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
124
28%
T6 Full Tuition Scholly
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24%
T6 w/ Money (< full)
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8%
T6 Sticker
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2%
T14 Full Tuition Scholly
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13%
T14 w/ Money (< full)
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T14 Sticker
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2%
 
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Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby hopeful2021 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:41 pm

2021hopeful wrote:
maybeman wrote:
2021hopeful wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
maybeman wrote:
Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
2021hopeful wrote:

Much appreciated :D But all I really want is a Columbia acceptance!! Their latest wave killed me. I should stop bumping this thread though, sorry folks.


Had to chime in b/c i'm also beyond anxiously waiting for Columbia and our usernames are reversed :) trying to find distracting ways to pass time and hope for the best - this past week almost killed me though. Did you interview for CLS by any chance? I did on the 11th and was told i'd hear within two weeks hence my exacerbated anxiety. Good luck to everyone!

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

Postby zhyunjc » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:22 pm

spectacles wrote:Do early ding waves tend to include people who have already interviewed?

Curious about this as well!

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

Postby etramak » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:02 pm

zhyunjc wrote:
spectacles wrote:Do early ding waves tend to include people who have already interviewed?

Curious about this as well!

I saw one last year with good numbers and an interview that got dinged around this time. I think generally the answer is no but I guess if multiple faculty reject you and/or your interviewer really hates you they'll just ding you asap

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

Postby appind » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:54 pm

zhyunjc wrote:
spectacles wrote:Do early ding waves tend to include people who have already interviewed?

Curious about this as well!


seriously!?! with your stats :roll:

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

Postby zhyunjc » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:47 am

appind wrote:
zhyunjc wrote:
spectacles wrote:Do early ding waves tend to include people who have already interviewed?

Curious about this as well!


seriously!?! with your stats :roll:

At the end of the day they're just numbers! My softs are nothing extraordinary. I interviewed some time ago at this point (12/19) and I think others who have interviewed after have already heard back, and just on top of that, I'm not really one for overconfidence :) a lot of things can go wrong, always.

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

Postby appind » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:03 pm

^yeah, right. nice humblebrag.

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

Postby koi29 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:14 pm

What should I expect from the interview? I'm sure this information is out there somewhere but I can't seem to find it, and am currently feeling super anxious about potentially ruining this for myself. Thank you!!

(if you're wondering: went complete 01/17, JS1 invite 01/22)

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

Postby zhyunjc » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:10 pm

appind wrote:^yeah, right. nice humblebrag.

To be fair, I didn't once reference my numbers in the original exchange. It was a question I was genuinely interested in, and still am, if anyone can provide any insight (as to whether or not interviewees are a present force in the first wave of rejections, etc.). Thanks!

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:29 pm

zhyunjc wrote:
appind wrote:
zhyunjc wrote:
spectacles wrote:Do early ding waves tend to include people who have already interviewed?

Curious about this as well!


seriously!?! with your stats :roll:

At the end of the day they're just numbers! My softs are nothing extraordinary. I interviewed some time ago at this point (12/19) and I think others who have interviewed after have already heard back, and just on top of that, I'm not really one for overconfidence :) a lot of things can go wrong, always.


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

Postby Top Tier Lurker » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:44 pm

Based on the way law schools report to the ABA, isn't everything above the 75th percentile the same for their stats?

If I'm a HLS admin, and my LSAT range is 170/173/175, aren't 175-180 effectively the same score? They don't change my reporting. And in practical terms, the 175 and 180 are both capable of earning their JD and passing the bar.

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

Postby spectacles » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:25 pm

koi29 wrote:What should I expect from the interview? I'm sure this information is out there somewhere but I can't seem to find it, and am currently feeling super anxious about potentially ruining this for myself. Thank you!!

(if you're wondering: went complete 01/17, JS1 invite 01/22)

Don't get too nervous! My interview experience was friendly and nonintimidating.

Be prepared to answer questions about your resume, articulate your specific interests in law, and answer open-ended questions about yourself (as you would in a job interview). You will be given the opportunity to ask your own questions at the end, so it's a good idea to develop a few beforehand if you haven't already.

Most importantly: be yourself! It sounds cliche, but they're looking for a personal je ne sais quoi that will not at all be conveyed with canned-sounding, overly-rehearsed answers.

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

Postby appind » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:08 pm

zhyunjc wrote:To be fair, I didn't once reference my numbers in the original exchange. It was a question I was genuinely interested in, and still am, if anyone can provide any insight (as to whether or not interviewees are a present force in the first wave of rejections, etc.). Thanks!


retake and reapply

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

Postby koi29 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:20 pm

spectacles wrote:
koi29 wrote:What should I expect from the interview? I'm sure this information is out there somewhere but I can't seem to find it, and am currently feeling super anxious about potentially ruining this for myself. Thank you!!

(if you're wondering: went complete 01/17, JS1 invite 01/22)

Don't get too nervous! My interview experience was friendly and nonintimidating.

Be prepared to answer questions about your resume, articulate your specific interests in law, and answer open-ended questions about yourself (as you would in a job interview). You will be given the opportunity to ask your own questions at the end, so it's a good idea to develop a few beforehand if you haven't already.

Most importantly: be yourself! It sounds cliche, but they're looking for a personal je ne sais quoi that will not at all be conveyed with canned-sounding, overly-rehearsed answers.


Thank you! :-)

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

Postby tombradypatriots » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:22 pm

appind wrote:
zhyunjc wrote:To be fair, I didn't once reference my numbers in the original exchange. It was a question I was genuinely interested in, and still am, if anyone can provide any insight (as to whether or not interviewees are a present force in the first wave of rejections, etc.). Thanks!


retake and reapply


There's really no need for such petulance – she's been unfailingly polite and is, as with all of us, anxious.

