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Unitas
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Unitas » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:21 pm

1 rejection on LSN today. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/dysonfree Very few rejections at a time it seems, they haven't been using the typical batch process.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby adameus » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:23 pm

allstarballer22 wrote:Complete since feb 11th...162-3.8 berk grad URM...Have not heard a word since..Am I seriously been considered? What are your guy's thoughts?


my guess would be a waitlist given how long you have been complete. But all that is, is a guess.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby ToriM » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:24 pm

allstarballer22 wrote:Complete since feb 11th...162-3.8 berk grad URM...Have not heard a word since..Am I seriously been considered? What are your guy's thoughts?


For what its worth, my girlfriend got into Harvard pretty late last year with similar stats, and she applied fairly early. Her impression was that URM candidates (particularly AA, if that's what you are) without auto-admit numbers, for whatever reason, generally tend to have exceptionally long cycles at Harvard.

That being said, that long without any word sounds dubious. I'm in the same boat and pretty much expect to get axed tomorrow...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:25 pm

Unitas wrote:1 rejection on LSN today. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/dysonfree Very few rejections at a time it seems, they haven't been using the typical batch process.


*ran to gmail; inbox empty; breathed a mixed sigh of relief and disappointment*

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby existenz » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:02 pm

Just another day waitin' for my Harvard ding. I submitted 12/15, was held on 3/15.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soonergirl » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:11 pm

allstarballer22 wrote:Complete since feb 11th...162-3.8 berk grad URM...Have not heard a word since..Am I seriously been considered? What are your guy's thoughts?


They may be waiting to see if any of the admitted and similarly-qualified URMs decline.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Core » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:34 pm

ToriM wrote:
allstarballer22 wrote:Complete since feb 11th...162-3.8 berk grad URM...Have not heard a word since..Am I seriously been considered? What are your guy's thoughts?


For what its worth, my girlfriend got into Harvard pretty late last year with similar stats, and she applied fairly early. Her impression was that URM candidates (particularly AA, if that's what you are) without auto-admit numbers, for whatever reason, generally tend to have exceptionally long cycles at Harvard.

That being said, that long without any word sounds dubious. I'm in the same boat and pretty much expect to get axed tomorrow...

I am really hoping that I'm just experiencing a long cycle, as described above, because I don't have autoadmit numbers, and that I won't wake up to a rejection from HLS (or SLS or CLS) in the morning.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Core » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:37 pm

soonergirl wrote:
allstarballer22 wrote:Complete since feb 11th...162-3.8 berk grad URM...Have not heard a word since..Am I seriously been considered? What are your guy's thoughts?


They may be waiting to see if any of the admitted and similarly-qualified URMs decline.

This is probably true.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:33 pm

less than half an hour left (Harvard time) until the WL bloodbath that is 4/15 ensues. :shock:

(unless HLS flips the script on us and maintains silence all day tomorrow...I hope not because I've already mentally prepared myself)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Illijah » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:45 pm

Why does everyone think waitlists are coming tommorrow?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby rupert.pupkin » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:07 am

Illijah wrote:Why does everyone think waitlists are coming tommorrow?

Because they're failing to consider the possibility that what has happened in the past will not continue to happen in the future.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby nawktasy » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:11 am

rupert.pupkin wrote:Because they're failing to consider the possibility that what has happened in the past will not continue to happen in the future.


Why are you so TTT? Kthxbai! :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby rupert.pupkin » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:19 am

nawktasy wrote:
rupert.pupkin wrote:Because they're failing to consider the possibility that what has happened in the past will not continue to happen in the future.


Why are you so TTT? Kthxbai! :mrgreen:


lol :mrgreen:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:45 am

rupert.pupkin wrote:
Illijah wrote:Why does everyone think waitlists are coming tommorrow?

Because they're failing to consider the possibility that what has happened in the past will not continue to happen in the future.


:roll:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Boba Fett » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:51 am

rupert.pupkin wrote:
Illijah wrote:Why does everyone think waitlists are coming tommorrow?

Because they're failing to consider the possibility that what has happened in the past will not continue to happen in the future.


You need to GTFO.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby cincinnatus » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:56 am

Why the hostility? Lots of posts in this thread have said something like, "It's Dean Rubenstein's first year so we can't rely on admissions patterns from previous years," right?

That said, I hope it does happen today/tomorrow. Of course it's better to be accepted in May than waitlisted in April, but if I'm to be waitlisted anyway, I want to get it over with quickly :) I can handle disappointment better than uncertainty.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby clintonius » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:13 am

rupert.pupkin wrote:
Illijah wrote:Why does everyone think waitlists are coming tommorrow?
Because they're failing to consider the possibility that what has happened in the past will not continue to happen in the future.

Poster fails to consider the possibility that we have considered the possibility.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Unitas » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:19 am

clintonius wrote:
rupert.pupkin wrote:
Illijah wrote:Why does everyone think waitlists are coming tommorrow?
Because they're failing to consider the possibility that what has happened in the past will not continue to happen in the future.

