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Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:06 am
by Pozzo
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Applications open September 12th!

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Terms:
JS1: Invitation to interview with either Jessica Soban (Admissions Dean) or another interviewer.
JS1b: A phone call from Jessica Soban, generally later in the process, clarifying continued interest in attending Harvard Law. Often goes to people who have been held or waitlisted.
JSW: Being placed on the Harvard waitlist.
JS2: A call from Jessica Soban offering admittance to Harvard Law School.
LoCI: Letter of Continued Interest

c/o 2018 profile:

http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/jdadmissions/apply-to-harvard-law-school/hls-profile-and-facts/

Number of Applications: 5,207
Number of Admission Offers: 931
44% students of color
Percentage Offered Admission: 17.8%
Newly Enrolled 1Ls: 560

GPA 75th / 50th / 25th percentiles: 3.96 / 3.86 / 3.75
LSAT 75th / 50th / 25th percentiles: 175 / 173 / 170
47% women
12% hold advanced degrees
80% at least 1 year out of college
63% 2+ years out of college

Big thanks to Hildegard for keeping track of all of these admissions stats from the c/o 2019 thread!


Timeline:
First Complete (c/o 2016): Wednesday, October 10
First Complete (c/o 2017): Thursday, September 26
First Complete (c/o 2018): Tuesday, September 30
First Complete (c/o 2019): Wednesday, September 23

First JS1 Invite (c/o 2016): Wednesday, October 31 (~4 PM EST)
First JS1 Invite (c/o 2017): Tuesday, October 15 (~4 PM EST)
First JS1 Invite (c/o 2018): Monday, October 27 (~4 PM EST)
First JS1 Invite (c/o 2019): Tuesday, October 20 (~11:45AM EST)

First JS2 (c/o 2016): Tuesday, November 20 (~2:30 PM EST)
First JS2 (c/o 2017): Monday, November 25 (~7 PM EST)
First JS2 (c/o 2018): Monday, December 15 (~3 PM EST)
First JS2 (c/o 2019): Tuesday, December 8 (~4 PM EST)

JS1 waves for the c/o 2019
1st wave: 10/20/15
2nd wave: 10/27/15
3rd wave: 11/3/15
4th wave: 11/5/15
5th wave: 11/10/15
6th wave: 11/12/15
6.5 wave: 11/20/15
7th wave: 12/01/15
8th wave: 12/03/15
9th wave: 12/09/15
10th wave: 12/22/15
11th wave: 1/4/16
12th wave: 1/5/16
13th wave: 1/14/16
14th wave: 1/19/16
15th wave: 1/27/16
16th wave: 1/28/16
17th wave: 2/3/16
18th wave: 2/5/16
19th wave: 2/8/16
20th wave: 2/12/16
21st wave: 3/7/16
22nd wave: 3/9/16
23rd wave: 3/11/16 (?)
24th wave: 3/14/16

JS2 waves for the c/o 2019
1st wave: 12/8/15
2nd wave: 1/14/16
3rd wave: 1/15/16
4th wave: 2/11/16
5th wave: 2/12/16
6th wave: 3/10/16
7th wave: 3/11/16
8th wave: 3/28/16

Rejection waves for c/o 2019
1st wave: 1/27/16
2nd wave: 3/9/16
3rd wave: 3/10/16
4th wave: 3/11/16 (?)
5th wave: 3/16/16
6th wave: 3/17/16
7th wave: 3/22/16 (?)
8th wave: 3/23/16
9th wave: 3/28/16

Wait list waves for the c/o 2019
1st wave: 3/29/16
2nd wave: 3/30/16
3rd wave: 3/31/16
4th wave: 4/4/16

JS1 Waves for c/o 2020
1st wave: 11/4/16
2nd wave: 11/10/16
3rd wave: 11/14/16
4th wave: 11/21/16
5th wave: 11/23/16
6th wave: 11/28/16
7th wave: 12/2/16
8th wave: 12/5/16 (?)
9th wave: 12/14/16
10th wave: 12/20/16
11th wave: 1/4/17
12th wave: 1/9/17
13th wave: 1/18/17
14th wave: 1/23/17
15th wave: 1/30/17
16th wave: 2/2/17
17th wave: 2/6/17 (?)
18th wave: 2/17/17
19th wave: 2/21/17
20th wave: 2/24/17
21st wave: 2/28/17
22nd wave: 3/1/17
23rd wave: 3/13/17
24th wave: 3/20/17

JS2 Waves for c/o 2020
1st wave: 12/19/16
2nd wave: 1/25/17
3rd wave: 2/22/17
4th wave: 3/22/17

Ding Waves for c/o 2020
2/2/17 (?)
2/28/17
3/13/17


Also: Fill out the danged spreadsheet!
Harvard c/o 2020 Admissions Spreadsheet

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:07 am
by patttt
reserved

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:48 am
by throwaway2410
Getting in on the ground floor of this one :wink:

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:49 am
by schocolate
Fun facts: the JD class of 2019 has 562 students, 44% of color, and 51% are female, which makes this the first majority female class in HLS's history.

classes start tomorrow and I can't sleep

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:31 am
by PrezRand
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:07 am
by RictusErectus
Reserved. Top choice. Dream school. Heart emoji.

