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
84
18%
SLS/YLS
130
28%
T6 Full Tuition Scholly
116
25%
T6 w/ Money (< full)
36
8%
T6 Sticker
11
2%
T14 Full Tuition Scholly
58
13%
T14 w/ Money (< full)
19
4%
T14 Sticker
9
2%
 
Total votes: 463

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

Postby dallinpackard » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:23 pm

Piggy11 wrote:
okapiee wrote:
Not as slim as my 3.61/172! But hey, who knows? Here's to hoping!


My LSAT isn't particularly high either (171) & not a URM, but I have an interesting background. Finished JS1 interview this week! You've got this!!

Congrats on the JS1! May the JS2 follow shortly.
For the sake of renewed hope, I'm going to pretend we're somewhat similar (171, (mildly) interesting background) and ignore the fact that your 4.13 GPA is not quite the same as my no GPA.


LOL that 4+ gpa does kind of change things for my case:p but still! It isn't unheard of... Regardless, good luck to you all! I'm not putting all of my eggs in this basket, but oh it would be nice to squeeze in an acceptance.

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

Postby Mikey » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:26 pm

why is 'never' not an option in the poll?

Pozzo wrote:


answer me

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

Postby foodlaw » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:50 am

Is JS the only interviewer?

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

Postby phillyboy23 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:29 am

Timofey_Pnin wrote:
zachbp13 wrote:maybeman wrote:
njames1961 wrote:
75% GPA and 50% LSAT, below avg softs - Submitted 10/18, application complete on 10/25, no JS1....dying here

Are you me?


Basically same here again, GPA well above 75th and LSAT 1 point below median. At least comforting to know other people with similar stats haven't gotten it yet either.

Young K-JD, I just really hope I don't become http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Proud2B19 2.0


Similar stats with no JS1 -- 171/4.0, strong softs, Not an URM, submitted 10/19 complete 10/24...

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

Postby phillyboy23 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:32 am

dallinpackard wrote:
okapiee wrote:
Not as slim as my 3.61/172! But hey, who knows? Here's to hoping!


My LSAT isn't particularly high either (171) & not a URM, but I have an interesting background. Finished JS1 interview this week! You've got this!!


Thank you! congrats on your JS1! What is your GPA, if you don't mind sharing?


Care to share the interesting background? Would be interested to know what the admissions committee found enticing. Totally understand if not.

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

Postby FriedChickenHero » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:39 am

rachelac wrote:I have yet to see any JS1s for anyone who is not above at least one of the 75ths or a URM.

By which I mean to say - congrats to all for both your JS1s and your numbers! But the rest of us can probably take a deep breath :D


I am below the 25th in GPA and below the 75th in LSAT and not a URM. Don't know if this shows that the pool of JS1s has increased or the Adm Committee considers my softs to be strong...

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

Postby Pozzo » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:19 pm

foodlaw wrote:Is JS the only interviewer?

negative. typically a few of the admissions folks conduct the interviews.

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

Postby Pozzo » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:20 pm

Mikey wrote:why is 'never' not an option in the poll?

Pozzo wrote:


answer me


Because it'll happen, brother. It'll happen.

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

Postby okapiee » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:47 pm

14141453 wrote:How did people feel about their interviews? Mine felt much less personal than the one I did with Chicago and was about half the length. Is that typical?


I thought it was pretty enjoyable! Extremely nice interviewer. Felt more like a conversation than an interview, albeit short.

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

Postby okapiee » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:59 pm

14141453 wrote:How did people feel about their interviews? Mine felt much less personal than the one I did with Chicago and was about half the length. Is that typical?


Also I'm really amazed by how well they know your resume. Kudos to the HLS admissions staff. They really did their homework.

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

Postby aegor » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:15 pm

Submitted last night. Any sense of how long it takes for an interview to get scheduled? HLS says that it has "received" my file from LSAC, which had everything they needed. Does it not "complete" until the interview?

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

Postby dallinpackard » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:17 pm

aegor wrote:Submitted last night. Any sense of how long it takes for an interview to get scheduled? HLS says that it has "received" my file from LSAC, which had everything they needed. Does it not "complete" until the interview?


It will go complete in a week or so. The interview will be after that

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

Postby 38981928 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:17 pm

aegor wrote:Submitted last night. Any sense of how long it takes for an interview to get scheduled? HLS says that it has "received" my file from LSAC, which had everything they needed. Does it not "complete" until the interview?


I haven't done an interview, but I went complete two weeks after they received it.

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

Postby Platopus » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:40 pm

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

Postby aegor » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:53 pm

Thanks to all!

Platopus wrote:
aegor wrote:Submitted last night. Any sense of how long it takes for an interview to get scheduled? HLS says that it has "received" my file from LSAC, which had everything they needed. Does it not "complete" until the interview?


Not everyone is interviewed, so it will go complete regardless.


Is there a stated or understood reason why someone would or would not be offered an interview?

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

Postby lumosfawkes » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:57 pm

aegor wrote:Thanks to all!

Platopus wrote:
aegor wrote:Submitted last night. Any sense of how long it takes for an interview to get scheduled? HLS says that it has "received" my file from LSAC, which had everything they needed. Does it not "complete" until the interview?


Not everyone is interviewed, so it will go complete regardless.


Is there a stated or understood reason why someone would or would not be offered an interview?


You can't be accepted without an interview, so those who aren't interviewed are deemed unfit from the outset :(

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

Postby 38981928 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:14 pm

aegor wrote:Thanks to all!

