I had mine today. It was short and sweet. I got the usual questions... What is taking up your time, tell me about your research, tell me about this random thing from your resume, what kind of law, any questions?
edit update - I got in with my sub five minute TS1. I guess short isn't always bad.
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I'm a long-time lurker, but just recently opened an account.
Everyone seems to be paranoid about going complete before geting TS1. Just to calm some people's fears, my application was complete around October 30th. TS1 happened the first week of December, and TS2 the second week of December. So being complete first may not be the worst thing in the world.
I also have a question: A while back, maybe here or on LSD, people were talking about a facebook group for HLS 2011 and how it was hard to find. I can't find it. Does anyone know how to find it?
my guess is that the closer you are to an average applicant and not an autoadmit, the more likely your call will call after being complete. It certainly seems like those with GREAT numbers get called asap...
I was a 75th/25th percentile split with LSAT and GPA for Harvard, so I figured that balances out to about middle of the pack. They waited over a month to call me. If they don't call you right away, that only means you're not an autoadmit at Harvard, but don't you already know that when you apply? I'm just saying people shouldn't freak out if they go complete first.
how do you know you're complete at Harvard, is it an email? If I applied on 12/04/07 and still haven't heard anything other than the fact that they have my application and just recently got an email about a survey, so they do know I exist. Should I contact them asking the status of my application? Anyway, good luck to all with the phone calls.
After my TS1 I felt the same way you did. I thought of things I should have said and didn't for every question. Since mine was less than five minutes long, I thought I had really messed up. The good news is, Toby doesn't know you forgot those things. You'll be fine. If your numbers predict you'll be in, I think it is still safe to assume you.
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Can you get a call before your app is complete?
This call thing really boggles my mind.
I know I am going to be stuttering and there's gonna be unconfortable silences, and my responses to him will be short answers.
Yes, I know it's not like a serious interview but just a small chat kinda thing, but still.
Can you mess this phone interview and get rejected because of that? I know I don't sound like a psychopath or a murderer, but what if I make a mistake? Say something rude or inconsiderate accidentally?
Surely, they don't give acceptance to everyone they call, right?