Harvard 2010!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:38 pm

Yeah that's what I was trying to say but couldn't find the right words. Yeah, I mean the truth is that while I still care, I don't care nearly as much as I did before I got into Stanford. Put it this way: this isn't stressful anymore; it's actually sort of fun.
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby grrrstick » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:38 pm

rad law wrote:
grrrstick wrote:Dabit deus his quoque finem.


Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.


ἀλλὰ θεοὶ γὰρ ἀνηκέστοισι κακοῖσιν,
ὦ φίλ' έπὶ κρατερὴν τλημοσύνην ἔθεσαν
φάρμακον.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:38 pm

You and GP were both correct. I figured if I got into Stanford I would just withdraw all my applications except maybe my Yale app and call it a day. But watching Managamy still worry about Chicago and Penn and etc. and you keep up with the Harvard thread makes me figure that even if I am admitted to Stanford, there will be no relief. I imagine I will be in the same boat as you guys.

Law school admissions is a painful process.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:39 pm

crackberry wrote:
GeePee wrote:Yeah that's what I was trying to say but couldn't find the right words. Yeah, I mean the truth is that while I still care, I don't care nearly as much as I did before I got into Stanford. Put it this way: this isn't stressful anymore; it's actually sort of fun.


Okay, this is heartening.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Grizz » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:40 pm

grrrstick wrote:
rad law wrote:
grrrstick wrote:Dabit deus his quoque finem.


Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.


ἀλλὰ θεοὶ γὰρ ἀνηκέστοισι κακοῖσιν,
ὦ φίλ' έπὶ κρατερὴν τλημοσύνην ἔθεσαν
φάρμακον.


Sorry just Latin from high school hah. Probably my favorite section from the Aeneid.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby ankit » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:34 pm

psychomohel wrote:
Kretzy wrote:I got held today as well. Complete 9.29.

I don't think I'm going to go through the trouble of updating my file though.


Now that I'm in Chicago I probably won't be updating mine either.


Got held as well. Complete 9/29. I doubt I can manage another LOR, but I might send in a LOCI.

Has anyone uncovered any useful information regarding applicants who were held in previous cycles? When did they hear, how likely/unlikely is an admit after being held, etc?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:33 am

VoidSix wrote:You and GP were both correct. I figured if I got into Stanford I would just withdraw all my applications except maybe my Yale app and call it a day. But watching Managamy still worry about Chicago and Penn and etc. and you keep up with the Harvard thread makes me figure that even if I am admitted to Stanford, there will be no relief. I imagine I will be in the same boat as you guys.

Law school admissions is a painful process.


To echo crackberry from above, it's not a painful process. It's just rather intriguing and entertaining to think about scoring more +1s from law schools; I'd be lying to say that I don't like receiving flattering personal attentions from prestigious institutions. I've found the whole admissions cycle very pleasant overall, possibly the most enjoyable experience that I've had in several years.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:38 am

^
sometimes i'm not sure if you're for real?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby likeaspark » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:22 am

Just got a complete e-mail from Harvard, though my status checker says I've been UR since 12/22. ?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby mochafury » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:29 am

likeaspark wrote:Just got a complete e-mail from Harvard, though my status checker says I've been UR since 12/22. ?



Ditto on both complete email and UR date. I think there's been some talk about how the process at H goes: UR, Complete, (JR1), UR, (JR2), decision. Can anyone back that up/modify?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:36 am

^
the JR1 can come before the complete or they can both come at the same time, and i don't think you go UR a second time after the complete

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby mochafury » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:39 am

^ Hm. So by that logic, if I have gotten the complete email, and no JR1 before or at the time of said email --> No JR1 for me --> Dinged at H ??

Please advise.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby somewhatwayward » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:41 am

some people got the complete email before the JR1. for others, the JR1 came first. for me, they came within a couple minutes of one another, JR1 first, though.....so don't freak out yet

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Unitas » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:41 pm

JR wrote:This week we sent out our first batch of “hold” e-mails and already the questions are flying in. The “hold” status is essentially our way of saying that we’re not quite ready to make a decision on your application yet and need some more time to re-examine it in the context of the broader applicant pool. This is normal as we’re not evaluating candidates in a vacuum but rather trying to select a class from the entire applicant pool.

