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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby invisiblesun » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:02 am

r6_philly wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:How are people feeling about this? More JR1s to come or was this the last stand for non-JR1s?


I can always hope.


Yeah, I guess no one knows...just trying to figure out whether to feel discouraged that for the first time since early march, there are new JR1s and I was not invited...or whether this is being done in several small batches and I still have a chance...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby r6_philly » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:08 am

invisiblesun wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:How are people feeling about this? More JR1s to come or was this the last stand for non-JR1s?


I can always hope.


Yeah, I guess no one knows...just trying to figure out whether to feel discouraged that for the first time since early march, there are new JR1s and I was not invited...or whether this is being done in several small batches and I still have a chance...


Let's hope they are sending out invitations as they go along, and they haven't gotten to our files yet :wink:

I don't know in what order do they review newly completed files. I suspect I will be near the end of the pile no matter how they sort it. By date, last name or LSAT. So I can always have a little bit more hope.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby invisiblesun » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:51 am

Is there anything to make of HLS' perceived tendency to be taking only super-high GPAs regardless of LSAT score, or am I just bananas?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:11 am

invisiblesun wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:How are people feeling about this? More JR1s to come or was this the last stand for non-JR1s?


I can always hope.


Yeah, I guess no one knows...just trying to figure out whether to feel discouraged that for the first time since early march, there are new JR1s and I was not invited...or whether this is being done in several small batches and I still have a chance...


invisiblesun, I think the new JR1s were given out in the normal course of review to people who applied later & haven't been held. I don't think you need to give up hope just yet because they probably won't get around to reevaluating your file until after they're done with late non-held apps. :)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby JohnnyTrojan08 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:12 am

Hey guys, as you know this weekend is ASW. If you have any questions you want people to ask, now might be a good time to start drafting questions for the students/admin panels. Maybe if we work together on language, some of us who are going can get some clarification for you. As philly pointed out earlier, it's always in how you ask. :D

Also, I'll be tweeting (God, that sounds so juvenile in conjunction with HLS) my experience throughout, so if you want to keep up with the events and/or ask questions you can @zenof180 or #HLS.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:13 am

invisiblesun wrote:Is there anything to make of HLS' perceived tendency to be taking only super-high GPAs regardless of LSAT score, or am I just bananas?


Yes...that they're taking lots of high GPAs now and leaving a bunch of spots for high-LSAT splitters like me at the end. :P (I can always hope, I guess.)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby invisiblesun » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:13 am

blue5385 wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:How are people feeling about this? More JR1s to come or was this the last stand for non-JR1s?


I can always hope.


Yeah, I guess no one knows...just trying to figure out whether to feel discouraged that for the first time since early march, there are new JR1s and I was not invited...or whether this is being done in several small batches and I still have a chance...


invisiblesun, I think the new JR1s were given out in the normal course of review to people who applied later & haven't been held. I don't think you need to give up hope just yet because they probably won't get around to reevaluating your file until after they're done with late non-held apps. :)


Fair point, although at this point don't we have to assume that they're dealing with a fairly limited amount of spaces? Which would mean they're probably filling a finite pool...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:14 am

invisiblesun wrote:Fair point, although at this point don't we have to assume that they're dealing with a fairly limited amount of spaces? Which would mean they're probably filling a finite pool...


Well yeah, but I think that was true from the beginning. :)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby invisiblesun » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:17 am

blue5385 wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:Fair point, although at this point don't we have to assume that they're dealing with a fairly limited amount of spaces? Which would mean they're probably filling a finite pool...


Well yeah, but I think that was true from the beginning.


Yeah, that's true- let me clarify, because my last post completely failed to communicate my point; do these acceptances indicate that held applicants are lower priority than late ones?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:20 am

invisiblesun wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:Fair point, although at this point don't we have to assume that they're dealing with a fairly limited amount of spaces? Which would mean they're probably filling a finite pool...


Well yeah, but I think that was true from the beginning.


Yeah, that's true- let me clarify, because my last post completely failed to communicate my point; do these acceptances indicate that held applicants are lower priority than late ones?


They must be taking a look at held apps here and there if crackberry got accepted after a JR1/hold, but I would guess they'd want to give non-held apps a once-over (including late submitters) before moving to the majority of the held pool. Since they already read through our apps at least once, it wouldn't be fair to other applicants if ours were read through twice before theirs were even read once.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby invisiblesun » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:30 am

blue5385 wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:Fair point, although at this point don't we have to assume that they're dealing with a fairly limited amount of spaces? Which would mean they're probably filling a finite pool...


Well yeah, but I think that was true from the beginning.


Yeah, that's true- let me clarify, because my last post completely failed to communicate my point; do these acceptances indicate that held applicants are lower priority than late ones?


They must be taking a look at held apps here and there if crackberry got accepted after a JR1/hold, but I would guess they'd want to give non-held apps a once-over (including late submitters) before moving to the majority of the held pool. Since they already read through our apps at least once, it wouldn't be fair to other applicants if ours were read through twice before theirs were even read once.


Fair enough. It seems like the majority of acceptances at this point have been either JR1->holds or late applicants...does anyone know of any hold->JR1s? IIRC this new JR1 was never held.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:33 am

invisiblesun wrote:Fair enough. It seems like the majority of acceptances at this point have been either JR1->holds or late applicants...does anyone know of any hold->JR1s? IIRC this new JR1 was never held.


