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
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SLS/YLS
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28%
T6 Full Tuition Scholly
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T6 w/ Money (< full)
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T6 Sticker
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T14 w/ Money (< full)
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T14 Sticker
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby pghpens » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:13 pm

rideagain wrote:
pghpens wrote:My best friends are in Boston this week visiting family, and they just went to see Harvard...they're sending me pictures, and it's beautiful, and it's killing me. HLS please let me in :lol: :lol:

I live just up the street, how do you think I feel every day :P


:lol: That’s rough!! Luckily I am a good 1,000 miles removed! But hopefully being right down the street will just mean an easy commute for you next year :wink:

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

Postby appind » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:26 pm

rideagain wrote:The real question: anyone with a GRE and no LSAT have an acceptance to report?


interested in this as well.

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

Postby appind » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:29 pm

lutherblissett wrote:Hopping in late to this, but I just got a JS1! It's past midnight here in China (American expat, so domestic applicant, technically) but I stayed up to make the appointment because most appointment times are during the middle of the night here... first world problems!

50 < GPA < 75 - though pretty close to hitting the 75th percentile
GRE: 168V (98%ile) 162Q (81%ile) 5.5AW (98%ile)


congrats

i assume no LSAT. it seems GRE verbal score (or/and GRE AW score) is being given more emphasis than quant. so perhaps comparing cumulative GRE to LSAT by converting total GRE to GMAT to get an overall percentile score isn't actually applicable.

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

Postby TheKingLives » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:20 pm

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

Postby lutherblissett » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:03 pm

appind wrote:
lutherblissett wrote:Hopping in late to this, but I just got a JS1! It's past midnight here in China (American expat, so domestic applicant, technically) but I stayed up to make the appointment because most appointment times are during the middle of the night here... first world problems!

50 < GPA < 75 - though pretty close to hitting the 75th percentile
GRE: 168V (98%ile) 162Q (81%ile) 5.5AW (98%ile)


congrats

i assume no LSAT. it seems GRE verbal score (or/and GRE AW score) is being given more emphasis than quant. so perhaps comparing cumulative GRE to LSAT by converting total GRE to GMAT to get an overall percentile score isn't actually applicable.


It depends. I took the GRE once during the two weeks I spent at home visiting friends and family in 2017 - rest of the time, I was working/out of the country. And my resume would show the major time crunch I had in studying for this exam. Never even looked at an LSAT test prep book, because it’s prohibitively expensive (generally speaking, fly down to HK) for me to take the LSAT rightt now. For me, the lower Q score has been buttressed by a number of courses in statistics and economics in which I got an A, so there’s definitely reasoning that the Q score is lower than my usual.

I'm also applying for a joint degree and my scores are at the level for which HKS wouldn’t worry about it, i.e. if I’m rejected from the Kennedy School then it wouldn’t be because of my GRE score. I actually used HKS’ rather detailed and extensive admissions blog to formulate all my applications to law and public policy school, which led to a detailed narrative focused on public service and personal growth moreso than anything else, which I suspect has been to my favor, because my story is not exceptional but rather uncommon for a JD aspirant.

My resume also does have a mix of the legal and the political: worked part-time in a law firm during undergrad, three refereed publications - incl. South China Sea/maritime law & on counterterrorism, research-based DC internships, and 8+ years of Model UN - lots of staffing & lots of competitions (although the last is definitely not special for JD applications).

So I would suggest that until US News manages to alter its algorithms to include the GRE, numbers aren’t everything, I suppose.

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

Postby CarpeDiem17 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:06 pm

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CarpeDiem17 wrote:Hi everyone. My app has been complete for a couple of months, and I'm LSAT > 75th and GPA > 50th, but haven't yet received a JS1. I've been out of school for awhile and have an employer recommendation that I didn't submit with my original app. Do you think there's any benefit to sending in that letter now? It's probably a strong letter. Thanks so much for any thoughts!


I asked MS9 the same question (generally, not for Harvard in particular) and he recommended I wait if I get waitlisted or something. That's what I plan to do for the apps I submitted without one! That said, I did send my employer letter of rec when I submitted my app for Harvard, and my JS1 was almost entirely about my job/professional experience -- both the work that I do and how I operate in a work setting.


Thanks so much for your reply! It does sound like a good idea to keep a letter on hand in case of a waitlist situation. That being said, it also sounds like an employer letter may be helpful, and something Harvard may be interested in. I'll see how things progress!

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

Postby kiklavan » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:33 am

Checking in! Reverse splitter with prob an auto-ding LSAT but here I am

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

Postby pghpens » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:13 pm

Hope everyone had a nice holiday! Here’s to good news for all you lovely people in 2018

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

Postby RamenEgg » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:08 pm

pghpens wrote:Hope everyone had a nice holiday! Here’s to good news for all you lovely people in 2018


Likewise. Happy holidays everyone! Wishing y’all a lovely new year’s! :)

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

Postby Mikey » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:59 pm

Finally submitted! it's a long shot but fuck it

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

Postby LSATuration » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:35 pm

Submitted--let the wait begin!

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

Postby personpitch » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:25 pm

Submitted! :D

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

Postby etramak » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:20 pm

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

Postby Hstrat » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:18 pm

Went complete 10/31, still no JS1... can I take that as a ding and stop stressing, do you think?

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

Postby thepsychedelic » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:50 pm

Hstrat wrote:Went complete 10/31, still no JS1... can I take that as a ding and stop stressing, do you think?


While continuing to stress is no good, you shouldn’t take anything but an actual ding as a ding. You definitely sill have a chance!
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby anacabana » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:25 pm

Ughhh, fingers crossed for a JS1 this week!!!

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

Postby principalagent » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:17 pm

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

Postby spectacles » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:38 am

JS1 today! Happy new year, everyone!

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

Postby LSATuration » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:41 am

principalagent wrote:New posts on this thread stress me out more than any other on TLS high key


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

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:43 am

spectacles wrote:JS1 today! Happy new year, everyone!


What's the timestamp on your JS1 email?

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

Postby TheKingLives » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:51 am

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:59 am

GOT A JS1 FINALLY :P

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

Postby spicysalmonroll » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:03 pm

spectacles wrote:JS1 today! Happy new year, everyone!

congrats!!!! saw that you're reapplying this year..what are your stats this year?

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

Postby albinododobird » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:34 pm

JS1!!! Complete 12/18.

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

Postby principalagent » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:48 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:GOT A JS1 FINALLY :P


BADDIE.



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