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 Have Withdrawn since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
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15%
JSNone-> WL -> JS1 -> JS2 !!
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8%
JS1 -> WL -> Have Withdrawn since
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2%
JS1 -> WL (will ride it out)
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33%
JS1 -> WL (planning to withdraw)
0
No votes
JS1 -> WL -> Dinged or/ No JS1b yet or/ No JS2 yet
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No votes
JS1 -> WL -> Had JS1b -> JS2 !!
2
4%
 
Total votes: 52

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Aldrich » Wed May 10, 2017 10:45 pm

Had my JS1 this morning with Kelly. Very friendly interviewer.

All are regular post-WL JS1 questions:
1 Current job
2 Interested area of law
3 Why Harvard
4 Current deposit status

Kelly also did not mention when I will hear back.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby eck456 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:47 pm

Aldrich wrote:Had my JS1 this morning with Kelly. Very friendly interviewer.

All are regular post-WL JS1 questions:
1 Current job
2 Interested area of law
3 Why Harvard
4 Current deposit status

Kelly also did not mention when I will hear back.


Did they ask if you were deposited at another ls or more just general "would you really commit to us?"

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby heyitslj » Thu May 11, 2017 9:25 am

dianersg wrote:
AllHailKingMao wrote:
heyitslj wrote:
dianersg wrote:Have any JS1s received a "HLS Follow-up" email asking to talk about "your plans for this upcoming fall"? Does anyone know what this signifies, if anything?



Received the same this afternoon. Uncertain about what it really means but happy they would like to talk again.


Could you guys post stats ranges? Trying to figure out what kind of students HLS is looking for, or if there are any patterns to discern.


LSAT=25, GPA>75


URM so my stats don't quite hold as much weight

50>LSAT>25

25>GPA

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Thu May 11, 2017 10:15 am

Tangential question but the way it's addressed in other parts of the forum have left me unclear: is being LGBTQ+ considered URM independent of other factors...? I've never heard it treated as such.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Hennessy » Thu May 11, 2017 10:27 am

SpookySalem92 wrote:Tangential question but the way it's addressed in other parts of the forum have left me unclear: is being LGBTQ+ considered URM independent of other factors...? I've never heard it treated as such.


No. It's a soft at best. It can make for a good diversity statement, or personal statement, sometimes. But very few LGBTQ+ folks will overperform their numbers simply by virtue of being LGBTQ+.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Thu May 11, 2017 10:37 am

HennessyVSOP wrote:
SpookySalem92 wrote:Tangential question but the way it's addressed in other parts of the forum have left me unclear: is being LGBTQ+ considered URM independent of other factors...? I've never heard it treated as such.

No. It's a soft at best. It can make for a good diversity statement, or personal statement, sometimes. But very few LGBTQ+ folks will overperform their numbers simply by virtue of being LGBTQ+.

Cosign.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby myrik » Thu May 11, 2017 10:56 am

CPA-->JD wrote:
calpolisci2016 wrote:Loci sent, no email. If only we can confirm whether someone who sent a loci got this email or not.

And does this mean those who got an email are ahead of those who didn't one, in terms of receiving a JS2?

Also, did anyone who did not send in a LOCI not get the email?


+1
This would be good to know!

I also sent a LOCI and did not receive this e-mail. Have not received my confirmation of receipt of LOCI yet though :(

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby heyitslj » Thu May 11, 2017 11:29 am

Had my phone call a little while ago. It essentially was to check in on if anything had changed and see what my plans are for the coming fall should I not get in. Told me to keep in touch with the admissions office which came across as though they would like me to send in a LOCI.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Thu May 11, 2017 11:34 am

Oh, interesting. That sounds like a more typical js1b from my understanding, so maybe the whole process is moving more quickly this year. One can hope!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby CPA-->JD » Thu May 11, 2017 11:44 am

Any speculation on why they care what your plans are if you don't get in? (I think they like messing with their peer schools :mrgreen: )

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby heyitslj » Thu May 11, 2017 11:51 am

CPA-->JD wrote:Any speculation on why they care what your plans are if you don't get in? (I think they like messing with their peer schools :mrgreen: )


Haha! While that may be rue I think they were feeling out the probability of an acceptance of an offer. They also asked about scholarships I had at the other uni and how much time I had spent looking at classes and programs offered there. Accepting a Harvard offer at face value is much easier if the offer you currently have is face value as well.
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Thu May 11, 2017 11:52 am

True or false: they all talk to each other anyway, right?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby notsonotorious » Thu May 11, 2017 12:05 pm

SpookySalem92 wrote:True or false: they all talk to each other anyway, right?