JR talks about some in his blog post -- I think he said when he started to go back through the holds, he accepted some & interviewed some. Don't know of any specific instances, though.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soonergirl » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:48 pm

blue5385 wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:Is there anything to make of HLS' perceived tendency to be taking only super-high GPAs regardless of LSAT score, or am I just bananas?


Yes...that they're taking lots of high GPAs now and leaving a bunch of spots for high-LSAT splitters like me at the end. :P (I can always hope, I guess.)


Sounds like they have their median LSAT established and now they're working on upping their median GPA.

(how obvious is it that I'm making this up as I go?)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:36 pm

soonergirl wrote:(how obvious is it that I'm making this up as I go?)


oh, about as obvious as it is for everyone else on this board... :)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby bloodonthetracks » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:40 pm

soonergirl wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:Is there anything to make of HLS' perceived tendency to be taking only super-high GPAs regardless of LSAT score, or am I just bananas?


Yes...that they're taking lots of high GPAs now and leaving a bunch of spots for high-LSAT splitters like me at the end. :P (I can always hope, I guess.)


Sounds like they have their median LSAT established and now they're working on upping their median GPA.

(how obvious is it that I'm making this up as I go?)


please be so

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby r6_philly » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:42 pm

soonergirl wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:Is there anything to make of HLS' perceived tendency to be taking only super-high GPAs regardless of LSAT score, or am I just bananas?


Yes...that they're taking lots of high GPAs now and leaving a bunch of spots for high-LSAT splitters like me at the end. :P (I can always hope, I guess.)


Sounds like they have their median LSAT established and now they're working on upping their median GPA.

(how obvious is it that I'm making this up as I go?)


What was the median last year? Do I have a chance?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby weee » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:42 pm

bloodonthetracks wrote:
soonergirl wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
invisiblesun wrote:Is there anything to make of HLS' perceived tendency to be taking only super-high GPAs regardless of LSAT score, or am I just bananas?


Yes...that they're taking lots of high GPAs now and leaving a bunch of spots for high-LSAT splitters like me at the end. :P (I can always hope, I guess.)


Sounds like they have their median LSAT established and now they're working on upping their median GPA.

(how obvious is it that I'm making this up as I go?)


please be so


I will propose my wishful hypothetical that they have hit both their LSAT and GPA markers, and now they can pretty much pick anyone they think is cool.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soonergirl » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:46 pm

r6_philly wrote:What was the median last year? Do I have a chance?


last year's 25-75 was 3.76-3.96. Don't think the median for last year is available yet, and with such a large applicant pool this year, I'm not sure that last year's data are going to be very indicative of this year's, anyway.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:47 pm

Man, if only the LSAC hadn't mysteriously turned my 3.79 into a 3.77 because of my school's one-credit-per-class system. Come on LSAT!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby r6_philly » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:48 pm

soonergirl wrote:
r6_philly wrote:What was the median last year? Do I have a chance?


last year's 25-75 was 3.76-3.96. Don't think the median for last year is available yet, and with such a large applicant pool this year, I'm not sure that last year's data are going to be very indicative of this year's, anyway.


I was just wondering what target could they have set. I am going to be right around median and my LSAT is barely 25, so I am the long shot. Still hoping on that WE + old guy + diversity seat.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:49 pm

weee wrote:I will propose my wishful hypothetical that they have hit both their LSAT and GPA markers, and now they can pretty much pick anyone they think is cool.


that sounds reasonable to me, at this point they've already taken tons of people with outstanding numbers (most of whom will pick HLS), so they don't need to worry about their medians anymore. Now if only I were cooler...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby r6_philly » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:51 pm

blue5385 wrote:
weee wrote:I will propose my wishful hypothetical that they have hit both their LSAT and GPA markers, and now they can pretty much pick anyone they think is cool.


that sounds reasonable to me, at this point they've already taken tons of people with outstanding numbers (most of whom will pick HLS), so they don't need to worry about their medians anymore. Now if only I were cooler...


I don't think being cool will give you any boost. Unless I get an invi soon, then we know it's true :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soonergirl » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:52 pm

r6_philly wrote:I don't think being cool will give you any boost. Unless I get an invi soon, then we know it's true :mrgreen:


totally. you and I would have been in ages ago!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:54 pm

r6_philly wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
weee wrote:I will propose my wishful hypothetical that they have hit both their LSAT and GPA markers, and now they can pretty much pick anyone they think is cool.


that sounds reasonable to me, at this point they've already taken tons of people with outstanding numbers (most of whom will pick HLS), so they don't need to worry about their medians anymore. Now if only I were cooler...


I don't think being cool will give you any boost. Unless I get an invi soon, then we know it's true :mrgreen:


I respectfully disagree, they need at least a few cool people to balance out the gunner-to-normal ratio in their class. I'm rooting for you to get the cool seat, r6

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby r6_philly » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:55 pm

soonergirl wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I don't think being cool will give you any boost. Unless I get an invi soon, then we know it's true :mrgreen:


totally. you and I would have been in ages ago!


Coolness flows through my resume. It will not be like anyone else's - at least not another law school candidate. Wait a minute, maybe it is stupidity rather than coolness that flows through it? :shock: now I am worried... At least I am not young and stupid... :lol:




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