Harvard 2010!

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tomhobbes
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby tomhobbes » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:33 pm

Just had mine, it lasted about 9 minutes. Probably 3 or 4 minutes of that was him answering my questions. The interview really is straightforward. He asked me one or two follow-up questions, but for the most part, the interview consists of you answering the three questions he sends you in the JR1 email. I think it went okay, it's hard to tell.
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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:34 pm

My JR1 today was only 7 1/2 minutes and he only asked about 5 questions. Not sure if that's good or bad, but it's probably neither! He's a very pleasant conversationalist, I must say. I asked him about his own Harvard experience and he was very informative.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Emma. » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:41 pm

Congrats you guys that had interviews today. I'm sure you did fine. I get so nervous in that kind of situation that afterwards I can barely remember what I said, but usually it all works out in the end...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:47 pm

His voice is quite smooth and reassuring, which helped me relax. It was a very friendly experience overall.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby tomhobbes » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:58 pm

managamy wrote:My JR1 today was only 7 1/2 minutes and he only asked about 5 questions. Not sure if that's good or bad, but it's probably neither! He's a very pleasant conversationalist, I must say. I asked him about his own Harvard experience and he was very informative.


What questions did he ask you? And what did you ask him?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby jocelyne » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:59 pm

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby amidea » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:02 pm

jocelyne wrote:do we go complete first or under review first? I just went under review but it seems like I never had a "complete status"...calllll meee


Me too. I've been under review since 11/09 but no complete email and I never saw a complete status either.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby allyb » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:04 pm

i haven't gone complete yet. i went under review 11/9 and got the email 11/16.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby amidea » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:15 pm

allyb wrote:i haven't gone complete yet. i went under review 11/9 and got the email 11/16.


No email for me. If he's really going by completion date/under review date, it's not looking good for me :(

Not really surprising given my GPA, but I'm hoping he's just doing the high GPA's now...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:21 pm

He asked 1) what courses I was taking, 2) about my Honors Thesis essay, 3) about what I did at university outside classes, 4) reasons for interest in law, 5) reasons for interest in HLS.

I asked him about his experience in Harvard's clinical programs and his relationships with professors on a one-to-one level.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby tomhobbes » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:27 pm

He didn't ask for any details about my honors thesis, but I guess that makes me lucky, because I probably would have rambled about it for ten minutes until he politely asked me to stop.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby owhlcn » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:28 pm

tomhobbes wrote:He didn't ask for any details about my honors thesis, but I guess that makes me lucky, because I probably would have rambled about it for ten minutes until he politely asked me to stop.


+ 1.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby BPD » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:31 pm

I had my JR1 call recently, and have been "Under Review" for ~3 weeks...but still no email saying my app is "Complete!" Does everyone who submits an app get a 'Complete' notification regardless of whether or not they get a JR1?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby adameus » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:34 pm

Do you think I'm screwed if I haven't applied yet?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:34 pm

owhlcn wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:He didn't ask for any details about my honors thesis, but I guess that makes me lucky, because I probably would have rambled about it for ten minutes until he politely asked me to stop.


+ 1.

hmm. i didn't even give him the chance to ask for details before launching into a little talk about mine. maybe that was a woopsie. wouldn't have been the only one

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby owhlcn » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:37 pm

GargamelITT wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:He didn't ask for any details about my honors thesis, but I guess that makes me lucky, because I probably would have rambled about it for ten minutes until he politely asked me to stop.


+ 1.

hmm. i didn't even give him the chance to ask for details before launching into a little talk about mine. maybe that was a woopsie. wouldn't have been the only one



oh, i definitely babbled about mine for a bit but he didn't ask me to elaborate...which is good because i would have talked him to death

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:46 pm

owhlcn wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:He didn't ask for any details about my honors thesis, but I guess that makes me lucky, because I probably would have rambled about it for ten minutes until he politely asked me to stop.


+ 1.

hmm. i didn't even give him the chance to ask for details before launching into a little talk about mine. maybe that was a woopsie. wouldn't have been the only one



oh, i definitely babbled about mine for a bit but he didn't ask me to elaborate...which is good because i would have talked him to death


yeah. i could have done the same given the chance, maybe i should be glad he didn't give it to me either. he seemed pretty nonplussed by what i had to say, maybe it was because i got him at the end of a long day, maybe because every interviewee and their mom is writing an honors thesis. who knows.

there were also a couple times i thought i might have interrupted him by accident (it was hard to tell, because the connection wasn't stellar), and that would be an obvious no-no.

it's funny, right after i had the interview i felt fine about it, but it hasn't even been that long since and already i've considered every possible place it went or might have gone wrong. brutal. sorta like the post-LSAT experience all over again.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby owhlcn » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:47 pm

GargamelITT wrote:it's funny, right after i had the interview i felt fine about it, but it hasn't even been that long since and already i've considered every possible place it went or might have gone wrong. brutal. sorta like the post-LSAT experience all over again.


agreed. in my mind the interview has gotten progressively worse since it took place even though it seemed ok right after it happened. wish i could turn my brain off for the next few days 'til people start hearing back...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:42 pm

GargamelITT wrote:
there were also a couple times i thought i might have interrupted him by accident (it was hard to tell, because the connection wasn't stellar), and that would be an obvious no-no.



haha i think during mine he interrupted me and apologized lol

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:50 pm

adameus wrote:Do you think I'm screwed if I haven't applied yet?


You must be the only person who hasn't applied yet so yeah, pretty much so.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby soullesswonder » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:07 pm

adameus wrote:Do you think I'm screwed if I haven't applied yet?

:roll: :roll:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby nattybro » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:11 pm

adameus wrote:Do you think I'm screwed if I haven't applied yet?


I'm sending mine tomorrow. I wish I had taken care of this earlier, but I've heard that before Thanksgiving is still considered somewhat "early." Unless you are identical in every way to somebody who's already received a JR1 - in that case you might be in trouble.

Anyway, I look forward to joining the rest of you in breathless anticipation. Good luck everyone.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby T14 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:15 am

LSN Acceptances:

2008-2009 11/25 (Tuesday before Thanksgiving)
2007-2008 11/21 (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
2006-2007 11/20 (Monday before Thanksgiving)
2005-2006 11/25 (Friday after Thanksgiving)
2004-2005 11/23 (Tuesday before Thanksgiving)
2003-2004 11/20 (only one report... next ones aren't until 12/03)

At least one year they started on the Monday...

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:19 am

T14 wrote:LSN Acceptances:

2008-2009 11/25 (Tuesday before Thanksgiving)
2007-2008 11/21 (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
2006-2007 11/20 (Monday before Thanksgiving)
2005-2006 11/25 (Friday after Thanksgiving)
2004-2005 11/23 (Tuesday before Thanksgiving)
2003-2004 11/20 (only one report... next ones aren't until 12/03)

At least one year they started on the Monday...

Each day before Monday is going to go by slower than the previous day.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby nixxers » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:20 am

crackberry wrote:Each day before Monday is going to go by slower than the previous day.


fact




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