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 Have Withdrawn since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
8
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 Have Withdrawn since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 Rigo » Tue May 02, 2017 3:48 pm

Could be Friday for the non-JS1 crowd :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Be chill and sociable, rigo, be chill.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby airwrecka » Tue May 02, 2017 3:50 pm

If we had a JS1 pre-WL, we wouldn't hear anything until/if we get a JS2, right?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Tue May 02, 2017 3:52 pm

airwrecka wrote:If we had a JS1 pre-WL, we wouldn't hear anything until/if we get a JS2, right?

Might get a JS1b to ask if you're still interested.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby sorence » Tue May 02, 2017 4:00 pm

Rigo wrote:Could be Friday for the non-JS1 crowd :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Be chill and sociable, rigo, be chill.


I keep muttering that last bit to myself but it doesn't seem to be working, strange.
*be chill, self, be chill*

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Tue May 02, 2017 4:08 pm

Could someone point the uninitiated toward any good sources re: preparing for a JS1?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby bearedman8 » Tue May 02, 2017 4:26 pm

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ZVBXRPL » Tue May 02, 2017 7:59 pm

SpookySalem92 wrote:Could someone point the uninitiated toward any good sources re: preparing for a JS1?

+++1 Anyone who had JS1 care to share insight?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby kbzon » Tue May 02, 2017 8:13 pm

is there any way of managing an acceptance by another school off the waitlist but still remain on the waitilist at Harvard Law? I want to accept but the possibility of HLS.... AAAHHHHH

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Tue May 02, 2017 8:26 pm

kbzon wrote:is there any way of managing an acceptance by another school off the waitlist but still remain on the waitilist at Harvard Law? I want to accept but the possibility of HLS.... AAAHHHHH

Yeah I'm pretty sure you can. You don't have to withdraw from other waitlists, just all acceptances.

Source: Asha blog
https://law.yale.edu/admissions/jd-admi ... hool-scams

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby applepie3 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:46 pm

Rigo wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:Any1 know if Harvard looks at stepmothers income? Does H use CSS?

1) not sure, but I would expect so if your dad and stepmom are married since its household income.
2) yes


Yes they do. Your stepmother is included in your father's household if they are married. And H doesn't use CSS.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Tue May 02, 2017 9:48 pm

applepie3 wrote:
Rigo wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:Any1 know if Harvard looks at stepmothers income? Does H use CSS?

1) not sure, but I would expect so if your dad and stepmom are married since its household income.
2) yes

Yes they do. Your stepmother is included in your father's household if they are married. And H doesn't use CSS.

Uhh okay well the info is coordinated by CSS. Idk how technical we are getting here.
Tbf I haven't done any of it so feel free to enlighten us.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby applepie3 » Tue May 02, 2017 10:33 pm

Rigo wrote:
applepie3 wrote:
Rigo wrote:
ZVBXRPL wrote:Any1 know if Harvard looks at stepmothers income? Does H use CSS?

1) not sure, but I would expect so if your dad and stepmom are married since its household income.
2) yes

Yes they do. Your stepmother is included in your father's household if they are married. And H doesn't use CSS.

Uhh okay well the info is coordinated by CSS. Idk how technical we are getting here.
Tbf I haven't done any of it so feel free to enlighten us.


Haha, okay. Just in terms of the process, the students are not using CSS to submit their application. There is a special platform. I have no idea if the financial aid office coordinate with CSS to handle the data though.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Tue May 02, 2017 10:42 pm

I stand corrected. Don't judge me JS!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ml0606148 » Wed May 03, 2017 2:30 am

I guess the thing is the sooner the JS1 comes for non-JS, the better for everyone since it is a sign that there are quite a few spots to be filled. Last year the waiting list moved very slowly (and also the first wave was so small) because the spots were already quite filled. So the first JS1 came so late (after 10th May). But in 2015 and 2014, the first JS1 came much earlier. So an early JS1 wave is probably a good sign for everyone since it may indicate there are quite a few spots to be filled this year.

