Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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JS2s are upon us! What would you take over HLS? Anything?

HLS or bust, fam
54
17%
SLS/YLS
88
28%
T6 Full Tuition Scholly
81
26%
T6 w/ Money (< full)
29
9%
T6 Sticker
5
2%
T14 Full Tuition Scholly
42
13%
T14 w/ Money (< full)
14
4%
T14 Sticker
4
1%
 
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Ron.Swanson
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Ron.Swanson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:37 pm

I didn't know you could get on the WL without a JS1. That makes me feel a teensy bit better.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby spectacles » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:46 pm

Drat. Complete 11/22, no JS1. Will try not to be too heartbroken.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:50 pm

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Piggy11 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:02 pm

People get JS1's and then get rejected/waitlisted, just as people who don't get them early suddenly get them in February and get accepted.
Don't lose hope - as much as it hurts and as scary as it is in the moment, I don't think lack of a quick JS1 is a harbinger of bad things to come.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby maybeman » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:04 pm

Ron.Swanson wrote:
etramak wrote:
Ron.Swanson wrote:So if we take the LSAT in December and don't tell law schools, they still know and hold your app anyway? :/

I'm not sure. The LSAC website kind of makes it seem like the report shows a pending score. But I put it on the application as well because I didn't want to lie



I'm just a little bummed/scared because I went complete 11/22 and was realllyyyyy hoping for an interview. Is it safe to assume I've already been rejected since I've heard nothing from them about a JS1?

I went complete 9/xx and no JS1 :cry:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby tinycatfriend » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:05 pm

spectacles wrote:Drat. Complete 11/22, no JS1. Will try not to be too heartbroken.


It's wayyyy too early to be concerned!! Breatheeee

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby TomLawSchool » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:10 pm

I got a JS1 today as well. Completed 3 weeks ago. Anyone has any idea how many interviews they do per cycle? Will there be an increase of interviews this year?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby spectacles » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:14 pm

tinycatfriend wrote:
spectacles wrote:Drat. Complete 11/22, no JS1. Will try not to be too heartbroken.


It's wayyyy too early to be concerned!! Breatheeee

Good advice! Thank you - It's not the end of the world, but it would have been such a gift to be relieved of no-JS1 anxiety before the holidays. Fingers tightly crossed for next week!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby tinycatfriend » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:19 pm

spectacles wrote:
tinycatfriend wrote:
spectacles wrote:Drat. Complete 11/22, no JS1. Will try not to be too heartbroken.


It's wayyyy too early to be concerned!! Breatheeee

Good advice! Thank you - It's not the end of the world, but it would have been such a gift to be relieved of no-JS1 anxiety before the holidays. Fingers tightly crossed for next week!


Definitely! It's also worth remembering that being rejected from Harvard is nowhere near the end of the world! You shall be an excellent happy lawyer, regardless of where you go to school!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby principalagent » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:20 pm

maybeman wrote:I went complete 9/xx and no JS1 :cry:


Retweet

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby forumls » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:22 pm

Laewgbi wrote:
Ron.Swanson wrote:
forumls wrote:No JS1 today? Have all interviews planned before holidays scheduled already?


+1 I want to know this as well... :|


Just got JS1. 11/28 Complete. GPA > 75, 25 < LSAT < 50. GRE Submitted too.


What's the reasoning for no slots the week of 11th? Slots are gone by the time I check. Nov invite.
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby TheKingLives » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:26 pm

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:32 pm

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby spectacles » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:36 pm

TheKingLives wrote:
spectacles wrote:Drat. Complete 11/22, no JS1. Will try not to be too heartbroken.

Same completion date and no JS1 either :/

Solidarity.

Is it too early to start sending them LOCIs? /jk

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby forumls » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:39 pm

Platopus wrote:
forumls wrote:
Laewgbi wrote:
Ron.Swanson wrote:
forumls wrote:No JS1 today? Have all interviews planned before holidays scheduled already?


+1 I want to know this as well... :|


Just got JS1. 11/28 Complete. GPA > 75, 25 < LSAT < 50. GRE Submitted too.


What's the reasoning for no slots the week of 11th? Slots are gone by the time I check. Nov invite.


Review previous JS1s in preparation for JS2s on the 18th, would be my guess


Last year they had slots every week. May be doing things different this year?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wiseman96 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:42 pm

maybeman wrote:
Ron.Swanson wrote:
etramak wrote:
Ron.Swanson wrote:So if we take the LSAT in December and don't tell law schools, they still know and hold your app anyway? :/

I'm not sure. The LSAC website kind of makes it seem like the report shows a pending score. But I put it on the application as well because I didn't want to lie



I'm just a little bummed/scared because I went complete 11/22 and was realllyyyyy hoping for an interview. Is it safe to assume I've already been rejected since I've heard nothing from them about a JS1?

I went complete 9/xx and no JS1 :cry:

Me too. Starting to think I've been rejected.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:44 pm

wiseman96 wrote:
maybeman wrote:
Ron.Swanson wrote:
etramak wrote:
Ron.Swanson wrote:So if we take the LSAT in December and don't tell law schools, they still know and hold your app anyway? :/

I'm not sure. The LSAC website kind of makes it seem like the report shows a pending score. But I put it on the application as well because I didn't want to lie



I'm just a little bummed/scared because I went complete 11/22 and was realllyyyyy hoping for an interview. Is it safe to assume I've already been rejected since I've heard nothing from them about a JS1?

