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

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Your JS2 Predictions, Please:

I'll be thankful for them by Nov. 23
5
9%
My HLS advent calendar goes well with JS2s by Dec. 3
3
5%
My lords will a'leap when they're here by Dec. 14
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43%
I'll have to air some grievances if it's not until Dec. 23
13
22%
Resolved: They'll be here by Jan. 1
12
21%
 
Total votes: 58

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

Postby maybeman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:17 pm

Poll for next wave? :P

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

Postby Llamas » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:21 pm

appind wrote:anyone considering gre retake? If so what's the collective wisdom is about the threshold scores at which one should retake?


If what spivey tweeted is true, then it wouldn't make sense to retake the GRE if you have already taken the LSAT, since he claims "If the student took the LSAT, there is no GRE reported".

So for this cycle, it sounds like no matter how good your GRE, your lsat will decide your app.

However, it IS worth retaking the GRE if you do not have an LSAT yet.

I think the following strategy is the optimal current strategy for a future applicant with no scores yet:

1. Take the GRE first. Due to its flexibility and alleged ease, it should be less of a burden to get a good score on it. In terms of what score you need, it's not exactly clear since we don't know whether schools will consider each individual section or a combined score, but I would shoot for at least a combined 335/340 since it appears someone in this thread got a JS1 with those numbers.

2. If you just can't do well on the GRE, consider taking the LSAT next. Since the LSAT overrides any GRE score on file, it makes sense to save this for last. Additionally, since HLS claims to view a GRE equal to an LSAT (meaning they have no preference for either test), there is no real need to take the LSAT unless it's a last resort.

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

Postby spectacles » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:48 pm

Submitted application on Halloween, still "received" and not "complete." Is this cause for concern? AFAIK, everything's in.

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

Postby Pozzo » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:50 pm

spectacles wrote:Submitted application on Halloween, still "received" and not "complete." Is this cause for concern? AFAIK, everything's in.

Nope, give it a few more days.

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

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:59 pm

Anyone know the approximate time they take to respond to email questions for applicants? I emailed them on Wednesday asking a question about one of the components of my application (NOT about the GRE), and I've heard nothing back yet.

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

Postby PostNihilist » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:00 pm

spectacles wrote:Submitted application on Halloween, still "received" and not "complete." Is this cause for concern? AFAIK, everything's in.

FYI, submitted on 20 October, went complete today

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

Postby Platopus » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:13 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:Anyone know the approximate time they take to respond to email questions for applicants? I emailed them on Wednesday asking a question about one of the components of my application (NOT about the GRE), and I've heard nothing back yet.


11 days for me, and that was at the beginning of the cycle

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

Postby OakBrook2021 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:16 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:Anyone know the approximate time they take to respond to email questions for applicants? I emailed them on Wednesday asking a question about one of the components of my application (NOT about the GRE), and I've heard nothing back yet.


Idk, but FWIW I emailed them on a week night and got a response the next morning like two weeks ago re: my app

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

Postby wulfy10 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:11 pm

Interview Request today!

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

Postby maybeman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:23 pm

wulfy10 wrote:Interview Request today!

Congrats!!!! Complete date?

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

Postby wulfy10 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:26 pm

maybeman wrote:
wulfy10 wrote:Interview Request today!

Congrats!!!! Complete date?

Received 10/20, went complete 10/26

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

Postby okapiee » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:24 am

good luck everyone with the JS1s!
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby DistrictDisaster » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:33 am

I went complete 10/24 and no interview request. Does this mean SOL?

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

Postby principalagent » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:43 am

DistrictDisaster wrote:I went complete 10/24 and no interview request. Does this mean SOL?


Not at all. Last year, some people who submitted in September weren't called for an interview until March.

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

Postby InterLaw » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:28 am

What if the wait for the JS1 is the JS1 itself? *triggered*

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

Postby DistrictDisaster » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:29 pm

principalagent wrote:
DistrictDisaster wrote:I went complete 10/24 and no interview request. Does this mean SOL?


Not at all. Last year, some people who submitted in September weren't called for an interview until March.


Thanks for the kindness. Fingers crossed! Pretty much kicking myself as hard as I can these days for not getting everything in sooner after grey day.

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

Postby lobsicle » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:27 pm

Anyone have their interview today?

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

Postby nixbaby » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:23 pm

lol when do we think final decisions will come out...

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

Postby Platopus » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:27 pm

Is there some sort of JS1 rain dance we can do to get the next wave? Each passing day I grow more and more despondent

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

Postby DistrictDisaster » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:30 pm

Platopus wrote:Is there some sort of JS1 rain dance we can do to get the next wave? Each passing day I grow more and more despondent


+100000 (the sum total of my hopes and dreams, now fading)

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

Postby maybeman » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:57 pm

DistrictDisaster wrote:
Platopus wrote:Is there some sort of JS1 rain dance we can do to get the next wave? Each passing day I grow more and more despondent


+100000 (the sum total of my hopes and dreams, now fading)

:lol: The drama in this thread is getting me through this

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

Postby highLSATurm » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:39 pm

checking in. going to be active and not just stalk TLS this cycle. [i posted this in my 7 favorite threads. can i do that?]
not sure how this works but here goes:
GPA: 3.6 [blah state school. easy major - psyc]
LSAC GPA: 3.56
LSAT take one 163: [sat for it cold, no prep. so essentially a "diagnostic" only not ... because it was the actual LSAT]
LSAT take two 178: [almost cancelled]
URM: AfAm Female
softs: somewhere between nonexistent and unimpressive

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

Postby pghpens » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:01 am

I got into a rough car accident today...know what would make me feel better?

A JS1

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

Postby FriedChickenHero » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:11 am

lobsicle wrote:Anyone have their interview today?


I did... I didn't think it went all that well, to be honest. It didn't go that badly either but would have liked to come off feeling like I really did well. How did it go for you?

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

Postby zachbp13 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:22 am

FriedChickenHero wrote:
lobsicle wrote:Anyone have their interview today?


I did... I didn't think it went all that well, to be honest. It didn't go that badly either but would have liked to come off feeling like I really did well. How did it go for you?


Keep your head up. These kind of things often feel like they went worse than they really did.




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