Platopus wrote:
aegor wrote:Submitted last night. Any sense of how long it takes for an interview to get scheduled? HLS says that it has "received" my file from LSAC, which had everything they needed. Does it not "complete" until the interview?


Not everyone is interviewed, so it will go complete regardless.


Is there a stated or understood reason why someone would or would not be offered an interview?


Also my understanding is the general timeline for people who are admitted is : Received > Complete > JS1 > JS2. From lurking this thread it appears there's always at least a few days between received and complete, then a few days (or weeks?) before JS1.

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

Postby TomLawSchool » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:25 pm

So mine just went complete after about 20 days. It's relatively long. Is it normal? And do you guys think I will catch the Nov/Dec waves of JS1?

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

Postby Bouvant » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:56 pm

okapiee wrote:
14141453 wrote:How did people feel about their interviews? Mine felt much less personal than the one I did with Chicago and was about half the length. Is that typical?


I thought it was pretty enjoyable! Extremely nice interviewer. Felt more like a conversation than an interview, albeit short.


What kinds of things do they ask.

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

Postby magicpencils » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:35 pm

Weird question, but does anyone know if HLS would call your employer to verify work history? I have my JS1 scheduled for Monday, and yesterday my workplace got a call from a Harvard admissions office asking about employment verification. I haven't told my bosses that I'm applying yet. My coworker who knows I'm applying let me know about the call and transferred it to HR, although we obviously don't know who it was about specifically. Did HLS just out me to my employer? Anyone heard of them conducting verification calls pre-interview, or at all?

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

Postby tinycatfriend » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:47 pm

magicpencils wrote:Weird question, but does anyone know if HLS would call your employer to verify work history? I have my JS1 scheduled for Monday, and yesterday my workplace got a call from a Harvard admissions office asking about employment verification. I haven't told my bosses that I'm applying yet. My coworker who knows I'm applying let me know about the call and transferred it to HR, although we obviously don't know who it was about specifically. Did HLS just out me to my employer? Anyone heard of them conducting verification calls pre-interview, or at all?


Wait that's super weird and tbh NOT OKAY. They should know better and how did they get your employers phone number??

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

Postby lobsicle » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:56 pm

magicpencils wrote:Weird question, but does anyone know if HLS would call your employer to verify work history? I have my JS1 scheduled for Monday, and yesterday my workplace got a call from a Harvard admissions office asking about employment verification. I haven't told my bosses that I'm applying yet. My coworker who knows I'm applying let me know about the call and transferred it to HR, although we obviously don't know who it was about specifically. Did HLS just out me to my employer? Anyone heard of them conducting verification calls pre-interview, or at all?


Did the caller say that the call was specifically for you or did they just say it was about employment verification in general?

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

Postby magicpencils » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:01 pm

lobsicle wrote:
magicpencils wrote:Weird question, but does anyone know if HLS would call your employer to verify work history? I have my JS1 scheduled for Monday, and yesterday my workplace got a call from a Harvard admissions office asking about employment verification. I haven't told my bosses that I'm applying yet. My coworker who knows I'm applying let me know about the call and transferred it to HR, although we obviously don't know who it was about specifically. Did HLS just out me to my employer? Anyone heard of them conducting verification calls pre-interview, or at all?


Did the caller say that the call was specifically for you or did they just say it was about employment verification in general?


The caller didn't give the name to my coworker who answered the phone, just said employment verification, so it really could be about anyone. It's just the weird coincidence of the timing that's freaking me out. And I never provided my employer's phone number or contact details, but it's very accessible online with just the name and city.

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

Postby lobsicle » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:28 pm

magicpencils wrote:
lobsicle wrote:
magicpencils wrote:Weird question, but does anyone know if HLS would call your employer to verify work history? I have my JS1 scheduled for Monday, and yesterday my workplace got a call from a Harvard admissions office asking about employment verification. I haven't told my bosses that I'm applying yet. My coworker who knows I'm applying let me know about the call and transferred it to HR, although we obviously don't know who it was about specifically. Did HLS just out me to my employer? Anyone heard of them conducting verification calls pre-interview, or at all?


Did the caller say that the call was specifically for you or did they just say it was about employment verification in general?


The caller didn't give the name to my coworker who answered the phone, just said employment verification, so it really could be about anyone. It's just the weird coincidence of the timing that's freaking me out. And I never provided my employer's phone number or contact details, but it's very accessible online with just the name and city.


It's possible it was about you, but I'd honestly be surprised that they would call without asking you first if it was ok. They know a lot of applicants haven't yet told their employers they're applying. HLS admissions has a lot to do, more than just J.D. admissions. Wouldn't be surprised if it's about something wholly unrelated. You should be able to safely ask HR--I don't think they're supposed to share private details with management.

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

Postby spectacles » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:31 pm

magicpencils wrote:
lobsicle wrote:
magicpencils wrote:Weird question, but does anyone know if HLS would call your employer to verify work history? I have my JS1 scheduled for Monday, and yesterday my workplace got a call from a Harvard admissions office asking about employment verification. I haven't told my bosses that I'm applying yet. My coworker who knows I'm applying let me know about the call and transferred it to HR, although we obviously don't know who it was about specifically. Did HLS just out me to my employer? Anyone heard of them conducting verification calls pre-interview, or at all?


Did the caller say that the call was specifically for you or did they just say it was about employment verification in general?


The caller didn't give the name to my coworker who answered the phone, just said employment verification, so it really could be about anyone. It's just the weird coincidence of the timing that's freaking me out. And I never provided my employer's phone number or contact details, but it's very accessible online with just the name and city.

I'd follow up with HR. That's... kind of invasive, isn't it?



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