Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

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Still standing? Where in the WL process are you?

JSNone-> WL -> Have Withdrawn since
4
11%
JSNone-> WL (will ride it out)
9
24%
JSNone-> WL (planning to withdraw)
1
3%
JSNone-> WL-> Dinged or/ No JS1 yet or/ No JS2 yet
6
16%
JSNone-> WL -> JS1 -> JS2 !!
4
11%
JS1 -> WL -> Have Withdrawn since
0
No votes
JS1 -> WL (will ride it out)
13
35%
JS1 -> WL (planning to withdraw)
0
No votes
JS1 -> WL -> Dinged or/ No JS1b yet or/ No JS2 yet
0
No votes
JS1 -> WL -> Had JS1b -> JS2 !!
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 37

lauren22
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby lauren22 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:34 pm

From the HLS Waitlist website:

"If your application has been selected for the waitlist, this means that you are clearly a strong applicant to Harvard Law School. If, however, you believe additional materials or information would strengthen your application, you are welcome to send additions to your file. A one-page letter of continued interest or substantive resume update are good examples of relevant additions to your file. Please note that we generally advise against submitting additional letters of recommendation."

When is a good time to send in LOCI? Is it the sooner the better?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby yhchoi1687 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:09 pm

CPA-->JD wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
CPA-->JD wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:Testing a hypothesis of mine:

Did anyone who first found out about their WL by checking their status eventually get an email about their changed status from HLS?

I haven't. What are your thoughts?


I'm wondering if an email only goes out to people who haven't viewed their most recent status update after X minutes/hours, sort of like a "you have unread messages" reminder.

Think some people got it after checking their status checker. I don't have any alternative theories though...


Could be their sneaky idea to sort out people who are really interested in going Harvard...who regularly check the status checker lol.
I haven't received the email yet either.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby sittykitty » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:39 pm

lauren22 wrote:From the HLS Waitlist website:

"If your application has been selected for the waitlist, this means that you are clearly a strong applicant to Harvard Law School. If, however, you believe additional materials or information would strengthen your application, you are welcome to send additions to your file. A one-page letter of continued interest or substantive resume update are good examples of relevant additions to your file. Please note that we generally advise against submitting additional letters of recommendation."

When is a good time to send in LOCI? Is it the sooner the better?


I think the prevailing wisdom is to send one as soon as you can, as long as you've taken the time to write a thoughtful and proofread LOCI. FWIW I sent one earlier since I hadn't heard anything since I applied, so I'm going to wait a month or so until right before review to send another one.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ZVBXRPL » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:36 pm

Does anyone have an estimate on how many applicants get waitlisted each year?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby HarvardHopeful95 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:19 pm

Checking in, JSNone. Does anyone have any clue whether JS1s have an advantage over JSNones when getting in off the waitlist?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby ZVBXRPL » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:49 am

HarvardHopeful95 wrote:Checking in, JSNone. Does anyone have any clue whether JS1s have an advantage over JSNones when getting in off the waitlist?

Curious about this also!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby enoca » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:54 am

HarvardHopeful95 wrote:Checking in, JSNone. Does anyone have any clue whether JS1s have an advantage over JSNones when getting in off the waitlist?


From last year's thread:

- Pre-waitlist JS1 > no pre-waitlist JS1
- Post-waitlist JS1 > pre-waitlist JS1


Don't know what that's based on, though.

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Rigo
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:04 am

enoca wrote:
HarvardHopeful95 wrote:Checking in, JSNone. Does anyone have any clue whether JS1s have an advantage over JSNones when getting in off the waitlist?


From last year's thread:

- Pre-waitlist JS1 > no pre-waitlist JS1
- Post-waitlist JS1 > pre-waitlist JS1


Don't know what that's based on, though.

Makes sense logically.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby jjcorvino » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:43 am

Does anyone know if they do any new JS1s in April?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby seeprybyrun » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:52 am

jjcorvino wrote:Does anyone know if they do any new JS1s in April?


From everything I've seen, there's usually no WL movement at all until after the first deposit deadline.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:54 am

seeprybyrun wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:Does anyone know if they do any new JS1s in April?


From everything I've seen, there's usually no WL movement at all until after the first deposit deadline.

Anyone know when the deadline is?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby jjcorvino » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:57 am

Rigo wrote:
seeprybyrun wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:Does anyone know if they do any new JS1s in April?


From everything I've seen, there's usually no WL movement at all until after the first deposit deadline.

Anyone know when the deadline is?


Pretty sure it is May 1.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:00 pm

jjcorvino wrote:Pretty sure it is May 1.

Cool thanks. We have a month to convince every admit that Harvard is a shithole :wink:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby seeprybyrun » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:05 pm

Rigo wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:Pretty sure it is May 1.

Cool thanks. We have a month to convince every admit that Harvard is a shithole :wink:


Be very careful to keep your LOCI and your messages to Harvard admits separate :P

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby jjcorvino » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:08 pm

Rigo wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:Pretty sure it is May 1.

Cool thanks. We have a month to convince every admit that Harvard is a shithole :wink:


This might just be a rumor, but I heard Harvard supports Trump. #boycottHarvard Harvard I just kidding

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby enoca » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:28 pm

If you end up in the same class as Tiffany, you are basically a collaborator, and will be treated as such by the tribunals. FYI.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:30 pm

enoca wrote:If you end up in the same class as Tiffany, you are basically a collaborator, and will be treated as such by the tribunals. FYI.

:lol:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby seeprybyrun » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:32 pm

enoca wrote:If you end up in the same class as Tiffany, you are basically a collaborator, and will be treated as such by the tribunals. FYI.


Is she going to HLS? I never heard one way or the other.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:39 pm

seeprybyrun wrote:
enoca wrote:If you end up in the same class as Tiffany, you are basically a collaborator, and will be treated as such by the tribunals. FYI.


Is she going to HLS? I never heard one way or the other.

I don't think we will know until orientation.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Mikey » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:59 pm

if tiff goes to H, someone should get with her so they can say they got with trump :lol: :lol:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby chandhi » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:36 pm

Just withdrew from the waitlist - good luck, all!

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby seeprybyrun » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:46 pm

chandhi wrote:Just withdrew from the waitlist - good luck, all!


Nos morituri te salutamus!

Made a decision where you'll go yet?

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby chandhi » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:48 pm

seeprybyrun wrote:
chandhi wrote:Just withdrew from the waitlist - good luck, all!


Nos morituri te salutamus!

Made a decision where you'll go yet?

Not *officially* but I can tell you I'm applying for apartments in Ann Arbor :wink:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby eck456 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:39 pm

enoca wrote:If you end up in the same class as Tiffany, you are basically a collaborator, and will be treated as such by the tribunals. FYI.


I put this in the original thread, but I know someone who's teaching Malia next year and they said the reason she deferred H for undergrad last year was it took a year to do all the security checks for housing, her section, TAs and profs, etc. and they set her schedule the year in advance. my guess is if tiffany is coming to HLS (or wherever) she'll do a gap year while the secret service interviews everyone and secures housing and stuff. now, one could argue Malia is publicly probably more valuable to Obama than Tiffany has appeared to Trump (and she's older and has lived apart from him like forever), but it seems a little weird to me they would do it for one president's daughter and not the other. my bet is if she's at HLS, it'll be c/o 2021

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2020 Waitlist

Postby Rigo » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:51 pm

Mikey wrote:if tiff goes to H, someone should get with her so they can say they got with trump :lol: :lol:

I'm gonna ask her to law prom.




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