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
82
18%
SLS/YLS
129
28%
T6 Full Tuition Scholly
114
25%
T6 w/ Money (< full)
36
8%
T6 Sticker
11
2%
T14 Full Tuition Scholly
57
12%
T14 w/ Money (< full)
19
4%
T14 Sticker
9
2%
 
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby JamesBlahDeBlah » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:50 pm

etramak wrote:
fohner wrote:
etramak wrote:These cycle updates from MS9 really kill me

How so? Mike MS9's latest blog post seems pretty positive for concerned applicants to top schools.


The 'top law schools receiving even more apps than previously thought' bit


More does not necessarily mean better
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:52 pm

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

Postby 38981928 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:58 pm

JamesBlahDeBlah wrote:
etramak wrote:
fohner wrote:
etramak wrote:These cycle updates from MS9 really kill me

How so? Mike MS9's latest blog post seems pretty positive for concerned applicants to top schools.


The 'top law schools receiving even more apps than previously thought' bit


More does not necessarily mean better


+1. I'm sure there's a slight bump in high stats + high quality apps, but 1) the number of people with really great LSAT/GRE + GPA combos can't be TOO high in the first place so any increase this year would not completely shut out people who are generally strong candidates and 2) with the interview and the essays, people really have a chance to shine beyond or in addition to their numbers! If you're here on TLS I'm betting you guys have polished every aspect of your app that you could possibly control (LSAT/GRE included) and have a great chance for success. Also, an HLS acceptance doesn't determine your self worth nor will your long term success hinge upon it. It's all about the attitude and work ethic, and I'm sure you guys will do great things in your future, HLS or not.

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

Postby appind » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:50 pm

JamesBlahDeBlah wrote:
etramak wrote:
fohner wrote:
etramak wrote:These cycle updates from MS9 really kill me

How so? Mike MS9's latest blog post seems pretty positive for concerned applicants to top schools.


The 'top law schools receiving even more apps than previously thought' bit


More does not necessarily mean better


is there info on faculty review (how it occurs, what's the cutoff, pass rare etc) about hls by MS9 anywhere?

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

Postby ruby2 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:30 pm

appind wrote:
JamesBlahDeBlah wrote:
etramak wrote:
fohner wrote:
etramak wrote:These cycle updates from MS9 really kill me

How so? Mike MS9's latest blog post seems pretty positive for concerned applicants to top schools.


The 'top law schools receiving even more apps than previously thought' bit


More does not necessarily mean better


is there info on faculty review (how it occurs, what's the cutoff, pass rare etc) about hls by MS9 anywhere?


Would also love information about this

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

Postby tortsilllustrated » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:32 pm

ruby2 wrote:
appind wrote:
JamesBlahDeBlah wrote:
etramak wrote:
fohner wrote:
etramak wrote:These cycle updates from MS9 really kill me

How so? Mike MS9's latest blog post seems pretty positive for concerned applicants to top schools.


The 'top law schools receiving even more apps than previously thought' bit


More does not necessarily mean better


is there info on faculty review (how it occurs, what's the cutoff, pass rare etc) about hls by MS9 anywhere?


Would also love information about this


+1800

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

Postby TomLawSchool » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:32 pm

So JS2 next Monday? Is this the consensus?

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

Postby tortsilllustrated » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:38 pm

I thought they were always Thursday/Friday’s?

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

Postby TomLawSchool » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:45 pm

tortsilllustrated wrote:I thought they were always Thursday/Friday’s?


Last JS2 was Monday as I remember. And why is there blank in interview schedule next Monday?

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

Postby thepsychedelic » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:52 pm

TomLawSchool wrote:
tortsilllustrated wrote:I thought they were always Thursday/Friday’s?


Last JS2 was Monday as I remember. And why is there blank in interview schedule next Monday?


yeah last JS2 had a week before it with no JS1s and was on the monday, which was also left blank. thinking that the next round of JS2s will be this monday
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby blakebortles » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:47 pm

thepsychedelic wrote:
TomLawSchool wrote:
tortsilllustrated wrote:I thought they were always Thursday/Friday’s?


Last JS2 was Monday as I remember. And why is there blank in interview schedule next Monday?


yeah last JS2 had a week before it with no JS1s and was on the monday, which was also left blank. thinking that the next round of JS2s will be this monday


Both 22th and 29th are blank.

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

Postby RamenEgg » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:02 pm

blakebortles wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
TomLawSchool wrote:
tortsilllustrated wrote:I thought they were always Thursday/Friday’s?


Last JS2 was Monday as I remember. And why is there blank in interview schedule next Monday?


yeah last JS2 had a week before it with no JS1s and was on the monday, which was also left blank. thinking that the next round of JS2s will be this monday


Both 22th and 29th are blank.


Two days of calls? :D

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

Postby blakebortles » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:17 pm

RamenEgg wrote:
blakebortles wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
TomLawSchool wrote:
tortsilllustrated wrote:I thought they were always Thursday/Friday’s?


Last JS2 was Monday as I remember. And why is there blank in interview schedule next Monday?


yeah last JS2 had a week before it with no JS1s and was on the monday, which was also left blank. thinking that the next round of JS2s will be this monday


Both 22th and 29th are blank.


Two days of calls? :D


If that is the case, I would guess that 1/22 is for people who interviewed in Dec and 1/29 for people who interviewed early Jan.

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

Postby etramak » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:20 pm

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

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:27 pm

blakebortles wrote:
RamenEgg wrote:
blakebortles wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
TomLawSchool wrote:
tortsilllustrated wrote:I thought they were always Thursday/Friday’s?


