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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby booby87 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:14 pm

driveshaft wrote:Exactly what he said he would. There were four questions. What are you doing right now? Why's law school the next right step for you? Why HLS? Do you have any questions for me?

It's funny because it's casual, easy, and informal which makes it low pressure, but the stakes couldn't be higher which makes it high pressure. The JR1 is an odd feeling.


I had mine earlier this morning as well.. I'm usually a pretty calm person but I felt like I was going to have an anxiety attack waiting for him to call me. I got sooo nervous. Mine was pretty short too.

Anyways I hope we both get good news soon :D

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby amidea » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:16 pm

clint4law wrote:went complete 11/19 and no JR1 yet....is it safe to say that my rejection letter will be coming soon? LSAT below 25th percentile, GPA above 75th percentile.


I went complete 11/19 too (at least got my complete email then, not sure if you mean complete on the status checker) and no JR1 either. I'm the opposite, LSAT above the 75th and GPA lower than the 25th, but I'm hoping we haven't lost all hope yet...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby driveshaft » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:56 am

booby87 wrote:
driveshaft wrote:Exactly what he said he would. There were four questions. What are you doing right now? Why's law school the next right step for you? Why HLS? Do you have any questions for me?

It's funny because it's casual, easy, and informal which makes it low pressure, but the stakes couldn't be higher which makes it high pressure. The JR1 is an odd feeling.


I had mine earlier this morning as well.. I'm usually a pretty calm person but I felt like I was going to have an anxiety attack waiting for him to call me. I got sooo nervous. Mine was pretty short too.

Anyways I hope we both get good news soon :D


I feel totally the same way. I'm usually very calm under pressure, but as soon as I saw a 617 number I had a panic attack. The more I think about it, the more I think I must have sounded like a nervous wreck. I'm hoping he's used to that.

At any rate, we were JR1 buddies, so here's hoping we can be JR2 buddies also.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby forza » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:03 am

Someone chance me (percentage is fine) on getting a JR1 in the next batch of invites:

Submitted 10/28
Under review 11/4
Complete e-mail 11/19

173/3.99, white non-URM, in undergrad

I was left out of the 11/23 group. Hoping I can be in the next.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby fidesverita » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:05 am

lawschoolkrr wrote:Wait a sec...This makes it sound a bit like everyone gets a JR1. That's not the case, is it? I have a 171/3.96 and was hoping* I'd get a JR1, but by no means expecting one.



I have VERY similar stats (slightly better) and have gotten JR2 already. I'm willing to bet you'll get a JR1/JR2 :)

My undergrad is very well-known and competitive though, and the fact that JR previously worked at a management consulting firm might have helped me a bit. Also, I spent about 4 months writing my personal statement... I have done 59+ drafts :) Bottom line: you have a great chance if you've done everything you can to make your application complete.



1. I've done a bajillion drafts... but i think you take the cake for 59+. I did maybe 20 drafts?

2. I hope the fact that JR worked at a consulting firm doesn't give anyone a "lift". That would be quite unfair. (no offense to you in particular)


This waiting is KILLING me!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:33 am

fidesverita wrote:
lawschoolkrr wrote:Wait a sec...This makes it sound a bit like everyone gets a JR1. That's not the case, is it? I have a 171/3.96 and was hoping* I'd get a JR1, but by no means expecting one.



I have VERY similar stats (slightly better) and have gotten JR2 already. I'm willing to bet you'll get a JR1/JR2 :)

My undergrad is very well-known and competitive though, and the fact that JR previously worked at a management consulting firm might have helped me a bit. Also, I spent about 4 months writing my personal statement... I have done 59+ drafts :) Bottom line: you have a great chance if you've done everything you can to make your application complete.


1. I've done a bajillion drafts... but i think you take the cake for 59+. I did maybe 20 drafts?

2. I hope the fact that JR worked at a consulting firm doesn't give anyone a "lift". That would be quite unfair. (no offense to you in particular)


This waiting is KILLING me!


I'm not sure whether 59+ is awe-inspiring, obsessive, or both. Probably both. JR would doubtless be thunderstruck (and very impressed) if he knew. :)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby sayan » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:51 am

forza wrote:Someone chance me (percentage is fine) on getting a JR1 in the next batch of invites:

Submitted 10/28
Under review 11/4
Complete e-mail 11/19

173/3.99, white non-URM, in undergrad

I was left out of the 11/23 group. Hoping I can be in the next.


that's pretty unusual...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby forza » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:10 am

sayan wrote:
forza wrote:Someone chance me (percentage is fine) on getting a JR1 in the next batch of invites:

Submitted 10/28
Under review 11/4
Complete e-mail 11/19

173/3.99, white non-URM, in undergrad

I was left out of the 11/23 group. Hoping I can be in the next.


that's pretty unusual...


In the "wow I'm not sure why you were left out" sense or the "seriously, why are you holding your breath" sense?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby puppleberry finn » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:49 am

forza wrote:In the "wow I'm not sure why you were left out" sense or the "seriously, why are you holding your breath" sense?


I think you should have gotten a JR1. But I don't think that means you will necessarily get one. I think I should have at least gotten a JR1 last batch and the fact that I haven't makes me think I won't. (We also got complete emails the same day). Feel free to join Helm and I in (every thread) general despair and loud sighing.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby forza » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:55 am

puppins wrote:
forza wrote:In the "wow I'm not sure why you were left out" sense or the "seriously, why are you holding your breath" sense?


