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 Have Withdrawn since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
10%
JSNone-> WL (will ride it out)
11
22%
JSNone-> WL (planning to withdraw)
2
4%
JSNone-> WL-> Dinged or/ No JS1 yet or/ No JS2 yet
8
16%
JSNone-> WL -> JS1 -> JS2 !!
4
8%
JS1 -> WL -> Have Withdrawn since
1
2%
JS1 -> WL (will ride it out)
16
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 !!
3
6%
 
Total votes: 50

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby WordsworthIsBae » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:22 am

lawlzschool wrote:
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 Pyrex » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:38 am

eck456 wrote:
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


Could it not hurt you if you go around for another cycle?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby eck456 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:40 am

Pyrex wrote:
eck456 wrote:
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


Could it not hurt you if you go around for another cycle?


oh - yes, if you're planning to reapply I was told it is much better to withdraw from the waitlists at schools (which leaves your last status as ambiguous) then turn it down if they offer you. made that call last cycle

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:50 am

eck456 wrote:
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


I feel like this question has come up a handful of times previously. No, there is nothing explicitly binding about the process as of now--I don't think it could be--and if you received the update email yesterday, it outlines the process including the 24-hour decision window.

I think it's more of a practical/ethical consideration, really. By remaining on the waitlist you're signaling that you will seriously consider an offer of admission and understand what would be required (for/of you) in order to accept. If you already know that you would either be unable or unwilling to accept the offer, you *should* drop off, but of course there's no way they would know that or be able to force you to do so. Overall I view it as a matter of consideration for others on the WL, I think. I declined WL offers at other schools where I wasn't sure I would accept an offer of admission for that reason.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby myrik » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:52 pm

half moon wrote:
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.


Thanks guys! That's what I suspected, but I saw some other law schools kept track or actually let you talk to their admissions people

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby sittykitty » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:03 pm

SpookySalem92 wrote:
eck456 wrote:
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


I feel like this question has come up a handful of times previously. No, there is nothing explicitly binding about the process as of now--I don't think it could be--and if you received the update email yesterday, it outlines the process including the 24-hour decision window.

I think it's more of a practical/ethical consideration, really. By remaining on the waitlist you're signaling that you will seriously consider an offer of admission and understand what would be required (for/of you) in order to accept. If you already know that you would either be unable or unwilling to accept the offer, you *should* drop off, but of course there's no way they would know that or be able to force you to do so. Overall I view it as a matter of consideration for others on the WL, I think. I declined WL offers at other schools where I wasn't sure I would accept an offer of admission for that reason.

+1

Planning on withdrawing from some waitlists that I wouldn't seriously consider next week, because I know some people would kill to get off those waitlists and I want to accumulate good karma for this waitlist which I would also kill to get off of

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby eck456 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:12 pm

Yes, I completely agree with this. If you know that you're not really interested or planning on it, please drop off. It's disrespectful for those who would seriously attend. But at 90% certain and 10% scared about finances for example, I would not feel obligated to drop off on the off chance you get the offer and don't 100% know if you'd say yes the moment they offered it

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:16 pm

There's really no way of knowing within 24 hours what your financial aid would be like unless you went through the parental contribution calculation with Stanford already.

So I guess just be comfortable with sticker. Nothing is going to change within that 24 hours that can't be decided upon now.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby CPA-->JD » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:18 pm

Rigo wrote:There's really no way of knowing within 24 hours what your financial aid would be like unless you went through the parental contribution calculation with Stanford already.

So I guess just be comfortable with sticker. Nothing is going to change within that 24 hours that can't be decided upon now.

Obviously the date matters here. I can commit to come in May. August might be another story.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:18 pm

There will come a point for almost all of us as time goes on when Door #1 looks pretty good and we'll be satisfied and we can let go of Door #2 (waitlist uncertainty).

