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

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:14 pm
by QuentonCassidy
Hey everybody, good luck this cycle. I am a current 2L at H and just wanted to let you all know to feel free to ask me any questions you might have, either in this thread or through a pm. I remember going through this process and realize it can seem daunting and never-ending, but the waiting will only last so long, and I'm sure you all will have great options ahead of you. Good luck!

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

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:50 pm
by heyduchess
rowdy wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
rowdy wrote:Checking in, trying to break the GPA floor

If anyone can, its you.

Thanks Dad :mrgreen:


I feel strongly that you'll at least get a WL. H isn't going to ignore an LSAT like yours.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:58 am
by rachelac
Officially submitted! Now we wait :shock:

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:16 am
by NavyNuke
Submitted. Under no illusion that I have a good chance, but worth a shot! Good luck everyone. :D

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:03 pm
by Pozzo
rachelac wrote:Officially submitted! Now we wait :shock:


NavyNuke wrote:Submitted. Under no illusion that I have a good chance, but worth a shot! Good luck everyone. :D


We have the first apps in, ladies and gentlemen.

Way to go!

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:10 pm
by Platopus
Is anyone concerned with the broad wording on the C&F question regarding "educational institutions"? Does this mean highschool, middle school, etc. It doesn't seem to be limited to just college/universities/grad&professional schools. Wondering if I need to disclose getting in trouble at school in 8th grade. Never arrested/charged with anything, just a school thing that never went beyond in school discipline.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:29 pm
by rachelac
Platopus wrote:Is anyone concerned with the broad wording on the C&F question regarding "educational institutions"? Does this mean highschool, middle school, etc. It doesn't seem to be limited to just college/universities/grad&professional schools. Wondering if I need to disclose getting in trouble at school in 8th grade. Never arrested/charged with anything, just a school thing that never went beyond in school discipline.


I put it just to be safe...was reprimanded for having a candle in a dorm reprimanded no other app had something specific enough to declare it but I did it on Harvard's.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:04 pm
by Platopus
rachelac wrote:
Platopus wrote:Is anyone concerned with the broad wording on the C&F question regarding "educational institutions"? Does this mean highschool, middle school, etc. It doesn't seem to be limited to just college/universities/grad&professional schools. Wondering if I need to disclose getting in trouble at school in 8th grade. Never arrested/charged with anything, just a school thing that never went beyond in school discipline.


I put it just to be safe...was reprimanded for having a candle in a dorm reprimanded no other app had something specific enough to declare it but I did it on Harvard's.


What about stuff from high school or earlier? I'm just wondering if I need to disclose 8th grade detentions, etc.? I was suspended in 8th grade for something that was admittedly really dumb and disrespectful, but not anything heinous or violent. I'd prefer not to have to disclose, but obviously if it's necessary I will. I emailed the admissions office requesting clarification, but I'm expecting a vague non-commital response.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:39 pm
by rachelac
Platopus wrote:What about stuff from high school or earlier? I'm just wondering if I need to disclose 8th grade detentions, etc.? I was suspended in 8th grade for something that was admittedly really dumb and disrespectful, but not anything heinous or violent. I'd prefer not to have to disclose, but obviously if it's necessary I will. I emailed the admissions office requesting clarification, but I'm expecting a vague non-commital response.


Oh duh sorry! Answered on my phone and obviously didn't read carefully; that reply was pretty useless haha. I'd say don't bother if it was nonviolent and not documented by anyone other than the school. I currently teach and can tell you there's NO way the school still has that record lol.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:08 pm
by selmangh
rachelac wrote:
Platopus wrote:What about stuff from high school or earlier? I'm just wondering if I need to disclose 8th grade detentions, etc.? I was suspended in 8th grade for something that was admittedly really dumb and disrespectful, but not anything heinous or violent. I'd prefer not to have to disclose, but obviously if it's necessary I will. I emailed the admissions office requesting clarification, but I'm expecting a vague non-commital response.


Oh duh sorry! Answered on my phone and obviously didn't read carefully; that reply was pretty useless haha. I'd say don't bother if it was nonviolent and not documented by anyone other than the school. I currently teach and can tell you there's NO way the school still has that record lol.


Submitted today also! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Fwiw I called the admissions office to check about this because I definitely got a few detentions when I was in high school. They said that if it was a minor infraction it didn't have to be disclosed but that you should also use your best judgment. I feel like if your incident is as far away as middle school and unlikely to cause problems with bar admission, you'll probably be ok. I would check just to be sure though.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:10 pm
by maybeman
The Harvard app is loading sooooo slowly rn I think tons of people are applying

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:02 pm
by etramak
This is the first app I've seen that doesn't even pretend to care about familial background.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:33 pm
by soca_dancer
Checking in!

May the odds be in our favor :P

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

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:17 am
by sillymints7962
Checking in! My dream school; my so even paid for this app because they knew how much it meant

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

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:49 am
by Piggy11
Checking in. My biggest reach.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:23 pm
by TheKingLives
Anyone else register for the online information session? It's right now, would be happy to ask any questions for you guys!

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

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:20 pm
by conejitonatalka
Checking in! Anyone signed up for info session first week of October? I'm excited like a child to visit HLS for the first time :D :lol: :D

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

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:29 pm
by Platopus
Emailed admissions last Friday and still haven't heard back. Would it be annoying to call? I have a fairly simple question regarding C&F questions that I'm sure they get often enough.

I gone from being confident to 90% sure my application is going straight in the trash.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:37 pm
by TheKingLives
Platopus wrote:Emailed admissions last Friday and still haven't heard back. Would it be annoying to call? I have a fairly simple question regarding C&F questions that I'm sure they get often enough.

I gone from being confident to 90% sure my application is going straight in the trash.


I'd call, I don't think a clarification question is too time-consuming.

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

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:28 am
by virginia_direwoolf
Has anyone gone complete yet? Seems like that should be happening soon-ish...

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

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:29 pm
by rachelac
virginia_direwoolf wrote:Has anyone gone complete yet? Seems like that should be happening soon-ish...


Just went complete!

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

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:19 pm
by KENYADIGG1T
Submitted! Now the wait.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:51 pm
by soca_dancer
Just went complete as well

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

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:15 pm
by Platopus
soca_dancer wrote:Just went complete as well

rachelac wrote:Just went complete!


When did you submit/receive confirmation that your app was received?

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

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:28 pm
by maybeman
complete