Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:58 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:Just got a hold email.....super disappointed

+1
Sent at 12:19 EST.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Reinhardt » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:59 pm

Held. Damn.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby SimonSaysStudy » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:01 pm

Held today. :x

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:02 pm

Freaking Harvard wrote:We will make final decisions as soon as possible. However, if you do not hear from us again before mid-April, you may want to reserve a place at another law school while awaiting Harvard?s final decision.

Burn.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby georgina » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:03 pm

wow. i can't believe they're holding (almost) all of us. i really thought some of you/us would be getting in. JR is really shakin' the interview process up. has there been any indication he's interviewing significantly more people than were interviewed in past years?

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby psychomohel » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:03 pm

Has anyone with a JR1 been rejected yet?

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby ConMan345 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:05 pm

georgina wrote:wow. i can't believe they're holding (almost) all of us. i really thought some of you/us would be getting in. JR is really shakin' the interview process up. has there been any indication he's interviewing significantly more people than were interviewed in past years?


Ever since I heard he was a Big3 management consultant, I knew interviews were going to be more important/he'd do more of them.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Core » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:08 pm

Sorry to those of you who received holds today, but, if you don't mind my asking, when did you guys submit & go complete?

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:14 pm

I submitted on 9/28 and went complete on 10/22. JR1 on 11/6.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby PoorOrpheus » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:15 pm

Core wrote:Sorry to those of you who received holds today, but, if you don't mind my asking, when did you guys submit & go complete?
The latest one I've seen is someone who submitted 10/1. I'm rooting for you Core!

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby T14Hopeful09 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:16 pm

Joining the "Hold" crew.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Core » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:20 pm

PoorOrpheus wrote:
Core wrote:Sorry to those of you who received holds today, but, if you don't mind my asking, when did you guys submit & go complete?
The latest one I've seen is someone who submitted 10/1. I'm rooting for you Core!

Haha thanks.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Core » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:32 pm

Somebody should make a "Held at Harvard" club. I really do not want to end up being that person.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby englawyer » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:33 pm

ConMan345 wrote:
georgina wrote:wow. i can't believe they're holding (almost) all of us. i really thought some of you/us would be getting in. JR is really shakin' the interview process up. has there been any indication he's interviewing significantly more people than were interviewed in past years?


Ever since I heard he was a Big3 management consultant, I knew interviews were going to be more important/he'd do more of them.


this is a scary post :shock:

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby crackberry » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:36 pm

I have yet to hear anything at all from HLS since my interview on 11/3.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby EijiMiyake » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:37 pm

englawyer wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
georgina wrote:wow. i can't believe they're holding (almost) all of us. i really thought some of you/us would be getting in. JR is really shakin' the interview process up. has there been any indication he's interviewing significantly more people than were interviewed in past years?


Ever since I heard he was a Big3 management consultant, I knew interviews were going to be more important/he'd do more of them.


this is a scary post :shock:



Even if they do more interviews, I have a really hard time believing that interviews are important - how much can he possibly glean from a 5 minute conversation?

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby ConMan345 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:42 pm

EijiMiyake wrote:
englawyer wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
georgina wrote:wow. i can't believe they're holding (almost) all of us. i really thought some of you/us would be getting in. JR is really shakin' the interview process up. has there been any indication he's interviewing significantly more people than were interviewed in past years?


Ever since I heard he was a Big3 management consultant, I knew interviews were going to be more important/he'd do more of them.


this is a scary post :shock:



Even if they do more interviews, I have a really hard time believing that interviews are important - how much can he possibly glean from a 5 minute conversation?


Well, they still might be an accessory to the whole process, but my argument is that they might be more important this cycle than in those previous.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby somewhatwayward » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:44 pm

The weird thing is I went complete 12/1 so they didn't have to give me an update

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby Core » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:45 pm

crackberry wrote:I have yet to hear anything at all from HLS since my interview on 11/3.

This, except since my interview on 11/20.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby EijiMiyake » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:53 pm

ConMan345 wrote:
EijiMiyake wrote:
englawyer wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
Ever since I heard he was a Big3 management consultant, I knew interviews were going to be more important/he'd do more of them.


this is a scary post :shock:



Even if they do more interviews, I have a really hard time believing that interviews are important - how much can he possibly glean from a 5 minute conversation?


Well, they still might be an accessory to the whole process, but my argument is that they might be more important this cycle than in those previous.


The other thing is that a lot of the holds (and non JR2s) have either a GPA or LSAT that is borderline for Harvard - it could also just be the case that they were borderline even before they had their JR1, and nothing has changed.

As someone that has a borderline GPA this cycle (although my numerical profile was not borderline last cycle), seeing this certainly is nervewracking.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby crackberry » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:54 pm

Core wrote:
crackberry wrote:I have yet to hear anything at all from HLS since my interview on 11/3.

This, except since my interview on 11/20.

I haven't been able to decipher where HLS is in the chronological order of things as far as holds and rejections and this very well could apply to you as well, Core (and to you, Gargamel and lz06), but since I applied on the first day possible (9/15) and was UR on the first day possible (9/28) and had an early JR1 (11/3), I'm thinking that since I've dodged the barrage of holds and rejections this week (so far, fingers crossed), that if I don't get a JR2 on the next day of calls, then I am sure to be getting a WL soon. But how is a WL any different than a hold? That I don't know.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby crackberry » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:20 pm

psychomohel wrote:Has anyone with a JR1 been rejected yet?

Doesn't look like it.

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby sonja b » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:26 pm

Hold email today.

JR1 11/13

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby georgina » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:30 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:The weird thing is I went complete 12/1 so they didn't have to give me an update


hmm, that's weird. so you did not submit before early october, right?

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Re: Harvard JR1 but no JR2 (yet?) Club

Postby sonja b » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:38 pm

crackberry wrote:
Core wrote:
crackberry wrote:I have yet to hear anything at all from HLS since my interview on 11/3.

This, except since my interview on 11/20.

I haven't been able to decipher where HLS is in the chronological order of things as far as holds and rejections and this very well could apply to you as well, Core (and to you, Gargamel and lz06), but since I applied on the first day possible (9/15) and was UR on the first day possible (9/28) and had an early JR1 (11/3), I'm thinking that since I've dodged the barrage of holds and rejections this week (so far, fingers crossed), that if I don't get a JR2 on the next day of calls, then I am sure to be getting a WL soon. But how is a WL any different than a hold? That I don't know.


Waitlist is a definitive status, a definite decision about your place in line so to speak. Hold is far more amorphous, highly dependent on things like other people's December LSAT scores, whether they get a flood of applications from 4.0/180s on January 31st, etc.
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