Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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JS2s are upon us! What would you take over HLS? Anything?

HLS or bust, fam
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18%
SLS/YLS
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T6 Full Tuition Scholly
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T6 w/ Money (< full)
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T6 Sticker
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T14 Full Tuition Scholly
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T14 w/ Money (< full)
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T14 Sticker
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:15 pm

pghpens wrote:Does anyone know what the "Harvard Intersections" events are? They are both on the Fridays before ASWs I believe.


+1, also curious and have been trying to figure it out.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:16 pm

ravenclaw12 wrote:When are the ASWs?


April 6-7, and April 13-14, with Harvard Intersections on April 5 & April 12.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby personpitch » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:26 pm

Was anyone else asked by HLS Admissions for an updated resume after receiving a JS1? Not really sure why they are asking for one given that I applied only a few weeks ago.

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Postby TheKingLives » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:28 pm

personpitch wrote:Was anyone else asked by HLS Admissions for an updated resume after receiving a JS1? Not really sure why they are asking for one given that I applied only a few weeks ago.

I would give an arm and a leg to receive anything from HLS Admissions at this point. Sounds like a good sign.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby staggeringelephant » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:31 pm

personpitch wrote:Was anyone else asked by HLS Admissions for an updated resume after receiving a JS1? Not really sure why they are asking for one given that I applied only a few weeks ago.


I did! I am a KJD who graduated a semester early. They asked me about my plans for spring and summer along with a resume update.
They probably want some clarification on the resume.
I think it's a good sign! that they are seriously considering you. I received JS2 yesterday.
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby personpitch » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:33 pm

TheKingLives wrote:
personpitch wrote:Was anyone else asked by HLS Admissions for an updated resume after receiving a JS1? Not really sure why they are asking for one given that I applied only a few weeks ago.

I would give an arm and a leg to receive anything from HLS Admissions at this point. Sounds like a good sign.

Lol true. I suppose I'm concerned this was a unique email sent because of some dissatisfaction with the resume I included in my application, and they are expecting me to have something new to add to my resume before my interview. (And since I submitted my application around Jan. 1, I'm not really sure what they are expecting in the three weeks since then.)

staggeringelephant wrote:I did! I am a KJD who graduated a semester early. They asked me about my plans for spring and semester along with a resume update.
They probably want some clarification on the resume.
I think it's a good sign! that they are seriously considering you. I received JS2 yesterday.


Thanks! I hope they aren't disappointed that I presently have nothing to add :lol:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby dollarez » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:13 pm

personpitch wrote:
TheKingLives wrote:
personpitch wrote:Was anyone else asked by HLS Admissions for an updated resume after receiving a JS1? Not really sure why they are asking for one given that I applied only a few weeks ago.

I would give an arm and a leg to receive anything from HLS Admissions at this point. Sounds like a good sign.

Lol true. I suppose I'm concerned this was a unique email sent because of some dissatisfaction with the resume I included in my application, and they are expecting me to have something new to add to my resume before my interview. (And since I submitted my application around Jan. 1, I'm not really sure what they are expecting in the three weeks since then.)

staggeringelephant wrote:I did! I am a KJD who graduated a semester early. They asked me about my plans for spring and semester along with a resume update.
They probably want some clarification on the resume.
I think it's a good sign! that they are seriously considering you. I received JS2 yesterday.


Thanks! I hope they aren't disappointed that I presently have nothing to add :lol:


I got an email asking for an updated resume as well, but haven't received a js1. Unfortunately I didn't have much to add ... also hoping they aren't disappointed. I'm so desperate for that js1! I think it's a good sign for you, not too sure about my case though..

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Smarieh115 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:01 am

If I had my interview on 12/20 and wasn't in this round of JS2s, is it safe to assume I'm either rejected or waitlisted? Should I still have hope or should I just give up? For context, I have a 180 LSAT and a 4.0 GPA, but my softs are average at best and poor at worst (straight out of undergrad, almost no work experience).

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Bojack93 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:41 am

Smarieh115 wrote:If I had my interview on 12/20 and wasn't in this round of JS2s, is it safe to assume I'm either rejected or waitlisted? Should I still have hope or should I just give up? For context, I have a 180 LSAT and a 4.0 GPA, but my softs are average at best and poor at worst (straight out of undergrad, almost no work experience).


As has been said previously but merits repeating, it is safe to assume that you have been waitlisted or rejected when you receive an email from Harvard Law School indicating that you have been waitlisted or rejected.

In the meantime, do your best to avoid the contagious neuroticism of this forum, breathe, and relax.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby b-a-n-a-n-a-s » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:49 am

Bojack93 wrote:
Smarieh115 wrote:If I had my interview on 12/20 and wasn't in this round of JS2s, is it safe to assume I'm either rejected or waitlisted? Should I still have hope or should I just give up? For context, I have a 180 LSAT and a 4.0 GPA, but my softs are average at best and poor at worst (straight out of undergrad, almost no work experience).