If you have new information that we should have to evaluate your candidacy, definitely send it in. Updated transcripts should be sent to LSAC, but feel free to send us other updates such as honors or awards you’ve recently won, a new job, or anything else that you think could materially impact our evaluation of you. (Keep in mind that we do not open email attachments, so most updates should be sent to our office via postal mail.) Otherwise, sit tight and try not to stress too much. We’ll try and get you a decision as soon as we can.

- Josh


http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions/

Told you all... I like the way I put it better:

Kakarot wrote:Well, it is better than a Wait List. Basically a "we haven't forgot about you, but we want to see who is going to apply with December numbers."


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=85858&start=2700

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby cali09 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:47 pm

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Nom Sawyer » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:56 pm

cali09 wrote:Had my JR1 yesterday and felt like it didn't go well. I was extremely nervous and my voice was really shaky. I gave really simple answers and the entire interview lasted less than 5 minutes. I asked 4 questions at the end because I spoke so little.

Anyone have a similar experience? I feel like I can say goodbye to my chances at Harvard... :(


Don't worry, JR1's are largely perfunctory...

Mine: 4.5 mins flat, felt like I rushed or seemed flustered... JR told me I'd hear back in 4-6 weeks when I asked him about decision time frames... I felt things weren't looking good.

Result: Got a JR2 four or five days later.

So don't worry too much :D .

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby lz06 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:19 pm

Hm last year there was a small batch of acceptances the Wed. after they got back from break. No acceptances yesterday right, just holds?? Hopefully people will hear some good news soon.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Core » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:55 pm

Any holds today? Hopefully they don't send out another batch anytime soon.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby PapantlaFlyer » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:13 pm

Core wrote:Any holds today? Hopefully they don't send out another batch anytime soon.


I just got a hold email about 15min ago. Applied late september. I'm not expecting to get into HLS so I'm not gonna feel any better until the rejection emails start coming out; if I make it through the first wave of rejections, then I'll feel better. It's not very comforting to hear that people with auto-reject numbers are getting held.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby EijiMiyake » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:16 pm

yikes.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Legacy316 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:49 pm

Put on hold today.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby amputatedbrain » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:55 pm

just got the hold email as well . . . does anyone know much about this vis a vis Harvard? Is it a soft reject, or do people actually get it after being held?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby fidesverita » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:10 pm

For all of you who got holds, when did you apply? Do you mind sharing numbers?

Eek, this whole process is making me nervous!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Walfredo47 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:12 pm

Kakarot wrote:
JR wrote:This week we sent out our first batch of “hold” e-mails and already the questions are flying in. The “hold” status is essentially our way of saying that we’re not quite ready to make a decision on your application yet and need some more time to re-examine it in the context of the broader applicant pool. This is normal as we’re not evaluating candidates in a vacuum but rather trying to select a class from the entire applicant pool.

If you have new information that we should have to evaluate your candidacy, definitely send it in. Updated transcripts should be sent to LSAC, but feel free to send us other updates such as honors or awards you’ve recently won, a new job, or anything else that you think could materially impact our evaluation of you. (Keep in mind that we do not open email attachments, so most updates should be sent to our office via postal mail.) Otherwise, sit tight and try not to stress too much. We’ll try and get you a decision as soon as we can.

- Josh


http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions/

Told you all... I like the way I put it better:

Kakarot wrote:Well, it is better than a Wait List. Basically a "we haven't forgot about you, but we want to see who is going to apply with December numbers."


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=85858&start=2700


+1

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:20 pm

fidesverita wrote:For all of you who got holds, when did you apply? Do you mind sharing numbers?

Eek, this whole process is making me nervous!

All the people who got hold emails yesterday applied and went complete in September or very early October. Not sure about today's batch. Some of the hold email recipients had JR1s, others did not. It's all very confusing.




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