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

Postby balanlebesgue » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:53 pm

tombradypatriots wrote:
appind wrote:
zhyunjc wrote:To be fair, I didn't once reference my numbers in the original exchange. It was a question I was genuinely interested in, and still am, if anyone can provide any insight (as to whether or not interviewees are a present force in the first wave of rejections, etc.). Thanks!


retake and reapply


There's really no need for such petulance – she's been unfailingly polite and is, as with all of us, anxious.


Agreed

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

Postby 38981928 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:11 pm

balanlebesgue wrote:
tombradypatriots wrote:
appind wrote:
zhyunjc wrote:To be fair, I didn't once reference my numbers in the original exchange. It was a question I was genuinely interested in, and still am, if anyone can provide any insight (as to whether or not interviewees are a present force in the first wave of rejections, etc.). Thanks!


retake and reapply


There's really no need for such petulance – she's been unfailingly polite and is, as with all of us, anxious.


Agreed


+1. We're all nervous and stressed and neurotic here. Numbers aren't a guarantee of anything, but zhyunjc: if it helps, I'm confident you'll do great this cycle with lots of amazing options and scholarship money!

Also, I haven't seen JS1s get dinged in the first rejection wave based on casual skimming from previous years, but I could have missed some posts and be wrong about this.

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

Postby trkmaniak00 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:47 am

I have a js1 coming up, is it still just the typical why law, why Harvard, resume questions? Thanks!

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

Postby Stifling » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:24 am

appind wrote:
zhyunjc wrote:To be fair, I didn't once reference my numbers in the original exchange. It was a question I was genuinely interested in, and still am, if anyone can provide any insight (as to whether or not interviewees are a present force in the first wave of rejections, etc.). Thanks!


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you're one of the aggregate that makes TLS such a terrible place. don't be snarky.

Anyway, hls c/o2018 here. When I applied, I applied with good stats--3.9/176. Applied real early in October, had my js1 in mid November and was passed again and again for js2 until I think it was early February when a huge wave came in.

I know waiting is a terrible game, I was so nervous and terrified when js2 eluded me a few times. but it's still quite early in the cycle (they haven't even stopped accepting applications yet!) and there isn't anyone here who doesn't deserve js2 who already received js1. good luck y'all!

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

Postby Top Tier Lurker » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:28 am

Stifling wrote:
appind wrote:
zhyunjc wrote:To be fair, I didn't once reference my numbers in the original exchange. It was a question I was genuinely interested in, and still am, if anyone can provide any insight (as to whether or not interviewees are a present force in the first wave of rejections, etc.). Thanks!


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you're one of the aggregate that makes TLS such a terrible place. don't be snarky.

Anyway, hls c/o2018 here. When I applied, I applied with good stats--3.9/176. Applied real early in October, had my js1 in mid November and was passed again and again for js2 until I think it was early February when a huge wave came in.

I know waiting is a terrible game, I was so nervous and terrified when js2 eluded me a few times. but it's still quite early in the cycle (they haven't even stopped accepting applications yet!) and there isn't anyone here who doesn't deserve js2 who already received js1. good luck y'all!


before we all pile on, KENYADIGG1T actually made this joke first

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

Postby etramak » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:44 am

I think it is nearly unheard of to get rejected from H with a 3.9+ and a 180. I'd be pretty confident. The fact that you haven't heard back yet with these stats is actually anxiety-reducing for me since I'm still waiting to :lol:

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

Postby lsattitan » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:39 pm

Does HLS ever offer merit based scholarships? I recently received a Hamilton from Columbia and was wondering if I can use it to get some money from HLS.

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Postby Top Tier Lurker » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:00 pm

lsattitan wrote:Does HLS ever offer merit based scholarships? I recently received a Hamilton from Columbia and was wondering if I can use it to get some money from HLS.


currently they only give need-based aid

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

Postby SONYAUDIO » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:29 pm

Top Tier Lurker wrote:Based on the way law schools report to the ABA, isn't everything above the 75th percentile the same for their stats?

If I'm a HLS admin, and my LSAT range is 170/173/175, aren't 175-180 effectively the same score? They don't change my reporting. And in practical terms, the 175 and 180 are both capable of earning their JD and passing the bar.


I'm a 2L at HLS (not that that matters) and have discussed this once before with a few other students here. My sense is the same as yours. I do know that Yale, for example, posts on their site the range (including the min and max lsat), but as long as you get one person with 180, the rest between 175 and 180 (or 176 and 180 if we're talking about the peak days of law school applications) really wouldn't matter.

Perhaps there's some other non-ABA context where it might matter, but I can't really think of any, and for that reason I suspect the advantage of 3.7/179 over 3.7/175 is miniscule, and perhaps even non-existent. Idk if there's a large enough sample size on law school numbers to tell whether this is true.

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

Postby FinallyLiveaLittle » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:20 am

I wonder when the next JS1 wave is going to be!
Just went complete on the 25th :(

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

Postby appind » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:44 am

**PLEASE NO QUOTE

interesting to see those who made an account couple of days ago along with lurkers with handful of posts to their name proving the herd mentality here. the poster who who curious about the query is probably wise enough to have consulted the LSN, which would have showed him his odds which are 100%. not being overconfident is one thing, but beating a dead horse about your chances when they know they're a lock is another, esp as most of the people on the forum will not be lucky enough to get in and are in a much worse position than him. i'm willing to give him the benefit of doubt assuming that he didn't know lsn or may be he was trying to disprove math by enhancing his chances even more, idk, but i'd hazard a guess that it's likely not true. in any case, it likely doesn't matter.

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