As has been said previously but merits repeating, it is safe to assume that you have been waitlisted or rejected when you receive an email from Harvard Law School indicating that you have been waitlisted or rejected.

In the meantime, do your best to avoid the contagious neuroticism of this forum, breathe, and relax.

+1 for the sanity check.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:57 am

Smarieh115 wrote:I have a 180 LSAT and a 4.0 GPA

If anything, the fact that you got passed up on a wave should reassure everyone who has the same, but perhaps slightly more warranted anxiety that you do. :lol:

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby feralflamingo » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:20 am

Would anyone recommend updating my resume? I've gotten a full time job as a clerk of sorts (nothing related to legal work) at a logistics company, and I just don't know if it's even worth submitting. It may look better than what they think I'm doing now though (which is lying around at home looking at app results)
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Postby etramak » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:22 am

feralflamingo wrote:Would anyone recommend updating my resume? I've gotten a full time job as a clerk of sorts (nothing related to legal work) at a logistics company, and I just don't know if it's even worth submitting. It may look better than what they think I'm doing now though (which is lying around at home looking at app results)

This gets a resounding "yes, of course you should" from me.

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Postby feralflamingo » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:35 am

etramak wrote:
feralflamingo wrote:Would anyone recommend updating my resume? I've gotten a full time job as a clerk of sorts (nothing related to legal work) at a logistics company, and I just don't know if it's even worth submitting. It may look better than what they think I'm doing now though (which is lying around at home looking at app results)

This gets a resounding "yes, of course you should" from me.

Do you think I should do this for schools I've already been accepted into?
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:40 am

feralflamingo wrote:
etramak wrote:
feralflamingo wrote:Would anyone recommend updating my resume? I've gotten a full time job as a clerk of sorts (nothing related to legal work) at a logistics company, and I just don't know if it's even worth submitting. It may look better than what they think I'm doing now though (which is lying around at home looking at app results)

This gets a resounding "yes, of course you should" from me.

Do you think I should do this for schools I've already been accepted into?

I can't say I know the answer to this, I don't see why it would hurt. For schools where your app is still pending though I think it would be extremely important to tell them about any work experience, no matter how relevant or impressive (I am not commenting on your position) it might be, especially if they think you currently aren't working.

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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby feralflamingo » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:21 pm

etramak wrote:
feralflamingo wrote:
etramak wrote:
feralflamingo wrote:Would anyone recommend updating my resume? I've gotten a full time job as a clerk of sorts (nothing related to legal work) at a logistics company, and I just don't know if it's even worth submitting. It may look better than what they think I'm doing now though (which is lying around at home looking at app results)

This gets a resounding "yes, of course you should" from me.

Do you think I should do this for schools I've already been accepted into?

I can't say I know the answer to this, I don't see why it would hurt. For schools where your app is still pending though I think it would be extremely important to tell them about any work experience, no matter how relevant or impressive (I am not commenting on your position) it might be, especially if they think you currently aren't working.


Thank you for the thoughtful answer :) !
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby appind » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:52 pm

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Postby legally_brunette95 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:43 pm

Hi everyone! Congrats to all JS2s!! I recently received my JS1 and was hoping anyone who already had their JS1/already been admitted could share some pointers on how to prepare/what type of questions were asked? You can PM me! Thanks so much.

(also sorry in advance if this has already been answered in the thread)

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Postby nina2018 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:02 pm

appind wrote:
nina2018 wrote:
admitmeee wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
nina2018 wrote:congrats to everyone who was accepted this week!

my status checker just updated with "GRE" and a big red X...I took both the GRE & LSAT but tbh don't remember if I told them I planned to send my GRE score.

any pointers?


i believe harvard wants all scores, so you’d have to send your GRE score if you have one



How did they know that you took the GRE when you only reported LSAT?


I applied to their JD-MPH program so I'm assuming it was through some communication with Chan (who did get my score report) but it's also entirely possible that I indicated it somewhere on the application and totally forgot bc I have the memory of a goldfish.


status checker has a GRE field? or are you already accepted?


It used to just have a section that said "Received Application" with a green checkmark and date. Then another line popped up above that with a red X that said "Awaiting GRE"

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Postby appind » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:24 pm

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Postby nina2018 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:30 pm

appind wrote:
nina2018 wrote:
It used to just have a section that said "Received Application" with a green checkmark and date. Then another line popped up above that with a red X that said "Awaiting GRE"


so, non-admitted?
don't see any gre line in the status checker.

do those with or done js1 see only "complete application" or some other status?


Oops, sorry! Still UR, no JS1 yet

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Postby nixbaby » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:56 pm

anyone else with a november JS1 still no JS2?

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Postby pancakes4ever » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:58 pm

nixbaby wrote:anyone else with a november JS1 still no JS2?


that'd be me

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Postby rideagain » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:58 pm

nixbaby wrote:anyone else with a november JS1 still no JS2?

moi

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Postby nixbaby » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:01 pm

rideagain wrote:
nixbaby wrote:anyone else with a november JS1 still no JS2?

moi


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