I think you should have gotten a JR1. But I don't think that means you will necessarily get one. I think I should have at least gotten a JR1 last batch and the fact that I haven't makes me think I won't. (We also got complete emails the same day). Feel free to join Helm and I in (every thread) general despair and loud sighing.


*Despairs and sighs loudly*

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby tamlyric » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:55 am

forza wrote:
puppins wrote:
forza wrote:In the "wow I'm not sure why you were left out" sense or the "seriously, why are you holding your breath" sense?


I think you should have gotten a JR1. But I don't think that means you will necessarily get one. I think I should have at least gotten a JR1 last batch and the fact that I haven't makes me think I won't. (We also got complete emails the same day). Feel free to join Helm and I in (every thread) general despair and loud sighing.


*Despairs and sighs loudly*


Keep those chins up people! :mrgreen:

EDIT: Maybe JR is just nervous about talking to such impressive people and backs out every time he goes to call you. :wink:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Chichaca » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:37 am


That is seriously disappointing. Not that I didn't see it coming, but still... seriously disappointing.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:00 pm

a watched phone never receives e-mail.....unless it's junk mail....

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby puppleberry finn » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:02 pm

forza wrote:*Despairs and sighs loudly*

:mrgreen:

I think it kinda helps. Giving up is better than constantly thinking about it.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby amidea » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:17 pm

puppins wrote:
forza wrote:In the "wow I'm not sure why you were left out" sense or the "seriously, why are you holding your breath" sense?


I think you should have gotten a JR1. But I don't think that means you will necessarily get one. I think I should have at least gotten a JR1 last batch and the fact that I haven't makes me think I won't. (We also got complete emails the same day). Feel free to join Helm and I in (every thread) general despair and loud sighing.


I'm another of the complete email on 11/19. Has anyone in that group had JR1s? If not, there's no reason to despair just yet...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby jasonportwood » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:30 pm

amidea wrote:I'm another of the complete email on 11/19. Has anyone in that group had JR1s? If not, there's no reason to despair just yet...


+1, complete on 11/19, under review since 11/6, and nothing yet. I'm borderline (173/3.86) so not really counting on one, but with decent softs I'm optimistically hopeful.

still, after the pre-thanksgiving batch i kinda told myself to give up... might as well get the disappointment out of the way now, and if something comes then it'll be even more of a surprise... or at least, that's what i try to tell myself...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby amidea » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:42 pm

jasonportwood wrote:
amidea wrote:I'm another of the complete email on 11/19. Has anyone in that group had JR1s? If not, there's no reason to despair just yet...


+1, complete on 11/19, under review since 11/6, and nothing yet. I'm borderline (173/3.86) so not really counting on one, but with decent softs I'm optimistically hopeful.

still, after the pre-thanksgiving batch i kinda told myself to give up... might as well get the disappointment out of the way now, and if something comes then it'll be even more of a surprise... or at least, that's what i try to tell myself...


I'm more borderline, quite a splitter. I told myself to give up too but that doesn't really work for me.. If I'm honest I know I'll still be disappointed if I don't get a JR1, even if I'm not expecting one.
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby englawyer » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:50 pm

I'm borderline (173/3.86) so not really counting on one, but with decent softs I'm optimistically hopeful.


the neuroticism on this board is amazing. since when did median/median become borderline?

i

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby dudester » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:54 pm

amidea wrote:
puppins wrote:
forza wrote:In the "wow I'm not sure why you were left out" sense or the "seriously, why are you holding your breath" sense?


I think you should have gotten a JR1. But I don't think that means you will necessarily get one. I think I should have at least gotten a JR1 last batch and the fact that I haven't makes me think I won't. (We also got complete emails the same day). Feel free to join Helm and I in (every thread) general despair and loud sighing.


I'm another of the complete email on 11/19. Has anyone in that group had JR1s? If not, there's no reason to despair just yet...


Sorry to fuel the fire, but yes.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:56 pm

^
i'm probably 60th-70th percentile GPA and 35th-45th percentile LSAT, and i consider myself very borderline, looking at the results from last year...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Amelie » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:58 pm

englawyer wrote:
I'm borderline (173/3.86) so not really counting on one, but with decent softs I'm optimistically hopeful.


the neuroticism on this board is amazing. since when did median/median become borderline?

i


I have almost identical stats and I consider myself borderline (plus no JR1 and complete 11/5).

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby englawyer » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:59 pm

i'm probably 60th-70th percentile GPA and 35th-45th percentile LSAT, and i consider myself very borderline, looking at the results from last year...


now that is probably borderline, sorry to say

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby puppleberry finn » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:01 pm

englawyer wrote:
I'm borderline (173/3.86) so not really counting on one, but with decent softs I'm optimistically hopeful.


the neuroticism on this board is amazing. since when did median/median become borderline?


starts to seem a little less "neurotic" and a little more "realistic" as the days without a JR1 continue, though, doesn't it?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby amidea » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:04 pm

dudester wrote:
amidea wrote:
puppins wrote:
forza wrote:In the "wow I'm not sure why you were left out" sense or the "seriously, why are you holding your breath" sense?


I think you should have gotten a JR1. But I don't think that means you will necessarily get one. I think I should have at least gotten a JR1 last batch and the fact that I haven't makes me think I won't. (We also got complete emails the same day). Feel free to join Helm and I in (every thread) general despair and loud sighing.


I'm another of the complete email on 11/19. Has anyone in that group had JR1s? If not, there's no reason to despair just yet...


Sorry to fuel the fire, but yes.


Sigh. Time to despair.




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