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
81
18%
SLS/YLS
123
28%
T6 Full Tuition Scholly
107
24%
T6 w/ Money (< full)
34
8%
T6 Sticker
10
2%
T14 Full Tuition Scholly
55
13%
T14 w/ Money (< full)
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4%
T14 Sticker
9
2%
 
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:30 pm

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

Postby TomLawSchool » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:17 pm

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


I feel like it's possible but it depends on your numbers and the speediness of the faculty member who reviewed your file. Most of us wont be fully considered, I think, until end of February.


Check the spreadsheet. I think it's possible. I had mine in the third week of Dec. I think there are a couple like that last year got JS2s in Jan.

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

Postby gotmilk332 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:23 pm

TomLawSchool wrote:
etramak wrote:
Veil of Ignorance wrote:Do we think people who interviewed in the first week of January could be in this next wave? Is the turnaround that fast?


I feel like it's possible but it depends on your numbers and the speediness of the faculty member who reviewed your file. Most of us wont be fully considered, I think, until end of February.


Check the spreadsheet. I think it's possible. I had mine in the third week of Dec. I think there are a couple like that last year got JS2s in Jan.



Sorry if this is repetitive, but where's the spreadsheet?

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

Postby spectacles » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:49 pm

Just to reassure some folks before next week’s wave: judging by the spreadsheets (page 1 of this thread), very few people who did their JS1 in January (a couple within the first week) received a January-wave JS2; The vast majority got them in February and March. So if you interviewed recently and don’t get a JS2 next week, it’s not a big deal.

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

Postby FinallyLiveaLittle » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:08 am

International checking in here! 174/Superior

Quick question, I took around two years off during college to fulfill a military requirement. Would I still be K-JD?
(I do realize, though, that Harvard doesn't actually have a KJD category or something of the like)

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

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:29 am

FinallyLiveaLittle wrote:International checking in here! 174/Superior

Quick question, I took around two years off during college to fulfill a military requirement. Would I still be K-JD?
(I do realize, though, that Harvard doesn't actually have a KJD category or something of the like)


Two questions:

1) Harvard doesn't have K-JD?

2) Completely unrelated, but if someone who was in the second wave of JS1s doesn't hear back in the next wave of JS2s, should they be concerned or assuming a WL / ding is waiting for them?

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

Postby covfefe » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:31 am

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
FinallyLiveaLittle wrote:International checking in here! 174/Superior

Quick question, I took around two years off during college to fulfill a military requirement. Would I still be K-JD?
(I do realize, though, that Harvard doesn't actually have a KJD category or something of the like)


Two questions:

1) Harvard doesn't have K-JD?

2) Completely unrelated, but if someone who was in the second wave of JS1s doesn't hear back in the next wave of JS2s, should they be concerned or assuming a WL / ding is waiting for them?


K-JD, to my understanding, is just terminology that we've made up here on TLS. Harvard definitely accepts people straight through from undergrad, and you can find the percentages of that on their website. For military service, I'd assume that would count as experience, as you've now done a couple years of military service, so you didn't actually go straight through to law school from undergrad. So I don't think I would consider you a KJD, but like, I'm just a random guy so who's to say.

To Monica's q2: Especially with how this cycle is shaking out in terms of timing, no, I wouldn't be concerned or assume a WL/ding is waiting for you if you don't hear from them. Often it feels like there's little rhyme/reason to the order in which people get results back, especially depending on your specific stats and other softs and things. I would be v surprised if, in past years, there weren't plenty of people who got JS2s "out of order." I realize that's not really a helpful answer and it doesn't help with our desire to like, try to find some reason and understanding in what's going on in admissions, but honestly, no, I wouldn't assume you were destined for a rejection if you didn't hear back in the next JS2 wave.

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

Postby feralflamingo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:10 am

So...at this point do the no JS1ers give up? :oops:
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby albinododobird » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:13 am

feralflamingo wrote:So...at this point do the no JS1ers give up? :oops:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNLUS0o69wQ

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

Postby JamesBlahDeBlah » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:14 am

feralflamingo wrote:So...at this point do the no JS1ers give up? :oops:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ2hJezvd2I
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:16 am

albinododobird wrote:
feralflamingo wrote:So...at this point do the no JS1ers give up? :oops:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNLUS0o69wQ


JamesBlahDeBlah wrote:
feralflamingo wrote:So...at this point do the no JS1ers give up? :oops:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ2hJezvd2I


LOL...you guys.

So I haven't given up per se, but am very much adjusting my hopes.

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

Postby virginia_direwoolf » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:28 am

Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
albinododobird wrote:
feralflamingo wrote:So...at this point do the no JS1ers give up? :oops:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNLUS0o69wQ


JamesBlahDeBlah wrote:
feralflamingo wrote:So...at this point do the no JS1ers give up? :oops:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ2hJezvd2I


LOL...you guys.