I went complete 9/xx and no JS1 :cry:

Me too. Starting to think I've been rejected.


Don't worry yet!!!!!!!!! It's still so early

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby nixbaby » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:46 pm

forumls wrote:
Platopus wrote:
forumls wrote:
Laewgbi wrote:
Ron.Swanson wrote:
forumls wrote:No JS1 today? Have all interviews planned before holidays scheduled already?


+1 I want to know this as well... :|


Just got JS1. 11/28 Complete. GPA > 75, 25 < LSAT < 50. GRE Submitted too.


What's the reasoning for no slots the week of 11th? Slots are gone by the time I check. Nov invite.


Review previous JS1s in preparation for JS2s on the 18th, would be my guess


Last year they had slots every week. May be doing things different this year?


What would be different? Just more time to deliberate?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Llamas » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:56 pm

To everyone who has not yet received an interview invite: do not worry. Even if you submitted at midnight the day the apps went open and went complete before anyone else and still haven't received a JS1, even if people with your stats and went complete later than you received JS1, do not worry. This process is so much more random than we think it is. Think about all of the small details that might impact the timing. There is certainly a review committee comprised of multiple people reviewing your apps, each of whom work at different paces.

If you look at the TLS threads for previous cycles, there are people who go complete in September with >75ths and don't get a JS1 until late december. Likewise, there are people who go complete in November and get a JS1 literally a week later.

There are thousands of applications, and over a thousand JS1. Seeing less than five people post on TLS about receiving a JS1 this wave is in no way representative of everyone that did and everyone that didn't. There are hundreds of solid candidates out there who are, like you, waiting to hear back, so you should take solace in this fact!

Just be cognizant that this forum is such a small, unrepresentative sample of the entire population, so comparing your timeline to others here will only feed into the craziness. Everyone here is an amazing candidate, so like a precious poster said, trust in the strength of your numbers. God bless America

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:00 pm

Llamas wrote:To everyone who has not yet received an interview invite: do not worry. Even if you submitted at midnight the day the apps went open and went complete before anyone else and still haven't received a JS1, even if people with your stats and went complete later than you received JS1, do not worry. This process is so much more random than we think it is. Think about all of the small details that might impact the timing. There is certainly a review committee comprised of multiple people reviewing your apps, each of whom work at different paces.

If you look at the TLS threads for previous cycles, there are people who go complete in September with >75ths and don't get a JS1 until late december. Likewise, there are people who go complete in November and get a JS1 literally a week later.

There are thousands of applications, and over a thousand JS1. Seeing less than five people post on TLS about receiving a JS1 this wave is in no way representative of everyone that did and everyone that didn't. There are hundreds of solid candidates out there who are, like you, waiting to hear back, so you should take solace in this fact!

Just be cognizant that this forum is such a small, unrepresentative sample of the entire population, so comparing your timeline to others here will only feed into the craziness. Everyone here is an amazing candidate, so like a precious poster said, trust in the strength of your numbers. God bless America


Thank you for this!! You rule, Llamas!!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby maybeman » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:02 pm

Llamas wrote:To everyone who has not yet received an interview invite: do not worry. Even if you submitted at midnight the day the apps went open and went complete before anyone else and still haven't received a JS1, even if people with your stats and went complete later than you received JS1, do not worry. This process is so much more random than we think it is. Think about all of the small details that might impact the timing. There is certainly a review committee comprised of multiple people reviewing your apps, each of whom work at different paces.

If you look at the TLS threads for previous cycles, there are people who go complete in September with >75ths and don't get a JS1 until late december. Likewise, there are people who go complete in November and get a JS1 literally a week later.

There are thousands of applications, and over a thousand JS1. Seeing less than five people post on TLS about receiving a JS1 this wave is in no way representative of everyone that did and everyone that didn't. There are hundreds of solid candidates out there who are, like you, waiting to hear back, so you should take solace in this fact!

Just be cognizant that this forum is such a small, unrepresentative sample of the entire population, so comparing your timeline to others here will only feed into the craziness. Everyone here is an amazing candidate, so like a precious poster said, trust in the strength of your numbers. God bless America

This was amazing +180

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Ron.Swanson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:02 pm

On a slightly different note, did anyone on here get a JS1 with significantly higher GRE than LSAT? That's my sitch....

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby forumls » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:55 pm

No quote

I think it looks like there are no plans for slots the week of 11th. I missed the slot boat a few times since my invite, they filled up soon, and will have interview more than a month after invite. Would this gap hurt? Anyone else had a long gap between invite and JS1?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Piggy11 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:18 pm

I don't know if it would make a difference that you had a long-ish gap between the invite and the interview (other than the fact that you can't be in the much anticipated mid-December JS2 wave if your interview is afterwards :D )
Either way, worrying about it can't change anything now, so just focus on rocking the interview whenever you can schedule it - that's going to be more important than the gap.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby jimmycrackcorn » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:26 pm

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