Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

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Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:55 pm

Link to the 2013 thread: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 7&t=208302

(I remade this thread as anonymous so others could post anonymously, but turns out only the OP can post anonymously in the transfer forum)

Best of luck!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby Nebby » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:56 pm

Stats:
T2
Top 2% (GPA 3.95/4.0) (School only gives rank in 5% increments. The Rank Estimator says about top 2%)

Best of luck to you all!

App submitted 6/13 -> App under review 6/24

(went straight from submitted to under review, no "ready for review" or "app processing" intermediate stages)

LSAC Statement on Good Admissions practices http://www.lsac.org/docs/default-source/publications-(lsac-resources)/statementofgoodadm.pdf

See page 3:

6.
After April 1, except under binding early decision plans, every applicant should be free to accept a new offer from a law school even though a scholarship has been accepted, a deposit has been paid, or a commitment has been made to another school. To provide applicants with an uncoerced choice among various law schools, no excessive nonrefundable deposit should be required solely to maintain a place in the class.
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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby randomstudent » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:48 pm

Best of luck to all! When do you guys expect the first decisions to come out?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby Nebby » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:50 pm

The application deadline last year was July 1. Decisions came out around July 10. This year the deadline was June 16 (today), so I don't know what to expect. However, I assume probably around the same time--second week of July.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby randomstudent » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:40 pm

CounselorNebby wrote:The application deadline last year was July 1. Decisions came out around July 10. This year the deadline was June 16 (today), so I don't know what to expect. However, I assume probably around the same time--second week of July.
Thanks, CounselorNebby! I just found this in another forum. It looks like you're right about the mid-July decision date:
Anonymous User wrote:This year the deadline to apply is two weeks earlier than in the past. I called to ask if they are planning to render decisions earlier this year (last year was July ~10 with a July 1 deadline) and they said no, they plan to render decisions within a month of June 16, to allow time for interviews.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby wu27 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:27 pm

CounselorNebby wrote:Stats:
T2
Top 5% (GPA: 3.95/4.0 -- Possibly ranked #1)

Best of luck to you all!

App Submitted: 6/13 -> App Received 6/16 -> Status Checker Received 6/16


I have exactly the same stats, I submitted a few weeks ago. App still incomplete because they are waiting on the grades to arrive.

Good luck!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby LawLschool101 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:29 pm

T30
Top 6%

submitted Electronically on 6/15... still waiting on certification forms to arrive at HLS- don't even know if they'll accept my application now but we'll see!


Good luck everybody

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby randomstudent » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:19 pm

LawLschool101 wrote:submitted Electronically on 6/15... still waiting on certification forms to arrive at HLS- don't even know if they'll accept my application now but we'll see!
I'm in the same boat, LawLschool101. My certification forms should have been mailed out last week, but I'm not sure when they'll arrive at HLS.
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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby sweetspot » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:26 am

Checking in. T14, top quarter-ish (personal geographic motivations). Best of luck to everyone. Mid-July it is?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby Nebby » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:22 am

In last year's thread someone was admitted, and they never sent in certifications. Transferring is the epitome of a “numbers game.”

Edit: I sent JD Admissions an email asking them when we might hear back, and whether there will be skype interviews. I'll let you all know what they say.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby Nebby » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:28 pm

HLS emailed me back.

1. There are no transfer Skype interviews.
2. We should hear back by mid-July. (Consistent with last year)

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby philippian413 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:13 pm

CounselorNebby wrote:HLS emailed me back.

1. There are no transfer Skype interviews.
2. We should hear back by mid-July. (Consistent with last year)
[quote="CounselorNebby"]HLS emailed me back.

I guess we all mark July 18th as the day for now. Good luck to all!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby toothbrush » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:37 pm

philippian413 wrote:
I guess we all mark July 18th as the day for now. Good luck to all!

Better guess would be 7/7.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby philippian413 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:29 pm

Does anyone know what is the usual size of the transfer class?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby toothbrush » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:15 pm

philippian413 wrote:Does anyone know what is the usual size of the transfer class?

40-60 historically

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby randomstudent » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:52 pm

philippian413 wrote:Does anyone know what is the usual size of the transfer class?
This is from an interview TLS did with the Assistant Dean of Admissions in 2010: "TLS: How realistic is a desire to transfer to HLS? About how many transfer applicants does Harvard accept each year? JR: Very realistic – in recent years we’ve accepted somewhere in the range of 40-50 transfers each year." http://www.top-law-schools.com/josh-rubenstein-interview.html.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby philippian413 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:53 pm

God forbid not accepted to HLS. Which would you pick from the two(Duke & UVA) and why?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby wu27 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:26 pm

Went complete on the status checker today

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby randomstudent » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:37 pm

philippian413 wrote:God forbid not accepted to HLS. Which would you pick from the two(Duke & UVA) and why?
Personally, I would probably go with UVA. It's ranked higher and has better employment stats than Duke on LST. Also, from what I've heard, the students at UVA are [more collegial]/[less cutthroat] than the students at many other law schools. [Disclaimer: I have no idea what the atmosphere is like at Duke.] Finally, Charlottesville is a charming little town, and UVA's law library is gorgeous. That being said, I have no idea where you want to practice or what you want to do after law school.
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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby randomstudent » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:44 pm

CounselorNebby wrote:HLS emailed me back.

1. There are no transfer Skype interviews.
2. We should hear back by mid-July. (Consistent with last year)
Good to know. Thanks for the info, CounselorNebby!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby philippian413 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:49 pm

I am thinking between Mass Tort Litigation, Med. Mal./Wrongful Death(contingency based cases), or Bankruptcy Chap. 11. Practicing I open to Va, FL, & NC.

Anyone else decided the area they want to focus on?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby sweetspot » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:39 am

CounselorNebby wrote:HLS emailed me back.

1. There are no transfer Skype interviews.
2. We should hear back by mid-July. (Consistent with last year)


Thanks, Neb!

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby RollTide45 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:24 am

Checking in. Still waiting on some snail mail to arrive before I go complete.

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby toothbrush » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:43 am

Anyone know if it's acceptable to fax over dean's cert from UG ?

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Re: Harvard Transfer Waiting Thread 2014

Postby Nebby » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:51 am

toothbrush wrote:Anyone know if it's acceptable to fax over dean's cert from UG ?


I would email them. They take about 6 hours to respond.

Is your UG unwiling to mail it? I always just attached them to my transcript request. Stating: "Please fill out and send w/ offical transcript."




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