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:11 am
by ashrice13
This is a reach for me but depending on how September goes. definitely not impossible. Let's do this! :D

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:07 am
by Mikey
hahhvad

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:27 am
by QuentonCassidy
Schocolate already scooped me to tell you all the awesome facts, but I just wanted to say good luck to everyone applying this cycle. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about the app process. Wishing you all speedy JS1s and JS2s.

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:19 am
by ponderingmeerkat
I'm just going to post in here once to say good luck all.

And...I and my pedestrian GPA will see ourselves out. :lol:

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:27 am
by MC Books
Checking in
Hi y'all
I was accepted and deferred. Happy to get to know you all :D

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:47 am
by Baby Gaga
Checking in! I'll be the most gentlemanly gentleman of hahvad

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:56 am
by theothercat
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:21 am
by patttt
ponderingmeerkat wrote:I'm just going to post in here once to say good luck all.

And...I and my pedestrian GPA will see ourselves out. :lol:


don't worry meerkat. my numbers are insufficient for harvard too - but im hoping my september lsat score changes that

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:21 am
by R. Jeeves
checking in
would love to go to school nearby boston but not tufts

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:49 am
by ashrice13
R. Jeeves wrote:checking in
would love to go to school nearby boston but not tufts


Are you applying regional only?

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:27 am
by ponderingmeerkat
patttt wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:I'm just going to post in here once to say good luck all.

And...I and my pedestrian GPA will see ourselves out. :lol:


don't worry meerkat. my numbers are insufficient for harvard too - but im hoping my september lsat score changes that


I hope you knock it outta the park man! Thanks for OPing btw. We need more people like you to step up and at least get the T14 schools represented in here. You rock! 8)

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:37 am
by patttt
ponderingmeerkat wrote:
patttt wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:I'm just going to post in here once to say good luck all.

And...I and my pedestrian GPA will see ourselves out. :lol:


don't worry meerkat. my numbers are insufficient for harvard too - but im hoping my september lsat score changes that


I hope you knock it outta the park man! Thanks for OPing btw. We need more people like you to step up and at least get the T14 schools represented in here. You rock! 8)


Thank you! Good luck on your cycle

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:02 pm
by AriGold33
Also deferred here, wanna wish everyone good luck! Happy to help answer any questions as well

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:08 pm
by Hildegard15
Current 1L here. Feel free to ask any and all questions. I was also the OP of last years thread, so please take advantage of the IMMENSE amount of tracking I did. I will take great personal offense if you do not enjoy the fruits of my labors :P :wink:

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:27 pm
by LikelyThrowaway
Hildegard15 wrote:Current 1L here. Feel free to ask any and all questions. I was also the OP of last years thread, so please take advantage of the IMMENSE amount of tracking I did. I will take great personal offense if you do not enjoy the fruits of my labors :P :wink:

Thanks for the offer. I know the first wave comes sometime between Thanksgiving and mid-December, but is that a trickle of admits or a whole bunch? When should I realistically expect to hear back, given a relatively early submission?

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:29 pm
by ashrice13
patttt wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:I'm just going to post in here once to say good luck all.

And...I and my pedestrian GPA will see ourselves out. :lol:


don't worry meerkat. my numbers are insufficient for harvard too - but im hoping my september lsat score changes that


ugh. Same.

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:25 pm
by Hildegard15
LikelyThrowaway wrote:
Hildegard15 wrote:Current 1L here. Feel free to ask any and all questions. I was also the OP of last years thread, so please take advantage of the IMMENSE amount of tracking I did. I will take great personal offense if you do not enjoy the fruits of my labors :P :wink:

Thanks for the offer. I know the first wave comes sometime between Thanksgiving and mid-December, but is that a trickle of admits or a whole bunch? When should I realistically expect to hear back, given a relatively early submission?


First off, I recommend everyone who is applying to Harvard this cycle go find the c/o 2019 applicants thread and check out my OP. Just about any question you could think of asking will be answered there. I tracked every single JS1, JS2, waitlist, and rejection wave. Every. Single. One

Now to your question, you should abandon the idea of a realistic timeline for hearing back. I waited 9 weeks for a JS1 and I applied 20 minutes after the app opened, which as you'll see from last year's spreadsheet was a very long time to wait. I also knew somebody who applied the day the app opened and did not get accepted until late March.

The first wave of admits last year was on December 8, if my memory serves, and based totally on anecdotes it seemed like the first wave had less people than some of the waves in January and February.

Hopefully this answers your questions. :)

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:01 pm
by xnsch
Checking in! Definitely my top choice!

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:42 pm
by ProductofUnreality
Checking in!

WLed last year with a late application. Probably going to suffer the same fate this year even with the earlier app, but oh well.

My Why Harvard essay: Because it's Harvard, duh.

Good luck everyone!