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Lysis
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lysis » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:39 pm

JR just wrote a blog post about the interview process:

JR wrote:
One of the most frequent questions I get from prospective students is about our phone interviews. As I have just started doing interviews this week, I thought I’d try to provide some clarity around the process and interview topics.

Each year, we invite many prospective students to have a 10-15 minute phone conversation. The number of phone interviews varies from year to year – we try to do as many interviews as possible and every candidate offered admission will be interviewed. Don’t worry if you aren’t invited to interview right away – our interviews continue through the spring and into the summer.

The interviews are meant to be relatively informal and give me a chance to learn more about you than I can from your paper application. Typically we’ll discuss some of what you’re working on right now (in school or at work) and will talk about why law school makes sense for you. I may also have a specific question or two to clarify something from your application. I’ll also try to leave time in case you have any questions for me, but don’t feel any pressure here – it’s okay if you don’t have a question you want to ask.

That’s it – no trick questions. I promise.

I look forward to speaking with many of you over the coming months.

- Josh


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js87
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby js87 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:37 am

Thank you both, much appreciated.

ad astra
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby ad astra » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:02 pm

got the JR1 e-mail just now. good luck everyone!
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Kronk
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:04 pm

This is looking bleak.

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Kronk
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:04 pm

But: congratulations.

0L Hoping for 1
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:11 pm

VoidSix wrote:This is looking bleak.


+1 :(

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby triplecats » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:12 pm

VoidSix wrote:But: congratulations.


Cheer up! You'll get in somewhere. :)

(unless, you know, you wrote your PS about committing murder. even then, if your numbers are good enough...)

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violaboy
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby violaboy » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:14 pm

VoidSix wrote:This is looking bleak.


I'm getting less and less enthused about a life in Cambridge.

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Lmao Zedong
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:34 pm

ad astra wrote:got the JR1 just now. good luck everyone!


congrats!

interesting, I think what someone said earlier about lots of high GPAs is still true. unless I missed someone, everyone who's reported getting one so far (and has his/her stats available) is a 3.9+ type, but the LSATs have been a bit more varied. really small sample obv, but I wonder whether it's pure coincidence or it actually means something

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:27 pm

ad astra wrote:got the JR1 e-mail just now. good luck everyone!

Are the stats in your profile accurate / are you URM?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby ad astra » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:34 pm

stats are accurate, and no, I'm not URM.

picaresco
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby picaresco » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:41 pm

Can we assume that they're processing people in order w/r/t phone interviews?

Like, the people who are getting them now are by and large Sept. applicants/completes? While those of us in Oct. will be notified later?

This is what I think about when I've got the flu the weekend before midterms.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:02 pm

picaresco wrote:Can we assume that they're processing people in order w/r/t phone interviews?

Like, the people who are getting them now are by and large Sept. applicants/completes? While those of us in Oct. will be notified later?

This is what I think about when I've got the flu the weekend before midterms.


im guessing yes. tho i didnt submit my apps 9/15, they were in before 9/25 or so.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby protokurios » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:14 pm

ad astra wrote:stats are accurate, and no, I'm not URM.


Wow, congrats. My stats are close to yours, and I went complete a few days after you.

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triplecats
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby triplecats » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:16 pm

protokurios wrote:
ad astra wrote:stats are accurate, and no, I'm not URM.


Wow, congrats. My stats are close to yours, and I went complete a few days after you.


Speaking as a similar-stat person (higher LSAT, lower GPA) I am thinking we may not be getting that call anytime soon. All is not lost, however. :)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby kwat » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:18 pm

picaresco wrote:Can we assume that they're processing people in order w/r/t phone interviews?

Like, the people who are getting them now are by and large Sept. applicants/completes? While those of us in Oct. will be notified later?

This is what I think about when I've got the flu the weekend before midterms.



Got my JR1 email today. Sent my app in early October, went complete October 13.

picaresco
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby picaresco » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:22 pm

kwat wrote:
picaresco wrote:Can we assume that they're processing people in order w/r/t phone interviews?

Like, the people who are getting them now are by and large Sept. applicants/completes? While those of us in Oct. will be notified later?

This is what I think about when I've got the flu the weekend before midterms.



Got my JR1 email today. Sent my app in early October, went complete October 13.


Gahhh it appears we're getting closer...I sent mine the 14th and went complete the 20th.

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triplecats
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby triplecats » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:29 pm

Complete 10/08...

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Kronk
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:36 pm

*Best Jafar impression* Things are unraveling fast now, boys!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby asriel » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:44 pm

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Chichaca » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:47 pm

GargamelITT wrote:
ad astra wrote:got the JR1 just now. good luck everyone!


congrats!

interesting, I think what someone said earlier about lots of high GPAs is still true. unless I missed someone, everyone who's reported getting one so far (and has his/her stats available) is a 3.9+ type, but the LSATs have been a bit more varied. really small sample obv, but I wonder whether it's pure coincidence or it actually means something

I don't like this.

picaresco
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby picaresco » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:48 pm

asriel wrote:what are some possible reasons for not going complete? my app was received on 9/25, has been under review since 10/1 (although the date recently changed to 10/16), but i haven't received a complete email yet. stats are 176, 4.01


I never got a complete email either, I just went straight to under review. It does say at the top that my file is complete.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby pulpfree » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:56 pm

asriel wrote:what are some possible reasons for not going complete? my app was received on 9/25, has been under review since 10/1 (although the date recently changed to 10/16), but i haven't received a complete email yet. stats are 176, 4.01


I'm curious about this too. my app was received on 10/8, under review since 10/14, but got the "complete email" just 2 days ago (10/22). I hope the delay is simply due to the great amount of applications they receive. I so desperately want JR1!!! :cry:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby humdrum » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:00 pm

well guess there's no predicting when/how JR is doing the calls. what a fun, happy time we're having!

also, congrats to the auto-admits who have completed their JR1s.

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Nom Sawyer
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Nom Sawyer » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:17 pm

Sent October 16/17th... just went under review! so joining the thread..

Oh and have we figured out if under review = complete or not??




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