication next week. :shock:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby meeseeks » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:17 pm

Rigo wrote:
bearedman8 wrote:
SpookySalem92 wrote:I guess based on last year's precedent, do people think we'll start to see activity (e.g. JS1 invites) starting next Friday or early the week thereafter? :shock:

Precedent is JS1s go out a few business days after the May 1st deadline. I wouldn't be surprised for a Thursday or Friday wave.

Damn it's crazy to think that we could have an indication next week. :shock:


I won't complain about an early answer

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby enoca » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:50 pm

If anyone is interested, I posted thread trying to preemptively figure out the grant aid numbers over in the financial aid forum. Also, any feedback or insight would be cool if you've got it to give.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=277183

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ml0606148 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:58 am

as a person who has no offers in hand, it will literally take me less than one second to accept the offer if provided haha :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby myrik » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:36 am

Anyone who's visited HLS post-waitlist? Wondering if there's a sign-in sheet like in other law schools

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Pyrex » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:54 am

myrik wrote:Anyone who's visited HLS post-waitlist? Wondering if there's a sign-in sheet like in other law schools


Didn't know this was a thing, so I did not check for it when I was there.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby eck456 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:49 am

Pyrex wrote:
myrik wrote:Anyone who's visited HLS post-waitlist? Wondering if there's a sign-in sheet like in other law schools


Didn't know this was a thing, so I did not check for it when I was there.


Almost positive they don't have a list

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby half moon » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:08 am

eck456 wrote:
Pyrex wrote:
myrik wrote:Anyone who's visited HLS post-waitlist? Wondering if there's a sign-in sheet like in other law schools


Didn't know this was a thing, so I did not check for it when I was there.


Almost positive they don't have a list


I visited pre-waitlist and there was no sign-in sheet. I doubt it would be different now. If you're already up there its sort of interesting to see the campus and get a sense of the area, but there were no official things to do and they didn't keep a record.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby palalc » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:49 am

Do those admitted off the waitlist pay a seat deposit like a typical admit?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby hamilton&burr » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:03 am

palalc wrote:Do those admitted off the waitlist pay a seat deposit like a typical admit?

They don't have a seat deposit

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:04 am

hamilton&burr wrote:
palalc wrote:Do those admitted off the waitlist pay a seat deposit like a typical admit?

They don't have a seat deposit


Correct, they just have an enrollment form you have to submit. I did confirm with a friend starting in the fall that the enrollment deadline for admitted students was May 1, though.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby EWofNell » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:05 am

is staying on the waitlist binding in a way that could get me in trouble by declining an offer later? I am about 95% sure that I would accept an offer off the waitlist but that's a decision I don't feel 100% comfortable making right now and I am concerned about whether this is truly binding

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby curry1 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:07 am

any idea on the timeline for first js1b's?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby meeseeks » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:08 am

EWofNell wrote:is staying on the waitlist binding in a way that could get me in trouble by declining an offer later? I am about 95% sure that I would accept an offer off the waitlist but that's a decision I don't feel 100% comfortable making right now and I am concerned about whether this is truly binding


Also interested in this.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby eck456 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:16 am

meeseeks wrote:
EWofNell wrote:is staying on the waitlist binding in a way that could get me in trouble by declining an offer later? I am about 95% sure that I would accept an offer off the waitlist but that's a decision I don't feel 100% comfortable making right now and I am concerned about whether this is truly binding


Also interested in this.


I guess my question would be...what can they do to you? like not let you go to the school you said you won't go to? my friends who got in off WL said they got 24 hours to choose. it's still a choice, and you can't for-real-100% commit to it until and if it's real in the moment



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