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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soonergirl » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:12 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:instead of a complicated spreadsheets they could just replace any given candidate who withdraws with a candidate with similar numbers.


right, but they're using spreadsheets to get the numbers they need to build the pool of replacement candidates.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby creatinganalt » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:12 pm

invisiblesun wrote:
CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
creatinganalt wrote:
Invisiblesun, I am almost 100% confident that you will be in HLS in the fall. You are definitely gonna get in.


If I had a thousand dollars for every time somebody has said something like this to me, I could pay for law school. Sogui, I feel your pain. I think you, LmaoZedong, and I would be in at Harvard if we had applied last year. Bleh. If only I hadn't let my grades slip a little bit.


Sorry to hear that Coal. One of the reasons I'm trying not to be that optimistic.


We'll see :wink:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Fancy Pants » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:19 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:pending high gpa splitters:
http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... ,8&type=jd


I'm on that list and it's honestly the first time I've thought of myself as a high GPA splitter. I get to say I'm a splitter now!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby odiero » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:19 pm

jasmoon wrote:
Sogui wrote:
Yup today. I guess some people are still standing. I'm surprised how fast I moved from hold-> waitlist. What are the situations for those of you still standing? JR1s? No calls but still silent? Holds but no waitlist?


I was held back in January, no JR1. Still waiting. I haven't sent any additional material, and not really planning on it. Here's hoping it doesn't count against me.


No waitlist email for me yet. No JR1. Held in March. LOCI, add'l LORs.

Honestly, my numbers almost certainly put me in the reject pile. I do have a bizarre background though, and have done some neat things post-grad. (I hesitate to call myself non-trad since the term's apparently applied a little too loosely by some...)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Core » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:24 pm

Sogui wrote:
soonergirl wrote:
Sogui wrote:Just wondering if I should assume I've been rejected and being kept around for convenience.


Meanwhile while HLS surely doesn't rank its waitlisters, it has some attractive options on the WL that just missed the cut, already had their JR1s, and whom JR will probably reach out to as soon as they have an idea on how many seats they will need to fill.

I really hope this is the case and that I don't end up full of false hope again.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Core » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:25 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
creatinganalt wrote:
Invisiblesun, I am almost 100% confident that you will be in HLS in the fall. You are definitely gonna get in.


If I had a thousand dollars for every time somebody has said something like this to me, I could pay for law school.

+1

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Core » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:26 pm

soonergirl wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:instead of a complicated spreadsheets they could just replace any given candidate who withdraws with a candidate with similar numbers.


right, but they're using spreadsheets to get the numbers they need to build the pool of replacement candidates.

Makes sense, but are you sure this is the case?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:27 pm

I guess today's round of WLs is about done. Another day full of false hope. Please no WLs tomorrow, I have work to do and can't afford a third day of such low productivity.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby nbaguy » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:04 pm

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Netsirk » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:09 pm

Sogui wrote:
Yup today. I guess some people are still standing. I'm surprised how fast I moved from hold-> waitlist. What are the situations for those of you still standing? JR1s? No calls but still silent? Holds but no waitlist?


Still standing. Held but no JR1. High GPA low LSAT splitter. Super rare Puerto Rican kid with a resume the length of the 2010 Harvard waitlist. Expecting to be knocked down by a ding next week...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby februaryftw » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:12 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:pending high gpa splitters:
http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... ,8&type=jd

pending high lsat splitters:
http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... ,8&type=jd

between 20-30 of each.

also, so far there are 74 waitlists this year (10% of total profiles) vs 185 last year (23% of total profiles). so quite a few more waitlists to come in all likelihood.


You do need to keep in mind that quite a few accounts stay pending. My guess is only about 1/2 of those are truly updated, the other will remaining "pending" for years.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:32 pm

very true. though most have updated fairly recently. still looks like a whole bunch more WLs though. proportionally speaking, about twice as many went out last year.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Core » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:36 pm

Netsirk wrote:
Sogui wrote:
Yup today. I guess some people are still standing. I'm surprised how fast I moved from hold-> waitlist. What are the situations for those of you still standing? JR1s? No calls but still silent? Holds but no waitlist?