Last JS2 was Monday as I remember. And why is there blank in interview schedule next Monday?


yeah last JS2 had a week before it with no JS1s and was on the monday, which was also left blank. thinking that the next round of JS2s will be this monday


Both 22th and 29th are blank.


Two days of calls? :D


If that is the case, I would guess that 1/22 is for people who interviewed in Dec and 1/29 for people who interviewed early Jan.


I don't think it'll be that straight: a ton of much earlier JS1s (who interviewed early November, even) still haven't heard, so it likely won't be as clear-cut. Very few people were accepted (at least based on TLS, LSN, and Facebook) in that first JS2 wave.

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

Postby soca_dancer » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:36 pm

alexeats wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
alexeats wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:Any URMS with below 25th percentile lsat get a JS1 yet? Wondering when I should start worrying

I haven’t and wondering the same thing. I’m a 160 and a 3.98 lol. And a urm



I’m 167/3.84 and a URM, i went to an ivy and my pre law advisor said I was a shoe in based off our own school’s data to Harvard law for URM’s... so I’m wondering when the JS1 will magically appear. I went complete end of oct btw


Also under the 25th LSAT and above 75th GPA URM with no JS1. complete early Nov.


I wouldn’t be surprised if they did a URM wave of JS1’s soon, now that they have a picture of what the applicant looks like


I like the way you think. Hoping admissions agrees. U Chicago recently requested an interview for me and I was in shock. I love being in shock.



I’m below both 25ths and URM. Had my JS1 in November

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

Postby Teacher » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm

Guys. I had THREE missed calls from random 617 numbers today. Three. Obviously, none were from HLS. So stressful!

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

Postby TheKingLives » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:14 pm

Teacher wrote:Guys. I had THREE missed calls from random 617 numbers today. Three. Obviously, none were from HLS. So stressful!

Are you from the Boston area? Regardless, that's brutal

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

Postby Teacher » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:28 pm

TheKingLives wrote:
Teacher wrote:Guys. I had THREE missed calls from random 617 numbers today. Three. Obviously, none were from HLS. So stressful!

Are you from the Boston area? Regardless, that's brutal


I grew up there but have lived in TX/ FL for the past 10 years. But I do still have the 617 area code lol

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

Postby appind » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:33 pm

tortsilllustrated wrote:
ruby2 wrote:
appind wrote:
JamesBlahDeBlah wrote:
etramak wrote:
fohner wrote:
etramak wrote:These cycle updates from MS9 really kill me

How so? Mike MS9's latest blog post seems pretty positive for concerned applicants to top schools.


The 'top law schools receiving even more apps than previously thought' bit


More does not necessarily mean better


is there info on faculty review (how it occurs, what's the cutoff, pass rare etc) about hls by MS9 anywhere?


Would also love information about this


+1800


someone should ask MS9 this, it could be one of the least known parts of the hls process

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

Postby alexeats » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:11 pm

soca_dancer wrote:
alexeats wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
alexeats wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:Any URMS with below 25th percentile lsat get a JS1 yet? Wondering when I should start worrying

I haven’t and wondering the same thing. I’m a 160 and a 3.98 lol. And a urm



I’m 167/3.84 and a URM, i went to an ivy and my pre law advisor said I was a shoe in based off our own school’s data to Harvard law for URM’s... so I’m wondering when the JS1 will magically appear. I went complete end of oct btw


Also under the 25th LSAT and above 75th GPA URM with no JS1. complete early Nov.


I wouldn’t be surprised if they did a URM wave of JS1’s soon, now that they have a picture of what the applicant looks like


I like the way you think. Hoping admissions agrees. U Chicago recently requested an interview for me and I was in shock. I love being in shock.



I’m below both 25ths and URM. Had my JS1 in November


When did you apply? Also Good luck! that’s lit you had a js1 so early :)

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

Postby Aspire2bEsquire » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:14 pm

soca_dancer wrote:
alexeats wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
alexeats wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:Any URMS with below 25th percentile lsat get a JS1 yet? Wondering when I should start worrying

I haven’t and wondering the same thing. I’m a 160 and a 3.98 lol. And a urm



I’m 167/3.84 and a URM, i went to an ivy and my pre law advisor said I was a shoe in based off our own school’s data to Harvard law for URM’s... so I’m wondering when the JS1 will magically appear. I went complete end of oct btw


Also under the 25th LSAT and above 75th GPA URM with no JS1. complete early Nov.


I wouldn’t be surprised if they did a URM wave of JS1’s soon, now that they have a picture of what the applicant looks like


I like the way you think. Hoping admissions agrees. U Chicago recently requested an interview for me and I was in shock. I love being in shock.



I’m below both 25ths and URM. Had my JS1 in November


A girl can dream.

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

Postby soca_dancer » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:51 am

alexeats wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:
alexeats wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
alexeats wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:Any URMS with below 25th percentile lsat get a JS1 yet? Wondering when I should start worrying

I haven’t and wondering the same thing. I’m a 160 and a 3.98 lol. And a urm




Also under the 25th LSAT and above 75th GPA URM with no JS1. complete early Nov.


I wouldn’t be surprised if they did a URM wave of JS1’s soon, now that they have a picture of what the applicant looks like


I like the way you think. Hoping admissions agrees. U Chicago recently requested an interview for me and I was in shock. I love being in shock.



I’m below both 25ths and URM. Had my JS1 in November


When did you apply? Also Good luck! that’s lit you had a js1 so early :)


First week apps opened

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

Postby Veil of Ignorance » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:57 pm

Do we think people who interviewed in the first week of January could be in this next wave? Is the turnaround that fast?

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

Postby Llewellyon » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:59 pm

I thought most JS2s last year after the first round were all on Wednesday?



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