:twisted: wish everyone here could join the bicentennial of HLS this year!
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby bearedman8 » Wed May 03, 2017 2:37 am

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ml0606148 » Wed May 03, 2017 2:43 am

bearedman8 wrote:There were 18 JS1 spots in the first wave last year and 40 in the first wave the year before that. Let's hope that it's closer to the 40 range this year. :)


Last year was so bad for WL students. I have been hoping that the strong economic growth so far this year will mean that college graduates who concurrently apply for a job and law school will get lucrative job offers and withdraw if they are offered admission to law schools. If this is the case, it might really be good news for us.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby palalc » Wed May 03, 2017 5:02 am

For those who have submitted an LOCI, did you receive a response confirming receipt? If so, how long after submitting?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby 4'sup » Wed May 03, 2017 5:46 am

20anon20 wrote:
Rigo wrote:Basically all post-WL JS1s go out first two weeks of May right? I know they start soon but the waves are front loaded in early to mid May, right?


this was posted yesterday:

bearedman8 wrote:2016 looked like:
First WL JS1s reported May 13th
First JS2s reported May 25th
First dings reported May 26th

2015 looked like:
First WL JS1s reported May 7th
(No JS1bs except for international)
First JS2s reported May 20th
First dings reported June 18

2014 was:
First WL JS1s reported May 6th.
First JS1bs reported May 13th
First JS2s reported May 15th (went to both those with JS1bs on the 13th and those with post-WL JS1s)
First dings reported June 17th



so yeah in the last 3 years the majority of post-WL JS1s went out anywhere between 4 and 10 business days after May 1



So for last year and 2015,does this mean there were no prewaitlist JS! people who got off the waitlist? Or is it merely that there we no JS1bs and instead just straight JS2s for these people?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby bearedman8 » Wed May 03, 2017 5:52 am

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Pyrex » Wed May 03, 2017 6:10 am

Does anyone have any data on JS1b vs LOCI? Do they just use it for people who may not have expressed continual interest?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby 4'sup » Wed May 03, 2017 6:12 am

bearedman8 wrote:
4'sup wrote:
20anon20 wrote:
Rigo wrote:Basically all post-WL JS1s go out first two weeks of May right? I know they start soon but the waves are front loaded in early to mid May, right?


this was posted yesterday:

bearedman8 wrote:2016 looked like:
First WL JS1s reported May 13th
First JS2s reported May 25th
First dings reported May 26th

2015 looked like:
First WL JS1s reported May 7th
(No JS1bs except for international)
First JS2s reported May 20th
First dings reported June 18

2014 was:
First WL JS1s reported May 6th.
First JS1bs reported May 13th
First JS2s reported May 15th (went to both those with JS1bs on the 13th and those with post-WL JS1s)
First dings reported June 17th



so yeah in the last 3 years the majority of post-WL JS1s went out anywhere between 4 and 10 business days after May 1



So for last year and 2015,does this mean there were no prewaitlist JS! people who got off the waitlist? Or is it merely that there we no JS1bs and instead just straight JS2s for these people?


The latter. And I think there were JS1bs last year, I just didn't track when the first date was.



Cool, thanks!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ml0606148 » Wed May 03, 2017 7:16 am

palalc wrote:For those who have submitted an LOCI, did you receive a response confirming receipt? If so, how long after submitting?


usually 1 or 2 days, won't be too long

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Wed May 03, 2017 10:46 am

I don't know how indicative WL movement at other schools may be, but as a point of reference UVA sent out an email to let waitlistees know that they didn't anticipate dipping into the WL much ("if at all") based on received deposits.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Wed May 03, 2017 10:50 am

SpookySalem92 wrote:I don't know how indicative WL movement at other schools may be, but as a point of reference UVA sent out an email to let waitlistees know that they didn't anticipate dipping into the WL much ("if at all") based on received deposits.

Hopefully that means a lot of H admits took the money elsewhere this year.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Wed May 03, 2017 10:55 am

Rigo wrote:
SpookySalem92 wrote:I don't know how indicative WL movement at other schools may be, but as a point of reference UVA sent out an email to let waitlistees know that they didn't anticipate dipping into the WL much ("if at all") based on received deposits.

Hopefully that means a lot of H admits took the money elsewhere this year.


That's what I was thinking as an optimistic interpretation, haha. Come on, debt-averse folks who don't qualify for need-based aid!

** On that point (more seriously), do we know what WL movement looked like at other T14 schools last cycle and the one before? Those represented low and high points for movement on the Harvard WL respectively, so would be curious to know whether that pattern tracked with movement elsewhere.



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