Yale Law School Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous0L » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:54 pm

SparkyLives wrote:
Jwatson wrote:When are you guys planning to move in? Anyone living in York Crown?


Haven't thought about living situation...still not sure if YLS is where I'm going. But the "when" is a good question and I'd like to hear people's initial thoughts assuming we begin in early september.


I've received my HLS financial aid award--this is reassuring because I now know Yale should have all my documentation. Just waiting on the award....when do you guys think I should send a follow up email? I'm thinking never...but I'm willing to let people change my mind.


I am sure they'll get most out by April. I think you should ask them specifically about your situation if you have a deadline coming up.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous0L » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:00 pm

Try emailing Patricia Barnes, she'll be able to help you.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby KP429 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:09 pm

I emailed her late last week and she said they are sending letters out "within a week"

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby jrs12 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:14 pm

KP429 wrote:There were plenty of kids at Harvard this weekend who were discussing housing and were perfectly OK with paying, for a 1BR apartment, more money monthly than my family back home pays for our HOUSE. Scary stuff.


Honestly, I think this has a lot more to do with whether one is accustomed to living in cities. I was paying $1300/month off of a 42k salary when I first moved to my current city. I was in absolute shock at the housing prices, but most people in the city thought I was getting a great deal. Sticker shock wears off, and people just accept it. It doesn't mean that they're wealthy or entitled.

Besides, the dorms are pretty darn unappealing if you've been living in an apt for a few years, plus I don't think it's unreasonable to choose to live alone. If you're going into private law (and almost everyone is, no matter what they might say at ASW), then you'll be able to afford paying for an apt in Harvard Square.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous0L » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:19 pm

jrs12 wrote:
KP429 wrote:There were plenty of kids at Harvard this weekend who were discussing housing and were perfectly OK with paying, for a 1BR apartment, more money monthly than my family back home pays for our HOUSE. Scary stuff.


Honestly, I think this has a lot more to do with whether one is accustomed to living in cities. I was paying $1300/month off of a 42k salary when I first moved to my current city. I was in absolute shock at the housing prices, but most people in the city thought I was getting a great deal. Sticker shock wears off, and people just accept it. It doesn't mean that they're wealthy or entitled.

Besides, the dorms are pretty darn unappealing if you've been living in an apt for a few years, plus I don't think it's unreasonable to choose to live alone. If you're going into private law (and almost everyone is, no matter what they might say at ASW), then you'll be able to afford paying for an apt in Harvard Square.


Living alone is definitely reasonable and ideal in some cases.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby ndnlawdc » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:15 pm

Koh is leaving. Legal Adviser at State.

I may be the millionth person to post this, but I couldn't find it anywhere.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby iagolives » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:40 pm

Though this was expected, I am very interested to see who President Levin appoints as the new dean and what they'll do to the culture at YLS.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:17 pm

Yeah, the open secret is finally revealed. The rumors I heard when I was visiting was that Heather Gerken and either Richard Brooks or Robert Post (for some reason I can't remember which) were both up there as likely selections. Each are odd choices in some respects, but I heard multiple people mention both of their names (Gerken, and either Brooks or Post...). Anyone heard anything about this?

Also, anyone know anything about Kate Stith, the acting dean?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby SparkyLives » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:53 pm

KP429 wrote:I emailed her late last week and she said they are sending letters out "within a week"


snail mail or email?


BTW, everybody, I just booked my flight for the ASW. Flying into Hartford on the 22nd.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:13 pm

SparkyLives wrote:
KP429 wrote:I emailed her late last week and she said they are sending letters out "within a week"


snail mail or email?


BTW, everybody, I just booked my flight for the ASW. Flying into Hartford on the 22nd.


Sweet! I still need to do this... When I spoke to Ms. Barnes while at Yale she said she does everything by email and she expected to get them out by late last week...I would expect them any day now. :)

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby littleboyblue » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:59 pm

so i guess we won't hear koh give his infamous speech at asw...

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby KP429 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:17 pm

Sparky: No clue. I'm assuming e-mail? She didn't specify.

LBBlue: What speech? Is it just telling us we're the best incoming law school class evarrr?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:24 pm

KP429 wrote:Sparky: No clue. I'm assuming e-mail? She didn't specify.

LBBlue: What speech? Is it just telling us we're the best incoming law school class evarrr?


It's the hard sell speech - how could you go anywhere elsewhere, Yalies are more successful than every other school, God himself once went to Yale Law, yada yada. Fortunately the students aren't like that! ;)

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby rabbit9198 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:54 pm

For those of you not totally indoctrinated with Above the Law yet (please don't be!), the full announcements about Koh's departure and Stith's appointment are available here: --LinkRemoved--

It was actually laughably audible today in the halls at YLS when Harold's email went out [the text of which magically appeared on ATL literally one minute later]: "The announcement just went out!" I'd say just about everyone knew it was coming (though in my own official betting pool, I had imagined the announcement would have come last week, when we were on spring break...oh well).

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby SparkyLives » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:12 pm

Thanks KP and Zabagabe. I guess I'm just getting a little anxious because Harvard's award was extremely generous, and if Yale doesn't come close to matching, it wouldn't make sense for me to go to Yale. Aghh!!


BTW, if anybody else is flying in to Hartford on the 22nd, I would be MORE than happy to split that $45 car ride to New Haven with you. :D (Can you tell I'm broke?)

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby jubileeez » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:24 pm

KP429 wrote:I emailed her late last week and she said they are sending letters out "within a week"


that's great to know. thanks! any idea if this applies to international students too?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby KP429 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:46 pm

I just got my award letter from Yale.

I strongly doubt any other school will be able to match it.. I'm ecstatic right now!!!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby SparkyLives » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:02 pm

KP429 wrote:I just got my award letter from Yale.

I strongly doubt any other school will be able to match it.. I'm ecstatic right now!!!


Same--Yale just pwnd Harvard's financial aid package (which was extremely generous to begin with)

game over, basically

(btw, I think we found the secret behind their magical yield rate :lol: )

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby franfair » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:06 pm

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby Anonymous0L » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:08 pm

SparkyLives wrote:
KP429 wrote:I just got my award letter from Yale.

I strongly doubt any other school will be able to match it.. I'm ecstatic right now!!!


Same--Yale just pwnd Harvard's financial aid package (which was extremely generous to begin with)

game over, basically

(btw, I think we found the secret behind their magical yield rate :lol: )


Harvard massive admissions/enrollment sure doesn't help their financial package :D. I got my package a few days ago, super happy about it.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby SparkyLives » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:11 pm

franfair wrote:
SparkyLives wrote:
KP429 wrote:I just got my award letter from Yale.

I strongly doubt any other school will be able to match it.. I'm ecstatic right now!!!


Same--Yale just pwnd Harvard's financial aid package (which was extremely generous to begin with)

game over, basically


Email or snail mail? I really hope I end up as happy as you guys. I know Harvard says they take into account that you won't be earning a salary while in law school (even if we earned one last year according to tax returns). Does anyone know if Yale does the same?


email with attached award--

From the looks of it, Yale assumes we don't earn salary while in LS as well. My package covered the entire expected cost minus my contribution (with lots of loans thrown in there)

JWatson said he got his a few days ago, so looks like they're sending them out in a trickle...
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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby franfair » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:21 pm

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:39 pm

Just got mine as well. Has anyone gotten their SLS award yet? Mine was about $8k better per year than Yale, and I'm surprised the difference would be so huge...

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby franfair » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:48 pm

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2012

Postby KP429 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:58 pm

Will the COL in Palo Alto offset that 8k easily?




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