Still standing. Held but no JR1. High GPA low LSAT splitter. Super rare Puerto Rican kid with a resume the length of the 2010 Harvard waitlist. Expecting to be knocked down by a ding next week...

OMG another PR!!!!!!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby someones alt » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:39 pm

Chiming in to say still standing. Hoping that no news is good news.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby legalnoeagle » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:16 pm

Illijah wrote:Okay theres a fair number of us remaining. And T14 hopeful helping me hold it down for the AA males :)


Add one more to your esteemed group of AA male no-WLs.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:15 am

still standing. but with over twice as many waitlists last year (185) than this year (80) and way more pendings (~300) this year than last year (~200) it looks like we're in for another couple waitlist days. also, there should be a bunch more outright rejections (~260ish last year vs ~190 this year). We should keep in mind that last year there were 785 profiles vs 738 this year, so all my judgements have been based on %s.
Also, its quite possible than a whole bunch of the pendings are acceptances, waitlists, or rejections and that they will be updated eventually. Still, it looks like another round of rejections and waitlists (maybe a couple of phone calls too please!) will be coming this week.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby iminlstrick » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:56 am

Still standing. Nervously.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby ankit » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:10 am

Checking in a little late, but got the WL email on Friday. Held in January, no JR1. Won't be riding it out....good luck to all those who will!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soonergirl » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:53 am

cough.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:00 am

,.,
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soonergirl » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:21 am

of Benito Cereno wrote:you're quoting the old testament (and I'm willing to venture a guess that dean rubenstein would agree.)


I did consider the inferences one could draw from the name Joshua Rubenstein, but I don't like to jump around on my conclusions mat very often. Besides, clearly he didn't consider yesterday the sabbath - he worked the whole day! Image

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:24 am

soonergirl wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:
soonergirl wrote:cough.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.

how can someone be "thy stranger." stupid bible. also, wrong day sister; you're quoting the old testament (and I'm willing to venture a guess that dean rubenstein would agree.)


I did consider the inferences one could draw from the name Joshua Rubenstein, but I don't like to jump around on my conclusions mat very often. Besides, clearly he didn't consider yesterday the sabbath - he worked the whole day! Image


Does anyone even seriously observe the Sabbath anymore? I've never had any conflicts with anyone in college about working on a Sunday, and I doubt people sincerely pick up that habit later in life.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soonergirl » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:41 am

Jericwithers wrote:Does anyone even seriously observe the Sabbath anymore?


Mormons and the guy who runs Chik-fil-A? I know BYU won't play on Sundays in the basketball tournament (everything I know in life I learned from division I athletics), and Chik-fil-A is always closed with a big sign out front.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:44 am

,.,
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CG614 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:57 am

Core wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
blue5385 wrote:I'd imagine you have one hell of a PS, and you dodged the WL bloodbath, so I would not be surprised at all if some good news is coming your way...


Thanks for the vote of confidence. I would be elated to hear some good news. I am still afraid maybe they just haven't gotten around to the late files yet and a rejection is still coming. The Yale one still stings, even though it was not unexpected.

Are you going to stay on the WL or go to Columbia? At least the other options are not too shabby!

Honestly, I don't think they're handing out any more flat-out acceptances. LSN isn't reflecting a bunch of recent (within 2 weeks) acceptances made (reported on here and to me IRL). I think the rest of the holds/pending folk are getting a waitlist minus a small amount just getting rejected. They'll probably begin accepting people off the WL next month. However, I think you're definitely going to be one of the most competitive applicants on said waitlist.


Couldn't disagree with this more. If this were the case, then they would WL everyone at the same time. There would be no reason to keep files open.



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