Harvard 2010!

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picaresco
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby picaresco » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:16 pm

I don't think place in line would be affected by updating, because you get queued up once you go complete.

I have a question that might be stupid: JR, is his surname pronounced Ruben-STEEN or Ruben-STYNE? It's one of those things I really don't want to mess up, silly as that sounds.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:11 pm

picaresco wrote:I don't think place in line would be affected by updating, because you get queued up once you go complete.

I have a question that might be stupid: JR, is his surname pronounced Ruben-STEEN or Ruben-STYNE? It's one of those things I really don't want to mess up, silly as that sounds.


hm, i dont remember what he said. its ok, i dont see why you would need to pronounce his last name. he signs his emails 'Josh' and when he calls he says 'hi this is josh rubenstein'

i called him josh lol

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kulax22 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:38 am

I wanted to ask: does Harvard look down upon more than 2 LORs? I have read that somewhere.... did people send more?

:?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lysis » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:58 am

Kulax22 wrote:I wanted to ask: does Harvard look down upon more than 2 LORs? I have read that somewhere.... did people send more?

:?


I submitted 3, which is what I sent almost all schools. The Harvard site says:

How many letters of recommendations does Harvard require? Can I submit more?
Two recommendations are required. Although two thoughtfully selected recommenders are likely to be more effective than several chosen less carefully, there is no strict limit on the number of recommendations one can submit.

So basically, they're warning that you aren't going to get points for quantity (and might even look worse), but if you know you have 3 stellar letters, I think sending all of them could only help you. I also think letter type should be a consideration; I had two very different academic LORs and a professional one.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby kjunfood » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:02 pm

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby psychomohel » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:05 pm

Does anyone know when Harvard will start notifying this year? I recently had my phone interview and was curious how long I'd have to wait in agony. It seems like in previous years it was anywhere between the 21-25th of November. Has it changed with the new admissions dean?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby capitalacq » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:06 pm

psychomohel wrote:Does anyone know when Harvard will start notifying this year? I recently had my phone interview and was curious how long I'd have to wait in agony. It seems like in previous years it was anywhere between the 21-25th of November. Has it changed with the new admissions dean?

We'll let you know on November 25

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letsgojayhawks
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby letsgojayhawks » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:15 pm

I just went under review!!! Submitted 10/26, I went straight from app received to app under review.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby somethingclever » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:40 pm

letsgojayhawks wrote:I just went under review!!! Submitted 10/26, I went straight from app received to app under review.


Me too. :shock:

Looks like I can be expecting that rejection letter soon. Harvard is a shot in the dark for me but I thought I'd throw away the $100 just so I wasn't always wondering. According to hourumd about 2% of non-urm's with my numbers got in.... so there's a chance right? :wink:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby lawgunner75 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:44 pm

I think if you want to go to HLS, you should apply, regardless of your numbers. Who cares if their yield goes up when they reject you? Why be so combative? If you want to go, apply.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby capitalacq » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:46 pm

lawgunner75 wrote:I think if you want to go to HLS, you should apply, regardless of your numbers. Who cares if their yield goes up when they reject you? Why be so combative? If you want to go, apply.

If you want to go, I think getting a high LSAT and high GPA is a better path

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby letsgojayhawks » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:03 pm

somethingclever wrote:
letsgojayhawks wrote:I just went under review!!! Submitted 10/26, I went straight from app received to app under review.


Me too. :shock:

Looks like I can be expecting that rejection letter soon. Harvard is a shot in the dark for me but I thought I'd throw away the $100 just so I wasn't always wondering. According to hourumd about 2% of non-urm's with my numbers got in.... so there's a chance right? :wink:


I try to not put too much stock in the predictors. My LSAT is well within the 25/75, my GPA isn't...I'm pessimistic but we'll see what happens.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:04 pm

HAve any more JR1's gone out recently?

ad astra
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby ad astra » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:44 pm

had my JR1 today. He's a really nice guy! I was a bit too nervous, I think, and it definitely showed... fingers crossed!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:53 pm

ad astra wrote:had my JR1 today. He's a really nice guy! I was a bit too nervous, I think, and it definitely showed... fingers crossed!


congrats! hope it went well. its okay, most ppl always sound nervous for TS1/JR1...i have a feeling i almost came off as ambivalent...oh man, that'd be bad. more time i put in between the interview and the present, the worse it feels like it went :P

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby exeunt » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:59 pm

seconded on the nervousness.. hope i didn't come off as a spaz or anything :(

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DoubleChecks
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:01 pm

i almost want to go through this thread and count the # of ppl who got JR1's already...wonder if there is more this yr than last.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:10 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:i almost want to go through this thread and count the # of ppl who got JR1's already...wonder if there is more this yr than last.

Feels like it's been about 15 +/- 5.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:17 pm

crackberry wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:i almost want to go through this thread and count the # of ppl who got JR1's already...wonder if there is more this yr than last.

Feels like it's been about 15 +/- 5.


im so bored i actually went through this whole thread and counted:

18 so far lol...wonder how that projects out to the overall population...~180? <-- baseless assumption

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby tomhobbes » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:50 pm

Under review! It feels great to know that something is actually happening. Submitted 10-26, under review 11-02.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby TheLuckyOne » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:00 pm

OK, in case not everyone knows, I made the thread (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=93290) where I'm compiling all the info as to this cycle and will be updating it with some numbers when decisions start coming. So, I would really appreciate if those of you who have already heard from Harvard and haven't posted in that thread yet, do so.

Thanks in advance.



P.S. Yeah, that's right, this is an ad :mrgreen:

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capitalacq
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby capitalacq » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:07 pm

this might have been mentioned before, but can those who had a JR1 post some of the questions they were asked

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby ad astra » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:31 pm

JR tells you exactly what he'll ask you in the JR1 e-mail invite. It's very transparent. He basically asks you what you've been doing, why law school, why harvard, and if you have any questions.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby booby87 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:38 pm

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby jdcballer » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:38 am

letsgojayhawks wrote:I just went under review!!! Submitted 10/26, I went straight from app received to app under review.


Same with me...so exciting!




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