Poster fails to consider the possibility that we have considered the possibility.


ITT, we have considered almost all possibilities. Generally, depending on our mood of the day/hour/minute, if happy we settle on the possibility most advantageous to us or if sad the possibility most disadvantageous to us. Like, before my hold I just assumed my rejection e-mail got lost in the internet cloud… Now today I am sure they are going through holds in order held so I am good. This afternoon I will probably be sad and assume the WL e-mail is on its way.

We consider them, than we dismiss them. HTH…

BTW, I sent myself an e-mail about ten minutes ago so I can show it at school.. I still was nervous to look when my phone started vibrating an e-mail was received...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:53 am

ha, +1 to Unitas. Like yesterday at 10 pm, I was so thrilled to finally be getting out of work after 13 hours that I felt like I wouldn't get the WL axe today. However, this morning, I am depressed to be back and facing a shitload of work, so I'm pretty convinced that I won't just get waitlisted today/in the near future, but will get an outright ding.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Unitas » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:38 pm

Seriously, no one has heard anything today?? I am somewhat shocked.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:44 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/educa ... ef=general
judging by the huge number of wait-listed hls students in previous years I bet HLS's waitlist is much larger than its incoming class. Probably at least 1,000 waitlists.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:58 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/education/14waitlist.html?src=me&ref=general
judging by the huge number of wait-listed hls students in previous years I bet HLS's waitlist is much larger than its incoming class. Probably at least 1,000 waitlists.


I'm sure HLS does have a long enough waiting list that it's hard to get in off of it, but I don't think the same considerations that apply to undergrad schools apply to HLS (or other law schools at the very top). They do want diversity in the class, of course, but I feel like there are a lot of differences between when I was applying to UG (my weakness then was that I probably wasn't 'well-rounded' enough and was too one-dimensional with very high grades & test scores) and the current LS application process. IMO, undergrad schools care a lot more about soft factors than law schools, so it would make sense for them to have a bigger waiting list because they have a larger range of areas where they want to ensure diversity in the incoming class, and a large waitlist allows them to cover their bases in regard to that. Some schools will have a huge waitlist because they are YP-happy, but HLS doesn't fall into that category. I dunno...I just don't think HLS will be one of those schools with a ginormous waiting list. They'd probably rather just ding people who aren't up to their standards.
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby blue5385 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:59 pm

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Nom Sawyer » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:03 pm

blue5385 wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/education/14waitlist.html?src=me&ref=general
judging by the huge number of wait-listed hls students in previous years I bet HLS's waitlist is much larger than its incoming class. Probably at least 1,000 waitlists.


I'm sure HLS does have a long enough waiting list that it's hard to get in off of it, but I don't think the same considerations that apply to undergrad schools apply to HLS (or other law schools at the very top). They do want diversity in the class, of course, but I feel like there are a lot of differences between when I was applying to UG (my weakness then was that I probably wasn't 'well-rounded' enough and was too one-dimensional with very high grades & test scores) and the current LS application process. IMO, undergrad schools care a lot more about soft factors than law schools, so it would make sense for them to have a bigger waiting list because they have a larger range of areas where they want to ensure diversity in the incoming class, and a large waitlist allows them to cover their bases in regard to that. Some schools will have a huge waitlist because they are YP-happy, but HLS doesn't fall into that category. I dunno...I just don't think HLS will be one of those schools with a ginormous waiting list. They'd probably rather just ding people who aren't up to their standards.


It sounds like schools often accept off the waiting list in particular response to certain needs, such as replacing a High LSAT or finishing the balance for diversity... thus I'd think that the waitlist would still be pretty large, but definitely not on the order of larger than the class.

A couple hundred at most would be my guess.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:05 pm

Nom Sawyer wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/education/14waitlist.html?src=me&ref=general
judging by the huge number of wait-listed hls students in previous years I bet HLS's waitlist is much larger than its incoming class. Probably at least 1,000 waitlists.


I'm sure HLS does have a long enough waiting list that it's hard to get in off of it, but I don't think the same considerations that apply to undergrad schools apply to HLS (or other law schools at the very top). They do want diversity in the class, of course, but I feel like there are a lot of differences between when I was applying to UG (my weakness then was that I probably wasn't 'well-rounded' enough and was too one-dimensional with very high grades & test scores) and the current LS application process. IMO, undergrad schools care a lot more about soft factors than law schools, so it would make sense for them to have a bigger waiting list because they have a larger range of areas where they want to ensure diversity in the incoming class, and a large waitlist allows them to cover their bases in regard to that. Some schools will have a huge waitlist because they are YP-happy, but HLS doesn't fall into that category. I dunno...I just don't think HLS will be one of those schools with a ginormous waiting list. They'd probably rather just ding people who aren't up to their standards.


It sounds like schools often accept off the waiting list in particular response to certain needs, such as replacing a High LSAT or finishing the balance for diversity... thus I'd think that the waitlist would still be pretty large, but definitely not on the order of larger than the class.

A couple hundred at most would be my guess.

well over a hundred on lsn alone last year.... thats huge




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