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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18%
SLS/YLS
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28%
T6 Full Tuition Scholly
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24%
T6 w/ Money (< full)
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8%
T6 Sticker
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2%
T14 Full Tuition Scholly
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13%
T14 w/ Money (< full)
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4%
T14 Sticker
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dm1683 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:03 pm

JS1, finally...thank god.

EDIT: by email btw

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

Postby Mikey » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:22 pm

dm1683 wrote:JS1, finally...thank god.

EDIT: by email btw

Nice! One step closer :)

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

Postby principalagent » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:30 pm

dm1683 wrote:JS1, finally...thank god.

EDIT: by email btw


Congrats! No surprise :)

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

Postby zhyunjc » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:32 pm

ArthurTimothyRead wrote:Any JS2 predictions? 1/25/18ish seems likely.

I'm curious about this as well! Would the 8th be too early to, realistically, hope for (no interviews on that date, iirfc)?

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

Postby fohner » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:44 pm

dm1683 wrote:JS1, finally...thank god.

EDIT: by email btw

Congrats and good luck! Do JS1 invites get sent throughout the day or is it all at once? Wasn't expecting more invites this week considering the weather and holidays.

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

Postby gummibearz » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:48 pm

dm1683 wrote:JS1, finally...thank god.

EDIT: by email btw


Congratulations! They emailed on a Saturday?

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

Postby TheKingLives » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:55 pm

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

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:24 pm

dm1683 wrote:JS1, finally...thank god.

EDIT: by email btw

About time!

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

Postby mobilevids929 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:10 pm

My status checker has a green check and received, but no complete... They received my application 12/19. What exactly does this mean??

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

Postby DaydreamNation » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:20 pm

mobilevids929 wrote:My status checker has a green check and received, but no complete... They received my application 12/19. What exactly does this mean??

That your application has been transmitted to them but they have not yet checked to make sure everything is there that needs to be.

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

Postby pewpewpew » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:06 pm

Sorry to be late to the party. I got JS2 in the December wave. GPA below median, 173, K-JD, HYPS undergrad, from a state that doesn't send many people to Harvard if that matters. Interview was in late/mid November. Submitted mid October.

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

Postby InterLaw » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:02 am

At this point, I'd honestly give a kidney for a JS1 invite.
Please, Harvard please, tell me something!

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

Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:10 am

InterLaw wrote:At this point, I'd honestly give a kidney for a JS1 invite.
Please, Harvard please, tell me something!


Haha. +1. You only need one of those bad boys anyhow.

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

Postby erichio » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:45 am

3L checking in. Good luck to everyone waiting on that JS1/JS2 (aka most people); I didn't get the latter until mid March (and perhaps the former, too, iirc), so try not to stress if you're in that boat. Feel free to pm me if you have any questions! :D
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Timofey_Pnin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:11 am

Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
InterLaw wrote:At this point, I'd honestly give a kidney for a JS1 invite.
Please, Harvard please, tell me something!


Haha. +1. You only need one of those bad boys anyhow.


+2. I feel like I've been r-bombed

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

Postby nixbaby » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:50 am

so there was speculation about JS2 today...? any real chance of that?

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

Postby rideagain » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:03 am

nixbaby wrote:so there was speculation about JS2 today...? any real chance of that?

no lol

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

Postby halamadrid » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:20 pm

Did anyone who's already had their JS1 have issues with the zoom client? I haven't received a zoom contact request from the admissions staff although my interview is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon (I just received the reminder e-mail) and I'm wondering whether I should just wait or reach out now about it.

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

Postby Caracas-guy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:39 pm

Hello all,

First time on this forum situation. I have a general question I've been unable to find information on.

I applied with GRE scores. I'm an international with 4 years of work experience in very large/recognizable names. Does anyone have any information on what the median for those should look like? Any JS1 recipients who applied with GRE? My application was marked completed November 30th.

Thanks!

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

Postby pancakes4ever » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:44 pm

halamadrid wrote:Did anyone who's already had their JS1 have issues with the zoom client? I haven't received a zoom contact request from the admissions staff although my interview is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon (I just received the reminder e-mail) and I'm wondering whether I should just wait or reach out now about it.


I received the contact request right before the interview (I believe ~30 minutes). They'll find you, don't worry! Good luck :)

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

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:32 pm

Caracas-guy wrote:Hello all,

First time on this forum situation. I have a general question I've been unable to find information on.

I applied with GRE scores. I'm an international with 4 years of work experience in very large/recognizable names. Does anyone have any information on what the median for those should look like? Any JS1 recipients who applied with GRE? My application was marked completed November 30th.

Thanks!

I think there were a couple GRE only applicants earlier in the cycle who got JS1s, but this year there really is no way of knowing what GRE is needed to get a JS1 since this is all still very new.

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

Postby winmore1228 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:48 pm

What's the current theory of the crowd on when the next JS2 round will be?

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

Postby etramak » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:04 pm

winmore1228 wrote:What's the current theory of the crowd on when the next JS2 round will be?

I think most likely end of January, end of February, middle of march, end of march. Like last year

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

Postby austinlove » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:38 pm

etramak wrote:
winmore1228 wrote:What's the current theory of the crowd on when the next JS2 round will be?

I think most likely end of January, end of February, middle of march, end of march. Like last year



^ JS1 matched last year so I assume the same with js2

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

Postby appind » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:09 am

lutherblissett wrote:
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.


i think you have really good softs and they def will count. you may be the kind of applicants they had in mind with gre changes. to be clear, i didn't mean to suggest anything related to what the eventual gre mean/median for HLS may turn out to be this cycle. it may well be that 168q/162v is in the neighborhood of their median. but considering H has always been very numbers driven admission it's reasonable to believe that they'd be looking for near top percentile GREs.

how they quantify GRE scores is really a big puzzle, it may not be surprising if they only pick GRE verbal section scores for their admissions purpose.



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