Yale Law School Class of 2012

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby masterpinky0509 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:51 pm

This should definitely be fun.

I'm still relieved that they forgave me for writing my 250 about how I love watching crime procedurals on television (I sent in my app before becoming a TLS member and realizing that Yale actually cared about that part of the app!).

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby aci » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:30 am

Hello everyone, I got the acceptance email from Craig earlier today. I applied in mid-Jan., so the turnaround's quite amazing.

Am looking forward to seeing TLS people at the ASW.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby kalessebo » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:15 am

Aci: Congrats! Are you abroad? (Just curious about notification by e-mail.)

Everyone (This is sort of cross-posted from the HLS thread): I had a long phone chat a few days ago with a prof who has taught at Yale and Harvard. We talked almost solely about choosing between the two, specifically from the perspective of someone interested in academia.

It was a balanced discussion, leaving me torn between the schools, but the more I go over it in my head, the more I'm convinced that it would be silly not to go to Yale.

Anyway, if anyone is interested, I'd be happy to PM the gist of the call.

Edit: To those who have already asked for a run-down, I promise I'll get that to you in the next day or two!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby franfair » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:55 am

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:57 pm

Congrats guys!! I'm getting really excited for YLS ASW and I'm visiting next week just to get a bit of a preview. :)

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby franfair » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:15 pm

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:16 pm

franfair wrote:
zabagabe wrote:Congrats guys!! I'm getting really excited for YLS ASW and I'm visiting next week just to get a bit of a preview. :)


I'm jealous. I wish I wasn't so far away. The end of April can't get here soon enough.


I'll be sure to post my thoughts when I'm done - I'm also going to NYU and Harvard the same week so there should be an information dump!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby SparkyLives » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:53 pm

Did everybody receive an email from the financial aid office?

I'm wondering because I've already submitted my FAFSA/NeedAccess and am hoping this is a mass email as opposed to one sent to me because they haven't received my information. :?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby abenn07 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:25 pm

SparkyLives, I got the message too, and I also already submitted both the FAFSA and Need Access. (I was hoping Yale was already processing my financial aid application!) I think it probably was just a general e-mail, but I wrote back asking for confirmation that I don't need to submit anything else. I'll post anything important I get in response.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby SparkyLives » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:26 pm

abenn07 wrote:SparkyLives, I got the message too, and I also already submitted both the FAFSA and Need Access. (I was hoping Yale was already processing my financial aid application!) I think it probably was just a general e-mail, but I wrote back asking for confirmation that I don't need to submit anything else. I'll post anything important I get in response.


Thank you, they received a similar email from me. I thought it was my award at first :D

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby franfair » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:13 pm

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous0L » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:08 pm

Yay! They are finally doing the JD/MBA Accelerated this year. :P

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby littleboyblue » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:23 am

Jwatson wrote:Yay! They are finally doing the JD/MBA Accelerated this year. :P


If its pretty expensive, I'd think twice about signing up for this program. An MBA from Yale is not going to get you a lot of mileage. If this is something you really want to to do (and most likely want to go into business) then I would aim for Harvard, Stanford or Penn/Wharton.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby abenn07 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:15 am

Good financial aid news! Pat Barnes says award letters should start going out by e-mail this week.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby franfair » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:51 pm

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous0L » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:59 pm

littleboyblue wrote:
Jwatson wrote:Yay! They are finally doing the JD/MBA Accelerated this year. :P


If its pretty expensive, I'd think twice about signing up for this program. An MBA from Yale is not going to get you a lot of mileage. If this is something you really want to to do (and most likely want to go into business) then I would aim for Harvard, Stanford or Penn/Wharton.



I was thinking about doing it with Wharton, does anyone know if Yale allows such joint program?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby littleboyblue » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:07 pm

Jwatson wrote:
littleboyblue wrote:
Jwatson wrote:Yay! They are finally doing the JD/MBA Accelerated this year. :P


If its pretty expensive, I'd think twice about signing up for this program. An MBA from Yale is not going to get you a lot of mileage. If this is something you really want to to do (and most likely want to go into business) then I would aim for Harvard, Stanford or Penn/Wharton.



I was thinking about doing it with Wharton, does anyone know if Yale allows such joint program?


My guess is that you would not get any credit for classes taken at Wharton - but that is just a guess.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby abenn07 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:16 pm

franfair wrote:
abenn07 wrote:Good financial aid news! Pat Barnes says award letters should start going out by e-mail this week.


All we needed to submit was the FAFSA and the Need Access, right? No copies of tax returns or anything like that?


Right. As I understand it, we're just getting preliminary award offers at this point, and they will ask for documentation later, before they finalize the offers.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby rabbit9198 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:07 pm

Jwatson wrote:
littleboyblue wrote:
Jwatson wrote:Yay! They are finally doing the JD/MBA Accelerated this year. :P


If its pretty expensive, I'd think twice about signing up for this program. An MBA from Yale is not going to get you a lot of mileage. If this is something you really want to to do (and most likely want to go into business) then I would aim for Harvard, Stanford or Penn/Wharton.



I was thinking about doing it with Wharton, does anyone know if Yale allows such joint program?


From the web site: On a case-by-case basis, the Law School has permitted students to pursue joint degrees with relevant programs in other universities [in addition to at Woodrow Wilson at Princeton, which is the example] as well.

http://www.law.yale.edu/academics/jointdegrees.asp

My guess would be that, given the now-two JD/MBA options at Yale, you might need to prove why you'd have to go to Wharton to get what you want (in other words, there'd be a comparatively high bar in order for them to approve the program - the joint degrees I know of with other schools tend to be in areas where Yale has very little expertise and no formal school, i.e. public policy and education). There's an individualized application process that you can do 1L or 2L year.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous0L » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:12 pm

rabbit9198 wrote:
Jwatson wrote:
littleboyblue wrote:
Jwatson wrote:Yay! They are finally doing the JD/MBA Accelerated this year. :P


If its pretty expensive, I'd think twice about signing up for this program. An MBA from Yale is not going to get you a lot of mileage. If this is something you really want to to do (and most likely want to go into business) then I would aim for Harvard, Stanford or Penn/Wharton.



I was thinking about doing it with Wharton, does anyone know if Yale allows such joint program?


From the web site: On a case-by-case basis, the Law School has permitted students to pursue joint degrees with relevant programs in other universities [in addition to at Woodrow Wilson at Princeton, which is the example] as well.

http://www.law.yale.edu/academics/jointdegrees.asp

My guess would be that, given the now-two JD/MBA options at Yale, you might need to prove why you'd have to go to Wharton to get what you want (in other words, there'd be a comparatively high bar in order for them to approve the program - the joint degrees I know of with other schools tend to be in areas where Yale has very little expertise and no formal school, i.e. public policy and education). There's an individualized application process that you can do 1L or 2L year.


Thanks for the info. Has anyone met Asha yet?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby KP429 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:14 pm

For those who attended the program today -- impressions, thoughts?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby masterpinky0509 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:26 pm

Hey, on the financial aid side: for the FAFSA, the school code provided by YLS is the generic code for Yale University, correct?

All the other schools I am still considering had separate codes for the university as a whole and the Law School specifically, but Yale does not seem to make this division (I searched Connecticut schools named Yale and found its business school and the university as a whole, but not the law school specifically).

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby franfair » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:06 am

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby alexb240 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:01 am

Congrats future YLSers!

So, rabbit, how go the admissions tours? ;-)

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:46 am

Ok, the first day I was definitely skeptical, but after a bar review with a bunch of Yalies, I think I'm pretty sold. We'll see what HLS has in store this weekend, but it's definitely going to be an uphill battle. :)




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