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Would-Be College students Competed In Elite Regulation Faculty Admission ‘Starvation Video games’ Throughout Pandemic

I hope I get in, I hope I get in, I hope I get in! (Image via Getty)

I’m having flashbacks to waking up at 5 a.m. to read applications. I can’t believe who we said no to this year.

— Kristi Jobson, Chief Admissions Officer at Harvard Law School, commenting on what the admissions cycle at the elite school was like during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jobson said her office received more applications than ever before, but that they decided to admit conservatively to manage the number of students who accepted an offer of admission.

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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