The schools? About applicants - I doubt it. They are, after all, literally competing with each other.

Otherwise, most definitely. They travel around the country together to give presentations and spend a lot of time together, so they might even be friends. This certainly made it sound that way: https://law.stanford.edu/2015/07/30/the ... s-no-more/

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby notsonotorious » Thu May 11, 2017 12:08 pm

CPA-->JD wrote:Any speculation on why they care what your plans are if you don't get in? (I think they like messing with their peer schools :mrgreen: )


I don't think that's crazy at all. And really -- if you have a choice between poaching someone from Yale or someone from Michigan, who seems like more of a get? (no offense to anyone deposited at Michigan)

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Thu May 11, 2017 12:10 pm

notsonotorious wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:Any speculation on why they care what your plans are if you don't get in? (I think they like messing with their peer schools :mrgreen: )


I don't think that's crazy at all. And really -- if you have a choice between poaching someone from Yale or someone from Michigan, who seems like more of a get? (no offense to anyone deposited at Michigan)

Kind of pointless to try to poach from Y though.
They probably target SCCN people if they were to target at all.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby notsonotorious » Thu May 11, 2017 12:14 pm

Rigo wrote:
notsonotorious wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:Any speculation on why they care what your plans are if you don't get in? (I think they like messing with their peer schools :mrgreen: )


I don't think that's crazy at all. And really -- if you have a choice between poaching someone from Yale or someone from Michigan, who seems like more of a get? (no offense to anyone deposited at Michigan)

Kind of pointless to try to poach from Y though.
They probably target SCCN people if they were to target at all.


That was just an extreme example... but actually, if you're set on Y, why stay on the H wait list? Anyway -- problems I'll never have :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby dianersg » Thu May 11, 2017 1:09 pm

Had my JS1b this morning. They just wanted to know how my semester ended (I'm KJD) and if I would accept if admitted. I said I would, but also asked about financial aid, so I am worried I didn't come across as committed enough. For anyone else with an impending JS1B, I would think carefully about how you are going to ask/respond to questions beforehand.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Thu May 11, 2017 1:16 pm

Might as well ask all my ignorant questions now. What the heck is KJD? Kinetic JD? Kardashian JD?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby unrelated » Thu May 11, 2017 1:17 pm

SpookySalem92 wrote:Might as well ask all my ignorant questions now. What the heck is KJD? Kinetic JD? Kardashian JD?


Kindergarten ---> JD

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby MrJD2020 » Thu May 11, 2017 1:20 pm

I don't know why but I'm getting the strangest feeling, based on nothing, that things will happen soon. Maybe wishful thinking, but I can't stop thinking about the JS1b's people have been getting this week.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby HonestlyThough » Thu May 11, 2017 2:04 pm

I'm hoping for positive news for you all soon!

Here I am, not even finalizing in my own choice, and yet I keep following what's happening here :D


p.s. if anyone is looking for a second set of eyes on an LOCI, I got you

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby sittykitty » Thu May 11, 2017 2:37 pm

Happy for everyone getting movement! Sending positive vibes, though I think this bodes poorly for those of us who have yet to hear a peep.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Thu May 11, 2017 3:33 pm

sittykitty wrote:Happy for everyone getting movement! Sending positive vibes, though I think this bodes poorly for those of us who have yet to hear a peep.


Not necessarily; I think for the pre-WL JS1 crowd it might not bode well to not be receiving a JS1b, but unless I'm missing something for JSnones I don't think there's any material change from last week (not being part of the first post-WL JS1 wave).

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby CPA-->JD » Thu May 11, 2017 3:35 pm

SpookySalem92 wrote:
sittykitty wrote:Happy for everyone getting movement! Sending positive vibes, though I think this bodes poorly for those of us who have yet to hear a peep.


Not necessarily; I think for the pre-WL JS1 crowd it might not bode well to not be receiving a JS1b, but unless I'm missing something for JSnones I don't think there's any material change from last week (not being part of the first post-WL JS1 wave).

Do we know if anyone who sent in a LOCI received an email/js1b ?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby SpookySalem92 » Thu May 11, 2017 3:37 pm

Idts. Sorry, just really wanted the 1000th post. ;)



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