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby sittykitty » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:25 pm

Lol I'm still down in August 100% as long as they let me stay on the WL

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:45 pm

Likewise riding through until the very end, although having spent much of my childhood in MA/with lots of family and friends in/around Cambridge, I realize I'm in a more fortunate position that most when it comes to how feasible it would be for me to drop everything and head there.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Pyrex » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:58 pm

Rigo wrote:There will come a point for almost all of us as time goes on when Door #1 looks pretty good and we'll be satisfied and we can let go of Door #2 (waitlist uncertainty).


When your choices are waitlist/waitlist/waitlist/waitlist/retake, doubling down on waitlist #1 looks pretty good.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:02 pm

Pyrex wrote:
Rigo wrote:There will come a point for almost all of us as time goes on when Door #1 looks pretty good and we'll be satisfied and we can let go of Door #2 (waitlist uncertainty).

When your choices are waitlist/waitlist/waitlist/waitlist/retake, doubling down on waitlist #1 looks pretty good.

Oh true. Most are fortunate enough to have really good options though. CCN isn't chopped liver.
I don't have great financial options so I'm right there with you for the most part though.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby heyya0909 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:34 pm

I just sent my LOCI to the admissions email and realized I have one small typo. WHAT DO I DO? Can I just send them a new one? I didn't get any confirmation email from them yet.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:36 pm

heyya0909 wrote:I just sent my LOCI to the admissions email and realized I have one small typo. WHAT DO I DO? Can I just send them a new one? I didn't get any confirmation email from them yet.

Unless it's a factual error, I'd just let it slide.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby heyya0909 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:40 pm

Rigo wrote:
heyya0909 wrote:I just sent my LOCI to the admissions email and realized I have one small typo. WHAT DO I DO? Can I just send them a new one? I didn't get any confirmation email from them yet.

Unless it's a factual error, I'd just let it slide.


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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby gargleblaster » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:44 pm

If accepted I'll def accept their offer.

If they don't come through with financial aid I feel like I'll just drop out and reapply next year

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby appind » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:23 am

everyone in this thread seems to be sending loci. anyone not send one?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby palalc » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:48 am

Have all of those on the waitlist submitted the fafsa to HLS? Is it required for regular and waitlisted admits? I can't find much about the fafsa on their site, but I know SLS and YLS require it.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby nerdylsat » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:39 am

appind wrote:everyone in this thread seems to be sending loci. anyone not send one?


I haven't because I don't have any substantial updates on my resume since my application.

The consensus seems to be to write one even if you don't have something really important to say, just to show interest, so I'll send one in next week anyways.

My LSAT is below median and my GPA is non-valid so I don't even know how Im here lol.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby eck456 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:07 am

gargleblaster wrote:If accepted I'll def accept their offer.

If they don't come through with financial aid I feel like I'll just drop out and reapply next year


you actually can't defer any WL offers unless the school chooses to make a special exception for you (the only people I know of who were able to do this were all dual degree students enrolled in another H program)

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:13 am

eck456 wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:If accepted I'll def accept their offer.

If they don't come through with financial aid I feel like I'll just drop out and reapply next year


you actually can't defer any WL offers unless the school chooses to make a special exception for you (the only people I know of who were able to do this were all dual degree students enrolled in another H program)

I think they mean completely withdraw and just reapply, not defer.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby eck456 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:34 am

Rigo wrote:
eck456 wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:If accepted I'll def accept their offer.

If they don't come through with financial aid I feel like I'll just drop out and reapply next year


you actually can't defer any WL offers unless the school chooses to make a special exception for you (the only people I know of who were able to do this were all dual degree students enrolled in another H program)

I think they mean completely withdraw and just reapply, not defer.


Wow I completely misread that - never TLS pre-coffee :) thanks for the catch!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Npret » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:47 am

gargleblaster wrote:If accepted I'll def accept their offer.

If they don't come through with financial aid I feel like I'll just drop out and reapply next year


I know of one person who was accepted to Harvard and retook the LSAT and then didn't get accepted the next year.

I have no idea if that could apply to people off the waitlist. It would be interesting to know. The question is if you turn down Harvard's best offer, will they believe you want to attend the next year?

I also don't remember who that was but they post here so maybe you could find it.



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