So I haven't given up per se, but am very much adjusting my hopes.


If by “adjusting your hopes” you mean listening to a lot of Adele break up music and having very realistic dreams where you think you got into Harvard and then wake up and get real sad, then same.

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

Postby principalagent » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:39 am

virginia_direwoolf wrote:If by “adjusting your hopes” you mean listening to a lot of Adele break up music and having very realistic dreams where you think you got into Harvard and then wake up and get real sad, then same.


I much prefer Beyonce to give the vibe that I'm better off without Harvard and they would be hurting not to have me.

But basically same.

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

Postby cwasser3 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:40 am

principalagent wrote:
virginia_direwoolf wrote:If by “adjusting your hopes” you mean listening to a lot of Adele break up music and having very realistic dreams where you think you got into Harvard and then wake up and get real sad, then same.


I much prefer Beyonce to give the vibe that I'm better off without Harvard and they would be hurting not to have me.

But basically same.


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

Postby feralflamingo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:11 pm

Loving this. *wipes away snot and tears*
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby fohner » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:16 pm

feralflamingo wrote:Loving this, *wipes away snot and tears*

We don't need to give up for a while. Seems like there will still be around 10 more JS1 waves this cycle. I think the reason they haven't sent mine yet is that they're busy devising a brand new full ride scholarship to give me.

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

Postby feralflamingo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:30 pm

fohner wrote:
feralflamingo wrote:Loving this, *wipes away snot and tears*

We don't need to give up for a while. Seems like there will still be around 10 more JS1 waves this cycle. I think the reason they haven't sent mine yet is that they're busy devising a brand new full ride scholarship to give me.

Fohner's Scholarship has a nice ring to it
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby ArthurTimothyRead » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:47 pm

I think that the next JS2 will be pretty inclusive from a temporal perspective. As people have said, there are plenty more JS1 waves to come, so realistically only a relative handful of people have had a JS1. Only a portion of those interviewees were sent on to faculty review, and the faculty review process is likely more straightforward than the adcom review process.

Thus, I would be surprised if our imminent JS2 wave didn’t include JS1s from the first week of January.

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

Postby jkander31 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:49 pm

Based on previous cycles, and with a consideration of the facts that this cycle has more applicants and applications, how many more JS2's should we expect?

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

Postby etramak » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:34 pm

ArthurTimothyRead wrote:Only a portion of those interviewees were sent on to faculty review, and the faculty review process is likely more straightforward than the adcom review process..

I was under the impression that all JS1s go onto faculty review

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

Postby pancakes4ever » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:39 pm

etramak wrote:
ArthurTimothyRead wrote:Only a portion of those interviewees were sent on to faculty review, and the faculty review process is likely more straightforward than the adcom review process..

I was under the impression that all JS1s go onto faculty review


You're right according to this 2014 post:

http://hls.harvard.edu/inside-the-black ... s-process/

File checking and distribution --> admissions staff read --> JS1 --> faculty read --> final decision

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

Postby TomLawSchool » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:44 pm

Do they also call for JS2 or send an email?
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby pancakes4ever » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:17 pm

TomLawSchool wrote:A logistic question. I currently live in the UK. Do they also call for JS2 or send an email?


I heard they email acceptances for international admits or U.S. admits living abroad. As long as you put your UK address as your current address on your app

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

Postby etramak » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:23 pm

pancakes4ever wrote:
etramak wrote:
ArthurTimothyRead wrote:Only a portion of those interviewees were sent on to faculty review, and the faculty review process is likely more straightforward than the adcom review process..

I was under the impression that all JS1s go onto faculty review


You're right according to this 2014 post:

http://hls.harvard.edu/inside-the-black ... s-process/

File checking and distribution --> admissions staff read --> JS1 --> faculty read --> final decision


Still, according to spreadsheets, there is a chance first week Jan JS1s hear back on Monday, including candidates below LSAT median. However, probably best to bet on February or, if you get passed up on that review, March.

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

Postby purpleplatypus » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:28 pm

pancakes4ever wrote:
TomLawSchool wrote:A logistic question. I currently live in the UK. Do they also call for JS2 or send an email?


I heard they email acceptances for international admits or U.S. admits living abroad. As long as you put your UK address as your current address on your app


There was someone on this thread who's abroad and got a JS2 call on the first wave! So it looks like it could be a call, though that's definitely not a guarantee.

I'm abroad too and would LOVE to get a phone call for the JS2 -- it just feels like it would make already exciting news even more exciting! I don't know about you but I've found email acceptances to be a bit anticlimactic lol



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